'Jesus', was not a 'special' individual! He was no different from any of the rest of us. It was only a 'special name' given to Mary and Joseph's child, (who was God (the 'Father') in the infant stage of development), a name meaning "God with us." Some names have a special meaning, but the Spirit of God that came into manifestation as Mary's child, was exactly the same Spirit (the same Life) that is the reality of every other child ever born on Planet Earth! There is no one other than God, other than the Father! Every 'child' that has ever been born on Planet Earth, has been, (is) God, the Father, in the infant stage of development! "He "that was named 'Jesus', was exactly the same 'Spirit' that came into being at the birth of every other child that has ever been born of a 'woman'! God is no respecter of 'persons'! Jesus never claimed to be different from the rest of us, only we have been led to believe that 'He' was some how special. But not so!
Nor was 'Jesus' the 'only begotten son' that God sent into the World! God's only begotten son, was the FATHER, the "I" within us! The Father, is our reality! Each of us is the Father manifesting AS US, embodied AS US! (And Mary and Joseph were instructed to name their child 'Jesus'!) Mary realized prior to her relationship to Joseph, that God was her reality, and that the child she would have with Joseph, was the Son of God (the Father in the infant stage of development). So from the cradle, her child was made aware of what manner of being He was. (What manner of being were we told that we were?) So from birth, He was taught that He was God embodied! As a boy He astounded the religious elite with His understanding "Know ye not that I am about my Fathers business"? I can recall discussing my beliefs with the leaders of the Church some ten years or so after I first realized that God was the "I" within me, and they were baffled! And I did not say anything that was not in the same scriptures that they taught from! They could not refute any thing I said, so they chose not to meet with me again! Their bewildered reaction reminded me of the reaction of the religious elite with Jesus' remarks. Which is further proof to me that any normal person could and can, function as Jesus did once they have faith in the belief that God is the "I" within them. Every thing we need to know in order to walk as He did is in the Bible, only we have been led to believe that we are nothing more than 'human beings'. Never were we made aware of the fact that human beings are actually 'sons and daughters' of God who have never been told how to 'enter' the Kingdom of God! Never did the Church tell me that the Kingdom of God, was actually a state of Mind. A state of KNOWING that God is the "I (or the I am) within us! In fact when I told this to the Church minister I was ridiculed from the pulpit! He indignantly said, 'Imagine the Kingdom of God being a state of mind'. To him it was a statement that verged on blasphemy.
Which brings me back to the fact that everything necessary to take us from our present state of mind into the Christ mind, is contained within the Bible. (As well as within my book). It's just that the Church has never discovered the key that enables us to 'enter' that 'Kingdom' (that enables us to attain that state of Mind!) The concept of the Spiritual Rebirth as promoted by the Worlds evangelical religions, can NEVER enable us to attain the Christ Mind, can NEVER enable us to function AS THE FATHER, as Jesus did! NEVER! Their concept of the Spiritual Rebirth brings about a Spiritual Conversion ONLY! It can NEVER bring about one's Spiritual Rebirth! We can only experience the Spiritual Rebirth (we can only be "born again") when we see and acknowledge that the "I" within us, IS THE FATHER! Not only must we acknowledge this, but we must also sincerely desire to WALK AS THE FATHER, as did Mary's child! Only when we realize that the Father is the "I" within us, can we walk as Jesus walked! It is this realization that sets in motion our Spiritual Rebirth. This must be made known to the World! The "Father", is the reality of every 'human child' that has ever been born on Planet Earth. BAR NONE! And the 'person' that our parents created when they named us, is but the illusion in which the whole of humanity functions!
The Spirit of God, is the reality of every 'man' on Earth. The Spirit of God, is the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit (the Father) personified, is the Christ! The 'Spirit' within 'Jesus', was no different than is the Spirit within us. Only Mary's child chose to walk in that consciousness. I never knew that that option was available to every one, or I may have chosen to walk AS He walked when I first made a commitment to 'follow' Him! We were not meant to simply 'follow' Him, were meant to WALK AS HIM! The Christian World must get past 'worshipping' Jesus! They must be made aware of the fact that they too are the Father embodied, that they too can walk As the Father, as He walked, but not before realizing that God (the Father), is the "I" within them. God is the reality of every 'man' on Earth!
The self, the 'person' our parents created when they named us at our birth, must be crucified! MAN, is the Spirit of God, manifesting AS a 'man'! This was the significance of Calvary. "Jesus" had to be crucified before they could see the 'Father' (the comforter, the Spirit of God)! It was not 'Jesus' who rose from the tomb, it was the Father who arose! But they just didn't realize that 'Jesus' and the Father were One! To the people there, it was 'Jesus' (the 'man') who rose from the tomb! We cannot effectively function As the Father, until the 'self'', the illusion is crucified. The 'self' is the Satan we have been warned to avoid! 'Jesus' (the Father) did not suffer the cross to save us from our sins. He allowed Himself to be crucified that we might come to see that God was the reality of all humanity. None of us in our John /Jane Doe identity have any being! Only God is! Each of us is the Spirit of God individualized. In that realization, lies our salvation. As we function AS THE FATHER, we need never die. But so long as we function as the person our parents created when they named us, we will without question die. That we might realize that the Eternal I AM, is the I am within us, was why 'the Father' suffered the cross! To walk AS Him, we need never die. And to reject Him as our reality, we are as guilty of crucifying Him, as were they who called for His crucifixion some 2000 years ago. As I said, the Father was (is) the reality of every man/woman that has ever been born. "He who hath seen me, hath seen the Father".