Preach the word and NEVER stop, and the Devil will oppose you every step of the way. The Devil knows that EVERY UNBELIEVER will die in their sins without salvation in Jesus Christ. Jesus said this AFTER he rose from the dead!
" . . . Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. " (Mark 16:15-16)
I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give THEE for a COVENANT of the people, for a LIGHT of the GENTILES; (Isaiah 42:6)
Isaiah the prophet spoke about a person who would be given for a COVENANT of the people, and for a LIGHT to the Gentiles. Who is this person that Isaiah was talking about? The person is without question Jesus the Christ (Messiah). Jesus Christ IS the covenant for both the Jewish people and the Gentile people! There is NO COVENANT for the Jewish people or the Gentiles (Nations) outside of faith in Jesus Christ!
The Jewish people do not have a BLOOD atonement for their sins in the present day, and they have not had a BLOOD atonement for their sins for nearly two thousand years! Jesus Christ shed His very own BLOOD for the SINS of Israel and the Nations (Gentiles) of the world. Without a BLOOD atonement a person is still in their sins, and should they DIE in that condition, they would spend eternity in Hell!
For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the BLOOD that maketh an atonement for the soul. (Leviticus 17:11)
In the passage below Jesus is sharing a Passover meal with his own disciples, and He declared that the cup in His hand represented the New Testament (COVENANT) in His own BLOOD, which would be shed for them. There is NO COVENANT for any person Jewish or Gentile, other than the COVENANT in the BLOOD that Jesus Christ shed on the cross almost two thousand years ago!
And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament (COVENANT) in MY BLOOD, which is shed for you. (Luke 22:19-20)
For any person to hold back this VITAL TRUTH from the Jewish people, and claim that the Jewish people are still “God’s CHOSEN people” is simply pure delusion. It is truly mind boggling to hear those same people, who claim to have a “love for the Jewish people” lambast and criticize those who preach the TRUE GOSPEL even as Jesus Himself commanded us to do! Trust me folks, that you are not being anti-semitic when you preach the Gospel to both Jew and Gentile in EXACTLY the same manner. In fact, you are in PERFECT OBEDIENCE to the Lord Himself. The passage below speaks about this great salvation going to the ends of the earth!
And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give THEE for a LIGHT to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be MY SALVATION unto the end of the earth. (Isaiah 49:6)
What a powerful verse we have right here! Once again, the servant that this verse is talking about is obviously Jesus the Christ (Messiah). Jesus would restore Israel and He would be a LIGHT to the Gentiles, to the very ends of the Earth! What happened when Jesus Christ came to this earth? Did the Jewish people receive Him as the Messiah?
He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: (John 1:11-12)
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)
Did the Lord tell his disciples to pray “Our Mother which art in Heaven” or did he tell them to pray “Our Father which art in Heaven”? Can you find the Lord Jesus Christ ever telling his followers to pray a “Hail Mary” prayer? Can you ever find the Lord Jesus Christ encouraging his followers to build a shrine to his earthly mother Mary? Of course you will not find any of this stuff in the scriptures, so why do people do these things? The bottom line is that they have accepted and believed the words of mere men (man-made tradition) over the scriptures (the Word of God). It is of the utmost importance that people search the scriptures for themselves, as the Bereans did so that they may know the truth that can set them free.
When I was born again at the age of thirty six, I began to speak out against the FALSE teachings of the Roman Catholic church. As a former Roman Catholic I know without a shadow of a doubt, that I would have ended up in HELL, because I did NOT know the real Jesus Christ. There are countless millions of Roman Catholic people who attend their Catholic Mass every week, or even every day that are in the same LOST spiritual condition that I was in. They have NEVER been truly born again of the Spirit, and they are in a religious system that teaches that they were born again, when they were baptized as infants. That is why I continue to shout the WARNING to you loud and clear. You will probably NOT hear this inside your church, so that is why I am shouting out this WARNING to you here.
The teaching of PURGATORY is one of the most deceptive, and wicked teachings in the Roman Catholic system, and it is an absolute INSULT to the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is SPIRITUAL HERESY of the worst kind. There is no Purgatory! The place does not exist!
