"I have yet many things
to say to you [said Jesus]
but you cannot bear them now."
The virtue of God is changeless, vital, perfect, beyond question, infinitely complex and eternal. People have confused the virtue of God and His Christ-Spirit with the religions of mankind. God needs no religion to be God. All God needs to be God is to be Himself.
Some people say they don't need "god." What they probably mean is that they don't need religion. Nobody anywhere can live without God. Because without God, this peculiar instant of now would not exist. And without now, every last atom in this universe would be not-at-all-and-as-never-had-been.
If God decided to pull the plug on planet Earth and its universe, the only one who might remember the Earth-universe would be God Himself. When God decides to annihilate something, there is no trace of it's existence remaining: not a memory, not a thought, nothing. God can do that. He's doing it right now, in fact. Scientists are perpetually puzzled over the "annihilation" of atomic matter.
When God's Christ Jesus of Nazareth walked among mankind, He could have explained the most intimate and mysterious secrets of Quantum Electrodynamics. But instead of breaking the world into a thousand bits of arcane scientific knowledge, Jesus of Nazareth demonstrated the elegant unity and truth of God in Himself:
"All power and authority in heaven and earth are given to me of the Father. When you have seen me, you have seen the Father. I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, except through me. Come to me all who labour and are heavy laden. I will give you rest."
In the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth chapters of John, Jesus of Nazareth describes the coming of His Spirit: "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak: and he will show you things to come." It is now, through the Office of His Spirit, that Jesus reveals many of the many things referred to by Jesus in His saying: "I have yet many things to say to you but you cannot bear them now."
Jesus of Nazareth could have taught people the secrets of how to multiply a few fish and a bit of bread into an unlimited food supply. But the fact is, God's Christ did not become manifest in the Earth to make life in this present world a paradise of pleasure.
"Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring 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 enemies will be those of his own household."
The manifestation of Christ in Jesus of Nazareth is a signal of warning and a sign of hope. The signal warning: "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away." The sign of hope: "Come unto me, all that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
God has given every living Soul the power to do one action of pure supernatural goodness. That action is this: Trust God in His Christ-Spirit to lead the perishing Soul from Death into Life.
Sustained action-of-trust is now the living modem of interface between God and man.
This page was created on October 9th 2001.