False Christ is in 'form of godliness' in Churches

"Mark 16:15 preach the gospel to every creature. Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded: Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega .. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, .. they .. have right to the tree of life, and .. enter .. the city."


I am a retired pastor of the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.

False Christ is in 'form of godliness' in Churches

Christianity is one of the world’s largest religions. It has many denominations. Every denomination accepts the Bible as the inspired word of God, just for the saying. In fact they do not believe the word of God. Christians believe their preachers more than they trust the Bible. Preachers interpret (twist) the Bible in order to accommodate their own doctrinal beliefs as well as to attract the crowd to themselves. By doing this, churches stray away from the true God, Jesus Christ. Even though they are away from Christ, they put up a show as if they are worshiping Christ. Most churches modify and improve the method of worship, in order to attract more people. They got more people, have become successful and famous. But, Jesus Christ says in Matthew 15: "8) This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9) But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." Since, they worship in vain, God left the place of worship. 

1. God became Man and then became God

'God the Word', who was God, came to the world as a man, who was Jesus of Nazareth. He lived as a man to show us how a man should live and ask us to follow his footsteps in our life. It is mentioned in 1 Peter 2:21: "For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:" Then he died as the Lamb of God. God raised him from death. He ascended to heaven, and became God as he was God before. If you desired to study them, here are the links. Link for God became a man: "Jesus Man." Link for Jesus became God: "Jesus God." 'God the Word' did not continue as God, but he became flesh (man) and he was anointed as God after his life as a man was finished and he was resurrected in the Spirit.

God chose Israel as his people. The people worshiped God, God gave them the method to worship and he gave them the temple to worship. People were not worshiping God in the way they supposed to worship. When God became a man, he visited the temple. Matthew 21:12 says: "And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, 13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves." Jesus said that the house of God, which should be 'the house of prayer', was made into a den of thieves. Jesus told them in Matthew 24: "1) And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to show him the buildings of the temple. 2) And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. " Accordingly, in A.D. 70, the temple was destroyed.

Israel or Jews, were supposedly God’s people, who were waiting for the coming of Christ, for their own redemption. Even though they were regularly reading the Scriptures, they had no understanding of how God would come into the world. So when he came, the chief priests, captain of the temple, elders, and the high priest joined together and crucified the Son of man who was the Messiah. Of course they did it unknowingly. We like to think that such a mistake will not happen again. But it always happen. However, they crucified him. But God raised him, and Jesus Christ has become God as he was before.

2. Will History Repeat Itself?

At the first coming of the Messiah, the Jews made a mistake because their teachers were blind men leading the blind. They did not expect God to become a man who was the Lamb of God. They were expecting him to come as the Lion of Judah. Lack of understanding caused eternal death for many people. Now the same Jesus will come again, but not as a man, but as Lion of Judah, as the Righteous Judge. Jesus Christ says in Revelation 22: "11) He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. 12) And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14) Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city." His judgment will be based only on whether we obey his commandments to do the righteous works or not. It will not be based on whether we are Christians or Jews or Heathens. God is not a respecter of persons. Are we ready to receive him as a Righteous Judge? Jesus Christ says in Matthew 8: "11) And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. 12) But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

Have we built our houses on the rock of obedience to Jesus Christ? Jesus Christ says in Matthew 7: "24) Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:... 26) And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:" OR have we built our houses on the sand of Christian clichés which is the rhymes of our mouth, but not to the obedience of the sayings of Jesus Christ? Jews lost the temple and the favor of God, because they did not understand the scriptures. Why do we fail? Jesus Christ clearly says in its context that if we obey him, it is rock and if we do not obey him, it is sand. Christians reject what Jesus Christ says, and try to butter him up saying that "Jesus is the rock" as if they are standing upon Jesus Christ. This is meaningless cliché of stupidity and rebellion of disobedience. They think that they can deceive Jesus Christ, without knowing that he is omniscient God.

