Saturday, 15 December 2018
When I was quite young I wondered how there could be judgement and hell when Jesus was the epitome of forgiveness.
Later I was heard to say that the first person forgiven after Jesus' crucifixion was Judas.
I assumed that somehow the Church had developed a different theology than the one suggested by the stories of Jesus.
Jesus even consorted with prostitutes and forgave the woman caught in adultery!
So where did the Churches teachings come from?
In my experience the carrot and stick approach is enlisted by ruling elites in order to keep the masses under control.
And the Church was part of the Conservative Establishment.
So it would seem that instead of changing the State in line with Jesus' religion they changed his religion to suit the State.
And they based their teachings upon such things as tradition which Jesus had criticized in the Pharisees.
Hence the whited sepulchres.
It may come as a surprise to some, however, that this does not reflect the nature of God.
How could God's representatives not reflect the true nature of God?
Precisely for the reasons stated above.
Jesus said that the world did not know God.
It still does not.
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