Infowars: “Stores specializing in metaphysical sundries (think ritual candles, blended oils, sacred herbs) like Spellbound Sky and House of Intuition in Los Angeles, while not brand-new, are suddenly crowded. In Brooklyn, Witches of Bushwick has evolved from a venue on the underground party circuit to a social collective that celebrates witchcraft as a feminist art and collaborates with fashion companies like Chromat.
Of course, for those who prefer whipping up potions at home, several new witch- and occult-themed subscription boxes deliver the magical arts to the doorstep.
And social media has enabled young people interested in magic to connect with one another in a way that we have never seen before.”
Opinion: Two verses prophesied the falling away will come before the Day of the Lord – tribulation.
“The time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” (2 Timothy 4:3-4)
The gathering of teachers to say what people want to hear would indicate that these people were not saved and had turned to a counterfeit Gospel.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition.”
In this verse Paul is consoling the early church because they thought they were already in the Day of the Lord and had missed the rapture that Paul had taught them in 1 Thessalonians: 1:10, 5:9.
The emerging church is gaining steam. The topic of same-sex marriage and open homosexuality has split several large denominations and has been accepted in many.
This past Sunday, our friend Josh sent me an article in the New Republic (here) which reports that Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, claims that the first century apostles are wrong and outdated and he has come out boldly to infer indirectly that Apostles Paul, Peter, and John who wrote much of the New Testament, were wrong and need to be corrected and rebuked.
Apostate churches are further evidence of the lateness of the hour.