Blog - The Teachings of Jesus

Life Without Sin – Part Two

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 18, 2020 • 13 Comments

Rules are meant to give us a structure within which a great many people can live together in reasonable peace and safety. We understand that fact in the civic sense, and we know that until humankind has managed to do a lot more spiritual development there will be a need for civic authorities and their... Read More

Life Without Sin – Part One

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 11, 2020 • 44 Comments

When Jesus replaced all religious laws with God’s Law of Love, He abolished the notion of rules-based sin and created a whole new world in which right and wrong are based entirely on whether an act is loving or unloving. It is hard for us to get our minds around the magnitude of this change!... Read More

Empowering the Greatest Commandment

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 04, 2020 • 47 Comments

Christianity is not based in the teachings of Jesus, and in fact much of modern Christianity is antithetical to the teachings of Jesus. It will therefore be impossible for us to tinker around the edge of Christianity, soften it here and firm it up there, perhaps remove some later accretions, and thereby transform it into... Read More

Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 21, 2019 • 49 Comments

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). Six or seven years ago I started to loathe Christmas. When I was a child it was a... Read More

What About the Children?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 23, 2019 • 43 Comments

Nearly all the people who ask me questions are past the age of fifty. They are trying to deepen their spiritual life, and they aren’t finding ways to do that in their lifelong Christian beliefs and practices. Often they have been seeking for years, trying out different spiritual options like meditation, yoga, New Age, and... Read More

Creating a Monstrous God

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 09, 2019 • 65 Comments

Christianity is deeply rooted in fear-based ideas that have nothing to do with Jesus. Indeed, nearly every Christian notion is an active repudiation of the Lord’s Gospel teachings! We have talked about awful elements of Christianity that came out of the first-millennium councils, while so far ignoring the rotten fruit of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation.... Read More

What Is The Gospel?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 02, 2019 • 74 Comments

Nearly all the people now living who profess to love and follow Jesus have no awareness of who He is and why He chose to be born on earth. That fact is heartbreaking, when the truth about Jesus and His mission is so glorious! The only evidence we have now of the Lord and His... Read More

Am I Growing Spiritually?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 12, 2019 • 41 Comments

As we continue to talk about spiritual growth, I have been hearing from more and more people who ask how they will be able to tell when they are growing spiritually. I used to wonder about that, too! But having worked at my own spiritual growth and been amazed both by how easy it is... Read More

Being of Service in the Modern World

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 31, 2019 • 33 Comments

What does it mean for you and me to altogether live the teachings of Jesus? It means a lot more than we might imagine ever could be asked of us. Let’s ask the greatest American of the Twentieth Century what it means to him. He often wrote and spoke variants of these words: “To our... Read More

Being the Light

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 24, 2019 • 22 Comments

Many earnest Americans believe they can fight evil with angry chanting, venomous signs, and even physical attacks on others. And our social media has become a literal breeding-ground of self-righteous rage, where if you disagree with those shouting the loudest, you risk being obliterated altogether! Yet, even with all these well-meant efforts being made by... Read More