Are you in a spiritual tug-of-war? Want out?
As a former atheist and passionate believer in writers like Acharya S. who propose that the story of Christ is a reformatted pagan myth, I understand and appreciate their appeal. What I aspire to present in this post is not a religion to replace their teachings; but a freedom from ego-driven delusions—and yet at the same time a bondage to the will of The Creator, our divine Spiritual parent in Heaven.
How many reasons can you come up with NOT to believe in Jesus’ words in The Bible? Have you seen films like Zeitgeist that provide “experts” and researchers theorizing a great “Christ Conspiracy,” in which Jesus never existed? How about bad experieces with “good Christians” who were anything but that?
If you have, and you believe like I used to, please have a look and some honest critiques of Zeitgeist and Acharya S.—or even take a shot at a $1000 cash prize—to see significant holes in their theories.
And if you feel drawn to, continue to dig in your spiritual journey towards the HEART of God, not the WORDS of researchers who present their own personal biases and agendas as honest research; or for that matter dead-letter Scriptural dogmas and religious mandates without spiritual anointing.
Behold, the kingdom of God is within you. -Luke 17:21
When I was not quite a believer in, and passionate but mostly unsuccessful follower of Jesus Christ, I saw the only Christian movie that genuinely blew me away, Jesus of Nazareth. It is spectacularly acted, very well-produced, and has a profound anointing upon it that shows the heart of God outside of the lock and stone systems we find in most religions, Christian and otherwise, throughout history.
As Christ said, it was not he who did the miracles, but the Father in him. Therefore it is not our ego that matters, but rather the Will of God and His/Her wishes. This is the bondage I spoke of at the beginning. It may be uncomfortable, certainly at first; but if you believe an infinitely wise and loving God exists; and you’ll look into your own heart and mind with any objectivity, do you really think you can do better?
Or even more profoundly, what do you think about Jesus’ words that you shall do even greater things than he did? I for one, look forward to manifesting that!