The Church of Scientology is a commercial enterprise that masquerades as a religion, and that increasingly acts like a hate group. Scientology has a long history of hate and harassment activities, which - along with lying and deception - are condoned and encouraged in the cult's own "scriptures." This is why Apologetics Index classifies the organization as a hate group.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out
that there's a major fundamental problem with the L. Ron
Hubbard-founded Church of Scientology as Scientologists believe
they're little gods....The "religion" is based exclusively upon Hubbard's
research, writings and recorded lectures - all of which constitute
the scriptures of the religion.
Like so many other religions around the world,
Scientology completely misses the mark. Its concept is totally
transparent in that it caters to the "Me" people who idolize only
themselves and the almighty dollar. Scientologists believe man is
in control of himself and his environment; there is no God, per
se -- just a "Supreme Being" whom they do not worship; man is an
immortal spiritual being who is basically good and righteous; his
experience extends well beyond a single lifetime; and his
capabilities are unlimited, even if not presently realized.
This ideology should prompt the following
questions for Netzari/Messianic believers - those who believe in YHWH (Yahweh) the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and in His Son, Yeshua:
- Since L. Ron Hubbard's words are "scripture," is he also "the
Supreme Being?" Did he die for you as the "Final Sin Sacrifice" (as did Yeshua/Jesus) to provide salvation? How can the words of, and obedience to, some human give you eternal life? Since when do humans have that kind of power? Humans haven't even found a cure for the common cold! Are you willing to risk your eternal soul for "Scientology"?
- You mention the word "God" in your creed, specifying that the
laws of God forbid man to destroy his own kind, etc. Does this
mean that you believe that God created you? If so, why do you
adhere to the "scripture" of L. Ron, instead of the words of God
Himself? Did you know that "God" is just a title? Satan is a "god" - as are all the "gods" found in Greco-Roman mythology, including Ishtar (after whom the Christian "holiday" of Easter was named), and Tammuz (the Roman sun god whom Christians comemmorate every time they place bright "balls" on a "Christmas tree" - as those "balls" represent the testicles of Tammuz who was known for pleasing the ladies....). The TRUE Creator of the universe has a Name, which is YHWH (Yahweh) - see Exodus 3:15. The Bible tells us He would have a Son with a divine Nature who would offer Himself as our Final Sin Sacrifice so that man would no longer have to kill innocent animals to atone for his sins (Proverbs 30:4, etc.)....
- If you believe God created you, why do you refuse to "bow
down" to Him by actually obeying HIM? Did you know YHWH gave us His Torah (divine teaching/instruction; His DO's and DON'Ts) without which we would have NO blueprint for holy, moral living? Without Torah, man wouldn't know "wrong" from "right."
- If you believe in a Supreme Being, why does your religion
focus totally on "self?" Why would a "Supreme Being" create
people who care nothing about the Creator? Is that how you would want YOUR children to feel about you?
- Included in one of the "Church's" goals is your desire to
"free the world from declining moral values." In the 40 years of
the existence of the Church of Scientology, can you honestly say
you have made a moral impact on the world? If so, how come we are
more decadent than ever, and how come most of this decadence is
perpetrated by your own followers comprised largely of Hollywood
movie and television stars who laud "alternative" lifestyles and have glamorized in their movies fighting, wars, divorce, rape, incest, homosexuality, drugs, alcohol, abortion and all the other things YHWH detests?
Scientology is completely man-made and based upon
"self." How can that possibly answer the questions of "Who am
I?", "Where did I come from?", "What is the meaning of life?",
and "What happens when I die?" The only viable response is, man
could NOT have created himself, and therefore HAD to be created
by God. Who am I and where did I come from? I am a child of YHWH,
created in His own image. Period. What happens when I die?
Depending on my choice (the God-given choice to believe or not to
believe that Yeshua was our Final SIN Sacrifice), I will either
go to heaven or hell - as is clearly outlined in the Bible. My
soul will not wander around waiting to invade another's body....
Given man's selfish nature, it is not surprising
that those who follow the concept of Scientology have chosen to
allow a human being to dictate their beliefs and doctrines
(although human thoughts, activities, and "religions" have gotten
our world into trouble time and time again - to wit: Hitler,
Stalin, Mlosovic, the KKK, David Koresh, Jim Jones, etc.). Man
has several times brought this world to the brink of extinction.
When will he realize he cannot govern himself without the
guidance of God?
