The Truth Message – Part 3 – The Corrupted Concepts of ‘current’ Christianity
While originally Christianity was a divine dispensation, subsequently some false doctrines and dogmas found their way into its teaching – these doctrines run counter to divine attributes, however, today these are blindly believed.
To talk of books: The Holy Bible is undeniably a sacred scripture for the Christians, it is one of the oldest trust-worthy source retelling tales of past prophets and God’s commandments, however, with the passage of time the original concepts were corrupted and new traditions captured the place of original teachings… I can tell you who did it and when and where and why.
Concepts of Christianity are found to be corrupted today. It is, I guess, actually natural for things to change with time and this theory applies to religion as well. New concepts keep coming-in and many a times we are made to accept religious matters without a question. Come to think of it… tell me, how many times did you try to test your religion against reason & rationality? Did you, ever? And sometimes didn’t you think as why do I have to do this?
Why do we turn willfully blind to some truths?
The misconceptions, the misunderstandings and the confusion in religions today are, by all probability, born out of human fancy. Man always interpolates, misconstrues or misappropriates divine teachings after the prophets have gone. No wonder their messages are again distorted by the generations that follow. It is a fact that every religion keeps including few new concepts with time and these are often the wrong ones; sometimes a wrong understanding of the old original books also leads to erroneous conclusions. With a slight twist in the kaleidoscope, the perception changes dramatically – This is what found in all the religions today.
Just when I suggest that the Books must have been interpolated, we do not mean that all matters of the Books underwent a complete change or man-made transformation. No! This is never permitted to happen to the Divine scriptures of God – few truths always remain untouched – it just needs to be cleansed of the dirt that comes with time. No matter how many centuries passed since that religion was set up or how many new concepts were added to the Book… No matter what, some original truths are always retained, untouched and unadulterated. It is in the light of this that a careful study of every religion is to be done – it is always rewarding.
To conclude may I say: It stands undeniable that the concepts of Christianity have lost their purities with time … or may I say: Religion remained the same yet the concepts were corrupted?
The Problem: The concept of Original sin, Atonement and Trinity that are blindly accepted by Christians of today are mysterious and beyond human conceptualization. These are indeed matters of blind faith and are beyond reason!
There is no need to teach that stars can fall out of the sky and land on a flat Earth in order to defend our religious faith.
The Church had protected the fundamental doctrine of ‘Original Sin’, ‘Atonement’ and ‘trinity’ till today but now they cannot survive as the evolution of internet has happened and so we have the capacity to bring back the skeletons of the Angels and the Demons of the people of the past to revisit centuries later with their truths.
Let’s start with…
Christians subscribe to the doctrine that: God so loved the world that, to bestow salvation upon mankind, He placed the burden of the sins of the whole of mankind upon His son Jesus, and made him accursed by bringing about his death upon the cross.
According to some, Jesus (as) passed three days and three nights in hell, as atonement for the sins of mankind, and was then restored to life, and thus provided the means of salvation for those who might believe in him.
And finally, In this way the supposed conflict between the Divine attribute of Justice, which demanded punishment, and the Divine attribute of Mercy, which demanded forgiveness, was resolved… Incredible! Isn’t it?
Well, at least the Christians approve it.
Let me tell you a truth: The philosophy of someone atoning for the sins of another (as the Christians of today believe) is emphatically rejected in the Old Testament itself. (Deut. 24:16, Ezekiel 18:2 and 20).
The father shall not be put to death for the children, neither the children put to death for the fathers; every man shall be put to death for his own sins. [DEUTERONOMY 24:16]
The term Atonement does not find mention in any other religion and not even in Judaism whose scripture makes a formal part of the Bible.
Then where did this concept come from?
[Find the answer to this question on: St. Paul on Atonement of Jesus]
Coming back to our topic: This design of Atonement offends against reason and is unacceptable from every point of view, especially from the point of view of justice: it is clearly unjust that an innocent one should be punished for the sins of the guilty lot.
