Satan, an imitator
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.”
Satan, after all, is an imitator, a crafty one. He is a deceiver and the father of lies. Let us have a closer look to an example of his imitation and craftiness, even his gospel about Peter being the Rock. But first let us read some verses to prove that since time immemorial, there are other gospels that was not taught by Jesus Christ. Even the true gospel itself is being adulterated by Satan and his cohorts as testified by St Paul!
“Be on your guard against the yeast/leaven of the Catholic Church and her cohorts.”
2 Corinthians 11:
1I hope you will put up with a little of my foolishness; but you are already doing that. 2I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him. 3But 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.
4For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough. 5But I do not think I am in the least inferior to those “super-apostles.” 6I may not be a trained speaker, but I do have knowledge. We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way.
7Was it a sin for me to lower myself in order to elevate you by preaching the gospel of God to you free of charge? 8I robbed other churches by receiving support from them so as to serve you. 9And when I was with you and needed something, I was not a burden to anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied what I needed. I have kept myself from being a burden to you in any way, and will continue to do so. 10As surely as the truth of Christ is in me, nobody in the regions of Achaia will stop this boasting of mine. 11Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do! 12And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. 13For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.
Peter being called a rock, as the Catholic does is a proof of another Jesus. Jesus Christ is supposed to be the rock spoken by God through his mouth.
Would you agree that Matthew 16 contains a prophesy for different entities and persons? And you might find yourselves belonging to those prophesied on the Chapter that the Catholic Church is clearly trying to monopolize. Sadly, you may have the spirit considered as a stumbling block.
Based on the Chapter: Matthew 16, Jesus prophesied, (God the Father speaking through Jesus Christ) that St Peter shall be maliciously used and be referred to as a rock. You can read later after you have read the verses, again and again.
Some, having the mind of men not of God understood differently. But actually, St Peter, Simon Barjonas, was referred to by Jesus as a stone in this verse, having previously given him the name, Peter. If you are Peter, you will think, “Yes I am Peter, you changed my name from Simon to Peter.” And yet, Jesus reminded him again, “I tell you, thou art Peter,…”
In this chapter, it continued, “…upon this rock, I am going to build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Through Jesus Christ, the God the Father until now is reminding Satan that the gates of hell shall not win over the Church of God, where Jesus Christ is the rock or foundation.
Let us see first how Peter acknowledged Jesus Christ as the Son of the living God.
15He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.
These verses show that it is the Father who shall reveal to us the divine understanding of who Jesus Christ is. And the Father also told Peter something he will later on understand once the prophecy takes place.
Obviously, it is neither the Roman Catholic Church nor Satan who has the authority to declare who the the Rock is, but the Father in Heaven.
To continue, Jesus Christ began to prophesy:
18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
Peter was told he is a stone, then told him the prophecy about the rock.
This verse and the next verses were even used by the Roman Catholic as part of their teaching to further prove that St Peter is the rock because of the giving of the keys of the kingdom of heaven:
19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
20Then he warned his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ.
But the verses imply that Jesus Christ was the one being mentioned to have the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever he looses on earth will be loosed in heaven. After which, Jesus warned his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ.
20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
28I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”
The “he” referred to here was Jesus Christ! How would you know if Jesus Christ is doing the binding and losing, when you are doing what should be bound and loosed. You cannot bind and loose something that is unbiblical. In contrast, you will surely know that Jesus Christ will be with the two or three if they do what the Father says, which is of course found in the Holy Bible, the teachings.
18″I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
19″Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. 20For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”
1Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. 3For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. 6After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born. 9For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. 11Whether, then, it was I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.
The above verse, hope you understood, that Peter has now seen the prophecy manifested. The Gates of Hell really did not prevail against Jesus Christ.
Verses found below impart to Christians, including Peter, not to doubt the foundation of the Church, which is Jesus Christ, this is because some Jews failed to accept that Jesus Christ is a God and the son of God, not a mere man.
If you can only see yourself, should you be the Jews Jesus Christ preached to before, and if you are a historian, people will read these things in the future. Not only Jews shall be reading the scriptures but also those who has the spirit of the unbelieving Jews. Thus, Satan has his close watch, and unable to control his contempt, began rebuking Jesus Christ for the overwhelming prophecy.
