Two thing I have learned on my spiritual journey thus far.
1- it is not fair to take away someone beliefs if they are not ready to give them up.
2- Christianity does not belong to a tradition or a culture, but to each individual who receives Jesus as their Lord.
Leaving the Christian culture for a deeper spiritual walk with Jesus as His Disciple is a hard transition. Not unlike my father, a preachers kid, who traded in his Baptist tradition for the Catholic tradition, I also switched from Catholic to Non-denominational Protestantism at age twenty-five.
Now at fifty-five, I find this process of laying down all my beliefs to be a tough and lengthy one. Like me, may others are emerging from their traditions for the purpose of human evolution. We carry forward only the seeds of a few beliefs in our search for a new worldview. Our goal is simple, we want a better way, a greater understanding of what is true and a sustainable life for the soon to be population of eight billion humans.
Because I was raised Catholic and the fact my earthly dad is still alive, I can truly say there has never been a day in my life that I have not known the love and presence of my Father in Heaven.
Modeling God to their children is one of the attributes passed on to me by my dad the preacher’s kid. I benefit from a lifetime that observed what mistakes to avoid. The insight to know when to leave behind traditions that go stale is one of those blessings. Jesus also tries to pass this blessing on to humanity.
God loves all His children equally and as a devoted disciple of Jesus I want to love like my Father. Jesus asked questions like, who do you say I am? Who is your mother? Who is your brother and sister? If there was one concept that Jesus communicated, it was that humanity is a family and that we need to love each other in the revelation of that truth.
This is where culture and beliefs play a role in determining who and how we love. God our Father sent Jesus to re-establish the fact that each individual in humanity is a child of God. Jesus in the office of Christ legally removed every obstacle that separates us from God and therefore human consciousness can at all times be aware of the Presence of God our Father.
God desires a kingdom representative of every tribe tongue and nation on earth. Religious cultures however, are designed to exclude in order to purify and prepare a sub-group of human culture. God on the other hand pours his rain and sunshine on all of humanity with the goal of saving all leaving no one behind.
Disciples of Jesus have been authorized to go everywhere in the world and convinced any person that God loves them unconditionally. It is understandable that people have been blinded to the truth of God’s love. The world system reinforces the idea that some are favored over others. Survival of the fittest has been the mantra in humanity since the reformation.
The thought that all humans are equal and joint heirs of Gods love is the foundation of this emerging reformation today. Many like myself are shedding the paradigms of our birth cultures to embrace the emerging shift. There is another way to live. There is a higher truth that includes all. There is also a cooperative process that will produce life on the planet for all.
Our journey is simply a quest for a better understanding of the way, the truth and the life we live.