Some do not accept a vengeful and capricious deity who will cast billions
of souls into a lake of fire for all eternity because they failed to claim
jesus as their savior.
Such a teaching would presuppose that billions are already in a fiery
hell waiting to be
The absurdity of said dogma will continue because fundamentalist
preachers read and understand their Bible from a literal perspective.
In their understanding past stories in their Bible was recorded as
true, actual events.
In doing so they have to contrive and twist multitude of untenable
doctrines that make absolutely no sense that leaves the one they
assume as God an unjust monster.
I could use hundreds of Bible scriptures, all which contradict the
literal perspective. I will use just two recorded in the second
letter to Timothy.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man
of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
If I wrote and recorded my past experience while attending High school,
would anyone claim such knowledge as being inspired?
Of course not. As no amount of past history is inspiration.
A writer, author is simply stating from his observation
and perspective what he or she has experienced.
And yet, many writers such as Moses, Paul, Jeremiah, Isiah, Daniel,
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John (just to name a few) are all accepted
as writing their past observation and experience.
Take for instance the first five books of the Bible, which
the literalist accept as the writings of Moses.
How is writing the details of the Hebrew Priesthood as recorded
in the scrolls of Leviticus inspired or inspiration?
Moses simply recorded his observation and experience as recorded
in all the scrolls attributed to his name.
Inspiration is knowledge that ..you..do..not..know.
Inspired to you within by the Spirit within you.
Again: Recorded history is not inspired or inspiration.
Conclusion: If the scriptures are to be accepted as genuinely
inspired or inspiration, then they must be understood
from an allegorical perspective.
All which is teaching man that he is one with God.
The inspiration of scripture are allegorical in
nature with no relation to actual historical events.
Which is teaching metaphysical/psychological
principle of eternal truth, that man and God are one.
The infinite power, intelligence, wisdom,
joy, beauty and peace is within mans
imagination, thinking and consciousness.
Until he claims his divine birth-right
and inheritance he'll continue to suffer
the errors of Kingdom of God within as a cruel
capricious God who loses more souls
to satan than he wins.
Inspired scripture when meditated upon
will inspire you from within until you grow
to an expansion in consciousness to KNOW
who you are, that you and God are one.
God is not out there somewhere, or
in outer space sitting on a throne.
Personally I've had too many prayers
answered outside of Christendom to
follow the literalist perspective.
A thousand years from now, they'll
still be waiting for a savior to rescue
them in a purported rapture.
But regardless of which you chose
to believe, I pray that God will
continue to richly bless you
with wisdom, joy, peace and prosperity,
and most importantly, a conscious
awareness to know.
edit on 7/20/2020 by MrBlaq because: (no reason given)