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THE LAST CALL – JESUS CHRIST, CHIEF OF THE GNOSTICS? CHAPTER SIX

June 12, 2013

CHAPTER SIX

FINAL CONCLUSIONS

 

There is no way that anyone who is intellectually and scripturally honest can deny that Jesus Christ was in fact a gnostic and that He demanded that his followers to become gnostics as well. What has happened is quite simple really, a stroke of genius on the part of Satan – that is, REMOVE THE ONE ELEMENT necessary for Salvation, that is this gnostic encounter, and call it Satanic so the Christians will steer well away from it. That they have done, and Satan has won the war.

Modern Christianity is violently opposed to any form of gnostic concept because it removes the power of the Church over the individual. The modern form of Christianity is no different than the earlier Catholic Church, that is a power structure to keep all of the “believers” under the thumb of their power, to extract as much money as they could by any method they could, and it is still true today. If a believer actually begins to understand what is going on, and they follow the commands of the Lord in truth, they will soon be removed from any modern Christian denomination.

The reason for this is that Satan holds sway over the church today, and it is filled with the “many” whom are not overcomers, but are in fact the “tares”, and it pushes the real overcomers out because they do not want to hear the testimony of truth. “You ask to many questions”, or “you keep asking questions that we cannot answer, and you keep pointing out inconsistencies and contradictions, you would be better off going to another Church”, and so they show you the door. Nothing has changed. Nothing will, as the True Church of Jesus Christ will end the same way it began – in very tiny gatherings of 2-10 people in their homes, totally away from the satanically driven apostate monster that Christianity has become.

The prophecies of the Bible concerning the state of affairs in the modern Church have come true, but most people do not actually realize JUST HOW TRUE, for even those who claim they are the remnant seem to have no clue as to what Jesus Christ actually requires of them for they have NO TESTIMONY CONCERNING IT.

2 Tim 4:2-5

2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

 

“For the time will come when they SHALL NOT endure sound doctrine.”  That time has been here for a long time now, but it is getting far worse as time goes on. The REAL TRUTH, as we have presented to you by the WORDS OF CHRIST ALONE is actually rejected as an anathema. This is very hard to understand, because these people, most of whom claim to be preachers, teachers and evangelists, state that they STAND UPON THE SCRIPTURES, and further believe EVERY WORD. We have shown you they do not. They are doing exactly what prophecy said they would.

Notice that it says that the flock of “sheep to be sheered”, have itching ears and heap to themselves TEACHERS WHO WILL GLADLY PREACH THIS FALSE GOSPEL AND COLLECT DONATIONS WHILE DOING IT. The people LOVE to have it so, and they cannot wait for the next false doctrine that satisfies their every lust and worldly endeavors. The money pours in and these liars and deceivers become wealthy beyond imagination, promising heaven to all those that believe them. THEIR DAMNATION SLUMBERS NOT. Thus they are turned UNTO FABLES, that is, LIES AND DECEPTIONS, with a salvation gospel that is an absolute lie. That is why Peter said that they bring DAMNABLE HERESIES, and anything that is damnable, that is causes your damnation, has to be involved with salvation doctrine.

They will not abide by the truth whatsoever, that is, they embrace these lies and call them THE REAL TRUTH, and when the REAL TRUTH IS PREACHED TO THEM, they call that A LIE, and they react with great anger and cannot abide by it whatsoever. Is that not exactly what is happening today? It is simply a REVERSAL.

Now then we find this:

2 Tim 3:5-9

5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

 

If you will search it out, you will find that behind the scenes in many a popular ministry is adultery, fornicators, and all sorts of ungodly behavior, but they present themselves as having a form of godliness, that is, they appear to be ambassadors of the Lord. They do, in many cases, lead the women in their congregations astray, teaching them all sorts of heresies. Notice that they RESIST THE REAL TRUTH, and they have REPROBATE MINDS, CORRUPT MINDS, and have no real knowledge of the real truth and true godliness. Obviously they do not KNOW who Christ really is, another confirmation that they never came into a gnostic encounter. They claim any such encounter is a heresy.

