The Way Of Love 5

8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light
9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)
10 and find out what pleases the Lord.
Ephesians 5:8-10 (NIV)

The above verses further confirm the context I set in this series I wrote on Ephesians 5. In the earlier installments, I have shown you verses that are frequently abused by theology infested religious preachers to blackmail their church members. They tell their church members that if they do not obey God, God will be angry with them. There is no limit on the type of perverted things God can do to them when he is angry.

What is obeying God? It means doing everything the preachers tell you to do. Your role as an obedient Christian is to behave like the mindless drone who will obey everything the preacher say. If the preacher tells you to go witnessing to get more victims to become church members, you must do it. If he asks for money, you must give him money. This is how religious preachers survive.

I have shown you the true meanings of those verses. Those verses are not instructions, nor threats to us but confirmations on our special positions in Christ. The above passage reinforces the confirmations I wrote in the earlier articles.

Let us look at Verse 8:

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light”

1. It started by stating the past : “For you were once darkness”

2. Follows by stating the present: “but now you are light in the Lord”

3. The result of the present status: “Live as children of light”

Can you see the flow? We live as children of light not because we are afraid of God sending us to hell or doing perverted things to us if we don’t. We live as children of light because we are light in the Lord. The phase “light in the Lord” is a state. “Live as children of light” is an act.

To put it in another words, we have to believe that we are completely holy in order to live holy lives. You cannot live holy life if you see yourself as a sinner. This is another hypocrisy of religious churches. They label their members as sinners and demand them to live holy lives. This is like demanding a cat to bark. No wonder they fail.

Ask yourself right now on your status. Are you a sinner or a saint? If you are a sinner, you should sin. Sinning is your nature. It is unjust to force a sinner into not sinning. However, if you are a saint, holiness is natural to you. Sinning is unnatural to you as barking is unnatural to a cat. If you happen to sin, dust it off and move on. Your status as saint is not affected.

Here is an analogy. Pigs love mud. They like to wallow themselves into mud to keep cool. Sheep don’t do that. They stay away from mud. If a sheep happens to fall into a mud-pool, it will struggle to get out. It will be filled with mud. When the shepherd sees it, he must do his job to clean up the sheep.

Throughout the scenario, its species does not change. It remained a sheep regardless of its cleanliness. A sheep will not turn into a pig when it touches mud.

Likewise for the saints. No amount of sins can change your status. If you find yourself covered in sin, just let the Shepherd do his job to clean you up. Sit back and enjoy life.

Verse 9 and 10 tells us the natural result of our present status.

9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)
10 and find out what pleases the Lord.
Ephesians 5:9-10 (NIV)

Our fruits are all goodness, righteousness and truth. As believers, we don’t have to try to obtain all goodness, righteousness and truth because these things are our fruits. They are our natural characteristics. We already have them.

Verse 10 tells us to find out what pleases the Lord. The question here is how to find out? Who should we ask? For those who have been reading this blog long enough, I hope you have enough common sense not to ask any theologians. Theologians are nothing more than messengers from the demons in hell.

Who to ask? The answer is yourself. The moment we believed in Jesus, we are sealed with the Holy Spirit. From that moment onwards, the Father and you are one. If you want to know what pleases God, all you have to do is to find out what pleases you. As long as you are happy, God is happy. This is how a Christian life should be. Do not let anyone rob you of this joy.

This is how we please the Lord.

The Way Of Love 4

6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.
7 Therefore do not be partners with them.
Ephesians 5:6-7 (NIV)

This is another installment in the series of Ephesians 5. Verse 6 looks the same as Verse 5, which I am sure is among the most abused verses in the Bible. When you read this verse alone without the whole context in mind, you will feel very threatened. Religious preachers will love to use this verse to threaten their church members.

Read it again. Isn’t it scary? The religious preacher will undoubtedly like to stress on the phrase, “God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient” to get their drones to be obedient to God. In case, anyone wonders on the meaning of “obedient to God”, the answer is simple. In a religious church, obedient to God means obeying everything the preacher tells you to do. If the preacher tells you to go for missions, you must go for missions. If the preacher wants your money, you must give him your money If not, God’s wrath is on you.

I have mentioned the need to read the verse in its proper context. So, what is the context here we should use to neutralize what seems like a threat in Verse 6?

There are 2 ways to deal with this.

The first is to go back to the original contract as I have explained in the previous article. You chose to become a Christian because you want the benefits of having a secured place in heaven. Jesus has died for all your sins. He took all the punishments that you deserve and gave you all the blessings that you don’t deserve.

Therefore, Jesus must also have taken the penalty of God’s wrath with him at the Cross. If you happen to be worried of being at the receiving end of God’s wrath, remember Jesus. Pass that wrath to him and you will be fine.

The second way is look into the context set in Ephesians 5:1-7. The entire passage speaks of our position in God. We are holy people of God who are his dearly beloved children. We are not idolaters who are immoral, impure or greedy. These characteristics are not suitable for us in our present status.

