God does not believe in retribution. His Mind does not create that way. He does not hold your "evil" deeds against you. Is it likely that He would hold them against me?

Be very sure that you recognize how utterly impossible this assumption is, and how entirely it arises from projection.

Jimmy: So when Christians say we must sacrifice to reach heaven? What about that?

Jesus:
Sacrifice is a notion totally unknown to God. It arises solely from fear, and frightened people can be vicious. Sacrificing in any way is a violation of my injunction that you should be merciful even as your Father in Heaven is merciful.

It has been hard for many Christians to realize that this applies to themselves. Good teachers never terrorize their students. To terrorize is to attack, and this results in rejection of what the teacher offers. The result is learning failure.

Jimmy: What about your being called "the lamb of God" then, Jesus?

Jimmy: What about the Crucifixion, Jesus? Did God send you down here to die for our sins?

Jesus:
The crucifixion did not establish the Atonement (forgiveness of errors); the resurrection did. Many sincere Christians have misunderstood this. No one who is free of the belief in scarcity could possibly make this mistake.

If the crucifixion is seen from an upside-down point of view, it does appear as if God permitted and even encouraged one of His Sons to suffer because he was good.

This particularly unfortunate interpretation, which arose out of projection, has led many people to be bitterly afraid of God.

Such unloving concepts enter into many religions. Yet the real Christian should pause and ask, "How could this be?" Is it likely that God Himself would be capable of the kind of thinking which His Own words have clearly stated is unworthy of His Son?

Jimmy: So how do I deal with this, when they say you died for their sins?

Jesus: Jimmy, the best defense, as always, is not to attack another but rather to protect the truth. It is unwise to accept any concept if you have to invert a whole frame of reference in order to justify it.

This procedure is painful in its minor applications and genuinely tragic on a wider scale. Persecution frequently results in an attempt to "justify" the terrible misperception that God Himself persecuted His Own Son on behalf of salvation.

I was not "punished" because you were bad. The wholly benign lesson the Atonement (undoing of errors) teaches is lost if it is tainted with this kind of distortion in any form.

Jimmy: What about the statement in the Bible .. "Vengeance is mine saith the Lord"?

Jesus: The statement "Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord" is a misperception by which one assigns his own "evil" past to God. The "evil" past has nothing to do with God. He did not create it and He does not maintain it.

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Jesus: I have been correctly referred to as "the lamb of God who taketh away the sins of the world," but those who represent the lamb as blood-stained do not understand the meaning of the symbol.

Correctly understood, it is a very simple symbol that speaks of my innocence. The lion and the lamb lying down together symbolize that strength and innocence are not in conflict, but naturally live in peace. "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God" is another way of saying the same thing.

A pure mind knows the truth and this is its strength. It does not confuse destruction with innocence because it associates innocence with strength, not with weakness.†

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