The Catholic Church turned Christianity into a fear-based religion

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Question: Dear beloved Jesus, During the Middle Ages, after the fall of Rome the Romans seemed to have thought that it was their responsibility to convert all of “Pagan” Europe to Christianity, and they succeeded eventually even reaching Iceland. My question is, was this ever your intention? Or were the Europeans meant to remain in their various tribal religions that were revealed to them, being on the mystical path as shamans or Druids. 

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

The medieval church had a number of “justifications” for its militant attempts to convert people. One of them was these words from the Gospel of Mark:

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Mark, Chapter 16)

However, this quote can be interpreted correctly only when you understand, as I explain throughout my website, that I did not come to start an organized church but to teach all people how to follow the universal way to individual Christhood. Indeed, modern scholars are aware that my early disciples were called “Followers of the Way.” This is the way I described when I said,

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)

The only way to the Father is individual Christhood, which means that you become one with the universal Christ mind. How could I teach that way unless I had first walked the path and united with the Christ mind? How could I demonstrate that union without stating “I am the way?” Truly, every person who becomes one with the Christ mind is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

Many Christians, even today, use this quote as “proof” that the Christian religion is the only road to salvation. The true interpretation is that the Christ consciousness is the only road to salvation. I came to demonstrate that way so all people could follow my example and “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” (Pilippians 2:5).

The consequence is that you can follow the way to Christhood from any true religion, and as I explain elsewhere, there is more than one true religion. Take note that when I was asked about the most important commandments of the law, I answered:

35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy lifestream, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. (Matthew, Chapter 22)

The greatest commandment is love, yet what happened during the formation of the Catholic Church was that Christianity was turned into a fear-based religion. The militant attempts to convert all people to Christianity and to forcefully eradicate all other religions is clearly fear-based. Only people consumed with fear would ever reason that it is acceptable to violate the law of love in order to convert people. Only the duality and relativity of the dualistic mind could cause people to take my love-based teachings and pervert them into a fear-based religion. Only the Luciferian consciousness, which believes that the end can justify the means, could cause people to believe it is justified to kill others in the name of Christ.

So the short answer to your question is that it was never my intention to have Christianity replace all other religions. You can follow the universal way to Christ consciousness by using many different religions as a platform.

Yet not all religions are suited as a foundation for seeking Christhood, at least not without being transformed. Some of the pagan religions used rituals that were a clear misuse of God’s energy in the form of black magic. Such practices must be abandoned before you can truly walk the path of Christhood. You cannot serve two masters, so you must choose whom you will serve, Christ or anti-christ.


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