The Kindred Spirit Connection

 

Last updated: 03/30/2020

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CONTENTS 

About 

A Dream. 

Contact me 

Depressing Fact

Disasters 

Gold

Harmony 

Human Creators 

Jesus 

The KSC, What Is It? 

Meditation 

Self Healing (Under construction) 

Spiritual Bio 

Finding the Right Church 

Universal Glue

A Sacrifice?

It is my belief that one of the greatest fallacies of Christendom is the tenet that Jesus died for our sins. If you think about it even only a little and you will come away wondering how that could be. That's what happened when, as a father, I began wondering how God could do that? It became one of the things that drove me away, not from God or Christ, but out of the church. And here was my reasoning…

I knew in my heart that I was a far from perfect person; I wasn’t even a very good father. I loved my kids, but I was strict to the max.  Make no mistake, I would have given my life so that they might live, but I was harsh. I didn’t mean to be, but it was the way I was raised and I mimicked my dad. But, as bad as I was, I knew this; I would never punish one of my children for something another pne had done. Only the guilty child would be punished.

But this is exactly what the sacrificial theory is based on...because of Adam and Eve's sin in the Garden of Eden. From that time everyone is supposed to have been born in what came to be known as "Original Sin."

This is how that came about. Based on the Biblical accounts, Eve committed the very first sin when, enticed by the serpent, she ate the fruit of the Tree of Good and Evil that stood in the very center of the Garden of Eden. She tasted it, liked it and knew it was good. Later, when Adam came looking for her, she offered him a bite and he, too, ate of it.

     The problem was that God had forbidden them to eat of it by telling them that on the day they ate of it, they would surely die. Now that part is true, for when they ate of this metaphorical fruit, they died to ignorance, becoming what we are today, sentient human beings knowing right from wrong; we became beings able to think in the abstract and make logical conclusions; we became beings with imaginations.

In other words, we became the superior intelligence native to this world.

The Bible then tells that they were then driven out of their idyllic existence in the Garden and into a world of harsh living conditions; into a world of right and wrong. And because of their transgressions, all their descendants would bear the blame (sin) of Adam and Eve's disobedience, which eventually became known as “Original Sin.” This means that every child born fresh from the womb was already guilty of sin before they even had a chance.

In brief, that's what original sin is based on.  But why?

This is my theory—and it makes logical sense: The people closest to Jesus and who knew Him the best, loved Him. They knew that He was not simply and ordinary man, but a Son of God. Thus they could not think of any reason for Him to die—unless it was because He was the ultimate sacrifice...the sacrifice that finally absolved and eliminated the sin of Adam and Eve.  To understand this it is necessary to realize that ancient Judaism—the faith of the early Christians—was a belief that sacrificed animals in order to appease God.

To them it only made sense that, because God so loved humaninty He was willing to use His Son as a sacrificial offering. Eventually this theory evolved into a tenet that all children were born with original sin and that only those who believed and accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour could be saved. This was done through the rite of Baptism, which washed away original sin. 

Alternately, those who were not baptized into the “true” religion were doomed to go to hell when they died.

Which brings up two more questions: (1) Is there a hell, and (2) Does baptism do anything.