Coming Soon: A One World Religion
Merging ALL Religions of the World including Christianity
How EASY it will be!by Lorraine Day
The “Christian” denominations are already Humanistic and even Atheistic they believe in the power of “man” ABOVE the power of God (as we shall see below), even though they have deluded themselves into believing otherwise. They do NOT believe in the Omnipotent power of God, no matter how much they protest that they do.Christians DON’T Really Believe in God!
No matter HOW MUCH they Protest that they do.
1. Even though God PROMISES to heal ALL our diseases (Psalm 103:3) IF we follow His PROCESS by following His laws, His Commandments and His decrees (Deut 7:11-15), and even though the ONLY One who can fulfill a promise is the one who made it, “Christians” follow the advice of “man” doctors rather than following the Laws, Commandments and Decrees of God in order to get well.
In Health, “Christians” believe in “man” ABOVE God.
2. “Christians” believe that their salvation is up to them. They will deny that, of course, but the facts are clear. “Christians” believe that THEY have to “make the choice” to come to the Lord that God cannot save them UNLESS the person lets Him! Therefore, “man” and NOT God is in the driver’s seat. And “man” is then responsible for his OWN salvation.
“Man” has become God!
3. The vast majority of “Christians” worship on Sunday. God made the Seventh-day (Saturday) Sabbath holy at Creation (Genesis 2:1-3) Yet “man” (Emperor Constantine and the Pope) supposedly changed the holiness of the day that GOD made holy.
“Christians” believe that “man” can change the day GOD made holy.
Therefore, “Christians” believe that “man” is above God!
4. “Christians” worry yet God says, “Be anxious for NOTHING.” Phil 4:6
“Christians” worry as much as non-Christians, maybe more. They carry their own burdens while claiming to trust in God. “Christians” do NOT believe that God can bear their burdens completely, therefore “Christians” do NOT believe that God is omnipotent.
5. “Christians” believe that God helps those who help themselves. But that is NOT in the Bible. That is a quote from the Illuminati member, Benjamin Franklin.
In truth, God can only help those who are helpless those who are at their wits’ end and have no idea how to get out of the mess they are in.
Only then, when we have come to the END of ourselves, can God step in and take over IF we Trust Him!
Therefore, “Christians” do not believe God’s Promises.
6. Christians” believe that God is incapable of saving everyone in the world.
In this world we are programmed to believe that there are always winners and losers. “Christians” believe that some will come to God and therefore make the “right” choice and others will NOT come to God. And since God gave us “free will” they reason, God is impotent and cannot change the heart of those who “don’t want to be saved.”
Therefore, “Christians” do NOT believe that God is Omnipotent.
7. “Christians” believe that we CAN’T be perfect.
Jesus said, “You SHALL be perfect, as your Father in heaven is perfect.” (Matt. 5:48) This text has been mistranslated by the translators probably purposely to read “Be ye perfect” because the “Christian” church does not believe that we CAN be perfect certainly not on this earth.
The “Christian” pastors keep preaching “Nobody’s perfect.”
The “Christian” church believes that we “just try our best and God will make up the rest.” They believe that God does that by apparently waving a magic wand over us AFTER we die miraculously making us perfect.
But character is built through trials and tribulations. That’s why Jesus said, “In this world you WILL have tribulation. . .” (John 16:33) And when Jesus is finally making EVERY decision in our life, we WILL be perfect on this earth and ready for heaven and eternity.
8. “Christians” believe in Self Defense
Yet God says that we are to put on the “whole armor of God” and STAND! NOT fight. (Ephesians 6:11) When God brought the Israelites out of Egypt, they came with gold, silver, and yard goods. They had NO battle armaments. Moses told them, “The Lord shall fight for you. And YOU shall hold your peace.” (“Shut up and Stop whining!”) (Exodus 14:14)
God says that He will NEVER leave us nor forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5) Jesus NEVER fought back, He NEVER hurt anyone, He never killed anyone, and it is HIS character that we are to exhibit in our life perfect trust in our Heavenly Father as Jesus had.
But since “Christians” virtually ALL believe in Self Defense, they are showing that they do NOT believe in God’s promise of Protection.
9. Christians believe in War.
The Bible tells us, “Love your enemies. Do GOOD to them that hate you. Pray for those who despitefully use you.” (Matt 5:44) But the “Christian” churches virtually ALL support the military - and War and killing - which is all that the military and War are about.
10. “Christians” believe they have the right over their own body.
The Bible tells us that our “body is the Temple of the Spirit of God (mistranslated “Holy Spirit”) and we “are not our own.” 1 Cor 6:19 and that “He that defiles God’s temple, him will God destroy.” (1 Cor 3:17 )
And that “I must keep my body under subjection. . . lest I myself should be cast away.” said the apostle Paul in 1 Cor 9:27.
“Whatsoever you eat or drink, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Cor 10:31
Yet “Christians” think they can eat and drink anything they want, and treat their body any way that pleases them.
Therefore “Christians” do NOT believe that God holds them accountable for their health.
11. All “Christian” denominations believe in Free Will.
They believe that “they have made the right choice.” And that God cannot save a person if that person does not want to be saved. Therefore, God has lost control of His creation, by giving them “Free Will.” (This will be discussed more, later in this study.)
“Christians” believe in MAN and NOT God
Catholics believe in the Pope (man) and the Catechism (written by man).
Lutherans believe in Luther’s Catechism written by man which is clearly different from and antagonistic to - the Bible.
ALL “Christian” denominations, with a few notable exceptions, believe in Sunday Sacredness and therefore believe in “man” because God made the Seventh-day Sabbath holy and NEVER changed that. It was “man” the Pope - who endorsed Sunday Sacredness. The Pope went further to claim that he not only IS “God on earth,” but he is superior to God, because the Pope has the right to change what God, Himself, made HOLY - the Seventh-day (Saturday) Sabbath!
The only “Christian” denominations that don’t worship on Sunday are the Seventh-day Adventists and the Seventh-day Baptists.
Yet the Seventh-day Adventists believe in the inerrancy of Ellen White, a human being, who they consider a prophet, even when she disagrees with the Bible. Although they will say that she NEVER disagrees with the Bible. But, indeed, she does. Here is just one instance the day Jesus was resurrected. See “Was Jesus Really Resurrected on Sunday?” at www.goodnewsaboutgod.com
“Christians” have already become Secular Humanists without even recognizing it. They have a form of religion a ritual - without ANY power.
It matters not how much “Christians” think they believe in God, their actions show clearly that they believe in man in human beings and NOT in God.
In order to be called a Christian, one must be a follower of - - - Christ! But ALL the “Christian” denominations have chosen to follow “Man” and NOT Christ! Therefore, they are Humanists and NOT Christians.
If You’re NOT Like Us - - -
“If you’re NOT a part of the Organized Majority and believe exactly as we do you are Damned you are a Cult!” says Organized Religion.
Organized Religion defines a group of people who do not believe as the majority of “main-stream” denominations believe as a Cult.
Organized Medicine defines a physician who does not use the dangerous slash/burn/poison methods that Organized Medicine endorses - - as a Quack.
Organized Government defines a person who does not believe and endorse the government’s propaganda about “making the world safe for democracy” and instead understands that the U.S. under the spell and control of Israel wants to conquer every country in the world, confiscate ALL their natural resources, including oil, and annihilate their population - - - as a Terrorist!
The Majority states that “If you don’t believe as we believe - - you are isolated, alienated, treated with contempt, and branded with a disparaging moniker.
Carrying that “reasoning” to its logical conclusion would mean that everyone should become a Muslim, as they are the Majority Religion in the world.
Or at least every Christian, should become a Catholic (which they soon will), because Catholics are the Majority “Christian” Religion in the world.
The bottom line is that Conformity is King. “Be like us, or we’ll isolate and destroy you. Don’t EVER think for yourself.” That is the message!
It is that philosophy that is rapidly leading us back into the Dark Ages!
The following are Four Definitions of a Religious Cult, defined by “mainstream” denominations.
These are given here to show that the mainstream denominational groups who are referring to other denominations as being “cults” because they are teaching “false” doctrines are themselves teaching FALSE doctrines!
Beginning of four different denominational definitions of a “cult.”
1. When the term cult is used by the secular world they mean any religious group viewed as strange or what may be considered dangerous. Christians point to major errors in core doctrines for justification in using the word cult. Cults contain deviations from the doctrines of historic orthodox Christianity.
The two most common teachings of cults are that Jesus was not God and that salvation is not by faith alone. A denial of the deity of Christ results in Jesus’ death not being a sufficient payment for our sins. A denial of salvation by faith alone results in salvation being achieved by our own works something the Bible vehemently and consistently denies. The two most well-known examples of cults are the Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons. Both groups claim to be Christian, yet both deny the two key doctrines mentioned above. Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons believe many things that are in agreement with and/or similar to what the Bible teaches. However, the fact that they deny the deity of Christ and salvation by faith alone qualifies them as a cult. Many Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, and members of other cults are “good people” who are genuinely seeking God and genuinely believe they hold the truth. Our hope and prayer is that many people involved in the “Christian” cults will see through the lies and will be drawn to the truth of salvation through Jesus Christ.
2. Alan Gomes writes: A cult of Christianity is a group of people, which claiming to be Christian, embraces a particular doctrine system taught by an individual leader, group of leaders, or organization, which (system) denies (either explicitly or implicitly) one or more of the central doctrines of the Christian Faith as taught in the sixty-six books of the Bible.
3. Humorous definitions of a cult: “. . .If you believe in it, it is a religion; and if you fear and hate it, it is a cult.” Leo Pfeffer
“My working definition of a cult is a group that you don’t like, and I say that somewhat facetiously, but at the same time, in fact, that is my working definition. It is a group that somebody doesn’t like. It is a derogatory term.” Melton
“A cult is a church down the street from your church.” Anon.
4. Meanings of the word "cult": Many common religious terms lack a generally accepted, single, current definition. This leads to confusion over the meanings of certain religious terms, such as Christian, cult hell, heaven, occult, Paganism, salvation, Witch, Witchcraft, Unitarian, Universalist, Voodoo, etc. A reader must often look at the context in which the word is used in order to guess at the intent of the writer.
In the newsgroup alt.usage.english, terms like this one are often called "skunk words." They have diverse meanings to different people. They have so many meanings that they often cause misunderstandings wherever they are used. Unfortunately, most people do not know this, and naturally assume that the meaning that they have been taught is the universally accepted definition of the term.
The term "Unitarian" is a good example:
Belief in a single God and the rejection of the Christian concept of the Trinity.
A creedless and dogma-free religious organization. The Unitarian Universalist Association, (UUA) is an association of Unitarian congregations.
Utter confusion reigns when an author is using one definition of "Unitarian," while a reader assumes the other meaning. Misunderstandings also happen when an author assumes that both definitions refer to the same organization or belief.
END of denominational definitions of a cult.
The simple conclusion is that a religious group is referred to as a cult for one reason: if that group doesn't agree with the doctrines of the mainstream majority of denominations.
In other words, “WE (the mainstream) make the rules, and you are NOT part of us! Therefore, YOU are a cult.”
Or, in still other words, “Might makes right.” And, “If a lot of people believe it, it must be true,” even though BOTH of these statements are actually FALSE!
In Religion, a group who believes differently from the mainstream is designated as a Cult.
In Medicine, a physician who believes that the body is designed by God to heal itself - if one follows God’s natural ways of healing, and who does not believe in using harmful drugs and mutilating surgery, is branded a Quack.
In Government, a person who does not accept the government’s party line of conquering country after country and cruelly annihilating their populations, and believes that the U.S. and Israel are raping every country of their natural resources, such as oil, is identified as a “Terrorist.”
This is Mob-ocracy and has no place in a civilized society, certainly not in a society that claims to be free.
Now let’s look at the main doctrines of the various Protestant Denominations and how MUCH they agree on doctrine, and how EASY it will be to combine them all
The Pot Calls the Kettle Black!
Seven of the ten main doctrines believed and embraced by virtually ALL main-stream Protestant denominations are FALSE. Yet if a person or a group of persons do not believe in those doctrines, they are branded as a Cult by the self-described mainstream “Christian” religions.
Let’s examine those FALSE Doctrines that World-wide Christendom believes in and holds to be true.
1. The False Doctrine of Sunday Sacredness
The Seventh-day (Saturday) Sabbath was made holy by God. No ‘man’ can change what God has made holy.
The Bible is plain on the Sabbath
- It was given by God at creation (Genesis 2:1-3)
- It was given to Adam and Eve and their progeny the WHOLE human race.
- Jesus observed it (Luke 4:16).
- Jesus was NOT a “Jew.” Jesus was God and God is NOT Jewish! See “Who is the Church - Who is Israel?” at www.goodnewsboutgod.com)
- Jesus NEVER gave any indication that He had changed the day of worship from the Saturday Sabbath to Sunday, the pagan day of Sun worship.
- As a Christian, the apostle Paul observed the Saturday Sabbath AFTER Jesus’ death and resurrection. (Acts 13:42-44
- The Sabbath will be observed in heaven. (Isaiah 66:22,23)
Since Paul declares “Let no man judge you in . . . respect to a feast day (a holyday) or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days” (Colossians 2:16,17), isn’t Sabbath-keeping unnecessary?
The Bible mentions two kinds of Sabbaths: 1) the seventh-day Sabbath (the weekly Sabbath) and 2) the Sabbaths associated with the annual Israelite feasts (the yearly Sabbaths).
The Seventh-day Sabbath was instituted by God at creation and given to Adam and Eve, and through them, to the whole human race. At Sinai, the Commandment to keep the Sabbath holy was incorporated by God into the Ten Commandment law. It became a weekly reminder that God created us and the world, and everything in it. It reminds us that we belong to Him, He loves us, and that He is our Father, our Provider and our Protector.
The passage of Colossians 2:16,17 continues on and associates the annual Feast Sabbath days as a shadow of things to come.
“Let no man therefore judge you. . . regarding the Sabbath days, which are a shadow of things to come.”
“The Seventh-day (Saturday) Sabbath is a Memorial of Creation according to the Fourth Commandment in Exodus 20:8-11, not a shadow of something to come. Hebrews 10:1 connects the law of shadows with animal sacrifice.
“Ezekiel 45:17 uses the exact same expression in the exact same order as Col. 2:16,17 and connects it all with the ceremonial systems of feasts and sacrifices (meat offerings, drink offerings, feasts, new moons, and Sabbaths) to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.
“Leviticus 23:3 discusses the Seventh-day (weekly) Sabbath. Leviticus 23:5-32 discusses the ceremonial (annual) Sabbaths (Passover, verse 5; unleavened bread, verse 6; wave sheaf, verse 10; Day of atonement, verses 27-32; tabernacles, verses 34-36). Both the feast of trumpets (verse 24), and the Day of Atonement (verse 32) are specifically called Sabbaths.
“These annual Sabbaths were intimately connected to events foreshadowing Christ’s death and His Second Coming. They were designed by God to be shadows or pointers to the coming Messiah. Leviticus 23:37 uses the language of Col. 2:16,17 to describe these ceremonial Sabbaths. Leviticus 23:38 distinguishes the ceremonial Sabbaths from the Seventh-day Sabbaths by using the expression “Beside the Sabbaths of the Lord.” Since Christ has come, the shadowy Sabbaths of the ceremonial law have found their fulfillment in Him. The Seventh-day Sabbath continues to lead us back to the Creator God who made us. God’s people will keep it as a distinguishing sign of their relationship to Him (Rev. 14:12, Ezek. 20:12,20).” Studying Together, Mark Finley, pp 30-32
Isn’t it appropriate to keep Sunday holy in honor of Jesus’ resurrection?
Jesus never commanded us to worship in honor of the resurrection. Just as the communion service symbolizes His death (1 Cor 11:24-26), baptism symbolizes His resurrection (Romans 6:1-6). Worshiping on the day of the sun Sunday - was adopted into Christianity from pagan Rome’s sun worship.
In addition, Jesus was not resurrected on Sunday, the first day of the week. He was resurrected on the Seventh-day Sabbath, according to the original Greek Scriptures. Please see, “Was Jesus Really Resurrected on Sunday?” at www.goodnewsaboutgod.com (Click on “Spiritual Truth” on the home page.)
2. The False Doctrine of the Immortality of the Soul
There are well over a dozen Bible texts that confirm that when a person dies, he is dead, in the grave, asleep and knows nothing.
In John 11:11,14 Jesus, Himself, said that Death is a sleep. The Bible compares death to sleep over 50 times.
1 Thess 4:15,16 Those asleep in Jesus rise at His Second Coming.
Gen 2:7 God created man out of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul. God did not put a soul into man man became a living soul. He became “soulish” meaning that he had the five senses: the capacity to taste, touch, hear, smell, and see. The Bible refers to any creature that has the five senses, such as a bird, a fish, an animal, or a human being as a “soul.”
Eccl. 12:7 Death requires that the body returns to the dust, from where it came, and the Breath (mistranslated “Spirit”) returns to God, who gave it. The Bible does not say that the soul returns to God, but the “Breath” returns to God.
This definition of death is exactly the opposite of creation giving life.
Psalm 146:3,4 When the breath (Spirit) returns to God, the thoughts perish.
1 Tim 6:16 Human beings do not have immortality, only God does
Romans 2:7 We “seek” for immortality, meaning we do not yet have it. The Bible uses the word “soul” 1600 times, but never once uses the words “immortal soul” because the “soul” is NOT immortal.
1 Cor. 15:51-54 We receive immortality when Jesus comes again.
Psalm 115:17 The dead do not praise God.
Acts 2:24 David did not ascend to heaven at death, but awaits the coming of Jesus and the first resurrection.
Psalm 6:5 In the grave there is no remembrance of God.
Eccl 9:5 The dead do not know anything
2 Timothy 4:7,8 The apostle Paul awaited the coming of the Lord for his final reward.
There are four or five texts that are constantly used to support the false doctrine of the immortality of the soul that when you die, you go to heaven.
Two of those texts, “absent from the body and present with the Lord” (2 Cor. 5:6,8) and “desires to depart and be with Christ” and “death is gain” (Phil 1:21,23) were written by the apostle Paul. Yet Paul is the author of the following passages: 1 Thess 4:15,16; 1 Tim 6:16; Romans 2:7; 1 Cor 15:51-54; 2 Timothy 4:7,8 all of which say that a person does NOT go to heaven when he or she dies.
Paul’s writings are consistent. He cannot state in four texts that a person wafts off to heaven when he dies, while saying in another five texts that when you’re dead - - - you’re dead in the grave and you don’t know anything. One must be able to harmonize ALL the texts in the Bible on this subject and come to the correct conclusion.
For the explanation of these first four texts and more - please see “What Happens When We Die?” at www.goodnewsaboutgod.com
3. The False Doctrine of a literal Hellfire
The word “hell” is NOT even in the original Greek and Hebrew Scriptures. It has been “written in” by the translators. The words mistranslated as “hell” in the original Scriptures are sheol, in the Hebrew, and hades, Tartarus, and Gehenna in the Greek. The words sheol, hades, and Tartarus, have nothing to do with “fire.” Their accurate definition is the “grave” or the “unseen” - where a person goes when he dies he goes nowhere. He ceases to exist as a living being. When lamp is turned off, where does the light go? Nowhere. The light just ceases to be. It is the same for “life” in a human being. When the person stops breathing, their life ceases to exist. That person does not continue to live without a body. They are DEAD! They know nothing.
The fourth word, Gehenna, refers to the garbage dump outside of Jerusalem during the time of Jesus, where the garbage was burned. It represents God burning the sin out of our life with his “fiery” law. (Deut 33:2) It is a “spiritual burning” NOT a physical burning.
God sits as a refiner, purifying us as gold and silver, purging us of sin but NOT destroying us. (Malachi 3:2,3)
In the Old Testament, the lamb (representing Jesus Christ) was brought to the sanctuary as a sin offering. The Israelite placed his hands on the head of the lamb, figuratively transferring his sins to the lamb.
Then, what was burned up? The lamb or the Israelite? The lamb, of course, which represented the Lamb of God, being sacrificed for the sin of the world. The person the sinner - bringing the lamb as a sacrifice - did NOT get burned up. The SIN was burned up NOT the Israelite!
When Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were thrown into the fiery furnace by Nebuchadnezzar, THEY did not get burned up. But the ropes that bound them which represented the bondage of sin WERE burned up. The “sin” was consumed NOT the men.
God promises that no one will get away with anything because, “God will NOT be mocked. Whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.” (Gal 6:7) And that is how each unsaved person will make his own private “hell” - by reaping what he has sown. But the “reaping” is NOT to “eternal destruction” because God’s “judgment” is designed to turn the sinner back to right-doing (righteousness), as the Bible says clearly in Psalm 94:15 and Isaiah 26:9.
For more on this subject, see “Was the Doctrine of HELL Manufactured by Theologians?” at www.goodnewsaboutgod.com (click on “Spiritual Truth” on the home page)
4. The False Doctrine of the Trinity
The Bible tells us that there is ONLY ONE God!
“Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is ONE Lord.” Deuteronomy 6:4
Unto thee it was shown, that thou might know that the LORD he [is] God; [there is] none else beside him. Deuteronomy 4:35
Know therefore this day, and consider [it] in thine heart, that the LORD he [is] God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: [there is] none else. Deuteronomy 4:39
[There is] none holy as the LORD: for [there is] none beside thee: neither [is there] any rock like our God. 1 Samuel 2:2
Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for [there is] none like thee, neither [is there any] God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 2 Samuel 7:22
O LORD, [there is] none like thee, neither [is there any] God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 1 Chronicles 17:20
There is only ONE God.
God is Invisible but Jesus is the Visible form of God.
When Jesus was on earth, He repeatedly stated that He IS/WAS God fully God, and that there is ONLY ONE God and THAT God is Jesus Christ!
The Bible tells us clearly that God is Invisible and cannot be seen by human beings. But Jesus CAN be seen and is the Visible image of the Invisible God.
Who being the brightness of [God’s] glory, and the express image of His (God’s) person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. Hebrews 1:3
Jesus “is the image of the invisible God . . .” Colossians 1:15
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, Invisible, the only wise God. . .”1 Timothy 1:17
“By faith he (Moses) forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing Him (God) who is Invisible.” Hebrews 11:27
“No man has seen the Father, save He (Jesus) which is from God, He has seen the Father.” John 6:46
“No man has seen God at any time: the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.” John 1:18
“Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet (Isaiah) saying, ‘Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which is translated, God with us.” Matthew 1:22,23
Jesus, when He was on earth, “declared” Himself to be God because He WAS/IS God in visible human form.
“No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and His love is perfected in us. . . If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has NOT seen? 1 John 4:12,20
Why does the “Christian” Church need to separate into two different personalities God and Jesus?
The “Christian” Church teaches that God is the “Justice” part the punishing part - of the Trinity, while Jesus is the “mercy” part the forgiveness part of the Trinity, which would obviously require God and Jesus to have very different personalities. The claim is made that the eventual goals of the two “persons” (three if one includes the “Holy Spirit” as another “person”) are the same, but each “person” performs a different function.
The “God” of the “Christian” Church ts a vengeful God who has no problem burning to death, or burning forever His children, something that a normal human parent would never think of doing. The “Church” cannot imagine that the kind and loving Jesus Christ, who NEVER hurt anyone when He was on earth, is actually God, the Father.
In order to support the Satanic false doctrine of Hellfire, it is necessary for the “Christian” church to separate Jesus and God into two beings, so they can have two completely different personalities.
In addition, the Greek words mistranslated as “Holy Spirit” or translated even worse and totally non-biblically as “Holy Ghost” should be translated accurately as “breath of holiness” meaning the life (or breath) of God living in us.
God breathes physical breath into our body so we can have physical life. And God breathes Spiritual breath (His breath of holiness) into us to give us eonian life or Spiritual life the life of Christ in us - so we can become holy, as God is holy.
For more information on this subject, please see the topic “What or Who is the Holy Spirit?” at www.goodnewsaboutgod.com
5. The False Doctrine that the Law (the Ten Commandments) was done away with at the Cross.
Didn’t Jesus come to do away with the ten commandments and establish a new commandment of “love”? Isn’t love to God and love to our neighbors (Matt. 22:37-40) all Jesus requires? Aren’t these the New Commandments?
When Jesus told us to “Love God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself,” He was summarizing the law as given in the Old Testament.
Deut 6:5 declares “Love the Lord your God with all your heart.”
Lev. 19:19 adds, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
In Matt. 22:40, Jesus declared, “On these two commandments (love to God and fellow man) hang ALL the laws and the prophets.”
The first four commandments reveal how human beings demonstrate their love to their God. The last six commandments show how to demonstrate love to our fellow man.
Jesus said, “I did NOT come to destroy the law, but to fulfill it.” (Matt 5:17) His life revealed how we are to lovingly keep he law. He came to magnify the meaning of the law (Isa 42:21). Jesus reveals how love is the fulfilling of the law (Romans 13:1). He adds, “If you LOVE Me, keep My commandments.” (John 14:15)
Does Paul teach that Christians saved by faith do not have to keep the law? Never!
Paul teaches that Christians are saved by grace through faith. Faith does not lead to disobedience, but to obedience the obedience to the Ten Commandments given by God. Paul states in no uncertain terms,
“Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid.” (Romans 3:31)
“Shall we sin (break the law) so grace may abound. God forbid.” (Romans 6:1,14,15)
Were people in the Old Testament saved by keeping the law while in the New Testament, salvation is by grace?
In both the Old and New Testaments, salvation is by grace through faith. God does not have two methods of salvation.
In the New Testament:
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation has appeared unto ALL men.” Titus 2:11
“In the Old Testament, men and women were saved by the Christ that was to come. Each lamb sacrificed pointed forward to the coming of the Messiah (Genesis 3:21, Genesis 22:9-13). In the New Testament, men and women are save by the Christ who has already come. In one instance, faith looked forward to the cross; in the other instance, faith looked backward to the cross. Jesus is the only means of salvation (Acts 4:12).” Ibid. p 26
Since we are under the New Covenant, is it really necessary to keep God’s law?
Simply put, the Old Covenant was the Ten Commandments on Stone a law that the Israelites tried to keep with their own power. They declared, “All that God says we will do.” (Ex 19:8; 24:3,7) But all attempts at external conformity to God’s law lead to frustrated defeat.
The New Covenant is the SAME Ten Commandments NOT on stone but now placed in our hearts, where Jesus has put them when He has changed our disposition to become like Him.
The book of Hebrews tells us:
“But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as he is he mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
For if that first covenant (the Old Covenant) had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for the Second (the New Covenant).
For finding fault with them, He saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a NEW covenant with the House of Israel and with the House of Judah: (those who are the true followers of Jesus Christ)
“Not according to the Covenant (the Old Covenant) that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the Land of Egypt, because they continued NOT in My Covenant (the Ten Commandments on Stone), and I disregarded them, saith the Lord.
“For this is the Covenant (the NEW Covenant) that I will make with the House of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put MY LAWS into their mind, and write them in their hearts and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to Me a people.” Hebrews 8:6-10
The NEW Covenant is the SAME Ten Commandments as the Old Covenant, but now they are written in our minds and in our hearts (rather than on stone) and we have the life of Jesus living in us to give us the power and strength to actually KEEP them.
Both the NEW Covenant and the OLD Covenant are the SAME Ten Commandments. In the Old Covenant, they were written on Stone and the people had NO ability to keep them because they had refused, at Sinai, to allow God to speak to them directly. At that time, God wanted to put His law and His character - in their hearts and to lead their lives individually. But they refused. They wanted Moses to talk to God and then Moses could talk to them - because they were afraid of God.
In the New Covenant, the SAME Ten Commandments are written “in our hearts” because Jesus, Himself, who is the living, breathing “Ten Commandments” in real life is living in our heart and gives us the power to keep them. This is what it truly means to be “born again” or more accurately “born from above” we exhibit the character of Jesus Christ.
The Ten Commandments were NOT “done away with at the Cross.” Jesus said,
“If you LOVE Me, KEEP My Commandments.” (John 14:15)
6. The False Doctrine of Free Will
There is probably no subject that causes a “Christian” to rise up in anger more ferociously than suggesting that human beings do not have “Free Will.” The response always is, “Then, are we just a robot?”
Most Christians - and non-Christians - believe that human beings have "free will." They reason that if we don't have free will then we must embrace the doctrine of fatalism, meaning, there's nothing we can do about anything anyway because it's all worked out ahead of time - as in the doctrine of predestination. Because this issue has an important bearing on the character of God, we must find out what the Bible teaches.
God's word does not support the doctrine of "free will", nor does it support the concept of fatalism. The Bible does speak of "free will" offerings, but on the other side, God says He is operating ALL in accord with the counsel of His own will" - NOT our will! (Eph 1:11, Rom 8:28) But these two doctrines, though seemingly opposites, can be harmonized. One doctrine happens to be the divine viewpoint and the other, the human viewpoint.
If God "is operating ALL in accord with the counsel of His OWN WILL," then everything must be pre-arranged. "If everything is pre-arranged, then what is the use of doing anything?" you may ask. How can God be running EVERYTHING, and yet human beings also have "free will"?
We must understand that man does not have "free will" even when he thinks he does. Why do corporations pay a million dollars per minute to advertise during the Super Bowl? Because it works! Why does it work? Because if you repeat something often enough, people will believe it and do what you want them to do -- buy your product. They will be influenced consciously or subconsciously, to change their mind and do something they hadn't intended to do. Their "free will" has been manipulated by someone else!
Sophisticated research has been carried out for many decades to develop methods to change peoples’ minds about a product or an issue, political or religious. We make our decisions based on a combination of what we see and experience as well as what is in our subconscious. Yet we have very little control over what is in our subconscious. Many circumstances in our lives are not under our control, yet these same circumstances, in conjunction with our subconscious mind, are a large part of our ultimate decision-making.
Many persons imagine that they are carrying out their own free will when, in fact, they are really carrying out the will of another who has a subtler intellect than their own.
Here's an illustration. Americans think we live in a free country. However, you are "free" only as long as you remain politically correct, you pay your income taxes, you don't speak about a bomb as you go through airport security, and many other restrictions of "freedom" we have learned to accept. We have accepted these restrictions, and the loss of many rights, yet we still consider ourselves "free."
Man's will is a product of heredity and environment. We were all born sinners. None of us has the freedom "not to sin." Therefore, we are NOT truly free! The Bible says, "ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23)
When a man makes up his mind, his will, he subconsciously considers his own ego, the contacts he has made in the world about him, the psychology of the moment, including at times, the state of his stomach, and the condition of his finances. If you are wise enough, you could probably make up his mind for him.
In fact, wise men have always acted on this principle. They do not attempt to capture the will of others by a frontal attack. They know that "A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still." So they execute a flank movement around the side. They seek to change or modify one or more of the factors which compose man's will. If a child will not eat healthful food, then let it go hungry for a while. If a child refuses to give up a sharp knife with which it might cut itself, then you offer it a more desirable plaything.
Few men and women ever attain maturity in such matters as these, and all people may be made to change their mind by the very factors that have formed it in the first place.
God is in control of everything that takes place in the universe. If He were not in control, the universe would be a madhouse. Throughout the Word of God, man's will is always subordinated to the will of God. Temporarily, man's will appears to oppose God and is contrary to God's revelation in the Bible. But ultimately man's will works God's way. The Bible says that God "hardened" Pharaoh's heart (Exodus 9:12) to do exactly the opposite of what God appeared to want done. This is the way God works. God provides opposition to His Word in order to manifest Himself.
God tells us that HE is the Potter, and WE are the Clay. (Jeremiah 18:6) Just how much “free will” does clay have?
For more information on the subject of “Free Will” please see the Study “Do We Really Have Free Will? At www.goodnewsaboutgod.com
7. The False Doctrine of “Once Saved Always Saved”
Most churches believe that once you have repented of your sins, and said the words in the paragraph below, you are somehow miraculously and permanently, “Saved”! And you cannot, under any circumstances, be lost.
"Lord Jesus, I give myself to You, for You to be my only Lord and
Saviour. I renounce and repudiate all other loyalties, and
I desire no other Lord but You. Please come into me and
take control of my life. Mold me to Your will and to Your
use. I ask that You drive out all other spirits which conflict
with You in any way. I want to belong only to You, to be subject
only to You. I make this prayer to You, in Your name, the name of
They believe that after you have uttered these words, that henceforth no matter what you do, no matter how you live, no matter how much sin you commit you are still SAVED!
“Once a person accepts Jesus Christ as Savior,” they say, “he or she is forever saved.” That person has “eternal security.”
Various texts are used in an attempt to support this false doctrine, but, in fact, the texts they choose do NOT support it.
For example, they use the following texts:
In John 10:28, Jesus says: “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.”
First of all, the word “eternal” is not in the Bible. That is a mistranslation of the word eonian. Eonian life is a spiritual life the life of Christ living in us. It does not refer to “living forever.”
The way the text reads in the original Greek is the following:
“I give them eonian life (the life of Christ in us) and they shall never be lost to the eon and no one shall pluck them out of my hand.”
It takes a whole lot more to know Jesus Christ than just repeating that one paragraph. Conversion is NOT regeneration. In order to be regenerated, in order to become a new creature in Christ, it takes a lifetime.
Everyone wants a “Quick Fix.” “Praise God. I’m instantly saved!” people would like to believe. But there are no “Quick Fixes” and certainly not when it comes to knowing Jesus Christ.
You would never trust your life to a person you had never met before, after just saying that one paragraph to him or her. In order to trust someone, you must know him or her very well, for a long period of time.
In order to trust the Lord with your life, you must get to know Him. And that takes much Bible study and prayer talking to God like a friend, spending time with Him, getting to know His character, having Him replace your carnal inner life with His disposition and character. That is eonian life the life of Christ in us.
“By beholding (Jesus), we become changed (into His image).” 2 Cor 3:18
That does not occur instantly. It takes time.
God says, “Be ye holy for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16 We are to be as holy as the Lord. And when Jesus is finally making every decision in our life, we WILL be perfect.
That’s why Jesus says, “You shall be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.” Matt 5:48 (Literal translation) (This text is mistranslated in the King James Version, and other versions as, “Be ye perfect.”)
What does Jesus say about the possibility of “falling away”?
Jesus understood that when people heard the Word of God they would react in different ways from total rejection to total acceptance. He explained it in ‘The Parable Of The Sower’ in Matt. 13:3-23. The same parable can also be found in Mark 4:1-20 and Luke 8:4-15.
3 Then [Jesus] told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed.
4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.
5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.
6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.
7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants.
8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop a hundred, sixty of thirty times what was sown.
9 He who has ears, let him hear.”
The Disciples wanted to know what this parable meant and Jesus explained.
18 “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means:
19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown along the path.
20 The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy.
21 But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away.
22 The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful.
23 But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”
For people who believe “once saved, always saved”, I rhetorically ask: how do you relate your beliefs to Matthew 13: 20-21? If a man cannot lose his salvation then why would Jesus say: “When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away”?
What does the Apostle Paul say?
“But I discipline my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.” 1 Cor. 9:27
Paul was confirming that even he could lose his salvation (be disqualified) if he did not remain truly disciplined in following the Word of God.
The churches have embraced this false doctrine of “once saved always saved” because they believe that NO ONE can become perfect, yet the Bible says, “You SHALL BE Perfect.” But, the translators NOT believing that promise of God have even changed that text to read, “Be ye perfect. . .”
And since the churches believe NO ONE can become perfect, then all one has to do, they say, is to repeat that little paragraph, and try their best, and “God will make up the rest.”
But we are NOT safe to save, until we have the pure character of Jesus living in us.
One cause of this total deception is the mistranslation of the word eonian by the Bible translators. “Eonian life” is not “eternal life.” Eonian life” is NOT physical life that goes on forever. “Eonian life” is the life of Christ in us. This is the spiritual “life” that Paul writes about in Gal 2:20, and many other places:
“I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me. Gal. 2:20
But because the translators did not understand these spiritual issues, nor do the present-day scholars or seminary professors, this nonsensical, false doctrine is perpetuated.
The only place that “eternal Life” as we understand it (living forever) is mentioned in the Bible is in 1 Cor 15:22-28, where it says that “death” will be abolished (therefore, everyone will be alive) and God will be “All in All.”
So, if death is abolished, then everyone will have to be alive and, since “death” will be abolished - no one can subsequently die and God will be All in All. That clearly means that eventually EVERYONE will be saved and will live forever.
Both Jesus and Paul have clearly stated that a person CAN “fall away” even after initially knowing the truth. To believe otherwise is rejection of Bible truth, and a demonstration of light-weight, inaccurate Bible “scholarship.”
The three TRUE doctrines that most of the mainstream Protestant denominations believe in, are:
1. Jesus’ literal Second Coming yet the Evangelicals believe that their will be a Prior “coming” the so-called Secret Rapture. So even this doctrine has been tainted.
2. Belief in the Bible and the Bible only but Lutherans believe in Luther’s large catechism that differs significantly from the Bible. The Seventh-day Adventists believe in Ellen G. White as a prophet. And almost ALL the denominations believe in the sanctity of Sunday as the day of worship, demonstrating that they believe in tradition and “man” - as much as they believe in the Bible.
3. Salvation by Grace Alone not by Works. Again, this doctrine, too, has been perverted because James says,
“Faith, without works, is DEAD.” James 2:20,26
Faith, without the actions that correspond to that faith, is useless indeed. All action is dependent on belief. If a person says that He believes (has faith) that God can heal him, then he puts his faith in doctors, rather than in God, he demonstrates that he does NOT have faith in God. God does NOT heal through doctors. Please see “Are Doctors a Gift from God?” at www.drday.com
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ALL Denominations will Merge into ONE
This is the way it will most likely happen
Protestant Mainstream and Evangelical/Pentecostals will merge first
The mainstream Protestant churches that are already rapidly dying out, will be merged with the Evangelical/Pentecostal churches, who provide ecstatic (though non-biblical and even anti-God) experiences that are exciting and even addicting. The Evangelical/Pentecostal churches believe in the following additional FALSE Doctrines:
The False Doctrine of the Secret Rapture. Please see “The Secret Rapture” at www.goodnewsaboutgod.com
The False Doctrine of Speaking in Tongues. Please see “Speaking in Tongues” at www.goodnewsaboutgod.com
An additional false doctrine that is not listed on the chart at the end of this Study is:
The False Doctrine of the present-day Jews and the state of Israel being God’s “Chosen People.” Please see “Who is the Church; Who is Israel? At www.goodnewsaboutgod.com
That merger will bring MORE apostasy to the “Christian” church worldwide.
