To be a Christian

What makes someone a Christian? The live stream covers the three major definitions people use to classify someone “Christian.” These rely on a combination of the Bible, Jesus’ life, Jesus’ death. The Passover sacrifice is substitution atonement. This creates a life debt. Why does the Gospel of Thomas seem to contradict this story? Why was Ezekiel’s revelation ignored? Could Cain and Able be the beginnings of the scapegoat vs the golden child?

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Mishelle Shepard
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My thoughts on the scapegoat and golden child parallel in that they are archetypical and so make sense that family groups extend into political groups, or really group dynamics of any kind. I don’t doubt it sucks to be the golden child, in certain circumstances, as much as it sucks to be the scapegoat in others. I appreciate so much how thought-provoking you are above all! But, the question of accountability is what’s lacking, in Christianity, in to what now bleeds over into culture into the New Age movement and ‘liberalism/progressive’ in general, as we are currently defining it. Until… Read more »

Ezekiel 33
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Ezekiel 33

Your work is so important in this time mate. Tozer is bang on point! But Christ must be exalted, he is Yahweh’s plan to take back the world, we are in a turf war against the rule of this world. It is how we respond to him that counts! Praying for you

Ezekiel 33
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Ezekiel 33

Christianity is to receive a rejuvenation, it must be by other means than any now being used. If the Church in the second half of this century is to recover from the injuries she suffered in the first half, there must appear a new type of preacher.” Tozer also said, “The proper, ruler-of-the-synagogue type will never do. Neither will the priestly type of man who carries out his duties, takes his pay and asks no questions, nor the smooth-talking pastoral type who knows how to make the Christian religion acceptable to everyone. All these have been tried and found wanting.”… Read more »

Ezekiel 33
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Ezekiel 33

I suggest you read Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola, and then Dr Michael
Heiser, The Unseen Realm.

Modern christless/pagan churchianity in tha age of Aquarius is bankrupt! But not to take his word, his character, Christ exalted, Christ as lord and saviour is mistaken.

These 3 podcasts are great: the first of 3
Demons
Satan
Principalities and powers

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-insurgence-podcast/id1449010513?i=1000446364761

Theophilus
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Theophilus

For most Christians, like myself, it is frightening to explore ideas outside the dichotomy of christian doctrine. My great awakening began when I was fully honest with myself. I was trying to squeeze my theology or cosmology into a small box that was given to me by the church. I could no longer declare with hubris that the bible must be read like a history book or that every edit was perfect. Yet still I can say there is truth in Jesus Christ. How can we bring heaven to earth? By pursuing the good, the beautiful, and the true. Compassion… Read more »

Jamey
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Jamey

”I was trying to squeeze my theology or cosmology into a small box that was given to me by the church.“

I found tremendous mental tension and constriction when following a similar mindset.

Heather
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Heather

Great job again James. I think that no matter what your personal views and beliefs are, it can be agreed that our true creator is not a hateful, biased, vengeful one that makes no sense to me, never has and never will. I have read some of the bible, attended Sunday school, (which I loathed) and attended church on occasion. I do not think you need a middle man/woman to talk to God, as you say he/she is inside of all of us and we can open a dialogue at any time. I do seem to resonate with, and I… Read more »

Bruce Wright
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Bruce Wright

Heather, that was very cool. I enjoyed your comment.

Bruce Wright
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Bruce Wright

That was quite the sermon Pastor True! Of course, being remembered as a great philosopher is, in my opinion, the coolest way to be…and you remind me, so much, of Ralph Waldo Emerson too. I have all of Emerson’s essays and have actually read them. He was cool and also a poet, like you. He wanted to be a preacher but the organized asshole knuckle dragging mouth breathers who controlled the churches were all believers in a HISTORICAL JESUS and A LITERAL translation of The Holy Bible, the SAME ilk of asshole that kicked the Gospel of Thomas to the… Read more »

Brandy John
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Brandy John

I would suggest that much of James’ repulsions to Paul’s words and others’ in the bible are the result of, get this, condensed aperture and a belief in the church father’s interpretations. Just like the Jews follow Moses, most “Christians” follow Paul’s words and do not subject them to Christ which will ultimately leave them with Moses (the ordinances of men) again. For example, Romans 13 doesn’t say “embrace the Roman citizenship” just as Jesus was not saying it either when He said, “Render to Caesar that which is Caesar’s.” In both instances, it can be brought under the word… Read more »

Joe
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Joe

James was so on point…but to add fuel to this fire because that is what it needs, churchians will squirt over this and choose receive the gifts of the grabbler. Once again time has reached a stage for all to choose how to handle the inner conflicts over the pressing of oppression… open your heart and let the god within….transcend you to a higher level of being. God is not separate for you, it is you. Life is not unholy, your freewill can make it unholy. And Christians in america score low, constantly accepting evil. Will you accept a chip,… Read more »

Kevin
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Kevin

Well put! Merriam-Webster
Virus
2 : something that poisons the mind or soul

Jesus is the mask!