Theology and theologians: Do born of God (Born Again) Christians need the former in order to believe, or to have a proper understanding of God’s Holy Word and do born of God (Born Again) Christians need the latter in order to ‘teach’ them, and to ‘help’ them continue believing? In other words, do we need them to show us The Way or teach us The Truth about eternal life in the coming Kingdom of God – The Gospel Message, when all the while Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) IS The Way, The Truth, The Light, The Word, The I AM and a simple belief, faith and trust in Him are all that is required in order that we can enter The Kingdom of God?
If this is so, and I know that it is, why do we then have theologians and Bible intellectuals who pontificate endlessly for hours and hours, boring us to death with all their philosophical verbal diarrhoea? What is their purpose, and how do they help us as sons and daughters of the Father God and as brothers and sisters of Yashua Messiah?
Were there any theologians in the first century? Were The Learners (disciples) theologians and/or were The Messengers (apostles) theologians? Was Peter, the fisherman, a theologian? If he was not, if The Learners (disciples) were not, where did theologians originate, where did they come from and what brought them on to the scene in the mid to late first century? Were they members of the original first century church? Did the Father God call men to be theologians and do the Holy Scriptures actually mention theologians?
So many pertinent questions, and I will be answering all these questions, not only in this article, but in the articles that follow, so please stick with it in order to learn The Truth about these devious creatures. Here, too, are some more questions: can we believe what theologians say, on whose authority do they speak, and why do they use such big words, big words you don’t find in The Holy Scriptures, and some of these big words you won’t even find in many English dictionaries!? What’s it all about!?
If we happen to be poorly educated or even with only a very average or meagre education, you know the sort of people, the sort of people the Father calls to His Son – Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ). How can poorly educated people be expected to understand the things of the vain and puffed up high intellect? Is it a case that Yashua Messiah just wants a few intellectual ‘elites’ in order to look down upon us mere mortals and tell us what’s what? No way, and these Holy Scriptures prove it:
1 Corinthians 1:26-28 (KJV) For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world (like me) to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world (also like me) to confound the things which are mighty. 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, (me again) hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are. (and hopefully me once more). (Brackets and emphasis mine)
In many ways these jumped up intellectual popinjays manage to speak a foreign language in English, so complicated is their way of doing things. How do they get away with it? Notice what Paul says: “not many wise men after the flesh are called” now, what does that statement mean – wise men after the flesh? Well it’s all very straightforward isn’t it, once we understand? Men who are wise after the flesh are vain, worldly, ‘clever’ men, aren’t they? The word ‘flesh’ here is used to describe carnal hu-man beings and carnal hu-man nature – the hu-man condition which has also contaminated man (a hu-man is not a man). These people are clever in their own eyes and in the eyes of men and their fellow hu-man beings and are usually people with high IQ’s and ‘impressive’ university qualifications – many have ‘ologies’ in their titles. They are worldly wise, and with worldly wisdom comes vanity and the ego, hence their fondness for big words, so let’s list a few of these words here just to get the gist of what I’m saying:
Sola scriptura; pluralism; christology; exegesis; premises; magisterium; hermeneutics; apologetics; soteriology; eschatology; syllogistics; replacement theology; harmatiology; scholasticism; ecumenicalism; cessationalism; homiletics etc. etc. etc..
There we are, all very ‘fine’ and ‘dandy’, but in reality just pompous highfalutin’ words, and not one of them Scriptural. More importantly, not one of them edifying to members of the body of Christ, so what’s going on, and when did these creatures start using these useless words and why? Why, too? when Yashua Messiah tells us quite plainly through Paul that there is a “Simplicity that is in Christ” 2 Cor 11:3.
The fact is folks, these ‘educated’ people and their blathering babblings represent the complete opposite of what Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) tells us, for there is no simplicity in what they say at all, it’s all highly complex and confusing to the base and foolish things of this world who are called and chosen by The Father.
In contrast, Yashua Messiah tells us The Truth in the simplest possible terms, so why do these people love to make it so complicated? Now herein lies the rub, for this theological system, whether those within it know it or not, opposes The Truth. This, too, even when its outpourings may, at times, agree with The Truth. This, though, is pure smoke and mirrors and/or the deliberate purveying of half-truths, for the motivation and agenda of theologians and Bible intellectuals has nothing to do with the genuine Christian desire of seeking out Truth and the setting free of those held captive to sin.
