What if the Christ Jesus was actually a spiritually anointed son of man and servant of God, and not the "only begotten" son of God? What if his mother Mary was not a virgin, and his father was Joseph? And what if he is not going to come again? Does that make his teachings any less valid and important? And wouldn’t it take the "Christian Right" down off its high horse?
Well, first, the answer to the last question is yes. And the answer is given right the Bible, in both the Old Testament and New Testament, even though bigoted fundamentalist Christian hypocrites can't see the truth and instead "preach the commandments of men for doctrines," just as Jesus said they would.
Joseph J. Adamson has written the following in an article titled "How and Why the Myth of the 'Second Coming of Christ' Was Created":
"That’s why it is quite true where it is written in the gospels that ‘according to their own desires they will choose teachers who will tell them just what they want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and go after fables.’ And it is quite true that religious bigots and hypocrites have been and still are clinging to fables and myths to justify their aggression and imposition, and their efforts to rule the world in the name of religion."
"That’s why it is quite true where it is written that: ‘For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power.’"
"But, ironically, arrogantly proud and militant right-wing religious bigots and hypocrites who claim to be godly Christians (or Muslims or Jews) do not understand that those words apply to them."
"And the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart …… for the earth is filled with violence through them." (Genesis 6:5-11).
"That applies exactly and precisely to the time we are going through. It is exactly why there is so much violence in the world, and why the Lord God and this servant and witness of God grieves!"
"I tell you truly that the idea of a ‘second coming’ of the Christ Jesus was created by men who may have thought they had good intentions, but it is a myth. It is every bit as much a myth as the myth about the ‘virgin birth’ of Jesus, and the myth that he was ‘the only begotten son of God,’ or even ‘God Himself.’ (See the pages on The Virgin Birth Story, The Martyrdom of Jesus, and Prophecies About the Messenger.)"
"The worst thing about the myths is that ever since the fourth century they have enabled a lot of ‘Christian’ Popes, Emperors, Kings and subsequent Heads of State to indulge in war, military imperialism, colonialism, and even genocide, all in the name of spreading Christianity. And those myths are the main reason why so many Christians, Jews and Muslims do not recognize that they belong to one family of religions that includes all religions."
"It is time for myths to be exposed and dispelled. It is time for all peoples, nations and religions to recognize that they all are members of one family of God. And it is time for the Spirit of truth to issue judgment, guide you unto truth, and show you things to come."
On his web site, Adamson delivers many articles or pages of highlights from the message he delivers, addressing subjects all they way from sex to ecology to prophecy to reformation of religion and government. It’s quite something.
As I said in my bio, I’ve been monitoring his web site for a good while, and I’ve noticed that his ability to say what needs to be said is quickening. The newer pages are far more concise and effective. And I think it won’t be long before more and more people get the message. God help us help them to understand.