Religions DO co-operate, but the results are far from peace. Their
invovlvement in politics anmd even big business identify them as the
entity that the Bible terms " Babylon the Great". Revelation 18;2.
Warnings have been issued in being invovlved in this organisation.
THE END OF FALSE RELIGION IS NEAR
What is false religion; Are you distressed about crimes committed in
the name of false religion? Do the warfare, terrorism and corruption
perpetrated by those who claim to serve God offend your sense of
justice? Why does religion seem to be at the root of so many problems?
The fault lies, not with all religions, but with FALSE religion. A
widely respected religious figure, Jesus Christ, indicated that false
religion produces bad works, just as a ? rotten tree produces
worthless fruit?. [Matthew 7;15-17] What fruit does false religion
# Meddles in war and politics. ?Across Asia and beyond? says the
journal Asiaweek, ? power hungry leaders are cynically manipulating
people?s religious sentiments for their own needs.? As a result, the
journal warns, ?the world threatens to sink into madness.? A prominent
religious leader in the United States declared ; You?ve got to kill
the terrorists before the killing stops?. His solution? ?Blow them all
away in the name of the Lord?. By contrast, the Bible says; ?If anyone
makes the statement; ? I love God,? and yet is hating his brother, he
is a liar.? [1John 4;20] Jesus even said ; Continue to love your
enemies.? [ Matthew 5;44] How many religions can you think of whose
members engage in war?
#SPREADS FALSE DOCTRINE;
Most religions teach that the soul or spirit is some invisible part of
a human mthat survives death of the physical body. By means of this
teaching, many of these religions exploit their members, charging
money to pray for departed souls. However, the Bible teaches a
different doctrine. ?The soul that is sinning- it itself will die.? [
Ezekiel 18;4] ? The living are conscious that they will die; but as
for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all.? [Ecclesiastes
9;5] Jesus taught that the dead will be resurrected- an unnecessary
action if humans had an immortal soul. [John 11;11-25] Does your
religion teach that the soul does not die?
#TOLERATES IMMORAL SEX
In western lands, church groups ordain gay and lesbian members of the
clergy and urge governments to recognize same sex marriages. Even
churches that condemn immorality have tolerated religious leaders who
have sexually abused children. What, though, does the Bible teach? It
plainly states; ? Do not be misled. Neither fornicators, nor
idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men kept for unnatural purposes, nor
men who lie with men?will inherit God?s Kingdom.? [ 1 Corinthians 6;
9,10] Do you know of religions that condone immoral sex?
What does the future hold for religions that produce rotten fruit?
Jesus warned; Every tree not producing fine fruit gets cut down and
thrown into the fire.? [ Matthew 7;19] Yes, false religion will be
chopped down and destroyed! But how and when will this happen? A
prophetic vision recorded in the Bible book of Revelation, chapters 17
and 18, provides the answer.
HOW WILL FALSE RELIGION END?
Picture the scene. A harlot is sitting on the back of a fearsome
beast. The beast has seven heads and ten horns. [ Revelation 17;1-4]
Whom does the harlot represent? She exert influence ?over the Kings of
the earth.? She dresses in purple, uses incense, and is exceedingly
wealthy. In addition, by means of her spiritistic practice, ?all the
nations are misled?, [Revelation 17;18?18;2,13,23] The Bible helps us
to see that this harlot is a worldwide religious entity. She depicts,
not any one religion, but all religions that produce rotten fruit.
The beast that the harlot rides pictures the world?s political
powers.* [Revelation 17;10-13] False religion straddles the back of
this political beast, attempting to influence its decisions and to
control its direction.
Soon, though, an amazing event will take place. ?The ten horns that
you saw, and the wild beast, these will hate the harlot and make her
devastated and naked, and will eat up her fleshy parts and will
completely burn her with fire?. [Revelation 17;16] In a sudden
shocking move, the world?s political powers will turn on false
religion and completely destroy her! What will prompt this action? The
Bible book of Revelation answers; God put it into their hearts to
carry out HIS thought? [Revelation 17;17] Yes, God will call false
religion to account for all the despicable acts she has committed in
his name. In a stroke of perfect justice, he will use her political
paramours as his instrument of execution.
What must you do if you do not want to share the fate of false
religion? ? Get out of her, my people,? urges God?s messenger.
[Revelation 18;4] Indeed, now is the time to flee from false religion!
But to where can you flee? Not into atheism, since its future is also
bleak. [ 2 Thessalonians 1; 6-9] The only haven is within true
religion. How can you identify true religion?
*for a detailed explanation of this subject, see the book
REVELATION-ITS GRAND CLIMAX AT HAND! Published by Jehovah?s Witnesses.
HOW TO IDENTIFY TRUE RELIGION
What good fruit should true religion produce? ? Matthew 7;17.
#PRACICES LOVE; True worshippers are no part of the world. Are not
divided by race or culture. And display love among themselves John
13;;35?17;16?.Acts 10;34,35] Rather than killing one another, they are
willing to die for one another. 1 John 3;16.
#TRUST GOD?S WORD; Instead of teaching ?tradition? and ?Commands of
men as doctrines?, true religion bases its doctrine on God?s word, the
Bible. [ Matthew 15;6-9] Why? Because ? All scripture is inspired of
God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things
straight?. ? 2 Timothy 3;16
STRENGTHENS FAMILIES AND UPHOLDS HIGH MORAL STANDARDS;
True religion trains husbands to ?love their wives as their own
bodies,? helps wives to develop ?deep respect for their husbands,? and
teaches children to ?be obedient to their parents,? [ Ephesians
5;28,33?6;1] In addition, those entrusted with positions of authority
must have exemplary morals.-1 timothy 3; 1-10.
Does any religion meet these standards? The book HOLOCAUST POLITICS,
published in 2001, says; If more people practiced versions of what the
Jehovah?s Witnesses preach and practice, the Holocaust could have been
prevented and genocide would scourge the world no more.
Indeed, in 235 lands, Jehovah?s Witnesses do not just preach the
Bible?s moral standards- they live by them. We urge you to ask
Jehovah?s Witnesses to help you learn what God requires of you so that
you can worship him acceptably. Now is the time to act. Do not delay.
The end if false religion is near- Zephaniah 2; 2,3.