I was contemplating today the statement ''you're of your father the devil''. And as I was pondering about that thought, I thought: what else of a statement ever has had more truth in it? What undergirding reality of the world we live in has ever been more clear than that statement, that the Jews are the root of so much human evil and deception in this world? That this still goes 2000 years later is unreal to me. Just this statement alone to me is an unassailable prove of the validity of the Gospel, and therefore Jesus' existence, experiences and so on. For how else could this statement be made 2000 years ago and carry 100% validity to this day? Fascinating stuff.
I share your fascination.
I have that when I read about the scribes and the pharisees.
In a time when the spirit of the law is fully forgotten. It's just a set of rules. And there are those in our society that "just play within the rules". Corporate lawyers, tax consultants, wealth managers, human resources managers, the refugee importers, the climate lawyers. That we live in society of which the essence of good is being within the law. A law of which no-one understands the spirit anymore. They even call it a rule-based-society.
This is the denial of Christ. He lived among us, we have the Gospel, we have scripture, he who fullfilled all promises. We can be close to him as his students and feel his spirit. There can only be law, if we know the spirit of the law.
The bible is the best I have read in my life. And Jesus is the life in it. And like you say everything is so true.
I have been angry at some doctors for a long time, which ate me up from the inside. And then I thought about self loathing today. And then I thought about the Lords prayer which I prayed many times, but kind of forgot.
And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us.
I need to forgive these people that hurt me, or pray for a soft heart to forgive.
And I felt to grateful for receiving this wisdom, thank you Jesus. It's me, it was me all along, that needs to change.
And I found this great explanation:
And then I look in society, which is built of resentment, law hijacked by corporate laywers going after patent infringements. Groups demanding reparations. The Jews pushing their resentment and lies on us for so long trying to get as much money as they can get out of us.
And Jesus showed us the road out, forgive them. So we can be forgiven for our sins.
Life on earth is short, life in hell in long.
Wow, that's radical. This goes beyond my comprehension, but I know it's true.
It's somehow awesome to be a later life convert because we know how lot we were and how beautiful it is to receive small doses of wisdom when we need it the most.