Naturally, the question arises, “So can we only get back to God and re-attain perfection by way of Jesus?” The answer is this: Yes and No. It’s a paradox, but indeed, both answers are correct.
Believe it or not, you can get to Heaven through any of the world’s great religions—including the non-Christian ones in which you can find absolute truth. You don’t need to leave your church or temple or faith. If you are being spiritually fed in the faith you are accustomed, stay there. There is enough basic truth in any of them. You just need to find out what the truths are that you need for your own personal development, and then actually put them into practice.
If we do the work of self-finding through our religion, it will satisfy our spirit. But being comfortable is not enough. We need to purify our Lower Self and crucify the ego. Those are the all-important things. Wherever and however we find the necessary help to accomplish this doesn’t much matter, even if Christ is not a part of the equation.
Through the work of self-purification, we will raise our level of consciousness to such a degree that we will be open for truth, about anything—including the truth about who Christ was and the role he played in the history of Creation. So no, we don’t need to recognize Jesus Christ right now to reach God. Realize too, the perception of absolute truth in any respect isn’t going to come overnight. It takes many, many lifetimes. Unfortunately, few people are in this business of cleaning house.
Sometimes we need to spend quite a bit of time just preparing the soil. If there is a bunch of stubbornness in the soul, absolute truth is not going to take root. Stubbornness and self-will, in fact, are the biggest boulders in our way. Although any imperfection can be a pebble in our shoe. We’ve all got some rock picking to do.
Our willingness to recognize Christ as the Messiah and the most exalted of all created beings doesn’t alter the fact of this one little bit. Now, that doesn’t mean we should pray to Jesus. Only God should get our prayers. What God wants from us is some gratitude—appreciation towards the one without whose deed the connection back to God would have been severed. Maybe we’re not ready to feel the love about this, and that’s OK. But when the time comes that we are, then we need to be able to show some thanks for the one who deserves it—Jesus. That is God’s will.
And we don’t need to be a “Christian” to do this. Just as all religions have enough good in them to help people with their process of purification, all religions also contain errors. Only follow what your Higher Self longs for. The rest will take care of itself.
But that doesn’t change the fact that we may want to have some open-hearted appreciation for the one we owe the most, next to God. Don’t disregard Christ so quickly.
Neither God nor the Spirit World intended for there to be a split between the Jews and the Christians. That it happened is really our own fault—that of humankind. Even putting these labels on people, “Jews” and “Christians,” ends up contributing to the fray. No splitting between these groups of people needed to happen.
Splitting is chaos, and it is the nature of the Fall of the Angels—or the result of it—with all its miseries and hatefulness. Splitting is separation from God. And this initial tragedy that happened long before the Earth came into being keeps repeating itself over and over and over. And it will continue to happen until we cure this, in us, once and for all.
So what’s the end game here, the goal? Union with God, which is the opposite of splitting and separation. It could have been possible that after the life of Jesus, there would have been a wholeness between Judaism and Christianity. A completeness. It could have been that way. But instead, another fault grew out of the same bad root of the original splitting from God.
So do we really need Christ to get back to God? In the last analysis, Yes. He is indeed the very best friend we could ever hope to have, and our strongest helper. To feel otherwise belies a stubbornness in our hearts that is a symptom of an imperfection. And as long as any imperfection lives in us, we can’t reunite fully with God.
Be broadminded. Consider these words. Consider that it may be this way after all. Consider that no single group among all humankind has all the truth.
Truth, like everything in the Spirit World, is a paradox of unchangeable form that is constantly in flux. It’s like a wheel that is unchangeable in its basic form, but constantly turning. If you were to lift the veil that covers a segment of the huge wheel, you may see one detail behind the veil. Someone else, at another time or place, will see something quite different. Maybe your observations coincide, maybe not. The wheel is always turning, so it changes.
The other may even see something contradictory, but the connection between the parts is behind the veil. If the whole wheel were visible, humanity could stop fighting. Then, even when religious concepts contain errors, it could be possible to see the grain of truth on which they have been based.
Search to see other aspects of truth, no matter where they present themselves from. God is truth, as well as wisdom, beauty and love, all of which can be found through the doorway of always asking, “What is true?”
And don’t get lost in the immature notion that stubbornness is a sign of character. We don’t ever want to deny truth for such petty reasons, simply because they show up wearing fancy clothes.
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