Longtime reader, researcher and author Marilyn Redmond has published a study of the development of Christianity. She permits us to post Chapter 3 of it, in parts.
Marilyn and I may differ on some points; we welcome differing viewpoints.
HOW DID THE COUNCIL OF NICEA CHANGE TRUTH INTO CANON?
The population has been deceived for the good of the rich and dominant powers for thousands of years. One of the most significant outcomes of the Council of Nicea was the Nicene Creed, which defined orthodox—or “correct”— Christian belief.
About 2,000 years ago, leaders of the church and state started making changes in historic records. Over time, some information was deleted and parts were rewritten including the Bible. They included fabricated stories and added their dogma. One such doctrine is the Nicene Creed.
This story behind the story of Christianity was changed. Now Christmas, the birthday of Mithera, was to be celebrated as the birthday of Jesus. Easter, the resurrection day, came from the savior-gods of the past. The Pagan Eucharist continued and became associated with Christ.
From Paganism, the Church copied its sacred writings, and because of its wealth, now the church had a foundation in gold and silver. Sunday, the Lord’s Day of the Mithraists, was reserved for worship, and all business was suspended. With the elimination of mediumship from the Church service, the sermon took the place of the clairvoyance and clairaudience of the trance address from a medium, who received the message of God in the Holy of Holies described in the Old Testament.
Christians borrowed from the Pagans’ pictures of Dionysus, as representing the true vine, and the phoenix rising out of its ashes. Images of Isis, with Horus in her arms, were labeled “The Virgin and Child,” while imagery of the Pagan gods were renamed and the name of Jesus Christ was inserted. Even today, in Rome there is an ancient statue of Jupiter, which is labeled “Saint Peter.”
The Nicene Creed inserted erroneous beliefs to distract the followers from having their focus on the true God within, by placing Jesus as the point of their worship and his saving them. (See Nicene Creed in the Appendices.) This outward focus changes the real meaning of God to a person to save the sinner. This distorted the accurate spotlight of only one God and there are no others as defined in the first of the Ten Commandments.
It also made Jesus the only son of God. Actually, we are all sons of God and have a soul that is a piece of God within us all. Jesus said, “But the Father abiding in me doeth the work.” (John 14:10) In this statement, he acknowledges the God within. In John 3:2 other phrases said this too. “This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.’”
That energy of love is in all of us and provides our needs. We are all created in the image of God’s love/light. The word Christ refers to being in a higher conscious of love as being a
grown-up person. There were quite a few “Christs” at large in Israel at any given time, and although Matthew mentions that Jesus of Nazareth was called Christ, Matthew 1:16 , he
was never the only one. (1)
Christ or Christos is not really a name but an appellative, or title. (2 Corinthians 5:177) We can all become Christed and be a “New creature” or a mature person by releasing the past harms and negative emotions and become a person based in unconditional love.
Christed is a designation. Jesus was Christed, which means he became a full-grown person, not wallowing in self-piety, selfishness, dishonesty, or a lack of self-love. In this state of mind, there is no jealousy, envy, shame, or judgment. He grew into maturity.
The religious explanation of the relationship of Jesus and the Father is not accurate. Jesus is not the only son of God. We all are created in the spirit of God’s love. No one is greater. This ploy has been continued for ages to benefit the control from religious doctrine. Placing Jesus in a position of being perfect and better than anyone continues the shame and guilt of the believer to be unworthy.
In addition, there is no sin from which to be saved. Therefore, there is no sinner. Making a mistake is a human trait that all of us have. A loving Father does not shame his children for learning from their mistakes. You are born in the image of the Father that is love. We are all divine children of the universe along with Jesus, our example and model, to return to this state as a loving being.
Jesus came to show humans the way to save themselves. Jesus did not die for his followers. Research and science now offer answers that Jesus did not die on the cross, but lived a
long life with his wife Mary Magdalene and their children.
He was a wayshower for people to release their negative ways and embrace the love within. “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.” (Matthew 16:23).
Satan is an existing label for the Biblical term of thousands of years ago—meaning fear, guilt, shame and other negative emotions. The expression depicts lower vibrations now understood in science.
Since God is a label for the energy in the universe of a beneficent love that created us, it is not a person or three persons. The different frequencies come from the one Source of the universe. The different frequencies have been labeled by religion. The existence of a Creative Intelligence, a Spirit of the universe underlying the totality of things, brings a sense of power and direction when appropriate steps are taken for a conscious contact, which shows that we are One in that field, according to Quantum Physics.
Rev. Marilyn L. Redmond, BA, IBRT, ABH is a soul healer by profession, as well as a channel working with Archangel Michael daily in all her writing.
Her book can be purchased on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/0944851630?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860
Other books by her can be found at https://www.amazon.com/Marilyn-Redmond/e/B0069WIKDC
(Concluded tomorrow, in Part 2.)
(1) Steve: Another contemporary Christ-like figure was Apollonius of Tyana. See Philostratus. The Life of Apollonius. trans. C.P. Jones. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1970.