TOPICS: No justification for killing people in the name of God - the true purpose of religion is to set people free - the power elite turned religion into a tool for imprisoning people - the fact that religion can be misused does not mean it can’t do good - the devil can win in two ways - you do not need religion to attain union with God - going beyond man-made images of God - your true identity - the true meaning of the sabbath - religion was made for man, not man for religion - God does not condemn people because of outer religion - God did not create an imperfect world, but God did give us free will - God’s law will restore balance - we do not suffer for the sins of Adam and Eve - human beings allowed dark forces to influence this planet - free will and God’s law - people acts as co-creators through their minds - the true cause of human suffering - all people are one - the dualistic mind can justify anything - abusive religions will be exposed - humankind is progressing - only the power elite is willing to kill people - you can prove the reality of God - people can rise above their mistakes by changing their consciousness - religion does not kill; people kill - an organization can be reformed - no undeniable proof because people must pass their tests -
NOTE: This answer was given in response to a series of questions. The questions are listed before the answers instead of all up front.
Source: The Ascended Master Answers Website
I have a few questions for you to answer, and I believe you cannot or will not choose to answer them:
Question 1. Why is it acceptable to follow any founded religion that has been the cause of so much bloodshed throughout the history of mankind? (religious people tend to give a response like atheists have killed many, but what they also forget is that many Christians & Catholics & atheists fought for these so called dictators. (Christians and Catholics voted and fought for HITLER.)
Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:
I never said it was acceptable to follow a religion that violates the principles of God or the teachings I gave during my ministry. The Ten Commandments state clearly that “thou shallt not kill,” and it specifies no conditions under which it becomes acceptable to kill. Therefore, there is absolutely no justification for killing a human being in the name of God. There never has been any justification for this, and there will be, as I explained in more detail in my discourse on the war with Iraq.
If you honestly read the scriptures, you will see that I was in constant opposition to the dominant organized religion of my time, namely the Jewish religion. I challenged many aspects of that religion, but what I truly challenged was the approach to religion taken by the Jewish authorities.
As I explain in an important discourse, the true purpose of religion is to set people free. However, God has given people free will, and free will is an absolute law in the material universe. Therefore, it is quite possible that people can misuse their free will and therefore pervert the original purpose that God has for giving them a religion. When that happens, the religion that God gave as a tool for setting people free can now be perverted into becoming a tool for controlling people.
As I explain elsewhere, throughout recorded history there has been a small elite of people on this planet who are seeking to set themselves up to control, or even to own, the general population. This power elite will use absolutely any means available in order to attain and maintain this control. Religion is no exception, and there are many examples of how organized religion has been used by a power elite in order to control the general population. This was truly what I challenged in the Jewish religion, and that is why the power elite of the time did what they have always done to those who speak out against their misuse of power—they eliminated me.
The fact that something can be misused by people does not mean that it does not have a higher potential. Organized religion does not have to become a means for control. There are examples of how organized religion has done much good, in terms of filling people's spiritual and material needs. If you look at my discourse on the different levels of spiritual attainment, you will see that some lifestreams have a need for the kind stable environment that organized religion offers. You will also see that those lifestreams who rebel against God or are angry at God can often use organized religion to create their own image of God and then use it as a justification for taking out their anger against God upon other people.
You are reading these words on the Internet, and I am sure you are aware that the Internet has become a vehicle for the spread of pornography, even child pornography, and a recruiting ground for many terrorist organizations. Does this mean that the Internet is wrong or that it should be abolished? No, because the Internet has also become an incredible tool, whereby positive and constructive people can communicate new ideas and expose the fallacies of many of the old belief systems, including many organized religions that are misusing the mandate they were originally given from God.
The simple fact is that human beings can misuse anything. The challenge facing you is whether you will allow other people's misuse of religion to cause you to reject all religion, or even reject all faith in God, as many people have done. Many atheists use the errors of organized religion as a reason to reject all religion or even to reject God. The problem with that approach is that these people limit themselves, and they stop or abort their spiritual progress.
