“I don’t give a shit about being a ‘Christian’. I don’t give a shit about going to church, how much money you give, or how good you are.
Who is Jesus?
He’s my Lord, He’s my Savior, and I want to be JUST… LIKE… HIM“
From my dream just before I woke up.
I was screaming this in the face of a Pastor who was raging and angry and ready for blood in the streets as I rebuked him and called him back to sanity and a walk with and for Jesus.
Even in my dreams, I still preach the gospel.
This really does represent who I was, except the ‘not caring about how good’ part. Jesus was my all in all. He was my Rock and my very Identity… my Source and Daily Supply.
Knowing now that the bible is not what it represents, the infallible, inerrant Word of God, and knowing now that the Jesus portrayed in the New Testament is a religious fiction and mythological narrative rather than an actual person who walked the earth, lived, died by crucifixion, much less “really and truly, you gotta believe me” rose from death three days later… how do I move forward from here?
My dreams still call me back to simple Faith, Trust and Discipleship to Jesus, my Lord and Savior… the Rock of my Salvation and my Identity. But how? How is it possible, with intellectual and personal integrity, to follow Something or Someone that you now realize isn’t true? There may have been a Jesus/Joshua person, but the Jesus in the New Testament is neither Lunatic, Liar or Lord… he’s a Legendary creation of Religious Fiction.
Can I just take the ‘good bits’ and spit the bad? Is there a way to accept the Baby (Jesus) and toss the bath water (the baggage of Christianity and the Bible), when in reality not even the baby, as pictured in the New Testament, was ever a historical person?
Honest questions looking for honest answers:
Can one follow Jesus as their “Saviour and Lord and want to be Just… Like… Him” knowing that the New Testament Jesus is pure Myth?
If so… How?