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Are you truly a believer in Jesus?  If you are, and you truly believe in the Gospel teachings of Jesus, then you will follow him in TheWay?   After all, it was Jesus who posed the question: "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46 KJV).   Is it not forewarned and written that: “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness’” (Matt 7:22-23 NAS).   What does it mean to practice lawlessness?   The modern Church promotes the dogma that the Law was done away with -- nailed to the cross -- and that believers are saved by Grace regardless of how they live their lifestyle.   From a modern perspective, all that is required is for the Christian to say their "sinners prayer" (see Sinners Prayer), and they have fulfilled all the requirements of the Gospel.   Yet, Paul who is portrayed as the Apostle of Faith warns the Christian to "be afraid" to violate the Covenant with God -- i.e., “Do not be arrogant, but be afraid” (Rom 11:20 NIV).  Why?  Why would the Apostle warn the Christian they should be afraid?   If all that was necessary was to call upon the name of the Lord, and salvation was thereafter guaranteed, then there would have been absolutely no reason for Paul to warn the Christians to be afraid -- lest, they will not be spared.   Yet, because the modern Church has been shackled by the spiritual folly of Martin Luther which has attempted to render the Law null and void -- without any understanding of the inner spiritual meaning of the Law and how it applies to the individual believer -- this is an important question for the modern believer to understand the reality that Paul is presenting.  If the believers were saved by faith apart form their actions and lifestyle as is promoted by the Churches, then Paul never would have warned them to "be afraid”!    And why should those who call themselves Christian be afraid?   They should be afraid because of the violation of the covenant with God when the Gentile converts ignored the warning of the Apostle: “For if God did not spare the natural Jewish branches, he will not spare you either… Otherwise, you also will be cut off” (Rom 11:21-22 NIV).  

 

When Jesus states of those who profess belief in the Gospel teachings that even among those who call upon the name of the Lord, that  "...I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness’” -- then in light of modern archeological discoveries and the discovery of important scriptures that had been suppressed by the later Church of Rome, the time has arrived for the Christian world to re-evaluate the manmade dogma they currently and blindly cling to.   In the foregoing Jesus states that today's dogmatic Church is not only wrong, but in grave error.   Moreover, in order to promote the manmade dogma of faith regardless of actions which has been championed by the modern Church, the prospective believers are required to totally ignore the warning of the man known as the Apostle Paul where he wrote with regard to willfully committing sin after receiving baptism:  "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).    Which, unbeknown to the vast majority of Christians today, totally confirms the original teachings of the Church on the sacrament of Baptism being the required Wedding Garment that must be maintained spotlessly when seeking to come to TheCall (see The Original Sacrament Of Baptism).   Quoting the foregoing article: Contrary to the modern usage of the sacrament of baptism, according to Peter, once the "wedding garment" is received, if the person then willfully sins, then the wedding garment is stained, and there can be no further repentance -- i.e., you "...ought to beware that it be not in any part of it stained with sin, and so he be rejected as unworthy and reprobate."  Which confirms the teaching in the most popular and accepted scripture over the first three centuries (the Shepherd of Hermas), which states that once one receives the sacrament of baptism which is the "wedding garment", there is only one opportunity for repentance from any future sins -- i.e., "For he that hath received remission of sins ought no longer to sin, but to dwell in purity.  ...But I say unto you', saith he, `if after this great and holy calling any one, being tempted of the devil, shall commit sin, he hath only one (opportunity of) repentance."  How can this be?   The modern believer will ask?   The answer is that to those who are truly faithful to the teachings of Jesus and TheWay, that God empowers them to live without sin.  

Martin Luther who very much can be portrayed as the Father of the Protestant Reformation -- and whose doctrine of faith apart from actions is the predominant dogma of the modern Church -- actually promoted the doctrine that man is a congenital sinner when he stated: "Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong, but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world. We will commit sins while we are here, for this life is not a place where justice resides... No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day." ('Let Your Sins Be Strong, from 'The Wittenberg Project;' 'The Wartburg Segment', translated by Erika Flores, from Dr. Martin Luther's Saemmtliche Schriften, Letter No. 99, 1 Aug. 1521).  To the degree that he openly condemned those believers who repented from living in sin, and sought to become the "good gound" by living in TheWay.   Thus, Luther stated: "Those pious souls who do good to gain the Kingdom of Heaven not only will never succeed, but they must even be reckoned among the impious; and it is more important to guard them against good works than against sin." (Wittenberg, VI, 160, quoted by O'Hare, in 'The Facts About Luther, TAN Books, 1987, p. 122).     

As a prospective believer you are confronted by the dogma of Martin Luther which is the predominant doctrine of the Church today, or the original teachings of Jesus which states that if you willfully sin after coming to the Lord, that there is no longer a sacrifice for your sins?    Which provokes the question: Are you a follower of Martin Luther and the dogmatic Church, or a genuine follower of Jesus and theWay?  

 

What Was The Original Teachings?

  The Religion Of Roman Emperors: Is the religion of Christianity that is observed today the same as the Original Gospel Message?  Do you believe and follow the teachings of Jesus?  Or do you unknowingly filter what you think you know of these teachings through the dogma of Roman Emperors?   With respect to the Protestant Reformation, it must also be understood that Martin Luther was a priest in the Roman Church -- and while he may have believed he was freeing the Church from the inherent corruptions that had immersed it in what Luther portrayed as Satanic wickedness -- i.e., quoting a letter to Pope Leo X on September 6th, 1520, Martin Luther wrote of the Christianity of his day, that the church, “…once the holiest of all, has become the most licentious den of thieves, the most shameless of all brothels, the kingdom of sin, death, and hell. It is so bad that even Antichrist himself, if he should come, could think of nothing to add to its wickedness” (Quoted in: The Great Thoughts; compiled by George Seldes) -- as a priest in the Church of Rome, Luther was himself clueless as to the purpose and objective of the original Gospel teachings.   Which raises the question: If the means to prove the validity of your beliefs were presented to you, what would you do?   Would you dismiss the facts that are presented?   Or, would you make the effort to prove the Truth?   The Apostle commands to: “prove all things…” (1 Thes 5:21 KJV).    But would you seek to prove the truth, if it was demonstrated that you are following the dogma of Rome, and not the Original Teachings of Jesus?   

In presenting you, the reader with some background into proving the Truth, let us first examine the historical perspective: Sadly, the historical facts have proven beyond any doubt that (1) the modern Church has absolutely nothing in common with the original teachings of Jesus; (2) the modern dogmatic Church does not at all represent the purpose and objectives of the original teachings; (3) contrary to the modern doctrinal positions, it is easily demonstrated that the dogmatic blank-check of salvation is easily proven to be a fraud (see TheLie.org ).  How can I make such a statement?   Because once the facts are known, what is practiced today is very much The Religion Of Roman Emperors.   To what degree is this true?   In a recent interview with Christianity Today Brian McLaren made the very informed statement that: "One of the problems is that the average Christian in the average church who listens to the average Christian broadcasting has such an oversimplified understanding of both the Bible and of church history - it would be deeply disturbing for them to really learn about church history."    So disturbing, that the vast majority of modern Christians would literally run Jesus out of their Churches as a heretic -- calling him an impostor -- and not even recognize the purpose and objectives of the original teachings of Jesus known as TheWay.   Which provokes the question: It each and every believer has it within his or her ability to prove the Truth -- and they complacently make no effort to do so -- will their complacency be counted for faith?   Or, can they even be counted as a believer?     

When biblical scholar and Dead Sea Scroll expert A. Powell Davies attempted to warn the Christian world that “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” -- what source and originality was he making reference to?   Worse yet, Edmund Wilson, an expert who worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls, further raised the question as to what difference it makes if “Jesus... had been trained in the discipline and imbued with the thought of a certain Jewish sect, and that he had learned from it the role that he afterwards lived...” (The Scrolls From The Dead Sea) -- to the uninformed and unknowing believer, it makes all the difference in the world!   If there is any truth to the statement that Jesus learned and was groomed by a mystical sect of Jewish Gnostics known as Essenes -- and he was a man approved by God, rather that the personification of God -- i.e., as stated by Peter: "Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know--Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death" (Acts 2:22-23 NKJ) -- which merely represents one of the many verses of scripture which portrays Jesus as a man who was approved by God -- through whom God performed works and miracles as signs to the people -- then the worship of this man as God Incarnate, is pure idolatry. 

If Jesus was indeed an Essene who lived a holy and consecrated life, fulfilling the Law within himself so completely, that he became One with the Logos/Son of God at his baptism as stated by all Church Authorities prior to the fourth century Nicene Council held by the Roman Emperor Constantine (see The Ten Words), then the Adam Clark Bible Commentary is correct when it states that "...the whole Christian system is vain and baseless"!!!      And to confirm this factual reality, another scholar and expert Prof. John Allegro stated that the Dead Sea Scrolls provide overwhelming evidence that “...may upset a great many basic teachings of the Christian Church.   This in turn would greatly upset many Christian Theologians and believers.   The heart of the matter is, in fact, the source and originality of Christian doctrine” -- what the biblical scholars confirmed is the fact that the dogmatic doctrines and theology of the Church has virtually nothing in common with the core teachings and objectives of the Original Gospel Message of the Good News!   But in view of the fact that the original followers of Jesus were all hunted down as heretics because they refused to accept the religion of the emperor, it should come as no surprise that I make the statement that modern Christianity has virtually nothing in common with both the pre-Nicene Church (325CE), or the original teachings of TheWay.  

In one of the latest assaults upon the Church with the sword of historical facts (The Jesus Papers : Exposing the Greatest Cover-Up in History), author Michael Baigent poses the question: "What if everything you think you know about Jesus is wrong?"    And the basis of his book is in the description: "As a religious historian and a leading expert in the field of arcane knowledge, Baigent has unequaled access to hidden archives, secret societies, Masonic records, and the private collections of antiquities traders and their moneyed clients."    But perhaps even more revealing facts are presented in one of the author's previous books entitled The Dead Sea Scroll Deception, where a Publishers Review states of the book: "For the lay reader, this crystalline, well-documented work offers substantive evidence that for more than 40 years a small coterie of Catholic scholars established a stranglehold on access to the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were discovered in the Qumran caves east of Jerusalem in 1947. Baigent and Leigh ( Holy Blood, Holy Grail ) claim that the elite group had direct links to official Vatican propaganda offices, that at least two among them were outspoken anti-Semites, and that they suppressed material that connects early Christianity to the Qumran community as well as to the zealous defenders of the fortress of Masada. Drawing on the findings of independent Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Robert Eisenman of California State University, the authors advance startling theories that should change the way we view ancient Judaism and nascent Christianity..."

While there are sincere and dedicated Christians who strive daily to serve the Lord.  Very often they are the most giving and kindest people you will encounter -- often doing good for the sake of doing good.   And while doing good for the sake of doing good is indeed Godly, the problem is seen in the fact that sincerity alone cannot fulfill the objective stated by the Apostle Paul that each Christian should move on towards spiritual maturity.   Why?   Because because with spiritual maturity the believer is easily able to fulfill the commandment to Prove the Truth!  And while every believer has this spiritual potential, they have unknowingly been hindered by the dogmatic opium of Roman Emperors that has undermined the Gospel Message with the suppression of important teachings, and the corruption of the scriptures (see BibleCorruption.com ).  But this was foreseen by the Apostle Paul when he wrote that there would come a day in the near future where the Church which portrays itself as Christian will worship the Anti-Christ in place of God (see The Church Of The AntiChrist).  With respect to the statement of Paul, the Adam Clark Commentary writes: “[Except there come a falling away first] We have the original word apostasia in our word apostasy; and by this term we understand a dereliction of the essential principles of religious truth, either a total abandonment of Christianity itself, or such a corruption of its doctrines as renders the whole system completely inefficient to salvation.   Or, as stated by John Wesley, Paul was portraying "...that fatal period when the Emperor Constantine called himself a Christian; From this time onward - the Christians had no more of the Spirit of Christ than the heathens...." (Wesley's Works, vol 7, Sermon 89, pp. 26-27).  

From an historical perspective, the perfect example of the clergy of the third century is that of Paul Of Samosata (see Typical Orthodox Clergy), where Edward Gibbon writes in his The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire that Paul "...may serve to illustrate the condition and character of the times ...Paul considered the service of the church as a very lucrative profession ...Against those who resisted his power, or refused to flatter his vanity, the prelate of Antioch was arrogant, rigid, and inexorable; but he relaxed the discipline, and lavished the treasures of the church on his dependent clergy, who were permitted to imitate their master in the gratification of every sensual appetite. For Paul indulged himself very freely in the pleasures of the table, and he had received into the Episcopal palace two young and beautiful women, as the constant companions of his leisure moments".   Thus, Paul of Samosata who Gibbon states is merely an example of the clergy who portrayed themselves as Orthodox, corrupted the teachings and the very spiritual objectives of the Gospel -- i.e., "...Laymen were told by the priests that only the priests really knew what was necessary for salvation and that laymen must accept the "mysteries" on faith and on the priests' authority. This kept the laity baffled by the nonsensical "mysteries", confused, and dependent on the priests for information about the requirements for salvation."

While non-Roman Catholics will respond to the above by countering that they have rejected the dogma of the priests, and they derive their beliefs directly from the New Testament Gospels.   Yet, when the Church of Constantine endeavored to make the teachings of the Gospels in sync with fourth century Roman Pagan thought and culture, to ignore the facts with respect to the manner in which the corrupters of the Word recreated the message of the scriptures in order to make it compatible to church doctrine, is to make oneself disingenuous to the very Son of God to whom we proclaim to be faithful to.  The truth and the facts to the matter is very clearly expressed in the words of Prof. Bart D. Ehrman in his book, The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture, where he warns us that: "...theological disputes, specifically disputes over Christology, prompted Christian scribes to alter the words of scripture in order to make them more serviceable for the polemical task. Scribes modified their manuscripts to make them more patently ‘orthodox’ and less susceptible to ‘abuse’ by the opponents of orthodoxy" -- which orthodoxy was to bring the text of the Bible into conformity with the doctrines and tenets of the Church of the Roman Emperor Constantine. To close our hearts and minds to the facts, and ignore the truth, is from a New Covenant perspective synonymous with relinquishing any claim whatsoever with respect to being a follower of Jesus.

When did the corruption of the scriptures begin?   There is strong evidence which confirms the charge that the Gospels were corrupted as soon as they were given into the hands of many of the Gentile Churches.   Something which no sincere believer today should take lightly is the charge against Christians by Celsus, the second century Epicurean philosopher, who alleged that: "Certain Christians, like men who are overcome by the fumes of wine and care not in the least what they say, alter the original text of the Gospels so that they admit of various and almost indefinite readings. And this, I suppose, they have done out of worldly policy, so that when we press an argument home, they might have the more scope for their pitiful evasions".   Celsus concludes that because of the wholesale rewriting and corruption of the text of the scriptures, that this fraud has made all of Christianity a bogus lie: "It is clear to me that the writings of the Christians are a lie, and that your fables are not well-enough constructed to conceal this monstrous fiction: I have even heard that some of your interpreters, as if they had just come out of a tavern, are onto the inconsistencies and, pen in hand, alter the originals writings, three, four and several more times over in order to be able to deny the contradictions in the face of criticism." (R.J.Hoffmann's Celsus: On The True Doctrine, Oxford University Press, 1987).   

What teachings were removed from the Gospels?   From a spiritual perspective, the most important.    Moreover, when that segment of the Church which portrayed itself as Orthodox entered into a covenant with the Emperor Constantine, they used the most corrupted versions of the New Testament as a starting point, and then further corrupted the text in order to make it support the tenets of Pagan Rome.    But herein lies the problem: If the Gospels were corrupted -- with many of the most important spiritual teachings edited or removed in order to make them support the tenets of Pagan Rome -- then how can the modern Christian even begin to know the Truth?   The answer is found in the words:  “Then many of the Jewish leaders who heard him say these things began believing him to be the Messiah. Jesus said to them, 'You are truly my disciples if you live as I tell you to, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free’” (John 8:30-32 TLB).    And if we augment this statement with the text of the that translation known as The Message, we can begin to understand the solution to the dilemma -- i.e., "If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure.  Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you."   The key message is in the words that the seeker must "live out what [Jesus taught] ...then you will experience for yourselves the truth".   And in this respect, the Law is that you can never possess any greater Truth than you are willing to live and manifest in your daily life.   So while it is true that the Gospel was corrupted in order to make it support the dogma of the Emperor Constantine and Pagan Rome, it is also true that with the restoral of the suppressed teachings and a desire on the part of Christians to "live out what [Jesus taught] , there is the promise of the Gospel that "...you will experience for yourselves the truth".

 

 

 

 

The works associated with the Gospel teachings are representative of the person's desire and willingness to become the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower And the Seed.   And this is why Jesus stated and warned: “But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46 NKJ).   And this fact represents one of the important verses that was removed from the Gospels by the later Church, and is preserved in many pre-Nicene writings such as the Second Epistle of Clement where it is written: "Let us, then, not only call Him Lord, for that will not save us.  For He saith, 'Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall be saved, but he that worketh righteousness' …For this reason… the Lord hath said, 'Even though ye were gathered together to me in my very bosom, yet if ye were not to keep my commandments, I would cast you off, and say unto you, Depart from me; I know you not whence ye are, ye workers of iniquity’". (see Bosom Of Messiah/Christ).  

That the original Gospel teachings do not support the manmade salvation by grace doctrines of the Church regardless of mindset and lifestyle, should not surprise anyone.   Paul openly condemns those who continue to live in sin -- i.e., "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? (Rom 6:1-16 NKJ).   Even stating that a person who continues to sin after coming to the knowledge of Messiah/Christ, that there is no sacrifice for them -- only judgment as seen in the ignored warning: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, ...if they then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV - see Christian Legacy and the Apostasy of Martin Luther).    The objective of the teachings of TheWay was to convey to the believer the reality that if they become the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower And the Seed, they will have prepared themselves to manifest the necessary environment which will permit the Organic Laws -- which will invoke the Spiritual DNA of Creation, and form the Final Temple within the disciple/believer -- thus, bringing about the End Times and the restoral of the inner Kingdom upon the earthly body -- i.e., the foundational concept of the  Field of Dreams Reality that, "If you build it, he/it will come." 

 

  

In the fourth century the modern Christian doctrine was forced upon a segment of the Church when the most carnal and pagan of bishops entered into a covenant relationship with the Emperor Constantine (see The Christian Judas).    In a parallel manner that Mao Zedong took over China by literally eliminating those who opposed him -- how Stalin took over Russia in much the same manner -- and how all despots the world over have arisen to power by the conquering sword and the shedding of innocent blood -- the Roman Emperor Constantine became head of, and ruled over the Church, in much the same fashion.   That the modern Church continues to cling to the manmade doctrines that were politically established in the Church, continues to diminish the very purpose that Christianity is supposed to serve and bring about in the world.   Which means that whoever knows and presents the Truth and the original teachings of TheWay to those who call themselves Christian, will immediately be dismissed as a heretic -- and this fact has been true, for almost seventeen hundred years.  

Historically, reality has been what sectarian and secular leaders have said it is.   To oppose these pseudo-authorities of both church and state, is to be condemned and rejected as a heretic -- which often carried the sentence of death.   These sectarian and secular leaders primary goal was to preserve their own positions as religious and political authority over the people.   And throughout man's past, religion was one of the primary tools that was used by secular rulers to maintain unquestioned authority over the people.   In the case of the Christian Church beginning in the fourth century, to disagree with the doctrines affirmed by the Emperor Constantine, carried with it the sentence of death.   Thus, Gibbon writes in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: ”Constantine easily believed that the heretics, who presumed to dispute his opinions or to oppose his commands, were guilty of the most absurd and criminal obstinancy... Not a moment was lost in excluding the ministers and teachers of the separated congregations from any share of the rewards and immunities which the emperor had so liberally bestowed on the orthodox clergy. But as the sectaries might still exist under the cloud of royal disgrace, the conquest of the East was immediately followed by an edict which announced their total destruction”.    Thus, in the same way that whoever did not embrace the religion of the emperor where hunted down and met with the sentence of death, whatever scriptures did not conform to the approved version, was immediately destroyed (see http://BibleCorruption.com ).   

Once Constantine established the doctrinal beliefs of his new Church, all those who did not accept the religion of the emperor were either put to death (see The Death Of The Religion Of Jesus), or run out of and banished from the empire.    Thereafter, the most corrupted copies of the scriptures which were used by the most carnal and pagan segment of the Church, were further revised (see http://BibleCorruption.com ), and many of the most important teachings of Jesus and TheWay were either edited to make them support the doctrines of Pagan Rome, or entirely removed.    While the earliest of Church writings, as well as ancient biblical texts, all support the original position of the Ebionite Nazirenes and the Spiritual Christians who were hunted down and murdered by the armies of the emperor, that Jesus was a man who became the Messiah by fulfilling the Laws (see http://TheTenWords.com ) within himself, the modern Church continues to promote the idolatry of Rome who in typical pagan fashion, worships the man Jesus instead of imitating him and intimately embracing the teachings and concepts of the Gospels in the fulfillment of the Law within themselves.    The crux of the problem is in the very words: "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46 KJV).   And when properly comprehended without what would be called pagan doctrinal spin by embracing the purity of the context of why these words were stated, such religious aspects of belief and faith can only be understood in the doing, carrying out, and fulfilling of the foundational purpose of Jesus' words and objectives these teachings were intended to bring about in the life of the people.

The fact that the majority of the Gentiles were too heathen to understand the teachings of Jesus and TheWay -- and in the same way that they worshiped the emperor as god, as well as the sun, the moon, the stars, and inanimate objects that are too numerous to name -- their heathen mindset could only embrace the teachings of Jesus, if he was recreated as their god who they worshiped -- thus, giving birth to the Christian Lie that continues to be embraced regardless of the historical and biblical facts presented to the Church -- a Lie which has immersed the Church in a Spiritual Diaspora of abject ignorance of both self, and God.   

The Tinkerbell Effect: What is called the Tinkerbell effect describes those things that exist only because people believe in them.  It is when you think or believe that something is true or will happen, strictly on the basis that you wish it were true or will happen.   And it is very much the Tinkerbell effect that represents the core wishful theology of modern Christianity.   While the Church continues to look for the kingdom of Never Never Land to come upon the earth, they very much remain as the lost prodigal sons who have been robbed of not only their inheritance, but the very knowledge that they must themselves return from their journey into the Far Country, by intimately embracing the teachings of TheWay that Jesus taught.      

The Christian Tinkerbell Theology: Christianity is the epitome of a theology build upon the Tinkerbell Effect and belief system.   If you build your theology or philosophy upon a counterfeit foundation, then everything you attempt to build upon that foundation, is equally counterfeit.   As an example: If the Theory of Evolution is a fraud, and instead of Nothing Created Everything, Something Created Everything, then every theory and philosophy built upon Darwinism, is in like manner a fraud.   The equation is that you can't build truth upon a foundation of error.    Which means that if the original Ebionite Nazirene disciples who walked with Jesus daily -- spoke with him daily -- and experienced the Truth and the Kingdom with him as their guide -- were correct in their assertion that Jesus was a man who fulfilled the Law within himself and became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ), then the whole of Christian theology which is built upon the pagan concept of the Trinity that Jesus is God Incarnate, is not only wrong, but is counterfeit.   Which means that the only question is whether you will wait until you physically die to confront the error of your thinking, or seek the Truth while you can still accomplish something spiritually meaningful with your life?   

If the Christians truly believed the Gospels, then they would acknowledge that prior to being corrupted, the Gospels stated that the historical Jesus became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) at his baptism in the Jordan when the voice from Heaven stated: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee".     While this quotation is confirmed by six (6) independent early Church authorities (see The Ten Words), the Christian world ignores that original wording of the Gospels in favor of a corrupted fourth century revision (see Bible Corruption).   And like Darwinism, if these original words represent what was truly stated by the Father to mankind with respect to the historical man Jesus, then everything that has been built upon the corrupted interpolated words which were added by the Pagan Church of Rome, is virtually little more than a counterfeit fraud.    In the words of Jacob who people call James, the first leader of the Jerusalem Congregation, "faith without actions is dead" (Jas 2:17).   And while Paul was not wrong in his rejection of the ritual observance of the Law of Moses on the part of the carnal Jews, if a believer fails to establish the objectives of the actions of the spiritual essence of the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay, then they remain very much in a state of spiritual death -- unable to enter into what Jesus portrayed as Life.    Further, it is easily proven that the original Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus confirmed this important Gospel teaching -- i.e., those who actually walked with the historical Jesus, and were taught by him -- and they understood that he was a man who fulfilled the Law (Torah) within himself, and became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ).  

A Purely Spiritual Kingdom: When questioned by Pilate, Jesus said that his Kingdom was not of this world: "Jesus answered, 'My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight... but now My kingdom is not from here'" (John 18:36 NKJ).   The reality of this inner Kingdom was further confirmed when Jesus stated to the Pharisees: "Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:20-21 NKJ).   And that this was the original Ebionite Nazirene teaching on the Kingdom is further documented by Edward Gibbon in the Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire where he writes: "Among the Christians who were brought before the tribunal of the emperor, or, as it seems more probable, before that of the procurator of Judaea, two persons are said to have appeared, distinguished by their extraction, which was more truly noble than that of the greatest monarchs. These were the grandsons of St. Jude the apostle, who himself was the brother of Jesus Christ.   Their natural pretensions to the throne of David might perhaps attract the respect of the people, and excite the jealousy of the governor; but the meanness of their garb, and the simplicity of their answers, soon convinced him that they were neither desirous nor capable of disturbing the peace of the Roman empire. They frankly confessed their royal origin, and their near relation to the Messiah; but they disclaimed any temporal views, and professed that his kingdom, which they devoutly expected, was purely of a spiritual and angelic nature."

The grandsons of Jude devoutly expected the Kingdom to come within them, because they understood how man must fulfill the Law within one's self -- thereby becoming the Living Temple of the Most High.   The Ebionite Nazirene Disciples of Jesus understood the words: "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matt 5:17-20 NKJ).   A more revealing rendition of the above is found in the Gospel of the Nazirenes which reads:

"Whosoever therefore will break one of these commandments which He will give, and will teach men so, they will be called the least in the kingdom; but who so ever will do, and teach them, the same will be called great in the kingdom of heaven." 

"They who believe and obey will save their souls, and they who don't obey will lose them. For I say to you, That except your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.". 

Is the words "They who believe and obey will save their souls, and they who don't obey will lose them" really the words of Jesus?   Spoken to people who today call themselves Christians?   Are they any different that the words "But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46 NKJ).   And, if as Jesus states, it is the Will of our Heavenly Father that each of us who are the prodigal sons and daughters imitate the pattern as set forth in the life of Jesus when he fulfilled the Law within himself, then these words are true with respect to the lawless Christians who today preach the Christ of Constantine: "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'" (Matt 7:21-23 NKJ). 

On The Fulfillment Of The Law

Quoting The Christian Commentary Barns Notes

 

[Shall be called great] He that teaches that all the law of God is binding, and that the whole of it should be obeyed, without attempting to specify what is most important, shall be a teacher worthy of his office, and shall be called great. Hence, we learn:
1. that all the law of God is binding on Christians. Compare <James 2:10>.
2. that all the commands of God should be preached, in their proper place, by Christian ministers.
3. that they who pretend that there are any laws of God so small that they need not obey them, are unworthy of his kingdom. And,
4. that true piety has respect to all the commandments of God. Compare <Ps. 119:6>.
(Matthew 5:19 PP1 from Barnes' Notes)

 


Why would all the Law be binding upon all Christians?   Because it must be fulfilled in the manner expressed by both AskMoses.com, and the Gospel of the Nazirenes: Notice the very important words in the above article entitled The Final Temple as quoted from AskMoses.com:  "We cannot atone for our shortcomings by sacrificing animals, but we can sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions."  And this is why the Ebionite Disciples of Yeshua rejected all animal sacrifice -- i.e., quoting Epiphanius: The Ebionites "do not accept Moses' Pentateuch in its entirety; certain sayings they reject... stating Christ has revealed this to me, and will blespheme most of the legislation" (Panarion 30.18.7-9).   What does the words "...most of the legislation" indicate?   Epiphanius then quotes the Gospel of the Ebionites/Hebrews where Jesus states: "I have come to destroy the sacrifices" (Panarion 30.16.5).   And when AskMoses.com states that we must sacrifice our inner animals, is this any different than the teachings of Jesus in the Gospel of the Nazirenes: "For they, making a god of their belly, sacrificed to their God the innocent creatures of the earth, in place of the carnal nature within themselves. And eating of their flesh and drinking of their blood to their own destruction, corrupted their bodies and shortened their days, even as the Gentiles who did not know the truth, or who knowing it, have changed it into a lie."

Only those who make their body-vessel a Living Temple -- and in the words of AskMoses.com, they must "...sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions" -- and this is exactly what is stated by Isaiah where it is written: "And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it" (Isa 35:8 NIV). 

Why was the Law Not done away with as Christians proclaim?   Because it must be fulfilled within each Disciple of TheWay.   And this is why Jesus warned those who would call themselves his followers and believers: “And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matt 10:38-39 NKJ).   The requirement that has been set forth is that “ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy” (Lev 11:45 KJV).    In the words of Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa: “…it is imperative on all those who have an equally earnest desire for the Good as He has, to be followers by the path of an exact imitation of Him Who leads the way to salvation, and to carry into action what He has shown them. It is, in fact impossible for persons to reach the same goal unless they travel by the same ways”.   And this is why the requirement was set forth by Jesus with respect to his disciples and followers:  “You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matt 5:48 RSV).   And when Paul condemned the ritual works of the Law of Moses, what he was saying was that the sacrifice of animals and outward ritual observances which were celebrated by Jews of a carnal mind, could not make a person a Living Temple, and could not open the inner door to the Kingdom.   And the faith that Paul preached, is not the static faith of Martin Luther -- but rather, the faith that because the Kingdom is within each of us, that if you live in accord with the teachings, mindset and lifestyle ordained by Yeshua, that the Kingdom will come within you.   And this is why Paul taught: "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV). To the degree that Paul warned: “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live”

How could Paul's statement that there is no salvation in the outward ritual works of the Law -- but rather, faith in the teachings of Yeshua on the Coming of the Kingdom within the body and mind of the disciple -- be interpreted as the static faith of the Christian Church that crucifies Messiah/Christ daily with their cultural heathen mindset and lifestyle?    Paul commands those who would call themselves the believers and followers of the historical Jesus to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV).   This requires a far greater effort in the physical, than temple sacrifice and the ritual observances of the Pharisees.   And it was this greater effort in the spiritualization of the observances of the Law and the Torah, that Jesus was making reference to in the warning: "For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matt 5:20 NKJ).   Which is why, just prior to this warning, it is stated: "Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."  And in their ignorance of the Truth and TheWay, when Christians teach that the Law was nailed to the cross, and is no longer in effect, this has in fact cast them into the abyss of absolute spiritual ignorance of the "Outer Darkness" that Jesus portrayed as the fate of those who fail to purify the body and mind (see Outer Darkness ) -- and has caused the Christian world to be cast into a Spiritual Diaspora (see Diaspora).

It can easily be proven that under the Roman Emperor Constantine, the most corrupted copies of the scriptures were further altered in order to conceal from the reader that Yeshua became the Messiah at his baptism (see The Ten Words).   And that the Gospels were edited and corrupted, in order to make them support the very pagan religious tenets of Rome (see http://BibleCorruption.com ).   Yet, the original teachings of Jesus were faithfully preserved among the Ebionites who taught that Jesus "was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity."  Hence, when those true seekers who are portrayed as Spiritual Israel and the Disciples and followers of TheWay "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs" (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34 - see http://Ebionite.com ).   And this is why Jesus taught that he was our brother -- i.e., "Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'" (John 20:17 NIV) -- and that each of us not only has the same potential as he did, but that his disciples will do even greater works than he could do.  

With the re-writing of the scriptures by the Church of Constantine, the more important and spiritually essential teachings of Jesus and TheWay became ever more obscured (see Bible Corruption).   If the above is true, and there is a portal or narrow gate to the Kingdom of God within each of us, then so too is the Logos spoken of in the Gospel of John.   And by fulfilling the Law within himself, Jesus became the first of the Prodigal Sons to fulfill the journey of the soul from the Alpha to the Omega.   Thus, this Oneness of our Brother Yeshua with the indwelling Logos is seen in the declaration that Jesus was in “...supernatural union of a man and God... In their eyes, Jesus of Nazareth was a mere mortal, the legitimate son of Joseph and Mary: but he was the best and wisest of the human race, selected as the worthy instrument to restore upon earth the worship of the true and supreme Deity. When he was baptized in the Jordan, the Christ, the first of the aeons, the Son of God himself, descended on Jesus in the form of a dove, to inhabit his mind, and direct his actions during the allotted period of his ministry” (Gibbon; The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.4, P.366)  

Jesus was a man -- just like all men -- who overcame the Law within himself, and became One with the Inner Logos which the disciples called the True Prophet (see True Prophet).   Where Jesus became One with the indwelling Logos, the Gentiles recreated the personification of Jesus, and cast him in the role AS The Logos -- therefore eliminating the most important aspects of the teachings of TheWay.   Instead of imitating Jesus and accomplishing what he did within himself, the whole essence of his teachings was altered and corrupted by the worship of Jesus as God -- i.e., pure pagan idolatry which survives and is celebrated in most Christian Churches to this very day.   Yet, it is well documented that there is nothing in the scriptures that supports the doctrines of the Gentile Church.  Under the heading of A Trinity Statute, The Encyclopedia Britannica says: "Neither the word Trinity, nor the explicit doctrine as such, appears in the New Testament, nor did Jesus and his followers intend to contradict the Shema in the Old Testament: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord’ (Deut. 6:4). . . . The doctrine developed gradually over several centuries and through many controversies. . . . By the end of the 4th century . . . the doctrine of the Trinity took substantially the form it has maintained ever since" (1976, Micropedia, Vol. X, p. 126).  The New Catholic Encyclopedia states: "The formulation ‘one God in three Persons’ was not solidly established, certainly not fully assimilated into Christian life and its profession of faith, prior to the end of the 4th century. But it is precisely this formulation that has first claim to the title the Trinitarian dogma. Among the Apostolic Fathers, there had been nothing even remotely approaching such a mentality or perspective" (1967, Vol. XIV, p. 299).   In The Encyclopedia Americana we read: "Christianity derived from Judaism and Judaism was strictly Unitarian [believing that God is one person]. The road which led from Jerusalem to Nicea was scarcely a straight one. Fourth century Trinitarianism did not reflect accurately early Christian teaching regarding the nature of God; it was, on the contrary, a deviation from this teaching" (1956, Vol. XXVII, p. 294L).   According to the Nouveau Dictionnaire Universel, "The Platonic trinity, itself merely a rearrangement of older trinities dating back to earlier peoples, appears to be the rational philosophic trinity of attributes that gave birth to the three hypostases or divine persons taught by the Christian churches. . . . This Greek philosopher’s [Plato, fourth century B.C.E.] conception of the divine trinity . . . can be found in all the ancient [pagan] religions" (Paris, 1865-1870, edited by M. Lachâtre, Vol. 2, p. 1467).  In his Dictionary of the Bible, John L. McKenzie, S.J., writes that: "The trinity of persons within the unity of nature is defined in terms of ‘person’ and ‘nature’ which are G[ree]k philosophical terms; actually the terms do not appear in the Bible. The trinitarian definitions arose as the result of long controversies in which these terms and others such as ‘essence’ and ‘substance’ were erroneously applied to God by some theologians" (New York, 1965, p. 899).   The answer is clearly written in the very beginning of the Revelation where it is stated: "The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him..." (Rev 1:1 NIV). Thus, throughout the New Testament we are presented with the continual theme that Yeshua/Jesus was Anointed by God -- Anointed being the meaning of the Hebrew word Messiah, and the Greek word Christ -- and that God gave Yeshua/Jesus a revelation to preach to mankind.  And the Divine Message to all of mankind is presented in the words of AskMoses.com: "...We cannot find G-d in Jerusalem; we must find Him in us.  This was G-d’s Master Plan. By exchanging a sweeping, dramatic outdoor concert of public spirituality for an internal, personal, private experience, G-d was bringing Himself even closer to humanity, laying the groundwork for the Third and final Temple—an age that will synthesize G-d’s presence inside our hearts and minds and in the world around us in a totally new reality: the Era of Moshiach."   In becoming the first of the prodigal sons to return to the Kingdom -- "...the firstborn among many brethren" (Rom 8:29 KJV) -- he became Master of The Way, and God bestowed upon him the highest place of honor.   And the fact that the Christian world does not even understand the reality portrayed in achieving the Final Stage of Birth, totally alienates them from not only the true meaning and essence of the Gospel Teachings, but of the very Promise of Life that is the Original Objective of the teachings of TheWay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do You Want Peace?

If you want Peace, you can have it -- but only if you demand Truth and are willing to follow through till you receive it.   

What the foregoing Prophecy means, is that there is absolutely nothing that I can write to you that will make you (1) understand what actually transpired at the beginning of our Common Era when the historical man Jesus and his disciples walked the face of the earth; (2) and because the modern Church has all but abandoned what the Apostle Paul portrayed as the "milk" of the Gospel -- with the objective of applying the concepts of the "milk" to bring about a condition of higher spiritual maturity --  there is virtually nothing that I could possibly write that would enable you to comprehend your own higher soul-reality.    When Paul writes that if he attempted to convey to you the spiritual meaning of the Gospel, the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom, that you would reject and dismiss his every utterance as "foolishness" -- i.e., “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned”. -- then what could I possibly write that the original biblical authors could not -- and that the man Jesus could not teach and convey to the hearers in the common crowd of listeners who were portrayed as being "without"

Every day I observe Christians who -- through their blind choices and actions, end up consigning their lives not only to suffering and tribulation -- but also the shroud of dark ignorance resulting from their own self-imposed spiritual disenfranchisement brought about by their lack of spiritual understanding.  When the Psalmist speaks of journeying though the "shadow of the valley of death",  his reference was to the people of this world who Jesus portrayed as the walking dead -- i.e., “Another disciple said to him, Lord, first let me go and bury my father. But Jesus told him, Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead” (Matt 8:21-22 NIV).    Paul, who is portrayed as the Apostle of Faith, warned the baptized Christians “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV).   Thus, if Paul's concept of salvation was one of faith without the necessary change in mindset and lifestyle associated with "...mortify the deeds of the body", then he would never have made such a statement.   And if faith and belief apart from the necessary changes in thinking, mindset and lifestyle was all that was needed to fulfill the promise of the Gospel, then he never would have warned: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).     Thus, the question that every Christian should ask: Why did Paul make such a statement?   Because the original Gospel teachings in their original form was one of spiritual transformation -- and those who willfully sin after coming to the knowledge of the Gospel message are not only unbelievers and apostates to the teachings of the Gospels, but in Paul's words these counterfeit believers crucify the Son of God afresh -- and, in total opposition to what the Churches preach today, "...there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries."  

Can Christians forfeit their Covenant?   What does the Apostle of faith say?   To the Romans he warns: "Do not be arrogant, but be afraid.  For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.  Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off" (Rom 11:20-22 NIV).    Thus, there is simply no basis for the modern Christian dogma that is prevalent in the Church that salvation is the free gift of proclaiming one's faith and belief in the one time sacrifice of Jesus.   And that one's actions after this proclamation of faith does not in any measure impact what Christians see as the free gift of salvation, is totally rejected by Paul himself.     Moreover, because that segment of the Church which portrayed itself as Orthodox entered into a covenant with Pagan Rome -- installing the emperor who refused to even be baptized as the head of the Church -- and in a state of absolute arrogance, hunted down and murdered all sincere spiritual Christians and original Ebionite Nazirenes who did not accept the religious doctrines of the emperor -- even editing and corrupting the very words of God spoken to mankind -- the Church has not only been "cut off" -- but the Christians themselves dwell in a Spiritual Diaspora under the cloud of spiritual ignorance. 

