The Unrecognizable Jesus

Luke 24 presents the narrative of 2 disciples, walking a 7 mile journey from Jerusalem to Emmaus, on what may be the afternoon after Jesus' morning resurrection. We know the name of one of them---Cleopas. We do not know the name of the other. One could speculate the unnamed person is Luke, the author of …

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Meditations on Good Friday 2020

Jesus’ message was God wants worship free of —Monetization—Centralization—Politicization—Hierarchy—Obeiacance—Oath Making—Ritual Prayers & Giving and b/c this threatened both Judaism & Rome, they killed him.https://t.co/jO52OSIe41 — Lamb’s Harbinger (@LambsHarbinger) April 10, 2020 Jesus broke a whole bunch of 2nd Temple Jewish laws. Sure he fulfilled the Law & the Prophets, the chief commandment of which is …

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Heaven And Hell Are ‘Not What Jesus Preached,’ Religion Scholar Says : NPR

Bart Ehrman says the ideas of eternal rewards and punishments aren't found in the Old Testament or in the teachings of Jesus. His new book is Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife. — Read on http://www.npr.org/2020/03/31/824479587/heaven-and-hell-are-not-what-jesus-preached-religion-scholar-says

Bart Ehrman on why everything you’ve been told about heaven and hell is wrong

(RNS) — Best known for his popular books debunking the central assumptions of Christian Scriptures, the New Testament scholar continues this quest in his latest book, ‘Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife.’ — Read on religionnews.com/2020/03/26/bart-ehrman-on-why-everything-youve-been-told-about-heaven-and-hell-is-wrong/

The 3 Discrediting Faults of the Council of Nicea (325 CE)

1. Constantine “invited” 1800 church representatives to the Council of Nicea, but only 300 attended. That is 84% refusing the emperor and 16% complying with the emperor’s demands. 16% is hardly a quorum. Accordingly, are we to believe that these 300 out of 1800 were specially inspired & spoke with Divine authority for all Christians, …

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Hell is NOT a Place of Conscious, Eternal, Physical Torture

1st Century Ancient Near East concepts of "hell" (see also these posts) will show that Jesus referred to mortal judgment as any 2nd Temple, Hellenized Jew of his day: the grave (Sheol: lifelessness, knowing nothing, cut off)a mythical realm of the dead (Hades/Tartarus: an underworld, permanently separated from the living by an impassable river)a parabolic …

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