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yet the disciples in his presence could perform EXACTLY the

same miracles as Jesus.

Matthew 14:22-33

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Jesus Walks on the Water

22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.

25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.

27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

29 “Come,” he said.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

Gnostics consider Jesus the man to be an avatar, just as you described Docetism. I certainly have no quarrel with that.

However, Gnostics have held virtually no power in the 2,000 years since Jesus. Mainstream and fundamentalist Christianity have flourished, yet, the worst forms of violence have occurred, the world has degenerated and is fast approaching the Apocalypse. Just WHO has failed miserably at following the "second greatest commandment? Just WHO is the "antichrist"?

Matthew 22:36-40

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36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

GENESIS, CHAPTER 1

"26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."

Now, WHERE, in these two verses, does God distinguish between one man or woman and another?

I respect your choice to seek the heaven you choose; but, if I must share your beliefs, then I want no part of it.