Bible1

“But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:8)

While I was in prayer today (at the time of this writing) the Lord spoke something into my spirit of something yet to come, a new Bible which would not only contain new words and phrases (this is already occurring) but that at some point in the near future, they will change the word to portray something new that will remove the miracles of the past, they will add a new definition to what God hasn’t said and say what God doesn’t desire, all to deceive. This coming bible will remove the cross as the only means to salvation, it will bring about a new path to God which will include other religions. The coming false bible will make the virgin birth less miraculous and more natural and less divine. It will completely remove the sinlessness of Jesus Christ and instead, it will make him a mere mortal man, not God in the flesh, but simply a man, not sinless, not perfect – just a man. This new bible that is coming will be used to reconstruct those who will not follow the truth and instead make them believe a lie. This new bible will re-write scripture to discount the long held view of original sin, acts such as homosexuality will be explained away and ultimately embraced. The past acts of judgment of God (such as Sodom) will be re-written to not make it a judgment because of sin, but because of human/environmental abuse and not because of great wickedness. The Genesis account will be explained as scientific evolution and less God’s supernatural power to create something out of nothing. This will all be used to bring all religions, including apostate Christianity under a new world religion. This is what God spoke into my spirit of what is to come.

Christopher

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prosperity1

“I believe that it is anti-Christian and unholy for any Christian to live with the object of accumulating wealth. You will say, “Are we not to strive all we can to get all the money we can?” You may do so. I cannot doubt but what, in so doing, you may do service to the cause of God. But what I said was that to live with the object of accumulating wealth is anti-Christian.” — Charles Spurgeon

Does God want his people rich? If one would watch any popular Christian ministry on television at any given time, not only would they hear that God wants his people rich, he demands it. Some who adhere to this teaching would even go so far as to suggest that it’s a sin to be anything other than rich. Yet the question must be asked; Does God really want his people rich or wealthy?

One of the more sinister doctrinal messages which has come out of the Charismatic movement that has done more harm to the body of Christ, and has literally ruined not only the countless lives in the process, but as well has harmed, even destroyed the finances of many a person who has bought into the lie is in fact the Prosperity gospel. This other type of gospel message took hold back in the late 80’s and throughout the 90’s. By the early part of the 21st century, the modern church had not only been seduced by the prosperity gospel, it had adopted its teachings to such a degree that the prosperity gospel was the central focus of every mega church in the nation, regulating the message of grace and the cross to the sidelines of other scriptural doctrines which once were held to high esteem. In other words, the modern church found something better than the cross, something better than grace, something better than the demand for holiness, or the admonition against sin in the life of a believer.

So where do those who teach that God expects his people to be rich or extremely wealthy? It can be directly traced to the Abrahamic covenant. The belief is this, when God told Abraham he would bless him and make his seed great, (this includes the church (Gal. 3:7-9)) that all the promises given to Abraham are by right been given to the church as well. This includes the blessings as well. (Gen. 12:1-3, Deut. 28) The problem? The old covenant has been relegated to the new covenant and one which we, who are now children of the promise thru Christ, have a better covenant because of the cross and not Abraham. (Hebrews 8:6)

While it is most certainly true that God does indeed bless his children, the problem with the so called ‘Prosperity gospel‘ is that it makes God more or less a bell hop, who has to pay out for our paying in to a system of giving and/or works. The teaching goes like this, if someone gives $100 God is obligated to give $1,000. If someone gives $100,000 dollars to a particular ministry, then God is then obligated to give up to 1 million in return. That is the prosperity message in a nut shell. The reality is, this sort of teaching is nothing but a ‘give to get’ gospel. Yet today, over a decade later, this same belief is blinding hundreds of thousands of believers, robbing them of not only their spirit by teaching them a lie, it is in fact robbing them of their finances while the only ones who are reaping the harvest of their ill-gotten gain is those teachers who are fleecing the flock.

