Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Lost Codex – Version 2

by Dave on June 30, 2010

in Theology

I have spent some time in looking at the V1.o of the Lost Codex and realize a couple things I would like to correct.  First, here is the existing LC.

Everyone!  As your fathers and the prophets have promised, I have come make everything right between you and God.  I have come to tell you of a new way of life that was promised by God.  I am here to be the leader of the world.  Rejoice, for I am ushering in the Kingdom of God which is available to you here and now.  This Kingdom of God has two commands.  First, love God with all you have and second, love your neighbor as yourself.  That’s it!  It is simple!  Believe that it truly is THE WAY!  If you believe that this really is The Way, you will have the opportunity to live a life of the ages.  A life that is the way that Yahweh always wanted you and all people to live.

The problem I have with this is that the  beginning points to much toward Jesus himself and not enough toward the effect of his existence.  I think he would say something much more like the new V2.0 here:

Everyone! As your fathers and prophets have promised, God has overcome everything that holds you back in your holiness and fulfillment in life. He has shown that the religions of man, the empires of man and death itself are no match for him. He has resurrected me after the religion condemned me, the government sentenced me and death was with me for three days.

In doing this, God has shown that my love for all of you is the true way of God. I am the first person to now be fully in this new Kingdom of God and you too can participate in it before the end of time. All you have to do is Love God and Love Each Other. That’s it! It is simple! Believe that it truly is THE WAY! If you believe that this really is The Way, you will have the opportunity to live a life of the ages. A life that is the way that Yahweh always wanted you and all people to live.

This puts God as the action agent in Jesus resurrection. Yes, Jesus overcame death, but is it wrong to say that God resurrected him? I am starting to think that the way it happened is by God. But then again, three persons in one God creates an odd dynamic in this.

If you have thoughts about this, then let me know

Dave

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