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Which religion should I convert to?

Are we responsible for the punishment of the Jews ? Do we have any responsibility to the people of the Jewish faith ? Are we allowed to hold grudges, smear, be self righteous, imposing our will, be disrespectful to others ? Besides believing in Jesus Christ, what is our obligation to others ? Walk away when we don’t agree, argue, fight , put others down ? I am not sure there is a Christian on this thread. I do my best to remember the words of Christ when he said, " Take my yoke upon your shoulders and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart. Your souls will find rest, for my yoke is easy and by burden light. " The key words here are gentle and humble of heart. Who here on this thread can make that claim ? I include myself in this question.

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<< 2 Corinthians 6 >>

14Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

16And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.



In common conversation. We should not yoke ourselves in friendship and acquaintance with wicked men and unbelievers. Though we cannot wholly avoid seeing, and hearing, and being with such, yet we should never choose them for our bosom-friends.


 Much less should we join in religious communion with them; we must not join with them in their idolatrous services, nor concur with them in their false worship, nor any abominations; we must not confound together the table of the Lord and the table of devils, the house of God and the house of Rimmon. The apostle gives several good reasons against this corrupt mixture.


(1.) It is a very great absurdity, v. 14, 15. It is an unequal yoking of things together that will not agree together; as bad as for the Jews to have ploughed with an ox and an ass or to have sown divers sorts of grain intermixed. What an absurdity is it to think of joining righteousness and unrighteousness, or mingling light and darkness, fire and water, together! Believers are, and should be, righteous; but unbelievers are unrighteous. Believers are made light in the Lord, but unbelievers are in darkness; and what comfortable communion can these have together? Christ and Belial are contrary one to the other; they have opposite interests and designs, so that it is impossible there should be any concord or agreement between them. It is absurd, therefore, to think of enlisting under both; and, if the believer has part with an infidel, he does what in him lies to bring Christ and Belial together.


(2.) It is a dishonour to the Christian's profession (v. 16); for Christians are by profession, and should be in reality, the temples of the living God-dedicated to, and employed for, the service of God, who has promised to reside in them, to dwell and walk in them, to stand in a special relation to them, and take a special care of them, that he will be their God and they shall be his people. Now there can be no agreement between the temple of God and idols. Idols are rivals with God for his honour, and God is a jealous God, and will not give his glory to another.


(3.) There is a great deal of danger in communicating with unbelievers and idolators, danger of being defiled and of being rejected; therefore the exhortation is (v. 17) to come out from among them, and keep at a due distance, to be separate, as one would avoid the society of those who have the leprosy or the plague, for fear of taking infection, and not to touch the unclean thing, lest we be defiled. Who can touch pitch, and not be defiled by it? We must take care not to defile ourselves by converse with those who defile themselves with sin; so is the will of God, as we ever hope to be received, and not rejected, by him.


 (4.) It is base ingratitude to God for all the favours he has bestowed upon believers and promised to them, v. 18. God has promised to be a Father to them, and that they shall be his sons and his daughters; and is there a greater honour or happiness than this? How ungrateful a thing then must it be if those who have this dignity and felicity should degrade and debase themselves by mingling with unbelievers! Do we thus requite the Lord, O foolish and unwise?

 
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I guess the word would have never spread beyond Israel if everything stated above was taken literally. No one at the time of Jesus or even after believed in him except those who followed him. The world was of unbelief. You can not spread a word if one does not hear the word. It is also good to understand that all the apostles suffered because of the word. They did not hide from the unbelievers. They sought them out. The first objective is to teach and be heard. Acceptance or rejection is based much on presentation. Poor presentation will bring about poor acceptance. We have a choice, to run from the unbelievers or to face them and make our case. I know what the apostles did and I guarantee you, they did not run. Not after the pentecost ! They did not call adults little children out of disrespect for what the people new to be there beliefs. There approach was of comfort, expressing understanding of the peoples feelings. A question by another was a blessing. It was a sign of wanting to learn. That is what they where after. Peoples desire to learn. Acceptance came much later. It is to easy to take a paragraph from the Bible and make it into a blanket statement. It covers all. Not true ! Many have made this mistake for centuries. This cost lives and the rejection of the true word of the Bible. That is my opinion.

