Right from the garden of Eden where the first lie was told by the serpent, he still propagate GREAT errors that leads men to perdition. God’s words are plain and simple to the mind but Satan seek to make things a mystery before the mind. Every simple truth in the scriptures is turned upside down by the enemy of souls. The sad part is what we believe is an essential part of our salvation. Satan knows this truth and he has endeavored to confuse many that he can and deceive many.
God always come to our aid to manifest the truth. God sent Jesus Christ who is the way, the truth and life to our world to redeem souls from darkness. The Bible, when studied with humility and prayers for understanding reveals all the deception of Satan. God will allow His truth to shine upon all hearts that are willing to receive the truth. “John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
There are deadly errors that are spread by Satan through false teachers, Hollywood and we’ll address these and what the Bible really teaches:
The dead go straight to Heaven: It is only when men don’t take counsels from the Bible that they get deceived. Jesus overcame Satan by “It is written” and He didn’t take His argument against Satan outside the word of God. It’s only when we make the Bible our ONLY rule of faith that we’ll be able to stand and overcome all deceptions.
There’s a very popular doctrine that teaches “man consciousness after death”. The pagan world believe that when man dies he’s not really dead but passed on to a different world where he become more powerful and grows on to become his own god. That’s doctrine of devils. We didn’t expect Christians to have this erroneous views too because they profess to follow their master Jesus but surprisingly majority of the Christian world/churches have the same belief but have rebranded it. The Christian world teaches that when their loved ones die they go straight to Heaven to have peace and happiness. Is this found in the Bible? No! but it’s just another version of the pagan belief about life after death. Pagans also belief in reincarnation. Sadly Christians borrow their doctrines from paganism and lead so many away from Bible truth to fables. There must be a church which originated all these falsehoods. There’s no other church than the MOTHER of harlots(Apostate Protestantism), the Roman Catholic Church. This church takes pagan beliefs and “baptize” it to be a Christian belief -how sad! So there’s no wonder Pagans believe the dead are not really dead but become gods and Christians also believe the same thing which is the dead are not really dead but in Heaven.
Does the Bible teach these? Did these errors originated from the Bible? No! it originated from the father of lies not the Bible. The Bible plainly teaches that when a person dies he loses consciousness and he’s no where to be found. He’s as if he’s never been in existence because he has returned into the dust he was created from. For “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” Genesis 3:19
Man is dust and he’s only a living being because God breathed into his nostrils for him to be alive. “Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” So we cannot be in existence when God takes the breathe of life( Simple math: Breathe of life+body=living soul). The dead return to the dust, the ground he was taken from and he ceases to exist until Jesus comes to raise the dead.
Job simplified it this way “As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up: 14:12 So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.” Job 14:11
“Job 7:9 As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up NO MORE. 7:10 He shall RETURN NO MORE to his house, NEITHER SHALL HIS PLACE KNOW HIM ANY MORE.”
Let’s look at this illustration( A Chair) :
This chair is made up of wood and nails. the nails connected all the woods for it to become a chair. When the nails are taken out it ceased to be a chair but a dismantled material. the wood will be aside and the nails too.
Man ceases to exist when the breathe is taken. Until Jesus comes back, he’ll still be in the dust deformed and “as if he was not in existence”. “John 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. 5:26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; 5:28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.”
So the Bible teaches dead man thoughts perish, he’s no where until the end of the world, when Jesus comes. “Ecclesiastes 9:5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. 9:6 Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.” “Isaiah 38:18 For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.” “Psalms 115:17 The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.”
Secret Rapture and 7 year tribulation: One of the deadly doctrines is this teaching that there’ll be a secret rapture. The “Left Behind” theory is propagated by Hollywood and the Christian world. They teach that the second coming of Jesus will be secret. It is also taught that after the righteous are secretly taken to heaven, then there’ll be another 7 year tribulation for people to suffer for their wrongs and be purged. Unfortunately all these are great errors and not found in God’s word but from the enemy of souls. This doctrine is another version of Roman Catholic Church “purgatory” where it is believed people are purged in hell fire and afterwards taken to Heaven. All these are false and not found in God’s word. The truth from the Bible is that now is the time we’re to prepare for Jesus soon coming. After the second coming there’ll be no chance for the sinner to repent. It’ll be forever too late. Today is the day of salvation. The unrepentant sinner looking forward for another 7 years after Jesus second coming will be bitterly disappointed when he rises in the second resurrection(the resurrection of the wicked). God’s word says today is the day of salvation. Repent before it’s too late. It’ll be too late when Jesus pronounces the final irrevocable words “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.” Revelation 22:11. “Hebrews 4:7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.”