When you see so called “Christian” ministers high-fiving the Pope at the Vatican, and yukking it up with him, then it is very clear, that we are living in perilous times. We are living in a day when the call to UNITY with the false system of Roman Catholicism is being heard loud and clear, and it is being met with very little resistance even from the so called “Holy Ghost” power churches.
The Lord Jesus Christ made a statement almost two thousand years ago, that will help you to see through all of the modern day fluff that is masquerading as Christianity today. In a conversation with Pilate shortly before He was killed, Jesus made it clear that He came to bear witness of the truth:
Jesus answered, My kingdom is NOT of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the JEWS, and saith unto them, I find in him NO fault at all. (John 18:36-38)
This is another powerful passage of scripture that we have before us here. The Lord first of all told Pilate, that His Kingdom, was not of this world. Stop right there and meditate on that for a moment. Think of all of the nations of this world, and all of the bloody wars that have been fought over the centuries. Think of all of the proud and macho statements that have been made by the leaders of those same nations. Think of all of the millions that have been slain by those nations as they fought against each other. Then think about the statement that was made by the Lord, that His Kingdom was not of THIS world! It is quite obvious that the Kingdom that the Lord was talking about was a SPIRITUAL Kingdom and not a PHYSICAL one.
It is imperative for the people of the Lord to understand what the Bible has to say, regarding the topic of Israel, because we are living in perilous times for sure. There is a true Israel and there is a false Israel when it comes to salvation, and those who truly know the Lord Jesus Christ. The words below were written by the apostle Paul, a former persecutor and murderer of true believers in Jesus Christ.
For he is NOT a JEW, which is one OUTWARDLY; neither is that CIRCUMCISION, which is OUTWARD in the FLESH: But HE IS A JEW, which is one INWARDLY; and CIRCUMCISION is that of the HEART, in the SPIRIT, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of GOD. (Romans 2:28-29)
There is a gross misunderstanding in the “Church World” regarding the people of Israel. I am talking about ethnic Israel, and those who do not follow the Lord Jesus Christ, nor have any wish to do so. The most religious of them do not make any bones about it either. They do not believe that Jesus is the Christ [Messiah], and they make it clear that they are awaiting the FIRST coming of their own version of the Messiah!
The only thing that really matters is what the WORD OF GOD has to say regarding Israel, and how a person can come to salvation. Jesus Christ poured out His heart [and eventually His own blood], when He preached to the people of Israel, and He told them in no uncertain terms that they would die in their sins without Him!
Then said JESUS again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and SHALL DIE IN YOUR SINS: whither I go, YE CANNOT COME. Then said the JEWS, Will he KILL himself? because he saith, Whither I go, YE CANNOT COME. And he said unto them, Ye are from BENEATH; I AM from ABOVE: ye are of THIS WORLD; I am NOT of THIS WORLD. I said therefore unto you, that YE SHALL DIE IN YOUR SINS: for IF YE BELIEVE NOT that I AM HE, YE SHALL DIE IN YOUR SINS. (John 8:21-24)
“JESUS said unto them, If GOD were your FATHER, ye would LOVE ME: for I proceeded forth and came from GOD; neither came I of myself, but HE SENT ME. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your FATHER the DEVIL, and the lusts of your FATHER ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of GOD heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are NOT of GOD. ” (John 8:42-47)
When I was born again all the way back in 1989 the spiritual light went on inside my heart, and I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus Christ was real. I knew that Jesus Christ was sent down from Heaven above, was persecuted and slain upon the cross, but most importantly that he did that for me. I also knew that Jesus Christ rose from the dead and went back to Heaven. How did these things become so real to me so suddenly? It was simply the work of the Holy Spirit within my heart. Things which were simply “head knowledge” to me before, suddenly became an incredible reality inside me. That was the work of the Holy Spirit and it was something that only HE could do. Prior to that point in time I was in a lost spiritual condition and certainly on my way to Hell. I was raised as a Roman Catholic, and I know that I was part of the SAVED “world” along with billions of others, because I was void of any spiritual connection with Almighty God . . . For many years I went through all of the religious rituals and traditions that any Roman Catholic would go through. I received my “first Communion” and I made my “Confirmation,” and I attended Catholic Mass countless times, but I was as lost and on my way to Hell as this man Paul was. I purchased “Mass Cards” although they were called “suggested donations,” so that the Catholic priests would pray for my deceased friends and relatives who were supposedly in Purgatory. I was also an altar boy as a young man, and I participated in many Roman Catholic Masses and also Weddings and Funerals, but I was as lost as could be. But then something wonderful happened in 1989 at the age of 36. I was born again of the Spirit, and I came out of darkness into the marvelous light of Jesus Christ!
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” (1 Peter 2:9-10)
I understood very clearly that every true believer was a “priest” in the sight of Almighty God, and I knew that I belonged to a kingdom which had millions of other “priests” both Jewish and Gentile, with Jesus Christ as the chief cornerstone. I did not need to go to a Roman Catholic Mass to have a Catholic priest offer up a Mass for me because I was already in the kingdom of God, and my sins were already washed away by the blood of Jesus Christ!
“And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that LOVED US, and WASHED US from OUR SINS in HIS OWN BLOOD, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” (Revelation 1:5-6)
All the way back in 2012, at the C.U.F.I. [Christians United For Israel Summit] in Washington D.C, Joseph Lieberman (Senator at the time) spoke to the gathering of people at that annual event. Here is an excerpt from a blog post at The Electronic Intifada by Alice Boch [7/18/2012] with a quote from Senator Joseph Lieberman, who is Jewish:
” . . . As Genesis tells us, “I am your brother, Joseph!” (Audience cheers). “We are children of the same father.” (Audience cheers). Pastor Hagee has enabled us to reunite. Jews and Christians, with our shared love for the Jewish state of Israel. We all know that the Bible is the word of God. And I must repeat that my dear friend Pastor John Hagee has received a call from God to begin the reunification of the Christians and Jews. He received that word in Jerusalem. Need I tell you that that special call, received in Jerusalem, was a local call. . .”
Do not expect to hear the soul saving gospel of Jesus Christ preached at those meetings in fact an article in the Washington Jewish Week said the following:
” Hagee has said repeatedly in interviews that proselytizing is unacceptable for CUFI members.” [Washington Jewish Week, By Neil Rubin, 7/18/2012]
There is the first red flag for me and every other true born again Bible believing Christian. When a person is truly saved, they will know through the power of the Holy Spirit of truth (John 16:13) that all people must be born again, according to Jesus Christ, in order to enter Heaven. (John 3:1-8) That includes ALL Jewish people throughout the world, and that includes all of the Jewish people that were present at the 2012 and 2013 C.U.F.I. Washington Summit meetings. Senator Joseph Lieberman told this crowd of over 5000 people at the 2012 Summit, which included many Christians that he had the same father as they did. That statement set off the second red flag with sirens sounding. I am a born again believer in Jesus Christ and my father is in Heaven above, and I have access to him, through my Saviour Jesus Christ. That same Jesus told us in the scriptures (God’s Word) that he was the only way to come to the father.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)
Now as far as I know, Senator Joseph Lieberman is NOT a believer in Jesus Christ, so how could he possibly have the SAME heavenly father as the Christian? Did Jesus Christ truly mean what he said there, or did he leave an option for certain people who rejected him?
Five Mexican Pastors Tell Bible Tract Publisher, That BILLY GRAHAM Destroyed TWELVE YEARS of Their Christian Work, In ONE Night!
Christians and Pastors have been warning the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) for decades regarding his apostasy, and compromise with issues such as the FALSE gospel of the Roman Catholic Church. The SAD thing is that the warnings appear to have fallen upon deaf ears.
Here is an excerpt from the book “Smokescreens” which was written 31 years ago by Jack Chick:
“A few years ago, 5 pastors from Mexico came to see me, asking for help. They told me I must talk to Billy Graham. I told them that was impossible, I was just a little tract publisher. Then they told me Billy Graham had destroyed their churches. They said he held a crusade, and told all those who had received Christ to go back to their original churches and win those people to Christ. The pastors told me their people followed Billy’s instruction and all went back to the Roman Catholic system. Twelve years of work destroyed in one night.” [Smokescreens, Chick Publications, 1983 by Jack Chick page 58]
If you were headed toward a bridge which had just collapsed only minutes earlier, would you appreciate it if somebody WARNED you, and shouted for you to STOP before it was too late? Of course you would, and if you managed to stop your car, would you not thank the person who warned you? Of course you would, and you should take this warning concerning Hell as a loving gesture from the Lord to get right with God. Again I must ask you if Jesus Christ was telling the truth or was he a liar? Remember this: TRUE LOVE WARNS! Do you think that there are any people in Hell today who thought the gospel preacher should have been more laid back in his warnings about Hell? No, I do not think so. I have had people mockingly tell me that they want to go to Hell, because that is where all their friends are going to be. I wonder how many “gospel mockers” are in Hell today, because they thought that they would see “all their friends there.” There is not any laughing or mocking going on in Hell, and there never will be. You are reading the truth about Hell as told by Jesus Christ, the creator of all things, including Hell! (John 1:1-3, 10, Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 44:24) . . .
