Rejecting Jesus Christ – Part 1 [Succession Theory]

This post is primarily for Theists. This is for those who also look upon the Bible as an earlier revelation or alternate revelation or one of the many revelations. This blog is for those who treat Jesus Christ as a prophet, as a religious man and a saint. This is also for the weak and gullible Christians who are confused between multiple so-called Holy books. This study will be exclusively presented from the Book of John, the revelations of God to John, the prophet and apostle of Jesus Christ. Hence to comment, to review and to take the value as presented in this study you need to primarily be a theist and following one of the Abrahamic religions. This can be understood and referenced best by the followers of these religions.


Succession Theory is the concept of introducing a later Prophet, a later ideology and a later revelation that is deemed superior to the pre-existing revelation; the tenants of the earlier revelation with its native authenticity is questioned and deemed corrupted. Thus paving way for the newer revelation; however this newer revelation cannot stand on its own but needs the earlier revelation for a hold and anchorage. This helps project an alternate route and the packaging of this new extracted and uninspired [mostly] ideology as an immediate elevation of the current course of faith.

We here will look at such an attempt by alternate ideology proponents over the revelation as in the Book of John where the verses are plagiarized to shape entry of an oncoming entity, man.  What is the Holy Spirit that is written in the Bible? Does the verse in John 16: 12 – 15 refer to a prophet who will come after Jesus Christ? 

This is an important question; this question often is the precursor to lead an individual to extra Biblical resources and alternate ideologies that did not stem from this original root. This question on Holy Spirit as man has haunted the minds of so many in few other later religions. There are ever so many proponents of alternate faiths that propagate this as the gospel truth. That in specific verses within the Bible we see cited that a prophet, a man will come and provide revelations that will be a final revelation. The claim is made that this man was to come after Jesus Christ. Verses are cited and books are called upon to validate the much-needed reference; as the later prophets to Jesus Christ needed the words of Jesus Christ and the verses in the Bible to attain authenticity. The only reason is that old testament revelations and the new testament revelations were given and were already fully satisfying; any add-on package of words need to carry some reference and continuation from the pre-existing revelation.

The verse that is quoted from the Book of John, Chapter 16, Verses 12 – 15.

12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

Lets take the honest approach of asking the Bible and exploring the facts; there cannot be any human theories or emotional interference when someone is researching on this subject. We will look at the Biblical verses and see what light this will be shedding upon this. According to the Word of God, Satan brings in deviations, deceptions, degradation, destruction, devastation, decomposition to the human thinking ability by introducing strange doctrines and ideologies of confusion and hate that envelops the subject person and insulates him from not understanding the only revelation. Moses followed this same Biblical revelations, laws, doctrines, so did prophets Abraham, Issac, Jacob, Elisha, Elijah, Zechariah, Zephaniah and many more. They themselves revealed that God would enter creation in their revelations as revealed to them by God. Bible does not need other books to be explained; since Bible is the perfect and only revelation of God, citing any other religious books becomes a sin for a follower of Jesus Christ. The important few Biblical verses that hold the attention are those in the Book of John. We will dwell into this and study the words and as you will understand.

First; quoting Book of John and denying the deity and God hood of Jesus Christ will be a bad idea from an opposing ideology perspective, the same Book of John explains clearly how rejecting Jesus Christ; you reject God himself. To review this further; we will be looking at two segments; Part One will list down the verses from the John that reveals the divinity of Jesus Christ and the results of rejecting him as he says who he is; Part Two will list down the verses where the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth is revealed to humanity as it is and the results of presenting an alternate view; thus in effect rejecting the Holy Spirit. From the revelations to the Prophets and to the Apostles; as revealed by God Almighty.

Introducing John. As you know John can be called as the emphatic and explicit eyewitness authority; he recorded the life and words of Jesus Christ and was a beloved of Jesus Christ.

Part One: Rejecting Jesus Christ.

A quick and basic study of the revelation to John with internal citations.

