|Christianity & Christian Fear
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Want to shake up your church? Simply,
attack the fear.
Recently, I spoke the truth of Hell not
being an eternal place of torment to a person bound by
traditional christian beliefs. This led to this person's church elders
contacting me and basically telling me they love me, but I am no longer
welcome in their church building. No problem. I would
rather be outside religious walls than in them,
anyway. When we attack the false doctrine of an eternal Hell, the religious feel
threatened in all their beliefs. And truly, all their beliefs
are threatened if they cease to believe in an eternal
Hell. Why? My friend M.J. points out that the
entire traditional, christian doctrine is founded on false
teachings which invoke fear. It is fear created through the
belief in not pleasing a judging God and possibly suffering
for eternity. Hence, Christian teachings are fear-based
and not of love. Fear is not a product of a loving God, but something man-made. God is love.
There is no place of fear Christians
Christians need to know that
the word "hell" is not in their Bible (in the original Greek or
Hebrew), and neither are the words "forever" and "eternal."
The word mis-translated "forever" or "eternal" is the Greek
word "aion," which means for a set period of time - meaning it has
an end. The words mis-translated as "hell" mean grave
(sheol and hades
a trash dump outside of Jerusalem (Gehenna). So, punishment
by an angry god was created by early proponents
of orthodox Christianity. This is where most all other
versions of Christianity originate (including evangelical and fundamentalist beliefs). Long story...
But, why would a church
still feel threatened? Is it fear?
Why was I such a threat to the whole church that the elders would meet and then call me?
Was it out of love for me, believing me to be lost? No, it was all motivated by fear - fear of
losing control of their club (church) in the name of Christ. If they loved like they say they do,
then they would show it in action. Instead they showed they are walking in fear (afraid of
me) by telling me I am no longer welcome to visit them. Closed minds are always bound
closed by fear. Fear is never an act of love.
Here is a simple thought to consider:
Since God is all-knowing (omniscient) and all-powerful (omnipotent), then why wouldn't He
simply create those whom He foreknew would
make the choices He preferred, and therefore not have to destroy any for making the choices He didn't prefer? Otherwise, we have a
blood-thirsty God who is evil, if He created people whom he already foreknew He would have
to destroy because of bad choices.
Such a god would have had to make the choice to destroy for
pleasure when there was no need to create people solely
to watch them suffer destruction! If God is all-powerful
and all-knowing, He should have easily been able to create those
whom He desired, and save us all from ever existing to face
wrath should we make wrong choices. Religion never
makes sense when we think it through logically.
you want to find the truth behind the creation of Christianity (the
religion) and the Bible, you need to read my book entitled,
Jesus Religion: A Critical Examination of
The man we call Jesus (his real name was likely
"Yeshua") had a spiritual message that was freeing and non-condemning. If you suffer from
Christian fear (such as fearful beliefs of eternal suffering,
demons, an angry god, original sin, etc),
then it is time you no longer suffer. I felt the same
way at one time. Learn how I became free from
Go To: The Jesus
Religion Book Page - Get A Copy!
Or Visit: The Writings of
Louis Charles Author Page for more