Let no one in any way deceive you, for [the day of the Lord] will not come unless the apostasy comes first (2 Thessalonians 2:3 NASB)
The endtimes event, the day of the Lord, is preceded by the apostasy often referred to as the "great apostasy."
ἀποστασία, apostasia, Meaning: defection, revolt
If we think of defection, could this prophesied time of apostasy represent that time when the local bodies of believers, i.e. churches, rush in droves to incorporate?
We are deceived in not being aware that "incorporation" represents a change of Lordship. Incorporated churches (Charitable Status or 501c3) have registered with government placing themselves under the dictates of government rule (pro-abortion, LGBT compliant, non-partisan, vaccine compliant, etc.). They are churches bowing to government for the sake of mammon.
Soon, if not already, any government church that fails to comply with the government's position on these social issues will dis-incorporated, meaning all their assets will be confiscated and given to compliant corporations. It may be that the leaders and members of those government churches may also be held accountable.
Prepare yourselves. Come out of her my people!
©2018, Dr Steven Bydeley, a man.
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