True Christians…

… give up their OWN earthly lives for Christ – they do NOT take the life of another!!!

(Matt 10:39; Ex 20:13)

… DO ONLY GOOD – to all, equally, whether we think they deserve it or not.

(Matt 5:45 )

… observe the Sabbath day as a day of rest and re-dedication to God.

(Ex 20:8)

… embrace suffering and endure through it to the end – as did Jesus with the cross.

(Matt 10:39)

 

(The above is by no means an exhaustive list, but could be a good start, taking also note of Motes and Beams.)

 

 

Do We Follow a Real God, Or just a Good One ?

Before i get to the ‘Answer’, first a general definition of ‘God’ that i hope every person on the planet will agree with. ( That’s Some Hope, huh?😉  ) Here i mean God to be that to which you personally give the highest level of responsibility for your own life. The over-arching thing that decides what is both good and bad for you and for the world you choose live in. The ‘Final Arbiter’ of what governs the things you think and feel, the actions you take or choose not to take. A conscience perhaps, or a higher consciousness even? But something more than that because it is shared with every other person on the planet (in your own value system, whatever that may look like, you project that out onto everyone and everything, just like everyone else does). God is the thing that made you You – the way you are now, and also made everything that is ‘not you’. This God by the way, is Infinitely big and is connected to everything in the entire Universe(s) and yet seems to some, to be centred inside your own mind, while to others it seems to somewhere outside of themselves.

It is not a construction of only your self, yet some may believe it to be.

Our mind can play any number of tricks on us through our limited choices of perception. God is able to be seen by all of us individually and perhaps differently and yet has the quality of being a single unique thing entirely self-coherent.

 

Quick answer:

For those who believe in God or who fully or partially follow any chosen religion: Real God! (See 1. Below)

For those who either don’t believe in God or have not quite fully decided at the moment:   GOOD one – that is: God of Our Own Design! (See 2. below).

 

Longer Answer:

  1. By Real God i mean that you think you believe in the one and only really, really True, Loving and Just God of the Universe (Him/Her or whatever) and you give all praise and authority over to it, both in your life and to the universe you live in and at all times try to act accordingly with this belief. I do not doubt for a second that your belief is true – for you.

My question though is: Just how well do you succeed in living up to God’s high standards for you? How often do you check? And how well are you being rewarded for your efforts? Do you ever wonder, contemplate or change things about your self and your understanding/relationship with God as a result of  the first three? Is your relationship with God as good as it could be? If not, why not?

 

2. Atheists, Agnostics, fallen Catholics (or any other religion’s expatriate) sorry to tell you but you are all believers. Believers in a GOOD god, that is a God of Our Own Design. It is the thing that ultimately you have determined decides what you do, think, feel and are and by and large it will be contained entirely within, and is almost entirely a product of, your own mind. The same mind by the way that somehow has to try and make sense out of everything else it perceives of as being ‘not me’ and our intimate relationship with that. This thing is also responsible for everything you perceive of as not me and we face many logical inconsistencies when coming to terms with our place in what we believe to be the ‘real world’.

 

Ultimately , every person on the planet is a believer of one kind or the other; all of us create the god we wish to believe in. Some of us will have a number of similarities in our chosen belief, although no two people believe in the same way or in exactly the same things, and we claim a group name for it such as Atheism, Catholicism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, etc.

 

The remarkable thing about it all is – every person’s ‘god’ is actually a part/aspect of the One True God. The Creator of all things visible and invisible.

 

If we could all but see this Universal Truth we MIGHT just have a chance of living in Peace on this Planet we are required to share for the time being.

 

love.

 

Which Church is the Best… For Me?

I can state with complete confidence that the ONLY Church  i will ever follow is the Body Of Christ! No church governed by man is to be totally trusted, just as no man (myself included) can be.

 

I put my total Faith in God, the Father of All. Exactly as Jesus Himself did here on Earth.

 

When i say exactly, i mean i will always seek to do as He did through Scriptural witness¹, even though i know that i can only do that imperfectly at present. I can however, hold the will to always improve my ability to follow Christ truly, acknowledging that at times and in deeds i will inevitably fall short of the Perfect Example He set us all.

I have seen, and abhorred, the various acts and deeds done by all manner of mankind’s churches, who, although have indeed done some good work, have also been responsible for truly horrific acts and have committed various sins against God and Scripture and do so even up to today. Many have been made to go astray from the Love of God through the various fallible and corrupted ways of the church or of leaders within a church, who are – after all, all simply fallible humans as we are.

Christ, alone of men, is able to be trusted for advice regarding our soul and how we are to do and be true to God.

Even Scripture, which has been both compiled and manipulated by man and church needs to be treated with caution when following what appears to be being said, as does one’s own human interpretation and understanding. All things are to be put to the test to see if they meet God’s instruction to us all.

 

Jesus said we are to Love God above all and to love our fellowman as ourselves.

 

love.

  1. I’ve looked and have not found any mention of Christ following any church doctrine, church administration or needing to be with others when praying to/spending time with God.

 

There’s Your Problem, Right There.

when people say i worship the moon + nature + angels + demons, i am ok with that. it’s their perspektiv3.

but the truth is, i worship my opinions, my ideas and myself, just like everybody else i have ever known.~S~.

I read this on a blog recently.

I think the blogger really hit the nail on the head on this one.

She highlights what i believe to be the biggest fundamental flaw in following organised religions and worshipping God.

Or rather,  the ‘fatal’ flaw in any of us who follow them.

And that is we are almost entirely unable to see things from the ‘right’ perspective.

We see everything through our own self-oriented human biases, built up and re-inforced year after year of life on this planet we share with our fellow, similarly  flawed, human beings.

Remarkably few of us ever really learn to subjugate those (our own self-biases and desires – perspectives, if you will) to a higher power than our own, to the will of God, we merely fool ourselves into believing that we do – if we ever get into thinking that far about it.

 

You might want to give that some thought someday?

 

love.

 

Where the ‘Truth’… Lies!

There is The Truth as established by God, and then there is the truth, as made by man. If the latter is in full agreement with the former you know it can be trusted and followed. If it differs, which do you believe you should you give your faith and trust to?

Sunday services

The Sabbath Day (Click link to learn more)

 

Which day is YOUR Holy Day??

 

love.

Let Your Love…

…  Of God,

  Be so Great,

 It allows you,

…  To Overcome,

…  ALL of your petty hatreds.

 

love.

REMEMBER ALWAYS…

… What we see and remember about other human beings, God sees and remembers about us!

Do you want God to remember you as someone who hates, belittles, mocks or ridicules others? or as someone who loves, helps, encourages and praises others?

love.