Saturday, January 14, 2012
Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus || Spoken Word
I received this in an email and it spoke directly to my heart.
I was raised amid religious diversity and it can be so confusing to a child.
My grandfather carried a stick whenever he walked.
To my child understanding, this was to ease his journey.
One day he raised that stick to strike a man of a different belief.
That incident stuck in my heart! Surely God is love, not division.
Yet in Jesus days there were three major Jewish religions, who fought against each other.
I believe God had a sense of humour when he chose a Pharisee (Paul) to preach to the gentiles.
Paul stood no nonsense and even rebuked Peter for his actions. Galatians 2:11-21.
You know...in Ephesians 2:16 It Is Written.
"and that He (Jesus) might reconcile them both (Jews and Gentiles) to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity."
So Jesus put to death, the hostility between us all at His death.
We are ONE body in Christ..With Jesus as the head. When we believe in Him.
Labels: Christ the head of the Church, Christians are one in Christ, Love Others. Christians are Servant not Master, Religious diversity
An author since 2012 and retired Specialist Registered Nurse. I reside in sub-tropical Queensland, Australia, with my American husband Raymond and our two little dogs. Late in 2008 I began to explore and enjoy the realm of creative writing. This is something which has always been an interest yet until now,I haven't found time to indulge. God is the cornerstone of my home and heart. He is my life and my breath, for without Him I am nothing. My desire is to edify His existance in my daily walk through life. To inspire and encourage the broken hearted. And to assist in the knowledge that EVERYTHING has a reason and a purpose under the Heavens. We are reminded through our faith in Jesus that He will, "Turn our Mourning into Dancing and our Sorrow into Joy." Psalms 30:11. Having personally experienced tough times I know, there is truely no gain without pain. B.N (Aus) B.S.N (U.S.A) Bible College Graduate. Lover of People. WORK PLACE HISTORY... 1. South Western Sydney Area Health, 2. Queensland Health, 3. ROGERSVILLE, TENESSEE with Amedysis Home Health.