Two universe authorities in polarity

Zimbabwe is among nations caught up in the confusion of not knowing the existence of two authorities governing this universe. While the entire world is included, Zimbabwe is among those more confused, through its people’s erstwhile adoption of Christianity as a religion. Christianity should never be regarded as a religion but as enlightenment towards knowledge. The manifestation of confusion is propounded from the following Scripture:

Romans 13: 1. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2. Whosoever, therefore, resisteth the power resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4. For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5. Wherefore ye must need to be subject, not only for wrath but also for conscience’s sake. 6. For this cause, pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. – Bible Offline

Failure to distinguish between two authorities has brought misery to humanity. The above Scripture can only be understood by those aware of the existence of dichotomous authorities, representing order and confusion, respectively. Satan is the author of confusion and also the god of this world 2 Corinthians 4:3. But if our gospel is hidden, it is hidden to them that are lost: 4. In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. – Bible Offline

Elsewhere, Paul clarified that Satan is, indeed, the author of confusion (1 Cor. 14:33). This signifies that Satan is also empowered with authority, based in confusion. Satan possesses power in confusion, just as God represents power, in the direction of order.  Unaware of that significance, people worship idols, assuming that anything appealing for glory carries the power that Paul referred to.

Which power was Paul referring to, when saying: “For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God”? Clearly, Paul could not have misrepresented himself, by including Satan’s power. There is nothing that can be said to be good in confusion, just as there cannot be anything good in ignorance. Those having studied the mechanics of the mind know that insanity emanates from assuming that all things are identical.

If one encounters a stupid black African, one concludes that all Africans are stupid. Similarly, when having met one intelligent white man, the assumption would be that all whites are intelligent. But an analytical person knows that even those sharing parental identity are vastly different in perceptions and viewpoints. Even apples, plucked from one tree are vastly different in size and taste.

I suppose it is the subject of mathematics that sells a dummy, to humanity. Although not always representing truth, mathematical formulas are used to solve complex problems. For instance, two apples plus two apples equals four apples. That can be viewed as easily solving, an otherwise, complex problem. But, what exactly is meant by four apples being equal? Those apples, even with ordinary assessment, are not equal in size and shape. This is another way of describing the insanity gripping humanity. While assumed as truthful, mathematical formulae also reveal truth deficiency.

Truthfulness and sanity are found in the ability to differentiate between good and evil. This is just as God and Satan are dichotomous. The Bible-believing Christians should be able to distinguish between those two authorities. If those calling themselves Christians could see this reality, Zimbabwe would be freed from its current challenges. The sin of Adam and Eve was embroiled in the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. The problem is in the failure to distinguish between those two dichotomous authorities.

 For instance, from whose power does the slogan “pastors for ED!” come? Are pastors supposed to be for ED or for Jesus? Those unable to evaluate would always assume that ED is God-given. But ED was allowed to be in power, just as Satan is allowed to be in power by God. The Israelites rejected God as their king (1 Samuel 8:7). This led to God allowing Saul’s elevation, following the foolish preference of those Israelites.

Those glorifying the idea of “Pastors for ED” miss the mark, as driven by carnality. However, if the God they refer to is the God of order, how could He subscribe to the blatant violation of the Constitution? Hence, some people assume God is responsible for the suffering people of Zimbabwe. While true that God allowed ED to be in power, it was the people who facilitated his elevation. Satan attempted to manipulate Jesus to submit to Satan’s authority, asserting that God granted him the world’s kingdoms.

Matthew 4: 8. Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9. And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 10. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. 11. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him. – Bible Offline

Jesus set an example of how Satan should be resisted by His followers. The dubious Christians prefer that such Scripture should not be included in the Bible. The ability to evaluate comes only from true worshipers, who know that order and confusion cannot be taken as one. Those aware of God’s authority can never submit to Satan’s authority, disguised as God’s authority. Jesus provided a real example of how to handle issues of authority.

Satan is the author of confusion, manifesting in mixing dichotomies. There wouldn’t be confusion if Satan was associated with everything evil. Satan is not, necessarily, represented in everything black, for instance. The manipulative Satan knows how to mix good and evil, in order to achieve his nefarious idea of deceiving humanity. For instance, purely black cannot be mistaken for being white, as long as clearly stands out as black.

