Most everyone in religion will tell you that we are all sinners and that we also need to constantly ask for forgiveness and that we inherantly will do evil things just by our nature. That is simply not true at all.
In the Bible Jesus was speaking to a bunch of people that he was sharing a meal with. The story is in Mark 2:15-17. His Disciples were sitting around having a meal and Jesus was there also. There were others there like the Pharisees and the scribes and they could not believe that Jesus was also sitting with those that were considered in their eyes sinners. Those who were that that were tax collectors were also put in the same category as sinners by the Pharisees and the scribes.
Before Jesus went to the meeting place he stopped off at the Tax Office and there he told Levi, a tax collector, to come eat with him. I suppose that there was a reason for asking him to dinner. Anyway the scribes and Pharisees asked Jesus why he sat with those kinds of people. Jesus spoke to them and told them that all are not sinners as they had thought. He said that he didn’t come for those who are righteous. Now who are the righteous and who are the sinners? We don’t know what is in another man’s heart and we are told not to judge lest we will be judged according to how harsh we judged.. Only God and Jesus know who these are sinners and who are not. Jesus did say though, that all the laws were he did put in the minds and hearts of everyone.
In Mathew 2 verses 14 and 15, it becomes apparent that Jesus wanted something to be known, or so it seems, like some sort of set up for him to make a statement. He did ask many to have dinner with him and he must have known full well that the Pharisees and Scribes were going to be there.
When asked the question of why he was eating with the sinners and tax collectors Jesus simply stated that those who are strong need no physician and those who are weak do. He told them that he did not come for the strong, but only for the ill, the sinners, to reform. He didn’t say go to church or to profess sins in front of others. Nor did he tell those “sinners’ they were bad and were going to hell. He just said that he, himself, came to reform them.
So we are not all sinners. Only religion tells everyone that we are all sinners and must go to church and profess their sins or they will go right to hell.
Mathew 2: 17 And Jesus, having heard, saith to them, `They who are strong have no need of a physician, but they who are ill; I came not to call righteous men, but sinners to reformation.' In my previous article, I tell why Jesus stated that God will Remember SinsNo More. If he remembers them no more than why do remember and judge others and make such a big fuss about it?
Why do Clergy teach their Christians to violate the 10 commandments that they are told to keep.
Bearing False Witness is surly punishable by some means.
Could it be as Jesus stated, what you sow you shall reap?
Telling lies is what the clergy did back in the time when Jesus was around.
He told them that it was wrong then.
Some things never change and all of us are not sinners……..nor tax collectors.
© Debra K. Allen a.k.a Lady Guinevere
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