THE SECRET PLACE
“He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91:1)
ONE KING – ONE KINGDOM
Relativists teach the “wonderful” philosophy of emancipating humanity from the terrible representations of absolutism, the problem is the hypocrisy of how they believe their wisdom is “absolutely” true. The theme or standard of thought is that; “nothing is good or bad – it is thinking that makes it so”. It is not difficult to detect confusion from a worldview who teaches against teaching! It can be said that relativists are missionaries without a religion. They should consider practicing what they preach, or else preach what they practice. If they truly practice the relativism, they preach – they will stop preaching. If they preach what they practice – their eyes would be opened to a revelation of right and wrong. Relativism is inherently unstable as Sartre observed that no finite point has any meaning without an “infinite” reference point. Only if there is an eternal, trusted, fixed point by which we can measure and judge life – can we intelligently discuss the “meaning of life”. Without this perfect reference point, we can only interpret truth from our own individual, group, or cultural perspective. If we accept there is no standard by which to measure – life becomes a meaningless quest filled with opinions, theories, and endless disagreements.
I am not implying that I know all or have all of the truth, but rather I believe that GOD contains complete, perfect, eternal truth. Absolute truth is His nature and character, it is WHO HE IS and there is no one else in heaven, earth or the universe that can compare to Him or question Him. In today’s world, where scholars stumble in the darkness, it is common for religious peacemakers to come up with logical alternatives to religious diversity. The idea of ALL religions being included together as “one” truth, is such a wonderful storybook solution of peace, love and spiritual harmony. A brief example of some popular god’s that postmodern thinkers are trying to weave together would be, Biame, Rainbow serpent, Jupiter – optimus maximus, Zeus – father of all gods, Breged – the mother goddess, Ahura Mazda, Brahman, Rama, Krishna, Vishnu, Hashem, Allah and Queztalcoatl, just to name a few. In actuality, what they all have in common, is they are all God’s enemies trying to destroy the souls of humankind. Scholars in searching for answers to “please” everyone, have come up with four possible theories of how all the religions in the world can be understood:
THERE ARE MANY “REAL” GODS
THERE ARE NO REAL GODS
THERE IS ONE REAL GOD AND MANY FALSE GODS
THERE IS ONE REAL GOD BEING REPRESENTED IN DIFFERENT WAYS BY ALL RELIGIONS
It would be safe to say, that most everyone can agree with at least one of these options. Atheist would choose number two and those who pride themselves as being socially tolerant and politically correct would choose number one or number four. The Christian would not hesitate to choose number three because of scriptures like these, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of GOD: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Here is how you can know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of GOD. And, every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of GOD: and this is that spirit of ANTICHRIST, whereof you have heard that it should come; and even now already is in the world. We are of GOD: he that knows GOD hears us; he that is not of GOD does not hear us. This is how we know the spirit of TRUTH, and the spirit of ERROR.” (I John 4:1-3, 6)
There can only be ONE creator that has no beginning, because it is this God that created all things. All other gods are an attempt to deceive the world and become “like” the original true God. False idols are imposters and imitations that desire to be exalted and worshipped, which is why it is idolatry, blasphemy and rebellion to love, worship, accept, adore or even tolerate a man-made object of adulation as being THE authority of heaven and earth. The one true God not only will never share His glory with no other, He considers them in direct opposition to His omniscience and omnipotence. There are no other deities that God Almighty will allow to be substituted for Him and there are no “good gods” trying to help Him “save” the world. The blood of Jesus is the only price that can forgive sin and redeem the human spirit. Satan is the Father of all lies, who navigates his kingdom within the demonic assault of anti-Christ, using this dark force to empower every false religion. When done with a pure and humble heart, there is no arrogance in making correct statements about divine reality. The deception of the world is a weeping tragedy and the absolute truth of one God, one Lord of all, one King, one Savior, one salvation, one Holy Spirit and one Holy Word, is the ONLY divine revelation “FACT” that can set the prisoners free. C.S. Lewis said, “A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line.” The eyes of most of the world are blind because their spirit has not been transformed and their minds have not been renewed. Jesus said, “I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believes on me should not abide in darkness.” (St. John 12:46)
It is not the Christian who is puffed up with an attitude of superiority or condemns the world, but rather they are the laborers who sow the seed of the gospel of salvation. They realize Jesus is the “only” way, the “only” truth and the “only” life and as they worship Him in Spirit and Truth, they reach out to everyone they can in LOVE, so that all can embrace Christ as their only hope to be forgiven and born-again. “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be SAVED. He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that does not believe is condemned already, BECAUSE HE HAS NOT BELIEVED IN THE NAME OF THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” (St. John 3:17-19) Many of the most brilliant philosophers have concluded that if we give up belief in God, we are left with despair in the realms of meaning, dignity, peace and morals.
The only way to heaven is through Jesus Christ. This statement is absolute truth – not because I said it, but because God’s Word IS TRUTH and to “personally” know Him, is to speak with holy reverence what He said. Satan hates this statement and it is no secret that he is trying to pervert and corrupt our entire society to discredit anyone who stands for God’s Word. It is now being accepted, in the highly respected halls of secular academia that Christians who make these proclamations are prejudiced, narrow-minded, ignorant, hate-filled, and delusional and a danger to society. The dark kingdom’s strategy, is to entangle all religions into a chaotic free-for-all that produces violence, or isolates them with hatred, jealousy and the deception that they can worship whomever they choose and will “still” be counted as worthy to receive eternal life in heaven. The tares in the parable of the sower are the religious people who were deceived, yet fervent in their zeal to worship other gods. They were respected in the eyes of the world as diligent, devoted and “equally” correct in their interpretation of religious truth, but in the judgment were NOT accepted as children of the ONE and ONLY TRUE God. Sincere intentions cannot override the perfect integrity of the Omniscient maker of everything. “He that sows the “good seed” is the Son of man; the field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; the enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of the world.” (Mathew 13:37-40) God is NOT fallible! It is impossible for Him to do anything that does not exactly agree with His Word. He is not cruel – He is loving and just, full of mercy and grace. He created every life, He is the standard of life and He is the judge of all. “Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who has ears to hear, let him hear.” (Mathew 13:43)
As Satan pushes his agenda for the world to embrace the idea that there are as many ways to heaven as there are concepts, we can clearly see he is just repeating his worn out lie from the Garden of Eden. “For God does know that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and you will be AS GODS, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:5) The “NEW AGE” is really an old mixture of elements from ancient religions and cults. The result is a philosophy that is designed to appeal to anyone, but save no one. The devil realizes that humankind does not “naturally” embrace the idea of yielding their will. With this in mind, he has discovered that people are attracted to the thought of being their own god and controlling their own destiny. Actually, one does not need to be a part of any group or movement to believe that God will accept whatever we do as spiritually valid and pure. The masses have always believed that sincerity and being a good person is good enough to allow the spirit into the eternal bliss of paradise. I hear all the time, “if you are just a good person, easy going, not mean and willing to give the shirt off your back, you’re going to make it. Just be a nice, moral person that provides for your family – that’s all God expects.” The “narrow” path is mentioned for a reason, it’s not just a clever saying – it is very real. Jesus did not die, so that He could be another entree on the religious buffet. His blood is our only forgiveness. His life is the only ransom for our spirit. Selah.