"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, ... 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.
Servants of God and of Satan, both teach the Bible
False preachers pretend to attack other of false preachers (who may not even exist) to arouse their audience, they are good speakers (even orators), they search the Bible (with the help of computers and programs) to pick up verses or part of verses which is suitable to support the messages which they have prepared, and deliver it to people as if, God has given them the messages to preach. If you are intelligent, then they got you for sure, because their messages will appeal to intelligence, but not to the spirit and to the truth of God. If you know the truth of the Bible thoroughly, then you can escape from these preachers. How can we know false teachers from true teachers and false doctrines from true doctrines? If only you wanted to know! The word of God teaches how. Let us study the Word.
God gave his word to Adam at the Garden of Eden saying not to eat the fruit and if they eat it, they will die. "Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." But the serpent taught the same word of God as, if they eat the fruit they will not die. "Genesis 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:" And the serpent also taught some more exciting benefits if they disobey God by eating the forbidden fruit. "Genesis 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil." Eve was convinced by the teaching of Satan, who was possessing the serpent, disobeyed God and was thrown out of paradise, which was the garden of God. Even now Satan teaches the same lies through preachers and deceives Christians. They preach that it is impossible to obey God, and so God does not want us to obey him. Instead, believe that Jesus Christ has died in our place, so that we may be saved. This is the deception of the devil that is taught by preachers. Truth is just the fact as it is in its context of the verse, without twisting it. Jesus Christ tells us to obey him to inherit eternal life.
God created Satan as an archangel. He was still an archangel when he deceived Eve, as in "Ezekiel 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; … 14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; ... 15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee." So, the cherub who has deceived Eve was perfect until he deceive Eve. Adam and Eve were also good and were living in the presence of God. As good as they were, they did deceive and were deceived. So, be careful since deception may come from so called good preachers of any church. Satan taught the word of God to Eve. Adam and Eve disobeyed the commandment of God. So, we have to be careful to find what God is telling us to do and whether preachers find reasons for us not to obey God. If they do, those preachers are deceivers.
Now also, both God and Satan preach through their own servants. God's servants are true preachers and Satan's servants false preachers. Since both look like godly preachers, we cannot detect them by their appearance. 2 Corinthians 11 says: "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." But, we can know them by their messages. Godly preachers preach that if we disobey God, we will eternally die. The preachers of Satan will deny the obedience to God, in a subtle way of deception. But they deceitfully bring some ceremonial acceptance of God, for eternal life. It is not from God. But they twist a few scriptures and will present it as if God is doing a favor to us. But, this is deception. If we are careful, we will find them. The vast majority of preachers are false preachers.
The following prophesy from Isaiah is fulfilled in Jesus Christ only. In Luke 4:18 Jesus Christ proclaimed, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, ..." The preaching of Jesus Christ is in the 4 gospels and in the book of Revelation. Jesus Christ is the only author of the gospel and no one else. We all must preach the gospel that is preached by Jesus Christ, but not to create another gospel and preach it. But, theologians have made their own gospels and doctrines. Pastors, preachers and evangelists are preaching the gospels and doctrines of theologians. They selectively choose one verse here and one verse there, explain them as if there is no verses before or after, twist them as Satan desires to teach and deceive Christians.
Are you a sinning Christian? Most of us do sin. Preachers say that sinning Christians are beloved in the eyes of Jesus Christ. We Christians believe them, since this message makes us feel good. But the word of God says in Ephesians 5:6 "Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience." But, preachers say, a) Jesus loves us so much that he died for our sins as propitiation; b) Jesus Christ serves as our advocate, interceding for our sins with the Father to gain forgiveness for sins, so that, c) We will go to heaven, and the sins we commit are all forgiven. And they preach scriptures, pulling them out of their own context. They preach lies and Christians believe them. These are all traditional Christianity and that is the way they all preach. But it is all lie and deception.
Jesus Christ kept on preaching when he was a man, but Christian do not believe what he has preached. He was being crucified and when he was dying he said that his life on earth was finished (he did not say: 'I finished your salvation', but he said: 'it is finished') and died. Christians believe his death and think that this belief will take them to heaven. Acts 3:26 says, "...God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities." Matthew 1:21 says, "... thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins." Christians do not believe that Jesus Christ turns his people from their sins. If we are turned away from sins, then we do not have to be punished, because we will not have sin. But they say that Jesus Christ has finished the work of salvation at the cross and he has nothing more to do. So saying, they reject the resurrected Jesus Christ. Christians believe that since Jesus Christ is dead on the cross, they are going to heaven! This is the true situation about Christians. But Acts 3:26 says, "Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities." So, the resurrected Jesus Christ is with us, turning every true Christian from his/her iniquities. Those who do not accept this resurrected Jesus Christ, but satisfied with the dead Jesus Christ on the cross, are caught in the deception of the traditional deceptive Christianity. The man Jesus is no more, but the resurrected Jesus Christ is turning his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21 says, "thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins." If your Jesus heals you and does all kinds of miracles for you, but he does not turn you from your iniquities and sins, then you are worshiping another Jesus, who is false.
Believe and trust the true Lord Jesus Christ and do what he tells us to do for our salvation. The final message of Jesus Christ to the churches is this: "Revelation 22:12 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. 15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie." Jesus Christ has never said to believe that he died for us to inherit heaven. He is the author of his gospel and author of our salvation, but the preachers are not. May God bless you.
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