posted on Dec, 9 2008 @ 06:53 AM
Originally posted by Beanie_pianoforte
Christs death was just an example not a sacrifice for sins
I didn't agree with the other stuff, but this I do somewhat agree with. Except rather than saying his death, I would say his life was the example,
and he was not a sacrifice for sins.
Jesus says true believers will follow his example, and by following his example you will be saved. By embracing his idol, thinking you do not have
to follow his example you are being decieved down a wide path.
When the rich man comes to Jesus, does Jesus tell the rich man to just believe? No, he requires the Rich man to give his riches to the poor. He says
it is easier to get a camel through the eye of a needle than to get a rich man into heaven. If that same rich man came to your church, he would not
have to do the same, just believe in Jesus. For wide is the path the church teaches.
God doesn't have to sacrifice Jesus to forgive you. God could simply give people the cross or some other symbol and say believe in this. Jesus
had to come to the world to give understanding to people, and those who follow the path he gave will be saved. He did this even though he didn't
have to, he died showing you the correct example and how to follow the commandments and how you can get into heaven. To say he went through all
that pain as a superfical sacrifice that can "wash your sins away" is just a bunch of deception for the blind leading the blind. It's a wide
path where you can do anything you want and just believe in some symbol and be saved.
Take a look at the story of Moses and the golden bull. Do you know why the people who were worshiping the golden bull were wrong? Because they had
fashioned a false idol instead of embracing the teaching. They believed by following the symbolism instead of the teachings they were doing the right
thing. You can bet the people who were smart enough to follow the teachings of the time rather than worshipping idols weren't out there doing
Take the narrow path.