Originally posted by sumydid
In Christianity, angels are not gods. They are spirits, and not of flesh. They are messengers, protectors, harbingers, and take on different forms as the need arises. Angels are more intelligent and powerful than human beings but much of their existence is spent serving human beings. We are told by God not to worship angels as they are merely creatures.
...[text shortened]... ship with Christ, actually rank above angels and one day it is said we will actually judge them.
Because of our thinking, we assume that angels are more intelligent than us. You put a barrier between us and them, (us and "God" ).
To me this is the core problem with with christianity. It is a lie that has been perpetuated for many hundreds of years to keep the church in power and to keep man in his place. (We are actually psycically connected to "God" and his "angels" )
The truth ,imo, is that there is no difference between us and the divine.
Christianity tells us that we are sinners and hence our only way to redeem our sins in through the acceptance that JC is the only way to heaven , to submit to him and be saved through his grace.
My take on christianity is that JC said that we all have the potential to realize christ-conciousness through our own efforts. To understand that we can be christ-like through understanding our own egos. (this sort of thinking is alligned with the gnostics)
True religon is actually is a system of psycology that leads us to the spiritual dimension which we all have the potential to do through our understanding of our connection with the divine. The separation is the illusion as is death and hell.
The bible has just enough mis/dis-information to keep us in doubt, stop us unifying our planet via the people who have, for many generations been lead to think that we are mortal and separate from "God" , who is immortal.