Most religious people who take the label Christian, Muslin or Jew or other such theists state that God is all-powerful or all-mighty. Anyone who thinks a bit about this claim can see the attraction of this claim. Wouldn’t it be great to have ‘superman’ protecting your back at all times? Who would not want that? Thus, human beings created a god that assuages their fears of being hurt or killed. The thinking goes like this, “if God is for me, who can be against me” to quote the Christians beloved Paul. That saying of Paul is wrong from two perspectives. First, it completely contradicts Joshua of Nazareth’s experience and teachings.
Was God for Joshua? Yes. Were people against him? Yes, most, that is why he was publically killed. Thus Paul's statement is proved false. Furthermore, Joshua teaches that "If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you." John 15:18ff
Second, the saying does not address physical protection. But religious people don’t let facts or sound reason get in the way of their imaginary comfort blanket! So, Christians and Muslims and Jews go about quoting their beloved scripture which assures them that God – being all powerful – will protect them in this world even with evidence and proof countering that claim coming in daily by the millions of times!
Here is the dictionary definition of “delusion”:
“a : something that is falsely or delusively believed or propagated.
b : a persistent false psychotic belief regarding the self or persons or objects outside the self that is maintained despite indisputable evidence to the contrary;”
Such delusionary religious beliefs are yet another reason why people reject believing that God exists, let alone trying to get to know God or placing their faith in him. The average person reasons that since religious people clearly have some delusional beliefs, that all their beliefs are delusional. That is faulty reasoning, but you should be able to see how the truly delusional beliefs of religious people make an easy excuse for people who don't believe God exists to throw the baby (Joshua of Nazareth) away with the dirty bathwater (Christian/bible religion in his name).
Unfortunately a primary purpose of religion (and religious people, though they don't know they are doing it)) is to put so many false and silly and foolish and delusional beliefs about God out amongst the human race that people who are willing to use the mind they were given and thus reason well, will reject God's existence. Of course the religious people don’t believe they are doing that, but that is exactly the nature of deception or of being deluded. Religious people are deceived and deluded on many things regarding God and thus they serve to deceive or to have others enter into their delusion.
Here are some key claims/doctrine of the Christians regarding the nature and character of God.
OK, let’s use reason and logic well here to evaluate these claims, for these claims are in the realm of truth, not faith (extending trust to something not physically verifiable) and thus can be tested by logic.
If God can see all things (omnipresent), then he can see all the evil acts that are committed each day on this planet against innocent people. Is this not correct?
Verifiable, Undeniable Facts:
Fact 1: Many thousands of relatively innocent people are unjustly harmed or treated wrongly each day on this planet, including Christians and others who say they believe in God. From emotional pain from being treated wrongly or shamefully, to physical death and everything in between - harm, pain and suffering happens each day on this planet countless times.
Fact 2: Most of the innocent people who are harmed (used, abused, mistreated, hurt, injured or killed) are women and children…the weak and vulnerable.
Of the many thousands of people harmed each day on this planet, there are no reliable, verifiable reports of miracles delivering people from harm. There are tens of millions of cell phones spread across the earth at this point, most of which have cameras and yet nothing – no evidence that an all-powerful God is saving or protecting innocent children or people from harm.
So, there is THE fact. Many thousands of vulnerable or weaker people are unjustly treated or harmed each day. So the question is, where is God to intervene and protect them?
And yet the religious people continue in their delusional chant, “God is in control…God is in control”. Well, logic tells us that if God is in control of a world filled with evil, then God is responsible for that evil. See any problems with that reasoning? If not, why not submit to the truth of it and start down the road of finding real freedom instead of staying in religious delusion?
If God were in fact all powerful and all-knowing and can see all things that happen in this realm we call earth; AND he acted based on love for people (and a person who loves another person certainly acts to protect them from unjust harm); then surely he would intervene to prevent the pain and suffering of innocent people. Again, does the reader find fault with my reason or logic?
No, the objection of, “but God’s ways are higher than our ways” does not make the truth go away…it is merely a parroted religious response which seeks to avoid or deny what is obviously true. And the religious people respond, ‘No, that is Scripture, the Word of God!’. Yes that is scripture, but no, scripture is not the word of God, and if it was, why do you look to a God who has the power to stop children’s suffering and abuse yet does not? Back to the delusional denial, ‘oh, but God’s ways are not our ways’. Well, THAT God’s ways are cowardly and evil, dear person. How would you describe the 250lb strong man watching a sniveling 150lb pervert abuse a young child and do nothing about it???
The truth is that no such help is forthcoming as the factual evidence of each day proves. God does NOT intervene in the affairs of mankind as any non-deluded individual can easily judge. So, why not consider coming out from the delusion and instead listening to the One who say, “I am the truth”? Why not give up your bible religion and a reliance on contradictory ‘scripture’ and instead put your faith in the Light of the world?
The above truth, that God does not intervene in the affairs of people, addresses this sub-category as well. God does NOT heal one person and leave others suffering. He is not a respecter of persons and loves ALL people, not just some. Yes, He is pleased more by the children who listen to Him and endeavor to do what He says is right; and yes, those who are more faithful to Him in this life will gain greater things in the Life to come; BUT, that does not change his love for all. For God so loved all the people of the earth that He gave His Special Messenger, yes, His very Son…
Yes, the Light did heal people – both physically and spiritually – but he did so primarily as a witness to his message. If he did not do the works of healing, then people would not have paid any attention to him – he would have been just another of the thousands of people in history making fantastic God-claims - and the Creator’s Message would not have been preserved and propagated. Joshua of Nazareth, the Light of the world, had greater faith than any person in history AND the window for miraculous works closed after his return to the Father. Please listen to him…
Are you willing to receive this truth? The Light left this world and night came, dear reader, and thus “no one can work” miracles.
The simple truth, dear reader, is that God – the Creator of the human race – is not all-powerful in this realm of the face of the earth. He is all-powerful in his realm/dimension of existence, but not ours. He has limitations and He needed what Joshua of Nazareth - His Son - had in order to accomplish those miracles. So, when Joshua left, the window was closed and “no one can work” miracles. It is that clear and simple, and that also best fits our experience in this world.
Don’t be afraid dear reader, God is real and He does love you, but you only have one thing to concern yourself with…and that is to love your Father back, and thus get to know Him and start doing what His appointed Messenger said, and that is love one another. We are given a body for a short time… our body is merely our means to express ourselves while we exist in this realm of the surface of the earth. But our bodies will surely fail and die and then OUR PERSONAL WINDOW of choices will close.
Those who make Joshua their leader are not afraid to lose our bodies because we know who we are and where we are going. We know that we only have these bodies for a relatively short time, and that where we send our spirit/soul is FAR MORE IMPORTANT than what happens to our bodies while on this earth.
Therefore, listen to the Light as he says…
Don’t let fear run your life. Don’t have false views of God…don’t make Him into a selfish ‘security blanket’ for that is not what He is and that is not what He wants to be to you. Trust that he will receive your soul/spirit when your body dies IF you have placed your faith IN HIM and His Messenger, Joshua of Nazareth. Let go of the silly false religious beliefs which bind you and are entirely selfish in nature, and will cause the opposite behavior from what God wants. Find the freedom to not be afraid to have your body die because you will come to know your Father in fullness and thus you will truly know where you are going and that to be with Him is FAR better than what this world has to offer. Find the freedom that only comes from the Father’s Freedom Giver…
Once you are free, you can then become part of the peaceful revolution and start to truly help other human beings!
Please, enter into his Life and come, join the Peaceful Revolution!