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The church, though relevant, is part of the problem

By CARLTON A GORDON

Thursday, February 07, 2013    

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The Church is often questioned as to its relevance and/or its role in "rescuing" or saving Jamaica.

Truth is, that as organisers/distributors of "physical food" and social welfare, the Christian Church and affiliates are unequalled among religious organisations, in helping, especially the poor and needy. Like other religious organisations, they also lead in helping to organise or influence the education of a majority of the society's parents and children.

In rescuing Jamaica, however, Christianity (and most other world religions), is in some ways, more a part of the problem than the solution.

This is especially true of Christianity, because, historically, it has been so close to the truth, that it has been a major tool, used by the God of this world, to deceive the whole world - including many who are devout Agnostics, Atheists, and Jews.

Concerning the spiritual food required to really help and rescue Jamaica, (and the world), the Church is, therefore, ignorant, blind, helpless, and needing rescue, from the darkness and bondage that comes with being unwilling/unable to know/understand the truth. It is when we KNOW the truth about our Creator (Yahweh Elohim Yahshua), that we are MADE FREE, to experience true rescue and salvation.

But because spiritual things are spiritually discerned, and because church members generally support their leaders, through tithes and offerings and other carnal ordinances, they are evidently more interested in teaching/believing lies/fables -- about Santa Claus, and about Lord, God, Jehovah, Jah, and Jesus Christ (from which Christianity comes) -- than in KNOWING what is true, or at least FACTUALLY ACCURATE.

This assertion is absolutely without malice or arrogance, since I am fully aware that there, but for the grace of Yahweh, go I.

The good news is that the resurrected Yahshua is alive and His plan to rescue Jamaica (and the world,) bringing eternal salvation to all who come to know Him, is already completed and still operating, in these "ast days.

Having been there and done that, in Christianity and beyond, I am thankful to Yahweh that by His grace and mercy, and according to His purpose, I know a little about the Eternal Creator, as He is and actually exists. He controls the Mystery of Iniquity and the Mystery of Righteousness, operating in Jamaica and the world.

He is NOT relying on me, you, or any number of pastors, churches and religious organisations, to rescue those He has chosen to know Him. He relates to them individually, giving them a new heart that is no longer deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked - even in these last days, when the whole world is likened unto Sodom and Egypt.

Incidentally, there is nothing holy or infallible about the so-called Holy Bible - in any or all of its various translations, or versions, and the Creator continues to be revealed, in many irrefutable ways, throughout His creation - with or without the Bible.

The Bible contains some of the words (of God), but is NOT "The WORD". (See John: 1:1..., Isaiah 8.20)

Those who challenge the validity or veracity of the (original) so-called Hebrew Scriptures, however, are at the very least, NOT WISE, especially if they conclude that There is no GOD (Elohim), or that His name is God, Lord, Jehovah, Jah, Jesus, or Jesus Christ.

And it is NOT true, that Jesus is an authentic translation of the so-called Hebrew name, YAHSHUA.

Selah.

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