Atomic Jesus Supernaturalist
Traditions of Religious Thought Poison God's
So Jesus of Nazareth says to the Pharisees, "You reject the commandment of God in order that you may keep your own tradition."
It was a fact then and it's a fact now. In the advance of human history toward its inevitable conclusion, God Himself continues to allow people to think whatever they like about "god." This great freedom in the field of human thought is the very essence of God's Liberty being expressed in-and-through every living Soul on Earth.
Worship of God "in Spirit and in truth" begins somewhere in the action of thought. A decision has to be made. Following that momentous decision, God Himself begins to order the actions of true worship, "not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit says the LORD of hosts." Jesus of Nazareth says as much in saying, "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."
Those words are mysterious; even mystical. But they are not false words. Learning to understand their meaning begins with a decision. Decisions begin taking shape in the timeless realm of thought.
In the days of Moses, God dealt with the people of Earth through a go-between priesthood. The old "holy man" school of thought in humanity is as old as time itself. Until God Himself made a manifestation of Himself in the man-form named Jesus of Nazareth, "worship of God" on planet Earth was a collection of bloody rituals involving the sacrifice of animals. God made it so then. But now, "in these last days, God has spoken to us by His Son."
The silent cataclysm of the Christ-manifestation does not fit popular notions of what most people think a "god" should be. If the he-or-she-or-it "god" (pick one) exists, at the very least, "it" should be a thundering-gruff, bigger-than-the-Rockies kind of personality with plenty of smoke, fire, and terrifying sound. Modern imagination in humanity today is powerfully influenced by movie-style special effects.
It doesn't matter a bit what any one of today's earthbound Souls may think "god" might be. God Is Who He Is. And in the hour of this writing on July 8th 2002 God is defining Himself to the people of planet Earth as a living man who holds supreme power and authority over all things. The man's name is Jesus of Nazareth. Thinking and believing otherwise does not change the fact.
In His Christ-manifestation 2000 years ago, God Himself said things and did things that instantaneously altered the whole field of human thought. Until Jesus of Nazareth came along, there was no such thing as a "messiah complex." Jesus of Nazareth announced, "I am the truth. I am the way. I am the life. No man comes to the Father [God] except through me. When you have seen me, you have seen the Father." In the instant those words were spoken, the whole field of human thought was sown with a new kind of seed. The Christ of God made food for thought more nourishing. Many (if not most) people in today's world are labouring under the mistaken impression that Jesus of Nazareth is a "religious leader." There is nothing religious about God.
The manifestation of God in Jesus of Nazareth is (at present) lumped into the hopper of human thought with all the other "religious traditions" of this old world. Jesus of Nazareth! Another religious vulgarity held up for ridicule in the schools and colleges of godless intellectualism.
O.K. Fine! Let freedom ring! Ignore the facts. Allow the traditions and religions of this old world to scramble your thoughts like eggs at Sunday breakfast. Sure enough, "all men are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights..." Equally certain, God is keeping a meticulous account of precisely how every living Soul uses their Rights. "And I tell you this, that you must give an account on judgment day of every idle word you speak. The words you say now reflect your fate then; either you will be justified by them or you will be condemned." (Matthew, chapter twelve, verses 36 and 37)
The tradition-bound apostle, Paul, cried out, "Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?" In that instant (at least) the man knew that all of his carefully cultured religious tradition and godless intellectualism were useless and that a much greater power than the "intellectual rituals of religious self-discipline" would be needed to preserve him from the certain death and Soul-destruction contained by his inevitably corrupt religious thoughts.
This page was created on July 9th 2002.