The question of the age: Do the lost and unsaved actually reject Yashua Anointed (The Lord Jesus Christ) or, better, can they do anything else but ‘reject’ Him?
Now here is a dictionary definition of the word ‘rejection’: To renounce, denounce, throw away or discard with no further use for – to treat with utter contempt.
Now in order for this reaction or event to happen i.e. when rejecting someone, there has to have been a real ongoing relationship, in the first place, in order for real rejection to take place. To treat someone with utter contempt you must have grounds or a substantive reason to come to that decision, in order, to treat that individual in such a way. When a boy dumps his girlfriend or a girl dumps her boyfriend their relationship is brought to sudden traumatic end and rejection has most definitely taken place. If, on the other hand, you were to walk up to a complete stranger in the street and tell him you reject him, he would look at you, most likely scratch his head in bewilderment, and if he were a kind man, ask you, if you felt OK. If not a kind man, he would probably tell you to do the other thing in no uncertain terms and/or consider you unhinged. Now this, obviously, is not rejection, yet it is on this very same ridiculous premise that mainstream Christianity (the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion) bases their fallacious ideas of rejection of Yashua Anointed (the Lord Jesus Christ) by the lost and the unsaved.
In the event of ‘rejecting’ Yashua Anointed on the sandy foundation of the latter example, i.e. that we are strangers to Yashua Anointed, how can that be rejection? The lost and the unsaved are complete strangers to The Lord, they don’t know Him nor do they acknowledge Him and He doesn’t know them either. Many secular people today, now say that Yashua Anointed never even existed, so how can there be rejection!!?? This whole idea and nonsense that the unsaved masses ‘reject’ Jesus Christ is patently a lie and a myth. It is something that has literally been made up by the men of the Christian Religion for it most certainly isn’t Scriptural.
Now, as described earlier, to reject Yashua Anointed (the Lord Jesus Christ) on the metaphorical boyfriend/girlfriend or close relationship basis, it would then mean that real rejection had taken place and something like this had occurred, as in John 6:
John 6:65-66 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. 66 From that, many of his disciples went back and walked no more with Him.
Now when this happens there is only a certain punishment awaiting the individual(s) concerned, for being so pride-filled, stiff necked, foolish and wicked. Furthermore, if these individuals continue in their stubborn refusal to come back to Yashua Anointed, they will then be, as Hebrews states, in big trouble:
Hebrews 10:26-27 “For if we sin wilfully (contemptuously without a thought or consideration) after that we have received the knowledge of The Truth, (actually knowing Yashua Anointed) there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation (God’s punishing corrective wrath), which shall devour the adversaries.” (Brackets mine)
This passage applies to people who, now notice, sin wilfully after receiving knowledge of The Truth, and who is The Truth; Yashua Anointed (the Lord Jesus Christ) of course? These people in John 6 were truly rejecting the Lord Jesus Christ; they had come to know Him closely, but then turned their backs on Him – that is true rejection. This situation cannot be likened to, nor compared with, the surmised rejection of those, i.e. the lost and unsaved who have no relationship at all with Yashua Anointed (the Lord Jesus Christ) at all.
Right, now all the above knowledge and Truth is a fundamental fact which mainstream Christianity misses, ignores, and/or misunderstands, because they think that any unsaved member of mankind that ‘rejects’ Yashua Anointed in this life is doomed to fiery eternal damnation or to “burn in hell” – their favourite phrase. This is especially a favourite of Bible bashing Fundamentalists, called Fundies for short .
OK, so let’s assume, just for this article, they are right and we apply this idea to the masses regarding Salvation and receiving the Gospel Message and rejection of same. All the while bearing in mind that the Godhead is a Godhead of love, mercy and forgiveness. Yet at the same time, Yashua Anointed said these very words, regarding the masses of His day, whilst He walked this earth:
Matt 13:10-15. “And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 11 He answered and said unto them, because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God (heaven), but to them it is not given. 12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. 13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias (Isaiah), which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: 15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross (fat, fixed and lazy), and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them, 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.” (Brackets mine)
These verses clearly state that Yashua Anointed was not disclosing The Truth to the majority of the people via the use of parables with only a select few, the called and chosen – The Twelve Learners (Disciples), who, alone, were privy to knowing Yashua Anointed and Him as The Truth in a close master/brother/friend type relationship. All this Biblical evidence flies in the face of the teachings of mainstream ‘Christianity’, even the whole idea that The Father is calling millions of people to His Son in this life or in this age. Why do they do this and think this way? Easy, because they are deceived by the elders, pastors and ministers of the counterfeit Christian religion and are therefore deceived.
Now this non-rejection, by the lost and unsaved, that these deceived Christians get all hung-up about, can also be likened to a child called Johnny. Now when Johnny is offered a meal that mum has never prepared before will very likely say: “Ugh, I don’t like it and I don’t want it – I hate it,” and no amount of persuasion by mum, will get naughty little Johnny to change his mind. However, this is not true rejection of what his mum has offered him because he doesn’t know how good the meal is and won’t know until he’s tried it. What’s more, his loving mum knows this. This is how it is with the lost and unsaved and their ‘rejection’ of what Yashua Anointed could offer them.
However, the issue here is not a matter of them ‘rejecting’, because only The Father can open their eyes i.e. call them to His Son to show them how lost and wretched they are and thereby give them the ability to want to know His Son. We, as lost souls, cannot, of ourselves, make a decision to follow Yashua Anointed (The Lord Jesus Christ) – it’s impossible!! So if we use mum differently in the analogy as representing mainstream Christianity, we then begin to get the picture. If little Johnny has made up his mind that he doesn’t want mums new recipe there is no way she is going to change his mind. This is the fundamental Truth that mainstream Christianity doesn’t understand and, in many cases, doesn’t want to understand, i.e. that the lost and unsaved cannot be persuaded or coerced or blackmailed through fear-mongering into following Yashua Anointed (The Lord Jesus Christ), again, it’s impossible. Now I will add in one of my favourite Holy Scriptures:
John 6:44 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.
Now notice this Holy Scripture carefully, for it is as important for what it doesn’t say as for what it does say. What if the Father is not calling everyone now in this age? What answer can mainstream Christianity give you to this question? What, too, of all those who will be part of The Second Resurrection? Rev 20, for this is a physical resurrection; Ezekiel’s famous valley of bones in Ezekiel 37 proves that. This Second Resurrection is unlike our Born Again Spiritual Resurrection, which we as True Believers, in this age will be part of when Yashua Anointed returns to this earth – The First Resurrection, described fully in 1 Cor 15. This resurrection pre-dates The Second Resurrection by one thousand years.
Rev 20:4-5 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for The Word of God, and which had not worshipped The Beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is The First Resurrection.
So what is this Second Resurrection?
Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened.
These people are resurrected and judged (evaluated) by their works, and we know that salvation cannot be earnt by works. Notice, too, these people are dead:
Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is The Book of Life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
These people are not literally dead because they’re standing before God’s Throne, yet they are still dead. How can this be? This can be because they are Spiritually dead, not physically dead. This means these people have yet to live second physical lives in The Kingdom of God and will be given their first chance to repent having been denied access to The Truth, Yashua Anointed in this life.
This is why John 6:44 is so crucial, because no one can come to Yashua Anointed unless The Father draws (drags) them to Him, whether now or in the future. We must learn to stop limiting God and reducing Him to our inferior human logic and vain reasoning.
Now moving on, ask yourselves this question: How will “All Israel be saved?” For this is what Our Lord says through Paul in Romans 11:26. What of all the Jews and Israelites that have died in their sins having ‘rejected’ Jesus Christ, having never repented of those sins in this life? Are we, in our stubborn ignorance, going to condemn all the lost and unsaved and at the same time create another ‘Biblical contradiction’? Well I, for one, am not.
Apart from what I have written above on this subject, there is another twist to this, mainstream ‘Christians’ will always counter Matthew 13 with this:
Matthew 28:19-20 where we read: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them: 20 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.”
Please note, I have left out: “In the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit” as this is a Roman Catholic perversion of the Holy Scriptures. Please see my article entitled: “Should we be Baptised in the Lord Jesus Christ’s Name Alone”
Now is Matthew 28:19-20 a contradiction of what The Lord said in Matthew 13? No, no way, for there are no contradictions in God’s Word just our poor understanding of it. Yashua Anointed tells us to teach all nationalities, but notice, He doesn’t say “so that millions of them will be converted in this age” Yashua Anointed says yes, teach all nationalities, but only those The Father God has called and chosen will respond. There, Matthew 28:19-20 now has a totally different meaning to what mainstream ‘Christianity’ believes and all due to the fact that they think this life is the only opportunity for mankind to be saved; a blasphemy and a nonsense, and to prove it, let’s go finally to 1 Tim 2:4 where it says:
1 Tim 2:4 Who will have (desires) all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of The Truth.” (Brackets mine.)
If God desires something do you think He is going to have His desires satiated or not? Is God all powerful or weak? I will leave you all to answer this question for yourselves. Right, there we have it, concrete evidence that all men will come to the knowledge of The Truth, and who is The Truth? Yashua Anointed (The Lord Jesus Christ) is The Truth. So all men will come to know Yashua Anointed but when? Well not in this age or life time that’s for sure.