Hav you noticed that RELIGION has become a business! It is no longer something that is sacred it is all about that green.
I was raised a pentecostal or “holy roller” as I have been referred to as on many occasions and believe you me it is not a great feeling. I was raised with Bible being shoved down my throat and told I was going to hell at every turn.
When I left home I was a very confused girl about religion, God, and even Jesus. The only thing I knew for sure was there was a higher power that if it weren’t for it I would have died many times over.
I was shortly after exposed to several different kinds of religion and you know they all have a common thread they all believe in something more than themselves. I know there was a moment in my life when God actually clarified for me that it was okay to question my believes it was okay to question what I was raised in and draw my own conclusions as long as I was kind and humble, and believed in the power he has to save my soul.
It was an experience unlike anything I have ever seen or felt and to this day cherish those moments in the dark with my God.
I don’t adhere myself any longer to one label, pentecostal, baptist, whatever? No matter what “religion” you are you believe in something more than yourself. Which for me puts into perspective my own mortality. I know I will not live forever but I know that when I die and someone or something is offering eternity in paradise and peace forever I am going to do what I can to get there.
The way it has turned to being all about money and not the saving of our souls turns my stomach. No one has compassion anymore once certain religions realize they can actually line their pockets and buy their mansions compassion for mankind just simply fell away.
I have been watching a special on tv about the cult that is Scientology and while I agree and appreciate the work that is being done to expose them. A low simmering anger rose in me there is never a mention of God or anything of the religious aspect of what a “church” should be. I understand that Scientology doesn’t believe in all that but it makes it harder to watch when you know down deep inside that is the factor that is missing here.Being exposed to such wealthy religions make me think that the old adage is in fact, true about money being the root of all evil. It makes good been with great intentions become men of greed and self-destruction.
God is not a cult, or a “religion”. He doesn’t ask for much as we are only human after all and prone to sin. He understands this. He sacrificed his only son to the world not only so that we could be forgiven for such transgression but so that he would understand better our humanity. The wages of sin is death I understand this and that is why I try every day to be the best version of myself I can be. To me a label of “religion” is not getting me to heaven. It is not the answer to my saving grace it is the way to a spiral of corruption and greed. I may be losing my “religion” but my faith in God and myself are still in tact. That is what is going to get me to those pearly gates. I don’t care what you beleive in as long as you beleive in something!