SEEING GOD-GIVEN VISIONS (2)

SEEING GOD-GIVEN VISIONS (2)

Somebody physically opened my door.  And when I looked to see who it was, I discovered it was a demon. A nightmare occurs when an invisible...

SEEING GOD-GIVEN VISIONS (1)

SEEING GOD-GIVEN VISIONS (1)

Everything here on earth is a very poor imitation of what exists in the kingdom of God.     There is a fundamental...

THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN 2

THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN 2

When we truly forgive, men are freed from the bondage of their sins.  God, our Father, is merciful.  Once we repent, he immediately...

CHRISTIANS ARE NOT THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

CHRISTIANS ARE NOT THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

Christians today are the people who betray Jesus; but with a kiss. A blogger became so exasperated with my criticism of the Christian Church; he...

THE PROBLEM WITH PAUL (2)

THE PROBLEM WITH PAUL (2)

“The writings of Paul have been a danger and a hidden rock; the causes of the principal defects of Christian theology.” (Ernest Renan). The...

A TALE OF TWO CONTRADICTORY GOSPELS

A TALE OF TWO CONTRADICTORY GOSPELS

The true gospel empties the churches; while the false gospel fills them.   Most Christians are unaware that Paul contradicts the gospel...

THE GOOD NEWS AND THE DECEITFUL NEWS

THE GOOD NEWS AND THE DECEITFUL NEWS

Those who followed Jesus did so because of his life.  But because of Paul’s ignorance about his life, many who follow Jesus now do so because...

THE FALSEHOOD IN THE BOOK OF HEBREWS

THE FALSEHOOD IN THE BOOK OF HEBREWS

The fact that a book is in the bible does not mean everything in it is true. In the debate about sacrifices, Christians put great reliance on the...

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SEEING GOD-GIVEN VISIONS (2)

darth vaderSomebody physically opened my door.  And when I looked to see who it was, I discovered it was a demon.

A nightmare occurs when an invisible person presses us down on the bed while we are sleeping.  Literally, it means someone rides us like a mare at night.  According to European myth and legend, a nightmare is a demon or evil spirit that harasses and suffocates people in their sleep. 

Nightmares are real and they often betray our weak spiritual conditions.   They indicate that we need to be better nourished with the word of God, and walk accordingly.  Thus, David plea-bargains with God: “O LORD, do not rebuke me in your wrath, nor chasten me in your hot displeasure! For your arrows pierce me deeply, and your hand presses me down.” (Psalm 38:1-2). 

This does not mean it is God himself who literally presses us down on the bed.  But he allows the enemy to do this in order to alert us of the need for repentance and to pay more attention to spiritual matters.  One thing is certain, no one presses down on us when we are on fire for the Lord.  If they dare, they will get burnt.   Add a comment

THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN 2

keysWhen we truly forgive, men are freed from the bondage of their sins. 

God, our Father, is merciful.  Once we repent, he immediately forgives us; provided we also forgive others.  Jesus says: “If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” (Matthew 6:14-15). 

Jesus does not say we shall be forgiven because he will die for our sins and wash us in his blood.  He says we shall be forgiven if we forgive others.  It is all that simple. 

 

Kingdom keys

Jesus says to Peter: “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

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THE PROBLEM WITH PAUL (2)

problematic paul“The writings of Paul have been a danger and a hidden rock; the causes of the principal defects of Christian theology.” (Ernest Renan).

The critique of Paul’s jaundiced theology often results in a barrage of ungodly abuses and invective from Christian pretenders.  Then there are those who use Paul’s nonsensical logic to justify Paul.  They will quote to you Paul’s self-serving statement that: “The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14).

This is a classic Pauline oxymoron.  If the natural man cannot receive the things of the Spirit, then no man can receive it because all men start out as natural men before becoming spiritual.  Paul himself, in his usual convoluted logic, admits this.  He says: “The spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.” Add a comment

THE GOOD NEWS AND THE DECEITFUL NEWS

good newsThose who followed Jesus did so because of his life.  But because of Paul’s ignorance about his life, many who follow Jesus now do so because of bogus claims about his death.   

