I’m going to begin a series detailing many specific ‘scriptures’ that will expose the hate and condemnation ever present in the Bible. I grew up in the Christian faith and experienced firsthand that Christianity is synonymous with condemnation of all others outside of that faith. I began to realize this belief is very sick, and is in total contradiction to unconditional love and forgiveness. 

I cannot believe how many people love to say they are Christians, and that Christianity does not condemn. They apparently have never really read the Bible or even just the New Testament at least, and have no idea the religious hate they are aligning themselves with. As I’ve written before, this would be like living in Alabama and deciding to join the Ku Klux Klan for social acceptance, but claiming you don’t believe their charter contains racism. Yes, that IS absolutely an ‘apples to apples comparison’.

If you believe in unconditional love and forgiveness, you cannot believe in the Bible’s repeated teachings of eternal condemnation in a lake of fire for all who believe in God differently than you. That is hypocrisy to the ultimate degree. 

You can’t even tell me what color eyes God has, and of course neither can those of different faiths. If God comes ‘back’ someday, and for the sake of argument, let’s just assume you happen to have believed or ‘guessed’ more correctly about ‘him’ (or ‘her’ because you can’t even say God is for sure a male, after all male and female are created in God’s image right?) it only stands to reason with a ‘God of Love’, that forgiveness would be automatic for all who made their best guess and stand to be corrected. But nooooo!

Christianity has as it’s fundamental cornerstone that EVERYONE ELSE is condemned. You don’t believe me? You say you are a follower of Jesus’ teachings, and he never said such a thing? Well guess what? You couldn’t be more wrong…You clearly have never read the Bible. So let me assist you with that shortfall here. It is one of the biggest lies Christians tell, that Jesus condemned anyone…never spoke of all those who don’t believe only in him being condemned for eternity, as you will see below.

You cannot redefine Christianity and use your own ‘revisionist history’ claiming it is only loving and doesn’t condemn everyone else to Hell. If you are maintaining that about Christianity, you are lying to yourself and all around you. And we can’t make progress spiritually as a human race until we face the truth about the man-made hate and lies in the main 3 religions – most specifically Christianity as it is the most prevalent one in the United States. 

So get ready for an eye opening education here about the condemnation of Christianity, starting with those specific words from Jesus himself in John 3:18 just after the famous passage of John 3:16 where he says ‘whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life’. That in itself is already clearly and absolutely saying those who don’t believe in him are going to be damned, but Jesus gets more specific with his specific words of condemnation in verses 17 and 18:
“For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved…He that believeth on him is not condemned, but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the only begotten Son of God”

(The semantics used in this ‘scripture’ seek to minimize and downplay the condemnation where it says “God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved”. That is laughable, because the entire context of this ‘scripture’ is that Jesus is making it clear God condemns all others if they don’t believe only in him. Christians love to use such semantics also and claim that the ‘unbeliever’ is ‘responsible’ for his condemnation, not God or Jesus. Of course, don’t forget this is also the way a lot of Muslims believe, and use similar semantics to justify their belief that all others are infidels and bring it on themselves.)

Now, how many of you believe that Jesus came to bring peace? How many of you go around saying Jesus never taught anything but peace, love and forgiveness? Again, you apparently have not read the Bible and Jesus’ proud statements to the contrary. Take a look at this passage from Matthew chapter 10, beginning at verse 34:

“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth. I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter and law against her mother in law (C’mon Jesus, it’s not like we need a miracle from you to cause that last one…you know what I mean?) 

In case you think that was just an odd variance in the Gospels, check out Luke chapter 12, beginning at verse 51:

“Suppose ye that I come to give peace on earth? I tell you Nay, but rather division” (and it goes on as Jesus proudly details the extreme division he seeks to bring) This kind of hypocrisy goes on and on in the ‘scriptures’ of the Bible. Many Christians seek to ignore these ‘scriptures’, and pretend that their belief has no foundation in condemnation. The truth is, Christianity is entirely built on condemnation of all other beliefs, no different than Islam and the teachings of the Koran. 

Eventually if one is honest and wants to learn about real truth…true spirituality, one finally has to admit the Bible is full of man-made lies, hypocrisy and hate…That the same is true for the Koran. Only then will you be able to find real ‘salvation’. Salvation is only found in total forgiveness and unconditional love, in which condemnation cannot exist in ANY form whatsoever, no matter what ‘semantics’ one tries to use to justify it.

Connie Bryan

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About Connie Bryan

Writer, comedian and musician, currently residing in Sacramento, CA. Former talk radio personality from Central Florida. Currently doing stand-up comedy and producing/hosting a local TV comedy/variety show on Access Sacramento Channel 17. Please see demo material on my website at www.conniebryan.com.

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