What an embarrassment to Christianity when so called "men of God" who are revered to be the pioneers of the Protestant Reformation had a perverted sociopathic mindset! An example is Martin Luther (not to be confused with Martin Luther King, Jr. who also unfortunately had unresolved problems with sexual immorality- please refer to my other post "Don't ever put your trust in humans"). Like I've said before, the Protestant Reformation was never truly the solution to reform the corruption of the Catholic church. Satan has been destroying Christianity since the days of the early Church- after the original Apostles were all gone. Bunch of perverted sociopaths have been perverting Christianity with false teachings/doctrines- giving rise to Christian sociopaths. What's sad and appalling is that, there are people even today who are foolish/evil enough to accept these false teachings, despite knowing history.
Couple of quotes from an article ("None Dare Call Them Sociopaths") by Jonathan Tuttle:
"Since the issuance of Dignitatis Humanae, the laity has been told that they must respect others' beliefs and religions. Of course, this stance refuses to recognize the fact that respecting erroneous faiths (along with being intellectually dishonest) has the direct consequence of disrespecting my faith! Anyone who does "respect" other religions is flirting with the mortal sin of indifferentism, or latitudinarianism. If the theological reasons are not enough, one could simply make an argument from reason that false religions are not worthy of respect.
Although there are many arguments from reason which one could employ to destroy this "respect" notion, this essay centers on the following one—even a cursory study of major comparative religions should lead one to an inescapable conclusion: almost without exception, every false religion was founded by a sociopathic sexual degenerate. Furthermore, every religion retains the personality of its founder. This is true for Protestantism, Islam, Mormonism, and every other false religion in history. By extension, every false religion bears, more or less, this character.
First, to define the term sociopath, WebMD's medical dictionary defines sociopath as:
(A) personality disorder characterized by a conspicuous disregard for the rights and needs of others...Adults with this disorder show a lack of maturity, unwillingness to take responsibility, and emotional instability. The chief characteristic of such persons is an apparent lack of conscience. Their behavior includes a variety of antisocial and criminal acts, such as theft, engaging in an illegal occupation (for example, selling drugs), repeated defaulting on debts, sexual promiscuity, and repeated lying...
Though the term "sociopath" and sociopathic behavior has only been comparatively recently characterized and identified, this does not change the fact that sociopaths have existed throughout almost all of recorded history. Whether or not this disorder is caused by an actual brain disturbance is of little consequence to the present discussion. It is enough to simply point out that they, in fact, possessed the proper characteristics.
To illustrate this point, three examples are used in the following discourse, and these were picked more or less at random. However, one could have also validly cited Guru Nanek (Sikkhism), Siddhartha Gautama (Buddhism), Charles Taze Russell (Jehovah's Witness), or a number of others. The names may differ and the chronology may vary, but when one studies the lives of false religious founders, their biographies are essentially the same."
".......the casual Luther historian often loses sight of the less pertinent fact that Luther himself was a sociopathic sexual degenerate. His entire philosophy of faith without good works is the virtual battle cry of the sociopath. While the habitual sinner might make an effort to defend his actions from a moral perspective, Luther went further. Luther claimed that none of his actions were in need of repentance, nor was repentance even possible. Luther was fond of saying that man's best works were filthy rags, and throughout his entire adult life, he seems to have been intent on setting out to prove it personally."
"In the sexual realm, Luther lived in sin for many years. He renounced his vow of chastity and married a nun who had done the same. Luther references in several of his works that he finally wed, not because he was in love, but because he grew tired of constant onanism. Furthermore, his life and writings lead one to conclude that he saw women merely as sex objects. As he explains in a letter to several nuns, dated 6 August 1524, Luther writes:
"Though womenfolk are ashamed to admit to this, nevertheless Scripture and experience show that among many thousands there is not a one to whom God has given to remain in pure chastity. A woman has no control over herself."
Luther further alluded to the fact that he fornicated with other women during his marriage, claiming that marriage alone could not suffice for the constant pressures of concupiscence. Along these same lines, we know from historical evidence that Luther was in favor of polygamy, as he claimed: "I cannot forbid a person to marry several wives, for it does not contradict the Scripture." (De Wette, vol. 2, 459)
As much as his biographers attempt to historically "reform" the reformer, there is no doubt that there were few, if any, sexual deviances that Luther did not either commit or endorse.
