Start Here ...



- "What are the foundational truths of Jesus we must believe to realize our salvation?"


-
Why "everlasting destruction" is a mistranslation. How to overcome a major hurdle to the truth of the salvation of all through Jesus (excerpt from upcoming book Duration of Destruction)

- FREE!
Read Jesus and Hitler on this site, or download it.

- Read the story of my somewhat winding road to Jesus: From stripping to Scientology to Jesus



Who is The Biggest Jesus?

The Biggest Jesus is the Savior of all mankind by His life, death, and resurrection. The following verses are foundational to this great truth,
... we rely on the living God, Who is the Saviour of all mankind, especially of believers.
—1 Timothy 4:10 Concordant Literal New Testament (CLNT)
And we have gazed upon Him, and are testifying that the Father has dispatched the Son, the Saviour of the world.
—1 John 4:14 CLNT
[our Saviour, God] wills that all mankind be saved and come into a realization of the truth.
—1 Timothy 2:4 CLNT
Most in Mainstream Christianity teach a small Jesus that saves only a fraction of humanity. Lucky for you if you're part of the fraction. If not, I can't help you, and neither can tiny Jesus.

Jesus, the imposter


The superlative adjective biggest tells us that multiple things are being compared. In this case, we are comparing Jesuses. The apostle Paul wrote,
Yet I fear lest somehow, as the serpent deludes Eve by its craftiness, your apprehensions should be corrupted from the singleness and pureness which is in Christ. 4 For if, indeed, he who is coming is heralding another Jesus whom we do not herald, or you are obtaining a different spirit, which you did not obtain, or a different evangel, which you do not receive, you are bearing with him ideally.
—2 Corinthians 11:3–4 CLNT
It's amazing how easily we will accept "another Jesus." And it's been happening since the time of the apostles.

We must realize that multiple Jesuses are being proclaimed to humanity. Then we can compare each Jesus' traits against the Scriptures to see if we are believing in the true Son of God.

Satan has stolen the name "Jesus" and placed it on an appealing imposter. There is “another Jesus” who is proclaimed by those who are deceived by the serpent. This other Jesus is different—smaller in many ways—than the authentic Jesus proclaimed by the apostles. The imposter is handsome and dresses quite well. In fact, he is much better looking than the Biggest Jesus (see Isaiah 53:2).

Those who believe in “another Jesus” are deceived along with those proclaiming him. I have firsthand knowledge of this powerful deception because, for about 18 years, I ignorantly believed in, followed, and proclaimed “another Jesus.” We've all been deceived in some way. Realizing that we are deceptable should cause us to be alert to the subtle lies of the Adversary. But the truth can, and will, set us free. And God will use our experience of deception, and the freedom from it, to make us wiser and stronger as we continue to grow in our knowledge of Him.

Wikimania 2017 by Ovedc - Wikimania 2017 post-conference - Barbie dolls - 15
A Barbie for all
Satan has continued through the centuries to add to the foundational lie of "another Jesus" by offering a wide variety of fake Jesuses to appeal to the wide variety of today's religious consumers. The American toy company Mattel used this same strategy with their world-famous Barbie dolls. They've created multiple spin-offs of the original blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty to appeal to more people.

Satan has concealed the true Jesus from millions of people by quickly presenting the imposter to those who show a hint of interest in learning about Jesus. The Adversary dresses his knockoff Jesus in theological jargon and rock-solid man-made traditions. When someone presents a Jesus to you, compare their version of Him to properly translated Scriptures. I recommend using the Concordant Literal New Testament and the Concordant Version of the Old Testament.

The pattern I have experienced and have seen in others is this: we will see and believe in the imposter first, then God will open our eyes to see the true Son of God, the Biggest Jesus. At this point we face a dilemma, "Will I stick with the Jesus that I'm familiar and comfortable with, and who all my friends believe in, or will I leave him to follow the Biggest Jesus, the Savior of the world?"


