WHAT IF JESUS…-Now that’s a peculiar introduction to a writing—don’t you think? I’ll agree, it seems so but I’ll you assure the purpose will become clear.
When I was a child into young adulthood, I was taught Catholic Catechism with the authenticity of arithmetic. Of course, the main theme of that teaching was about the Ten Commandments, the commandments of the Catholic Church and belatedly about Jesus. It seemed that most of the Jesus teachings centered on the Jews and what a terrible people they were. They were, in fact, the most despicable people ever to be imagined. All of that depravity heaped upon them stemmed from one thing—they killed Jesus.
The implication from my teaching was that Jesus was attempting to tell us about God by instructing his apostles for future spreading his words to the world whilst at the same time steering clear of the Jews. Somehow, Jesus knew that the Jews wouldn’t like what he was saying. After all, the Jews were the ‘chosen people’—God had made a pact with them to ‘never again abandon them’. So, where did Jesus get the right to come in and start teaching heresy— that was the sixty four thousand dollar question.
Jesus was telling people that God loved them, while the Jews were ‘afraid ‘of God—he would wreak all sorts of wrath upon them if they failed to hold up to their end of the bargain. Jesus could, in fact, see the extreme self-righteousness and selfishness of the Jewish hierarchy. He could see how the Jewish ‘commoner’ was really a slave in his own land. He taught us that the hierarchy were hypocrites, thieves, and self-righteous liars—he actually told them so to their faces—they didn’t like it one bit.
I was never taught and neither have I ever been taught that Jesus death was sufficient for my total redemption—that could only come through the workings of the ‘Church’ who held the ‘keys to the kingdom’ in their hands. In the meantime, the Jews were the most despicable people ever to be created—that’s what I was taught.
As I got older, I began to see in the activities of so-called Christianity identical semblance to the Jewish hierarchy—lording over its subjects, extorting money from them in God’s name, human abuses of all kinds some of which are unimaginable (extreme torture followed by burning alive at the stake), threats of eternal hell, etc., just to name a few. In light of those observances, I was compelled to extract the truth from all the garbage. In doing so I was forced to develop a complete philosophy in order to justify Christianity of any kind. That I did.
The first unanswered and most critical question was ‘just who is this God everyone has been rambling on about forever?). Through extensive research and study, I discovered that no one had ever defined the ‘essence’ of that God. I knew instantly that without an essential definition, their god was simply a myth—what consternation that discovery created in me!!! I had to define God’s essence.
Eventually after years of study and pondering, and more precisely after studying ‘particle physics’ (quantum mechanics), I was able to make that definition in irrefutable terms. In Particle Physics, I discovered that everything in this universe is made of identical particles of energy, each prefect in form and function, and each ever unchanging. I realized right then that I was seeing and describing God. God is a Perfect Rational Being. Bingo!- that definition explained all. Succicently, it explained in no uncertain term who Jesus was and, more importantly, what his mission was. Very simply put, his mission was to die for the expiation of all the selfishness (evil) in the universe—God’s perfect love must be exposed.
So, the ‘what if Jesus’ had not died is the big, big question. Frankly, I don’t know the answer to that question. In reality, it’s a theoretical, immaterial question anyway and does not pertain. The fact is Jesus did die for a very specific reason.
So, how bad were the Jews? I’d vouch to say no worse than any other society that ever existed including ours’ right here in the good old USA. Jesus simply used his fatherland brethren as a vehicle for executing his plan and purpose. He had to die—he saw himself as the messiah, the sacrificial lamb who would exonerate us all—he did. Thank God for Jesus and for the Jews!!!!!.
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