John in its first Chapter John 1 states the following while introducing Jesus Christ.

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

The above three verses provide the absolute introduction for Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was the Word, and in the beginning was Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ was with God and Jesus Christ was God. The third verse gives root to the idea that everything is made by Jesus and without Jesus was not anything made that was made. Don not be taken aback that I am replacing the word “Word” for “Jesus Christ”. Read the immediate set of words that follow.

4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

The verses 4 & 5 explain that in this entity of Jesus Christ was life and the light for men. Only darkness does not understand it; if as a reader you do not accept Jesus Christ as the only revelation and of his divinity; the word of God calls you as Darkness. You need to step into the light to understand it; again Jesus is the light of the world; you cannot do anything without Jesus Christ. If you correlate with what Jesus Christ said in John 14; he says thus.

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

He further tells his disciples and those gathered that he is the only way; there is no way after him, beside him, around him. He is the Only way. This verse in John 14:6 and John 1:4 is the perfect alignment and a poetic match that underlines the fact that Jesus Christ was there from the beginning and just entered into creation as a divine being; entering creation means he has to enter ‘in the form’ and he chose to be born as a son. There was no need for a father. All the prophets born after creation event had to be fathered; this was the only entity that needed no father. Adam again was the first man from whom sin and death entered; Jesus was the first Word that was made flesh from whom sin and death were defeated and removed from the equation. In fact as he says, the only way.

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

The verses 6 to 9 in the Chapter 1 states that there was a man who was sent from God named John; this refers to John the Baptist. Introducing John the Baptist. John the Baptist is recognized by Jesus Christ as the ‘greatest man ever born’. He provides a direct attestation of John the Baptist, in Mathew 11 Verses 10 & 11.

10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

Now lets continue to look at John 1.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

The above verses stand out as reveled, as stated, as claimed and as the subject stands disposed. The verse 10 attests to Jesus Christ stating “He was in the world, and the world was made by him” and as today we explain to the people who refuse the divinity of Jesus Christ, the revelation tells that “the world knew him not”. The world and the Satan finds ways by introducing new ideologies to deny Jesus Christ and ensure that people cannot accept the fact. In the next verses we read that John the Baptist saying that the laws were given by Moses but grace and truth came from Jesus Christ. Here again we can reference the verse in the Bible where Jesus claimed that he is the Only way the Truth and Life; a prefect alignment again to the verse 17.

15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.

16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

The eighteenth verse is in fact again a verse that will rip into false ideologies and alternate religion proponents. Stating that no man hath seen God, no man. But can only see the creator who entered this world as a son of man. This verse indeed destroys all speculations and arguments that deny Jesus Christ his place.

18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

Lets keep reading.

27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

Here John the Baptist confesses that the coming Jesus Christ is so very worthy of his respect and honor that he is not even worthy to untie his show latchet. Just imagine the best of all the Prophets, the greatest of men born to any woman “John the Baptist” recording those statements.

John the Baptist, when he witnessed Jesus Christ he said…

29 …Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

This was the reason that Jesus Christ came; to take away the sins of the world. No other prophet can take away anyone’s sin; nor any man. Prophets themselves need to go to Jesus Christ to wash their sin. This power to clean the sins of the people was given to Jesus Christ only; No prophet can claim that he can take the sins; only God can wash anyone’s sin. Now if you reject Jesus Christ there is no way your sins are going to be washed away from you; only he can wash away your sins as he was sinless. There is no parallel in all the universe; he is fully sinless. He himself declares that as recorded in John Chapter 8 Verses 46 Which of you convinceth me of sin?

In the same chapter 8 verse 12 Jesus claims to be the light of world. So if you reject Jesus Christ you reject the only light of the world. How difficult it is to understand that?

12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

In verse 23 he claims that he is not from the earth but from the heavens. He addresses the Jews, the pharisees, the disciples, the romans and calls them that they are from the earth and he “Jesus Christ” is not from this earth but from above. This again correlates with much of everything else in the Bible.

