Trib & Majority

“Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” Revelation 13:18

“And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.” Revelation 15:2

I kinda sorta view these two verses when it comes to the number as multiples of people following the beast, the man of sin, what most call the anti-Christ.

I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! Suppose you that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.” Luke 12:49-53

“These things have I spoken to you, that you should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time comes, that whosoever kills you will think that he does God service. And these things will they do to you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.” John 16:1-3

“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; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned to fables.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4

“Now we beseech you, brethren,, That you be not soon shaken by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together to him in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember you not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now you know what withholds that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he who now lets will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12

So it looks like there is coming a time of great pressure for one to conform to the beliefs of the vast multitude of peoples on earth who are worshiping the beast, the man of sin, the wicked one. When the restraints are removed and the vast multitude are allowed to persecute, imprison, confiscate property, enforce economic sanctions (no buying or selling), fire from employment, beat & kill those who oppose the beast then the Master’s warnings to those who will not bow down and worship the beast nor his image will come to the forefront. The number of his name is the same as I see it as the multitude of his followers.

It also looks to me like those who believe in a Pre-Tribulation rapture are in for a shock, it plainly says Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day [What day?] “the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together to him”  “as that the day of Christ is at hand shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember you not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?” The falling away first or the great Apostasy first, THEN the man of sin be revealed the son of perdition! “And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.” They can not gain the victory over the beast, & over his image, & over his mark, & over his number of his name if they are not on the earth to contend with the man of sin, son of perdition, that wicked one, the beast & his followers.

When does the son of man appear with the sound of a great trumpet and gather his elect? “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” Matthew 24:29-31

Pretty much lays it out: Falling away first AND THEN, man of sin be revealed, AND THEN tribulation, AND THEN son of man coming for his elect….

Look at it this way, on the one hand you have “According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, in 2010, there were 2.18 billion Christians of all ages living in the world”, 2.18 billion and that was 2010! and on the other hand you have “Combined, total membership of all of these denominations is under 90 million. If I generously round up to 100 million, then 4.76% of all Christians are non-trinitarians.” From QUORA.

So we have maybe 100 million or 4.76% of those who claim to be Christian who do not believe in the trinity and 2 billion who do, and if those 4.76 or maybe 100 million don’t believe in the trinity more than likely they don’t believe other doctrines held by the majority of Christians.

Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads to life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14

I like to call this the “many / few” principle. If the majority are believing it you’d better research it because it probably is wrong. Never, ever follow the majority! That is a good way to hear the Master, the Messiah, our King say… “Not every one that says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:21-23

“21“Not all those who say [Lto me] ·‘You are our Lord’ [L‘Lord! Lord!’] will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only those who do ·what my Father in heaven wants [the will of my Father in heaven]. 22On ·the last day [judgment day;Lthat day] many people will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, ·we spoke for you [LDid we not prophesy in your name…?], and ·through you we forced out demons [Lcast out demons in your name…?] and did many ·miracles [Lmighty works in your name…?].’ 23Then I will ·tell them clearly [declare to them; publicly announce to them], ‘I never knew you. ·Get away [Depart] from me, you who ·do evil [break God’s law; practice lawlessness; Ps. 6:8].’ The Expanded New Testament.

So you see, following the majority just might not be a good idea, do your research, your own study of scriptures, rightly divide or interpret the word, a worker who need not be ashamed.

“Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

15·Make every effort [Do your best; Be diligent] to ·give [present] yourself to God as the kind of person he will approve. Be a worker who ·is not ashamed [or will not be shamed] and who ·uses the true teaching in the right way [correctly handles the true message/word of truth; or holds carefully to the true message/word of truth]. The Expanded New Testament

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

16All Scripture is ·inspired by God [breathed out by God; LGod-breathed] and is useful for teaching, for ·showing people what is wrong in their lives [refuting error; rebuking], for correcting faults, and for ·teaching how to live right [training in righteousness]. 17·Using the Scriptures, [L…so that] ·the person who serves God [LGod’s person] will be ·capable [competent], ·having all that is needed [fully equipped] to do every good work.” The Expanded New Testament

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Who Created God?

As humans we live in a system or universe of time which has the attributes of cause and effect. Nothing happens without something causing it to happen.

Eternity is a whole different dimension, eternity has no time attached to it. There is no time in eternity. No beginning and no end therefore no time. To have a beginning automatically equates to having time.

