On the other hand, the Scriptural Jesus declared, “There is no greater love than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” Direct from the lips of the Scriptural Jesus, He did not lay down His life for humanity as the Catholic Jesus did. He did it for His friends and not just for anybody. He did it for the Father who sent Him with all His heart, with all His strength, with all His soul and with all His mind. Surely, those who do not believe in Him are not his friends. Those who butchered Him mercilessly were not His friends. The wicked robber by side on the cross was not His friend. Those persons who did not follow His commandment of love cannot be His friends. Far from it. Therefore, not all humanity are his friends. Even now. The Scriptural Jesus did not die for humanity. He did not die for those who did not follow His command. What is the value of sinners who hate and do not recognize Him as God that He should die for them? Such is the big and undeniable difference between the Scriptural Jesus and the Catholic Jesus.
The voice box or authorized mouthpiece of the Catholic Jesus is the “Magesterium” of the Roman Catholic Church. The “Magesterium” declares and professes that Judas Iscariot is the enemy of the Catholic Jesus who is God. Judas Iscariot is conspicuously absent among the canonized saints. To the Catholic Jesus, the Betrayer is of Satan’s lot. The entire Roman Catholic clergy continually bash the Betrayer specially in seasons they tagged as the “Holy Week” issuing unholy utterances upon the person of Judas Iscariot. There is no denying such fact. It is heard annually at the pulpit. His name is the most hated name in Roman Catholicism. No Catholic even wants to adopt his name for their male offspring.
On the other hand, the Scriptural Jesus at the height of the unfolding drama of the Passion that He wants fulfilled, declared face-to-face with His Betrayer after their kiss and embrace, “Friend, do what you are here for!” Judas Iscariot obeyed the command in haste. He is a true friend of the Scriptural Jesus. The Scriptural Jesus declared, “You are my friends if you do what I command you.” The Betrayer did what was commanded of him that the Rabbi lovingly addressed him friend at the crucial stage of His mission. On that basis, the Scriptural Jesus is extremely opposite the Catholic Jesus. It is foolish to market and propagandize that they are one and the same.
If at all, the Scriptural Jesus is the true unadulterated Christ. The Catholic Jesus is another Christ that cannot be true. It is the revolutionized version. The Catholic Jesus is often caught with his pants down contradicting himself. Such is the objective difference between the Scriptural Jesus and the Jesus of the Roman Catholic Church.
“The truth shall set you free!”