Who Decides Who’s Religious Belief Is Right?

Updated: Aug 23

Our all knowing God that knows the beginning to the end of everything for knew what his creation would need to be for an experience for all mankind. He knew how many different religions or belief systems would come into existence. He knew how man would evolve. There’s not one thing that happens that surprises him.

We are all raised to believe certain things by the people and environment that we grow up in. As children, we have absolutely no

control over what we are taught to believe by our parents or care givers. As we realize this, how can we decide to judge anyone by their beliefs? Who do “we” judge or condemn for someone’s belief? The person who was raised them to believe a certain way? Weren't they too taught by someone else what to believe?

Is this why God told us to not judge each other? To instead love and encourage and uplift each other. Is it also why we are told in 2 Timothy 2:20 “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.”? If he made some for dishonor would he then blame them for being who he made them to be or for believing as he made them to believe? He alone chooses what family we are born into. He knows beforehand what “religon” that family will be.

Once I began studying the word of God, I realized that the word will mean something totally different to me today than it meant twenty years ago or what it may mean twenty years from now. This is why it is called “The Living Word”.

While other things in the word will always mean the same. The word doesn’t change but we as a humans do. Each day life forces us to change because of our life circumstances and personal experiences. Jesus plainly told us in Matthew 22:37-40 that the two greatest commandments were to love God with all our heart, mind, soul and body and to love one another as ourselves. That if we did this all law was fulfilled. This is unchanging regardless of circumstances.

How might our world be different if that was the only religion that existed? Loving one another, carrying one another’s burdens all while we are also first worshiping and loving our Father in Heaven. Instead of spending our time arguing over who’s “religion” is “God’s Religion “? They are all made by him, everything is made by him as we are told in Colossians 1:16 “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:[17] And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”

We are also told in James 1:27 “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after(A) orphans and widows(B) in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

So does he truly find “any” religion acceptable other than loving him and each other? Remember that God is making us into his own image. ( Genesis 1:27) What is the image of God? We are told In 1 John 4:7 “Beloved, (A)let us love one another, for love is from God, and (B)whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. (C)Anyone who does not love does not know God, because (D)God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that (E)God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, (F)not that we have loved God (G)but that he loved us and sent his Son to be (H)the propitiation for our sins.11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 (I)No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and (J)his love is perfected in us.

What if we truly allowed God to sort it out instead of us? Please know that the Holy Spirit is our teacher. He will lead each of us to the truth. So let's just love God and love people and watch our whole world change.

Just a thought! God bless

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