The truth is, the prosperity gospel (which is no gospel at all) is actually something far more worse than realized, and it is directly rooted or taken from one of the most secular ideas to date – the American Dream. That’s right, the prosperity gospel is in fact just another version of the American Dream by which attaining wealth and having homes, cars, the 401K and stocks and bonds, are the rewards of serving Christ. But only to those who can pay to participate. It is not only dangerous to believe this, it is a doctrine of demons. This is where the teaching of the prosperity gospel is flawed, because it shuts out those who cannot afford to participate due to their economic standing, and only accepts those who are able to pay into its scheme. In other words, if one is poor, destitute and/or facing financial hardship, this teaching and all its benefits are not for them. This again settles the argument which says God is only for the rich or for those who are able to pay, it makes God a player of favorites and not one of love of all men who diligently seek and serve him.

To believe the prosperity gospel is in essence to believe a false gospel, it is a manipulative message that is a combination of both new age teachings (law of attraction/positive thinking) and materialism. So whose getting rich from this type of “gospel” message? If we look at the yearly income tax returns (that we know of) it is obvious to see that the ones who are generally reaping from this deception is in fact the preachers and teachers themselves and none other. Currently, the top leading proponents of this so called ‘gospel’ message are abundantly wealthy, yet one of more startling facts of the result of the prosperity gospel is that as of 2013, 33% of those who are born again believers are in financial debt and are unable to get out. (George Barna, Barna Research Archives: Money, Barna Research Group.) If the gospel of wealth and financial return is actually true, then why are so many Christians falling into bankruptcy? Because it is based on greed, the single most inward problem with man – his desire for gain.

The fact is, when we look at the prosperity gospel in its entirety, we begin to see that the only ones getting rich are the ones preaching the lie, the rest are suckers. Strong words, but even stronger are those found in the word of God concerning those who would fleece the flock for gain, “And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.” (2 Peter 2:3)

The question reprised: Does God want us to be rich? The answer is not does God want us to be rich, but instead, he desires us to follow him thru his son, to believe upon Christ and be saved. (John 3:16)  The truth is, Jesus never once told us that the benefits to serving him would be material, nor did he tells us throughout his word that those who serve him would gain wealth or riches, actually, Jesus had a great deal to say about riches and those who follow that path, and it wasn’t nice.

The words of Christ concerning wealth and riches:

  1. “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth” (Matthew 6:19)
  2. “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me” (Matthew 19:21)
  3. What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit His life? (Mark 8:36; Luke 9:25)
  4. Foolish is storing treasure for self; not being rich toward God (Luke 12:21); do not store up treasure on earth (Matthew 6:19-21)
  5. Cares of the world, delight in riches and desire for things, choke the word (Mark 4:19, Luke 8:14)
  6. Where your treasure is your heart will be also (Matthew 6:19-21)
  7. We cannot serve God and money (Matthew 6:24, Luke 16:13)
  8. What is exalted by men (wealth), is an abomination before God (Luke 16:14-15)
  9. Wealth is tied to faith and worry.  People who are concerned about earthly possessions and money are not depending on God’s provision (Luke 12:22-34)
  10. It’s difficult for the rich to enter heaven (Mark 10:23-25)
  11. In extreme cases where wealth is a god, sell all you have, give to the poor and follow Jesus (Matthew 19:21, Luke 12:33).  Sell all and give to the poor to have treasure in heaven (Luke 18:18-23)
  12. It’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for the rich to have eternal life (Luke 18:24-27)

Yet how many today will hear this truth taught or preached in most of the popular pulpits across America or on Christian television? Still, many of these preachers and teachers who advocate the prosperity gospel will link money to faith, give to get, and worse, cause fear thru condemnation and a penalty to anyone who doesn’t give to their particular ministry. Do you find it ironic that with all of the leading proponents of this gospel (and it’s not a true gospel) message that God will only bless those who give to their specific financial need? Is God playing favorites? It seems so. Yet people will believe a lie to such a degree that they will allow their money to leave their hand in order to receive some type of financial windfall. That my friend is manipulation to the highest degree.

Yes, God will bless us. Yes, God will take care of us. Yes, following Christ is a blessing, but that is in fact what the word tells us to begin with, that Christ is our greatest blessing – salvation and not financial wealth. The problem I go back to with the prosperity gospel is that it denigrates the cross to nothing more than a token of a past truth. In other words, the prosperity gospel is yet another attempt to replace the cross, replace the real truth and that truth is in this life we are not promised that our days will be filled with contentment and financial ease, actually, the gospel message is one of sacrifice, suffering and endurance. Notice what Paul said in Romans 5:3 “Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance.”  We are not called to serve our own desires, but to come to the cross and deny ourselves, deny our wants and what our flesh would seek, actually, ours is a faith of sacrifice, submitting our will to his perfect will. The problem with the prosperity gospel is that it focuses on self and not on denial of self. Let us continue to weigh every teaching and every doctrine so that we too shall not become deceived in these last days.

