Arise: Contend for the Faith - vs. cults, 'world religions,' winds of doctrines, heresies, blasphemies, Satanic lies....
Don't be conned by Confucianism, Buddhism....
"Hear ye now what the LORD saith; Arise, contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice. Hear ye, O mountains, the LORD'S controversy, and ye strong foundations of the earth: for the LORD hath a controversy with His people, and HE will plead with Israel." Micah 6:1-2
. The following excerpt is from Dwight L. Moody's book Sowing And Reaping (1896)
A converted Chinese once said: "I was down in a deep pit, half sunk in the mire, crying for someone to help me out. As I looked up I saw a venerable, gray-haired man looking down at me.
"'My son,' he said, 'this is a dreadful place.'
"'Yes,' I answered, 'I fell into it; can't you help me out?'
"'My son,' was his reply, 'I am Confucius. If you had read my books and followed what they taught, you would never have been here.'
"'Yes, father,' I said, 'but can't you help me out?'
"As I looked he was gone. Soon I saw another form approaching, and another man bent over me, this time with closed eyes and folded arms. He seemed to be looking to some far-off place.
"'My son,' Buddha said, 'just close your eyes and fold your arms, and forget all about yourself. Get into a state of rest. Don't think about anything that can disturb. Get so still that nothing can move you. Then, my child, you will be in such delicious rest as I am.'
"'Yes, father,' I answered, 'I will when I am above ground. Can't you help me out?' But Buddha, too, was gone.
"I was just beginning to sink into despair when I saw another figure above me, different from the others. There were marks of suffering on His face. I cried out to Him, 'O, Father, can you help me?'
"My child,' He said, 'what is the matter?'
"Before I could answer Him, He was down in the mire by my side. He folded His arms about me and lifted me up; then He fed me and rested me. When I was well He did not say, 'Now don't do that again,' but He said, 'We will walk on together now'; and we have been walking together until this day."
If you choose to, you may embrace sinful men like Confucius and Buddha as your spiritual guides, but know that if you do so you will inherit the same eternity as they have and will, and that eternity is condemnation eternally.
May you instead choose to embrace Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord, the only name given under heaven by which we may be saved.
. Have you seen the television commercial requesting aid for Nepal/Tibet?
"Top of the world has been reached
50 years after Tenzing Norgay and Ed Hillary climbed Everest
Children still don’t have schools
Young girls are sold into bondage [the image
shown is that of a very young girl,
e.g., 11 years of age or so, at hard labor]
And Tibetans flee their homeland in despair
The American Himalayan Foundation builds schools, hospitals, and bridges
In a direct effective way we make life better for people in
Join us, The American Himalayan Foundation"
. This very well funded organization on its website proudly proclaims its work to "clean up sacred sites and rebuild monasteries."
Can you tell me why it is that instead of blame being assessed on Buddhism and its many leaders for having so flagrantly failed their people and especially the young children, and most horribly the girls, the head Buddhist leader is shown in a glowingly favorable light? Can you tell me?!
This organization is a vivid example of western charitable work divorced from the Lord Jesus Christ. Instead of working to bring people out of darkness into eternal life, it trumpets its accomplishments while announcing how little has changed for the better and in fact using the plight of the children and especially of the girls, to generate fundraising, so the organization can continue to prop up Buddhism, and enable Buddhist leaders to keep the suffering people in spiritual bondage, and to relegate them to eternal damnation by keeping them from the life-saving, soul-saving knowledge of the only name given under heaven by which we may be saved, the only begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ!
. Thanks to hireling ministers, incompetent ministers, Satan's "christian" mole ministers, aka wolves in sheep's clothing, and Bible teachers and Theologians who are unworthy and unfit, many professing christians of today are ignorant of basic Christian truths and doctrines, and do not understand that Christianity is mutually exclusive from all religions, philosophies, and psuedo-sciences master-minded by Satan; Jesus Christ and Christianity are eternally opposed to works of Satan!
