Confusion is preface to understanding. If you claim you received a divine word from God with divine clarity there would be no need for growth. They’d remain perpetual adolescents. Everyone needs to grow emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
I refuse to be exclusive in my belief in God. I cannot save people, but God can. Everyone is loved. Everyone is welcomed. We are all born with a gift to choose. So you are free to choose. When your children are young adults they’re no longer children, let them choose for themselves.
It seems Christians compete and compare their dictrines with each other. All 45,000 protestant denominations around the world. They push their doctrine down your throat as the only true way. Based on their doctrine, they believe they’re free to judge you because you think differently and condemn you to hell. They’re so quick to reject you for being different. As my friend would said, “Who died and made you God!”
As a believer of Christ, I take him at his word. He told His disciples in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” The “I am” here is the first of seven self descriptions of Jesus introduced by “I am” and echoes Exodus 3:14, where God said, “I am who I am — tell them the ‘I am’ has sent me (Moses) to you.” It’s not about you or your church. It’s not about me. It’s all about Çhrist Jesus. He is the hero of the story. It’s about love, grace and mercy. It’s about forgiveness. It’s about inclusion. It’s your personal choice.
The older I get the more I realize that our differences don’t diminish our values. Your worth is just as priceless as in the moment you were conceived in your mother’s womb. How beautiful you are today is as you were the day you were born! These are what I believe of being human created in the image and likeness of GOD. This is what I believe according to the Scriptures. But I’m not going to shove my belief down your throat saying if you don’t you’ll burn in hell. I’m free to share my belief but you’re NOT required to join me in my belief or my church. I believe it is the work if the Holy Spirit.
We all need to be healed of our deep wounds and be restored to what we were meant to be… To renew our minds with the truth that your value, your worth is from Whom all life flow.
Brokenness is a condition in which something is badly damaged and unable to continue or work correctly. Having alcohol consumation so high, drug abuse uncontrollable, the domestic violence rampant and teen suicide increasing, and goid amount out-migration, with many in jail and case upon case about land and traditional leader’s appointment or selections pending judgment – Even some refuse to obey the judgment of the court. These are signs of the broken and damaged system.
We need LOVE.