Apostasy, False Worship,

Apostasy

IMG_20140719_205356Identifying The Apostasy.

   Apostasy means total desertion of or departure from one’s religion, principles, party, cause, etc. So anything that is a departure from what the bible teaches is an apostasy.

We know we are in the last days and that is when the great apostasy would be revealed. (2 Thessalonians 2:1-8) Because great apostasy would exist for a while the bible tells us that in the last days true worship would be restored. (Malachi 3:1-3, Micah 4:1-4) . We know that the bible said there would be a time that people would not put up with the truth. They would gather teachers to tickle their ears. (2 Timothy 4:3,4) The bible says that people would follow teachings of demons.

(1 Timothy 4:1-3) We would be able to identify false religion by it’s fruits. Just like counterfeit money it takes experience to identify it, we can learn to identify false religion by learning our bibles.

(2 Timothy 3:1-7)

Some Identifying Marks Of False Religion.

One of the things they would do is speak twisted things. So they would use the scriptures in a way that would either suit their needs or tickle your ears. But they would not be teaching what you need to hear. (Acts 20:30)(2 Timothy 4:3,4). False religion would imitate the pharisees , they would speak one thing but do another. They would profess to love but would act contrary to that love. (1 John 4:18-20).

The false teachers would put themselves above others in the congregation. They would put heavy burdens on them with celebrations and other things that God had not commanded, just like the pharisees. (Matthew 23:8-11) They would oppose the truth just as they opposed it in Jesus day. They would lie about the truth, even get violently angry at people who try to spread the truth. They would treat and feel toward those teaching the truth the same way people were treated in Jesus day. (Matthew 10:22) God’s people were always treated that way by those who oppose the truth. (Psalm 109:1-3)

Because of false religions behaviour and their teachings it would cause people to speak abusively about God. (Romans 2:24)

The fruit of false religion would show plainly, because their members would not be able to overcome the works of the flesh. (Galatians 5:19-21) Because of this we would be able to recognize them as false religion. (Matthew 7:15-17)

Another identifying mark of false religion is that they would use idols and images in their worship, something that God forbids. (Exodus 20:4) In contrast true religion would not use images in their worship because they would walk by faith. (Hebrews 11:1) Because false religion refuses to quit using idols,images and symbols in their worship and walk by faith they will be judged. (Revelations 9:20)

We have to remember that Satan and his people can appear as an angel of light so we need to know our bibles so he cannot deceive us. (2 Corinthians 11:14,15) Their actions would make them a part of the antichrist because they would not be putting their faith in the ransom of Jesus but would act contrary to it. (2 John 4:7)

This is not finished, when I finish it I will post more identifying marks and also put the identifying marks of true worship.

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How To Use Your Bible.

Using Your Bible.

How to use.
How to use.

  There are many people who do not know how to find scriptures in their bibles. If you do not know how then hopefully my post will help you. If you noticed the bible has many books. They are not necessarily in chronological order so that causes some confusion. Don’t let that deter you from studying. The more you read it and come to understand it the more you will understand the order of things. In most bibles there is a table of contents with a list of the books and the page number that they start on. In each book there are chapters. In each chapter there are sentences or some will refer to them as verses. I will show you more clearly in the pictures below.

Books and Page numbers.
Books and Page numbers.

If we wanted to look up the scripture , then we would open our bible to the table of contents. Sorry the image isn’t clearer, I had to use my phone to take the picture. Anyways when you look in the table of contents for proverbs you will see the page number that it starts at to the right of the book. In this bible it is page number 398 . So you would turn to page number 398. To find the chapter it will be in larger numbers and the sentences or verses are the smaller size numbers. After you turn to page 398 you would look for the large number 24. Then you would look threw the chapter for the second number which is the verse. In this case it would be 1.

First number is the chapter. The second number is the verse.
First number is the chapter. The second number is the verse.

This picture shows chapter .  Now that  you know how to look up a scripture try finding you will find God’s name in most bibles. Remember the first number is the chapter and the second number is the verse. If this helps you let me know by leaving a rating.