According to many Jewish authorities Christ's mission was ad hoc and not foretold by the pentateuch nor the prophets. If this is the case than what on earth did all that symbolism in the tent and in the temple mean? Does it not point to, ultimately,that the believer must offer himself upon the living altar of God?
And if this is the case how come no one teaches this?
True or not, Christianity has to get down to brass tacks and throw out this pseudo-sanctimonious etherealism and start offering itself upon the Altar.
Instead it wants to grub your money, sell you books, confuse you with every wind of doctrine and mortgage your soul for the sake of the church building.
You have 150,000 denominations to mortgage your soul for. Now enter the great super market of Christianity and take your pick off the shelve of anything you are comfortable with and does not rock your boat.
For the South, it was the justification of slavery.
In England, the King wants a divorce.
In Rome, the Vatican wants to confiscate your land and wealth for not being Catholic and throw your butt in the dungeon and torture the living daylights out of you with all sorts of instruments.
Fundamentalist want to sell you every book of theirs upon the planet or just take your donation anyway.
"God is going to strike me dead unless I get two million bucks and I ain't coming down from this prayer tower until one or the other happens." with all due respect Oral Roberts,
Instead of sacrificing yourself, you rather sacrifice our hard earn money to save the infrastructure of your church and medical center, that we neither asked for nor cared about. Aren't there enough medical centers and churches. why do we need one in the middle of nowhere. Are there not enough bridges to nowhere in Alaska?
To these wolves in sheep's clothing, we have to say, not so fast, set the example and sacrifice yourself. Take your hands out of our wallet and grimey paws off our land and wealth and stick your own butt in your torture chamber and have at it.