The best trick of the Devil since the Reformation!
I just laugh inside when a “false brethren” tells me something is – Not Biblical!
How can those who have not the Spirit of God, even discern the Bible correctly? Well in the deeper things of God they cannot! Only a surface understanding of doctrines, is for the most part what is sometimes understood, the rest is filled in with denominational doctrines or even speculative dribble, which was normally put forth by a man centuries ago. That “in and of itself” is not a bad thing, unless of course they have misunderstood the contexts in harmony with all the other scriptures.
Tonight a Pastor Smith posted a video about racial tensions in the Country, and basically how “we as Christians” are to bridge the gap…
I posted back: Matthew 24:7 Strong’s Concordance
ethnos: a race, a nation, pl. the nations (as distinct from Isr.)
Original Word: ἔθνος, ους, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Phonetic Spelling: (eth’-nos)
Short Definition: a race, people, the Gentiles
Definition: a race, people, nation; the nations, heathen world, Gentiles.
All prophesied just like in 2 Thes 2, is well underway…
I then whent on to exclaim; Love not the world, if a man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him…
Then came the typical “love for the world church responses” –
Well done! The message was “Biblical and practical”. You delivered it with great passion (so what), with the scripture verses that you quoted (most anyone can do)… “We as Christians” do have to respond not as the world does (be lovey dovey) and (of course) to be in prayer! Also, like you noted, (sucking up) we need to see all people as created in the image of God. Thanks for sharing!
People were created in the image of God “before the fall” – afterwards they are but children of the Devil, who God does not know, nor does he worry about. This is why Jesus said that we will always have the poor, but we would not always have him! As it is Christ that ought to be a genuine believers concern, (for we as Christians- like put above) not the world and his wife, which Satan has diverted into a different gospel, with those perpetrating it, who are of the “Spirit of Antichrist” a diversion from actually abiding in the vine, and actually following Christ himself!
These people have a form of Godliness, but not the “Power Thereof” and “Biblically” actual Christians are told to mark and avoid them. The Bible never says to try and “fix things” or people, it says to avoid them!
But you see, it is a different spirit than the Holy Spirit of God, and therefore is quintessentially evil – that is why no one’s “Good Works” really amount to anything, unless of course they are in obedience to the Holy Spirit’s leading – who is Christ within us.
When I say “us” I mean those who are filled with the Holy Spirit of God in power, which Paul looked for, and not just an intellectual position (based on the Bible) towards morality, which is what most people have, who call themselves “Christians”.
Some even are gifted with healings, casting out demons, or other works – yet they are not the Lord’s people. These are the ones who will hear on the judgment day: I never knew you, depart from me you workers of iniquity! These “iniquities” are not sinful acts per say, but they were done in independence from Christ – and therefore are not of the Father.
Most every time I post something of Truth, one of Satan’s counterfeit church peoples just has to remark in the spirit of error, as that is whom they are of!
Holding the world together, when the Lord wants it destroyed, is what modern Christianity has become to different degrees. This is why it is written in 2 Thessalonians 2 about the Holy Spirt of God being removed, prior to the unveiling of “that wicked – the man of sin” taking the world stage in humanistic love, which will also chime right with the false church and the rest of the wicked, receiving Satan as God within his “church system” Temple, no doubt in Rome – and not in Jerusalem.
Then Jesus will come back for his bride, and the world’s people will hide, even wishing for the mountains to fall on them…
How’s that for Biblical!?