The kingdom of God is within you. Thus Jesus had no reason to fear dying on the cross. By his death, he gained the heavenly kingdom, and demonstrated
to us his lessons of how to bring that kingdom about on earth. Without his death on the cross, his message would have been transparent and corrupted.
It was what he had to do to teach mankind a lesson. Jesus did not teach medicine. The OP failed in anyway to demonstrate anything that would even
remotely hint that Jesus' lessons were talking about medicine or science.
Jesus presented a clear message that each and everyone of us are part and parcel, completely and truly, without a doubt and undeniably, one with God.
God is the whole of this existence. We are not separate from him. What blinds us to this fact is fear and doubt caused by this fear.
When you come to accept the fact that God is within you and ALL Man, then you will realise that when you transgress against another, you transgress
against God. Thus:
Luke 8:16-17 "No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a container, or puts it under a bed; but puts it on a stand, that those who enter
in may see the light. For nothing is hidden, that will not be revealed; nor anything secret, that will not be known and come to light."
Luke 11:33-36 "No man, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a cellar, nor under a basket, but on a stand, that those who enter in may see the
light. The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore when your eye is good, your whole body is also full of light; but when it is evil, your body also is
full of darkness. Therefore see whether the light that is in you isn’t darkness. If therefore your whole body is full of light, having no part dark,
it will be wholly full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining gives you light."
This realisation should lead one to the conclusion that the only way to truly live in peace with all these manifestations of God walking around, you
must love them. This must be the foundation for your belief for others to be as free as you wish to be. Accepting this realisation, you must then
build up within you a new system of belief that accepts all for who they are. Thus:
Luke 6:47-49 Everyone who comes to me, and hears my words, and does them, I will show you who he is like. He is like a man building a house,
who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation on the rock. When a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it, because it
was founded on the rock. But he who hears, and doesn’t do, is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the
stream broke, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great."
One cannot simply cover his old belief with a new belief of love. The hate contained in the old belief will only diminish the perceived love in the
Luke 5:36 He also told a parable to them. "No one puts a piece from a new garment on an old garment, or else he will tear the new, and also the
piece from the new will not match the old."
Luke 5:37,38 No one puts new wine into old wineskins, or else the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled, and the skins will be
destroyed. But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved. No man having drunk old wine immediately desires new, for he says,
‘The old is better.’"
Now not everyone is ready and prepared to divest themselves of their old hatreds. It is not your place to change them, they must change themselves.
All you can do is plant the seeds of Love. The seeds of love is the word of God. It is the only way we can live together peacefully being as different
as we all are. Thus:
Luke 8:4-15 When a great multitude came together, and people from every city were coming to him, he spoke by a parable. "The farmer went out to
sow his seed. As he sowed,
some fell along the road, and it was trampled under foot,
and the birds of the sky devoured it.
other seed fell on the rock, and as soon as it grew, it withered away, because it had no moisture.
Other fell amid the thorns, and the thorns grew with it, and choked it.
Other fell into the good ground, and grew, and brought forth fruit one hundred times."
As he said these things, he called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" Then his disciples asked him, "What does this parable mean?" He
said, "To you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God, but to the rest in parables; that ‘seeing they may not see, and hearing they
may not understand.’ Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Those along the road are those who hear, then the devil comes, and takes away the word from their heart, that they may not believe and be saved. Those
on the rock are they who, when they hear, receive the word with joy but these have no root, who believe for a while, then fall away in time of
temptation. That which fell among the thorns, these are those who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with cares, riches, and
pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity. That in the good ground, these are such as in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, hold
it tightly, and bring forth fruit with patience.
The understanding that God is within you is difficult to accept for some because of their own sense of unworthiness. Their own shame or cultural
upbringing buries this truth deep inside them. But, when you get beyond this disbelief and accept it, the joy rises within. Thus:
Luke 13:20,210 Again he said, "To what shall I compare the Kingdom of God? It is like yeast, which a woman took and hid in three measures of
flour, until it was all leavened."
And that none will take it from you...
Matt 13:44 "Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found, and hid. In his joy, he goes and sells all
that he has, and buys that field."