This makes the prosperity gospel a dangerous doctrine.

Christopher

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world order church

“We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”

It’s happening more and more in America, where our history, our heritage, even our very faith is changing and being changed by not just those who are in power or authority, but equally, our very own society is orchestrating this change. This change I’m referring to is the end of American idealism, where we are seeing the end of our influence in the world, and the beginning of a new, global system where individual liberty and individual thought is being extinguished and a new thought is emerging. That new thought can only be explained in one simple term – New World Order.

Since the early foundation of this great nation, there has always been a consistent and echoing voice which desired a world order, not so much of an empire, the world has seen empires come and go from the past centuries. Instead, this specific desire for a world order has less to do with empirical rule, and more to do with a global cause, a global rule which everyone will participate and everyone will follow, with no exceptions. Of course with such a push for global unity, there must come a global form of rule which would eventually bring about a global leader. That is specifically what those who desire for such a world want – a leader who would be greater than any leader from the past to the future, this person would be established as not only the greatest global leader, but equally, that individual would rule over the world through an ability that could only be surmised as god like. It is that spirit which is currently working in our world right now which is doing exactly that, bringing about a sentiment within this world, including religion, politics, entertainment and education that would prepare the world for such a day. That spirit can only be described as one thing – Antichrist.

There have only been (3) moments within earth civilization which has seen world unity, again, I’m not referring to an Empire, I’m referring to a point in time where every living human being was in one mind, one spirit, one idea. We can see this in scripture as outlined in three (3) stages:

1. Noah’s day (Genesis 6:13)

2. Nimrod’s day (Genesis 11:6)

3. The end of days. (Rev. 17:13)

During the lifespan of Noah, the world was not only wicked and evil, who had polluted themselves through the mingling of men and fallen beings (fallen angels), they were of one mind and one spirit. The same event came again during Nimrod’s day, whereby the people were in one mind, one spirit, one desire – to set up their own world system and oust God thru its leader – Nimrod (the first Antichrist). The final period of time is future, where the last two events were in the past. In the future we can clearly see that at some point the world and its people will put aside its petty differences, its individual sovereignty, and instead, they will come together under a spirit of deception (which will be global) and once again, just as the world participated in this endeavor, will come together in a spirit of unity and hope, peace and safety, but then sudden destruction will follow.

Recently the Vatican announced the call for a world Government (source), once again that same spirit which is being released across the world, is directing the world’s nations, religions and even societies into accepting this new thought, which is actually nothing new, but one which has been around since the beginning of time when Satan rebelled against God. Which leads us back to what’s happening in the United States.

From flag sentiments by which the past is being ripped apart and forgotten, to Constitutional law being revoked and ultimately rejected, to the setting up of new concepts which have been completely opposed to the train of thought for decades in this nation, such as same sex marriage, there is a perverse, but yet clear directive voice which is changing this nation to no longer look like the nation of the past, instead, it is doing something which many have feared would occur, but under another form of threat. For years conservatives have worried about Communism reaching within our nation to undermine and destroy America and our principles. Yet, with the fall of Communism across the world, that sentiment is being lost and unfortunately Satan’s disguised attack is coming in another, more ruthless, yet subtle form of destruction and that method is coming under the guise of peace and tolerance.

Today, the #1 threat to American society and our way of life is not violence or even political agenda, it is the church. The church has become the enemy of the State. We can see that clearly in the recent ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court, where the justices took their own swipe at the modern church and our Christian heritage in this nation and established a new form of ideology which runs counter to God’s prescribed order of living. Our President (Barack Obama) has openly contested this nation as being “Christian”, even suggesting that the Bible is not to be trusted. Our education system, our entertainment system, and even the political system in this nation is changing to reject the tenants of the past (Christian principles) and begin to accept a more global mindset – becoming one in spirit and in unity.

