Monday, October 19, 2020

"Seeker Friendly" Protestants and Perverting Truth

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! I hope you will find out that we have not failed the test. But we pray to God that you may not do wrong—not that we may appear to have met the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed. For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.

2 Corinthians 11:5-8, ESV

I wonder if Protestants, by their inherent rebellious nature, are predisposed to being liars. Or, if liars tend to be attracted toward Protestantism because they can get away with being liars much easier.

I'm guessing that is the case because of the lack of Church discipline. Liars can simply create their own church and continue their lying without anyone calling them out on it or knowing about their past. I'm guessing that in more hierarchical churches, like Catholicism, they would be at higher risk of getting kicked out.

If this is the case, then as I look back through the high concentration of lying "Pastors" I've experienced in my Protestant life, that I shouldn't necessarily be surprised. I shouldn't be surprised there is such a high concentration of intellectual dishonesty.

Also, if they are liars, then they clearly do not care about Scripture. I think the majority of Protestant Christians I have dealt with have been liars. But, this may be redundant, as most of the Protestants I have interacted with in my life have been intellectually ignorant.

With my latest confrontation with lying Christians that justify their actions because of my "emotional abuse," I have found myself comforted greatly by reading Scripture. I think that's what attracted me to Scripture at a young age. It is very clearly pro-Truth at any cost. Even unto death. 

While those who hate the Truth, want to silence Truth speakers by attempting to claim that the truth you're speaking is "unloving" or other fake morals created in their Church of Nice.

The liars want to separate Truth from Love. They will claim that if you cannot speak Truth in love, then you shouldn't speak at all. This is a complete distortion of the Bible. This is a lie.

Just off the top of my head, Jesus wasn't very "loving" when he called out the Pharisees. Job was not very "loving" when he called out Nineveh. He was quite pissed when they actually repented! Apostle Paul definitely wasn't very "loving" when he told the circumcision party to cut off their dicks.

In fact, I can't seem to find any verse in the Bible that commands that you you should "hide the light" or not speak the Truth because it may be "offensive" or is not "loving." Considering the level of indignation and anger Churchians react when you speak Truth, you would think they would have stronger Biblical justification than 1 Corinthians 13:

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Truth, to Churchians, is seen as being unkind, arrogant and rude. How convenient.

I recall a Pastor who used basically made this a motto of his church:

People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

Scripture is very clear you do not change or pervert Truth to make it more "seeker friendly":

And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it and stay there until you depart. As you enter the house, greet it. And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town. 

 

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