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Explain The Great Delusion

Regarding the great delusion, is this delusion a gradual growing idea or is it is a sudden event such is the landing of a flying saucer or some such? What do you think?

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I think it's very important for all believer's to read and understand why God sends this Great Delusion.
(2 Thessalonians 2:10-13) says it's because they did not believe the TRUTH.

Who is the TRUTH?
How do we know if a teaching, from one who calls themselves teacher, is the TRUTH?

All teachings, if they are the Truth, can not and must not, go against that which Jesus Christ taught, because Jesus is the TRUTH.
The problem though, most doctrines go against the very teachings from the one called the Truth.

People, You must test yourselves and see if you are truly in the Faith.
Most of you are not!
---David on 10/15/10

Revelation 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

Slowly but surely people are being convinced that they should follow the RCC (THE HARLOT)in her teachings.
They have adopted christmas, easter, and Sunday as holy days, they eat as they please none of which are in the bible and all of which are contrary to Gods word. And where did God ever ask for a wedding ring inmarriage?
It is called a delusion, bucause people who believe these unbiblical theologies are convinced that they are following the truth, when in-fact they are drunk with the wine of fornication
---francis on 10/15/10

Kev, you will find out in time, that Jack and Kathr speak about the same things, amen each other, have the same hate for Calvin, and most of all sound the same, believe that their free will saves them, and will get personal with you within time. They cannot compromise Scripture so they go for the throat. There is others who lum around waiting also. It will not be good, but our battle is spiritual. Against principalities and powers. Against those who will do anything to confuse the believers and plant in them false teachings. So don't be surprise when Jack ask you why you write as you do. He is looking for some leverage.
I welcome you, Micha, Christian, James L, and some others who have not been here long to fight the good fight.
---MarkV. on 10/15/10

Jack, your attacks against me, will not go unnotice by God. I have presented the Truth to you to the best of my abilities, with good intentions, and you have rejected the Truth of Scripture concerning God, to the point of calling me unsaved. I dust my shoes off. You get no more answers from me. For you are a hypocrite and a liar and have now been influenced by your satantic friend. I thought you were a Christian brother, and I was wrong, the evidence is not that of a brother.
---MarkV. on 10/15/10

Genesis 4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

Genesis 4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

1 Kings 18:17 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?

1 Kings 18:18 And he answered, I have not troubled Israel, but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim.

Those who worship worship false gods, are angry at those who worship the true God in the way that the true God asked to be worship
This happens slowly.
---francis on 10/15/10

Kev, you have just witnessed from Jack and Kathr, they will do anything for lie. Kathr falsely states that Saint Augustine was a gnostic and because he was and Calvin studied his works, and that "Mani" taught about total depravity and the elect, Calvin is corrupt. And to top it off Jack answers with an Amen, and speaks about how we should study. It is him who does not study. Augustine did not believe in Mani, he read what they wrote before God saved him. Just because he read something does not make him one. Kathr read about the Mani, does it make her one? Second, the Mani do not believe in election of Scripture but election in office position in their congregation. Has nothing whosoever do do with God's Election.
---MarkV. on 10/15/10

Kev, sorry but I really dont care what Tyndale, Augustine, Calvin or any other church leader believes. I dont follow men. They are not Jesus Christ and their words are not a part of the Bible

Why do you use the dialect of the Geneva Bible when speaking to people?
---JackB on 10/14/10

The strong delusion is not about UFO's. It's about people loving pleasure more than the truth. It's God's way of seperating the sheep from the goats. The false doctrines, false teachers, false Christs(Christians) are growing in number. Very few Christians are discerning about false doctrine and just gobble up lies, and are blown away by every wind of doctrine. I think we are observing this in these times. They want thier ears ticked by false teachers who widen the path so they can include more false Christians in the churches. Paid Pastors need the money to keep coming in.
---Casey on 10/14/10

I'll pray for you IackB and Kathr.

Christ is the cause why I loue thee, why I am ready to do the utmost of my power for thee, and why I pray for thee.

