- Religion and Philosophy
The Deception of Self-Righteousness
We live in a time of great deception as mainstream religion fashions realities to control the people. With the advent of modern technologies, the infiltration has increased exponentially. Satan has been deceiving from the very beginning as history attests the fallen societies of the men who have fallen for the serpent’s cunning.
And Yahweh said to me: “The prophets are prophesying LIES in my name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a LYING vision, WORTHLESS divination, and the DECEIT of their own minds. – Jeremiah 14:14
But I am afraid that as the serpent DECEIVED Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes and proclaims ANOTHER JESUS than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a DIFFERENT SPIRIT from the one you received, or if you accept A DIFFERENT GOSPEL from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough. – 2 Corinthians 11:3-4
As the corrupt church system follows the same principles of the world, they embrace a counterfeit Gospel sowing the seeds of their tare religion. The good works of man in their traditions have replaced the work of Christ. Religious puppets parody the way of Christ following after self-appointed holy men who have replaced the headship of Christ.
Christ, the Son of God has been replaced with sons of perdition. The way of godliness has been replaced with the way of iniquity. The result is that more and more are taking the mark of the beast than becoming sealed servants of God. Searching for the deep things of God have been replaced with pursuing after the deep things of Satan.
Those in the synagogues of Satan call the ekklesia of Christ heretic for their refusal to follow after their carnal wares, traditions and agendas. Self-appointed salaried men love to promote their self-righteous works calling them movements of the Holy Spirit as the business of a counterfeit Gospel has become attractive to a sinful world.
FOR FALSE CHRISTS AND FALSE PROPHETS will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. – Matthew 24:24
The followers of Christ who remain on the narrow way will not fall for the falsely inspired prophets and teachers who seduce the masses to walk down the broad way that leads to destruction.
False religious men use pleasant sounding words like peace, love, unity and tolerance. These terms are flags that are lifted high, but only promote compromise to the standard of God’s word. The natural carnal man is regarded as superior to those who are crucify their flesh daily. The here and now is of utmost importance, yet the importance of eternal things are completely ignored. Human merit and the accolades of man drive the ego driven church system as they practice their righteousness (vainglory) for all to see.
Look at me, look at us, look at my pastor and look at the name we are making for ourselves is the common norm.
The advertisements don’t lie. Church politics and philosophy appeal to the old man and have replaced Kingdom principles. The devoutly religious love to promote themselves and practice their righteous deeds for all to see.
BEWARE OF PRACTICING YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS before other people IN ORDER TO BE SEEN BY THEM, for then YOU WILL HAVE NO REWARD FROM YOUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN. “Thus, when you give to the needy, SOUND NO TRUMPET BEFORE YOU, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, THAT THEY MAY BE PRAISED BY OTHERS. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward...
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be IN SECRET. And your Father who sees IN SECRET will reward you. – Matthew 6:1-4
Making Yourself Known
The best way to give to those in need is to do it spontaneously without your left hand knowing what the right hand is doing. It is to give anonymously with the passion of meeting someone else's need, not to enhance your own image or the names of the countless man-made religious organizations out there.
There are unknown people who live in a lifestyle of volunteering (serving) their time and resources to help meet the needs of others. They do not want to be patted on the back, but desire to lift others up without receiving any worldly praise or recognition.
Kingdom principles should be the obligation of those who call themselves followers of Christ.
If you receive praise on earth, then you will have your reward on earth, but you will have missed the mark and will receive no eternal reward. Proclaiming personal piety is not a Kingdom principle. It is not about self-congratulation, but about having a peaceful and generous heart towards others that points to Christ.
How many trumpet their good deeds today?
How many ignore the words of Christ?
It is an epidemic today. The known generous patrons of the poor and needy are put on a pedestal for all to see. Religious performers love to get the applause from the audiences as they click-through slide shows of their good works desiring to feel important in front of others.
All their deeds are done FOR MEN TO SEE. They broaden their phylacteries and lengthen their tassels. – Matthew 23:5
Carnal, or Divine Rewards?
The giving that pleases God is a private transaction between you and Him. We are not the benefactors as all comes from our Father in heaven. Grabbing the limelight will give praise to yourself rather than what belongs to God.
Kingdom works are about receiving your eternal reward, not drawing attention to yourself, your family, your named religious building or any other means of receiving carnal glory. Any other approach will void any divine rewards from our Father in heaven.
