Friday, April 8, 2011

A Question On Seeing Christ In The Flesh Today

QUESTION RECEIVED:
Concerning Kenneth Hagin I want to know! Since Christ Himself said: then if anyone says to you, look, here is the Christ! Or there! Do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. Matthew 24:23-25.... How then, should any of his former numerous claims of seeing Jesus be believed by many people. Apart from that, many have claimed to have seen Jesus. Is Kenneth Hagin then a true prophet or a false prophet!


MY ANSWER:
Matthew 24:23-25 [ESV] "Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'There he is!' do not believe it. 24For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25See, I have told you beforehand."

This passage deals with Christ's return in the last days in a physical appearance. This passage is in the middle of a prophetic passage that describes the timing and circumstances of the physical return of Christ to Earth in the last days.

Concerning Kenneth Haigin- I do not know about and can not vouch for his claims of seeing Jesus Christ in the flesh. With any claim of seeing the actual physical body of Jesus Christ in the flesh, betwen His Ascension and return, we must ask it the claim lines up with any Bible passages? The Apostle Paul heard from the Lord after the Ascension. He is referred to as an apostle not a prophet. Their are no prophets today who hear the actual word of God spoken to them personally. We have the prophetic word of God in full. A man might be viewed as a prophet as he speaks the word of God. Man is not given prophetic utterance- direct word for word quotations- from God today.

The Apostle Paul heard from Christ in Acts 9. Christ contacted Paul from Heaven not in a physical bodily appearance. Paul heard the voice and was then blinded by light.

When testing any one's claim to see Christ it must be countered with scripture. If any extra biblical [new information not previously taught in Scripture] information is given about Christ you can be sure that it is a false claim.

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