The Redacted Christ – Part Six
We have proven beyond doubt that the TRUE GOSPEL OF SALVATION offered by Jesus Christ and His own words have now been totally removed from all modern Christian theology and that an entire new gospel was secretly brought in by Satan’s angels of light – who crept into the Church as wolves, but they look like Christians, act like Christians and speak like Christians, but they are deadly fakes, that are leading millions of unsuspecting Christians astray.
It also appears that Christ does not give any hint of mercy or compassion to these millions of Christians that have been led astray by the false teachers, preachers and evangelists out there. It is a rather terse and direct send off to eternal ruin.
The Bible tells us over and over to seek after wisdom and knowledge with all of our heart, strength, mind and if we will, the promise of the Lord is that we will find Him. If we do not, then we will not find Him. I want to take a very close look at what Peter warned us about that will confirm totally that the rank apostasy away from the truth is now almost complete:
Peter gave us a warning we need to look at very closely concerning these false prophets that look like, sound like and act like real authentic Christian preachers, teachers and evangelists. Their theology and doctrines will be a master counterfeit!
“But there were false prophets also among the people (of Israel),
EVEN AS THERE SHALL BE
FALSE TEACHERS AMONG YOU (THE CHURCH), who PRIVILY
shall bring in DAMNABLE HERESIES EVEN DENYING THE LORD THAT BOUGHT THEM,
and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And MANY (THE VAST MAJORITY OF CHRISTIANS)
SHALL FOLLOW THEIR PERNICIOUS WAYS; by reason of whom
THE WAY OF TRUTH shall be EVIL SPOKEN OF.”
(2 Peter 2:1-2)
We are going to break this down to a phrase by phrase study because of the importance of what Peter is warning us about. This short verse is an elaboration of what Jesus referred to when He spoke of the wolves in sheep’s clothing, the pseudo-Christians, and THE WAY OF THE TRUTH.
1. “EVEN AS THERE SHALL BE FALSE TEACHERS AMONG YOU.”
This is precisely what Christ told us all to be aware of. These are the wolves that come into the sheepfold. Notice it does not say THEY MIGHT COME OR COULD COME. THEY SHALL COME. It is an imperative prophecy. The Church will be infiltrated by FALSE CHRISTIAN LEADERS WITH A FALSE SALVATION DOCTRINE. THEY WILL BE WITHIN THE CHURCH. BECAUSE THE VAST MAJORITY WILL FOLLOW AFTER THESE FALSE SALVATION DOCTRINES, THEY WILL BE POPULAR LEADERS, WELL ACCEPTED AND WELL ENTRENCHED IN THE Christian COMMUNITY. They will be wolves, but they will look for all the world to be authentic and powerhouse Christian leaders.
They are in the Church, among the Christians, Satan’s agents of destruction. The majority of them will not be aware they are Satan’s agents, but will be sincere and dedicated Christians who have embraced a false theology themselves as truth, and who will then propagate it to others. If you went up to any of them and accused them of being false Christians, they would be deeply offended and hurt by that accusation. A person in deception is not aware of it. These “Christians” that Peter mentions are LEADERS WITHIN THEIR DENOMINATIONS, BECAUSE THEY ARE THE TEACHERS. That word means teacher, preacher, evangelist. The word for “false teachers” is ‘pseudodidaskalos’ and it means ANYONE WHO PROPAGATES FALSE DOCTRINE, DOCTRINE WITH ERROR IN IT, OR ERRONEOUS DOCTRINE, A FALSE TEACHER. Their motives are not of concern, only that they teach error.
The word “among” is ‘en’ and it means WITHIN THE GROUP, WITHIN THE BODY OF CHRIST. This is not an outside attack upon the Church; this is an insidious attack by Satan from WITHIN THE CHURCH ITSELF. Because we are speaking of the Church, then these false teachers will RISE UP WITHIN THEIR DENOMINATIONS TO LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP AND THEIR TEACHINGS WILL BE ACCEPTED BY THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE. Their teachings will be a counterfeit, but not easily detected.
Ask an FBI OR TREASURY agent about the detection of COUNTERFEIT MONEY. In one recent case overseas, counterfeit American money was found that was almost impossible TO DETECT. It took Treasury agents in labs to detect the difference. In most cases the difference can only be detected BY VERY CAREFUL EXAMINATION AGAINST A STANDARD KNOWN TO BE TRUE. In currency, the counterfeit is held up against THE KNOWN TRUE BILL, AND THE DIFFERENCES CAN THEN BE DETECTED. You compare WITH A KNOWN AUTHENTIC ITEM TO DETECT THE FALSE. A gemologist studies a perfect diamond in order to compare other stones to it for grading purposes. THERE HAS TO BE A PERFECT STANDARD FROM WHICH TO JUDGE FROM.