Notice also that these people are EVER LEARNING, and NOT ABLE TO COME TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH as to WHO IS JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF REALLY IS, for that can only happen if He MANIFESTS HIMSELF to the believer who is obedient. This is a very interesting remark, in that these people are EVER LEARNING, but for some reason they cannot come to a knowledge of the real truth. The word is “epignosis” and it means:

KNOW

3. epiginosko (

e)piginw/skw

<END GREEK>, NT:1921) denotes (a) “to observe, fully perceive, notice attentively, discern, recognize” (epi, “upon,” and No. 1); it suggests generally a directive, a more special, recognition of the object “known” than does No. 1; it also may suggest advanced “knowledge” or special appreciation; thus, in Rom 1:32, “knowing the ordinance of God” (epiginosko) means “knowing full well,” whereas in verse 21 “knowing God” (ginosko) simply suggests that they could not avoid the perception. Sometimes epiginosko implies a special participation in the object “known,” and gives greater weight to what is stated; thus in John 8:32, “ye shall know the truth,” ginosko is used, whereas in 1 Tim 4:3, “them that believe and know the truth,” epiginosko lays stress on participation in the truth. Cf. the stronger statement in Col 1:6 (epiginosko) with that in 2 Cor 8:9 (ginosko), and the two verbs in 1 Cor 13:12, “now I know in part (ginosko); but then shall I know (piginosko) even as also I have been known (epiginosko),” “a knowledge” which perfectly unites the subject with the object; (b) “to discover, ascertain, determine,” e. g., Luke 7:37; 23:7; Acts 9:30; 19:34; 22:29; 28:1; in 24:11 the best mss. have this verb instead of No. 1; hence the RV, “take knowledge.” J. Armitage Robinson (on Ephesians) points out that epignosis is “knowledge directed towards a particular object, perceiving, discerning,” whereas gnosis is knowledge in the abstract. See ACKNOWLEDGE.

(from Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words, Copyright © 1985, Thomas Nelson Publishers.)

To boil it down, it means simply that these people never came to BEHOLD WHAT MANNER OF LOVE THAT THE FATHER HAS BESTOWED UPON US. Because Christ is a SPIRIT and that SPIRIT IS DIVINE AGAPE, then it should be obvious that these people never came into contact with Christ, and therefore they have no clue as to who He really is. These are they that are sent away in Matthew Seven. This brings us to another remark of our Lord:

John 5:39-44

39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.

41 I receive not honour from men.

42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.

43 I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

This is just another of those “gnostic” type of verses that tell you that the Scripture is NOT JESUS CHRIST, but rather is TESTIMONY of what He did, who He was in the abstract, that is, Redeemer and Messiah, but you will NOT AT ALL find eternal life in the Bible. The Bible is simply a BOOK, it is paper and ink. It is an instruction manual, and if one follows the instructions, then they will have eternal life, and if they do not, they won’t! The Bible does not contain THE LIVING CHRIST, it is only a testimony a ABOUT CHRIST. Notice that He says YOU WILL NOT COME TO ME THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE LIFE. Notice also that He says COME TO HIM, and not just BELIEVE IN HIM, OR HAVE FAITH IN HIM. 

Jesus told us that LIFE was at the end of the NARROW WAY, so obviously coming to Christ IN TRUTH, can only be done via the narrow way, for there is no other way offered the human race. In point of fact, GRACE brought us a strait gate and a narrow way, and we deserve neither.

Modern Christians usually will claim they believe and accept, for example, John 3:16, and because they believe that, and accept that, then they are saved. Jesus Christ is NOT John 3:16. Also notice that Jesus said that these frauds seek honor one from another – and that is exactly what they are doing, even in the prophetic circles. Only key and popular people get to speak at these “conferences”, radio programs or TV programs, and these folks are LIFTED UP and that “draws the crowds” in who hang on every word. There is no dissent allowed  from their accepted prophetic or salvation “agenda”. They seek honor and seats of honor among themselves, and these are they who DO NOT seek the honor of God, which can only be received by DOING THE WILL OF THE FATHER.

