Religious people contribution
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Religious people contribution needed
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May God guide and help me to say the right religious things?
In this article, we continue to talk about religions and how they serve humanity.
When we look at religions, we must say that they have served humanity well for a long time; but they have not changed much, they are the same old religions that we have had for centuries. This has happened because people have not contributed much to renew religions; but this attitude needs to change, for religions to fulfil their role properly in the future.
You see, today’s religions are growing stale, because they are old fashioned, since nobody suggests that they need to be modified, in order to fall in line with the times that we live in these progressive days.
Today everything is changing quickly, because of this new electronic era and other things; but religions are not changing and are becoming old fashioned and stale. So, if we believe in a benevolent God of the universe, and that religions are beneficial to mankind, we should ask ourselves. Is there a need for religious people to contribute something new, so that religions can be attractive as they used to be in the past?
For this reason, we must look at religions and what they have achieved in the past; then we must decide what could be done, to keep religions in touch with today trend. We have reasons to believe that in the past religions have contributed a great deal more to humanity than today, because the people then were simple minded and accepted religious beliefs just the way it was explained to them.
Today people know a lot more than they used to know, so, they are asking questions about our religious beliefs, perhaps this is the reason why religions are running out of steam. You see, mankind has not changed any major religious beliefs for about two thousand years, if we are following religion according to the Bible, or other religious books that derive from the Bible. One of the reasons is that we believe that religious beliefs cannot change, because God eternal spiritual forces don’t change, therefore, religious beliefs should not change; but if we look closely we will discover that religious beliefs can change and remain attached to the same eternal spiritual forces.
Of course, we need to say that there are other major religions in the world, which don’t have anything to do with what is written in the Bible, but we in the western world don’t know enough about them, so, our comments about them will be limited. Anyhow, today this question arises what has mankind done about religions lately? I believe that we the people of this earth have not done enough to keep religions progressing at the same speed as mankind progress. That is why religions start looking stale, and that is why the atheists attack religions, because they don’t make sense anymore and the atheists don’t see the need for religions. Therefore, I want to suggest that we need religious people, to contribute something to get religions back to their former importance, so that those atheists attacks and other nasty things stop happening.
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Therefore, today when we ask ourselves; what have we done about religious beliefs lately? I guess that the answer will be that we have not done nothing. What we are saying here is that after the Bible was written including the New Testament no other major changes in beliefs have happened, even though the Koran has been written, The Koran -- Simple Search , and also the Book of Mormon, has been written, and the authors of these two books assure us that they have written them according to some divine interventions that they personally experienced. However, these two religious books always refer to religion and happenings of the Bible; so, it seems to me that they derive from the religious teaching in the Bible, even when they show new religious happenings and other religious rules.
There are also smaller and less known religions, which have in common the Bible, since the Bible is the most important known religious book of the western world; for what we know it is likely the first five books of the Bible have been written before any other existing religious book in the whole wide world; but some scholars believe that Hinduism is one of the first religions recorded; one of the main books of Hinduism is the, The Laws of Manu
Anyhow, here let us talk about western religions, it would be right to assume that Moses wrote or caused to write these five first books in the Bible, while he was for forty years in the Sinai desert, since Moses had to write to keep the record of what was happening and to lay down the laws that God was giving him. These writing events were happening about 1500 years before current era, which could be 3500 years ago; therefore, the beginning of the Bible was being written by Moses of the house of Levi a very long time ago, these books could have been just notes to record what was important to remember. After Moses died the leaders that followed caused their scriber to continue to write, in order to keep the record of the main religious events; so, for about sixteen hundred years or there about all the main religious and historic events were thus recorded.
Now we must understand that the Bible, not only was a religious book of the Israelite, but it also doubled up as a history book for them until the time of Jesus Christ. When the Old Testament came to an end; and the New Testament began according to the Christian Bible and the four Gospel written in it, here the Jews split from Christianity and they have for religious book the Torah. Judaism 101: Torah which I understand as being the old Bible plus something that they believe is important to them.
Now, as we have said, these religious things have been written in the Bible, and the Bible was a continuous book about the Jews history, but then they stopped writing the Bible, let us see some of the reasons.
