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The Prince of Peace

 

Over a thousand years earlier, the Prophet Isaiah foretold the birth of Christ and dubbed him "the Prince of Peace". And throughout his 3 year ministry, Christ confirmed this title at every opportunity, teaching love, compassion, mercy, fellowship, and more. Yet today we hear a different sort of Gospel being preached in its stead. We hear evangelical preachers telling us who to hate, who to fear, and bemoaning the personal sexual transgressions of others. Their message is one of spite, hate and division.

 

The internet is full of blogs, chat rooms and forums where millions of self professed Christians bemoan the "evil's of charity" and lecture endlessly on how they "earned" all they have and are thus deserving their wealth or comfort, whereas the less fortunate deserve our condemnation and not charity or help. We see more than a lack of compassion. We see the promoting of hate, violence and even murder being sold in his name. The gun has become the symbol of the modern evangelical and others claiming to be Christians. They have replaced Christ's gospel with the wars of the Old Testament and ignore or downplay Christ's message of "turn the other cheek" and "love thy enemy" with folksy sounding euphemisms on how we can love our enemies, by "sending them to God".

 

These are blasphemies of Christ's message and equate to "Anti-Christ" doctrines of hate, war, narcissism and selfishness. Yet these are the only messages most non Christians get to hear these days. And they grow louder with each year.

 

The Gospel of Christ.org is intended to help illuminate Christ's Gospel of Peace to any and all who wish to learn. It is not full of "mysteries" or secrets. Because neither was Christ's Gospel. It was a simple, easy to understand plain message of how to live with one another in peace and community. If ever there was a time the people of the earth needed such a message, it is now. And Christ's Gospel is there for the taking for any and all who would hear it and embrace it.

 

"He who has ears to hear, let him hear"

The Gospel of Christ as it was preached by Jesus Christ almost 2000 years ago was a message of peace and good news. Gospel means literally, "Good News", as derived from the old English, "Godspell" and is a literal translation of the Greek " euangelion" ("good message). Christ's Gospel was just that. Good news. It was a simple Gospel. There were no mysteries, no secrets, no complicated doctrines or dogmas. It was a message of peace and Good News to all who would hear it. Repent of your sins, most of which dealt with how we treat others and care for each other, and to have faith in Christ and his message. That was it. No secret messages or complicated doctrines. No more was religious dogma and burdensome ideology forced upon the people in order to know God. His Gospel replaced the archaic Law of Moses with its cumbersome rituals, eye for an eye ideology and harsh penalties for personal transgression. Christ's new commandments were meant to be a guide for all who would claim to follow him and bear his name and he spelled them out for his followers and all who would listen in no uncertain terms. Today however there are many preachers, pastors and churches that lay claim to the name of Christ. Many of these voices are confusing and often difficult to correlate to the simple Gospel of peace that Christ taught. Their words seem to be contradictory to his teachings. Instead of caring for the poor and needy we are told to let them "help themselves". Instead of teaching peace they teach war. Instead of tolerance they teach prejudice and divisiveness. Christ warned that such false doctrines would abound in the last days and that many claiming to be of him would in fact teach a Gospel much different than his; "but in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines, the commandments of men". It can be difficult to understand what is his doctrine and what is not given the nature of so many churches, religions and preachers today who conflate the scriptures with archaic dogma and fixate on minutia and mysteries rather than the plain and simple Gospel of Jesus Christ. Christ's Gospel is not found in the Old Testament. It is not found in Revelations or the Epistles. Its found in the 4 Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. But churches today focus on the Old Testament which is no doubt why they have such a unhealthy fixation with war and the "end of days".

 

Christ warned us that these perversions of his Gospel would occur and he admonished us to focus on his "Good News" message of peace, brotherhood, hope and compassion for one another. Nonetheless as the apostles died off mankind began perverting his Gospel into something unrecognizable to his early disciples. His message of hope and peace were replaced by a gospel of damnation and war. His message of brotherhood and compassion was replaced by apathy and "tough love". Within 300 years of Christ's death, his Gospel had turned into a tool of the state to control the masses and ever since churches claiming to bear his message have mingled this corruption with his teachings deceiving as it were, the very elect. This website provides a resource for those wishing to examine those teachings in contrast to the actual teachings of Christ as they are found in the four gospels. From the fanatical dismissal of science to the heralding and worship of war misconceptions and perversions of Christ's Gospel abound and in the following pages we hope to help those truly seeking to know his Gospel to find answers and clarity with regards to what he taught and what man teaches today in place of his Gospel.

