Your theory is most likely correct and I personally believe the same thing. Although, I am not a Modern Day "Christian" I do follow much of the Bible, but take all of it cautiously and don't rule it higher than my own personal experiences relating to the Divine. Personally I don't even see modern day Christianity as what the Bible even asks of believers. I have done a lot of research into the Bible and its many translations and it's shocking to see how people twist what it says to a point where it calls the Messiah the devil. Although that's an example, and probably the most radical, there are many different alterations. It's good to have the Old Testament correct thanks to the finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Great post.
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reply to post by Logarock
No, it is a most encompassing statement of truth.
And I am glad to see that some people know this.
God should be something personal, he shouldn't need to give you an instruction manual!
There is truly one way of thinking that brings all minds into agreement (peace); God provided an instruction manual to teach His creation this manner of thinking, when it is their time to learn it (for most this is NOT that time); the part the world does not grasp it is requires God's Holy spirit "coming in the flesh" of an individual to interpret the instruction book, according to the spiritual intent of it.
Why wouldn't a Creator God provide an instruction manual to teach His creation how to operate at their full potential?
reply to post by iRoyalty
I attend church regularly and also acknowledge the interesting facts that you mention. This knowledge was known only to a very few before the internet made a lot it quite available. I don't think it negatively effects my faith. There is a glow that I get from performing religious duties and attending ceremonies that is not quantifiable by the sum of its parts, or even particularly rational.
I've heard it said that Kirkegaard called religion valuable exactly because it is irrational. Maybe there is something to that, but I don't mind taking the Church on its word because while I don't know everything, I am convinced of its well-meaning and sincerity. 'nuff said