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PostSubject: The Five Faces of False Religion   Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:24 pm

The Five Faces of False Religion
How to tell if the religion or faith-based system you follow is false

By Elroy

W
ithout assuming there is an actual 'true' religion, it's safe to argue that all false religions will
exhibit one or more of these five manifestations:

1. The requirement to proselytize

Any God who is too powerless to reach his or her creation directly must not be a true God worthy of
being followed. Humans are the worst vehicles for broadcasting knowledge when you consider two
people who see the same exact event will tell two different stories about it, not to mention when
they're asked to tell second and third-hand stories told them by others. False religions are easily
exposed when they send out their members to make more followers for their impotent deity.

2. The requirement to pay a tithe

Any God who cannot afford to support his or her believers in their chosen doctrines must not be a
true God worthy of being followed. If God created everything, then God certainly doesn't need his
followers to pay his way. Why would God ask us on a date and then make us pick up the tab? False
religions can be deftly divined when they start asking you for money.

3. Being founded by a human prophet

Any God who relies on fallible human beings to speak on his or her behalf is not worthy of being
followed. Using a human only leads to different interpretations and understandings, which is why
there are no major religions that have not splintered into contradicting congregations. False religions
can be quickly culled from the pack when you find out they were created by a human prophet.

4. Fear-based decisions

Any God who uses the threat of violence against humans if they don't follow his or her word is not
worthy of being followed. The threat of violence removes free choice and creates an inability to
know if a follower really loves the God or merely feigns love out of fear of the afterlife. False
religions can be immediately identified when they threaten you with eternal torture for ignoring their
message.

5. Reward-based incentives

Any God who must bribe people to follow him or her is not worthy of being followed. What kind of
God needs to rely on the selfish motivations of humans to get them as his or her followers? What
kind of God needs to use payoffs to get people to show their adoration? False religions can be
overtly outed when they try to entice you to follow their beliefs with promises of rewards and
prizes.


In summary, if your religion or faith-based system of beliefs exhibits one or more of these
characteristics, you can be sure it is man-made dogma and most certainly is a false religion.

How to tell if the religion or faith-based system you follow is false By Elroy
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PostSubject: THE FALSE AND SELFISH GOD ?   Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:12 pm


  1. Test everything. Hold on to the good. (1 Thessalonians 5:21)
  2. "Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins
    are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will
    be like wool. (Isaiah 1:18)
  3. For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs
    2:6
    )
  4. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day
    after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no
    speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the
    earth, their words to the ends of the world. (Psalms 19:1-4)
  5. ... what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.
    For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and
    divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that
    men are without excuse. (Romans 1:19-20)
  6. "Who has put wisdom in the innermost being, Or has given understanding to the mind?
    (Job 38:36)
  7. O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; For the
    righteous God tries the hearts and minds. (Psalms 7:9)
    Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my mind and my heart. (Psalms 26:2)
    "I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according
    to his ways, According to the results of his deeds. (Jeremiah 17:10)
    Yet, O LORD of hosts, Thou who dost test the righteous, Who seest the mind and the heart;
    Let me see Thy vengeance on them; For to Thee I have set forth my cause. (Jeremiah
    20:12
    )
    ...all the churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will
    give to each one of you according to your deeds. (Revelation 2:23)
  8. "This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,"
    declares the LORD. "I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I
    will be their God, and they will be my people. (Jeremiah 31:33)
  9. See the page, "Prophecies of Jesus Christ as
    Messiah"
  10. This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the
    LORD. I will put My laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their
    God, and they will be My people. (Hebrews 8:10)
    "This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will
    put My laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds." (Hebrews
    10:16
    )
  11. ...the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not
    see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (2
    Corinthians 4:4
    )
    Then the LORD said to me, "The prophets are prophesying falsehood in My name. I have
    neither sent them nor commanded them nor spoken to them; they are prophesying to you a
    false vision, divination, futility and the deception of their own minds. (Jeremiah
    14:14
    )
  12. because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself
    to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so; (Romans 8:7)
    To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is
    pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. (Titus 1:15)
  13. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. (Colossians
    3:2
    )
  14. I directed my mind to know, to investigate, and to seek wisdom and an explanation, and
    to know the evil of folly and the foolishness of madness. (Ecclesiastes 7:25)
  15. Therefore, gird your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on
    the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:13)
  16. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the
    hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, (1 Peter 3:15)
  17. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and
    peace, (Romans 8:6)
  18. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and
    your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)
  19. What is the outcome then? I shall pray with the spirit and I shall pray with the
    mind also; I shall sing with the spirit and I shall sing with the mind also. (1
    Corinthians 14:15
    )
    For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. (1 Corinthians
    14:14
    )
  20. For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs
    2:6
    )
    Wise men store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand. (Proverbs
    10:14
    )
    Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly. (Proverbs 13:16)
    The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. (Proverbs
    18:15
    )
    Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who makes haste with his
    feet errs. (Proverbs 19:2)
  21. "Take my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold. (Proverbs
    8:10
    )
  22. Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral
    excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge; and in your knowledge,
    self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance,
    godliness; and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly
    kindness, love. (2 Peter 1:5-7)
  23. And as for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and intelligence in every branch
    of literature and wisdom; Daniel even understood all kinds of visions and dreams. (Daniel
    1:17
    )
    "This was because an extraordinary spirit, knowledge and insight, interpretation of
    dreams, explanation of enigmas, and solving of difficult problems were found in this
    Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar. Let Daniel now be summoned, and he will declare
    the interpretation." (Daniel 5:12)
  24. "Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this
    people; for who can rule this great people of Thine?" God said to Solomon,
    "Since this is your heart's desire and you have not asked for wealth, riches or
    honor, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but
    for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people over whom I have made you king, therefore
    wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you wealth, riches and honor,
    such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have." (2
    Chronicles 1:10-12
    )
  25. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I
    also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I
    also will forget your children. (Hosea 4:6)
  26. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with
    knowledge. (Romans 10:2)
  27. Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in
    faith, in love and in endurance. (Titus 2:2)
    For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their
    ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own
    desires; (2 Timothy 4:3)
    You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine. (Titus 2:1)
  28. And according to Paul's custom, he went to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with
    them from the Scriptures, (Acts 17:2)
    So he was reasoning in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and
    in the market place every day with those who happened to be present. (Acts 17:17)
    And he was reasoning in the synagogue every Sabbath and trying to persuade Jews and
    Greeks. (Acts 18:4)
    And they came to Ephesus, and he left them there. Now he himself entered the synagogue and
    reasoned with the Jews. (Acts 18:19)
    But Paul said, "I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I utter words of
    sober truth. (Acts 26:25)
  29. When I was a child, I used to speak as a child, think as a child, reason as a child;
    when I became a man, I did away with childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11)
  30. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show
    integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who
    oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us. (Titus 2:7-8)
  31. AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND
    WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.' (Mark 12:30)
  32. "And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul
    and with all your might. (Deuteronomy 6:5)
  33. Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul
    and with all your mind.'" (Matthew 22:37)
  34. He said, "Yes." And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first,
    saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect
    customs or poll-tax, from their sons or from strangers?" (Matthew 17:25)
    "What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray,
    does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is
    straying? (Matthew 18:12)
    "But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, 'Son,
    go work today in the vineyard.' (Matthew 21:28)
    saying, "What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?" They said to Him,
    "The son of David." (Matthew 22:42)
    "Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My
    disposal more than twelve legions of angels? (Matthew 26:53)
    "Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into
    the robbers' hands?" (Luke 10:36)
  35. Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, (Luke 24:45)
  36. "Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins
    are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will
    be like wool. (Isaiah 1:18)
  37. God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the
    truth. For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ
    Jesus, (1 Timothy 2:4-5)




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PostSubject: Reward-based incentives?????   Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:35 pm

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Quote :
ny God who must bribe people to follow him or her is not worthy of being followed. What kind of
God needs to rely on the selfish motivations of humans to get them as his or her followers? What
kind of God needs to use payoffs to get people to show their adoration? False religions can be
overtly outed when they try to entice you to follow their beliefs with promises of rewards and
prizes.


In summary, if your religion or faith-based system of beliefs exhibits one or more of these
characteristics, you can be sure it is man-made dogma and most certainly is a false religion.

and :

Quote :

“The threat of violence removes free
choice and creates an inability to
know if a follower really loves the God or merely feigns
love out of fear of the afterlife. False
religions can be immediately identified when they threaten
you with eternal torture for ignoring their
message.”











God promises you Eternal Life … not
eternal hell … but WARNS you against Lucifer , The destroyer … the Father of
the Lie … for the next god , if you wish
, Festus , is Lucifer … … And it is Lucifer who awards you with eternal hell ...




Listen to Paul : ...









But Paul said, "I am not out of my
mind, most excellent Festus, but I utter words of
sober truth. (Acts 26:25)
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