It has been said many times, and with some degree of truth, that the first ‘casualty’ in any war is the Truth.
So, it appears to me, is the case with the Spiritual ‘War’ those of us who follow a religion, or have a developing Faith in God who is over and above all, are actively, or perhaps more passively, engaged in.
I see this in many people and in many places; perhaps i am misled or confused?
i know i have no right to judge since i am at least as ‘guilty’ of selecting my own version of Truth and of God as anyone else is, or has been, on this planet.
But it bothers me, enormously, that so many people seem have fallen more for the Propaganda of man and how a few people of influence ‘see’ God and the Bible than reading only what the Bible actually says for themselves and applying their own Faith to seek the obvious as well as the deeper meaning it contains for each one of us.
I suspect that (since no religion has yet come anywhere close to ‘uniting’ mankind’s love of the ‘One True God’) this is true of all adherents of all religions and is by no means the exclusive capacity of Christians.
I’m sorry, but some of the ‘feel good’ stuff people so want to believe JUST ISN’T WORKING!
It is ill informed and misquoted/misunderstood propaganda being fed to us over generations and centuries of man’s ‘perfecting’ of the original Word – and is part of the ‘problem’ – it is not of ‘The Solution’ and does not deserve it’s pre-eminence in our understanding.
If i could do one thing in this world it would be to do this:
Make people fully aware that, while what we do in and within our flesh does NOT cause Grace or Salvation or Redemption to exist in the World or in ourselves, what we do while in our flesh ‘condition’ MOST CERTAINLY CAN ensure we (and others) do not receive the full benefit of those works of God (through the Eternal Spirit) in each one of us. WE NEED to do ‘more’, to take more ‘care’ and thought in what we believe, and be led of the Sprit and not by the nose or simply follow the ‘flock’.
i’m concerned that that serves to delay and ‘push back’ the Works of God more than He desires for us and i really wish we could learn that well so we do more for Him and ‘less’ for every one of ‘us’ (that we all be less self-ish and conform more to the Original ‘model’, especially obeying God over our wife or those ‘snakes’ that would deceive us – possibly with ‘good’ intent’).