A Christian with no inner peace of mind? Is that you? Or someone you know? Get help.
Have a look at this January 2011 news article:
Mrs Bull, the Christian hotelier, is quoted as saying about her Christian husband Peter Bull:
“The uncertainty of the future would take Peter down. He doesn’t cope well with stress.”
This is interesting, but not unexpected or surprising. Christians make much of having a ‘relationship’ with God, the peace that goes with it, faith and certainty of God’s help.
These Christians were found guilty of discrimination. The Christian religion causes their discrimination, but seems not to enable Peter to experience inner peace of mind. Doesn’t he know deep in his bones that God loves him? If he did know, wouldn’t he have peace of mind? How can he love others if he does not know he is loved himself? The Bible says: Perfect love casteth out fear – 1 John 4:18.
So, we have religious dogma without love. Nasty eh! And sad.
Disclaimer: In case anyone wonders about my motives for writing this post; I am not gay, or bi and have never even had a fantasy of that nature. My point is aimed at the religiosity of Christians in general.
If you are a Christian without peace of mind – there are many (I have ‘inside’ knowledge because I was once a Christian minister) – and want help, please get in touch.
I provide help with Christian ‘exit counselling‘ (also known as strategic intervention therapy, cult intervention or thought reform consultation). Involvement with Christian activities and Christian churches can cause, and exacerbate, a wide range of emotional, psychological, spiritual and financial problems. In some cases, extremely serious mental health issues can arise. Many Christian cults exist – they can appear to be very benign and harmless. Often the surface impression can appear to be good, and it is only later that you realize that you are in the grip of a Christian cult.
I have in-depth personal experience of how involvement with Christian churches, church-folk and Christian thinking or beliefs can damage your mind, relationships, finances and life in general. To get help, contact me here.
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Note: By Christian cults I do not simply mean Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses or similar – I include many churches in this definition – places where cult type behaviour exists. This Wikipedia article will give you some pointers about how to identify a cult and you will see many similarities with Christian churches, especially the charismatic, Pentecostal, ‘Full Gospel’ varieties.
“In the entire first Christian Century, Jesus is not mentioned by a single Greek or Roman historian, religion scholar, politician, philosopher or poet. His name never occurs in a single inscription, and it is never found in a single piece of private correspondence.” Dr. Bart Ehrman – Professor Of Religious Studies – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.