Jesus is the Tao… some miss the point entirely!
I don’t know why I even bother to address some who, it seems no matter what I say, twist it to mean something else…
I was very careful to say that I am not placing Jesus within the “system of belief of Tao” but rather that I am saying that those who seek Tao and practice Taoism, are seeking Jesus… yet even as I try to make that point clear others lie and say I am promoting Taoism… I am not. I am calling those with ears to hear out of Taoism to come to Christ Jesus… and that is a big difference.
To say that I am promoting Taoism is a lie… and slander… and slanderers do not inherit the Kingdom of God.
If I am guilty of anything, it is the same thing that Paul was guilty of in Acts 17:23. this was an unknown god and Paul put the face of Jesus on it… Paul was not promoting sacrifice nor the worship of the unknown god. He was preaching that Jesus was this God Who was not known and now has been revealed!
This is typical of certain people (especially those of the religious spiritual bondage) to twist the truth… and often they do not even realize they are doing it.
So again, stop the lies that I am promoting Taoism… I am promoting Christ. Tao (the essence of everything created and though all thing were created and call “the way”) now has a face and what was impersonal now becomes a Person in Jesus… Who coincidently said He was The Way, Jesus was the One whom all things were created through… I guess Phil Perkins and ben2590 deny this also.
This criticism has come from both Phil Perkins and Ben2590… both miss the point as usual and Phil has called me an apostate over it… the truth is Phil in doing this has once again denied Jesus as a Person and that to be saved we need a relationship with Jesus to be saved… He still preaches that we must believe doctrines and creeds… He has turned thing around so that man was made for the bible and propositional truth instead of those tools being made for man… it is like when Jesus asked, “was the Sabbath made for man, or man for the Sabbath?”
Why do I care about these men’s thoughts? Often I ask that… I often just think that ignoring them would be the best thing and even did that for a time… yet as I read them more and more I see that they do not truly believe as they teach and preach… they teach another Gospel… one that condones slander while condemns homosexuality… one that condones lying as they try to protect the truth as they believe it to be. One in whom their god is impersonal and based on human wisdom and understanding of propositional truth and not based on the Risen Living Christ Who became a man and dwelt among us… to die and take away the sins of the world… to redeem all creation… to bring us into the New Heaven and New Earth… they deny the New Creation and settle to live in the temporal heaven and hell of this fallen creation…(I just wonder what they do with the last two chapters of the book of Revelation?) They claim to not add or subtract yet have added works to Grace and Judgment to mercy… They call what is good evil and what is evil good… They call the Church just a building and deny that it is the Body of Christ… they deny we are called out to perfection in Christ… in fact one of these men mocks that! That is the sickness of the religious spirit that holds them in bondage.
Continue to pray… pleading the Blood of Christ over these two brothers in Christ… for they need to turn to Jesus.
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