I wasn’t taught what to think, I was taught how to think.
Even a casual reading of the small sampling of materials on www.luke1425.org proves that no one can be brainwashed into following me. So what gives that in spite of so much evidence of that fact many believe brainwashing is taking place? The short answer is some confuse brainwashing with a washed brain.
Since I preach what I cannot understand, write about that which I did not learn, attempt to obey the unattainable, as I pick up a cross that I do not want, to follow hard after a Jesus I cannot catch, it is impossible for me to brainwash myself or have others brainwashed into living such an impossible Christian life.
Those are just a few reasons why I teach the words of John:
As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you . But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit–just as it has taught you, remain in him. (1 John 2:27)
I teach everyone that they do not need me but must go to God for all. This is one main reason individuals did not like Sound Doctrine Church. They actually had to do the demanding work of seeking, surrendering, and obeying the Living God.
I teach and demand that in all things they go to God who will give them the Spirit of Truth Jesus promised. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. (John 16:13)
Believe all the gossip you wish about me; I really could care less, if you would but go to God who will teach you all things!
Brainwashing Persecution – Prosecution Court Room
Godly leadership best get used to the false charge of brainwashing others.
For if God is really blessing the congregation with His holiness many who turn their backs on Jesus because it becomes too hard for them will create a pool of false witnesses that the god of this age can use to persecute the saints. The lying charge of being under a curse, or in today’s language brainwashed, will not go away.
I know what you are thinking. Only the crude would falsely accuse Paul and those who seek the godly holiness from the living God of brainwashing others.
Such is the unclean nature of the governmental power. Only the crass would ignore the evidence of selfless love and pervert the words of God’s saints. In that, we are agreed.
Leaders, prepare yourself for such persecution especially as the love of most will grow cold and betrayal against Jesus increases around the world. For as the congregation grows in maturity and thus unity in Jesus so will the appearance of brainwashing. After all God is washing the brain of every maturing saint and all is coming together in the agreement of God.
Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.” (Philippians 2:2)
Humble-Minister of Justice Prosecutor: ” Your state-paid honorable Judge I want to show the culture of the group. How everything comes back to the leader. Paul the leader wrote in his books and stated in his sermons to the congregation: …then make his joy complete by being like-minded.”
False Witness: “Yes everything came back to Paul. His joy was all the mattered. He abused his leadership authority to make everyone agree with him. We had to have his exact thoughts.”
Priest-Prosecutor-Police: “We found that Paul, the leader of this group seeks to brainwash his group of followers to think only what he desires. Everything always comes back to him.”
Jury-mob-discernment-groupies: “Guilty as no one we know accepts Paul’s teachings. Instead, Paul the leader manipulates, brainwashes and even places curses on his followers so they will think the way he dictates.”
Above example from the proxi-prosecution of Timothy Williams by Seattle, Washington State Prosecutors and City of Enumclaw, Washington Police
Why it looks like brainwashing to the worldly and unrepentant sinner.
The love of God selflessly poured out through surrendered leaders will look like everything comes back to that leadership.
The mind of Jesus is not divided in His thoughts and those surrendering to the thoughts of God have a church where everyone is united in mind.
If your church is spiritual anyone who walks into visit will wonder what is going on that everyone is perfectly united in thought, heart, and ways of working God’s works. In short, your church will be slandered that there is brainwashing going on if the church really is letting God wash their brains. Those enemies of Jesus or those who fall away will be able to point as evidence that brainwashing is happening, and everyone must think as leadership tells them. Such persecution, and in my situation, prosecution goes with following too close to Jesus.
Brainwashed or Washed Brain
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (Romans 12:2)
Brainwashing is what the world’s public school system, legal system, and every marketing agency around the world uses. Brainwashing is external positive and negative reinforcements directed at the target group or individual. That such produce evil fruit is obvious except to those who love rotten apples above the purity of God’s love.
The world’s brainwashing is outside in, but God’s Washed Brain is from the inside out. Both brainwashings work a unity of spirit, albeit one being for selfish ends and the other for holy goals.
Satan’s worldly brainwashing unites all the wicked in the land to oppose God, while God’s Holy Spirit washed brains gather together saints that are ready for the joy of heaven. What the Devil does by bribery, flattery and force, God does by wooing men and women to love Him. Those who refuse to love God and His Truth assume no one is better than they are so brainwashing must be going on as that is what they do. Those who are willingly brainwashed and finally realize they are willful partners in sinful crimes against God either repent or persecute-prosecute the saints.
A Washed Brain is God working His purity, His love and His projects from the inside out.
