For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Matt24:5
I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. John5:43
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 2Thes2:4
Substitutes for Jesus within Christianity are many. The Pastor. The Church. The Government. The nation. The political party. The Bible Study. The Study Bible notes. The Theological Systems named after men. The hope of a Christian Theologically Reconstructionist America. Church Rules and traditions. Movements. The culture. The Institutions. The Group. Self. One of the most popular substitutes for Jesus among Christians is the political nation, the State of Israel. It is offered up in the Church as a substitute christ for devotion. Allegiance, love, reverence, awe and worship are redirected away from the true Savior, and given to a substitute.