“Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.”
Say what one will, when Satan undertakes a deception, the devil most usually supplies his counterfeit articles with as many of the trappings of the real deal as he is able.
And so it is with Satan’s counterfeit churches (Satan Has Counterfeited the Christian Church).
For many years, man erected great monuments (called “cathedrals“) which were supposedly erected to show devotion to God, but which stirred pride (Pride is a Sin: A Friendly Reminder) in the hearts of the congregation responsible.
Instead of holding services in one’s home–as the early Christians did–man began meeting on Sundays in his grand buildings, which he called ‘churches.’
Satan smiled approvingly.
God’s Word calls those who follow after God “saints.”
The saints from God’s Word are believers and God treats them accordingly.
“For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.”
The saints from God’s Word may be contrasted with those which man and man’s churches call “saints.”
The saints in God’s Word are said to FEAR God,
“God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.”
The men and women proclaimed by the churches to be ‘saints’ fear for themselves.
God’s saints serve God and His Son, Jesus Christ.
“If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.”
Those proclaimed to be saints by man?
They mostly serve the counterfeit churches which honor them.
God’s Word declares that God LOVES His saints.
“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.”
God’s Word is completely SILENT on God’s feelings for the counterfeit saints.
Let the reader beware: the saints of the churches and the saints of God are two COMPLETELY DIFFERENT groups.
Nowhere will this difference be more apparent than in the last days, when those honored by the churches will appear to prosper while God’s saints are on the run and killed whenever they are caught.
“And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time [three and one-half years].”
As one popular local Bible teacher (who was a heathen) put it: “If there’s any Catholic saints in heaven, I’ll kiss your backside.”
HAS the reader ever closely examined the lives of all those proclaimed to be “saints” by the churches?
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
- Gospel of Jesus Christ: Making a Choice
- The Gospel of Jesus Christ
- Gospel of Jesus Christ: The Power of God Unto Salvation
- Gospel of Jesus Christ: The End Times Power of God Unleashed
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 30, 2020.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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