FAKING YOUR IDENTITY Samuel A. Kojoglanian, MD, FACC, FSCAI Patient Faking His Profile Mr. L 59 years old, presents with occ CP Denies tobacco, HL, HTN, DM Obese, but states he’s “overweight” EKG normal @ rest Walks on Treadmill 10min, “no symptoms” Sits, talking, 7min recovery, fall to floor Lord Jesus, I need your help Thumped him I John 2:18-21 V 18 Dear Children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour V 19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us. I John 2:18-21 V 20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth V 21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth Summary I. Deception around us II. Dispersion amongst us III. Discretion within us Background I John 2:18-21 Who? Apostle John No hypothesis, error, philosophy ; we saw, we heard, we touched verified evidence When? A.D. 100, age 90, after imprisonment on Isle of Patmos, Pastor of Ephesus Church, after he wrote the Gospel of John, book of Revelation Where? Ephesus, Asia Minor Why? To Reveal the Truth, warn and instruct Christians then and now regarding falsehood Map of Asia Minor John’s Church, Ephesus I. Deception Around Us V 18 Dear Children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour Dear Children 2:13 Little children immature little folk talking to the little babies, haven’t grown up yet 2:18 Dear children Term of affection, he writes age 90 Church family; those born into God’s family No yet mature, being tripped by dark, hate, lies Warning/Reminder Light vs. darkness : walk in light love and hatred: walk in love Truth and error : walk in truth This is the Last Hour Duration of time: 1900 yrs have since passed The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place (Rev 1:1) Behold, I am coming soon (Rev 22:7, 12, 20) For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by (Ps 90:4; II Pet 3:8) Why “soon” is approaching? Prophecies fulfilled: Is 44:29, Ez 11:17 (1948) This is the Last Hour Character of time: terrible times II Tim 3:1-5 But mark this: there will be terrible times in the LAST DAYS. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God – having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. This is the Last Hour Swiftness of time: Instantly For you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night (I Thes 5:2) We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed – in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet (I Cor 15:51-52) I. Deception Around Us V 18 Dear Children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour Antichrist Satan , “the adversary”, in the form of a serpent tempted Eve in Genesis 3; opposes God and man Identified in Revelation 12:9 as “that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan.” After church rapture, he will concentrate his rebellion in the person of Antichrist as his agent Against: Rev 13:1, beast from sea, Political ruler Instead of: an imitation of, substitute, 2nd beast from land Rev 13:11, “lamb”, but a wolf, pretends to be the Lamb of God (John 1:29) Satan masquerades as angel of light II Cor 11:14 Antichrist After rapture, Antichrist (AC) counterfeits AC inaugurates a world peace program AC comes out of 10 nations Dan 9:26 World spellbound x 42 months (3.5 yrs) Change and Utopia has arrived! Bottom falls out mid tribulation AC breaks all pledges Dan 9:27, I Thes 5:3 Hell on earth begins for 3.5 yrs Forces man to receive mark, 666 Rev 13:11-18 I. Deception Amongst Us V 18 Dear Children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour Many Antichrists Mt 24:5 “Many shall come in my name, saying, ‘I am Christ,’ and shall deceive many” Outward looks of Christian, bear Christian name ID themselves with local church; have spirit of AC Luke 22:21 (Judas’ betrayal) II Cor 11:13-14 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as angel of light II Peter 2:1 False teachers will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them, bringing swift destruction on selves Rev 2:2 I know you cannot tolerate wicked men, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not and have found them false (to Church in Ephesus) II. Dispersion V 19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. With us but not “with us” Relationship Church Member / Hear Truth / Fellowship w Christians No Fellowship with Christ No personal communion with Christ Were they ever saved? NO! No Losing Salvation Can’t lose Salvation Can lose Fellowship Born Again? I tell you the TRUTH, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again (Jn 3:3) My sheep hear my voice, I know them, they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand (Jn 10:27-8) While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction (Jn 17:12) No Cruise Control I Cor 16:13 Be on guard, stand firm in faith II Cor 13:5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith: test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you – unless, of course, you fail the test? Man Overboard! I Tim 4:1-2 In the last times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose conscience seared as with a hot iron Heb 6:4-5 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace III. Discretion Within Us V 21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth What is the Truth? During Jesus Ministry “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the TRUTH, and the TRUTH will set you free (John 8:3132) Before Jesus arrest, prays for disciples (Jn 17:17) Sanctify them by the truth; your WORD is TRUTH During Jesus arrest, answers Pilate (Jn 18:33-9) Are you a king of the Jews? Is that your own idea or did others talk to you Am I a Jew? What is it you have done? My kingdom is not of this world You are a king then! You are right. For this I was born. I came to testify to the TRUTH. Everyone on the side f truth listens to me What is the truth? Pilate asked This man is the only man that pierced my soul Turning Away from the Truth Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season…For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn to myths (II Tim 4:2-4; Is 30:10) The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ (II Cor 4:4) Truth Proved Exact city: Micah 5:2 Exact family: Gen 12:2-3; 17:1-7; Math 1 Exact forerunner: Mal 3:1; Math 11:10 Exact change: Zech 11:13, Math 27:3-10 Exact method: Psalm 22:16 (crux not exist) Exact details: Psalm 22; Isa 53:5-7; Mt 27:31-8 Exact omission: Ps 34:20, John 19:33 (legs) Exact exit: Ps 22:29; Is 53:9-11; Luke 24 Stay in the Fold Here I am ! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me (Rev 3:20) He tends his flock like a shepherd. He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart (Is 40:11) Or Fake Your ID Absurdism: there is no meaning to be found in the world beyond what Atheistic existentialism: meaning we give to it. there is no human nature, since there is no God to Darwinism: a theory of organic conceive it. Not only is man evolution claiming that new what he conceives himself to species arise and are perpetuated be, but he is also only what he by natural selection wills himself to be after this thrust toward existence. Jean Paul Sartre Gnostics: During John’s ministry, these super-saints believed JC human @ birth/ Christ @ baptism / Christ left him on cross) Agnostic: does not deny the existence of God and heaven, but one cannot know for certain whether they exist. Nihilism: argues that Being is without objective meaning, purpose, truth, or value. Fake ID Will Cost You! Hell = real and disbelief doesn’t remove it! No peace No rest No sleep No hope No comfort No rescue Suffer in lake of burning sulfur Live in stench Live in agony Live in death eternally Worm does not die When maggots are done eating off a carcass, they too die!! But in Hell, Mark 9:48, their worm does not die Top 10 Truths God is the Creator(Gen 1; Ps 139; Is 45:12, 48:13) God is Sovereign (Dan 4:35) God is omniscient/omnipresent/omnipotent (Ps 139; Hebrews 4:13, Pr 15:3) God’s Word is infallible ( Ps 12:6, Pr 30:5, II Sam 22:31) God loves ALL and died for ALL (John 3:16) We are forgiven in Christ, not condemned (Rom 8:1) We are God’s delight (Zephaniah 3:17; Is 62:4) We cannot do anything without God (John 15:5) Jesus is not A way, He is the ONLY WAY (John 14:6) We have eternal security (John 10:28, Is 49:15-16) Faking Your ID Patient L On floor, turning blue VT, thump, 911, CPR, AED, Cardioverted NSR Stent x 2, d/c home 2 days later 5 days later to office Faking Your ID My patient faked his ID, was Cardioverted. Where are you going and where will you be? What are you believing and at what cost? Who are you and who do you want to be?