Doctrines of Demons
Edited by J E Bradburn
The Holy Spirit was emphatic and stated in words to Paul that in the last days two significant doctrines of demons would emerge that had to be resisted and exposed by the elect who know the truth. The demons did not decide to introduce these doctrines idly. They are not insignificant. They strike at the very heart of the intent of God in the plan of salvation and the adequacy to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. These doctrines are two specific errors, which seek to undermine the rational intent of the creation.
1Timothy 4:1-5 (KJV)
1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
This doctrine is of Spiritism, which seeks for spiritual union or affinity. What Is Spiritism? Kardec calls Spiritism a science dedicated to the relationship between incorporeal beings (spirits, things that go bump in the night) and human beings. Thus, some Spiritists see themselves as not adhering to a religion, but to a philosophical doctrine with a scientific fulcrum and moral grounds. ( Spoken by Demons) The intent of this doctrine of demons is to strike at the very basis of the teaching unit that God has chosen to deal with as an example of His system. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/apostasytogodskingdom.htm
SPIRITISM is a new religion founded by the Spirit-Medium Allan Kardec in the 1840s in France. It is a religion for "the spiritual but not religious". It is for people who do not believe in any formal organized religion. It is for people who are "spiritual but not religious" Neither of these suppositions goes hand in hand with one another; hence; it is impossible to be spiritual without being religious. Here is an example of Spiritism and what harm it can do to humanity. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/pureHeavenlytruth.htm Spiritism is also deception, trickery, mind control of the mourner, and an attempt to pervert the true course of God’s Word http://www.godsplan.org.uk/dispensationalplan.htm
1) So; the first doctrine of demons is the teaching that one should abstain from marriage.
That unit is the family.
· By destroying the stability of the family, the demons destroy the basic building block of our society.
· We are watching this society crumble before our eyes because people are living together outside of marriage
· It is fundamental to our understanding and our relationship with Jesus Christ and our worship of God that the family unit is understood.
· The breakdown of the family and national systems then goes into the perversion of Sodom and Gomorrah.
The process of this doctrine is accompanied by the idolatry.
Christ was a Son of God, the first son of the Host (Hebrew ’ĕlōhîm), before His incarnation http://www.godsplan.org.uk/nativityofjesus.htm
He laid all that aside and became a human being. We cannot say Christ retained any part of Himself in the Godhead or outside of Himself. Paul quite clearly says here that Christ was designated son of God in power according to the Holy Spirit, by his resurrection from the dead three days after the crucifixion.
Romans 1:4 (KJV) And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
He laid aside his Sonship to become a human in order that he might become the first Son of God of the human species. That is what the intent was. Nothing of Jesus Christ remained outside of his human existence. That is the doctrine of Antichrist.
The doctrine of Antichrist teaches that Christ has some part of Himself separate to His entity as a human being and somehow He retained some part of His divinity external to His physical existence. He did not.
The faith was then extended into the nations. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/faith.htm It was the structure of the obedience of faith. Our faith is obedience to God and the acknowledgment that only God is the True God. Our requirement for the inheriting of eternal life from; http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earthlytabernacle.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/sphinx.htm
Ecclesiastes 12:7 (KJV) “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”
1 Corinthians 15:50 (KJV) Now this I say, brethren, “that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.”
It is the knowledge of the One True God and of his son Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is not the One True God. The Bible is emphatic on that. It is quite clear that the obedience of the faith to the One True God, that is God the Father, God Most High, is the requirement for the receipt of the Sonship on the redemption of our bodies, from Romans 8:29 That includes all who are called to belong to Jesus Christ from verse 6.
Romans 8:29 (KJV) “For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jehovah%27sword.htm
Thus we establish the Godhead in the first seven verses and the understanding of the faith of the One True God Jehovah, and that Christ laid aside His Sonship and became a human and received his Sonship again from the redemption of his body at his ascension. There is no existence of Jesus Christ outside of his humanity until his ascension. To assert that as a fact denies the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and denies the totality of his ascension, and it is a doctrine of demons. The trinity is itself a doctrine of demons and Roman Catholic; from it two other doctrines flow.
