What is Truth?

What is truth?

Is it created by what we think? Is it something decided by a majority? Is it something formed behind a pulpit? Is it something self-existent?

Truth is something entirely independent of our thinking, our will, and our desires. On the other hand it is forever bound with God’s will and desires. Before all else He was, and still is. His word is unchanging and completely trustworthy.

Is the whole entirety of God’s will and desire compressed and bound into the thousand page Bible? The answer may surprise you. Truth is bigger than the Bible, but the Bible is what we need to know, until his Kingdom is once again established on earth as it was in the Garden.

So when it comes to truth, we really don’t get to make the calls. We can be uncomfortable, or happy and rejoice, or ignorant and complacent, it doesn’t change the truth.

How about when reading the Bible? It’s truth, but how do we know whose truth? Who gets the final decision on what the Bible means? Who should have the final vote?

At the first coming the teachers of the law, the Bible experts of the day, were pretty sure that they had the authority and the truth. But then a homeless man called Jesus said he was the only one who had the real truth. Hmm… the teachers of the law were very educated and had many congregation members in their synagogues. So why do we read the New Testament and agree with Jesus instead of the religious leaders, the Pharisees and Sadducees, from the first coming?

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Jesus testified to what he had seen and heard, but no-one accepted his testimony (Jn 3:32). Jesus had the word from heaven, the word from God. He came from heaven (Jn 3:14) and had witnessed (seen and heard) everything from God. That definitely grants authority, after all, who knows God’s word better than God? If you could choose between accepting the false testimony from the teachers of the law (false because they were not the ones who saw, heard, or received it), or the true testimony from Jesus (sent from God, Jn 3:34), which one should you choose? If you choose the wrong one does that change the truth? We see in the gospels that the teachers of the law were wrong no matter how much they refused to see it.

How about in these days? Perhaps this a sensitive subject. Maybe you have a favorite pastor you like to listen to, or a comforting Bible commentary that eases your questions. As wonderful and knowledgeable as these people may be, have they been to heaven and seen and heard the fulfillment of the promises in the New Testament?

Maybe that seems unrealistic, but the promise is in your Bible too (Rv 1:1-3, Jn 16:14-15). It promises that there will be only one who knows. Is your pastor that one from heaven who can explain the entire Bible perfectly? Not mostly correctly, but perfectly correctly. Correctly according to the rest of the scripture. Remember, we don’t decide what is true. For our sake we should certify that God’s word is truth (Jn 3:33).

Jesus promised that the Spirit of Truth in the Counselor would lead us into all truth. It is the time that this is being fulfilled. Will you humble yourself and listen and see if it is correct according to all the Bible or will you miss it, like the teachers of the law at the time of the first coming?

seek-truth“Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father. In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf. The Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I am from God.”
~John 16:25-27

Let us believe in the one God has sent today, and believe what is being spoken plainly. Please hear the words of the promised pastor, Mr Man Hee Lee, who is testifying about the fulfillment according to Scripture, and judge for yourself whether this is God’s truth or man’s teachings.

Original post from Shinchonji Unmasked

Our way or the Highway

I find it so incredibly sad that our own thoughts, expectations, and beliefs usually get in the way of the truth.

Take Jesus’ first coming for example.

For 4000 years God gave his people prophecy after prophecy concerning the coming Messiah. But when the time came, God’s chosen people rejected the one God himself had sent.

Jesus was not what the people were expecting. He was not the high ranking official or king that they were hoping for. He was not the authority figure they had imagined, or they ruler they wanted. And the captivity Jesus came to set the people free from was not the rule of the Roman Empire, but rather from being help captive by Satan’s lies and the rule of the Pharisees.

Jesus was not the Messiah the Jews were expecting, however, that doesn’t change the fact that he was the Messiah.

Even though every event, action, and figure was recorded in the prophecies; even though God had given these prophecies to his people so they would be able to recognize the way in which he works, God’s people still rejected the way, truth and life. They chose to hold onto their misguided thoughts, expectations, and beliefs, instead of seeking understanding and accepting the truth.

God has given us his word so that we can know him, his plans and purposes, and the way he works. After seeing what happened at the time of the first coming, why do so many Christians still insist that God works according to their thoughts, expectations, and beliefs?

When are we going to realize that our way of doing things is not the way God does things, and our way of thinking is not the way God’s thinks (Isaiah 55:8-9). When are we, as Christians, going to humble ourselves and realize that God is fulfilling his word today, even though it might not be the way we expected, thought, or hoped it would be. When are we going to stop saying to God, “Our way of the highway!”

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Acts 5:34-39

“But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, who was honored by all the people, stood up in the Sanhedrin and ordered that the men be put outside for a little while. Then he addressed them: “Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these men . . . I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.”

God = the Word = Love

Today, in church, I was reminded of something that we have all probably heard before, but for some reason today it resonated deep within me.

The Bible tells us “God is Love” (1 John 4:8), and the Bible also tells us that God is the word (John 1:1). Through these two passages we can create an equation:

God = the Word = Love

That means that giving the word of truth to our friends, family, and those around us – leading them to study and come to understand the word of testimony – is actually the greatest way we can show them the love we have for them. If we truly love others, then we would want them to know, believe, and accept this word of testimony that is available to us at this time.

There are so many negative connotations with “evangelists” and those considered to be “Bible-Bashers.” But we should not be those who bring fear and hatred, fighting and anger, rather, we should be those who bring love and peace, kindness and joy. The fruit we bear should be the Fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22).

“The greatest gift God gives, is the gift of his Word”
~ManHee Lee

Let us be those who are born of God’s seed, His word of truth (James 1:18). And through our love for God and His word, we can bring the opportunity for love, joy, peace, and life to those we dearly love. What an amazing gift we can share with the world!

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Fulfillment – The REAL Miracle: Merry Christmas from SCJ

Shinchonji, Church of Jesus, Temple of the Tabernacle of Testimony members all over the world are wishing you a blessed and safe Christmas with your loved ones. (Rv 15:5)

Fulfillment – The REAL Miracle by Shinchonji Unmasked

Beautiful Shinchonji

Merry Christmas to you all!
Wishing everyone a very blessed 2013, filled with love and all the blessings our Father has in store for us!
Much Love

“Animosity towards the truth of Shinchonji”

Here is a post from the site Shinchonji Unmasked Please take a moment to read it.

Shinchonji Unmasked: Animosity towards the truth of Shinchonji

Quote from the article:

“…why is it that when there is a clear testimony about the fulfillment of Revelation, Christians are the first to cry “cult” and the slowest to react? It is almost as if people do not want Revelation to be fulfilled, or like they do not want Jesus to return unless it’s on their own terms, at the time they view as realistic. This is not the correct attitude to have towards God’s word. Who are we to place our narrow-minded, human thoughts on God’s master plan?”

Shinchonji Unmasked: Animosity towards the truth of Shicnhonji

“If you think you are prepared for the second coming, ask yourself these questions. Can you list seven prophecies about events that are supposed to happen prior to Jesus’ return? Can you list them in the order they will be fulfilled according to scriptures? Can you say with assured-ness as to which prophecies have already happened and are yet to happen? Wouldn’t it be nice to know? Wouldn’t it be important to know, so that we can obey Jesus’ command to be “always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man” (Lk 21:36).”