To remind you of the basics: Salvation does not merely mean deliverance from the punishment of sin. Salvation means the achievement of that eternal prosperity to which the human nature thirsts, and which can be acquired only through true recognition of God, and perfect fear and perfect love for him, wand again it comes from the establishment of a true and strong relationship with God.
Even if a thousand Messiahs were to be crucified, they would never bring about true salvation for mankind, for sin can only be got rid of through perfect fear and perfect love. We’ll discuss ‘Salvation’ in detail in the later part of this message.
Coming back to our point, let’s discuss the case of crucifixion & atonement of Jesus again from a different point:
The Holy Bible says, `Death on the Cross’ means an ‘accursed death’. Did we not read, ‘for he that is hanged is accursed of God’ (Deut. 21:23)?
The concept of curse is related to the heart, and a person can be called accursed only if in truth his heart turns away from God, and becomes black, and is bereft of God’s mercy, and is deprived altogether of the love of God and is emptied of all recognition of God and, becoming blind and bereft like Satan, is filled with the poison of misguidance, and retains not a ray of the light of the love and recognition of God, and cuts asunder from all relationship with God, and is filled with rancor and hatred and disgust and enmity towards God, so that God becomes his enemy and is disgusted with him, and he is disgusted with God – It is thus clear that the concept of curse is vicious and unholy.
Now you tell me, can it apply to anyone like Jesus?
Well, I cant’ stand to wait for your answer but can tell you right away that: It cannot apply to any righteous one who entertains the love of God in his heart. Then, how can we even think of using this expression for a holy soul like Jesus?
Tell me, Can it even be imagined that the heart of Jesus (as) had, in truth, turned away from God? And had denied God? And was disgusted with God? And had become Satan and had become the enemy of God and was plunged into the darkness of disbelief and denial?
Not sure about you but I can confirm it to you that: Such a concept is not only inconsistent with the station of prophethood and messengership of Jesus (peace be upon him), but is also inconsistent with his claim of excellence and holiness, and love, and recognition of the Divine, mentioned repeatedly in the Gospels.
I just can’t stand this nonsense! I am really sorry but I can’t agree with you, and I am rejecting whatever nonsense beliefs you have about His Holiness Prophet Jesus: Peace be upon him! It could never apply to any righteous person who entertains love of God in his heart. Alas!
Christians did not ponder over the significance of a curse when they invented this belief; else, it was impossible for them to have used such a cursed word for a righteous man like Jesus.
Jesus was a great holy prophet and I want to prove it to you that such a great blessed soul can’t be accursed to die on a cross or burn in the hell! And (for Muslims) imagining nonsensical stories about him sitting on the 5th sky or whatever is just sheer stupidity.
A study of the Gospels reveals that Jesus (as) affirmed that he was the light of the world, was a guide, and had an exalted relationship of love with God, and had been bestowed a holy birth by God. Then however did the unholy concept of curse be applied to the heart of Jesus (as) in view of his permanent and holy relationship with God?
Think about it my dear, please. May peace be upon you.
Therefore, now when I have clearly proved to you hat Jesus was neither accursed (as Jews accused him of), nor did he go to hell (as Christians believed to atone for their sins) for three days, nor did he suffer death (as informed of Giving up the Ghost) or as the other part of the story that he went to heaven (by Muslims): All these beliefs are proved to be completely wrong & purely fictional. On this point the Bible has more evidence which I proceed to state below. Please read further:
This statement of Jesus: ‘But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee’ (Matthew: chapter 26, verse 32). This very verse clearly shows that Jesus, after he had come out of the tomb, went to Galilee and not to heaven.
Jesus’ words ‘After I am risen’ do not mean his rising up alive after he was dead;
See here my dear people: When a man, having passed through a close-to-death experience but saved from it or had recovered from serious illness, usually expresses the idea by the idiomatic expression — ‘he was given a new life’, and no people to whatever country they may belong would demur at expressing that idea in this way, isn’t it?
