I would that I could reveal all that has been revealed unto me. Yet, you are yet to receive it. The three parables of Matthew chapter 25 could very well be the single most important set of parables to your very future. Yet, if you cannot receive the revelation of TRUTH that comes before those parables, how can you receive the revelation of TRUTH that goes forth after them? If you will not receive the understanding that comes before the Parable of the Ten Virgins, how can you receive the understanding that goes forth after it? As you cannot receive the New Testament without the Old, how can you receive the new without the old, the after without the before?
What? Do some think I am babbling on without purpose? Let us see.
Many have the false confidence that they have absolute faith and belief in all that Scripture REALLY, TRULY, and VERILY says. But, sadly, they are deceived. Woe unto such "blind guides" and all such "which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel"! (Matthew 23:24b.) The Great Deceiver is raging. That wicked one would like to see Scripture removed from off the face of the earth. He will seek to entrap the would-be Christians. And he has unleashed a wicked plot!
The Great Deceiver will raise up devils who will ask the supposedly all-Scripture-believing would-be Christian questions that entrap. Those traps will be sprung from the incorrect manmade doctrines that the Great Deceiver has taught and beguiled man to believe.
These devils will ask (both, real and imagined) Christians, "Is your Scripture all true? Do you believe it all?"
The would-be Christian would respond, "I believe it all. In the Parable of the Ten Virgins, Jesus taught me that, in order to have that LIGHT with which to be ready for when He, the Bridegroom, comes, I am to be speaking according to Scripture. So, yes, I believe all of Scripture."
These devils will then ask, "Can Scripture be doctrinally wrong?"
The would-be Christian would respond, "Never. Scripture, God's 'Guidebook for Living', simply is not wrong."
Then these devils will spring their trap. "If the Scripture cannot be wrong, then how can you explain that very Parable of the Ten Virgins that you just mentioned?"
The would-be Christian would not understand the question. The devils would then ask, "In that parable, did Jesus really say that five virgins would be marrying Him when He, the Bridegroom, comes?"
"Yes, Jesus did say that."
The devils would then ask, "And again, Scripture is not doctrinally wrong?"
"Then was not Jesus sinning when He told that parable?"
Again, the would-be Christian would not understand the question. The devils would continue, "Did not Jesus say in Matthew 5:28 that 'whosoever looketh on a woman', that even just thinking about it, a man would be committing adultery, a sin?"
The would-be Christian would more or less "HAVE" to agree that that was supposedly true. The devils would continue, "Did Jesus sin, therefore, when He mentioned marrying unto Himself, not only one, but FIVE virgins? By His even thinking about having more than one bride, wasn't Jesus committing the sin of adultery?"
The would-be Christian would not know the answer and would be entrapped by the manmade doctrine of so-called "adultery". The devils would then go "in for the kill". They would ask the seemingly un-answerable wicked paradox, "Did Jesus sin or is Scripture wrong?"
The believer of the incorrect manmade doctrines of so-called "adultery" would have to choose one of those options. God forbid that such would say that it must be that "Jesus sinned." Thus, rather than say that abominable answer, they would otherwise "have to" accept the Great Deceiver's plan that they actually answer that wicked question with, "The Scripture is wrong." Indeed, such would have fallen right into the Great Deceiver's trap, which had been his original plotted purpose in beguiling man with that false manmade doctrine in the first place!
Indeed, only the truest of the TRUE Children of the LORD will be able to answer the question of that wicked paradox, "Did Jesus sin or is Scripture wrong?". With all boldness, the TRUE Children of the LORD will declare the answer to that wicked, wicked question.
They will joyously proclaim, "Neither! The Scripture, the doctrine of the Father, is pure and TRUE, and even moreso is the Lord Christ Jesus. Jesus did not, even by thinking about it, commit the sin of adultery. Only by the wicked manmade doctrines of the Great Deceiver would one even begin to think that Jesus committed adultery, committed a sin. In fact, however, the Scripture is emphatic that a man does not commit TRUE adultery by loving, blessing, and edifying more than one woman. In fact, the meaning of adultery is 'woman that breaketh wedlock'. The principles of determining adultery are exactly parallel with those of determining idolatry. It is only wicked manmade doctrines that would teach the foolish that either Jesus sinned or that Scripture erred when our Lord and Saviour told the Parable of the Ten Virgins. Now, in the name of my Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus, get thee behind me Satan."
© October 4, 1995, The Standard Bearer
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