By Robert Serreyn
Question? Could you please explain Matthew 24:24?
Matthew 24:24 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.
V23 sets the tone where it says LOOK there is Christ and we are told NOT to believe it, BECAUSE we are told IN SCRIPTURE that the next event to take place on God’s prophetic time table is THE RAPTURE. – 1 Corinthians 15:51-56, 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17.
In v24 it says there will be false Christ and false prophets, I believe what this verse is really saying is this…
There will be many people (false Christ) and preachers (false prophets) WHO CLAIM to be Christian and claim Christ to be their saviour but they REALLY are not saved, BECAUSE they believe and or teach a false gospel.
1 John 2:18 says…
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that Antichrist shall come, even now are there many Antichrists (False Christs); whereby we know that it is the last time.
Today, we have religious groups such as… Mormons, Jehovah Witness, Seven day Adventist just to name a few ALL CLAIMING to be christian, but one look at what they teach and believe will prove just the opposite.
2 John V7 states…
For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an Antichrist.
This why we are told in 2 Timothy 2:15 and Romans 16:17…
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
Therefore those that don’t take heed will result in being the self-inflicted victims of false teaching.
EVEN those who have trusted Christ and his payment alone on the cross for their sins (the very elect) can be drawn away from sound biblical doctrine by a large, fast growing or energetic ministry (great signs and wonders) if they have not remained grounded in the Word of God.
Through out the course of time, there have been MANY (see list below) who have claimed to be Jesus Christ, and as this Church Age that we are living in now draws closer to the end towards the Rapture – 1 Corinthians 15:51,52 – 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 the rise of false teachers, preachers, and converts will GREATLY increase, and through their subtlety lead MANY astray.
Jude V4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as YOUR savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins – See 1 Cor. 15:1-4.
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved – Acts 16:31
The moment that you do, YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
John 10:28-29 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. (29) My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH
18th century – Kondratiy Selivanov (c. 1730s-1832), Ann Lee (1736-1784),
19th century – John Nichols Thom (1799-1838, Arnold Potter (1804-1872), Jones Very (1813-1880),Bahá’u’lláh (1817-1892),Carl Browne (1849-1914), William W. Davies (1833-1906),Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, India (1835-1908).
20th century – John Hugh Smyth-Pigott (1852-1927), Lou de Palingboer (1898-1968),Ernest Norman (1904-1971),Krishna Venta (1911-1958),Ahn Sahng-hong (1918-1985),Sun Myung Moon (1920-2012), Marshall Applewhite (1931-1997), Yahweh ben Yahweh (1935-2007), Laszlo Toth (1938-2012),Wayne Bent (1941-),Ariffin Mohammed (1943-2016),Mitsuo Matayoshi (1944-2018), José Luis de Jesús (1946-2013), Inri Cristo (1948-), Shoko Asahara (1955-2018), David Koresh (1959-1993), Hogen Fukunaga (1945-), Marina Tsvigun (1960-), Sergey Torop (1961-).
21st Century – Apollo Quiboloy (1950-), Hasan Mezarcı (1954-), Alan John Miller (1962-), David Shayler (1965-), Maurice Clemmons (1972-2009), Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez (1990-).