This is the will of the Father:

John 6:39-40

39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Is this not clear enough? The word “seeth” is: “theoreo”, and it means: “to be a spectator of”, to behold, to acknowledge”.  It is virtually the same as “manifest” or “reveal”. It is therefore the WILL OF THE FATHER THAT WE BECOME A SPECTATOR OF CHRIST, that is, He will MANIFEST HIMSELF TO US, and WE WILL LOOK UPON HIM, BE A SPECTATOR OF HIM, and by that method, we will KNOW WHO HE IS!!!

The will of the Father is abundantly clear as to first things first. That is to FIRST OF ALL SEEK THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS above all other things in one’s life. The righteousness of God is HIS DIVINE LOVE, which in turn runs behavior, and right behavior becomes earthly righteousness. When Paul said that ALL OF THE LAW is fulfilled by DIVINE LOVE, he told us why: It seeks no ill against any neighbor, but rather, seeks to help a neighbor. Divine Agape within the heart leads to a behavior that helps, not hurts those around them, AND BECOMES THE RIGHTEOUS DEEDS OF THE TRUE SAINTS, who seek no hurt to anyone.

The salvation of the human soul is so important that one would think it was a top priority of every living person on Earth, but the opposite is the actual truth of the matter. It is not a priority at all, and is actually the last thing on their minds. The commands of the Lord to FIRST SEEK THE KINGDOM OF GOD fall on deaf ears. Having ears to hear, they cannot hear, and having eyes to see, they cannot see. The real truth is scoffed at, ridiculed and mocked. It is exactly as our Lord said it would be.

More gnostic concepts are found in the Scripture than not. The Old Testament is likewise filled with these types of encounters with the Divine, although many of them are not salvation related. But some are and here is one of them:

Ps 25:12-14

12 What man is he that feareth the Lord? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.

14 The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

The covenant of the Lord is a SECRET. IT IS HIDDEN. And only those that FEAR THE LORD will be shown what the covenant really is. Inasmuch as the Lord is a Spirit of Divine Love, then this COVENANT IS THE COVENANT OF DIVINE AGAPE. Notice what the Lord says: He will SHOW HIS COVENANT TO THOSE THAT FEAR THE LORD. We could say that those who really fear the Lord obey Him and do what He tells them. Further, the Lord says THIS COVENANT IS A SECRET, HIDDEN AWAY, and only shown to the elect. What is this hidden covenant? DIVINE AGAPE. Here is how we can prove it from the Old Testament:

Jeremiah 31:33-34

33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

What is this law?

Ezekiel 36:25-28

25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

The Spirit of the Lord is Divine Agape. So this is a reference to being BORN AGAIN found in the Old Testament. The Lord never changes; He is the same yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever. Jesus said this:

John 3:3-8

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Notice that Jesus refers to this rebirth AS A SPIRITUAL REBIRTH. What did the Lord say back there in Ezekiel? I will PUT MY SPIRIT within you; a NEW HEART. How can anyone who really wants to know miss this? And further, how could the Lord come to a person, who has a puny, dark soul riddled with sin, NOT KNOW WHEN THIS HAPPENED? That is like saying you could be five miles away from an atomic bomb and you would not know it when it went off. But that is what most Christians are taught, that you just “take it by faith”. Not according to Christ! No faith here, when the Lord of Lord and King of Kings comes to visit, YOU WILL KNOW IT, AND YOU WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER IT!!It is, in fact, the END OF YOUR FAITH, because NOW YOU KNOW!!!

The Gnostic encounter that actually saves an individual is, as we have said, very specific, and concerns the revelation of only ONE THING: DIVINE AGAPE, THE SPIRIT OF THE NEW COVENANT. Remember that Jesus said that He and the Father are one. He also said that God was a SPIRIT and God was DIVINE LOVE, often called “charity”. Remember that John said BEHOLD WHAT MANNER, or that is, behold WHAT TYPE OF LOVE GOD HAS, vs. the types of love that mankind has. This is critical, for many people have dreams and visions and think because of that they must be saved. But the Scripture is very clear about what this NEW COVENANT is, and what one must do to enter it. It all boils down to THE NEW LAW that Jesus Christ left us:

John 13:34-35

34 “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”

 

The type of LOVE here is DIVINE AGAPE. It is the SPIRIT OF GOD, the NEW HEART to be given to any believer who searches the matter out.

