Jesusanity transcends all former concepts of the idea of worship in that it not only portrays the Father as the ideal of infinite reality but positively declares that this divine source of values and the eternal center of the universe is truly and personally attainable by every mortal creature who chooses to enter the kingdom of heaven on earth, thereby acknowledging the acceptance of sonship with God and brotherhood with man. www.thejesusbooks.com
"Do not make the mistake of confusing evil with the evil one, more correctly the iniquitous one. He whom you call the evil one is the son of self-love, the high administrator who knowingly went into deliberate rebellion against the rule of my Father and his loyal Sons. But I have already vanquished these sinful rebels. Make clear in your mind these different attitudes toward the Father and his universe. Never forget these laws of relation to the Father’s will:
“Evil is the unconscious or unintended transgression of the divine law, the Father’s will. Evil is likewise the measure of the imperfectness of obedience to the Father’s will.
“Sin is the conscious, knowing, and deliberate transgression of the divine law, the Father’s will. Sin is the measure of unwillingness to be divinely led and spiritually directed.
“Iniquity is the willful, determined, and persistent transgression of the divine law, the Father’s will. Iniquity is the measure of the continued rejection of the Father’s loving plan of personality survival and the Sons’ merciful ministry of salvation.
“By nature, before the rebirth of the spirit, mortal man is subject to inherent evil tendencies, but such natural imperfections of behavior are neither sin nor iniquity. Mortal man is just beginning his long ascent to the perfection of the Father in Paradise. To be imperfect or partial in natural endowment is not sinful. Man is indeed subject to evil, but he is in no sense the child of the evil one unless he has knowingly and deliberately chosen the paths of sin and the life of iniquity. Evil is inherent in the natural order of this world, but sin is an attitude of conscious rebellion which was brought to this world by those who fell from spiritual light into gross darkness.
“Men are, indeed, by nature evil, but not necessarily sinful. The new birth — the baptism of the spirit — is essential to deliverance from evil and necessary for entrance into the kingdom of heaven, but none of this detracts from the fact that man is the son of God. Neither does this inherent presence of potential evil mean that man is in some mysterious way estranged from the Father in heaven so that, as an alien, foreigner, or stepchild, he must in some manner seek for legal adoption by the Father. All such notions are born, first, of your misunderstanding of the Father and, second, of your ignorance of the origin, nature, and destiny of man.
In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?”
The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”
“Nonsense,” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”
The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.”
The first replied, “That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”
The second insisted, “Well I think there is something, and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.”
The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover, if there is life, then why has no one has ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.”
“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.”
The first replied, “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is She now?”
The second said, “She is all around us. We are surrounded by her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her this world would not and could not exist.”
Said the first: “Well I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.”
To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and you really listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.”
Credit Patrick Morley http://www.maninthemirror.org/
This is the Earth! This is where you live.
This is where you live in your neighborhood, the solar system.
The distance, to scale, between the Earth and the moon. Doesn’t look too far, does it?
Inside that distance you can fit every planet in our solar system, nice and neatly.
That little green smudge is North America on Jupiter.
The size of Earth (well, six Earths) compared with Saturn:
What Saturn’s rings would look like if they were around Earth
What a Comet looks like compared with Los Angeles
That’s nothing compared to our sun. Just remember, you are here.
You from the moon
You from Mars
You from just behind Saturn’s rings
You from just beyond Neptune, 4 billion miles away
The size of Earth compared with the size of our sun
Sun from the surface of Mars
Credit Dave Stopera BuzzFeed Staff
I am normally a cautious person, rather conservative. I have learned in my life that it is risky to trust others. I have always had a strong feeling someone larger than life is in charge and I need do nothing on my own. I have learned that we all think we are in control, whether it be of our own lives, or others, but that we are mere mortals and we are like candles. At the slightest breeze, our flame is snuffed out. Every day of life is a gift. And life is fragile.
This world has gone through tough times over and over across eons. But I must say that I have never seen so many things go wrong at once in my life or in history. Of course, many will bring up past catastrophes, be they natural disasters, epidemics, wars, upheavals of entire societies. Still, in studying history, the numbers of population that were involved in these events were far less than the population being affected today.
We are experiencing monumental problems that we have no solutions for at this time, and none seem to be on the horizon. There are epidemics, terrible natural disasters, much division within our country and others. Indeed, division amongst all countries on Earth. I never thought I would see the day when no two people could agree on anything. We have never been so divided in the history of this Earth.
I dread the news every morning. I watch the highlights in disgust. Prejudice and bigotry of every kind are running wild. Economic disaster is creating thousands of homeless victims. Murder and mayhem, wars and we see the lowering of our collective mores. Everything seems to be politics as usual. Solution after solution is proposed by men and women who make my high school teachers look like geniuses. Maybe I am just getting old. But maybe there is something to this chaos and mindless destruction of our world and each other.
Maybe we really are facing a “perfect storm”, as they say, of collective disasters, both natural and manmade. And what if this is true, where does that leave us. I have a feeling the world will go on and never end. But how will those who survive this perfect storm find life on Earth….think about that. There are many who do not believe in God. Many who scoff at everything related to God and faith. They will surely be in a panic with no one to turn to for answers, because they have never established a moral compass, a conscience, or a strength that comes from knowing and having a personal relationship with God.
I urge you to consider reading “The Book of Jesus”. Christianity has been our best and brightest hope for humans on this world for a very long time. But we must not turn our backs on Jesus. Those of us in Jesusanity who long ago established a personal relationship with God, have now realized what it truly means to say, “No one comes to the Father but through the Son”. Something else you should consider is when we pray, “Our Father, Who Art In Heaven, Hallowed Be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done, On Earth As It Is In Heaven”.
“Father, Thy Will Be Done.”
What will you do? Credit Suzanne Marchand Albright-Steeley
But behold, that great and abominable church, the whore of all the earth, must tumble to the earth, and great must be the fall thereof. For the kingdom of the devil must shake, and they which belong to it must needs be stirred up unto repentance, or the devil will grasp them with his everlasting chains, and they be stirred up to anger, and perish; for behold, at that day shall he rage in the hearts of the children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is good.
The religions of pessimistic despair seek to obtain release from the burdens of life; they crave extinction in endless slumber and rest. These are the religions of primitive fear and dread. The religion of Jesus is a new gospel of faith to be proclaimed to struggling humanity. This new religion is founded on faith, hope, and love. ~ Jesusanity
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