-Are we to participate
in foot washing.(John
Communion refers to a ceremony
many Christians engage in; that of getting together in fellowship for remembrance
of the Lord's Supper, the supper Emmanuel engaged in a few hours before
His trial and death. Here He broke bread, handed it to His disciples,
Emmanuel's last supper before
His death, burial and resurrection, was with his disciples on the night
before his crucifixion, at which he instituted
what's since been called the Eucharist,
which is based on the Greek word for 'thanksgiving', 'eucharistia' and
on the Greek word for 'thankful', eucharistos'. It is also called the Lord's
Supper, 'Communion', Requiem
Mass, Holy Communion, etc. Transubstantiationalists
added what they call the doctrine of transubstantiation. The word eucharist
is not in the Bible.
So, what was it? The Lord's
Supper or Last Supper is called Communion because in it there is fellowship
between Christ and his disciples and of the disciples with one another.
an Old French word 'communier', meaning 'to share').with
The communion service is
for ridding afflictions from ourselves and from those we love, even though
they may not be aware that we are including them, as
Dr. McAll shows.
Is it required today by God
that one participates in such a ceremony?.1Corinthians
11:20 "When you come together therefore into one place, this is not
to eat the Lordís supper."
-Why does religion seem
like such a confusing mess?
is man's attempt to figure out the invisible world with his limited low
ego mind. From
the low consciousness level it just cannot be done. Why?
From the low consciousness
level, man invents all sorts of religious crap,
based on the level he is at and that's the level where fear, doubt, an
unworthy of God feeling along with guilt reside:.Deuteronomy
32:17. Any religion which only consists of formality
is an utterly
From religion comes all
sorts of strange and harmful beliefs based on superstition
with most of them crappy
to the universal law
of liberty. We have the religion
of evolution and the religions of those misusing the name of God to
their particular views:.James
2:12 "So speak you and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law
if that way
can also be termed a religion.
"The kind of science
a scientist creates depends on what level his consciousness may be at.
is at the ordinary level of consciousness,
level, thus it
misses much. And this is true for any other human activity. This is also
true for any art and for any religion."....page
107 in Grigori Grabovoi's
Religion is all too often
a combination of beliefs of a few who wish to project their beliefs onto
of the idiocy), so that they too will
be a part of the organization the few believe are good for others:.Acts
as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled
you with words, subverting your souls, saying, You must be circumcised
and keep the law, to whom we gave no such commandment."
did Emmanuel feel about religion?
Religious history has shown
in the name of love and killing under the names of Christ and Christian,
such as in the Crusades.
Religious history has also
of those involved:.1Kings
This type of religion is
and generally gung
ho and blinded:.Romans
10:2 "For I bear them record that they have a zeal
of God, but not according to knowledge.".They
what they have been taught as salespeople for their church and are closed-minded
to knowledge of truth from other sources:.Matthew
15:14 "Let them alone;
they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both
shall fall into the ditch."
of God are true because they bear the fruit of the Father, which is love,
not because of dedication to a bunch of rules and regulations as it has
been throughout the history of religion:.John
15:8 "Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, so shall
you be my disciples."
Such religion has never found
the truth about hell and continues to flog an eternal
ever burning up of the wicked in severe.torment,
while at the same time looking for the Prince of Peace to bring a peaceful
world to the Earth. And then at the same time, they are hoping to go up
there somewhere to
a heaven, most don't know where.
How could a good and loving
God punish any of His creation in such a horrible way? Well, that's what
religion has taught; a loving God who does unloving things. Well then,
what has God got to say about it?.Luke
Poor quality religion is
in the whitewashing and brainwashing fear business for purposes
of control over easily swayed people:.Matthew
27:20. It's an industry often feeding upon sincere hopes of the faithful,
those seeking and searching for truth, while steering them away.
The Infinite is in the cleansing
and acceptance business! Religion offers a great reward way off somewhere,
but what if you need
now just the next small reward?
While Orville and Wilbur
Wright were inventing the airplane, most observers supported them. Yet
their father, a fundamentalist minister, did not. He told them that their
bizarre invention was the work of the devil and he warned them that they
would surely go to hell if they succeeded.."If
people were supposed to fly, God would have given us wings".he
them. Such is religion! Superstitious. Backward. Confusing. Money and control
The ancient religious Pharisees,
Sadducees, lawyers, doctors and scribes were that way.
As a whole, religion.(an
example of religion:.Luke
not know the real Infinite One at all and is completely out of touch
with the reality of the Infinite Intelligence, the Creator of all that
is or ever will be:.Isaiah
45:5; Jeremiah 4:22; John
Many men and women in
all religions do know the real Infinite One and many more in all religions
and those having no religion, sincerely desire to know the truth about
themselves and this great Infinite Being, but the vast majority in religion,
only know their.religion
and this keeps
them bound to mediocrity.regarding
Orville and Wilbur were bicycle
mechanics before they set their hands to the airplane. Their father could
have equally criticized them in that profession for engaging in a pursuit
'unnatural' to human beings such as riding a bicycle could be considered.
