Deception In The End Times
by: Britt Gillette
According to bible, the end times will be marked by widespread deception, counterfeit miracles, and the appearance of false prophets. Each of these evils will contribute to an atmosphere that will deceive an untold number of people throughout the world.
Almost 2,000 years ago, Jesus warned us about this time period:
“For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4 (NLT)
In the last days, people will be fooled because they want to be. Although this seems counter-intuitive, it’s true. People will believe in the signs and wonders they witness because they want to believe the lies and false promises that accompany them.
Ultimately, a lot of people will be hoodwinked by a master of deception who will feed their itching ears with exactly what they want to hear. In the years leading up to Christ’s return, the world will be misled by the greatest false prophet in human history, the Antichrist.
Deception By The Antichrist
Spiritual deception will be rampant during the seven year rule of the Antichrist. According to the prophet Daniel, the Antichrist will be a master of deception:
“He will be a master of deception and will become arrogant; he will destroy many without warning.” Daniel 8:25 (NLT)
“He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them.” 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 (NLT)