As we continue to exodus the church from the slavery cultic culture of Egypt, we today see among those who claim to be part of the body of Christ. I am currently working on a few articles that hopefully provide more clarity and direction for God’s people who are looking to break free from the chains of religion.
As Jesus left the temple and was walking away, His disciples came up to Him to point out its buildings. 2“ Do you see all these things?” He replied. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; everyone will be thrown down.” Matthew 24: 2
The essence of a genuine prophetic culture lies in the need to change our perspective and adjust our sight. The way we hear and see things greatly affects our understanding and interpretation. When we do not understand what we see or hear, it is easy to make assumptions that are often misguided and inaccurate.
The Lord Jesus Christ taught his disciples the importance of true perception when he said the magnificent temple they were admiring is not a true reflection of its beauty and value. He concluded that not one stone of the temple construction will remain.
It is clear that where he draws the insight of making such a statement did not come from a realm where others, including his disciple, were focusing. We can see that the perception of Christ regarding things and people contradicted the knowledge and understanding that forms the ideological perspective of his days.
The truth is, perspective shapes reasoning and understanding. You have to be in a particular place or frame of mind to see and think in a particular form. It is crucial to understand that having the right perspective is vital in reaching the right conclusions and solutions.
Our perspective shapes our thinking, and to see things accurately, we need to have a broader view outside of the fallen cultures and ideologies of what can be viewed or defined as good and evil.
Therefore, we need the perspective of God – a vantage view that allows us to see and understand life, people, and circumstances in a more profound and comprehensive way. This perspective is not something that can be achieved through mere intelligence or honesty. The truth is, even the smartest and nicest people can have the wrong perspective of things, which can lead to faulty conclusions.
Only with the correct knowledge, wisdom, and insight can we arrive at the right answer and solution. To achieve this, we need to seek the perspective of Christ, who from above can provide us with the most precise and accurate view of any situation. With this understanding, we are to navigate the complexities of life and help others who seek correct guidance with confidence and clarity.
BREEDING GROUND FOR CHRISTIAN CULTISM
2 Corinthians 4:1-2
1 Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God
Having laid the understanding in view, we face even a greater challenge, if the so-called Christ or Christian faith perspective we have received does not compel us towards a faith that reflects the correct, wholistic knowledge of a sound [doctrine] theology of Christ.
The dysfunctional Christianity we are dealing with today, which has become a cultic problem, has to do with building the perspective of Christ or his Church on half truth. Dysfunctional perspective plus wrong theology equals religious/spiritual cultism.
The deception many are struggling with is not one that lacks the truth, but one that only emphasize a that flusters the narrative and perfective they want people to hear and see.
It is true that any individual can cherry-pick biblical verses to support their own desires, beliefs, and ideologies. However, this approach often leads to the abuse and misrepresentation of God’s word, which has become a pervasive issue among certain leaders within the church.
It is important to remember that no scripture can stand on its own. All scriptures are interconnected in a web network that forms the cohesive body of God’s word.
To build a belief or truth on scripture without aligning it to the original objective is not only an abuse of the word of God, but also a misrepresentation of the redemptive counsel of the Father.
Hence, it is critical to understand that truths are linked coherently and interconnected with other aspects of God’s word to arrive at an accurate perspective of the utilization and application of biblical knowledge.
Moreover, many individuals have shaped their values, ideologies, and principles based on half-truths, religious zeal, or personal interpretations of biblical verses.
This faulty understanding has led to Christian religious cultic practices that have detrimentally impacted individuals in the Body of Christ and society. Hence, it is necessary to engage in a comprehensive and holistic interpretation of God’s word to avoid theological and psychological pitfalls that compromise one’s faith and spiritual growth.