I was watching an episode of “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” recently; it was an episode where Herk gets lost at sea, and lands in the fabled land of Atlantis. A girl there asked Herk if he still believes in the gods. Herk replies, “I don’t have much choice. My father is one.”
Actually, I find myself in a very similar condition. I have memories pre-dating my current lifespan, where I served God directly as an angel. This is part of the reason that I know that our souls exist apart from our bodies physical chemistry, because I existed before I was “Born”. I believe, like most Christians, that Jesus Christ was born, lived a perfect life, and then was murdered, but rose again on the third day. But more than that–I REMEMBER these things! I watched it happen, or alot of it.
And I watched what happened in heaven, when–instead of punishing those responsible for the torture and murder of God’s own son–he poured his wrath down…ON HIS SON!!!
There was horror in heaven, when that happened. So few of the angels really understood what God meant when he sent HIM as a “Savior”. We didn’t even have a WORD for the name of God, or His aspects then…nothing translatable into Human speech, anyway. Amongst ourselves, we spoke in whole concepts, paragraphs and entire essays in a single glimmer of thought. That was God down there, poured into one of those chemical sacks, not unlike one would seal a hunk of meat into a can. But then, you can’t put the whole cow into a can, any more than you could put all of God into a mortal body. The rest remained; but it was silent, inert. Jesus was there, bound by time and mortality; and the entity we knew–which I can’t even put a name to, He was that great–was missing. I mean, He was just missing from Heaven…His power was gone! Bound, down there, in a Mortal form that had only a small fraction of His former energy.
And then the Jews murdered him…and in His righteous wrath, God poured out his vengeance on the VICTIM of their crime–and finally, I understood the concept of a “Sacrifice”. You see, what Jesus identified as Sin is far more than the human concept of “A little white lie”, or a “Big black lie”, or a Murder, or sexual infidelity, or any other of the actions we humans are capable of taking that are equated with wrongness or evil.
Sin is evil energy. It ebbs and flows a lot like electricity, and the medium of travel is the human soul, NOT the body chemistry. If you picture the oil rupture in the Gulf of Mexico, and the insidious way it poisoned fish and seabirds wholly unseen by the human eye, that’s kind of like the way sin works. When humans commit an act that is wrong, the poison creeps into them like that poison back oil.
But also, when we THINK a thing that is evil, the poison spreads within us. Thoughts…willing, willful thoughts and deeds that are dark–like hate, greed, lust, and so on–open holes within the energy that is “us” and the poison fills them.
When Jesus died, and was punished by God in our place, he created the means to remove this toxic energy from our souls. I can’t begin to describe how it actually works…I don’t even think Quantum scientists have yet put words to the concepts necessary to describe the effect that Jesus’ sacrifice had on the dark energy called “Sin”, but suffice it to say that Jesus was able to “Funnel away” the stuff, literally take it away from across all time and space, and then LEAVE IT IN THE ABYSS when He was resurrected on the third day.
Somehow, only by punishing the one who was actually INNOCENT of sin, God was able to cleans all of those who were contaminated by sin.
Would that it were possible to clean up oil-soaked seabirds that way….
SASS has Spoken
— the SASS Man