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

The Sea and the Fishermen of Heaven [Part 2]

Part 1 of this series looked at the prophecies concerning the time of the first coming and how they were fulfilled. In Part 2 we are going to discuss the New Testament prophecies in detail. These are prophecies which concerns us today.

Matthew 13:47-49 says, 

“Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake [sea] and caught all kinds of fish. When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away. This is how it will be at the end of the age.”

As we have already seen (in Part 1), the sea is a place where many different waters are gathered and mix together. Sea water does not quench our thirst, nor can it save our lives. Understanding the physical characteristics of the sea helps us to understand the spiritual meaning of ‘sea’.

Words are represented by spiritual water (Dt 32:2; Jn 4:13-14). God’s word is represented by the fresh, clean water that falls from above, the heavens; while man’s teachings can be compared to water that comes from the earth.

At the time of the first coming, the sea was the mixed teachings of Judaism, the fish were the people (Jews), and the fisherman was Jesus who used the net of the revealed word to save those from the sea who wanted to be caught. Once the 12 disciples had received, believed, and accepted the truth, they too became “fishers of men” (Mk 1:17).

So, where is the sea today?
Who are the fish?
What is the net?

Today, Methodists have their teachings (words), Presbyterians have their teachings (words), Baptists have their teachings (words), and so on and so forth. All these different teachings make up the world of Christianity. Since words = water, we can understand the world of Christianity to be like the spiritual sea, a place full of man’s mixed teachings.

If Christianity is the sea, then who are the fish?
Habakkuk 1:14 tells us that people are like fish in the sea. Today, the fish in the sea of Christianity are the Christians.

Jesus prophesied to send us the net and the fishermen so that we could be ‘saved’ from the sea (Mt 13:47-48).  What would the net be for us today? And who are the fisherman?

At the time of the first coming, Jesus spoke words that many did not agree with, many claimed he was blaspheming, and working on behalf of Satan (Beelzebub), yet the word that he brought was the revealed word of truth. Only those who accepted and believed this word could call themselves children of God (Jn 1:11-13).

Today, we need to hear, accept, and believe in the words of the one who has received the opened word (Rv 10:8-10), so that we can take it to heart (Rv 1:3) and become the true children of God, born of the seed of the word of truth (1 Pt 1:23).

Jesus knew that the ‘water’ would become undrinkable, that is why he gave us this prophecy concerning the end of the age (the time of Revelation’s fulfillment). Can you say you already have salvation if you are still in the sea? Can you claim to have been caught in the net if you do not know what the net is?

The sealed scroll (Rv 5:1) has been opened. Now is our time to receive the word of truth and be caught in the net. We want to be fish that are taken out of the sea, the place that is filled with mixed teachings, man’s thoughts, and spiritual death.

We are all sitting here waiting for Revelation to be fulfilled literally, while some of us even think it is just a bunch of crazy hallucinations and visions recorded by a person who had lost his mind.
We have the evidence from history that God always fulfills what he promises, however, let’s learn from our mistakes and realize that prophecy is never fully understood until the time of fulfillment, and these promises are not always fulfilled in the way we think they will be.

We have the prophecies for a reason; so that when we see the fulfillment taking place (when it is explained to us) we can go and verify all the events with Scripture, and once we find it to be true we can believe (Jn 14:29). I urge everyone to test the words of Shinchonji and the testimony of Man Hee Lee. Listen and check the Scriptures.

Do the good fish stay in the sea? (Mt 13:47-49)
Does the good seed [wheat] stay in the field? (Mt 13:24-30 & 37-43)

We need to follow God’s Word to His holy mountain, the place where He dwells (Ps 43:3; Mt Zion).
When we hear the call to come out shouldn’t we listen? (Zech 2:7; Rv 18:4)