How can we account for the fact that Biblical scholars and prominent Christian leaders have brainwashed Christians World wide into believing that 2000 years ago 'Christ' was crucified, raised from the dead and then transcended, all in order to take upon Himself the sins of humanity. And then promote the belief that one-day 'He' will return, at which time those who died believing in Him, would be raised from their graves to 'dwell with Him in His Kingdom forever'. How could they have failed to see the Truth?
To begin with, 'Christ' is not a 'specific' individual! The Christ, and the Father, are One. One and the same. The 'Father', is the reality of every man/woman on the face of the Earth! He is the "I" within each of us. When we realize this, we begin to 'take upon ourselves the 'likeness' of the Father. That likeness, IS THE CHRIST! Every 'human' child ever born on Planet Earth, is the Father in the infant stage of development! AS we realize that this is who we really are, we take upon ourselves the likeness of Him. Every 'child' ever born embodies the capacity to function AS the Father (as the Christ) once we realize that God is the "I" within us. To function AS the Father, is to function as the Christ! Knowing this, was what prompted Jesus to ask Peter "Whom do men say that "I" the son of man am"? He knew that every person on Earth (every son or daughter born of a woman) was potentially the Christ! But 'Peter' thought Jesus was referring to His own 'self'. He couldn't grasp the fact that Jesus functioned AS the Father…as the "I" within Him! Nor did any of the other disciples 'catch' this message either. NONE OF THEM!
It was not "Jesus" who was born in that manger in Bethlehem 2000 years ago! The birth of this 'child' was a normal birth. He was no different than any other child ever born of a woman on Planet Earth. He was God (the Father), in the infant stage of development! But Mary had been told by an angel of God, that her son would be the savior of humanity, and she was to call his name 'Jesus' (a name that means God with us). So this child that was born of Mary, was taught from the cradle that he and God were one and the same. So He would have said "I and my Father are One", no matter what name they might have given Him! It was not 'Jesus' who was born when this child was born! No 'John or Jane Doe', has ever been born! God made each of us in His image and likeness! But…He did not create this 'person' we believe ourselves to be…our parents did this when they named us at our birth! Every 'human' child ever born on Planet Earth, has been (and always will be) God (the Father) in the infant stage of development! (The Source does not give 'being' to any 'thing' apart from or other than itself!) The "I" within us is who we are, and that "I", is God, and the 'person' our parents created when they named us, is but the illusion in which we function. Humanity is God manifesting AS ' humanity'! But virtually no one functions in that consciousness! Virtually every one on Earth functions as the person their parents created at their birth! Thus the necessity of the Spiritual rebirth! But not through the concept of the Spiritual Rebirth as taught by the Evangelical religions of the World. Their concept can only bring about a Spiritual Conversion…not a Spiritual Rebirth! The Spiritual Rebirth can only come about with the realization that the "I" within us is the Father! Might this be what Jesus was referring to when He spoke of the men of Nineveh and other peoples from the 'uttermost' parts of the Earth condemning this generation for failing to teach the World that we are all One? That we might see this, was His most ardent prayer! What price will our religious leaders have to pay for failing to teach their followers these truths?
And… because we are God individualized, we are creative! We create as God did…as we think! Only we think as we perceive ourselves to be, and thus do we create the beliefs that divide us! It is imperative that we come to see that our names are meant only to identify us from our neighbor or our brother. Each of us is God embodied! Each of us was born to be the Christ! How could the Church have failed to see this? And why do they continue to reject this? That the World might see this, was why He suffered the agony of the cross. He suffered the agony of the cross, to demonstrate that the 'self' (the outer identity) must be crucified BEFORE the Father (the "I" within us) could be resurrected! We cannot function As the Father, and continue to function as the person our parent created when they named us! " We cannot serve God and mammon".
The 'resurrection of the Father' to His rightful place in our lives (in other words… 'our resurrection') is meant to take place in our consciousness! HERE AND NOW! Not after our physical death! It takes place when we realize that God is the "I" within us… when we choose to walk AS the Father! As we walk AS the Father, we need never die! (Whosoever liveth and believeth AS me, shall never die!) To walk 'with' God, is to walk 'AS' God! And we can only walk AS God, when we realize that He is the I AM within us…the I AM THAT I AM!