If any person chooses to subscribe to the beliefs and doctrines of Confucianism, Buddhism...they may, even as they may choose to embrace Satanism if they wish, they are from the same source, i.e., from Satan. According to Jesus Christ and God's Word, Satan came only to steal, murder, and destroy, and is intractably at war with God, with God's Christ, with the Holy Ghost, and with God's people....
. If you have a heart for truth, and desire to know and worship the true God, seek him in His Holy Word, the Holy Bible, and you will find Him.
"Pilate therefore said unto Him, Art thou a king then? JESUS answered, Thou sayest that I am a king, To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. Pilate saith unto Him, What is truth?"
"Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
"And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins."
I Corinthians 3:11
"For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ."
"When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
"Fear not, I am the first and the last; I am he that liveth and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen, and have the keys of hell and of death."
"I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
. CBM's editor's brief comments regarding the Quran/Koran, Muhammad/Mohammed...and also concerning responding to JESUS CHRIST to receive salvation.
Islam or Al-Islam, is a cult with many similarities to Mormonism or the so-called 'Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,' though Islam is referred to by intelligentsia as one of the Great World Religions, along with such false religions as Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Hinduism....
Islam and Mormonism pay lip service to Christianity, and feign respect for and agreement with foundational tenets of Christianity, while in fact substantively contradicting Christianity at virtually every turn. Both Islam and Mormonism plagiarize the Holy Bible. Why, simply this, they, Islam and Mormonism and all other cults and false religions the world over, have a father in common, and their father is Satan the father of lies who came only to steal, and murder, and destroy. Satan is hell-bent on destroying all that is of God, but his first and foremost attack is against the authority of God's Word, the Bible, and against God's Son Jesus Christ, the only saviour, the only mediator between God and man. Still, Satan is capable of great subtlety, and recognizes people's respect for the Holy Bible, so while he has crafted religions which dismiss the Holy Bible and Jesus Christ, and God the Father, he has also crafted religions which pay 'respect' to the Holy Bible and Jesus Christ, and God the Father by plagiarizing the Holy Bible, stating that Jesus was a good man, a great teacher, a prophet, stating that their (false) religion is the one that truly worships the one true God. Thus Satan comes from many angles at his objective of supplanting the Holy Bible, God the Father, and Jesus Christ the Son, the Saviour.
Over the years I have known of a number of people who are Mormons or Muslims, many of them as far as I can tell are fine people, fine sinners, people who Jesus Christ came and suffered and died to save, people who Satan has conspired to deceive and destroy for all eternity, by causing them to sin against themselves, sin against God, die in their sins, and suffer eternal damnation.
Satan is a liar; all lies have their origin in the father of lies, Satan. Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, and Mohammed/Muhammad were false prophets, liars, they served their master Satan in conspiring to deceive people into rejecting Jesus Christ the Messiah the Saviour, the only name given under heaven by which we may be saved, and into following their lead, in worshipping the ultimate false god, the master of demons, Satan.
Mormonism and Islam are religions of fear...not godly fear.
The god of Islam is in fact Satan, and Satan uses people to accomplish his end which is to inflict as much damage as he can upon the Kingdom of God.
. The truth is:
No human race has a corner on the market on righteousness, goodness, godliness; no. All have sinned and fallen short of the kingdom of God. All are under sin, and lost, and damned, absent a saviour.
God is the God of the Jews and the God of the Christians.
The Holy Bible is God's Holy Word, the Holy scriptures, given for all peoples.
Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, Yeshua, Y'shua, there is no other name given on earth by which we may be saved.
Jesus came from heaven, sacrificed, laid down his life a perfect sinless atonement for sin, so that whosoever of any nation or race of people on earth would choose to believe on him as Saviour, and receive him as their Saviour would be forgiven their sins and inherit eternal life.
Jesus the Christ is the only Saviour there is for any and for all people, whether they be Jew or Gentile, white, black, brown, red, yellow...semitic, caucasian, european, scandinavian, negroid/african, arabic, oriental/asian, hispanic/latino....
The Hebrew faith, and the Christian faith (completed Hebrew faith) were fashioned and breathed by God.
