The seeds of confusion were sown, watered and the confusion grew into a wide array of teachings, all from the same so called sources. Yet, who can see the man made interpretations within? Only God can show you the truths from the lies. It is for each to see by searching the scriptures for yourself. But when words are omitted and or transcribed using a word that can change a meaning…and add to that someone interpreting it differently than another, we have a big bone of contention.
The seven messages to the churches in Revelation are analogous to the warnings that Old Testament Israel received from their prophets when Israel failed in their role as God’s representatives on earth. God was angered by Israel’s idolatries and He sent prophets warning them to repent. These warnings were neglected by Israel, which resulted in the terrible persecution they received during the invasion and captivity under the pagan kingdom of Babylon. Ultimately, that invasion served to chastise and purify Israel. Jeremiah was persecuted and mocked for delivering the truth to ears that did not want to hear they were wrong in any way. After all, they were collectively the blessed ones of Israel. God was always to protect them. But, they forgot what they were to do in return.
Many are called, but few are chosen. What does this mean? Does it depend on whether you are a Southern Baptist, a Catholic, a Methodist, a Lutheran, etc.? These denominations were nonexistent at the time the Lord was teaching the way of his Father, God and the Kingdom of Heaven that the Lord said was within YOU. They were known first as the followers of the way. Later, in Antioch they were called Christians. (Acts 11:26)
The son of God, Yeshua, Jesus the Christ, the Great Spirit, whatever language transcribed for the son of God’s name you use, it is instructed for all, by the Lamb of God, to follow all God’s commands by doing two things always.
Matthew 22:39 (In its Context)
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
So simple is the path to have God almighty as the God of you and how complicated is the path of man to enter into the kingdom.
2nd Chronicals 7:14 kjv
“If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
It is the commandment of God for a people to come together as one. Until we are ready to come together as one people under God’s commandment…where are we as a kingdom?
There are many Bibles written all are inspired, so says they who translated them.
Pick one…..maybe two….three to be sure? All of them? Wasn’t the King James Bible supposed to end all the varied translations? What happened? Was this a test to love one another as ourselves or a bone of contention?
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The listings above are not even a complete list, there are Bibles of King James Version, that hold copyrights by Evangelical Pastors of names you know who have boldly written their commentaries inside God’s word and placed their names on the cover. And thousands upon thousands of Bible Prophecy Study Books with varied interpretations all differing in opinions. These same authors (all but a few) dare anyone to read the book of Enoch, Jasher, or Jubilees. However, some have decided to add them into their new interpretations and commentaries. Since the fallen angels became known to many and they could not prevent God’s word from those who were seeking it. Hypocrisy? It appears to be okay to read all these variations…inspired by man’s insight, but the words inspired by a prophet so great in his walk with God that God took him up to the heavens…touch not? Oh my head hurts.
Were they all divinely inspired? Were the man made covenants of each church also divinely inspired?
While the armies of Babylon the Great are within our gates, is it really worth fighting against one another because of translations and interpretations when all believe in Christ as their savior?
Was the myriad of denominations a clever plan to lead the people into confusion that would lead to arguments between interpretations that would lead to condemnation of one another? Even though all be of the same savior, baptism and Holy Spirit? Would this confusion and strife be used against them all to usher in a one world religion? A religion where no one gets to read the truth and no one hears the words that caused such strife among those that believe upon the Lord? They are saying such things right now in congress and of course at the United Nations they have always had one world religion as part of the agenda. Will science be the new religion of the future or will the Lord open the eyes of his people and usher in his kingdom guided by his two commandments?
We are one. Will we, who are called by Christ’s name, now put aside petty differences and stand together as one?