Let us sharpen the Sword, which is the Word of God and attack the deceptions from the devil in Christendom. It is indeed sad to see many are using Christ’s name on the outside to follow Paul on the inside.
Baptism of fire is the cleansing by fire in judgment. The wheat that are washed by obedience to the Holy Spirit will be gathered into His barn. However, He will clean the chaff by burning it with unquenchable fire.
Many churches today lie that eternal life is a free gift. However, Jesus taught eternal life is very costly. It can cost our entire wealth (Matt 13:44-46), all our relationships (Matt 10:37), our body parts (Mark 9:43-48) and even our own life (Mark 8:35).
Giving absolute authority to Christ’s Words and rejecting the lies of Paul are so important. At first, it was surprising to hear that a group of Christians had taken Christ’s words seriously known as Red Letter Christians, but only to discover they are hypocrites, while pretending to use red letters of the Bible their true agenda is homosexuality.
Have you ever heard that God is your righteousness? Or Have you heard that God makes you righteous to clothe you with righteousness and we can never be righteous ourselves? If you believe so, then you are deceived by Paul’s lies and his misrepresentation of Scripture because neither Jesus, nor the Father taught any such nonsense.
Jesus confirms that believers of Him and Abraham’s descendants who consider themselves as free yet who commit sin are indeed slaves of sin and they will not abide in His house forever. If we abide in what He taught, He shall set us free.
Jesus taught us how to cherry pick Scripture verses. During His temptation, He cherry picked Father’s teachings in the law when Satan used David’s song. Jesus also taught how to cherry pick weightier matters of the law. Since Christ is the only Teacher and His words supersede the law and Scripture, and a disciple is not over his Teacher, we are to cherry pick His words over His disciples’ teachings.
Abraham does not know the name YHWH. Human sacrifice never came into God’s mind. Abraham who successfully questioned God’s decision for the sake of righteous men in Sodom yet, not for his own son. The text itself suggests Abraham did sacrifice Isaac as a burnt offering. God tests not with abominations. Did Akedah really happen or corruption by a corrupt scribes?
Sin is a broader term generally means to miss, fail or simply refers to mistake. However, iniquity is a much harsher term referring to twistedness. In other words, iniquity is something you purposefully twist to miss or fail. Hence, John is saying that everything you miss of fail to obey God, you are doing it purposefully, because sin is iniquity.
When Ezekiel is warning about God’s judgments, the people do hear his words but they do not ‘do’ them. Today, we have the same problem in Christianity. Have you ever heard of ‘we are saved by faith alone’ lie?
The book of Ezekiel is one of the major prophets in the Old Testament. It was authored by Ezekiel who was set as a watchman to the house of Israel. The thirty-second chapter of Ezekiel is about mourning for Pharoah and Egypt.