Saturday, February 18, 2012

Dictator God, Part 1

Why do you serve a dictator God? A God that you are afraid of? A God you pretend to love but in reality, you know that your loving God will snuff you out if you mess up or sin without repenting before you die. A God who demands that you love and obey Him or burn in hell for eternity. BTW: how long is that? Eternity? Be honest. You can't even wrap your mind around the concept of eternity let alone burning without relief for eternity. And lo and behold, boys and girls, eternity does not "start" with death. How can eternity start if there is no beginning and no end to it? You are NOW in eternity. NOW! Right now! You are eternal now. Just in physical form.

Look at the lives of dictators, tyrants, cult leaders, etc. Subjects, or followers, are expected and taught to love the leaders without question, to serve them faithfully (even sexually) and to remove themselves from others which means the outside world of non-believers. This includes family members. These leaders demand that their followers obey their group's doctrine (orders) which may sometimes include killing those who disobey the rules. Sound a little familiar? Not the killing part but how many were taught that their church's doctrine was the sure way into heaven and everybody else had a one-way ticket to hell? Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, other Protestants, everybody other than in your little corner of the religious world was going to hell.

The Old Testament shows a mean, vindictive, scary, killer God who created everybody but then selected one  group to be His chosen people. To hell with everyone else, pun intended. The New Testament gives us a God of love, who died for us but then we have to jump through hoops to stay out of hell. Something is wrong with this picture. Jesus died for us yet we still have to suffer and sacrifice and say Hail Marys and beg in prayer for salvation and blessings to stay out of hell. And of course, there is that little matter of the devil which preachers don't seem to be able to explain. How did Lucifer, one of the archangels, become Satan? Or before that, how did the serpent in the garden become the devil?

Fear and control or love? Dictators and tyrants use fear to control the masses under the guise of love. What kind of love would allow someone to live a good life for 50, 60 or more years but if they commit a sin and drop dead before they can repent, those years would mean nothing because they would wake up in hell?

Still making a point here about a dictator God.

To be continued

Sunday, February 12, 2012

How Big is Your God?

John 21:25. "And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen."

Do you know how many books/scriptures were left out of the Canon, the authorized KJV? Why were the Dead Sea Scrolls and other writings not included? What about the lost books of the Bible, the Gnostic Gospels, the Apocrypha, Kabbalah?

Are you so closed-minded that you believe that everything there is to know about your God-He who created this world and all worlds and universes, (science says the Universe is continuously expanding)-could be contained in just one book, the Bible? REALLY? Are you saying there is nothing more that can be said about your God? Is He asleep? Is He no longer doing anything? Is that what you think? If everything was set in motion during the six days of creation, it stands to reason that everything is still in motion. Science also says that a body in motion tends to stay in motion. God rested on the seventh day because He had already set things in motion and the universe is still evolving.

Personally, I am curious about the writings that the Church has condemned. First, I want to know why these books were condemned and labeled heresy. Next, I want to read everything I can find including other translations of the Bible, not just the NIV, NASB, AMP, etc.

For too long, we have put God in a box or rather one book. That's like trying to put the entire ocean in one jar or the universe in a box. I welcome the truth of a God too big, too vast, too fantastic to know even the minutest detail about. GOD IS....


Friday, February 10, 2012

Antichrist. One man or many.

There is no one man antichrist. I John 2:22 says "He is antichrist that denieth the Father and the Son." Before that verse 18 says "...even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know it is the last time." I John 4:4 says "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."

Overcome them who? The antichrists? Verse 3, "And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is the spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard it should come; and even now already is it in the world." (Italics mine)

Not one man but the spirit of antichrist which is present in the world today. Our world. Oh but John was talking about his world, way back then when he wrote these words.

DING. DING. DING. DING. Did the bells go off in your head yet?


Thursday, February 9, 2012


You cannot discredit truth. Truth is truth.
 Conversations With God, Book 3, Neale Donald Walsch.

Truth is truth no matter what clothes it is wearing or out of whose mouth it is spoken. Question is: can you hear (handle) the truth or are you too busy stoning the messenger? Many faithful believe the Pope, the Dalai Lama, Mother Theresa, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Buddha, etc. were/are holy messengers of God yet then turn around and condemn the regular people of those same groups because they believe differently or call God by a different name. Ex: Many Protestants recognize and agree with what they Pope may say about a particular subject but still feel that Catholicism is a one way ticket to hell.


So which is it?

If you still believe in a "devil", you believe in duality which means God DOES NOT have all power.

So which is it?


Friday, February 3, 2012


I'm reading Conversations With God-Book 2 by Neale Donald Walsch which states on page 14,
The soul speaks to you in feelings. Listen to your feelings. Follow your feelings. Honor your feelings.
 That's not what I was taught in church.  Instead, I was taught that it was not about my feelings, it was about what the Word said. But don't you have feelings about what the Word says? Absolutely. You feel good when you read certain passages which seem to speak directly to your life and truth be told, you feel fear when you read other passages.

If you are like me, the Book of Revelation scared you speechless. After reading that book a couple of times, I refused to read it any more. After all, it talks about the great red dragon, a war in heaven, a seven headed beast, then a second beast, etc. Death and destruction. Be for real. You know this book frightened you. I was terrified until I was made to understand that this was John's revelation and until I began to question why a God who had ALL power needed to battle His own creation. Selah

If you have read the Book of Revelation or saw any of the scary Christian movies like the one called Burning Hell which depicts scenes of hell and images from Revelation, you felt the same way. OMG! If I curse or go the movies or listen to rock and roll music, I'm going to hell. What did you feel? Fear. For what purpose? To keep you in line with the doctrine of your church. The result? You thought more about the devil and staying out of hell  than you did about God. Besides, didn't God create hell? (That's another story.)

How do you feel when you're in love? Being in love is not just an emotional state. There are physical changes that take place in your body also. Science has proved it. Physical as well as emotional feelings. When you are making the right life decision, how do you feel? You may call it intuition or gut feeling but it is nonetheless a feeling. Have you ever felt the Presense of God? We feel joy when seeing pictures of loved ones, babies, cute little baby animals. We feel calm when looking at a beautiful sunset. We feel peaceful observing the silence of falling snow. We feel sad at the news of someone's passing. We feel anger or injustice when watching the news. The list goes on. So my question is, why are we taught in church to deny the feelings that the Creator instilled in us? Let's stop denying who we are.

Return to how you feel, not how you think. No longer deny your feelings. Embrace them. Listen, follow, honor your feelings. They are divine.