Why People Are So Confused About God
by David J. Stewart
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Never in American history have people been any more confused about God and the Bible than they are today. Having been a born again believer for over 25 years, I don't have a problem recognizing the devil at work. The devil is a master counterfeiter, a fraudster. Satan is so deceitful that he even presents himself to mankind as an "angel of light" (2nd Corinthians 11:14). This is a very interesting statement..."an angel of light". An "angel" is a spirit. Satan is a spirit, and he appears as a spirit of light (or spirit of God and truth). If you understand this Biblical teaching, then it won't be very difficult to see the devil in his sheep's clothing. We see Satan's spirit at work in the children of disobedience (Ephesians 2:2).
A perfect example of what I am talking about is world famous entertainer Elton John (an icon in the homosexual community and an open homosexual himself) and his song, Dear God. It is an accurate barometer of America and Europe's apostate condition. It is an abomination to God almighty for an openly shameless Sodomite to sing a song professing his faith in God and asking God to light his way. Elton John doesn't need any more light, he already has the light...he needs to repent of his wickedness and come to Jesus Christ for forgiveness and salvation. Here are the lyrics to the song, Dear God:
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Gary Osborne
Dear God, are you there
Can you hear me, do you care
Dear God, here are we
Less than perfect, far from free
Oh we take what we get and we don't take no more
But we sometimes forget what it was you created us for
Dear God, now's the time
If you're listening, show some sign
Dear God, hear me plead
Don't desert us in our need
Dear God, lend a hand
Is this really what you planned
Dear God, in you we trust
Though we've failed you, don't fail us
Oh we take what we get but we can't take much more
Do you sometimes forget what it was you created us for, dear God
I hope and pray you'll lead us to a brighter day
Out of the darkness and light up our way, dear God
I hope and pray you'll lead us to a better way
Love is the answer so light up our way, dear God
Light up our way dear God, dear God
Love is the answer so light up our way, dear God
It is wicked! It is wicked for the enemies of God to sing as if they respect and praise God. Elton John DELIBERATELY rebels against God's Word by living proudly in homosexuality and then has the audacity to sing a song asking God to light up his way. Mr. John doesn't need any more light, he needs to get right with God and follow the light which he already has. I say this kindly, but honestly. I am tired of the devil's crowd giving the impression that they are on God's side when they certainly are NOT. The Word of God openly CONDEMNS homosexuality. I do NOT condemn Elton John or any other homosexuals, but the Bible certainly DOES condemn the SIN of homosexuality (Leviticus 18:22, "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination"). Romans 1:27-32 reads...
"And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them." -King James Bible
The reason why so many people are confused about God is because they don't read the Bible for themselves. Rather, they get their theology from bumper stickers, Oprah, and from silly lyrics like Dear God by Elton John. Mr. John sings..."Though we've failed you, don't fail us". Excuse me? "Failed?" There is a BIG difference between failing God and deliberately rejecting His Word and spitting in His face. Elton John rebels against God...deliberately! You have to try to live for God first before you can say you "failed".
Elton John sings..."Love is the answer so light up our way, dear God". I triple-dog dare you to show me anywhere in the Bible where love BY ITSELF is the answer...you CANNOT! We are supposed to obey all the commandments of God, not just the ones we choose. Elton John has a misconception about what true love is. In fact, the Word of God calls Elton John a "LIAR"...1st John 2:4, "He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him." No man can truly say he love's God while openly rebelling against Him. Elton John needs to read the rest of the Bible...
"If ye love me, keep my commandments." -John 14:15
"And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments." -1st John 2:3
"For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments..." -1st John 5:3
You see friend, Elton John is an imposter, a wolf in sheep's clothing...just like so many people in the entertainment industry today. They sing about God and love while living wicked lifestyles of adultery, fornication, immorality and homosexuality. They are very far away from God, yet deceitfully sing about God. No wonder so many people are confused about God nowadays. Perhaps you do not comprehend the negative implications of the above song by Elton John. Well I certainly do. I receive e-mails with godless heathens all the time who accuse me of not being "loving" like Jesus. The truth is that the average person has NO IDEA of what Jesus is really like because they only see the parts of the Bible which appeal to them. Most people see a lopsided Jesus, but not the Lord Jesus Christ of the Bible. Yes, Jesus was a loving man, but He was also a man of principle and conviction. Why do you think Jesus went into the temple to clean house? (John 2:15). For the same reason why so many people are angry at the religious world today...for using the things of God to make money. God hates the greedy lying TV evangelism more than you or I ever could.
Religion will confuse you. Singers like Elton John will confuse you. New Agers like Oprah Winfrey will confuse you. Oprah says if your little girl wants to grow up to have a sex-change, let her! The world has gone insane! Listen folks, you had better get you a 1611 King James Bible (NOT the New King James either) and read it, study it, memorize it, and love it. The Bible is the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5, " Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus"). If you truly want to get to know the Saviour, then you MUST get to know the Word of God, because Jesus is the Word of God (John 1:1,14; Revelation 19:13).
Most people are NOT saved (i.e., They've never been born again). Ironically, many of the unsaved people in this world can quote a Scripture or two and know some of the teachings from the Word of God, but have little comprehension of the truth of God's Word. I often get witches, homosexuals and members of false religions e-mailing me here at Jesus-is-Savior to criticize me...get this...USING THE BIBLE! They often accuse me of failing to be full of love like Jesus. Oh really? Did you ever read that passage in the New Testament where Jesus made a whip, went into the temple, threw the tables over, and then drove the merchants out in a fit of rage using his whip? (John 2:15, "And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables"). If Jesus did that in America today, he would be labeled as a "Terrorist".
