Quoting: Anonymous Coward 31026536
Jesus wants character..not religion or doctrines..but character. Quoting: OP 17402180
Don't try to tell me what Jesus wants.
This is what EVERY Christian religious 'authority' tries to tell me.
You are not Jesus.
Do you even UNDERSTAND
That you are NOT
Jesus was murdered not because he wanted to develop character.
He was murdered because he taught the Doctrine of "resurrection" as a Doctrine of 'Rebirth', a Doctrine that offended and threatened the Sadducees and Pharisees.
Something that you do not even care about.
You don't CARE
what Jesus taught.
He is merely an idol you have created in your own image.
I care VERY much about what Jesus taught.
He taught mercy and forgiveness and compassion and love and character.
Because it takes character to forgive those who despitefully use you. It takes courage which is part of character growth to speak about forgiveness and mercy in a world full of neither.
He set the utlimate example when he was on trial. He did not say a word. He let his killers have their way with him offering no defense.
Then after they nailed him up spiting on him and mocking Him he said "father..FORGIVE them..they dont know what they do"
That my dear friend, took CHARCTER. And Jesus and what he did were our example.
The only people he ever took to task and got angry at were the ONES who always focussed on laws and doctrines and do's and donts..the pharisees.
But in the end he set the example and forgave them as well..as they killed him for loving them.
Jesus is all about character.
We either follow his example or we follow the pharisees example and stay stuck in laws and creeds and doctrines..forgetting about mercy and love and compassion.
There is no love or mercy or compassion in doctrine..only condemnation and pride and endless arguments and stife..and months pass and people starve and die while the law keepers ram down eachothers throats endless arguments on the best way to fast or the best way to tithe or keep the sabbath ect ect.
Have you hugged and loved your neighbour recently?
Or do you tell them about doctrine?
Do you forgive others or do you look down on them because they dont see things you way and deep down you long for the day they burn because they dont keep the laws?
The law of the spirit of life is supposed to set us free from the law of sin and death.
If you must be about doctrines and laws..be about the doctrines of mercy and love and life and hope.
It makes a much bigger difference than the laws of death and condemnation and hopelessness.