cropped-img_0360-1-e1509913859388.pngFirst off, I ‘d like to apologize for being absent so long. I’ll assure you it wasn’t intentional. Family duties have required my traveling out of town long distances the last two week-ends. In addition, what spare time I’ve had has been spent working feverishly in our gardens getting spring planting done for out community kitchen. The combination of terrible weather (cold, and wet) and obligatory travel has put a real cramp on our efforts, but we’re on top of it now. So, back to today’s word post. It occurred to me that the new testament is rife with vague references to Jesus activities, especially post-resurrection. I have pondered that situation for years before making some final conclusions. First of all, if we, as Christians, believe that Jesus ‘death atoned for our sins and guaranteed our salvation, then the “resurrection” was superfluous; we were saved by His sacrificial death, not by His resurrection. I believe, without reservation, that the resurrection story was concocted to satisfy the Jews’ preconceived idea that the Messiah was going to recreate paradise just for them. Therein lies all the vague, foggy stories told in all the gospels except Mark’s. You will recall, Mark wrote the first gospel, and it ends abruptly with the two Marys approaching the tomb of Jesus only to find it empty. One wonders what happened to the Roman guards. Why did Mark end his story there? My strong suspicion lies in the fact that the story-telling  (fabrication) hadn’t been developed that far yet when Mark was writing. It was years later that Matthew and Luke sweetened the plot, and many years later that John’s writers added more to the story. I realize that what I am writing will “tick lots of people off”, because preachers and churches and religions of all sorts are making a fortune selling what I consider to be mythology. I have explained in explicit, scientific, historical and irrefutable philosophically sound terms why what I say is true. Mark was Paul’s companion. He knew that Paul had been told that Jesus was coming back to establish paradise. Paul thought that event was imminent; maybe tomorrow, because that’s what his informants (those whom he persecuted) related to him. Several years later, when the “second coming” had not occurred, Mark
“kicked the can down the road” several years by quoting Jesus as saying that the end of the world with His second coming would happen before the current generation (40 years) had passed. Well, it has been nearly 2000 years and no second coming yet. What does that mean? To me, it means that its not going to happen. God would have to change His nature for it to happen (not a chance of that). What it does mean is the idea of the Bible being the true inspired word of God is also a myth. The New Testament is nothing more than the continuation of the selfish ideation of the Jews in an effort to gain power, money and control.  If it were the sacred word of God, and “dictated” by Him so to speak, there’s not a chance of it becoming so fragmented and distorted as it has. Consider this; there are 33,000 so-called Christian denominations claiming to be the correct one world-wide. My take is straight forward: Jesus did, in fact die for the salvation if the entire universe. His message of good news (gospel) to his apostles was to tell the entire world that they had been saved with no strings attached. They neither understood, nor wanted to understand. They selfishly only wanted paradise just for themselves alone and they wanted it now. That story had to be told and fulfilled. Hence all the vagaries in the “word”. If you have even the slightest interest in knowing the factual truth concerning these matters, you desperately need to read my little book Wilderness Cry- A Scientific and Philosophical Approach to Understanding God and the Universe. It contains not even one “vague” word.  Amazon, Kindle, et al.  All comments welcomed.

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