So newly inaugurated Alabama Governor Robert Bentley told a church crowd that those who have not accepted Jesus as their savior are not his brothers and sisters. Once again this demonstrates the intolerance of many proclaiming themselves as fundamentalists, and how they miss the mark they claim to aspire to. And how dangerous it is to let these people govern…
It is the perfect example of my comments in yesterday’s post about people who worship creeds, doctrines, and dogma, but don’t actually live the principles they are forever braying to the world.
They view God as a cosmic Santa Claus, who’s making a list and checking it twice, gonna’ find out who’s naughty and nice. And they see faith as a cosmic frequent flyer program. They’re forever attacking people of other faiths, figuring they’ll accumulate enough points to win the award ticket to the afterlife.
Want to know real Truth?
Let your limited conceptions, prejudices, and judgments that you are so tenaciously clinging to fall away from you. Stop looking at your own religion as superior to all the others. Instead, endeavor to learn the real lessons of love it teaches and strive live by them.
Release the belief that the Savior you worship is the only one, and that the Savior someone else worships is an impostor. If you really want to walk the path of holiness, you realize that every holy person is a savior.