This is what Christian Fundamentalism has come down to in my humble and albeit Vedic Jesus opinion,(Yahweh Akbar in the name of Jesus.) It sounds no different in its intolerance of all those who refuse to see “it” their way or if you like “The way God has declared in His Holy Word” then the radical Muslim Islamist. Jesus is gone and been replaced with that cold-blooded blood demanding Yahweh creation of those tribes called Israel. Yes the word mercy is used but only if you submit, yes the word love is used but only if you obey the keepers of the book and holy ceremonies. Where is the love, where is the Sermon on the Mount, is it any wonder one of their favorite books is the Book of Revelation?
It is time for all those lovers of the Jesus who represented the El of Creation to fully reject (Yahweh Akbar in the Name of Jesus) theology. I mean just lay it down and abandon it with all the haste of leaving a building on Fire! The time has come to reject this anti-Christ who has invaded the church over the centuries with all the subtilty of a snake. People this Jesus has merely become the front man for the cult of (Yahweh Akbar)!
Bill Langill jr.
We are busy sinning against each other and then asking our God for forgiveness so were not left out of the life to come. We are busy judging each other for sinning against each other, all the while asking God for forgiveness so we have his favor in this life. The truth is this is a forgiveness trap and even Jesus knew it and taught against it. He spoke of taking on the burdens as well as the sins of others for their good alone. Peter talked about our love covering sin and overwhelming it in this life, so as to make a difference here and now. The Guru Paramahansa Yogananda spoke of taking on the bad Karma of his devotees so that they could progress faster in their spiritual journey. Jesus taught to leave your feeble requests for forgiveness of you sins and to go love your brother. Of course the church choose a different model the very one Jesus rejected, in favor of the same old ask God for forgiveness so he will not be bad at you mantra.
The world in fact will not get better until we take on the sins of each other in love and bear the burden and weight of this new paradigm. The Kingdom of Heaven will not come until we stop asking a God in the sky for forgiveness and start forgiving and taking on the burdens and karma of each other here and now. There is no rescue from the shy no magic prayers, but there is the power of your divine nature forgiving in love and carry a little extra weight of someone else. Jesus set a pattern that has been missed “behold the son of God who takes away the sin (the sin of the forgiveness trap) of the world”, it was too much for the mindsets of his day. They were unwilling to move past the Forgiveness trap, how about us? Will we stop passing off our responsibilities to a God, Savior or Guru and stand in our own power to love and transform each other, by our taking on some of the sin and bad karma of each other? This is after all love as Jesus and so many other talked about and gave their life for!
Start small and give it a try, focus on a person you love and take some of their pain, sin and bad karma. Love them more then your own salvation, bliss or personal forgiveness, try it and see if it doesn’t begin to bring about Heaven on Earth.
There was a time when I saw prayer as a Point to Point transaction, by that I mean that I prayed to God in Jesus Name and then God took the prayer under consideration. It was so to speak out of my hands at that point and I could go about my life never certain how the God at the end of the prayer point decided things, if at all.
I have come to some conclusions concerning this kind of prayer and the biggest one is, God is not a Point out there to pray too. There is no Point in a Place called heaven where God much like Santa Claus receives the letters we send him. I find this to be a very limited way to understand and view that field of awareness and energy which permeates the Cosmos.
Prayer for me relates to a Point of contact that in fact is not an actual point that can be found in time and space. The Point is my love and my awareness of a need in life around me, that is in need of an infusion of life everlasting. (if I may use that term) So that Prayer is directly connected with my awareness and responsibility for the life around me, even that which is beyond my line of sight. So that when I pray I in fact act as an agent of the Source of all life, and the Point to Point contact is between the Source through me and the need. I take responsibility as a potential creator myself and one in possession of the awareness that my divine life matters, and can tip a balance in the life around me.
Therefore I do not pray any longer to point where God is in Heaven through Jesus, as though I need all the distance, middle men and personal abandonment that thinking implies. Simply put I take my divinity seriously and much like the Genesis myth story, I apply my growing spiritual abilities to the life around me, in order to make the world a better place. I do not judge what that goodness has to look like nor do I judge the outcomes, I just commit to Loving with all the spiritual energy I posses that which is within and without.