Life is not a warm-up for Heaven (and Jesus doesn’t want to be your idol)


God is not a belief system, and Jesus is not a religion.

Life is not a warm-up for Heaven, and the world is not without hope.

Seeing the divine in all things is not heretical, and self-actualization is not self-worship.

“Sinner” is not our identity, and our humanity is not the enemy.

Peace is not a circumstance, and grace has no exceptions.

Christianity made an idol out of Jesus and worship him, but Jesus simply desires our embracing, expressing, living, and being the truth.

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  1. beginningbrooke says:

    The worship of Jesus is one of the largest reasons I left mainstream Christianity and began studying with Jehovah’s Witness’. The Trinity never made sense to me, no matter how many egg references people tried to give me. Why would Jesus pray to himself? Why would he then go to heaven and sit at the right hand of himself? When we would sing in church, they would say Jesus “God” and I just couldn’t ever say those words…it felt so wrong to me. Many think JW’s are not Christians…they are…they just have a very different view and interpretation of the Bible…much of which I do agree with. When I learned that God had a name, that the Bible said to use it and it wasn’t Jesus…my understandings completely changed. Jesus never wanted to be an idol or worshipped. The JW’s Bible can confirm that, but so can others, including the Sacred Name King James Bible which reads: Mathew 4:8 “Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 4:10 Then saith YAHSHUA unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship YHVH thy ELOHIYM, and him only shalt thou serve.” There are other instances…if only people could open their hearts to another reality…they might be able to see. I’ve lost family and friends because I refused to call Jesus God. But I hope that some day their eyes might be opened and freed to the truth.

    I am no longer studying with JW’s, religion got in the way again. But like all the other churches and groups I have learned from…I am grateful for what I have learned but want a more personal and less human defined relationship with God YHVH.

    Thank you Jim for a place to be open and free with truth, love and genuine conversation.

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