“LOVE

1. agapao (

a)gapa/w

<END GREEK>, NT:25) and the corresponding noun agape (B, No. 1 below) present “the characteristic word of Christianity, and since the Spirit of revelation has used it to express ideas previously unknown, inquiry into its use, whether in Greek literature or in the Septuagint, throws but little light upon its distinctive meaning in the NT. Cf, however, Lev 19:18; Deut 6:5.

“Agape and agapao are used in the NT (a) to describe the attitude of God toward His Son, John 17:26; the human race, generally, John 3:16; Rom 5:8, and to such as believe on the Lord Jesus Christ particularly John 14:21; (b) to convey His will to His children concerning their attitude one toward another, John 13:34, and toward all men, 1 Thess 3:12; 1 Cor 16:14; 2 Peter 1:7; (c) to express the essential nature of God, 1 John 4:8.

(from Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words, Copyright © 1985, Thomas Nelson Publishers.)”

The Divine Agape was UNKNOWN to mankind, and basically still is, because it is hidden, secret, and cannot be known except by the ELECT of God, who were called, and chosen. The Divine Love of God is a “mystery”.  A mystery is a SECRET, HIDDEN AWAY, not known.

This DIVINE LOVE is the LOVE BESTOWED UPON THE BELIEVER AT REBIRTH. Being Born Again is to have DIVINE LOVE SHOWN YOU, JUDGMENT GIVEN, AND SALVATION OFFERED. It is to stand before the LIGHT OF CHRIST, who is Divine Agape, and to have your deeds reproved. This is because the NEW COVENANT is the NEW COMMANDMENT. This is why Jesus called the “many” workers of iniquity, or lawlessness, because the NEW LAW was Divine Love, and it can only be obtained by entering the strait gate and walking to the narrow way. Remember that Christ said the end of the narrow way was LIFE, and HE WAS LIFE. Therefore Christ stands at the end of the narrow way waiting for any believer who obeys to COME TO HIM IN TRUTH. The narrow way is the road of Divine chastisement:

Rev 3:19

19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

 

Who did Christ say He loved? The OBEDIENT BELIEVER who walks the “way” and finds Christ:

John 14:23-25

23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.

25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.

 

That seems simple enough – if you really LOVE CHRIST, you will keep HIS WORDS. This takes us right back to Matthew Seven where Jesus commands we enter in at the strait gate and walk the narrow way, then warns of IMPOSTERS, LIARS and DECEIVERS who will CONTRADICT THAT. Then He warns of what happens IF YOU DON’T DO THAT, and then says you are a fool if you have heard His commands AND DO THEM NOT. Inasmuch as Christ is waiting at the end of the narrow way, you will MEET HIM THERE and HE WILL MANIFEST HIMSELF TO THAT BELIEVER. Obviously the “many” never entered in and therefor did not ever MEET CHRIST ONE ON ONE.

John 14:21

21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

One has to be in complete and UTTER DENIAL not to see what is being said here. As we pointed out, the word MANIFEST means to REVEAL IN PERSON, to “TAKE OFF THE COVER” that is to show plainly who Christ is TO THE OBEDIENT BELIEVER. Remember Christ said He would manifest Himself personally TO the obedient believer. It means exactly what it says it means, and yes, it is totally esoteric and gnostic, AND without this manifestation, one CANNOT BE REBORN OR SAVED.

Now remember that Christ said that WHO HE LOVED He chastised and rebuked. Here in another element of Christian testimony that is almost totally missing: 

Hebrews 12:5-14

5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

Notice that this verse agrees with Revelation and that those Christ loves he will chasten and rebuke. But notice what it says here: EVERY SON (DAUGHTER,) THAT GOD RECEIVES MUST AND WILL UNDERGO THIS SCOURGING AND CHASTENING. There are no exceptions here, it is quite plain and blunt: EVERYONE, no exceptions. NONE, ZERO. So what is this all about? The STRAIT GATE and NARROW WAY. Look up the word STRAIT and NARROW. If you will not enter in, you will not be RECEIVED BY THE LORD.