The good news proclaimed in the churches today is false.  It is different from the one Jesus preached.  Today’s good news is the one declared by Paul: “the good news of the grace of God.” (Acts 20:24).  This says: “Rejoice: Jesus died for our sins.” (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).  Accordingly, Christians insist Jesus carried away all our sins at Calvary.  In exchange, he is alleged to have imparted to us the righteousness of God.

If this were true, it would be wonderful news indeed.  It would mean once we answer the altar-call and declare that Jesus is our Lord and Saviour; we are automatically “born again.”  We become heaven-bound because we believe and trust in “the completed works of Christ.”  Whatever happens; Jesus has done it for us.  We are saved by the magnanimity of God’s grace and not because of any works of righteousness on our part. (Ephesians 2:8).

However, the problem with this good news is that it is one big deception. Add a comment

SEEING GOD-GIVEN VISIONS (1)

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Everything here on earth is a very poor imitation of what exists in the kingdom of God.    

There is a fundamental difference between God-given dreams and God-given visions.  Dreams are revelations we receive from God while we sleep.  Visions, on the other hand, are revelations we receive while awake.

Visions are communicated through a variety of ways.  Sometimes they come through divine or angelic appearances.  Or they come through our falling into a trance.  But sometimes they are "open;" we perceive them through the natural eye. In open visions, we are privileged to see into the realms of the spirit; even while still aware of our physical surroundings. 

Jesus says: “No one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” (John 3:3).  To see the kingdom is to see what God is doing or going to do.  This is reassuring.  It confirms we are really walking with the living God.  Accordingly, Jesus says: “I tell you this now before it happens, so that when it happens you will believe I am the Messiah.”

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CHRISTIANS ARE NOT THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

world lightChristians today are the people who betray Jesus; but with a kiss.

A blogger became so exasperated with my criticism of the Christian Church; he decided to launch what would be the definitive counter-attack.  “Femi Aribisala,” he declared triumphantly, “is not a Christian!”  When I thought about this, I concluded that, using the same logic, the prophets of Israel were not Israelites. 

This is God’s mandate for his prophets: “Cry aloud, spare not; lift up your voice like a trumpet; tell my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.” (Isaiah 58:1).  Those who had a problem with this killed the prophets.  I have been killed time-and-again by Christians; but the Lord always raises me from the dead.

 

If my criticism of apostate Christianity disqualifies me as a Christian, then most Nigerians can no longer be Nigerians.  Indeed, where two or three Nigerians are gathered, you can be sure we are busy criticising our dear country.  However, Nigerians criticise Nigeria because we are Nigerians and not because we are not.  Add a comment

A TALE OF TWO CONTRADICTORY GOSPELS

contradictionsThe true gospel empties the churches; while the false gospel fills them.  

Most Christians are unaware that Paul contradicts the gospel Jesus preaches.  The gospel of Jesus is bittersweet; presenting great challenges to believers.  Paul’s gospel is “sugar and spice and all things nice;” offering few challenges. 

Of course, the preferred gospel is the one Paul preaches.  It is the commercial gospel, tailor-made for lovers of life.  It is enamoured by those who desire salvation but are not inclined to meet its costs.  But don’t buy the lie.  Paul’s gospel cannot save.  Jesus is our Lord and Saviour.

 

Gospel imperatives

At the centre of Jesus’ gospel is the need for sinners to repent.  Jesus says: “‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” (Matthew 9:13).  But Paul disagrees.  He says: “The gifts and calling of God are without repentance.” (Romans 11:29).  Furthermore, he bases his gospel on sacrifice.  Hear him: “Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.” Add a comment

THE FALSEHOOD IN THE BOOK OF HEBREWS

hebrewsThe fact that a book is in the bible does not mean everything in it is true.

In the debate about sacrifices, Christians put great reliance on the book of Hebrews.  However, Hebrews is very unreliable.  It is one of those books in the bible that is full of falsehood.  As a matter of fact, there is more falsehood in Hebrews than in any other book in the bible except Romans.

 

Doctoring the Scriptures

Hebrews specialises in re-writing and falsifying the biblical record.  David says: “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire; MY EARS YOU HAVE OPENED.” (Psalm 40:6).  This quote is changed in Hebrews to: “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, BUT A BODY YOU HAVE PREPARED FOR ME.” (Hebrews 10:5).  How can such blatant distortion still be construed as the word of God? Add a comment