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Will Mankind Today Be Judged?

by R. Jerome Harris on July 8, 2015

Contrary to what the religious system called by men – Christianity – and her more than 41,000 contending denominations teach, this mankind today will not be judged. In fact, no human born since Adam – to include Adam – will be judged. What Jesus taught about judgment has been misunderstood. What Christianity teaches about judgment does not fit with what Jesus taught or the example he set with dealing with persons who sinned. The material that follows, will present support of my argument.

Do We Believe Christ & The Example He Set For Us To Follow?

This is key to understanding what Jesus taught about judgment as opposed to what Christianity teaches. Not only did Jesus teach his chosen Apostles and those who would be his Disciples, he practiced what he taught to show his Disciples the proper manner in which they were to believe and conduct themselves. One simply cannot teach something and make it "doctrine" if Jesus did not teach it. But, that is exactly what Christianity has done: It has misled the world with regards the teaching of judgment. What follows are three powerful examples of where Jesus taught forgiveness and that forgiveness was the order of the day and not judgment.

Before I present those three examples, please permit me to use the following illustration: If a man or a woman commited some bad act or exhibited some manner of bad conduct for not knowing what they were doing, would it be proper to judge them? No! Why is that? Because they would not know what they are doing. Why did God sentence Adam and Eve? Because they both knew God's commandment not to eat from The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Bad and they chose to disobey that commandment. So they knew what they were doing. If Adam and Eve did not know or was not given a commandment by God, then they would have been innocent and not have sentence pronounced upon them because they did not know.

All of mankind today with its many religions and ideologies are not as Adam and Eve were: We do not know what we are doing. Each think in their own hearts what they are doing is right. One group judges another for not accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior and they threaten and pronounce sentence to an eternity in a fiery hell and they teach that this is what Jesus taught! The very thought of punishing persons for all eternity in a fiery hell is so unlike the Jesus Christ I know. Why would God and His Son take pleasure in knowing that there are persons being tortured and fried in a fiery hell? Torture and pain and the desire to harm people is a human thing, not a godly thing.

The Prophet Jeremiah understood well that the Most High God does not entertain thoughts of burning people in fires. Jeremiah 7:31 says:

They have built the high places of Topheth in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to burn their sons and daughters in the fire—something I did not command, nor did it enter my mind.

The Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar (a human) certainly took pleasure in roasting people in fires. (Read the story of the three Hebrew boys Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego at Daniel Chapter 3)

Christian Missionaries, in their desire to convert the Panare Indian, lied to them and even created a specialize Bible to make them believe that their ancestors were responsible for the death of Jesus. And, if they did not repent and accept Jesus, they will roast in the big fire! This frightened the Panare Indian so much, that they converted and accepted a White blue-eyed Jesus who they never heard of until the Christian Missionaries came to them. The is a most interesting read. Here is the full article: The Case of The Panare Indian

Jesus was asked by the Apostle Peter at Matthew 18:21:

Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?

Jesus' response to him is given at Matthew 18:22:

Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.

What is most interesting to me is what Jesus says next at Matthew 18:23 because it shows that even a King (Jesus himself) will set the example of forgiveness. No King should expect his servants to forgive if he is not willing to. Jesus would forgive his servants when they mistep. In other words, as long as mankind exists (dead or alive) and Jesus is mankinds Head, mankind will be forgiven. Jesus said:

Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.

What many fail to see and understand is that The Son of God will not always be our Head, Lord and Mediator. These titles will cease to exist in the future when mankind has been restored to its Creator and we all will be as Adam was. Did Adam have a "Jesus Christ" or "Mediator" between himself and God? No! It was Adam and his Creator.

Revelation 20:7 shows that Christ future 1000 year kingdom will end. Christ will have resurrected all of dead mankind and restored them to its Creator. Thus, one day all of mankind will be as Adam was: One to one with his Creator. There will be no need for a mediator between mankind and God.

That said, when we knowingly disobey God, there will be no Christ to intercede in our behalf. Why? Because we will know what we are doing, just as Adam knew what he was doing when he took some of the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Bad that his wife gave him. 

So it is only when mankind is perfect and in a state of knowing, that it can be judged and have sentence pronounced upon it. NO HUMAN is perfect today and KNOWING, thus, mankind cannot be judge in his present state. That is why Jesus himself forgave the sinner and even those who hated and despised him. He also taught his Disciples to have this very same mindset: DO NOT JUDGE OR SENTENCE ANYONE, but to FREELY FORGIVE AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF TIMES. For if one claiming to be his Disciple fails to do this, they cannot expect forgiveness from God. Why would God forgive somone if that one is not willing to forgive others? 

On the other side of the coin: Why would any claiming to be a Disciple of Christ place themselves in judgment over others and sentence them to an eternity in a hell fire and think themselves exempt from judgment from God. Jesus said at Matthew 7:1-3:

Do not judge, or you too will be judged.  For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?

Yet, Christianity teaches and does the opposite of what Christ taught. (Note: Another word for opposite his Anti. Anti-Christ). 

Here are those three examples that show that Jesus forgave and did not condemn or judge anyone.

The Adulterous Woman At John Chapter 8

Here we read of a case where the scribes and Pharisees brings before Jesus up a woman who was caught in the act of adultery. They impress upon Jesus that the Law of Moses states that such a woman should be stoned to death. They wanted to get Jesus' opinion on the matter. (Jesus knew that they were testing him). Jesus tells all present, 

Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.

Jesus dropped a bomb on them! Sadly, the many within Christianity today are so misguided and introverted, that they do not see themselves doing the exact same thing to others that the Scribes and Pharisees attempted to do to this woman! When it is taught that one is going to burn or be tormented in an eternal hellfire or will lose out on life, these are judgments and sentences! The accusers themselves are basically saying that they themselves are sinless and perfect!

Did Jesus judge or condemn that woman? Notice what he says to her at John 8:9-11:

At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.

If Jesus Christ did not condemn, why should any of us condemn anyone? And, please please do not think because you belong to a particular religious organization or accepted Jesus as your "Lord and Savior" makes you somehow immune. Those things have nothing to do with it. Those things are man-made requirements and not from God. We are not to judge or condemn anyone.

Notice that this woman was not a follower of Christ.

The Condemned Man at Luke 23:43

Here we see an example of a man sentenced to die. This man was not a follower of Jesus. Yet, Jesus promised him paradise! 

Forgiveness, Not Condemnation For His Accusers, Persecuters and Executioners

At Luke 23:34 we see where Jesus did not condemn his accusers, persecuters and executioners. Rather, he does something quite remarkable and loving: He asks that they be forgiven! Why?

… for they do not know what they are doing.

So, Jesus recognized this condition in mankind: We do not know what we are doing. So, we cannot be judged in this present state. In all three cases I presented, Jesus interceded and acted as mediator between those persons and God. He is still in this role today.

When Will Mankind Be In A State When It Can Be Judged?

Namely, when Christ is no longer mankinds Mediator. That can only happen when mankind is perfect and knows good and bad from God's perspective. Many forget the main reason why God sent his son into the world of mankind. To plead our sorry cases before God, receive forgiveness so that we are not permanently erased out of existence! This not to say that we will not die. Dying and perishing are two entirely different things. (John 3:16)

If one dies, they can be resurrected because they exist in God's memory. (Thus, memorial tombs). If one perishes, it is a state of nonexistence. That one is not in God's memory (Book of Life). 

The purpose of Christs future and definite 1000 year kingdom is misunderstood by the majority of the world. A great many have never heard about it. Yet, the purpose of Christs 1000 year kingdom over the earth is to restore all of mankind – all of it – to its Creator! This is each and every person born since Adam, to include Adam!

This would first invlove resurrecting all of mankind from the dead. We are talking about billions of people! Their numbers so great, they cannot be counted. Like the grains of sand on the sea! Jesus promised this at John 5:28-29. The marvelous event Jesus told his Disciples not to be surprised about. He said:

Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.

Note: Do not let that part about persons being resurrected to be condemned stumble you. It is not what you think.

All of dead mankind will stand up alive again (breathing air. hint:meet the Lord in the air) and will be in that 1000 year paradise on earth and will learn good and bad from God's righteous view. Bythe end of that 1000 years, all of mankind will know good and bad. Christ will no longer be needed. He will have finished his job! That is why we see his kingdom ending at Revelation 20:7.

It is when Christs 1000 year kingdom ends and Satan is released from the Abyss that a whole new chapter opens up for mankind in those distant days! The events of what happens after Christ's 1000 year kingdom ends is the subject of The Book of Revelation. (The Book of Revelation has nothing to do with our time period today).

Since all of mankind will know good and bad at the end of Christs 1000 year kingdom, it is only then that mankind can be judged. What we do by way of disobedience to God at THAT TIME will be the basis upon which we will be judged as we will be different then. We will know what we are doing. Christ will have taken 1000 years teaching us!

Judged for what?

Either to live forever or not to exist (perishing).

Think: In those future days, we will not have an excuse when we disobey God. We cannot say that we did not know what we were doing. Christ will have been removed before us as our Mediator. There will be no more forgiveness of sins. If one disobeys God in this "knowing state" they commit sin that cannot be forgiven. Their sentence: eraser out of God's memory. The Book of Revelation calls this state of ceasing to exist The Lake of Fire which is the Second Death.

And death and Hades were hurled into the lake of fire. This means the second death, the lake of fire. Furthermore, whoever was not found written in the book of life was hurled into the lake of fire. (Rev 20:14-15)

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Maree July 15, 2015 at 9:07 pm

Hi…  A question for this statement you made –

This would first invlove resurrecting all of mankind from the dead. We are talking about billions of people! Their numbers so great, they cannot be counted. Like the grains of sand on the sea! Jesus promised this at John 5:28-29. The marvelous event Jesus told his Disciples not to be surprised about. He said:

Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.

Note: Do not let that part about persons being resurrected to be condemned stumble you. It is not what you think.

All of dead mankind will stand up alive again (breathing air. hint:meet the Lord in the air) and will be in that 1000 year paradise on earth and will learn good and bad from God's righteous view. Bythe end of that 1000 years, all of mankind will know good and bad. Christ will no longer be needed. He will have finished his job! That is why we see his kingdom ending at Revelation 20:7.

 

Question – Will all of mankind be raised from the dead that you mention in this last paragraph?  The prior paragraph mentions only the one's found doing good.  If all the dead are raised to learn perfection, then what is the point of this life.  What is the point of spreading the good news?  If i had a choice of learning the word now, or learning it in the 1000 year period, i would most definatly want to learn and experience it without the stumbling block of Satan.

 

If i have misunderstood you, what would 'those that were found doing good' mean?

 

Thanks again. 

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R. Jerome Harris July 16, 2015 at 2:12 am

Hi Maree,

Notice at John 5:28-29 Jesus mentions ALL of mankind will be resurrected. He did not say some. He did not say just those who accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. He did not say JWs or only members of a particular religion he said ALL.

“Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which ALL those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.’

The reason why I gave the examples of the adulterous woman, the evildoer, and Jesus’ accusers, persecutors and executioners was because none of those persons “did good things” yet Jesus did not condemn any of them. He even promised the evildoer paradise!

So according to The Son of God, ALL of mankind will be resurrected.

Now think: What good would it do to resurrect bad persons who are already dead only to put them to death again? What about the billions who died before there was a Christ. Even in Jesus’ day there were billions who lived in other parts of the world who never heard of him and died!

It is obvious that what Jesus said at John 5:29 concerning, “and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment” does not mean what the religious systems have taught about it. They have ALL misunderstood the concept of “judgment” from Jesus’ point of view.

What Jesus meant was that ALL of mankind since Adam to include Adam WILL BE RESURRECTED. Within that ALL there will be two groups: Those who DID GOOD and those who DID BAD. Jesus was not saying that those who did good or bad would be judged based on what they have done in the past or present, but they WILL BE judged based on what they do AFTER they are resurrected and having living through his 1000 year Paradise until the end of it.

There exist today NO BASIS to judge mankind as Jesus died for mankinds sins. He showed this when he did not judge the adulterous woman, the evildoer and those who accused, persecuted and executed him.

The Apostle Paul at Romans 6:7 shows that ones death IS payment in full for one’s sins. (See Romans 6:23)

Thus, when one is resurrected, there is no sin on the person. So ALL of mankind that will be resurrected in the future will come out of their graves free of sin! But our walk to the end will not be over, it will only begin. Why?

Because from the moment we are resurrected, something new stands before us. NOT life and death, as we will have all already experienced that (FIRST BIRTH and FIRST DEATH). What then stands in front of us when we are resurrected is the prospect of ETERNAL LIFE or ETERNAL DEATH.

To qualify for either one of those two things will require judgment based on what we do AFTER we are resurrected and specifically what we do at the END of Christs future 1000 year kingdom over the earth. Why?

Because anything we do at present is done because we are imperfect and prone to sin. As Jesus said, “We do not know what we are doing.” This is why Jesus could so easily forgive. We don’t know (have knowledge) of what we are doing. Many are so arrogant today to think that they KNOW what they are doing, but they do not.

One of the purposes of Christs future 1000 year kingdom is to teach ALL of mankind who will be resurrected to “know what they are doing.” To know God’s righteousness. To be restored to our Creator. This will be accomplished by the Master at the end of his reign over the earth.

Thus, billions whose numbers are so great that they cannot be counted will stand before their Creator fully knowledgeable (knowing). Christs 1000 year kingdom will have ended. Christ no longer a mediator between mankind and God. Christ no longer there to plead our case when we sin. Mankind will be as Adam was in the beginning. He had no mediator. 

If Christ brings all of mankind to God in a perfect and “knowing” state, then there is no excuse when we sin in those days AFTER Christs 1000 year kindgom will have ended. There will be no more forgiveness of sin because we will know.

So what Jesus said at John 5:29 applies to the time period AFTER his 1000 year kingdom comes to an end and it will have accomplished what it was supposed to do: Resurrect ALL of mankind, teach them God’s righteousness (rightness or knowing good and bad), and restoring mankind to its Creator.

It is AFTER Christs 1000 year kingdom ends that ALL of “restored” mankind will be tested. By who? Satan the Devil!

That is why we read at Revelation 20:7-8, Satan is released from the Abyss to that he can do what? Mislead ALL of restored mankind represented symbolically as Gog of Magog and get them to do BAD.

Satan brings up with him a Wild Beast and establishes it on the earth. This Wild Beast will be supplanted on top of the paradise conditions that Christ will have already created. This Wild Beast (Satan’s Throne) will NOT remove it. The Kingdom of the Wild Beast will be a paradise too! We do not know how long it will exist over the earth in those future days but it takes time to establish anything. It could exist for hundreds of years.

My point is that ALL of mankind will be judge during THAT TIME period when Satan is released from the Abyss. Those resurrected and having gone through Christs 1000 year kingdom to its end into the period when Satan is released and who do good things and remain faithful during time and endure to its end will gain everlasting life. Those resurrected and having gone through Christs 1000 year kingdom to its end into the period when Satan is released and who do bad things and prove unfaithful during time and endure to its end will gain everlasting destruction (The Lake of Fire which is the Second Death).

One must erase from their mind the notion that when one is resurrected they IMMEDIATELY enter into judgment. No!

Too remember this: Jesus said that “no one is good.” Implying what? We are all – at present – bad (sinful). (Mark 10:18) Thus we cannot possibly be judged based on what we do at present. Jesus died and our sins are forgiven.

All of mankind MUST die before ALL of mankind can be resurrected.

Our deaths is payment for any sins we will have committed in our life times.

But, when we are resurrected and are taught God’s righteousness by Christ over the 1000 years to its end, we will be judged to eternal life or eternal death based on what we do in the time period AFTER Christ 1000 year kingdom ends and Satan is released. That is why Jesus said at Matthew 10:22:

“And YOU will be objects of hatred by all people on account of my name; but he that has endured to the end is the one that will be saved.”

Jesus was referring to that future time period of enduring through Satan’s throne of the Wild Beast and to its end. Those who are faithful throughout will be given a crown of eternal life. Those who do not will cease to exist (the Second Death or Lake of Fire), eternal destruction (not eternal torment), but wiped out of existence forever.

Everything Jesus taught bears out what I have said here is true. It is consistent with his teachings.

The Watch Tower and “Christendom” will reject this powerful truth because they have made themselves Lord over men and seek to keep it that way.

If any of this is not clear, please let me know.

 

 

 

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Maree July 16, 2015 at 4:16 pm

Thanks for your reply.  But i still don't understand what this present lifetime is for, if we are ALL to be resurected in the 1000 year reign.  Thanks again.

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R. Jerome Harris July 20, 2015 at 8:03 am

Contrary to what the Watch Tower has taught (and what many are simply unware of) is that our time period today is called “The Appointed Times of Nations.” (We are not in the Last Days) – Luke 21:24

The Appointed Times of the Nations is a time period in which the mankind will be allowed to do as he pleases without interference from The Most High God. We have have been in this time period for a very long time; since mankind started nation building.

Remember in the Garden of Eden, The Serpent basically told the woman (and the woman told the man) that by eating of the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Bad, that they would know Good and Bad for THEMSELVES and that they would not need God. That they would be “like God” themselves.

Thus, Adam and Eve’s disobedience to God was a snub to God saying, “We don’t need you.” God was essentially saying, “OK, let’s see how far you will get without needing me. I will let you do your own thing.” Thus, God set an “Appointed Time” for mankind to rule and governed themselves.

What has been the result? Calamity, war, pollution, famine, disease, making a pretense at being godly (religions). The world is a mess because mankind chose to rule mankind. 

Since this time is “Appointed” it must end. Only God knows the end of that appointment. However, what follows the end of the Appointed Times of the Nations are (in this order):

  1. The establishment of Christs Kingdom over the earth: Duration: 1000 years. (Rev 20:7)
  2. Christ kingdom of 1000 years ends.
  3. The ascension of Satan out of the Abysss and the establishment of his throne (Wild Beast) over the earth. Duration: We do not know. It could be for many 100s of years. (Rev 20:8)
  4. It is within Satan’s Wild Beast Throne that we will see the Great Tribulation, Armageddon, and the preaching of the Good News of the Kingdom.
  5. Satan and his Wild Beast Throne along with the False Prophet are destroyed.
  6. Matthew 6:10 and Daniel 2:44 are fulfilled. God’s indefinite Kingdom comes down to the earth. Never again will man rule over man. Never again will Satan interfere with God’s purpose for mankind and the earth because he will be destoyed.

Today, mankind blames each other for the bad things that happen on the earth. We even blame the Devil! The blame is with us. We are responsible for the bad things that we do to each other. The “Appointed Times of the Nations” provides powerful and adequate proof before all of the angelic hosts in heaven that God is true and righteous. It is kinda like, “I told you so.”

Within this Appointed Times of the Nations, The Most High God sent his Son to provide us a way out from “perishing” for all eternity. Within this Appointed Times of the Nations, this Son offered forgiveness for the bad that we do because we, do not know what we are doing.” (Luke 23:34)

The Appointed Times of the Nations – for those who have the insight to see it – is also a time for God, Christ and the angelic hosts to see who is in the earth who is willing to join Christ in “finishing God’s work.” That is, to do His will. Such persons will be pronouncely different from everyone else. They recognize Christ as The Lord of the Sabbath and join him (by being his Disciple) in doing not their own will (works), but the works (will) of the Father. They “rest” or “cease” doing their own will (their own thing” as this world encourages people and nations to selfishly do.

When Jesus said that his Kingdom was “not of this world” he was referring to this Appointed Times of the Nations. Within this Appointed Times of the Nations we have seen or read aboout the savagery the human famiy has (and still) commits upon each other. Cain is still killing Abel. Mankind does his bad deeds in the name of some God and/or religion.

So, as a Disciple of Christ, you have insight to where you stand in the stream of time. Your eyes are open and you see a much bigger picture. As this world places more pressure on its inhabitants to conform to the selfish thinking of this time period (Appointed Times of the Nations), you resist allowing it to mold you to think as it does. You are actually going against the grain.

Remember, that ALL will be resurrected. But it will be easier for those who have insight NOW when they are resurrected, than those who do not and who die and are resurrected. Did Jesus not say at Matthew 19:24:

“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

Jesus did not say it will be EASY to enter into the kingdom of God, he used a relative term, he said it would be EASIER. In other words, it will be difficult to enter for both the one who gains insight and faith now and the one who does not. The only difference is that it will be EASIER for the one who gains insight and builds up his/her faith.

We have a grand privilege at present to join (marry) ourselves to Christ. (Not to religious organizations) and allow him to teach us via Holy Spirit; something he promised to send us.

Unfortunately, millions are dependent upon the things that they can “see” such as religious organizations and books such as “The Bible.” This is not what God and Christ intended. Faith is REQUIRED to Worship God. It is not possible for ANYONE to worship God through things that they can see. That would be idolatry. Jesus stated this at John 4:23-24. He said:

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

God cannot be seen according to John 1:18, John 6:46, 1 John 4:12, Exodus 33:20, and Col 1:15. So the only way we can worship him is “As a Spirit” or someone who is invisible. In other words, it takes faith to worship what cannot be seen.

Is that not the very definition of faith at Hebrews 11:1?

It is quite simple: Do as Jesus said at Matthew 28:19-20 until his return and he instructs us to do otherwise and also obey God at Luke 9:35.

Neither God or Christ has told anyone to establish any religious organization and join them. It is the defiant “The Appointed Times of the Nations” system that has told people to do those things.

Neither has God or Christ told anyone to preach some Good News of the Kingdom. In fact, the Revelation at Revelation 14:6 says that when the Good News of the Kingdom Message is given, it will be given to “an angel” (one angel) and that angel will be entrusted with preaching the Good News of the Kingdom message.

People need to wake up and realize who it is that is tell them to believe and to do things neither God or Christ has commanded. It is religious organizations who all belong to and exists within the Appointed Times of the Nations time period.

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Shaka Terry November 29, 2015 at 3:01 am

I lived my whole life living in the lies of the world, it's really hard to be so different from some many "Believers". I understand these truths, and want learn more. How do I teach people this if they are not willing to understand even the basics of Christ Word. It takes me so much time to explain why people don't go to heaven or hell.

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R. Jerome Harris November 30, 2015 at 3:35 pm

I learned from the Master Jesus Christ that he carries the brunt of the heavy load in the teaching effort. His yoke is easy and his burden is light. The MAJOR obstacle true followers and disciples of Christ will face is attempting to explain the TRUTH about God and Christ through a book. This was never the intent of God and His Son. The teachings of Christ can only be known through Christ himself via Holy Spirit.

The world has been duped to believe that it is a book (The Bible)  that MUST be consulted. The fact of the matter is, is that it is the Most High God “through Christ” who must be consulted. Jesus said at John 14:6 that he is the way, the truth and the life and that no one comes to the Father but by him. The Most High God – in turn – stated at Luke 9:35 that we MUST listen to his Son. this can only be done by praying to the Father and asking Him for his wisdom, knowledge, understanding and truth and He will give it to us by the ONLY AUTHORIZED channel: His Son. (Not a book or religious organization). Did Christ not tell us to pray to the Father. he NEVER told anyone to consult a book that would come on the scene more than 1000 years after he ascended.

Yet, millions cling to a book (and religious organizations) rather than cling to our only Teacher and one authorized by God: The person of Christ himself.

I am convinced that the entire world has been misled with regards God and Christ. Jesus said that it would happen.

It takes an act of faith to believe in God and Christ. Why? Because they are invisible. It does not require faith to believe in what one can see; namely, the Bible,  religious organizations, crosses and other icons. Jesus said that God MUST be worshiped in Spirit and Truth. Why? Because God is invsible. (John 4:23-24 and Col 1:15) And, true worship can only be through the one who knows the way to the Father: Christ himself.

True followers of Christ realize that the world in which we live is no good. Christs kingdom is no part of any of it. True followers also realize that they are in a wilderness just like Christ was.

Here is what to do: Go into a private place out of the earshot and eyesight of others and ask the Father for His wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Tell him that you want to know the truth no matter how unpleasant and difficult it is to digest and accept. Christ will help you navigate your way to the Father and help lighten the heavy burden of knowing the truth. People in the world will think that you are crazy; especially those who claim they know God and Christ.

You will be prepared to teach and speak when the time comes. A time in the future will come when those who have accepted the truth about God and Christ will not panic when all the world about them will. You will know the truth. Just ask for it. God speaks and teaches it through His Son.

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Shaka Terry December 2, 2015 at 9:51 pm

Will the glorified bodies be spiritual cause if so, then why wouldn't we be able to see Christ in spirit, or is there a difference.

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R. Jerome Harris December 9, 2015 at 11:18 am

To be frank, no one knows what the glorified body will look like but God and Christ. Will they be flesh and blood bodies or will they be invisible ones?  “God is Spirit”, Jesus says at John 4:24. That means he is not “flesh and blood” but invisible. (Col 1:15)

The “seeing” of God and Christ will never be with the physical eyes because both are Spirit beings; that is, they are invisible.

The “seeing” of them will be with the “eyes” of faith. Read the definition of faith found at Hebrews 11:1. Followers of Christ are to walk by faith, not by sight.

Only a wicked generation would want to “see” Christ with the physical eye as it would be a “visible” sign.

No visible sign will ever be given to mankind, according to Christ.

The “seeing” of signs will be with the “eyes of faith.” This is what being “spiritual” is.

We see Christ with “eyes of faith.”

Our present bodies are physical. Thus, mankind has always had a problem connecting with the “spiritual.” This also explains why people past and present are into idols such as crosses and other icons or objects of worship or things we can see. The new “glorified” bodies we will have in the future, will be perfect in every way and fashioned to connect with the “spiritual” and to worship the Father on a high spiritual realm. Not as many worship him today: Through physical things that they can see.  In other words, our worship of God will be as stated at John 4:24: “Spirit and truth.” (Nothing phyiscal or can be seen with the physical eye).

I believe that we are far far removed from the Father as far as worship of him is concerned. We are “archaic” in our worhip of him and obsessed and even insistent on worshiping him through things that “we can see.” (Created – and false –  images of Jesus, through religious organizations, through rituals, through a book such as “The Bible.”)

In my personal example, I have trained myself not to visual God and Christ as they are portrayed in art, film, literature, and religion. Those portrayals are false and they are “physical” and thus not spiritual.

I visualize God and Christ as invisible beings who are real. Thus, I am forced to worship what I cannot see (but know are real) through the “eyes of faith” thus on a spiritual level.

The new glorified body we will receive will not be the ones we currently possess. It will be different.

Keep in mind that angels, who are invisible, have bodies as well. But they are not flesh and blood.

So a body does not mean “flesh and blood.”

