Apostle Peter wrote the following about Apostle Paul in his letter to Clement: “bad instruction, vain boasting, and other such evils have filled the whole house of this world like some enormous smoke preventing those who dwell in it from seeing the Founder aright.” Peter goes on to say that Paul is the source of these errors, and that his visions deluded him. (Recognitions of Clement 1.15).
“And assembling them, he charged them “not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which you heard from me; that John, indeed, immersed in Water, but you will be immersed in holy Spirit, after a few Days.” Acts 1:4,5 (Diaglott). Jesus’ instruction to his apostles, whom he had chosen. Meanwhile, Saul is still “breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord.” Acts 9:1. Saul, who would later be called Paul, never experienced immersion in the holy Spirit. He never had the true experience. And neither are religious Christians, many of whom claim to have received the Holy Spirit, having been deceived by Paul’s doctrine. “And it happened, while Apollos was in Corinth, Paul, having passed through the upper parts came to Ephesus: and having found Some disciples, he said to them, “Have you received the holy Spirit since you believed?” And they said to him, “We have not even heard whether there be any holy Spirit” Acts 19:1,2 (Diaglott). These are disciples of John, having been baptized with water for repentance. Paul tells them that John told the people that they should believe on him that was to come after, and be baptized in the name, Jesus. The problem is, Paul’s understanding of what it means to believe is not what Jesus taught. It was not about believing [in] Jesus the man, as Paul was inferring. It was about believing the works of the man, the word believe meaning to obey or put action to. John 10:37,38. Yes, they were to be baptized in the name of Jesus. This much is true. “Then Peter said unto them, Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (KJV). “And Peter said to them; Reform, and let each of you be immersed in the name of Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit ” Acts 2:38. (Diaglott). But Paul, not having the true experience of immersion in holy Spirit, misinterpreted what Jesus and Peter said pertaining to the holy Spirit. It was not the Holy Spirit they would receive following their baptism in the name, as Paul is teaching. It was the promise or gift. The teacher of the revelation of 1960 illustrated this way: There is a knock at the door. You open the door. A man hands you a gift. The man is not the gift. The man delivers the gift. The holy spirit is not the gift. The holy spirit delivers the gift. Jesus instructed his apostles to “wait for the promise,” which is the gift. This occurs during the time one is immersed in holy spirit; the holy spirit being the power that delivers the promise or gift, which is truth. One does not receive the Holy Spirit, which has created a lust for spiritual power in religious Christians, which the promise or gift will have no part in. What Paul told the disciples in Ephesus pertaining to the holy Spirit was A LIE, which the churches continue to perpetuate. The disciples in Ephesus believed Paul’s words and were baptized in the name, after which Paul laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues, and prophesying. The power of suggestion. They received exactly what Paul told them they would receive once they believed; a mockery that is being played out in churches around the world. Paul’s teaching on the HOLY SPIRIT were diametrically opposed to the teachings of Jesus and Peter.
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Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2017