I'm not enraged by that tone. Moreouer that evil which thou doest to me, I receive not of thine hand, but of the hand of God, and as God's scourge to teach me patience and to nurture me. And therefore haue no cause to be angry with thee more than the child hath to be angry with his father's rod or a sick man with a sore and bitter medicine that healeth him ( & c).

I haue sufficiently shown that William Tyndale proved Saint Augustine to be a true teacher. I'll pray for thee.
---Kev on 10/13/10

Good for you, Kathr.

I have tried repeatedly to get certain Calvinists here to research those behind their church doctrine.

They simply ignore it.

Dont tell them about the murders. Theyll become enraged.
---JackB on 10/13/10

The Obedience of a Christian man by William Tyndale (an extremely godly Bible translator, which along with other Protestant Reformers taught Scripture alone) wrote this thing...

How know we that Saint Augustine (which is the best or one of the best that euer wrote vpon the scripture)? Verily by the Scriptures.

Hate Iohn Caluin if ye will, I can only but sigh and pray for you, because William Tyndale/Augustine/and Apostle Paul al together preached the very same Gospel.

William Tyndale in The Obedience of a Christian man said that Saint Augustine is the best that euer wrote vpon the Scripture (and that we know this verily by the Scriptures).

He was martyred shortly after the New Testament 1534.
---Kev on 10/8/10

\\John Calvin studied the writings of Saint Augustine, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Hippo (354-430 AD).\\

Augustine of Hippo was not Roman Catholic, because the Roman Catholic Church did not exist until 7 or so centuries later when she split off from Orthodoxy.

Augustine was wrong in some things he taught, but died at peace with the Orthodox Church.
---Cluny on 10/8/10

Here's a great delusion!!

John Calvin studied the writings of Saint Augustine, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Hippo (354-430 AD). Calvin continually praised Augustine's. Augustine was greatly influenced by the Gnostics. Gnostics believed that mankind was wholly evil. They also believed in two gods, one evil and one good. Their teachings are believed to have influenced Augustine in the development of his theology of the "total depravity" of mankind and his concept of God. For nine years Augustine adhered to Manichaeism, a Persian dualistic philosophy proclaimed by Mani (216-276? AD) in southern Babylonia that taught a doctrine of "total depravity" and the claim that they were the "elect."
---kathr4453 on 10/8/10

2 THESSALONIANS 2:10 AND with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish,because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be save.
(Word of GOD)
2,11 And for this cause God send the them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. ( this is what happens to the churches,False gospels take over and God abandons the churches)
1 PETER 4:17 FOR the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of GOD.
( What happen at judgement day? One of the big thing is the end of GOD salvation program.This happen in the churches first.)
---RICHARD on 8/18/10

God is not speaking of none of those things, my friend! God is going to allow the people to believe lies from Satan. For example: "There is no God". "There is no HELL". You are choosing to believe lies. How come? Because you love your life of sin. You enjoy your life too much, in sin. God is going to let you have it. And He says, "you are condemned---lost....What a sad condition that the wicked man is in [2 Tim. 2:11, Isa. 66:4].
---catherine on 8/17/10

The delusion may be repeated but the delusion was at Eden with Eve falling for the biggest delusion of all......disobedience is okay.

I can't think of a bigger delusion with more tragic consequences than Satan's work in the garden.
---larry on 8/16/10

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i don't understand why GOD would send strong delusion. i never got it. on easter sunday 1983 i came to know who the beloved disciple is using scripture only. i seem to be following the beloved in his footsteps as GOD directs me. i get insights into bible mysteriies and the beloved also was known for that by the disciples. the delusion may be to test a believer. e.g. i know and can give a logical sequence to the mystery of who was the bride and groom at the wedding of cana of galilee. i mail by usps essays that are free and go in more detail. i have enough for a book but don't have the financial resources.
---luther on 8/16/10

Maurice: I understand what you write, and it is true, but the way you write it makes it seem incorrect.

