GOD IS GOD

Here it is. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  He created the moon, the stars, the everything in between. He created every living creature that roamed the earth and dominated the seas. He created every living plant that he grew from just a seed.Before he rested he created man whom he gave dominion over all the creatures, plants, all living things upon the earth. The key words here being upon the earth! This is the basis of our existence. No matter what religion you are, no matter what Gods you pray to. In some form or another, this is how we, humanity, began.

Much later he gave us commandments which to abide by, rules, just like any parent would give their child so they don’t misbehave. Yet, just like our children, we feel the need to push the limits of those rules. Maybe it is in our nature, maybe we just don’t like rules. Unlike the punishment for our children, however, our punishment for breaking God’s rules could very well damn our souls.

I grew up an avid Pentecostal or ‘holy roller” if you will. I grew up thinking that the Bible was it. The end all be all of everything. That it is and was the only thing we should be turning to when it comes to God and religion. As I got older though the world changed for me. I knew even at a young age in my heart of hearts something was missing.

Was it God trying to keep me balanced and on the right track? Who knows. All I know is that after discovering that the Romans put together the books as the Bible we now know and that they removed several books to suit their own personal gain. I look at it differently now. I am not saying that the Bible isn’t true but how can I not question why they did this? Or the bigger question is what’s missing?

Since the dawn of time man has looked to the sky to answer the ultimate question. Where do we come from? While I believe there is yes, still a mystery there I know the answers lie among us. We just have to find them is all. Like finding the lost book of Enoch. There was such a hoopla about it and it is a very interesting read. It does fill in some of the blanks of the little mentioned of Enoch in the Bible.

This got me thinking. You know I was trained in Church that you can read a scripture in the Bible a hundred times and come up with a new meaning every single time. Why is that? I truly believe it is because a man took the actual books of the Bible and conformed it to how they wanted it to read. There is just enough confusion in it so that you never see the truth. That there are huge gaping gaps in the Bible. I am not being blasphemous here or want to be, but if that is what you are thinking right now it is because that is the way you were trained. By “religion”.

Religion is just a word, you know it only has meaning because you give it that power. I I found myself lost and confused at the tender age of 19 about this whole “religion” thing and so I prayed on it. The outcome was astounding and changed the way I view the word “religion” forever. From that moment on I was no longer a Pentecostal, Or Baptist, or any label. My relationship with God is a personal one. That is all anyone needs to know about it.

My friend and I have discussed the holes in the Bible many times and right now she is voraciously reading any scroll, any ancient text, any lost book of the Bible she can get her hands on. I, however, find it fascinating that I can, in fact, read the Bible with new eyes and see for myself the crumb of truth that lies between the pages. Once the rose-colored glasses come off, and you expand your mind to the possibility of Angels walking among us, that maybe Eve wasn’t Adam’s first wife, that there were giants roaming the earth, that Moses was actually a Pharoh at one point, you start to see a bigger picture. One that we haven’t even scratched the surface of yet, and that the clues are in the very Bible that we hold so dear to us. That is where the Romans made their mistake when putting the books together and editing it.

They left just enough information in there so that with an open mind, not the one they hypnotized us to have we see the truth. Or at least the part they shared with us in the Bible. I will say when beginning this journey much like my friend I felt guilty, or even blasphemous. Yet, every new discovery I make fits with the previous puzzle piece confirming each one like a chain of events I cannot stop unraveling. I question everything nowadays not because I am trying to be blasphemous but because I seek the truth. I know where I come from it states in Genesis where I come from. I seek the background the evolution of man that got me here today. I seek the knowledge of my ancestors. Am I the product of a long forgotten civilization or are my origins deeper, darker than that?

Just by reading Genesis with my new eyes there are more questions and that is just in chapter 1. There is so much more to discover, and with every new discovery, I am one step closer to my origins. I leave you with this Spirituality is a part of us. Your relationship with God should be a personal one. Don’t be afraid to question what you’ve been taught. Look for your own answers. They are there waiting for you to discover them. When you feel the ring of truth click into place inside our soul. You know you are on to something. Don’t be bogged down with such labels as “religion”. Remember the basics the rules God set before us. For in the end that is all that matters.

