Societies Religious Gnosis and The Perversion of Truth
by Dana Smith
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Establishing the cause of the righteous and the purpose of God. What is the cause of the righteous? Is it the establishment of churches, denominations, and creeds of men? Is it the denominational doctrine which changes with each generation of men who rule such houses of religiosity?
We can take for example the famous houses of Wesley or the rise of the protestant denominations of the Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, and Presbyterian. In the turn of the century revivals had already shaken those who attended these worship houses. The move of God had taken sinners, moved their hearts to repentance and taken them to follow the Lord in faith and obedience.
Thus, the roles of the righteous infused with the purpose of God became one. Over the years these same houses became filled with apostate men and women. They have been infected with the carnal attitudes of liberal Theological houses. As a result the creeds have changed. We have seen this in Great Britain, France, and many parts of Europe. Pastors and leaders no longer hold to the truths the early fathers did. They no longer see a need for holiness. The bible has become a book diluted with mans purported dialectic truth. Faith has been replaced by another faith. It is faith in mans ability to survive. Mans ability to solve problems. Oh, yes and mans ability to provide a religion. One that is based on mans intellect. This new genome is found as a new ‘gnosis’ or knowledge. It is one that sees the old as being trod down and worn out.
Holiness, strict interpretation of biblical standards, and even salvation alone in Jesus name is out they say. Reasoning among themselves they are as men who always are learning and never really come to the truth. This is what Paul said of the men and women of the last days.
2 Timothy 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
It is this learning that we do which Paul is talking about. Mere learning will not make men or women ‘gnosis’ (”Gnosis”-Intuitive knowledge of spiritual truths; said to have been possessed by ancient Gnostics-WordWeb) God the Lord. The knowledge of the Lord is one which is given through the Spirit. Even Jesus Christ said of his words that they were “Spirit and they were life”. The Pharisees, Sadducees, and Sanhedrin knew the original language. They studied the scriptures. Yet, when Christ came, they knew him not. Jesus said of them “you are of your Father the devil”. However, We who are truly born of the Spirit of God can see clearly as this comes to light. The light of the Glorious Gospel of God. A light which dispels darkness and reveals truth. It brings repentant sinners to the Lord for His Mercy and Grace. Yet, when a nation and a people think they can find ‘gnosis’ or knowledge and that ‘gnosis’ is an end in itself. Then that nation and people are headed for trouble. The True knowledge of the Lord finds its source in the fear of the Lord provided by the Spirit of God. This leads men to repent and follow Jesus Christ in obedience and faith.
Palms 52:6 ¶The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:
7 Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
9 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.
This is why America must wake up. This is why the churches, pastors, denominations, and congregations must wake up. You think you know (gnosis) but you do not. You are not ready to meet the Lord. You think you are, but you do not walk in faith, nor in obedience to the will of the Lord. You are being taught to love the world, its things, and all it has. Friendship with the world is enmity with God.
Moreover, as the People of God. That is those who hold to veracity of the true biblical salvation, we need to get back to our first love. This includes taking our children with us. We have led them to a modern tech-no world of computer games and television. Add to that cell phones, fancy cars, and designer clothes and this generation is indeed a leg up on ‘loving the world’. We have outdone ourselves in moving a generation to this level of spiritual intellect and ignorance of the true God.
A Barna poll done recently tells part of the story:
A new nationwide survey among children ages 8 to 12, conducted by The Barna Group, reveals some of their points of satisfaction and frustration.
While most kids in the 8-to-12 age range are involved in a church, relatively few of them consider church experiences to be valuable. That is confirmed by the fact that so few kids consider prayer to be a critical part of their life
We simply cannot go on like this. The America rug will be pulled out from under your feet. You cannot strengthen yourself in wickedness and trust in the abundance of America’s riches anymore. The time is coming when all this will be undone. That is why I wrote “D-Day For America” . To warn a nation and people of what is coming. The Lord gave me this burden and vision. The Lord has spoken to me saying:
“Tell them I’AM is coming. I’AM Coming Soon. Do not trust in Riches, nor strengthen yourself in wickedness. Repent and Seek me, then you shall live”
I do not set dates for His coming. I do not make a list of 1000 things that will prove America is going to fall. This nation will be judged. The church will go through the ‘Smelter of the Lord in the Land of the Free’. I urge you to follow the Lord, repent, seek Him, and walk in faith and obedience to his will.
God bless you.
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