Counterfeit gods & false religions

It is not a mere coincidence that spurious and counterfeit products come mostly from cultures and nations which are estranged from the truth about God revealed to mankind in the Lord Jesus Christ. For man makes only a reflection of what he himself is spiritually. Just as you are what you eat, if you eat healthy food, you are healthy… so also what you believe is who you are as a person, if what you sincerely believe in is authentic then the One true Triune God whose nature defines good morals will reflect in you as a person, for we human beings as believers are restored to reflect God’s very nature and character as our own (Ps 37:4), in which there is tremendous joy without any regret. The unbeliever, on the other hand, is a god to himself because his whole life revolves around what is best for himself, he is therefore a counterfeit god, and his law is all about putting himself first and loving the people around only as far as he has something to gain from it. So, whether this unbeliever is Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist or false Christian all his religiosity revolves around satisfying his own craving for power, pleasure and pride. So, given that the very idea of the unbeliever being god is a lie, his means of serving himself is only accomplished through wickedness because the truth is, he is not god. So, while the One true Triune God is good in nature, accomplishing righteousness as He loves Himself and serves His own interest because He is God Almighty indeed. The unbeliever leaves nothing but regret and destruction in his wake, which inadvertently catches up with him in time as he loves himself and serves his own selfish interest because he is living a damn lie, living for himself like he is his own god.

Deut 6:5-8 (true religion)
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

Mat 22:36-40 (true region)
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Mat 28:18-20 (true religion)
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Rev 13:4-8 (counterfeit religion)
And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?”
And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven. Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation, and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain.
The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.

If you were to look at the above verses, you will notice that the Law is bound to the right hand and forehead of the believer while counterfeit religion requires Satan’s image to be bound to the people’s right hand and forehead. In the account of the fall of Adam in Genesis 3:1-6, we see that Satan tempted Adam and Eve to follow after himself with self-righteousness. In this Adam and Eve were bastardised, forsaking God’s law, which is God’s very nature and character whose image we are made in; to receive a righteousness of our own. Herein mankind became a law to self, and did not see God eye to eye concerning righteousness and sin. However, He who created us also restored us back to His purpose for us (Rom 5:17), and mind you… not a soul who God planned to save before the very foundation of the world shall ever be lost (Eph 1:4/Jn 1:12-13).

Revelation 22:16 (Jesus is really God)
“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”

Psalm 37: 4
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Isaiah 14:12 (Satan is a damn counterfeit god)
“How you have fallen from heaven,
O star of the morning, son of the dawn!
You have been cut down to the earth,
You who have weakened the nations!

Like champagne is only champaign if is sourced and made exclusively in the Champagne region of France, while everything else is just sparkling white wine. So, also true religion is exclusively of the Lord Jesus Christ (Ps 3:8 & 62:1), wherein Almighty God turns us around from our ever-regretful sinful nature to the boundless joy of knowing and serving him, whose very nature is a joy to reflect on without any mitigating regret, for this is mankind’s very purpose, that we were made to reflect Jesus’ nature as our own (Rom 8:29).

1 Peter 5:8 (Counterfeit Power)
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Rev 5:1-5 (Real Power)
Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”

If you know what it means to be someone’s righthand man, you know who wields all that person’s power. In the case of Almighty God, God-the-Son aka the Lord of lords Jesus Christ is God-the-Father’s right-hand man, and what is really so marvellous about the Lord Jesus, is that despite being the most powerful person in all eternity, He is good, which is not something Satan or his damn bastards will ever understand because their dominion is built and maintained on tyranny, and great is as far as they can get but for those who haven’t read the Bible as yet, here’s a spoiler alert… Satan’s power compared to God-the-Son is like a candle to the Sun, and I guess all those BDSM and death metal freaks love binding themselves in chains because their father Satan is in chains too, and these fools are sadly deceived to think that is cool. After all, they share in everything but truth and righteousness because all they get from their father is everything but the truth and righteousness.

Mat 6:2-4 (Selfless Godly Pleasure)
“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Psalm 64:5 (Selfish Satanic Pleasure)
They hold fast to their evil purpose; they talk of laying snares secretly, thinking, “Who can see them?”

Psalm 101:5 (Selfish Satanic Pleasure)
Whoever slanders his neighbour secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure.

Nothing is more intimate about a person’s character than the secrets he keeps. This is why Jesus teaches his sheep that everything we do in good or kind is to be kept secret, as this good pleasure, which is without regret is only between God and the genuine Christian. The unbeliever, on the other hand, his secrets range from everything like connivingly plotting a person’s downfall, to extra-marital affairs he has at the workplace to even incest which is why the Game of Thrones series is so popular among the unfaithful, for as self-serving bastards of Satan their pleasure which is soaking with regret is all about how they secretly exploit people around them to serve their own damn vested interests.

Genesis 3:9-12 (unbelievers aren’t men of their word)
But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.”

Mat 26:63-66 (Jesus – a man of His Word)
But Jesus remained silent. And the high priest said to him, “I adjure you by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.” Jesus said to him, “You have said so. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven.” Then the high priest tore his robes and said, “He has uttered blasphemy. What further witnesses do we need? You have now heard his blasphemy. What is your judgment?” They answered, “He deserves death.”

Another interesting observation is that unlike the unbeliever who learns from his father Satan to blame others for his wrongs while taking to himself undue credit for what others have done… the true believer learns from Jesus to lay down his life for his friends (Jn 15:13) if it ever comes to that and give glory to the One true Triune God alone for all his accomplishments and blessings, which he enjoys day-to-day (Mat 5:45). For unlike the first Adam, who had no guts to stand up to the Devil when he was tempting Eve, and then blamed Eve for passing him the fruit of self-righteousness (Gen 3:12), the second Adam, who is God-the-Son in the flesh did not backout from His mission to save sinners even in the face of suffering to the point of certain death (Mat 26:63-66).

Col 2:20-23 (Showbiz false religosity)
If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations— “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” (referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to human precepts and teachings? These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.

Mat 5:34-37 (True Religion)
But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.

Further, I would like to say that the evidence of God is so great, that the devil has fabricated thousands of lies to cover up the truth about God. Take for instance that there are over 4000 religions around the world, some are monolithic like Islam, while others are polytheistic like Hinduism, which has over 33 million gods, and though these gods are for real, in the sense they are demons and aliases, they don’t compare to the might of the Good Shepherd i.e. Lord Jesus Christ, and this is why Christianity is not just the best religion in the world, it is the only true religion which is of the One true Triune God in this world; and we know Christianity is true from the fact that people of various beliefs including atheists, leaves their countries to settle in developed nations whose culture has been shaped by the Gospel, because these heathen folk find the environment in Christian countries to be more comfortable and congenial than their own atmosphere back home.

John 13:34-35 (True Love Is Selfless)
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Mark 4:30-32 (Christianity Makes The World A Better Place To Live In)
And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”

Published by defeateddragon

I am a post-millennial reformed Christian (Trinitarian) in Mumbai – India, coming from a Roman Catholic background. I began studying my Bible in 2006 & find the post-millennial reformed doctrine to be the purest form of Biblical Christianity. Whether you are Roman Catholic, Charismatic, Arminian, Premillennialist, Amillennialists or even a non-Christian for that matter, I intend to use my writing to bring you to trust the Sovereign Lord in whom we are called to establish our lives on, as He sanctifies His called-out ones into the moral likeness of His Son. So, as commanded unto every Christian in the Great Commission, my duty is to teach the rich Christian standard of life that God has given us in the Moral Law because the ultimate purpose of any human being is to reflect the nature of God as revealed in the Moral Law and presented to us in Jesus Christ.

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