So, eventually after the Protestant churches all merge together, these three additional FALSE doctrines will result in the Protestant churches believing thirteen major doctrines in common TEN of which are FALSE!
Merging of Protestantism with Catholicism
Once the mainstream Protestant groups have merged with the Evangelical/Pentecostal denominations, it will be a short step, indeed, for them to merge with the Catholics. These two groups Evangelicals and Catholics have already signed an agreement to work together, called ECT, “Evangelicals and Catholics Together.” (See http://www.seekgod.ca/ect.htm)
Because Catholicism is a combination of Christianity and Paganism, that merger will allow for “great progress” by those inspired by Satan to eliminate Jesus Christ from the earth.
Catholicism teaches that:
Man-made tradition is equal to the Bible
The Pope, a human being, is actually GOD on earth
Human beings should confess to a man (priests) rather than directly to God
Many other pagan doctrines that support the idea that “man” has become his own “God.”
What remains of Christianity will then go into further apostasy and “man” will be well on his way to becoming his own “god.” And the true God of the Bible will be all but eliminated from the spiritual consciousness of mankind!
Merging of Catholicism with Islam
Catholicism has Mary and the Muslims have Fatima, a bridge of “brotherhood” between the two religions.
And both religions worship a fearsome, violent, vindictive, war-like, “God” who mercilessly DESTROYS His enemies.
And both religions believe that salvation is obtained partly by faith and partly by works.
And both religions believe in the writings of “man” as equal to or even above the writings of God the Bible
The Muslims believe in the Koran written by a man Mohammed.
The Catholics believe in the Catechism and the Encyclicals of the Pope all written by man.
So now, “man” is being worshiped as “God.”
It will be easy for the Catholics and Muslims to merge.
Merging of Catholicism/Islam with godless religions (Buddhism, Hinduism and New Age).
The next step is the merging of the religions that “claim” to worship God (but are worshipping “man” instead) with the admittedly godless religions, such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and New Age, religions that believe that salvation is achieved ONLY by “works” and that man can become “god.”
At this stage, Jesus Christ may be thought of as an ascended master (along with many others), or as an Avatar but NOT as God.
And when man has become his own “god” there is no need for the God of the Bible. And atheism has triumphed. “God is dead!” Or so the “religious” leaders would have us believe.
“Man” has become “god”!
Atheism Will Now Prevail
The whole world has now returned to the condition of France during the French Revolution, when God was eliminated from society and the “Goddess of Reason” triumphed. Bibles were burned, attempts were made to change the week to ten days, rather than seven as God designated at creation.
Atheism, debauchery, and degeneracy, and vile filth, will rule the world. No one will be safe. Truth will be destroyed and lies will triumph.
What about the Jews and Judaism?
So where are the Jews in all this? The high level Jews are behind the scenes orchestrating the mergers just described, to eliminate Jesus Christ, the God of the Bible, from the face of the earth. The Jews and Judaism will not themselves participate in these mergers because by that time, they will have convinced the world that THEY are the superior “race,” the “race” that has the right to rule the world.
Here are a few of their quotes:
“Since the Jews are the highest and most cultured people on earth, the Jews have a right to subordinate to themselves the rest of mankind and to be the masters over the whole earth.” Rabbi Harry Waton
“We can say with Nietsche that the Jews are the highest aristocrats in the world. . . The Talmud tells us that the whole world was created only for the sake of the Zaddik; the Zaddik is the spiritual aristocrat, the excellent man.” Rabbi Harry Waton
“The Jewish people as a whole will become its own Messiah. It will attain world domination by the dissolution of other races, by the abolition of frontiers, the annihilation of monarchy and by the establishment of a world republic, in which the Jews will everywhere exercise the privilege of citizenship.
“In this New World Order, the children of Israel will furnish all the leaders without encountering opposition. The Governments of the different people forming the world republic will fall without difficulty into the hands of the Jews. It will then be possible for the Jewish rulers to abolish private property and everywhere to make use of the resources of the state.
“Thus will the promise of the Talmud be fulfilled, in which it is said that when the Messianic time is come, the Jews will have all the property of the whole world in their hands,” Baruch Levy, Letter to Karl Marx, printed in La Revue de Paris, p 574, June 1, 1928.
“We intend to turn Europe into a mixed race of Asians and Negros ruled over by the Jews.” Count Kalergi-Coudenhove, 1925
“We Jews have made the World War (WWI)! We Jews are nothing else than the world’s seducers, its incendiaries, its executioners! Our last revolution is snot yet made! We Jews invented the myth of the “chosen People.” Dr. Oscar Levy, prominent London Jew
Jesus Christ - to the Pharisees and Sadducees, “That upon YOU may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth. . .” Matthew 23:35
Man’s Desire to Worship
God has put a strong desire in every person’s heart to worship Him. But unknowingly and ignorantly, man has perverted this desire for worship of God into a desire for fame, wealth, control of people, and control of the world.
Satan understands this necessity for humanity to worship, so he will step in, taking the name of Lucifer, coming as an “angel of light,” claiming to be God, and demanding to be worshiped by every person on earth. This is what he has always wanted. This is what he has waited 6,000 years to receive.
The whole world will worship Lucifer/Satan, thinking they are worshiping God.
The whole world will be united in Luciferianism!