INTRODUCTION TO LOUIS CHARLES
Entire Website Content Copyright 2002-2003
FROM HELL TO HEAVEN:
When I think about my desire “to find God,” I remember being told, “You must be saved by believing Jesus Christ died on the cross for you and entering into water baptism for salvation; otherwise, eternal damnation will be your fate.” Well, I believed that false doctrine and found myself afraid of not only “Satan” and the “devil,” but of God, too! Not only that, but I was afraid to be led by the Holy Spirit speaking to my heart, because I was told to only follow the Bible, as it is the only “word of God.” Eventually, I had evolved into a “New Testament, Pentecostal, charismatic believer,” who had experienced the “baptism of the spirit,” “speaking in tongues,” and being “slain in the spirit.” Searching for the truth while waiting on the supposed “rapture,” I received the spiritual revelation of the second coming of Christ (God and man as One) to be in us! My eyes were opened and I began having “ears to hear,” when I started following spirit – not scripture, religion or church doctrines. Whether one follows Buddha, Islam, Jesus Christ or any other religion, still the truth will only be found within you. – L. C.
Welcome! The purpose of this site [see address on my Portfolio Index] is to help those who are bound under fear, produced from traditional Christian teachings, find freedom and peace through learning to develop a relationship with God by his spirit. It is our desire to assist all in some way, on their spiritual journey of coming to know God and themselves – the truth. For all of us, it is a journey that may take different paths, but ultimately will lead to only one destination – the truth within you.
So, how can we help those who are searching, find answers to life’s greatest questions? Only by providing a unique resource of writings, which attempt to offer a different view, can we hope to help break down the walls of those trapped within bad religion. Religion is the traditional, man-made concepts of who God is, and not the truth. Fear, guilt and condemnation form the walls of the religious prison created by men. While often disguised as the truth and freeing, it is in fact a heavy burden carried upon the shoulders of many who are heavily involved in religious organizations and denominations, today. While recognizing there are certainly good Christian groups in the world, there are many more religious leaders and organizations looking for converts to unknowingly mislead with their own brand of “Jesus Religion.” Jesus never spoke against anyone except the religious leaders of that day (and their religion) who were misleading the people!
Therefore, the various writings you find on this site have been written by authors who in the past have been imprisoned and shackled by false religious doctrines in the name of Jesus Christ. This gives each writer a unique perspective from which to write. They know the concepts and ideas of traditional christian church teachings (having been religious teachers themselves), and the freeing wisdom of the spirit of Christ, which now teaches them. The church is not Baptist, catholic, Christian, Presbyterian, Wesleyan, Methodist or any other denominations or world religion. The church is not a church building. The church is people.
So, how does one become bound to religious falsehoods? The major mistake most make while “searching for God,” is to run into a religious organization such as a local church, and begin learning their beliefs, immediately upholding them as “true.” Jesus once stated, “If the blind lead the blind, they both will fall into a ditch.” The problem comes in allowing another person to lead you, rather than God’s spirit. Yes, God will speak to you! “A knowing within yourself,” is the spirit of God who will lead you unto all truth. Our goal is for you to learn to look within yourself for the answers you seek; for God will speak to your heart. Paul in Romans said, “…those who are led by the spirit of God are the sons of God.” Surely, you dwell in God and God dwells in you. Peace be with you…
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