The story of Jesus is a story of the Creative Force putting some skin in this game. Investing some emotion to see how its creations work from the inside. God walked a mile in man's shoes.<quoted text>I knew James and Paul had issues. And that Paul had to go before the counsel to basically convince then he was not teaching a gospel contrary to what Jesus taught. And that the biggest concern was his moving too far away from the law when emphasizing grace. Although he does cover it in things like Romans 13:8-14. But I have never heard that Jesus being the atonement for man's sins was not what was originally taught. Even Isaiah prophesied about the Suffering Servant. I would be curious what the claim is for why Jesus was crucified if not for atonement.
But I will check out your source. I try not to limit what I look into. It is why I have read the gnostic gospels as well. I have not found a lot as to how it was decided who was qualified to decide what books were authentic. Just that it was done by a committee of biblical scholars over a number of years. For instance I don't see anything in GoThomas that would have called for it to be excluded.
Anyway, point is I try to look at multiple perspectives and anything to do with the origins is of particular interest to me. So I will look into it
The purpose and intents can only be guessed at from this end, and get confused because of words.
Man is raw material being developed. There is a QA process involved. It isn't based upon words, but of suitability for those intents and purposes that can only be guessed at.