When God washes our minds in a church everyone’s brains are cleaned up. Sinful thoughts are replaced with matters concerning righteousness. Few know this power because they refuse to hate their own life, their very thoughts, to reject them and accept the mind of Jesus. If a man does not hate this sin, he will not give it up to be crucified. Those false Christians who do not hate their life only want God to clean up and bless their impure thoughts. This is seen many times when churches all around the world engage in projects, mission works and worship. This why such works are often exposed for what they really are when sin destroys them.
Whereas a Washed Brain receives from God the abundant life which produces good works through Jesus. Such is not manipulation, but the New Creation made in the image of Jesus laboring on the works God desires. The difference is akin to a pig dressed up with a suit and tie verses King David seeking the heart of God.
If you have sat down and counted the cost, then you understand that you have to hate the “pattern of this world” while surrendering to the power of God that will “transform” “your mind.”
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing, and perfect will. (Romans 12:2)
Please note that it takes time for God to transform a new believer’s mind. It is only after that cross with the sufferings of Christ having done its work that a disciple of Jesus “will be able to test and approve what God’s will is.” Indeed, it takes even more surrender to find the will of God to be “good, pleasing and perfect.” Those who are still aliened from Jesus will not find this teaching, nor much of any teachings that are accord with sound doctrine, to be perfect and pleasing. Therefore Paul reminded the Christians in Colossi that “once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior.” (Colossians 1:21) The evil behavior of the City of Enumclaw Police and Washington State Prosecutors have proven they are enemies not only of worldly laws, but of God’s sound doctrines.
Surrender to all the scriptures and the power of God so that you mind made be washed cleaned.
So that you might have a Washed Brain.
Let us now leave this section with the glorious words of Paul that admonishes all of us who love Jesus “to be made new in the attitude of your minds” (Ephesians 4:23)
How It Works
There is only time to demonstrate one example. When Seattle’s King County Prosecutors did as Enumclaw Police directed them on how to “win the case” by attacking “Timothy Williams” and thus destroying Sound Doctrine Church it was testified in Washington State Courts by the Enumclaw Police that “Everything comes back to Timothy Williams” because some kind of cultic brainwashing was going on.
I was not charged with any crime nor called to testify but I was the one being prosecuted by the City of Enumclaw Police and Seattle’s King County Prosecutors. This was a proxy-prosecution that King County Prosecutors knowingly used a false accusation to setup the destruction of holy Christianity. Sounds bazaar and it is indeed bazaar, but true. Since everything really does come back to King County Prosecutors and Police Departments at all times they measured a holy God by their unclean standards.
My life in Jesus has always been poured out for the sake of others and with ever increasing measure year after year as my surrender and self-sacrifice increased. That said, here is what does happen when God is God over a church.
Each person in the congregation goes before God on their knees and surrenders to the will of God.
Each person in the congregation hates their thoughts and thus are given the thoughts of God.
Each person in the congregation hates their desire of what should be done so that God might work what He wants done.
Suppose there is godly leadership.
That person, or persons who are godly, comes before God first to surrender and give up their will.
Those in leadership show and preach this hating of one’s life that God might work and will His thoughts and labors for Jesus.
God then is able to pour into each person not just the same goal, but the same thinking process, the same love, the same unity. To those on the outside of eternal life it looks like leadership is brainwashing everyone but the reality is the opposite.
What looked like it came back to me was, in reality, God working the same labors for Jesus through each individual. Even a casual examination of the sermons on www.luke1425.org proves that it is not possible for anyone to be brainwashed. Indeed, anyone hanging around me, listening to sermons or examining the Scriptures with me knows it requires complete and total thinking to keep up.
All the believers were one in heart and mind. (Acts 4:32)
The New Testament Church was thought of a “sect” or “cult” because they too looked like a brainwashed, or cursed, group of folks.
To the wicked outside of Jesus it would appear as if “everything comes back” to leadership. That his “everything comes back to leadership” was taking everyone’s things, controlling what everyone thinks and directing everything that should and should not be done. Such unrepentant sinners have these evil thoughts because they do not know the power of the Holy Spirit that can transform repenting individuals into a true church of Jesus.
All the believers were one in heart and mind . No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had . With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all. (Acts 4:32-33)
Put yourself in that time period.
You walked into a group of people calling themselves a church but everyone not only thinks alike, but have the same heart. Even more the church members each chose to not claim they own any possessions but willingly share everything they have because God was cleaning up their minds. Each church member’s mind was being washed clean by the Holy Spirit first crucifying sinful thoughts then by working and willing clean thinking. The leadership, because of these things, is able to preach the Word of God and those who do not know the Living God would easily conclude that such unity of thought spelled brainwashing.
