even after being justified by Messiah!! They tell us nobody can be righteous.
What verse do they use to preach this heresy ?
Isaiah 64:6 “all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags”
The false religion of Christianity not only tells believers they cannot be righteous, convert from filthy rags to righteous fruit, but they then further pervert the scriptures by promoting "filthy rags to riches" in the demonic "prosperity gospel". Here we see TD Jakes clearly promoting "rags to riches" as opposed to "rags to righteousness".
So What Does Scripture Really Say?
Is this The Standard We are To Follow?
Now that Messiah has Cleansed us?
From ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS!?
Isaiah 64 : ........??? VERSE 5???.......................v6....... all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.................”
article -last updated 22-09-17.
[pw = pagan word translation]
So here Paul calls for believers to be set apart (pw holy) from the world's pagan ways. The false Torahless religion, "Christianity", says no you cannot be righteous no matter what you do. So their false Paul contradicts the true apostle Shaul.
They will use an out of context verse quoting a segment of it
Is 64:6 “........................all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.................”
Wow, well done! They score 100% for deception using an out of context verse, the same as any other cult. Firstly, Isaiah is prophesying to back-slidden Israel. Here he is speaking corporately as a nation regarding their sin. It is not addressed to believers in Messiah who have been justified and who are morally set apart as asked for in Romans 12 :1. Yet when it suits Christianity it will claim verses that apply to Israel to itself even if it is filthy rags but when it comes to keeping the shabbat (7th day sabbath) then it conveniently says that it is only for Israel. How convenient!!!
Do you want to set the state of back-slidden Israel as your standard of worship or service to Yah'uah? No! Paul, just as Yah'ushua, has called us to be set apart from the filthy rags of this world. (Rom 12:1)
Were all the works of Israel filthy rags prior to her backsliding? No! If that were so Isaiah would not be calling for her to repent and return to her former state.
Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith Yah'uah (pw the LORD): though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
19 If ye be WILLING AND OBEDIENT, ye shall eat the good of the land:
20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of Yah'uah (pw the LORD) hath spoken it.
What was the former state of Israel? You only need to go on, one itsy bitsy verse further people.
Verse 21 How is the morally steadfast (pw faithful) city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
So now that you know the truth and you have Messiah who has purified you of your past sins while you were still a sinner (unrighteous) do you want to emulate the state of back-slidden, unrighteous Israel, is that it?
Do you want to emulate the ways of a harlot? Are you so pathetic that you want to lower yourself to the standards of your Babylonian back-slidden filthy rags “pastor” or harlot thing called "church" or "christianity"??? Is that why Yah'ushua atoned for your sins, so that you can continue in your set ways of the world instead of being set apart from it? Is that it?
Don't be so foolish!So once again
Why do we want to be righteous ?
It is to bring honour to the name of Yah'uah.
That righteousness is never self-righteous.
Christianity preaches self-righteousness as it pleases self and not Yah'uah
Christian self-righteous filthy rags in action :
"I just want to encourage every one of us to realize when we obey God, we're not doing it for God—I mean, that's one way to look at it—we're doing it for ourselves, because God takes pleasure when we're happy. That's the thing that gives Him the greatest joy. So, I want you to know this morning: Just do good for your own self. Do good because God wants you to be happy. When you come to church, when you worship Him, you're not doing it for God really. You're doing it for yourself, because that's what makes God happy. Amen?" (The congregation applauds.)"
BUT THE SCRIPTURE HAS THE FINAL SAY CONCERNING US WHO ARE TRULY BORN OF YAH'UAH
1 John 2:28
And now, little children, abide
in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have
confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
WE DO HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
THERE IS NO SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS IN KEEPING YAH'UAH'S TORAH AS MESSIAH KEPT IT