Presentation on theme: "Ultimate Fighting The Enemy’s Teaching - Part 2. "So skilled is error at imitating truth, that the two are constantly being mistaken for each another."— Presentation transcript:
"So skilled is error at imitating truth, that the two are constantly being mistaken for each another. It takes a sharp eye these days to know which brother is Cain and which Abel." - A.W. Tozer - The Enemy’s Teaching
Review of Enemy’s Teaching False Christs False Gospels Key distinction between Christianity and false belief systems
The end goal in sales: - The Enemy’s Teaching get thehopeful convert to change their opinions and beliefs to those that conform to the concept of what the salesman is selling.  “To get the hopeful convert to change their opinions and beliefs to those that conform to the concept of what the salesman is selling.” - Steve Martin Heavy Hitter Selling
- The Enemy’s Teaching the hopeful convert to change their opinions and beliefs to those that conform to the concept of what the salesman is selling.  A False Prophet A False Authority
"And Jesus answered and said to them, “See to it that no one misleads you. “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many … Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or ‘There He is,’ do not believe him. “For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect."(Matthew 24:4- 5,23-24) - The Enemy’s Teaching
Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda: A 60-year old former heroin addict and convict, born in Puerto Rico runs “God’s Government on Earth” and claims 100,000 followers. Miranda claims that in 1976 while living in Massachusetts two heavenly beings took him to a marble hall where an apparition merged with his body and began to speak inside of him. De Jesus believes that he and Jesus Christ became one and the same at that time.
- The Enemy’s Teaching Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda: Believes he is Christ Himself; the last manifestation of God on earth. He claims that Romans 16:25 confirms that he is God. He believes, not only that he doesn’t sin, but that sin no longer exists. He claims that every religion: Catholics, Protestants, Jews, etc. all have the wrong religion. Only his followers are the “true race.” He claims that the devil doesn’t exist; and is only a fabrication of other religions.
Sun Myung Moon is a South Korean citizen and the founder and leader of the Unification Church, a world-wide cultic organization that believes Moon to be the "Messiah" sent by God to complete the earthly mission of Jesus. His followers number in the millions. Moon announced that he will save everyone on Earth just as he "saved the souls of even such murderous dictators as Hitler and Stalin", who he claimed had received 'the Blessing' through him. Moon said the reformed Hitler and Stalin vouched for him from the spirit world, calling him "none other than humanity's Savior, Messiah, Returning Lord and True Parent".
- The Enemy’s Teaching The Mormon Jesus was begotten as the first spirit child of the Father and one of his unnamed wives. Jesus progressed by obedience and devotion in the spirit world until he became a god. Prior to his incarnation, Jesus was the Jehovah of the Old Testament. Mary had actual sex relations with the Father and gave birth to Jesus. Jesus is also the spirit-brother of Lucifer.
- The Enemy’s Teaching Jesus is a “mighty god” but not God Almighty. Jesus is the first and direct creation of God. Jesus made “all other things” for God. Jesus was/is the chief angel, Michael. Jesus was raised a spirit creature, not bodily. Jesus invisibly returned to the earth in 1914 and expelled Satan. The Jesus of the Jehovah’s Witnesses:
- The Enemy’s Teaching "Germany has been transformed into a great house of the Lord where the Fuhrer as our mediator stands before the throne of God.“, Joseph Goebbels "Silent night! Holy night! All is calm. All is bright. Only the Chancellor steadfast in fight Watches o'er Germany by day and by night Always caring for us. "Silent night! Holy night! All is calm. All is bright. Adolf Hitler is Germany's wealth, Brings us greatness, favor and health. Oh, give us Germans all power!“ - Nazi Silent Night Revision
"Jesus never existed as a person, but rather he is an electronic idea implanted by the true powers of the universe into the mind of someone between incarnations about 600 B.C. This implant is labeled R-6 and occurred in this person between incarnations while he was watching a madman or something. Jesus is nothing more than an electronic, mystical, biological implant and the implant has all the characteristics of a pedophile.“ - L. Ron Hubbard
“The reality is, Jesus was the Solar Deity of the Gnostic Christian sect and like all other Pagan gods, he was a mythical figure. It was the political establishment that sought to historize the Jesus figure for social control. By 325 a.d. in Rome, emperor Constantine convened the Council of Nicea. It was during this meeting that the politically motivated Christian Doctrines were established and thus began a long history of Christian bloodshed and spiritual fraud. “ - Zeitgeist Transcript - The Enemy’s Teaching
"Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also.“ (1 John 2:22-23) - The Enemy’s Teaching
Jesus was born of a virgin (sura 3:47, 19:27-28) Jesus is proclaimed to be the Christ/Messiah (sura 3:45) Jesus is confirmed to be righteous (sura 6:85) Jesus was sinless (sura 3:46) Jesus performed miracles (sura 3:49) Jesus had disciples (sura 3:52-53, 5:111-118) Jesus was sent with a gospel (sura 5:46) Jesus’ words should be believed (sura 4:171) Jesus was taken into Heaven by God (sura 4:156-159) Jesus will have a second and visible coming to the earth (sura 3:55) - The Enemy’s Teaching
Jesus was created out of dust (sura 3:59) Jesus was not crucified on a cross (sura 4:157) Jesus did not die (sura 4:156-159) Jesus was not resurrected (implied from prior point) Jesus prophesied the coming of Muhammad (sura 61:6) Jesus was just one of the prophets (sura 2:136, 5:75) Jesus should not be worshipped (sura 5:116) Jesus was not the Son of God (sura 19:35, 4:171) Jesus will return, die, and be judged like all other men (Sunan Abu Dawud Book 37, Number 4310) - The Enemy’s Teaching
“A” is Really “A” - The Enemy’s Teaching PoisonLemonade Does switching the label on the bottle from ‘Poison’ to ‘Lemonade’ change the contents of the bottle? The Law of Identity is a powerful reminder that reality is what reality is. Why think it works any different in the spiritual realm?
“To believe on Christ savingly means to believe the right things about Christ. There is no escaping this.” - A.W. Tozer - The Enemy’s Teaching Fake JesusFake Salvation Real Hell “unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” (John 8:24).
"And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names. And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority. I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?” There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him. And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven. It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain."(Revelation 13:1-8) - The Enemy’s Teaching
"I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!“ (Galatians 1:6-9) - The Enemy’s Teaching
“Then those whose balance (Of good deeds) is heavy - They will attain salvation: But those whose balance Is light, will be those Who have lost their souls; In Hell will they abide” - Sura 23:102-3 - The Enemy’s Teaching
The Real Zeitgeist (“time spirit”) “evil moves cunningly along the lines of contemporary fads and interests, and within the usual bounds of experiences of ordinary men and women.” - Malachi Martin, Hostage to the devil - The Enemy’s Teaching Leading to…
“Since the primary motive of evil is disguise, one of the places evil people are most likely to be found in within the church. What better way to conceal one’s evil from oneself as well as from others than to be a deacon or some other highly visible form of Christian within our culture.“ M. Scott Peck, People of the Lie - The Enemy’s Teaching
"Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,“ (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) - The Enemy’s Teaching
"For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;“ (Ephesians 2:8) "But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;"(Romans 10:8-9) "For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law."(Romans 3:28) - The Enemy’s Teaching
All False Gospels fall into one or more of the following frameworks: 1.Pragmatic: works : Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses 2.Epistemological: knowledge: Buddhism 3.Existential: experience: New Age - The Enemy’s Teaching