Why is it important for a believer in Jesus Christ to understand the word 'Spin'?
a. A usually ingenious twist.
b. A special point of view, emphasis, or interpretation presented for the purpose of influencing opinion.
Religious Spin: noun:
Unwitting, spiritual flavored, half- truth dogma, that is subconsciously, and naturally derived from mixing spiritual, foundational Truth with earthly personal, organizational, or genealogical agenda, which is used by Satan to effectually neutralize, and destroy believers (IE. (Matt.7:23) 'you (believers in Jesus Christ) who practice lawlessness(Sin)').
One example of Spin: A man can actually marry his neighbors wife under certain circumstances, because God is a loving God, the God of second chances, and His precepts are based on fairness for all.
Satan accomplishes this type of deception, because he appears as an angel of Light(Jesus/Truth) and tries to lure us(who, in such cases always gravitate to convenience, and worldliness in all matters of desire) with Spin.
Mat 5:32 but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the reason of immorality, causes her to practice adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman practices adultery.
Luk 16:18 "Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another practices adultery, and he who marries one who is divorced from a husband practices adultery.
If the immoral wife does not repent, then the man is allowed to divorce her(but she does actually remain his 'wife' until he dies), and add on another wife, but it is never allowed for a woman to add on another husband.
So the man that divorces the immoral wife, and marries another, actually has two wives, and anyone marrying the divorced wife will be practicing adultery, because marriage is permanent, that's why Jesus says any man that divorces his wife 'causes' her to practice adultery, because in most cases she will find, or will be found by another and get married. But the man who divorces the unrepentant immoral wife is not held accountable for causing her to practice adultery because she is already immoral.
The Real Truth is: Any man that is married to a divorced woman is practicing adultery, and he will be judged as an adulterer, he will not make it to the next world, in fact he is not known by the true Jesus Christ, if he does not repent, he is believing in a false form of the true Jesus Christ. That's why Jesus says: 'I never knew you, depart from me, you who practice lawlessness'.
Jesus said this because marriage, once pledged, and espoused, is permanent, and can not be dissolved, it can only be abandoned by death. This is the Order that Jesus created in the Garden from the beginning. Man was not created for the Woman, but the Woman was created for the Man. But Spin would have us believe otherwise.
And there are many other examples of Spin. But if we focus on Jesus' words alone we will recognize Spin for what it is, lies.
1Jo 3:2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.
1Jo 3:3 And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
1Jo 3:4 Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.
1Jo 3:5 You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.
1Jo 3:6 No one who abides in Him practices sin; no one who practices sin has seen Him or knows Him.
The only Way is to Repent, and practice the Truth. Those that are sincerely mistaken, and are affected by the Spin, are tolerating sin, and they must repent, but you must come out from them, and be a 'called out one', and walk with those who are putting to death the deeds of the flesh daily, and you will live.
When it comes to matters of Religion, no one ever purposely tries to be wrong, every soul is either sincerely correct, or sincerely mistaken, there is no other state, and there are no excuses. This is why there are True Followers of Christ, and false followers of Christ.
True followers of Christ are a peculiar people, a special people. A transformed people that seek foolishness, weakness, humiliation, poverty, and death in this world. There hearts are in the next world. They are a people that do not build Churches, Organizations, and Colleges. This is the difference between Worldliness, and Spirituality.
What happens to a damaged ship, when the people in the front are throwing things out to make it lighter, and the people in the back are pulling things back in.
In fact there are many false 'Jesus Christs' and many false prophets that are administering them. This is the true meaning of 'Apostasy'.