Testing the Spirits

Posted: June 27, 2010 in 1 John

1 John 3:24-4:6, “Testing the Spirits”
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[James Bond – code words for identification] Basically, these were tests for knowing who was who…what side they were on in the Cold War. As believers, we are engaged in a much greater battle – and with all the various teachers out there, we need to know who’s who!

As we’ve seen in 1 John, we are also given tests regarding our salvation. There had been an influx of false teachers in the church to which John was writing, and he gave the people there several ways of knowing if (1) the teachers they heard were truly saved, and (2) if the hearers themselves were saved.

Keep in mind, the apostle John does not give these tests to keep us navel-gazing & always doubting whether or not we’re saved. Some read this book & despair thinking they can never know…but that’s exactly the opposite of why this was written! God is so good in that we have wonderful assurance of our faith! We CAN know if we’re saved – there are certain hallmarks of born-again believers in Christ, and even where there are bumps along the way, we can look at the work God has done in our lives & have a steadfast assurance that we do indeed belong to Jesus!

Several tests were given so far in Ch 3:
A. Practice righteousness rather than practice sin (vs. 4-9)…
B. Love our brother rather than hate him (vs. 10-15) …
C. Internal assurance of our heart as we keep the commandment to believe upon Jesus Christ (vs. 16-23)…

As John closes out Ch 3 & starts Ch 4, he gives us one more test of assurance: we can know that we know the Spirit of God through the confession we give through our mouth. What is the doctrine we believe? What we believe about Jesus will confirm which spirit we are most influenced by: the spirit of truth or the spirit of error.

1 John 3:24-4:6 (NKJV)
24 Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.

A. John references this concept of “abiding” a lot in this letter – 21 times! Recall this is the idea of “dwelling…making one’s home.” We don’t abide with casual acquaintances; we abide with close family. As we dwell with our spouses & children – that’s the sort of familiarity we are to have with God Almighty. We are to abide with Him. We dwell in His presence – we reside in intimate relationship with Christ.

B. We abide in God; God abides in us. Abide in Jesus or the Father? Yes. Jesus explicitly told us that He is the Vine, we are the branches, and that we abide in Him (John 15:4-7). Contextually, vs. 24 could be a more direct reference to the Father. John uses the names of God the Father & God the Son almost interchangeably throughout his letter. Either way, we abide in God & God abides in us. What a thought! []

C. Not only are we told that the eternal God abides in us, we can “know that He abides in us.” We can have a grand assurance of our eternal salvation. We can have grand assurance of relationship with Christ. …. HOW do we know? Through the Holy Spirit. He is our seal of salvation (Eph 1:13) – our guarantee/down-payment on eternity (2 Cor 5:5)! When the Holy Spirit of God indwells a person who professes Jesus Christ as Savior & Lord, that person can be assured that they have been born of the Spirit & have been given everlasting life. That which is born of the flesh is flesh & that which is born of the Spirit is spirit (Jn 3:6). Through Him, we can know that we know that we are saved!

a. Note: the Spirit is “given” to us. Not that we somehow “possess” or “own” the Spirit (perish the thought!), but that He personally indwells us & has been personally sent by Jesus to the Church.

D. Who gives the Spirit – the Father or the Son? Context here suggest that it is the Father (note vs. 23, “His son Jesus Christ”…His = God the Father). Yet elsewhere in the NT, we see that it is plainly Jesus who sends the Spirit. (Jesus sends “the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father” – John 15:26. The Spirit is the “Spirit of God [and the] Spirit of Christ” – Rom 8:9. ) Does it matter? Yes! Goes to the very nature of the Godhead. Every Person within the Godhead is absolutely equal with the other (Father, Son, Holy Spirit). They may have different roles & demonstrate a willing order within the Godhead, but all three Persons (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) are absolutely equal in power & character. The Son is not less than the Father, nor the Spirit less than the Son – thus the Spirit proceeds from both the Father AND the Son.

a. “That’s a lot of theology. Does it matter outside of an ivory tower of a seminary?” Sure – this goes to the heart of WHO it is we worship. When we worship the Lord Jesus Christ, He is in no way less than fully God. It was GOD who died on the Cross for your sins & GOD who rose from the grave in victory. Only eternal GOD could pay the price for you & only GOD could grant you everlasting life. I’d say it matters.