23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

Finally he also says that if you do not believe him that he was the light, the only way to truth and life, that he is from above, that he is the God who entered as flesh for washing the sins of the world and to provide salvation. You shall die in your sin as you reject the only way for eternity in heaven, the only way for the salvation. Read…

24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

Now going back to John 1 Verse 30; John the Baptist states that the man who cometh after him is much before him from a time perspective. John was born ahead of Jesus arrival on earth; if John confirms the deity of Jesus as he was before him although he entered world much after Johns birth.

30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.

John the Baptist then witness the greatest event that can happen; the property of God to exist in three dimensions as the Father the creator, son the redeemer and the holy spirit the comforter. He baptizes the son, when he heard the voice of God from the heavens and he also sees the spirit of God descend as a dove on Jesus Christ.

32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.

33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

He then says that he bears witness, he bears confirmation that Jesus Christ is the son of God. The son given to wash the sins of the people, the son with us.

Lets quickly summarize; the revelation was given as prophecies by prophets, as recorded as eye-witness accounts, that Jesus Christ was no man from earth, his goings are from old. Jesus Christ confirms this in Chapter 8 Verse 56 – 57 – 58. He says that Abraham the prophet was rejoiced to see that God will enter his own creation to save humanity; the Jews asked him, How is that you are not even fifty years old that you claim Abraham was happy seeing you?; he replied before Abraham was, he lived, This aligns with the John Chapter 1, the Word was with God, the Word was God.

56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?

58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

He stakes a claim that no other man could claim unless the earlier facts that he is God and entered his creation as the son to wash the sins of the world as only God can wash the sins and no man can.

Rejecting Jesus Christ?

1. Rejecting Jesus Christ you reject the only Word of God. John 1: 1-3.

2. Rejecting Jesus Christ you reject the Son of God. John 1: 18, 34.

3. Rejecting Jesus Christ you reject God. John 1: 1, 4.

4. Rejecting Jesus you reject his statement that he lived before Abraham. John 1: 56-57-58.

5. Rejecting Jesus Christ you reject the only Truth. John 1: 6.

6. Rejecting Jesus Christ you reject only Light. John 1: 7.

7. Rejecting Jesus Christ you reject Grace and the only hope of Salvation. John 1: 17.

8. Rejecting Jesus Christ you will die in your sins. John 1: 24, 29.

9. Rejecting Jesus Christ you reject your only hope for heaven and eternal life. John 1: 6.

10. Rejecting Jesus Christ you reject your creator. John 1: 3, 10.

11. Rejecting Jesus Christ you reject grace. John 1: 14, 16, 17.

Its high time you take the word of God; the only revelation given to humanity in the form of the Bible and dwell deep into it. You have been reading the verses only from one of the divinely inspired 66 Books in the Bible. There are 65 other books in the Bible and every Book reveals Jesus Christ as the God who became a son of man to save the fallen, to provide grace and to be the Only way to Truth and Life and being the Only Light of the World.

Please explore and review the facts in the Bible and I challenge you to pray to Jesus Christ for a response. You cannot reject the Bible for if you are a follower of a later religion depending upon Prophets Abraham, Moses, Solomon and the many including Jesus Christ you need to spend more time on what their revelation is. This is not a battle of brains, nor a battle of religions or ideologies. This is however a battle between truth and lie; one is true and one is a lie. How will you know if one is the truth and one is a lie if you do not list them on the merit of the claims it encapsulates?

If you are interested in learning more about John Chapter 1 alone or go through a thorough study of the Book of John, I will recommend the following study. The Gospel of John By Chuck Missler.

John Chapter 1.

I also humbly request you to go through a full study of the revelation to John as below. This might be a chance for you to truly analyze from both perspectives; without analyzing both perspectives if you pass a judgement; then it will be partial.  

“Rejecting Jesus Christ” is an apt title taking into consideration; if you advocate other revelations and other unattested personalities then Jesus Christ needs to be rejected for what he says; if you accept Jesus Christ then any other revelation or prophet or religion is simply false and needs to be rejected because Jesus Christ is the way truth and life.

