OPPOSITION

    {ENEMIES OF THE CROSS}

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    {ANTICHRISTS AND DECEIVERS}
    1. The Antichrist - {PDF Copy} - (The Antichrist is a deceiver intent on leading the elect of God away from the Christ revealed in the Bible)
    2. The Last Hour - {PDF Copy} - (False teachers infiltrating the church constitute unequivocal evidence that we are living in the “last days”)
    3. Beasts in the Church - {PDF Copy} - (Throughout the present age, the Church has been plagued with many deceivers intent on misleading believers and causing their apostasy)
    4. Beastly Counterfeit - {PDF Copy} - (The Beast from the earth, the False Prophet, mimics the Lamb and presents a counterfeit of the true faith of Jesus)
    5. Embracing the Mark - {PDF Copy} - (The “inhabitants of the earth” willingly venerate the Beast and receive its mark, although Christians are not immune from its allure)
    6. Mark of the Beast - {PDF Copy} - (All men who refuse to follow the Lamb will render homage to the Beast and take its mark)
    7. Little Horn - Son of Destruction - {PDF Copy} - (The “little horn” in Daniel is the model for the “man of lawlessness” described by Paul  2 Thessalonians 2:3-9)
    8. Kingdom or Christendom? - {PDF Copy} - (By the term ‘Christendom’ men invoke God to validate national institutions and pervert the gospel of Jesus Christ)
    9. Proclaiming Another Gospel - {PDF Copy} - (The Judaizing opponents at Galatia were preaching a different message that deviated from the apostolic tradition)
    10. Beast from the Abyss - {PDF Copy} - (The Beast first appears when he ascends from the Abyss to wage war on the Two Witnesses after they complete their testimony)
    11. Beast from the Sea - {PDF Copy} - (The Dragon begins his war on the seed of the woman by summoning his seed, the Beast from the sea)
    12. Beast from the Earth - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 13:11-15 - The Beast from the is the mouthpiece of the Beast from the sea and of the Dragon)
    13. The False Prophet's Power - {PDF Copy} - (The False Prophet employs economic pressure to retaliate against those saints who refuse to render homage to the Beast from the sea)

    {PERSECUTION AND SUFFERING}
    1. Afflicted Disciples - {PDF Copy} - (In this life, the disciple of Jesus will endure “tribulation” and persecution for his sake)
    2. Tribulation of the Church - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, faithful saints experience tribulation, whereas, the unrepentant undergo wrath)
    3. Destined for Suffering - {PDF Copy} - (Disciples escape God’s wrath, but they endure tribulation to which they have been appointed)
    4. Christian Response to Persecutors - {PDF Copy} - (When Christians react in kind to hostility, whether from government, society, or individuals, Satan triumphs)
    5. Suffering and Discipleship - {PDF Copy} - (To follow Jesus means self-denial and a willingness to suffer, and for disciples, persecution is the highest honor)
    6. Slandering the Saints - {PDF Copy} - (The Beast from the sea is authorized to slander the saints and God for its overlord, the Dragon – Revelation 13:6-10)
    7. Paul on the State - {PDF Copy} - (Paul instructs believers in the center of the Empire not to resist the government - its existence has been arranged by God)
    8. Disciples and Persecution - {PDF Copy} - (When Christians react in kind to hostility, whether from government, society, or individuals, Satan triumphs)
    9. The Coming War - {PDF Copy} - (At the end of the age, Satan and his minions will launch the final war against the saints, the followers of the Lamb)
    10. Mouth Speaking Great Things - {PDF Copy} - (The mouth speaking great things in Daniel appears in Revelation in the description of the Beast from the sea and its war against the saints)
    11. Taking the Kingdom - {PDF Copy} - (Christ’s comment about violence taking the kingdom refers to violent men who attempt to seize the work of God)

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