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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tell it to SunStar: The Bible and organized religion

THE Bible should be given importance by all Christians. It should not be entrusted to organized religion alone. It is an important book that is used to control our lives, actions and thoughts.

We should segregate the words of the Bible to determine which stories and teachings may control us. And which stories are to be considered trivial.

It is wrong for religions to brainwash people that we are sinners and cannot avoid sin. God created us perfect, with brain, heart and limbs that can be used to reject temptation. There are perfect people in the Bible who chose not to sin.

That’s why Jesus said, “Turn away from your sins and do not sin again.” Jesus did not take away the sins of the world. You can only take away sins if you stop sinning.

If Jesus took away the sins of the world, there would be no need for him to preach, “Be perfect just like my father in heaven is perfect.”

Jesus does not even believe in organized religion. In Matthew 6:5-6, he said to the effect that they are all hypocrites.--Chito E. Germino of Paknaan, Mandaue City
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