'CHRISTIANS' ARE NOT SAVED, ACCORDING TO JESUS.
WHO IS YOUR SUPREME AUTHORITY?
WHO IS YOUR SUPREME AUTHORITY?
Your salvation is dependent on your answer to that question; Who is your supreme authority?
Before we answer that question, there’s an important point to understand here. We need to understand the significant difference between the two types of sinners. This makes a big difference in knowing who is your supreme authority. The two types of sinners in the Scriptures, give us an clue as to who a person’s supreme authority is. One type of sinner rejects God‘s command(s) and other type simply sins against God’s commands – they are both sinners, and they both sound bad, one type of sinner will be saved and the other type will be lost. ..
THE TWO TYPES OF SINNERS
In the Scriptures there are two types of sinners, and we all fit into one or the other: presumptuous sinners and unintentional sinners. We see these two types scattered throughout the Scriptures. Different Bible versions use different names. We see them both together in Numbers 15:22-31 as well as other places. There we learn that there was atonement being made for the unintentional sinner, but no atonement was made for the presumptuous sinner, they were to be ‘cut-off’.
Presumptuous sinners (also known as; wicked, workers of iniquities, and the lawless) are those who reject one or more of God’s laws, usually because they have been deceived. When they reject one or more of God’s commands, or Jesus’ instructions, (i.e., spurning divine authority), they will never feel convicted of breaking those commands (i.e., sin), and will then not feeling the godly sorrow which leads to repentance, they are what the Scriptures refer to as a presumptuous sinners. Presuming that some, or all, of God’s commands are not for them, presuming that they don’t have to keep them and God doesn’t care, and they presume there will be no consequences for breaking those commands (As the serpent told Eve, ‘you will surely not die’), and so a presumptuous sinner feels no need to repent. And without repentance there is no atonement or forgiveness – but they don’t feel they a need for forgiveness anyway. They are deceived and lost, and unless they repent, they will die in their sins.
When people are told by their churches, that it God doesn’t care if they keep His laws, and there will be no consequences to violating God’s commands, people will become presumptuous sinners. A presumptuous sinner doesn’t have God as their supreme authority. They think they do, but having rejected some of God’s laws, they have spurned His authority. That fact that they keep some, or even most of His commandments, doesn’t make up for the commands they reject.
Unintentional sinners, accept God as their supreme authority, and know that they are to keep all His laws and attempt to do so, although they occasionally stumble and fall into sin when overcome by temptation and at a time of moral weakness. But unlike the presumptuous sinner, the unintentional sinner feels guilt, remorse and godly sorrow, so they repent when they sin. And because of that repentance, their sins are blotted out of the heavenly record, they are forgiven, pardoned, their sins are atoned for and they are made white as snow. True repentance makes them right with God, justified, just as if they have never sinned. Unintentional sinners, because of their repentance are saved. Unintentional sinners accept God as their supreme authority.
We find a perfect illustration of these two types of sinners in Proverbs 24:16, “For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity”. Proverbs 24:16 says a man may fall into sin many (seven) times but when they ‘rise again’ by repentance, they are still considered ‘righteous’. However, those who fall into sin even once, but don’t rise again by repentance, are considered ‘wicked’, and have fallen to their doom, or destruction.
WHAT IS A ‘SUPREME AUTHORITY’?
We have many authorities in our lives to which we much answer to; God, Jesus, police, civil authorities, parents, teachers, spouse, court system, boss, religion doctrine, religious authorities, self, and perhaps others, depending on our situation in life. But only one authority can be our “supreme authority” by definition. Our supreme authority is the one authority which we deem as our greatest authority, the one we will always obey. If there is ever a conflict between what different authorities command of us, we will always obey the greater of those authorities. Our supreme authority is our greatest of all authorities, and we will never choose against our supreme authority, and we always obey our supreme authority. We all have a supreme authority, which to us is our authority of greatest ‘worth’ – but, if we reject even a single command given by our supreme authority it is no longer our supreme authority. To reject, even one command means to spurn that authority and accept another authority as supreme.
In the Book of Acts we see a conflict between two authorities. Peter and the apostles were commanded by the Jewish religious authorities to stop preaching in the name of Jesus. Acts 5:28-29 (NKJV), “saying, “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!”
29 But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.” . Peter and the apostles set aside the command of the religious authority because it was in conflict with a command of their supreme authority. God was Peter’s and the apostles’ supreme authority.
