What is religion? Where did if first come from? Did you ever wonder why are there so Religions? Or why there are so many Gods? There is a Christian, Jewish, Catholic, Mormon, Buddha, Muslim, even a New Age God, just to name a few. So with so many religious concepts of God, how are we to know which is the real one?
Are you sure the Religion and God you have chosen to worship, is the real provable one, because if you cannot prove there is a God, what do you really have? Just a belief and what good is a belief in time of need? That’s right, no good at all.
Besides your Religion telling you there is a God just what proof do you have that there is a God? If God were something real, wouldn’t It let you know first hand? Wouldn’t God want you to know him? Personally?
Doesn’t the fact that there are so many conflicting religious beliefs of, on or about God, tell you that God is a complete mystery to the world?
All Religions Are Based On Beliefs.
Beliefs are, ‘opinions.’ And ‘opinions’ are ‘beliefs without proof.’ And beliefs can change. Religion started out with the Sun, then followed with mythology.Mythology is, ‘an imaginary or fictitious thing person’. ‘Not fact or logic.’ There just is no proof as to whether a God or Gods existed then or now. None.
Religions are based on faith and faith is only a, belief’. People need to believe that there is ‘something’ more, so they invented-
God, Gods, Goddess, Deities and Religions.
According to Webster’s, religion means a, ‘set of beliefs concerning the cause of all things.’ So, Religion is a, set of beliefs. And just because a belief is agreed and accepted as factual, does not make it so. And just what is the belief of a God based on? What ‘facts’?
In the case of Religion, the only facts they have, are passed down beliefs. So, your religion is you agreeing and accepting the beliefs of others. Your Religion is you agreeing with someone else’s opinion of the reality of a God based on THEIR understanding. Not yours. Theirs.
Religion is a ‘belief in, worship of, or obedience to a supernatural power or powers considered to be divine or to have control of human destiny.’
Again, a belief. Not a fact.
From the beginning of Religion, each of these religious groups choose the God they believe is the real God, then do their best to convince all others that their God is the real and only God. For some reason most of these religious groups think it’s their duty to force the world into their beliefs. Odd that any God of any religion would want His followers to be so hateful of others.
Religion started with terrible conflict and all these thousands of year later, NOTHING HAS CHANGED. The fact is no Religion knows GOD. They know what they think they know, but all they know is what they have been taught to know of God. By other men.Not by a God.
Unless God is personal, to you, You do not have any God and unless God speaks directly to YOU, you have no God. You have a belief. A belief you call God.All based on what man has told you even though we have been told we should not listen to man.
Think of this, religion means, ‘conscientiousness,’ which means,’ just, upright,honest, faithful, devoted, dedicated.’
Religion then is not something that needs to be organized or has anything to do with groups or with anyone or anything other than YOU.
Religion is, YOU being, just, upright, honest, faithful, devoted, dedicated. Religion is a personal thing and does not need to be organized.
It was man, whose breath is in his nostrils that created religions.
“I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.
One description of a scribe is a person who makes copies of the ancient writings for the Government and Priests.
Could it be the Churches would want to make changes, so the people would do as they believed they should?
And for the Government, they might want the writings to be understood in favor of the Government, in order to control the people easier.
Copying manuscripts of the Old Testament in the original Hebrew language as originated by the Scribes long, long, before Jesus.
Pope Damascus, way back in 382, had the entire Bible translated into Latin by St. Jerome. As Jerome read the texts he like any of the translators, would have interpreted them from his/their state of beliefs. It is Jerome’s Latin translation of the Bible that is said to be the official version of the Bible accepted by the Catholic Church.
The King James Version was translated by 54 men who used all the older versions along with the original manuscripts, and each decided on how he believed the passages should read. There have been over 300 corrections since the 1613 version of the King James Version. What does that tell you? Just imagine it is you who has to translate old manuscripts, would you not choose what words and the passages meant to you?
Maybe that is WHY Jeremiah said
THE FALSE PEN OF THE SCRIBES MADE WORDS INTO A LIE.
There is no original manuscripts of the Old Testament today.
It must be ‘rent’ for it is the ‘rent’ that is made worse.
Understanding a meaning to the word ‘rent’ gives a new way to read and possibly understand the parable.
What might have Jesus have meant, if ‘rent’ means ‘to divide?
What are we not to ‘divide?
Could Jesus have meant that we should not ‘divide’ our good thoughts by adding bad thoughts into our minds?
That if we ‘divide’ our thoughts, it is likely the bad thoughts would fill up our minds and we would then no longer be full of Gods thoughts?
Did Jesus mean, ‘No man can put pieces of a good pure thought into the mind full of old bad, negative thoughts, for that which is put in to fill it up…takes from the good pure thoughts, and then we become divided and we no longer having our mind ‘stayed on Him?