THE GATES OF HELL AND CHURCH APOSTASY

​WAS THE TRUE CHURCH APOSTASIZED?

INC SAID, YES
GOD SAID, NO..
here is why:
WHAT IS THE GATES OF HELL IN MATTHEW 16:18?

Mt 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS WOULD PUT THE GATES OF HELL AS A METAPHOR. IT WAS TO THEM A PLACE CALLED “GATES OF HELL” REFERRED TO BY PAGAN TRADITION OR POSSIBLY, MYTH WHEREIN  IT IS AN OPENING TO THE UNDERWORLD. IT IS A GENTILE PLACE, WHERE ALLEGEDLY, JESUS USED TO METAPHORIZE FOR MATTHEW 16:18.

IT IS TO THEM A BIBLICAL CONCEPT SUCH AS HOW JESUS METAPHORIZED GEHINNOM, A VALLEY IN JERUSALEM, TO DESCRIBE HELL.

SO IT IS THEN POSSIBLE ALSO AS THEY ALLEGED TO METAPHORIZE A LITERAL PLACE CALLED AS “GATES OF HELL” TO ASCRIBE IT TO MATTHEW 16:18.

BUT NOTICEABLY, IT IS UNBIBLICAL. THEY ASSUMED IT AS THE PARTICULAR METAPHOR BUT NOWHERE DID IT HINTS THAT MATTHEW 16:18 REFERRED TO A PAGAN PLACE CALLED “GATES OF HELL”.

WHAT REALLY DOES MATTHEW 16:18 MEANS BY GATES OF HELL?

WHAT REALLY IS THE “GATES OF HELL” THAT CANNOT PREVAIL AGAINST THE CHURCH?

FOR ME IT IS  TRANSGRESSION OR MORTAL SIN!

HERE IS MY PROOF:

Ps 107:17 . Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted (IN HELL).

Ps 107:18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they touch as far as the gates of death (HELL).

GATES OF DEATH IS GATES OF HELL AS HELL IS SECOND DEATH (REV20:14). GATES IS THE OPENING TO HELL AND AS WE CAN SEE, THE CAUSE OF AFFLICTION IN HELL IS TRANSGRESSION, MEANING TRANSGRESSION OPENS THE WAY FOR PEOPLE TO BE AFFLICTED IN HELL.

“Fools because of their transgression (as opening), and because of their iniquities, are afflicted (IN HELL)”

I BELIEVE, TRANSGRESSION AS A WAY TO HELL IS AN OPENING TOWARDS HELL, A GATE, AN OPENING, AS TRANSGRESSION AS A WAY OPENS THE CHANCE FOR PEOPLE TO GO TO HELL. IT IS AS EXPRESSED BY JESUS:

the blind leading (through a way) the blind to the draught

SOMETHING THAT LEADS INTO A PLACE COULD BE A WAY OR AN OPENING–A GATE. THEREFORE TRANSGRESSION THAT IS, MORTAL SINS, LEADS THE BLIND TO THE DRAUGHT OR HELL IMPLYING TRANSGRESSION AS AN OPENING OR GATE OR A WAY THAT LEADS TO HELL.

GATES IN HEBREW:

sha`ar  shah’-ar
from H8176 in its original sense;
an opening, i.e. door or gate.

SO THE GATES OF HELL IS TRANSGRESSION–AN OPENING, A WAY, A GATE!

THAT TRANSGRESSION CANNOT PREVAIL AGAINST THE CHURCH MEANING, THE CHURCH CANNOT BE APOSTASIZED. IT WAS AS STATED BY PAUL,

 Romans 6:14

[14]For sin (mortal sin) shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

THE CHURCH CANNOT TEACH ERRORS–MORTAL SINS–FOR PEOPLE TO GO TO HELL….

let them be blind leaders of the blind and if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into the ditch”


IF THAT HAPPENED IN THE CHURCH THAT LEADERS LEAD PEOPLE TO HELL, AS IMPLIED BY THE TERM “DITCH“, THEN THAT IS APOSTASY PREVAILING IN THE CHURCH WHICH AS CHRIST SAID WOULD NEVER HAPPEN.

