reply to post by Sinter Klaas
If you say that “The biggest lie Christianity came up with was, To convince you Evil/Satan is real.” then it can also be said that:
1) Christianity is just a manmade idea with no ultimate purpose but to deceive.
2) Jesus Christ the founder of True Christianity is not real. Thus making his face to face confrontation with satan a figment of imagination.
3) The Holy Scriptures – the Bible – is not real, that is, just a book with no divine origin.
And if that is the case then imho we are screwed, because it means that our existence will then have no ultimate purpose and meaning. As if we here on
this earth to make and shape our reality according to what and how we want it to be, according to our own will.
It also means imho that all of life's struggles, pain, miseries, triumphs, joy and happiness have no real meaning but just a part of life, nothing
more and nothing less. It also means that the attributes we posses such as love, wisdom, power and sense of justice have no higher purpose but a
'chemical reaction' triggered by circumstances - a product of our environment. Here today and gone tomorrow just like grass.
It also means that all the hatred, atrocity and evil ever committed on earth are just products of the human mind – nothing more nothing less. No
such thing as ‘SIN’ or moral cleanness even holiness - thus ALL evil can only be attributed and be blamed on mankind and no one else. It also
means that there’s no real advantage of the righteous against the wicked as both have the same end – nothingness.
So if “The biggest conspiracy in religion is: To make YOU believe Satan, Evil, the Devil is real.” That is Satan is not real then SK the three
realities I listed above must NOT then be real and the following below it are THE realities.
But the fact is as you admitted it, Evil is real and we are witnesses of its brutality. Yes, Satan is real. How else can you explain the corrupt
state of human affairs?
How else can you explain why the nations of this world let surplus food rot while their hungry populations starve?
The nations store up weapons of mass destruction for mutual annihilation, yet the desire of everyone is to be at peace. They pollute earth’s
environment yet everyone desire a clean earth. Yes, Satan is very real for how can a mother kill her own child, how a mother can sell her baby girl to
be abused, how a man begging for help is left dying in a busy street?
So the real question is why most people are blind to the source of such hateful, self-destructive behavior?
A simple answer: because Satan the “ruler of this world” “has blinded the minds of the unbelievers.” (John 14:30, 2 Corinthians 4:4).
SO the way I see it, your beef is not with true Christianity but with Christendom and its churches claiming to be Christians. That is, the so called
As a matter of fact we are warned about this – the corruption of Christianity. Christ and his apostles were well aware of it that they provided a
way to identify it when the “falling away” occurs. An imitation Christianity will grow amongst the true followers of Christ (Matthew 13:24-30,
36-39, Acts 20:28-30). History books contain all the proof of this.
But if your intention is/was to show that Satan does not exist or that he is (and his demons are) not real, then my friend, be careful for he might
have already blinded you.
To true Christians, Satan's schemes and machinations and parlor tricks are fully exposed and manifest. Thus we are obligated and instructed to
reveal the real enemy of mankind. It is the loving way to express our love for our God and neighbor.
Take note of these revelations that satan don't want anyone to know “because we have a wrestling, not against blood and flesh, but against the
governments, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the wicked spirit forces in the heavenly places.”
(Ephesians 6:12) Any idea what this verse mean?
Thus the disciple James said: “Subject yourselves, therefore, to God; but oppose the Devil, and he will flee from YOU.” (James 4:7)
What say you SK? Which reality do you think is real? Or is our reality a conspiracy?
Just in case bogomil reads this post – this is not a sermon, it’s just a reply to the thread.