The Hand of God has taken away the freewill of Christians in the same manner as the fate that befell the Jews at the time of Jesus.   The Bible does not state that the Jews rejected Jesus -- but rather, that God forced them to reject Jesus.   In the same way that it was said of the Jews who rejected Jesus: Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him…”, because the Christians rejected God in a parallel manner as when the Jews were carried off and made slaves in ancient Babylon, the hearts and minds of the mainstream Christians have been hardened and blinded to the Word of God and the Kingdom.   Why did many of the Jews reject Jesus?    Because their hearts were hardened, and their eyes blinded, and the Hand of God working upon them did not permitted them to see and understand the Truth.   And this is easily demonstrated in the words: For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere: ‘He has blinded their eyes and deadened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts’” (John 12:37-40 NIV).   Paul warned the Christians to be afraid -- i.e., “Do not be arrogant, but be afraid” (Rom 11:20 NIV) -- stating that if they failed to keep the foundational requirements of the Covenant, that they would be cast away in the manner of the Jews -- i.e., “For if God did not spare the natural Jewish branches, he will not spare you either… Otherwise, you also will be cut off” (Rom 11:21-22 NIV). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  The Knowing and enlightened biblical authors warned that you -- the reader -- will not believe or accept a single thing that I will write and say to you (see Mystery Of The Gospel)!   The Lord himself warned that as a servant of the Most High, that you would cast me out of your Churches.   In like manner, it has been predicted that your clergy and authorities will condemn me as a heretic.   And even suggest that killing me would be doing a good service.     Why?   Because, unlike those who tell you what you want to hear, I am bound to tell you the truth.   Which raises the question: Do you want to hear the truth?   Or do you only want to hear what confirms and supports what you have already come to believe?   While with effort, the Truth can be proven beyond any doubt -- while the traditions and dogma of men require blind belief and unquestioned faithfulness.   And when rightly understood, the Gospel was given unto man to prove the Truth -- the Truth that sets the lost prodigal sons and daughters free -- by being consciously restored to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination. 

The plight of man is seen in the fact that we are all born ignorant and unknowing -- and in your present spiritually immature condition, the biblical authors have warned that you will reject the higher reality of your own soul and the mysteries of the Kingdom as utter "foolishness"!   And as the Apostle stated, so long as you remain in this immature and elementary condition -- adhering to the thinking, dogmatic philosophical explanations and traditions of carnal men -- you will not be able to bring about the necessary state of spiritual maturity -- and therefore, you will remain in an undeveloped spiritually impotent condition, and unable to fulfill the intended purpose and objectives of the Gospel message and teachings!

What are the Original Gospel objectives?  As the lost prodigal sons, you each have the potential to know all things -- be all that the children of God has the inherent potential to be -- overcome any obstacle -- scale any mountain -- because you are limitless in your true reality.   Therefore, the Gospel Message was given unto man in order to empower him -- enabling him to evolve to a state of spiritual maturity -- which would provide the means for the lost prodigal son to escape the clutches of what is portrayed as the Citizen of this, the Far Country -- thereby enabling the prodigal son to break free of the shackles of human suffering and spiritual ignorance, and return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination from which he originally emerged (see GateOfEden.com).   

From a Gospel perspective, you are very much the lost prodigal son or daughter who at one time dwelt with the Heavenly Father in the Kingdom as portrayed in the parable -- and you don't remember how and why you began your journey, because you presently dwell in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of Mind and Being.  The only problem is that you must overcome and accomplish achieving your true potential, while you are in the body-vessel and physically alive in this world.   Didn't your elder brother Jesus state that his followers and believers will perform even greater works than he did?   And in confirmation of the validity of these words, I have been sent to convey to you how to bring this condition of spiritual maturity about in your present life.    

You will rightly say: I believe!   And yet, I can't do what Jesus did!   Why?  That the Good News of the Gospel is merely the beginning, is seen in Paul's statement that after personally teaching the congregation at Corinth -- stating that “I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way -- in all your speaking and in all your knowledge -- because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed” (1 Cor 1:4-7 NIV).   Which means that even though Paul taught and conveyed to the congregation of Christians all knowledge concerning what Paul portrayed as the "testimony of Christ" -- to the degree that he attested to the fact that they "...do not lack any spiritual gift" that can be bestowed to a faith-based believer -- it is also clear that they were somehow awaiting for what Paul portrayed as the "...Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed”.    Which invokes the question: If they had already been taught the Good News in the form of what Paul portrayed as the "testimony of Christ" -- and were not lacking in "...any spiritual gift" -- then what, exactly, were they still lacking?     

In the second chapter of the very same Epistle, Paul warns these believers who he had personally given all knowledge and the  "testimony of Christ" to, that there were important levels to the teachings of Jesus and theWay.   Thus, Paul writes: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).  Spiritually discerned means that this important body of Knowledge that can only be received by the mature seeker, must be "...spiritually discerned” and taught directly by God!   "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me" (John 6:45 NKJ) -- and not taught or brought to Christ in the manner of the faith-based Christians who Paul revealed what he portrayed as the "testimony of Christ" -- but rather, what Paul was referencing in his statement that the believers at Corinth who had been  "...enriched in every way ...in all your knowledge ...because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you" was still lacking in the ability to discern and learn the knowledge that can only be imparted to those who have achieved the necessary spiritual maturity which Paul portrays as when "...Christ [will] be revealed” -- not by the "testimony" of man --  but by one's entrance into the Kingdom where the seeker/disciple enters and learns in the Presence Of Christ as their ONLY TEACHER AND REVEALER OF TRUTH.

That the Spiritual Meaning of the Gospel can only be revealed directly by God to those who travail in TheWay and bring about a condition of Spiritual Maturity -- a condition which has virtually nothing in common with what Paul portrays as having received the "testimony" of Christ and "him crucified" -- is seen in the fact that Paul then goes on and warns these believers of a natural mind who were baptized and dedicated to Christ: “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1 NAS).  Thus, this congregation of confirmed believers who Paul personally taught the "testimony of Christ" and the Good News, could only be taught what Paul portrayed as the entry-level doctrine of Jesus Christ and him crucified (1 Cor 2:2), because they were not yet spiritual men -- but rather, they were men of flesh and still very much “babes in Christ”.  Paul then explains that: “I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able” (1 Cor 3:2 NAS). 

What should be troubling to the modern believer is that Paul openly admits that the baptized and confirmed Christians at Corinth -- believers who had accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior and received the gifts of the laying on of hands and speaking in tongues -- believers who were not taught by preachers and priests, but the Apostle himself -- were not yet able to understand and comprehend what Paul referred to as the Mysteries of the Gospel of God.   Moreover, Paul went as far as to state to the body of believers that if he was to even attempt to convey to them the true spiritual meaning of the Gospel, that they would utterly reject what he stated as "foolishness".   Why?   Paul states that the Christians who he had personally taught and instructed into the Good News of the Gospel, were yet too carnal in their thinking, mindset and lifestyle, to comprehend the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God.   Thus, Paul stated: "And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.   I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal..." (1 Cor 3:1-3 KJV).  

If it is true that Paul could not speak openly about the true meaning of the Gospel to the Christian who he had himself instructed because of their carnal condition of mind and being -- to the degree that these same Christians would reject what an enlightened Paul knew as "foolishness" from their carnal perspective of self and life -- would it be any less true that modern carnal Christians would be any different than those who Paul personally taught?    Could modern Christians who are carnal in their thinking, mindset and lifestyle, comprehend what the very people who Paul himself taught were incapable of understanding?   And to ignore the foregoing facts which are drawn straight from the pages of the New Testament, is a delusional self-deception on the part of the Christian world. 

From a biblical perspective: When Jesus taught the people using the enigma of parables that allegorically concealed what he called the Sacred Secrets of the Kingdom, his disciples who had received all truths revealed to them plainly, asked him: Why do you teach them with parables?  What they were asking Jesus is why he did not -- or could not -- speak plainly to them?  And thus, Jesus answered his disciples and explained:  “Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand” (Mark 4:11-12 KJV).   Those who are portrayed throughout the Gospels as being "without", are those who dwell in what Jesus called the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- and because they dwell "without [the House in the] outer darkness", they are incapable of perceiving and understanding anything beyond the base vibratory frequencies of the earth.  The disciples, on the other hand, had abandoned the ways of this world, and were able to spiritually receive the Knowledge of the Sacred Secrets of the Kingdom.   Instead of the word "mystery", the NIV Bible translates this word the "secret" of the Kingdom of God -- i.e., "The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!'" (Mark 4:11-12 NIV) -- that word translated secret, is the same word translated mystery, and makes reference to an esoteric knowledge that is beyond man's organic comprehension.   Yet, in a state of spiritual denial, the modern Church attempts to ignore the implications of what these words convey.    In explanation of the above words of Jesus, the Wycliffe Commentary writes that: “…the initiate was instructed in the esoteric teaching... which was not revealed to outsiders… The mystery of the kingdom in its ultimate development is the full-orbed message of the Gospel (Rom 16:25-26). The purpose of parables was to instruct the initiates without revealing the items of instruction to the ones who were without. This is in keeping with the Biblical principle that spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual...” 

If, as openly stated above, it is true that Jesus taught disciple-initiates differently than the multitude of people who he portrayed as being "...outside", then a true seeker must conclude that every article of faith promoted by the Church today, would have to be totally re-evaluated.    Thus the question: What was Jesus stating with respect to why he spoke in parables?   To ignore this question, is to reject the whole foundational objective and revelation of the Bible.   Jesus was stating that only those who become separate from the thinking and ways of this world, and became true disciples of Messiah/Christ, are able to perceive and understand the secrets of the Kingdom of God -- and in the Greek language, this sacred Knowledge is called Gnosis.   Why Gnosis?   Because the word Gnosis portrays the Divine Manna or Knowledge received directly from the Logos/Son of God -- and it cannot be received or comprehended by the carnally minded people of this world.   It is therefore very much as portrayed above -- "...That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand”.  And by the very meaning of the word that is being presented that cannot be revealed "...to ordinary mortals.  A hidden or secret thing, not obvious to the understanding" -- it is of the utmost importance to recognize that what is being conveyed is the fact that "...spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual...”.   Why?   Because man in his organic or "natural" condition of mind, has yet to develop the facilities of mind necessary to receive and comprehend this higher spiritual knowledge that the biblical authors are making reference to.    And this fact of human life that everyone must eventually come to terms with, is demonstrated in the Gospel of Thomas in the saying: (17) Jesus said, "I shall give you what no eye has seen and what no ear has heard and what no hand has touched and what has never occurred to the human mind."   It is not that either Jesus or the disciples wanted to hide or conceal higher spiritual facts and realities from anyone -- but rather, the organic human mind which is limited by the three-dimensional consciousness and vibratory spectrum of thought of the physical body, simply is incapable of comprehending any thoughts, impressions and realities beyond what the organic human body/mind will accommodate, without evolving through the process of transformation that was -- and remains -- the primary objective of the Gospel message and teachings.  

The early Christian Valentinius quoted Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians when he made reference to Gnosis Kardias -- or, the enlightened eyes of the heart.   "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints" (Eph 1:18).   And that Paul wanted very much to speak about the Mystery of the Gospel to the Ephesians, but could not, is the reason he portrayed himself as an ambassador in bonds: "And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak" (see Eph 6:19-20).   Which provokes the question: How did a seeker/disciple obtain these enlightened eyes of the heart?   Very briefly, by fulfilling the role of one who has been set aside for the Lord -- in many parables, often portrayed as a virgin who awaits the Lord with the oil of purification -- and by becoming the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower And The Seed that permits the necessary expansion of the facilities of mind to be brought about, which enables the seeker/disciple to be taught by the Indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet.   And in the same way that in the parable of the ten virgins it was said to those who had failed to prepare themselves with the oil of purification that "Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you" -- even though they believed and had called upon the Lord and was awaiting his coming, this reality of the believer who has failed to prepare himself is further explored in the early Christian scripture known as the Shepherd of Hermas.  

In the introduction of the early Christian writing known as the Shepard of Hermas, it is written: “The Pastor of Hermas was one of the most popular books, if not the most popular book, in the Christian Church during the second, third, and fourth centuries... In ancient times two opinions prevailed in regard to the authorship. The most widely spread was, that the Pastor of Hermas was the production of the Hermas mentioned in the Epistle to the Romans. Origen states this opinion distinctly, and it is repeated by Eusebius and Jerome”.   If, then, it is true that the Pastor of Hermas was one of the most important scriptural authorities over the first four centuries, then we can use it in our endeavor to better understand the essence of early Christian thought.   What the Shepherd of Hermas has to say is very important to us today, because it represents the scriptural tradition that was taught directly to the faithful flock by the Apostles of Christ.  Thus, on the nature of scripture, in the Shepherd we find: “I am senseless, sir, say I, and do not understand these parables. For how she can crush out, and on the other hand save, I do not perceive. Listen, says he. Those who have never searched for the truth, nor investigated the nature of the Divinity, but have simply believed, when they devote themselves to and become mixed up with business, and wealth, and heathen friendships, and many other actions of this world, do not perceive the parables of Divinity; for their minds are darkened by these actions, and they are corrupted and become dried up. Even as beautiful vines, when they are neglected, are withered up by thorns and divers plants, so men who have believed, and have afterwards fallen away into many of those actions above mentioned, go astray in their minds, and lose all understanding in regard to righteousness; for if they hear of righteousness, their minds are occupied with their business, and they give no heed at all. Those, on the other hand, who have the fear of God, and search after Godhead and truth, and have their hearts turned to the Lord, quickly perceive and understand what is said to them, because they have the fear of the Lord in them. For where the Lord dwells, there is much understanding. Cleave, then, to the Lord, and you will understand and perceive all things”.

The message that is very clear from this early Christian writing is that it is impossible to mature spiritually, while attempting to divide oneself between the two worlds.   In our present day culture we are living proof as to the validity of the wisdom that is portrayed in this writing -- i.e., one cannot perceive the true meaning of the parables and the inner significance of the historical narrative of the scriptures, while one devotes their lives to their “business, and wealth, and heathen friendships, and many other actions of this world” -- which would include the whole array of addictions provided by all the many leisure’s and entertainments that captivate and control our every-day lives.   Further, do we truly do unto others as we would want others to do unto us -- i.e., do we send our children (the souls who were placed in our care) off to government secularized schools to become imbued with the thinking, mindset and lifestyle of the heathen culture in which we presently live?   

In the Shepherd of Hermas a reference is made to a tower, of which it is written: “And the tower, I asked, what does it mean? This tower, he replied, is the Church. And these virgins, who are they? They are Holy Spirits, and men cannot otherwise be found in the kingdom of God unless these have put their clothing upon them: for if you receive the name only, and do not receive from them the clothing, they are of no advantage to you. For these virgins are the powers of the Son of God. If you bear His name but possess not His power, it will be in vain that you bear His name”.    In understanding what is written, it is most important for us to be aware of the continual message found in the words: “If you bear His name but possess not His power, it will be in vain that you bear His name”.   Thus, if you call yourselves Christian, but fail to purify and develop your mind and body from the defilements of this world -- and do not possess the true Knowledge of the Spiritual Christ -- and have not yourselves inherited the same higher powers of mind that the Son of God promised all his followers would possess -- then “it will be in vain that you bear His name”.   And again, this is demonstrated in the words spoken to those who believed upon the coming of the Lord, and even called upon his name, but had failed to bring with them the oil of purification, where it was stated: "Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you" 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Religion vs Philosophy

 Christians generally feel secure in the belief that they are believers in good standing because they have faith and belief in the historical man Jesus.   Their reasoning is that Jesus is God -- that the sacrifice on the cross exempted them from the requirements of the Law of Moses in the Old Testament -- and all that is required is to believe.   Modern Christians are not at all accustomed to thinking in terms of spiritual requirements that are in many ways even more strict than the Old Testament -- i.e., "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.  I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.  Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matt 5:17-20).   Therefore the question must be posed: What are these more strict requirements that Christians are responsible to keep and observe, that goes beyond the requirements of the Law of Moses?  
Christians are not at all prepared to either contemplate or fulfill the original purpose and requirements of the Gospel teachings of TheWay.   The Church has been do anchored by manmade dogma -- mentally alienated from the original Gospel precepts -- and spiritually disenfranchised from the higher reality of the Kingdom that Jesus taught was within them -- that when they do encounter the original teachings and concepts, they immediately reject these teachings as heresy!!!  The above noted Shepherd of Hermas which was the most used and important scripture to the pre-Nicene Church, has absolutely no place among modern Christians.   Thus, the question must be posed: Is this because the Church has drawn closer to the original teachings?   Or is it because manmade dogma became infused into the thinking of the Church?  

History has demonstrated conclusively that the Church became very pagan when it became a puppet of Rome beginning in the fourth century.   Proof of this is seen in the Reformation.   Prior to the time-frame of Martin Luther and John Calvin, both faith and works were a requirement.   But Luther created what can rightly be portrayed as a reactionary doctrine that was the result of the Corruption of the Middle Age Church.    Corruption to the degree that Luther wrote in a letter to Pope Leo X on September 6th, 1520, about the Christianity of his day, that the church, “…once the holiest of all, has become the most licentious den of thieves, the most shameless of all brothels, the kingdom of sin, death, and hell. It is so bad that even Antichrist himself, if he should come, could think of nothing to add to its wickedness” (Quoted in: The Great Thoughts; compiled by George Seldes).   And in reaction to this massive corruption, Luther created a doctrine that the believer was saved by faith alone -- regardless of actions.   To the degree that it could even be said that Luther encouraged sin, as demonstrated in his statement: "Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong, but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world.  We will commit sins while we are here, for this life is not a place where justice resides...  No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day." ('Let Your Sins Be Strong, from 'The Wittenberg Project;'  'The Wartburg Segment', translated by Erika Flores, from Dr. Martin Luther's Saemmtliche Schriften, Letter No. 99, 1 Aug. 1521).   Martin Luther even went as far as to state that those who attempted to live a sinless life, were themselves turned out of the way -- as seen in the words: "Those pious souls who do good to gain the Kingdom of Heaven not only will never succeed, but they must even be reckoned among the impious; and it is more important to guard them against good works than against sin."  (Wittenberg, VI, 160, quoted by O'Hare, in 'The Facts About Luther, TAN Books, 1987, p. 122)

Because the Synoptic Gospels did not at all agree with the thinking and theology of Martin Luther, he outright rejected the Gospel accounts of Matthew, Mark and Luke -- as well as many of the Epistles.   But what Luther failed to grasp is that when Paul stated that salvation was by faith and not the works of the Law -- what Paul was correctly stating was the the Law is Spiritual, and there is no salvation in the outward ritual observation of the tenets of the Law of Moses which was embraced by the Sadducees and Pharisees.   But to imagine, as Luther did, that Paul was stating that salvation is by faith apart from the believers actions and the manner in which they lived their lives, is pure spiritual ignorance.   And this is easily demonstrated in Paul's statement: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).   Why did Paul make such a statement?   Because the original Gospel teachings in their original form was one of spiritual transformation -- and those who willfully sin after coming to the knowledge of the Gospel message are not only unbelievers and apostates to the teachings of the Gospels, but in Paul's words these counterfeit believers crucify the Son of God afresh -- and, in total opposition to what the Churches preach, "...there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries."   These, and other such spiritual concepts, were totally unacceptable to the fourth century heathen Church of Rome -- and while these few passages continue to exist, the scriptures were corrupted (see http://BibleCorruption.com ) in order to make the Gospels support the doctrines of a series of Roman Emperors who ruled over the Church from the fourth century onward.     That the Church has abandoned the original teachings of Jesus -- to the degree that when it is proven that the fourth century Church even edited and corrupted the very words of God spoken to man (see http://TheTenWords.com ) -- means that until the Church itself repents of this great sin against the Holy Spirit, they will remain under a cloud of ignorance in an exiled state in a Spiritual Diaspora.   What does the Apostle of faith say?   To the Romans he warns: "Do not be arrogant, but be afraid.  For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.  Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off" (Rom 11:20-22 NIV).    Because the Christians entered into a covenant with Pagan Rome -- installing the emperor as the head of the Church -- and in a state of absolute arrogance, hunted down and murdered all sincere spiritual Christians and original Ebionite Nazirenes who did not accept the religious doctrines of the emperor -- even editing and corrupting the very words of God spoken to mankind -- the Church has not only been "cut off" -- but the Christians themselves dwell in a Spiritual Diaspora under the cloud of spiritual ignorance.   

This assertion of Paul that if a Christian knowingly sins after baptism and receiving the Word of the Gospel cannot be forgiven, is supported in the Shepherd of Hermas -- as stated in the Encyclopedia Britannica "The Shepherd records five visions experienced by Hermas, and it is named for the angel of repentance who appeared in the fifth vision dressed as a shepherd. In addition, the work contains 12 mandates (moral commandments) and 10 similitudes (parables). The basic theme is that post-baptismal sin can be forgiven at least once and that a day of repentance is coming, after which sins cannot be forgiven."    Thus, the question: Can this be true?   In what is portrayed as the original ending of the Gospel of Mark which states:  "This Age of lawlessness and unbelieving lies under the sway of Satan, who will not allow what lies under the unclean spirits to understand the truth and power of God; therefore, they said to Christ, reveal your righteousness now. Christ answered them, The term of years for Satan's power has now expired, but other terrors are at hand. I was delivered to death on behalf of sinners, that they might return to the truth and sin no more, that they might inherit that glory of righteousness which is spiritual and imperishable in heaven" (Moffatt, quoting Gospel Of Mark in Codex W; Also quoted by St. Jerome as being the authentic ending of the Gospel of Mark).   But is this any different than the statement of Paul in Romans: "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?" (Rom 6:1-2,12,16 KJV).   Or the words of Jesus where he states to the man who he had just healed:  "Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" (John 5:14 KJV).   Or the words of the disciple John: "Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God. In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother" (I Jn 3:6-10 NKJ).   And again in the words of Paul:  "But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor" (Gal 2:17-18 KJV).   And with respect to the doctrine of the Church that the partaking of the Eucharist is for the washing away of the sins which the believer committed, Paul states:  "Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep" (1 Cor 11:27-30 NKJ).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

What Was The Original Teachings?

  The Religion Of Roman Emperors: Is the religion of Christianity that is observed today the same as the Original Gospel Message?  Do you believe and follow the teachings of Jesus?  Or do you unknowingly filter what you think you know of these teachings through the dogma of Roman Emperors?   And if the means to prove the validity of your beliefs were presented to you, what would you do?   Would you dismiss the facts that are presented?   Or, would you make the effort to prove the Truth?   The Apostle commands to: “prove all things…” (1 Thes 5:21 KJV).    But would you do if it was demonstrated that you are following the dogma of Rome, and not the Original Teachings of Jesus?   

In presenting you, the reader with some background into proving the Truth, let us first examine the historical perspective: Sadly, the historical facts have proven beyond any doubt that (1) the modern Church has absolutely nothing in common with the original teachings of Jesus; (2) the modern dogmatic Church does not at all represent the purpose and objectives of the original teachings; (3) contrary to the modern doctrinal positions, it is easily demonstrated that the dogmatic blank-check of salvation is easily proven to be a fraud (see TheLie.org ).  How can I make such a statement?   Because once the facts are known, what is practiced today is very much The Religion Of Roman Emperors.   To what degree is this true?   In a recent interview with Christianity Today Brian McLaren made the very informed statement that: "One of the problems is that the average Christian in the average church who listens to the average Christian broadcasting has such an oversimplified understanding of both the Bible and of church history - it would be deeply disturbing for them to really learn about church history."    So disturbing, that the vast majority of modern Christians would literally run Jesus out of their Churches as a heretic -- calling him an impostor -- and not even recognize the purpose and objectives of the original teachings of Jesus known as TheWay.    

When biblical scholar and Dead Sea Scroll expert A. Powell Davies attempted to warn the Christian world that “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” -- what source and originality was he making reference to?   Worse yet, Edmund Wilson, an expert who worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls, further raised the question as to what difference it makes if “Jesus... had been trained in the discipline and imbued with the thought of a certain Jewish sect, and that he had learned from it the role that he afterwards lived...” (The Scrolls From The Dead Sea) -- to the uninformed and unknowing believer, it makes all the difference in the world!   If there is any truth to the statement that Jesus learned and was groomed by a mystical sect of Jewish Gnostics known as Essenes -- and he was a man approved by God, rather that the personification of God -- i.e., as stated by Peter: "Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know--Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death" (Acts 2:22-23 NKJ) -- which merely represents one of the many verses of scripture which portrays Jesus as a man who was approved by God -- through whom God performed works and miracles as signs to the people -- then the worship of this man as God is pure idolatry. 

If Jesus was indeed an Essene who lived a holy and consecrated life, fulfilling the Law within himself so completely, that he became One with the Logos/Son of God at his baptism as stated by all Church Authorities prior to the fourth century Nicene Council held by the Roman Emperor Constantine (see The Ten Words), then the Adam Clark Bible Commentary is correct when it states that "...the whole Christian system is vain and baseless"!!!      And to confirm this factual reality, another scholar and expert Prof. John Allegro stated that the Dead Sea Scrolls provide overwhelming evidence that “...may upset a great many basic teachings of the Christian Church.   This in turn would greatly upset many Christian Theologians and believers.   The heart of the matter is, in fact, the source and originality of Christian doctrine” -- what the biblical scholars confirmed is the fact that the dogmatic doctrines and theology of the Church has virtually nothing in common with the core teachings and objectives of the Original Gospel Message of the Good News!   But in view of the fact that the original followers of Jesus were all hunted down as heretics because they refused to accept the religion of the emperor, it should come as no surprise that I make the statement that modern Christianity has virtually nothing in common with both the pre-Nicene Church (325CE), or the original teachings of TheWay.  

In one of the latest assaults upon the Church with the sword of historical facts (The Jesus Papers : Exposing the Greatest Cover-Up in History), author Michael Baigent poses the question: "What if everything you think you know about Jesus is wrong?"    And the basis of his book is in the description: "As a religious historian and a leading expert in the field of arcane knowledge, Baigent has unequaled access to hidden archives, secret societies, Masonic records, and the private collections of antiquities traders and their moneyed clients."    But perhaps even more revealing is presented in one of the author's previous books entitled The Dead Sea Scroll Deception, where a Publishers Review states of the book: "For the lay reader, this crystalline, well-documented work offers substantive evidence that for more than 40 years a small coterie of Catholic scholars established a stranglehold on access to the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were discovered in the Qumran caves east of Jerusalem in 1947. Baigent and Leigh ( Holy Blood, Holy Grail ) claim that the elite group had direct links to official Vatican propaganda offices, that at least two among them were outspoken anti-Semites, and that they suppressed material that connects early Christianity to the Qumran community as well as to the zealous defenders of the fortress of Masada. Drawing on the findings of independent Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Robert Eisenman of California State University, the authors advance startling theories that should change the way we view ancient Judaism and nascent Christianity..."

While there are sincere and dedicated Christians who strive daily to serve the Lord.  Very often they are the most giving and kindest people you will encounter -- often doing good for the sake of doing good.   And while doing good for the sake of doing good is Godly, the problem is seen in the fact that sincerity alone cannot fulfill the objective stated by the Apostle Paul that each Christian should move on towards spiritual maturity.   Why?   Because they have been severely hindered by the dogmatic opium of Roman Emperors that has undermined the Gospel Message with the suppression of important teachings, and the corruption of the scriptures (see BibleCorruption.com ).  But this was foreseen by the Apostle Paul when he wrote that there would come a day in the near future where the Church which portrays itself as Christian will worship the AntiChrist in place of God (see The Church Of The AntiChrist).  With respect to the statement of Paul, the Adam Clark Commentary writes: “[Except there come a falling away first] We have the original word apostasia in our word apostasy; and by this term we understand a dereliction of the essential principles of religious truth, either a total abandonment of Christianity itself, or such a corruption of its doctrines as renders the whole system completely inefficient to salvation.   Or, as stated by John Wesley, Paul was portraying "...that fatal period when the Emperor Constantine called himself a Christian; From this time onward - the Christians had no more of the Spirit of Christ than the heathens...." (Wesley's Works, vol 7, Sermon 89, pp. 26-27).  

From an historical perspective, the perfect example of the clergy of the third century is that of Paul Of Samosata (see Typical Orthodox Clergy), where Edward Gibbon writes in his The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire that Paul "...may serve to illustrate the condition and character of the times ...Paul considered the service of the church as a very lucrative profession ...Against those who resisted his power, or refused to flatter his vanity, the prelate of Antioch was arrogant, rigid, and inexorable; but he relaxed the discipline, and lavished the treasures of the church on his dependent clergy, who were permitted to imitate their master in the gratification of every sensual appetite. For Paul indulged himself very freely in the pleasures of the table, and he had received into the Episcopal palace two young and beautiful women, as the constant companions of his leisure moments".   Thus, Paul of Samosata who Gibbon states is merely an example of the clergy who portrayed themselves as Orthodox, corrupted the teachings and the very spiritual objectives of the Gospel -- i.e., "...Laymen were told by the priests that only the priests really knew what was necessary for salvation and that laymen must accept the "mysteries" on faith and on the priests' authority. This kept the laity baffled by the nonsensical "mysteries", confused, and dependent on the priests for information about the requirements for salvation."

While non-Roman Catholics will respond to the above by countering that they have rejected the dogma of the priests, and they derive their beliefs directly from the New Testament Gospels.   Yet, when the Church of Constantine endeavored to make the teachings of the Gospels in sync with fourth century Roman Pagan thought and culture, to ignore the facts with respect to the manner in which the corrupters of the Word recreated the message of the scriptures in order to make it compatible to church doctrine, is to make oneself disingenuous to the very Son of God to whom we proclaim to be faithful to.  The truth and the facts to the matter is very clearly expressed in the words of Prof. Bart D. Ehrman in his book, The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture, where he warns us that: "...theological disputes, specifically disputes over Christology, prompted Christian scribes to alter the words of scripture in order to make them more serviceable for the polemical task. Scribes modified their manuscripts to make them more patently ‘orthodox’ and less susceptible to ‘abuse’ by the opponents of orthodoxy" -- which orthodoxy was to bring the text of the Bible into conformity with the doctrines and tenets of the Church of the Roman Emperor Constantine. To close our hearts and minds to the facts, and ignore the truth, is from a New Covenant perspective synonymous with relinquishing any claim whatsoever with respect to being a follower of Jesus.

When did the corruption of the scriptures begin?   There is strong evidence which confirms the charge that the Gospels were corrupted as soon as they were given into the hands of many of the Gentile Churches.   Something which no sincere believer today should take lightly is the charge against Christians by Celsus, the second century Epicurean philosopher, who alleged that: "Certain Christians, like men who are overcome by the fumes of wine and care not in the least what they say, alter the original text of the Gospels so that they admit of various and almost indefinite readings. And this, I suppose, they have done out of worldly policy, so that when we press an argument home, they might have the more scope for their pitiful evasions".   Celsus concludes that because of the wholesale rewriting and corruption of the text of the scriptures, that this fraud has made all of Christianity a bogus lie: "It is clear to me that the writings of the Christians are a lie, and that your fables are not well-enough constructed to conceal this monstrous fiction: I have even heard that some of your interpreters, as if they had just come out of a tavern, are onto the inconsistencies and, pen in hand, alter the originals writings, three, four and several more times over in order to be able to deny the contradictions in the face of criticism." (R.J.Hoffmann's Celsus: On The True Doctrine, Oxford University Press, 1987).   

What teachings were removed from the Gospels?   From a spiritual perspective, the most important.    Moreover, when that segment of the Church which portrayed itself as Orthodox entered into a covenant with the Emperor Constantine, they used the most corrupted versions of the New Testament as a starting point, and then further corrupted the text in order to make it support the tenets of Pagan Rome.    But herein lies the problem: If the Gospels were corrupted -- with many of the most important spiritual teachings edited or removed in order to make them support the tenets of Pagan Rome -- then how can the modern Christian even begin to know the Truth?   The answer is found in the words:  “Then many of the Jewish leaders who heard him say these things began believing him to be the Messiah. Jesus said to them, 'You are truly my disciples if you live as I tell you to, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free’” (John 8:30-32 TLB).    And if we augment this statement with the text of the that translation known as The Message, we can begin to understand the solution to the dilemma -- i.e., "If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure.  Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you."   The key message is in the words that the seeker must "live out what [Jesus taught] ...then you will experience for yourselves the truth".   And in this respect, the Law is that you can never possess any greater Truth than you are willing to live and manifest in your daily life.   So while it is true that the Gospel was corrupted in order to make it support the dogma of the Emperor Constantine and Pagan Rome, it is also true that with the restoral of the suppressed teachings and a desire on the part of Christians to "live out what [Jesus taught] , there is the promise of the Gospel that "...you will experience for yourselves the truth".
With the corrupting of the biblical texts and the hunting down of the Spiritual Christians as heretics because they refused to adhere to the dogma of Pagan Rome, the 4th century Church of Constantine put to death the Spirit of the Church (see The Corruption Of The Church).   Yet, it's Spiritual Castration which totally alienated all generations of future Christian believers from comprehending even what was left of a corrupted and spiritually sanitized New Testament (see Bible Corruption), was implemented in the 6th century.   As an example of how the Christian world was literally forced to adhere to the dogma of the emperors, when the doctrine of the pre-existent soul was outlawed by the Emperor Justinian, the Britannica confirms that the emperor then forced his will upon the Church when he "...banished the pope to Egypt , and afterwards to an island, until he accepted the Council, which he ultimately did" (see http://Ebionite.com/reincarnation.htm ).    After relenting to the will of the emperor, and finely accepting the decree of the emperor after seven months of imprisonment, it is reported that the pope met with an untimely death before he could even return to the Vatican.   

What are the historical facts with respect to why modern Christians believe in the manner that they do at present?   Quoting from the Dissociation.com web site at Reincarnation Human Consciousness Is Eternal

 

"In the early centuries of Christian history, many battles were waged over issues of doctrine, church councils being convened to settle disputes. In the sixth century Emperor Justinian declared war against the followers of Origen. At Justinian's instigation it appears that a local synod, which convened in Constantinople in the year 543, condemned the teachings of Origen, and ten years later, in 553, Justinian issued his anathemas against Origen, possibly submitting them for final ratification to an extra-conciliary or unofficial session of the Fifth Ecumenical Council - also called the Second Council of Constantinople. The anathemas cursed, among other teachings of Origen, the doctrine of the pre-existence of the soul. The Catholic Encyclopedia gives some rather astonishing information concerning this Fifth Ecumenical Council, permitting the conclusion, on at least technical grounds, that there is no barrier to belief in reincarnation for Catholic Christians. With the exception of six Western bishops from Africa, the council was attended entirely by Eastern bishops, no representative from Rome being present. Although Pope Vigilius was in Constantinople at the time, he refused to attend. In fact, the Pope was Justinian's prisoner since November of 545, when he had been kidnapped from Rome. The president of the Council was Eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople. 'From the time of Justinian the emperor controlled the patriarch absolutely.'

"There apparently had been intense conflict between Justinian and Pope Vigilius for several years. Violating previous agreements, Justinian in 551 issued an edict against what was known as 'The Three Chapters,' the teachings of three supposed heretics. 'For his dignified protest Vigilius thereupon suffered various personal indignities at the hands of the civil authority and nearly lost his life.' Later, to bring peace between the Eastern and Western branches of the church, this Fifth Ecumenical Council was called. Justinian, however, refused Pope Vigilius' request for equal representation of bishops from the East and West, and summarily convened the council on his own terms; hence the Pope's refusal to attend. When we learn that as many as 165 bishops were present at the final meeting on June 2, only six of whom could possibly be from the West, it can safely be concluded that the voting during all the sessions was very much in Justinian's hands. The Council's 'decrees were received in the East, but long contested in the Western Church, where a schism arose that lasted for seventy years.

Quoting directly from The Catholic Encyclopedia regarding the Fifth Ecumenical Council:
"Were Origen and Origenism anathematized? Many learned writers believe so; and equal number deny that they were condemned; most modern authorities are either undecided or reply with reservations. Relying on the most recent studies on the question it may be held that:  It is certain that the fifth general council was convoked exclusively to deal with the affair of the Three Chapters, and that neither Origen nor Origenism were the cause of it.  It is certain that the council opened on 5 May 553, in spite of the protestations of Pope Vigilius, who though at Constantinople refused to attend it, and that in the eight conciliary sessions (from 5 May to 2 June), the Acts of which we possess, only the questions of the Three Chapters is treated.  Finally it is certain that only the Acts concerning the affair of the Three Chapters were submitted to the pope for his approval, which was given on 8 December, 553, and 23 February, 554.

It is a fact that Popes Vigilius, Pelagius I (556-61), Pelagius II (579-90), Gregory the Great (590-604), in treating the fifth council deal only with the Three Chapters, make no mention of Origenism, and speak as if they did not now of its condemnation.  It must be admitted that before the opening of the council, which had been delayed by the resistance of the pope, the bishops already assembled at Constantinople had to consider, by order of the emperor, a form of Origenism that had practically nothing in common with Origen, but which was held, we know, by one of the Origenist parties in Palestine. . . .  The bishops [at this extra-conciliary session referred to in No. 5 above] certainly subscribed to the fifteen anathemas proposed by the emperor [against Origen]; an admitted Origenist, Theodore of Scythopolin, was forced to retract; but there is no proof that the approbation of the pope, who was at that time protesting against the convocation of the council, was asked."

It is easy to understand how this extra-conciliary sentence was mistaken at a later period for a decree of the actual ecumenical council. (Italics added.) However, one far-reaching result of the mistake still persists, namely, the exclusion from consideration by orthodox Christianity of the teaching of the pre-existence of the soul and, by implication, reincarnation.

In the light of the references to reincarnation in the Bible, and of statements by some of the early Church Fathers, and now of the position of Catholic scholars in disclaiming the crusade against Origen, it is not remarkable that a growing number of the clergy are speaking favorably of the new interest in reincarnation, and are even hoping that this 'lost chord of Christianity' may once more vibrate in harmony with Christ's teaching of hope and responsibility.  Now what do Protestant scholars and theologians say about the supposed condemnation of Origen? Dr. Henry R. Percival writes in A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers.  Did the Fifth synod examine the case of Origen and finally adopt the XV. Anathemas against him which are usually found assigned to it? It would seem that with the evidence now in our possession it would be the height of rashness to give a dogmatic answer to this question. Scholars of the highest repute have taken, and do take today, the opposite sides of the case. . . . To my mind the chief difficulty in supposing these anathematism to have been adopted by the Fifth Ecumenical is that nothing whatever is said about Origen in the call of the council, nor in any letters written in connection with it; all of which would seem unnatural had there been a long discussion upon the matter, and had such an important dogmatic definition been adopted as the XV. anathemas.

 

A wise person would ask the question?  What if the Roman Emperor Justinian was wrong?   With the anathema of the Church Father Origen, the question should be phrased: What if the emperor-politician Justinian was wrong in his condemnation of one of the most saintly and knowledgeable Christians in the history of the Church?   Who was Origen? Origen is called “…the most prominent of all the church fathers” (Encyclopedia. Britannica), and was considered by Jerome to be “the greatest teacher of the Church after the Apostles.” St. Gregory of Nyssa called him “the prince of Christian learning in the Third Century.”   In his Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, by Dr. F. H. Scrivener, one of the ablest of modern-day biblical scholars and critics writes of Origen: “Origen is the most celebrated biblical critic of antiquity. His is the highest name among the critics and expositors of the early Church. He is perpetually engaged in the discussion of various readings of the New Testament, and employs language, in describing the then existing state of the text, which would be deemed strong if applied even to its present condition, after the changes which sixteen more centuries must needs have produced… Seldom have such warmth of fancy and so bold a grasp of mind been united with the lifelong, patient industry which procured for this famous man the honorable appellation of Adamantius.”  The biblical scholar Wescott says of the Church Father Origen that: “We have not yet made good the positions which he marked out as belonging to the domain of Christian philosophy” (Religious Thought In the West, p. 252).

