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"To him who overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna."

Revelation 2:8-17

 

 

 

 

"My People Are Destroyed For Lack Of Knowledge

Because You Have Rejected Knowledge, I Reject You..."

(Hosea 4:6)

Spiritual Knowledge Is The Fruit Of The Tree Of Life

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

"Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit"

(1 Thes 4:8 NIV)

Those who reject and fail to seek the Divine Manna of the Kingdom,

Reject God

The Divine Manna (Gnosis) Of The Kingdom,

Can Only Be Given To Those Who Are Willing

To Pick Up Their Own Cross, And Follow In TheWay

 

 

 

 

 

The Gospel Of Thomas

And The

Sacred Manna Of The Inner Kingdom of Light

The Kingdom Within

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

  

The Radical Change And

Transformation Of Christianity

 

The people prayed for greater truth and insight into the Gospel -- and the Hand of God Moved, and provided them with an opportunity that would fulfill their prayers.   And because their prayers were answered with the discovery of the Gospel of Thomas -- and the door to greater spiritual opportunity was opened for all sincere seekers -- the very foundation of Christianity and the Church was radically changed and transformed.  And while few modern Christians are even aware of the foundational shift, without knowing it, they have chosen instead to hide their heads in the sands of man-made dogma.  With the restoral of this important Gospel to its rightful place, all the rules and requirements of what constitutes valid Christian teachings became radically changed and restored.  Yet, in the manner of a spiritually comatose people who lack the consciousness to mentally process the vast changes that have taken place in their lives, the body of faith-based believers remain blind to the opportunity that has been presented to them.

The modern Christian has perpetually prayed for greater truth and understanding with respect to the Gospel.   When recent events are understood, the Lord has heard and answered their prayers.    Therefore, the prayers of many sincere believers have been answered, and the means has been provided for the modern Christian to totally restore the Original Gospel Teachings, and walk in TheWay beside the Lord.   Thus, TheCall has been made (see The Call) -- the Wedding Feast has been set -- and those invited have been presented with the means to come and be United with the BrideGroom of their Souls.   Will they come to TheCall?  Will they recline at the Table of the Lord, and be nourished by the Divine Manna and the fruit of the Tree of Life?     

Since its inception one of the primary concerns of the Church has been the teachings on the Kingdom.   Who will enter into life?   How does the individual believer gain entrance into the Kingdom?   Will the Kingdom come upon the earth?  Will we go there when we physically die?  Or, will we remain in a state of suspension until the trumpet blows and Jesus inaugurates the Kingdom upon the earth?   How do sinners gain entrance into the Kingdom?  Unbelievers?  Those who have not been baptized?   Is the Church teachings on hell correct?   What is the nature of hell?  Is it eternal?    These and many other such questions have dominated the Christian and religious landscape since the inception of the Church.   And what few Christians are even remotely aware of, is the fact that not only what is believed today has virtually nothing in common with the original teachings of Jesus or what was embraced by the original followers and disciples of TheWay -- but that it is the original teachings that are totally alien to the modern Church, has been confirmed as the only valid teachings.   Which reality provokes the question: Is salvation which the modern believers seek acquired through the doctrines and dogma of men -- using corrupted biblical texts to support these manmade doctrines of belief?   Or, is salvation the result of following and embracing the original and pure teachings of Jesus and TheWay?   If you believe in a time of judgment where the actions of all people will be evaluated, then these questions will be presented to you in that day.   In view of the fact that the truth can be sought, tested and known -- beyond any shadow of a doubt -- how you answer these questions in the present will greatly impact your eventual destiny.

Slothfulness is one of the Seven Deadly Sins -- and for our purpose here, can be defined as apathy to seeking Spiritual Truth.   While it is readily acknowledged that the world may seem to be a confusing place, the original teachings of Jesus known as TheWay was intended to draw back the curtain of confusion, and enable the sincere seeker to grasp all truths of all realities -- both of this world, and beyond.   To the degree that the Christians should be the most enlightened and knowing people on the planet.   As demonstrated in the subheading, Jesus The (Law) Professor, when the meaning of the Sermon on the Mount is rightly understood, it is a dissertation on the Natural Laws that control every aspect of our lives.   But, in order for the system of teachings to bring about the opening of the proverbial curtain of confusion, it is the original teachings that has to be ardently followed and embraced -- and not the meaningless dogma of men.   And from the perspective of the modern Church which is easily demonstrated to be immersed in a state of abject confusion and doctrinal discord, it is because the Church abandoned the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay, that the modern Christian believers dwell in a Spiritual Diaspora of abject ignorance and confusion.   Why?   Because they are slothful and apathetic in their pursuit of truth, while remaining totally consumed by the doctrines and dogma of men. 

In the Gospel of Thomas it is stated that "Whoever finds himself is superior to the world".   When the Church became the religious puppet of the Roman Government in the fourth century (see The Death Of The Religion Of Jesus), this self-knowledge, the Key of Knowledge, and the Sacred Manna/Gnosis of the Spirit was thrown away.   Quoting a few of the pre-Constantine statements of the early Church Father as contained on the Being of Light web site: It is for this reason that the second-century Church Father Clement of Alexandria said that it is  “…the greatest of all lessons to know one's self.  For if one knows himself, he will know God; and knowing God, he will be made like God… and that man becomes God, since God so wills”.   In his treaties on The Soul and the Resurrection, St Gregory writes that “the Resurrection is no other thing than 'the re-constitution of our nature in its original form’”, and states that there will come a time “…when the complete whole of our race shall have been perfected from the first man to the last”...   When God, in the words of St. Nazianzen, no longer is an “object of wonder”, but rather an “object of desire” -- and we, desiring to be purified from the defilements of this world, make ourselves fit vessels for the Lord to indwell, the Spirit, according to St. Nazianzen, reveals to us our true nature, and the revelation of this manifest Sacred Knowledge makes “us like God; so that when we have thus become like Himself, God may, to use a bold expression, hold converse with us as Gods, being united to us, and that perhaps to the same extent as He already knows those who are known to Him”.  St. Nazianzen then writes that “the Divine Nature then is boundless and hard to understand” by those who are yet carnal and think as natural beings of this world.      

Those who think they can Know God, without bringing about the next stage of soul-birth and Knowing Self, are themselves delusional, and under the power of the Demiurge -- i.e., the god of this world -- the collective consciousness -- the unity consciousness -- the citizen of the far country.

 
 

"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

To him who overcomes, to him I will give of the hidden manna"

(Rev 2:17)

 

The Law Is: Spiritual Manna which is Spiritual Knowledge, can only be imparted to man directly by God -- and can only be received by who fulfill the above words, and are those who "overcome", and are prepared to receive it.   The Greek word for this sacred spiritual knowledge that can only be imparted directly from God to those who are prepared to receive it, is called "Gnosis" -- aka Spiritual Manna.   Paul correctly stated that the faith-based Christians who are totally versed in what he called the (historical) "testimony" traditions of Jesus and him crucified, were too undeveloped and carnal to receive the Spiritual Manna or Gnosis.   Paul portrayed the baptized and committed Christians as still being of an "animal-soul" level of consciousness who were incapable of comprehending or receiving the Divine Manna or Gnosis.   And this reality is expressed in the meaning of the Greek text of Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians (2:14) where Paul states that the "natural" organic man cannot comprehend the higher reality of the Soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom.   Which profound statement provokes the question: What is meant by the term that Paul used when he described the very people who he had himself taught, and yet they were incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom when he portrayed them as being of a "natural" organic level of mind and consciousness?   The Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary writes with respect to the meaning of the word in the original Greek language: "natural man—literally, 'a man of animal soul'."  Further,  the Treasury Of Scriptural Knowledge states of this ignored and profound statement at 1 Cor 2:14 which reads (quoting Paul): "But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" -- wherein the proper interpretative-meaning of Paul's words with respect to the reality of what is portrayed by Paul as the natural man is then presented: [Psuchikos,] the animal man, one who lives in a natural state, and under the influence of his animal passions; for [psuche] means the inferior and sensual part of man, in opposition to the [nous] understanding, or [pneuma,] the spirit.  And this is not only true -- but it is a fact of life that all mystics and enlightened souls must deal with when interacting with organic man.   Which is exactly why Paul profoundly stated to the very people who he had personally taught the Gospel message: "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).   Stating to the body of confirmed and baptized believers who he stated had received all truth and knowledge pertaining to the elementary "traditions" 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 that the Christian was 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).  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).   Living in strict accord with the precepts of the original Gospel teachings, is therefore preparatory foundation that prepares the mind to be able to receive the Divine Manna of the Kingdom.  

Mankind is of the Fourth Kingdom -- i.e., mineral, vegetable and animal -- and his lower nature and body consciousness is comprised and immersed in these three lower kingdoms as personified in the subheading: Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature.   Which is why in his Epistles Paul commanded to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV) -- i.e., your lower animal nature.   Further warning 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) -- i.e., the appetites of the lower animal nature.   Yet, because important teachings were removed from the Gospels, and modern man does not at all understand the reality of his lower animal nature, he fails to understand that he can very well be portrayed as being of an animal consciousness who is walking the earth in the outward form of man -- i.e., the fourth kingdom being ruled over by the lower three that comprise the consciousness of his physical body.    Therefore, what Paul warned with respect to comprehending the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom is that “But the natural man [who is still of an animal-soul] does not receive the things [higher knowledge] of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually received (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ) by those who have prepared themselves to receive this higher wisdom and knowledge that is beyond the comprehension of animal-soul level of mankind.   Therefore, the baptized and confirmed believers who Paul had personally taught were incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the soul and the true spiritual meaning of the Gospel, because they were yet too immature to comprehend man's higher spiritual reality -- i.e., "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 this fact of reality remains true unto this very day.    It remains true of the Christians in the Churches -- the students in our colleges and universities -- and it remains true with respect to those we portray as scholars and experts.   Without doing as Paul commanded with respect to the transformation of the lower animal-consciousness of the body, it will remain impossible to perceive and comprehend not only the true spiritual meaning of the Gospels., but all aspects of the lives that mankind lives while walking the face of the earth.   And it will make no difference if you study the scriptures in a university or seminary -- in the same way that Paul himself could not convey to those he personally taught the spiritual meaning of the Gospels, neither can any man teach this meaning without the seeker/student undergoing the process of transforming the "natural animal-soul" consciousness of the physical.   Which is why Paul warned the complacent faith-based believer who continues to embrace the "milk" intended only for entry-level believers: “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).

The authors of the scriptures were Spiritual Seekers in search of Spiritual Knowledge -- i.e., Gnosis or what can be defined as the Sacred Knowledge or the Divine Manna revealed directly from God to the Seeker of the Truth and the Kingdom.   Gnosis has absolutely nothing to do with an historical people who were portrayed as Gnostics.   There is no formal Church or secret order that can reveal Gnosis.   Contrary to popular opinion, the term Gnostic does not in any manner denote an alternative historical tradition which the Church suppressed.   Gnosis  is not a set of dogmatic beliefs -- or any phenomena pertaining to this world.   In fact, all genuine scriptures are Gnostic at their core -- i.e., Matthew, Mark, Luke and John -- and the whole foundation of the esoteric knowledge concealed within the body of the scriptures, deals entirely with the Forces and Laws that control the Consciousness of Man, and Cosmology of the seekers own Mind and Being.   But even more important is the fact that this body of knowledge exists no where else -- i.e., it is totally absent from our modern colleges and universities -- and therefore, it is impossible to teach Gnosis in a university or seminary.   The very existence and  reality of True Gnosis in fact remains an enigma to virtually all of man's religions and philosophical systems today.   Therefore, it is impossible to read and study that body of Knowledge which can be defined as Gnosis in any of the books written by man   To the degree that Gnosis cannot be researched or studied in even the greatest of man's libraries.   And yet, it is the most important body of knowledge that man could possibly possess.   To the degree that the Gospel of Thomas declares: "...But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty".   And while it is true that this esoteric body of knowledge lies concealed within the textual cloak of the scriptures, it remains an unseen and camouflaged enigma to the eyes and understanding of the vast majority of mankind who gaze into the textual-body of the scriptures, and who see only the reflection of their own beliefs and/or condition of mind reflected back to them.    Which means that if we pose the question: What Difference Does It Make?   It makes all the difference in the world!!!  

After reading the foregoing where the biblical authors warn that it is impossible for a man of a "natural" human consciousness to read the literal text of the scriptures and discern the truth, and understand the inner spiritual meaning of the written word, every SINCERE Christian should want to know why Paul warned that it was impossible for the baptized and confirmed Christians who he personally taught, would reject the higher knowledge of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom as utter "foolishness"?   This is not a reality that the intelligent and conscientious seeker can just skim over and ignore.   In fact, it is one of those immutable red lines that have been drawn in the sands of life.   It is in fact parallel to the statement of Jesus with respect to the parable of the Sower and the Seed where it is stated: If you don't understand this parable, it will remain impossible for you to understand ANY parable -- or enigma of scripture and all of Life.   To the degree that believers, clergy and critics alike have spent their lives studying the scriptures -- and because they failed to heed these words presented in the scriptures -- they have never been able to evolve their thinking and knowledge beyond an infantile level of comprehension.

Further, that the body of Bible readers are warned that whatever is written in the text possesses a deeper unseen meaning that is incomprehensible from a "natural" human perspective, also simply skipped over and ignored by the vast majority of faith-based believers.   Which is why Paul warns that you cannot simply read the written word of the scriptures and discern the higher truth of the Gospel -- even portraying the literal text of the scriptures as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14).   Why?   Why did Paul portray the written text in this manner?  Because the written text is a cloak that preserves and conceals the inner unseen meaning that only those with the eyes to see, the ears to hear, and the comprehension to understand, will be able to discern the true meaning of the scriptures.   Yet, the vast majority of Christians throughout history have chosen to totally ignore this warning -- to the degree that the Christian world has come to embody the reality portrayed in the very words of Jesus when he was asked why he only spoke to the multitudes in parables, and stated: “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” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV).   Which reality of imposed deafness, blindness and barrier to understanding prompted the Wycliffe Bible Commentary to write 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...”    With the far-reaching implications embodied in the reality that "...spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual...”.  

What is clear is the fact that neither Jesus or Paul could speak plainly to the people they taught.  Jesus went as far as stating that the  "...secret of the kingdom of God" only belonged to his select few disciples who had left home totally abandoned the ways of this world -- which embodied the meaning and condition of mind portrayed in the word Ebionite, meaning the "poor-ones" -- and followed him daily.   Paul portrayed the faith-based Christians as "babes in Christ" who were only capable of receiving the "milk" of the Gospel because they were still "natural" organic men who was said to be of an "animal-soul" level of spiritual immaturity.    Which provokes the question: What makes the modern person -- and even the modern believer -- any different than the baptized believers who Paul personally instructed and taught?   Sadly, the only answer is: Absolutely Nothing!   In the same way that Paul warned that because of the immature condition of mind that he portrayed as still being of a "natural" (human) consciousness, the the Christians where were only capable of receiving the "milk" of the Gospel would reject the higher knowledge of the Gospel as utter "foolishness" if he was to dare to even speak of man's higher soul and spiritual reality.   And this inability of those who Paul portrayed as "natural" organic man to comprehend the higher knowledge of the soul and spirit was referenced by the 2nd century Bishop Clement of Alexandria in the profound statement: “The Lord… allowed us to communicate to those Divine Mysteries, and of that holy light, to those who are able to receive them. He did not certainly disclose to the many what did not belong to the many; but to the few to whom He knew that they belonged, who were capable of receiving and being molded according to them”.  

That the higher spiritual knowledge and meaning of the Gospel could only be received by those who had properly purified and prepared themselves to receive this higher knowledge, was presented in the words of the Church Father Origen when he explained: “Whoever has clean hands, and therefore lifts up holy hands to God… let him come to us… Whoever is pure, not only from all defilement, but from what are regarded as lesser transgressions, let him be boldly initiated into the mysteries of Jesus, which properly are made known only to the holy and the pure… To those who have been purified in heart, he whose soul has for a long time, been conscious of no evil, especially since he yielded himself to the healing of the Word, let such a one hear the doctrines which were spoken in private by Jesus to his genuine disciples”.   Which provokes the all-important question: How does a person become spiritual?   The long ignored answer is that there are no shortcuts or dispensations --  and that the only means to fulfill the requirement which brings about the transformation of the seeker is for them to live and sincerely embrace the Original Gospel Teachings in word, thought, desire and deed.   With the bottom line being that to Possess the Truth, one must surrender and themselves become Possessed by the Truth -- and the Truth, alone.   And until the seeker/disciple begins to bring this transformative condition about in their daily lives, they will remain deaf, dumb and blind to both the true meaning of the scriptures, as well as the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God.   Which is confirmed by the Apostle in the words: “Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to naught” (1 Cor 2:6 KJV).   Throughout all of Christian history, the body of believers who Paul portrayed as too "carnal" to receive and understand the higher knowledge of the spirit, have been unable to understand the Apostle's words when he wrote: “But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away” (1 Cor 13:10 KJV). The dilemma is that if a Christian fails to go beyond the milk of the gospel, “that which is perfect” can never come. The carnal believer never embraces the words: “That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Tim 3:17 KJV).

As stated in the above, while the word Gnosis portrays a type of Knowledge, it in no way means the knowledge of this world that can be taught by other men, written in books, or received from any other Source than directly from God.   Under the heading of Gnosticism, the Encyclopedia Britannica states: “Among the majority of the followers of the movement, 'Gnosis' was understood not as meaning 'knowledge' or 'understanding', in our sense of the word, but 'revelation'. These little Gnostic sects and groups all lived in the conviction that they possessed a secret and mysterious knowledge, in no way accessible to those outside, which was not to be proved or propagated, but believed in by the initiated, and anxiously guarded as a secret. This knowledge of theirs was not based on reflection, on scientific inquiry and proof, but on revelation. It was derived directly from the times of primitive Christianity, from the Savior himself and from his disciples and friends, with whom they claimed to be connected by a secret tradition, or else from later prophets, of whom many sects boasted. It was laid down in wonderful mystic writings, which were in the possession of the various circles”.   Those Christians who had prepared themselves to receive the Higher Knowledge imparted directly to them by the Logos, must be understood as the Christians who Paul portrayed as having gone beyond the "milk" of the Gospel, and were able to receive the "solid food" from Spirit -- i.e., “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit” (1 Cor 2:10 KJV).   

Regarding these two groups of Christians -- i.e., the faith-based entry-level Christians who could only be given what Paul called the "testimony" of Christ- - and the mature Christians who were no longer in need of the "milk" of the Gospel intended to nourish "babes in Christ", Smith and Wace's Dictionary of Christian Biography states: “We have no reason to think that the earliest Gnostics intended to found sects separated from the Church and called after their own names. Their disciples were to be Christians, elevated above the rest as acquainted with deeper mysteries, and called Gnostikoi because possessed of a Gnosis superior to the simple faith of the multitude… They also boasted to be in possession of genuine apostolical traditions, deriving their doctrines, some from St. Paul, others from St. Peter, and others again from Judas, Thomas, Philip, and Matthew. In addition moreover, to [this] secret doctrine which they professed to have received by oral tradition, they appealed also to alleged writings of the apostles themselves or their disciples”.  Which, while ignored by the faith-based Christians, is confirmed in the ignored words of Jesus when he was asked by his disciples why he ONLY spoke to the multitudes in parables: “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” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV).

The disciples and original Ebionite Nazirene followers of Jesus understood that they could know and possess all the Spiritual Knowledge (Gnosis) that Jesus possessed -- and they were able to do all the works that Jesus did -- because he was a man just as they were.   The original Gospels taught that Jesus was a holy man who became At-One with the Indwelling Logos -- with the voice of the Father saying to mankind at the baptism in the Jordan: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee" (see TheTenWords.com ).  But these words of God that were spoken as much about Jesus as they were about all of mankind -- and in reference to Jesus becoming the Son of God at his baptism in the Jordan -- was changed and corrupted in the fourth century.   To even suggest as the Church has done, that the very disciples who walked with Jesus daily -- talked with him daily -- the disciple who Jesus personally taught about God and both his and their relationship to the Father -- those who Jesus said were a witness to the Truth and TheWay -- that these same disciples (in the words of the later Church leaders) were too ignorant, or too Jewish, to understand what Jesus taught -- must be representative of the greatest religious fraud and deception known to man.    And yet, regardless of the facts, this same fraud and deception continues to be preached from the pulpits of most Churches -- spiritually disenfranchising the Christian world to this very day!!!  

Contrary to what the later deception which the Church of Rome promoted, the Gospels emphatically state that these same disciples were representative of a witness to the Truth and TheWay that Jesus taught -- and to even suggest that they were themselves too ignorant, or too Jewish to understand these teachings, is representative of the greatest religious hoax that has ever been perpetuated upon mankind.    The Book of Acts testifies to the fact that Jesus further instructed the disciples through the Holy Spirit -- i.e., "after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen" (Acts 1:2-3 NIV).   And these same disciples witnessed to the fact that "God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him" (Acts 10:38 NIV).   They portrayed Jesus as "...a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst" (Acts 2:22 NKJV).   But in the fourth century the segment of the Church who entered into a covenant relationship with the Pagan Emperor Constantine not only rejected the witness of the disciples who personally knew Jesus, that he was a man who was Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by God -- but they changed the very words of God spoken to mankind -- i.e., "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee".

What these original Ten Words spoken by the Father to mankind presented, was that the original Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus remained totally faithful to the Gospel teachings.   If, as the very words of God spoken to mankind stated, that Jesus became the Messiah (Anointed) and Son of God by living the necessary Consecrated Life that enabled him to fulfill the Law within himself, then the truth of the Gospel is found in the witness of the Ebionites who held firmly to the position 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" see Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).   With the true objective of the original teachings presented in the words of Hippolytus where he stated that the original Ebionite Nazirenes "...assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity" (see Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).   Which means that every man and woman who walks the face of the earth has the same potential as their elder brother Jesus -- if the Gospel teachings of TheWay are intimately embraced and followed to their spiritual conclusion.

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).     

That the historical Jesus was a true holy man who became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by fulfilling the Royal Law within himself, is attested to at Acts 2:22 where Jesus is portrayed as "a man, attested to you by God" -- and this was demonstrated by God performing "mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst".   If Jesus was himself God incarnate as believed by the later Romans, then these words portraying Jesus as a man approved by God through the works and wonders that God did through him, never would have been presented in this manner.  

The heathen and pagan mind of the mainstream of Gentiles always had great difficulty in understanding the difference between the man Jesus, the Indwelling Logos/Son of God which is representative of the Mind of God (see The Logos), and the One Teacher which Jesus commanded all who would call themselves his disciples and followers, were to seek out and learn from (see The True Prophet).   And it was the living of the necessary Consecrated Life that Jesus ordained, and the seeking of the Kingdom within, that enabled the historical Jesus to become the Messiah, and At-One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God.   And this is especially demonstrated in the words of Edward Gibbon with respect to the original position of the Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus that he 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).   

