I’ve decided to add some clarification to my own statements contained herein from previous comments to another. If you think my purpose is to criticize you or I’m beginning to think that I can judge you or anyone, I state categorically that I can judge no one! I can however defend my own faith and more importantly who that faith is based solely upon. My rock is Jesus Christ as I have clearly stated in much of my writing. What I see happening with you and many others throughout the human race is an attack upon my faith and beliefs directly by trying to extract what fits your own agenda or if you will belief system! Not unlike the manipulation of some other well know religions which I’m not going to accept by anyone! Any attempt to incorporate Jesus Christ into some philosophy or even New Age Science and program is not allowed according to scripture but even aside from the scripture it is well know that true believers in Jesus Christ as the Savior and Redeemer is fundamentally indivisible! There can be no belief in Jesus the Living Christ as one’s Savior and path to Everlasting Life while simultaneously projecting another faith or everlasting life system, one has to cancel the other out! You can’t have both, as I have said plainly that the Scriptures are the Living Word of God Himself, and that is where Christian Faith begins and ends, by accepting His Word as the living gospel left with mankind in order to grow in that Faith and Abide in that Faith!
One must either accept it as it stands and have true faith in Jesus Christ as the Messiah and only salvation given to true believers as a “gift” from God to us sinful humans who are imperfect and doomed! That is my Faith, and for anyone to try and hijack a portion of it or twist and concoct it, I will not stand idly by and allow that! We see how there are nefarious persons on this earth that are criminals, heathens, and some of the most vile of our species that have hijacked the original Muslim religion over the centuries and more so in today’s world to manipulate the religion to fit a political ideology or some other corrupted agenda! This has resulted in so much horror and evil which in turn has devastated entire regions along with decimating millions of human beings! Evil finds ways to use that which is good to its own ends, perverting and destroying as it does! Christianity presently has it difficulties, but the basic truth and underlying fact that Jesus Christ was the Messiah is held as the truth to countless people around the planet! There are always going to be some difficulties or defects in the delivery and practice of the faith amongst the masses due to man’s inability to do anything perfect and we are still on earth, not in paradise.
But God made His pact with humanity when He came down as the Son and paid the penalty for all sin committed by every human being by His being crucified on the cross at Calvary. So, it is very basic and simple which is also stated in the scriptures, that He” makes it so that the simplest of minds can understand and believe.” It’s not some complicated formula or science and guru magic! You take it for face value alone and believe or not believe! If a person chooses to believe; that is the beginning of that person’s faith which he or she must grow in, building stronger and more certain as he or she moves forward. And yes, it is simple but that doesn’t mean it won’t have its challenges as indeed I have stated here today, that Christianity has issues and problems but not with the fundamental teaching but rather the delivery and practice of the Faith, because of people messing up! I won’t let that stop me from following Jesus Christ, which would be akin to throwing the baby out with the bath water! Others may, and in fact you attested to your initial youth upbringing with Christianity, and then you decided that Books and Scriptures and whatever else you decide is not worthy of your attention must go, which has led you to where you are. So in a way you have thrown the baby out with the bath water, deciding on your own what will fit your way of finding salvation or a path to everlasting life!
You can go your merry way and see what it leads you to! But don’t pretend that you are a believer in Jesus Christ! You are not! If you were you would take all of what comes with that belief and toss aside all these strategies and new age philosophies and whatever, because you wouldn’t need any of that being a believer in the “Christ Jesus!”