While the vast majority of modern-day Christians will predictably agree with the actions of the emperor who purged and outlawed the teachings on the pre-existent soul from the Church, all this proves is that the thinking and Gospel paradigm of thought of the modern Christian is founded upon the dogma of Roman Emperors -- and, in the words of Brian McLaren, "...it would be deeply disturbing for them" to even be exposed to the original teachings and objectives that Jesus actually taught.   Origen who was the greatest pre-Nicene biblical scholar, based all his theological positions on the scriptures -- but Origen had access to much purer and uncorrupted biblical texts (see Bible Corruption).   Origen lived during a time-frame prior to the dogma of Roman Emperors being forced upon the Church -- at a time prior to when all Christians who opposed the religion of the emperors were hunted down and murdered as heretics.   And unbeknown to most believers today is the fact that, while it is true that most of the modern-day doctrines of the Church was forced upon the Christian world in this same violent manner -- it can be asserted that the vast majority of modern-day believers are all victims of what has come to be known as the Stockholm Syndrome.    And while it can be stated that modern Christians have the Bible as a guide -- and are no longer reliant upon Rome -- the fact of the matter is that even the Protestant Churches received their Bibles directly from the hand of Rome -- after it was edited and corrupted to support the dogma of Roman Emperors who ruled with an iron fist over the acceptable doctrines of the Church (see BibleCorruption.com ).

What set the stage for the sixth century anathema by the Emperor Justinian of those early Christians who embraced the teachings on the pre-existent soul, was the fourth century take-over of the Church by the Roman Emperor Constantine -- who in much the same manner, declared which doctrines of belief the Church would endorse, and then hunted down all who rejected the religion of the emperor as heretics.   Resulting in the reality that the Spiritual Core of Christianity remains virtually unknown today, because of direct government intrusion into the affairs of the Church with respect to acceptable doctrines of belief.   In the same way that in China only those Churches which are approved by the government are permitted -- with dissidents hunted down and imprisoned or even put to death -- so too was the Church that came into being in the fourth century under the direct control of the Roman Emperors.   That the segment of the Church which called itself Orthodox, was a mere puppet of Pagan Rome and had little to nothing in common with the original teachings and objectives of Jesus and TheWay, should come as no surprise to the modern believer in view of the many statements of biblical scholars such as A. Powell Davies who attempted to warn the Christian world that discoveries such as the Dead Sea Scrolls had confirmed what they had suspected and believed all along -- i.e., that the Emperor Constantine and the Pagan Church of Rome created a religion of blind faith and belief where he wrote that: “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” (quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls).   Thus, this long ignored statement prompts us to ask: Why didn't the biblical scholars understand the true origin of Christianity prior to the discovery and examination of the Dead Sea Scrolls?   To answer this question we must consult the findings of Prof. Elaine Pagles who correctly writes: “It is the winners who write history - their way. No wonder, then, that the viewpoint of the successful majority has dominated all traditional accounts of the origin of Christianity… It suggests that these religious debates - questions of the nature of God, or of Christ - simultaneously bear social and political implications that are crucial to the development of Christianity as an institutional religion. In simplest terms, ideas which bear implications contrary to that development come to be labeled as heresy; ideas which implicitly support it become orthodox” (see Pagles, The Gnostic Gospels).   

Why did the Emperor Constantine adopt Christianity as the only approved religion?   What is important to understand is the fact that the universal religion of the Roman Empire was Mithraism -- and in the third century, Mithraism was failing in its purpose as a means for the government to control the people.   In the fourth century Christianity was adopted by the Roman Imperial Government as the official religion of the empire.  Why?  Certainly not because the Roman Emperors and politicians wanted to become Christ-like!  ”When artificial religions have thus failed to provide the imperial regime with the effective religious sanction that it needs”, writes Arnold Toynbee in his An Historians Approach to Religion, ”there is only one alternative left to an Imperial Government. It must place itself under the aegis of some living religion that has arisen spontaneously and cannot be discounted by the Imperial Government’s subjects as being a cult manufactured by the imperial authorities. In the Roman Empire both these necessary conditions were filled conspicuously by Christianity...”  The Empire was not converted over to the religion of Jesus -- but rather, the Gospels were corrupted (see http://BibleCorruption.com ) in order to make them better support the tenets of Pagan Rome, and the true Spiritual Christians were then hunted down as heretics in order to convert the religion of Jesus to an acceptable version of quasi-Mithraism.   At its essence, Mithraism was the worship of the sun-god that was born on Dec. 25, and resurrected on Easter.  The day of religious observance was changed from the Sabbath, to Sunday which is the day of the sun -- i.e., sun-worship. The Mass was an integral part of Mithraism.

In not learning the lessons of history, modern believers have overlooked the fact that when despots rule, they not only annihilate all opposition -- but they "...write history - their way" -- and they corrupt and burn whatever writings and documents stand in opposition to their supremacy and rule.   Which means that those doctrines of belief that are today seen as orthodox and promoted by the modern-day Church as being authentic, are themselves drawn from the side of "...political implications that [were] crucial to the development of Christianity as an institutional religion" under the direct control of Pagan Rome.   In the case of the Christian Church beginning in the fourth century, to disagree with the doctrines affirmed by the Emperor Constantine, carried with it the sentence of death.   Thus, Edward Gibbon writes in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: ”Constantine easily believed that the heretics, who presumed to dispute his opinions or to oppose his commands, were guilty of the most absurd and criminal obstinacy... Not a moment was lost in excluding the ministers and teachers of the separated congregations from any share of the rewards and immunities which the emperor had so liberally bestowed on the orthodox clergy. But as the sectaries might still exist under the cloud of royal disgrace, the conquest of the East was immediately followed by an edict which announced their total destruction”.    Thus, in the same way that whoever did not embrace the religion of the emperor met with the sentence of death, whatever scriptures did not conform to the approved version, was immediately destroyed (see http://BibleCorruption.com ).  

Once the Emperor Constantine began to rule over the Church, all opposition was hunted down and eliminated (see Eye Witness Account).   As an example: Perhaps one of the best voices to the institutional take-over of the Church is directly from the lips of the recent EPA official who was forced to resign (see Top EPA Official Resigns) where it is reported:

Armendariz made the original remarks at a local Texas government meeting in 2010. He relayed to the audience what he described as a "crude" analogy he once told his staff about his "philosophy of enforcement."   

"It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer villages in the Mediterranean," he said. "They'd go in to a little Turkish town somewhere, they'd find the first five guys they saw, and they'd crucify them.
"And then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years," he said.
Armendariz went on to say that "you make examples out of people who are, in this case, not complying with the law ... and you hit them as hard as you can" -- to act as a "deterrent" to others.

The term BC with respect to the beginning of our Common Era, should be reevaluated to indicate Before Constantine with respect to the birth of the Christ that is worshiped in the modern Church and promoted by its secularized (Orthodox) dogma.   That the modern-day Christ and the religion of the Church were conceived and born under the dominion of the Roman Emperor Constantine -- and that the dogma of the Church was purely political, in contradistinction to the spiritual foundation of the original teachings -- is demonstrated in the fact that modern Christianity has very little in common with the original objectives of the teachings of TheWay which was to bring about "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”  (see Expansion Of Mind) -- which has absolutely nothing in common with the blind faith dogmatized Church that came into being in the fourth century under the rulership and doctrinal control of Pagan Rome.   But the fact that the modern Christians worship the satanic god of Constantine should come as no surprise, in view of the fact that the Apostle Paul predicted that the worship of the true God would cease, and those who called themselves Christian would instead worship Satan (see The Church of the AntiChrist).   That the objective of what Paul portrays as the god of this world, is to keep the congregation of Christians ignorant and promoters of blind-faith in the spurious doctrines of Pagan Rome, has for the most part continued to inhibit the True Spiritual ReBirth of the Church.   And while pseudo-priests such as Martin Luther convinced the Church to embrace the dogma of faith apart from actions -- to the degree that every tenet of the modern Church is openly condemned in their own New Testament (see The Lie & The Ten Minute Test), the modern believer continues to ignore the scriptures in their allegiance to the dogma of Pagan Rome.   And, just as equally important to understand, is that "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”  has absolutely nothing to do with the expansion of the physical brain -- but rather, both the refinement of the physical body that permits this expansion of mind to be brought about, and the development of those areas which lie under the control of the innate Intuitive Spheres of the Mind that the physical brain does not naturally support.

With the removal of the teachings on the pre-existent soul, the void that was created has had such far ranging implications, that it has become impossible for modern believers and critics alike to even begin to get a valid sense of the original Gospel meaning and objectives.    The modern Church is faith-based -- founded upon blind-faith -- because the reader lacks the necessary tools to even get a sense of the very purpose of the original teachings of TheWay.   And this secular imposed intervention where the Christian world was literally forced to succumb to the decree of a series of emperors, has had the far ranging effect of spiritually castrating the Church.   What the Bible states is that the lives of each person is orchestrated and scripted by the Laws -- and yet, without an understanding of the Laws that the scriptures states controls all events in this world, the very purpose and meaning of life itself will remain a perpetual enigma -- as will the scriptures.   Jesus himself taught that not even a sparrow can “...fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father” (Matt 10:29 NIV).   And in the very next verse Jesus applies this same reality to man and states that every hair is accounted for -- i.e., "And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered" -- and yet, the Christian world remains totally ignorant with respect to the workings of the Laws that orchestrate and brings about all events that transpire in this world.  

The decrees of the Emperor Justinian not only condemned the teachings on the pre-existent soul, but also the celebrated pre-Nicene Church Father Origen.   Who was Origen?   St. Gregory portrays the Church Father Origen as "the prince of Christian learning" -- while St. Jerome portrays him as "a teacher second only to the Apostles".    It was Origen who openly taught the doctrine of the pre-existent soul (see Early Church On PreDestination) as demonstrated in the words of Origen that “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis).   Yet, the Christian world has been largely disenfranchised from the deeper understanding of the Gospel message and spiritual meaning, because of the wholesale corruption of the scriptures (see Bible Corruption) -- and the adoption of manmade doctrines that were forced upon the Church by the Pagan Emperor Constantine -- culminating in the removal of the teachings on the pre-existent soul by the Emperor Justinian in the 6th century.       

Today, Christians have encountered a crossroads -- with their old world very quickly fading away, modern people are demanding answers that the dogma of Roman Emperors remains totally inadequate to supply.   And while there is an answer to every question mankind poses -- answers that can only be presented by an Enlightened People of the Light and TheWay -- the dogma of the Roman emperors remains the very shackles that inhibits the Church from achieving its rightful place as the Light of the World.   And thus, the choice -- i.e., which path should the seeker/disciple choose ?   That of manmade pagan doctrines?  Or the Spiritual Teachings of the Original Gospel Message?   What I will demonstrate is that the pre-Nicene conflict between the Spiritual Christians and those who portrayed themselves as faith-based Orthodox, has always been superficial -- with the only difference being that those concepts which have been traditionally embraced by the faith-based, are in fact elementary ideas pertaining to God that are necessary for the entry-level Christian who lacks the spiritual maturity that the biblical authors wrote warnings about (see Mysteries Of The Gospel ).    With the problem being that so long as the faith-based believer continues to reject important original Gospel teachings, and retains an allegiance to the dogma of Roman Emperors and men in contradistinction to the core Gospel teachings and concepts of TheWay, the faith based believers will remain in an immature state -- perpetually divided by factions and sectarianism that inhibits their spiritual maturity. 

Why has the Church embraced the dogma of Roman Emperors, while rejecting the Original Gospel Objectives -- permitting itself to become immersed in this gravest absurdity and denial of Gospel teachings and facts?   Because it is the victim of what has come to be known as Stockholm Syndrome -- and after being ravished and robbed of its spiritual core and essence by a series of pagan emperors who literally forced their dogma upon the Church, this same body of manmade dogma has rendered the Church spiritually impotent and unable to escape the very dogmatic shackles that enslave the Christian world in a self-exiled Spiritual Diaspora. 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Religion vs Philosophy

  Spiritual Religion: What is Religion?  Further, what is a Spiritual Religion?   One of the problems that modern man has in comprehending the validity of religion is seen in the fact that he cannot differentiate and understand the marked differences between philosophy as a theory that is ascribed to, quasi-religious-philosophy which is a faith-based belief system, and genuine religion which is a mindset and lifestyle necessary to prove one's philosophy.    And from this perspective, the vast differences between faith-based religious-philosophy and genuine religion which was embraced by the core visionaries of the Age of Reason, opens the Pandora's Box of the foundation of man's thinking.   The whole concept of religion as a means to prove the Truth -- in contradistinction to blind-faith and speculative belief -- has virtually no place in modern man's understanding.   In many instances, those who are looked upon as esteemed clergy and religious experts and scholars, are merely parroting the dogmatic opium of Roman Emperors who oversaw the corruption of the Bible, and ruled over the doctrines of the Church.  Therefore, what we erroneously define as religion today, is in reality little more than speculative religious philosophy that is counterfeit from a genuine religious perspective -- and this fact is simply inconceivable to the modern believer who is of the position that he is required to exercise blind acceptance as a test of his faith.   And perhaps even more important is the fact that many of the core visionaries of the Age of Enlightenment -- men and women of evolved Intellect and Reason -- some of whom were the very Deists and Masons who formed the foundational bedrock of the American Constitution -- understood the counterfeit nature of the Church -- because they had personal access to the Pure Source of Truth that should have been the purpose and objective of Christianity to act as guides in TheWay.

To understand the essence of a Spiritual Religion vs quasi-religious-philosophy, you must first understand why Jesus condemned and rejected the Jewish teachers and those portrayed as "...experts in religious law" as being spiritually counterfeit.  

 

The allegation of Jesus' words is seen in the fact that there exists what he called a Key of Knowledge -- and when this Key of Knowledge is properly applied, then the person possesses the ability to enter the Inner Kingdom -- i.e., Jesus said to the Jewish authorities: "...For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering."    Thus, the objective of a Spiritual Religion is to reveal and properly apply the Key of Knowledge in such a way, that the person gains access to the Kingdom -- which Kingdom Jesus said was equally within each of us (see Luke 17:20-21 @ http://GateOfEden.com ).   And the fact that the carnal Jews who, in their very limited understanding of the scriptures, was teaching the people to look for the Kingdom of God to come outwardly upon the earth -- in the same way that Christians today look for the Second Coming -- it is seen that the leaders of both the Jews and the Christians had in fact hidden and thrown away the Key of Knowledge.   Failing to fulfill the requirement of entering the Inner Kingdom themselves -- which by definition made them blind guides who "...prevent others from entering."  And because the Church followed in the footsteps of the Pharisees, and itself threw away the Key of Knowledge under Roman rule, these same words apply to modern Christians as much as the Jews who Jesus rejected and condemned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 
 

 

 

 

The Beginning Of TheWay

What the foregoing Prophecy means, is that there is absolutely nothing that I can write to you that will make you (1) understand what actually transpired at the beginning of our Common Era when the historical man Jesus and his disciples walked the face of the earth; (2) and because the modern Church has all but abandoned what the Apostle Paul portrayed as the "milk" of the Gospel -- with the objective of applying the concepts of the "milk" to bring about a condition of higher spiritual maturity --  there is virtually nothing that I could possibly write that would enable you to comprehend your own higher soul-reality.    When Paul writes that if he attempted to convey to you the spiritual meaning of the Gospel, the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom, that you would reject and dismiss his every utterance as "foolishness" -- i.e., “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned”. -- then what could I possibly write that the original biblical authors could not -- and that the man Jesus could not teach and convey to the hearers in the common crowd of listeners who were portrayed as being "without"

Every day I observe Christians who -- through their blind choices and actions, end up consigning their lives not only to suffering and tribulation -- but also the shroud of dark ignorance resulting from their own self-imposed spiritual disenfranchisement brought about by their lack of spiritual understanding.  When the Psalmist speaks of journeying though the "shadow of the valley of death",  his reference was to the people of this world who Jesus portrayed as the walking dead -- i.e., “Another disciple said to him, Lord, first let me go and bury my father. But Jesus told him, Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead” (Matt 8:21-22 NIV).    Paul, who is portrayed as the Apostle of Faith, warned the baptized Christians “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV).   Thus, if Paul's concept of salvation was one of faith without the necessary change in mindset and lifestyle associated with "...mortify the deeds of the body", then he would never have made such a statement.   And if faith and belief apart from the necessary changes in thinking, mindset and lifestyle was all that was needed to fulfill the promise of the Gospel, then he never would have warned: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).     Thus, the question that every Christian should ask: Why did Paul make such a statement?   Because the original Gospel teachings in their original form was one of spiritual transformation -- and those who willfully sin after coming to the knowledge of the Gospel message are not only unbelievers and apostates to the teachings of the Gospels, but in Paul's words these counterfeit believers crucify the Son of God afresh -- and, in total opposition to what the Churches preach today, "...there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries."  

Can Christians forfeit their Covenant?   What does the Apostle of faith say?   To the Romans he warns: "Do not be arrogant, but be afraid.  For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.  Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off" (Rom 11:20-22 NIV).    Thus, there is simply no basis for the modern Christian dogma that is prevalent in the Church that salvation is the free gift of proclaiming one's faith and belief in the one time sacrifice of Jesus.   And that one's actions after this proclamation of faith does not in any measure impact what Christians see as the free gift of salvation, is totally rejected by Paul himself.     Moreover, because that segment of the Church which portrayed itself as Orthodox entered into a covenant with Pagan Rome -- installing the emperor who refused to even be baptized as the head of the Church -- and in a state of absolute arrogance, hunted down and murdered all sincere spiritual Christians and original Ebionite Nazirenes who did not accept the religious doctrines of the emperor -- even editing and corrupting the very words of God spoken to mankind -- the Church has not only been "cut off" -- but the Christians themselves dwell in a Spiritual Diaspora under the cloud of spiritual ignorance. 

The Hand of God has taken away the freewill of Christians in the same manner as the fate that befell the Jews at the time of Jesus.   The Bible does not state that the Jews rejected Jesus -- but rather, that God forced them to reject Jesus.   In the same way that it was said of the Jews who rejected Jesus: Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him…”, because the Christians rejected God in a parallel manner as when the Jews were carried off and made slaves in ancient Babylon, the hearts and minds of the mainstream Christians have been hardened and blinded to the Word of God and the Kingdom.   Why did many of the Jews reject Jesus?    Because their hearts were hardened, and their eyes blinded, and the Hand of God working upon them did not permitted them to see and understand the Truth.   And this is easily demonstrated in the words: For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere: ‘He has blinded their eyes and deadened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts’” (John 12:37-40 NIV).   Paul warned the Christians to be afraid -- i.e., “Do not be arrogant, but be afraid” (Rom 11:20 NIV) -- stating that if they failed to keep the foundational requirements of the Covenant, that they would be cast away in the manner of the Jews -- i.e., “For if God did not spare the natural Jewish branches, he will not spare you either… Otherwise, you also will be cut off” (Rom 11:21-22 NIV). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Enigma Of The Gospel

What the foregoing Prophecy means, is that there is absolutely nothing that I can write to you that will make you (1) understand what actually transpired at the beginning of our Common Era when the historical man Jesus and his disciples walked the face of the earth; (2) and because the modern Church has all but abandoned what the Apostle Paul portrayed as the "milk" of the Gospel -- with the objective of applying the concepts of the "milk" to bring about a condition of higher spiritual maturity --  there is virtually nothing that I could possibly write that would enable you to comprehend your own higher soul-reality.    When Paul writes that if he attempted to convey to you the spiritual meaning of the Gospel, the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom, that you would reject and dismiss his every utterance as "foolishness" -- i.e., “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned”. -- then what could I possibly write that the original biblical authors could not -- and that the man Jesus could not teach and convey to the hearers in the common crowd of listeners who were portrayed as being "without"

Every day I observe Christians who -- through their blind choices and actions, end up consigning their lives not only to suffering and tribulation -- but also the shroud of dark ignorance resulting from their own self-imposed spiritual disenfranchisement brought about by their lack of spiritual understanding.  When the Psalmist speaks of journeying though the "shadow of the valley of death",  his reference was to the people of this world who Jesus portrayed as the walking dead -- i.e., “Another disciple said to him, Lord, first let me go and bury my father. But Jesus told him, Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead” (Matt 8:21-22 NIV).    Paul, who is portrayed as the Apostle of Faith, warned the baptized Christians “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV).   Thus, if Paul's concept of salvation was one of faith without the necessary change in mindset and lifestyle associated with "...mortify the deeds of the body", then he would never have made such a statement.   And if faith and belief apart from the necessary changes in thinking, mindset and lifestyle was all that was needed to fulfill the promise of the Gospel, then he never would have warned: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).     Thus, the question that every Christian should ask: Why did Paul make such a statement?   Because the original Gospel teachings in their original form was one of spiritual transformation -- and those who willfully sin after coming to the knowledge of the Gospel message are not only unbelievers and apostates to the teachings of the Gospels, but in Paul's words these counterfeit believers crucify the Son of God afresh -- and, in total opposition to what the Churches preach today, "...there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries."  

Can Christians forfeit their Covenant?   What does the Apostle of faith say?   To the Romans he warns: "Do not be arrogant, but be afraid.  For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.  Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off" (Rom 11:20-22 NIV).    Thus, there is simply no basis for the modern Christian dogma that is prevalent in the Church that salvation is the free gift of proclaiming one's faith and belief in the one time sacrifice of Jesus.   And that one's actions after this proclamation of faith does not in any measure impact what Christians see as the free gift of salvation, is totally rejected by Paul himself.     Moreover, because that segment of the Church which portrayed itself as Orthodox entered into a covenant with Pagan Rome -- installing the emperor who refused to even be baptized as the head of the Church -- and in a state of absolute arrogance, hunted down and murdered all sincere spiritual Christians and original Ebionite Nazirenes who did not accept the religious doctrines of the emperor -- even editing and corrupting the very words of God spoken to mankind -- the Church has not only been "cut off" -- but the Christians themselves dwell in a Spiritual Diaspora under the cloud of spiritual ignorance. 

The Hand of God has taken away the freewill of Christians in the same manner as the fate that befell the Jews at the time of Jesus.   The Bible does not state that the Jews rejected Jesus -- but rather, that God forced them to reject Jesus.   In the same way that it was said of the Jews who rejected Jesus: Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him…”, because the Christians rejected God in a parallel manner as when the Jews were carried off and made slaves in ancient Babylon, the hearts and minds of the mainstream Christians have been hardened and blinded to the Word of God and the Kingdom.   Why did many of the Jews reject Jesus?    Because their hearts were hardened, and their eyes blinded, and the Hand of God working upon them did not permitted them to see and understand the Truth.   And this is easily demonstrated in the words: For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere: ‘He has blinded their eyes and deadened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts’” (John 12:37-40 NIV).   Paul warned the Christians to be afraid -- i.e., “Do not be arrogant, but be afraid” (Rom 11:20 NIV) -- stating that if they failed to keep the foundational requirements of the Covenant, that they would be cast away in the manner of the Jews -- i.e., “For if God did not spare the natural Jewish branches, he will not spare you either… Otherwise, you also will be cut off” (Rom 11:21-22 NIV). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  The Price Of Ignoring The Warning Of The Apostles: If what Paul and the other Gospel Authors above stated is true, and there exist higher realities and dimensions of being that are totally inconceivable to the mind of the undeveloped faith-based believer (see Mysteries Of The Gospel ) -- and by virtue of the immaturity of the faith-based believers brought about by an embryonic condition of mind which Paul portrayed as the "natural" mind of man -- and the limitations of this embryonic condition of mind even inhibited Jesus from conveying the true meaning of the scriptures, and the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom to all but his inner core of disciples (see In The House - Taught In Parables) -- which means that the biblical authors were therefore powerless to explain in detail many of the most important Gospel teachings and concepts in the literal text of the New Testament -- then the spiritually mature author's of the scriptures who were themselves enlightened to these higher realities, remained virtually powerless to do anything more than to provide the people with a list of do's and don'ts -- so that the faith-based believers will be in a position where they will be better able to evolve to a mature understanding and comprehension of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay.   To totally ignore these do's and don'ts, without knowing the consequence of one's choices and actions, is paramount to walking out onto a freeway blindfolded.  

Christians maintain that they are saved by faith totally apart from their actions and works -- and their salvation is guaranteed from the moment they accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.   But is this the original teachings of Jesus?   While they look to the Apostle Paul in the foundation of their doctrine of salvation by faith, they ignore the many warnings of Paul that totally rejects their modern dogma.  Thus, the Flawed Doctrine Of Perpetual Redemption totally ignores the many statements by Paul where he warns: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).   Why did Paul make such a statement?   Because the original Gospel teachings in their original form was one of spiritual transformation -- a process that would evolve the mind of the seeker/disciple from their carnal and embryonic condition, to that of spiritual maturity and Wholeness -- and those who reject these teachings and fall back into the thinking and lifestyle of this world -- who willfully sin after coming to the knowledge of the Gospel message -- are not only unbelievers and apostates to the teachings of the Gospels, but in Paul's words these counterfeit believers crucify the Son of God afresh -- and, in total opposition to what is preached in the modern Churches, Paul warns that "...there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries."   These, and other such spiritual concepts, were totally unacceptable to the fourth century heathen Church of Rome -- and while these few passages continue to exist, the scriptures were corrupted (see http://BibleCorruption.com ) in order to make the Gospels support the doctrines of a series of Roman Emperors who ruled over the Church from the fourth century onward.     That the Church has abandoned the original teachings of Jesus -- to the degree that when it is proven that the fourth century Church even edited and corrupted the very words of God spoken to man (see http://TheTenWords.com ) -- means that until the Church itself repents of this great sin against the Holy Spirit, they will remain under a cloud of ignorance in an exiled state in a Spiritual Diaspora.   What does the Apostle of faith say?   To the Romans he warns: "Do not be arrogant, but be afraid.  For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.  Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off" (Rom 11:20-22 NIV).    Because the Christians entered into a covenant with Pagan Rome -- installing the emperor as the head of the Church -- and in a state of absolute arrogance, hunted down and murdered all sincere spiritual Christians and original Ebionite Nazirenes who did not accept the religious doctrines of the emperor -- even editing and corrupting the very words of God spoken to mankind -- the Church has not only been "cut off" -- but the Christians themselves dwell in a Spiritual Diaspora under the cloud of spiritual ignorance. 

I always found it truly amazing that readers of the scriptures could read the words of Paul where he states that the "natural" mind of the Christians who he had himself taught, would reject the truths pertaining to the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom as utter "foolishness" -- portraying himself as an "ambassador in bonds" who was unable to speak plainly.   And from this perspective, the best that Paul could do for those who he portrayed as entry-level Christians who were "babes in Christ", was to provide them a series of do's and don'ts that would assist them in evolving through the stages of spiritual immaturity that made it impossible for them to comprehend the True Gospel Meaning and Objectives.   And then, these same people who call themselves believers, ignore the very core Gospel teachings to their own demise (see The Lie).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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In the foregoing the warning is demonstrated that the authors of the scriptures portrayed man in his "natural" organic condition of mind as totally incapable of perceiving or comprehending the higher reality of the soul and what Paul called the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God.   To ignore this warning which is paramount throughout the scriptures, is to exist in a state of spiritual denial.   And when rightly understood, the Gospel is in fact an environment where spiritual growth and maturity is brought about.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

What does it mean to "turn"? From the perspective of the prodigal son, it is to turn away from the Far Country, and return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination (see GateOfEden.com).  In the Gospel accounts, particular attention and importance is placed upon Children, who are often referred to as the “little ones”.  It is warned that if we do not “turn about”, and become as little children, we cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven (Mt 18:3; 19:14).  In Mark 10:24 Jesus refers to his disciples as children when he explains: “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God” (NIV).  The Gospel of Thomas saying 22 has the disciples asking Jesus: "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?" To which Jesus responded:"When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female...". Therefore, unless you understand and bring about the merge and marriage of opposites within you, it will remain impossible for you to bring about the next stage of birth that brings about the necessary Oneness with your higher soul-self -- and ultimately with the Indwelling Logos and God.

 

 

Jesus did not -- and could not -- speak openly to those who were portrayed as being "without [the House in the] outer darkness".   Why? Because, the "outer darkness" is this three-dimensional realm that can be thought of as a mental-womb intended to develop and bring about the next stage in the birth process -- and it therefore would have been impossible for them to comprehend anything beyond the most mundane of earthly perceptions of self and life.  In the same way that we were initially conceived within the womb of our physical mothers -- where we were supplied with all the nourishment necessary to evolve through the fetal stages and our birth into this world -- when the primary womb of our mother was no longer sufficient for our progress beyond the initial stages of development, we were then born into what can be portrayed as the next-level of womb, where our development can continue.  Therefore, one of the conceptual-realities that Paul had great difficulty in conveying to the entry-level Christians, is the reality that this world is the womb of mother-earth -- that each of us can be portrayed as a Cosmic Ovum Or Sperm -- and that if we understand the Natural Laws of Creation and the purpose of this world, that our earthly-mother will supply all that we need to achieve the next stage of the four-fold process of birth -- the final stage of which is allegorically portrayed in the Gospel accounts of the crucifixion.  But herein lies the crux of the problem -- i.e., because we lack the necessary mental-development to comprehend this higher reality, it was therefore impossible for the biblical authors to write even the next level above elementary truths literally.

What I write is not intended for milk-sucking babes in Christ who dismiss and reject becoming the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed -- of which the Gospel account of Jesus warns that if you fail to become the "good ground" and understand the meaning of this parable, that you will not understand ANYTHING: “And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?” (Mark 4:13 KJV). And to put this great biblical truth in the more modern language of the New Living Translation: “But if you can't understand this story, how will you understand all the others I am going to tell?”   You can’t!   If you fail to understand the meaning of this parable, then you can never comprehend a single truth of any great importance.   Moreover, I confirm this well defined biblical statement with respect to all of man’s endeavors in his quest to know himself and his true role in the vision of Creation.   It makes no difference if you are a man of faith, science, or philosophy, unless you understand the meaning of this parable in relation to your own life, then you can never know anything of a genuine value and significance.

Wisdom Of The Wise: If it is true that there are higher realities of being that are totally inconceivable to the mind of the undeveloped faith-based believer (see Mysteries Of The Gospel) -- and by virtue of their immaturity, the biblical authors were powerless to explain in detail many of the important Gospel teachings and concepts -- then the spiritually mature author's of the scriptures who do Know of these higher realities, remain virtually powerless to do anything more than to provide the people with a list of do's and don'ts, so that the immature Christians will be in a position where they are then better able to evolve to a mature understanding and comprehension of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay.  To totally ignore these do's and don'ts, without knowing the consequence of one's choices and actions, is paramount to walking out onto a freeway blindfolded.

I always found it truly amazing that students of the scriptures could read the words of Paul where he states that the mind of the Christians who he had himself taught, would reject the truths pertaining to the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom as utter "foolishness" -- portraying himself as an "ambassador in bonds" who was unable to speak plainly -- and yet the implications of these words when read by the majority of readers, remain ignored to their own detriment. Further, from this perspective, the best that Paul could do for those who he portrayed as entry-level Christians who were "babes in Christ", was to provide them a series of do's and don'ts that would assist them in evolving through the stages of spiritual immaturity that made it impossible for them to comprehend the True Gospel Meaning and Objectives.

It is Church promoted dogma that Jesus nailed the Law to the cross, and not only are Christi ans exempt from observing the Royal Law of God -- but they have completed all requirements by merely saying their Jesus-prayer -- after which they have acquired eternal salvation apart from their actions thereafter.  And this dogma they embrace, even though it is totally rejected in the New Testament as seen in TheLie.org: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).  And for these apostates to the Gospel to even imagine that they can understand the true meaning of the scriptures, is the second greatest accomplishment of that Power of the Left Hand which they call Satan.  The greatest accomplishment being the seduction of those who don't believe that the god of this world even exists.

In the original biblical Greek the knowledge of man was portrayed differently than the Divine Manna of the Kingdom that could ONLY be imparted to man directly from the Logos -- i.e., this Heavenly Spiritual Knowledge was called Gnosis.   Why Gnosis?   Because the Knowledge which can be portrayed as the Divine Manna of the Kingdom which can only be imparted to the disciple/seeker by the Logos Directly, is not of the earth or the dogma of man.   Quoting from the Mystery Of The Gospel: The early Christian Valentinius quoted Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians when he made reference to Gnosis Kardias -- or, the enlightened eyes of the heart. "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints" (Eph 1:18). And that Paul wanted very much to speak about the Mystery of the Gospel to the Ephesians, but could not, is the reason he portrayed himself as an ambassador in bonds: "And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak" (see Eph 6:19-20).  And how did a seeker/disciple obtain these enlightened eyes of the heart?   Very briefly, by fulfilling the role of a virgin who awaits the Lord with the oil of purification -- and by becoming the "good ground" that permits the necessary expansion of the facilities of mind to be brought about, which enables the seeker/disciple to be taught by the Indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet.  And in the same way that in the parable of the ten virgins it was said to those who had failed to prepair themselves with the oil of purification that "Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you" -- even though they believed and had called upon the Lord and was awaiting his coming, this reality of the believer who has failed to prepare himself is further explored in the early Christian scripture known as the Shepherd of Hermas.

In the introduction of the early Christian writing known as the Shepard of Hermas, it is written: “The Pastor of Hermas was one of the most popular books, if not the most popular book, in the Christian Church during the second, third, and fourth centuries... In ancient times two opinions prevailed in regard to the authorship. The most widely spread was, that the Pastor of Hermas was the production of the Hermas mentioned in the Epistle to the Romans. Origen states this opinion distinctly, and it is repeated by Eusebius and Jerome”.  If, then, it is true that the Pastor of Hermas was one of the most important scriptural authorities over the first four centuries, then we can use it in our endeavor to better understand the essence of early Christian thought.  What the Shepherd of Hermas has to say is very important to us today, because it represents the scriptural tradition that was taught directly to the faithful flock by the Apostles of Christ.  Thus, on the nature of scripture, in the Shepherd we find: “I am senseless, sir, say I, and do not understand these parables. For how she can crush out, and on the other hand save, I do not perceive. Listen, says he. Those who have never searched for the truth, nor investigated the nature of the Divinity, but have simply believed, when they devote themselves to and become mixed up with business, and wealth, and heathen friendships, and many other actions of this world, do not perceive the parables of Divinity; for their minds are darkened by these actions, and they are corrupted and become dried up. Even as beautiful vines, when they are neglected, are withered up by thorns and divers plants, so men who have believed, and have afterwards fallen away into many of those actions above mentioned, go astray in their minds, and lose all understanding in regard to righteousness; for if they hear of righteousness, their minds are occupied with their business, and they give no heed at all. Those, on the other hand, who have the fear of God, and search after Godhead and truth, and have their hearts turned to the Lord, quickly perceive and understand what is said to them, because they have the fear of the Lord in them. For where the Lord dwells, there is much understanding. Cleave, then, to the Lord, and you will understand and perceive all things”.

The message that is very clear from this early Christian writing is that it is impossible to mature spiritually, while attempting to divide oneself between the two worlds. In our present day culture we are living proof as to the validity of the wisdom that is portrayed in this writing -- i.e., one cannot perceive the true meaning of the parables and the inner significance of the historical narrative of the scriptures, while one devotes their lives to their “business, and wealth, and heathen friendships, and many other actions of this world” -- which would include the whole array of addictions provided by all the many leisure’s and entertainments that captivate and control our every-day lives. Further, do we truly do unto others as we would want others to do unto us -- i.e., do we send our children (the souls who were placed in our care) off to government secularized schools to become imbued with the thinking, mindset and lifestyle of the heathen culture in which we presently live?

In the Shepherd of Hermas a reference is made to a tower, of which it is written: “And the tower, I asked, what does it mean? This tower, he replied, is the Church. And these virgins, who are they? They are Holy Spirits, and men cannot otherwise be found in the kingdom of God unless these have put their clothing upon them: for if you receive the name only, and do not receive from them the clothing, they are of no advantage to you. For these virgins are the powers of the Son of God. If you bear His name but possess not His power, it will be in vain that you bear His name”. In understanding what is written, it is most important for us to be aware of the continual message found in the words: “If you bear His name but possess not His power, it will be in vain that you bear His name”. Thus, if you call yourselves Christian, but fail to purify and develop your mind and body from the defilements of this world -- and do not possess the true Knowledge of the Spiritual Christ -- and have not yourselves inherited the same higher powers of mind that the Son of God promised all his followers would possess -- then “it will be in vain that you bear His name”. And again, this is demonstrated in the words spoken to those who believed upon the coming of the Lord, and even called upon his name, but had failed to bring with them the oil of purification, where it was stated: "Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you"

The problem that Paul is unsuccessfully attempting to convey to the reader is this: What was revealed to the True believers and disciples of Jesus and TheWay at the beginning of our Common Era, was truly the most Black Swan Event every to transpire.  Organic man -- whether he is a believer or unbeliever -- whether he is a scholar or an acclaimed intellectual genus by the standards of our culture -- those who are limited to man's organic senses and reasoning, are simply not prepared to even envision man's own higher soul and spiritual reality. And in view of the fact that Jesus himself made reference to bringing about subsequent stages of birth, the vast majority of mankind who have chosen to ignore these crucial words of Jesus, and have not brought about these subsequent stages of birth, can no more envision their own higher soul and spiritual reality, than a sperm or ovum can envision the life of a child beyond the limitations of the womb where the development of a fetus takes place.

Unlike the flock of believers at Corinth to whom the Epistle is written, the modern Christian was not taught directly by Paul -- and the very fact that the Christian world remains divided by an uncountable number of factions and manmade doctrines of belief based upon organic carnal reasoning, is proof of the deficiency of the modern dogma and doctrines that are promoted by the Churches. In understanding man's human and often complacent nature, Paul even went as far to say that anyone who promotes a faction -- i.e., a doctrine of belief -- is a sinner who has been turned out of TheWay (see No Sects). Why?  Because the primary objective of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay was to bring about the necessary subsequent stages of birth and transformation of the disciple/seeker -- a process of transformation that would enable them to Know All things, and find the Gospel being fulfilled within themselves in a manner that could not be understood by organic man. Therefore, according to Paul, those who cling to manmade doctrines of belief, have already been turned out of TheWay.

It is important to recognize that the believers at Corinth who Paul stated were too carnal to understand the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom, existed at a time when these Gospel teachings were still in a pure and undefiled state. This was in a timeframe that could truly be classified as "BC" -- i.e., Before Constantine and the Pagan Church of Rome that threw away and lost the spiritual essence of the teachings of TheWay.  Therefore it must be acknowledged that whatever the modern believer views as the Gospel requirements with respect to faith, saying the proper prayer accepting the Lord as their personal savior, or any other such requirement, no modern believer can even suggest that Paul did not know the Gospel requirements when he personally taught and baptized the Corinth flock of believers. Yet, Paul then goes on and warns these believers of a yet untransformed "natural" mind who were committed and dedicated to Christ: “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1 NAS). Thus, these believers who were taught personally by Paul -- in a time of greater spiritual purity, B.C. -- could only be taught the doctrine of Jesus Christ and him crucified (1 Cor 2:2), because they were not yet spiritual men -- but rather, they were men of flesh and still very much “babes in Christ”.   Paul then explains that: “I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able” (1 Cor 3:2 NAS).

What should be troubling to the modern believer is that Paul openly admits that the baptized and confirmed Christians at Corinth -- people who had accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior and received the gifts of the laying on of hands and speaking in tongues -- people who were not taught by preachers and priests, but the Apostle himself -- were not yet able to understand and comprehend what Paul referred to as the Mysteries of the Gospel of God. When it is recognized that Paul confessed that if he attempted to convey to this congregation of believers the true spiritual meaning of the allegorical scriptures, or the esoteric knowledge which is preparatory to comprehending what Paul portrays as the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom -- that these same believers would condemn and reject these higher spiritual concepts as "foolishness" -- then only a fool would claim that they know what is spiritually true and false by virtue of their study of the written words of the scriptures.

