We refer to God as our Father in heaven, right? So, today when I ask who your Daddy is, I am referring to the one in heaven.
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God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the father of Yeshua the Messiah, and the creator of the Universe and everything (and everyone) in it, told us in the Bible how he wants us to worship him and to treat each other. The only place in the entire Bible where you find these instructions is in the first 5 books, called the Torah- there is no other place where God gives us different laws and commandments.
I ask you, then, if God has told you what he wants you to do, and even confirms these things by promising to bless you when you do as HE says (Deuteronomy 28), where did all these other religions come from?
I mean, if you follow a religion that is not what God said to do, but rather what some human being says to do, then isn’t that human being now your “Daddy”?
If you practice any of these religions, then this is your daddy:
Protestantism/Lutheranism– Martin Luthor is your daddy.
Calvinism– John Calvin is your daddy.
Mormonism– Joseph Smith is your daddy.
Mennonite– Menno Simons is your daddy.
Baptist– you have two Daddy’s- John Smyth and Thomas Helwys
Seventh-Day Adventists– you have no daddy, but you do have a mommy named Ellen G. White
Jehovah’s Witnesses– your daddy is Charles Taze Russell
Roman Catholicism– Supposedly Jesus is your daddy, but when we read the Gospels, he never said to do any of the things that Catholic churches say to do! So, then, if you are a Roman Catholic, or any denomination of Catholicism, who is your daddy, really?
The answer is that Catholics have had many daddy’s- none of whom was Jesus.
Paul was one of the first ones, since many of the letters he wrote to congregations have been used, or should I say mis-used, to create Christian doctrine. The rest of your paternal lineage comes from the different Popes and Christian councils created by men.
For the record, none of Paul’s letters are ever mentioned by Paul, whose real name is Shaul, to be something he heard directly from God. The truth is, when you read those letters with an open mind, i.e., without already knowing what they are supposed to mean, you will see that they are simply managerial directives to the congregations that were having both spiritual and interpersonal relationship problems.
There you have it! I haven’t annotated every different denomination of every different Christian religion because, well- I don’t have enough server space to store all that.
And, just in case anyone is asking why I haven’t included Judaism, I believe that Jews, especially the Orthodox and Chasidic, have any number of daddy’s, all of which are found in the Talmud. What a shame! Even the “purest” religion, the one that is supposed to be based exclusively on what God said in the Torah, has added so many man-made tenets and traditions and ceremonies that we are no better than everyone else.
I hope that I have made my point- if you follow any religion, and I mean ANY religion- then your daddy is not the one in heaven, it is some human daddy who is probably leading you down the wrong path.
God has no religion; men have created religion in order to have power over other men.
So, nu? What are you supposed to do now?
I suggest you start, if you haven’t already done so, by reading the Torah.
Reject the idea (if your religion has told you) that the Torah is only for Jews and try to live within its regulations and commands as best as you can. Remember that when you fail (because we all do) you have Yeshua ha Mashiach as your means of receiving forgiveness.
If you prefer to stay with what you have been used to, that is (of course) your right to choose. I am not telling you what to do, only what to do if you want to obey God.
I have said this often, and I will continue to say it: when you come to the Throne of Judgement (which we will all do) and say to God, “But I was just doing what they told me to do!”, I can’t speak for the Big Guy in the heavens above, but I think he might reply with something to this effect:
“I know you were doing what they told you to do, my child, but it’s what I say that counts.”
In life we can’t choose our Daddy, but when it comes to how we worship God we can, so… choose wisely!
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That’s it for today, so l’hitraot and Baruch HaShem!