I am very well aware of the many fallacies and atrocities committed by organized religion. I have no need or desire to find any excuse for them whatsoever, because there is no excuse for this in the eyes of God. Yet I am also aware that the misuse of power by organized religion is orchestrated by the forces who are seeking to turn people away from their belief in God.
What I am saying here is that the devil can win in two ways. When I challenged the Jewish authorities 2,000 years ago, I accused them of being the blind leaders, and I told people not to become the blind followers. If you blindly follow an organized religion that is out of touch with the reality of God, then the devil has won. Today, many people are beginning to see through many of the claims made by orthodox religion. Yet if you go to the other extreme and use the fallacies of some organized religions or some religious people as an excuse for rejecting all religion, then the devil has also won, and he has you exactly where he wants you.
You see, the devil has one goal only, namely to prevent you from attaining union with your Christ self and therefore becoming the living Christ as I was. If you blindly follow an organized religion, you will not dare to put on your Christhood because you will believe the lie that it is blasphemy to do so. Thus, the devil wins. Yet if you see the fallacies of organized religion and thereby reject God or reject the possibility that you could rise above the consciousness behind organized religion, then the devil has also won.
There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the ends thereof are the ways of death. What this quote is truly saying is that there is one way that leads to multiple ends. The one way is to think that you need something outside yourself in order to reach God. That is the fallacy behind the mindset of many organized religions, and that is precisely the fallacy that I came to expose 2,000 years ago. I said that the kingdom of God is within you, meaning that the key to union with God is inside yourself. You do not need an organized religion to attain that union. Because people do not understand this, they think the only possible path to God is an outer path. So they blindly follow an organized religion or they go to the opposite extreme and reject all religion. Whether you go to one extreme or the other, you have missed the true path, the inner path to God.
Question 2. Why would a loving, perfect GOD be a jealous GOD?
Jesus: The consciousness of humankind has, over thousands of years, systematically been raised. The purpose of this growth process is to bring people to a higher understanding of God and their relationship to God. During Old Testament times, humankind was in a much lower state of consciousness than is the case today. I know that seems hard to believe when you read the headlines in the newspapers, but it is nevertheless true. During Old Testament times, people could not embrace a correct image of God. They tended to approach God with fear, and therefore they projected an image upon God as being angry and judgmental, even vengeful.
The first commandment is to have no other gods before God, and the true meaning is that in order to attain Christ consciousness, you cannot let anything in this world or any aspect of the lower state of consciousness, the dualistic mind, come between you and your inner union with God. That is why I told people to be willing to lose their lives for my sake, meaning for the sake of attaining the Christ consciousness. This is also expressed in the saying to choose this day whom you will serve and in my statement that you cannot serve God and mammon.
The true meaning is that you cannot attain inner union with God as long as you maintain any attachments to the things of this world. This simply is not possible, and it has nothing to do with God being jealous or angry. It is a fact that you become that upon which you put your attention. If you put your attention on the material world, you begin to think that you are a mortal human being. The only way to rise above that state of consciousness is to put your attention on your Christ self, until you realize that you are an immortal spiritual being who is only temporarily abiding in a mortal human body.
You can then attain the clear sense of identity that you are a spiritual being, and this allows you to be in this world without being of this world. If you try to do both, you will inevitably be polarized toward the lower state of consciousness, and you will be trapped in a state of mind which is dominated by relativity and duality. There is no middle way. You either see yourself as a spiritual being or as a human being. You can draw a shape that is square or one that is round, but you cannot draw a shape that is round and square at the same time.
Because of the fear-based approach to God that people had in Old Testament times, the original command given to Moses was misinterpreted, and after many translations it was turned into the expression that God is a jealous God. In reality, God has no human feelings, neither jealousy nor anger. God simply is who God is, and God truly is a God of unconditional love.
The statement that God created humans in his image and likeness is true only in terms of how human beings were before the fall. After people fell into the lower state of consciousness, they started projecting their own dualistic, relative state of consciousness upon God, thereby ascribing human imperfections to God. They now created a false God in the image and likeness of fallen man.
Question 3. Why would a loving perfect GOD condemn people to death for working on the SABBATH? (So a person cannot work to feed his or her starving children, but when Jesus came people are no longer bound to these commandments. But GOD before Jesus did such a spiteful thing.)
