THE GREATEST DECEPTION [1436a]

Other than the coming antichrist, if he comes, the greatest deception must be the idea that what Jesus did was insufficient to overpower the flesh, that what He did was not enough to transfer us into the kingdom of God without inhibition, without reservation, and without any doubt in His power to provide the overcoming to us that He himself overcame His own flesh with.

His overcoming of the flesh was His overcoming of His own flesh, His own body, the “body of sin” (ours) so that we could be spiritually resurrected with Him. This body of flesh, this faulty humanity, was put to death on the cross so that we, by faith, might see the power of “sin in the flesh” overpowered, overcome, and destroyed. His death destroyed the power of death and the power of that which causes it, that being, the power of sin that is given to natural human nature (flesh) by law, this old law covenant  which has now been replaced with a new one, being the forgiveness of all transgressions incurred under the old one (law).

So if Paul’s description of the effects of law flesh sin and death in the natural man under law of some kind, be that Mosaic or of his own conscience, is portrayed as being the Christian characteristics of a born again believer, and conveyed to us as being the natural expectation of a Christian, when it is actually the description of a sinner who is powerless to alter the behaviour of his flesh, then Christ might as well not have died.

The flesh was the reason why He died, so it might lose its power over us to cause us to sin. So we might gain the Spirit of life that has the power to conquer death, being that He has conquered it for us.

We are being deceived into thinking that law and flesh and sin are still “players”, when they are just ghosts of the past, the ghost of the old man who died with Jesus on His cross, so we could rise with Him as the new man to share life with Him in the victory that He achieved for us to wear victoriously.

[Under the old covenant we could never overcome flesh and sin. This old covenant incorporated within itself, the processes of death]

THE GREATEST DECEPTION [1436]

Other than the coming antichrist, if he comes, the greatest deception must be the idea that what Jesus did was insufficient to overpower the flesh, that what He did was not enough to transfer us into the kingdom of God without inhibition, without reservation, and without any doubt in His power to provide the overcoming to us that He himself overcame His own flesh with.

His overcoming of the flesh was His overcoming of His own flesh, His own body, the “body of sin” (ours) so that we could be spiritually resurrected with Him. This body of flesh, this faulty humanity, was put to death on the cross so that we, by faith, might see the power of “sin in the flesh” overpowered, overcome, and destroyed. His death destroyed the power of death and the power of that which causes it, that being, the power of sin that is given to natural human nature (flesh) by law, this old law covenant  which has now been replaced with a new one, being the forgiveness of all transgressions incurred under the old one (law).

So if Paul’s description of the effects of law flesh sin and death in the natural man under law of some kind, be that Mosaic or of his own conscience, is portrayed as being the Christian characteristics of a born again believer, and conveyed to us as being the natural expectation of a Christian, when it is actually the description of a sinner who is powerless to alter the behaviour of his flesh, then Christ might as well not have died.

The flesh was the reason why He died, so it might lose its power over us to cause us to sin. So we might gain the Spirit of life that has the power to conquer death, being that He has conquered it for us.

We are being deceived into thinking that law and flesh and sin are still “players”, when they are just ghosts of the past, the ghost of the old man who died with Jesus on His cross, so we could rise with Him as the new man to share life with Him in the victory that He achieved for us to wear victoriously.

[Under the old covenant we could never overcome flesh and sin. This old covenant incorporated within itself, the processes of death]

MAN IS NOT GOING TO BRING ABOUT THE KINGDOM ON EARTH [951a]

There are some who believe and teach that the kingdom of God will be brought about on earth by the followers of God who have become the incarnation of Christ or God on earth.

This is incorrect, and just as their will be no 1000 year reign on earth by a returned Christ and his followers, so also is there or will there be, no emergent “Kingdom of God” brought into being by ANY group of people who profess to express “Christian” views but who are astray with the truth, and who have followed others into similar error which then uses an “us and them” mentality which, taken to its ultimate conclusion, ends with the “chosen ones” [us] being instrumental in the deaths of the “unchosen ones” [them].

The Kingdom of God on earth will be a supernatural event which will be inescapable in terms of its judgement upon the earth and its inhabitants. It will bring about the conversion of God’s spiritual people to immortality and the conversion of those who are not His, to ashes. Any “manifestation” of an apparent kingdom of God on earth with subsequent “followers” in attendance will mean that the antichrist has arrived.

[When the Kingdom comes, the earth and its works will be destroyed (2 Peter 3-10) ].

