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|2 Corinthians 11:4 |
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4 For if someone comes preaching another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit from that which you have received, or another gospel from the one you accepted, you might well tolerate him.2
2 Different Jesus, different gospel? How?
- One Jesus excuses a life of sin in a believer; the other Jesus says to believers:
Why do you call me Lord, and not do what I command you. Depart from me you workers of iniquity [sin].
Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the kingdom of heaven.
- One Jesus offers a free ticket to heaven after you die in your sins; the other Jesus says the Kingdom of heaven is within you, and which must be entered while still on earth so you can avoid being banished in the next life.
- One Jesus leaves you miserable in your sins the rest of your life; the other Jesus destroys the sin that is in you, freeing you totally.
- One Jesus excuses all past, present, and future sins; the other Jesus forgives but then says: Sin no more! and Repent or perish!
- One Jesus requires no works; the other Jesus requires perfect works.
- One Jesus judges people on whether they believe or not; the other Jesus judges people on their works and words.
- One Jesus is remote in heaven who doesn't speak to you or teach you; the other Jesus dwells in your heart to teach you, command you, cleanse you, purify you, make you holy, love you, unite with you, glorify you.
- One Jesus saves anyone who says the sinner's prayer, gets wet, and eats bread/grape juice; the other Jesus is the author and perfecter of salvation to all those who listen to him and obey him.
- One Jesus saves instantly with little or no effort on your part; the other Jesus says strive to enter the narrow gate that leads to life (salvation) that few will find and many will try to enter but be unable.
- One Jesus requires no cross to be carried by his followers; the other Jesus says you must deny yourself and pick your cross daily to follow him.
- One Jesus accepts you just the way you are; the other Jesus says you must lose your life, to save your life.
- One Jesus requires you to give up nothing; the other Jesus requires you to forsake everything.
- One Jesus encourages sin by freeing you from guilt; the other Jesus delivers and frees you from sin, making you fit for union and fellowship with Him and the Father in heaven.
- One gospel forces you to die before you discover if your salvation was true or if you were lied to, (when it's too late to remedy);
the other gospel lets you hear God speak to you, frees you from sin, (ample proof along the way),
and then lets you see Jesus, bringing your salvation as he is resurrected in you, and as you are translated into the Kingdom while alive on earth.
- One gospel presumes you are favored by God; the other gospel results in God demonstrating his favor regularly.
- One gospel asks for your money; the other gospel forbids preachers to solicit money, and sudden disaster overcomes any who do.
Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters, and he who has no money, come, buy and eat; So which of the two Jesus are you depending on? Not that there are only two Jesus; there is a different Jesus for each sect, estimated at 41,000 and increasing. Each sect takes a subset of the scriptures and creates their own opinion as to what Jesus demands, what he will accept, and what he will not tolerate. Even former choir boy, Adolph Hitler claimed to be saved because he believed. Answer this question: which Jesus is likely to be Satan imitating Jesus; he who excuses guilt-free sin and promises heaven to those still sinning, or he who insists everyone sin nor more, repent or perish,-- deny yourself, carry your cross daily, forsake everything, and lose you life to save it?
yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? And your hard-earned money for that which does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me, and eat that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance.
Incline your ear, and come to me. Hear [and obey], and your soul shall live;