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Bethlehem, 191:has been a continuity of revelation, and that Christ was one of the long line of manifesting SonsBethlehem, 191:Pfleger when he says: "The Incarnation of God in Christ is but a greater and more perfect theophanyBethlehem, 191:universal order of existence." (Wrestlers with Christ, by Karl Pfleger, p. 242.) In what,Bethlehem, 191:p. 242.) In what, therefore, did the mission of Christ differ from the others? Bethlehem, 191:humanity itself had reached. The cycle which Christ inaugurated has been one in which men haveBethlehem, 192:to raise the level of our civilization. Christ incarnated when, for the first time, humanity was aBethlehem, 192:consciousness and then before the world. This Christ did. The mysteries had always been revealed toBethlehem, 192:penetrate into a hidden arcanum or temple, but Christ revealed them to humanity as a whole, andBethlehem, 192:and this we have forgotten - the living Christ - in the emphasis we have laid upon man himself, onBethlehem, 192:the world, gathering adherents as time elapsed. Christ in this way precipitated the kingdom of GodBethlehem, 193:propitiation, at-one-ment and the sacrifice of Christ for us, there has been a revolt; and in thisBethlehem, 193:the bull was offered as a forecast of that which Christ came later to reveal. When the sun passedBethlehem, 193:and the scapegoat sent into the wilderness. Christ was born into the next sign, Pisces the Fishes,Bethlehem, 193:one of the early Church Fathers, speaks of Jesus Christ as the "Great Fish," and of us, HisBethlehem, 194:Christianity, by Arthur Weigall, pp. 132, 133. Christ came to abolish these sacrifices by showingBethlehem, 194:man, as man, has died in order that the hidden Christ may live. The lower carnal nature (as St.Bethlehem, 194:that the higher self can manifest on earth. Christ had to die in order that once and for allBethlehem, 194:nature the divine aspect might be "saved." Thus Christ summed up in Himself the significance of allBethlehem, 194:ready for the fourth initiation was given out by Christ to the world of men. He died for all soBethlehem, 194:of the Crucifixion, but the doctrine which Christ Himself taught - the doctrine of divine immanenceBethlehem, 195:Christianity during the past two thousand years. Christ did give us the teaching that we must dieBethlehem, 195:of their courageous pronouncements. To this rule Christ was no exception. "Advanced ChristianBethlehem, 195:such an emphasis upon the blood sacrifice of Christ and upon the idea of sin? It would appear thatBethlehem, 197:nature is wrath. The outstanding contribution of Christ to world progress was His affirmation,Bethlehem, 197:ancient belief and the truth of God's love which Christ expressed, and which Shri Krishna alsoBethlehem, 198:vouchsafed to him through the at-one-ment of Christ, and without any merit whatever on his ownBethlehem, 198:offering sacrifice to God, the true mission of Christ was long ignored. Instead of His beingBethlehem, 198:produced such sad, weary, and sin-conscious men. Christ, the sacrifice for sin, and the Cross ofBethlehem, 198:Christ, the sacrifice for sin, and the Cross of Christ as the [199] instrument of His death, haveBethlehem, 199:His death, have absorbed men's attention, whilst Christ the perfect man and Christ the Son of GodBethlehem, 199:attention, whilst Christ the perfect man and Christ the Son of God have been less emphasized. TheBethlehem, 199:the incidental sinful nature. It was this that Christ came to do - to show us the nature of theBethlehem, 199:inheritance. Under the Christian teaching, Christ, the perfect man, suffers with God, because GodBethlehem, 200:crucified world Saviors prepared the way for Christ. Men are definitely saved from eternalBethlehem, 200:punishment for their sins by the death of Christ upon the Cross, the sinner guilty of an unkindBethlehem, 200:word being as much responsible for the death of Christ as the vilest murderer. Finally, theBethlehem, 200:that we are saved by the living risen Christ - historically presenting to us a goal, and present inBethlehem, 200:omniscient soul of man. Today it is the risen Christ who is emerging into the forefront of men'sBethlehem, 200:expression of the indwelling spiritual man, the Christ within; and no outer earthly happenings, andBethlehem, 200:the death of the lower nature, and this is what Christ has always proclaimed to us from His Cross.Bethlehem, 200:and that "God is love." (I St. John, IV, 8.) Christ came to show us that love was the [201]Bethlehem, 201:before he has made the at-one-ment for which Christ stood. When man, before he awakens to his dualBethlehem, 206:[206] in the same way that the divinity of Christ expressed itself; in harmless living andBethlehem, 206:ones" (St. Luke, XVII, 2.); in the sharing with Christ of the urgency which He felt to meet theBethlehem, 206:concept of Deity is beginning to grip humanity. Christ's major task was the establishing of God'sBethlehem, 206:cross, and rising by the power of the indwelling Christ. Each one of us has to tread the way of theBethlehem, 206:way is found in service to our fellow men, and Christ's death, viewed from one angle, was theBethlehem, 206:and sacrifice that we become followers of Christ and earn the right to enter into His kingdom,Bethlehem, 206:death and sacrifice. That superhuman Spirit, Christ, did this perfectly. In Him was no sin becauseBethlehem, 207:will be revealed to us. There were times in Christ's life, as in the Garden of Gethsemane, when HeBethlehem, 208:is couched