God is to be our supreme authority. God has given us many commands He expects us to keep (the “law and prophets’, or the Torah). If we are deceived by another ‘lawless’ authority (church, pastor, parent, priest, Pharisee, etc) tells us we don’t have to keep some, or all, of God’s commands, and we accept that ‘lawless’ authority over God’s authority, we then become presumptuous sinners and God is no longer our supreme authority.
When we reject even one of God’s commands, we have spurned His authority, and He is no longer our supreme authority. We may believe that He is still our supreme authority and obey some, or even most, of His commands, go to church, but as far as God is concerned, we have another supreme authority, or another god. Repentance is needed.
Repentance then is to submit, or resubmit, ourselves to God’s supreme authority.
Note; Because Jesus only spoke Yahoveh’s words (Deuteronomy 18:18-19, John 14:10, 24), and Jesus told us to obey the Father’s (Yahoveh) commands, to obey Jesus is the same as to obey Yahoveh – their messages are the same. You are saved if you truly make either Jesus or Yahoveh your supreme authority… They both commanded us to worship Yahoveh alone and keep His Commandments.
WE WORSHIP OUR SUPREME AUTHORITY
The word ‘worship’ is a conjunction of two words ‘worth’ and ‘ship’. When we obey our supreme authority, it is honoring that supreme authority as our greatest ‘worth’, and that is an act of worship. Whoever, or whatever, is our supreme authority is also ‘our god’ or ‘God’. Jesus told the Pharisees, since they had set aside some of God’s commands to obey their traditions, their worship was in vain (Matthew 15:9, Mark 7:7). Why? Their worship was in vain because in setting aside some of God’s commands it was evident that God wasn’t their supreme authority, so God wasn’t their real god, therefore their worship of Him was meaningless, it was simply paying ‘lip-service’. We can’t worship God if we reject some of His commands– because by our disobedience we dishonor Him and that is spurning His authority and rejecting Him as our supreme authority, or as our God. Only when we fully submit to Him as our supreme authority, will He accept our worship. The Pharisees had another god, another supreme authority, which was their ‘religion’ or ‘religious tradition’. But Jesus told us who was really behind their false worship, he told them their ‘father’ (i.e. their supreme authority) was the Devil (John 8:44). They, in effect, were unwittingly worshiping their ‘father’, the devil, or the ‘beast’.
According to the Book of Revelation, there are really only two objects of worship, ‘God’ and ‘the Beast’. If we are not worship Yahoveh God, we are worshiping ‘the Beast’, because the Beast is the deceiver and the mastermind behind all false worship and religions. To worship any false god, including self, is in essence to obey, and to worshiping the ‘beast’. The ‘beast’ single goal is to have you reject God’s commands, thereby rejecting His authority, and then you can no long worship God - you will then, by default, by your obedience, be worship the ‘beast’.
All people will eventually receive either the ‘seal of God’ (those who worship Yahoveh as their supreme authority, i.e., the unintentional sinners) or the ‘Mark of the Beast’ (all other people, i.e., the presumptuous sinners). The Beast is ultimately behind the deceptions causing people to submit to another supreme authority. The ‘beast’ is using church teaching, doctrines, and messages today to get people to reject, some or all of God’s laws. Almost every Christian church will tell us that we can reject God’s law because; Jesus died on the cross, the law was nailed to the cross, it’s the old covenant, it was for the Jews only, it was just a tutor to lead us to Christ, Jesus fulfilled it for you, you are saved by grace apart from the law, Jesus suffer for your sins, his blood cleanses you if you believe, just say the sinner’s prayer, plead the blood, receive the sacraments, etc., etc., etc. You can believe the church, or you can believe God.
AGAIN, WHO IS YOUR SUPREME AUTHORITY?
So, back to the question, who is your supreme authority? By definition, you will never disobey your supreme authority. And I know that most Christians would say that Jesus is their supreme authority, or God is their supreme authority. But is Jesus or God truly the supreme authority of Christians, or have they also been deceived by the Beast into believing that God is their supreme authority, while He is not? Has Christianity turned its’ back on God’s authority by rejecting His commands?.
If God, or Jesus, is our supreme authority, we will never reject God’s commands or Jesus’ instructions, right? We do sin from time to time, but that’s much different from rejecting, some, or all, of God’s laws.
GOD MUST BE YOUR SUPREME AUTHORITY
So if God, or Jesus, is not truly our supreme authority, we are in big trouble. That’s the bad news, but the good news is, that we can change that in a heart-beat if we will repent and submit, or resubmit, ourselves to God as our supreme authority.
