Perfect Order

Many claim to be Christian. Yet, I assert few pray to the one true living God revealed in Scripture. The faithful do not conceptualize earthly riches when looking upon Jesus Christ dying in agony on the cross at Calvary. Sin does not discriminate between the haves and the have nots of the world. Redemption from the Lord, however, is indiscriminate regarding this matter. The faithful think not what they may gain, but what they may do for Him realizing the Spiritual riches raining down on them because of Jesus Christ’s perfect work performed on earth on their behalf.

Jesus Christ took up the cross primarily to glorify God the Father. Jesus Christ commands Christians to take up their cross and follow Him, and the primary reason remains the same; to glorify God. Subsidiary is Jesus Christ’s concern for all of humanity, and of course, this is the Christian’s secondary concern. Take the words of Jesus Christ Himself recorded in Matthew 22:35-40.

35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,

36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Our Lord’s aspirations with word, and in action bespeaks the Father’s perfect will. Again, the order is apparent; God the Father first, and one’s neighbor is second.

The Scripture is unambiguous, and there is never any contradiction. Any perceived contradiction comes from man’s finite intellectual capacity {without the aid of the Holy Spirit of God, man is helpless relating to Scripture}. They nailed Jesus Christ to a tree, and He alone died in agony, shed His atoning blood for the sins of man. There are no Buddha, Muhammad, nor any Confucius. Once more, no such thing as an unsung, nebulous “higher power” that remains distant, hiding beyond the vastness of space and time.

How anyone can read the plain words of Scripture and diverge so radically and bring in the aforementioned idols is a tribute to Satan and company. Scripture warns us, however, of Satan and his legion’s counterfeit measures.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Sadly, many who profess Christianity have fallen prey to Satan and his wiles; a liberal theology that indulges many distant forms of religion. Only the Holy Ghost can conquer man’s blindness and enable him to see rightly; man, the frail, finite creature that he is.

We must take the whole of Scripture. Many, however, set themselves up as the authority and purpose to judge the Scripture; reasoning out of their own errant minds, and thus unwittingly become the dupes of Satan. The result is that a true conservative theology becomes a false liberal theology. Hence, all the aforementioned inventions and idols come into view. Liberal theology is so prevailing that we may characterize it as the norm. “Come one, come all” is the theme running wild within the mega churches. All forms of religion jumbled together in a hodgepodge of so-called faith. There is no certainty, no logical line of distinction from one to the next. A haze pervades the minds of those in conformity to what is essentially nothing; all groping for something they define as indefinite. A strong delusion has set in. Sound familiar?

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Let us pray, for we wish that none should perish.

1 Comment

  1. Rob, this essay Perfect Order is marvelous. Sooo well written. Very concise, coherent and well organized. You layed out your thoughts very well. And, of course, it is very true and you used good scripture to back up your thoughts.

    Maureen

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