Many Christians today heavily rely upon the present day Theologians to tell them how to believe. They think that these teachers must be right because they are suppose to know God's will and thus we must follow what they teach. Unfortunately people have forgotten the basic principle to following the teachings of Christ.
Christ came not so we would become robots thinking the same kind of thoughts and adhering to the standard principles of those who are supposedly in the loop. Christ came to set us free to think as individuals.
Too many Christians forget that Christ died for our sins so we would have the freedom to have direct contact with Him. A contact that opens us up to a new way of thinking.
The Holy Spirit was given to instruct people on the inside about how they would need to believe in their own individual life experience. This means that the laws handed down by Moses becomes a guide on how to treat others. But they are no longer the rules on how to follow God completely.
Jesus explained that we must love our neighbors as ourselves. That love supersedes judgment. He warns that He is the only Judge! He even makes an amazing statement!
John 10:39, "Jesus said, 'I came to this world to judge, so that the blind should see and those who see should become blind.'"
We are in a learning world and in order for us to achieve God's education goals for our lives we must learn from what we go through in our lives. In order to learn we must be presented with differences. These differences take on many forms.
Jesus came that we might have life in a lost world. A world that is filled with evil and unable to see that it and its people are wrong about life.
We are here to go down paths that show us why people who run this world are so corrupt. That is the reason we must be in charge of our belief system.
We must not let anyone tell us how to believe. We must rely upon the voice inside us and not on people or even theologians. Remember Jesus tells us that those who think they see are BLIND!
Hebrews 10:16, "This is the covenant that I will make with them in the days to come, says the Lord; I will put my laws in their hearts and write them on their minds."
Christians are suppose to gain revelation from the people who surround their lives not upon how others tell them how you are suppose to believe. We are born into different family experiences in order to learn from our families, friends and our culture about loving unconditionally.
We are to gain knowledge not from following the crowd but by allowing love to guide us in how we are to act towards each other. Love is the principle that Christ was showing us when He died for all people.
He did not die so we could cut off our family members when they didn't follow the words directly as taught in the Bible. He didn't die so we could hate the people who did us wrong. He died so we would understand the concept of love and how it helps us to overcome a corrupt society.
We are in a life game where our only hope of survival is to rely on the voice inside our head. A voice that is telling us how to let go of how the world thinks and to hold onto how God wants us to think.
2 Timothy 4:3&4, "The time will come when people will not listen to sound doctrine, but will follow their own desires and will collect for themselves more and more teachers who will tell them what they are itching to hear. They will turn away from listening to the truth and give their attention to legends."
Don't be confused by ministers and teachers who teach us to hate those who love. Listen to God's voice of truth and hold onto love no matter how many credentials the so-called theologians have before or after their names.
Many military heroes have died in combat in Iraq. Recently a so-called minister of the faith proclaimed that each of these people's death is the result of the sin of allowing homosexuals into the armed forces.
From his teachings crowds of people have intruded upon grieving families holding signs and chanting that their sons and daughters are sinners. All of this is done in the name of God.
When a minister, theologian, or teacher of any kind teaches you to hate, do not ever believe that it is God. God is Love! God is Good. And to say that he instigates hate is to allow people to think for you and not God.
Many people do not understand why we are at war in Iraq. They believe that the Muslim people's God is the same as the Jewish/Christian God. But I will tell you they are not the same.
All Muslims are taught from an early age that their religion is the only right religion. They openly teach hatred of Jews and Christians.
From their hatred of other forms of religion many are openly invited to participate in sacrificing themselves as human bombs in order to kill those who don't believe in their God. This is totally opposite from how Jews and Christians are taught to live.
Our Judeo-Christian Bible teaches us to love. We are taught to do good to our enemies and to pray for those who persecute us. We are taught the Golden Rule. "Love your neighbor as you love yourself."
Look how opposite each of these faiths are! One teaches hatred the other teaches love. To live in a teaching world is to recognize the difference between God and Satan. To play and win a life game we must control our own game!
When any teacher comes proclaiming a message from God that tells us we are to hate and destroy our brothers this is not Jesus Christ. These people love to hate and their hatred is for the sole purpose of controlling people and getting them to follow their teachings and not Jesus Christ's .
This is the very reason we must listen to the voice of truth that is within us. We must react in love and not allow evil people to gain control over us by telling us we must hate those who do not love like we love.
1 Timothy 6:3-5, "Whoever teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the true words of our Lord Jesus Christ and with the teaching of our religion is swollen with pride and knows nothing. He has unhealthy desire to argue and quarrel about words, and this brings on jealousy, disputes, insults, evil suspicions, and constant arguments from people whose minds do not function and who no longer have the truth. They think that religion is a way to become rich."
Many television ministers teach hatred against gays and anyone that does not follow the words in the Bible according to their interpretation. They use the Bible to persuade people to live according to their teachings and not God's.
We must be in control of how we think. We must take our own life experiences and allow them to shape and mold us into loving people who are compassionate and caring towards all people. Hatred is Satan and is opposite from the love of Jesus Christ.
We must not judge! Judgment puts us in the place of God. We are not God. We are the children of God. To judge is to prevent the Holy Spirit from speaking to us on the inside.
Never allow others to tell you how to believe. Never allow others to tell you to hate. If a television minister tells you to hate people because of how they love, turn them off!
Judgment prevents people from learning the truth. When we judge we no longer try to understand. When we judge we prevent the Holy Spirit from teachings us God's truth of how love helps us to overcome what we don't understand.