I have said for some time now that I believe that everything has a propose. In saying that; my time under the spell of religious dogma, gave me a better understanding of why it’s so difficult to get a religious person to understand anything other than what they have been taught (pride).
When you are under the spell of religion you will give more thought to sin, looking at other people that you have judged to be a sinner. When I read the bible to my understanding it never said anything about there being big sin or little sin. But in Proverbs 6:16-19, it tells us “for there are six things the Lord hates, seven that are DETESTABLE to Him:” the number one thing is HAUGHTY eyes, the meaning for haughty is; looking down one’s nose at the riff-raff, haughty behavior is: ARROGANCE. The meaning for arrogance is: excessive self-opinion, conceit, ego, vanity, egotism, PRIDE, self-importance, vainglory. The antonym for arrogance is: HUMILITY and MODESTY. I know first hand that arrogance is blinding, you are deceived, mislead to believe you are someone that you are not. As long as you are deceived you can not change, you don’t see that you need to. Organized religion makes you believe that you are better than the person that kills, the homosexual, the addict, the alcoholic, the child molester, the person that is not a member of your church, are, may not be a member of any church. If you are asked, you will say: I don’t think that I am better than them, BUT, I would never do anything like that, and there is PRIDE. If you where put in the same place that they have been put in you don’t know what you would do. the mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the spirit is life and peace; the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not SUBMIT to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.
It would be a wonderful thing if we were controlled by the spirit, but most of us are not. And because the mind is HOSTIL to God, we have a very difficult time recognizing truth when it comes.
In the pass years I have tried to understand how I can tell others what I feel was given to me by the Spirit. How I could get others to see how deceiving religion has become without them becoming anger. I realize now that truth has a way of coming out, sometimes it takes a long time, but sooner are later it will come forth.
I will end with; In everything that we participant in, there is a massage, sometime the massage is to deep to understand…Patience is a virtue, and virtue is MORAL EXCELLENCE, though moral excellence we all can become RIGHTEOUS, it doesn’t get any better than that…RIGHTEOUSNESS…
Over the years I have called myself a Christian, at one time in my life I wasn’t open to any other religious beliefs. At this point in time it is 43,000 SEPARATE Christian groups in the world. Sam Pascoe says; “Christianity started out in Palestine as a fellowship; it moved to Greece and became a philosophy; it moved to Italy and became an institution; it moved to Europe and became an enterprise”. Religion has become a big money making business…
There was a time if you said that you were a Christian you were looked at in a respectable way, now it mean very little. Churches are being robed like anywhere else, at one time there was no need to lock their doors. Every year we hear about Pastors, Priest, men in a place of authority doing all kinds of things to their children, themselves and others. These things have been going on for years and years but, it was a secrete that no one wanted to talk about. Now its coming out because of all the pain and distress going on in the lives of the victims.
On Sept. 17, 2004 I received a revaluation, and the revaluation was; religion is WITCHCRAFT, the meaning for witchcraft is: sorcerer, magic. I looked up religion it has 16 classmates, Brahmanism, Buddhism, Christianity, Gnosticism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Lamaism, Rastafarianism, Santeria, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, Voodooism, Zen and Zoroastrianism. The only religion that we think of as witchcraft is Voodooism, but in other parts of the world it is the same as Christianity is to most of us. When we think of Voodoo we think it is someone making someone else do something that they don’t want to do. If we are honest with ourselves, when we pray don’t we ask God to make a person be the way we believe they need to be? We look at it from the stand point that God is the one that is making what we ask for happen, not us, but it was something that we prayed and ask God to do. Most of the time when we pray we don’t say NOT MY WILL BUT YOUR WILL BE DONE, we pray and ask God for precise things to be done. Things that we want or need, wouldn’t you say that has a lot to do with sorcerer?