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Do Christians try to impose what they know on others? Well, when you come to that conviction – to that “knowing” place, you want to share it with everyone in your life. I guess I can chose not to care about others… that wouldn’t be “Jesus like” so I do care… It is important for me to help people know the truth. The question is, HOW do we know we “know”? How do we KNOW the truth?
The Bible say that Jesus will be back and when He does, all believers in Him will all go to be with Him – with God. There is an urgency to save all people. True followers of Jesus want to help as many people to be with the one true God forever in Heaven (Eternal life). Jesus will be back and it could happen any day! Those who did not believe will be without God forever (eternal death)! So, are you sure about the path you are on and what you “know” about what this life is all about? Who is God? The Bible says there is only one way to God and it’s through Jesus – Yeshua Ha’madhiach!
I respect spiritual experiences that other people have or had, other saints and Gurus out there, rabbis etc. I think their experiences are real and valid for them, but again, if the experience or realization they have is contradicting to God’s Word, then I don’t believe that experience is all from or of God. In one way or another – we all experience God, but we tend to interpret it in ways that comfortably “fit” into our lives which takes us away from God.
Satan is real and he manifest himself in many shapes and forms. In anyway that will move someone away from God.
“How long, O men, will you turn my glory into shame”? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods ?” Psalm 4:2
“Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust,
who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.” Psalm 40:4
“O LORD, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress, to you the nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, “Our fathers possessed nothing but false gods, worthless idols that did them no good.”” Jeremiah 16:19
“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist (satan), which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.” 1 John 4:1
“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.” 1 John 1:4
Christians should not “impose” but they should continue to share the truth of Yeshua with others. It is not our “job” to “save” others. Only God can save, and only God is the ultimate judge. Let’s approach others with love, respect and acceptance. Let God do the saving or the judging…
Is Jesus is the only way to God? Some people wants everyone to agree that there are many ways to God and for them to respect that, but the ones who don’t agree with them are “disrespectful”. So who is really disrespectful here? Isn’t it true that people like that are being disrespectful to Christianity as a whole by resenting their belief that Yeshua, Jesus is the only way to God?
As for the question if there are many ways to God or only one way – Two things that contradicts each other cannot both be true. There is either one way or many ways to God – There is only one answer to this that is the ultimate truth. For a believer in Yeshua, the Bible is The Word of God – The Word of the creator and the designer of it all – The one who really “runs the show”. If He said there is one way to get to Him (and He did…) – I, as a believer, trust His Word! Besides, where did the idea of many ways to God come from??? Could it be from our need to “control” our lives, control the universe, feel that we are in-charge, that we “run the show” ? Could it be from our ancient resistant to God’s Word??? Could it be because of our sinful nature?
Yeshua said he is the ONLY way to God (John 3:16) and I choose to believe Him, as I choose to believe the rest of God’s Word. This life time is the only chance we have to make the right choices. What do you choose?
Isn’t God lives in all names and forms? Isn’t the essence more important than the form? If Jesus declared himself to be GOD – that’s it?
It is ALL about the essence NOT the form. The essence is GOD – The Creator and designer of this universe. The ONE and ONLY true GOD – The unchanging, always true God, always present, always knowing, always loving GOD. The one and only God who actually KNOW what we need, know what is best for us. Not a “Men Made” God, but the unmade God, the uncreated God, ever lasting and always there GOD. The GOD that was here before the beginning and the one that will be here forever. The GOD that is actually ABLE to deliver me and SAVE me from my “humanness”
Trust in HIM and trust and believe that HE didn’t just “throw” us humans here on this earth to figure it out on our own. HE gave us HIS Word – The Bible (Old & New Testaments), where all teachings of love, peace, compassion etc., moral teachings and all POSITIVE kind of teaching as we know them through many great teachers and gurus and saints throughout the time, ORIGINATED from – ALL these teachings that do us good, that help us grow spiritually, originated in GOD and are found in HIS WORD – The Bible. Any teachings that contradicts the Bible is a false teaching. Since GOD is true, than the Bible is true (absolute truth).
It’s about the essence of HIS WORD – That’s what it’s all comes down to. When you read the Bible you will find ALL the answers you need – It’s all right there laid out for you in the beautiful way of GOD.
We have so many misinterpretations of HIS WORD and people are repeatedly trying to interpret HIS Word so it will “fit” their needs. Instead we should surrender to it – to HIS WORD, to HIS will for us. Only by surrendering, we create a space for HIS Word to work in us and for HIM to help us with our humanness.
God created us to know HIM and to have a relationship with HIM. It’s not about “religion” but it’s about a RELATIONSHIP and just like marriage, it requires getting to know each other. As for GOD, HE already knows us better than we will ever know our selves. HE knew you before you were even born… We are the ones who need to do the “work” to get to know HIM. The best way to get to know God is to read HIS WORD – HIS stories, HIS history, HIS ways which HE made available to us through the Bible, to communicate with HIM (Pray), to become aware of HIS presence and works in our lives and to TRUST HIM – Alway.
God created us in HIS OWN image – We NEED HIM to understand our place & purpose in this world. We NEED HIS WORD to help us understand HIM. We can not truly understand on our own, we can not “do it” on our own. WE are NOT in control here but HE IS.
Don’t waist any time with false teachings, with “hitting around the bush” – Get the ORIGINAL – The SOURCE – GOD and HIS WORD.
“Oneness”can be found only in HIM and only THROUGH HIM.