My spiritual experiences are not for here. My most vivid spiritual experiences by God, some of my closest family, some of them Christians, them not even know. Only a hand full of very close relatives know, so surely I not going to reveal them here.[QUOTE who="Mark"]<quote d text>
Precisely, I am not saying my experience is of any value of anyone else. In fact any wise man that wants people to follow his footsteps is a fake. Real wise men will always invite people to find their own path.
Holy books can be inspiring, but when they are made into instructions, even laws from God, it is the work of evil men. There are some good passages in the bible as they plundered older religions, but many were perverted.
Now be honest, tell me, did you meet Jesus Christ? How did he introduce himself? Hi there, I am Jesus, son of Josef and Maria, also known as the anointed one. And how did he convince you he was Jesus Christ. Did he tell you about his crucifixion, did he show the holes in his hands? I am really curious how he convinced you of his identity and of the truth of the Bible.
See, I do not say there is no God, or that Christians can not have spiritual experiences as people have in any other religion. They have far less, as they are rationalizing book worms, but it remains possible. But that does not in any way prove the bible is true or "Jesus Christ" is what they are experiencing. They only label it that way because they are brainwashed that there is nothing else.
In fact to feel spiritual peace there is no need to believe in any idea at all, not God, not anything. My dog is fine example of that, but also many atheists that live righteous lives. Many Buddhists do not believe in God and experience and show far more harmony than Christians. Christian success stories are mostly advertising to get people to take an expensive afterlife insurance. Christianity is mostly window dressing. Fake smiles, fake happiness, fake values. But real money to pay.
But even me taking out those experiences, all I can say is it's a daily pervasive presence. That how I know Jesus Christ through the Spirit of God, is very alive.
As you say though, my experience with God, is irrelevant to everyone else, except me. And it should be that way, for everybody. No one should be depending on another experience to cause them to believe.
Now I not defending Christianity. Christianity is a religion where certain members commit a lot of atrocities through history. My focus is on Jesus Christ. It no bother me to be called a Christian, but a lot of what you say about Christianity true.
I know many buddhists and hindus that are good and caring people and at harmony as you say. But good and caring, by our standards. Guess what writer, God no care about our standards. It's only His standards that matter.
And "peace" can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. A person can be at peace with a bank account with millions. a person family and friends might give them assurance and peace. And trusting in Jesus Christ, gives a different kind of peace. So it all depends on what you mean by [peace].