are apt to mean little. The tale of Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem, of HisBethlehem, 208:and much less arresting. That is the tragedy of Christ. He did so much, and we have recognized soBethlehem, 208:it and have preached the Personality of Jesus Christ - one theme which He Himself ignored and whichBethlehem, 208:values involved. This again is the tragedy of Christ. He has one set of values and the world hasBethlehem, 208:Many men have died violent deaths. In this, Christ was in no wise different from thousands of otherBethlehem, 208:experience and prayed with the same fervor as Christ that God's will might be done. Many men haveBethlehem, 208:service visioned. In none of these respects was Christ really unique. But His suffering was basedBethlehem, 209:God on earth, which it was His mission to found. Christ came that all mankind might have "life...Bethlehem, 209:evolved to the point where it had produced the Christ and those other children of God whose livesBethlehem, 209:bore constant testimony to the divine nature. Christ assumed the ancient symbol and burden of theBethlehem, 209:East and the West, the Orient and the Occident, Christ mounted the Cross and fixed the boundaryBethlehem, 210:all time, and the antagonism it evoked, brought Christ to the place of crucifixion. The hardness ofBethlehem, 210:of those who do the will of God at any cost, as Christ did, and who can love one another as ChristBethlehem, 210:as Christ did, and who can love one another as Christ loved us. The way into that kingdom is theBethlehem, 210:us. The way into that kingdom is the way that Christ trod. It involves the sacrifice of theBethlehem, 210:these new truths concerning love and service Christ lost his life. Canon Streeter tells us thatBethlehem, 210:that "the significance and value of the death of Christ springs from its inner quality. It is theBethlehem, 210:is morally creative." (The Buddha and the Christ, by B. H. Streeter, p. 215.) Is it not, perhaps, aBethlehem, 210:it not, perhaps, a fact that the Crucifixion of Christ, with its great preceding events - theBethlehem, 210:importance. But the world view and what Christ was destined to [211] do for humanity down the ages,Bethlehem, 211:from the earliest times, through the period of Christ's life in Palestine and on until the presentBethlehem, 211:Yet in His conversation with the repentant thief Christ admitted him into the kingdom of God on theBethlehem, 211:God on the basis of his recognition of divinity. Christ had not yet died, and the blood sacrificeBethlehem, 211:had not yet died, and the blood sacrifice of Christ had not yet been made. It was almost as ifBethlehem, 211:had not yet been made. It was almost as if Christ had foreseen the turn which theology would giveBethlehem, 211:a member of the human family. It was love which Christ endeavored to express, but it is hate andBethlehem, 211:rendering of His teaching, down the ages. Christ died in order to bring to our notice that the wayBethlehem, 212:Christian believer as saved, yet all the time Christ has told us that love is the way into theBethlehem, 212:Mead, p. 161.) This constitutes the endeavor of Christ, and the fact of His Presence is theBethlehem, 212:of His living Presence, of the living immediate Christ. It is the realization of the fact of theBethlehem, 212:is the presence in the world of those who know Christ as their example, and recognize that theyBethlehem, 212:the world. It is the substitution of the life of Christ for the life of the world, the flesh andBethlehem, 212:sense of travail with world forces which enabled Christ to join the company of all His brothers.Bethlehem, 213:by W. H. Sheldon, pp. 85, 86.) Upon this rock Christ did not founder, but He had His moments ofBethlehem, 214:emanated from the Cross was spoken by Jesus Christ Himself and not, this time, by the Father.Bethlehem, 214:Himself and not, this time, by the Father. Christ spoke a sevenfold word, and in that word summedBethlehem, 214:spoken, or as having a personal significance to Christ Himself. We have always read the Bible inBethlehem, 214:significance in our minds. But these words of Christ are of too great importance to be thusBethlehem, 214:The time has come when the meaning that Christ gave should be more generally understood by us inBethlehem, 215:there is no sin. In this word from the Cross Christ tells us two things: That God is our Father,Bethlehem, 215:is our Father, and that we approach Him through Christ. It is the inner hidden man of the heart,Bethlehem, 215:inner hidden man of the heart, the unrealized Christ who can approach the Father. Christ had earnedBethlehem, 215:unrealized Christ who can approach the Father. Christ had earned this right because of His provenBethlehem, 215:too are transfigured (for only the transfigured Christ can be crucified) then we too can invoke theBethlehem, 215:so used to resting back upon the activity of the Christ in the distant past. Forgiveness is,Bethlehem, 215:but an attitude to life and an attitude to the Christ dwelling in the human heart. We learn throughBethlehem, 216:suffering. But suffering [216] has its uses, as Christ knew. In His Person He was not only theBethlehem, 216:but He was also the symbol to us of the cosmic Christ, God suffering through the sufferings of HisBethlehem, 216:ignorant. "They know not what they do." Then Christ turned to a sinner, to a man who had beenBethlehem, 216:a two-fold one. He recognized the divinity of Christ. "Lord," he said. And he also had a
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