about Will You Go To Heaven.info

Since I was a teenager (about forty forty-five years ago) I have been in pursuit of answers... answers to questions like "Is there a purpose to life?" and "If there is a God, why does He allow the world to be the way it is?" My search has been long but successful: along the way I have found answers to these questions and many others.

WillYouGoToHeaven.info is a personal effort to share what I have learned and to convey the understanding I have reached. I am not looking for money or followers. The website is not associated with or sponsored by any church organization.

Speaking of churches, people often ask me what church I belong to. I don't belong to a church. I prefer to think I belong to God. That's where my loyalty is. In the past I have associated with a number of different church organizations, and have learned from them, and have also learned to be very wary of them. If you're looking for a church my advice is beware, beware, beware. For information about God refer first to God's Word, the Bible. Ask God to help you understand it. "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." That's God's promise in Matthew 7:7.  Always compare everything you read or hear from a church to the Bible; if they disagree, the church is wrong.

Beware of any church that claims to be the only true church. Jesus is the head of the only true church, and that true church is spiritual in nature, not defined by or limited to any sort of human organization. God and Jesus do not need organizational help from anyone: they work through their spirit and are working with many otherwise unassociated people.

Beware of any church that has a structured hierarchy: that hierarchy will likely get between you and God, and in many cases will be happy to BE your God, having you idolize and follow them, rather than God... although of course they'd never tell you that. Hierarchical organizations are fertile ground for many vices: greed for power over others, egotistical vanity in having others "look up" to you and sycophant groveling to be accepted/promoted by those in authority. Hierarchical structures often host control freaks and those who rule by fear. It's all a very human vanity/ego trap to be avoided.  Don't let the ailing sociology of such churches interfere with your relationship with God.

Beware of any church that uses anything other than the Bible for its teaching and doctrine. If a church follows tradition, ceremony, ritual or even the latest social trend it is likely following them instead of God. Traditions and trends become a god when people are loyal to them or follow them rather than God. Remember what Jesus said about tradition:

Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. (Mark 7:6-9)

George Burdick, May 5, 2007


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