Speaking of the Disciples and what they experienced in order to learn and know the Truth that other men were blind to, Paul writes that they were "caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter" (2 Cor 12:4-5 NKJ).  Why?  Every sincere Christian and intelligent reader of the Gospels must ask the questions: Why can't the experience of being brought up into Paradise be expressed in words? And perhaps even more important is the question as to why "...it is not lawful for a man to utter" what a Disciple who enters the Kingdom experiences?  Moreover, if this witness to the inconceivable higher realities of the Kingdom is true, then why can't Christians gain access to the same spiritual experience of entering the Kingdom as Jesus' disciples did? When Jesus stated that those who walk in TheWay will find revealed to them the "Truth that sets them free", he was not making reference to the "milk" fed to those Christians who Paul portrayed as “babes in Christ” -- but rather, the mature disciples who had brought about the necessary transformation of their lower animal earthly nature, brought about the subsequent stages of birth, and emerging out of what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being, was able to begin to receive the revelation of Gnosis directly from the Logos of God -- which is incomprehensible to the organic mind of man, even when they are committed and baptized believers who Paul states, had received the initial gifts of the spirit. These are serious questions, that can only be addressed by very serious seekers who truly seek not only to Know the Lord, but to Know anything beyond the temporal mundane of this world which fades like the cycle of leaves falling off a tree before the winter.

The most profound statement which is all but ignored by seekers today, is found in the Epistle of Peter And James where it is written: "Hear me, brethren and fellow-servants. If we should give the books to all indiscriminately, and they should be corrupted by any daring men, or be perverted by interpretations, as you have heard that some have already done, it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error. Wherefore it is better that they should be with us, and that we should communicate them with all the fore-mentioned care to those who wish to live piously, and to save others."   Why would it be stated that, if the esoteric wisdom and knowledge of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay were to be lost, that it "...will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error"???  And while many people think they know, in truth these words represent a reality that they have yet to come to terms with: “If any one imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know” (1 Cor 8:2 RSV).

When Paul warns the baptized and committed Christians at Corinth that, because they were of an organic and "natural" mind, they were yet too carnal in their understanding to comprehend the spiritual meaning of the Gospel -- which is often referred to as the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God -- he conveyed to them the reality that man's higher soul and spiritual reality is inconceivable to man in his "natural" organic condition of mind -- and that there is a reason why man in his carnal condition of mind would judge and even condemn this higher reality of the Soul and Spirit as absolute "foolishness" -- i.e., “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ). Thus, it is imperative to ask the question: What is the "natural man"?  The condition of mankind that Paul is making reference to, would just as well be portrayed as "organic" -- or, of the physical body. The "natural man" , is the "organic" human being.   And what Paul warns is that the mere act of turning to belief in Jesus does not in any manner enable the believer to understand the true Gospel Teachings that can only be grasped by those who have undergone the necessary spiritual transformation of mind and being -- which is portrayed in the Gospel as picking up one's own cross and truly walking in TheWay through the process of achieving the next stage of birth -- a process of birth that modern believers don't at all understand the reality of.

It is said that human consciousness is like the tip of an iceberg -- and in the same way that only a very small tip which is supported by an immense foundation of ice protrudes above the water where it can be seen -- organic man who Paul portrays as of a natural mind, can only utilize a very small portion of his potential of mind. Like an ovum that is released into a woman's womb, without the proper and balanced fertilization, and the necessary environment that initiated growth and development, the mind of organic man remains earthbound in it's thinking -- simply because those higher areas of mind that are not necessary to the support of the physical body and the culture of this world, do not develop! Because these areas of mind are rarely to ever used, they not only fail to develop, but they remain mentally atrophied. Therefore, it is not a question of how smart a person is from the perspective of man's way of measuring intelligence. But rather, it is a reality that if these higher areas of mind that do not correspond to the vibration of the earth are not properly stimulated and developed in the proper environment that initiates growth and maturation, then the very spheres of mind required to contemplate and understand anything beyond the physical and mundane, simply fail to develop. And when Paul states that the wisdom of this world will come to naught (1 Cor 2:6-8), it is because of these organic limitations that inhibit all of mankind who are of a "natural mind", from understanding anything beyond the forms of this physical world. And as I will demonstrate in the below, even the most brilliant of secular intellectuals do not in any manner possess any real understanding of even the forms they see, as they look out into the world in which they presently dwell. In fact, you could enroll in all the most esteemed colleges and universities that man has created -- you could endlessly study the volumes of books composed and written by men considered wise throughout the ages -- and your wisdom and knowledge would pale in comparison to the Disciples of Jesus and the earliest of Spiritual Christians who were sincere Disciples of TheWay.
The average modern believer who reads these words would probably reply: If this is true, then the Disciples of Jesus were set apart from the rest of mankind, and we cannot expect to know what they knew. Yet, nothing could be further from the truth! The flock of Christian believers have in fact been robbed of their inheritance -- like the lost prodigal son -- by embracing the consciousness of the earth over the spiritual -- which Paul portrayed as the way of the god of this world -- which Jesus portrayed as the Citizen of the Far Country. That early Christians, other than the disciples themselves, also inherited the promise of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay, is demonstrated in the writings of the first century elder Ignatius, who personally knew both Paul and the other Disciples. And in his Epistle to the Trallaus he speaks of the Mysteries of the Gospel and the Kingdom in the same exact manner that Paul does, and writes: “Might I not write to you things more full of mystery? But I fear to do so, lest I should inflict injury on you who are babes. Pardon me in this respect, lest, as not being able to receive their weighty import, ye should be strangled by them”. The only way that Ignatius could have written these words, was if he, himself, understood what was beyond the comprehension of the organic mind of the believers of the simple faith. And while he states that he understood what was incomprehensible to the organic mind of man, he also confesses that though he is aware of the mysteries, he is not yet “by any means perfect, nor am I such a disciple as Paul or Peter”.
Thus, Paul writes to the congregation at Corinth -- who being babes in Christ, only knew Jesus and him crucified -- where he wrote: "We speak wisdom, however, among them that are fullgrown: yet a wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who are coming to nought" (1 Cor 2:6 ASV). In other translations the word fullgrown, is translated either mature or perfect. Yet, in not even understanding the primary objectives of the Gospel, modern believers study and learn the wisdom of this world and the opinions of men, failing to move on to maturity and learn directly from God -- i.e., "It is written in the Prophets: 'They will all be taught by God.' Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me" (John 6:45 NIV). Not in belief, doctrine, or to a manmade church -- but rather, the objective of the teachings of TheWay is to enter in at the inner "narrow gate", and learn directly from God in the Kingdom. And to accomplish this, it is necessary to disregard that which we see without our physical eyes and understanding, and seek and learn via our spiritual eyes that is able to perceive beyond the limits of this world -- i.e., "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal" (2 Cor 4:18 KJV).
The folly of the Christian world is seen in the fact that they learn from the teachers of this world who proclaim that there is no unseen -- and only what is seen with one's physical eyes is valid. Christians send their children to learn about what is temporal, while alienating themselves from what is eternal. Christians flock to churches which are temporal and built with the hands of men, while rejecting the Temple of their soul which is Eternal and Sustaining.
With respect to the witness of Ignatius: What preacher of the Gospel today would stand before his congregation and state to the people in their pews, that if he was to reveal the true teachings of the New Covenant -- the Mysteries of the Gospel of God -- he would “inflict injury on you who are babes” in Christ? What teaching of the Lord could a present-day preacher of the gospel reveal that the congregation of believers are not “able to receive their weighty import”? If Ignatius or the other early Church Fathers who knew the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God were with us today, what profound mystery could they speak regarding the true teachings of Jesus that believers today would be “strangled by them”?
Throughout the history of mankind those who have openly claimed to possess the Secret Knowledge which is called Gnosis, were condemned as elitists and heretics. Yet, what the rest of mankind totally fails to understand, is the fact that it is not that a more advanced spiritual soul wishes to conceal higher knowledge from others -- but rather, in the same way that kindergarteners are not prepared to study and comprehend at a university level -- neither are the organic minded earth-bound people of this world, prepared to understand the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God. In the same way that the mind of the kindergartener must develop and mature, so too must the mind of man begin the process of expansion beyond organic limits that are supported by the physical body-vessel. And this is exactly what Paul states when he writes: "However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing" (1 Cor 2:6 NKJ). The King James Version reads that wisdom can only be revealed to those who are "perfect" -- but what must be understood is that each soul can only perceive and comprehend in accordance with their own level of soul-evolution and spiritual development.

 

 

 

  Science Proves Religion: While Wisdom conveys to us that there is "nothing new under the sun" (Ecc 1:9), the technological revolution that our culture has undergone has very much changed the circumstances under which man now finds himself.   While it can be stated that ordinary men and woman at the beginning of our Common Era had an excuse for their undeveloped condition that anchored them to a very limited carnal perspective and vision of life, the findings of modern quantum physics had completely changed the condition of carnal ignorance that mankind has traditionally found himself immersed in.   And what the modern physicist has proven, is that the long-disregarded witness of the mystic is correct, and that this world is not at all what it appears to be on the surface.   In fact, the physicist has confirmed the assertion of the mystic that what is seen with our physical eyes is an illusion, and what the physicist portrays as the (Etheric) Field that is unseen with our physical eyes and senses, is the true reality which we must seek out to find the true meaning and answers to life. 

Einstein experienced shock when he first came into contact with the new reality of atomic physics, and wrote in his autobiography: “All my attempts to adapt the theoretical foundation of physics to this [new type of] knowledge failed completely. It was as if the ground had been pulled out from under one, with no firm foundation to be seen anywhere, upon which one could have built”.  In much the same fashion, the European physicist Niels Bohr stated that “…The great extension of our experience in recent years has brought to light the insufficiency of our simple mechanical conceptions and, as a consequence, has shaken the foundation on which the customary interpretation of observation was based.” These “…mechanical conceptions” make reference to Darwin and the theory of evolution.
 

 

 

Why?  Because the original objective of the Gospel was to bring about a condition of spiritual maturity in the congregation of believers that would permit them to be taught directly by the Son of God -- which would be brought about through their gaining entrance into the Kingdom Within. 

What the natural carnally minded believers had trouble in comprehending -- a reality that continues to plague Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Atheists, and the people of all religious faiths today -- is the reality that the religion preached by Paul was one of Spiritual Transformation. Paul warned those he preached to about the "letter that killeth", that their religious ideas and doctrines were merely elementary. Paul attempted to convey this higher reality to believers who were unable to comprehend the Mysteries of God, because he was a man who was not only enlightened about the Kingdom within (see Gate Of Eden), but had himself been permitted entrance into the Kingdom -- as seen in his words that every Christian who beseeches the Lord today to enlighten their understanding, is in fact asking to see and hear “…things so astounding that they are beyond a man's power to describe or put in words…” -- and after they gaze upon these mysteries, what they have witnessed will be of such a profound nature that they will “…not [be] allowed to tell them to others” (2 Cor 12:4 TLB). Why? Why will they not be able to convey to the believers in the Church what they have seen? Because in not having evolved through the process of spiritual transformation, they are still of a carnal mind -- a mindset that Paul warns: The... “carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God... For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God” (Rom 8:7-8;13 NKJ).

When Paul warned that he could only speak to the believers at Corinth as "...men of flesh, as to babes in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1 NAS), what he was warning was that “Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil” (Heb 5:13-14 NIV). And because they are yet carnal -- not having undergone the process of spiritual transformation -- Paul warned that “And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know” (1 Cor 8:2 NKJ).

 

 

begin to comprehend advanced calculus, geometry and physics, neither were the Gentiles who were immersed in the pagan mindset and worship, are/were even prepared to understand the spiritual concepts and higher realities presented in the (allegorical) Gospels and New Testament scriptures -- most of which were later corrupted and/or suppressed or destroyed by the Church of Rome.   In Romans 11:24, Paul speaks of the Gentiles as branches of a "wild olive" that was in the process of being “grafted into a cultivated olive tree” (NIV).  It is important that we take note that in his words, there is no suggestion that there was a flaw in the cultivated olive tree -- which he defines as Israel.  Only that God wanted to bring this spiritual cultivation to the Gentiles in order that they would be given the opportunity to turn from their Pagan and Heathen ways, and enter into the Kingdom.  In not being a part of the cultivated spiritual foundation of Israel, they had to be a people of faith -- faith that God would look kindly upon them, and graft them into the cultivated olive tree of Israel.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do You Claim To Believe In Jesus,

Or Pseudo-Jesus And The Dogma Of A Church?

If What I Convey To You Is Different Than What You Believe,

Will You Seek Out The Truth?

Or Reject My Witness As Heresy?

When You Reject The Witness And Messenger

You Reject The One who Sent Him

 

There Is No Biblical Basis For Modern Christian Church Doctrine

Using The Bible, It Can Be Demonstrated Conclusively, That The Modern Christian Church Has Been Turned Out Of TheWay

 

The Pharisees Had Become Spiritually Compromised

While They Called Upon The Lord With Their Lips

Their Ways Were Not TheWay Of The Lord

Jesus Said: "But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me.  If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.  He who hates Me hates My Father also" (John 15:21-23 NKJ).

As the soul who lived as Jacob who people call James, the first leader of the Jerusalem New Covenant Congregation, I was sent back into the world at this time to call the Churches to repentance from the idolatry and doctrines of death of Pagan Rome.  And as the one who has been sent unto the Churches, what was true then, is true today: "If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin." 
 

 

It's Right There In The Bible

Demonstrated Conclusively

You have reached the Web Site of Yeshua/Jesus' Brother

Though many of you call me James, my real name is Jacob

 

 

 

 

It is stated in the Gospel that the only way to the Father and into the Kingdom is through Jesus -- i.e., "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6) -- "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him" (John 3:36).   And while this is true, it is not true from the dogmatic perspective of the modern Church, and neither is it wrong from the opposing perspective of Christianity's critics and unbelievers.    And unless you understand the foundation of why these statements are true, while not from the very limited dogmatic perspective of the modern Church, then you cannot be a genuine believer and follower of Christ, and neither can you enter into Life.
 

 

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While it is true that my soul previously lived as Jacob who they call James, the brother of Yeshua who they call Jesus, the objective of my present re-entrance into this world is to assist the lost prodigal sons and daughters to awaken to their true potential -- to arise out of the limitations of this world -- and take their own place as true brothers and sisters of the historical man Yeshua.   While our body-vessels that we use in this world may appear different, our souls have all emerged from the same Source -- and we are the Divine Offspring of Mother/Father God.   

 

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why”

Mark Twain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  The First Fatal Mistake - Before Logos And The Source Of The Gospel: Jesus taught that there is One Teacher that all sincere believers must seek out and learn from.  The word prologue literally means: Before Logos -- and when properly understood, Christians are being denied access to the (Indwelling) Logos because the Pagan Church of 4th Century (1) forced the Church to adopt dogma that would facilitate government rule over the people; (2) like the Pharisees before them, the Church of Rome threw away the Key of Knowledge; (3)  resulting in the total alienation of the community of believers from the path they must travail in TheWay to enter the Presence of the Logos/Son of God -- which is the ONLY means that Jesus taught for believers and followers to learn all Truths directly from the Source.   When biblical scholar and Dead Sea Scroll expert A. Powell Davies attempted to warn the Christian world that “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” -- and another scholar expert Prof. John Allegro stated that the Dead Sea Scrolls provide overwhelming evidence that “...may upset a great many basic teachings of the Christian Church.   This in turn would greatly upset many Christian Theologians and believers.   The heart of the matter is, in fact, the source and originality of Christian doctrine” -- what the biblical scholars confirmed is the fact that the dogmatic doctrines of the Church has virtually nothing in common with the core teachings and objectives of the Original Gospel Message of the Good News!   But in view of the fact that the original followers of Jesus were all hunted down as heretics because they refused to accept the religion of the emperor, it should come as no surprise that modern Christianity has virtually nothing in common with both the pre-Nicene Church, or the original teachings of TheWay.  

   The Second Fatal Mistake - The Higher Reality Of The Soul And Kingdom Incomprehensible To Christians Of The Simple Faith: Can you just read the Bible and discern the truth?  After Paul had personally taught the congregation of Christians at Corinth, he warned them that all he could give and teach them -- and all that they could receive and comprehend -- was the elementary Gospel teachings -- designed as a starting point for entry-level faith-based believers -- that were allegorically presented in what appeared to be an historical account of Jesus and him crucified.  Paul portrayed these entry-level doctrines as the traditions of "Jesus and the crucifixion".   This fact is explored and proven in the subheading entitled Mystery Of The Gospel.   It is of the utmost importance for the modern Christian to recognize the fact that, even after personally teaching this Christian Congregation, Paul warns them that the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom is so incomprehensible to man in his "natural" organic condition of mind, that they would condemn and reject the spiritual meaning of the Gospel as utter "foolishness"!!!   Thus, Paul stated to the baptized believers who he himself had instructed: "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ).   And that one of the primary objectives of the Gospel was to enable the Christian to overcome the limitations of their carnal mindset and nature -- enabling them to expand and evolve the mind and the transformation of their physical being into a state of spiritual maturity -- with the objective of the Gospel message as demonstrated in the commandment of Paul: "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature..." (Col 3:5 NIV) -- "Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires" (Gal 5:24 NIV).

To even imagine that the modern Christian whose doctrines of belief is based upon what the Biblical scholar points out is the gravely flawed "..source and originality of Christian doctrine” that came into being in the fourth century --  and that the modern believer whose thinking has been imbued with this fourth century pagan dogma can merely open the Bible to confirm their beliefs -- and ignore the warning of Paul and the biblical authors that even those Christians who the Apostles personally taught and were of a more pure understanding could not comprehend the true meaning and the  Mystery Of The Gospel, are a people asking to be deceived.   

  The Necessity Of Gospel Corruption: Is the Gospel message pure and undefiled as many believe today?   Does it matter?   While modern Christians would like to believe that God stood vigilance over the Gospel to insure that believers knew the path of truth, what they cannot come to terms with is the fact that just the opposite is true.   From the perspective of the Gentile converts, faith was the essence of their religious experience -- because faith was the beginning of the path of travailing in TheWay.  In Romans 11:24, Paul speaks of the Gentiles as branches of a wild olive that was in the process of being “grafted into a cultivated olive tree” (NIV).  What does this mean?   It is important that we take note that in his words, there is no suggestion that there was a flaw in the cultivated olive tree -- which he defines as (Spiritual) Israel.  Only that God wanted to bring this spiritual cultivation to the Gentiles in order that they would be given the opportunity to turn from their Pagan and Heathen ways, and enter into the Kingdom.  In not being a part of the cultivated spiritual foundation of Israel, the Gentile converts had to be a people of faith -- faith that God would look kindly upon them, and graft them into the cultivated olive tree of Israel.

The Spiritual People of whom the original disciples of Jesus were an integral part of, were known as Ebionites of the Nazirene Vow of Consecration.   Quoting from the article on the Nazirene Vow: Historically, the Nazarenes were known as a sect of Jews practicing a Messianic form of Judaism as given in Torah. The early believers in Yeshua including the Apostles were Nazirene Jews. The Apostle Paul is referred to as a ringleader of the Nazarene Jews. "For we have found this man a plague, a creator of dissension among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes" (Acts 24:5 NKJ).   Nazirites, on the other hand, are those who have taken the vow of the Nazirite, a vow of separation (Numbers 6:1-21).  Nazirites start the vow by shaving their head and then let their hair grow long, they do not cut the hair on their head and they do not eat anything from the grape vine, and neither do they come into contact with anything that is dead. The Apostle Paul was not only a Nazarene, he was also a Nazirite: "And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow" (Acts 18:18 KJV).  The Apostle Paul was not the only one who had taken the vow of the Nazirite. It is believed that all the Apostles were Nazirites as Yeshua was. Paul was added to the twelve much later than the other Apostles and therefore had taken the vow much later, after he became an Apostle. Further, the vow of the Nazirite was not just something for the Apostles alone, and we can see this in their statement to Paul: "Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which have a vow on them; Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave their heads: and all may know that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law" (Acts 21:23-24 KJV).  The word Nazarene also shares the same root as Nazirite and Nazirene, which means that they share something in common. It is believed that it was a common practice for many, if not all new Male believers in Yeshua, to take the vow of the Nazirite. After all Yeshua himself was a Nazirite and the Scripture says that we ought to live as he did: "He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked" (1 John 2:6 NKJ).  The vow of the Nazirite is a vow of separation -- separation unto G-d -- separation from the world and its ways. The literal meaning of the word Nazirite is set-apart and the word 'holy' also means set-apart.  The very idea of being a Nazirite is to live a 'holy' life.  Nazirites are highly revered by the Father and are named with the Prophets: "I raised up some of your sons as prophets, and some of your young men as Nazirites. Is it not so, O you children of Israel? Says the LORD" (Amos 2:11 NKJ).

There is of course an important reason why Spiritual Israel were the people of the Nazirene Vow of Consecration -- and lived set-apart from the people of this world.   When Paul stated that it was the Gentiles who were to be “grafted into a cultivated olive tree” of Spiritual Israel, he was

 

 this did not in any manner imply the Pagan environment of the Gentiles would replace that of the Ebionite Nazirene Disciples who were the original followers of Jesus.   And this fact is seen in Paul's profound statement: “Do not be arrogant", warns Paul, "but be afraid” (Rom 11:20 NIV).   Why?   Why would the Apostle warn the Christians they should be afraid?   If mere belief in Jesus was all that was needed to fulfill the Gospel requirements, then this is an important question for the modern believer to understand.   Thus, they should be afraid, because of the violation of the covenant with God when the Gentile converts ignored the warning of the Apostle:  “For if God did not spare the natural Jewish branches, he will not spare you either… Otherwise, you also will be cut off” (Rom 11:21-22 NIV).    And the fact that the Christians failed to heed this warning of Paul, is the reason why the Church has been cut off, and the Christian world continues to dwell in a Spiritual Diaspora -- shackled by the very ignorance that a series of Roman Emperors brought upon the Christian world -- a Spiritual Diaspora that continues right into our present time.

Yet, there is another element to the corruption that few modern believers have even begun to consider.   Corrupted religion and scriptures are in fact necessary for the entry-level prodigal sons and daughters who dwell under the power of the Citizen of the Far Country -- which is the reality of this world.  If the statement of Paul above is true, and the spiritual meaning of the Gospel would be condemned and rejected as "foolishness" by the body of faith-based believers who Paul portrays as being of a "natural" mind, then only a parabolic and enigmatic portrayal of the Gospel could be presented to the Christian world.   Therefore, if the original Gospel teachings had not been corrupted so that a large body of unenlightened believers would embrace them, then even the Gospel in its elementary and spiritually infantile level would no longer exist in our present time.   In the same way that those who in the Gospel were portrayed as being In The House -- while the multitude who were portrayed as being "without" could only be taught in parables and enigmatic sayings -- it is impossible for man in what Paul portrayed as his "natural" condition of mind to comprehend the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom (see Mystery Of The Gospel). Which necessitates the multitude of believers to interpret the Gospel in accord with their previously held beliefs and lifestyle -- and when their limitations were pointed out by more mature spiritual Christians, they edited the Gospels to make them confirm what they believed -- i.e., "...theological disputes, specifically disputes over Christology, prompted Christian scribes to alter the words of scripture in order to make them more serviceable for the polemical task. Scribes modified their manuscripts to make them more patently ‘orthodox’ and less susceptible to ‘abuse’ by the opponents of orthodoxy" (see Prof. Bart D. Ehrman; The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture).

When a a body of believers hold and cling to carnal doctrines of belief, the body of beliefs inhibit the believer's progress and ability to develop the mind beyond the "natural" limits that Paul portrayed the entry-level believers who could not comprehend the higher realty of the soul and the Kingdom of God. And, contrary to popular dogmatic positions, the very purpose of the original Gospel teachings was to develop and deepen the mind of the faith-based believer, in order to evolve them to a state of spiritual maturity (see The Heightening And Expansion Of Mind). But because the dogmatic doctrines of a series of Roman Emperors had the effect of shackling and limiting the development of the body of believers to a very elementary mindset (see The Religion Of Roman Emperors), it has become virtually impossible for the mainstream of Christians who cling to this dogmatic opium, to fulfill the Gospel purpose and objectives of enabling the lost prodigal sons to return to the Kingdom of Origination (see http://GateOfEden.com), while they are still physically alive in the body-vessel. And what you call sin, is merely that condition which is prevelent when the prodigal son exists in a fallen condition and state of mind. In the same way that a cough or sneeze is the effect of a sickness, so too is sin the effect of a spiritual disease that can only be healed through picking up one's own cross and travailing in TheWay -- by living in accord with the Pattern of Jesus. And this is accomplished by applying the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge that enables the seeker/disciple to become the High Priest of the Final Living Temple (see Using The Key Of Knowledge) -- which enables the seeker/disciple to gain entrance into the Inner Kingdom.    

 

 

 

 

  The Third Fatal Mistake - Not Proving The Truth -- i.e., Can these assertions be proven using the scriptures?   Most definitely!!!   And one of the prime examples of the fact that modern Church dogmatic doctrine has absolutely nothing in common with the original teachings and objectives of the Gospel, is seen in the statement of Jesus condemning the Pharisees for throwing away the Key of Knowledge.   And exactly what was it that Jesus said?   "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52 NLT).   Thus, the purpose and objectives of the Gospel is to prepare the seeker/disciple to imitate Messiah/Christ and travail in TheWay, and enable the True Christian to "...enter the Kingdom" and be taught directly from the True Prophet/Logos/Son of God.

While the Christians, like the Jews before them who threw away the Key of Knowledge, look for the Kingdom to come outwardly upon the earth, the Gospel itself states that the Kingdom will never come upon the earth, because it is within you -- and it is therein that you must seek it: "And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God comes not with observation: Neither shall they say, See here! or, see there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:20-21).   If the words of Jesus are true -- and the Kingdom is within you -- then the question that Christians should be asking, is how must the Kingdom be entered?   The answer is the proper application of the Key of Knowledge by turning the scriptures within your own mind and being -- i.e., "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52).  Thus, in understanding these words spoken to the Pharisees, the questions must be asked: How did the Pharisees and Jewish authorities "...hide the key to knowledge from the people"?   Why did Jesus condemn the leaders of the Jews for failing to enter the Kingdom themselves? -- i.e., "...You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves"!   And how did the religious leaders of the Jews "...prevent others from entering?"   That the primary objective of the Gospel is to prepare and enable the seeker/disciple to enter the Kingdom, is further demonstrated in Jesus' condemnation of the blind religious leaders as seen in the words: "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to" (Matt 23:13 NIV).  Which means that the Kingdom of God is not something that will come if we wait for it -- but rather, it is a reality which man must seek and find -- within himself.

In the Bible translation known as The Message, the above reality of Jesus' words with respect to the usage of the Key of Knowledge is portrayed in true clarity.   In this translation when Jesus turned to the Jews who had claimed to believe in him and said: "If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you" (John 8:31-32 TheMessage) -- and once again, neither Christian or Jew who have thrown away the Key of Knowledge can understand these words which are of the utmost importance.   Jesus didn't say that they would believe the truth -- or that they would discern what they believed would be dogmatic truth out of the scriptures or some book written by other men -- but rather, Jesus conveyed to them that if they follow in TheWay, that they "...will experience for yourselves the truth...and it is this SELF-EXPERIENCED TRUTH that ...will free you" from the error and ignorance that consumes the people of this world -- and especially the blind guides who portray themselves as rabbis,  teachers, clergy, religious leaders and authorities.     

Taking the above one step further, I fully realize that many Bible translations simply refuse to interpret Luke 17:21 correctly.   In analysis of this great biblical controversy, Robertson’s Word Pictures of the New Testament writes: “What Jesus says to the Pharisees is that they, as others, are to look for the kingdom of God within themselves, not in outward displays and supernatural manifestations. It is not a localized display ‘Here’ or ‘There.’ It is in this sense that in Luke 11:20 Jesus spoke of the kingdom of God as ‘come upon you,’ speaking to Pharisees”.   The article then goes on to add that the only other instance of the Greek word “entos” being used in the New Testament, is at Matthew 23:26, where the Pharisees are told to clean “the inside of the cup”.   Moreover, the Wescott and Hort Greek text, as well as most other authorities, render the translation of this word: “inside of you is”.   Which means that the original teachings of TheWay was a system whereby the seeker/disciple takes the yoke of Messiah/Christ upon themselves -- picking up their own cross and travailing in TheWay -- which enables the disciple to enter through the "narrow gate" and dwell in the Kingdom, while still physically alive in the body -- overcoming the division of heaven and earth within the person -- i.e., the Lord commanded his followers to "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Matt 7:13-14 NIV).    Because the Church threw away the Key of Knowledge, and adopted pagan dogmatic doctrines of belief, the Christian world sits idly complacent on the side of the "broad-way  ...that leads to destruction" -- giving lip service and worshiping their brother, that they must themselves imitate, in order to enter into Life.    And it was for this reason that the Adam Clark Commentary stated that if the original Gospel portrayal of the historical man Jesus was correct, that "...the whole Christian system is vain and baseless"!!! (see The Ten Words).   
The True Reality Of The Scriptures: While the scriptures when used for their intended purpose as the Key of Knowledge -- and this is especially true of the Gospels -- are the most important writings available to mankind in his quest for Knowledge and the Ultimate Answers to all of Life -- the fact that manmade pagan dogma was forced on the Church by the sword of Roman Emperors, and in its present spiritually defiled condition has rendered the Church spiritually impotent -- is the purpose of this writing is to bring about the goal of restoring the Gospel teachings of Jesus and TheWay to their former place of Anointed Honor.   The Didache states:
There are two ways, one of life and one of death -- the way of this world leads the person down the "broad-way of self-destruction" -- as does also manmade dogma -- but, when the scriptures are used in accord with their original intention and objectives as the Key of Knowledge, they are able to open the inner "narrow strait gate" that provides entrance for the prodigal son and daughter to return to the Kingdom.   What can be called The Ten Minute Test conclusively demonstrates that the whole of modern Church dogma is condemned and rejected in the Bible as Spiritual Apostasy!!!   What is known as The Ten Words demonstrates conclusively that the original Ebionite Nazirene Disciples of Jesus were correct -- that the Gospel was edited by the later Church of Rome to support the dogma that Jesus was the rebirth of the Mithraic sun-god -- and that the Original Gospel confirms that Jesus was a true holy man who became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) at his baptism in the Jordan when the Father said the words: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee" (see The Ten Words ).    And that the Christian world has been cast into a Spiritual Disapora, because they have thrown way the Key of Knowledge in the manner of the Pharisees before them, they have adopted Roman Pagan dogma -- and even though their primary doctrines of belief are openly condemned as spiritual apostasy in the very New Testament scriptures they use (see The Ten Minute Test ), in their spiritual complacency they make no effort to pick up their own cross and travail in TheWay as Jesus commanded, and prove the Truth within them by using the Key of Knowledge to gain entrance to the inner Kingdom!!! 

 

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  The Gospels Proclaim: Unless you take the yoke of Christ upon you, you cannot enter the Kingdom of God.   "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light" (Matt 11:29-30 NKJV).    The word yoke is defined as: "A yoke is a wooden beam, normally used between a pair of oxen or other animals to enable them to pull together on a load when working in pairs..." -- and to be yoked to Christ, is to live in the manner prescribed in the Gospels -- and especially the Sermon on the Mount.     And being yoked to Christ can best be portrayed in the words: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me" (Mark 8:34-35 NIV).   But what does in mean to pick up one's own cross to follow alongside the man Jesus who you are yoked to, and become crucified for Christ?   Thus, it is imperative that you lose the self and life that you are presently living, and begin to travail in TheWay: "For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it" (Mark 8:35 NIV).
   In The Beginning Of The Gospel: At the beginning of our Common Era there were two primary factions among the Jews -- i.e., (1) those who were very carnal in their thinking -- who expressed the Word of God in outward rituals and traditions -- holding firmly to the letter of the written word of the scriptures -- a literal text which the Apostle Paul portrayed as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14).; (2) and those who had become more spiritually mature, and understood that the written text of the scriptures had a purely spiritual meaning that had the power to open the mind of the disciple/seeker to man's higher soul and spiritual natures which the carnal Jews were blind to.   The first group which Jesus condemned as blind guides, expressed the Word of God in outward rituals and traditions.  The second group understood the need for self-transformation -- and they perceived that the scriptures were an allegorical portrayal of the Forces, Laws and the Cosmology of one's own Mind and Being that could be observed within one's self, to bring about the transformational mental expansion and spiritual manifestation.

The first group of Jews observed the scriptures and the Law outwardly -- built a temple for their god to dwell in -- and in their profane heathen mindset, in this temple they ritually sacrificed animals to appease their god for their sins -- expressing every aspect of the Law in an endless array of ritual and manmade traditions.   The second group of Jews understood the words: "the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands" (Acts 7:48 NKJV) -- recognizing the reality of the statement of the Apostle: "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" (1 Cor 3:16 KJV) -- and they observed and expressed the scriptures and the Law within their own mind and being, in order to Consecrate their body-temple -- transforming themselves into a Divine Dwelling and Holy Living Temple -- enabling them to draw nearer and manifest the Essence of God in the expression of their highest spiritual potential. 

 

 

 

 

Two times the carnal Jews built a temple made with hands -- and both of these temples of abomination were destroyed by invading armies.   In quoting the Original Gospel used by the Ebionite Nazirenes, the early Church author Epiphanius quotes the words of Jesus wherein he states: "I have come to destroy the sacrifices" (Panarion 30.16.5).   And the answer to the dilemma of animal sacrifice and the outward ritual observance of the Law is found in the AskMoses.com account of the Final Temple -- i.e., (quoting) "With the destruction, G-d destroyed the physical Temple and made it a spiritual place... We cannot find G-d in Jerusalem; we must find Him in us.   With the destruction, G-d destroyed the physical Temple and made it a spiritual place.  He took that window and placed it within us. Instead of traveling to Jerusalem, G-d wanted us to find Him in our inner Jerusalem. Now, our bodies are our Temples, our souls are our windows, our minds are our Kohanim and our animal instincts are our sacrifices. We cannot offer physical sacrifices three times a day, but we can pray three times a day. We cannot attend Temple services three times a day, but we can tap into our souls three times a day. We cannot atone for our shortcomings by sacrificing animals, but we can sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions. We cannot find G-d in Jerusalem; we must find Him in us" 

The above words taken directly from AskMoses.com, represents one of the most profound spiritual insights that must be acknowledged by the leaders of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.   That in the time of Jesus the vast majority of carnal Jews did not understand the allegorical nature of their own scriptures -- and in their ignorance, they built a shadow temple in this world where they sacrificed innocent animals -- is one of the primary reasons why the historical Jesus opposed the religious authorities of his day.    That this same truth that is presented in the AskMoses.com article on the Final Temple, is the same exact message that Jesus taught, is demonstrated by quoting the early Christian writer Epiphanius who stated of the Ebionite Nazirenes followers that they "do not accept Moses' Pentateuch in its entirety; certain sayings they reject... stating Christ has revealed this to me, and will blespheme most of the legislation" (Panarion 30.18.7-9).    If what the early Church writer is true -- and the original Ebionite Nazirene followers of Jesus rejected and even "...blesphemed most of the legislation" in the Law of Moses, then it cannot be true that they were Torah Observant in the manner of the Jews.   And if we were to inquire as to what legislation of the Law of Moses the Ebionite Nazirenes rejected?    It would be that they rejected the outward ritualization of the Law of Moses that was practiced by the carnal Jews who Jesus portrayed as the blind leaders who threw away what Jesus called the Key of Knowledge.    And to demonstrate this fact, Epiphanius then quotes the Gospel of the Ebionites/Hebrews where Jesus states: "I have come to destroy the sacrifices" (Panarion 30.16.5).  

What is not at all understood today is the fact that, while the Ebionite Nazirenes were Observant of the Law -- this was the Royal Law that is Spiritual, and not of the flesh.  With respect to the Law it is written: "For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all" (James 2:10 NKJ) -- "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.  For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.  Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven"  (Matt 5:17-20 NKJ) -- "'Cursed is the one who does not confirm all the words of this law.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen!'" (Deut 27:26 NKJ).

The key to understanding the reality of the Law that each person must themselves fulfill, is in the words: "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life" (John 6:63 NKJ).   Jesus taught that while the Law remained in effect, that those who travailed to fulfill the Law, must greatly exceed the righteousness of the Pharisees -- but what does this mean?   While the Pharisees attempted to keep the law outwardly, in ritual and tradition, the fulfillment of the Royal Law must be brought about within one's own self.   And it is this inner reality of a Holy of Holies, where one's own carnal nature must be sacrificed on the altar of the Final Temple that is not made with the hands of man.   And it is this inner spiritual reality that is openly acknowledgement in the fulfillment of the inauguration of the New Covenant: "For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.  None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them" (Heb 8:10-11 NKJ).     

One only has to open the pages of the Bible to see that the whole of the New Testament teachings is concerned with ethics, morality, and the manner in which each of us treats our brothers and sisters. From a biblical perspective, the requirement is that we must be perfect, as our Heavenly Father is perfect (Mt 5:48) -- i.e., "You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect".  This state of perfection is referred to as the fulfillment of the Royal Law of God, and is measured in our forgiveness, acceptance and love of our fellow man. From a New Covenant perspective, whatever is divisive, and not in accord with the Royal Law, is of this world, and is an obstacle to our birth into the Kingdom.  It is from this perspective that the requirement in the Book of the Revelation is set before us in the words: "Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful" (Rev 21:27 NIV).  This same truth was expressed by Isaiah where it is written: "And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it" (Isa 35:8 NIV). And this same truth is expressed in the words of Jesus when he warned: "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Matt 7:13-14 NIV). The "narrow gate" that Jesus speaks that we must open in order for us to be born into the Kingdom, has its parallels in the birth canal that serves as the gate that each of us has emerged through when we physically entered into this present world.  That the next stage of birth has its similarities, is merely the result that all realities are designed in accordance with the same Divine Pattern of Creation.

What is truly important for us to see in these solemn words spoken by the Lord, is that only those who "enter through the narrow gate" will enter into Life -- i.e., it is not those who believe, but those who follow in the footsteps who are the Genuine Christians.  In order to enter into the Kingdom, the disciple must be bathed in the healing waters of consecration that cleanses them of all defilements of this world.   Therefore, the people who embrace the culture and thinking of this world, even when they call themselves Christian, are those who walk the "broad… road that leads to destruction". What Jesus warns us is that we cannot walk two paths -- it is either the one or the other -- and philosophical Christians will neither go to Heaven, to Glory, or inherit eternal life -- without entering through the narrow gate that is the entrance to the Kingdom.   Moreover, if this is not accomplished while we are alive in the physical body in which we presently dwell, then the Gospel states that we will have failed.

The Bible continually warns us that the path or the second birth and entrance into the Kingdom is not easy.   The strife of the inner war within ourselves as embodied in the symbols of Armageddon as seen in the words: "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22 NKJ). Thus, in the same way that a woman travails in labor to bring a child into this world, we must ourselves endure the "…many tribulations" of spiritual labor to be born into the Kingdom of God.   Since the Kingdom is within us, and Armageddon is therefore not an historical event -- but more factually, a spiritual event in the life of the disciple in search of Truth -- we must then totally re-evaluate everything we think we know about both the Gospel Message, and the life we are presently living.   In fully comprehending these biblical statements in relation to the whole purpose of the teachings of The Way, let us again examine the definitive statement which conveys to us the very essence of the Gospel -- and especially the Revelation of John: "Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie" (Rev 22:14-15 NKJ).

If the text of the Revelation represented the end of the world, as is commonly believed by the majority of Christians today, then we must pose the question: Why are those who remain outside the city portrayed as "dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie"? Armageddon, then, indicates the disciples personal tribulation described as the "pangs of birth" (see Armageddon Lost), as he endeavors to overcome his own lower carnal nature through the crucifixion of what is symbolized by the flesh, in order that he can possess the Knowledge of the fruit of the Tree of Life, transcend the natural barriers of this world, and "enter through the gates into the city".

 

 

 

When Jesus condemned the leaders of the Jews, it was because they were blind guides who -- in their carnal interpretations of the scriptures -- were leading the people in the wrong direction.   And this is demonstrated in the account of Jesus condemning the Pharisees for throwing away the Key of Knowledge.   And exactly what was it that Jesus said?   "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52 NLT).   Thus, the purpose and objectives of the Gospel is to prepare the seeker/disciple to imitate the pattern of the New Covenant and travail in TheWay -- which enables the True Disciple to "...enter the Kingdom" and be taught directly from the True Prophet/Logos/Son of God.

