I'm sorry if you were offended with my response Jasper, but your answer to the question; "What do you believe is the main message that the Christian bible is ultimately trying to get across
?" was vague to say the very least, and appeared to be no answer at all.
In your latest post you answered as seen here; “So the Christian bible is claiming that there are rules. Rules can be broken clearly and rule breaking is classed as sin in the Christian bible. Well, if the Christian bible is true then we've all had it according to those rules as far as I can see.”
You are you correct? In saying that the Christian bible is claiming that there are rules. And you are correct in saying; that “Rules can be broken clearly and rule breaking is classed as sin in the Christian bible.”
But you are incorrect in saying; “Well, if the Christian bible is true then we've all had it according to those rules as far as I can see.”
The Christian bible says, “ALL
, have sinned and all must die ‘ONCE
’ and pay the blood price for the sins of their flesh, then go off into judgement.” The first death is that of the body in which ‘YOU
’ the invisible mind has developed, and it is the spirit=mind that is ‘YOU
’ who goes off into judgement. You have been given a second chance, and you are living it now, and over those who are judged to live as the Lord commands, the second death has no power.
You do know that the bible also states that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven. If you have studied the scriptures, you will also know that it is said in Ezekiel 18: 21-24; “If an evil person stops sinning and keeps my laws, if he does what is right and good, he will not die; he will certainly live. All his sins will be forgiven, and he will live, because he did what is right. Do you think I enjoy seeing an evil person die?” asks the Sovereign LORD. “No, I would rather see him repent and live.
“But if a righteous person stops doing good and starts doing all the evil, disgusting things that evil people do, will he go on living? No! None of the good he did will be remembered. He will die because of his unfaithfulness and his sins.”
God has abolished the old covenant that he made with the Israelites, and brought in the new covenant through the man Jesus, who is now incontestably divine. So what is that new covenant which obeyed, promises everlasting life?
When a Pharisee asked Jesus what he must do to inherit everlasting life, Jesus said to him; “Love God with all your heart, with all your mind, and with all your soul, and love your neighbour as yourself and you will live,”
No other commands other than that you love God, and do unto your neighbour, only that which you would want them to do to you. In these two commands is the whole law fulfilled. What a wonderful world it would be if everyone obeyed these two commands, and really those two are but one, for how can you say that you love God and yet hate your neighbour, who God has become.
Matthew 25: 31-36 ; “When the Son of Man comes as King and all the angels with him, he will sit on his royal throne, and the people of all the nations will be gathered before him. Then he will divide them into two groups, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the righteous people on his right and the others on his left. Then the King will say to the people on his right, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father! Come and possess the kingdom which has been prepared for you ever since the creation of the world. I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me a drink; I was a stranger and you received me in your homes, naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you took care of me, in prison and you visited me.’
Verse 40-43; I tell you, whenever you did this for one of the least important of these members of my family, you did it for me!’ “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Away from me, you that are under God's curse! Away to the eternal fire which has been prepared for the Devil and his angels! (Which is the second death)
I was hungry but you would not feed me, thirsty but you would not give me a drink; I was a stranger but you would not welcome me in your homes, naked but you would not clothe me; I was sick and in prison but you would not take care of me.’
The same story is revealed in Revelations, where, after the surface of this planet has been incinerated and the oceans have been evaporated, all the disembodied spirits stand before the King who sits on his throne, and who says in 21: 5-8; “And now I make all things new!” He also said to me, “Write this, because these words are true and can be trusted.” And he said, “It is done! I am the first and the last, the beginning and the end. To anyone who is thirsty I will give the right to drink from the spring of the water of life without paying for it. Those who win the victory will receive this from me: I will be their God, and they will be my children. But cowards, traitors, perverts, murderers, the immoral, those who practise magic, those who worship idols, and all liars — the place for them is the lake burning with fire and sulphur, which is ‘THE SECOND DEATH
No eternal hell, but everlasting death from which there is no return.
So, I believe that the main message that the Christian bible is ultimately trying to get across? Is, do only unto your neighbour that which you would want done unto you.