If you have come to understand that most religions believed in Jesus Christ and even discussed him in their teachings then we can move on to more complex discussions, exposing you to the person of Jesus Christ and his teachings in context with today's modern world.
Did you know that in the Jewish, Islamic, Ahmadiyya, Bahá’í, Hindu, Buddhist, New Age Movement, amongst other religions Jesus was not only an acknowledged being living on earth, but he was also well respected. He was acknowledged as a wise teacher (to some and a messenger from God to others), who created miracles, had disciples, and eventually died on the cross. His existence as a divine being and resurrection from the dead are not shared by all religions. Common to these religions is the fact that Jesus Christ existed and was teacher of a community growing in belief. His teachings were forward looking and meaningful even in today’s world although they were introduced to the world centuries ago.
The establishment of communicating the Truth of God’s Word to the people in local communities, social networks, local and world missions; with the goal of extending the love of Jesus Christ to the masses. (Mark 16:15)
Just as we use the word “ambassador" today on Instagram to promote brands, the Bible used the word “ambassador" centuries ago to promote Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:20). Do you find the use of this word ironic? Can you make the connection for use of this word today and what the Bible says about being an ambassador centuries ago? Maybe Jesus' message were forward thinking and designed to mean one thing then and another now? Maybe they have the same ultimate goal?
One of the basic tenet of our Church is that religion is changing and that you are to “offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—which is your spiritual worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:1-2). “FORGET THE FORMER THINGS; DO NOT DWELL ON THE PAST. SEE, I AM DOING A NEW THING! NOW IT SPRINGS UP; DO YOU NOT PERCEIVE IT? I AM MAKING A WAY IN THE WILDERNESS AND STREAMS IN THE WASTELAND.” (Isaiah 43:18-19, NIV).
Biblical scripture, interpreted in context, the investigations, examinations, writings and statistical studies of researchers, collectively constitute the basis of the Scripture of our Fitness and Nutrition religion. Our Scriptures are the ultimate source of all the doctrines, tenets, sacraments, rituals and policies of our faith.
Maintaining a fit/healthy body becomes a moral duty and a set of rituals, including the consumption of special foods and beverages before and after training, and of course adherence to a stringent training scheme create a form of work or worship. The feeling of community is reinforced in this congregation of followers as the work of the individual is supported by this Church’s parishioners or congregation.
You are not alone … just as there is One God he intentionally created us to have One Body for a reason.
A sense of community, and belonging is created as the fear of rejection is cast out and everyone is given a righteous opportunity to believe in their ability through the use of:
- Concentration – a method of meditating on one spirituality and focus towards the Church’s worship;
- Goal Setting Clarity – there must be a clear goal or set of goals at the outset in order to reach a level of focus on the present moment which subconsciously will lead you to open your mind to a greater connection with something greater (i.e. something other than your phone).
- Immediate Feedback – through activities of this Church a religious achievement can be immediately realized allowing you an opportunity to grasp spiritual achievement in a more realistic and immediate way.
- Challenge to Skill Ratio – is a method of allowing you to set realistic goals that is neither too hard or too easy. It’s design is an achievement in success which leads to growth in focus and spirituality. There is an actual realized reward of this religion that conforms to the congregation’s spiritual needs.
Exposure to Jesus Christ is a form of connecting at every age, race, culture, or walk of life. In fitness you are not segregated by how much money you make, what color your skin is, or even how old you are. Rather you are a community brought together to assist each other in overcoming obstacles, beginner, intermediate, advanced lines are blurred and community and happiness are made clear and whether consciously or subconsciously spiritual achievements are reached and the congregation member are rewarded, bringing them closer to a Divine spirit. The congregation should help each other achieve goals no matter what state of health another member of the Church is in.
The communal goal is to nourish one’s soul by being fit, healthy, and at peace with food and your body. This is exemplified at this stage by:
- Balancing food intake with your energy,
- Eating a variety of “real” foods preferably that are less processed and more wholesome.
- Creating a health-promoting nutrition & exercise program that a congregation member is willing to maintain for a long time (preferably the rest of your life) to last throughout eternity (in the achieved spiritual connection).
No one diet or exercise program suits everyone; we are diverse and unique products of God’s nature. We have differing physiological and psychological needs. For example, avoiding peanuts may be essential for one member of the congregation, but another member might be able to enjoy peanut butter every day. Dairy is not intolerable for every active person, nor is gluten evil unless the person has a celiac disease or gluten intolerance. There is no such thing as a good or bad food (but there is a bad diet.) Our bodies are unique and our chemical absorption can be as unique (for example) as our God given fingerprints. In general, we all have hands, but our fingerprints are different and distinct from another member of the congregation who also has hands. Similarly, different nutrients or compound of nutrients may affect one member of the congregation different from another. Getting in touch with your body or temple is a crucial spiritual and religious achievement.
The body is addressed over and over in the Bible as the place of worship, temple, church, or vessel to the blessed spirit.
“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit?" (1 Cor 6:19 ; see also Rom 12:1- 2 ).
“But the temple he had spoken of was his body" (John 2:21).
Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? … for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple. (1 Cor 3:9-17).
“… glorify God in your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV)
…God's temple is holy, and you are that temple. (1 Corinthians 3:17 ESV)
Exposure to Jesus Christ comes first through the body. Let the Church guide you in this process.