The NT church did not believe the NT, because it had not yet been written (I have found dates for the writing anywhere from AD 50 - 20 years after to about AD 80)

But, as you say, the principles of the NT were already there, and were being [sort of] folllowed

The paper writing were later [like the few bits in the Dead Sea Scrolls] but they followed the teachings of the church

PS - I had the impression that Mark was earlier than Galatians - is that wrong?
---peter3594 on 5/30/10

What did the first century church believe that produced many signs and miracles? I will tell you what they did not believe to help you really think this through. They did not believe anything written in the new testament. It wasn't written yet. Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians wasn't until almost 30 years after Christ. Acts said they followed the apostles' doctrine. Think about what that doctrine is for a while. Read Paul's letter to the Galatians and you will get the answer in the first chapter. Paul was amazed how they changed and began believing something else. I wish I had more room to help you but there is a word limit here. You can friend me on facebook (maurice.goulet) and message me anytime.
---Maurice on 5/15/10

This is No great delusion, Noah with his family in the Ark Is typical of The 1 & only Church that Jesus has, strait is the gate, narrow is the way & be but few to find it. Acts 2 v's 37-41. Fear ye not little flock for you are the fathers good pleasure. There is less of Jesus name Churches in the world.
Those outside of the Ark lost in the flood is typical of the Man-made relig-org's churches in the world beginning with the rrc then to her offspring churches, Matt.15 v 9, 2nd. Cor,11 v's 14-15. The devil has many Big flocks, including the god of the muslam, buddha, hindu etc. <- This Is Man-made delusions. Such Good people but so spiritually darkened. God can & will save some of these people. But most will Not take heed.
---Lawrence on 3/11/10

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Mima, first, you don't bad mouth anyone. All that shows is that you are angry, and bad example. Second, you should understand that sin follows sin. Everyone in office sins. Most are not saved, a few are. We are to pray for our political officials, that God will change their hearts towards Christ. Getting angry does nothing to cure the problem. If the president wants to meet with Satan, who are we to stop it. We can vote and if God sees to it that enough votes are given for us to win, we can stop some things. God does the changing of the hearts not only on the voters but on the presidents.
---Bobby1 on 3/9/10

For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy:for I have espoused you to one husband,that I may present a chaste virgin to Christ.But I fear,lest by any means,as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtiltly so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
vs:14And no marvel,for satan himslf is transformed into an angel of light.

The enemy is the deciever.He convinced the 1/3 of heaven host-angels to rebel-fallen.Rev12
He begiled Eve in the garden-now-working on-son's of God-here on earth-in flesh.

HIS DELUSION?...He believes He's superior to Christ-will come as false-messiah and groom-for the chaste virgin bride.
THE DELUSION?...some will believe-falling again.
---char on 3/9/10

---Bobby1 what would be your view about the Dalai Lama being received at the White House?

I have bad mouthed this meeting. Feel free to give me a lecture for doing so.
---mima on 2/19/10

James, I do not have a negative view on any of God Churches. What happens is, that too much negativity is put on the Churches and not on sin itself. It is sin that is at work everywhere. The Bible says, tares are together with the wheat. We know that already. Bashing Churches is not the right thing to do. Lets get to the real problem. Sin.
---Bobby1 on 2/18/10

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In Ezekiel 14, God said He will set His face against the man of idols and will even hide His truths from Him ("should I let")..

Ezekiel 14:3
"should I let myself be inquired of AT ALL by them?".

The strong delusion has been in effect since Antioch (Acts 11:26).

The name itself is of neglible significance, but we should be aware that many false understandings/traditions and practices are present today.

A Roman official spoke to Paul about Pauls' devotion in Acts 24:22

"But Felix, having a rather accurate knowledge of the Way".

In John 14:6, Jesus was not speaking poetically...

...."I am THE WAY....".

The "strong delusion" is not FUTURE.
---more_excellent_way on 2/18/10

James, you speak churches I speak sin. you speak denominations, I speak individual sin. Churches are not corrupted, the individuals are. The church of Christ is not corrupted.
---Bobby1 on 2/16/10

Bobby1 is correct here. The CHURCH is the Body of Christ, made up of INDIVIDUAL believers baptized into His Body. Jesus didn't come to save earthly churches or nations, but individuals. There will always be tares among the wheat.

When Jesus spoke to the churches in revelation, LOOK how He spoke to and about individuals( Antipas) in keeping the faith among false teachers etc.

