While thousands of differing ideas on christianity compete among themselves, as we have seen from direct statements attributed to both Paul and Jesus, all of them are wrong!
What has occurred is so amazingly simple, yet the various religious structures claiming to represent Christ cannot admit it, because the simple truth would put them all out of business!
When YHVH made a deal with Abraham, here, in essence, is what he told Abraham:
“You, Abraham, will have a son. This son will not be born by any work or effort you can achieve, but will be done by my power. There will be other children, born of this same promise, throughout history, foreknown just as Isaac, predestined just as Isaac, and called just as Isaac.(Romans 8:29-30) These children are selected and known by me, YHVH, to become world rulers in a kingdom here on earth. I will choose them, and I will control the conditions of their birth.”
That, in fact, is what Paul plainly taught in Romans chapter 9.
In Galatians 3:29, Paul plainly states that if you are “Christ’s, then you are “Abraham’s seed” and heirs according to that same promise made, regarding Isaac!
Even more directly, Paul states in Galatians 4:28: “Now we brethren, as Isaac was, are children of the promise”.
The implications of this simple idea are staggering! If this is true, and Paul has clearly stated so, then all professing christian religions are false! Every single one of them!
That means, quite simply, that you are not bound to join any man-made religion, because it would be useless, and that’s exactly what Jesus told us in Matthew 24:23!
As we see in 2 Peter 2:19, Whatever overcomes any man, to that he is enslaved! If you follow any doctrine, dogma, or ideology because you feel necessarily obligated to it, you have been enslaved by it!
As I have shown in earlier essays, it is simply impossible to place all truth in one package, and it is impossible to define “God” by any single human system of thought.
In fact, Paul himself has confirmed this simple point by telling us in Romans 8:7 that the carnal, natural mind is enmity against God and cannot be subject to God’s laws.
The fact is quite simple: the sacrifice of Christ, his death at the hands of the law, set you completely free from man-made authority systems!
In future essays, I will explain this simple and amazing truth by direct biblical teachings.