A Lesson From Old Spice

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pathstotruthExperience is everything. Right? Or so says the tagline on the back of my husband’s deodorant. When it comes to odor- this very well may be accurate. But what about your church? Do you really want your church marquee and your deodorant to share the same message? Do you want your pastor taking lesson notes from his toiletries?

That message on the back of the deodorant struck me this morning. My husband and I left our church over four years ago when we became aware that they shared the same slogan. The pastor admitted it was so in a blog he posted on the subject of, what I term, experiential relativism. He explained that while moderns once valued “truth”  more highly, they, as a post-modern church, would say they, along with the current generation, value experience more highly. There is no basic truth. A person’s perception of truth is formed by his experiences. And because your life experiences are different than mine, our “truths” are different, often diametrically opposed, yet, both are equally valid.

This ridiculous conundrum, or shall I say, riddle, forced my husband and I to ask ourselves from whence do we derive “truth”? What is it? Where is it? How can I find it? And once we have happened upon it- how, pray-tell, can we walk in it?

God has now graciously taught us this experienced-based belief system is a mirage in the desert of religion- it’s arrid waves leading astray desperate and thirsty wanderers.

This relativism can now be found in nearly every church in America. Oh, don’t scoff yet, my little friend. You would be surprised. I once thought like you: not my church! I find it eerily disappointing how unwilling the masses are to question their churches and their pastors. Scripture warns us a time would come upon the earth when a man would deceive the people, demanding worship from everyone on earth. I never could see how that would be possible, until now. When I speak to my loved ones and friends about the mass apostasy infiltrating the churches and can demonstrate with profound evidence that the church they are attending is deeply imbedded, they are quick to deny the facts. Another common response is, “Well, I don’t get involved with all of that stuff, I just go on Sunday’s.” My reply back is, “Show me in Scripture where God allows that.” They never can. It has become a matter of opinion.

On that point, it has all become a matter of opinion, hasn’t it? This relativism, this experiential truth, it is up to one’s opinion. There is no absolute basis for Truth. Ah, but is there? John 17:17 “Sanctify them by Truth. Thy Word is Truth.” He tells us His Word is Truth. He does not tell us that our life experiences, our feelings, and our opinions count for truth.

One cannot simply believe their 5 senses, or that sweet, lying voice in your heart to know what is right, and good, and pleasing. Proverbs 28:26 “He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool.” Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

Jeremiah 6:16 “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

Thus- the state of our world and the professing apostate church.

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Posted on January 17th 2013 in Uncategorized

7 Responses to “A Lesson From Old Spice”

  1. Jackie Says:

    Great blog! We left our church too, so glad to know we are not the only ones calling out these men and their apostasy. It saddens me that when I tell people about what’s going on… They don’t care or believe it.

  2. Berean Gal Says:

    The apostasy is very alive and seemingly doing very well. One day the Lord Jesus Christ will say “enough”.
    Then they will know that there is a black & white truth. They heard. They saw. They tasted. They handled. Oh what a sad, sad day to realize too late. I pray for those still in the fellowship we were asked to leave, I love them still and always will.
    This is another sign of the very soon coming of Jesus!
    “Not too many days”

  3. Berean Gal Says:

    Found this great quote:

    Fathers and mothers, watch over your children. Keep them from the world. Train them up for the world to come. Draw out their young hearts in admiration of the coming glory, so that earth’s vanities shall fade from their eye. Be careful as to what books or magazines they read. Discriminate between the useful and the useless, between the wholesome and the poisonous. Lead them not into temptation. As the world goes on in its apostasy from God and its deification of humanity, its snares will become more subtle and its falsehoods more beautiful, especially for the young heart and eye. Strait is the gate and narrow is the way that leadeth unto life. No amount of “progress” or “culture” or “liberality” can make that gate wider or that way broader, either for yourselves or your children.—Horatius Bonar

  4. Mom4Truth Says:

    That says it all.

    Thank you, BG.

    I often explain the above mentioned concept to bewildered and anxious parents, and the essentialness of teaching them absolute Truth, not compromising with even the books they choose to read (i.e. reading them books about animals that talk or go on adventures). If you have taught your children that you’re willing to lie, even on something you perceive as innocent and child-like, you have now compromised your legitimacy on the most important task- teaching them ours is a very real God!

    Also- as Mr. Bonar stated, why distract your children with the bread and circus of this world when we are taught that we are to love not the world, neither the things that are in the world? 1 John 2:15 Give them Scripture, LOTS of it. And in the day we stand before a mighty God, we can stand, knowing our efforts were toward the ultimate salvation of our children’s souls, and nothing less.

    Matthew 16:26 “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” If one seeks to provide every material feely-good they can to their children, what does it ultimately profit their soul?

  5. Mom4Truth Says:

    Thank you for your message Jackie. We are out here- though we are few and far between.

    Please come back and visit.

  6. Jackie Says:

    “Yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.” I have never meet another born again bible believer that doesn’t let their children watch Disney movies. I am blow away…Where is the desernment?…Is it because they are following men rather than God. Disney is full of witchcraft, lies, black and white magic. It is not simple concerning evil, and is Desensitizing children to evil practices. These things are not glorifying to God. It is raising your child in the way of the world, they are not being set apart. Same with books and tv shows. I am so glad my husband forwarded me your blog.. (We are going to the conference in Colorado.) I am so blessed to know my children aren’t the only ones that aren’t reading or watchig things that aren’t glorifying to God.
    Lets us not grow weary in doing good, we are called to raise them in the way they should go so they won’t depart when they are old.

  7. Mom4Truth Says:

    Thank you, Jackie.

    The rabbit hole goes muuuuuuch deeper with Disney than most know or understand. I will not write about it on here. Suffice it to say, some Google searching will be eye-opening.

    Like I said, the Word. That is all the babies need. KJV or Geneva. Don’t let the world tell you it is too hard for them to understand. The Lord gives understanding to those who truly seek it. The world attempts to dumb down their children by buying them a “Bible for Kids”, NIV-style, full of images our Lord commands us not to have. It is so important that the Lord is not tossed in the heap with the Disney characters and fairytale people they are being brought up with. They will simply disregard it all as fable, believing as so many others, that John 3:16 covers them to live the life they please.

    Most professing Christians and their children are not raised with the Word as their law, but rather Aleister Crowley’s “Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole of the Law.”

    So glad to have virtually met you, Jackie! Would love to talk with you more about the conference…

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