False Christ? Deception?
I saw a vision of what I thought was Jesus on the cross. I saw people coming towards, “Jesus”, on the cross and the cross was on a hill just as it would have been when Jesus was originally crucified What no one saw as they approached the cross was that there was instead of level ground where one could kneel, a large pit. As people were coming they would fall into the pit, like they would a trap, and once there, they required assistance to be able to get out, however, the fallacy of this whole thing is, Jesus is no longer on the cross and our sin, past, present, and future has already been paid for. We ask for forgiveness because we already have been forgiven . The religious Jesus is perpetually on the cross because those in bondage to religion are for ever confessing sins that they have already been forgiven for. The word religion comes from the Latin word religare which means to bind or hold back. What comes to mind is the following scriptures:
For false Christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders; so much so that, if it were possible, they would deceive even the elect. Behold, I have told you beforehand. Therefore if they shall say to you, Behold, He is in the desert! Do not go out. Behold, He is in the secret rooms! Do not believe it. (Mat 24:24-26)
Let them alone and disregard them; they are blind guides and teachers. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a ditch. (Mat 15:14)
Religion is a “pit” from which you can not escape from on your own. You need Jesus to set you free from the bondage and trappings of religion. When coming to the cross of the true Christ, we leave our sins and failures at the foot of the cross and walk away free people. Religion is a constant reminder of our sin and we are locked in a never-ending cycle, i.e., the pit, of confessing sins for which we have been forgiven. Remember, Jesus came to take away the sins of the world, John 1:29.
In the above verse, John 1:29, the Greek verb for “take away” is aírō – and it means to take away sin, meaning the imputation or punishment of sin (Joh_1:29; 1Jn_3:5; 1Sa_15:25); to bear the punishment of sin (Lev_5:17; Num_5:31; Num_14:33); to take away by taking upon oneself (Mat_8:17; 1Pe_2:24)..
Therefore, when one comes to Christ, he/she is not a “sinner saved by grace” but now is the Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
For He has made Him who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.