What Satan doesn’t want you to know about religion.

Posted: November 16, 2010 in Blog Talk Radio: Religion Exposed, Religion: Fact or Fiction

“Religion” is man’s way of fulfilling his or her own need and Satan’s way of deceiving the world. Why did man feel the need to “ESTABLISH” religion when the word of God was already written?  Why is there a need to have founders when we find the founders of the Church in the Bible?  I ask people, just study your founder, and they will discover some shocking reasons why that particular religion was started. Why did Henry VIII start the Episcopal church? Ellen White the 7th day Adventist?, and John Smith the Baptist? (Here are a few more)

1609 Baptist Church founded by John Smyth, due to objections to infant baptism and demands for church-state separation

1738 Methodist movement, led by John Wesley

1816 Bishop Richard Allen, a former slave, founds the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the first African-American denomination

1832 Church of Christ (Disciples) organized, made up of Presbyterians in distress over Protestant factionalism and decline of fervor

1845 Southern Baptist Convention formed in Augusta, Georgia

1847 Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod founded at in Chicago, Illinois.

1863 Seventh-day Adventist Church officially formed twenty 20 years after the Great Disappointment

1872 Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America organized

1876 Evangelical Lutheran Free Church (Germany) founded

1879 Church of Christ, Scientist founded in Boston by Mary Baker Eddy

1884 Charles Taze Russell founded Bible Student movement known today as Jehovah’s Witnesses

1906-1909 Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles, CA begins modern Pentecostal movement

1907 Church of God in Christ founded Bishop Charles Harrison Mason

1918 United Lutheran Church in America founded

1918 House of God founded. RAR Johnson

When people ask “what’s right about religion,” I say nothing. There is however, a right and a wrong way to worship and serving God. Religion was established in earlier times as both a faith and as a political structure although today we see this sort of entity heavily in the middle-east. We should all seek to serve God in both spirit and in truth. Put away our own agendas and beliefs that we were taught since we were a child, and search the scriptures. We need to stop letting Satan trick us by telling that lie that Popular is right. The road to salvation is rather narrow and because of religion, few people will find it.

Matthew 7:13-14 (King James Version)

13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Every Religion that is created use many ambiguous scriptures in an attempt to get there point over. This is where the Bible talks about Line and precepts. There are ambiguous scriptures that when they stand by themselves they can be twisted but when you put them together with the Concrete scriptures they come out all together different.

All Satan needs is time. Kill off a few generations, and raise up congregations as if they always existed. By the time you are born, your parents are already a part of these organizations. They read the Bible, shout, sing, say Lord, Jesus and Holy Ghost and that’s good enough for you. These organizations have managed to convince millions that all you need to do is repent, be baptized, and believe that Jesus is Lord and you are on your way to heaven. Well you will be in for a big shock believing in this form of teaching because it is serving God in vain. Matthews 7:21 reads:

21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Is there such a thing as worshiping God in vain? Of course there is. Do you think for 1 minute that God is happy about all the different religions? All of the different names that people worship him by? What about many of the Pagan days that have been incorporated “in the name of God?” The Almighty wants no part of it or the people that participate in these practices which are called the “Doctrines, the Commandments of Men.

Matthew 15:9
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Mark 7:7
Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Colossians 2:22
Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?

Religions are outside of his will. It is a commandment that those that will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven will do so because they DOETH his will. It has never been his will for man to serve him any way they choose. Christ and his Apostles spoke strongly against religion. The Apostle Paul described that when he was in his religion, he persecuted the Church of God. Therefore, the “Church of God could not be a religion. Yes, there were many Jews that were part of their own religion that was contrary to the teachings of Christ although he was a Jew himself. This is where many people get confused.

Galatians 1:13
For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:

Verse 14 goes on to say… being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.

Paul refers to this traditional teachings of his fathers as the “Jews Religion” . Here we get a clearer understanding of what religion is. These Jews believed in the Bible, they kept the law, Sabbath and all the feast days. However, they did these things according to their traditions and not according to how God established it. Therefore, because they “sprinkled” a little of their own flavor to God’s ways, he and his holy prophets rejected everything that they did. As soon as you put your ways into his ways, it is contaminated. It is the same as taking a 32 oz of cold purified water on a hot day. If someone puts just one drop of cow’s urine in it would you drink it? Of course not, you have contaminated the entire cup of water. This is what religion does today. Take part Bible and part tradition and contaminate the word of God.

Isaiah 1:13-15 (King James Version)

13Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

14Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.

Because of the Jews religion traditions, they accused Christ of even breaking the Sabbath and a slew of other things. Essentially, religion makes men go against the “true teaching” of Christ. The Bible says Sabbath forever…you say Sunday. Christ and his Apostles kept the Passover festival, in which feet washing and communion was observed (Once a year). Religion desires Easter and communion (12 times a year). He commands for us to be baptized in HIS Original name, religion baptizes in a variety of names and a variety of ways included even being baptized in milk. http://www.zimdiaspora.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1701:church-member-baptized-in-milk-in-zimbabwe&catid=73:music&Itemid=299

Just as crazy as that may sound to many of you, the traditions that religion has incorporated sounds just as crazy to God.

Have you ever noticed that the majority of the things that Christ and his disciples did, religion says that it is done away with even though the Bible say to do them forever? Just because man does not understand many of God’s ordinances, does not justify them teaching that it was done away with or it was just for the Jews. Christ did not come to do away with the Old Testament Laws or Prophets. (M’t 5:17)

Religion is a creation of man.  It is man’s way of worshipping ‘El (God).  The Old and New Testament leaders spoke out against religion (man’s way of worshipping ‘El (God) because):

a) religion divides the body of Christ – 1 Corinthians 1:10-16,

b) religion establishes new doctrine – Isaiah 1:13-14; Hosea 2:11; Hosea 5:21-23; 1 Corinthians 1:10-16; Acts 10:

c) religion leads to death – Proverbs 12:14; 16:25, Matthew 7:13-14,

d) religion is vain – James 1:26; Matthew 15: 9; Mark 7: 7; Isaiah 1:13; Colossians 2: 8, and

e) religion through its doctrine, suggests alternate routes to heaven – Matthew 7:13

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Comments
  1. reslight says:

    The Bible Students movement, as a whole, did not become Jehovah’s Witnesses; by 1930, as a whole (represented by the majority), the earlier Bible Students movement had rejected Rutherford’s new organization as well as Rutherford’s new gospel. The Bible Student movement still exists today apart from the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization. Thus, it is misleading to say that the Bible Students movement is today known as Jehovah’s Witnesses. They are not known as “Jehovah’s Witnesses”; they are known as “Bible Students.”

  2. You are correct. The Organization was started in 1881 under the Watchtower Tract Society (Conley) and in 1884 Charles Taze Russell was the one to incorporate it. This has been stated on other post. It is also stated that Rutherford changed the name to Jehovah’s Witness after losing about 80% of the Bible Students. The reason it is stated the way it is, is because, and i’m quoting from not only the Watchtower Tower magazine of 1985, but the Jehovah’s Witness website where they state that Charles Taze Russell is their founder. We are very aware of the history and the developments of the organization from 1881 to present. The point being made here, is that the organization was created by Man years after the Bible was written and was not under the authorization of God. When man created their organizations, they developed new doctrine. Below is a few sources that I used. Some others I have was out before we were even born.
    http://www.watchtower.org/e/jt/article_02.htm
    “Working in the “Field”—Before the Harvest”, The Watchtower, October 15, 2000, page 28
    “Proclaiming the Lord’s Return (1870–1914)”, Jehovah’s Witnesses—Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom, pp. 44–46
    Our Incoming World Government – God’s Kingdom. Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. p. 20.
    “A New Name”, The Watch Tower, October 1, 1931, pages 296–297.

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