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External source: KJV, Public Domain
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
(~2 Corinthians 1:21-22)
But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
(~1 John 2:27)
Originally posted by dbrandt
The name Christ links Him with deity. Together the tells us who He is.
Originally posted by Paul of Nisbis
and while the Mashiach is indeed YHWH incarnate,
He has other names/titles which more directly indicate His deity.
posted by Enkidu
P.S. -- Jesus's last name was "ben Yusef." Or, if you prefer, Josephson. [Edited by Don W]
posted by sayswho
For reasons unknown there are intelligent people who are religious. Some of them tried to insert a modicum of reason into Christian teachings. A visiting Christian scholar - oxymoron? - on loan from Union Seminary, the Princeton Institute of Advanced Studies of seminaries, painted a very liberal portrait of the composite Jesus. The good doctor’s picture was devoid of condemnation, thumperism and wild unsubstantiated claims of miracles. He painted a good Jesus, as it were.
Rather then discuss whether Jesus had a consciousness why not discuss other man made concepts in total. If there actually were a Jesus he or she if you can believe the man made idea of a “virgin birth,” - say Athena out of Zeus’ forehead - he/she/it most likely had a consciousness. As for the trinity the 4th century concept has confused Christians for good reason. Like most man made ideas it is illogical and fraught with contradiction. The final agreement after more than a century of arguing and political in-fighting is self contradictory and prima facie absurd. That's my story and I'm stickin to it. [Edited by Don W]
Originally posted by sayswho
DonWhite: I believe you are correct in your opinion that the version of Christianity we know today is not ancient at all but fairly recent and very political. I also agree that Paul or Saul was the original builder of the 'new and improved Judaism' later to metamorph into what we know as Christianity.
Regarding the development of modern ChristianityI am not referring to the beliefs of the faithful but the machinations of the movers and shakers, the “officials” of the organized church.
Originally posted by dnero6911
Why does everyone call Jesus, Jesus Christ? ... as if that was his last name....
Originally posted by sayswho
Remember that St Augustine was a very flawed individual
He is responsible for mixing his psychosis with his first religion, that of Mani, and mixing that with Catholic teachings to arrive at a classic example of the musings of the psychotic mind. He is responsible for the deeply flawed idea of original sin an idea that is responsible for centuries of unnecessary, gratuitous guilt for the innocent and intellectually lazy faithful..