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Does the Bible say that Satan will impersonate Jesus?

Scripture: Matthew 24:5,2 Corinthians 11:14,2 Thessalonians 2:4
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Does the Bible say that Satan will impersonate Christ at the end? The Bible says false Christ's will arise. Another reference is Satan transforming him into an angel of light. Several references point to Satan doing signs and wonders.

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Caller:  My question is:  is there any place in the Bible that says Satan will impersonate Jesus towards the end?

Pastor Doug:  Well you have in Matthew 24, when the Disciples asked Jesus to give them the signs of the end, the first thing He said was that 'Beware, many will come in My name saying I'm Christ' and 'There will arise false christs'.  So it may be Satan appearing in multiple ways through different individuals.  But you can also look in 2 Corinthians 11:14:  'And no marvel for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.'  And then of course 2 Thessalonians 2:4, it tells us about the devil sitting in the Temple of God showing himself that he is God.

Caller:  There'll also be great miracles performed too, correct - that are not suppose to be believed?

Pastor Doug:  Yes you can read in Revelation chapter 16 where it talks about the spirits of devils working miracles - that's plain enough - and they deceive the leaders of the world by the miracles which they have power to do.  So we know Satan has power to do signs and wonders.  That's what he did with the magicians of Pharaoh in Egypt.  So yes I do believe Satan is going to seek to impersonate Christ.

Caller:  So how do keep from being deceived?

Pastor Doug:  Ah - that's the best question!  Through knowing the Word, knowing the Lord, and a relationship with Him through prayer.  Jesus said if it were possible, even the very elect would be deceived and that's Matthew 24.  And so if you know the Word, you'll be able to identify when something is wrong and measure all things by the Word of God.  So the more you know the Lord and pray for discernment, God will help you to be able to distinguish the true from the false.

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