Arise: Contend for the Faith - vs. cults, 'world religions,' winds of doctrines, heresies, blasphemies, Satanic lies....
Holy! Holy? Holy, you say? What is Holy; what makes "Holy" holy, or what is legitimately entitled to be termed Holy?
"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
. Holy! Holy? Holy, you say? What is Holy; what makes "Holy" holy, or what is legitimately entitled to be termed Holy? [Only that which God Almighty states is Holy, is truly Holy!]
The national news media companies in the USA of today habitually and reverentially refer to places and things in the ways that non-christian peoples and anti-christian peoples and groups, require and demand, e.g., always referring to Jerusalem as being "one of Islam's holiest cities" (because the false prophet Mohammed purportedly ascended to heaven from Jerusalem, rather than the truth that he died and descended to Hell!).
The truth is that the land which Jerusalem holds sway over is referred repeatedly to by God the Father, God the Son (Jesus the Christ), and God the Holy Ghost, as the glorious land; it is God's land; it is not that of the false prophet Mohammed, who was the instrument used by Satan to engineer the false religion Islam to supplant the truth of God and to away with the finished atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
The same "american" news media companies are ever careful to refer to Najaf in Iraq as being "one of Islam's holiest cities"...to invariably refer to the Quran [Koran] as being holy, sacred...to unfailingly state that Mecca and Medina are holy, to invariably honor Mohammed as being "the Prophet Mohammed"....
So what is wrong with this, just this, the "american" news media companies supposedly report the news, and supposedly report it factually, yet they continually repeat the lies of Islam, the lies of the false prophet Mohammed...while they dismiss the truth of the gospel of the Lord and Saviour Jesus the Christ. Thus the "american" national/international news media giants prove themselves to be the servants of Satan, by aiding and abetting Satan in spreading his carefully fabricated lies, as they do on so very many counts, and at every opportunity.
What deserves to be called "Holy"? Is anything and everything that certain favored groups like the Muslims insist is "Holy" entitled to be "factually" reported on and referred to as "Holy"?
The fact that certain exceedingly unholy people, liars, and false prophets, e.g., Mohammed, Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, Charles Taze Russell, Judge Rutherford...have designated various places and/or things as "Holy" does not make them "Holy," nor justify their perpetually being "factually" corroborated as being "Holy," any more than would be true for Emperor Hirohito (aka "The Sun God"), Alexander the Great (who insisted on being worshipped), and this Caesar or that Caesar. The indoctrination committed by the "american" news media companies, esp. the national news media giants, is nothing other than shamefully acting as agents of eternally destructive propaganda on behalf of anti-christian cults, aka "great world religions" which were created by Satan to imitate, supplant, and destroy Christianity.
Furthermore, people having died in a place does not hallow such a place, i.e., does not make it Holy, a veritable flood of references to sites including the former site of the World Trade Center in NYC's Manhattan, as being "hallowed" ground notwithstanding. Dear old "honest Abe" certainly advanced the notion that people dying in places, i.e., men and boys dying in battles on fields of war (and/or on those battlefields shortly after the battles have ended), made those places "hallowed" or "holy," but "honest Abe's" theology was foolishly & fatally flawed; so too is the Roman Catholic church's inexcusably and utterly ruinous false theology that all life is sacred or holy. [How anyone who has read the Holy Bible can reach this position of the Roman Catholic church is beyond me. God states, "Be ye Holy, as I am Holy; He never ever states that all people are Holy, least of all murderers, torturers, and destroyers, but the "Holy" Roman Catholic church heretically does! For more concerning the outrageously apostate doctrines of the Roman Catholic church, see What is Truth.]
Again, only God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost make anything Holy; sinful mankind is not inherently and perpetually holy - the Roman Catholic church is fatally and ruinously wrong on this bedrock doctrine of theirs, as it is on so very very many of their doctrinal teachings, and it does grievous damage in making application of this and many other fatally wrong doctrines.
Only God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost, make anything HOLY, not sinful man (nor sinful priests, cardinals, bishops, archbishops, and popes).
But in the USA of today which is not merely post-christian, but determinedly anti-christian, the good are called evil, and the evil are called good, the abominably unholy/anti-holy, are called holy, while the truly Holy are ignored, spurned, mocked, ridiculed, derided...persecuted.
Additionally, the only way that sinful man is ever transformed from sinful into holy is by recognizing his sinfulness, his lostness...confessing his sin, repenting/turning from his sin, recognizing Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God, the only name given by which man may be saved, receiving Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, and obeying Jesus the Christ, the Messiah. But this is utterly antithetical to Islam, Mormonism, the "Jehovah's Witnesses" (aka the Watchtower Society), Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Hinduism, animism, druidism, paganism, voodoo, witchcraft, hedonism, atheism, agnosticism...Satanism!
There are vast multitudes of people enslaved by these Satan-master-minded systems of lies, and except they repent of their sins and come to faith in Christ Jesus they will suffer eternal damnation. What a crime, given that Jesus the Christ paid the price in full two millennia ago for the sins of all who will repent and believe on Him and obey Him as Saviour and Lord!
Eternal salvation through Y'shua the Messiah is very rarely received by Jews, due in large measure to blind, ignorant, self-serving, and often downright evil Jewish leaders. The rampant failure of Jews to come to faith in Christ Jesus is all the more unimaginable given that they were the original people of God's choosing to show forth His truth to all peoples; they were the first people the gospel was communicated to; they were the people personally visited by God in the flesh, Jesus the Christ (who was conceived and born of a virgin Jewish maiden!); the apostles were all Jews; and the early church was originally comprised virtually entirely of Jews.
. If you have a heart for truth, and a desire to know and worship the one true God, then 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."
. 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.
The Holy Bible is God's Holy Word, the Holy scriptures, given for all peoples, even as Jesus Christ is the Saviour given for all peoples, for as many as will repent of sins, believe on Him, and receive Him as their Saviour, and obey Him as their Lord.
Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, Yeshua, Y'shua. Acts 4:12, "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must 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, receive Him as their Saviour, and obey Him as their Lord, 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, beige, red, pink, freckled, olive, yellow...semitic, caucasian, european, scandinavian, negroid/african, arabic, oriental/asian, hispanic/latino....
God is the God of the Jews and the God of the Christians. The Hebrew faith, and the Christian faith (completed Hebrew faith) were fashioned by God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. The Gospel according to St. John 4:22, "Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews." The Holy Bible, the Word of God was breathed by the Holy Ghost into holy men chosen aforetime by God. The Second Epistle General of Peter 1:21, "For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."
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.
No Jew that resists, refuses, rejects Jesus the Christ, the Messiah, will see eternal life, but the wrath of God abides on them. The Gospel according to St. John 5:22-23, "For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him."
"Professing Christians," who do not obey God the Father and God the Son, prove themselves unfit/unworthy of eternal obedience to God the Father and God the Son in the new Jerusalem, God's Kingdom which will come down from God, when this earth and the heavens have passed away. The Gospel according to St. Matthew 7:21-23, "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
. A Few Key Defining Characteristics or hallmarks of Cults/"Great World Religions"
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! [But if Jesus Christ was not God's only begotten son, then Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost, and God the Father are liars; who will you choose to believe?]
They attempt to diminish the Holy Ghost - they misrepresent 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,' substitution, cheap imitation, and plagiarism. An example of the cults' 'translations' is the Jehovah's Witnesses' New World Translation; examples of the cults' cheap imitation and plagiarism are the Mormons' Book of Mormon and the Muslims' Koran/Quran; examples of the cults' substitution are the J.W.'s (the so-called "Jehovah's Witnesses") voluminous Watchtower Society publications, and the Mormons' Book of Mormon, 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)!
& in the case of Islam, they promise highest eternal honor & blessing, and a perpetual orgy of sexual pleasures with a harem of beautiful young women, for those males who will die in the act of murdering "the infidels," i.e., Jews, Christians, and even Muslims who oppose the foundational Satanic bloodlust of Islam against God, against God's Christ, and against God's people. [But, these murderers will suffer eternal damnation and eternal suffering for the monstrous evils they commit.]
. The remains of the Temple, referred alternatively to as the "Western Wall" and/or as the "Wailing Wall," is overshadowed by the Al-Aqsa Mosque & the Dome of the Rock, which were erected on the Temple Mount to supplant the Hebrew Temple, to attempt to permanently prevent the Temple from being rebuilt, and thus to attempt to overthrow God's Word, God's Work, and God's eternal plans, purposes, & promises, God made to the Jews and to all whom He would save, from being fulfilled. This is a picture of the spiritual reality that Islam is a Satanically masterminded sham religion, crafted to imitate, plagiarize, supplant, overcome, and destroy Christianity (i.e., completed Jewry); it is a picture worth a million words, that displays Islam's mortal combat with Jewry and Christianity (completed Jewry). Islam, its 'prophet' Mohammed/Muhammad, its 'god' Allah, and its creator Satan are at war with Jewry and Christianity, at war with Jesus, Yeshua, the Christ, the Messiah, and thus at war with God Almighty, and unquenchably hell-bent on their destruction. But if you have read God's Word, the Holy Bible, you should know that Satan the mastermind of all false religions, all adherents to those false religions, all who follow him in his war to supplant and destroy God and His Christ, will be overthrown, and eternally condemned to suffer eternally.
. 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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