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Attitude Toward Jesus Christ
A fourth biblical test of one who claims to be a prophet is to be found in an examination of his or her attitude toward Jesus Christ. Said the apostle John: HONL 20.4
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. 1 John 4:2, 3.
Satan hates the biblical teaching about the incarnation of Jesus Christ, because he refuses to accede the divinity of Christ. A true prophet will declare and not deny the divine/human nature of Jesus Christ. HONL 20.5
Satan hates Jesus. He hates the fact that God became man in Jesus, and especially that Christ defeated him (Satan) at Calvary, coming forth from the tomb triumphant on the first day of the week. Satan is so possessed by his hatred of Christ that he cannot keep it in check, and in “prophets” who are actuated by Satan’s spirit this hatred cannot be kept hidden very long either. HONL 21.1
In the 1970s the psychic Jane Roberts (who died in 1984) created no small sensation by publishing messages from a “spirit guide” named Seth, who, by means of automatic writing, literally dictated messages. In automatic writing, the human medium places his/her hands limply on a typewriter keyboard and engages the mind in a contemplative stance. The medium’s fingers “walk” all over the keyboard, and coherent messages come out of the machine. HONL 21.2
In one of Jane Robert’s books, after more than 6,000 typewritten pages of messages, “Seth” declared that: HONL 21.3
Christ, the historical Christ, was not crucified... .
He had no intention of dying in that manner; but others felt that to fulfill the prophecies in all ways, a crucifixion was a necessity.
Christ did not take part in it. There was a conspiracy in which Judas played a role, an attempt to make a martyr out of Christ. The man chosen was drugged hence the necessity of helping him carry the cross (see Luke 23)–and he was told that he was the Christ.
He believed that he was....
The tomb was empty because this same group carted the body away....
Peter three times denied the Lord (Matthew 26), saying he did not know Him because he recognized that that person was not Christ. 35