The current state of religion
In the 21st century, we have entered a period of quite serious deviation from faith in God, especially in the case of young people. Statistics show an increasing number of those who have abandoned their religion in recent years. Faced with this phenomenon, social analysts, philosophers, and theologians are trying to create their own theories. Their assessments may in many cases be correct, as most of these researchers see the direction in which the "non-religious" development of civilization is heading.
From the point of view of essenceism, the progress of science, including the expansion of knowledge about the universe or the development of biology and medicine, did not necessarily distance humanity from the Creator, although they greatly limited the "religious" translations of natural phenomena. My system, among many other reasons for departing from the faith, has noticed that one stands out very particularly. It concerns the degradation of the authority of clergy caused by violations of the principles of morality. They burden many of them, which significantly affects the entire activity of religious denominations. This situation is especially true of Christian religions.
Almost every clergyman of great religions already loses the battle with Satan at the "good morning", that is, right at the beginning of their career. Such an indirect conclusion, according to essenceism, comes from the analysis of Jesus' forty-day fast in the desert and the temptation he experienced there by Satan. Jesus had to tell his apostles about this because he was alone in the desert at the time, so no one saw it.
For example, a Catholic clergyman begins his ecclesiastical career usually in a parish as a vicar. Most often, the community is already waiting for him, and the pastor quickly teaches him how to proceed. For this reason, he gradually succumbs to the temptations that symbolically depict Jesus' temptation in the desert. It is about temptation regarding financial matters, service to him by other people, and power over them. The beginning young priest is tempted to make the "stones" (modest life) "bread" (prosperous life). It is quickly dissolved as he receives good living conditions, an equipped parish, services and money from the faithful. He will almost always accept these physical comforts by submitting to the first temptation. Then, symbolically, Satan "puts" him on the "top of the temple" when he becomes pastor and even bishop. They all serve him and "carry him in their arms," symbolically and literally. He is almost always satisfied with it and self-righteous. Then he loses the second temptation which Jesus overcame by rejecting Satan's temptations. Then, if a clergyman becomes a bishop, cardinal, or even pope, he stands at the "top of the church" and, in collaboration with politicians, begins to rule the human world, unaware that he is doing so with the admission of Satan. He does not avoid this position, because, as the history of the Catholic Church shows, almost every hierarch lives in wealth, living in well-arranged episcopal palaces. It is from them that he rules the people, claiming that he does it in the name of Jesus, while He suffered poverty and persecution all His life, without experiencing such power.
Therefore, my system suggests that clergy follow the example of Jesus' behavior, because only in this way can they overcome evil, so literally and symbolically overcome Satan's three temptations in the desert. Jesus lived his life in great poverty, rejected by the Israeli hierarchs who lived as princes. These hierarchs, dressed in beautiful robes, condemned him to death, representing the evil power of authority of "the lord of this world." Worse, Jesus received no support from the people or from his own apostles and disciples. It was completely abandoned by everyone.
It is worth realizing this difference. On the one hand, poor Jesus, teaching people in the squares, hills and in secluded places, and on the other hand, rich clergy, especially high priests of the temple, hung with gold and insignia of power, speaking "ex-cathedral" in great temples shocking with their splendor. This illustrates two worlds. One of the humble Teacher of mankind, and the other a rich world of clergy interacting with political power. From this it can be seen that the combination of religious and political power, i.e. "altar" and "throne" led to the murder of the Son of God.
Christian churches and Muslim mosques everywhere in the world create a duplicated structure of authority that is, in my opinion, subject to "the master of this world." Thus, parallel to local government authorities in small towns, parallel to district, province and state authorities, there is a second network of authorities, as effective as the first. Parishes, parishes, bishoprics, as well as Islamic caliphates maintain power over people and, as in the case of politicians, are paid and supported by them. Thus, the religious and political dual power lasts. Such a structure has a great influence on maintaining the reign of the "prince of this world" for centuries.
Essenceism in all its studies draws attention to the fact that religions from their first moments arose in a fallen world, that is, in a sphere having little to do with the concept of the Creator. Therefore, they could be easily inspired and controlled by Satan. Of course, the great founders of religion inspire respect and appear to be credible in our eyes. The same is true for some of their early followers and students. However, the further development of each denomination took place in a fallen world. Human weaknesses and mistakes, various ideas about the existence of God, as well as the selfish aspirations of religious leaders and individual clergymen, were able to significantly change the meaning of religious doctrines. They contained constantly modified interpretations, testimonies of individual religious experiences and new ideas for social activity. As a result of these transformations, religions not only helped people to maintain an appropriate level of morality, but often created the opposite of the intended state, leading people to do evil. Blood rituals involving believers, inquisition, religious wars, acts of fanaticism, and even the famous liberation theology are the best examples of this.
