Monday, December 5, 2011

Truth II

Knowledge in and of itself cannot save.  Seeking knowledge so that we can become gods, equal to the God--that is what we're doing when we say to ourselves that we don't need him.  And that is the Lie: The Sin. 

This is not my way--that of Jesus being the way to salvation, enlightenment, heaven.  This is the way spoken of in scripture.  The Jehovah's Witnesses say that theirs (their organization's) is the true Christianity.  All other Christians and Christian groups are/have become corrupted; therefore they (their organization) hold the true path to salvation.  It is no longer Jesus who is the way to salvation.  It is now the Watchtower Society (as they see it).

The Mormons hold a parallel view (that their organization possesses the way to salvation: in this case the way to becoming as Gods).  Both groups believe that theirs is the right way to interpret the Bible, according to their own organization's book (the Watchtower Society's own version of the Bible and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Book of Mormon).

Various organizations believe that they have special knowledge that will save or deliver people into a new and better way of living.  Scientology makes such a claim.  Any group/organization that makes such a claim is suspect in my eyes.

"But don't Christians as a group believe that they hold the only way to salvation--that they are the only ones who possess the truth?" you might ask.  Well, Christians do not hold the truth.  Christians are not even a group or organization.  Christians make up the church, which is the "body of Christ."  And Christ Jesus is the head of the church.  He possesses the truth.  He is the truth, as he says in the New Testament.  All I can do is point somebody to the Truth.

As I said in the previous post, the church has been greatly compromised.  There are many wolves in the church, dressed up as sheep.  There are many false teachings that have taken hold.  Despite this bleak picture, I know that the truth cannot be pushed down and destroyed.  Truth will ultimately triumph.  I need not be desperate.

Lucifer controls this world system.  His agents have worked their way into the church to a great degree, holding key positions--to the extent that the body of Christ has become ineffectual in the world.

The powers that be are quite stealthy.  Their influence can be felt all over society.  They've reached into different aspects of our daily lives in such a subtle way that most people cannot see what is really going on.  And sadly, many Christians do not see what is really going on--within the church and in the society at large.

Christians realize that the world is lost: people are lost without Christ; however, many Christians don't realize the extent to which those--who run the world system--are organized.  The extent to which they have manipulated the church: getting Christians to engage in struggles which have led us to stray from the Truth.  It is the old strategy of "divide and conquer" that the powers that be have successfully used against the church.  An example of this would be the so-called "War on Terror," in which the "Christian" West is pitted against the Muslim world.  Many Christians have been duped into buying this false paradigm.   

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