Reflections on Christmas Day

Rixon Stewart — Dec 25, 2015

“If you come down from the cross, we will accept you as our Messiah.” — The Jewish high priests Annas and Caiphas to Jesus.

“If you come down from the cross, we will accept you as our Messiah.” — The Jewish high priests Annas and Caiphas to Jesus.

I don’t usually talk about Christ but given that it is Christmas Day a few words are in order. First, Jesus Christ wasn’t born on December 25, as I understand it he was born in March sometime.
The story that he was born on December 25 was decided on at the Council of Nicea, convened by the Roman Emperor Constantine in AD 325, when Christianity became Rome’s official state religion. This was centuries after Christ had first preached and when much of what he had originally taught was already a fading memory.
However Christianity was spreading and it had been decided to codify what was to become Rome’s official state religion. By that time the ancient empire was in decline and certain “wise” minds within it realised that it could be rejuvenated and repackaged under the banner of the Holy Roman Empire.
In essence they decided that their own adherents could be introduced into the moribund empire to further their own dark designs. In much the same way that disease and pestilence feed off rotting flesh.
This meant that some teachings and practices that had been an integral part of early Christianity were dispensed with. This included editing out of early Christian teaching ideas about vegetarianism and reincarnation, both of which were part of the Essene gospel, which have been directly attributed to Christ.
The idea of assigning Christ’s birth to December 25 doesn’t invalidate his teachings though. The idea was to take advantage of the spiritual influences prevalent at this time of year to help promote the Christian faith.
Many of the old pagan faiths understood this instinctively and made the winter solstice a pivotal period. Nor was this confined specifically to late December. The Russian orthodox church still celebrates Christmas on January 7.
Nonetheless this was, in effect, a spiritual marketing campaign because the spiritual influences that play upon humanity change with the seasons. Just as the weather changes and makes some seasons better for planting and others better for harvesting crops, the spiritual climate changes too.
The changing of Christ’s birth date shouldn’t detract from his overall significance, however. He was the most important of all prophets, although what made him significant was NOT in his teachings. You can find much of Christ’s teachings echoed and expanded in the Koran.
No, what made Christ significant was what HE DID!
Some of what I am about to relate was communicated to me by my mentors. According to my understanding, prior to Christ’s appearance humanity had been living under a more general rule of Karma that applied to groups, such as tribes, families and clans.
The principle that the “sins of the father are visited on the son” was paramount. The law of cause and effect, Karma, applied COLLECTIVELY, more so than it does today.
Jesus Christ changed that. His appearance brought a greater scope for individuals to liberate themselves from the thrall of the collective.
This change in the spiritual law that govern humanity was wrought in the period between Christ’s crucifixion and his resurrection. As I understand it he somehow altered the application of this law so that individuals could break free from the power of the collective and act, and take responsibility, for themselves.
Obviously the principle of Karma, the law of cause and effective, isn’t confined to eastern religions. It can be seen in the laws of physics and is more popularly expressed today as what “goes around comes around” and “you reap what you sow”.
Although Christ changed the application of this law the changes that he wrought didn’t take place instantaneously, but came into effect over centuries
That is why there’s an element of truth when it’s said “Jesus died to save mankind”. Because in a sense he did. By altering the application of those laws he gave individuals a much greater scope to take responsibility for their own actions.
That’s also why there is also an element of truth in the saying “he died to save ALL MANKIND”. Because the changes he wrought apply to laws under which we all live, no matter what our faith. Christ opened the way for everyone to take charge of their own spiritual destiny as individuals.
This may also explain why organised Jewry is so hostile to Christ. Because much of organised Judaism’s power is built on the bonds of collective Jewish identity, which has been reinforced today by the Holocaust. To the point where the embrace of the collective often takes precedence over individual conscience.
Christ’s influence undermines this. Or at least it does if individuals are receptive enough and can think for themselves.
Two thousand years ago the Jewish establishment almost literally made a deal with the devil to prevent, or at least hinder, human spiritual evolution. The deal still holds for many in today’s Jewish establishment and it entails keeping individual Jews within the thrall of the collective.

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