Thursday 2 June 2022

False and Demonic Gospels (CW15)

     'World War 3 is at Hand'
It looks like Israel and the West have succeeded in destroying in the middle East all the military bases of those groups (Hamas, Houthi, Hezbollah, etc.), supported by Iran. Iran is almost helpless and is now surrounded by the invincible US Carrier fleets.  
   When will Israel and the West attack the Iranian nuclear and military sites to start World War 3 ?
Council of Jerusalem
   During the Apostolic age, the churches flourished with sound doctrine taught by Jesus's apostles and disciples.
    After the formation of the council of apostles in Jerusalem to verify the teachings of Jesus which were verbal, the Holy Spirit inspired some of His apostles and disciples to record them as the New Testament books.
   From 50-120AD the apostles and disciples under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit managed to record 27 books, which were all written in Greek.
2 Tim 3:16-17  All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Christians Persecuted
    After the resurrection of our Lord Jesus, His disciples were persecuted by the blind Jewish leaders and Priesthood until the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple of God in 70 AD by General Titus.
   Meanwhile in Rome, the first persecution of Christians organized by the Roman government was under the emperor Nero in 64 AD after the Great Fire of Rome.
    With the continuous Roman persecutions, the Council of Apostles and Elders was forced to go underground, leaving the churches to be run by bishops and leaders independently.

Heresies in Churches
Acts 20:29-30  For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves.
    After the death of Paul (62-67 AD), many misled church leaders without God's unction, tried to project themselves as the 'anointed of Jesus'. As Jesus' apostles and disciples were recording the teachings of Jesus, these false and depraved leaders also produced heretic records, books and epistles claiming them to be 'Holy Spirit inspired' and started their own sects or denominations.
    By the fourth Century AD, there were about 50 false Gospels (Gospels of Thomas, Marcion, Mary Magdalene, Barnabas, etc.)  and hundreds of Epistles which claimed to be 'holy scriptures'. There were all types of lies, heresies and distorted doctrines from these many false gospels, books and epistles.
   During the 2nd and 3rd Century AD, the Christian church faced many heresies. They included, among others; Docetism, Adoptionism, Sabellianism, Arianism and Gnosticism.
    The most dangerous heretic sect then was Arianism - an early branch of Christianity that held that Jesus Christ was not one with God the Father, but instead just created by God and a holy man.

False Scriptures and Heretic Sects
   There were many false and demonic gospels and epistles misleading Christians especially in the 2nd-4th Century AD. Heretic sects have sprang up all over the places after their faithful bishops, who were shepherding the churches, being imprisoned or killed. The Council of Jerusalem was no longer available to rectify disputes.
   Christianity then was illegal with many of their faithful leaders persecuted, imprisoned and even martyred.

Who is able to legalize the hated Christianity with the powerful Pagan Senate in the Roman Empire with 2 Emperors?
Who is able to form the Council of bishops (c.f Council of Jerusalem), having the authority and power to rectify the heretic sects and to remove the false and demonic gospels, books, epistles and heresies from His church?