Why they stopped writing the Bible
Mankind stopped writing the Bible, but what could be the reasons?
Before I talk about why we stopped writing the bible, I am going to pray God for guidance, it makes me feel better, it is as if I ask God permission to do that.
Our Father in heaven, to you I turn God Most High, and I start to pray with all my heart, my soul and my mind. In the name of The-Father The-Son and The-Holy Spirit I am praying, hoping that the ever-present guiding force of the Holy Spirit on earth would guide and help me; So that, I can write these religious writing as humanly as possible according to your will. Father hear my prayer and guide me! Amen.
As we have said, from the very beginning the Bible has been written from the Israelite, today known as the Jews. It is the religion of the Jews, where Yahweh their god fills all the pages of this religious book, it is also the history of Israel since the Bible tells us about everything that the Israelite have done during that time; so, the Old Testament of the Bible has been written from the time of Moses during exodus to the time of Jesus Christ; after that the Israelite and mankind for various reasons stopped writing the Bible; so, let us see what could have been the reasons?
One of these reasons could be that after the Jews (Israelite) crucified the lord Jesus Christ, because Jesus Christ did not fulfill what they wanted most, which was that they wanted help from their God Yahweh to fight their enemies, but Jesus Christ was preaching peace, and the Jews did not like it. Anyhow, Jesus ways would change the old accepted religious ways; so, the Jews went their own way; therefore, when this happened religion was split, the Jews went their own way, while the followers of Jesus Christ followed their own beliefs, but the Jews kept believing what they believed, so, the history book of Israel the Bible was not continued as before, and if it was continued, it is not written in the Bible.
As we Christians know, the Bible ends with the four Gospels Mathew, Mark, Luke and John, and then the apostle acts various other writers, some other letters and then it ends with the book of Revelation; this is how the Bible ends even today. Now it is necessary to point out that John the writer of Revelation is not the same John who wrote the gospel, and it was written a long time after Jesus death, some scholars say 190 AD, anyhow the book of Revelation is a very allegoric book and tries to control people, in a way or another, it starts very strong and ends very strong.
The book of Revelation states this and I quote:
(This is the revelation given by God to Jesus Christ so that he could tell his servants about the things that are now to take place very soon; he sent his angel to make it known to his servant John.-- And John has written down everything he saw and swears it is the word of God guaranteed by Jesus Christ. Happy the man who reads this prophesy, and happy those who listen to him, if they treasure all it says, because the Time is close.) End of quote.
Revelation also ends with a very strong warning, or a curse to anyone who changes anything that the writer John has written, so, it is almost freighting, and this is the reason why the Bible has stopped being written. We have talked about this in the Biblical discussions, so, I am not going to repeat it here, I am only stating that this can be the cause.
Anyhow, we must ask again the same question as we did at the beginning; what has mankind done to update religious beliefs? The answer would be, not very much; whether it is the curse at the end of the Bible that stops us writing, we don’t know. Because we believe that something needs to be done to keep religions going. Anyhow, we will talk about the Bible curses, another time.
Let us review our task
Anyhow, we believe that religious leaders have got to look seriously at religions, not just look and believe what they are being told, but they have to use their common sense; if they do that then they will see that the time has come to renew religious beliefs, in such a way that they agree with religious people and the atheists. Anything that is being written, should take into account what is happening in the religious world today; here we are thinking about the Muslim extremist that kill people in the name of their God Allah; so, anything that is going to be changed should be changed in a way that discourages these religious extremist to use religions for their own ends.
Therefore, one should find a way on how to review, rewrite and illustrate religion according to the present times, with the intention of putting an end to the misuse of religion, in the hope that it would make it easier for people to believe in one God, and this is what we are trying to start happening in these religious writings, or at least suggest it.
But at the same time, nowadays to make people believe in religion is not an easy task, as we the people of the world want to believe in religion only if there are some advantages for us, and if there are not any personal sacrifices. We believe that it is a well-known fact, that we don’t accept everything that is being said to us easily these days, because we believe that we know a lot more than we used to know. So, we challenge any existing beliefs if they don’t seem to be right in our mind: That is if our knowledge and intelligence don’t run in a parallel way with those beliefs. So, as soon as we are told about something, new, we want mentally to check that everything that is being told, meets our own standard of knowledge and runs in a parallel way with our knowledge.
Therefore, if we want to write about religious beliefs, we must write them in a way that runs in a parallel way to our knowledge. They must reconcile every existing living thing to the living God life-force of the universe; they must be written in a way acceptable to mankind, otherwise it will be a waste of time to write anything religious. Anyhow, I believe that I need help to write what I am trying to write here, so, let me pray God our Father to help me.
Prayers of Reconciliation start
Praying God for help
Looking at the enormous task to review religions, I believe that we need help, the first thing that comes to my mind is to pray God, since we believe that God can help us; and thus I pray.
In the name of The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, which every day I pray from the bottom of my heart to guide me, so that I can write these religious writings according to God’s will; here I humbly say; Father, hear my prayer and help me!
As you can see, I have just prayed our Lord God, because I believe that right now I would not be able to continue to write these religious writings without God’s help.
TO MY READERS
In this article I believe that I need to explain to our readers, what the reasons are and why we feel that it would be helpful to write about religious beliefs, for the future benefit of mankind.
The following explanation is one of the many possible explanations, which we can offer to you by explaining why we should write these religious beliefs. Religion may be said to be a divine devise to help people live a better life in a collective way. But by observing how the world is being run today from religious people, it seems to me that people are distorting those existing religious rules therein, so that they can gain some personal advantages for themselves instead.
So, we are thinking that in our writings we must try to set our religious writings in such a way that it would be harder for people to take advantage of those religious rules.
What sort of distortions one may ask? For instance, in the world of today, people are using religion as a weapon to inflict punishment to others, and some of these punishments are extreme and violent. This behavior makes us wonder whether they have anything to do with religion; or, are these violent people a bunch of crazy people? We do not know what they are doing; but we know that they don’t behave as religious people should do.
So, to overcome that, we should go back to the beginning of religions and start rewriting religious books, beginning with phrases that would be hard to ignore like this phrase here under:
Let it be known to all humanity that there is only one God throughout the universe, and God is the life essence of the whole universe. He is the father of every living thing and therefore all our lives depend from Him. And we have to believe and think while we are living on earth that every living thing one day must die and must return to Him.
We believe that things described in a collective way, just like what we have written above can able.
Let us discuss it
Therefore, we believe that it is better for all humanity to believe in this living God as described above, because a god like that involves everybody on earth and binds all religions together, we need a god like that because there is no better way available, and there is no other god but this living God, which we all should believe in; otherwise become an atheist and not believe in God at all, and then blame only our own violent temper if we do violent things.
Of course, mankind has got a problem in believing in the same God, because there is this driving force within us, which makes us want to be better than the fellow next door. Therefore, it is in our nature that we don’t like to be the same as everyone else, and we don’t want to believe in the same God, otherwise we are the same as anybody else, so, our god has got to be better than other people gods; we behave like we want a god for ourselves, that is a problem.
But if we accept that there is only one God throughout the universe, then religions may become better. You see, it needs to be like that because this is the only way to stop these religious differences, and above all those religious fanatics that do violent things in the name of their God and religion; not only that but the truth is that we need to accept that ether there is only one God throughout the universe, or there is no God at all. Anyhow, I believe that there is only one God throughout the universe, therefore, we need to find a way on how to believe in the same God, so that we can live in harmony together.
Of course, there are other reasons why we are not believing in the same God, therefore, we have to try to understand our own behavior. But the facts remain that every one of us needs to believe in this same God who is our life giver; that is the only way to overcome the religious problem.
There are other reasons, some of which may only be that we describe God in a different way, while we are really talking about the same God. Whatever is the case mankind needs to adjust whatever needs to be adjusted, to get everybody believing in the same God.
Therefore, I believe that it is helpful if we write our religious writings, instead of asking, what has mankind done to adjust religious beliefs? Because in our religious writings we will try to find a way in common which will help people believe in the same God who is the life force of the whole universe. So, I pray God to help me to be able to suggest how to solve this problem. And this would be my personal religious contribution.
I believe that this article is becoming too long; so, see you next time with, Importance of religion?
May God bless us all.
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