This Revelation Timeline Decoded post reviews a video by Lion of Judah called The Great Falling Away – Its Already Started But People Don’t See it
The Lion of Judah YouTube channel has 2.65 million subscribers, which means that a lot of people are being misled by their false, futuristic explanations about the fulfillment of Revelation and the antichrist.
Lion of Judah asks, what does the falling away of the church mean?
The enemy has caused Christians to assign the falling away of 2 Thessalonians 2 to the end times, but the apostasy that the Apostle Paul was referring to was fulfilled in the fourth century, and it still affects Christians today.
Constantine and the bishops of Rome codified Romanism, a false Christian religion that has the veneer of the true faith, but is based upon the Babylonian Mystery Religion. It’s designed to hide the true Gospel story and promote man-made doctrine.
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Lion of Judah says that the falling away of the church has to do with the establishment of false doctrine and teachings in the house of God.
After several centuries of the Roman Empire brutally persecuting the saints, Emperor Constantine changed strategies and in 321 AD, he made Roman Christianity the state religion. Satan caused Constantine to do this, to create a new way to try to destroy the true faith. Satan realized that the more he caused the Roman Empire to kill the saints, the faster the Messiah’s assembly grew. So his new strategy was to infiltrate the church and destroy it from within.
Constantine and the Roman bishops combined Pagan idolatry with the true faith, forming the foundation of the Roman Catholic (universal) Church. They changed the names of idols like Isis to Mary, Jupiter to St. Peter, etc. They changed the Scriptural Sabbath to SUN-day, because they worshiped the Sun god. They created the harlot (the apostate church) of Revelation 17.
The appeal of the prestige and power of Rome caused many Christians to compromise their beliefs. Instead of refusing to align with the Pagan Roman Empire, they joined with them, which was the ‘falling away‘ that Paul refers to in 2 Thessalonians 2.
Satan would use the harlot Church of Rome to persecute the saints even more relentlessly than the pagan Roman Empire.
Read Prophecy Points To The Roman Catholic Church Study
Lion of Judah points to 1 John 2:18-19, antichrists went out from us, but were not of us.
This tells us that the antichrist is not an outsider, but someone who rises to power from within the church. They are a false prophet, a fake priest, who misleads people with man-made doctrine that is contrary to Scripture.
The office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, are bishops who pretend to lead Messiah’s church, but deceive people with a false gospel.
The office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, fulfill Bible prophecy as the ‘little horn’ of Daniel 7, the ‘son of perdition’ of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the ‘beast’ of Revelation 13, who leads the ‘harlot’ church of Rome.
Read Prophecy Points To The Leader Of The Roman Beast Study
Lion of Judah teaches a futuristic fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9, the Olivet Discourse and the prophecies in Revelation.
The 70th week of Daniel 9 is about Messiah’s ministry and His blood sacrifice as the Spotless Lamb to atone for our sins. It has nothing to do with the antichrist or the end times.
The Olivet Discourse foretold the events that would lead to the desolation of Jerusalem, the second temple and the Jewish nation; as punishment for the Jewish leaders continuing in rebellion against the Heavenly Father and for delivering His Son up to be killed. It has nothing to do with the antichrist or the end times.
Most of the prophecies in Revelation have been fulfilled in exacting detail during the last 1,900 years. It describes the historical narrative of the Satan-empowered leaders of the Roman beast kingdom (pagan Emperors > antichrist beast Popes > false prophet Jesuit Superior Generals) fighting against Messiah and His saints.
The explanations of Dr. John Barnett of Discover the Book Ministries serve to deflect blame away from the enemy in Rome, and to mislead the end-times saints so that they’re not prepared for how the end-times will play out, and don’t know the context of Messiah’s return.
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