“Job 22:21 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. 22:22 Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart. 22:23 If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles. 22:24 Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks. 22:25 Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver. 22:26 For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God…”
Immortality of the soul: This was the same lie Satan told Eve in the garden of Eden that she shall not SURELY die but shall be as a god. He’s still propagating this falsehoods and this is the basis of all paganism. It’s sad Apostate Christianity is also holding this false doctrine.
Immortality Forfeited by Transgression
In the midst of Eden grew the tree of life, whose fruit had the power of perpetuating life. Had Adam remained obedient to God, he would have continued to enjoy free access to this tree and would have lived forever. But when he sinned he was cut off from partaking of the tree of life, and he became subject to death.The divine sentence, “Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return,” points to the utter extinction of life.DD 14.2
Immortality, promised to man on condition of obedience, had been forfeited by transgression. Adam could not transmit to his posterity that which he did not possess; and there could have been no hope for the fallen race had not God, by the sacrifice of His Son, brought immortality within their reach.While “death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned,” Christ “hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” Romans 5:12; 2 Timothy 1:10. And only through Christ can immortality be obtained. Said Jesus: “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life.” John 3:36. Every man may come into possession of this priceless blessing if he will comply with the conditions. All “who by patient continuance in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality,” will receive “eternal life.” Romans 2:7.
The only one who promised Adam life in disobedience was the great deceiver. And the declaration of the serpent to Eve in Eden—“Ye shall not surely die”—was the first sermon ever preached upon the immortality of the soul. Yet this declaration, resting solely upon the authority of Satan, is echoed from the pulpits of Christendom and is received by the majority of mankind as readily as it was received by our first parents. The divine sentence, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die” (Ezekiel 18:20), is made to mean: The soul that sinneth, it shall not die, but live eternally. We cannot but wonder at the strange infatuation which renders men so credulous concerning the words of Satan and so unbelieving in regard to the words of God.
Had man after his fall been allowed free access to the tree of life, he would have lived forever, and thus sin would have been immortalized. But cherubim and a flaming sword kept “the way of the tree of life” (Genesis 3:24), and not one of the family of Adam has been permitted to pass that barrier and partake of the life-giving fruit.Therefore there is not an immortal sinner.
But after the Fall, Satan bade his angels make a special effort to inculcate the belief in man’s natural immortality; and having induced the people to receive this error, they were to lead them on to conclude that the sinner would live in eternal misery. Now the prince of darkness, working through his agents, represents God as a revengeful tyrant, declaring that He plunges into hell all those who do not please Him, and causes them ever to feel His wrath; and that while they suffer unutterable anguish and writhe in the eternal flames, their Creator looks down upon them with satisfaction.
The ministration of holy angels, as presented in the Scriptures, is a truth most comforting and precious to every follower of Christ. But the Bible teaching upon this point has been obscured and perverted by the errors of popular theology. The doctrine of natural immortality, first borrowed from the pagan philosophy, and in the darkness of the great apostasy incorporated into the Christian faith, has supplanted the truth, so plainly taught in Scripture, that “the dead know not anything.” Multitudes have come to believe that it is spirits of the dead who are the “ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation.” And this notwithstanding the testimony of Scripture to the existence of heavenly angels, and their connection with the history of man, before the death of a human being.
The doctrine of man’s consciousness in death, especially the belief that spirits of the dead return to minister to the living, has prepared the way for modern spiritualism. If the dead are admitted to the presence of God and holy angels, and privileged with knowledge far exceeding what they before possessed, why should they not return to the earth to enlighten and instruct the living? If, as taught by popular theologians, spirits of the dead are hovering about their friends on earth, why should they not be permitted to communicate with them, to warn them against evil, or to comfort them in sorrow? How can those who believe in man’s consciousness in death reject what comes to them as divine light communicated by glorified spirits?Here is a channel regarded as sacred, through which Satan works for the accomplishment of his purposes. The fallen angels who do his bidding appear as messengers from the spirit world. While professing to bring the living into communication with the dead, the prince of evil exercises his bewitching influence upon their minds.
He has power to bring before men the appearance of their departed friends. The counterfeit is perfect; the familiar look, the words, the tone, are reproduced with marvelous distinctness. Many are comforted with the assurance that their loved ones are enjoying the bliss of heaven, and without suspicion of danger, they give ear “to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.”
Can the Dead Speak to Us?