The historical and spiritual factualness of these words can be proven when one understands the original words that were spoken to the man Jesus at his baptism in the Jordan River -- when the Voice of God stated: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee" -- which means that the historical man Jesus was a man who became the Messiah/Christ when he overcame the Laws and became Anointed by God.    That the later Church of Rome which existed as a puppet under the pagan sun worshipping Emperor Constantine, censored and changed the very words of God spoken to mankind, is the primary reason why the Christian world remains shackled to the abyss of spiritual ignorance to this very day.    In the article The Ten Words,  it will be demonstrated that all the pre-Nicene Christian authors who quoted the baptism sequence in their copies of the Gospels, confirmed that prior to the fourth century editing of the scriptures by Pagan Rome, that the Gospels confirmed that Jesus was a holy man who became the Lord's Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by fulfilling and overcoming the Laws.    Moreover, in addition to the six (6) pre-Nicene Christian authors who are cited in The Ten Words, this fact is further confirmed in the more ancient surviving biblical texts that modern translators continue to ignore to the spiritual pearl of the Christian world today.     That the modern Church continues to reject the very words of God spoken to mankind, in favor of the censored and corrupted words of the fourth century Emperor of Pagan Rome, is the reason why the modern Church which has caused itself to be spiritually flat-lined, only possesses what Paul portrayed as the "elementary" doctrines that the Church Father Origen defined as being “...preached in the Churches …for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief”  (see Origen, Contra Celsum). 

If the original Gospels and the witness of the original disciples and followers of Jesus is true -- and the objective of the original teachings is to bring about a condition of mental and spiritual maturity -- thereby enabling each follower of TheWay to become the Anointed (Messiah/Christ -- then it can be stated that the modern Church dogma has virtually little in common with the original teachings of TheWay.   The difference being whether Jesus was a holy man who became At-One with the Indwelling Logos (aka Son of God/True Prophet), or whether the Church of Constantine was correct in their assertion that Jesus was God-Incarnate?   The Adam Clark Commentary with regard to the passage at Hebrews 1:5 where Paul quotes the original Gospel statement that the Father said of Jesus: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee"  Where the Adam Clark Commentary states: “This most important use of this saying has passed unnoticed by almost every Christian writer which I have seen; and yet it lies here at the foundation of all the apostle's proofs. If Jesus was not thus the Son of God, the whole Christian system is vain and baseless:..."   If the original Gospels are correct -- which teaching was confirmed by the original (Ebionite/Nazirene) disciples and followers of Jesus -- that he was a Holy Man who became At-One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God who was portrayed as The True Prophet, then the whole focus of the modern Church dogma is indeed "...vain and baseless".

Those who think they can Know God, without bringing about the next stage of soul-birth and Knowing Self, are themselves delusional, and under the power of the Demiurge -- i.e., the god of this world -- the collective consciousness -- the unity consciousness -- the citizen of the far country.

 

 

Spiritual Knowledge

aka

Divine Manna

aka

Gnosis

Is As Fruit On A Healthy Tree

In the opening of the Gospel of Thomas Jesus is quoted as stating: "Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death."    The interpretation can't be found -- it can't be taught -- but to begin to even comprehend what is being presented, one must first understand how Divine Knowledge as Spiritual Manna is acquired.   In the same way that a healthy tree is the result of the proper soil and environmental conditions in which the tree has been planted that permits leaves to form --  and the leaves are responsible for the process of photosynthesis -- and photosynthesis is necessary in the process of the tree bearing fruit -- spiritual knowledge cannot be sought outside of the environment that permits it to become manifest.  The Gospels themselves attest to the fact that Jesus could not impart Spiritual Knowledge to the vast majority of people he taught (see In The House).   And that even the very presence and nature of what different people see in the account of Jesus, is directly in accord with their own thinking (see What Jesus Do You Think You See?).   And like the fruit bearing tree, the knowledge of the believer is totally dependent upon the conditions of their life -- with the requirement presented in the Gospels as being the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower And The Seed.   Therefore, Accurate and True Spiritual Knowledge cannot be taught or revealed to those who fail to insure that they dwell in the necessary environmental condition whereby the requirements set forth in the Gospel teachings are lived out in word, thought, desire and deed.   And this is impossible so long at the Christian world continues to cling to the dogma of Pagan Rome, while rejecting the original teachings of the original disciples and followers of the historical man Jesus.    As presented in the article TheTenWords.com ,  where the Adam Clark Commentary with regard to the passage at Hebrews 1:5, which prior to the corruption of the Gospels (see BibleCorruption.com) was at one time the words spoken by the Father to Jesus at his baptism: “This most important use of this saying has passed unnoticed by almost every Christian writer which I have seen; and yet it lies here at the foundation of all the apostle's proofs -- whereby it is acknowledged that if the words of the Father as presented in the original Gospels is correct, then "the whole Christian system is vain and baseless".   And because the dogmatic foundational environment is fatally flawed, it remains impossible for True Spiritual Knowledge to be imparted to the body of faith-based Christian believers.    Does it matter?   It matters because the statement in the Gospels of Thomas could just as well be interpreted to mean: "Whoever fails to find the interpretation of these sayings will not experience Life in the Kingdom."   Unless the seeker/believer becomes the environment portrayed as the "good ground" in which the Living Word has been implanted, they will remain in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- unable to fulfill the objective of the Gospel to enter  In The House -- which is the only place where the Divine Manna of the Kingdom can be imparted to the True Christian.    

No truer or more factual words could be expressed to portray the modern body of faith-based believers that the very words presented in the Gospels: “These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me” (Matt 15:8).   Thus, the wisdom in the words: "For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without actions is also dead" (James 2:26).   Or, in the words of Paul: “And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Th 2:10-12).   A love of the Truth begins with the teachings of Jesus as set forth in the Original Gospel message -- in contradistinction to the doctrines and dogma of men.   And it is for no other reason than the fact that the modern Church retains the polluted environment of the fourth century Pagan Church of Rome -- rejecting the very words of the Father spoken to mankind (see TheTenWords.com ), that it remains impossible for the body of faith-based believers to receive and be nourished by the Divine Manna which the Indwelling Logos/Son of God imparts to those who love Truth over dogmatic error. 

Those who think they can Know God, without bringing about the next stage of soul-birth and Knowing Self, are themselves delusional, and under the power of the Demiurge -- i.e., the god of this world -- the collective consciousness -- the unity consciousness -- the citizen of the far country.

 

 

 
 

Gnosis Defined: In most instances throughout human history what is portrayed as Gnosis or Gnostic, is not -- and is merely little more than an alternative verity of man-made thinking and interpretations of mysteries not at all fully understood.  Which means that in many instances what the later Church condemned as Gnostic heresy, was indeed a variety of heresy -- but so too was the man-made dogma of the Church.  And what it amounted to was one group promoting a different verity of heresy -- i.e., a heretic finding fault with other heretics.    That mankind as the proverbial prodigal son has the innate potential to seek and know the Truth of all Truths, is a reality that few can come to terms with.   Yet, it remains true beyond even his wildest imaginations.    Truth can be found and proven, because it is an integral part of man's core and essence.   Therefore, man was not born in sin -- but rather, born in Truth -- but has been seduced into following error by those who lead him.   Therefore, you don't need to be taught the Truth -- you only need to live in accord with the original Gospels principles, and Truth will come to you in the manner that a healthy tree that has been planted in the proper environment produces fruit.  

There exist words and realties that cannot be redefined by man.   Gnosis is a word that is beyond man's ability to redefine -- and it indicates Spiritual Knowledge revealed directly to man by God.   Gnosis cannot be written in a book.   It cannot be taught by one man to another.   Gnosis is not at all an alternative historical tradition that was suppressed by the Church or any other group.   Gnosis has nothing to do with the wisdom of this world.   It is impossible to study Gnosis in a school, college or university.   The Gospel of Thomas portrays this world as dwelling in a state of abject poverty, because the wisdom of this world is devoid of the essential elements of what can be portrayed as Higher Spiritual Knowledge -- the Divine Manna of the Kingdom -- or, in the Greek language what is portrayed as Gnosis.  

 

 

In the original biblical Greek the knowledge of man that was taught by other men, 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.   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 teachings.   Therefore, what the Shepherd of Hermas has to say is very important to us today, because it represents the scriptural tradition that was taught directly by Jesus and 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"  

When the Book of Revelation declares: "To him who overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna" -- in no manner can it be concluded that to call upon the name of the Lord by reciting the Jesus-prayer, in any manner constitutes to "overcome"!   And this spiritual fact is reflected throughout the Shepherd of Hermas.   Further, that modern Church dogma has absolutely nothing in common with the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay, is demonstrated conclusively in the profound statement of 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).   

   Original Teachings Have Nothing In Common With Modern Dogma: 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?  Perhaps this can be gauged by a recent interview with Pastor Brian McLaren who made the rather profound 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."   And truth be told, it can easily be demonstrated that the core purpose and objectives of the original Gospel teachings are so radically different than what is preached from our pulpits today, that the Gospel of the first century would be condemned as heresy if it was presented to a modern congregation of believers.   And while the congregation of believers have been largely kept in the dark, the biblical scholars understood this fact – and this is demonstrated in the words of A. Powell Davies: “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).   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 made all the difference in the world!   And when Prof. John Allegro was quoted as saying that what has been revealed in the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls is a great amount of 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” (August 1966 issue of Harpers Magazine).   What all the many recent archaeological discoveries have confirmed and demonstrated is that Prof. Allegro was correct in his assertion that our modern-day understanding of the source and originality of Christian doctrine” is defective.   Why?   Because neither the original teachings or the corrupted scriptures simply does not support the tenets and structure of an organized dogmatic church as we have today.   In the words of Prof. Elaine Pagles, in her book, The Gnostic Gospels:  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”. 

That modern Christianity has virtually nothing in common with the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay is easily demonstrated when it is noted that modern dogmatic Church would never be able to utilize the most popular scripture over the first three centuries -- as it is stated in the Introduction to the Shepherd of Hermas: “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..."  And this is confirmed by the most ignored statement of Paul which overtly condemns the whole doctrine of Perpetual Redemption as demonstrated in Paul's statement 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 -- 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 (see Religion Of Roman Emperors).  

It is impossible to enter the Kingdom in the manner that Jesus taught, without possessing the Knowledge of one's true self and your relationship to Creator-God -- and without receiving Knowledge/Gnosis directly from God -- i.e., the Divine Manna of the Kingdom.   The original objective of the Gospels was to alter and evolve the disciple's mind and body in the process of spiritual transformation, that would enable the disciple to achieve and bring about the necessary subsequent stages of birth -- learn directly from God and receive the Divine Manna -- and become restored as a child of the Kingdom.   

 
 

The Term Gnostic Gospels Is An Oxymoron

All Scriptures Are Gnostic, And Have A ThreeFold Nature

Only The True Prophet Within You,

Can Reveal The True Meaning

Spirituality Is Always Gnostic

Those Who Read The Letter Of The Written Word Of Scriptures

Are Spiritually Dead

Even When They Call Themselves Gnostic

Only The True Prophet/Son Of God

Can Reveal To You

The True Meaning Of The Scriptures

 
 

Those Who Reject Gnosticism

Reject Spirituality

They Reject The Son Of God

They Reject The True Prophet And One Teacher

And They Reject The Divine Knowledge

Of The Kingdom Of God

 

 

The Cosmology Of Mind And Being: Jesus declares in the Gospel of Thomas: "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".   When properly understood in their original spiritual context and meaning, the 114 sayings of the Gospel of Thomas is the Key to entering the Kingdom Within.  The meaning is not something that you must be taught -- but rather, a reality of mind and being that is revealed to you as you progress along the path of TheWay.   Therefore, to know the meaning of the 114 sayings, you must first explore and Know Thyself.   Thus, when properly understood, the sayings are themselves a catalyst for spiritual transformation and the evolution of Mind and Being.   Therefore, the meaning of the 114 sayings cannot be taught with words -- but rather, experienced within one's own self.   Further, the meaning can never be revealed from without one's self -- but rather, only from within as one seeks to the depths of one's own mind and being.   When properly understood, this body of Experiential Knowledge is the fruit of picking up one's own cross, travailing in TheWay, in imitation of the Pattern presented to mankind by the historical man Jesus. 

When Jesus taught that his disciples would know the Truth, this was based upon the reality that his disciples would transcend human organic limitations, and experience the Kingdom within (see Gate Of Eden) as he taught at Luke 17:20-21.   That the true objective of the teachings of TheWay is to enter within the "narrow strait gate" and into the Kingdom within one's self, is presented in the words of Jesus' condemnation of the Jewish leaders who in their carnal interpretations and outward observance of the scriptures, threw away The Key Of Knowledge: "Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered" (Luke 11:52 KJV).   And this fact is further demonstrated in the words: "But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in" (Matt 23:13 KJV).   And it is this inner "narrow strait gate" that exists within each of us, that we are supposed to use the Key of Knowledge to open, and enter in the Kingdom within us -- 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).

As the prodigal sons and daughters who have lost their way in what Jesus portrayed as The Far Country, each of us not only possesses the innate ability to overcome the limitations of this world and enter the Inner Kingdom -- but when the Cosmology of Mind comes to be understood, the part of us that presently resides in this world is like the tip of the iceberg -- and we exist in the reality portrayed by Jesus as a divided house that if left in this condition, will come to ruin.   Further, each of us is equally the prodigal son who is currently lost in the Far Country under the control of what Jesus portrayed as the Citizen -- or what Paul portrayed as the god of this world.    And the only way to learn the true interpretation of the 114 sayings, is to experientially learn the meaning directly from the True Prophet/Logos/Son of God within.   And herein lies the problem that has been presented to us: The True Prophet (aka Logos & Son Of God) will only reveal Himself to a sincere Disciple who follows in the footsteps and pattern of the man Jesus in TheWay -- i.e., those who pick up their own cross and travail in TheWay in the manner that Jesus taught.   

That Jesus was our brother is seen in his own words that "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).   That Jesus became One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God is seen in the words that his disciples held that he (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).     And thus, the requirement of the original Gospel teachings is for those who were followers and believers, to imitate the pattern that Jesus set forth, and to do the Commandments that would fulfill the Law within the individual believer -- i.e., "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46 KJV).   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).   Only those who become the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed, can be taught by the Logos/Son of God/True Prophet -- to the degree that they can themselves become Anointed (Messiah/Christ)-- i.e., "These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you. But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him. And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him" (1 Jn 2:26-29 NKJ).  The necessary "...practice [of] righteousness" has absolutely nothing in common with the blind belief of manmade Church doctrines which is promoted by Christians today -- but rather, the very thinking, lifestyle and mindset of the sincere seeker who strives to do as Jesus taught, and seek the Kingdom (within).     And this important Gospel teaching is presented in the words of the Apostle John: “Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure” (1 Jn 3:3 NIV).

Gnosis is the Spiritual Knowledge imparted to the faithful disciple directly from what the ancient Greeks called the Logos (see Logos) -- what many Christians call the Son of God -- or what the disciples of Jesus called The True Prophet who was the One Teacher that Jesus commanded to seek out (see The True Prophet).    With respect to The True Prophet, in the Homilies of his disciple Clement the Apostle Peter warned the people with respect to the One Teacher that Jesus commanded all his followers to learn from: 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”.   That these words have for the most part been totally ignored, is the reason why modern man is ruled over by the Citizen of this, the Far Country, and why the religious world is shackled in the abyss of absolute ignorance and dogmatic confusion.   

If, as Jesus taught, the One Teacher that Jesus commanded to seek out is within us -- beyond and within the natural barrier of human organic consciousness -- and only those who fulfill the spiritual meaning of the allegorical scriptures by become the Living Final Temple and are able to enter within the Inner Holy of Holies -- thereby gaining entrance into the Inner Kingdom -- and the scriptures are in fact the Key of Knowledge that must be turned within self in order to unlock and open the "narrow strait gate" that provides entrance into the Kingdom -- then it is imperative that the seeker/disciple prepare themselves to receive the necessary esoteric knowledge that could only be revealed to the inner core of disciples who travailed in TheWay -- and an important aspect of this esoteric knowledge was the cosmology of one's own mind and being.     And this fact is demonstrated in the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas where it is written, "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".   And, when properly understood, the finding of self is the primary objective of all scriptures -- i.e., sacred writings that are dressed in the garb or facade of what appears to the multitude of people as historical, but are in truth an allegorical portrayal of the disciples own body, mind/soul and spirit.   And when we add to this the statement in Thomas that few understand with any real spiritual depth, a similar statement from the Gospel of Philip that "Those who say that first they shall die and (then) they shall arise are confused. If they do not first receive the resurrection (while) they live, they will not receive anything (when) they die" -- we can begin to understand that the doctrines of the simple faith that Paul called the "milk" of the Gospel of Christ (see Mystery), is truly elementary and only the beginning of entry-level teachings of TheWay.   Which means that one of the primary objectives of Jesus' teachings is to seek spiritual maturity as one strives to become a Disciple of TheWay, and bring about that condition within one's own body-mind Temple, where one can be with the Lord "in the House", and receive the Mysteries of God from the One Teacher of Light.   That God dwells in a Temple not of this world -- and not made with the hands of man -- is the reason why the Jews have been inhibited by the Hand of God acting through the Laws from rebuilding the Jerusalem Temple -- with the objective being that all the prodigal sons and daughters become a Living Final Temple (see Final Temple).   When Jesus taught that the Law cannot pass away until every jot and tittle is completed and brought about, the reference was being made to the building and completing of the Temple within your own body and mind -- and it is the building of the Living Final Temple, that enables the Kingdom to come within the body/mind of the seeker/disciple.   To accomplish this, you must learn to turn the Key of Knowledge -- i.e., the scriptures -- within your own body mind/soul and spirit.   The True Meaning of not only the Gospel of Thomas, but also of all genuine scriptures, can only be revealed to those who gain the experiential knowledge through direct revelation of the One Teacher within (see True Prophet).   Thus, the words: "These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.  And he said, Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death. Jesus said, Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All."

Why are the teachings in Thomas portrayed as being secret?   The answer to this question can only be understood when a person comes to comprehend why the Mysteries of the Gospel could only be revealed to Jesus' inner core of disciples who were said to be "in the House", while he taught all others who were portrayed as being "without" the House, in the enigma of allegorical parables (see Mystery).   On this great spiritual truth that remains ignored by modern believers, the Church Father Origen defended Christianity against the attacks against the Church by Celsus, the second century Epicurean philosopher, when Origen wrote that the true depth of the Gospel message is difficult for the reader to perceive, “…including a very profound explanation of the parables, which Jesus delivered to ‘those without’ while reserving the exhibition of their full meaning for those who have passed beyond the stage of exoteric teachings, and who came to him privately in the house. And when he comes to understand it, he will admire the reason why some are said to be without, and others in the house.    And without the proper application of the Key of Knowledge -- and an understanding of the vision and objectives of the original authors -- it remains impossible for modern believers to perceive the true meaning of the scriptures.   It is therefore not that the author's of the scriptures wanted to hide important spiritual truths from the eyes and understanding of those who Jesus portrayed as being  "without" the House -- but rather, it is impossible for the mind of organic man in his natural earthly condition, to comprehend the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God -- to the degree that the few who possessed this body of esoteric knowledge of self and the Kingdom, were perpetually hunted down as heretics (see An Inconvenient Truth).    

While Paul portrayed the written text of the scriptures as the the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6), which was often little more than "Jewish fables" (Titus 1:14), the Apostle Peter went as far as to portray the scriptures as the "...the mystery of the books which are able to deceive" (see Power To Deceive).    Further stating that BY DESIGN, each person is supposed to see and perceive a different meaning when reading the text of the scriptures (see Unique Individual Perspective).   And it was because of this fact that Paul condemned anyone who even suggests creating a doctrine -- a sect or faction -- as being "turned out of TheWay" -- and commands the congregation of believers to reject such a person (see No Doctrines Or Sects) who promotes a sectarian faction as a heretic.   Why?   Because the teachings of TheWay are representative of a purely spiritual religion -- with purely spiritual objectives -- and are designed to bring about the necessary spiritual transformation of the seeker/disciple that permits them to enter into the Holy of Holies within the Living Spiritual Temple of self (see Final Temple), and learn directly from the  True Prophet.   And that the literal text of the scriptures is an allegorical enigma that cannot be deciphered using human reasoning, is exactly what Peter warns when he states that: "...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).    Thus, the warning with respect to man's "natural" perspective on both the meaning of the scriptures, and the meaning and purpose of life itself: "There is a way that seems right to man, but its end is the way of death" (Prov 14:12).@@@

The primary objective of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay was to prepare the seeker/disciple to enter in at the "narrow strait gate" which is portrayed as the Holy of Holies within the Living Temple -- and learn the Mysteries of the Kingdom from the True Prophet.   And this is portrayed by the Church Father Origen (above) as being "In The House" with the Lord!   In The House portrays a genuine disciple of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay who have entered within the Holy of Holies within themselves -- and have entered the Kingdom and the come into the Presence of the One Teacher that Jesus commanded to seek out.   That Christians have failed to observe and understand the meaning and reality of these teachings, has caused them to be cast in the role of latter-day Pharisees who have been banished to a Spiritual Diaspora where the dwell in the abyss of profound ignorance.    

The spiritual formula that most people ignore is the reality that we cannot Know God, until we first Know Self.   And all the conflict and divisions among mankind is caused by man's own lack of self-knowledge.   The Gospel Of Thomas factually declares that if you know the meaning of the sayings, that you will not taste of death -- and this is true.   If you know the true depth of the meaning of these sayings, it is because you have moved into harmony with your inner soul-self that is eternal, and you have drawn near to the Kingdom within.   The people of this world are spoken of as dead (see The Dead Know Nothing), because their consciousness is of the earth -- ruled over by their lower animal/earthly natures -- and they are of an outer consciousness that is totally alien to their own higher soul-self and the Inner Kingdom which is of the Light and is Eternal.   Jesus said that only those who are born again from above, can enter into Life -- and this next stage of birth is not based upon faith and beliefs -- but an actual soul-birth that manifests the Kingdom within us and reveals to us the true inner realities of Self, and all the Mysteries of God.   True Gnosis is the Sacred Manna of the Inner Kingdom that can only be given to those who seek it with a pure heart and a consecrated life. This Sacred Manna has nothing in common with the reasoning of man -- but rather, the Reasoning of God that can only be imparted to those who are willing to become immersed in the fires of purification and the cleansing and healing of the Living Word.  The requirement to Know the Truth, is that you live the Truth in the totality of every word, thought, desire and deed.   To possess the Truth, you must yourself be Possessed by the Truth, and the Truth Alone.

 

 

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The Nature Of Gnosis

The Cosmology Of Mind And Being

Scriptures as the Key of Knowledge that manifests the Tree of Life, and unlocks the inner Narrow Gate to the Kingdom.

Yeshua/Jesus taught that there is Only One Teacher -- the Indwelling True Prophet.  And if you fail to learn from the True Prophet, then you know nothing of any true spiritual value.  Most believers are alienated from the True Prophet by virtue of their manmade doctrines of belief, their carnal mindset, and their heathen lifestyle.

The Virgin Birth.   To enter the Inner Kingdom, every disciple must be born again of what is portrayed as the Virgin Birth.   That the modern Church fails to understand the significance of the threefold stages of birth, has made them blind guides and modern day Pharisees who have thrown away the Key of Knowledge. 

The Essence of Gnosticism: True Gnosis is the Divine Manna or Knowledge of the higher reality of the soul and the Inner Kingdom of God.  