The carnal mind will gravitate towards the deeds of the flesh rather than the principles of the Kingdom of God. Justification by means of human merit through good works via the ways of the world is of the flesh. Scripture states that in the flesh dwells no good thing; therefore, it is the reason we must crucify it on a daily basis. When anything other than our Father through Christ gets the glory, it becomes a vain-glory endeavour. The mantra of the church system is a social agenda of cultivating the old man rather than focusing on the creation of the new man through repentance and obedience. The notion of the Gospel of universal love and peace is counterfeit substitute for the Prince of Peace.
We are in a time of great deception. Most of what is deemed truth is a lie as the counterfeit has become a slick well-oiled machine.
Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by DEVOTING THEMSELVES TO DECEITFUL SPIRITS AND TEACHINGS OF DEMONS – 1 Timothy 4:1
Unfortunately, many have bought into false teaching and are blind to truth. Personal religious opinions have become more important than spending time studying the word of God with the help of the Holy Spirit. Many are well grounded in their liturgy, but are completely ignorant of biblical truth because they have not tested what they are consuming.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but TEST THE SPIRITS to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. – 1 John 4:1
Recognize Them by Their Fruits
The fact is, you can go from one denominational church building to another and find that each place has been built on a different doctrine, revelation and Gospel.
Most are blind in indoctrination even when their beliefs are debunked right in front of them. Cognitive dissonance causes them to tenaciously defend their man-made dogma and traditions.
The greatest enemy to the way of Christ are those who call themselves Christian today. In the days of the apostles, it was the secular world that was the greatest opposition to the genuine faith, but today it is the counterfeit church system that has been thoroughly infiltrated with deception. What is called Christianity may sound good and make claims to the truth, but in reality is void of fruit.
How many blindly judge on words rather than by the fruit of the Spirit?
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. YOU WILL RECOGNIZE THEM BY THEIR FRUITS...
Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus YOU WILL RECOGNIZE THEM BY THEIR FRUITS. – Matthew 7:15-20
The 'Look at Us!' Ministries
Countless ministries parade themselves by advertising their righteous works. Behind the curtain is just another money-making scheme to gloss people’s eyes over with the intention of emptying their wallets.
How gullible can people be?
They gobble up every sacred word of the esteemed professionals whose lives revolve around mammon.
The church system makes claims to truth while at the same time undermining it with their carnal behaviours. The indoctrinated are under the delusion of seeking after carnal religious experiences created by men to be pawns for their own purposes.
The empirical criterion of Scripture does not parallel what is called Christianity in any way, shape or form today. Unfortunately, many do not study God’s word, but desire someone else to do it for them.
And with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they REFUSED TO LOVE THE TRUTH and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a STRONG DELUSION, so that they may believe what is false – 2 Thessalonians 2:10-11
Discernment, or Deception?
When people lose their love for the truth for their own subjective notions, they will never be able to discern truth from error. Many claim to follow Christ and know him, but don’t even know the words he spoke.
See to it that no one takes you captive by PHILOSOPHY AND EMPTY DECEIT, according to HUMAN TRADITION, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. – Colossians 2:8
The religious traditions today deceptively use biblical words, but define them through their own subjective reasoning that comes from a temporal humanistic viewpoint. Their ideology will not oppose sinful lifestyles, but enable them. Their version of love is tolerance in direct rebellion against a holy, just and true God.
The love of God is not concerned about making everyone feel good and comfortable with themselves, but about what is just and right. God’s love is holy, and through His Son will destroy sinful living and carnal natures. Our Father is not tolerant towards willful rebellion, disobedience and ignorance.
Many are ignorant and do not know God through His Son because they have not studied what Christ said about himself, but rather rely on ear ticklers to tell them what to believe.
What group do you belong to?
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is UNSKILLED IN THE WORD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their POWERS OF DISCERNMENT TRAINED BY CONSTANT PRACTICE to distinguish good from evil. – Hebrews 5:12-14
We live in a time where many people believe that the good works they are doing in Christ’s name are acceptable and pleasing to our Father in heaven. The harsh reality is the fact that they are an abomination to Him because they pin the name of Christ on human ambition.
Do not be deceived, but pray to God for discernment from the Holy Spirit to open your eyes and reveal that the wide pious road of good works will lead to destruction.
Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy IN YOUR NAME, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you WORKERS OF LAWLESSNESS.’ - Matthew 7:21-23
News Flash! She got her temporal rewards.
Are you involved with religious people who practice their righteousness (vainglory) for all to see to promote themselves instead of what Christ has done?
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