- Religion and Philosophy
The Deceived Ones
The Deceived Ones
Luke 21:8 And He said: "Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and, 'The time has drawn near.' Therefore do not go after them.
2 Tim 3:12-15 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them,
John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
There are multiple cautions in scripture that tell us we must guard ourselves to be sure we are not being deceived. Scripture is clear we must use our God given discernment to determine in ALL things if they are of God or not, we must be careful to see we are NOT deceived.
This means people as well as all other things, all is inclusive. The only way we can do this is by being filled with and submissive to the Holy Spirit of God as He will always know the answer to this question.
When one is building his own kingdom he does not want to promote anything that might interfere with his plans. When he is "called", he is not called by God, but by man. He attends the educational facilities of the men that "called" him, learns the doctrines and interpretations of those men and NOT what God teaches those He calls. They use the bible that their leaders use and vehemently support it because it contains the interpretation of scripture that enforces their beliefs and they call it scripture, which it is not, it is their carefully selected interpretation of scripture.
They do not have the personal relationship with God or the scriptures that you only get by personal private study and and late night personal relationship with the Holy Spirit. They have no knowledge that the there is only one church, one interpretation of scripture or that ministry is all about being SERVANTS OF ALL. They have the mindset, absolutely contrary to scripture, that they are "clergy" (which does not exist in the NT) and are above or over the poor fools in their pews.
They believe they are the go between between of God for "their people” in the place of Christ and as God's man are eligible for salaries and perks galore. They believe they are worthy of honor which scripture tells us is due to no man.
They usurp the place of Christ for "their people” as they follow them instead of God. They do as they are taught by their apostate man mentors. Of course they are correct that they are “their people” because they lead them to their care, their ministry, their “church” and their vision, not to God and His Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ, to be led by Him. Because they believe they are god's chosen instrument for those that will follow them. “Their people” are taught to bring others into “their church” instead of to God and His Holy Spirit so they can be taught “their doctrines” instead of developing the relationship with the Holy Spirit which is necessary to learn all truth. Jesus is just the bait to bring them in they do not teach them the requirements of being disciples of Christ, they are taught to be good, faithful and supportive church members instead. They are taught and believe that the sign of success is in the number of people they can fool into joining their little kingdom, how much money they can raise and the size of the monuments to themselves that they build.
With never a thought that a real minister builds the Kingdom of God and that the real measure is how they have served God's people and helped them to walk with God, hear from His Holy Spirit and become complete and mature in Him. They believe and teach that they are the ministers and ministry is their job in stead of as scripture tells us, helping all the saints to learn to do the work of the ministry. They teach and believe that you are to bring anyone you lead to the Lord to them for baptism and leadership (bondage), where scripture tells us to lead them to God through Christ, teach all the requirements necessary to be a disciple of Christ, baptize them ourselves in water and the Spirit and help them to develop a relationship with the Holy Spirit who will teach them all things.
It's all like a big game about getting them to follow them and build their temporal personal kingdoms of buildings, castles, boats, airplanes and all other luxuries they desire instead of learning about becoming a citizen of the eternal Kingdom of God.. They have no scriptural understanding of the fact that in the New Testament church there is NO CLERGY. That the pattern they use for "their church" was done away with at the cross, along with the Old Testament laws.
So they steal money by claiming a tithe which not only does not exist in the New Testament but when it did it could only be received by a natural Levite and even then only on the increase and was not about money..
They believe and teach that they are to be the dispensers of the blessings of God when scripture teaches us to meet the needs we see ourselves if we can. We are not to be concerned about tax credits or anyone knowing of our deeds, in fact scripture says to tell no one when we do them. But bringing it to “their church” insures they know what “their people” are doing so they can maintain control.
In other words THEY ARE DECEIVED and go on to DECEIVE all that will follow them Their interpretation of MT 6:33 is "seek you 1st "my" church and I will take care of you as long as you support me and let me tell you what to believe.”' They and "their churches" are an abomination before God. The real ministers of God do not care about any of those things, their only concern is SERVING the people of God as God directs them to do.
Something we will see in a real minister called by God is found in MT 16:16, they WILL have these signs following them. Scripture does not say these signs may be seen it says THESE SIGNS WILL FOLLOW THEM. SO IF YOU WANT TO KNOW IF ONE WHO CLAIMS TO BE A FOLLOWER OF GOD IS OF GOD – it is simple – DO THESE SIGNS FOLLOW THEM?
True followers of Christ know and understand scripture, promote ONLY the gospel of the Kingdom of God and care not about the kingdoms of men. The kingdoms of men lead to destruction but the Kingdom of God IS Eternal Life. Of which your kingdom are you a citizen? As for me and my family we choose eternal life in the Kingdom of God. DO NOT BE DECEIVED MY BRETHREN.