Matthew 16:21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.
22Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”
So, in this verse, is Peter really the one trying to rebuke Jesus Christ? No, it is not Peter, it is Satan. It’s like the serpent telling Eve that she will not die when she eats the fruit of good and evil.
Genesis 3:4 “You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
But Jesus Christ is the Adam that gives life and he knows the mystery of Satan, so he replied:
Matthew 16:23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.”
Blatantly, we should not be shocked why the Roman Catholic Church is bragging their authority. This is because they have in mind the things of men, just like their “father,” not the things of God!
Since then, Peter for them became the “Rock.” Catholics would even refer to every stories made by men that will benefit their claim, including the Aramaic language that they said was used by Matthew. Thus, Peter became the foundation of the Roman Apostolic Catholic Church.
Even a brother in the Church of God knows this is a lie, this is not what God revealed to Peter and the complete reference for knowledge are those that God referred to contained in the HOLY BIBLE:
Isaiah 34:16 Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.
Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he that
readeth, and they that
hear the words of this PROPHECY,
and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
There you go, the Peter that the Roman Catholic Church is trying to monopolize is really Satan who is trying to tempt Jesus Christ!
Satan believed this too for the lack of understanding. Satan neither have the capacity nor ability, even power to read the hearts of every man, what more to read Jesus Christ’s heart!
Do you still wonder why the Catholics and her daughter churches, even though they know that it is not the person of Peter who rebuked Jesus Christ, but the evil spirit that has spoken out of the mouth of Peter, still did not realize what was really happening that time? This is due to the lack of understanding they acquired from Satan as mentioned in these verses:
7What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened, 8as it is written, “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, down to this very day.”
9And David says, “Let their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them; 10let their eyes be darkened so that they cannot see, and bend their backs forever.”
The Church of God was made a spectacle to angels too. Therefore it will not be hard to accept that even Jesus Christ was being watched by Satan during that time.
1 Corinthians 4:
9For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at the end of the procession, like men condemned to die in the arena. We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to men.
Satan really is a deceiver. He tries to imitate God and the teachings. God the Father spoke through Jesus Christ. Satan spoke through Peter.
Satan, as an imitator, has also built his own church together with the river of teachings that he tries to put in the hearts of every man.
15Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent.
20 But the wicked are like the tossing sea,
which cannot rest,
whose waves cast up mire and mud.
Satan’s church even gave birth to prostitutes based on Revelation 17. But be forewarned, he imitates the things of God to deceive people and even angels. Satan might have thought that Jesus Christ can be tempted like Eve. Even so, he might have thought too that Peter really is the rock because of his ignorance. Hence, he obviously used this situation to deceive people and angels. He made his own gospel, being preached by the Roman Catholic Church!
To prove that different teachings and other gospels, even from the time of the Apostles, are existing already, let us read first the true Church mentioned in these chapters and verses:
1 Corinthians 11:
1Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
2I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the teachings, just as I passed them on to you.
3Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.
1Paul, an apostle—sent not from men nor by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— 2and all the brothers with me,
To the churches in Galatia:
3Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
6I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! 9As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!
10Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.
11I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up. 12I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.
Jesus is the true chief cornerstone. Jesus is really the rock!
1 Corinthians 3:
11For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. 14If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. 15If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.
16Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? 17If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple.
18Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise. 19For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”; 20and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” 21So then, no more boasting about men! All things are yours, 22whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.
From the verse, Jesus Christ will be the one helping Christians that will remain in the Church of God until the end.
27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
28Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
The chief cornerstone is Jesus Christ, the rock that the gates of hell did not prevail against. The true church is the Church of God that is grounded and founded in that foundation or rock. With a promise of salvation, Jesus Christ being the foundation and having the keys of the gates of heaven.
1 Corinthians 1
1Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes,
2To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours:
3Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
4I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 5For in him you have been enriched in every way—in all your speaking and in all your knowledge—
6because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you.
7Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. 8He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.
12 Then they understood that he was not telling them to guard against the yeast used in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
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35And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
36Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.
37But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.
38But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.
39And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.
40When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?
41They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
42Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
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