Jesus (peace be upon him) was a Divine Messenger, a favored and a Holy Prophet of God… It is heights of injustice to conceive, even for a moment, that such a chosen one was hanged upon the cross and, by dying on it, became accursed, for whatever reason it might be.
The favored servants of God Almighty and His beloved Messengers lose themselves in their love for God and out of that love discard this mortal life, and are invested with a new and holy life, and are bestowed the blessings that they are able to purify others from the stain of accursedness, and cannot become accursed themselves.
They may be nailed to the cross, but if death by crucifixion is truly an accursed death, it becomes necessary that such chosen servants of God should be delivered from such a death, and should be safeguarded against its stain. Agree? I bet you agree with me, don’t you?
And, we have already seen how Jesus surivived Crucifixion, all thanks to the Gracious God, and then lived on to complete his mission.
It is thus proven without a doubt that Jesus (as) did not die on the cross. Don’t ever agree with it again.
We could now cleanly conclude that there was no resurrection (for Christians) of Jesus and no bodily ascent to heaven (for Muslims), as these are links of the same sadistic chain.
Why did Jesus have to die? Was it to appease a wrathful God’s demand for punishment? Does that mean Jesus died to save us from God? How could someone ever truly love or trust a God like that? How can that ever be called “Good News?” It’s questions like these that make so many people want to have nothing to do with Christianity.
Countless people filling our pews have adopted this hurtful view of God and themselves. It has led many to internalize feelings of shame and self-loathing, thinking this is what God desires. Others have lost their faith entirely because of it, unable to worship a God who seems to them to be a ‘moral monster’. Faith motivated by fear, threat, and feelings of worthlessness. How could things have gone so wrong? When did the good news become bad news?
We never observe in the Divine law of nature that ‘A’ hits his own head with a stone and this cures the headache of ‘B’. We are, therefore, at a loss to understand how people can acquire inner purification through the suicide committed by the Messiah. Also, we must keep in mind that hitting our head with a stone will only worsen our ache, not cure it.
However, tell me: Is there any law or philosophy which can make us understand how the Messiah’s blood could have cleansed the inner impurities of other people? Our observation is, in fact, opposed to this principle, because, until the time when the Messiah decided to commit suicide, we find an element of righteousness and godliness among the Christians. After the crucifixion, however, their carnal passions burst forth like a river which breaks its banks and inundates the land.
My dear people: Read not to contradict … but to weigh and consider.
A God, who offers his son for a grudging suicide is not a loving God! Many a thought leaders in the West including President Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine have expressed opinion that a God, who offers his son for a half hearted suicide, is not only an Unloving father but also not wise. An All Knowing God could certainly come up with a better prescription. A God, who cannot forgive a genuinely contrite person without a material atonement and blood of his son, is not Gracious or Merciful and certainly should not be called all love. The general grace of the Lord of the worlds envelops everything and nothing is deprived of that grace; then how can we expect that God sacrificed his own son… it sounds so idiotic! Doesn’t it?
Any Christian would admit that if Jesus’ survival (as opposed to his death) on the cross could be proven it would mark the futility of their faith and the end of Christianity. The sacrifice of God’s son for the sake God’s people is what Christianity revolves around. So let it be understood that as far as the Bible is concerned there is evidence that Jesus did not die on the cross. And therein lies the second refutation of Christian doctrine.
So anyone who still requires more evidence shall be provided as such. But shouldn’t this point be a cause for concern to Christians? If there are strong reasons to show even from the Bible that Jesus did not die on the cross then why should one continue to believe in the mysterious theory of substitutionary atonement? It is bad enough that the theory makes no sense. But if Jesus never died then the substitution could not have happened. Does the honest minded person continue to entertain beliefs that have such shaky foundations? Is that the way of the righteous?
So it is my hope and prayer that my fellow Christians see the complete lack of reason in the “deathy by crucifixion” of the holy man that was my beloved prophet Jesus Christ.
