The Spirit of Truth & the Spirit of Error

by Arnold Gordon

"Beloved believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh (human) is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh (human) is not of God: and this is that spirit of anti-Christ, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is in the world." I John 4:1-3

The Spirit Of God Says:

1. Jesus was preordained and prophesied to be the Messiah, the Christ, a king, the firstborn of many brethren. Daniel 9:25, Romans 8:29, Matthew 16:16-20

2. Jesus, the son of Mary, was born of a virgin, a natural birth, a human being; and "was in all points tempted like as we are" Matthew 1:23, Matthew 3:1-10, Hebrews 4:15

3. Jesus Christ was a natural human being, born of a virgin, thus by definition, he had no physical father, except as God the Father gave life to all mankind. John 1:4

4. According to Jesus, a man of human flesh could not be born of the Spirit (God). He said, "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." John 3:6

5. Jesus, the son of Mary had a normal natural life until he was baptized in water and of the Spirit in the river Jordan. Luke 2:52

6. Jesus, as a natural human being felt it necessary to be baptized to fulfil all righteousness. Matthew 3:15 John 3:5-7

7. Jesus received the promise of the Holy Ghost when he was baptized in the river Jordan, becoming the firstborn spiritual son, begotten of God, the Father. Acts 2:33, Matthew 3:16-17, Acts 10:36-38

8. God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power and from that time forth, God (Holy Ghost, the Word, Father) was with him. He was now the first begotten (of the Spirit) Son of God, with God dwelling in him. He was now "God in man", the Christ, the Messiah. Acts 10:36-38, Acts 1:8, John 14:10-11, John 10:30

9. Jesus denied his own human will in deference to the will of God the Father which dwelt in his body. He made it clear even the words he spoke "were not his own, but the Father's that dwelt in him." John 12:44-50, John 14:10, John 14:23-24

10. In reference to the Godhead, "For in him (Jesus) dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily." Colossians 2:9

11. "God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself," II Corinthians 5:19, John 1:14

12. Jesus was the first of his human being brethren to be begotten of God as a spiritual son of God. He showed his followers they could do likewise if they would follow in his steps. Romans :1-14 I Peter 2:21-25, Matthew 16:24

The Spirit Of Anti-Christ Says:

1. Jesus, the son of the virgin Mary, was God of the Old Testament and came as God (spirit), and man in the New Testament.

2. Jesus was fully God and fully man, a God-man and not a human being as other men.

3. Jesus, the son of Mary was God (spirit) before he became incarnate in the flesh of the son of the virgin Mary, at his birth.

4. Jesus, a God-man was born of a virgin and God (Spirit) was his birth Father, therefore he was his own Father. His was not a virgin birth, by definition. He was and is always God.

5. Jesus, the son of Mary did not have a normal natural life but was always God from his birth and preexisted his own birth. Jesus was God from the beginning.

6. Jesus did not feel he was required to be baptized of water and of the Spirit, because he was God and baptism was not necessary.

7. Jesus did not receive the promise of the Holy Ghost, regardless of what Acts 2:33 and Acts 10:36-38 says. He was already God.

8. Regardless of his words that the Father (God) dwelled in him, he was totally God.

9. Jesus was not God in man, he was God as a man, while being God as Spirit.

10. Jesus did not deny his own will. As God he did not have a separate will from the Father, regardless what the scriptures record.

11. The Godhead was not in Jesus, Jesus was the Godhead!

12. God was and is Christ reconciling the world to himself.

13. Jesus was the only begotten son of God, and there are no others born of God as begotten sons, in spite of what is recorded in Romans chapter 8.

14. Regardless of the commandments of Apostle Peter, other human beings cannot follow in the footsteps of Christ and lead a sinless life. After all, Jesus Christ was God and did not have sinful flesh like other men.

15. Jesus is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.

The Bible is not right in depicting God.


The teaching that Jesus, the son of the virgin Mary was born into this world in any form or substance other than human flesh, is to teach contrary to the dictionary definitions of the words used in the Bible. The teaching that a man can be a God in any sense of the word is pagan in belief. This is the spirit of anti-Christ, and contradicts the scripture: "God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent:" Numbers 23:19

A man, human being, is by definition a "corporeal" visible being, meaning a living corpse consisting of fleshly matter. God, on the other hand, is an "incorporeal" invisible (Col 1:15), uncorruptible (ROM 1:23) being, without matter, therefore spiritual. Nothing can exist as incorporeal (invisible) and corporeal (visible) at the same time!

Jesus Christ said, "God is a Spirit", John 4:24 Jesus also said referring to himself, "Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have." Luke 24:39

If we can believe the words of Jesus Christ, then we must believe that God, a Spirit, cannot have flesh and bones as the son of the virgin Mary has. Therefore, the son of the virgin Mary could not be God. God could not be man; but God can be IN the body of man.

Jesus, the son of Mary said, "Believest thou not that I am IN the Father, and the Father IN me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth IN ME, he doeth the works." John 14:10

Apostle Paul said, "To wit, that God was IN Christ, reconciling the world unto himself," II Corinthians 5:19

Apostle Paul also said, "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For IN HIM dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily." Colossian 2:8-9

To teach otherwise is to be a false prophet and the spirit of anti-Christ according to I John 4:1-3.

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