The Brother Of Jesus And The Lost Teachings Of Christianity
This statement should provoke great thought in the reader who is under the misconception that our Heavenly Father would destroy or forever cut off one of his sons or daughters who are lost in this world. If the whole of our race will one day be perfected from the first man to the last, then there are many grave misconceptions on the part of believers today.
Can this Omega of Creation be brought about if it were possible for God to change His mind, and interrupt the birth process that God brought about, and forced mankind to endure the futility of?
Greetings Jared Page:
Greetings John Stossel:
When I was watching George Bush land in Baghdad, it appears that few of his critics understand what he is attempting to accomplish. The last people Americans encountered who believed it was a higher calling to die for their god, was the Japanese in WWII -- and this forgotten reality played heavily into the factor of why Truman dropped the atomic bomb on Japan in order to drive them to surrender. His father, the previous President Bush, had been shot down as a pilot, and actually swam away from land because the Japanese had been eating the organs of the Americans they captured. And in seeing the similarities between the Japanese, and radical Islam who both believed it is an honor and obligation to die for their god, President Bush is attempting to provide a very holistic solution to the barbaric violence which not only permeats much of Islam -- violence directed not only towards non-Muslims and women, but also Muslims who are members of other sects within Islam. Yet, when I saw the picture of President Bush landing in Iraq, what came to mind is the American hypocrisy and Constitutional apostasy that engulfs us as a nation.
The horrible and ever looming reality that all people within the Church attempt to ignore, is the ever mounting evidence that the Ebionites were not the heretics that the Gentile Christians proclaimed they were -- but rather, very much represented the true teachings of Jesus just as many of the scholars have begun to realize (see http://ebionite.com/Evidence_of_the_Ebionites.htm ). After all, the Ebionites were drawn from the very number of Jews who were Jesus' constant companions -- and to suppose that discussions did not arise over the nature of God -- or man's relationship to God -- is pure lunacy. I particularly liked Brian McLaren's statement: "One of the problems is that the average Christian in the average church who listens to the average Christian broadcasting has such an oversimplified understanding of both the Bible and of church history - it would be deeply disturbing for them to really learn about church history." (see http://ebionite.com/TwoWrongs.htm ). The fact that most Christians are absolutely clueless as to how their doctrines of belief came to be formed -- and they have no idea that the very people who personally interacted with Jesus, came to be judged as heretics -- by idol worshiping heathens who were orgy driven and intoxicated pagans looking for a god that would permit them to continue to live their sensual hedonistic lifestyle, while being assured of salvation without any real change in thinking and actions, most believers would be in shock and awe if they truly knew the history of both the Bible and the Church!
I so liked the title of Jim Wallis book, God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It, that I decided to use it as part of my response to the Christianity Today and Lisa Ann Cockrel's interview with Brian McLaren on the implications of the Da Vinci Code. You can find my web page containing the below letter which is entitled Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right http://ebionite.com/TwoWrongs.htm. If Mr. Wallis or Sojourners magazine would like to respond to what I have written, then I would be glad to engage them in dialogue. The Truth is not in who is right or who is wrong with respect to liberals and conservatives -- but rather, the degree of truth that each side possesses, and how blind each side is in their condemnation of the other. That the Right gets it wrong, and the Left doesn't get it, is because each is attempting to create manmade doctrines in the endeavor to explain the great voids created by the Church of Constantine. And while the Da Vinci Code has begun to initiate many questions regarding the divinity of Jesus -- which has in turn spawned many inquiries into why the original Ebionites were condemned by the Gentiles who were generally too heathen to comprehend and embrace the very spiritual teachings of Jesus and TheWay -- eventually the world will take notice that the Truth was known all along, but the Church (liberal and conservative) chose to ignore what the Hand of God provided in answer to their prayers for greater truth and understanding.