God created the universe in the beginning, or rather when God started to create “things” outside himself time came into existence.

Is there time in heaven? For God who lives outside time, no. Heaven where angels dwell, there is  a perception of time for them. The angels experience time because they had a beginning, once brought into existence angels perceive a sense of time.

And when he [Jesus] was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they [the devils] cried out, saying, What have we to do with you, Jesus, you Son of God? are you come here to torment us before the time?” Matthew 8:28-29

So we see that devils (who are fallen angels) have a sense of time and the marking off of time sequences.

God being in another dimension without time is something our minds cannot grasp and probably never will be able to grasp. Those in the 1st resurrection who are changed from mortals to immortals, maybe they will be allowed to grasp the concept of eternity but for us other humans who do not get that gift of immortality in the 1st resurrection we will never be able to grasp eternity with our finite minds.

Who created God? No one, God is and that is the explanation he gives, he is and he just expects us to have faith in that statement and he rewards us accordingly….

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6

God does not try and give us details of his existence and his existence in the dimension of eternity. How could he do otherwise in a way finite minds would understand anyway? he tells us what we need to know. How to worship and serve him in faith according to how he wants us to behave toward him and leaves it at that. What he had man transcribe in the book we call the bible that is all we need to know to please him. All that is recorded in scripture is what he wanted us to know, anything outside of what is in scripture is speculation. We humans are really good at speculating to the point our speculations become our doctrines sometimes.

So my answer to Who Created God? No one. I was taught growing up don’t worry or be concerned about things I can’t control, only be concerned over the things I can control. The same principle applies with God and eternity, don’t burn out my brain thinking about concepts that are beyond my understanding or comprehension, fix my brain on the concepts I can understand and apply to my life.

Did Jesus claim to be God the Father….

Quote from an article I read…..

“With this background, we can now fast-forward to Jesus at His trial, and get to the point. Jesus was tried, and found guilty of–you guessed it–claiming to be God. Other charges were brought against Him as well, but He ignored these as not worthy of a response. When it came to being God, though, He did respond, and without any ambiguity.

Mark 14:61-64 (NIV) But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?” “I AM,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” The high priest tore his clothes. “Why do we need any more witnesses?” he asked. “You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?” They all condemned him as worthy of death.

This double meaning is rich. One wonders if God did not have this particular answer, on which the universe would hinge, in mind at the burning bush. YHWH is both God’s personal name and an answer which led to His Son’s crucifixion.”

Mark 14:61-64 (KJV) But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses? Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.

Jesus was NOT claiming to be God in these passages! What is this block of verses saying? I don’t agree with the author of the above quote in his article. Jesus is not proclaiming to be God in these verses, I don’t see how the author gets that from those verses.

The high priest asked Jesus if he was the Christ or the Messiah, the Anointed One, the son of the living God which was to come and deliver Israel. Jesus replied, I am.

Whether translators capitalizes that “I am” as I AM does not make a difference, orginal manuscripts of antiquity do not have lower case and upper letters in them, the individual letters in manuscripts of antiquity are ALL the same size and there is NO punctuation in them, no periods, no commas, no colons nothing in regards to punctuation marks.

This type of interpretation is called eisegesis (reading into scripture what is not there) NOT exegesis.

It could just as easily be said then of my car mechanic Terry that he is God if I was to ask him, “Are you the One who actual worked on my car, the Mechanic who fixed my car? and Terry said, “I AM”.

The same case could be made for the discussion with the woman at the well…. “Then said the woman of Samaria to him, How is it that you, being a Jew, ask drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that says to you, Give me to drink; you would have asked of him, and he would have given you living water. The woman said to him, Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from where then have you that living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said to her, Whosoever drinks of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. The woman said to him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come here to draw. Jesus said to her, Go, call your husband, and come here. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said to her, You have well said, I have no husband: For you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband: in that said you truly. The woman said to him, Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and you say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus said to her, Woman, believe me, the hour comes, when you shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship you know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him. God is Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman said to him, I know that Messiah comes, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus said to her, I that speak to you am he.” John 4:9-26

So his response to her telling him that the Messiah, which is called Christ, when he comes will tell them all things, he replied “I that speak to you am he” yet when he answered the question by the high priest when the high priest asked him if he was Messiah, the Christ, the son of the living God he simply answered, “I am”, which could be interpreted as, “I am he”. The high priest DID NOT ASK HIM IF HE WAS GOD!!! In the Jewish/Hebrew mindset God was the ONE & ONLY Almighty Elohim and God was NOT a man nor the son of man(Num 23:19). It would NEVER enter the mind of a Jew/Hebrew that any man could be the one true and only God/Elohim YHWH, that is why the high priest asked Jesus IF he was THE MESSIAH, THE CHRIST, THE ANOINTED ONE that was to be SENT by YHWH Elohim, the One & Only, the Almighty.