I see the day arising by which the America I knew will no longer appear as it once was. This nation will quickly begin to be absorbed by the spirit of deception, which is the spirit of antichrist, and it will slowly become transformed right before our eyes to such a degree that the values, the morals, the hard work many have dedicated in bringing this nation to where it once was (and is currently) will no longer reflect those same values and morals. Instead, the United States will (and is) adopt a new way of thinking, a new global sentiment and a new way of life, where the past will become our present, and our present will become our future. It is all leading us to one point in time where the world will become seduced by something, be it a message from the universe, or from a spiritual source (false prophet), but regardless how it comes (and it will and is coming) it will change the very nature of all the world’s nations to such a degree that every person who is not living for Christ, will begin to adopt this new thought. When that occurs, then it will only be a matter of time that the deceiver will come and for a period of time, rule the world. That being is known as the man of sin – the antichrist.

Christopher

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Pack of wolves

“I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;” (Acts 20:29)

Last night (at the time of this writing) the Lord gave me a night vision in which I was watching what looked like a large movie screen which had opened up before me to allow me to see something God was wanting to reveal to his prophet. I sat in what seemed to be a movie theater, when suddenly I saw before me a large house filled with many people of all different types and races, they were families who were sitting together, some of the children were playing and others were doing what normal people do within their home. When suddenly through the main door (entrance) wolves rushed in, the screams and terror filled cries were almost to unimaginable to bear, yet I sat there frozen with fear as I could only watch in horror as these wolves, demonic in appearance, began to attack, tear apart and devour men, women and even children. I watched one wolf which I can only describe as a mixture of a large beast than a wolf, come into the house and spoke to the other wolves who too were of different sizes, yet his instruction was clear “Kill them all”. I wept as I could not do anything to help those who were within this house as no one was left to survive this demonic attack. Then the vision ended.

Today, as I was driving, I found myself questioning God over what I had seen the night before. When suddenly I began to speak in tongues, tears filled up my eyes as I felt the Lord’s presence enter my car as I am driving down the road speaking in an unknown tongue. Then the interpretation came, “The house represents my house, for soon wolves shall come in and devour many.” The Lord revealed to me that wolves would come into the house of God and begin to attack and devour many within the body of Christ, yet there shall be a remnant which will stand up against these false prophets of evil.

Now is the time the church needs to come alive and begin to warn others of the many false doctrines which are spreading within the body of Christ. We must reject anything which takes away the message of the cross and reject those who would pollute the gospel to something other than cross truth. If it’s not in the cross, if it does not point back to Christ, if it relies on self and works, it is a false gospel and those who promote it are nothing but wolves. Hear the warning God is speaking and take heart and be careful what you accept as truth, for there are wolves creeping in who are going to try and devour the flock. Stand against Satan’s lies and stand up for the cross.

Christopher

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donald trump

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” (Proverbs 14:12)

(This is a piece I wrote concerning a dream I had on April 20th, 2010. Since that time I put it aside, waiting until the right time to publish for all to read. I believe this is the time and the reason for the dream I had about Mr. Trump)

Last night I received a dream, a vision of the life of one Donald Trump. In the dream, Donald stood before me, he was dressed in a black tuxedo, very well shined and polished, all the way to his shoes, which shined in their black leather. He wore a white scarf around his shoulders and it appeared that he was going to a party. I followed him in my dream when he seemed to enter a mansion and then we found ourselves going into a cellar, what for I do not know. Within a split second I saw a young, beautiful woman appear from out of nowhere. She was beautiful to look at, her face was very attractive. She paid no attention to me whatsoever as it seemed to once again appear to me that I was just “seeing” what was taking place.

She told Donald to follow her and began to lead him into the cellar, when the floor seemed to open up and a series of steps emerged from below. Donald followed her, I was right behind them. She led him further and further deep into the ground, as he seemed to be highly interested in going with this young attractive woman. I felt despair, fright and concern as I did not feel as though I wanted to go with him, but I felt in my spirit I was to follow, I had no choice, for something I needed to see was in store. The girl was speaking to Donald about many things, but I cannot honestly remember all that she said, for I was paying attention to the fact that as we moved deeper into the Earth, the steps were gone and we were now moving into a place of deep darkness.

