reply to post by ThinkingHuman
Eversince Religion has been used to control and exploit "sheep".
Religion is of man - pick up scripture and it declares this throughout. Our Saviour had one message and that is - be YE reconciled to God. For 2,000
years that offer to be part of His new creation, in Christ, has been extended to wayward humanity. The simple observation of thousands of religions on
this planet declares that we are created with an inherent knowledge of the Creator/Creation existence, yet only one Faith declares that it is God
alone who saves - that all other paths are of man from the minds of men. Whether that be rituals such as mind altering meditation, rosary heads,
lighting incense, getting tattoos, whipping oneself, deprivation or even the thinking that if "I'm just good enough", they are all fig leaves -
man's attempt at covering his own nakedness. But yet, your Creator stands ready to cover us in the garments of His righteousness unto salvation.
Therefore, continuing to believe that religion of and from men can save you is utter foolishness. But as prophetic Judea shows us all, man will go as
far as killing Jesus in its envy and want of control over their fellow man. They understood how Jesus Christ sets one free. Which is why the same
wicked men today have overcome the western nations and the multitudes descended from Christians - by simply getting them to love and worship sin which
hardens their hearts and by stirring up pride which exalts man. Just as the wicked leaders and teachers swayed the crowds to shout 'crucify him',
the very same wicked teachers and leaders today have merely done the same today, crucifying Christ and faith in so many today. After all, they desire
the control and they cannot rule over those whose minds have been set free
With minds not set free, the overcome cannot see how scientism, like the RCC, calls all who refuse to bow to it's proclamations as truth - heretics.
With minds not set free, the overcome cannot fathom that they are the swayed crowds of Judea calling for Jesus to be crucified. With minds not set
free, the overcome spit and mock the Saviour of the World as their very teachers and leaders call Christians mentally ill whilst those in Judea
accused Jesus of being demon possessed. With minds not set free, the overcome cannot fathom that the growing movement to define "hate speech"
propaganda is merely the same as the Pharisees being offended at the Truth and His words from Father which "offended them". What does this show us
all? That the battle is not against blood and flesh but against spiritual wickedness in high places - men in their warped minds who glory in their
shame and who rebel in their lawlessness.
In which case, your last statement is true. "Be YE reconciled to God" is not through any religion - it is through faith in and of the faithfulness
of Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God. The way was established for man to walk with God as His son, His new creation of man. This is the body
of Christ. This is the ekklesia. This is the new creation which they keep you from simply by getting you to dwell in and exalt the flesh and carnal
mind. The serpent eats dust and it is the dust it needs you to dwell in. So whilst you think that the Bible says one thing because you believe what
the vipers tell you that it says, it speaks an entirely opposite message to your spirit and mind. What better way to oppress people than to get them
to not want to hear the very power of God - the gospel unto eternal salvation which frees oneself of that oppression? You end up rejecting that
salvation because you believed the vipers, and in turn, turn to them and their mental oppression. In the process, you believe the viper which states
that man can save himself, and thus you join it's myriad of religions all created by man? None of these wicked men want you to know that salvation is
solely of God. Can you not see why? Religion or the religion of humanism, science, will never save know matter how many times you are told otherwise.
There is a reason why His name means "God saves". You've only got two choices - believe man who wants to oppress and control you or trust in your
Creator who declares "And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." and “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has
made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” One started religion the other considers religion to be helping the orphans and widow -
the oppressed and helpless
. Jesus said who was neighbourly - the one who went out and showed God's mercy just as He did - bandaging wounds and
annointing with oil those beaten up by the thieves who only come to steal, kill and destroy by placing themselves between you and God, who has
singularly commanded all to repent and have a change of mind and heart.