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The Second Coming of Christ is Inside of Man

And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.Luke 17:20-21

In the spirit of Easter many nice Christian people tell others things like "Christ will come again" or "I can't wait until Jesus comes back". I just want to clear one thing up, Jesus told us he was coming back inside us. That's how I interpret it anyways, that Christ will rise again as the Holy Spirit inside of man.

I was drawn towards the liberty movement mainly because it has become impossible to ignore the Governments encroachments on our liberties. I am fueled by the notion that so many of my ancestors fought and died for the liberties that our Government is trampling upon. I thought this was the most worthy cause because of the history, but in the process I forgot the tragic history of early Christians.

Not only did Christ die for our sins, but all of the disciples and thousands of other Christians and other religious activists have been slaughtered for their religious beliefs. So, in the same way I am moved to spread the message of liberty I should also be moved even greater to spread the message of Christ and spirituality.

The rise of Christianity and the accuracy of the Gospels is truly an amazing accomplishment given the extreme persecution of Christians in early Christian history. Seeing that this religion rose above thousands of others into a world power and that thousands of people were willing to die just to believe in Christ, it seems that Christianity is a valid and special religion. In the same way, I believe America is a special country because America was the first and perhaps the only country established "under God" where People "assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them". Our country was founded under the guidance of God and our founders (like the early Christians) accomplished the impossible when they defeated the British and established the United States of America.

I think Jesus wanted us to find God inside ourselves and share our thoughts and prayers with others. In John, Jesus goes in the temple angry at those doing business in the house of God.

Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” But the temple he had spoken of was his body.

In my opinion this means that our body is our temple, and it's up to us bring Christ back to the Earth. Several ancient Christian sects taught that Jesus was a man who became God rather than the traditional thought that Jesus was God who became a man. Since Jesus told us himself that the kingdom of God is within man, we must rise to our destinies in protecting our life, liberty, and country from those who wish to take inalienable God given Rights.

God Bless Each and Every One of You, Happy Easter

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Great post

here is my annotated version of the lord's prayer:

"Our father, who is in heaven (in our hearts), Hallowed by your name (which is our name, because you are our father). Your Kingdom Come (in our hearts), Your will be done (by our minds causing our bodies to act according to the desires of our hearts), On earth (through our bodies) as it is in Heaven (in our hearts). Give is this day our daily bread (so we won't worry about death), And forgive our trespasses (when we did worry about death and stole from another by fraud or violence or only acted out of knowledge and tried to coerce others to conform to that knowledge), As we forgive those who trespass against us (in this way the forgiveness of God is manifest through our bodies). Lead us not into temptation (by replacing the seat of our desires in our hearts), But deliver us from evil (by allowing our minds to know how to control our bodies thereby removing us as a threat to others and others as a threat to us)."

God is in you, that is the whole secret. http://daxology.blogspot.com/2012/07/god-is-in-you.html

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I agree with this perspective...Thanks for posting it!

"When we deny our divine potential within, we submit to fate, a false potential without".

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds. - Bob Marley

You Make

A good point but what if you are right and he comes back as well.

shouldn't matter

I think if you follow the path of enlightenment looking for jesus from within you will live as good as you could, which would be the same as if you were expecting him.

I agree

But in a way I see Christ coming back.

Do you wonder how you would recognize him?

I'm sure TPTB would be trying to destroy him (like they did last time). Some guy just tells you, you would rightfully have suspicions...

I think you would recognize the truth, but I guess that's why I think you should look for the truth from within so you can recognize and understand it...

Would really like an answer.

Question #2.

If prostitution is legalized (Nevada) and female prostitution is a business (independent contractor), does she have the right to deny service to anyone based on race, religion or age?

Question #1.

Are we to teach that being homosexual is good, encouraging our sons to some day find a man and get married?

grant

those are stupid questions.

do you have any intelligent questions?

are you asking what Is a "sin" and what is a "law"?

A different angle but comes down to the same thing

If you study Buddhism you'll see there are many similarities between it and what Jesus taught. Both speak of an awakening or Kingdom of Heaven that comes from within.

