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  • Sunday, April 05, 2009

    The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

    Christianity is more than just a religion or a philosophy. It is more than just a few rules and platitudes to live by. Christianity is a worldview that is based upon the most important event in the history of the world, that being the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

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    2 comments:

    klatu said...

    Redefining Faith, the Word, the and the Resurrection, a new interpretation of the moral teaching of Christ questions the validity and origins of Christian traditions:


    On the horizon is an approaching religious, cultural and scientific furore so contentious, any clash of civilizations may have to wait. On one side, a manuscript titled: The Final Freedoms, against all the gravitas religious tradition can bring to bear.

    The first wholly new interpretation for 2000 years of the moral teachings of Christ is on the web. It redefines 'The Word' and the central element of Christianity, the Resurrection and focuses specifically on marriage, Love and human sexuality, overturning all natural law ethics and theory. At stake is the credibility of several thousand years of religious history and moral teaching, and will certainly impact other fields of intellectual inquiry.

    What first appears a counter intuitive and utterly preposterous challenge to the religious status quo rewards closer examination, for it carries within its pages ideas both subtle and sublime, what the theological history of religion either ignored, were unable to imagine or dismissed as impossible. An error of presumption which could now leave 'tradition' staring into the abyss and humble the heights of secular, scientific speculation. This new teaching has nothing whatsoever to do with any existing religious conception known to history. It is unique in every respect. What science and religion have agreed was not possible, has now become an all too probable.

    It is often stated that extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence and rightly so. Here then is the first ever viable religious conception capable of leading reason, by faith, to observable consequences which can be tested and judged. This new teaching delivers the first ever religious claim of insight into the human condition, that meets the Enlightenment criteria of verifiable, evidence based truth embodied in action. For the first time in history, a moral tenet exists, offering access by faith, to absolute proof for its belief.

    Using a synthesis of scriptural material from the Old and New Testaments, the Apocrypha , The Dead Sea Scrolls, The Nag Hammadi Library, and some of the worlds great poetry, it describes and teaches a single moral LAW, a single moral principle offering the promise of its own proof; one in which the reality of God responds to an act of perfect faith with a direct, individual intervention into the natural world; correcting human nature by a change in natural law, altering biology, consciousness and human ethical perception beyond all natural evolutionary boundaries. Intended to be understood metaphorically, where 'death' is ignorance and 'LIfe' is knowledge, this experience, personal encounter and liberation by transcendent power and moral purpose is the 'Resurrection' ,the justification of faith and foundation of righteousness.

    This is 'religion' without any of the coventional trappings of tradition. An individual, applied virtue-ethical conception all in a single command, this new interpretation defines the moral foundation of all human conduct and the single Law finds expression within a new covenant of marriage. It requires no institutional framework or hierarchy, no churches or priest craft, no scholastic theological rational, dogma or doctrine and ‘worship’ requires only conviction, faith and the necessary measure of self discipline to accomplish a new, single moral imperative and the integrity and fidelity to the new reality.

    If this material is confirmed and there appears to be both the means and a growing, concerted effort to test and authenticate it, the greatest unresolved questions of human existence: consciousness, meaning, suffering and evil may finally have been untangled. Colloquial evidence from discussion forums suggest confirmations have already taken place and are increasing.

    Trials of this new teaching are under way in several countries. For those individuals who can set their sights and measure progress above the existing political status quo, who are able to think for themselves and imagine outside the historical cultural box, who are willing to learn something new and stand against the stream of fashionable thought and spin, an intellectual and moral revolution has already started with the most potent Non Violent Direct Action any human being can take for peace, justice, change and progress.

    Published [at the moment] only on the web as a free [1.4meg] pdf download.

    http://www.energon.org.uk

    Puritan Lad said...

    klatu,

    If we cannot accept the Religious teachings of Christ, on what grounds will you accept the "moral" ones?