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The Counterfeits of Jesus
There is a fraudulent and counterfeit Jesus sold within the corrupt church system today. Those who are disciples of Christ must be vigilant in contending for the true faith by imitating him and the apostles. Unfortunately, most people throughout the world believe in a counterfeit Jesus. The Jesus that most people think about in society is not the man found in Scripture, but a malleable Jesus that conforms to the carnal desires of people’s hearts.
For FALSE CHRISTS and FALSE PROPHETS will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. – Matthew 24:24
Most people in the church system believe that those who do not follow their version of Jesus are denying Christ. The deception today is that many affirm Christ, but distort him to their own desires. Through indoctrination, twisted man-made versions of Christ are set up in the hearts and minds of the people where they will outrightly deny the genuine Christ found in Scripture for a counterfeit.
True disciples of Christ are to worship God in spirit and in truth, yet many have fallen for a Gospel message that has been distorted and perverted by hirelings who stand upon their religious pedestals. They do not know and serve Christ as he is portrayed in the Scripture because the truth and fear of God are not within them.
A true disciple will imitate the way of Christ and will not follow after religious hirelings who create false converts who practice their own brands of Christianity.
The Two Principles of Counterfeit Christianity
The profitable profession of preaching a counterfeit Gospel markets a Jesus who is drastically different than of the Bible. This Jesus is accepted and professed by those who desire to remain in their sinful ways. The counterfeit is loved dearly as the masses among the thousands of harlot denominations stream through the doors of their religious buildings to have their ears tickled and their wallets empties through sophistry and entertainment that is provided for them.
What is called Christianity today rests on two principles for it to function. First, there are the hirelings. There is no way around it, a hireling must pervert the Gospel message and the person of Christ to maintain their status among men. Second, there are the ignorant pew warmers who give attention to what they say. This is how you will know when you are under the banner of a counterfeit Christ.
God has given us His word so that we may read, study and have understanding of it through His Spirit. Many don’t know the word of God because they have not allowed the Holy Spirit to lead them to the truth, but rather have allowed hirelings to indoctrinate them into believing in a Jesus who conforms to their man-driven interests.
The Churchy Jesus
If you Google Jesus in the images category on the Internet, you will find false representations or images of Christ. Scripture states that he did not attract people by his physical appearance. He was not a Caucasian European with blonde hair and blue eyes who died on a cross with muscles and a six-pack. This is a false rendering of Christ from many artist’s misconceptions of the true Saviour.
In similar fashion, the Jesus of the church system must be marketed as attractive and palatable to an audience that wants and desires to see him the way they want to see him.
In a spiritual sense, the pulpit hirelings have their versions of Jesus presented quite differently than in the Scripture. Christ did not come as a pretty rose, but rather came as an exposed root.
For he grew up before him like a young plant, and LIKE A ROOT OUT OF DRY GROUND; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and NO BEAUTY that we should desire him. – Isaiah 53:2
The distortion of Christ in the physical and spiritual is quite disturbing if one was to take off their indoctrinated lenses. The Jesus within the church system has been made up to be compatible with a sinful world.
How many times do you hear, ‘Do not judge, my Jesus does not judge anyone?’
For we must all appear before the JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. – 2 Corinthians 5:10
But they will give account to him who is ready to JUDGE the living and the dead. – 1 Peter 4:5
I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to JUDGE the living and the dead – 2 Timothy 4:1
Just sit back in your pew, we’ll do the rest.
Ignorance is bliss, right?
Where do people come up with these false conceptions of Christ?
If you are not already in there, you will find these fantasies within the counterfeit church system.
The true Saviour will judge all mankind, the living and the dead. Christ will judge everyone.
Those among the ekklesia’s message is Christ our Saviour. If our message is about him, then we must have the Scriptural understanding of who he is; otherwise, we would be falling for the latest illusions and parlour tricks of hired pulpiteers.
And he COMMANDED us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be JUDGE of the living and the dead. – Acts 10:42
Many preach Christ as Saviour, but Scripture states that we are to preach him as Judge also.
How many have heard Christ preached as Judge within the church system?
He isn’t. He is a blonde-haired blue-eyed Caucasian European with a six-pack who is friends with the world. The clergy gets giddy with him while the pew warmers eyes gloss over as money flows into their coffers. Their Jesus entertains them. They will always love to invite you to come into one of their denominational buildings for this reason.
Did you know that Christ commanded us to preach that he will judge the living and the dead?
This is part of the Gospel message, yet the indoctrinated have absolutely no concept of the most judgmental man in history. The religious elite despise this type of man as attested in Scripture. Their Jesus is their ‘homeboy’ who accepts who they are without judgement and his grace allows them to continue in their sinful ways blinded to the appointed day when the King of kings and Lord of lords will judge them for their idolatry of worshipping a man-made superficial Jesus invented from their carnal minds.
The politically correct Jesus found within the church system does not offend anybody.
The people love their tree-hugger Jesus too, but Christ of Scripture cursed the fig tree.
The Offensive Jesus
Read Mark 11:12-25 to get a clearer picture. Christ did not come to hug everyone and judge no one.
Christ would offend more people today than he did in his day on earth. They would call for his death with even greater fervour.
Christ was a man who did not compromise or apologize.
WOE TO YOU PHARISEES! For you love the best seat in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces. Woe to you! For you are like unmarked graves, and people walk over them without knowing it.” One of the lawyers answered him, “Teacher, in saying these things you INSULT US ALSO.” – Luke 11:43-45
Christ lashed out at the temple going hypocrites, then another group said that he was also offending them too. With no compromise or apology he rebuked all of them. Christ knew that they would be offended, but continued to preach anyways. He was not there to present ear candy and entertainment to gain followers.
The Christ of the Bible confronted sin. The sinners were offended because they were deliberately confronted by him.
When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an EVIL GENERATION. It seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. – Luke 11:29
How do you think the crowds would respond to Christ saying this today?
Do you think he would stand up and say what a wonderful generation they are by zealously going to church each week when he abolished the temple system long ago?
The plain fact is when the truth of sin is confronted to a sinful world, it is offensive to them, especially among the religious church crowds. Truth by nature will offend the deceived who falsely believe they are good enough for the Kingdom of God in the idolatry of man-made traditions and their own self-righteous deeds. They come to church in their sin and there they remain in their sin. Their nature offends the holiness of God.
The biblical Christ and his disciples should offend the world. They shouldn’t seek to avoid being offensive like the church hirelings do because Christ sure didn’t.
Christ stated to the religious elite, ‘Have you never read in the Scriptures?’ He treated them like foolish children when they were the ones who were expected to have memorized all the books of Moses. It would be like asking a mathematician, ‘Do you not know how to count?’ Christ was deliberately being condescending for a reason.
Would you ask a lifeguard, ‘Do you not know how to swim?’
It is offensive, isn’t it?
Christ was not afraid to lash out at these types of people with the word of God. He wanted to push their buttons being relentless to upholding the principles of the Kingdom of God.
The Jesus in the church system is not offensive or holy. A holy Christ will be offensive to a sinful world.
You may say, ‘Jesus only rebuked the Pharisees, not sinners.’
Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and REPENT. – Revelation 3:19
Christ was offensive and condescending by rebuking those whom he loved. He preached to them out of love, but many did not see it that way.
The hypocrites appeared outwardly righteous, but inwardly they were full of sin. This is the same manifestation in the counterfeit church system today.
How many say I am a Christian, but all that really means is that they are a good tithing members of a denominational church who donate to a charitable 501(c)3 business.
Christ says they are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind and naked spitting them out of his mouth (Revelation 3:15-17).
It’s offensive, isn’t it?
The churchy Jesus is not the same Christ who said, ‘It hates me because I testify about it that its works are evil’ (John7:7).
Then he began to DENOUNCE THE CITIES where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did NOT REPENT. – Matthew 11:20
Christ rebuked entire cities because they would not repent of their sin, yet in the counterfeit church system, the word repent is treated the same way the salaried pastor treats those who would oppose his ways.
Church people want the fish, bread and healing of Christ, but don’t want to repent or hear about repentance; therefore, he will rebuke them for it.
As disciples of Christ, we should be using the same terminology that he used and call what he called sin, not to pretty it up to not offend anyone.
A Perverted Gospel
What the world calls a gentleman’s club is actually a club for perverts. What the religious call church is a club that perverts the Gospel. The deception is that they use positive words to mask what is really going on behind the scenes to ease the conscience of willful sinners rather than convict them.
We must call sin by how Scripture defines sin and call sinners by how Scripture defines sinners.