I believe I read somewhere there are actually only 4-6% of Born Again Christians in the earthly Churches. 100% in the Body of Christ!
---kathr4453 on 2/18/10

God's Church isn't corrupt, people try to do so.(people try to stir up controversy)
The Great delusions which are the Man-made relig-org's churches (from r-catholocism & her offsprings churches to god's of the muslam, buddha, hindu's etc) because they came from here, 2nd. Cor.11 v's 14-15 then here Rev.17 v's 4-6 & then onto the lake of fire.
---Lawrence on 2/18/10

2 Thes. 2:3-11 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish, because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
---rosalie on 2/17/10

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James, you speak churches I speak sin. you speak denominations, I speak individual sin. Churches are not corrupted, the individuals are. The church of Christ is not corrupted.
---Bobby1 on 2/16/10

The churches are made up of individuals and they are 99% Heretical.

The Churches today are just social clubs for the Pseudo Bougoise Carnal Christians to have a place to go to , but they have No interest in God or His Messiah. It's just Life Insurance nothing else!

They only want to perpetuate their Clubs traditions. That is why we have so many demon-minations believing they are right and compete with the other Clubs. No God

Christ said.

"will I find the Faith when I come"

The answer is NO!!!
---James on 2/17/10

Kathr is correct.

The delusion is 2 Thes 2:11 and is given to people who "did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness."

The delusion is given to people who today reject the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I believe this represents the Gentile population at large which the current advent has evangelized. God's attention switches back to the Jews during the Tribulation. Just as the Jews have had the "veil", so now the Gentiles have the delusion as the "veil" is lifted from the Jews.
---Mark_Eaton on 2/17/10

I believe the narrow gate is the CROSS, because ONLY throught the CROSS can one have LIFE (on the resurrection side). By saying the CROSS I mean our identification with Jesus in death and resurrection life. Gal 2:20. Many believe just head knowledge knowing the Gospel will save them. NO! We MUST FOLLOW Christ into the regeneration...looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith...endured the Cross, as WE too must endure the cross and the sufferings of Christ. Some have stated here that God does not expect anything from them, that a wind blew on them and walla..they were regenerated without even knowing THAT's delusional!.
---kathr4453 on 2/17/10

Matthew 7:14: "For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few."
As there always but have been a few, it could be said that the rest have been deluded? So then, is delussion coming? I think rather that delussion is coming and delussion also has come and only a few did break through it and only a few will break through the ones to come.
---Nana on 2/17/10

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The reason so many will believe the lie, the anti-Christ, is because the Gospel of Jesus Christ is ALSO about the mystery of the translation of the church, when WE meet Jesus in the clouds. Those who scoff at this will not be looking up, but down and around.

They scoff because they say we dont want to SUFFER. However the mystery of the Church, His Body is ALL ABOUT SUFFERING, being conformed to His Image here and NOW, and has been since the beginning of the Church.

The suffering during the great tribulation is about GODS WRATH and that suffering is because they refused the love of the Gospel that they might be saved from the WRATH TO COME
---kathr4453 on 2/16/10

James, you speak churches I speak sin. you speak denominations, I speak individual sin. Churches are not corrupted, the individuals are. The church of Christ is not corrupted.
---Bobby1 on 2/16/10

Bobby1's quote of 2 Timothy 4:3-5

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers, and turn their ears away from the Truth".

Applys to All the churches described in post below...

Of course all of those phonies will echo "NOT MY CHURCH! WE ONLY GO BY THE BIBLE! RIGHT~~~
---James on 2/15/10

James, just expressing my opinion based on my experience. Galatians 4:4,5 But when the fulness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. I was born under the law in 1941 and redeemed by Christ in 1984. Paul said we are not under the law but under grace. John 1:17 For the Law was given through Moses, grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. The Jewish people still observe the Law and the children of God are under the grace covenant. Mankind created the other doctrines centered around their man made rules and regulations, etc..
---Bob on 2/15/10

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The great delusion is being deceived into believing the lie to be the truth: namely that the antiChrist is Christ. The difference between the antiChrist and the Christ is, the antiChrist has absolutely no Spirit of Christ withn him, instead he slays Christ and in Christ's place he exalts himself. It is the equivalent of a criminal going into a man's house and killing him, and then the criminal says, This is my house.
---Eloy on 2/15/10

The delusion is something GOD will send to those who are disobedient to the Gospel. He will send strong delusions and you will believe the LIE. What LIE? The LIE that anti-christ is god. Anti-Christ will sit in the temple as though he were God and many will actually believe it.

