Daily Devotional, Year 2 – June 2 (Strong Delusion in Scripture, Part 3, continued: “Deceiving Even The Elect!” Hermeneutic of Literalism)

By admin On April 24th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – June 2

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Strong Delusion in Scripture, Part 3, continued: “Hermeneutic of Historical Literalism”

To read the beginning of this topic of drinking, click here… “May 3 (Strong Delusion in Scripture, Part 2: Drinking Wine)”

 

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“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” Matthew 24:24

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Examine the above verse from Matthew 24:24. It speaks of God’s people being deceived, if, “{it were} possible”

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Do you notice the brackets around the words, “it were”?

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Those brackets are added because the King James translators added those two little words to the above sentence, so as to make the sentence sound more complete.

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Or perhaps they figured that it would be absolutely impossible to deceive the, very elect”, people of God!

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Magnifying Glass – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

 

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SAVED AS BY FIRE

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No, the very elect will not lose their Salvation.

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And so the King James translators were partly correct. But many of the elect are right now being deceived to the point that they may end up being “Saved; yet so as by fire!” 1st Corinthians 3:15

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Yes, many Christians may end up entering Heaven as did Lot, without their spouse or children!

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Picture – Lot Escapes Sodom – www.thebiblerevival.com offers free Bible clipart – Public Domain.

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HERMENEUTIC OF HISTORICAL LITERALISM

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One such false doctrine is named by theologians as the Hermeneutic of Literalism, or the Hermeneutic of literal interpretation.

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What this means, is that the Bible student must only come up with a literal interpretation of any Bible passage, unless context absolutely demands an allegorical interpretation.

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Bible Study Group – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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NON-BIBLICAL HERMENEUTIC

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The big problem with this so-called Hermeneutic of Literal Interpretation is that it totally lacks any biblical validity!

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It is totally a man-made doctrine, since there is no where in Scripture that tells us that we must interpret Scripture as literal as possible!

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It is merely a theologian-devised doctrine!

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Oh yes, all those Bible stories were true historical events. But God purposely orchestrated them to teach us heavenly truths. 

 

 

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TWO SPIRITS

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So exactly what does the Bible have to say about such theological literalists?

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Listen…  “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” 1st Corinthians 2:12, 13 

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OK, so this above passage explains that there are two spirits in the world: “the spirit of the world”, and “the Holy Ghost teacheth”.

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And if we are filled with the Holy Ghost, then we will be “comparing spiritual things with spiritual”, when interpreting God’s Word.

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ERRING CARNAL MEN 

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But Paul goes on to tell us what the spirit of the world will result in… But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1st Corinthians 2:14

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So now we see that spiritual interpretations are foolishness to those who are yet in their carnal condition. Oh yes, they will accept a few spiritual interpretations when context demands it.

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But many radio teachers deride those who freely interpret the Bible spiritually as far as possible. They actually make up unbiblical derogatory names, such as “Replacement Theologians” to belittle those who interpret Scripture spiritually.

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BIBLE A SPIRITUAL BOOK

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But what they do not understand is that the entire Bible is, “the spirit of prophecy”. And so, when reading such stories as Abraham and Sarah, and Hagar, these stories are prophetic, and require spiritual interpretations…

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Listen… “But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.” Galatians 4:23-26

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So Paul certainly had no problem interpreting Scripture metaphorically! Here he takes a story that makes complete sense in the real world, and he still finds an allegorical meaning (thus making him a much-maligned and so-called, “Replacement Theologian”.)

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Sarah & Hagar – Foster Bible Pictures – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

 

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DOUBLE-TONGUED

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But even those who claim to be biblical literalists, don’t always follow their own false hermeneutic! 

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Yes, the fact is, most of those who claim to follow that Hermeneutic of Historical Literalism, actually pick-n-choose when they wish to use it or not use it.

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When it’s convenient to use it, they use it. When it’s not convenient, they don’t use it! Of course, this is the very essence of double-tongued hypocrisy!

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Brown tree snake – Boiga – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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MUCH OF THE BIBLE CLOSED-OFF

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Now those who have been seduced by that particular hermeneutic may not lose their Salvation over it. And yet, the mere fact that they have been deceived may just be an indication that they are not yet truly saved.

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But one thing is for sure! By convincing the majority of Christians that they must follow this hermeneutic, Satan has closed off a great portion of the Scriptures that must be understood spiritually and allegorically.

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These were all given by God to be prophetic in nature… “for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Revelation 19:10

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Whether Old Testament or New, the Bible reveals some aspect of the Gospel of Christ, howbeit quite often veiled in allegories, types and symbols.  

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ABOVE PICTURE: Adding to or taking from God’s Word, the Bible

 

 

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YOU MAY WANT TO LISTEN TO THIS 21 MINUTE BIBLE STUDY (JEREMIAH STUDY # 235) ABOUT THIS UNBIBLICAL HERMENEUTIC, CONDUCTED BY HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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TO READ PART 4, CLICK HERE…OCTOBER 1 (Strong Delusion in Scripture, Part 4: Proper Bible Study)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me of Thy Holy Spirit, as I give Thee my entire life! Let me not be deceived by a false spirit. But bring me up the narrow pathway of truth…

 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Ark of the Covenant Constellation, Pt. 2: How To Enter The Most Holy Place”, or you can also read… January 18th (Jeremiah & the Smooth Prophets)

 

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THE END


 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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REVELATION 12 WOMAN & NARROW GATE STARS

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This most amazing phenomenon is seen throughout the winter. Although it can be observed most of the winter, it is seen best when it is the western part of the sky, at winter’s end (The end of winter being the final scene of this heavenly Gospel story). Orion , the Dragon, and the Glorious White Horse are beginning to descend into the western horizon (sketch to right is Winter Constellations descending into western horizon. This can actually be seen as early as December, in the pre-dawn hours).

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Winter Constellations in West

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And at this point it is apparent that the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation  is veering toward the two bright stars, known as Castor and Pollux (sketch to left). But the Wide Gate Stars are composed of the two brightest stars of the Auriga Constellation, known as the star, Capella, and the star, Menkalinan. The two stars, Castor and Pollux, make up the concept of the Orion’s Narrow Gate Stars.

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This can even be observed into June in the western sky (for a short time just after dark). While a dark night is best for seeing the Woman Constellation, the 4 stars which comprise the Narrow Gate/Wide Gate Stars can be seen even under mediocre conditions. It begins with the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12 Constellation (AKA Ursa Major) going towards these two doors.

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Revelation 12 Woman & Orion's Gate & Wide Gate

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The sketch to left shows, the two doors are each composed of two bright stars. The two bright stars that comprise the Narrow Gate are the two brightest stars of the Orion the Reaper’s sickle. The two stars that comprise the ‘Wide Gate’ Stars are the two brightest stars of the wave of water that comes out of the Dragon Constellation’s mouth (for explanation of “Wave of Water”, just click here). The stars that make up the ‘Narrow Gate’ are about half the width of the Wide Gate (see sketch to right).

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(For more information on Orion’s sickle, just click here,“Orion The Reaper”.)

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Revelation 12 Woman chooses Narrow Way

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Editor’s note: These sketches on this page are merely sketches. The stars are not in their exact place. However, they are close enough to find them in the night sky. But as with most stars, it takes persistence to finally locate them.

 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)”

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TOMORROW…

” JUNE 3 (How To Live By Faith, Part 1; Sure-Fire Faith-KIllers)”

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO STUDY IN JEREMIAH 

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YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.

 

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THIS STUDY #518 IS PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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