However, there are still many people in the world who practise those characteristics. God’s wrath is meant for them, not us. The first part of Verse 6 that says, “Let no one deceive you with empty words” refers to idolaters who tried to get us to follow their ways. The advice here is, don’t follow them.

Therefore, Verse 6 is not blackmail to us.

Verse 7 gives us further confirmation to this context. We should not be partners to people who are immoral, impure or greedy. Please note that is does not say, we should not be friends with them. What is the difference? We can be friends without doing the same thing. However, if we are partners in a certain venture, this means we are both a part of it. So, do not be a partner of those who are immoral, impure or greedy.

This is what the above verses mean.

The Way Of Love 3

5 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Ephesians 5:3 (NIV)

This is another frequently abused verse in the Bible. Those of you have read my book “10 LIES OF RELIGIOUS CHRISTIANITY” will be familiar with the concept of Multiple Layers Gospel practiced by all religious churches. In short, “Multiple Layers Gospel” refers to different “gospel” message to different kind of people. One layer for non-Christians to lure them to become one and after they are in, they will be shown another layer which condemns them into a life of religious bondage.

The above verse is among those used in this transition. If you are not a Christian, you will be told that you are saved the moment you believe in Jesus. Your place in heaven is secured.

However, after you became a Christian, this promise is no longer valid. The theologically infested preachers will tell you that you will still risk going to hell if you violate certain rules and they will use the above verse to justify their claim.

The question here is, are they right? Can a believer be denied entry to heaven if they violate certain rules as claimed by the worshippers of theology? Do theologians really understand the true meaning of the above verse?

Let us assume that they are right in their interpretation of the above verse. Believers can go hell if they are immoral, impure or greedy.

If that is the case, there are 2 questions that will arise.

The first question is, why is this condition not revealed in the evangelistic message? When the gospel was first preached to the non Christians, they were only told that they were saved the moment they believe. There were no other rules attached as conditions to their salvation.

It is only after they become Christians that all these conditions begin to appear. Why do religious churches resort to such act of hiding facts? The only logical conclusion we can come up with is, the whole thing is a scam. All the missionaries, evangelists and those who participated in “sharing the gospel” are con-artists. Religious Christianity is the largest scam in the world.

The second question is, what do immoral, impure and greedy mean? Ask this question to 100 religious churches and you will get 100 different answers. What is moral in one church is immoral in another. So, you can be qualified for heaven in one church but in another church you are condemned to hell.

All religious churches agree that it is wrong to be immoral, impure and greedy but they can never agree on their true meaning. Why is that so? Their main interest is to preserve their pet doctrines and traditions. They don’t care about the welfare of their people. Given a choice, they would rather sacrifice their people for the sake of their doctrines and traditions.

So, do you want to follow the theologians? Go ahead and ruin your life.

The above shows that the theologians cannot be right. The corruption of the religious churches shows that theology is nothing more than lies from the pit of hell.

At this point, many may ask the true meaning of the above verse. Let me give you the answer now.

Here is the master key. Whenever you are in doubt on the meanings of a certain Bible passage, always go back to the basics. Ask yourself on why did you become a Christian in the first place. Did you agree to become a Christian because you want to become a mindless drone who obeys everything the preacher says and give him money each time he asks? Of course, not. Am I right to say that you agreed to become a Christian for the benefits offered? You were promised a secured place heaven the moment you believe. Believing is only above saying a few words as directed.

This should form the basis on your contract with God. If anyone is to tell you that as a Christian you have to follow certain rules to qualify for heaven, you are free to reject this scum. Why? It is a violation of the initial contract.

Based on the same principle, Ephesians 5:3 never says you will go to hell if you are an idolater who is immoral, impure or greedy. Heaven is still your home. The worst thing that can happen if you are a believer who is immoral, impure or greedy is, you will not have any inheritance in heaven when you get there.

It is only when you are fully convinced of this truth that you are set free. It is only when you are truly free, will you be able to live a truly holy life. True holiness is from inside out. We are first holy from the inside. Then, our outward behavior will exhibit this nature. We behave holy because we are holy.

In contrast, the counterfeit holiness from the theological infested religious churches is derived from using threats and blackmails to force people to behave holy.

Let me ask you this question: Which form of holiness will last?

The Way Of Love 2

3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.
4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
Ephesians 5:3-4 (NIV)

This is the continuation on my series on Ephesians 5. If you have been to a religious church, you will find the above verses to be among the most abused in the Bible. Those who are theologically infested have been brainwashed into thinking that the only acceptable way for Christians is to behave like mindless drones, like the Borg in Star Trek. They see God as a tyrant who gives orders and Christians as drones who obey every one of them without question. The Bible is God’s mouthpiece recording these instructions.

This is why religious churches like to use the above verses to impose on their congregations. They will say, “See, these verses say God says no all any sexual immorality, impurity, obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking. So, don’t you dare to sin against God!”

