• Twenty-One Authentic Jesus Sayings Extracted by Mathematical Decision Theory

    Author(s):
    David Olmsted (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Historicity of Jesus Christ
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    natural magic, Historical Jesus
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/95c3-jb15
    Abstract:
    The mathematics of decision theory is used to extract twenty-one authentic Jesus’ teachings in four main themes. Mathematics was applied to this historical problem because earlier non-mathematical attempts have failed to produce consistent results. These extracted teachings show Jesus was anti-apocalyptic and using ancient emotion magic/energy work concepts to teach against the then current expectations of the immanent arrival of a violent end-times apocalypse. The main themes are: Divine Home Energy (Kingdom of God) is Here and Must Grow Slowly (6 Teachings), Consequences of Living in an Interconnected Spiritual/Emotional Network or Logos (7 Teachings), Heal by Connecting with the Divine Powers (4 Teachings), Magical and Rule-Based Religions Do Not Mix (4 Teachings). This emotion magic is not the superstitious formula-based occult magic but is prayer on steroids. Jesus would have been exposed to these emotion magic concepts while he lived at Capernaum which was a customs stop on the new Mesopotamia to Egypt trade route established by Herod the Great by his building of the harbor at Caesarea Maritima. This is supported by the Gospel of Matthew which wanted to let his readers know Jesus was teaching in that ancient magical tradition by having the infant Jesus be visited by Magi.
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