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.
What is a ‘scribe?
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.
Like so many other sayings, could this one have a hidden meaning? Lets see.
First, why would Jesus want them to ‘leave their nets.’
‘Leave’ comes from the word, ’believe’ and ’believe is, ’to accept something as true without absolute proof that it is true.’
Could Jesus have been trying to tell the fishermen that it was time to ‘leave,’ to leave what they had always ‘believed and accepted’ about what they had been taught about God? Did Jesus want to teach them about his God, a God that they could ‘prove’?
Maybe another reason was because Jesus understand the word ’net’ can mean, ’conditions and circumstances.’
Was Jesus trying to get the men to understand that their present ‘conditions ’ were only ‘agreements?’ Agreements, because that is what the meaning for ‘conditions’ is, ‘agreements.’
If so, an ‘agreement with what? Agreements with the handed down beliefs and opinions from the ancient fathers? Ancient fathers who believed in a god of war and destruction?
Did Jesus also understand the word ’net’ can mean, ‘circumstances?
Interesting to know that the word ‘circumstance’ has a meaning of, ‘to stand around.’ And isn’t that what you do when you fish the way you have been taught to fish? You ‘stand around, waiting’? Also interesting is that ‘stand’ can mean, an ‘opportunity.’
Was Jesus giving them an ‘opportunity’ to change their ‘conditions and circumstances’? An ‘opportunity’ to understand they did not have to ‘agree’ with what they had been taught about God and man.
A God they had been taught was the real God, with no proof that He was real? And that man is made of the flesh, when he is not.
Isn’t it most interesting to know different meanings for words? So think about this…Jesus wanted the fishermen to ‘follow’ him…not follow him around the countryside…but to ‘follow’…to listen to him and to accept him as their guide.
Did Jesus want the fishermen to stop agreeing with worldly conditions and worldly circumstances and worldly beliefs and handed down opinions of God and his Creation and to ‘follow’ which in this case means to ‘listen to him and he would guide and teach them truths of a real God. And by understanding the real God, it would change their human conditions and circumstances.
Another meaning for the word ‘net’ is ‘anything that serves to ensnare.’ Ensnare is to, ‘trap and take power over someone.’
Was Jesus telling them that if they left their old ways and old beliefs and followed him, he would show them the truth of things and they could regain their power and be set free from their human conditions and circumstances.
Could that be what Jesus was really saying to them? That they could take back their God given power of freedom?
And maybe Jesus wanted them to understand that there were different ways to fish.
Since a meaning for the word ‘fish’ is ‘to search, to seek,’ did Jesus want to show them how, if they would leave their nets he would show them how to ‘search and seek’ and then to become fishermen of men?
They must have believed in Jesus
ARE YOU READY TO LEAVE YOUR NETS
‘Wisdom is the principal thing’
Principal means, ‘most important.’
Why is ‘wisdom’ the most important thing for me to get?
Lets find out.
Wisdom is, ‘knowledge,’ and ‘knowledge’ is ‘good judgment.
If wisdom is ‘good judgment,’ that would mean if I am ‘judging’ anyone or anything other than good… I am not using my ‘wisdom,’ my ‘knowledge’ or my ‘good judgment.’
Wisdom being ‘knowledge, and ‘knowledge’ is, ‘interruption,’ which means to,‘clarify the meaning’.
That means whenever I am judging anyone or anything as not good…
I should use my ‘wisdom’ my ‘knowledge,’ which means I have to ‘re-interrupt’ what I’m judging as not good.
How, by ‘clarifying the meaning,’ of what I’m judging.
Clarify means, ‘free of impurities.’
Since ‘impure’ means, ‘mixing,’ that tells me, I have to use my ‘wisdom’ my ‘knowledge’ and my ‘good judgment’ and take time to rid my mind of mixing good and bad thoughts.
And I can because ‘wisdom’ also means the
‘ability to apply, to use what you have acquired mentally.’
And since ‘wisdom’ is a ‘ mental grasp,’ which means the
‘ability to think and act utilizing knowledge, and understanding ‘
I then can ‘interrupt’ my mental grasp’ and judge with my ‘wisdom’ that it is true, that
I will not ‘judge’ the appearances of good and bad. Instead, I will use my ‘wisdom and knowledge of God, and I will
So, what does it mean to YOU
Visit Understanding Your Reality and What Do You Think
Enlightenment is to have ‘knowledge.’
Having ‘knowledge’ means to ‘know.’ Know is to ‘accept beyond all doubt.’ Do you know what you are to ‘accept beyond all doubt… or have you been told what to ‘accept?
To have ‘knowledge’ means ‘understanding through your own experience.’
Your OWN, not from the ‘knowledge’ or the ‘experiences’ of a priest, a pastor, a guru. No, NOT from anyone else’s ‘knowledge’ or their ‘experiences.
‘Knowledge’ can only come from your OWN inner ’experience.’
An ’experience’ is something ’fully secured in your mind.’ YOUR mind, again, not in any other mind, but
‘fully secured in your mind.’
No one can have the touch, the ‘knowledge or experience’ of God for you.
When you have a ‘experience,’ which means to ‘recognize,’ and for you to ‘recognize’ which is to ‘know ’
You have to know that you and the whole universe are one with God.
Every single second.
You have ‘enlightenment‘ when you are ‘fully participating’ with God. That means not half ‘participating’ with God and half of what your conceited little self wants.
You only can have ‘enlightenment’ when you
FULLY PARTICIPATE with God.
That means you would have to put God first in everything in your life. It means you must be ‘totally being ‘aware’ that all things are God being. Can you do that? You must if you sincerely want ‘enlightenment’.
Enlightenment means ‘tested.’ Not ‘tested’ as you know the word, but ‘tested’ which also means ‘to examine.’
To ‘examine’ means getting
‘facts,’ and ‘examine means to ‘discover the real character.’
You can only go to God for who and what God really is and not be satisfied to accept the ‘facts’ found by others, especially the so called religious leaders and the reason is, they found their ‘facts’…
But they can not find yours.
What if you investigated and found different ‘facts’ of God? What if your found ‘facts’ and they were different from what you have been told all your life?
Well unless you alone search for the ‘facts and and then ‘examine the facts’ you found you will never have the ‘experience’ of God and never be fully ‘enlightened’.
You can only find and know God by your own ‘experiences’ never by someone eles’s.
What did Jesus mean?
Did Jesus NOT want us to look to him for God?
Maybe because why else would he have said that?
And why did Jesus say
If I Do Not Go Away?
Maybe he had to go away because the people were believing he was God. Maybe he had to go away because the people were believing he was doing the miracles. Maybe he simply had to go away because the people were not ‘understanding’ what he was telling them.
Most likely, because we were told that.
And maybe Jesus had to go away because the people were asking him things instead of asking God.
It clearly states
About things that concern you. God did not say ask Jesus.
And Jesus WAS in this world.
Maybe not of it…but he was IN it.
What is in us, that’s GREATER than anyone in this world?
That’s exactly what is in your Bible.
Why does everyone look to man, man who wrote the Bible? Man, who organized a thing called religion to suit his needs and to teach us ‘their’ understanding, which in most cases really doesn’t do much good when you really need help.
And why would anyone want to trust anything man tells us about God, when it has been clearly stated
If we are not to ‘trust’ or ‘ask’ man things of God, who are we to ask, in order to understand God?
How about your own Spirit
Is your Spirit the one you go to for your understanding?
If not, WHY?
WHY…when you have been clearly told if you want to know anything about God, all you have to do is to go
And ask your ‘Spirit’
But wait….you first have to know what your SPIRIT is?