Are they right? What these people constantly failed to do when they read the Bible is to read it in the right context. Verse 3 and 4 are established on the context of Verse 1 and 2. In my earlier post, I have shown you that it is crucial for us to see ourselves as beloved of God and what Jesus had done for us at the Cross. Only after we have succeeded in doing so, will we be qualified receive instructions from God and walk in true love. It is impossible for anyone who does not believe in being loved to walk in love.

The same principle applies to the above verses. When you are truly established in God’s love for you, the above verses are nothing more than confirmation to who you are. You don’t have to try to obey them just as dogs do not have to try obey the law that says, “Thou shalt bark.” The disclaimer here is, the love here is real love, not the perverted type that says, “ God loves you so much that if you ask him for an egg, he will give you a poisonous scorpion to sting you to show you his sufficient grace.”

In contrast, if you are not convinced of God’s love for you, the above verses are just religious bondage. They are burdens to you. No matter how hard you try, you will fail and feel condemned. Ironically, this is the outcome that religious churches want to achieve despite their claim to the contrary.

Let me give you another clue. Look at the last part of Verse 3:

“because these are improper for God’s holy people.”

Why can’t we engage in sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed? Is it because God will send us to hell or give us some thorns in the flesh to show us his sufficient grace? The answer is “no”. We don’t do these stuff because they are not suitable for us as God’s holy people. This means we are already God’s holy people before we decide to do or not to do those things.

As believers, our holiness is an established state. It does not depend on our actions. For those who don’t understand, let me make it more direct. We are holy regardless on whether we sin or not. We do not reject sin in order to achieve holiness. It is not necessary because we are already holy. The only reason we reject sin is because it is not suitable for us as God’s holy people.

To make it even simpler: First, be holy. Second, no sin.

The last part of Verse 4, tells us what to do to replace sin:

“but rather thanksgiving.”

Thanksgiving is a state where we look for good things in our lives to thank God for. This will result in positive thinking. So, instead of sinning or trying not to sin, the better way is to fill our minds with positive thoughts.

The Way Of Love 1

1 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children
2 and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Ephesians 5:1-2 (NIV)

The above is an exhortation for believers to walk in the way of love. In this series, I will show you what it really means, how to do it and most importantly, how to use it for our prosperity. After all, it is crucial for us to realize that the Bible is never designed as a religious book despite the lies propagated by the theologians. The Bible is a tool, given from God to us to be used to attain prosperity in every area of our lives. Our duty as believers is to use it.

Let us begin with Verse 1. The first part says, “follow God’s example” and followed by the second part that says “therefore, as dearly loved children”. I see a condition here. In order for us to be qualified to follow God’s example of love, we must see ourselves as dearly loved by God.

This is the area where theological infested religious churches like my first church has failed to understand. Religious pastors only know how to tell their church members to obey God but they failed miserably in securing the importance of seeing oneself as being loved by God. This is the reason why the sermons in religious churches are nothing more than threats and blackmails.

The lesson here is to get our priority right. We must never read the Bible with the intention of looking for instructions to obey. God’s will is for us to read the Bible to find out how much he loves us. When we are fully convinced of God’s love for us, we do not need to be blackmailed into obeying him. God’s love for us is not empty talk. The love of God comes with real actions. He had physically sent his real Son to die for our sins at the Cross.

Not only that, God dares to give us real things that can be proven like health and wealth. Health and wealth are the 2 things that are despised by theologically infested and religious Christians. Do you know why? Let me tell you a shocking truth. Their “God” is false.

Let me explain further. Imagine yourself as a false god. This means you know you are not God but you want others to think you are. Your priority is not to blow your cover. So, you must not make promises that can be proven. Never promise real health and wealth because these things can be objectively proven. Instead, you should focus on intangible stuff like peace of mind and other “spiritual” blessings. When you do that, no one can prove you wrong.

However, if you are a true God, your priority is to set yourself apart from the counterfeits. Promise and deliver things that can be proven like health and wealth. This is what God in the Bible did. He delivered real things.

This real the main reason why theologians and their doctrine worshipping counterparts have never stop persecuting real Christians like myself who dared to trust God for things that can be proven like health and wealth. When Christians live our lives in God’s love, we are indirectly exposing their evil nature.

Verse 2 tells us to walk in God’s love but it does not stop there. It tells us what Jesus has done for us. This verse basically repeats the same pattern as Verse 1. This means we can only walk in God’s love after we truly believe in what Jesus has done for us out of his great love for us.

In short, we love because he first loved us.

I hope you get the message here. We do not obey God because we are blackmailed to do so. God is not a terrorist. As I have mentioned many times, unlike the theologians, God has integrity.

Our obedience to God and our walk in the way of love is a natural result of being convinced of his love for us. This is the real Christian living.

This is all for now. I shall continue on this series in the next post.