reply to post by apushforenlightment
I agree with you whole heartetly. The neglection that most Christians take part in is the fact that Jesus never stated himself as God. He said he was
one with God and that God was one with him.
Even Jesus says in Matthew 12:50: "Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother!"
There he clearly states that whoever does his Fathers will will be like him.
I also find it saddening that people who are always claiming Jesus is that or this way haven't even read the Bible/scriptures and do not even take
into fact the time it was written in.
In the hellenistic age there were all sorts of people being divinized through various cultures (though these cultures were all hellenistic do to the
modernization of hella/greek culture at that time.) like Appollonious from Greece, various Roman Ceasars, Pharaos were looked upon as God's and so on
and so forth.
We must also take into fact that the New testament wasn't written until 50 - 70 CE/AD, and at that time Christians were being scrutinized in various
cultures and conflict was even within the Christian religion as it was then. I don't even have to mention the establishment of the Christian church
was taking place at that exact time and it does have an impact on the way that the New testament was written and how the scriptures were being
Even though all of this has it's toll on the credibility of the New testament, I still have faith that there is one God over all other gods (aren't we
gods? and weren't some laws of this physical world even considered some sort of god on their own?) and that Jesus found that way to be a perfect man
and whoever deny's that what is written he did and said he has forfeited his chance to become like Jesus.
So one might say that Jesus found Christ sort to say and became him (through thought, will, desire, need, heart, soul, body and deeds)(Matthew 22:44:
"The LORD said to my Lord, Sit in the place of honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies beneath your feet." From this we can assume that the
one God told/asked Jesus to be like him) and so can we, if we wholeheartetly try to be like him. I for one wouldn't care if I didn't get all those
powers et cetera. If I don't love like he did, I have nothing at all.
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