In the first chapter of A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle called the Flowering of Human Consciousness, he describes how it must have been when the first flower ever to appear on earth bloomed 114 million years ago. It died but another bloomed shortly after, followed by another and yet another until a critical threshold was reached that covered the planet with flowers.

That's how I perceive the Second Coming. When people realize that what Jesus taught is actually the same thing Buddha taught after his enlightenment, there will be a huge shift of perception that will result in the Second Coming.

I dig it.

It is a great analogy. I think to take it one step further you could illustrate how the "leaders" of todays country have bastardized the philosophy of the founders, and the "leaders" of religion have (IMO) bastardized the message of Jesus.

Religion has done the same thing the media does - celebrate the individual, and create gods among men. It's like you said. Jesus is within us, but religion (seems to me) spends so much time celebrating the individual of Jesus instead of his message. I think jesus was trying to tell us how to achieve "enlightenment" not that HE is dieing and fixing everything.

Good post.

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That's another good parallel

Thanks for sharing and the encouragement. Well said

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

I'm not religious,

but I am spiritual. And I dig what you're sayin', No.7.

I'm reaching up and reaching out.
I'm reaching for the random or what ever will bewilder me.
And following our will and wind we may just go where no one's been.
We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been.
Spiral out.

Yes and no

First of all, that passage is about Christ's coming in judgment upon the nation of Israel and end of the Mosaic law in 70 AD.

But I agree in part -- many people are looking for a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem and there will not be one because Christ is the Temple.

"So Christ has now become the High Priest over all the good things that have come. He has entered that greater, more perfect Tabernacle in heaven, which was not made by human hands and is not part of this created world." ~ Hebrews 9:11

"By faith he lived in the land he had been promised as a stranger. He lived in tents along with Isaac and Jacob, who were coheirs of the same promise. He was looking forward to a city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God." ~ Hebrews 11:9-10

“Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. A time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

Eww, gross

Who'd want to come inside a man?

Unfortunately,

Unfortunately, the Bible does not back this up and does not state this concept whatsoever. Anyone can 'interpret' a lot of things the Bible interprets for itself, but it "means what it says and says what it means" as the old quote goes. In this regard; it's even worse, because the 'interpretation' literally comes down to poor semantics regarding the trans-or mis-translation of a single word. Beyond that, your drawing a comparison to something that this verse is not even talking about.

Please go back and read all of Luke 16 and 17 (noting who is speaking, whom is being spoken to; and where each concept is repeated/confirmed elsewhere in scripture) then read the rest of the Gospel. Then read Daniel, Ezekiel, as well as Revelation. It will give you multiple confirmations of what it says and means.

Also, after reading these things, there are a couple concepts that hopefully will clear up for you that seem to be entirely mis-conceived in your post. Read it in it's entirety, don't interpret for yourself; always let it clarify itself; and just like the way most of us came to the liberty movement, you'll come to understanding with various topics through your own absorbance of the abundance of information that is presented.

I've had my views challenged many times, from what I thought, to what the Bible actually said. I practically changed 50% of what I thought when I finally started reading everything for myself in its entirety.

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I've read all of Luke more than once

I don't trust that the translation is 100% authentic word of God anyways as it has very likely been changed through the years.

I also do not trust much else of the Bible except the four Gospels. I think the stories of the old Testament are horrible and I'm not sold that Paul was the real deal either although he did persevere through enormous persecution for his beliefs.

I can see how you interpret it that way and I won't say you're wrong. I do think it's silly for you to be so sure that you've correctly interpreted a translation of a translation written to an ancient culture.

After rereading Luke 16 and 17 as you suggested, I'm still confident that Jesus meant that "in the days of the Son of Man" that "The Kingdom of God is withing you". He also warns us about people claiming Christ will come back in the very next verse....

While I disagree, I appreciate your input and thank you for sharing. I look forward to hear more of what you have to say. You seem very knowledgeable about the Bible.