No where in any of these verses in Mark or John is Jesus claiming to be God, he is claiming to be the Messiah, the Christ, the Anointed One, the Son of God, NOT YHWH, God the Father himself.

Capitalization of words or letters by a translator does not mean anything other than that translator decided to put their thoughts into the equation, their spin on what they were translating.

Excuses at judgment

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” Hebrews 9:27

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he has done, whether it be good or bad.” 2 Corinthians 5:10

Looks like every one of us is going to stand before Christ and give account of why we did what we did, why we lived as we lived, good and bad choices we made and why we made those choices.

What excuses are we going to try to tell him to justify our behavior, our choices?

Who are we going to try to blame as causing us to do bad things?

Who are we going to try to blame for making us make those bad decisions?

How about Satan and his fallen angels?

How about false teachers and false prophets?

How about our parents or siblings?

Government? schools? colleges? military? internet?……

Jesus battled the same category of temptations to sin as we all face, yet without yielding to those temptations to sin, even being tempted by Satan himself!

He was arrested, beaten, spit upon, pieces of his beard pulled out, mocked by his jailers, flayed, thorns pushed into his scalp, forced to carry his beam to his execution site, nailed and roped to a cross and endured the pain and suffering of that execution for 6 hours, yet in all that time of being beaten, mocked, flayed etc not once did he blame God, or curse his fate, or say anything that would be termed a sinful thought or act, he did not yell, scream or bemoan how unfair it was for him to be treated like he was…..

So again I ask what are we going to say to him when we stand before him as to who or what caused us to disobey, sin, do and make bad choices? How are we going to justify to him how he doesn’t know how unfair life was to us, how unfair we were treated in life, what a rotten raw deal was dealt us in life.

Think about it, what you going to say to him?

No need of the sun or moon??

And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God: and her light was like to a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. And the city lies foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like to clear glass. And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defiles, neither whatsoever works abomination, or makes a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” Revelation 21:10-27

I recently read online an article about the end of the world. In the article the author was giving a description of the new heaven and earth, one statement he made is thus: “The new heavens and earth will be eternal and very different from our current order. There will be no decay (Romans 8:19-22) and no longer any curse (Genesis 3:17-19 and Revelation 22:3). There will be no need for the sun or the moon’s light (Revelation 21:23) and yet, there will be no nighttime (Revelation 21:1,25)”.

Is it just me or is reading comprehension gone down? It is not just this author but lots of others also teach such nonsense.

Looking at the description of the New Jerusalem in the above block of scriptures of Revelation 21:10-17 what do we read in verse 23? ” And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it (the CITY), and the Lamb is the light thereof”, THE CITY had no need of the sun or the moon NOT THE EARTH! “and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it (the CITY). And the gates of it (the CITY) shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.”, there shall be no night there, WHERE? THE CITY!

Come on people, if you are going to teach something make sure you get it right, read the whole discourse not just jump to conclusions like this author did by saying there will be no sun in the new creation of heaven or earth.

“And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.” Isaiah 66:23

From my estimation, one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another requires a sun and moon to observe and count off days to one sabbath to another and one new moon to another. Without the sun or moon there would be no way to determine days from one event to another.

IT IS ONLY IN THE CITY, THE NEW JERUSALEM, WHERE THERE WILL BE NO NEED OF THE SUN OR MOON!

Everywhere outside of the city, outside of the New Jerusalem will continue to have day and night, one new moon to another, one sabbath to another, planting and harvesting, seasons…….

Virgin Birth of Jesus Fact or Myth?

The following remarks in brackets “[ ]” are my remarks of the message in the verse……..

