"For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." —Matthew 24:24
The Bible warns us that in the last days in which we live there will be many false Christs-those who claim to be Christ but who are imposters. Jesus said, "Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying I am Christ; and shall deceive many" (Matthew 24:4-5). We who profess to be Christians must take heed. We must be very careful that we are not deceived. Our calling is to trust, love, and follow the true Christ and Him only. We may have nothing to do with the false Christs who are so numerous in our day.
We know about the Christ of the cults and other religions. He is a good man, a prophet, the first creation of God, a great spirit, a divine idea, or even a god himself. But he is not true and eternal God. He receives his existence from another who is greater than he. He is not the Christ of the Bible. We are not deceived by this Christ. He is a false Christ.
We know about the Christ of Roman Catholicism. They profess that He is true God. He suffered and died for the forgiveness of sin. He arose again, ascended into heaven, and is coming again. But he is not a complete Savior. The Christ of the Roman Catholics can not save sinners without their own good works and the intercession of priests. He is not the Christ of the Bible. We are not deceived by this Christ. He is a false Christ.
The Christ of the Word of God is Almighty God (John 1:1-3,14; John 10:33; Colossians 2:9; Revelation 1:8). The Christ of the Word of God is the Son of God (John 3:16). The Christ of the Word of God will return as He left, bodily and visibly, which is recorded in in Acts 1:11, "...this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." Jesus declared in Matthew 24:23-27...
"Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."
Here is one such false Christ... Apollo C. Quiboloy Exposed. There are hundreds more around the world. Here is another... Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda EXPOSED! Also, there are magicians like David Blaine who are trying to discredit the Saviour by "recreating" Christ's miracles; thus, raising the magician to the level of the Son of God. This is so evil. Beware, Satan is working relentlessly to obscure the Gospel of Jesus Christ everyway he can. Salvation is not found in a religion; but, ONLY in a Person--The Lord Jesus Christ! (John 14:6)
The Word of God expressly states in Mark 13:21-22, "And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect." The problem is that most people don't want to accept the Word of God. Jesus Himself stated this in John 5:43... "I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive."
Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda comes in his own name and millions of hellbound Christ-rejecters have received him. Isn't that a shame? So many people today refuse to come to God the Father through Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God (John 14:6); BUT, they'll foolishly receive a false prophet who claims to be Jesus, who cannot do the miracles which Jesus did, and surely has never died for anyone's sins.
“And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.”
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