Eph 4:25 Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE of you WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another.
In order for there to be Forgiveness, Rewards (Gifts), and Power, there must be Sanctification.
This is the solution to all the questions that today's Christians are asking. But why is it so hard for us to achieve this solution?
In order for us to understand the answer to this question, we must understand what has happened to the Faith in general.
If I am trying to give something away for free, then there is no hard-sell involved, there is no reason to push it, I am simply just trying to give it away. I do not need to worry about losing something, or not making a sale, in short I have nothing to lose, because I am giving it away for free.
But if I am selling something, then it becomes something different altogether. If I create religious financial agenda, then I need to support it, so I must sell it to those who would believe in it. In other words, one who is selling something, must accommodate the one who is buying. In short, no one is going to buy anything from someone who they perceive as a jerk, or is 'unkind' or 'unloving'.
Since the first century after Christ, men have been trying to fuse the Greco-Roman false religious system with true Christianity, and they were successful to an extent, and all of the various false-christs have come from this fusion, and the format is always the same as it was in antiquity.
In fact the apostles warned this was going to happen, and were trying to counter it whenever they could. But because the Greco-Roman culture has always been religious, immoral, selfishly ambitious, and self-serving, they (The Apostles) had quite a hard time trying to keep false prophets from dominating the common believers with the Greco-Roman false system.
Think about it, if I am trying to sell you something, I am going to act like a salesman, I am going to try and accommodate you in every way I can think of, because my ultimate goal is to make the sale, because I have an agenda. It doesn't take rocket science to figure out what has happened to us.
There are many scriptures in the Bible that mention false prophets trying to sneak in like sheep and lure people away with falsehood so that they can dominate, and feed on the sheep. Jer. 14:14, Lam 2:14, Eze 13:9, Eze 22:28, Matt 7:15, Matt 24:11, Matt 24:24, Luke6:26, 2Cor 2:17, 1John 4:1, 2Peter 2:1-3, Jude 1:4, Rev 2:2, Rev 2:14,15.
These things that I am talking about is why Jesus said: 'you cannot serve God and money', and also: 'freely you have been given, now freely give'. You see, we do not need Temples, and Cathedrals, and Churches, Colleges, and hired 'leaders' in order to understand what has happened to us because 'they' are and were the problem all along.
That's why they have to push 'false-grace' to the believers in order to accommodate them into the false system. Which begs the question: What is 'false-grace'?
In order for the false prophets to accommodate the religious, spoiled rotten, immoral, selfishly ambitious, self-serving culture, they have to purvey, and propagate false-grace. False grace has basically three components: 1. Forgiveness without Repentance. 2. Rewards (Gifts) without Obedience. 3. Power without Sanctification.
The first two are easy to purvey in a socialistic culture like ours, where people hate accountability, and discipline in general. But they have real trouble with the third one, and make a myriad of excuses to cover the Light that it sheds on the false system.
False-grace works great with the Syncretism that has followed the false religious system from antiquity.
Those who would Capture, Dominate, and Feed on the common believers are in reality the 'Nicolaitans' of old, which in fact is just a 'English name' that the translators chose not to translate from the original three Greek words Nikos-Laos-Ton, which actually means: Dominators (Conquerors) of the Common Believers (Laity). In other words those who dominate the common people with false authority, or rather clergy, which Christ said that their version of it must not exist with the true believers.
They (false prophets) are also the ones who 'have gone the way of Balaam, who was a Priest for Hire, and a false prophet, whose end result was the destruction of the people through licentiousness, and immorality.
Those who were the 'Nicolaitans', and those who had gone the way of Balaam, were actually the first century beginning of what would later be called 'The Roman Catholic Church', Practicing the very things that Jesus said the false prophets and false teachers would practice.
There are two main Messianic aspects that describe true believers, equal, and free.
Luther pointed out many negative aspects about the false church, but he was only scratching the surface, and eventually wound up banging his head on it until his demise.
But what he did not realize is that the entire Greco-Roman false religious system was dominating the whole culture, and it still does today. Practicing a religion of financial agenda, false authority, and licentiousness in all of the religious organizations that came from the primary one, The Roman Catholic Church. Even Luther did not realize the scope of the deception, or how the system would twist him into just another false Icon.
One day Jesus was sitting atop the Mount of Olives and His disciples came to Him privately, and He was telling them, 'see to it that no one misleads you'--
Mat 24:5 "For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will mislead many.
Now many translators would have us believe from this verse (because of their spacing, and punctuation, which in fact was not introduced until about 500 years after Christ) That we should probably see a whole bunch of people running around saying they are Jesus Christ.
But if you read the verse in the way it was intended to be read, you will see that it is Christ's direct reference to Apostasy. What He was saying is, there won't be a bunch of people running around saying they are Jesus, but there will be a lot of false prophets that are saying Jesus is the Christ and leading many people astray with their false teachings.
I mean seriously, how many people have you seen running around saying they are Jesus? Anybody who did that would be laughed out of the county.
Or do we think that Jesus was actually telling His own Disciples to watch out and don't be deceived by people running around saying they are Jesus?
No, this is a direct reference to Apostasy, just like He goes on to say:
Mat 24:24 "For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.
Mat 24:25 "Behold, I have told you in advance.
Mat 24:25 "Behold, I have told you in advance.
The Greek word which is translated 'false Christ' is 'Psuedochristos', and its primary meaning is 'false Christ' or 'false version of Christ'. Remember He said they would come in His name (Jesus Christ) but they would be false prophets leading 'many' astray, or 'leading' them into error.
Many false versions of Jesus Christ, and many false Prophets of the false versions of Jesus Christ is what we are seeing today in all the religious organizations, which are in the false format that has come all the way from antiquity.
What is the answer to all of this? Jesus said:
Jhn 14:21 "He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him."
Jhn 14:22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, "Lord, what then has happened that You are going to disclose Yourself to us and not to the world?"
Jhn 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.
Jhn 14:24 "He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father's who sent Me.
In God's economy, there is no room for 'false grace'. God's economy is: Forgiveness with Repentance, Rewards (Spiritual Gifts) with Obedience, and Power through Sanctification.
2Th 2:13 But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
Christian men be Equal, and Free. Home-Church, and Home-School your families in the Truth, be lead by the Holy Spirit of Truth, and .....
'Speak the Truth One to Another'.