If you dont find Jesus , He will find you. In Philippians 2 v 9-11 ” Therefore God has given Him the name which is above every name , that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow , of those in heaven , of those on earth , and of those under the earth , and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord , to the glory of God the Father.”
I’d hazard to guess that Christianity has been hijacked by evil people (starting from long ago back in ancient times). Evil people who have chosen to use it like a weapon, so as to force conversion upon everyone that they possibly could. That way, they could also use the faith so as to become more powerful and wealthy as well too
And besides,at the end of the day its also really obvious that the bible is word of man (rather than word of God). The human signature of hatred and nastiness, and longing for revenge and power and lust and so on , is smeared throughout the pages within bible scripture. This is signature of humankind
There is evidence of mystic myth, like with reports of talking snakes, and with report of demon being caste-out into a herd of pigs. These kind of idea were fairly common style stories within myth back in those ages ,even long before the bible. For reason because ancient people of those time long ago, were also most often highly superstitious type people too. They were very easily impressed and convinced by these kind of tales
It amazes me, that people today, can remain so-convinced that the bible is word of God. The bible, is similar in comparison to being like ancient style ministry books . Ministry of old time priest/prophet type faith group leaders
Consider how many times we will hear believers say,that scripture need to be read in context of the times when they were written and so on (like so as to help explain acts of slavery and stoning people to death etc).Well I do, and so therefore i also read the scripture in the context of seeing how it openly display signature of very human tendency (IE: not signature of God)
For instance, i feel sure that Hitler and a number of other dictator too, would all feel quite comfortably at home in living with scripture like Philippians 2 v 9-11
Very happily so too
The context of these bible scripture , have been overlooked so badly at times, that there have even been some idiots whom had even inscribed bible verses on firearm of what were bound for war https://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/us-military-weapons-inscribed-secret-jesus-bible-codes/story?id=9575794
This is the kind of stupidity of what can soon evolve, once human have failed to see obvious signature of humankind, imbedded within bible scripture. At this stage they figure it is God who want to convert everyone, when in fact truth be known its more likely man whom had longed to be able to do this kind of thing, so as to then be able to bring everyone else ALL under their own control (IE: an act of power grabbing)
Admittedly, the bible still holds plenty of philosophy that is in fact still sound .Plenty of it is good and worthwhile. Where as philosophy of cults, and Bruce Hales ,is pretty much mainly real-crap . Worthless . Stuff that the Brethren perhaps ought to feel utterly ashamed to have any kind of close connection with themselves
Amazes me that they don’t seem to feel that ashamed of it (for instance, like Bruce Hale ministry what seem to propose, that perhaps certain people would be better to commit suicide, and so on)
But hey, those folk are faithful folk. And today we are become well aware that faithful people are also quite well known, to often act like a bunch of gullible people . Even with the likes of the Catholic Church bunch of fools who had thought they perhaps might escape being held to account for covering up sex abuses https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_sexual_abuse_cases (as if that was ever likely to happen?). Similar to how the exclusive brethren bunch of moron-fools had also acted likewise as well too https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/98220593/potential-witness-in-exclusive-brethren-sex-abuse-case-paid-to-remain-silent
Or even when running away from the scene of an accident and then quickly sending in a clean up crew https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12015112
What the hell were they thinking?
Common among faithful groups to be oblivious to possibility of being caught out
The list is endless , its a common occurrence that faithful folk are deceitful and gullible (combined) https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/child-sex-abuse-victim-finally-speaks-out-after-decades-of-shame/news-story/ecaab6cdf6e38deeb3d4fe31025d14f7
Sadly, they are still easily able to convince their gullible congregation that they are following God and involved in doing good
Seem to be little trouble convincing the congregation?
Emotion of wanting to be among a group of good-doers, then enables them to overlook sign that perhaps should be warnings?
Just exactly like what has always been able to occur. Even right back throughout the ages past
When I stop and consider the way that the Christian faith has been adopted so as to be used like a loaded gun. To force conversion on first nation peoples in lands that were being colonized .Leaving so much continuing suffering and hurt and harm and heartbreak behind in its wake, and even including aspects of bullshit religious liberty. Through Christian doctrine of divine discovery, and continuing onward even still today via bullshit negative religious liberty of what realistically only amount to liberty of luck of the draw ,for instance like what depend on luck of birth right as to whether we are either born within a cult, or perhaps within mainstream church (if lucky enough)
This being upheld so that groups are then able to avoid accountability or regulation (so to remain like a law unto themselves)
There is now an immense amount of suffering been left in the wake of Christendom
I cannot help but to feel sorry for Jesus
Jesus was evidently humble and caring and loving?. And yet today, Christian folk are only to happy to associate Jesus with these aspect of religious tyranny (even will opt to do so by using scripture like Philippians 2 v 9-11 to help sanctify it)
When foolish enough to have remained convinced that the bible is in fact word of God
Its been extremely common for Christendom to be involved in committing atrocity while also being faithfully convinced they were involved in doing good
Fear phobia (IE: specially fearful thoughts of hell)seem to stifle the believers ability to be able to think outside the square?
They begin to act far more like a large flock of sheep
Someone will pipe up and say, ohh this or that group, over there, they are acting unchristian
And yet there is no real source of regulation or accountability?.
Some would claim that the bible is the source of regulation and accountability. And yet, obviously it is also this very book, of what can also easily be interpreted in a large number of ways
This then explains why it is, that there are so many groups and domination, today, within Christendom (33,000 or something like that)
Christianity refuse to accept regulation. And yet would rather to still bitch and point fingers at this group or that other group, of what they figure are those group deemed to be acting unchristian
Christian are the ultimate irresponsible band of people this world has ever known ?
They want to retain the freedom to act within negative religious liberty. But then wont accept any responsibility ,themselves either, when this negative liberty then evolves into harm
That seems highly irresponsible
They simply completely wash their own hand of having any part in the situation that developed, and in that way will pass the buck on
Christendom is a complete mess . It’s now nothing short of a complete shambles
I figure Jesus would feel mighty ashamed to need to have his own name in any way associated with this catastrophe
It kind of amazes me, that the believers would even bother to still do so