Hello and welcome to Your Guide to a Happy Life! My name is Paul Moore and I am the host and moderator of this site. This site is set up as a small resource to help people overcome fear and embrace a true and meaningful relationship with our father in Heaven. I really believe it was the father who put it on my heart to start this site. I have put hundreds of hours into writing and recording content to help people get free. Our Messiah stated, “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” I have been free for the past year from the clutches of religion. I love my father in Heaven very much, but I am no longer interested in learning about him through the filter of a pastor, rabbi or a denomination.
It was said in Isaiah and Yeshua (Jesus) reiterated it in the Gospel of John Chapter six, “They will all be taught by God.” My question is this, Are we all being taught by God? Is God in the business of enlightening only pastors and rabbis and he shuns talking to the sheep? Does a rabbi, priest or pastor really have the monopoly on God?
We call ourselves believers, we diligently go to our assemblies every week, we sing songs about God, we talk about God, we dance before God, yet, after all these years of doing this, I have one question, Have we gotten closer to God? I think many of us have become faithful in giving money to the assemblies we attend because we are told that we are giving to God. Really? Does God need our money? Are we remembering those who are the least of these? Is a pastor who drives around in fancy cars, has great wealth and is a prestigious member of society really the least of these? Yeshua said we would be blessed by giving to the poor, he never mentioned giving to those who have become very well-to-do through the ‘preaching’ of the Gospel.
If we look into the ‘preaching’ of the Gospel we find some very strange things happening in most churches. The major anomaly is that there is very few, if any, new converts coming to God in such assemblies. What normally happens is that a person grows tired of, or outgrows the church he attends and thus moves on to another assembly, hoping for better teaching, praise music or something else. We have a lot of influx of disgruntled believers going from church to church to church. The sad reality is that they will never find spiritual food or nourishment in such an assembly anywhere in the churches they attend. I was that man for twenty years. I attended a host of different churches hoping I could find someone to enlighten me or even love me. I found very little love in any of the congregations I attended and came to discover that such churches preached and teached things that were not pleasing to my father in Heaven.
What things? You may ask. Well, for starters, how about Christmas and Easter? Where did these two days have their origin? What about the seventh day Sabbath as opposed to the first day Sabbath? Who changed the Sabbath Day? What about the father’s Holy Days? What about the food and dietary laws? Should we all eat Kosher or is that just something for the Jews? Is it OK just to pray over everything and eat it? What about Passover? Is calling Halloween, holy night, something pleasing to the father?
When you do a little digging you will find out the answers to all of these questions. The problem is that such answers are not being taught in the churches, nor does anyone even care to know the answers.
I wonder what he is going to say to such people? Will he embrace them and welcome them into his kingdom, or will he say, “Depart from me I never knew you.” If we think we are pleasing God by our church attendance or the giving of tithes and offerings and that’s all our relationship with him consists of, then maybe we are in for a big surprise? None of us can get to Heaven on the coattails of a priest, pastor or rabbi. We will all stand before God and have to give an account for our lives. Do we really think we can say to God at the end of time, “Well, pastor so and so said this and that is why I did it.” What if pastor so and so was wrong? What if the rabbi was wrong too? Is God going to change his mind about things just because we were misinformed? I honestly don’t know, but for me, I wouldn’t want to stand in that person’s shoes for all the money in the world.
It’s time we used our head and used the gray matter God gave us. Question and test everything, and for goodness sake, don’t believe everything you’re told. It’s time to come off of the sour milk and investigate what is true and what is untrue. If you want a small sample of truth, I suggest you go to my Teaching Videos page. Watch the first video entitled, Truth or Tradition, Should Christians Celebrate Christmas and Easter. It’s almost two hours so make sure you can watch it in its entirety when you do so. It will absolutely amaze you. Have a great week. Paul.