Key Doctrinal Questions: "A Wrong Concept of God"?    To expand on that idea, Jesus Christ is God the Son, so doesn't it stand to reason that if one purportedly had a wrong concept of God, they could also have a wrong concept of God the Son, Jesus Christ?


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.  So, what of this oft repeated line and its accompanying teachings/doctrine(s) that so many christians suffer from "a wrong concept of God"?  What "concept" of God is decried as being "a wrong concept"?  What "concepts" are championed as being "right concepts"?  And what are the ramifications of these zealous attempts to "reeducate" "misguided" people to come to a new "understanding" of God?


First a review of concepts of God Almighty, God the Father.

"Wrong Concept" - Righteous Judge - Ooh, bad concept, very negative, scary, depressing, judgmental, harsh, severe, punitive, harmful, intimidating, fearful....  But, while recognizing that Almighty, All-wise, All-powerful, All-knowing, All-seeing...Holy God is the Ultimate Judge of all living and dead, is allegedly such a bad (if Biblically true!) concept; viewing worldly, sinful, blind, ignorant, unrighteous, corrupt, perverse, bribe-taking, and even evil judges in the world as benevolent, beneficient, kind, wise, and unerring...is purportedly good and beneficial [interesting concept!].

"Right Concept" - Loving Father - This reminds me of one of my mother's favorite truisms, i.e., "God is just like we are."  "God thinks just like we do."  Really?  Then He must be foolish, blind, ignorant, sinful...and make all kinds of mistakes, errors, blunders, and of course be inherently Sinful.   No, not those things, but what my mother means is that God feels just as we do about things, and believes just what we do about things.  Oh, then he would never send his only begotten son to lay down his life for sinful, ungrateful, wretched sinners.  Oops, do you see the gravity of the problems with this "right concept" of God?

We do not grasp what the Ultimate Loving Father is, nor how he thinks, feels, nor acts.  But in a "nutshell," the Loving Father God can be severe, harsh, stern, demanding...and he can permit his children to suffer enormously, his perspective is an eternal one, not a temporal one, God's perspective is a long-run one, not a short-run view, but carnal, foolish, sinful, rebellious man does not begin to fully comprehend the Holy Father God, at the very best we barely begin to comprehend him and view him through a glass darkly, very darkly!

"Right Concept" - Best Friend - Oh yes, everyone's favorite right concept of all, you know, good buddy, ol' pal, best friend, bud....  So, the Creator is buddies with his creation.  To attempt to make God Almighty a peer and a contemporary of sinful man is beyond pathetically bizarre and utterly idiotic, it is disgracefully, shamefully, inexcusably, criminally irresponsible, it is blasphemous and an outrageously, recklessly dangerous heresy to teach christians, especially babes in the Lord.  The teachers of such evil will suffer at the Lord's hand for their poisoning of the Lord's precious blood-bought lambs & sheep!


Now for concepts of the Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son.

Before mentioning concepts which typically pervade christian churches, permit me to touch upon concepts of Jesus typically put forth by wolves in sheep's clothing for the world to ingest.  Thanks to the propaganda generated by servants of the anti-god, anti-christ, many people refer to Jesus being "a good man," "a great teacher," "a humanitarian,"...but utterly reject him for whom He claimed to be, the Son of God; the obvious problem with this is that if Jesus was not whom He said He was, then He was a liar, and a deceiver...rather than "a good man," "a great teacher," "a humanitarian."  But if those lies aren't enough, there are also the heretical teachings that Jesus was the fornicator Jesus - Have you seen or heard that Jesus purportedly was sexually living with a Mary?  Or that Jesus was polygamist Jesus - Have you heard that Jesus had a little harem?  No wonder he was a Happy Jesus.  Or that Jesus was "gay!" - the sodomite Jesus, along with all of his apostles! and many disciples.  And these last three perverse slanders of Jesus can be found in the vilest of the apostate churches in America.   The truth of who Jesus was and is, was and is borne out by myriad messianic prophecies in the Old Testament; the sinless life He lived; the miraculous works He did, which no man did; the events at His death; His resurrection from the dead; and His bodily ascension into heaven as witnessed to by over 500 people.

The concepts listed immediately below are identical to those listed for God the Father, because God the Son, Jesus, is in full agreement with God the Father.  Following will be several concepts specific to the Lord Jesus (as time permits, they will be discussed in greater length on separate pages).

"Wrong Concept" - Righteous Judge - Ooh, bad concept, very negative, scary, depressing, judgmental, harsh, severe, punitive, harmful, intimidating, fearful....  But, while recognizing that Almighty, All-wise, All-powerful, All-knowing, All-seeing...Holy God is the Ultimate Judge of all living and dead, is allegedly such a bad (if Biblically true!) concept; viewing worldly, sinful, blind, ignorant, unrighteous, corrupt, perverse, bribe-taking, and even evil judges in the world as benevolent, beneficent, kind, wise, and unerring...is purportedly good and beneficial [interesting concept!].

"Right Concept" - Loving Father - This reminds me of one of my mother's favorite truisms, i.e., "God is just like we are."  "God thinks just like we do."  Really?  Then He must be foolish, blind, ignorant, sinful...and make all kinds of mistakes, errors, blunders, and of course be inherently Sinful.   No, not those things, but what my mother means is that God feels just as we do about things, and believes just what we do about things.  Oh, then he would never send his only begotten son to lay down his life for sinful, ungrateful, wretched sinners.  Oops, do you see the gravity of the problems with this "right concept" of God?

We do not grasp what the Ultimate Loving Father is, nor how he thinks, feels, nor acts.  But in a "nutshell," the Loving Father God can be severe, harsh, stern, demanding...and he can permit his children to suffer enormously, his perspective is an eternal one, not a temporal one, God's perspective is a long-run one, not a short-run view, but carnal, foolish, sinful, rebellious man does not begin to fully comprehend the Holy Father God, at the very best we barely begin to comprehend him and view him through a glass darkly, very darkly!

"Right Concept" - Best Friend - Oh yes, everyone's favorite right concept of all, you know, good buddy, ol' pal, best friend, bud....  So, the Creator is buddies with his creation.  To attempt to make God Almighty a peer and a contemporary of sinful man is beyond pathetically bizarre and utterly idiotic, it is disgracefully, shamefully, inexcusably, criminally irresponsible, it is blasphemous and an outrageously, recklessly dangerous heresy to teach christians, especially babes in the Lord.  The teachers of such evil will suffer at the Lord's hand for their poisoning of the Lord's precious blood-bought lambs & sheep!

"Wrong Concept" - Longsuffering Son of Man - Very bad concept, extremely negative, miserably depressing, wrong, wrong, wrong.

"Wrong Concept" - Controversial, Confrontational Prophet/Priest - Worst concept yet.  Very harmful concept.  What could possibly be more counterproductive?  How can you begin to "win" people over by condemning them, especially the leaders and VIPs?    

"Right Concept" - Popular Jesus - Everybody's favorite Jesus, crowd-pleaser Jesus.

"Right Concept" - Happy Jesus - Oh yes, Jesus was always happy, happy, happy, never a frown crossed his face, never a line creased his forehead, he was as jovial as the jolliest Santa anyone has ever seen, or was he?

"Right Concept" - Funny Jesus - Oh yes, Jesus always had a joke handy for every occasion, funny man that Jesus, the class clown, ha ha ha.

"Right Concept" - Milksop Jesus - Not an effeminate man, nor a metro-sexual ahead of his time, just a weak, weak excuse of a man.

"Right Concept" - Swishy Jesus - The most insecure woman never had reason to fear this Jesus; if they had hairdressers in his day he could have been one.  This explains why he wasn't married by the age of 33 years.

"Right Concept" - Rich Jesus - The girls would have loved this Jesus, far from being the destitute Jesus, he would have been an extremely good provider.

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And again, in the vilest of the apostate churches in America, the following perverse slanders and character assassinations of Jesus can be found:

"Right Concept" - Fornicator Jesus - Haven't you seen or heard that Jesus purportedly was sexually living with a Mary?

"Right Concept" - Polygamist Jesus - Haven't you heard that Jesus had a little harem?  No wonder he was a Happy Jesus.

"Right Concept" - Sodomite Jesus - Haven't you heard that Jesus and his apostles and many of his disciples were "gay"?!

Fools can believe whatever they care to, the Lord will permit them to, but what a pity that Satan and his minions daily succeed in persuading sinful fools into believing the most outrageous lies about Jesus, which they are only too willing to believe (because they prefer to believe that Jesus was dishonest, deceptive, deceitful, immoral, perverse....).

Now, more problematic "concepts" of Jesus.

The church in the USA of Today is awash with the teaching that Jesus is all love, all mercy, all forgiveness to all; all grace and no judgment; but this is a false characterization of Jesus the Christ as scripture attests.

To have any understanding of what Jesus is like, you have to have an understanding of what God the Father is like, because Jesus the Son and God the Father are in perfect agreement!

Luke 19:11-27

"And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.  He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.  And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.  But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.  And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.  Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.  And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.  And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.  And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.  And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.  And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant.  Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow: Wherefore  then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?  And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.  (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)  For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.  But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me."

Luke 19:37-48

"And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.  And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.  And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.  And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it.  Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.  For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side.  And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.  And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought; Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.  And he taught daily in the temple.  But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him.  And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him."

Luke 20:9-20

"Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time.  And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.  And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shame fully, and sent him away empty.  And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out.  Then said the lord of the vineyard.  What shall I do?  I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.  But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.  So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him.  What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them?  He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to other.  And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.  And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?  Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.  And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him: and they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.  And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor."

Luke 21:5-6 & 21:20-24

"And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said, As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down."

"And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.  Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.  For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.  But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.  And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled."

In each and every example shown here the people who have wickedly rebelled against God and His Christ are destroyed!  Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth...is the one who taught this and preached this to the Jews while he walked among them; and instead of the Jewish leaders repenting and submitting themselves to Jesus Christ they rebelled against him, conspired against him, sought to have him murdered, and of course (when God the Father and Christ Jesus allowed it to happen) ultimately did have Jesus murdered!

