Grace or Disgrace, that is the question
In all the years I spent in Christianity, I suppose grace is what most folks valued beyond anything else.
You see grace as it is taught in Christian churches is this force field that is supposed to protect the Christian from the effects of his or her transgressions, sin, if you will. Grace is the all encompassing panacea, it fixes everything or so they are taught. They claim that it is through this force field that you are saved or delivered, saved from what is a pretty good question, seeing as how there really isn’t any sin in Christianity except ‘not believing their doctrines.’
But really, what is grace? The Greek word for Grace is Charis and if you look it up it means ‘grace’ which is pretty circular and really doesn’t tell us anything at all about what this thing is. However, if you look at the root of the word ‘Charis’ it is ‘Chairo’ a verb, which is an action word and it means ‘to rejoice.’ The verb is the source of the noun. So if the verb ‘the root’ means to rejoice then the noun must mean ‘Joy.’ However again, in Christianity they have deviated from the truth of the word into a mystical magical panacea that cures all the spiritual woes, but has not one thing to do with reality. Grace to the Christian is ‘unmerited favor.’ In other words it doesn’t matter what a person does whether good or evil, they believe they get this unmerited favor by simply believing two things, 1. That Yahshua is the Messiah, 2. That He rose from the dead. So for the Christian if you believe these two things then now all things become lawful for them to do. There is nothing in their world that is outlawed or Taboo, except of course obedience to YHVH. Obedience is outlawed. To the Christian obedience is called ‘legalism.’ Legalism is to be shunned, it’s nearly on par with the unpardonable sin. Crazy isn’t it?
What is so crazy about this is that the only thing that is truly outlawed in Christianity is the Law and The Commandments of YHVH. Yet this is the Law that Yahshua commanded His disciples to do. I mean Yahshua said in clear plain language ‘If you love Me, do my commandments’ So again in reality the only thing outlawed in Christianity is true love for YHVH and His Son. Well I should also mention that Truth is also outlawed. Doing the Truth is about the only thing that can get one kicked out of the religion. If this were not such a travesty, I mean hundreds of millions of people have bought into this and it makes your head spin that so many could be so blind. Yes if this were not such a travesty, it would be humorous, laughable. In reality it’s tragic.