God is not a belief-system

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God is not a belief-system.
Jesus is not a religion.
Christianity is not a check-list.
Church is not an address.
The Bible is not a book of doctrines.


Community is not a meeting.
Grace has no exceptions.
Ministry is not a program.
Art is not carnal.
Women are not inferior.
Our humanity is not the enemy.
Sinner is not our identity.
Love is not a theory.
Peace is not a circumstance.
Science is not secular.
Sex is not filthy.
Life is not a warm-up for Heaven
The world is not without hope.
There is no “us” and “them.”
Tattoos are not evil.
Loving the earth is not satanic.
Seeing the divine in all things is not heretical.
Self-actualization is not self-worship.
Feelings are not dangerous and unreliable.
The mind is not infallible.

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  1. Glenn says:

    You’re on quite a roll here, Jim! We have been the recipients of a lot of inaccurate information from that has come from what we were taught was a highly trusted source. I remember feeling betrayed because I believed I was sold a bill of goods that didn’t prove true. Then I felt lost because I didn’t know what I believed. Finally, I have been able to articulate my values (and live with the mystery of all the rest).

  2. jimmytst says:

    Reblogged this on The Mystery of Christ and commented:
    “God is not a belief-system.
    Jesus is not a religion.
    Christianity is not a check-list.
    Church is not an address.
    The Bible is not a book of doctrines.
    Community is not a meeting.
    Grace has no exceptions.
    Ministry is not a program.
    Art is not carnal.
    Women are not inferior.
    Our humanity is not the enemy.
    Sinner is not our identity.
    Love is not a theory.
    Peace is not a circumstance.
    Science is not secular.
    Sex is not filthy.
    Life is not a warm-up for Heaven
    The world is not without hope.
    There is no “us” and “them.”
    Tattoos are not evil.
    Loving the earth is not satanic.
    Seeing the divine in all things is not heretical.
    Self-actualization is not self-worship.
    Feelings are not dangerous and unreliable.
    The mind is not infallible”
    – Jim Palmer

    This excellent post by Jim Palmer debunks the myths and fear-based lies and clears the cobwebs of superstitions that have been perpetuated by much of mainstream Christianity over the years that have been used to control and manipulate the masses. Yes, seeing the divine in all things and recognizing our oneness and connectedness are among the revelations that liberate us from the tribal mindset of religious institutions. Accepting our emotions and recognizing our equality regardless of gender or belief system demolishes the illusory walls of separation of humanity, and causes us to live in peace and harmony as brothers and sisters. Indeed, heaven is right here and right now in our midst and love is a living reality, for in Love we live and move and have our being, and we can embrace ourselves in the totality of who we are.

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