"Another parable he put before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. And the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then has it weeds? He said to them, An enemy has done this. The servants said to him,Then do you want us to go and gather them? But he said, No; lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn." Matthew 13:24-30
The word used in the King James version for "weeds" is "Tares" which is a specific type of weed. In the Strongs Concordance to the Bible it translates the word "Tares" into the "darnell" weed which is a weed that resembles wheat and as the Websters Dictionary puts it:
"A troublesome weed in corn and wheatfields, with rye-like ears, which, when, ground among the grain, are said to be narcotic and stupefying."
This parable is so important for the people to understand, that Jesus interprets it for them:
"And his disciples came to him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field. He answered, He who sows the good seed is the Son of man; the field is the world, and the good seed means the sons of the kingdom; the weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the close of the age. The Son of man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has an ear let him hear." Matthew 13:36-43
So the weeds or "Tares" are the "sons of the evil one" who are sown in and among the people of the world. These people of the world being spoken of are Christians, as Jesus explains that the "good seed" are the "sons of the kingdom" and the one who sowed them into the world was himself, the "Son of man".
A weed, in its common definition, is any undesired, uncultivated plant that grows in profusion so as to crowd out the desired crop. But, the bible gives us the definition of a specific type of weed, the Darnell, that has been described above. This particular weed looks amazingly like the plants that it grows among, the wheat plants, but in reality is of a drug-like nature when consumed. At the time of the planting of the message of true Christianity, there came up among the Christians false teachers who began to bring into the early Christian communities the destructive, stupefying heresies that the apostles and disciples were warning these early Christians to reject.
"But false teachers also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who brought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their licentiousness, and because of them the way of the truth will be reviled. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words; from of old their condemnation has not been idle, and their destruction has not been asleep." II Peter 2:1-3
Notice the wording used; "...false teachers also arose among the people..." this is showing how these false teachers are the weeds that Jesus spoke of in his parable. That, according to the parable, these weeds were allowed to grow in and among the Christians of the world until the harvest or close of the age. But, who are these false teachers?
"Children it is the last hour; and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come; therefore we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out, that it might be plain that they are not of us." I John 2:18-19
The apostle John again, was warning the true Christians about these false teachers whom he called antichrist. "Anti" means "against" and to be "false" is to be "against the truth". He says that it is the "last hour" because the truth of Christianity was being strangled by these weeds or false teachers. John says that there were "many antichrists" and because of this they knew that it was the last hour of true Christianity. The field of the world was becoming overrun with these horrible destructive antichrist weeds!
One of the misconceptions of Christians today is the expectation of "An Anti-Christ". An individual who will, alone and by himself, arise and be "The Anti-Christ".
The only place in the bible that uses the phrase "antichrist" is the first and second letters of John. No where else. The reason most people believe in this concept is because they misinterpret the prophecies and the words used, and as there was an individual who was "Christ", then there logically must be an individual who will be an "Anti-Christ". This might seem like the "logical" conclusion, but it is not in accord with what the bible teaches.
The apostle John teaches that the "antichrist" was not any individual person, but "many antichrists...", and not that the antichrist will come in some not so distant future, but that "many antichrists have come", meaning that there were a lot of them and they were around at the time the apostle John was alive, almost two thousand years ago!
So, exactly who are these antichrists? John says that the antichrists, "went out from us, but they were not of us;" what does this mean? "went out from us" is describing how these people were among the ranks of the original true Christians, but they "went out" or became dissident to the teachings of the real form of Christianity and thus were not of the truth. These antichrists or antichristians fell away from the true Christian communities and began spreading their lies of deceitfulness.
"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day will not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself to be God. Remember ye not, that, when I was still with you I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall the wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie." II Thessalonians 2:3-11 (KJV)
Whats this? It says that God will send upon the people a strong delusion?! But think! This is also like the question in the parable of the weeds and the wheat, that is asked to the sower of the good seed by the servants, "then do you want us to go and gather them [the weeds]." And the reply is: "No; lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. Let both grow together until the harvest;,,," Here the order is given to purposely allow these false teachers to remain in the world spreading their lies until the close of the age. But what is the lie that is being spread?
"Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the father and the Son." I John 2:22
The lie or liar is he who denies or rejects that Jesus is the Christ. But, whats this? Doesnt the word "Christ" just mean Jesus is God? Or maybe its his last name, like Joseph and Mary Christ of 421 Bethlehem Lane? No! Its none of these things! For the word "Christ" has one meaning and one meaning only. The word "Christ" is the Greek translation of the Hebrew "Messiah" as it is stated:
"we have found the Messiah (which means Christ)" John 1:41
"Messiah" is a title referring to the anointed descendants of king David. This lineage of David is the key to the meaning of "Christ". The New Testament opens in the first book, Matthew, the first chapter, the first verse by proclaiming Jesus to be a "son of David".
"This is the book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham,..."
The New Testament makes the point of Jesus being descended from David very evident because this is the main criteria for a person being a Christ. If Jesus was not descended from David, then he could not be a Christ. Period. This was a main teaching in the early Christian church such that the first book of the Gospels is proclaimed to be the "book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David..". The fact that Jesus was a descendant of David was so important to the writers of the gospels, that this fact is repeated over and over again.
Paul referred to himself as the "apostle to the Gentiles" by taking the teachings of Christianity to the Gentiles or those who were not of the house of Israel. In writing to these first communities of Gentiles, Paul would try to help these people understand the importance of Jesus being a Christ, a descendant of David, because they were not familiar with the importance of this lineage. For instance, in Pauls letter to the Romans in the first chapter he begins by making this point as clear as it can be:
"Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God. (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures.) Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; and declared to be Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead." Romans 1:1-4
The word in Greek for "Seed" is "Sperma" or as defined in Strongs Concordance to the bible: "the male sperm". Paul comes right out and says that Jesus is made of the male sperm of David according to the flesh and designated Son of God according to the Spirit of Holiness. Jesus was a descendant of David according to the flesh through the male line by the only other person in the bible that the New Testament literally goes out of its way to show is also a descendant of David. Who is this?
"And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,..." Luke 2:4
Why, if Jesus being a descendant of David is so important, does the bible make the point that it is Joseph who is also a descendant of David? Because the bible says that the physical father of Jesus was not God, it was Joseph. If God was the physical father of Jesus, then Jesus could not be a "Christ" because God is not a descendant of David, God is not a descendant of anybody. It is Joseph who is the only one who could be the physical, biological father of Jesus for Jesus to be a Christ.
Mary was not a descendant of David, as many Christians would like to believe. Mary was the kinswoman of Elizabeth, John the Baptists mother, who was one of the daughters of Aaron from the tribe of Levi (Luke 1:5, 36). For Jesus to be a "Christ" he had to have been born of the physical, biological, sperm lineage of David. To hold to any other teaching or doctrine was not the doctrine of Christ, not the doctrine of the physical lineage of David through the male line. What did the apostles tell the early Christian communities about this?
"For many deceivers have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh; such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist...If any one comes to you and does not bring this doctrine [Christ in the flesh], do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting; for he who greets him shares in his wicked work." 2 John 1:7
They told the Christians at that time to shun these antichrists! Have nothing to do with them for their very breath was like poison. They were uprooting the cause of Christianity and were the means of its sickness unto death! These antichrists were coming from the ranks of the early Christian Gentiles for they did not know nor care about the importance of the lineage of King David. Who was king David to a Greek? To them it was more important to have another god to worship!
Such is the plight of Christianity today. It is dead, dead, dead. The weeds of Antichristianity have taken the truth of Jesus Christ and have replaced it with their idols of their own creation. As foretold by Paul in II Thessalonians:
"...that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." II Thessalonians 2:3-4
What is the temple of God?
"Do you not know that you are Gods temple and that Gods spirit dwells in you? If any one destroys Gods temple, God will destroy him. For Gods temple is holy, and that temple is you." I Corinthians 3:16-17
Paul explains that it was the early Christian communities that were the temples of God, that wherever they met, be it a barn or a house or wherever, that was the temple of God. These antichrists were gaining admission into these communities and secretly bringing in these heresies, proclaiming that Jesus was the physical son of God and that he was God in the flesh.
"For admission has been secretly gained by some who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly persons who pervert the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ." Jude 1:4
To believe such things, no matter for how long or how hard you may have believed them, is antichrist no matter how you slice it. All these antichristian doctrines are just a bunch of baloney! And you know the thing about baloney? No matter how thin you slice it, its still baloney! It continually says in the bible that it will be the majority of the people of the world who will be swayed into believing these lies and that the majority of the people will reject the truth, because the truth will be totally against what they are used to believing. That for them the lie is easier because the truth is "hard to swallow", so to speak. They have become so indoctrinated in the lie that it is ingrained generation after generation and to "believe" you really dont even have to think about it, you just "believe".
"Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few." Matthew 7:13-14
Even though you may say, "This is just a great deceptive trick to get me to reject Jesus as God." It is not up to you or any clergy member for that matter, to judge what is right or what is wrong. It is the bible and the words of Jesus himself that determine the reality of these things. And it is the bible and Jesus through his apostles that teach us exactly who the antichrists are and what these false teachings are. Who are you going to listen to, the words of men or the words of Jesus? Look them up for yourselves, but be careful, you must rise above the clouds of the antichristian misconceptions, because these clouds are thick, so thick that they may cloud the very soul of a person.
These misconceptions are the "strong delusion" that is sent upon the people so that they should believe a lie. Why?
"And for this cause God shall send them a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. So that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness." II Thessalonians 2:12
This "pleasure in unrighteousness" is the love of the lie rather than the love of the truth. The lie of denying Jesus as the Christ, the physical, biological male sperm line descendant of David, and worshipping Jesus as the physical son of God and as God in the flesh. No where in the bible does it say "Jesus is God", far from it, in fact Jesus says that "the Father is greater than I" and Jesus prays to God. If Jesus was God, he should have just prayed to himself. These are just some of the examples of the constant inconsistencies when it comes to the teachings and the doctrines of the antichristians, but the teachings of true Christianity are in complete harmony with one another.
Jesus was a "Manifestation" of God. Jesus reflected the light of God to the people through the words which he spoke. Like a mirror being brought out into the light of the sun, everything that the sun in the physical sky is, is in the mirror. The disk of the sun, the heat, the rays and the light all emanate from the mirror just as they do from the sun. If the mirror were able to speak it could say, "The sun is in me, and I am in the sun.", and it would be speaking the truth. These are the very words of Jesus Christ. Jesus says "The Father is in me and I am in the Father." Looking into the mirror you would see the sun and everything the sun was, it is a perfect reflection of the sun. The mirror itself is in the presence of the sun and is bathed in the light of the sun. Jesus was like a spiritual mirror of God. He was a perfect reflection of God. If you were to look towards the Divine Reality of the words which Jesus spoke, these were like listening to the very words of God Himself.
God does not have a physical body, God is an invisible, infinite essence that pervades all time and all space. From time to time God has chosen individuals to be his mouthpieces to speak to the people of the world. These people have been in the plan of God from the beginning of the creation of the world. They are designated to appear at a preordained time and manifest God to the people in a spoken revelation that is recorded in writings. These are the "Holy Books" of the worlds religions and the messengers who deliver them are the Holy Manifestations of God Himself. They have appeared since the beginning of recorded history and have been the initiators of all of the worlds great religions. Adam, Moses, Krishna, Zoroaster, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad and two within the last 150 years, the Bab and Bahaullah. No one messenger is greater than another, the only difference being in the message they deliver according to the capacity of the people who receive it. The Manifestations of God are like Divine Teachers in the grades of school bringing the teachings of an ever advancing civilization.
From kindergarten to high school, with each passing grade you receive a new teacher giving you new and advanced knowledge, building on the teachings of what you have already learned. As in school, you advance from grade to grade, but never staying in the same grade with the same teacher year after year. This is the purpose of the Divine Manifestations of God; to educate and advance the world of humanity towards a unified, global civilization. But to stay in the same grade, to believe in the same founder of one of the worlds religions, generation after generation all the while being in opposition to the other founders and their teachings just because of "tradition" and "prejudice" is simply ridiculous. All of the worlds religions have come from the same source and to deny one is to deny them all. This would be like deciding to stay in the third grade with Mrs. Davis, refusing to advance to the next higher level. Imagine, intentionally staying in the same grade of school year after year with the same teacher, learning the same level of education. As all the other children have gone on every year to the higher levels of education, you still sit in the third grade, where if you would have advanced ahead with the other children you would be able to go on to college by now. You would be totally ignorant of all that knowledge having purposely deprived yourself and thus you would be an idiot! Intellectually handicapped, so as not to be able to function in the real world.
