"The gospel of the kingdom is: the fact of the fatherhood of God, coupled with the resultant truth of the sonship-brotherhood of men. Christianity, as it developed from that day, is: the fact of God as the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, in association with the experience of believer-fellowship with the risen and glorified Christ.
194:0.5 It is not strange that these spirit-infused men should have seized upon this opportunity to express their feelings of triumph over the forces which had sought to destroy their Master and end the influence of his teachings. At such a time as this it was easier to remember their personal association with Jesus and to be thrilled with the assurance that the Master still lived, that their friendship had not ended, and that the spirit had indeed come upon them even as he had promised.
194:0.6 These believers felt themselves suddenly translated into another world, a new existence of joy, power, and glory. The Master had told them the kingdom would come with power, and some of them thought they were beginning to discern what he meant.
194:0.7 And when all of this is taken into consideration, it is not difficult to understand how these men came to preach a new gospel about Jesus in the place of their former message of the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of men."
196:2.1 Some day a reformation in the Christian church may strike deep enough to get back to the unadulterated religious teachings of Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. You may preach a religion about Jesus, but, perforce, you must live the religion of Jesus. In the enthusiasm of Pentecost, Peter unintentionally inaugurated a new religion, the religion of the risen and glorified Christ. The Apostle Paul later on transformed this new gospel into Christianity, a religion embodying his own theologic views and portraying his own personal experience with the Jesus of the Damascus road. The gospel of the kingdom is founded on the personal religious experience of the Jesus of Galilee; Christianity is founded almost exclusively on the personal religious experience of the Apostle Paul. Almost the whole of the New Testament is devoted, not to the portrayal of the significant and inspiring religious life of Jesus, but to a discussion of Paul’s religious experience and to a portrayal of his personal religious convictions. The only notable exceptions to this statement, aside from certain parts of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, are the Book of Hebrews and the Epistle of James. Even Peter, in his writing, only once reverted to the personal religious life of his Master. The New Testament is a superb Christian document, but it is only meagerly Jesusonian." UB
Well indeed. So much for literal transubstantiation. Might other aspects of Catholicism also be fatuous bollocks, we wonder...To suit the needs of those who are on a 'gluten-free' diet - while faith in the 'transubstantiation' is apparently all-sufficient, one must still take care of their physical bodies in this dimension.
I'd prefer organic multi-grain wafers
Regarding the adulteress, who said that he who is without sin should cast the first stone? The one who is supposedly without sin. Did he cast any stones? No. So much for lucidity of logic and strength of reasoning.There was intellectual attractiveness and spiritual drawing power in his authoritative manner of teaching,
Regarding the adulteress, who said that he who is without sin should cast the first stone? The one who is supposedly without sin. Did he cast any stones? No. So much for lucidity of logic and strength of reasoning.
So you are claiming that your mythology of the possibly fictional character Jesus is right, and the same mythology written by the writer of the gospel of John is wrong.Stuart,
The discovery of that inconsistent logic would be an exciting observation for your pessimistic hobby, only, that’s not what really happened. That exchange between Jesus, the women taken in adultery and her accusers was an attempt to entrap Jesus. No one knows what Jesus wrote in the dirt.
If the UB were simply a fraud then the authors were clever enough not to repeat the error you draw attention to.
What is it? Is it Just me?....every notion on its own needs the fragrance of the celebrity?
Dr. William S. Sadler, Dr. Meredith Sprunger an miss Kellogg
are THE KEY PLAYERS, being the ones all are asked to focus on, read all about their greatness
Have they got a picture of the Man that delivered the message?
you may have already posted the pics caino....
So you are claiming that your mythology of the possibly fictional character Jesus is right, and the same mythology written by the writer of the gospel of John is wrong.
Fair enough, it's all fictional anyway.
Well indeed, and of course the same applies to Socrates, who also may be fictional. The ideas attributed to that character remain of interest.Granted, religious fiction can serve as a vehicle for sharing meanings and values, thru 'stories', whether one can prove that the actual characters in the 'play' are actually 'real' or not,...but thats a matter of 'defining'. - the value of the story and the principles it shares is what is essential