How does this square with modern salvation theology of “say a sinner’s prayer” and you are not only received, but written in the Lamb’s Book of Life? Cannot anyone see what is happening here? Many church denominations do not even require a sinner’s prayer, but rather if you are simply baptized by the pastor you are automatically saved.)

7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

Once again we find ALL ARE PARTAKERS, and if you are without this chastisement, you are considered a BASTARD SON, and a BASTARD cannot enter into heaven. Notice that huge conditional IF. The word BASTARD means:

“BASTARD

<END GREEK>, NT:3541) denotes “an illegitimate child, one born out of lawful wedlock,” Heb 12:8.

(from Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words, Copyright © 1985, Thomas Nelson Publishers.)

We are being told something here that is very important. Jesus said there was only one way into the KINGDOM. We all know what that way is. If one does not do this, then God considers that one a BASTARD, that is, one who claiming to be a Christian, but is Illegitimate, one  born out of wedlock. Remember when Jesus talked about the sheepfold?

John 10:1-2

10 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

 

This comment concerns the BASTARD SONS AND DAUGHTERS, those that entered the sheepfold “some other way”, which means NOT BY THE NARROW WAY WHICH LEADS TO CHRIST WHO IS THE DOOR. Do you see? The “sheepfold” is the Church. The Church is filled with tares, but not a lot of wheat (the many and the few), it is filled with non-overcomers, but not many “overcomers” or truly born again Christians.

Now this gets interesting because Christ has called you to HIS WEDDING, and the multitudes of Christians RSVP back and say they will be there, but never show up. The wedding you are called to is your own to CHRIST. That is therefore a LAWFUL WEDDING and then we have a NEW BABE IN CHRIST, A new creation who is born again. What then would be an unlawful or bastard baby? One who claims to be born again and who entered into the sheepfold (the Church) some other way other than the strait gate and narrow way!!!

This goes back to the comment of Christ about the wedding:

Luke 14:8-11

8 When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;

9 And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room.

10 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.

11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Notice what Christ says here. Don’t take the seats of honor. The fake preachers, teachers, evangelists and prophetic scholars are all taking the seats of honor in Christian circles. The real true Christians are marginalized, trod upon, called all sorts of evil names and never get invited anywhere!!  Do you see? The way to the lowest room is the narrow way, and the pit is the pit of death! Remember in Job where TRUE WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING ARE FOUND IN DEATH AND HELL? Remember when Christ told you to pick up YOUR CROSS? The cross is an instrument of death. The narrow way takes a person down into a very mysterious death called the pit. There the person must wait for Christ to come. This is the chastisement road. This is the “rebuke” road.

Hebrews 12:9-11

9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

Here we find that this chastisement is for our profit, that if we undergo it, we will be PARTAKERS OF HIS HOLINESS! Obviously if we do not undergo it, and turn back, then we will NOT PARTAKE. How is that accomplished? “Verily, verily, I say unto you, you must be born again”. It is the ‘BEHOLD WHAT MANNER OF DIVINE AGAPE” that is bestowed upon the true believer that makes them a PARTAKER of the Holiness of God. Those people are authentic Christians, and only those are the AUTHENTIC BRIDE OF CHRIST. The other Christians are bastard sons and daughters, who climbed into the sheepfold some other way:

John 10:1-5

10 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.

4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.”

Do you see what is going on here? The real authentic sheep have SEEN THE FATHER AND THE SON, they KNOW EXPERIENTIALLY WHO THEY ARE  and the Lord says HE KNOWS WHO THEY ARE AS WELL!

John 10:27-30

27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

30 I and my Father are one.

They have heard the VOICE OF CHRIST, He has called them BY NAME, and led them out of their prison house, and set them FREE. They continued in His doctrine, and they abide within it, and they found THE REAL TRUTH, and that truth is THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST, who is very much alive and running the affairs of the Universe and His Church. Remember it is Jesus Christ that shed His blood for us ON THE CROSS, DIED AND WAS RESURRECTED!! With this experiential encounter that KNOW THE REAL TRUTH, and that TRUTH SETS THEM FREE FOREVER.

Hebrews  12:12-14

12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.”