The rich man in Hell had to painfully endure listening as Father Abraham told him that he enjoyed the good life (good things), while Lazarus suffered (evil things), but now Lazarus was comforted, and the rich man was tormented. (Luke 16:25) The party was over, and it came suddenly for the rich man. Please do not misunderstand this whole teaching, because it does not mean that rich people go to Hell, and that poor people go to Heaven. There are countless millions, of both rich and poor alike in Hell (and Heaven), but this particular situation was used by the Lord to bring out a point. The Lord wanted people to know that there was more to life than just this old evil world. The Lord knew that there were countless multitudes who had no regard for the things of God, and who gave no thought for “the afterlife” and who were not prepared for eternity. Father Abraham told the rich man that there was “a great gulf fixed” so that there was no way that he could be reached by them going to him, or by him coming to them. Oh the horror of knowing that there is absolutely no way out of Hell, it is sickening to the human spirit to even think about it, never mind experience it. Keep in mind that this account concerning Hell was not spoken by some wild-eyed raving maniac, with a “fire and brimstone” message as the gospel haters often refer to it. Those words were spoken by the gentlest, humblest, and most compassionate man to ever walk this earth, and his name is Jesus Christ. It is also important to remember that since Jesus Christ, (the Word) created ALL things (John 1:1-3, 10-14, Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 44:24), then he is the very one who created this place called Hell also! The rich man’s thoughts eventually turned, and he began to focus on his earthly family, and his five brothers who were still alive. The rich man obviously knew that his five brothers were in the same spiritual condition that he was in before he died, and he did not want them to end up in Hell with him. The rich man begged Father Abraham to send Lazarus back to his earthly father’s house to testify to them, so that they would not end up in that place of torment! (Luke 16:27-28) It is absolutely incredible that the rich man in Hell sounded like a true evangelist because he was begging Abraham to sound a warning to his five living brothers so that they would not end up in Hell. Is it not the true call, and responsibility of every true Christian to warn others so that they would not end up in Hell. How is it that Hell is so rarely preached in the modern day pulpits throughout the world? How is it that the torments and horrors of Hell which Jesus Christ described is often simply referred to as a Christ-less eternity? For many people a Christ-less eternity would be nothing but bliss for them in their own way of thinking, because they do not want Jesus now in this world, and they do not want him later either!
I write this post as a former Roman Catholic, and as one who has forever stopped praying the Roman Catholic Rosary. For those of you who are not familiar with the Rosary, the Rosary is a set of beads, each bead representing a prayer. The majority of those beads represent a prayer well known as the “Hail Mary” and there are 53 “Hail Mary’s” on each bead set of 5 decades. There are also larger beads which would represent the Lord’s prayer (Our Father) but there are only 6 of them on the rosary. There is a crucifix on the end, and the “Apostles Creed” would be said on that, and there are also “Glory Be” prayers that are said on that Rosary.
Rosary Beads are big sellers in Roman Catholic stores, and they are made out of different materials including plastic, wood, glass and various metals. Some Rosary bead sets can even glow in the dark, and I owned a pair of them. People are taught to pray the Hail Mary at a very young age, and though they may not attend a Catholic Church for years, they will still remember the Hail Mary prayer. You will often hear the Hail Mary prayed in its entirety at Roman Catholic wakes inside the funeral parlour. Often the prayer is led by the local Catholic Priest. He will pray the first part which goes like this: “Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou, amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.” The Roman Catholics who are in attendance will then respond with the second part of the Hail Mary, which is as follows: “Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death, Amen.” This would continue until all 5 decades of the Rosary were said, and it would often sound like a chant, as the Priest did his part and we did our part. It kind of made me feel good, to rattle off all my Hail Mary’s along with the rest of the people, but it never gave me any spiritual help at all in my life!
