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Making Faith a Formula

April 1, 2012

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I’m thinking about blind faith versus blind guides. Religion versus spirituality.

Faith and Jesus and God get a bad rap from the nonbelievers because of the “formulas” folks out there follow. Because of the judgement believers dish out when you don’t follow the ritual just right. Because of the politics of religious formula. Formulas that date back to the beginning of it all, formulas that get in the way of faith.

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The way I see it, faith is not in the rituals. It is not even about you or the way you practice your faith. It is in the way you live; living life by faith. The religious traditions are never enough, they are beautiful, don’t get me wrong, but they are simply not enough. They are not the path to God.

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The formula, or the rituals of faith, start to override the reason for faith in the first place. God. He is stronger than the traditions. He is the reason for them, people begin to worship the rituals and the formula rather than God.

I think this is where we fail God, society becomes discouraged with faith because of the judgement; judgement because of religious rituals. Judgement because of man’s interpretation of God’s word.

We then try to forge our own path. Taking bits and pieces of Gods word, leaving bits and pieces of our selves behind. Leave God out of the equation and live half full. But it just goes to show man’s weakness. Grace by God is the only way. The only truth. The only light.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Joann permalink
    April 1, 2012 3:54 pm

    You put into words what I have been thinking for sometime!

    • April 1, 2012 5:47 pm

      Yes, it’s kind of hard to vocalize.

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. Jungle Jim permalink
    April 1, 2012 8:06 pm

    Yes, that, & carveing civilization out of the wilderness by raiseing a Totem pole.

  3. April 2, 2012 2:02 am

    Amen! It’s about the relationship. It’s about making God your “Daddy” and knowing what He went through when His will was for Jesus to die for our sins. It’s not about doing the right thing, it’s about being the right person!

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