A belief system that denies itself.
December 6, 2012 5:59 PM Subscribe
What denomination or affiliation of Christianism am I being gently introduced to?
posted by polymodus to religion & philosophy (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I and my housemates are being invited to weekly casual dinners by a pastor, and the amount of religious content has ramped up.
He says that what he is telling me about isn't a religion (such as Jewish or Buddhist or Catholic), but it is simply the "reality". Also that it's not about rites, rituals or submitting to a church or entity, but about allowing Jesus-God into your spirit. Although I don't agree literally with many things that he said, I noticed two points that I feel have general value and significance—
- Applying the act of eating, and the concept of one being affected by what they eat, to how both my mind and so-called "spirit" also "consume".
- God (Jesus, Lord) is with you in whatever challenges or tasks you face, and allow Him to guide you.
There are other details, such as mentioning in passing when a member experienced/opened themselves to Jesus (a.k.a. religious conversion?), and basic things you can say in prayer to Jesus.
What am I dealing with here?