MAN IS NOT GOING TO BRING ABOUT THE KINGDOM ON EARTH [951]

There are some who believe and teach that the kingdom of God will be brought about on earth by the followers of God who have become the incarnation of Christ or God on earth.

This is incorrect, and just as their will be no 1000 year reign on earth by a returned Christ and his followers, so also is there or will there be, no emergent “Kingdom of God” brought into being by ANY group of people who profess to express “Christian” views but who are astray with the truth, and who have followed others into similar error which then uses an “us and them” mentality which, taken to its ultimate conclusion, ends with the “chosen ones” [us] being instrumental in the deaths of the “unchosen ones” [them].

The Kingdom of God on earth will be a supernatural event which will be inescapable in terms of its judgement upon the earth and its inhabitants. It will bring about the conversion of God’s spiritual people to immortality and the conversion of those who are not His, to ashes. Any “manifestation” of an apparent kingdom of God on earth with subsequent “followers” in attendance will mean that the antichrist has arrived.

[When the Kingdom comes, the earth and its works will be destroyed (2 Peter 3-10) ].

SOME CLARIFICATION OF REVELATION [434b]

I prefer not to go where I am not led, but sometimes one seems to fall into certain subjects. I recently commented on a post re Revelation but went outside my comfort zone in some respects.

Revelation to me is a bit like Romans 6,7 and 8, in that it does not appear to be in sequential order, and Revelation does not appear to be chronologically ordered. I found Revelation to be a series of events which are repeated in seeming parallel versions of the same story, if this makes any sense.

Out of Revelation I gained insight into “The one who takes part in the first resurrection will not be harmed by the second death” issue, and out of this came my understanding that the matter of end times would be according to the “Amillennial” view as opposed to other popular ideas.

Along with this it appeared obvious that the “falling of satan from heaven” etc. was actually the occasion of the cross, whereby all accusation was stopped by the sacrifice of Christ. Also there was the episode of the disciples returning and Jesus saying about “I saw satan fall like lighting…”

So I do not agree with the 1000 year reign, or with much of the popular interpretation of Revelation, or of pre-millennial versus other ideas or rapture timings. I do see that to hold some of these popular views is leaving oneself open to deception if the “antichrist” were to pop up and say “I’m back”..  When Christ returns it will be all finished and no second chances.

Interestingly I just had a conversation with a friend who detailed two UFO sightings which he described as quite startling occurrences.  So if some silver craft lands in Jerusalem and a white clothed being emerges, many of the “Christian” world would flock to whatever agenda was put forward, and true believers would fall victim to the followers of this supposed Christ.

 

SOME CLARIFICATION OF REVELATION [434a]

I prefer not to go where I am not led, but sometimes one seems to fall into certain subjects. I recently commented on a post re Revelation but went outside my comfort zone in some respects.

Revelation to me is a bit like Romans 6,7 and 8, in that it does not appear to be in sequential order, and Revelation does not appear to be chronologically ordered. I found Revelation to be a series of events which are repeated in seeming parallel versions of the same story, if this makes any sense.

Out of Revelation I gained insight into “The one who takes part in the first resurrection will not be harmed by the second death” issue, and out of this came my understanding that the matter of end times would be according to the “Amillennial” view as opposed to other popular ideas.

Along with this it appeared obvious that the “falling of satan from heaven” etc. was actually the occasion of the cross, whereby all accusation was stopped by the sacrifice of Christ. Also there was the episode of the disciples returning and Jesus saying about “I saw satan fall like lighting…”

So I do not agree with the 1000 year reign, or with much of the popular interpretation of Revelation, or of pre-millennial versus other ideas or rapture timings. I do see that to hold some of these popular views is leaving oneself open to deception if the “antichrist” were to pop up and say “I’m back”..  When Christ returns it will be all finished and no second chances.

Interestingly I just had a conversation with a friend who detailed two UFO sightings which he described as quite startling occurrences.  So if some silver craft lands in Jerusalem and a white clothed being emerges, many of the “Christian” world would flock to whatever agenda was put forward, and true believers would fall victim to the followers of this supposed Christ.

 

THE TIME OF THE END? [920]

Since many before me have erred in this regard, I feel I am therefore not alone if I am proved to be a goose with what I am about to say. For no particular reason other than perhaps a couple, it seems to me that we may have just a few years left before either Christ or Antichrist appears on the scene. I know what is going to happen if it is Jesus who appears, but not if it is “Antichrist”, other than it being a time of great deception and times of extreme distress for real Christians, and maybe times of rejoicing for others.

