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Symbols of Christianity, Jesus Christ, Baby Jesus and Mary

Symbols of Christianity (Cross; Fish), Jesus Christ the lamb of God, Mary (mother of Jesus) and baby Jesus

 

Jesus Christ the Lamb of God and Christianity

According to the Christian religion, the  Holy Bible states Jesus Christ was the “Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world”. Jesus Christ is known as the saviour and central figure but in some countries followers of Christianity cherish His mother Mary, or even baby Jesus more (as in central America) than Jesus Christ himself. Hence in Christianity (or other religions that have Jesus Christ as the master) one will find pictures and statues of many figures and symbols, including the Apostles and saints. The symbol of the fish above is also used by the Essenes. The cross is deliberately placed on an angle to symbolize the time when Jesus Christ had to carry it by himself during his crucifixion, the ultimate sacrifice for humanity (but actually it was to to pay for the karmic debts of his followers so they could be saved).

Name:

Jesus of Nazareth, Jesus Christ, Son of God, Lamb of God

Birth, Age, Death:

7-2 BC; Died 33-36 AD.

Nationality:

Roman (He was part of the Jewish familial tribe)

Method/Religion started:

Central figure of Christianity and most Christian denominations such as Catholics, Anglicans and Protestants

Holy book/teachings:

The Bible

Followers:

Around 2.1 Billion (all forms combined)

Lifestyle requirements:

Do ones best to keep the 10 commandments of God

  • Thou shalt have no other gods
  • No graven images or likenesses
  • Not take the Lord’s name in vain
  • Remember the Sabbath day
  • Honour thy parents
  • Thou shalt not kill
  • Thou shalt not commit adultery
  • Thou shalt not steal
  • Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour
  • Thou shalt not covet neighbors’ wife

Form of practice:

Primarily prayer, attending mass, keeping the commandments by making a personal Covenant with God.

Wiki (encyclopedia) link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus

 

Scholars state God sent his only son (Jesus Christ) down as a sacrifice to pay for the sins of the world (that’s where the lamb of God comes from, a sacrificial offering). In the Old Testament lambs were common sacrifice, as they are now with Muslims during the ‘Festival of Sacrifice’ religious holiday). These days its more commonly accepted that he paid for the sins of only those who followed him, as in prayed to him or became Christians. From what other masters have said (those that lived after Jesus), there is some truth in the “Lamb of God” statement but not the whole truth (if you wish to know more about why the teachings of Jesus has changed, see here). Christianity still believes eternal salvation can only be had through Jesus Christ and that all other messengers are false Gods.

As with all religions, they think theirs is the only one. But the truth is God almighty has unlimited children, he has sent many down; before and after Jesus. Every religion believe their master to be the greatest and only one; and that is correct. At the time God sent them they were. But only for the time they were around (living) and only for the people who followed their method. If that was not the case then we would have to say, from the condition of the world, God failed. Each master takes on the karma of his/her followers (also known as original sin); this is why masters are persecuted, harmed or killed. They are God personified, pure and sinless, nothing can happen to them, but they make the ultimate sacrifice of love to pay the debts of those who have sinned so they can be forgiven, liberated and saved from hell.

Fortunately for us, God cannot fail. Those who did follow Jesus Christ, or followed the masters before and after him have returned to the highest Heaven. Those of us still here on Earth need to find a living master or continue on our chosen path until we are ready to find a master and then make the final sacrifice (devoted spiritual practice) to return home. 

Jesus Christ was a great master who taught inner meditation techniques, although now the Church has forgotten the true essence of his teachings. Many books, scrolls & web-sites in search of the lost years of Jesus have shed more light of his mystical life during his journey towards full God realization or complete enlightenment. In particular, his visit to India and life in Persia after his so-called crucifixion. It is commonly known by open-minded spiritual people, that Jesus did not die, but left the area and continued to preach in Persia until a very old age.

Several quotes in the bible point to the meditation method he may have taught

  • “when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”  This means to close the eyes and go within (to meditate), go to a higher plain of consciousness where we can connect to God
  • “The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.” Single eye means the wisdom eye, so when we focus in deep meditation then we see the light and enter a state of union with God (during the meditative state). If we don’t meditate, then we are lost in the mundane world not know our purpose, so it’s like being lost in darkness
  • “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” He was not so conceited to say God only has one son and every other method or master is false. This statement means at his time, to his followers, he was the only way to salvation, or enlightenment and freedom from birth and death. He was saying the spiritual path is difficult so one needs a master to help them, to open the door to Heaven.
  • When Jesus Christ was initiated by John the Baptist he had two significant spiritual experiences, inner vision of light and inner sound or Heavenly music known as the word, or shabd. “At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him” and “I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps”

 

While it is true they did many sacrifices during the time of the Old Testament, Jesus Christ (as the lamb of  God) came down to show another way of living; of compassion. The Holy Bible has many references to meat as it does to not killing and not consuming meat, especially with blood in it. The topic is too big for us so if interested have a look at this site, www.jesusveg.com.

All we can say is, if we expect God to be merciful and full of love and compassion then when God is made flesh he should show it; live it; teach it. It’s very hard to see Jesus Christ killing so he may live, when the truth is many other foods are available. The Son of God would not be walking around with blood dripping from his mouth after seeing the suffering of an animal when its throat is cut, then start preaching Heaven. Jesus Christ was vegetarian.

One of the errors followers of Jesus Christ do or say, well not just Jesus Christ but other dead masters also. They say you can only return to Heaven if you believe in Jesus Christ. But that begs the questions, what happens to all the people before Jesus Christ or even during the time of Jesus Christ but unfortunate enough to be living in a  foreign land (well, no media and internet back then to spread the message)? Is God so merciless as to abandon them?

Of course not, in every corner of the world and in every age, there is a sage to impart the secret teachings of the almighty. We all get a chance. Just because the big (Great) sages like Jesus Christ made a mark, they were not the only one.