While the Christians, like the Jews before them who threw away the Key of Knowledge, look for the Kingdom to come outwardly upon the earth, the Gospel itself states that the Kingdom will never come upon the earth, because it is within you -- and it is therein that you must seek it: "And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God comes not with observation: Neither shall they say, See here! or, see there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:20-21).   If the words of Jesus are true -- and the Kingdom is within you -- then the question that Christians should be asking, is how must the Kingdom be entered?   The answer is the proper application of the Key of Knowledge by turning the scriptures within your own mind and being -- i.e., "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52).  Thus, in understanding these words spoken to the Pharisees, the questions must be asked: How did the Pharisees and Jewish authorities "...hide the key to knowledge from the people"?   Why did Jesus condemn the leaders of the Jews for failing to enter the Kingdom themselves? -- i.e., "...You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves"!   And how did the religious leaders of the Jews "...prevent others from entering?"   That the primary objective of the Gospel is to prepare and enable the seeker/disciple to enter the Kingdom, is further demonstrated in Jesus' condemnation of the blind religious leaders as seen in the words: "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to" (Matt 23:13 NIV).  Which means that the Kingdom of God is not something that will come if we wait for it -- but rather, it is a reality which man must seek and find -- within himself.

In the Bible translation known as The Message, the above reality of Jesus' words with respect to the usage of the Key of Knowledge is portrayed in true clarity.   In this translation when Jesus turned to the Jews who had claimed to believe in him and said: "If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you" (John 8:31-32 TheMessage).   How will the true followers and disciples of Jesus experience the Truth?  Jesus didn't say that they would believe the truth -- or that they would discern what they believed would be dogmatic truth out of the scriptures or some book written by other men -- but rather, Jesus conveyed to them that if they follow in TheWay, that they "...will experience for yourselves the truth...and it is this SELF-EXPERIENCED TRUTH that ...will free you" from the error and ignorance that consumes the people of this world -- and especially the blind guides who portray themselves as rabbis,  teachers, clergy, religious leaders and authorities.     

Taking the above one step further, I fully realize that many Bible translations simply refuse to interpret Luke 17:21 correctly.   In analysis of this great biblical controversy, Robertson’s Word Pictures of the New Testament writes: “What Jesus says to the Pharisees is that they, as others, are to look for the kingdom of God within themselves, not in outward displays and supernatural manifestations. It is not a localized display ‘Here’ or ‘There.’ It is in this sense that in Luke 11:20 Jesus spoke of the kingdom of God as ‘come upon you,’ speaking to Pharisees”.   The article then goes on to add that the only other instance of the Greek word “entos” being used in the New Testament, is at Matthew 23:26, where the Pharisees are told to clean “the inside of the cup”.   Moreover, the Wescott and Hort Greek text, as well as most other authorities, render the translation of this word: “inside of you is”.   Which means that the original teachings of TheWay was a system whereby the seeker/disciple takes the yoke of Messiah/Christ upon themselves -- picking up their own cross and travailing in TheWay -- which enables the disciple to enter through the "narrow gate" and dwell in the Kingdom, while still physically alive in the body -- overcoming the division of heaven and earth within the person -- i.e., the Lord commanded his followers to "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Matt 7:13-14 NIV).    Because the Church threw away the Key of Knowledge, and adopted pagan dogmatic doctrines of belief, the Christian world sits idly complacent on the side of the "broad-way  ...that leads to destruction" -- giving lip service and worshiping their brother, that they must themselves imitate, in order to enter into Life.    And it was for this reason that the Adam Clark Commentary stated that if the original Gospel portrayal of the historical man Jesus was correct, that "...the whole Christian system is vain and baseless"!!! (see The Ten Words).   

 

The word Messiah, which in Greek is translated the Christ, and in English is the Anointed, indicates one whose mind has been Enlightened -- i.e., Anointed and Chosen by God to guide Israel.   But what is Israel?  Once again, it is not the person of the flesh -- but rather, of the Spirit.  And the confrontation between Jesus and the Pharisees in the New Covenant Gospels, was a reenactment of the proverbial struggle between the spirit and the flesh -- i.e., Able and Cain -- Light and darkness -- good and evil -- the Left and Right Hands -- and these are the struggles that exist within each of us -- and as the prodigal sons and daughters who presently dwell in what Jesus portrayed as the Far Country, it is this struggle that each of us must overcome.   And that the Pharisees were of the flesh -- and were blind to the higher reality of soul and spirit -- is the reason the Pharisees asked Jesus when the Kingdom of God would come upon the earth as they believed their prophets had predicted? (Luke 17:20-21)   And because the vast number of Jews went in the way of Cain -- and they were of the flesh -- they are not even aware that there is an inner, spiritual meaning to the Torah that few people are able to see and understand.   Why?   Because they are oblivious to the above words with respect to the Final Temple.   Therefore, without the necessary conscious understanding, they have not purified and sanctified their own body-Temple.   Thus, the long ignored Jewish Mystic warns: "Thus the tales related in the Torah are simply her outer garments, and woe to the man who regards that outer garb as the Torah itself, for such a man will be deprived of portion in the next world..." (see No Jew Has Seen The Torah).  Which is explained in the Zohar: “The narratives of the doctrine are its cloak.   The simple look only on the garment, that is upon the narrative of the doctrine; more they know not.   The instructed, however, see not merely the cloak, but what the cloak covers”.  

As confirmed in the above article from AskMoses.com, Jesus correctly stated that the Kingdom of God can never come upon the earth in the manner that carnal men predict, because it is within us (see Gate Of Eden) -- all of us -- equally.     And since the Torah is a series of allegorical forms and symbols that portray inner realities of body, mind/soul and spirit to those who possess the eyes to see beneath what is presented as the "...outer garb as the Torah itself" -- which is often allegorically portrayed as the Torah that could not be received because the Children of Israel worshiped the golden calf when Moses returned from the Mount -- which means that within the symbolism of the allegorical forms of the Torah, is the Sacred Manna that one must possess in order to fulfill the Messianic prophesies -- breaking down the inner barriers of mind and being -- and dwelling within the Holy of Holies in the Presence of the Most High.  When the article in AskMoses.com states: "With the destruction of the Second Temple, G-d changed His mode of interaction with the universe."   This is an acknowledgement that the historical Jesus was the chosen holy vessel and Anointed One (Messiah/Christ) who inaugurated the Holy Temple defined above.   That does not mean that Jesus was God incarnate in the manner that the pagan Gentiles who worshiped everything under the sun proclaimed.  Neither does it mean that Jesus was the only Messiah -- because each of us who seeks to make their body-vessel a Living Temple, receives the Anointing to the degree they are able to receive it, and is made a Messiah.   And this reality of the meaning of the words Messiah and Christ is demonstrated in the position of the Ebionite Nazirene Disciples of Jesus who were correct in their assertion that Jesus "...was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Messiah/Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Messiah/Christ." Hence, when the Disciples and followers of TheWay "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Messiah/Christs, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity." (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34 - quotations at http://Ebionite.com ).   So as a Messiah, the teachings of Jesus with respect to the necessary mindset and lifestyle that is required to fulfill the Law within ourselves, meant that he was sent as a Prophet of the Most High to guide the true seekers into the Inner Kingdom.   And isn't this exactly what is presented in the above words of AskMoses: "...G-d destroyed the physical Temple and made it a spiritual place. He took that window and placed it within us. Instead of traveling to Jerusalem, G-d wanted us to find Him in our inner Jerusalem. Now, our bodies are our Temples, our souls are our windows, our minds are our Kohanim and our animal instincts are our sacrifices. We cannot offer physical sacrifices three times a day, but we can pray three times a day. We cannot attend Temple services three times a day, but we can tap into our souls three times a day. We cannot atone for our shortcomings by sacrificing animals, but we can sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions. We cannot find G-d in Jerusalem; we must find Him in us.  This was G-d’s Master Plan. By exchanging a sweeping, dramatic outdoor concert of public spirituality for an internal, personal, private experience, G-d was bringing Himself even closer to humanity, laying the groundwork for the Third and final Temple—an age that will synthesize G-d’s presence inside our hearts and minds and in the world around us in a totally new reality: the Era of Moshiach."

What Jesus taught was the mindset and the necessary Consecrated LifeStyle to become a Living Temple -- and as the High Priest of our own Living Temple, what is portrayed in the allegory of the Torah and Old Testament as entering within the Holy of Holies of the Jerusalem Temple, is synonymous with striving to enter in at the "narrow gate" and permit the Kingdom to come within -- "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." (Matt 7:13-14 NKJ).    And this is why in the Clementine Homilies the Apostle Peter states that if properly understood, there is no difference between the Torah and the New Covenant scriptures -- because the underlying spiritual objective is one and the same.   The problem is that neither the Jews or the Christians understand either set of scriptures with any true spiritual depth -- because their body-temple has been ravaged by the thinking, culture and ways of this world, as portrayed in the plundering of the temple by the carnal forces of this world.   

Notice the very important words in the above article from AskMoses.com:  "We cannot atone for our shortcomings by sacrificing animals, but we can sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions."  And this is why the Ebionite Nazirene Disciples of Jesus rejected all animal sacrifice -- i.e., quoting Epiphanius: The Ebionites "do not accept Moses' Pentateuch in its entirety; certain sayings they reject... stating Christ has revealed this to me, and will blespheme most of the legislation" (Panarion 30.18.7-9).   Epiphanius then quotes the Gospel of the Ebionites/Hebrews where Jesus declares: "I have come to destroy the sacrifices" (Panaron 30.16.5).   And when AskMoses.com states that we must sacrifice our inner animals, is this any different than the teachings of Jesus in the Gospel of the Nazirenes: "For they, making a god of their belly, sacrificed to their God the innocent creatures of the earth, in place of the carnal nature within themselves. And eating of their flesh and drinking of their blood to their own destruction, corrupted their bodies and shortened their days, even as the Gentiles who did not know the truth, or who knowing it, have changed it into a lie."

Only those who make their body-vessel a Living Temple -- and in the words of AskMoses.com, they must "...sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions" -- and is this any different than the words of Paul when he commanded the Gentiles to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV)?   Or the requirement that “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV):   Which means that we must transform the beastly predator of carnal man's lower nature, into an unblemished perfect lamb that is a fit sacrifice on the altar of our Inner Living Temple.   And this state of required purity and consecration is exactly what is stated by Isaiah where it is written: "And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it" (Isa 35:8 NIV).   And in like manner, the coming of the Kingdom within the disciple who makes himself the Living Temple is the true meaning of the Revelation, and the words: "Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful" (Rev 21:27 NIV).   And the fact that the disciple must strive to overcome their lower carnal animal nature, and make their body-vessel a Living Temple, is seen in the words: "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22 NKJ) -- and the Kingdom of God is within us.  

The true spiritual meaning of both Daniel, and the Revelation is seen in the words: "Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie" (Rev 22:14-15 NKJ).   If the text of the Revelation represented the end of the world, as is commonly believed by the majority of Christians today, then why are those who remain outside the city portrayed as "dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie"? Armageddon, then, indicates the disciples personal tribulation described as the "pangs of birth" (Matt 24:8), as the disciple of TheWay who is Spiritual Israel, endeavors to overcome his own lower carnal nature through the crucifixion of what is symbolized by the flesh, in order that he can possess the Knowledge which is the Sacred Manna, or the fruit of the Tree of Life, is able to transcend the natural barriers of this world, and "enter through the gates into the city".

  Why Are The Scriptures An Allegorical Portrayal Of The Building Of The Final Temple?  Can you just read the Bible and discern the truth?  After Paul had personally taught the congregation of Christians at Corinth, he warned them that all he could give and teach them -- and all that they could receive and comprehend -- was the elementary Gospel teachings -- designed as a starting point for entry-level faith-based believers -- that were allegorically presented in what appeared to be an historical account of Jesus and him crucified.  Paul portrayed these entry-level doctrines as the traditions of "Jesus and the crucifixion".   This fact is explored and proven in the subheading entitled Mystery Of The Gospel.   Even after personally teaching this Christian Congregation, Paul warns them that the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom is so incomprehensible to man in what Paul portrayed as his "natural" organic condition of mind, that they would condemn and reject the spiritual meaning of the Gospel as utter "foolishness"!!!   Thus, Paul stated to the baptized believers who he himself had instructed: "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ).   And that one of the primary objectives of the Gospel was to enable the Christian to overcome the limitations of their carnal mindset and nature -- enabling them to expand and evolve the mind and the transformation of their physical being into a state of spiritual maturity -- with the objective of the Gospel message as demonstrated in the commandment of Paul: "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature..." (Col 3:5 NIV) -- "Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires" (Gal 5:24 NIV).

To even imagine that the modern Christian whose doctrines of belief is based upon what the Biblical scholar points out is the gravely flawed "..source and originality of Christian doctrine” that came into being in the fourth century --  and that the modern believer whose thinking has been imbued with this fourth century pagan dogma can merely open the Bible to confirm their beliefs -- and ignore the warning of Paul and the biblical authors that even those Christians who the Apostles personally taught and were of a more pure understanding could not comprehend the true meaning and the  Mystery Of The Gospel, are a people asking to be deceived.    

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When it is recognized that this very warning was stated by Paul to the baptized and totally committed believers at Corinth -- i.e., “I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way -- in all your speaking and in all your knowledge -- because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed” (1 Cor 1:4-7 NIV) -- the modern reader who does not pause and reflect on what this means -- personally -- to them, remains a blind man who is beyond the reach of the Gospel message.   What is Paul stating to the believers at Corinth?   That even though Paul himself had instructed them in the "testimony" of Christ -- and that they had received the entire revelation of the Good News of the Gospel -- to the degree that they were not "...lacking any spiritual gift" -- they had yet to evolve and mature those facilities of mind that would enable them to perceive, discern and comprehend the higher reality of the soul and what Paul portrayed as the Mystery of the Gospel.   And this is especially demonstrated in the second chapter of the very same Epistle where Paul warns these believers who have been given all primary historical knowledge and testimony of Christ: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).    And just as important is thee fact that Paul stated that when they complete the process of transformation and achieve this higher level of spiritual maturity, that the Christ will come to them and teach them -- i.e., "...as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed”.    And thus, this is the meaning of the allegorical End Times when the Kingdom (within) comes upon the earth (the body) of the disciple/seeker.    This Spiritual Knowledge that can only be revealed by the Lord, is called Gnosis -- i.e., spiritually experienced and acquired knowledge that can only be imparted to those who have so prepared themselves that they are as virgins who have filled their lamps with the oil of purification necessary to receive the Lord.

The early Christian Valentinius quoted Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians when he made reference to Gnosis Kardias -- or, the enlightened eyes of the heart.   "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints" (Eph 1:18).   And that Paul wanted very much to speak about the Mystery of the Gospel to the Ephesians, but could not, is the reason he portrayed himself as an ambassador in bonds: "And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak" (see Eph 6:19-20).   And how did a seeker/disciple obtain these enlightened eyes of the heart?   Very briefly, by fulfilling the role of a virgin who awaits the Lord with the oil of purification -- and by becoming the "good ground" that permits the necessary expansion of the facilities of mind to be brought about, which enables the seeker/disciple to be taught by the Indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet.   And in the same way that in the parable of the ten virgins it was said to those who had failed to prepair themselves with the oil of purification that "Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you" -- even though they believed and had called upon the Lord and was awaiting his coming, this reality of the believer who has failed to prepare himself is futher explored in the early Christian scripture known as the Shepherd of Hermas.  

In the introduction of the early Christian writing known as the Shepard of Hermas, it is written: “The Pastor of Hermas was one of the most popular books, if not the most popular book, in the Christian Church during the second, third, and fourth centuries... In ancient times two opinions prevailed in regard to the authorship. The most widely spread was, that the Pastor of Hermas was the production of the Hermas mentioned in the Epistle to the Romans. Origen states this opinion distinctly, and it is repeated by Eusebius and Jerome”.   If, then, it is true that the Pastor of Hermas was one of the most important scriptural authorities over the first four centuries, then we can use it in our endeavor to better understand the essence of early Christian thought.   What the Shepherd of Hermas has to say is very important to us today, because it represents the scriptural tradition that was taught directly to the faithful flock by the Apostles of Christ.  Thus, on the nature of scripture, in the Shepherd we find: “I am senseless, sir, say I, and do not understand these parables. For how she can crush out, and on the other hand save, I do not perceive. Listen, says he. Those who have never searched for the truth, nor investigated the nature of the Divinity, but have simply believed, when they devote themselves to and become mixed up with business, and wealth, and heathen friendships, and many other actions of this world, do not perceive the parables of Divinity; for their minds are darkened by these actions, and they are corrupted and become dried up. Even as beautiful vines, when they are neglected, are withered up by thorns and divers plants, so men who have believed, and have afterwards fallen away into many of those actions above mentioned, go astray in their minds, and lose all understanding in regard to righteousness; for if they hear of righteousness, their minds are occupied with their business, and they give no heed at all. Those, on the other hand, who have the fear of God, and search after Godhead and truth, and have their hearts turned to the Lord, quickly perceive and understand what is said to them, because they have the fear of the Lord in them. For where the Lord dwells, there is much understanding. Cleave, then, to the Lord, and you will understand and perceive all things”.

The message that is very clear from this early Christian writing is that it is impossible to mature spiritually, while attempting to divide oneself between the two worlds.   In our present day culture we are living proof as to the validity of the wisdom that is portrayed in this writing -- i.e., one cannot perceive the true meaning of the parables and the inner significance of the historical narrative of the scriptures, while one devotes their lives to their “business, and wealth, and heathen friendships, and many other actions of this world” -- which would include the whole array of addictions provided by all the many leisure’s and entertainments that captivate and control our every-day lives.   Further, do we truly do unto others as we would want others to do unto us -- i.e., do we send our children (the souls who were placed in our care) off to government secularized schools to become imbued with the thinking, mindset and lifestyle of the heathen culture in which we presently live?   

In the Shepherd of Hermas a reference is made to a tower, of which it is written: “And the tower, I asked, what does it mean? This tower, he replied, is the Church. And these virgins, who are they? They are Holy Spirits, and men cannot otherwise be found in the kingdom of God unless these have put their clothing upon them: for if you receive the name only, and do not receive from them the clothing, they are of no advantage to you. For these virgins are the powers of the Son of God. If you bear His name but possess not His power, it will be in vain that you bear His name”.    In understanding what is written, it is most important for us to be aware of the continual message found in the words: “If you bear His name but possess not His power, it will be in vain that you bear His name”.   Thus, if you call yourselves Christian, but fail to purify and develop your mind and body from the defilements of this world -- and do not possess the true Knowledge of the Spiritual Christ -- and have not yourselves inherited the same higher powers of mind that the Son of God promised all his followers would possess -- then “it will be in vain that you bear His name”.   And again, this is demonstrated in the words spoken to those who believed upon the coming of the Lord, and even called upon his name, but had failed to bring with them the oil of purification, where it was stated: "Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you" 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  How The Church Threw Away The Promised Covenant: In much the same way that a first grade elementary school student studying the fundamentals of basic math cannot even begin to comprehend advanced calculus, geometry and physics, neither were the Gentiles who were immersed in the pagan mindset and worship, are/were even prepared to understand the spiritual concepts and higher realities presented in the (allegorical) Gospels and New Testament scriptures -- most of which were later corrupted and/or suppressed or destroyed by the Church of Rome.   In Romans 11:24, Paul speaks of the Gentiles as branches of a "wild olive" that was in the process of being “grafted into a cultivated olive tree” (NIV).  It is important that we take note that in his words, there is no suggestion that there was a flaw in the cultivated olive tree -- which he defines as Israel.  Only that God wanted to bring this spiritual cultivation to the Gentiles in order that they would be given the opportunity to turn from their Pagan and Heathen ways, and enter into the Kingdom.  In not being a part of the cultivated spiritual foundation of Israel, they had to be a people of faith -- faith that God would look kindly upon them, and graft them into the cultivated olive tree of Israel.  

From a biblical perspective, the Apostle declares that the Gentile believers should view the Jews almost as heroes who were sacrificed for the sole benefit of the non-Jewish converts.  The Apostle clearly states that the very Hand of God gave the Jews over to a reprobate mind for the benefit of the Gentiles.  Moreover, from a biblical perspective, the modern Christian should have good reason to believe the Apostle's words, and literally “Do not be arrogant, but be afraid” (Rom 11:20 NIV).  Why?  Why would the Apostle warn the Christian converts that they should be afraid?   If all that was necessary was to call upon the name of the Lord, and salvation was thereafter guaranteed as is promoted by the modern Church, then there would have been absolutely no reason for Paul to warn the Christians to be afraid -- lest, they will not be spared.   Yet, because the modern Church has been shackled by the spiritual folly of first the Emperors of Pagan Rome -- and later that of Martin Luther who attempted to render the Law of God null and void -- this is an important question for the modern believer to understand the reality that Paul is presenting.  If the believers were saved by faith apart form their actions and lifestyle, then Paul never would have warned them to "be afraid”!    And if we pose the question as to why should those who call themselves Christian be afraid?   They should be afraid because of the violation of the covenant with God when the Gentile converts ignored the warning of the Apostle: “For if God did not spare the natural Jewish branches, he will not spare you either… Otherwise, you also will be cut off” (Rom 11:21-22 NIV).    And thus, because the Gentile Church totally ignored this warning, they have by their own actions consigned themselves to the abyss of a Spiritual Diaspora -- i.e., as latter-day Pharisees, cut off from the knowledge and reality of the Kingdom.   And it is these words that are applicable to the majority of the Christian world today: "...Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'" (Matt 7:21-23 NKJ).

In the same way that the Jews believed they were the chosen people, merely by being Jews -- and they became offended and even hostile when Jesus told them the truth -- the Christians profess they are saved, merely by believing the dogma of the institutionalized Church and calling themselves Christians -- and like the carnal Jews, they become offended when they are told the truth.   Unlike the Jews in the time of Jesus, though, the Christians believe that they are above the Laws of God -- and in the rejection of the most fundamental of biblical principles, they continually embrace the lawless idea that they do not even need to be concerned about the warnings of both Jesus and the Apostles.  In fact, in the manner in which Christians have conducted themselves since the Jews were sacrificed, and the Gospel was preached to them, Christians have ignored the most crucial warnings of the Apostle Paul as being ignorant, and have expected Jesus to repent from the spiritual concepts that he taught that are revealed in the Gospel accounts.   

In the same way that the teachings of TheWay were moved out from their highly cultivated Ebionite Nazirene foundation, and transplanted among the Romans and Greeks -- albeit in a corrupted form that their very pagan thinking and mindset would embrace -- in order to enlighten and bring the process of spiritual transformation among the prodigal sons and daughters who were lost in the quagmire of the Greek and Roman cultures, the essential teachings of TheWay had to be made acceptable to the people of this mindset.   Thus, the Christian Church as it existed over the course of the first three centuries, was absolutely necessary (see http://ebionite.com/Necessity.htm ) -- and these essential teachings had to be presented in a non-Jewish manner, in order to serve the Higher Need of all of mankind.   Over the course of the first three centuries of our Common Era, the early Church was very much as a holistic healing center which served the needs of the individual person (see The Secret Doctrine).   But in the fourth century, the most carnal of Christians who called themselves Orthodox, entered into a covenant with the Roman Emperor Constantine, and the Ebionite Nazirenes and Spiritual (Gnostic) Christians were hunted down and murdered, because they refused to accept the religion of the Emperor (see The Death Of The Religion of Jesus).

 

 

 

While the organic mind of man has many great flaws and voids in its understanding, perhaps one of the greatest is that a Higher Supreme Power which people call God, would stoop to the level of ignorant man, and adopt one group of people over another.   Throughout the foregoing I have demonstrated that not only are the scriptures a series of allegorical forms and symbols which portray conditions and realities of mind to the seeker, but I have also demonstrated that the scriptures are written in this allegorical language of the soul, because all of life is written in this same allegorical enigma that perpetually presents aspects and realities of mind to each individual, in order to bring about their eventual evolutionary development.    And what this means is that while all of mankind are equally the Offspring of God via the proxy of their eternal soul-selves, what is portrayed in the scriptures as a Jew, is not a Chosen People -- but rather, a condition of mind that must be overcome.   A middle rung on the proverbial Jacob's Ladder -- a rung that assists one to rise above the lower levels, but is representative of a transition level leading upward that must be abandoned in order to achieve man's higher Gospel Objectives.   In the allegory of the scripture, death is always a movement or transition from one condition of mind, to another.    And thus, in order to bring about the Final Birth that is allegorically portrayed in the symbolism of the crucifixion and resurrection, what allegorically portrayed in the symbolism of the Jew, had to be put to death -- or transitioned and transformed to a higher plane.    And this is not only why Jesus said that the father of the Pharisees was the Devil i.e., "Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it" (John 8:43-44 NKJ) -- but is also why the Spiritual (Gnostic) Christians often totally rejected both the Jews, as well as the ritual observance of the Law (of Moses).   Islam in its original pure form, was another attempt to free mankind from the ignorance that enslaves him -- but like Jesus, Mohammed was even more quickly corrupted and exploited for man's greed, thirst for power, and depravity.

 

 

 

 


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The above words taken directly from AskMoses.com, represents one of the most profound spiritual insights that must be acknowledged by the leaders of Judaism, Christianity and Islam with respect to the true foundation of each of the three religions.   That the vast majority of carnal Jews did not understand the allegorical nature of their own scriptures -- and in their ignorance, they built a shadow temple in this world where they sacrificed innocent animals -- is one of the primary reasons why the historical Jesus opposed the religious authorities of his day.    That this same truth that is presented in the AskMoses.com article on the Final Temple, is the same exact message that Jesus taught, is demonstrated by quoting the early Christian writer Epiphanius who stated of the Ebionite Nazirene followers that they "do not accept Moses' Pentateuch in its entirety; certain sayings they reject... stating Christ has revealed this to me, and will blespheme most of the legislation" (Panarion 30.18.7-9).    And if we were to inquire as to what legislation of the Law of Moses the Ebionite Nazirenes rejected?    It would be that they rejected the outward ritualization of the Law of Moses that was practiced by the carnal Jews who Jesus portrayed as the blind leaders who threw away what Jesus called the Key of Knowledge.    And to demonstrate this fact, Epiphanius then quotes the Gospel of the Ebionites/Hebrews where Jesus states: "I have come to destroy the sacrifices" (Panarion 30.16.5).   What is not at all understood today is the fact that, while the Ebionite Nazirenes were Observant of the Law -- this was the Royal Law that is Spiritual, and not of the flesh.  With respect to the Law: "For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all" (James 2:10 NKJ) -- "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.  For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.  Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven"  (Matt 5:17-20 NKJ) -- "'Cursed is the one who does not confirm all the words of this law.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen!'" (Deut 27:26 NKJ).

The key to understanding the reality of the Law that each person must themselves fulfill, is in the words: "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life" (John 6:63 NKJ).   Jesus taught that while the Law remained in effect, that those who travailed to fulfill the Law within their body Living Temple, must greatly exceed the righteousness of the Pharisees.   But what does this mean?   While the Pharisees attempted to keep the law outwardly, in ritual and tradition, the fulfillment of the Royal Law must be brought about within one's own self.   And it is this inner reality of a Holy of Holies, where one's own carnal nature must be sacrificed on the altar of the Final Temple that is not made with the hands of man.   And it is this inner spiritual reality that is openly acknowledgement in the fulfillment of the inauguration of the New Covenant: "For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.  None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them" (Heb 8:10-11 NKJ).    

The word Messiah, which in Greek is translated the Christ, and in English is the Anointed, indicates one whose mind has been Enlightened -- i.e., Anointed and Chosen by God to guide Israel.   But what is Israel?  Once again, it is not the person of the flesh -- but rather, of the Spirit.  And the confrontation between Jesus and the Pharisees in the New Covenant Gospels, was a reenactment of the proverbial struggle between the spirit and the flesh -- i.e., Able and Cain -- Light and darkness -- good and evil -- the Left and Right Hands -- and these are the struggles that exist within each of us -- and as the prodigal sons and daughters who presently dwell in what Jesus portrayed as the Far Country, it is this struggle that each of us must overcome.   And that the Pharisees were of the flesh -- and were blind to the higher reality of soul and spirit -- is the reason the Pharisees asked Jesus when the Kingdom of God would come upon the earth as they believed their prophets had predicted? (Luke 17:20-21)   And because the vast number of Jews went in the way of Cain -- and they are of the flesh -- they are not even aware that there is an inner, spiritual meaning to the Torah that few people are able to see and understand.   Why?   Because they are oblivious to the above words with respect to the Final Temple.   Therefore, without the necessary conscious understanding, they have not purified and sanctified their own body-Temple.   Thus, the long ignored Jewish Mystic warns: "Thus the tales related in the Torah are simply her outer garments, and woe to the man who regards that outer garb as the Torah itself, for such a man will be deprived of portion in the next world..." (see No Jew Has Seen The Torah).  Which is explained in the Zohar: “The narratives of the doctrine are its cloak.   The simple look only on the garment, that is upon the narrative of the doctrine; more they know not.   The instructed, however, see not merely the cloak, but what the cloak covers”.  

 

 

  Jesus - The Pattern Of Salvation: As confirmed in the above article from AskMoses.com, Jesus correctly stated that the Kingdom of God can never come upon the earth in the manner that carnal men predict, because it is within us (see Gate Of Eden) -- all of us -- equally.     And since the Torah is a series of allegorical symbols and forms that portray inner realities of body, mind/soul and spirit to those who possess the eyes to see beneath what is presented as the "...outer garb as the Torah itself" -- which is often allegorically portrayed as the Torah that could not be received because the Children of Israel worshiped the golden calf when Moses returned from the Mount -- which means that within the symbolism of the allegorical forms of the Torah, is the Sacred Manna that one must possess in order to fulfill the Messianic prophesies -- breaking down the inner barriers of mind and being -- and dwelling within the Holy of Holies in the Presence of the Most High.  When the article in AskMoses.com states: "With the destruction of the Second Temple, G-d changed His mode of interaction with the universe."   This is an acknowledgement that the historical Jesus was the chosen holy vessel and Anointed One (Messiah/Christ) who inaugurated the Holy Temple defined above.   That does not mean that Jesus was God incarnate in the manner that the pagan Gentiles who worshiped everything under the sun proclaimed.  Neither does it mean that Jesus was the only Messiah -- because each of us who seeks to make their body-vessel a Living Temple, receives the Anointing to the degree they are able to receive it, and is made a Messiah.   And this reality of the meaning of the words Messiah and Christ is demonstrated in the position of the Ebionite Nazirene Disciples of Jesus who were correct in their assertion that Jesus "...was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Messiah/Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Messiah/Christ." Hence, when the Disciples and followers of TheWay "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Messiah/Christs, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity." (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34 - quotations at http://Ebionite.com ).   So as a Messiah, the teachings of Yeshua/Jesus with respect to the necessary mindset and lifestyle that is required to fulfill the Law within ourselves, meant that he was sent as a Prophet of the Most High to guide the true seekers into the Inner Kingdom.   And isn't this exactly what is presented in the above words of AskMoses: "...G-d destroyed the physical Temple and made it a spiritual place. He took that window and placed it within us.  Instead of traveling to Jerusalem, G-d wanted us to find Him in our inner Jerusalem. Now, our bodies are our Temples, our souls are our windows, our minds are our Kohanim and our animal instincts are our sacrifices. We cannot offer physical sacrifices three times a day, but we can pray three times a day. We cannot attend Temple services three times a day, but we can tap into our souls three times a day. We cannot atone for our shortcomings by sacrificing animals, but we can sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions. We cannot find G-d in Jerusalem; we must find Him in us.  This was G-d’s Master Plan. By exchanging a sweeping, dramatic outdoor concert of public spirituality for an internal, personal, private experience, G-d was bringing Himself even closer to humanity, laying the groundwork for the Third and final Temple—an age that will synthesize G-d’s presence inside our hearts and minds and in the world around us in a totally new reality: the Era of Moshiach."

What Jesus taught was the mindset and the necessary Consecrated LifeStyle to become a Living Temple -- and as the High Priest of our own Living Temple, what is portrayed in the allegory of the Torah and Old Testament as entering within the Holy of Holies of the Jerusalem Temple, is synonymous with striving to enter in at the "narrow gate" and permit the Kingdom to come within -- "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." (Matt 7:13-14 NKJ).    And this is why in the Clementine Homilies the Apostle Peter states that if properly understood, there is no difference between the Torah and the New Covenant scriptures -- because the underlying spiritual objective is one and the same.   The problem is that neither the Jews or the Christians understand either set of scriptures with any true spiritual depth -- because their body-temple has been ravaged by the thinking, culture and ways of this world, as portrayed in the plundering of the temple by the carnal forces of this world.   

Notice the very important words in the above article from AskMoses.com:  "We cannot atone for our shortcomings by sacrificing animals, but we can sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions."  And this is why the Ebionite Nazirene Disciples of Yeshua/Jesus rejected all animal sacrifice -- i.e., quoting Epiphanius: The Ebionites "do not accept Moses' Pentateuch in its entirety; certain sayings they reject... stating Christ has revealed this to me, and will blespheme most of the legislation" (Panarion 30.18.7-9).   Epiphanius then quotes the Gospel of the Ebionites/Hebrews where Jesus declares: "I have come to destroy the sacrifices" (Panaron 30.16.5).   And when AskMoses.com states that we must sacrifice our inner animals, is this any different than the teachings of Jesus in the Gospel of the Nazirenes: "For they, making a god of their belly, sacrificed to their God the innocent creatures of the earth, in place of the carnal nature within themselves. And eating of their flesh and drinking of their blood to their own destruction, corrupted their bodies and shortened their days, even as the Gentiles who did not know the truth, or who knowing it, have changed it into a lie."

Only those who make their body-vessel a Living Temple -- and in the words of AskMoses.com, they must "...sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions" -- and is this any different than the words of Paul when he commanded the Gentiles to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV)?   Or the requirement that “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV):   Which means that we must transform the beastly predator of carnal man's lower nature, into an unblemished perfect lamb that is a fit sacrifice on the altar of our Inner Living Temple.   And this state of required purity and consecration is exactly what is stated by Isaiah where it is written: "And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it" (Isa 35:8 NIV).   And in like manner, the coming of the Kingdom within the disciple who makes himself the Living Temple is the true meaning of the Revelation, and the words: "Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful" (Rev 21:27 NIV).   And the fact that the disciple must strive to overcome their lower carnal animal nature, and make their body-vessel a Living Temple, is seen in the words: "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22 NKJ) -- and the Kingdom of God is within us.  

The true spiritual meaning of both Daniel, and the Revelation is seen in the words: "Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie" (Rev 22:14-15 NKJ).   If the text of the Revelation represented the end of the world, as is commonly believed by the majority of Christians today, then why are those who remain outside the city portrayed as "dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie"? Armageddon, then, indicates the disciples personal tribulation described as the "pangs of birth" (Matt 24:8), as the disciple of TheWay who is Spiritual Israel, endeavors to overcome his own lower carnal nature through the crucifixion of what is symbolized by the flesh, in order that he can possess the Knowledge which is the Sacred Manna, or the fruit of the Tree of Life, is able to transcend the natural barriers of this world, and "enter through the gates into the city".

 

 

 

 


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And thus, when the scriptures are properly understood in their spiritual meaning, they are an allegorical presentation that contains within the body of the text the esoteric knowledge that is necessary to build the Final Living Temple within one's self -- in order to fulfill the Gospel objectives, and permit the prodigal son to return to the Edenic Kingdom from which he originally emerged.    The scriptures declare that the Lord is at the Door -- and this Door to the Kingdom is within, and can only be opened when you utilize the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge.   But this requirement can only be achieved by becoming the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed -- bringing forth the necessary spiritual fruit that enables the seeker to pick up their own cross, and travail in TheWay -- achieving the next stage of birth in the Kingdom.    

Spiritual Jews such as the Essenes knew all along that the whole of the written text of the scriptures was allegorical -- i.e., “Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?” And then Paul goes on to explain to those who want to attempt to read the written word of the scriptures literally, as if they were an historical account: “For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory” (Gal 4:21-24 KJV).   And that the account of Abraham is an allegory that preserved and conceals a deeper spiritual truth that is not apparent to those who see only the letter of the written word, means that everything contained in the scriptures is also allegorical.   And those who see only what Paul portrayed as the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6) and "Jewish fables" (Titus 1:14), remain deceived and spiritually disenfranchised in their carnal interpretations of the scriptures.    That the scriptures had to be turned within one's own body and mind, as the seeker/disciple strives to open the inner "narrow gate" that provides entrance to the Kingdom -- i.e., "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it" (Matt 7:13-14 NKJ).  While the reasons why the scriptures were, and are written in this allegorical manner is explored in the article An Inconvenient Truth.    The fact that even those Christians who Paul personally taught, were incapable of understanding the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom (see Mysteries Of The Gospel), meant that it was impossible to compose a writing where the higher spiritual truths were presented literally, so they could be read and understood by man in his organic condition of mine.   



  

 

From a Gospel perspective, the carnal Jews -- many of whom were known as the Pharisees and Sadducees -- were spiritual heretics who Jesus portrayed as blind-guides, because they had thrown away The Key Of Knowledge (click to access) in their carnal interpretations of the written word of the scriptures. Thus, it is written: "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life" (John 6:63-64 NKJV). In the same way that you are not your body -- and when your body ceases to support life, you will continue to exist -- the written text of the scriptures are a means to manifest the Spiritual Law of Father-God so that it can be revealed to True Seeker/Disciples -- and as the lost prodigal sons, they will be awakened to the Spirit, and seek the Kingdom within themselves by fulfilling the Torah as they become the Living Temple.

If you believe that God is transcendent, immanent and omnipresent -- and all knowing across the spectrum of time -- then when the scriptures were originally written and the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay was inaugurated, God possessed the Knowledge that the scriptures would be corrupted by the Gentile Church (see BibleCorruption.com ) -- that they would paganize the very image of Yeshua by corrupting the Gospels to recreate him as the Jesus-god of Constantine (see TheTenWords.com ) -- that the armies of the Roman Emperors would hunt down and murder the Ebionite Nazirenes and Spiritual Christians (see The Destruction Of The Teachings Of TheWay) -- and that what would be instituted was what Paul portrayed as the Church Of The Anti-Christ, which was based upon The Religion Of Roman Emperors. So, the intelligent modern-day believer must ask themselves if they truly believe that God is transcendent, immanent and omnipresent enough to have foreseen that the original teachings of TheWay would be corrupted?

If there was ever reason to question the validity of the Church, the Dead Sea Scrolls have proven that what is today Christianity came into being no earlier than the fourth century (see The First Fatal Mistake). Then, the seeker/disciple must seriously consider the warning of the biblical authors that the higher reality of the soul is incomprehensible to the body of faith-based believers (see Second Fatal Mistake) -- and that when the body of faith-based believers are exposed to the higher Mysteries of the Gospel, they will reject and condemn these higher spiritual concepts as utter "foolishness". And this is why it is impossible to discern the Living Word of God by merely reading the written words of the scriptures (see Can We Just Read The Text Literally?), without living the necessary Consecrated Life in TheWay, and properly applying the Key of Knowledge (see Using The Key Of Knowledge).

The objective of the teachings of TheWay is to guide you, the lost prodigal son, out of the confusion and ignorance of this world, the Far Country, and assist you in opening the inner "narrow gate" within you, that provides you entrance into the Kingdom. As the soul who lived as Jacob, the Brother of Yeshua, I have re-entered this world countless times over the past 2000 years to guide sincere seekers in TheWay -- instructing them on the proper use of the Key of Knowledge in conjunction with the proper mindset and lifestyle necessary to return to their inner Source of Being.  

