The Great Falling Away: Matthew 24:10
“10) At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another.” Matthew‬ ‭24‬:‭10
Jesus now talks about the apostasy that will accompany the end times. Some call this the great “falling away.”
Paul also warned against this in texts like 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12; 2 Timothy 3:1-9; and 4:1-8. These people will hold to a form of godliness, but deny Jesus Christ as master and reject solid biblical preaching and teaching.
I view this as the emergence of liberal Christianity. They call themselves “Christian”, but they stand in stark contrast to the teachings of Jesus Christ and the born-again gospel message. They ignore, minimize and reject the Bible.
Many denominations and Christian organizations have become the antithesis of their founding roots. In fact, they will deliver up to persecution and hate any who hold to conservative and biblical Christianity.
Again, as we survey the previous generation of the past 50-80 years, the great “falling away” has happened at an alarming rate and is gaining momentum. Though apostasy has been present throughout the past 2,000 years of church history, the current phenomenon is unprecedented.
We are watching an internal and wide spread decay and disintegration of Christian morals and biblical doctrines. The secularization of Christianity is unfolding right before our eyes. The great “falling away” that Jesus warned about is engulfing modern Christianity.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global