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The Daily Word of Righteousness
I Never Knew You, continued
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, (Philippians 3:10—NIV)
God's judges who sit with Christ on the great White Throne will not be moved by human judgment or mercy. They, like their Lord, will judge with righteous judgment for they will listen for the judgment of God. To such it is given to forgive and retain sins, to open and close the doors to the Kingdom of God, to eternal life. Those who intend to be part of this royal priesthood, to whom the thrones of judgment are to be assigned, must learn now to listen to God and follow His Word and not be moved by the spirit of humanism that has so heavily infiltrated Christian thinking.
The greater part of the Charismatic movement will accept the satanic doctrine that man must not suffer (in the hopes that Satan will not suffer). The majority are so accustomed to leaning on human reasoning they can be deceived readily. The believers act according to how they feel and what their traditions teach. They are ignorant of the Scriptures, as can be seen by their acceptance of the doctrine of the "pre-tribulation" rapture—an unscriptural teaching that any high school student with a working knowledge of the New Testament could refute with ease.
The doctrine of the rapture is based largely on an interpretation of symbols rather than the writings of the Apostles. Everyone knows that the interpretation of symbols must be based on the clear scriptural teaching of the Apostles. Doctrine simply cannot be derived from an interpretation of symbols, such as the male Son of the twelfth chapter of the Book of Revelation.
The despised remnant will hold firmly in mind that God is as severe as He is good. They will utterly reject the idea that people will never suffer.
Many of today's false teachings are based on the idea that those who make a profession of Jesus Christ will never suffer.
When Satan in Peter tried to stop Jesus from going up to Jerusalem and making an atonement for the sins of the world, Jesus recognized the source instantly. Wasn't Peter being a friend? Yes, in the human sense. No, in terms of God's plan to redeem the world through the blood atonement. Thus it is true that human love will always, without realizing it, tend to destroy the greater good that God intends. That which appears to be merciful and compassionate is actually destructive.
The teaching of the "pre-tribulation rapture" of the saints, a device to escape suffering, comes from "You shall not surely die."
The teaching that no Christian need be concerned about the Judgment Seat of Christ is based on "You shall not surely die."
The overemphasis on God's love and the rejection of His severity proceeds from "You shall not surely die."
The Dispensational teaching of a state of grace that prevents God from seeing our actual behavior is derived from "You shall not surely die."
The extension of imputed righteousness far beyond its appointed bounds is founded on "You shall not surely die."
The concept of "eternal security" is the outcome of "You shall not surely die."
The notion that we are not obligated to keep the commandments of Christ and His Apostles is related to "You shall not surely die."
The doctrine that if we have faith we will not suffer comes from the same source as "You shall not surely die."
This is what Satan desires: one great soup of people who serve Christ with their mouth but whose hearts are worldly, lustful, and disobedient to the Father.
Thus we see that a significant part of the doctrine of the Evangelical churches is coming from Satan.
To be continued.