posted on May, 19 2013 @ 10:53 AM
reply to post by metaldemon2000
Text I don't think the words of Jesus were meant to be taken literally. However organized religion has taken the opportunity to present it as
science fact so they could control the masses.
When you say organized religion just what are you saying? Are not all religions organized to some degree?
I have a problem with your premise. The first Christians were the Apostles of Christ Jesus and they were convinced that His doctrine was true by the
reported deeds that are recorded by the Apostles.
After Jesus was murdered there were about 120 or so people gathered together in the place called the upper room. It was then that the first Christian
church was formed and not by any particular person but by all who were in agreement as to Jesus being the Christ. There was no money or wealth or
power exchanged that is recorded.
After this the congregation of believers established the first Christian Temple called the Jerusalem Church. The Apostles themselves appointed
another man named James the Just to keep the church organized. Not one of the Apostles took command and received payment or authority of doctrine.
All members of this first Christian Church gave their entire wealth to the other members as Jesus taught. This was done in love for Jesus'
teachings. All shared as they prospered. No tithe or compelling threats of damnation were involved. The Apostles and many disciples of the Jerusalem
Church used the church as a home base as they went out to propagate the teachings of Christ Jesus. Not one is recorded to have done this for any power
Now this organization prospered as a Hebrew Jewish church for well over forty years or till the Romans destroyed Jerusalem and systematically murdered
the Christians in 70 AD. The rest is recorded in history but by the early second century we find that the same murderers of the Jerusalem Church are
now the owners of this movement called Christians located in Rome.
If you mean movements such as we see in the Muslim nations controlling masses then that is somewhat true. Also we can see this in the Roman Catholic
organizations but this was not the intent or practice in the true Christian movement. Another very disturbing thing is that of Jesus bashing. Why is
it that the very brotherhood of Americans always delight in bashing Christians? Is it that they are afraid of bashing Islam? Actually Islam is a
bloody, murdering religion even today and most politically correct articles praise Islam and bash Jesus. Why is that?