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

Chuck did a sermon on this last week

Palm Sunday's Sermon

He talks about this subject near the end, but this whole sermon was good.


http://youtu.be/5kwYzU5A8tA

Concerning nations... For the

Concerning nations...

For the kingdom is the LORD'S: and he is the governor among the nations. - Psalms 22:28

He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them again. - Job 12:23

Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.

All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity. - Isaiah 40:15,17

All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.
They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.
The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.
The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD. - Psalms 118:10-17

13 No servant can serve two masters; for either he shall hate the one, and love the other, or else he shall lean to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and riches. - Luke 16

I agree

great post

"context"..

Sounds like a context problem.

The physical realm cannot be destroyed by over spiritualizing the words as an attempt to make something up.

edit, further explanation: Some people like to think that they are privy to some kind of deep, shocking and new "inside" revelation.
*Can happen to best of us. Corrections are good.

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It's funny

How when someone interprets the Bible different from someone else they say it was taken out of context. It's a lot like how prostitutes always have bad eye-site in the courtroom.

I see Jesus's message different than most people. No one seems to realize just how radical and rebellious to the establishment Jesus was.

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

I disagree

You've got to look at the entire context of the passage, as well as the Greek meanings of the words. The word 'observation' in Greek is also translated as inspection. and consider how the ESV translates it: Luke 17:20 "Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, "The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed," then the passage goes on to explain how it will happen like lightning, in an instant, and the implications of the immediacy of the event. It also mentions how some will be taken and others left, which doesn't seem to correspond to your idea. So it seems to be saying something more along the lines of it is not something you will be able to observe in the process of taking place, because when it happens, it will be in an instant, rather than the idea that it will secretly happen over a long period of time. Plus there are other passages which mention that every eye will see him, and how he will return in the same manner as he left(visibly). What it means for the kingdom of God to be within you doesn't necessarily mean that it is a mere idea or personal inclination.

It's also notable that Jesus didn't fight against tyrannical governments, but planted seeds that would change peoples minds at a much more basic and philosophical level.

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I also disagree, but thanks for sharing.

In my opinion, in the next passage Jesus doesn't go on to say that He will come in an unobservable instant as you suggest. He warns that people will say you can see the Kingdom of God come again and warns that The Son of Man will suffer and be rejected by his generation.

I don't believe much of anything in the Old Testament and I'm not sold that Paul was the real deal either. I also do not believe the Bible to be the authentic 100% word of God. I think Islam got it right when they said that Christians corrupted Christianity. I also think Islam is corrupt, even the ancient arabic.

While I disagree I still appreciate your input and am happy to hear more of what you have to say.

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

How do you deal with the

How do you deal with the other passages I mentioned? And what do you think of the passage that mentions the kingdom of God with reference to the immediacy in the change of physical bodies in the following passage?

1st Corinthians 15:50-53 "I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality."

How do you deal with Jesus's use of the old testament as an authority if you don't believe it is reliable?

What do you think of the passage where Peter classifies all of Paul's writings as "scripture"?

2nd Peter 3:15-16 "And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures."

How did you come to the conclusion that muslims are correct in their assertions about the Bible? I don't think they have much basis in their claims other than they presume that the Koran is infallible and use it to dictate where they think the bible is wrong(not the best argumentation). Have you considered that anti-christian scholars like Bart Ehrman who exaggerate corruption of the bible say that what we have today is basically the same bible as the original documents and that the (supposed) corruptions would not result in a different religion than if we had the original documents?

I also appreciate open dialog and don't mind when people disagree with me. Thanks for keeping it civil.

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Perhaps, the immediacy in the change of bodies is how the

Perhaps, the immediacy in the change of bodies is how the Holy Spirit will come again within man. I can draw that same parallel with what you quoted in Corinthians 15.

Jesus also tears the old law a new rear end in the sermon on the mount. Jesus compares adultery to lust and anger to murder, declaring the same judgement for each act.

Honestly I just don't like the stories of the old testament. Take Job for example, the story states that our loving God would torture his most loyal servant and make his life horrible on a mere bet with the devil. I don't think God would do something like that to prove a point to a guy he kicked out of his kingdom.

