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Now more than ever I see false teachings being portrayed as truth and the young in faith being led astray. It’s not new, in fact, it’s been happening for thousands of years, but I didn’t know the magnitude of the lies till my eyes were opened to the Biblical truth. It has been awesome to wake up from the matrix and yet sad at the same time. For it is only when we are fully awake that we see how many are still hooked in, who are still asleep, we see the wolves in sheep clothing, and we see the lambs being led to the slaughter. Mainstream Christianity would like the young to believe the Torah (YHWH’s instructions) are done away with, that there is a separation of church and Israel, that we live on a planet that is hurtling through an ever-expanding universe, that homosexuality is not a sin, and that Yeshua was a hippie (Peace, love, feeble, and all-inclusive). But these are rooted in man doctrine and false teachers, woe unto those who knowingly twist the scriptures to fit their lifestyle. This is a survey of the grievances I have with mainstream Christianity.
The Torah is still Applicable Today
I’ve written a few posts on Torah and how it has not been abolished, so for those eager to learn I encourage you to look at them here. For now, let us examine a quote from a Christian leader and then see what the Bible actually says.
“A great need of the Christian world today is the clear recognition that we are not under the law, but the gospel; that the law was nailed to the cross and passed out of force when the new will was probated at Pentecost” (R.C. Fosters, Studies in the Life of Christ: Introduction, the Early Period, the Middle Period, the Final Week, pg.469)
This is just one example but a quick search on Google or YouTube will show up numerous articles and videos advocating that the Torah is finished. First R.C. Foster states that we are not under the law but under grace, this is correct and in reference to the writings of Paul.
“For sin shall not rule over you, for you are not under the law but under favor. ” (Romans 6:14)
In the next verse, Paul wrote this.
“What then? Shall we sin because we are not under Torah but under favor? Let it not be! Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves servants for obedience, you are servants of the one whom you obey, whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?” (Romans 6:15-16)
Because we are free from the penalty of sin, which is death, should we then use our freedom to continue to sin?
“What, then, shall we say? Shall we continue in sin, to let favor increase? Let it not be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?” (Romans 6:1-2)
Remember the definition of sin?
“Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” (1 John 3:4)
Paul tells us plainly that we should not continue to sin (violate the Torah), but that we should be obedient. We are not saved by the law which is legalism but observe the Torah out of loving obedience. See how easily the lawless teachers can make the Bible say what they want it to say? R.C. Foster then says that the law was nailed to the cross, again this Bible scholar takes the scripture out of context to support his views.
“And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.” (Colossians 2: 13-14)
Did Yeshua die on the cross to do away with the Torah or to wash away our sins? Clearly, Paul is talking about how we had a debt we could not pay, from breaking the law, and that Yeshua was the sacrifice for those debts.
The Falsehood of Replacement Theology
Next mainstream Christianity teaches that we are separate from Israel but that is not what the Bible teaches.
“And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, have been grafted in among them, and came to share the root and fatness of the olive tree, do not boast against the branches. And if you boast, remember: you do not bear the root, but the root bears you! You shall say then, “The branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.” Good! By unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by belief. Do not be arrogant, but fear. For if Elohim did not spare the natural branches, He might not spare you either. See then the kindness and sharpness of Elohim: on those who fell sharpness, but toward you kindness, if you continue in his kindness, otherwise you also shall be cut off. And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, shall be grafted in, for Elohim is able to graft them in again. For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree, how much more shall these who are the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? ” (Romans 11:17-24)
“that at that time you were without Messiah, excluded from the citizenship of Yisra’ĕl (Israel) and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no expectation and without Elohim in the world. But now in Messiah יהושע you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of the Messiah.” (Ephesians 2:12-13)
“So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens of the set-apart ones and members of the household of Elohim,” (Ephesians 2:19)
Here Paul is telling us that we have been grafted into the olive tree of Israel and now we are part of the commonwealth of Israel, through the work of our Messiah Yeshua.
Biblical Cosmology and the Creation Model
Biblical Cosmology, it’s what I first covered on this website and I still believe whole heartily what I wrote. If you haven’t read them yet I highly suggest you do. Here, however, is what mainstream Christianity has to say about some topics related to Biblical Cosmology.