YHWH warns us against "human thinking" throughout
1 Corinthians 2: 14. For a man in his natural self does not receive spiritual concepts; for they are foolishness to him. Neither can he know them; for they are discerned by the Spirit. 15. But he that is spiritual, judges of all things: and he is judged of by no one. 16. For who has known the mind of Master YHWH, that he should instruct him? But we have the mind of Mashiyach. (AENT)
Colossians 2: 6. As therefore you have received Y'shua the Mashiyach our Master, walk you in him, 7. strengthening your roots and building up yourselves in him and establishing yourselves in the faith which you have learned in which may you abound in thanksgiving. 8. Beware, or else any man make you naked by philosophy and by vain deception, according to the doctrines of men, according to the rudiments of the world, and not according to the Mashiyach 9 in whom dwells all the fullness of Elohim bodily. 10. And in him you are also complete because he is the head of all principalities and authorities. (AENT)
Colossians 2: 21. But, you do not touch and you do not taste and you do not handle: 22. for these things perish in the using; and they are the commandments and doctrines of men. 23. And they seem to have a kind of wisdom in a show of humility and of the Fear of Elohim, and of not sparing the body; not in anything of excellence, but in things subservient to the body. (AENT)
Scientology dictates that mankind can only achieve
spiritual salvation by following Scientology and the path it
outlines. The Bible says otherwise:
John 14: 6. Y'shua said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father except by me. 7. If only you would have known me, you would have also have known my Father. And from now on you know Him and you have seen Him. (AENT)
Along that same vein God said:
Exodus 22:19-21: Whoever sacrifices to any god other than YHWH must be destroyed...
Exodus 20:2-4: You shall have no other elohim before me.
Matthew 16: 23. But he turned and said to Keefa, Get behind me Satan! You are a stumbling block to me because you do not think of Elohim, rather of the sons of men. 24. Then Y'shua said to his disciples, He who wishes to follow after me, let him deny himself and take up his staff and follow after me. 25. He who desires to save his life, will lose it. And he who loses his life for my sake, will find it. (AENT)
Deuteronomy 6:13-15: Do not follow other elohim, the gods of the peoples around you...
Scientology espouses, "A civilization without
insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can
prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where man is free
to rise to greater heights, are the aims of Scientology."
40 years of the church's existence, can they honestly say they've
done away with war or criminals? If anything, we have more of
both! In the existence of mankind, there have only been about
three hundred years of peace. Man simply cannot live together
without fighting. Like God says, it's our nature. That "love thy
neighbor" thing will never happen the way it's supposed to until
Yeshua returns. (Although, since followers of Scientology are in
charge of themselves and the environment, perhaps they can stop
Scientologists also insist "there is no aspect of
life that cannot be improved through the application of
Scientology principles." Really? Then how come Hollywood's finest
are committing some major sins (according to GOD's laws) and
doing their level best into leading others astray. For instance,
homosexuality is okay now; never mind that God repeatedly calls it
an abomination. Marriage is temporary and divorces are the norm
now; never mind that God hates divorce. Cussing is okay now; never
mind that God commands us to keep our mouths clean. Murder is
okay if you're the product of past abuse or whatever; never mind
that He commands us to not kill. Getting rich and/or famous by
hook or by crook is okay now; never mind that we are commanded not
to have false idols....
"Man is in control of himself and his environment?"
Not, according to YHWH!
Exodus 4:10-12: YHWH said to him, "Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him
sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, your Elohim?
Deuteronomy 7:3-5: ...for they will
turn your sons away from following me to serve other gods, and
YHWH's anger will burn against you and will quickly destroy
Genesis 24:25-27: Then the man bowed down and worshiped Elohim...
Romans 14: 10. But you, why do you judge your brother? Or, why do you despise your brother? For we must all stand before the judgment seat of Mashiyach! 11. As it is written: As I live, says Master YHWH, to me every knee will bow; and to me every tongue will give praise. 12. So then, every one of us must give account of himself to Elohim. (AENT)
Scientology teaches that man is immortal. Here's
what YHWH says:
Genesis 6:2-4: Then ADONAI said, "My
Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his
days will be a hundred and twenty years."
Scientology teaches that man is basically good and
righteous. YHWH says differently:
Genesis 6:4-6: ADONAI saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of
the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time.
This "religion" is totally man-made and is
therefore invalid, according to YHWH's Scripture. Scientology is
no better than most of the world's other religions - like them,
Scientologists are doing nothing but spreading satan's lies! What
they are touting is nothing short of blasphemy.