Originally posted by rvsakhadeo
OK,I will take that as an excellent representation of Chriastian tenets. But do you have any comments on Schopenhauer's thoughts on Christianity?
The truth that Jesus preached was "good news" to those that believe,
but bad news to all others. The truth frees the believer to enjoy life.
At the beginning of the public ministry of Jesus he read from the prophet
Isaiah in the synagogue the following passage and then said to those
listening, "Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."
“THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME,
BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR.
HE HAS SENT ME TO HEAL THE BROKEN HEARTED.
HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES,
AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND,
TO SET FREE THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED,
TO PROCLAIM THE FAVORABLE YEAR OF THE LORD.”
(Luke 4:18-21, Isaiah 61:1-2)
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that
they may have life, and have it abundantly."