 

 

 

Do you believe and follow the teachings of Jesus?  Or do you filter what you think you know of these teachings through the dogma of Roman Emperors?   Sadly, the historical facts have proven beyond any doubt that the modern Church has absolutely nothing in common with the original teachings of Jesus.  How can I make such a statement?   Because once the facts are known, what is practiced today is very much The Religion Of Roman Emperors.   To what degree is this true?   In a recent interview with Christianity Today Brian McLaren made the very informed statement that: "One of the problems is that the average Christian in the average church who listens to the average Christian broadcasting has such an oversimplified understanding of both the Bible and of church history - it would be deeply disturbing for them to really learn about church history."    So disturbing, that the vast majority of modern Christians would literally run Jesus out of their Churches as a heretic -- calling him an impostor -- and not even recognize the purpose and objectives of the original teachings of Jesus known as TheWay.    

When biblical scholar and Dead Sea Scroll expert A. Powell Davies attempted to warn the Christian world that “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” -- and another scholar and expert Prof. John Allegro stated that the Dead Sea Scrolls provide overwhelming evidence that “...may upset a great many basic teachings of the Christian Church.   This in turn would greatly upset many Christian Theologians and believers.   The heart of the matter is, in fact, the source and originality of Christian doctrine” -- what the biblical scholars confirmed is the fact that the dogmatic doctrines of the Church has virtually nothing in common with the core teachings and objectives of the Original Gospel Message of the Good News!   But in view of the fact that the original followers of Jesus were all hunted down as heretics because they refused to accept the religion of the emperor, it should come as no surprise that I make the statement that modern Christianity has virtually nothing in common with both the pre-Nicene Church (325CE), or the original teachings of TheWay.  

While there are sincere and dedicated Christians who strive daily to serve the Lord.  Very often they are the most giving and kindest people you will encounter -- often doing good for the sake of doing good.   Yet, the problem is seen in the fact that sincerity alone cannot fulfill the objective stated by the Apostle Paul that each Christian should move on towards spiritual maturity.   Why?   Because they have been severely hindered by the dogmatic opium of Roman Emperors that has undermined the Gospel Message with the suppression of important teachings, and the corruption of the scriptures (see BibleCorruption.com ).  But this was foreseen by the Apostle Paul when he wrote that there would come a day in the near future where the Church which portrays itself as Christian will worship the AntiChrist in place of God (see The Church Of The AntiChrist).  As stated by John Wesley, Paul was portraying "...that fatal period when the Emperor Constantine called himself a Christian; From this time onward - the Christians had no more of the Spirit of Christ than the heathens...." (Wesley's Works, vol 7, Sermon 89, pp. 26-27).  

From an historical perspective, the perfect example of the clergy of the third century is that of Paul Of Samosata (see Typical Orthodox Clergy), where Edward Gibbon writes in his The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire that Paul "...may serve to illustrate the condition and character of the times ...Paul considered the service of the church as a very lucrative profession ...Against those who resisted his power, or refused to flatter his vanity, the prelate of Antioch was arrogant, rigid, and inexorable; but he relaxed the discipline, and lavished the treasures of the church on his dependent clergy, who were permitted to imitate their master in the gratification of every sensual appetite. For Paul indulged himself very freely in the pleasures of the table, and he had received into the Episcopal palace two young and beautiful women, as the constant companions of his leisure moments".   Thus, Paul of Samosata who Gibbon states is merely an example of the clergy who portrayed themselves as Orthodox, corrupted the teachings and the very spiritual objectives of the Gospel -- i.e., "...Laymen were told by the priests that only the priests really knew what was necessary for salvation and that laymen must accept the "mysteries" on faith and on the priests' authority. This kept the laity baffled by the nonsensical "mysteries", confused, and dependent on the priests for information about the requirements for salvation."

While non-Roman Catholics will respond to the above by countering that they have rejected the dogma of the priests, and they derive their beliefs directly from the New Testament Gospels.   Yet, when the Church of Constantine endeavored to make the teachings of the Gospels in sync with fourth century Roman Pagan thought and culture, to ignore the facts with respect to the manner in which the corrupters of the Word recreated the message of the scriptures in order to make it compatible to church doctrine, is to make oneself disingenuous to the very Son of God to whom we proclaim to be faithful to.  The truth and the facts to the matter is very clearly expressed in the words of Prof. Bart D. Ehrman in his book, The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture, where he warns us that: "...theological disputes, specifically disputes over Christology, prompted Christian scribes to alter the words of scripture in order to make them more serviceable for the polemical task. Scribes modified their manuscripts to make them more patently ‘orthodox’ and less susceptible to ‘abuse’ by the opponents of orthodoxy" -- which orthodoxy was to bring the text of the Bible into conformity with the doctrines and tenets of the Church of the Roman Emperor Constantine. To close our hearts and minds to the facts, and ignore the truth, is from a New Covenant perspective synonymous with relinquishing any claim whatsoever with respect to being a follower of Jesus.

When did the corruption of the scriptures begin?   There is strong evidence which confirms the charge that the Gospels were corrupted as soon as they were given into the hands of many of the Gentile Churches.   Something which no sincere believer today should take lightly is the charge against Christians by Celsus, the second century Epicurean philosopher, who alleged that: "Certain Christians, like men who are overcome by the fumes of wine and care not in the least what they say, alter the original text of the Gospels so that they admit of various and almost indefinite readings. And this, I suppose, they have done out of worldly policy, so that when we press an argument home, they might have the more scope for their pitiful evasions".   Celsus concludes that because of the wholesale rewriting and corruption of the text of the scriptures, that this fraud has made all of Christianity a bogus lie: "It is clear to me that the writings of the Christians are a lie, and that your fables are not well-enough constructed to conceal this monstrous fiction: I have even heard that some of your interpreters, as if they had just come out of a tavern, are onto the inconsistencies and, pen in hand, alter the originals writings, three, four and several more times over in order to be able to deny the contradictions in the face of criticism." (R.J.Hoffmann's Celsus: On The True Doctrine, Oxford University Press, 1987).   

What teachings were removed from the Gospels?   From a spiritual perspective, the most important.    Moreover, when that segment of the Church which portrayed itself as Orthodox entered into a covenant with the Emperor Constantine, they used the most corrupted versions of the New Testament as a starting point, and then further corrupted the text in order to make it support the tenets of Pagan Rome.    But herein lies the problem: If the Gospels were corrupted -- with many of the most important spiritual teachings edited or removed in order to make them support the tenets of Pagan Rome -- then how can the modern Christian even begin to know the Truth?   The answer is found in the words:  “Then many of the Jewish leaders who heard him say these things began believing him to be the Messiah. Jesus said to them, 'You are truly my disciples if you live as I tell you to, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free’” (John 8:30-32 TLB).    And if we augment this statement with the text of the that translation known as The Message, we can begin to understand the solution to the dilemma -- i.e., "If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure.  Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you."   The key message is in the words that the seeker must "live out what [Jesus taught] ...then you will experience for yourselves the truth".   And in this respect, the Law is that you can never possess any greater Truth than you are willing to live and manifest in your daily life.   So while it is true that the Gospel was corrupted in order to make it support the dogma of the Emperor Constantine and Pagan Rome, it is also true that with the restoral of the suppressed teachings and a desire on the part of Christians to "live out what [Jesus taught] , there is the promise of the Gospel that "...you will experience for yourselves the truth".
With the corrupting of the biblical texts and the hunting down of the Spiritual Christians as heretics because they refused to adhere to the dogma of Pagan Rome, the 4th century Church of Constantine put to death the Spirit of the Church (see The Corruption Of The Church).   Yet, it's Spiritual Castration which totally alienated all generations of future Christian believers from comprehending even what was left of a corrupted and spiritually sanitized New Testament (see Bible Corruption), was implemented in the 6th century.   As an example of how the Christian world was literally forced to adhere to the dogma of the emperors, when the doctrine of the pre-existent soul was outlawed by the Emperor Justinian, the Britannica confirms that the emperor then forced his will upon the Church when he
"...banished the pope to Egypt , and afterwards to an island, until he accepted the Council, which he ultimately did" (see http://Ebionite.com/reincarnation.htm ).    After relenting to the will of the emperor, and finely accepting the decree of the emperor after seven months of imprisonment, it is reported that the pope met with an untimely death before he could even return to the Vatican.   

What are the historical facts with respect to why modern Christians believe in the manner that they do at present?   Quoting from the Dissociation.com web site at Reincarnation Human Consciousness Is Eternal

 

"In the early centuries of Christian history, many battles were waged over issues of doctrine, church councils being convened to settle disputes. In the sixth century Emperor Justinian declared war against the followers of Origen. At Justinian's instigation it appears that a local synod, which convened in Constantinople in the year 543, condemned the teachings of Origen, and ten years later, in 553, Justinian issued his anathemas against Origen, possibly submitting them for final ratification to an extra-conciliary or unofficial session of the Fifth Ecumenical Council - also called the Second Council of Constantinople. The anathemas cursed, among other teachings of Origen, the doctrine of the pre-existence of the soul. The Catholic Encyclopedia gives some rather astonishing information concerning this Fifth Ecumenical Council, permitting the conclusion, on at least technical grounds, that there is no barrier to belief in reincarnation for Catholic Christians. With the exception of six Western bishops from Africa, the council was attended entirely by Eastern bishops, no representative from Rome being present. Although Pope Vigilius was in Constantinople at the time, he refused to attend. In fact, the Pope was Justinian's prisoner since November of 545, when he had been kidnapped from Rome. The president of the Council was Eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople. 'From the time of Justinian the emperor controlled the patriarch absolutely.'

"There apparently had been intense conflict between Justinian and Pope Vigilius for several years. Violating previous agreements, Justinian in 551 issued an edict against what was known as 'The Three Chapters,' the teachings of three supposed heretics. 'For his dignified protest Vigilius thereupon suffered various personal indignities at the hands of the civil authority and nearly lost his life.' Later, to bring peace between the Eastern and Western branches of the church, this Fifth Ecumenical Council was called. Justinian, however, refused Pope Vigilius' request for equal representation of bishops from the East and West, and summarily convened the council on his own terms; hence the Pope's refusal to attend. When we learn that as many as 165 bishops were present at the final meeting on June 2, only six of whom could possibly be from the West, it can safely be concluded that the voting during all the sessions was very much in Justinian's hands. The Council's 'decrees were received in the East, but long contested in the Western Church, where a schism arose that lasted for seventy years.

Quoting directly from The Catholic Encyclopedia regarding the Fifth Ecumenical Council:
"Were Origen and Origenism anathematized? Many learned writers believe so; and equal number deny that they were condemned; most modern authorities are either undecided or reply with reservations. Relying on the most recent studies on the question it may be held that:  It is certain that the fifth general council was convoked exclusively to deal with the affair of the Three Chapters, and that neither Origen nor Origenism were the cause of it.  It is certain that the council opened on 5 May 553, in spite of the protestations of Pope Vigilius, who though at Constantinople refused to attend it, and that in the eight conciliary sessions (from 5 May to 2 June), the Acts of which we possess, only the questions of the Three Chapters is treated.  Finally it is certain that only the Acts concerning the affair of the Three Chapters were submitted to the pope for his approval, which was given on 8 December, 553, and 23 February, 554.

It is a fact that Popes Vigilius, Pelagius I (556-61), Pelagius II (579-90), Gregory the Great (590-604), in treating the fifth council deal only with the Three Chapters, make no mention of Origenism, and speak as if they did not now of its condemnation.  It must be admitted that before the opening of the council, which had been delayed by the resistance of the pope, the bishops already assembled at Constantinople had to consider, by order of the emperor, a form of Origenism that had practically nothing in common with Origen, but which was held, we know, by one of the Origenist parties in Palestine. . . .  The bishops [at this extra-conciliary session referred to in No. 5 above] certainly subscribed to the fifteen anathemas proposed by the emperor [against Origen]; an admitted Origenist, Theodore of Scythopolin, was forced to retract; but there is no proof that the approbation of the pope, who was at that time protesting against the convocation of the council, was asked."

It is easy to understand how this extra-conciliary sentence was mistaken at a later period for a decree of the actual ecumenical council. (Italics added.) However, one far-reaching result of the mistake still persists, namely, the exclusion from consideration by orthodox Christianity of the teaching of the pre-existence of the soul and, by implication, reincarnation.

In the light of the references to reincarnation in the Bible, and of statements by some of the early Church Fathers, and now of the position of Catholic scholars in disclaiming the crusade against Origen, it is not remarkable that a growing number of the clergy are speaking favorably of the new interest in reincarnation, and are even hoping that this 'lost chord of Christianity' may once more vibrate in harmony with Christ's teaching of hope and responsibility.  Now what do Protestant scholars and theologians say about the supposed condemnation of Origen? Dr. Henry R. Percival writes in A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers.  Did the Fifth synod examine the case of Origen and finally adopt the XV. Anathemas against him which are usually found assigned to it? It would seem that with the evidence now in our possession it would be the height of rashness to give a dogmatic answer to this question. Scholars of the highest repute have taken, and do take today, the opposite sides of the case. . . . To my mind the chief difficulty in supposing these anathematism to have been adopted by the Fifth Ecumenical is that nothing whatever is said about Origen in the call of the council, nor in any letters written in connection with it; all of which would seem unnatural had there been a long discussion upon the matter, and had such an important dogmatic definition been adopted as the XV. anathemas.

 

A wise person would ask the question?  What if the Roman Emperor Justinian was wrong?   With the anathema of the Church Father Origen, the question should be phrased: What if the emperor-politician Justinian was wrong in his condemnation of one of the most saintly and knowledgeable Christians in the history of the Church?   Who was Origen? Origen is called “…the most prominent of all the church fathers” (Encyclopedia. Britannica), and was considered by Jerome to be “the greatest teacher of the Church after the Apostles.” St. Gregory of Nyssa called him “the prince of Christian learning in the Third Century.”   In his Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, by Dr. F. H. Scrivener, one of the ablest of modern-day biblical scholars and critics writes of Origen: “Origen is the most celebrated biblical critic of antiquity. His is the highest name among the critics and expositors of the early Church. He is perpetually engaged in the discussion of various readings of the New Testament, and employs language, in describing the then existing state of the text, which would be deemed strong if applied even to its present condition, after the changes which sixteen more centuries must needs have produced… Seldom have such warmth of fancy and so bold a grasp of mind been united with the lifelong, patient industry which procured for this famous man the honorable appellation of Adamantius.”  The biblical scholar Wescott says of the Church Father Origen that: “We have not yet made good the positions which he marked out as belonging to the domain of Christian philosophy” (Religious Thought In the West, p. 252).

While the vast majority of modern-day Christians will predictably agree with the actions of the emperor who purged and outlawed the teachings on the pre-existent soul from the Church, all this proves is that the thinking and Gospel paradigm of thought of the modern Christian is founded upon the dogma of Roman Emperors -- and, in the words of Brian McLaren, "...it would be deeply disturbing for them" to even be exposed to the original teachings and objectives that Jesus actually taught.   Origen who was the greatest pre-Nicene biblical scholar, based all his theological positions on the scriptures -- but Origen had access to much purer and uncorrupted biblical texts (see Bible Corruption).   Origen lived during a time-frame prior to the dogma of Roman Emperors being forced upon the Church -- at a time prior to when all Christians who opposed the religion of the emperors were hunted down and murdered as heretics.   And unbeknown to most believers today is the fact that, while it is true that most of the modern-day doctrines of the Church was forced upon the Christian world in this same violent manner -- it can be asserted that the vast majority of modern-day believers are all victims of what has come to be known as the Stockholm Syndrome.    And while it can be stated that modern Christians have the Bible as a guide -- and are no longer reliant upon Rome -- the fact of the matter is that even the Protestant Churches received their Bibles directly from the hand of Rome -- after it was edited and corrupted to support the dogma of Roman Emperors who ruled with an iron fist over the acceptable doctrines of the Church (see BibleCorruption.com ).

What set the stage for the sixth century anathema by the Emperor Justinian of those early Christians who embraced the teachings on the pre-existent soul, was the fourth century take-over of the Church by the Roman Emperor Constantine -- who in much the same manner, declared which doctrines of belief the Church would endorse, and then hunted down all who rejected the religion of the emperor as heretics.   Resulting in the reality that the Spiritual Core of Christianity remains virtually unknown today, because of direct government intrusion into the affairs of the Church with respect to acceptable doctrines of belief.   In the same way that in China only those Churches which are approved by the government are permitted -- with dissidents hunted down and imprisoned or even put to death -- so too was the Church that came into being in the fourth century under the direct control of the Roman Emperors.   That the segment of the Church which called itself Orthodox, was a mere puppet of Pagan Rome and had little to nothing in common with the original teachings and objectives of Jesus and TheWay, should come as no surprise to the modern believer in view of the many statements of biblical scholars such as A. Powell Davies who attempted to warn the Christian world that discoveries such as the Dead Sea Scrolls had confirmed what they had suspected and believed all along -- i.e., that the Emperor Constantine and the Pagan Church of Rome created a religion of blind faith and belief where he wrote that: “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” (quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls).   Thus, this long ignored statement prompts us to ask: Why didn't the biblical scholars understand the true origin of Christianity prior to the discovery and examination of the Dead Sea Scrolls?   To answer this question we must consult the findings of Prof. Elaine Pagles who correctly writes: “It is the winners who write history - their way. No wonder, then, that the viewpoint of the successful majority has dominated all traditional accounts of the origin of Christianity… It suggests that these religious debates - questions of the nature of God, or of Christ - simultaneously bear social and political implications that are crucial to the development of Christianity as an institutional religion. In simplest terms, ideas which bear implications contrary to that development come to be labeled as heresy; ideas which implicitly support it become orthodox” (see Pagles, The Gnostic Gospels).   

Why did the Emperor Constantine adopt Christianity as the only approved religion?   What is important to understand is the fact that the universal religion of the Roman Empire was Mithraism -- and in the third century, Mithraism was failing in its purpose as a means for the government to control the people.   In the fourth century Christianity was adopted by the Roman Imperial Government as the official religion of the empire.  Why?  Certainly not because the Roman Emperors and politicians wanted to become Christ-like!  ”When artificial religions have thus failed to provide the imperial regime with the effective religious sanction that it needs”, writes Arnold Toynbee in his An Historians Approach to Religion, ”there is only one alternative left to an Imperial Government. It must place itself under the aegis of some living religion that has arisen spontaneously and cannot be discounted by the Imperial Government’s subjects as being a cult manufactured by the imperial authorities. In the Roman Empire both these necessary conditions were filled conspicuously by Christianity...”  The Empire was not converted over to the religion of Jesus -- but rather, the Gospels were corrupted (see http://BibleCorruption.com ) in order to make them better support the tenets of Pagan Rome, and the true Spiritual Christians were then hunted down as heretics in order to convert the religion of Jesus to an acceptable version of quasi-Mithraism.   At its essence, Mithraism was the worship of the sun-god that was born on Dec. 25, and resurrected on Easter.  The day of religious observance was changed from the Sabbath, to Sunday which is the day of the sun -- i.e., sun-worship. The Mass was an integral part of Mithraism.

In not learning the lessons of history, modern believers have overlooked the fact that when despots rule, they not only annihilate all opposition -- but they "...write history - their way" -- and they corrupt and burn whatever writings and documents stand in opposition to their supremacy and rule.   Which means that those doctrines of belief that are today seen as orthodox and promoted by the modern-day Church as being authentic, are themselves drawn from the side of "...political implications that [were] crucial to the development of Christianity as an institutional religion" under the direct control of Pagan Rome.   In the case of the Christian Church beginning in the fourth century, to disagree with the doctrines affirmed by the Emperor Constantine, carried with it the sentence of death.   Thus, Edward Gibbon writes in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: ”Constantine easily believed that the heretics, who presumed to dispute his opinions or to oppose his commands, were guilty of the most absurd and criminal obstinacy... Not a moment was lost in excluding the ministers and teachers of the separated congregations from any share of the rewards and immunities which the emperor had so liberally bestowed on the orthodox clergy. But as the sectaries might still exist under the cloud of royal disgrace, the conquest of the East was immediately followed by an edict which announced their total destruction”.    Thus, in the same way that whoever did not embrace the religion of the emperor met with the sentence of death, whatever scriptures did not conform to the approved version, was immediately destroyed (see http://BibleCorruption.com ).  

Once the Emperor Constantine began to rule over the Church, all opposition was hunted down and eliminated (see Eye Witness Account).   As an example: Perhaps one of the best voices to the institutional take-over of the Church is directly from the lips of the recent EPA official who was forced to resign (see Top EPA Official Resigns) where it is reported:

Armendariz made the original remarks at a local Texas government meeting in 2010. He relayed to the audience what he described as a "crude" analogy he once told his staff about his "philosophy of enforcement."   

"It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer villages in the Mediterranean," he said. "They'd go in to a little Turkish town somewhere, they'd find the first five guys they saw, and they'd crucify them.
"And then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years," he said.
Armendariz went on to say that "you make examples out of people who are, in this case, not complying with the law ... and you hit them as hard as you can" -- to act as a "deterrent" to others.

The term BC with respect to the beginning of our Common Era, should be reevaluated to indicate Before Constantine with respect to the birth of the Christ that is worshiped in the modern Church and promoted by its secularized (Orthodox) dogma.   That the modern-day Christ and the religion of the Church were conceived and born under the dominion of the Roman Emperor Constantine -- and that the dogma of the Church was purely political, in contradistinction to the spiritual foundation of the original teachings -- is demonstrated in the fact that modern Christianity has very little in common with the original objectives of the teachings of TheWay which was to bring about "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”  (see Expansion Of Mind) -- which has absolutely nothing in common with the blind faith dogmatized Church that came into being in the fourth century under the rulership and doctrinal control of Pagan Rome.   But the fact that the modern Christians worship the satanic god of Constantine should come as no surprise, in view of the fact that the Apostle Paul predicted that the worship of the true God would cease, and those who called themselves Christian would instead worship Satan (see The Church of the AntiChrist).   That the objective of what Paul portrays as the god of this world, is to keep the congregation of Christians ignorant and promoters of blind-faith in the spurious doctrines of Pagan Rome, has for the most part continued to inhibit the True Spiritual ReBirth of the Church.   And while pseudo-priests such as Martin Luther convinced the Church to embrace the dogma of faith apart from actions -- to the degree that every tenet of the modern Church is openly condemned in their own New Testament (see The Lie & The Ten Minute Test), the modern believer continues to ignore the scriptures in their allegiance to the dogma of Pagan Rome.   And, just as equally important to understand, is that "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”  has absolutely nothing to do with the expansion of the physical brain -- but rather, both the refinement of the physical body that permits this expansion of mind to be brought about, and the development of those areas which lie under the control of the innate Intuitive Spheres of the Mind that the physical brain does not naturally support.

With the removal of the teachings on the pre-existent soul, the void that was created has had such far ranging implications, that it has become impossible for modern believers and critics alike to even begin to get a valid sense of the original Gospel meaning and objectives.    The modern Church is faith-based -- founded upon blind-faith -- because the reader lacks the necessary tools to even get a sense of the very purpose of the original teachings of TheWay.   And this secular imposed intervention where the Christian world was literally forced to succumb to the decree of a series of emperors, has had the far ranging effect of spiritually castrating the Church.   What the Bible states is that the lives of each person is orchestrated and scripted by the Laws -- and yet, without an understanding of the Laws that the scriptures states controls all events in this world, the very purpose and meaning of life itself will remain a perpetual enigma -- as will the scriptures.   Jesus himself taught that not even a sparrow can “...fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father” (Matt 10:29 NIV).   And in the very next verse Jesus applies this same reality to man and states that every hair is accounted for -- i.e., "And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered" -- and yet, the Christian world remains totally ignorant with respect to the workings of the Laws that orchestrate and brings about all events that transpire in this world.  

The decrees of the Emperor Justinian not only condemned the teachings on the pre-existent soul, but also the celebrated pre-Nicene Church Father Origen.   Who was Origen?   St. Gregory portrays the Church Father Origen as "the prince of Christian learning" -- while St. Jerome portrays him as "a teacher second only to the Apostles".    It was Origen who openly taught the doctrine of the pre-existent soul (see Early Church On PreDestination) as demonstrated in the words of Origen that “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis).   Yet, the Christian world has been largely disenfranchised from the deeper understanding of the Gospel message and spiritual meaning, because of the wholesale corruption of the scriptures (see Bible Corruption) -- and the adoption of manmade doctrines that were forced upon the Church by the Pagan Emperor Constantine -- culminating in the removal of the teachings on the pre-existent soul by the Emperor Justinian in the 6th century.       

Today, Christians have encountered a crossroads -- with their old world very quickly fading away, modern people are demanding answers that the dogma of Roman Emperors remains totally inadequate to supply.   And while there is an answer to every question mankind poses -- answers that can only be presented by an Enlightened People of the Light and TheWay -- the dogma of the Roman emperors remains the very shackles that inhibits the Church from achieving its rightful place as the Light of the World.   And thus, the choice -- i.e., which path should the seeker/disciple choose ?   That of manmade pagan doctrines?  Or the Spiritual Teachings of the Original Gospel Message?   What I will demonstrate is that the pre-Nicene conflict between the Spiritual Christians and those who portrayed themselves as faith-based Orthodox, has always been superficial -- with the only difference being that those concepts which have been traditionally embraced by the faith-based, are in fact elementary ideas pertaining to God that are necessary for the entry-level Christian who lacks the spiritual maturity that the biblical authors wrote warnings about (see Mysteries Of The Gospel ).    With the problem being that so long as the faith-based believer continues to reject important original Gospel teachings, and retains an allegiance to the dogma of Roman Emperors and men in contradistinction to the core Gospel teachings and concepts of TheWay, the faith based believers will remain in an immature state -- perpetually divided by factions and sectarianism that inhibits their spiritual maturity. 

Why has the Church embraced the dogma of Roman Emperors, while rejecting the Original Gospel Objectives -- permitting itself to become immersed in this gravest absurdity and denial of Gospel teachings and facts?   Because it is the victim of what has come to be known as Stockholm Syndrome -- and after being ravished and robbed of its spiritual core and essence by a series of pagan emperors who literally forced their dogma upon the Church, this same body of manmade dogma has rendered the Church spiritually impotent and unable to escape the very dogmatic shackles that enslave the Christian world in a self-exiled Spiritual Diaspora.   

 

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  The Religion Of Roman Emperors: Do you believe and follow the teachings of Jesus?  Or do you filter what you think you know of these teachings through the dogma of Roman Emperors?   Sadly, the historical facts have proven beyond any doubt that the modern Church has absolutely nothing in common with the original teachings of Jesus.  How can I make such a statement?   Because once the facts are known, what is practiced today is very much The Religion Of Roman Emperors.   To what degree is this true?   In a recent interview with Christianity Today Brian McLaren made the very informed statement that: "One of the problems is that the average Christian in the average church who listens to the average Christian broadcasting has such an oversimplified understanding of both the Bible and of church history - it would be deeply disturbing for them to really learn about church history."    So disturbing, that the vast majority of modern Christians would literally run Jesus out of their Churches as a heretic -- calling him an impostor -- and not even recognize the purpose and objectives of the original teachings of Jesus known as TheWay.    

When biblical scholar and Dead Sea Scroll expert A. Powell Davies attempted to warn the Christian world that “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” -- and another scholar and expert Prof. John Allegro stated that the Dead Sea Scrolls provide overwhelming evidence that “...may upset a great many basic teachings of the Christian Church.   This in turn would greatly upset many Christian Theologians and believers.   The heart of the matter is, in fact, the source and originality of Christian doctrine” -- what the biblical scholars confirmed is the fact that the dogmatic doctrines of the Church has virtually nothing in common with the core teachings and objectives of the Original Gospel Message of the Good News!   But in view of the fact that the original followers of Jesus were all hunted down as heretics because they refused to accept the religion of the emperor, it should come as no surprise that I make the statement that modern Christianity has virtually nothing in common with both the pre-Nicene Church (325CE), or the original teachings of TheWay.  

While there are sincere and dedicated Christians who strive daily to serve the Lord.  Very often they are the most giving and kindest people you will encounter -- often doing good for the sake of doing good.   Yet, the problem is seen in the fact that sincerity alone cannot fulfill the objective stated by the Apostle Paul that each Christian should move on towards spiritual maturity.   Why?   Because they have been severely hindered by the dogmatic opium of Roman Emperors that has undermined the Gospel Message with the suppression of important teachings, and the corruption of the scriptures (see BibleCorruption.com ).  But this was foreseen by the Apostle Paul when he wrote that there would come a day in the near future where the Church which portrays itself as Christian will worship the AntiChrist in place of God (see The Church Of The AntiChrist).  As stated by John Wesley, Paul was portraying "...that fatal period when the Emperor Constantine called himself a Christian; From this time onward - the Christians had no more of the Spirit of Christ than the heathens...." (Wesley's Works, vol 7, Sermon 89, pp. 26-27).  

From an historical perspective, the perfect example of the clergy of the third century is that of Paul Of Samosata (see Typical Orthodox Clergy), where Edward Gibbon writes in his The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire that Paul "...may serve to illustrate the condition and character of the times ...Paul considered the service of the church as a very lucrative profession ...Against those who resisted his power, or refused to flatter his vanity, the prelate of Antioch was arrogant, rigid, and inexorable; but he relaxed the discipline, and lavished the treasures of the church on his dependent clergy, who were permitted to imitate their master in the gratification of every sensual appetite. For Paul indulged himself very freely in the pleasures of the table, and he had received into the Episcopal palace two young and beautiful women, as the constant companions of his leisure moments".   Thus, Paul of Samosata who Gibbon states is merely an example of the clergy who portrayed themselves as Orthodox, corrupted the teachings and the very spiritual objectives of the Gospel -- i.e., "...Laymen were told by the priests that only the priests really knew what was necessary for salvation and that laymen must accept the "mysteries" on faith and on the priests' authority. This kept the laity baffled by the nonsensical "mysteries", confused, and dependent on the priests for information about the requirements for salvation."

While non-Roman Catholics will respond to the above by countering that they have rejected the dogma of the priests, and they derive their beliefs directly from the New Testament Gospels.   Yet, when the Church of Constantine endeavored to make the teachings of the Gospels in sync with fourth century Roman Pagan thought and culture, to ignore the facts with respect to the manner in which the corrupters of the Word recreated the message of the scriptures in order to make it compatible to church doctrine, is to make oneself disingenuous to the very Son of God to whom we proclaim to be faithful to.  The truth and the facts to the matter is very clearly expressed in the words of Prof. Bart D. Ehrman in his book, The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture, where he warns us that: "...theological disputes, specifically disputes over Christology, prompted Christian scribes to alter the words of scripture in order to make them more serviceable for the polemical task. Scribes modified their manuscripts to make them more patently ‘orthodox’ and less susceptible to ‘abuse’ by the opponents of orthodoxy" -- which orthodoxy was to bring the text of the Bible into conformity with the doctrines and tenets of the Church of the Roman Emperor Constantine. To close our hearts and minds to the facts, and ignore the truth, is from a New Covenant perspective synonymous with relinquishing any claim whatsoever with respect to being a follower of Jesus.

When did the corruption of the scriptures begin?   There is strong evidence which confirms the charge that the Gospels were corrupted as soon as they were given into the hands of many of the Gentile Churches.   Something which no sincere believer today should take lightly is the charge against Christians by Celsus, the second century Epicurean philosopher, who alleged that: "Certain Christians, like men who are overcome by the fumes of wine and care not in the least what they say, alter the original text of the Gospels so that they admit of various and almost indefinite readings. And this, I suppose, they have done out of worldly policy, so that when we press an argument home, they might have the more scope for their pitiful evasions".   Celsus concludes that because of the wholesale rewriting and corruption of the text of the scriptures, that this fraud has made all of Christianity a bogus lie: "It is clear to me that the writings of the Christians are a lie, and that your fables are not well-enough constructed to conceal this monstrous fiction: I have even heard that some of your interpreters, as if they had just come out of a tavern, are onto the inconsistencies and, pen in hand, alter the originals writings, three, four and several more times over in order to be able to deny the contradictions in the face of criticism." (R.J.Hoffmann's Celsus: On The True Doctrine, Oxford University Press, 1987).   

What teachings were removed from the Gospels?   From a spiritual perspective, the most important.    Moreover, when that segment of the Church which portrayed itself as Orthodox entered into a covenant with the Emperor Constantine, they used the most corrupted versions of the New Testament as a starting point, and then further corrupted the text in order to make it support the tenets of Pagan Rome.    But herein lies the problem: If the Gospels were corrupted -- with many of the most important spiritual teachings edited or removed in order to make them support the tenets of Pagan Rome -- then how can the modern Christian even begin to know the Truth?   The answer is found in the words:  “Then many of the Jewish leaders who heard him say these things began believing him to be the Messiah. Jesus said to them, 'You are truly my disciples if you live as I tell you to, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free’” (John 8:30-32 TLB).    And if we augment this statement with the text of the that translation known as The Message, we can begin to understand the solution to the dilemma -- i.e., "If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure.  Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you."   The key message is in the words that the seeker must "live out what [Jesus taught] ...then you will experience for yourselves the truth".   And in this respect, the Law is that you can never possess any greater Truth than you are willing to live and manifest in your daily life.   So while it is true that the Gospel was corrupted in order to make it support the dogma of the Emperor Constantine and Pagan Rome, it is also true that with the restoral of the suppressed teachings and a desire on the part of Christians to "live out what [Jesus taught] , there is the promise of the Gospel that "...you will experience for yourselves the truth".
With the corrupting of the biblical texts and the hunting down of the Spiritual Christians as heretics because they refused to adhere to the dogma of Pagan Rome, the 4th century Church of Constantine put to death the Spirit of the Church (see The Corruption Of The Church).   Yet, it's Spiritual Castration which totally alienated all generations of future Christian believers from comprehending even what was left of a corrupted and spiritually sanitized New Testament (see Bible Corruption), was implemented in the 6th century.   As an example of how the Christian world was literally forced to adhere to the dogma of the emperors, when the doctrine of the pre-existent soul was outlawed by the Emperor Justinian, the Britannica confirms that the emperor then forced his will upon the Church when he
"...banished the pope to Egypt , and afterwards to an island, until he accepted the Council, which he ultimately did" (see http://Ebionite.com/reincarnation.htm ).    After relenting to the will of the emperor, and finely accepting the decree of the emperor after seven months of imprisonment, it is reported that the pope met with an untimely death before he could even return to the Vatican.   

What are the historical facts with respect to why modern Christians believe in the manner that they do at present?   Quoting from the Dissociation.com web site at Reincarnation Human Consciousness Is Eternal

 

"In the early centuries of Christian history, many battles were waged over issues of doctrine, church councils being convened to settle disputes. In the sixth century Emperor Justinian declared war against the followers of Origen. At Justinian's instigation it appears that a local synod, which convened in Constantinople in the year 543, condemned the teachings of Origen, and ten years later, in 553, Justinian issued his anathemas against Origen, possibly submitting them for final ratification to an extra-conciliary or unofficial session of the Fifth Ecumenical Council - also called the Second Council of Constantinople. The anathemas cursed, among other teachings of Origen, the doctrine of the pre-existence of the soul. The Catholic Encyclopedia gives some rather astonishing information concerning this Fifth Ecumenical Council, permitting the conclusion, on at least technical grounds, that there is no barrier to belief in reincarnation for Catholic Christians. With the exception of six Western bishops from Africa, the council was attended entirely by Eastern bishops, no representative from Rome being present. Although Pope Vigilius was in Constantinople at the time, he refused to attend. In fact, the Pope was Justinian's prisoner since November of 545, when he had been kidnapped from Rome. The president of the Council was Eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople. 'From the time of Justinian the emperor controlled the patriarch absolutely.'

"There apparently had been intense conflict between Justinian and Pope Vigilius for several years. Violating previous agreements, Justinian in 551 issued an edict against what was known as 'The Three Chapters,' the teachings of three supposed heretics. 'For his dignified protest Vigilius thereupon suffered various personal indignities at the hands of the civil authority and nearly lost his life.' Later, to bring peace between the Eastern and Western branches of the church, this Fifth Ecumenical Council was called. Justinian, however, refused Pope Vigilius' request for equal representation of bishops from the East and West, and summarily convened the council on his own terms; hence the Pope's refusal to attend. When we learn that as many as 165 bishops were present at the final meeting on June 2, only six of whom could possibly be from the West, it can safely be concluded that the voting during all the sessions was very much in Justinian's hands. The Council's 'decrees were received in the East, but long contested in the Western Church, where a schism arose that lasted for seventy years.

Quoting directly from The Catholic Encyclopedia regarding the Fifth Ecumenical Council:
"Were Origen and Origenism anathematized? Many learned writers believe so; and equal number deny that they were condemned; most modern authorities are either undecided or reply with reservations. Relying on the most recent studies on the question it may be held that:  It is certain that the fifth general council was convoked exclusively to deal with the affair of the Three Chapters, and that neither Origen nor Origenism were the cause of it.  It is certain that the council opened on 5 May 553, in spite of the protestations of Pope Vigilius, who though at Constantinople refused to attend it, and that in the eight conciliary sessions (from 5 May to 2 June), the Acts of which we possess, only the questions of the Three Chapters is treated.  Finally it is certain that only the Acts concerning the affair of the Three Chapters were submitted to the pope for his approval, which was given on 8 December, 553, and 23 February, 554.

It is a fact that Popes Vigilius, Pelagius I (556-61), Pelagius II (579-90), Gregory the Great (590-604), in treating the fifth council deal only with the Three Chapters, make no mention of Origenism, and speak as if they did not now of its condemnation.  It must be admitted that before the opening of the council, which had been delayed by the resistance of the pope, the bishops already assembled at Constantinople had to consider, by order of the emperor, a form of Origenism that had practically nothing in common with Origen, but which was held, we know, by one of the Origenist parties in Palestine. . . .  The bishops [at this extra-conciliary session referred to in No. 5 above] certainly subscribed to the fifteen anathemas proposed by the emperor [against Origen]; an admitted Origenist, Theodore of Scythopolin, was forced to retract; but there is no proof that the approbation of the pope, who was at that time protesting against the convocation of the council, was asked."

It is easy to understand how this extra-conciliary sentence was mistaken at a later period for a decree of the actual ecumenical council. (Italics added.) However, one far-reaching result of the mistake still persists, namely, the exclusion from consideration by orthodox Christianity of the teaching of the pre-existence of the soul and, by implication, reincarnation.

In the light of the references to reincarnation in the Bible, and of statements by some of the early Church Fathers, and now of the position of Catholic scholars in disclaiming the crusade against Origen, it is not remarkable that a growing number of the clergy are speaking favorably of the new interest in reincarnation, and are even hoping that this 'lost chord of Christianity' may once more vibrate in harmony with Christ's teaching of hope and responsibility.  Now what do Protestant scholars and theologians say about the supposed condemnation of Origen? Dr. Henry R. Percival writes in A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers.  Did the Fifth synod examine the case of Origen and finally adopt the XV. Anathemas against him which are usually found assigned to it? It would seem that with the evidence now in our possession it would be the height of rashness to give a dogmatic answer to this question. Scholars of the highest repute have taken, and do take today, the opposite sides of the case. . . . To my mind the chief difficulty in supposing these anathematism to have been adopted by the Fifth Ecumenical is that nothing whatever is said about Origen in the call of the council, nor in any letters written in connection with it; all of which would seem unnatural had there been a long discussion upon the matter, and had such an important dogmatic definition been adopted as the XV. anathemas.

 

A wise person would ask the question?  What if the Roman Emperor Justinian was wrong?   With the anathema of the Church Father Origen, the question should be phrased: What if the emperor-politician Justinian was wrong in his condemnation of one of the most saintly and knowledgeable Christians in the history of the Church?   Who was Origen? Origen is called “…the most prominent of all the church fathers” (Encyclopedia. Britannica), and was considered by Jerome to be “the greatest teacher of the Church after the Apostles.” St. Gregory of Nyssa called him “the prince of Christian learning in the Third Century.”   In his Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, by Dr. F. H. Scrivener, one of the ablest of modern-day biblical scholars and critics writes of Origen: “Origen is the most celebrated biblical critic of antiquity. His is the highest name among the critics and expositors of the early Church. He is perpetually engaged in the discussion of various readings of the New Testament, and employs language, in describing the then existing state of the text, which would be deemed strong if applied even to its present condition, after the changes which sixteen more centuries must needs have produced… Seldom have such warmth of fancy and so bold a grasp of mind been united with the lifelong, patient industry which procured for this famous man the honorable appellation of Adamantius.”  The biblical scholar Wescott says of the Church Father Origen that: “We have not yet made good the positions which he marked out as belonging to the domain of Christian philosophy” (Religious Thought In the West, p. 252).

