The argument of our knowing the deep secrets of God makes us Satan. (Rev 2:24)-WMSCOG
How can we get salvation without knowing God’s mysteries? Those who do not know God’s mysteries can not get salvation. According to Mark 4:11, the secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you but to those on the outside everything is said in parables. Jesus had let his apostles know the secret of kingdom of heaven. Then, does this mean his apostles are Satan?
Also, Paul said,
- 1 Col. 4:1 “So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God.”
If their arguments are true, then Apostle Paul and God’s people in early church should be Satan as well.
In the bible, those who are given the mysteries of God are the one to be saved. Therefore, it is clear that those who are not given the secret of God can not get salvation without a doubt.
- Rev. 2:24 “Now I say to you who have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets”
When we carefully look at this verse, we can understand that it is not about the mysteries of God but about those of Satan. It means that the power of Satan tempts people hiding its identity and that people in this age do not recognize its secret (identity).
Therefore, it is evidently false argument to slander the truth without understanding the substance of the bible properly.
There are the secrets of God and the secrets of Satan in the bible and the question above is just the interpretation on their own by those who do not know those secrets. The term “secret” is generally not revealed but hidden, rather being opened to those specific people.
1. The mysteries of God
The mysteries of God is “Christ”. (Cor. 1:26-27. 2:2) The reason Christ is the mysteries of God is Christ is the one who came down to the earth in flesh. His coming in flesh hiding the glory is to separate true God’s people from false ones.
Since God appeared weak in flesh like us, people did not recognize Him and rather persecuted Him.
Even, some religious leaders and scholars shouted to crucify Jesus on the cross and when He was trying to evict ghost, some of them said to Him, “By Beelzebub, the prince of demons, he is driving out demons.” (Lk. 11:15)
However, there also existed those who received God that appeared in flesh and they are God’s people with true belief. (John 1:9~14) Among God’s people who insist themselves they believe God coming in flesh, true and false people are to be separated each other.
2. The mysteries of Satan
Satan is the one who stands against God and interrupts His salvation works. Many people misunderstand Satan is acting only in spiritual world, but actually, it disguises himself the organization of worshipping God, establishing his own power in this world.( 2 Cor.11:13~15)
Being casted down to the earth from heaven, Satan (Rev. 12:9) severely persecuted Church of God. However, the harsher the persecution was, even to martyr, the more active the gospel became, depending on God. This made Satan change his strategy from persecuting to embracing and making high of as well as helping Church gets the recognition of world. Instead, more importantly, it got rid of important truth of Church. Consequently, Sabbath (Saturday) was changed to Sunday of Roman Mithras (Sun-God) and the Passover was abolished. Also, it introduced December 25th as the birthday of Jesus, which actually was the day of celebrating the birthday of Sun-God, Mithras by Romans, In addition, it corrupted the Church by introducing evils rather than the commandments of worshipping God by bringing in the cross, the pagan idol and making people worshiping Virgin Mary with the use of worshipping goddess.
The seven churches mentioned in Rev. 2 and 3 are the prophecies written as letters to seven churches then located in Asia minor areas about the situations and conditions of churches to be fulfilled from Jesus’ ascension to His’ second coming. The Church in Thyatira is the prophecy of revealing the situation in the age of papacy from AD. 538 to 1798 and in Rev. 2:24 “Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her teach and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets ..”, it means that since they do not know Satan got into Church and changed all God’s decrees and laws by camouflaging Himself He worships God, it said “have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets.”
Until now, people misunderstand they worship God, following evils made by Satan with no knowledge about his cunning plot. This is why the bible warns, “have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets.” Therefore, their arguments are not biblical without understanding the contents of bible and only being busy trying to slander us.