Is This the End Times Delusion?

I’m pretty sure Christian enthusiasm for Trump, where it exists, is the end times delusion the fundies have been trying to warn us was coming. For those of you who aren’t in the know, it’s a common teaching in some Christians circles that in the end times, there will be a delusion sent by God which causes people to call good evil and evil good. The term delusion comes from 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 which saysFor this reason, God will send them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie, in order that judgment will come upon all who have disbelieved the truth and delighted in wickedness.…” This verse is often connected with Romans 1:28 which says, “Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.”

Of course, probably since the afternoon after Paul wrote his words about powerful delusions and depraved minds, people have been claiming that this or that event is evidence that the end times delusion is happening. Depending on where they fall on the crazy train, they may claim that anything from the acceptance of homosexuality to the alien cover-up is evidence of that the end times delusion.

Anyways, I’m calling it now: the fundies were right. Turns out that in the end times, there really is a great delusion where good is call evil and evil is called good. Too bad they never were much good at being able to tell which was which. I’m sure God will help them figure it out. Soon, I hope.

BTW, if you’re interested in an alternative and actually, you know, SANE examination of the so-called “end times”, you can go check out my writing on the subject here.

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  1. Highly recommend the book, NO ONE LEFT BEHIND by Darrell Fasching.

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    • Have you read my series on hell? I studied the issue intensively about 15 years back and have been a proponent of universal salvation ever since.

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      • Have you e-published it, Rebecca? It is VERY important to get this word out in as many ways from as many people in as many formats as possible! Could you send us link to your series on universal salvation?

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      • You will be happy to know that the teaching of universal salvation has finally started gaining a real foothold, although mostly among the sort of people who have, at least temporarily, exited the institutional church despite maintaining the faith. I’m part of a few groups on facebook with thousands of members who accept the truth of UR. So, God is moving, I believe. Yay!

        Putting the series into an ebook is on my list of things I need to get around to one of these days. But for now it can be accessed under the “Hot Topics” menu on my site. Here’s the link: https://theupsidedownworld.com/hot-topics/hell/

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  2. nstalling

     /  January 17, 2017

    Very good Rebecca. Speak truth to power.

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