I received a little criticism the other day, from a lady that feels I mention the names 'Jesus' and 'Christ' far too often on my web site. To her
it distracts followers of the other major religions of the World from looking at my site. And I do agree that such could be the case ~ but never
the less ~ that was the name that Mary and Joseph were told (by an angel of the Lord) to name their son. For this particular child, 'came into being for
one purpose' ~ to save Gods children (the Whole of humanity) from their sins (from 'themselves')! It just so happened that the child Mary would give
birth to was a descendent from the patriarch 'Abraham' who in turn was a descendent of Adam ~ who in turn was 'made' in the image and likeness of God!
Abraham was the first of the Old Testament patriarchs and the father of Isaac. Judaism, Christianity and Islam, all have a special claim on Abraham. According to the Old Testament, God promised to give Abraham's family (the Hebrews) the land of Canaan (the promised land) So it was no ones fault that God chose Mary and Joseph to give birth to the savior of His people! They were both descendents from 'Adam'. They were told to name their child 'Jesus' ~ a name that means 'God with us'. And I have made it abundantly clear that it matters not what language we speak ~ what color our skin ~ what our Nationality is ~ or what our religious belief or affiliations are ~ this 'child' came into the World to save the whole of humanity from their sins! And No One is excluded!
Every 'human' child that has ever been born on Planet Earth, is God ~ the Spirit of God ~ (the Universal I AM) in the infant stage of development. EVERY CHILD ~ regardless of Nationality; color; language; religion or culture! Mary and Joseph were told by God to name Him 'Jesus'! That was to be His Earthly identity. I have also said that when the Holy Spirit 'came upon Mary' ~ she experienced the Spiritual Rebirth ~ (the Virgin Birth! )This 'birth' took place in her consciousness. She saw that man and God were One, and that her forth coming child could be none other than God the Father, in the infant stage of development. So from His birth He was made aware of this and functioned AS GOD ~ the Father!. And we were told by Him, that the things He did ~ we could do also! But our parents were never made aware of the fact that children of men are actually ~ children of God!(Because ~ virtually no one on Earth has understood what He meant when He said ~ 'call no man your father upon the Earth, for One is your Father, which is in heaven) So they name us at our birth and tell us that that, is who we are. So the whole of humanity is totally oblivious of the fact that humanity is actually the body of Christ! (As He functioned As the Father ~ He took upon Himself the likeness of the Father. That 'likeness' is the Christ ~ the 'person' of God personified!) The name 'Jesus' identified Him with His Earthly parents. The name 'Christ' ~ identified Him with His Heavenly Father! Thus do we know Him as Jesus Christ (or Jesus the Christ) Its what God intended that each of us should be! But through the erroneous concept of the Spiritual Rebirth as promoted by the Evangelical Religions of the World, it is impossible to walk as He walked ~ It is impossible to attain the Christ Mind! Only when we come to see that God is the "I" within us can we walk in God consciousness (as He did) And I make no apologies for the many times I mention the name of Him who suffered the agony of the cross on behalf of ALL Humanity!
As I have said before ~ there is not God AND Us ~ there is ONLY Him. And only as we walk AS Him ~ can we partake in His Eternal Reality! Thus the necessity of the Spiritual Rebirth ~ which can only be set in motion with the acceptance and the acknowledgement of Him as being our reality ~ through faith in the belief that He is the 'I am' within us!