Saturday, 15 November 2008

What is the mind of the Anti-Christ like?

For many centuries the doctine of the Christ has been transformed in various forms until, if possible, the elect would be deceived. These developments have occured due to the various philosophical understanding of mostly pagan origins. They subverted the monotheistic and subordinationist structure of the written word and evolved them into polytheistic and radical unitarian ones. These developments, when carried to their final conclusions, in their thread of thoughts, deny even the Saviour who appeared in flesh and blood. There is no marvel at all, because even Satan, the arch-enemy, the Accuser transforms himself as an angel of light. What would one expect from persons he gives revelations and authority to?

It is in this sense good, for all called and elected persons to diligently „search out or prove all things and hold fast to the good” (1 Thes. 5:21). There is nothing right or good apart from what originates from GOD. In spite of this, many things are taken for granted. For those who profess to be followers of the Anointed Jesus it is time to reflect on what they have been taught or believed. If your revelation is not in accordance with the Scriptures of Truth, be humble enough not to propagate it. And if you do, don’t try to use GOD’s name for your approval. No lie - either from a man you respect so much or from him whom you claim as your spiritual father or pastor or whatever - is of the truth. „The church of the living GOD is the pillar and bulwark of the truth” (1 Tim. 3:15). If what calls itself a church does not uphold the truth, then it is thrown to the ground (Is. 59:14-15).

Thus, in a nutshell, the Binitarian (or ditheist) teaching poses there are two Gods (or two persons in one God) co-eternal and co-substantial in the form of the Father and the Son. This doctrine posites that they have equal rights and power, and when it comes to saving the human race one volunteered to come to earth and gave his life, while the other stayed behind in the heavens to take care of matters. To be sure this is the basic tenet of the so-called church Council of 325 A.D. But which church? It is on this foundation that the 381 A.D. Council of Constantinopole built its Trinity doctrine, by slamming in the holy Spirit as the third person of a close-loop called God.

Radical Unitarian’s thought would rather talk about one God in different appearances. Advocates of this teaching do not admit of any difference between the Father, the Son and the holy Spirit. They do not understand the pre-existence of the Christ. Thus they see some aspects of God in everything in nature, whether that be a tree or a crocodile. In order words this belief is animism in disguise.

Trinitarian doctrine, the most wide-spread of all errors and confusions, has been propagated in different ways. The commonest form is of three persons but one God, existing from all eternity with equal power and same substance. Recently, some would even say that „the Father is the head of the trinity”. „ A section of their confession says „God Himself from God Himself, begotten and not created.” This is what applauded great theologians have deemed to originate from the apostles of the Christ, to the extent that some of these theologians were full of hatred, they murdered and killed, „thinking they were doing service for GOD”. Even now, they desire and do not have, therefore they kill. Remember „no murderer has eternal life abiding in him” (1 Jn. 3:15), whether he is an arch-bishop, a pope, a bishop, a deacon or a lay-person, who claims to defend the faith by coercing people to accept his views. How many of the apostles of Christ were threatening people for not accepting their teachings? How many of them killed others? Were they not rather killed for holding what their societies termed „wrong views”? Was it not the religious institutions of their days that extincted the lives of almost all of them? Is that not what Jesus promised them? Did he promise them any command of respect? If you are having difficulties with what is discussed here, then you are implored to read again the beginning of the gospel of the Christ. In his letter to the Thessalonians, an apostle says the following:

2THES 2: 1 Now we request you, brothers, with regards to the advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him; 2 that you be not quickly shaken from your mind, nor yet be troubled, either by a spirit, or by word, or by an epistle as from us, that the day of the Lord has already come; 3 let no man deceive you in any way: for [it will not come,] unless the apostacy comes first, and the man of lawlessness be revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who sets against and exalts himself over all called God or object of worship; so that he sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is a god. 5 Don’t you remember that when I was with you, I told you these things? 6 And now you know what restrains that he might be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already operating: only [there is] one that restrains now, until it comes out of the midst. 8 And then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with the breath of his mouth, and bring to nought by the brightness of his advent; 9 [even he], whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God sends them an operation of error, that they should believe a lie: 12 that they all might be judged who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 13 But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, for that God chose you as firstfruit unto salvation in sanctification of Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 to which he called you through our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 So then, brothers, stand, and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word, or by our epistle.

From the above, certain points should be elaborated on. It is first related to the coming [again] of the Lord Christ. This is a disturbance for all false teachings that do not admit of the second coming of the Christ. Though for the majority of physical IsraEl it will be the first coming. However it is going to be a glorious and sudden happening,

1THES 4: 16 For the Lord [him]self will come down from heaven, with a shout, with a voice of the archangel, and with a trumpet of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first; 17 then we that are alive, that are left, shall together with them be caught up in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Secondly, the Lord’s coming will be preceeded by apostacy and appearance of the man of lawlessness. Apostacy is falling away from „ ... the faith that was once delivered unto the saints” (Jud. 3). This falling away entails a lot of things. There are several instances in scriptures which suggest this. In most cases it is the creeping in of faithless and lawless people into our ranks to lead others in their wanton deeds. They do not have the testimony of Jesus. Hence, they have no revelation and cannot act. They are false prophets, who come in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are rapacious wolves, speaking perverseness to pull away disciples after themselves. They give heed to seducing spirits and teachings of demons, forbidding people to marry, making merchandise or traffic with lives. They subvert the foundation of the oracles of GOD. They are antichrists in their spirits. (Matt. 7:15-22; Acts 20:29-31; 1Tim. 4:1-3, 2Pet. 2; 1Jn. 2:18-20; 4:1; Jud. 4-16).

