Finding Spiritual Freedom
Breaking Free of Christianity
As the Christian Church continues to decline, losing membership year after year, the one thing the leaders of the Church struggle with is WHY? Why is this happening? Why is the Church after all these centuries losing membership faster than it is gaining new converts? Why are churches closing their doors?
To those of us who have left the Church the answers are obvious.
But the leaders within the Church, your local pastor, the local elder, the regional bishop or conference president, the archbishop, and of course the General Conference leadership and even the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, do not want to hear it—the truth, that is.
Because they are too invested in clinging to the LIE to see the TRUTH.
Instead of actually listening to us, the Church leadership, it seems, simply cannot hear us; in fact, they really don’t want to hear us. And if they do begin to hear our reasons for leaving they either dismiss our concerns, bully us with more of their ridiculous dogma, or they write us off as hell-bound children of the devil.
Light vs Darkness
Which one of us while attempting to explain why we left the church has not been hit over the head with these verses of Jesus about “light and darkness”? In this passage, Jesus is quoted as saying:
“The eye [a metaphor for our ability to see and understand] is the lamp of the body; so then, if your eye is clear [healthy, sincere, truthful], your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad [evil, deluded, sees only falsehood], your whole body will be full of darkness. So if the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” —Jesus, from Matthew 6:22–23 NIV [amplification supplied]
The irony here is that the Church leadership honestly sees themselves as the purveyors of truth and honesty when it comes to the teachings of GOD via the prophets and who Jesus actually was.
But the exact opposite is true. The Church is the one living a lie in the darkness of paganism and brutality using a lying tome ensconced with a…