Who IS Jesus?
Many today worship the man we call "Jesus" as a god. But, I do not think that was the
man's original intent or his message. His name was likely "Yeshua," and he seemed
more content with being known as a "son of God." All of us are sons and daughters of
God. Even the Bible tells us that Jesus was the "firstborn of many brethren."
Believing a man to be god is a doctrine of what I brand the "Jesus Religion." By way of
distorted teachings, men who came after Yeshua created a religion in the name
"Jesus." If an organized, man-made religion was what Yeshua had intended to create,
then wouldn't he have sought to establish church buildings and the worship of himself
as his core tenets?
No, it took about three hundred years of men with orthodox, legalistic ideas to create
a religious system of fear that is spiritually powerless. Today, this system might appear
as the truth, but is dying and obvious in its intent to point people to external devices
for answers. Its strength is based primarily upon the fear of eternal punishment and
twisted teachings that emanate from such an idea. Such beliefs never make good
sense when closely examined, and they can never bring one true peace.
It is ironic is that a similar, legalistic religion attacked Yeshua and nailed him to a cross,
simply because of the threat he posed to it. Christianity has become just another
religion that similarly condemns and divides people, but in the name of Jesus. Though
it was not even close to the message shared by Yeshua, Christianity has become a
religion created after him.
Many Christian leaders say they teach "God's word," but yet promote fear, guilt and
condemnation in order to gain converts and call it Jesus' message. Yeshua's true
message had followers flocking to him to hear his words and all without beating them
up in the name of God. He did not have a message of fear, but of love.
Yeshua never attacked the common people. He did, however, attack religion and the
teachings of its leaders who sought to cause people to believe they were inherently
bad and separate from God. Why does Christianity today teach separation?
Maybe, it is time for us to re-examine our beliefs and search for Yeshua's true message.
If we find the truth within us, perhaps we can know the timeless ideas of Yeshua.
- Louis Charles
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