John 1:1-5 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
The Word became flesh
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome [understood] it.
False Christians are those Humans who use the Holy Bible for their religion but do not obey the Lord Jesus Christ. They do not apply His teachings to their own conduct. They do not live their life in obedience to Moral Law. They have God. They claim to have faith in that God. They claim that their faith saves them – no matter that they live evil lives.
The Lord Jesus described them in John’s Gospel:
John 14:24 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
24 ‘Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.’
Even though they acknowledge the above verses at the start of John’s Gospel, false Christians do not apply it to their Christian religion.
Therefore, they have to form a Christian Religion that is made by themselves, not by the Lord Jesus Christ.
We see this with Humans who are not Christian at all – they form their own God’s and Lord’s whom they worship and follow.
False Christians carry on their Human religions but add the title, Christian.
It is truly sad that they do not show loving obedience towards the Lord Jesus Christ they claim to be saved by – though their conduct does not reflect such belief. Hence some claim they cannot prove God exists, they just believe he does.
None of this is new! The Lord Jesus has always been a stumbling block to those who are False Believers in Him.
They get to the Cross, but do not meet the Lord Jesus and obtain Spiritual rebirth into the Family of God. Instead, they avoid him and turn to religion for their salvation. In other words, they deceive themselves.
Not for them the life of a true Christian:
John 14:23 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
23 Jesus replied, ‘Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.’
YET! Praise be to God that the Lord Jesus Christ is still reaching out to offer False Christians true salvation.
Empowered by God the Holy Spirit, these TRUE Christians as described in John 14:23 are preaching the Gospel of Jesus as His Witnesses.
Sharing in the sufferings of their wonderful Lord and Saviour that His light can shine out of them into the darkness which all False Christians live in. Live in while under the power of the Devil who feeds them full of lies and deceit.
False Christians need spiritual help to see their evildoing in ignoring a spiritual life full of perfect love and remaining in a human life full of their own selfishness. They face the Lord’s judgement.
It’s all about Spiritual Warfare! Fighting against the Devil and those who belong to him.