[2025]

 

 

 

THERE WILL BE NO MILLENNIUM [873a]

There are those who believe there will be a literal 1000yr “reign of Christ” when he returns. It recently struck me as laughable that, after we have had the once for all sacrifice of Jesus Christ, people could actually believe there will be the reinstatement of animal sacrifices once again.

Perhaps along with the rebuilding of the temple and other things that could actually take place, these people along with any who will listen to them are setting themselves up well and truly for the deception of any “antichrist”.

[See “Amillennialism”]

 

THERE WILL BE NO MILLENNIUM [873]

There are those who believe there will be a literal 1000yr “reign of Christ” when he returns. It recently struck me as laughable that, after we have had the once for all sacrifice of Jesus Christ, people could actually believe there will be the reinstatement of animal sacrifices once again.

Perhaps along with the rebuilding of the temple and other things that could actually take place, these people along with any who will listen to them are setting themselves up well and truly for the deception of any “antichrist”.

[See “Amillennialism”]

UNITARIANISM [745]

I have thought to post on the subject of Unitarianism because the “xxxxxx xxxxxx” have attached a link to a post on my site because it calls Jehovah’s witnesses a cult or sect. They have explicitly created a blog to publish links to all sites that are critical of Jehovahs witnesses, and I guess also any who oppose themselves or any other form of Unitarianism, which is rather extraordinary but reveals the mentality involved.

I came across this xxxxxx group some time ago, who claim to be xxxxxx(which also turns out is Unitarian), but who seem fairly unaware of the views of other xxxxxxand even of their founding originators, xxxxxx and xxxxxx. In amongst their doctrinal claims appeared to be that all manner of laws had to be kept (they quoted more than 300 of them), and including practically every word that Jesus uttered became a “commandment of Christ” which had to be kept to the letter in order for you to be saved.

This would appear to be just the tip of the iceberg of those groups who have lost the plot well and truly, or perhaps never did “have the plot”. It is essential to the purity of Christianity that people come into the knowledge of their freedom from sin and death which Jesus achieved for them, because it is only this freedom [of spirit, in the Spirit] that empowers them to go forward confidently in the knowledge that all condemnation has been lifted, so as not to impede the apprehension of the kingdom of God, nor to impede any progress in this direction of understanding that God’s love releases them even as it captivates them.

Before any further details emerge, it appears there are many who have taken up the cause of AntiChrist by retaining systems of law, similar to the Judaistic (Moses) system, thereby retaining and enabling the power of the flesh to continue in its corruptive ways. They introduce Christ to their religions, but only as a powerless Christ, who seems to better fit the description of another Adam than as the only begotten son of the living God, and who was to become the promised and given Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

The key to all this is their misunderstanding of the cross, the atonement, and it is usually here that all deviant groups fail. This pervasive and insidious continuation of Judaism is that which was always present from the beginning, and Paul in Galatians points this out quite clearly as the Spirit in opposition to the law. xxxxxx and Jehovahs witnesses seem obsessed with denying the “trinity” and perhaps that is a clue to why they seem to want to deny salvation unless it comes through their particular systems of religion. They deny the Holy Spirit and they deny that Jesus literally bore all our sin for all time and on that cross released us from it. Obviously if they can keep Jesus from having “Godlike” status then they can reduce his power and authority so that salvation then is more easily controlled by them and their doctrines, by which their adherents are enslaved to legalisms, which yes, have caused breakdowns, suicide and murder.

Here are some site links to Unitarianism. Firstly two to JW’s

http://www.freeminds.org/history/mystery_years.htm

http://www.freeminds.org/index.html

Unitarianism    https://carm.org/what-unitarianism

List of cults and non-Christian groups   https://carm.org/list-cults-and-non-christian-groups

xxxxxx   https://carm.org/xxxxxx

[It appears from their site that these xxxxxx have ties with JW’s via some of their members years ago being involved with “Judge Rutherford”, of  the JW’s.]

[xxxxxx notably xxxxxx, have stated that animal sacrifices will be reintroduced and that they would personally be executing non-xxxxxx during the “Millenium”]. There may be other “Unitarians”, I suppose Judaism is one, but there are others titled “Unitarian” churches. In some of these Christian derived groups (not Judaism)  the pressure to “be righteous” is so great that the breakdown of family relationships, depression and suicide is always lurking. I have personal knowledge of such things, and there is much on the web concerning them.][Roberts dissents from Unitarianism].

Unitarianism is basically the belief that God is one, IE no trinity and no divine Jesus. And  no Holy Spirit.

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