The spirit of the antichrist has deceived so many people down through the 1000’s of years that human beings have walked the earth with the same deceptive lie: “Did God really say that?”
And it’s still working today for a vast amount of the population.
There are only two groups of people in the world – a Biblical Christian, or a non-Christian; that’s it – individually we are either in one group or the other. The first group strives daily to live by the Word of God. Their desires are in alignment with God’s desires, and although we struggle while in the flesh – we keep our eyes and faith upon Jesus; who is the Word of God.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” ~ John 1:1-2
Ever wonder why the Bible has survived through the thousands of years since it has been recorded? God tells us this about His Word:
“…My Word that comes from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please and will prosper in what I send it to do.” ~ Isaiah 55:11
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth which proclaims the Word of God to all who have accepted God’s free gift of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
The second group of people are the “non-Christians” – this group is comprised of the multitude of people who either have never accepted God’s gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, or, the ones who are living their life under the deception of being a Christian, but are not Biblical Christians, and at the Day of Judgement will be found amongst those that the Lord Jesus declares that He never knew:
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of My Father in heaven. On that day many will say to Me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in Your name, drive out demons in Your name, and do many miracles in Your name?’ Then I will announce to them, ‘I never knew you! Depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!’” ~ Matthew 7:21-23
The ones who “work lawlessness” are those that do not adhere to the Word of God. Jesus Christ is the Word of God, and the whole Bible – from Genesis to Revelation is the written Word of God.
The arguments that we hear daily from those that have been deceived by the spirit of the antichrist are all the same:
• The Bible is not applicable to the 21st century. • There are discrepancies in it. • It was written by man. • Etc., etc.
Or, they twist the Words from the Bible in an attempt to convince themselves, and the world, that their unbiblical lifestyle is acceptable:
• God is love. • Do not judge. • Love the sinner – not the sin. • God made us this way.
The list goes on and on.
Satan – who is the spirit of the antichrist – knows the Word of God better than any human being ever born – except the Word of God Himself; Jesus. And Satan has been twisting the Word ever since the first man and woman lived and walked upon the face of the earth:
“Did God really say…” ~ Genesis 3:1
The bottom line is this: If you are not living your life by the Word of God (all of it – not just the parts that you are in agreement with), then you have no right claiming to be a “Christian” and going to heaven/paradise. The truth of the matter is that you are not. Pray that God will remove the deceptive blinders from your eyes and heart to reveal His desires for your life, then repent and start walking in it.
The days are short, and we never know when our last breath on this earth will be. Afterwards comes the judgement and the 2 destinations that follow that: eternal life with God, or, eternal death in hell. We have a choice to make while we are still alive and breathing. Keep in mind that by NOT making the choice, is indeed making a choice.