The sad truth is most Christians can't even defend their faith because they themselves are ignorant of God's word.

Don't let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. -- Colossians 2:8
"My people are being destroyed for lack of knowledge..." Hosea 4:6


Monday, January 17, 2011

Many will come in MY NAME


In Mark 13:6 declared this bold statement “Many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He!’ and will mislead many." Jesus said this after his disciple asked when would the end come. 
   During the time it was spoken, Jesus commanded only a very few follower. Maybe less than a hundred and in fact during his resurrection, there were only around 500 (1 Cor. 15:6) who had witness this event at one time. Earlier some of these disciple during the time of his arrest went coward and goes into hiding. At least 2 had betrayed him, Peter and Judas while the rest went into hiding except John.
   This unpopular preacher from a relatively small town in Galilee claiming to be the son of God, now is telling to his small band of follower, something like this: "One day, yes during the end times, many will use my name, form a religion but will corrupt my teaching for their own GAINS."
   We can take up at least two staggering prophesy here or claims from Jesus. That claim of MANY soon to be believers and believers that will depart from the ORIGINAL teachings. WOW! If you are one of the 12 (let's assume only the Apostle were listening at that time but there could be more) listening to Jesus that time, perhaps this would cross your mind "But Master even your own family does not believe in your saying your followers will become thousands?" Now, of course we knew that the largest religious Body is that of those claiming faith in Jesus Christ. It even surpasses the dominant religion of Israel at that time and even in our generation rank Christianity as the first. It is said that there are 2.1 Billion Christian in the world or one third of the TOTAL population of the planet. That estimates may not even include those who believe in Jesus but does not consider Him as God. 
   Mention more than two Millenia ago, a proclamation against all odds if we take the circumstances  when it was written. All his followers were suffering persecution and into hiding from the authorities. Those whom the authorities found to be Christians were either put into prison or executed. They did not retaliate or form an army like revolutionaries but their members multiplied not withstanding the fate that might befall them. Nero even accused Christians for burning the city of Rome.And that very same "accuser"  or the Roman Empire herself who instituted the extreme penalty for the death of its leader and thousands of its followers establish a Religion under that order.
   It is therefore, without a single iota of doubt that what Jesus Christ claims who He is and what will happen is and was the truth. Only The Lord Jesus against other religious wannabes can proclaim in such astounding  accuracy with surety because He is the Adonai of the Old Testament and The Christ of the New Covenant.
   "3"I declared the former things long ago
         And they went forth from My mouth, and I proclaimed them
         Suddenly I acted, and they came to pass.
    4"Because I know that you are obstinate,
         And your neck is an iron sinew
         And your forehead bronze,
    5Therefore I declared them to you long ago,
         Before they took place I proclaimed them to you,
         So that you would not say, 'My idol has done them,
         And my graven image and my molten image have commanded them." -- Isaiah 48:3-5
   If we go on reading the following passages of that prophesy (See Mark 13 and also Matthew 24) we will FIND more proofs that what he had said is indeed what will happen. Who would have thought that there is a possibility that the earth WILL end? Two thousand years ago,  the idea of climate change was not even in one's imagination. It would have been a crazy assumption to declare that the earth will come to pass seeing how it is sustaining life. Famine, pestilence (H1N1, swine and avian  flu). Was it conceivable during that time that a weapon so powerful is able to wipe mankind from the face of the earth? 
   Earthquake from different places will be a sign of the end times, as Jesus said. Are you ready or preparing for it? You better do, because it was declared by Jesus who said: "“I tell you with certainty, this generation will not disappear until all these things take place. Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.”" Luke 21:32-33


  1. You know, not everyone believes or practices the tradition of Santa Clause at Christmas. If one is simply trying to be like Christ at Christmas time, I do not see that as pagan practice at all. Have a nice day.

  2. Well, I hope that's what really is going on.
    Once more early Christians DIED during the "Inquisition" because they DO NOT want to celebrate Christmas. A little google and web search will reveal these.