Idolaters Must Repent

Recently I received another comment to a blog post I posted about the false religion of the Shembe Church under the title Doctrines of Demons. Here is the latest comment which I received: 

i wont say much but a religion can only explain itself the way it wants to so its not up to chritians to decide or coment on a religion thay dont understand. as a nazareth baptist church member i wont make any conclusions about the way the chritians worship Jehovah under their leader Jesus since im not part of their worship but all we need to now is what he teaches in the name of Jehovah since we also believe in him through Shembe ~ Nkosi Thusi

I will deal with this specific comment under this blog post.

This is not only a reply to the Shembe followers, but also to Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, New Agers, Scientologists, Humanists, Confucius followers, Hari Krishna followers, and all the other false religions and cults of this world that fall under ecumenicalism, the nations that you find yourself in are just like Judah – you are idolaters who worship false gods, and prophets, in idolatry. 

Listen to the clear warnings from God Almighty – your Creator:

11Then shalt thou say unto them, Because your fathers have forsaken me, saith the LORD, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law; 12And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me: ~ Jeremiah 16:11, 12

and

19O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. 20Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods? ~ Jeremiah 16:19, 20

Now read the aforementioned Scripture portions in context below when God spoke to His prophet Jeremiah to give a warning about Judah’s idolatry. This idolatry applies to you, too, for God’s Words will never pass away:

10And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt shew this people all these words, and they shall say unto thee, Wherefore hath the LORD pronounced all this great evil against us? or what is our iniquity? or what is our sin that we have committed against the LORD our God? 11Then shalt thou say unto them, Because your fathers have forsaken me, saith the LORD, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law; 12And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me: 13Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that ye know not, neither ye nor your fathers; and there shall ye serve other gods day and night; where I will not shew you favour. 14Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; 15But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers. 16Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. 17For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes. 18And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they have defiled my land, they have filled mine inheritance with the carcases of their detestable and abominable things. 19O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. 20Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods? 21Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is The LORD. ~ Jeremiah 16:10-21

This One True God has said through His prophet Isaiah:

22For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us. ~ Isaiah 33:22

and

21Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. 22Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. 23I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. 24Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. ~ Isaiah 45:21-24

God, who truly is merciful, revealed His Saviour in Himself when He entered this world to save sinners:

16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. ~ John 3:16-18

And Jesus the Christ, God Almighty – He that saves, the anointed One who is sent – gave you the ONLY WAY to be saved on Judgment Day: 

6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. ~ John 14:6

I plead with you to repent of your idolatry and be saved (see John 3:3) through the Lord Jesus Christ. He is your only hope.

36He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. ~ John 3:36

6 Responses

  1. I feel we all intitled to our own opinion, I also feel u quoted one of the best and important verses “22For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us. ~ Isaiah 33:22”! I also thank God that no sin is greater than the other. Therefore u r in no position 2 judge peoples religion…. In all the religion groups uv mentioned…. They all believe in God at the end of the day…. Their teachings may b diff but the goal is d same!!!!

    • Dear Yanda

      Here is a similar answer that deals with the issues raised by Nthabiseng that also applies to your comments.

      All I am concerned about is that I love the Creator of the heaven and the earth – Almighty God – and I love my neighbour, which includes you. God has given His children, His disciples a mandate – to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature (see Mark 16:15). If I had to adopt the attitude of leaving people to their own understanding and devices then I am not a loving person if they are going to hell and I am not warning them. It takes an uncaring hateful person to sit back and not warn anyone – in fact as you said we should not judge other religions, God has already judged them. Everyone who says they believe in “God” is not necessary the Creator God but a god they are more comfortable with and that is idolatry. If they are believing the devil – they need to be warned about the lies and their destruction and pointed to the Truth. Here are some links that you should read:

      Idolatries – An Evil Abomination – Part 1
      Idolatries – An Evil Abomination – Part 2
      Idolatries – An Evil Abomination – Part 3
      Christian bias on calendar – The Witness

      If people knew the Truth there would be no need for these posts. It is because they are on the wide road to hell that they need to be warned. There are only two ways in life, a narrow way and a broad (wide) way. Matthew 7:13, 14 reads: (13)Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: (14)Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

      Love for God’s people compels me to speak and call out to all who think they are alright! By not doing anthing about telling people the Truth makes you guilty of their destruction. You said: “They all believe in God at the end of the day…. Their teachings may b diff but the goal is d same!!!!” I am sorry to say you are wrong in this statement. Jesus said He is the Way, the Truth and the Life and no-one comes to His Father but through Him (see John 14:6). Either God is lying, which is impossible – or you are. You have heard the Truth once again from God’s Word, the Holy Bible.

  2. I am believe in a Jesus Christ just to the clear… but i just want to know how far is too far in judging? Then where do put the boundary that very visible line dthat says now you have really made this person feel to imperfect for God.? Tell me where in hte bible does God specify a Church God judges us on sins far more then the ones you have outlined here stop targeting it really makes the Gospel look cheap.This week is Shembe next week now when you done targeting andthey feel evil enough right when do you page the bible i follow as well and speak about his love and grace?

  3. Gary I love your posts. Why are people sympathetic to lies? There is only one Truth and a lot of lies that looks like the truth but are not genuine. II Corintians 13:8 let people read it. We can’t do anything if we are against the Truth but only if we stand for the Truth. God made one Way to salvation and that is through Jesus. If you are against that you’are against God!!! The Truth doesn’t contradict itself, who is the God of the religion that doesn’t put Jesus as the cornersone? Clearly not Yahweh/Jehovah/Elohim.

    • Thank you Siyanda – the Truth must be told. I think your last statement should read “god” and not “God.”

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