Franklin Graham is following along in his father Billy’s footsteps, and working hand in hand with the Roman Catholic church. The Roman Catholic church preaches a false soul damning gospel, which includes their Catholic Mass. They teach that their Catholic Mass satisfies the justice of God, for sins committed against him. If you believe that, then YOU are not a Christian yourself. If you promote that, then YOU are doing the Devil’s work! Rome teaches that a person is born again when that person is baptized as an infant. The Bible teaches us that a spiritual birth is necessary. (John 3:1-8) Rome teaches that there is a place called Purgatory, while the Bible teaches that a person will be SAVED or DAMNED with no second chance after death! (Mark 16:15-16, John 3:16-21) Rome still prays for the dead souls in Purgatory, and Catholic Masses are still offered up on their behalf also. Jesus Christ preached about Heaven and Hell, and he never mentioned Purgatory, because the place does NOT exist. It is a man-made teaching of the Roman Catholic system, which was demonically inspired! It is almost as if the Lord God Almighty is waiting for the modern day pastors and ministers to preach out against these things, but it is not happening. I do thank the Lord for the small remnant of faithful believers who do speak out, but their voices are often smothered by the large ministries which take in hundreds of millions of dollars, each and every year.
The real Jesus Christ made it very clear that salvation was found in him alone. He made it very clear that people who believed in him would be SAVED, and those who did not would be DAMNED! (Mark 16:15-16) Keep in mind that Jesus Christ created all things (John 1:1-3, Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 44:24), and he is the very one who will judge us all on Judgment Day! Do you really believe that God sent “Mother Teresa” to preach a message that people can be saved in different religions? Who is telling the truth here? Is it Jesus Christ or is it “Mother Teresa”? Whose report will you believe dear reader? Will you believe the Vatican Gospel or the Gospel of Jesus Christ? The Hindu people worship millions of “gods” which contradicts the gospel of Jesus Christ. So did “Mother Teresa” preach the gospel of Jesus Christ? The answer is no! Mother Teresa totally contradicted the words of Jesus Christ himself, and the words of Peter also, whom the Catholics claim as their first Pope! Not only that but “Mother Teresa” is on the road to becoming a Roman Catholic “Saint” and the Catholics will be praying to her like the rest of their “Saints.”
The word propaganda is defined as follows: The systematic propagation of a doctrine or cause or of information reflecting the views and interests of those advocating such a doctrine or cause. [The Free Dictionary]
Friends this is nothing more than Roman Catholic propaganda, and it has been going on for many centuries. Mother Teresa did not preach the gospel of Jesus Christ at all, because she was raised up in a system which preaches a counterfeit gospel. The propaganda machine of Rome is as vibrant as it has always been. The current Pope Francis is constantly in the headlines, holding up little children or laying his hands upon them, and he looks like the nicest man in the world. Do not be fooled by that folks because that same Pope said nothing to help the Protestant Christians in Chiapas, Mexico who were tossed into jails after they refused to convert to Roman Catholicism. The Pope was riding around in his Popemobile in Chiapas, Mexico, the very same town where the true born-again believers were taken from their homes, and tossed into jail! That is exactly what the wicked church of Rome did during the inquisition, when people rejected her false teachings.
