I am perplexed as to why people don't let the bible soak into their hearts and minds.
I think the bible is the living and breathing word of God and it means different things to me at different times in my life, but one thing is for sure - - - it is truth and it is alive.
Man is not truth. Don't let the men (and women) who run the churches of the world represent God to you. You need to find God on your terms and develop a relationship with Him. There are many fine churches in the world and I am not here to judge the churches and man (though I fail miserably at times) I just think many people do as the Christian does and that is to judge. We all judge.
As the Christian judges the non-believer, the non-believer judges the Christian. And the non-church goer believer judges all, as we all do. It's sad that we put each other into so many categories. That is proof of my own judgement alone.
This is why I urge you to read God's word. So we can all learn what the true gospel message is - - "to love one another as God loves us"
A few quick things from James-
"be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger..."
"has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith?"
"Mercy triumphs over judgement"
As I read these words I hear truth. I feel life in these words and I feel life in me. Seeking God in your life provides life.