“SEARCHING FOR JESUS” Freya’s Day, January 26, 2018 a.k.a.: “We HAVE Found The Lord!”
Arguably, some of the earliest “gospel,” Biblical material, was rejected by various members of The Council of Nicaea,* because it did not fit their political agendas and/or personal moral standards. A number of the earliest, rejected writings were found in EGYPT, circa 1900. These ancient texts were almost entirely written in Greek and presented a very “exalted” description of Jesus, even “elevating” him above The Emperors, who were considered gods themselves! As an example, in The Gospel of Thomas, Jesus is quoted as saying: “… . I am … all; … all came forth from me and attained to me … . Raise up a stone, and you will find me there … . [i]t is I, who am the entirety … . “ Clearly, Jesus is identifying with ALL things corporeal. This tended to discount some of the teachings of various so-called “Church Fathers,” who taught that “the flesh,” any corporeal matter, was tainted and unholy; by identifying with such “matter,” Jesus was then, in their views, making Himself less than “holy,” which was intolerable to their beliefs! Thus, The Gospel of Thomas was considered heretical and not worthy of inclusion along with other gospels, which tended to support the theory of “corruptible flesh!”
Consider this poem, written with a reverence for ALL things, both “fleshly” AND “spiritual,” which Jesus Christ, by His teachings, sanctified as acceptance and “of God:”
I looked for Jesus, high and low, scanned The Sun – and froze in snow!
I went to temples, churches too – joined a cult, a cult or two!
Nowhere-did-I-find-Him, so I did ask: (pause) Why?
And with that, I began to cry –
And, along-the-way, a maid came by!
And asked me: “Why so sad?!” YES,
“I can’t find Jesus,” I did reply.
She had such love, In her eye:
“Come with me,” said she, with-(a)-smile –
And, so, we walked,
A little while!
She laid me down;
We drank from kegs,
And I found Jesus –
Be-tween her legs!
- : The first assembly of Christendom, held in 325 A. D., by The Roman Emperor Constantine, to determine which of the Christian texts would be acceptable “to the state,” for purposes of establishing moral codes to guide public conduct!