As I said on the previous page working through The End Times: What You Need to Know and Why will prepare you spiritually for the Last Days. But I want to make a simple observation here as to why it is so important to be prepared spiritually.
Observe these two Scriptures:
What I want my family, and yours, to be prepared for is the great apostasy. This has to do with falling away from what one has believed. Before Christ's Second Coming there will be a great falling away (apostasy) from the Christian faith.
I don't understand everything about the apostasy (we are not given much detail), but I do know that it is important and we need to be prepared at least with this basic understanding since God tells us about it in His Word.
Why will people fall away from the faith in great numbers before the End Times come to a head?
Think about it. What is the prevailing teaching about the Last Days? The Pretribulation Rapture. The vast majority are living in ignorance of what is to come. They are ill-prepared spiritually, physically, and emotionally.
What do you think will happen when they wake up one morning still on earth and the Tribulation has begun?!
What do you think they will feel?
These feelings (and many more) will be overwhelming to them. Their whole life they've believed that God loved them too much to let them go through something like this. They expected to escape the Tribulation.
Well as the Tribulation heats up, for many their disillusionment will lead to disbelief and rejection of their faith. "If God didn't deliver me out of this then He must not be true to His Word...maybe He doesn't really exist any way."
I don't know what it will look like, but I suspect that this false doctrine of the Pretribulation Rapture has a significant part to play in it. Not that it will be to blame. We each have a responsibility to study God's Word and prepare our selves and our families. That is what my book is all about.
Do you see the importance of understanding God's Word and not trusting in man-made theories? That is why in my book I guide you through passages of the Bible. I don't give my theories and put a few Scriptures in to back up my point. You can "prove" anything you want to from Scripture with that method. I walk you through all the most relevant End Times passages and you discover the truth for yourself.
So, I encourage you to take the time to prepare yourself and your family spiritually for not only the Rapture and Second Coming but for the apostasy as well.
The only thing that must be left behind are man's theories!