There are Christians who are spoon-fed every day by so-called appointed leaders of the Most High! Sad. It is imperative that we pray to THE Messiah, that we surrender to Him all our members and hearts to walk in righteousness! Yes, we live in this sinful world, but we, as followers of Christ, should not be of the world. 1 John 2:15–17; Love neither the world nor the things of the world. If someone loves the world, then the Father`s love is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the boastful pride of life, is not of the Father, but of the world. The world passes and so do its desires; but he who does the will of God lives forever. Forever = eternity with Christ! Moreover, the «all clean food» interpretation is not part of the story. Although there are discussions about eating with pagans, there is no mention of eating unclean animals before or after the vision. Nor is this interpretation born through the rest of Acts, which continues to portray believers as a Torah-practicing sect of Judaism. Nebuchadnezzar, a wild beast bent over the growth of hair in long nails, what is the message? The more money and power someone has, the more they are and will be and must hide this beast even more in the shadows and they think no one else can see them. What happens if a lion is discovered and frightened? He starts on you and attacks because he is afraid and has to defend himself. Yes, human nature is like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour, I bet no one has ever considered themselves like that, but a devil out there is anything but them. I`m not here to debate or deny evil spirits or anything, but I`m trying to get to the point of what`s going on in people`s minds.
No one in the world sees himself as a proud, wicked, self-righteous animal who hates people and breaks his commandments every day, almost every breath lies every day who knows how many lies? So many lies that they can`t even admit that they are lying at all, they are actually perfect! Eventually, whoever ends up in the lake of fire and is tortured and burned forever ends, man, I hope these people are perfect. The carnal understanding that leads to doctrines of demons talking about physical fire when this is not the message. Paul`s alleged encounter with Jesus took place after Jesus` return to heaven. In Acts 3:21, we are told that Jesus once ascended to heaven; He must then remain in heaven until all things are restored; About of course the time of his second coming. While the angels confirmed that Jesus would indeed return to earth one day. They also warned that heavenly signs would necessarily accompany this future event. Matthew 24:23–30 gives us a detailed description of the signs that would accompany His return to this earth. Jesus warned His disciples to be very suspicious of anyone who came and claimed that He (Jesus) had indeed returned – Matthew 24:23-26, but whose return was not accompanied by the necessary prophesied signs, and especially if all living people did not witness the turning point with their own eyes.
Acts 3:21 tells us that Jesus once ascended to heaven; He must then remain in heaven until all things are restored; About of course the time of his second coming. Deuteronomy 19:15 and John 8:17; teach us; It is only through the testimony of two witnesses that something can be established as truth. This is crucial, because of all the men who would have been with Paul during his miraculous encounter with Jesus; None of these men share personal accounts of what they actually saw or heard. We are not even given the number, their names, let alone their certificates. This is a great problem for those who claim to trust Paul`s apostolic authority solely because of his Word. Remember, this is the same man who persecuted believers in Christ and was actually on his way to Damascus to arrest them for detaining them. It is true that Paul`s companion, Luke, recorded the details of the historical event, but we only get a personal version of what happened. This is Paul`s version. Even Ananias was not a «witness» of anything relating to the actual event, and although his name is given to us, in his own words we do not receive a personal testimony of what he was told, but we only have Paul`s account of what was shown and said. This unfounded evidence would never stand up in any court, especially God`s judgment. We are all doomed to believe that Paul`s letters came through revelations given to Paul by Jesus, even though they are Paul`s letters in which we find teachings that actually prevent us from following God`s Word – Duet 13:1-3. Since Jesus has all authority in heaven and on earth; I warn everyone reading this post to follow Christ`s words above Paul`s word every time, and you will not be afraid when you stand before the throne on the Day of Judgment.
Jesus asked, Why do you call me Lord and don`t you do what I say? Who is your Lord? Paul or Christ. Personally, I would say that they can be messianic pagans who cling to the Messiah and try to love God with all their heart, soul, strength, and neighbor as themselves. They are not bound by the Sinai Alliance to the 613 mitzvot, but they are still fighting for what they can. The Lord will give them the strength to persevere during the great persecution and eventual martyrdom and to receive the crown of life. Second, when the fulfillment of the law is called «the law of Christ,» it means that our quest for love is guided and strengthened by the life, word, and Spirit of Jesus Christ.