Atomic Jesus Supernaturalist
Body of Shame
"The road to hell is paved with good intentions." That's how the old saying goes but very few people seem willing to do the thinking necessary to bring its meaning to life. It seems now that more people than ever have serious doubts about the existence of Hell, Heaven, and even God Himself. Politically correct cultural diversity attempts to reduce "god" down to whatever anyone happens to think (or believe) "god" may be. Rigorous critical thinking about the character and cause of being a human being is increasingly rare in today's world. Not too many people are willing to grapple with the fact that God Himself is the cause and Creator of all things good and all things evil. Many people in this old world have decided that good and evil are mysterious and unexplainable. It's s-o-o-o-o much easier to "go with the flow" of popular, ever-changing fashion. Many people refuse to even think that their "god" would create anything evil.
God is God. God is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end of all things. Some of the paving stones on the road to Hell are formed from the obdurate intentions of some human creatures who cast aspersions and create doubts about the Character and Being of God Himself.
However it may be that God has woven the living Soul into its body of atomic flesh will remain a perfect mystery until God Himself sheds additional enlightenment on the subject. As it is now, the Soul-being is subjected to the physical rigors of blood, flesh, and bone. The atomic and molecular structure of these three components and the manner in which they are conspired to support a living Soul in the form of human flesh are issues as mysterious as the Soul itself. But since the Soul is invisible and the flesh is visible, more than a few people have decided that the physical cosmos is the only "cosmos" worth considering. The quite supernatural and utterly inevitable death of every flesh-body does nothing to deter the implacable doubt and unbelief of Souls who choose to make and believe lies about the undeniably spiritual character of being a human being.
Two-thousand years ago (give or take a few) God made a manifestation of Himself here on planet Earth. He did not arrive in a display of terrible and overwhelming power. He appeared as an ordinary man possessed of extraordinary abilities. The man's name: Jesus of Nazareth. But (with respect to this well-known name) there is a little-heeded warning of "a name written that no man knows but He Himself." Over the years, the powers that be in this old world have managed to reduce the Character named Jesus of Nazareth down, down, down--to the status of "religious leader."
Jesus of Nazareth is not a religious leader. Jesus of Nazareth is God-incarnate. People who say otherwise will discover their error soon enough. But for now (on the moment of this writing, at least) Jesus of Nazareth remains as the most controversial character ever to appear in human history. There are some people who would argue otherwise but their disputations only prove what Jesus once said about Himself:
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes [shall be] they of his own household." Matthew chapter ten, verses thirty-four, thirty-five, & thirty six.
The sword of which Jesus speaks cleaves divisions among the individuals who comprise the so-called "family of man." In another reference to His invisible Sword, Jesus gave this advice: "And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him." Luke, chapter twelve, verses four and five.
The final action performed by Jesus of Nazareth was a demonstration of His power over the power of Death. The fulfillment of God's Determinations for the once ill-fated adam-species was accomplished in the earthy life, death, and Resurrection that were accomplished by God Himself in the form of a man known as Jesus of Nazareth. To the day of this writing, the body of human flesh remains subject to the old Curse of Death. The corruption of Death begins at the moment of a Soul's conception in the womb and concludes when the Soul is called forth from the Earth.
Between the womb and the moment of Death the living Soul may have many experiences in its body of flesh. As its time on Earth runs out, the sensitive Soul will experience a growing discomfort with its predicament in this cosmos of flesh. The shameful corruption of human flesh is not only congenital but also compounding. Things don't get better in this old world, only worse. The machinations of politics, economics, science and religion attempt to paint a rosy picture of the future but the degradation of human experience proceeds unabated. It's only a matter of time...
Those who continue to insist Jesus of Nazareth is nothing but another perpetuator of religious quackery are denying themselves their only hope of escape. Those who continue to believe the death of their flesh-body is the end of their existence will have a rude awakening.
This page was created on April 8th 2003.