The outgrowth of this type of thinking is a religious culture that defines God in its own terms, churches whose focus is, not on God and what he requires of us, but on man and what will increase his self-esteem. The sole aim is to cater to the needs of the congregation. The fruit is religion emptied of doctrine. “What fills the hole at the center, where the Christian moral code used to be?” asks The Wall Street Journal. “An ethic of conspicuous compassion, where ‘being a nice person’ excuses everything.”
The above quote is from a Watch tower entry from the Jehovah’s Witnesses site and teaching. I don’t believe in All things that they teach but I do recognize this denomination, even with the false concepts that they do have, as one of the last stance against world and its ways. I have mentioned this before, but if the Antichrist made himself known today and went about killing any who believed in Christ and followed Yahweh, they would be the last group of believers the break. Ironically, all other denominations that I have seen would break long before them but yet they call them the false doctrine. I found this article by them because I was looking for what is left out there. Who are the last warriors that aren’t taking apart of worshiping false gods, like Christmas tree’s, Easter bunnies, and the Greek and Roman gods that have been renamed to fit people in the Bible. Who is out there that aren’t teaching people about getting rich, and giving all your money to church while bringing the choir into the sanctuary playing rap beats or using voodoo dance rituals under the disguise of praise dancing or African movements? Who are the last warriors still teaching the homosexuality and fornication is not accepted by God under the false umbrella of defining love? And finally who are the warriors left that understands God isn’t concerned about your ethnicity because he only created ONE race, through ONE Blood, and redeemed that race though the only blood that will ever save you, God’s son, Yeshua the Christ blood. Frankly put, I fear for the last true believers of God left on this planet that might not even fit under any denomination, like me. Tv and media, social and web have all destroyed our faith. Even before you knew it, you were being reprogrammed to be less and less sensitive to Sin with ever Sony, Tv or movies that you couldn’t help yourself from getting in to. Do we all Sin? Yes, but there use to be a fear and respect you would have about God to seek a different path, acknowledging that you had Sin. Now there is no acknowledgement, now there is only ways to pacify people’s habits and addictions so that they can sleep better at night and continue to come back to church to give money. So while the Witnesses have their issues, standing against things like this isn’t one of them. Why can’t more be like them, since we claim they are so “false”?
Christendom for hundreds of years has been defined by men, not God. In the name of Christendom the Council of Nicea burned people alive to force the theory of the Trinity on people. In the name of Christendom Rome worshiped false idols and created totems that we still use today. In the name of Christendom, men mixed Pagan practices and superstitions with Yahweh’s commandments and his Son’s Directions. In a nut shell men have used Christendom as a excuse to pillage, rap, and force their own personal agenda on millions throughout the centuries in the name of our Savior Yeshua. This is the sad truth and one most Christians don’t want to hear about or know about but it’s still the truth. This is how Christianity got a bad name. In fact since Christ return to heaven “Every”, say “Every”, every single act of cruelty in the name of Christ has been done by this sectors of people in Christs body. So it’s no wonder why even the most peaceful Christ followers have such a bad time witnessing and convincing others of the true Agape Love of Christ that links us to our Father and God Yahweh. And regardless of the difference or wrong thoughts you feel about Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses, as a whole they represent, in action and deed, a better picture of Christ’s ways than the vast amount of the churches out there. Are there other peaceful followers not tied into Christendom and all it’s false traditions/ woreship of idols? Yes. But again, there is very little of them. We have to find a way to eliminate denominations and gather as one true church freed of the Pagan tradition and biased violence that has defined Christendom. Only then will we ever be what he wants us to be. Follow Christ ways, not Man!
I don’t agree with his doctrine thoughts on all things but there is no better story teller than this man, TD Jakes.
