Main reference: Zec 12:1, Jn 3:3-6, Isa 1:22
How is God’s creation different from the creation of other denominations?
There are things that God created and things that pastors of other denominations created. God formed the spirit of man (Zec 12:2), but if something different enters this spirit, it becomes like wine diluted with water (Isa 1:22), changing in taste and color. In the same way, because Satan’s words and thoughts entered Adam whom God created, Adam’s original character changed and his life began to turn into death.
People are like computers or recorders. They inscribe on their hearts what they hear and see, and those become daily necessities that provide guidance.
Believers cannot see God but they can see, touch, and read the Bible. That is why the Bible, like God, must be the standard of our faith. But there are times when believers cannot understand the content of the Bible even though they fervently read it. Pastors of various denominations create their own commentaries (interpretations of the Bible) and rely on them more than on the Bible. And they teach the church members those commentaries. Moreover, each denomination teaches different commentaries; they are all different. So a pastor from one denomination cannot become a pastor in another denomination. If he wants to be acknowledged by the other denomination and gain the right to teach there, he has to learn and accept their doctrine first. What is more, the pastors do not teach the same content so there are thousands of different interpretations among the pastors and believers. And they each speak and act differently, in their own ways, based on what they learned. If Jesus comes when this is happening, would he compliment and praise the people who have accepted these commentaries or would he rebuke them?
If they (the Jews) believed in the prophecies of the Old Testament during Jesus’ first coming, would they have killed Jesus? Jesus came and fulfilled the Old Testament and conveyed this news to the people (Jn 19:30). At that time, the priests were like strangers to the Bible, because they did not teach with the correct understanding of the Word but with man’s thoughts and man’s words. It is written in Luke 18:8 that it will be the same when Jesus returns. Even if the absolute truth comes, people will find it difficult to believe in it because the truth sounds different from what they have previously learned. Even if the promised pastor of the New Testament comes and teaches the truth, will the people perceive it, the people who believed all their lives that men’s teachings and lies were truth? Would they not call it a heresy instead?
On earth are many types of religions and they all claim to believe in God. Their scriptures, contents, meanings, actions, and ceremonies, however, are all different. Those who learned Buddhism have Buddhist beliefs, those who learned Confucianism have Confucian beliefs, and those who learned Islam have Islamic beliefs. Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism and etc., each have different scriptures and teach and learn different things.
Let us now examine God’s work and the genealogy of the individuals who appeared in this work.
The history of Christianity started with Adam, the first man acknowledged by God. This lineage continued down to Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Catholicism, and Protestantism. Many religions have copied and adopted names from this lineage of Adam to Jesus. Their origin, genealogy, and history, however, are unclear with many discrepancies. Their prophecies of their “promised ones” are not thorough and consistent. Yet, they continue to act and believe in what they have always believed in, because that is all they know and have learned. And they mistakenly believe that their ideology is the only truth, a major cause of religious conflicts.
Let us say that a scripture written through a divine revelation exists and it outlines a clear genealogy from Adam to today, but we do not understand it. Then it is no different from not having a scripture at all. We would be no better than a non-believer if we follow and rely on arbitrary interpretations of that scripture. Aside from Christianity, the founding leaders of the majority of religions are self-appointed. On the other hand, God prophesied through prophets in every era that He will send one pastor and that certain events will take place when that happens. When the time came, He fulfilled those prophecies.
God told the chosen people to believe in the prophecies and in the promised pastor. The promised pastor appears according to the prophecies, fulfills the prophecies, walks with God, receives a revelation from God, and acts according His commands. For example, God fulfilled through Moses the prophecy He had made through Abraham, and at the First Coming, God fulfilled the prophecies He had made through the Old Testament prophets. Hence, Jesus was the promised pastor. Jesus was born from a virgin (Isa 7:14), was born in Bethlehem (Mi 5), entered Jerusalem riding on a colt (Zec 9), and fulfilled the Old Testament (Jn 19:30).
In the same way, the Book of Revelation has prophecies that will fulfill at the Second Coming, and no word can be added to or taken away from it. Like the First Coming, there is also a promised pastor at the Second Coming (Rv 2-3, Rv 22:16). Because this individual overcame as prophesied, there is now God’s kingdom and salvation (Rv 12). God promised in advance and He came to fulfill it after the promise was made known to the whole world.
What do the religions believe in today? They believe in the prophecies, the things that were promised. What has been promised? People must first see the history of the fulfillment of prophecies in order to believe that the prophecy of this generation will surely fulfill. Saying “I believe, I believe” when there are no prophecies are empty words. There must be a prophecy for future events and on what kind of pastor will be sent. Simply having the title, “religion,” does not make any group a true religion. False religions are ruining the true religion, and false pastors are ruining the true pastors. But they are not aware of their actions, because they are so absorbed in their own religion and think that their actions are righteous.
That is why God spoke of the end of the age. God cannot stand by idly and watch when people cannot free themselves from being absorbed into their own religion. He promised to fulfill the prophecies of establishing a new kingdom and new people in a new era.
People are so absorbed in their own religion and their pastors that it is impossible for them to come out. Those who cannot believe in the new thing have created their own destruction. Who is to blame?
God has been speaking of these things patiently for six thousand years, the destruction of humanity (by nuclear weapons) is very near, but if all religions on earth repent and unite with God like the people of Nineveh, then God will undo this plan. That is why the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Office was established to unite all religions (refer to Rv 21:24-27).
The destruction and the salvation of humanity lie on the religions. Let us all repent and save humanity.