What Do You Do When Jesus Isn't Enough
By Greg Vanden Berge
It's obvious that Christianity, the Holy Bible, Jesus, Jehovah and even
other religions don't have all the answers. Christians have been
listening to their leaders tell them for years, that all they need to do
is pray, worship, read the Bible and even use faith, to solve problems.
What does this really mean?
Someone's mother gets hit by a drunk driver and is paralyzed, for the rest of their life. A small child, dies at birth or even world starvation can lead us to doubt the intelligence and compassion, of God.
It's absurd to listen to someone tell you that they have all the answers or that you can find them, in a book somewhere. What's even more amazing than this are the ridiculous claims (from the Bible) that cannot be validated, by religious and even government leaders.
One of the biggest copouts in the whole wide world is that only God knows why something happened. One person dies from cancer, another from AIDS and another gets shot, while worshiping, but does anyone know why.
God does, but which God and where does he live and why won't he help.
Don't worry, because Jesus will provide you with everything you need, even though the things you need right now, aren't here. But, why won't Christians ask why, why aren't the things I need here, today.
You prayed for weeks and you’ve been worshiping for years, but the pain just isn't going away. Your prayers aren't being answered and by the time you actually start to realize that your prayers aren't being answered, you're 55 years old.
Maybe you're 75 years old, when you finally start to examine some of the events in your life that just didn't make any sense. All you needed to do was pray, worship and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and everything would just work out… but it didn't.
The company that you had spent your entire life working for has just declared bankruptcy. You've just lost your job, because another country, filled with nonbelievers and atheists can make the same products, cheaper.
Starting to sound familiar, maybe this is something you just recently watched on the news or it's happening right now, to someone you love and care about.
The Bible taught you to be meek and help others, but now it's you who needs the help, but there isn't anyone there.
You've been hollering and screaming, praying and worshiping, but what do you really do when God isn't answering.
You've been through some tough economic times and you're tired. You don't have the will to push forward and there isn't anyone else, who's willing to hire someone your age or retrain them.
You've been reading the Bible, your entire life, but some of these Bible verses aren't realistic. You know plenty of people who aren't nice, never help anyone and still seem to prosper.
By now, you realize that life isn't fair and weaker people get taken advantage of, by stronger ones. You can even see this within your own Christian organization.
What does it mean to be meek and what kingdom are you going to inherit, anyway? Quit telling me what I'm going to inherit and start showing me.
Matthew 5:5 (American Standard Version) Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
The word meek means to show submissiveness and lack initiative.
The Bible tells you that you will inherit the earth, but what does that really mean?
If I was to literally interpret this Bible verse, it would clearly be defined like this.
The individuals who are submissive and lack initiative will inherit the earth.
According to Jesus, if you obey the rules, no matter how confusing they are and you avoid all initiative and action, you will inherit something that you already have.
Wouldn't it sound better, if it said that the meek shall inherit the Kingdom of Heaven, but rich, mean, cruel and murdering people won't?
At least you could say, take that, you rich jerk, but you really can't, because there's other Bible verses that make heroes out of wealthy people.
Confusing… you bet, but there are excuses… and Christian leaders have plenty of them.
I can't imagine anyone striving to be meek and inheriting something that they already have access to.
There's only one way to Heaven and that's through Jesus. Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Jews and every other religion or spiritual practice, won't get to go. Jesus holds the keys to the kingdom and millions of Christians, know this to be true, but don't have any proof or evidence to support their statements.
You need evidence to support your claims, any claims.
There isn't any proof that Christians will have eternal life or even a better life than nonbelievers. This is a fact, not a belief and it will remain a fact, until someone can provide us with enough satisfactory scientific evidence, to change it.
Not all good and faithful followers of Jesus are rewarded with compassion, intelligence or wealth. Just because the Bible says something, doesn't necessarily mean that it's going to apply to you or anyone else, whether you are or are not a Christian.
I know Christians are afraid to admit the truth, because it's nice to have someone like God looking out for you. However, if God really isn't there and he isn't ever going to come out of his closet and show himself, then why believe?
There comes a point in our life, when we have to admit, that Jesus or God really isn't doing their job. You can't ask for anything and then receive it, otherwise everyone would be doing it.
Why would anyone choose to believe in something that can't even fulfill some of their promises?
The meek shall inherit the earth, you've got to be kidding me, only the strong and intelligent, control the earth. There's more evidence to support this claim, than the biblical one.
True or false, realistically, all you need to do is look around and see who's in control.
Look at it this way, if your already having problems in your life and Christianity isn't providing you with any relief, what do you really have to lose… nothing, but you could have everything to gain.
This book is going to take you on a journey that could change your life and possibly change the life of your descendents. However, it will require a little effort from you.
You're going to need to read the book.