“The divine Paraclete, and no lessor agency, must show the world how wrong it was about him who was in the right.”
“The Evangelist's nouns, sin, righteousness, and judgment — wrong, right, and discrimination — are obviously central terms for human self-understanding and such understanding is necessary if the world is to act and judge truly....
Setting these great realities in his distinctive context, the writer enlarges:
About sin, because they do not believe in me;
about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer;
about judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged. 16:9-11
... This johannine identification of the world's fault centers specifically and concretely on its relation to Jesus. The world is not convicted against a naturally known standard of justice, nor against a revealed divine law; it is convicted for its rejection of Jesus. What the world does in relation to him demonstrates its basic alienation from God. Jesus and the world are correlatives; his coming is its light; its rejection of him is its judgment. The untruth of this world is shown in its relation to Jesus. The world fails to understand the deepest things of itself as it fails to understand him. The world is not truly known through data it supplies; it is known in relation to one person who, living in it and being part of it, was also God's action toward it and in behalf of it. The Spirit's indictment of the world is made against that measure.
... As Bishop Newbigin put it, 'According to the world's understanding of righteousness Jesus was found to be in the wrong by the highest judicial authorities of the Church and state. He and his disciples were discredited and scattered. The end of the story was 'the curse.' But in the highest tribunal of the Father he was found to be 'in the right.'
The standards by which the world rendered its judgment on Jesus are so embedded in its way of seeing things that it cannot on its own free itself of them and reverse its opinion. The inward, convicting work of the Spirit — the word from beyond the world — is required if the world is to come to recognize the vindicated Jesus. The divine Paraclete, and no lessor agency, must show the world how wrong it was about him who was in the right. From that revolutionary, divinely imparted insight, a new understanding of righteousness and an alternative ordering of human society can develop.”
Daniel B. Stevick, Jesus and His Own: A Commentary on John 13-17
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (April 29, 2011) pp. 252-54
“The main thing that one has to understand is that the time has come for you to get all that is promised in the scriptures, not only in the Bible but all the scriptures of the world. The time has come today that you have to become a Christian, a Brahmin, a Pir, through your Kundalini awakening only. There is no other way. And that your Last Judgment is also now.”
London, UK—December 10, 1979
“One of the most important results of the New Testament study that has gone on during the past generation is its realization that the theology of the New Testament is unintelligible outside the context of its eschatological message. The precise meaning of that message is still the subject of much investigation and controversy, but its importance has become a matter of general agreement among New testament students.”— Jaroslav Pelikan, The Eschatology of Tertullian (1952, 108)
“Today, Sahaja Yoga (spontaneous salvation) has reached the state of Mahayoga, which is en-masse evolution manifested through it. It is this day's Yuga Dharma. It is the way the Last Judgment is taking place. Announce it to all the seekers of truth, to all the nations of the world, so that nobody misses the blessings of the Divine to achieve their meaning, their absolute, their spirit.”
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
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