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world of religion, what a world! Almost everyone
is in their own particular place regarding
a search for a personal belief system. How
would we graph our place as a believer or an
unbeliever? Do you know what you believe? Do
you know why you hold these beliefs? Some have
a belief in a god of some description,
others may not. Some pray, some believe in
an afterlife, while others have no faith in
any god nor any life following this one.
There are so many religions inside and outside
of Christianity. There are so many named gods
and paths to appeasing them. Within these myriad
forms of belief or worship some have developed
a set of moral values in accord with these
beliefs. Indeed many of these values promote
peace and brotherhood toward the greater community.
Meanwhile, other religious beliefs may generate
hatred and intolerance toward those outside
of that faith. Now some religions compel its
followers to convert the world to their viewpoint
and to, in a word, cause the whole world to
believe according to that religion.
Religion is an admirable study for some, a
mandatory doctrine for millions. Religion in
general revolves around the belief in "spirits"
as defined by Margaret Mead, the anthropologist.
The crusades were a demonstration of wrong
Christian beliefs. The inhumanities done
were done in accordance with a form of religion
and not in conformity to the Gospel of Christ.
The crusades and the inquisition were chapters
in Catholicism that further demonstrated an
abuse of power that is presumed when the rule
of God on earth is assumed in the rulership
of a political church on earth.
Christianity at the present time is a message
of love, acceptance and forgiveness. Desolations
and judgment against unbelievers is not to
be exercised by believers in the true Gospel.
In the Gospel there is an invitation to come
freely and receive, partaking in the power
of Jesus' love, and forgiveness. There is no
sword to convert the unbeliever, but rather
the demonstration of the supernatural power
of God that converts the heart and pursuades
each that there is a loving God in heaven who
desires that no one dies under condemnation.
"God so loved the world - - ," John
3:16 is the often quoted basic text. Condemnation
never comes from the hand of a believer who
is commanded to walk in the same love and forgiveness
that Jesus modeled to all.
This true gospel must contain 3 features to
(Litmus Test for All Correct Christian Doctrine:
See 2Corinthians 11:4)
The gospel must present 'the right Jesus,'
not an angel, not merely a prophet nor a good
man, not a teacher, but the only begotten Son
of God, the Jewish Messiah.
The gospel must present the 'right gospel',
The gospel of good news declares to
all humanity that we may come to the giver
of life and receive eternal life and forgiveness
freely, without the mediation of a priest;
The true gospel is not one of works, spiritual
disciplines and works of righteousness, Neither
does is it combine faith plus works; At the
time of this writing the door remains open
to any who call upon the name of the Lord may
enter this place of salvation and righteous
standing. The features of this gospel of truth
and understanding are detailed in the Holy
Bible. Cults will present other optional sources
or traditions which present there own gospel.
False doctrine does not the offer gift of God
through the cross of Jeshua (Jesus.)
The gospel must present 'the right Spirit'.
There are many spirits in the world, some sacred
and others demonic, profane and devilish. Spirits
abound in the atmosphere of every nation and
have affected human life for thousands of years.
Evil spirits were addressed by disciples and
apostles of Jesus' in Bible times. They are
still present to seduce and steal from the
life, liberty and spiritual potential of all,
even a believer. The spirit of the world is
a spirit of self exaltation and pride. Of course
modern thought and psychology discredits spirits
as a primitive and obsolete belief system.
However, it is to be noted that Jesus the Messiah
came to "destroy the works of the devil,"
Satan, the ruler of all fallen beings. It is
God's purpose to restore the proper line of
earthly rule under the dominion of Jesus Christ.
In due time nations will recognize him as the
Holy One of God, appointed Lord of all things.
Evil or wrong spirits include, pride, rebellion,
witchcraft, defilement, sensuality, gluttony,
God equals any other?
The broad-minded, ecumenical world would like
to assert that any god is essentially at par
with any other, or declare they all are expressions
of the same sublime higher One.
I am now a Christian believer, but was not
always so. Disallusioned by religion, sensing
all of the superficialities, the hypocrisies,
and the lack of any proof in the God of the
Bible I went on searching and doubting, and
trusting that I was good enough not to fall
into condemnation in the event that my presumptions
were wrong. I had heard the term "Good
News" referring the Gospel of the Messiah
Jeshua (Jesus). But experience in Christianity
was only valued in a sentimental way. I knew
the memories of a lifestyle in my childhood.
During these days I yearned to touch and experience
something that was real, powerful and persuasive.
This, I believe, is exactly where so many seeking
people are at today. Hopeful, but without proof
that God is real and reachable. I was not taught
that God was a reality to be experienced and
the Gospel is the Power of God to effect human
life in many profound ways outside of my religious
The Gospel as the
power of God, powerfully persuades us to
believe, in a God of love who can impact human
lives in remarkable life-changing ways that
exist out of the realm of church life. This
is no shallow tradition ruled religion, but
knowing God who reveals himself as Saviour
and King of the universe. And even more amazingly,
the Bible proves to be entirely believable
and consistent in spite of its detractors,
who work continuously to discredit any belief
in its accuracy or consistency. Now when I
hear of a God who walked with man in a spiritually
perfect world, I believe it; when I hear of
a God who did wonders in the days of Moses
or the prophets I do not doubt for one moment;
when I hear the prophecies of the appointed
men of God to declare the end from the beginning
I have no doubt in the veracity of any of those
God spoke through prophets with inerrant accuracy
to declare the Messiah and his mission to redeem
fallen humanity and all these prophecies came
to pass. Jesus as the lamb of God came to close
the divide between God and humanity. The resurrection
of Jeshua, as irrational scientifically unsound
it sounds on the surface, remains the foundation
of Christianity. Resurrection establishes the
"Power of the Gospel" and enables
any believer to partake in His divine nature.
of the world vary in name and beliefs. To establish
a worldly kingdom as the launching pad for
those beliefs is contrary to the Gospel. Christian
religions, including, Catholicism, Mormonism,
Jehovah's Witnesses, and most of the protestant
denominations have distorted the simplicity
of the gospel greatly, making it formalistic
and religious. Churches (Buildings with
congregations) are what people think of when
we imagine Christianity. When ceremony and
ritual are the practiced, and when obligations
or extraneous demands are taught, these practices
are contrary to the original Gospel, i.e. the