Originally posted by PjZ101
I think this post holds the record to my knowledge at least since i've been a member of ats of posts removed for whatever reason LOL.
That aside, i love how christians make it sound so easy and good. just accept jesus and everything he says blindly and then and only then can you be
cleansed of your sins and allowed into heaven. i have no clue how anyone could think that is fair to put people at a decision like that, sounds more
like an ultimatum than a chance at redemption.
And by the by as a kid this all sounded perfectly reasonable, but then i discovered the saying "if it seems to good to be true then it probably is."
My friend, this is the greatest distortion of what Christ was all about. I am not blaming you for your distortion for I know it is only what you have
learned from others who claim to be his followers. Please consider carefully what I am about to show you.
It is not about accepting Jesus. It is and always has been about accepting his teachings. He was the way, the truth, and the life. He showed the way
by how he dealt with others, he spoke the truth honestly from his heart, and he demonstrated his lessons with his life. What was his truth? There is
Sin is a concept invented by man and taught to others and this concept of Sin kills our very soul.
Check this out...
1At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
Look at these disciples, the closest to Jesus who learned day and night of his humility and they inquire about who will be great in Heaven? It is as
if they were not paying attention to a word out of Christ's mouth. Who will be greatest indeed. Watch how Jesus turns the tables on their vain
2And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as
little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Ha! These grown men basking in their wisdom! LOL Jesus says nay! You must become as little children. Now what sin does a little child know? Nothing is
wrong to a little Child. They flick their buggers, they giggle at their farts, they wonder at everything, they do not judge anything, they speak
honestly from the heart, they worry not for anything at all in life. They see no Sin, because they have not been taught about Sin. Oh to be of a
child's mind again. It is delightful!
4Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5And whoso shall receive one such
little child in my name receiveth me. 6But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone
were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Sin is the millstone around our neck. If you start deciding what is right and wrong behavior, it drags you down. It becomes something that burdens you
through your life for their is no absolute right and wrong. Love one another, that is all we are supposed to do. Love one another and enjoy this
wonderful world we have been given.
7Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
Sure, things are going to offend us, but if you keep it as offensive, you will never be at peace with those around you. You cannot control others, so
stop being offended by them. Love one another and let each explore the world how they choose.
8Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather
than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. 9And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better
for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
Get rid of what you think is offensive. It eats at your soul and renders the whole body corrupt. You become hateful and bitter. Stop seeing everything
as sinful and just LIVE!
10Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which
is in heaven. 11For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
Can you despise a child for the innocent things they do? Then do not despise each other. Get rid of your biases, your prejudices, your ideas of sin
and offence. It is killing us.
Some like to say Christ died for our sins. No, he died because men (The Pharasees and Saducees) were sinners. They believed in sin and had Christ
crucified for their concept of Sin.
Here is a parable on Sin.
A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. 7Then said he unto the dresser of his
vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? 8And he answering
said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: 9And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that
thou shalt cut it down.
See the owner of the fig tree wanted to just cut it down because it produced no fruit. The dresser knew better though. He asked not to remove the tree
but to allow him to care for it for a year. In that time he fertilized it, he showed it love, and he knew in doing this the tree would produce
Here Jesus Sins himself:
10And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and
was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. 12And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed
from thine infirmity. 13And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. 14And the ruler of the synagogue
answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work:
in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. 15The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on
the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? 16And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan
hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? 17And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were
ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.
See, he healed on the sabbath day which was strictly forbidden. Does it make sense to forbid good works simply for a weak concept of Sin?
Here is what he had to say on praying for forgiveness of Sins.
1And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John
also taught his disciples. 2And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy
will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. 3Give us day by day our daily bread. 4And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is
indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
Forgive your sins, for you also forgive everyone else sins against you. Don't count anything as Sin, and no sin will be counted against you.
I could go into the Judge not, lest ye be judge, and Forgive that ye shall be forgiven, but I think the point is made.
Now there are sinners out there. They are the one's who will come rushing in to say how much I am sinning with this post, or how much you are sinning
for not believing, or how much this other person is a sinner, yes indeed they ARE sinners. If they declare something a sin, they are bound by the law
which they declare and will be judged accordingly.
I am not a sinner because I do not believe in Sin. I am a follower of Christ because I have accepted his teachings. The only Law I am bound by is
Christ's Law, love one another.
Let the sinners keep their sin.
It is a millstone around their neck.