Every person believes something about God, the after-life and the supernatural realm. Some believe that God does not exist. Others worship thousands of “gods”. There are those who claim to be on a “pathway to enlightenment”. Many worship demons, or ascribe spiritual power to objects or the forces of nature. Some even worship themselves.
Mankind is clearly spiritual. Even today, with all our modern technological advances, people still yearn to understand the basic meaning of life. Deep within, people hunger for greater purpose and understanding that goes beyond day-to-day living. People wonder, “Is there more to life than what can be seen, heard, felt, tasted or touched?”
These questions reveal how God created mankind. We were created (Gen 1:26, 27) to know God and His purposes in a personal way (Jer 29: 11- 13). Unfortunately, man’s choice to sin destroyed the innocent communion he once had with his Creator. Thus, the biblical record reveals man’s long and inevitable descent into spiritual darkness.
But the Bible reveals a profound truth as well: God is at work, drawing mankind back to Himself. God has provided a way of salvation for mankind to be restored back to Him.
However, Satan and his demons are also at work. Using deception and lies, they are ceaselessly striving to keep people from the Truth of God and His plan of salvation. Satan knows that the Truth will set humanity free from the bondage of the consequences of sin (John 8:32).
This issue of ACTS Magazine will refresh your understanding of God’s great plan of salvation. It will show the clear contrast between true, biblical Christianity and other religions active in the world today. It will expose the “spirit of the Antichrist” – which the Bible reveals as the controlling force behind all false religions.
The purpose of this magazine is to better equip you to lead people out of the bondage of false religions and into true, eternal salvation through Christ Jesus. This information is not intended as an attack on other religions or the people who follow them. Nor should it be used to accuse or judge others.
Our prayer is that this magazine will help you, as a church leader, understand how to:
- Confront false religions in prayer;
- Answer the questions of those bound in false religion who are seeking the Truth;
- Lead people out of the darkness of false religion, and into the glorious light of the Gospel of God the Son, Jesus Christ!
“For God, who said, ‘Light shall shine out of darkness, ‘is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” (2 Cor. 4:6 nas)