Ask Revs. Sandy & Kirk
By Rev. Sand and Kirk Moore

 

 

Q: If there is only one God, why are there so many religions?    
Keith    

Irvine, CA

A: As the Bible states, God created us in the image and likeness of himself. As we teach that God is in everyone and everything, we are also "unique" individualized expressions of God; and as individuals we express God in many ways and through many religious philosophies.

There is Truth in every religion and at the center of all religious beliefs is that same loving God. We find as individuals there are many different beliefs that work for us in our lives. It is our quest to find a belief that resonates with us and expresses best in our life. God is too large to fit into just one box.

Q: Jesus' greatest message was of love and forgiveness.  How do we return to that place of love with those who have done wrong or harm to us?    
Jasmin
Mission Viejo, CA

A: This can sometimes be a challenge for us to clear our mind of those who have not treated us fairly. Forgiveness, of course, is the best form of releasing that torment we hold.  This takes practice and patience.  It can be done through meditation, prayer, positive affirmation, or many other ways.

When we forgive we are not justifying the other person's actions or letting them "off the hook," what we are doing is clearing ourselves of any attachment to that situation and relieving ourselves of resentment or anger. The truth of forgiveness is about setting ourselves free. Again the Bible states that the truth shall set us free.
 

To ask questions of Rev. Sandy or Rev. Kirk, you may contact them through our website, www.csloc.org, or send an email to admin@csloc.org. You may also request prayer from our Prayer Ministry through our website, and a Licensed Practitioner will respond to your prayer request.

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We are dedicated to a world that works for everyone and we look forward to your visiting us at 25782 Obrero Drive, Unit D, Mission Viejo, CA 92691, when you are in the area, or send us a letter, email or call.

 


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