Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Oddballs Part Two – Jesus Loves the Oddballs (How Jesus Changed the Social System)

The New Testament changes all of these old rules around. Jesus, a Jew who was expected to follow these old rules, comes and screws everything up for the pious church leaders (A.K.A. The Pharisees). Jesus came and worked (miracles) on Sundays. He touched dead bodies (and resurrected them), touched a woman who had been bleeding for years (and healed her), he talked with “slutty” women (and sent them to be missionaries), and he talked with Tax collectors and lepers (and either healed them or asked them to be his followers). Jesus ignored all of rules and chose these “dirty” actions. Because of these actions of Love Jesus was given the death penalty.

Jesus death broke, deleted, and ended, all of these laws. Jesus came to destroy the separation of people, and to destroy The Law (Old Testament Rules). Paul, one of the Jewish Men (who originally was thankful for not being a Gentile (another race), slave or a Women wrote these status quo breaking words after a transformation through love of Jesus: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, Slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

When the temple walls broke and the curtain separating the Holy of Holy’s tore upon Christ’s death, all of these separations were broke and there was a new law. This new law is the one that Jesus gave to us in the Gospels (The New Testament books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). This new law consisted of loving those that were “dirty” and not deserving, under Jewish Law, to be loved.

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