Sunday, 1 January 2012

Are we believing and preaching a different Christ?

Dear brothers and Sisters in Christ or no,

It is with much concern that I pen these words unto you this day. Though not given to have ought to say in normal circumstances, write you I feel I must lest I be guilty of allowing the deceptions of current times to go without challenge. Truly it is written and I do hereby quote: "All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing."(Edmund Burke, 1729 - 1797).

As foretold in The Book of Revelation, there are many who are coming saying they are Jesus and moreover still more who pro-port to be Christian (coming in his name). The time is now, more than ever before, to be on your guard, ever vigilant of false Christs and other deceivers that say they are of The Lord Jesus (Christians).

There seems to be a lot of kerfuffle over which translation of the Word of God to believe in. However, if you are “one” (meaning the same, or united) with God’s understanding, knowledge and wisdom, telling which are the fakes, misleading, deceitful and “ungodly” is easy.  Similarly, it is just as easy for a person who is “one” with God’s Word to tell what is “false doctrine” or misleading advice/teaching that are manifoldly more prevalent in print and on the internet than the false translations/interpretations of God’s Word.  Although there are some who say they are Jesus Christ, by the Prophecy of Revelation we know them to be false.  However, anyone calling themselves a “Christian” cometh in his name (pro-porting to be a representative of Christ, or a branch of the True Vine), yet the words that proceed from their mouths are inconsistent or totally contrary to the Doctrines of Our Lord.

It is understandable that there has been difficulties translating God’s Word from its’ original language/languages into English. Some languages have masculine, feminine and neuter, whereas English does not and so English uses the masculine also as a “figure of speech” to mean either or both sexes.  Then there is also the problem with some English words not having a plural such as fish.

Let us take what Jesus said “come, and I will make you fishers of men”.

Firstly, the art of fishing (angling) is to take/catch fish using a baited hook, a trap or a net, taking/catching/gathering them against it’s or their will (natural inclination).  Does that sound like a tactics God needs to use (deception/entrapment) or the method a deceiver would use?

Secondly, is God and Jesus only interested is saving “men”?  Of course not!

Thirdly, did not Jesus refer to those He called to “follow Me” as His Disciples (meaning students)?  Did Jesus just want them to follow where He went, or “follow His Ensample”?

Fourthly, do not fish gather together in “schools” and follow after a leader?

Lastly, didn’t Jesus at a certain point in his ministry discontinue referring to his “followers” as Disciples, ordaining them with His Authority to go and Preach, Heal and cast out demons, then giving them new names and thereafter referring to them as His Apostles?

Okay, now let us make some “logical” alterations (due to the aforementioned limitations of the English Language) to the statement “come, and I will make you fishers of men”. Maybe what was actually meant was “come and I will make you fishes of people”? Meaning follow after Him (like a fish), learning from Him (student/Disciple or being schooled in the ways of the Lord).  Thereafter, sending them on His behalf to spread The Word of God (NOT OTHER WORDS), do His bidding and do the Will of He who sent Him.

For those that hath an ear to hear, Flock to hear the Word of God spake by a good Shepard, however take flight (spooked) at the sound of or the presence of a wolf.  There are they that gather the Flock of Christ and there are they that scatter abroad.  They that “Administer” the Word of God, deliver Salvation to weary or lost Souls, who gratefully receive and hang on every word spake unto them.  To any that hath an ear to hear, let them hear what the Holy Spirit sayeth and they that hath not an ear to hear are Spiritually deaf in both Mind and in their Hearts.  Can one open their Hearts and Minds by badgering and shouting at them and spewing The Word of God out of one’s mouth like one has eaten an untimely fruit.  One would do far better to speak five words with understanding to them, than to speak a thousand words that are beyond their comprehension.

May God Bless you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
© by Christopher John Petersen.

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