Which Christ do You Worship?

There are many who do not realize that they have yielded to the influence of demons. They have departed from the true faith in Christ by opening themselves up to demonic influences by worshiping another "Jesus."


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. For if he that cometh PREACHETH ANOTHER JESUS, whom we have not preached, or if YE RECIEVE ANOTHER SPIRIT, which ye have not received, or ANOTHER GOSPEL, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. – 2 Corinthians 11:3-4


Paul in this verse gives an urgent warning to be vigilant against false teachers who would come to deceive. Paul’s warning is a threefold message:


  • A false teacher would preach “another Jesus.”
  • Acceptance of the message would lead to receiving “another spirit.”
  • Acceptance is embracing “another gospel.”


During the ministry of Paul many received the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, but soon among the ekklesia the people started to accept teaching that was contrary to the teachings of Christ. This was an open door for an unholy demon (another spirit) to enter. Paul was conveying that those who accepted a message that presents another "Jesus” allows a another "spirit” to manifest within them. The result was apostasy in believing another "gospel.”

It may be a surprise you, but there are many teachers preaching another "Jesus." They are either reprobate, or need of conviction from the Holy Spirit to repent of their ways.

Santa Jesus
Santa Jesus
Jesus loves you just the way you are.
Jesus loves you just the way you are.

Which Christ do You Believe in?

Do you believe in any of these "Jesus’"?


  • The social justice Jesus whose goal is to correct the unfairness and bring equality to our society.
  • The New Age Jesus who is a guru. His “gospel” message attempts to mix the ideologies of the true Gospel message with esoteric teachings of Buddhism and Hinduism.
  • There is a Jesus who continually speaks of emotional love and forgiveness, but excludes repentance and judgement, he is a "savior," but never a judge.
  • There is a Jesus who is your own personal Santa Clause who says that all you have to do is believe and you will receive all that you desire.


It is important to understand that by accepting any one of the many false "Jesus’" will affect your eternal destiny. Paul had an obligation to warn God’s people because it was an imperative message then, and still applies to this day.

Obedience

The true Gospel brings a new birth and a new life. It should be celebrated, but the problem is when there is continual celebration without any discipleship and training. It would be equivalent to never leaving a Birthday party. There would be no opportunity to continue to grow in maturity. Many are stuck in this place, as it does not allow for the continuing work of the Holy Spirit in a new believer.


He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall FLOW RIVERS OF LIVING WATER. – John 7:38


The only way to have rivers of living water flowing through us is through continual obedience, righteousness and holiness before God.


And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, AND DO NOT THE THINGS WHICH I SAY? – Luke 6:46


Many people call Christ Lord, but it is “another Jesus” from the simple fact that they do not obey him. They are hypocrites and leave themselves open to the indwelling of an antichrist spirit in within them.

Protection

We have protection from demonic attack through the blood of Christ, but it is on the provision of meeting His conditions.


Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto OBEDIENCE AND THE SPRINKLING OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST. Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. – 1 Peter 1:2


Protection through the blood of Christ comes with an obedient lifestyle; therefore, his blood is not sprinkled on those who continually persist in a lifestyle of disobedience by not heeding God’s instructions. Those who do not heed the words of God are on a road to destruction.

The nation of Israel in the Old Testament were witness to those who did not heed God’s instructions.


Instructions:


And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and STRIKE THE LINTEL AND THE TWO SIDE POSTS WITH BLOOD that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. – Exodus 12:22


The result of disobedience:


And it came to pass, that at midnight THE LORD SMOTE ALL THE FIRSTBORN IN THE LAND OF EGYPT, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle. And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead. - Exodus 12:29-30


God only protected Israel on the condition that they obeyed His instructions concerning the blood. Today, in the same manner, we are protected by our obedience and the sprinkling of the blood of Christ.

The bloodless "Jesus" is the mark of the counterfeit ("another Jesus") because the antichrist spirit ("another spirit") does not deal with sin.

Conditions

But IF we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of JESUS CHRIST HIS SON CLEANSETH US FROM ALL SIN. – 1 John 1:7

The word “if” in the above verse implies that it must fulfill a condition. “If” the condition is not fulfilled, then the promise to us in the verse becomes void. Walking in the light is an ongoing pattern of obedience that results in fellowship with Christ and the cleansing of our sin with his blood. It is a continual walk, continual fellowship and continual obedience resulting in his blood continually cleansing us.

The true Gospel is not about a one-time experience that never needs to be repeated. Our relationship with Christ is about the continual crucifying our carnal ways allowing his blood to cleanse us.

When we are pressured and tempted by the demonic realm, it is a reminder that we must continue to fear the God and be obedient to His instructions; otherwise, He permits Satan to lead a destructive attack.

Christ wants all of our heart. There are examples of those in Scripture who defiled themselves greatly. King David committed murder and adultery. If Nathan had not confronted him on his sin, he would probably would have been given over to a reprobate mind and the Holy Spirit would have left him.


Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. RESTORE UNTO ME THE JOY OF THY SALVATION; AND UPHOLD ME WITH THY SPIRIT. – Psalm 51:11-12


The words in this verse have some great meaning and significance. First, David asked God to restore the joy of his salvation. Second, he asked that the Holy Spirit not to leave him. His words would indicate that although he committed a great sin and defiled himself, the Holy Spirit had not left him quite yet. It would be important to note that God had enough grace for him to convict him of his sin that led to repentance.

This example is an utmost important example of who Christ is. He bestows upon us his Father's mercy and grace when we don’t even deserve it. He give us another chance when we take responsibility for our actions. If David continued in disobedience and ignored God’s conviction, the Holy Spirit would have left him. The result, he would have been given over to a reprobate mind devoid of any conviction on the road to destruction.

The fact is, we are all capable of such things too, but thank God He sends people in our lives using them to warn us and bring conviction.


For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: ALL THESE EVIL THINGS COME FROM WITHIN, AND DEFILE THE MAN. – Mark 7:21-23


No one can claim that they have not committed one of these five sins during their lifetime. Thank God that when we fail Him that through a humble spirit he will forgive us and help us get back on the right path.

"Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins"
"Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins"

Be Separate

All through the New Testament there is so much emphasis on not detracting from the true Gospel. We are all challenged to live a life of obedience separate from the traditions of man and the ways of the world.

Wherefore come out from among them, and BE YE SEPARATE, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you - 2 Corinthians 6:17


My people, GO YE OUT OF THE MIDST OF HER, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD. – Jeremiah 51:45


And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. – Revelation 18:4


The only way that we can cleanse ourselves from the sins that defile us is through the grace of Christ. Obedience is taking responsibility for them.


Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, lLET US CLEANS OURSELVES FROM ALL UNFILTHINESS OF THE FLESH AND SPIRIT perfecting holiness in the fear of God. - 2 Corinthians 7:1


We are to cleanse ourselves. We don’t just sit back and say, “I am redeemed,” and do nothing beyond that. It is our responsibility to be diligent and relentless in our pursuit of an uncompromising standard of holiness before God. Those who believe that they have attained perfect holiness are deluded.


Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I FOLLOW AFTER, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:12


We must acknowledge our continual need of cleansing, or we are worshipping a bloodless Christ. Worshipping the true Christ is about pressing on with a commitment of attaining an even higher standard. Another "Jesus" is a compromise.

We should be in the habit of exhorting one another on a daily basis so that we do not become ensnared in the teachings of the false gospel”that is everywhere. It is manufactured to deceive and tickle our ears.


But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the DECEITFULNESS OF SIN. – Hebrews 3:13


Satan’s biggest deception is getting people not to acknowledge their sin. He knows that if you continue to not acknowledge them, he has got you. We must understand that this is the greatest danger. The modern church has absolutely no victory because they have no conviction. Their refusal to acknowledge their hedonistic ways exposes their lustful worship of their bloodless Christ, no matter how many ways they try to spin their doctrines.

Which Christ do you worship?

The blood of Jesus Christ is only usable for a limited time. It is imperative that you use it frequently.

Have you worshiped the bloodless Christ?

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lifegate 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Thanks for the good use of Scripture. That makes all the points stand out and brings them all together.


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celafoe 2 years ago from Planet earth. between the oceans

again you have hit the nail square on the head -- and driven it home.

excellent article


graceinus 2 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

PandN- Another awesome Hub. I truly hope that many well take the time to understand this Hub with the heart.

God bless you PandN.


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Michael-Milec 2 years ago

Hello planksandnails.

Absolutely great message. My answer- obviously :Jesus the Emmanuel.

Voted up and beautiful.

Peace be with us.


graceinus 2 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

PandN- I guess I should have stated this in my first comment and I apolozies for not mentioning sooner. I believe one of the problem we are dealing with here is accepting the right Jesus in the first place. In many cases there are those who are drawn into a false Jesus right from the start. What I mean is those who are seeking Jesus but are drawn into a false doctrine of a man made church and then influenced by their teaching of what Jesus Christ is and what is church. It also may happen that a member of a false church will "witness" about a false Jesus and in doing so draw in "New" members. From this point the so called new chirstian has no idea that they are now involved in a false doctrine and even worse a false church. They are totally nieve as to what has happen to them. This occure when churches try to draw new "members" within or into their "church." It is at this point these so called new members over time become so entrench in the false doctrine that they don't question the clergy regarding false doctrine. And this becomes an never ending cycle. Unless one begains to study for themselves and discover false doctrine for themselves. However this does not happen offen.

I believe your Hub ( and a numbder of your other Hub's) has brought to light the systems of false church and has identified what the true church of Chirst is. And I hope there may be some of those who do have concerns regarding the false teaches of their church that may have the chance and time to read this Hub and see the difference between Christ true church and those churches that are not. Clearly, studying the bible for oneself is the start of identifying false doctrine. And having the desire to know the true Jesus. Stepping away from false churches and false doctrine might not be easy for some, but if they do then it is well worth it.

I believe that it important to let people know that studying the word of God and maintianing a relationship with God is possible with out man made churches. To have a relationship with our Father and Lord Jesus Chirst does NOT require "membership" of ANY kind within man made churches. For true believers it is understood, one can not join the true church. You are drawn into it by the heavenly Father.

Blessings.


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PlanksandNails 2 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Lifegate,

Thanks for your comment and taking the time to read.


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PlanksandNails 2 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Celafoe,

Thanks for the affirmation. God Bless.


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PlanksandNails 2 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Michael- Milec,

If something in the message piqued something in you, I am thankful. Keep pursuing truth via the guidance of the Holy Spirit. God is with us!


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PlanksandNails 2 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Graceinus,

We are at a point that "Christianity" does not teach anything concerning the dangers of false doctrine. The fact is, "church" services look and resemble occult and pagan practices, and the people have absolutely no clue that they are worshiping the beast.

The purpose to the articles that I write is to systematically dismantle every aspect of the modern "church" system and expose it for the abomination that it is. Every justification and loophole attempt needs to be exposed and addressed by the standard of God's Word.

I believe that God is calling certain people to do this. They will address and expose the abomination of the councils of men who run counterfeit "Christianity." It is a message of warning.

When we allow the Holy Spirit to work in us, we can expand His Kingdom in the hearts of others and hopefully rescue some from spiritual Babylon. I believe this verse is an important for all followers of Jesus Christ to understand,

When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth. But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. - Acts 7:54-56

Stephen was stoned for standing on the truth. Today, it may not be a stoning, but a spiritual assault on those who are willing to walk in obedience before the Lord. The days are coming where the religious elite will once again murder the messengers of truth.

Unfortunately, the modern "church" is a behemoth that breeds invasive tares that is spreading like wildfire. Despite this, we must be vigilant in remaining obedient to what God has called us to do.

Graceinus, I know you believe in the true Jesus because of your desire to pursue truth via the Holy Spirit, not with any man-made mediator looking over your shoulder. In fact, nothing man-made will help us in our relationship with Jesus Christ because it is manufactured from this cursed earth.

True believers are in Jesus Christ, not a building, but a body. Sometimes I feel like I'm kicking a dead horse. It's not about my feelings, but about obedience; therefore, I will continue to soldier on. I believe you will too.

How many are willing to be like Stephen? Not many. We have salaried clergy staying within their precious building waiting for the people to come to them.

Many are too afraid to go out and seek to teach others, and even stir up some trouble. Stephen did not confine himself to the man-made sanctuary as a "sainted sage." Stephen went out "among the people" boldly speaking God's message the true Gospel to a hostile religious audience. Stephen was stoned because he did not run and hide, he boldly stood up and spoke out.

Thank-you for your comment and the message you have written is of utmost importance. There are very few who get it, but I am glad to know that I am not alone and His Body is out there, although hard to find these days.

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