Adrian, thank you for your comments! These are exactly the kind of questions I love asking. I think for so many people it really is a matter of changing perspective. Its very hard to think that maybe God- and therefore all the love, compassion, and wisdom- is within when for their whole life they have been told that it is outside themselves. Jesus went inside, Buddha went there, all of our greatest teachers and prophets have spent days, months, years going within. Yet, we were told for too long that not only is it all outside of ourselves- but that we need someone else- someone long dead- to find it. That is a major perspective shift and very frightening. Means someone else is responsible for all the good and all the bad that happens in our lives. What can we do with that? Where is the room for growth?
And in response to the last comment- we don't have to throw it out! We can incorporate the wisdom of Jesus and all others- including the everyday teachers we come into contact with into our awareness and our path. Everyone will always have different words, but the basics are usually the same. Go deeper and deeper within, see no difference between you and anyone else, and do what you can to bring love and light into the universe.