Updated 16 September 2023

We are one human race made up of billions of INDIVIDUALS. We each have unique thoughts, so having different detail beliefs about God is expected.

If we think rationally about one another’s cultural inheritance and respect that we each have unique life experiences. We question the “only Christians make it to Heaven” as possibly self-centered irrational thinking.

The Christian foundation: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”  John 3:16-18 NIV

What did John mean by his words. Literally he says that we will not enter Heaven unless we believe that Jesus Christ is our Savior. But is that what Christ exactly meant by HIS Words?

John and others were charged by Jesus to spread the Word about what they had learned from Him. They wrote from their OWN perspectives with HELP from the Spirit. John was NOT a robot controlled by the Holy Spirit but had his own free spirited WILL in the mix. 

God never said that He would control us. He always says that He will help us. We just have to properly listen. That part is difficult until we can admit that we need help.

John’s writings reflect his pain along with his love. Jesus’s teachings do not reflect pain, only love. Yet we know Jesus endured great pain. And not just on the cross.

It’s interesting that Jesus didn’t physically write any of the words in the Bible, yet His Words are recorded for us. I think the lesson there is that the Holy Spirit is real.

Scripture helps us experience God’s Spirit when we’re genuinely searching for Him.

The Holy Spirit helped Scripture’s writers to record God’s messaging. The Holy Spirit helps all of us when we’re properly listening. But we all have our own free will spirit in the mix. To listen properly, we need to quiet OUR spirit. 

Sometimes, God does that for us… as our Holy Father.

Some of my friends have terrible experiences with Christians and see the religion as bogus and flawed. That’s because it is flawed. It will always be flawed. But it’s not bogus. It’s just that “man” is intimately and physically involved with relaying God’s messaging. The Spirit inspires us but does NOT control us. So we flounder. It is simply in our nature to make mistakes. We’re not as smart as God. Not even close. It’s irrational to think that ANY man or woman even approaches God’s intellect. But when we properly “listen”, we can “hear” and “see” God’s intelligence in the relaying human and natural world mix.

But it’s important to know and understand that NONE of us humans remotely approach God’s perfection.

God’s Spirit is all around us and He always shows Love for us! ❤️ 

Jesus Christ is everyone’s figurative door to Heaven…

“… No one comes to the Father except through me.” see John 14:6 

Those words spoken by Jesus tell us that we will only make it to the Holy Father in Heaven by following His teachings. I think that John took that message from Jesus literally. Jesus purposely did not teach literally.

Jesus’s parables teach us to LOVE!

Jesus gave us an example to follow. We aren’t expected to walk on water, but we are expected to help others if say, we are capable and they are drowning in need of being rescued. We’re also expected to love creation, which is a reflection of God. 

The universe is God’s work! We are God’s work.

Being a good “Christian” means accepting others’ beliefs when they too love God (Nature), love others and love themselves. Jesus does not teach us to divide ourselves from one another. We do that on our own.

Many think that their particular belief in God or their belief that there is no God, is the only correct thinking. That’s not what Jesus taught. That’s what man teaches. Jesus taught us to love and respect each other, Jesus did not teach us to divide and conquer in the name of our own personal religious doctrine. 

God didn’t create us to be a god to rule over others. He created us in the image he wanted with the capacity to love and help others, even the sparrow. Or, especially the sparrow.

Maybe we’re misreading John’s personal words. Maybe we should interpret John’s personal words in context of Christ’s words and the parables Christ taught with. Maybe this is just my own delusional thinking.

None of us own the rights to LOVE. None of us mortal humans own the right to tell others what and how to think and believe. God wants us to love and care for each other. God does not want us to have ANYONE but Him as our Devine and spiritual leader. Especially a commonologist like myself. I’m just an ordinary wacky doodle man.

God takes different forms in different cultures but the feeling we each get from a Devine relationship is the same if it’s love and healing based.

John was a disciple of Jesus. But John was just a man… a fully human man. John’s personal writings are John’s personal writings. Not God’s words. Read John’s quotes of Jesus and listen intently to those words.

By Ed Caldwell

Except for some unavoidable honey-dos, I pretty much goof off for a living now. My last career job was designing internet operating circuit boards along with a distinguished team of engineers, managers and support personnel. Prior to that I was an electronics technician evolving into circuit board design in the defense industry working with tactical missile systems. My first career job was a professional artist. During my younger years I worked many odd jobs beginning at age nine with a newspaper delivery route.


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