In the midst of our hurt- we throw all things associated with religion in the garbage. We no longer want anything to do with it, ever again.
The thing is, we wind up tossing the wrong thing in the garbage.
You ever throw something important in the trash by accident? Something you didn’t even notice you did as you were busy cleaning everything else out. It happens- to ALL of us.
What is it that had us throw our hands up and declare “THAT’S IT, I HAVE HAD ENOUGH!!! NO MORE!!”
And then proceed to toss it all straight into the garbage?
At that decisive moment– what we mistakenly throw away is Our Faith in God, what we meant to throw away and forever say goodbye to was: Our Faith In Men.
Which leads to:
THE CORRUPTION– found in RELIGION– Religion that is made up of men. Corrupt men. Religion that up to this point as far as we understand is the path to Almighty God. RELIGIOUS beliefs that have hurt us to the core, by the crime of TREASON which is betrayal to the highest degree.
Which is exactly why so many of us throw everything to do with RELIGION in the garbage. As we reason “If that is the way to God, I don’t want any part of it.”
And “if that is the way to God, there must not be one.” This is the moment we shift from believer to atheist.
Guess what? We can always shift back to believer in Almighty God.
Which human on Earth has not for a moment become an atheist on his way to finding God?
A few months ago, I mistakenly threw 44 grams of solid 14k gold right into the trash bin and didn’t even know. That is until I began to look for my necklace. The necklace that belonged to my father before he passed away. You can rest assure I immediately went looking for it. I turned that trash can upside down in and out two times, item by item, and still did not find it. My girlfriend decided to join in and help, much to my chagrin as I steamed “I already went through every dam piece, it is pointless! There is no way I could of missed it.” Five minutes into her search, she hit GOLD.
And that is exactly what this message is- helping you find the GOLD you mistakenly threw away. Exactly like someone helped me. Don’t worry, and don’t rush. God is the kind of pure heavenly gold that can never be thrown away. He is Eternally True, and ALWAYS RELIABLE. A sincere heart will never go looking for God, and come up empty handed.
“If you throw God away, you throw yourself away.”
“Religion is corrupt. God is incorruptible.”
“In Heaven, there will be ONE group- those who believed and trusted in Almighty God.”
I absolutely love what I just heard as I was sharing this message with someone. They asked me “Do you know what made me see the point your trying to convey, that God is not found in religion?“ She went on to say “going to prison, did.”
This is a spectacular response! Which I never thought of before but falls perfectly in line with ‘in Heaven there will be only ONE group’, just like in prison. “In prison, we are all prisoners- there aren’t classes for baptists, mormons, catholics. The things that blind us and distract us from finding God in the outside world are gone, making finding God in prison much easier.”
Religion is NOT the way, and God cannot be found there.
Jesus Christ the Son of Almighty God says I am the Truth, The Way, and Eternal Life. And nobody gets to the Father except through me.
If you want to find God, find first the door that leads to Him– His Son, the one that died to save us.