There is no doubt in Paul’s mind that he served Jehovah (YHWH) in the gospel, in the way it was laid down by His master Jesus Christ. There is no conflict in Paul’s mind about there being two gods or that Christ was true god. None whatsoever.
Why did He need to do that? The Church was in Rome, the centre of the empire of iron, which followed the bronze empire, which we see symbolised in the statue in Daniel (Dan. 2:1-49 KJV). The empire of iron tore down and destroyed everything and its seat was the centre of idolatry. The saints there needed strengthening and understanding. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/whatmessiah.htm Notice the verses are broken up into sequence. There are seven verses to establish the godhead, then another five. We are dealing with seven and five to twelve. Dealing with the function of the numbers of grace and the spirit. These relate to the parables also. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/significanceofnumbers.htm & http://www.godsplan.org.uk/parables.htm
Here we see the requirements of faith and the requirements of mutual encouragement and the fact that faith leads to righteousness. However, faith itself does not lead to righteousness. It is faith that God gives, faith that the word of God is true and that God has given His word for the education of the saints. That faith gives us the capacity then to be righteous, through obedience to the law under the grace of Jesus Christ. That text is also translated “withhold the truth in unrighteousness”. The concept Paul is getting at is that people, who do not tell the truth, withhold information. Paul is quite clear that whoever withholds the truth in unrighteousness will receive the wrath of heaven. That is a promise God makes through Paul.
Romans 1:19 KJV “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shown it unto them.”
We now turn from the structure of the Godhead (stemming from the One True God) and the faith, to the observation of the Godhead and the proof from the Creation. As our knowledge increases, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gathering.htm we are now actually demonstrating the existence of God. Evolution is being progressively discarded. It is fundamentally disjointed and dysfunctional. The scientists are putting it into a box of myth. We are finding that the universe shows a power of God. The only thing arguable among the scientists is what the nature of God is.
Romans 1:21 KJV “Because that when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful;”
That change doesn’t happen as a direct transposition. It is a progressive thing and it took a long while to achieve. They went from the acknowledgment of God as God, and within Christianity they then elevated Jesus Christ to God and began worshipping Him. Having done that they then elevated the saints to the same status and began worshipping them. Then finally they began praying to images of Mary and other such idols, losing sight completely of the understanding of resurrection. Mariam, wrongly called Mary, is dead! (cf. the paper The Virgin Mariam and the Family of Jesus Christ (No. 232)). Mariam, called Mary, will be resurrected along with the rest of the saints in the first resurrection. Jesus Christ is the only person who has ascended to heaven after His crucifixion.. Thus fulfilling the true great prophecy:
Genesis 3:15 (KJV) And I will put enmity between thee [Satan] and the woman(s) [seed Christ], and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise [crush] thy head [Satan], and thou shalt bruise His heel. [Crucifixion]
John. 3:13 (KJV) And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but He that came down from heaven, even the Son of man Which is in heaven.
The consequence then of this idolatry is a progressive deterioration in the thinking of the people involved. Their minds become less and less clear.
Romans 1:24—25 (KJV)
24 Wherefore God gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
This is what happens when we get to the steps in verse 24 and 25. Once we get to the deterioration of idolatry, we are given up to unnatural lusts. This then goes into adultery and then into perversions, and it will get worse and worse. People do not understand the sequence of the progression of the deterioration.
· The doctrine of demons establishes at the start in the attack of the Godhead and then progresses.
· Then God gives the people up to their own lusts.
· We are seeing that now in this society where people became godless, but they did not do it without penalty.
· Society broke down.