 

The Kingdom is within you.

Let it Out.

 

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Since the days of Constantine his Gospel message has been turned into something unrecognizable in the 4 Gospels of the New Testament. There is no ambiguity in Christ's words and he went so far as to use "Parables" to ensure their meaning was clear to all who would hear them. But soon men began perverting Christ's doctrines for their own purposes just as Christ himself had so lamentably predicted. And even today religious leaders and lay persons spread a different message than the one taught by Christ. Some of these messages endorse war, discrimination, hate and bigotry. This is a blatant perversion of his Gospel into an almost warlike vengeful religion where sinners are denounced openly from the pulpit and the poor and less fortunate are demonized as lazy, slothful and deserving of their plight. We are told who to hate and who to fear. Like the Pharisees of old, preachers pastors and lay persons fixate on the individual transgressions of others. Boasting of their own goodness they tell us who we should hate and who we should fear, rather than spreading the good news Christ commanded them to preach. There are even churches and preachers who preach of their love for firearms and actively encourage members to bring guns to church. There are churches burning the sacred books of other churches. Churches denouncing entire races of people, and churches who fixate on the sexual transgressions of others. There's an angry, vindictive tone coming from this new breed of self professed Christian. And unfortunately most of these churches are driving more people away from Christ, than they are bringing souls to him. Its as if many churches and preachers are ashamed of who he was and what he taught, and instead attempt to paint Christ in whatever light most suits their own individual ideologies. This is why we see images of Christ today armed with an M16 Rifle, and why people look to him to be a military leader of some sort, ushering in the last days in some sort of warlike fashion.

Corruption of the Gospel of Christ

 

"Nothing can be more exactly and seriously true than what is there [the very words only of Jesus] stated; that but a short time elapsed after the death of the great reformer of the Jewish religion, before his principles were departed from by those who professed to be his special servants, and perverted into an engine for enslaving mankind, and aggrandising their oppressors in Church and State; that the purest system of morals ever before preached to man, has been adulterated and sophisticated by artificial constructions, into a mere contrivance to filch wealth and power to themselves; that rational men not being able to swallow their impious heresies, in order to force them down their throats, they raise the hue and cry of infidelity, while themselves are the greatest obstacles to the advancement of the real doctrines of Jesus, and do in fact constitute the real Anti-Christ."

-- Thomas Jefferson, January 19, 1810

 

 

"The Kingdom of God is within you"

 

 

Christ of course warned his followers that these "wolves in sheep's clothes" would permeate the religious front in the last days. He admonished us that his kingdom would not be brought about by force, armies or war, and that his followers would be recognized by their deeds and actions towards their fellow man. Churches, clergy and lay persons who fixate on bemoaning the personal transgressions of others, or who spend their time telling us who to hate, who to fear, etc would not be of him. He instructed us to keep a sharp watchful eye for such false doctrines invading his flock. He said his kingdom lies in the way we treat and care for each other. Even the least and most undeserving among us. Even our enemies.

 

He said his kingdom was inside of us. All we have to do, is let it out.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Bible teaches us that God created our brains and commanded us to use them. Burying our talents is contrary to the lessons from the scriptures. Science permits us to understand the universe we inhabit and how and when it came into existence. Religion and Faith permits us to examine the why, behind the how and when. Using Science means using the talents and capabilities that were given us to understand the universe around us. Without science man is left groping in the dark, and mysticism and superstition find fertile breeding grounds in such environments to thrive in. Science shines a light on reality and the environment in which we live and helps us understand the nature of God by examining his creations and seeing how he chose to design the universe in which we exist. Combined science and religion can bring us closer to understanding our environment and purpose here.

 

 

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