Atomic Jesus Supernaturalist
No Third Way
In consideration of the Soul's journey beyond the constraints of space and time, there are only two ways to travel: 1. The way of life. 2. The way of death.
There is no third way.
Propagation of death throughout the atomic body of human flesh began with the Original Lie: "The knowledge of good and evil will make a god of you." The experience of "death" proves the fallacy of the Original Lie. The flesh perishes. The Soul journeys onward. Why do people believe the Original Lie has no power? There are thousands of theologies, philosophies, doctrines, and theories that depart from "the way, the truth, and the life" of God in His Christ. These apartheid ways of thinking stem from the knowledge of good and evil. The knowledge of good and evil darkens the mind and corrupts the heart of every living Soul. The knowledge of good and evil is supernatural and supernaturally powerful. Equating "good and evil" with morality/immorality/ethical/unethical is a mistake. The powers of good and evil are beyond the power of ordinary human understanding.
God in Christ is the only solution for the dark corruption now afflicting every Soul. Yet the knowledge of good and evil causes many people to be convinced that talk of an "almighty, all-seeing, all-knowing God" is a boondoggle. Many people are convinced that God Himself (if He exists) must be a perverse prankster who afflicts human creatures with pain, suffering, disease, confusion, and death. Many people are convinced that God Himself (if He exists) delights in being mysterious, secretive, misleading, and cruel; taunting His hapless creatures with tantalizing hopes and snatching those hopes away at the last moment. Aha!
God Himself walked the Earth in the form of a man. Believe it or not. The mission that He accomplished in His first tour is succinctly described: "The spirit of the LORD is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, and the proclaim the year of the LORD'S favour."
Jesus of Nazareth was not (and is not) an ordinary man. In fact, Jesus of Nazareth is the most extraordinary human being ever to exist. Jesus of Nazareth did not intend to establish a new form of "religion." Jesus of Nazareth did not ordain the confusion of ten-thousand "christian" denominations, sects, cults, factions, and splinter groups. Jesus of Nazareth was (and is) determined to finish the work that only God can do: the work of restoring Life in this old, death-cursed world.
Death proves the corruption of the Original Lie. Death is a self-evident experience. Death proves that no ordinary man can even begin to comprehend, let alone withstand the universal corruption of the Original Lie and the result of that corruption: Death.
Jesus of Nazareth said, "I am the way, I am the truth, I am the life. No man comes to the Father except through me." It is a straightforward statement of fact. There is no third way. And there is nothing particularly "religious" about the Supreme Authority and Power of God in His Christ-manifestation. Religion is not "the way of life." God in Christ is. God's intervention on behalf of any living Soul is accomplished "not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit says the LORD of hosts." The sincerely yearning earthbound Soul will find the way of life. Sincerity can't be faked.
This page was created on April 30th 2003.