4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

A. We’re told that we can know by the Spirit. If we “know,” this means we can know that we “know.” … IOW, this isn’t some subjective willy-nilly experience… HOW do we know? Simple: by testing the spirits. Keep in mind that ANYone can say ANYthing about ANY story. If we took mere testimonies from random people as proof of spiritual things, we’d have to accept stories about feeling ‘warmed over’ when listening to the Book of Mormon – about hearing from angels to kick people in the stomach to heal them of disease – about the Holy Spirit possessing people to roar like lions, etc. These things are blatantly false & unscriptural. How do we distinguish between the false testimony & the true? By testing the spirits – by looking deeper into the testimonies that people bring to the table regarding their ‘spiritual’ experiences.

a. Paul told us the same thing regarding prophecy. There’s a way to know whether or not prophecies are of God – judge them! (1 Cor 14:29) More to the point, look for what they say about Jesus: 1 Corinthians 12:3 Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. [] John says as much in vs. 2…

B. In Ch 3:20, John told us to use our own hearts as assurance of being in the truth – but we’ve got to rely on something greater than our hearts. Just like our hearts can be deceptive (Jer 17:9), the spirits can be deceptive. Spirits could be “of God,” or they could be of the world. Those spirits who serve Satan have a singular intent to deceive & to populate Hell with as many of God’s creation as possible. And these spirits influence human teachers every day. Want proof? Just look at all the “false prophets” already in the world. Greek is literally “pseudo-prophets.” They pretend to be prophets of God (i.e. Joseph Smith, Mohammed, Sun Myung Moon, Jim Jones, etc.), but they are merely pretenders. Like a child playing dress-up, these are pretenders playing “prophet.” We need to test them! … So how DO we test the spirits? See vs 2…

2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,

A. How do we test whether or not the Spirit we have been given is the Holy Spirit? By our confession. [] BTW – to “confess” something isn’t merely to mouth certain words & repeat certain phrases. The idea here is one of “common ongoing agreement” – that we would say the same thing together, because we truly believe it. To confess that “Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God” is to agree with Paul that “if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Rom 10:9). You understand it intellectually (with your mind) – you believe it fervently (with your heart) – you confess it publically (with your mouth). The person that truly confesses Jesus is the Christ, God in the flesh can be trusted to have the “Spirit of God”…because the only Spirit that can make that honest confession is the Holy Spirit!

a. Underscores the fact that doctrine is important! We’ve seen that our deeds are important throughout 1 John (practicing righteousness – Ch 3:7, laying our lives down for the brethren – Ch 3:16, loving one another – Ch 3:23)… Doctrine is just as important.

B. What is it that we must confess for the Spirit within us to be the Holy Spirit?

a. Jesus is the Christ – “Jesus Christ.” Part of the heresy that John had encountered in the church he was writing to is that certain teachers claimed that the “human” nature of Jesus & the “divine” nature of the Christ were absolutely separate…that the Christ somehow indwelt Jesus-the-man for a time starting at His baptism & then left Him at the crucifixion. The man we know as “Jesus of Nazareth” was just a normal human, blessed to have been one with the Divine “Christ” for just a period of time. John (and the rest of the NT) states that this is absolutely wrong! Jesus is at the same time 100% human & 100% divine. There is no separation between Jesus & the Christ; He is simply “Jesus Christ” = “Jesus, the anointed one of God.” Jesus IS Christ.

