posted on Apr, 29 2013 @ 12:55 PM
reply to post by vethumanbeing
Originally posted by backcase
reply to post by Wanderer777
Yes, I agree, but when I go to church I see it as a more serious type of thing. I attend a Catholic church btw. The Eucharist is my reason for
staying. The Body of God is there in that tabernacle, and I am sure it is true for other churches.
Do you know of any relations between pentecostal churches and the Catholic church. All religion bashing aside here.
Originally posted by Vethumanbeing
I know of no other individualized sacrifical churches personally. The Prot-Eestant does not eat or drink of the body of Christ. The EUCHARIST is miss
identified. It really means YOU-ARE-CHRIST. That means you as a vessel are unknowingly cannibalizing Jesus and will lead to all kinds of mischiff.
Your Local Bishop/ Parish priest never told you; the wafer/flesh the grapewinejuice/blood you injest is Jesus, this is macabe, sick thinking. Why
would you EAT/CONSUME YOUR OWN SAVIOR?
Bart Ehrman, a distinguished professor, of Religious Studies, has cearly shown in his appraisals, of the Chrstian Gnostic texts, that the early RCC
did not understand many of their teachings. This is how I see Christianity being formed; some literal interprations were correct, and some were
incorrect, i.e. they were never meant to be taken literally.
Like yourself, I believe Jesus was an Essene, from Nazareth, and that the Essenes were the early forerunners of the pre-Christian Judaic Gnosticism.
There are just too many similar beliefs held by the Essenes, which run parallel, with many of Jesus teachings and that of the Christian Gnostics. And
added to that, there are too many similar usages of coded words, and specific key phrases used, by both the Essenes/Gnostics, and Jesus.
That aspect of Christianity (i.e. John 6:53, Matthew 26:26-28) was turned into a literal interpretation IMO, when it is really meant to be a metaphor
for something else. The metaphoric and true real interpretation, is encoded within the writings of the Essenes and also in a few of the Gnostic texts.
The answer can be found by anyone, if they use discernment and research the texts.