(By John Burton) Are you in one of the groups of Christians who will be quick to renounce Jesus? You might be shocked. Few can argue that we are experiencing a falling away right now. Many are surrendering wholehearted passion for Jesus for other more immediately satisfying, carnal pursuits. Our culture is growing darker by the day.  However, as great as the falling away is today, it cannot compare to what the Bible calls the apostasy, or the great falling away.

This will be a far-reaching rebellion against God and an abandonment of truth. “Do not let anyone deceive you in any way. For that Day will not come unless a falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or is worshipped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself as God” (2 Thess. 2:3-4). The Bible makes it clear that legitimate followers of Jesus will, during a time of great pressure, fall away. CONTINUE