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Religious Statements that Self-Destruct
There are many different religious statements that people make, but when held under closer scrutiny they self destruct. Although thay may initially sound solid, they crumble to the precedence of Scripture, or logic. This article will do a simple examination of religious statements that are cloaked in doctrine that self-refute (self-destruct).
Statement that Refute Themselves
Statement - "The Bible says we are not to judge others, and you are judging me."
Response - "You are making a judgement that I am judging you."
It is true that the Bible says that we are not to judge, but it makes distinctions on what we can and cannot judge. When we call someone judgmental because we don’t like it, we are making a judgment ourselves; therefore, becoming hypocritical by not adhering to the rule that you are trying to enforce.
Statement - "There is no such thing as absolute truth."
Response - "It is an absolute statement to say that there is no such thing as absolute truth."
When relative "truth," or personal opinion attempt to justify an evil act of child molestation, it attempts to undermine the absolute truth is that it is always wrong. The effects of child molestation have never been shown to be a good thing; therefore, it is an absolute truth that it is, and always will be wrong.
Statement - "No worldview is exclusively true."
Response - "To claim that no worldview is exclusively true is to claim that it is exclusively true to have a worldview that no worldview is exclusively true."
When something is true, there is no opposite. Contrary beliefs are possible, but not contrary truths.
Statement - "New Ageism and following Christ can both be true systems of belief."
Response - "The opposite of this statement cannot be true because opposites cannot be both true, and not true at the same time."
Following the way of Christ and New Ageism are either true, or a false belief system of belief. Additionally, to syncretize both beliefs systems together mixes both true and counterfeit forms of worship to both Jesus Christ and Satan. They cannot be both worshiped at the same time; it is one, or the other.
So then because thou art LUKEWARM, and NEITHER COLD NOR HOT, I will spue thee out of my mouth. – Revelation 3:16
Statement - "There are no good reasons for believing in God."
Response - "There are good reasons for believing that there are no good reasons for believing in God."
There are good and bad reasons for believing in God, but that does not mean that God is irrelevant.
Statement - "There are no fixed meanings."
Response - "To understand that there are no fixed meanings is saying there is a fixed meaning that there are no fixed meanings."
Something that has no precise and accurate definition can lead to confusion. It is important to define the terms first.
Statement - "Reality cannot be truly known."
Response - "There has to be a known reality in this world to claim that there is no reality that can be known."
To deny reality is the reality that reality can be denied, which means there is a reality; to deny reality, there must be a reality to do so.
Statement - "All people will be saved."
Response - "All people will be saved denies those who freely choose not to be saved."
We either have a free will, or we don’t. Self-surrender becomes involuntary, which is an oxymoron.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM should not perish, but have everlasting life. - John 3:16
Testing the Claims
There are a lot more claims that lead to self-defeating results. It wants to be anchored and un-anchored at the same time. By emerging, it submerges.
We must be careful to not give credence to the claims of self-defeating “truths.” The claims of "hope" can lead to disaster. Re-focusing on faith can become a distortion of it. Something that is deemed to be generous can be dangerous. A new kind of something is actually may be an alienation from the truth. Sand may be promoted as solid rock.
Something that is sincere with good deeds may not equate to authenticity. Being universally inclusive will never have the exclusivity of absolute truth. Attempting both is self-defeating.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall TURN AWAY THEIR EARS FROM THE TRUTH, and shall be TURNED UNTO FABLES. - 2 Timothy 4:3-4
- The Immaterial Laws of Life
Our reality follows rules that do not change; within nature these laws are obeyed and there is no exception to the rule. Our universe must adhere to these laws; otherwise, we would not survive as humans.
- Is Unconditional Acceptance and Unconditional Love Biblical?
Somehow the rules have changed; if we show unconditional love, it means to tolerate, accept, or justify sinful behavior, and still equates to sitting with Jesus Christ.