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Question 138: In the Gospel of Oneness what is the significance of the betrayal of Jesus by Judas Iscariot?

Judas has been seen as they bad guy for the last two thousand years because he led the authorities to where Jesus was hanging out with his disciples. But it seems like it was a set-up all the way. Jesus knew what Judas was going to do. He did not flee or attempt to hide in a secret place. They could have found Jesus without the help of Judas.

The sin of Judas is minor compared to the many ways in which Jesus has been betrayed in the last two thousand years, beginning with Peter who denied his connection with Jesus and then later distorted his teachings by not emphasizing the oneness of life that Jesus taught and by letting his ego go the “I am separate” way.

And then later the various Christian councils came up with the doctrine that Jesus is the only son of God and belief in him was the only way back to God. They promulgated the story that Jesus died for the sins of all mankind, past, present, and future. They made it seem that no one could really follow the example of Jesus because, after all, he was God and he led a perfect life while all the rest of mankind were abject sinners, destined for hell if it wasn’t for the sacrifice of Jesus who died on the cross to redeem us all, if only we would accept that notion.

Everyone who denies their eternal spiritual connection with God is denying Christ because the consciousness of Christ is the manifestation of God in this universe. The Christ consciousness is the Creator and sustainer of this universe in all of its dimensions, from the physical to the highest spiritual realms. So anyone who thinks he or she is a separate entity, apart from the oneness of God, is actually betraying Christ. That would be a lot of people

Jesus represents the Christ consciousness, as do others who have realized their oneness with our Creator God. You don’t have to be a Christian to realize your oneness with God. “Christ consciousness” is just our Western term. In India this consciousness is called “Kutastha Chaitanya,” or Krishna consciousness. Buddhists and Taoists have other names for it. Christians or other religionists who say they have the only way or the absolute truth are also betraying Christ because everyone is part of God whether they acknowledge it or not.

The message of the Gospel of Oneness is that we don’t have to continue in our thoughts of being separate from God. We are all spiritual souls experiencing life in the physical realms. God does not reject us because we make so many mistakes and even do terrible things to each other. This physical life, often so difficult, is just one manifestation of our eternal story. We are eternally within the love and bliss of God.

The three touchstones that woke Buddha up – sickness, old age, and death – are a pretty good place to start when crafting a tragic tale. And if we need to get more specific: heartbreak, destruction, miscomprehension, natural disasters, betrayal, and the waste of human potential. Paul Di Filippo

Hello Everyone; Namaste:

I am beginning a new weblog that is open to the public. It will be based on my book: “Gospel of One; Letters of Aul.”  I am going through this book paragraph by paragraph on my other blog site: http://www.gospelofoneness.blogspot.com., but this blog will be more about how to put the gospel of oneness into everyday use and how the sense of the oneness of all life can put a new perspective on what is happening in our lives today. How do we make sense out of the war on terrorism, political campaigns, environmental problems, doing your daily job, being in a family, career goals, life goals, and relationships of all kinds.

First of all, what do I mean by “the oneness of all life?”  I believe that there is only one source of everything that is in our universe.  This source is infinite, eternal, omnipresent and omniscient. We may call this source God, Allah, Parabrahman, Tao, Prime Creator, or whatever other term people have used.  We are all part of the same Creator and thus are related.  We all have distinct identities, we are diverse, we are not the same, but we are connected in the oneness of life.  Whatever we do to others, we do to ourselves. However, most people of the world act as if we are separate beings.  The cruelty that some people inflict on others would never happen if they realized they were actually hurting themselves.  So this blog is dedicated to reminding people that we are all one life and ways we can make that realization practical in our everyday lives.

sincerely, Cliff Mikkelson, the oneness guy


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