Big topic, right? Well, let’s simplify it.
Organizations of various sizes – from large like Roman Catholicism or Eastern Orthodox, to Protestantism to Pentecostal to Anabaptist to small groups of people – all organized around the idea that who God is and what He wants can be found and understood through the bible ('protestants') or the bible and it's leadership (catholic-orthodox) – through the opinions of the authors of the books of the bible. Some will say that Christianity is about "christ”, but christianity’s ‘christ’ is still ‘known’ through the bible and those who say they are experts on the bible, or who claim to ‘have the Holy Spirit's anointing’ or some other such subjective claim.
So, what are the key beliefs and practices of Christianity?
A. That the bible is the word of God to mankind. FALSE!
B. That Christ is God and Christ is the holy spirit and the three are all the same being. False.
c. That God had Christ sacrificed/killed to pay the penalty for people’s sin so that God can forgive people. False.
D. That God is BOTH a Being of Wrath and Vengeance as well as a God of love. False.
E. That God sends people to hell if they don’t believe what the Christian leaders say is true about God. False.
F. That God cannot be known, or known well. (The scripture quoted to justify this is often, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55.) False.
G. That people need to ‘go to church’ – a religious building that christian’s build and sing songs they call worship. False.
H. That people participate in a ritual of eating bread and drinking wine to commemorate christ’s death in order to please God and stay in good stead with Him. False.
I. That people get dunked in water or have water poured on them in order to go to heaven or be accepted by God. False.
J. That people not sin in order to go to heaven with sin being defined as doing bad or wrong things that their religious leaders define - sometimes using the bible, sometimes not. False.
K. That the concept of love – that christians generally wrongly define as a nice feeling for certain people - is just something to be talked, preached and sung about, not to be lived out. False.
This is the sad state of that which is called “Christianity” and those people who make up the religious system and its organizations.
Now, there are many well intentioned and decent people who participate in christianity and its local expression they call 'the church'. Many are sincere in what they believe and are decent moral people - that is they don't intend to harm people. Some spend some time doing good stuff like helping poor people. Unfortunately, those things, while good, are the lesser things that God wants and expects of ALL human beings. In other words, there are Muslims and Jews and Hindus and Buddhists and Agnostics etc. who do the same things the christians do, and it is NOT because they all have a right understanding of God, but rather that they all have a conscience given by God.
What is actually true?
The Creator/Designer of the human race sent His unique Messenger to tell we human beings what He wants of the human race and for us as individuals. God wants people to listen to His Messenger and NOT all the other voices that claim to represent God, including the bible authors and all the contemporary people who claim to speak for God. Pretty simple, right?
What does the Creator want, or stated another way, what does His Messenger say? For we human beings to love one another, with His definition of love being valuing other people and thus wanting to be with them and to behave selflessly towards one another motivated by compassion for one another - again, pretty simple to understand if you have not been deceived about what 'love' is.
Of course the Creator wants us to do what is right and care about what is true according to his Son/Messenger...or said another way, by having the Messenger be the standard for human behavior. But there is one thing above all that He wants from us, and that is to love each other…to care for each other…to not insist on taking money (some material compensation) to care for each other…to not ask for money to help each other with basic human needs like food, clothing, shelter and medical help for our bodies...to actually care for each other each day, by sharing what we have with each other and working together for the food which does not perish. And what is the manifestation of this love?
People coming together and being together and sharing the Light's Life together.
Again, it is that simple. And yet, it is utterly rejected, not just by people who don't know the Messenger's message, but by those who claim they do!
So, as you can see, Christians and Muslims and Jews and Hindus and Buddhists and agnostics etc. all don't practice this all important thing called "love".
Here is the problem stated from another perspective. If you don't know the directions to get somewhere, you are highly unlikely to ever get there. If you do know the directions, you have a good chance of getting to the destination, even if you make a few mistakes. Well, the vast majority of christians and biblians do not know the Messenger's teachings because they are not listening to him, and thus they don't know the directions! This is what it means to be lost.
Here are the answers to the errors listed above…
A. Joshua of Nazareth is the Word of God to mankind, NOT the bible. Even the bible says that! See John 1:1, Luke 1:2, Rev. 19:13. The belief that the bible is the world of God - based on Paul's OPINION, and NOT based on Joshua's teachings, and contradicted by Joshua's teachings - is the greatest spiritual falsehood that has been believed in the past several hundred years! What better way to fight against the Light than to turn people away from him by substituting a book for his person and teachings! What better way to hide the Light than to bury his words in a giant book filled with shadows and darkness of many authors wrong understandings of God. See The Parable of the Millennia, Is the Bible God's Word?, The Apostle Paul, The Bible - the Wrong Standard 1, The Bible - the Wrong Standard 2, The Bible - the Wrong Standard 3. Or see the videos at our Finding Life Channel.
B. Joshua/Jesus of Nazareth is who he says he is, “The Son of God” (John 3:18, 5:25, 10:36-37, 11:4; Luke 22:70). He never says, “I am God”, but rather talks about his "Father in heaven" over 40 times in the four gospels. Therefore, if he – as was recorded in the gospels - was regularly talking about and to “my Father who is in heaven”, he could not be the same person as the Father he is talking to, could he? At least if you want to use reason to know truth. The few sayings where he talks about his perfect unity with the Father do NOT contradict nor nullify his plain confessions on who he is, the "Son of God".
