(By F. Dean Hackett) Have you ever been driving and come upon a road sign that said, “Danger Ahead: No access”? Did you look down the road and think, “It doesn’t look that bad.” Then continue on? I made that mistake one time. The road eventually washed out, and I had to back my way out. Fortunately, I could back my way out. I have read about some who were not so fortunate. We are facing similar situations in the church of Jesus Christ. The apostle Paul put up a warning sign in his second letter to the Church of Thessalonians.

“… even him, whose coming is in accordance with the working of Satan with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all deception of unrighteousness among those who perish, because they did not receive the love for the truth that they might be saved. Therefore God will send them a strong delusion, that they should believe the lie: that they all might be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness (2 Thess. 2:9-12). CONTINUE