The Grass is Greener on the Other Side: But it’s Astro Turf

Have you ever thought about abandoning everything you thought was right and just live like everyone else? Really, get honest with yourself and think about it. Have you ever been so discouraged about being a Christian that you would consider giving up all of the morals, the character building, the laws and traditions of the church, and just live like the world around you? If you haven’t ever considered the way the world lives and treats one another compared to Christians, why not give it a consideration for a few minutes right now.

What if my God is not the same as your God? We all have to test and prove the God we follow. To the degree that our God’s word is proven to be true and reliable, we are bound to observe and obey it. However, when our God’s word is found faulty and unreliable, we are also bound to question its validity and truth. Is it properly translated? Is it properly understood? Or, is it properly applied? Then finally, is it really the Truth? If your Word and God promises eternal life and physical rewards without a personal spiritual connection with him, then how can he fulfill his promises? Are you really doing all of the work yourself and giving the credit for your success to him? If your God promises eternal life and rewards, how are you able to receive this eternal life? If it is through obedience to the Law in his Word and to the doctrines and traditions of the church, then I question one thing, are you capable of full 100% obedience without any failure?

If it takes only one transgression to lose all hope in this eternity, can you really live up to all of the requirements? This is salvation by works. And it is really hard work. It’s a setup for failure. Earning your eternity sounds logical and when you’re keeping up your end of the bargain, it makes you feel good about yourself. However, when you mess up, now you have to justify your error and make up for your own weakness. How many good things do you have to do to make up for one error? How is it spelled out in your holy writings? The Old Testament Law spelled out the proper restitution for all kinds of errors. Sometimes, the restitution will cost little, but more serious errors may cost you your life. If you want to fulfill all of the Law in order to earn your eternal rewards and salvation, then you have transferred all of the responsibility for your eternity from God, (who supplied His own answer for you), to yourself.

If you do not believe that Jesus Christ is your salvation, then who is the agent of your salvation? Have they paid a price to earn what you and I can’t earn ourselves? Have they overcome death and live today in the presence of God? Have they promised the same for you and given you an example to follow? Do you have clear guidelines that are attainable? If you can say “yes” to all of the questions above, then you have a God and agent of salvation that has accomplished everything that Jesus Christ did.

To the best of my knowledge, only Jesus Christ of Nazareth fulfilled all of the law. So I placed my faith in Him alone. If I’m wrong, then I will be wrong in Christ and against the world. If the Word of God is right, and He is the only way to salvation, then anyone who rejects Christ is rejecting salvation and eternal life. These are the two sides of the fence. Both sides are green, one side seems greener, but it’s still a deception, it’s like Astro Turf. Feels great, looks good, easy to maintain, but completely artificial. Only one side is the truth and offers the real message of eternal life. Only you can decide which side of the fence you are walking and whether it is the right side for you. But since this blog is primarily for Radical Christians, it should be a forgone assumption that you’ve made Jesus Christ of Nazareth your lord and savior. If He is not your savior, maybe these thoughts in this blog will inspire you to consider Him.

This is what the scriptures say about Jesus:

1 John 5: 11, 12 “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.”

I realize that this is a New Testament scripture and there are many people who have chosen to reject the New Testament as a fabrication. Here is what the Old Testament says:

Isaiah 52: 10 “The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.”

The Old Testament speaks of Jesus in the future and only knows Him as the Messiah, or the Salvation of our God. The New Testament speaks of Jesus as God’s promise fulfilled, the one who defeated Satan, and is alive with God now. Only Christians speak of salvation through Jesus Christ alone. The rest of the world speaks of peace and harmony by following the teachings of The Christ. This is the salvation that the world promises. Jesus Christ of the Christians is not The Christ that the world speaks of and expects. Look here.

