If you had many sons, and if only one of them were
a just and good person and all others were vicious and evil…
How would you behave in relation to them?
Would you sentence the good son to
death so as to be even in relation to the wrongfulness
perpetrated by the other sons?
The Golgotha and the Tabor
In the history of Christianity, there are two mounts which have served as stage to exceptional situations.
One is the Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified; the other is the Tabor, where the Master met the materialised spirits of Moses and Elias.
Why then only the Golgotha is remembered by Christians, while the events on the Tabor are almost unknown to most?
What is more important: death, the quick passage from one dimension to another, or life, with all it represents?
Jesus has been shown as the martyr of the cross; that sufferer, beaten, tortured and crucified because of our sins; that human-God who endured all pain in order to redeem our guilt.
This idea of sacrificing somebody at the place of somebody else reflects the prevalent mentality in ancient times, adopted also at the Old Testament.
It is a very comfortable way of thinking, but also very unfair, founded in human selfishness and hypocrisy.
If God is omnipotent, the supreme power of the universe, the author of universal laws, would He not be able of simply forgive the sins of human beings, without the need of sacrificing somebody, particularly somebody as innocent and the Christ?
We, human beings, due to our spiritual immaturity, have the tendency to look for a scapegoat, instead of assuming our own share of responsibility for our own mistakes.
That was what happened in relation to Jesus. Instead of looking at him as the Master, who came with a task of teaching human beings how to find a path more compatible with evolution (moral evolution), some thought it best to transform him in a saviour who would be freeing his followers from all sins through his own sufferance, who would redeem them all through his own sacrifice.
The time has arrived for us to start thinking more coherently, as in the world as it is now, there is no longer a place for such mislead beliefs. It is time to evaluate our values and make them more consistent with reality.
We may thus realise how old beliefs, which suppose Jesus would have come on Earth to die at the cross and to pay our debts by suffering, are mistaken.
If you had many sons, and if only one of them were a just
and good person and all others were vicious and evil…
How would you behave in relation to them?
Would you sentence the good son to death so as to be even in relation to
the wrongfulness perpetrated by the other sons?
Jesus came on Earth as the Messiah, on a mission of sacrifice, to teach us a new way, a new Law, a new Order: that of LOVE. He came to speak of the immortality of the soul and to teach us how to act, which attitudes we should adopt for our own salvation, or better to say, for our own evolution, since were are not in need of salvation: we are not lost. We are, that is true, in need to progress, to evolve morally and spiritually.
He came as an older brother who teaches the younger ones and show them the right way.
The ideas he brought were so innovative - and also difficult to accept at that time - that his death in a most impressive situation was necessary to perpetuate his passage on Earth and his teachings, which had love as its foundation.
Do you not think that this approach is much more coherent with the idea of a God which is just and good?
We only have to reflect a little to conclude that, given that God is the supreme power of the universe, the author of universal laws, he could simply forgive all human’ sins without the need of sacrificing somebody, so much the less an innocent being. Better yet, while “programming” a human being, He could have made it perfect, with all the qualities and without any flaws.
QUESTION FOR REFLEXION
Regarding sin, do you believe that God would have included tendencies, desires or needs in a human’s “programme” so as to come after him or her after all?
It is thus not reasonable to believe that He would have made us with inclinations for evil doing. Evil and good are in reality part of our evolution. By taking these roads, which are pervaded by our experiences, our pains and joys of everyday life, that we learn precious life lessons of good conviviality, of fraternity, and good living.
However, theology threw our responsibilities - our redemption - at Jesus and chose to ignore all He had taught about the Law of Action and Reaction while saying “So in everything do to others as you would have them do to you” or “to each according to his work”.
Jewish people, since its origins, were used to make mistakes and repair – or erase – them with animal sacrifices. This practice was taught to them by Moses because it was adequate to their state of evolution in that given period in history. Nonetheless, you may observe that in the Ten Commandments received at the Sinai there is no such instruction, because those are an expression of universal principles of ethics and justice. They do not speak of any kind of sacrifice; they actually speak of conduct, of attitude. They are directions; a life guide for human beings aiming at social justice, peace and respect for the divine.
The redemption of sins and the obtaining of the complacency of the gods through the offering of sacrifices was a custom much older than Moses, but it was him who codified it for the Israeli people, with the aim of “easing the fury of God” and obtaining His blessings of health and material prosperity.
QUESTIONS FOR REFLEXION
1 – Do you believe God may be furious with its immature sons’ faults?
2 – Do you believe God, in case of fury, would become less furious if some animals were offered in sacrifice?
3 – Would God, the primary cause of all things, be pleased by the smell of blood from sacrifices, as presented in the Bible?
This belief that God may be subject to rampant of fury or that He may feel pleased by sacrifices is an expression of the deep human ignorance.
Why was Jesus considered “God’s lamb”?
Jesus’ followers, all Jews, saw in Him the “God’s Lamb” the one who would cleanse the world of sin. This idea was in accordance with the Jewish tradition, and with this His teachings and constant exhortations about the necessity of changing attitudes and frame of mind were left in second plan.
Changes of this nature – that is, changes of paradigm – depend on the evolution and spiritual maturity. That is the reason why, only now after almost 2000 years, that the bigger picture of Jesus mission on Earth is starting to be understood.
It is also the moment we start to apprehend the greatness of the Tabor, where the Master talked to the spirits of Elias and Moses, perfectly materialised.
At that moment, phenomena of various expressions took place: there was the encounter of the Christ with his direct assistants responsible for caring for the Jewish people, which marked the beginning of a new era for humanity, or at least for the Christian world. There was the phenomenon of materialisation, which proved the immortality of beings; the communication between Jesus and those spirits, proving the truth of mediumship and the possibility of exchange between these two dimensions of life. This communication was witnessed by some disciples, who watched this transcendent meeting and took this news beyond posterity. And finally, there was the presence of Elias and John Baptist in one same person, because the Master had said in various opportunities that John Baptist was the same Elias of the Old Testament who had return to the material world as his predecessor, confirming the truth of reincarnation.
And we may thus see that that immense light which shone at the Tabor, and spoke about life, immortality, mediumnity and reincarnation, may be finally seen by a small part of Christians, which is already a big step.
Today, we may start to understand that the Christ’s message is that of life, immortality, wisdom, perfection, evolution and love, and not that of death. Praise the Lord.
Forgiveness and Love generate a magnetic field of powerful
positive energies which higher our vibratory pattern,
and leave us out of the reach of low vibrations and spirits of this
category which may have wanted to cause us harm.
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