Are we Deists, insisting that truth should be subject to the authority of human reason, rather than the divine inspiration and revelation of God’s Word?
Deists and New Age, deny that The Bible was the final revealed Word of God and reject scripture as a source of religious doctrine.
During this time of the year, it is notorious for painful memories to resurface. No matter how hard we try to relive a happier time with family or friends, no matter what effort we try, we don’t have that power to bring anyone together.
It is a sad fact, that those whom we thought would always love us — especially in families — are only putting on airs to pretend and tolerate us in hypocrisy for whatever selfishly motivated purpose.
Anyone who has a minute amount of sensitivity, can see and understand that there is no real love, but only tolerance in disregarding our existence!
Who are we to reject another servant in God’s Kingdom?
I thank God, that He saved a place for me at His Table, and he made me worthy to sit with Him in Heavenly Places, by Christ Jesus.
He is my Friend; He is my Family and my Portion. Even when my own family rejects me, He is my family and my friend that is closer than a brother.
How rude it is to disregard and disrespect another servant made in The Image of God. There is no real Godly Love anymore; it is all pretense, hypocrisy that can be seen, heard, and felt.
For many, there are those who try to focus on those times that were happier times and memories from a time gone by.
No matter how people change we cannot make anyone love us or make them want to participate in family and friendly gatherings.
What usually ends up happening is that we go through the motions to try to relive what were happier days only to find that there is no real substance, truth, or desire to go back and recapture what we once had.
It takes an investment of time in relationships on all sides to make them work.
Sure, you can view photos and even see each other and take a trip down memory lane, but you will find that the address has changed. Nothing stays the same and it is our minds that preserve the rooms of memories of the times that have gone by.
Having a true family who Loves each other, is wonderful, but nowadays it is rare that families gather as they once did in a loving manner.
It seems everyone is caught up in their own self-absorbed interests and seemingly no one wants to put in the effort it takes to build and have a good relationship.
Nobody wants to invest themselves into each other’s lives anymore. Time is increasing at a quicker pace, and just as technology is making many things obsolete, so too we have forgotten where we were hewn, we have forgotten where our roots were firmly planted in the ground.
Relationships are foundational and having relationships will never be obsolete, but sad to say many live and die by what technology dictates. It was God Who wanted us and sought us out in the garden to have a relationship with Him.
Ever since the fall, Satan tries to destroy every relationship a person has with God. Satan knows how powerful a person can be when they know who they are in Christ and in having that type of relationship with God!
Satan is doing everything he can possibly do to keep man separated from engaging in that relationship with God.
To have a sound and grounded tree that will last when the winds blow fierce must be supported by a strong root system. We are Spiritually minded, but earthly too and having virtual relationships is no substitute for a true relationship with God and our fellow man.
There is a real danger of living life in a virtual reality that is simulated and not even realize it. New Age has taken over and is gaining popularity even among very well-known mega spiritual leaders and Christian groups.
There is no accountability, no final authority, and there is absolutely nothing to measure it against, because it is cyberspace where it is practiced and the prince of the power of the air controls that realm.
New Age looks like the real deal, but if you begin to seek and dig deeper and ask questions you will find it is all fluff with no substance.
Only the Holy Scriptures are considered infallible. Faith is the only thing that has substance to weigh against. For now, FAITH IS the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.
This new age that is popular says we live in God BUT God has not called us to take leave of our own senses!
We cannot accept anything and everything that is out there! God’s Word is the final authority on every matter, and I don’t care how spiritual and how real the feelings may seem. If it isn’t in the Word of God, we must reject it.
The Church has one tried, tested, and has stood the test throughout time that we are to measure everything against. The HOLY BIBLE. If we don’t base ourselves against the whole counsel of God’s Word, we will be deceived.
Ask someone who practices these popular teachings and see who can find the backing of scripture about it. God’s Word is the HOLY BIBLE.
New Age is very appealing, twisting its way in a very spiritual, seemingly gifted, and prophetic way in its scope!
New Age has its basis in the Bible, but it is twisted. If you haven’t got a good working knowledge of God’s Word, you can be deceived.
We are all accountable to search out the scriptures. If we have no standard of belief in God’s Word only, we will believe anything!
New Age will use twisting scriptures to make their position to line up with their experiences and manifestations.
They don’t line up with what the Bible teaches. Many have been captivated and bewitched because it appears that there is a simulated reality but there is no substance and is easily manipulated.
“Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen,” Hebrews 11:1.
We base everything on God’s Word, not on something that is obsolete.
We never get to a place where relationships are obsolete and everything is turned over to virtual reality having no substance and reaction.
If your experiences are questionable and you cannot find the evidence in the Bible, repent, and turn away from that false doctrine and ministry.
I AM afraid that many people have given up their godly heritage and roots and their very own birth right by investing themselves into what has no lasting substance. Cyber life and cyber space carry no lasting substance and value.
Getting to know people takes risks, time, and sacrifice for any worthwhile relationship. The church is composed of relationships beginning first and foremost with having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” Matthew 24:12 KJV.
In this modern information age, with all sorts of gadgets and devices, information is constantly evolving and increasing.
The information highway is unlike any other time in history, and like a runaway train barreling down a mountain, there is an inevitable crash coming; it is just a matter of time before it jumps the tracks.
People are wanting the instant fix, a place where they seek fluff and cotton candy and have no drive or substance.
“At that time shall Micael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Daniel 12:1-4 KJV.
Making memories takes time and effort because nowadays people don’t want to gather the way they used to. Neighbors don’t want to know you, and even our very own families stay away from gatherings.
It is so disheartening, because it appears that everyone is so caught up in their own distractions. We cannot relive the time that has gone by.
I know many of you have tried to fit in with your family hoping to gather to share what memories of time gone by.
Being disrespectful and ignoring a person’s existence in a family, is not God’s way. It is selfish, rude, and dis-heartening.
But if we find these things in our situation, we must finally realize and get it through our head that the words of our LORD and king spoke clearly that our “true family and friends” are those who hear the Word and do it!
“Then His mother and brothers came to Him and could not approach Him because of the crowd. And it had been told Him by some, who said, “Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see You.” But He answered and said to them, “My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.” Luke 8:19-21 NKJV.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey