How can I say such a thing? Ask any Christian, this is blasphemy, ONLY “Christ” can save us. Either you believe the Doctrine or you are going to hell. Period. Only through their church are we saved.
They run to the Bible, but they also forget there are other Scriptures not included in the Canon edition. These elaborate on what Jesus taught in his ministry on earth. We cannot leave them out? Review what he said in the Bible but also consider these.
In the Gospel of Thomas:
Jesus says: “If those who lead you say to you: ‘Look, the kingdom is in the sky!’ then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you: ‘It is in the sea,’ then the fishes will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you and outside of you.” “When you come to know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will realize that you are the children of the living Father. But if you do not come to know yourselves, then you exist in poverty, and you are poverty.” (Thomas #3 )
Jesus saw infants being suckled. He said to his disciples: “These little ones being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom.” They said to him: “Then will we enter the kingdom as little ones?” Jesus said to them: “When you make the two into one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside and the above like the below — that is, to make the male and the female into a single one, so that the male will not be male and the female will not be female — and when you make eyes instead of an eye and a hand instead of a hand and a foot instead of a foot, an image instead of an image, then you will enter [the kingdom].” (Thomas # 22)
This was also the Title for my ACIM Workbook Lesson for today #70 What does this lesson actually say ? First question I had to resolve was “Who is the ‘ME’ it’s talking about ?”.
The ‘ME’ is the realization that we are the ‘Children of God’ or “The Christ”‘ – One with God and One with Christ and the Holy Spirit. It’s THEN that we will know ourselves. Salvation comes from this Knowledge – NOT, that we save ourselves, BUT rather that we DO NOT CONDMN ourselves. View the world and everything through Christ’s VISION. “First: Seek Ye first the Kingdom of God and Second – LOVE, [and SEE ] your neighbor AS YOURSELF.”
Jesus says: “If the flesh came into being because of the spirit, it is a wonder. But if the spirit (came into being) because of the body, it is a wonder of wonders. Yet I marvel at how this great wealth has taken up residence in this poverty.” (Thomas #29)
This poverty, He is speaking about , is the BODY – We are SPIRIT, Created in he Likeness and Image of our ‘Father’ , forever ‘ONE’ with God in Heaven. The older brother, or family of God, the inclusive SON, as in the Prodigal Son story.. By condemning ourselves by limiting our existence to a body, we are the ‘resident’ in poverty.
However, We need always seek the Vision of Christ for clarity, and say,
“I am not a body, I am free. For I am still as God Created me.”
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