Something Important to Remember.. The Spirit of the Age, the increasing popularity of Gnostic-type beliefs.. is making way for the man of Lawlessness (anti-Christ).
I know this is a complex and controversial issue in the world we live in today.. everything is hyper-politicized. But we may all do well to remember the timeless words and guidance of the Holy Bible and show respect where respect is due, whilst holding firm to the core doctrine of the faith. I have failed, in the past, and I invite you to join me on this search for real truth.. even if its difficult.
2 Thessalonians 2 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. 5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Romans 13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Will you then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and you shall have praise of the same: