THE WAR FOR TRUTH:
The Rising Spirit of Antichrist & Liberal Spirit of Lawlessness:
Pagan Gnosticism Inside & Outside the Professing Church in the Guise of an “Original Sin Nature” and it’s Offspring, “Faith Alone” & “Eternal Security”/”Once Saved Always Saved”
Unless you’ve been living in a cave or under a rock, or are simply apathetically indifferent, you’ve more than likely observed there is an exponentially intensifying war going on for Truth, not only in the secular world as portrayed by the news media, but also in modern Christendom. How is it exactly that not only that two news reports can say completely opposite and contradictory things, but even more so, how two professing Christians, who claim to be born again of the same “Holy Spirit who leads into ALL Truth”, can interpret Bible passages so completely differently? The answer should be obvious; One side cannot see the Truth, or is willfully blind, or simply does not want to see the Truth.
In the prophetic chapter of 2 Thessalonians 2, the Bible tells us that in the end times, God Himself will send “Strong Delusion” upon those who do not receive the “LOVE OF THE TRUTH, THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED”. In short, that God Himself will actually allow people to believe their own lies and love them. Why? Because deep down, they hate Truth, which will ultimately seal their damnation. Because when God Himself allows us to be deceived, that’s all folks, game over. The chapter prophesies that prior to the return of Christ, there will be an intensifying “Great Falling Away/Apostasy” of the professing Christian church, and the rise of a “spirit of antichrist”, which will open the door for the Antichrist himself, Satan manifest in the flesh, also called the ”Man of Lawlessness” or “Man of Sin”.
Please keep these titles in mind, as it will greatly help to connect the dots ahead.
Day after day, the Liberal Left Media increasingly tells us one thing, while the Conservative Right Media tells us the exact opposite. Obviously, both simply cannot be true. So which one correct? The answer should also be obvious; The one who upholds Truth, Justice Law & Order. Because in order for Truth to be Truth, it must always stand on the side of that with is both lawful & just, in short, RIGHTEOUSNESS.
It is always the “Spirit of Lawlessness” that abhors truth & righteousness, because it is an UNRIGHTEOUS “Spirit of Rebellion” that REFUSES TO OBEY Law, a “Spirit of Lawless-ness”, that desperately seeks to be “liberated” from the Law, ALWAYS attempting to justify it’s lack of submission to righteousness, and will make any excuse in the world for it, no matter how many lies it has to tell in the process. This is why we see an exponentially rising, lawless spirit of Liberalism permeating our country, because it HATES the Laws of God & Laws of the Land, seeking to overthrow U.S. Constitution and the Christian Church, which SHOULD be a moral guiding light in a dark world, but sadly instead, the professing Church has become increasingly indistinguishable from the secular world, by succumbing to an increasingly politically correct, non-offensive “gospel” of cultural relevance, a “tolerant” gospel in the convenient guise of “Love”, increasingly embraced by modern, professing Christendom, largely because it fills pews, pockets (and even hell itself), when in reality, it is a LAWLESS spirit of rebellion that is AT WAR with Truth & Righteousness, which we will examine in a moment, as to how it has obviously infected secular society, but often not so obviously, how it has infected the modern, professing Christian Church.
The “Spirit of Lawlessness” is a rebellious spirit that cannot stand the confines and boundaries of Law, which are not established to make us miserable, as many think in their rebellion, but are there rather for our OWN WELL BEING. For example, one may not like the cops, but will quickly change their tune when their life is suddenly threatened by a lawless criminal. Again, the “Spirit of Lawlessness” is simply a “Spirit of Rebellion” In the Book of 1 Samuel, God says “rebellion is as the the sin of witchcraft”. In short, God, the Creator of the Universe, considers anyone with a rebellious spirit, the same as a pagan witch.
~1 Samuel 15:23
This rebellious, pagan spirit exploded in all it’s perverse and kaleidoscopic glory in the drug-fueled 1960’s, with it’s openly rebellious Hippie “Peace & Love”, sex, drugs, rock n roll generation, with it’s loose, immoral attitudes toward sex, it’s androgynous blurring of the clear distinctions between male & female, and it’s lawless hatred of authority, and it’s shameless revival of GNOSTIC/PAGAN religions, which eventually gave rise to New Age Spiritually, from which we have never recovered, but has only increased in popularity, and has even now branched from of it’s Pagan/Gnostic tree the rotten fruit of an apostate Christian church, both knowingly and unknowing for some, who embrace this same rebellious “Spirit of Lawlessness”, even calling itself “Christian”.
Before we can understand just how apostate Christendom has been in bed with Pagan Gnosticism for the last 1600 years, we need to examine just how Gnostic/Paganism has been embraced by the secular world…
Before the 1960’s, even if one were not a Christian, our country largely held a fairly biblical, moral, law-abiding worldview of what was right and what was wrong. Divorce, homosexuality, school shootings, etc., were virtually unheard of. Yet today, all that is rapidly changing at lightening speed.
Today, we see the Liberal Left media insanely demanding we throw open our borders to illegal immigration, putting the rights of illegal immigrants over the rights and safety of it’s own law abiding, legal U.S. citizens, even though no other country in the world adopts such mindless practices, because they are wise enough not to commit national suicide. Because any sane country will require certain, strict, legal requirements must be met before entry. It’s simple common sense. Yet the Liberal Left Media demands it. Why? Because the rebellious “Spirit of Lawlessness” driving the Liberal Left knows that more people who are here lawlessly, the more our country becomes lawless.
Why is there such a battlecry from the Liberal Left, hell-bent to overthrow and destroy our 2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms? Because once guns are outlawed, only outlaws will own guns, which allows the “Spirit of “Lawlessness” to dominate the land, from which law abiding citizens will no longer able defend themselves against lawlessness and/or tyranny.
Why is there such a battlecry from the Liberal Left to attack the God ordained institution of Marriage of “One Man & One Woman”? Because it’s an attack on, and rebellion against God Himself, who, in His infinite wisdom, designed it that way, because the God-ordained structure for a family is absolutely vital to the well being of any nation.
Why the sudden rise and feminist Liberal Left, anti-Patirachal accusational cry of “Misogyny!” to emasculate and/or feminize the male, and why the sudden Liberal Left cry that one can “choose their own gender” (although a man can never be a woman and a woman can never be a man), and schools are even allowed to indoctrinate and encourage innocent children to do so, even against the knowledge of their parents? Because the Biblical God of Truth, Law & Justice (whom they hate) is represented as a “HE” who, according the Christianity they hate, is the supreme authority of the Universe, and is ALWAYS referred to, even by Jesus Himself, as “He, Him & Father”.
Why the liberal cry for Globalism and it’s hatred and desire to destroy anyone loving their own country who is a Nationalist desiring to “Make America Great Again”, by returning to more a civil landscape of respect for of Law & Order. Because before a lawless New World Order ruled by the Antichrist, the “Man of Lawlessness” can be established, ALL boundaries and distinctions must be erased; right, wrong, good, evil, male, female, etc., etc. And ANYONE who dare stand in it’s way, is viewed as the enemy.
And why is that if anyone who even dare raise their voice in opposition to any of these things, which our county once held so dearly, are instantly labeled a “hater”, “racist”, “bigot”, “homophobe” or any other accusation they can sling? Why do they hate Law so much? Why does it hate Truth so much? Why does it goes out it’s way to redefine what is right and wrong, like a corrupt lawyer defending a guilty criminal, who will twist and argue like hell to redefine what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is evil?
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil;
that put darkness for light,
and light for darkness;
that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
But what is that is actually at the heart of this rebellious “Spirit of Lawlessness”?
The answer is simple; Because deep in it’s heart, it hates God. Because God represents the ultimate authority, who alone defines what is right, wrong, good, evil, what is darkness and what is light. And because it hates God, and it hates His Word, The Holy Bible, because in it, God defines what is Truth & Error, Just & Unjust, Righteous & Unrighteous, Moral & Immoral, Sacred & Profane. In short, God’s Holy, Moral Law. And because it hates the Bible, it hates Jesus Christ, because He is “The Word Made Flesh”, and His true followers (or at least those followers who refuse to compromise Truth). It hates Jesus, because it hates God, because Jesus IS God Himself, God manifest in the flesh, who said, “I am the WAY, the TRUTH & the LIFE and NO ONE comes to Father but by Me”, a searing, authoritive, uncompromising, divisive, black & white statement that demands a choice, that demands belief or unbelief, at the peril or redemption of one’s own eternal soul, who proclaimed He is the “Light of the World”, who even told us why the world hates Him, “Because I testify that it’s works are evil”, and that “ For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed”. In other words, those who love darkness are at war with the light, and those who love lies are at war with Truth.
This is clearly the agenda of the Liberal Left, whose hatred of Truth, and “Lawless Spirit of Antichrist” is to openly and happily rolling out the red carpet for their savior and leader of the Globalist One World Order, the “Man of Lawlessness”, the “Man of Sin”, the Antichrist, Satan himself, manifest in the flesh. Satan knows all too that what separates man from God is SIN. So seducing man to sin, by adopting an immoral, rebellious “Spirit of Lawlessness” is ALWAYS, and has ALWAYS BEEN, the very heart of Satan’s agenda, both outside AND inside the professing Church.
In the Garden of Eden, the main tactic of Satan, was to create a rebellious “Spirit of LAW-LESS-NESS” in the heart of man against God, by deceiving man to break the Law of God, and ultimately, sinning against God, which God said would “SURELY” bring “DEATH”. His first tactic was to come through the woman, promising to “liberate” her from what he convinced her was an ‘oppressive’ God and his “Law”, seducing her with the reward of “Becoming as God”, giving her the “enlightened” (a common New Age term) ability to be her own “god”, able by her own authority, to determine what is right, wrong, good and evil in her own eyes. Satan is the first Liberal!
Instead of approaching the man, Satan chose to approach the woman. Not because women are inferior by any means, but because he knows women, are by design, more emotional creatures, which is vital for the proper “natural affection” needed for a nurturing mother. But as we should all well know, and if we are honest with ourselves, emotions can often easily mislead and deceive us. Emotions do not make a good leader, guardian and watchman. The heart does not make a good head! So after convincing her that God’s Law was not really for her OWN WELL BEING, Satan, the “Father of Lies” (as Jesus called him), then moved in for the kill, flatly lying, telling her that if she partook of the forbidden tree, she would “NOT SURELY DIE”, even though God clearly warned that she would “SURELY DIE”.
Disobedience = Death
And as we all know, being deceived, she disobeyed, as well as her husband, who following her feminist leadership, willfully partook, and both, breaking the Law of God, sinned. And falling under the curse of death, lost eternal life, and were exiled from the Garden, so that they would no longer have access to the Tree of Life (Eternal Life), which IS Christ, the last Adam, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life, who would, as prophesied by God, through the ‘Seed of the Woman’, as the Son of God, would one day come, restoring Eternal Life, as the free gift and promise of God for ALL those who in TRUE REPENTANCE would TURN FROM ALL SIN & LAWLESS REBELLION toward God, that can ONLY be proved by a life of OBEDIENT FAITH in Jesus Christ as their Lord & Savior, who commands that if we are serious about our “working out our own salvation with fear and trembling”, we will “STRIVE TO ENTER”, by denying ourselves, take up our own cross and FOLLOW HIM, yoked to Him as our “FORERUNNER”, who spilled the sacrificial blood of His own perfectly obedient, sinless life, that WE may be “MADE PARTAKERS OF HIS DIVINE NATURE” (Eternal Life), which apart from, we on our own, can do NOTHING, but in whom, ALL things are possible, as the ONLY possible way to not only cleanse us of our sins, but to save us FROM our sins, which is the ONLY WAY possible one can be saved.
Yet the popular doctrine of man known as “Faith Alone”, teaches otherwise.
However, scripture clearly states…
Yet many who adhere to the doctrines of devils & men, that we will “not surely die”, such as “Eternal Security”/”Once Saved Always Saved”, have been blinded by the “god of this world” (Satan) despite clear, Biblical warnings…
~1 Timothy 4:1
How much clearer could it be?
Also, notice that the “Holy Spirit” is also called the “SPIRIT OF GRACE”. The TRUE “Grace of God”, the “Grace” that actually SAVES, does not “cover” ours sins, as modern professing Christianity falsely teaches (which is actually Old Covenant), but rather CLEANSES FROM SIN (New Covenant). Yet, the vast majority of professing Christians believe they are under the New Covenant, but are in reality, still remain under the Old Covenant! Satan is indeed the Master Deceiver.
Yet the TRUE “Grace of God”, and what it DOES (Brings Salvation), and how it brings Salvation (Living in Holiness), is found in the Book of Titus…
In other words, the true “Grace” of God” that is received THROUGH THE (TRUE) FAITH, that Jesus can save us FROM ours sins, is quite simply the very EMPOWERMENT of God THROUGH the “HOLY” Spirit, who leads and teaches us to live “HOLY”, godly lives…to “Go, and sin no more”.
THIS is how we are saved FROM sin, NOT the counterfeit “faith” commonly taught that simply “believing” in Jesus will “cover” our sins, saving us IN our sins, which is the faith of devils, a dead faith, that cannot save.
After Peter’s powerful sermon in the Book of Acts which convicted thousands, who were “pricked in their heart”, they asked “What shall we do?”
The rebellious, lawless spirit of Pagan Gnosticism is AT WAR with Repentance, alive & well both OUTSIDE and INSIDE the Christian Church.
Now, before it can be explained exactly how Pagan Gnosticism has bewitched and poisoned the not only the secular world, but also the professing Christian Church at large, it is first vital to define what Gnosticism is:
Gnosticism is a cult that was born from ancient Pagan Greek Philosophy, by the likes of men such as Plato, who believed that the explanation for the existence for evil in the world, was that matter itself was evil, but spirit is good. Therefore, because they believed matter is evil, they saw the human body itself (flesh) as evil. This gave man an explanation or “excuse” for his evil actions, that he could not help it, because man is “made that way”, and that he could never escape this “evil” so long as he inhabited his physical body. And that the only way a human could ever be free of evil, is at death, when they believed the man’s “good” spirit would be released from the prison of his “evil” body (flesh).
Many Gnostics also believed the Christian God was an inferior, lesser God, a rebellious “demiurge”, a sort of “runaway God”, with an agenda of his own, was actually born from a FEMALE God, who they viewed as an over-arching, feminine “Goddess” who they believed was to be the “true”, original source of the universe. This divine “Goddess Spirit” is what the New Age and Green “Mother Earth” Movements have come to call “Gaia” or “Mother Nature” or the “Divine Feminine”.
This is the same “Spirit of Lawlessness” driving ALL the Feminist, LGBT, Liberalist agendas hell-bent to overthrow and emasculate “God the Father” and enthrone “Goddess”, under a new “Global (“COEXIST”) Religion” of “Unity” and “Oneness” that promotes a “New Age One World Order” of a “Mother Earth-Based Pantheistic Spirituality” that we are all “ONE” with the Cosmic Universe, that Universe itself is God, that Nature itself is God, a religion that worships ‘Creation” rather than “Creator”, which believes that because we are all one with the Universe & Nature, we are all “gods & goddesses”, that we all just simply only need to become awakened or “enlightened” to this “reality”, and then and only then, can we become truly “liberated” from the confines, limits and restrictions of the Moral Law of the lesser, inferior, “runaway/demiurge God” of the Christian faith, that there really is no separation from a God because of man’s “sin”, because of man’s lawless rebellion against a Holy God. That sin is just an “illusion” that was created by the “inferior” Christian God of the Bible as a “moral control mechanism” to keep us from being “liberated” and “enlightened” to our “true oneness” with the “Divine Feminine Collective Universal Mind”, and the ultimate realization that we are all our own “gods & goddesses” who are in control of our own universe and destiny. This is the ultimate end goal of “enlightenment” of all New Age Spirituality…that we are all “God”, which will be the global religion of the Antichrist’s “New Age World Order”.
In short, Satan, from the very beginning, has always used his same, original tactic to seduce man, that caused he himself, as Lucifer, to rebel, and fall from God’s Grace and be cast from Heaven…to “BECOME AS GODS”:
The reality is that there is nothing “new” about the “New Age” at all actually. In fact it’s the “Oldest Trick in the Book”, nothing more than old, original deception of the Devil himself, the same old seduction that still works like a charm today, that we too, like Eve, can “be enlightened” by partaking of the forbidden “Tree of the Knowledge of Good & Evil”, that we too “Will become as gods”, by not believing God’s Word as Truth, that disobedience to His Law & Commands will produce death, the loss of eternal life, that SIN = DEATH. In short, the seduction that you can be your own “god” or “goddess”, your own authority to determine what is “good” and what is “evil…that WE are OWN SAVIOR, and have no need for a “savior”, that WE are are own “Christs”, or what the New Age calls “Christ-Consciousness”, the original seduction of Satan.
This is the Pagan/Gnostic “spiritual” seduction of the unsaved, secular world that will usher in the reign of the “Man of Sin”, the “Man of Lawlessness”, the Antichrist.
But, before the Antichrist can successfully establish his New Age One World Order, this “Man of Sin” & “Man of Lawlessness” must eliminate one final roadblock…Christianity. It’s voice of morality and call to repentance from sin must be silenced. It is a light that must be extinguished, by luring it into darkness. And this can only be done by infiltrating it, by seducing it and creating a “counterfeit” of Christianity, one that is actually darkness falsely believing itself to be light, a “counterfeit” that will fit nicely into his Globalist New Age One World Order “COEXIST” Religion of the Antichrist.
And Satan is indeed achieving this. How? By mixing the holy & unholy, creating a hybrid of the sacred & profane. A sugar-coated poison, a false “Gospel” that preaches a “Counterfeit Christ”, that has successfully seduced and infected the professing Christian Church with a Pagan Gnosticism.
~2 Corinthians 11:3-4
~2 Corinthians 11:13-15
The enemy of the early Church was Gnosticsm. This enemy is what the Apostle Jude called “Ungodly Men” who “Turn the grace of our Lord into lasciviousness (license to sin)”, and what the Apostle John called the “Spirit of Antichrist”, which John said could be exposed by the test if they would not confess that “Jesus Christ came IN THE FLESH”, meaning the same exact body we all have, which the Bible calls “corruptible” (not “corrupted”) flesh”. In other words, that Jesus had the EXACT same flesh we all do, that is CAPABLE of being corrupted through temptation to sin. As the Word of God states, Jesus was “made like his brethren” and “tempted in ALL POINTS as we are.”
What’s the point?
Remember, the original lie of the Devil was that “You will not surely die”. In other words, that he “beguiled” Eve that she could disobey God, break God’s Law, sin and get away with it. This exact, same, LAWLESS LIE that is perpetuated today in today’s professing Church, in the forms of Antinomian (Lawless) “doctrines of devils” and “Easy Believe-isms” such as “Eternal Security” also known as “Once Saved Always Saved”, as well as “Faith Alone” (which will be explained more in depth shortly), which are all simply rotten fruits of the same old Gnostic/Paganism teaching that we are all born defective with an “Original Sin Nature”, or as Reformed Theology (Calvinism) calls it, “Total Depravity”…all rotten fruits of the tree of Pagan Gnosticism. A doctrine, that can be is easily historically proven, that the Early Church DID NOT embrace, and was at war to keep out.
And for they managed to do so…that is until the 4th Century, when a Gnostic, named Augustine, the Father of “Original Sin”, arrived on the scene, poisoning the Church with the Pagan/Gnostic belief we are born enslaved with a ‘birth defect’, inherited from Adam, a “sin nature”, called “Original Sin” that the professing church has been been poisoned by, adopting it as orthodox church doctrine, a “sacred cow” of professing Christendom, which the for the last 1600 years, has been under the spell of Pagan Gnosticism. In short, for centuries now, the professing Church is a hybrid of the sacred and the profane, and for centuries, has blindly been in bed with paganism. A harlot, drunken with the blood of the saints.
God DID NOT warn Adam that if he partook of the forbidden tree that a “Sin Nature” would be imputed to his offspring, but as Genesis is crystal clear, the sentence was DEATH.
Some of the primary passages used to defend the doctrine of “Original Sin Nature” being imputed to us through the sin of Adam are Psalm 51:5, Romans 5:12 & 5:19
Let us first examine Psalm 51:5…
““Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.”
This passage is most easily refuted by the David, the author of Psalms himself, who in Psalm 139:14 also states…
“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and WONDERFULLY MADE: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” ~Psalm 139:14
Is there a contradiction?
David is NOT speaking of sin being imputed to him from Adam through his mother in Psalm 51:5, but simply that HIS MOTHER WAS IN SIN when she conceived him.
As author Jesse Morrell articulates in his book, “Does Man Inherit a Sinful Nature”…
“This Scripture (Psalm 5:15) is talking about David and his mother. It is not referencing all of humanity and it says nothing about Adam or Adam’s original sin. It says nothing about human nature, let alone a sinful nature. The sin mentioned is not the sin of Adam, but the sin of David’s mother. The structure of the sentence itself shows that the sin belonged to the mother, not to David. “In sin [verb] did my mother [subject] conceive me [object].”
