Why does the world view the Anti or False-Christs with rose tinted glasses?
The enamoring rosy picture of false ‘Christs’
“Go now, write it on a tablet for them, inscribe it on a scroll, that for the days to come it may be an everlasting witness. These are rebellious people, deceitful children, children unwilling to listen to the Lord’s instruction. They say to the seers, ‘See no more visions!’ and to the prophets, ‘Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions. Leave this Way, get off this Path, and STOP CONFRONTING US WITH THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL!’ “ (Isa 30:8-11).
And thus, as was wont to, comes about the rosy kingdoms of false or anti-Christ(s) of this world – on demand by the masses! Remember how the house of Israel rejected their King, the Lord Almighty, to welcome the oppressive reign of men (1 Sam 8:6-9). Such is the case when the world rejects the True Messiah to embrace the false messiahs of this world. Take for instance how Catholicism came to be!
The massive success and following Catholicism has garnered; the vast empire it built – its wealth, its kingdom, its military and its city – though directly in contravention to God’s Word; the tremendous sway it holds over a vast majority of population in the world today (unparalleled by any other religion so far) HAS FUELED THE UPRISING OF ALL SUCH FALSE EMPIRES AND KINGDOMS. All in the ‘Name’ of God, vying with each other and drawing parallelism with one another – whether inside the so-called realm of Christendom or outside.
WHAT IS MORE? Though currently seemingly dormant, Catholicism is one of the five out of seven powers (Rev 17:9-11) to watch out for as it will soon rear its head, its dominance as of yesteryear, when at last it will be truly and fully exposed. For then IT WILL OPENLY CONTRIVE WITH THE REST OF THE SIX POWERS, THAT WILL RISE FOR THE SAME PURPOSE, i.e. TO BRING ABOUT THE REIGN OF THE LAST AND THE ULTIMATE ANTI-CHRIST. Exactly in the same manner in which the so-called synod of church elders contrived together to produce THE BIBLE (the corrupted Word of God – meaning the Word of God along with all its corruptions possible), simply to further the cause of their respective kingdoms while they pretend to profess their strictest affiliations to the Way.
Today if the world pretends to see the true Way (Acts 9:2) with the eyes and symbolisms of Catholicism just so they can denounce it, it is obviously because they do not seek Truth. They are no different than its followers, the Catholics, who continue to turn a blind eye, and hence like them have only themselves to blame.
The Truth is that CATHOLICISM IS JUST ANOTHER IDOLATROUS RELIGION of this world, created to beguile the believing masses by pretending to adopt Christ as its central figure among its otherwise numerous deities. And it isn’t as if its founders readily incorporated the Name of the Holy One of Israel. No, they only pretended to. For in reality they gave the Name a twist of their own, with the same passion with which they went about systematically destroying all known survivors and confiscated original writings or historical recordings of the Original Faith.
It is thanks to their connivance the name ‘Jesus Christ’ was coined which in turn produced such derivatives as Christians and Christianity, all of which have come to stay but only to mean differently to different people. Consequently, the Name that was to mean ‘God with us’, ‘the One who Saves’ or ‘The Savior’ is given the Greek substitute ‘Christ’ for whatever reason, and the meaning itself is lost to the masses. This is why the Word of God states, “All day long My Name is constantly blasphemed….” (Isa 52:5).
As pointed out, the rise of Protestantism came about exactly in the same fashion and for the same purpose. If anything, they have only added to the corruption. One look at their fruits: their various Organizational bodies of churches, their worldly adherence, their lies, their works etc., and it should testify to the fact. For eg. The Church of England. Is it a wonder then that today it should seek the counsel of the pope to give a fixed date to Easter, a blasphemous festival like Christmas they helped create and promote? Together they only ridicule the Name of God and strive to undo His Great and Mighty Works!!
