posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 08:23 PM
"Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken"
Here's where problem with Christianity began:
-The original intent of the gospel was to reform JEWISH tradition and teach them the error of their way. The were the lost sheep of Israel; the
ceremonially religious that promoted the dogmas and traditions of their faith while hiding the "keys of knowledge" for themselves, earning the title
-The disciples were told to "go unto the lost sheep" and "not into the way of the gentile or the Samaritan."
There were 12, until Judas was replaced by a 'drawing of lots' between Matthew and Barnabus;
-Matthew became the replacement disciple, not Barnabus, and not Paul.
-Paul was a self-proclaimed apostle of "Christ." He claimed that HE was instructed by God to proclaim the gospel to the Gentiles. Paul was a
Pharisee, the religious sect that Jesus originally came to chastise.
-Paul's letters account for 66% of the new testament. They are noticeably different in their 'tone' than that of the gospels. His doctrine is
directly refuted by James, especially in the debate of "faith without works." James' Letters attempt to put things in perspective using a
simplistic and direct approach. It is easy to see that Paul's letters are very confusing. One might even say he is an "author of confusion."
-Paul preaches the doctrine of "Christ" and refers to this "Christ Jesus", putting emphasis on Christ and the crucifixion. Strangely, he refers
to himself as a "slave of Jesus Christ' in that order. His doctrine is centered around the crucifixion as the required mode of "salvation" based
solely on the belief that this took place in order to appropriate our sinful deeds.
-Secondary to Paul's emphasis on the crucifixion is his doctrine of the 'body of Christ.' While he preaches blind faith in the crucifixion of
Christ, he also preaches that 'believers' are the members of the same body of Christ. This, of course is the central theme of the church.
-He also seems to have taken on the task of identifying and delivering the 'holy spirit' and is the first to mention the 'gifts' of the spirit
available only to the members of the body of Christ.
-His doctrine is 'Christianity,' ...again with the focus on 'Christ' which is the 'other' Christ mentioned by Jesus that was to come. This
Christ consists of the 'members' of its body, and thereby is the reason I believe this body is what is referred to as the 'Beast' in revelation.
It fits the description. I could go on about this as others have, complete with numbers adding up to 666 and all the other BS that people feed their
semiotic lusts with, but I'm tired of being 'that guy'. I believe doing this leaves room for error and coincidental connections...
-There are many solid connections to be made based on the words of Jesus and his warnings of who and what would come after him.
-Jesus warns of the leaven (false doctrine) of the Pharisees
-Those who will come after him preaching a different 'Christ'
-Those who would THINK they were doing a service to God, but in reality would be responsible for many deaths
-The one who is called "Least" -and teaches men to transgress (Paul means little/small in greek)
-The one who would come in sheep's clothing but inside is a 'ravening wolf' (Paul is from the tribe of Benjamin. In Genesis 49, the tribes of
Israel are listed with a sort of profile for each. Benjamin is listed last and is described as "a ravening wolf"
-Jesus listed his 12 disciples and called them the apostles. Paul called himself an apostle.
I believe Paul's 2/3 of the NT contain many 'tares' that had to have been allowed to grow up with the wheat. But where is the wheat found? I'll
get to that...The rest Is that the broad path that was mentioned that leads to death. I believe it is clear in it's focus on the death of Christ as
the very means of salvation. "there is a way that seems right to a man, but that way ends in death". Sounds like this path seems right to most, yet
leads to death. But I believe there is a much ,much narrower path that we must seek than that which we are left with. it is from this portion that we
can 'discern' the truth.
A interesting thing to consider is that once we have an idea of what it is that we are seeking, even Paul's doctrine can be seen in that light and
it becomes apparent that his doctrine is actually a visible warning and EXAMPLE of the path leading to death. It becomes clear that what he is
preaching is the reality of the current condition and path the reader is on. He knows this path because of the fact that the seeker reading in his
So to me, it is safe to say that we are free to believe whatever we choose, even if we decide to overlook details that are there for the purpose of
changing our mind...or the simplicity that is found in statements that would undoubtedly resolve a multitude of disputed contradiction...such as:
"God is love" , "there is no fear in love" , "nothing is impossible with god" , "take heart" , "do not lose heart" , "this people honor me
with their lips, but their heart is far from me" , "the son who is in the bossom of the father" , "I am in the father" , "the father speaks
through me" , "I speak not on behalf of myself" , "because of the hardness of their hearts..." , "the law is written on the tablets of the
heart" , "I receive not my doctrine from man" , "The whole have no need for a physician" , "seek YE first the kingdom of God" , "the kingdom
is within you"
The fruit of this "common" faith can be observed in Christianity and is best described as hypocrisy. "but go and learn what this means, I desire
mercy and not sacrifice."
I refuse to deny myself, not out of narcissism but out of healthy self love and respect. I learned that it is impossible to give something to
another that you do not have. So one must learn to love and respect themselves for who they are, despite their inability to satisfy the 'model'
that is shoved in our face. We must deny the notion that conforming to a faith that is shared by almost 2 billion members of this 'body' is the
narrow path.The only narrow path is the path of an INDIVIDUAL and not that of a shared faith. Forget righteousness, it is nothing more than
sheep's clothing that can be worn by anyone. It is a backwards model and is the same as only "washing the outside of the cup." The most difficult
task for us in this world is the ability to trust in ourselves without relying on a majority as evidence of truth.
But, for the sake of those who need this reassurance, the truth is still there in the bible, requiring many 'stripes' before being accepted. I am
telling you, the undoing of the damage caused by Christianity is a nightmare, but your labor wouldn't be in vain and will leave you stronger and more
passionate about the constant struggle for life.
Once we stop believing out of fear and shame, and start trusting in the truth that only exists in the heart, we will see that the only evil is
ignorance and is fed to us from without. Aren't we all here to 'deny ignorance'?
There is a seed that exists in all of us. After being planted it requires nourishment. This is our inner tree of life. We can either nourish it with
love and respect for ourselves and or neighbor, or we can extinguish by conforming to a belief that is dangerously contrary to the truth our heart