"I am the Way, the TRUTH, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." - Yeshua
In a few hours, one of the longest running, intensely popular, science fiction television series, The X-Files, is coming back to television for a six episode event. I love The X-Files. I remember my Dad showing me the X-Files movie back when I was probably seven or eight years old and immediately my interest was peaked. The action, the danger, the conspiracy were all really exciting for me, and eventually, as I would get into film myself, I began to formulate stories similar to those of The X-Files. No, I'm not talking about ghosts, monsters, or little green men (well, kind of but not really, stay with me), I'm talking about TRUTH.
In the past year or two since it was announced that Mulder and Scully would be gracing our television screens once again I began to re-watch the series, or at least the mythology aspects of it, and it's spin-offs Millennium, The Lone Gunmen, and even Harsh Realm (the last one not officially a spin-off). While doing this I realized something that I didn't really understand before, the real reason why I loved The X-Files, or really anything Chris Carter put out, it's because of all the truth in it.
Now take that how you will, but let's talk about the series' tag-line for a second here: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE. Yes, it most certainly is, and as I continued watching the series I picked up many things that I hadn't before when I was a kid. Project Paperclip, Agent Orange, JFK, 9/11, MK-Ultra, "alien"/human hybrids and other genetic engineering, the Crusades, satanic super soldiers, virtual reality, etc. Now, don't call me crazy yet or label me a "conspiracy theorist" (if you have that's okay, I honestly couldn't care less) because after looking into many of these things myself I began to realize just how much is not only hidden from the American public but also thrown right in front of our face, because the "Powers that Be" know that we aren't really going to do anything about it.
As Americans we've gotten comfortable, complacent, willfully ignorant. We, and I mean this to say Americans as a whole not myself personally, are fighting for "social justice" movements as opposed to actually paying attention to what is going on in the world, because again the Powers that Be would rather have us be concerned with gay rights than the idea that the people who "run" our country actually financed the same people who we are, supposedly, fighting against.
Please note that when I'm talking about the "Powers that Be", I'm not just talking about the US government or the group of Elites who control the majority of the wealth and governments in the world, I'm actually talking about Satan and his demons, the evil, dark forces that we face in this present darkness. Ephesians 6:12 reminds us that "we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness in this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
However, this is not an editorial on them, as Christians we need to be praying AGAINST these devils in the name of Jesus and through the Spirit of Truth (Holy Spirit) instead of letting them walk all over us.
One of many problems with America today is that people are apathetic. They just don't care as long as it doesn't personally or immediately affect them. If it does, than they'll fight for or against it, but generally it doesn't so people don't care. Do Christians not understand that we can't be that way? I was like that for a long time I feel like, but only now has the Lord begun to awaken my soul and convict my heart to fight. But again, this article is not about fighting, it's about the truth.
One of the things I've been praying to the Lord about recently is that He would reveal to me the truth in every situation, that I would not just believe whatever I'm told or blindly follow someone else's "truth", but that I would search for the answer. I've been praying for the heart of a "truth-seeker" and I truly believe that the Lord has been answering my prayers, in fact, I almost wonder if I had to pray for it at all. My parents have always been "truth-seekers", at least since I can remember, and I'm beginning to wonder if it's not genetic, if it actually runs in the blood of the Petty family. Nevertheless, I continue to pray that I would seek ONLY truth.
As Christians we know the ULTIMATE truth. That Jesus, the Messiah, the Christ, our Savior and Lord, is the ONLY way to God the Father, the ONLY way to have eternal life with Him, and the ONLY real source of TRUTH in the universe. This is what brings about salvation, believing that Jesus is the ONLY way to the Father, that ONLY He can save your soul from Hell and make you righteous no matter your sin, that ONLY He is Truth, the true SON OF GOD. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing from the Word of God (Romans 10:17). We know that God's Word is Truth, and we know that Jesus is the Word made flesh (John 1:14), this Jesus is Truth.
"Why are you telling us this? We know this, get on with the point!"
If that's what you're thinking now, then I'm glad you are because that means you have faith and really do understand the truth, but unfortunately in America, most self-proclaimed Christians don't really understand or believe this. They refuse to repent and continue living in sin, they refuse to share their "faith" and instead conform to the world and what it tells them to think, and they refuse to take God's Word as truth over man's.
Although I am talking about America as a whole here, I'm specifically talking about the "American Church", if you can really call it that. A "church" which no longer believes that the Spirit is working the same way He always has since Christ ascended. A "church" which ignorantly believes that they're getting taken out of here before all Hell breaks loose, for no other reason that the majority of pastors say that's what going to happen. A "church" that stood idly by as babies were slaughtered throughout this county and as sexual immorality ran rampant throughout the country and even invaded the church! A "church" that ignores prophetic warnings and doesn't take scripture at face value, instead twisting the context to make it say what they want it to (and to be fair, I think every believer on some level, myself included, is guilty of this one). This is the American Christian Church and we have been deceived.
Honestly, this isn't where I planned to go with this article, I actually intended to go into a different direction about discovering the truth about what our country has been doing for a hundred years, about the federal reserve and FEMA, about the system we're approaching that is eventually going to turn into the "one world government"/New World Order Mark of the Beast system, but this is clearly not where the Lord wanted me to go, so if you want more on that I would encourage you all to read Paul McGuire and Troy Anderson's book "The Babylon Code: Solving the Bible's Greatest End-Times Mystery". It's very good and intense (and with cited sources for you skeptics), but I would encourage you all to check it out.
To be completely truthful here, this article is kind of a rant, it's kind of a WAKE UP CALL to those who are still living in the darkness. You see, Christ called US, His people, CHRISTIANS, to be the Light of the World, His righteousness! "But we've thrown out our candles and left men for dead" says the Christian power-metal band Theocracy in their song "Light of the World" off of their latest album "As the World Bleeds". Their lyrics there couldn't be closer to the truth! Christians in countries around the world die and are slaughtered and maimed and tortured and God knows what else just because they believe in Jesus as the Son of God! And yet, we here, the Christians in the United States of America, WHO HAVE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, refuse to share what we have so graciously been given.
It's not because we're being selfish about Jesus, I think most Christians would agree that they want people to be saved. It's because of a few things but I think one of them is that we have allowed ourselves to be a part of the world, to look like the world, act like the world, love the things OF the world! And guess what guys, "if any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." (1 John 2:15)
Here's the thing, I am not perfect, I'm not trying to be condescending or rude, and I'm certainly not trying to be unloving, but we truly need to GET OVER OURSELVES as a church and RISE UP to share the Gospel, the Good News of Christ, and tell people that not all hope is lost, that if they repent of their sins and turn to God in faith that Jesus, the Son of God, paid the penalty for sin, that they could be saved and have eternal life with the Father, and ONLY THEN can the Spirit of Truth decend on them like a dove. That is salvation, that is the Gospel, that is the message of the entire Bible, and at the end of the day that is Truth.