Some say that God would never allow his Church to fall into Apostasy. However, does this assertion follow what the Bible actually says?
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
2 Thes 2: 1Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Amos 8:11Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: 12And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.
1. Jehovah establishes His covenant with Adam -------> Man falls away from the Truth -------> The Great Flood
2. Jehovah re-establishes His covenant with Noah -------> Man falls away from the Truth --------> The Tower of Babel
3. Jehovah re-establishes His covenant wtih Abraham -------> Man falls away from the Truth -------> Egyptian Captivity
4. Jehovah re-establishes His covenant with Moses -------> Man falls away from the Truth -------> Babylonian Captivity
5. Jesus Christ re-establishes His covenant with Peter -------> Man falls away from the Truth -------> Holy Roman Dark Ages
6. Jesus Christ re-establishes His covenant with Joseph Smith ------> Second Coming of Jesus Christ
However, in the Last Days, the Bible says that things will be different. God will finally establish His Kingdom which will stand forever.
Dan 2:44And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
Daniel's triumphant Last Days kingdom did not start in the days of Peter and the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire was represented in the dream by the legs of iron. So, when did the days of the Kings of iron mixed with clay begin? The Holy Roman Empire ended with the defeat of the 3rd Coalition by Napoleon and the signing of the Treaty of Pressburg on Dec 26, 1805. Joseph Smith was born on Dec 23, 1805. The current Rothschild Central Banking system (G20) started with the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Joseph Smith's First Vision occurred in 1820 and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was founded in 1830.
The Great Apostasy during the Dark Ages had to do with a falling away of the physical Church of Christ and the exercize of the priesthood keys, authority and sealing power to administer the covenants and ordinances of Christ's gospel. The Great Apostasy does not mean there was not a preservation of a remnant of spiritual belief. If there was no remnant of spiritual belief, then there would have been noone to join the true Church of Jesus Christ again when it was finally restored.