Jesus Christ did not want Christianity to be another faith or another religion in the world. For the religions of this world are often focused on the maintenance and extension of authority, influence, growth, dominion, power, wealth and pride.
There was deliberately no descendent of Jesus Christ to take over the leadership, and Peter who was the leader of the disciples, stayed all his life in Jerusalem. Peter, the leader, who was the loudest apostle was not even mentioned prominently beyond the Gospel. The focus was on the supremacy of Christ lest anyone takes His glory. Whereas in our mega churches, it is always about the senior pastor.
The disciple whom Jesus loved, did not leave Jerusalem until AD70 when the city was destroyed yet never mentioned it directly in the bible the great atrocities of the Romans. Why? unlike the Christian Right, they still remember that the “End never justify the means”. When the Jewish Faith leaders tried to capture Jesus, swords were drawn and Jesus reminded the disciples:-
Matt 26: 51 And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
52 But Jesus said to him, “Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will [a]perish by the sword. 53 Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?
If the bible was ever written about the grave violence and deaths caused by the Romans, the Christian Faith would have taken up to violence. If the bible ever mentioned in details, the Egyptian and Roman gods, Christians would soon worship these Gods instead of Jesus Christ. And in history, it happened, for no more than 500 years after Jesus death, the Church was worshiping the Pontifex maximus and the Novena. In modern times, why has the Christian Right kept quiet about the Mormons and the worship of the Freemason occult by the founding fathers of the United States. The New World order of the founding fathers in the US was a new age worshipping of the Egyptian gods.
Once the church was institutionalized in AD325, church initiated harm and violence were frequently destructive. It was the church hierachal who tried to violently destroy the Eastern church in Constantinople the 4th crusade in 1202. The weakened Eastern church allowed the Ottomons to rise to power. The Counter Reformation after 1517 killed millions. Once the sword is taken out, we will also die by the sword. The Knights Templer grew too strong, and on Oct 13, 1307, King Phillip of France with support from Pope Clement murdered the templars and took away their gold. King Edward II of England also took the loot.
Once the sword is pulled out, the innocent suffer eg the gay community being persecuted by the churches.
The bible was written with three objectives:-
-The narrative of the creation, fall, the Jews, Gods chosen people for redemption by God the Father, and the journey of the Jewish people
-The birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the way, the life, the truth to God the Father.
-The church as the bride of Jesus Christ – its growth, expansion, and return of Jesus Christ in the last days
The bible ended rather abruptly with the 12 disciples and Peter remaining in Jerusalem, and John exiled to Patmos, after AD70 when Jerusalem was destroyed. The apostolic commission of Paul to Asia Minor and Rome were written in detail, but the bible deliberately omitted his death under Nero’s reign in AD64. Christianity was destined to be a Jewish sect with a large gentile following.
Both the liberals and the evangelicals read the bible with a preconceived agenda for their own faith construction, power, wealth and pride, and with expectation that the bible is like BBC/CNN/Fox news with a detailed narrative. They have forgotten that the bible was written with the tread of glorying and revealing the centrality of Jesus Christ in both the Old and the New Testament, as the Alpha and Omega. In this respect, the various demonic gods and angelic hierarchies were seldom mentioned, neither was the various Roman Ceaser, so as not to glorify them nor distract the attention from the Gospel. There was little mention of the poverty, sufferings of the people, and the cruelty and oppression of the Romans, so focused in 21st century Christianity by the Christian Left.
Indeed, many of the demonic and pagan gods and hierarchies were names that should not be named because by putting into the bible will glorify them, and invoke their presence when mentioned. Generic terms such as abominations, and men having sex with men were used rather than mentioning the god and the angelic deity. They did not mention the prevailing religious cults lest they come after the Christian community.
The elevation to the state religion by Constantine changed the narrative. The church became enticed by the power, wealth, and controlling authority of Rome, and slowly but surely the “abomination” entered the church, and it was not gay sex, but a joining and worshiping of the demonic forces. Moses warned the Jews not to worship the gods of Egypt, for which the Romans now embraced albeit in different outward appearances. Sex with the temple priests was to join themselves with Satan. Slowly the corruption with the devil entered the church because of the temptation of pride, power, wealth, and controlling authority.
In other words, Satan destroyed Jerusalem 70 years after Jesus was born, and another 70 years later, by AD140, the Hadrian, Emperor of Rome was sitting in the Holy of Holies, and now built over by the temple of Jupiter, ie the temple of the Satan. and in AD325, the church was taken over by the state. None of the cataclysmic events were specifically mentioned in the bible, neither was the demonic principalities they worshiped. It was specifically left out so that it could not be used against the church. The gate keepers so greatly misinterpreted the bible, couple with a high sense of self righteousness that gays were to be blamed for all the faith based abominations.
The bible was not only inspired by God, but has to be interpreted in the events and details it had deliberately left out or written in code due to utmost focus on this objective, scrutiny and discernment. This is totally in contrast with the Christian Right with their Kingdom invasion.
When Jesus said that God could have sent 12 legions of angels, ie 80,000 angels. The bible left out all the angelic hierarchy because the emphasis was on the centrality of Jesus Christ as the Alpha and Omega. Even Paul’s death in Rome and soon after the destruction of Jerusalem were not mentioned.
To the point of death, the Apostles, Peter, Paul, and John, were so careful in giving all glory and honour to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. They knew the slippery slope of self righteousness, envy, and pride in the Pharisees. Unlike the Christian Right in Singapore and the Church hierarchal, they wanted to have it known, Jesus Christ and His resurrection power in their lives, above all. The Gospel and the Great Commission were their calling above their own lives.
1 Cor 2: 1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 3 I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.