i. We still see this heresy proclaimed today. Whole liberal academic groups look for the so-called “historical Jesus of Nazareth,” in an attempt to strip Jesus of any historical link to His divinity. Not only is this theological heresy, it is academic & historical malpractice & wrongheadedness. If Jesus is any less than simply the Christ, than Jesus cannot save. If Jesus cannot save, than He was a lunatic or a liar – neither of which is worth paying attention to. On the contrary, Jesus IS the Christ, and He has absolute power to pay for our sin at the cross & grant us life in His resurrection! We don’t follow a historical-nothing; we follow the Risen Christ Jesus!

b. Jesus came in the flesh. This was another aspect of the heresy encountered by John – certain Gnostic groups claimed that since the flesh was inherently evil, that Jesus never truly came in the flesh. He was more of a spirit being that dwelt among the people. Not true! The eternal Word of God (Jesus Christ) put on flesh & dwelt among us! Only a physical sacrifice on a physical cross could pay for our sins, because without the shedding of blood there is no remission (Heb 9:22). The Lord Jesus shed literal blood for you & for me because He became literal flesh & bone.

i. The theological term for this is “incarnation.” It’s an amazing thing that eternal infinite God would put on limiting flesh to dwell among His creation. [] Yet that’s exactly what Jesus did in His great love for us & to show forth the glory of God.

c. Jesus is of God – Jesus IS God. Just as people attempt to deny the humanity of Jesus, they attempt to deny His deity. Virtually every Christian cult starts with an attempt to downgrade Jesus from the Godhead. They’ll claim He was a good prophet…that He was “like God”…that He was an angel…or more. But these cults always stop short from saying that Jesus was none other than the unique Creator God. Yet that is exactly what Jesus IS. … Jesus came from God & Jesus IS God. That may be tough for our limited brains to comprehend, but this is exactly the truth. …

C. So is this it? Is this all the essential doctrine? Not necessarily, but it’s a good start. We also must believe in the crucifixion & resurrection… (Must believe in the atonement) These are the essentials.

a. Other doctrine is important, though not necessarily essential… Ideally, the important AND the essential line up. Either way, the point is clear: listen to teachers with discernment. Just because someone has a book or radio ministry does not mean that he/she is a Christian. Just because someone is a capable speaker does not make them a credible teacher. What do they say about Jesus? Do they present an accurate gospel & the true Christ?

3 and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.

A. The opposite is true as well. If confessing that ‘Jesus is the Christ come in the flesh as God of true God’ is the way to test whether or not we are born of the Holy Spirit – what does that say to those who do NOT confess this?

a. They are “not of God”: There is no way that someone truly of God would not confess Jesus Christ as Lord & Savior. Someone who has been born of the Holy Spirit would only naturally recognize Jesus (His sheep hear His voice, and follow Him – Jn 10:27). Again, they may be a charismatic preacher & a wonderful orator, but they are certainly not a Godly teacher.

b. If they are not of God, then there’s only one option: They are “of the Antichrist.” John will say the same thing in his 2nd letter – a teacher who does not confess Jesus “is a deceiver and an antichrist” (2 John 7). [Antichrist vs. antichrist] This spirit is already in the world. Beware! The Antichrist is of the Devil & like the Devil, he comes to deceive! []

B. “Doesn’t this seem rather stark? Why does the Bible get so black/white on the issue?” Yes – it IS stark. But we need to remember a few things:

a. There simply is no more important question to answer. The confession of Jesus as the Christ, the Incarnate Son of God is at the very foundation of Christianity. If someone does not believe this truth, they cannot repent & trust God for salvation…thus they face an eternal future in an eternal Hell. We cannot ignore Jesus; we MUST deal with Him & we MUST see Him for who He truly is.

b. There are many deceptions already in the world today. Many cults & religions attempt to paint the Lord Jesus as a being less than fully God.

i. Jehovah’s Witnesses: teach that Jesus is simply a created being – that He was the Archangel Michael, but not God Almighty.

