Thursday, February 12, 2009
Appearing to be Real
Impostors in the Spirit prefer appearances to reality. Rationalization begins with a look in the mirror. We don’t like the sight of ourselves as we really are, so we try cosmetics, makeup, the right light, and the proper accessories to develop an acceptable image of ourselves. We rely on the stylish disguise that has made us look good or at least look away from our true self. Self-deception mortgages our sinfulness and prevents us from seeing ourselves as we really are—ragamuffins.
I really don’t know of a better description of how religion in any flavor does what it does best, covers up, masks not a defect, but the defiance within fallen man.
But is it any wonder that it should be any different, meaning, the father of lies-religion is a master of disguise, as it were transforming himself (an angel of darkness) into a angel of light!
The quote was from The Ragamuffin Gospel.
While we were in conference we were infiltrated by spies pretending to be Christians, who slipped in to find out just how free true Christians are. Their ulterior motive was to reduce us to their brand of servitude. We didn't give them the time of day. We were determined to preserve the truth of the Message for you.