|Revelation 2:14-16 |
14 But I have a few things against you: you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to set a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit fornication.
15 So you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitians, which thing I hate. [According to early Quaker Stephen Crisp, who dwelled in the kingdom, the doctrine of the Nicolaitians was: since the law is dead, as long as you have faith, there is no sin to be counted against you, which is the cornerstone of today's Protestant Christianity — that grace excuses their past, present, and future sins — thereby transferring the meaning of grace to become a license for immorality. From the Word of the Lord within: "They have taken the Bible and made it an unholy thing used to justify their immersion in sin." Margaret Fox replied strongly to the ministers and teachers of corruption in her time, who taught that the entire law of God was cancelled and replaced by just believing in Jesus. This letter is also on the Until Your Words and Deeds are Prompted by God, You Must Obey the Inner Law on the Heart of Every Man web page, and perfectly applies to Christianity's false doctrines today. From the Word of the Lord within: "The law is in every man's heart, and it must be obeyed; the supreme law — never been cancelled."]
16 Repent, or else I will come to you quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. [Notice, in the Book of Revelation, Jesus emphasizes the necessity of repentance from all sins; but the Christians of today think they have no need to repent, presuming that they are excused from all the warnings of Jesus and all the Bible's stated exclusions, requirements, and qualifying conditions of salvation; they also overlook that every man will be judged on his works and words. So today's Christians, listening to the words of the scriptures, hear them like a beautiful song that is sweet to their ears, but they fail to apply the commands to themselves — always thinking the warnings and commands apply to bad people, not righteous believing people like themselves; so they do not obey the commands of repentance from sin that they hear or read, remaining slaves to sin; and then they are banned from heaven when they die.]