ii. Mormonism: teaches that Jesus was the 1st born of God, but that He was actually the brother of Lucifer. All humanity was pre-existent & we can all be like Jesus & attain to the same level of godhood.

iii. Islam: teaches that Jesus was a sinless prophet, but not the Son of God. To Muslims, Jesus was a human like anyone else, perhaps conceived by an angel, but not the Holy Spirit.

iv. Confession/doctrine matters! Contrary to what many in the world teach today, we do not all “worship the same God” – we do not all simply describe another piece of the elephant [fable…]. What we confess with our mouths demonstrates what we believe in our hearts – and the confession that Jesus is none other than True God in the flesh is not a confession that can be watered down… It’s not a truth that can be shared with many other truths on a shelf. Either Jesus is God the Son, or He isn’t…there’s no middle ground. (And Jesus IS the Son of God! Proven through the resurrection from the dead…)

4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

A. Is there any reason to fear these many deceptions? No! “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” We have been given the Holy Spirit – we have none other than God Almighty abiding in us. We have nothing to fear from false antichrist pseudo-prophets because the one who is in us is greater than the one at work in the world! Jesus taught the same thing in reference to persecution & tribulation: John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” [] There are many devices & deceptions that Antichrist & his minions can throw at the Church – the Devil will try to come against us at every angle (his whole desire is to steal, kill, and destroy), but we need not fear the enemy because we serve the Risen Jesus & He dwells within us! [] Be careful of the thought that the Devil is the equal opposite to Jesus (like yin & yang); the Lord Jesus is infinitely more powerful than Antichrist! Jesus is the greater victorious One!

a. Those who abide in Jesus (and thus have Jesus abiding in them) are more than conquerors in His name. (Rom 8:37) How so? It’s not that the victory over the Devil is yet to be achieved; it’s already been assured through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. We ride on the coattails of Jesus’ victory – our victory is completely wrapped up in His own.

b. What does this mean regarding antichrist deception & false teaching? You have the best protection from deception as you abide in Christ Jesus! So abide! Stay in Christ – stay in the word of God…

B. Note: This protection is available only to those IN Christ. Those who “of God” are overcomers; those who are not “of God” are open to deception. It’s no wonder that cults feed off of people who claim to be Christians but are only vaguely familiar with the gospel. They don’t have the protection of the Spirit because they are not of God.

a. Which gives us even more motivation to get out there & take part in the Great Commission! There is a world of people who are lost, deceived, and going to Hell. We don’t have time to sit on our hands & wonder whether or not we should share the gospel with our neighbor.

5 They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them.

A. Other spirits are not concerned with overcoming the world; “they are of the world.” Because they are of the world, it makes perfect sense that the world receives them the way they do. False teachers & pseudo-prophets make their living supposedly showing ways how Christianity can be merged with the worldly system. They say, “We all basically seek the same thing; we just worship in different ways…” or “Of course Jesus came to make you rich – you can enjoy all the things this world has to offer…” or “Jesus really came to promote a social agenda – pay no attention to Paul or the rest of the NT.” (Or any other number of lies.) The “world” loves to hear these things because that is the teaching of the “world” & not of God!

B. Have you ever wondered why Biblical Christianity is singled out the way it is? This is why! [] They world does not accept us because we are not of the world. It hated Jesus for the same reason – we should not expect any different. John 15:18-19 (18) “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. (19) If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. []

a. Be sure to get the right perspective on this. When the world hates you as a believer in Jesus Christ, it’s a good thing. Blessed are those who are reviled & persecuted for Jesus’ sake (Mt 5:11) – it is an indication that you are born of God & indwelt by the Holy Spirit. … Obviously, this is not a license to be obnoxious (kindness is part of the fruit of the Spirit) – but the gospel is inherently offensive. When people hear the truth of the gospel come out of your mouth & see the reality of the gospel lived out in your lives, some will receive the news with gladness & be saved – but many others will be offended & reject it & you.

b. BTW: What does this say about us if the world DOES accept us as one of their own? If we’re truly following our Lord & Savior, we’re going to have to expect rejection.