Yet the belief system of fear and ignorance is not logical.
It picks and chooses what is good and evil and its tenets
do not stand the scrutiny
Why you don't need 'religion':.John
is often religion's only answer to sins committed. The.gift.of
is the answer of the Infinite One to all mankind:.John
3:17 "For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world through him might be saved.".One
can't be saved unless awakened to
Religion deals out laws to
keep sinners in line and hoping for a better future because of obedience.(such
to show people how they must change.(obey
order to be saved. Governments deal out laws to keep everything else in
line. You can always tell how spiritual and loving a nation is by the number
of laws it has. The more laws, the further away from spirituality and into
mass mind the majority are.
The apostle Paul talked of
this binding people to erroneous doctrines.
Religion generally makes people worse, as they become
into believing negatives about themselves that are the antithesis
of what the Great Living Infinite Intelligence knows to be true about them.
Is that why 70% of born
again Christians have a stint
in a mental institution?
turns around the truth of God to easily lead people into resentment, hate,
bitterness and downright murder. They become
so far removed from the truth of the Holy
Bible, they instead believe what their
blind leaders tell them and have come to accept that they should violate
their conscience as they are led to jump
through all the hoops necessary to be an outstanding,
23:4. Such are they who are fueled by desire to be worshipped instead
of worshipping. They
fail to see that they don't have to produce works to
be perfect in the Creator's eyes and that all their efforts do is attempt
to put forth a perfect front for the eyes of others:.Matthew
23:27,28. The Creator already sees sincere people of love as completely
4:17 "...God, who quickens
the dead and calls those things which be not as though they were."
All good works get
you a reward, so works of the heart are worth it, where works based on
one's ego get you nothing;
of Cain and Able.
many down in heart who cannot yet see their own way with God clearly
and thus unable to cut asunder
they feel they should be following:.Hebrews
4:12 "For the word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any
twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit
and of the joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents
of the heart." Acts 17:11 "These were
more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with
all readiness of mind and searched the scriptures daily, whether those
things were so."
The Infinite One we normally
refer to as God or the Creator, tells us to deal out forgiveness
knowing that as one grows in love, he is on the
right track! But if there is a problem with forgiving another, what do
you do? You keep at it! Each time the resentment, the hate, the dislike
comes to your mind, it's time again for the thought of forgiveness. Take
effort here to erase
the past from affecting your present. It may not take seventy times
seven trys, but all that means is, to keep at it until the negatives about
these others disappear. They will if you do some work on it. So what
should the thoughts be of a person on the road to forgiving another?.Philippians
4:8. The Infinite has a different
attitude toward the evil than governments and religion today have.
Religion in the past and
to some nauseating.extent
today has insisted on keeping truth esoteric
and/or confusing, in order to 'keep a handle on people', the very antithesis
of the freedom Emmanuel
made possible for mankind and for which He came to die for.
has shown itself to be quarrelsome, divisive and idiotic.
Religion is not often a sharing
of free souls, free persons who are happy with where they are with this
Great Infinite Intelligence, but rather a source of indoctrination
often using false well twisted doctrines.(Isaiah
appear correct. Religion bespeaks
of control of people more than it does the freedom a loving person is able
to express with joy amongst others.
Religion says in effect,
If you do not conform to what we believe is what God says, He
will reject you and we will enforce what we think is God's rejection
of you, as has happened where great
tribulation fell upon early believers, from the time after Emmanuel
was crucified to this present day in parts of the world.(read
your newspaper); where people of love,
be they in a Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Roman Catholic, Hindu, Mormon,
JW, etc. church, are still being persecuted and martyred.
Religion justifies itself
in murdering family members who may believe differently than they do. This
is what happened almost daily during times of the Inquisition.
were fueled by fear generated in the masses and excited
by religious leaders during these Inquisitional times.
Since the Inquisition there
have been many attempts at genocide
by those would be masters of mankind.(Psalms
are contrary to the golden rule.(Matthew
22:37-40), those believing that
what is best for them is not what they want to share with others they deem
below their status.
It's the height of ego selfishness.
Paul knew well about religion
that leads on into no tolerance for others. He
was in it:.Acts
26:5 "...after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee."
Religion, says there is a
judgment day where, if your works are not good enough, you may go to hell!
God says, you have already been judged, as
judge yourself. And what is this hell thing
Is the righteous of God
by revealing various physical religious practices for others to see and
1:16,17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is
the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes...For
therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith, as it
is written, The just shall live by faith." 1Corinthians
2:13,14 "Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom
teaches, but which the Holy Ghost teaches, comparing spiritual things with
opposed to comparing physical things with spiritual).
