Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The Constant And Ongoing Truth War

Many times, I have brought up the need for repentance when confessing sin and accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. However, it is sad to have to say that not all churches that label themselves as "Christian" believe such truth.

Bill Muehlenberg over at Culture Watch has an excellent post up called, "Another Jesus."

Bill is correct! When a preacher makes Jesus into his own image, or, makes Jesus fit into his own ideological beliefs rather than follow the true Gospel of Christ as recorded in the Bible, then such a preacher is guilty of heresy and apostasy.

There is a constant and ongoing truth war in this world. Jesus told us that as believers in him, we "are not of this world" - just as he claimed not to be of this world!

Where do we go to know the truth?

God's Word.

The Bible reveals the Living Word - which is Jesus Christ himself - and no other religion or spiritual leader who claims to have another type of truth (e.g. Another Jesus as Bill explains in his post) is genuinely in the truth.

This is why we trust in God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Once born again in Christ, the Holy Spirit will guide us in our lives and make the Bible verses come to life in us. Scripture tells us that Satan's ploy could even fool the elect - if that were possible. This means that the deception can be so strong at times that even those born again in Christ could get fooled. But God's Word promises that the elect will not get fooled. Why? Because the Holy Spirit of God will guide us unto all righteousness and truth.

If what you are being taught at church does not agree with what is recorded in God's Written Word - the Bible, then REJECT it! This is how God guards our hearts and minds in the age of deception - which is stronger at this time in history than ever before!

My comment over at Bill's blog:

Relativism is man's excuse for not repenting of his/her sins at the foot of the cross of Christ. The 'cross less' gospel is the one that the heretics preach because that type of false gospel allows them to keep practicing their favorite sins (and trapped in the lie) and keeps them away from the Truth.

Both John the Baptist and then, of course, Jesus began their ministries saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of God is near." Without repentance of sin, there is no forgiveness of sin. Without forgiveness, the soul of the unforgiven person is lost. Those who think that this is a minor issue are in grave error!

Great post, as always, Bill!


Hat Tip:

Culture Watch

4 comments:

mya said...

Hello, A few days ago I "next blogged" on to "Another Think" and was pleased with the article that I read. Tonight I just checked in to see if he had a new post and read your reply. You mentioned your going off on a tangent. Well tangent or not, I for one enjoyed and agreed with what you said.
Thank you.
I have also found your blog to be ...comforting? reassuring? I am not sure what expresses my thoughts, but it is good to see these views in print.

Al said...

Keep the wisdom coming, Christine. Have a blessed day.

Christinewjc said...

Hello Mya,

Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad that you found this blog to be comforting and reassuring. We all need that - and God's written Word, the Bible provides that a much more...as does His Living Word - Jesus Christ!

Christinewjc said...

God bless your day too Al!