Jesus Christ is renowned the world over, His
name is familiar in every culture, whether one professes to be Christian, atheist, or
of any other religion. Most have opinions about Him, regardless of their beliefs about
who He was and what He taught. His name stirs great controversy.
Yet, despite worldwide recognition—despite billions professing to follow Him—despite
all the knowledge circulating about Jesus—the true Jesus Christ remains unknown—even to
Christianity! Is it possible the central figure of a religion
could be unknown to almost all who profess to follow Him? The answer has everything to
do with a different, false Jesus having been foisted on an unsuspecting world. The World to Come. The Restored Church of
God presents David C. Pack. Opinions range widely about Who and What was
Jesus Christ—as well as what He means in today’s world. But few disagree that He
forever changed the course of history and civilization.
Through the centuries, thousands of books, stories, television documentaries, films and
even novels have been written and produced about Jesus Christ. Hundreds of thousands
of churches have been erected in His name. Millions have claimed to be His ministers.
And billions have professed Him “Lord and Savior.”
What is your view of Jesus? What image does His name evoke? Perhaps a thin, long-haired
man in a flowing white robe. Maybe a baby in a manger, with three “wise men” giving
Him gifts on December 25. Or a crucified figure in a loincloth, with trickles of blood oozing
from Him? Possibly Easter eggs and sunrise services?—or the Christmas season?
What about Jesus pleading with people to give their hearts to Him?—adding, “Just show
love to all people and accept Me into your hearts to be saved.” Or walking through
villages giving money to the poor, or saying, “Just believe in Me. Obedience is no longer
necessary.” These and other well-known views of Jesus
Christ have been driven into the minds of countless billions over the centuries. Though
commonly believed—and they are!—these images and perceptions fail the test of careful
biblical and historical examination. The popular, mainstream ideas about the supposed Christ
of the Bible and what He taught simply do not measure up to the facts—what have been
largely unassembled facts. Most have accepted without question what they
have heard, read or were taught throughout their lives about Christ and the teachings
He brought. These same people usually vigorously defend their beliefs while feeling no need
to examine proof of why they believe what they do—or to consider how they came to
such beliefs. Human nature follows the crowd, which follows what is popular.
This has been the case with virtually every one of the widely accepted teachings, traditions
and practices of mainstream Christianity. Few are aware—or even care—that these
have been taken almost entirely from paganism, false customs and human reasoning—and not
from the Bible. Most of the teachings of Christendom have no biblical basis whatsoever—and in
many cases Jesus actually commands the exact opposite!
Thus, the Jesus Christ of the Bible has been left out of professing Christianity—unknown
to vast millions, hidden in a cloud of deceit, confusion, lies and commonly accepted falsehoods.
He has been replaced—counterfeited and substituted—with “another Jesus,” one entirely different—and
the one the apostle Paul warned against in II Corinthians 11:4. Notice: “For if he
that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached…you might well bear with
him [meaning, you put up with it, he warned the Corinthians].”
Here are examples contrasting the false Jesus with the true Jesus of the Bible.
• The ministers of one Jesus teach the saved go to heaven. The true Christ revealed, “No
man has ascended into heaven” and “the meek shall inherit the Earth.” Related to
this, the one tells his followers they have an “immortal soul,” and the wicked go
to an “ever-burning hell.” The Other, the true Christ, teaches that people are souls
and the wicked will be destroyed forever. • One Jesus has ministers who speak endlessly
of how the Law has been done away—nailed to the cross—having been kept for them by
Jesus. The Other, the true Christ, taught, “Think not that I come to destroy the Law,
or the prophets” and “If you will enter into life, keep the commandments”—after
which He listed five of the Ten Commandments to make clear what He meant.
