The Truth Regarding False Religion

March 10, 2024   /   Stephen Schultze   /   Harbour Shores

Sermon Series: Revelation – Jesus Revealed

Sermon Title: The Truth Regarding False Religion

Scripture: Revelation 17

Stephen Schultze

Sunday, March 10, 2024

In Revelation 17, John records the angel’s description of God’s final dealing with the “great prostitute” of the world, .

Scriptures: Revelation 9:20; Exodus 34:14; Isaiah 42:8

False religion described (v. 3-6):

  • Supported and empowered by forces for satanic purposes.
  • Has the deceptive of grandeur and glory.
  • Offers perverted and polluted pleasures.
  • Makes great which it cannot deliver.
  • Opposes what is most to Jesus Christ, His church.

The relation and judgment of false religion & the beast explained (v. 7-18):

  • The people of earth will be by the demonic forces of false religion. (v. 8)

Scriptures: Revelation 13:3-4, 8, 11-12; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

  • In a final rebellion the deceived worshippers & doomed world rulers will fully with the antichrist. (v. 9-13)

Scriptures: Psalm 2:1-5

  • The defeat of the united religious & political forces will demonstrate the of God’s kingdom and His people. (v. 14-15)

Scriptures: Matthew 10:28; Hebrew 12:28-29; Ephesians 1:3-4; Matthew 16:18b

  • When false religion cannot deliver victory, the rulers of the world will be used to bring God’s upon false religion. (v. 16-18)

Scriptures: Proverbs 21:1; Daniel 12:7; Isaiah 46:10-11

Questions to consider:

  1. Is immorality an accurate description of false religion? Why or why not?
  2. Why does Satan allow for false religions that do not promote his own fame?
  3. What are some ways that spiritual deception occurs, even among those who claim to be Christians?
  4. How might false religion and the rulers of the world combine forces to oppose the kingdom of God and His church even today?
  5. In what way does the phrase, “He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful” reassure you?
  6. What does it mean that “God has put it in their hearts to carry out his purpose”? What does Scripture have to say about such things?


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