We all know that life is not a bed of roses, but the world that holds life rests on a bed of lies. And we’re all cuddling up in it.
WARNING. Not all readers will be partial to the explicit content of this article for reasons that will become evident. However, for those seeking enlightenment based on Truth, this exposition will provide life-changing information.
The Holy Condemnation
The world is one big, fat lie. It is the world that God created. And yet, God hates it. He even warns that if we – the human creatures He placed on this Earth – do not hate this world as much as He does, then we are His enemies. He further reiterates that if we do not come to repentance concerning our love for this world we will perish along with it. "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." (James 4:4)
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” (1John 2:15,16)
Ignorance is not bliss
How much more emphatic could it be? Every married couple should know that their very first bundle of joy is entering a world that is hated by God. The problem is, very few do know. And so the majority go through life oblivious of this Truth, merrily indulging in the things of this world and trying to outdo the Joneses who are doing the very same thing.
The young offspring of world-loving people soon become teenagers void of the Truth – so they start seeking some form of truth in parties, drugs and the occult. Their ignorant parents then consult with psychiatrists, psychologists and other institutions, hoping that a psycho-analytical process would provide the cure.
What these kind of parents do not realize is that the “mental” sickness of their children was caused by adherence and addiction to a world majoring in “the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life” – a world devoid of the influence of God.
Where enemies gather
God has a place for His enemies. There is a place at the centre of the Earth called Hell. This is the destination set by God for all world-loving people – parents and all children who have reached the age of accountability. This is where parents will also face the wrath of their children for being ignorant of the Truth and/or disregarding it. A hell within Hell for parents.
The breath of life
Millions of people continue to be born into this world – at the Hand of God, for He provides the necessary Breath of Life for each and every one of the new entrants. “The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.” (Zec 12:1)
“All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;” (Job 27:3)
“The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.” (Job 33:4)
The world at large chooses to ignore the Source of their existence and the Book that spells it out, preferring to believe the books of fellow God-created human beings who strive to contradict the very One Who made it possible for them to put pen to paper.
Grace keeps us alive
God does not have to put up with man. If He wanted to, He could simply just “get rid” of us. “If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath; All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.” (Job 34:14,15)
But God has such a great love for the man He created in His image that He made a plan to save him from this world.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” (John 3:16-21)
Note that God is referring to people in the world and not the world itself. And note further that man is condemned as a result of not believing in what God had done to save him. Mental assent is not enough. It is a matter of having to be born again. “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3)
Nothing is hidden
God created man and the universe by His Word, within His Word and for His Word. And that Word is Jesus Christ. In other words, we all exist by Jesus Christ, within Jesus Christ and for Jesus Christ. Not a single thought goes unnoticed by the Word, Jesus Christ. “For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.” (Acts 17:28)
We are the “offspring” of Jesus Christ in that we sprung forth from Him by His Word of Creation and that is why we hung on the Cross together with Him, enabling us to die within Him and be born again within Him. Being born again means literal death through Jesus Christ and literal rebirth through Jesus Christ. It means we start life afresh in this world, and although having retained the memory of our former life, we change all that by renewing our mind. “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2)
This rebirth takes place literally. And when it does we change citizenship. We become citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven. We are no longer of this world. We are saved from it. “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” (John 15:19
What it is not
Salvation is not about religion. We do not find Salvation through belief in any kind of religion or good works. The world’s religions offer idols, the worship of false gods and the practice of good works. God sacrificed His own Son through Whom we could be reconciled to the our Father God. Therefore, Salvation comes only through the Person of Jesus Christ. “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
And no church denomination on Earth can offer Salvation through membership or adherence to their doctrines and traditions. They can only offer it through the Good News of Jesus Christ. No man on Earth is appointed as mediator between God and man. Jesus Christ is the only Mediator between God and man. We go directly to our Father God through Jesus Christ.
The source of the lie
Millions upon millions of evil spiritual emissaries of Satan are at work in this world to keep humanity blinded to the Truth by keeping them focused on worldly pleasures, activities and desires so that they can torment them for eternity in the corridors, caves and caverns of a burning hell when they get there. In that place will be found adherents to false religions, false Christians, scoffers, blasphemers, unbelievers (in Christ) and lovers of this world. Hell for them started the day their physical bodies succumbed for whatever reason. “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” (2Cor. 4:4)
What started in the Garden of Eden ends in Hell for all who do not eat of the fruit of the Tree of Life. Jesus Christ is that Tree of Life.
Hell is as real as Heaven is real. The fork in the road to one or the other was marked by the Cross where God’s love for man was displayed through His Son, the One in Whom, by Whom and for Whom we live.
And that Cross remains in the fork of the road for all who need to make a decision, but only for the duration of their lives on Earth.