Monday, May 21, 2018

Origin of Roman Catholic Church – 74

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Now let us get this clear. Among Pantheists, like the Indians, anyone might say that he was a part of God, or one with God….and this man, since He was a Hindu but of that nobody from that region knew, could mean that kind of God. God, in their language, meant the Being outside the material visible world, who had made it and was infinitely different from anything else. Moreover, when you have grasped that, you will see that what this man said was, quite simply, the most shocking thing that has ever been uttered by human lips. For those local people however, nobody ever objected to his claim of being God or part of God. In fact, in those days people there never ever could realize difference in Jew religion and Hindu as they did not know of none of them. Nevertheless, modern Christian scholars having mistaken Jesus as of Jew linage fail to understand him. Certainly, there are those who accept Jesus as a great teacher, yet are unwilling to call him God. As a Deist, we’ve seen that Thomas Jefferson had no problem accepting Jesus’ teachings on morals and ethics while denying his being a deity. But as we’ve said, and will explore further, if Jesus was not who he claimed to be, then we must examine some other alternatives, none of which would make him a great moral teacher. Lewis, argued, “I am trying here to prevent anyone from saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say.” Amongst Hindus, there is no objection to accept a person as being incarnation of God or of some divine spirit. Since that practice is very common amongst Hindus. However, Hindus have freedom to accept Jesus as a saint but not actually a god; they do not mind him to be as somebody talking for god. In Hindus tradition, it is a very common practice. Since the Christian scholars do not have that freedom, they are in a way stuck up in the confusion. There ignorance keeps them from understanding the ways of the world.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Origin of Roman Catholic Church – 73

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C. S. Lewis initially considered Jesus a myth. But this literary genius who knew myths well, concluded that Jesus had to have been a real person. Furthermore, as Lewis investigated the evidence for Jesus, he became convinced that not only was Jesus real, but he was unlike any man who had ever lived. Lewis writes,
Then comes the real shock,’ wrote Lewis: ‘Among these Jews there suddenly turns up a man who goes about talking as if He was God. He claims to forgive sins. He says He always existed. He says He is coming to judge the world at the end of time.”
To Lewis, Jesus’ claims were simply too radical and profound to have been made by an ordinary teacher or religious leader.
Some have argued that Jesus was only claiming to be part of God. However, the idea that we are all part of God, and that within us is the seed of divinity, is simply not a possible meaning for Jesus’ words and actions. Such thoughts are revisionist, foreign to his teaching, foreign to his stated beliefs, and foreign to his disciples’ understanding of his teaching. Here I should refer to what Hindu teachings suggest. That says we have all the three elemental aspects within us and what element we encourage makes us of that type. Those three elemental instincts are divine, animal and satanic. Jesus throughout his teachings has insisted that his followers must develop divine instinct and simply refuses to study other two. In Hindu, teachings all the three are studied with judicious balance because Hindu teaching accepts that all the three are inter related and cannot be studied separately. I believe Jesus deliberately avoided mentioning the other two because the type of people he was dealing were already much closer to those two basic instincts.
Jesus taught that he is God in the way the Jews understood God and the way the Hebrew Scriptures portrayed God, not in the way the New Age movement understands God. Neither Jesus nor his audience had been weaned on Star Wars, and so when they spoke of God, they were not speaking of cosmic forces. It’s simply bad history to redefine what Jesus meant by the concept of God. All these discussions are based on one presumption that Jesus was a Jew! Whereas we know from the lingo he used that he was an Armenians, Some suggest that the same dialects was common amongst other groups also residing in the same region what today we call Syria. That group was called Areamians. Today we see that most of these Areamians are now practicing Islam. And they speak Arabic. While Armenians prefer to remain as Christians, they are called Syrian Christians. there are cults also in that region practicing the teachings of Jesus and they are termed by many other names, however, nobody call themselves as Jesusians! Why this term Christian became more common is difficult to explain. Some suggest that Jesus was anointed by a saint who is supposed to be the father figure in Jesuit line. He was called Baptist because he was the one who began to, so called; authenticate children in the cult in which Jesus is second father figure. They were not Jews. We never shall understand the sayings of both Jesus and Baptist unless we accept the notion that Jesus was not a Jew by tradition; the concept of religion was very vague in those days. Those who were anointed with water were called Christians. Therefore, this term became common with all. If we want to be honest with facts of the history, we should accept Baptist as the founder of this cult to which Jesus promoted through his teachings.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Origin of Roman Catholic Church - 72

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Jesus never claimed to be the God of Abraham & Moses -

