Which Son Speaks the Eternal Gospel?

January 18, 2007

Abraham, God’s friend, had two sons, the first son by the slave woman and the second son by the free woman. The slave woman is the beginning of sin, but the free woman is the beginning of righteousness. Abraham became God’s friend by combining with God in full assurance of faith.

Abraham believed God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were, and he was called God’s friend. “Friend” means combining together in full assurance of faith. The faith of Abraham is the faith by which he fully unites himself with God to become one. It is written, “And the scripture was fulfilled that says, ‘Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,’ and he was called God’s friend (James 2:23).”

The thoughts of Abraham are the same as the thoughts of God because they are friends combined together in full assurance of faith. The thoughts of God that are invisible can be seen from His friend, Abraham.

As Abraham has two sons, God, his friend, has two sons. It is written, “For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. His son by the slave woman was born in the ordinary way; but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a promise (Galatians 4:22-23).”

The Lord also said, “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard… (Matthew 21:28)'” Therefore, it is clear that there is a true son who inherits, and there is a false son who will not inherit.

The Bible testifies about two sons: the son of disobedience and the son of obedience. The first Adam from below is the son through whose disobedience sin and death enter the world, but the last Adam from above is the son through whose obedience righteousness and life enter the world.

It is written, “For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man (1 Corinthians 15:21).” The Truth said, “But he continued, ‘You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world (John 8:23).” And again, the Bible says about two sons, “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition (2 Thessalonians 2:3).” There is the man of sin, the son of perdition.

Therefore, there are voices of two sons in the world. One voice is from the son of disobedience–the gospel of this world, but the other voice is from the son of obedience–the gospel of that world. The Bible refers to the voice of the son of disobedience as “another gospel,” “another Jesus,” or “another spirit.”

It is written, “For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted–you may well put up with it (2 Corinthians 11:4)!” Everyone who is born of the flesh likes another gospel of this world, which will fade away.

A multitude of people who follow the gospel of this world, which the son of disobedience preaches, gather in the earthly churches–a synagogue of Satan. They are just men of this world whose reward is in this life; they have nothing to do with the inheritance prepared in heaven. So they were called the man of sin, the son of perdition. The children of obedience who follow Christ Jesus, the heir of the eternal heavenly inheritance, are not of this world; they only long for a better country, and in the voice of the son of obedience–the eternal gospel, they patiently wait for the covenant to be fulfilled.

It is written about the gospel of this world, “With Your hand from men, O LORD, From men of the world who have their portion in this life, And whose belly You fill with Your hidden treasure. They are satisfied with children, And leave the rest of their possession for their babes (Psalms 17:14).”

Therefore, there are two gospels in the world. The first one, which the son of disobedience preaches, is the earthly perishable gospel, the gospel of the mortal flesh and the gospel of the country we had left, but the next one, which the son of obedience preaches, is the heavenly imperishable eternal gospel, the gospel of the better country. The gospel of the world is for those who are of the world, but the gospel of the kingdom is for those from above who are not of this world.

The perfect faith does not come from the perishable gospel to save flesh and blood, but from the eternal gospel to save the soul. Any faith other than this perfect faith is not true. The false faith comes from hearing the voice of the son of perdition. Now there are so many people in the world who hear the voice of men of this world and have false faith. It is written, “The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12).”

“…However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth (Luke 18:8)?” Lord! We hope that such a thing may not happen; nevertheless, not as we will, but as You will. Amen. Thank you, Lord.

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