Now, in this 21st Century, it is high time for Jesus to be taken down from His cross, so that he may live among us as our brother, in our human family, in our hearts with love and respect for all.
As we realize heaven to be one with earth, we will discover that we are all living as a portion of all life throughout the Multiverses ... all in love, within the heart of God.
Thus, this page (formerly known as Christianity Simplified) has become "Hearts of Christianity", honoring the Love that Is the "Heart" of Creator-God, yours, mine and Jesus as well as the many Profits and Teachers, both before and after him and us.
Jesus, the Old Wodden Cross and His grand uncle St. Joseph (of Arimathea), buried at Glastonbury England (65 AD)!
THE HEART OF CHRISTIANITY IS VERY SIMPLE
My Way is simple, it is not arduous; it is simply to love and be loved by one another.
As I have read and heard the words of Modern Western (Roman) Christianity and have compared this to what my inner guidance ("the still small voice within") tells me, I have always found a disconnect with the Jesus that I know as my brother, or as Edgar Cayce called him, "Our Elder Brother", and the One that main stream Roman (Pauline) Christianity preaches. Thus, to me, Jesus is my brother, not my Savoir. Besides, what was he going to save me from? We are all eternal sparks of the light of God, experiencing life in the physical, so that we may expand out light and love, unto all life in an eternal Holy Communion of Souls. Thus we are baptized again and again, in and by Life Itself!
I believe that much of the ministry of Jesus was to reduce or remove the outdated doctrines, dogma and complexities that the Jewish Orthodoxy had devised, to keep people under control and "on track", while at the same time leading them away from a simpler way of life; a life of loving one another, as Jesus taught. Of course, this was all well intended! I feel that the Good News (the meaning of the Greek word, "Gospel", from the ancient "GodSpell") is about the more natural Way, that Jesus tried to bring to those people, that was not complicated and did not involve jumping through this hoop and not that, or even adhering to a straight and narrow way. The Way is in your heart - if you feel and listen to your deep inner DNA (Divine Natural Awareness). For, it is by the grace and love of God that whatever way you are going will lead to where you are going and your soul's purpose, as we are all, members, teachers and students of The Divine. The Kingdom is Within, for that is where you may (personally) know the divine creator that you are ... with no judgment. All of life exists within the love and grace of an all knowing, all loving God-Goddess-Creator and Source of all that is, was or ever shall be.
Further, I have even found external indications, in the "real world", some through the non-Pauline and non Catholic Christian Apocrypha, that this simple life is the way Jesus and his closest companions felt, believed and lived. Did not Jesus say, "Love the lord thy God with all thy heart, mind and soul, and thy neighbor likewise and ye will have fulfilled the whole of the law"? This is the "law" that he fulfilled ... rather than the ancient Hebrew Laws!
According to my research, his family was of the House of David and the House of Judah or Levi, and thus were a respected family with means. Further, Jesus' father, Joseph, had a wood working and furniture shop ... with employees! These were not poor people, as the Roman Catholic Orthodoxy would have you believe, though they were "poor" [Jewish word, "Ebeon"], meaning that they were humble people, who loved and respected nature and each other. In other words, they did not act as though they were above or below anybody. So it was that, in this environment, Jesus loved discovery, life and people and thus wanted to do wonderful things with humanity as well as for humanity ... his "family" that we call humanity. For indeed we are all related. DNA testing proves this!
And, his grand uncle Joseph of Arimathea, as a member of the Jewish Council (Sanhedrin) and Roman minister of mines and metals dealer, often took the young Jesus with him as he toured the known world by ship. So it was that Jesus was not just a simple carpenter slaving away in his earthly father's business ... as he was already about his Heavenly Father's Business of learning, growing (from the inside out) and studying the philosophies and healings of the worlds cultures and peoples of the world from an early age.
So it is that in the year of transformations (2012), I was inspired to add these pages to this New Age (somewhat Gnostic-Christian, rather than Roman Orthodox) Website!
- Rev. John M. Kohlenberger, HHP
Additional information may be found at these web pages:
A Commentary about what the philosophy that Jesus brought us has become...
