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"What is Scientology?" by Paul Allen, Pastor of Hope Church Australia

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by CommunicatorIC, May 28, 2019.

  1. "What is Scientology?" by Paul Allen, Pastor of Hope Church Australia.

    https://pastorpaulallen.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/what-is-scientology/

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    Here are a few thoughts that became clear after a conversation with a Scientologist. I think that these points will help us as we think through religions in general.

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    3. Human beings will become gods

    So many religions have a similar view that ultimately exalts humanity to the point where we can become gods. In Scientology, they have a creator but he, himself, is constantly expanding and growing in his glory. Human beings ultimately become gods themselves. And this is when, once again, I was reminded about this simple reality: the devil is in the business of stealing glory from God. He creates religions that aren’t neutral, but instead their main objective is to steal glory from God through exalting man and through causing man to either believe that they can earn their way back to God through works, which is blasphemy or through themselves achieving god-like status, which is also blasphemous. Either way, the goal is always to diminish God and His glory and to exalt man to steal His glory.

    It’s really easy to mark some religions as ridiculous and make fun of them in our minds. Especially religions started by L. Ron Hubbard who (allegedly) made it clear he was doing it for the money. And yet, on Sunday I met a soul that will spend eternity in either heaven or hell, and my heart broke for him with compassion. I hope you will pray for Tim, and if you ever run into a Scientologist, or really anyone at all, that you will lovingly point them to Christ who is the only One who deserves glory and worship.

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