The Purpose of Jesus

Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king: to this end was I born, and for this end came I into the world; and for this purpose I came, that I should bear witness to the truth; and everyone who is of the truth, heareth my voice” from The Gospel of Nicodemus, also called The Acts of Pontius Pilate    

    So the purpose of Jesus was to teach the truth and not to die for our sins. You wouldn’t know that from most modern Christian churches who seem to teach that the only reason for Jesus to be here was to die as a sacrifice for us. What a really strange and barbaric concept! If Christ came to Earth just to die here, why bother at all?

    No, Christ, as Jesus, came to teach the truth. But why would that be necessary if the priests at the temple were already doing that? The obvious answer, is that they were not teaching the truth, especially after the Romans took over the land and made the priests teach what they wished them to teach.

    Also, if Jesus came to teach the truth, then the scriptures being used by the Jews at that time were not completely true, or at least the interpretation of them wasn’t. And yet, in most Christian churches, those old testament books that Jesus came to correct are now part of their Christian Bible. Why? Do they think Jesus was lying when he said the priests of the temple were teaching falsehoods?

    If you read the books of the old testament, you will see that the God of the old testament, or most of it anyway, was an angry god, a violent god, a vengeful god, a jealous god (how could the real God possibly be jealous of anyone?). But in the new testament, Jesus speaks of a loving Father in heaven, a tolerant and forgiving Father, a God that is so much different from the old testament that it is like Jeckle and Hyde. Obviously, they are not the same.

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Being Complete

It is the destiny and life work of all things to unfold their essence, hence their divine being, and therefore, the Divine Unity itself—to reveal God in their external and transient being.” ~Ralph Waldo Trine

    Many people think that money, property, or other material possessions will bring them happiness. While there is some truth to that, if we look closely at the wealthy and privileged among us, we will see that they are no happier than the rest of us. There problems are different, but they still have them. They may not worry about how they are going to be able to make a mortgage payment, but they worry about thieves stealing what they have.

    The most important thing is that, no matter what you have, you usually are not satisfied. You still feel a kind of emptiness and you look for more. Unfortunately, many simply don’t know where to look for what is needed. It is found in the above quote. What we are all looking for, regardless or our religious beliefs, ore even if we have religious beliefs, is personal completeness. We have a deep down feeling that we are incomplete, we are missing something. Getting more money, more property, more power just doesn’t make that feeling go away because those are not the things we need. What we need is to awaken our souls, to nourish them and communicate with God and the angels so that we can become a fully enlightened spiritual being and can help others to do the same. Until we do that, we will never feel complete because we wont be complete.

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Gaining Knowledge and Wisdom

When we rely on other people for what we need to know, we are vulnerable to their mistakes. What others give us may be sincere and it may be genuine, but all information is a matter of how we read it. What one person says with one meaning may reach the ear of another with a different understanding. Wisdom comes from the same source regardless of where we hear it, but it is better to take words of wisdom and work them through our own mind for direction and understanding.” ~from the book A Cherokee Feast of Days by Joyce Sequichie

    In our world today, it is very often the case that the people who are considered experts on certain subjects have actually done no real research or experimentation to discover the things they are expert at. There expertise comes entirely from reading books or attending lectures given by other experts, who themselves may have learned the same way. They learn of their world, not from experience, but from what others tell them.   Of course, it is understandable that we can’t research everything all over again from scratch, but we also can’t blindly trust what others have done and their interpretation of it.

    I recently completed the classic novel, Don Quixote, which I recommend very highly, about a guy who reads many books about the art of chivalry or, more specifically, about the adventures of those fabulous knights in shining armor, without realizing that most of the books are complete fiction. As a result, Quixote decides, long after the age of knights has ended, that he is going to be one. Many of the so-called experts of today resemble Don Quixote far more that they, or their followers, like to admit.

    While this reliance on someone else’s written or spoken words as a source of knowledge is common in all fields, it is especially common in religion and spirituality.

    In many churches, and even in many spiritual groups, the minister, guru, or some holy book is the only source of knowledge. The Gnostics and St. Thomas knew that such knowledge was always limited, incomplete, and subject to interpretation. The only way to get true spiritual knowledge, not just the superficial kind, but the knowledge and wisdom that will awaken our souls and reveal to us our true mission as given by God, is to communicate directly with God, the angels, and the other Beings of Light. And the primary purpose of the minister, guru, or spiritual teacher should be to teach us how to do that.

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Why Does God Create?

    In the beginning, if I can use that expression for something that is really not time dependent, God was all there was. But then He began to create. He created Christ, the first creation. He created the angels and the spiritual worlds. But why? Why does God create? This is something theologians, philosophers and others have considered for many centuries.

    The answer that I see most often in spiritual writings is that God is on a mission of self discovery. He is trying to understand himself and his capabilities by creating various lesser beings and observing them. At first, this answer seems to make a lot of sense, but when you think about it a bit more, you might notice one serious flaw in this theory: it implies that there are things that God does not know and therefore is trying to learn. That, of course, cannot be true.

    Another simpler theory works better for me. God is simply thinking. Because He is God, whatever he things, He creates merely by thinking about it. Since God things about the things He already knows, he creates accordingly. He does not create something He knows nothing about, then tries to figure out what it is and what it does, that doesn’t make sense.

    Just think of how humans create. A person who is a computer expert doesn’t suddenly invent a new rocket fuel because fuels are something he knows nothing about. If a computer expert invents something, it will be related to the field he knows. The same with other experts. And, while it is true that people invent new things by taking the knowledge they already have, and then doing experiments to learn more, to assume that God would do the same type of experimentation is to bring him down to our level which is simply not true.

    God already knows everything that exists now, in the past, and in the future. And, if there was something that He didn’t know, He could never learn it, because He is the source of all knowledge.

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