“Our lord and prophet, who has sent us, declared to us that the Evil One, having disputed with him for forty days, but failing to prevail against him, promised that he would send Apostles from among his subjects to deceive them. Therefore, above all, remember to shun any apostle, teacher or prophet who does not accurately compare his teachings with James…the brother of our Lord…and this, even if he comes to you with recommendations.” (Homilies of Clement 11.35). Peter, the rock (the teachings) upon which the spiritual church is built, was told by Jesus that there would be Apostles that would come and destroy his teachings. “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18. While Paul understands this spiritual concept, saying that the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, he will form his own doctrine from the knowledge of the ancient sacred texts, which being the son of a Pharisee, and a Pharisee himself, he would have had access to, building a foundation of sand through his false teachings, upon which the physical churches will be built. Jesus had only three years to deliver his teachings, followed by the Apostle that would pervert those teachings. The perversion of Jesus’ teachings began in the city of Ephesus, where Christianity was introduced by Apostle Paul in the 1st century AD. “Pauline Christianity” that is.
The LIE Paul told to the disciples of John in Ephesus: “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). 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. Paul’s teachings on what it means to believe is not what Jesus taught. Paul taught the people that they were to believe in Jesus the man, while the man Jesus drew the attention off of himself and onto the works, which is spoke of and illustrated for us while he was on this earth; the same works as his Father, which was the works of creation, God’s physical creation a pattern or figure for the spiritual creation that is to take place within us, saying, “though you believe not me, believe the works.” John 10:38. Jesus was not about ego. He did not care if the people followed or believed in him. He desired for them to believe the works, through which they would be healed, the word believe meaning to obey or put action to. Paul however was all about ego, stepping outside of his calling, going beyond what he was chosen to do, which was to mention the name of Jesus among those of politics and religion, which would have led them to the twelve that Jesus chose to disseminate his teachings. Paul’s ego had him going throughout the land, gathering a following, feeding the people with his own doctrine of lies, which he spread throughout Asia, if not in person, then through his letters (epistles). So now we know why the council of Nicaea of 325 AD (made up of political and religious leaders) scrapped so much of Jesus’ teachings and kept Paul’s. 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). Original translation: “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).
The LIE Paul told the disciples of John in Ephesus was that they would receive the Holy Spirit following their immersion. It was not the Holy Spirit that they would receive, but the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is what delivers the gift, which Paul clearly did not understand, and never received. If he had received the gift of God he would have never negated the works of the carnal law, which are a pattern or figure for the (spiritual or internal) works that we are to believe (obey). “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. Not of works… “ A perfect example of Paul’s perversion of truth. The truth is, we receive salvation through the works we perform in the period of grace. Salvation is not a gift: something that is bestowed voluntarily and without compensation. Salvation is a reward: a consequence that happens to someone as a result of worthy or unworthy behavior. Salvation is the reward for good works; spiritual works. What is a gift is the spiritual power through which we do these spiritual works.
Paul perverted the truth pertaining to the two things needed for salvation/creation, which is the Spirit (Genesis 1:2) and the word (Genesis 1:3); God’s word being the works of creation. Jesus had only three years to spread his soul-saving doctrine, which was quickly replaced with Paul’s soul-destroying doctrine. To expose the lies in Apostle Paul’s doctrine, and all the doctrines that have been built upon it, we have been given the revelation, which John received of Jesus near the end of the 1st century AD. The first six churches reveal our six (metaphorical) days of (spiritual) works, the seventh a message of instruction for those that have unwittingly skipped over these spiritual works because they have chosen the doctrine of Paul over the doctrine of Jesus. The first four churches are the works of tearing down the false religious image or doctrine, which has taken on many forms since its inception. The word “Paul” means “come to an end.” It is Paul’s false salvation-doctrine that is to come to and end within, along with the ego sustaining it.
“Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write… I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars.”
Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2021