WHO ELSE, IF NOT JESUS? (XI)
(Continued from part 10…)
Taoist deities include nature spirits, ancient legendary heroes, humanized planets and stars, Hsien (humans who became immortal and achieved divinity through Taoist practices and teachings), ancestor spirits and animals such as dragons, tigers, phoenixes, snakes and lions. All human activities—even such things as drunkenness and robbery— are represented by deities as well. (*One World Nations Online*)
Synonymous to Taoism is pantheism. The reason why mankind will descend too low in sin is not unconnected with the fact that when Satan maniacally wrestled earthly dominion from Adam, he installed demons as his diabolical mediators between him and the idolatrous acolytes. Different demonic principalities gave room for ungodly pantheistic options. With the creations of more available gods came the depth of sinfulness. Taoism and its pantheistic proclivity mark it as an offence to the tenets of the Scripture of Jesus.
Marici, believed to be Taoist Dou Mu.
The highest Taoist deity, YùHuáng -ti, is associated with the ancient Chinese god Shang Di, ruler over all Heaven, Earth and the Underworld/ Hell. The Jade Emperor, also referred to as YùHuáng -ti, adjudicates and metes out rewards and remedies to actions of saints, the living, and the deceased according to a merit system loosely called the Jade Principles Golden Script. The Dipper Mother, Dou Mu (斗母 – dǒumǔ), a star deity and a Taoist adoption of the Tantric deity Marici, is the mother of the stars of Ursa Major, the Big Dipper and is considered to be a personification of light and dawn.
It’s Jesus, and none else.
As a saviour and healer, she is invoked through visualizations that unite the adept with cosmic light and “oneness with cosmic principles”. As the cosmic mother of the nine star-gods of the dipper and supposed to be in charge of all star deities, she nurtures and instructs, but the Dipper Mother also maintains her own salvific powers and authority. Thought to derive from one of the devas (inhabitants of the heavenly realms) of Buddhism, she is associated with healing and childbirth. Often she is depicted as sitting on a lotus throne and wearing a crown. She has a third eye in her forehead, and her eighteen arms hold a variety of sacred weapons and vessels.
As the Tao operates impartially in the universe, so should mankind disavow assertive, purposive action. The Taoist life is not, however, a life of total inactivity. It is rather a life of nonpurposive action (wu-wei). Stated positively, it is a life expressing the essence of spontaneity (tzu-jan, “self-so”). (*One World Nations Online*)
None shares in the glory of the True God. “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images” [Isaiah 42:8]. ‘Glory’ is the Hebrew kâbôd (kaw-bode’) properly) weight; but only figuratively in a good sense, splendor or copiousness.’ His name, ‘LORD’, is the covenant name, Yehôvâh (yeh-ho-vaw’): ‘the proper name of the one true God: unpronounced except with the vowel pointings of [ădônây (ad-o-noy’): my Lord, Lord]; ‘(the) self-Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Yahweh, Jewish national name of God.’ He does not share His intrinsic nature and honour with a creature. Only the fakery of Satanism assumes the deceptive deification of idolatry.
The revelation of Jesus is made manifest when He said, “I and my Father are one.” This verse reveals the deity and the eternal existence of Jesus. The pronoun ‘I’ is egō (eg-o’): ‘A primary pronoun of the first person, “I” (only expressed when emphatic).’ The auxiliary ‘are,’ esmen (es-men’) –a masculine gender– is a: first person plural indicative of [eimi (i-mee’): to be, to exist]; ‘we are.’ It is quite interesting to understand that ‘one’, heis (hice): ‘(including the neuter hen) is a portrayal of ‘one’ as an essence.’
“…he that hath seen me hath seen the Father” (John 14:9).
Jesus is not saying that He and the Eternal Father are ‘one’ Cardinal Person. That will violate Scripture. Each of the Members of the Trinity is a distinct Personage. I will like to use John Gill’s commentary on John 10:30 which runs thus: “we are one”; that is, in nature and essence, and perfections, particularly in power; since Christ is speaking of the impossibility of plucking any of the sheep, out of his own and his Father’s hands; giving this as a reason for it, their unity of nature, and equality of power; so that it must be as impracticable to pluck them out of his hands, as out of his Father’s, because he is equal with God the Father, and the one God with him.”
None sees the Father perfectly; the Son, who is equal with the eternal Father, and the perfect manifestation of Him is the One who does; none else. Dou Mu. She most definitely reminds me of Semiramis. She is the Madonna of Catholicism. There, absolutely, can never be any mother in the celestial Rainbow Administration of the Almighty. Religion will allow a Dou Mu to receive idolatrous adoration. Only the Ones of the throne of the heavenly assizes receive the true worship: The Father, the eternal Son, and the Holy Spirit, represented by the seven eternal conflagrations.
Go to the Church of God –in Jesus’ name
Getting born again is strictly a conscious effort on the part of an individual. It is of a personal conviction that, as the word of God says, Jesus is truly the only Saviour of the world. A soteriological dependence on the finished work of Jesus is the sole belief requirement of Scripture. Get born again by saying this simple prayer.
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be continued…)
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