The question is which side would you be on? Would you conclude they are holy in God being given the mind of Jesus, or brainwashed and manipulated by leaders. When Peter the Apostle wrote, Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. (2 Peter 3:1) which side would you have taken? The side that said Peter was just trying to draw attention to himself by brainwashing what everyone thought, or that Peter was seeking to cause everyone to think holy thoughts by the power of God?
Even a casual reading of just the material on www.luke1425.org proves that no one can be brainwashed into following me.
Indeed, do a little reading, listening or examination of any topic on this site and you will have to conclude it takes a lot of thinking to keep up. Better yet, read one, just one of the books I have written before you attempt to level the slanderous charge of being a cult and of brainwashing. You too will laugh with me because if anyone obeyed even half of what is being taught there is zero chance they could be brainwashed into a cult. How about this? Hate me in Jesus and you will never brainwashingly follow a man. “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his… brothers …–yes, even his own life–he cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:26)
Finally…then obey me by showing me no favoritism and you shall never be brainwashed.
Has any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him? No!
But this mob that knows nothing of the law–there is a curse on them. (John 7:48-49)
Cursed or Brainwashed
Like the Pharisees of old the new discernment groupies of today relish the slander of “that group is a cult with brainwashing and are cursed of God.”
Or as City of Enumclaw Police Bigoted Baptist put it, that group is evil and twisted with evil fruit because they do not procreate.
Brainwashing is an incredibly old, and tired, charge leveled by the wicked towards God’s holy saints.
Concepts and definitions of “brainwashed” will drive any thinking person batty.
Those who do like the word brainwashing are:
Those who want to excuse their sinful conduct.
Those who did not remain faithful to the love of Jesus and betrayed.
Those who are too lazy to discuss, debate and then surrender to the Truth.
Those who seek to incite fear, anger, or hatred toward those they oppose.
The definition of brainwashing is so broad, encompassing all human interaction, as to make the word meaningless. According to popular and psychological definitions of brainwashing it is not difficult to demonstrate that the United States Legal Prosecution System brainwashes those accused into accepting the unacceptable. This is why, technically, the word brainwashed is not permitted to be used in a courtroom. However, as all who love justice know, there is a world of dark impurity swirling around behind courtroom doors. It is after all, a domain of Satan, the Accuser. Short of physical depravation and torture the word brainwashing is meaningless. Consider even those placed in Nazi concentration camps and tortured never concluded that Work Sets You Free.
Amongst the mob of those who live as enemies of the cross of Christ the word brainwashed is bandied about to manipulate individuals to their evil-suspicion cause. As Paul often wrote without brainwashing others and with tears: For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. (Philippians 3:18)
Some would be stupid enough to say that since Paul repeated it with such emotion he was trying to manipulate and brainwash others into not talking to those whom he personally labeled as “enemies of the cross.” So goes the dark rabbit hole of the self-righteous.
The correct definition for brainwashing is manipulation to produce a desired action. Laundry detergents advertise to manipulate your buying actions. They seek to brainwash your mind that theirs is the best product to purchase and to never look elsewhere, ever, for another like product.
The implication of brainwashing is that one is made to do something for which they would not normally do. From the 6-year-old to the 60-year-old prosecutor each will claim brainwashing is occurring if it is something they do not agree with.
Tell a 6-year-old that mommy is really brainwashing him that it is rewarding to make his bed and the child will eagerly latch onto the concept. Tell a prosecutor that a church was brainwashing you, and if the prosecutor does not agree with the church or sees an opportunity for advancement of their power, they will throw the weight of legal abuse upon a defendant just as any 6-year-old would come marching back in and tell mommy to get lost.
Governments, which also are the domain of The Accuser, have labeled every group they oppose as dangerous brainwashers who delude the people.
This is why what Washington State Prosecutor Mark Larson and Prosecutor Dan Satterberg are creating will end up destroying all the humble Christians in the land.
Sound Doctrine Church, or the proxi-prosecution of Timothy Williams, was just a little ahead of its time for the monster legal-Frankenstein combination of social prosecutions and prosecutors they are stitching together.
Everything Back To Timothy Williams
“Everything comes back to Timothy Williams!”
Seattle, King County Court Testimony, Enumclaw Police, and Prosecutors
Prosecutor David Seaver, Prosecutor Jason Simmons,
Prosecutor Lisa Johnson, Prosecutor Mark Larson, Prosecutor Nicole Weston.
Prosecutor Rich Anderson, Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, Judge Lori K. Smith, Enumclaw Police Grant McCall
The overwhelming provable, with such things as facts and evidence, is 100% the other way away.
