The ”Last Days” Prophecies of the Bible Explained
Recently (I think two days ago), Alex Jones, when he was talking about the Austin IRS attack, he made references to the government’s and banker’s abundant criminal activity as “lawlessness”, and knowing he studies Bible prophecy a little, it was obvious to me that he was referring to this verse:
For the mystery of iniquity already works: but he [the Holy Spirit] who now allows [this] will [only] allow it [to] continue until he [the anti-Christ] comes out of the midst.* – 2 Thessalonians 2:7. I had to insert implied words in that verse in order of it to be more understandable. Another translation that might be the correct one (I don’t know because I’m not fluent in ancient Greek) might be, “For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he [the archangel Michael] who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.” (ESV). The second translation is maybe wrong because it’s not simply one angel fighting off/restraining demons and shielding people from them. Imagine how strangely torturous and frenzied Michael would be if it were just him alone for thousands of years doing that. Poor Michael! But, if that is the correct translation, it would make more sense to say Michael is taken out of the way, then the Spirit, as if the Spirit was just a limited servant who only had one task on Earth, unless, it means the Spirit is taken away from a certain location in which the anti-Christ lives and where some demon or demons have been trying to raise the anti-Christ to a position of very wide-spread authority and popularity (and then that would also make it so that Michael could also just as reasonably be the person being spoken of who is removed out of the way, since then it wouldn’t necessarily mean he was single-handedly (with God’s help) fighting off demons everywhere all by himself).
In other words: It will no longer be a mystery to the world as to why everyone with great hatred is disobeying God, because it will become plain who the anti-Christ is and that he is Satan, or “the beast” as Revelation says non-Christians will call him.
But what does “lawlessness” mean? Does it mean what Alex implied: people breaking the laws of the U.S. Constitution or laws or good laws of their own countries? Maybe. But more likely or in addition to that, its disobeying God’s word through forgetting it, and/or deliberately encouraging people to forget and disobey. Verses that came before 2 Thess. 2:7 are:
Many will say to Me in that day, Lord! Lord! Did we not prophesy in Your name, and through Your name throw out demons, and through Your name do many wonderful works? And then I will say to them I never knew you! Depart from Me, those working lawlessness! – Matthew 7:22-23
Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what fellowship does righteousness have with lawlessness? And what partnership does light have with darkness? – 2 Corinthians 6:14
Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness, for sin is lawlessness. – 1 John 3:4
And a related verse is in Proverbs:
Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law. – Proverbs 29:18
Notice that it says “Where there isn’t any revelation”, in other words where God’s word doesn’t exist/isn’t able to be found” people will allow their hearts to run wild, will do whatever they feel like doing, but that those who remember God’s law will be blessed (the saved Christians especially).
But what is so special about this disobedience that God mentions it? The whole world has been disobeying God for thousands of years, and his word was no where to be found. Why does God act like the future lawlessness will be something special, or different from the disobedience while before he said that? To learn that you would have to come across these passages, and there are enough of them in plain language that those who have access to a decent Bible and have no problem reading and who have the time to, cannot say that these teachings were hidden from them or too hard to find, especially with mp3 audio recordings of people reading the Bible freely available (and in multiple/more than one language):
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator[...] – Romans 1:18-25
But the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and teachings of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, being seared in their own conscience, forbidding to marry, saying to abstain from foods which God has created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For every creation of God is good, and nothing to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving. For it is sanctified through the Word of God and prayer. – 1 Timothy 4:1-5
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these men oppose the truth—men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone. – 2 Timothy 3:1-9
Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles. First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. – 2 Peter 3:1-6
And you shall be betrayed also by parents and brothers and kinsmen and friends. – Luke 21:16, (Jesus was talking to Christians when he said, “you”).
As many know, a person who is ignorant of a good law and breaks it, is not as bad as someone who knows a good law and breaks it. Jesus taught this:
The master [Jesus] of that servant [the false or traitor Christian] will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of [Judgment Day]. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers [Hell]. That servant who knows his master’s will [God's unspoken commands which are in the heart of man] and does not get ready [obtain God's forgiveness] or does not do what his master wants [God' spoken commands] will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows [because everyone has the ability to learn right from wrong]. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. – Luke 12:46-48
Whether it is worse to forget the law and then break it, or to keep it mind and break it, I don’t know, but it is sure worse then not having know it at all, just as Jesus taught. The Bible teaches or implies this “knowing and forgetting makes you worse” principle in other verses:
“When an unclean spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first.” – Matthew 12:43-46
“In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.” – 2 Timothy 3:12-14
“If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.” – 2 Peter 2:20-21
So now you know why this evil in the last days is worse: it’s being committed by people who knew God’s law but forgot about it or know it but break it anyways. But is this reasonable to say that this is the case with most of the world, billions? How can billions of people know God’s word, especially with all the different religions? It’s nothing hard to be exposed to God’s word. Like some atheists imply, it’s like a virus and multiplies. The Bible is the world’s most read, sold, accessible book, and the one written in the most languages. Further, the Christians spread his word everywhere, including partial Christians like Catholics, whose popes have sometimes reminded the world of the God of the Christians through their public speeches and when traveling around the world. Many people, even atheists, know about the so called, “the Golden Rule”, which came from Jesus, and know John 3:16.
