… that is exactly what I want to be separated from.. church, state, and any other man-made piece of BS institution.
If looking at the whole bible as a book written to reveal Christ to us, which I feel is the essence of Christianity, then I feel Christians should dig deep and reconsider the relationship they have with the church institution and also with the “state”, or what we call government.
In many passages throughout scripture, and one in particular in the “Sermon on the Mount”, Jesus gave instructions to his followers not to swear oaths, not to judge and not to resist. However, when you look at our institutions of church and state today, the government of each institution actually demands oaths of allegiance, and judges its people. The government of the state and the church also use violence to impose its laws, and maintains its citizens in a form of economic slavery by forcefully taxing their labor or forcing a “tithe”. A voluntary tax? Hahahaha.. try not paying them, see what happens.
So I am going to come out and say it. The church institution and the state institution of government are both an “unchristian” or an un-biblical institution.
Let us step back and close our eyes and pretend a minute… if Christians actually acted as Jesus taught them to act by governing their social interactions through love and forgiveness, then there would be no need for a state government institution, or even a church institution. People would help one another and willingly share all of life’s basic needs and necessities. The main principle of society would be love (or Christ), not a fictional so-called “justice” enforced by a threatening government state.
So, open your eyes. Is this type of life too good to be true? I do not think so. I feel the government, as well as the institution of church are incompatible visions for our so-called “society”.
I cannot see how a person can be both an honest follower of Christ, and at the same time recognize the legitimacy of our man-made institutions. I think the government and the church institution both directly violate Jesus’ clear advice.
What are your thoughts?
My thoughts are yes… I think so, and if Jesus’ recommendations were put to actual practice, then the government and the church institution would become obsolete and fade away.
For the last couple of years I have written a bunch of posts about the church institution. As of now you know I am not a fan. I know when people read these posts they think I am coming down on them personally. I am not and never will. I love the people. I just hope that these posts bring about good discussion and thinking. It is all about Love, right?
My criticisms of both government and church institutions typically fall on deaf ears. I get censored from a plethora of Christians and get called many names (heathen, asshole, ect). It is sad really. I think many Christians have fallen in love with the institution of Christ called church and not Christ the Church himself… and they do all they can to fight for the institution. Because if they were fighting for Christ the name calling would stop.