Why are there so many different religions?
“The logical answer is that there are many different people on planet Earth, and they are in many different states of consciousness. If religion is a form of communication from the spiritual realm, it follows that this communication must speak a language that people can understand.
When you consider the vast cultural differences between various groups of people, it seems likely that one religion simply cannot appeal to every human being on this planet. Therefore, we might consider that our spiritual teachers give a specific religion to a specific group of people. The goal is to help these people raise their awareness and their level of consciousness.
The consequence is that any religion is adapted to the level of consciousness of the people to whom the religion was given. This is a stunning conclusion, because we now see why there are so many different religions and why it is meaningless to fight over which religion is the best one or the only true one.
If religion is simply a tool for raising people’s consciousness, it follows that the best tool for a specific group of people is the tool that is adapted to their current level of consciousness and has the best potential for helping them rise above that level. In other words, one size simply does not fit all. Different people need different religions!
Consider for a moment the situation faced by our spiritual teachers. When you look at the amazing diversity found on Earth, it becomes obvious that if you want to reach people with a spiritual message, you must take an individualized approach. To reach a specific group of people, you must speak a language that they can understand. You must use spiritual concepts that they can grasp with their current level of consciousness. You must also consider what people are willing to accept.
The reason we are discussing the topic of religious conflicts is that people are very sensitive about religion. Most people are not willing to look at ideas that go too far beyond their current beliefs. This might present an interesting challenge for a spiritual teacher seeking to help people raise their consciousness. Such a teacher might be limited by people’s current beliefs and unable to give them ideas that are too far beyond those beliefs.
This leads to the conclusion that a specific religion might never have been meant to give a final, complete or infallible doctrine. A religion might never have been meant to be the ultimate religion. It might be a measured response to a crisis. It might be adapted to a group of people in a certain state of consciousness. The purpose is not to give the ultimate truth, but to help these people grow to a higher level of awareness in which they can receive a more advanced spiritual teaching.”
- Ask the Real Jesus (Channeled by Kim Michaels)