IS JESUS GOD? WHAT DOES SCRIPTURE SAY?
Gal 6:7-8 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
So many people that profess to be Christians (followers of Christ) believe and promote the satanic lie that Jesus is God.
WHY would they do that?
By believing this lie they are saying that Jesus is not a man, that He had no choice in dying for us, that the scriptures are lying when they say it would take A Perfect MAN to fulfill the law and finish it, thereby bringing the new covenant into force, replacing the law with its harsh penalties for failure, with forgiveness for trespasses.
The answer lies in the fact that they DO NOT do the things that scripture requires for them to be real Christ followers. The failure is a result of not knowing or not believing the scriptures that tell us to read and understand the scriptures for themselves. They believe the lie from the church system (self protection by the hirelings therein) that they have to be taught by a man but.
The scriptures say the Holy Spirit was sent to teach us ALL things.
They believe the church system” lie that they are NOT SMART ENOUGH to read and understand the scriptures themselves instead of the scriptural TRUTH that they must be filled with and be controlled by the Holy Spirit in order to understand the scriptures. Since they trust in men, not scripture, which teaches us to trust in the word and the Holy Spirit teaching them as they study scripture, they are ripe to believe the falsehoods men teach to achieve their goals rather than those of The Lord. They do not know or understand that what they call “church” is a false replacement of the temple run by men that was done away with at the cross. That Christ’s true followers do not “go to church”, they ARE the church. That there is no clergy in this age. That the title “pastor” is not a scriptural title, but a title bestowed by man and his false interpretation of scripture.
Doesn’t it bother anyone;
That scripture tells us that the temple (place to meet God )was given to Israel and only for a season until the Christ would come and fulfill the law thereby ending it?
That the scriptures show the veil covering the place where God dwelt in the Temple was rent, destroyed, to let God free from the confines of the system that was polluted by men?
That there is no such thing in the new testament as a building called “church”?
That there is no such thing in scripture as a “pastor”, pastor is a function of GOD ANOINTED SERVANT ELDERS, NOT A TITLE or POSITION.
That in the new testament there is no man “over” another man as the “churches” teach.
And all the other things taught by the “church” hireling that are not in the new testament.
Certainly it does not if you do not read and study the scriptures by yourself with the aid of the Holy Spirit .
OF COURSE IT DOES NOT IF THEY DO NOT LEARN IT FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT they will never learn it in a “church” led by a man appointed by men because it would remove their place as the great teacher and leader that they have assumed in the place of the Spirit of God. They would lose their “position” and have to get a job. True ministry is not a paid job, it is a work of love as a SERVANT .
The New Testament IS THE PATTERN for the church (people, followers) of Christ. In it The Holy Spirit dwells (lives) IN HIS PEOPLE, not in a building, He is present WHEREVER YOU ARE you need not go ANYWHERE to meet Him, his residence is in you IF you are are a true follower of Christ and are baptized in/with the Holy Spirit, without whom the scriptures say it is impossible to understand .
1 John 2:26-27 These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you. 27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him. These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you. 27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.
Those who follow man will by man be deceived, but those who follow Christ according to His directions will NEVER BE DECEIVED.
JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD. God has given Him ALL AUTHORITY in heaven and earth UNTIL– THE END OF THIS AGE (until the judgment ) when JESUS returns it to GOD and sits down at His right in submission to GOD THE FATHER. JESUS IS NOT GOD. JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD to whom ALL AUTHORITY has been given for a season, until the end of this age.
This authority was necessary for Him to become the salvation of mankind., it did not make Jesus God, it only gave Him the authority of God as His delegated representative UNTIL HE has fulfilled His mission at which time he gives up His delegated authority and returns it to God His Father.
Matt 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
1 Cor 15:20-28 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. 24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. 27 For “He has put all things under His feet.” But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted. 28 Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.
Matt 24:11-13 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
Contrary to what many teach scripture tells us we must follow CHRIST, HIS WAY, until the end to be saved, you may be born again but you are not saved (or are told I never knew you ) untill the end. When you die, or at the judgement whichever comes first, where you stood with Christ at that time is your position for ETERNITY.
FOLLOW CHRIST ONLY, ITS THE ONLY WAY.
TrueChristianity.org Charles LaFoe