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Is there only One Way?

December 26, 2021

Down through the Ages we have seen the outworking of a Spiritual Conflict between Grace and Religious Laws or Duties.

In the Garden of Eden God told Adam and Eve not to eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.

The Tree of Knowledge can be seen as a Metaphor for Religious Laws.

Most Religions claim that they have the Best Way to enlightenment by following their Set of Strict Rigorous Rules, which require much Self Discipline.

However, the Apostle Paul in Galatians 2:16 expresses the idea that Salvation comes through Grace, through One Person, and refutes the concept of the observance of meditation rituals as the pathway.

“But we know that God accepts only those who have faith in Jesus Christ. No one can please God by simply obeying the Law”

So, we have One Way through One Mediator Jesus Christ, and as a result disciplined adherence to repetitive rituals with Candles, Incense and Beads does not impress God.

Paul could not have made this any clearer, yet even many Christians seem to be unaware of the simplicity of the Gospel.

The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil seems to have an irresistible attraction to many religious people.

All a Spiritual Leader has to do is create a set of Strict New Rules, and announce that those who follow them with utmost diligence are guaranteed to achieve Nirvana, or a prestigious place in the afterlife, and people will desire this Tree of Knowledge incessantly.

Paul continues to upset the PC Devotees, “So we put our Faith in Jesus Christ, and God accepted us because of our Faith.”

Someone said, “It can’t be as easy as that, I Pray 6 times a day with all my beads, and I light Candles and Incense each time, but even then I still feel like I’ve missed the mark.”

Paul explains this, “When we religious people started looking for a way to please God, we discovered that we are Sinners too.”

In other words, no matter how many religious practices Paul was involved with and practiced, it couldn’t remove his Sin Consciousness. It just gave him a heightened awareness of his own faults, and of the knowledge of good and evil.

The KJV Galatians 2:26 illustrates this clearly, “Knowing that a Man is not justified by the Works of the Law, but by Faith in Jesus Christ”

Paul emphasises that we should know that Rituals and Disciplines do not justify anyone.

Why do people reject the Grace of Jesus, and focus on trying to earn their way to Heaven by accruing points on their Religious Score Card?

Our Egos want to remain in control, “I did it my way” is the anthem of those who cannot accept Grace.

“I want to Save myself, I don’t want God to Save me.”

KJV continues, “Even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by Faith in Christ, and not by the Works of the Law, for by the Works of the Law no Flesh will be justified“

Many people end up learning this the hard way, by falling back into the same depression or anxiety or addictions, despite years of rigorous and extended meditation exercises or similar.

Only then do we realise that our Egos can never be satisfied, and that our Inner Critic is still pointing out our faults regardless of which spiritual exercise we adhere to.

Your Ego can never feel justified and at peace with yourself and God and everyone else, no matter how self disciplined you are with your daily meditation routine.

The only Way to deal with your Ego is to yield your Heart to the Grace of Jesus Christ, then He will fill you with the Peace, Love and Joy that you are looking for.

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Craig Holme 2021/2022/2023/2034/2025

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