Examine What You Believe

God has revealed Himself in the creation all around us, and in His written Word – the Bible

The one true God is a God of order, who has allowed man to corrupt that order in countless ways. When God created time and space, you and me, and He also included a very unique thing into His creation called “free will”.  Why?  Because without free will, it is impossible to choose, impossible to love.  And because God is love, and wanted His creatures to love Him back, He gave us that same free will that He possesses. That same free will was also initially given to the spirit world – an invisible world of spirit beings we call angels. God created angels as His messengers, and to render service to mankind. Its important to realize that Almighty God exists in a realm that transcends time, space and matter. In other words, He is not trapped in time and space as we are.

How do we know these things? Only because God has revealed them through His Living Word, Jesus and His written word, the Bible. If God did not give us the Bible, we would have no way to know for sure that God exists. We would only have His created things to examine, and we would be forever lost trying to find answers to those important questions in life, such as; Why are we here?, Where did we come from?  What is the meaning of life?

Many people try to answer these questions by examining God’s creation without knowing God. That is one of the main reasons the world is so messed up – people end up worshiping the “creation”, rather than the Creator! Allow me to return to that spirit world for a minute.

Before God spoke the world into existence, there was a rebellion in heaven. Using his God given free will an angel, who’s name is Satan, became jealous of God and decided he wanted to be like God (usurping God authority, and even God Himself).  Satan instigated a rebellion in heaven, which resulted in a third of the angels forming an allegiance with Satan. God cast them out of heaven, and now many demons wreak havoc in our world.

Satan has many names, “The god of this world” (2 Cor 4:1-4) and “The prince of the power of the air” (Eph 2:1-2). His names are very revealing, when you consider the corrupted state of our world!

God has chosen Rev. Magezi and Christ Transformation Ministries (CTM) to fight these demons and set many captives free “…you will know the truth and the truth will make you free.” (John 8:31-32). As I mentioned before, God is a God of order and we must do things according to God’s Word (Jesus), who said “…apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:4-6) So, when it comes to accepting support, CTM looks to God’s people to supply that support. If you haven’t given your life to Jesus Christ and accepted Him as your God, Lord and Savior, then we want to help you come to that truth, before we will ask you to support us. Bring us your doubts, your hurts, your confusion and we will introduce you to the one and only God of all comfort. Study the Good News carefully.

Some Ways to Examine Yourself

Here are some easy ways to examine your beliefs and know if what you are believing in is true:

  • Does your religion tell you to worship some created thing, like the sun, moon, stars or a sacred animal of some sort? If so, you are in a false religion. (Rom 1:18:-35)
  • Is the founder of your religion dead, or some so called prophet of god that lived on earth and then died and has remained dead ever since? Your religion is powerless to save you, because you will die just like your profit. (2 Tim 4:3-4) (2 Peter 2:1-2)
  • Do you bow down before some man made image or statue to worship your god? You are not worshipping the true God, just a man-made idol.
  • In your religion is Jesus Christ looked upon as just a “good man, a great teacher”, or merely a prophet of god, the brother of Satan or anything other than Almighty God Himself? That religion doesn’t know who Jesus truly is, and it can’t help you know God or live forever! (John 10:27-30)
  • Are many books or writings used to form the basis of your beliefs or used in addition to the Bible? Your religion has been corrupted by false teachers and the elementary principles of a lost and dying world.
  • Do you believe that the world has always existed, and is the product of blind evolutionary chance, and only natural processes?  That the heavens and the earth are not the work of an Almighty Creator? Then you have been deceived by godless men and have been captivated by the greatest evil deception of modern times. There is plenty of hard, scientific evidence that a creation event took place!  That all space, time and matter arose as the product of a First Cause.  Increasingly, scientists see compelling evidence for this conclusion.
  • Finally, do people of your faith advocate killing other people, train their children to hate people made in the image of God, just because they look different or live in a different culture? God loves all people and will not tolerate injustice and murder forever. For we know Him who said, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY” And again, “THE LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE.” (Heb 10:30)

Here in Uganda, most people live in poverty and have been immersed in ancestor worship. Many are under the control of witchdoctors, and the forces of darkness. But we have witnessed the love and power of God at work in bringing the truth to the uneducated and captive people we minister to. If you are reading this and God has blessed you with a formal education, a good job and the material blessings the world seeks after, God has a warning for you. Please consider these words recorded in God’s Word:

  • “There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death” (Prov 14:11-12)
  • “And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
  • God repeats this warning three times: (Matt 19:16-26) (Mark 10:17-30) (Luke 18:18-30). When God repeats the same thing three times, you will do well to read what Jesus had to say to the rich young ruler!
  • “…Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?” (1 Cor 1:19-21)

So, don’t be too quick to believe someone just because they have their PhD or the world follows their teachings. Remember God has made foolish the wisdom of the world. The truth of God is so simple, that small children accept it much faster than people who claim to “know it all”!

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