Posts from the ‘Religious Secrets’ Category

Neither…Nor

As an academic I learned that there are times when such knowledge makes it easier to grasp the meaning of parts of the Bible. In the original languages of the Bible (Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek) the meaning is at times clearer than in a translation.

Yet, to find a way to point out an emotional or culturally based doctrine is usually frustrating. People would rather cling to their belief structure than learn the way of God. Read more…

Prayer Learning

Prayer does not change God’s mind – it changes ours. (eg. Abraham and Sodom, during which Abraham kept changing the limits of his request until he finally gave in to God completely, in Genesis 18:17-33.) Read more…

Soul and Spirit

“For the word of God is living and full of power, and is sharper than any two-edged sword, cutting through and making a division even of the soul and the spirit, the bones and the muscles, and quick to see the thoughts and purposes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12 Bible in Basic English [BBE]*, 1941). Read more…

How Do You Feel About It?

Recently, again, I have had occasion to be questioned by believers who no longer “feel” like God is real. Watchman Nee points out that faith rests on trusting God for what God has done, not for how we feel today about life. Read more…

Religious Secret: I Am Not The Light

I’ve always been a rule-keeper and analyser with a touch of intellectualism. So keeping God’s laws has never seemed a burden; it is just the way things should be done in my mind. Read more…

Religious Secret – Membership May Lead to Sin

Church membership not only is unnecessary in God’s eyes, but may lead you to sin against God! Read more…

Religious Secrets – Divine Tolerance

Just because God tolerates something does not mean it fits with the Divine Will, nor that Creator approves. Read more…

Religious Secret about Jesus

Religion drives horrible lies deep into us.

For example, Jesus is not the theological second part of the Godhead. Read more…

Religious Secret About the Bible

Religion drives horrible lies deep into us.

For example, the Bible is not hard or boring (Why would God do that?). Read more…

Religious Secrets

For a long time we have been distracted into thinking that the enemy of Christ is science. Of course, science is an enemy of religion. Others attack Christian religion as a conspiracy. I still remember various religious groups, including the Vatican, denouncing the book by Dan Brown, “The Da Vinci Code”. I admit I haven’t read the book; I rarely read fiction. But why get your surplice in a knot over a mystery novel? Unless the fiction is so believable as to suggest religion is rife with conspiracy (which it is). Read more…