Study of religions
The Jerusalem temple
Searching for God
Study of religions
Welcome to our article ((2) (84)), study of religions
May God guide and help me to write this religious article?
Dear readers, as we have said in our previous article of this new religious set-up, while we are studying religions we are also looking for ways that would enable us to write or re-set our religious articles in a way that would make sense to the readers; at the same time, we don’t want to change our articles too much, because we would like that they would still make sense if you read them in the same order that they have been written the first time. Having said that, now I have to say that I have been studying and writing articles about religions in hub pages and other sites for a few years now, and I will continue to study and write more religious articles in the future, because I feel as if I have been called from God to do that.
Now, even though I feel that I have to write these religious articles, sometimes I ask myself where are these religious studies and these religious articles that I have written taking me I don’t know yet? I know that I have learned a few religious things that I never knew they existed, or I had the wrong concept about them and by learning them I have set them right at least in my mind, so now I would like to pass this new found knowledge or belief if you like to you our readers.
As I have said above I have started writing these religious articles a long time ago, you see, I started to study religions and write about religions because I wanted so much to find a way out of some ugly religious happenings that happen in the world these days, like the paedophilia, the terrorist attacks and also atheism. So I have read many religious books already and I will keep reading more religious books if they come my way, or I am going to read some of them again, just to make sure that I have understood them, because I am in search of God and a religious system that is going to be capable of doing what religions are supposed to do; in other words the right religion, or a unique religion for the entire world, which at this point of time I believe that I have formulated a fairly good idea in my mind, therefore, I would like to write about a super God that is a benevolent God and is able to guides the entire universe in a benevolent way, so as I said, I have some good ideas and would be able to suggest that to the public.
Anyhow, I know that I have learned many new religious things, so, here I have to say that every time I really discover a new religious meaning or understanding, I have to go back again to my previous articles to see how far off I have been in the beginning, so, some of those articles that I have written need to be edited in order to be in line with my new religious understanding, therefore some of them will keep changing and hopefully one day I will come very close to find the true God and religions, and therefore a religion that is capable of overcoming those inconvenience that happen today.
Now, because as you can see I am in search of a benevolent God and the meaning of our life seriously; for this reason I hope that one day I will clearly be able to write my religious theory that is becoming everyday more clear in my mind, this theory includes this super benevolent God that I would describe thus: (There is only one God throughout the universe and God is the life essence of the entire universe), I know that this phrase does not make much difference by itself now, but I indent to learn enough in the future until I would be able to suggest clearly how to fix those religious problems seriously for good, as I have already been trying to do for a while, in my religious writings.
At the same time, I also believe that we all have to do our best and try to pass any knowledge that we have acquired during our life to the future generations, whether this knowledge is religious or otherwise even if this knowledge we have acquired may not seem very important, we need to pass this acquired knowledge on as we have already written in our Yola website, http://frankmenchise.com , the duty of any human being.
From the religious study that we have done, it becomes obvious that there are many religions and there is some difference between these religions to say the least; we have already written many religious articles that we have published in hub pages, most of these articles are about Christianity and about the Bible, since I happen to be a Roman Catholic person, and therefore, because that is the first religion that I have known and practised, I can talk about it more easily that other religions that I have only read about them, therefore, Christianity and the Bible are the religious issue that come to my mind first.
We have also learned some of the other religions and we have tried to compare and connect these religions and our religious articles together, but they are becoming too many and also a bit confusing, and therefore hard for our readers to follow them easily, so I believe that one day I should find a way how to choose some of the best articles and link them together in a special group, so that it would be easier for our reader to follow our religious beliefs, the rest of our articles would still be available to read, but they will be used as our own reference. One might say that what seems to be missing is a good connection that connects everything together in the shortest way possible; but then I would say that there are some connections built in articles, the only problem is that they don’t seem to be enough, and this is what I am going to talk about next.
This is where Jerusalem in Palestine is the centre of Christianity
Palestine and Jerusalem
The map of Jerusalem in Palestine; when I look at this map it reminds me of two things, one is that the Bible and all religious book that derive from it have started here; the other thing is that it reminds me of the Dead Sea that is 439 meters below the sea level of the world and this reminds me that the universal flood as described in the Bible could never have been. This of course has concerned me very much, and I am still searching for an answer why this problem has not come up before.
