© John R. Nolan 27/5/09  

Thanks for the responses to the article on the keeping of the Sabboath.
    There have been some positive and accurate thoughts expressed on Scripture, re denominational systems, which are anti Christ at their most fundamental level, and are fulfilling Rev.3:14-22, having replaced the original teachings with religious doctrines and dogma.

Denominationalism is the manifestation of the anti-Christ, as all denominations, in both Christian and Jewish religions, have added to, taken from and or personally interpreted Scripture, contrary to 2 Pet.1:20 “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation.”
    Most Christians accept that prophecy, in this, the last age, is the preaching of the Word, as there are no more true prophets to the Gentiles. The only two prophets to the Gentiles were Paul and the brother who fulfills Mal.4:5-6. The two prophets yet to come, Moses and Elijah, Rev.11:3-13 are sent to Israel, in Jerusalem. Rev.11:3-12

The Gentile dispensation is over at that time and the bride has left the earth, in what is colloquially called “the rapture”.1Thes.4:15-16

Yes, some denominations teach this reference in Rev.11 applies to a “Spiritual Jerusalem,” but, without these teachers having any Biblical vindication, we can discard their comments as doctrines of devils.

Biblical vindication is the only true evidence that God is speaking, and the only gift which cannot be forged, perversely duplicated, is the discerning of the thoughts and intents of the heart, Heb.4:12 which has only been indisputably manifested in one ministry, since the time of Paul, that of William Marrion Branham.

There truly manifested this gift and that is the Voice to which Christians will listen.
    Sadly all denominations, including the 7th Dayists have put Christ outside their church and replaced Him with the doctrines and dogma of man. Rev.3:20.

That’s why we find Him on the outside, knocking on the door, seeking to be allowed back in, to take His rightful place of Headship.
    Are the readers familiar with Mal.4:5-6, Rev.10:1-7, Lk.17:30, and, if so, could you, or any other reader explain how these Scriptures are to be fulfilled, and when?

When are the Seals to be opened, who will do it?

Yes, we know it must be God, Christ, as He alone is worthy, but how and when does He do it? Without that taking place there can be no completion of the Gentile dispensation.

Amos3:7 “the Lord does nothing except He revealeth His secrets to His servants, the prophets.”

That does not qualify pastors, archbishops, popes, the tea lady nor any other self aggrandizing minister. God’s revelations have to be spoken through a prophet or God has told a lie.
    Also, would any reader show, in Scripture, where our Lord, Jesus the Christ, gave the 4th commandment in the New Testament, which is our, the Gentile church’s book? Or, for that matter, where bro. Paul instructed us to obey the Sabbath law?
   God advised us, the Gentiles, that before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord, the tribulation, He would return, open the Seven Seals, reveal all the mysteries of Scripture and call out His bride, for the catching away of 1Thes.4:15-16.

His bride does not go through the tribulation, and this, as all Scripture, must be fulfilled, or God is a liar, and that is impossible, as, “it is impossible for God to lie” Heb.6:18.

We could rave for any length of time endeavoring to prove the Sabbath, which is now, for the Gentile Bride, His rest, is already in place and has nothing to do with attending a building on Saturday or Sunday.

But, as we are instructed in Scripture, it is pointless getting involved in spurious debates over days, Sabbaths, feasts, meats, etc., so we present these thoughts which may clarify this matter, with hope there will be no further contention on this issue. Col.2:16-17
  

Christians are in His presence 24hours a day, 7days a week, and that is our rest, not being a member of some religiously oriented group. The Church is the body of Christ, Christ is the Word, Christ is God, and we, His bride, His children are in Him, are the manifestation, the witnesses of His Word being Word children, and are, Spiritually, no longer in the world.
   The Seven Seals were opened, as it is understood, by God, through a vindicated ministry, in 1963, but it appears 99% of those claiming to be Christians have refused to walk forward with the Light of this age, and have died in unbelief. “Strait is the gate and Narrow is the way, and few there be that find it.” Mt.7:14
  God’s revelation of Himself is a progressive event. He revealed Himself in His fullness in the body of Jesus the Christ, His Son.

That sounds rather selective, arrogant, superior, and it is, but our God is more a God of separation than of unity, which the Uniting church and all denominations are suggesting. 2Cor.6:17

 The mysteries of the Gentile dispensation were not revealed in that time as the Gentile dispensation had to be completed, so He can redeem and call out His Gentile bride.

Each church age, from the time of bro. Paul on had an ever increasing knowledge, understanding, revelation of the God with Whom we are deal. Paul told us we had to continue moving forward, not to stop, that there is an ongoing revelation which he, Paul, was not able to disclose at that time. Heb.5:9-14; 6:9-12

Each of the seven church ages saw a further revelation of Christ, until in this, the last age, God returns to earth, opens the Seals, reveals the mystery of the Godhead, calls out His Church for the rapture and brings judgement on the rest.
Hallelujah.
   It is appreciated the fervor of those seeking truth, but we find the Pharisees and Sadducees were absolutely sincere in fulfilling Scripture for their day, even though they were, according to Jesus, “of their father, the devil.”
  We are in a different age now; the judgement has already begun, as you are able to see about you. The world is falling apart, God is about to, if He hasn’t already, close the Door to the Gentiles and the Word will go back to Israel.
   Mal.4:5-6 was fulfilled, this writer believes. through the Ministry of, (not the man,) William Marrion Branham, 1908-1965, when Jesus Christ, God, not the flesh body, but the Spirit Who indwelt Him returned to earth to reveal the mysteries and call out His bride from the denominational chaos and apostasy.
  

Readers are encouraged to ‘come out of her my people,’ Rev.18:4, the great Whore who sits on seven hills, the Vatican, and her denominational daughters; daughters of Babylon, the pagan based cult of Rome.

I AM is now the revelation of the Bride of Christ and we encourage all who may read this document, to search the Scriptures, for it is far later than you think and God is now here, calling His children, His bride out of Laodicea back into His revealed Word for this day, as we are witness to the end of time, then end of this world, in this dimension.

© John R. Nolan 27/11/07

Should Christians have an intimate knowledge of the Bible?

If not, how will people professing Christianity know the God in Whom they claim to believe, what He is doing today, and understand the complete revelation of God as He is revealed to this, the final age in Scripture, when Christ returns, to call out His bride and bring judgement on the earth?

Yes, religion, denominations, the daughters of the great whore who sits on seven hills, the mother of all denominations, all have done their best to cloud, to misrepresent God, through their personal interpretations.

Through their religious pursuits, these self appointed leaders, pastors, archbishops, general overseers, have placed themselves as the conduits of Spiritual revelation, between man and God, totally contrary to Bible teachings.

