Can Jesus Christ The Son of God Trust You?

Trust Me - © Discerningtheworld.com - Fairuse Copyright, Please credit and link to www.discerningtheworld.com if you use this image.Over the last month I have seen a shocking trend.  Blogs where people proclaimed the Gospel of Jesus Christ have somehow changed their stance.  Youtube ‘ministries’ have changed their message too right down to the point of denying the Trinity or that the Holy Spirit is actually female, no warnings, no gradual signs that things were dodgy, just out of the blue heresy.

What once seemed OK last week, is now no longer OK this week and this is basically another warning to all that you can’t be complaisant for one second.  When you listen, listen VERY CAREFULLY.  When you read, read BETWEEN the lines.  When you watch, watch with eyes WIDE open.

Some of these blogs have somehow succumb to the spirit of unity.  Or worse, they were actually false to start off with but acted out the part of being genuine really well – a round of Oscar awards for them please.

So I put my ‘biblical analytical antenna’ (BAA) on my head and this is what I found :  Subtle Catholic influences creeping in, if not taken over completely.

Note:  BAA is also the same sound a sheep makes lol.  Anyhowwwww…

All I want to ask you is: 

Can Jesus Christ The Son of God trust you?

Can Jesus Christ trust you to stay on the narrow path?

Matt 24:13-14:

13 “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.

14 “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Can He trust you to not get caught up in this end times deception that is so strong that possibly even the elect can be deceived?

Matt 24:24    

24″For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even  the elect.

Can He trust you to put on the full armour of God and keep it on?

Ephesians 6:10-18:    

“Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

“Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints….”

Well can He?

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cecilia

this article and it’s question links to the article: http://www.discerningtheworld.com/2009/12/09/are-catholics-christian it has the same “subtle” undertone : the mother church is the Roman Catholic church.

I have this saying: people ALWAYS go back to their roots, unless they deny it, break away and CHOOSE a new way/path.
cecilia

Martin

Subtle Catholic influences creeping in, if not taken over completely.

On this blog somewhere the question is asked: “are Catholics Christians?” Catholisism is not only part of the harlot mentioned in especially in Revelation, it IS the harlot church. Any other denomination accepting its evil influences or teachings with open arms also make themselves part of this harlotry. At the end of the day the condition succumbs to nothing else than a group of leaven people likened to that of Phariseeism, and what is a Pharisee if not a hypocrite? and what did Jesus Christ himself say about them? He addressed them in stern fashion: (Matt 23:27). It is a matter of understanding the mixture and only then correct discerning whatever might follow. Jacob Prasch from Moriel Ministries has this clearly written sermon on understanding the mixture.

Burning Lamp

Debs, was this one of Barbara Aho or Vicky Dillen’s accusations or it is for real about Jacob? He has denied teaching this I believe.

Martin

Yes, thanks for alerting me on this. Altough I find it interesting, on closer inspection it is clearly seen that there are Talmudic overtones which actually promote Jewish traditions. I’ve always wondered why one should study Hebrew or Greek for a better understanding of the Bible. I was also somewhat surprised that Jacob Prasch sometimes refers to books like the Maccabees and expounding something on it which kind of adds unnecessary teachings to the Bible (which is complete already). So thanks a lot Deborah, note taken

LBW

Martin, BL and Debs
We have found the teaching of Jacob Prasch to be profoundly relevant to what is going on in the church today. The teaching from Moriel Ministries has enabled us to see how the church is the continuation of a believing remnant of Israel rather than the replacement of her. This is not the same as the movement called ‘Hebrew Roots’. The emphasis is rather on THE ROOT (Rev 5:5 & 22:16) where the revelation began from Genesis.
Particularly important over the last ten years has been the anointing from the Holy One (1John 2:20) as a result of understanding what it means to be grafted into the cultivated olive tree. (Rom 11) When we read about 2 0r 3 and there Jesus is we did not think it would ever happen to us. Now three of us meet together and He has kept His promise.
I think Jacob’s first visit to SA was about ’94/95. The subject he shared was ‘The rite of ordeal and the law of jealousy’ (Eph 5 and Numbers 5). That brother was really, really on the mark.
His teaching is not for the fainthearted as he is an evangelist to the Jews. When people he led to the Messiah had nowhere to go to find The Truth he had to feed them.(discipleship).
Is the picture you’re referring to a prayer shawl Debs?
We have seen previous comments about this brother in Christ and decided not to comment unless the subject came up again

LBW

For those who are from other lands pse know that in SA there has been no national church for 16 years. Confusion, fear and more have happened. Unlike many countries the previous ‘reformed government’put up church buildings and funded évangelization’ using military/government means. None of this had anything to do with what Jesus describes as ‘My kingdom’.
The God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob has given us a second chance.
In view of what has been shared here pse consider –
google direct – WHAT THE REFORMERS FORGOT

Burning Lamp

Oh boy Debs this is sad about JP. But methinks this is what happens when one has one’s foot in the Messianic mess as I have come to view it.

