The visible church has fallen away from the scriptures and many who call themselves Christians are actually unwitting agents of the spirit of antichrist as they teach their false doctrines to other people.
22:18 If any man shall ADD UNTO THESE things, God shall ADD UNTO HIM the plagues that are written in this book:19 And if any man shall TAKE AWAY from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall TAKE AWAY HIS PART out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. [our note: The lake of fire that burneth with fire and is the destiny of those whose names are not found written in the book of life.]Galatians 1:6 I marvel that YE ARE so SOON REMOVED from him that called you into the grace of Christ UNTO ANOTHER GOSPEL:7 Which is not another; but THERE BE SOME THAT TROUBLE YOU, AND WOULD PERVERT THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.
And in regard to such pre-Christ injunctions, some people who have not truly understood the New Testament which came with God's Incarnation as Jesus of Nazareth, and who are certain that they are correct as they interpret the Scriptures with their physical minds - which may include the condemnation of Christian Spiritualism. However, a person should not seek to communicate with the denizens of another world unless the motive is purely altruistic and free from self - if this is not the case then it should be left alone or trouble will ensue. Christ is the Door, He is the safe Gatekeeper .
Three short years later, after watching and listening to the Master, Jesus gave a final charge, “Go and make disciples.” (Commonly known as the Great Commission, it is the call to all followers of Christ as well.) Jesus chose to implement the fulfilling of the New Covenant through 12 men who He called, appointed, and commissioned (Willson, 1990).
People will invariably take information from this web page and attempt to establish a precise date for Christ's return. I cannot prevent that. I thank God that a proper understanding of the 70th Week gives us such a clear and satisfying sense of when Jesus will return, that the desire to set dates disappears. We must obey what the Lord Jesus taught; that attempting to set dates will be futile. What matters is that we live our lives watchfully and prayerfully, always ready to stand before Him and be judged:
If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:
5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
Galatians 2:16 ...a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.Wherefore then serveth the law of Moses?
We strive to keep God's commands
Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.We are not justified by the works of the law (like being circumcised in the flesh), we are justified by the faith of Jesus Christ.
13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.God gave Abraham the covenant of circumcision but now that the scriptures have been fulfilled in Christ Jesus, we can see that the circumcision of the flesh was a picture of a great spiritual reality--the body of our sins being cut off of us by the circumcision made without hands, by a supernatural circumcision.
12 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.
9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
11 IN WHOM ALSO YE ARE CIRCUMCISED WITH THE CIRCUMCISION MADE WITHOUT HANDS, IN PUTTING OFF THE BODY OF THE SINS OF THE FLESH BY THE CIRCUMCISION OF CHRIST:
12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
Colossians 2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Sure there are cheap imitations of the real thing (anything of value is counterfeited), but once you really connect with Jesus, you'll know everything you need to know aboutsalvation---your own salvation! Not only is genuine salvation free, it makes a person free! (You're free to reproduce and distribute this no-hate paper)