It sometimes takes a long while for people to realize the truth (of the teachings of the many "Masters"), because throughout the history of humanity there has been so much judgment—and self-judgment—in the religious traditions, which has affected many people very deeply. Spiritual traditions were meant to bring people Home to their Inner Divinity; instead, they told people they were sinful or bad and there was a God outside and above them who acted as an authority, judging them. These ideas and images have influenced people and made it difficult to be in touch in a very simple way with their True Essence, which is love, indeed. We are the light of love having a physical experience, just like Jesus did. And, he told us as much!
For in truth, love is all there is. All the rest is "stories", from which you can take your pick. So, why not live out the love stories that we are, instead of wallowing in distrust, fear, anger, war, evil and sin? We're all made of the same "stuff" (light), physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually! The good news and the bad news is that we all have God-given "Free Will" and thus can determine how we, each, use that stuff ... and experience it.
Jesus: a portrait by Glenda Greene
BELIEF - makes your Life Be
Believe in self, as a spark, a light of God upon the earth, as "The Example" Jesus did and was.
Opportunities will miraculously present themselves when the soul has built true self-worth.
“Beliefs about not deserving abundance are almost always subconscious... that’s why they are so hard to let go of. It is part of your culture to give people a sense of unworthiness. Children are taught to behave, to repress and distrust their emotions, to trust their minds more than their feelings. There are religious and moral traditions in your society that make it hard to believe in your own innocence as a human being, to trust the flow of your natural feelings and the kindness of the Universe you live in. To heal these beliefs in unworthiness, it is necessary to realize that you are unconditionally loved by Spirit or God. You are innocent and beautiful and are meant to live a joyful and abundant life. It may be difficult to believe this, but I am here to testify to your innocence and beauty. It’s the very reason for speaking to you in this way. I am not here to judge you or to tell you what to do. I am here to love you, and I am asking you to accept this love.”
- the above is from "Your Soul's Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born", by Robert Schwartz (2012-03-27). (p. 385). Whispering Winds Press. Kindle Edition.
"Spiritualism is the True Christian Religion"
... from The General Pronciples and the Standard Teachings of Spiritualism, by Rev. J. M. Peebles M.D., M.A., Ph D.
WHERE IS HEAVEN ... THE KINGDOM OF GOD?
This church maintains that The Kingdom of God Goddess is Within Each One of Us!
The kingdom of God (Greek: βασιλε?α το? θεο?, Basileia tou Theou) or kingdom of Heaven (Hebrew: ????? ?????, Malkuth haShamayim; Greek: Βασιλε?α τ?ν Ουραν?ν, Basileia t?n Ouran?n) is a foundational concept found in the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
On Christian writings, the term "kingdom of God" is found in all four canonical gospels as well as in the Pauline epistles. The Gospel of Matthew uses the phrase "kingdom of Heaven" more often, perhaps to avoid offending the Jews in the early church or perhaps the writer simply used a translation of the rabbinical expression "Malkut Shamayim". The term is also found in various writings and styles such as in parables, beatitudes, prayers, miracles as well as aphorisms.
Luke 17 (KJV) And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them andsaid, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
Luke 17 (RSV)  Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, he answered them, The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; [21 ] nor will they say, `Lo, here it is!' or `There!' for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.
The kingdom is not across the sea or in some far off exotic place, it is (hidden) within you.
"Heaven is not an actual place, it is a state of being." ...
"It is a way of being. It is 'being in heaven' through the process of self expression - which is the expression of Divinity itself, in, as and through Self."
- from Home with God, by Neale Donald Walsch, pg 149
The Bible as a Book of Truth and Wisdom:
A good friend tells me that what ever you find in the Bible is true; "it's all true!
They would not have writen those words if they didn't believe them to be true"!
Yet, as book of wisdom the Bible contains conflicting passages, "so you may find your own truth".
Heaven is within you and all around you - if you have the eyes to see and ears to hear it.
How did Christianity develop and shape western civilization?
Find out more about who, what, when and where the factors came together so that the New Testament came together, nearly 400 AD!
Learn More about Early Christianity! Enjoy two videos per week ... discussion follows each one!
The Facilitator is back by popular demand
"Love gently, gently love" - Jonathan, through Robin Miller
From "Dying to Be Me"
by Anita Moorjani
"My mother pulled me close and said, 'Don't be afraid, Beta.
No one really knows the truth; religion is not truth.
It is just a path. And, different people have different paths."
(AND, They all lead to and from the same Source that is the Life, Light and Love that many call "God".)
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