The common theme of sects and cults and all who deviate from the central message of the true gospel, and as seen on many a TV “Christian” programme, is that of THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
They place this kingdom of God IN THE FUTURE, and other common themes are that Jesus is not divine, or at least not in the sense that TRINITARIANS would place Him. So that in this regard, they DENY THE RETURNED SPIRIT OF JESUS AS A PERSONAL “POSSESSION”.
Now fair enough that yes, the final outcome will see the fulfillment, the culmination of the gospel message in its final reality when the present physical creation vanishes and the new one emerges. AND that the hope of the Christian is for his new immortal body.
What they are hiding is that the kingdom is supposed to be revealed NOW in His people. People talk about “dying and going to heaven”, but the word says that this has already happened, that we have been risen into heaven with Christ. From where we rule with Him, NOW.
They deny the full revelation that the SPIRIT has come NOW that we be empowered NOW with the fullness of Christ.
The FULLNESS is NOW, The ‘kingdom’ is NOW, The Spirit is NOW, the resurrection is NOW.
Not so much THEN!! There will be no “then” if you do not see it happening NOW.
If they can convince you that your spiritual life is not in the PRESENT, but only in the FUTURE, then they have bound you to this life, denying you of the very power needed to fulfill your eternal life NOW.
This is why they reduce the fullness of the Spirit as seen at Pentecost, to some poor concoction of their own making, usually in the form of supposedly being as a result of bible study, or bible knowledge, of the written word.
THIS IS WHY THEY PREACH LAW, or at least disguise it in amongst what they say is “The gospel” well IT MAY BE THEIR GOSPEL, BUT NOT THE GOSPEL.
This can also be seen in an approach to Romans chapter 7, if it is represented as being a sample of the Christian life. To do this means to continue to tolerate that which Jesus has plainly destroyed so that it may be rendered powerless over us. Romans 7 teaches what we now have victory over, regardless of whether or not as individuals we “fail the test” as Paul said. The Jesus Christ to be in us is Him in His fullness, not some poor half starved version of Him.
This is a great deception and it is being pushed on us from many directions. DON’T BE FOOLED. [Or “bewitched”].
[P.S. The other common theme they use is prophesy]