Something wonderful happened to me in Seminary School. I had to research the Bible intensely and the more I dug down deep, the more I discovered that the preachers of Protestantism were preaching the Gospel of Paul and NOT Jesus Christ! They were attaching their own emotional agendas to the Word and lying to their constituents. Of course, in their own minds they weren’t ‘lying’ but being moved in the spirit. What they were truly doing was being moved by their egos to gain the attention, approval and favor of their ‘flocks’!
The ego ALWAYS has a stake in the ‘game’,so to speak; whereas in the truthfulness of spirit there is no stake in the game. It is truth being channeled by Divine love from your spirit into the omniverse. When you interrupt the flow of that spirit by attaching the ego’s agenda, you are, in effect, making your own ‘gospel’ of how things are or should be.
The Dispensationalists were famous for this because they followed the writings of John Nelson Darby (1800–82). His writings focused on the eschatological account of the Book of Revelation as coming sometime in the future. He had NO basis in fact for this, yet many Protestant sects of Christianity fall for this B.S. (along with the Rapture) hook, line and sinker! They preach more from the Gospel of Paul then the Gospel of Jesus (Yeshua).
There are many contradictions betweenwhat Yeshua said and what Paul said, yet those who have followed what Paul said have caused more division and separation between people than any other religion. Don’t you think that if Jesus is the central figure of Christianity that you would follow more of what he said than one of his followers? Especially one who persecuted and KILLED Christians! There is no solid evidence of Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus, yet many swallow that story hook, line and sinker. Why? Because Paul knew how to convince people of his veracity by his passionate speech.
Stop proselytizing yourself and others to see the way you ‘believe’ things are and allow the Spirit of God to reveal things AS they are. No human being has the entire picture and if they claim to, then that means that they, in actuality, don’t know enough to realize that such a claim is a fool’s fancy. The ego always wants to corner the market on the truth whereas the Spirit of God doesn’t have to; it is the TRUTH! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)