Impurities in our Christian religion
A Christian is a disciple of Christ. Christianity is a religion based on the teachings of Christ and no other. The teachings of John, Luke, Matthew or Paul are all subordinate to the words of Jesus Christ. If the teachings of religious scribes differ from those of Christ, then the actual words of Christ should take precedence. Christianity should also follow the teachings and words of the Lord our God, the God of Abraham, Jacob, Isaac and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Any other word that also contradicts Heavenly Father’s should be questioned. The word of God and that of Jesus Christ is the truth.
Sunday word BY PROSPER TINGINI
In a mission statement, Jesus Christ said, âDo not think that I have come to do away with the laws and the prophets; I did not come to abolish them but to accomplish them. For verily I say unto you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one iota, not one point shall pass of the law until all is fulfilled. He who then releases one of the least of these commandments and teaches it to men, will be called the least in the kingdom of heaven; but he that practices and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven â(Matthew 5: 17-20). If Paul comes and teaches us to ignore the law, as quoted in some letters he wrote to many parts of the church, and if we embrace his teachings as we do now, are we still Christians in the sense? proper of the term? Are we not now following this religion which religious scholars have called Pauline Christology, which seems to replace the very clear teachings and words of Christ, the Christian Patriarch?
Most people did not understand the teachings of Jesus, let alone his mission. He was crucified because of it. He spoke, but people misunderstood him. They have given their own meanings to some of his words. They did not understand the truth. They were, as some of us still are, like lost sheep banished into the wilderness.
Very often we hear people claim that Jesus erased all the laws of His Heavenly Father and replaced them with one law, that is, “love one another” or “love you as you do. love your neighbor â(John 15:12). Yet right above that, in verse 10, it reads; “If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my father’s commandments and I remain in his love.” For those who know the laws of God, what Jesus really meant was that if you kept that one law, you would actually be keeping a host of most of the other laws of God, which depended or depended on that one law. .
Loving each other or loving others as we love ourselves would automatically prevent us from breaking a range of other laws. He was only calling it the most important of all laws. This law was not âinventedâ by Jesus Christ. It was actually an ancient law that had been spoken by the Heavenly Father to the people through Moses over a thousand years earlier. In Leviticus 19:18, the Lord our God had already commanded; âThou shalt not take revenge nor hold a grudge against the sons of thy people, but love thy neighbor as thyself; I am the Lord. âIf we read further, verses 33-34 say,â When a stranger dwells with you in your land, you shall not harm him.
The stranger who dwells among you will be to you like the native of you, and you will love him as yourself; for you were also strangers in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord. âBy proclaiming the wordsâ I am the Lord âafter each of these identical commandments, God was in effect placing his signature as the author of the commandment to love one another. separation of the New Testament from the teachings of the Old Testament are responsible for leading people astray about this law.
After the death of Jesus Christ, and three centuries later, Christianity was hijacked by the Romans led by Emperor Constantine, the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity. The Romans worshiped many pagan gods. By incorporating Christianity into the Roman Empire and leading the Christian Crusades to convert all other nations and peoples to the Christian religion, Constantine inadvertently introduced the concept of the worship of multiple gods into Christianity itself. It was Constantine who first mutated the idea of ââthe holy trinity in AD 325 following unprecedented victories in his Christian crusades. He sought to lift up Jesus Christ in God in recognition of his victories.
The Christian leaders of this time at first vehemently rejected this idea, but eventually succumbed to this principle in AD 379, under another Christian emperor, and incorporated Constantine’s original idea of ââthe Holy Trinity as doctrine in the Christian faith. This 3-in-1 doctrine of God has its own flaws that run counter to Almighty God’s command of the law of one God and the teachings of Jesus Christ himself. Whatever the arguments, let the truth be told.
It is a debatable fact that the “capture” of the original pure Christian religion by the Romans and its subsequent assimilation into the Roman Empire resulted in a contaminated Christian religion which now forms the backbone of today’s Christianity. . Pagan elements were incorporated into the original Christian society. Some days of the weeks were named after pagan Roman gods whom they worshiped. Sunday was named after their pagan sun god. Monday after the moon god, Tuesday after Tiu (Twia) the one-handed god of dueling, Wednesday after the Roman god of commerce, travel, flight, eloquence and science (associated with the planet Mercury ). Thursday was named after Thor, the god of thunder (associated with the planet Jupiter). Friday was named after Freya, the tentonic goddess of love and beauty (associated with the planet Venus). Saturday was named after the pagan Roman god Saturn (associated with the Titan Cronos, father of Zeus and patron of the Olympians). We as Christians seem to have no choice but to recognize these names even though they are of ungodly origin.
Even some of the names of the months were not spared either. January was named after Janus, the pagan god of beginnings. Walk after the god of Mars; April named after Averil, possibly a Greek goddess of love, Mai was named after the Greek goddess of spring, Maia (Latin-Maius), June was named after the Greek goddess Juno (Latin- Junius). The list goes on. It is mind-boggling to think that we still honor these pagan gods indirectly in our lives today.
Additionally, some of the Christian holy days we cherish today have their origins rooted in pagan circles. The Christmas Day we celebrate today was first celebrated on December 25, 336 AD, during the time of Emperor Constantine. Originally it was called Saturnalia, the pagan winter solstice festival. It was a time of feasting, of generosity, of exchanging gifts and decorating trees. A few years later and under the leadership of the Emperor, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Christ would be celebrated on December 25 of each year. Likewise, the feast of Easter takes its name from the Saxon goddess of the sources, Eastra, in honor of whom certain sacrifices were offered at the time of the Passover. In the 8th century, the name was officially adopted to refer to the celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Food for thought.
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