This is clearly stated in Thessalonians!
---kathr4453 on 2/15/10

Bob, What verse are you siting?
---James on 2/15/10

The great delusion is sin has no consequence.
---larry on 2/15/10

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I am very impressed with---Bob answer to this question. His answer is correct his answers is clear and we can all learn lessons from his answer.
---mima on 2/15/10

The delusion began when the first man wanted to change something in the grace covenant to agree with his lifestyle, beliefs, and seeked glory for himself rather than God and found some followers. It continued as those followers broke off for the same reasons and started their own doctrines. It continues today. Only two doctrines in the bible, law and grace. The same two doctrines recognized today by God. One is born under the law and remains there until they are redeemed from the curse of law through Christ Jesus. Individuals will always find churches to justify their lifestyles. Those who trust in the church for their salvation rather than in Christ Jesus will hear the truth when they stand before God.
---Bob on 2/15/10

The great delusion is the "End time Delusions"
Christians vanishing in the rapture
Seven years of apocalyptic terror will overtake those left behind.
One sinister man-the antichrist-will take over the world.
These concepts are being taught on radio, television, at prophecy conferences, in countless books and magazines, in end time movies, in siminaries, with one event leading to the other.
As the Bible predicts, "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers, and turn their ears away from the Truth.
---Bobby1 on 2/15/10

The Great delusion ARE The churches of today!

99.9% of "so called" churches out there teach the traditions of men over the doctrines of God. They are fales psuedo carnal beougiose churches that are nothing more than social clubs phonies.

Most have 1 or 2 people in bible studies and 100s in the infamous gluttonous feast of the Ox called Potluck. Where the conversation is around secular subjects ONLY! "Emma sure is good apple pie!" "Bob how's the house coming along?" etc.

From the RCC to the latest Rock/Roll church all are just preachiing their agendas . JUST CLUBS NOTHING MORE.


---Pqstor_Jim on 2/15/10

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the great delusion in 2nd thess 2:3 is referring to mysteries in scripture. precise info is given in a few episodes but nobody is able to see the truth. sometimes they come to a outlandish interpretation e.g. rev 14:2-9 they are all virgins they never told a lie they were not defiled by a lady 12:11b they never loved their life they are the 144,000. and some say they are jehovah witnesses. this is ludicrious. but the answer is simple. do youse know? i do because GOD did not send me the great delusion.
---luther on 2/13/10

This statement by---kathr4453,"However what I have found from day ONE is that the Spirit of TRUTH lives in me. I've actually learned truth through lies. When I would hear something not true...the Holy Spirit in me would not give me a moment rest until I found the truth in the Word of God....once I found that truth, the Lord gave me PEACE beyond all understanding." Really makes me sit up and take notice as this is exactly what I have experienced also. Does it sound arrogant? Arrogant or not it is the truth and I understand exactly what
---kathr4453 is talking about.
---mima on 8/29/08

kathr4453: Stephen...I've attended MANY churches that..."

And your point?

Also, do you twist verses around like you do to people's names? It is Steveng, NOT Stephen.
---Steveng on 8/28/08

****Many denominational churches deceive many christians which will cause the great falling away.***8

Stephen...I've attended MANY churches that are not teaching the truth. However what I have found from day ONE is that the Spirit of TRUTH lives in me. I've actually learned truth through lies. When I would hear something not true...the Holy Spirit in me would not give me a moment rest until I found the truth in the Word of God....once I found that truth, the Lord gave me PEACE beyond all understanding.

God's ways are not man's ways.

Stay in the WORD of God!
---kathr4453 on 8/25/08

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It's obvious from reading the differing opinions on this blog that all of you will be caught up in this delusion.

Do you see the exact parallel between what Christ will do on earth and the AntiChrist? And most, if not all, denominational churches will be part of this delusion.