Adam vs. Adam


One of the greatest lies of the Adversary reduces Jesus to a small, failed Savior. This Jesus is either not willing, or not able, to undo the results of Adam's sin.

But the Biggest Jesus is bigger than the first man, Adam. He undoes all the negative results of Adam's sin. The most damaging result of his sin is death. But the Biggest Jesus will raise all humanity to a new, higher level than ever before. Jesus is called “the last Adam” in 1 Corinthians 15:45. His superiority over the first Adam is shown in the following verses,
For even as, in Adam, all are dying, thus also, in Christ, shall all be vivified.
If there is a soulish body, there is a spiritual also. Thus it is written also, The first man, Adam, “became a living soul:” the last Adam a vivifying Spirit.
—1 Corinthians 15:22,45 CLNT
Consequently, then, as it was through one offense for all mankind for condemnation, thus also it is through one just award for all mankind for life's justifying.
—Romans 5:18 CLNT
Romans 5:18 tells us the first Adam took all mankind down with him into condemnation by his one offense. But it also tells us that all mankind is lifted out of the condemnation and justified by Jesus' work.

Mainstream Christianity denies the fullness of the awesome power, love and accomplishments of the Biggest Jesus. If you ask them, Is Jesus greater than Adam? they will say, Of course He is.But their teachings contradict this. They teach that Jesus will not vivify (resurrect to immortality) all those who are dying in Adam, thus they deny the Scriptures you just read.

The vast majority in Mainstream Christianity teach that their Jesus will eternally torment all who do not believe in their Jesus. A smaller segment in Mainstream Christianity teaches that Jesus will completely annihilate unbelievers, leaving them dead forever. Thus they contradict one of the most glorious Scripture verses you'll ever read,  
The last enemy is being abolished: death.
—1 Corinthians 15:26 CLNT
The teachings of eternal torment and everlasting annihilation deny that the vivification of all will render death completely inoperative (1 Corinthians 15:22, 26). The reality is that death will become powerless when the Biggest Jesus makes all mankind immortal and God becomes All in all. The Biggest Jesus will complete His great work at the consummation of the eons, which is described in 1 Corinthians 15:20–28,
Yet now Christ has been roused from among the dead, the Firstfruit of those who are reposing. 21 For since, in fact, through a man came death, through a Man, also, comes the resurrection of the dead. 22 For even as, in Adam, all are dying, thus also, in Christ, shall all be vivified. 23 Yet each in his own class: the Firstfruit, Christ; thereupon those who are Christ's in His presence; 24 thereafter the consummation, whenever He may be giving up the kingdom to His God and Father, whenever He should be nullifying all sovereignty and all authority and power. 25 For He must be reigning until He should be placing all His enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy is being abolished: death.
27 For He subjects all under His feet. Now whenever He may be saying that all is subject, it is evident that it is outside of Him Who subjects all to Him. 28 Now, whenever all may be subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also shall be subjected to Him Who subjects all to Him, that God may be All in all.
Just as Christ, the Firstfruit, was raised to immortality, so it will be for believers at His return, then finally those at the consummation. The two classes yet to be raised will be immortalized following the pattern of Christ.

The last book in the Bible, Revelation, is not the end of Jesus' work. The passage you just read is the glorious consummation of God's and Jesus' work through the eons. I suggest you read these verses again and again until they solidify in your mind and heart what is God's ultimate goal for His relationship with His creation—"that God may be All in all." This is heavy-duty stuff, and you're part of it.


Jesus vs. Satan


Satan's two biggest weapons are lies and death. We've just seen that the Biggest Jesus will render death completely inoperative. But what about the innumerable lies that he's used to blind humanity for millennia? Will they have an everlasting effect?

What is God's will concerning this? He tells us very clearly in 1 Timothy 2:4,
[our Saviour, God] wills that all mankind be saved and come into a realization of the truth.
—1 Timothy 2:4 CLNT
It's easy to focus on the first part of this amazing verse—"God wills that all mankind be saved"—and overlook the second part. God also wills that all mankind "come into a realization of the truth." 