As the Church age progressed, LESS AND LESS PEOPLE WOULD IN REALITY BE REGENERATED, and therefore less and less people WOULD HAVE THE STANDARD OF TRUE AGAPE LOVE BY WHICH TO MEASURE THE TRUTH BY. THE TRUTH THEN BEGINS TO BE CROWDED OUT BY LIES AND DECEPTION, WHICH IS EMBRACED BY THE VAST MAJORITY FOR THEY DO NOT UNDERSTAND OR KNOW WHAT THE REAL TRUTH IS. The real truth is then branded as a lie. Apostasy works in that manner.
THERE IS A STANDARD, AND THAT STANDARD IS DIVINE AGAPE LOVE. Nor are we speaking of money here, but of human souls. We are not speaking of expert criminals but of the most diabolical intelligence ever created from the hands of God. This creature that fell from the grace of heaven now walks to and fro over the whole earth. He hates every single human soul with a passion we cannot begin to comprehend; yet he poses as an angel of light, as though he loves man and only wants the best for him. We are going to take this vastly intelligent creature called Satan and pit him AGAINST each one of us. Keep in mind he is eternal and has had thousands of years to figure out and then fool the human mind and soul. He understands all of our weaknesses, all of our nature. He knows how to bait and switch. He knows how to snare us in a multitude of traps. We now pit this super intelligent Christ hater, this human hater, who has supernatural powers, against us. Question:
DO YOU THINK HE IS CAPABLE OF COMING UP WITH A COUNTERFEIT GOSPEL OF SALVATION THAT IS SO CLOSE TO THE ORIGINAL IT WOULD NOT BE DETECTED BY THE VAST MAJORITY OF SOULS SEEKING HEAVEN?
Your answer had best be YES. Satan can and has produced a multitude of false religions, and within the Church of Jesus Christ a multitude of false theologies, which can be called BROAD ROAD THEOLOGIES. These theologies all use the correct terminology, the correct phrases and words, even the correct meanings many times to those words. The name of Christ is freely used and upheld, and even the words of Christ are used freely and with great vigor. There are ONLY TWO WAYS TO SPOT THE ERROR:
- Either all or some of the QUALIFIERS ARE OMITTED, or
- The teachings will CONTRADICT what Jesus clearly said or BOTH WILL BE TRUE.
Satan is the master deceiver of the whole world. He loves religion for he invented it, for he knows that man has a “spiritual” nature. True Christianity is not a religion; it is a changed heart. Religion is a vast system created by Satan to dupe the world into many different roads or pathways THAT APPEAR TO BE leading to heaven, therefore EXCLUDING the ONLY NAME UNDER HEAVEN BY WHICH WE MUST BE SAVED. For those who know Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to heaven, Satan must come up with theologies and doctrines that SOMEHOW BYPASS THE STRAIT GATE AND NARROW WAY, because that is the ONLY way into the New Covenant. Satan will then muster up all the cunning he has within to fabricate a Gospel that looks 100% correct to trap all Christians. God evidently allows such a thing as a screening process to obtain the FEW OR LITTLE FLOCK.
In order to bypass the strait gate and narrow way, Satan will have to develop a theology that would either tell people they were on the correct way when they were not, or as an alternative, he could develop a theology that would totally bypass it altogether. The various remarks of Christ, Paul and Peter imply that the biggest thrust of Satan will be to BYPASS THE STRAIT GATE AND NARROW WAY TOTALLY, IF POSSIBLE, AND IF HE CANNOT, TO REDEFINE WHAT IT MEANS SO THAT A SEEKING SOUL WOULD THINK HE/SHE WAS ON THE NARROW WAY WHEN THEY WERE NOT. He will do so by altering the definition of FAITH, and with this new definition he will be able to declare the strait gate and narrow way as a form of WORKS OR LEGALISM, AND THAT IT IS IN OPPOSITION TO GRACE AND FAITH. He will redefine the definition of works and EXPAND IT TO COVER THAT WHICH IT DOES NOT COVER, and at the same time redefine faith to make it EXPAND TO AREAS IT DOES NOT COVER.
He will do it via the false teachers, who will infiltrate the Church. Over a long period of time, they will work their leaven and leaven almost the entire Body of Christ. Both Jesus and Peter were most blunt: THE VAST MAJORITY OF CHRISTIANS GO FOR THE NEW THEOLOGY. These people infiltrate into the Body of Christ, into each denomination, and work their way into positions of power and trust. Peter is blunt: THEY ARE TEACHERS (LEADERS) and THEY ARE AMONG THE BELIEVERS. These leaders have come into the sheepfold SOME OTHER WAY, and they are the false shepherds, that have come to steal and destroy, for Christ was very blunt: THE TRUE SHEPHERDS HAVE COME IN VIA THE DOOR. They have come in by obedience to the commands of Christ, they have entered the strait gate, and walked the narrow way to find the living Jesus Christ.
In Part Seven we will dig ever deeper into Peter’s comments concerning the false preachers, teachers and evangelists who all over the TV, Web, Radio and in millions of churches, all denominations and it is such a deception that only the “few” will extricate themselves.