The Opinions of Man versus the Word of God
Is sin simply a case of bad luck or misfortune? Is sin like a disease, and when it manifests, do we need an attending physician to alleviate our pain and suffering?
What if sin was a crime?
If someone sinned, a standard would be used to recognize the severity or criminality of the act. In essence, a judicial aspect would be required to acknowledge the truth of the matter.
There are two separate questions here; the path one chooses will ultimately lead in two distinct directions, or down two different paths.
One path requires the bias of man and errs towards bondage and darkness; the other follows the path to liberty.
Is there a prescription for sin?
Opinion will take the reigns here as it so often does to seduce man into a religious dogma where its foundations are constructed on personal bias. True religion is not based on personal opinion, emotions, or feelings, but that of communion with Jesus Christ. Every religion is false without Him; without a relationship and companionship with Jesus Christ, there is no true religion without His presence.
In matters of sinful behaviour, do others have the right to prescribe a religious doctrine?
In order not to put the cart before the horse, opinions are not to be independent of Jesus Christ; otherwise, they are relative.
If we think apart from God, can anyone achieve true revelation and communion with Him?
When defining what sin is, there can be simplicity in the facts of His truth and standards that do not rely on the relative opinions and speculations of man, but that of God's Word. A relative approach will only try to improvise, “improve," or deviate from the truths that are dictated by God, which are absolute and unchangeable.
When man tries to put himself at the same level as God, it is contempt towards Him.
- The question remains, which has infallible authority; opinionated man, or the divine Word of God?
Many are fed the diluted prescriptions of worldly compromise with stimulating opinions and amusements that breed religious “whitewashed tombs." The prescriptive medications of music, rituals, ceremonies, attire, mysticism, entertainment, and flattering words create glossy eyed, spiritually dead corpses.
“Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN.’ - John 3:7
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, HE IS A NEW CREATURE; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. - 2 Corinthians 5:17
Such were some of you; but you were WASHED, but you were SANCTIFIED, but you were JUSTIFIED in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. - 1 Corinthians 6:11
Who is the best representative who honestly deals with your sins and those of others?
Does religious man tell you what you should, or shouldn't be doing, or is it what God commands you to do?
Many have made dishonest dealings with the deceptive practices and snares of crooked ideologies. True religion simply uses the standards of God's Word and His judgements and calls it for what it is: evil, deceitful, and ungodly. When there is communion with Jesus Christ, there is no room for pragmatic, dogmatic opinions.
The present state of the "church" today, in these end times, are grievous. There is excitement, hustle and bustle, and zeal that blossoms, but there is no fruit at harvest time. The “doings of the Lord” are actually the deceitful handiwork of man. The wavering liberality of the "church" is easy and shallow, and its roots plunge deep into feverish idolatry.
The "church" is no longer a safe place; reckless and headstrong bandit's parade around while the ignorant and passive look on.
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, YOU HAVE NEED AGAIN FOR SOMEONE TO TEACH YOU THE ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF THE ORACLES OF GOD, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. - Hebrews 5:12
It is time to make a stand and sound the "trumpet" and contend against the reinterpretations of Scripture, loose liberality, idolatry, and the continued disingenuous stance on sin.
The wide road has many false "Christ's" in it, but the narrow one has the only one true Saviour, Jesus Christ. It is important to be able to discriminate the spurious. We exalt Satan when we set up our own Christ and turn “Christianity” into a self-improvement program. Man thinks he has progressed so far with his own "new" revelations, but God gives him no recognition.
The distinction can be made that anything that is not consummated by the Holy Spirit is in opposition to Jesus Christ.
The gaieties of the “religious peacocks” are simply lovers of carnal pleasures who feed off the accolades of man.
DO NOT LOVE THE WORLD NOR THE THINGS IN THE WORLD. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. - 1 John 2:15
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and TO KEEP ONESELF UNSTAINED BY THE WORLD. - James 1:27
The followers of Jesus Christ are not concerned with their own glory, but that of Jesus Christ. It is not their witness, but His witness in them. It is not what they speak, but what He speaks through them. It is not by their justice, but by His justice.
We ultimately do justice to His love when we magnify Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.
- What is the Purpose of the Holy Spirit?
There is a distinction between the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit and the paranormal manifestations of Satan. The Word of God makes the distinction between the two.
- The "Beast"
In the body of Christ there is a beast disguised among us that is feeding off the idolatry in our hearts. We are caught up feeding the "beast" to the point where Jesus Christ is left out of the picture almost all together.
- Giving God a Makeover to Fit Our Selfish Needs
The church has given God a makeover to be a compromising, feel good, user friendly, "bubble-gum", reformed, unbalanced, and politically correct god to fit our own selfish needs.
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