To further demonstrate the perversity of these religious, denominational spirits, they now even ordain women into their ministries, which is contrary to Scripture. 1Tim.2:11-14

This intrusion betwixt man and God duplicates the role Satan took in the Garden of Eden, when Lucifer offered Eve a better explanation, interpretation of what God had commanded Adam.

Denominations demand their congregations listen to their ministers, their doctrines, dogma and denominational interpretations, instead of the pure Word of God, just as the Pharisees and Sadducees did with their flocks, blinding their congregations to the revelation of Jesus Christ, in their day.

TYPES and SHADOWS

‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion’, available on the net, will clarify this perversion of the Word, which act is now duplicated by all denominations.

Today, in the last moments of time, according to God’s Word, with the seven church ages complete, and Christ returning, in the clouds, Rev.1:7, to call out His bride from within the denominations, “Come out of her, My people, and be ye not partakers of her sins” Rev.18:4, we see the finish in sight.

He promised to return, to open the Seven Seals, which have hidden the mysteries of God, we find Christ has returned to earth, and spoken through a vindicated ministry, to fulfil His plan.

“In the days of the Voice of the seventh angel, when He shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished.” Rev.10:7

Do you know who this seventh angel is, and, if not, do you think it may be vital information to search out? Remember, God only speaks through prophets, Amos 3:7, so this man must have a Biblically vindicated ministry, as per Deut.18:18.

Gen.1:16 “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, ‘of every tree in the garden thou mayest freely eat; 17; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it, for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”

Is the Bible to be taken literally?

Many people suggest Scripture must be taken literally or It cannot be considered inerrant.

We know It is Perfect, though It is written in parables, which were hidden beneath the seven seals.

How then would those demanding literal interpretation be able to conclusively prove It to be either erroneous or of personal interpretation, if It has ongoing secrets?

This is why God promised to return, in the last days, to reveal the mysteries.

Excuse this small detour to more clearly encourage the reader, to ensure we comprehend the natural progression, the ongoing movement of God’s revelation of Himself.

Obviously, from Scripture, it would be easy to deduce Eve ate fruit from a specific tree, and her dietary excess bought about the fall of mankind from perfection into sin.

Yes, if It is taken literally in this, and other instances, it would be logical for any reader to become confused and doubtful of Biblical accuracy.

If it were proven that eating fruit from a tree caused sin to manifest in a human being, we need rapidly establish which tree, that we all may stop eating its fruit, lest we be found continuing in sin.

This also suggests that any person who never eats this particular fruit would remain sin free.

In Rev.10:7, we read “but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as He hath declared to His servants, the prophets.”

Note that we are awaiting a Voice which will speak, through a man, which necessitates a prophetic ministry.

Amos 3:7 “Surely the LORD will do nothing except first He revealeth His secrets to His servants, the prophets.”

Having thus established the criteria by which we may judge how we can interpret Scripture, which is through a prophet, in what context we need maintain literal interpretation, using God’s rules of analysis, we find this conundrum.

How could eating fruit in the Garden have caused the fall from Grace?

The first response from the reader may well be that Eve was disobedient, and her rebellion was the cause of the fall.

Sounds good, but it does not line up with Scripture.

Eve was deceived, conned, tricked into partaking of this specific fruit, she was not wilfully disobedient, though Adam sinned, wilfully, when he shared this fruit. 1Tim.2:14

What we need discover, as quickly as possible, is what type of tree Eve partook of, lest we too partake of it. Was it an apple, a pear, pomegranate, mango, what sort of tree could it have been?

The Bible says it was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

We find also, that standing next to this tree of knowledge of good and evil, in the garden, was a tree of Life.

It is interesting that God created all the trees, which He caused to grow out of the ground, and were good for food, Gen.2:9, but there is a distinction betwixt those trees,  the Tree of Life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil from the other trees.

It appears these last two trees did not grow out of the ground; were either of these literal trees? They were already there; we have no Scriptural reference to their creation.  Adam and Eve’s partaking of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil made Adam “as one of us” Gen.3:22, then he and she were put out of the garden, lest they partake of the Tree of Life also, and live forever.

What species of tree was the one they partook of? Does this species still exist, and what type of fruit does it produce today?

Lucifer, sorry, the serpent, who is the Devil, in a form, Rev.20:2, categorically stated, contrary to God’s Word, that Eve would not die if she partook of the fruit of the tree of knowledge, but, it was a lie he told her, for she died, didn’t she?

It was the lie that Eve partook of, that she listened to the devil instead of God which instigated the ‘fall’, when the woman was deceived.

“And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes and a tree to be desired, to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof and did eat and gave also unto her husband with her and he did eat” Gen.3:6-19

If it were a good tree it could not bring forth evil fruit, could it? Mt.7:18, 12:33; Lk. 6:43 so, we may deduce that this was not an ordinary, natural species of tree. It was a tree that produced death; it was poisonous, like a serpent, maybe?

Obviously this tree was corrupt, as it bought forth evil fruits, just as it was named. How can a tree produce fruit which will cause peoples’ consciousness, self awareness, and character, to change?

Remember, we are talking about trees in a garden just created by God, in Whom there is no evil so how could any plant life be evil?

God created all the trees in the Garden and He said, in Gen.1:31 “it was very good”, which denies the existence of a faulty tree, a poisonous one.

Let us continue with our research of literal typing.

Jesus is referred to as the Lamb of God. Jn.1:29, 36; does this imply He has four feet and produces a woolly white coat which need be sheared every season?

How many talking sheep do we know of?

He is also described as a rock, 1Cor.10:4; does that make Him a boulder?

He is the bread of Life; does that make Him a loaf of wheat?  Jn.6:48

Jn. 6:53 “Then Jesus said unto them, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto you, except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood, ye have no life in you”

If taken in the literal sense, this clearly states that all those who follow the words of Christ must be cannibals, or they are lifeless.

The Bible is written in a way to not so much deceive people, but to prevent all but God’s children comprehending what is written. Mt.13:13-17

God says “Many are called but few are chosen.” Mt.20:16

“Strait is the gate and narrow is the way and few there be that find It” Mt.7:14Mt.7:13-29 is succinct in separating those who profess to believe God from those who are called, chosen, elect of God.

More typing;

We find Lucifer, the mightiest angel, next only to God in power, Ezk.28:2-19, under the pseudonym of the king of Tyre.

Does this imply that the residents of Tyre had a literal dragon sitting on the throne?

Satan is described as a serpent, a dragon, the beast, as well as being the father of lies. Rev.20:2.

One knows of no animals that are capable of speaking, let alone lying.

We see the Lord Jesus coming, on a white horse, “His eyes were like a flame of fire, and out of His mouth goeth a sharp, two edged sword,” Rev.19:12-15 Is that to be taken literally?

