is a religion base۔d on the life and teach۔in of Jesus.
hold awesome respect for all the great religions.
Jesus۔ism have nothin to do with:
the Vedic scriptures of Hinduism say۔d.
Gautama, the Buddha, say۔d.
Mohammad, God rest his soul, say۔d.
numerous other holy mans and womans, prophets, and spiritual messengors
science say۔d and say.
In the same
way, Jesus۔ism have nothin to do with:
the Tanakh (Christian Bible’s Old Testament) say۔d.
Saul of Tarsus (Christian Saint Paul) say۔d.
the Roma۔y popes (Christian Catholicism) say۔d.
Martin Luther (Christian Protestantism) say۔d.
the Europe۔y theologians (Christian theology) say۔d.
utmost respect for the above sources, and dont disbelieve in any of
beliefs. The focus of Jesus۔ism is on what
Jesus say۔d and did. Jesus۔ism is divest۔d
of additions from Judaism and Christianity.
did Jesus teach? After two millenniums,
everybody agree. But they ap agree. Jesus teach۔d us about the king۔dom of God,
and about the importance of the siblin۔hood of peoples.
is or is not, what he did or did not teach, peoples continue to debate.
opinions are welcome within Jesus-ism.
Jesus divine, or is he, as Islam teach, mere۔ly a great prophet? Should we worship him, or mere۔ly
extend to him enormous respect? Jesus۔ism
take no position.
Jesus the only son of God, or are there other sons, and maybe daughters? Or maybe all peoples are children of God. Jesus۔ism take no position.
Jesus perform all the miracles ascribe۔d to him? Or
Or none? Or more than we know
about? Jesus۔ism take no position.
Jesus, after his crucifixion, re۔incarnate for three days?
Or for one day? Or not at all? Jesus۔ism take no position.
Mary, the mother of Jesus, a virgin?
None of Jesus۔ism’s business.
nothin to do with socald “Jesusanity”, which differ from
Christianity by insist۔ing
that Jesus was not divine.
have been raise۔d within Hinduism, but he was not, ultimate۔ly, a
reform۔or of that
great religion; his message was so new, that it become۔d the basis of a
religion. Jesus was raise۔d within
Judaism, but he was not, ultimate۔ly, a reform۔or of that great
message was so new, that it become۔d the basis of a new religion. Yet whereas Buddhism separate۔d from
Hinduism, Christianity never separate۔d from Judaism.
know about Jesus and his teach۔in is broaden۔ing. The
bedrock of our traditional knowledge about
Jesus’ life and teach۔in is the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and
John. But there are additional sources. Dur the 20th century, important new
manuscripts were discover۔d. More can be
expect۔d to be find۔d. Scholors and
scientific techniques increase our comprehension of exist۔y
manuscripts. New revelations about Jesus
have been reveal۔d.
There is no
contradiction between Jesus۔ism and science.
Jesus’ teach۔in focus۔ on the spiritual.
Scientists, as they strive to explain our
universe, focus exclusive۔ly on the material.
Jesus۔ism is a grassroots religion. Jesus۔ism have no doctrines, no rituals, no
found۔or, no lead۔ors, no authoritys, no hierarchy, no staff, no
headquarters, no memborship, no
build۔ins, no property, no money. It dont
accept donations. It’s adherents –
– communicate main۔ly via Internet, in small neighborhood gather۔ins, and by word of mouth.
Follow۔ing the example of Jesus, Jesus۔ism do not specify
moral imperatives. Morals canĚnot be
extract۔d from cultures and sub۔cultures, which differ from place to place and change
with the flow of time. A conscientious
follow۔or of Jesus’ teach۔in is expect۔d to act moral۔ly, in accordance with ta’s
sincere moral beliefs. As a world religion, Jesus۔ism do not say, Do this,
Dont do that.
feel enormous respect, gratitude, and even reverence, toward all other
religions – each in
it’s own way urge۔ing a portion of humanity spiritual۔by up۔ward. Jesus-ism take no position on any of they’s
Alike a Buddhist, a Jesus۔ist can
also be a follow۔or of any
Without Christianity, the message of
Jesus (who leave۔d no write۔ins) would have been forever lost. That service is worth more than words can
express. Certain۔ly without
Christianity, there would be no Jesus۔ism.
Yet, in the humble opinion of Jesus۔ists, Christianity’s
service to humanity dont mean that Christian doctrine – which was
by Jesus but by mans, lack۔ing significant input from the more
– is infallable.
Why dont Jesus۔ism treat
Christianity as absolute truth?
dont opinion that Christianity is not
absolute truth. Jesus۔ism take no position on that or any other issue.)
of the Torah (Jews) were complicit with Romans in torture۔ing Jesus to
death. Jews have subsequent۔ly remain۔d loyal to they's own religion, Judaism.
of Tarsus (a Roma۔y citizen whose letters dominate the Bible to the
he could be consider۔d the found۔or of Christianity) hate۔d Jesus, who
never meet۔d, although they live۔d in the same region at the same time. Saul loathe۔d Jesus’ teach۔in so much that he
was lead۔ing a militia enroute to Dimashk to hunt Jesus’ follow۔ors and
them, when he had a revelation. Saul’s
opinions may all be correct, but they arnt Jesus’.
after torture۔ing Jesus to death, persecute۔d Christians for centurys,
burn۔ing them alive at stakes and feed۔ing them alive to lions, before
– at a
time when they’s political empire was in steep decline – declare۔ing
the sole authority of Christian religion, and insist۔ing, as they still
this day, that Roma۔y popes were and are the sole link between God and
peoples. Jesus designate۔d no such
Christian intellectuals, by adamant۔ly insist۔ing on the literal
of Judaism scripture, significant۔ly impede۔d the development of
which ultimate۔ly, when science prove۔d wrong they’s cosmology,
result۔d in a
crisis of doubt among Christians, with effects linger۔ing to this day. Jesus, as far as we know, make۔d no
America۔y Christians, by insist۔ing that homosexuality is a sin,
continue to cause, untold suffer۔in by a significant subset of humanity. Jesus make۔d no statements condemn۔ing
he make۔d many statements encourage۔ing tolerance.
have done little or nothin to prevent wars – mankind at it’s evil۔est. Statistic۔ly, Christians have kill۔d more
peoples (most of them fellow-Christians) than any other group۔in of
humanity. During World War II, Christian
mans kill۔d more than fifty millions peoples, include۔ing millions of
and children. That historical record fly
in the face of Jesus’ insistence on love and brother۔hood.
Jesus’ message west۔ward, modify۔ing it to increase it’s appeal. Hellas, Roma, the Renaissance, theologians,
popes, kings – each leave۔d they’s imprint on Jesus’ core message. Christianity is essential۔ly a Europe۔y
religion – institutionalize۔d, intellectualize۔d – by and for Europens,
include۔ing Europen descendants in the Americas. (Exceptions
are the spread of Christianity by Europen missionarys to Africa south
Sahara desert, where it is sometimes blend۔d with ancient folk
by Espanya۔y colonists to Pilipinas islands.)
Europeanization of Jesus’ message have render۔d his message less
palatable to some
was not Europen.
message devoid of Europeanization may be more accept۔able east۔ward, in
where the bulk of humanity reside.
is a 21st century religion.
maiden language is Peoplese,
Jesus۔ism do not
insist on this or that.
they may be wrong – or, perhaps
more plausible۔ly, may be mere۔ly another stepĚstone to something more
to the emerge۔ing
era of one۔ness of
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