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.
Do I say I have no sin? Yes I do, at least I think I don’t , but according to John… I do and I am deceiving myself by saying, I do not.
Maybe I do not understand what sin really is. Guess I should get my dictionary and find out, because I do not want to suffer.
Do I ever ‘offend? I’m sure I do.
So then when I offend someone, it will be me who suffers.
Do I ever get ‘offended? I do.
Then I am sinning and I will suffer for being offended.
Do I ever get ‘angry’? Yes, yes I do.
So each time I get ‘angry,’ I sin and I will suffer.
Guess I need to be AWARE of getting angry so I stop it before it starts, because I do not want to suffer.
Am I ever ‘displeased’ by ‘someone ‘or by ‘something’?
Yep, I do get ‘displeased.’
Then each time I am ‘displeased,’ I sin and I will suffer.
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Just what is the ‘truth’ we are to know? And if it is ‘truth’ that sets us ‘free’, what are we set free from?
Guess we should know a meaning for the word.
Truth, ‘what actually occurred.’
Okay, so what ‘actually did occur…in the beginning?
And where might this ‘void’ exist, that ‘brings forth all things?
And Consciousness IS -Where ALL things come from.
Then we are told
It clearly states that we, man were created in Gods
IMAGE AND LIKENESS
Why are we told God looked like man?
Or that we look like God?
If we do not?
Wouldn’t that mean, God, the Creator looks like us?
What else could it mean?
Think about that one because, without God, without Consciousness, there wouldn’t be nothing.
At least think about it because we are told that we are one with our God. One with Consciousness.
And how about what man is today learning?
Yes, man creates his world out of the VOID of his
Just like the Creator from the Bible.
Mans Thoughts, Ideas and Images
Project out as ‘forms.’
As US. As our REALITY.
And now seriously think about this one.
Is the ‘truth’ we are to know, it is our self’s who are the creators?
If man is one with his God, Consciousness
Then God, Consciousness, is man and man is God, Consciousness
Is it not true…
Without God there is nothing.
Without Consciousness, there is nothing.
Without your Consciousness…There is nothing?
Will understanding this…set us free?
Double means, ‘composed of two unlike parts’
‘A double minded man’ is a man or women who ‘combines’ GOOD and BAD thoughts in his thinking.
Sometimes our GOOD thoughts weigh more than the BAD ones and all is GOOD.
But then we allow the BAD thoughts to out weigh the GOOD ones, and we encounter BAD things.
Yes, a double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Family. Home. Work. Play. Love. Health.
Purify your THOUGHTS ‘double minded man.
Pure means, ‘not mixed.’
Which thoughts will be your master?
What good are Bible passages if no one practices them?
It seems like, YES.
YES, because Jesus did preach many of the beliefs of Buddha.
The Buddha like sayings by Jesus, were said by Buddha 500 or so years before Jesus. Jesus and his ways were much like those of Buddha.
Buddha: “Consider others as yourself.” Dhammapada 10:1
Jesus: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31
Buddha: “Abandoning the taking of life, the ascetic Gautama dwells refraining from taking life, without stick or sword.” Digha Nikaya 1:1.8
Jesus: “Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take the sword will perish by the sword.” Matthew 26:52
BUDDHA: “Perishable is a city built on sand.”
JESUS: “A foolish man, which built his house on sand.” Matthew 7:26
BUDDHA: “Confess before the world the sins you have committed.” (31)
JESUS: “Therefore confess your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed.” James-5-16
BUDDHA: “Consider others as yourself.” (33)
JESUS: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31
These are only a few.
Could Jesus have studied Buddhism during his missing 3 years?
The above is all new to me, so I decided to take a COURSE in Buddhism to see what all I can find that would lead me to believe if Jesus followed Buddhism…since I always have to find my own facts and DO NOT FOLLOW HANDED DOWN OPINIONS AND BELIEFS.
Not just good, but very good. Is this what you believe? Or do you believe what you read in Genesis 2:5 where you are told that God could not find his first Man.
‘There was no man to till the ground.’
Where was the first Male and Female that had already been created in Gods image and whom God called very good? Why could God not find, the Male and Female that he created? Where did they go?
Since it seems God lost his first Male and Female, he has to start all over and create them again. According to the second creation, yes God did have to start over and so this time God did not make man in his image and likeness, instead, man was made from
Dust? Dust means, ‘something of no worth.‘
Seems God no longer wanted his man to be made in his image and likeness. So this time he created man from ‘something of no worth.’
It seems God also lost his first FEMALE, so God decides not only to NOT make man in his likeness, he now decides his female should not be made in his image and likeness either, nor made like the man made of dust.
So now we have a Male made of ‘dust’ and a Female made of a ‘rib’.
