1 Cor. 10:21-22, ‘You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons. Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?’
Jesus declared, “My Kingdom is NOT of this world,” yet both Luther and Calvin found the inspiration for their extremely violent dissemination of Protestantism in ‘saint’ Augustine’s Kingdom Now declaration, ‘Why should not the church use force in compelling her lost sons to return? [Violent, bloody Christian crusades and even Protestant inquisitions were this ‘just war!’]
John Calvin’s favorite, “saint Augustine the Blessed,” declared:
‘A priest, [the ‘divine’ minister or pastor, who necessarily HAS to administer the ‘atoning’ church sacraments,] does not have to be a virtuous man, as long as he is properly ‘ordained’ by the church as institution, [not separated, called, and sent by the Holy Spirit, Acts 13:2-4,] because the Roman Catholic church, [not the body of Christ,] is the People Of God are bound together by the [‘salvation’ of the] SACRAMENTS’ [not by Jesus Christ!]
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SIN AND THE DEVIL DO NOT EXIST
Augustine, one of the so-called ‘sincere’ church fathers of Catholicism and Protestantism, was a Christian Neo-Platonist (Greek) philosopher. [Read about ‘divine’ man-boy sex, the basis of all patriarchy, and his Christianized Greek doctrines such as Calvinism’s ‘total depravity,’ ‘irresistible grace’ and ‘limited atonement.’]
Augustine preached that “evil or sin has no reality in it; it is just the absence of good; like there is no darkness, just absence of light.” Therefore, sin is supposedly “choosing the lesser good, instead of choosing the greater good.” (E.g., the so-called ‘sin’ of gluttony is merely loving food more than good health.)
So in essence, Catholicism and Lutheran-Calvinist Protestantism – which accepted the teachings of Augustine in near totality, believe that Satan is not an actual person, as Scripture clearly states. Neither did sin originate from him. Sin is, in fact, ‘just a state of mind,’ or actually, neglecting the so-called ritual, saving, church sacraments! Either one chooses the ‘good,’ and then you are good, or one chooses the ‘lesser good,’ which the uninformed views as ‘sin.’ Hence, all ‘good’ people [Calvinists, Lutherans, etc.,] go to heaven, while ‘bad’ people [or non-church members] go to hell.
However, Jesus said in Mt. 19:17, ‘No one is good but One, that is, God…’ Salvation can only be found in and through sincere acceptance, and following of Jesus Christ Himself, (Jn. 1:11-13; 3:3-5.)
Shockingly, one of their core beliefs is that the devil and sin do not exist!
[Here is the Scriptural truth about the devil and his legions of fallen angels.]
ATONING SACRAMENTS VERSUS THE FULL ATONEMENT OF JESUS
Another important step in the formation of the church, (the counterfeit of Jesus’ ecclesia,) was to Christianize many of the Celtic, Druidic, Greek, Roman, and Chaldean initiation rites, norms and forms, which bind initiates to Satan. Based on the temple norms and forms of the pre-flood and post-flood Babylonian Brotherhood, the function of the church hierarchy was, and is, to initiate and train their unscripturally, but church ‘sacramentally,’ so-called ‘born-again’ members in the secret mysteries of their religion. As a result, the church fathers (and their followers) ‘went after strange flesh,’ (Jude 6-7,) and accepted many of these pagan rites or rituals as ‘soul-saving,’ ‘atoning’ sacraments, which they partially merged with the full soul-saving atonement of Jesus’ sacrifice on Golgotha.
