COUN`TERFEIT, Forged; fictitious; false; fabricated without right; made in imitation of something else, with a view to defraud, by passing the false copy for genuine or original; as counterfeit coin; a counterfeit bond or deed; a counterfeit bill of exchange.
2 Assuming the appearance of something; false; hypocritical; as a counterfeit friend.
3 having the resemblance of; false; not genuine; as counterfeit modesty.
American Dictionary of the English Language
Noah Webster 1828
This is a brief description of the definition of counterfeit. But you get the idea of the word.
I write again today with sadness. I recently listened to a pastor who sounded so good that I all most fell for his sermons.
The thing is I know my bible well enough that I snapped to his false teaching of the "Rapture" of the Church.
Had I not known the "real" truth of the bible I would have fell for the counterfeit word that he preached.
The counterfeit is taught in seminaries world wide. Here is a brief definition of a seminary. According to Websters 1828.
A place of education; any school, academy, college or university, in which young persons are instructed in the several branches of learning which may qualify them for their future employment.
I would also say a seminary is a place of indoctrination. Which is being taught or instructed in a teaching of some sort. Could be science or religion, etc.
When a person is indoctrinated they are pretty much sold out to what they were taught. Assuming no need to check out what they were taught. Trusting can be dangerous.
Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith the LORD, Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
That sounds serious. So do not trust in any one with your soul.
In the case of a bible seminary the pupil may be taught false or counterfeit teachings, man made doctrines.
As a young Christian 22 years ago I assumed that ALL preachers were telling me the truth. To my advantage I was in the bible all along. It was and is today the word of God that separated me from the counterfeit preaching and teachings.
About the "rapture". This is a counterfeit teaching, a man made doctrine. Which probably started late 1700s. 1830 was the year that it really took off through Darby and Margret McDonald. Do your own home work on this. It is not top secret.
The seminary twist the scripture so bad and the student who does not know any better takes what they are taught as being correct. The student, from what I have seen over 22 years never studies the whole bible. So they do not know what they were taught IS NOT compatible to the "real" word of God. The counterfeit gospel is taught there and then the new pastor teaches it to his congregation and the pew sitter repeats what he was taught.
The pew sitter rarely reads the bible. It is mainly for show. They dust it off once a week and carry it but they only know what they are being taught. IF they were here, pointing to my bible, they would not be sitting in a pew under counterfeit teachings. They have nothing to compare what they are being taught to. The lie, the counterfeit, goes on and on through the centenaries to be repeated over and over.
So this is how the counterfeit gospel is spread world wide. Satan, the father of lies, has his mission accomplished.
If only a person would not be so trusting. After all we are talking about our soul and where it WILL spend ALL eternity. We are told over and over in scripture to beware to take heed. We are told about the prophets in sheep`s clothing ( Matt 7:15).
2 Corinthians 11:13-14 v 13 For such are apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. v `14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
So here we have it. You should beware of what you are being taught. Remember a little leaven does leaven the whole lump. Know your bible well enough that you will know the counterfeit gospel from the real gospel.
Ezekiel 3:20-21, Ezekiel 18: 24, Ezekiel 33:12-14 tell us to warn the righteous
when they sin, notice it says when not if. So when someone teaches another gospel, 2 Corinthians 11:4 also Galatians 1:7-8-9 warn them.
Things will get worse so hold fast to the word of God. Remember the word of God will separate you from the apostate church.
Read Amos 8:11-12 and remember you are not alone. God always sees you and knows what is going on with you.
Secure In Christ,