Book Two: A Criticism of the Highest Values That Have Prevailed Hitherto
I: Criticism of Religion
§160 Jesus goes straight to the point, the “Kingdom of Heaven” is in the heart and He does not find the means in duty to the Jewish Church; He even regards the reality of Judaism (its need to maintain itself) as nothing; He is concerned purely with the inner man.
Neither does He make anything of all the coarse forms relating to man’s intercourse with God: He is opposed to the whole of the teaching of repentance and atonement; he points out how man ought to live in order to feel himself “deified”, and how futile it is on his part to hope to live properly by showing repentance and contrition for his sins. “Sin is of no account “is practically his chief standpoint.
Sin, repentance, forgiveness, all this does not belong to Christianity — it is Judaism or Paganism which has become mixed up with Christ’s teaching.