I believe much of the the dogma finds its purpose in protecting the church from its perceived enemies; Knowlege and Truth are at the top of that list.
I am a firm believer in the teachings of Jesus. The problem is the Christians who only think they do. Since I started a study group I have had a very uncomfortable feeling, stemming from some demands regarding what the group should be. I’m not that kind of Christian. It is up to the Father to Judge not us. Our responsibility is to love All as we love One. I want to discuss the teachings of the Bible and all their interpretations. My fear is that Christians have become known for what they are against rather than what they are for. Jesus would never act this way. Gandhi made an interesting statement. “I like your Jesus. I don’t like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Jesus.” This is a generalization, but there is a small group of us who are making things bad for the rest. People have adopted this stereotype. This makes it difficult to communicate Jesus’ incredible teachings to the unsaved. I want to change this. I think I am going to meet with people before group. This way I can get to know them better first. The energy was not good at the last Meet up. It seemed some had their own agenda. I am very open-minded. Truth is all around us. We hit a road block when we fail to check the facts. As follower of Christ it is our duty to verify, Biblically, what is right and wrong on this earthly plane. This is my intention. New Wine in New Wine Skins. Christianity is growing, living and loving everyday. This should be our identity. In faith always, Ron Ash