Profile 15: The God Culture

***DISCLAIMER***The following is far from an exhaustive post. Instead, it makes a best effort to sufficiently answer the question.

Recently, someone asked me to please comment on The God Culture’s Solomon’s Gold series. Below is my response. Because this question focuses on a particular organization, I have posted this under the “profile” umbrella. While this is not as lengthy as my typical “profile” post, it nonetheless should give the reader enough information about the group.

MY RESPONSE

Before determining whether or not The God Culture’s Solomon’s Gold series is worthy of examination, one must evaluate who The God Culture is.

In one of the shortest “about” sections constructed (at least that I have seen), The God Culture is as follows:

about.

Welcome to The God Culture where we believe in the words of 1 THESSALONIANS 5:21 KJV

“Prove all things, hold fast that which is good.”

Although not our intent to be confrontational, we aim to challenge tradition as

Jesus said to the Pharisees

“Full well ye reject the commandment of God,

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It is good to see that The God Culture aims to prove all things. However, what is it trying to prove? Furthermore, what tradition is this group challenging? At best, this is a group that, at the very least, uses Scripture seemingly to back its actions. However, at worst, this is pious ambiguity aiming to masquerade as biblical Christianity. After all, why are there no doctrinal statements? Why isn’t the main aim to make disciples and preach repentance and the forgiveness of sins in His Name (Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 24:36-49)? After all, isn’t that more important than mere head knowledge of biblical facts (James 2:19)? What is the group’s stance on the Word of God? Why is the group, on the surface, seemingly a hodgepodge of “cut and paste” theology? Finally, if Solomon’s Gold was such an important subject, why didn’t the apostles, as far as the biblical texts are concerned, do an extensive series on it the way The God Culture has done so? Already we have a problem here because this group leaves many questions to be answered. Furthermore, because it places no clear, up-front emphasis on the Great Commission and the Gospel, the group is essentially off-mission.

It is interesting to note that this group seemingly recently formed; the bottom of the webpage shows “2017” next to the group’s name. This could explain its lack of depth for its doctrinal beliefs. However, this does not excuse its being off-mission with its emphasis on mere head knowledge of biblical facts.

Given the group’s lack of thorough doctrinal positions and its essentially being “off-mission” with its silence on repentance and the forgiveness of sins (much less the Gospel), The God Culture is not a group I’d label as a solid resource. As a result, its Solomon’s Gold series is not all that worthy of examination. Although I would not put this organization in the category of those needing to be marked and avoided (Romans 16:17), one must understand that Jesus Christ did not come to this earth simply so we can have more head knowledge of some biblical facts. Instead, He came to save sinners (John 1:29; 1 Timothy 1:15; Matthew 1:21). Based on what I see from the organization’s page, I see no emphasis whatsoever on spreading the Good News of Christ. While it is important to test all things (1 Thessalonians 5:21; see also 1 John 4:1, Acts 17:11 and Jude 3), it is not the only thing. Testing all things only goes so far if you are not a born-again believer. If The God Culture placed an emphasis on the Great Commission, then I perhaps could recommend this group as worthy of one’s time. However, given that lack, I certainly cannot do such a thing.

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6 thoughts on “Profile 15: The God Culture

  1. The group is running a series, so it can not say all we need to know in short time videos. What we can do is to request them to run a series regarding on what interest us. The series being run by the group is about solomon’s gold. The question is, is this credible? For me yes, because it was pointed out with reasons based on biblical accounts. How about you? Do you agree with what is being presented?

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    1. Haven’t really taken the time to view them all. Couldn’t find anything that jumped out as questionable, but also couldn’t find anything that really was of any immediate benefit to me.
      I remember emailing them way back way regarding why no statement of beliefs. Never got a reply. 😦

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  2. For me, the Solomon’s Gold series is an Entertainment. I agree to its presented facts but it does not presents itself as “godly” as there’s No emphasis on God’s Love – the Gospel. The narrator even mentioned that the principle, Once save, save forever is bogus.
    This makes the whole series very dangerous, specially to young Christian Filipinos.

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  3. Mr. Aristotle Dadiz, why did you say the doctrine of “once save forever saved” is bogus. Did you ever know that the sacrifice of Jesus blood is just once and its efffect is forever (Heb. 10:10-12). Meaning salvation does not change its only because you have sinned today or can commit sin tommorow. The real thing that happened in Jesus sacrifice is payment of one sin only, the original cause of all sinning or the root cause of all sins, thats Adam sin (Romans 5). We are just a victim of adam sin, therefore we become natural sinners, assuming that adam did not commit sin, our existence and condition today is perfect, cannot commit sin, and eternal as the original plan of God for ADAM, it will be passed from generation to generation. Therefore when Jesus died on the cross to pay the sin, He paid only the sin of adam and God the Father justifies us all that all our sins has been paid because the root cause has been paid. When Jesus came, He is the fullfilment of the law, or his body represent the law of sin and death. When He was crucified, the law was crucufied, when He was died the also died, meaning the law was totally removed so that, we will not be under the law anymore and therefore, we are no more condemnation because no more law will condemn us. As He was ressurected, a new law was given, the law of the Spirit of grace, mercy, and compassion. Romans 8: 1-10 explains it all. As christians today as we are still in our fleshly body which is in sinful nature, we always commits sin, if we judge we are using the law meaning we are walking in the flesh. But if we use the mind of the Spirit which is forgiveness, love, mercy and compassion, it means we are walking in the Spirit or doing the thinking pattern of the Spirit of life,forgiveness, mercy, and compassion. Is there any sin can outright the power of Jesus blood in paying the sin of Adam, as in paying also all our sins past, present and future, because it is not our sin to become a natural sinner. It is the sin of Adam the rootcause of all sinning. Threfore we had been saved by faith that The Father justified us by the blood of Jesus, (Romans 4:5) our faith to the Father the He justified us by the blood of Jesus, our faith counted as righteousness. Therefore, we only become righteous by our faith that we had been united to the Lord in His death, and ressurection by baptism (Rom 6:3). We are cleansed, justified, and sanctified by the blood of Jesus even by the Spirit of God (1 Cor. 6:11), therefore trying to leave in holiness and committing of sins cannot affect the gift of salvation because it was not based on our deeds today but it was based on the Final sacrifice of Jesus once and for all. I did not say, we will do sinning, but we need to live for goodness and righteousness. The real issue is, if we can commit sin will it affect our salvation? No, God is not like the judgement pattern of man. He made salvation fixed by seal of the Holy Spirit, by His forgiveness and justification by the blood of Jesus. We only use judgement when there is law, but when there is no law we are free from sin, or the sin renderred powerless to us, he has no more power because he cannot use the law anymore.

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