JESUS CHRIST IS COME IN THE FLESH- THE PRIME TEST OF THE SPIRITS
IS COME v. HAS COME- Why KJV Only.
1 John 4:2
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
John the Apostle put out a powerful test of the spirits for Christians to be aware of the false teachers and
doctrines.The issue of doctrine is a SPIRITUAL issue and hence concerns once destination in the afterlife.
Wrong doctrine leads one to ETERNAL DESTRUCTION, while Sound Doctrine leads one to ETERNAL LIFE.
During John’s time many false doctrines about the person of Jesus Christ were rampant.This was because
most of the preachers of that time walked physically with Jesus and saw the resurrected Jesus and
his ascension.Throughout their experience they were sure to death that Jesus is the Christ .
So sure that they died for him and were beaten for him.Ask yourself how could people like Peter receive several beatings and still insist on preaching Christ Jesus.Thus, when the beatings were not enough, the death penalty was the key the enemies of the gospel employed to silence Christians and the spread of the doctrine of Christ.
It still did not work and it actually accelerated the growth of the church .The apostles did not commit suicide or voluntary death.They did not die because they were hopeless about life.They were killed because they believed in the truth that Jesus is the Christ and that Jesus is the Lord.
Once the church was settled all over the world, false teachers influenced by demons took center stage and
brought false doctrines that destroyed the faith of many.These people were called Gnostics.
The most dangerous was that of attacking the person of Jesus Christ because once one tampers with that,
they are tampering with the heart of the faith.
Some were saying that Jesus did not come physically or that Jesus did not have a physical body.Others said
that Jesus did not die physically or rise up from the dead.To some his body was of exotic qualities.
Others degraded him to just being a man but not being God.
THE IMPORTANCE OF JESUS CHRIST IS COME IN THE FLESH
This Statement establishes some of the following
1. Supernatural conception yet Physical Birth and growth from a boy to a man.
2. His Descent from the Line of Abraham and David, Jewish lineage and hence a Jew
3.Physical life yet having supernatural powers
4.Physical death and resurrection and ascension
5.God manifest in the flesh,hence the deity of Jesus Christ.
6.The fulfillment of the promises God made to Abraham and David
7.The visible return of Jesus Christ from heaven to rule for a thousand years from Jerusalem
IS COME v. HAS COME- Why KJV Only.
Sadly only the King James version preserves this verse by the “is come”.This is important because
changing the tense to past dangerously makes Jesus a mere man and not God which is serious blasphemy
and creates another Jesus.Anotehr Jesus cannot give you the Holy Spirit.
By making him a mere man,I mean it makes him only historical when he is eternal. When one says has means that he “has” stopped existing.When one says ” was” it also puts a limit on his existence-here today gone tomorrow.Yet Jesus Christ is the same yesterday ,today and forever.
Hence all other bibles that do not have “is come” have a deceptive half truth which is still a lie and a blasphemous one for that matter.Wrong bible versions distort ones faith and distorted faith leads one to destruction.
To be continued
In Christ Jesus,