During the reign of the Roman Empire, when a Roman ambassador came to a king who was not allied to the Empire, he would ask, "Will you have peace with Rome or not?"  If the king asked for time to think it over, the ambassador with his rod would draw a ring around the king, and say, "You must decide before you step out of that circle; for if you do not say 'peace' before you cross the line, Rome will crush you with her armies."

But while the Jewish leaders and those they led, and foolish, sinful people in general will out of fear obey and submit to seemingly great military force such as that wielded by the Romans, they will not submit to nor obey God the Father and Christ Jesus his only begotten son, though they possess all the force, all the might throughout all creation!

The more things change, the more they remain the same; as it was then, so it is now, and so it will be; Christ's words have been fulfilled, but there is much more fulfillment to come, in the near future!


Malachi 4:1-3

"For behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven: and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. 

"But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.  And ye shall tread down the wicked: for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts."  [This prophecy has not yet been fulfilled.]

Malachi 4:4-6

"Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

"Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse."

Therefore, no matter how bad it gets and for how long a duration it persists, in the "long run" if you do not forsake God but remain true to Him, even though you may die in your seeming forsakenness by Him, you will experience restoration from Him and blessing for evermore.  If you are anything like me, this is miserably poor comfort now, but it is true nonetheless, and after the suffering is past it will provide enduring comfort, so please do not lose sight of it, lest you lose heart, reject God, and suffer true enduring rejection by Him, resulting in eternal suffering.

[Matthew 11:9-15

"But what went you out for to see?  A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.  But what went ye out for to see?  A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.  For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

"Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

"And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.  For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.  And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to comeHe that hath ears to hear, let him hear."

Matthew 17:10-13

"And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that, Elias must first come?  And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.  But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed, Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.  Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist."]


  Matthew 13:24-53

"Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.  But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

"So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence than hath it tares?  He said unto them, An enemy hath done this.  The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?  But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 

"Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

"Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

"Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

"All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

"Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house; and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

"He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

"As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.  The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

"Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their FatherWho hath ears to hear, let him hear.  [Jesus said this to his disciples, his apostles!]

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad awaySo shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

"Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things?  They say unto him, Yea, Lord.  Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder; which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.  And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence." 

Matthew 15:7-9

"Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from meBut in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."

Matthew 16:6&12

"Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

"Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees."

Matthew 16:27&28

"For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.  Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom."

Matthew 21:33-44

"Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. 

"And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.  Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.

"But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

"But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.  And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.

"When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?

"They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

"Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyesTherefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereofAnd whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder."

Matthew 22:1-14

"And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.

"Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.

"But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.

"But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.  Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.  Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.

"So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

"And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment?  And he was speechless.  Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  For many are called, but few are chosen."

Matthew 22:41-45

"While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he?  They say unto him, The Son of David.

"He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand till I make thine enemies thy footstool?

"If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?"

Matthew 24:1-51

"And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.  And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

"And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

"And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.  And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye  be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

"For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.  All these are the beginning of sorrows.  Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.  And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.  And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.  And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

"When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to taken any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.  And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!  But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.  And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

"Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.  For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.  

"Behold, I have told you before.  Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.  For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.  

"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.  And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect form the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

"Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.  Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

"But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.  But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark.  And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

"Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.  Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.  Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.  But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.  Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

"Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?  Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.  Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.  But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." 

Matthew 25:1-13

"Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.  And five of them were wise, and five were foolishThey that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.  While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.  And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.  Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.  And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone outBut the wise answered, saying, Not so: lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

"And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.  Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to usBut he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.  Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh."

Matthew 25:14-30

"For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.  And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.  Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.  And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.  But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.

"After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.  And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.  His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

"He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.  His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

"Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.  His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.  

"Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.  For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.  And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

Matthew 25:31-46

"When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

"Then shall the righteous  answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirst, and gave thee drink?  When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?  Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

"And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.  Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

"Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?  Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.  And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal."

Matthew 26:63,64

"But Jesus held his peace.  And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.

"Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven."

Matthew 28:18-20

"And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.  Amen."


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  Observations, Synthesis, Thoughts, & Conclusions regarding a true understanding of God the Son, Jesus Christ

A great many ministers find it personally advantageous to communicate a "gospel" which is as inoffensive as possible, this requires altering God's Word by means of using omission and employing "poetic license," to render God's Word as pleasant and pleasing to as wide an audience as possible.  But while no one may actively persecute these "ministers," one day these "ministers" will have reason to regret their expedient, pragmatic, worldly decisions and actions, for God does not change, He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Jesus Christ knew God the Father better than anyone else ever has, and He made mention repeatedly of the judgment of God that would befall those persons who would not repent of their sins, seek the Lord, and obey Him, for instance in parables in Matthew 21 & 22 (which are included in the scriptures listed above):

Matthew 21:33-44

"Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. 

"And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.  Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.

"But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

"But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.  And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.

"When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?

"They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

"Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyesTherefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.  And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder."



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