The Master (of the Universe) has a Plan--which I usually refer to as the 'Master Plan.'
This isn't news to many, although the true nature of that Plan is globally misunderstood. Misunderstood because those who understand it are not
allowed to share with others--the good religious leaders of our world just won't have it. The reason being, if the truth gets out, religion becomes
These are the ones destined to be 'scourged in the synagogues' and 'brought before magistrates.' Nothing in this world is as
unpopular as the Truth--which is the #1 'Maker of Martyrs.'
Religion has had
a purpose in the Plan, but its existence is not its purpose--that is, its reason for being is not what it
. It has served its purpose well, during the time determined between the two brief periods in this age in which the true Gospel was
appointed for broadcast. The first time being the time of Messiah and immediately after, ending at the same time the Apostle Paul's earthly sojourn
was ended. The second time is just beginning--and just as Christ said on the Mount of Olives-after the Gospel is proclaimed throughout the world, the
end will come.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
The expected defense comes, which is: 'But Christianity has spread the gospel all throughout the last two millenia.'
Then the unexpected reply is this: 'No-a gospel has been preached, but not The (same) Gospel which Peter and Paul preached.'
The Apostles preached Good News--true Good News!
And, like it or not--the idea that 'some will be saved but most will go to hell'
is by no means Good News!
Sure, it's good for those who preach this idea--for no one who believes they, themselves, will be condemned to hell goes out and preaches hell.
Is that my motive, then? Many likely assume that I'm denying hell because I am headed there, myself. The truth, for what it's worth, is that no,
my motive isn't self-preservation but rather a sense of love and duty (toward God, my neighbor, and truth). I've never been afraid of hell (except
as a little child) but I have
always had a deep-seated desire to not disappoint God
. If I disappoint God, then 'hell' is the
least of my heartaches.
But what about the rest of the world? No wonder
there are so many atheists and others looking for some other alternative which gives them
peace in their heart, and sets them free from misery and the fear and dread of death!
This can be found in the Bible--straightforward and simply stated:
- And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. ~John 8:32 KJV
- Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the
shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. ~Luke 1:78-79
- Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be
afraid. ~John 14:27 KJV
- Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever
things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. ~Phillipians 4:8
- For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.~
1 Timothy 2:3-6 KJV
sounds like Good News! Good news should make those who hear it jubilant!
Leaping for joy, with a heart relieved of a
heavy burden which weighed it down beyond consolation--whether for themselves or because of those they dearly love.
What is currently proclaimed as 'gospel' is, at best
, closer to 'I've got some good news and some bad news. Good for me but bad
(or 'You're going to hell and I'm not!')
Is that in line with 'loving your neighbor as yourself?' If we desire good news for ourselves, then doesn't it follow that we must desire the same
for our neighbor, if we love him as we love ourselves? This is the same way Christ loves us!
The well-meaning, yet always-doubting, frequently judging, christian population in this world sees the people around them and decides that surely the
whole world is rife with unrepentant sinners for which there is no hope--not even the Blessed Hope found in the Savior of the World! Therefore, most
reason, since these unrepentant sinners won't listen and obey their form of the gospel
(which offers not peace and freedom, but guilt, fear,
and increased bondage)--then obviously they cannot and will not be saved!
But what is the truth, according to the Bible?
Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no
power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stinketh, because there is no water, and dieth for
Isaiah 50:2 KJV
But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Matthew 9:13 KJV
I see several contradictions between the Gospel found in the bible and the one being spread by the majority of christendom:
- The abilities and wisdom of God are presented as less than Superior and Omnipotent over all things He Himself created--because there is the
assumption that man can defy God's will indefinitely, by refusing salvation!
- It represents God as an unjust and petty God who created souls that would be largely destroyed--simply because they didn't believe something that,
truthfully, doesn't make sense (which is that He would create beings in order to love a few and destroy or torment the rest).
- It takes away from the work done by Christ (which was complete of His own actions and not at all dependent upon any man's--not even to believe)
toward reconciliation. If Christ died only for those who believed--then essentially He died for no one, because at the time of His death, not one
single person understood, much less believed what was taking place! We know He didn't die 'for no one!' That's an awful thing to think!--But not
any more awful than to truly believe He gave His life to perform a partial work of salvation that was, in some part, dependent upon those being saved.
If one is needing to be saved, that means they are totally, 100%, incapable of doing anything toward helping themselves. We are incapable of
contributing anything toward our own rescue. Anything at all. Period. Believing doesn't bring it to fruition--believing only makes it an acknowledged
fact in the mind. Believing is necessary for transformation, not for rescue.
- To say God doesn't intend to save every one is to deny countless declarations, by God, through His prophets and Apostles, recorded in the Bible,
that plainly state, without qualification, that He intends to do just that--save the world. Not part of the world--not just the 'christians,' or
the church-going-tithe-giving-pillars-of-evangelical-society, not even just those who right now consider themselves 'saved repentant believers.'
Like I said, at the very beginning the grand total of believers was 0. Except for Christ--He believed and trusted. It is His faith in His
Father that saves, not man's.
- It portrays God as possessing 2 particular qualities in a lesser degree than can found in the average human being. The first one is common sense:
the ability to reason and think logically. Do we really worship a God who 'makes less sense' than His creations? Making sense is not the same
as being beyond comprehension. And second, just about every human father (or at least those who are sane and healthy) in the world would give his
life in order to save one or more of his children's lives--even if angry or disappointed with them. Only the deranged would actually
destroy their 'creations'--and even that atrocity isn't usually enacted with favoritism. (IOW, a father who kills his child often kills all his
children) Is God not The Perfect Father, sane and healthy beyond description--with a heart that loves flawlessly?
'The spreading of the gospel' is a clever conspiracy--contrived and administrated by the Adversary (Revelation 13:8, Daniel 8:12)
God for the purpose of the threshing floor (2 Thessalonians 2:11, Acts 7:42)
--carried out by those who believe they work for God while they are
used by His enemies.
The purpose is not
what is assumed based on outward appearance and declaration--'winning souls to Christ'--but is actually serving a
subversive agenda of maintaining mankind's alienation from God (from the Adversary's direction) and a higher purpose of calling out those who
diligently seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness (from God's direction).
That's it. If you've got a tomato or a rotten egg, now is the time to throw it.