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Leviticus 18:30 "Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God."
Jeremiah 10:3 "For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe."
When you use your culture, church affiliation or race to explain to others that your faith is real we see an evident break down of true Christian faith.
1 Timothy 1:4 "Neither give heed to fables and endless GENEALOGIES, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do."
This happens when we try to explain faith in abstract terms.
Abstract meaning:not relating to concrete objects but expressing something that can only be appreciated intellectually.
Because 'faith' cannot be seen it is considered to be abstract. But true faith is an open lifestyle based on revelation which is given to the person as in the example of Abraham.
Galatians 3:6 "Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."
When the word 'faith or believe' is set within the text of an emotional hope or 'good luck' then passion replaces revelation.
This results as we use earthly things and mans wisdom for defining our worth before God. For the soul experiences lack when we resource things outside of His sanctification for confirmation and present to the approval of others a self-validation of our practice to define our self worth. This creates the dangerous hypocrite.
2 Corinthians 10:12 "For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise."
Hence, we see how Satan seeks to define God for the sinner by setting down faith in abstract terms. They think faith is foolish and only for shallow people.
Sinners that seek Him that make an effort to find peace outside of those things (tokens of covenant) God has sanctified for our faith will not behold the face of God in reality. But the veil upon the soul is as a mist that covers the ground even as Moses covered his face.
Psalm 11:4 "The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men."
Isaiah 65:1 "I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name."
Satan puts faith in the flesh while God put faith in Himself. False faith observes the results in the probabilities, (the doubters confession).
But revelation faith stands confident in the face of God.
Romans 4:17-19 "(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb: "
God is a myth to our senses when our worthiness is found in false tokens called idols.
Idol:Imaginary reality based on false knowledge which is used as a scale for hope and to control outcome for peace and security. Ancient people erected images of their philosophy for the comfort of the eyes. Today also the idols of the heart is played out in the behaviour of its victims. People have access to volumes of knowledge that confound the senses of what is real and what is not. This causes confusion of face so that God being concealed from the heart is only observed in the abstract of mans accomplishments.
1 Kings 20:28 "And there came a man of God, and spake unto the king of Israel, and said, Thus saith the LORD, Because the Syrians have said, The LORD is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I am the LORD."
As this happens we seek validation for our confidence in others (culture, race, politics, traditions), in place of His grace which will not produce true faith nor humbleness of mind.
The False Record Of Man: The Lie
If we walk in rhythm with these things (idols of the heart) we lie and refuse the truth. For the abstract of God is more real to the imagination than the substance of His power by which we see God clearly.
God is a myth when we find our worth in carnal things, for we see God only in the struggle of the imagination to sustain this reality. We also seek the witness of man (false grace) to confirm our faith, worthiness and acceptance of God. As seen in the old prophet and Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah.
1 Kings 13:18 "He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him."
2 Chronicles 18:22 "Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil against thee."
Religious Surrealism: The False Faith
This person is a religious surrealist, where faith is removed from living grace and placed in a hopeful projection of a favourable circumstance and outcome. They profess to know God, but only know the abstract of Him and not the real person. Their pictures replace the person as sending love letters to make babies. Logical to the senses but void of power. (Titus 1:15-16)
God is a myth to the soul when the reality of Him is outside of any divine substance. The sinners observe what these conference speakers preach and assume that this knowledge represents the true Christ. But Christ is not in the paradox of what sinners see in the world today. Its issues are a direct result of rebellion to God's covenant and a belief system that rides on false grace. These unconverted believers are spoilers of the covenant.
They believed their interpretation of truth stood justified before God.
"The anger of the Lord was hot against Israel; and he said, Because that this people hath transgressed my COVENANT which I commanded their fathers, and have not hearkened unto my voice;"
Judges 2:14 "And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies."
It speaks of the struggle in the conscience and promises resolve though the world's wisdom. The Antichrist spirit is seen in this behaviour.