Over and over again tradition makes the best of see what we are told to see or what we want to see. Our spiritual lives are full of this way and pattern. I believe my mission from God is to bring those assumptions and tradition down when they don’t align with his true word. I say true word because as you know man’s hands and tradition have made their way into God’s word over and over again. Scripture added that never existed to help support theories of men, like seen in 1John 5:7. It still resides in scripture and yet any good study Bible confesses that this writing was not present in the original scriptures and yet we do nothing about removing it because it supports traditions, false theories, and rules of men. So it’s very important that we don’t read what isn’t there. That we don’t translate things that aren’t there, even if it conflicts with what we have created in our minds as God or what we have created as right or just. We first need to know that God is who he says he is, not what we need to make him to be in oder to sleep better at night. He’s not a American with support of the democratic or republican party. He doesn’t believe in “America first”, he believes in Himself and his Son, that is All. He doesn’t change his ideas of sin or how things should be simply because you voted for Gay and Lesbian marriages to be allowed in your state. You will still have to answer to Him and his Son. He doesn’t care what date and time it is, sex still isn’t accepted just because you claim you love someone if you aren’t married as husband and wife. I mean I could go on and on but simply put God determines all, not man. And sometimes we try and over complicate things. One of the Simplest over-complicated thing is who son is. Christ, our saving lamb of God is the only begotten Son of GOD. Do you understand the weight of that statement? Christ is the Son of God, not Son of The Father. Son of God means that there are two subjects and people listed. The Son and God. For the trinity concept to work Christ would have to be the Son of The Father (or son of the Holy Spirit being that it conceived the Son), not Son of God because the trinity claims that God lives inside each person of the Son, Father, and Holy spirit equally. Nevermind the fact that God is Spirit and is always identified as the Father in this manner. Nevermind that the bible shows over and over that the Father is head over all and never gives authority placement of the Holy spirit, or that the holy spirit is not a name. No, just simply put Christ is the Son of God. Showing clearly that Christ and The God mentioned in that term is not ever talking about three people, but always the Father. So if Christ was equally God then he would called the Son of the Father. But this is not the case. The Bible shows verse after verse clear separation over and over again of God and His Son. “God” and his Son, the Son and “his God” and Father. Over and over we read verse after verse saying the same thing and yet because of our training in church theories we don’t ever catch the clear and simple truth and fact, CHRIST is the Son (say it with me) of God. He can never be the son of someone and yet still be that someone. The Bible uses these terms and even the Son uses these terms to describe himself. Who are you to describe him differently, yet alone make a denomination out it and claim those who don’t agree are going to hell? This would mean that Christ would need to return to hell with us because according to him he isn’t his Father, according to Christ he isn’t the same God as his Father, nor does he have the same knowledge or power over ALL things as his Father because his Father has authority over All because all includes his Son too.
“By his stripes we were healed”
First off, this is not a attack against Jehovah witnesses. In fact I really respect them. Of all the denominations out there I believe they have the most convictions about their faith and would be among the very few people on earth that would truly die for their belief. Unlike most Christian denominations out there they still stand by what is right in scripture. They don’t break and bend for what’s popular in homosexuals acts and they don’t accept adulterers and fornicators, allowed among their members without exile. I also love their peace and absolute oneness in their faith and spreading the gospel around the world(truly). However, this absolute conviction comes with a price. They blindly follow without questioning things that aren’t supported in scripture simply because they ruling body said so. Example of such thing above is found in their study journals. This particular article is about Melchizedek. We all know the scripture. The scripture that explicitly defines Melchizedek as a forerunner of Christ, while some say Yahweh himself. Hebrews 7:3 without doubt describes this man as one who had no mother, no father, no beginning or end of days and being made like the Son of God. The Hebrew/greek language uses the term “Like” the Son of God to mean, in most cases, that he was. So right away, those who know the Jehovah’s witnesses, know that they can’t use these terms or accept this because it’s too many attributes of Jehovah being applied to Christ. So what is there statement about the scripture(highlighted in yellow)? Well basically…”IT DIDNT SAY THAT!” That’s right! What you just read, that is clear as day, the best thing they can come up with is the total opposite of what is being said in scripture. In fact, there is no scripture that counters these statements not even hints to these statements being false or misunderstood. Melchizedek facts are that he had no mother or father….so how can he be born? Yet they say he was born. Then it says he had no beginning of day or end of days, which they define to mean that he died???How the blue moon do you get out of this scripture that this man died? It is absolutely crazy and downright insane for someone of a educated mind to come up to this conclusion, if you believe in scripture. To know that Jehovah’s Witness go this far to avoid statments that are spelled out this clear in scripture, simply because they know if they accept it, it means they are wrong about some facts that they have taught about Christ and God, is flat out scary. And again, this isn’t the only scripture they have done this on. The sad thing here, is that I know they see things like this but because they don’t want to be exiled they won’t tell others or question something they know is off. But to be fair, no other denomination does this either, they just don’t follow scripture about exiling members like the Witnesses do. I guess my issue with this is that they have so many other things in place that show they are being steadfast about his word and study, why can’t this be more consistent?