IS THE GOLDEN RULE THE HOLY GRAIL- the precious stone / metal from the heavens that is pulled from the stone age tablets. How does the behaviour of the God of the Bible compare to Golden Rule & Luke 6v37 ?
I agree that the Golden Rule, Matt 7v12, is a good rule of thumb:" So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the prophets." Do you think that Jesus would have to act according to the Golden Rule ? I would not like to go to a hell so I would not sent anyone to a hell. Jesus would break Golden Rule if he let most of humanity go to a hell. Also he would condemn himself because Luke 6v37 : Do not condemn that you be not condemned, forgive that you be forgiven. Matt 24v35 My words will never pass away. Matt 16v19 MAGNA CARTA Jesus delegated the keys to the kingdom of heaven to Simon Peter who he has previously commanded to live by Golden rule & New commandment I give unto you that you love one another.
The doctrine of hell is incompatible with the idea of 1 John 4v8: that God is love.Romans 13v10 : " Love does no harm to its neighbour ". If Jesus knew that most people would go to a hell, Matt 7v13, then he would have a duty of care to prevent that either by cancelling hell or making it that people cease to exist at death or terminating humanity in 1st century to minimize the number going to a hell or take everyone to heaven. Health & safety risk assessment would mean God would not act as Bible
Why would a loving God give himself heartache by realizing that he had let most of humanity go to a hell? If you believed that for God all things were possible, Matt 19v26, then surely he would take the chosen ones to heaven and let the rest cease to exist = saves him the headache of having acted worse than Hitler. Lets face it the Bible talks of a God who would let most of humanity suffer not just in this life but forever more = not love. Jesus would only be a hero if he saved everyone
John 3v16 should read, " For God so loved the world that he sent his Son to cancel hell as if it never existed so that the chosen ones could go to heaven and the rest could cease to exist like before they were born ". That way at least the Bible could be respected. But to say there is a God who let humanity suffer their way through life on Earth without even making known the medicine that could have minimized that suffering and then knowingly to let most be tortured for ever more is to describe a being that does things far worse than Hitler could ever do. Would God break the Geneva Convention Part 1 article 3a which condemns torture ? Yet Matt 18v34 has Jesus say his heavenly father would torture like the master in the parable.
James 4v17 Anyone then who knows the good he should do and fails to do it sins.
The God of the Bible would have sinned according to this own
criteria if those stories in the Bible about him were correct. The stories have him fail to act according to the Golden Rule.
Luke 12v1 Beware the yeast of the pharasees- hypocrisy
Luke 11v42 Woe to you pharisees you give a 10th of your herbs but you neglect justice and love.
Surely justice is to prevent injustice as you go along- by adivice
Luke 11v46 Woe to you experts in the law because you load people down but are not willing to lift a finger to help them
Luke 11v52 Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourself have not entered and you have hindered those who were entering
Science & reason - woe to you Jesus, You're doctrine hell is incompatible with the principles of the
Golden Rule- & of do not condemn, forgive, do not judge.
SO THE QUESTION IS WHETHER THE PRIESTS WHO WROTE THE BIBLE CORRUPTED THE MESSAGE OF JESUS WHICH MIGHT HAVE MADE SOME SENSE IF IT HAD BEEN THAT HE CANCELLED HELL AND WILL EITHER TAKE PEOPLE TO HEAVEN OR LET THEM CEASE TO EXIST. DID JESUS PREACH A UNIVERSALIST MESSAGE OR WAS HE ONLY A FICTIONAL CHARACTER?
Forward motion: love golden rule, to bare good fruit : peace, patience, kindness, caring attitude, friendly, confident well we need to prune the vine. The first thing to lop off is the doctrine of hell-which actually serves & condones actions of a monstrous tyrant. Next: to realize that the Bible is a 100% organic work, 0% divine- so only pick out the few best bits, which actually Bible is correct about-love Golden Rule Matt7v12, 1 Cor13v1&13, Rom 13v10 then ask which Bible ideas don't fit