This is what has happened in the world of religion, today the people have deprived themselves of the education God had planned on giving them. Today is the day for the college level of training to take place , but the people have been sitting in the same gradeschool class for the last two thousand years.
The reason the people are content with remaining stationary and complacent, not advancing or moving forward, is because the real teacher who was supposed to prepare the children for their next step forward was kidnapped and an imposter took her place and fed the children with lies and gave them drugs so that they would always feel good and never want to leave that classroom. Lies, telling the children that the 3rd grade teacher is the ONLY TEACHER who is right, and all the other teachers in school are WRONG! That it is not knowledge that you are to pursue, but the worship of the 3rd grade teacher! You are to bow down to the 3rd grade teacher and year after year you are to teach your own children to bow down and for their children to bow down. If you do this you will get your fill of all the drugs you can handle, as much as you want so you can feel as good as you want and youll never want to leave the 3rd grade. But a real situation like this one is preposterous to even imagine! But this is the real situation with the world of religion and the human race!
We have, for thousands of years, continued to deny these Promised Ones when sent to us by God. They have come, have given us a Revelation and have been rejected and scorned by humanity, that is, until the message they gave is turned into a money-making business and strategically marketed to the people by a savvy clergy class.
The first teacher to come in our worlds history was Adam in 4000 B.C. Adam was like the kindergarten teacher for the world of humanity bringing the basic building blocks for civilization. Contrary to the commonly accepted belief, Adam was not the first human being, the bible says that there were many people throughout the world when Adam was here. Adam, though, was the first teacher in a series of Divine Educators who would be manifested to the people. Adam brought the first laws, marriage and divorce, inheritance laws, the first forms of writing, math and sciences, weights and measures, etc. everything that was needed to form the first civilizations.
After Adam came Moses who established the laws for the civilization of Israel. After Moses came Krishna to the people of the Indus River Valley in India establishing a higher form of civilization in that area of the world. Next came Zoroaster to the area of Persia establishing a higher form of civilization in that area. It is to the Manifestation of God Zoroaster that we can thank for the Christmas story of the "Wise Men" from the east, for these were Zoroastrian Magi following the prophecies for their return of Zoroaster!
Next we have the appearance of Siddhartha Buddha again in the Indus River Valley of India bringing more and advanced knowledge that went to China and made the great civilization there. After Buddha came Jesus Christ who gave the "Good News" or Gospel of the coming of the Kingdom of God on Earth and prophesied of Him who would come in the future and bring this kingdom as the 2nd Coming of Christ. After Jesus came Muhammad to the wilds of Arabia and after one hundred years turned the savage wasteland of wandering tribes in that area into the cultural and spiritual light of the world. The reason the people of Christian Europe were able to pull themselves out of the Dark Ages into the age of the Renaissance is because the people sent their children to the Islamic Universities to be educated, for learning and sciences were condemned by the Christian clergy. And in the last 150 years there have come, in the fulfillment of prophecy, two great Manifestations of God back to back. The Bab and Bahaullah. The Bab being the forerunner and herald of Bahaullah like John the Baptist was for Jesus and Bahaullah Himself being the Second Christ prophesied in the bible. But not only is Bahaullah the fulfillment of Jewish and Christian prophecy, but Bahaullah is the fulfillment of all the worlds religions for the coming of a great world redeemer in the end times. He is the 5th Buddha Amitabha for the Buddhists, the Shah Baharam or "King of glory" for the Zoroastrians, the 9th Avatar for the Hindus and so on. But the truth to this fantastic message has been kept back by a corrupt and evil clergy class who dont want the prophesies to be fulfilled as this would destroy their business.
To delude the people the false teachers of antichristianity took the ancient gods worshipped from of old and rededicated that worship in the new name of "Christianity". The images of "Zeus","Adonis", "Apollo",etc. as the pagan gods of mythology were reintroduced and disguised as true Christianity, deceiving the people by having them worship the gods from of old as the true Jesus. This is where we get the modern picture of Jesus and what they said Jesus looked like. With his long flowing chestnut brown hair, striking features, Greco-Roman nose, penetrating blue eyes....
"For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground: he hath no form or comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him." Isaiah 53:2
The Jewish historian Josephus described Jesus as being five foot tall, dark skinned with a hunched back, one eyebrow going over both eyes, a scanty beard, such that when the people saw him they would run in fear!
[An artist sketched this image using a description of Jesus found in the works of Josephus, the historian.]
This is the Historical Jesus not the "image" the Christians have today as their Jesus.
Their "Jesus" is "Mythical Jesus" the "Son of perdition" who has been set up in the churches of Christianity and is worshipped as God.
The word "Perdition" means total and utter destruction. And so it is with the weeds of Christianity as they are to be bundled together and thrown into the furnace of fire at the time of Harvest which is the close of the age. These antichristians will flock to their different, (22,000 different sects), churches when they see the revenge of Saddam and the four winds of destruction being let loose from the "Great River Euphrates" (Revelations Chp.9) which runs right through the middle of Iraq! They will be waiting for their mythical Jesus, the son of perdition to return to them and "snatch them out" in the rapture, where they say that all the good Christians will be taken up into the sky first and then the wicked people left on earth who didn't believe or take Jesus into their hearts will be left to be destroyed because it says in Matthew 24:40-41:
"Then two men will be in the field; one is taken and one is left. Two women will grinding at the mill; one is taken and one is left."
But who does Jesus explain goes first?
"Let them both grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn." Matthew 13:24-30
"Bundles" as defined in the original Greek is a word which means "A band as in a ligament (of the body)" The word "Religion" comes from the Latin "Religio" which is where the word "ligament" comes from meaning "to bind together". So these Christians are bound into "bundles" which are the 22,000 different religious sects of Anti-Christianity that are in existence today. These "bundles" of antichristians throughout the world will be thrown alive into the thermonuclear lake of fire that comes in the form of an hour of thermonuclear war because they refused to love the truth and so be truly "saved".
What fire? Is this the hell fire like that of Dantes Inferno that the Christians tell the people that they will endure after they die and are sent into the depths of Hades to be poked with the pitchfork of Satan? No! This is a great fire that is prophesied in the bible to come upon the earth!
"But the Day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth will be burned up." 2 Peter 3:10
The fire that comes is described in the Book of Revelation as coming from the power of the Sun. The power of the Sun is the continual Thermonuclear reaction from the Hydrogen gas that the Sun is made of. This fire is the coming Thermonuclear war that has been prophesied for the last six thousand years and is about to be let loose from the Great River Euphrates in Iraq.
The "Day of the Lord" is the day when Christ returns, but "Christ returning is not the same physical person as Jesus Christ, but another descendant of David anointed with the holy spirit for this is what the word "Christ" means. This Day of the Lord "Comes like a thief" in that all the Christians who are asleep in the theologies and doctrines of the clergy will not wake up and recognize the one who has come and fulfills prophecy for the second coming of Christ. Just as it happened two thousand years ago, as the people were waiting for their expectations to be fulfilled, a man who had been born of a woman came and did not fulfill the peoples expectations but fulfilled prophecy for the Christ who was to come. Now today the second coming of Christ is to appear and all the people are waiting for their long list of expectations to be fulfilled. But there is one thing that God never does, and that is fulfill everyones expectations. What is fulfilled is prophecy and as the prophets of old saw and wrote down these prophecies about the coming of the Messiah in the end times, these prophecies have indeed already been fulfilled!
Another descendant of David, seated upon the Throne of David, anointed with the holy spirit has come and He has brought the Kingdom of God on earth fulfilling prophecy for the second coming of Christ. With the coming of the Messiah to the world in these end times, the lies that have been deceiving the people for generations are now being dispelled. As the people flock to the churches and worship this false image of a God-Incarnate lie, it is like the people of Israel crowding into their synagogues and temples listening to their Rabbis who condemned the reality of Jesus. Today that same scenario is being repeated like a broken record. The reality of the Return of Christ having already appeared goes against the preconceptions and built up expectations of the people. The clergy teach their congregations that Christ has yet to come, for to tell them that Christ has already returned would be to them, financial suicide. The Christian clergy depend on their congregations weekly donations to the church for their income and to tell them that Christ has already returned and brought a whole new revelation direct from God would put them right out of business. Just like in the days of Jesus Christ, the clergy of that time saw the fulfillment of the coming of the Messiah as a threat to their business, so they had Jesus killed. Today, nothing has changed. The authenticity and reality of the Return of Christ is one to be investigated, not denied. So Investigate now while the choices are still being made. Are you of the Wheat or of the Weeds?