An important teaching of Jesus Christ is the warning that many would come and use His name claiming to be of Him. These impostors would deceive many (Math 24:5).
Mark 13:5-6 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you: For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Matt 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
You shall know them by their vain or empty words. They preach a power point sermon about a Christ they do not have a relationship with.
Only those who truly abide in Christ see this deception for what it is.
Matt 24:24 For there shall arise a false Christ, and a false prophet, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Jesus will say to many upon his Second Coming, “depart from me you workers of iniquity, I never knew you”.
We are to cast off the works of darkness brought by the traditions of men, and embrace the true teaching of Jesus Christ. He is that light illuminating our path towards fellowship with Him.
Matt 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
John did not baptize with water and expect immediate repentance, it would be a process.
Likewise sanctification and belief of the truth are unto the Assurance of Salvation, ready to be revealed at the last day.
This teaching of Jesus Christ is one of the essential doctrines of the Christian Faith, yet very few understand it.
Many false teachers proclaim that Salvation is accomplished through a formula of words to be recited.
The teaching of Jesus Christ tells us that the elect are sealed unto the day of redemption, which is when they receive their Salvation upon His Second coming (Eph 4:30; Heb 9:28).
We can have the Assurance of Salvation; however many who claim a false salvation that is based upon self-righteousness, and the gospel of men. These will be damned as a result of not truly living in or for Christ (Jer 17:13; Psalm 101:4; Mathew 7:15-23).
The teaching of Jesus Christ on the essential doctrine of Salvation is explained in the link below.
Without His Holy Spirit we can not know Christ, he can not know us, and idolatry is almost guaranteed to occur.
Idolatry involves everything in our lives that distracts us from worshiping and obeying God.
1 Cor 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
The teaching of Jesus Christ regarding those who claim to be pastors, but are merely false teachers that lead people astray, are widely ignored.
2 Tim 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables
Christ is the head of the church and no man can legally take the title of Rabbi, Father, or Shepherd. Christ is our only Shepherd, and yet mere men are idolized today by many.
John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
So often, the words of men become more import than the teaching of Jesus Christ.
Christianity unfortunately, has become just another religion to so many.
Declaring that god wants to bless us with the desires of our flesh is the new gospel presented by the false teachers in the Church. This is indeed idolatry, but it is widely accepted.
The teaching of Jesus Christ regarding taking up ones cross and suffering for Him has been replaced with the Pre-tribulation Rapture Deception.
1 Cor 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned
An essential teaching of Jesus Christ is that we are the temple of God. The Spirit of God however will not dwell in a temple that is unfit for his presence.
We must not defile our temple with idolatry (1 Cor 6:19; 1 Cor 3:16; 2 Cor 6:16).
The false teachers in the Church today operate in the flesh, and regard the things of the flesh.
They are in fact blind to the truth and purpose of this life which is in Christ. As a result of their guidance as it were, those that they teach also have a focus on material things and selfish desires. These people want a god that will accept their self righteousness and worldly pursuits, and still consider them holy.
False teachers in the Church deceive by omission; this is when they leave out the teaching of Jesus Christ to present their truth. This is also known as propaganda.
The false prosperity message from the mouths of the false teachers in the church is “If you ask and believe all things will be yours” (Mat 21:22).
So often we ask and do not receive, because we ask in the spirit of our own lusts. Our prayers are so often towards wealth and prosperity. The love of money and the lusts of this world are indeed idolatry, according to the teaching of Jesus Christ.
1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Our greatest desires should be to receive the Comforter that enables us to understand His words of truth.
The teaching of Jesus Christ instructs us to seek first the kingdom of God (James 4:3-4; Math 6:33).
The New Law and teaching of Jesus Christ is recorded for us in the first book of His testimony (Math 22: 36-40).
The false teachers in the Christian Church need to keep people under the bondage of the Old Testament law primarily to keep the tithes coming in.
A secondary motive is to feed their misled flock with a false sense of security in salvation through works.
This prevents the true Baptism of the Holy Spirit and a real relationship with Christ from occurring. It is easy to control a church that does not have the mind of Christ.
Tithing is a terrible lie, not only because it is not of the teaching of Jesus Christ, but it also leads to idolatry.
For most who claim to be Christians, the following works give them the illusion of becoming born again and receiving salvation.
The teaching of Jesus Christ, is revealed in the New Covenant Of Christ. Without his Spirit abiding in us we are not of Him (James 2:26; 1 John 3:24; 1 John 4:6).
The remainder then is for them to do with as they wish. Tithing is of the Old Testament Law, that no longer applies after Christ.
The rest of the week it is not so important. One day is for the lord and the rest of the week is for their selfish desires.
Christ is the only true Shepherd and bishop of our souls. Why is it that men look to other men for answers instead of the Word of God?
This same group claims to be born again as a result of the above ordinances they follow; yet they are forever learning and not able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Christ never spoke of keeping the Sabbath. We are under no obligation to keep or observe this as a day of rest.
The teaching of Jesus Christ is to keep every day as unto the Lord.
When we spend an hour a week in a building called the church, as opposed to shining the light of Jesus and becoming the church, what profit is there for us or others?
We are all to bear the cross with our eyes set on Jesus, thus fulfilling the mission of becoming part of the church. The average person thinks that the Christian experience involves the following:
These actions have nothing to do with bearing the cross of Christ; they prove a complete lack of the Spiritual understanding and depth required to follow Christ.
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