These dreamers will continue to sit over members of the body of Christ, showing themselves as anointed powers of God, even as gods, in their localities. This is the mystery of lawlessness already at work, until they finally give over their usurped powers to a man of sin. This deceiver - the son of destruction - will show himself to be above everyone and all belonging to GOD, that he sits in the shrine of GOD, and claims to be a god. Attainment to this level will be by the power, signs and lying wonders he receives from Satan, the father of lies. Right now this level even makes a difference between the "bosses and their subordinates or clergy and laity". And it results in the teaching of the Nikolaitans which the Lord hates. But praise be to the Most High! the lawless one to be revealed will be slain and reduced to nothing by the breath and brightness of the Lord Jesus at his coming.

At the present time, it is the love of the truth that would make one not to de-camp and join forces with workers of unrighteousness. That is why it has become disheartening to hear the question several times of what church you attend, as if only if you attend a church then everything is fine. The truth is watered down very quickly with this mentality. It is a dreadful thing to be asked whether you enjoy a particular sermon or not. And if you do not enjoy it? Is the enjoyment of a sermon the barometer of a fellowship with the Father and with His son? How the truth has been thrown down to the ground! It is nowadays a common thing to meet with so-called star-preachers, who are packed full of fabulous stories with which they beguile unstable souls. But is their rhetoric of the truth or of lies? Their ways are crooked, and the path of righteousness they have not known. Jeremiah the prophet, in his days, by affirmation of the LORD, gives this testimony.

JER 6: 16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way; and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls: but they said, We will not walk [therein].

JER 18: 15 For my people have forgotten me, they have burned incense to false [gods]; and they have been made to stumble in their ways, in the ancient paths, to walk in bypaths, in a way not cast up; 16 to make their land an astonishment, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and shake his head.

The good way is the way casted up by LORD’s Anointed. Though many claim to be, but there is no other way leading to GOD. Jesus gives the characteristics of the two ways. The strait gate – difficult to enter - is the entrance to the good, narrow way. It is narrow because on both sides it is full of thorns and thirstles. The way is not always straight, but contains troughs and peaks. It requires a focused attention for one not to fall or be chocked. And when you fall, you get help. Few people ready to sow their souls as seeds for the kingdom of GOD can be found on it. The wide gate leads to the broad way. Many find themselves easily on it, because it is filled with singers, whistles, horns and what not. No great deal of attention is needed. You just roll on on it. No troughs.

MATT 7: 13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

LUKE 13: 24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Then, as said above, the love of the truth, is the deciding factor, in order not to be led astray. It may be prudent to ask whether many teachings parroted several times till you are „black on the face” have truth in them or not? Can they hold water?

1 comment:

Joe TAIWO said...

Dear Boriana,

Thanks for writing. In fact I was waiting for your e-mail, and I was delighted to see that you commented on what I last wrote.

My faith is a simple one:

I believe in GOD Almighty the Source of light and Father of grace; Who is also the Father and GOD of our Lord Yoshua the Anointed!

What does this mean? It means that the Father has always existed from all eternity. He has no equal, either in person or power, and no helper. He is full in Himself. He is the Eloah (the singular of Elohim). All others are subordinate to Him, Jesus Christ included, from their creation).

People (and so-called theologians) have always misunderstood the last phrase of Micah 5:2. This has arisen due to the misconstruction of of the word usually translated 'everlasting' or 'eternal'. Looking at 2 (CLV and YLT) of the 3 translations below, you should have an understanding of what I am saying.

The meaning is not to say that Jesus is also from all eternity, but from time immemorial from days of antiquity. He is GOD's creative original or the beginning of GOD's creation. Paul called him the Image of the Invisible GOD; Firstborn of every creature (Col. 1:15)and also the Firstborn from the dead (1:18).

AV Mic 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, [though] thou be little among the thousands of Judah, [yet] out of thee shall he come forth unto me [that is] to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth [have been] from of old, from everlasting.

CLV Mic 5:2 And you, Bethlehem Ephratah, inferior to be among the mentors of Judah, from you shall One fare forth for Me to become the Ruler in Israel; yet His farings forth are from aforetime, from days eonian.

YLT Mic 5:2 And thou, Beth-Lehem Ephratah, Little to be among the chiefs of Judah! From thee to Me he cometh forth-to be ruler in Israel, And his comings forth are of old, From the days of antiquity.

Alas, you could even see hundreds of Scriptures that descibe him as the Angel of YHWH. That He is the Angel of YHWH is also the understanding of the New Testament Church (see Acts 7:30, 35, 38). It is this Angel who is called the Lord in Exodus, because GOD no man has ver seen, never (Jn.1:18), because he is invisible, who ALONE dwells in light unapproachable, whom no man (including Moses)have seen nor can see!

I think you will begin to see what I am talking about. Peace be upon your soul. I hope to hear from you!