None of these have anything to do with the Truth or the Messiah, the only begotten Son of God. None seek His Kingdom. And none His Righteousness. Each one follows its own teachings, teachings crafted by men, and each one works for its own kingdom, kingdoms for the glory of man. None enter through the Narrow Gate, and none ever find it. For as God’s Word testifies, “..small is the Gate and Narrow the Road that leads to Life, AND ONLY A FEW FIND IT.” (Matt 7:13-14). Further, “Where two or three come together in My Name (in the unison of the Spirit), there Am I with them.” (Matt 18:19-20).
Therefore, when at last the Day of God’s Wrath comes, the mighty ramparts of their making will give way and be “…shattered so mercilessly that among its pieces not a fragment will be found for taking coals from a hearth or scooping water out of a cistern.” (Isa 30:12-14). Let him who has ear, hear and understand. And let him return to his God while he may and be saved.
The Son of God did not preach a religion, but Himself being God’s Word incarnated in Flesh, He taught and preached the Word of God – the Uncompromising, the Infallible, the Irrefutable and the ‘Fulfilling’ Word. And He proved it by His Deeds that brought the same Words to fulfillment, and He will continue to do so until the last of them are fulfilled or brought to pass.
He did not say, “Convert to Christianity or join the so and so church”. No! The Truth is He finds us just as we are, SINNERS ALL, and exhorts, “REPENT AND BE SAVED!”. He preached His Kingdom, the Kingdom of God and worked for the glory of God the Father. He taught His Righteousness, the surpassing righteousness of the Holy and Majestic God.
He did not say, “Build My Church.” No! The Truth is He said, “I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH AND THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT.” His City is not like the cities of this world, built with the perishable things of this world. His is the Eternal City, the City of God, called Zion or the New Jerusalem, built by the imperishable and eternal souls of His children with Himself as its Cornerstone – incomparable in beauty and glory, unseen and unknown to man and to be revealed only at the Appointed Time of God.
Yes, He came in to this world to DIE, to offer Himself as the Holy Sacrifice, the Holy and Perfect Atonement for our sins. So that all who seek Life may find it. BECAUSE IT IS BY HIS DYING AND SUBSEQUENT RISING AGAIN ON THE THIRD DAY THAT HE PROVED ONCE AND FOR ALL THAT HE IS INDEED THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD WHO NOW LIVES ON, ASCENDED BACK IN TO HEAVEN WHERE HE SITS EXALTED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER.
PEOPLE ARE READY TO BELIEVE ANYTHING. EVEN THAT THERE IS LIFE OUTSIDE THE PLANET EARTH. THEY WILL GO AS FAR AS TO REPORT SIGHTINGS OF VISITATIONS. THEY WILL BELIEVE IN UNKNOWN GODS, GODS CREATED BY THEMSELVES OUT OF THEIR OWN IMAGINATIONS AND READILY BOW DOWN BEFORE THEM. Hence the Word of God testifies of them, “If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Matt 6:23).
BUT SURPRISINGLY (isn’t it?) THEY WILL NOT BELIEVE IN HEAVEN OR ETERNAL LIFE! They will not believe in the Only True God, the One WHO has since the beginning made Himself known to them and continues to do so (Rom 1:18-20). They will not believe Him even though He is the Only One to have descended from Heaven: to live among them, to reveal Himself to them who while in appearance seemed like them proved Himself TO BE ABSOLUTELY UNLIKE THEM, to teach them all Truth, to die before their very eyes only to rise again and appear before their very eyes and sup and fellowship with them once again, to ascend back in to heaven in their very presence, to send them His Spirit and fulfill THE HOLY PURPOSES OF His Most Holy Name not just as their Savior but also as ‘the One who will be with them eternally’ so that all who receive Him may know and believe with certainty that His Promised Return to establish His Kingdom of true Justice, Righteousness and Peace will also be fulfilled likewise.
Finally, to appear smart they will continue to pretend to question, to seek, to inquire, but will never turn to Him WHO Alone has all the answers and WHOSE Promise that those who seek will find, who ask will be given and who knock, the door shall be opened to them, has NEVER failed.