“God did not send his Son into the world to condemn its people. He sent him to save them!” (John 3: 17, Contemporary English Version)
Let’s get one thing straight. Jesus, the expression of the Christ on earth, was not here to shake a finger of shame at us. God revealed the message of the Christ—that truth of our oneness with God, Love—as a saving grace. Jesus spread the word and demonstrated it through his life and his healing. This word always was and is Love.
Those beliefs that would condemn, judge, accuse, and blame mankind for its ignorance, fear, and mistaken sense of things, are the very things Jesus came to clear up. This Christ-light came to earthly perception to reveal that those unkind human opinions had not one iota of power to push down or banish from Eden the child of God. Jesus was the evidence to all of true sonship. He was the wake-up call out of a belief in a guilty Adam and Eve. He was the good news, not the punishing judgment.
Assert and rejoice in your natural innocence. The Christ came to tell us the Truth of ourselves and of God. This Truth was and is love, joy, freedom, and the kingdom of heaven at hand. Jesus instructed us to be children—to recognize our innate innocence and to find heaven by giving up a belief in hell, curse, fear, blame.
Condemnation is not of God. Salvation is His purpose; for in our radiant life we glorify His Life, His Truth, and His everlasting Love!
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