Jesus Christ felt free to change the rules laid down by God in the Old Testament. Actually, he did much more than that. Listen as I discuss how Jesus interpreted and used the Bible of his day. And yes, God does change his rules.
Jesus picked and chose what he accepted in the Bible of his day. He definitely did not literally apply every verse as everyone did 2,000 years ago and the way many people still do. If you want to be Christlike, don't you think you should interpret the Bible the way Jesus did?
Jesus was not and is not religious. In fact, just about the only thing Jesus ever got angry about was the behavior of religious people. And what ticked Jesus off the most was when religious people made up non-functional religious rules.
It will shock you when you realize how Jesus interpreted the Bible of his day. He did not interpret it the way the religious crowd of his day did, and he did not interpret the Bible the way that you probably do.
In this episode I give you the ultimate religious challenge: I challenge you to read the gospels constantly asking the question: "What is Jesus' attitude towards the organized religion of his time, and towards the leaders of organized religion he interacted with?" The results will revolutionize your relationship with God.
Here is a New Years resolution for you: KILL GOD! You know, the false god who lives in your head, but who doesn't really exist, and start believing in the God who does exist. And this God is Love.
We spend our lives scurrying around looking in a thousand places for happiness. But we never find happiness until we finally find the one way to be happy that always works.
Everyone on the planet tries to work these three programs to be happy, and it can't possibly work. People end up frustrated, irritated, and unfulfilled in their lives. But there is one program for happiness that works wonders in your life.
St. Francis of Assisi knew that his own unrestrained ego was a thousand times more injurious to him than any other enemy. Do as he did, instead of feeding your ego, try starving it!
God is in love with everyone on the planet. When we criticize others in our thoughts, we are deliberately separating ourselves from God. Really.
If you view God as narrow, inflexible, and big on tradition, do I have a surprise for you. God is none of those things, and it's easily proven.
The Universe is constantly trying to send life to you, but you will push it all away from you until you literally become open-minded. All it will do is - transform your life.
Who are you? You might answer by telling me where you were born, who your parents are, or what your job is. But none of those things describe who you really are. Listen as I talk about the real you. This will surprise you.
There is a complete and perfect explanation why all adversity comes into your life. And you will never guess it in a million years. Listen as I discuss one lady's experience.
Religion has the concept of holiness all wrong. Holiness is not about fastidious rule keeping, it's about something much more important than that.
Most of humanity's religion serves mostly to entrench people's egos and selfishness. But there is another kind of religion, the kind of religion God is backing. Listen as I describe the kind of religion God has in mind. Why religion is boring, the function of religion, transformation, liberation from the ego, attempting to control God, and why Judaism was a big step forward for humankind are all discussed.
It is absolutely impossible to give thanks for everything until you know what I discuss in this episode. Adversity, giving thanks, gratitude, Near Death Experiences, Buddha, Jesus Christ, agreeing with your critics are all discussed.
If you focus on what is wrong, it gets worse. If you focus on what is right, what is wrong will improve. So say Jesus Christ and Buddha. An attitude of gratitude, thankfulness, life, prosperity, and peace are all discussed.
Do you think that God focuses on your faults and weaknesses? That couldn't possibly be true because God wants us to focus on other's strengths, and if He chose to focus on other's weaknesses, we would be more Godly than Him!
We all think we know better than to throw out the baby with the bathwater, but we continue to throw out the baby anyway. Listen as I discuss one of the worst mental mistakes we can make, and what simple understanding can help us tremendously. Judging the charitable way that God judges, transcending but including, American politics, humility, grace, perfectionism, and even Putin are all discussed.
What's the point of being optimistic? It's different than you probably think. Listen as I discuss a much different way of looking at the events of your life. Almost nobody looks at life this way, but if they did, they would enjoy it much more. Fate, Faith, Optimism, Adversity, Buddha, Detachment, Letting Go, Passion, and even Job Interviews are all discussed.
The greatest gift you can ever give is forgiveness. But forgiveness is not a gift you give someone else, it is a gift you give to yourself.
Forever wanting more afflicts almost everyone. The problem is, when you finally get what you want, it fails to satisfy for long, and you want something else. And none of it makes you happy. There is a better way.
I describe a wonderful way to permit emotional healing to take place in your life.