1 John 2:18 "Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time."
The Ace In The Hole: Atheists Victory
Atheists can win on the grounds of the beliefs and practices of the surreal Christian. Such knowledge is a paralysation of the soul, immobilizing the faith and corrupting the charity.
The corruption of charity is the result of replacing truth with the religious passions that seek a confirmation of their lie (record of their own soul as righteous).
You cannot preach salvation in the state of ignorance and convince sinners you have the truth when all these conflicts are seen in the church.
The Painting Of The Tree: Go For A Hike
Try to explain the existence of God in words is like viewing the tree in the picture instead of that fresh air and smell of the forest. All the sinner will smell is paint remover! The surreal Jesus (Satan's Jesus)brings the fantasy of heaven into repute because God to them is dead. This is the result of centuries of the church growing the wrong crop. A vain labour!
Psalm 127:1 "Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain."
Galatians 4:11 "I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain."
When those that believe in Jesus teach and preach Him in abstract terms reaching outside of Christ then the struggles of the conscience is the profession which sinners see and hear and question your sanity seeing the contradiction of "Jesus saves and Jesus heals me."
2 Corinthians 11:4 "For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him."
The Church Created This Frankenstein
This paradox remains to those not in covenant with God and seen to be absurd and unreal in practice. How can there be a God who is a God of order and those that believe in Him follow a 'blind hope'. God is not blind but those that are confused see Him as surreal.
No wonder the sinners view faith as weird and unfamiliar outside of reality because the unconverted believers have set bad examples for them in their choice of faith.
God is a myth when the church tries to define the spiritual world and kingdom of God with earthly terms as their communion, tithing, Sabbath days, dietary laws, circumcisions, and commandments of men. The hypocrite sees God only in their tradition which they see and hear but not the reality of Jesus' covenant faith.
People that resource the Law of Moses and the tokens of that covenant share in the derision of the paradoxes in not able to lay out the purpose of God to them.
Because of this the sinners think that they are justified if the hypocrite cannot stand to the question in answering those paradoxes.
But abstract faith can only produce these paradoxes and so we see that which Jesus said there shall be perplexity among the nations.
Micah 7:4 "The best of them is as a brier: the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen and thy visitation cometh; now shall be their perplexity."
Why perplexity? Because the religious surrealist made their own brand of Christianity which is Antichrist in place of the Record of Christ.
We see the religious intellectual conflicts that Satan nurtured in the hearts of people for many generations by creating the surrealist Jesus. The root causes reach back to the first century where the doctrine and deeds of the Nicolaitanes began to mix with the covenant faith and soon replaced it.
God Hates Unsanctified Knowledge: Satan Hates Faith
Revelation 2:6 and 15 "But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also HATE. So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I HATE."
Born was that which rivalled the church for centuries. Institutions of learning replaced faith with teachings that only address issues in and out of the church.
Many different doctrinal cultures emerged in competition and rival, envy, variance and emulation, and many people died because of this antichrist spirit which made a surreal Jesus.
James 4:1 "From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?"
Adopting ancient cultures and entwining these into the present profession to lend the weight of the feelings of real religion.
When church leaders volunteered their studies as apostolically correct to the people they had to also provide a witness to confirm their efforts, and we see this in the practices of water baptism, eating of the communion, selecting the proper day of worship, and how much money to give in the approval of God's eye.
The Teachings Of The Church Took A Turn: Satan's Shadow
God is restoring truth to the Church through the stewardship of apostles today to remove this paradoxes of thinking which births the surreal Jesus. The Jesus of the imagination is without law to God and so those of false faith resist government and abominate truth walking in ignorant contradiction to the Spirit of the Lord. Lawless to apostles, riotous to truth and resist the Holy Ghost. Such is the perplexity among the nations today with the presence of abstract faith in the Church.
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Author: Apostle Eric vonAnderseck Second 8th Week Ministries
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