A Christian is by definition someone who follows the teaching of the Christ. Most of what is in the Bible, is not Christ's teaching. They are
great examples of what is not Christs teaching. Its what makes the Bible the greatest story ever told, on many different levels.
From reading the Bible, I get a sense that its supposed to be that way, to show you how not to be. If you listen to ONLY what Jesus teaches, and
LISTEN carefully to his teaching, he seems to be teaching that all of the laws man makes or ever imposes through words or systems, are evil.
Its just that Ive read the bible and I love it dearly, but I first read a lot of eastern literature and scripture, and when I read the Bible, Jesus
and his parables speak the same truth and in the same fashion that the Hindu's, Jains, and Buddhas did.
Peace and love to all other beings, anything less, is "evil"
If you believe that satan exists, and rather is not just your will giving in to the desire to think of negative images and ideas, then of course he
will exist. I believe that this is the deception that "christians" will suffer, the deception that satan will bring forth, you know, the "many
will come in my name and deceive.." line, I believe its true.
You create your own hell. If you believe in it, you go there. If you know the truth, it does not exist any more than the next idea chosen by the
will to resonate in the mind/soul whatever.
Christianity is very heavily drowned by personal opinion these days rather than the actual essence it carried as when Jesus spoke of what he spoke
of.(constant equality, meditation, prayer, and charity)
(obviously this is my opinion so call me a hypocrite, Ill gladly burn in hell if I'm wrong, but Id rather listen to God and Jesus than temporal
I would love to say Im christian(but i dont want other christians thinking im trying to come in the name of christ to deceive them), and I do not deny
christ in any way, but the church, and any laws that cannot be found by reason like Jesus and the Jain monks did, simply does not exist but in the
minds of those being deceived by the physical world(the devil) and that great deception.
A lot of christians totally disagree with me and those who share such beliefs, Iv'e even been told I'm not a Christian! What is that about? who
decides that? I dont understand why, but then I do, because it talks about it in the Bible!
thus, why I usually dont post anything on the subject, but just felt the urge. I will never convict people of being wrong, no one KNOWS for sure
anything, but its other "christians" that come trying to JUDGE other men, rather than leave that to God and be humble in their "knowing" and just
try to spread the word, that give the bible a bad name.
To the OP, I justify it by realizing that there are some christians who are really satanists, and of course this must have been the case the whole
time, so its no wonder we end up with a text like the bible rather than a text like the Tao Te Ching. If you read the books of the bible supposedly
written by Jesus that never made it into the Bible, you can easily see that politics and people control was more important than enlightenment and
salvation to those who released the varying versions of what we today call The Bible.