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1 John 4:3

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Posted Feb 14, 2006 at 2:45:08 PM
Subject: 1 John 4:3
Brethren can you share what is God.s message on this verse: <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />  1Jo:4:3[b][u]: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, [/u][/b]whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.  
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cristinolese
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Posted: Feb 17, 2006 11:24:27 AM
This is what I believe and hope this is God’s revelation of His words. “Every spirit” I believe “spirit” here refers to the invisible component of man which cannot be denied without having it. It is also called SOUL whose attributes are the intellect and feeling. Therefore, God is referring to what a person thinks and feels about Jesus Christ. “Confesseth” Clearly the word “confesseth” refer to what a person believes, declares, and preaches. Therefore “confesseth not” should mean that the person cannot believe and thus cannot declare, much more preach so that others would know the truth. “Confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh” Who is Jesus Christ? People believing in the Holy Bible have a common recognition of Him as a human being. He is the child born in Bethlehem, born of Mary in a manger. He grew in Nazareth, preached the gospel of truth and performed many miracles in the different places of Israel. Because the religious leaders (Scribes, Priests, Teachers and Doctors of the Law) and the religious sects (Pharisees and Sadducees) cannot understand what He was preaching, they mistook Him for “having a devil and is mad.” [i]Joh 10:20 "And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?"[/i] These people therefore hated Jesus Christ They plotted His murder and succeeded crucifying Him on the cross. However, on the third day He rose again from the dead and showed Himself to His Disciples several times. He ascended to heaven, and many people are waiting for His 2nd coming. From these, however, people have different perceptions of His real identity. These are: • Some people say, “Jesus is only a man and not God” • Others say, “Jesus is only a minor or mighty God for there is a supreme or Almighty God.” • Still others say, “Jesus Christ is the name of the Father and the Holy Spirit” • Many say, “Jesus Christ is both God and man, and He is the 2nd person of the Trinity.” We just imagine how Satan deceives people belonging to the Christian religion having one book, the Holy Bible as basis, but with different recognitions of Him. And yet, everybody is confessing “JESUS CHRIST is their savior and Lord.” Therefore the “test for spirits” necessarily is focused on the identity of Jesus Christ BEFORE coming in the flesh: 1 Joh:4:3: “And every spirit that [size=18]confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God[/size]: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” This is what is written. 1. There are two “Gods:” a. The One True God Isa 43:10 “Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: [size=18]before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me[/size].” 1 Cor 8:4 “…we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and [size=18]that there is none other God but one[/size]. b. One false god, “The god of this world” Satan 2 Cor 4:4 In whom [size=18]the god of this world [/size]hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 2. This is the One True God: 1 Cor 8:6 But to us [size=18]there is but one God, the Father[/size], of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. 3. God was manifest in the flesh: 1 Tim 3:16 KJV And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: [size=18]God was manifest in the flesh[/size], justified in the Spirit, seen of angels… Mat 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, [size=18]God with us[/size]. 4. Who is JESUS CHRIST come in the flesh? 1 Joh 5:20 And we know that the [size=18]Son of God is come[/size], and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This [size=18]is the true God,[/size] and eternal life. 1 Joh 3:16 KVJ Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 5. The “mystery” hidden from generation to generation on the clear identity of God and Jesus Christ: Col 1:26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints. Question: Who is “Jesus Christ come in the flesh?” The Father? Or, the Son? For details, read Chapters 6 and 7 of the book: [b]CHRISTIANITY: Yesterday and today[/b] (The Discord Among Christian Sects) (ISBN: 1589612833 for paperback) (ISBN: 1589612825 for hardcover) [size=12][/size][size=12][/size][size=12][/size][size=12][/size][size=12][/size][size=12][/size][size=12][/size][size=12][/size]
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Posted: Feb 17, 2006 12:46:35 PM
RE: Question: Who is “Jesus Christ come in the flesh?” The Father? Or, the Son? To answer this question, we have to go back and search the "Scriptures" called the Old Testament. Now, is there a prophecy written there that The Great and Almighty God would come and manifest in the FLESH and be mocked, be beaten, manhandled, scourged, slapped, spitted in the face, and be nailed on the cross for the silly reason of dying for the sins of the people? CAN ANYONE MOCK GOD???? LIKE WHAT THEY DID TO JESUS? IS THERE TWO GOD IN THE HOLY BIBLE? DID GOD EVER SAID ANYTHING LIKE: "YOU CAN ALSO WORSHIP OTHER PERSON BESIDES ME FOR I AM NOT A JEALOUS GOD"? OR "THERE IS ANOTHER GOD BESIDES ME AND HIS NAME IS JESUS. HE WILL MAKE WONDERS AND MIRACLES SO YOU WILL BELIEVE HIM....?????!!!!!!! AND DO GOD REALLY LOVE THE SINNERS OR THE PRESENT EVIL WORLD? Isn't God punishes the sinners and the wicked? And DOES GOD LOVE ANY SACRIFICE OR THE DEATH OF ANY PERSON? Have you already read and contemplated on Exekiel Chapter 18, that shows that God doesn't even requires any sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins, but He only wants the transgressor to repent and turn away from doing evil? The Book also shows how God deals with the sinners and the righteous. JUST WHO DO YOU THINK WOULD LOVE THE SINNERS AND THE WICKED.... GOD OR SATAN? Hmmmmm....!!!!! I REALLY THINK THAT JESUS WAS SATAN HIMSELF IN DISGUISED AS A WOLF IN SHEEP CLOTHING AS EXPLAINED BY REVEALEROFTRUTH AND/OR STINGER.
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Posted: Feb 17, 2006 2:03:52 PM
Mr. Maxgyver Please read the ANNOUNCENT and follow the ADVICE of the foregoing reply.
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Posted: Feb 17, 2006 2:06:54 PM
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Erratum: Please read the ANNOUNCEMENT and follow the ADVICE in the foregoing REPLY.
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