The Higher Reality of the Soul -- our true nature and form that the religions of man are virtually totally ignorant of today.  

The Command to Know Thyself -- which Knowledge is totally lacking in both the religious and scientific world today.   It is virtually useless to seek God who you cannot know, without first coming to Know Thyself.

The world of illusion created by the Demiurge that few people understand while they continue to exist in a mesmerized condition.

Yeshua/Jesus said that the god of the (carnal) Jews was the Devil.   That modern believers read the scriptures in the same manner as the Pharisees who threw away the Key of Knowledge, and the fact that both the Christians and the people of this world fail to understand the difference between the Left and Right Hands of God, causes them to in like manner worship the Devil.

Church Of The AntiChrist - It was correctly predicted by Paul that those who call themselves Christian, would worship Satan and the AntiChrist.   This has come to pass and is the reality of the Church which calls itself Christian today.

It was predicted and has come to pass that Satan would speak in the ears of the elect of the Church, and guide the flock in the broad-way of self-destruction.

Because Christians are ignorant as to the Left and Right Hands of God -- and they have rejected living the consecrated life in TheWay -- they have fallen under the control of the Left Hand that leads them down the broad-way of self-destruction.

Peter warned about the mystery of the books (scriptures) with the power to deceive -- and Christians ignore this warning to their own demise.   Peter correctly stated that the scriptures are designed so that those who attempt to read them in an unworthy manner, will see nothing more than their own predetermined manmade doctrines of belief. 

Christians Adhere to the Religious Doctrines of a Circus Prostitute.  In their failure to understand the journey of the soul, they remain in the "outer darkness" of mind and being that alienates them from the knowledge of the Kingdom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Using Scripture In Search Of The Kingdom

The Tree of Life

“Woe to you lawyers! 

For you have taken away the key of knowledge; 

you did not enter in yourselves, 

and those who were entering in you hindered”  

(Luke 11:52 NAS)

 

The literal text of the scripture is intended to teach certain moral and physical lessons about life.   Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, and other interactions with the people, convey to the seeker important lessons about embracing the proper mindset and living a God-Centered spiritual Life.   But the next stage of soul-birth and the journey in TheWay to the Inner Kingdom, can only be accomplished through the transformation of self.    Thus, it is written: "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22 NKJ).   And this is why Paul Commanded to "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” (Rom 8:13 KJV).   To mortify the deeds of the body takes work -- a great amount of work -- and this work cannot be accomplished through a static faith.   The problem is that these biblical commandments have absolutely nothing in common with the doctrine of faith that was developed by Martin Luther in the Middle-ages.    As a priest of the Church of Rome, there was much that was not understood by Martin Luther and the Middle-Age Reformers.   They did not know that the scriptures are in fact the Key of Knowledge -- and that if you learn to turn the scriptures within yourself, you draw ever nearer to the Kingdom within (Lk 17:20-21).   G.R.S. Mead, a foremost authority on the Gnostics, in his book entitled Fragments of a Faith Forgotten, this explanation of the true nature of the scriptures is put forth: “…what the Gnostics projected onto the screen… [in the form of a ] picture of the universe was in reality a picture of their own minds. Its mythology is a symbolic portrayal, almost a deliberate one, of the forces which operate in the structuring and evolution of the human personality”.   It was for this reason that Carl Jung called the Gnostic Christians the worlds first and foremost psychologists who understood the very fabric of human consciousness.   That there is an Inner Source of Knowledge that is beyond even the most enlightened wisdom of this world, is in fact the very reason why the Apostle Paul wrote: For the truth about God is known to them instinctively; God has put this knowledge in their hearts” (Rom 1:19 TLB).   And what Martin Luther and the Middle Age Reformers could never have known, is that Paul's doctrine of faith was based upon the fact that if you embrace the mindset taught by Jesus, and live a consecrated life, the the inner "narrow gate" to the Kingdom (see Gate Of Eden) will begin to open, and you will be able to access this inner Source of Knowledge.

 

 

Those who would be disciples of Jesus are told to "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).   Thus we must first understand where the "narrow strait gate" is, and what is the difference between the the two paths: "...Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it".   If Jesus said that the way which leads to life is difficult, and few are able to find it, then Jesus' words can have nothing in common with the modern concept of saying a prayer accepting Jesus as one's personal Lord and Savoir -- with the result being that you are guaranteed salvation from that moment forward.  

Speaking of the few who walk in TheWay, seeking the "narrow gate" that leads to life, Jesus warned: "Then He said to them all, If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?" (Luke 9:23-25 NKJ)   Once again we see that it is necessary to "...take up [one's] cross daily" -- which totally dispels the idea of this being a one time proclamation or joining -- which means the the modern doctrine that one is saved by virtue of their one-time prayer, has no Gospel basis.    Further, the requirement is that the disciple bring forth the spiritual works/actions of living the necessary Consecrated Life where it can be said that they "...take up [one's] cross daily", that every day must be seen as a total commitment to living in accord with the core Gospel teachings and requirements.

Modern Christians cannot be true followers of Jesus -- i.e., "If anyone desires to come after Me..." -- and in the same way that the Pharisees were rejected by Jesus as being counterfeit shepherds of Israel, so too is the modern clergy of the Church for exactly the same reasons.     The flock of modern-day Christians would better know how to apply the Key of Knowledge in opening the (inner) door to the Kingdom, if the Gentiles who called themselves Orthodox, had not edited and corrupted the Gospels in their endeavor to remove what they saw as "Gnostic interpolations".   As correctly stated by 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"  (see http://BibleCorruption.com ).    Those who portrayed themselves as Orthodox Christians in the second and third centuries of our Common Era, were simply too pagan and heathen in their thinking to comprehend the scriptures with any depth of understanding.   And in their opposition to the Spiritual Christians who were called Gnostics, they removed most of the more spiritual teachings that were needed to begin to properly utilize the Key of Knowledge, and commence to begin the journey in TheWay.

Therefore, the modern Christian world has been spiritually disenfranchised by their own Churches -- and they would better understand where and how to apply the Key of Knowledge if the statement on the coming of the Kingdom (Second Coming) which is preserved in the Epistle of Clement (disciple of Peter) where it states with respect to how and when Jesus taught the Kingdom would come -- which preserved quotation is explored in the subheading entitled The Tree Of Life - Star Of David -- where it reads:  “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’”.   But even more revealing is the version of this teaching that is preserved in the Gospel Of The Nazirenes where it reads: And one of the disciples asked him, "How shall a man enter into the Kingdom?" And he answered and said, "If you don't make below as the above, and the left as the right, and the behind as the before, entering into the center and passing into the spirit, you will not enter into the kingdom of God."   Thus, if the Gospels had not been severely corrupted in the attempt by those who called themselves Orthodox to spiritually castrate the scriptures, then the modern congregation of believers would be better able to discern where the Key of Knowledge must be used.  

While in the past the case could be made that it was beyond the majority of believers ability -- as well as the Churches -- to know these important things that were removed by the Pagan Church of Rome.   And to some extent, this is true.   But in view of the fact that in such articles as The Three Lies I prove all that I have written beyond reasonable doubt -- and this suppressed knowledge is now available to the Churches -- having been sent into the world to accomplish this restoral of these crucial teachings, it is applicable to state: "If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin" (John 15:22 NKJ).   @@@

 

 

 

Why Can't The Truth Of The Gospel Be Stated And Written Literally?  To answer this question, lets first examine what the scriptures state?   The warning is that it is impossible to convey to the common believer of the Simple Faith the higher reality of the soul of man, and the Kingdom of God that the Disciples of Jesus experienced first hand (see Mystery).   Speaking of the Disciples and what they experienced, 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 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?   These are serious questions, that can only be addressed by very serious Christians 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."   Thus, unless you can answer the question: 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 they were yet to 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 they would judge and even condemn this higher reality of the 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"?     In view of the fact that Paul stated this warning to a congregation of believers that he, himself, had instructed -- a congregation of believers who Paul portrayed as having received all knowledge and gifts of the spirit that could be imparted to them -- it must be recognized that these Christians who Paul personally instructed, were in fact in a better environment to understand the Gospel message, than any modern day believer.   And unless you begin to recognize that the condition of mankind that Paul is making reference to, would just as well be portrayed as "organic" -- or, of the physical body -- then it will be impossible for you to move beyond your very limited understanding of the core objectives of the Gospel Message.   Why?    Because the "natural man" which Paul is making reference to, is in fact the "organic" human being who is dependent upon three-dimensional human consciousness.   Paul correctly rejected the outward rituals of the carnal Jews -- stating that believers are saved through faith in the teachings of TheWay, rather than in dead rituals that represent an outward expression of what must be accomplished within the believers own mind and being (see Final Temple).   And this is why Paul taught the necessity of picking up one's own cross and crucifying one's lower nature -- i.e., "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV).    But to accomplish this, the believer/disciple must cease to live in accord with the flesh, and live in such a manner that the necessary spiritual transformation begins to be brought about within the body and mind of the person -- i.e.,  “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).  

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 do not support the physical body and the culture of this world, do not develop!    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 demonstrate on Unity of Mind ( Science Proves Religion ), even the most brilliant of secular minds 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 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 first century elder Ignatius 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, 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”.   

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”   To the degree that Paul proclaimed to the Christians at Corinth: “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 most basic 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. 

If what both Paul and Ignatius states is true, and not only the Christian believers of the simple faith will look upon the Mysteries of God as "foolishness" -- but so too will the most intelligent and wise men who are portrayed as men of learning by our culture -- each, in not understanding the very organic reason they are incapable of understanding their own higher reality of the soul and the Inner Kingdom -- rejecting the higher revelation of the Spiritual Gospel as something that could not possibly be true -- then every sincere Christian must ask themselves the question: If a Disciple came to speak to me, how could he possibly convey to me what would be inconceivable for me to understand?   Again, the Christian should ask: What truths describing a higher reality would be so profound, that a mature Disciple of TheWay would not be able to convey to me what they knew, because it would “inflict injury on” me, to the degree that I would be spiritually “strangled by" the revelation?    And while the vast majority of Christians would take the complacent package deal which they believe the Gospel represents -- i.e., since I am saved, what is the difference if I don't understand the higher realities of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God?   This mindset which is typical among believers of the simple faith, is synonymous with saying: I got a passing grade in elementary school, so why should I go on to middle and high school, and perhaps seek a higher education?   And in the same way that an elementary school education would place a great hardship on a person who then attempts to enter the market place in pursuit of employment and supporting a family, because the institutionalized Church endorsed complacency, few modern Christians even begin to understand the full dimensions of the warning: “That servant who knows his master's will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:47-48 NIV).   What this means is that the Christian, who has been given greater opportunity than other peoples of the world, will have the greater requirements placed upon him.   If there is a hell, then it is the complacent Christian who is more likely to go there, than the unbelievers who the Church condemns as not being saved.   While the Church can no longer understand what is being said because of their manmade doctrines of belief, what is being conveyed is the fact that those who have not received the greater opportunity, will not be judged with the same requirements.   And this fact is further demonstrated in the article, The Complacent Christian.    While the institutionalized Church -- often for their own monetary and political gain -- has in many instances promoted the complacent mindset, if the warning is true where it is written: "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46 KJV) -- many who are under the belief that they are Christians in good standing, will experience a rude awakening in the future.   Thus, the warning that the vast majority of complacent lukewarm Christians are not in the least prepared to deal with: "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).

While in the original religious teachings of Jesus and his Disciples, these verses were of great importance, they are virtually meaningless in the idolatry of Pagan Rome, and in the religious teachings and theology of Martin Luther and the framers of the Reformation (see The Christian Diaspora ).   Moreover, the leaders of the modern Church have absolutely no idea either how these warnings apply to the fate of the body of believers, or why Jesus taught that the Christian will be held to a higher level of accountability, than the unbeliever.   Further, the modern clergy and leaders of the Church are absolutely clueless as to why Paul warned that the committed and baptized believers at Corinth were incapable of understanding the true spiritual meaning of the Gospel, and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God, because they were yet of a natural organic mind -- and in their carnal mindset, they would judge and condemn these higher revelations as "foolishness"!!!

Regardless of the number of times that believers of the simple faith are warned that God is a Spirit, and can only be sought through man's indwelling spiritual nature (Jn 4:24) -- and that to receive this spiritual revelation that the organic mind of the believer will judge and condemn as utter "foolishness" -- the great mass of Christians perpetually reject the spirit, and and turn to the written word of the scriptures in pursuit of what Paul the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6) (see http://Ebionite.com/defeat.htm ).   Paul commands the believers of the simple faith to "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” (Rom 8:13 KJV).   Yet, believers will perpetually turn to the flesh of the written word that Paul portrayed as the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6), and ignore the commandment to move on to maturity and embrace the spirit that the baptized Christians of the simple faith will view as utter "foolishness" -- and even heresy from the perspective of their very limited organic understanding.  

Perhaps the most profound example of the inability of the natural carnal mind to even begin to grasp man's own higher soul and spiritual reality is provided in the words of Paul who said of the baptized, totally committed believers as Corinth: “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).    Yet, 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). 

The shackles which inhibit not only the modern Christian today, but the learned scholar and critic as well, is seen in the fact that the Church not only institutionalized what Paul calls the "milk" of the Gospel intended for “babes in Christ” -- but then the Church of Rome threw away the Key of Knowledge ( http://KeyOfKnowledge.org ), and totally lost the ability to understand the Spiritual Gospel that Sustains and Completes the true Disciple of Jesus who picks up their own cross and imitates the pattern within his own mind and being.    The modern believer will respond that those who have gazed upon what Paul states is "...not lawful... to utter" (2 Cor 12:4-5 NKJ) and reveal to the minds of the believers of the simple faith, should merely tell them what they have seen and experienced.   But in truth, because their minds are carnal -- i.e., “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 3:2-3 NKJ) -- until a person begins to overcome the organic limitations of the body by becoming the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed (see http://SowerAndSeed.com ), they can study the scriptures until the hour they take their last breath, and they have absolutely no chance of understanding the true meaning with any depth of comprehension beyond the cloak of what Paul portrays as the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6).    And to the detriment of the flock of believers, because peddling Christ has become a lucrative business with political benefits, the "milk... intended for babes in Christ" has become so institutionalized, that those to whom the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom has been revealed, are condemned as heretics by the flock of believers.     Thus, if we replace the word synagogue with the modern portrayal of a church, we can begin to see the dilemma of the modern Christian who no longer possess the Key of Knowledge, and has absolutely no idea how to receive the revelation of the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God: "These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me" (John 16:1-3 KJV).   And while they claim to know Christ with their lips, their hearts and minds are far removed, because they no longer possess the means to move onto maturity -- “Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment” (Heb 6:1-2 NIV).

While it is true that Paul taught the necessity of faith -- faith in the Gospel-process that if adhered to, would bring about the transformation of the believer -- an integral part of this process was the need to transform the carnal nature after embracing the elementary teachings of Christ, and going on to maturity.    But because the Church of Rome threw away the Key of Knowledge, and the non-Roman Church conceived out of the Reformation, had been totally alienated from the preparatory knowledge and lifestyle necessary to even begin to understand the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom -- i.e., that intermediate wisdom and knowledge that prepares the Disciple to begin to comprehend what believers of the simple faith view as utter "foolishness" -- the Church itself has become lost in the quagmire of what Paul portrays as the elementary doctrines, literally drowning in the "milk... intended for babes in Christ".    

To even begin to understand the spiritual void that exists today, we must closely examine the Church prior to it being adopted by Pagan Rome as the official religion of the Empire.   And one of the important documents that we can turn to in our search for the Truth and TheWay, is a document known as The True Word.   In the approximate year of 178 of our Common Era, Celsus, the Epicurean Philosopher and opponent of Christianity, published a rather embarrassing work in opposition to Christianity known as The True Word or Discourse.    It is said that this work was widely published and used by the Pagan world as an attack on the Church, that seventy years after its publication The True Word was still so widely circulated, that the Church Father Origen was commissioned by St. Ambrosius to refute this attack by Celsus.   In this polemic against the Church, Celsus attacked the Church as being a secret system -- teaching the body of believers a very different doctrine, than what was taught and embraced by the inner core of the elect.

In view of the fact that neither Origen or any authority in the Church refuted what Celsus stated, it is of the utmost importance to first understand why the outer body of believers embraced very different doctrines of belief than the inner core of the elect.    When Paul warned the believers at Corinth that it was not only impossible -- but not even lawful -- to reveal to them the true spiritual meaning of the Gospel with respect to the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom that they, in their natural organic (untransformed) mind would condemn as "foolishness" -- then what he created was not only two opposite polarities within the body of the Church -- but a great diversity and variance in understanding between those who were migrating from the doctrines of the simple faith, and those who Paul portrayed as having gone on to maturity.   

The entry-level believers of the simple faith who were blinded by their carnal mindset and understanding, came to call themselves Orthodox.    Why?   Men who were absolutely clueless as to the spiritual meaning of the Gospel and the Mysteries of the Kingdom, called themselves priests and teachers, and they were under the grave misconception that they understood what is impossible for the organic mind of man to comprehend.   In making reference to these teachers and priests who called themselves Orthodox, we can see the very same elementary beliefs which are embraced by Christians today, as well as their reading only the literal written words of the scriptures in the manner of the Pharisees when Eusebius writes of their doctrines -- doctrines conceived by the early Christians Papias and Irenaeus, and still held throughout the modern Christian world today: “Papias reproduces other stories communicated to him by word of mouth, together with some otherwise unknown parables and teachings of the Saviour, and other things of a more allegorical character.   He says that 'after the resurrection of the dead there will be a period of a thousand years when Christ's kingdom will be set up on this earth in material form'.  I suppose he got these notions by misinterpreting the apostolic accounts and failing to grasp what they said in mystic and symbolic language.  For he seems to have been a man of very small intelligence, to judge from his books.  But it is partly due to him that the great majority of churchmen after him took the same view, relying on his early date; e.g. Irenaeus and several others, who clearly held the same opinion” (Eusebius, Hist Eccl., Book III, 39.11).   What is a man of very small intelligence?   Is it not organic man whose untransformed mind is as the tip of the iceberg?   And when they begin as believers, these are the people of the simple faith who would condemn the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom as "foolishness".    On the other hand, the Spiritual Christians who picked up their own cross and lived the Consecrated life prescribed by Yeshua -- making their body into a Living Temple ( http://TheThreeLies.com ) -- came to be called Gnostic.   But what is Gnosis?    It is the Experiential Knowledge that after being brought up into the Kingdom, Paul warned was "...not lawful... to utter" (2 Cor 12:4-5 NKJ) even to the baptized believers of the simple faith.    So the truly Spiritual Christians who having themselves overcome to each person's ability, was able to move beyond the elementary precepts of the Gospel, and were able to then receive the Knowledge of the Kingdom in the same manner as did the Disciples -- and in the same manner that every potential Disciple has today to Know the Truth by entering into the House with the True Prophet (see http://DivineManna.org#TrueProphet ).  

So the scriptures are written and composed in the manner that they presently are, because it is impossible to reveal to the organic mind of man what he is not only carnally incapable of understanding -- but as the scriptures warn, he is blind to this higher reality -- and as Paul warns, it is not even lawful to reveal the Mysteries of the Kingdom to the believers of the simple faith.   Yet, to those who Live in accord with the Commandments and the Royal Law -- and sincerely strive to overcome -- they are given the Key of Knowledge which when properly applied, has the ability to reveal all things to the Disciple who picks up his on cross and travails in TheWay -- seeking the Kingdom as Yeshua commanded.

  Nothing Hidden Or Concealed: We often hear the terms esoteric, hidden or concealed knowledge -- and while there is truth to what is being conveyed, in reality nothing is at all hidden from the eyes or understanding of mankind.   As presented in the article Science Proves Religion (see Science Proves Religion ), the mind associated with the physical body of man can only perceive a very limited spectrum of the frequencies of the universe -- and being comprised of physical matter, the body only permits the mind to perceive and understand what is manifest physically, in the earth.   And while the mind of man has the innate potential to see and understand all things -- i.e., dimensions and realms that are not of the earth vibration -- man remains blind to these higher (and lower) dimensions of mind and being while the necessary centers and spheres of mind that correspond to these other dimension, remain dormant and undeveloped.   And this is why, when Jesus was asked why he can only speak to the multitudes in parable and allegorical enigma, he responded: “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” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV).     The disciples, who were said to be "In The House", were those who had themselves followed in TheWay, and had overcome the organic limitations of the body and organic mind.   In the words of the Church Father Origen: “And if you come to the books written after the time of Jesus, you will find that those multitudes of believers who hear the parables are, as it were, 'without', and worthy only of exoteric doctrines, while the disciples learn in private the explanation of the parables.  For, privately, to His own disciples did Jesus open up all things, esteeming above the multitudes those who desired to know His wisdom” (Origen Contra Celsum).   In other words, those who are bound by the limitations of the physical body, and dwell in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" outside of the Inner Spiritual Kingdom,  could only be instructed in parables and the exoteric doctrines of the simple faith -- which doctrines the Apostle calls the “milk intended for babes in Christ” -- because they were only using those areas of mind and physical being that corresponded to this physical world.    And while the Kingdom and man's higher reality of soul and spirit lied open before them, they remained blind because their organic body and mind could only perceive that vibration of being associated with this physical world.   And the same is true of the scriptures which are an allegory -- i.e., the more they begin to develop the higher spheres of mind beyond the organic limitations, the more they would perceive and understand the meaning of the scriptures with a depth that carnal man is incapable of seeing and understanding.  

Just after Jesus explains that the organic men of the earth will remain ever blind and unable to comprehend anything beyond the temporal and mundane of this world -- i.e., they will  "...be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding”, he makes the profound statement that is ignored by disbelieved by carnal men: “And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?” (Mark 4:13 KJV).     And what this means is that if you fail to understand this parable and the absolute need to become the "good ground" which enables the disciple to become the Living and Consecrated Final Temple (see Final Temple), that you will never understand ANYTHING with any depth of comprehension -- i.e., perpetually dwelling in what Jesus calld the "Outer Darkness" of mind and being (see http://outerdarkness.nazirene.org ).    Why?   Because having failed to develop those areas of mind that interact with those spectrum of frequencies beyond the organic, you simply cannot possess the potential of mind to see or perceive anything beyond the mundane of this world (see http://UnityOfMind.org ).    It will not matter if you perpetually read the scriptures -- if you dwell in a church and continually pray and sing praises to the Lord -- or if you read every book and attend every university of this world -- it will remain true that you will remain blind to those vibrations and frequencies outside of the narrow spectrum of this physical world.   From a Greek perspective, the Knowledge of the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom that organic man is blind to, is called Gnosis -- or, to the disciple walking in TheWay, it is called the Divine Manna of the Kingdom.   And as Paul warns, it is impossible to not only write Gnosis or the Divine Manna in the words of man, but it is unlawful to even attempt such a thing -- i.e., "caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter" (2 Cor 12:4-5 NKJ).   And this is why Jesus commanded: “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before the swine” (Mt 7:6).   And why Paul wrote with respect to the higher reality that carnal man is blind to: “Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect,” writes Paul, “yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to naught: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory” (1 Cor 2:6-7 KJV).   