Jesus: I realize that Exodus contains the statement that he who violates the sabbath shall surely be put to death [Exodus 31:15]. Yet I as I have explained elsewhere, the Bible is not the infallible word of God. As explained above, those who are willing to misuse religion in order to attain control over the people have in many subtle or obvious ways changed religious scriptures to allow them to gain this control.
The command about the sabbath was given to help people attain spiritual growth by setting aside one day a week, when they would forget about the things of this world and put all their attention on God and upon spiritual growth. Once again, the human consciousness can misuse anything, and the sabbath has been misinterpreted in many ways. During Old Testament times, people were in a lower state of consciousness and therefore they needed a set of very clear rules for outer behavior. They were given the command not to perform any work, meaning any outer activities, on the sabbath.
Over the centuries, this became misinterpreted by the Jewish authorities and was turned into an absolute outer law. They set themselves up as a human authority with the power to reinforce the laws of God. They thought they had the right to punish people in God's stead. This was never what God intended. As part of my challenge to the fear-based, outer approach to religion, I demonstrated the fallacy of the quote that you will be instantly put to death by performing work on the sabbath. Obviously, God did not kill me for healing a man on the sabbath.
The real key here is my statement that the sabbath was made for man and not man for the sabbath. Once again, this means that a religious teaching is given as a tool for your lifestream’s liberation. When people use the dualistic state of mind and their quest for power and control to turn a religious teaching into an outer doctrine and an outer rule, then they have misused the teaching. This is what I sought to demonstrate, but unfortunately many Christians do not understand my intention. Instead, they have turned many of my own statements into the exact same type of outer rules and doctrines that I denounced so forcefully in the Jewish religion. Many well-meaning Christians have actually become as the lawyers that I denounced by saying that they had taken away the key of knowledge. Woe unto those, Christians on non-Christians, who take away the true inner meaning of a religious teaching.
So you are not correct that God did a spiteful thing before my coming. God never killed anyone for performing work on the sabbath, nor did he ever say that he would. The true intention behind the sabbath is that you need to put aside a certain amount of time and attention for God and your spiritual growth. Once again, you cannot serve two masters, so if all of your attention is placed upon the things of this world, you cannot build or maintain your spiritual identity.
It really does not matter whether you do do this one day a week or whether you do it for a few minutes or hours every day. In fact, the true way to keep the Sabbath is to always put God first and all material things second. This does not mean that you neglect the material things; it simply means that you reach for the Christ mind and allow all of your thoughts feelings and actions to flow from the love and the truth of that Christ mind instead of from the relativity and duality of the dualistic mind.
Question 4. What LOVING GOD would condemn people for being of a different faith? (there is around 33 million different faiths in India alone)
No loving God has ever condemned anyone for this. Only the false image, the man-made image, the idol, the golden calf of an angry and judgmental God seems to condemn people for being of a different religion. As I explained elsewhere, there are many true religions on this planet. God, or rather the ascended masters, have given a number of true and valid religions. The goal of giving a true religion is to give people a vehicle for attaining the higher state of consciousness that I call the Christ consciousness. This allows them to enter the kingdom of heaven, which is an inner kingdom, meaning that it is a state of consciousness.
Imagine that humankind suddenly became aware of a giant asteroid headed for earth and realized it would destroy the entire planet. People build a giant spaceship that can hold every human being on earth. At the appointed time, everyone travels to the spaceship and enters it. People use any means of transportation available to them to reach the spaceship. After everyone is safely aboard the ship, it blasts off. As people are moving away from the earth, they see the asteroid hit this planet and blow it to pieces. At that moment, does it matter whether you used a bicycle, a car, a plane or any other means of transportation to reach the spaceship? No, all that matters is that you got to the spaceship and that you are now on board.
