False conversions. I call them “counterfeit births.” I suspect that false conversions are the major sign of the great falling away. Clearly, it is rather obvious, even to the least spiritual among us in the world and in the religious world that there is certainly something wrong when there exists such a state of utter religious confusion and doctrinal mumbo jumbo. An understanding of today’s dilemma was prophesied by the Apostle Paul in his revelation to Timothy when Paul wrote that in the last days, some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils.
Evidently, the primary demonic strategy is deception. Deception is the first stage of the falling away process. One of the goals of this blog is to un-complicate things. So I personally took the first step of self-examination. Once I discovered that there is a fake Jesus, the first thing that I did was to confront the issue of my own salvation, head on. Since it was so supernatural in nature, after more than two decades, I asked myself “Pam, are you REALLY saved? I did what Paul recommended to the Corinthians as recorded in II Cor. 13:5: I examined myself to see if I be in the faith. I proved my self. I examined myself to see if Jesus Christ be IN me.
Now to be IN me is not a physical or a soulical thing. Jesus is not IN my heart because my heart is a part of my soul. No, by the power of the Holy Ghost, He is in my spirit. I examined myself by John 15, to see if there is any fruit in my life. What is fruit? I will address that in yet another post. However, there were 3 things I looked for. Did I experience godly sorrow that worked repentance in me. Did I see my own sinful nature? Was I drawn to the cross or led to the Lord’s sacrifice by the Holy Ghost. Did I understand the resurrection the day I was saved. I realized that I have to first understand it in order to believe that a dead man lives in a physical body, who is now seated at the right hand of God.
I knew BEFORE I even examined my salvation that I was born again. However, I examined it ANYWAY.
So what do you do about a false conversion. You start with YOU. More in part 2.