Category Archives: The Bible

History / Religion / God

While reading and researching some much history lately, it seems like one of the key players in human beings, being hateful, judgmental, cruel, murderous, or speaking down to others has to do with religion. Religion gives many people the thought, that they have this power to dictate the lives of others, because they read or are told what is in a religious book. They take their perspective or the perspective of the one teaching them, about the book, passage, or verse, and feel that they alone have the right knowledge and only answer for all people to live by. They take that and they use it to press on others how they should live their lives, even if, they themselves don’t follow all the rules of their religion. The majority of these people have no idea about the history around when their religion was created, they walk blindly forward, harming all in their path, because they believe people are supposed to be a certain way. Each and every one of them are wrong.
If there is a God, then each and every single person’s relationship with that God is a personal one. No one else can dictate who that person was born to be or how that person should live their life. The moment you cross the line where you begin enforcing YOUR faith on someone else, you have gone too far. Most of the major religions play this out as a rescue mission. They not only control their follower’s lives, but their actions towards others. They see their actions and words as a kindness, or a life boat to those they come across that are not living according to their religion.
There are so many sects and varying beliefs in each religion, that the way somethings are seen, as opposed to others will continually have them waring for who is right, who’s God is right, and who is worshiping this God the right way. Little do many of them know, that all their religions connect? Some of the major religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all connect, they all spin off of Judaism and they all worship the same “God.” Yet, they are the ones that bring about war the most, be it physical or intellectual. There is a barrier there though, between the three that leave many ignorant of their own understanding of God they share, there is a language barrier and a lack of communication with the others in the same base religions. Though, without research you would never come to know this simple fact and thus never find peace among themselves.


Things You Won’t Learn In Church

I never knew until I started researching religions, that I never knew the history of the one I was raised to follow. They don’t teach you the history of the religion in church.  Possibly, because this could be very bad for the church as a whole and drawing people into the fold, if they really knew the history of it all. Churches would lose people and thus funding. I was raised Baptist, Southern Baptist to be exact. I never knew there were 50 sects, just of Baptist, in the US alone. I never knew the Southern Baptist were pro slavery. I never knew the details, of how the Bible came to be.  I never knew how many countless versions there are out there with translations changed or input stitched into the text by someone who follows Christianity in one sect or another. I never knew the history of how or why the different churches split off from the others. I never knew how many lives were lost to war, prison, or persecution because of their differences. These are just a few things, Christians are never taught.

You are taught to strictly believe that the Bible is the infallible word of God. That pastors are the chosen ones to teach you the ways of the Lord and how to interpret the Bible itself from past meanings and how it applies to us today. You are taught that your sect’s way of thinking, is the correct way and all other secular people and even Christians are wrong.  If you ask too many questions, it spawns anger either because they don’t have an answer or because they think you are doubting the faith. It seems like, I like many others still, was missing a lot of information, all hidden in plain sight. 

Product of man

The Bible is a product of man, it is not of God. The Bible did not fall magically from the clouds. Man created it as a historical record of disorderly times, and it has evolved over time, through countless translations, additions, and revisions. History has never had a definitive version of the Bible book. The one used in western culture today is translated from the Hebrew Masoretic text which doesn’t align from the older version that is found in the Dead Sea Scrolls, not to mention, the plethora of other books, which were left out of the Bible that was put together by the Council Nicaea.
Constantine who laid out the makings of the Bible was a lifelong pagan. He was a Sol Invictus or Invincible Sun worshipping, head priest. Christians and pagans were in war at that time and it was threatening to rip Rome apart, and Constantine seeing the rise in Christianity, decided something had to be done to unify the people. He saw that, Christianity seemed to be the stronger of the two religions, so he unified Rome under one religion, Christianity, in 325A.D. In doing so, Constantine converted Sun worshipping pagans to Christianity, by fusing the two religions together. He fused pagan symbols, dates, and rituals into what had become the Christian tradition, so what has become Christianity today, is a hybrid of the two religions. He brought together the ecumenical Council of Nicaea, to select and prepare the Bible as they saw fit. They made sure to leave out the books that made Christ appear more man like and less God like, but made sure to include those that made him appear more God like. 
The marks of pagan religion in Christian symbology are undeniable. The Egyptian sun disks became the halos of Catholic saints. Pictograms of Isis nursing her miraculously conceived son Horus became the blueprint for modern images of the Virgin Mary nursing Baby Jesus, and virtually all the elements of the Catholic rituals, the miter, the alter, the doxology, and communion, the act of ‘God-eating’ were taken directly from earlier pagan mystery religions. Nothing in Christianity is an original, “Christian ritual.” 
The pre-Christian God Mithras was called the Son of God and the Light of the World. Mithras was born December 25th, and died, was buried in a rock tomb and rose three days later. December 25, is also the birth of Osiris, Adonis, and Dionysus. Krishna as a newborn, was presented with gold, frankincense and myrrh. Christianity’s weekly holy day was also stolen from sun worship, which is why they worship on SUNday. According to the stories told of Jesus, he was born in the fall some times between August and October, so celebrating his birth December 25 is way off of when his actual birth was, but most Christians either don’t know this or just choose to ignore this fact.


