Jesus of Nazareth
referred to as Jesus, Christ or Jesus Christ (Christ meaning the ‘anointed one’).
Most Christian denominations venerate him as
God the Son incarnated and believe that he rose from the dead after being crucified. The principal sources of
information regarding Jesus are the Bible's four canonical gospels: Matthew, Luke, Mark and John.
Most critical historians agree that Jesus was a
Galilean Jewish Rabbi who was regarded as a teacher and healer in Judaea, that he was baptized by John the Baptist,
and that he was crucified in Jerusalem on the orders of the Roman Prefect, Pontius Pilate, on the charge of
sedition against the Roman Empire.
Critical Biblical scholars and historians have
offered competing descriptions of Jesus as a self-described Messiah, as the leader of an apocalyptic movement, as
an itinerant sage, as a charismatic healer, and as the founder of an independent religious movement. Most
contemporary scholars of the historical Jesus consider him to have been an independent, charismatic founder of a
Jewish restoration movement, anticipating a future apocalypse. Other prominent scholars, however, contend that
Jesus' "Kingdom of God" meant radical personal and social transformation instead of a future
Christians traditionally believe that Jesus was
born of a virgin, performed miracles, founded the Church,
died sacrificially to achieve atonement, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven, from which he will return.
The majority of Christians worship Jesus as the incarnation of God the Son, and "the Second Person of the Blessed
Trinity". A few Christian groups, however, reject Trinitarianism, wholly or partly, believing it to be
non-scriptural. Most Christian scholars today present Jesus as the awaited Messiah promised in the Old Testament
and as God, arguing that he fulfilled many Messianic prophecies of the Old Testament.
Judaism rejects the belief that Jesus was the
awaited Messiah, arguing that he did not fulfill the Messianic prophecies in the Tanakh. In Islam, Jesus (Isa) is
considered one of God's important prophets, a bringer of scripture, and the product of a virgin birth, but not the
victim of crucifixion. Islam and the Bahá'í
Faith use the title "Messiah" for Jesus, but do not
teach that he was God incarnate.
“He died for our sins,
For some that's their personal savior, personal
ticket to Heaven; if you don't accept that Jesus died for your sins, you're going to hell and ‘burn for a trillion,
trillion years’. Pretty tough sentence; pretty heavy guilt. You got a big ego to think God is out to
punish you. Jesus was martyred for bringing God's word to mankind (to say otherwise is a philosophy of horror
Jesus didn't say that. The important message
from Jesus is: “Love Your Neighbors, as You Would Love Yourself” (Love Law II). Also,
"Seek and you shall find" (Matt. 7:7 - spiritual discovery). The Holy Grail was not the cup that Christ drank out
of, it was a cup of knowledge, Most of Jesus
messages are ethereal, metaphysical and practical. Ethereal and metaphysical words were ruled
out. "Enter into your own heart and you will find salvation and happiness." With knowledge people
are brought to their own level of salvation.
Salvation really means saving yourself to get
back to 'The Other Side' intact. To save yourself from ignorance, from the addictions, the hurts, the
Darkness. To not get earthbound (Lower Mind); to not reside in the body, but above the body. And
not because you want to believe in Christ or God or the Holy Spirit (they are going to believe in you). Salvation
should mean 'loyalty', not saving. If someone does not believe in God it does not mean they are not going to
be saved. God's loyalty is continuous and ongoing. One's loyalty to God elevates you and makes your life
easier, where things will not hurt or bother you.
to come back to avenge the wicked, right?
Jesus was a direct report from God. A
very special human being sent to Earth to enlighten mankind.
In her New York Times bestseller, ‘Beyond
Belief–The Secret Gospel of Thomas’, Elaine
Pagels, Professor of Religion, Princeton University, discusses
the conflict between John and Thomas,
“From the Gospel of Thomas: Jesus said: "If
you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is
within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”
The strength of this saying is that it does not tell us what to believe but
challenges us to discover what lies hidden within ourselves.
The Gospel of Thomas and other texts were considered by the Church to be
"heretical". Only the canonical gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) were "orthodox".
The early Christian movement was shaped by political concerns: many scholars are
convinced that the New Testament Gospel of John (est. 1st century), emerged from an intense debate over who Jesus
was--or is. John's gospel was written in the heat of controversy, to defend certain views of Jesus and to
oppose others. What John opposed includes what the Gospel of Thomas teaches--that God' light shines not only
in Jesus but, potentially at least, in everyone. Thomas's gospel encourages the hearer not so much to believe in
Jesus, as John requires, as to seek to know God through one's own, divinely given capacity, since all are created
in the image of God. The Gospel of John helped provide a foundation for a unified church, which Thomas, with
its emphasis on each person's search for God, did not.”
"And Mary said: 'My soul doth magnify the
Lord'" (Luke 1:46)
Our Lord will not return for various
• As the soul magnifies, the body, the physiological form, cannot hold it that
well. The body cannot hold the magnificence of Him for very long.
• No reason for a ‘second coming’, for Christ is already here – the
Consciousness within us.
• Why would he come back considering the way He was treated. Come back to
all that negativity, fear, guilt and ignorance?
The Prince of