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  • John on Galatians 6
    I'm a born again Christian King James Bible Baptist I would like to know about the second coming they said that the will be a falling away is it like this that there's 350 million people in this country and there's only 50 million Christians let's just say hypothetic and that means there's 300 million non-believers or people don't know about Jesus Christ it's just maybe it's too hard or frustrated and people are just giving up and they're just they're tired I hope I said this correctly I've been studying this I just like to have some more input on it thank you very much my brothers and sisters in Christ I hope all your prayers will be answered in Jesus name I pray amen
  • Ronald Whittemore - in Reply on Galatians 6
    Hey John,

    This is my understanding, please study and let the Holy Spirit help you come to your understanding.

    The people in Thessalonica were questioning things and had concerns about the second coming of Jesus. Paul, in first and second Thessalonians, was responding to Timothy's report on the church there. In 2 Thessalonians 2, Paul told them that Jesus would not return until two things happened "for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;".

    What is this falling away, apostasia; meaning defection, revolt, to leave, or depart? To be one of the two things that Paul lists that will happen before Jesus returns it must be of a large scale, not some gradual departure.

    In Revelation 3:10 there is the hour of temptation that will come on all the world. In 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 and for this cause God shall send them strong delusion. God will not keep us from being tempted but keep us by giving us the strength in our faith not to surrender to it. This temptation comes upon all the world including the believers in Christ if we are still alive, if we are living, we will face this, Revelation 13:9-15

    Jesus said these words, Matt. 10,16 Mark 8 and Luke 9, Luke 17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it, to me fits this very time that is coming.

    Romans 8:17-18 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

    "Here is the patience and the faith of the saints".

    God bless,

  • John - in Reply on Galatians 6
    Thank you for your input I like to respond and that's just how I am I read it I understand and thank you again God bless
  • Suze - in Reply on Galatians 6
    The falling away isn't limited to one country and I believe we are in that now . When my Grandma was a little girl , everyone went to church , if one of the neighbours didn't go they were talked about for days behind their back . It didn't matter which church you went to just so long as you went to one . I have a lovely painting done by a friend of mine of Abraham about to sacrifice Isaac on the altar , in the background is a ram with its horns caught in the thicket , my friend's daughter , in her early twenties , had no idea about the painting at all . Is it religious ? She asked me . Where I live , religious education barely exists and when it does , children have to learn about all beliefs , muslim hindu buddist etc . When I was a child ,about 9 years old , our school did it's version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat , all our school plays were stories from the Bible and I didn't go to a religious school , just an ordinary state school . Because of globalisation everything is relevant which ends up meaning that nothing is , a famous author once said : when man stops believing in God , he will end up believing in anything , I believe we are in the midst of the falling away , now If you say you go to church people look at you as if you are crazy . They are the fools , but they think we are . Some people are in for some very big surprises smiley face , Dear Heavenly Father , please send Jesus back to us very soon , when it is Your will .

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