Djinn Metatheology (38.5)
Sophie asked, “Lydia, I know that in the early Christian Church, much disagreement was present for the first 800 years, as to what constituted true Christianity. I think the problem of ‘original sin’ was rejected by the British monk Pelagius in the early 5th century CE. If I remember correctly, this monk taught that the human will, as created by God, was sufficient, in and of itself, to lead a sinless life. He did not deny that God may choose to help keep us sin free through His Grace. In other words, a human being can earn his or her Salvation by his or her own efforts. I know that this view was condemned by the ecumenical council at Ephesus in 431 CE.”
Lydia responded, “Sophie, you are correct. The Teachings of Pelagius are quite similar to those held by the Christian Djinn. Moreover, we believe that early Christian scripture adequately supports the views of Pelagius and this view should have been accepted as Orthodox. Let me explain,
“Within, the Gospels, Christ never equates the physical world, matter, or flesh with evil or sin.
“For example (Darby Translation),
John 1:14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we have contemplated his glory, a glory as of an only-begotten with a father), full of grace and truth;
John 6:51 I am the living bread which has come down out of heaven: if any one shall have eaten of this bread he shall live for ever; but the bread withal which I shall give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
John 6:53 Jesus therefore said to them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Unless ye shall have eaten the flesh of the Son of man, and drunk his blood, ye have no life in yourselves.
John 6:54 He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood has life eternal, and I will raise him up at the last day:
John 6:55 for my flesh is truly food and my blood is truly drink.
John 6:56 He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood dwells in me and I in him.
Luke 6:45 The good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, brings forth good; and the wicked [man] out of the wicked, brings forth what is wicked: for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
Matthew 13:38 And the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom, but the darnel are the sons of the evil [one];
“Clearly, the Christ did not teach that the physical body and its characteristics were inherently evil. Based upon the psychological and biological understanding of the time, evil and good were not inherent in the physical body, but occurred depending upon which spiritual power a person chose to host. Practicing Good was to attune with the Father (True Conscience) and doing evil was to attune with Satan (False Egoism).
“However, some church fathers seem to have misunderstood Paul’s words in his letters to the several churches, as supporting the Hebrew story in Genesis of Adam and Eve.
Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and of death. 3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, having sent his own Son, in likeness of flesh of sin, and for sin, has condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law should be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to flesh but according to Spirit.
“Any confusion being resolved by,
Ephesians 6:12 Because our struggle is not against blood and flesh, but against principalities, against authorities, against the universal lords of this darkness, against spiritual [power] of wickedness in the heavenlies.
“ The Fourth Significant Difference between what is taught in the Gospels / the Djinn Holy Canon versus Christian Dogma is that the concept of ‘original sin’ is not a part of True Christianity. Original sin is a merging of the story of Adam and Eve with 3rd century Manichaeans supported by St Augustine and other church fathers,” emphasized Lydia as she concluded.
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