How can the believers distinguish between the false and the true Christ?


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The scriptures give the believers signs to distinguish between the false and the true Christ. The Second coming of Christ the Son of God will be characterized with:

  1. Devastating earthquake and hailstorm “And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth” (Revelation 16:18-21 Revelation 6:14-17).
  2. Great lightening “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Matthew 24:27).
  3. Every eye in the world will see the event “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him” (Revelation 1:7);
  4. Christ will stay in the clouds (His feet will not touch the earth) and the saints will be caught up to meet the Him in the air “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air” (1 Thessalonians 4:17).
  5. There will be great noise of the trumpet of God “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God…” (1 Thessalonians 4:16)
  6. The Resurrection of the saints will take place at His coming “… and the dead in Christ shall rise first” (1 Thessalonians 4:16)
  7. The heavens will pass away and the elements will burn “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up” (2 Peter 3:10).
  8. The living wicked will be slain by the breath of Christ “…and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked” (Isaiah 11:4).

So, if someone is walking on earth or seen on TV saying that he is the Christ, the believers will know that this person is the false Christ.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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