True Things :: By Geri Ungurean

Tonight, I watched a two-minute clip of Tucker Carlson, and he spoke of “True things.” He really got me thinking about truth – Biblical truth. I thought about how many of us are silenced when we speak truth.

Our Lord Jesus IS Truth – He told us so in His Word:

Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me'” (John 14:6).

I thought that I would take a few minutes and write about TRUE THINGS. I think that in this post, I will simply write the ‘true thing’ and perhaps expand on many of them in future posts along with Scripture.

About God and mankind

God is real, and He created the Universe and everything and everyone in it.

God had no beginning and has no end – He has always existed.

The Bible is God’s own Words penned by men under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

We can trust every word in the Bible.

God wants us to talk with Him – this is prayer.

He is One God existing in Three Persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

God sent His Son Jesus to earth to die on a Cross to pay for our sins.

You must be born-again to go to heaven when you die.

There is only one way to know God, and that is through Jesus Christ.

Mankind is sinful – there is no one who is good.

Saying a prayer does not save you.

Trusting in the finished work of Jesus Christ for Salvation saves you.

The church is the body of Christ on earth.

One day, all who are in the body of Christ will be Raptured.

Those who died in Christ will be raised first, and those who are alive will follow.

There is a time coming called the ‘Tribulation,’ and it will last for 7 years.

The last 3 1/2 years is called the Great Tribulation.

The Great Tribulation will be the most horrific time the world has ever known or will ever know again.

A man is coming to rule the earth in the Tribulation – he is called antichrist.

Antichrist will be indwelled by Satan – the devil.

After the 7-year Tribulation, Jesus will return to destroy Satan.

About Satan (the devil)

Satan was one of God’s angels whose name was Lucifer when he was in heaven.

God created Lucifer, and he was the most beautiful of all the angels.

Lucifer rebelled against God because he wanted to be God.

Lucifer said that he would make his throne above God’s throne.

Because of his pride and rebellion, God cast Lucifer from heaven.

Lucifer was thrown down to earth where his name was changed to Satan.

Satan’s demons who roam the earth with him are fallen angels.

Satan likes when people do not believe he exists.

About Hell

Hell is a fiery eternal place reserved for the devil, his demons, and unbelievers.

Many people do not believe that hell is truly a place.

Jesus spoke more about hell than He did about heaven.

Many people say that a good God would not send people to hell.

God made a way (Jesus) to live with Him in heaven – people send themselves to hell.

About SIN

Sin is what separates mankind from God.

God cannot abide sin but loves the people He created.

God wants to be reconciled with those He created.

Mankind cannot pay to remove the sin within them.

God had to make a way to remove the sin that separates Him from people.

The Father sent His Son Jesus to earth in human flesh.

Jesus came to earth to die a horrid death on a Cross.

The shed blood of Jesus was the only way to pay for our sins.

Trusting in what Jesus did for us is what makes us right with God.

Truths about Genders made by God

God made people male and female – there are ONLY two genders.

The world is telling us that people can be any or even many genders.

The world is lying to us.

The world is persecuting us for not believing the lies.

We will be rewarded for remaining true to God and His Word.

Babies in the Womb

Abortion is the murdering of an unborn child in his/her mother’s womb.

Abortion is never right or acceptable – it is an abomination to God.

God forgives abortion when the person is truly repentant.


God says that homosexuality is an abomination to Him.

God created Adam and Eve so they would be fruitful and multiply.

Just as God hates sin yet loves people – we are to hate homosexuality but show love to those caught in this sin to help them to turn to God for forgiveness.

The Great Commission

Before Jesus returned to heaven, He told His disciples to share His gospel everywhere.

This is why we are still here on this earth – to tell others about Jesus!

A Commenter added this:

Great list, but may I add one more? We choose to spend eternity either with GOD or apart from HIM. Apart from HIM, there is no art, no beauty, no joy, no LIFE, no light, and NO love. You will not be partying with your friends standing around in the lake of fire; you will be suffering abject Isolation and torment. Choose very wisely.



