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The good book did not arrive by facsimile from heaven. The bible as we know it was finally presided over by one man: The pagan emperor Constantine. He was a life long pagan who was baptized on his deathbed. Constantine was Rome's supreme holy man. From time immemorial, his people had worshipped a balance between nature's male deities & the goddess or sacred feminine. But a growing religious turmoil was gripping Rome.
3 centuries earlier, a young jew named jesus had come along, preaching love & single God. Centuries after his crucifixion, Christ followers had grown exponentially & had started a religious war against the pagans. The conflict grew to such proportions that it threatened to tear Rome in 2. So Constantine may have been a life long pagan, but he was also a pragmatist. And in 325 A.D, he decided to unify Rome under a single religion, Christianity because he didn't want his empire torn apart. And to strengthen this new Christian tradition, Constantine held a famous ecumenical gathering known as the council of nicaea. And at this council, the many sects of Christianity debated & voted on everything, from the acceptance & rejection of specific gospels to the date for easter to the administering of sacraments & of course the immortality of Jesus. Until that moment in history, Jesus was viewed by many of his followers as a mighty prophet, as a great & powerful man but a man nevertheless, a mortal man.
Yes, I'm saying that Jesus' divinity came from a vote. In those days, Gods were everywhere. By infusing Jesus the man with the divine magic, by making him capable of earthly miracles, as well as his own resurrection, Constantine turned him into a God, but within the human world. And he basically knocked the more distant Gods out of the game! ____________ #jesus_rules