"Gnats and Camels"

Religious people are truly amazing and predictable as the sunrise!! Please remember that there is a vast difference between religious and spiritual, religiosity and Christianity! Religion is based on an ever evolving set of rules in a proverbial unseen book that changes with each generation, always against the popular culture of the day. The super religious always seem to be mad at some kind of sin but they usual holler so loud you really have no idea what they are mad at this week!! Christianity is based on a book called the "Word of God", it never changes because it was written in heaven then manifested in time to men that put it in words by the prompting of the Holy Ghost. Christ is the center of Christianity, willingly gave His life on a cross and walked out of the tomb three days later under His own power. The things people do to be religious rather than Christian are astounding. In Matthew 23 Jesus breaks it down so we can get a grasp on the difference. "For they (Hypocrites and Pharisees) bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers." (‭Matthew‬ ‭23‬:‭4‬ KJV). The leaders of the religious are constantly adding more rules to the list that one must abide by to be called good. Jesus condenses the whole concept to one statement, "Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel." (‭Matthew‬ ‭23‬:‭24‬ KJV). The religious hypocrite will swallow a camel of religion with ease but choke of a gnat of truth. Hypocrisy is rampant at the "House of God" because human nature is religious and deceptive to the point of deceiving ones self. Seriously, you really think people don't know the real you, the foolish games you play are not secrets. Your fig leaves have long since been shriveled and have exposed the real you, sad but true!!! The Holy Spirit is being poured out on all flesh which will expose your nakedness as with Adam. "Adam, where art thou?"

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner