posted on Nov, 21 2008 @ 11:35 PM
Originally posted by Hallberg Rassy
It was organized Christianity that usurped the message of Christ from a personal relationship with the Divine, and replaced it with a relationship to
an organized theocracy.
I actually agree with the things you just wrote. There are three possible explanations why the Church ommitted certain things from the Bible:
1. Deliberately trying to hinder individual spiritual development.
2. They really felt certain things were heresy and were trying to help our spiritual development.
3. They didn't understand certain things, so they left out what they couldn't explain (this is me just trying to be nice to them).
No matter what they have controlled the content of Jesus' teachings and of course, I'm of the opinion, that Jesus knew this would end up happening
and this is the very reason there is an elect group of people, that he makes known his mysteries to.
In Thomas he says: "I will choose you one out of a thousand and two out of ten thousand and you will stand as a single one." This is so that
people can stand up and give testimony to the real truth. There is always going to be a need for guides, as long as there is a lack of wisdom and
understanding. Furthermore, the saying found in Thomas is backed up in the Old Testament: Jer 3:14 "Return, faithless people", declares the Lord,
"for I am your husband. I will choose you - one from a town and two from a clan and bring you to Zion."
I think discussions like this are so needed.
[edit on 21-11-2008 by Myrtales Instinct]