The Redacted Christ – Part Three


In parts one and two we have shown how that the very Words of our Lord have in fact been taken away and have no place in modern Christian salvation theology. His warnings concerning this false gospel of salvation have likewise been eliminated as well.

If you go out on the Christian la la land of the world wide web, you will not find, among the so-called “leaders” of the faith today any mention of a STRAIT GATE, a NARROW WAY, of any DEATH, of ANY REVELATION & JUDGMENT. It simply does not exist. If one searches these multitudes of websites looking for “How do I get saved”, all you will find is “say a sincere prayer asking Jesus into your heart” and you will be saved at that instant. It is a sad thing to see the total fulfillment of Peter’s prophecy concerning the false preachers, teachers, evangelists and prophetic ministries out there. But it did not have to happen, it is rank apostasy.

Having itching ears, they turn AWAY from the truth and are turned unto fables:

2 Timothy 4:3-5

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;

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

The result of this is what Peter and Christ warned about – the total elimination of the Words of Jesus Christ when it comes to true and real salvation. It is the WAY OF THE TRUTH that is evil spoken of, and that “WAY” is the STRAIT GATE and NARROW WAY, spoken of by Jesus Christ in Matthew Seven. Jesus did not offer us any other way, only ONE. It has been removed or redacted. It has not only been removed, it is railed against by the “leaders” of Christendom today if it is brought up by an inquiring Christian. If one asks to many questions, they are asked to leave and find “another church”.

If you mention any STRAIT GATE or NARROW WAY you will be laughed to scorn by modern Christians and their leaders, who will tell you it is an anathema, another gospel, another Christ, and that you are under some sort of Lordship Salvation, a work, a legalism of some sort, and that all one needs to do is have simple faith and belief. Rarely will they say that they will even pray for you to get you out of some “cult” you must be in.

Matthew 11:27-29

27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

What I want to focus on today is the vast difference there is between the words “believe in” or “have faith in” and the words “COME TO”. This is another REDACTED saying of the Lord, and we not only find it in Matthew, we find is other places as well.

Coming to someone is vastly different than “believing” in someone, or having “faith” in someone, and that should be obvious. Often it is what is obvious that trips us up. The entire concept of the strait gate and narrow way is to ARRIVE AT A POINT, or to COME TO A POINT in which you have now come to CHRIST, as it is the only way given to do so. It is fully experiential and knowable by the conscious mind when this meeting occurs.

When you come to person’s house and knock at the door, you have COME TO HIS HOME IN THE HOPES OF MEETING THEM FACE TO FACE. When you go to someone’s home, you take a JOURNEY to get there. There is a WAY that you take to get there. If you don’t know the WAY, you ask for DIRECTIONS.

If you did not believe that the person lived at the address given, you would not make the trip. If, on the other hand, you believed and had faith in where he/she lived, you would hop into your car and make the trip to get there. By so doing you are coming to that person’s home. When you meet him face to face, you have come to him/her.

Now that is obvious, and it is exactly what is meant by the word “COME” in the Bible. Let’s take a look in this verse of Scripture from John 3:19-21 once again:

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

21But he that doethtruthcomethto the light,thathisdeeds may be made manifest, that they arewroughtinGod.

 

The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong’s Number: 2064 Browse Lexicon
Original Word Word Origin
e[rcomai middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred [middle voice] eleuthomai {el-yoo’-thom-ahee}, or [active] eltho {el’-tho}, which do not otherwise occur)
Transliterated Word TDNT Entry
Erchomai 2:666,257
Phonetic Spelling Parts of Speech
er’-khom-ahee Verb
Definition
  1. to come
    1. of persons
      1. to come from one place to another, and used both of persons arriving
      2. to appear, make one’s appearance, come before the public
  2. metaph.
    1. to come into being, arise, come forth, show itself, find place or influence
    2. be established, become known, to come (fall) into or unto
  3. to go, to follow one
King James Word Usage – Total: 643
come 616, go 13, miscellaneous 13, vr come 1

There is only ONE CONDEMNATION, only ONE ISSUE between man and his Creator, and it is a LOVE TYPE ISSUE. It can only be settled when Jesus and the believer meet face to face in a very literal albeit spiritual encounter. As stated before, when mankind fell they lost their original essence, which was DIVINE LOVE, for they were created in the likeness of God, and God is a SPIRIT, and God is DIVINE AGAPE LOVE.

The Love of God is VASTLY DIFFERENT than the various loves of fallen mankind. It is so far above the loves of man there are no words to describe it. It is HIDDEN from them by a veil over the mind. It cannot be truly comprehended even when shown to the believer. It is, in the long and short of it, incomprehensible. It is this Divine Love that every human will be judged by. More on this later.

There is no other issue that needs to be taken care of between man and God. In simple terms, it is like a gemologist who, for example, knows what a perfect diamond is, and so he compares the diamond he is inspecting to a PERFECT diamond. If it has flaws, it is rated downward.