All other 'faiths' & religions are lies, are shams, are pagan, heathen, infidel, and are Satanic to the core (infinitely, and damnably worse than merely inferior, lacking, or deficient).
Is this to say that most professing Jews and Christians are saved and destined to enjoy eternal life with God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, and the heavenly host in the eternal Kingdom of God? No, sadly, regrettably no.
. A Few Key Defining Characteristics or Hallmarks of Cults
They attempt to diminish GOD - they misrepresent GOD as being grossly inferior to the Almighty GOD He truly is.
They attempt to diminish Jesus Christ - they portray Him as being less than divine, as being only a man, e.g., only a 'good man,' perhaps a prophet, a great teacher, but God? Never!
They attempt to diminish the Holy Ghost - they represent the Holy Ghost as being less than divine, and even less than human, i.e., subhuman!
They attempt to corrupt, subvert, and pervert, the Word of God - they do this via 'translation,' plagiarism, and substitution. An example of the cults' 'translations' is the Jehovah's Witnesses' New World Translation; an example of the cults' plagiarism is the Koran/Quran; examples of the cults' substitution are the J.W.'s (the so-called "Jehovah's Witnesses") voluminous Watchtower publications, the Mormon's Book of Mormon, and the Doctrines & Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price.
They deny Hell and deny the Lake of Fire & Brimstone. In the place of coming judgment followed by eternal suffering, they substitute a very finite suffering of death, annihilation, extermination, followed by absence of suffering.
They typically teach that the one unforgivable sin is to leave their ranks, with the most extremely damnable demonstration of such 'unfaithfulness' being to repent and turn to Jesus the Christ for salvation (to become His converts, His disciples, His followers)!!!!
& They attempt to control you (and your family) and your life (and thus, your eternal destiny)!
. The spiritual reality is that Confucianism, Buddhism...are Satanically masterminded sham religions, fashioned to supplant, overcome, and destroy Christianity (or completed Jewry). Satan is locked in mortal and immortal combat with Christianity. The god of Confucianism and Buddhism, i.e., Satan, is at war with Christianity, at war with the Christ, the Messiah, Jesus, Yeshua, at war with the Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit, and thus at war with God the Father, God Almighty.
But if you have read God's Word, the Holy Bible, you know that all false religions, and their adherents, and their false god, Satan, will be overthrown and eternally condemned.
. Return to Arise: Contend for the Faith
- or, go to subchapters of Arise: Contend for the Faith -
Subchapter addressing why we should choose Jesus Christ & God the Father, instead of competing gods of cults and so-called "great world religions":
Subchapter addressing holiness, what is legitimately Holy:
Holy! Holy? Holy, you say? What is Holy; what makes "Holy" holy, or what is legitimately entitled to be termed Holy?
Subchapters addressing so-called "great world religions," i.e., false religions:
Islam - The Quran Is Not The Word of God
Don't be conned by Confucianism, Buddhism....
Subchapters addressing major Cults made in the USA:
The Mormons are not Morons, but they are definitely not christians either - the so-called "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints"
False Witnesses - The Watchtower Society, aka the "Jehovah's Witnesses"
Subchapter addressing cultic christian churches, which are not cults but share one cult-defining characteristic:
Cultic christian churches
. The times which lay ahead are very evil times indeed, but they are numbered, and after Satan has inflicted a reign of several unprecedentedly murderous years of global occupation and destruction, the LORD JESUS CHRIST will return in glory as righteous judge to execute judgment and justice on all those who have resisted, refused, and rejected the Love of God, Jesus the Christ.
Eternal relationship with God through Jesus Christ the Son, requires more than mental assent or belief that Jesus Christ is God the Son ('Billy Grahamic' or modernistic American christian evangelism notwithstanding). Eternal relationship with God requires obedience to God the Father through Jesus Christ the Son (John 12,13,14,15...).
The Holy Bible, the Scriptures, the Gospels According to St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke, & St. John
The Bible - Dead or Alive
What is Truth?
Arise: Contend for the Faith - theme
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