Religion! What a foul awareness it creates in the minds of more, and more, people every day. Including this Padre, who said goodbye to organized religion a very long time ago. But not to the allegiance of Almighty God to His creation you and me. Intricate truths abound!
The organized church must be seen as a business proposition if one wants to understand its uselessness. They twist scriptural assertions to meet their business interest. This Padre spends a considerable amount of time studying their shenanigans. And indeed, they are maters of deception. Unfortunately, because of their deception many are going to find themselves in a place that they will regret.
So, what you’re about to read is a tale about life after death. It should not be considered fictional, and therefore, irrelevant! Because it’s a religious perspective. Rather it should be considered an act of mercy. Granted to us by a merciful God, who wanted to give us a preview of what to expect after one dies.
There was certain rich man, who was clothed in fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day. But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus full of sores, who was laid at his gate. Desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, the dogs came and licked his sores.
So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. (Bosom meaning the chest area where secrets are kept).
The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
Then he cried and said, “Father Abraham have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame.” (cp. Luke 16:19-24).
Concluding with verse 26, And beside all this, between us, and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.
One thing we can all agree upon. Death is inevitable. It’s just a matter of when, so in the interim period, we do the best that we can to elude death. But in the end, if we are fortunate, the aging process finally wins. And, the soul is ushered to Hades. There its a matter on what side of that great gulf one finds oneself. It to is all about an interim period. Because there is a concluding event for all of humanity. It’s referenced, as the Great White Thorn Judgement. (cp. Revelation 20:11-15).
Want to be sure that all will be okay for you? Apply, Romans 10:9-10.
This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of secular Americans, as organized groups within our American society. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.
Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interest available to be discussed. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.
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