6 We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

A. John doesn’t leave much room for debate here. Those who are born of the Spirit are going to agree with him, because the same Spirit that abides in him abides in us. When it comes to the essentials of the faith, all born-again Christians are going to naturally agree. We’re going to accept the testimony of the apostles – we’re going to receive the Word of God with gladness. Granted, there will be times that when we hear the Scripture, we’ll be rebuked or corrected (that’s part of it’s purpose – 2 Tim 3:16-17) – but those who are born of the Spirit will hear the words of the Spirit & eventually receive it (even when it hurts!).

B. This does NOT mean that Christians will always have 100% agreement about all things (end-times theology, the gifts, predestination, etc.). It DOES mean that Christians will have 100% agreement about essential things. True Christians do not argue that Jesus is not fully God. Christians do not bicker whether or not Jesus rose from the dead. Christians do not challenge the fact that Jesus dwelt among us as a man or that He physically died on the cross for sin. There are many who claim to be Christian who DO promote these false teachings, but it’s clear that they have “the spirit of error.”

Conclusion:
As you listen to teachers, what is it that they confess? What spirit do they show behind their speech? We can know which teachers are of God & which are of Antichrist depending on what they profess about Jesus Christ. It is of the utmost importance to test the spirits!

More importantly, which spirit is in YOU? What is your confession about Jesus? Depending on your answer, you can either have a wonderful assurance of your salvation, or a sobering assurance that you need to be saved. When we know the Spirit that knows Jesus, we can know that we are of God.

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Comments
  1. THE GOOD TALE says:

    It is written: A woman shall compass a man and create a new thing in the earth (Jer 31:22), the man is Satan(Isa 14:16), the new thing is turning the hearts of the fathers to the children. Satan has deceived the whole world (Rev 12:7), until the heel of time(Gen 3:15). Check out the bruising of Satan at [ed: website deleted]

  2. timburns says:

    Thanks so much for dropping by.

    Satan was indeed bruised…in fact, he was crushed by Jesus Christ through the cross & resurrection. When Jesus rose from the dead, it was the proclamation of victory over the devil & the declaration of Jesus’ own identity as the Son of God.

    Keep in mind that Genesis 3:15 is first & foremost a Messianic prophecy. God put enmity between the serpent (Satan) & the woman (Eve), and between Satan’s seed & Eve’s seed. At 1st glance, that doesn’t seem to add up, as only men are considered to have physical “seed” (women obviously have eggs for procreation).

    To what does the seed of the woman refer? To the virgin birth – to the coming of Christ Jesus, the Son of God who delivers the final bruise to Satan.

  3. Anders Branderud says:

    “Historical J…..”!?!

    The persons using that contra-historical oxymoron (demonstrated by the eminent late Oxford historian, James Parkes, The Conflict of the Church and the Synagogue) exposes dependancy upon 4th-century, gentile, Hellenist sources.

    While scholars debate the provenance of the original accounts upon which the earliest extant (4th century, even fragments are post-135 C.E.), Roman gentile, Hellenist-redacted versions were based, there is not one fragment, not even one letter of the NT that derives DIRECTLY from the 1st-century Pharisee Jews who followed the Pharisee Ribi Yehoshua.
    Historians like Parkes, et al., have demonstrated incontestably that 4th-century Roman Christianity was the 180° polar antithesis of 1st-century Judaism of ALL Pharisee Ribis. The earliest (post-135 C.E.) true Christians were viciously antinomian (ANTI-Torah), claiming to supersede and displace Torah, Judaism and (“spiritual) Israel and Jews. In soberest terms, ORIGINAL Christianity was anti-Torah from the start while DSS (viz., 4Q MMT) and ALL other Judaic documentation PROVE that ALL 1st-century Pharisees were PRO-Torah.

