Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Organized Religion(s)

Organized Religion(s)

The innate ability of man (mankind) to create god in his (perverted) image 

There are those whose reason for living (Cause if you will) is to call for all world religions to ‘set aside’ specific differences, and “just get along”.  To those people, and to said Cause or Causes, I tip my hat and wish you well, whilst simultaneously shaking my head in vehement protest!

I have long since concluded that Organized Religion is not for me.  I know who my Lord is, and am in awe every day that He was willing to do (and go through what He went through) so that I (and you) might know Him better. 

For those wondering what the difference is, it’s really very simple.  The religions of this world all utilize a methodology of sacred writings, coupled with designated leaders who proclaim (and essentially advise others how to interpret) those same sacred writings to their followers en masse.  Whereas, my relationship with my Lord is personal. 1 on 1 and His Word, the Holy Bible from Genesis through Revelation is my handbook.

Who is ‘my Lord’, the great ‘Him’, to which I refer?  Why He is none other than the Great “I AM” to which Moses spoke “tell the children of Israel this: 'I AM has sent me to you.' .” – Exodus 3:14 [World English Bible] – Jesus Christ, who said “…I can guarantee this truth: Before Abraham was ever born, I am.” - John 8:58 [GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)

Jesus Christ is Lord!

Know Jesus, know peace whereas no Jesus, no peace

How does one get to “know” Jesus?  Simple, invite Him into your heart, as Jesus says: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” [Revelation 3:20 NIV]  How can we be assured that this Jesus stuff means anything, well because the Bible tells us so, as the Apostle Paul wrote:

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” [Romans 10:9-10 NIV]

And for those of you who say to me, I can’t be bothered reading the Bible, “it’s confusing” or “it’s a waste of my time”, may I draw your attention to what the Bible says about wisdom: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” [Proverbs 9:10]

If nothing else, PLEASE read two chapters from the Bible – (don’t own one, sorry NO excuse, if you’re reading this, you can access this: John 3 and John 14!

John 3:16 says:  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

And John 14:6 says: “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Well that’s it, that’s Da Bauz’s take, Organized Religion(s) – this 19th day of October 2011 © 2011, All Rights Reserved. wr (Da Bauz, Christian Zionist)

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