These people truly believe that this man is Jesus.. as they feel he is
Can you claim with absolute certainty they are wrong? I can make no claim either way as I certainly can't claim to be an absolute authority on the
That said, please re-read my post you replied to if you so desire. I was attempting to make a distinction that is lost when considering the subject
regarding a specific person.
To me question is still open.. would Jesus be in some rural area just for some people to see and "feel" or would he be more public figure?
I will attempt my expression of a certain perspective again.
Rather than waiting for an individual person... what if "Jesus" is simply one culture's label for a certain type of personality. A personality that
some individuals have exuded particularly powerfully in ways that happened to be written about enough to reach us through history.
Many are waiting for what ultimately amounts to an extra-terrestrial or extra-dimensional being to come and "save them". However if it is the arrival
of a type of personality in ourselves... and this is a personality that all choose to "embrace"... then the entire interpretation as well as
recognition of "our savior" makes much more tangible sense.
Let's work with "Jesus" as a stand in label for Honesty, Respect for others, and a degree of Wisdom regarding the works of the "Devil"... which is
itself a label for Lies, Disrespect, and a lack of Wisdom regarding acting as such.
All of the teachings that developed after people who lived as such wind up being distorted methods of trying to get people to be genuinely honest with
themselves and those around them. No small challenge as anyone who has actually
tried to be 100% honest with themselves can attest.
In order to prevent people from "finding Jesus"... this interpretation is externalized into a single person that everyone has to wait for rather than
discovering themselves. Or overly complicated rituals/systems that only work for certain types of people and dance around the underlying principles
being sought. Giving them lip service, but not really demanding them of the adherents for a variety of reasons.
All the while externalizing "the enemy" into someone else to pass the blame to and not take personal responsibility. This helps perpetuate the power
of certain types of people knowingly living in lies/disrespect using other people's lies/doubt/fear to control them.
When a person living in lies comes face to face with someone who truly lives in honesty... it can have the effect as described in the OP. When a
person living in honesty but not realizing that this means they are living "as Jesus lived" comes face to face with this recognition it can have the
overwhelming joy and "loosing of bonds" effect as well.
Those who walk in honesty certainly can still have their bodies harmed/destroyed... but they do not walk in the sort of fear a person living in lies
does. They carry a certainty of self that is simply not possible when burdened with lies or disrespect for others.
Thus what I meant regarding it not needing to be one person even if it is one "archetype" being personified.
What is more likely to "save mankind"? The arrival of a specific person or the arrival of a type of personality people of all types embrace?
You ask whether "he" would be rural or public... but when we're talking about a personality of mind that is universally rejoiced due to its effect on
those who come into contact with it regardless of location, time, and place... then it need not be constrained to any one person or place.
There is no doubt what we are seeing when face to face with genuine honesty, respect, and wisdom. "Followers" of Honesty, Respect, and Wisdom will
embrace this personality as part of themselves making it far more powerful and lasting than any single public figure.
What do you think the exploitative power seekers of the world fear more? One person with a certain personality/power... or a public with a certain
edit on 25-3-2014 by ErgoTheMirror because: Cleanup