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Part 42: Has Satan Blinded Many Toward The Truth of The Church?
Peace be unto you. We thank Almighty God for His grace and mercy. And of this grace and mercy we are grateful for Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
One came as we know in the flesh to be called Father. However one came for everlasting in the Spirit as the Father for humankind. Christ came and died for our sins. This we confess in prayer to God and not to man.
Peace and Love, Carl A. Patton a willing and humble slave of Almighty God writing for the FreedomJournal 4 September 2006 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth
Brethren how can Satan blind those that want to see? As the Dark, Dark Ages came up from beneath the earth upon the people and land, Christians were persecuted. However the true church fled to the wilderness and went under-ground to stay above ground.
Turn with us now to II Thessalonians 2:7. We advise you to read and digest this entire chapter but for our direct purposes we note verse 7.
II Thessalonians 2:7. “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. (Also see I John 2:18).
The thirst for power became a festering greed among those who had defected from the ranks of Elders and proclaimed themselves Bishops. (See III John 9). Meanwhile the heathens that ruled the land stood in the way. Meanwhile this power was consolidated when the church merged with the state.
The phrase “until he be taken out of the way” means until the pagan religion of the Roman Empire is replaced by the professed and true Christian religion claimed by the Bishops.
As the period of Dark, Dark Ages continued Rome posed a great contradiction to the true church as they worshipped idols.
But in all of this confusion the true saints must stand. Some stood then and many still stand and make up a vast remnant that see few church houses and seldom embrace those that come claiming a call to preach the word.
Revelation 13:10. “He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.” (See Isaiah 33:1).
Moral law governs those that lead. Paul teaches this in Galatians 6:7. The patience and faith of the saints is seen as they remain steadfast to the Truth of God during the rule of the wicked. Therefore as they keep God first and stay in prayer they are not blinded by Satan and his lies.
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