The purpose of religion is to bring you into the kingdom of heaven. Once you are here, it truly does not matter which outer vehicle you used to get here. It is only people who are trapped in the relativity of the dualistic mind who become attached to a particular outer vehicle. It is only people who are trapped in the lowest aspects of the dualistic mind, and therefore have an insatiable desire for power, who have the mindset that there is only one true religion and that they need to force all others to join that religion. This however is no fault of God, but the result of the fact that people have chosen to misuse the free will that is their unique gift from God. Do not fault the giver of the gift for the misuse of the gift by the recipient.
Question 5. What perfect GOD would create an imperfect creation?
Jesus: A perfect God who wanted to create a universe that is inhabited by living beings who serve as co-creators. A God who has no desire to create robots that can only blindly follow our rules. You can read more about this in the following discourse.
In reality, God did not create an imperfect world. God created a universe that is based on a set of timeless principles, and those principles ensure that the universe is sustainable and will evolve in a harmonious and balanced manner. The laws of nature, the laws of God, are set up to ensure balanced growth.
When God gave beings free will, he inevitably gave them the ability to violate the principles upon which the universe is based. When people did so, they created a localized imbalance on this planet. Because God respects his Law of Free Will, he allows people to do this on a temporary basis because he knows that eventually the imbalance will be corrected by the laws of nature. People can violate the laws of God only for so long. They will eventually create such a great imbalance that it is no longer sustainable, and therefore their civilization will self-destruct and balance will be restored.
It is the misuse of God’s law that has created the state of imbalance that you currently see manifest as human suffering on this planet. However, that state of imbalance was not created by God. It was created by human beings who misused their free will to go against the laws that God has set up for their protection and survival. Do not fault the giver of the gift for the misuse of the gift by the recipient.
Question 6. If we are to suffer pain and death by the all-forgiving GOD through Adam and Eve eating an apple? Why is SATAN allowed to bring evil to the world? (We get death..for the sin of eating an apple, yet Satan is still around to work his evil.) Some people give the answer we chose free choice or something like that..well it was GOD’S free choice to allow evil to exist in the first place, it was God’s free choice to allow his creation to know temptation....why would god do this)
Jesus: You are not suffering the consequences of the sin committed by Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve are simply symbols for what has happened to every lifestream on earth. The forbidden fruit was a state of consciousness, namely what I call the dualistic mind. It is dominated by the relative concepts, the dualistic concepts, of good and evil. Lifestreams chose to partake of that state of consciousness before they were ready to do so, and therefore they lost their connection to the spiritual realm and became trapped in the dualistic state of consciousness.
When people are trapped in this dualistic state of consciousness, they will knowingly or unknowingly violate the laws of God, and therefore a great imbalance has been created on this planet. It is this imbalance that has allowed Satan an inroad on this planet and into the consciousness of human beings. God did not allow this. Human beings allowed it by creating the imbalanced conditions and the imbalanced state of consciousness which caused the vibration of the entire planet to be lowered.
When the earth was created by Elohim, everything expressed the perfection of the laws of God. As a result, the entire planet vibrated at such a high level that there was no opening for any dark forces to enter the energy field of this planet. When humans began to misuse their free will, they generated mental and emotional energy of a lower vibration. Over many generations, this lowered the vibration of the energy field of the entire planet, and as a result dark forces could now enter what had previously been an impenetrable fortress of spiritual energy.
As explained elsewhere, God did not allow evil to exist. Evil is the result of a choice. God did give his creation free will. But God never wanted lifestreams to misuse their free will to go against the basic laws that sustain the universe.
God chose to give his sons and daughters free will because it is the only way by which they can consciously grow to a higher state of consciousness and thereby become co-creators with him. You cannot give a being free will without giving it the option to violate the laws of the universe. Beings who violate those laws will eventually self-destruct, and obviously this is not what God wants. God wants his co-creators to express their free will within the context of the laws that sustain the universe. By showing that they would be faithful over a few things, God would later make them rulers over many things, so that they could create their own universes and their own laws.
Temptation is an inevitable part of free will. Yet God gave his sons and daughters all the tools possible to help them use their free will wisely. I can tell you that the vast majority of God's co-creators did not fall into temptation. Planet earth is simply temporarily the abode of a large number of lifestreams who did fall for the temptation to misuse their free will.
