My journey for learning in many different things religion science, knowledge, over time it has come to me they all tie together. I grew up in a very legalistic church, which left absence in my spirit especially when reading about jesus and how he hung with the outcasts and the people he accepted the outcasts the unpure. So many churches i have been around that is the last place i have seen the accepting of those who are “unclean” I’ve delved through many religions, creeds, theologies. Was a part of my great journey. It lead me to question things like how much has our organized church hidden from us, the catholic church hidden from us. In the 300’s the Nicean Council Decided the Nicene Creed and decided alot about christianity. Amazingly i read about it but it never occurred to me to matter. Until I heard it referenced in a song by a so i looked back into it and then it occurred to me The council sort of decided what would be taught and passed along. So i began to delve even deeper and still am. Gnostic gospels / considered evil by much of christiandom, How much of jesus TRUE teachings do we not know. I have discussed with quite a few pastors and the educated how much has been lost / edited / over the years. I will say so far i have come to believe from my learningo, I believe purely in a law of love at the minimum.
I liken it to the 10 Commandments and they all boil down to LOVE
I am the LORD thy God
Thou shalt have no other gods
(if you love god you won’t)
No graven images or likenesses
(this one is interesting because that includes saints & mary) Being i don’t know or nor have i seen God by any of his many names I keep no “Image”
Not take the LORD’s name in vain
Very true (but which name do they mean/ to call out to god ??)
Remember the sabbath day
Which day is it what does it mean by remember?
Honour thy father and thy mother
If you love you will honor them (Does that apply if they tried to kill you / molested you ?? In general if you love them you will honor them.
Thou shalt not kill
Sometimes man must kill for love, But in general you will not kill if you love unless forced.
I can say i fought with this one in my head when i joined the military and i was new and young to my spiritual jouney.
Thou shalt not commit adultery
Well you won’t do that if you love
Thou shalt not steal
You won’t steal if you love
Thou shalt not bear false witness
You shouldn’t lie if you love
Thou shalt not covet
Wanting or to covet but to covet what someone else has you shouldn’t do it you love.
From my reading over time i believe they are referencing part of the gospel of Thomas here. If you have not read it i have added a version of it below.
The idea is the most important.
The Gospel Of Thomas