• One Jesus teaches that Sunday is the Lord’s Day. You have all heard it. The other declared
this about the Fourth Commandment, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the
Sabbath. Therefore the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” He did not say, “The
Sabbath was made for Jews, and I am a Jew, so that is why I keep it—but you don’t
need to, because I’m now Lord of Sunday.” One is left to wonder: If Jesus had said to
keep Sunday, would the whole world keep Saturday? Understand. Jesus, who grew up in a strong,
commandment-keeping middle-class family of parents, brothers and sisters living in humble
circumstances, observed the weekly Sabbath. But His family also observed the annual Holy
Days, which picture God’s Plan of salvation for mankind. A new booklet from author David C. Pack
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and the true Jesus. • One endorses the pagan Easter celebration,
the worship of the Egyptian/Babylonian goddess Ishtar or Ashtaroth—the Other kept and requires
observance of God’s Passover. • One broke the only sign that he was the
Messiah (and therefore his word!) and was in the grave just 36 hours—the Other kept
His word, proving He was the Messiah by remaining there exactly three days and three nights,
or 72 hours. • One celebrates his birthday in late December,
through re-invention of a time-honored pagan festival of wild celebration—the Other was
born in the early Autumn and condemns this tradition as an abomination.
Jesus was reared a Galilean, and as a rugged carpenter—and therefore was looked down
upon for not being “cosmopolitan”—or a recognized religious scholar—or as having
come from aristocracy, like His contemporaries in Jerusalem. And His physical appearance,
as foretold centuries earlier, was at best average—far from the handsome image promoted
by Hollywood. Let’s continue contrasting the two Christs:
• One Jesus was weak, skinny, effeminate and had long hair—the true Christ was rugged,
strong, masculine and wore hair closely cropped. • One is largely seen as either a helpless
newborn in a manger or dead on a cross—the Other is all-powerful and sitting at the right
hand of God. • One teaches adherence to ancient pagan
holidays condemned in the Bible—the Other teaches observance of the seven annual Holy
Days outlined in Scripture and commanded to be kept forever.
Jesus was born when anticipation of the Messiah’s impending arrival was in the air, and when
Rome changed from a republic to a conquering empire, clearing the way for the gospel of
the kingdom to spread to diverse kingdoms, cities, cultures, regions and territories.
Before starting His ministry, Christ defeated Satan in a titanic battle of wills, and qualified
to replace him in ruling the earth. He then called the disciples from humble origins,
and with His Father’s guidance, personally prepared them, through an intense training
period, to become apostles. Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead, cast
out demons and preached the gospel to the poor. He shattered myths and changed lives.
Yet, despite these—and spectacular miracles such as walking on water, feeding thousands
with a few pieces of fish and bread, and other marvelous acts—leaders would not accept
His words—or His authority! Christ preached a message that is today entirely
unknown to the multiplying, disagreeing and competing churches of professing Christianity—it
was the good news of the kingdom of God—a coming world supergovernment that would bring
justice, equity, peace, happiness, abundance and prosperity to all peoples and nations.
This centerpiece of Jesus’ ministry is another of the many things He taught that so few have
heard and almost no one believes. The contrast between one Jesus and the true
Jesus Christ of the Bible now continues: • One Jesus teaches that his followers must
spread an already-existing kingdom, one that’s here now, as they seek to fix this world—the
Other that His kingdom will come at His Return, and that His resurrected, glorified followers
will first restore and then continue ruling cities and nations in the world to come.
• One Jesus largely defines the Christian mission as giving money and aid to the poor—the
Other, in three places, said to give them the gospel of the kingdom of God.
• One sends missionaries around the world to have the masses “profess” him and “get
saved”—the Other, the true Jesus Christ, directs His Church to announce to all nations
the soon arrival of God’s kingdom, knowing only the Father decides who comes to His Son.
Jesus Christ promised, “I will build My Church.” He is still today building, feeding,
protecting, strengthening, guiding, training and governing that one undivided Church.
• Yet, one Jesus has followers who build their own thousands of differing, divided
churches, and who, because they cannot agree on his teachings, necessarily offer a widely
inclusive, counterfeit “body of Christ” to house them—the true Christ built one
unified Church, where everyone walks in harmony, believing and speaking the same thing.
• One permits the unrestrained promotion of idols, images and pictures all through
his churches—the Other condemns all forms of this in His Second Commandment.
• One is worshipped by billions and leads all brands of this world’s recognized, accepted
Christendom, better thought of as Churchianity—the Other is worshipped by a few, and has one
discounted, persecuted “little flock” that has come out of the world.
• One carries neither real power nor real authority, and his churches operate on human
strength—the Other has all power and authority in heaven and earth, and divinely strengthens
His dynamic Church. • One is essentially a dead savior with
dead teachings building dead churches—the Other is alive and brings living truth from
His living Word to a living Church. What does the true Christ expect of His followers?