When they have been led to believe that the dead actually return to communicate with them, Satan causes those to appear who went into the grave unprepared. They claim to be happy in heaven and even to occupy exalted positions there, and thus the error is widely taught that no difference is made between the righteous and the wicked. The pretended visitants from the world of spirits sometimes utter cautions and warnings which prove to be correct.Then, as confidence is gained, they present doctrines that directly undermine faith in the Scriptures.With an appearance of deep interest in the well-being of their friends on earth, they insinuate the most dangerous errors. The fact that they state some truths, and are able at times to foretell future events, gives to their statements an appearance of reliability; and their false teachings are accepted by the multitudes as readily, and believed as implicitly, as if they were the most sacred truths of the Bible. The law of God is set aside, the Spirit of grace despised, the blood of the covenant counted an unholy thing. The spirits deny the deity of Christ and place even the Creator on a level with themselves. Thus under a new disguise the great rebel still carries on his warfare against God, begun in heaven and for nearly six thousand years continued upon the earth.
Original sin: The doctrine of original sin also originated from paganism and was rebranded to Christianity by Roman Catholic Church. This is the reason why they baptize children lest when he dies in infancy he’ll be lost. What a great deception. This belief makes it appear the Bible is a liar because it says Jesus Christ NEVER SINNED. From infancy to adulthood He never sinned. “Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”
This belief is from the devil because there’s no original sin. Adam’s sin was not passed to his children but only the results, the traits, the prone to sin was passed to them. Adam has his own account record before God so as each of Adam’s descendants. NO ONE IS BORN A SINNER. I REPEAT, ABSOLUTELY NO ONE. But we have a “sinful” nature which is prone to sin. Everyone have a choice to sin or not to sin. A child who doesn’t have the knowledge of sin have no sin. Don’t be deceived by the enemy. Infant baptism originated from this false doctrine. Don’t be deceived but hold fast God’s word of truth. The devil is a liar from the beginning and wants to undermine Jesus sacrifice for humanity but all is to no avail. You can overcome sin because Jesus will strengthen you. He’ll give you strength to overcome all. You’re not charged with Adam’s sin but your own sinful choices. Everyone will bear his own burden. “Ezekiel 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.” “Ezekiel 14:20 Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.”
Eternal hell fire: People say so many scary things and many personal theories which has no biblical basis. The Bible and the Bible alone can provide us the only truth about hell but not what people say or teaches. Please DON’T BUILD your house(faith) on men teachings(sand) but build your house on the Rock Of Ages(Jesus Christ.)
I normally hear people saying “hell is burning right now, people are really suffering”. Some also say “some dead hip hop artist have brought message from hell that they suffer more when they play their songs”. Though their songs are bad it Is All deceptions…serious deceptions… Even sometimes, you will hear some false news about some one giving “testimony from hell” some also publish “life in hell” and many other false teachings. Please these are all lies. Don’t build your faith on them. They will lead you astray. Jesus is The TRUTH(John 14:6 ) and we must only live by His word and not lies of the devil.
THE TRUTH: Hell is not there now. WHY? Answer: hell will come after the 1000 years when the redeemed are returning from heaven with Jesus. Revelation 20:9. There is no “underworld” as some people teaches. There is no “hell burning now until Jesus come and after the 1000 years before.”
GOD IS LOVE AND HE’S NOT HAPPY FOR PEOPLE TO DIE IN HELL. (Ezekiel 18:31). God says “Oh why will ye die?” This means God is love and love us all but He has to end sin and secure the universe from evil and It’s curses. Therefore sinners have to die since they didn’t turn to Jesus for salvation. ( Ezekiel 18:20 )
Again HELL IS NOT FOREVER. HELL WILL NOT BURN FOREVER. Malachi 4:1-3, Isaiah 34:8-10. All sinners and Satan will burn according to the harm they caused to humanity. Satan will suffer the most. After that they will turn into “ashes” as every fire does. Please Don’t be deceived. They will all be no more. Why? Answer: because God will wipe their ashes and make a new earth right here again. Revelation 21:1. This means hell is not forever as people teach. It’s deception. God is LOVE and wants to save us all. John 3:16-17. But only those who will remain faithful shall be saved – Revelation 14:12
WHERE IS HELL? Answer:HELL IS THIS EARTH AND NOT “UNDER-EARTH”. Do you see fire burning on the earth now? Answer: no, fire is not burning on earth surface now. “Hell” will come when Satan and his fellows surrounds the Holy City; as Jesus ascends New Jerusalem on “Mount Olive”. Then fire will come from God and devour them all. Revelation 20:9 THAT’S WHAT WE CALL HELL. THEY WILL ALL DIE AND TURN INTO ASHES AND “FOREVER” be no more. Both the soul and body will “be no more” Matthew 10:28
It won’t leave either their “root or “branch” Malachi 4:1. So hell is not there now until Jesus comes and take the redeemed home. After the thousand years, then Satan, his angels and sinners will be burned as they approach the Holy City and want to have it. DON’T LET ANYONE DECEIVE YOU ABOUT “ONGOING BURNING HELL” AND “FOREVER BURNING HELL”. They are lies from the devil. John 8:44
GOD DOESN’T WANT YOU TO BE IN HELL. “But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. 22 All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live. 23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?” Ezekiel 18:21-23
The LORD IS Calling You To Turn To Him Before It’s Too Late: “Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? 32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.” Ezekiel 18:31-32.
