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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Gandhi on Christ's Message

~Christ came into this world to preach and spread the gospel of love and peace, but his followers have brought about is tyranny and misery. Christians who were taught the maxim of "Love thy neighbor as thyself," are divided among themselves.

~Jesus expressed, as no other could, the spirit and will of God. It is in this sense that I see him and recognize him as the Son of God. And because the life of Jesus has the significance and the transcendency to which I have alluded, I believe he belongs not solely to Christianity, but to the entire world, to all races and people.

~I consider Western Christianity in its practical working a negation of Christ's Christianity. I cannot conceive Jesus, if he was living in the flesh in our midst, approving of modern Christian organizations, public worship, or modern ministry. If Christians will simply cling to the Sermon on the Mount, they would not go wrong, and they would find that no religion is false, they would not need to worry about organizations, forms of worship, and ministry. The Pharisees had all that, but Jesus would have none of it, for they were using their office as a cloak for hypocrisy and worse.

Reference~Mohandas Gandhi Essential Writings by John Dear