The LOVE OF GOD, which is the PERFECT DIAMOND in this case, is the standard by which everyone is judged by. All fall grievously short. That is what is meant by “coming to the light” to have their deeds reproved (judged). No one can meet this standard, and that is why Jesus Christ came here to offer SALVATION. When a soul comes to Jesus Christ via the strait gate and narrow way, and they meet Jesus, they undergo judgment, and everyone is found guilty. Jesus then offers them HIS COVERING. He covers the person with His own robes of righteousness, because no human being would be saved otherwise. It is simple, but deeply profound.

The light is the perfect love of God. Because mankind LOST IT at the fall, it is no longer within them. It simply does not exist within. Humanity is DEVOID of DIVINE AGAPE. It is not in his nature. He has no comprehension of what it is, how it works. In fact, DIVINE AGAPE is so far above anything that mankind knows, that it cannot be comprehended. There are no words to describe it, even when shown to the believer. Because we are born dead in the spirit, humanity does not realize it, and most totally disregard any message of warning.

The total lack of Divine Agape within humanity is the reason that mankind is condemned and is considered to be in full rebellion against the Creator. Jesus Christ said we are in a prison, held captive by the knowledge of good and evil, which is admixture of opposites. He also told us we live in a delusion, a veil is over the mind, and humanity is a slave to his fallen nature.The so-called fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil changed mankind’s DNA structure and caused SPIRITUAL DEATH, which is total separation from God.

Humanity is constantly searching for “truth”. We search inner space and outer space trying to figure out basically three questions. Why are we here, are we alone, and is there a God? The answers are all found in the Scripture, but humanity does not like those answers, so they are rejected out of hand. The answers are simple:

  1. We are here to find our Creator and rejoin Him in union.
  2. We are NOT alone, and never have been.
  3. Yes there is a KNOWABLE CREATOR (ULTIMATE TRUTH), and Jesus Christ came to here to show us what we must do to SEEK HIM OUT AND FIND HIM.

Thus, it is, that humanity is spiritually dead to the Creator, and as such, was taken over by Satan at the fall and imprisoned by him. This is why Jesus said we walk in spiritual darkness, we are children of the night, of darkness, and we are prisoners to our fallen nature, and no matter how hard we may try, we cannot escape. We cannot change our very nature, only Jesus Christ can do that. That is why Jesus came here. He came to set the prisoners free, and told us THE WAY we had to travel to be set free. He also told us that very few would do it, and He told us why – it was very difficult and most simply were too much in the world, loved the things of this world, the money and power of this world, and would not LEAVE IT to FIND TOTAL FREEDOM.

We find all the excuses as to why people refuse it in the parable of the sower. Most people on the way, it appears, get through all the diversions Satan offers and get stuck in the cares and pleasures of this world and it ultimately chokes off their walk. They cannot extricate themselves fully from the world, and cannot leave behind family, friends, relatives, jobs, TV, hobbies, movies, sports, politics, religions and all the other diversions that Satan places in their path.

This is the insidious nature of THIS WORLD, creeping back in, a small unnoticeable step at a time, slowing them down in their search for the truth. There are a number of examples of this in Scripture. Beware, the call is you to search for the Lord thy God with all your heart, mind and strength UNTIL you find Him. This is not easy, but the Lord is with us every step of the way. Do not let THIS WORLD come back into your walk.

Jesus Christ came to Earth to “rescue” those that would comply with His commands to enter in, for it is the ONLY WAY to COME TO HIM and when we do, He will resurrect our SPIRITS back to LIFE. He gives us FREELY His covering, His robe of righteousness.

We are to pray always that we be found “worthy” to stand before the Son of Man and escape all the things that are to befall mankind at the time of the end. If one COMES TO THE LIGHT, they STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN and are judged by THE LIGHT OF DIVINE AGAPE, found guilty and it is then that Jesus steps forward to offer His salvation as a free gift. If accepted, TRUE SALVATION OCCURS. To two have met, have spoken to each other, have reasoned together, and have had the encounter of Revelation 3:20 and John 10:

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.

And He also says in John 10:

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.

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

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

While this applies to Jesus Himself and others who claimed to be the Messiah, we can extend this to all believers. The sheepfold is the Church. The false preachers, teachers, evangelists and such DENY the STRAIT GATE and NARROW WAY, and are only CONVERTED CHRISTIANS, but not regenerated, or born-again Christians. They are thieves and robbers, who steal money, property and salvation from their flocks, promising a salvation to their followers when there is no salvation via the method they give to their flocks.

On the other hand, the few that travel down the narrow way and find the Lord have entered into the Kingdom via THE DOOR, and are the true shepherds of the sheep, who, at great personal cost, preach the WHOLE GOSPEL and who stand against many odds in their fight to wake up the sheep as to the dangers of the FAKES. All of this appears lost upon the modern Christian who is taught by the fakes out there that when they are CONVERTED they are also BORN AGAIN. It is simply not true. Jesus says so.

Here is another such verse, and it is one of the most important to our discussion

John 5:38-40

38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.

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.

