Conversations with my Christian friends almost inevitably come around to a discussion about salvation. Everyone wants to be saved. Who wouldn’t?
It’s just that I believe that the concept of salvation has been greatly misunderstood. I’m not alone on this subject either. Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and even atheists would all agree with me, though perhaps for different reasons. For a complete discussion on salvation, I would refer you to my article “The True Christianity” which was posted on January 3, 2013.
Enter the Pope
Now the new Pope has publicly declared that God has already saved everyone. What then about church dogma with respect to salvation? Well, the Vatican has shockingly addressed this issue by admitting that “Christians will eventually need to reevaluate their faith and come to a new understanding of the Bible.” So what about the old understanding then and where exactly did that come from? Finally, why are the masses only being told about this now, some two thousand years later?
To understand all of this, one has to go back in history to examine exactly who decided on church dogma. Things like the Trinity, salvation and which religious scriptures would be included or excluded from the Bible was determined by the Church, with the help of the Roman Emperor, some 300 years after the beginning of Christianity. You might want to think of it as being similar to the government (today) trying to rewrite the Constitution.
However, the most important thing history teaches us is that the masses have never been told the truth about God. St. Paul, for one, spilled the beans when he said that, “Now to him that is of power to establish you to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began.” Jesus, himself, discussed the revelation of the mysteries to only a select few when he said that, “To you, the disciples, it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them, the masses, it has not been given.” Unfortunately though, even the disciples could not understand the very mystical teachings of Jesus. So Christianity, today, continues to move forward based on superficially constructed stories of the Divine rather than the true teachings of Jesus. This is what the Vatican was alluding to (among other things) when it said that Christians will have to come to a new understanding of the Bible.
So imagine that you knew that you didn’t need to be saved at all. Imagine that you realized that we are all part of the Divine Plan. Imagine that you learned the secret of all secrets, that we’re all part of the Divine itself. Then you would probably want to know why man has been lied to since “the world began”. Then you might try to reclaim the power that you’ve always had, but were told that you didn’t. Then you might actually want to exercise your divine right to co-create the world we live in. Imagine that.
“…Nothing to kill or die for,
And no religion too….”
– John Lennon, from the song Imagine