Greetings all in the Matchless Name of YahShua!
Our Messiah YahShua once said the path to eternal life is narrow and few there be that find it.
In our modern day, this statement burns with reality more than ever before. Shall we count the innumerable ways the wicked one has turned away the once-faithful and the never-faithful unto perdition? Well, perhaps not, but we can at least take a stab at it.
1. The cults: Jehovah Witnesses, Mormons, Eastern religions, Ba-Hai and many, many, many, many more counterfeit religions have deceived millions. Perhaps the most influential cult is the Roman Catholic Church and Islam. Billions have fallen under those last two alone.
2. Protestants: Most, if not all the sects within Protestantism continues to this day to carry on the whorish practices of the mother whore, the RCC.
3. More "on-fire" Protestants?
A. Pentecostals -- They consider the Ruach like a drunkard considers wine and if a service does not have a manifestation of the Ruach, the Pentecostals deem it not of Yah. They think they have pressed in, when they have barely stepped through the doorway of Truth and because of their failure to press on in the Word, they fall by the wayside and become as dross.
B. Baptists -- even the most fundamental conservative baptists have a reputation of being alive but are dead. They deny the works of the Ruach practically.
C. Calvinists -- John Calvin is a documented murderer. And his theology has murdered millions upon millions. This brand of theology is so un-intellectual and anti-scriptural it has reprobated many souls.
D. 7th Day Adventists -- unlike most harlot Protestants, they at least observe the sabbath and clean-food laws. But they stop short, many refusing the Feasts and wearing fringes and the New Moons and many other commandments. Thus they are cut off from Yisrael and thrown aside as dross. Many of these people are stricken with cancer by Yah.
E. Moral Government Theologians -- While they refuse the Calvinist/Augustinian brand of theology, they embrace a theology that attempts to divide the Torah into moral, civil and ceremonial sections. This division exists no where in scripture, yet moral government proponents insist that the civil and ceremonial requirements of the Torah are passed away. Thus they become reprobate in their vain traditions.
F. Preterists -- They deny the testimony of 2 angels in Acts 1 and open themselves up to devil possession, much as the Pentecostals do.
G. Charismatics -- Like the Pentecostals, they have no understanding of the Holy Torah and only look for signs and wonders. While a few are pressing on into Torah, they are very few and far between.
H. The Nicolitains -- This is dominant in almost every Protestant denomination and certainly the RCC. The Babylonian idea that a pastor is a head of a congregation insofar that the pastor does not need to submit to others. The requirement for "accountability" and "headship" is abused, taken to the extreme and people are reduced to treating their pastor like a mini-pope. Where are the undershepherds who should serve those whom they lead?
I. Coptics and Eastern Orthodox -- laden down with much pagan philosophy which had been absorbed into christianity by the 3rd and 4th centuries.
J. Anglican church -- a state-run church, need I say more?
K. The Kill Abortion Doctors cult -- akin to the Jews who had a zeal not according to knowledge, they reject the Torah by taking matters into their own hands, opening the gate to a spirit of mob mentality. Rather than returning to the true Written Torah, these zealots return to a law of their own making to satisfy their fleshly lusts. Fortunately, their cult is pretty small.
L. Messianic Jews -- They keep the Sabbath, clean foods and Feasts, but many refuse to use the Name of YahShua or YHVH and also do not believe converted Gentiles need to keep Torah. They are steeped in Talmud and some have even dabbled in kabballah.
M. Hebrew Israelites, Two-House, Sacred Name: They make a god of a single issue which is truth and thus cause needless division. They also lack the discernment in most cases to reject kabballah and follow the satanic doctrines. A few have remained righteous, but they are very few indeed.
N. Dominion Theologians -- These come from all sorts of different denominations and believe the pagan church wil eventually control the world, ushering in the return of the Messiah. They are filled with spiritual pride, arrogance and lies. These will, no doubt, be used to help police the world once the anti-messiah rises to power.
O. Revival School -- Andrew Strom -- Laodicean to the core. While they claim to want revival and have seen the sickening trash in the charismatic/pentecostal/3rd wave/Kansas City foolishness, they firmly reject the Torah and judgment. They hate confrontation.
P. Pentecostal Holiness: They have created their own oral Talmud by requiring long sleeves, no drinking of alcohol and other man-made rules NOT found in Torah. Arrogant and proud to the core.
Q. Campus and Street Preachers -- confrontational evangelists -- While they have probably more truth than all the above groups combined in many respects, they refuse to press on into Torah and thus are damned. A few have pressed on, but they can be counted on one hand.
R. The kabbalists -- These are merely sorcerers.
S. The spirit of Laodicea pervades all the above mentioned in one form or another.
Wow, almost exhausted the alphabet. Can anyone else add to the list?
Truly the path to eternal life is narrow, and few there be that find it.
But take heart, Saints -- HE WHO ENDURES UNTIL THE END SHALL BE SAVED!!!! :)