reply to post by sk0rpi0n
Jesus' actual words have not been idolized by Christians.
What has been idolized are the various doctrines about Jesus' sin sacrifice. Whats even strange are the methods used to give Jesus sin sacrifice OT
To rephrase: The current generation of Christians did not decide what its canon of scripture is. They inherited it from an already established Roman
Empire and Christian Council approved set of writings. That list of four canonical gospels is the source that Christians use to read the words of
Jesus. That canon is idolized. The approved gospels include constructed or reconstructed accounts of what happened to Jesus. The accounts don't
As for Roman world interaction from the earliest times, Christians latched onto the Old Testament as their claim to continuity with an older
recognized religion: that of Judean practice and cult worship at the Jerusalem temple, possibly the most magnificent temple in the world while it
existed. That caused pressure to explain Jesus to the world as if he were the capstone to the Old Testament, the fulfillment of the temple cult.
Unfortunately for Christianity, the only Christ concept available was the Zionist Messianic model. Anointed king on a throne in Zion, king David's
city. So taking off from all the David praising Psalms, eg. 2, 110, and the 2nd half of Zechariah, "riding on an ass" "the one who was pierced",
"the struck down shepherd", "two thirds destruction of the Jerusalem inhabitants" but eventual recognition of the King who would sit on a throne
in Jerusalem and rule the whole world from Jerusalem, and all the people of the world would be required to worship a temple based deity as one and
only god of the world, or else.
So a two comings were needed to fill this constructed requirement. I'm afraid Canonical 66 book Christianity has no way of avoiding being Zionist,
either literal (dispensationalist) or figurative (Zion in heaven with Messiah on a throne in heaven).
Fundamentalist Christians do not allow that Jesus had the authority to relax Old Testament laws in favor of better laws, laws less racist and brutal,
more humane and universal. They hold to all the racism and brutality. They hold to a view of a god who delighted in killing his own son ( for the sake
of the blessed self identified believers ).
Can you provide the quote from Koran that says that God can forgive anyone He wants to, and isn't compelled by any requirement for blood sacrifice?