The Bible contains many mysteries, but, God’s Word says that in the days of the voice of the seventh messenger, the mystery of God should be finished. Rev.10:7

God’s Word cannot fail; all has to be fulfilled, including, especially for us, those Scriptures referring to this day.

That denominational followers refuse to believe what God has said, preferring to believe their church’s doctrines and teachings, the delusions of their pastors, is horrific, though it also fulfills Scripture. Mt.13:15-16; Mk.8:18; Lk.24:16; Jn.12:40; Acts 26:18; 28:25-27; Rom.11:8-10; Eph.1:18.

Yes, the Bible means exactly what It says, and we need understand that God said He would return, before the judgement, to reveal the mysteries and to call out His children, for the catching away of 1Thes. 4:15-16.

He has blinded the Gentiles, just as He blinded the Israelites, through Types and Shadows, at the time of His first coming, to prevent them seeing Who Jesus was.

Israel was blinded for the sake of the Gentiles; otherwise the Word could never have come to call out His Gentile bride, fulfilling various O.T. prophecies.

Now the Gentiles, who have refused His Parousia, have rejected His revelation of Himself, here, according to Rev.10:1-7, have been blinded, as was Israel previously, so the Word can leave the Gentiles, close out the Gentile dispensation, and return to Israel again, to call out the 144,000, through the two prophets, Elijah and Moses, Rev.11:3-13 and bring on the  Tribulation:

Types and Shadows.

          John R Nolan 25/3/01

 

We consider the Bible, what It is and what It contains.

It is a History book, a Book of prophecy.

 

The Bible is the means God uses to reveal Himself, His plans to the world, and especially to His children.

 It’s important the readers understand our purpose is not to ask them, nor encourage them, to believe personal opinion, only to encourage the reader, if so motivated, to examine Scripture; as It is, in the eyes of this writer, the only Truth, when considering Spiritual matters dealing with Christianity.

                                                                                                                            

These writings are statements of personal beliefs of God’s Word, understanding of revelation given by God, through His Biblically vindicated prophet, Bro. William Marrion Branham, to this, the Gentile age, fulfilling Mal.4:5-6, Mat.24:24,Lk.17:30, Rev.10:7, and will be of little value to denominationally indoctrinated, Biblically blinkered readers.

  The Bible is the revelation of Jesus Christ. Rev.1:1

It is comprehensible only to His children.

It is the Book by which the world of the un-Godly is judged.

 It is the Book by which the children of the wicked one, epitomized by the Pharisees and Sadducees, the religious leaders of that time, as so today, who will answer for their personal interpretations, their manipulations and ultimate rejection of God’s Word.

 It is the religious leaders, popes, archbishops, pastors, et al, of this day, who reject His Word, who crucify unto themselves again the Son of God afresh. Heb.6:6, and who are held accountable by God, for the way they have duplicated the Pharisitical errors of the previous coming.  It is they, when He came in flesh to fulfil His promises to return, before the tribulation, to open the Seven Seals, reveal all the mysteries of God, who will answer for misleading His sheep Ezk.34:1-10.

 The Bible is full of types. 

 In one of the parables there is comparison of the children of God with sheep; whilst those of the wicked one are typed as goats. There are the weeds and the chaff, wise virgins and foolish virgins. Note, both are virgins, clean living, religious, dedicated to the Lord, pure, unadulterated, though one group are foolish.

What does this mean?

Could it be that one group is misled, deceived, seduced by Lucifer, on the Word, and listen to personal interpretations instead of relying solely and souly on the Word, as Eve and the Jewish religious leaders did?

God uses nature to type His cycle of birth, death and resurrection.

Spring, summer, autumn and winter, then back to the start, Spring. 

 In the Beginning God separated Light from darkness.

He separated Life from death.

 God is committed to separation, to rightly dividing things. He is not, as in the current denominational concepts, the God of union.

He’s here to separate the sheep from the goats, the wheat from the chaff, as the judgment fire is about to consume this planet.  To burn every bit of sin and filth from its face, so we, His children, can return to the new earth to live eternally with and in Him.

 To know God, one needs die to church doctrines and creeds and become one with the Word. The Lord Jesus prayed that we could be one with Him, even as He is one with the Father Jn.10:30; Jn.17:11-23.

Nowhere in Scripture does God describe Himself as ‘the church’, a pope, a mother of harlots, no, He is His Word.  

 To know God, to be one with God, is to die to our fleshly selves and walk in Light as He is in the Light, He is the Light. Jn.8:12; 1Jn.1:5

 As we progress through this writer’s attempts to describe, share, rejoice in the glory of God, repetition of Scripture and concepts is utilized to encourage recognition of a recurring pattern in God’s processes.

 Your whole Spiritual walk is your personal responsibility.

 Christians are instructed to “Come out from among them and be ye separate, saith the Lord and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.”2 Cor. 6:14-17.

 Here God is instructing His people to separate themselves from false worship, from fellowship with people who are not Scripturally like minded in revelation and teaching; instructing them not to marry unbelievers, or fellowship with those who refuse the continuing revelation of Jesus Christ, today.

 Our fellowship has to be Word based and nothing else.

 In Genesis God created, spoke the world into existence. Gen.1:6, 12, 16, 25 yet, in Gen.2:1-9, that which has been already spoken has not yet taken form.

  He said “Let there be Light”; whether light immediately existed or whether it manifested over possibly millions of years is not explained.

 As with all other spoken Word creations, once spoken  they existed, because they were in His mind, but they had not, at that point in time, taken on the respective physical form in which they would manifest and could be identified.

 Adam was spoken into existence on the sixth day, Gen.1:26 but it wasn’t ‘til Gen.2:7 that God formed man out of the dust of the yet un-cursed earth.

How long a space of time separated the two events is not known.

Adam was created in God’s image. God is Spirit so, logically, Adam was originally a spirit body, in God’s image.

Later this spirit was put into a body made of un-cursed ground. This clarifies how Eve was in Adam, she being the feminish aspect of Adam’s nature, in Adam’s spirit existence.

 God breathed into Adam the breath of lives, plural, so all God’s children were in Adam, in his blood, his seed and set to manifest at their appointed time, on earth.

The seed is only in the male of any species, excluding the few that are hermaphroditic.

Also in Gen.2:5 we see that, although everything had been created, it was still in seed form.

 The Word of God is a seed, Lk.8:11 so; although everything was created in God’s mind, nothing had been expressed, taken form, nor could they, ‘til their appointed time Eccl.3:1.

 A word is a thought expressed.

 Expressed is an important word for us to understand, to utilize, in explaining the manifestation of God’s Word.