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What is Spiritual Formation, and is it for Christians? :: By Geri Ungurean

When I was checking out Asbury Seminary and Church online, something jumped out at me, and it gave me a ‘check’ in my spirit. I’m quite sure the reader knows what I mean. It was their emphasis on learning and practicing Spiritual Formation.’

This is not unique to Asbury. I believe that this practice has infiltrated most Evangelical churches in the world today. If leadership and members of churches do not have discernment, this is very dangerous. Spiritual Formation is New Age. It is mystical, and that alone should alarm any child of God.


What is the spiritual formation movement?

The spiritual formation movement is very popular today. It is, however, in many ways a move away from the truth of God’s Word to a mystical form of Christianity, and it has infiltrated, to some degree, nearly all evangelical denominations. This idea of spiritual formation is based on the premise that if we do certain practices, we can be more like Jesus. Proponents of spiritual formation erroneously teach that anyone can practice these mystical rituals and find God within themselves.

Too often, adherents of the current spiritual formation movement believe the spiritual disciplines transform the seeker by his or her entering an altered realm of consciousness. The spiritual formation movement is characterized by such things as contemplative prayer, contemplative spirituality, and Christian mysticism.

True biblical spiritual formation, or spiritual transformation, begins with the understanding that we are sinners living apart from God. Our faculties have been corrupted by sin so that we cannot please God. True spiritual transformation occurs as we yield ourselves to God so that He may transform us by the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit. At least half of every New Testament epistle is geared toward how to live a life well pleasing to God—by obedience and submission to the Holy Spirit in all things. Scripture does not only call us the redeemed, saved, saints, sheep, soldiers, and servants, but teaches us that only through the power of the Spirit we can live up to what the names mean.

The following passages address various aspects of spiritual formation, the work of God in the life of the believer.

“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren” (Romans 8:29). Here is the aim of transformation: that we may be like Christ.

“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18). This is part of a passage that teaches that we are changed into the image of Christ, not by following rules and laws but by following the leading of the Spirit by faith.

“At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life” (Titus 3:3-7).

Here, Paul reminds us of our before and after life. We have responded to the “kindness and love of God” shown to us by the death of Christ for our sins, repented of our sins, and now respond to the Spirit’s continual prompting and empowerment to live differently as God’s children. As a result, we have been transformed by the “rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit” (v. 5). This, then, is true spiritual formation—the reforming of our spirits by His Spirit into the image of Christ. Source

I will prove to the reader that Spiritual Formation is not only NEW AGE but also embraced in Hinduism and Yoga.

Don’t believe me? Well, I came upon a website that should convince you that Spiritual Formation is NOT for born-again believers in Christ.

Please hear me when I say that the following is taken from a “Yoga” website!



What Is Spiritual Formation?

1/7 What is spiritual formation?

2/7 The process of being formed or shaped spiritually

3/7 The role of spiritual formation in the life of a Christian

4/7 The benefits of spiritual formation

5/7 The importance of spiritual formation in the life of the church

6/7 The challenges of spiritual formation

7/7 The future of spiritual formation

****Brethren – nowhere on this website are these people claiming to be Christians, yet they are “teaching” Christians how to practice Spiritual Formation!!

This excerpt comes from “The future of Spiritual Formation” Read it carefully to see what this practice is REALLY about. I am bolding the most important words:

“It is also worth noting that spiritual formation is not just for people who are religious. In fact, many people who would not consider themselves to be religious are finding value in spiritual practices. This is because spiritual formation is not about following a set of rules or believing in certain dogma. Instead, it is about creating a personal connection with the divine and finding a sense of peace and calm in the midst of a chaotic world.

Brethren – if you cannot glean the blatant NEW AGE verbiage in that paragraph, then I think that you may need to examine your walk with Christ. Did you repent of your sins and trust the Lord Jesus Christ (ALONE) for the forgiveness of your sins to be saved?

Do you see that long before churches were teaching about “Spiritual Formation,” this was being used in mystical New Age circles?!

It is hard to believe the extent of deception in the body of Christ today. It saddens me. The Word of God has everything we need, and the Holy Spirit within us helps the child of God to become more and more Christ-like.

Here is an article I wrote about YOGA and how it is NOT for Christians:

Christian Yoga: Bringing the Kundalini Serpent into the Church



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