posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 07:55 PM
Jesus was the phi ratio man of God (Jesus the man is to the son of God as the son of God is to God yet for love to be love there is always two as the
love between the beloved and beloved other) who was filled with the spirit of God without measure, so from his perspective, there would be no other
way but through him. It's not a statement of exclusive particularism, but one of all-inclusive boundary dissolution. Thus, he's the way, the life, the
truth and the reality. Oh there are other paths and approaches, but none of them reach the apex of the mountain. Even of Buddhist thought he said
"what does it profit a man to gain the WHOLE world, but lose his own soul" (passion, character, identity). Neither can Jesus be reduced to the stature
of a merely good man, moral teacher, etc. He didn't leave any room for that when he said "I am the way" "I am the good shepherd" "I am the true vine"
"I am the light of life" "I am the gateway" etc. etc.
That said, the sight of Christians who don't even HAVE him ie: aren't in love with him and spiritually co-mingled with him (bride) running around
wielding him like a sharp sword under threat of hell, is about THE most disgraceful thing in the world today, because there's just no love in that,
only hatred really, which deep down must involve a hatred of his love which they cannot understand, so "the easier, softer way" (although not so soft
or subtle) is to turn in rage and hatred against their fellow man and tell them that they are all going to hell if they do not accept Jesus, a person,
that the so-called "Christian" doesn't even KNOW to begin with!
"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you
make him twice as much a son of hell as you are!"
It's diabolical and at enmity with his love to employ him as a threat, instead of introducing him and offering him as a loving invitation.
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