Continued in Part Two: Rejecting the Holy Spirit…


Murders & Morality: Atheism VS Christianity

Statements made on the cruelty of religions are factual; I would agree to that. How then can a God, or his inspired religion drive hate and murders? The answers however tides over peripheries of philosophy, religion, history. Have done my little best to explain this in a nutshell. Religions believe it or not; have been instrumental in brutal elimination of precious human lives, they did in the past, they do even now, they will continue to usurp lives in the future too. With false ideologies, blood thirsty cults, demonic prophets, twisted scriptures, lying books that fuel hate, fueling human desires for power and lust. Atheist authors like Christopher Hitchens, Michael Shermer, and Sam Harris are always debating religious authors like Dinesh D’Souza, William Dembski, William Lane Craig, John Lennox and Alister McGrath about whether or not God exists, or whether or not religion is good for the world. And, as predictably as the sun rises, these debates nearly always devolve into the argument of which side is responsible for the greatest death toll throughout history.

Which is a more terrible killer: religious fundamentalism, or the lack of religion? In the background any killing from any ideology is certainly to be abhorred; be it from a Theistic perspective or from an Atheistic perspective.

Here there is no denial of the crimes in the name of religions. Adding to this statement;

[a] from the early roman catholic church that burned people at stakes, fought and promoted holy wars
[b] to the very later mid-east ideologies that scream page after page of so called scripture that killing unbelievers gives heaven
[c] the replacement theology doctrine where Jews was persecuted by protestant Christians
[d] the recent religion based mass murders in our own India from godhra to Orissa
[e] now in Syria people kill each other crying out that god is great while slitting throats and bombing civilians
[f] middle east, televisions scream asking people to kill Jews for reaching heaven. This is a full blown shame no doubt
[g] The jihadist terror organizations like ISIS, Boko Haram, Hamas, Al-Qaeda all perform mass genocide of fellow muslims, christians and other minorities on an industrial scale even today

All are poignant pointers to the wickedness and venom that can be injected into the populace in the guise of religion. A blanket approach covering


Not all religions promote violence against humanity. Yes few religions directly do and even gives killings as a religious duty to the followers on killing anyone who do not believe in their tenants; and there are those few who absolutely don’t. There are the others although do not promote violence but still are used by men to pursue their own wicked objectives. Further down the spectrum there are also a few lines of thought that only promote peace and non violence and do not even believe in killing animals.


Even non violent ideologies sometimes generate passions that are harnessed for evil purposes by a few in their quest for power and dominion. Yes, hundreds of examples.


But this does not give Atheism a moral ground to stand and mock any organized religion since the data shows there are more lives lost and plundered by atheist regimes across than people killing inspired by religion. This is no different from organized religion inspired crimes. Where is the moral ground? The influential deist philosopher Voltaire, criticized established religion to a wide audience, but conceded a fear of the disappearance of the idea of God: “After the French Revolution and its outbursts of atheism, Voltaire was widely condemned as one of the causes”, wrote Geoffrey Blainey, “Nonetheless, his writings did concede that fear of God was an essential policeman in a disorderly world: ‘If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him’, wrote Voltaire”.

Vox Day notes concerning atheism and mass murder: “Apparently it was just an amazing coincidence that every Communist of historical note publicly declared his atheism … .there have been twenty-eight countries in world history that can be confirmed to have been ruled by regimes with avowed atheists at the helm … These twenty-eight historical regimes have been ruled by eighty-nine atheists, of whom more than half have engaged in democidal 162 acts of the sort committed by Stalin and Mao … The total body count for the ninety years between 1917 and 2007 is approximately 148 million dead at the bloody hands of fifty-two atheists, three times more than all the human beings killed by war, civil war, and individual crime in the entire twentieth century combined. Atheism hence has no moral ground as its a bigger perpetrator of crimes against humanity than all the religions put together and all the wars put together in the 20th century.