If all mankind will realize the truth, then the enemy's lies, and all the negative results from them, will be undone.

The apostle John gives us this tremendously encouraging verse,
Yet he who is doing sin is of the Adversary, for from the beginning is the Adversary sinning. For this was the Son of God manifested, that He should be annulling the acts of the Adversary.
—1 John 3:8
Part of Jesus' mission is to annul the Adversary's acts. My question is this: "Will the Biggest Jesus annul all of the Adversary's acts, or only some of them?" This verse doesn't say. I believe the Scriptures teach the complete victory of Jesus over all of Satan's acts. We've just seen the undoing of lies and death. If you believe Jesus annuls only some of his acts, which ones does He not undo? I'm seriously open to your input on this. Please provide chapter and verse from the Scriptures with your answer. 

2 Corinthians 4:3–4 gives us hope concerning our Adversary,
Now, if our evangel is covered, also, it is covered in those who are perishing, 4 in whom the god of this eon blinds the apprehensions of the unbelieving so that the illumination of the evangel of the glory of Christ, Who is the Image of the invisible God, does not irradiate them.
Satan is called "the god of this eon." Yes, he is currently blinding people to the truth of Christ. But his "reign" is limited to this current eon. Besides, he is on a God-controlled leash, even in this eon (see Job 1:6–2:10).

Have faith, the Biggest Jesus will undo all of Satan's works.


The massive masquerade


Beware, the deception does not just involve another Jesus (or multiple other Jesuses), but also a massive army of priests, teachers, pastors, theologians and bible-thumpers peddling their tiny, impotent Jesuses.

The apostle Paul warns us in 2 Corinthians 11:13–15,
For such are false apostles, fraudulent workers, being transfigured into apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel, for Satan himself is being transfigured into a messenger of light. 15 It is no great thing, then, if his servants also are being transfigured as dispensers of righteousness -- whose consummation shall be according to their acts.
We need to be alert. The false apostles and fraudulent workers look and smell like the real deal. In fact, they usually look and smell better than the real deal. (Damn, why do they get to look and smell so good?) Many of them may not even be aware that they are being used by Satan to deceive others. Still, deception flows from their lips, pens, pulpits and word processors as Satan energizes their acts.

Compare all that they say with the Scriptures. Compare all that I say with the Scriptures. There are no perfect teachers out there. Take ownership of your relationship with God and study His word for yourself.


Thank you, Poshmark


Poshmark is an online market where people can buy and sell new or used clothing, shoes and accessories. And Poshmark, to their credit, is honest about their dishonesty.

While researching for this post, I looked at counterfeits. Fake clothing and accessories are big business, so I googled "Gucci" and found a page on Poshmark titled:
knockoff gucci clutches & wallets
How's that for being up-front and honest? You can buy an actual Gucci Marmont clutch for around $1300 on Gucci's site. You can get a knockoff Gucci for around $250.

As you can see, knockoffs aren't nearly as valuable as the real deal. But they're very valuable to those who peddle them and to those who buy them. In the same way, knockoff Jesuses are valuable to their peddlers and purchasers. Try telling them to give up their tiny Jesus and you'll see how devoted they are to him.

Wouldn't it be great for humanity if church signs were as honest as Poshmark?

Despite the fact that fake Jesuses currently dominate the landscape, it is possible to know the Biggest Jesus—the Savior of the world and the Dispenser of truly amazing grace for all mankind. Be alert. Study the Scriptures.
Yet be growing in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
—2 Peter 3:18 CLNT
Take a look around this site and enjoy the truth of the Biggest Jesus.
___________________________________
Photo credits
"Barbie dolls" by Ovedc [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]
"Funny church signs" by au_tiger01 used under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ (sign words changed)



No comments:

Post a Comment

Hey, let's get the conversation going, post a comment.