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Sunday, January 08, 2017

Is This What The End Will Be Like?

What do you think about this?  Is it plausible?  The Seventh-day Adventist Church  teaches that the following is what will happen in the days before the appearance of Christ. 

The quote below taken from a book titled "The Great Controversy Between Christ And Satan" is attributed to Ellen G. White who was said to be a prophet but there is suspicion of plagiarism in her writings.  I was a member of this denomination but gave it up a long time ago.  But these things that were drummed into my mind from my earliest years keep returning when I read the news. The book provides a scenario on par with Star Wars and would make a great movie. Is it an accurate portrayal of the future?

"Fearful sights of a supernatural character will soon be revealed in the heavens, in token of the power of miracle-working demons. The spirits of devils will go forth to the kings of the earth and to the whole world, to fasten them in deception, and urge them on to unite with Satan in his last struggle against the government of heaven. By these agencies, rulers and subjects will be alike deceived. Persons will arise pretending to be Christ Himself, and claiming the title and worship which belong to the world's Redeemer. They will perform wonderful miracles of healing and will profess to have revelations from heaven contradicting the testimony of the Scriptures.
As the crowning act in the great drama of deception, Satan himself will personate Christ. The church has long professed to look to the Saviour's advent as the consummation of her hopes. Now the great deceiver will make it appear that Christ has come. In different parts of the earth, Satan will manifest himself among men as a majestic being of dazzling brightness, resembling the description of the Son of God given by John in the Revelation. Revelation 1:13-15. The glory that surrounds him is unsurpassed by anything that mortal eyes have yet beheld. The shout of triumph rings out upon the air: "Christ has come! Christ has come!" The people prostrate themselves in adoration before him, while he lifts up his hands and pronounces a blessing upon them, as Christ blessed His disciples when He was upon the earth. His voice is soft and subdued, yet full of melody. In gentle, compassionate tones he presents some of the same gracious, heavenly truths which the Saviour uttered; he heals the diseases of the people, and then, in his assumed character of Christ, he claims to have changed the Sabbath to Sunday, and commands all to hallow the day which he has blessed. He declares that those who persist in keeping holy the seventh day are blaspheming his name by refusing to listen to his angels sent to them with light and truth. This is the strong, almost overmastering delusion."

Seventh-day Adventists consider the writer of the words above to be inspired by the same spirit that inspired the bible.  Do you think such a scenario as the writer proposes is possible?  Are those who run the world capable and willing to participate in such deceptiveness and downright evil?

Time will tell I guess, but you can get an idea from this news report.   Have a nice day.

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