Has Protestantism retained the character of its founder?" (end quote)
2 Peter 2:12-22 (NLT):
"These false teachers are like unthinking animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed. They scoff at things they do not understand, and like animals, they will be destroyed. 13 Their destruction is their reward for the harm they have done. They love to indulge in evil pleasures in broad daylight. They are a disgrace and a stain among you. They delight in deception even as they eat with you in your fellowship meals. 14 They commit adultery with their eyes, and their desire for sin is never satisfied. They lure unstable people into sin, and they are well trained in greed. They live under God’s curse. 15 They have wandered off the right road and followed the footsteps of Balaam son of Beor, who loved to earn money by doing wrong. 16 But Balaam was stopped from his mad course when his donkey rebuked him with a human voice.
17 These people are as useless as dried-up springs or as mist blown away by the wind. They are doomed to blackest darkness. 18 They brag about themselves with empty, foolish boasting. With an appeal to twisted sexual desires, they lure back into sin those who have barely escaped from a lifestyle of deception. 19 They promise freedom, but they themselves are slaves of sin and corruption. For you are a slave to whatever controls you. 20 And when people escape from the wickedness of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and then get tangled up and enslaved by sin again, they are worse off than before. 21 It would be better if they had never known the way to righteousness than to know it and then reject the command they were given to live a holy life. 22 They prove the truth of this proverb: “A dog returns to its vomit.” And another says, “A washed pig returns to the mud.”
In regards to Islam, the author from the same article above- made some excellent points also:
"There is no nice way to say it. Mohammed, founder of the fastest growing religion in the world, was a pedophile. We know from historical evidence that Mohammed consummated one of his multiple marriages when the girl in question was nine years old.
His religious writings mandate wife-beating, encourage child abuse—both physical and sexual—encourage rape, and incite others to murder. Mohammed himself was personally guilty of all these crimes.
Mohammed's writings concerning Paradise read less like a prophet and more like an hallucinatory paraphiliac. In terms of a heavenly reward, Paradise was envisioned to be a place of pure carnal pleasure, with seventy-two virgins awaiting the faithful Moslem upon his death. According to Mohammed, heaven is a brothel. Allah might be there, but he is incidental to the carnal paradise.
Mohammed was also a murderer, and incited others to murder. Embarking on a vast military campaign to control the Arabian peninsula, Mohammed personally committed a number of murderous atrocities, including the beheading of hundreds of non-combatant Jews in Medina. He routinely murdered non-combatants, including women and children. Of course, as far as Allah was concerned, Mohammed did no wrong, for his victims were unbelievers.
Has Islam retained the personality of its founder? Perhaps more than any other religion, Islam is a mirror-image of its founder.
Institutionalized rape is rampant in many Islamic countries. Mass slavery is a practice exclusive to Islamic communities. Pedophilia is common practice among Moslems. Murder in the name of religion is the order of the day, as is the regular use of torture. Islamic authorities, with few insignificant exceptions, do not hesitate to murder innocent civilians. Of all the terrorist acts committed around the world during the past ten years, almost all of it has ties to Islam. Thanks to Islamist organizations and governments, genocide is currently taking place in Sudan, Algeria, Uganda, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Bosnia, and elsewhere.
Martin Luther once referred to Mohammed as the "firstborn son of Satan." In terms of the human tragedy that that has taken place as a result of the religion he founded, one finds himself sympathetic to Luther's assessment." (end quote)
Many Christians today are sociopaths. Satan has blinded them with sociopathic ideologies like Calvinism, which makes them think that God ignores and condones their evil behavior. They think they are under the dispensation of grace and thus, they can freely sin without any consequences. They think they can abuse God and also their fellow human beings. I've learned that by knowing a person's view of salvation and sin, you can know if they'll make a good friend or moreover a spouse. Anyone who thinks they can abuse grace is the wrong person to befriend or be in a relationship with (they are sociopaths), as they will have the tendency to be abusive towards you, cheat on you, dump you, etc. Such people don't see anything wrong with themselves, and have a low rate of cure (changing themselves for the better). Thus, you'll be likely stuck with an abusive sociopath for the rest of your life while they destroy you and hurt you.
Calvinists and similar groups within Protestants project (an ego defense mechanism) their ongoing sinful behavior and the guilt of it onto Jesus Christ (this is done through their doctrines like imputed righteousness and penal substitutionary atonement). This is why they claim that all of their past, present and future sins are forgiven. By doing this, they suppress (another ego defense mechanism) the requirement for metanoia (change of heart/character) which the Bible clearly teaches. They just continue to sin without seeing the need to actually change. This in turn has created a sociopathic mentality in them (a dead conscience). They use circular reasoning (a sociopathic tactic) to justify their sinful behavior and the false doctrines they use for their defense. Projecting your ongoing evil behavior onto someone else will never help you to change. Instead, it creates sociopathic degenerates. Just look at the examples of Martin Luther (as described above), Martin Luther King, Jr. (described in another post for which the link has already been given above), George Sodini (refer to "As a Father"), the 400 pastors involved in the Ashley Madison website scandal (refer to "The carnal state of Christians/Apostasy"), and various "Christian" political leaders and pastors who are trying to redefine God's commandments given in the Bible (refer to "The destructive effects of sin excusing doctrines/ideologies"). They are only the tip of the iceberg. I've come across a Calvinist in recent times who had the audacity to question where sociopaths are mentioned in the Bible and what God's judgment is against them. It indicates that there are deluded "Christians" out there who think there isn't anything wrong with sociopathy. That's what is really scary. The Bible clearly describes sociopathy and condemns it (as well as narcissism) in passages like- 2 Timothy 3:1-9 and 1 Timothy 4:1-2. God's pending judgment against such wicked people is clearly stated in so many passages. Couple of passages which come into my mind are- Matthew 13:36-43; Isaiah 13:11; Proverbs 11:21, etc. To list all of the verses in the Bible which deal with this is a difficult task. The following article cites verses which deals with the punishment of the wicked ("The Punishment of the Wicked"), however, I'm not sure if it's an exhaustive list.
People are being deceived by carnal role models who they look up to (ex. carnal Christian leaders, celebrities, etc.). Such carnal role models are actually false gods/idols that Satan has propelled through TV, movies, and music to deceive the masses to turn their hearts away from God. I came across a clip of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson who was performing a song (to mock John Cena and his fans). One can say that's it's only joking around and "entertainment," but people don't realize how much such unwholesome entertainment affects others psychologically and spiritually (turning people's hearts away from God and His command to live a holy life). The Rock made fun of John Cena's male fans by saying that no matter how hard they try, they would be 40 yr old virgins who would never taste a woman (refer to the Youtube link- "The Rock makes fun of John Cena's male fans"). What a trashy comment by The Rock! People buy tickets with their hard earned money to watch such shows which have their "entertainment idols" to bring them laughter and happiness, but in the process, they get insulted. This is the world for you today. Instead of going to such idols for entertainment and happiness, dive into God's word. You don't have to pay for tickets to interact with God. God won't insult you either. He can correct you and discipline you through His word for your own good, but He won't insult you like such celebrities. He won't leave you with useless temporary euphoria given by human celebrities and their entertainment shows. God and His word is available to you 24/7 and it's free of cost (refer to Isaiah 55:1-3,6-7). God will give you true contentment, happiness and peace. When I was young, even I used to be a Rock fan. His charisma and mic skills made him look "kool". However, from a spiritual perspective, where is The Rock's heart in relation to God? If he was a man who loved God, he wouldn't be sending such perverted messages (even for entertainment) to young people out there. If The Rock loved God and understood His commandments, The Rock would've understood that our bodies don't belong to us so that we can sin freely. The Bible teaches that God paid a costly price for our bodies by offering His own Son, Jesus Christ, as a ransom and sacrifice for our sins. God wants our bodies to be His new Temple. Therefore, God expects our bodies to be kept apart for Him in all holiness and purity. In other religious faiths which have people going to actual temples/mosques (ex. Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, etc.), would any of them tolerate anyone coming into such sacred buildings and making them unclean (defilement)? Absolutely, not! Would anyone tolerate someone coming to their home and messing it up or destroying it? The answer again would be no! The reason why God created us and the reason why He gives us a new day to live is to worship Him! (refer to the song "When I look into Your holiness" by the Maranatha! Singers below on Youtube)