Question 7. What perfect loving God would allow children to suffer in pain/disease? Why would God allow this?? (After all children have no knowledge of God until they are indoctrinated into a faith.)
Jesus: God has not created any of the suffering of children or adults. God created a perfect planet, and he sent a number of lifestreams here with the command to take dominion over the earth. What is not expressed in the Bible is that in order to take dominion over the earth, you must first take dominion over your own mind.
It is through the mind that people act as co-creators. Because people chose not to take dominion over the mind, they fell into the relative state of consciousness that I call the dualistic mind. Over a very long period of time, we are talking millions of years, people have gradually created the current conditions on this planet. It is these conditions that are responsible for all of the suffering you see on earth.
God did not create these conditions. Human beings created the conditions. God cannot uncreate these conditions without violating the Law of Free Will. Human beings must uncreate those conditions by rising out of the dualistic mind and putting on the mind of Christ.
In reality, most children are born with a knowledge of God. They are also born with the need to bear what they have created in past lives, and it is those karmic conditions that cause their suffering in this life. However, those conditions are the consequences of choices they made, not choices made by God.
I realize this can sound harsh, but the brutal reality of life on this planet is that God did not create suffering. Therefore, the current conditions will not improve until people wake up, take responsibility for their self-created misery and decide to use their free will to change things for the better. Religion is meant to give people the tools to do this. Yet as you correctly point out, many religions have been perverted and serve only to keep people in an ignorant and passive state of mind. However, that is not the creation of God, but the creation of a few people who misuse religion to gain power over the rest of the population.
Question 8. What God would allow people of the same faith to fight against each other in the name of GOD??
Jesus: Again, God simply respects his Law of Free Will. In doing so, he allows people to descend into a lower state of consciousness, and God does not limit how far people can go, although the laws of God make sure that if people go beyond a certain threshold, they will self-destruct.
God never created any religious conflicts. All religious conflicts spring from the duality, the relativity and the sense of separation from God that are the characteristics of the dualistic mind. When you see yourself as separated from God, you fail to see that your fellow human beings are sons and daughters of God, just as you are a son or daughter. This then allows you to feel that you are separated from or in opposition to your brothers and sisters. When you rise to the single-eyed vision of the Christ mind, you see the fallacy of this mindset. You realize the underlying unity of all life, as expressed in my saying that “inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my little ones, you have done it unto me.”
Question 9. What GOD would allow people to be murdered through another man’s GOD or FAITH? (September 11 many Muslims also died in that terror caused by the following of religion.)
Jesus: Again, it is only the complete misunderstanding and the total misuse of religion that causes people to feel justified in killing someone else in the name of God. As I have already said in my comments on the 911 incident, the Muslims who committed those acts did not go to heaven, and they were not rewarded by Allah for their deeds. Neither will the false teachers who misled these people into committing the terrorist attacks go to heaven. They will surely face the consequences of their deeds, and they will discover that their view of Allah is completely out of touch with the reality of the one true God.
Question 10. If people started following the beliefs of Hitler they would be frowned upon? (Hitler murdered millions through his belief that he was doing GOD’s work in the termination of JEWS. CHRISTIANITY & ISLAM has been the cause of MORE WARS & MURDER yet it is acceptable to follow it? Why don’t these murderous religions have to answer for the evils they committed in the spreading of their faiths? After all we have to answer for Adam and Eve’s sin?)
Jesus: I agree. Those who use religion to justify the killing of other human beings are always out of touch with the reality of God. The very relativity of the dualistic mind makes it possible for people to create illusions that seemingly justify the most atrocious acts. You will see that Hitler and many of those who supported him believed they were fully justified in committing the atrocities of the concentration camps. Yet in reality Hitler did not believe he was doing God’s work, because he did not worship God but the devil. Hitler knew very well that he was not working for God but for the “man downstairs.”
When you look at such events in retrospect, it is easy to see that they were wrong. Yet while people are in the situation, they often become overwhelmed by the negative energies that envelop certain situations. This in combination with the relativity of their dualistic minds make it impossible, or very difficult, for people to see that what they are doing is wrong and cannot be justified in the eyes of God. I can assure you that in the not-too-distant future, most people will be able to see through the fallacy of organized religions who believe you can kill in the name of God. If you want to be fair, you should recognize that even today there are many people who can see the fallacy of this.