“To say it all dates back to 6,000 years is just nonsense, and I think [it’s] time we come off of that stuff, and say this isn’t possible.” (Pat Robertson)
“I don't believe in so-called evolution as it is currently presented, as non-theistic. I believe that God started it all and He is in charge of all of it ... but the fact that you have progressive evolution under His control, that doesn’t hurt my faith at all.” (Pat Robertson)
Pat Robertson is part of the 700 club and is much respected in the Christian community, but here we have him denying the power of YHWH by saying it’s impossible for the Earth to be created 6,000 years ago.
“Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their array. And in the seventh day Elohim completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made. And Elohim blessed the seventh day and set it apart, because on it He rested from all His work which Elohim in creating had made.” (Genesis 2:1-3)
The Bible teaches a young earth, there’s no way around it, here Moses writes that the earth was finished in 6 days, not over the course of 6 trillion years. It is here that we see the Sabbath being set forth, YHWH worked for 6 days and rested on the 7th. It says He blessed the 7th day and made it holy (Sabbath) it seems logical to conclude then that yes it took 6 actual days. Or did he claim the next trillion years a Sabbath?
Pat Robertson also claims that evolution, in some sense, could be true and his words are echoed by a large number of Christians. This is false and in no way shape or form does the Bible teach this.
“And Elohim said, “Let the earth bring forth the living being according to its kind: livestock and creeping creatures and beasts of the earth, according to its kind.” And it came to be so. ”And it was so.” (Genesis 1:24)
After its own kind, that’s what the Bible said. Not a fish into a bird into an ape into a man. There was no evolutionary process, everything was already the way it was meant to be. Then there is the idea that we are floating around in outer space, this Christian song depicts what the majority of Christians think.
“God of wonders, beyond our galaxy.” (Third Day)
Check out my Biblical Cosmology posts here to see why this is just absurd and unbiblical.
The Church’s Acceptance of Homosexuality
Next on the list is homosexuality, over recent years the Christian church has become more and more accepting of the sin. Now, I do agree that we shouldn’t shun, make fun of, or treat those brothers and sisters unjustly who are struggling with the sin. I do not however agree with the view of homosexuality not being a sin, it most certainly is.
“Because of this Elohim gave them over to degrading passions. For even their women exchanged natural relations for what is against nature, and likewise, the men also, having left natural relations with woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing indecency, and receiving back the reward which was due for their straying.” (Romans 1:26-27)
“Do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the reign of Elohim? Do not be deceived. Neither those who whore, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor greedy of gain, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers shall inherit the reign of Elohim.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
New Age Jesus
Finally, we arrive at hippie Jesus, by that I mean this idea or concept of Yeshua being a person for peace and love, unbiblically speaking. Yeshua corrected those in error and contrary to popular belief, he did not come to bring peace (in the world's sense of the word).
“Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword, for I have come to bring division, a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law –and a man’s enemies are those of his own household. “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me, and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. “And he who does not take up his stake and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. “He who has found his life shall lose it, and he that has lost his life for My sake shall find it.” (Matthew 10:34-39)
He flat out says it, that he came not for peace, and those who love their family more than him are not worthy of him. Those who do not carry their cross and follow are not worthy of him. He is our King, our Messiah, not some self-help guru.
“Afterward יהושע found him in the Set-apart Place, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, so that no worse matter befalls you.” (John 5:14)
Yeshua tells a man he healed not to continue in sin, lest something worse happen. He doesn’t tell him to go on freely doing as he wishes. New Age Jesus wants you to do what makes you feel good and this is an anti-Christ, a false depiction of the one true King Yeshua. Remember when Yeshua drove out all those evildoers from the temple with a whip?
“And He found in the Set-apart Place those selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the moneychangers sitting. And having made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the Set-apart Place, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the moneychangers’ coins and overturned the tables. And He said to those selling doves, “Take these away! Do not make the house of My Father a house of merchandise!”” (John 2:14-16)
I hope this post highlighted some of the wrongs being committed by mainstream Christianity and helps you to wake up from the lies being perpetrated by false teachers. I pray you will test all things, including this teaching, and that the Rauch Hakodesh will guide you into all truth.
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