There are no photographs of Jesus Christ retained from the days of His ministry prior to the ascension into the heavens. All the photos, paintings and faces men see of the man Jesus Christ are in fact another jesus. The real Jesus certainly did not have long hair (1 Cor 11:14) and he certainly was not “good looking” or attractive such that the world would esteem him; yet our culture has been overtaken by these false images of Jesus Christ.
Isa 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
Isa 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
It works this way for God’s Elect to this very day. The Body of Christ (The Elect) like the Lord, their head, will not be esteemed and to the carnal mind appear to have nothing that is desired by the flesh. Christ’s own that HE chooses out of the world (which is the church) will not be esteemed by men. Anyone with a following or drawing in the crowds is certainly not a disciple of Jesus Christ. Those in Christ will be considered fools by the wisdom and logic of this world.
1Co 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1Co 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty
Yet here we are in 2014 and multi-billions of people call themselves Christians and genuinely believe they worship God and His Son Jesus Christ. Yet the Jesus these billions follow in Orthodox Christianity is the “other” jesus Paul wrote about. It is a jesus based on the FLESH and the carnal mind. The carnal mind is at enmity with God and as a result there is no unity of the faith in orthodox Christianity, their doctrines are all over the map and that has resulted in thousands of denominations.
2Co 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity (the ONENESS) that is in Christ.
2Co 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
The Church Apostasy Was Complete 2,000 Years Ago
Many believe there is going to be some big revival before Jesus comes to set up His reign on this physical earth for the symbolic 1,000 years. But the little flock, the few there be that shall find the way, have come to know (or they will as they mature) that real faith is quite rare.
Luk 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Isa 13:12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
False Christ’s and other jesus’s and many different gospels had already invaded the early church when the Bible was still being written. None of us had any chance to come to the truth first, we were born into startling and absolute apostasy based on the traditions and false doctrines of Orthodox Christianity. We have many statements that tell those with ears to hear that the churches we were all born into and raised were the apostate churches, the very deceptions warned and foretold in many passages including these:
Mat 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many
John and his converts were kicked out of the church as the apostasy spread.
3Jn 1:9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
3Jn 1:10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church.
Paul had warned clearly what was “soon” to take place. Nobody took heed and neither does anyone today.
Act 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
Act 20:29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
Act 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
ALL the churches and all they in Asia forsook Paul and fell into apostasy.
2Ti 1:15 This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
People think the Protestant Reformation was a good thing (LOL). All it did was serve to add a whole new layer of apostasy and deception, line upon line precept upon precept, so the people would go backwards and be snared and taken (Isa 28:13). Even the beloved Titus fell away into fornicating with the world.
2Ti 4:10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
2Ti 4:11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
It was far worse than just Alexander the coppersmith, it was ALL. The road is indeed narrow and lonely by the world’s standards.
Joh 6:66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
The carnal mind that is drawn to Christ will of course consider the falling away and the great apostasy as some future event that foretells the end of this physical world. But such is not the case and here is what has happened since the above warnings about another jesus were first written.
2Ti 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
Even the basic tenants of the true gospel, THE MILK, have been poisoned by the organized churches of men. There is not one single truth I learned correctly in any of my years in Catholic or Methodist churches. All is leavened and the Scriptures even tell us this is the case, it is the Lord’s plan. Bread and water refer to the truth of God’s word and it has all been removed.
Isa 3:1 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water,
Isa 3:2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,
Isa 3:3 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.
Isa 3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes (carnal ones) shall rule over them.
The Elect of God still in Babylon are ruled over by carnal babes who are the very ministers and teachers in all of orthodox Christianity. It is hard to fathom with the carnal mind, but we are told there are 200 MILLION lies or false doctrines in Babylon.