In search of connections
Here, I would say that we are in search of our benevolent God and connections that would connect all religions together, and at the same time we would like to connect our religious writings together better, and again at the same time we would like to connect them in a more compact way, because the way that we have done it the first time is a bit loose; for this reason they may seem too long and their real meaning is not very clear, but everything is there it needs to be connected better I believe, so if I am able to do that in a clear way people will be able to see what we mean, of course this is only part of the connections we are looking for.
You see, we need also to connect with our spiritual God with our lives and everything else, since it seems to me that everything in the universe forms a cycle, therefore everything is connected together, anyhow this is how I see these religious things; now I have to say that I believe I am a seer, because I feel that I am able to see things through my mind eyes better that the average person does, otherwise I would not be writing these religious articles; So, as a seer I would say that all existing life in the universe forms a never ending life cycle of the universe with God being at the centre of it, and being the life giver of the entire universe.
In order to be able to describe God of the universe, I believe that it would be better for me if we copy a very good Italian writer that has done a similar religious set up in the Middle Ages using the general knowledge that was available in those times, so if I use his idea then we would be able to describe God of the universe in a similar way as Dante Alighieri did with is “Divine Comedy”, of course I could never come close to this Italian genius as a writer. In fact I am not even thinking that I am a writer at all, I believe that I am just a man that would like to state what I think about religions, in the hope that this would be able to help somehow; anyhow I would like to copy from Dante, part of the way of how he set his spiritual journey up, and therefore set my religious descriptions a bit like Dante did, with the exception that everything happens in the universe instead of being underground and on the other side of the earth and only a small part in the heavens. You see Dante did write his Divine Comedy so well that since then even the religious leader have believed that what Dante wrote could be religious reality.
With this idea in mind and using the general knowledge that we have today, one day we might be able to shorten our religious writings and connect them in such a way that they would be easier to read and they would make sense to our readers, of course there are going to be changes in religious values, as we are going to use the wider knowledge that exists today, so we are trying to pool all religions together, and from what we have learned describe our new God life cycle of the universe; you see, there are reasons to believe that God is life and all existing life flows through God life energies of the universe, so let us search how to describe for our benevolent God of the universe.
In search of God
We have been searching for God in our religious study for a long time, we have also written a few articles about it, and here are a couple of links that would prove our efforts, God exists because life exists, and Man needs God, of course there are more articles about God that we have written, and also a lot more that other people have written as well. Now if you would like to know our religious articles you could try to find that yourself in our religious writings, because here we don’t want to crowd this space with hubs addresses.
Anyhow in our search for God and how we would describe God, we have found that perhaps it would be worth to merge some religious beliefs and describe God as a life force of the universe that gives life to every living thing, of course this view of God might be more in line with the Indian religions than our Christian religion, since the Bible at the beginning says that God made man in his own imagine (Genesis 1- 26, 27), therefore God would like a man. But the reality is that nobody has seen God, so today we might think that God is an old wise man, just because of this description in the Bible and also because man would like to see God as a man.
Anyhow mankind would like God to be man like and we would feel cheated if God is not like one of us. Now, let us go back to the time when Moses met God for the first time in the form of a burning bush, so even then God did not show up as a man, and there are many other times that God would talk to Moses and other prophets, but this is more in a spiritual form, since nobody seems to say that they have seen God in person.
Anyhow in these religious writings, we should be able to describe our benevolent God, in such a way that he is like God Yahweh as the Bible says, with the exception that he is more benevolent as you will be able to see when you are going to read our set-up of God of the universe, because in our theory of Reconciliation of the universe or God of the universe, Yahweh, Jehovah and later on Allah, the God of the Bible and later the Koran, that go also under other names as well have the top place in our descriptions in the life forces of the universe.
These religious ideas and many other things is what we have found in our religious study, but there are times when we have doubts in our mind, so we ask ourselves whether there is a real God as the Bible says, and also this; does God follow us listens to our prayers and answers our prayers.
