Have you ever wondered what the “mystery of iniquity” is, mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 2:7? What could possibly be “Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and of the abominations of the earth” (Rev. 17:5)? Simply put, what is at the root of all false religion and all of the corrupt governing bodies of this world?
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Eph. 6:12, KJV).
The only way to begin this discovery is by studying God’s objective, absolute truth…His Word. Scripture interprets Scripture and it never contradicts itself, despite all of the devil’s lies to the contrary. Even thousands of biblical prophecies have already been fulfilled, which could have never happened by random chance. And the closer we get to the consummation of all things, the more we will begin to see the results of God’s restraining hand being lifted.
“Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.” (Mt. 10:25-27, KJV).
We are not to fear those who have been deceived by Satan, we are to pity them and have compassion upon them. At the same time, Jesus often gives leeway for us to try to avoid them at all costs, and leeway to even escape their persecution if they refuse to submit to the truth (Mt. 10). Because God’s wrath is upon them and we are to avoid being partakers of the spiritual plagues that will inevitably come upon them.
Those who reject the true gospel and fight against it and those who meekly proclaim it, are those who fight against God. They have been left to their own devices, so that they will rest quietly for a while in that fatal delusion. When this happens, all we can do is pray from a distance that God will perhaps have mercy on them and grant them repentance so that they can escape the snare of the devil and his will for them to remain spiritually blind (2 Tim. 2:25).
What in the world could possibly be so subtly deceptive that it would blind people to God’s absolute truth, His absolute sovereignty, His absolute perfection, His absolute holiness, His absolute justice, His absolute distinguishing love, His absolute exclusivity, His absolute wrath against evil, His absolute existence as the one true God in three Persons, His absolute election of grace, His absolute predestination, His absolute foreknowledge, His absolute decrees set in stone, His absolute autonomy, His absolute unlimited will (in contrast to our limited will), His absolute purpose being perfectly fulfilled, His absolute redemption, His absolute control, His absolute and actual atonement to secure the absolute salvation of His own, His absolute self-existence, His absolute infinity, His absolute unchanging nature, His absolute, undeterred, unhindered and uncompromising will concerning all things….including the absolute salvation of those He has freely ordained to eternal life in Christ (Acts 13:48)??
What could possibly be so subtly deceptive that it would throw all of that completely out of harmony?? The answer my dear friend is….rank Arminianism.
True Christianity is the ONLY religion in the world that does just the opposite of all that Arminianism stands for, which is why all false religions have one common thread running through them, throughout all the corridors of time…..and that is what’s now called Arminianism, which is at the very foundation of every Romanistic, sacramental, works-salvation system in the world. It is the total opposite of true Christianity, which has been nicknamed Calvinism or Reformed Protestantism for centuries.
Don’t believe me? Search high and low, if you can, and try to find just one corrupt, governing body or religion that does not follow Arminianisms fraudulent and false “free” will fables in one way or another. I challenge you dear reader. Find just one and I will eat this blog.
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