"Betrayal vs. Enduring"
“Betrayal vs. Enduring”
We have been looking at loving OneAnother.
True Believers loving Believers.
We have been warned that their will be false believers - NonAnothers.
Note in the following passage what happens to the NonAnothers.
Note what happens to the OneAnothers.
1 Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him.
2 And He said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down.”
3 As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
4 And Jesus answered and said to them, “See to it that no one misleads you.
5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many.
6 You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.
8 But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.
9 “Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.
10 At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another.
11 Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many.
12 Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.
13 But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.
14 This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Look at verse 10 again.
I believe these are the NonAnothers in the organization church.
It also refers to Jews who turn from a superficial, societal belief in God to man.
They will “fall away”.
They will turn away from the faith they professed yet never possessed.
If they were truly saved they would not turn away.
We see hints of this in verse 13.
The OneAnother is the one who endures to the end.
Enduring to the end…
Remaining stedfast in the faith…
All are evidence of true salvation.
OneAnothers will endure to the end, loving while the world’s love grows cold.
NonAnothers will turn on one another and betray one another “at that time”...the time of tribulation.
Prepare your Spirit.
“It is gonna get worse”.