Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Missing the Revelation of Christ

Bernadette Roberts
“The general Christian view is that Jesus physically died, and after a few hours, was miraculously revivified. So apart from the soul’s leaving the body for a few hours, there was no real change, nothing of any import. That the soul’s temporary absence from the body is what most Christians understand of Jesus’s death and resurrection – and no doubt their own – is the usual party-line presentation of these events. But such a belief so completely misses the revelation of Christ, it makes belief in Christ absolutely meaningless. (That God forgives everyone’s sins, has nothing to do with the true nature of death and resurrection – the revelation of Christ.)
“It is because Christians have never honestly let the man Jesus die, they miss the whole revelation of Christ. In their view, the man Jesus, the same that walked this earth 2000 years ago, is the same that arose, the same that ascended, and the same now seated in some heavenly chair waiting to come back to earth. This utterly simplistic, static view, however, totally misses ‘Christ’. If they honestly understood God creates no person – not even the person Jesus – and that in heaven there is no person ‘Jesus’, this would certainly stir the pot! "What" God, created eternally one with Itself, was no person, but solely man’s common human nature – ‘what’ is common to all and particular to none.”
The Real Christ, page 282

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