I do not respect the customs of Men. I have no regard to the differing “customs” of certain groups. One eats just these things. Another eats other things. Certain clothing is appropriate for differing circumstances, relegated to the demands of pomp, pleasure, and expectations of society. What do I care? Eat what you will. Dress as you desire. What is that to me?
But the things of the soul. Now these things matter! Differing languages, differing customs, differing surroundings, differing expectations of society, what are these things? When it comes to the soul, none of these things have any bearing at all. For we are all created for the singular purpose of being profitable to the Most High God.
Profit, profit, profit! That’s all the body desires. We wake to “do”, that we might gain profit. To one man profit is pleasure. To another, profit is to gain, that he might add to his mountain of treasure. But profit to God is that His Holy and Righteous Son be glorified.
Some call profit for God in various and differing terms, each according to the religion he has been taught. But God has elevated His Holy Son to the place of First Above All. And wouldn’t it matter that God has done this for His Righteous Son? What does it matter if man considers another religion above Christianity? It is God, alone, who dictates what is Righteous.
But let it be said, Jesus is the King of kings. He is the Lord of lords. He is the Mighty One over all! It is to Jesus that every knee will bow and give Glory to God the Holy Father.
You say, “This is your opinion. You were raised up under the constraints of Christian teaching. But we were raised under the constraints of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Baha’i, Confucianism, Jainism, Shinto, atheism, humanism, [or a million other worthless tripe of human reasoning]. To you, Christianity is singular. Realize that our faith is singular to us”.
But God has chosen His Christ. God has secured salvation by His own Holy Hand. And this is the message that has no dependence on the customs of man. For it comes from Heaven. It is delivered to God’s chosen ones to speak. And it is secured in their souls by the Holy Spirit’s presence.
Do you want profit of Man? Or do you want Profit of God? Seek the Holy Father’s advice regarding this. Strip your mind of the customs you were taught. Strip your expectations from your soul. Seek His Holy Face in Truth. As we humble ourselves before the Living God, so the Living God responds. Likewise, as we stand proud in our own understandings, the Living God is shrewd in his response.
Profit comes from humility. True profit. The profit of eternity that is dressed in the Glorious Living God’s Holy Son, Jesus the Christ.
Now you take offence at these things. For I have spoken that Jesus is the singular means to God the Father. But Christians should take no such stance as you. We do not take offence at the accusations against Christianity. We do not defend the Christ. It is the Christ who defends us. We have no means to sustain our teachings. It is God who sustains the teachings of Christ. We are witnesses, not defenders. We testify that the Living God has secured our salvation. We do not defend the Faith He has given us.
Perceive the difference. Listen to what I am saying. There is no salvation for anyone outside the Holy Son of the Living God.