If I knew then what I know now I would have taken ‘The Old Path’
Which is the ‘right’ path to take in life?
Are you sure? How do you know?
Is it wrong to question one’s religion? Confused?
“It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.” ~ Voltaire
We’ve got to Stand for Something or We’ll Fall for Anything
I like the overall message this title sends even if it is similar to an old Country Western song. There’s a verse in the song that says “Never compromise what’s right”. We need to be mindful of this in our own lives. Once we have understanding of the ‘real’ truth we should never compromise it with the shards of past religious beliefs or theories or philosophies that don’t gel with the truth we have been taught. We must take a stand for the truth, and when we do, we must measure all beliefs (old and new) against it. Am I wrong?
There is an additional verse, from the same song, that says “You’ve got to be your own man not a puppet on a string”. Far too long I have been a puppet on Lucifer’s string. After learning and understanding God’s actual ‘truth’ I was able to ‘cut that string’ and see things, for the first time, clearly. This doesn’t mean that I don’t make mistakes and this doesn’t mean I know all truth, what it does mean is I’m trying to the best of my ability (and with a good measure of help from the Father) to overcome weaknesses in my life and be responsive to the Father and His truth.
Once we are on that narrow path, learning and living the ‘Way’, we must do everything possible to continue on this path – frankly our ‘lives/souls’ depend on it. We must be diligent in holding fast to the truth. We can’t allow false principles to creep back in our lives no matter where they come from; family, friend, or foe. A truism that I have always liked is by Maurice Saatchi; “If you stand for something you will have people for you and people against you. But if you stand for nothing you will have nobody for you and nobody against you.”
As ‘truth seekers’ we must take a stance for the Father’s truth. We constantly need to be aware of the ‘wolves’ in lamb’s clothing’ that regularly comes in and out of our lives trying to sew discord and confusion. And, again, be aware that the wolf maybe family, friend, or foe. I know individuals that left the certainty of the Father’s truth to return to the shards of their past (religious) beliefs due to either family or spouse demands. In these cases the wolf actually lived in the family or home.
So, we need to stand for the Father’s truth, pray always, and watch out for the wolves (because they are there ready to devour us).