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused [engaged] to Joseph, before they came together [had sex], she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example [by publicly showing she was an adulterous], was minded to put her away privily [divorce her secretly]. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, you son of David, fear not to take to you Mary your wife [she did NOT have sex with someone else]: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS [Yahshua]: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a VIRGIN shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took to him his wife: And knew her not [did NOT have sex with her] until she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS [Yahshua].” Matthew 1:18-25

Here it plainly says Mary did not conceive by normal human reproduction i.e. through intercourse with a human male partner or human sperm, but her egg was activated or fertilized by Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit of God.

It also states Joseph when he found out Mary was pregnant wanted to divorce her cause he knew HE didn’t have sex with her ergo the child was not his. It took the angel of the Lord [Gabriel] to explain what happened and that Joseph was to continue the relationship with Mary and NOT divorce her! It also states Joseph did NOT have sex with Mary while she was carrying Jesus in her womb which implies after Jesus was born Joseph DID have sex with Mary because we know Jesus half brothers and half sisters are mentioned in the gospels!

“And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence has this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brothers, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then has this man all these things? And they were offended in him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house. And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” Matthew 13:54-58

“Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.” Mark 6:3

So we see that Mary did not remain a virgin after Jesus was born but had other kids with Joseph which became Jesus’s half brothers and half sisters since they were NOT from the same father, his brothers & sisters came from their father Joseph and Jesus came from his Father God.

“And in the 6th month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a VIRGIN espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the VIRGIN’s name was Mary. And the angel came in to her, and said, Hail, you that are highly favored, the Lord is with you: blessed are you among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said to her, Fear not, Mary: for you have found favor with God. And, behold, you shall conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name JESUS [Yahshua]. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give to him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Then said Mary to the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? [How can I have a child seeing I have not had sex with any man?] And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you [God will activate, fertilize your egg]: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God [holy because man had nothing to do with activating or fertilizing Mary’s egg only God]. And, behold, your cousin Elisabeth, she has also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the 6th month with her, who was called barren. For with God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it to me according to your word. And the angel departed from her.” Luke 1:26-38

Again, those who try to explain away the virgin birth by various theories are again going flat out against what scripture declares, God activated or fertilized Mary’s egg and even Mary stated she couldn’t be pregnant because she had NOT had sex with any man, Mary knew no intercourse with a man no pregnancy! Mary was not stupid when it comes to human reproduction, she knew to get pregnant a woman needs a man to have intercourse with her so her egg can be fertilized by the man’s sperm!

So virgin birth, believe what scripture plainly states or believe theologians who fabricate various theories to try to explain away the virgin birth.

If Joseph’s sperm had anything to do with fertilizing Mary’s egg THEN Jesus would be contaminated by man’s fallen DNA nature and thereby could not be the perfect, without spot or blemish, sacrifice for mankind, he could not be the Lamb of God who gave himself a sacrifice for mankind.

God allows everyone to believe what they want, believe his word or believe man’s theories, our choice and he, God, will hold us accountable for who we believe.

Deception

Deception defined as: the act of causing someone to accept as true or valid what is false or invalid

So by definition those deceived do not know they are deceived! That is the whole point of deceiving someone, make them believe they are believing right when in fact they are believing wrong.

So how does one know if they are deceived or not? You can’t know by your own reasoning it takes God and his spirit to show one the truth.

The truth is what is contained in scripture and IF you do not believe in scripture IF you read in scripture what is required of you AND DO NOT DO IT you are already deceived!

That is not the worse of it, if you have no love of the truth or scriptures and do not care enough about scripture to even diligently search it to see if you are doing what God requires of you GOD HIMSELF WILL SEND A STRONG DELUSION ON YOU THAT YOU BELIEVE A LIE AND ARE DAMNED because you do not love the truth or scriptures.

“For the mystery of iniquity [lawlessness] does already work: only he who now lets will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause [not having love of the truth] God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12

When God sends you a delusion you are pretty much screwed and Lake of Fire bound….

Read the scriptures, test everything and every one to see if they are teaching you what scriptures proclaim otherwise you will be deceived into believing the lie and are headed for the great barbecue pit in the sky instead of the everylasting paradise of the Kingdom of God.

“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” Revelation 14:12

“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” Revelation 22:14

You see it right there in his word, keep the commandments and the faith of Jesus is the requirements OTHERWISE if you don’t: bring on the Sweet Baby Ray’s, Stubb’s Smoky Mesquite, Smokin Cole’s BBQ sauce or whatever brand you like and be prepared to be thrown in the barbecue pit or the Lake of Fire……