The various problems and ills in society that nations of the world today face are in many ways the result of religious deceptions and non-belief in God that wrought confusion and disorder. And in his latest blog, Bro. Eli Soriano explained what the Bible and history reveal about the lack of peace and order.
“There can be no confusion where there is first order and peace,” Bro Eli as Mr. Controversy opened his latest blog entry on controversyextraordinary.com posted on August 20. “When God is placed first and always, expect order to follow.”
We only need to know where to look for Him, said the International Televangelist, then citing chapter 14, verse 33 in the Book of First Corinthians: “The Word of God says, ‘God is not a God of confusion but a God of Peace.’”
With the title, “Confusion in the Absence of Order,” Bro. Eli stressed that confusion was prevalent in many false churches and religions, not the least naming the Roman Catholic Church because of its record of religious schism.
Confusion Created The Great Schism
The Catholic Church’s “Great Schism” reflected a period of time in the history of the religious group where it suffered “confusion, instability, disorder, commotion, and tumult … when three men claimed to be the pope” at the same time. The “Great Schism” lasted for nearly four decades, from 1378 to 1417.
The radio-television host of The Old Path program further blogged on what signaled the start of the protestant movement. In the blog, he said that one of the Catholic cardinals spoke against the Catholic Church’s doctrine of ‘indulgences.’
“Confusion ensued when the Catholic Church was at the heights of its abuse of power selling forgiveness to its faithful members through the doctrine of ‘indulgences,’” said Bro. Eli.
As mentioned in the blog, it was confusion as reason of divisiveness and disorder that led to the emergence of the Church of England; This was also the cause of the enmity and connivance between the Roman Empire leaders and the emerging power of the papacy “to maintain their grip of power.”
“Confusion is also the reason why clergies did what they did, that removes the meaning of spirituality they had intended,” stressed Bro. Eli.
“Spirit of Confusion” in Modern Times
Bro. Eli further talked about the “spirit of confusion” that led to the two most devastating wars that mankind witnessed – World War I and World War II. But the televangelist also pointed out that confusion can also emerge in the basic unit of society.
Bro. Eli blogged about another product of confusion, which is referred to as Genetic Sexual Attraction (GSA) relationship or incest.
“Incest is confusion!” said Bro. Eli. “When affection and sexual attraction is felt between the nearest of [kin], the persons involved are literally, spiritually and morally confused!” The Book of Leviticus, Chapter 18 and 20 was cited in the blog by the Filipino preacher.
Incest is still, in most developed countries, illegal. But there are sympathizers for those who have ‘GSA’ and movements to support such relations. One example used in the blog was the widely-publicized story of a mother-son couple in New Mexico.
The Daily Mail reported about the incentuous relationship that developed between this 36-year-old mother and her 19-year-old son. The estranged mother gave up for adoption his son but incidentally met the latter and the two fell in love with each other despite the threat of jail time for their forbidden love affair. After going out of public with their affair, the couple even aired their bid to raise awareness about GSA relationships.
“These things are obviously detestable and abominable but they really do exist among humanity!” added the international evangelist.
“What is the cause of all these confusions, instability, disorder, commotion, and tumult?” an open-ended question Bro. Eli left for the readers. There will be a second part.
The hashtag promoted during the live Facebook and Twitter chat was #DisorderBreedsConfusion.
Written by: Ma. Therese Quita