Am I a bigot because I don’t embrace “all faiths, denominations and belief systems”? Am I also narrow minded because I think the Lord Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and I refuse to take for God’s Holy Truth, what some silver tongued devil, no matter how charismatic and good looking, is trying to weave into my spiritual life. Am I homophobic because I don’t believe “Caitlyn” Jenner is really a woman? (I had a crush on him long time ago when he was very obviously Bruce).
What I have learned after being delivered out of a very deceived world, is that Truth is available to everyone who cares enough to seek it with all their hearts. Wouldn’t you think that everyone would want to know the truth….about God, about Life, about what their purpose is in Life, and why they were born?
Pilate asked Jesus, “What is Truth?” When the Truth was standing right there in front of him looking him in the face.
I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for the truth of His Word, and those, who like Bereans, are eager and willing to study the Word diligently to seek out the truth and not what has been spoon fed to them by their “church” leaders. But the most amazing and baffling thing….there are highly intelligent and influential men and women who are, to the trained, enlightened eye, being deceived by the man made doctrines and traditions of men, (and their upbringing).
We are seeing those seeking to be elected to the highest office in the land, who have been indoctrinated into a religious belief system, (brainwashing), and never seem to get beyond that, or even question it.
Ben Carson, for example is a brilliant man and former neurosurgeon. He didn’t arrive at that status by laziness or goofing off on his studies. Yet, he has been indoctrinated into the Seventh Day Adventist cult, and hasn’t even seemed to question the truth of it in all of his 60 plus years.
Or, take Vice President Joe Biden, possibly another presidential hopeful. I was told by a Catholic inclined neighbor that Joe Biden has gone through so much suffering in his life, and has said that he “got though it” by praying the rosary every night, (which is to be found no where in the Bible).. After I did a quick googlization online, I found that Joe Biden was born and raised into a Catholic family, so it’s not surprising to me that he would continue to consider himself a Catholic, along with practicing Catholic traditions and teachings and rituals.
OK, and was not Barack Hussien Obama once Barry Soetoro, changing his name to a Muslim name when he attained adulthood? Did not Barry Soetoro attend Madrassa, a Muslim school as a child? Does that make him a Muslim? No, but it sure seems that he leans that way even if he didn’t openly proclaim it when he was campaigning for President….or even now for that matter. (If it walks like a duck, you may consider that a strong indication it’s a duck)
Brainwashing and indoctrination is a very strange thing the way it has an effect on the human mind. Why do otherwise intelligent people do this? Why do they put their faith in any belief system originating from or run by men? Why would they believe in, and accept unproven doctrines, and place their eternal destiny in the hands of a man, or Pope or Preacher? They have a brain. They are not clones, mental slaves or robots. They can seek and know the truth. They can ask questions, even to the God they do not as yet know. If they want they Truth, it’s there for those who go after it. If…they are willing to do God’s will, and not their own…God will reveal Himself to the Seeker of Truth, not the follower of men.
“Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.” John 7: 14:17