Donald had a torch and I drew close to him, remember, this was a vision/dream I was seeing and even though I could not be harmed, I felt frightened as the darkness grew thicker. But what was so interesting was, there were times when Trump would stop and question about going any further, but she would become very seductive to him and she would entrance him to continue to follow her deeper into the dark cavern. And that was what it was – a cavern.

The walls became tighter, more closer together, then there appeared creatures, the further we got deep into the earth, the stranger the creatures became, very evil in appearance and as I grew closer to Trump, we stopped. She told Trump something and he wanted to leave, to go back, but she told him that he could not and as I looked around, I saw that the place where we were at was complete darkness and an overwhelming sense of dread came over me and I began to pray. The young girl then suddenly and without warning, laughed and literally walked thru the wall of earth and was gone and as Donald became afraid, he looked around and I tried to yell to him to follow me back, but he could not hear. I was literally pulled away from what I was seeing, leaving Donald Trump to the darkness. It was a powerful, dream in which I was given and very disturbing. ### end of dream

I do not claim to know exactly what the Lord was showing me, only that I feel within my spirit that the woman represents a seducing spirit, one which is luring this man into a place which will lead him into destruction – political ruin. But more importantly, I believe that what I am hearing in my spirit is that this is all part of a greater plan to bring about something worse – the rise of Hillary Clinton as President. I am waiting to see how this entire political structure ends, but if the patterns of what is happening right now with many angry Americans leaning to support Mr. Trump, then it only begs to reason that something is at play here, and I believe it is part of an antichrist spirit, which I believe the beautiful young woman represents – a Jezebel spirit. Either way, something is stirring in this nation and the church needs to be alert and not asleep.

Christopher

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fall prophecy

Last night while in prayer, the Lord began to speak to my spirit of what I believe is coming this fall. Here is that word:

“In the fall I shall move against the nation of plenty. I shall shake the land, what can be shaken will be shaken, for the people are in rebellion and turned against my ways. So I shall turn them over to another spirit and it shall devour them.”

I cannot say what is coming, but in my spirit I fear for this nation and what we have done. Let God be true and every man a liar.

Christopher

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apple

“And the LORD said to Moses,You are to speak to the people of Israel and say, ‘Above all you shall keep my Sabbaths, for this is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I, the LORD, sanctify you. You shall keep the Sabbath, because it is holy for you. Everyone who profanes it shall be put to death. Whoever does any work on it, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day shall be put to death. Therefore the people of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, observing the Sabbath throughout their generations, as a covenant forever. It is a sign forever between me and the people of Israel that in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.” (Exodus 31:12-17)

There is a growing movement within the body of Christ today which is attempting to do something that for years prior would have been almost impossible to do – deceive. This deception is very cunning as well as very disturbing. The deception? It is called the Sabbath.

Many would be put off by that declaration, that the Sabbath, a day appointed by God, would be considered a dangerous doctrine, yet the truth is, anything which is not based on the cross, but on past rituals and observances such as the Sabbath day is in fact a false doctrine simply because what once was, is no longer, and what has past is past. Yet there are some, enemies of the cross (Philippians 3:18), who have crept in unaware, teaching things they ought not, and to make matters worse, they are using something which has literally been done away with to deceive many in the process.

When God instructed Moses concerning the commandments, he did so to set apart the nation of Israel from the other nations, in essence, God separated a people for himself, who would be called by him, chosen by him and guided by him. God then set a series of both moral laws and ceremonial laws which would guide the Jews into perfect fellowship with him (the law), however, the law, while it was good, could not remove sin. Not even the blood of bulls and goats could not forgive sin, but only temporarily cover it, it would take a perfect, sinless sacrifice which would be found in Jesus Christ. The law could not do this, and thereby, neither could keeping the Sabbath. Yet today we have a small group of men and women who are attempting to once again draw believers back into law by observing a past custom – The Sabbath, and it is sin.

Romans 8:3 says “For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,“. What Paul was making clear was this, the law under Moses was for a past purpose at that point in time, keep the nation of Israel under God’s order of righteousness by doing something (keeping to the commandments such as the Sabbath). The law, as Paul makes clear, was about doing things. But Paul goes on to say that God did something perfect, even greater that the law could not do – which is use the perfect sacrifice of Christ and his finished work on the cross what the law could never do – make us righteous by faith.

