The Bible could save the world. The Bible could bring peace to the world.
Posted on April 22, 2018 by Olivier Hidalgo
The Bible could could save the world. The Bible could bring peace to the world.
Let’s start by clarifying three things:
I am not talking about religion, nor promoting any religion. In fact Jesus was a Jew, as far as I know He never gave up his religion and never tried to form another religion. I’m not talking about Christianity. I’m talking about the message of Jesus.
The Bible is not the word of God. God is not wrong and the Bible has mistakes. Of course your religious leaders will say that I am wrong, because saying that the Bible is the word of God is how the different Christian religions control and manipulate their followers. That being said the above does not take away the value and power of the message of the Bible to contribute to peace in the world and the improvement of the human being in peace, love and tolerance.
The Bible is inspiration, it is man’s interpretation of what God, who He is and what He wants from us and therefore seek inspiration in it. Being the Bible, an inspiration we should look for in it that … inspiration and guidance, not an interpretation at the letter.
30 And if your right hand causes you to fall, cut it off and throw it away from you; for it is better for you to lose one of your members, and not for your whole body to be thrown into hell.
Questions … Does it really tell us to cut our hand, literally? Does it really say that our body can go to hell … and how about if I die and I am cremated and my ashes end in the sea, how is my body going to go somewhere?
That is, we can not seek to interpret literally … we must look for inspiration.
If you are a Christian, read the Bible from head to toe, compare the Old and New Testaments, compare what the Evangelists say … seek inspiration, seek guidance. Of course it is good to consult our religious leaders, but in the end think for yourself, do not let yourself be manipulated by leaders, seek the guidance of religious leaders and the inspiration of God … and decide based on inspiration from God.
Even more if you are open-minded, you like to learn and seek the truth. I invite you to read other sacred books of other non-Christian religions, before and after Jesus. Compare, see the similarities, the differences … learn that through the history of humanity there have been many religions, many interpretations of God.
Three things that can greatly help the world peace and humanity if you read and above all “put into practice” what is mentioned in the Bible.
Jesus spoke of love, tolerance and forgiveness. It is important to practice these three things in our relationship with other human beings and with ourselves.
Some people say … I forgive, but I do not forget. Well, that is not forgiveness. When you forgive, you must forget. Forgetting means you will not be happy about the evil that happens to the one who caused you harm. Forgetting means that you will be happy about the triumph in that person’s life. Obviously forgetting does not mean that if someone has treated you badly, you will continue to allow you to be treated badly.
The Bible says that “everything” that we ask will be granted, then why not pray for peace, for love and tolerance in the world, instead of beating your chest, condemning others and claiming that the end of the world is coming.
In the Bible we are told about our connection with God, with the Universe, how having faith can move mountains.
Did Jesus talk about really moving mountains?
No. He was talking about moving all those mountains, those prejudices, those false beliefs that prevent us from relating better with humanity and with God. And when I speak of beliefs I do not mean only false religious beliefs, but also false beliefs about life, our prejudices.
How is you day? Do you really follow the message of Jesus daily, from dawn till night, or only when it is convenient to you?
If you read the New Testament you will find that Jesus spent some time meditating in prayer, but most of His time was spent in putting what He preached into practice, and criticizing those who passed praising God, but they did not put religious teachings into practice. In reality He did not criticize the Jewish religion with the intention of creating another religion, he criticized the Jews who passed their time praying but did not practice love and tolerance towards others.
In short, the message of this is … put into practice the messages of Jesus. Be a source of peace, of love, of tolerance, of help to other human beings.
Mind you, I am not telling you to be perfect, nobody is, I am simply telling you to put the message of Jesus into practice in the Bible to create a world with greater peace, love and tolerance.
Blessings and Profound Peace,
NLP Hypnosis Centre.
London, Ontario. Canada.