L1 Evidence of Truth to Spiritual Light

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1. The Invitation

Where do we find truth and what is the source of truth?

We live in a post modern secular world that questions the reality of God as we are brain washed in school on the Darwinian Theory of evolution with no undeniable evidence. Therefore, we are living in a very pluralistic age, in a relativistic world (that truth is relative and there is no definite truth) where there does not seem to be any right and wrong. This is arising from the many paths of religions, ideologies and worldviews on our planet today. They are all claiming to have an end destination, the purposeful life, or the ultimate state of being. But according to the Bible there is only one path that leads to eternal life through Jesus Christ. We did not choose to be born; we did not choose our parents. God gives us life. It is God’s will that we exist, not simply for a while that end in death, but to gain eternal life. We can have this hope by faith in Jesus to give us this spiritual light.

The truth is found in Jesus Christ and a search for the truth is to get to know Jesus more as to who He is and also to study the prophecies of the Bible that reveal what times we are living in so that we can prepare ourselves for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ to receive eternal life.

The evidence of truth is to convince and convict any hearer and seeker of the reality that the subject is the absolute truth. This is the beginning in the growth of your knowledge and discernment of truth as you are enabled to see through the spiritual light of Jesus (Ps 36:9.) The structure of the presentation is in the same order from evidence of truth to spiritual light.

1. The Invitation

Where do we find truth and what is the source of truth?

We live in a post modern secular world that questions the reality of God as we are brain washed in school on the Darwinian Theory of evolution with no undeniable evidence. Therefore, we are living in a very pluralistic age, in a relativistic world (that truth is relative and there is no definite truth) where there does not seem to be any right and wrong. This is arising from the many paths of religions, ideologies and worldviews on our planet today. They are all claiming to have an end destination, the purposeful life, or the ultimate state of being. But according to the Bible there is only one path that leads to eternal life through Jesus Christ. We did not choose to be born; we did not choose our parents. God gives us life. It is God’s will that we exist, not simply for a while that end in death, but to gain eternal life. We can have this hope by faith in Jesus to give us this spiritual light.

The truth is found in Jesus Christ and a search for the truth is to get to know Jesus more as to who He is and also to study the prophecies of the Bible that reveal what times we are living in so that we can prepare ourselves for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ to receive eternal life.

The evidence of truth is to convince and convict any hearer and seeker of the reality that the subject is the absolute truth. This is the beginning in the growth of your knowledge and discernment of truth as you are enabled to see through the spiritual light of Jesus (Ps 36:9.) The structure of the presentation is in the same order from evidence of truth to spiritual light.

 

1.01 Revelation of Truth from God

This is the distillation of the essence of the “Beyond Tomorrow” 20 part series by Daniel Pel based mainly on the last and the first part of the series. The last part is “A Search for the Truth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdq-MD89-i0&list=PL13eE2x3qhPlqFBeo4p-xq8fxTahM-Emq&index=20 (46:40) Aug 20, 2013 Amazing Discoveries. The key parts and additional videos by Daniel are provided as links for your personal follow up.

It is crucial to have undeniable evidence of the truth that reveals the person Jesus Christ from the various stories throughout Scriptures as the source of truth. The fundamental truth is that each human being is given a life that is unasked for as a gift from God, the source of our life. God Himself has to tell us the truth which has been distorted by Satan, the highest ranking created angel who through self exultation wanted to be equal to God and brought about the great controversy (covered in D2 / part 3-Chaotic Word) The ruler of this world is Satan who usurped Adam’s dominion (given by God) because of Adam’s unbelief in God’s word. Humanity after the fall of Adam and Eve is under the power of a tyrant who opposes and distorts truth in the word of God. Therefore, humanity is on a quest to find the truth as it is recorded in Scriptures.

Many of us do not know or miss the truth because we ignore God’s revelation through the stories in the Bible. These stories will motivate you to know God and learn more about Him and to continue to search for the present truth and be sealed with the truth by the Holy Spirit who is our comforter and the spirit of truth.

Some of these stories and the lessons bearing present truth for us are summarised below. The spirit filled details so eloquently presented by Daniel Pel must be watched.

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Staying on the True Path

2.3.4 Staying on the True Path

Knowing the way of our journey to the eternal city gives us the confidence to share and enthuse our neighbours to join us on this right path. As pointed out, earlier there are now many Christian denominations each striking out in their own directions. There is only one Bible that provides the true and precious guidebook to the one true God. So every sincere seeker must be equipped with the beginners guide for detecting the counterfeits by knowing the true treasure in the shepherd who gave His lives to rescue us from eternal death.

2.3.4.1 Quick-Start-Guide on Satan’s Main Counterfeits

This is reserved as the last section as it is more expedient and more impressionable. The counterfeits will be identified briefly but adequately to be recognized. It will be given in mind-map format. They are grouped under five types/situations by stating the genuine precepts of truth underlying the counterfeits.

 Satan is a vanquished foe on the cross. He is desperately devising counterfeits of God’s way to delay and if possible to sway God into giving up on mankind, like the antediluvians in the great flood, and starting again with Noah and his family. But Satan has covered that fact successful with lies: that he is non-existent and only fictional character that we brush aside the reality of the great controversy as a conspiracy theory.

Satan’s Five Main Counterfeits:

1. Doctrine of natural Immortality- Satan first lie to Eve in Eden, Thou shalt not surely die. Gen 3:4,5. Many people now believed this lie. Only God the Creator and source of life is immortal. Knowing good and evil enabled Satan to mix his other lies with a bit of truth, as in all subsequent counterfeits.

State of the Dead is the Bible truth that death is a sleep in the first physical death for all- faithful awakes to immortality at Jesus call in second coming- disobedient rebels sleeps on for another millennium- awakened at the third coming- to hear their sins and condemn to lake of fire –second death-no hope of eternal life.(No case for rapture counterfeit #4) No dead goes to heaven or hell or another state as spirit of the dead-Satan’s pagan practice of spiritualism- evil angel’s impersonation of dead speaking to living loved ones with messages at séance sessions. .

2. Questionable Character of God- God a revengeful tyrant; arbitrarily send people to hell, to feel his wrath in eternal flames. But God is love -1 Jn 4:8; Jn 3:16.This counterfeit is against God’s character of benevolence and love, to plunge beings whom He had created into eternal torments. Many people readily regard the Bible as an uninspired book.

Furthermore leads to church apostasy with Speculation on the Deities of the Godhead- Jesus of Nazareth dual characters of “Son of God” and “Son of man” was not accepted by the Jewish leaders. The other doubts later on even infiltrated into SDA church – questioning the fundamental belief in the Trinity (added in 1980) with the Holy Spirit as the third person of the Godhead (as discussed earlier)

3. Speaking in Tongues- Evangelicals’ and Charismatic’s Christians’ belief speaking in tongues is genuine manifestation of Holy Spirit abiding in the true Christian. Counterfeit in misinterpretation of the event at Pentecost where “the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them (Galelians) speak in his own language” Act 2:6,8. It is partial fulfillment of Joel’s prophecy (Joel 2:28,29 )- not babbling in unknown tongues, without interpretation.

4. Pre-tribulation Rapture- Lie that all saved in Christ by grace are raptured to heaven before the seven last plagues. Most Protestants are taught in church and influenced by the best selling novel Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and popularised in Hollywood’s movies. This is non biblical- not in harmony with the state of the dead truth in #1. 5. Changing God’s Law-Fulfillment of Daniel’s prophecy Dan 7:25. The first public measure enforcing Sunday observance was the law enacted by Constantine. (A.D. 321) that all people must rest on "the venerable day of the sun,"( pagan practice incorporated into Roman Catholic Church) Sunday sacredness was papist mark of authority as she was above the law. The papal council (1545 to 1563) declared changing the seventh day consecrated by God to Sunday, the Lord's Day. Subsequently most Protestants accepted the Sunday rest rather than obeying the biblical Sabbath rest. Many popular teachers declare that the law of God is no longer binding. Thus they cast away the law and the Sabbath together. As the work of Sabbath reform extends, this rejection of the divine law to avoid the claims of the fourth commandment will become well-nigh universal.

The Christian world has cast aside the seventh-day Sabbath, and has exalted the false sabbath. But God has a people who will be loyal to Him. His work is to be carried forward. Churches are to be established as memorials of the people who bear His sign.

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