David’s mother is the subject of the sentence so the sinning belonged to her. The event spoken of is the conception of David, not the birth of David. He is not saying that he was born a sinner. David is saying that his mother was in sin when she got pregnant. She was sinning when she conceived him. The conception is the beginning of the pregnancy. The birth is the end of the pregnancy. This passage is talking about the beginning of the pregnancy or the conception.
The context of David’s prayer of repentance in Psalms 51 is not consistent with David making an excuse for his adultery by saying, “I was born a sinner. It’s not my fault. I was born this way.” In true repentance, an individual takes full responsible for their sin and offers no excuses for justification. David was not blaming his sin on his birth. David was simply stating that even the circumstances of his birth were surrounded by sexual sin.”
As mentioned earlier, the other texts commonly used to purport an imputed “Original Sin Nature” are Romans 5:12 & 5:19, which read…
Now, we must ask, HOW were many “MADE SINNERS”? Is that Adam’s sin is somehow transferred or imputed to us?
The Bible is crystal clear we DO NOT inherit a “sin nature” from our greatest grandfather Adam, that “sin” is NOT imputed to us as birth, but rather in truth, that we are ALL accountable only for our OWN sins, committed (just like Adam & Eve), by our OWN FREEWILL CHOICE to rebel against and violate the Law of God…
To further prove this, if sin is imputed to all of humanity through Adam, an “Original Sin Nature”, then one is forced to explain why God gave Adam’s firstborn, Cain, a freewill choice to CHOOSE between SIN or RIGHTEOUSNESS…
As we read…
Yet the question remains, then what does the Bible mean that “MANY were MADE sinners by one man’s (Adam’s) disobedience?
The answer is simple…
Adam & Eve were cut off from the Tree of Life (Eternal Life), when they willfully and disobediently partook of the Tree of the “KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD & EVIL”, which represented the Law of God. As the Bible tells us…
As we see, the penalty for sin is DEATH, which comes by the “KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAW”…The “KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD & EVIL. Sin first “entered into the world” when Adam rebelliously partook of the “TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD & EVIL”. In other words, it was Adam who introduced it into the world. Before then, sin did not exist in the world. And now, because of Adam’s sin, WE ALL inherit a world of PHYSICAL death and decay as our environment…”The Valley of the Shadow of Death”. A world where the ground has been cursed, a fallen world, where the Tree of the Knowledge of Good & Evil rapidly spread & multiplied it seeds of thorns & thistles, all around us.
And now everywhere we look, temptation is all around us, lying in wait, as it did for Cain, around every corner, which unlike Adam & Eve, who had only ONE temptation to resist, ours temptations have been GREATLY MULTIPLIED and INCREASED temptation in the world, not to mention all the behavioral influences of a sin loving world, NOT because of an “Original Sin Nature” imputed to us which compels us to “inevitably” sin or being born condemned with Adam’s sin imputed to us. But rather, just like our greatest grandparents Adam & Eve, we give into temptation via our OWN freewill choice, partake of the same tree, and all over again, repeating history, we sin, lose “Eternal Life”, and are accountable for our OWN SINS (“The SOUL that sinneth, IT shall die” ~Ezekiel 18:20), and thereby become in desperate need of a Savior & Forerunner, who is Jesus Christ. the “LAST ADAM”, who alone restores Eternal Life, who IS the “TREE OF LIFE”, that we may be also resurrected from the dead, “Born Again”, by the grace of God, into the “NEWNESS OF LIFE”, made partakers of the Holy Ghost, the very divine nature “Eternal Life” of God Himself, whom, through Christ, we now faithfully abide in via new, joyfully obedient hearts, empowered by the Holy crucifying the sinful desires of the flesh.
The Apostle Paul destroys this hideous lie of the Devil in Romans 7:9, proving that we are born INNOCENT, but are condemned to DEATH (LOSS OF ETERNAL LIFE) by our OWN FREEWILL CHOICE, when we first willfully rebel and transgress the the Law of a Holy God…
The Apostle tells us he was “ALIVE ONCE”. When could this be? A a Pharisee? No, as a “Pharisee of Pharisees”, he was FULLY conscious of the Law of Moses. Therefore, the only logical conclusion is he was “ALIVE ONCE” BEOFRE he was a Pharisee of the Law, AS CHILD, BEFORE he first willfully, consciously transgressed the Law of God. Does not the Bible also tell us that God hates hands that shed “INNOCENT BLOOD”??? How is any “innocent blood” possible if we are all born guilty and condemned??? How can one be innocent yet guilty at the same time???
As Jesus Himself even said…
Also, another verse that professing Christians who defend and argue in favor of sin are quick to quote when they are reminded that Jesus commands and requires us to “Go, and sin no more”, the typical knee-jerk reaction is that they will parrot is 1 John 1:8, which reads…
“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” ~1 John 1:8
1 John 1:8 was written to counter the Gnostics, who the Apostle John called a “Spirit of Antichrist”, who refused to admit (“confess”) they had ever sinned, because they believed matter itself was evil, and because they believed matter was evil, they believed sin was the FLESH itself, and that their SPIRIT was good.
Therefore, they could not “confess” their sin, because they believed they were not accountable for their sin, because they were “made that way”, so sin was not “their fault”. In other words, an “excuse” to remain in sin. Hence…”If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”
Yet, the very next verse continues to rebuke this Gnostic error by saying they cannot be saved unless they admit THEY THEMSELVES are sinners because they HAVE SINNED.
