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Trying to get past the fluff

I want to start the John series in the next few days. I was sidetracked saturday with an long and intense chat on facebook with a few friends. It was a topic of one’s friends theology and the opposing view, mine. There were four guys discussing the subject thru out the day, 12 hours later we wrapped it up! We all brought up our thoughts and beliefs on the subject to sway our justification for our beliefs. It is this that I seek to gain the influence of other people to bring out people and their foundation of faith in God.

It was in this discussion that it came to me, that christianity has looked for salvation in the scriptures, mainly in the new testament and cherry picked verses to create a scenario for saving. It has been a concern for christians on the ‘How’ we may be reinstated to our original status. It is when we justify the varying verses to connect each other to make a plan of salvation. What we must realize that God has had the plan of working with his creation from the time of denial of God’s authority. The lack of starting with the whole storyline of this saving journey from the starting with an example of people such as the Jewish people of Canna. There is a lack of knowledge of the deeper themes, types, foreshadow, allegory, and most of all the eternal purpose of God.

There is not a ‘knowing’ of the whole storyline of God and His Eternal Purpose throughout the scriptures.

It is the fact that christianity has separated the story of Israel from itself, that has started the confusion of the storyline that God created. Another problem with this storyline is that Christianity has changed the story to be an individual story of salvation, rather than the ‘whole of Creation’ which God is telling us from day one from Genesis.

When we set ourselves ‘straight’, in our theology of God, we will not only be amazed but excited for the whole world. Let me just say this straight up and get it over with, Denominations have killed the Christian experience. Let me explain why.

Denominations were created by men who stood for a structure of beliefs in the aspects of an institution. It was designed for the foundation and the walls not to be penetrated by other beliefs or exploring of others. For whatever reason this is also a trap to keep people ‘in’ a vacuum of belief and not ‘let’ or trap the group into ‘not’ looking outside this realm.

This is the ‘issue’ that I was coming across with my discussions with some of the participants on the subject. There seems to be a lack of understanding of the bible and its meaning. Christians need to first ‘read’ the Bible, from front to back! Then next study the bible from front to back! Someone once asked me “How long should one read the bible and know it” my answer was the program preached on sunday to read it in a year, or two years. I told them the “I thought it should be around 50 yrs or so, if that.” Which took them back at my answer. I personally have been engaged in the study of the bible for around 20 years.

This is one of the reasons that I have pushed in the last 10 years to living and saying this that we need to separate ourselves from the model of institutions, to escape the confinement of said rules of salvation. Being a christian(believing in God) should drive us to search the word and to eat it’s words to actually ‘know’ God. This is our desire to be in him and Him in us.

Let us be able to take it upon ourselves that God wants us His People to ‘be’ with Him, eternally forever.

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‘To See’=’The Church’

This blog will be my only writing of the ‘state of the church’ looking from the outside. Otherwise I will be always writing within the realm of the Church.

This view of the world, is from personal experience of the looking for the influencing factor of christianity in my world.

It is coming from this perspective that you will be amazed on what you actually ‘see’ or don’t ‘see’. If we use as our baseline of what a christian is,christianity is, or being Christ like, as told in Matthew as Jesus tells us. You see that it encompasses alot of things in life, from your daily life, your work life, and just your being in God’s realm.

The bubble that we seem to have used in defining this life has been the brick and mortar ‘church’, with a spokesman that has led us to the place that we are now. But what is the telltale sign of its redeeming value in God’s Kingdom. What qualities should we be seeing in the world, our neighbors,our friends or our family? What does it look like? Who is apart of it.?

The litmus test is the daily life of our Christ like being that will tell us if we are doing God’s work. I have over the last few years been in a environment where there is alot of interaction of a plethora of people from various backgrounds interacting in informal ways to just tend to business of life. Alot of people, alot of interaction. Just life. It is nothing new. It is the same old thing that has has gone on for centuries. Has anything changed? Should it? Does it need to change? What influence would make it change, on how we act from last century to this century?

So, If the christianity influence in the world has been the ‘ideal’ situation of telling the ‘Gospel’ to them, it should be showing the results in our daily lives, in yours and mine. But how? and by who.

I’ll be honest, I don’t ‘see’ it. I don’t.

What does it look like? Who’s being ‘different’? What are they doing?

I guess it means that I don’t ‘see’ Christ.

I don’t see individuals just being Christ daily.

Why?

Is it the system, the church, the pastor, the people, the message, the paradigm?

What’s wrong?

Something has to change, but what is it.

What if there was something that were missing in the storyline of the Bible?

Is it a different paradigm that we need to look at or see?

Do we need to look past the surface of the text to see what God is saying and doing?

I believe that we must! It cannot continue to go this way in our world to continue to go down the path of nowhere.

I will continue this train of thought in the next blog that will expand on the subject.

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