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50 Questions That Will Challenge Your Traditional Christian Beliefs
"To cause one to think is the purpose of questions."
I have been a believer in Christ for over thirty years. My only desire has been
to know God and equally important, who I am. In 1986, I began pouring through
scriptures trying to make sense of it all. Soon, six years had passed and I
found myself a teacher, elder and at times a minister of healing at a local
church. I saw and experienced amazing things such as: people healed of
sickness; spiritual gifts and foreknowledge displayed openly; and powerful
manifestations of God's Spirit upon people physically and mentally. However,
after several more years I knew inside me it was time to leave that local church,
and no one could understand why. At the time, even I did not know why.
Today, others still do not understand why! Through eyes of judgement, they can
only see me and my family as "lost."
Now, it is easy for me to look back and see why I was to move on in my
spiritual journey. I had become a very, religious person. Religion is the false,
man-made idea of who or what God must be. The truth will not be found within
the walls of religion. I thought I knew God because I knew the scriptures. Did I
really know truth or did I simply learn too well the beliefs others had taught me?
Was I willing to let go of all doctrines and ask God to show me the truth of who
He is and who I am? Did I really understand the scriptures and the meanings
behind the sayings Jesus spoke? Would I lay scriptures down and trust God to
not only "save" me, but also speak to me by the voice of His Spirit?
It is safe to say that I have a very good perspective from which to write. If you
think perhaps that I lack understanding of traditional teachings and doctrines of
the scriptures let me say you are mistaken. For years, I taught the very
doctrines many believe and hold true to today. I had believed I could prove to
you the doctrine was true based upon lining up one verse of scripture with
another verse. Even though I was a very good lawyer, making my argument
with a book of law known as the "Bible," it did not mean I was correct in
understanding or knowing truth. When I began hearing for myself the truth
within me, it challenged the very doctrines I had defended whole-heartedly. It
has taken many years for these things to be undone in me, and still today I
seek to know the answers...the truth.
My goal of this writing is not to give you answers. If you are looking for
answers, I only want to direct you as to where to find them. You need to learn to
seek answers to life's questions through yourself. The answers you seek
cannot be found from the mouth or pen of any man, but must be heard inside
you, "the hearer." I challenge you, "the seeker," to find those answers within. In
fact, if you look deep enough, you will find you already knew the answers; you
just simply forgot. I give you questions to assist in your seeking of truth and the
undoing of your traditional beliefs in doctrines, which simply cannot be true.
Due to my challenging of what some may consider being core fundamental
tenets of the Christian faith, the religious may find this journey to be highly
difficult. You may say, "I am not a religious person," but the truth of the matter
is man's influence upon your mind has caused you to perceive things, which
are false, as if they were true. Are you willing to have your current beliefs
challenged by questions for only you to find the answers to? If you are to be
true to yourself, then do not give patent answers learned from another person
or book to the questions I will ask you. Ask yourself, "How did I arrive at this
belief? Where did this belief come from and is it truth?" The truth one knows
will set one free.
Where can truth be found? How can one hear God? Look within you. An
answer of truth will always come without fear, condemnation or guilt upon the
wings of peace: like an angel that brings tidings of love, hope and joy. Quite
easily, anything less is not truth or God sent. Some, who I will again badge as
"religious," will no doubt try to scare you with fear into not even considering
thoughts outside of their own beliefs and teachings. Does that make their
beliefs valid? They may say, "How do you know what you are hearing is from
God and not from the devil himself? Perhaps, Satan is whispering his lies in
your ear!" Judge what you hear by one simple means of measurement: does it
come out of love on wings of peace?
May your journey continue...
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