The cross of Christ, the demand to hate my own life as I followed Jesus, caused God to pour out my life for His selfless love and glories. The reason I am a man of truth is that I do not work for my benefit. He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him. (John 7:18) It is the Enumclaw Police and Seattle’s King County Prosecutors that speak for their benefit to the point they use Jesus for their own glorification and selfish centeredness.
But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. (Philippians 2:17)
While each church member has their work and tasks given to them by God the focus of what a church is to do, or not do, is directed by God to leadership. Thus to the sinful mind of man it looks like everything is focused in on Peter, Paul, Moses, David, Elders, or those in leadership God has appointed in a church when the truth is they are but poured out drink offerings for others to be refreshed in the Lord.
Such was and is my life as I have no part of my life left for me. Every day, all day God keeps pouring me out. That is the truthful fact.
It looked like everything came back to Moses. In fact the 1st Church of Moses in the desert grumbled that everything came back to Moses.
What the City of Enumclaw Police and Seattle’s Prosecutors grumbled with was the classic attempted prosecution of Moses in the desert. They falsely accused Moses that he thought he was the only who was holy. Just as prosecutors asked if “Timothy had a special relationship with God that no one else had?!” we read that…
They came as a group to oppose Moses and Aaron and said to them, “You have gone too far! The whole community is holy, every one of them, and the Lord is with them. Why then do you set yourselves above the Lord’s assembly?” (Numbers 16:3)
The old, you are a leader brainwashing a following, is as old as the accusations against Moses as he was following God to lead the people to the Promised Land. Moses who was pouring out his life for their good was vilified, slandered, and attacked as being self-centered and self-righteous. Sinners and their sins never change, nor do the judgments of God against such crimes. This is why God had it written down.
Hang around the Apostles and it would appear as everything comes back to them. Fellowship with Paul and it would appear that everyone, and everything, is serving Paul. Visit the first New Testament Church and it would appear that the 12 Apostles had seized control of a group of individuals to use for their own selfish ministry purposes.
The reality and the truth is 100% the other way.
The Apostles, including Paul along with the first church, were each individually surrendering to the will of God so it only appears as if everything comes back to leadership. God is a God of unity, of like-mindedness, so when everyone had been baptized with the Holy Spirit there were made “one in heart and mind.” To repeat that. Not just one in “mind” but also in “heart.” The church’s unity was unearthly and a seldom seen spirituality. Such was, though nothing compared to as the 1st New Testament Church, the situation at Sound Doctrine Church.
As Jesus would say, Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment. (John 7:24) Never mind with the corrupt King County Prosecutors of Seattle, Washington, those prosecutor pigs that trample all things holy, such leadership is in a no-win situation.
If leadership is strong, striving with great zeal to keep a church holy and safe, then they are prosecuted for being controlling. If on the other hand leadership is the normal milk-toast church leadership of today that has a weak-willed-level protection in a church, then they are prosecuted for not doing enough to keep abuse from happening. I am sure the reader has guessed by now that I was proxi-prosecutored by both ends. I was falsely accused of having an “open door” policy and “control”, “rebuking” to the extreme. Such is the demonic accusations of the The Accuser who inspires his children.
Back to the brainwashing topic at hand. Or in this case God’s Washing Brain.
God appoints teachers and leaders. Godly ones He chooses are His gifts of mercy to the church. The leaders are given wisdom from God to guide the church in a general direction while they teach by example and preaching how each member in the congregation can hear God themselves. As the church does a general work, God will speak and guide each member in the congregation to do their specific tasks He had in mind before the world was formed. The teachers, preachers, and leaders are there to protect the church so that everyone can mature up in the Lord. Then everyone will be as mature as the teachers because all are completely filled with the grace of God. Being a true disciple of Jesus will mean hard work for everyone. The workers, true workers, are few and the work is way behind schedule.
It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature , attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ . From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work . So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts . (Ephesians 4:11-18)
…being one in spirit and purpose. (Philippians 2:2)
Let me repeat this with a few new points.
God arranges the church with those He has chosen for leadership. That godly leadership is to surrender or hear from God what works that church is supposed to do. Since it takes time for individuals to mature in the Lord, godly leadership will direct which works God has chosen should be done. See the scripture states to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.
It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service , so that the body of Christ may be built up (Ephesians 4:11-12)
Godly leadership, and directing and instructing which direction God has chosen for a church to go, is called leadership leading. duh! The truth is the City of Enumclaw Police and Washington State Prosecutors, though many claiming to be Christian, were offended at the Word of God and that is why they prosecuted-persecuted the holiness of Jesus.
