LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Beware of another Jesus

2 Corinthians 11:1-4 I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me! For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ. But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough.

There is one gospel, one Jesus, and one spirit and Paul is refuting anyone that preaches a different gospel or a different doctrine of Jesus or a more powerful gift of the Holy Spirit. In Galatians 1:6-9 Paul admonishes anyone who would preach another gospel and states there is no other gospel. This gospel affirms that salvation is from God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. The person and work of Christ as he is presented in the Holy Bible saves sinners that place their faith in his atoning sacrifice as a substitute for their sin debt. This is the good news of the gospel.

When false teachers, cults, and false religions change and tweak the gospel, it is no longer a gospel at all. Paul says plainly that anyone that proclaims another Jesus is teaching a false gospel. The Bible teaches that Jesus is the second person of the trinity and the infinite God-Man that was and is fully God and fully man. Therefore, the Jesus of the Koran, Jehovah Witnesses, Mormons, and others is not the Jesus of the Bible. Such a Jesus is another Jesus and has no power to save according to Paul.

In spite of these warnings by Paul, there are many who deny Christ’s atonement as a sacrifice for their sin debt and prefer to be called a follower of the way of Christ or a postmodern Christian. Still some, of the so-called free grace thinking, assert that the “other Jesus” as he is presented in the Koran is a saving Jesus as long as a person has faith in such a Jesus. It does not require too much logic to discern that a person that believes in Allah of the Koran and denies the trinity is placing faith in a Jesus that is false and what Paul calls another Jesus. A few years ago a Methodist Bishop proclaimed on national television that there were other ways to salvation than faith in Christ. Paul says no. Within the past week a Catholic Bishop stated that Christians should refer to God as Allah to show good will toward Muslims. The list goes on and on as politically correct pluralistic thinking is celebrated in our culture. Such thinking may make a person popular, but it is a disaster for the soul.

I would encourage all Christians to read and apply 1 John 4:1 which states, “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” Go to Scripture and not to false teachers for the truth.

12 Comments:

Blogger Craver Vii said...

I sure hope some of my blogging friends find their way here via the sidebar or your comments. This is good stuff!

August 21, 2007 3:22 PM

 
Blogger jazzycat said...

Craver,
Thanks. It is my hope that seekers and young Christians will consider what the Bible has to say on these things rather than the so-called teachers who present another Jesus that fits their distorted and unbiblical doctrine.

August 21, 2007 7:16 PM

 
Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Cute photograph.

August 22, 2007 3:42 AM

 
Blogger Paul G said...

Jazzycat;
The false Jesus, whom the Bible speaks about, is the Jesus which the Catholic Bishop preaches.
That is the trinity Jesus, of whom Jesus is one Person of the three Persons who are God.
This is a false Jesus who can not save.
This false, distorted and unbiblical doctrine has been passed down from the Catholic Bishops to most Churches today and has polluted the hearts of many sincere men of God.

August 22, 2007 7:15 AM

 
Blogger jazzycat said...

Matthew,
Yes, and the real Jazzy purrs.....

Paul G,
Am I to understand you deny the Trinity? If so, would you reveal what you affirm about the nature of God and how your blog came to be named Puritan Belief?
Wayne

August 22, 2007 9:11 AM

 
Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Paul, it is a bit misleading to talk about Catholics at the time the doctrine of the Trinity was defined.

Although those who upheld the deity of Christ called themselves Catholics, Roman Catholicism as we know it became an identifiable phenomena about the time of Gregory the Great, with the increasing power of the Papacy.

At the time of Athanasius and Nicacea, the bishop of Rome claimed no great privileges above other bishops.

The Eastern Orthodox church has always affirmed the Trinity and they dislike the Papacy as much as you do.

Besides, conservative Protestants uphold the Trinity, so I think it is very misleading of you to describe the Trinity as a Catholic doctrine.

God Bless

Matthew

August 22, 2007 2:38 PM

 
Blogger Craver Vii said...

I think that was helpful Matthew. Arigato godzaimass.

August 22, 2007 4:18 PM

 
Blogger Paul G said...

Wayne
You have asked me to affirm the nature of God.

God does not have a nature!

John 4: 24 God is Spirit (Holy Spirit), who created in Genesis the natures of His creation.
Now the nature is the borders and restrictions, its habits, likes and dislikes, what it can and what it can not do etc.
Plants, Birds, Animals, the Beast of the field and man, also Angels have a nature, everything which God created has a nature, He created them after their kind Genesis 1:24.
Everything has one nature!

Since God is not a created being, He does not have a nature.
However, when God became flesh, or if you like became a man Jesus Christ, He took on the nature of Adam, in the likeness of Adam, or the second Adam.
Now Adam had one nature, the nature of man, the same nature which God took on Himself in the flesh.
After the fall of Adam and Eve, man had two natures, the nature of man and the nature of the beast (the devil).
Jesus did not have two natures like you and I, He only had one nature, the nature of Adam.
At the cross Jesus also dealt with our second nature the ‘Beast Satanic nature’ and caused us to be born again in the likeness of God, Jesus and Adam with one nature.

Puritan belief.
The administrator of the blog, named it ‘Puritan belief’ because Jesus is the Puritan of Puritans. He and I and everyone should believe in Jesus who is the true Puritan.

August 23, 2007 3:18 AM

 
Blogger Paul G said...

Matthew;
Shortly after the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Antichrist Church emerged, that is the Pope and the Catholic Church.
Now the Pope claims to be the head of the Church just like Jesus who is the head of the Church Eph. 5:23
There are many Popes, therefore there are many Antichrists.
The Pope is called the Antichrist because he usurps the title ‘Holy Father’, the title which belongs to the Lord Jesus and to no other God.
Because of that, they divided God into three Persons, the Pope to be the Holy Father and Jesus to be the Son.
By doing that, the Son became another Jesus, other than the one which I preach.

In plain language!
The trinity Jesus is not God alone, he shares his Deity with two other Persons, and so it is another Jesus who can not save.

August 23, 2007 3:29 AM

 
Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Paul

"Shortly after the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Antichrist Church emerged, that is the Pope and the Catholic Church."

As a student of church history, I find this assertion rather surprising.

Do you have any historical evidence that the papacy existed in the first century?

August 23, 2007 4:17 AM

 
Blogger jazzycat said...

Paul G,
I do not have the energy or time to debate your non-trintarian view as I now recall running into and debating your views about a 2 years ago.

If you will look in the list of links on this site and go to Jonathan Moorhead's site, he has several articles on Modal theology and the heresy that you have bought into.

Maybe Matthew can explain the doctrine of the trinity to you. While we disagree on much, I am certain he affirms the trinity and he is very knowledgeable.

August 23, 2007 9:58 AM

 
Blogger Paul G said...

Wayne;
I had a comment on the false Jesus, who can not save, and no intention to enter a debate on the trinity.
The bookshelves are full of explanations of the trinity.
I do fully know what they are teaching and their various flavors; also I know the spirit behind it.
Oh! By the way, I read your latest post. It is really excellent and very encouraging, that is apart from one sentence, and I think you know what sentence! I had this funny suspicion that you put it there just for me.

August 23, 2007 11:27 PM

 

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