What a joyous week this is as all of Christendom rejoices in the sacrificial death and resurrection of the Son of God, the Messiah, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
But did you know that there is “another Jesus” that the Scriptures warns us about? In fact, the Bible teaches that many of those who think they are Christians will be following the wrong Jesus this Easter Sunday – a very serious error because the “other Jesus” cannot save them from their sins.
The “other Jesus” is a cultural concoction of form, ceremony, idolatry, sin and deception. He is whitewashed on the outside, but inside, he is filled with dead men’s bones (Matthew 23:27-28).
In 2 Corinthians 11:3-4, the Holy Spirit warned that people would be teaching “another Jesus” (“Jesus” means “Savior”).
I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preach, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel……
The Nature of Deceivers
In 2 Corinthians 11:13-15, the Holy Spirit warns of men posing as “angels of light” who come to deceive…….
Such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.
Such hirelings fill the pulpits of an astonishing number of churches, preaching immorality, selfishness, unbelief, greed and even worse. They are tares (weeds that look like wheat) among genuine wheat (Matthew 13:24-30).
Not only do many follow a different Jesus, still others mislead many by proclaiming that they are the Christ – meaning “the anointed one”. In the “Olivet Discourse”, Jesus warned of “false Christs” who would deceive many…..
Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, “I am the Christ”, and will deceive many…..many will turn away from the faith.… many false prophets will appear and deceive many people…….(Matthew 24:4-5, 10-11)
And in 1 Timothy 4:1, it says…..
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, David Kyle Foster