What has been taught is Anti-Christ`s teachings, as Christ taught to hate self, Paul taught to love self.
Summary: What has been taught is Anti-Christ`s teachings, as Christ taught to hate self, Paul taught to love self.
Now one key principle to really giving your whole self to God is the freedom of no ego; not needing anything, but God. This is the 1st commandment and is reiterated by Christ that with all your mind body and soul, you love God above all. As while you still love the self, you will do things to satisfy it. when you finally give up all of the self, not needing to be accepted and all that matters to you is following God; then you are nearing to what Christ asked of you and what is needed to enter heaven. As I explain in the article on unconditional love
, when you do love God above all then this love is never ending, as it is unchangeable, yet love in material things, including the self, distracts from that true form of unconditional love from God and so there will be times, where you don't like the self, so you don't like others.
Mat 6:24 No one can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (chaos, yet also matter and the material world in this instance).
From what Christ continues after this, about how first seek the kingdom of God and then all will be added to you. What he is referring to here, is do not worry about your self, yet give all to God 1st , then God will provide for you.
Luk 14:26 If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
Now as I have fully discussed in the article on unconditional love, when you do have the love of God, any other love can get depleted, where as the love of God is unconditional; this means that you can always give. You love your self as you are part of God, so therefore you love your neighbour the same, so keeping the commandment to love your neighbours, as you're self.
Rev 12:11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony. And they did not love their soul until death.
Now as this states till death, even in heaven you don't love your self, you love God. Hell was full of people who had loved them self's and still did; not having helped others, yet loving them self's. When they found out that they weren't worthy of entering heaven, all they did was blame others instead of them self's. While you have worries of the self, this is what causes ego; as you wish to protect the self, when you give up the need of the self and do not need to worry, what you need anymore. Instead of what God needs of you, and then you can find true love and happiness.
So the main point of this article is to point out that what Paul taught was wrong as he did love him self, this is why he did so much to excel him self and his teachings. Not so much as he tells us to do, yet if you look at his teachings overall he was determined to spread his message to the gentiles, as a symbol of importance. This is the same as when he is telling us all the stuff he has done, and then says it all doesn't matter and it is all about Christ. If he really meant this he wouldn't have explained so much of him self, just simply kept it short.
Eph 5:29 for no man ever yet hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord loves the church.
Now as we are told by Christ and in Revelations, even till death people hated their own flesh and soul. Then in fact this by Paul is seriously wrong as are much of his teachings. You see Paul teaches two ideas of love: one is to love your self and then through this love, love others and the other is that Christ was a sacrifice and as he had great faith and love; we to could have this love, by being with Christ in death. Both of these as I have already discussed are wrong and well off the mark of getting into heaven. As with Christ being a sacrifice, you are accusing God of sacrificing his own son; he didn't the Jewish council made that choice (which the author of the gospel of John was part of). So there fore you are showing just how much of a loving person you can be to God. As the way this should be is, that you are distraught that they killed Christ; as he was one of the most intelligent, inspiring people, we have ever had in our history as a human race. Though I have pointed out Paul's teachings, this by John is probably the worst culprit in this whole instance of God sacrificing his son.
Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
As people are not aware that the gospel of John was also by a member of the Jewish council, they expect this to be a disciple. Yet the disciples stuck to the facts, where did this come from? It is not the words of Yeshua; it is not reiterated in the other gospels. In fact it is contradicted on how to receive eternal life, by Yeshua's own words. So yet again within all of this, "unless you exceed the Pharisees (i.e. John and Paul) you shall no means enter heaven".
So to truly be a follower of Christ, love God with all your mind, body and soul, do not worry about being accepted by others, yet worry about being accepted by God and doing the work of God above all. As the whole law rests upon this one key principle and when you can love God above all, you realise every last one of us are his children and all need caring for; so then you have the energy to fulfil love your neighbour as yourself. While you worry about the self, you will always have lack, if every last one of us cared about each other this is the way of heaven and is oneness (one us); this is what it truly means to be a follower of Christ.