As a believer in God, there is a mind boggling belief that boggles my
mind regarding the state of the dead who have passed from this life to
the other side.
Yes I believe Jesus is the way, the truth and
the life. But I am boggled in my mind as to the belief of the majority
of church going believers believe that...if a person does not profess
Christ as Savior and Lord before they expire...even those who since time
began have never heard the name of Jesus let alone accept Him...have
never seen a Bible let alone read one...have never heard of a "sinners
prayer" let alone say it to ensure their salvation...have never darted
their nose inside a "church" door to hear the preacher preach that they
are hell bound...are now in hell's flaming torture chamber because they
failed, through no fault of their own, to transfer to God's side. Yet,
this is the same God that "Christians" ironically proclaim as good,
loving, compassionate, merciful and full of grace.
Something does not add up. On one hand people are told that "God loves
them", "God's love endures to the end", "God's love has not limit",
"There is nowhere you can go to where God's love can't reach you...then
comes the fine print...but, "if you don't say a bible-less sinner's
prayer before you die, then my compassionate, merciful, good and loving
God will cast you into hell's flames where you will be tortured forever
and a day".
Mmmmmmmm. Something sure does not add up! Is this
the God that Jesus is the express image of? Could it be that I am
mindless? Or is it that that somebodies theology is wrong?
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together" (Hebrews 10:25), is a common verse cited by Christians who believe that if you're not attending weekly meetings or plugged in a church denomination that you are somehow out of sync with Scripture and, for all practical purposes, "backsliding". Some refer to the out of church crowd as rebels, or the walking wounded and this verse is often given as the prescription. But is "attending church" really what the author of Hebrews had in mind here?
YES THE BIBLE SAY’S NOT TO FORSAKE THE ASSEMBLING TOGETHER? NOTICE IT DOES NOT SAY DO NOT FORSAKE THE "ASSEMBLY" OR CHURCH BUILDING.
First of all, it is essential that we understand the meaning of the word "church" as it is used in the Bible. These comments, while being historically and biblically sound, are not meant to suggest that Christians should not meet together, share fellowship, pray or preach the Word of God. If that is the conclusion you…
There is no doubt that the Bible has lots of do's and don'ts, commands, demands, rules and rituals. But they were never meant to produce man-made-doctrines, denominated denominations, segregated buildings called the "House of the Lord" to house the different denominations, nor are they meant to determine a person's spirituality or dedication to God based on their performance in keeping the laws and obeying the rules even though the the religious denominational world is based, built and operates on such thinking. Such use of the Bible is misuse and abuse and hinders the work of God in and through His Community of the Redeemed in the Community of Humanity.
Treated in its proper context the rules, demands and commands of the scripture reveal our inability to gain or maintain a relationship with God while pointing us to Jesus Christ in order to know the character of His Father God. After the law leads us to recognize God’s character and our inability to keep the deman…
Fear mongering is an abusive tool used by religion which cripples and limits one's spiritual growth to mature to the full stature of Christ. The fear mongering propaganda that is used as a means to get people saved speaks volumes about the quality of love used to try and scare people to become Christ followers. The scriptures declare that is is the “goodness of God that leads to repentance.”
Another characteristic of fear mongering believers is that they believe that natural disasters are God’s doing and are warnings or punishment for the sin of sinning people. Their sin consciousnesses has blurred their God consciousnesses to where they see God as the big bad wolf waiting to pounce on somebody for sinning.
Natural disasters have happened at different times throughout history. Theses events have been used by money hungry fear-mongers to write books of impending doom, passed of as the gospel by using out-of-context scripture verses to validate the acceptance and sale of their wa…