· They became fundamentally perverted
· The society has to repent of perversion
One has to restore one’s relationship with God to overcome it and we cannot overcome these problems until we acknowledge God and we repent and restore our relationship with God through Jesus Christ. If we worship Jesus Christ we are doing exactly the same thing as if we were worshipping any other one of the elohim, other than God the Father. We are attributing to Christ the same sin as we attribute to Satan.
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet (vile affections).
In one sentence it tells us what it is all about. The breach of the understanding of the Godhead results in the perversions and the baseness of this society.
29. Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness, full of every murder, debate, deceit, malignity, whisperers,
All of these things follow from the breaching of our relationship with God. All of these things deal with the relationships to the family unit and to the social unit and they are the end result of the problems of the Godhead.
32. Who knowing the judgement of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, and not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
It is now getting to the stage where people call good bad and bad good. People who use such idiosyncrasies, and use these practices, are themselves denounced. We see from this argument that the process of idolatry is developed into that of unnatural lusts. Those processes become full blown as the process degenerates. The doctrine of celibacy of priests is a further adjunct to this decay (adjunct means something added to another thing but not essential to it.) Celibacy itself is not the doctrine referred to as a doctrine of demons from 1Timothy 4. Celibacy is just another side issue to this doctrine of demons. It is a function of the doctrine of demons, but the celibacy of priests is not itself the primary doctrine. However, celibacy of priests and monasticism are doctrines of demons. Paul says:
1 Corinthians 7:9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
The fact that it becomes a doctrine requiring abstinence from marriage is itself a doctrine of demons. All are developments of the doctrines of demons. The Bible is clear that this doctrine is not entirely successful as people are still said to be undertaking marriage at the return of Messiah. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
Mathew 24:38-39 (KJV)
38. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark.
39. And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away. http://godsplan.org.uk/noah.htm
However, it is a major doctrine that is cause for extreme concern in the last days. Marriage is a holy institution ordained by God to represent the relationship of mankind to Jesus Christ and the unification of the nations under the Father. What this doctrine of demons seeks to do is to destroy the understanding of that process,
1. To impugn God by saying the system He set up is not to be kept and it causes confusion in the society. (Impugn = oppose or attack as false or lacking integrity)
2. It throws into utter chaos any concepts of genealogy,
3. Of inheritance,
4. Of order,
5. And of stability.
6. It creates a complete lack of loyalty and trust of anybody in the mind of the person.
The reason the Spartan society failed is because they dispensed with the family unit. Sparta was a military state. All men were trained for the army. It was the most ruthless military state the world has ever seen. It destroyed itself because it did away with the family unit.
The next process
Is that of the doctrine of the abstaining from meats that were created to be received with thanksgiving. Those meats are clearly identified by the Bible in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14. This process of purification is older than Christianity. It was part of the Pythagorean system of the Greeks and is evident in Buddhism. The process is now termed vegetarianism. This process is deficient in essential nutrients for the proper activity of the brain. Be that as it may, the doctrine strikes at the very system that God set up from the beginning with Adam. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/ethhaadham.htm It is clearly noted there that Cain was a tiller of the soil and that Abel was a pastoralist. (A sheep or cattle farmer) Abel's offering was more acceptable to God than Cain's offering. That is the reason for Cain's wrath and the reason why he killed Abel (Gen. 4:1-16).
Genesis 4:1-16 (KJV)
01 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm
02 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
03 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.
04 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
05 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
06 And the Lord said unto Cain, “Why art thou wroth? And why is thy countenance fallen?”
07 “If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? And if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
08 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
09 And the Lord said unto Cain, “Where is Abel thy brother?” And he said, “I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?”
10 And He said, “What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto Me from the ground.”
11 “And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;”
12 “When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.”
13 And Cain said unto the Lord, “My punishment is greater than I can bear.”
14 “Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.
15 And the Lord said unto him, “Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.”
16 And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_of_Nod
"Nod" is the Hebrew root for wandering and has connotations of restlessness and trembling. In English, "to nod off" is to fall asleep. Consequently, in the United Kingdom (as well as the United States), to go to the Land of Nod is to go to sleep.
