Rethinking My Beliefs about God Apart From Traditional Christianity

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Christian Fundamentals Have One Purpose: To Separate You From God

In Atonement, Church, Free Will, Fundamentalism, God, Sin, The Bible, The Trinity on March 1, 2011 at 6:50 pm

The title of this post is something that has been slowly coming into view for me as I’ve been attempting to understand God apart from the Christian religion. By wrestling through many faith issues which I address in previous blog posts, I’ve currently concluded that Christianity doesn’t lead people to God. Its general nature actually steers people away from God.

So here I am. It feels kind of like going to the doctor for the majority of your life and then realizing the doctor is what has been making you sick. I think I would be so much healthier (have a better understanding of God) had I not seen the doctor at all.

This is a pretty unconventional viewpoint. I mean, just like everybody “knows” you go to the doctor when you need to stay alive, everybody “knows” you go to church in order to grow in eternal life. After three decades of  living this kind of eternal life, however, I have to say that this supposed new life is intended to kill.

I was instantly fooled by institutional Christianity’s claim to Christ. Jesus seemed like a wonderful man, no matter who he was, so how could a church go wrong there? Yet it’s surprising to me just how much the love of a man could be twisted to portray not love but hate. Allow me to explain.

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Did Jesus Ever Claim To Be God?

In Jesus, The Bible, The Trinity on November 14, 2010 at 10:50 pm

I can’t find any scriptures where Jesus claims to be God but I can find plenty of scriptures that indicate otherwise:

“yet for us there is but one God, the Father….” ~ 1 Cor 8:5-6

For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. ~ 1 Timothy 2:5

“For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak.” ~ John 12:49

“…for the Father is greater than I.” ~ John 14:28

“When all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all.” ~ 1 Corinthians 15:28

“Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him.” ~ 1 John 5:1 (NASB)

I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD:
He said to Me, ‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.’

~ Psalm 2:7

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” ~ Romans 1:7 Read the rest of this entry »