 Express: “Exact; definitely stated; done; made; sent for special purpose; represent by symbols; exude; reveal; put into words.”[1]

 Jesus, the Son of God is the express image of God; Heb.1:3. (The physical body, the Tabernacle made without hands, is not God.)

 Scripture declares that all things were made in and through Him, yet Jesus, the man, did not manifest in a physical form until just over two thousand years ago, did He?

All things were created in six days, in God’s mind, {one day is as one thousand years in our time, 2 Pet.3:8,} yet His creation did not manifest ‘til the time specifically appointed for each event.

 Jesus, as were we, Eph.1:4, was in God’s mind, before the foundation of the world, and all things were created through Him, but Jesus, the Man, did not manifest, in flesh, ‘til just over two thousand years ago. Each of His children did not appear until their appointed time, which, for both reader and writer, is this day.

 Again, when were we created?

 In Gen.2:9 God caused the trees etc. to grow, although He had created them Gen.1:11, they didn’t manifest ‘til some time later.

God mentions at this time, the Tree of Life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil were already in the garden, He doesn’t mention either of them growing; they were previously there.

 The Lord Jesus is the Way, the Truth the Light and the Life, Jn.4:16, 6:35, 48, Rev. 2:7 Good trees bring forth good fruit, Mt. 7:18 

 With Jesus being the Author of Life, (the Tree of Life?), who then is the tree of knowledge of good and evil from which Eve partook?

 Gen. 2:21-22 explains how Eve, in physical form, came into being. Eve is called, in the Bible, the mother of all living. Gen.3:20. This of course refers to the human specie, as each seed must bring forth according to its kind. Adam though is never referred to as the father of all living.

 God created man, not woman, in His own image, Gen.1:26, but 2:4 tells us there was no man to till the ground. In 2:7 God formed man out of the dust of the earth.

 God is Spirit; a man made in His image would therefore also be a spirit. Adam, later received his physical manifestation, was made out of the as yet un-cursed earth. This being so, would not that same principle apply to all that God created?

God said “I AM the Lord, I change not” Mal. 3:6

 As God can’t change, everything He does is perfect the first time He does it. He will therefore have to do everything the same way once He has established the precedent.

This makes the Bible such an easy Book to understand. It is consistent, not open to fluctuations of mood or opinion, all the Way through.

 The Bible says we are made out of the dust of the earth, “and man shall turn again into dust.” Job 34:15

 In Genesis God created the earth, and then, after the fall, God curses the ground Gen.3:17.

This clearly explains how those who are made out of the dust of the earth are now made out of dirt cursed by God.

 There are references to this through Old and New Testaments, and Paul sums it up nicely when he said, in Rom.7:17 “In my flesh there dwelleth no good thing.”

That’s also why the Lord Jesus had to be virgin born.           

 His body was created by God.

Otherwise, if Mary had any part in His creation, He too would have been born in sin and iniquity and come into the world speaking lies; Ps.58:3, making Him an unworthy sacrifice. 

 Forget that Roman Catholic rubbish about Mary being virgin born, born without sin. That’s purely satanic lies and propaganda.

 The Lord Jesus Christ was the spotless, sinless tabernacle in which God could dwell, and He had to be perfect, in His flesh, to be the worthy sacrifice.

 Some denominations suggest man can attain this sinless-ness, that we can be perfect in this flesh. Where is the Bible evidence to support that? We are sinless only if we are in Him.

That is a lie of the devil, and he is the father of lies, Jn.8:44 

 The Word alone will rectify confusion.

 This flesh is never perfected; the Bible says we have a new body already waiting for us on the other side. Phil.3:21 Our physical bodies are cursed with every infirmity; we are born in sin, shapen in iniquity and come into the world speaking lies.

 Our responsibility, as Christians, is to get our eyes off ourselves, and our weaknesses, where Satan tries to keep us looking, and get our eyes on Christ, the anointed One, the perfect Word, which is where Satan doesn’t want us to look

Remember, Lucifer appears “as an angel of light”. 2Cor.11:14.

 He is not the Angel of Light, Who is Christ, he is an impostor; an impersonator, a deceiver, appearing as an angel of Light, but he is, logically, not an angel of Light. He is striving to mislead God’s children from their true path with a false light. Much like a damp ember compared with a million watt helium globe.

 Transform: “Change in form, outward appearance, character, disposition.”

 Satan, and his disciples on the earth today, the denominational ministries, are transformed; they take on a false character, they claim to be bringers of truth, ministers of righteousness, 2Cor.11:15, but they are liars, servants of the devil, and don’t even know it.

 In the Garden of Eden, Lucifer, through the beast, deceived Eve. He offered her more light, better understanding, wisdom, when, in fact, he was leading her away from God’s Word into darkness.

 If Lucifer could deceive Eve, who walked and talked with the living God, how foolish are we to believe we couldn’t be deceived by some smooth talking minister or church system?

 That’s why we always need come back to the Word, for in It alone is Truth, Light and Life.

 Jesus said “I AM the Light of the world.” Jn.8:12.  Any other light is not the Light, but is a light, so watch what you’re following.

 In Gen.4 Eve said that she had gotten a man from the Lord. She was talking about Cain. That’s a trick statement though.

As God is the Author of all life, He surely allowed Cain to have life, but He points out, in 1Jn.3:12, Cain is of the wicked one.  God isn’t wicked, nor is Adam ever referred to as being wicked, so who is Cain’s father?

Cain had a type of life, as does Lucifer; it is a life allowed by God, but not of God.

Rev.12:7-9 tells us the Serpent, the Beast and the Devil are all one and the same critter.

Was he the one who deceived Eve in the Garden of Eden?

 Gen.3:1. All beasts were formed, including the serpent.  Acts 28:3-5 a viper is identified as a beast. Rev.20:2 identifies the serpent as being Satan, which makes him the Beast also.

 Gen 5:1-3 also points out that Cain was not made in Adam’s image, and we suggest he was the image of the Beast. 1Jn.3:12.

 The Bible is self-explanatory, we haven’t been able to understand It properly ‘til this age, because the Book was sealed by God. Dan.9:24; 12:4; Rev.5:1, 10:4 but in Rev.10:7, when the Seals are removed from the Book, the Mystery of God is finished.

We, the Christians of the last Gentile age, are now required, by God, to recognize our responsibilities; that we are to give account for every word we speak; we need ensure we are saying what He says, and not putting any personal or church interpretations to the fully revealed Word which is now our responsibility.

 We are to die to our thoughts, to replace them with His thoughts; we speak, at all levels, as He would have us speak, and our confession is that He is here, not coming, but we are in the process of going.

Amen.