Jesus continually referred to himself in ways that confounded his listeners. As Piper notes, Jesus made the audacious statement, “Before Abraham was, I AM.” He told Martha and others around her, “I AM the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he is dead, yet shall he live.” Likewise, Jesus would make statements like, “I AM the light of the world,” “I AM the only way to God,” or, “I AM the “truth.” These and several other of his claims were preceded by the sacred words for God, “I AM” (ego eimi). What did Jesus mean by such statements, and what is the significance of the term, “I AM”? These utterances of Jesus as they are attributed to him have surprising similarity to what lord Krishna often uttered in his address in his speech to his best friend and pupil Arjuna. For westerners these comments may appear strange but for a Hindu they are not so. Because we firmly believe that every one is god from within however, he/she is not aware of that. It is possible that Jesus having attained salvation in that life, knew that the fact, He is God!
Once again, we must go back to context. In the Hebrew Scriptures, when Moses asked God His name at the burning bush, God answered, “I AM.” He was revealing to Moses that He is the one and only God who is outside of time and has always existed. Incredibly, Jesus was using these holy words to describe himself. The question is, “Why?"
Since the time of Moses, no practicing Jew would ever refer to himself or anyone else by “I AM.” As a result, Jesus’ “I AM” claims infuriated the Jewish leaders. One time, for example, some leaders explained to Jesus why they were trying to kill him: “Because you, a mere man, have made yourself God.”
Jesus’ usage of God’s name greatly angered the religious leaders. The point is that these Old Testament scholars knew exactly what he was saying—he was claiming to be God, the Creator of the universe. It is only this claim that would have brought the accusation of blasphemy. To read into the text that Jesus claimed to be God is clearly warranted, not simply by his words, but also by their reaction to those words. Here we note that these western Christian scholars do not have the hint that this man Jesus was not a Jew by faith but strangely enough, Jesus was preaching what we today call religion of Hindus. This term Hindu is of Arab origin, in the days of Jesus this faith was referred to as "Human religion" in India. When this we understand, things fit well in the argument.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Origin of Roman Catholic Church - 71

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Several questions crop up when we think of these topics. If we see from Hindu angle, what Jesus was saying becomes of appropriate meaning since by Hindu thoughts we all are gods essentially. However, we have been overcast by our ignorance of this universal fact and so we begin to look around to see god somewhere else. Generally, it is presumed that Jesus was a Jew by faith. However, he never spoke his speeches in Hebrew; he was always speaking in Armenian tongue. That means he was not a Jew but an Armenian person. In those days both Jews and Armenians were located in the same place. This confusing issue is never addressed by any body. However, if accept that Jesus was an Armenian everything fits well about the animosity Jew priests showed to him. So much so that they forced Roman ruler to arrest him and crucify. This possibility that Jesus was not a Jew but an Armenian also explains many other happenings around him. We shall discuss them later.

Armenians did not have any religion of their own, therefore, they were habitually following Jews just the way Arabs were following Jew religion since they also did not have any specific religion of their own until Islam was established by Mohammad. That clears explains why Jesus was referring to Jew prophets. This conflicting situation was probably responsible for Jew priesthood showing hatred for Jesus. Jesus was talking to his Armenian followers and not Jews. At present, all study of Jesus and his time is guided by prejudices under Christian researchers. This has been happening about study of Islam also. I very much feel that impartial outlook be developed while studying these two visionaries, Jesus and Mohammad. Following observations may reveal many important aspects of this topic.


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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Origin of Roman Catholic Church - 70

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In fact, Jesus’ statements about himself contradict the notion that he was simply a great man or a prophet. On more than one occasion, Jesus referred to himself as God’s Son. This also means he meant by that all humans are sons of God! When asked whether he thought it far-fetched for Jesus to be the Son of God, Some critics say,
No, it’s not far-fetched to me. Look, the secular response to the Christ story always goes like this: He was a great thinker because he never proposed any new religion during his teachings. He always wanted that Jews improve their approach to God! It was after his passing out of that region, that some smart people like Paul and Peter using his name, established new order of religion opposite Judaism.

Obviously, a very interesting person, had a lot to say along the lines of other great prophets, But actually Christ doesn’t allow you that. He doesn’t let you off the hook. Christ says, No. I’m not saying I’m a teacher, don’t call me a teacher. I’m not saying I’m a prophet….I’m saying I’m God incarnate.” And people say: No, no, please, just be a prophet. A prophet we can take.” This modification is most likely introduced by later priesthood and that to help them make easy to open a new religion. putting many says in His mouth so that they can comfortably establish a new faith in his name and profit by it!

Today we may call him by our modern style that he was another thinker and wanted to enlighten the masses by his vision. Before we examine Jesus’ claims, it is important to understand that he made them in the context of the Jewish belief in one God (monotheism). No faithful Jew would ever believe in more than one God. And Jesus believed in the one God, praying to his Father as, “the only true God.” That means clearly he was calling God as his Father or Father for all people.
But in that same prayer, Jesus spoke of having always existed with his Father. And when Philip asked Jesus to show them the Father, Jesus said, “Philip, have I been with you so long and you don’t know me? Whoever has seen me, has seen the Father.” So the question is: “Was Jesus claiming to be the Hebrew God who created the universe?”

