Don Perkins ~ Beware Of False Christs In The Last Days
Matthew 24 Signs of His Coming- …False Christs
1)What do the scriptures teach about False Christs?
Matthew 24:5, 23-24 King James Version (KJV)
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 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.
Luke 21:8 King James Version (KJV)
8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: 22 for false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
2)What is a False Christ? One who claims to be Christ, the “Anointed One,” Savior.
3)False Christs: a)Jim Jones. 11/18/78. Guyana (Jonestown). 914 corpses in forced mass suicide. b)David Koresh. He had 19 wives, and praciticed sex with the children in this cult from Waco, Texas. c)The Lord Maitreya. 5/14/82. Christ is here. d)Reverend Sung Moon. 3/23/04. He claims that Jesus, Confucius and Buddha endorse him. Reverend Moon is the leader of the Unification Church. They are most noted for their mass marriages in South Korea. They are called the “Moonies.” The Moonies recently held 3800 weddings at once.
4)Current False Christs: a)Dr. Luis de Jesus Miranda. He has a 666 on his body, as do his followers. b)Vissarion Christ from 1991 in Siberia, Russia. His name was Sergey Torop and he served formerly as a traffic cop.
5)False Christs in the Media: Periodicals are famous for redefining Christ. The Da Vinci Code, etc.
6)The National Geographic featured the Gospel Of Judas. Newsweek presented new ideas about the resurrection. Likewise, U.S. News and World Report and Time magazine present false Christs. The “Jesus Seminar” is a prime example. In The Passion Of Kanye West, Rolling Stone magazine makes the crucifixion a racial issue. (Kanye West is an outspoken rapper). Another False Christ is The Jesus Family Tomb. In the Levitt Letter, Jesus is featured as a Palestinian. An advertisement tells us that “Muslims love Jesus too.” In an episode from Family Guy, Jesus loses His virginity. A black Jesus is featured as well.
7)How can we detect False Christs?
1 John 4:1-3 King James Version (KJV)
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
1 John 2:18 King James Version (KJV)
18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
1 John 2:21-23 King James Version (KJV)
21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
8)A warning not to be deceived.
6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
2 Corinthians 11:3-4 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: