Monday, 3 March 2014

An examination of "THE PROPHECY OF GOOD AGAINST EVIL": Expose of Maestro Erano M Evangelista 7

Here we go folks, more arguments to address. Shall we continue to annihilate them?
""The condition given to Jesus was the same given to Eve, to overturn God's commandment. In the Garden, there was only one commandment, but in Jesus' case the Ten Commandments are already established. This is the condition given to turn over the Ten Commandments of God in his time. So when Jesus broke and reduced the Ten Commandments into two, he ultimately got what the Devil promised him. Instead of remaining faithful to God, He followed and obeyed the Devil."

If Erano is speaking on the subject of Mark 12:29, which is what he is referring to, Jesus is not reducing the commandments, he is saying that the Law and the Prophets are summed up with two commandments. As to whether Gentiles are under the Mosaic Law, that's another topic I have already addressed: http://answering-judaism.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/observance-of-torah-demanded-of-gentiles.html

   "Maestro Evangelista asks: Who is the heir of the father? The son. This is the reason that in the New Testament the identity of the "Father," whom Jesus alludes to in his teachings, cannot be established anymore.

   Let us start to discover the true identity of the “Father” that Jesus refers to in the New Testament:
So the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this,
"Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust
all the days of your life.
And I will put enmity between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel."
Genesis 3:14-15 (NIV)
   The prophecy speaks of an offspring of the serpent and the offspring of the woman, not an offspring or "son of God." Jesus did receive the power and authority promised by the Devil, now, whose son or "offspring" is Jesus? The Devil's!

   This is the revelation that God wants to give to all men; that Jesus failed in his mission and that the struggle between the offspring of the serpent and the offspring of the woman is still on."

Jesus is not the offspring of the Devil, He is the unique Son of God, but not a by product of intercourse. The context of Genesis 3:15 refers to Jesus, being the offspring of the woman, who shall CRUSH Satan and bruise him.

   "Did Jesus inherit the power of the “the serpent” or the Devil? Yes.

   The religions always say that when bad things happen in our lives we should blame it on the “the serpent” or the Devil. Let us read about what Jesus has to say:
"I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!
But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is completed!
Luke 12:49-50 (NIV)
   Jesus brought the troubles in the world, it is no longer Satan! For the last two thousand years, history shows us that it is so.

The fire in question is the judgement and wrath of God for disobedience. Our sin resulted in suffering and death existing. Both God and Satan can be responsible for suffering in a given context. Suffering for rightousness God can use to bring Christians closer to him and to build and fortify them and in the book of Job, he allows Satan to bring Job to ruin and Job remains faithful despite the trials he endures. Satan can't touch a human being who belongs to God unless God allows him to and God sets the limits.

Other causes of suffering can be due to Satan and his demons shooting his fiery darts to attempt to demoralise us, to tempt us or other things.

Suffering can also be a judgement upon people who refuse to repent and thus suffer a grievous chastisement, or suffering can simply be a result of human's depraved nature and corrupt image.

Suffering happens for many reasons, but it ultimately exists because we live in a fallen world and we need God's grace.

    The religions will continue to say, "Jesus brought peace to the world!" Let us ask Jesus if he really did bring peace to the world?
Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."
Luke 12:51-53 (NIV)
   If what Jesus said is different from the teachings of the religions, who is telling the truth? Who is deceiving the people of the world?"""

The objection regarding Jesus brining peace is already answered here: http://answering-judaism.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/how-erano-evangelista-deceived-humanity.html

" Now let us again read regarding the identity of the serpent:
The great dragon was hurled down - that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
Revelation 12:9 (NIV)
   It is now clear, the reason why the Deceiver has been successful in deceiving the people of the world in the course of history is through its ability to change its form. With the coming of “the foreigner," the deceiver will be exposed; the people of the world will be able to know its various forms of deception. 

   Now the last to be revealed by “the foreigner” are the "angels of Satan." 
The word angel or Angelos means messenger, in Hebrew it is Malak or Malach. The angels of Satan in the context of Revelation 12:9 do not refer to ordinary men, but rather they refer to the angels who betrayed YHWH and pledged themselves to Satan. These are not human emissaries in the context.

   For us to trace the identity of the "angels” of Satan we should know to whom Jesus transferred his power and authority that he received from the Devil/Satan:
When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and
authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent 
them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
Luke 9:1-2 (NIV)
   Jesus before he died did transfer his power and authority to his apostles. In what way? 

   Maestro Evangelista asks: Do you hear or know of a religion or a church that does not practice healing by invoking the name of Jesus and of the preaching of the kingdom of God? None. They all practice healing and driving out of demons and most of all, preaching the kingdom of god that is not known. 

   Maestro Evangelista says, if the religions do preach of a kingdom of god; what is the Name of God? They don't know, they will substitute others names and the name of Jesus. That is why the promised kingdom of god the religions preach is the kingdom of a god that is unknown. Thus, the world is cursed."

Jesus did not receive his power from Satan, On the contrary it came from God and he enabled them to do miracles by the spirit, though the indwelling of the Spirit had not yet taken place until Pentecost. Miracles do not happen as often as they did in the apostolic age, but are a rarity indeed. The name issue I have already covered in another article so I needn't repeat myself here: http://answering-judaism.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/an-examination-of-prophecy-of-good_28.html

"We always read about the "father" whom Jesus called in the Gospels of the New Testament in the Holy Bible, who is he?
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
John 8:44 (NIV)
"father" - as it was prophesied in Genesis 3:14-15, since the serpent really can't have a son, so whoever comes under the serpent's control will be considered its son! 

   This is the time Jesus rebuked his people, but in time when he became an instrument of the Devil, he lied to his people. He did not fulfill his mission, instead deceived his people in committing more sin. 

   Jesus also refers to the Devil as "father", and if he did call to a "father" in the New Testament, it would mean that Jesus came under the control of the Devil! 

   Though God is referred also as “father” in the New Testament, but the way Jesus overturned God’s teaching and always being intimate with a “father,” then the “father” he alludes to is not God anymore. 

   How can God be pleased with Jesus if he overturned all of the teachings and the Commandments!

Who is the “father” of Jesus then? You know the answer. "

Jesus calling God the Father and Satan a father are two different contexts. Just because he says to some of the Jews their father was the devil, that doesn't mean that his Father in heaven is the Devil, that's is an abuse of the text and eisegetical. Also, with respect to the subject of commandments, Jesus didn't abolish them, he fulfilled them. Certain commands are not carried out since they were fulfilled or were pointing to Christ, I talk about this in various articles, Here's two in partcular:

http://answering-judaism.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/observance-of-torah-demanded-of-gentiles.html

http://answering-judaism.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/examination-of-some-arguments-raised-by.html

Furthermore, the same NT which Erano quotes, at Jesus' baptism what does God the Father, not Satan say? This is my beloved Son, with him I AM WELL PLEASED.

When will the struggle end?
A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, 
with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 
She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.
Revelation 12:1-2 (NIV)
“woman” - this represents the new people of God. 

   This is not Jesus’ mother. Jesus has died by the time this prophecy was given and it mentions of a birth, he will not be the one to fulfill it. The woman will represent the new people or nation of God.
Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon 
with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads.
Revelation 12:3 (NIV)
"dragon" – Maestro Evangelista says, the dragon/serpent is still mentioned in the Book of Revelation, and it would mean that the struggle that started in the Garden of Eden in the book of Genesis is still going on. It has not yet been settled.
His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. 
The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, 
so that he might devour her child the moment it was born. 
Revelation 12:4 (NIV)

Revelation is a vision of what will happen in the future, the conflict with Satan hasn't been finished, but the atonement has and through Jesus we can be set free from the Devil himself. As to who the woman is, The woman is actually the church in context and later on it talks about her offspring having war waged against them by the serpent, and the offspring are also those who, believe in Jesus. In the book of Revelation, Satan is trying to destroy the church and God is preserving them, not by the rapture since the rapture comes after the tribulation but nevertheless preserving them. However the rapture is another topic which I have written on else where and need not go into detail here.

   The first symbolic child of the woman was Jesus, but he was defeated or “struck at the heel" by “the serpent” or the Devil – Genesis 3:14-15.
She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with 
an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.
Revelation 12:5 (NIV)
   Now, the prophecy mentions of a birth of a new child who has come. What will happen to “the dragon” or “the serpent?”
Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! 
But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! 
He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short."
Revelation 12:12 (NIV)
   Who deceived Jesus? The Devil/Serpent. 

   Jesus admitted already that he failed in his mission and he was the one who brought division in his time, and caused a lot of trouble in the world. When he died, his apostles took over his work of division and continued the great deception in their time. When all of the apostles died, the religions and the churches took over from them and continued to spread the deception to every nation in the world. They are the “angels of Satan!" 

   The offspring of the woman promised in the Garden of Eden became the offspring of the serpent! 

   Who will stand as the symbolic offspring of the woman in his place? The child that was born, symbolically in the Book of the Revelation!

Let us actually read the sections that Erano failed to mention:

"13 When the dragon saw that he had been 9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:

“Now have come the salvation and the power
    and the kingdom of our God,
    and the authority of his Messiah.
For the accuser of our brothers and sisters,
    who accuses them before our God day and night,
    has been hurled down.
11 They triumphed over him
    by the blood of the Lamb
    and by the word of their testimony;
they did not love their lives so much
    as to shrink from death.
12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens
    and you who dwell in them!
But woe to the earth and the sea,
    because the devil has gone down to you!
He is filled with fury,
    because he knows that his time is short.”
13 When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. 14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach. 15 Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent. 16 But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17 Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring—those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus."

Notice what Erano fails to quote to his audience to deceive them, the one who rescues the church from Satan is Jesus Christ and that the church has triumphed as a result of Jesus vicarious death. Why on earth is Jesus protecting his church FROM Satan, when Erano claims Jesus was deceived by Satan and used by him to bring deception to the Earth? Quite simple, Erano is picking and choosing what fits his theology rather than allow the text to speak for itself. If he allowed the text to be the text, it would expose him as a false prophet mishandling the scripture and those who mishandle the word of God should expect judgement if there is no repentance.

Also, Let's actually read Genesis 3:14-15 AGAIN.

"14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,

“Cursed are you above all livestock
    and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
    and you will eat dust
    all the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity
    between you and the woman,
    and between your offspring[a] and hers;
he will crush[b] your head,
    and you will strike his heel.”"

This is God's judgement on Satan, Jesus is not the one being crushed, he is the one administering the crush to Satan.

Who is this "child" with an "iron scepter?" 

   Maestro EraƱo M. Evangelista will show us:
Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? 
The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together 
against the LORD and against his Anointed One. 
"Let us break their chains," they say, "and throw off their fetters." 
Psalm 2:1-3 (NIV)
   A time will come when the religions will go against the teaching brought by the "child” or “the foreigner,” because it is the truth. The teachings will destroy them! 
The prophecy
   What will God say?
The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. 
Then he rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, 
saying, "I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill." 
I will proclaim the decree of the LORD: 
He said to me, "You are my Son; 
today I have become your Father. 
Psalm 2:4-7 (NIV)
   The religions and the people of the world will finally understand that God has indeed sent this prophet to speak in His behalf. 

   Maestro adds: Jesus, even before he was born, the sign has been given for hundreds of years pointing to him as the anointed one of God. In the case of Maestro, he did not have any sign that would point to him directly, since out of the six billion people of the world, he is the only one who can deliver God's true message. This happened on July 16, 1990. 

   What did God say?
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, 
the ends of the earth your possession. 
You will rule them with an iron scepter; 
you will dash them to pieces like pottery." 
Psalm 2:8-9 (NIV)
   The whole world will be given as an inheritance by God. If they will return to God, the Return to the Garden of Eden is inevitable! This will be our blessing from God: Peace in the world. 

What is God’s advice?
Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. 
Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way, 
for his wrath can flare up in a moment. 
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
Psalm 2:10-12 (NIV)
"Serve the LORD with fear" - here, Maestro says, we will praise God and serve Him by obeying His commandments and paying respect to His prophet - the man, to whom God placed His Word in his mouth, 

   He will show us the way to the true God and the path that leads back to the Garden of Eden. 

   With the coming of “the foreigner” of God, the great deceptions of the religions have reached its summit; the time of its fall is coming. 

Psalm 2 in it's historical context is referring to David, but in it's Messianic application, It is referring to Jesus Christ. The people are beginning their advance on the Anointed King and are slandering him and God and are willing to fight against him. The world after the Messiah's victory is handed over to him and he retains eternal dominion over all the earth and have absolute control. Jesus rules and reigns over the entire earth and will sit on David's throne in accordance with 2 Samuel 7. Anyone who refuses to serve the Messiah will be judged and thrown into the Lake of Fire forever.

   "We have read that the teachings are taken directly from the Holy Bible, and no man is able to deliver this kind of teaching unless he is directly inspired by God, the Almighty. This will finally end the deception by the religions and wake the people of the world from their deep sleep with the religions! 

   Who’s lying to the people of the world? The Holy Bible or the religions? 

   This is the time when the people of the world will realize that they have been deceived"

Neither the true church, nor the Bible are lying, Erano hasn't considered a third option, himself. He is the one of many Anti-Christs deceiving the church and trying lead people away from the knowledge of the truth.

That's it for this article. More articles refuting Erano may be conducted if it is in the Lord's will for me to do so.

I hope these are articles have been a blessing and I thank you for taking the time to read.

Answering Judaism.

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