The spirit of antichrist leads the promotion of the Gnostic gospels and the Da Vinci Code. The deceivers work tirelessly to sabotage the faith of weak believers. They present documents written in the last part of the second century, obvious forgeries claiming to be written by Judas and Mary Magdalene, and accuse the Christian community of having erred by not circulating these documents.

The Gnostic gospels were not circulated for a very obvious reason. They were lies produced by a group of heretics who denied that Jesus is the Son of God, that he was God born in the flesh, and that He died on the cross as a sacrifice for the sins of the world. These people did not seek the savior in reality, because they believed that they would be saved by special knowledge, by connection with their idea of God. Their beliefs were closely connected with eastern religion, and many of their concepts are found in the teachings of the Persian Prophet Zorathustra, founder of Zorastrianism. The new age movement and the modern Gnostics are all partners in the same lies. They say that Jesus is not God, and that He is not the only way to salvation.

Unfortunately, two very large Christian cults have been promoters of the same lie, that Jesus is not God. I will not name them, but encourage each of you to examine what you have been taught about Jesus. Have you been taught that Jesus was an angel in the beginning? Have you been taught that Jesus is a god, but not the one God? Have you been taught that Jesus was just a man who was called the Son of God because he received the Holy Spirit at his baptism?

John warned against those who deny that Jesus is God in the flesh,

1 John 2:18-23-"Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come." ------"Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist-he denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also."
1 John 4:1-3-"Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world."
1 John 5:20-"We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true-even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life."
2 John 7-"Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist."

Notice what John says about Jesus in his gospel,

John 1:1-5--"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning."
"Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men."
John 1:14-"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." NIV

Do not be deceived by Satanís hype. Jesus is the one and only Son of God, begotten by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the virgin Mary. He is our Savior, for all who come to Him by faith.

Randolph Gonce,

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