Thursday, December 3, 2009

Deceptions




Deceptions. Lies. False sense of security. Hollow philosophies that teach man made tenets in life. We see people blinded by the great pied piper following the enchanting music but to where? To their own doom. God created the universe and man with very simple rules but men chose to disobey God and do things their own way. And now that the world is in shambles, precipitating nearer and nearer to its self imposed doom, men are still deceived and they swallow the grand deceptions because they want to follow their own ways rather than the ways of God. And what is the way of God? God created the whole universe and termed it good. Man was the pinnacle of God's creation because he was created in the image and likeness of God. And God termed the creation of man as good. He instructed man to subjugate the earth and become the steward of God's bountiful provisions for man. But man chose to disobey God. He was cursed and driven out of paradise. And the race of man was never the same again. Man, after Eden, was born in a state of depravity. Even when God sent His only begotten Son to save perishing mankind, most men choose to follow their own ways because they refuse to humble themselves and follow God's ways. And now we see a world full of deceptions and lies. And what are some of these deceptions and lies?

1. That the very purpose of man's life is the pursuit of happiness;
2. That anything that seems good and pleasurable for man should be pursued unimpeded;
3. That there is a continuum of life so why bother with this present life;
4. That man must achieve the pinnacle of success no matter what the cost may be and no matter who gets hurt;
5. Let us eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die.

Many are deceived by moral sounding philosophies like love, god, universal brotherhood, light, existentialism, gnosticism, etc. And some fanatical beliefs even teach their adherents that they will go straight to paradise if they die in the battlefield fighting for their beliefs. So we see the spectacle of fanatical people sharing death with their victims due to explosives attached to their bodies. But what is the truth really? It is in God's words. And God's words are faithful and true. And God never lies.



Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Deceptions, Lies, False Sense of Security, Hollow Philosophies, Man Made Tenets, Pied Piper, Doom, Man's Ways, God's Ways, Pinnacle of God's Creation, Image and Likeness of God, Stewards, Divine Providence,
Paradise, State of Depravity, Only Begotten Son, Perishing Humanity, Pursuit of Happiness, Continuum of Life, Pinnacle of Success, Fanatical Beliefs, God is Faithful, God Never Lies.

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Spiritual/Inspirational/Motivational

14 comments:

Pia said...

i heard those lies many times. i feel sorry for those who embrace those lies. may they have and encounter with God and be enlightened.

God bless you, bro.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi sis Pia,
Those lies are still peddled today and many people swallow them hook, line and sinker. May they be led to the true light that is Jesus Christ. Thanks for your visit and inspired comments. God bless you always.

Pia said...

i thought of you last night. prayed for you.

kathy said...

Very good post kuya Mel. We are all vulnerable to this deceptions especially in this times when the media just put it out there for everyone to see that the great people are those that enjoy the life's luxuries. Like it's the standard. That's why even kids, as young as they are, their ultimate dream is to have a high-paying job and have a big house, a yacht and all the material things money could buy.

This post reminds me to always instill in my kids that we are here to spread God's love and live according to his ways. That happiness does not rely on having material things.

Your posts always touch me kuya Mel and I even read it to my husband. He is a devout Christian as well. He said that if most people would just read your post and absorb it, the world would be a better place.

Keep on posting and God bless...

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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi sis Pia,
Yes, I am having terrible body pains that's probably why the Holy Spirit touched you. I don't know what's happening to my body. There's so much pain shooting in my body and I feel numbness in some parts of my body. I also wake up every so often at night because of my kidney problem. I never consult any doctor. They will only make me feel worst. I leave everything to the tender mercy of the Lord. At least I can prove to myself about the efficacy of God's words. Thanks for your prayers my dear sister in Christ. It means so much to me. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kathy,
I don't know but you always bring tears to my eyes every time you make a comment. I could really feel your sincerity and your earnestness to communicate your feelings. Material things, wealth, fame and power are not inherently evil. The love for them and the insatiable quest to acquire them no matter what the cost maybe are the ones sinful. The Bible said that "the love of money is the root of all evil." It never said that money per se is evil. Money is good if we use it to help others less fortunate than we are. Mabuti naman at itinuturo mo sa mga anak mo ang tunay na Christian values. Pag dating ng Panginoon ay mawawalang saysay ang lahat nang sinasamba ng mga karaniwang tao. Thanks for your visit and very inspiring comments. God bless you all always.

Dhemz said...

this is a great post kuya mel...bulls eye! tumpak na tumpak....super intelehente mo talaga..saludong saludo ako sau...lawak kasi brain mo...ehhehe!

completely agree ako kay sis kathy....totally!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
Thanks for your visit and inspiring words but as always, TO GOD BE THE GLORY. This is my ministry for the Lord. God bless you all always.

shydub said...

Very smart post Sir Mel. I wish people who are good in lies and deception will realize every mistake they did and cease from leing.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
Importante kasi ang right knowledge para hindi tayo ma deceive ng kalaban. Kailangang grounded tayo sa Biblical truths para malaman natin ano talaga ang katotohanan. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

tin-tin said...

we get deceived at times because that's what we like to believe in...

Tey said...

it's hard to distinguish the real happiness in this world when you are sorrounded by temptation. Thanks for sharing Mel
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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tintin,
Yes, that's why it is important that we develop right knowledge based on the word of God so that we will not be deceived by the enemy. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tey,
That is why we should distinguish between what is real and what is counterfeit happiness. Normally, happiness that last only for a while is a counterfeit happiness. Let us strive for happiness that last for all eternity. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

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