Blog - The Teachings of Jesus

The Easter Miracle

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 04, 2020 • 50 Comments

One of the criminals who were hanged there was saying, “ Save Yourself and us!” The other was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom!” And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.” – Jesus’s Crucifixion, from the Gospel of Luke (LK... Read More

Preserving the Truth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 28, 2020 • 54 Comments

“If you hold to My teaching, you are really My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – Jesus, from the Bible’s Gospels (JN 8:31-32) You may be surprised to see me fighting so hard to safeguard the evidence-based truth about death and the afterlife from efforts to... Read More

Moving Beyond Faith

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 22, 2020 • 29 Comments

Day by day, Day by day, Oh, Dear Lord, Three things I pray. To see thee more clearly, Love thee more dearly, Follow thee more nearly Day by day. – Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tubelak, from the 1971 musical “Godspell” We have spoken at length about the fact that mainstream science and mainstream Christianity are... Read More

Fear-Based vs. Love-Based Institutions

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 01, 2020 • 48 Comments

“Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.”                                        – Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968) The most powerful force depressing the consciousness vibrations of all of humankind is the fact that every human institution is fear-based. We have seen that this is true... Read More

Life Without Sin – Part Three

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 25, 2020 • 56 Comments

We have by now well established the fact that the religion that bears the name of Jesus does not follow the teachings of Jesus. Everything Christians are taught to believe was introduced in the process of religion-building that began two centuries after the Lord’s death. And all those dogmas are fear-based! The overall Christian message... Read More

Life Without Sin – Part Two

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 18, 2020 • 40 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