I have said in several of my essays that the Church has failed to realize God's purpose for coming to Earth some 2000 years ago. His coming as described in the book of Matthew has been misconstrued. It was not "Jesus" who came into the World (who was born in that manger) in Bethlehem. It was God who came as a 'baby' born of Mary. Every so-called human child that has ever been born on Planet Earth has been and still is God, the Father, in the infant stage of development! What has thrown people off track, is that we have been led to believe it was Jesus who was born. But not so. It is just that this 'child' was named 'Jesus'. (And thou shalt call His name Jesus) When I was born, they named me Robert. When you were born, it was not the person you believe yourself to be who was born! At 'your' birth, you too were God (the Father) in the infant stage of development…as was I, and ever one else on the Planet! He made us all in His image and likeness, by 'becoming' us…by ''being' us! This was why He said, I and the Father are One, and 'I am the Vine, ye are the branches'! Every child ever born on Planet Earth has been (and still is) 'the Father' in the infant stage of development. Believe it or not! This is why He said to him who was named Phillip 'He who has seen me, has seen the Father'.
THERE IS NO ONE OTHER THAN THE FATHER! The 'Father', is synonymous with 'humanity'! Every 'human' being on the Planet is the Father embodied, only no One realizes this! At our birth we are given a name to identify us with our parents, siblings, family, Nationality, etc. Then we have been made to believe that this is who we are. But its not 'who' we are. It's only who we were made to 'believe' ourselves to be! And through the concept of the Spiritual Rebirth that has been promoted (and is still being promoted), by the Evangelical religions of the World, it is impossible to attain this realization! The concept of the Spiritual Rebirth that is still being promoted can only lead to the conversion of the seeker of truth. It can not enable them to function AS GOD. When we realize that anyone can function As God once we see that God is the "I" within us, we will realize that 'Jesus' was no different from any of the rest of us! Then we can see that there is not the Father AND us…there is ONLY THE FATHER!
In Matthew 10:20 we are told that when we speak, 'it is not ye that speak', but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you! I wonder how many ever realized the significance of this statement? There is not 'us' AND the Father…there IS ONLY THE FATHER! Thus did Jesus say, "I and my Father are One!" Not only did He realize that He and His Father were One and the same, but He also realized that God was the reality of every one else on the Planet as well! (I ascend unto my Father and your Father, to my God and your God).
That we all might realize this was the reason He suffered the cross. It was not 'Jesus' whom they crucified. They crucified the Father! And whoever should see this and reject Him (the Father) as their reality, are as guilty of His crucifixion as were they who called for His crucifixion two thousand years ago! I am sure that had they understood the significance of what He was telling them, that many of those who knew Him would have chosen to 'walk as He walked'. Unfortunately no one got this message…not even His disciples. Phillip said 'show us the Father and perhaps then we can believe you' (John 14:8) Yet He forgave them, for He so loved the World.