The Daily Word of Righteousness

The Witness, #5

For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults: and lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed. (II Corinthians 12:20,21)

The believers in Christ lie, steal, lust, hate, criticize, and do a number of other things alien to the Nature of the invisible God. The believers are commanded to be the image of God and they profess the name of the Lord Jesus. But by their conduct they are bearing a false witness of God's Person, Word, and will.

What is the world's impression of God after nearly two thousand years of the witness of the Christian churches? Does the world understand by the behavior of the leaders of the churches the righteousness and holiness of God?

It may be true that the peoples of the world learn more of God from conscience and nature than they do from those who bear the name of Christ. Satan has been quite successful in seducing Christians to burn other Christians at the stake, in inciting competition among Christian denominations until one scorns the other as being "of the devil."

The words of Satan can be heard in the world and in the churches. The False Prophet of the satanic trinity is the spirit of religious delusion. Most of the inhabitants of the earth are quite religious. They have been deceived into worshiping demons. Unnumbered millions of people speak words of religion throughout each day; but more often than not they are Satan's verbal testimony concerning truth, concerning who and what is the true God and eternal life.

Theology is the churches' substitute for Divine truth. Theology tends to divide and slay the work of God.

Divine Truth is Christ. Truth is not a collection of facts, it is a Person.

Divine truth is in the Spirit of God. When we possess the Spirit of truth we understand the faithful sayings of the hidden God. God cannot be comprehended by the brain of man. The brain of man is able to collect and label the facts associated with God and with the plan of redemption. But these systems and labels are at best only partly true. Spiritual truth cannot be understood by human logic and reasoning.

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth. He bears a true witness of God and God's Christ. The individual in whom Christ is abiding possesses the Truth of God, not necessarily or always in his head but necessarily and always in his heart.

The believer who is filled with the Spirit of God speaks the words that are coming from God. Also, through the Spirit he is able to understand the Scriptures. The Scriptures did not originate in the mind of men; holy men spoke as they were moved by the Spirit of truth. The Scriptures can be understood only by holy people as they are moved by the Spirit of truth.

To be continued.