As we see…
“IF we CONFESS our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” ~1 John 1:9
Ironically. this same “totally depraved” Augustinian Gnostic doctrine of devils called of an “Original Sin Nature”, still gives professing Christians that very SAME excuse today, to remain in bondage to sin, believing they are saved IN their sins, even though the Bible is clear Jesus saves FROM sin which is WHY they love to (improperly) quote 1 John 1:8, because the Old Man desperately wants to stay alive because the flesh is looking for any excuse it can NOT to be crucified, as Jesus COMMANDS we must do to be His disciple.
Still, this “totally depraved” Augustinian Pagan/Gnostic doctrine of devils that has become a sacred-cow of Apostate Christendom called an “Original Sin Nature” has been forced down our throats for 1600 years now. The lie that we are BORN GUILTY SINNERS, or even with with some sort of inherited “spiritual birth defect” that makes sin “inevitable”, an “Original Sin Nature” gives us “excuse, like Adam & Eve, to “play victim”, remaining in defeated lives, enslaved to sin.
Yet, Romans 6 destroys this rebellious, lawless, grace-abusing, notion…
through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
It is vital now here, to explain exactly how & why these doctrines such as the Calvinist/Reformed Theology’s “Total Depravity”, “Eternal Security”/”Once Saved Always Saved” and Faith Alone are all branches born from the same Augustinian pagan/gnostic doctrine of an”Original Sin Nature”, that have come to be Christian orthodoxy, and even, an idol.
Around 500 years ago, the Protestant Reformation and it’s founding fathers such as Martin Luther & John Calvin (both devoted students of Augustine), justly tried to cut ties with the Roman Catholic Church and it’s pagan, legalistic, ritualistic “works”, which dominated Christendom for well over 1000 years. However, their fatal error was that they went far too far into the “Grace of God”, and became what the Apostle Jude warns as “Ungodly men turning the grace of our Lord into lasciviousness (a license to sin)”.
In other words, to this day, the Protestant Church at large views ANY effort of man to willfully obey God and abstaining from sin as somehow some sort of Pharisaical “Legalism”, “Self-Righteousness” or “Works Salvation”, with their battlecry of “GRACE! GRACE!” and “FAITH ALONE! FAITH ALONE!”, always cherry picking verses such as Ephesians 2:8…
Conveniently, they neglect reading onward in verse 10..
Still, “FAITH ALONE! FAITH ALONE! GRACE! GRACE!”, they cry.
Yet, ironically, the ONLY place in the entire Bible where “Faith” & “Alone” appear are in the same verse is in verse 2:24 of the Book of James, which Martin Luther (no marvel) literally said he wanted to burn, which reads…
So which is it? Grace or Works? Which is right?
They both are.
The problem is this; that the terms “grace” and “works” have been slyly redefined by man, rather than by God’s Word.
Man defines “Grace” as “Unmerited Favor”, this is the stereotypical, knee-jerk definition most professing Christians will parrot, which (in a way), it is. BUT what does this “Grace” freely given to us by God do exactly? What is it for? What is it’s purpose? A free ride to heaven?
Not at all.
Let’s get our preconceived notions and emotions out of the way for a moment, and let God’s Word define what “Grace” is. Again, in Titus 2:11-12 we read…
As we can now clearly see, The Biblical “Grace” of God that “BRINGS SALVATION”is a “Grace” that TEACHES US to live godly, holy lives, by living RIGHTEOUSLY, to (as Jesus commands) to “GO, AND SIN NO MORE”. Just as the Word of God is crystal clear;
Obedience is NOT Legalism.
Instead, it is the very command of God, empowered the by the leading of His “Holy Spirit of Truth & Grace” that saves us FROM all, conscious, repentant sin.
Jesus Himself TOLD us precisely what the ministry of the Holy Spirt is…
Yet the lawless, Gnostic “Faith Alone” crowd dominating 99% of professing Christendom today, not only avoids these topics, but preaches the EXACT opposite; that because we have some sort of spiritual disease created by the gnostic Augustine, called an “Original Sin Nature”, inherited from Adam, that is impossible to stop sinning, and will kick and scream that anyone who claims we can “Go, and sin no more” is a instantly accused of being a self-righteous heretical pharisee who is somehow trying “drag them back under the Law” preaching “Sinless Perfection”, yet it was our Lord Jesus Himself who commands us to “GO, AND SIN NO MORE” and to “BE YE PERFECT”, which they interpret as “Go, and sin less” and “Be ye saved IN your sins”, even though the Angel of the Lord announced Jesus’ birth as one who “save his people FROM their sins.”
Only Satan himself could mastermind a such a diabolical doctrine that has seduced million upon millions of souls into swallowing a sugar-coated, poisonous, false “Sin Gospel” about “Another Jesus” who saves them IN their sin.
As the Apsotle John warned…
~1 John 3:7-10
Yet, when sin-defending Christians are challenged as to why they cannot stop sinning, like Adam, Eve and Augustine, they have an instant, knee-jerk reaction to “excuse” their inability to victoriously overcome sin, to “Go, and sin no more” as Jesus commands, with excuses and parroted cliche’s like, “Christians aren’t perfect, just saved”. They have been indoctrinated and inoculated with the lethal poison that a Christian can be saved and still be unrighteous. And equally insideously, that ANY effort of obedience on our part is STILL “filthy rags”, and that the Christian life is one of the Romans 7 “O, wretched man that I am”, and being the “Chief of Sinners”, which, if they would read onward and in context (and in self-honesty), would see that ALL those are the qualities of an UNSAVED MAN…BEFORE CONVERSION! And that after conversion, we are DEAD TO SIN, that the “Old Man” is CRUCIFIED, which Romans 6 absolutely HAMMERS on, over and over. Yet sadly, they still cannot (or refuse) to see it. Why? Because they WANT THEIR SIN, and cannot bear the thought that in order for Jesus to save them, He must save them FROM their sins, He will NOT save them IN their sin.
One of the biggest ways to identify this of this “Spirit of Lawlessness” in professing Christians who believe Jesus saves them IN their sins, is that they will ALWAYS argue “IN FAVOR OF SIN” instead of “IN FAVOR OF RIGHTEOUSNESS”.
Even a child can answer that.
But why is it that they argue in favor of sin?
Because the “Old Man” does not want to die and the “flesh” does not want be crucified. It is DESPERATE to survive. They do not want Jesus to save them FROM their sins. from bondage to sin, but instead, what they are really seeking is freedom from the bondage of OBEDIENCE. The rebellious “Spirit of Lawlessness” views the commands of God as BURDENSOME. So they will kick and scream and make every out-of-context serpentine scripture twisting excuse in the book to keep the Old Man and the flesh alive at ALL COST.
THIS is the Gnostic “Spirit of Antichrist” that the Early Church warred against, and that the Apostle John warned of…
~1 John 3:7
Just as Jesus Himself echoes in the sobering conclusion of the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 7:21-23…
And if that wasn’t sobering enough, He finishes with the most terrifying words in all of Scripture…
In other words, just as Jesus also says…
~ Luke 6:46
The TRUE Jesus Christ saves FROM sin, not IN sin, that’s “Another Jesus”, who goes by another name, SATAN.
As the Word of God is again crystal clear…
…a verse you’ll never hear preached from the pagan/gnostic pulpits of the apostate “Faith Alone” harlot churches filled with false converts who have bought into Satan’s “Saved in Sin” Gospel, in which millions upon millions, will sadly lift up their eyes too late in hell, crying “Lord! Lord!”, who believed the Devil’s false gospel that born again believers are still “Romans 7 Wretches” and “Chiefs of Sinners” with an “Original Sin Nature” that their “Jesus” just was simply not powerful enough to save them FROM their sins, that his “Holy Spirit” was just too weak to empower them to obey Jesus command to “Go, and sin no more”.
The TRUE Jesus of the Bible is NOT the savior of the disobedient, but one who is not coming back for a worldly whore, but rather, a Bride who has KEPT HERSELF without spot or wrinkle, blameless. A Bride who intimately understands that she has taken a very serious sacrificial vow, baptized into a marriage “Covenant”, whereby she is now yoked to her LORD & SAVIOR, who requires that she FAITHFULLY lay down her own life, in passionate love for her Bridegroom, just as He laid down His own life for her, the Church, by taking up our cross, denying ourselves, and putting to death the deeds of the flesh. A Bride who believes her Bridegroom with all her heart, that she MUST be BORN AGAIN, no longer the old “wretched man” in bondage to sin, whom the Apostle Paul declares he has been SET FREE from at the END of Romans 7, and has MOVED ON into the victorious “Born Again” life of freedom from the bondage and enslavement of sin, as he victoriously declares in Romans 8, (in which sin-loving Christians love to stop midway through the verse)…
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus,
(this is where they stop, apparently mistaking the comma for a period here, but the sentence continues onward, telling us this promise of “no condemnation” is ONLY valid for those…)
Now we arrive at the heart of the matter, and what I believe is to how to positively identify this Pagan/Gnostic “Spirit of Antichrist”, like the counterfeit serpent of Pharaoh, that is masquerading as Christendom today…
HOW TO TEST A SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST:
“Go, and sin no more”, and that is impossible to ever do so, believing they are “covered” under a false Grace, not the TRUE GRACE of God defined by the Word of God in Titus 2:11-12.
To test this lawless spirit of antichrist, all one has to question them as to why is it that they believe they can never stop sinning, even though God’s Word is clear we are to cease from sin, just as Jesus commands us to “Go, and sin no more”.
Typically, they will excuse it by blaming it on their flesh, their “Romans 7 Wretched Man”, their “Original Sin Nature”, although Adam & Eve, who by their own freewill choice, sinned, and were NOT made with a defective “sin nature” compelling them to sin, yet they ALSO tried to “cover” their sin, and make “excuses” for their sin, “play victim”, and “place the blame” elsewhere (precisely what the Pagan Gnostic Augustinian doctrine of an “Original Sin Nature” is designed to do; give sinners an “excuse” for their sin by “playing victim.”
Then, if we ask them how it was that Jesus was able to overcome sin, they will typically either say “Because He is God, and we are not” (which He is and we are not). However, by saying this, they are actually using the excuse that Jesus “cheated”, by using His divinity instead of His humanity, although Philippians 2:5-8 and Hebrews 2:17 & Hebrews 4:15 clearly states otherwise, destroying this false notion, proving that He did NOT use His divinity as God to overcome sin…
Jesus Christ’s humanity (“corruptible” flesh), inherited from His mother, through the “SEED OF THE WOMAN”, was made EXACTLY like ours…
Jesus had to resist, like us, the same temptations to fulfill the desires of his own human will & human flesh, just as we do…
A biblical test that is NOT about confessing Jesus divinity as God (and His is), but rather, confessing His HUMANITY, as FULLY MAN…”IN THE FLESH”.
