So glad you made it here because would like to discuss with you one of the most pressing issues in Christianity today. Who is God? What is He like? Who is the Holy Spirit? How does He operate? Is there a “real” Holy Spirit and can there be a “false” Holy Spirit? How can you tell them apart? The purpose of this website is really to be “revelatory.” It is my hopeful prayer and desire that God reveals Himself more clearly in the things that will be discussed here and the links that will be provided.
We are not here to “throw bombs” or to be incendiary. Neither are we here to be polarizing and antagonizing. However, there is no question but that some of the content and the links will be very challenging and compelling. We will not be making any montages of short sound bytes and video clips to potentially falsely misrepresent but have rather tried our best to allow enough context to accurately convey what different people are proposing as truth that should be accepted as coming from or being of God. We believe that the links will mostly speak for themselves, although, we will make comments and raise questions regarding them. We would like to do this before the Lord, in the spirit of Isaiah 1:18, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord…”
In considering some questions regarding God and the Holy Spirit, or Holy Spirit (without the “the”) if that is what you prefer, it might be best to determine what operational principle Christianity is founded upon. True Christianity, which necessarily involves saving relationship with Jesus Christ, has often been thought of being based on John 3:16, “For God so loved the world…” Then we have 1 John 4:8, “Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” So, “love” is undoubtedly a fundamental characteristic of God and therefore should be an operating principle for how Christians live and interact with others. But is it the only fundamental characteristic of God? And herein lies the purpose, an honest assessment of that question must return uncontendably the answer, “No. it is not.” Obviously it is not.
God has many attributes, characteristics, and qualities. And even if you decide that love is your favorite one that does not mean that it exists at the expense of God’s other attributes or qualities. In other words, God is infinitely perfect and unlimited in His nature and so all of His attributes and qualities are infinitely perfect and unlimited because they are partake essentially of God’s essence, or essential being. So what I would like to propose to you is simply this, and I want to keep it simple. I want to take one other attribute of God which I claim is, like love, essential to God’s being, namely, “truth.”
I want to propose to you that no matter how “loving” you try to make God or suggest that He is, without this other fundamental quality of His nature, “truth,” God would cease to be God as we know Him, and actually God wouldn’t be God at all. So, if truth is essential to God’s nature and being, why has the modern Christianity and the Charismatic movement largely neglected this aspect of God. The same thing can be said of “righteousness” and “holiness.” Because of this imbalance we have ended up with a caricature of God. “What is a caricature,” you might ask. Well if I do a basic Google search the Google dictionary comes up first with the definition, “a picture, description, or imitation of a person in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect.” Merriam Webster’s dictionary returns the following:
Definition of caricature
1: exaggeration by means of often ludicrous distortion of parts or characteristics
2: a representation especially in literature or art that has the qualities of caricature
3: a distortion so gross as to seem like caricature
So, the question is do you see my point here. The Charismatic movement’s leaders have magnified one of God’s qualities to the exclusion of all of His others and so has misrepresented and done an injustice to God. God doesn’t give us the right to pick and choose. If we are to be faithful to Him, we must be faithful to the way we represent Him to others. We can’t just zero in on what we are comfortable with. It would be like being stopped by a driver for directions and telling them all the good qualities about the road ahead and how it is the road to get them where they are going to without telling them there are bumps which if you hit them will take out your axle, And oh, it poured the other day and there are parts where it is so muddy you might likely get stuck. And oh, by the way, the rains took the bridge out and there is a sheer 200 ft. drop that will undoubtedly cost you your life. It is all right to love people and also tell them the truth. As a matter of fact, the most loving thing to do in many if not most situations will be to tell them the truth. Telling them all the “good” things while neglecting to tell them the possible “bad” is not telling the truth it is misrepresenting the truth. It’s not really equipping people for the journey. It’s like giving a hiker a really beautiful, comfortable pair of hiking boots without providing food, water, shelter and clothing to protect from the elements. How much have you really helped?
Our Christianity shouldn’t be like what we are warned about in James 2:16, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed [for the body], what good is that?”
In conclusion, it would be remiss if I didn’t mention that a basic Google search returns Google’s dictionary definition of the phrase, “half-truth,” as “a statement that conveys only part of the truth, especially one used deliberately in order to deceive someone.” If you turn to Merriam-Webster’s definition, you get:
Definition of half-truth
1: a statement that is only partially true
2: a statement that mingles truth and falsehood with deliberate intent to deceive
If we are in Christ, then let us turn away from telling “half-truths” about God and the Gospel. Let us be open to all of the truth and not just the parts that preach good or evangelize good. What follows is a list of things to consider and be aware of to help tune you in to the “real” Holy Spirit:
In the times we are living in, there is a lot of deception and a push to compromise. The New Testament has many warnings about compromise. Romans 12:1-3 states:
"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.3. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned."