The Bible, Christianity, Religion
Some people despise any form of religion. They say it is nothing more than a form of social control. Swaying the general public opinion, imposing their beliefs on others to outright brainwashing are their top complaints. They often times point to events in history that support their case. Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project in Jonestown. David Koresh and the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas. The War on Terror against Osama bin Laden and the Al-Qaeda network.
With the above examples, the questions are just begging to be asked about the Bible, Christianity and religion…
Were they created with the purpose of being used for social control?
Can they be used as a form of social control?
Are they social control?
The Bible – How do you use it?
Can the Bible is used as a form of social control? Yes. Can a vehicle be used to kill someone? Yes.
It is in what you do with “it” that is evil. There is only evil in actions, not objects. It is what we do with these objects that is evil. A Bible is not evil on it’s own, but it can be used with evil intent. A vehicle is not evil on it’s own, but it can be used with evil intent. It just stands to reason that it is evil to use the Bible to control the masses.
What if the Bible was written to control people? The whole idea defeats itself. He was against the social control used by the Scribes and Pharisees. They created the “rules of religion” that they boasted to be how to obtain citizenship into Heaven. Jesus was against these “rules.” He was against their evil intentions of using the Bible for the purpose of social control.
Christianity And Religion– Beware of the False Prophets
I cannot speak for other religions as I have not studied them in depth. But, I have studied Christianity in depth and feel comfortable about speaking for “it.”
Christianity is a personal journey. It is about searching for God and drawing closer to Him. If you fall into the trap of believing anything that is spewed out from the pulpit, you fall into the “rules of religion” trap. These rules often times will promote their own interest. They are not interested in promoting God, unless the idea serves their selfish interests.
This is how we can tell that they are false prophets. Their spirit does not lead you to Christ. They have the spirit of the antichrist. They are self serving and want you to follow themselves and not God.
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.