He commanded, “Repent and believe the gospel.” Paul added in Acts 17, “God…commands all
men everywhere to repent”—meaning to change their thoughts, attitudes, words and actions,
and to live the only way He always intended. God is calling but a select few into the understanding
of His truth, to live His way of life. It takes faith to change, to reject the pulls
of the flesh, the devil and society, and permit Christ to live in you through His Spirit.
It means growing from human faith to the faith of Christ, to come under Jesus’ authority,
and to submit to His government, administered in His Church.
Being called into the way of true Christianity means you must permit God to build His holy,
righteous, perfect character within you—a lifelong process involving time, trials, tests
and lessons. You must yield yourself as clay to the Master Potter, and put your will aside.
You must voluntarily choose to, as Christ said, “enter in at the strait gate: for
wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which
go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life,
and few there be that find it [the Greek means, are finding it].”
With God’s way of life come endless benefits for faithful obedience. This means, as John
recorded, “We have confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him,
because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.”
Jesus set the example, the pattern for overcoming sin and focusing one’s life on being born
into the kingdom of God. There are two opposing ways of life. One is
described as the way of “give,” the other the way of “get.” One of the greatest
teachings of Jesus is that “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Of course, Christ
set the ultimate example by giving Himself for mankind. The give way for Christians begins
with recognizing they belong to God as “living sacrifices.”
Being called also means being willing to “endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ”—to
untangle and disengage “himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please Him
who has chosen him to be a soldier.” It means a life of waging spiritual warfare—but
also of enjoying unbounded happiness at the same time!
The way of true Christianity is infinitely more than mere talk—it requires action.
It brings with it security, peace of mind, excitement, thrilling news of God’s Work,
and a host of blessings—including the greatest one of hearing Jesus say upon His Return,
“Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things,
I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of the lord.”
God’s is a way leading to inheritance of “all things” as “heirs of God, and joint-heirs
with Christ,” who is called “the firstborn among many brethren.”
But the path to God’s kingdom is not easy. Building character is the only thing one can
carry into eternal life, for “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.”
Let’s see a few final comparisons between the false Jesus and the true Jesus Christ
of the Bible: • One Jesus blindly repeats that you are
saved by his death—the true Jesus Christ plainly reveals, through Paul, in Romans 5:10,
and explains, how you are “saved by His life.”
• One has done away with tithing to make himself more appealing and easier to serve—the
Other bluntly declares, “This ought you to have done” and to neglect tithing is
said in another place to “rob God.” • One says, “Come just as you are”—the
Other commands, “Repent [meaning, change] and believe the gospel.”
• One assures, “You are already saved,” because “once saved, always saved”—the
Other declares (in fact, twice), “He that endures to the end shall be saved,” and
“to him that overcomes will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I overcame…”
• One does not care how you worship him, what customs and doctrines you believe—the
Other is a “jealous God,” demanding in John 4 that we “worship Him in Spirit—and
in truth!”, and says, “If you continue in My word, then are you My disciples indeed;
and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
• Finally, one Jesus works through “another spirit,” the “spirit of error,” the
“spirit of disobedience,” and all those terms are found in the Bible—the true Jesus
Christ works through the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, called by John, the “Spirit
of truth.” And all of those terms are of course found in the Bible.
To conclude the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus explained this: “Whosoever hears these sayings
of Mine [meaning, what Christ taught], and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man,
which built his house upon a rock [and then the passage goes on to show that that person
endures. And He continues]…And everyone that hears these sayings of Mine [the truth,
what Christ taught], and does them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built
his house upon the sand…” And then the verse goes on to explain what happens to that
house. Which of these will you be?
“Another Jesus” and the true Jesus Christ stand before you! You cannot claim to serve
and believe the true—the right—Jesus while copying the path and teachings of the wrong
one. Which you follow—in conduct and teachings—becomes the greatest choice you will ever make!
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Do not discount facts and truth simply because you are unfamiliar with a belief. Investigate
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Most have no idea there is a true Jesus and a false one, let alone how to discern which
is which. Nor have they any idea the vast range of well-defined customs and teachings
separating them. Therefore, almost impossible to believe, nearly the whole world worships
the wrong one! One is well-known to the world—but you will soon have absolutely no doubt the
true Jesus Christ is unknown to Christianity. He could be about to enter your view for the
first time. Until next time, this is David C. Pack, saying,
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