By Lynn Wallace
Jim Jones and Heaven’s Gates led their followers into suicide. Father Divine and others preached a false Christ. Others follow in their footsteps. Some wish all the Christians dead.
God said that in the last days false Christs and false prophets would arise. He instructs us, “So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors” (Matt. 24:33).
What is near? The day of Christ’s return. Some will scoff and say, “Where is the promise of His coming?” (2 Pet. 3:4). More than two thousand years have passed since Jesus Christ walked this earth. Why does He wait so long? Has He forgotten His promises? No, our God never neglects His promises. He loves sinful men and desires each one to repent and come to Himself. He waits because of His longsuffering. He cares.
In the meantime what shall we do? Many have turned aside. They follow the ungodly crowd. However, the Bible warns us, “Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil” (Exodus 23:2a). This broad way leads to destruction. Not only are lives lost, but eternal souls.
God has given us a lively hope, the hope of life eternal. Let us so walk that others may see Christ makes a difference. Then share the good news of how to go to Heaven.
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