The Only Thing That Matters
Hey Guys! We are living in amazing times for sure. The only thing that matters is whether or not you are right with God. Have you ever been born again of the Spirit? Each and every one of us has experienced our fleshly (physical birth) into this world, but Jesus said we needed a SPIRITUAL birth to enter his kingdom! (John 3:1-8) Jesus spoke these words to a very religious Jewish Rabbi named Nicodemus.” That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. ” (John 3:6-7) Without this SPIRITUAL birth, a person simply remains DEAD in their sins (John 8:24), and VOID of the everlasting LIFE which is found in Jesus Christ. (John 3:16-21, 1 John 5:9-13) How serious is that? Are you willing to take Jesus at his word? “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened (made alive) by the Spirit:” (1 Peter 3:18)
The prophetic word is the ultimate testimony that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation for all of humanity. After Jesus rose from the dead, he appeared to His own disciples and He shared a meal with them. [Luke 24:36-47] Jesus had already showed them His pierced hands and feet and then . . . And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be FULFILLED, which were written in the law of MOSES, and in the PROPHETS, and in the PSALMS, concerning ME. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved CHRIST to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among ALL nations, beginning at JERUSALEM. (Luke 24:44-47)
Did Moses and Elijah have inside information about the upcoming death of Jesus Christ at Jerusalem? Yes they did, and they even spoke with Jesus Christ, concerning his DEATH at Jerusalem? I am not making this stuff up folks. It has been RECORDED in the Bible for a reason! That’s right, I am talking about the very same Moses from the Old Testament, the one who received the Ten Commandments from God. (Exodus 19-20) I am talking about that famous man named Elijah, the one who was caught up in a whirlwind into Heaven! (2 Kings 2:1-12) They actually spoke with the REAL Jesus Christ, who was crucified on the cross for our sins!
The Apostle Paul (known as Saul at that time) was an UNSAVED Jewish man until the day that the Lord Jesus Christ spoke to him out of Heaven above. Paul was a severe persecutor of Christians, and he gave his own approval to the DEATH of many of those same Christians. The only problem was that Paul was a very religious man, BUT he was also a very LOST man. Paul was never the same after he got SAVED, and he began to preach that Jesus was the Christ (Messiah) immediately after that. Paul suffered severe persecution himself from his fellow Jews and others also, but he kept going despite the many hardships that came his way.
Abraham is probably best remembered as the husband of Sarah, who gave birth to Isaac, when she was a very old woman. Isaac was the child that the Lord promised Abraham and Sarah, and it came to pass as the Lord promised, but it was according to His timetable and not their own. Did you know that this same Abraham was given a promise, that he would be the Father of many nations? Many people often think of Abraham in terms of the people of Israel, but they are completely unaware that Abraham is also called the Father of many nations. (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. (Romans 4:17,18 )
I recently viewed a video from James Robison’s Television show, which you can also view by clicking on this link here = 2011 video. On this one particular program, James Robison had a Roman Catholic priest on as his guest. I listened briefly as the priest “Father” Jonathan Morris explained to James Robison and his wife, how he had accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour, and that most Catholics just do not know how to explain their faith. I do not doubt the sincerity of Jonathan Morris, but the Jesus Christ that I learned about as a Roman Catholic, is not the Jesus Christ that saved my soul. “Father” Jonathan Morris preaches the false gospel of the Roman Catholic church, from which the Holy Spirit of truth set me free.
I can remember getting a ‘check’ in my Spirit many times, as I would listen to other Christians talk about the Jewish people, almost as if, they (the Jewish people) did not need to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ like everyone else. It was almost as if they (the Jewish people) were alright just the way they were. I can remember listening to a radio teacher early on Sunday mornings, and I would hear him quote the scriptures, including passages from the book of Romans regarding the grace of God, and I would say amen. Then one day I heard that same preacher say something about the apostle Paul as being the only apostle that had the ‘mystery’ revealed to him, and he contrasted Paul’s Gospel with the rest of the apostles of Jesus Christ, and I said huh? What on earth is this guy talking about? Little did I know at the time, but I was listening to a classic dispensationalist teacher, that is sometimes hard to discern because of the mixture with truth.
In the modern day church if you can say “I love Jesus” then you are in, no matter what others may say. You can also teach your parrot or parakeet to say “I love Jesus” if you so desire. The Pope also declares that he loves Jesus, but the only problem is, that the gospel of Rome, of which the Pope is the head, preaches a different gospel than the one which Jesus Christ proclaimed. The modern day ecumenical movement, (false unity movement) kind of reminds me of a scene from the “The Wizard Of Oz” movie. Do you remember the part, where the little dog Toto pulled the curtain back, to reveal the “Wizard” inside pulling the levers? The Wizard was deceiving all the people, giving off the impression that he was someone big and powerful, but in reality he was not. The modern day church with it’s multimedia “gospel” stations, the humongous crusades, and everything else gives off the impression something BIG is happening. This must be JESUS is the cry, but in reality it is nothing but smokescreens. Satan, the father of lies, is the one pulling the levers, and sending out the smokescreens, and deceiving precious souls.