Sunday, October 7, 2012

Is religion the wide gate? The Case against Religion

Some pastors are going to be mad at me.  The real Jesus during his 70 week ministry said that "Wide is the gate that lead to destruction."  Is religion the wide gate?  All people have a religion, even so called irreligious Atheists have religious traditions they adhere too.

Michael Rood says so.  This is his video on Truth vs. Tradition.


Religion is a set of beliefs we all adhere too.  Joseph Smith said that true Christian religion is taking care of the widows and orphans.  However, there are a lot of traditions that crept into Western Christianity that came from pagan religions.

A lot of what we hold dear: Jesus being born on December 25, that he had a 3 and a half year ministry, and that he died when he was 33 are all pagan traditions adopted from Babylonian Sun Worship.  Also, we have been tricked into thinking that our leaders are infallible and that they will lead us into heaven with Christ if we do and believe what they say.

Our traditions on what Jesus looks like can be wrong as well.  A young boy who saw him when he was very young reported that he wore a crown on his head, had a sash of purple, and truly loved him. Long hair? I don't think that was in the description.   Our pagan traditions in the Church is responsible for breeding Atheism.   For instance, Hallowe'en is more popular than Christmas, even though our nation spends 3 months celebrating Christmas.

Jesus said Strait is the gate is the way to Eternal Life.  This means that Spirituality -- a personal relationship with the Christ -- is our way of gaining Eternal Life.  Although prophets like Leland Freeborn have been raised up to warn the people what happens if they don't forsake the pagan traditions in the Christian Church; it's spirituality that will save people.  Having a personal relationship with the Savior and the Great Eternal Father is much more saving than believing in religion.

So, is Religion the wide gate?  I'll leave that up to you.

3 comments:

Clovis Cithog said...

Michael Rood points out the fallacy of pagan tradition,
But imposes the burden of Judaism ; the old covenant upon his followers . . .

Eph 2:8-9 “It is by grace by you have been saved through faith- and this is not from your-selves, it is a gift of God, not by works (law) , so that no one can boast.”

you are free in Christ to, individually, determine your path in life . ..

Michael Rood is a false jew, dispersing deception amongst truth ..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmnPERCDSp8&feature=related

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Clovis Cithog said...

Michael Rood points out the fallacy of pagan tradition,
But imposes the burden of Judaism ; the old covenant upon his followers . . .

Eph 2:8-9 “It is by grace by you have been saved through faith- and this is not from your-selves, it is a gift of God, not by works (law) , so that no one can boast.”

you are free in Christ to, individually, determine your path in life . ..

Michael Rood is a false jew, dispersing deception amongst truth ..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmnPERCDSp8&feature=related

..

christwriter said...

I temper whatever people say about religion with Romans 14. The part about days celebrated and (to me, this is the key point) eating meat sacrificed to idols. I think it's not much of a stretch to extend "meat" to ideas, concepts and even traditions. There are Christians who believe such things are abhorrant to God and refrain, and there are Christians who believe, as I do, that the 'idols' have no power, and that God does, and the meat is just meat.

According to Romans 14:20, "You may have the faith to believe there is nothing wrong with what you are doing, but keep it between yourself and God." If we should want to celebrate a day, we should celebrate it to God. If we should refrain from celebration, we should refrain unto God's glory.

And to badly paraphrase C.S. Lewis, if Christians were to hold to the spirit of Romans 14 (Do not make your brother stumble) than those who believe the pagentry honors God should attend the austere services, to show a good witness to those who refute it, and those who refute it should attend the flamboyant services to show a good witness to those who revere it, and God would be honored by both because it shows the unselfish heart at the foundation of belief, which is all he really wants in the first place.

Still...it's a cool article.

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