He is that Great Being Whom the Christian calls the Christ; He is known also in the Orient as the Bodhisattva, and as the Lord Maitreya, and is the One looked for by the devout Mohammedan, under the name of the Imam Mahdi.  He it is Who has presided over the destinies of life since about 600 B.C. and He it is Who has come out among men before, and Who is again looked for.  He is the great Lord of Love and of Compassion, just as his predecessor, the Buddha, was the Lord of Wisdom.  Alice Bailey” (From https://www.lucistrust.org/resources/the_christ Accessed 7/10/2020, 12:41 PM)

Even though there is an acknowledgement of the Christian Christ and a promise of sonship with God for humans, look at the details of the statement. Jesus Christ is identified as the spiritual leader of Mohammed, the Bodhisattva, and the Lord Maitreya. Jesus Christ is supposed to teach only love and compassion. He is supposed to be the Lord presiding over human destiny since 600 BC. All of these statements are believed and supported by someone, but if you believe the Word of God, and have only a basic knowledge of church doctrine, they should all raise red flags.

Jesus did not come to minister to the earth and all humanity. If He were really the lord of humanity since 600 BC, how could He have been born? He also identified who He was sent to minister.

Matthew 15: 24 “But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

He never compared himself to any other spiritual leader but said he only did God’s will. Jesus Himself made this statement:

John 14: 6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

So Jesus’ own testimony refutes the claim by Alice Bailey above that He is one of many leaders. He never stated that He came earlier to present His message to anyone besides the Jews. Furthermore, His message also included visible power that His believer could use to heal and deliver.

John 14: 12 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

The message of salvation is not a message of global peace and harmony crafted by men’s ability. Jesus’ message included battling a spiritual enemy. The followers of the Lord Jesus Christ must battle the spiritual realm to defeat the enemy of God in every possible manner. It is a message of faith and power in this life, and eternal life with rewards afterward.

World peace is an idea that is supposed to benefit everyone. Prosperity is not a commodity to give away, but a condition of life that must be taught. It is a condition that can be learned, but the 1% who know how to overcome poverty, have no desire to teach it to the rest of the world. They would prefer instead to subjugate the working class and enlarge the poverty class instead. They believe they are entitled to their wealth and power. For Americans, they believe we should apologize for our prosperity and accept lower wages and higher taxes to equalize our economy to the rest of the world. This is also why American Christians are so opposed to the current Liberal agenda of transferring our factories and our prosperity to other nations at our expense.

Christians believe every nation has been provided a means to prosper by God Almighty. It is better to help a nation develop their own means to prosper than to give up our own source of prosperity. World welfare programs appear logical on the surface, by “punishing” the “prosperous.” But it is a deception that will ultimately breed the conditions ripe for war instead. It is not logical to assume that anyone will take having their standard of living reduced lightly. Children growing up used to one standard of living, and finding that standard impossible to attain, will not appreciate that fact. They will look for reasons why it is so much harder for them to live like their parents, then they will look for someone to blame.

We all have the God given right to worship any god we choose. We all have the God given right to expect fair wages for our labor. It includes the expectation that we will leave our children in a position to live better lives than ourselves. Until 1990, every generation in America left their children in a position to prosper more than before. But the times really are changing. Liberal policies are stealing away our children’s ability to prosper with an empty promise of equality and prosperity. There are only a few good nations on earth that will allow every citizen an equal ability to build a lifestyle better than their parents. The promise exists everywhere, but the ability may not. The inequalities are the fuel for discontent, hatred, and envy. These are not conditions of the heart from the true God of love, but the deceptive god of the world.

Both gods promise the same thing, but only one can be telling the truth. The world has accepted the promise of peace through a utopian society built on equality, (Socialism or Communism). But one side neglects to reveal that every attempt to establish that Utopian world has failed. This is the deception, the “astro turf” of socialist liberalism. This is what liberals have taught our children for so many years that the truth is unrecognizable today. Our children from 1955 became the parents of the 1960’s who taught my generation their love of life and respect for our planet and people. We became “tree huggers,” “save the whale” people, environmentalists, and humanitarians. We believed that we could accomplish all this with logic, reason, science, and without the help of God. We taught this to our children of the 1980’s and they became the adults of the 2000’s who are the power players of today teaching their children that God is irrelevant, man can accomplish everything, and Jesus Christ never lived. Today’s godless culture is the result of five generations of progressively superficial, conservative, and religious Christianity.

