Wednesday, 5 September 2018

THE DECEPTION OF JUDAISM


1.Christian belief of “Who is God”?

We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons. The Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit and these three are one.

 

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

1 John 5:7 (KJV)

 

Judaism belief of “Who is God”?

Orthodox Jews believe there is only one God. He is a Spirit who is all-knowing, all-powerful, ever-present, and eternal.

Reform Jews, however, can interpret the “God concept” however they like, and that’s still within the boundaries of their Judaism. They can be atheist, naturalists, religious humanists, but they all agree on one concept” The truth is that we do not know the truth” So if you want to know what reform Jews believe about God today, it really depends on which Jewish person you ask.

 

 

2. Christians belief of “Who is Jesus”?

Jesus is our Lord and Saviour.

 

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:11(KJV)

 

Judaism belief of “Who is Jesus”?

One thing most Jewish people do agree on today is that Jesus is not that Messiah.

 

3.Christians belief of Heaven and Hell.

Christians have an assurance that we shall be welcomed to the Almighty Father’s home which is heaven. It is His house who is KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS, dwells in light and eternity.

 

In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

John 14:2-3 (KJV)

 

The Bible speaks about hell and each of us shall give an account on the day of judgement. The Bible talks about second death where there will be a final separation of sinners from God.

 

And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Revelation 20:14-15 (KJV)

 

Judaism belief of  Heaven and Hell.

Orthodox Jews do believe there is life after death. They believe the righteous of all nations will live forever with God. Some believe nothing happens when you die. Others believe you go to She’ol or Gehenna, a place of purification (kind of like a Jewish purgatory). Then you either go directly to Paradise, or you are destroyed and cease to exist, or you continue to live in a state of unending remorse. Again, today’s Judaism leaves it open to personal opinion.

In the Reform and Conservative branches, most have no concept of personal life after death. What is most important is the here and now—being a good person, and making the world a better place.

 

4.Christian belief of Sin and Salvation.

If we deny we have not sinned the truth is not in us.


If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1 John 1:8 (KJV)

 

The denial of our sin only deceives ourselves, but reflects dishonour to God.

 

If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us

1 John 1:10 (KJV)

 

The confession and act of faith that Jesus is Lord and Saviour and that He was raised from the dead, shows that a Bible believing Christian is saved by the righteousness of Christ imputed through faith.

 

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Romans 10:9-10(KJV)

 

 

Judaism belief of Sin and Salvation

None of the branches of Judaism believe in original sin. They teach that man is created in the image of God and is born morally pure. They either think of humanity as neutral—with the potential for both good and bad—or as basically good. Although men do sin, they believe that God’s justice is tempered with mercy.

Many Jewish people never ask the question, “What do I have to do to get into Heaven?” since Judaism teaches that all good people from all nations will go to Heaven. And because most Jews don’t believe in Hell, they don’t think of needing to be “saved” from anything. Remember, they believe they already have a favoured standing with God as His “chosen people.”

Many Jews do believe that studying the Torah, praying and doing good deeds will earn them a better place in Heaven, but they get a “Free Pass” as descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Scripture has something to say about that kind of thinking:

 

And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

Matthew 3:9 (KJV)

 


With Blessing in Christ,

 

David & Gay

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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

THE DECEPTION OF ROMAN CATHOLICISM


 

 

1.    Who is God?

 

Biblical Christianity and Roman Catholicism share similar beliefs that God is the Creator of all things.

 

 

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Colossians 1:16-17(KJV)

 

2.    Who is Jesus?

 

Biblical Christianity and Roman Catholicism share similar beliefs that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin, who suffered and died for our sins, and rose again on the third day.

 

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

1 Corinthians 15:3-4(KJV)

 

3.    Christians belief of Heaven and Hell

 

The Bible speaks clearly of the existence of Heaven. It describes a place in which sadness, pain, and death end.

 

 

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Revelation 21:4(KJV)

 

Hell is also spoken in the Bible. It is a place of torment or misery and eternal punishment of the wicked after death and complete separation from God.