It happened many times before in the same manner. Most Christians today will never recognize Jesus as the Jews didn't recognize Him 2000 years ago. Many of you say "it couldn't happen to me" because I know the bible backwards and forwards. But so does Satan. Jesus says, "I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. Also read: Matthew24:4-5, Matthew24:24-25,
---Steveng on 8/24/08

Many shall talk about Jesus. But who is the Lord of thier words, of thier deeds, of thier thoughts...this is the battleground of the antichrist.within you,for the throne of your heart.AS john said 2000yrs. ago"even now there are many antichrists among us". Those who hold the truth in ungodliness,who have fallen away. I'm afraid we are all caught in the great delusion of this time we were born into! Outward practices with no inward changes toward the holiness of Christ without which no one will see GOD. A shallow world that speaks nothing of self sacrifice & death of self that christ may live in me.
---rick on 8/24/08

Many denominational churches deceive many christians which will cause the great falling away.

Satan has learned from history about what will deceive men away from God. He is the ultimate deceiver. Matthew 24:4-5, Matthew 24:24-25, Ephesians 4:14, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-5, 2 Corinthians 11:13-15

Mark 7:8-9,13 show how wrong denomination chruches are having their own traditions, ways of living and biblical interpretations. 2 Timothy 4:3-4,

Christians are always learning everything, but the truth, 2 Timothy 3:6-7, and are only hearers of the Word.

So be watchful, be sober - and be warned.
---Steveng on 8/24/08

"Let no man decieve you by any means! That day shall NOT come- except- there come a falling away first"{you can not fall away until you have attained, these are carnal christians,the seed that becomes unfruitful when the cares & loves of this life choke out the WORD.} "and that man of sin be revealed,who exalts himself above all that is called GOD or that is worshipped , so that he sets in the temple of GOD{remember you! the christian are the temple of the living GOD the veil has been rent & GOD no longer dwells in temples made by hands, but sits upon the throne of the heart of those who have made HIM Lord & master.}"showing himself that he is god."2thes2:3-4.
---rick on 8/24/08

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**Perhaps, this is, indeed, the great delusion, in that so many who think they are following Christ, are in fact, putting themselves squarely in the "Goat" category of Matthew 25!**

And we know the Goat's category of Matthew 25 deal with how Gentiles treat (Jesus Brethren...the Jews after the flesh...Israel, during the great tribulation period. The Great Tribulation is about *The Time of Jacob's trouble.

I believe this to be a great delusion that God is finished with Israel.

This infact will bring great condemnation, as it always has through out history.

Replacement Theology is one of the great delusions infultrating the church today.

The Church has not replaced Israel,it proceeds Israel! Romans 11
---kathr4453 on 8/23/08

I was impressed with Michelle's answer and now I impressed with Rick's answer.
---Mima on 8/23/08

Dan, I've never heard of the "NAAP" who are they and HOW are they working to cure "us" of the great delusion? The only cure I know of is Jesus Christ, His death, burial, and resurrection, if their cure doesn't declare this, then they are no help whatsoever.
---tommy3007 on 8/23/08

Rick ... That sounds like an invitation to battle
---alan_of_UK on 8/23/08

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I must admit that I have wondered how it is that Evangelical Christians have become so focused on political power, and in so doing, have set aside almost every one of Jesus' core teachings about caring for those in need. The Christian Right has seemingly made a "devil's deal" supporting policies which favor the ultra rich, as long as they get some scraps in return. Believers seem Hades-bent on accruing as much earthly wealth as they can, igoring the needs for health care, and demonstrating more and more hate toward non believers, like Muslims. Perhaps, this is, indeed, the great delusion, in that so many who think they are following Christ, are in fact, putting themselves squarely in the "Goat" category of Matthew 25!
---Rick on 8/22/08

I am very impressed with the way---Michelle has explained herself in regard to this matter of a great delusion. Basically I agree with everything she says.
---Mima on 8/22/08

It will encompass a global deception, and bring thousands of fractured and diverse little groups together into one big composite called "A New World".
If you're not a "New World" man, you had better be born again or you may be exterminated.
Daniel calls it the 'great seduction'.