Those with perverted minds will make allegations, I know. They have done so in the past and they will continue to do it. God has decreed that He will fill Hell with such people. God has a great sense of honour for His beloveds. If they do not desist, His chastisement is very severe. The natural disasters all over the world, the economic crises, the chaos of global warming should draw you towards God rather than towards vulgarities: If these words are not heeded it will lead to destruction.
May God give sense to the world and may He enable us to discharge our responsibilities.
Jesus Never Died on the Cross, so Atonement doesn’t exist!
The Truth recorded in the Holy Book from our Lord in His own words:
Let me present to you few verses which will prove my truth again…
“And Jesus’ enemies planned, and God also planned; and God is the Best of planners.”
“And for their (Jews) saying, We did slay the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, the Messenger of God; whereas they slew him not, nor did they bring about his death upon the cross, but he was made to appear to them like one crucified [to death]; and those who differ therein are certainly in a state of doubt about it; they have no certain knowledge thereof, but pursue only a conjecture; and they did not arrive at a certainty concerning it. ….” [4:158,159]
…“ God said, ‘O Jesus, I will cause thee to die a natural death and will raise thee to Myself, and will clear thee from the charges of those who disbelieve, and will exalt those who follow thee above those who disbelieve, until the Day of Resurrection; then to Me shall be your return, and I will judge between you concerning that wherein you differ.” [3:55, 56]
Therefore, by the references above and from The Holy Bible, and all the facts above we have now enough proof that Jesus had survived crucifixion and did die a natural death as planned by his Lord and our Lord, the One-God, the almighty.
‘O ye men, now has the truth come to you from your Lord. So whosoever follows the guidance follows it only for the good of his own soul, and whosoever errs, errs only against it. And I am not a keeper over you.’ [10:109]
Another belief that demands discussion…
Trinity, one of the most important concepts of the mainstream Christian faith… Many Christians believe in it.
Let me tell you: Jesus did not teach it; Bible did not proclaim it; and Reason could not honor it.
Jesus lived as a human being, claimed to be nothing more than the “son of man“, whose mission was to show all humankind how they should live and what God expected of them. The Old Testament honored monotheism, as did the New Testament, rightly read. Tell me dear, did you ever try reading it?
Trinity has only one claim to fame, it is Paradox Par Excellence.
From whatever angle you examine it, it yields new proofs against itself on a regular basis.
The concept of Trinity actually finds no support from anything that Jesus (pbuh) is reported to have said.
Trinity is a concept which bewilders reason, offends conscience, and affronts Divine Majesty. It is utterly inconsistent with the concept of Godhead.
Well, the real “mystery” of the Trinity is that so many Christians believe it.
Well, so shall we have “some truth” from the books of the lord now:
God says: “O Jesus, son of Mary, didst thou say to men, ‘Take me and my mother for two gods beside your lord?’”
Jesus replies: “Holy art Thou. I could never say that to which I had no right. If I had said it, Thou wouldst have surely known it. Thou knowest what is in my mind, and I know not what is in Thy mind. It is only Thou Who art the Knower of all hidden things. I said nothing to them except that which Thou didst command me – ‘Worship God, my Lord and your Lord. And, I was a witness over them as long as I remained among them, but since Thou didst cause me to die, Thou hast been the Watcher over them, and Thou art Witness over all things.” (Ch.5:Vs.117-118)
Jesus had not the slightest hesitation in affirming the supremacy of One God. Read this:
One of the scribes came… and asked him, which is the first commandment of all? And Jesus answered him , The first Of all the commandments is, Hear O Israel, the Lord, our God, is One Lord: and thou shall love the Lord, thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: This is the first commandment.. And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth; for there is One God; and there is none other but He. (Mark 12:29-30 & 32) The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” If you believe the above Jesus said, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” (Mark 12: 34)
A warning from the Lord:
They are surely disbelievers who say, ‘God is the third of three;’ there is but the One God. And if they do not desist from what they say, a grievous punishment shall surely befall those of them that disbelieve. (Ch.5:V.74)
…So believe in the Lord and His Messengers, and say not ‘They are three.’ Desist! It will be better for you. Verily, God is the only One God. Far is it from His Holiness that He should have a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth. And sufficient is God as a Guardian. (Ch.4:V.172)
And they falsely ascribe to Him [God] sons and daughters without any knowledge. Holy is He and exalted far above what they attribute to Him. The Originator of the heavens and the earth! … (Ch.6:Vs.101-102)
The case of Multiple Gods is clearly clarified in the Book:
If there had been, in both the heaven and the earth, gods other than the One Almighty, then both the heaven and the earth would have ended up in chaos. Glorified then be the One God, the Lord of the Throne, above what they attribute. (Ch. 21: v. 23)
Jesus further says:
I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel. (Matthew 15:24) …so can’t a God to this whole world, simple, isn’t it?