Throughout history those who have been totally faithful in their search for Truth and the Kingdom -- and having embraced the pattern and become the "good ground" that permits the seed within to flourish beyond the organic --  have been continually portrayed as arrogant... elitists because they have repeated the warning of the Gospel that understand and knowledge can only be imparted to those who pick up their own cross, travail in TheWay, and imitate the patter that our elder brother Jesus set before us as the only path into the Kingdom.   Because those who have been truly faithful to the Living Word have attempted to warn others of their inherent organic blindness, they were hunted down by the Church, and murdered as heretics -- i.e., the fulfillment of the warning: "...yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service..." (John 16:1-3 KJV).     

Are those who seek the Divine Manna (Gnosis) of the Kingdom arrogant?  Elitists?  Or self-centered? Heretics?   Or are they the few who are doing what Jesus commanded those who truly believe, and are faithful to the teachings of TheWay?   This great dilemma that Paul wrote about with respect to the inability of organic man being blind and unable to comprehend anything beyond the exoteric doctrines of the "simple faith" -- a reality that spiritual men and women have many times confirmed, and has been continually ignored by the majority of Christians throughout history -- was explained by Peter when his disciple Clement wrote his warning to believer: “…and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other” (Clementine Homiles).   From a first century Christian perspective, there is only one way that you can learn and know the truth, and that is through your own inner dormant spiritual nature.   Expect not that you shall learn anything”, says Peter, if you attempt to learn from the doctrines of men -- even when these men are the leaders of your church, synagogue, mosque, or temple.   Why?   Because Jesus himself commanded: “But you, do not be called 'Rabbi'; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren” (Matt 23:8 NKJ).   And when rightly understood, the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay present to the true seeker how they each may be "...taught by God" (John 6:45 NIV).   In the below you will find the first century teachings on the True Prophet that is the ONLY Source of Knowledge and Instruction for those who truly believe, and have faith in Yeshua and the teachings of TheWay (see The True Prophet).    Those few who truly believe, and are totally faithful to Yeshua -- willing to live the necessary Consecrated Life and seek Truth over the doctrines of men, and the Inner Kingdom -- are the only true believers who can fulfill the Commandment of Yeshua, and learn from the True Prophet.   Quoting Peter in the Homilies (see below): "...And therefore I advise not only wise men, but indeed all men who have a desire of knowing what is advantageous to them, that they seek after the true Prophet; for it is He alone who knoweth all things, and who knoweth what and how every man is seeking. For He is within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other. But He is soon found by those who diligently seek Him through love of the truth..."    And this is why Yeshua commanded not to be called rabbi or teacher -- because their is only One Teacher -- and the only means to come into the Presence of the True Prophet and Learn All Truths directly from the Source, is to live your highest ideal in word, thought, desire and deed -- seeking Truth over the doctrines of men -- seeking the Kingdom over the Churches of this world -- and seeking to Possess the Truth, by surrendering yourself only to the Living Word (within you), and yourself becoming Possessed by the Truth, and the Truth alone.    And those who the Church has traditionally portrayed as arrogant, elitists, and Gnostic heretics -- those who the Church have hunted down and murdered -- are the few who have remained faithful to these Commandments of the Lord, and seek only to become servants of TheWay who guide others into the Presence of the True Prophet/Logos/Son of God.

The True Interpretation Of The Scriptures: The scriptures are an allegorical portrayal of your own mind and being -- and the names that are used, the numbers, and the picture of what appears to be historical accounts or cosmic occurrences or conditions, can also be understood as events of the body, mind and spirit in the life of the disciple.   In the same way that Paul called the written word of the scriptures the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6), the same exact formula with respect to the scriptures is presented in the words: “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).   If you attempt to interpret the scriptures after the letter of the flesh, then you have thrown away the Key of Knowledge that you failed to understand in the spiritual sense, and turn the scriptures within yourself: "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).   Christians today who read the scriptures to find the historical Jesus, are no different than the Pharisees who looked only to the letter of the written word -- failing to use the Key of Knowledge to open the inner door to the Kingdom within them.   And of those who "...live after the flesh [of the written word], ye shall die."    And to them the warning of The Apocalypse of Peter has come upon them:  "They will cleave to the name of a dead man, thinking that they will become pure.  But they will become greatly defiled and they will fall into a name of error and into the hand of an evil, cunning man and a manifold dogma, and they will be ruled heretically.  For some of them will blaspheme the truth and proclaim evil teaching.   And they will say evil things against each other... But many others, who oppose the truth and are the messengers of error, will set up their error and their law against these pure thoughts of mine... They do business in my word... And there shall be others of those who are outside our number who name themselves bishop and also deacons, as if they have received their authority from God.  They bend themselves under the judgment of the leaders.  These people are dry canals".

The Objective Of The Scriptures: While the scriptures center around the teachings of Jesus, the objective is to become a disciple and enter "in the House" within you and learn the Mysteries of God from the Living Christ.   If you believe in Jesus, then you will live in the manner that he taught, and seek the Inner Kingdom.   Thus, the scriptures are written in such a way that they can be turned within -- and what appears as historical accounts in the written word of the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6), becomes events of the body, mind and spirit in the life of the Disciple of Jesus and TheWay.   The twelve signs of the zodiac, the twelve tribes of Israel, the twelve disciples of Jesus, become the twelve spheres of mind of the Tree of Life.   And when you are able to do as Paul states and put to death your attachment to the things of this world, and evolve and balance the twelve spheres of the mind -- doing and living the Commandments of the Lord in all things -- then you will find the reality coming to pass that is stated in the Revelation: "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).   Notice that the dogs, sorcerers, sexually immoral, murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves the (lying) doctrines and philosophies of men over the Truth, are spoken of as remaining "outside" the gates of the City?    This is the realm of outer consciousness where man cannot know self, the Inner Kingdom, or God.  

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

God-Centered vs Know Thyself: To Know, vs to Believe.  While the Disciple Knows, the believer is elementary in his understanding, and his mind us undeveloped and incapable of Knowing God.   And it is at this important point that positions the seeker at the crossroads where they have the opportunity to bring about true spiritual success in their quest to Truly Know God.  

To begin to have success in the evolutionary transition from a believer, a seeker, and then a Disciple, it must be understood that all the religions of the world are elementary -- i.e., they represent various flavors of milk that is necessary for the people of an entry-level mindset to begin the process of Knowing God -- vs, believing the doctrines of men who possess very little understanding of either the reality of self, and the Kingdom of God.    Why?    Because the mind must be developed and matured -- and in the example of Judaism and Christianity, the believers simply ignore many of the most important biblical statements because their mindset -- or manner of thinking and framework of thought -- their very doctrines of belief does not permit them to evolve beyond the most basic of biblical concepts.   This can be seen and demonstrated above (see http://DivineManna.org#literal ).    Therefore, regardless of the flavor, all these religions are basically what would be called God-Centered -- and while there is nothing wrong with being Centered on God, most of the world's religions are God-Centered to the exclusion of self.   And while there are levels and variations among the world's religions -- from monastic, to pure faith-based, to the disciples of a yogi or guru, or quasi-Gnostic -- the objectives of a Disciple of Jesus and TheWay is purely spiritual through Wholeness.   Which means that because none of the monastic, faith-based, yogi/guru, or quasi-Gnostic rules or traditions have any real application beyond the elementary, what is often presented will be difficult for most religious people or seekers to comprehend.     

 

In a God-Centered religion, the mindset is that God created a monarchy or royal family that makes the rules -- mankind is a subject of the royal monarchy -- and like good subjects, members of the respective religion are expected to be in good standing by either obeying and adhering to the required rules which they must obey without question -- or, from the perspective of the more liberal sects or the New Age, be philosophically acceptable to the believers or sect's concept of God.     Even the modern-day neo-Gnostics are under the delusion that Gnostic Scriptures are merely an alternative historical tradition that the Orthodox Church rejected -- and in reality, nothing could be further from the truth.   In contradistinction to the Monarchal God-Centered mindset, the true spiritual reality of each soul is portrayed in the parable of the prodigal son -- where it is understood that each of us is equally the divine offspring of God -- and each of us must grow to maturity and become Complete.   That present-day Christianity has very little in common with the teachings of Yeshua/Jesus and TheWay, is easily demonstrated in the article entitled The Secret Doctrine of the Church , wherein the Church is accused of being a "secret system", where the masses are taught an entirely different doctrine than the inner spiritual core.   And like a typical AA 12 step program, the outer exoteric doctrines of the Church were God-Centered -- because this is a necessary mindset to begin to heal the prodigal sons who are lost in this, the "far country... outer darkness" of this world.    But once the seeker has begun to be healed, and has matured beyond the need for what Paul called the "milk" of the Gospel message, they must begin to evolve beyond the monarchy mindset, and begin to understand that each of them is equally the divine offspring of God -- and each of them must evolve to a perfected state of Completion in order to return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination from which they, as the prodigal sons, originally emerged from (see http://GateOfEden.com ).   And while Jesus openly stated this fact -- i.e., "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect" (Matt 5:48 KJV) -- because Christians and other religions are all elementary in their understanding, they simply ignore this important requirement.

Since these concepts will sound heretical to the believers of the simple-faith who are of a monarchial mindset where they see themselves as nothing more than subjects of the royal family, let me quote some of the early Church Fathers prior to the take-over of the Church by Pagan Rome in the fourth century.  Quoting the web site Being of Light ( http://BeingOfLight.com ):

Quoting from Origen’s Contra Celsum we read that “it doth not yet appear what we shall be; but we know that when He shall appear, we shall be like God, and shall see Him as He is”.  With regard to our becoming like God, Origen then writes regarding Matthew 5:48 that “...the virtue of man and of God is identical. And therefore we are taught to become ‘perfect,’ as our Father in heaven is perfect” The great truth that has been continually expressed by both Jewish and Christian visionaries is that the knowledge of the mysteries of God and the Divine Plan begins with the knowledge of ourselves as the Prodigal Sons of our Heavenly Father.   It is for this reason that the second-century Church Father Clement of Alexandria said that it is  “…the greatest of all lessons to know one's self.  For if one knows himself, he will know God; and knowing God, he will be made like God… and that man becomes God, since God so wills”.   In his treaties on The Soul and the Resurrection, St Gregory writes that “the Resurrection is no other thing than 'the re-constitution of our nature in its original form’”, and states that there will come a time “…when the complete whole of our race shall have been perfected from the first man to the last”... When God, in the words of St. Nazianzen, no longer is an “object of wonder”, but rather an “object of desire” -- and we, desiring to be purified from the defilements of this world, make ourselves fit vessels for the Lord to indwell, the Spirit, according to St. Nazianzen, reveals to us our true nature, and the revelation of this manifest Sacred Knowledge makes “us like God; so that when we have thus become like Himself, God may, to use a bold expression, hold converse with us as Gods, being united to us, and that perhaps to the same extent as He already knows those who are known to Him”.  St. Nazianzen then writes that “the Divine Nature then is boundless and hard to understand” by those who are yet carnal and think as natural beings of this world.

While man has an eternal soul, in accord with the threefold nature of man, as the prodigal sons, we are not the soul (see Know Thyself ) -- and neither our higher soul-self, or our higher spiritual nature which is portrayed as the elder brother, incarnates into the body.   Therefore, the Easterners and New Age are in error with respect to their understanding of reincarnation and their doctrine that the knowledge of one's past lives is suppressed upon entering into the body (see Reincarnation, A Counterfeit Doctrine) -- and so too is Christianity which has derived it's doctrines of belief from Pagan Rome, and adheres to the religious concepts of a circus prostitute (see The Ten Reasons Why The Church Rejects The Doctrine Of The Pre-Existent Soul), paradoxically also in error.    But what really complicates the conflict between Eastern and Western thought, is seen in the reality that we dwell in a holographic reality -- and because in the holographic reality of Creation (see http://UnityOfMind.org ) that Pattern (or Spiritual DNA) of the whole, is replicated into each of its fragmentary parts, as an image of our higher soul-self, we do have a threefold nature in the body.   And each soul exists in a great expanse of various stages of spiritual maturity and evolution.   And the teachings of Yeshua/Jesus and TheWay, as presented on this web site, therefore opens with two primary concepts that divides the entry-level religions of the world from the spiritual path of TheWay, as seen in the proclamation in the Gospel of Thomas where it states: "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" -- with the objective being to bring about the next stage of soul-birth as portrayed in the Gospel of Philip: "Those who say that first they shall die and (then) they shall arise are confused. If they do not first receive the resurrection (while) they live, they will not receive anything (when) they die."   

 

From a higher perspective, where very little is expected of subjects of a monarchy except to live in accord with the rules, once you begin to consciously walk the Journey in TheWay, every concept of life must become both radically altered from it's milky elementary state of understanding, and matured beyond the comprehension of the organic people of this world.   And as demonstrated in the parable of the talents, while very little is expected of the lesser evolved organic people who are lost in this world, much is required of those few evolved souls who are seekers in TheWay (see Christian Blindness To The Scriptures).   When the man came and asked Yeshua/Jesus what was required to enter into Eternal Life, Yeshua told him that he must Keep the Law.   And this is not the written law which Paul correctly portrayed as the "letter that killeth" (see http://ebionite.com/defeat.htm ) -- but rather, the inner meaning of the Spiritual Law which transforms us into a Living Temple (see http://TheThreeLies.com ).   And in the same way that Yeshua did not tell him to believe and he will be saved as the Christians today preach -- what is being presented is the reality that there was foundational requirements to even be a disciple of TheWay.    In truth, the vast majority of people who would consider themselves religious, are simply not prepared to be Disciples of Yeshua/Jesus, because they lack the necessary foundational spiritual maturity.   From a biblical perspective, they have yet to Keep the Royal Law and the Commandments of God, and they are therefore not prepared to become a Disciple of TheWay.   And this is why Jesus said to his disciples when aske why he did not speak plainly and openly to the people who he taught only in parables: “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” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV).   And, as Paul warns, these important concepts of the higher reality of the soul and the Inner Kingdom of God that prepares the Disciple to receive the Divine Manna/Knowlege/Gnosis of the Kingdom, cannot be comprehended by the untransformed organic/natural mind of the believers.  And that the concepts that must be embraced in order to even begin to open and evolve the mind as the seeker strives to become a Disciple, appears to be "foolishness" as Paul warns -- and is the reason why the first century elder Ignatius warned: “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.”   And this is especially demonstrates where Paul warned that it was unlawful to even discuss the Mysteries of God and the higher reality of the soul with the believers of the simple faith -- i.e., “..tell about the visions I've had, and revelations from the Lord. Fourteen years ago I was taken up to heaven for a visit. Don't ask me whether my body was there or just my spirit, for I don't know; only God can answer that. But anyway, there I was in paradise, and heard things so astounding that they are beyond a man's power to describe or put in words (and anyway I am not allowed to tell them to others)” (2 Cor 12:1-4 TLB).   So, the objective of the teachings of TheWay is not to convert people to any belief in any doctrine of any manmade cult -- but rather, in helping the few mature souls who are sincere seekers, in understanding what they must do to be nourished by the Divine Manna that can only be received by those who are capable of moving beyond the organic limits of carnal man, and embracing the path of true spiritual transformation.   And since the higher soul-self of every person reading these words already knows more than all the would-be teachers of this world -- and is far more enlightened than all the would-be masters, yogis and gurus that you could seek out -- the objective is to awaken the seekers to their own inner Source of Knowledge that Reveals all things to the True Disciples of TheWay -- as stated in the Ancient Persian Proverb (see http://divinestrategery.com/#persian ).   And this can only be accomplished by escaping what is portrayed as the illusions of Plato's Cave (see http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#Plato ).  

 

When the man who had asked Yeshua about eternal life stated that he had kept the Law, Yeshua told him to give up all that he had, and come and dedicate his life to following in TheWay.    And if you properly apply the Key of Knowledge to this requirement (see http://KeyOfKnowledge.org ), the requirement has nothing to do with money -- but rather, the thinking, mindset and lifestyle of this world.   And thus, it can properly be stated, that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than the people of the churches and the religious teachings of this world to bring about the next stage of soul-birth -- or even escape the illusion of what is portrayed in the analogy of Plato's Cave.   And as stated in the 84 saying of the Gospel of Thomas, while the organic people of this world do not cease to exist -- or enter into eternal damnation as many religions teach -- neither do the organic people become "manifest" from a soul-perspective (see http://ebionite.com/reincarnation.htm#knowthyself ), and either go to Glory as the Christians/Muslims believe, or reincarnate as the New Age and Hindu/Buddhists believe.    

 

From a higher soul-perspective, there is nothing to convert to -- or no belief to subscribe to -- other than to mature and evolve the mind, and come to truly Know Thyself -- and only by Knowing Self, can you begin to Know God.   Philip K. Dick wrote what he called The Ten Principles Of The Gnostic Revelation which I will quote:  "Each of us has a divine counterpart unfallen who can reach a hand down to us to awaken us. This other personality is the authentic waking self; the one we have now is asleep and minor. We are in fact asleep, and in the hands of a dangerous magician disguised as a good god, the deranged creator deity. The bleakness, the evil and pain in this world, the fact that it is a deterministic prison controlled by the demented creator causes us willingly to split with the reality principle early in life, and so to speak willingly fall asleep in delusion."   This divine counterpart that is unfallen into the ignorant abyss of this world, is what we often refer to as the soul-self -- or the Being of Light which is often encountered in a Near Death Experience ( http://BeingOfLight.com ).    And it is this inner soul-self that is the focus of the requirement to Know Thyself -- i.e., the Gospel of Thomas statements: "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."    But to the people of the simple faiths who are of a monarchical mindset, this is pure heresy.    And as Gurdjieff correctly states, the objective is not conversion to any system of belief -- because as he warns, every time the organic people of this world think they have found truth, the god of this world who Philip Dick portrays as a dangerous magician, merely re-seduces the seeker with a newly revised illusion (see http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#Plato ).   It was Gurdjieff who wrote: "Man's possibilities are very great. You cannot even conceive a shadow of what man is capable of attaining..." (G.I.Gurdjieff).   But to even begin the journey of both self-discovery and walking the "narrow path" of TheWay which Yeshua/Jesus taught, as the prodigal son you must first seek to escape imprisonment and clutches of the "Citizen... of the Far Country" who has robbed you of your inheritence -- and free yourself from the "outer darkness" of mind and being that shackles you to the abyss of ignorance which is the shadow reality of this world.   And that is journey in TheWay and begin to escape the seductive imprisonment of what Paul portrayed as the god of this world, which the Spiritual Christians who were called Gnostics portrayed as a Demiurge (creator of illusion), which Yeshua/Jesus portrayed as the devil-god of the Pharisees, and that is for the seeker to become the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed (see http://SowerAndSeed.com ), and seek to Know Thyself and the Kingdom within ( http://GateOfEden.com ).

While the people of this world are the prodigal sons and daughters who are lost and under the control of the "citizen" of this world, only those who hear TheCall and seek to walk in TheWay and enter the Inner Kingdom can find the Promise of Life.   Thus, the person who claims to be a genuine believer and seeker, and yet fails to put on the “wedding garment” (Mt 22:12) -- which is the robe of spiritual union and perfection -- will be “cast into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matt 22:13 NKJ).   And where is this outer darkness?   Outside the gates to the city -- which from the perspective of the Bible, is the place in which we presently dwell.   What is conveyed to us here regarding the Kingdom, is that when we open and read the scriptures, what we have before us is the mystical/Gnostic writings of a spiritual people -- writings that are written for the edification of a the prodigal sons and daughters who desire to return to the Kingdom of the Father -- and we can never understand the Mysteries of God through a superficial reading of the literal word of the Bible which Paul called the "letter that killeth".   Why do we use the word Gnostic?   Because it is the Greek word that differentiates between what we call abstract philosophical knowledge pertaining to this world which is learned in our educational manner of teaching, in contradistinction to knowledge that is learned directly through our inner spiritual experiences and interaction with the Divine.   Where the knowledge of this world is philosophical and temporal, the type of Knowledge that is called Gnosis, denotes the Sacred Manna that is given to true holy men and women who live in the Light, and seek the Kingdom of God.

As G.R.S. Mead concludes on page 176: “The claim of the Gnostics was that a man might so perfect himself that he became a conscious worker with the Logos; all those who did so, became 'Christs,' and as such were Saviors, but not in the sense of being the Logos Himself”.    Where the people of the simple faith looked upon the word “Christ”, as Jesus' last name, the Spiritual Christians understood that what this term meant was the Anointing of the mind of the disciple that permits the seeker to learn from the inner Logos -- i.e., the Mind of God.   In the revelation of his spiritual Gospel, it was this receiving of the Anointing that Paul speaks about throughout his Epistles.   When the disciple receives the Anointing -- this Anointing of the mind of the disciple in the Greek, denotes one who is Anointed, or the Christ.  

It is for this reason that the believers of the simple faith are not yet Christians, because they have not yet received the Anointing -- which is impossible to receive without embracing the proper mindset and consecrated lifestyle.   Moreover, the Anointing is not philosophical or rhetorical -- as becoming a believer -- but is an actual illumination of higher consciousness that permits the disciple to use more of their mind that the natural man is capable of using in his organic condition.    A person cannot be a genuine Christian -- i.e., an Anointed one -- without possessing the knowledge of their pre-existent soul.   A person cannot possess the knowledge of the soul, without knowing the previous lives that the soul has lived.   In Pistis Sophia, one of the sacred books used by the Spiritual (Gnostic) Christians, which name in English means the Book of Faith-Wisdom, Jesus states: “But if he shall have sinned once, twice, or thrice, they shall reject that soul, sending it back again into the world according to the form of the sins that it may have committed; the form whereof I will declare unto you hereafter.   But verily, verily I say unto you, that even the righteous man that hath committed no sin at all cannot be brought into the Kingdom of Light, forasmuch the seal of the mysteries of that kingdom is not found upon him.  Once for all, I say unto you, a soul cannot be brought into the kingdom, if it be without the mysteries of the Kingdom of the Light”.

In this quotation we not only see that the Spiritual Christians understood that Jesus taught the reincarnation of the soul -- “sending [the soul] back again into the world according to the form of the sins that it may have committed” -- but what we have here is the genuine foundation of Paul's doctrine that man can do nothing on his own, and can only be saved through faith in Christ.   The problem arises when we do not understand the difference between Jesus -- the historical man -- and Christ -- the Anointing of the mind -- or the Logos, or Mind of God.   It is this reason also that believers fail to understand the declaration in the beginning of the Epistle to the Romans where Paul writes that:  When the Gentiles do the things of the Law, without the Law, they become a Law unto themselves, and can be saved.   It is further this reason that we do not understand when Paul says not to seek the Jesus after the flesh, but rather the Christ of the Spirit.

In the article on Christian Mysticism, the Encyclopedia Britannica writes regarding Valentinus, who was considered orthodox in the beginning of the second century, and states: “He believed that human beings are alienated from God because of their spiritual ignorance; Christ brings them into the gnosis (esoteric revelatory knowledge) that is union with God. Valentinus held that all human beings come from God and that all will in the end return to God. Other Gnostic groups held that there were three types of people -- 'spiritual,' 'psychic,' and 'material' -- and that only the first two can be saved. The Pistis Sophia… is preoccupied with the question of who finally will be saved. Those who are saved must renounce the world completely and follow the pure ethic of love and compassion. They will then be identified with Jesus and become rays of the divine Light”.   While this reality may sound foreign and strange to the modern Christian, it is in fact parallel to the parable of the prodigal son.    But since the modern Christian rejects the important teaching on the pre-existent soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes, because they adhere to the doctrines of a Circus Prostitute (see The Ten Reasons Why Christians Reject The Pre-Existent Soul), they remain hopelessly lost in the quagmire of this world of the "outer darkness" (see Divine Strategery)

Once properly understood, what Valentinus was in fact stating was no different than what was also clearly stated by the early church authorities, Paul, Jesus, and the present-day Canon of Scriptures itself: That there are three types of Christians -- i.e., the spiritual which are in union with God, and are saved; the psychic, or disciple in search of the Truth, which are still walking in The Way; and the material or physical, who are the people of the simple faith.  The mysteries made reference to in Pistis Sohpia that, according to the Jesus presented in this gospel, states that a person must possess the sacred Knowledge of the Kingdom in order to be saved -- and this is the knowledge of the laws that both preserve the natural barriers of this realm, as well as restrict carnal man's access into the spiritual realms and the Kingdom (see Divine Strategery).   When the disciple knows the workings of these natural laws of Creation, they are then able to safely transcend the barriers between this and the inner Kingdom, and come into the presence of the Spiritual Christ.  

Once we understand this important element in Paul's Epistles, we then begin to comprehend why Paul considered it one of the greatest of sins to promote a doctrine of belief -- as seen in the words: Reject a factious man after a first and second warning, knowing that such a man is perverted and is sinning, being self-condemned” (Titus 3:10-11 NAS).   The essence of what Paul taught was that believers were to rid themselves of all worldly thoughts and desires in order to embrace the indwelling Logos -- thereby becoming an Anointed One, or genuine Christian.   From Paul's perspective, beliefs and doctrines pertaining to mysteries that are beyond the comprehension of the natural man, were thorns and entanglements that the god of this world used to imprison the believer.

In order to preserve the Sacred Knowledge of TheWay from generation to generation -- so that all seekers are able to find TheWay -- the scriptures are encoded with the necessary knowledge that enables the prodigal sons and daughters of the Most High to return to the Inner Edenic Kingdom of Origination with their Heavenly Father (see Gate Of Eden).   And those who learn to turn the scriptures within self, and perceive what appears to be historical and cosmic accounts as events of the body, mind and spirit, will find the Inner Gates to the Holy City opening unto them.   The book of The Revelation proclaims: “The Revelation… which must shortly come to pass... Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is at hand”.   It does not say that in two thousand years these things will come to pass; but rather, “…the time is at hand”.   The nations that rise against nations, the famines, pestilences and earthquakes, are all the signs of the “pangs of birth” (Mt 24) that the disciple experiences as they move near to the Kingdom within.   “Varily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled” (Mt 24:34); “Varily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation” (Mt 23:36); “There are some standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom” (Mt 16:28).   Thus, the words of the Lord, “Repent [change the mind], for the Kingdom is at hand” is the key to witnessing the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom.   In order to overcome, we must understand that the kingdom will never come so as to be seen outwardly, for the kingdom is within us (Lk 17:20-21).   Prior to the time of Constantine, this fundamental spiritual truth was well understood: Under Alexandrian Theology, the Church Father Origen is quoted in the Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics as writing: “God never speaks to us from outside” (In Psalm 27).   Thus, if we are to see the Lord coming in His glory, we must cleanse and purify our body-mind, break down our own inner walls of division, and look within ourselves to God’s Holy Temple.   

A very important insight into the very essence of the genuine teachings of Jesus and TheWay is contained in an article in the Encyclopedia Britannica under the heading, The History of Christian Mysticism, where it reads: “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”.  

These words must be a profound revelation to a body of believers who have been barred from the use of reason.   When Jesus commanded his disciples: “But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren” (Matt 23:8 NKJ) -- what he was saying is that the genuine follower of the Christ is the one who opens the inner door of the mind to the Master, and develops their sense of contact with the transcendent”.  

What is being said here is that Christianity in its original form as a spiritual religion, and the natural environment of the genuine Church is mysticism -- which is defined as one's personal communion with God -- and it is this direct contact with the Divine Within, that the Disciple receives the Spiritual Gnosis or Mysteries of the Kingdom.   In this we can see the great dividing line between both the Jewish sects of the Sadducees and Pharisees, and the Essene Mystics who worshiped the Father in a Spiritual Temple that was beyond the comprehension of the carnally minded Jew.   Paramount, then, to understanding one of the primary differences between Genuine Christianity and pseudo-Christianity, is the understanding that genuine Christianity is a spiritual religion, and it “expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”.   Thus, the religious ideas expressed by Luther and Calvin -- where man rejects reason, and closes the mind in order to cling to the dogma of a manmade church -- concepts which remain to this day as the foundation of modern doctrine -- not only had no place among the first Christians, but were in fact alien to the very core teachings of Jesus.   What this means is that the church which came into being in the fourth century, was the anti-church -- i.e., a shadow church that was ruled by the god of this world.

It is the chirst of this realm that lives and moves in a world of darkness.   It is the chirst of this world that condemns the use of reason and the development of the mind.   It is the christ of this world that attempts to alienate us from our very gift bestowed from God our Creator -- which is an illumined mind and an Anointed understanding.

When the Encyclopedia Britannica states with regard to the church prior to the fourth century: “…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” -- it is this spiritual element that died when the church was made a secular institution by the Emperor Constantine.   Sadly, it is this same spiritual element that continues to remain dormant even in the world of Christendom to this very day.

In those many places where the Bible speaks of the Mysteries of God as seen in the words: “we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began” (1 Cor 2:7 NIV) -- the Apostle is quite clear that this “secret wisdom” cannot be comprehended by men who perceive life and the scriptures with a carnal mindset -- but rather, with a spiritual mindset that is established upon the mystical senses founded in the higher powers of mind.   And if we ask the question as to why carnal man is incapable of perceiving the Mysteries of God that are spoken of by the Apostle?   Because these elements of mind that are necessary to perceive the higher reality of man, are centered in parts of the ninety percent of the mind which the natural person is unable to access -- and it is these sections of the mind that are said to lie dormant within all people.   Thus, only the mystic -- Gnostic -- or spiritual Christian -- has the ability to perceive the Mysteries of God, and know the True Christ, and enter the Genuine Temple of the Lord, because they endeavor to expand their consciousness by going beyond the ten percent barrier of mind that limits man in his natural organic state of being.  

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

The Essence Of Gnosticism

 

All genuine religions are Gnostic: The term Gnostic is derived from the Greek word "gnosis", which is the term used to both delineate and define experiential spiritual knowledge, vs knowledge derived through human reasoning based upon the natural consciousness of mankind.    The objective of all genuine religions, is to bring about that condition within the mind and life of the individual where they are able to fulfill the statement in the Gospel of John, and be "taught by God" -- i.e., "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 it was for this reason that Jesus commanded his disciples not to be called teacher or rabbi -- i.e., "But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have One Teacher, and you are all brethren" (Matt 23:8 RSV) -- and this was commanded, because there is Only One True Teacher, and that is the True Prophet (see True Prophet).    And that those lost prodigal sons who look to other men as their teacher, rabbi or leaders, will be greatly deceived and misguided, is why the disciple Peter in the Clementine Homilies declared: 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”.

The Wisdom and Knowledge that the True Prophet (Son of God/Logos) imparts to those who are worthy, is called Gnosis.   And Gnosis cannot be written in the words of man -- or even taught by man -- because Gnosis is defined as Spiritual Knowledge, or the Divine Manna of the Kingdom, that can only be received directly from the True Prophet to those who are themselves true spiritual seekers.   In the words of Valentinus: "Gnosis was distinct from the secret teachings they only revealed to initiates once they had reached a certain level of progression."   And the whole objective of the teachings of TheWay as revealed by Yeshua/Jesus, was to prepare the mind of the disciple to receive the revelation of Gnosis -- i.e., the Divine Manna of the Kingdom -- from the indwelling True Prophet/Logos/Son of God that is dormant within the minds of carnal believers.  

When Jesus said of his disciples: “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” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV) -- what he was stating is that only those who become separate from the thinking and ways of this world, and become true disciples of Messiah/Christ, are able to perceive and understand the secrets of the Kingdom of God -- and this sacred Knowledge is called Gnosis.   When Paul stated to the believers in the Churches: “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) -- what he was stating was that until the believers of the simple faith begin to live the necessary lifestyle that is portrayed as the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed (see Sower And The Seed), that it will remain impossible for them to understand the true meaning of the Gospel -- and this sacred Knowledge can only be taught by those who are able to receive Gnosis from the True Prophet/Son of God.    The disciples possessed the eyes to see and understand, because as it is written: "Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures" (Luke 24:45) -- and this higher enlightened perception and understanding that the mind of organic man is incapable of understanding, is called Gnosis.  

To even begin to understand the true meaning of both the Gospel, and the nature of what is called Gnosticism, you must first understand that (1) all true men of God have warned us that it is impossible for the natural mind of man to even begin to envision his own inner soul and spiritual natures, as well as God (see Why God Speaks To Us In Enigma And Allegory); (2) religion has always been used by the governments of the world as a primary tool to control the thinking and allegiance of the people, and throughout most of history the worlds religions have been ruled over by politicians, both secular and sectarian.   

Any time that a genuine visionary emerges who knows the Truth, he is always turned upon by the people when he is condemned by their leaders as a heretic.   Because the vast multitude of people can't even begin to understand either their true soul-self, or Creator-God, and their fragmentary misunderstood religious doctrines are more superstitious than factual, the genuine visionary has no other choice than to communicate with them through the use of allegorical symbols and forms that are used as a catalyst to connect with the higher soul and spiritual reality that the people are blind to.   And the problem is made monumental in the life of man, because his body-vessel is comprised of earth-material, and simply cannot under normal circumstances vibrate at the necessary frequencies needed to see and understand beyond the barriers of this natural world (see Science Proves Religion). 

Plato's Cave: Plato, the Greek philosopher, wrote a series of `Dialogues' which summarized many of the things which he had learned from his teacher, who was the philosopher Socrates.  One of the most famous of these Dialogues is the Allegory of the Cave.   In this allegory, people are chained in a cave so that they can only see the shadows which are cast on the walls of the cave by a fire. To these people, the shadows represent the totality of their existence -- and it is impossible for them to imagine a reality which consists of anything beyond the fuzzy shadows on the wall.

True Spiritual seekers of TheWay who seek the Divine Manna of inner gnosis, are those who were prisoners, and escape from the cave.   Unlike the multitudes, they are willing to seek the Truth over the carnal doctrines of men which chain them to the environment of the cave, and are willing to live the necessary life that enables them to transcend the limitations of this world.   The Sacred Manna or Gnosis is the experiential knowledge they learn when they go out of what is portrayed as the cave of this world, and into the inner reality which is portrayed by Plato as the light of the sun and behold true reality.   Then, when they try to go back into the cave and tell the other captives the truth, they are mocked as madmen.   This fact you can observe throughout the history of man, as well as in the present time.   We are all initially prisoners and this tangible world that we perceive as physical reality is our cave. And while the spiritual path of the Gnostic begins when one who was a prisoner escapes out into the sun, this is in effect only the beginning of the journey as the mature soul begins to amass gnosis, which is purely spiritual knowledge gained as they ascend into the true Light of true reality.

What is equally interesting is the literal interpretation of Plato's tale: The idea that reality could be represented completely as "shadows" on the walls.   The true visionary and mystic knows that reality exists in another dimension beyond our vision, but we are so hypnotized by the world of shadows, that we fail to perceive the inner reality that is the source of everything in the life that we live.  The scriptures, though, possess a dimension that the believer is totally unaware of -- i.e., as with all writings of true spiritual men and women, the scriptures present an allegorical form in the written word that acts as catalysts which assist the seeker to break loose of the world of shadows, and connect with this inner reality that the vast majority of people are blind to.   But for the scriptures to function as designed, you must begin to perceive what is portrayed in the Macrocosm in the text of the scriptures, as indicating an inner reality within the microcosm of self.  And this is the reason why Yeshua condemned the Pharisees for throwing away the Key of Knowledge -- i.e., the scriptures -- by interpreting them outwardly in an historical mindset, and observing them in outward ritual and tradition.    “Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge; you did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered” (Luke 11:52 NAS).   What ws true in the past, is true today -- and those who fail to learn the lessons of history, are doomed to repeat them.    Today the lawyers who see only the "letter that killeth", (see The Abysmal Pursuit Of God By The Letter That Killeth ), are called Fundamentalist Christians.   But since all of life is a Living (allegorical) Scripture, then so too are most other religious leaders just a different variety of blind guides who lead the people down the broad-way of self-destruction.   So those who escape the blindness of the various religious leaders, merely embrace the blindness of other leaders who are often move blind than the religious traditions they blindly condemn.  

The Problem: In order to possess the eyes to see, you must first understand the nature of the problem.   Those who are prisoners in the cave who reject the enlightened souls who return in an attempt to awaken them, also reject the idea that the scriptures which are written in the allegorical shadow language of this world, have an inner meaning that they are totally incapable of perceiving.   The allegory of the scriptures are merely written in the same form and symbols that all of life is imbued with, and in conjunction with the variety of superstitions of the cultures of the people they were intended to communicate with.    Since the people of a natural organic consciousness will always look upon the higher reality of their own soul-self and the Mysteries of God 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” (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ) --  “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ. 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) -- there is simply no other means to communicate essential truths that their natural organic consciousness will vehemently reject and condemn, than to employ allegorical forms and symbols that appear as either historical or cosmic accounts.

The Absurdity Of Those Who Condemn Gnostics:  To understand the Gnostic and begin to embrace the gnosis of the Divine Manna of the Kingdom of God, one must first comprehend the primary rule for interpreting all genuine scriptures.   In the same way that Jesus condemned the Pharisees for throwing away the Key of Knowledge that must be turned within in one's search for the Kingdom (see Gate Of Eden), and thereby inhibiting the prodigal sons and daughters from entering into Life, the primary rule that all pseudo-religious leaders violate is when they attempt to tell you what the Gnostics believe based upon a literal interpretation of their writings.    In what is arguably one of the best works on Christian Gnosticism by G.R.S. Mead entitled Fragments of a Faith Forgotten, this explanation is put forth: “…what the Gnostics projected onto the screen… [in the form of a ] picture of the universe was in reality a picture of their own minds. Its mythology is a symbolic portrayal, almost a deliberate one, of the forces which operate in the structuring and evolution of the human personality”.   It was for this reason that Carl Jung called the Gnostic Christians the worlds first and foremost psychologists who understood the very fabric of human consciousness.  If it is true what the Apostle wrote: For the truth about God is known to them instinctively; God has put this knowledge in their hearts” (Rom 1:19 TLB) -- then the anti-Jewish religion that Paul preached must be seen as a means to tap into this deposit of “instinctual… knowledge [that God deposited] in their hearts” And it is this inner instinctual knowledge that Paul spoke of and taught the means to find within (see The Gnostic Paul).

This allegorical nature of both the scriptures, as well as all of life itself, to their own demise is not understood by all sectarian and secular leaders alike.  Moreover, the only war between religion and science, is in reality the struggle of sectarian ignorance and secular ignorance confronting each other with their own inability to perceive beyond the limited and dark environment of the Cave.    And this blindness is presented to us in the article entitled No Jew Has Seen The Torah, where the carnal Jews are warned by the Jewish Mystic that "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..."  -- as well as by the early Christian Church Fathers as represented in the words of Origen who called the historical narrative "worthless" -- explaining in his famed De Principiis that: “Where the word found that things done according to the history could be adapted to these mystical senses, he made use of them concealing from the multitude the deeper meaning; but where in the narrative of the development of super-sensual things, there did not follow the performance of those certain events which were already indicated by the mystical meaning, the scripture interwove in the history the account of some event that did not take place, sometimes what could not have happened; sometimes what could but did not” (see The Secret Doctrine Of Christianity).   

In the first century writings known as the Clementine Homilies which is a discourse between the Apostle Peter and his disciple Clement, it is written of the religious writings of the Greeks: “The wisest of the ancients, men who had by hard labor learned all truth, kept the path of knowledge hid from those who were unworthy and had no taste for lessons in divine things. For it is not really true that from Ouranos and his mother Ge were born twelve children, as the myth counts them: six sons, Okeanos, Koios, Krios, Hyperion, Japetos, Kronos; and six daughters, Thea, Themis, Mnemosyne, Demeter, Tethys, and Rhea. Nor that Kronos, with the knife of adamant, mutilated his father Ouranos, as you say, and threw the part into the sea; nor that Aphrodite sprang from the drops of blood which flowed from it; nor that Kronos associated with Rhea, and devoured his first-begotten son Pluto, because a certain saying of Prometheus led him to fear that a child born from him would wax stronger than himself, and spoil him of his kingdom...  But, my son, as I said, such stories have a peculiar and philosophical meaning, which can be allegorically set forth in such a way that you yourself would listen with wonder.”

What is being revealed here is that what is written literally in the sacred writings of the people we call Pagans, is not the true and genuine message that is being conveyed to the enlightened members of the Pagan religions -- who by reason of their enlightenment, were called Christians.   All these many stories and myths pertaining to gods and goddesses were in reality pertaining to the manifestation of the laws and divine powers throughout all of Creation.   Thus, if we are truly perceptive, we must begin to admit that we haven’t the slightest idea what the true Pagan initiate believed.   Moreover, what we should really take to heart and be concerned about from our own religious perspective is the fact that these initiates were referred to as Christians prior to the time of Jesus -- and their gods where spoken of as the Christos, or Christ.

That the true meaning of the sacred writings of the Greeks was concealed from the multitude of people is further established in the writings of the early Church Father Clement of Alexandria who writes: “It was not only the Pythagoreans and Plato then, that concealed many things; but the Epicureans too say that they have things that may not be uttered, and do not allow all to peruse those writings. The Stoics also say that by the first Zeno things were written which they do not readily allow disciples to read, without their first giving proof whether or not they are genuine philosophers. And the disciples of Aristotle say that some of their treatises are esoteric, and others common and exoteric. Further, those who instituted the mysteries, being philosophers, buried their doctrines in myths, so as not to be obvious to all. Did they then, by veiling human opinions, prevent the ignorant from handling them; and was it not more beneficial for the holy and blessed contemplation of realities to be concealed? But it was not only the tenets of the Barbarian philosophy, or the Pythagorean myths. But even those myths in Plato (in the Republic, that of Hero the Armenian; and in the Gorgias, that of Aeacus and Rhadamanthus; and in the Phoedo, that of Tartarus; and in the Protagoras, that of Prometheus and Epimetheus; and besides these, that of the war between the Atlantini and the Athenians in the Atlanticum) are to be expounded allegorically, not absolutely in all their expressions, but in those which ex-press the general sense. And these we shall find indicated by symbols under the veil of allegory. Also the association of Pythagoras, and the twofold intercourse with the associates which designates the majority, hearers), and the others that have a genuine attachment to philosophy, disciples, yet signified that something was spoken to the multitude, and something concealed from them. Perchance, too, the twofold species of the Peripatetic teaching - that called probable, and that called knowable - came very near the distinction between opinion on the one hand, and glory and truth on the other. To win the flowers of fair renown from men, Be not induced to speak aught more than right.”

In explanation of why the inner meaning of the mysteries are concealed from the masses, Clement writes: “The Ionic muses accordingly expressly say, ‘That the majority of people, wise in their own estimation, follow minstrels and make use of laws, knowing that many are bad, few good; but that the best pursue glory: for the best make choice of the everlasting glory of men above all. But the multitude cram themselves like brutes, measuring happiness by the belly and the pudenda, and the basest things in us.’ And the great Parmenides of Elea is introduced describing thus the teaching of the two ways: ‘The one is the dauntless heart of convincing truth; The other is in the opinions of men, in whom is no true faith’”.  

Because we fail to understand the reason and essence of life itself, it is near impossible for the modern Christian to understand the nature of the ancient religions and their relationship to the teachings of the New Covenant.   Moreover, because of our inability to comprehend the very elementary significance of religion itself, neither can we perceive the reason why the adoption of Pagan religious symbols were so readily embraced by the more mature Christians over the first four centuries.   The problem is that we have slammed the door to higher knowledge by virtue of our own arrogance which manifests itself in the Christian dogma that we are right, and everyone else is ignorant.   What we fail to realize is that all the religions of the world possess a degree of truth -- and it was the people of the New Covenant who were holy enough to embrace Truth in its Ultimate Reality.

What is expressed in these words with regard to the inner meaning of what we call the Pagan religious symbols, is a sure demonstration of Universal Truth.   In all religions the world over there is “the teaching of the two ways”.   To the disciple with the “dauntless heart” who, with his whole life, seeks out the truth, the inner spiritual meaning is revealed.   All the rest, who are the majority -- whose lives are driven by sensual desires and brute carnal appetites -- the wise men of all time have provided religious symbols that entice the masses, and yet conceal the true spiritual meaning from the eyes of the profane.

The reality of mankind is portrayed in the words of Clement when he wrote in the above quotation: “But the multitude cram themselves like brutes, measuring happiness by the belly and the pudenda, and the basest things in us”.   This is true -- true when these words were written, and true of the people in our own time.   The multitude of people do not care about Truth!   They have no desire to embrace the Pure Word!   Being carnal, they relate everything to the fulfillment of their sensual desires and appetites.   Knowing this fact, the holy men the world over have embedded the teachings of the Two Way into whatever form the multitude of people would accept.   This very important knowledge is beyond our comprehension today, because we ignore the words of the Apostle Paul when we worship the historical Jesus, while giving very little attention to the Marriage with the indwelling Christ.

Clement explains that the ancient sources of philosophy were spiritual and true, and the great confusion among the Greeks is a result of false philosophers who are of a later time when he writes: “But the most ancient of the philosophers were not carried away to disputing and doubting, much less are we, who are attached to the really true philosophy, on whom the Scripture enjoins examination and investigation. For it is the more recent of the Hellenic philosophers who, by empty and futile love of fame, are led into useless babbling in refuting and wrangling. But, on the contrary, the Barbarian philosophy, expelling all contention, said, ‘Seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you; ask, and it shall be given you.’ Accordingly, by investigation, the point proposed for inquiry and answer knocks at the door of truth, according to what appears. And on an opening being made through the obstacle in the process of investigation, there results scientific contemplation. To those who thus knock, according to my view, the subject under investigation is opened. And to those who thus ask questions, in the Scriptures, there is given from God (that at which they aim) the gift of the God-given knowledge, by way of comprehension, through the true illumination of logical investigation. For it is impossible to find, without having sought; or to have sought, without having examined; or to have examined, without having unfolded and opened up the question by interrogation, to produce distinctness; or again, to have gone through the whole investigation, without thereafter receiving as the prize the knowledge of the point in question. But it belongs to him who has sought, to find; and to him to seek, who thinks previously that he does not know. Hence drawn by desire to the discovery of what is good, he seeks thoughtfully, without love of strife or glory, asking, answering, and besides considering the statements made. For it is incumbent, in applying ourselves not only to the divine Scriptures, but also to common notions, to institute investigations, the discovery ceasing at some useful end. For another place and crowd await turbulent people, and forensic sophistries. But it is suitable for him, who is at once a lover and disciple of the truth, to be pacific even in investigations, advancing by scientific demonstration, without love of self, but with love of truth, to comprehensive knowledge”.