But who are these people that will leave the true religion, who will deliberately forget (become without law in their minds and hearts and perhaps cut off access and destroy God’s word from external sources like cutting off access to the Internet or certain websites, disrupting websites, removing and destroying Bibles from libraries, book stores, homes etc., or heavily altering God’s word or at key points or removing verses (like Catholics have done with the engraven images law in the 10 commandments)? Did you guess Catholics? Catholics are the only Christian group that I know of, who, as a group, have removed a verse or verses from the Bible (the Catholic version) and who effectively forget that major law by bowing to idols, not even idols of Jesus, which wouldn’t be so bad if that were all, but who bow down to all kinds of idols, even supposedly divine ones on absurd things (the absurd signs obviously being a sign of sick-minded demon at work, whether directly or through some deliberately lying human). Catholics are also indicated as being the worst group on Earth in Revelation whose corrupting influence is widespread:
I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet-colored beast, filled with names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet. And she was gilded with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman
- drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus
. And when I saw her, I marveled with a great marveling. And the angel said to me, Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, that has the seven heads and ten horns. The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to ascend out of the abyss and go into perdition. And those dwelling on the earth will marvel, those whose names were not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. And here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills, on which the woman sits. – Revelation 17:3-9
The only modern “Babylon” (related to the Tower of Babel which was built by all the races of the world in an attempt to ascend to divinity), whose base is on seven hills, which is very richly and extravagantly dressed (very rich), which is associated for using a golden cup filled with red liquid, which has world-wide corrupt influence, even with royalty, yet which is not royalty itself (notice Revelation does not say that she has a crown despite her great riches), which has massacred many Christians, so many that God has singled out their massacres prominently, are the massacres of the Roman Catholic Church. The Church’s official name even begins with “Rome”, which is where these seven prominent hills are. The Catholic Church has been estimated by me and other researchers, as having killed or directly murdered about 50,000,000 people over 1000 years, and if you take into account the time when the Church was split into various kinds of Roman pagans in ancient times, you can include about 6,000,000 Christians, because that is how many the pagan Romans killed over a few decades. For confirmation of those numbers check these references (one is a book I think I’ve included at box.com, look to the right and look for the link that says, “The Difference Between Christians…” it will take you to various things I’ve written.
On top of all that, it over a billion members, so it’s truly a Tower of Babel culture/Babylon (made up of roughly the entire world). It’s leaders, some of them at least, including priests, even preach that non-Catholics (with the exception of the true Christians of course), will be forgiven of their sins and have eternal life, despite refusing to acknowledge Jesus as savior or worship him, or as long as they accept him as a good god. So in that way, they have even more members.
And as I’ve said in previous entries, a massive amount of Catholics are unfriendly, and nominal, nominal meaning they don’t entirely obey Catholic doctrine, and many obey very little of it, and are wild, like the one whom I said worshiped Randy Orton, who was so hypocritical that on her profile said she was a strong Christian yet boldy said, “My parents are my Rock”, giving them Jesus’ place! And remember that one of the prophecies in the verses I posted above said that these faithless Christians will appear to be of God, yet will not acknowledge his power and make hypocritical lies? again.
As I told one Catholic here who commented back on my Ken Ham and government post: I’ m not talking about a few Catholics I’ve met: every Catholic I’ve met has been very hypocritical like this, placing something above God, like tradition, or some sin, and forgetful of basic Bible verses. And how can anyone forget the at least bi-monthly reports of Catholics abusing children, and of all the types of Catholics to do so: their very priests!
Sadly, as I can say from experience and listening to other types of Christians, it’s not just Catholics that backstab Christ, it’s many types of Christians, the second worst type being Arminian Pentecostals, a type known for their endless near-begging for tithes and the absurd, embarrassing-to-true-Christians reasons for why people should tithe to them. In my experience, I’ve found A.P.s to be worse than Catholics in that they know and understand Scripture even better than Catholics, yet still twist it to suit their own personal belief that God either won’t send many to Hell, will give the world endless chances to be forgiven after death, or that God chooses to save a person (forgiving every single one of their sins – which is often billions of sins if not more – and giving them his eternal mercy and love) in as a reward for their (mere) inherent goodness or for doing (one or some) “good” deed or deeds.
In addition to the law-forgetting/ignoring Catholics and witches, there are also a huge number of atheists who abandoned Christ or who knew about the good laws in the Bible (not that there are bad ones) and yet forgot them or arrogantly and callously gave credit to them to mere humans, and not even Moses or Jesus, but to idolaters like the Babylonians, Egyptians or Sumerians, and one stupid atheist (who I’ve refuted left and right over things as absurd as whether or not Google is useful and whether or not you should do whatever feels good, and who cuts herself, who still doesn’t shut up or apologize for her endless insults), claimed that the entire Bible was “written by a Greek woman”. Yes, ignorant, but even more ignorant to say something based on ignorance. But that’s not the only bad thing about atheists, not even close: In the past 90 years they, as a group, have killed more than 150,000,000 people. That’s more than three times the amount killed by Catholics and in less than 10%. Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot, Huxley and Darwin, leaders of atheists, with their evil commands and evil teachings caused the deaths of over 150,000,000, not including the dozens of millions of abortions committed by people who believed that there was no God to punish them for killing another human or who trusted anti-Christian atheists who literally claimed that babies were merely “meat” (yet ironically many atheists pretend they are good for not “eating babies” and they mockingly claim Christians say of them; talk about “blind hypocrites”) or “protoplasms” “without feelings” as if they asked the babies if they felt anything or not and the babies said, “No,” (what evil morons).
God was clearly right when he said, “A very evil person says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; none of them do what is good.- Psalm 14:1
In summary, the Bible’s prophecies about the last days being worse than the previous ones is true, and about it being because of some Christians who will abandon God’s laws and betraying other Christians and because of the worlds exposure to various truths and laws of God and yet choosing to forget them and go on doing wrong. These prophecies have come true and are coming true more and more every day till they are completely fulfilled.