 

Now, does it say, “BELIEVE IN ME”, or “HAVE FAITH IN ME’? Not at all, it says that YOU WILL NOT COME TO ME. And it also says very clearly that IF YOU DO NOT COME TO CHRIST, you WILL NOT BE GIVEN “LIFE”.

The FAITH and the BELIEF are the prerequisites that MUST BE IN PLACE BEFORE YOU WOULD EVER COME TO CHRIST. No one would make that venture unless and until they had true biblical faith and belief. Therefore we could say this:

TRUE BELIEF & FAITH leads to COME TO leads to FIND

What is the meaning of the word COME in the above verse? It is identical to “cometh” to the light:

Erchomai

The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong’s Number: 2064 Browse Lexicon
Original Word Word Origin
e[rcomai middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred [middle voice] eleuthomai {el-yoo’-thom-ahee}, or [active] eltho {el’-tho}, which do not otherwise occur)
Transliterated Word TDNT Entry
Erchomai 2:666,257
Phonetic Spelling Parts of Speech
er’-khom-ahee Verb
Definition
  1. to come
    1. of persons
      1. to come from one place to another, and used both of persons arriving
      2. to appear, make one’s appearance, come before the public
  2. metaph.
    1. to come into being, arise, come forth, show itself, find place or influence
    2. be established, become known, to come (fall) into or unto
  3. to go, to follow one
King James Word Usage – Total: 643
come 616, go 13, miscellaneous 13, vr come 1

Do you see? The word come or cometh is a DIRECT COMMAND from the Lord for you to take a journey and to come to the place where Jesus is, which is THE END OF THE NARROW WAY, for it LEADS TO LIFE, and JESUS IS THAT LIFE. The is total harmony in the issue of true salvation.

John 6:34-36

34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.

35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

36 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.

 

Once again I ask you, does it say “have FAITH IN ME”? or “BELIEVE IN ME”? No, it says clearly we MUST COME TO JESUS CHRIST via the strait gate and the narrow way, the only way EVER OFFERED by God because of GRACE.

John 6:36-38

36 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.

37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

What is the will of the Father? Lot’s of folks ask that, and here it is:

John 6:38-40

38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

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.

Let’s focus on the word “seeth”, because it ties directly to COME. One could not see Jesus in truth and in person unless they COME TO HIM, and He reveals Himself.

Theoreo

The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong’s Number: 2334 Browse Lexicon
Original Word Word Origin
qewrevw from a derivative of (2300) (perhaps by add. of (3708))
Transliterated Word TDNT Entry
Theoreo 5:315,706
Phonetic Spelling Parts of Speech
theh-o-reh’-o Verb
Definition
  1. to be a spectator, look at, behold
    1. to view attentively, take a view of, survey
      1. to view mentally, consider
  2. to see
    1. to perceive with the eyes, to enjoy the presence of one
    2. to discern, descry
    3. to ascertain, find out by seeing
King James Word Usage – Total: 57
see 40, behold 11, perceive 4, consider 1, look on 1

It all ties together – Jesus says that LIFE is at the END of the narrow way, for it leads to LIFE. So you travel this mysterious narrow way and you meet Jesus Christ. You SEE HIM, YOU MEET HIM and now you “know Him” and “He knows you”. It is the will of the Father that you “Seeth the Son”. How could that possibly happen if you did not walk the NARROW WAY? The answer is obvious – you can’t. What did Jesus say to the multitudes of Christians? “I NEVER “KNEW” YOU”. They had never met, not ever. Why? They refused to enter in, they refused to COME TO HIM. They had FAITH IN HIM, they BELIEVED IN HIM, but they would not PICK UP THEIR OWN CROSS and ENTER IN. They would not ‘COME” to Him.

It is here that modern Christian salvation theology falls totally short. By removing the strait gate and narrow way and substituting just faith and belief, the fake leaders out there are deceiving millions of Christians and leading them to eternal ruin. They have removed true salvation. They have redacted the very Words of their Savior, their Messiah, all the while claiming they not only follow Him, they stand upon every word of the Bible. What a massive deception!!!

 

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3 thoughts on “The Redacted Christ – Part Three

  1. When the Lord dragged me in, I was told by someone that the strait gate/narrow way was CLIMBING IN SOME OTHER WAY!

    Everything is upside-down in this world.

    Thank God for the truth…God bless.

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  2. Gosh darn it! I just wrote a biggy and didn’t log in. Man was on BT. Oh well, ya need to tell us Stan is coming to town tomorrow. As for the redacted Christ, it is full of Love and Spirit that dives deep. Thanks!

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  3. Again, this is simple, the truth and well done. Praise God! Last week, while driving out of Montana into Idaho through the Bitteroots Mtns. , it was shown the total vanity of this world and life, apart from Jesus Christ, LIFE, Zoe. And while I know this, still, the impact of the full revelation, disclosure was again, sobering and powerful. The Last Call is now underway. Your work here is part of the call. It is also an encouragement and help for/to those on the journey to Jesus Christ. What more can be said? PRAISE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND GLORY BE UNTO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER, AMEN!

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