    There is a mountain of historical Judaic information Christians have refused to deal with, at: [Ed: website redacted] (see, especially, their History Museum pages beginning with “30-99 C.E.”).
    Original Christianity = ANTI-Torah. Ribi Yehoshua and his Netzarim, like all other Pharisees, were PRO-Torah. Intractable contradiction.

    Building a Roman image from Hellenist hearsay accounts, decades after the death of the 1st-century Pharisee Ribi, and after a forcible ouster, by Hellenist Roman gentiles, of his original Jewish followers (135 C.E., documented by Eusebius), based on writings of a Hellenist Jew excised as an apostate by the original Jewish followers (documented by Eusebius) is circular reasoning through gentile-Roman Hellenist lenses.

    What the historical Pharisee Ribi taught is found not in the hearsay accounts of post-135 C.E. Hellenist Romans but, rather, in the Judaic descriptions of Pharisees and Pharisee Ribis of the period… in Dead Sea Scroll 4Q MMT (see Prof. Elisha Qimron), inter alia.

    To all Christians: The question is, now that you’ve been informed, will you follow the authentic historical Pharisee Ribi? Or continue following the post-135 C.E. Roman-redacted antithesis—an idol?

  4. timburns says:

    Anders –
    Thank you for stopping by. As you are probably well aware, the vast majority of historians disagree with your conclusions. An honest look at history shows that not only did the 1st century Church recognize Jesus as the Son of God, but that the New Testament itself is one of the most reliable documents ever known to the world.

    The antinomian issue you refer to is really an ancient heresy promoted by the Judaizers, and dealt with by the Jerusalem council in Acts 15, and by the Apostle Paul in the book of Galatians (among other places).

    Jesus is indeed the Christ, the Risen Son of God.

    I hope you’ll understand if I do not permit further heresy promoted on this blog.

  5. timburns says:

    In case the Scripture is not handy for you, allow me to post the references:

    Acts 15:22-31
    22. Then it pleased the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas, namely, Judas who was also named Barsabas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren.
    23. They wrote this letter by them: The apostles, the elders, and the brethren, To the brethren who are of the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia: Greetings.
    24. Since we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, saying, `You must be circumcised and keep the law’ to whom we gave no such commandment
    25. it seemed good to us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
    26. men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    27. We have therefore sent Judas and Silas, who will also report the same things by word of mouth.
    28. For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things:
    29. that you abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well. Farewell.
    30. So when they were sent off, they came to Antioch; and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the letter.
    31. When they had read it, they rejoiced over its encouragement.
    ———————————
    Galatians 5:1-6
    1. Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
    2. Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing.
    3. And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law.
    4. You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
    5. For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
    6. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.
    ————————–

    As you can see, the Scripture makes it clear we are not justified by the Law, but by the work of Jesus Christ who has fulfilled the Law.

    It is not keeping the Law that brings life (the Law though good, in fact, brings death – Rom 7:10); it is by surrendering our lives to the One who DID keep the Law: the Lord Jesus Christ. We must be born again – and that comes only through faith.

    Jesus had this very conversation with the Pharisee Nicodemus. It wasn’t Nicodemus’ good deeds that would bring him to the Kingdom of God; it was the work of God…Nicodemus (like the rest of us) needed to be born again. As Jesus told him:

    John 3:16-18
    16. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
    17. “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
    18. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

    Anders (and others), I would encourage you to see the Lord Jesus for who He is. Read the New Testament, and see how Jesus is the fulfillment of all which Moses & the Prophets wrote. He is the Messiah – the Son of God. He serves as the perfect sacrifice for your sin & offers you complete atonement & justification in the sight of Almighty God. But you must place your faith & trust in Him. Receive Jesus as your Lord & Savior & you’ll truly know the God you so desperately want to serve.

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