The Bible shows us that people in every generation persecuted and killed those sent by God—the prophets in the Old Testament as well as Jesus and his apostles at the time of the first coming—instead of accepting their testimonies (Mt 23:34-35; Acts 7:51-60). Why did they refuse to receive those sent by God and why did they kill them? God comes to and works through the one person God chooses and sends. The chief priests and elders at the time of the first coming were eagerly awaiting God’s arrival. When God did come, however, they gathered the Sanhedrin and discussed how they would put the pastor sent by God to death (Mt 26; Mt 27; Mk 15).
If these were the actions of the priests and elders of every generation who were charged with leading God’s people, to whom do you think they actually belonged?
The book of Revelation prophesies the events of the Lord’s second coming. Revelation testifies that all nations are deceived and marry the devil. They feast on Satan’s food and do business with Satan’s goods (Rv 18). Since these words of Revelation are God’s and Jesus’ words, what must Christians do? Should we believe them or deny them?
The world today is formless and void; the darkness hovers over the face of the deep. The truth is nowhere to be found. People’s hearts have grown dark (1 Thes 5:1-6). The truth is denied, and lies reign as king. People who speak the truth are persecuted and ostracized. In fact, people who speak the truth fear for their lives. People who speak the truth are lonely and they cry out to the Lord to save them.
Among Buddhists, Confucianists, and Christians, Christians are the most wicked and speak the most lies. Why? Today, which is the end of the age, all the demons in the world have gathered in Christianity according to the prophecies of the Bible. Out of all the world’s nations, the most demons seem to have entered Korean Christianity. Why? It is because God and his word have left the west and come to the east—to South Korea.
Recently, a particular group of Christians stirred up the Christian world by proclaiming that they would be raptured on a specific date. Their prophecy was proven false, however, after the appointed date passed. Furthermore, the media has been full of rumors lately that the world will come to an end in the year 2012. Why do people refuse to believe God’s prophecies and promises, and turn instead to the lies of such so-called Christian fortune tellers (Rv 21:8; Rv 22:15)? In fact, people’s false gods are driving them to believe the words of Christian fortune tellers.
If you truly want to believe in God and the truth, you must look to the Bible and humble yourself before God. Some people in this world were born to lie, to persecute, and to act as fortune tellers. Although they do so unknowingly, they are acting in fulfillment of the prophecies of the Bible.
When Jesus’ disciples asked Jesus about the signs of the second coming and of the end of the age at the time of the first coming, Jesus said, “Watch out that no one misleads you … For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect,” (Mt 24). Believers facing the end of the age must be mindful of Jesus’ words and believe in Jesus’ promises.