HOW COME THE CHURCH DIED? DID MORTAL SIN OR  PHYSICAL DEATH–THE GATES OF HELL, AS ALLEGED–PREVAILED OVER IT?

IT DIED BEC OF THE FAMINE OF GODS WORDS AS STATED IN AMOS8:11-12..

POSSIBLY BEC OF FALSE TEACHERS INTRUDING IN THE CHURCH, CONVERTING CHRISTIANS, TO THEIR OWN MAN MADE FOLD.
HOW DID THE CHURCH DIED THEN?
IT DIMINISHED IN NUMBERS TIL FINALLY, NOONE HAVING UNDERSTANDING IS THERE TO LEAD THE CHURCH AS IT SLOWLY DISAPPEARS TO INACTIVITY.

IT WAS NOT APOSTASY AS THE CHURCH NEVER TAUGHT DAMNING HERESIES–MORTAL SINS, AS SUCH THINGS AS CHRIST PROMISED WONT PREVAIL IN THE CHURCH.…

Look though at how INC explained “gates of death not prevailing”:
inc says,

IT MEANS THAT NOT EVEN DEATH (physical death) WILL BE ABLE TO OVERCOME IT


its foolish reasoning, to say physical death won’t prevail against the church as correct exegesis for the verse when it is a reality that it don’t likewise prevail against the people and kingdoms of Satan, naturally, bec physical death don’t stop them for existing as evil kingdom as it say,

Matthew 13:28-30
[28]He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
[29]But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
[30]Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

Notice how INC explained gates of death as by itself death, gates is not synonymous to death, if you understand or have considered logic you should have not assumed without basis that gates of death is by itself death, bec gates as opening to hell is sin, as it say,

Romans 5:12
[12]Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death through (through means a way as gate) sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

A catholic likewise implied that the underworld is by itself the gates as gates is the same as city. Therefore gates is hell itself.

GATES IS NOT PHYSICAL DEATH OR HADES OR THE UNDERWORLD ITSELF BEC THE OPENING OR GATE FOR PHYSICAL DEATH IS SIN.

Romans 5:12
[12]Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death through (through means a way as gate) sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

you have to prove that gates is death itself and not as Isaiah 14:31 implied that gate and city are used in different context, as two unrelated monicker. A catholic has this version.

Now having these, did gates of hell as mortal sins or as alleged, physical death prevailed over the church when it died and resurrected as our church, lately called mcgi?

NO! The physical church simply died bec finally, noone who have understanding lead the church bec of the famine of truth, thereby slowly, the Christians were either falling off to a man made church, most likely, catholic or simply became, inactive.

But never did it teach damning heresies–or mortal sins, nor did physical death dominated it. Indeed, physical death never prevailed against the church as the church in the spirit world is always alive.

Ephesians 3:10-11

[10]To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

[11]According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

The church is eternal, for it to be possible when the physical church died, the church in the spirit world must have continued to be the still functional church as intended, an eternal church.

Therefore, as integral body, it is an eternally a living church.

Matthew 22:32

[32]I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. 

By these, we conclude that the church cannot die bec of mortal sins or by physical death, bec the dead saints was never defeated by physical death or mortal sins as still, they are an eternal and living church, therefore by this reality, it falsifies the catholic concept, that physical death overcome our church bec its physical members were either gone or inactive.

2 thoughts on “THE GATES OF HELL AND CHURCH APOSTASY

  1. palpak ka na, Sheol is the Hebrew equivalent to Hades, it is where BOTH good and bad go—– Hell mentioned in Revelations 20 is Gehenna, it is the lake of fire, it is NOT Hades, thus Mathew 16:18 speaks of Hades and not Gehenna which is the 2nd death

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