JESUSISM: A type of Christianity in which belivers adhere to the life and teachings of Jesus as the true and perfect foundation for their spriritual walk.

While in theory every Christian believes this, modern evangelical Chrisitianity mostly adheres to the teachings of Paul. A Jesusist holds the words of Paul and all others scribes of the Bible as wisdom gleaned from that person's encounter with God, but believes that the words of JESUS are esteemed above the words of ANY other person.

Jesusism views the LIFE, the TEACHINGS and the WORKS of Jesus as the only infalliable way, truth and life by which we should live. It is our life, our path, our guide and the only source by which we place our faith.

In short- what Jesus said and did is more important than what anyone else said or did in the Bible and if there seems to be any contradiction between words of Jesus and another person's words in the Bible; then what Jesus said is what stands as THE truth.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

7 of My Personal Precepts of Jesusism

JESUSISM: A spiritual belief system in which the followers believe not only in Jesus as the Christ, Lord, personal savior and Son of God; but also sees him as our teacher in whose teachings we follow and affirm above all other teachings.

1. Jesus Christ is the son of God, He was born of a virgin, lived on this earth preaching the good news, he died on a cross and rose from the dead 3 days later. His death and resurrection atones for the sins of man and gives us salvation and restores us to a spiritual place where we are one with God.

2. Jesusism affirms that what Jesus taught are the precepts of living a healthy, happy, positive, powerful, spirit-filled, God ordained life.

3. Dogma is not of Jesus. Jesus was never about legalism and the letter of the law. Jesus was about love and forgiveness and grace and redemption.

4. The life and teachings of Jesus must be continually studied over and over as we gain new insights into what He taught and how it applies to our personal lives.

5. A deeply intimate, prayer life should be practiced as a means of building and strengthening our relationship with God.

6. While a Jesusist may or may not believe in miracles, miracles are not our primary focus. Our primary focus in on Jesus. It is more important that we live the way he lived on earth than it is to perfom the miracle and wonders he performed while on earth.

7. Going to church, connecting with other believers and being a part of a group of believers is a wise and good things for all of us to do, however, what you gain from church will NEVER replace the personal, intimate relationship you have with God in your private life.


Jim Sharp said...

I stopped calling myself a Christian even though I was so entrenched with the teachings of Jesus. It had seemed Jesus found the path to God and a world that works for EVERYONE. I'm not with you on the vicarious atonement through Jesus. Jesus himself says that his followers will do greater things than he did. I see this as Jesus found grace with God and by following his lofty character traits we can too experience this as well. I bless you on your path my friend!


Jesus is also God. Jesus is God's Plan for all humanity.

Clowers Cleevie said...

Surely there is one miracle that you MUST believe - that the Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead and ascended into heaven after he was crucified. That is the greatest and truest miracle of them all. Amen.

A fellow Jesusist.