[1] All word meanings from Oxford dictionary

© John R Nolan 10/5/06

The conundrum surrounding the Word of God; Grace, Faith, Interpretation, and Revelation is the evidence of man’s inability to surrender to God’s Will instead of maintaining his own.

Each denomination, home group, every religious organization prove through their division, how misunderstood the Word of God is in their midst.

Their separation from each other over the Word is contrary to the most fundamental teaching of God. Each has their own interpretation, contrary to Bible teaching, 2 Pet.1:20, based on teachings of their founders’ revelation and, though they quote Scripture to support their doctrines.

Sadly they neglect many other Scripture which expose their error.

Satan quoted Scripture to deceive Eve, in the Garden, didn’t he? Though, he did personally interpret It, question It’s authority and authenticity.

The Pharisees quoted Scripture to support murdering their Messiah, didn’t they?

Let’s look at a number of Scriptures to determine whether denominations are subject to God, following His Word or of their father, the devil, as the Lord Jesus Christ told the Pharisees and Saducees, by personally interpreting Scripture?

“Neither be ye of doubtful mind” Lk.12:29.

“Be of the same mind one toward another” Rom.12:16

“Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Jesus Christ, that ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” Rom.15:5-6.

“Fulfill my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.” Phil.2:2. “joined together in the same mind” 1Cor.1:10.

Martin Luther, a man used by God to teach doctrine which exposed the roman catholic hypocrisy and perversion, was the messenger to call His, (God’s) people out of the pagan system of Rome, to get God’s chosen back into a personal relationship with God, through revelation of His Word.

Luther’s message from God was that the just shall live by Faith.

When Luther was taken off the scene, man organized, started the Lutheran religion, engraved Luther’s doctrine in stone and God moved on.

John Wesley, in like manner, was chosen by God, to call God’s children out of the Lutheran denomination into the ongoing process of God’s revelation of Himself, to His bride for that age.  Wesley’s message was sanctification, that God wants His children to resist the devil’s miniscule flash of bright temptation and to walk in God’s Light and to sanctify their lives.

The Wesleyan age saw the greatest evangelistic crusades ever held on the earth since Paul. The Word of God was taken to every corner of the globe, to the jungles of Africa, South America, through the tropical islands of Polynesia, to the Arctic and the deserts.

When Wesley was taken home to be with his Lord again organized his doctrine, established an immoveable barrier around what God had given them and refused to progress any further: There Wesley’s message died, the Methodist religion began and God moved on.

Why did Wesley’s doctrine differ from Luther’s?  Not because they were delivering different messages, preaching different gospels, but Wesley had a more complete understanding of God’s revelation of Himself.

Not another message, but the continuing unfolding of the same message.

Remember, we are looking at the need for Christians to have the same Faith, not to have personal interpretations, which is forbidden in Scripture 2 Pet.1:20.

Christians need carefully consider the way they are being led by their pastor, their denominational doctrine, because, we are to be of one mind when it comes to His Word “be of good comfort, be of one mind” 2 Cor.13:11.

“that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel” Phil.1:27.

“that ye be like minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind” Phil.2:2.

God is not interested in the way man wants to justify his failures, excuses for disobedience nor personal interpretation of what Scripture says; He wants His children to hear His Word and submit themselves to what He is teaching.

How do we identify what God is teaching for this day if the doctrines adopted by the denominations are no longer relevant?

There are a number ways we can establish the authenticity of doctrine, the foremost being the application of the Word test.

If we consider the stance of the Roman catholic cult on the Word of God, we quickly determine they have supplanted God’s Bible with doctrines giving the pope supposed omnipotence, authority to stand in the self professed Holy place, the Vatican, to pontificate on Bible interpretation.

The r.c. hierarchy claim what the pope says is truth, which must be obeyed by all Roman catholic followers, whether it is Scriptural, subject to the Bible or not.

This is contrary to Scripture, as is the worship of Mary, dead saints, which is necromancy, and, more obscene, the worship of the pope “instead of the Son of God” as is inscribed over the papal throne.

Christians should have zero tolerance when confronted with such blasphemy;  we need recognize that individual reaction, your attitude to God’s Word, what you confess from your mouth is what you shall be judged by, not works, not penances, not the rubbish pedalled by the papal prostitute.

Like-mindedness is a reasonably simple concept; it involves those who profess to believe a particular concept, whether it be Spiritual, mechanical, emotional, and must have common understanding and thoughts on that subject.

It is not suggested each individual should lose their individuality nor be subservient to another’s thoughts; none of us have a right, or the ability to deny or alter the truth of gravitational force in this specific dimension.

Sure, outside of the earth’s gravitational field the force of gravity varies, but the law, the principle that is gravity is an indisputable reality.

Those who profess Christianity are also controlled by a specific set of boundaries, established by the Scriptures.

As we have seen, if your or any other person’s ideas are not within those boundaries, as God says the Scripture is of no personal interpretation, then we need understand how Scripture defends, explains and fulfils Itself.

The Lamsa bible, a direct translation from the Aramaic gives an interesting translation of 2 Pet.1:20; “Knowing this first that not every prophetic writing is made clear in its own book.”

It takes the Whole Book to understand the Whole Book.

We are considering Zero tolerance; how Scripture instructs Christians to be of one Faith.

Scripture is our basis for all consideration, or we are into personal concepts, ideologies, cults or sects.

The Bible declares there is “One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism” Eph. 4:5 which declares anything contrary to that is not correct; “but to be Spiritually minded is life.” Rom.8:6

There are many spirits, not all of them are necessarily good; Mat.10:1; Mk.1:27; Lk.17:21; Acts 19:16; but there is only One Spirit which is good, and that is God, Jn.4:24, 15:26.

In this, the last Biblical age, as judgement strikes the earth, it is imperative those who believe they are of God examine whether they are worshipping the right one.

Mt.15:9; Mk.7:7; Acts 17:23; Jn.4:22; Rev.13:8-12; 14:11 suggest there will be a large number of people found worshipping incorrectly, though they are desperately sincere in their worship.

Tolerance: “endure, permit (practise, actions, person’s doing); forebear to judge harshly or rigorously (person, religious sect, opinion.)”

In building or measurement calculations there is commonly an error allowance referred to as a tolerance.

Zero tolerance implies there is no room for error; there are no excuses for inaccuracies, and, in this age, now the Seven Seals on the Bible have been removed, there is no tolerance for error on God’s Word.

In previous ages, including God’s dealings with His people, Israel, there was a certain allowance for error in Spiritual matters; otherwise every person who broke the least of God’s laws would have been instantly killed.

Likewise, through the seven church ages appointed to the Gentiles, God allowed for, tolerated and compensated for our ignorance, because we didn’t know any better. Now, with the Seals removed from the Book, we are moving into the Bride age, going back to the beginning, the church ages are complete and we are now dealing directly with God.