The theological system is an inward looking system and all they are really interested in is proving the point (point scoring) of the discussion at the time, and thereby perpetuating their useless vain existence – as did The Greek intellectuals of the first century – The Hellenisers.
OK, so how do these people oppose The Truth? They oppose by default, because with education and knowledge man automatically becomes puffed up, vain and conceited, full of his own self-importance. They put letters after their names just to let you know how important their system rates them. The fact that they are not rated highly by those without is by the by. This internal intellectual recognition becomes all enveloping and even becomes a currency that is recognised worldwide – a New World Order internationalist currency that has no boundaries.
During the Bolshevik Marxist communist years of the Soviet Union (a precursor to the end times New World Order) the intellect and its value actually replaced money and wealth as the currency of that society. No one could make a name for himself by becoming wealthy, so the desire to amass knowledge and gain qualifications, replaced it. This characteristic of man is described by Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) in the Holy Scriptures, and He sums it up in one word – RICHES or, better, the love of riches and lusting after same. Whatever man puts his faith in, idolises and loves, can be classed as man’s riches, whether it be financial wealth or intellectual wealth or physical fitness sporting wealth; to Yashua Messiah, though, it’s all the same thing – man’s pride and his futile vanity and this is what happens when vanity and the ego takes over:
Matthew 13:22 (KJV) He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth The Word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke The Word, and he becometh unfruitful.
OK, so where did it all begin? It began with the fall in The Garden when man gained The Knowledge of The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and then with Cain – The Devil’s literal offspring and spiritual seed. After The Flood his line carried the intellectual torch through to Canaan (via Naamah Noah’s wife with her son Ham) to the Tower of Babel and Babylon thereafter, but for the sake of this article I must keep the history short. So we will move forward in time to Athens and Corinth in Greece and Alexandria in Egypt in the first century where Religious Theology originates. The Canaanite Jew Philo was operating out of Alexandria in the mid to late first century and several so called early ‘church fathers’ were his disciples.
Moreover, what this means is the Hellenising or Judaising or philosophising of God’s Holy Word i.e. theology. Theology – from the Greek ‘theos’, meaning deity or deities, and ‘ology’ from the Greek ‘logia’ meaning discourse, debating, reasoning or the study of same. Here we can see that ‘theology’ is wholly man’s intellectual reasoning away of God’s Word – man giving his view on it instead of interpreting it through the power of The Holy Spirit. All this does is turns The Holy Scriptures into the cold lifeless text of dogma and doctrine and thereby renders them useless – they make the Word of God to none effect by their vain traditions!!
1 Corinthians 1:17 (KJV) For Christ sent me not to Baptise, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. (Emphasis mine)
Paul also had this to say:
Acts 17:23 (KJV) For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, Him declare I unto you.
When Paul visited Athens and Corinth he preached The Truth to the Greek Hellenising intellectuals there. They would discuss and reason for hours and hours and hours, sometimes days on end, and frequently never come to any understanding or conclusion about what they were discussing, and this is the mindset of the philosopher and intellectual. Transfer that mindset to The Word of God and mingle it and you then have theologians, forever learning, but never coming to an understanding of The Truth:
2 Timothy 3:7 (KJV) Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of The Truth.
Now let this sink in and make sure you understand what I am saying: The Word of God is Spiritually discerned and understood – period. It cannot be comprehended any other way, and without The Holy Spirit within a man, no man can understand it and that’s how we end up with this useless theological phenomenon. Theologians are men of intellectual logic and reasoning without The Holy Spirit, who forever ‘learn’ but never come to an understanding of The Truth. The answers, therefore, to my original questions in the first paragraph are therefore no and no!!
1 John 2:27 (KJV) But The Anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same Anointing teacheth you of all things, and is Truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him. (Emphasis mine)
Feel free to leave a comment with any questions if you wish to learn more. If you wish to argue please note I don’t debate, that’s for theologians and Bible intellectuals!
Theology and Theologians or Bible Intellectualism and Bible Intellectuals – Part 2.