14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

 

Here is another indication that this chastisement on the narrow way is not at all pleasant and requires great patience – as indicated by the parable of the sower. Do not give up, keep on keeping on – the reward is great, beyond measure. What all of this about really is the Lord separating you from the world, and the world is going to burn, and all that is in this world in vanity and leads to eternal ruin. Extricate yourself from it, because it has nothing to offer you in the first place.

To all those that claim this is just heresy and the faith and belief are all there is to it, let’s take a look at what Peter has to say about ADDING TO YOUR FAITH:

2 Peter 1:5-11

5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Notice that the last thing to ADD TO YOUR FAITH is CHARITY. That word “charity” means DIVINE AGAPE, and that comes only to those who seek the Lord out with all diligence, for Jesus Christ is the only one who can give it to you.

It is also said that we should have unfeigned LOVE. That is, we should not pretend something we do not have:

2 Cor 6:6

“6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by (divine agape) love unfeigned,..”

 

Now there are lot of people in the Church will say how much they love, but when you begin to ask REAL QUESTIONS, and you point out flaws in their doctrinal beliefs, you will find out right away that their so-called Divine love is a fake – they don’t have it, because it is not in them whatsoever.

So there you have it, take it or leave it. It says what it says, and it means what it means. And that is, as they say, THE END OF THE STORY.

 

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  1. June 21, 2013 7:40 pm

    It’s funny how so many people (like are quick to condemn the “Gnostic Jesus” of the Nag Hammadi, when it’s the very same spiritual being that Paul talks about in Galatians 1:12. Paul, Jesus and yes, many Gnostic groups were actually teaching the same thing: the rebirth of the inner man.

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  2. Carolyn permalink
    June 14, 2013 12:41 pm

    Appreciate your reply Stewart. I have pondered your answer and I have seen the truth in what I believe you are saying. Why should the historical academics with their use of “heretical gnostics” be allowed to hijack the word “gnosis” when it is a used in the text of the Bible? So now we as believers have to respect their patent on the word and allow them exclusivity to it??? Ha. yes, I get it now.

    Thanks so much for continuing to be a faithful and good steward of the Word…I retract my defence of the crowd mentality and turn my energies toward the “defence of the gospel”, a much more worthy objective. And I agree, who cares about sidelining? …all part of being on the side of truth. If you aren’t sidelined…well…”beware when all men speak well of you”…

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  3. June 13, 2013 3:41 pm

    Well, if we cannot use the words that tell the actual truth about this, then those souls that refuse it will learn the hard way. This is why Jesus said ONLY A FEW will ever come to true salvation, and the reason is that they simply cannot abide by the truth. The one you quoted who pretends to know all about this knows nothing about it and his comments prove it.

    He is really calling Jesus Christ a LIAR, and a DECEIVER, and that means this individual is either extremely stupid or being very foolish indeed, considering the WORDS OF CHRIST HIMSELF. And to say that a gnostic does not accept that Christ came here to take away our sins is sheer lunacy. His comment about “self-discovery” is also lunacy as well, and proves he knows nothing about what he thinks he is an expert on.

    These are they that will go into eternity LOST, because they simply cannot accept what Christ really did have to say. As to being sidelined, that happened years ago, just as the Lord said it would. Our ministry is not here to tickle ears or make people feel good. If people CANNOT ABIDE BY THE REAL TRUTH THAT THE EARLY GNOSTICS HAD ONE THING RIGHT, I can’t help that. The very word “gnostic” was placed up front in this series, and it was well defined, and it means exactly what Jesus said about it. The fact that Satan, through these so-called “Christian ministries” cannot abide by it proves just how Satanically controlled they really are and verifies prophecy that they are all to be sent away, lest they repent of their foolishness.
    Remember that the real truth has never been accepted throughout history, and never will be until the end. The world hates the truth, the so-called “church” hates the truth and cannot at all abide by it. Nothing I can do about it.

    Secondly, only God the Father can draw one to Christ, no one else can. But I think it is time to lay it all out there, for their blood is not on my hands – I told them over and over and over.

    Thanks for the comment.

    Stewart

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  4. Abby aka Mary permalink
    June 13, 2013 12:22 pm

    This needs to be a book so I can pass it around!

