Finding God in religion can be hard

Finding God in religion can be hard. Really hard.

Just imagine each of the doors being an entry to one religion. Let’s say Christianity. Open that door, and there’s another set of doors where each door is a denomination. Then you see a third set of doors, where each of them is a conference. That’s followed by yet another set of doors, where each is an individual church.

You think the door opening is over. But probably not. …

What is religion?

What is religion? What do you think?

What is religion? The truth is, you don’t even have to agree with me on what I say religion is when I use the word. You just need to understand what I mean. Then, you’re free to agree or disagree with what I write about the possibilities of finding God with or without religion.

Can a perfect Jesus teach us how to pray about temptation?

Can a perfect Jesus teach us how to pray about temptation?

By the time we’re done, I hope to show that we really can rely on what Jesus taught and showed by example to learn how to pray about temptation. Prayer is our weapon against temptation. So it’s in our best interest to learn how to use it. And the best way to do that, if you’re like me, is to understand some of the hows and whys about it.

Is the Holy Spirit the Spirit of the Father or Spirit of the Son

Is the Holy Spirit the Spirit of the Father or the Spirit of the Son

Who is the Holy Spirit? Is He the Spirit of the Father? Or maybe the Spirit of the Son? Does it matter? And is it “who” or “what”? So many questions! And it’s tempting to just ignore them. Or assume they don’t really matter – just call it/him the Spirit of God. And yet, the Holy Spirit is one of the three “persons” of God. And so, it is important to know what we can about Him.

Was casting lots really used to determine God's will?

Was casting lots really used to determine God’s will?

Seriously, casting lots, usually pebbles or stones, isn’t the first thing most of us today think of as a way to talk with God. And yet, we read about it in the Bible. More than two dozen times. We’ll look at seven of them. Four in the Old Testament and three in the New Testament. For example, you may remember, Jesus’ clothes were divided up after His death on the cross. That was done by casting lots.

All dogs go to Heaven, don't they?

All dogs go to Heaven, don’t they?

Today was a sad day – and yet it may also be a good day. Depends on how one answers that question of All dogs go to Heaven, don’t they? To me – it’s yes. I feel in my heart that it has to be yes. Tonight, I’ll be doing some research to see if anything supports my faith that my friends will be waiting for me in Heaven.

Does church service make you feel forgiven?

Does church service make you feel forgiven?

Does church service make you feel forgiven? As Christians, we should feel forgiven. It won’t always happen. We’re human. We have ups and downs. But we should feel forgiven more often than not. If not, maybe we need to ask the Holy Spirit for comfort, guidance, strength – whatever is missing in our lives that’s preventing us from having that life to the full Jesus promised us.

This then is how you should not pray

This then is how you should not pray…

This then is how you should not pray. You may or may not recognize those words. If you do, then you know it should be this then is how you should pray. But you’re much more likely to remember what comes after them. It’s The Lord’s Prayer. Or maybe you know it by the Our Father. Depends on what denomination you are. Or what you’ve heard. But I’m curious, how many of us know the part that comes before the words so many of us know? In any case, before we talk about should, let’s look into should not. It’s interesting.

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