OK, on to where I left off in part one where I quoted 1 John 2:27. Now this verse is one of those stand alone verses, together with it standing in the context of the rest of that chapter as well. I will quote it again for your convenience:
1 John 2:27 (KJV) But The Anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same Anointing teacheth you of all things, and is Truth, and is no lie, and even as IT hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him. (Emphasis mine)
There it is in black and white “and ye need not that any man teach you” and there is nothing ambiguous about this verse – it means exactly what it says and cannot be explained away. Having said that, I will clear up one issue here, if only to silence possible detractors, and that issue is the issue of: Where do Learners (disciples) or new converts stand in the light of this verse? These vulnerable Spiritual infants and/or children of God do need teaching by men, but only by men with the Spiritual gift of teaching (not pastors or elders without that gift). Teaching is a Spiritual gift of the Holy Spirit and just because a man happens to be an elder or a pastor doesn’t mean that he automatically has the gift of teaching and this, dear people, is one of the major problems within the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion (mainstream Christianity).
These men are appointed as leaders when all the while the Congregation of God doesn’t need leaders, and then they get into their pulpits and start spouting all their seminary theological garbage to their wretched misled flocks. In the world of commerce they are called square pegs in round holes i.e. when they are the wrong man for the job. The difference being that in the world of commerce they soon get found out and get the order of the boot, but in mainstream Christian Churches these Graceless spiritual abusers can be there for life and very often are.
Having digressed, I will now recap. 1 John 2:27 is only addressed to established born of God (Born Again) sons and daughters of God – no one else, for they have the permanent indwelling of The Holy Spirit, those coming to Baptism do not.
OK, having cleared that up, let’s move on, keeping 1 John 2:27 in mind and repeating one of my previous questions: How do we end up with these theologians? We have theologians because many are called by The Father to His Son, but FEW are CHOSEN:
John 6:44 (KJV) No man can come to me, except The Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Matt 22:14 (KJV) For MANY are called, but FEW are chosen. (Emphasis mine)
So as we can see, these theologians are called, but The Truth is choked out of them by the deceitfulness of riches; as I explained in part one, the riches of man’s intellectual vanity and his ego.
Matthew 13:22 (KJV) He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth The Word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke The Word, and he becometh unfruitful.
Notice too, the care of this world (this age) also plays a part in their down fall. You will notice as well, that theologians, if ever you engage them in conversation, are big on politics and the worldly affairs of men – cares of this world. Many American ‘Christians’ have fallen into this trap by becoming embroiled in politics, when all the while Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) left a very powerful guiding example when He said to Pontius Pilate – “My Kingdom is not of this world”.
Now again, how do we end up with theologians? I have explained what happens to those Learners (disciples) who do not receive the love of The Truth that they might be saved and The Holy Spirit leaves them, but even so, they have been called so they don’t give up, they continue ‘believing’ under their own strength. They therefore remain very interested in ALL things Biblical, ALL things Philosophical, ALL things Religious and especially ALL things Religious and Legalistic – The Ten Commandments and some. This means they take up The Holy Scriptures as an intellectual subject or study, and treat The Holy Scriptures as a cold lifeless texts to be logically reasoned away.
Many of them attend Seminaries and/or Bible colleges where they are trained to become people of philosophy and religious nonsense, not Messengers of The Truth. When ‘qualified’ they take up positions as ‘ministers’ or ‘pastors’ in denominational churches. They become ‘ministers’ in Baptist churches, in Methodism, Anglicanism or Episcopalianism. Roman Catholics teach their own religious blasphemies which are even worse than the Protestants. These are often common destinations for these so called Bible experts. There are also many of these theologians or Bible intellectuals in the other denominations too. In the Anglican (AngliCAIN) organisation there are actually theologians or ‘ministers’ even bishops who do not believe in God at all!! Can you believe that!? You had better ‘cos it’s true, I’ve listened to them and read about them.
Considerable numbers of them become wishy-washy liberals, known Scripturally as Laodiceans. Worldly liberalism contaminates their thinking because The Word of God is too ‘hard hitting’ for them – too ‘tough’, and this, in turn, is because they don’t know The Father God personally and therefore don’t understand His all encompassing loving plan for mankind – the total redemption of all mankind (not all hu-man kind) – His love for His creation. Most, if not all of them, believe in a wrathful tyrannical God who is going to punish 99% of mankind in a fiery pit of torment – burning hell for all eternity. Now because they believe this lie to be true they then liberalise and water down God’s Word to make it palatable, bearable and tolerable and in doing so try to placate their fear. This is an even more wretched condition than those of the Bible bashing, fundamental, hell fire variety who are just as erroneous in their thinking.
