Friday, July 14, 2006:

We aren't going to get to a thoughtful world by beating each other. That's counter-productive. That was Jesus's point in being a pacifist. He didn't do to them what he didn't want done to him.

Now, that's the golden rule. It was found in ancient China and all over the world in one form or another before Jesus was born.

Many people use that as a call to ecumenicalism or syncretism. However, Jesus alone was sent and came and showed the new commandment, revealing the fully enhanced spirit of the golden rule. He demonstrated what we are to want to do and for others to do to be fully righteous: One with God.

Jesus spoke in the first person, singular of God. He said, "I am." "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6). The only way to the Godhead, Godhood, is via truth. Therefore, worldwide, the knowledge of the true meaning of thoughtfulness is rising to the level of the new commandment. All that is not this, is false. All that opposes this is false. The way is peace, love, mercy, and all the other things Jesus showed. They are not via any other means, any means inconsistent with what Jesus said and showed. Nothing else is needed for the journey. This yoke alone is freedom. Feed the lambs and sheep. Be the good shepherd. Be the good steward. Be the good vineyardists in the mundane and in the spirit.

All religions are not equal. Religions are relative things in terms of their distance from God. Deceit, greed, violence, sexual depravity, and other iniquities are far from God. Religions which advocate, condone, or practice those things are inferior and ought to be rejected by human kind. Truth; peace; unselfishness; and sexual fidelity, monogamy, and purity, are all closer to the kingdom—the purer, the closer, perfectly pure being God in one. This is the one and only path to unity: One religion freely chosen.

Therein lies salvation for the planet, and therein lies the reason Jesus's way is the one and only narrow way to God: Righteousness. Everyone following any other spirit will not suffice. It won't arrive.

Those who went to be with God before Jesus was born, lived up to the standard revealed to them in their time here, the standard of which they were then capable of meeting (as obviously challenging as it was for them, for which God and they deserve credit) and of which the people were capable of absorbing to the extent they did and all for the sake of God's unfolding plan for humanity.

The people today have had years and decades of hearing about environmentalism. Many have continued to reject it. They have fought against it. Many so-called conservative evangelical Christians are actually glad for the environmental destruction, because they see it as promoting the end times and brings closer the second coming of Christ. They don't know what they are talking about. They couldn't be advocating a worse thing. They fight against God's sacred creation. They will get their comeuppance if they don't soon turn from their ways and repent.

Oh, there is no doubt that God has the power to undo all the environmental damage done by human kind. There is nothing humans can do that God cannot instantly put back to any state God would will. That though doesn't excuse human kinds abusing the once pristine gift of God that was the earth before humans began to pollute it because of the pollution that has come out of their hearts and mouths and deeds.


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