Friday, January 6, 2012

Art Thou THAT Prophet? (part 1)

There’s an exchange of words Jesus had with some Pharisees one day (recorded in John’s gospel) that Satan wisely uses to help defend a dangerous and erroneous doctrine he's concocted in today’s church world concerning what YOU MUST DO to obtain eternal life.  I’m telling you friends, Satan is a MASTER deceiver!  He loves to twist God’s Word around to mean something other than what it does, all for the purpose of making you believe something that will have you living a lifestyle that will end with your soul with him in the lake of fire one day!  THIS is Satan’s REAL PURPOSE behind EVERY LIE he tells, folks!!!  He’s out to KILL YOU!  He’s out to DESTROY YOU!  He cannot stand the fact that he has no chance of being reconciled with God, but you still do.  So he’s out to make sure your one chance comes and goes without you being reconciled either! Sick, isn’t it?  Yet, that’s Satan’s entire existence right now in a nutshell.

But please, please, always remember … on the issue of “what MUST YOU DO to obtain eternal life”, Jesus was asked this VERY QUESTION several times by people, recorded in the Scriptures, and his answer was “IF thou wilt enter into life, keep the (10 Love) commandments” (Matthew 19:17).  See, these words are self explanatory: IF you want to obtain eternal life, YOU MUST LOVE!  Never forget these words.  If you hear doctrine in a church that is trying to diminish these words, or make them out to be a lie … RUN FROM THAT BUILDING LIKE A WILD MAN!!!!!!!!

With this Truth being understood, let’s take a look now at Christ’s altercation with the Pharisees in John’s gospel.  After doubting he was the Messiah and accusing him of pride, Jesus turned to the Pharisees and said: “If ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins” (John 8:24).  Oh, my!  Ding. Ding. Ding.  Play time for Satan!  Get rid of the time period, setting, context, and isolate those words, and here's what you get … Satan’s lying voice cackling through minister’s mouths today, “ALL you need to DO to ensure you will obtain eternal life is mentally acknowledge Jesus is the Messiah.  That’s it!  See, if those Pharisees would have mentally acknowledged Jesus was the Christ, they would not have died in their sins.”  Wow, are you kidding me?  Insanity!  Friend, if you want to believe that lie, then please, please, don’t open your Bible and read ANYWHERE else.  Trust me on that! Just keep your Bible closed!

Obviously, this is NOT what Jesus meant by those words; for if that was ALL he meant by them, then he contradicted the answer he gave to “What MUST I DO to obtain eternal life?” that people asked of him.  Do you see that?  Either “keeping God’s (10 Love) Commandments” is what WE must DO to obtain eternal life, or just hearing about the Messiah and “mentally acknowledging he died for our sins” is what WE must DO.  So which is it?  Is Christ’s plain answer to that all-important question a lie, or is it today’s interpretation of Christ’s words to the Pharisees in John’s gospel that’s a lie?  I think you know the answer.  I’ll explain what Jesus REALLY meant by those words to the Pharisees (which they knew too!) in next week’s blog (or part 2) on this topic.

Read "Art Thou THAT Prophet? (part 2)" HERE.

Happy Sabbath,


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  1. It's not a question of good deeds or faith. Both are required: "Repent and believe..."

  2. REALLY REPENTANCE IS THE GATE WAY TO GOD's KINGDOM.There must be a day in your life you confess you sins to God,repent of them ,forsake them,and accept Christ as your Lord and personal Saviour.