Modern Christians today pray for a greater understanding of the Word, and yet the term “scientific investigations” is totally alien to their perception of the Word.   Perhaps the key phrase is presented to us in the words: “Knowledge... belongs to him who has sought, to find; and to him to seek, who thinks previously that he does not know”.   Is this any different than the words of the Apostle when he wrote: “if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know” (1 Cor 8:2 NKJ).   So long as we think we know the meaning of the Pagan religious writings -- the Bible -- and even the meaning of purpose of life itself, the words of the Apostle will continue to plague us when he said of us that we know: “nothing yet as we ought to know”.

The blindness is our own!   If we had so formed our life that we were able to fulfill the Word and become the bride of Christ, and were truly the people of an Anointed and Illumined mind, we would see that concealed within the body of the narrative, the philosophers spoke of Christ in the form of the Logos -- in the manner of the Gospel of John -- and this is seen when Clement writes: “Thus in the Philebus, Plato, who had been the disciple of the barbarian philosophy, mystically called those Atheists who destroy and pollute, as far as in them lies, the Deity dwelling in them - that is, the Logos - by association with their vices”. 

Thus, the message of Clement is threefold: Clement writes that the true source and inner revelation of the writings of Plato, is the same Logos attested to in the Gospel of John.   Moreover, we observe the continual statement that the Logos represents the Deity that is indwelling within all of mankind.   Clement then describes our own present-day condition when he refers to multitude of people as “Atheists who destroy and pollute, as far as in them lies, the Deity dwelling in them - that is, the Logos -- by association with their vices”  This is true of natural man throughout all time -- i.e., people who have failed to make themselves an acceptable vessel for them to enter into the Divine Marriage with the indwelling Logos.

What we are presented with are two major themes that need our careful attention.   First it is demonstrated that Plato knew, and wrote about the Logos.   From our modern-day doctrinal perspective that can only mean that Plato wrote about Jesus prior to the time of Jesus’ incarnation.   Moreover, this is the same Logos that is written about in the Gospel of John where it reads: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1 KJV).   Contrary, then, to our present-day doctrines, we must conclude that Christ was written about by the philosophers prior to the time of Jesus.   Further, unless be begin to comprehend the difference between the name Jesus and the term Christ, the only conclusion that can be arrived at is that Jesus wrote through Plato in the same manner that he wrote through the Hebrew prophets.

The Encyclopedia Britannica (1998 edition) writes of the word Logos: “In Greek philosophy and theology, the divine reason implicit in the cosmos, ordering it and giving it form and meaning. Though the concept defined by the term logos is found in Greek, Indian, Egyptian, and Persian philosophical and theological systems... The idea of the logos in Greek thought harks back at least to the 6th-century-BC philosopher Heracleitus, who discerned in the cosmic process a logos analogous to the reasoning power in man. Later, the Stoics, philosophers who followed the teachings of the thinker Zeno of Citium (4th-3rd century BC), defined the logos as an active rational and spiritual principle that permeated all reality... Philo of Alexandria, a 1st-century-AD Jewish philosopher, taught that the logos was the intermediary between God and the cosmos, being both the agent of creation and the agent through which the human mind can apprehend and comprehend God. According to Philo and the Middle Platonists, philosophers who interpreted in religious terms the teachings of the 4th-century-BC Greek master philosopher Plato, the logos was both immanent in the world and at the same time the transcendent divine mind... The identification of Jesus with the logos, which is implied in various places in the New Testament but stated specifically in the Fourth Gospel, was further developed in the early church but more on the basis of Greek philosophical ideas... the early Christian Fathers stated that Christ as the preexistent logos (1) reveals the Father to mankind and is the subject of the Old Testament manifestations of God; (2) is the divine reason in which the whole human race shares, so that the 6th-century-BC philosopher and others who lived with reason were Christians before Christ; and (3) is the divine will and word by which the worlds were framed”.

The concept of the Logos is so deeply imbedded in Greek thought, that the Eleventh, or Scholars Edition of the Britannica which was published prior to the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls writes that: “Among the influences that shaped the Fourth Gospel that of the Alexandrian philosophy must be assigned a distinct... importance”.   Because of this very distinct Hellenic influence, many Bible experts believed that the Gospel of John had been written by a Greek convert.   This is especially seen in the statement by the Britannica where it writes: “What John thus does is to take the Logos idea of Philo and use it for a practical purpose -- to make more intelligible to himself and his readers the divine nature of Jesus Christ. That this endeavor to work into the historical tradition of the life and teaching of Jesus -- a hypothesis which had a distinctly foreign origin -- led him into serious difficulties...” 

The idea that John borrowed the concept of the Logos from the Greeks, or even that the Gospel was written by a Greek convert, was widely accepted by biblical scholars, and this opinion was only proved faulty with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.   From the perspective of better understanding what we believe, this whole concept that is being presented is important for modern Christians to comprehend.   What the scholars are stating is that John borrowed Greek Hellenistic ideas about the Christ of Plato and the Greek philosophers, and then incorporated these foreign ideas into his gospel.   This includes the idea of the pre-existent Word that is the creator of the universe -- which when understood in this light, is as much a concealed doctrine of the Pagans, as is the biblical teaching that one must be born again.   Because these ideas are absent from the other three gospels -- was more appropriately used in the Greek mystery religions than in Judaism -- and were then incorporated in the gospel, biblical scholars and theologians have long thought that John’s Gospel was founded upon the same Hellenistic theology responsible for Platonic thought and the writings of the poets.

What we are presented here is one of the core reasons why most biblical scholars did not believe the religion of the simple faith, or in the traditional manner of the very churches they served.   Evangelical and Born again Christians often use the first chapter of John to prove that Jesus was the pre-existent God who came into the world.   What the Evangelical Christians failed to understand was the fact that the more informed biblical scholar understood the connection between the Logos of John and the Logos of Plato and the Pagan world.   Moreover, the scholar also understood the universal doctrine of the Logos throughout all the religions of the world, as seen in the above words: “the concept defined by the term logos is found in Greek, Indian, Egyptian, and Persian philosophical and theological systems...”

Unlike the people of the simple faith, the biblical scholars knew that many Pagan concepts were added into the text of the New Testament in order to better bring the text into harmony with traditional Greek and Roman religious ideas.   With good reason it has even been speculated that the verse most used by modern Evangelical Christians to prove that Jesus was God, was added to the beginning of John at a later date by the Roman Church in the endeavor to Paganize the gospel.   What this means is that Christians today could in every way be calling upon the god of Plato, and the Christ of the Pagan philosophers.

The great change that literally pulled the proverbial rug out from under the Christian world was brought about with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.   Everything that biblical scholars and theologians thought they knew, had to re-evaluated when the scrolls gave them the ability to transcend time itself -- and for the first time in almost two thousand years, they were able to perceive the true foundation of Christian thought.   The ramifications were literally astounding -- i.e., what this meant was that all their theories, as well as everything that was ever written about the Gospel of John prior to that time, was in error.   It did not matter that Luther, Calvin and the common believers quoted and used John, often to the exclusion of the other gospels.   The problem was that the anti-Gnostic church which evolved out of the Roman Empire was incapable of understanding even the elementary aspects of the gospel, because they did not comprehend the tradition in which it was founded.   The scholar understood this fact – whereas, even today the preacher of the simple faith does not -- and this is demonstrated in the words of A. Powell Davies: “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).  

That most Christians remain lost today, and fail to comprehend the profound meaning of the requirement to be "Born Again" -- is seen in their inability to understand both the allegorical nature of the scriptures, as well as life itself.   Thus, Dead Sea Scroll expert Prof. John Allegro reveals this truth in his book, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of Christianity, where writes: “It is a fact that the Qumran Library has profoundly affected the study of the Johannine writings and many longheld conceptions have had to be radically revised.  No longer can John be regarded as the most Hellenistic of the Evangelists; his gnosticism, and the whole framework of his thought is seen now to spring directly from a Jewish sectarianism rooted in palestinian soil, and his material recognized as founded in the earliest layers of Gospel traditions.”  The Bible is as much the writings of Gnostics, as is the writings of men such as Valentinus.    

What all the many recent archaeological discoveries have confirmed and demonstrated that Prof. Allegro is correct in his assertion that our modern-day understanding of the source and originality of Christian doctrine” is defective.   Why?   Because the Bible does not support the tenets and structure of an organized church as we have today.   In the words of Prof. Elaine Pagles, in her book, The Gnostic Gospels:  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”. 

In order to create an institutional religion under Pagan Rome, the fourth century Emperor Constantine murdered all the original Ebionite Disciples of Jesus (see The Death Of The Religion of Jesus), as well as the Spiritual Christians who were called Gnostics.   Constantine then set about to edit the Bible in order to make it reflect the doctrines of his Church (see Bible Corruption).    Part of the necessary editing entailed the alteration of the texts to support the doctrine that Jesus was God (see The Ten Words).    When Edmund Wilson, an expert who worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls asked 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), the defectiveness of our commonly held ideas was immediately brought to light.   Moreover, what some of our experts have now come to suspect is that the primary difference between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant has absolutely nothing to do with their choice of biblical testaments -- bur rather, is founded upon the manner of thinking of the people, and the means by which a believer is to receive the revelation of God.    And the fact that most Christians today read the scriptures in the same exact blind manner as did the Pharisees who Jesus condemned for throwing away the Key of Knowledge, means that the Christian world is basically functioning in an Old Covenant mode (see Old Vs New).

 

 

Our True Nature And Form

Our Soul-Self Is The Being Of Light

 

Life after life we become caught up in the rituals and traditions of the religious paths, while the primary objective remains obscured and unknown.  Without the religion, we quickly become possessed by the sensual and elemental appetites of the body, and controlled by the elemental powers of this world.   With the religion, we become so hypnotized by the rituals, traditions and manmade doctrines, that the primary objectives of both the religion and life becomes hidden and concealed from us.    This creates the many failures in life -- and it is this reality that Yeshua makes reference to in the 84th saying of the Gospel of Thomas in the words  (84) Jesus said, "When you see your likeness, you rejoice. But when you see your images which came into being before you, and which neither die nor become manifest, how much you will have to bear!"  
 

Notice that Jesus did not say that when you see God, you rejoice... and how much will you bear?    But the reality of what is conveyed in these words is one of those Great Truths that are unknown and condemned by the masses of entry-level believers.    Because at the "AA" elementary level everything has to be conveyed from the perspective: God Commanded This -- or, God Commanded That -- or, you must do this to satisfy the Requirements and Laws of God -- and the real killer in the doctrine that you must get rid of self in order to satisfy these Requirements, while enabling the masses to get control of their lower natures, makes them unfit for discipleship or walking in TheWay.   And so, your dammed if you do, and your dammed if you don't -- and life after life is a series of failed soul-images that are only able to make the most minutest of spiritual gains.

Man's Soul Reality/Genetics:  Jesus taught that each of us must be born a second time to enter the Kingdom -- (see You Must Be Born Again ) -- but what does this mean?    What is the fate of those who do not succeed in bringing about the next stage of soul-birth -- thereby overcoming their divided nature that Jesus made reference to when he stated that a house divided cannot stand?    In my article on Coming Into The Light  I attempt to explain our relationship to the Being of Light that people encounter in a Near Death Experience.   But who is this Being of Light This is your pre-existent soul -- your true self that has existed since the dawn of time.   In our inner journey into the Kingdom (see http://GateOfEden.com ), we must first overcome our divided natures and become our truth self -- our soul-self -- before we can bring about our spiritual transformation and birth and return as the prodigal son/daughter to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination.   And while I recognize that this inner soul reality is not clearly portrayed in the written words of the scriptures, this reality is among the Mysteries that Jesus taught privately to his disciples "in the house", and one of the realities that Paul warned the believers of the simple faith would look upon as "foolishness".     

 

Your soul-self which exists consciously independent in a parallel realm, knows your every thought -- your every future event in your life -- and has the memory of every experience that your true self has ever had since the dawn of time.   But you can only possess this knowledge of your true nature and self, when you are able to transform the physical body so it can accommodate this higher perception, knowledge and reality.   By nature, we only utilize approximately 10% of our potential of mind, because the physical body only develops those aspects of mind that relate to this physical world.   In order to utilized those other areas of the mind that don't correspond to the physical, we have to purposely and consciously develop them.    The mind must be grown and developed beyond the limitations of the physical natural-organic, and it must be nourished by thoughts, concepts and impressions that permit its development.   Anything that limits this development from a lifestyle, religious/philosophical or cultural perspective, inhibits the development of the mind to go beyond what is supported by the physical body environment.

 

Our reality is portrayed in the words of Yeshua in the 84th saying of the Gospel of Thomas in the words (84) Jesus said, "When you see your likeness, you rejoice. But when you see your images which came into being before you, and which neither die nor become manifest, how much you will have to bear!"  Your likeness is the true you -- i.e., the Being of Light who is your soul-self.  Your images are the personalities (embryonic images) which lived before you in previous lives which failed to become one with their source of being (the Being of Light), and thus failed to "become manifest".   We can't remember our past, or manifest the knowledge of our soul-self, unless we alter the physical body in such a way that it will begin to vibrate as a higher frequency than what was developed by nature.  

The Universe is a Great Mind: In his 1951 textbook on quantum theory, Bohm offered some interesting speculations on the analogies between quantum processes and thought processes, thus carrying further the celebrated statement made by the astronomer James Jeans two decades earlier: “Today there is a wide measure of agreement… that the stream of knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine”; and the statement by astronomer Arthur Eddington:  “The stuff of the universe is mind-stuff”.   More recently, cyberneticist David Foster described “an intelligent universe” whose apparent concreteness is generated by cosmic data from an unknowable, organized source.   The holographic theory says that: “…our brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and space.   The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe.”  

What is the impact of these findings of modern science?   The reality that is being conveyed is that what we perceive as solid physical matter, is being interpreted in this manner because our brains interpret that frequency to make what we see appear concrete.   Moreover, what it also means is that we perceive only a fraction of Creation because our brains, which by virtue of the fact of their physical nature, can only detect frequencies that are within the same spectrum.   In the same way that in order to be effective, an antenna must possess the physical characteristics that enables it to receive a certain range of the frequencies that the device (radio, TV, wireless phone, etc.) is intended to operate within, our physical mind and bodies are designed to function within a certain spectrum of Creation -- and this is predicated by the fact that our physical nature is composed of the elements that are of this world.

This is the meaning of what is often portrayed as physical transformation.   And in the above quotations this is presented to us in the words: “…our brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and space.   The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe.”    In order to see and perceive beyond the spectrum of frequencies of this physical world, we must find a way to permit the body-mind to vibrate and perceive these higher frequencies.   And this is what the true religious path is all about -- as the journey of religious-philosophy gives birth to the true spiritual path which we call TheWay.   Because the physical body-vessel can't vibrate at the necessary frequencies to perceive our own greater soul and spiritual reality, we are shackled to a very narrow physical reality where mankind constantly speculates about the unknown and what Jesus called the Mysteries of God that was beyond natural man's ability to comprehend -- that is, without bringing about the transformation of the physical in order to permit it to accommodate these frequencies of mind and beyond that is beyond the scope of the natural organic reality of the body-vessel.

 

In the Gospel of Thomas saying 84 above, a lesser secondary soul-self is projected into the reality of the physical body-vessel, and this lesser soul which is an embryonic image of our higher soul-self, is the true source of your consciousness and mind.   And because this embryonic image came into being at conception, it can be said that it has never lived before.   But, because of the Laws and the fact that everything is imbued with the DNA of the Alpha and Omega, this lesser soul-embryonic image of our true self that is projected into the physical reality of this world and associated body-vessel, must return to its source -- which is our true soul-nature that is the Being of Light in the NDE.   While people such as the Christians and the example of Judy possess much religious knowledge, they miss the mark and fail to properly develop because they are worshiping or seeking God -- while ignoring the necessary knowledge of self as understood in the reality of the higher soul-self.   And people such as yourself who believe they are the product of physical genetics, fail to develop beyond a certain point in much the same way as the religious people, because you lack the knowledge and understanding of self.

 

While these lesser soul-images are never manifest as portrayed in the Gospel of Thomas, this is because they fail to return from the Alpha to the Omega while they are still in the body-vessel.   And as seen in the Near Death Experience (NDE), they do not die, but they must accomplish what they failed to accomplish in an after death state which most Mediums or people who can initiate an Out of Body experience can learn about.   But with respect to returning to their source of being and the Laws that are imbued with the DNA of the Alpha and Omega,  they are said to walk the broad-way of self-destruction because they failed to complete their development while in the physical body-vessel.   They, therefore, exist as (failed) experiences in the journey of the soul-self to embrace Completion and Perfection.   With respect to remaining as experiences in the travail and journey of the soul who must fulfill the requirement of perfection as stated at Matthew 5:48 where we are told to be Perfect, as our Heavenly Father is Perfect.   In the early Christian writing known as the Books of the Saviour or Pistis Sophia (Faith Wisdom), this requirement is expressed in the words:  “But if he shall have sinned once, twice, or thrice, they shall reject that soul, sending it back again into the world according to the form of the sins that it may have committed; the form whereof I will declare unto you hereafter.   But verily, verily I say unto you, that even the righteous man that hath committed no sin at all cannot be brought into the Kingdom of Light, forasmuch the seal of the mysteries of that kingdom is not found upon him.  Once for all, I say unto you, a soul cannot be brought into the kingdom, if it be without the mysteries of the Kingdom of the Light”.   And in the Zohar which is the essence of Jewish Mysticism, this same truth is expressed in the words: “All souls are subject to the trials of transmigration; and men do not know the designs of the Most High with regard to them… The souls must re-enter the absolute substance whence they have emerged.  But to accomplish this end they must develop all the perfections, the germ of which is planted in them; and if they have not fulfilled this condition during one life, they must commence another, a third, and so forth, until they have acquired the condition which fits them for reunion with God”.   The Book of the Revelation is the allegorical account of entering the Kingdom within after accomplishing the perfection and spiritualization of the body-mind:  "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).    Those who remain outside, are the people who are the dogs and swine who practice a lie and have not faithfully walked in TheWay.  


Since the vast majority of religious leaders and quasi-philosophers of this world who most people listen to know absolutely nothing about the soul/higher self -- and they fail to comprehend the many paradoxes of Creation that causes them to perpetually eat of the fruit of the Tree of Duality -- let me speak from the perspective of my own experiences that is beyond even their wildest imaginations.   In my life as Jacob during the time of Jesus (see http://BrotherOfJesus.org ), I was able to walk the earth as my soul/higher self manifest in the flesh.   I literally was the Being of Light.   And while it is true that I was overshadowed by Jesus who not only was his soul/higher self and spiritual-self manifest in the flesh, but because of his Consecrated Holiness it could be said that Jesus walked the earth as God -- it is also true that the essence of our teacher disciple relationship where I was literally taught by God manifest in the flesh -- and taken by God manifest in the flesh into realms and kingdoms that would boggle the mind of natural man -- it is also true that this level of spirituality became a part of men that transcended all future lifetimes.   When you are able to manifest your soul/higher self in the body, you not only possess the knowledge of all the lives that you have lived since the dawn of time, but you can access those
"images... which neither die nor become manifest".    Since they are expressions of the soul, they still exist within the consciousness of the soul, and they exist as a community of One within the soul/higher self in much the same way that we exist as One within the Mind of God.   And while the written record of all experiences is recorded in the Akashic records, this is more like a ledger -- while the living "images... which neither die nor become manifest" remain living within the soul.  

 

 

   

 

  

The Command To Know Thyself

 

In the Gospel of Thomas it is stated that "Whoever finds himself is superior to the world".   When the Church became the religious puppet of the Roman Government in the fourth century (see The Death Of The Religion Of Jesus), this self-knowledge, the Key of Knowledge, and the Sacred Manna/Gnosis of the Spirit was thrown away.   Quoting a few of the pre-Constantine statements of the early Church Father as contained on the Being of Light web site: It is for this reason that the second-century Church Father Clement of Alexandria said that it is  “…the greatest of all lessons to know one's self.  For if one knows himself, he will know God; and knowing God, he will be made like God… and that man becomes God, since God so wills”.   In his treaties on The Soul and the Resurrection, St Gregory writes that “the Resurrection is no other thing than 'the re-constitution of our nature in its original form’”, and states that there will come a time “…when the complete whole of our race shall have been perfected from the first man to the last”...   When God, in the words of St. Nazianzen, no longer is an “object of wonder”, but rather an “object of desire” -- and we, desiring to be purified from the defilements of this world, make ourselves fit vessels for the Lord to indwell, the Spirit, according to St. Nazianzen, reveals to us our true nature, and the revelation of this manifest Sacred Knowledge makes “us like God; so that when we have thus become like Himself, God may, to use a bold expression, hold converse with us as Gods, being united to us, and that perhaps to the same extent as He already knows those who are known to Him”.  St. Nazianzen then writes that “the Divine Nature then is boundless and hard to understand” by those who are yet carnal and think as natural beings of this world.      

Those who think they can Know God, without bringing about the next stage of soul-birth and Knowing Self, are themselves delusional, and under the power of the Demiurge -- i.e., the god of this world -- the collective consciousness -- the unity consciousness -- the citizen of the far country.

 

 

What Is It?

Whose World Is The Work Of The Demiurge?

 

While these questions may appear to be strange to the average person, they represent the missing key to understanding what exactly is being portrayed in the concept of the Demiurge.   And the essence that the questions set before the inquiring mind, presents the reality that each person sees and understands the world very different from others -- and this difference can be portrayed as part of the Tower of Babel Syndrome that few people understand (see http://DivineStrategery.com#babel ).   But herein lies the problem -- i.e., since few people actually understand the far reaching reality that is portrayed in the allegorical account of the Tower of Babel -- and, fewer yet to their own demise understand that the reality portrayed in the concept of the Demiurge, is merely an integral part of the Laws that bring about the Tower of Babel Syndrome -- then, typical of the vast majority of the lost prodigal sons, they remain shackled to ignorance because they judge what they don't understand the higher reality of.

In the same way that in the allegory of the tower of Babel, each person hears and is portrayed as speaking a different language than the other people -- and that these differences are brought about and maintained by the Laws of God -- so too does each person see the world differently, and these differences are brought about and maintained by the Laws of God.   What this means is that each persons present station in life, is the result of the Laws of God impressing upon them a certain predetermined mindset and vision of the world.   Therefore, each person hears a different language which speaks to their vision of both self and the world.   A liberal, is of a liberal mindset, because the Laws have brought about that condition of mind where he sees the world through a liberal mindset.   And this is not only true of a conservative, but also a Feminist, a homosexual, an Atheist, a Marxist, a Capitalist, as well as all the other countless differences that divide the thinking of mankind into schools of thought that are often in conflict with other schools of thought and philosophy.   And thus, the liberal does not see the world through the same eyes as the conservative, the Atheist, the secularist, the man of faith, as well as all the philosophical and religious differences that exist among mankind.    And that these philosophical differences which are often in conflict one with another, are brought about and maintained by lesser Laws which maintain these vast differences, from the allegorical account of the Tower of Babel represent the lesser Laws of God which are said to be an (individualized) world created by a Demiurge.

