LOOPHOLE-This interesting word is generally used to imply the avoidance of a duty or obligation by use of an ambiguity in a law or directive. Most often it seems to be used regarding tax evasion by the art of discovering and using those inadequacies. Certainly it could be applied to any circumstance of obligatory nature. My main concern is the division in the Christian world created by the multiple loopholes in both doctrine and its’ application. According to the World Christian Encyclopedia, as of 2014, there are 33,000 Christian denominations in the world, each one claiming Truth. How is that possible? It seems obvious that anyone with a different viewpoint, who can muster enough followers to support both him/herself and gathering places (church buildings), is allowed to start a new sect; such is the loophole of religious sacredness. Almost all of them use as their foundation a book which stems from a single copy of many, possibly thousands, of previous copies. We know historically, that Roman Emperor Constantine called the first Nicene Council because he could not control the hundreds of warring christian factions under his domain. Why were they fighting? It seems clear that that when Jesus died, there was no agreement about who He really was, nor what He said and did. There was no written record. The first apparent writing was done 15-20 yrs after Jesus death by Paul who claimed to get his information about Jesus through some para-normal experience. Be that as it may, Paul never agreed with Peter and James about much of anything, and certainly not about requirements of salvation. So, as later writings appeared, they frequently contradicted each other: at least the versions we have now do. So why do/did we have so many “versions” of the bible? My answer is the “loophole” of authenticity generated by each translator and reviser: they simply took “literary privilege” and wrote what they thought. Thus, over the centuries, there have been numerous “versions” of that book, and each stemming from one copy of a copy of a copy ad infinitum. In the case of “catholic” churches, their foundation is as much or more based on developmental traditions as it is the bible. Their main differences have to do with “power struggles”; a lesser degree with theology and liturgy. Because of all the loopholes I observed in a system which allowed for such dramatic division in a universal “Christian” family, I was compelled to write a synoptic but concise philosophy of God and His universe based on sound historical and scientific facts. I do what no one has done. I define God, the Trinity, The Holy Spirit, God’s will, the soul, eternity, and much more. I close all the “loopholes” for anyone who cares to peer inside. My book is titled WILDERNESS CRY- a Scientific and Philosophical Approach to Understanding God and the Universe. Its main thesis is a pleading for unity among Christians by accepting the two principles Jesus supposedly gave us; Love God with our all, and Love our neighbor as ourselves. Currently our division worldwide is so great and in some instances so hostile that we cannot survive as an entity. There are forces at work that seek to destroy us and will use the “loopholes” in our disjointed organization to do just that. It’s only a matter of time. My Book available Amazon, Kindle, and all major on-line book retailers.
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