As I mentioned earlier, the devil (old smut face himself) often appears deceitfully to his VICTIMS as a good being, a peasant being, a noble being of good intentions, a friendly being...but a demonic spirit nonetheless straight from the pits of the abyss of hell.
WARNING: SATAN APPEARS AS A GOOD SPIRIT! (2nd Corinthians 11:14)
If you understand this Biblical teaching, then it won't be very difficult to recognize that Wicca witchcraft is of the devil. Wiccans (witches) deny the existence of Satan. Rather, Wiccans teach that Lucifer is the god of light...an angel of light. Of course, Satan is NOT an angel of light, he only APPEARS as an angel of light. The distinction is very important to see. Satan's APPEARANCE is not what it appears to be...it is delicious looking chicken filled with maggots...it is sweet smelling wine mixed with arsenic...it is neon lights advertising the morgue. Despite the Bible's warning that Satan deceitfully appears as a good guy (an angel of light), Wiccans criticize Bible believers by claiming that Christians are the ones who demonized Lucifer as "Satan". Wiccans teach that "Satan" is only the paranoid creation of Christians.
Regardless, the Word of God teaches that Lucifer (Satan) is always good-for-nothing and up-to-something. There is no compromise on this issue, Wicca and the Word of God CANNOT coexist.
Sadly, many people today (especially young people) have been caught up into Satan's religion of Wicca. Evil works such as Harry Potter, Witches, Sabrina, and Bewitched have caused much of this. It's confusing to people when they hear Wiccans speaking of their Satanic witchcraft as "good". It's confusing when people hear Wiccans say that Satan does not exist, only the good spirit of Lucifer; while Christians are teaching that Satan is the devil, evil through and through. Yes, my friend, confusion is everywhere nowadays...just as the devil ordered. Satan couldn't be happier these days. With ordained lesbians being called to pastor churches and witches being ordained into the ministry, surely the Lord's return cannot be far.
Can you image a nation which has slipped so far into sin that witches are legally ordained to perform the functions of a gospel minister? It's an abomination unto God Almighty! Folks, witchcraft is a horrible sin. Wicca is evil witchcraft, total blasphemy against the Lord Jesus Christ Who died upon the cross to redeem us from the curse of the Law. When Wiccans speak of light, the are speaking of Lucifer, the devil. When they speak of love, they are speaking of reckless emotions devoid of God or morality (if it feels good and doesn't hurt anyone, do it!). This is evil because the Bible has laid out the Laws of God for mankind to OBEY. Wiccans worships the creature, not the Creator. Wiccans worship nature, not the Lord Jesus Christ.
So many people are confused about God these days because very few people recognize the Bible as God's inspired Word. Honestly, most people are too lazy and apathetic about spiritual matters to take the time to find out what's really going on. So many people's brains are saturated with bumper-sticker-theology these days. You know...all those cute little saying like "The next time you think you're perfect, try walking on water." Sadly, 99% of people don't study their Bible and over time pick up on all these shallow sayings, which are no substitute for a proper diet of Biblical truth. Americans are deficient of spiritual nutrition to the same inversely proportional degree that they are obese on junk food. The average American stuffs their face with junk food while simultaneously starving their soul of the critically needed Word of God. If you don't believe that the Bible is God's Word, then you are well nigh hopeless.
Many people, like Elton John, have only a superficial facade of faith in God. In reality, they do not know God at all. They have a form of godliness, but deny the power thereof and God advises us to turn away from them (2nd Timothy 3:5, "Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away"). On one hand George W. Bush claims to be a Christian, while simultaneously maintaining membership in known occult organizations. Something is critically wrong with the man's testimony. Everything from 911 to the Iraqi invasion has the handwriting of Satan all over it, and the Bush Administration holding the pen. Very few people realize that religious leaders such as Oral Roberts (Pentecostal Charismatics), Joseph Smith (Mormons), and Charles Russell (Jehovah Witnesses) were all 33rd degree Freemasons (the oldest occult organization in America). It should have been obvious then and now that these men were servants of Satan, not God. Jesse Jackson, Norman Vincent Peale, Billy Graham, Robert Schuller...all 33rd degree Freemasons.
The reason why people are so confused about God is because they are listening to everyone accept the Word of God!
I thank God for saving me and for opening my eyes to the truth. You learn all the devil's tricks when you've been a Christian for many years. I say this humbly for your sake. Please don't be conned by the devil's lies of deceit. Lucifer is a master con-artist. People are confused nowadays because of all the lies, misinformation, and deceptions which Satan has diligently fabricated to blind the masses. The Word of God promises that God's Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth (John 16:13). We seek the Holy Spirit's guidance through the Truth of God's Word, the Bible (John 17:17). If you want religion, then you won't find the truth. You had better get you a King James Bible and let it be your guide, your FINAL AUTHORITY. If you have doubts about the King James, please read my article, Is There a God?
Of course, nothing else matters if you're not saved. You can't even begin to understand God or His Word until you become a born again believer. You don't need to be confused anymore. Salvation is a free gift from God, paid for by Jesus Christ. If you have never received Christ as your personal Saviour, then I plead with you to do so now...
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