Real Eyes Realize Real Lies
“The rules are simple: they lie to us, we know they’re lying, they know we know they’re lying, but they keep lying to us, and we keep pretending to believe them. — Elena Gorokhova
“The Bible has noble poetry in it… and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies.” — Mark Twain
I have always loved a good quote. Two of my favorite quotes I just mentioned. For years I seemed to have lived the quote by Elena Gorokhova. I sensed, in my mind and heart, I was probably being lied to by the ‘pastors’ of the different churches I attended over the years. They kept lying (although I do assume most believed their own lies) and I kept listening and stating understanding (have you ever done that?). I always had this small voice in the back of my head telling me that I wasn’t getting the ‘real’ truth, or you might say I wasn’t getting full disclosure.
Growing up very strict Baptist I was well indoctrinated, some might say programmed in several different forms of the Baptist religion. Over the years I bounced around to different Christian churches that had very different doctrinal beliefs. I could generally get along with most of the parishioners and pastors but I just got tired of pretending to ‘completely’ believe what was being taught and preached as truth. It seems ‘my eyes’ were ‘realizing’ that ‘real lies’ were being promoted, however, I didn’t completely comprehend the extent of the deception until I stumbled across some very interesting videos. Of course, now I fully believe I came across those videos because I was seeking ‘truth’ -I was led to truth by our Father.
I now have an improved appreciate of Mark Twain’s statement “The Bible has noble poetry in it… and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies.” Though I have a much better understanding of the bible, since being part of an educational learning group, there’s something more; it’s like contentment, knowing what I’m seeing and hearing is truth – and truth promotes inner peace. While the world around us is in chaos and prophecy being fulfilled before our very eyes, those of us who are ‘truth seekers’, and are able to let go of the shards of past religious beliefs, are at peace. We know the Father and His plan. We know He is coming for us – very soon.
The purpose of this brief essay is to elicit ‘your story’ on how you came to the truth, or, maybe I should say “when did you obtain the real eyes to realize real lies?” Don’t be bashful.
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