What is presented in the above goes to the very core of man's ignorance about life, which permits that Jesus portrayed as the "Citizen... of the Far Country" to totally control the thinking of the lost prodigal son (see http://DivineStrategery.com/#prodigal ).    And this same counterfeit vision of the world that mesmerizes each individual person -- shackling them to a world of illusions --  is what is being portrayed in the analogy of Plato's Cave (see http://DivineStrategery.com#Plato ).   The creator of the illusion through which each person sees the world, is what was called a Demiurge by the early Spiritual Christians who had accomplished what the Apostle Paul commanded, and had overcome this world and their lower nature which inhibits their perception and understanding (see http://gateofeden.com/#overcome ).   The world of illusion which shackles the lost prodigal son in the abyss of ignorance -- depriving him of his inheritance and spiritual birthright as the offspring of God -- is the effect of the lesser Laws which has created the world of illusion that holds each person captive in Plato's Cave.      

To man's own undoing, perhaps no other subject is so misrepresented and misunderstood -- not only by those who do not know, but also by those who think they know -- as the subject of what was historically called the Demiurge.   And in addition to the allegorical account of the Tower of Babel Syndrome, while the reality portrayed in the word and concept of a Demiurge can readily be seen in the Bible, few who dwell under the Power of the Demiurge are able to comprehend what is being conveyed.   From a purely Church perspective, the Key to understanding the reality of the Demiurge is presented in the words: "The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved" (II Th 2:9-10 NKJ).    With respect to the term "...lawless" -- which is used throughout the scriptures -- the Law that is being referenced is not the literal text of the Law of Moses -- the Law that is being presented is the Spiritual or Royal Law that is the bulwark of those who seek righteousness.   In the above statement by Paul, the "...love of the truth" portrays those who are willing to seek the Truth over the doctrines of men, and righteously live the Truth in word, thought, desire and deed.   And it is in the living and the seeking the Truth and TheWay, that the illusions imposed upon man by the Demiurge -- i.e., the Citizen of the Far Country -- is overcome.   With respect to the Church, it was predicted by Paul that the AntiChrist would rule over the Church, and he would be worshiped by those who called themselves Christians, as God (see Church Of The AntiChrist).   As demonstrated at this link, those who will worship Satan as God, will cling to the doctrines of men, and reject the original teachings and objectives of the Gospel -- i.e., writing on the second chapter of Thessalonians: "...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. But what this apostasy means is a question which has not yet, and perhaps never will be, answered to general satisfaction” (from the Adam Clarke Commentary).   

Why would it be predicted that the AntiChrist would rule over the Church which called itself Christian, and be worshiped by those who call themselves Christian, as God?   Like Nero who fiddles which Rome burns, those who call themselves Christian -- but are really CINO's (Christian In Name Only) -- remain under the control of the AntiChrist that Paul predicted would rule the Church -- and be worshiped as God.    The illusion that Satan and the AntiChrist is God, is presented in the words with respect to the blindness and inability of the Jews to see with the necessary spiritual eyes and understanding: “For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.' But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it” (Matt 13:15-17 NIV).    They could not see and understand, because they were inhibited by the Laws (of God) from perceiving and comprehending the higher reality that confronted them.  

The spiritual Christians maintained the the god of the literal text of the Jews was a Demiurge, and this was initially revealed to them by Paul -- and then confirmed when they were themselves freed from the illusion of what Paul called the god of this world.   In the same way that Jesus stated that they are blind and do not hear or understand, Paul warned that the New Covenant was spiritual, and freed the lost prodigal sons from the illusion of the "letter that killeth" (see http://Ebionite.com#defeat ): "And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.  But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.  Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.  Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2 Cor 3:13-17 KJV).

In the same way that Paul predicted that Satan would rule the Church, and would be worshiped as God, the Christian world dwells under the illusion of the god of this world -- i.e., the Demiurge which is the creator of illusions -- and has seduced even the elect of the Church into looking to what Paul called the "letter that killeth" -- and thus, like the Jews before them, the Christian world can't see through the vail of illusion.   And while they remain under the delusion that the vail was done away with, because they worship Satan instead of God, they remain blind and shackled to ignorance by what Jesus portrayed as the "Citizen... of the Far Country".    And because they have been spiritually slain by the "letter that killeth" (see http://Ebionite.com#defeat ), they fail to comprehend the words of Paul that "...the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" 

To understand why Paul made the prediction that those who called themselves Christian would worship Satan as God -- and why Jesus warned that the AntiChrist would fool the very elect of the Church -- it is necessary to understand the allegorical account of the Tower of Babel.   In this account from Genesis (see http://DivineStrategery.com#babel ), wherein the people were attempting to build a tower that reached into the heavens, the Laws of God were invoked to inhibit them in their efforts to build the Tower.   Why?   Because they attempted to build their Tower using only earthly matter, and their objective was to raise up this Tower to reach the heavens of this world.   And herein lies the problem -- i.e., in the same way that Jesus told the Pharisees that the Kingdom would never come upon the earth so as to be seen by men (Luke 17:20-21) -- because it has always been at hand, and was portrayed as the Kingdom of the Father that each of the prodigal sons abandoned when they ventured into this, the Far Country.    And that the lost prodigal sons don't remember their own more distant past, is because they have been cast into the prison that Jesus warned about (see http://outerdarkness.nazirene.org#ThePrison ) -- and they presently dwell in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see http://outerdarkness.nazirene.org ).   And that the lost prodigal sons fail to recognize that they are spiritually blind and do not perceive -- and it is the Power of the Lesser Laws of God that has brought this condition of spiritual blindness about -- i.e., 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).   And this condition of blindness and suppressed perception and comprehension will continue to be imposed upon the prodigal sons, so long as they continue to cling to the Citizen of the Far Country -- dwelling under the illusion created by the Demiurge.   Therefore, the Kingdom of the Father from which each of us has journeyed out of, must be sought within one's self --  what is earthly must be used as a foundation that enables the seeker to journey within one's own mind and being, where they will find the "narrow gate" of TheWay opening unto them.   And by using the Key of Knowledge to open the inner "narrow gate", they can then enter in the Kingdom (see http://GateOfEden.com ) and learn directly from the voice of the Lord. 

While carnal men who are subject to the Tower of Babel Syndrome and the illusion of the Demiurge reject this teaching of an inner Kingdom that the lost prodigal sons can re-enter, this is exactly what is portrayed in the words: "The LORD your God will make you abound in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your land for good. For the LORD will again rejoice over you for good as He rejoiced over your fathers, if you obey the voice of the LORD your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this Book of the Law, and if you turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.  For this commandment which I command you today, it is not too mysterious for you, nor is it far off.  It is not in heaven, that you should say, 'Who will ascend into heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?'  Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, 'Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?'  But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.  See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil,  in that I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the LORD your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess.  But if your heart turns away so that you do not hear, and are drawn away, and worship other gods and serve them, I announce to you today that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to go in and possess.  I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live" (Deut 30:9-19 NKJ).  

What is being conveyed is the necessity to fulfill the Law and Keep the Commandments -- seeking the Royal Law that is presented in the inner reality that "...But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it."    Thus, with the proper application of what Jesus called the Key of Knowledge, the written Law must be used as a catalyst to seek the Spiritual Word that is written in your heart.   And it is this inner reality that Paul presented in the words: "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.  For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.  In that He says, 'A new covenant,' He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away" (Heb 8:10-13 NKJ).

What Christians fail to realize is the fact that the inner core of Spiritual Jews were themselves Enlightened to these same concepts presented by Paul -- and they understood that the written word of the Mosaic Law, was merely a catalyst that was an allegorical shadow of the Royal Law -- and this Royal Law that is the essence of New Covenant teachings, portrays the Law that is written within all people.   As an example of these Spiritual Jews, I give you the accounts of Rabbi Isaac Luria and Rabbi Yisrael Ben Eliezer (see http://TheThreeLies.com#Isaac ).   And to understand that what is portrayed as the Logos (Mind of God), or the Son of God which is portrayed by the Apostle Peter as the True Prophet (see TrueProphet ) dwells in the heart of all of mankind as seen in the words: "...For He is within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other. But He is soon found by those who diligently seek Him through love of the truth, and whose souls are not taken possession of by wickedness".   The only means to find and learn from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet, is to live one's live in strict accord with the Commandments of God, and seek the Inner Kingdom.    

When Paul writes that the essence of the New Covenant is to bring about that condition where "...None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother" -- this is because both the Law and the Gospel are Spiritual -- and what is written is intended to be a catalyst to open the inner "narrow gate" to the Kingdom.   This Divine Knowledge or Manna that is imparted to the righteous disciple who seeks the inner Kingdom, in the Greek language is called Gnosis.    And in the same way that the carnal Jews known as the Pharisees and Sadducees rejected this essential teaching of the historical Jesus, the Christians and the religious and secular authorities of this world, continue to reject these essential spiritual teachings today.   Thus, because they attempt to employ only earthly reasoning in the building of their tower, they dwell under the Laws that not only inhibits their vision and understand to that of the illusions of this world -- and these Laws that according to the scriptures blinds them and makes them deaf, is what is portrayed as the Demiurge.

In reference to the predictions of Paul with respect to the "...lawless", he warns that "...And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie" (II Th 2:11 NKJ).   And it is these Laws of the Left Hand of God that is the creator of the delusion of the unrighteous and lawless.   So, it is not that this world was created by a Demiurge -- but rather, it is the Laws of Correction that blinds and limits the vision and understanding of those who live in accord with what Jesus portrayed as the "Citizen... of the Far Country" in the parable of the prodigal son.   

 

 

 

In what may on the surface initially appear to be a divergence from the primary religious and spiritual theme of this article, it is important to demonstrate that modern science has not only proven the validity of Mysticism, but that the objective of all religions is the acquisition of Gnosis -- or the Divine Manna of the Kingdom of God.   The historical record demonstrates the perpetual struggle between the vision of the Spiritual Mystic who seeks to learn directly from God -- the Gnostic who makes claim to spiritual insights that the common believers who have traditionally called themselves Orthodox, are blind to.   And the fact that only now, in our present time, has modern science been able to shed light on the controversy, is of a primary importance to those seekers of Truth. 

The Church Father Origen who was esteemed as the greatest Christian authority after the disciples, portrayed those who could believe the absurdities of the written word of the scriptures as being historically and spiritually true, to be simpleminded idiots.   The Church Historian Eusebius portrays these people who are so gullible, as men of small intellect.   Once rightly understood, the scriptures were in fact expressly composed in such a way so that people of a rational and intelligent mind will reject the written word of the quasi-historical narrative which Origen portrays as "worthless", and seek the deeper meaning of mind, soul and spirit.    And that the critics and Atheists have long ignored the witness of the most knowledgeable of religious men, and have continually chosen to disparage the ignorant blind believer, is not only evidence of their own folly, but proof of their intellectual bankruptcy.

On September 8th, 2008, I made a Blog entry entitled: Reply: The God Who Wasn't There.   And because of it's importance to the questions raised in this present article, I will copy and make further relevant comments below:

 

 

 Reply: The God Who Wasn't There

Greetings Hal:

In reading about your DVD entitled The God Who Wasn't There, there is an important element to the equation that is totally absent from what you are presenting -- and that element is the fact that the scriptures were written by Gnostic Mystics -- composed for those who seek the Ebionite Nazirene path of TheWay.  And what this means is that none of the people you interviewed -- whether they are true believers (Fundamentalists), accepted scholars and historians, or any variety of philosophers and clergy -- all the opinions and positions that you present is mere speculation, because the people you interviewed neither understand the original objective of the scriptures, or the spiritual language of the soul that the scriptures are written in. Like all such spiritual writings, the Gospels emphatically state that the personage of Jesus did not openly reveal what was called the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God to the multitude of people -- i.e.,
"And the disciples came and said to Him, Why do You speak to them in parables? He answered and said to them, Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given" (Matt 13:10-11 NKJ). To the degree that Paul, who had been taken up into the Kingdom, stated that without the transformation of the lower nature that is essential to the mystical path of TheWay, that the believers will look upon the Mysteries of the Kingdom as "foolishness" ( http://DivineManna.org#literal ). Which means that even in my attempt to explain the mass confusion with respect to those who attempt to read the scriptures without having brought about the necessary spiritual transformation of the lower nature, the very words that I express will be rejected and seen as "foolishness".

Paul portrayed the written word of the scriptures as the "letter that killeth" (see http://Ebionite.com/defeat.htm ). Why? It is impossible to understand the inner spiritual meaning of the scriptures, without the transformation, opening and Anointing of the mind of the disciple -- i.e., "Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures" (Luke 24:45).  And the fact that the Pharisees had thrown away what Jesus called the Key of Knowledge ( http://KeyOfKnowledge.org ), and attempted to read the scriptures without first bringing about the necessary spiritual transformation and this opening and enlightenment of the mind, is why Jesus portrayed them as the offspring of 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).  And once you begin to truly understand what is being portrayed in the above words, all the authorities who you have interviewed not only study the written word of the scriptures "...from [their] own (carnal organic) resources -- but that they each fail to understand that they are "...speak[ing] from [their] own resources" -- and thus, the whole framework of their thinking is drawn from a mindset that parallels that of the Pharisees who Jesus condemned as not understanding the true meaning of the scriptures.

To even begin to understand what I have presented to you in the above, and why Jesus portrayed the Torah Observant Pharisees as the offspring of the Devil, you must first understand why Jesus commanded: “But you, do not be called 'Rabbi'; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren” (Matt 23:8 NKJ).  And it is in this one very important statement that neither believer, nonbeliever, clergy, scholar or critic understands, that is the paramount cause of their error and folly. Who is the One Teacher? Among the original Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus who were condemned by both the Jews and the Christians, the One Teacher was portrayed as the True Prophet ( http://TheThreeLies.com#TrueProphet ) -- and it was warned that only those who become the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed, can be taught by the True Prophet -- to the degree that they can themselves become Anointed (Messiah/Christ)-- i.e., "These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you. But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him. And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him" (1 Jn 2:26-29 NKJ). The necessary "...practice [of] righteousness" has absolutely nothing in common with the blind belief of manmade Church doctrines which is promoted by Christians today -- but rather, the very thinking, lifestyle and mindset of the sincere seeker who strives to do as Jesus taught, and seek the Kingdom (within).

It has been speculated that those writings known as the Clementine Homilies (the disciple of the Apostle Peter), represents the original Ebionite Nazirene teachings which have long been suppressed by the Church -- and it is in these writings that the above reference to the One Teacher is explained by Peter where it is written: "And therefore I advise not only wise men, but indeed all men who have a desire of knowing what is advantageous to them, that they seek after the true Prophet; for it is He alone who knoweth all things, and who knoweth what and how every man is seeking. For He is within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other. But He is soon found by those who diligently seek Him through love of the truth, and whose souls are not taken possession of by wickedness. For He is present with those who desire Him in the innocence of their spirits, who bear patiently, and draw sighs from the bottom of their hearts through love of the truth; but He deserts malevolent minds, because as a prophet He knows the thoughts of every one. And therefore let no one think that he can find Him by his own wisdom, unless, as we have said, he empty his mind of all wickedness, and conceive a pure and faithful desire to know Him. For when any one has so prepared himself, He Himself as a prophet, seeing a mind prepared for Him, of His own accord offers Himself to his knowledge”. And this was the very reason that Yeshua stated to the Pharisees that the Kingdom would never come upon the earth in the manner that carnal men look for it -- for it is within you (Luke 17:20-21) -- which reality is further detailed at http://GateOfEden.com ).

While your authorities correctly state that: "The Jesus of the Gospels bears a striking resemblance to other ancient heroes and the figureheads of pagan savior cults" -- and while this is a typical statement by countless scholars and historians, because they each fail to understand both the objective of the scriptures, as well as the language of the soul the scriptures are written in -- they all arrive at an equally flawed conclusion. And once this flawed conclusion is understood, their error is equal to those who you portray as the "Contemporary Christians [who] are largely ignorant of the origins of their religion." But this same warning was presented from a very different perspective in the words: “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” (A. Powell Davies quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls). The problem that the scholars who note the "...striking resemblance to other ancient heroes and the figureheads of pagan savior cults", is seen in the fact that the accounts of these other ancient heroes are also written in the language of the soul, and neither are these other religions which are put forth as "...figureheads of pagan savior cults" understood with any greater depth, than the mystical Gnostic accounts of the New Testament.

The great Truth that none of the culturally accepted experts, scholars, clergy or philosophers have all failed to understand, is the fact that regardless of the ancient religious tradition, the inner core and scriptural authors of each of these ancient religions, were all confronted by the profound reality that the mind of organic man which Paul portrays as being of a "natural" consciousness ( http://DivineManna.org#literal ), is incapable of understanding the higher reality of the soul and what Jesus portrayed as the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God.  Which means that in all cases, not only were each of these authors and core religious groups incapable of portraying in the common language of their cultures the Truth that they knew -- but that each of these religious groups had to employ the mystic language of the soul, in order to convey essential Truths to those who understood the objectives of the scriptures, and the application of what Jesus called the Key of Knowledge ( http://KeyOfKnowledge.org ).

The Common Theme and core of all religions at their essence that is not understood by the outer body of believers, is portrayed in the parable of the Prodigal Son -- which in many respects, parallels the analogy of Plato's Cave (see http://DivineStrategery.com#Plato -- or, what is presented in the completion of the cycle from the Alpha to the Omega as portrayed in Jewish Mysticism in the Zohar: “All souls are subject to the trials of transmigration; and men do not know the designs of the Most High with regard to them… The souls must re-enter the absolute substance whence they have emerged. But to accomplish this end they must develop all the perfections, the germ of which is planted in them; and if they have not fulfilled this condition during one life, they must commence another, a third, and so forth, until they have acquired the condition which fits them for reunion with God”. That the vast majority of people are totally ignorant of not only the true meaning of the scriptures, but also the higher reality of their own souls and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God, is because they dwell in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see http://outerdarkness.nazirene.org ). Thus, the common symbols of all religions, represent the universal journey of the soul that only a handful of seekers ever truly come to understand the reality of. That these symbols employed in the scriptures are themselves universal, is portrayed by G.R.S. Mead in his book entitled Fragments of a Faith Forgotten, where this explanation is put forth: “…what the Gnostics projected onto the screen… [in the form of a ] picture of the universe was in reality a picture of their own minds. Its mythology is a symbolic portrayal, almost a deliberate one, of the forces which operate in the structuring and evolution of the human personality”. And it was for this reason that Carl Jung called the Gnostic Christians the worlds first and foremost psychologists who understood the very fabric of human consciousness. Moreover, while the body of believes don't themselves understand the inner spiritual reality of the scriptures, they are led to believe and embrace them, because the universal symbols used in the written narrative of the scriptures act as a catalyst which connects them to an inner reality of soul and spirit that they don't yet comprehend with any depth of understanding.

What all these religious traditions share in common, is that the inner spiritually enlightened core were all turned upon and murdered (see http://Ebionite.com/prologue.htm ), and their scriptures which were promoted by unenlightened priests, politicians and institutionalized religion, were very quickly corrupted (see http://BibleCorruption.com ). Few people ever come to understand the Laws ( http://DivineStrategery.com#TheLaws ) which hold them spellbound in the illusion of Plato's Cave -- which Jesus portrayed as a type of prison. And it is for this reason that the Apostle Peter in the Homilies warns with respect to the True Prophet that Jesus portrayed as the One Teacher: “Hence, O beloved Clement", proclaims Peter, “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”. And the philosophical and theological premise that all your quoted authorities (pro and con) begin on, is that Jesus was wrong and did not know what he was saying.

All those who escape the illusion of Plato's Cave , come to understand the journey of the soul from the Alpha of absolute ignorance, to the Omega of Enlightened Light and Knowledge, which must be accomplished over the course of many lifetimes. And the fact that this essential teaching was removed and outlawed from Christianity, is easily demonstrated (see http://ChristianReincarnation.org ). And once the mystical path of TheWay is truly understood -- and the fact that the escape from the illusion of Plato's Cave is through an inner dimension of mind -- only then can the sincere seeker begin to understand the reason why Jesus taught the necessity of living the Consecrated Life in TheWay -- seeking to transform yourself into what is portrayed by AskMoses.com as the Final Temple (see http://TheThreeLies.com#temple ) -- and this will enable you to enter within the Holy of Holies within you, and learn from the True Prophet who will not only open and Anoint your mind and understanding, but will reveal all the Mysteries of life, the soul, and the Kingdom to the few who prepare themselves to make the journey. And that those who are quoted in the DVD The God Who Was Not have not themselves made the necessary journey in TheWay -- and themselves dwell under the illusion of Plato's cave and the "outer darkness", is the reason why they fail to understand the the historical Jesus was a man who overcame the Laws within himself, and achieved Absolute Unity with the Logos of God.

GodSpeed in TheWay,

Brother of Yeshua

 

As evidence of their own ignorance, Atheists, and people of a linear mindset, are of the impression that religions are concocted in people's minds, in order to explain away phenomena that they don't understand.    In a high school text book, I observed that Buddhism was portrayed as being superior to Hinduism because it wasn't as pagan, but in this school text book Buddhism was faulted for "having borrowed the belief in reincarnation from Hinduism".     While I am not in any way a Buddhist, what I found objectionable was the secularized Atheistic spin that was presented to the students -- and we see this often in the secular Atheistic position that religions merely borrow beliefs from other religions, in order to explain away phenomena.   In fact, I directly address this folly in my Blog article which is a reply to the DVD entitled, The God Who Wasn't There .    Contrary to the folly of their thinking, the similarities between the exoteric allegorical scriptures of all religions is not the result of borrowing religious beliefs -- but rather, the fact that all religions have the same spiritual objective -- and the fact that they are all striving to overcome the same universal Laws and limitations of consciousness, mind and being, within themselves.  

 

Science Proves The Gnostic Vision: Quoting at the link http://UnityOfMind.org#blemish : In his book, Urbausteine der Materie, physicist Walter Thirring 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 describes as a "blemish" that we observe with our organic physical senses.   And what this is, is Darwinism in reverse -- i.e., the Field is the Source which impresses the aspect of mind and consciousness into 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.

 

Quoting at the link http://UnityOfMind.org#GreatMind : In his 1951 textbook on quantum theory, Bohm offered some interesting speculations on the analogies between quantum processes and thought processes, thus carrying further the celebrated statement made by the astronomer James Jeans two decades earlier: “Today there is a wide measure of agreement… that the stream of knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine”; and the statement by astronomer Arthur Eddington:  “The stuff of the universe is mind-stuff”.   More recently, cyberneticist David Foster described “an intelligent universe” whose apparent concreteness is generated by cosmic data from an unknowable, organized source.   The holographic theory says that: “…our brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and space.   The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe.”

 

This is why Mystics who have walked the spiritual path in search of Gnosis and the Divine Manna or the Kingdom, have traditionally warned others that what they see with their physical eyes -- i.e., the objects that appear to their organic mind as being concrete and solid matter -- is merely an illusion.    And thus it is this world of illusion that is created by the limitations of each person's own mind that is portrayed by the Gnostics as the Demiurge of a counterfeit creator, and it the illusion that man must escape in the analogy of Plato's Cave .   And just as important is the statement at the link http://UnityOfMind.org#illusion : In a February 1979 Psychology Today interview with brain scientist Karl Pribram, the world which he attempted to describe confirmed the vision witnessed by the Hebrew prophet and confirmed in the Bible: “It isn’t that the world of appearances is wrong; it isn’t that there aren’t objects out there, at one level of reality.   It’s that if you penetrate through and look at the universe with a holographic system, you arrive at a different reality, one that can explain things that have hitherto remained scientifically inexplicable: paranormal phenomena… synchronicities, the apparently meaningful coincidence of events”.

