The Religion of Me!

relWhat is racism?  According to the United Nations it is “any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, color, descent, or national or ethnic origin.”   Webster’s dictionary defines it as discrimination based on the belief that some races are by nature superior to others.

Atheist define it as Christianity. Progressives define it as anyone not willing to bow to their distorted, warped, leftist beliefs.

An article published on, Will Christianity Also Become As Offensive As Racism, was published under an assumed name because as the author explained, he had “been threatened many times with death by Bible believing Christians and didn’t need any nut job at his door thinking that they are doing a fictional God a service.” He also added that the “hand of God image he used in the article was more mockery, “ as if God had a hand and he lived above the clouds like Biblical cosmology proposes.”

It became very obvious from the article that the author was not only racist but anti-Semitic. He stated that Jesus thought he was from the chosen race and like all good Jews do today, he thought non-Jews were dogs because the chosen race only had the ear and council of God based on one verse in the Bible, Matthew 15.21. He ended his article by saying that “religion is causing a lot of suffering at the moment. Just imagine if there was no religious ideology that caused offense and oppression and displacement, what peace we would have on earth.”

Picking select verses from the Bible to prove a point only proves that this man, along with many other  so-called Christians, have never read the Bible with any understanding. In Deuteronomy 10:17-18 we read that God does not favor strangers over the Hebrews and loves all those who follow Him.

Jesus said (John 3:16) that “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”   Whosoever is not a synonym for Jew. Throughout the gospels we read of Jesus’s compassion on the gentiles whom he was quick to heal. Peter was also taught a valuable lesson that we read in Acts 10; that God shows no favoritism between the Jew or Gentile. “What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.”

Peter summed up Christ’s ministry when he wrote in Galatians  (3:26-28), “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”

As a Christian I do not harbor ill feelings or hatred toward those who chose to deny God. While it is sad, God gave man free will to believe or not.  But I am outraged by those ministers or Church denominations who deliberately and willfully defy God’s Word to lead their followers astray.

In December of 2013, we were told that the Third Vatican Council had joined the ranks of numerous so-called Christian denominations who have decided that God’s word must evolve and change to fit modern society.   According to Pope Francis, “truth is not absolute or set in stone. Even atheists acknowledge the divine through acts of love and charity and redeems his own soul, becoming an active participant in the redemption of humanity. . .The Church no longer believes in a literal hell where people suffer. This doctrine is incompatible with the infinite love of God. God is not a judge but a friend and a lover of humanity. God seeks not to condemn but only to embrace. . .Hell is merely a metaphor for the isolated soul, which like all souls ultimately will be united in love with God.”

The Vatican Council is wrong. Truth never changes, it is eternal. God’s word does not evolve or change to fit whatever is acceptable at the moment.  Truth is that which is consistent with the will of God. John 17 records Christ’s prayer before his arrest and trial at the hands of the religious zealots of the time, as he prayed for his followers. “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. . .”

“Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the spirit unto sincere love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart. Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever. For all flesh is as grass and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth forever. . .” 1 Peter 1:22-25

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