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Powerless Christianity Part II
I don’t know who is going to want to read this article. Many Christians might hate it. And if you’re not Christian would you want to read an article on Christianity and it’s fall from grace? I guess I will write it in hopes that you do because you can extrapolate this to what is going on in general in this world right now. This could be considered Part II of my Powerless Christianity post. So feel free to give it a read first if you like.
A few days ago I read the following Substack article. It’s worth reading, but secularism has been infiltrating the church from the very beginning. I guess reading it has fired me up again.
In my long comment, I mention that Christians were against Christmas being celebrated. And no one in the bible believed in the trinity. Side note: Grammarly wants me to capitalize the trinity. 🙄 1 John 5:7 was added to the original manuscripts. Someone made some marginal notes and somehow it got added to the text via duplications and turned into a new God. Jesus says the only true God is his father in John 17:3.
The trinity is a whole other can of worms for Christians to call me a heretic over. I’ve been there and done that. I’ve written and put out many videos on that in the past and it’s not really the point here. I don’t care if you consider me a heretic. I get it. If I believe in Jesus’s God (the Father) then I don’t believe in the trinity because it’s a different god than Jesus had.
If you would really like to study it out I would suggest The Trinity Delusion who uses logic to debate all supposed proof texts. I found that the bible was confusing prior to my studying this, and once I did, the bible made a lot more sense. And I was fearful of studying it. I didn’t want to out of fear. I studied it because I wanted to know what I believed was true. I found out it wasn’t.
If that heresy isn’t the point then what is?
Paul was a false apostle. Is that a bigger heresy than saying Jesus wasn’t the creator of the world? I don’t know. Many Christians react to hearing both with the exact same rancor. Based on the arguments I’ve heard (and trust me I’ve heard plenty) I believe the rancor reaction is because they want to continue in sin. To suggest that Jesus wasn’t the creator, then it means a mere mortal could live without sin and all of a sudden we have to follow in Christ’s footsteps takes on a whole new meaning.
Paul taught that Christ died in our place so we didn’t have to stop sinning in order to be saved. If you take the time to read Jesus’s words only, you will see his resurrection was a sign to the wicked.
39 Jesus replied, “A wicked and adulterous generation demands a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
He was teaching to those who would hear his voice based on the spirit inside of them. And to those people, you will see that he taught that faith will get you nowhere without works. Jesus judges the sheep and the goats by their acts, not if they called him, “Lord.”
Matthew 7:21 Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only those who do the will of my Father in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many miracles in your name?' 23 And then will I declare to them plainly, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.
A Tale of Two Christs
First, the bible explains Christ in the flesh who came and gave a gospel that people could go and sin no more if they did what he did and helped serve people in that manner. Secondly, Paul describes Christ, who was not a fleshy man, but a spiritual revelation who taught that people simply needed to have faith in Christ to be saved.
There are two gospels, of “good news,” in the bible. One is that we can be free from sin if we repent, are born again, and do as Christ told us to do. And then, there’s the supposed “good news” of Paul’s that goes on to say we can’t stop sinning but don’t need to because we’ll still be saved if we profess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord (the opposite of what Christ in the flesh said).
The video above explains the book of Galatians as Paul writing feverishly after having had a fight with Peter (Kefa). Paul explains in Galatians that someone else is talking about a different gospel than the one he is talking about. You can watch the video series if you are actually interested in that.
But I think it’s safe to say there are two “gospels” in the bible and it’s because there are two “Christs” in there. It’s interesting that most Christians never question why they trust Paul’s vision of Christ since things were supposed to have at least two witnesses to be considered accurate. Paul is his only witness.
The Fallacy of Equivocation
The fallacy of equivocation is when you take one word that has multiple meanings and use it to try to make a fallacious argument.
Premise 1) A feather is light [not heavy].
Premise 2) What is light [bright] cannot be dark.
Fallacious Conlucion: Therefore, a feather cannot be dark.
When Peter (Kefa) and Paul talk about Christ they’re talking about two different people. Christ (in the flesh) and Christ (in the spiritual revelation of Paul). Paul was able to convince many Christians that they could be stuck slaves to their sin and still be “saved” because of his new revelations of Christ.
Note: I put the word “saved” in quotes because it can mean multiple things too. But that’s another topic not for this article.
Paul taught it was okay to eat food sacrificed to demons, while the original followers didn’t believe that. Paul admits some people had trouble with that (1 Corinthians 8:7). Jesus, in the book of Revelation, says eating food sacrificed to idols is still wrong (Revelation 2:20).
Christianity Was Infiltrated Quickly
Christianity has been in decline for a long while. We can see the split inside the bible. People really didn’t want to hear the good news of Christ, because the way to “life” is narrow and difficult and few find it. It was infiltrated by simply claiming that “Jesus was the Christ” and saying he said something that he never said. By interjecting Paul’s version of Christ his “gospel” sounded good and virtuous. Yet it was a debilitating “gospel.”
Gospel means good news, but it is certainly bad news to tell people they would be stuck slaves to sin for the rest of their lives. We could debate whether he simply was low on faith and weak himself, or if he did it on purpose. It doesn’t really matter why he did it. The end result is that Christianity in many ways is a hollow shell of what it could have been.
Paul (and many others since then) destroyed a lot of what was great about Christianity. I’m not saying Christ failed because his teachings did get out like the wheat among the tares. It all happened according to God’s plan IMHO. But the path is narrow, and few find it. Christianity is a large religion with many on the broad way.
Remember that the woke, media, and businesses alike are trying to change the definitions of words. You have to pay attention to what someone means when they use specific words. Something may sound really great, like “equity,” or “inclusion”. But do those words really mean what you think they mean? Does the person saying them mean the same thing as you?
People say they want life-saving medication available for teens, but do you know they’re talking about medication that will harm a child instead of saving their life? Pay attention to what terms people are using and ask them to explain them in depth. If they won’t stick to one single definition then they may be using the fallacy of equivocation on you.
Fallacy of Equivocation
The following video is a also very good explanation of the fallacy of equivocation in the trinity. It’s sleight of hand when people do this. It’s easy to fall for. You have to know when to ask to see someone’s definition. Pay attention.
If you didn’t check out my first article on Powerless Christianity, don’t leave without checking it out. There is a powerful Christianity out there and it lives outside of the drama triangle.