Jesus said about every one, "Ye are as gods..." Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24516408
Ultimately the question is: Will you give control of your consciousness/being to Him or will you keep it to yourself, wanting your own control and wanting independence from God altogether?
When you keep your own control, you will actually lose it! It will degrade to evil by spiraling out of control. (chaos theory)
When you give your life to God, you will gain the proper self-control and not want to do evil.
So God is giving you a choice: Be your own god and suffer the consequences, or allow Him to rule your life and live in peace and harmony. The choice is yours.
Quite a distortion of Jesus' message.
You quote ye are Gods then say we should set it aside.
How utterly foolish.
You fear being in control of yourself like some child who does not want to grow up.
Only I can judge God. I is you if you choose to be.
Using the term --- I am here means you. This applies to all of us. You are ( I ) to you as I am I to me. Only you then can judge the God construct that you see as you evaluate what you know of God.
Jesus said that at the end of days he would return. He meant in spirit only. Not a physical manifestation. He also said that the time of the end was at hand and that the temple of God was within each of us. The tern spirit represents, the spirit of the law, what is written in the hearts, ---- God in other words, ---- is defined as laws and rules and such as they are the only thing you can follow at all times, ---- and these are set by you and you are in effect ruling yourself in terms of following the God construct you have developed.
Jesus is telling you that you and your heart are the only things of importance in terms of leadership as it is the rules you have accepted as worthy of following. Jesus warned that at end times there would be a number of Jesusí to choose from and morality is what you will have to choose from.
That is why I think it important to evaluate what Jesus said and determine if it is worthy and moral or not.
Jesus Christ. Madman or something worse.
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Below, Bishop Spong speaks of basically redefining Christianity. Going from a church or religious thinking, to a more spiritual or heart felt thinking. I also urge Christianity to change because it is now too immoral to ignore with todayís mentality. Itís overall policies are immoral in my view. The God of war must die and Jesus declared the full and only God that is required and that the noble lie of politics should be revoked to let all know that the God you likely know was always a myth. This may be a good time for you to contemplate such a move as many Christians haves rejected the O.T. God and only focus on Jesus and loving policies.
Bishop Spong speaks well to this issue.
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Apotheosis means just recognizing that you are on a journey of being your own God. Some few will have help from God on this through a real apotheosis but only the very few it seems. You cannot get away from that fact so you may as well forget about fantasy, miracles and magic. They were never real and you are the strongest force you will ever know. After all, who but you can make you want to do anything voluntarily? There is no other force that can do this and therefore you are God in the real sense of being master of yourself. If that does not compute with you then remember that A & E became as Gods, Godís own words, and yours is the same birth rite. Throw it away if you wish. You cannot reject the knowledge of good and evil so I cannot fathom why you would throw away the fact that you as well can become as Gods.
The moral of Jesus and his sacrifice is that we should accept being God, and ruling ourselves even against a government if needs be. Become archetypal Moses and face government and declare that it faces one as great as itself. That is what being a free man is all about.
The time of the end is when Jesus becomes your God on earth, ---- again this is you, --- who takes the place of the mythical heavenly God of war. Jesus/you, as the way, the manís way of judging first, not some absentee Godís unknown standard. Your covenant with yourself is to be the new covenant. Man answering to man and himself. Not to some unknown God.
This clip from J. Haidt shows that we instinctively share Godís morals. In this we are truly Gods and children of God.
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I am God because I am the only one who is capable of judging the God I know.
You are a God in your own rite as you are the only one who is capable of judging the God you know.
The Noble Lie is firmly in place and manipulating your thinking. Discard it. In this day and age we do not need it the way we may have in the past.
The Noble Lie.
In politics a noble lie is a myth or untruth, often, but not invariably, of a religious nature, knowingly told by an elite to maintain social harmony or to advance an agenda.
As a Gnostic Christian, this theology/philosophy is quite natural to me and can be for all people.
Try thinking as the God that you are. Stop being a sheep and rise to your true inheritance as a shepherd. That is the message Jesus wants you to recognize.
Listen to Jesus and hear for the first time in your life.
Ps 82:6 I said, "You are gods, And all of you are sons of the Most High.
Hosea 1:10 Ye are the sons of the living God.
Do you think that sons of God are destined to be sheep or shepherds?
Jesus was written to empower us. Not enslave us. Do not waste what he gave.