Right, next questions: What is the purpose of theologians, and how do they help sons and daughters of God? Their purpose, if that’s what you can call it, is to pontificate endlessly on matters Scriptural without the Spiritual ability to do so. Even with all their ‘qualifications’ they are not qualified to preach God’s Word. As I said earlier and in my first article, theologians can trace their origins back to first century Greece and Alexandria in Egypt, intellectual societies based upon philosophy and philosophers, and all generations of the Congregation of God have had to contend with them. They are like a thorn in the flesh to born of God believers, which brings us to the second question:
How do they help born of God believers? On first impressions one would think they are of no help at all, which is true, but there is a twist to this, and because they are not of The Truth they challenge us with the things that they say and we, in turn, have to check it out in Scripture to see if it is so – like the Bereans. It seldom, if ever, is, but there you are, it keeps us on our Spiritual toes and makes us always ready to give an answer to their theological nonsense.
Next question: Were there theologians in the first century? Oh yes, most definitely, and Paul mentions them in 2 Thessalonians 2:7-11. He refers to them as the authors of The Mystery of Iniquity that doth already work. This adversarial Satanic conspiracy was very active in the first century and a big problem for the fledgling Congregations. At the end of this article I will list a few of these first and second century theologians and philosophers.
2 Thessalonians 2:7-11 (KJV) For The Mystery of Iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom The Lord shall consume with The Spirit of His mouth, and shall
destroy (render as useless) with the brightness of His Coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of The Truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. (Brackets and emphasis mine)
Here we are again, those who had The Truth choked out of them and received not the love of The Truth that they might be saved and because they received not the love of The Truth. God, therefore, sent them a strong delusion that they should believe a lie. This is the ‘foundation’ upon which, things theological are based – a delusional lie sent by God because of their non-belief in The Truth. Please note, 2 Thessalonians 2:7-11 is not aimed at, nor addressed to, the lost or the unsaved, it is addressed to people who believe and had the opportunity to be saved. The lost don’t believe in anything, apart from themselves. No, these people believe, and they believe a lie, and oh how they believe in it, with devoutness, faith and sincerity beyond measure and many have actually given their lives for it.
Do you mean they have died in vain? Absolutely, but not only that, they have also built world encompassing religious organisations or religious empires founded upon it and called them holy; and all founded upon a lie. It is upon this very lie – the lie of an intellectual, philosophical, non-gospel that theologians base all their theories, ‘Biblical’ essays, treatises, writings and vain intellectual babblings – especially in Rome with their endless fantasy world premises and syllogisms.
As promised, I have listed here a few first century and second century theologians and/or philosophers who infiltrated The Church. These men are commonly known in theological circles as ‘The Church Fathers’:
Philo (from whence we get the word philosophy) circa 20 BC – 50 AD; Ignatius circa 35 – 107 AD; Polycarp circa 69 – 155 AD; Clement of Rome no birth date, circa 92 – 99 AD as Bishop; Justin Martyr circa 100 – 165 AD; Irenaeus circa 130 – 202 AD; Clement of Alexandria circa 150 – 215 AD; Tertullian circa 155 – 225 AD; Origen of Alexandria circa 185 – 254 AD.
All these men, plus a few more, were philosophers and intellectuals well versed in the teachings of Philo and Plato and were responsible for attempting to Hellenise and/or Judaise The Congregations of God, and at the same time making the Word of God to none effect. When they failed in their mission of turning The Congregations of God into a counterfeit, they went off and started their own organisations and built a money making religious construct instead, founded upon the doctrines of devils, sorcery and magic. In doing that, they brought shame and disgrace on Yashua Messiah’s (The Lord Jesus Christ’s) name by manifesting their so called church as a hollow charade, full of useless pomp and religious form and devoid of The Holy Spirit and The Truth – Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ).
I will produce evidence in future articles about these so called ‘Church Fathers’ and in doing so expose them for what they are – sons of The Devil.
Theology and Theologians or Bible Intellectualism and Bible Intellectuals – Part 3
Hello again. This is the third part of my exposé of things theological and Biblically intellectual and I will begin this article by answering the last of my original questions from part one, taking it up, as before, where I left off.