Neither the word Trinity nor the explicit doctrine appears in the New Testament, nor did Jesus and his followers intend to contradict the Shema in the Hebrew Scriptures which said: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord” (Deuteronomy 6:4).
There are several subtle confessions in the present day Christianity that the dogma of Trinity is a fallacy. For example the Encyclopedia Britannica states, “By the end of the 4th century, under the leadership of Basil of Caesarea, … the doctrine of the Trinity took substantially the form it has maintained ever since. It is accepted in all of the historic confessions of Christianity, even though the impact of the Enlightenment decreased its importance.”
What the Jehovah witness’ site has to say about Old Testament and Trinity:
While the word “Trinity” is not found in the Bible, is at least the idea of the Trinity taught clearly in it?
For instance, what do the Hebrew Scriptures (“Old Testament”) have to present upon it?
The Encyclopedia of Religion admits: “Theologians today are in agreement that the Hebrew Bible does not contain a doctrine of the Trinity.”
And the New Catholic Encyclopedia also says: “The doctrine of the Holy Trinity is not taught in the Old Testament.”
Similarly, in his book The Triune God, Jesuit Edmund Fortman admits: “The Old Testament . . . tells us nothing explicitly or by necessary implication of a Triune God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. . . . There is no evidence that any sacred writer even suspected the existence of a Trinity within the Godhead… Even to see in the Old Testament suggestions or foreshadowings or veiled signs of the trinity of persons, is to go beyond the words and intent of the sacred writers.”
An examination of the Hebrew Scriptures themselves will bear out these comments. Thus, there is no clear teaching of a Trinity in the first 39 books of the Bible that make up the true canon of the inspired Hebrew Scriptures.
The New Encyclopædia Britannica observes: “Neither the word Trinity nor the explicit doctrine appears in the New Testament.”
Bernhard Lohse says in A Short History of Christian Doctrine: “As far as the New Testament is concerned, one does not find in it an actual doctrine of the Trinity.”
The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology similarly states: “The New Testament does not contain the developed doctrine of the Trinity. ‘The Bible lacks the express declaration that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are of equal essence’ [said Protestant theologian Karl Barth].”
Yale University professor E. Washburn Hopkins affirmed: “To Jesus the doctrine of the trinity was apparently unknown; . . . he says nothing about it.”—Origin and Evolution of Religion.
Historian Arthur Weigall notes: “Jesus Christ never mentioned such a phenomenon, and nowhere in the New Testament does the word ‘Trinity’ appear…”— Book: The Paganism in Our Christianity.
To conclude: Neither the 39 books of the Hebrew Scriptures nor the canon of 27 inspired books of the Christian Greek Scriptures provide any clear teaching of the Trinity.
The Trinitarian Christians with their obsession with the person of Jesus of Nazareth are not willing to give up the mysteries of Trinity but, here we need to be reminded of insightful saying of a 19th century German philosopher, Frederick Henry, “Once the world of ideas has been revolutionized, reality cannot hold out for long!”
Trail along the lost track of Trinity: A Must Read: The History Of Beliefs In Christianity – A Journey from facts to fiction
Now let’s go and check the history and…