Lovely post. My thoughts follow.
Jews had throughout their existence experienced great times of apostasy which God corrected with great trial and tribulation throughout the Old Testament and will again in the final days ahead and for all who have not accepted Christ as their savior.Yes, why can't it be like the good old days of the Old Testament when God simply exterminated those heathens?
Whether they are conscious of it or not, false teachers are satanic missionaries sent to produce apostates.As an unbeliever myself, I must say that Satanism never felt so good. Somehow we're winning!
The fear of God is no longer in these people.Sign me up! Fear is so appealing.
The bible also teaches that apostasy will be widespread at the end of the age. In the Olivet Discourse, Jesus gave an extended description of the last days...Rapture day here I come!
God in the final days will call forward holy and righteous men and women who must battle the false teachers. This is a battle of life and death.Give me the gun and the sword! It's a battle to the death, literally. I can't wait to do God's will.
Otherwise I promise you, you will not be able to fight off the evil that will attack you, the subtle and educated deception of false teaching that so easily will overtake you into apostasy. Once there, you are lost forever.Yes, let's just do away with education altogether. And keep your posts coming, because I want to read your writing, since you're a true teacher and man of God. Forget those drive-by Christians -- I want fire and brimstone, Jonathan Edwards style!