Rev 9:16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
Babylon being all the institutions of religion of men be that Christian, Jewish, Muslin, Buddhist, Hindu, Athieism, and others, still this number is unfathomable which is why being outside of Christ is said to be utter darkness. With so many lies, the difficulty is picking the top 39 to briefly comment on in this post, so here it goes.
|Who is saved?||A few||All Men Are Saved!||Psalm 22:27John 12:32Gen 28:141 Tim 4:10-111Cor 15:221 John 2:2
|Whose will is getting done?||Man’s based on his free will and what God may allow||God’s will is always done as men are mere clay||
What salvation means?
|Avoiding eternal hell and escaping God’s wrath||
Being freed from power of sin in our lives
|How salvation comes?||Accepting Christ into our heart and avoiding judgment||Living thru God’s judgment and wrath poured out on our old man and carnal mind||Exo 6:6Psa 48:11Heb 12:6Rev 15:8Psa 19:9-10 ISA 48:10|
Who is Jesus Christ?
|Coequal Trinity or as some believe the one true God||
Son of God who has a Father and a God who is greater than Christ. Christ also has a BODY, His Christ, the Elect thru whom He does His works today
1 Cor 8:6
What is eternal life?
|Living with God in bodily form||To know Jesus Christ and His Father and abide in Him and Him in us||John 17:31Cor 2:6Rom 15:6Phil 2:2|
|The Works of Christ||Saving the masses from eternal hell||
Bringing spiritual healing to God’s Elect, the few
Who is the Church
|The billions that profess Christ and choose Him||The Elect, the very few God chooses from Babylon and gives ears to hear||Mat 13:16-17Eph 3:9-10Mat 22:141 Cor 2:6-14|
|Required Sacrifices||Jesus already did it all, His finished works are it||
EVERYTHING, we must lose our life. Sacrifice for sin and trespasses are different and the Body of Christ is sacrificed for trespasses
1 Cor 15:31
Who Creates Evil
|Satan and man||
God made Satan and creates all evil
2nd Coming of Christ
|Outward, yet future||
Inward, happening for 2,000 years in His Elect, chosen few
|Adam & Eve made perfect||The fall of man came because of Adam’s sin which blew it for all men and required Christ to die||
God made in sinful flesh, marred in His hands on purpose
Who is responsible for sin
|Man and his free will||
God who is working all things, even evil
2 Sam 12:11
1 Sam 19:9
Who is responsible for our obedience
|Man and his free will such that man saves itself by their decisions and own actions||
God alone, Yet we fear the Lord and strive to depart from inequity
|Time required to be saved?||20 second sinners pray, joining their churches||
Long process of living thru God’s grace and the associated affliction and suffering, dying daily
1 Cor 9:27
2 Tim 4:7
Who is Israel
|The outward nation of Israel and the physical Jews||
God’s Very Elect, the few chosen in each age
Origins of Repentance
|Man chooses to repent||
Repentance is granted to man in God’s mercy
2 Tim 2:25
What is Love
|Mixing with world, tolerating ungodliness and false doctrines||
Obeying all of God’s commandments
|1 John 5:2-3
1 Cor 5:5
2 John 1:9-11
1 Tim 6:3-5
Nature of Satan
|Fallen angel, kicked out of heaven, used to run music in “heaven”||
Created a lying murdering serpent from the beginning BY GOD, for specific purpose to deceive and destroy
|Who to fellowship with||No rules, the more the merrier, come one come all, let’s make God attractive to the flesh||Separate from the lies, purge out false doctrines, take heed God’s commands||1 Cor 5:7, 11
2 Cor 6:14
|Jesus walked as a man||Immaculate flesh||Same sinful flesh we have yet He did not commit sin||
|Timing of Salvation||When we accept Christ by choice||When we are judged which time is known only to the Father||
1 Pet 4:17
|Purpose of Elect||Don’t know understand it at all||To be the saviors of all other men||
|Where is heaven||Someplace out there in space||Within us, in our hearts and minds||
|What is the earth||This physical planet||The professing church that knows not the Lord||
|Who is the Antichrist||Some man yet to be identified from Eastern Europe||YOU and ME, all men are the antichrist||
1 John 2:18
2 Thess 2:3-4
|Purpose of Old Testament||History Lesson of God’s People the Jews||Written not for the flesh Jews but only for God’s Elect, for our learning||
1 Cor 10:11
1 Pet 1:9-12
1 Cor 3:21
|What is worship||Sacrifices of praise yet without the required burnt offering, esp. giving tithes and offerings||Obedience comes first, the burnt offering, otherwise the offering is an abomination||
1 Sam 15:22
|Lake of Fire||Where God will burn unrepentant sinners for eternity||Greatest act of chastening grace ever, thru which all men will be saved||
1 Cor 3:15
|Who to pray for||Everyone, the world, our leaders||Pray not for the world but for God’s will (destruction of flesh) be done||John 17:9
|Who is deceiving the deceivers in the church||Satan and evil spirits||God is doing it. It is His plan and purposes to deceive the vast majority right now||Ezek 14:9
1 Kings 22:22
2 Thess 2:11
|What is grace||Unmerited favor and avoidance of paying sin’s penalty||The scourging and chastening God pours out on every son He receives||Heb 12:6
