THE SACRIFICE OF FOOLS

THE SACRIFICE OF FOOLS

To sacrifice the valuable, Jesus would have had to give up his eternal life in heaven. God said to the Israelites: “What do I care about incense...

PASTORS ARE JESUS KILLERS

PASTORS ARE JESUS KILLERS

It is these pastors that decided to sacrifice Jesus.  And their descendants are the pastors currently running our churches. Jesus is our...

JESUS CAN NEVER BE A SACRIFICE FOR SINS (3)

JESUS CAN NEVER BE A SACRIFICE FOR SINS (3)

Pastors killed Jesus in order to hijack the Church of God as their own inheritance.  Who exactly killed Jesus?  Or more precisely, who...

JESUS CAN NEVER BE A SACRIFICE FOR SINS (2)

JESUS CAN NEVER BE A SACRIFICE FOR SINS (2)

Jesus will not offer to God the sacrifices he insists will not prevent people from perishing.  On the Mount of Transfiguration, God the...

JESUS CAN NEVER BE A SACRIFICE FOR SINS (1)

JESUS CAN NEVER BE A SACRIFICE FOR SINS (1)

If Jesus’ death was a sacrifice, it can only atone for sins committed before his death.  High priests don’t atone for future sins. ...

GOD DOES NOT DESIRE ANY SACRIFICE FOR SINS

GOD DOES NOT DESIRE ANY SACRIFICE FOR SINS

Since God does not desire any sacrifice, Jesus cannot be a sacrifice for sins.  Quoting Hosea, Jesus says: “Go and learn what this means: ‘I...

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE BLOOD OF JESUS

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE BLOOD OF JESUS

The Holy Spirit cleanses us of sin by writing God’s commandments with an indelible pen in our hearts and minds. Jesus shocked everyone by saying:...

SALVATION FROM COCA-COLA AND FANTA

SALVATION FROM COCA-COLA AND FANTA

"Of what consequence is living water when what you want is Coca-Cola?” At the Feast of Tabernacles, Jesus stood and cried out, saying: “If anyone...

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THE SACRIFICE OF FOOLS

foolish sacrificeTo sacrifice the valuable, Jesus would have had to give up his eternal life in heaven.

God said to the Israelites: “What do I care about incense from Sheba or sweet calamus from a distant land? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable; your sacrifices do not please me.” (Jeremiah 6:20).  It is not surprising therefore that Solomon also says: “Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.” (Ecclesiastes 5:1).  Christians would do well to heed these counsels.

 

Ungodly sacrifices

Why are sacrifices so objectionable to God?  Jesus teaches that if something is of men, it cannot be of God.  He says to Peter: “Get behind me, Satan! You are an offense to me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.” (Matthew 16:23).  Jesus also says if something is from men, it cannot be from heaven and vice-versa.  Accordingly, he asked the Pharisees: “The baptism of John- was it from heaven or from men?” (Mark 11:30).  Sacrifice is of men; therefore it cannot be of God.  Add a comment

JESUS CAN NEVER BE A SACRIFICE FOR SINS (3)

human sacrificePastors killed Jesus in order to hijack the Church of God as their own inheritance. 

Who exactly killed Jesus?  Or more precisely, who sacrificed him and to whom?  Most Christians seem to agree with the Old Testament notion that God is responsible for everything, including good and evil.  Isaiah quotes God as saying: “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.” (Isaiah 45:7).  Amos speaks in the same vein: “If there is calamity in a city, will not the LORD have done it?” (Amos 3:6).

However, Jesus brings an entirely different perspective.  He tells us it is “the thief” that steals, kills and destroys.  God, on the other hand, is the giver and restorer of life. (John 10:10).  Since God does not kill, he would not kill Jesus, his only begotten son.    

But most Christians do not bother to listen to Jesus.  They not only continue to insist that God killed Jesus; they even believe God sacrificed him. Add a comment

JESUS CAN NEVER BE A SACRIFICE FOR SINS (1)

merciful jesusIf Jesus’ death was a sacrifice, it can only atone for sins committed before his death.  High priests don’t atone for future sins.          

I often ask fellow Christians if our sins are forgiven or if they are paid for.  Did Jesus die for our sins or do we need to repent?  Most say it is both, but it cannot be.  If our sins are forgiven, nobody needs to pay for them.  But if our sins are paid for, then we don’t need to be forgiven.  If I owe a man one thousand naira and Jesus pays my debt, then I was not forgiven the debt.  Indeed, if Jesus died for our sins then God never forgave anyone. 

Jesus teaches about repentance and the forgiveness of sins.  But Paul talks about blood payment for sins.  Whose report should we believe?  Most Christians disagree with Jesus.  Jesus says God does not desire sacrifices. (Matthew 9:13).  But Paul says Jesus sacrificed himself to God for us. (Ephesians 5:2).  Whose report should we believe?  Most Christians disagree with Jesus.  Nevertheless, we say Jesus is “the author and finisher of our faith.” (Hebrews 12:2).

 

Good Shepherd

Jesus says: “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11).  This statement is often mistaken as indicating that Jesus will die as a sacrifice for sins. Add a comment

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE BLOOD OF JESUS

blood of jesusThe Holy Spirit cleanses us of sin by writing God’s commandments with an indelible pen in our hearts and minds.

Jesus shocked everyone by saying: “Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.  Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:53-54). 

Eating or drinking blood is expressly forbidden in the Law of Moses.  God says: “I will set my face against that person who eats blood and will cut him off from his people.” (Leviticus 17:10).  As a result, John reports that: “From that time many of (Jesus’) disciples went back and walked with him no more." (John 6:66).

 

Unprofitable flesh

Jesus tried in vain to explain that he was not speaking about drinking the blood that flows in his natural body.  He was talking of the “blood” that flows in his spiritual body.  He said: “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” Add a comment

PASTORS ARE JESUS KILLERS

jkillersIt is these pastors that decided to sacrifice Jesus.  And their descendants are the pastors currently running our churches.

Jesus is our redeemer.  But from whom exactly does he redeem us?  Does it make sense to presume he redeems us from God?

Some terrorists kidnapped a rich man’s children and held them hostage; asking for a ransom before they could be released?  When the incident was reported in the press, they said it was their father who kidnapped them.  That is ludicrous.  It only shows the press is controlled by the kidnappers. 

A father does not kidnap his own children, demand a ransom for their release and then pay the ransom himself to himself.  God is not the wicked one who holds men hostage.  But he is the loving Father who ransoms his children.  “For the LORD will ransom Jacob and redeem them from the hand of those stronger than they. They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion.” (Jeremiah 31:11-12).

It is the devil who keeps men in bondage.  It is Jesus who comes to set the captives free.  Jesus says: “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” Add a comment

JESUS CAN NEVER BE A SACRIFICE FOR SINS (2)

forgivenJesus will not offer to God the sacrifices he insists will not prevent people from perishing. 

On the Mount of Transfiguration, God the Father counsels that, henceforth, we should only listen to Jesus.  He puts this to dramatic effect by having Moses and Elijah, representing the law and the prophets, appear to speak to Jesus.  A bright cloud overshadows them and when it clears, only Jesus remains.  Then a voice comes from heaven, saying: “This is my beloved Son.  Listen to him.” (Mark 9:7).

Let me take the liberty to paraphrase what God declares in this live parable.  He says: “Jesus is my Son: Moses and Elijah are not.  Listen to my Son.  Don’t bother to listen to Moses and Elijah anymore.”  In short, Jesus the Son is God’s only true and faithful witness. (Revelation 1:5).  Listen only to him. 

Jesus himself cautions that, as the Son of God, he is the only one who truly knows the Father. (Matthew 11:27).  He maintains servants are fundamentally ignorant about the master’s affairs. (John 15:15).  Moses, Elijah and others like them are only servants of God.  Nevertheless, Christians have this tendency to listen to everybody but Jesus.  Add a comment

GOD DOES NOT DESIRE ANY SACRIFICE FOR SINS

no sacrificeSince God does not desire any sacrifice, Jesus cannot be a sacrifice for sins. 

Quoting Hosea, Jesus says: “Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’” (Matthew 9:13).  One of the tragedies of contemporary Christianity is that Christians have refused to follow this injunction of Jesus.  If we did, we would understand that God desires our love and not our sacrifice and we would not insist that Jesus was sacrificed for our sins.

 

Formulaic sacrifices

When the Israelites sinned, they made sacrifices to atone for their sins.  As long as they made these sacrifices, they believed they were pleasing God and that their sins were forgiven.  This became a routine formula.  It led to a situation where instead of endeavouring not to sin, they simply made sure they sacrificed to cover their sins.  Instead of obeying God’s commandments, they simply offered ritual sacrifices.  This showed they really did not love God.

Jesus says: “If you love me, you will obey what I command.” (John 14:15).  If we truly love God we would not even get to the situation of having to offer any sacrifices whatsoever because we would not disobey God.  He who truly loves never has to make a sacrifice.  He who sacrifices does not really love.  He who truly loves God, does not sin.

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SALVATION FROM COCA-COLA AND FANTA

coke  fanta"Of what consequence is living water when what you want is Coca-Cola?”

At the Feast of Tabernacles, Jesus stood and cried out, saying: “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.  He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:37-39).  However, no one seemed to be interested in what Jesus was offering.  No one asked him for a drink of this so-called living water. 

 

Unwanted water

“Clarus, which water was he talking about?”  “He said living water.”  “What kind of water is that?”  “Frankly, Gringory, I don’t know.”  “Is it as good as Coca-cola?”  “Actually, I think he was talking about spiritual water.”  “What do you do with spiritual water?  Can you serve it to your friends at a party?”  “I doubt it.”  “I don’t think Jerusalem is ready for that kind of water.  Of what consequence is living water when what you want is Coca-Cola?” Add a comment