Take a look at this logo… Doesn’t it look like something Cobra Commander would use? It seems to imply something serpentine, reptilian, snakey, dark and poisonous… two half moon arcs symbolizing as above so below… perhaps a third strand of DNA or a parasitic serpentine invasion of human DNA? Perhaps a genetic hybrid breaking out of a circle that binds it?
Don’t waste your time pursuing me if you’re not pursuing God. You’re going to have to sprint after God to catch up with me
A lot of folks are talking about how there’s “truth” in every religion and philosophy. I reckon in a way that is so, because why would someone follow a belief system if nothing about it was true.
Keep in mind though, would you drink water from a bottle that was 99% pure and 1% sewage?
In the same way, it doesn’t take much lie to poison the truth. Lies and sin are often characterized as “leaven” or yeast in the Bible; and, it doesn’t take much leaven to spoil the whole lump. (Gal 5:9, Col 2:8)
Many vain philosophies, traditions of men, and doctrines of devils have crept their way into the “christian” church.
These concepts go by many names, variations, and schools of thought. Here, I’ll address a simplified example of the school of eastern thought, the concept of there being some cosmic balance between “good” and “evil” or Yin and Yang.
The thing is, God didn’t create a universe in a balance between good and evil. He created everything good. Evil is basically the corruption of something good.
In any case, the Bible does not teach dualism, in fact it teaches quite the opposite:
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil;
that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. James 1:17
i often hear that “it’s not our place to judge”
only God is in a place to judge
He has given us His standards for judgement in scripture
we should not come up with our own standards
neither should we ignore God’s standards.
They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Romans 3:12
They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Psalm 14:3
Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Psalm 53:3
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD. There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous. Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his refuge. Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. Psalm 14:1-7
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good. God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God. Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God. There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them. Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. Psalm 53:1-6
What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes. Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. Rom 3:9-19
And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. Mark 10:18; Luke 18:19
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Isa 64:6
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination. Proverbs 28:9
Even the “good” (by our standards) works we do are unclean before the Lord if we are not in right standing with Him.
We can do no good apart from Him