By Chuck Williams
Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church, Milan
Nobody likes to be deceived — that moment when you realize you have been lied to and taken advantage of. It’s embarrassing. Therefore, we shouldn’t be surprised to discover in these last days Satan is truly deceiving the nations of the world. What will all of this lead to?
Days of deception. Matthew 24:15 speaks about the abomination of desecration as mentioned in Daniel 9:27. The Roman General Tiochus Epiphanes, around 160 B.C., marched into the temple, erected a statue of Zeus and sacrificed a pig on the altar. Talk about blasphemy and abomination!
Many see this as a future reference to the final days before Jesus returns. Paul writes about this in II Thessalonians 2:1-12. He is referred to as the “man of lawlessness.” [Read more…]