Mark 13:22 “For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
Do Not Be Deceived!
A newspaper article in 2008 titled “The Gospel of Judas” tried to make a case for Judas being a Holy Week hero. The article went on to say that the book presented Judas as Jesus’ best friend and that Judas helped Jesus to escape the temptations of this world by escaping it through death. It presents Jesus as someone not able to cope with this world. From my view the book attacks why Jesus came to earth, just who Jesus was and is today and the authenticity of scripture. Knowing that I am confident of Who the author of these heresies is and it is not my God.
We are warned in scripture against individuals, writings and groups of men (Col 2:8) who will attempt to present their philosophies as new truths so that people do not believe God. Humanism, lack of absolutes, tolerance for sin, works for salvation are just some of the philosophies that have been developed by someone other than God.
Col. 2:8 “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the ways of the world, and not after Christ.”
So where can we find truth? First we must accept that God is truth. God and His truths do not (Malachi 3:6) change down through the ages. There are not changing or new truths. If truth changes than it was not truth at all. We must also accept that God will protect those truths down through the ages (Mat 5:8). Try as they may, no one can remove the truth from being available to us. Of course the above mentioned truths as does our eternal salvation will take faith on our part to accept them. That is because God’s truths are contrary to our feelings and the teachings of this world. Scripture was inspired and given by God to us (II Tim 3:16, 17 – II Peter 1:20, 21) and is our source of truth today. Many see it as foolishness but that is simply because they have chosen to not have faith in God (I Cor 2:14).
As for the attack on Jesus. Those same God breathed and protected scriptures proclaim that Jesus is God the Son and not just a man or a prophet (John 5:18, John 17:5). All of the scriptures (66 Books, 40 scribes, One Author) proclaims His deity. The OT proclaims His first coming while the NT proclaims His death, burial and resurrection (I Cor 15:3,4) for our sins and His second coming. He lived a sinless life (II Cor 5:21) as only God could. He was tempted as we are (Heb 4:15) but did not give in to sin as we do.
Do not be deceived by false prophets and writings. Scriptures note that as we draw closer to Jesus 2nd coming those false prophets and writings will become more numerous.
Are you ready if Jesus were to return today?
John 14:1-3 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also”