Escapism vs. Enduring Persecution for Faithfulness

Doing the Master’s Will 

Ephesians 5:15–16 ESV

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

Matthew 24:45–46 ESV

“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes.

Dispensationalism and The Late Great Planet Earth: A vision of a Laodicean Church where the Church can’t win or complete the Great Commission

There is no indication in scripture that the 7 churches of Revelation are 7 ages of the church. This is a doctrine of man imposed upon the scripture. 

The fruit of such a doctrine is that causes fatalism and for people to give up and wait for rescue. 

There is no hope for God’s victory on the Earth or for the Church to accomplish the Great Commission and make disciples of all Nations.

But Blessed is the one who has Faith in Jesus as Lord and is busy about accomplishing the work of the kingdom in the midst of evil days. 

Matthew 28:18–20 ESV

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 16:18 MSG

And now I’m going to tell you who you are, really are. You are Peter, a rock. This is the rock on which I will put together my church, a church so expansive with energy that not even the gates of hell will be able to keep it out.

Habakkuk 2:14 (ESV)

For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

Dismantling Dispensationalism:  The Great Tribulation vs. Tribulation (In the World you will have Tribulation, but be of Good Cheer… John 16:33

The Problem with a future Great Tribulation:  According to Luke, it happened in 70 AD. 

Matthew 24:3–4 ESV

As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray.

The disciples were not asking about a Second Coming. They did not believe he was going to die, but was going to kick our the Romans and rule in Jerusalem as Messiah

Luke 21:20 ESV

“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near.

Matthew 24:15–16 ESV

“So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

Matthew 24:21 ESV

For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be.

Daniel 9:24–27 ““Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place. Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with squares and moat, but in a troubled time. And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing. 

And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end…” 

 69 weeks of years.

from Victorious Eschatology

Yes, there will be a great falling away and a man of lawlessness (2 Thessalonians), but not until the Church has fulfilled the Great Commission

Matthew 24:14 ESV

And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

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1 thought on “Escapism vs. Enduring Persecution for Faithfulness”

  1. Jefferis, although I was raised in a non-dispensational believing denomination, I studied it in an effort to try and understand it, because it’s so popular amongst many Evangelical churches here in America. The more I looked into it, the more flawed it seemed to be in its understanding of the end times. I believe that its adherents are being set up to be unprepared for any real persecution, if it were to happen here in America.


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