1 Cor 3:15
|What is Faith||Our personal choice to believe that Jesus was the son of God and died on a cross||A measure of the faith OF Christ that is given as a gift to men as God has ordained||Eph 2:8-9
|What God needs from man||Christ is counting on you to do X, Y and Z||Christ needs nothing from any man, He is working all things||Acts 17:25
|Entering Sabbath Rest||Accepting Christ or coming to church or keeping law of Moses, various doctrines||Being given the gift of faith to believe God is working all things and is indeed Sovereign||Heb 4:9-10
|Why Christ speaks in parables||To make the meaning clearer||To hide the true meaning of His words from all but His very Elect||Psalm 78:2
|Mercy endures forever||Except for the majority that will burn forever without end. Babylon does not really believe this||All men saved, the purposes of judgment is to bring salvation and judgment is always done with mercy||Luk 6:35-36
|The Falling Away||Yet future or happening now but N/A to themselves||Ongoing in all generations and personally applicable to all of us first||Acts 20:28-29
1 Thess 5:1-3
|Keeping Days, Times and Seasons||Most keep various holy days and engage in many worldly days such as birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s day, patriotic days, etc||True church does not keep or concern themselves with any keeping of special days||Deut 7:1-7Col 2:8
All of these false doctrines are how we first come to know “Jesus” thru the apostate churches that are in the wilderness and separated from the one true God. These many called but not chosen have not yet been given the gift of faith nor have their hearts been prepared to hear the truth.
Psa 10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:
Yet God’s Elect, the few chosen that do have the truth will speak the truths to those God puts into their path. And it is thru the foolishness of us preaching and sharing these truths that are hated and rejected of men by which a few will be saved. They will hear the words of Christ we speak and will come out of Babylon.
Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Rom 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Some will hear and there is great joy in heaven when even one lost sheep among thousands is found by the foolishness of our preaching.
Mat 13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
All of these doctrines run together and cannot be separated. This is because the Scriptures cannot be broken and they are the very foundation, the bones upon which the Body of Christ thrives. Lord willing I will add more to this in the future but I had to start somewhere.
Joh 10:35 … the scripture cannot be broken
None of Babylon’s false doctrines have any support in Scriptures properly divided. We must test everything and try the spirits to see if they are of God. The apostasy is not some future event, you and me were born into it, hundreds of years after the fact.
1Jn 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Of course, the Lord must first give us ears to hear and a love for the truth before we can have the ability to try the spirits. But anyone reading this blog in depth is likely to be there or be close as the Spirit of the Lord is stirring your heart to seek out the truth. I encourage you to dig deep and you will be amazed at how wide and pervasive are the lies we all first come to know about God. The treasure in the WORD is the true doctrines and they are hidden from carnal eyes and lazy spirits. We must dig for them and I hope you have that zeal for the things of God.
Pro 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
Joh 2:17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
What the carnal babes who rule in Babylon fail to consider are some essential and immutable facts of God’s words that they must not violate when seeking the truth. These include.
Psalm 119:160 The sum of Thy word is truth. It is the SUM, not some of God’s word which is true. Taking part of the word to the exclusion of other parts is a guaranteed way of being ensnared by the cords of Babylon’s false doctrines.
2 Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private (its own) interpretation. Don’t try to take a scripture and build a doctrine on it like eternal hell when we are clearly shown God’s mercy endures forever. This is sure fire clue you have a bad translation from the apostates who preceded you by 2,000 years. The whole approach to preaching in orthodox churches is to read a scripture then spend 30 minutes rambling with carnal wisdom on what that Scripture means. To understand a Scripture one must look to other Scriptures, bringing multiple witnesses and treasure out of both the old and new testaments. Lord willing you will come out from the rule of the carnal babes masquerading as teachers of the faithful.
1 Cor 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. The carnal mind likes to compare physical to spiritual or physical to physical. Don’t do it, it is a sure fire way to stay in darkness regarding the doctrines of Jesus Christ.
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