Yes, I do believe it is helpful to study the OT to see how Jesus is the fulfillment of the feasts and the Law, but it has gone too far. I see no value in having separate Messianic fellowships to accommodate Jewish converts and make them more “at home” in the Christian faith. It seems to contradict being a new creation. It doesn’t mean that one disrespects or devalues the traditions of the Jewish faith. Jesus followed them, but he went against the Pharissee and came to establish a greater law, the law of love and grace.

During Passover, it is the practice of some churches to hold symbolic seder feasts, and if those are simply to show how Jesus was foretold in it and how He fulfilled it, I am okay with that. I have seen the shawl worn to show the significance of it in the process. But it is a fine line and too many become enamored with traditions instead of moving forward into the new life in Christ.

I am sorry to see Jacob fall into this trap. He has stood for much truth and endtime info. I recently saw that he was appearing with Missler and others I didn’t know, in a seminar and they were charging a fee to attend. This does not bode well. Seems another one has bit the dust. Very sad indeed.

DAWIE

Debs et al
With the greatest respect,in your reply to LBW it appears that you are playing the man instead of the ball!
Your opinion about Jacob Prasch wearing a prayer shawl is what is irrelevant, just as a preacher or teacher wearing shorts and takkies is irrelevant. Neither has anything to do with their new life in Christ Jesus, except that Jacob, being half Jewish,sometimes wears this shawl when he is with Jewish people, just as Paul did. Paul called it being, “all things to all men”.
Please read Romans 9-11 again, especially 11:13 to the end.
We Gentiles have been grafted into the the olive tree that God planted. It is Jewish. The Bible is Jewish. Our Savior -the root of this olive tree- is the Messiah of the Jews. Salvation is of the Jews.
Yes, each and every born again believer is a new creature – but only in Christ Jesus our Jewish Savior.
You are right in saying that we don’t need to become culturally Jewish because we are in Christ, but to ignore – or worse to deny – our blessednes because God cut off natural branches so that we could be grafted in, is a dangerous presumption.
I continue to thank God for Jacob Prasch. I do not agree with all that he teaches, but I do appreciate the vitally important truths I have learnt from Jesus through him; not least that we have to understand the entire Bible through the teaching of the Apostles who Christ appointed.
If Augustine and Calvin [and his successors] had done just that, the body of Christ would never have been burdened and led astray by the hideously heretical doctrine of double pre-destination and the rest of the TULIP nonsense which is still propogated today.
When we go to Jesus our life with the desire to read and understand the Scriptures from the Biblical [Jewish] Apostolic perspective, the Holy Spirit will lead us into all of the truth and we are set free. Then we certainly know who are the “chosen”,”the elect”, those who “He foreknew” and “predestined” really were and all those calvinist man- invented problems melt and evaporate for ever.
“Oh the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgements and His ways past finding out!”

Burning Lamp

Wasn’t the issue of “Jewishness” a problem in the early church? Didn’t Paul object to Peter’s attempt to separate the brethren – Jews and Gentiles? From the beginning we were one in Christ.

For purposes of evangelism, it is practical to approach Jewish people with Jewish terms, but anything beyond that fractures the Body.

One’s ethic or religious background is no longer an issue when one becomes a part of the Body of Christ. There is one Spirit, One Lord and One Baptism. The Bible makes it abundantly clear it seems to me.

DAWIE

Hi Debs,

Every time you read Mat. 2:14, 15, 17. 25:1 -13; John 1: 1-11;46-51; 1Cor.10:1-11; Gal.4:22-30, you are reading Midrash. These are but a few examples of many. You don’t have to study Midrash to be saved, but it is the method employed by Jesus and His Apostles when they taught and the method the Jews of that time understood. Midrash basically means “a look into” or “an ivestigation”[See Strong H4097]. Midrash is never doctrine. It illuminates doctrine. For example, BL refers to the Passover Seder [above]. By studying the passages of Scripture which refer to this we can see a pattern which illuminates the doctrine of the Atonement [using Midrashic methods], but we can’t make a doctrine out of this. Our doctrine comes from the clear teaching of the Apostles.
The Reformers and those that follow them use the historical/grammatical method of exegesis and stop there. What a tragedy!

My response to your claim that the Bible is the FINAL AUTHORITY may just shock some readers!
Firstly this is not a Biblical statement! The risen Lord has ALL AUTHORITY in heaven and on earth. HE IS THE WORD OF GOD [John 1:1,14; Rev.19:13]. In the OT He is described as “The Word of the Lord” [debar or imra].
Secondly, neither Jesus or Paul said the Bible [referring,of course,to the Tanach] was “the Word of God” or “God’s final Authority”. In fact they both used the term “the Scriptures”. Jesus chided the leading Jews about their failure to recognise the purpose of Scripture in John 6: 37-40. The Scriptures of the Bible testify of Jesus and,instead of seeking eternal life in the written words of Scripture, they needed to come to Him,”THE WORD OF GOD” for eternal life.
Paul said, “all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
I agree that the original texts of both Testaments in their original languages are without error and contain truth and are authoritative. However,the FULL TRUTH IS IN JESUS who is the Truth.
No Debs, the Bible tells us that CHRIST JESUS IS OUR FINAL AUTHORITY.[Mt. 28: 18]

Burning Lamp

Dawie, seems that this is a matter of semantics. Jesus Christ and His Word the Bible are one and in full agreement. There is no extrabiblical revelation. BTW, are you “Jesus only”? Just curious because it sounds like something someone of that belief might say.