3. Another Jesus and False Christs in the Bible

The Bible teaches about the Lord Jesus Christ. It also cautions about another Jesus and false Christs. Let us study about it from the Bible. 'God the Word' became 'flesh' who was Jesus of Nazareth. At this point, he was not Christ, but he will become 'the Christ'. He was crucified, died, buried and was resurrected. This resurrected Jesus was made Lord and Christ according to Acts 2:36. It says, "Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ." So, the resurrected Jesus is the Lord Jesus Christ and he is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, 'Spirit'. Then, Jesus of Nazareth, who was a man, became history and he does not exist anymore. Most Christians do not understand this transformation. Now, Jesus Christ is Omnipotent Spirit, but he is not a legend came out of the crucified Jesus of Nazareth. He is Spirit and he is God, who is Lord Jesus Christ. We must worship him as Truth and Spirit, who is God Jesus Christ, but not as the legend of Jesus of Nazareth. The legend Jesus Christ exists only in the minds of the people, and he is not real. The resurrected Lord Jesus Christ is Spirit. Further, 2 Corinthians 11 says, "2 that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. 3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, 4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached," This another Jesus Christ will accept sinners as they are, without converting them as chaste virgins. Famous preachers preach this Jesus as God, whereas the Bible says that this Jesus is another Jesus, who is a false Jesus Christ. The true Jesus Christ has the power to convert sinners, before he accepts them to his kingdom. Jesus Christ himself warns his followers saying in Matthew 24:24, "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." See, false Jesus Christs have power to do miracles and signs. They have power to heal people, prophesy (sorcery) and such, but do not have power to convert a sinner to holy life. False Jesus Christ promises to accept sinners as they are, into God's kingdom, which is a lie.  So, we must pay attention so that we may not accept and worship a false Jesus Christ as our God. 2 Thessalonians 2:4 says, "Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God." That is, Satan himself shows that he is Jesus Christ in churches so that Christians may worship Satan as Jesus Christ. This is too big of all deceptions.

4. Another Jesus and Sons of Perdition

God tells us how to identify the true Jesus Christ, from the counterfeit Jesus. The simplicity of Jesus Christ, who is God, is to accept the chaste virgin ONLY for His bride. Chaste virgin is the one who will keep herself holy for the Lord Jesus Christ. The counterfeit Jesus says that he will accept any bride, who can be even filthy sinners. 2 Corinthians 11 says: "2) For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. 3) But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 4) For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him." The acceptance of any sinner as the bride will please many sinning Christians to accept this Jesus Christ, but he is another Jesus. This counterfeit Jesus is the devil. He deceives God's people with subtilty. So, reject this "Another Jesus" and escape deception.

Jesus Christ has called Judas Iscariot as the son of perdition after Satan has entered him. Perdition is the state of being in utter damnation of the soul. The son of perdition is one who is possessed or influenced by Satan to do the work of deception. This person will have no hope of redemption. "John 6:70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? John 13:27 And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly. John 17:12 --- those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled." So, sons of perdition are those who are under the influence of Satan.

Satan disguises as an angel of God. His workers also disguised themselves as workers of Jesus Christ in order to deceive people. Their deception is subtle. They are placed in the field of God and the field is the Churches. "2 Corinthians 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works." These people are also sons of perdition.

A group of religiously zealous people claimed to Jesus Christ that God was their father. John 8:41 says "--- Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God." Jesus Christ replied to them saying that their father was the devil and said that the devil is a liar and he came to kill. "John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." They will call the devil as god and even they call him Jesus Christ. The Bible says, it is "Another Jesus."

5. Form of Godliness

Every church is godly in its own sight, because they have a form of godliness. The true people of God will accept the power of God and will overcome sin. The false church will deny the power of God that deliver them from sins, but find the salvation and sin in one cup, and it will have a form of godliness. 2 Timothy 3:5 says: "Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." False ministers will preach philosophy, politics, business, worldliness, world news, common sense and such things of interest. They will use Bible verses and religious clichés in the name of Jesus Christ. Collisions 2:8 says: "Beware lest any man, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ." They attract people in so many ways except in true holiness. They "spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit."

6. The Field of God

Matthew 13 says: "24) Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25) But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26) But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27) So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28) He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 29) But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30) Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn." According to the above parable and the following explanation, whenever God plants his people (workers) in his field of work (church) the devil also plants his people along with them. Both groups of people, the wheat and the tares are allowed to grow side by side. Verse 41 says, the children of the devil (the tares) will do iniquity (sin), and will offend the kingdom of God (promote false gospel). Jesus Christ says that the tares will be thrown into the furnace of fire and those who do righteousness will shine in the Kingdom of God. Matthew 13 says: "36) Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. 37) He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 38) The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39) The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 40) As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 41) The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42) And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43) Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear."

7. Things have not changed

The very people of God, who were waiting for the coming of Messiah, crucified him when he came because they did not believe the truth of God. Things have not changed even today. Even now, people don’t want to believe the word of God. But they do believe whatever they want to believe. They will not hesitate to go out of the way to refer to commentaries, different translations etc., until they hear what they want to hear. The natural tendency of the flesh is to believe a lie. Jesus Christ says that the devil is a liar and the father of it. People will believe the devil because he is the father of them. Jesus Christ told the truth and people did not believe him. God forsook them and they worshiped their father, the devil. Jesus Christ says in John 8: "43) Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44) Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45) And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not." So, love the truth and escape deception.

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