Friday, August 05, 2005

Does Christianity Preach Fear? p8

Hell = Control? (3 of 5)

Morality - What Is Really Going On?

William Blake, Dante and Virgil at the Gates of Hell

Humanists claim that Christianity is hateful and intolerant, even though they actively proclaim their intolerance of our beliefs as superstition, fairy tales, closed minded, backward, bigoted or racist, proving that moral relativism is a false belief and cannot be accept as grounds for determining laws. This leads simply to societal relativism; "whatever is considered moral to the majority is morality"

When the Bible declares something as evil or wicked and against God’s law, those who do not believe in God or Christianity, see this as a method in which to control people. They will say that the Bible claims that if you're not a good little church boy then you will end up going to Hell. Biblically uneducated intellectuals, believe that this concept will scare people into conformity by using a primitive belief as the way in which to control them.

This is what they call; preaching fear.

Outlawing portions of the bible is intolerance! Those who oppose Christianity demonstrate their own prejudices and hypocrisy, for declaring [intolerant] that which they do not like; that of sin, immorality and all evil. How can one claim something as hateful and intolerant when that is not our message? This ideology is false and proves that moral relativism cannot be true. It is Satanic in origin and the doctrine of modern day Christianity. Those who want to change society are the fear mongers. Fundamental Christianity teaches the truth of God's judgment and salvation, the foundation of the Gospel.
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. ~Voltaire, 1764
People who make such claims do so because they reject absolute truth as revealed through God's word, revealing what is true; they have no understanding what the Bible actually claims.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Romans 3:23-28
"You Will Go To Hell If You Don't Do What I Tell You"

The teaching of Hell and Damnation results from the truth that man is made in God's image, that we are eternal souls. Upon our deaths here on earth we move into the realm of the spiritual. God has revealed that all of mankind is invited to live in his kingdom. Yet how is an unrepentant sinner able to stand in front of a holy God and declare that his righteousness is what will allow entrance into heaven? The fact is, God makes clear that all men are sinners and that none can stand before God in their own righteousness as there are none that are righteous. This is the reason Jesus died and why we accept in faith, his righteousness, for the forgiveness of sin. Those who refuse this truth, upon faith, choose to live in eternal separation from God and this place is called Hell. Jesus warns us over and again that no man should choose such an eternal condemnation. Yet stubborn pride prevents mankind from realizing truth, as man believes he can deliver himself when he arrives into eternity. This is deadly wishful thinking, as no man can deliver his own eternal soul, evidenced by the fact the no man ever brought himself forward through his own birth.
The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen. Psalms 98:2
Who does not realize and understand, that if you break the law, punishment will be the result? Who is not fearful of intentionally running a red light when a policeman is sitting there watching you? I'm sure that many hearts race at the thought of seeing a police car in their rear view mirror. Secular non-religious law reveals that which is to be feared; if you break the law there will be a penalty. Friend, that is an empirical fact of life.

The question must be asked: if this is true to mere men and his laws, why would you not believe that God will judge sin (breaking the laws of God). Just because you do not believe something does not make it a truth. Moreover, feelings and beliefs cannot be used to justify law. Law is justified by what is moral and acceptable, revealed to be what is truth. Fact: some believe in eternal damnation while others do not. Logic tells us one of us is wrong, as we both cannot be right and both cannot be wrong, either it is or it is not. Simply because someone does not believe something as true, does not validate a claim. All that is being presented is Moral Relativism, which is another way of saying; religious pluralism. The Bible declares that all non-believers are deceived by their own fears and prejudices: (Acts:14:19, Rom:1:21-28, 1Cor:5:10, 1Tim:1:9, 4:1-2, Titus:1:14-16, 1Peter:1:14, 2Peter:2:18-21, Rev:21:8,22:15).

The truth is, that when Christianity preaches on immorality, it can do so without making the plea based on religion. In other words, that which is evident can expose immorality. An example of this is same-sex marriage. Homosexuals declare that Christianity (the bible) is hateful towards their morality. That is, their right to be joined together in marriage. However, Christianity does not plead morality as the issue when opposing same-sex marriage. The main argument against same-sex marriage is quite simple: It denies the right of the child to that of a mother [and] a father.

How anyone can intellectually make the claim that the thought of going to Hell is so fearful, as to control them, is truly beyond me, when in fact, what humanist actually preach is their own fear, making themselves into liars and hypocrites (John 8:42-45). Morality is evident by that which God’s law reveals. Gross immortality is evident to humanity, as it is revealed in our hearts and our conscience. This is what the word of God reveals to us. That which is kept secret in this life, is open scandal in heaven.

You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins are in the light of your character. Psalms 90:8

The Cycle of Israel: From Blessings To Destruction
Ask yourself this question; does America resemble the same cycle?

Hans Memling, The Last Judgment Triptych

1. The nation serves God
2. Did evil
3. Forsook God
4. Followed own way pleasure
5. Sold into slavery depression and war
6. Slavery Servitude
7. Cried out to God
8. Turned to God
9. Repented
10. Judges raised up
11. Delivered
12. The nation served God

The Bible is quite clear. There will be no sold into slavery and captivity as servitude will come by the prophecies concerning the Anti-Christ in the last days; a one world system of government, economy and religion (Mystery Babylon).
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2Peter 3:9

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong. ~Thomas Sowell

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