Sunday, October 19, 2014
The Way of The Cross: Teachings of CHRIST Vs Theology
The Way of The Cross: Teachings of CHRIST Vs Theology
Luke 9:22 “Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day. 23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. 24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.”
Let’s sing this song together – The Old Rugged Cross
On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of sufff’ring and shame;
And I love that old cross where the Dearest and Best
For a world of lost sinners was slain
So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down,
I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it some day for a crown.
Oh, that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above,
To bear it to dark Calvary
In the old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see;
For twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.
In theology, and in every other educational course, subjects and topics taught in institutions of learning in relation to the Christian faith are done primarily for the purpose of passing the exams at the end of each semester/term. The course is taken in the same way that Mathematics, Government, English, History, Sciences, Physics, Chemistry and every other singular course or subject is taught in all educational and informal educational circles around the world. None of the lessons and subjects taught in such institutions points you to learn and understand GOD for who He really is, and none give any direct link to the worship of the True GOD in spirit and in truth John 4:23-24.
This is so as most teachers and tutors of the Christian religious course and subjects don’t even know GOD in the first place, left alone to having a personal relationship with Him which they can impact on their students and help them to know GOD too. In some cases, most lecturers and teachers of Christian related educational course and subjects are smokers, drunkards, womanizers, forgers, cheats, idol worshippers etc. it shouldn’t be seen a strange thing to you today when even pastors who professes to be CHRIST’S own representatives here on earth are involved in shady deals and other unchristian practices just to make ends meet, talk less of mere religious teachers, tutors and lecturers.
In the school of theology, you are asked to prove every single thing you are taught in relation to the course you are taking so that you can pass your assignments and exams, such as ‘prove that GOD is not a man, nor a woman.’ This is in relationship to the same proving that the teachings of sciences, medicines, biology, geography and other subjects and course present to the students of such course, which ultimately has been used in some cases to discredit and even reject the existence of GOD by men today. If you therefore used your GOD given knowledge and the inspiration of the HOLY SPIRIT in answering your Christian religious subjects and course as presented by your lecturers and teachers, you are surely termed a failure even before your exams scripts are marked and accessed.
This is due to the fact that all lectures, topics and subjects taught by these folks that does not know GOD are not HOLY SPIRIT inspired. The carnal man the Bible says “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 2:14. So, how do you intend to present a spiritual matter in the hand of a carnal man? How do you expect the man that the Spirit of GOD doesn’t reside to understand the writings and explanation of subject matters done under the inspiration of the HOLY SPIRIT? You can see that it can never work.
In the same vein, theology and every other Christian teaching taught in formal and informal educational circles runs in contrary to the teachings of CHRIST. Why the teachings of CHRSIST points you to know GOD, act and be like Him, prepares you for heaven in holiness and righteousness, making known to you the consequences of the damned in hell fire, and the ultimate escape route from damnation, theology on the other hand prepare you only to passing your exams in accordance to what you’ve been taught. This is responsible for the many unbiblical theories been employed by graduates of theology today when they find their own church and ministry after graduation; and theology have given rise to the proliferation of churches not for salvation and truth teachings, but for business and fame and recognition. May GOD help us all.
If you follow theology and its teachings, surely you will miss heaven. The Bible says “the preaching of the cross is foolishness to them that perish, but unto the saved, it is the power of God” 1 Corinthians 1:18, and theology also plays a point in trying to discredit GOD because they expect you to know GOD without His Spirit, using your human sense in answering questions relating to GOD, instead of allowing the HOLY SPIRIT to reveal the truth to you John 16:13. GOD, the Bible says is a Spirit John 4:24, and it takes a spirit man to understand GOD 1 Corinthians 2:13.
In Matthew 28:20, the Bible says “Teaching them to observe ALL THINGS whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” This was JESUS CHRIST teaching His disciples after His resurrection to observe all the things He had taught them earlier, pointing them to the fact that continuing in those teachings was a necessary tool for them to overcome the challenges they will face for His name sake 2 Timothy 3:12.
During His ministry, He was teaching the people about GOD, purity, sanctification, holiness, righteousness, truth, obedience to GOD in all things, love, including for our enemies, forgiveness and repentance among several other heaven focused and directed teachings. In fact He had to teach the people again and again Mark 10:1, so that they could be fully equipped for the journey to heaven because there are many adversaries who will go all out to stopping you from making it there 1 Corinthians 16:9. However, if you don’t stop yourself of your heavenly pursuit, no demon or power will be able to do so Romans 8:35-39.
Theology is a tradition, teaching for doctrine, and it is the commandments of men, which is not of GOD, that CHRIST upbraided the Pharisees over during His earthly ministry, which ultimately do transgressed the commandments of GOD Matthew 15:2-9. Theology does not point to the truth, it turns away one from the truth instead with fables, hence the bastardization of the gospel today by theologians. Titus 1:14 “Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.” Theology encourages that you can still make heaven even if your garment is stained, which they carry out with their own doctrine enforcing it on GOD to accommodate by all means possible, whereas GOD had declared that ‘no unclean thing’ shall ever pass through the gate of heaven Revelation 21:27, Isa 35:8; 52:1, Joel 3:17, Ephesians 5:27.
Those that are schooled in theology will never accept nor receive the commandments of GOD in true holiness. And therefore, they are the teachers with itching ears that Apostle Paul spoke about concerning this end time, who are experts in turning men away from the truth. 2 Timothy 4:3 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
In the churches of theologians, lie is considered truth, darkness light, fake as real, evil good, and they believed and practiced that only grace is the requirement for making heaven. Woe, the LORD said unto these enemies of the cross of CHRIST. Isaiah 5:18 “Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:
19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!
20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.”
The teachings of CHRIST require daily carrying of the cross, and steadfastly working on the narrow way that leads to heaven. This is to ensure that your focus and attention is constantly on JESUS’ glorious soon return for the rapture, which is the blessed hope that must be hasting towards on a daily basis Titus 2:13. If you are not rapture/death ready per second daily, you will surely miss it when it comes because it is coming like a thief in the night 1 Thessalonians 5:2. Your unpreparedness as a student in the school of holiness as taught by OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST will also cause the rapture to be missed by you, just as the people during Noah’s time failed to make it to the ark due to their sluggishness, self-esteem and shortsightedness Matthew 24:36-39. May this never be your portion today in JESUS name. Amen.
In the school of theology however, it is merriment and pleasure and excuses dominated regime Matthew 22:1-6, a case of possessing the earth at the detriment of one’s soul. Theology has no account that whoever suffers with CHRIST will also be glorified with Him Romans 8:17.
From the foregoing therefore, the teachings of CHRIST is HOLY SPIRIT centered and driven, while the teachings of theology is earthly centered and driven. Why can’t you ask: If the same HOLY SPIRIT, same JESUS CHRIST, and same Bible is what the various churches in the world today and using and practicing, why are their mode of worship, belief and practices vary from one church to the other? The handiwork of theology in action in today’s churches.
Paul encouraged the people, “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 11:1. This he did knowing that “Looking unto JESUS the author and finisher of our faith Hebrews 12:2, is the only access to heaven Acts 4:12. Therefore, look unto JESUS and look away from theology, and heaven will help you to run this race to the end in JESUS name.
I choose the old rugged cross against every other thing here on earth.
GOD bless you.