 

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THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW

I love this movie! I have seen it about 15 times now! For some reason, I have always loved movies where there is major destruction to tall buildings and national symbols. (Let em set the record straight I would be devastated if this happened in real life! Case in point the twin towers).

On the other hand, movies with all that destruction are awesome! For some reason, the Statue of Liberty always gets jacked up or buried or something! I am starting to feel sorry for the green lady! It may be my past or something creepy in me but I just love these kinds of movies! Every time I watch this movie I tear up in the exact same spots every single time! As I was watching it this time, however, I felt different, I felt things I haven’t felt in this particular movie before!

I was grief stricken in the beginning and the middle I was cringing when people started to die just from going outside! It was the struggle mankind face as a whole. These storms didn’t care what color you were, they didn’t care if you were a good person, they didn’t care if you had a family or not. There was no discrimination only devastation to all of mankind!

The sheer desperation and lengths the dad goes to to reach his son. It is amazing! The son being sorta estranged from his father he knows in the moment his dad says,”I will come for you”. He will keep that promise at all costs.

The moment he actually tracks him down and they actually lay eyes on each other for the first time since the world changed is Priceless! I felt the hug these two men shared between them. It was a moment of pure relief and love. I am already tearing up yet again!

One scene I never really got before was the book burnings to keep warm. Maybe its my blogging and writing for almost a year now that has also fine-tuned my listening skills, because as many times as I have seen this movie. I heard this part, but never really heard it! (You know what I mean) and I was moved! Moved to the very core of me! I will just recreate this little bit for you:

ELSA: WHAT’VE YOU GOT THERE?

JEREMY: THE GUTENBERG BIBLE… IT WAS IN THE RARE BOOK ROOM.

ELSA: THINK GOD’S GONNA SAVE YOU?

JEREMY: NO…I DON’T BELIEVE IN GOD.

ELSA: YOU’RE HOLDING ON TO THAT BIBLE PRETTY TIGHT.

JEREMY: I’M PROTECTING IT. {PAUSE AS ELSA GLANCES AT J.D THROWING BOOKS ON THE FIRE}

JEREMY: THIS BIBLE… IS THE FIRST BOOK EVER PRINTED. IT REPRESENTS… THE DAWN OF THE AGE OF REASON. AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED, THE WRITTEN WORD IS MANKIND’S GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT. {ELSA GIVES A SNORT} 

JEREMY: YOU CAN LAUGH… BUT IF WESTERN CIVILIZATION IS FINISHED… I’M GONNA SAVE AT LEAST ONE LITTLE PIECE OF IT.

This spoke volumes to me! (Ha! no pun intended)! Maybe that is why I love to write because long after I’m gone my thoughts and stories will go on and if the written word is indeed mankind’s greatest achievement! Then whoa! I am ready to join those ranks!

At the end of the movie in the aftermath of the storms that changes the face of our planet. After the son and father reunite and are rescued. You begin to see that even though these massive storms should have wiped them all out there are survivors!  Lots of them. It makes me think of the part in JURASSIC PARK. When they find the hatchling eggshells they say,“Life will find a way”. 

Life indeed found a way in both movies! As humanity begins to band together in “DAY AFTER TOMORROW”. It warmed my heart! We as the human race have been through so much throughout history. Yet we found a way to rise above through the horrible things that have befallen us. We found a way to survive against all odds!

Maybe the reason I love these kinds of movies isn’t the devastation in them but our uncompromising will to live and that humanity can come together as one in the face of great tragedy. Maybe it is the way it gives me hope for mankind!

If we are still making movies that can move me like this. Then I have every hope we can all come together and do anything! I just hope that it doesn’t take a devastation to our planet before we can wake up and realize. We are stronger together, we can defeat anything if we are all one! We need to start changing our hearts and our minds today! Not the day after tomorrow…