While the vast majority of modern-day Christians will predictably agree with the actions of the emperor who purged and outlawed the teachings on the pre-existent soul from the Church, all this proves is that the thinking and Gospel paradigm of thought of the modern Christian is founded upon the dogma of Roman Emperors -- and, in the words of Brian McLaren, "...it would be deeply disturbing for them" to even be exposed to the original teachings and objectives that Jesus actually taught.   Origen who was the greatest pre-Nicene biblical scholar, based all his theological positions on the scriptures -- but Origen had access to much purer and uncorrupted biblical texts (see Bible Corruption).   Origen lived during a time-frame prior to the dogma of Roman Emperors being forced upon the Church -- at a time prior to when all Christians who opposed the religion of the emperors were hunted down and murdered as heretics.   And unbeknown to most believers today is the fact that, while it is true that most of the modern-day doctrines of the Church was forced upon the Christian world in this same violent manner -- it can be asserted that the vast majority of modern-day believers are all victims of what has come to be known as the Stockholm Syndrome.    And while it can be stated that modern Christians have the Bible as a guide -- and are no longer reliant upon Rome -- the fact of the matter is that even the Protestant Churches received their Bibles directly from the hand of Rome -- after it was edited and corrupted to support the dogma of Roman Emperors who ruled with an iron fist over the acceptable doctrines of the Church (see BibleCorruption.com ).

What set the stage for the sixth century anathema by the Emperor Justinian of those early Christians who embraced the teachings on the pre-existent soul, was the fourth century take-over of the Church by the Roman Emperor Constantine -- who in much the same manner, declared which doctrines of belief the Church would endorse, and then hunted down all who rejected the religion of the emperor as heretics.   Resulting in the reality that the Spiritual Core of Christianity remains virtually unknown today, because of direct government intrusion into the affairs of the Church with respect to acceptable doctrines of belief.   In the same way that in China only those Churches which are approved by the government are permitted -- with dissidents hunted down and imprisoned or even put to death -- so too was the Church that came into being in the fourth century under the direct control of the Roman Emperors.   That the segment of the Church which called itself Orthodox, was a mere puppet of Pagan Rome and had little to nothing in common with the original teachings and objectives of Jesus and TheWay, should come as no surprise to the modern believer in view of the many statements of biblical scholars such as A. Powell Davies who attempted to warn the Christian world that discoveries such as the Dead Sea Scrolls had confirmed what they had suspected and believed all along -- i.e., that the Emperor Constantine and the Pagan Church of Rome created a religion of blind faith and belief where he wrote that: “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” (quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls).   Thus, this long ignored statement prompts us to ask: Why didn't the biblical scholars understand the true origin of Christianity prior to the discovery and examination of the Dead Sea Scrolls?   To answer this question we must consult the findings of Prof. Elaine Pagles who correctly writes: “It is the winners who write history - their way. No wonder, then, that the viewpoint of the successful majority has dominated all traditional accounts of the origin of Christianity… It suggests that these religious debates - questions of the nature of God, or of Christ - simultaneously bear social and political implications that are crucial to the development of Christianity as an institutional religion. In simplest terms, ideas which bear implications contrary to that development come to be labeled as heresy; ideas which implicitly support it become orthodox” (see Pagles, The Gnostic Gospels).   

Why did the Emperor Constantine adopt Christianity as the only approved religion?   What is important to understand is the fact that the universal religion of the Roman Empire was Mithraism -- and in the third century, Mithraism was failing in its purpose as a means for the government to control the people.   In the fourth century Christianity was adopted by the Roman Imperial Government as the official religion of the empire.  Why?  Certainly not because the Roman Emperors and politicians wanted to become Christ-like!  ”When artificial religions have thus failed to provide the imperial regime with the effective religious sanction that it needs”, writes Arnold Toynbee in his An Historians Approach to Religion, ”there is only one alternative left to an Imperial Government. It must place itself under the aegis of some living religion that has arisen spontaneously and cannot be discounted by the Imperial Government’s subjects as being a cult manufactured by the imperial authorities. In the Roman Empire both these necessary conditions were filled conspicuously by Christianity...”  The Empire was not converted over to the religion of Jesus -- but rather, the Gospels were corrupted (see http://BibleCorruption.com ) in order to make them better support the tenets of Pagan Rome, and the true Spiritual Christians were then hunted down as heretics in order to convert the religion of Jesus to an acceptable version of quasi-Mithraism.   At its essence, Mithraism was the worship of the sun-god that was born on Dec. 25, and resurrected on Easter.  The day of religious observance was changed from the Sabbath, to Sunday which is the day of the sun -- i.e., sun-worship. The Mass was an integral part of Mithraism.

In not learning the lessons of history, modern believers have overlooked the fact that when despots rule, they not only annihilate all opposition -- but they "...write history - their way" -- and they corrupt and burn whatever writings and documents stand in opposition to their supremacy and rule.   Which means that those doctrines of belief that are today seen as orthodox and promoted by the modern-day Church as being authentic, are themselves drawn from the side of "...political implications that [were] crucial to the development of Christianity as an institutional religion" under the direct control of Pagan Rome.   In the case of the Christian Church beginning in the fourth century, to disagree with the doctrines affirmed by the Emperor Constantine, carried with it the sentence of death.   Thus, Edward Gibbon writes in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: ”Constantine easily believed that the heretics, who presumed to dispute his opinions or to oppose his commands, were guilty of the most absurd and criminal obstinacy... Not a moment was lost in excluding the ministers and teachers of the separated congregations from any share of the rewards and immunities which the emperor had so liberally bestowed on the orthodox clergy. But as the sectaries might still exist under the cloud of royal disgrace, the conquest of the East was immediately followed by an edict which announced their total destruction”.    Thus, in the same way that whoever did not embrace the religion of the emperor met with the sentence of death, whatever scriptures did not conform to the approved version, was immediately destroyed (see http://BibleCorruption.com ).  

Once the Emperor Constantine began to rule over the Church, all opposition was hunted down and eliminated (see Eye Witness Account).   As an example: Perhaps one of the best voices to the institutional take-over of the Church is directly from the lips of the recent EPA official who was forced to resign (see Top EPA Official Resigns) where it is reported:

Armendariz made the original remarks at a local Texas government meeting in 2010. He relayed to the audience what he described as a "crude" analogy he once told his staff about his "philosophy of enforcement."   

"It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer villages in the Mediterranean," he said. "They'd go in to a little Turkish town somewhere, they'd find the first five guys they saw, and they'd crucify them.
"And then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years," he said.
Armendariz went on to say that "you make examples out of people who are, in this case, not complying with the law ... and you hit them as hard as you can" -- to act as a "deterrent" to others.

The term BC with respect to the beginning of our Common Era, should be reevaluated to indicate Before Constantine with respect to the birth of the Christ that is worshiped in the modern Church and promoted by its secularized (Orthodox) dogma.   That the modern-day Christ and the religion of the Church were conceived and born under the dominion of the Roman Emperor Constantine -- and that the dogma of the Church was purely political, in contradistinction to the spiritual foundation of the original teachings -- is demonstrated in the fact that modern Christianity has very little in common with the original objectives of the teachings of TheWay which was to bring about "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”  (see Expansion Of Mind) -- which has absolutely nothing in common with the blind faith dogmatized Church that came into being in the fourth century under the rulership and doctrinal control of Pagan Rome.   But the fact that the modern Christians worship the satanic god of Constantine should come as no surprise, in view of the fact that the Apostle Paul predicted that the worship of the true God would cease, and those who called themselves Christian would instead worship Satan (see The Church of the AntiChrist).   That the objective of what Paul portrays as the god of this world, is to keep the congregation of Christians ignorant and promoters of blind-faith in the spurious doctrines of Pagan Rome, has for the most part continued to inhibit the True Spiritual ReBirth of the Church.   And while pseudo-priests such as Martin Luther convinced the Church to embrace the dogma of faith apart from actions -- to the degree that every tenet of the modern Church is openly condemned in their own New Testament (see The Lie & The Ten Minute Test), the modern believer continues to ignore the scriptures in their allegiance to the dogma of Pagan Rome.   And, just as equally important to understand, is that "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”  has absolutely nothing to do with the expansion of the physical brain -- but rather, both the refinement of the physical body that permits this expansion of mind to be brought about, and the development of those areas which lie under the control of the innate Intuitive Spheres of the Mind that the physical brain does not naturally support.

With the removal of the teachings on the pre-existent soul, the void that was created has had such far ranging implications, that it has become impossible for modern believers and critics alike to even begin to get a valid sense of the original Gospel meaning and objectives.    The modern Church is faith-based -- founded upon blind-faith -- because the reader lacks the necessary tools to even get a sense of the very purpose of the original teachings of TheWay.   And this secular imposed intervention where the Christian world was literally forced to succumb to the decree of a series of emperors, has had the far ranging effect of spiritually castrating the Church.   What the Bible states is that the lives of each person is orchestrated and scripted by the Laws -- and yet, without an understanding of the Laws that the scriptures states controls all events in this world, the very purpose and meaning of life itself will remain a perpetual enigma -- as will the scriptures.   Jesus himself taught that not even a sparrow can “...fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father” (Matt 10:29 NIV).   And in the very next verse Jesus applies this same reality to man and states that every hair is accounted for -- i.e., "And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered" -- and yet, the Christian world remains totally ignorant with respect to the workings of the Laws that orchestrate and brings about all events that transpire in this world.  

The decrees of the Emperor Justinian not only condemned the teachings on the pre-existent soul, but also the celebrated pre-Nicene Church Father Origen.   Who was Origen?   St. Gregory portrays the Church Father Origen as "the prince of Christian learning" -- while St. Jerome portrays him as "a teacher second only to the Apostles".    It was Origen who openly taught the doctrine of the pre-existent soul (see Early Church On PreDestination) as demonstrated in the words of Origen that “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis).   Yet, the Christian world has been largely disenfranchised from the deeper understanding of the Gospel message and spiritual meaning, because of the wholesale corruption of the scriptures (see Bible Corruption) -- and the adoption of manmade doctrines that were forced upon the Church by the Pagan Emperor Constantine -- culminating in the removal of the teachings on the pre-existent soul by the Emperor Justinian in the 6th century.       

Today, Christians have encountered a crossroads -- with their old world very quickly fading away, modern people are demanding answers that the dogma of Roman Emperors remains totally inadequate to supply.   And while there is an answer to every question mankind poses -- answers that can only be presented by an Enlightened People of the Light and TheWay -- the dogma of the Roman emperors remains the very shackles that inhibits the Church from achieving its rightful place as the Light of the World.   And thus, the choice -- i.e., which path should the seeker/disciple choose ?   That of manmade pagan doctrines?  Or the Spiritual Teachings of the Original Gospel Message?   What I will demonstrate is that the pre-Nicene conflict between the Spiritual Christians and those who portrayed themselves as faith-based Orthodox, has always been superficial -- with the only difference being that those concepts which have been traditionally embraced by the faith-based, are in fact elementary ideas pertaining to God that are necessary for the entry-level Christian who lacks the spiritual maturity that the biblical authors wrote warnings about (see Mysteries Of The Gospel ).    With the problem being that so long as the faith-based believer continues to reject important original Gospel teachings, and retains an allegiance to the dogma of Roman Emperors and men in contradistinction to the core Gospel teachings and concepts of TheWay, the faith based believers will remain in an immature state -- perpetually divided by factions and sectarianism that inhibits their spiritual maturity. 

Why has the Church embraced the dogma of Roman Emperors, while rejecting the Original Gospel Objectives -- permitting itself to become immersed in this gravest absurdity and denial of Gospel teachings and facts?   Because it is the victim of what has come to be known as Stockholm Syndrome -- and after being ravished and robbed of its spiritual core and essence by a series of pagan emperors who literally forced their dogma upon the Church, this same body of manmade dogma has rendered the Church spiritually impotent and unable to escape the very dogmatic shackles that enslave the Christian world in a self-exiled Spiritual Diaspora.   

 

 

 

 

 

  The First Fatal Mistake - Before Logos And The Source Of The Gospel: The word prologue literally means: Before Logos -- and when properly understood, Christians are being denied access to the (Indwelling) Logos because the Pagan Church of 4th Century Rome forced the dogma of the emperor on the Christian world -- creating an environment best portrayed as spiritual-castration -- resulting in a total alienation of the community of believers from the path they must travel in TheWay -- which was supposed to enable them to enter the Inner Kingdom -- and being taught in the Presence of the Logos/Son of God.   This Spiritual Manna of the Kingdom which is the Essential Knowledge that can only be conveyed directly into the mind of the sincere seeker/disciple, is represented in the Greek word Gnosis -- which is a knowledge that cannot be read in any books or taught by one man to another -- and only Revealed by the Indwelling Logos/Son of God.   When biblical scholar and Dead Sea Scroll expert A. Powell Davies attempted to warn the Christian world that “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” -- and another scholar expert Prof. John Allegro stated that the Dead Sea Scrolls provide overwhelming evidence that “...may upset a great many basic teachings of the Christian Church.   This in turn would greatly upset many Christian Theologians and believers.   The heart of the matter is, in fact, the source and originality of Christian doctrine” -- what the biblical scholars confirmed is the fact that the dogmatic doctrines of the Church has virtually nothing in common with the core teachings and objectives of the Original Gospel Message of the Good News!   In an interview for Christianity Today, Lisa Ann Cockrel quoted Brian McLaren's statement: "One of the problems is that the average Christian in the average church who listens to the average Christian broadcasting has such an oversimplified understanding of both the Bible and of church history - it would be deeply disturbing for them to really learn about church history" (see Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right).  But in view of the fact that the original followers of Jesus were all hunted down as heretics because they refused to accept the religion of the emperor, it should come as no surprise that modern Christianity has virtually nothing in common with both the pre-Nicene Church, or the original teachings of TheWay.   

   The Second Fatal Mistake - The Higher Reality Of The Soul And Kingdom Is Incomprehensible To Christians Of The Simple Faith: After Paul had personally taught the congregation of Christians at Corinth, he warned them that all he could give and teach them -- and all that they could receive and comprehend -- was the elementary Gospel teachings that were allegorically presented in what appeared to be an historical account of Jesus and him crucified.  Paul portrayed these entry-level doctrines as the traditions of "Jesus and the crucifixion".   This fact is explored and proven in the subheading entitled Mystery Of The Gospel.   Even after personally teaching this Christian Congregation, Paul warns them that the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom is so incomprehensible to man in his "natural" organic condition of mind, that they would condemn and reject the spiritual meaning of the Gospel as utter "foolishness"!!!   To even imagine that the modern Christian whose doctrines of belief is based upon what the Biblical scholar points out is the gravely flawed "..source and originality of Christian doctrine” that came into being in the fourth century --  and that the modern believer whose thinking has been imbued with this fourth century pagan dogma can merely open the Bible to confirm their beliefs -- and ignore the warning of Paul and the biblical authors that even those Christians who the Apostles personally taught and were of a more pure understanding could not comprehend the true meaning and the  Mystery Of The Gospel, are a people asking to be deceived.    

  The Third Fatal Mistake - The Prison - Dwelling In A Self-Imposed Spiritual Diaspora:   While the analogy of Plato's Cave which portrays a world of illusions has perpetually perplexed mankind, in a similar manner the Gospel portrays mankind as dwelling in what is called the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness).   Most people who read the Gospels skip over where Jesus teaches the people only in the enigma of parables (see In The House - Taught In Parables) -- portraying the people as being dull of hearing, with eyes that do not see, and hearts that cannot comprehend anything beyond what is superficial and lacking in depth of understanding.    Yet, modern Bible readers mechanically skip over this warning without ever asking the reason why the people who are portrayed as either "without", or "outside", as being incapable of comprehending with any depth of reason and intellect?   And because the modern bible reader never poses this question of primary importance, the modern reader remains totally disenfranchised from the true meaning of the scriptures.    Why?   Because physical organic consciousness and man's "natural" condition of mind is embryonic -- and like a seed, must be evolved and matured with the proper nourishing impressions that will bring about a balanced development and Wholeness -- and this necessary development beyond the embryonic physical limitations and condition of mind which Paul portrayed as the "natural" mind of man, can only be accomplished through the process of expanding and evolving the mind from its seed-state which was portrayed by Jesus as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness), into a mature condition that is portrayed in the Gospels as Wholeness.    Which is why Paul warned that even the congregation of believers who he personally taught -- a congregation of believers who Paul portrays as having been "...enriched in every way -- in all your speaking and in all your knowledge -- because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed” (1 Cor 1:4-7 NIV) -- were yet too immature in their level of development and condition of mind, to comprehend the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom.   And in confirmation of this fact, in the second chapter of the very same Epistle Paul warns these believers who have been given all knowledge and testimony of Christ: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).    Paul then goes on and warns these believers of a natural mind who were baptized and dedicated to Christ: “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1 NAS).   Thus, these believers could only be taught the doctrine of Jesus Christ and him crucified (1 Cor 2:2), because they were not yet spiritual men -- but rather, they were men of flesh and still very much “babes in Christ”.   Paul then explains that: “I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able” (1 Cor 3:2 NAS).   What should be troubling to the modern believer is that Paul openly admits that the baptized and confirmed Christians at Corinth -- people who had accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior and received the gifts of the laying on of hands and speaking in tongues -- people who were not taught by preachers and priests, but the Apostle himself -- were not yet able to understand and comprehend what Paul referred to as the Mysteries of the Gospel of God.

To skip over the warning of Paul that the congregation of believers who he had himself taught, baptized and confirmed, would reject the spiritual meaning of the Gospel as utter "foolishness" (see Mystery Of The Gospel), remains one of the greatest absurdities of the Church that remains in its forefront of spiritual failure.  With respect to the question as to why the people who are portrayed as either "without", or "outside", are incapable of comprehending the True Gospel Teachings with any depth of reason and intellect?    Paul warns that the entry-level acts of baptism, confirmation and turning to Christ, is not enough to comprehend the Spiritual Meaning of the Gospel.   And, what modern Christians all fail to recognize is the fact that what Jesus is portraying with respect to the people's inability to comprehend the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom, is the effects of  the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) that continues to plague them, even though they have begun their journey in TheWay by embracing the entry-level teachings that Paul portrays as the "traditions" of Christ!   And because all that organic man does see with his limited vision and understanding, is the shadow-world that is portrayed in the analogy of the illusions of  Plato's Cave.   And this is why the Gospel of Thomas states: "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  The Fifth Fatal Mistake - The Spiritual Diaspora - Confrontation Of Manmade Dogma Against Spiritual Truth: When Paul portrayed the literal written text of the scriptures as "...Jewish fables", he then added not to heed the "...commandments of men who turn away from the truth" (Titus 1:14).   With respect to not heeding the "...commandments of men", the Church has never understood why Paul condemned and rejected all opinions with respect to the interpretation of the scriptures -- as seen in his statement: "But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned" (Titus 3:9-11 RSV).   Why?   Because as Paul states (see above), it is impossible to ascertain the true meaning of the Spiritual Gospel through the study of the letter of the written text which Paul portrays as "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14).   It is therefore important to understand that the word that is translated "factious", appears no where else in the New Testament.   And because the Church disregarded this statement of warning, and permitted itself to become embroiled in divisions, sects and factions which were based upon man's opinions, the Church exiled itself into a Spiritual Diaspora from which it has yet to emerge.   And when properly understood, this word that appears no where else in the Bible, must be properly interpreted "human opinion"!!!   If, as Paul warns, (1) the true spiritual meaning of the Gospel is inconceivable to the "natural" mind of man; (2) that (see above) if the baptized and committed believers were to be exposed to even the concepts of the spiritual meaning of the Gospel, they would reject these higher concepts as "foolishness"; (3) and that it is even "unlawful" to reveal to those who Paul portrays as "babes in Christ" these spiritual teachings and concepts that the faith-based Christians will reject; (4) then it must be recognized that this body of inconceivable and un-utterable spiritual truths are not written literally in the text of the scriptures where they could be read by these same immature "babes in Christ"; (5) which is why Paul condemns anyone who even promotes a "human opinion" of the meaning of the scriptures; (6) because as the Disciple Peter taught, the scriptures are designed to speak to each man's condition, and because of the Laws and the effect of what is allegorically portrayed as the Tower of Babel Syndrome, each person reading the scriptures is supposed to see a different doctrine (see The Books With The Power To Deceive); (7) and the original objective and purpose of the Gospel message was to enable the seeker/disciple to open the inner "narrow strait gate" and gain entrance to the Kingdom, and learn directly from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet.      

When the Spiritual Christians who were portrayed as Gnostic heretics said that there existed a body of esoteric knowledge that could not be received by those who portrayed themselves as Orthodox Christians, the Spiritual Christians were merely confirming the above words of Paul.   And that fallen segment of the Church which called itself Orthodox -- a body of believers who remained immature and carnal in their understanding, and were bound and shackled by manmade dogma that spiritually disenfranchised them from gaining entrance into the Inner Kingdom and learning directly from the One Teacher that Jesus said to seek out -- were in fact the sectarian heretics who Paul commanded to reject as being turned out of TheWay.       

The above Spiritual Reality that the Orthodox Congregation of Christians could never come to terms with, is in every way embodied in the statement of the Apostle Peter as quoted in the Homilies of his disciple Clement where he warns about manmade dogmatic interpretations of the written letter of the scriptures: "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without". (see The Spiritual Disenfranchisement Of The Mind).    And in the same way that present-day Christianity is a religion of innumerable teachers and almost countless sects and factions, the reality of these words are totally incomprehensible to the modern Church.   Yet, these words are not only representative of the very core foundation of the Gospel teachings, but they are representative of the original objectives of the New Covenant.  

In making reference to The True Prophet who Jesus portrayed as the One Teacher, Peter warns that: "Hence, O beloved Clement, if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth. For if any one else knows anything, he has received it from Him or from His disciples”.   If we ask the question: What is being said to the believer who desires to be faithful to the Gospel Teachings?   In the same way that the believer is commanded to seek out the One Teacher, and the commandment that "...when the law of God (scriptures) is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind" -- it is being stated that there is only One Source of Truth -- and that the wisdom of man will misguide the seeker.   By design, human reasoning which is embryonic, is incapable of understanding the true meaning of the scriptures -- i.e., "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind."   And neither should you listen to other men's gravely flawed interpretations of the scriptures -- i.e., "...For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without".   Jesus taught that there is only one Source of Truth, and the disciple/seeker must learn directly from that One Teacher.   And thus, these words which are representative of the core Gospel teachings, are inconceivable to the modern faith-based believer who is divided and disenfranchised from the very essence and objectives of the Gospel teachings -- overwhelmed and anchored to a carnal mindset that Jesus portrayed as dwelling in the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- spiritually disenfranchised by innumerable manmade opinions, factions and sects which totally alienate the believer from the Truth and the Kingdom.

The people of this world dwell in a mass of confusion -- limited by the effects of the Tower Of Babel Syndrome -- is representative of the effects of the Outer Darkness which causes organic man to perceive from a very fragmentary perception and limited understanding that inhibits his cognitive vision and comprehension.   As demonstrated at the subheading The Heightening And Expansion Of Mind, the original Gospel purpose and objectives was to bring about the process that would mature and enlighten the mind of the seeker/disciple of TheWay.   But since the vast majority of mankind dwells in what the Gospel portrays as various mental-prisons (see The Prison) -- and in their failure to understand the Laws and the Higher Purpose of life in this realm as God's Divine SchoolHouse (see http://DivineStrategery.com) -- they remain shackled to their little world of illusions and delusions, and can only make progress at a virtual snails pace.   One of the secrets to breaking the shackles of  The Prison, is to begin to live and embrace the Gospel teachings of the Sermon on the Mount -- and begin to properly apply what the Gospel portrays as the Key of Knowledge -- not only to the allegorical scriptures, but also the illusions that are allusions of this world (see  Plato's Cave ).   But since the vast majority of Christians have embraced the dogma of Martin Luther that they are exempt from the requirements of the Royal Law -- and they have embraced the Jesus-god of the Pagan Emperor Constantine -- they never actually begin to embrace and live out the concepts of the Sermon on the Mount -- living cultural lifestyles and thinking-mindsets that in every way is against the Pure Gospel Teachings.   Resulting in the reality that they remained shackled to their various self-imposed Prisons -- dwelling under the illusions of Plato's Cave -- remaining a mental infant that is spiritually barren in the Outer Darkness of mind and being.   Dwelling in the extreme Poverty portrayed in the Gospel of Thomas -- failing to fulfill the adage to Know Thyself.   And if you question the above, at the link on The Prison you will find the reality explored: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV). 

  The Sixth Fatal Mistake - Ignoring The Great Void Created By Man's Dogma: In light of the foregoing, for Christians to promote the idea that they can merely read the scriptures and ascertain the Word of God -- while ignoring the many warnings that directly conflict with this idea -- is perhaps the greatest folly known to man.   To create a theology based upon a human interpretation of the written word that Paul portrays as "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14) -- demanding what Paul states is the incomprehensible Mysteries of God to be expressed within the limitation of embryonic human words and thoughts, is arguably the greatest human absurdity known to man.    And yet, the modern Christian Church has permitted itself to be founded upon this grave folly and absurdity. 

Why has the Church permitted itself to become immersed in this gravest absurdity and denial of Gospel teachings and facts?   Because it is the victim of what has come to be known as Stockholm Syndrome -- and after being ravished and robbed of its spiritual core and essence by a series of pagan emperors who literally forced their dogma upon the Church, this same body of manmade dogma has rendered the Church spiritually impotent and unable to escape the very dogmatic shackles that enslave the Christian world in a self-exiled Spiritual Diaspora.   

In total conflict with the manmade pagan dogma of the Church, the scriptures were never composed so as to convey and teach about the Mysteries of the Soul of man and the Kingdom of God -- but rather, the scriptures are themselves a macrocosmic parable that contains within them microcosmic parables designed to convey to each reader only that level of truth in direct accord with their own condition of mind -- and when the Key of Knowledge is properly applied, what is allegorically conveyed to the seeker/disciple is the Forces and Laws of Mind and Consciousness that the individual must prevail over in pursuit of gaining entrance to the Inner Kingdom which Jesus declared that each of the lost prodigal sons must return to -- as the seeker/disciple fulfills the Gospel Objectives, and has undergone the necessary transformation of self from that of an embryonic seed-self, to a state of Spiritual Wholeness and Completion.   And that there is only One Teacher (see True Prophet) that Jesus taught to seek out, MUST be the True Christian's sole Source of Instruction -- and this evolved condition can only be brought about by picking up one's own cross, travailing in TheWay, and living the necessary Consecrated Life in word, thought, desire and deed that transforms the physical body and mind into The Final Temple.     

Allegorically, when the Key of Knowledge is properly applied to the Torah/Old Testament, what is being presented beneath the garb of the written word of the text, is the necessary esoteric knowledge to reform the physical body-mind into the Living Temple of the Most High.   In the words of Paul: "...as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, 'See that you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain'" (Heb 8:5 NKJ) -- what is presented in the Torah/Old Testament is the knowledge of the Forces and Laws that must be prevailed over in the building of The Final Temple -- which enables the seeker/disciple as the High Priest of the Living Temple, to enter the Holy of Holies, dwell in the Kingdom while still living in the physical body-vessel, and learn directly from the True Prophet that Jesus taught to seek out.  Which is exactly what the historical man Jesus did in order to become the first of the prodigal son to return to the Kingdom -- i.e., the original Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus who were taught directly by him, held to the position that (quoting The Ten Words) Jesus "...was justified by fulfilling the Law.  He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity" (see Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).   When the Ebionite Nazirenes  make reference to the Law, this very much includes the Laws of Creation as portrayed in the words "...the designs/laws found throughout Nature and all of Creation".    That the historical man Jesus was a pattern for all of mankind because of his success in overcoming the Laws, is demonstrated in the words: "He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ..."   And this confirms this statement with respect to the true potential of all of mankind that Jesus taught, as demonstrated in the words of Hippolytus when he wrote that they believed that when anyone "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs" (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34 - see http://Ebionite.com ).   And this is why Jesus taught that he was our brother -- i.e., "Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'" (John 20:17 NIV).

In the above I have demonstrated that the authors of the scriptures warned that "human thought" which is embryonic, is totally incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom.   And that because of these inherent organic limitations, it is impossible to write the Spiritual Truths of the Gospel in the words of man, so that he could read and understand what the authors of the scriptures warn in incomprehensible for "natural" organic man to comprehend.   So, then, if we pose the question: What, then, is the substance of the written words of the scriptures?   The Torah/Old Testament is an allegorical text that must be turned within self using the Key of Knowledge, which inner body of concealed esoteric knowledge instructs the seeker/disciple how to build  The Final Temple in the transformation of their own body/mind and being.  

  The Seventh Fatal Mistake - The Throwing Away Of The Key Of Knowledge: While the Christians, like the Jews before them who threw away the Key of Knowledge, look for the Kingdom to come outwardly upon the earth, the Gospel itself states that the Kingdom will never come upon the earth, because it is within you -- and it is therein that you must seek it: "And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God comes not with observation: Neither shall they say, See here! or, see there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:20-21).   If it is true and the Kingdom is within you, then the question that Christians should be asking, is how must it be entered?   The answer is the proper application of the Key of Knowledge by turning the scriptures within your own mind and being -- i.e., "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52).  Thus, in understanding these words spoken to the Pharisees, the questions must be asked: How did the Pharisees and Jewish authorities "...hide the key to knowledge from the people"?   Why did Jesus condemn the leaders of the Jews for failing to enter the Kingdom themselves? -- i.e., "...You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves"!   And how did the religious leaders of the Jews "...prevent others from entering?"   That the primary objective of the Gospel is to prepare and enable the seeker/disciple to enter the Kingdom, is further demonstrated in Jesus' condemnation of the blind religious leaders as seen in the words: "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to" (Matt 23:13 NIV).  Which means that the Kingdom of God is not something that will come is we wait for it -- but rather, it is a reality which man must seek and find -- within himself.   

Taking the above one step further, I fully realize that many Bible translations simply refuse to interpret Luke 17:21 correctly.   In analysis of this great biblical controversy, Robertson’s Word Pictures of the New Testament writes: “What Jesus says to the Pharisees is that they, as others, are to look for the kingdom of God within themselves, not in outward displays and supernatural manifestations. It is not a localized display ‘Here’ or ‘There.’ It is in this sense that in Luke 11:20 Jesus spoke of the kingdom of God as ‘come upon you,’ speaking to Pharisees”.   The article then goes on to add that the only other instance of the Greek word “entos” being used in the New Testament, is at Matthew 23:26, where the Pharisees are told to clean “the inside of the cup”.   Moreover, the Wescott and Hort Greek text, as well as most other authorities, render the translation of this word: “inside of you is”.   Which means that the original teachings of TheWay was a system whereby the seeker/disciple takes the yoke of Messiah/Christ upon themselves -- picking up their own cross and travailing in TheWay -- which enables the disciple to enter through the "narrow gate" and dwell in the Kingdom, while still physically alive in the body -- overcoming the division of heaven and earth within the person -- i.e., the Lord commanded his followers to "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Matt 7:13-14 NIV).    Because the Church threw away the Key of Knowledge, and adopted pagan dogmatic doctrines of belief, the Christian world sits idly complacent on the side of the "broad-way  ...that leads to destruction" -- giving lip service and worshiping their brother, that they must themselves imitate, in order to enter into Life.    And it was for this reason that the Adam Clark Commentary stated that if the original Gospel portrayal of the historical man Jesus was correct, that "...the whole Christian system is vain and baseless"!!! (see The Ten Words).   
The True Reality Of The Scriptures: While the scriptures when used for their intended purpose as the Key of Knowledge -- and this is especially true of the Gospels -- are the most important writings available to mankind in his quest for Knowledge and the Ultimate Answers to all of Life -- the fact that manmade pagan dogma was forced on the Church by the sword of Roman Emperors, and in its present spiritually defiled condition has rendered the Church spiritually impotent -- is the purpose of this writing is to bring about the goal of restoring the Gospel teachings of Jesus and TheWay to their former place of Anointed Honor.   The Didache states:
There are two ways, one of life and one of death -- the way of this world leads the person down the "broad-way of self-destruction" -- as does also manmade dogma -- but, when the scriptures are used in accord with their original intention and objectives as the Key of Knowledge, they are able to open the inner "narrow strait gate" that provides entrance for the prodigal son and daughter to return to the Kingdom.   What can be called The Ten Minute Test conclusively demonstrates that the whole of modern Church dogma is condemned and rejected in the Bible as Spiritual Apostasy!!!   What is known as The Ten Words demonstrates conclusively that the original Ebionite Nazirene Disciples of Jesus were correct -- that the Gospel was edited by the later Church of Rome to support the dogma that Jesus was the rebirth of the Mithraic sun-god -- and that the Original Gospel confirms that Jesus was a true holy man who became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) at his baptism in the Jordan when the Father said the words: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee" (see The Ten Words ).    And that the Christian world has been cast into a Spiritual Disapora, because they have thrown way the Key of Knowledge in the manner of the Pharisees before them, they have adopted Roman Pagan dogma -- and even though their primary doctrines of belief are openly condemned as spiritual apostasy in the very New Testament scriptures they use (see The Ten Minute Test ), in their spiritual complacency they make no effort to pick up their own cross and travail in TheWay as Jesus commanded, and prove the Truth within them by using the Key of Knowledge to gain entrance to the inner Kingdom!!! 

 

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In a recent forum discussion (see Nazirene Disciple Forum) I was asked the question as to why most people don't remember their past lives.   My answer that I will present in the below, will be in the form of two different responses to the question?   First, as a preface to my below explanation, it is important for the reader to be cognizant of the fact that the biblical authors warned that it is virtually impossible for the mind of "natural" organic man to comprehend his own higher soul and spiritual reality -- as detailed in the Prologue Of The Key Of Knowledge -- and to their own spiritual undoing, Christians perpetually ignore this warning.    Secondly, it is easily demonstrated that while Jesus taught the reality of the pre-existent soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes (see Christian Reincarnation), he did not teach reincarnation from an Eastern or New Age perspective -- which perspective is a counterfeit doctrine of belief.   And if this appears paradoxical and confusing -- i.e., the question as to how can the soul evolve over the course of many lifetimes, and yet, the Eastern New Age belief in reincarnation is counterfeit -- the error with respect to reincarnation is based upon a lack of self-knowledge and a failure to understand the ancient adage to Know Thyself.   Thirdly, that a Roman Emperor outlawed the teachings on the pre-existent soul (see Outlawed) -- literally forcing the Church to accept his dogmatic decree -- does not in any manner negate the Truth.   But with this important original teaching removed, what it does do with respect to the search for Truth within the body of Christian believers, is to render them spiritually impotent.   Fourth, the person you are in this world is not your true self (see The Divine Counterpart) -- but rather, an embryonic image of your higher soul-self that has been generated into the body you are presently using as a vehicle in this world with the objective of mental and spiritual developmental evolution -- as presented at SoulSelf.org .   Now, in answer to the question?

Many people are NOT supposed to see the past lives that their higher soul-self has lived -- lives they have no memory of, because from one paradoxical perspective, they never lived before -- and they came into existence at conception in this present life (see Reincarnation - A Counterfeit Doctrine).   When Paul wrote that the Christians who he personally taught would reject the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom as utter "foolishness" -- and he further warned that man's higher reality is beyond the perception and understanding of the organic (physical) mind of man (see Mysteries Of The Gospel) -- then those who attempt to ignore this warning, do so to their own detriment and demise.   The paradoxical key that alienates man from his own true reality is seen in the almost incomprehensible reality that you are not your soul or true self -- that part of you that has existed since the dawn of time as a direct expression of Creator-God -- and as a unique expression of your higher soul-self, you came into existence at conception in this present lifetime.   In (above) The Third Fatal Mistake it is presented that the Apostle Paul warned that the very congregation of Christians who he personally taught, were entry-level, and were yet too carnal to comprehend the higher reality of the soul and the Inner Kingdom of God.   Part of the reason is because man in his "natural" organic condition of mind has great difficulty in comprehending his own relationship of himself as the person he is in this world, with his pre-existent eternal higher soul-self that does not incarnate into the body -- but dwells in what can be portrayed as the Realm of Souls.   Thus, the self you are in this world has been portrayed as the false-self, the ego-self, the temporal-self -- and it is this self that Jesus taught you must lose, in order to inherit the Life of your soul. 

Why can't your higher soul-self incarnate into the body?   Because your true self exists across the spectrum of a great multitude of dimensions that can be portrayed as the Great Mansion of the Soul -- and there is simply no means to manifest the multi-dimensional soul into the three-dimensions of your physical body-vessel.   Which means that to first connect and then manifest your true self in the body, the body itself must undergo the necessary spiritual and alchemical process of Transformation that is portrayed as "spiritual maturity" by the Gospel authors -- a process that is portrayed as the Heightening And Expansion Of Mind And Being.  

Paradoxically, while it is true that the person you are in this life has never existed prior to conception in your mother's womb, it is also true that you are an embryonic image of your true self that is eternal, and has existed since the dawn of time (see Man As An Embryonic Soul-Image).    What this means is that because your soul and true self cannot incarnate into the body-vessel because of the natural organic limitation of three-dimensions, the higher soul-self is able to generate an Embryonic Soul-Image that has the innate potential to expand and evolve to the degree that the soul-self is able to directly connect and even manifest in the body by bringing about the next stage of Soul-Birth.   Therefore, what is equally important is to understand why approximately 20% of the people are born with the ability to recall the past lives that their soul-self has lived -- why others can develop the ability -- why some people can easily be regressed into recalling these past lives through various age-regression techniques -- while others simply do not have the ability -- and why it can be said that this knowledge is blocked in others?   Contrary to the equal means the same philosophy of the Archons of Political Correctness, there is a very good reason why we are all not only born different -- but why we see the world from a multitude of opposite and often conflicting perceptions and understanding?   Thus, the question that is raised: If our souls have all lived a great multitude of previous lifetimes, then why can only a percentage of the population see these previous lifetimes?   

From a biblical perspective: When Jesus taught the people using the enigma of parables that allegorically concealed what he called the Sacred Secrets of the Kingdom, his disciples who had received all truths revealed to them plainly, asked him: Why do you teach them with parables?   What they were asking Jesus is why he did not speak plainly to them?   And thus, Jesus answered his disciples and explained: “Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand” (Mark 4:11-12 KJV).   Those who are "without", are those who dwell in what Jesus called the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- and because they dwell "without [in the] outer darkness", they are incapable of perceiving and understanding anything beyond the base vibratory frequencies of the earth.    The disciples, on the other hand, had abandoned the ways of this world, and were able to spiritually receive the Knowledge of the Sacred Secrets of the Kingdom.    Instead of the word "mystery", the NIV Bible translates this word the "secret" of the Kingdom of God -- i.e., "The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!'" (Mark 4:11-12 NIV).

What does it mean to "turn"?  From the perspective of the prodigal son, it is to turn away from the Far Country, and return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination (see GateOfEden.com).   In the Gospel accounts, particular attention and importance is placed upon Children, who are often referred to as the “little ones”.   It is warned that if we do not “turn about”, and become as little children, we cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven (Mt 18:3; 19:14).  In Mark 10:24 Jesus refers to his disciples as children when he explains: “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God” (NIV).    The Gospel of Thomas saying 22 has the disciples asking Jesus: "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?"   To which Jesus responded: "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female...".    Therefore, unless you understand and bring about the merge and marriage of opposites within you, it will remain impossible for you to bring about the next stage of birth that brings about the necessary Oneness with your higher soul-self -- and ultimately with the Indwelling Logos and God.  

