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The Mystery of Iniquity

Discussion in 'Unorthodox Doctrine Forum' started by Episkopos, Sep 30, 2018.

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    Episkopos Well-Known Member

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    I have posted this in a forum for the unorthodox doctrines...since I believe what orthodox has become has shifted 180 degrees from what it once was.And this over a great period of time...so slowly that few have even noticed it.

    With an open mind....good reading comprehension, and the help of God's Spirit...we can maybe move forward together into some kind of greater understanding.....of where the church is at presently.

    2 Thess. 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

    The power of delusion has always been at work. God has limited it's power so as to give His people a chance to learn and grow...and get a good testimony.

    But God is righteous....and He must let the full force of the devil's delusion test His people at some point.

    Just as a person who follows Christ will get more of the testing needed for a full maturity...as time goes on....so also historically the church must be tested into a bid for a full maturity...or a full failure.

    I believe we have reached that point. Paul warned us of this nearly 2,000 years ago.

    What is iniquity? It is a mixture of what is holy...with what is worldly and carnal...that twits the will of God into something that serves the will of the devil.

    The devil wants a say in the affairs of God...and he promotes his say through unsuspecting people.

    Why is it a mystery? Because people don't realize how easily they are fooled by the crafty one. The devil deceives the whole world....even the church to a large degree. He has his fingers everywhere.

    People can see the extremes...but are normally blind to their own deceptions.

    When we realize how God wants His church to be...and see what it has become...we can begin to see the problem.

    The devil divides and conquers. Just look at all the divisions. Just look at all the mixture.
     
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    Episkopos Well-Known Member

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    Failure in this life is not what it seems. A good business model stresses an early failure. (remember how the people of this workd are WISER in their own ways than God's people are in theirs)

    Why desire an early failure?

    Well...to not invest good money after bad. IOW...the more time we waste on a bad business model...the less money we will make in the good one. (I'm speaking as someone who thinks financial gain is important)

    So then failure is good...if it happens quickly. The quicker the better. Then, lesson learned, we can devote more time to what is the right way of doing things.


    So it is with spiritual progress.

    But believers don't usually understand this. Once embarked on a path...these will usually cling to it for their very lives (as if salvation depended on it).

    So then the churches are normally stuck....so much so that permanent divisions are instituted...called denominations. We this cycle both on the individual level...AND the corporate level (congregational).

    That this is a recipe for a permanent failure is lost on most people...especially church leaders.

    This becomes an open door for the devil to walk through. He causes partisan doctrines to be championed that divide people by how they came to know God. Did God call you a certain way?...well, that is the only way God does it...and to hell with everyone else (literally).

    So rather than growing in grace and the knowledge of God...people take a defensive stance on how they believe God works. (not realizing that God does many kinds of works.)

    So then ALL division within the body of Christ is the place of the devil's throne in this world.

    That is why we are to reject a divisive person after a few warnings. A little leaven leavens the whole batch.
     
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