What did Christ mean when he said workers of iniquity, and why will they not be allowed to enter Heaven.
Summary: What did Christ mean when he said workers of iniquity, and why will they not be allowed to enter Heaven.
To start with let's go over, what the term "workers of iniquity" means. as we look through the bible it is mentioned on many occasions, many of the psalms contain this term and it is quoted by Yeshua, much of what Yeshua stated, is to add too the already existing text of the bible. It is not to take out as Paul would have us believe, when he says Christ ended the law, and that the Old Testament has a veil over it unless we have Christ, as it is God who illuminates. This is the main point to this whole subject, it is God who we must seek as Christ did and he asked us to do so. This I feel is one of the clearest points made by Isaiah on this and to show what Christ meant when he referred to it.
Isaiah 31:1-3 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, and lean on horses and trust in chariots, because it is great; and in horsemen, because they are so very strong, but they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor do they seek Jehovah! (2) Yet He also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back His Words, but will arise against the house of evil-doers and against the help of those who work iniquity. (3) And Egypt is a man, and not God; and their horses are flesh, and not Spirit. When Jehovah shall stretch out His hand, both he who helps shall fall, and he who is helped shall fall down, and they shall all cease together.
Unless you have a veil over your head when you read this, to me it seems quite clear. This states that we should have trust in God and not man, as for centuries this has been the case, that man finds it easier to worship man, then God who is spirit.
This is one account of this from the Old Testament, yet if you do a search, you will find many others with the same context, that we should have trust and faith in God.
Matthew 7:21-23 Not everyone who says to Me, Lord! Lord! Shall enter the kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in Heaven. (22) Many will say to me in that day, Lord! Lord! Did we not prophesy in your name, and through your name throw out demons, and through your name do many wonderful works? (23) And then I will say to them I never knew you! Depart from me, workers of iniquity!
This is the clearest reference spoken by Yeshua and this is clear that he is saying that it isn't about him, yet to do the work of the father. Now as you can see from other texts there shall be no savior, but God.
Titus 2:13-14 looking for the blessed hope, and the appearance of the glory of our great God and Savior Yeshua Christ, (14) who gave Himself for us that He might redeem us from all iniquity and purify to Himself a special people, zealous of good works.
This written by Paul is a perfect example of what a worker of iniquity is, as not only does he say that Yeshua is a sin offering, yet refers to him as God, making it that God could be a man and has an image, so breaking the second commandment.
Psalms 14:4 have all the workers of iniquity not known, eating up my people as they eat bread? They have not called on Jehovah.
This psalm is a perfected example of Paul, as when I used it in another context of him saying there is non who do good, he seems to have been blinded to the fact, it says the fool says this. It continues after with that non call on God and we can begin to see why between him and John, we are told that we should ask Christ.
Psalms 28:3-4 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors, yet evil is in their hearts. (4) Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their practices, give them according to the work of their hands; give them what they deserve.
This psalm underlines the fact that it is through works and how we behave, that saves us not that one mans blood can cover us. They have established, what is referred to as workers of iniquity as the stem of the whole Christian religion. This is why in revelations it is referred to as the "mother" of all harlots, as not only has Rome been the beginning of all the churches, it has also spread the lies around the world, as if truth. When clearly it is anti-Christ and against God him self, as we break Gods commandments given to Moses. By giving our hearts to a different God, giving God an image, and worshipping that image this is what the bible refers to as prostitutions or harlotry.
Luke 13:25-27 And once the (master) =head of the house has risen up and has shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us, and He shall answer and say to you, I do not know you; from where are you; (26) then you shall begin to say, We ate and drank in Your presence, and You have taught in our streets. (27) But He shall say, I tell you, I do not know you; from where you are. Depart from me, all workers of iniquity!
Here you will notice, I have edited it master for head as it can be in Greek, and as God is the master of the house. This then makes slightly more sense of what it means, as many will say we know Yeshua, yet the person who is letting people in, is not Yeshua. This is Yeshua stating this, and he is talking of another, thus meaning it is up to God, who is allowed into heaven.