Paul spoke in the context of submission to authorities, who are not always, out-rightly evil, but also not always out-rightly good. Human authorities fall in between good and evil, and Satan plays his manipulative games. Paul could not have written his letters while in prison if submitting to Roman authorities. Christianity, in Zimbabwe, is as easy as subscribing to pastors for ED. But Jesus stated that His followers would be persecuted, as able to distinguish between order and confusion. In attempting to move out of confusion, Jesus’ followers get caught up in persecution.

Does that mean opposing ED’s government should be regarded as representing God? The answer is not necessarily affirmative. Absolute rightness is unattainable, in this world. What is good can only be judged by offering the greatest good to the greatest number of humanity. And what is evil is judged by offering the greatest evil to the majority. This is what distinguishes wise voting, for political governance, for instance. However, it seems the majority; actually, prefers the greatest good for the minority.

Being considered unacceptable by the majority cannot necessarily always suggest representing God. Yet, also, being favoured by the majority, for whatever reasons, cannot, necessarily, always suggest being bad. Jesus clearly stated that only those of this world are loved by those of this world. It is better to err, in the direction of what Jesus taught than what some charismatic leader popularizes. This principle can be used to identify those closest to God’s will from those detached.

Satan is as cunning as he is able to persuade the majority of Christians to coalesce into some groupings. One group insists that other groupings would be in error, insisting only their preferred group would be right. However, what is right does not condemn anything, but provides the shades of light to whoever is willing to absorb light symbolized in truth. Such people are willing to sacrifice for change for the better in their respective environments. Jesus did not come to condemn the world (John 3:17).

This is different from those coalescing into their respective denominations, in disguise of being under God’s authority. The reason for which they coalesce is to attain personal deliverance, at the expense of those considered as perishing under the evil ruler-ship. They assume it is not their responsibility to facilitate deliverance to those considered sinful, thereby going against John’s suggestion:

1 John 3: 13. Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hates you. 14. We know that we have passed from death unto life because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. 15. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. 16. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. – Bible Offline

Nevertheless, God’s approval requires behaving like Jesus, qualifying authenticity. A person cannot be a Christian, yet be a follower of another fellow human being, rather than Jesus. To be taken seriously, God’s word would be leading the way. Miracles and charisma alone carry deception more than carrying the desirable truth.

The common cause for shunning truth is an obsession with personal salvation. The fad, accepted by many, is minding one’s own business. Murderous criminals, actually, mingle with those claiming to be Christians. The common advice by dubious Christians is protecting one’s own life, at the expense of everyone else. What happens next door is none of one’s business. They call themselves Christians, but clearly invalidating Jesus’ death on the cross. Not caring about another person’s business is fashionable, but it is the only tradition that has degraded Zimbabwe.

Others blame the ruling party, which could not have had a chance to exist without zealous supporters at its disposal. Although benefitting a few criminals, those politicians bank on foolish people who support them. This idiocy remains as long as the culture of minding one’s business continues. Others sleep comfortably, as long as their own children would be well-fed. They own more than seven houses, where the majority of people have nowhere to sleep. They then boast about being blessed by God. Nevertheless, the god they unknowingly refer to would be the god of confusion.

Those suggesting that it is wrong to oppose evil governments, display disconnection from God. Such Christians, even suggest that Armageddon should be allowed to prevail, to facilitate God’s intervention. In their myopic reasoning, they assume that it is impossible for God to prevail, without the prophetic Armageddon. This confirms their being totally oblivious to what Jesus said His followers should do:

Matthew 5: 13. Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 14. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. – Bible Offline

Zimbabwe is at a juncture before sliding into oblivion, as long as Satan’s followers prevail, in the next election. The call is for normal Zimbabweans to muster courage and oppose the selfish goons, standing up for evil. Even non-Christians can separate what is good from evil. The sane cannot claim to be safe under the current conditions. The sinking ship ought to be rescued. Life is precious.

No sane person can celebrate with the evil ones. Politics is not a preserve of the unbelievers. Those claiming to follow Jesus should wake up and smell the coffee. Something can be done about the bad conditions in our country. There cannot be peace in confusion. But there will always be peace where there is order. There is nothing wrong with pursuing politics, after all. My heart bleeds when I see lawlessness prevailing in our beautiful country.

Andrew Masuku is the author of Dimensions of a New Civilization, laying down standards for uplifting Zimbabwe from the current state of economic depression into a model for other nations worldwide. A decaying tree provides an opportunity for a blossoming sprout. Written from a Christian perspective, the book is a product of inspiration, bringing relief to those having witnessed the strings of unworkable solutions––leading to the current economic and social decay. Most Zimbabweans should find the book as a long-awaited providential oasis of hope, in a simple conversational tone.

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