May the atheist & agnostics, forgive us Christians!
I am NOT religious! & I don’t think God & Christ are either!
Jesus was in fact, KILLED by hypocritical religionists!!
I have met many atheist & agnostics and I must say, I was impressed how so many of them, I have had a chance to verify, have higher moral standards, such as keeping their word, having more mercy, less hypocrisy than many of us, so called, “Christians”.
I really think, we Christians, need to get on our knees, wash their feet, & apologize for the shameful way in which we have (mis)presented the truth & love of Christ to them. May they & may God, forgive us!
My prayer is that these dear, so called, “Atheists / Agnostics”, who make it to Heaven, may they receive a greater reward than we so called Christians.
Dear unbeliever, if you are paying attention, PLEASE LISTEN! – Jesus NEVER rebuked, a sinner of His time, He loved them & only wanted to help them & save them, including saving them from hypocritical religions!
Please, allow me to show you from scriptures (so often twisted by certain “professional religionists”, of how Jesus thought & taught, how He behaved & treated those like you; that was before the religionist, hypocrites of His time, full of jealous rage & envy, hurt in their “holy superiority” & pride, criticized Him & had Him persecuted, imprisoned & crucified; not directly—because of their cowardice—but through poor Pilate, who repeatedly tried to deliver Jesus from them (see, Mat 27:17-26).
These religionists, like many of today, could not accept that Jesus treated the sinners as friends & equals:
Matthew 9:10-11… Now it happened, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples. (11) And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples, "Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
Luke 7:34… The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'
John 8: … (3) Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, (4) they said to Him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. (5) Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?" (6) This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him [that He was “breaking” the law of Moses of stoning]. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear. (7) So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first." (8) And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. (9) Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. (10) When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, "Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?" (11) She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more."
Matthew 21:31, 45-46 … Jesus said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you ... Now when the chief priests and Pharisees heard His parables, they perceived that He was speaking of them. (46) But when they sought to lay hands on Him, they feared the multitudes, because they took Him for a prophet.
My dear friends, who have not yet had a real chance to meet the real Jesus—the non-religious One—And whom, therefore, in no way, can believe in Jesus, please don’t let certain religions, full of hypocritical religious smoke of only appearance, with no real love, friendship & Christian consistence, discourage you from coming to the love & the religion-less Christ!
That would break the heart of the REAL Christ! COME to His love, truth & salvation. The real Jesus, has NOTHING to do with all those dead rituals, traditions, boring repetitions & cemetery-like buildings, falsely called “churches” (for true churches, pls refer to the Bible blueprint: Acts 7:48; Rom 16:5; 2Cor 16:19; John 4:20-24; Mat 18:20)
Jesus said one time to one of these, so called “Christian” churches:
Revelation 3:1 "And to… the church in Sardis write, 'These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: "I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are DEAD!
One of the lies today is: “Let’s go to church”! You NEVER find such a thing in the Bible! No (true) Christian can go to church—WE ARE THE CHURCH!!! Only God, in Spirit can “go” to church! The true church, is not the dead buildings of today! It is you & me & every true believers who loves & receives the Spirit of Christ!! This church is everywhere any 2 believers are!! Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them."
Now Jesus is in our heart & we don’t need any more of this Old Testament-like church buildings! We need the love, the freedom, the truth & the salvation of the real Jesus. Together with the true church, in every house, where we can fellowship / eat together / have a good & happy time together, with any group—big or small—of sweet, simple, loving, friendly, helpful, not hypocritical, not gossiping, believers!! THAT is the only & true church as anyone can see it in the Bible!!
Neither we need “Theology diplomas”. In the Bible, ONLY THE PHARISEES HAD SUCH! Pls read it: Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.
John 7:15 And the Jews marveled, saying, "How does this Man know letters, having never studied?"
John 7:49 But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed."
I guess, this is it for now. Dear friend Atheist -- can I call you “ex”? This, not so I can add one more member in the religious mausoleum which I don’t have, but just so that I can have some Heavenly ice-cream in God’s Kingdom!! That’s all! No bait / hook / strings / money / membership / attached! ONLY Jesus, His love, freedom, salvation & cherry on the cake—Heaven too!
The mausoleums people will tell you that you can be saved ONLY if you are a member of their, particular, religion. Then to go through all kinds of rigmarole, zig-zag, rules & “commandments” (mostly different, from each other, depending on the kind of sect).
Satan is very successfully using religion to stop salvation, as Jesus said:
Matthew 23:8-14 … "But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in. (14) Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
THANK GOD FOR JESUS! – WOW! What a freedom from the pharisaical religious system of today & yesterday!!!
How can we be saved? Believe Jesus Who says to all of us, who have accepted His Spirit of love & peace & salvation:
Psalms 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
Isaiah 1:18 "Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.
Hebrews …For He Himself has said, "I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU."
John 10:28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
WOW!! Saved forever & in NO WAY we can lose our salvation! Guaranteed by the blood of Jesus from the Cross! And neither the Devil, nor false religionism—With all their false doctrines, can touch it! PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!!
ALSO: John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. (26) And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?"
PRAISE GOD!!! – SO? WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO TO RECEIVE HIS FREE SALVATION??!!
First of all, DON’T ASK THE SECTARIANS, they all will tell you, that THEY & THEIR particular religionism (not Christ), are “indispensible”
JUST SEE WHAT JESUS IN THE BIBLE SAYS! John 6:47 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me HAS everlasting life. “So simple??” –Yes! So simple!—“But”—some will say: “There are religions that are saying differently …” –Listen! FORGET RELIGIONS!!!
Jeremiah 17:5-7 Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD!...(7) "Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD.
Write if you like, my family & I, we’ll be happy to hear from you! -- Just don’t mistake us or other simple & true believers, with some of the mausoleums religions you may have had the misfortune to have met & who may have “evangelized” you in ways to inspire you to run away from Jesus? OK? Good!
Isus ne-a învăţat clar că trebuie să evanghelizăm sufletele pierdute cu cuvintele Sale de mântuire! Pentru această săptămână, am dori să împărtăşim cu voi patru paşi simpli care vă vor ajuta să aduceţi alte suflete la Hristos.