Now as He (Jesus) sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “… what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. Matthew 24:3-6
Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. Matthew 24:12,13
Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand.
“Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Matthew 24: 23-28
The following article is found at (the?) an anti-christ site:
When men and women see and hear Maitreya for themselves, they will have to choose between freedom and justice for all, or self-inflicted death through man’s inhumanity to man.
RedeemedHippie:[Did you catch that? We must choose between this anti-christ figure OR we die. How can death be self-inflicted if man's inhumaity is causing the death? It can't. This is just a smoke screen and a delusion for what really is to take place: people will be murdered, killed for refusing to choose Maitreya.]
Maitreya knows that when He steps forward into the world arena a mixed reception will be forthcoming from humanity. There are many who look forward to that moment with joyful expectation, who will see it as the beginning of the New Time which awaits the sons of men.
RedeemedHippie:[These are the ones whom Satan has blinded their eyes to the truth. They have no love for the truth, therefore they will follow lies and deceptions.]
There are others, however, understanding little of the meaning and process of His advent, who will look askance and doubt His credentials, fearfully aware of scriptural warnings which they all too readily misinterpret. Others, too, will simply watch from the sidelines, awaiting a lead from those they hold in some esteem.
RedeemedHippie:[These are the ones who know the One true God. These are the ones who serve the Him who is called Jesus. We will serve no other. No man on earth can nor will ever take His place with us.
See how they are setting the stage in saying some (christians) do not understand the scriptures? But, THEY do? So therefore we need these devils to teach us?Unfortunately, there are those who call themselves Christians who do not understand scripture. And because they have followed delusion after deluison, they will end up following this devil.
"Others, too, will simply watch from the sidelines, awaiting a lead from those they hold in some esteem." This is no time to be ignorant or wait for someone to lead you. Jesus said, "My sheep hear my voice. They will not follow another." If you do not know HIS voice, you damn your soul by following another this man.]
Thus will humanity range themselves on one side or the other: those who welcome the Teacher with open arms, eager to follow His precepts and advice; and those who see Him as the embodiment of evil and all that they distrust.
RedeemedHippie:[Sounds like they aren't going to allow any gray areas, does it not? If so, then you better be deciding who are you going to follow.]
Thus will the Sword of Cleavage do its work, revealing those who stand for freedom and justice, for practical goodwill and love; revealing also those whose suspicion and fear, prejudice and hate prevent their recognition of the truth of Maitreya’s message of compassion and love. Thus will it be, and thus will men be tested as guardians of their future.
RedeemedHippie:[In other words; this man of great love will see to it that unless you follow him, you will die. Good is being called evil and evil is being called good here. Can't you see it?!]
When the initial shock of Maitreya’s presentation calms, people will see that within much which to them is mysterious and new, much remains logical and practical, self-evident and true. Ancient truths re-uttered will echo in their minds as long-remembered certainties, upholding their faith in life. The aspiration lying at the heart of human evolution will assert its beneficent power and awaken men to the opportunity to serve as never before; to find a new hope and purpose; and to create the outer forms of the new civilization. Thus will it be.
RedeemedHippie:[New Age mumbo jumbo lies which lead to more deception. To serve who? This anti-christ movement of course that will come in the form of BIG government for the sheeple.]
To this time which is near at hand; Maitreya stands on the threshold of His emergence, ready to do battle with separation and greed.
RedeemedHippie:[This man, whoever he may be, is the personification of all greed and all evil. He aims to do battle alright. But his battle is against the saints of God, against all that is good and holy.]
Rally to His call for justice and freedom, reconciliation and peace, and place your all at the service of the race.
RedeemedHippie:[If you rally to his call, you will make yourself an enemy of God.]
This is a time like none before. This is a time which will never be repeated.
RedeemedHippie:[Yes, it does appear that way. If it is the case, then we can count on this being anti-christ for sure.]
Look deeply into your hearts and make your choice: a future bathed in light and love — or a denial of your destiny. Maitreya knows the time is ripe for change. He knows humanity is ready for the test. He stands ready to emerge and begin His mission.
RedeemedHippie:[Yes! Look deep into your hearts and make your choice now while it is yet day. Admit you are a sinner just like anyone else in need of a Savior. Call out to the One true God; Jesus, and ask him to forgive you of your sins and to save you from the deception to come! If not, your soul will be damned through this man Maitreya forever!]