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In Spirit and In Truth

But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way.
John 4:23

How do we worship God in spirit and in truth? To understand this we must first accept the idea that the Temple in Jerusalem was merely the groundbreaking ceremony for the actual place from which God wants us to worship. That place is our own heart and soul. In the New Covenant, the worship of God cannot be appropriated to any physical place, as it was under the Law of Moses, but must originate in our unique body and soul. If the Truth in us exudes the love of God above any person, place or thing, that is the spiritual foundation we need to worship God in spirit. Tradition and culture may dictate gathering with others in a Church building, but that is not what God expects of us.

Unfortunately, there may be more Atheists sitting in church pews than are out walking the streets on Sundays. If the truth is that we really don't put God above everything every day of our lives, then the spirit has no foothold in our being. Without the spirit and the truth in us, we may merely be giving lip service to God.


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Pope Francis says atheists can do good and go to heaven too! - Living Faith - Home & Family - News - Catholic Online

I like the story about the man who wakes up in Heaven
after a lifetime of professing atheism. He asks how this can be since
while he lived, he consistently denied the existence of the deity.

God says, but my son, you were so faithful to me.
By your constant denials of me, I could see that
I was always on your mind.
Very funny Tree!
The Pope also Hugged Hawking and endorsed Big Bang after I just proved Hawking used fake science to try to kill off God...years of work by me and great personal losses for me to prove that. :(
And the Pope likes me so much he refused a chance at the two greatest Holy Arks for almost free!...:(
I don't think the Pope likes me very much!
 
Pope Francis says atheists can do good and go to heaven too! - Living Faith - Home & Family - News - Catholic Online

I like the story about the man who wakes up in Heaven
after a lifetime of professing atheism. He asks how this can be since
while he lived, he consistently denied the existence of the deity.

God says, but my son, you were so faithful to me.
By your constant denials of me, I could see that
I was always on your mind.
Christians seem to spend so much time arguing about the existence and nature of God that they lack the time and energy to put into practice the principles they espouse.
 

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