Because, in our search for God and praying God we have found that God most times does not answer our prayers, and so some doubts have come to our mind, whether God really exists and answers people prayers, or whether God is just an invention of our human mind because we want to have a God like a person that guides and help us. Here first of all I am going to tell you my own personal experiences here under, and later on we will talk also about other people experiences as well.
We pray God with an open heart.
Where is God or divine help involved?
Dear readers, while I am studying religious and writing these religious articles, and at the same time I am also in search of our benevolent God, in order to understand better where we are stand in this spiritual and religious world, I have to say that I have had some negative experiences that I believe I do not deserve, just because I believe that my religious writing are a sort of prayer to our lord God, therefore God should hear my prayer and not ignore me, so I have prayed to God many times beside my religious writings, but still God is ignoring me; so, if I have my doubts about the existence of a benevolent God, may God forgive me?
For these reasons that I have explained above, I have to say that these days I feel as if I am on trial from God, just like Job of the Bible was on trial: Of course to understand what I mean about Job of the Bible one really should read the Bible about Job trail, where Satan challenges God about Job faithfulness to him, anyhow it is a long story, even if one tries to make it short, so, if you don’t know the story and you would like to read it, because you would like to know more about Job trial, you have to read it from the Bible
Having said that now let me talk about my own trial just for a moment; my own trial today while I am writing this article is this sickness of my family members, starting with my wife, then my daughter and today even my son, they are all depressed to the point that it is becoming hard to talk to them and guide them, or say something to them that could help; so I ask myself what I have done to deserve this, I believe that I have done nothing wrong to deserve it. So, why my God has abandoned me, I deserve better, I know I do, or at least I believe that I do.
Because of all these negative personal experiences that I am having, when I think about my own personal circumstances; sometimes I am forced to believe that there is no God at all; you see, so many terrible things happen in the world, beside what is happening to me and God does nothing to stop them; so, one should be forgiven, if one thinks that there is no God; and for this reason I think that there is no God, but at the same time I am almost scared to say it, in case there is God and God will punish me for saying it, so; May God forgive me if I have got this wrong?
The following statement is a paradox of what I am saying at the same time; because I seem to be switching on and off in these religious matters, what is the matter with me? You may be asking yourself, why I am not able to say at once what I have to say about my trials and other negative things and be done with it. So, let us see if we could do that.
Whatever is happening to me and my family I believe that we don’t deserve it at all, so, I have to ask myself, why when I pray to God, God ignores my prayers? And then strange as it may seem I continue to pray God, in the hope that God answers my prayers; it is like I am stuck with praying God and I have no other way. But I am not the only one doing this praying to God, or any other deities or saints for that matter, because there are other people that have problems also and therefore they pray God also, so I believe that I am not alone.
When I feel like this low that I may become even emotional from the pains that are in my heart, I feel that I would like to say more in a future hub, that I am going to call; Praying God, or Pray for me, where I would like to pour my heart out and tell you all the pains that are in my heart; I hope that I will find my time to write this hub in the future. For this same reason sometimes I start to believe that I am writing in hub pages to escape my pains, and at the same time write all this as a prayer to God, in the hope that God hears my prayer.
Now, let me make an effort and leave behind all these pains that I feel in my heart and let me write something positive in our next article, instead of writing our hub of, Praying God. You see, at this point of time I believe that it would be better for me if I follow with our next hub called, ‘To save the world’, because I believe that it is more important to write about issues that are positive and that involve the public at large, instead of writing some personal issues; of course I am going to write also Praying God one day, but not in this shortened religious set-up So, see you in our next hub.
May God bless us all?
Some religious links
- Religious reconciliation forum
This Religious Reconciliation Forum has been opened to find new ways how to discuss religious issues, in the hope that we would be able to modify religions with an idealistic religious theory.
- Prayers of Reconciliation
Prayers of Reconciliation, I come to you praying Father Most High and eternal life giver of every living thing, I am praying thee for forgiveness of my sins and reconciliation.. People prayers to God.
- Prayers for Reconciliation
Prayers for Reconciliation starts a religious theory that aims to save religions from atheism and extremist groups, it aims to achieve that by suggesting some modifications to existing religions, etc.
- God of the universe
This is our theory of God of the Universe within the life cycle of the universe; God is the positive and constructive life force that guides the universe residing at the center or at the top of it.