HYPER-ANOINTED CHURCH CLERGY BIND THEIR MEMBERS TOGETHER THOUGH THE ‘SAVING’ SACRAMENTS
Augustine all his church clergy followers from both Catholicism and Protestantism also ignored the strict Scriptural requirements for God-called ecclesiastical servants, (1 Tim. 3.) He wrote, ‘A priest, [the ’divine’ priest, minister or pastor, who necessarily has to administer their ‘atoning’ church sacraments,] does not have to be a virtuous man, as long as he is properly ‘ordained’ by the church as institution, [not separated, called, equipped, and sent by the Holy Spirit, Acts 13:2-4,] because the church, [not the body of Christ,] is the People Of God bound together by the [atonement of the pagan/Christianized] sacraments’
The church father Tertullian, son of a Roman centurion and a notable lawyer, was the first writer of Latin Christianity. He instituted Latin in the church and Christianized many occult words, norms, forms, and rituals. He translated the Greek word ‘mysterion’ into Latin as ‘sacramentum,’ and taught, along with Augustine, that God channels His grace through the sacraments, [not through the complete atonement of Jesus Christ,] as administered by the church hierarchy, not by the Holy Spirit of God.
To this day, sacramental or ‘atoning’ Christian Theosis remains a fundamental doctrine of Catholicism and Protestantism alike. This explains why Catholics, Lutherans, Calvinists, and most other churches still cling to the ‘soul-saving,’ ‘atoning’ sacrament of Baptismal Regeneration. They believe, completely opposed to Scripture, their Christian babies are “born again” in the waters of baptism! (Jn. 3:3-5; Mt. 28:19-20; Rom. 6.)
This also clarifies why nearly all church members believe that their leaders are ‘hyper-anointed.’ Thus, the teaching, prayers, and other ministrations of these ‘god men’ are absolutely, and also Scripturally born again believers, more acceptable, desirable, and powerful than that of the ‘laity.’
In effect, these blasphemous doctrines teach that the Christian church circle as an institution, (this means the Catholic, as well as the Lutheran-Calvinist, and other Protestant church-systems,) takes the place of the Holy Spirit - as “the church is the mother who births and raises Christians.” (“The church is our mother, outside her there is no salvation!”) Her hyper-anointed ministers, pastors, or priests take the place of God the Father. (“A ‘divine’ priest or minister has to administer the sacraments!”) Church mother’s ‘atoning sacraments’ take the place of Christ the Savior and Redeemer, and thus ‘save’ or bind her members together as Christians. (“Christians are bound together by the sacraments,” but the true body of Christ is bound together by the truth, acceptance of, and obedience to His Scriptural Gospel!)
BY IMPRESSING ‘CHURCH’ AND CHURCH DOCTRINE ON THEM, THE FOLLOWERS BECAME CHRISTIANS
The early believers of the Book of Acts were not known as ‘Christians,’ but as followers of The Way. (Acts 9:2; 22:4; 24:14.) The Way is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself; the Truth, the Way, and the Life, (Jn. 14:6,) as the Living, Eternal Head of His living, spiritual body of true believers.
According to Acts 11:26, ‘The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.’ While many Bible scholars see the renaming of the disciple-followers, (calling them “Christians,”) as an ‘innocent’ part of ‘church growth,’ the great significance of this historical turning point in the life of Jesus’ body of believers cannot be overlooked.
In reality, the renaming of the disciples of “The Way” became the inauguration of the newly derived concept of the entire religious Christian ‘church circle;’ which was merely a distorted carbon copy of that Druidic temple-circle with its unscriptural hierarchy of priests and Christianized sacraments.
In reality, the renaming of the disciples set Satan’s plan in motion to derail the disciples completely from The Way, or from the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. Very efficiently, the enemy pushed the followers from the narrow footprint-Way of Jesus Christ, onto the broad road of methodical religion.
Christ’s “called out assembly” consisted of a ‘peculiar people, called out of darkness into God’s marvelous light.’ They were part of God’s Spiritual Kingdom here on earth and members of the true body of Christ, (1 Pt. 2:9-10.) However, in a completely unlike and ‘unnatural’ union with the pagan world, most of the ecclesia became part of this political religion through official membership of the Roman Caesar Constantine’s Christian church, and of course, the Protestant and other church circles that followed in later years.
THE ENDING OF THE WORD “CHIRSTIAN” IS LATIN IN FORMATION
As the fabricated word ‘church,’ (which did not exist until Roman Catholic church godfathers thought it up, see Part 4,) the word ‘Christian’ was also derived from different words; and the ending of the word has a Latin foundation. This cannot be a coincidence, as the godfathers of the church chose Latin as the language of their new religion — which their church members could not understand, or read. So, they were totally dependant on the priests to ‘explain’ the ‘Bible’ to them.
