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But, I am 100% correct on this.
Jesus never claimed to be God...
He said "Abide in Me and I will abide in you," and He said "He who has Me in Himself has also the Father."
All is contained in Christ Himself, and he who wishes to have Christ should recognize the Crucifix as a proposal.
but not the second, not because I cannot, but because I find it to be in poor taste to show pigs my pearls and then watch them trample upon them.
The Son of God had to become the Son of man in order to redeem humanity. We would remain flesh and blood eating poisoned food if Jesus had not broken Himself as bread to give us the Food and Drink of Paradise. We were placed into the slavery of sin by Adam and redeemed from that slavery by Christ.
I am dust particles in sunlight,
I am the round sun.
To the bits of dust I say, Stay.
To the sun, Keep moving.
I am morning mist,
and the breathing of evening.
I am wind in the top of a grove,
and surf on the cliff.
Mast, rudder, helmsman, and keel,
I am also the coral reef they founder on.
I am a tree with a trained parrot in its branches.
Silence, thought, and voice.
The musical air coming through a flute,
a spark of stone, a flickering
in metal. Both candle,
and the moth crazy around it.
Rose, and the nightingale
lost in the fragrance.
I am all orders of being, the circling galaxy,
the evolutionary intelligence, the lift,
and the falling away. What is,
and what isn't. You who know
Jelaluddin, You the one
in all, say who
I am. Say I
As a catholic, I understand that Christ breaks the Bread and pours out His Blood at every mass. I do not doubt the power of baptism, I do not doubt the power of confession, I do not doubt the power of Communion or confirmation, but I see that you doubt the power of God.
It's your choice for God has given you free will and chooses not to take it away. But because you do not believe in a conscience does not make null the fact that it exists.
This was a good friend and co-worker who spoke to me, mostly arguing, about God and His existence. Today he approached me and said with a different look in his eye, almost like a broken man, 'I believe.'
Rumi saying he is the alpha and omega.
Maybe you just are gonna counter and say, 'I don't believe in the dogma of guilt, sin, and hellfire'. but I believe that man is in need of forgiveness, which when rejected to the utmost extent, can no longer offer itself.
Thus man is placed in the state we call 'hell', which is the horribly limited space of hopelessness within our own hearts.