The intent of this selective approval is to point to the sacrifice of Messiah. The whole pastoral system was set up reflecting the blood sacrifice of Messiah and reflecting the structure of the foods that were meant to be taken and eaten. The process of vegetarianism calls into question the veracity and wisdom of the process of salvation and the entire system of Temple sacrifice and expiation set up by God. What it effectively says to God is: “You got it wrong, you are cruel. The requirement for a blood sacrifice is unnecessary.” Or, “We deny that it is necessary to eat meat or that it is even good for us to eat meat.” In other words God, “You got the whole structure wrong and we cannot reach the perfection of the plan of salvation following your rules.” That’s what vegetarianism imputes to God.
A vegetarian sets himself/her up as judge of God and:
· Denies the totality of the system of the food laws and denies the wisdom of the creation and the capacity of the human body to exercise and deal with the foods that are given to be received with thanksgiving.
· It says that God did not understand the structure and that the body will in fact break down following the rules of God.
· The arguments put forward are completely fallacious. It seeks to undermine the restoration of the last days and calls into question the ability of Messiah to institute just systems.
· The prophecies are clear that Messiah will establish a system and there will be meat eaten in the Millennium, and the restoration will take place, and that Messiah will restore the sacrifice. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
All of this doctrine calls into question the activities and the wisdom of Messiah and the plan of God. It accuses both God and Messiah and is totally anti-Christian. The question of the ability to eat all kinds of meats from the Bible texts is incorrect. Acts 10 and 11 show the cleansing of the Gentiles for acceptance into the Kingdom of God. The text has nothing to do with food as is plainly evident from Acts 11. It is quite clear the vision given to Peter cleansed the gentiles and not the food.
The whole question of the acceptability of food revolved around the fact that a great deal of meat was sacrificed to idols before it was sold or eaten. The Bible injunctions were made so that the elect could eat meat without worrying as to whether or not it had been sacrificed to a deity.
Romans 14: 1 – 4 (KJV)
1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations,
2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: who is weak eateth herbs.
3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
4 Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? To his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
Now this text does not specifically refer to the weakness of vegetarianism. The Bible labels vegetarianism specifically as a doctrine of demons. What this text refers to is the fact that the weakness comes not from the consumption of the vegetables but from the fact that the member had insufficient faith not to be excessively concerned as to whether or not the meat had been sacrificed to idols. Thus the intent is that the meat is to be consumed with thanksgiving within the regulations laid down by the food laws. The procedures adopted by Judaism in the sacrifices and the butchering process were not laid on the Gentiles. Paul laid the simple statement on them to abstain from blood and that which is strangled or sacrificed to idols.
Acts 15:20 (KJV) But that we write unto them, that they abstain from the pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
Thus we are dealing with two concepts concerning the consumption of meat sacrificed to idols. If it is known, and a matter of public concern and likely to cause stumbling of the brethren or to be seen as endorsement of a pagan religious practice, then it is to be rejected and abstention is required. If it is uncertain as to the process, it is to be regarded as irrelevant and of no significance. The food is to be eaten in faith for, if it is not eaten in faith, then the adherent is condemned.
Thus vegetarianism is seen as weakness in the question of the selection of food involving meats within a pagan system. It is, on the other hand, a clear doctrine of demons when it is preached as abstinence for purity or biblical or health reasons. The assertion that God did not institute a process of meat consumption from the beginning, and continue that process through the flood, is biblical error or heresy.
Genesis 7:2 (KJV) Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
The assertion that God would institute an unhealthy system is again an imputation against His nature.
· The doctrine of demons can only have an effect on you if you are an atheist, agnostic, or simple unbelief, if you do not read or understand God’s Word the Holy Bible KJV.
· The above texts are meaningful only to those who can understand the written word of the KJV Bible or Companion Bible KJV. Or wish to.