But the natural man.(the
natural man who may also be a religious man prefers things which can relate
to what he is like and what he is like is what he knows and what most religious
people know is from that which has been taught to them by whatever church
they may be in; this is what it was like for religious people in the time
13:39; Hebrews 9:9,10).receives
not the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him,
neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.".What
does Paul tell us about following all this old religious stuff in this
age of Christ?.Galatians
5:1 "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made
us free and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." Acts
13:39 "And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from
which you could not be justified by the law of Moses."
Religious people, depending
on what type of church they have given their present allegiance
to, do all kinds of things that they have come to believe are favorable
to God; water baptism,
washing one another's feet, sabbath
of hands, keeping parts of the defunct.Mosaic
Law, going weekly to church,
may live far less than exemplary
lives on other days of the week. A few churches even continue on today
believing in the unsupported idea of an ever
Things such as these, religions
feel are necessary for children of God to follow. Somewhere along the line
such teachers of parishioners
left off the idea that it's faith that qualifies one as being a child of
God, not the do's and don'ts put on to a church's parishioners:.Galatians
3:26 "For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ
One cannot permanently affect
one's spirit by works designed to impact the emotions. What are spiritual
works? A person's works
of love from a sincere heart, one of pure love, affects all those it
got the testimony
He told to others from another source not of religion:.John
5:30,34 "I can of mine own self do nothing. As I hear, I judge and
my judgment is just, because I seek not mine own will, but the will of
the Father which has sent me....But I receive not testimony from man, but
these things I say, that you might be saved."
We were saved
without any of those things religion has emphasized
as being important:.2Timothy
1:9. So, is there a need in people's lives for religion or is it rather
those in the business of religion have a need to be in peoples' lives?
People believe all kinds
of things like continuous
where more emphasis
is placed on repenting than on acceptance of the righteousness
that is God's gift.(Romans
us thanks to Emmanuel Christ. They mostly
believe this way because they have not heard all that repentance means.
Because of this, they need answers
toward God for blessings, believe in hell and eternal
and so on. They comprehend
all these as part of a spiritually human's life, part of the doctrine.(teaching).of
Christ. But Paul tells us:.Hebrews
Christ, let us go on unto perfection, not laying again the foundation of
repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of
baptisms and of laying on of hands and of resurrection of the dead and
of eternal judgment."
What would any religious
person today think of you if you even asked the question "What do you think
of leaving the words of Christ behind us?" They would think you a heretic
to be dealt with by kicking you out of their congregation! If you have
been in a place like that and they kicked you out, be glad you're away
from their clique,
based on their.religious
rules, rules disseminated
by leaders which church congregations seem to always swallow whole hog:.2Peter
2:12-15; Jude 1:10. Any particular
church's rules which may prevent those of the congregation from awakening
should be avoided. Such rules are they which keep
Christ out of people's lives:.Matthew
10:14 "And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when
you depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.".A
false church's minister will get upset with you for asking many sincere
questions, questions which he or she can't properly answer.
Some churchgoers have more
fear than faith, that is, they fear getting away from following tenets
of the church they go to, because they feel life will turn against them.
Such are they who need to increase the
faith that eradicates.retributive.fear.
Such are they who need their minds on the real
God and off of the low consciousness concept of punishment.
This then is religion, because
religious persons think God wants certain things done continuously
to prove that they are His children, worthy of His blessings as a special
people. They believe in
error that to please God, works of 'obedience', such
as were necessary under the old
covenant should still be done today in
order to be keep people spiritual and to keep people paying, rather
than the righteousness of faith:.1Peter
Some become frozen in what
they may have accepted as their religious mode,
their conscience seared:.Galatians
3:3; 5:1,13; James
2:10,12; Matthew 10:34; John
In this new
covenant time, what the New Testament is all about, how could you not
be kept spiritual. It's not even your job to do it. It's His!.Ephesians
13:5 "...for he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you."
Buono, on a relationship with the Creator and being away from the do's
and don'ts of religion. Paul
the apostle too.
Paul also warned against
the carnal thinking
of some legalists
who were comparing physical things to the spiritual:.2Corinthians
why still are extant
do's and don'ts based on the old, now done away law? What do religious
do's and don'ts get you as compared with faith?:.1John
5:4 "...this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith."
2:7 "Rooted and built up in him and stablished in the faith..." 1Peter
2:5 "You also as lively stones are built up a spiritual house, an holy
priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices.(what
are these?), acceptable to God
by Emmanuel Christ."
it a person's doing based on some part of an old defunct
law that is spiritually important today? Were
religious do's and don'ts necessary for building one up in Christ? Did
your sins ever count against you?
All or some of these things
have been part of each of our Christian
lives depending on which denomination
we were/are in.
The base to build on is
1:5,6. This is the doctrine of Christ to keep:.2John
now leave the base alone, going beyond, to that of building upon it into
the fullness of Christ.(Ephesians
order to become mature.