I also don't believe in satan in the way that most do. I believe that evil is within us as well, but that's a whole different topic.

I like Paul's message and admire Paul's life, but how is Paul any different from Mohammed?

I believe there is some truth in Islam but I also think that the churches and leaders have corrupted its message the same way the Bible has been corrupted. The original quote was more of a way to let you know that I do not believe the doctrine that only Christians get salvation.

Not only do I believe the Bible is corrupt, I also believe that many modern preachers horribly misinterpret the Bible. To read the Bible without knowledge of Roman culture and Rome's war on religion isn't much different than reading the Diary or Anne Frank without knowledge of the holocaust.

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

hmmmmmm

"Perhaps, the immediacy in the change of bodies is how the Holy Spirit will come again within man. I can draw that same parallel with what you quoted in Corinthians 15."

How did you come to that conclusion? If that is the case, then it would seem that nobody without an incorruptible body would have the holy spirit, and yet Stephen was said to be full of the holy spirit before his body was killed in the book of Acts.

"Jesus also tears the old law a new rear end in the sermon on the mount. Jesus compares adultery to lust and anger to murder, declaring the same judgement for each act."

He points out the underlying precepts of the laws. He doesn't abolish the laws in that sermon, he furthers their application, and explicitly says that he didn't come to abolish the law.

"Honestly I just don't like the stories of the old testament. Take Job for example, the story states that our loving God would torture his most loyal servant and make his life horrible on a mere bet with the devil. I don't think God would do something like that to prove a point to a guy he kicked out of his kingdom."

If Job was so sinful that he deserved hell, would you still be upset when God allows Satan to torment him with something less severe than the hell he deserved? Romans 3 quotes some Psalms where it basically portrays everyone including Job as in the same boat, as sinners who don't seek God. If Job was so great a man, why did he end up repenting in dust and ashes towards the end of the book before God started blessing him again? Job 42:6 "therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes."

"I also don't believe in satan in the way that most do. I believe that evil is within us as well, but that's a whole different topic."

I'll leave that alone for now, as you haven't fully enunciated your views on that.

"I like Paul's message and admire Paul's life, but how is Paul any different from Mohammed?"

Paul was at least familiar with the ministry of Jesus and his followers. Mohammed was on a different continent speaking a different language 600 years after the fact, and seemed to think that the Christians believed that Mary was a deity. Paul's authority was attested by Peter, while Mohammed claimed his own authority as a prophet. Paul said to test what he said and not just take his word for it. 1Th 5:21 "but test everything; hold fast what is good." In Acts 17:11 Paul commended the Bereans for not just taking his word, but testing to see if what he said was true. Paul also said to test the apostles as well as angels in Galatians 1:8, "But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed." How ironic that both Mohammed and Joseph smith claimed to have been visited by an angel which gave them a book with a different gospel which superseded and contradicted the Bible, after Paul explicitly warned of that.

"I believe there is some truth in Islam but I also think that the churches and leaders have corrupted its message the same way the Bible has been corrupted. The original quote was more of a way to let you know that I do not believe the doctrine that only Christians get salvation."

What do you base your understanding of the requirements for salvation on?

"Not only do I believe the Bible is corrupt, I also believe that many modern preachers horribly misinterpret the Bible. To read the Bible without knowledge of Roman culture and Rome's war on religion isn't much different than reading the Diary or Anne Frank without knowledge of the holocaust."

I would agree with all of that except for the part about the Bible being corrupt. I admit there are textual variants in many manuscripts, but we have so many textual families that it's not really an issue.

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Keep it coming, you're really making me think

My strongest conviction in the existence of God is the cosmological argument for God. I believe the universe and everything in it to be made by design with inherent symbols given to us from the Creator. I believe spontaneous order of our cells and in nature is a symbol showing that man is not meant to rule over other men, unconditional love of a parent is a symbol of God's unconditional love of us. I am beginning to see these clues of God more and more. I believe Jesus was the ultimate symbol to us. He showed that we can overcome death, rebel against cultural customs, awaken our peers, and heal our land. When he speaks of "The Days of the Son of Man" I think he is speaking of a mass spiritual awakening leading to peace and love. It starts with loving yourself (or your temple) and finding God in yourself. Then loving and finding the God in everyone else, even those we may despise or hate. Jesus did tell us to love our enemies.