We are not in another age, we are moving into eternity.

Just as parents of a child will not mercilessly beat a baby who wets its pants, spills food, etc., as they are in a growing process and cannot be condemned for mistakes, for the Gentile times, we too were in a growing, learning process, and God tolerated our mistakes.

Now God has returned to earth, spoken through His end time prophet to the Gentiles, opened the Seals and revealed the mysteries contained within His Book, there is no excuse.

You loudly proclaim “When did God do that? We don’t know about that.”

Are you familiar with the Scriptures pertaining to this day?

Rev. 2:1–3:22 describes seven church ages. Each of these ages has a specific messenger (singular) to whom is given a message from God.  This message describes the condition of the church in each age and the steps required to lead God’s children, Christians, back to the Word of God.

We need identify each messenger and, fortunately, God sent a prophet- messenger to the last church age, through whom He explained the whole thing for us, amen.

How do we identify, vindicate the messenger to each age?

It is a simple Biblical process to identify the messenger for each age, which is according to their Biblical vindication. This is an area where the unwise, the foolish virgins, can be easily confused, deceived and blinded.

There are a set of Bible rules by which we identify not the man so much, but the ministry which operated through him. Deut.18:15-22, Jer.28:9.

{There are no women used in these roles.}

We need recognize there are only three ministries we Gentiles should be concerned with; that of the Lord Jesus Himself, the ministry of Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, and the Ministry which fulfils Mal.4:5-6; Lk.17:30; Rev.10:1-7; the end time Ministry of God to the Gentiles.

Paul, the first messenger to the Gentile church was a prophet, the gift of prophecy operated through his ministry, more importantly though, his ministry was 100% vindicated by God.

Gifts and calling are without repentance, but because a gift operates through an individual, it does not vindicate them, the person, nor prove they are of God.

The Word alone vindicates a ministry.

Mat.7:13-22 describes many coming to Jesus, declaring how they had cast out devils, talked in tongues, healed the sick, raised the dead and done many mighty works, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, yet Jesus tells them they are workers of iniquity, children of the devil and were not in His program at all.

Signs and wonders are not Biblical vindication; Lucifer and his children can duplicate every gift except one, discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart, which is the Messianic sign. Heb.4:12

Only one Ministry has that, the Lord Jesus Himself.

In this age this Ministry of the Lord Jesus has again been operating on the earth, through the prophet of Mal.4:5-6.

The church world put Christ to death the second time, Heb.6:6, when the denominations rejected this Ministry in preference for their creeds, doctrines and dogma.

In the Christian Faith there is now zero tolerance for anything outside God’s Word.

God is here, now, calling His bride out of the denominations, the church systems, back to His Word, for the catching away of 1Thes.4:15-16.

What do you believe? What do you understand about the end time?

Possibly it is time for you to adopt a more serious attitude, to search out what is going on today, for “strait is the gate, narrow is the Way and few there be who find it” Mat.7:14

That sounds like Zero Tolerance.

 © John R. Nolan 21/8/08

What is the Bible?

It is God’s record of history, as applicable to mankind, with record of how He created the worlds, the earth; how He populated it with animals, fish, etc.

  Archaeological research through out the Middle East completely vindicates the authenticity of the Bible, as an accurate account of phenomenal events throughout that area, and It has not been disproven in any historical accounts. 

 It established laws of continuity, each sees to bring forth according to its kind, according to His program, establishing specific genetic laws for reproduction, and warning strongly against hybridization.

 In this Book also is described, by prophecy, how Eve would make an incorrect choice, having been deceived by the Beast, who is Satan, , and, through cross breeding with the Beast, who we suggest is the missing link betwixt man and beast, to plunge the world into genetic confusion and chaos of sin.

 Many scholars have described the physical history of the Bible, and it is only personal choice, revelation, that will cause one to believe and accept It, as the Word of God, the Author and finisher of our Faith, or refute It.

 It is the only Book which has survived horrific attacks, attempts to annihilate It from our access, but has managed to survive every onslaught, especially by the Roman hierarchy, who have done all possible to prevent the average citizen from being able to read God’s Word.

 Comprehensive works by Ivan Panin, a Russian mathematician, have produced amazing mathematical evidences to suggest that composition of such a Book are still beyond the abilities of the human race, due to the precise mathematical formulas of which Scripture is built.

 Satan, who has done all he can to prevent God’s Word being accessible for us, failed to stop God keeping His Book free of the interpretations and doctrines of man, to produce such a magnificent, living piece of literature.

 The Bible is God in print. It is the means He has chosen to reveal Himself, over the last 6,000 years, to His children.

 “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”, Jn.1:1, “and the Word became flesh.” Jn.1:14

God is His Word, and His expression in a form which is comprehensible to man.

 The Book starts with God describing how He created the world, out of nothing, for His own good pleasure. There is no reference to what existed before the Creation, so we have no grounds for comment on that topic.

We learn Satan, Lucifer, is a being made, manufactured, not spawned, by God, to fulfil a specific role. Is.14:6-22

 That there is no description of God making Lucifer and the angels, etc., we can only deduce, is that this information is of no relevance to the human species.

 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Gen.1:1.

 This is a strong, positive, irrefutable pronouncement, as there are no other witnesses to contradict what is said.

We here find a conundrum; as God is eternal, without beginning or end, outside of the dimension we call time; how can He be speaking of the ‘beginning’?

 This refers to the commencement of God’s dealing with His plan to obtain identity, recognition, as, up to this point He has only the cherubim, the angels, through whom to receive recognition and worship.

As these angels were created beings, designed for this job, they were incapable of worship outside the parameters set by God. They worshipped God because there was no one else to worship.

 In a sense they did not have free will, as there was no other option for them but to worship their Creator.

Logically, a percentage of them had, or were given some form of free will, as, when Lucifer, an angel of light, offered an alternate choice on ruler ship, one third of the angels chose to follow him instead of Him, though, in the overall context, these angels, and Lucifer, were only operating within their Creator’s permissive will.

 We may accept that Lucifer, being the next in power and authority to God, was equally capable of performing most of God’s amazing feats, though, we find, Lucifer does not have the gift of discernment, reading the thoughts and intents of the heart, which is identified as the Messianic sign. Heb.4:12

In all other areas Lucifer appears capable of duplicating miracles but only within boundaries God permits. Job.1:6-12, 2:1-6; and, more relevantly, was given permission, was able to pervert, through hybridization, that which God has originally created.

 This allows him to deceive those who are not of God by using, under God’s permissive will, the powers of God, which fulfils Mat.7:1-13-23; 24:24; see Jn.6:29.

