The Lord says, "No. No. No." This is not the conclusion of the matter. The author of this book has been given a task to do. God has given me this mission, has trained me for the job, and has motivated me to go to work.
THEY, are lying to you. And often, the lie will kill you! Who are they? They are Satan, his fallen angels, and the men who align with them. Who are these men? They are the so called religious leaders who pervert God's word, and speak the lying "doctrines of devils" as their creed. Those men know, if they are the men I speak of. (1 Timothy 4:1)
What is the lie. It is that self is god. The lie, it is I. Satan said "I will ascend . . . I will exalt . . . I will sit . . . I will be . . . I will ascend . . . I will be . . . " (Isaiah 14: 13-14)
God says he will be not. (Isaiah 14:15)
It is a lie that self cannot die. It is a lie that self can live without God.
The Bible says "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird." Babylon the great, is the confusion in the religious world. (see Revelation 18:1-24)
This confusion in doctrine, apparent in the religious world, is about to be erased. For God's people, true doctrine will be equally apparent. False doctrine will not be able to endure scrutiny. "And the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies." (Isaiah 28:14-22)
Those who are confused, and hold to the false things, will be no more. And we know that you, dear reader, are not one of them.
Satan's practiced art is deception. He is deceived himself. It is his desire, this destruction before he dies. The established doctrine is deception, designed, to lull and deceive you. The paganism in the 'christian church' is an abomination to the Lord. (Ezekiel 8:7-18)
Self serving in God's people is an abomination to Him.
"Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens." (Jeremiah 10:11)
God's true people, at worst deceived, are all forgiven. His true ministers are not unclean. God's true ministers, and God's true people are His, to do with as He will. They will let Him. The Lord can wake them up! He can teach them truth. It is important His people know The Truth. God's people do desire truth. "For if there first be a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man has and not according to that he has not." (2 Corinthians 8:10-12)
The corporate and political 'churches,' and the 'religions' of the world, Are Not God's Church. Jesus' Church Are His People. He has His people in all churches and religions. He has people with no religious affiliation. He is about to receive His Church unto Himself. (Acts 10:34-35)
The balance of this chapter is to reveal some of the false doctrine, and superstition, Satan has carefully mixed into the 'doctrines of christendom.' The biblical basis for the views put forth here, can be as involved, and as simple, as the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Due to this, scripture textual references are pointed and concise.
This discourse is by no means exhaustive. God Himself will teach us in Eternity.
If you believe the world is becoming bankrupt; spiritually, economically, and morally, and you desire to see Jesus return for His people, read on. Watch for the events about to come. Be happy and rejoice, for Jesus Christ, your redemption, draws close to you, and is Soon to Come! (Luke 21:28)