Question: 1) Was Peter, the fisherman, a theologian? OK, it’s a reasonable question, isn’t it, or is it, ‘cos there’s that bogey word again – reasonable? Actually it isn’t a reasonable question at all, it’s a stupid question – a foolish question and probably the sort of foolish question a theologian would ask another theologian and then mull and reason over it meaninglessly for hours, when the plain and simple answer is no, Peter was not a theologian. Peter was a fisherman and no doubt a good fisherman, if he had not been good fisherman Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) would not have said this:
Matthew 4:19 (KJV) And He saith unto them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ) deliberately chose Peter’s profession as a fisherman, using it as an analogy, to show that Peter’s obvious expertise and success at that profession would be transmuted, in the future, into him becoming a fisher of men, not of his own knowledge and expertise, but rather by empowerment of The Holy Spirit and Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ) in him via The Holy Spirit. Peter was a Galilean fisherman and his only education would have been that given him by his parents and the local Rabbi at the synagogue each and every Sabbath Day (the Seventh Day Sabbath) according to The Law. Peter wasn’t a man of letters; he was most likely like me and millions of others, an ordinary hard working man with a mediocre education. Again, I will quote, as I taught in part one:
1 Corinthians 1:26-28 (KJV) For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world (like me) to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty. 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are.” (Brackets mine)
Now, for the sake of argument, let’s use Paul as another example, for unlike Peter, he was educated. Named Saul before his calling, he was a Pharisee and the son of a Pharisee, so he was well versed in The Law and no doubt, a legal expert. This would mean he would have discussed and reasoned things in the Sanhedrin. Now this man Saul, later named Paul, after he had become a son of God and a Messenger of Yashua Messiah (an apostle) said this:
Philippians 3:8 (KJV) Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ. (I will return to the error here of ’winning Christ’ in a future article)
All the academic, legalistic religious teaching he had received in the past he now considered as dung i.e. excrement or crap and garbage, to put it in the modern vernacular. This is what Paul thought of all his previous theological ‘cleverness’ and ‘righteousness’ – dung!!
Now how does this attitude compare with that of theologians, or Bible intellectuals i.e. creatures who set themselves up as Bible experts based upon their intellectual prowess, reasoning, logic, and knowledge of religious traditions, but with no Spiritual understanding or knowledge of The Truth? Quite plainly, there is no comparison as one, that of Peter or Paul, is of God and the other is of hu-man nature, their intellect alone and/or their carnal nature.
The next questions:
Question 2) Were theologians members of the Congregation of God? Not if Paul had anything to do with it, they weren’t, and that’s for sure!
Colossians 2:8 (KJV) Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. (Emphasis mine)
Now there we have it, all in one verse of Holy Scripture; don’t let any philosopher (Bible intellectual or theologian) spoil you through vain deceit after the tradition of hu-man beings with their vain imaginings and babblings. Notice that phrase: “rudiments of the world” – rudiments meaning ‘fundamental principles’ or ‘elements’ i.e. the intellect of carnal minded creatures, with their so called expertise in the classics, literature, the arts, religion, politics etc.. These are the cares of this world, which are not after Yashua Messiah (Christ), that is, not of Yashua Messiah (Christ), but of the world – this age and this world’s system.
Question 3) Did The Father call men to be theologians? After Col 2:8 I think we can safely say no to this one. Yes, He will have called them, but not to be theologians.
Question 4) Can we believe what theologians say? Yes, you can if you want to, but why join people who will be counted least in the Kingdom of God, if they’re fortunate, which means, not being a part of The First Resurrection:
Matthew 5:19 (KJV) Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in The Kingdom of Heaven (God): but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in The Kingdom of Heaven (God).” (Brackets mine)
Wouldn’t you like to be called ‘Great’ in The Kingdom of God? Well you won’t be if you believe what theologians say and then repeat what they say to others!
Question 5) On whose authority do theologians speak? This is an easy one to answer; they speak on their own authority, for themselves and no one else. How do I know that? Again, that’s easy too, because they are forever ‘learning’ but never coming to any knowledge nor any understanding of The Truth. They are always reasoning and debating in ever diminishing circles; now compare this confusion with these Holy Scriptures:
Matthew 10:26 (KJV) Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
Matthew 11:25 (KJV) At that time Jesus answered and said, “I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.” (Emphasis mine)
1 Corinthians 2:10 (KJV) But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for The Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
Only those people Born of God (Born Again) with the gift of The Holy Spirit can understand the deep things of God, it is completely and utterly impossible for the hu-man intellect or the carnal mind of man to understand the deep Spiritual things of God. The Word of God is a Spiritual Book, not a cold dead text book and this is why you should never listen to theologians and Bible intellectuals, or if you wish, listen and then laugh at them.
For a good example of a theologian just listen to the Archbishop of Canterbury as he pontificates for a couple of minutes (if you can bear it) and you will soon know exactly what I mean. The simplicity that is in Christ, it ain’t!!