Proximity Bias [ prologue ]

Proximity Bias is my term. It means , a ‘religious’ bias that people hold. This bias says, “my denomination is right”, “my faith is the truth”. But in reality all these people did was accept the faith/denomination nearest to them, most popular in their area, the first church they walked into, or that their parents raised them in. They never actually went to God and approached his word without bias, the bias is stems from traditions of men, and it blinds almost all ‘religious’ people. As a missionary, it is the biggest problem when sharing the Gospel with a Muslim…it is also the biggest problem when discussing doctrine with denominational Christians. They will swear God is 3, and yet we know He is One and only One. But they were taught this, they were manipulated into a lie. It is also their fault for not treating God as God, and instead Calvin, Luther, Joseph Smith, Parham, or some other people is their god. If you want to be in the Truth [which God desires], you need to shrug off everything man taught you about the word, and approach it in prayer and pray for no bias.

“Why do you call me good? There is only ONE who is good, and that is God” ~ Jesus

“Hear O Israel the LORD thy God is One!” ~Moses

“I go back to my God” ~Jesus

“The Father is greater than me”. ~Jesus

“Not my will, but thine”. ~Jesus

“MY GOD!!! MY GOD!!! WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME!!!” ~Jesus

If you would like help overcoming all bias, and want help , I can help. I wont tell you what to think, but, how to get the true meaning of the Bible out of it.

It takes prayer with ears, God does speak directly to people.

It take a brutality to take down all the lies you have been taught and accept God’s Word literally

And it takes looking into the Greek and Hebrew texts occasionally .

For example, when Jesus says, “Narrow is the way”, the word narrow means to be persecuted. People think this is talking about holiness, and it does in a sense, but the idea is a life committed to God so much that you are persecuted.

“He who lives Godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted”. ~ Paul [ this is off memory, maybe not a direct quote}

When Jesus says “whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.”
[ empty head ~ stupid ] will put you in danger of hell fire, he meant it.
It would be wise to take His Word literally by default.
{μωρός mōrós, mo-ros’; probably from the base of G3466; dull or stupid (as if shut up), i.e. heedless, (morally) blockhead, (apparently) absurd:—fool(-ish, X -ishness).}

But we do it dont we?!

The question is not whether or not calling REAL Christians [‘brothers’] stupid will throw us into hell, Jesus says so. It is settled, the action we take is to stop it. And then also think about why God says this. Why is calling people stupid so serious? Trying to stop is hard, try it! lol.

Declare war on your bias
Submit to God completely
Dont look back.

~ In Christ

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Michael Andrew

Leahy is a student of Jesus Christ. Born Again, the Holy Spirit pulls him to and fro doing God's work. In 2009 he had a dream that lasted all night. The dream was a voice saying these words repeatedly. "“The Spirit of the LORD is upon You, ​​Because He has anointed You ​​To preach the gospel to the poor; ​​He has sent You to heal the brokenhearted, ​​To proclaim liberty to the captives ​​And recovery of sight to the blind, ​​To set at liberty those who are oppressed; ​To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD." This is Luke 4.18, HOWEVER, the "me" in the dream was changed to "You" as if God were speaking to Malaach. This has led to a life of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with many, and seeking to end abortion.

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