Christ degraded people to animals, such as dogs, snakes and pigs for their rebellion.
Do you think, ‘gentle Jesus meek and mild’ when he told a whole city this in the following verse?
And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be BROUGHT DOWN TO HADES. – Luke 10:15
Is this the Jesus you hear about in church, Sunday school and youth groups?
Is this version of Jesus marketed to the masses in the latest videos and best-selling books?
Any preacher who does not follow the example of Christ is not a follower of him. Read your Bible, look at the preacher, look at Christ, read your Bible, look at the preacher, look at Christ.
Is he a preacher of Christ or is he a church hireling?
Do the math, does 1+1=2?
Do you know how to read Scripture?
The Good News is only good to those who repent and follow the way of Christ who is living water and the bread of life. The good news in the church system is pop and potato chips. It is the wide and easy road.
The Hard Sayings
Many believe in the Jesus that is marketed to them who does not get angry, bring offence, hate or judge.
You have loved righteousness and HATED wickedness – Hebrews 1:9
O you who love the LORD, HATE evil! He preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked. – Psalm 97:10
If you love one, then you will hate the other. If you love sin, then you will hate righteousness. If you love holiness, then you will hate iniquity.
Christ attacked sin and gave no excuses, justifications or accommodations for it and left sinners without an excuse.
If your Jesus does not hate sin, then your Jesus does not love you.
Why do you think Scripture states?
After this many of his disciples TURNED BACK and no longer walked with him. – John 6:66
They were offended. They didn’t like the hard sayings.
Those in the church system do not like the hard sayings either. They hire someone to give them the easy sayings instead. It doesn’t end there, Christ then goes on to say to the twelve disciples that remained with him, ‘Do you want to go away as well?’ and then calls one of them the devil.
The hippy Jesus that goes around getting along and hanging out with everyone doesn’t turn anybody off and doesn’t turn anyone away is quite popular today.
The genuine Christ is repulsive and offensive to willful sinners.
Does your pastor fear turning anyone off for truth or is he a pulpiteer hired to gloss over eyes by making everyone feel welcome and comfortable in their sin so he keeps getting his pay check?
Have you not read that Christ brought division among his family, synagogue and the Jews?
He is still bringing division today.
Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather DIVISION. – Luke 12:51
Do you believe in a passive non-aggressive Jesus?
And MAKING A WHIP OF CORDS, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. – John 2:15
The fact is that Christ interfered with the business of the institutional church by today’s standards and will be coming back in flaming fire with even more aggression than his first visit. He will overturn every table, city, ruler and country smiting the nations and bringing destruction to the things that are not of his Father. It says in Scripture, ‘In righteousness he will judge and make war.’
The soft, sissy, hippy Jesus found in the churches of men is not the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Are you getting the picture yet?
Does your Jesus have flaming eyes who will bring a sword?
You had better wake up soon because he is coming for the harlot church system with a vengeance and will put them in the winepress of God’s wrath.
Have you ever seen grapes go through a winepress?
We all need to do a heart check and figure out whose side we are on because the blood of the wicked will flow like wine when Christ returns.
How many times have you heard the church member say, ‘Jesus hung out with sinners and was friends with them.’
You see, their false Gospel trains people to go out in the world and become friends with them to get them to come to their church for indoctrination into their version of Jesus that they have created for themselves from their vain imaginations. They conform to the world to appeal to the world with a worldly Jesus.
You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a FRIEND OF THE WORLD makes himself an ENEMY OF GOD. – James 4:4
- Is Jesus the Friend of Sinners?
You cannot be called an evangelist unless your purpose is to bring the Gospel to the world; it is not about becoming friends with the world.
Is your 'Jesus' friends with the World?
Christ didn’t come to hang out with the world, but called sinners to repentance.
The pew warmer will say that their Jesus is a friend of sinners by appealing to the lies of the Pharisees who also falsely accused Christ of being a glutton and a wine bibber.
For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, SEPARATED FROM SINNERS, and exalted above the heavens. – Hebrews 7:26
Do not love the world or the things in the world. IF ANYONE LOVES THE WORLD, the love of the Father is not in him. – 1 John 2:15-17
Sinners put Christ to death because he was no friend of sin. The false Jesus in the church system is an enemy of God. Christ was angered at the religious hypocrites.
And he looked around at them with ANGER, grieved at their hardness of heart – Mark 3:5
Which Christ do You Serve?
A disciple of Christ should have righteous anger towards the worldly corruption of the religious system today. The deception, selfishness and wickedness are so rampant that it should make you angry. The blue-eyed Caucasian European hippy Jesus with long blonde hair who gets along with everyone does not get angry, judge or bring offence. This Jesus will not create discerning disciples, but mindless passive pew-warming indoctrinated church members who are spoon fed man-made politically correct doctrine from hirelings who prance upon their platforms pandering their false Gospel to make a buck for themselves.
How many times have you heard, ‘You are preaching fear, not love?’
Christ came with a message of Good News from this Father, but also with a terrifying message as well. It is life or death. You must choose.
Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and GODLY FEAR – Hebrews 12:28
The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom ALL causes of sin and ALL law-breakers, and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. – Matthew 13:41-42
The message of Christ is wonderful and terrifying. The message of Jesus in the church system is that ‘Jesus is the reason for the season,’ as they entertain themselves in their worldly man-made traditions and agendas mixing truth with lies.
Time is running short.
Do you want to be bound hand and foot and cast into outer darkness?
That will depend on the Jesus you serve.
Scripture has some terrifying words if you believe in a false Christ.
His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.” So with many other EXHORTATIONS HE PREACHED GOOD NEWS to the people. – Luke 3:17-18
John the Baptist came preaching Christ and the Good News. This was his motivational message to the people.
Is this the motivation you are hearing from the likes of tele-evangelists and the many other religious money grabbers out there?
Therefore, knowing the FEAR OF THE LORD, we persuade others. – 2 Corinthians 5:11
The officers answered, “NO ONE EVER SPOKE LIKE THIS MAN!” – John 7:46
It’s ironic, isn’t it?
You will never find anyone who would speak like Christ in the church system. He is not allowed in their buildings. He was cast out long ago for a replacement. You will not find any disciples of Christ there either because they are part of the Kingdom of God, not within the religious kingdoms of men.
The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and DOES NOT LIVE IN TEMPLES BUILT BY HUMAN HANDS. – Acts 17:24
To be like Christ, expect hatred from the world. If you preach like him, you will be rejected in the same way.
Consider him who endured from sinners such HOSTILITY against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. – Hebrews 12:3
And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying, “HE IS OUT OF HIS MIND.” – Mark 3:21
A biblical Christ is not popular and any disciple who follows him will not be popular either.
They cried out, “Away with him, away with him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “WE HAVE NO KING BUT CAESAR.” – John 19:15
The religious system’s king is a hired man called, ‘Pastor’ who heads a government controlled religious 501(c)3 charitable business called church.
Is your Jesus biblical or a church smiling happy-hippy Jesus created from the carnal minds of religious men?
The modern church system does not recognize the true Christ. They soon will when he comes to burn their idolatrous buildings to the ground.
From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “REPENT, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” - Matthew 4:17
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him DENY HIMSELF and take up his cross daily and FOLLOW ME. – Luke 9:23
The Genuine Biblical Christ
We need to preach the biblical Christ, not a watered-down version created from liberal modern philosophy. It is a perversion and a fraud to suite the sinful ways of the world by peddling a false Gospel for gain.
May we follow after Christ who is attested in God’s word. May we follow his example of being bold, confrontational and aggressive being unapologetic and uncompromising for speaking the truth.
A true disciple of Christ will preach and imitate him.
We don’t create a Jesus to conform to us, but we are to conform to Christ.
Christ is our Saviour, Lord and Judge and will be the most terrifying man in all of history to those who oppose him.
He is not watered down prettied-up Jesus in the church building who does not bring offence, but to the contrary.
If you are part of the church system, think long and hard about the Jesus you believe in.
Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “COME OUT OF HER, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues – Revelation 18:4
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When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. - John 16:13
You may say you are a follower of Christ, but which one?
- Conversion to Jesus Christ, or to the Church System
Unfortunately, many have a false understanding that becoming a Christian does not equate to being a disciple. This is a false ideology and it is of utmost importance to discern the distinction.
- The Pastor and the Moses Complex
Most people falsely assume that hierarchical structure in Church is of God where they look up to and are led by a prominent salaried official.
- God does not like Men with Professional Titles in Churches
The modern “church” is full of men with titles, but these professional titles that are pinned upon these men do not come from God, but men themselves.
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