 

 

In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

2 Thessalonians 1:8-9(KJV)

 

 

Roman Catholicism belief of Heaven and Hell

 

According to the Catholic Catechism, upon death each person will begin eternal life. After being judged by Christ each individual will gain “entrance into the happiness of heaven, immediately or an appropriate purification, or entry in the eternal damnation of hell” Heaven is described as “the state of supreme and definitive happiness those who die in the grace of God and have no need of further purification are gathered around Jesus and Mary, the angels and the saints”

 

In addition, Catholics believe in a “holding place” called Purgatory, for which there is no biblical basis. It is believed to be an intermediate stage that is used to purify souls that will eventually go to Heaven, but that still have some temporal restitution they must make. Purgatory is not in the Bible. Any true Christian must be guided by the light of the Scripture and the Bible only makes mention of two eternal realities not three; eternal bliss in the presence of God Almighty (Heaven) or eternal damnation completely separated from God (Hell).

 

Jesus purged our sins already.

 

 

Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:

Hebrews 1:3(KJV)

 

The doctrine of Purgatory misleads people into thinking they can somehow be made right with God after this lifetime. Scripture clearly warns us: There are no second chances.

 

 

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Hebrews 9:27(KJV)

 

 

4.    Christian belief of Sin and Salvation

Sin is transgression/violation against God’s Holy Law. An act of rebellion against Him.

 

Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

1 John 3:4(KJV)

 

The Scriptures clearly teach that the only way we could ever be justified is by His mercy, not by the bribery of good works. Eternal life is not something we can earn, but is a free gift from God to all who repent, believe and trust the Saviour Jesus Christ.

 

 

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9 King James Version (KJV)

 

Jesus said that each one must be born again or we will not enter Heaven.

 

 

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

John 3:3(KJV)

 

The Scripture teaches only what is commonly called “believer’s baptism”, which occurs after a sinner repents, believes and trust in Jesus Christ. Because a baby cannot repent of sins committed, he is not saved by baptism- and therefore is not born again.

 

 

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

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 3:1-7(KJV)

 

 

Roman Catholicism belief of Sin and Salvation

The Vatican denies what the Bible says that eternal life is not something we earn, but is a free gift from God to all who repent and trust the Saviour. They deny this doctrine and pronouncing the curse of God upon anyone who believes that eternal life is through “faith alone”.

Roman Catholic church teaches that we can earn our salvation, calling Heaven God’s “reward for good works”

The Vatican teaches that salvation comes only through the Roman Catholic church, and because its works-based, salvation can be lost through sin and is never assured in this life. They believe that the first step in salvation is to be baptized. Tragically, the Roman Catholic church maintains that in baptism (sprinkling) the new birth takes place. The sacrament of penance is required to receive forgiveness of sins committed after baptism. Acts of penance vary but include prayer, saying the rosary, reading Scripture, saying a number of “Our Father” or “Hail Mary” prayers, doing good works, and fasting.

 

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Titus 3:5(KJV)

 

Because Salvation does not depend on a person’s repentance and faith in the saving work of Jesus Christ, according to the Catholic church even those who have never heard of Jesus can be saved- even if they follow another religion.

 

Again, the Bible is clear that forgiveness of sins does not depend on our own efforts, but only on what Christ has accomplished for us on the cross. Eternal life is freely available to all who do what the Scriptures command.

Repent, believe and trust in Jesus Christ alone to be saved.

 

With Blessing in Christ,

 

David & Gay

Thursday, 5 July 2018

THE DECEPTION OF JEHOVAH WITNESSES




1.Christian belief of “Who is God”?

We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons, The Father, Son and Holy Spirit.



For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

1 John 5:7 (KJV)



Jehovah’s Witnesses belief of “Who is God”?

They reject the biblical concept of a triune God. God is known as “Jehovah”, the Almighty. Although He is eternal and omnipotent, He is not omnipresent. In addition, Jehovah’s Witnesses deny the deity of the Holy Spirit.



2. Christians belief of “Who is Jesus”?

We believe that Jesus is God and eternally exist.



In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:1(KJV)



Jesus became flesh which we can touch and dwelt among us.



And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 1:14 (KJV)



Jesus is our God and Saviour.

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

Titus 2:13 (KJV)





Jehovah’s Witnesses belief of “Who is Jesus”?

The Watchtower Society teaches that Jesus is not God incarnate but is just a created directly by Jehovah. Before Jesus came to earth He was Michael the archangel. He was later re-created on earth as a perfect man.

Jehovah’s Witnesses also deny the bodily resurrection of Christ. They believe that after Jesus was buried, God disposed of His physical body. Jesus was raised as a spirit creature and temporarily “materialized” different physical bodies to make Himself visible to His disciples. Now back in Heaven as a spirit, He is once again known as Michael the archangel.



3.Christians belief of Heaven and Hell.

