Christians Deny Jesus

It does not seem possible that a Christian would deny the deity of Jesus. How could anyone in a position of authority in the Christian Church deny that Jesus is the Son of God. And Yet that is exactly what we are seeing in our modern age.

The Bible Predicts This

Actually our Bible predicts that this is exactly will happen in the last days. 2 Tim. 4:3 (NIV): “For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.”

It Is Shocking What Some “Christian Teachers” Are Saying

Some would say that this has happened throughout history. And yes, there have been teachers in the past that have done this. But nothing like that which is happening in our modern time. For instance, John Shelby Sprong, the Episcopal bishop of Newark, New Jersey has enthusiastically promoted the following:

  • The resurrection of Christ as not a real event but a legend.
  • There was no empty tomb, no angels, no appearances.
  • No reasonable person could believe in the literal interpretation of the Bible.
  • The virgin of a literal Bible – the virgin of annunciation, Bethlehem, and the manger – “will have to go.”
  • The church should actively endorse and even celebrate homosexual behavior, as well as heterosexual liaisons outside of marriage.

I have found the same thing throughout my own denomination. Pastors that profess to represent Jesus Christ actually proclaiming that He is NOT the unique Son of God. They proclaim that the Bible only contains God’s Word to us and it is up to us to find which is God’s Word and which was just put there by human beings.

These Teachers Put Themselves Above God

These teachers are putting themselves above God. In effect, they are saying that they are the ones who are able to determine what is truth and what is not. They are actually saying that they do not believe in a God that is powerful enough to be able to give His Truth to us. This type of thinking is actually saying that we humans are more powerful than God.

But do not be surprised at this. Again the Bible has prophesied it. 2 Thess. 2:3 (NIV) “Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.”

The Meaning of “Rebellion.”

The word “rebellion” comes from the greet word [apostasia] which mean a “falling away,” “a defection from the truth.” It is the word from which we get our English word “apostasy.” Its full meaning is “a defection from the truth or a departure from that which was given at the first.” In other words, they did know the truth, but have decided in their own minds that it is no longer the truth. However, they now claim to know what the truth is. They have put themselves above God.

The False Teachers

They tell us that all we need to do is to live “good” lives. And if we listen to them, we will know how to live this “good” life. The problem is that different teachers teach many different ways to live this “good” life. Yet, ultimately, all of these teachings lead us away from God.

For instance, they teach that we are to love everyone. On the surface this is exactly what the Bible teaches because they are right, “God is Love.” God does say that we are to love everyone, to treat them like our brother. But, we are not to accept their actions that are against Biblical teaching. You see, the Bible says that God will only accept those who live according to His standard and thus, will get into heaven.

These false teachers go off on another tangent. They teach that since God loves everyone, He accepts everyone and will bring everyone into His heaven. Our mission is to get them to live “good” lives while they are here on earth.

The problem with this is that our character, our attitude nor our actions will change when we get to heaven. Remember, God created us as free creatures, He will never make robots out of us. He will never make us do what we do not want to do. Thus, if these false teachers are correct, heaven will be no different than life here on earth. Does this sound like a loving God that wants the best for His creation?

Do Not Be Misled By Them

Don’t be mislead by these so-called teachers. Remember that if God is truly God, the one that is able to transport you to heaven, then He is capable of giving His Truth to us. And He has done this through our Holy Bible.

God wants us to enjoy “His” heaven. He does not want it changed. And since He will not force us to do anything we don’t want to do, the only people who will be able to enter heaven are those who live by His standard and want to live according to His will.

Can We Be “Good Enough” To Enter Heaven?

Will we ever be “good enough” to be able to obey all of God’s laws. Throughout history, people have tried but none have ever succeeded. It is not possible. So what has God done? He has MADE it possible. All we have to do us to show Him that we WANT to live according to His laws.

God Has Provided a Way

How do we do this? God has also provided for this. This is why He sent his unique Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the Cross for us. He came and paid the penalty for our sins. All we must do is to accept what He did for us, accept Him as our Lord and Savior, and we will be saved. That is, we will be “good enough” to enter his heaven.

Are you interested? Click here and study “How To Live Forever.” God has spelled it out and made it very simple. All we have to do is follow His instructions.

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