I would personally invite you to pursue the following counters from a Christian perspective.

Atheist Killers – The Lie that Religion leads to Violence

The Moral Foundation Dr Ravi Zacharias:

A Debate by Christian Apologist vs Atheist:

Another Debate:

Dawkins Tells Atheists To “Mock Religion With Contempt, and a Christian response:


Now on morality; Religion does preach morality; from a Christian perspective yes and we know the levels of holiness, purity expected from us. But when it comes to the term “Morality” it exists only in the premises when God as an overseer exists. If we believe in the naturalistic and materialistic perspectives of this world and that matter is all that is; then debates can be set that morality is not in any way a requirement that too in the wake of evolutionary dogma where we being evolved chimps should not even term killings a crime. We an evolved higher animal should allow all acts of necrophilia, pedophilia, rape, loot, cannibalism, homosexuality and further incorporate all that can subscribe to the Darwinian thought of ‘Survival of the Fittest”. Pol Pot’s, Stalin’s dogma then is a true adaptation of such an idea. Even Hitler in his Mein Kampf speaks about the Aryan race and the survival of the fittest. Atheism is fully bankrupt in terms of morality; the prime evangelists of atheism fully know that there is no eternal and transcendent standard for right and wrong by adopting moral standards on the pillars of atheism. The Nazi movement, based upon an evolutionary eugenic ideal of developing a super race, destroyed those deemed by them inferior or unsuitable. Many atheists who are judgmental of religious people who have committed great atrocities, but upon what basis? Does this make any sense? Atheistic assumptions irresistibly lead to the conclusion that morality is nothing more than a matter of personal or societal preference.

If humanity is left to create its own ethical standards, we are left with only few options to base ethics upon: 1) collective tradition, 2) human survival, or 3) personal preference.

The best; William Lane Craig – Where do Objective Morals Originate:

Atheism and the Answer to Slavery, Child Abuse, Genocide…

The Moral argument for God; How Can We Demonstrate that Objective Moral Values Exist:

The Moral Argument for God; There Is A Difference Between Absolute and Objective Moral Values:

Is Atheistic Moral Platonism More Plausible Than Theism?

Why would God allow Evil and Suffering? 


In a religion such as Christianity [for which I can speak with my limited understanding] the preachings of Jesus Christ and the exhortations by the apostles, prophets heavily weigh down on any follower that killing is a crime.

First Christianity as from Jesus Christ demands that we NEVER hate anyone. The list of verses in the Bible in ESV [I would prefer KJV] that point to “Do not HATE” Starting with the fact that Jesus gives that as a commandment.

> John 13:34-35 ESV A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

>1 John 4:20 ESV If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.

>1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

>1 John 3:5 ESV Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

> Proverbs 10:12 ESV Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

> Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. > Matthew 5:21 ESV “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’

> 1 John 2:9 ESV Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness.

> Ephesians 4:29 ESV Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. [according to this verse you may not even verbally show anger nor generate strife]


> Proverbs 8:13 ESV The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

> Romans 6:23 ESV For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

> Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

> Matthew 7:1-29 ESV “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.


> Luke 6:27-36 – But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

> Luke 10:27 – And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.

> Matthew 5:44 – But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

> Proverbs 10:18 – He that hideth hatred [with] lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, [is] a fool..

Christians who get involved in killing are not inspired by Jesus Christ to murder, massacre, these are deviant ideologies that stem from the rot in human minds. The instruction received is clear and absolute. No killing, no hate, not even a hateful word. If I speak a hateful word that does not mean Christianity professes hatred; its my human nature where I have not yet applied the morality that is demanded of me from Christ.

Christianity as a Religion does not cause you to kill people, and it certainly also does its best to prevent you from killing people. The same can be said for many world views except a very few where fanaticism rules the roost. I would love to debate on this anytime but we ought to reason as we may have found and unfound many logical and illogical points that might split the fabric of reason and land in a debate. We can choose to reason further.

Jesu Valiant