One can always tell when the Church has yielded to a false and demonic doctrine. There is invariably;
– the rejection of scripture in part or some significant way,
– the compromise in morality and
– the proclamation of it’s truth because the majority of people believe it.
The majority are always deceived, so let us rather focus on the decline in morality and distortion of doctrine that accompanies these deceptions.
Take for example the doctrine of God supposedly opening the door for Zionists to occupy modern day Israel. If we look past the controlled media and earnestly study that which has been taking place in the region, it becomes very clear, very quickly, that the Zionists have not only been the initiators of violence in almost every instance together with the death and displacement of Muslims, but they have also been directly responsible for the displacement and death of Christians as well.
Jews, Muslims and Christians previously lived in harmony in the land before Zionism gained authority. To this day Christians clergy are routinely spat on in public in Israel and evangelical Churches have been bombed by radical Jews. Somehow Christians overlook the glaringly obvious manifestations of evil, even to the ongoing rejection of Christ, by yielding to this false doctrine. Many Christians have become accustomed to seeing Muslims as the enemy rather than a lost people that need salvation. Zionist hatred of Muslims has filtered through to the Body of Christ without a thought for the evil that is being adopted.
Christians are choosing to be partial, respecters of people rather than Spirit led, discerning and compassionate. Of course we know the Jews will be restored at the end of this age (when they reject the demonic yoke of Zionism and embrace Christ) but they will be restored to the Body of Christ and the heavenly Jerusalem.
I wish Christians were all as Jesus was in:
Matthew 12:46-50 “Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.”
Jesus considered that even his own mother after the flesh was not worthy of any special station, except that which was based on her relationship with the Father. Yet now many hold the Jews after the flesh above Christians and even before the name and will of Jesus himself; suggesting that those after the old covenant which was rejected are somehow more beloved than those who are in Christ.
So often the distortions of scripture are obvious to all, yet someone blindness remains. Take the favorite scripture in this instance:
Genesis 13:15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
It’s interesting that this scripture is used as a confirmation that the Jews are entitled to the land in Palestine. Never mind that the promise was conditional on obedience to the Lord, of which they still resist to this day, but the Jews have spend 450 years less in Israel than they have out of it, since the promise was given. That alone makes the scriptural reference foolishness – except to the willfully deceived.
The reality is that the land was important because God’s temple was in Jerusalem and it was the place where God came down to meet with His people. When Jesus Christ fulfilled the old covenant and ushered in the new, that brought an end to the old covenant. Israel and Jerusalem after the natural became irrelevant in God’s eyes.
Galatians 4:25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
Jesus confirmed these changes in John 4:21-24; Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
And Paul reminds us of this change in Romans 2:28-29
For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
But the blind will lead the blind and to this day we have an entrenched Christian doctrine that opposes the Bible, the words of the prophets, Christ and the authors of the new testament. People are bound in spirit and cannot see the truth, seemingly more happy to see a million Muslim deaths in defense of the land in bondage to Satan and in defense of those that oppose the Cross. Who could believe that Spirit filled Christians could behave in such a manner and declare it to be the will of God.
So the question is…… what doctrines are you holding onto that force you to ignore or distort the scriptures. What teachings are you embracing because the ‘majority’ believe and what moral standards have you accepted that deny the fullness of the love of Christ and oppose the convictions of the Holy Spirit?