 
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MikeC: Many have made this mistake for centuries. This cost lives and the rejection of the true word of the Bible. That is my opinion.

 

 


Njoy Answered:

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Njoy, in your words who is Jesus Christ?
 
KissAccording to the Bible, Jesus Christ is God's only Begotten son.  According to me, in my own words, Christ Jesus is God's Son.  He is The Son of God, the Anointed ONE, with God, In God. 
 
 according to me: Jesus knew who he was, and he knew what was expected of him in order to "prove" what we all have to do.  Crucify our Ego/self in order to rise above all the pettiness in the material world of today, and begin to live in the resurrected world of tomorrow, where God abides. 
 According to me, since this is what you ask of me,  Every one of us, every child of God on this earth, must walk their own spiritual walk.  If we find ourselves certain of our point of view on any subject, we should stop in our tracks and look deep into our own souls before we start spouting off to people who do not appear to have the "faith" we think we have.  When we start to look at anyone as being "incorrect" or "wrong" in their thinking and on their journey through this life,we need to pause and ask ourselves...."Who R U to doubt your fellowman?"    
According to me, people like you have destroyed this thread on AOlanswers, called "Best Religion."   People like you have seen to it that the two sensible and intelligent people who posted without judgement have disappeared, and that a couple of new posters disappeared also.  
People like you have won this game, this shallow and judgemental game, but what you have won is not worth anything. 
       Jameslee, FaithR, Ivan...the ones I referred to as having left Best Religion, and myself (NJOY) are the winners, because we have left the playing field called Best Religion. 
      Enjoy your conversations putting each other down, and posting your Satanic beliefs.  May God have mercy on your soul.
 

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Jameslee, FaithR, Ivan.. Best Religion,


This whole world is Brahma. Tranquil, let one worship.  It as that from which he came forth, as that into which he will  be dissolved, as that in which he breathes.

 

All life is one, that I am one with God and can embody Divinity…God and I do not just communicate; we commune and are one.  There is no separation except failure to recognize that there is no separation.

 

I know that I exist, therefore I AM, I know that the God-source exists. Therefore IT IS. Since I am part of that force, then I AM that I AM.

 

God is everything—He is everything.  So anything you do, you have an inner action in divinity.  Remember that, and do what you want to do.

 

Contemplate the love of God; how great this Entity-Self is, that is all-encompassing, that will allow you to be and do anything you wish and hold you judgeless. God has never judged you or anyone.  If He has then He has judged himself, for who be you but He.

 

We can take all the scriptures and all the teachings, and all the tablets, and all the laws and all the marshmallows and have a jolly good bonfire….because that’s all they are worth.  Once you are the law, once you are the truth, you do not need it externally represented for you

 

We already know everything. The knowingness of our divinity is the highest intelligence.  And to be what we already know is the free will. Free will is simply the enactment of the realization that you are God, a realization that you are divine.

 

The aim of a Course in Miracles is to lead us from duality to oneness—to the realization of our At-one-ment with God, our Self, and all people---our brothers. In this healing, is our Salvation—we are saved from our misperceptions of ourselves as separated individuals. When our perception is corrected we remember our true or higher Self…Salvation is really enlightenmen

 

Jesus differed but little from other children, only that in past lives he had overcome carnal propensities…Jesus was a remarkable child, for by ages of strenuous preparation he was qualified to be an avatar, a savior of the world.

 

In every age Teachers have come forth from this spiritual centre to enable mankind to take its next evolutionary step; we know them, among others, as Hercules, Hermes, Rama, Mithra, Vyasa, Sanskaracharya, Krishna, Buddha, and the Christ. All perfect men in their time, all sons of men who became Sons of God, for having revealed their innate Divinity



and myself (NJOY
) .the ones I referred to as having left Best Religion, and myself (NJOY) are the winners.

 

 

I agree, Many have made this mistake for centuries the rejection of the true word of the Bible.That is my opinion.

 
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You can only blame AC and MikeC for the Hate being spread on this post. 

 
Anonymous Comment

As all can see, AC twists other people’s words just like he does with scripture. This is how he teaches and manipulates others who are willing to lesson but unable to see through him, driving him on. Twisting and using other people’s words, twisting and using scripture. Changing the wording and twisting the content, in other word deceiving. This is about as close to Satan as one can get. And you can know it’s true because it is by his design and deliberate. He has a following and that is the problem.

 
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You can only blame Njoy, jameslee and faith for the False gospel of SELF being spread on this post.

 


Njoy

Njoy Answered:

Njoy If I had given in to that "old tyme thinking"  way back when, I'd be preaching the word of God from the bible like AC.. the "right" way, which to me is so ungodly.


Njoy

Njoy Answered:

Jameslee, FaithR, Ivan...the ones I referred to as having left Best Religion, and myself (NJOY) we have left the playing field called Best Religion.


BY BY.

 
Anonymous Comment

I must say AC  I knew you had it in you.  Njoy,is a jerk, or a wolf in sheep’s clothing but without jameslee, faith, ivan  this jerk has nothing. Who would-of thought it? The jokes on them or on her , because I believe that they are the same, but that’s just me. I cannot believe that anyone could not see through Njoy and her deception, her mere words gives her  away. If we new her in person  Iwould have nothing to do with her so congratulation on dusting the sand from your garment and humbling yourself. Do not cast your pearls before swine. Sorry for posting as AC but to give her a name would only set her off to finger pointing. Njoy  you and yours are jerks.

 
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As all can see, AC twists other people’s words just like he does with scripture. This is how he teaches and manipulates others who are willing to lesson but unable to see through him, driving him on. Twisting and using other people’s words, twisting and using scripture. Changing the wording and twisting the content, in other word deceiving. This is about as close to Satan as one can get. And you can know it’s true because it is by his design and deliberate. He has a following and that is the problem.

 
Anonymous Comment

MikeC I guess the word would have never spread beyond Israel if everything stated above was taken literally. No one at the time of Jesus or even after believed in him except those who followed him. The world was of unbelief. You can not spread a word if one does not hear the word



MikeC  said, You can not spread a word if one does not hear the word.



Mike, you are spiritually IGNORANT, BLIND to Gods Word.


GOD SAYS


 "You shall speak My words to them, whether they hear or whether they refuse..."   Ezekiel 2:7

 


"Then He said to me: 'Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with My words to them. For you are not sent to a people of unfamiliar speech and of hard language, but to the house of Israel, not to many people of unfamiliar speech and of hard language....  But the house of Israel will not listen to you, because they will not listen to Me.... Moreover He said to me: 'Son of man, receive into your heart all My words that I speak to you, and hear with your ears. And go... and speak to them and tell them, ‘Thus says the Lord God,’ whether they hear, or whether they refuse." Ezekiel 3:7-11

 



"Therefore prepare yourself and arise, and speak to them all that I command you.  Do not be dismayed before their faces, lest I dismay you before them.... They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you.  For I am with you,' says the Lord, 'to deliver you.'" Jeremiah 1:17-19


 

 

The word of God would have never spread if everyone was LIKE YOU an REFUSED do what GOD COMMANDED THEM TO DO!!!!!!!Yell

 
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"Therefore prepare yourself and arise, and speak to them all that I command you.  Do not be dismayed before their faces, lest I dismay you before them.... They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you.  For I am with you,' says the Lord, 'to deliver you.'" Jeremiah 1:17-19

 

 

Njoy

Njoy Answered:

Jameslee, FaithR, Ivan...the ones I referred to as having left Best Religion, and myself (NJOY) we have left the playing field called Best Religion.


BY BY.

 

 

They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you.  For I am with you,' says the Lord, 'to deliver you.'" Jeremiah 1:17-19


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