Here in America, it seems like we get everything backwards. We have made a religion of science, and a science of religion. We rely on human understanding, on our own poor feeble knowledge, to reach what we perceieve as truth, instead of relying on the only source of true wisdom and knowledge, the Holy Bible.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Prov.†1:7)
I have written many "sermonettes" and Bible studies emphasizing false religions and false doctrines that abound in the world today. The reason I do this is because many good and sincere people are being led astray by these false teachings. In fact, the very presence of so many false religions is one of the signs Jesus said would indicate the end was near:
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.(Matt. 3:8)
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.(Matt. 24:4)
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. (Matt.†24:9)
Is there any religion more hated, more attacked, more denied, in the world today than Christianity? Every other religion is protected and encouraged, and we are told we have to be tolerant. But where is their tolerance of Christianity? Christians are attacked viciously for their beliefs, verbally at best, and in many parts of the world, physically, as well. Those upholding Christian values are described as hate-filled, "right-wing" bigots and zealots, and worse.
We cannot be allowed to have our religious symbols anywhere in public. These secular humanists have already managed to remove any vestige of "Christ" from Christmas celebrations, we are now forced to celebrate a "winter holiday", rather than the birth of our Savior. We cannot mention Godís name, or that of His Son, Jesus, unless, of course, we are using them as curse words, which is perfectly acceptable in our society. Even our holiest days, Christmas and Easter, celebrating Christís birth and resurrection, have been reduced to nothing more than a winter holiday and a celebration of fluffy bunnies and colored eggs.
Even as I write this, an effort is underway to abolish Thanksgiving as a national holiday, saying it ought to be a day of mourning! It makes sense, from that outrageous secular humanist point of view: since they deny the very existence of God, why should we bother to give thanks to someone they claim does not exist?
The so- called "sciences" that we revere and rely so much on today, are actively being promoted by secular humanists, or false prophets. Whether it is evolution, psychology, astrology, transcendental meditation, positive thinking, or any other pseudo-intellectual "sciences", they all have one thing in common: they deny the Deity, the Sovereignty, the Holiness, and even the very existence of God.
There is only one true God: our Creator, our Lord, Jehovah God Almighty. God is an eternal being, the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, in whom we live and breathe, and have our being. (Acts 17:28)
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (Gen.†2:7)
We were created by the Almighty God.. Man did not merely evolve, we were specifically created by a specific, almighty Creator, for a specific purpose. The false doctrine of evolution that is being taught to our children, though it cloaks itself in a robe of "science", is a lie straight from the depths of hell. It is perpetrated by the devil, to deny the existence of God, thus making a way for the Antichrist to be worshiped. If indeed man only evolved, there is no Creator, no Jehovah God to worship; therefore, each person can decide who or what to worship, in fact, each person can be their own god. Or Satan can deceive them into worshiping him.
This very lie, that we can each be god, was the very same tactic the serpent used in the Garden of Eden, with remarkable success.
"And the serpent said to the woman, You will not surely die: For God knows full well that when you eat it, then your eyes will be opened, and you will be as gods, knowing good and evil." (Gen.†3:4-5)
But donít scoff at Eveís foolishness, for that same lie is still being used by the enemy today, and with just as devastating results!
These so- called "sciences" must never be allowed to supercede sound Biblical teachings. They are all called one thing in the Bible: IDOLATRY!!! They all have one goal: to deceive man into believing that there is not one omnipotent, omniscient, Almighty God, but that we are each our own god, and can, by our own power and might, by our own deeds, become whatever we desire ourselves to be.
These "sciences" each have their own motivations. One of the biggest motivating factors is to allow us whatever personal indulgences we like. We donít want anyone, even a pure and holy God who created us in His own image, telling us what we can and cannot do. We refuse to believe that anything we want to indulge in is "sin". Science tells us some people are just wired differently, thatís all. Itís not a "sin" if we are just "born that way"
This prevailing belief of "moral relativity" i.e., that everything is relative; that there is no absolute right or wrong, gives each individual god-like authority to decide for themselves what is right and what is wrong. Therefore, we have come to a place where we argue against the death penalty to be duly imposed by the governing authorities against vile criminals, but at the same time argue for the individual's "right" to kill an innocent unborn baby in the womb.
We have accepted homosexuality and other perversions as merely alternative lifestyles. We accept immorality in our leaders, saying that as long as the economy is fine, itís none of our business what they do in private. We allow that godless organization, Planned Parenthood, to lure our teenagers into early sexual experiences with catchy phrases like "safe sex", to provide birth control and condoms to our teens, and then to give them abortions by the millions when the condoms and birth control fail. We have called good evil, and evil good.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isa.†5:20)
However, we cannot change the truth of Godís Holy Word. Right is always right, regardless of whether or not you happen to agree. Wrong is always wrong; it is not decided by majority rule. (Even if it were, I assure you, God is always the majority!!!)
Yes, there IS an absolute right and an absolute wrong, and our yardstick to measure right and wrong has to be the truths found in Godís Holy Word. The Bible does not merely contain the Word Of God, it IS the Word Of God!
Many people say they do not believe the Bible is the Word of God. There is a very simple explanation for that: They are not Godís children.
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. (John†8:44)
He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. (John†8:47)
If we are serious about wanting to begin to solve the problems facing America today, we need to stop being such selfish creatures, and realize that there is a Higher Authority whose name we have trampled and whose Sovereignty is unquestionable. We need to stop following false prophets who will tickle our ears with messages telling us what we want to hear, but denying the Sovereignty of our Almighty God.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (2 Tim.†4:3-4)
While we are being told we must be "tolerant" of all other doctrines, it is important that we recognize these false doctrines for what they are: the antithesis of God.
Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. (2 Jo†1:9)
If you, or someone you know, has been following a false doctrine or a false prophet, I beseech you, for the sake of your eternal soul, get back into the Word of God. It is His love letter to us, His guideline for our lives, and it is in His Word that He speaks to each and every one that earnestly seeks Him.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. (2 Tim.†3:16)
Seek Him, let Him speak to you through His Word. He will reveal Himself to you, when you seek Him with all your heart and soul. Do it now, my friend, for the time of the end is fast approaching, and eternity is too long to be wrong!
But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. (Deut.†4:29)