UNREAL CHRISTIANITY MAKES THE TRUTH IRRELEVANT
“You are experts at setting aside the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition.” [Mark 7:9]
“Your tradition” is any Christian belief or teaching that is not found within the teachings of the Lord Jesus. Some of these should be obvious. The reason they are not is because the Christians espousing and believing such are either Biblically illiterate or have been indoctrinated with a false teaching.
Those who put the Lord Jesus first and are true disciples actually read and study His teachings. They become very familiar with them. They do their best to follow them and obey the Lord. If a Christian refuses to do this or is too lazy to do it, he or she is not a real Christian or at least will not be one for long. If such people remain churchgoers or insist on their particular brand they will end up being deceived the same way the followers of the Pharisees were deceived.
It was the Pharisees and scribes that the Lord was addressing in the preceding Scripture. These people were evil. They showed it by their actions. They absolutely hated the Lord and everything He stood for. They hounded Him constantly and did everything they could to destroy His reputation. They lied about Him always.
Unreal Christianity does exactly the same thing. Its members create a Jesus they feel comfortable with, one that suits them, according to their own limited understanding. This Jesus is not the real Jesus. It is only a figment of their imagination. The proponents of Unreal Christianity refuse to honor His pure teachings because they could never carry out their real reason for existence otherwise. They do not want to follow and serve the Lord Jesus; they want to be followed and served.
That’s why they created a mass laity underclass and keep it subverted to their will. They gain their monetary and social support from this class. They do it through indoctrinating (brainwashing) their followers away from the Lord’s truth and toward their own impure teachings. They use fear, especially the fear of social exclusion. Because they are dealing with spiritually lazy people it is not so difficult to keep them dumbed-down. Some of their followers may be well-versed in their own denominational teachings but that only furthers their Biblical illiteracy.
Why? Because the substitution of impure teachings makes them oblivious of the Lord’s real teachings. Or they are taught that the Lord’s real teachings are actually heresy and steer their followers away from them. There are millions of Christians who have thus been taught to hate the real teachings of the Lord.
Regarding any particular issue, one cannot believe truth and untruth at the same time. Regarding a collection of beliefs, the percentage of false teachings and interpretations one holds is directly proportional to the lack of truth they hold. If one fills one’s brain with untruth there will be little left for truth. Another corollary is thus: The more one accepts that which is not true but only appears that way, the less one has a desire for truth. When people are no longer hungry for truth they will not seek it. Whatever then is left in their head is what they believe and what they believe is false though they think it’s true.
It’s called deception. The Pharisees were masters at deceiving people. So are the Christian Pharisees. They have a different motivation. They put money and social standing above the Lord. They are also excellent liars.
“Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word. You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.” [John 8:43-45]
THEY HAVE A DIFFERENT AGENDA
Though their followers would be shocked if they could shake themselves from their zombie status and see their leaders and churches for what they actually are, this rarely happens. Not only that, they don’t want it to happen. They often run from the truth. They cover their ears. The truth is far too upsetting. They would have to acknowledge their deception and admit their wrongheadedness. They would have to realign their lives. Such an occurrence is far too much for them to accept. Their pride can’t handle it. They would rather maintain their fake lives, stay socially connected, and keep the money coming in. Thus, actually following the Lord is out of the question. Following Him in some convoluted false manner is preferable. They are not actually following Him or obeying Him but convince themselves that they are. Where’s the proof? How can they deny Him and also obey Him?
The early followers of the Lord Jesus teach us how it is done. What they believed is what we are supposed to believe. What they did is what we are supposed to do.
However, the beliefs and practices of the Lord’s early Community are different from those of pretty much every Christian denomination. It is why one rarely or never sees the results the early Christians had within these compromised organizations. Their rejection of truth makes the truth irrelevant.
As we say in Texas, most are mere drugstore cowboys. They are all hat and no cattle.
© 2019 by RJ Dawson. All Rights Reserved.
 Unless otherwise noted all Scriptures are taken from the New American Standard Bible, © 1960, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.
Posted on October 18, 2019, in Teaching and tagged Christian Denominations, Christian Pharisees, Clergy-Laity Division, Counterfeit Religious Traditions, Hidden Agenda, Lord Jesus, Real Christianity, Real Christianity The Nature of the Church, The Great Awakening, Tradition of the Pharisees. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
How often we forget that Satan is the Father of Lies, and cannot tell the truth. If we would pray for discernment before reading/teaching God’s Word, He will protect us from the lies.
This is an excellent post, RJ. There isn’t a one of us who is not susceptible to false teaching.
Thank you Linda. I appreciate it.
And so right you are. The problem with so much of what is called Christianity is that the members thereof refuse the higher power of the Lord that would protect them against deception. I can guarantee anyone reading this, if he or she does not already know, that when the Lord Jesus shows up deception is revealed for what it is and everyone involved in any deception are revealed for what they are. This is in part why so many churches refuse the full authority of the Lord Jesus. They don’t really want Him there because He will expose them, even though their sins may be few. For others, they may be steeped in sin, wrongdoing, and underhanded deceiving practices but are masters at keeping up appearances.
The Lord does not necessarily expose deceptive practices directly but can do this by His mere presence because He is the LIGHT. And the LIGHT shines on the darkness. The LIGHT reveals all that is wrong and incorrect.
It is why people have such an aversion toward real repentance. They know if they allow His LIGHT to shine on them it will reveal their sin and corruption. This is obviously a great thing because He will not only expose it but REMOVE it all if we let Him. Most would rather harbor it and save face.
It is why many “churches” and “ministries” and “ministers” cannot afford to have the Lord run a spiritual virus check on them because they know they would be busted. If they get busted their livelihood will go away. Their faux upstanding reputation will be shattered. The wall of illusion will be torn down.
So they persist in their error and refuse the Lord entry. If the Lord sends anyone to correct them they will quickly shoot the messenger.
The devil is indeed the father of lies and those in leadership who refuse the Lord’s full counsel are in league with him regardless of how good and upstanding they may look from without. Those who support them support him.
Every Christian must pray for the Lord’s presence. We must want His presence. We must ask Him and support Him. We then must also obey Him when faced with the consequences. This is the only way to remove darkness and clean up corruption, both for each individual and Christian groups thereof.
Many blessings to you. Keep up the great work.
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I read somewhere recently that light casts no shadow. Jesus is the Light of the world. There is no shadow of turning with Him.
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