World’s Fastest Growing Religion?

It’s often that we hear someone proudly exclaim that they belong to the worlds fastest growing church/religion. Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Roman Catholics and Islamists tell us that everyday somewhere in the world someone is converted. Yet, the Scriptures tells us that God has never had a majority. In fact, Throughout all of biblical history God has only had a small faithful remnant. In the Old Testament, the prophet Elijah, running for his life from the wicked queen Jezebel, cried out to God saying no one was left who still believed in God. God said, not true, I have 7,000 who refused to bow the knee to baal. After the deaths of Jesus’ apostles Christianity was forced underground because it was declared illegal. Yet, God had a faithful pocket of true Christian believers everywhere. During the Tribulation after the anti christ desolates the Temple, there will be Jews fleeing for the mountains and caves to hide.The Book of Revelation tells us that only 1/3 of the nation of Israel will be spared. That’s quite a small remnant.

Since all these religious groups who claim to have millions of members across the globe and are ever growing all believe different things they can’t all be right. So how to do know which ones are false religions? There’s really only one criteria:  What do they believe about Jesus Christ?

Several years ago the former president/prophet of the Mormon church, Gordon Hinckley went on a talk show and made a statement that Mormons do not believe in the historical, biblical Christ. Since Mormons don’t believe in the Christ of the Holy Scriptures, they better flee for the hills because they are following a false christ. Mormons also believe that Jesus Christ is their brother and the brother of satan. That, like Heavenly Father, Jesus was once a man, human like us and through total obedience he somehow progressed to godhood. Yet, Christ himself said he is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. In other words, he eternally existed with God the Father. The Bible also teaches that Christ created all things. Since we humans are his creation how then can he be our brother? (Colossians 1:16)

Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t know what to do with Jesus either. From its inception they taught that Jesus was originally Michael the archangel who came to earth as the man Jesus, then went back t heaven as Michael again. In recent years they have changed their minds. They vaguely say that Jesus Christ elevated to a god, different from God the Father and inferior. Wow, that is totally unscriptural!

Muslims believe that Jesus was nothing more than a prophet like Muhammad. A good man but certainly not the Son of God. Anyone who believes that he is God’s Son is committing blasphemy according to Islam.

Roman Catholicism has downplayed the redeeming, sacrificial role of Jesus Christ on the cross. With their elaborate organization, hierarchy and oral traditions, Christ is all but buried. Instead they have elevated the role of Mary making her co-mediator with Jesus. Their priests claim to have the power to absolve sins. The pope is looked upon as God on earth. Whatever he says is considered Truth.Why do they even need a Savior then? Seems like they’re doing it all themselves. The same with Muslims, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons.

Fastest growing religion is NOT a criteria that the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is being taught. In Matthew 7:13, 14 it reads: “Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide  and the road broad that leads to destruction and many there be which go there at. Because strait is the gate and narrow is the way, which leads unto life and few there be that find it.”

Only a small remnant will find eternal life with God.

Dumb Conversation # 2

“You know what’s really stupid?” my friend asked.
 
I couldn’t think of a response.
 
“It’s bloggers who use the freaking F word all the time. Its like they have a limited vocabulary and only know expletives.”
 
“I think it’s really an anger problem.”

“So, that justifies it?”

“Well, no.”

“I won’t read blogs that are full of curse words and sarcasms. It’s not even good writing, but a sign of immaturity.”

“Well, sarcasm is anger turned inward. Instead of punching people in the face, they cuss a lot.”

“You’re making excuses for them.” Continue reading

Another Dumb Conversation

My alter ego has been dying to have another conversation with me. He’ll jump up and down and wave his arms in frantic circular motions like a lunatic. Usually I refuse to let him talk unless its absolutely a matter of life and death. Even then, I’m still hesitant.

 

“What the hell do you want?” I barked.  “I’m already late to the dentist!” I had broken a tooth off of my upper denture on a piece of Wasabi pea. I whistled every time I spoke.

 

“Thanks for letting me out of my cage,” my alter ego said, sarcastically.

 

“No problem.”

 

“Look here,” he sputtered.  A thin wad of saliva shot across the room. Yick!  “Why do you keep posting at 5 O’clock in the morning?”

 

“What’s wrong with that?” Continue reading

My Alter Ego

The other day I had a conversation with my alter ego. Actually, he was the one who started it by telling me he had read my blog and saw that it was doing poorly. Only 6 followers and very few comments. I told him I swear that the bar on the left top side of the page was broken. It’s stuck on the # 2 where it says site views per hour for the last 48 hours. He scoffed and poo pooed me like I was a habitual liar.

” Look,” he continued, “your posts are boring.”

I felt my head snap back a little and something inside closed up. “No, they’re not,” I whined defensively. “You’re just jealous because you can’t write anything worth squat.”

My alter ego laughed so hard, I thought he would break something, like a bad tooth.” Lemme give you some advice,” he said with an air of superiority. “You need to jazz up your posts. You know, give them some shock value. Plaster it with sex, blood and gore. Fill it with expletives like, F x%*, o!!%, 2%axx.” Continue reading