Opposition

{FROM SEA AND EARTH}

[Click on the title below to open an article]


{BEASTS}
  1. The Coming Storm - {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)
  2. The Beast is Rising - (To identify the Antichrist, we must depend on what the relevant scriptures say about him, his methods, and his agendas - {PDF Copy}
  3. Beast from the Abyss - (The Beast first appears when he ascends from the Abyss to wage war on the Two Witnesses after they complete their testimony) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Beast from the Sea - (The Dragon begins his war on the seed of the woman by summoning his seed, the Beast from the sea - {PDF Copy}
  5. Rendering Homage - {PDF Copy} - (The “false prophet” uses every means necessary to coax or coerce men to render homage to the “beast from the sea”)
  6. War on the Saints - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 13:6-10 - The Beast from the sea is authorized to wage war on the saints for its overlord, the Dragon)
  7. The Persecuting Beast - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, the Dragon and his servants wage war against the saints and not against nations or ethnic groups)
  8. The Ancient Serpent - {PDF Copy} - (The “beast from the sea” is the latest incarnation of an ancient creature that has been active since the fall of Adam)
  9. Beast from the Earth - (Revelation 13:11-15 - The Beast from the earth mimics the Lamb but is the mouthpiece of the Beast from the sea) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Economic Warfare - (The False Prophet employs economic pressure to coerce men into rendering homage to the Beast from the sea) - {PDF Copy}
  11. The 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)
  12. Embracing the Mark - {PDF Copy} - (The “inhabitants of the earth” are willing participants in the veneration of the Beast, but Christians may also succumb to the false faith)
  13. The Mark of the Beast - (All men who refuse to follow the Lamb will render homage to the Beast and take its mark) - {PDF Copy}
  14. Mark or Seal? - (In the book, “all” means “ALL.” All those who refuse to follow the Lamb will render homage to the Beast and take its “mark”) - {PDF Copy}
  15. Counterfeit Christ - (The “false prophet” mimics the Lamb in order to entice men to give allegiance to the “beast from the sea) - {PDF Copy}
  16. The Dragon's War - (The language of war is used to portray the assaults of the Dragon against the saints who follow the Lamb) - {PDF Copy}
  17. The Mark of the Beast - Considerations - (When we imbibe the values of the existing world order, we begin to take the "mark of the Beast”) - {PDF Copy}
  18. The Beast's Global Reach - (The kings and the inhabitants of the earth refuse to follow the Lamb. Instead, they give homage to the beast) - {PDF Copy}
  19. The Final Hour - (Revelation moves inexorably from the death of Jesus to the final day when God judges the wicked and vindicates the righteous) - {PDF Copy}
  20. The Kings of the East - (Revelation 16:12 - The "kings of the east" are identical with the "kings of the earth" at Armageddon) - {PDF Copy}
  21. Deceivers and False Prophets - {PDF Copy} - (The Discourse opens with warnings about coming deceivers who propagate false expectations about the end)

{TRIBULATION AND PERSECUTION}
  1. Appointed to Tribulation - (Disciples escape God’s wrath, but they endure tribulation. Indeed, the church has been appointed to suffer)  - {PDF Copy}
  2. Tribulation of the Saints - (In Revelation, faithful saints experience tribulation, but the unrepentant inhabitants of the earth undergo wrath)  - {PDF Copy}
  3. Inhabitants of the Earth - (The “inhabitants of the earth” represent the men excluded from the “book of life” for aligning with the "beast")  - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Wrath of God - (Wrath refers to the final judicial sentence of God on His enemies. Tribulation is what the church endures) - {PDF Copy}

{MAN OF LAWLESSNESS}
  1. Disinformation - (Disinformation about the “day of the Lord” caused alarm among many in the congregation at Thessalonica2 Thessalonians 2:1-2) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Day of the Lord - (Jesus will arrive to gather his people on the “Day of the Lord,” and in the New Testament, this event becomes the “Day of Christ”) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Missing Events - (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 - Two events must occur before the Day of the Lord - the Apostasy and the Man of Lawlessness) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Apostasy - (The New Testament warns of the coming “apostasy” and links it to deceivers and the coming man of lawlessness) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Son of Destruction - (Many Christians will apostatize when the Lawless One, the Son of Destruction, seats himself in the sanctuary) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Seated in the Sanctuary - (The man of lawlessness will be revealed when he seats himself in the sanctuary of God) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Until Revealed - (The Mystery of Lawlessness is at work in the world to prepare for the unveiling of the Man of Lawlessness) - {PDF Copy}
  8. The Mystery of Lawlessness - (The mystery of lawlessness is preparing the way for the appearance of the lawless one who will cause many believers to apostatize) - {PDF copy}
  9. Lying Signs and Wonders - (The final deceiver will use “lying signs and wonders” to deceive and cause many saints to depart from the faith) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Lawless One Destroyed - (At his parousia, Jesus will destroy the Man of Lawlessness) - {PDF Copy}
  11. Stand Fast! - (Believers prepare for the Apostasy and the coming Man of Lawlessness by standing firm in the apostolic tradition) - {PDF Copy}