Thinking about leaving Christianity

Red Sky at Morning

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Many look at this with a secular “power conflict” point of view, without acknowledging that submission is about being a part of a well oiled family machine in service of God and a unit that responds to God’s guidance and masculine and feminine duty with obedience to God’s plan; he made us different for a purpose and we are to trust him.

That means, if a husband knows his family’s only chance of survival is to pick up and leave tonight, as he is the primary protector of his family, his wife is supposed to love and trust him enough to follow.

If a wife is feeling moorless and neglected, a husband isn’t doing his duty to maintain their bond.

A marriage is supposed to be a calling and a commitment to being part of one unit.

I repeat that God would not have recognized Mary’s agency if this was any, other way. Those who think the relationship between the sexes is a value and power hierarchy abd not about spiritual fitness for purpose and God’s perfect “division of powers” creation is not living biblical Christianity.

Abusive, misogynistic husbands and cruel, ungrateful wives are not living in Christ. Both sexes must be working in unison to disrupt a d fight Satan’s evil.
Exactly.
 

Red Sky at Morning

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Life, itself, shows the way home.

"If you take the Christian Bible and put it out into the rain, wind and snow, it will soon dissolve. Our religion IS the rain, wind and snow." -- Native American medicine woman.
Elegant*, but put another way, the Native American medicine woman confuses the art with the artist and media with meaning.

*I have noticed that you can “prove” anything (if that means getting a few likes) with an elegant aphorism.
 

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So the child molester who goes to church goes to heaven and the atheist nurse who cared for people all her life goes to hell?.....c'mon
This is a popular belief when people have been raised in 'cultural Christianity' or had a somewhat Catholic upbringing that it is them in heaven and all of us in hell no matter the vile stuff they do.

In reality, God's looking at the heart never at what one claim to believe and other outward appearance.

"the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Luke 18:13‭-‬14

If we cut off the whole heaven,hell, heavenly earth ect. to me it is more a matter of would you like to be with someone you Love or not.

My prayer while I was pretty much thinking like you was 'God on the off chance it was possible for me to believe in you, help me to see the good you do in my life' and I can tell i've been rescued from dear situations where it looked pretty much over.
I really shouldn't have went out alive of that hospital 4 years ago when they found out I had blood in my lungs and they couldn't stop the hemorraghe. I saw the reports, my life line was declining and they had to put me in intensive care. I know some folks where praying for me and I thought it was the moment to show some faith but I was struggling and telling myself 'you know so well that's not how life works at all' and I really believed I had to accept my fate.
While I was in a coma, I saw in a dream what I assumed to be an angel I couldn't see his face. It's something i don't want to give too much details because it's very personal and it's still hard for me to speak about without tears coming up.

Long story short, somehow my lungs got healed, completely. I don't know man, they checked in the MRI scanner, no damage in the lungs have been found, no breathing issues after I left the hospital although I was very scared i could never ever breath normally again. And the doctor told me it defied logic and outright asked me what happened, I've been thinking you're the doctor you're the one supposed to tell me what happened lol.

I said it is too hard to cope for human logic but not for God's goodness so now, when it comes to believing the Bible I came to the point I couldn't just assume it's people trusting wild stuff because they are bored in their lives or wants to annoy non-believers.
 

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Elegant*, but put another way, the Native American medicine woman confuses the art with the artist and media with meaning.

*I have noticed that you can “prove” anything (if that means getting a few likes) with an elegant aphorism.
Don't kill the messenger...
 

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I absolutely believe that if one seeks the sort of answers to the specific questions being asked here they will find them. It comes down to what Jesus said, that unless one humbles themself as a little child they will in no wise enter the kingdom of God.

The problem is that the vast majority of people don't really want the Bible corroborated, because once it gets to be corroborated it reveals the glaring and inescapable trouble that mankind is in. The great and amazing hope in Christ, but also the coming perdition and great white throne judgment that awaits everyone who's sin has not been covered by the blood of Jesus.
 

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We have the worldwide web with infinite information. We have an infinite amount of Bibles. Infinite amount of apolagetics. Infinite amount of churches. We have prayer and a functioning body to seek God with. We will be without excuse.

Seek the good Lord and live. Be filled and made whole with his good holy spirit.
 

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We have the worldwide web with infinite information. We have an infinite amount of Bibles. Infinite amount of apolagetics. Infinite amount of churches. We have prayer and a functioning body to seek God with. We will be without excuse.

Seek the good Lord and live. Be filled and made whole with his good holy spirit.
The world is full of great scripture, most of which you've never read. The Bible has a few wise sayings. But there's so much more out there. Western religions have a very small aspect of the Truth.
 

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The world is full of great scripture, most of which you've never read. The Bible has a few wise sayings. But there's so much more out there. Western religions have a very small aspect of the Truth.
Its not about wisdom. We live in a state of separation to God and only through Jesus and what he accomplished is that connection back to God restored. You are defiled(tainted) and corrupted in mind, heart, body, soul, and spirit. God is in the heavens and there is nothing contaminated there. You need to be washed and cleansed by the blood of Jesus.

Heaven is like a basin of pure unadulterated water. We have become filthy and unclean and resemble a polluted bottle of water. You cant take your pollution into the kingdom of God. Only the blood of Christ can wash you and blot out your sin. Only the blood of Christ can take away the stain of sin and everything that defiles your spirit and soul. You are cut off and separated from God. How will your connection to God ever be restored when God is holy and lives in unnaproachable light and you resemble a filthy garment?
 

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Its not about wisdom. We live in a state of separation to God and only through Jesus and what he accomplished is that connection back to God restored. You are defiled(tainted) and corrupted in mind, heart, body, soul, and spirit. God is in the heavens and there is nothing contaminated there. You need to be washed and cleansed by the blood of Jesus.

Heaven is like a basin of pure unadulterated water. We have become filthy and unclean and resemble a polluted bottle of water. You cant take your pollution into the kingdom of God. Only the blood of Christ can wash you and blot out your sin. Only the blood of Christ can take away the stain of sin and everything that defiles your spirit and soul. You are cut off and separated from God. How will your connection to God ever be restored when God is holy and lives in unnaproachable light and you resemble a filthy garment?
You read that and you believe it. Doesn't mean it's true.
 

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Is it not the truth?
This is from another book:

"Whenever there is a decay of righteousness, O Bharata, and a rise of unrighteousness, then I manifest Myself. For the protection of the good, for the destruction of the wicked and for the establishment of righteousness, I am born in every age." -- Krishna

Sounds like Jesus is Krishna. Is it not the truth?
 

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This is from another book:

"Whenever there is a decay of righteousness, O Bharata, and a rise of unrighteousness, then I manifest Myself. For the protection of the good, for the destruction of the wicked and for the establishment of righteousness, I am born in every age." -- Krishna

Sounds like Jesus is Krishna. Is it not the truth?
Jesus existed before the world began and the character and nature of God has been known even by the ancient gods of old seeing as how they rebelled against the Almighty. Its nothing new for Satan and his pantheon of false gods and fallen angels to pervert the right ways of God. Jesus said he beheld Satan as he fell from heaven. They know how to imitate Christ because Christ existed before he came in the flesh. Jesus is the original since he existed before the earth was created.
 
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