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  5. Carolyn permalink
    June 13, 2013 12:20 pm

    Stewart, first post. I’m a quiet one generally, preferring to read and learn. I feel a little intimidated when it comes to responding to someone like yourself who I have found much to agree with but one who is a bit wrong on this point, I think. So I will use an example from someone who seems to know more about gnosticism than I do.

    I’m with you as far as the Narrow Pathway and knowing that there is a difference between “knowing” Jesus and just staying on the fringes of “belief” in the message of Jesus. Your articulation in that area is a beautiful thing!

    I was raised in Charismania and just left the whole movement about 13 years ago. I don’t know much about gnosticism but so far, I know it is a bad word among orthodox Christian teachers. You are taking a word that is attached to heretical ideology and giving it a controversial spin to fit the idea of “knowing” Jesus.

    From: http://www.searchingthescriptures.net/main_pages/articles/gnosticism_jesus.htm

    “This is where the Gnostic Jesus begins to emerge, not as a sacrifice for sin, but as one who descended from one of the higher spiritual realms with a message of self-redemption. He is not the son of the creator-god revealed in the Old Testament – the creator-god who got the universe into a royal mess in the first place. Rather, Jesus came to assist humanity with achieving enlightenment through self-discovery, and not as the means of eternal salvation through his death, burial and resurrection.

    The Gnostic Jesus is a remarkable counterfeit of the biblical Jesus in that the Gnostic concept of Jesus borrows closely from the Jesus of scripture and gives a “Gnostic spin” to the teachings of Jesus found in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and in the writings of the apostles. Since Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world” (John 18:36) and “the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21), the Gnostic belief is that Jesus came to awaken those trapped in ignorance (often called “darkness” by Jesus) by helping them to discover the “kingdom of God” within themselves.”

    Don’t take this as a personal attack. Not at all. We are just talking about the use of controversial words used in controversial ways that will be stumbling blocks to those who read them. I’m raising this issue because some people will use this as an excuse to sideline you. Having read Dark Light, I understand what you mean by “gnosis” but others won’t even care to get past a title with a “gnostic Jesus” in it.

    I believe, as you do, that we enter the narrow path by faith and progress from there to a place where we meet the real Christ at which point our faith becomes alive and genuine. And we love others truly and not just from our own limited natural state. We “know” that we have passed from death to life. We know him and he knows us…

    but in my humble opinion, the word gnosis…doesn’t fit. Feel free to disagree…just saying…

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    • June 13, 2013 4:13 pm

      Well, if we cannot use the words that tell the actual truth about this, then those souls that refuse it will learn the hard way. This is why Jesus said ONLY A FEW will ever come to true salvation, and the reason is that they simply cannot abide by the truth. The one you quoted who pretends to know all about this knows nothing about it and his comments prove it.

      He is really calling Jesus Christ a LIAR, and a DECEIVER, and that means this individual is either extremely stupid or being very foolish indeed, considering the WORDS OF CHRIST HIMSELF. And to say that a gnostic does not accept that Christ came here to take away our sins is sheer lunacy. His comment about about “self-discovery” is also lunacy as well, and proves he knows nothing about what he thinks he is an expert on.

      These are they that will go into eternity LOST, because they simply cannot accept what Christ really did have to say. As to being sidelined, that happened years ago, just as the Lord said it would. Our ministry is not hear to tickle ears or make people feel good. If people CANNOT ABIDE BY THE REAL TRUTH THAT THE EARLY GNOSTICS HAD ONE THING RIGHT, I can’t help that. The very word “gnostic” was placed up front in this series, and it was well defined, and it means exactly what Jesus said about it. The fact that Satan, through these so-called “Christian ministries” cannot abide by it proves just how Satanically controlled they really are and verifies prophecy that they are all to be sent away, lest they repent of their foolishness.
      Remember that the real truth has never been accepted throughout history, and never will be until the end. The world hates the truth, the so-called “church” hates the truth and cannot at all abide by it. Nothing I can do about it.

      Secondly, only God the Father can draw one to Christ, no one else can. But I think it is time to lay it all out there, for their blood is not on my hands – I told them over and over and over.

      Thanks for the comment.

      Stewart

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