|Proverbs 21:16 |
16 The man who wanders out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.2 [The congregation of the dead is the assembly of those who are still sinning and think they are righteous and favored by God because they believe. They are dead to the life of God, just like the demons who believe in God and Jesus and are dead to the life of God.]
2 The man who wanders out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead. Why do you seek the living among the dead? Luke 24:5. And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: These things said he that has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know your works, that you have a name that you live, and are dead. Rev 3:1. The congregation of the dead is found in Babylon, where the whole world worships the dragon, who is Satan. I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. Rev 13:11-12. This beast looks like a lamb, but speaks from the devil. It is from the earth: the traditions and things of men. This is the false church, that looks like Christ's church, but whose words come from the carnal mind of man, which is from the devil, rather than words from the Spirit of God. This beastly spirit, deceived all men on the earth to worship an image of the first beast; the image being a religion that reflected many of the same religious practices of the heathens, (ceremonies, rituals, pomp, pageantry, money). And anyone who did not worship that image, was killed. The Roman church's inquisitions and slaughters throughout Europe in the Middle Ages (800 AD to 1500 AD) murdered nine million souls, accused of witchcraft. This was followed by the Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Baptists, and Congregationalists of England and America who in 50 years imprisoned over ten thousand Quakers and killed over 869 Quakers in the 17th Century, including three men and a woman hung in Boston by the Bible-believing Puritans. This beast caused the all the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, who is powered by the devil; and so all the earth is still worshiping the dragon, or the devil.
Now, the whole world, thinking they are worshiping Christ, are worshiping the devil. How can this be? Because the Jesus they worship excuses all manner of sin; the false Jesus they worship is going to marry a bride who is full of adultery, covetousness, anger, lust, profane language, lies, etc. Their false Jesus allows them to live their life in sin until they die, and then is supposedly going to embrace them into heaven. Their false Jesus makes sin easier, by supposedly making sin, guilt free. Their false Jesus embraces sin and evil. Their false Jesus says, you can live however you please, making decisions for yourself based on what you think is good and bad. People, this is a description of the devil who told Eve they would be like God, knowing good and evil. This false Jesus is a god who approves of man walking after the imagination of his own heart, which is worse than worshipping wooden and stone idols, Jer 16:11-12. This false Jesus approves of man being his own God. This is not the real Jesus.
Jesus is holy and pure. The bride of Jesus must be holy and pure too. Jesus said: Sin no more! Repent or perish! [to lose you soul]. And Jesus said, If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell. Mark 9:43,45,47-48. Jesus is desperately trying to tell us that to enter the Kingdom and escape hell, sin has to go. He knew false ministers with false gospels promising freedom to continue to sin would arise after he left. Changes in our heart through the missing cross to purity can take away the desire of the hand, foot, and eye to cause us to sin.
Without holiness, no one will see the Lord. Heb 12:14. So then those who are in the flesh cannot please God. For if you live after the flesh, you will die; but if through the Spirit you mortify [put to death] the deeds of the body, you will live. Rom 8:8,13. And those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh [the sinful nature] with its passions and desires [lusts and affections]. Gal 5:24. And You can be sure: No sexually immoral, or impure, or covetous person, who is an is idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with vain words. For because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Eph 5:5-6. So all of the 41,000 sects of Christendom, who ignore their members' sinning until death, are worshipping the devil, but who wears a Jesus nametag. Paul warned us about "different Jesus'" and different gospels. 2 Cor 11:4.