It is true that both Islam and Christianity have been used as a justification for killing other human beings. This is never excusable. Likewise, the religions themselves will also answer for these deeds, and this is indeed why you see the exposure of the widespread sex scandals in the Catholic Church. This exposure is partly due to the past misdeeds of the Catholic Church, such as the Crusades and the Inquisition. This karmic return mandates that all ungodly acts committed by the Catholic Church will be systematically exposed.
Nevertheless, you should be fair and recognize that not all Christians or Muslims believe their religions can justify the killing of others. In fact, only a small minority have ever believed that killing in the name of God is justified. I think an honest look at the situation will show you that Christianity has now progressed to a state in which the vast majority of all Christians would violently opposes a papal decree to kill Muslims.
This should show you that humankind is progressing, and as people grow to a higher state of consciousness, organized religion will also be transformed. As a result of this transformation, organized religion will be less inclined to misuse its authority. It will no longer be able to do so and hide behind a wall of silence or a claim to infallibility. What is truly happening here is that the power elite, who is seeking to misuse religion, is losing its ability to do so because people are becoming awakened to the need to see beyond the outer religion. People realize they must be loyal to the timeless principles of God instead of the temporary man-made doctrines.
As explained above, you are not responsible for the sins of Adam and Eve. You are responsible for the sins committed by your lifestream through its many incarnations on this planet. As explained elsewhere, reincarnation is a reality, and you have had many lifetimes in which to use and misuse your free will. The conditions you face in this life are simply the results of your lifestream’s choices made in previous lifetimes. To change those conditions, rise above the dualistic mind, put on the mind of Christ and all of your sins will be forgiven.
Question 11. Religious people tend to justify that if you do not believe, you are an atheist, as if atheists have no morals and as if they follow an organized faith? (They forget atheists are individuals and choose not to believe in something that does not exist. They forget atheists have morals, in fact many don’t wish to follow a faith because they can see the dictatorship and its violent past. They also forget that many dictators such as HITLER were indoctrinated Catholic..SADDAM Muslim Islamic faith, they also forget an INDIVIDUAL ruler STALIN who was mad for power did not murder in the name of ATHEISTS, unlike millions of RELIGIOUS FOLK WHO MURDER IN THE NAME OF GOD.
Jesus: You say that atheists are individuals, and you are quite right. Yet Hitler and Stalin were also individuals. Therefore, please do not blame all Christians for the misdeeds of a few fanatics. That would be committing the same mistake that you so clearly see in the Christians who accuse atheists for not having morals.
If you were willing to take an objective look at facts, you would see that there are not millions of religious people who murder in the name of God. Truly, most religious people would never dream of killing anyone. I can assure you that there is only a relatively limited number of lifestreams who are willing to kill in the name of God. These lifestreams have reincarnated again and again, and they are responsible for most of the atrocities committed by organized religion. Yet the vast majority of the lifestreams on this planet on not willing to kill another human being for any cause, except possibly self-defense. You will also see that the power elite members who are willing to kill will find many different “justifications” for doing so, and religion is only one of them.
I agree that many atheists are highly moral people, and the reason is that deep within their hearts they have a memory of the timeless principles of God (written in their inward parts), and they have a loyalty to those principles. I agree that many atheists clearly see the fallacy of organized religion. Yet as explained above, it is not constructive to use the fallacies of organized religion to reject all religion or to reject God.
I disagree with the statement that atheists choose not to believe in something that does not exist. It is true that the image of God portrayed by many organized religions does not exist. It is a man-made image, an idol. Yet there is a true God who does exist. And if atheists use the fallacies of organized religion to reject the true God, then they are truly hurting their own spiritual growth in the process. This of course is their choice, nevertheless please do not expect me to agree with the belief that God does not exist. I know that God exists. I have proven the reality of God, and every human being can do the same by reaching for the Christ consciousness.
Question 12. Would you believe that followers of a founded religion endorse its murderous past just by following the faith??