I don't believe in a dante's inferno style hell. I don't think a loving God would torture his child. Rather, I think hell is God allowing us to have our sins that we love more than God rather than dwell with God in the kingdom. I believe good and evil both exist in everyone. We are all capable of and do both good things and bad things. Many do more good than bad, and some do more bad than good. Will bad people be separated from good people in the afterlife? Sometimes I feel like heaven and hell is an all or none concept. Either we all end up in heaven when the Earth returns to dust or we all burn in hell becoming the Earth's dust. Either way it's ashes to ashes and dust to dust.

To love one another is the utmost commandment. Greater love knows no man than to give his life for his brother, and we are to love God with our heart mind and spirit. That's the main message I gather from the Gospel.

I have to admit that I am a sinner, and just as Jesus says that anyone who sins is a slave to sin. Like you said above He told us the truth shall set us free. If the truth is that the Second Coming of Christ is within man, it means that I must rise to the calling and serve Christ in this modern day. This is challenging because it is hard to know what a modern Christ would be. I think he would be even more radical than Ancient Christ. I think todays Christ would stand for liberty. The facts are more evident every day that Communism is making one last push in America and times are looking tough. The country is deeply divided and we need love and understanding know more than ever.

As for Job and the old testament stuff. I just don't believe it to be historically important. Many of the stories are ripoffs of stories that came way before and they portray a brutal ruthless authoritarian God. The OT God commands Abraham to kill his son to test his faith, kills thousands of innocent children, allows the chosen baby moses to be placed in a breadbasket in a river and left to die, and tortures a loyal servant to please the devil. I do not believe that is the nature of God.

All I'm saying is that Mohammed and Paul claim to be prophets translating a revelation from God. I believe Buddha, Krishna, Mohammed, Jesus, Paul, Moses, Abraham, John, and the rest all received some sort of revelation from God. Like I said with the post, the spirit of God is within man. Not one man, not a group of men, but in all men.

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

Glad to be of service. it's my pleasure.

So I'm wondering, have you read the whole bible? do you read it regularly? It's a little difficult to interact through text when questions aren't answered. maybe you've attempted to answer in a round about way, but I can't see the answers to the specific questions I asked. I'm glad you are explaining your views, but I'm more interested in how you came to those views than the views themselves. I think that is where the most insight can be gained and is the best place to test/challenge those views.
I get why you believe in God for philosophical reasons, and how things that Jesus taught resonate with you, but I get the impression that you are picking and choosing from his teachings when he and the teachers he hand picked to spread his teachings included a lot of exclusive claims like these:

John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

Acts 4:11-12 "This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."

1st John 5:11-12 "And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life."

Matthew 12:30 "Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters."

Why pick the love verses and pass the exclusive way to salvation verses when it's from the same source?

Re: "When he speaks of "The Days of the Son of Man" I think he is speaking of a mass spiritual awakening leading to peace and love."

I'm not sure how you came to this conclusion, Mark 13 seems to paint a picture of a lot of persecution till the end, not peace and love.

Re:"I don't believe in a dante's inferno style hell. I don't think a loving God would torture his child. Rather, I think hell is God allowing us to have our sins that we love more than God rather than dwell with God in the kingdom."

I think it's important to remember that Jesus didn't teach that God is everyone's father:

John 8:42-44 "Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me. Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word. You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies."

I might tend to agree that people who go to Hell are there because they prefer it to the only alternative (submission to God's lordship), but it's important to address why you believe hell is a particular way. Jesus taught a lot about hell, and it is definitely an unpleasant place according to him. He also taught it is a place of judgement. God is not merely a God of love, but also a just God of holiness: Matthew 5:48 "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Holiness is to be separate from everything that is unholy, and sin is unholy. A judge who doesn't enforce the just penalties for crimes would be considered unjust. The fact that God is just is why Jesus had to pay for our sins rather than just overlook them. In Islam, God just overlooks sin sometimes and doesn't always enforce penalties, whereas in Christianity God is always just and provides the payment for sin himself when he wants to restore someone to a right relationship with himself. He can't just overlook sin without justice being served, else he wouldn't be totally holy.

