The Jesus myth

This myth overlaps with the "Christian" myth. It starts with the assumption that any mention of "Jesus" is referring to the historical Jesus of biblical records.
But one need only take a trip to Mexico, where it seems that every second male child is named Jesus (pronounced Hay-Zeus), to discover that there are a lot of Jesuses running around who bear no resemblance ot the Jesus of the Bible.
Admittedly, there are references which promise spiritual power if people believe in Christ's name, or if they ask for things in his name. (e.g. John 1:12 and John 15:16)

But Christ is clear that he is not looking for nominal loyalty. He says, "Not everyone who calls me Lord Lord shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that does the will of my father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophecised in your name? and in your name done many wonderful works?' And then will I profess unto them: I never knew you. Depart from me , you that work iniquity!"

When my wife married me, she took my name. If, however, she should leave me and live with someone else, and then ask my father for assistance "in my name", my father would say that she had "taken my name in vain", which would make him doubly angry.
Some evangelicals teach that you need only say the name "Jesus" and it will scare away demons and heretics. But there is no more magic in the name than there is in a Catholic crucifix or "holy water" to ward off evil.
Such superstitions are totally un-Christian myths. In fact, the devil himself is quoted as confessing that Jesus is "the Holy One of God." (see Luke 4:34)
What does scare him (and those phoney church leaders) is anyone who is obedient to Christ.

So when you hear religious people praying to or praising "Jesus", they could just as easily be praying to or praising Satan. The name of their god is not so important as his teachings. (John 8:37-47)

The Jesus Myth Bible References

John 1:12:But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name

John 15:16: Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Luke 4:34: Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.

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John 8:37-47: I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
46.Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

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