We live in a world all the time under the control of Satan. It can therefore be guessed that it had a significant impact on the content of knowledge proclaimed by individual religions. Of course, I do not deny the beneficial influence of a good spiritual world, but this influence is completely beyond rational judgment. There is no doubt that different branches of Christianity, by accepting the main tenets of Christ's teachings, have made a huge contribution from the human point of view. This, over time, could have significantly changed the message Jesus was trying to convey. These inaccuracies can be so significant as to weaken the message of the Son of God and favor the continuation of the fallen world. Single voices of criticism that indicate mistakes made by religious hierarchs do not actually affect the situation. This is because Satan, as a rule, does not allow people to threaten the structures of the fallen world under his control. Today it is hard not to conclude that Satan pacified religions quite well.
Sometimes it seems that religions, along with politics, are the main force that holds Satan in his position as "the ruler of this world." The interaction of political and religious leaders has done enormous damage to the community in various parts of the globe. These two powers of power are by far the most effective means of keeping the world under Satan's control.
The fundamental goal of any religion should be to explain to people what kind of world we live in today and to show how to overcome this disadvantage. It means removing Satan from our reality and restoring the original Creator concept. This liberation can be called salvation, nirvana, or renewal. For salvation, according to the common understanding, a Savior is needed who, as the Son of God, will begin a new, good history of mankind. This fundamental goal of religion, in accordance with my previous studies, can only be achieved through the intense action of various religions preparing their faithful for the reappearance of the Son of God on Earth. They should therefore create favorable conditions for His recognition and understanding of His teachings. This, in turn, should cause Him to be accepted by mankind as the proper savior of mankind.
Unfortunately, most religions, after an initial period of relative simplicity and openness, tend to be overgrown with dogmas, prohibitions, and various kinds of regulations that impose a restrictive way of life. Over time, these restrictions drown out the primary purpose of their existence, directing the efforts of their followers to secondary things for salvation. Most often in the daily conduct of religion, remnants of medieval ceremonies can be seen. There are also immoral rituals or adoration of some idols. It also happens that dogmas that contradict scientific knowledge or are clearly at odds with the level of intelligence of people today are maintained. There are religions that have already departed so far from the proper sense of their existence that it becomes impossible to change their functioning. In addition, those who point out that their fellow believers are taking the wrong path are treated as apostates, heretics, or enemies. This is a very favorable situation for maintaining the present position of Satan, who does not want to allow salvation. In practice, this state of affairs also helps atheists and all those who misjudge the activities of religious organizations.
Since the Enlightenment, there have been philosophers, publicists, and religious scholars who believed that religions were the root of all evil. The truth, however, with such claims usually lies in the middle, because in our civilization good is often mixed with evil. It happens that adherents of certain religions do not even sense that they are doing something wrong. At the same time, existing religions are slowly losing their moral authority. The number of clerics with genuine vocation is gradually crumbling. Contemporary religions cannot cope with problems such as terrorism, the devastation of moral standards, profound inequalities and social injustice, as well as poverty and hunger in areas of the globe.
The above phenomena influenced, among others, my decision to publish essenceism analyzes. As its creator, I spent a lot of time talking to scientists, often my friends. I have discussed with them especially about the possibility of science demonstrating the existence of the Creator of the universe. Quite often, during such conversations, they agreed with me that the Original Being may be a logical necessity. At the same time, they firmly stated that they did not want to adhere to any religion because religious doctrines failed to conform to scientific truth. They just had their "private" God. Many of them were impressed by Albert Einstein's view of the Bible. According to him, it is a collection of dignified anecdotes or legends, often quite primitive and sometimes even childish. His opinion was accompanied by the conclusion that "no interpretation of the Bible can change that."
In this situation, essenceism emerged as a system which, using methods modeled on science, indicates the existence of God. With his findings, he would like to make religious leaders willing to significantly change the perception of the role of religion in relation to the situation in the world. My system calls for clergy to come to their senses regarding a significant departure from their main mission to save the world from evil. If this situation does not change radically, the evil in the world will last forever, and Satan will still be the lord of mankind.
I am surprised by the attitude of religion to the eternity of every human being. You can see a specific reluctance to rational knowledge of eternity inherent in each of us. Our spiritual future is being judged by them in terms of rewards and punishments as well as merits for the professed God. This is clearly shown by the misunderstanding of the Creator's paternity, which is guided by good and love alone. In this situation, it is hardly surprising that religions refuse to accept the essenceism claim that God knows no evil.
In summary, essenceism shows that only a fairly exact repetition of the way Jesus Christ saved mankind from Satan's hands can lead the world to full salvation. My system calls this the globetrotter mission. They should, like Jesus, walk among the people and teach them where they live. First of all, they should live modestly, eating and sleeping in the homes to which they will be invited; just live with other people. It should be a global action, stimulating all mankind. Mainly the world's religions could do this. They just need to free their clergy from opulent temples, mosques, parish houses and episcopal palaces. They just have to ask them for what Jesus asked of his disciples, that is, to go out into the world to teach all nations.