When it came time for slave-Christian prosecutors of Seattle Washington to promote their bigoted Enumclaw Baptist Police Department to the head of the class, like pigs at the trough, they lapped up the slop that “Everything comes back to Timothy Williams.” Sound Doctrine Church was on trial and King County Prosecutors of Seattle, who claim to be on a “holy mission” and “ministers of justice”, proxy-prosecuted me before a jury laying out the lie that “everything came back to me.”
Truth is, God was pouring out my life in selfless love in ever demanding ways. That is not only the nature of what I peached, but the life God took and made in the image of His Son. This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. (1 John 3:16)
As Paul put, God applied it to my life: But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. (Philippians 2:17)
Enumclaw Police and King County Prosecutors of Seattle certainly abused the law to promote their treasured lies, but one of the most damning lies they laid upon themselves was that “everything came back to me.”
In reality God arranged Sound Doctrine Church as He saw fit and my life was constantly being poured out in selfless love for others.
That is what looked like to the unrepentant hard hearted that “everything” came back to me because they do not know the Scriptures and the Power of God. Because Seattle’s King County Washington Prosecutors and City of Enumclaw Police do not know the scriptures or the power of God, they are easily manipulated by The Accuser.
Everything looks like it always comes back to leadership because if the message of the cross is alive and well then everything comes back to Jesus.
And since Jesus is living in those crucified with Christ then it appears if all is coming back to those individuals.
Therefore the mind of Christ, and Jesus is not divided in His thoughts, creates a church filled with the same thoughts and way to those thoughts.
To the unrepentant sinner who does not accept the Truth of God and the Power of God this looks like some sort of brainwashing is taking place. In reality Washing the Brain is taking place by the Holy Spirit, but not Brainwashing.
God puts in the thoughts. God puts in the love. God puts in the singleness of heart. God provides all for the New Life to those truly surrendered to the will of God. Here are a few examples, which if you let God heal your eyes, will begin to jump out on every page of the Living Word of God.
I thank God, who put into the heart of Titus the same concern I have for you. (2 Corinthians 8:16)
I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought . (1 Corinthians 1:10)
Ignore those who would rob you of the mind of Christ and the unity that comes with such purity.
For it is only with this cleaned up mind that unity of thought and mind, along with love, peace, and God’s joy truly bear fruit.
It is only here in godly unity being as one man for the gospel that God honors such obedience and will protect and guard your mind with the peace of heaven.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)
If you are lacking in the peace of Jesus, repent of walking in your own thoughts about Jesus. Hate your mind that God might be allowed to transform and wash clean your brain.
My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.
Jesus and God were completely one in heart, thinking and purpose. Jesus prayed and now works through all surrendering disciples of God to unite them in God. The same holy love, holy purposes, holy projects, holy methods, holy doctrines is what the cross of Christ will work in disciples that are learning to hate their own lives. To the unbelieving and rebellious “Christians” this attempt and manifestation is slandered to God’s face by labeling it “brainwashing.” Simply put, because men do not want to give up their sinful thoughts’ religious dogma whatnot, they do not desire the faith that would make all men one in Jesus.
Peter speaks of this when he writes: If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides , so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:11)
Those surrendered to the power of God seek to speak the “very words of God” with the “strength God provides.” Such surrender will gloriously create one mind with one purpose that the wicked can only view as brainwashing by men since they know not the Scriptures or the power of God.
Those who know the Scriptures and the Power of God will never be in error in mistaking brainwashing for a washed brain.
Let’s tie up the loose ends.
Jesus prayed that each believer would be one as God and Jesus were one. Jesus said He prayed that they would “be one as we are one”. Since the goal of every godly teacher is that each person in a congregation be one with God the works and love would all come together in perfect unity. Not only would the conclusions be in perfect unity but the reasonings or very thoughts of how those conclusions are arrived at would be the same. This is perfect, holy washed brains the persecutors of righteousness will eagerly trample on as brainwashing.
I have given them your word and the world has hated them, -Jesus
I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified. “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you . May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. (John 17:14-23)
To a small degree this is what was at Sound Doctrine Church and the legal authorities, along with the slave-Christians in the church, chose to destroy the work of God. Unless such repent their judgment will be most severe for they struck at the very selfless love of Jesus manifested through His weak vessels.
Of them the following Scriptures are theirs:
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:4)
To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. (Titus 1:15)
Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these men oppose the truth–men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. (2 Timothy 3:8)
If anyone does not love the Lord–a curse be on him.
Come, O Lord ! (1 Corinthians 16:22)
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