C. No, God did not have his obedient Son punished and killed for the wrong doings of the other disobedient and guilty sons and daughters of God (human beings). That would be a morally wrong act – to punish the innocent for the guilty - and God does not do what is wrong.
D. The Creator is our Father, and He is not a Being of wrath and anger and blood thirsty vengeance as the writers of the Hebrew scripture - and Paul, the author of most of the ‘new testament’ - imagined Him to be. Rather, He is a Being of love, compassion, patience, etc., just as Joshua of Nazareth revealed. Joshua never says that his Father is a Being of wrath or anger or vengeance.
F. Christian’s enjoy putting reason aside as soon as someone points out some contradictory belief they hold about God…and a common defense is what was quoted above...that we cannot know God nor his ways. In contrast, the Light says, “And this is eternal life, that they may know you Father/God, and me whom you have sent.” John 17 & “I thank you Father that you have hidden these things from the smart and intelligent and have instead revealed them to little children” Matt. 11 & “Unless you change and become like little children, you will not see nor enter the kingdom of God”. Knowing God well is what eternal life is comprised of, so please start loving God with all your mind and get to know Him through His beloved Son/Messenger...and it is not some 'super bible study' exercise, rather, it is an exercise in faith and humility.
G. God does not want people building temples to him and calling them ‘churches’, for the Light says that his followers who are called out of the evil world are “the church”. And no, God does not want people listening to people who misrepresent His Son, who don’t teach His Son’s truths and who don’t live as His Son taught we ought to live i.e. religious leaders. And no, signing songs about God-stuff or love is not necessarily worship if we are not living what we sing about, for "God is seeking those who worship in spirit and in truth" not who sing songs with their mouth about wrong things or who don't DO the right things they sing about.
H. The Living Being that is the Designer and Creator of the human race does not care about rituals that take the place of what he does care about. He cares that His Son is honored, and if the Son is not honored, then all the empty rituals in his name are meaningless and an offense…we are swallowing a camel and choking on a gnat – meaning we are doing what is far less important because we refuse to do what is really important.
I. To think that the Creator would only accept people who participated in a few minute ritual involving water, is to have a horribly wrong understanding of the character and heart of God. To think He would send people to eternal torture based on not participating in a water ritual is to reveal complete ignorance...to reveal the utter darkness of the human heart, and the utter foolishness of religion in God’s name...to reveal NOT KNOWING GOD. See point F above i.e. "And this is eternal life, that they might know God..."
J. As we have seen, any wrong we do…if we confess it and have remorse over it and ask for forgiveness, we will be forgiven. Jesus does teach what makes us "unclean" before God - see Mark 7 for example - he does talk about sin and teaches we should not sin. However, we condemn ourselves by our lack of faith and love which keeps us trapped in our self-pride and fear and selfishness, and thus living a largely loveless life even while we practice religion. Some things that religious leaders say are sinful, are not, even while they ignore the greater sins.
K. God’s love is not an emotion or a feeling, nor does it have anything to do with the male to female attraction. But believing the wrong thing about the all-important concept of “love” is a ‘great way’ to avoid having to actually love people. Love as the Creator defines it, will bring people together to live together and share His Life together...it is that simple.
So, what is the simple, undeniable truth regarding the human race and love as defined by the Standard given by the Creator? Please hear his words…
…that the people of the earth – especially Christians who use the bible to hide the Light - love the darkness rather than the Light and their loveless-ness and all it manifests, is the great evil!
…and what is the first reaction from those with no faith or humility? ‘Oh, I am not evil…my deeds are not evil…I love the Light…’ SELF-DELUDED LIES based on the WRONG STANDARD to judge what is evil. The self-deceived religious people say, ‘I don’t murder and I don’t’ purposely harm others and I don’t smoke or drink and I don’t…’ And the list of ‘don’ts’ goes on and on, but they HAVE THE WRONG STANDARD TO JUDGE WHETHER THEY ARE EVIL OR NOT.
The Light says “love one another” and Christians are NOT doing this and yet they believe that abstaining from overt acts of harming others or one's self is what makes a person acceptable to God. They could not be more WRONG! What makes a person evil is rejecting our Father’s love and truth and therefore refusing to truly love others! What is the greatest evil above all others? The lack of love for others is the greatest evil!
The sad truth is that the normal and average Christian lives no differently than the average Muslim or Jew or Hindu or Buddhist or Atheist or Agnostic, etc. You will know the Christians only by their love for their book, the bible; their attendance at their religious entertainment meetings in the buildings they call ‘the church’; their self-righteousness; and their loveless-ness. Sadly, you will also know the Christians by their ignorance of the teachings of the one they call their god...the One whom is pointed to on this web site!
Dear Christian, if you are reading this, you have a choice. Continue in the darkness of loveless Christian religion and the darkness of its confusion and hatred for that which is true - or turn away from your loveless life and your hatred of the One who calls himself "the Truth", and instead, find Life! You can continue in the falsehoods of Christianity, or you can start to love truth and listen to the One who says, “I am the truth”. You can continue on in the destiny of death and destruction you have chosen for yourself by virtue of your participating in the counterfeit and thus your rejection of the Light, OR you can enter into Life and love and start to follow the Light of the world...you can become part of the solution instead of being part of the problem!
Please, enter into his Life and come, join the Peaceful Revolution!