The problem today is that people fail to see their own bodies (and other people's bodies) as God's temple which is to be kept holy and pure (especially sexual purity) more than any sacred building today. However, people like The Rock and others have failed miserably to understand that. What person who loves God would ever use a joke at the expense of virgins (as if being a virgin is a bad thing). Only a fool would do that. Human idols like The Rock and other celebrities today feed and encourage the sociopathic sexual immorality rampant today. How would The Rock and other male celebrities feel about someone encouraging other men to defile their daughters in the future? Today's perverted society encourages people to defile other people's daughters, other people's future spouses (both through fornication), and also even other people's spouses (through adultery). Of course making fun of virgins is seen outside of entertainment, in the real world (ex. at school, college, workplace, etc.). People don't realize how much Satan has blinded them in sin to think that perversion (ex. sex outside of marriage) is ok and anyone who doesn't engage in it is abnormal (in other words, Satan has blinded people to think sociopathy is ok). The only ones who are abnormal are the ones who have a sociopathic lust for sexual promiscuity (nothing is wrong with virgins). The ones who are mentally abnormal are the ones who yield to Satan and his temptations, not people who love God and yield to His commands to live a holy life (ex. remain sexually pure). People need to learn to see and treat their bodies as well as other people's bodies as sacred objects (like a Temple or a church building). I also found it ironic and hypocritical of how The Rock makes fun of males who are fans of John Cena, Chewbacca, and Frodo. It seemed like he was insinuating that such fans are homosexuals. My question to people like Dwayne Johnson is, "what do you think is happening when sexually promiscuous men stick their penises in sexual promiscuous women? They are rubbing their penises where other men's penises and body fluids have been before. How gay is that?" According to Johnson's logic, does that mean people are normal if they are only his fans? What stupidity! This is what happens when celebrities are blinded by their narcissistic ego. They don't realize what stupidity comes out of their own mouth. The bigger fools are those who treat such celebrities as idols. Never idolize any human (man nor woman)! They only deceive you and end up making a fool out of you. The only person you should have in your heart and mind is God.
Check out this link also ("United States needs idols to become a true soccer nation- Raul") which talks about how the famous soccer player, Raul, is calling for the U.S. to create human soccer idols in order to propagate soccer in the nation (i.e. become a "soccer nation"). This opened my eyes to how the world around us (especially various industries) try to manipulate the minds of people. These industries and celebrities only care about making money off of people. Their strategy to do that is by making you idolize them. All countries (including the U.S.) don't need to become soccer nations, football nations, basketball nations, etc. They need to become godly nations (nations which only have God on their minds). The world around us is deceiving us to run to various idols (which I've listed below) instead of pursing God. People throw their money to worldly idols. In the process, they lose their money instead of getting any valuable return in their investment. I can testify that if you give your money to God (i.e. by helping the poor and needy), God will bless you tremendously. For the past two years, God has has multiplied my investment return. When I spent around $30 in helping the poor and needy, God blessed me back with $500 through financial gifts from my own enemies around me. I used 10% of that new financial blessing God had given me to further invest in the work of God's Kingdom (to help others in need). I used $60 to help feed the hungry. God returned that investment with again $500 through financial gifts from my enemies (people who had been mistreating me). Investing your money in helping the needy will not rob you of your money (like what happens when you spend your money on worldly idols), it will only cause you to be blessed much more by God. Hence, I challenge you (the reader) to practice the same.
When God is the only person receiving your adoration and worship, your mind and life will have peace. No idol (whether human or inanimate objects) can give you true happiness and peace in your life. In fact, idols lead you to your own destruction (both in this life and in eternity). People idolize so many different things and depend on them to give them happiness which is only a temporary euphoria (ex. human idols through celebrities and personal relationships, food, TV, music, movies, video games, cars, electronic gadgets, money/wealth, personal success, drugs, alcohol, books for pleasure, comics, fantasies, sex/porn, etc.). Only God and His word can give you true happiness and peace in a healthy manner.
1 John 5:21 (NLT):
"Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God's place in your hearts."