A Simple Message
Many of the conditions present in our world today are predicted in the world’s religions and the Bible. Jesus speaks of deceit, betrayal, rampant greed, hatred, wars, famines, disease, and earthquakes dominating world conditions, and even predicted a dramatic rescue just as all life on Earth is in danger of extinction, but never an end to the world.
Whether one believes that these were accurate prophecies, or just lucky guesses fades into irrelevance; when we consider that those conditions exist now, either way, with virtually no hope of turning them around. No matter if you believe a higher power will rescue mankind in its final hour, or that we are on our own, we all must deal with it very soon.
Even those in this world privileged enough to consider their life worthwhile are feeling the pressure. Our rights, our freedoms, and our control over our own affairs are eroding. Our future is bleak, the life-support systems on Earth are in extreme danger. Global corporations with the bottom-line as their only focus are running our world, toward destruction.
Government should be something we do together, not a corporate tool to control us, keep us in a perpetual and profitable state of war and never-ending debt, dictate our life-styles, feed us the corporate dogma, pollute our home world, keep us a slave to oil, control and poison life-giving resources, take our common land, and steal any hope for a bright future.
Religion should be something that serves us not enslaves us, unites the world does not divide it, strengthens us not controls us, and gives hope for all humanity not just a chosen few. How can a religion that holds the Golden Rule as a principle support wars? How can a religion be preaching love practice intolerance? Do unto others before they do unto you is not the edict.
Why does religion, particularly Christianity, ignore Ezekiel’s Wheel, Elijah’s chariots of fire and the great flying vehicle that led the Hebrews on the Exodus? Why do they ignore giants, which are part of every Sunday school class, as well as unicorns, and great creatures like behemoth, dragons, and leviathan? And the church condemns and rejects people who have special powers and condemns all paranormal phenomena as demonic.
Yet, that same power was being used by Jesus, his disciples, and apostles and descriptions of paranormal events in the Bible are most often attributed to the power of God. Could it be for the same reason they are also ignoring other scriptural realities like the awesomeness of humanity and the incredible destiny that awaits all mankind?
Education should be something that imparts truth not theory, freedom of thought not enforcement of the status quo, life’s lessons not corporate loyalty and conformity. Science should not be primarily engaged in destructive pursuits like war and chemicals. It should be solving our problems on Earth not creating them, giving us facts, not more theories.
There are powers in this world which no doubt feel that divided we are ignorant and weak, caught up in our differences and ignoring our common needs. Keeping us safely glued to the tube and information they control or enraged by mythical fears of other cultures. United we stand as a threat to the most important thing on Earth, to some; profit, profit, and more profit.
The human brain is more versatile and complicated than any computer on Earth, it has the ability to instantly reason and react, and controls the most powerful of organic life forms on Earth. Yet, we allow it to be programmed by outside sources without regard to the validity of those sources, or the harmful physical, social, or spiritual effects they may cause.
We are hard-wired to serve and share with others, something our parents teach us, our babies show us, and studies prove. This rat race on a treadmill we are taught to run from birth, has only one goal and only leads to one result; we are taught to get as many possessions as we can before we die, only to leave them behind for others to covet to continue running the race.
We are all, every person ever born, destined for a higher purpose. That purpose is to move humanity forward into a new age of progress, peace, and enlightenment. It is called the 1000-year reign and the happy hunting ground. Our ancient religions predict it, our ancient wisdoms declare it, and our purpose as an intelligent universal race demands it.
And deep down inside most of us know it and all of us want it. We are all one family and not one member of that family will be left behind. This is not some disastrous experiment where most of the humans suffer in life and their only possible fate is to continue suffering for eternity. Such a concept does not come from a fair God or a logical mind.
Scientific studies into near-death experiences are proving that consciousness does not end when we leave this world. Atheists and devoutly religious persons have clinically died, come back to life, and described a place beyond filled with light. None have gone to a fiery cavern with pitchfork-wielding demons, or seen pearly gates guarded by an old guy with a book.
The only definitive explanation of death in the Bible, is given by the writer of the Psalms, who declares that we live 70 or 80 years, and then we fly away. Where we fly is anyone’s guess, but it is somewhere, other than the orthodox concept of Heaven, and certainly not a fiery hell. It is the light portrayed by every ancient wisdom as the source of all life, it is God.