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WHAT ARE CULTS?

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SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."
Genesis 1:27 KJV
RUSSELL SANDERS
4-15-2021
ACTS 2:38 – PART 2
 
If you did not read my article from yesterday (4-14-21) then you should read it before proceeding with this one today as it sets the necessary background for Acts 2:38. (Click here to read)
 
Peter was responding to the question of the crowd in Acts 2:37, “What shall we do” to be saved? His answer is in Acts 2:38, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” This verse has caused controversy and division. It has brought about some misconstrued doctrines found mostly in a very small segment of the multitude of Pentecostals called “Apostolic Pentecostals” or “Oneness Pentecostals” or “Jesus Only” people. They believe they have an exclusive “lock” on truth such that if you do not believe exactly as they do, then you are not saved nor can be saved. What are these beliefs of theirs?
 
One such doctrine is called the “oneness” doctrine where they believe that “Jesus only” is true God Almighty. They deny the trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. They derive this largely from Peter’s word in Acts 2:38 to baptize in “Jesus” name. They disclaim Jesus’ own words in
Matthew 28:19 where He said, “Go ye therefore…baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.”
 
They make two claims about this verse. (Matt. 28:19). One is that it was not part of the original scripture and that Matthew 18:18-20 was added by “church fathers” later on to support their doctrine of the Godhead (Trinity). Secondly, they show that it says, “the name of” and not “the names of” the three. They say that “Jesus” is the name of the Father, “Jesus” is the name of the Son, and “Jesus” is the name of the Holy Ghost. They could also point to John 10:30 where Jesus said, “I and my Father are one,” applying a misunderstood interpretation to that.
 
They also claim that water baptism, as commanded by Peter, is necessary for salvation: no water baptism, no salvation. They even insist that if you were baptized in “the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost,” then you are not even saved, and you must be re-baptised in the “name of Jesus” only. They miss the point that water baptism is a public act of confession that you have chosen Jesus as your Savior and symbolically identify with His death and burial (going under the water) and His resurrection (coming up out of the water.) This is only for people who have already been born again, and not the actual act of being born again.
 
They also believe Peter’s reference in Acts 2:38 to “the gift of the Holy Ghost” referred not to the impartation of the Holy Ghost that is received at salvation. Instead, they believe that this “gift” referred to in Acts 2:38 is the baptism of the Holy Spirit that was received by the 120 at Pentecost when they all began to speak with tongues. Although it is possible that a few of the 3,000 converts on that day might have spoken on tongues, it is unlikely. They were unsaved, and they were “baptized” by the Holy Ghost unto regeneration (salvation). The Apostolic group firmly believed that all 3,000 unsaved people immediately spoke in tongues as did the 120, instead of receiving the Holy Ghost at salvation making one born again.
 
Bottom Line: they believe that if [1] you were not baptized in the name of Jesus only, and [2] if you did not speak in tongues, then you are not saved at all. They say that if you believe Romans 10:9-10 that says, “That if thou shalt confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and…believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shall be saved,” then you are utterly deceived into thinking you are saved. They claim salvation only comes the way they say it does and all other churches are leading their people to hell. This is a common “cult-like” characteristic called “exclusivity.”
 
But as for me, (II Timothy 1:12) “…I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.”



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HELEN SANDERS
4-15-2021
THE IMAGE OF GOD
 
Genesis tells us that we are created in the “image of God.” (Genesis 1:27) The word image is indicative of being a “shadow”, not the real thing, but the shadow of the real.  The word God here is Elohim, which is a plural word. It indicates the three parts of the Godhead, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Many would like to know what God looks like. Jesus told his disciples in John 14b, “…he that hath seen me hath seen the Father…” This does not mean that Jesus “is” the Father, it means that they look alike. The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit all look the same.
 
Man is made in the image (shadow) of God. Our soul represents the Father in us. Our body represents the Son in us. Our spirit is representative of the Holy Spirit in us. We are three parts, yet “one” complete person, just like the Godhead is three parts, but three distinctive persons making up “one God”.
 
Because of mankind’s sin, our spirit could not communicate spiritually with God. It would be like being in the dark with “no shadow.” Jesus took on human flesh so he could live as a man and die as a man. His death paid for the sin of mankind and brings us reconciliation back to our spirit. When we receive Jesus as payment for our sin, our spirits are “born again” and take on the shadow of the Holy Spirit. We are now in the light and abide under the shadow of God to guide and protect us.
 
Psalm 91 tells us in verse 1, “He that dwelleth (makes it his habitation) in the secret place of the Most High (Elohim) shall abide under the shadow (there it is, the shadow which represents the image of God) of the Almighty (all powerful God).” 
 
By dwelling in that shadow, we take on the image of God, and become one with him. How awesome to know that the all-powerful God, Jehovah, Elohim, El Shaddai, of the universe brings us that close to him in spirit, soul, and body.
 
This is why God commanded that no one make graven “images” of false Gods and worship them. He did not want us to take on their “shadow” of darkness. They bring no light to us, only darkness, and will ultimately destroy those who worship them.
 
There is no place greater than being in that shadow of the Almighty.



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PROPHETIC EXHORTATION
4-14-20221

I hear the Lord saying "Acceleration"! There will be acceleration in the natural and there will be acceleration in the spirit realm. fast your seat belts my friends. We are in for the ride of our life. No FEAR!
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4-14-2021
PROPHETIC EXHORTATION

It’s the way you look at anything that will determine everything. The truth of the matter is what you do with what you see... Will ultimately put you over...OR it will take you all the way under. Remember this...What the caterpillar calls its TOMB; The butterfly calls its WOMB. Just keep in mind that whatever you’re now going through...It will not kill you... But it will birth what you are carrying. So you just stay put...Keep your eyes off of what’s happening TO you and AROUND you; And keep them fixed on Jesus who is IN you. Then determine in your heart and mind that you will fully trust Him with that heavy load; And that you’ll hold onto His nail scarred and unchanging hands...All the way through to your victory.
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