I don't like "religion." My definition of "religion" for the purpose of this blog is: man attempting to make man into who man wants man to be. I have been 2 different religions, and I married into yet another. It's just division, that's all it is. It's a great example of someone getting offended by God's word and starting a "new way" of thinking. The minute you label it anything other than following Jesus, you've made it man made, and that's confusing to us simpletons. I just want to know what Jesus said, I don't want to know what everyone's opinions are about him.
I reflect back to the passage that talks about all the leaders causing division in the Bible,
A Church Divided Over Leaders
1 Corinthians 1:10-17
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. My brothers and sisters, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there are quarrels among you. What I mean is this: One of you says, “I follow Paul”; another, “I follow Apollos”; another, “I follow Cephas”; still another, “I follow Christ.”
Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius, so no one can say that you were baptized in my name. (Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I don’t remember if I baptized anyone else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
Listen, let me clear this up right away before it's misunderstood. I'm not saying that Religions need to change their names or that you should do away with names all together. What I'm saying is that regardless of what building you go in to seek out God, you should be hearing the same Truth. The flavor might be different, for example, you might have a rocking worship team, or you may have an angelic choir maybe you don't have worship. You might have a calm and passive Pastor or you might have one that was lit up by fire spitting all over the congregation. You might have a sit quiet and obey church, or you might have a loud "AMEN" "HALLELUJAH" church. The point is, the Truth has to be there, and the Focus on God, not man, has to be there.
Back to my original statement. I'm not looking to convert anyone. I pray that I never come across as a one that's door knocking looking for someone to say I weezeled our of their religion into mine. Ha...I don't even have a religion anymore, I have Christ, so maybe I would say that.... :) I would like to be able to see people set free of the Demonic and be able to live fully in Christ. I share what I share because there are needs out there. People need truth, I need truth. I'm tired of Political talk that promises one thing and delivers another. I love truth because if God said it, you can count on it. People like to talk, and they can say whatever they want, but it doesn't mean that actions will follow. With God, actions follow. I want that. I want to learn to trust again, to love again, to live again. I want that for you too, but the only way I want you to step in is by choice. We have a lot of wishy washy Christians that don't know where they want to go. I want it to be by choice of love that they come to Christ, not by fear of rejection.
Have an amazing friends, you are loved!