The Bible speaks clearly of the existence of Heaven. It describes a place in which sadness, pain and death end.



And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Revelation 21:4 (KJV)



Hell is also spoken in the Bible. It is a place of torment or misery an eternal punishment of the wicked after death and complete separation from God.



But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Revelation 21:8 (KJV)



Jehovah’s Witnesses belief of Heaven and Hell.

They deny the existence of Hell as a place of everlasting punishment for the wicked. They believe in “soul sleep” that humans don’t have immortal souls, so when the body dies there is no longer conscience existence. They teach that Hell is simply the common grave of mankind. Those who are righteous will be resurrected and those who are ultimately condemned by God will be annihilated and cease to exist.

The Watchtower theology of Heaven teaches that only 144,000 anointed ones can only enter Heaven. So, for the vast majority of remaining Jehovah’s Witnesses they will never go to Heaven or see Jesus/Michael. Their only hope is to live in the Paradise established on earth.



4.Christian belief of Sin and Salvation.

We believe that sin is a transgression/violation against God’s Holy law. An act of rebellion against Him.



Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

1 John 3:4 (KJV)



Salvation however, the Holy Bible says God is rich in mercy, and in His great kindness, He provided a Saviour, Jesus took the punishment for the sin of the world. He died on the cross, so that we could be forgiven, then He rose from the dead and defeated death.



But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8 (KJV)



Jehovah’s Witnesses belief of Sin and Salvation.

They believe that in the Fall, all mankind inherited “imperfection” from Adam and Eve and hence are sinners who are subject to death. But they believe sin was only partially atoned for by Christ. As a perfect man, Christ death paid the ransom that removed the effects of Adam’s sin, but Individuals still have to work to earn forgiveness for their present and future sins. Salvation include baptism by immersion, repentance, active association with the Watchtower Society, righteous conduct and absolute loyalty to Jehovah. Even then, there is no assurance of Salvation, only hope for a resurrection. Those who fail to live up to these requirements, or who are disfellowshipped by the Watchtower Society, have no hope of Salvation.



With Blessing in Christ,



David & Gay

Monday, 4 June 2018

THE DECEPTION OF MORMONISM


 

1. Christian belief of the Word of God

We use the word God, Mormons use the word God. When we say God, we mean the Creator of the universe, the one who manifest Himself to Moses on Mount Sinai, the God of Israel as He calls Himself. There is only one Creator. There are lots of gods with small g, handmade gods, gods that are made up in the minds of people, but there is only one Creator, the one in whom dwells eternal life God Almighty. There’s always only been one God and always will be one God.

 

Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,

Isaiah 46:9

 

Mormons belief of the word God

The god that they follow and serve is one of countless gods. Who became a god himself from another world, who is Elohim, he created this world and he became god by following the law and ordinances of his god. They become gods by following their god and how far does that go back.

 

2. Christian belief of the Gospel

We use the word gospel. Gospel is Christ died for our sins and rose again 3 days later according to the scriptures. The word gospel means “good news”. As preachers of the gospel we preach the gospel with the law of God to show what sin is, so we see a need of the Saviour. The gospel good news is Christ died for our sins and defeated death.

 

Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Galatians 3:24(KJV)

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

1 Corinthians 15:3-4(KJV)

 

Mormon belief of the gospel

For the Mormons gospel is merely just following the law and ordinances of the Mormon church.

 

3.Christian belief of Heaven

Heaven is the dwelling place of God. God’s kingdom is coming to earth and God’s will be done on this earth. Heaven is coming to this earth and the meek will inherit the earth. When we speak of heaven or our hope of eternity the Bible says we will receive bodies like Jesus had when He rose from the dead. Bodies that are not subject to disease, decay and death.

 

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Matthew 6:9,10

 

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

1Corinthians 15:52

 

Mormons belief of heaven

For the Mormons, heaven is divided into 3 kingdoms. Celestial, Terrestrial and Telestial. The Celestial is for the perfect Mormons, Terrestrial is moral people or lukewarm Mormons and the Telestial is for everyone else.

 

4.Christian belief of Hell

Hell is eternal damnation. A place where people are treated given their just desserts, exactly what they deserve according to the perfect righteousness of God. Outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. Everybody who’s name was not written in the Lamb’s Book of Life gets their just desserts in that place called hell.

 

And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 13:50(KJV)

 

And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Revelation 20:14-15(KJV)

 

Mormons belief of Hell

Mormon believe that hell is the temporary spirit world between death and resurrection. It is kind of a waiting place for those who are entering the telestial kingdom and hell is a temporal place by their belief.

