LITTLE KNOWN GOSPEL FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW: Critical Knowledge for Christians In the Time of Trump. Part 3
The Virgin Mary Arrives
Becoming the Seal of Blood Sacrifice
One problem with Jesus’ teaching for the Greco Roman world was his problematic origin. Every legitimate Greco-Roman demigod and “Savior” of the day was the son not of a mortal man but of a god. So he had to be conceived by a virgin. It’s the “origin story” they all needed.
Well, in first Century Israel Jesus was hailed as messiah partly because he was supposedly of the lineage of King David, the first Jewish “messiah”. That lineage is passed exclusively through the male line. So Jesus had to be the son of Joseph. Plus, had Mary announced to her highly orthodox Galilean family that she was pregnant by God, she would have been properly stoned to death for heresy. The Romans were the enemy. And this was the way of the enemy. So it’s obvious to any student of first century Judaism that the “virgin birth” was a nonstarter for all concerned. As long as Jesus was a Jewish Messiah.
So for St Paul and his assimilation committee, a quick change magic trick turned Jesus from Jewish military savior (that sure didn’t work out!) to a “Son of God born of a virgin impregnated by God, a God/man who alone mediates our soul’s salvation.”
Nice. Convenient. And so Roman!
So the writer of the Gospel of John wrote these words and placed them in Jesus mouth:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave us his only begotten son, (there’s that virgin birth thing) so that whoever believeth in Him (and of course his blood sacrifice) can be saved.” John 3:16
One hundred years after Jesus death, John was writing in Greek to an entirely Greco Roman audience who was quite familiar with the cult of Mithras and who would have understood precisely what this meant.
To Jesus and his contemporaries in the Judaic world (including John the beloved disciple, falsely credited with writing that much later non Jewish Gospel) such a doctrine would have been horribly offensive. Virgin birth, blood sacrifice, exclusive salvation offered by a unique God/man. It would have represented everything hateful to Jesus about the religious bigotry and Romanized evil that he spent his life trying to counter.
So with all of this background it should be clear:
Evangelical Christians are no friends of Jesus. They are hypnotized by a Roman Military Cult.
No accident, therefore, that they now worship as their current Messiah a sociopathic monster that is this president/emperor. His policies: Molestation, rape, enslavement, and the building of concentration camps, military conquest of foreign lands, robbing housing and food from the poor, and environmental policies designed to rape and plunder the entire earth, for his billionaire buddies.
This should be reassuring of course: All of this is well within the tradition of Christian evangelicals throughout history who followed leaders who fought, conquered, murdered and enslaved in Jesus name.
But there is just one problem... this has nothing at all to do with Jesus’ true teachings. It was not what Pentecost was all about. Nothing to do with the good news that Christians should be sharing about hope, faith, and love, sealed by the miracle of his resurrection.
So where does that lead the Christian Evangelists who voted for Trump? Read on…
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