All three major religions trace their origins to Abraham. Show the truth of that, and you destroy the foundations of all three religions! Think about this: people have been searching for the one true religion, the one that can be proven beyond doubt. Yet there are over 38,000 versions within Christianity itself! Adding to that problem, Paul declares in Romans 8:7 that the natural(carnal) mind is enmity against God, and cannot be subject to God’s laws. If our natural minds aren’t dependable, what do we use? The Holy Spirit? Yes, but how in the world can we know we have it if our natural minds can’t show us? The simple fact is, we have no way of proving it, and if we could, we could simply eliminate all the unnecessary religions! We could unite church and state! We coud have a human authority that provably represents God! Instead, we have over 38,000 versions within Christianity alone, and the Muslim religion, anong with Judaism, has its own splintering groups. In this world of such deception, what does Jesus say about it? His statement is both plain and logical: “Then if any man says to you, Lo, here is Christ, or there, believe it not”!
Believe it not? But all those churches are out there telling us we MUST believe! W hat in the world is going on?
It all begins with Abraham. God visited Abraham about four hundred years before he made a covenant with israel at Sinai. But as Paul tells us in Galatians 3;17 , this promise had nothing to do with the covenant at Sinai! Even with the laws given to Israel, the promise still stands! So, if there is such religious confusion, and Jesus himself tells us to avoid all of it, giving us the only logical solution, what does the promise to Abraham have to do with it?
It is very simple. God told Abraham that these children of “promise”, born to Abraham would someday inherit the world. Not heaven, but the world, right here(Ro mans 4:13, Revelation s 5:10). That was the deal! Those children, born to Abraham by God’s promise, were to inherit a world ruling kingdom!
The firstborn of these children was Isaac, born to Abraham’s wife Sarah, who had been barren ad was nearly a hundred years old. Notice, there was absolutely nothing that Abraham could do to fulfill this promise, and he tried! He took Sarah’s handmaid, Hagar, and impregnated her, who bore a son Ishmael. Yet God said this would not be the child of promise, but a child born of Sarah would be the true seal of this promise. Sure enough, as Genesis 21:1-2 tells us, God visited Sarah, and Sarah gave birth to Isaac. Here are the conditions of that promise: Isaac would be the first of many children, all of whom would be born in the same promise ,under the same conditions as Isaac. They would be foreknown(as Isaac was), they were predestined (as Isaac was), and they would be called (as Isaac was). Notice the parallel in Romans 8:29-3. These are the ones that Paul refers to as the “called according to God’s purpose”. Those were the terms, and Isaac filled them all. Notice what Paul said in Galatians 4;28: “Now we brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise”.! Not enough? How about Galatians 3:29: “And if ye be Christ’s then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise”!
Still not convinced? Paul had already written that our natural minds were enmity against god, so that eliminated ny possible decision procedure that would allow us to decide the one true church, and Jesus himself had told us not to believe in any of them, so Paul tells us that these children, whoever they are, are born under the same conditions, the same process, predestined, foreknown, and called, just as Isaac was!
After Paul informed us of this in Romans 8:7, and Romans 8:29-30, he then goes into detail to show us that we cannot show ourselves, by any human process , to be any loser to god that anyone else(Romans 9:16-22)!
But if we have no way of proving it, who are these children? Look at Romans 9:7-15.
“Neither because they are the seed of Araham, are they all children: but, ‘in Isaac shall thy seed be called'”.
Notice that Paul shows a distinction between the children who are descendants, and those of Isaac.
“That is, they which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted for the seed”! How much plainer can you get? ONLY those born under the conditions of that promise, born as Isaac, are the actual children of God! Chosen to someday inherit a world ruling kingdom!
What promise was Paul referring to? Next verse: “For this is the word of promise: ‘At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son’. ” !
And if that’s not enough, look at verse 11: “(For the children bein gnot yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to the election might stand, not of works but of him that calleth)”!
Why don’t any of the religions teach that? because it will put them out of business! If God foreknows, predestines, and calls his own children, and if these children are born of that same promise to Abraham at God;s will, there is no way to organize in God’s name! And that means we are free from all organized religion! After Paul clearly describes who these children are, the conditions of their birth, he then goes to pains to show that there simply exists no decisin procedure by which we may show ourselves as one of them! But if that’s true, wouldn’t all attempts to organize in God’s name result in constant splintering and division? Obvously, and that’s why there are over 38,000 versions of Christianity and growing! By the very best human efforts, men cannot organize in God’s name and prove it! Therefore, Jesus told us the truth in Matthew 24:23! But notice what Jesus himself said about it in Matthew 10:34-38: “…I came not to send peace, but a sword.
“For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
“And a man’s foes shall be those of his own household”!
Jesus told us the logical results of all human attempts to worship God by human efforts! Men cannot organize in God’ name, but if the churches told us this, they would all be out of business! They are all frauds!
Look at these children described in John 1:13: “Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God”.
Again, plainly stated! Who is the ruler of this world, of this human system of government? Satan(Matthew 4:8-9, Luke 4:6). he is called “the god of this world”, so obviously all attempts to organize in God’s name must be in service to Satan!
Jesus said “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free”.. We see in 2 Peter 2:19: “While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for whatever overcomes a man, to that is he brought in bondage”.
You are free, and there is something amazing happening here right now, on this earth! But the religions aren’t teaching it, because they wish to enslave you to the government controlled by Satan! You can only be free by choosing freedom from ALL power structures of men, both church and state! I will be writing future essays to show you the amazing things that are revealing this freedom from all human authority systems, and I WON’T be asking for money , because how can I claim money when I have no authority?
It is time to set all persons free!