WHY CHRISTIANS FAIL TO MAKE GOD THEIR SUPREME AUTHORITY
So where do Christians fail? Jesus said in Matthew 4:10 that we are to worship and serve Yahoveh God alone. In Mark 12:28, Jesus said Yahoveh is one and He is the one and only God. In Exodus 20:2-3, God said that He, Yahoveh, is the only God and there are no more – worship no others. In John 17:3 Jesus said the ‘Father’ (Yahoveh) is the only true God, and our eternal life depends on us knowing that. The first and greatest mistake Christianity makes is worshiping a Trinity. And I know Christians don’t worship the Trinity because they find it in their Bibles, because it’s not there. They do it because they are deceived by the ‘church’ into accepting, believing and worshiping God as a Trinity. However the Scriptures clearly tell us there is only one God, Yahoveh, and to worship a Trinity is to disobey Jesus and God as our supreme authority. If we do that, our worship is in vain.
Second, Jesus, speaking Yahoveh God’s words (Deuteronomy 18:18-19, John 14:10), said in Matthew 5:17-20 that we are to keep the Old Testament ‘Law and Prophets’, every jot and tittle until heaven and earth pass away, even the least commandment. Jesus said, if you want eternal life, keep the commandments of God (Matthew 19:17, John 14:21, Revelation 12:17, 14:12, 22:14). But Christians don’t keep the ‘law and prophets’ as Jesus commanded because their churches deceive them in telling them they don’t need to. So instead a submitting to God as their supreme authority, they have accepted another authority which tells them they can reject Jesus’ instructions and God’s commands. Rejecting God’s commands, any of them, makes them what the Scriptures refer to as ‘presumptuous sinners’ or ‘lawless’. All ‘lawless’ people have unwittingly and unknowingly rejected God as their supreme authority and will have their place is the furnace of fire (Matthew 13:40-42). They still believe God to be their supreme authority, but they have knowing ly or unknowingly, submitted to another authority as supreme. Their worship is in vain.
Christians who worship a Trinity and refuse to keep God’s Old Testament ‘law and prophets’ are lost, presumptuous sinners and don’t know it. Based on the assurance their churches give them, they feel confident that they are in good standing with God and will go to heaven. They are often nice, kind, generous and loving people who attend church often and receive the sacraments. But they are the many on the ‘broad way’ leading to destruction and don’t know it because they have been deceived. How could they have the avoided that deception, or get out of it now? Matthew 23:8, “But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren.” They could avoid that deception by paying heed to Jesus’ words, and letting him be your teachers. Matthew 24:11, “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many…” So how are the ‘false prophets’ deceiving the ‘many’ people? In Matthew 7:15 it was the ‘false prophets’ who Jesus said were deceiving ‘many’ people into being ‘lawless’, and traveling on the ‘broad way’.
Reject anyone who speaks contrary to Jesus’ words.
We read in 2Peter 3:16-18 that there were certain people who read Paul’s epistles and concluded that they could be lawless (wicked or presumptuous sinners), setting some or all of God’s laws aside, and still be saved. Being lawless meant that they have rejected God as their supreme authority. Peter concludes by warning us not to fall into that error, because it will lead to our destruction.
How is it that the church which claims to worship and serve God has drifted so far away from God? Why did they start worshiping God as a Trinity, and why did they reject God’s ‘law and prophets’ in spite of Jesus’ clear message to worship Yahoveh only and keep the Old Testament ‘law and prophets’?
That’s a longer story which has to do with several people and events in history. What is important to know is that the ‘mother church’ (the great whore, RCC) has fallen into these errors in the 4th century AD and these errors are now embedded into her doctrines so she will never change them. Her daughters (The Protestant churches) have then inherited these same errors. And today ‘all the world is deceived and wonders after the Beast’ (Revelation 12:9-13:3). And all who wondered after the ‘beast’ will receive the ‘mark of the Beast’ unless they repent and submit in obedience to God as their supreme authority, in which case they will receive the ‘seal of God (Yahoveh)’.
The bottom line is, submit to Yahoveh as your supreme authority, which means that you will attempt to keep all of His commandments (Law and Prophets). Revelation 22:14, “Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.”
If Jesus and the Father are in 100% agreement, and they are one, how could someone dare pit Jesus against the Father by saying that Jesus undid the laws the Father told us to keep forever?
If God said don’t do it, why would you listen to your pastor, priest, church, teacher, parent, or anyone else who tells you it’s OK to do it. Look what happened to Eve.
If God said don’t eat it, who is a greater authority which can overrule God’s command?
If God keep a certain day holy, who has the authority to annual God’s command?
If Jesus and God both agree that Yahoveh is God, and He is one and only one, whose to say that God is three?
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