Jesus: It almost sounds like you do not believe in forgiveness. It sounds like you have become so angry at the mistakes made by orthodox religion that you want all followers of organized religion to burn forever in hell. I understand your anger over the atrocities committed by organized religion. Yet the entire purpose for my ministry was to show people that it is possible to rise above the mistakes of the past and make things right with God.
Unfortunately, many orthodox Christians have misunderstood my true purpose, and they believe that my sacrifice on the cross paid the price for their sins, past present and future. As explained elsewhere, this is a fallacy. Nevertheless, it is true that it is possible for human beings to rise above the mistakes of the past and be completely redeemed and forgiven by the unconditional love and grace of God.
It is true that organized religions, including Christianity, have been used as an excuse for committing many atrocities. Yet you must admit that the Catholic Church never killed anyone. It was individuals within the Catholic Church who committed those acts. So you see that all acts ever committed on this planet were committed by individuals.
The result is that individuals are responsible for all suffering, and the good news is that this gives them the ability to rise above their own past. Likewise, they can help a particular organization rise above its past. As I said earlier, the Catholic Church is currently reaping the karmic return of some of the past misdeeds committed by Catholics. Yet individual Catholics could, by sincerely striving for the Christ consciousness, help the Church rise above its past. Obviously, this would require very deep reforms in the Church itself. Nevertheless, it is indeed possible that this could happen.
If members of a particular church allow themselves to be trapped in the fear-based, close-minded state of consciousness that caused the atrocities committed in the past, then it is true that those members are endorsing the past by upholding the status quo of the organization. So it is true that some Catholics, for example, are endorsing the past deeds of the Catholic Church by allowing themselves to be trapped in a fear-based approach to religion. Yet there are also many Catholics who have transcended that mindset and who are working in constructive ways to reform the Church and to carry on the good works performed by the Church. I would like to see such people do much more than they are currently doing to bring reform. Nevertheless, if you rise above the mindset of the past, you can become an instrument for bringing about positive change within the organization.
There might eventually come a point of no return, and if a church does not change, it might indeed collapse under its own weight. As explained elsewhere, the Catholic Church needs to go through many reforms before it becomes an organization that can survive into the next millennium. And as Mother Mary has explained, it is indeed possible that the Catholic Church, and many other organized religions, could collapse under their own weight. However, I still hold the hope that orthodox Christianity can be transformed, and I would like to encourage those who are working for such reforms not to become stuck in the mistakes of the past. It is far more important to produce positive change in the present rather than becoming stuck in the errors of the past
Question 13. Why is there no other evidence leading to the existence of Jesus??? Why have no other texts apart from the Bible from any religious or political or educated person of Jesus’ time never stated any existence of JESUS??
Jesus: There is indeed such evidence, as an objective examination of the historical record will prove. Nevertheless, I have no desire to give an undeniable proof of my historical existence. I came as a spiritual teacher, and that means my role is to present people with a test. The test is that people must choose this day, every day, whom they will serve, and they must choose whether they are willing to know from within without having an undeniable proof. If there was undeniable proof, there would be no test and no choice. That would be a violation of people's free will.
Question 14. Lastly, I would just like to say I believe in GOD but not the MAN-made god Christians follow or any other founded religious MAN MADE GOD...my GOD exist that is all, you don't have to pray to it..you don't have to be part of an evil man-made faith to understand it is there. Thank you for your time.
Jesus: I too know the real God, who is so far beyond the man-made images of God, the idols, that most religious people cannot fathom it. You say you believe in this God, but do you know this God? If not, I suggest you follow the path I have outlined on this website and reach for the Christ consciousness, so that you can actually attain true knowledge of God's existence and of God’s nature. You will then see that you were not created to worship God but to be a co-creator with God and help bring God's kingdom to earth, thereby ending all human suffering.
So why don't you strive to create a better future for everyone on this planet instead of allowing yourself to be trapped in a state of mind that is focused on the past and is focused on blaming organized religion rather than on bringing forth the true inner religion that I outline on every page of this website. In other words, stop blaming organized religion and help me spread the knowledge of the true inner religion that transcends all outer divisions created by human beings.
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