When people refer to a fear of God, what that really means is a great
respect, love, and honor towards God.  Fear is not of Yahweh, but of the principalities of this world.  They feed off of our fear, and fear keeps you at bay and does not allow you to step out of the box. It is a serious form of control over a human, we can see this in so many different ways, abusive relationship being one.  This same fear is driven into mainstream Christian beliefs today with the use of hell.  There is a hell according to the Bible, but the translations of the Bible have used hell in the place of gehenna(hell), Sheol (hades/paradise) and even the bottomless pit.  These places are different places, but they have been translated into one, which
misconstrues the truth of what hell is, which is said to be a place for the
devil and his angels.

With all the conflicting information we were fed growing up as we sat
quietly and listed to the Pastor in church, it begins to show its ugly head, as we grow and learn, Yahweh reveals Himself and His Love to us more and more.  It’s not easy to stand against what you were taught to be truth, but if you are strong enough to break away from the fear that is put before you, and be an overcomer of this world you will see how beautiful and free life can be. Yahweh said that He is love and there is no fear in love, no hate in love, and no harm in love, so how can there be a place so full of all that, that Yahweh made for us?

1 Corinthians 13: 4-9
4 Charity is patient, is kind: charity envieth not, dealeth not perversely;
is not puffed up; 5 Is not ambitious, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger, thinketh no evil; 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth with the truth; 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8 Charity never falleth away: whether prophecies shall be made void, or tongues shall cease, or knowledge shall be destroyed. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

Notice in this version (as there are so many to choose from) love is
replaced with charity. Regardless, it says that charity (love) is not
provoked to anger, thinks no evil, bears all things, and endures all things. If this is the case and Yahweh is love, then how is there a hell as we have been taught that will consume people in flames of fire and torture them forever?   It doesn’t make sense at all, because again, Yahweh is love.
Fear separates us from Yahweh in our minds, as we were once enemies of Yahweh in our minds, but Christ reconciled us spotless before Yahweh.  He said, “it is finished” meaning it is already complete and we will all be
reconciled to Him.  There is nothing we can do to sway His power and the
purpose for which He gave His life on this earth for us.  There is no prayer that we can say that will complete the process, and no act we can do to make it right, He did this for all people. 

Romains 5:10
 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son; much more, being reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

Colossians 19-22
19 Because in him, it hath well pleased the Father, that all fullness should dwell; 20 And through him to reconcile all things unto himself, making peace through the blood of his cross, both as to the things that are on earth, and the things that are in heaven. 21 And you, whereas you were some time alienated and enemies in mind in evil works: 22 Yet now he hath reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unspotted, and blameless before him:

There is likely some form of refinement being that there is hades and if we think back to Lazarus and the rich man.  He was thirsty, but if you notice, many times in the Bible and other books, it refers to our knowing Yahweh as never again being thirsty, so the thirst they hold there could very well be a thirst for Yahweh.  A time when some are shown an existence apart from Yahweh to some degree as to renew their minds. If so, it will only be for a time, aionos. Jonah was in the belly of the whale for aionos, three days, was “a time” for Jonah at that moment.  I do not believe these people will sit in a flame of fire, as we know of fire in this place, but a refinement of Yahweh.

If hell were as mainstream Christians today describe it, then why aren’t they all quitting their jobs to go out and save the lost?  If it is that vital, why are they even allowed time to themselves?  How is it even okay for them to wipe the dust off of their feet and move past anyone, it if it God’s will that all be saved?

Our hearts are far from Yahweh, because we do not love as He loves, but it is our choice in this life to pursue a life of peace and learn to love as He loves. Peace and love are not found in fear, hate, ignorance, or hell.  It’s your chance today, be one that overcomes this world and all things that oppose the greatness of our Creator, to begin to learn and grow and become more like our Creator, more like Love.  It starts with you.