As many of you readers already know, we in this Work are restoring—for those willing to heed—the true Christianity of Jesus and the Apostles. This genuine "Apostolic Christianity" has definitely been lost as far as mainstream "churchianity" is concerned. It is important to realize that if Jesus Himself would walk into a typical Protestant or Catholic Church today, He would find people there with an entirely different concept of God than He taught.
These folks would be observing different days for worshipping God—days that are pagan in origin and which utterly fail to point to the true God and His great plan as the biblical Holy Days do. Jesus would find that most of these professing "Christians" have no idea about how to truly keep the Ten Commandments or about the importance Christ placed upon them (see Matthew 19:17). These blinded individuals go to war with Britain (for instance) in one generation, with Spain in another, with Germany and Japan in another. They and their deceived ministers seemingly pay no attention to Jesus' very clear instruction in Matthew 5:43-44: "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you."
These professing Christians are utterly blinded to the fact that true Christians are now "in training" to become kings and priests under Jesus Christ and to serve under Him in ruling this world during the next thousand years (see Revelation 5:9-10; 20:6)! Rather, these folks assume—contrary to Jesus' teachings—that at death they will "go to heaven" and have nothing to do! So the false teachings of professing Christianity have blinded them to the entire purpose God is working out here on earth!
In a typical church today, Jesus would find people who have a sentimental feeling about Him personally, but have virtually no understanding of the powerful message He preached. They speak about "the Lord Jesus Christ." But, frankly, He is not their "Lord"— for they do not obey Him or even grasp how they should obey Him! And Jesus Himself said, over and over: "Why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46).
Again: "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'" (Matthew 7:21-23). Indeed, those who fail to preach and to practice genuine obedience to the Ten Commandments are in terrible trouble!
God's Word clearly indicates that the vast majority of human beings today are deceived. For God speaks of "the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world" (Revelation 12:9). And the Apostle Paul warned the Corinthians: "But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them" (2 Corinthians 4:3-4).
The Apostle Jude warned us specifically: "Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ" (Jude 3-4).
It is significant that Jude was inspired by God to point out that these false teachers would turn "grace" into "license"—which is exactly what they do today! For the common Protestant teaching is that you are "saved" by a sentimental acceptance of Christ's death and that—at that point—there is nothing else you really have to do! No obedience to the Ten Commandments. No required "growing" in grace, in knowledge and in Christian maturity. No further "overcoming" of your human nature, of the world or of Satan the Devil.
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