Raiders of the Messianic Kingdom
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The New Communion
To say that the Raiders of the Messianic Kingdom are preaching salvation by works is too simplistic. In a more complicated maneuver they have dismissed the doctrine of personal salvation. The Raiders have redefined salvation as a state which is incrementally obtained through participation in the salvation process of the world, and the world’s salvation is obtained by the successful implementation of the social gospel programs. This is the their new communion, and by partaking of it one enters into ‘community’ with a new body of believers by whose blood and sweat all the several members are redeemed. The work of the whole is accounted unto each for righteousness, and propitiation is guaranteed to them individually whether they live to see the kingdom finally established on earth, or parish in the undertaking.
This is the tenet of the social gospel of their false kingdom that provides its most alluring power; and it is, as an anti-grace gospel, an affective imitation of the Gospel of Grace. As with grace, one in this communion with the Raiders does not need to attain perfection, but only put saving faith in the hope of a coming kingdom of world salvation, and in the accomplished works of its new communitarians.
These Raiders of the Messianic Kingdom are motivated by the same idea as the crowds were who sought to take Jesus by force and make Him king.
After feeding five thousand men with five barley loaves and two small fishes:
Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone. (Joh 6:14-15).
Firstly, He was not to receive a kingdom from men, which would have been the case had He allowed them to make Him king over their kingdom. He is to receive the kingdom from His father (Dan 7:12-14).
This is not a minor protocol of ordination. From the standpoint of these perspective subjects, the king is not the center of the kingdom, but the provisions that are in the kingdom are what they reverence:
Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did. But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man. (Joh 2:23-25)
All unregenerate men would have a kingdom of such a nature as would minister to all their physical needs and never give a thought to worshiping the King of righteousness, or require His presence so long as the land flowed with milk and honey, and health. They would have the kingdom without the king, and they would even prefer it that way.
Additionally, there is the prospect in a kingdom of men to become a little king. This appeals to man’s lust for self-aggrandizement and adulation of men. All the little kings in this kingdom could take turns crowing themselves with their achievements, and receive the recognitions they crave in the from of worship.
Jesus foretold that this is precisely what will transpire prior to his return; a kingdom will arise on earth with several kings. They will promise universal good health and a balm for every ill. Their cures will be said to come from cannibalizing human life to create new life, and the subjects will clamor for it from the same sinful desires that prompts them to seek the fabled fountain of youth by application of chemicals and the expensive cutting away of flesh.
There will be the promise of comfortable provisioning for all who will enter this kingdom, and it will include every pleasure that mankind could lust for.
It is on these conditions that fallen man will receive their king, and why the unregenerate gospel preached by the Raiders of the Messianic Kingdom concentrates on earthly navigation, how to manipulate the road in marriage, career, relationships, and comfort. Their churches are bastions of sensuality satisfying the lust of the eye, and applying the seduction of music to charm the sensitivities of all those who are seeking to worship these things that will be summed up in the Antichrist.
The Lord told such religious men:
I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. (Joh 5:43)
The seekers who are too sensitive for the truth in the Gospel of Grace will receive the Antichrist, who will come in his own name claiming to be God. Him they will receive.