2. How I can be
bothered with old-fashioned religion...
3. Aren't all religions basically the same?
4. Where then
does one start, if he sincerely seeks to find the Truth?
5. But isn't the Bible the traditional Holy
Book of the West?
6. If the God
that the Bible tells us of is not like the churches...
7. Where is this
8. Is this
"Great Spirit of Love" the only spirit that
religious practice is wrong?
11. Is it
necessary to suffer in order to please God?
12. How can I
13. What can I
IN SEARCH OF THE TRUTH!
--Answers to Many of Life's Most
Meaningful Questions! "What is life all about?--What
am I here for?
Is there a purpose, a plan for me?--And if so, what is
By D Berg
can I be bothered with something as old-fashioned as
religion when I'm so busy trying to "get
In today's ever-changing and increasingly complex and
computerised World, more and more people find themselves
so caught up in the frenzied rush to become successful
financially, they often have little time to ponder such
seemingly "abstract" matters as the meaning of
life, peace of mind, love for their fellowman, or even
the eternal welfare of their own souls!
--After all, such concerns could be
quite distracting or actually detrimental to their
pursuit of the most popular "god" of this
World; a god that commands most of the World's worship
and devotion--money and material wealth!
From the time they are very young children, many people
have it ingrained in them that the only way to attain
happiness in life is to:
1.) Get a good education, preferably with a degree from a
2.) Land a "promising" job with a successful
company or corporation.
3.) Make enough money to purchase a new automobile, a
nice house or two, and furnish and equip it with all of
the various luxury items and hi-tech electronic gadgets
that are equated with "success." Although this
route to riches usually requires a lifetime of blood,
sweat, tears and toil, most of the folks who follow it do
so without serious doubts or reservations, for they are
convinced that once they attain the wealth they desire,
they will at last find true happiness and contentment.
But sad to say, such people usually discover that despite
their arduous efforts to attain happiness, it somehow
eludes them. As the years pass they often find that
company or social pressures have filled them with stress
and anxiety, not peace or satisfaction. Their private
lives frequently suffer as a result, as they're unable to
even find time to spend with their own families and loved
Then, to their dismay, they eventually and ultimately
reach a very sad realisation: This World and all of its
treasures and pleasures can never truly satisfy the heart
of Man! Material things may temporarily satisfy the body,
but they can never satisfy the soul or the spirit of Man
which longs for a joy, peace and lasting fulfillment that
can never be met or fulfilled by mere material gain.
This is why the rich and powerful are often the most
miserable of all men.
--They already possess everything that
most people think can satisfy and make them happy.
They've already attained all of the material things their
hearts could desire, and to their sorrow they discover
that things cannot satisfy or fulfil their empty hearts
and starving souls!--Thus they no longer even have hope
of happiness in riches! The famous English poet, Lord
Byron, realised this and lamented, "I have drunk
every cup of pleasure, and I have quaffed every cup of
fame, and yet alas, I die of thirst!"
Although many people today take little time to ponder the
prospect of a Creator, of a God, when a personal crisis
or tragedy suddenly strikes--an unexpected accident or
critical illness, a death in the family, a great personal
loss of any kind--to whom do they turn for help? A fat
bank account--regardless of the wealth it holds--can do
nothing to bring back a loved one who has passed through
Houses, lands and a stockpile of luxury
items can do nothing to rekindle a love that has grown
cold or heal a heart that's been broken. It is during
such times of crisis that people frequently realise that
the true values of life are far more important than mere