Dr. Danny Campbell
This young convert was deeply impressed and determined to make these the rules of his life. From that day onward throughout his life he made it a rule to spend the first moments of his day alone with God and God's Word. Before he read a letter, looked at a paper or even read a telegram, he went first to the Bible, that the first impression of the day might be what he got directly from God.
- Series: Revelation Study
- Scripture: Revelation 17
The End of Christ-less Religion!
Read Revelation 17 The End of Christless Religion Let’s Pray!
As we will see, chapter seventeen is about the fall of religious Babylon, and chapter eighteen is about the fall of political and commercial Babylon.
The Rise of the False Religion and its False Prophet V. 1-6
For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy, because I have promised you in marriage to one husband – to present a pure virgin to Christ. -2 Cor. 11:2
If the people of God purify the planet as salt and light, the religion of Babylon pollutes the planet with its sewage.
Now back in chapter thirteen we read of two beasts that get their power from Satan. One was clearly the Antichrist, and the other was clearly the one chapter sixteen calls the False Prophet. Chapter thirteen made clear the False Prophet will help the Antichrist achieve worldwide acceptance.
Verse four lets us know this false religion is characterized by beauty and riches. Verse five lets us in on a mystery: this false religion has its roots in “Babylon the Great.”
Folks, that’s what Satan does – he counterfeits the truth, and then adds in elements of so called worship that appeal to the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life.
And it happened, as He spoke these things, a certain woman from the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, “Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts which nursed You!” But He said, “More than that, blessed are those who hear the Word of God and keep it.” -Luke 11:27-28
I believe that after the rapture of born again Christians, those left who really aren’t born again and don’t obey the Bible will do anything it takes to have unity with other religions, even if that means calling God ‘Allah.’
The Ride of the False Religion and its False Prophet V. 7-14
The Bible tells us in places like Daniel 7 that there will be a ten kingdom version of the Roman Empire at the end of days that the Antichrist will emerge from.
There will be a united world under the Antichrist by the midpoint of the Tribulation, and false religion will help make it happen.
The Ruin of the False Religion V. 15-18
Putting together the Bible’s data I believe false religion will help the Antichrist gain worldwide power, perhaps even rebuilding Israel’s temple in a show of tolerance, but at the mid-point of the tribulation the Antichrist will turn on all religion and insist on being worshipped.
Three Responses we should have because of false religion:
First, Treasure Christ!
Second, do what it says in the Bible!
Third, never bully people, but rely on the power of the Holy Spirit!