THE TEST OF A SPIRIT ANTICHRIST:
~1 John 4:2-3
In other words, as someone awakened from this deception once so beautifully articulated, it all boils down to this…
If the Augustinian/Catholic/Pagan/Gnostic Doctrine of an “Original Sin Nature” is true (and it isn’t), then one of two things must also be true; Either Jesus Christ was born a sinner, or He was not born as a man.
And the Word of God is clear…
~1 Timothy 2:5
In other words, if Jesus Christ (who is God) did not live His earthly life as 100% human, in the same, exact “corruptible” (not “corrupted”) human flesh we all, but somehow “cheated”, by using His divinity to overcome sin, rather than by sheer, human, free-will human choice (as Calvinist’s deny) to resist the temptation to sin, denying His own human will, in PERFECT obedience to will of God, then NOT ONLY could He have not have been a FULLY HUMAN sacrifice in OUR place, for OUR sins, as OUR substitute, but ALSO, it REMOVES ALL HOPE that we could EVER follow Him as He commands, because it would be a COMPLETELY UNJUST & UNREASONABLE COMMAND to follow Him as He clearly commands we must to do in order be His disciple, that we all must “deny ourselves” and “take up our own cross” and FOLLOW HIM, that like Him, we are to “Go, and sin no more” and “Be ye perfect. ALL of these commands to follow Him would be IMPOSSIBLE if He did not set an example for us our “FORERUNNER”, as A MAN, “IN THE FLESH”.
Yet He not only DOES He command it. He DOES command we deny ourselves, take up our cross. He commands that we “Go, and sin no more” and “Be ye perfect, even as your Father in Heaven is perfect.”
But what kind of “perfect” is Jesus commanding of us exactly?
PRESSING ON to obedient, MORAL perfection…victory over sin. A CLEAR CONSCIENCE. Not bodily perfection.
“And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.”
“Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.”
The Bible is clear we will never see bodily perfection until the Resurrection, when we will receive our “glorified bodies”, transformed in the twinkling of an eye, when we will “BE LIKE HIM”, at His Second Coming. Until that day, as the Bible is also clear, our flesh must DIE, put to death through the faith that Jesus CAN save us FROM our sins, by heeding His command to “FOLLOW HIM” as our “FORERUNNER”, by taking up our own cross, denying ourselves and putting to death the deeds of the flesh…
“Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath CEASED FROM SIN.”
~1 Peter 4:1
The bottom line is this;
There is never an excuse for sin. God hates it. Jesus died for it. We cannot have sin & Jesus too. And whosoever professes the name of Christ, is now, especially without excuse for their sin. For to whom much is given, much is required. They can no longer “play victim” under the Satanic lie of the Pagan/Gnostic Augustinian Doctrine of Devils & Tradition of Man of a “Totally Depraved Original Sin Nature”, with it’s rotten fruits and doctrines of “Faith Alone”, and it’s heretical offsprings of “Eternal Security” & “Once Saved Always Saved, which have and are leading millions upon millions of deceived and rebellious souls to receive the “Spirit of Antichrist”, a “Spirit of Lawlessness”, which the professing Christian Church is ate up with like a cancer. The blind leading the blind to very fires and outer darkness of Hell, all the while, blissfully ignorant, confident that they were on their way to their pie in the sky called Heaven, saved IN their sins, rather than FROM their sins. A “BUSINESS OF SIN”. A “Sin Gospel” masterminded by the “Father of Lies” himself, Satan, and his doctrine of devils, “Another Gospel”, delivered on a silver platter by his “Minsters of Righteousness”, complete with “Another Jesus”, through whom is received “Another Spirit”, the “Unholy Spirit”, who has held an apostate Christianity spellbound and bewitched for over 1600 years now, leaving them cursed under “Strong Delusion” from God Himself, for the very reason 2 Thessalonians 2 so soberingly warns…
~2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
And what is the lie?
The original lie of the Devil,
“You will not surely die.”
The Bible speaks of two mysteries; the “Mystery of Godliness” (holiness) & the “Mystery of Iniquity (sin):
The “Mystery of Godliness” (holiness)…
“And without controversy great is the MYSTERY OF GODLINESS (holiness): GOD was manifest IN THE FLESH , justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”
~1 Timothy 3:16
“For the MYSTERY OF INIQUITY doth already work: only he who now letteth 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, (Antichrist) 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.” ~2 Thessalonians 2:7-10
And what are these “Mysteries”?
The “Mystery of Godliness” is that “God was manifest “IN THE FLESH”, meaning we who are made alive in Christ, can now, by the same Holy Spirit, follow Him as our example and “FORERUNNER”, and “WALK AFTER THE SPIRIT”, take up our cross, deny ourselves, put to death the deeds of the flesh, and “Go and sin no more”…IN THE FLESH!
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, WHO walk NOT AFTER THE FLESH, but AFTER THE SPIRIT. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath MADE ME FREE from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the LIKENESS OF SINFUL FLESH, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE LAW might be fulfilled in us, WHO walk NOT ATER THE FLESH, but AFTER THE SPIRIT”
WE DO NOT SIN BECAUSE WE ARE SINNERS. WE ARE SINNERS BECAUSE WE SIN