what is your thoughts as me and my spiritual journey i cant stress that Christianity cant be the first or real. based upon Egyptian knowledge if you understand what im saying whats you throes or thought upon this.,.
please don’t criticism about what you think or know what is the truth is. just give your honest spiritual enlightenment ideas and journeys that you have experienced..don’t bring religion into this.
How can someone not bring religion into this when religion is what this question is all about? It’s impossible to separate religion from spirituality.
Yes, based on that “Egyptian knowledge” I understand what you mean, having been an Agnostic for many years. My spiritual journey brought me back around to face the exclusive claim of Christianity (1). It was not about having something to live for, the fear of hell or death, etc. that lead me down this path. I was looking for enlightenment, to truly understand the core tenets of Christianity, not it’s various religious and denominational beliefs.
If there was a God, I wanted to find Him or the way to come to Him. It was during this time that the living God touched my heart and forever changed my life. It was not something that I was consciously trying to bring about, but rather a happening, an experience. I had a heartfelt conviction of the sin in my life and felt the need to seek repentance. My life had changed from that point on, in ways that were amazing and sometimes are hard to describe. One of the things that surprised me was the revelation that He was there, with and for me, even before I believed through this experience.
One would think that this experience alone would be enough, to know there is a God and that I was “saved” because of Jesus Christ. It was just the beginning of the greatest spiritual experiences of my life. A little faith in the possibility has led to a complete trust (faith) in the living God. It’s been over 25 years now, yet everyday it is renewed, becomes more complete as I love and rest in Him. Things I had dismissed before… like healings and answered prayer… I have seen. I know now that it is not the following of static rules and religion… it is having an active, dynamic and loving relationship with the living God. I now know that love, for God and for other people, is why we exist and the reason for our being.
Things I once put faith in… evolution, science, self, etc. became partial pieces of the whole. More importantly, that missing something that I had felt which drove my spiritual journeys had disappeared, it had finally ended. The void in my life was filled by what I have come to know as the only thing that will fill it… the presence of God in my life… His Holy Spirit. He has made me whole and complete.
People experience this being “born again” in many different way and because of many different things. The thing is… love is by it’s nature an act of our own free will. It has to be given, not commanded or demanded… that would only be obedience. God loves us all, that is why He sent Jesus to establish a new covenant with mankind. That is why He is the only and exclusive way God has provided for us. Repentance itself is an act of our love. Forgiveness is an act of His, by which our relationship is restored with Him. This is the central tenet, what Christianity is really all about.