The Crucifixion of Jesus' Wordsþ
By Charles E. Carlson
'Evangelicals' interpret Christian scripture imaginatively...
anything but literally. Many celebrity leaders teach and preach
directly in contradiction to Jesus' words about brotherly love and
More surprisingly, celebrity Christians' statements also contradict
Jesus' teachings about 'heaven' and hell found in the New Testament
book of Matthew, Chapter 25. Evangelicals claim, as a matter of
doctrine, to interpret scripture 'literally;" many go so far as to
state that all scripture (New and Old Testament) is true without
This sounds great. We all want to believe we read what is clearly
written, but with evangelicals it could not be further from the
truth. In fact they give all of Christianity a bad wrap by leaving
in their wake the impression that the Bible makes little sense
because their skewed interpretation is so clearly contrary to Jesus'
character, especially in the area of violence and war.
It is Judeo-Christianity's warring-for-Jesus interpretations of the
bible that causes many to reject Christianity without ever reading
the New Testament, and making 'none of the above' America's fastest
One example is the Judeo-Christian (evangelical) interpretation of
what seem to be Jesus plain words found in Matthew 25, which is
outrageous altered in the Scofield Reference Bible (1967 and after).
The Judeo-Christian venerated Scofield footnotes directly refutes
what Jesus is quoted to have said about the inevitable judgment in
store for every man from every tribe ("nation"). Scofield says Jesus
will judge three classes of people; Jesus words say he judges each
individuals, not classes
Classes defined in Snowfield's footnotes page 1037
(1967edition) 'Three classes of individuals are mentioned: '(1)
Sheep, saved Gentiles' (2)Goats, unsaved Gentiles and (3) Brethren,
the people of Israel'
Here Oxford University Press introduces radical racism into its
interpretation of Jesus' words by limiting heaven to Jews and t hose
non-Jews who are exceedingly kind to Jews during a time yet to come
on earth. The Scofield footnotes also claim Jesus was not talking
about it heaven, but about an early kingdom that is yet to come, even
though He provides two parables in chapter 25 expressly
about 'heaven' and hell (outer darkness)!
To Jesus "the least of these my Brethren" seems to mean the most
unfortunate of mankind. But Oxford makes them to be "Jews" living in
the state of Israel at some future age. Jesus spoke of "his
brethren" but there is not a shred of evidence He was talking about
the 1948 created State of Israel. Jesus words were (this writer
thinks) relevant to those who followed him then. If not, how can the
words be believable to those who are trying to follow him now?
We are supposed to believe that the Scofield Bible, written in 1908
and rewritten by Oxford University Press from 1921 on, is needed to
correct Jesus. How insulting to God. Traditional Christians (as
well as devout Muslims, as we understand them) believe Jesus was
describing the "narrow path" to heaven.
Jesus' words are easy to understand, but most difficult to follow.
In contrast, the Christian Zionist interpretation is easy and
comfortable to follow but impossible to understand. Mega church
pastors reinterpret, explain, and con volute the words of Christ.
They provide an easy, feel-good path to the Strait Gate. Life may be
good along their way, but the words are not true, and provided little
understanding of what Jesus actually taught about dedication and
brotherhood toward the least of humankind.
Inserted sub-headings and footnotes complete the terrible forgery of
God's words that was stared by Cyrus I Scofield, himself a convicted
forger, wife deserter and life long con-man. Judaized scripture
builds huge churches full of people who, Sarah Palin, do not
understanding of what God expects of us. No wonder they can be
misled to endorser of serial wars.
Judeo-Christians constitute about 33% of all professed Christians in
the USA, and about 26% of all voters. It is the only sect that
requires a future war in the Middle East to bring about its idea of a
completed Jesus Christ. Yet its celebrity leaders claim to
be "literal interpreters' of biblical text.
Each true follower of Christ needs to depart from them.
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