The Way of Truth

Do You Know the Way?

    2 Keph (Peter) 2:1-3 RNV Moreover there also are false prophets in the people, and as there will be false teachers in you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies and deny the Sovereign who redeemed them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many will follow their destruction through whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3 And in covetousness they will exploit you with fabricated words, whose judgment from of old will not linger and their damnation does not slumber.

In this world today there are many so-called "Christian faiths" and even many non-Christian faiths and each one of them fully believes that they are the only ones that know the "truth." Why is this?

The apostle Shimown Keph (Simon Peter) explains it quite well in his second letter to the assembly. He says there that after the apostles and others who were eyewitnesses of the life, death, and resurrection of Yahushua that "grievous wolves," meaning unscrupled people who are slaves of satan, will come in to the assembly and scatter the flock. In doing this the truth will be diluted, the message almost lost, and the assembly will cease to follow the tenets of Yahuwah. Instead they will follow man-made doctrines that will lead them to perdition. We can see the results of the actions of tnose "grievous wolves" in the number and totally unscriptural doctrines of the catholic and prostestan denomimnations that cover the earth.

He continues to write on this subject and tells us what these people are like in their everyday lives. I can verify that these things he says are true in the several denominational "churches" which I have attended in my lifetime, mostly as a youngster. Members having sexual affairs with other members not their spouses, and even the preachers doing the same thing. That is about as corrupt as it can get. The very men who are supposed to be "guiding the flock" are instead taking advantage of their position for sexual favors from the congregation. Now and in this day many protestant "faiths" are allowing homosexuals into their congregation and even putting some of them into their "clergy." Likewise they are admitting women into their clergy as preachers, teachers, and deacons quite contrary to scripture. We see the end of these people and their pernicious and impious ways in verse 17 (below).

    2 Keph 2:12-19 Moreover these, like natural living creatures destitute of reason, made into capture and destruction, blaspheme in things in which they are ignorant and will utterly perish in their corruption 13 and will receive the wages of unrighteousness, as those who count it pleasure to carouse in the day. Spots and blemishes, carousing in their deceptions while they feast with you, 14 having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. They have a heart exercised by covetousness, cursed children 15 forsaking the straight way and have gone astray, following the way of Bil'am of Be'owr, who unconditionally loved the wages of unrighteousness 16 moreover was rebuked for his breach of the law, the voiceless beast of burden speaking in a man's voice restrained the madness of the prophet. 17 These are fountains without water, clouds driven by a tempest, for whom the blackness of outer darkness is reserved into the ages. 18 For when they speak extravagant perversity, they allure in wanton lusts of the flesh. Indeed, flee those who turn back in error. 19 They promise them liberty while they are the slaves of corruption, for of whom someone is overcome, to this one also is he brought into bondage.

Yahushua is the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE. Nobody can come to the Father except through Him. NOW is the time to examine yourself to see if you do know the truth and are in obedience to the words and will of Yahuwah, the Father of us all.

C.F. Castleberry
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