Originally posted by Starchild23
reply to post by lonewolf19792000
Bro/sister it's like this. Believing objects have magical properties for protection or to give luck or fortune is paganism, which Mormonism is pagan. Another anti-christian cult painted up to look like the real deal, just like catholicism and their magical water and magic prayer beads. All that stuff is, is just a crutch and superstitous sorcerous garbage.
True christianity needs to shine through, and how we do this is by returning to our roots, our first and second century roots that Jesus established and not these pagan knock offs that are dolled up to look like christianity but truly are not.
I am offended by this. Paganism and wicca have both been given a bad rap by the Church, the very organization that teaches not to judge.
In fact, the extreme hypocrisy displayed by the Church in both judging other faiths that do no harm, and being prideful and arrogant enough to say that Christianity (or whatever religion) is the ONLY path to salvation.
My religion (if I can even call it that) is love. Love everyone, and you will see no need to sin. A lot of these things that are called sinful are absolute tripe. Half of the "sinful" things in the Bible are perfectly natural. And a lot of the things that are approved in the Bible are absent of love, and would be considered by many religious people to be malicious, rather than constructive.
There's a laundry list of hypocrisy to be had concerning the activities and history of the Church, but I wont name all of it. Suffice it to say that Christianity has done more harm and evil than many of the faiths it has demonized.
So, in simple terms...practice what you preach, people of the so-called "faith". It's been too long since you actually deserved to be called Christians, or to even serve your supposed "God".
Shame on you for exalting your hypocritical religion, let alone imposing it upon innocent, healthy nations.
LOVE is a good thing...and yes we should love ! God is love but he also hates sin. HE LOVES the sinner but hates the sin. Big difference. So when I point out a dislike or something I think is wrong, it isn''t towards the person per se.... it's towards the belief system! If only folks could see this.
I agree that many so-called Christians have done more harm than good...and many Christians that are too stern or forceful can and have turned many away from the faith. Tis sad. God's wisdom is needed in these situations as to how one should witness or etc.
No, we as Christians , are not to judge. But at the same time the written word of God has given us standards to live by and thus we judge accordingly.
You can't go wrong with lOVE - for sure! But I have found that the Love of Jesus, my Savior is far better than rubbies or gold.