Disobediently, Arminianism syncretizes humanism with Christianity by promoting salvation as something that is within the scope of fallen humanity’s natural ability, where human “freewill” becomes the deciding factor, rather than the free and sovereign will of God.
Arminianism contradicts sacred Scripture, where it is made clear that God is the One Who begins the work of regeneration and He is the One Who completes it (e.g. Phil. 1:6). Arminianism, on the other hand, promotes an anti-scriptural system of salvation that the unregenerate can attain to, so that human self-will becomes the main feature.
“He who trusts in his own heart is a fool” (Prov. 28:26).
This muddled mindset, when taken to its logical conclusion, inevitably leads to self-deification, where one becomes a self-styled “ascended master” of one’s own destiny. This is why we are now seeing an increased demand for self-enhancing “science” that alters the human genome, in an attempt to “be as gods” (Gen. 3:5). Syncretizing moralistic humanism with medical tyranny has become the “crowning” achievement of the cult of scientism, brought about by century’s worth of self-salvation religions.
Talking heads who are masquerading as “experts” are giving people the illusion of being informed, but they are actually creating diversions from the truth. Since their humanistic doctrines fail to hold up, even under the slightest fact-based inquiry, they are unable to interact with any viewpoint other than their own. So they attempt to intimidate opposition and suppress a free-exchange of theological dialogue. For they have no true desire to persuade, inform or convince of any truth reasonably, but instead, they seek to humiliate any opposition and to shame any who come up against their disproven theories.
From the very start, mainstream media and religious cults have always waged war on language and have always been in conflict with the true Christian worldview. God’s word warns that we are not to continue in such “vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers” (1 Pet. 1:18).
Most of us grew up in families that believed whatever mainstream media told them to believe and our language and lifestyle was molded by it. This is why many of us grew up in families and churches that passively fell into Big Pharma’s socially-sanctioned idea that a condemned conscience, under conviction of sin, could be “medicalized away” through the use of mind-altering drugs. Because a society that’s been dumbed down by chemically-induced lobotomies, is much easier to control and lead astray.
“The Bible claims to be the authoritative treatise on the doctrine of man, including the fallen nature, salvation, sanctification, faith and obedience. Therefore, if one is to study the human condition one must begin with Scripture rather than psychology. The commitment must be, first of all, that the Bible is in and of itself completely sufficient for matters of life and conduct. That does not mean that it is merely a sufficient framework on which to suspend unproven psychological theories.”₁
No wonder a totalitarian medical priesthood has now evolved to the point that it is dictating legalistic rules in an attempt to shut down true spiritual convictions by medicalizing sin and privatizing religious expression to the point of pushing truth to the margins, while circulating lies and conjoining global forces to shut down free speech. As a result, God’s absolute truth has become the new “hate speech.”
“You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. You shall not follow a crowd to do evil” (Ex. 23:1-2).
Even drunkenness, dishonesty and every form of debauchery is now “diagnosed” as a medical condition that can be medicated away or cured by humanistic remedies. And the modern evangelical mindset (which is now pre-dominantly Arminian) implies that we should follow the majority off the edge of a cliff, as long as they profess to be Bible-believing Christians. This is due to the fact that most professing Christians and institutions today are Christian in name only. Such hypocrisy is now being accepted at face value, as long as one just names Christ and seems sincere.
But the burden of proof still lies with such false professors to demonstrate that they truly have been given a new, born-again nature that’s enabled by God to renounce the world’s lies and to wholeheartedly be reconciled to God through Christ, instead of turning to occultic alchemists who have traded in their black hooded cloaks for white lab coats.
Until then, it would be spiritual adultery against God to associate with such false pretenders who would rather stay glued to their mind-control devices than to be glued to God in prayer. So-called “churches” that passively condone such mind-numbing compromise are causing their captives to become partakers in the spiritual plagues that are embedded in such deceptive facades. And yet, they wonder why God’s judgment is coming upon them!!??
“Because many in the church believe that theories and techniques of counseling psychology are based upon empirical evidence, they put them on the same level of authority as the Bible. In so doing, the subjective observations and biased opinions of mere mortals are placed on the same authoritative level as the inspired Word of God. Furthermore, trying to syncretize psychology with Christianity denies the sufficiency of the Word of God and the sufficiency of the Spirit of God in all matters of life and conduct. It suggests that the Bible needs substantiation, confirmation, expansion, and assistance in matters of life and godliness.”₂
Thankfully, the contagion is eradicated when such lies are exposed to the light and testimony of Scripture. This is why the evil spirit behind such illusions will pull out all the stops in an attempt to throw biblical, critical thinking to the wind, because in order to keep up the charade, the masses must be kept in spiritual derangement. This is where the spiritual “expertise” of paid actors comes into play.
For instance, the CoC’s very own Duck Dynasty gurus have become key players in the not so “happy, happy, happy” agenda, for their deception-heavy doctrines are in perfect sync with the world’s man-centered philosophies that contradict all biblical foundations. Operating as controlled opposition, their moralistic motto of “all you have to do is try” has paved the way for secular salvation, thru behavior modification, which requires no divine intervention.
“if the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Ps. 11:3).
These CoC Arminian operatives have built fleshly “freewill” fortresses against the sovereignty of God that have kept its captives from being spiritually equipped to handle all that is coming upon the earth. Rather than upholding the flesh-withering doctrines of grace, the modern church has been guilty of syncretism; the mixing of God’s Word with the flesh-exalting ways of the world. And no amount of “happy, happy, happy” pills, patches and piercing poisons can keep such idolatrous, inordinate affections from replacing biblical thought.
No wonder the wide spectrum of New Thought is incrementally gaining the ascendency. For those who accommodate themselves to the culture will always end up becoming prisoners of the present. But those who are being conformed to Christ have a rock-solid foundation that enables them to transcend the present and all of the devils lies and distractions.
“Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life” (1 Tim. 6:19).
In a frenzied pursuit of the fantastical, the prevailing materialism and scientism of our day has caused many to pierce themselves through (literally) with many “happy, happy, happy” horrors (1 Tim. 6:10). Instead of heeding the command to “redeem the time, for the days are evil” (Eph. 5:16), many are getting so caught up in the fears and cares of this world that they are giving in to the Beast system.
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Mt. 6:19-21).
We are not to spend our life laboring in vain while doing nothing of biblical worth. We are not to covet power, poisons, possessions or prestige. Yet sadly, multitudes will close their eyes one last time to all that is in this world, and to all that they had lusted after when they couldn’t take their eyes and their minds off of any of it to look to Christ. As a result, they will tragically open their eyes in eternal torment.
“Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed” (Jn. 6:27).
Thankfully, God has condescended to disclose Himself in human words, by the Spirit Who convicts His rebellious image bearers of sin and illuminates their darkened hearts and minds to the absolute truth contained in His Word. So despite such satanic opposition, His kingdom is still forcefully advancing toward its grand consummation (Mt. 11:12), because He has willed for His truth to triumph through His persecuted people. All to the praise of His glorious grace!
“Who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled” (1 Pet. 3:13-14).
₁ Martin and Deidre Bobgan, Prophets of Psychoheresy I, (Santa Barbara, CA: EastGate Publishers, 1989), pp. 215-216.
₂ Ibid., pp. 332-333.
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