The latter days will be marked with a distinct increase of cults and false religions. This rise of the cults has seemed to coincide with a growing understanding of the Bible’s teachings on the End Times.
It was in the early to mid 1800s that saw the establishment of several ‘made up’ systems of doctrine such as the Mormons, the Russelites or Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Science, and in the broader spectrum of rising deception, there was the rise of Spiritism, Theosophy, and evolution through the writings of Charles Darwin. It is important that the Christian not be deceived by the way that many cults might use familiar phrases and terms that we are familiar with. While they may use the same vocabulary, we may be certain that they will also use a different dictionary!
Every Christian should take a strong stand for his or her faith in the Bible and in sound doctrine. A strong stand for truth honors God, no matter what others may think of you. We also need to focus on our understanding of the truths about the Cross, the Church, and the Coming again of Jesus Christ. The world needs to hear the truth today as there are more deceptions out there than ever before. We will need to commit to fully heeding what Paul said to Timothy in view of the “perilous times that will come.” (2 Timothy 3:1f). Paul wrote these words of exhortation to Timothy: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)