Friday, November 8, 2013

Are We Seeing the Apostasy? Take Heed, lest You Fall!

Are we seeing the start of the great apostasy, the falling away (from faith) that Paul predicted would occur in the end times (2 Thess. 2:3)?  Just look around at the increasing rejection of Biblical standards and the consequent decline of morality. The disparity between what people consider right and wrong is a grand canyon. We may not yet know its full impact on the church. But we know it is increasing. Is this why Paul warned, “Therefore let him who thinks he stands, take heed lest he fall” (1 Cor. 10:12)?

Jesus rebuked the religious leaders of His day for not “discerning the times” (Matt. 16:13). While only God knows when all these things will transpire, it behooves us to be watching over our hearts to assure we are not among the fallers. Nor should we be surprised to find that we are being slowly outnumbered by what-I-call “unbelieving” believers. Jesus warned that there would be a time when many “false messiahs and prophets will deceive, if possible, even the elect,” followed by the words: “Take heed” (Mark 13:21-22). Indeed, let us.


  1. How do you discern unbelieving believers?

  2. Hello Ransom:
    The Bible can be the only discerner. for example, "unbelieving" believers who do not believe that Jesus is the :way, truth, and life". And the only way "I am the door". Anyone who believes otherwise is really not a "believing" believer. Some people once believed that, but have changed their mind. Are they apostate? Yes, I believe so, but they are (may be) still born again. Why? Because no one being born again can be "unborn." Only God knows the heart. Thank you for your good question.