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One Leader, One Teacher

Do I need to go to church? Should you submit to your pastor and obey him? Pastors and preachers are quick to quote verses in the Bible of how we should submit to their authority. How there are certain 'offices' in the church and you can't just do what you want. However, the true teachings of Jesus will surprise you ...

The 'leaders' in the church like to quote verses like Hebrew 13:17 about the their authority, or 1 Timothy 3:1-13 about the different offices in church and how you can only perform certain tasks if you are 'approved' by the pastor. People in 'real' churches are quick to look down on children of God who go to organic or home churches or people who decide not to attend church at all.

However, if you look at the true Word Of God, the teachings of Jesus Christ, we see a very different picture.

Everything in the Bible is important, but not every verse in the Bible is the 'Word of God'. If you haven't already, read the article …
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Our Calling

We have been called to learn how to change our lives, help others and teach them how to change their lives - so that they in turn can change lives.  This is the ekklēsia of Jesus - His 'gathering', His 'called out', His true (and only) church.

Our calling is not about 'our church' or even the 'Christian Religion'

Jesus did not start a single church (as we see churches today).  Jesus only uses the word 'church' twice (Matthew 16:18 and Matthew 18:17) and in both cases the original word He used was 'ekklēsia'
ek-klay-see'-ah:
a calling out, that is, (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both): - assembly, church. As you can see from the definition above, it can mean a 'church' or it can simply mean 'a calling out' and/or a assembly (people getting together). If we want to know what Jesus meant with 'e…

Jesus and the Law

Did Jesus teach us to follow the Old Testament Law during the Sermon on the Mount?

Matthew 5:17-19 (AMP):
17 “Do not think that I came to do away with or undo the [a]Law [of Moses] or the [writings of the] Prophets; I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For I assure you and most solemnly say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke [of the pen] will pass from the Law until all things [which it foreshadows] are accomplished. 19 So whoever breaks one of the least [important] of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least [important] in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever practices and teaches them, he will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Many Christians believe that the above verses means that we should keep the Old Testament rules and regulations. However, if you read the whole Matthew 5 carefully, you will see that ...

Jesus actually said we should no longer follow the Old Testament Law!
Lets start with ve…

What is wrong with Christianity?

Let me tell you why you're here. You’re here because you know something, what you know you can't explain, but you feel it. There's something wrong with Christianity. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.

You see it when you look at how your church is run - like a business. You see it when you see how false and superficial most churches are. You see it when you can no longer defend the biblical version of creation and ignore scientific proof. You see it when your 'Christian Religion' is failing you when it comes to your physical or mental health. You see it when people of the world somehow have more love and compassion towards people who are different than the hateful, bigot Christians. You see it when you look at a verse in the Bible and think 'Really? Is this really how God wants me to be?'.

Don't loose hope. God is so much bigger than what the Christian Religion is selling you. Sta…

Power of Words and Thoughts

There are a lot of books and teachings on how you can use positive thinking and words to 'create' the life you want – but does it really work? What did Jesus say about the power of words?
Seeing a lone fig tree at the roadside, He went to it and found nothing but leaves on it; and He said to it, “Never again will fruit come from you.”And at once the fig tree withered. When the disciples saw it, they were astonished and asked, “How is it that the fig tree has withered away all at once?” Jesus replied to them, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt or allow yourself to be drawn in two directions, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen. And whatever you ask for in prayer, believing, you will receive.” - Matthew 21:19-22 (AMP) Jesus says that there are power in words (if you believe them). He then goes on to say we should also use this p…

Can a Christian do Tai-Chi?

What is Tai Chi?

When most people think of Tai Chi they think of a group of old people doing slow meditative movements in a park, it has even earned the nick name 'old people sneaking up on tree'.



The history of Tai Chi  (aka Tai Chi Chuan, aka Taijiquan) is centuries old and has roots in traditions that date back at least 3 millennia. The principles on which the art is founded can be found in some of the earliest Chinese writings. Tai chi, as we know it today, initially gained fame in the 18th and 19th centuries as a powerful internal martial art.  In the 20th century, it also became known as a healing exercise.

Why do people today practice Tai Chi?
Health and healing. Tai Chi has many health benefits that will be discussed in the section below.Reduce stress and anxiety.It can be practiced at any age. Unlike most other forms of martial arts where old age starts to become a problem at some stage, Tai Chi can be practiced at any age and has been proven to be beneficial for the el…

Spiritual, but not Religious

Some will say that being spiritual and being religious is the same thing and that you can't be spiritual without being religious. Some people will say that the SBNR movement is confused people who are not sure what to believe, so they pick and choose from other religions what they like. Then there are others that will say Christians that say they are spiritual but not religious are just too lazy to go to church.

To be Spiritual, but not Religious is something that is taught by Jesus
But a time is coming and is already here when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit [from the heart, the inner self] and in truth; for the Father seeks such people to be His worshipers. 24 God is spirit [the Source of life, yet invisible to mankind], and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth - John 4:23-24 (AMP) Jesus was talking to a Samaritan woman at the well. She asked Him where is the correct place to worship (John 4:20-22). The reason she asked this was because in…