 We find God sends strong delusion upon the people, the children of Cain, so they have no choice but to believe Satan’s lie, 2Thes.2:3-12.

 Now, one imagines that if one were writing their masterpiece, the penultimate documentary of their superiority over all others, one’s justification to receive worship; as well as an accurate expose of how everything came to pass, culminating in one’s own elevation to the position of sole glorification and honour, one would not inscribe one’s own defeat and demise at the hands of One Who is supposedly replaced by oneself, would they?

 Why do we know God wrote the Bible?

 Because He, God, says so and He cannot lie, Heb.6:18, whereas, Lucifer is a liar, the father of lies, as well as a murderer, from the Beginning. Jn.8:44   Sound familiar?

 The beginning is announcing the commencement of a space of time in which God deals with His children, His creation, and demonstrates comprehensively that He is superior to Lucifer, a fallen angel who has illegally claimed the title of God and the attached worship. Is.14:13; 2Thes.2:4

 Unfortunately for Lucifer, and those who serve him, his genetic lineage through Cain, he is now exposed as the fraudster, the murderer, the liar he is, and any sincere, honest, unbiased researcher will, with little effort, be able to clarify this issue for themselves.

 Who wrote the Book? The One Who is appointed King of kings and LORD of lords in Rev.21 and 22.

 Enjoy the search.  

 In the reality of it all, Who is in position to argue the toss?

 As GOD challenged Job. 38:1; “Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said;

2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee and answer thou Me.

4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding.

5 Who hath laid the measures of it, or if thou knowest, or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstones?”

 

 

 

 

 Now that is a rather strait forward challenge to Job, but also each of us who profess Christianity are challenged each day to believe God, to listen to, hearken and heed, do the works that the wicked one would have us.

   Who wrote the Book?

 We do not have any record of any man claiming to have written It, do we? If so, would they please step forward and provide the necessary evidence to validate their claim.

In Scripture God shows us that all we are required, of God, is that we believe Him.

 How do we ensure that we are not being deceived, that what we are accepting is trustworthy, though, here we need also recall that Christians are saved by Faith, which is believing in a set of circumstances, claims which cannot be evidentially proven, otherwise it is not Faith, is it?

 Who wrote the Book?

 We are not asked to think, nor reason; work things out, as though God isn’t capable of fulfilling His Word, and yet that is all He does, brings to pass, to physically manifest, His Word in Its appointed time.

 Logically we would determine that if the author of a book, projecting a specific theory, we could question its authenticity until the author demonstrates how the theory is proven.

We exist on a planet, in a galaxy, one of many, and are seeing many specific claims made by the Author of a specific Book, manifest, bring to pass that which is described intimately in His Book.

 Unless someone else can negate the proofs provided by the Author of the Bible, we could suggest the discussion of authorship is outside our scope of abilities, seeing we are created beings that have no control over even our ability to take the next breath.

 God is so simple, yet the things we see do not exist outside of the mind of God, the amazing truth is that we are nothing more than God expressed in physical forms.

Not that we, individually, are God, we are, His children, God expressing Himself to the last age of this battle.

 Hopefully this brief collection of thoughts will help the reader comprehend what the Bible is, Who wrote It and the relevance of It to us in these, the last few moments of this gasping, struggling planet which has the death rattle shaking in its Truth starved throat.

 Who wrote the Book?

 Maybe the onus is on you to prove God didn’t.

 

 

         

WHO IS THE ANTI – CHRIST?

© John R. Nolan 3/7/10

That’s pretty simple a question to answer, one would imagine, and most Christians would declare it to be the Devil.

Now you think you should go to the top of the class, and may feel rather smug for having correctly answered the question, but, did you really get it right? Is that all there is to such a complex, consequential question, or is there more to it?

Who is the anti-Christ?

First it may be wise for us to establish who Christ is, as there appears to be much confusion amongst the denominations confessing Christ about who He really is. In the Garden if Eden Who was it that came and talked with Adam, in the cool of the evening? Wasn’t it God, and isn’t He Christ?

We need recall that Christos, which has been shortened into Christ, is a word which describes the characteristics of God’s attributes, His characteristics, and is not really His name.

CHRISTOS, (xpiaros): anointed; [Vines Expositionary dictionary.]

Yes, He is the Son of God, that’s true, and He is also the Word made manifest, isn’t He? Jn.1:14

Not only is He the Word made manifest, He is the Word which was declared in each age, gradually being more completely revealed, as we understand from the many Scriptures dealing with the ongoing, progressive coming of Christ.

In the time of Moses He was the Burning Bush, in Abraham’s day He was Melchisidec. In the days of His first ministry in flesh, He was the Lord Jesus Christ, and we need understand who He is today, or we may find ourselves, as prophesied in Scripture, worshipping the devil believing we are worshipping God. Jn.4:22; Rev.13:8

We find in Vine’s translation of the word, Christos, that it has multiple meanings and applications; that it means messiah, describes not only the anointing which was on the High priest, and the clergy, in the Old Testament, and is applied to the prophets, those anointed of God.

It also applies also to the Holy Spirit which indwells believers, causing them to conform to His likeness in this day.

Thus we establish that Jesus, the virgin born man, was the anointed One, the One in whom dwelt the fullness of the Godhead bodily, Col.2:9; which made Him God in flesh, for the period of time in which the Spirit of His Father indwelt Him.

God, Spirit, indwelt Jesus, the man, at His baptism, Mat.3:16 and departed from Him in the garden of Gethsemane, prior to His trial and crucifixion, Mk.15:34, or He, Jesus the man, could not have died on the cross, as God is eternal, He cannot die.

Now we have a more clear comprehension of who Jesus, the Christ is, we may begin to more intelligently research the Scriptures to establish just who the anti-Christ is.

Having determined that Christ is the Word, we could then logically deduce that any person who stands against the Word is in fact a member of, an expresser of an anti-Christ spirit.

Yes, we need remember we are dealing with spirits, demons, who are capable of indwelling human vessels, just as Christ can be manifested through His children.

You may not like this, but we see from Scripture that it has historically been the most religious people who have in fact been the most ardent voices of Satan, and this is no less true today.

We have over 120,000 denominations professing Christianity, all claim to have the Truth, all believe they are the only ones correct in their interpretations, and yet, according to the Bible, there is only One Church, One Lord and Saviour, Eph.4:4-6; One Way, One Truth and One Light, Life, so we can be assured that of all these, only one can be correct.

Which one?

This is a matter each of those claiming Christ as their Saviour need carefully examine, research, to ensure they are not unwittingly worshipping Satan, religion, their denomination, instead of God. 2Cor.11:13-15; 2Pet.2:1-2;

Who is the anti-Christ?

