Used and Abused

His words twisted to suit agenda's

To understand how Jesus was received in Judea, one must understand how life was for the population. From before his birth, Judea was occupied by Roman troops as was the entire Mediterranean coastal region which had an estimated total population of about 70 million people.

Judaism based on the teachings of Moses was well established, Rome, Greece and all the other states within the Roman empire had a variety Gods and forms of worship to which many still offered blood sacrifices. There were many spiritual teachers, some good,some not and in the local tradition, there was no such device as celibacy. In fact there is credible evidence that Jesus was actually married and may have had children.

"Jesus became a guide, quiet and in leisure. In the middle of a school he came and spoke the Word, as a teacher. Those who were wise in their own estimation came to put him to the test. But he discredited them as  empty-headed people. They hated him because they really were not wise men.  After all these came also the little children, those who possess the  knowledge of the Father. When they became strong they were taught the aspects of the Father's face. They came to know and they were known. They were glorified and they gave glory. In their heart, the living book of the  Living was manifest, the book which was written in the thought and in the mind of the Father and, from before the foundation of the All, is in that incomprehensible part of him." Gospel Of Truth.

He offended many egos and when he came to the feat of the Passover and went to the temple and saw the trade taking place in what was supposedly a place of divine worship, he made serious enemies of the salesmen and  priests.

The priests complained to Pontius Pilot, the Roman prefect responsible for keeping the peace in Judea. Little is known of Pilot other than that he was a commoner who had risen through the military ranks and according to Josephus, he ordered the crucifixion of so many people (over 500) that his troops ran out of wood to make crosses, and this was the most common Roman form of execution at the time. This is also a significant cause of deforestation.

Politically the Jews hated the Romans and wanted them gone so they could  govern themselves, but Rome needed to own the territory as a land route to Africa and to tax the people and support the Roman economy.

Protests and armed uprisings against Roman rule were regular occurrences and were put down with brute force and it seems probable that there was  some conspiracy between the Roman administrators and the Jewish priests.  Rome had little interest in Judaism, it only wanted order and taxes. The priests wanted everyone to conform to their ideology and cash tributes to pay their salaries and maintain the temples much as Church and state still work hand in hand today.

The bible story says that then Jesus was arrested after identification by Judas which modern Christianity sees as a betrayal.

The Gospel of Judas, on the other hand, portrays Judas in a very different  perspective than do the Gospels of the New Testament, according to a  preliminary translation made in early 2006 by the National Geographic Society: the Gospel of Judas appears to interpret Judas's act not as  betrayal, but rather as an act of obedience to the instructions of Jesus.  This assumption is taken on the basis that Jesus required a second agent to set in motion a course of events which he had planned. In that sense Judas acted as a catalyst. The action of Judas, then, was a pivotal point which interconnected a series of simultaneous pre-orchestrated events.

This portrayal seems to conform to a notion current in some forms of  Gnosticism, that the human form is a spiritual prison, and that Judas thus served Christ by helping to release Christ's spirit from its physical constraints. The action of Judas allowed him to do that which he could not do directly. The Gospel of Judas does not claim that the other disciples  knew gnostic teachings. On the contrary, it asserts that the disciples had  not learned the true Gospel, which Jesus taught only to Judas Iscariot.

Other commentators write that Jesus never died on the cross at all, and one asserts that Simon carried the cross and another took his place on the cross.

The implication is that while the body died, the spirit lived on unhurt and unblemished. The story of the crucifixion and resurrection echoes similar stories from North India and Tibet of fully realised individuals who regularly appear many hundreds of years after their supposed deaths.

But the crucifixion and resurrection mark the beginning of the real abuse of the teachings of Jesus who forbade his follower from creating a religion in his name.

Today the biblical teachings provide Justification for all sin, ye those who believe Jesus absolves our sins are mistaken. Sin is only absolved when the sinner and the victim forgive and the heart is healed prohibiting sinful action.



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