Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Crisis of Truth

Some people hang onto one verse like a bull dog and think it says something that is inconsistent with other verses about the same topic. I believe satan blinds them to the true revelation of the verse. If they persist in believing the verse isolated from it's context without reading all the other verses on the same topic, they form an erroneous conclusion. If they teach this error to others and convince others who are not with discernment, they become a cult to themselves. We need to be careful how we read the Bible and how we take something out of context and make it say what it is not saying.

A local church has a new pastor who has decided to eliminate instruments from worship and to sing new choruses a cappella. The church is an Assembly of God. The normal assembly of God has instruments and lively worship services. This church is like another denomination that does not believe that instruments belong in worship. This idea is contrary to the scriptures, unless you make one verse say more than it should.

Another friend believes that all people will be saved. He quotes one verse over and over, but ignores the multitude of verses that contradict this. He goes to a mainline church, and says the pastor agrees with him. What has happened in this mainline denomination to believe as a cult church?

Another woman speaks of a verse saying something and when shown several other verses that give different instruction, she will not hear them. The one verse is held onto. It was on a topic not that important to salvation, a matter of personal choice. What is not of faith is sin to you. Some things can be believed and not hurt anyone else.

I can get upset with all the errors of understanding, especially if they are teaching others that it is the way to go. The Bible should not be of private interpretation.

2Pet1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
2Pe 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

If the word originated from God through the Holy Spirit, then to understand it properly you need the Holy Spirit to teach you what is said.

1Co 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
1Co 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
1Co 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
1Co 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
1Co 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
1Co 2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

Do we see things in the Bible as a natural man? or through the Holy Spirit? We must allow the Holy Spirit to reveal the Bible truths to us. A lazy man will take one verse and make it say what he thinks it says. The true understanding of a scripture requires looking at the verse in it's context and comparing the verse with other verses of the Bible of the same topic.I am not saying that the Holy Spirit cannot reveal something about a verse without reading other verses that are of the same topic. Daniel interpreted dreams by the Holy Spirit. Others are given gifts of interpretation, including the interpretation of unknown tongues. These are special gifts. But, these gifts must agree with the Bible, not just one isolated verse, but the whole understanding from all the verses. 

We must hear with Spiritual ears. The Pharisees mostly missed God, by the rejection of Jesus their Messiah. They had come to conclusions from traditions of men concerning the meaning of the scriptures. I am seeing errors in teachings in some of the mainline churches. We should not be silent when we see darkness entering into the thoughts and teachings in our churches. We are accountable to God to be Spirit led and Spirit taught. Even here we must check what spirit is coming into the minds and thoughts of the churches. My spirit has been troubled by what I am seeing, this is why I had to speak. I hope others will understand what is said by the spirit. Often words are not understood correctly. Long time friendships end by misunderstandings. While I am at it I will say one more thing.

There are those who seek the truth. Truth is very important to them. I am seeing another people in our land who live in delusions. They are given delusions from the LORD because of their rejection of truth. These people often use drugs and have other spirits in them. Our nation is in a crises of truth. Delusions are replacing the quest for truth. To remove truth from our nation, first the removing of God must occur and the ignoring of the Biblical framework of our nations foundation. I want to abide in truth. The people of God must walk in truth and not in some slipshod substitute. If the people of God no longer are the light and salt, then all becomes a delusion. Will you stand in the truth of God?

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