reply to post by yourmaker
I don't have parents. I was raised by my grandparents, my mom was working so I never saw her much, and then one day moved away. I was poor living with
her, taking care of my sister.
My grandparents are my dad's parents, and he left me when I was born. They took me in when they didn't have to at all. They taught me the meaning of a
great deal of things, but that always stuck.
Now the tables have turned, and it is I who has been placed in their position.
If you don't like what you see, change it in yourself first.
I have and that's why I made that thread. I was subject to Christianity as a child.
You don't need Jesus to be a good person, or that he died for our sins or any of it, it's all a lie.
The real sin is believing in something so foolish because everyone else does.
Love everyone. period. not thank you jesus, thank you EVERYONE.
Your own story and words betray your premise in the OP. True religion, as outlined in the Bible, is this:
27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from
being polluted by the world.
The very people that were willing to take you in were practicing this religion. Love is what is found reflected in the mirror of the Bible in all
respects. Is a King, who does not practice righteousness, worthy of the title? God is a King that does not compromise. His reflection in the Bible
is true in every respect. When we deny this, we are only judging our own reflection by His.
I am only being honest with you on this topic. I can't know this truth without first experiencing it myself. The only way to conquer our own faults
in life is through the willingness to face them. For this to succeed, there must be a foundation for our actions. If you examine the Bible, simply
by opening up and reading with eyes that are free from bias, you will find all the answers to the struggle. There is no better source.
You stated in the OP that you would like to punch Jesus. Go right ahead. This is a good start for you to see that you are truly wanting to do it to
yourself. This is the gift that God grants from within the pages of the Bible. It's a mirror. If we are blaming others--God being one of the
others--then we are truly blaming ourselves for the image we see in the reflection. The lie that the world wants you to believe is that something so
significant is merely a product of deception by men. Have you ever known men to have the ability to accomplish such an enigma?
Truth is not locked in words, it's locked in symbol. To read the symbols like words, they must be experienced. Use the example of James 1. You have
experienced a truth in your life. It cannot be refuted as true, but only experienced when you are on the correct side of truth by context. This is
seeing with the heart. If you are on the wrong side of truth, it seems like words on a page from men. The bridge between is virtue, which allows the
eyes of the heart to be opened by your own self-worth within God's truth. Your own words in the last post speak from a humble heart behind the
experience of a true reflection. Wrapped in those comments are also words of deception in your own mind. If you are comparing your own self to the
mirror God provides in the Bible, His image will always be the higher truth. If you can bridge the gap between the reflections, you will see that
their is only one truth worth rising toward.
God protects those who follow truth. Those who don't face fire by trials and are on their own by choice. We can't fault God for being consistent and
uncompromising with his own truth.
What is the highest truth? Watch out for the betterment of others and keep yourself from being polluted by the world. The world represents those
things that go against the highest truth. Go back and read James 1:27. From Genesis 1 to the last verse in Revelation, the Lord is Jesus. God is
the Father. Together, all of humanity is being taught to follow the golden rule. Do unto others what you wish for yourself. The rest is commentary
on this point.
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
God does not compromise on this. Fault Him for it, but you can only fault yourself for doing so.
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