To GB: I would like for you to come here on this thread and prove my doctrine wrong and yours not being the religion of Mystery Babylon...the religion of this world. Were are you? Let us see WHO truly has the religion of this world and who are those faithful saints contending for the faith once delivered unto the saints of God. Better yet, just confess that you truly do not have any biblical answers to these posts, and that you need more time to reconsider your errors. That would go a long way for you to see these blessed truths. That would indeed be wonderful if you had that spirit in you, other than what I have seen thus far. RB
I've been busy so I haven't been on this forum for a few days. I noticed no one addressed my questions or points on my last post. Not much use in discussing scriptures if all I get in reply is ridicule.
I don't shop for a Theologian which most closely reflects my religion, then study his works. The Theologians of the world today are as many as there are different churches. They all promote a different religion but They all have one thing in common. They all promote religious doctrines and traditions which transgress God's Commandments. I find that fact very revealing, and certainly in line with all the warnings Jesus and His People gave regarding Many "Christians" who come in His Name, and deceive many.
So you can try and link my understanding with this theologian or that, but it is a lie and a deception to do so as my understanding doesn't come from "Theologians" like it does with you and "many" others, rather, from studying and "doing" as the scriptures teach.
So much of my disagreement with your religion is that you preach one thing, while the Bible teaches another. I have demonstrated this many times and I will do so again today.
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
But you don't have to endure to the end. In your Religion, the Resurrection is already past. You have already been presented with eternal life and are already reigning with Christ in heaven.
1 Tim. 6:14
That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
"until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ"
So Paul was still waiting either for his death, or the return of Jesus and is telling Timothy and me to keep the Commandment "without spot" until His Appearing which has not yet happened, at least for Timothy and Paul.
According to Paul, Jesus alone has eternal life that no man can even see. That is why it is called "FAITH", because men are to trust God that He will raise them from the dead, if they are already raised, where does Faith come in?.
But in your religion, He has already come back and already given the gift of eternal life to you, and others who follow your favorite "Theologian".
The bible says:
And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
You and your "theologians" preach that this happened when Jesus rose from the dead. That satan is bound, cast into a bottomless pit, and is no longer deceiving the nations.
But as I pointed out before, there is not one mention of this by Jesus or His Apostles. In fact, they all preach just the opposite.
2 Cor. 11:12
But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
And no marvel; for "Satan himself" is transformed into an angel of light.
Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the "wiles of the devil".
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Who is the "Ruler of Darkness" that the apostles were still having to resist? Is it the same satan that you preach is "bound", Cast in a bottomless pit, with God's Seal on him so he can't deceive the nations anymore?
I could go one and one to show that my disagreement with your religion has nothing to do with this "Theologian" or that Theologian", but my disagreement comes from the contradiction between what you preach, and what the scriptures actually say.
Why would Jesus lock satan up and not tell His Apostles?
If you have already been judged as righteous and have already been gifted with eternal life, then why all the warnings?
Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, "if thou continue in his goodness": otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, "If ye continue in my word", then are ye my disciples indeed;
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
Wherefore let him that "thinketh he standeth" take heed "lest he fall."
I know you will reject this line of reasoning, as Jesus said; "If you don't believe Moses and the Prophets, neither will you be persuaded though ONE rose from the dead. If you believed in the Christ of the Bible, and understood His Feasts that He gave us to show His Salvation plan, then you could understand Revelation.
In closing, what spirit would want you to think "Peace, Peace, in an evil time like today? What spirit would want to convince you "You shall surely not die".
So a man goes through this life trusting this "Theologian" or that, is convinced like Eve that they will "Surely not die". Then they awake upon the second resurrection believing they were already gifted with eternal life, they see the Lake of Fire, and they see the "Dead in Christ" like Abraham and Lazarus afar off and realize they trusted the wrong voice. But it's too late.
The questions I ask are important, given the seriousness of the topic. It's not about you or me being right or wrong, it's about "taking Heed" that were are not influenced by a satan that some religions preach can't deceive anymore.