To understand how this apostasy would unfold Jesus gave an illustration of wheat and weeds:
(Matthew 13:24-30) . . .: “The kingdom of the heavens has become like a man that sowed fine seed in his field. 25 While men were sleeping, his enemy
came and oversowed weeds in among the wheat, and left. 26 When the blade sprouted and produced fruit, then the weeds appeared also. 27 So the slaves
of the householder came up and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow fine seed in your field? How, then, does it come to have weeds?’ 28 He said
to them, ‘An enemy, a man, did this.’ They said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go out and collect them?’ 29 He said, ‘No; that by no
chance, while collecting the weeds, YOU uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the harvest season I will tell
the reapers, First collect the weeds and bind them in bundles to burn them up, then go to gathering the wheat into my storehouse.’”
Jesus was the sower of the fine seed in the field of the world when he came to earth and preached about God’s kingdom.
The men that “were sleeping” were his apostles, after the last of them died off, an enemy came to sow weeds in among the wheat. The enemy was
Satan the Devil. Paul even stated that while that apostacy was starting to form within the congregation it could not come unless first all the
apostles died off:
(2 Thessalonians 2:6, 7) . . .And so now YOU know the thing that acts as a restraint, with a view to his being revealed in his own due time. 7 True,
the mystery of this lawlessness is already at work; but only till he who is right now acting as a restraint gets to be out of the way.
So it was that after the death of the last apostle (as the men were sleeping) Satan began to corrupt the Christian congregation, and men who were not
Christian began to enter into it and change its teachings and the way Christianity was practiced. By the third century when the pagan Roman Emperor
Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the Empire it has been totally corrupted from the inside out. Thus an apostate form of
The formation of that new state religion from the apostatized form of Christianity began with the Catholic Church. She is the older sister in the
prophecy and is represented by Oholah. She was the older sister. And from the very start like her typical representation* in the prophecy she was a
prostitute. She was not like the original Christian congregation that remained “no part of the world.” Rather she took a part in the political
systems of things of the earth who are in Satan’s control. Thus she became a key part of Satan’s system of things. Yet she falsely claimed to
represent the God of the Bible, Jehovah God.
Who then does the younger sister, Oholibah represent?
She came into existence when the reformation happened during the sixteenth century. Many within the Church, especially certain members of her clergy
saw the hypocrisy and the wrongness in her and thus they wanted to make a reform back to what the Bible taught. Initiated by Martin Luther and John
They could have brought the congregation back to her rightful state, for that is what they proclaimed they wanted to do. But they failed to do so.
Instead of reforming the Church, they split from her but kept many of the same pagan doctrines that corrupted her to begin with such as the pagan
Trinity, and the Hellfire doctrine among other things.
This younger sister, Protestantism, or Oholibah, looked to her older sister’s prostitution with the political rulers and did even more shamelessly,
getting in bed with political rulers, and even wars broke out between the two factions of apostate Christianity.
Oholah, the Catholic Church, and Oholibah, the Protestant Churches were both prostitutes in Jehovah’s eyes.
Would there not be a returning to true Christianity?
Go back to the parable of the wheat and the weeds. Jesus already foretold the falling away and the great apostasy. He also foretold when the wheat
would be separated from the weeds of false Christianity:
(Matthew 13:40, 41) . . .Therefore, just as the weeds are collected and burned with fire, so it will be in the conclusion of the system of things. 41
The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will collect out from his kingdom all things that cause stumbling and persons who are doing
During the conclusion of the system of things when the harvest became ripe then there would be a gathering of Jehovah’s people out of all the
nation’s and a restoration of pure worship.
The work began back in the 1870’s when a Christian man by the name of Charles Taze Russell became disillusioned with Christendom. His Bible study
clearly showed him that their teachings were false. Yet he knew the Bible was true, so he along with other earnest sincere Bible students began to
comb through the scriptures and to expose the false teachings of Christendom.
edit on 5-5-2013 by SubAce because: fix anti-type to type