Re: "Will bad people be separated from good people in the afterlife? Sometimes I feel like heaven and hell is an all or none concept. Either we all end up in heaven when the Earth returns to dust or we all burn in hell becoming the Earth's dust. Either way it's ashes to ashes and dust to dust."

Why would you feel like that when Jesus and his disciples taught the opposite? there is mention of torment that will happen to some, and also mention of joy that will happen to others.

Re: "To love one another is the utmost commandment. Greater love knows no man than to give his life for his brother, and we are to love God with our heart mind and spirit. That's the main message I gather from the Gospel."

Actually, that's only the second greatest commandment:

Matthew 22:37-40 "And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets."

The first 4 of the 10 commandments are about loving God and the last 6 are about loving your neighbor. The purpose of the Law is not to change our behavior, it's like a mirror which shows us the dirt on our face. It shows us what sin is. The book of Galatians get's into that (Galatians 3:24 "Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.").
Observing the law, much like a mirror will never remove the dirt from your face or the sin from your record, which is why people need the atonement of Jesus to satisfy God's holiness.

Re:"If the truth is that the Second Coming of Christ is within man, it means that I must rise to the calling and serve Christ in this modern day."

Again, how would this correspond to passages where his second coming is visible and and in the same manner as his ascension?

Re:" As for Job and the old testament stuff. I just don't believe it to be historically important. Many of the stories are ripoffs of stories that came way before and they portray a brutal ruthless authoritarian God. The OT God commands Abraham to kill his son to test his faith, kills thousands of innocent children, allows the chosen baby moses to be placed in a breadbasket in a river and left to die, and tortures a loyal servant to please the devil. I do not believe that is the nature of God."

A lot of assertions of Bible stories being rip offs are actually not very accurate if you look into them, a lot of anachronism and spin is usually involved. Jesus didn't view the Old Testament as wrong, on the contrary he treated it as an authority and claimed unity with the God portrayed in it. It's notable that Abraham offering Isaac relates to the fact that God gave his unique son as a sacrifice for us. Yet God didn't make Abraham go through with killing his own son, but with the consent of Jesus went through that kind of pain himself for our sake. Regarding the death of children, if anyone could be trusted to know when that might be righteously proper, it would be an all knowing good God. To simply assume that you know better than God based on appearances(arrived at through your own limited understanding) is kind of presumptuous to say the least. One must also consider that God gave the lives that he took, and that he only gave them temporarily in the first place. This verse is also notable: Romans 8:18 "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us." Many commentaries make sense of those events which atheist web sites love to focus on.

Re: "All I'm saying is that Mohammed and Paul claim to be prophets translating a revelation from God. I believe Buddha, Krishna, Mohammed, Jesus, Paul, Moses, Abraham, John, and the rest all received some sort of revelation from God."

Mohammed claimed that Jesus was not crucified and that Jesus did not die on the cross, and that Jesus was not resurrected, while Paul taught the complete opposite here:

1st Corinthians 15:14-19 "And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied."

How can 2 completely opposite messages both be from God when Jesus taught the following: Matthew 12:25 "Knowing their thoughts, he said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand."

Re: "Like I said with the post, the spirit of God is within man. Not one man, not a group of men, but in all men."

That doesn't correspond to scripture: 1st John 2:23 "No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also."

Again. Instead of giving a general response to the entire post, it would be nice if you dealt with the details of my questions, because they are aimed at the foundations of your views.

This is the teaching of Gnostic Christians

Not that "Jesus will return," but that "the Christ will return". It is more than his teachings. The divine spirit will be recognized by those willing to accept the truth. Read Genesis, Chapter 1, about what occurs BEFORE "Adam and Eve".

Rise and Shine On