Jesus did not -- and could not -- speak openly to those who were portrayed as being "without [in the] outer darkness".  Why?  Because, the "outer darkness" is this three-dimensional realm that can be thought of as a mental-womb intended to develop and bring about the next stage in the birth process -- and it therefore would have been impossible for them to comprehend anything beyond the most mundane of earthly perceptions of self and life.   In the same way that we were initially conceived within the womb of our physical mothers -- where we were supplied all the nourishment necessary to evolve through the fetal stages and our birth into this world -- when the initial womb of our mother's because insufficient for our progress beyond the initial stages of development, we were then born into what can be portrayed as the next-level of womb where our development can continue.   Therefore, one of the conceptual-realities that Paul had great difficulty in conveying to the entry-level Christians, is the reality that this world is the womb of mother-earth -- that each of us can be portrayed as a Cosmic Ovum Or Sperm -- and that if we understand the Natural Laws of Creation and the purpose of this world, that our earthly-mother will supply all that we need to achieve the next stage of the four-fold process of birth -- the final stage of which is allegorically portrayed in the Gospel accounts of the crucifixion.    Because we lack the necessary mental-development to comprehend this higher reality, it was therefore impossible for the biblical authors to write even the next level above elementary truths literally. 

The folly of mankind which immerses him in the profound state of ignorance which Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness), has its parallels in the analogy of Plato's Cave -- the reality of which is borne out of man's assumption that he is whole, complete, and his true self.   Thus, the Gospel of Thomas declares: "But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty... Whoever finds himself is superior to the world".   How can the man who Knows Thyself, be superior to the world?   Modern man who has built his thinking upon a defective foundational paradigm of thinking, can't even begin to answer this question.   And this ignorance of man's true self which the Thomas Gospel portrays as intellectual and spiritual poverty, is one of the primary reasons he does not understand the higher reality of the soul and the great many lifetimes that the soul has previously lived in lives such as the one he is living at present.   

The ability to recall the past lives that our higher soul-self has lived is drawn from certain areas of the mind.   Which means that if we fail to develop this area of the mind, then it will remain impossible for us to develop the ability to perceive the previous lives that our higher soul-self has lived.   Again, the answer can be found in the above statements where Jesus explained to his disciples why he only spoke in parables to the common people:  “Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand” (Mark 4:11-12 KJV).   Those who are "without", are those who dwell in what Jesus called the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- and because they dwell "without [in the] outer darkness", they are incapable of perceiving and understanding anything beyond the base vibratory frequencies of the earth.    That there is a great deal more than what man is able to see with his physical senses is also presented in the Gospel of Thomas which states: "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you".  Which is why Paul stated: "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal" (2 Cor 4:18 KJV).   How, then, do you "...look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen"?  This ability has to be developed by accessing those latent spheres of mind that possess this ability to look inwardly -- i.e., In The House. 

To look inwardly -- i.e., In The House -- we have to develop and begin to access the (feminine) intuitive spheres of mind (see Intuitive vs Linear) -- which when unbalanced and undeveloped, can be like opening Pandora's Box -- often manking no sense to the (male) outward looking linear spheres of mind.   Thus the saying: Show me your strength, and I'll show you your weakness.   While in the majority of cases of recall the intuitive spheres of mind have the ability to perceive glimpses of truth that the linear spheres of mind are often blind to, the intuitive does not get a full picture -- and often the beginning, the end, and the greater impact of one's actions is beyond the perception of the intuitive.   But when you add to this the fact that in the linear-minded culture in which we live, that the true potential of the intuitive spheres of mind are not only unknown -- but often negated -- it remains true that even in its largely culturally suppressed and undeveloped state, the intuitive is still able to access nuggets of truth that is beyond the vision scope of the linear.

Mystics have long warned mankind that the reality of this world of appearances is not at all what is seems to be through the perception of man's physical eyes and senses -- i.e., that there is a great deal more that man's senses and perception cannot detect or even imagine.   And this same enigma of the limits of man's physical senses was noted by Albert Einstein who concluded with respect to man's dilemma when he stated: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."    What, then, is this intuitive gift?

Man's search for truth and the answers to the virtually countless dilemmas of life can be defined from the perspective of two very opposite schools of thought -- i.e., (1) that man must study and learn the theories and opinions of other men who are accepted as authorities; and (2) that each person possesses an innate connection to an Inner Source of Truth that he must learn and acquire the ability to tap into.    The first paradigm of thinking is the foundation of man's modern-day religions, philosophical and systems of traditional education where the acquisition of knowledge and truth is received from others perceived to be knowledgeable teachers -- while the second paradigm of thinking remains an enigma that is not readily understood.  

When properly understood, the authors of the scriptures were themselves Enlightened Mystics who had tapped into this Inner Source of Knowledge -- and the original intent of what is today known as the New Testament, was intended to guide and enable the seeker to know the Truth of all things by virtue of Direct Revelation from this Inner Source.   What is today known as Christianity came into being in order to free men from the shackles of Mystery religions such as Judaism, enabling them to tap into the Source of all Truth and “prove all things…” (1 Thes 5:21 KJV).   When Christianity became corrupted by the dogma of Roman Emperors  -- these important spiritual teachings were rendered virtually worthless to fulfill the Gospels intended purpose, objectives and spiritual goals.  

One of the earliest of Christian writings known as the Didache makes the declaration of The Two Ways -- i.e., "There are Two Ways, One of Life, the other of Death..." -- and this formula can be applied to all realities of life.   If it is true that mankind possesses the innate ability to tap into an inner source of knowledge and truth, then when we teach a person through rote programming, we inhibit that person's ability to tap into that inner source of knowledge -- resulting in the flat-lining of the person's ability to truly learn and mentally evolve to his ultimate potential.    In the words of Jean Piaget: “When you teach a child something you take away forever his chance of discovering it for himself” -- and only when it is understood that the inner journey to true learning can only be accomplished through discovery, can we begin to comprehend how the paradigm of "without" looking religion, "without" philosophy and externally learned education is the very embodiment of man's ultimate failure and ignorance.     In the words of Margaret Mead: “My grandmother wanted me to get a good education, so she kept me as far away from schools as possible.”    But enlightenment remains elusive and virtually impossible, so long as organic man limits himself to the three-dimensional mindset and thinking that lacks the necessary maturity to comprehend even his own higher soul-reality (see SoulSelf.org).   Thus, in not Knowing Self, the words of Albert Einstein become relevant: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

In view of the fact that our culture neither understands the intuitive spheres of mind -- neither do they understand the Source of knowledge that the intuitive spheres of mind has the potential to tap into -- mankind has for all intent and purposes shackled himself to a condition of profound self-imposed ignorance with respect to a higher reality that he does not at all understand.   In a comparison to the knowledge and understanding from "without", to that which can be attained In The House -- and especially when the Kingdom comes within the mind and being of the seeker/disciple, Paul states: "For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect; but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood" (1 Cor 13:9-13 RSV).   The reference to "...seeing in a mirror dimly", is a portrayal of man's outward vision in the "outer darkness" of this world of reflective reality that is not understood.    The term  "...face to face", is when one has succeeded in completing the inward journey into the Kingdom, and one is able to then learn "...face to face" with the True Prophet/Logos/Son of God.    The ability to recall the previous lives that one's soul has lived, comes to the seeker/disciple as leaves growing on a healthy tree that bears spiritual fruit (see The Sower And The Seed).  The Mystic visionary has long warned mankind, is that because of the shackles imposed upon him by his traditional religious, philosophical, cultural and educational institutions which "...have created a society that honors the [rational] servant and has forgotten [and suppressed the development of] the [intuitive] gift" -- thus, blinding mankind to the underlying cause of all that man sees and experiences in this world, man remains perpetually lost and blind in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- or what the philosopher portrayed in the analogy of the illusions of Plato's Cave (see Cave) .  

That the whole of our culture is based exclusively upon the very limited vision of the linear-rational mind which strives to overpower and inhibit the development of the intuitive gift, is why the Apostle Paul warned "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world..." (Col 2:8 NIV).   Thus, where the biblical authors portray what they call the "testimony" of Christ as the entry-level language of allegorical symbols that are intended to act as a catalyst in the beginning development of the entry-level believing Christian, the objective is to bring about the necessary maturity and transformation in the development of the latent intuitive spheres of mind, that enables the seeker/disciple of TheWay to fulfill the higher spiritual objectives of the Gospel -- as presented in the above words of the Britannica: “Although the essence of mysticism is the sense of contact with the transcendent, mysticism in the history of Christianity should not be understood merely in terms of special ecstatic experiences but as part of a religious process lived out within the context of the Christian community. From this perspective mysticism played a vital part in the early church. Early Christianity was a religion of the spirit that expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”.   That this spiritual objective and body of esoteric teachings became lost when the Church came under the dominion of Pagan Rome -- which was the primary reason why our Constitutional Framers inhibited the government from interfering in the practice of religion -- means that the spiritual objective of the practice of religion is in the development of the seeker/disciple to utilize those higher intuitive areas of the mind that is able to connect with the inner transcendent -- i.e., "...contact with the transcendent [that was] part of a religious process lived out within the context of the Christian community. From this perspective mysticism played a vital part in the early church. Early Christianity was a religion of the spirit that expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”.    Which means that the true objective of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay is "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness” through the development of the intuitive centers of the mind which Einstein correctly portrays as "...a sacred gift".

The very fact that it was the objective of the original teachings associated with the historical man Jesus known as TheWay, to bring about this condition of enlightenment about in the life of the individual Christian believer, means that there exists the means to bring this enlightened reality of mind about.   Which means that the question then becomes not if -- but rather, how to bring this "...heightening and enlargement of human consciousness” about in the life of the believer as he progresses down the path of TheWay?   Certainly not through the further development of the mind through the linear rational servant.   In the picture at the right -- "the frontispiece to her translation of Newton, Émilie du Châtelet appears as Voltaire's muse, reflecting Newton's heavenly insights down to Voltaire" (see Voltair) -- what is personified in the term muse, is always representative of a feminine source of wisdom -- and is very much an allegorical personification of the intuitive aspects of one's own mind that provides insight and access to the higher source of knowledge and wisdom within one's self.   In the image of the three muses at the left, in Greek writings these would be representative of the personification of the intuitive aspects of mind which must be developed in order to begin to tap into and access man's inner Source of Mind and Being.   And in this respect such biblical figures as Mary Magdalene is not the personification of an historical person -- but rather, the purification, development and raising up of the (feminine) intuitive aspects of the disciples own mind.    In the Gospels associated with Mary Magdalene it is written: “She speaks to the other disciples about Jesus and what she’s seen, and Peter says, ‘I don’t believe the Lord said these things. These are certainly strange ideas.’ And she says, ‘Well, do you think I made them up? Do you think I’m lying about the Lord?’ ”   In this allegorical representation, the linear-rational aspect of mind is represented in Peter's inability to comprehend what the feminine-intuitive as represented in the allegorical personification of Mary Magdalene reveals.   And since these intuitive visions, impressions and wisdom does not support the linear reasoning of the masculine vision of this world and Creation, in most people they are rejected. 

In the introduction to the book Secrets of Mary Magdalene, Prof. Elaine Pageles writes and quotes the Gospel of Philip: Simultaneously, the Gospel of Philip celebrates Mary Magdalene as manifesting the divine spirit, which this gospel calls the “virgin who came down” from heaven. When Christians spoke of Jesus “born from a virgin,” this author agrees—but refuses to take it literally. So some people, he says, take this literally to mean that Jesus’ mother became pregnant apart from any man, apart from sexual intercourse. But this, he says, is the “faith of fools” who fail to comprehend spiritual matters (although, as we note, it can be seen in the birth narratives offered in the New Testament gospels of Matthew and Luke). Instead, continues the Gospel of Philip, Jesus was born physically, just as all humans, as the son of biological parents. The difference, says the author of this gospel, that he was also “born again” in baptism--born spiritually to become the son of the Father above, and of the heavenly Mother, the Holy Spirit.   That one of the primary objectives of this life is to bring about and achieve the next stage of birth -- a non-physical birth which is allegorically portrayed as a Virgin Birth -- should be of primary importance to all people.    Why?   Because it is the destiny of every soul that has ever walked the face of the earth to eventually bring about and experience these subsequent stages of birth that are allegorically portrayed in the Gospels.

In the same way that Peter as representing the (male) linear-rational spheres of mind, states of the intuitive visions and wisdom of Mary Magdalene:  "...These are certainly strange ideas", it is a fact that it is the lopsided development of what Einstein portrayed as the linear rational servant that inhibits the development of the intuitive gift -- i.e., as seen in Einstein's statement that “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”     Without the balanced development of the intuitive, the linear rational which only senses outwardly, arrives as a point where it becomes what can be portrayed as flat-lined -- which in turn inhibits the further development of the linear rational servant from itself maturing beyond organic limitations.   And herein lies the great obstacle to human development that linear-intellectuals don't at all understand -- i.e., the reality that the linear programming of the mind which is the agenda of our educational systems -- including the reading of books and traditional study -- only serves to inhibit the development of the intuitive spheres of mind -- and it is the lack of balance between the inward looking intuitive and the outward looking linear-rational that inhibits the development of the mind beyond a certain very shallow organic physical level of maturity.  

The problem is seen in the fact that the linear rational servant can only look outwardly -- and not only remains totally ignorant of an inner reality that it is blind to -- but it demands that all of mankind ignore and even reject the higher causal reality that can only be sensed and understood through the development of the intuitive centers of mind.   Like the tip of the proverbial iceberg, what is observed protruding out of the water is very small in relation to the immense body of ice that is beyond man's normal scope of vision lying beneath the water line.   And because our culture and linear learning environment actually inhibits the development of the intuitive, it remains atrophied and latently embryonic.   This is seen in the fact that when the leaders of the Jews (Pharisees) asked Jesus when the Kingdom of God would come upon the earth in the manner that they believed it would, he told them that it would never come upon the earth so as to be seen with their eyes (that look outwardly), because the Kingdom already exists within them (see http://GateOfEden.com ) -- and it is accessed through the development of the intuitive spheres of mind that are positioned to look inwardly -- which then must be balanced with the outward looking rational linear.

In the parable of the prodigal son who is subject to the limited perception and understanding of what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness), man dwells in a world of illusions (see Plato's Cave) that are an allusion of mind impressed into the allegorical images of nature.   In her book, The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle, author Karen L. King writes: "…the Gospel of Mary communicates a vision that the world is passing away, not toward a new creation or a new world order, but toward the dissolution of an illusory chaos of suffering, death, and illegitimate domination. The Saviour has come so that each soul might discover its own true spiritual nature, its ‘root’ in the Good, and return to the place of eternal rest beyond the constraints of time, matter, and false morality."    The error of Karen King is typical, in that in her failure to properly apply the Key of Knowledge, she perceives Mary Magdalene as a flesh and blood woman, not understanding that Mary is representative of the intuitive spheres of mind that must be evolved and raised up, in order to tap into and connect with man's inner Source of Being -- and ultimately the True Prophet.

In order to develop a fuller picture, the intuitive must be both developed and brought into balance with the linear, and then the two must be evolved up into the higher spheres that are not naturally supported by the physical body-senses and organic physical mind.   And what this means from the perspective of those who cannot recall past lives, is that if such a person had the ability to tap into their intuitive and see their soul's previous lifetimes, they could not possess the linear attributes of mind that they presently do -- and thus, they would not be in a position to develop those linear attributes of mind -- or, take part in a union of opposites that would have the potential of developing the higher third-force.    Each of us is not only different -- possessing different strengths and abilities -- but these differences are extremely important for us to begin to understand, if we are to grasp the more enlightened perception of the life that we are living.

When the American Constitutional Framers acknowledged The Laws Of Nature And Nature's God, one of the elements of Natural Law is seen in the fact that the Laws MUST manifest and maintain WHOLENESS!!!   But what constitutes Wholeness?   While it can be said that an amoeba is whole or one, the same can also be said of man.   Yet, wholeness from the perspective of an amoeba, is very different than wholeness from the perspective of man whose mind is comprised of an infinite number of neurons and an associated field of virtually countless dendrites which monitor and control every aspect of our being -- some of which are only vaguely understood even today.   Thus, when wholeness is very simple as in the example of the amoeba, intelligence is virtually non-existent.   And while both the human and the amoeba both represent a single whole unit, wholeness from a human perspective is very complex -- more complex than is even understood by medical experts today -- but it is this very complexity of the mind that enables man to harness an intellect that cannot be achieved in the animal kingdom.

Holographically, the Laws of Nature must maintain balance across the spectrum of Mind that is manifest on a Cosmic scale (see The Enigma Of The Twelve - And The Tree Of Life).   At conception, each person begins their journey into life as a single-cell embryo -- i.e., a type of an amoeba with a greater potential.   But herein lies the problem: Since each person as a one cell embryo can only represent one single point of consciousness within the greater pattern of mind as portrayed in the Tree of Life -- then unless that person consciously intervenes in an endeavor to overcome their natural limitations, all that each person sees and perceives throughout their lives, is from the perspective of that single point of consciousness.   Since I have already demonstrated in the foregoing that many important original Gospel teachings were removed, let me set before the reader a quotation that has been preserved in what is known as The Gospel Of The Nazirenes where the great diversity of thought among men is explained in the words:  "The One truth has many sides, and one sees one side only, another, and some see more than others, according as it is given to them.  Behold this crystal; how the one light is manifest in twelve faces, yea four times twelve, and each face reflects one ray of light, and one regards one face, and another, another, but it is the one crystal, and the one light that shines in all."  

What is being stated is that while Truth exists on a higher spiritual plane -- in the same way that when Light is projected through a prism, it is seen as the seven colors which we see and observe in this world.   And those who understand the relationship of color and sound within the spectrum of the Law of Octaves, will recognize the use of the twelve segments of a Single Truth when manifest in this world.   With the problem being that while Higher Truths can exist on a Higher Plane of Existence, it is impossible to project Higher Truth into this three-dimensional physical world.   Therefore, the analogy is made as representing a Single Truth that is projected through a crystal, and "...how the one light is manifest in twelve faces".    But holographically, because each fragment retains the pattern of the whole, each of these fragments are themselves divided into twelve -- as represented in the words: "...yea four times twelve" -- which means that the perspective of what each person sees is further fragmented across the Spectrum of Laws that MUST maintain Wholeness.        

What is the ramifications?   If, you divide the twelve spheres of the Tree of Life across the spectrum of humanity in the outer world, then each person is representative of 1/144,000th of the whole.   Which means that each person who begins their existence as a one-celled human-amoeba, can only represent 1/144,000th of the Whole.   And when you take into account the three-dimensional aspects of this world in relation to The Divine Pattern Of Creation as represented in the Spiritual Doctrine of the Trinity -- and the reality that True Wholeness can only be achieved when the Three Exist At-One -- this reality opens a whole new dimension to the paradox of Wholeness.   What is not at all understood is that the soul of man is asexual -- i.e., but not asexual in the meaning of the absence of polarity in the negative sense -- but rather, the negation of the polarities through their evolved Fullness and Absolute Balance as portrayed in the 22nd saying of the Gospel of Thomas in the words: Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female...".     

The soul and true self of man which -- in its Natural Form is a Being of Light (see SoulSelf.org ) -- is a positive and absolute balance of male/female and the third-force Manifestation of Higher Mind and Being.    What this means is that while the higher soul-self can manifest in this elevated state of being which I portray as the Realm Of Souls because it is not limited to the three dimensions of this physical world, it is impossible for the soul to manifest in a one-cell human amoebic-embryo.   Whereby, when projected into this world, not only is the soul subject to the limitations of the Natural Laws which require Wholeness across the spectrum of the 144,000, but also divided across the gender-divide.   Which means that when you further divide the one cell embryo across gender lines, that makes each man or woman half of this apportionment.   Which is why in the above Gospel of Thomas teaching on when the Kingdom would come, not only must there be a positive-evolved balance of male/female within the Trinitarian Divine Pattern -- i.e., "...when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female..." -- but Jesus states that unless you achieve the next stages of birth through this process of Evolved-Oneness which is able to achieve the necessary Wholeness, you cannot bring about the state of  Wholeness within your mind and being that enables the person you are in this world to be united to your higher soul-self -- and ultimately, to the Indwelling Logos and Creator-God as a Fully Evolved Being of Light.    

When the biblical authors write and warn that man's higher soul-reality and the Kingdom is incomprehensible to the "natural" mind of organic man (see The Second Fatal Mistake), it is because Truth can only exist at a soul-level of mind and being where the twelve faces of the crystal are manifest in the One Truth -- and ultimately, at the Logos Level of Reality (see Logos).  What this means from a holographic perspective, is that in the same way that our physical bodies were formed from the joining and union of the sperm and ovum of our mother and father, when we were born into this world that was only the First Phase of Birth -- and having entered this world as male or female, we exist as a Cosmic Ovum And Sperm (see The Trinity And The Divine Pattern Of Creation).    And from the perspective of our un-manifested higher soul and spiritual reality, this realm can be portrayed as the mental-womb of Mother-God that is the necessary environment to bring about the next stage of birth which enables us to manifest out Eternal Soul-Self in the body-vessel -- as portrayed in another version of the above quotation from the Gospel of Thomas that has been preserved in the Second Epistle Of Clement where Jesus is quoted with respect to the teachings on the coming of the Kingdom in the words: “Let us expect, therefore, hour by hour, the kingdom of God in love and righteousness, since we know not the day of the appearing of God. For the Lord Himself, being asked by one when His kingdom would come, replied, 'When two shall be one, that which is without as that which is within, and the male with the female, neither male nor female’” .  

A truly enlightened Spiritually Mature seeker who understood what is often portrayed as the Laws of Nature and Nature's God, would begin to grasp the reality that, BY DESIGN, there can never be unity in the outer world, because the Laws MUST maintain Wholeness -- and the primary cell that formed you as an embryo could only be imbued with 1/144,000th part of the Whole.   And since each of the twelve spheres of mind perceive and understand the world from a different and often opposite paradoxical perspective, then what you have is the embodiment of the allegorical Tower of Babel Syndrome that fragments the thinking and perception of all of mankind -- resulting in the great conflict of thought that we can easily observe in the world.   Thus, based upon this higher reality, if we pose the question: What makes you perceive and understand the world differently from others?   The vastly different perceptions are in fact hard-wired into each person's thinking -- each person possessing a piece of the enigmatic puzzle -- and together, making a whole.    

The Solution To The Dilemma: One of the parables of the Kingdom in the Gospels is that of a merchant who searches and finds the Pearl of Great Price, and he goes and sells all his lesser pearls in order to purchase it.   But since the carnal mind of the readers fail to understand with any depth or fullness (see Prologue Of The Key Of Knowledge), they fail to recognize the fact that the key to acquiring the Pear of Great Price is to have collected a substantial number of lesser pearls that can then be sold in order to acquire the One Pearl.   And what this means is that each person possesses a lesser pearl -- i.e., a fragment of truth -- and by developing your power of empathy in conjunction with an understanding of the Natural Laws -- and then using the power of empathy in your interactions with your brothers and sisters as a type of catalyst to reflect their fragmented perception back to you -- you can then begin to expand your own mind, consciousness and being -- INWARDLY.

We can define empathy as the ability to suspend one's own self in the endeavor to project one's self into the life and thinking of another, in order to perceive and understand the world from their perspective.   And what this means is that while you may not agree with their perception of life because they are also representative of 1/144,000th of the whole, they do possess a fragment or lesser pearl that you must possess within yourself, in order to begin to achieve Wholeness within your own self -- which is accomplished by expanding your own mind, consciousness and being (see Expansion And Heightening Of Mind) beyond natural physical organic limitations.   But herein lies the problem -- i.e., empathy only works when you are able to suspend judgment -- as detailed in the Gospel -- because judgment is partisan and parochial, and is itself limited to a fragment of mind/whole.   Yet, while judgment is an extremely limiting factor, one of the elements that is absolutely necessary to the expansion of mind, is discernment.    

Without judgment, I can discern the vision and perception of life through the eyes of a homosexual, a whore, a thief, a liberal or conservative, a person of a certain philosophical or theological persuasion, as well as every other fragmented variety of human condition.   By suspending judgment, and empathetically inserting myself into the conditions of my brothers and sisters, I can not only see from their perspective -- but I can then use that person as a catalyst to interact with that part of myself that is in harmony with that other person.   And each time I am able to do this, I am in effect expanding my own mind, consciousness and being.   That does not mean that I agree with their very limited and fragmented assessment of life -- but rather, that by empathetically projecting myself into their mind and thinking, and using them as a reflective catalyst, I can collect one of the lesser pearls within myself -- which eventually can be exchanged for the Pearl of Great Price that is beyond natural organic human conception because of the limiting factor of the Natural Laws.  

Homosexuals claim that they were created homosexual -- and while many people may be in denial of this claim, it is fundamentally true (see Conditions Of Birth).  The question that should be asked is: Why has such a person been born homosexual in this present life?  In fact, modern science has about proven that each person is born hard-wired to the life that they are presently living.   Consider the interesting finding in the Publishers Weekly Review of the book entitled Hardwired Behavior: What Neuroscience Reveals about Morality:

Society's assumptions about free will and individual responsibility must be drastically revised in the light of scientific discoveries about the brain, argues this fascinating study. Drawing on a wealth of recent developments in neurobiology, genetics and brain imaging, Tancredi, a professor of psychiatry and a lawyer, examines new findings about the neurological structures and processes that underlie reasoning, emotions and decision-making. He applies these discoveries to such traditional moral concerns as violence, sexual infidelity, lying, gluttony and sloth, and even financial fraud and gambling. The striking results of this research, he notes, indicate that hormones, drugs, genetic abnormalities, injuries and traumatic experiences all have profound effects on brain structure and functioning, and hence on moral choices; indeed, some experiments imply that our actions are initiated by the unconscious brain before we are consciously aware of them, raising the possibility that our sense of moral agency is a retrospective "illusion." Tancredi supplements his rather dry exposition of the science with case studies from his clinical practice, including lengthy profiles of a sex-addicted patient and of a "biologically driven" serial killer, and closes by pondering the possibility and perils of a hypothetical Brave New World-style program of neurological intervention-complete with brain implants-to improve morality. Some will consider Tancredi's talk of the "empathetic" female brain and "systemizing" male brain and his chalking up of pedophilia to "an imbalance of the monoamine neurotransmitters" and homosexuality to "differences in neurohumeral activity during the prenatal phase" to be glibly reductionist, but many will find his well-researched overview of the new science of the brain a stimulating addition to the debate about human nature.

What this means is that your thinking -- and your manner of thought -- is solely depended upon your Conditions Of Birth -- orchestrated by (1) your Spiritual DNA based upon your soul's previous accomplishments; (2) where in the spectrum of the 1/144,000 you fall; (3) karmic loops that are carried from life to life; (4) and the debts you owe as portrayed in the reality of the words: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV).    In the above example of the person who is born homosexual: While there is a biological cause which the book by Prof. Tancredi notes in his conclusion to "differences in neurohumeral activity during the prenatal phase", these differences are orchestrated by the foregoing four factors with respect to each person's Conditions Of Birth.    That each individual person is born into the life that they are about to live that has been orchestrated by the Natural Laws and the role on the stage of life that has been incorporated into their own curriculum and syllabus of learning, means that the choices we make in conjunction with what we accomplish with the opportunity of life, orchestrates the life that our soul-self will be born into in the future.          

What this means is that a liberal, is a liberal, because his thinking is hard-wired to that manner of perception and thinking -- as is a conservative.   Ultra-liberal Alan Combs is incapable of seeing the world from the perspective of Right-wing Sean Hannity -- and their perceptive thinking is hard-wired to opposite spheres of mind.    Which one is right?   It is not a question of right or wrong, because they both possess an important fragmented piece of the enigmatic puzzle -- which when combined with many other fragmented pieces, creates the whole that is maintained across the spectrum of human thought by the Natural Laws that control our lives.  

The Gospel message tells us not to judge our brothers and sisters, because judgment is predicated upon a perception of right and wrong.   Yet, the Gospel also requires a very high level of discernment.   The Gospel account of Jesus has him stating to the man: "Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" (John 5:14 KJV).   Which means that what is portrayed as sin has dire consequences.   And to the woman caught in adultery Jesus stated: "...go and sin no more'" (John 8:2-11 NKJ).   Thus, while discernment and an enlightened sense of cause and effect and higher reality is absolutely necessary, judgment must be understood within the spectrum of the Natural Laws. 

If not even a sparrow can fall to the earth apart from the Will of God (see The Great Christian Quagmire) -- and each person is preordained and hard-wired to the life they are presently living -- then while ideological judgment is in and of itself the embodiment of evil, discernment and being extremely cognizant of the fact that choices have consequences that must be lived out, is a human reality that must be intimately embraced by those who aspire to arise to man's highest potential.   The fact that we are all different -- and to perceive and evolve the ability to understand the causal factors that hard-wired us to these often radically opposite differences -- is of the highest importance in overcoming our own natural limitations -- and ultimately acquiring the Pearl of Great Price.    

Social Justice And The Natural Laws: Contrary to the Marxist and Secular Progressive ideology of Social Justice, one of the more important elements of the Ten Commandments is not to desire what belongs to your neighbor.   Why?   Because each person was born under different Laws -- they are expressing their lives from the perspective of that fragmentary pearl that they received as their allotted inheritance in this life -- and the key is to develop what you have, without desiring that which has been bestowed upon your brother.   This world is God's Divine Schoolhouse -- each person's life is in accord with a syllabus and curriculum that was predetermined before they were even born into this life -- and by Divine Design, each person's lessons are in accord with the needs and requirements of the individual.   There is a reason why some people are born rich, while others are poor -- some are intelligent, while others are seemingly incapable of learning -- some are religious, while others are agnostic or an unbeliever.   Jewish mystics claim that the Jews who suffered under Hitler, were born into the life they lived (see The Chickens Come Home To Roost).  It is not an accident that Jeremiah Wright has embraced what is known as Black Liberation Theology.   Or, that he was Barack Obama's spiritual leader.   It was preordained that George W. Bush would be blamed for a financial meltdown that he did not cause.   That this meltdown would open the door to Barack Obama's presidency.

When you enroll in a course of study, the instructor does not teach the course in any manner of his choosing.   The math teacher does not teach science, history, English Literature, music or cooking.   In like manner, there is a language association in mathematics -- a different language in science -- in music, healing and medicine, as well as all other such courses of study.   In each course of study, there is a predetermined syllabus and curriculum that must be followed, in order to bring about certain results.   And in this respect, each person's life is a course of study -- and as such, is following a predetermined syllabus that is intended to bring about certain results.   In order to learn certain lessons, it is necessary for some people to be born poor.   Others to be born rich.   Medical science has already demonstrated that some people are born with the greater potential of an almost inconceivable number of addictions.   Some people are born virtuous, others not so, while still others become conscious of the need to develop virtue.   Einstein was born into the life of genus.   Mozart composed and performed at the age of five.   Da Vinci was born to be a painter.   Siddhārtha Gautama was born to be the Buddha, as was Jesus born to live the role that he fulfilled.   All the world is a stage -- a stage of learning -- and each person is born into the role that they are to play on the stage of life.  There are no accidents (see Conditions Of Birth), and each person is born with abilities in accord with the lessons of life they have been preordained to learn.   And when we apply this realty to a person's ability to see the previous lives that their higher soul-self has lived, then this ability would be contingent upon the individual requirements of the syllabus and curriculum of the life that the person is presently living -- natural abilities which each person is born into this life to develop into a strength and pearl.

What is important is to achieve your true potential -- and you accomplish this by developing the natural abilities you were imbued with when you entered this life.   From man's perspective, the Pearl of Great Price is achieved when you can see and understand from the perspective and Being of your higher Soul-Self who is the balance and cumulation of all the fragmented lives that your soul has lived (see Man As An Embryonic Soul-Image).   And while you can't at present simply jump to the soul-level of being and perceive reality from this higher enlightened perspective, you can and must begin to listen and develop the empathetic intuition necessary to begin to expand one's own mind, consciousness and being.    

In further reply I wrote the following addition to the above:
 

We are in this world to develop the necessary mental maturity to arise to a level of spiritual wholeness and completion of our true self -- i.e., our soul-self (see SoulSelf.org ).   Holographically, we follow the pattern -- and in the same way that our higher soul-self began as a mere spark of the Divine which was the offspring of Mother/Father God that was infused with the consciousness of the Logos (Mind of God), we begin our existence as a single-cell embryo from our mother/father which was infused with the consciousness of our higher soul-self.   So, in the Triune Pattern, the very fact that two-thirds of our initial make-up was comprised of earth-elements in the form of the sperm and ovum that spawned our body-vessel -- and our physical body was then built with elements from the earth which has a consciousness that is of the earth -- it can be said that while the consciousness that comprises our physical being has never lived before, it does have a connection in mind to our higher soul-self from which we inherited our Spiritual DNA.   And since our body-vessel is formed from the (animal) consciousness of the earth, we must refine, train-up and prevail over the consciousness of the body to manifest the true being that we are which is the soul-essence we inherited from our higher soul-self -- in much the same way that our soul-self inherited the attributes of the Logos (see http://TheThreeLies.com#Logos ) when it came into being at the Alpha of Time.     

In the parable of the Sower and the Seed, only those seeds that became implanted in what is portrayed as the "good ground" were able to flourish and multiply one hundredfold in its process of growth and expansion.   Which means that your success in this life is contingent upon your purification and fertilization of the body-vessel and associated physical consciousness -- which will make the third-force seed-essence evolve and expand in accord with the Natural Laws of Creation.   When Paul preached the doctrine of salvation by faith, what he was affirming is the fact that if you embrace the teachings of the Gospel so as to create within yourself the environment of the "good ground"  as portrayed in the parable of the Sower and the Seed, then the Kingdom will come within you as you become transformed into what is allegorically portrayed as the Final Temple.   Since your higher soul-self which is the conscious cumulative manifestation of all the lives that it has ever lived (see http://SoulSelf.org ) -- and as the Source of your being, already knows more than anyone in this world could ever begin to teach you -- the process of mental growth and development is in the endeavor of making the body-vessel a fit environment for the higher soul-self to manifest -- and ultimately, the Logos which exists at the very core of your Being.   

What I am attempting to accomplish in this and the associated web sites, is to remove the (mental) blockages from the environment of your body-vessel -- in much the same way that a farmer removes rocks, roots, weeds and other impurities from the soil -- which permits the seed-essence to expand and bloom.   G.I. Gurdjieff stated that the seed-essence of most people develops to about the age of four or five, before being flat-lined by the earth-consciousness of the body which he portrayed as a multitude of false-personalities.   Valentinus stated that nature-man who is ruled over by the earth-consciousness of man's lower nature which has formed his earthly personality, has no continuance beyond the grave -- and this is true, because your seed-essence which is an embryonic image of your higher soul-self, was suppressed and undeveloped by virtue of the fact that it was developmentally flat-lined by the ego-self and false-personalities associated with the physical consciousness of the body-vessel.   If that part of you that survives physical death and is an embryonic image of your higher soul-self projected into the (animal/earthly) consciousness of the body-vessel at conception, then we must consider a reality that has largely been ignored: In the same way that you don't eat the earth which the plant has grown in, neither can the soul-self harvest the false-personalities which are of the earth, when your physical self dies.  And what is harvested from any given life, is what the seed-essence accomplished while in the body-vessel -- and from a Gospel parabolic perspective, that which is supported by higher soul-reality is portrayed as the sheep on the Right Hand, while that which remains carnal and of this world is portrayed as the goats of the Left Hand.   Since the vast majority of people are cultural, and their thinking is earth-bound, the seed-essence never really developed as portrayed by Gurdjieff and others.   And this is the plight of the un-manifest images in Gospel of Thomas saying 84 (see Man As An Embryonic Soul-Image).   

 

 

Since most people are totally ruled over by the earth-consciousness of the body, it can rightly be stated that they have never lived before -- and yet, their undeveloped essence-self which is an embryonic image of their higher soul-self is eternal -- and it is this undeveloped essence-self that survives physical death -- which has always existed.   Thus, quoting from http://ebionite.com/reincarnation.htm :  At Genesis 2:7, the Wycliffe Commentary writes: “Man's body was fashioned from the dust of the ground, while his spirit came from the very ‘breath’ of God. He is literally a creature of two worlds; both earth and heaven can claim him”.  More importantly, though, is for us to clarify our understanding of when the soul came into existence.   Thus, the Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary notes the belief of both the Jews and early Church: “The... views of Origen and other Fathers, and the... Talmudists, that all souls had been created ‘in the beginning,’ and were lodged by God in a certain place, whence each one was taken out to inhabit the respective bodies of individuals”.   In this respect, it can easily be demonstrated the first followers of Yeshua firmly believed that the soul pre-existed the body, and that our present physical forms are mere vessels that we inhabit during our sojourn in this life.   And further: What was the thinking and mindset of the Jews in the time of Yeshua/Jesus?   In his Antiquity of the Jews, the Jewish historian Josephus, who had lived among the Essenes, was a contemporary of the man Jesus, and became an Ebionite, stated that the Essenes: “…resigned up their souls with great alacrity, as expecting to receive them again.  For their doctrine is this, that bodies are corruptible, and that the matter they are made of is not permanent; but that the souls are immortal, and continue for ever; and that they came out of the most subtle air, and are united to their bodies as to prisons, into which they are drawn by a certain natural enticement; but that when they are set free from the bonds of flesh, they then, as released from a long bondage, rejoice and mount upward...”   


 

The vast majority of people don't remember the previous lives that their soul-self has lived, because their consciousness is of the earth -- comprised of the multitude of false personalities that make up the consciousness of their physical self -- and as such, they have not only never lived before, but in their present temporal form, they have no real continuance beyond the grave.   Moreover -- and this is really important to comprehend -- that part of us that is of the earth, inherits the karma of its previous actions in the previous lives that the soul-self has lived as.   So, when the soul-self generates a soul-image at conception -- and the consciousness of the body and/or lower nature begins to form out of the elements of the earth -- the karma belongs more to the earth-consciousness, than to the soul-image that is more or less a captive of the body-vessel.   Which is why the Essenes portrayed this life as the soul being "...united to their bodies as to prisons" -- and because the consciousness of the body is controlled by the lower nature, the illusions of Plato's Cave is the result of the inability of the physical self to perceive beyond an earth-vibrational level of being.  Quoting from Science - Religion - The Etheric Field/MindQuoting physicist Walter Thirring in his book, Urbausteine der Materie where he wrote about matter that modern physics “...has put our thinking about the essence of matter in a different context.   It has taken our gaze from the visible - the particles - to the underlying entity, the field.   The presence of matter is merely a disturbance of the perfect state of the field at that place; something accidental, one could almost say, a ‘blemish’.   Accordingly, there are no simple laws describing the forces between elementary particles… Order and symmetry must be sought in the underlying field.”   One of the primary realities that science has to come to terms with in order to advance beyond their present level, is the fact that physical matter is the result of the forces in the Etheric Field coming together, causing what Walter Thirring above describes as a "blemish" that we observe with our organic physical senses.   And what this is, is Darwinism in reverse -- i.e., modern science has proven that the Field which is unseen and surrounds all matter, is the Source which impresses the aspect of mind and consciousness which is represented in the form of matter that we observe.   The problem is that to the organic mind of both the faith-based believer, as well as the Atheist, what modern science has proven is simply beyond their ability to even contemplate.   What man calls knowledge, is the wisdom and understanding gained through his study of what Walter Thirring called the "blemish" -- i.e., the illusion of what we perceive as physical matter.    Yet, without understanding the underlying forces in the Field that formed the blemish that organic man observes as concrete physical matter, it can be stated that what we observe in the physical world is so incomplete, that it would be virtually impossible to truly understand what we think and imagine we see.    Reality, states the physicist, can only be found in the (Etheric) Field -- and it is the Field that both surrounds all physical forms that we observe with our body-senses, and it is the unseen Field that is the source of what we perceive with our physical senses which we call matter.   Which again, is reverse Darwinism -- in that, Darwinism attempted to demonstrate that this physical world came into being apart from any unseen supernatural forces -- and modern science has now proven that this world is the direct result of unseen forces that would be defined as supernatural, or beyond what is seen with the physical senses.     


 

What is portrayed in the above is a complex paradoxical equation that few people whose thinking and mindset is ruled over by what we portray as earth-bound Cave (Plato