But those that know their God will remain strong and will do great exploits for Him.
---Michelle on 8/22/08

Paul speaks of the delusion. "Therefore God also gave them up... who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator..." Romans 1:24-25
When one understands that following man made traditions in place of God's expressed will is worshiping and serving the creature rather than the Creator, they will see how the Sabbath fits this and will understand worshiping God vs the Beast.
---robin8683 on 11/1/07

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The NAAP, the National association of the american people, is working to cure the people of the great delusion! they need are support because the powers are working to stop them!
---dan on 10/28/07


Since Jesus directly spoke about an afterlife, how could believing in an afterlife be a delusion? (If it was, then Jesus was deluded, so why are any of us here then?)
---StrongAxe on 10/27/07

The Hebrew word translated madness implies: A blindness to the true issues. These poor men are blinded all the days of their miserable existence. They lack the ability to see things rightly, from their darkness and evil they go to death. They pass from death to death. ++>>>Ecl. 9
---catherine on 10/26/07

Another great delusion is that you can be a jack of all trades and a master of none.
---Bob on 10/26/07

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The bigest DELUSION is "BORN AGAIN"Jn3:3and 7,says born from above.Forget Flying saucers.That will NOT bring you salvation.God lives above Comes from above & ascended into Heaven.the delusion is AGAIN which comes from Below the deciever of decievers Look up & see Your God ask for acceptance from Him.He lives above Not Below.
---Emcee on 10/26/07

Based on 2 Thessalonians 2:11 we read:

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.

12. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

This is answered in Romans 1:21-32

It is not gods will that any man perish, but that all come to repentance John 3:16-20

If man persists in rebelllion, then God will give them up and over to their own ways which will damn their souls.
---Whisper on 10/26/07

It is a gradual leading, up to a sudden, yet expected event.
---Josef on 10/26/07

mima,I believe it is gradual,and is given in a description of men in end days scripture.the apostate church etc.sooooooooooo many christians believe they can live in and be of the world, and this is and has been a growing sign as we lost our independence to an economy,job,driven society,and lost our ability to live off the land.
---tom2 on 10/25/07

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Before Jesus will return to this earth to gather his saints Satan will imitate his coming and thousands will be deceived. I can just imagine all major networks broadcasting the event and many people readily make quick travel arrangements to go and see him BUT the Bible warns us and tells us that if we are told to go the desert we should not go!!!
Here is a clue as to how we will know that it is a fake: When Jesus comes back He will not walk on this earth but we shall meet Him in the air. P.
---Pierre on 10/25/07

One person explained to me that the great delusion is the belief in an afterlife.
---John1944 on 10/25/07

You have a point Mima. It could be an event that makes everyone believe that God is from the planet Kolob or Mary is a redeemer. Someone comes that says they're the great imam and does miracles saying its okay to worship your god as long as you worship Mary too.
It would go over so easy.
Only the elect will know the difference.

if they say come here go there "do not go"
that's why these apparitions are so dangerous. it gets people running out to see the latest incantation
---Andrea on 10/25/07

Here are some other verses that I believe coincide:
Ro 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient,
God is in their knowledge, but they would rather deny him.

1tim 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils,
---trey on 10/25/07

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1tim 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron,

The wicked depart from "the faith" meaning "the truth", and turn unto the doctrines of devils. These are lieing hypocrites who through continually doing evil have seared their own conscience.

As always "...the fool hath said in his heart, 'there is no God'".

These wicked hate our God, and deserve everlasting punishment.

Lord bless you,
---trey on 10/25/07

Hi Mima,

2thes 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2thes 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

I believe "the great delusion" is the heresy that Christ is not our Savior, and all the lies and deception that go along with that. This punishment was delivered to those who hate the truth, and would rather believe a lie.
---trey on 10/25/07

The Bible says, "When they say, 'Peace and safety' then sudden destruction shall come upon them and they will NOT escape."

Now, compare this to: "Once saved, always saved, fixed for time and eternity, gonna to up in the Rapture. I've got peace and safety."

What do YOU think?
---Jack on 10/25/07

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