Sjolander Road Fellowship




Declaring the God of Unconditional Love

hocus pocus Christianity

Hocus Pocus Christianity

 

Conventional Christian theology suggest that the mission of Jesus was to work some sort of  behind the scenes hocus pocus which somehow changed man's potential relationship with God by changing God's low opinion of mankind. God supposedly has all these needs and demands which must be met through the compliance of man, with a little added magic ritualism from Jesus. God is a strong personality who must be placated, coddled, and ultimately appeased. He has a raging ego problem which is ours to deal with. Not a very pretty picture when you get right down to it.

 

Jesus, the teacher of fulfilled living, is never the important part of Jesus on earth; it is always Jesus the magician, Jesus the intervener, Jesus the escape hatch. To view Jesus in this way is to miss everything about him that makes him significant in human history. Jesus the intermediary between God and man is simply Moses re-visited. Moses stood between the Israelites and the God they feared; so does Jesus for Christians.

 

If you don't comprehend God in his true nature, you surely cannot understand Jesus and what he accomplished. As long as we cling unrealistically to a god who displays the very worst of human emotion and qualities, we might as well never to have heard of Jesus, because in effect we never have.

 

The mission of Jesus was to advance the mission of humanity to grow in its likeness of God. God never needed to change in attitude, opinion, or regard for mankind. He has remained steadfast in his commitment to unconditional love.

 

In a recent Mike Williams sponsored video, Jeff Robertson stated that the law was never given to define good and evil. I thought about that for a moment. What was the laws real purpose? My conclusion- to establish absolute unequivocal moral quality across the entire human race. All have sinned and become guilty of all the law. Out of that state of equality we should view God, Jesus, and each other in a dramatically different light than that promoted by an exclusionary religion like evangelical Christianity.

 

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