I don't classify the truth as religeon (I realize thats a strong statement) but in my situation my perspectives (I feel) have advanced because of
People don't read things correctly (if you understand me)
They will dwell on one aspect of the Book (whether Quran or Bible)
Instead of looking at it as a whole, like looking at it as "EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON" or (I'm really not sure if ANYONE will get this) but
there is no right or wrong, there just .is. (example)
(47) Jesus said, "A person cannot (at the same time) mount two horses or draw two bows. And a slave cannot serve two masters, but truly will honor
the one and scoff at the other. No person drinks vintage wine and immediately desires to drink new wine. And new wine is not put into old wineskins
lest they burst. And vintage wine is not put into new wineskins lest it go bad. And old patches are not sewed to new garments, for a rip will
One thing I will say is don't believe the current "Church" in power (Vatican/Rome etc.) One of the strongest gospels has been unapproved (The
Gospel According to Didymos Judas Thomas/ St. Thomas)
in these writings you'll see how Jesus was not here to "bring peace"
he was here to bring an end to the law an end to judgement
(if you read correctly that is [Even what IS in the bible])
Though the way it was articulately written is "Died for Our Sins"
(Which he did do aswell, but there was a reason for that)
So that we may live by faith
You may take what I'm saying as BS, I could care less
Those who know the knowledge in the bible should know what I'm saying
"The Kingdom of God resides within" (Please understand me)
Jesus says: "Split a piece of wood and I am there, Lift a stone and I will be there"
Why do we make things so complicated? Look into things so deeply?
"And he said: He who shall find the interpretation of these words shall not taste of death. "
May I ask this one simple question?
Who is splitting the wood?, Who is lifting the stone?
You are! The kingdom of God resides within you
Although we're pack with doubt from birth (hence, born with sin)
We are told we cannot do certain things (i.e. Moving a mountain)
Those impressions stay in our brain even though we might not conciously be thinking about it.
(Ever wonder why whenever you do something "You can NEVER do again" you aren't really thinking at all about it)
I know I didn't directly answer your specific questions but I did in a round-a-bout way.
I urge you to do some reading
[edit on 26/8/04 by dnero6911]
[edit on 27/8/04 by dnero6911]