Sunday Sacredness: Through the two great errors, the immortality of the soul and Sunday sacredness, Satan will bring the people under his deceptions. While the former lays the foundation of spiritualism, the latter creates a bond of sympathy with Rome. The Protestants of the United States will be foremost in stretching their hands across the gulf to grasp the hand of spiritualism; they will reach over the abyss to clasp hands with the Roman power; and under the influence of this threefold union, this country will follow in the steps of Rome in trampling on the rights of conscience.
As spiritualism more closely imitates the nominal Christianity of the day, it has greater power to deceive and ensnare. Satan himself is converted, after the modern order of things. He will appear in the character of an angel of light.Through the agency of spiritualism, miracles will be wrought, the sick will be healed, and many undeniable wonders will be performed. And as the spirits will profess faith in the Bible, and manifest respect for the institutions of the church, their work will be accepted as a manifestation of divine power….
But notwithstanding all the efforts to establish Sunday sacredness, papists themselves publicly confessed the divine authority of the Sabbath and the human origin of the institution by which it had been supplanted. In the sixteenth century a papal council plainly declared: “Let all Christians remember that the seventh day was consecrated by God, and hath been received and observed, not only by the Jews, but by all others who pretend to worship God; though we Christians have changed their Sabbath into the Lord’s Day.”—The Great Controversy, 281, 282. Those who were tampering with the divine law were not ignorant of the character of their work. They were deliberately setting themselves above God….
The Healing of the “Deadly Wound”
The prophecy of Revelation 13declares that the power represented by the beast with lamb like horns shall cause “the earth and them which dwell therein” to worship the papacy—there symbolized by the beast “like unto a leopard.” The beast with two horns is also to say “to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast;” and, furthermore, it is to command all, “both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond,” to receive the mark of the beast. Revelation 13:11-16. It has been shown that the United States is the power represented by the beast with lamblike horns, and that this prophecy will be fulfilled when the United States shall enforce Sunday observance, which Rome claims as the special acknowledgment of her supremacy. But in this homage to the papacy the United States will not be alone. The influence of Rome in the countries that once acknowledged her dominion is still far from being destroyed. And prophecy foretells a restoration of her power. “I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.” Verse 3. The infliction of the deadly wound points to the downfall of the papacy in 1798.After this, says the prophet, “his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.”Paul states plainly that the “man of sin” will continue until the second advent. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-8. To the very close of time he will carry forward the work of deception. And the revelator declares, also referring to the papacy: “All that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life.” Revelation 13:8. In both the Old and the New World, the papacy will receive homage in the honor paid to the Sunday institution, that rests solely upon the authority of the Roman Church.
The emperor Constantine issued a decree making Sunday a public festival throughout the Roman Empire. (See Appendix) The day of the sun was reverenced by his pagan subjects and honored by Christians.He was urged to do this by the bishops of the church. Inspired by thirst for power, they perceived that if the same day was observed by both Christians and heathen, it would advance the power and glory of the church. But while many God-fearing Christians were gradually led to regard Sunday as possessing a degree of sacredness, they still held the true Sabbath and observed it in obedience to the fourth commandment.
The archdeceiver had not completed his work. He was resolved to exercise his power through his vicegerent, the proud pontiff who claimed to represent Christ. Vast councils were held in which dignitaries were convened from all the world. In nearly every council the Sabbath was pressed down a little lower, while Sunday was exalted. Thus the pagan festival came finally to be honored as a divine institution, while the Bible Sabbath was pronounced a relic of Judaism and its observance declared accursed.
The apostate had succeeded in exalting himself “above all that is called God, or that is worshiped.” 2 Thessalonians 2:4. He had dared to change the only precept of the divine law that points to the true and living God. In the fourth commandment, God is revealed as the Creator. As a memorial of the work of creation, the seventh day was sanctified as a rest day for man, designed to keep the living God ever before the minds of men as the object of worship. Satan strives to turn men from obedience to God’s law; therefore he directs his efforts especially against that commandment which points to God as the Creator.
Protestants now urge that the resurrection of Christ on Sunday made it the Christian Sabbath. But no such honor was given to the day by Christ or His apostles. The observance of Sunday had its origin in that “mystery of lawlessness” (2 Thessalonians 2:7, RV) which, even in Paul’s day, had begun its work. What reason can be given for a change which the Scriptures do not sanction? HF 35.2
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