God is Imaginary: #21 Understand Jesus' Core Message
I have a theory based on 1 Corinthians 12:3: "Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus be cursed," and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit." My theory is that you cannot understand Christianity and not believe. Writings by those who do not believe are always off--they're like a building without a foundation--it may look fine, but it's skewed and unbalanced. It's not just points of doctrine. I can read the writing of another denomination, and though the structure is different, I can feel the solid foundation of faith below.
But that doesn't address their profound MISunderstanding of Jesus' core message. This is how it would read if they understood:
"Hello, I am God. You know me. You said you didn't need me. You said you wanted nothing to do with me. You said you wanted me to leave you alone. Then you left. You walked straight towards hell, for hell is what happens when I leave you alone. I could have let you go. Instead, I sent Jesus to pull you back. First we told you what would happen. Then you saw it happen to Jesus. You're back with us now. We love you. If you still want to leave, knowing what you now know, we won't stop you."
That's a bit different, isn't it?
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