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“(Christ) is a true revolutionary and we are revolutionaries of this revolution, because we walk on the path of the greatest transformation in the history of mankind. A Christian, if he is not a revolutionary, in this time, he is not a Christian!” – Pope Francis, speaking Monday at the opening of the Diocese of […]

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  1. Shalom,

    First off, the Gospels weren’t written until about 10 years after Paul’s epistles!

    THINK ABOUT IT!

    Jesus of Nazareth spent 3 years of intensive teaching with his 12 apostles & others, YET Saul/Paul of Tarsus REJECTS their testimony & says:

    Galatians 1:11-12
    11 I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. 12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.

    Galatians 1:13-24
    13 For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it. 14 I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace, was pleased 16 to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, my immediate response was not to consult any human being. 17 I did not go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went into Arabia. Later I returned to Damascus.
    18 Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Peter and stayed with him fifteen days. 19 I saw none of the other apostles—only James, the Lord’s brother. 20 I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie.
    21 Then I went to Syria and Cilicia. 22 I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. 23 They only heard the report: “The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they praised God because of me.

    YET WE READ IN MATTHEW 18:13-20:

    Matthew 16:13-20
    Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah
    13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
    14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
    15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
    16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
    17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter,[a] and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades[b] will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be[c] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[d] loosed in heaven.” 20 Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.
    Footnotes:
    Matthew 16:18 The Greek word for Peter means rock.
    Matthew 16:18 That is, the realm of the dead
    Matthew 16:19 Or will have been
    Matthew 16:19 Or will have been

    AND IF YOU READ ACTS CHAPTER 2, YOU WILL SEE THAT PETER IS THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE APOSTLES!

    IN ACTS CHAPTER 15 WE SEE PETER & JAMES AS PILLARS OF THE CHURCH, YET IN GALATIANS CH, PAUL MAKES LITTLE OF THEIR POSITION IN THE CHURCH.

    Now go and study 2 Corinthians ch 11 & see what is going on!
    There is a clear breach between the 12 apostles & the converted Pharisee.
    Christendom is unwilling to see what is staring them in the face!

    THERE ARE 2 GOSPELS!

    That which Jesus & his apostles preached & Paul’s!

    THE KINGDOM OF GOD THAT JESUS & HIS APOSTLES PREACHED WAS EARTHLY, WHILE THE ONE PAUL PREACHED, WAS PIE IN THE SKY! THIS IS THE ONE CHRISTENDOM LOVES!

    Comrade Jesus

    He was born in Asia Minor
    A colonized Jewish man
    His father the village carpenter
    Worked wood in his occupied land
    He was apprenticed to his father’s trade
    His country paid it’s dues
    To the colonial Roman conquerors
    He was a working-class Jew
    Though conceived three months out of wedlock
    The stigma never stuck
    He began a three year public life
    But he never made a buck
    Because he spoke out against injustice
    Saw that capitalism bled the poor
    He attacked self-righteous hypocrites
    And he condemned the lawyers’ law
    But they’ve commercialized his birthday now
    The very people he defied
    And they’ve sanctified their system
    And claim he’s on their side!
    But if he appeared tomorrow
    He’d still pay the highest cost
    Being a ‘radical agitator’
    They’d still nail him to a cross
    You see
    He’d stand with the down trodden masses
    Identify with the weak and oppressed
    He’d condemn the hypocrites in church pews
    And the affluent, arrogant West
    He’d oppose Stalinist totalitarianism
    The exploitation of millions by one
    And ‘peace’ through mutual terror
    And diplomacy from the barrel of a gun
    He’d fight with Joe Hill and Waleca
    Mandala and Friere
    Try to free the Third World’s millions
    From hunger and despair
    He’d stand with the peasants
    At the pock-marked walls
    They’d haul him in on bail
    He’d condemn all forms of apartheid
    And he’d rot in their stinking jails.
    He’d denounce all dictatorships
    And Mammon’s greed
    And the exploitation of others for gain
    He’d oppose the nuclear madness
    And the waging of wars in his name
    He’d mix with prostitutes and sinners
    Challenge all to cast the first stone
    A compassionate agitator
    One of the greatest the world has known
    He’d condemn all corrupt law and order
    Tear man made hierarchies down
    He’d see status and titles as dominance
    And the politics of greed he’d hound
    He’d fight against
    The leagues of the Ku Klux Klan
    And the radical, racist right
    One of the greatest humanitarian socialists
    Was comrade,
    Jesus Christ.

    Mark 10:21
    21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

    Mark 10:35-45
    No Hierarchy in the Way
    35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.”
    36 “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked.
    37 They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.”
    38 “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said. “Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?”
    39 “We can,” they answered.
    Jesus said to them, “You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with, 40 but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.”
    41 When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John. 42 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
    Acts 2:40-47
    New International Version (NIV)
    40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.
    The Fellowship of the Believers
    42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

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