I think that as Scriptures tell us, in the last days knowledge shall increase...and that is because of the 144,000 who will be running to and fro across the world and everyone will hear of the gospel. Concerning the falling away of Christians in the last days, I really believe that many will become disappointed in the Church because of a very important truth which is misinterpreted. This is about the Rapture of the Church. The Church is snatched away, and Christians believe that one moment they will be here and then the next moment they are gone. I think that this is a false interpretation. The church is made up of Angels, Spirits. and when the rapture occurs, it is not the living soul that is snatched away, but the spirit or angel which is within the saved Christian. Two will be sleeping in a bed, one is taken the other left...the two represents, the soul and the spirit. The spirit is taken and the body is left behind, for the resurrection and the appearance of the Lord. Think on it... How would Christians feel when the Anti-Christ is in power and they are still here? Betrayed, because they live with the hope of being removed from the Earth before these things occur. Many will stop believing because they will feel that they were lied to by the Christian Ministry. http://www.myspace.com/wordsbymarlene/blog
I choose to respond to this topic because I had an interesting thought a few minutes ago concerning Islam and the Churches. I should confess that I am not exactly sure what I am about to say here... in the cities where the 7 churches were at the time of the receiving of the Gospel of Revelations and several hundred years after, al these cities were Christian, today all these places are Muslim and Christians remaining from the original churches are being persecuted...in Turkey, which was a mainly Christian country until the 1300's- I believe when Islam began to rule. the other churches are situated in Middle Eastern countries where Islam rules. I am a Christian and I love Jesus and I know that He and Our father loves me. I study the Bible religiously and believe every word to be the word of God KJV. Perhaps the one who comes on a white horse conquering and to conquer... is the Anti-christ and his power is Islam and Sharia Law.. the so-called religion of peace. For about 800 years the Christians fought for Constantinople, the seat of Christianity, but Islam conquered in the end, just as it is happening here in North America. Once conquered and installed, it cannot be removed. Sorry I veered from the topic, but it was just a thought and as you read it, so I wrote it, never had it occurred to me before a few moments ago. I could be wrong. Just a thought...