 

5.Christian belief of Jesus

Who is Jesus according to us? According to the scripture Jesus is God manifest in the flesh. God became a human being. He created Himself a body, a body He prepared for many. He filled that body as a hand fills a glove. The Bible says, Jesus is the express image of the invisible God. The reason God became a human being was because God being a Spirit cannot die. You have to have a body to die and Jesus had to suffer and die and past through death and defeated death.

 

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: 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

I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Revelation 1:18(KJV)

 

Mormons belief of Jesus

Jesus is Celestial offspring of God the Father. He is the spirit brother of Satan and He is not eternal God, He is just a god small g.

 

With Blessing in Christ,

 

David & Gay

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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

THE DECEPTION OF REINCARNATION



Reincarnation is the teaching that after death the soul goes to a holding place and then enters in new human body. Some even believe we are incarnated into animals, plants and even inanimate objects. This cycle continues over and over for thousands of years until the person supposedly learns what he or she is supposed to learn.

 

It works with karma the idea of your passed life of goodness and badness affects the quality and the position of your next incarnation. Although that might sound good, it makes no sense. Think about it. If this is true that each person had a first incarnation that means that each person had perfect karma since he had no previous life in which he had done anything wrong. So if he had perfect karma and he didn’t learn what he was supposed to have learnt during his first life, what makes you think that after hundreds if not thousands of incarnations with accumulated bad karma, that he’s now going to be able to achieve the perfect state of union with divine consciousness.

 

Then there’s the issue of final authority, when it’s time to reincarnate who or what is the cosmic authorative figure that gets to decide whether your good or bad. These religions by and large have no God who judges nor a gauge by which we are judged by. It’s just like having a justice system with no judge. It makes no sense. The deception of reincarnation is that there’s no day of judgement, no need for the cross and no need to trust in Christ.

 

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Hebrews 9:27 (KJV)

 

Aside from Jesus no one has ever been perfect, because of this, no one can ever be good enough to escape the cycle of reincarnation. After death we face judgement meaning there is no second chance. That’s why you need a Saviour today. On the day you die, you will not go back to the end of the line to try again. You’re going to be judged and without the righteousness of Christ you don’t stand a chance.


For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

2 Corinthians 5:21(KJV)

 

With Blessing in Christ,

 

David& Gay

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Sunday, 1 April 2018

HE IS NOT HERE FOR HE IS RISEN



Above: On back of door in Tomb of Jesus




The reason why God commands all men everywhere to repent is…. Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.(Acts 17:31)


We can have assurance that the day of judgement will take place and that Jesus will judge the earth - because of the resurrection.


And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Revelation 20:12(KJV)



The Garden Tomb is believed by many to be the garden and sepulchre of Joseph of Arimathea, and therefore a possible site of the resurrection of Jesus.




So should we then try and convince an unbelieving world of the resurrection?
God’s Word is very clear about Jesus Christ resurrection appearances below:


              CHRIST’S RESURRECTION APPEARANCES


              APPEARED TO:                        REFERENCES:
            1. Mary                                           John 20:10-18
            2. Mary and women                        Matthew 28:1-10
            3. Peter                                            1 Corinthians 15:5
            4. Two disciples                              Luke 24:13-35
            5. Ten apostles                                Luke 24:36-49, John 20:19-23
            6. Eleven apostles                           John 20:24-31
            7. Seven apostles                            John 21
            8. All apostles                                 Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16:14-18
            9. 500 brethren                               1 Corinthians 15:6
          10. James                                          1 Corinthians 15:7
          11. All apostles                                 Acts 1:4-8
          12. Paul                                             Acts 9:1-9, 1 Corinthians 15:8




Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God - who was beaten and bruised for our transgressions, willingly giving up His life to conquer the grave for us!He then rose from the dead, because it was not possible that death could hold him.


Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.Acts 2:24(KJV)


Above:Tomb of Jesus

           
When sinners repent and believe the gospel, the eyes of their understanding are enlightened. They pass from darkness into light, from death to life.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
John 5:24(KJV)



We then become a new creation in Christ with a brand new heart and new desires.


Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17(KJV)



Above: Outside Tomb of Jesus




It is through the power of the gospel that the world will appreciate the miracle of the risen Christ who is the resurrection, also have assurance that God has appointed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness.


So celebrate the resurrection by sharing the good news of the gospel with someone today.




With blessing in Christ.
David & Gay
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