What’s up everybodayyy!! How’s everything going during this eve of the New Year? I hope that all is well.
I spent a lot of time thinking about creating this article because I know that it may sound controversial to many people, but, I also know that since God has my back, then who can be against me? I cannot be silent any longer, but I have to speak the truth about religion, and how it is not the way to salvation, but how only Jesus is.
To start things off, Jesus said nothing about joining a religion to follow or worship him. All he said was that if you love him, you’ll keep his commandments, as it is written:
Second, religions add in their own traditions instead of following the teachings of Jesus. Some of these traditions include adding in idols and false gods to worship (The Pope, Mary, the prophet Mohammad Buddha, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, etc.), celebrating holidays such as Christmas and Halloween which has nothing to do with Jesus, but everything to do with pagan origins, and either adding in or removing God’s commandments. Some of the religions that implement these traditions include Catholicism, Protestant, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jehovah’s Witness, Atheism, and the rest, yes,even Christianity.
For as it is written:
Third, there are those who worship the sun, the moon, the stars, and the universe. And I know, I know, I know that this is controversial, but please, you shouldn’t be doing this as it is a form of idol worship as well. For as it written:
Warning against Idolatry
…18the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water below the earth. 19“And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the LORD your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven. 20“But the LORD has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, from Egypt, to be a people for His own possession, as today.…
Fourth, there are those behind the scenes that are trying to create a universal religion that all can accept. They assert that “all religions are essentially the same” and that ending religious disagreements will promote world peace. They try to combine features of Eastern religions (such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism), of New Age thinking, and much else, with some of Jesus’ ethical teachings, into an amalgam that they hope will be acceptable to all.
Scripture is totally opposed to any such effort.
The Sword of the Gospel
34“Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35“For I came to SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW; 36and A MAN’S ENEMIES WILL BE THE MEMBERS OF HIS HOUSEHOLD.
Also, there is only one true God, as it is written:
“And this is eternal life, that they know you—the only true God.
And Jesus is the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through him:
The Way, the Truth, and the Life
5Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” 6Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. 7“If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.”
1 Timothy 2:5
5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,
2 Corinthians 6;17-18
“Come out from among them
And be separate, says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you.”[a]
18 “I will be a Father to you,
And you shall be My sons and daughters,
Says the Lord Almighty.”[b]
Acts 2: 16-18
Peter Preaches to the Crowd
…16but this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel: 17‘AND IT SHALL BE IN THE LAST DAYS,’ God says, ‘THAT I WILL POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT ON ALL MANKIND; AND YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY, AND YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS, AND YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAM DREAMS; 18EVEN ON MY BONDSLAVES, BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, I WILL IN THOSE DAYS POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT And they shall prophesy.…
To sum things up, Jesus is our Lord and Savior, and he is not a religion. God will pour his spirit on all flesh, and through the Holy Spirit and being born again spiritually you’ll be able to see the truth, and come out of these man-made religions and their traditions. And I am not trying to knock down anyone, or disrespect anyone within these religions. It’s just those that partake in the traditions of these religions, and are influenced by them I am trying to spread the truth of the meanings of these religious traditions so they can not only be more careful and cautious, but if these religions won’t repent and turn away from their traditions, to get out of these religions and not do what they do and sin constantly without repentance. And I say all of this with a spirit of gentleness and respect.
We are to accept Jesus Christ as the son of God (he is God as well in the flesh and here are his other names, Isaiah 9:6, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”) be baptized in the Holy Spirit, follow the commandments (I’m still not too sure about the decrees and laws as well), repent daily and ask for forgiveness of our sins, pray, praise him with thanksgiving, walk in his way, and absolutely have faith, trust, and believe in him. You don’t even have to my word for it, you can ask God for yourself for wisdom and for the way and the truth, and he will absolutely show it to you. For as it written:
Ask, Seek, Knock
7“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8“For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.…
Once again, I know that this is controversial, but this is the truth. Jesus saves there’s absolutely no question about that. If you ask him to, he will. Also, you can believe and follow Jesus and not be in a religion, you’ll just be a believer and follower of Jesus, simple. Nevertheless, stay safe during this New Year’s Eve everyone, and absolutely, absolutely God bless!