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Shaka Terry December 9, 2015 at 5:10 pm

So when we die now the next thing we expirence is the ressurection, we are then made perfect with glorified bodies which are spiritual bodies or physical.

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R. Jerome Harris December 14, 2015 at 10:04 am

That is correct. When The Most High God sent his Son into the world, it was for the purpose for presenting his perfect life so that ALL of mankind who ever existed would not perish (not die). (Read John 3:16). To perish and to die are two completely different things. To perish means to be destroyed for all time without hope of resurrection. It is like a piece of paper thrown into a fire; it ceases to exist. It cannot be paper again. To die (first death) means that all of mankind have the hope of the resurrection. (John 5:28-29)

What God gave the world of mankind when sending his Son was a FREE GIFT that mankind would not perish. A FREE GIFT implies nothing is asked of us in return for receiving that free gift. If anyone, thinks that they must accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, get baptized in water or some other ritual as a condition of receiving that free gift, then that gift would not be free.

In other words, Jesus Christ paid the price for ALL of mankind. ALL of mankind, since Adam to include Adam. This includes persons from all periods of human history and includes persons who preceded Jesus and never heard the name of Jesus, or the title of Christ or Messiah.

The next thing all persons who die can expect is to be resurrected from the dead, a second birth (born again from the dead). All persons will be resurrected during Christs 1000 reign as king over the earth. Remember, Christ promised a condemned man who was not his follower that he would be in that paradise.

At resurrection, we are not perfect, just changed. Our resurrected bodies will not have any sin in them. When we died, our sins died with us. Those sins were acquitted (Romans 6:7) Keep in mind that the wages that sin pays is death. Another way of putting it is that the payment of sin is death. Therefore, ones death is FULL payment for sin. So when we are resurrected, there is no sin in our new bodies. We are perfect only in body when resurrected. Mentally and spiritually, we will not be perfect.

It will take almost 1000 years for Christ to teach us to be perfect in mind and spirit. By the end of his kingdom, we will be perfect in all aspects. We will also KNOW God’s righteous and know good from bad. We will be without excuse should we sin at that time. Any sins we commit will be done with full knowledge of what we are doing.

At present, no one is perfect and any sin we commit is done because “We do not know what we are doing” and those sins will be forgiven.

In the future, after Christs 1000 year kingdom ends, we will know what we are doing and there cannot be anymore forgiveness of sin. The unforgiveable sin is ANY sin committed in those future days after Christs kingdom ends. Plus, Christ will no longer be king over us (his kingdom will end) and thus no longer mediator between us and God.

What we do not know is what our new bodies will look like. Will they be physical flesh and blood bodies or will they be like the bodies of angels (who are invisible and not flesh and blood).

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Shaka Terry December 14, 2015 at 10:29 am

Ok, so if we will be perfect physically, and we will rise without sin, after the 1000 year kingdom, we will be perfect in all aspects. So will it still be hard to withstand temptation, and executing the sin, or will we be at a point where it won't cross our minds unless we want it.

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R. Jerome Harris December 18, 2015 at 4:30 am

We will still possess free will. Meaning that we could still do what is bad in God’s Mind. The difference between then and now is that in those future days we will know that have disobeyed God after having had nearly 1000 years of instruction by Christ what is good and bad from God’s viewpoint..

Today everyone choses what is good and bad for himself. Religion attempts to define what is good and bad. Yet still, it all boils down to humans defining what is good and bad, not God.

In the future after the 1000 years we will not desire to do anything to displease God. It is only after Satan is released from the abyss after the 1000 years to deceive all of that future, will mankind do what is displeasing to God. 

Remember that Adam was a perfect man, yet in spite of that he knowingly disobeyed God and ate some of the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and bad that his wife gave him.

In the future after the 1000 years, God, not man, will be  the judge in determining the depth and seriousness of one’s knowing disobedience to him. Happily for us he is a just, merciful and loving God. Unlike the vindictive God people portrayed by religious organizations.

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