When the nation of Israel kept the Sabbath, they did so (under the law of Moses) for rest for there was no work which could be done, everything had to be done before sunset. Under the law, lifting a finger to do anything remotely considered work was sin and punishable by death. It was that severe if violated. It was required that when the 7th day approached, not only was all of the people of Israel were to rest that day, but so were the animals as well, even those who were guests in the land were equally to honor the Sabbath and thereby keeping to the law, even if they were not believers, if they were guests in the land, they had to keep to the law, and the penalty was severe as previously mentioned. So if we who are now under grace and not the law (for the law has been fulfilled thru the finished work of the cross) how can we continue to keep something which God never required the church to keep? The truth is we don’t, and that’s the measure by which Satan is lying to many within the modern church today, to remove the object of salvation (the cross) and instead, place their trust and faith into keeping a particular day. Again, to try to earn any type of righteousness, to keep to a particular day when God never once ordered the church to do, to attempt to look to anything other than the cross is sin, and those who teach keeping to a particular day is teaching a lie, and worse, they are leading people into rebellion.

Jesus said in John 15:10 “If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.” Many try to use this particular verse to retain the law (the Mosaic law) but they would be wrong. The truth is, what some attempt to do is exactly what Satan did to Eve when he said to her “Did God really say?” The truth of Jesus’ words in John 15:10 is this, that we keep Christ the object of our faith which can only be done by simply believing what he did on the cross. John 6:53 reminds us exactly what the commandment Jesus is referring to, and it’s not keeping to the law nor the Sabbath, “So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.”

So why are many attempting to return back to the law and keeping to the Sabbath? Because they reject the cross, it’s as simple as that. Now some would argue that they would never put the cross underneath the Sabbath, but the fact is, anything which does not point the person to the cross as the sole supplier of rest (which is what Christ is – rest) which gives the individual salvation and not only salvation, but keeps them perfect in the eyes of God (Colossians 1:22) is sin! So to say that we must honor God through a work (which is what the Sabbath is now – a work, a feeble attempt to justify oneself to God) denigrates the cross to make it non-effect (1 Corinthians 1:17).

Here’s what the reader needs to understand about the cross and the Sabbath. The cross is the foundation by which all sin as well as the law was dealt with. When Jesus said “It is finished” he meant it! Not only was sin and the law dealt with on the cross, but so was attempting to do anything which would attempt to garner anything from God (favoritism). The truth is, the cross settled the law and now we have a better covenant (Hebrews 7:22, Hebrews 8:6). Not only did Christ fulfill the law, he tore the veil of the temple in two pieces. This is why trying to keep to the Sabbath is not only man’s feeble attempt to justify himself before God, it is actually sin, sin because it’s asking people to once again try to do something which cannot be done but by simple faith. Listen to the writer of Hebrew 8:13 “In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.”

Yet what I’ve described is nothing new, it occurred before, many years before and it can be read in Acts 15:1 “Certain people came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the believers: “Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved.” What these certain men were attempting to do was to diminish the words of Paul, and worse, attempt to stop the work of the early church. These men, which like today, were attempting to refute the message of grace alone through faith and trying to make the law of Moses added to the law of grace, which could not be, and rightly so.

When people attempt to keep to the Sabbath, they fail to understand that even though, as sincere as they might be in their justification of doing so, they are in essence making the work Christ did for us on the cross of no importance. They are attempting to try and do something to show their faithfulness to God, but let the reader understand that if we attempt to do anything outside of faith in Christ and the cross, then whatever we do, it is sin! Hear the words of Paul once more in Galatians 5:6 “For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised. What is important is faith expressing itself in love.”  Paul is referring to the law, which includes the Sabbath! It is quite evident that anything other than faith is all God is looking for – faith in the cross.

This is the subtleness of deception, it takes one aspect of scripture and twists it so that the undiscerning believer won’t catch what is being presented, it is yet another question Satan is presenting to the church today “Did God really say?”, but in this regard it is attempting to remove the cross and in its place it is pointing to something else – a day. When the believer tries to justify or look to anything from the past such as the Sabbath, refraining from meats, circumcision, or anything else that was once old and fulfilled on the cross, then it is a dangerous doctrine because it will lead men astray and not to Christ, that makes it antichrist.

Christopher

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