Religion Is A Misrepresentation Of The Christian Perspective

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Religion is a misrepresentation of the Christian perspective where men decide to use works and deeds to enter Heaven. Many government officials back in Jesus’ time aggressively took the message of God to turn into a confusing issue that would separate the Christian faith into different denominations. The denominations consider the Christian faith with their own perspective on controversial doctrines, such as Baptism, speaking in tongues, demon possession, or celebrating certain holidays. Our society is functioned where Christians become sensitive about different topics, leaving the secular society to ignore them.
One controversial doctrine is the ability to speak in tongues. To my understanding, Paul reminded the church in Corinth that this was a gift from the Holy Spirit (Act 2, 1 Corinthians 12:10). However, most Christians criticize their counterparts for not using this gift from God, assuming that they will not go to Heaven. The problem with this assumption is that it is limiting one task the Holy Spirit does; if I am not mistaken, Paul mentioned nine gifts of the Holy Spirit. They are prophesying, wisdom vocabulary, knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, discerning spirits; the last two are speaking and interpreting tongues (1 Corinthians 12). Paul does mention that if anyone had the same gift, just as if we all are one part of the body of Christ, then we would not function. Instead, God has given us different gifts to different people who are willing to use their gifts
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