The Falling Away

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The Falling Away


We are living in the day that the Bible declares as a day of “falling away.”  Individuals and organizations are falling away from the truth.  2 Thessalonians 2:3, “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come, a falling away first….”


Someone wrote: How Ivy League Apostatized?  Harvard permitted freedom in matters of theology and made no religious requirement of college officers; Yale drifted partly in concern for academic excellence amidst an environment of agnosticism and Unitarianism; Dartmouth and Columbia only had a statement in its charter about the great principles of Christianity and morality in which true Christians of each denomination are generally agreed.  It had no strong statement of faith.  Princeton yielded because of pressure from alumni.  Princeton’s charter insisted on a saved faculty, but did not require this of its students.  As it turned out more and more non-Christian alumni who could give or withhold donations, it finally succumbed to their demand for a voice in the management and educational policies. 


History has shown that once a school or church compromises its position and sells short the fundamental doctrines of the Word that there is no chance of their going back to retrieve that which they originally adhered to.  Not in one instance has there been an apostate body that returned to fundamentalism. 



Turning away from the truth of God’s Word leads to apostasy or “falling away.”