Jesus quoted much Scripture – Scripture IS God’s written word – it is to be our guide in belief and practice.

When we say the Bible is our final authority we mean that no statements by man are to be accepted unless they are confirmed by the Word.
Let’s not complicate what God intended to be simple.

The Gospel that saves is the Word of God. The power of the Holy Spirit is in the Word of God.

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 3:12

DAWIE

BL
First answer is no I am not “Jesus only”! Jesus retains all authority in heaven and on earth until till He has put all enemies under His feet. Then He returns the Kingdom to the Father. 1 Cor.15:21- 28 explains this. Also see Ephesians 1:22,23 regarding the authority of Christ to the church.

Our Lord Jesus quoted Scripture and He called it Scripture, not THE word of God. He quoted from the Septuagint as well as the Masoretic text. He also quoted from the Deuterocanon which is no longer part of our Bibles. Many of Jesus’ quotes – and those of Paul, James, Peter, John and the writer to the Hebrews – are not word for word from our present versions of the Bible even in the original Greek texts. You can easily check this out for yourself.
We read and study the Bible and indeed Jesus teaches and feeds us all of the truth. We all have an anointing from the Holy One [1 John 2:20; Is.54:5] and “you do not need anyone to teach you”, [1 John 2:27]. How else are we to find out which, if any, of the conflicting teachings of different “teachers”on the same Scriptures? Jesus promised His disciples that the the Spirit of truth “– will glorify Me, for He will take of what is mine and declare [it] to you.” [John 16:14]

The idea that the the power of the Holy Spirit is in the [written] Scriptures themselves is not Biblical and sounds like a TBN catchphrase! Again, as mentioned in an earlier post, Jesus said, “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life: and these are they that testify of Me. But you refuse to come to Me that you may have life. –” Without His Spirit in us to teach us, the Scriptures have no power of their own.[2 Cor.3:3]

Finally, you quoted Hebrews 4:12 as if the “Word of God” was the Scripture. If you read the very next verse, you will see that this is the Person “He”. This is yet another Scripture that tells us that the Messiah and the Word of God are one and the same Person.

I hope you receive this in the grace of God that is intended. We are to be free in Christ Jesus. The Scriptures are vitally important to all of us, but without the personal teaching of the anointing of the Holy One, we risk following mere men or a certain church denomination or system, being tosses to and fro, instead of the Person Messiah Yeshua who has given us life, who keeps us in His life and who is the Word of God, His final authority.
Best wishes in His love.

LBW

Hi Debs

Romans 11 – you mentioned ‘denying Israel, being grafted into
the olive tree’. [EDITED: If you care to quote the whole sentence it says; “No one here is denying anything regarding Israel, [ADDED: or anyone] being grafted into the the olive tree, so don’t even attempt to pull that one on me!”]
Are you saying that it is Israel being grafted in ?
Don’t want to misunderstand what you mean. Thanks

DAWIE

Debs,
Hi again. My last post was mostly a response to BL who wrote, “The power of the Holy Spirit is in the Word of God.”
This is a true statement if BL was referring to Jesus the Word of God, but from the context it seems that BL was referring to the Bible. I hope I got this wrong.

I also wrote,
“You don’t have to study Midrash to be saved, but it is the method employed by Jesus and His Apostles when they taught and the method the Jews of that time understood.”
If you have a problem with Midrash, then your your problem is with the teaching of Jesus and His Apostles, not with me.

I would never contemplate going beyond what is written.

I’m obviously touching some nerve, so I’ll cool it for a while in the hope that you will make time to read what I wrote and do a Berean on it!

In His love.

[I am not LBW!!!]

Burning Lamp

All I know is the the men who penned the Bible did so by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
Now we all know the the Trinity consists of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They work like hand and glove – they are 3 in 1.

Also, I have seen the Gospel as given in the Word of God change people from darkness to light when they respond to the Holy Spirit inspired word.

Are we simply spitting hairs here and really we are all on the same page?

Burning Lamp

Debs – I agree that Dawie/LBW (stands for “let’s be wicked” ? ) is a bit mixed up.

What I meant about unbelievers and the Word is that when the Gospel using the Word of God is delivered by a messenger of the Lord and the Holy Spirit is convicting the unbeliever, it will cut to the quick. I have seen it happen in evangelism over and over. It is not the power or convincing words of the messenger, but the Holy Spirit inspired words of God that are the power unto salvation. That is all I meant. Then when the person comes to Christ and has the Holy Spirit, then he/she can have an understanding of the Word and be taught by the Holy Spirit.

Also, don’t you think if a person is truly seeking to know God and picks up a tract or a Gideon Bible that the Lord can convict their heart and they could acknowledge the Him? They don’t have full knowledge, but they have the all important start.

Now where this can take a wrong turn is when the WofF people say that speaking the Word or giving some formula will bring results.

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