Interesting that a meaning for ‘rib’ is a ‘hoax,’ and a ‘hoax’ is a ‘fraud.’ Is it possible this man of ‘dust’ and woman of a ‘rib’, are ‘frauds?
If this story were true, man would have one less ‘rib’ than woman, but this is not true. Both male and female have the same amount of ‘ribs.’ 24 ribs each.
Dust also means, ‘confused.’
I guess God knew that because this man made of ‘dust, made of something of no worth’ and who was created ‘confused’ and ate from the tree, he was not the man he wanted. Nor did God want the woman who was made from a ‘rib.’
This God did not want any part of this worthless, confused man and the woman who was a ‘fraud,’ and he decides they should be punished and sent away.
And then man is told
Don’t you want to return to God?
If you do, there is a way.
It is to
Awake you that sleep for you are not make from something of no worth’.
Awake, become aware of the real you, made in Gods own image and likeness.
Awake, you are NOT the man of dust.
Just remember, NO WHERE in the Bible does it say God woke the man made of dust from his sleep.
So the question is, do YOU want to wake up? Do you want to be aware of the YOU God created in his image and likeness, and who he was pleased with? Or do you want stay asleep and live as the man of dust and the woman of a rib?
Awake means to ‘be aware.’
Do you want to be one of the MANY who do become aware that you are NOT the man of dust or the woman from a rib?
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What do you think when you think of what this passage could mean. Could it mean Jesus was telling man that God lived in a mansion? A large house in the sky? And in Gods mansion there were lots of rooms? So, could that passage have a different meaning? Lets see.
Here are some meanings for the word ‘mansion. A ‘residence’ and a residence is a place to ‘reside’ in. Now the meaning for ‘reside’ is interesting as it means,
‘existing in something as a permanent and inseparable element ’
What exist in man, that is
‘permanent and is an inseparable element?
His Consciousness, because mans Consciousness is
‘permanent and inseparable’ from him.
Then does that mean that what is ‘existing’ in us that we call God, is really our Consciousness, and in this Consciousness there are many ‘rooms’?
Rooms like, love, hate, sin, sickness, joy, sadness and ‘room’ like wisdom, or understanding, to name a few of many ‘rooms’? Yes it could mean that, because ALL things do take place in some part, some ‘room’ in our Consciousness.
Man can know nothing without his Consciousness.
Think, isn’t it Consciousness that exist in us?
Is it also not true that there are ‘many mansions, many rooms, many areas within Consciousness?
And is it not true that without Consciousness we have no body, no reality at all, because it is only Consciousness that tells you anything, so without your Consciousness telling you have a body, or a world, you do not have anything.
Was that what these Bible passages are trying to tell us? That we are not in or of our body, but that we, in reality exist in and as Consciousness?
Is this Bible passage saying
Consciousness is God?
What else could it mean? Certainly not that there is some God sitting in some mansion, some big house waiting for man to come to him.
How could man come to God, if he is already IN God?
Can man get out of God? Out of Consciousness?
And it is true
Yes, we do ‘exist’ in and of Consciousness.
So, how do you understand what many ‘mansions’ means?
The word ‘many’ tells you…there is more than just this earthy ‘room’ we are now in.
Is it possible that one of the ‘rooms’ is our earthly experience?
If it is, then we can WALK OUT of that ‘room’ and enter another one.
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What does one do when they sleep? They dream.
Dream- ‘a series of images in the mind.’
Images-‘thoughts and ideas, and a physical likeness made visible.’
When you are living your life, isn’t it comprised of
‘thoughts, ideas and visible physical things?
So your ‘dreams’ and your ‘awake’ life are just alike.
Like the ‘sleeper’, the one ‘awake’ believes the ‘mental images’ are real and present. But are they?
Maybe not, for thousands of years ago a man named Paul wrote to the people saying.
He told the people to wake from their sleep.
Did Paul know something different about sleeping than we do?
Looking at the word ‘sleep’ you find it means,
‘having mental pictures of something not real and present.’
Sleep means, ‘not aware.
So the question is, why did Paul tell us to ‘wake up?
If ‘wake’ means, ‘being aware’ what did Paul want us to be aware of?
Was it being ‘aware’ that our appearances of things in this world, were really nothing real and present, but were in fact, us only seeing our mental images, as we sleep?
Could this be what Paul meant?
Maybe, because if it is true that God is ALL
Then there is NOT God and Man.
Because in reality, we do not live out here in this world.
Our only ‘being’ is God
Because All Is God
That means there is not God and Man
Man ‘sleeps’ and believes he is ‘awake’. But in order to really be ‘awake’ man must first ‘wake up from his long held beliefs of God and man that he has been taught from man.
If you want to ‘wake up’ and find a real you and a real God
WILL YOU WAKE UP
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