Speaking of the final eternal union of the Bridegroom and the bride, which is the New Jerusalem, Paul says:
Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the falling away [apostasy] comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition [antichrist], who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of Yah, displaying himself as being the Supreme God. 2 Thessalonians 2:3
The apostasy, or “falling away,” is a counterfeit of the true faith that deceives many, and is called the “great whore of Babylon” in Rev. 17. What is that counterfeit—the defection from the faith? Well, one would have to fully understand the faith that was embraced and taught in the New Testament, and then know what was invented to counterfeit that faith, when it was invented, and why it was invented.
Messiah: born on the Feast of Tabernacles (in the Fall each year)
Counterfeit: born on the Christ-mass, December 25 (sun god’s birthday)
Messiah: died on Passover (a Wednesday that year)
Counterfeit: died on Good Friday
Messiah: rose again on the Feast of Firstfruits (during the night)
Counterfeit: rose again on Easter/Ishtar (at dawn)
Messiah’s people: assemble on the Father’s Sabbath each week (seventh day)
Counterfeit: assemble on the venerable day of the sun (first day)
Messiah’s people: “called out assembly,” the bride, whose name is Y’isra-el
Counterfeit: Circe (church), daughter of the sun god
Messiah: Yahoshua (Yah’s salvation)
Counterfeit: Yay-Zeus (jesus)
Salvation: declared personally and directly to the believer by the Holy Spirit
Counterfeit: declared only by man who then falsely claims it’s the Holy Spirit
The “falling away,” or christianity, was invented after the New Testament apostles had all died, and it wasn’t codified until the fourth century by the sun-worshiping emperor (which is why all of christianity’s holydays come directly from Babylonian sun worship).
And, the reason it was invented was because of bitter hatred against physical Jews. You see, the pagans who invented christianity, and added it to their many pagan beliefs, didn’t understand that the physical Jews were only a foreshadow, and that those who are given the new covenant (Acts 2) are the true Jews, regardless of race, bloodline, or geographic residence.
Also, the pagans thought that the traditions the physical Jews observed belonged to those physical Jews, and, because of their spiritual blindness, they didn’t understand that those traditions have always belonged to the Father, or that He gives them as a sign to His children, who are spiritual Jews, and the spiritual Jews comprise the real substance of Y’isra-el, who is Messiah’s bride. As Paul tells us in Romans 11, the physical Jews who rejected Messiah Yahoshua were CUT OFF from Y’isra-el.
There is no true faith apart from the Father’s traditions. The many flavors (denominations) of christianity reject the Father’s traditions. Thus, christianity cannot be the true faith, but is a counterfeit of the true faith.
For more information: Why I Am No Longer a Christian