Etymology, [the study of the origin of words,] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, “The word ‘Christian’ came from Latin Christianus, from Greek Χριστιανός (khristianos), from Χριστός (khristos) meaning "the anointed", from Old English cristen. In the (Greek Septuagint) version of the Hebrew Bible, khristos was used to translate the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (Mašíaḥ,) (Christ,) meaning "Anointed [One]." The earliest recorded use of the term outside the Bible [Acts 11:26,) was when Tacitus recorded that Nero blamed the "Christians" for the Great Fire of Rome in AD 64. "Christian" means a member or adherent of a church or other organized group within [Roman Catholic/Protestant] Christianity" - not the true, spiritual, blood-bought, disciple-body of Jesus Christ.
The problem is that there is only One ‘Anointed One.’
There is only One Savior: the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God!
On a spiritual level the first followers (and all those who followed Jesus personally and sincerely) were, and are, indeed “a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own, special people,” and therefore they were, and are, anointed members of the Anointed One, Jesus Christ, having the indwelling of the Holy Spirit as a temple of the Spirit, (1 Cor. 3:16: 6:18-18.)
However, on a physical level, the follower-disciples became ‘sojourners and pilgrims,’ [Afrikaans, “bywoners en vreemdelinge,” or squatters and aliens] in this world, (1 Pt. 2:9-11.) Their ‘anointing’ from the indwelling Holy Spirit does not relate to political or religious rule, superiority or divinity in this world. It pertains to their obedience to Jesus’ commission to ‘go into the whole world, make disciples… baptize them… and teach them the Truth of Jesus’ Word…’ in order to build the Spiritual Kingdom of God in this dark dimension, (Mt. 28:19-20.)
However, in church-Theosis terms the words ‘anointed’ and ‘christ’ imply divine human rule and divine human authority as political-religious ‘gods’ here on earth, with the mission of establishing the kingdom of god in the here and now. So, when the Theosis-church renamed the early, humble followers, the servant ministers of Christ, calling them “Christians,” or actually ‘divine little christs,’ they did not have the Scriptural meaning of an ‘anointed spiritual follower servant of The Christ’ in mind.
As a result, the etymology of the word ‘Christian’ is not innocent at all. It was just another derivation of the term ‘Theosis,’ meaning ‘equivalent to the Divine,’ ‘anointed [divine] one;’ or ‘little christ.’
The Christian ‘elect’
When ‘Saint’ Augustine declared, ‘Christ died only for an elect,’ he was referring to the ‘divine’ members of the Christian (Roman Catholic/Protestant/Calvinist) church. (This is still the foundation of Calvinism or the Dutch and other Reformed Churches, in particular.) According to subliminal church-Theosis doctrine, church members became ‘little’ gods here on earth, and so Augustine preached that ‘God had ordained those [Christian gods] whom He chose to save. The number of the [Christian] elect is fixed. Whatever [these divine Christians] do or choose, grace is irresistible and results in conversion….’
Tragically, this extremely false Catholic doctrine of Christian-Theosis, known as ‘predestination,’ became Lutheran and Calvinist doctrine exactly!
Most Protestant Christians, (Pentecostals and Charismatics included,) do not realize this disturbing fact, but Roman Catholicism rightfully claims original ownership of the word ‘church,’ the name ‘Christian,’ and the entire concept of the ‘Christian’ Church—which they Christianized from paganism by blending it with Bible verses and passages. All other Christian churches are therefore the ‘harlot daughters of this mother church.’ They are all permeated with her Christianized pagan doctrines, false church hierarchies, idolatrous church buildings as “the house of god,” (Acts 7:48; 17:24,) and everything else that pertain to this “mother of harlots and of the abominations of the earth.” It is to the millions of blind captives in these churches that God calls in Rev. 18:4, “Come out of her, My people, lest you share in her sins and lest you receive of her plagues…”