In this time of Biblical prophecies fulfilment, we can easily determine that any person, denomination, cult which adds to takes from Rev.22:18-19, personally interprets the Word of God, 2Pet:1-20, is in fact a manifestation of the anti-Christ, no matter how religious, spiritual they may pretend to be.

Remember, it was the most religious men in the world, the Jews, who denied Christ and nailed the Son of God on the cross. We are warned this will repeat in the last days, so we had best be sure we do know whether we are following the dogma and doctrines of man, which are anti-Christ, or walking in the Light as He is in the Light.

Scripture is specific about matters pertaining to the Way Christians are required to follow.

“Because strait is the gate and narrow is the Way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Mat.7:14

“I AM the Way, the Truth and the Light” Jn.10:6

Through His Word God clarifies the fundamental requirements, establishes the basis of how Christians identify and interact with other Christians and how we encourage each other in the;

“Faith once delivered to the saints.” Jude 3.

“Enter in at the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction and many there be who go in that way.” Mt.7:13

Scripture helps us understand that the Way is specific, with narrow boundaries and is not as relaxed, casual, as many people professing Christianity appear to believe. Unfortunately, Lucifer, the master magician, the perverter of Truth, has managed, by use of God’s Word, to mislead, deceive, as he did Eve in the Garden, the vast majority of people who are professing Christianity, belief in God.

We could ask you to tell us Who you understand God is, but that is a matter you should clarify with yourself, to ensure that you know, have a true revelation of Who you are worshipping, His character and personality. As Christians we are instructed, in God’s Word, just how He wants us to relate to other people who claim to be of like Faith.

We are told, in Scripture, that we are to like minded, to have the same beliefs, revelations and understandings, for such are solely and souly the basis on which true fellowship can be established. “Ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free.”Jn.8:32

As we progress we will consider more closely the Scriptures and encourage the reader to examine the references solely individually, but in context with the rest of the chapter or book from which they are extracted, so the reader gets a clear understanding of what the Word is describing. Remember, the beauty of the Bible is that IT all fits together, from Genesis to Revelation, and your responsibility to yourself, your Spiritual walk, is to do the study, the research, so you can see how IT fits together. Only God can show you, so we need approach Him, asking Him to open our eyes, that we may see.

Any single Scripture can be used to support any argument, we emphasize that all Scripture must be provable to inter-connect, from Genesis to Revelation, or there is error in your application. The original sin, contrary to many denominational teachings, took place when Lucifer, the chief musician, God’s closest likeness, was overcome by jealousy and wanted to take over Michael’s job. Next Eve listened to the serpent’s lie, instead of remaining subject to God’s Word, as provided through Adam.

The serpent is the beast, the devil and Satan, in flesh, Rev.20:2.

Lucifer lied to Eve, he being a liar, and the father of lies. Jn.8:44

God instructed Adam not to partake of the fruit of one specific tree in the Garden, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which was in the midst of the Garden, with a warning that should Adam do so he would surely die. Gen.2:16-17 Eve, who was not in the original creation, but is a by-product of Adam, was deceived, seduced by Lucifer, the beast, and partook of the fruit, leading to the death of the human race.Adam was not deceived, 1Tim.2:14, but sinned wilfully, he gave his life to save Eve’s life, typing the price our Lord would pay to save His bride.

A liar is a person who uses perversions of truth, private interpretations of truth, to deceive, to produce a false image, a fantasy, a charade, which he or she can use to his or her own advantage.

A lie is truth perverted; a lie cannot exist of itself, so we find Lucifer, the beast, Satan, changed God’s Word, telling Eve she would not die, if she partook of the fruit of this specific tree, contrary to what God told her previously.

You say there is no Scripture for that.

Eve was in Adam when he was instructed, by God, not to partake of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, so heard all that was said by God in Gen.2:17; Eve was part of Adam, the feminish attribute of his nature, and thus was to be subject to his headship, his decision making.

The Spiritual order of authority is God, the Lord Jesus, man, woman.

Eve was deceived, she listened to another voice rather than Adam’s, which, to her, was to be as God’s.

“And the serpent said unto the woman, ‘thou shalt not surely die.’ Gen.3:4, which was a blatant lie and direct contradiction of God’s instruction. Smart snake, he could reason and speak, funnily enough he is not extinct, but alive and well, practising his deceits in the most surprising places.

We know there is strong objection to and attacks upon the Biblical concept of masculine headship in the contemporary denominations, which is a sad reflection on the poor quality of teaching their ministers are providing. These men, and now, contrary to Scripture, women, pastors and priests, will be accountable to God for their failure to teach Truth.

We need remember that Scriptural headship is on Biblical matters and is not a tool by which any man may suppress or subjugate his wife. From this point forward, Adam and Eve are no longer of like mind; there has been a separation in the way they understand what is going on, one of them is deceived, and their like-mindedness is a thing of the past.

Let us further research the necessity for being of like mind:

“Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like minded one toward another according to Christ Jesus, that ye may, with one mind and one mouth, glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Rom.15: 5-6

You will agree this is a simple instruction which refutes room for any personal interpretation of Scripture. Yet, confusingly, all denominations are now doing just that, personally interpreting Scripture, contrary to 2 Pet.1:20, also adding and or deducting from the written Word of God, contrary to Rev.22:18-19.

“Now I beseech you brethren, by the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you, but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgement.” 1 Cor.1:10;

“Finally brethren, farewell, Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind…” 2 Cor. 13:11;

“I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded:” Gal.5:10

What does being of one accord, like minded mean?

ACCORD: “be in harmony, consistent; (chiefly of things.); consent, mutual agreement, harmonious correspondence in colour, pitch, tone,” [1]

By what means are we to determine how like-mindedness applies to each of us, in our Spiritual walk?

We are told there is “one God, one Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, one faith, one baptism, one church”, Eph.4:4-6, yet we find there are few people professing Christianity who can agree on anything but the most fundamental doctrines of the Faith. Is this not strange? We have thousands of cults, sects, denominations claiming Christ as Lord, yet, how could there be such division if we enjoyed like-mindedness?

Roman Catholics, Anglican denominations, Pentecostals, Seventh Dayists, Mormons, etc., all claim they alone have the means of salvation, and none can be saved but through their religious system. This is blatantly incorrect, as there is only one Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, and He is the Word, which is not divided, denominated, but is One

Scripture provides a verse by which some denominations justify their division, Amos 3:3, “How can two walk together except they be agreed?” but the spiritual leaders of these groups fail to utilize the vast number of other Scriptures which instruct us to be of one mind.

Strange, isn’t it?

One wonders who introduced these divisions into the “Faith once delivered to the saints.” Jude 3

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[1] Oxford dictionary

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