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Origin of Roman Catholic Church - 69

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But one thing Jefferson didn’t answer: If Jesus falsely claimed to be God he couldn’t have been a good moral teacher. But did Jesus really claim deity? Before we look at what Jesus claimed, we need to examine the possibility that he was simply a great religious leader.
Surprisingly, Jesus never claimed to be a religious leader. He never got into religious politics or pushed an ambitious agenda, and he ministered almost entirely outside the established religious framework.
When one compares Jesus with the other great religious leaders, a remarkable distinction emerges. Ravi Zacharias has studied world religions and observed a fundamental distinction between Jesus Christ and the founders of other major religions. All religions provide instruction for a way of living. But it is only Jesus who offers deliverance, forgiveness for sin, and transformation. “Jesus did not only teach or expound His message. He was identical with His message.” However, he has made a mistake by saying this about Jesus. Because, Jesus never said God should forgive, he actually wanted man to forgive man and not punish in the name of god. He always suggested that man has no right to replicate God. In other religion for example, Islam prophet Mohammad clearly says that Allah forgives if you do such and such thing. In many instances, Jesus suggested that you would pay for what you do. That means he clearly suggests that God or Nature's Laws do not permit anything as unnatural as forgivens. Concept of pardon is essentially a human idea to attract masses.
In The World’s Great Religions, Huston Smith observed that of all religious leaders only Jesus claimed to be divine.
In addition, that leads us to the question of what Jesus really did claim for himself; in fact specifically, Jesus never claimed to be God.
So what is it that convinces many scholars that Jesus claimed to be God? Author, John Piper explains that Jesus claimed power, which uniquely belonged to God.
Jesus’ friends and enemies were staggered repeatedly by what he said and did. He would be walking down the road, seemingly like any other man, and then turn and say something like, ‘Before Abraham was, I am.’ Or, ‘If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.’ Or, very calmly, after being accused of blasphemy, he would say, ‘The Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.’ To the dead he might simply say, ‘Come forth,’ or, ‘Rise up.’ And they would obey. To the storms on the sea he would say, ‘Be still.’ And to a loaf of bread he would say, ‘Become a thousand meals.’ And it was done immediately.”
But what did Jesus really mean by such statements? Is it possible Jesus was merely a prophet like Moses or Elijah, or Daniel? Even a superficial reading of the Gospels reveals that Jesus claimed to be someone more than a prophet. No other prophet had made such claims about himself; in fact, no other prophet ever put himself in God’s place.
Some argue that Jesus never explicitly said, “I am God.” It is true that he never stated the exact words, “I am God.” However, Jesus also never explicitly said, “I am a man,” or “I am a prophet.” Yet Jesus was undoubtedly human, and his followers considered him a prophet like Moses and Elijah. Therefore, we cannot rule out Jesus being divine just because he did not say those exact words, anymore than we can say he was not a prophet. From what we get of that time, it is clear that Jesus only wanted to improve working of Jew priesthood.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Origin of Roman Catholic Church - 68

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In my last post, I had suggested term Popians to mention Christians. This I say because what they teach in Churches is not what Jesus had told his companions in his teachings. What they propagate is what St. Peter and St. Paul and more of the line of Popes had told. They were not seers like Jesus. In this connection, more study shows me that former professor from Cambridge University, C. S. Lewis came to a startling conclusion about him that altered the course of his life. So who is the real Jesus? Many will answer that Jesus was a great moral teacher. As we take a deeper look at the world’s most controversial person, we begin by asking; can call Jesus merely a great moral teacher?


Even those from other religions acknowledge that Jesus was a great moral teacher. Indian leader, M. K. Gandhi, spoke highly of Jesus’ righteous life and profound words. Likewise, Jewish scholar Joseph Klausner wrote, “It is universally admitted … that Christ taught the purest and most sublime ethics … which throws the moral precepts and maxims of the wisest men of antiquity far into the shade.”
Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount has been called the excellent teaching of human ethics ever uttered by an individual. In fact, much of what we know today as “equal rights” actually is the result of Jesus’ teaching. Historian Will Durant, a non-Christian, said of Jesus that “he lived and struggled unremittingly for ‘equal rights’; in modern times he would have been sent to Siberia. ‘He that is greatest among you, let him be your servant’—this is the inversion of all political wisdom, of all sanity.” In my opinion, Jesus did not just talked of moral values but his intentions were to impress people then, to revolt against Jewish priesthood, which was subjugating common person. Jesus was a freedom fighter of his time not just a moral teacher! That ultimately caused his crusification!
The approach of one of America’s Founding Fathers, President Thomas Jefferson, differed in many ways from others. He cut and pasted a copy of the New Testament, removing sections he thought referred to Jesus as a deity, while leaving in other passages regarding Jesus’ ethical and moral teaching. Jefferson carried around his cut and pasted New Testament with him, revering Jesus as perhaps the greatest moral teacher of all time.
In fact, Jefferson’s memorable words in the Declaration of Independence were rooted in Jesus’ teaching that each person is of immense and equal importance to God, regardless of sex, race, or social status. The famous document sets forth, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights …”
More we shall how teachings of Jesus differed from the teachings of Popes in the Roman Catholic Church.
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