In warfare, it is extremely difficult to win a war being waged on two fronts. When one of those fronts is within one’s own ranks the task becomes even more difficult. The Church of God established on the Day of Pentecost 31 A.D. had barely come into being when war broke out against her on two fronts. This war was designed to destroy her completely. In his all-out attempt to end the upstart organization before it could gain momentum, Satan used the Jewish hierarchy and the Roman Empire in an open frontal assault designed to destroy her physically through death and imprisonment. At the same time he was establishing a secret internal front using members of the church whose goal was to destroy her spiritually by attacking the teachings of her Founder and His apostles.
Some 22 years after her founding we find the Apostle Paul addressing the churches located in the region known as Galatia. In this letter he warned them about the terrorist war that was taking place within the church itself. Bear in mind that the letters written to specific churches eventually made their way throughout the entire church system so that everyone received the apostle’s instructions. Today those letters, etc. are found in the Holy Bible which was preserved for God’s people during the end times. Though the church was less than a generation old, we find Paul warning her that she was heading toward self-destruction. He was shocked that they were ALREADY TURNING AWAY FROM THE GOSPLE THEY HAD BEEN TAUGHT BY THE APOSTLES. False prophets within the church were teaching them a PERVERTED GOSPEL (Gal. 1:6-9). For this to be happening Satan’s messengers had to be accepted and respected by those within the church. They had to be “one of the people.” The prevailing attitude toward them was that there was nothing wrong with listening to their version of God’s Truth–His Word (Jn. 17:17). This in spite of His Words to Eve that she was not to so much as “touch” the forbidden tree, which spiritually refers to false teachings.
Never one to mince words, Paul warned the Galatians that even if an angel from heaven changed any part of God’s Truth, that angel would be accursed–separated from God. Considering this, we should not be surprised if a demon inhabits a human being and speaks through him/her. Recall that Satan himself spoke through Peter (Mat. 16:21-23). One need only turn on the t.v. or radio or go on-line to find literally dozens (thousands world-wide) of demon-influenced men and women (and some who are not sure) proclaiming their perverted versions of God’s gospel, being careful not to use those passages that refute their theology. This practice is carried on in spite of Paul’s admonition to preach the “whole counsel of God” when addressing any Biblical subject (Acts 20:27). Jesus said in Luke 10:16 that those who reject any part of God’s Word DESPISE BOTH HIMSELF AND HIS FATHER. The Lord speaks to Truth-rejecting “despisers” in Acts 13:41, telling them that He would do a work which THEY WILL NOT BELIEVE THOUGH ONE OF HIS MINISTERS DECLARES IT TO THEM. In 2 Timothy 3:3 He again addresses despisers, telling them that, though they have a form (outward appearance) of godliness, they deny its power (to make men godly). He warns true God seekers to turn away from such people WHO ARE IN THE CHURCH. These are SPIRITUAL TERRORISTS POSING AS TRUE BELIEVERS. These are pastors, evangelists, missionaries, teachers, deacons, mothers, fathers, etc. who, by their words and deeds, are teaching others to follow church doctrine which is the antithesis of God’s Word as this ministry was designed by God to proclaim.
False prophets–spiritual terrorists–are demon controlled messengers sent by Satan to wage spiritual warfare within professing Christendom. What those in Catholicism/Protestantism do not realize is that they are all spiritual terrorists who are waging war against themselves and everyone else in their organization. A sure sign that we have entered the last days is the fact that the Counterfeit Church’s various cults are now coming together in “interfaith worship services,” etc. This pooling of spiritual darkness will eventually produce the one-world religion written about in the Book of Revelation. In this religious body everyone will supposedly be spiritually in tune with god as they follow the False Prophet in worshiping the Antichrist who will present himself as God.
In summary, while those within the various churches assure themselves and others that they are right with God, they are in fact waging spiritual terrorism against themselves and those who know them. This catastrophe is the result of committing spiritual treason against God, which perfectly describes those involved in Catholicism/Protestantism. L.J.