Now what is the difference between Christ's belief and the world's belief? Christ had no belief.
His kingdom was an everlasting kingdom - without beginning or end.
It is a science based on an eternal truth. 
~  Phineas Parkhurst Quimby

Phineas Parkhurst Quimby

Dr. Phineas P. Quimby

Another World II: No World Independent of Man


What did Jesus mean to convey when he said that all men had gone out of the way; that there was none doing good; no, not one? It is generally understood that man had wandered away from God and had become so sinful that he was in danger of eternal banishment from the presence of God. And unless he repented and returned to God, he would be banished from his presence forever. This being the state of mankind, God - seeing no way whereby man could be saved - gave his only son, as a ransom for the redemption of the world. Or God made himself manifest in the flesh and came into the world, suffered and died and rose again, to show us that we should all rise from the dead.

This is the belief of most of the Christian world. Its opposers disbelieved all the above story - but death. They can't help believing that man dies, and they have a belief that there will be some sort of hocus-pocus (or chemical change); that the soul or spirit will jump out at death and still have an existence somewhere. After the soul is set at liberty, it can go and stay just where it pleases. Others believe it goes to God, there to be in the presence of God and be a saint and sing “hallelujahs” forever.

All the above embraces all of mankind's belief, and in this belief, they feel as though Jesus Christ was the author and finisher of their faith. These beliefs embrace all the horrors of a separation from this world and a doubt whether man will obtain that world beyond this life. Now you see, no person is in danger of this change but the sick - for if a person is well, he can't be dead; and if he does not die - he is in no danger of heaven or hell. Therefore, to keep well, you keep clear of both. This was just about the same belief that the people had before Christ began his reform.

I will try to show that Jesus never taught one single idea of all the above - but condemned the whole as superstition and ignorance. He not only condemned the idea of a world independent of man - but proved that there was none, by all his sayings and doings. He looked upon all the above theories (or beliefs) as false and tending to make man unhappy. These beliefs Jesus came to destroy and establish the kingdom of God (or truth) in this world (or belief); for the two beliefs are both in ourselves, and we become the servant of the one we obey. And the embracing of the true Christ is the resurrection from the dead - for the dead know nothing. Therefore to be dead in sin (or ignorance) is a separation from God (or truth); and to know God is to know ourselves - and this knowledge is in Christ (or truth).

Now what is the difference between Christ's belief and the world's belief? Christ had no belief. His kingdom was an everlasting kingdom, without beginning or end. It is a science, based on an eternal truth. It does not contain an opinion (or belief). It is all knowledge and power and will reign till all beliefs and error shall be destroyed. The last error (or belief) is death (or ignorance) - and truth (or science) will reign, till ignorance is destroyed. Then the son (or law) shall be subject to God.





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