30 June 2013

Discontinue The Trinity

As you all know, the word Trinity is not in the Bible. It was a term made up a long time ago to help us understand God. It was a term to describe how God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit can be a single entity.
A popular diagram explaining the Trinity.

However, in all honesty, it doesn't add up. The Trinity is a poor attempt by clergy and scholars to describe who God is. I don't know who decided to make 3 the magic number or who could even attempt to capture the image of God in such limited terms, but there is a huge piece of the puzzle missing.

Also, it's time we start reevaluating and correcting our Christian theology. The way we perceive God is so limited and undervalues who he really is. This is mainly because everything we've been taught is nothing more than what's been falsely communicated for thousands of years by people who claim they know Jesus. Our learned perception of Jesus has kept us in a stale mate from growing any further spiritually. It's as if there's nothing more to seek other than what we know is written in the Bible. However, God's Word didn't stop at Revelations, nor did Jesus stop teaching. The more enlightened we are about the Creator, the more doors we open to a newer understanding. The more we know about him, the more we know about ourselves.

As long as we're okay with what we've been taught to believe, the dumber we stay and the more numb to the Truth we become. After all, God said to seek him (Mat 6:33). He didn't say, "Seek me. Then when you get in church and get a firm grasp on things, then stop seeking." It's like Christians accept what they hear every single week and don't risk growing deeper in revelation. So many simply stop at the pages of the Bible or at the doors of a church.

16 June 2013

Rest!

Lately, I've been reading up on the Law in the Old Testament. I know. I'm asking for punishment. Out of all the books of the Bible, God's commands to Israel are the most grinding. They almost leave you ill or in a bad mood. Well, it does for me. Which really makes perfect sense. No one likes the Law.
God supplying manna. It can't get much easier than this.

Typically when I read the Bible, God shows me all kinds of crazy cool things that are not at all popular Christian view points. I see things differently (Job 34:21). This is why so many reject my message...at first. It may take a couple of months or even a few years, but soon they'll come around.

Much of what I write about is an interchange of ideas and understanding the Spirit shows me. It's like he replaces my old habits, theology, and understanding for something more real (Rom 6:14).

But, there's a problem. This rarely happens when I read the Law. All this Law stuff is taxing on my soul and even physically demanding. It's a spiritual battle. I try hard not to let the Old School bother me, but it's ingrained. So much of the Law has been invested in me by my family, friends, and pretty much every church (or denomination) I've ever attended.

02 June 2013

Does Your Pastor Really Know Jesus?

If you are a Christian, then you might want to reevaluate what kind of life you're living and the God you know. Just because you read the Bible, pray, go to church, and hang out with people who do, doesn't mean you actually know Jesus. Frankly, very few Christians do.
Your pastor delivering the message.

The Pharisees were God's people too. They thought they knew God, followed all his commands, read Scripture, and went to church, but when God finally appeared, they didn't have a clue who he was. He said and did things that didn't line up with Scripture (Lev 11, Acts 10:9-16). Jesus was unexpected. God was staring them in the face, but they had no idea.

In Jesus' day, everyone was following the God of Moses. The God that appeared to Moses and told him all kinds of things he wanted his people to know and do. In the Old Testament, God gave his people messages through a man who knew God personally. After Moses spent one on one time with God, he gathered the people together to share the Word that God revealed (Lev 7:22-23).

Now I've said this before in other posts, but the God of Moses was also the God of the slaves. Just because Israel was rescued from slavery, didn't mean that they were free on the inside (John 8:36). The way they thought and acted still mirrored bondage. Slavery was ingrained. It was there way of life. They were people who acted and believed like they were still in Egypt.