UnBiblical Interpretation Can Cause Havoc To Your Faith

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That is how Satan and the world interprets Scripture


Matthew 4:5-7

5 Then the Devil took Him to the holy city, had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: He will give His angels orders concerning you, and they will support you with their hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.” 7 Jesus told him, “It is also written: Do not test the Lord your God.”

The Devil attempts to blindside Christians by making them believe an incorrect interpretation of Scripture. Once you believe a topic of Scripture wrongly, you will base your spiritual life on that interpretation which in reality is killing your faith. The best way to combat this demonic strategy is to make a habit of reading the whole Bible at least once a year and incorporate topical studies with deep prayer, asking the Lord for understanding.

Your best defense against this deception is to know the Scriptures very well so that you cannot be sideswiped. The way Jesus used the Scriptures in Matthew 4 is a model for us today. When you read some material like Calvinism, Arminianism, or anything with an ism in it, make sure that it does not contradict another verse that’s connected to that theme. If it does contradict, then reject that interpretation.

Another misinterpretation in the Bible or that gets overlooked is found in Hebrews 10:25 which says, 25 not staying away from our worship meetings, as some habitually do, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day drawing near.

I have come across believers who say or teach that you shouldn’t go to church. They actually call it an institution, mirroring the world which is against God’s house. They claim that all the churches are teaching error and cannot be trusted. Folks, this is the very definition of being spiritually quarantined. For further study on this, click on Demons Strategy: Quarantine

Those who believe in that think that keeping themselves from “ingesting” the purported error, have themselves swallowed Satan’s pill that attacks the part of the brain where faith in Christ is located. 

They have a big dilemma because if they paint with a broad brush all churches for coming into contact with some bad ones, they actually become that which they despise, a false teacher. Scripture commands us to go to church, so if that person says not to go, they are disobeying God’s Word. If on the other hand, they say that God told them not to go to church then they are making God contradict Himself. Whichever way you look at it, they are in error and if they preach that interpretation, they become false teachers. If you have come across someone like this, beware.

All false religion like the Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Catholicism to name a few preach false doctrine, why? Because they have misinterpreted the Bible to say what they want to hear. That interpretation comes from none other than Satan and his fallen angels. 

Misinterpretation can severely damage one’s faith and steer one who is close to salvation away from a saving faith. Be careful.




How Should We Act In The Face Of A False Teacher?


Matthew 23:33

“You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?

A snake is a reference to craftiness or wisdom in how best to capture its prey.

A viper means a deadly serpent that if bitten by it, will cause your death.

In Matthew 23 Jesus was rebuking the religious leaders because they claimed to love God and were responsible for bringing people to the Lord for salvation. But instead, they were working with Satan to do the opposite, taking people away from God and into hell. Their man-made commands that were clearly unbiblical were killing them spiritually. That is what false doctrine does. 

Is it loving for a Christian in any setting, whether online or in person to rebuke and call out someone for teaching false doctrine which are leading people to hell? Yes, why? Because Jesus who is love and the Truth rebuked false teachers of His time for leading people away from God.

My friends, if you see someone saying that they are a Christian but at the same time, teaching things that it is very clear to you false, in reference to Scripture by twisting it, do what Jesus did and rebuke them, for the sake of those being misled.

I don’t mean the doctrine that’s not fundamental to salvation but those that are. For some examples see below.

False teachings: 

Teaching that Jesus is not God but was created, Jesus is not the Son of God, He didn’t die on the cross or rose from the grave, He wasn’t born from a virgin, you can become gods, universalism, work for your salvation, rejection of Biblical inerrancy, It’s okay to worship idols and etc…

Love will spur a Christian to protect an unsuspected person who is being misled.

Do you love the Truth? If you do, help those being deceived.

Revelation 2:20

20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching, she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols.

The verse above makes it very clear that the church in Pergamum had a charge against them from Jesus Christ. They allowed a false teacher to go unchallenged without rebuking and denouncing her for preaching and teaching false doctrine which was dooming people to hell.

If you do not want this charge against you when you meet Jesus face to face one day then make sure when you see that happening, rebuke the false teacher and warn the people. Love for the Truth will convict you to do this because Jesus lives in you. The more you read the Bible, the more you will start to love the Truth.

My Thoughts On “The Hebrew Roots Movement”

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My thoughts about the Old Testament festivals are based on Colossians 2:16-17 which says, Therefore, don’t let anyone judge you in regard to food and drink or in the matter of a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of what was to come; the substance is the Messiah.

The ceremonials and sacrifices were a foreshadow of Jesus Christ. We as Christians shouldn’t surround our walk with the Lord based on fulfilled Old Testament laws except for the one that’s always active, the moral law or as the New Testament calls it, the law of the Spirit (Galatians 5:16-18). Our walk in this life is solely based on Jesus Christ and the teachings of the New Testament and should reject anything contrary to that as seen in 2 John 1:9-11 which says, 9 Anyone who does not remain in Christ’s teaching but goes beyond it, does not have God. The one who remains in that teaching, this one has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your home, and don’t say, “Welcome,” to him; 11 for the one who says, “Welcome,” to him shares in his evil works.

Saying that we can apply the Old Testament teachings in principle, and we should understand the O.T. based on the N.T., not the other way around. You can apply the principle behind the literal meaning but we must understand that those laws have been fulfilled in Christ and to go back to them is to reject Christs’ sacrifice and His imputation of His righteousness in keeping the law for you.

You have to be very careful with the “Hebrew Roots Movement” because they are trying to imprison Christians back into the law. The church in Galatia was headed in that same direction (keeping the law) and Paul wrote to them that they were following another gospel as seen in Galatians 1:6-8 which says, 6 I am amazed that you are so quickly turning away from Him who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are troubling you and want to change the good news about the Messiah. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel other than what we have preached to you, a curse be on him!

Galatians 5:1-4

Christ has liberated us to be free. Stand firm then and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery. 2 Take note! I, Paul, tell you that if you get yourselves circumcised, Christ will not benefit you at all. 3 Again I testify to every man who gets himself circumcised that he is obligated to keep the entire law. 4 You who are trying to be justified by the law are alienated from Christ; you have fallen from grace.

If a person wanted to follow part of the law in this case circumcision he/she was obligated to keep the rest of the law and if a person would go back to the law they would be rejecting Jesus Christ and also would be rejecting His free gift of eternal life. If we go back to the law we are telling Him that we can do a better job in keeping it than He did even though Jesus never sinned and perfectly kept the whole law. To keep the law is to trample upon His sacrifice as if it means nothing (Hebrews 10:29).

Some may say, “one must keep His holy convocations (the law) perpetually throughout all generations as it declares in the Old Testament”

In Genesis 17:13-14 it says, 13 Whether born in your household or bought with your money, they must be circumcised. My covenant in your flesh is to be an everlasting covenant. 14 Any uncircumcised male, who has not been circumcised in the flesh, will be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant.”

As you can see, circumcision was an everlasting covenant but its true meaning and function is seen in the New Testament, when the covenant was fulfilled by the promised Holy Spirit after Jesus death, resurrection and ascension into heaven that you get circumcise in your heart by the Spirit of God when you put your trust in Jesus. This is seen in Romans 2:29 which says, 29 On the contrary, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is of the heart—by the Spirit, not the letter. That man’s praise is not from men but from God.

Even in the Old Testament, the Lord said that the law was impossible to follow in totality. The Lord said in the Book of Jeremiah 31:31-34, 31 “Look, the days are coming”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. 32 This one will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant they broke even though I had married them”—the Lord’s declaration. 33 “Instead, this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days”—the Lord’s declaration. “I will put My teaching within them and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be My people. 34 No longer will one teach his neighbor or his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they will all know Me, from the least to the greatest of them”—this is the Lord’s declaration. “For I will forgive their wrongdoing and never again remember their sin.”

The Lord’s teachings are written in one’s heart by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit who teaches you God’s Word. God was trying to show that we will always fall short of God’s standard and only His Son Jesus Christ can live according to the law without breaking a single command which He did. We are considered righteous not because we keep the whole law but because we have placed our faith in Him who kept it flawlessly for us so that we can receive the righteousness that our works could never achieve. No one can boast and say, “I saved myself by my righteousness and good works.”

Do not let yourself be enslaved by a yoke that Christ has set you free from. We are to walk by the law of the Spirit which is based in Christ alone.

Galatians 5:16-18

16 I say then, walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit desires what is against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you don’t do what you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.