Matt 13:45,46 "Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who is a merchant seeking fine pearls, who having found one pearl of great price, he
went and sold all that he had, and bought it."
Each and everyone of you is a manifestation of God. You have your own connection to him that we can all learn from. Trust in it, build on it, and
share it with all. You possess treasure the rest of us do not have, just as we have that which you do not. We are not here to judge one another, but
to love one another. Thus:
Matt 13:52 He said to them, "Therefore, every scribe who has been made a disciple in the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who is a householder,
who brings out of his treasure new and old things."
No Man's testimony is worth more or less to God. He weighs us all as equal and pays us all the same price. It does not matter who came to understand
him with in them first, or who came to understand him within them last. Each is worth the same to God for each is a manifestation of God. Thus
Matt 20:1-16 "For the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who was the master of a household, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for
his vineyard. When he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. He went out about the third hour, and saw
others standing idle in the marketplace. To them he said, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ So they went
their way. Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise. About the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing
idle. He said to them, ‘Why do you stand here all day idle?’ "They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ "He said to them, ‘You also
go into the vineyard, and you will receive whatever is right.’ When evening had come, the lord of the vineyard said to his steward, ‘Call the
laborers and pay them their wages, beginning from the last to the first.’ "When those who were hired at about the eleventh hour came, they each
received a denarius. When the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise each received a denarius. When they received
it, they murmured against the master of the household, saying, ‘These last have spent one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who have borne
the burden of the day and the scorching heat!’ "But he answered one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Didn’t you agree with me for a
denarius? Take that which is yours, and go your way. It is my desire to give to this last just as much as to you. Isn’t it lawful for me to do what
I want to with what I own? Or is your eye evil, because I am good?’ So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few are
Love is the word of God my friends. Love God (this whole existence) with all your being and love your neighbor as yourself. If you call yourself
Christian but do not love all equally, are you doing your fathers work more than the Man who calls himself Atheist but does Love all equally?
Matt 21:28-32 But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first, and said, ‘Son, go work today in my vineyard.’ He
answered, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he changed his mind, and went. He came to the second, and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I go, sir,’
but he didn’t go. Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said to him, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly I tell you that
the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering into the Kingdom of God before you. For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you
didn’t believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. When you saw it, you didn’t even repent afterward, that you might
Please my friends, avoid at all cost the thought that you are more righteous to God than your non-believing neighbor. This is a trap, for one holds
himself up over others rather than sharing abundantly in the love they have inside, is a fool who thinks he has the wealth of God but does not.
Luke 12:16-21 He spoke a parable to them, saying, "The ground of a certain rich man brought forth abundantly. He reasoned within himself,
saying, ‘What will I do, because I don’t have room to store my crops?’ He said, ‘This is what I will do. I will pull down my barns, and build
bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. I will tell my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years. Take your ease,
eat, drink, be merry."‘ "But God said to him, ‘You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you. The things which you have prepared—whose
will they be?’ So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."
Lastly, we all have a different view of this wonderful creation. None of us will be able to see it completely. We do not have the longevity of life to
take such a journey. Our view is much more complete when we share with our Brothers and Sisters though. They have seen things we may never get the
chance to. So, share abundantly and with love. To do otherwise is the only sin before God. He created us all in his image, perfectly the way he wanted
us for this life.
Luke 15:8-10 Or what woman, if she had ten drachma coins, if she lost one drachma coin, wouldn’t light a lamp, sweep the house, and seek
diligently until she found it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the
drachma which I had lost.’ Even so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner repenting."
Some Christians do make it hard to want to get to know Jesus Christ. Still others want to make him something that he was not. It is unfortunate. His
lessons were lessons of true unconditional Love. He was the Son of God and the Son of Man, and he was your Brother. Thus, you too are the Sons and
Daughters of God and of Man with a heavenly kingdom within each and everyone of you. The sooner we understand Christs message, the sooner we can live
it. His death on the cross was his last testament to mankind of the greatness of his love and devotion to us all.
Creating hate, discontent, and controversy around his death only shows a lack of belief in the immortality of the soul, that divine spark within us,
which no Man has power to destroy.
Judge not, Love all, be at peace.
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