This may not really be the most popular blog to read. Sometimes it’s very difficult to write. But there are really very few people that try to tell the truth to the best of their ability. To openly admit to believe, and strive to believe, only the God’s honest truth is dangerous. Superficial Christians are convinced that their doctrinal knowledge is the absolute truth. But their “truth” has nothing to do with building a relationship with God directly without an understanding of the Holy Spirit and the spiritual realm. Superficial Christianity is nothing different from the carnal Christianity that Paul mentions in many places, for instance:

1 Corinthians 3: 3 “For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?”

This is the where the majority of mainline Christianity has gone. To tell the truth, is to rock the boat. And we all know that the one who rocks the boat eventually gets thrown out of the boat to keep everyone else secure. This is the deception of carnal Christianity, that a believer in God who only accepts that Jesus Christ is their savior is secure in their salvation without having to build a relationship with either God or Jesus. The presence of the Holy Spirit is only a token presence, it has no purpose or meaning in the carnal Christian’s life. I know I am rocking the boat with this blog and I would be really surprised to find a large following. But if you really want to graduate to true Christianity and build a living and real relationship with God, to know the voice of Jesus, because of an active Holy Spirit in your life, then “Rules for Radical Christians: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game” may be for you. If true spiritual Christianity scares you, then this blog and book are also not for you.

But if you believe that the end is near and Jesus Christ of Nazareth is going to return soon, then you need to have a personal and real relationship with Him. He will only save for eternity, those whom He personally knows. This is not a sentence I want to hear, nor do I want you to hear:

Matthew 7: 33 “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

Those who choose only to walk by the flesh are those “that work iniquity.” Why? Because carnal Christians have chosen to reject the walk of faith by the Holy Spirit. They have chosen instead to walk by the reason and logic of their doctrine instead. Their faith is not on God, but on men. This is the weakness of Christian religion and the Radical Christian walk of faith, rests entirely upon faith in God. You cannot please God by walking in the logic of the flesh, or the logic of the world. If you really want to please God, you must learn how to walk in faith by the Holy Spirit of Truth.

Hebrews 11: 6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

To carnal Christians and liberals, Radical Christians are believing a pipe dream with no proof of its reality. However, Radical Christians are given proof every time we choose to believe God that He is living and real. Every time we need to be delivered from some calamity, He makes Himself known. Every time we need Him to demonstrate He’s real, God does so. God shows His power when someone is healed, someone is delivered from devil spirits, or circumstances happen that confirms His power and delivers the believer from an unavoidable calamity. Radical liberals walk by the spirit as well, but it is a spirit of error. The only way to defeat the spirit of error, is with the Spirit of Truth. These are the two spirits at work in the world, are you sure of which spirit you serve?

1 John 4: 6 “We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.”

This level of faith cannot be built overnight. Building a relationship with God is just like building a relationship with a new friend. This book not only shows how we got to the place we’re at, but what we can do to return to God. Not what mankind can do. Not even what the church can do. But what you can do for yourself to be certain of your eternity with God. That is the whole purpose of the book and this blog, to open your eyes to the truth that God is real and God loves you. God has provided a way for you to walk with Him, trust Him, and have a relationship with Him, just as He did with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The grass on both sides of the fence is green. But it’s not an illusion on this side. This side of the fence has real grass, meaning you can build real faith upon the one true God. Are you bold enough to be a Radical Christian? The book below will show you how and you can get it by clicking on the image below. When you finish reading it, thank you for voting for the book at the next link below.

Published by DodgeD500

I am a retired full time power plant mechanic. I am also a Radical Christian follower of God with 48 years of volunteer ministry service and training. I hold a degree as an Associate of Biblical Theology, and a Bachelor of Practical Ministry. I have volunteer experience as an Evangelist, property manager, set builder, stage electrician, musician, singer, conference security, food service distribution manager, and a former associate pastor for New Revelation Christian Development Center in Smyrna, TN. I am the founder of Power House Institute and Ministry and the author of Rules for Radical Christians: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game. I believe every born again Christian has the ability interact with God Almighty by way of His Holy Spirit and this is Radical Christianity. It is my mission to encourage and empower spiritual greatness in every Christian believer, no matter which brand of Christianity they choose to follow. By doing so, change the world around us, and the culture we live within. I believe Radical Christians are part of every Christian church in the world. If we want to restore morality, Radical Christians are the only answer for recovery. I want my book and this blog become a powerful and winning influence against Atheist liberalism. We can restore our culture through the combined power and influence of God at work in the lives of Radical Christians everywhere.

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