Jesus opened the way to the forgiveness of all sins
Hardly anyone or any Christian doubts the truth of the fact that the coming of Jesus opened the way to the forgiveness of all sin. It is the way conventional Christianity has interpreted this opening of the way to the forgiveness of all sin that has to be regarded as completely unacceptable.
Jesus opened the way to the forgiveness of all sin through His Word, His Teaching, which He spent so much time on and which He encouraged us to adhere to. He often said that those who listened and acted according to His Word were like those who built their houses on a solid rock. He also said that not all those who say to Him, Lord, Lord… but those who do the Will of His Father would enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
He also said that unless our righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the Pharisees and Scribes we will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. All these point to the importance of personal efforts in working within ourselves to eliminate all our faults and weaknesses and make the effort to love our neighbours like ourselves. All these point to the importance of our listening to His Word and adhering strictly to It in our daily lives. It is this that will guarantee our entering the Kingdom of God.
Instead of concerning themselves with this fact, the founders of the Christian religion relegated all these words and teachings of Jesus into the background, declaring that they were not important and were not necessary. All that was necessary, according to them was to believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for the sake of taking our sins away and as long as we believe in this fact our sins were indeed washed away and we no longer had any sins.
As long as we made this declaration to the Church there was no need to make any personal efforts as regards improving ourselves spiritually. In short, there was no need for righteousness and no need to adhere to the Word of Jesus. All these in complete contrast to the clear words of Jesus. Instead of hanging on the Word of Jesus and following It to the letter a personality cult was created which relegated this saving Word to the background.
This fact is so distressing that the consequences will only gradually penetrate to mankind when at the last moment we suddenly realise that what we thought we had in our hands in the form of the present day religious teaching is nothing more than the work and words of men packaged and presented as coming from Jesus.
Let us hope that it is not too late when we realise this fact so that we can use the little time left to search for the saving grace in the true Word of Jesus.