 

What this confirms is the fact that the objects in the outer world that we observe with our physical senses, are in reality allegorical symbols of mind impressed into the forms of matter by the forces in the underlying Etheric Field -- and the forms that we observe, represents a psychic/mental impression of the thought form of mind that it denotes to our own, and the Universal Consciousness.   And this is why, while Eastern mysticism portrays matter as an illusion, Western Gnosticism understands that the illusion is more factually an allusion.   Which means that a dog, appears to us in that physical forum, because of the underlying aspect of mind and consciousness that is represented in the form of a dog.   And a swine, is a swine, because of the underlying aspect of mind and consciousness that is represented in the form of the swine.   From a biblical perspective, the swine is an unclean animal, because of the thought-pattern and consciousness that is represented in the (allegorical) form of the swine as presented to our organic senses.   And this is true of all the forms that we observe in the outer world -- and especially the human body, which is an allegorical blueprint of our own minds impressed into the forms that make up the body-vessel in which we dwell.  And the fact that these universal (allegorical) symbols of mind which are impressed into the forms of nature, is the basis of why it appears that religions borrow beliefs from other religions (see http://brotherofyeshua.blogspot.com/2008/09/reply-god-who-wasnt-there.html ).      

 

Mystics are those who seek to become spiritual scientists.   If, as astronomer Arthur Eddington states, that “The stuff of the universe is mind-stuff” -- then the only way to explore beyond the borders of this world of illusion, is to develop one's own mind to pierce the cloak that limits the physical sensed of organic man to the three dimensions of this world.    And it is the voice of the Mystic that has perpetually stated to the rest of mankind: If you want to see and know that I have seen and know, then you have to do and accomplish that I have myself done with my own mind and life!   And the fact that one of the objectives of the Mystic is to observe this world from a point just outside of the illusion of physical matter, in many ways it is the Mystic who has proven the assertion of the modern physicist who has stated that "...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’." (see above).   The Mystic has therefore found that with the right training and discipline, that he can move into "...the perfect state of the field", and observe this world from the perspective of the Etheric Field -- i.e., the source, rather than the illusion of the symbolism of what man's sees as concrete matter.  

With respect to the perception of the physical senses and limited understanding of the organic mind of carnal man, Jesus said of those of his disciples who followed in TheWay: “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).   Why did Jesus warn that the senses and understanding of organic man "...see, and not perceive"?   Why did they "...hear, and not understand”?   Because, unlike the spiritual man -- i.e., the Gnostic who walks the mystical path of TheWay -- the organic mind of man is blind to not only the realities in what the modern scientist has demonstrated to be the Etheric Field that is the source of all the forums of this world -- and that the Gnostic sees what organic man is blind to, and understands the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom, because he has removed the beam from his own eyes, that he may see what others are blind to: "Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?  Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye?  You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye" (Matt 7:3-5 RSV).   
The Gospel is in fact a declaration that while all men have the potential to open their mind and senses to the higher reality beyond the three-dimensional limitations of this world that the Gnostic has long portrayed as an illusion that is an allusion, few people are actually willing to live the Consecrated Life that Jesus taught was necessary to Expand and prepare the mind to be Anointed, that enables the person to see and understand the higher reality of all things -- both in this world, and beyond.   And while pseudo-religious men and pseudo-intellectuals have attempted to dismiss the mystical Gnostic foundations of all religions, modern science has succeeded in breaking through the barrier of ignorance with which organic man has immersed himself in the illusion of doctrinal and philosophical confusion.
    And the fact that modern science has now begun to open the door that proves the fundamental truths that the teachings of Jesus and the Gnostic foundations of religion has long expressed -- scientific truths that are presented at http://UnityOfMind.org --  indicates that if the scientist now wishes to begin to prove his own findings beyond his present state of maturity, then he will have to begin to listen more intently to Mystics, and especially True Gnostics, who have not limited themselves to the fossilized thinking of man's past -- i.e.,  “The present scientific establishment has grown somewhat fossilized by its current world picture and is locked into a view of reality that has outlived its usefulness.  It has begun to limit mankind’s growth and has so increased its sense of specialization, separateness, materiality, and mechanical computer-like functioning that it is in real danger of self-extermination” (William A. Tiller, Materials Sciences Department, Stanford University).

Science has proven that the world is not what it appears to be to the physical senses of the body -- and those who were declared heretics throughout history, were often the few who were right.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

When approached by the Canaanite woman to heal her daughter, Jesus said: "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel" (Matt 15:24).   Why?   Why was Jesus sent only to the lost sheep of the House of Israel?   And who is the House of Israel?   In not understanding the answer these questions, it remains virtually impossible for modern Christians to understand one of the most important realities of the Gospel message.   While the traditional answer would be that Jesus was making reference to the Jews, this answer is assumed, because there is a missing element to the equation that is not rightly understood.    Jesus clearly portrayed the Torah Observant Jewish leaders as the offspring of the Devil, as seen in the statement as to why they did not, and could not, understand his teachings: "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).   Which is why many of the earliest Christians portrayed the Pharisees and Sadducees as counterfeit Israel.  

An important missing part of the equation is found in the quotations of Peter that have been preserved in the Homilies of his disciple Clement.   To begin, we must understand how Peter portrayed the proverbial Simon Magus in the Clementine writings where the Apostle Peter explains that: "He is a power of the left hand of God, and has authority to do harm to those who know not God..."   Peter then goes on and explains that Simon "...has been able to involve you in diseases; but by these very diseases, which have been permitted to come upon you by the good providence of God, you, seeking and finding him who is able to cure, have been compelled to submit to the will of God on the occasion of the cure of the body, and to think of believing, in order that in this way you may have your souls as well as your bodies in a healthy state."  First it must be recognized that disease, strife, hardships and sufferings, all serve a higher purpose.

The question set before us is how can God raise up and imbue a person with the "authority" to inflict harm upon mankind who are portrayed as "...those who know not God"?   The portrayal of God in the Old Testament proclaims with respect to the source of what man calls evil: "I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the LORD, do all these things.'" (Isa 45:7 NKJ).   And in his ignorance of the Laws, man condemns what he does not understand -- and in his blind condemnation of what he fails to understand, he remains ignorant of the true cause of what he proclaims to be evil -- i.e., "Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?" (Amos 3:6 KJV).   Thus, there is nothing that exists in this world, that has not been orchestrated and brought about by the Laws of God -- i.e., "The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, "Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, and as I have purposed, so it shall stand" (Isa 14:24 NKJ).   And until a man begins to understand the true source and purpose of what he calls evil, he cannot know anything of any true substance.   If, as Jesus confirms, that not even a single sparrow can fall to the earth apart from the Will of God, then the source and calamities of evil that befall mankind, are the result of the Laws that return to each person the fruit of their own previous actions.   Thus, Jesus warns the man who he previously healed by making him whole: "Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" (John 5:14 KJV).   We must therefore ask: If our own actions can, and do cause "...a worse thing [to] come unto [us]", how is this tribulation brought about?  The answer is that there were Laws put into action at the very beginning of Creation which returns to each person the fruit of their own actions -- “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV).   And it is these Laws that mature the lost prodigal son -- driving him from the Alpha of Ignorance and Unknowing to the Omega of Perfection and Enlightened Light enabling him to return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination. 

In referencing these Laws that were put into effect in the beginning of the Alpha of Creation and what is portrayed as The Two Princes, Peter then explains: "For thus from the beginning was a law laid by God, the Creator of all things, on each of the two princes, him of the right hand and him of the left, that neither should have power over any one whom they might wish to benefit or to hurt, unless first he had sat down at the same table with them. As, then, when you partook of meat offered to idols, you became servants to the prince of evil, in like manner, if you cease from these things, and flee for refuge to God through the good Prince of His right hand, honoring Him without sacrifices, by doing whatsoever He wills, know of a truth that not only will your bodies be healed, but your souls also will become healthy. For He only, destroying with His left hand, can quicken with His right; He only can both smite and raise the fallen."   

Jesus was sent "...only to the lost sheep of Israel", because as a servant of the Right Hand, he was barred by the Laws from intervening in the lives of those who were under the dominion of the Prince of the Left Hand.   In like manner, it is near impossible to understand the Gospel account of Jesus and the Syro-Phoenician woman, without understanding what Peter stated in the above quotation with respect to the Laws.   Thus, it is written:  "For a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit heard about Him, and she came and fell at His feet.  The woman was a Greek, a Syro-Phoenician by birth, and she kept asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter.  But Jesus said to her, Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the little dogs.  And she answered and said to Him, Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children's crumbs.  Then He said to her, For this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter.  And when she had come to her house, she found the demon gone out, and her daughter lying on the bed" (Mark 7:25-30 NKJ).   Why did Jesus not immediately help her?   Why did he portray the woman as a dog?    What is the spiritual meaning of the children's bread which is served at the Table -- bread that cannot be eaten by those portrayed as dogs?   And, the Laws which were instituted by God in the beginning, inhibited those on the Right Hand such as Jesus, from relieving the infirmities of those who sat down at the table on the Left -- people who Jesus portrayed as dwelling in the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- and even existing in a type of Prison (see The Prison).   And with respect to the Two Princes, again Peter explains: "But that this is so, has been said even by the law in the person of God: ‘I will kill, and, I will make alive; I will strike, and I will heal. For, in truth, He kills and makes alive. He kills through the left hand, that is, through the evil one, who has been so composed as to rejoice in afflicting the impious. And he saves and benefits through the right band, that is, through the good one, who has been made to rejoice in the good deeds and salvation of the righteous."  

Where Peter explains "...that neither [Prince} should have power over any one whom they might wish to benefit or to hurt, unless first he had sat down at the same table with them",  it must be understood that the food that one receives at the Table with the Prince of the Left or Right Hands, is the knowledge or nourishment that is the foundation of the thinking, mindset and resulting lifestyle that is lived out by the lost prodigal sons.   Where it states in the Revelation that "To him who overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna" (see Opening The Eyes Of The Heart - Rev 2:8-17), this "hidden manna" is the the Knowledge/Gnosis or the Divine Manna that can only be imparted to the seeker directly from the Indwelling Logos and True Prophet (see The True Prophet) -- who is the ONLY TEACHER that Jesus commanded to seek out and learn from.       

In prayer Peter states:  "Deliver me, O Lord of all, from Thy fearful judgment. Do not give the enemy power to swallow me up, and to become heir of my soul, as of that of him who is hanging on the left; for I see how the devil joyfully takes his soul, and his body disappears."   But Christians today are as the men of Nineveh of whom it is said: "And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left?" (Jonah 4:11 NKJ).   For as it was said to Job: "Then I will also confess to you that your own right hand can save you" (Job 40:14 NKJ).   And in the Psalms: "You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore... Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; you will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me" (Ps 16:11;138:7 NKJ).   Which is the reason why Jesus said that those on the right will enter into life, while those on the left will inherit the tribulation of their deeds and ways: "Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels" (Matt 25:41 NKJ)
 

  The Counterfeit Shadow Church Ruled Over By The Prince Of the Left Hand: While Christians are under the belief that they are the authentic Church of Christ, the above statement taken from the Shepherd of Hermas (see Opening The Eyes Of The Heart) puts the reality of the modern Christian world in the true perspective -- i.e., “If you bear His name but possess not His power, it will be in vain that you bear His name”.    This same reality can of course be portrayed in the words: "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46 KJV).  Which reality is further expressed in the words: "Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying:  'These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.  And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men' " (Matt 15:7-9 NKJ).   And that those who dwell under the control of the Prince of the Left Hand is the reason why only Jesus' disciples could understand the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom -- i.e., "Unto you is given the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables: that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest haply they should turn again, and it should be forgiven them" (Mark 4:11-12 ASV).   And thus, the Prince of the Right Hand which modern Christians attempt to seek with the words of their lips, can't reach out to them, because the Church itself dwells under the dominion of the Prince of the Left Hand -- having entered into a covenant with Pagan Rome wherein a series of Roman Emperors dictated the doctrines of belief of the Christian world (see The Religion Of Roman Emperors).   And as presented in the above (see The Two Princes), because the Christian world entered into a covenant with the Prince of the Left Hand, the Prince of the Right hand is barred from helping them.  

Many Christians claim that the Bible is the infallible word of God?   And even though the overwhelming evidence proves that the Bible has been severely corrupted (see BibleCorruption.com), the modern Christian world clings to this spiritual fraud because having entered into a covenant with pagan Rome, they continue to dwell under the power of the Prince of the Left Hand.   And while they call upon the name of the Lord, the Prince of the Right Hand can't come to them, because He is barred by the Laws as presented in the above (see The Two Princes).       

 

 

 


The Left Hand is portrayed in the literal text -- and is especially seen in the Mosaic Law of Karmic-Retribution that perpetually returns back to us the fruit of our own thoughts, desires and actions -- i.e., "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap" (Gal 6:7 NKJ).    A most profound statement by the Church Father Origen is basically rejected by the people of the simple faith today who are incapable of reason and engaging the mind in the process of true spiritual growth.   What does Origen state: 
“What man of sense will agree with the statement that the first, second and third days in which the evening is named and the morning, were without sun, moon and stars, and the first day without a heaven.   What man is found such an idiot as to suppose that God planted trees in paradise in Eden, like a husbandman, and planted therein the tree of life, perceptible to the eyes and senses, which gave life to the eater thereof; and another tree which gave to the eater thereof a knowledge of good and evil?  I believe that every man must hold these things for images, under which the hidden sense lies concealed” (Origen - Huet., Prigeniana, 167 Franck, p. 142).  

 


   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus Said: The God Of The Jews Was The Devil

And Because The Church Has Embraced The Way of the Jews

The Devil Is The Christian God Today!

 

Jesus said that the God of the Jews was the Devil.  Paul called the reading of the literal written word of the Old Testament in the manner that Fundamentalist do today the "letter that killeth" -- meaning that it is the path to spiritual death.   In the writings of his disciple Clement, Peter called the Old Testament written word the "...books with the power to deceive".   And the Jewish mystic who spends his life seeking the inner meaning of the written word that the natural mind of man is incapable of seeing, has warned: "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..." (the Zohar quoted in No Jew Has Read The Torah).   The Church Father Origen proclaimed those who are so gullible to believe the literal written word of the Old Testament idiots!   Peter said what appears to be historical never happened.   Paul called the literal text an allegory.   

In the exact same manner as the enlightened Jewish Rabbi's, the early Christian Church Father Origen writes: It is sufficient however, to represent in the style of a historic narrative what is intended to convey a secret meaning in the garb of history, that those who have the capacity may work out for themselves all that relates to the subject.”   And with regard to what would otherwise be historical symbols and events that would appear to us as the knowledge of superficial episodes of the past, Origen writes: “I believe that every man must hold these things for images, under which the hidden sense lies concealed” (Origen - Huet., Prigeniana, 167 Franck, p. 142). Students of Hebrew Mysticism will perceive that what the third-century Christian Church Father Origen wrote was no different than what is contained in the Zohar, where it states: “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”.  

These great truths are again demonstrated in the words of Moses Maimonedes, one of the most respected of Jewish theologians, historian, and Talmudist, where he writes about the nature of scripture: “Every time that you find in our books a tale the reality of which seems impossible, a story which is repugnant to both reason and common sense, then be sure that the tale contains a profound allegory veiling a deeply mysterious truth; and the greater the absurdity of the letter, the deeper the wisdom of the spirit”.   These same truths are again conveyed to us in the words of the Church Historian Eusebius: “Many were led astray by reading the allegorical contents of the scriptures literally in the method of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”.   What these symbols truly mean is perhaps best expressed by G.R.S. Mead in his celebrated work, Fragments of a Faith Forgotten, where he explained that, once properly understood, the true meaning of what is “…projected onto the screen…” of the scriptures, “…was in reality a picture of their [man’s] own minds”  In view of the fact that Yeshua himself taught that the Kingdom of God is within us (Luke 17:20-21), that the scriptures were in fact a blueprint of man’s own mind begins to make a great deal of sense.  

What Moses Maimonedes is stating, then, is that there exists many parts of the scriptures that are literally and historically not true.  Isn't Paul stating this exact same truth when he writes to the Galatians who are attempting to embrace Jewish ritualistic ways, and states: “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 literally, in an historical context as Christians do today: “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). 

That the Jew who remained of a natural carnal mindset could not see beyond the symbols of the allegory, and their eyes and hearts were hardened so they could not comprehend the true meaning of the scriptures, is readily understood where Paul states that
“their minds were blinded” by God, “for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament… even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart” (2 Cor 3:14-15 KJV).  The time has come for this vail to be removed from the eyes of all Jews.  What modern non-Jews fail to realize today, is the reality that all men of the flesh are equally blind to the Truth Torah of God!

From a spiritual perspective, when the Jews worship the god of the literal word -- with rituals, animal sacrifices, incense, in a temple made with the hands of men, it can truly be said that the Jews worshiped a false god.  And what was it that the scriptures used by the Jews said:
"The multitude of your sacrifices-- what are they to me? says the LORD. I have more than enough of burnt offerings, of rams and the fat of fattened animals; I have no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats. When you come to appear before me, who has asked this of you, this trampling of my courts? Stop bringing meaningless offerings! Your incense is detestable to me. New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations-- I cannot bear your evil assemblies. Your New Moon festivals and your appointed feasts my soul hates. They have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them. When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide my eyes from you; even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are full of blood; wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow" (Isa 1:11-17 NIV).

Why does the Most High God take no pleasure in rituals, sacrifices, incense, Sabbaths and New Moon festivals?  In the words of the Church Father Origen: “I believe that every man must hold these things for images, under which the hidden sense lies concealed.”  And in the words of Paul:  "Which things are an allegory.”   And in the words of the Jewish Mystic: “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”.

The Devil -- The God Of The Jews!

 

The Early Spiritual Christians Called The God Of The Jews A Demiurge

 

Judaism is one of the last surviving ancient mystery religions -- and what is a mystery religion?   When Paul wrote: “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) -- what he was making reference to was the inability of man in his natural state of mind to even begin to envision man's own higher spiritual reality that is beyond even the contemplation of his imagination.   And this is why Paul warned that while he could only tell the baptized and confirmed believers at Corinth about Jesus and him crucified, he could in no manner convey to them the inner knowledge and mysteries of the Gospel -- i.e., “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).  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).  

When Paul was taken up into the Kingdom within (Luke 17:20-21), he said that he saw “…things so astounding that they are beyond a man's power to describe or put in words…” -- and warned that those who are permitted to gaze upon the Mysteries of the Kingdom, will have witnessed a higher reality that will be so profound, that they will “…not [be] allowed to tell them to others” (2 Cor 12:4 TLB).   And Paul warned those who are under the grave misconception that they can simply read the literal text of the scriptures and ascertain the Word of God, that they were greatly deceived -- i.e., “And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know” (1 Cor 8:2 NKJ).   For if it were possible for a man to simply open the scriptures and be able to discern the Truth and Reality that was beyond natural human comprehension, Jesus would not have said of his disciples: “For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it” (Matt 13:17 NIV).   

Surely, if the natural mind of man was capable of understanding, the prophets and righteous men of old could have opened the scriptures and learned the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God -- but as Paul confirmed, such a thing was impossible.   And it was for this reason that Jesus had to open the minds of his disciples to the inner meaning of the scriptures -- i.e., "Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures" (Luke 24:45 KJV) -- but if the inner revelation of the scriptures was limited to the testimony of "...Jesus Christ, and him crucified" (1 Cor 2:2 KJV) -- but the spiritual revelation that can only be revealed to the mind of those who are mature, and have undergone the process of spiritual transformation: "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. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory,  which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written: 'Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.' But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. These things we also speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 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. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. 'who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?' But we have the mind of Christ" (1 Cor 2:6-16 NKJ).

The Demiurge -- God Of The Jews: The earliest Christians affirmed these words of Paul, and stated that the god of the Jews of a natural mind was a lesser god, and not the God of Jesus -- and what was being made reference to, was the lesser Laws of the Left Hand of Correction which blinded those in what Jesus called the "outer darkness" ( http://outerdarkness.nazirene.org ) in a world of illusion.   And because most Christians lack insight into the manner in which the scriptures are written, they make the fatal mistake of judging what they don't understand.    Once properly understood, it was for good reason that the Spiritual Christians who were the disciples of Paul called the god of the Jews a Demiurge -- a lesser god.   In full agreement, Jesus said that these ritually Torah observant keepers of the Law worship the Devil -- "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).  

The later Church of Rome condemned the Spiritual Christians because they said that the god of the Jews was not the God of Jesus -- and in the above Jesus confirms that position to be true.   And in the same way, because the modern Christians have all been shackled to the worship of the same lesser god of the Left Hand, what Jesus said to them is true of the Christians today.   And because people fail to comprehend the nature of what Peter describes as the Mystery of the Books that have the power to deceive -- wherein, the Left Hand which is the karmic-corrective Mosaic Law of Retribution which is portrayed in the literal text, while it is the inner Spirit that reveals the Right Hand that heals and frees men from the karmic shackles of their own past -- in worshiping the god of the literal, they worship the devil.   But because they lack an understanding of the manner in which the scriptures are composed in the language of the soul, the vast majority of Christians reject the Spirit and embrace the letter that killeth -- and thereby worship the Demiurge of the Pharisees.    

 

The Church Of The AntiChrist

 

The Prediction That Satan Would Rule The Church: In total disregard of the admonition of the scriptures themselves, the greater majority of Christians believe that the church is beyond the reach of Satan -- that God somehow drew a line that Satan cannot cross over -- and because of this force of Divine protection, Satan has not immersed himself in every aspect of their lives!  Yet, to their own detriment, the leaders of the modern church ignore the warning of the Apostle: “let no man beguile you in any wise: for (it will not be,) except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God” (2 Thes 2:3-4 ASV).    

What the Apostle is herein very clearly predicting is that there would come a time when the god of the Christian Church will be a false god.   Historically speaking, it has been almost universally recognized that the period in time that the Apostle could have been referring to was in the fourth century when the church made a covenant with the Roman Emperor Constantine.   With regard to this falling away, the Adam Clark Commentary writes of this passage of Paul's Epistle: “[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. But what this apostasy means is a question which has not yet, and perhaps never will be, answered to general satisfaction” (from the Adam Clarke Commentary).    

Not to depreciate or make less the significance of any one of the individual statements presented in the above words, what the modern believer must recognized is the far-reaching totality of the statement: But what this apostasy means is a question which has not yet, and perhaps never will be, answered to general satisfaction”.   Ultimately, what this means to the modern believer is that each and every church authority from the fourth-century to the present, as well as every single preacher of the gospel, speaks from the position of concession -- which concession is that there is a great void in their knowledge of the truth.   Thus, one of the core presumptions upon which our present-day doctrine of faith is based, is that these words of the Apostle Paul are not true.        One of the major causes of the present state of doctrinal chaos is the failure of modern pastors and church authorities to recognize that the key to their dilemma is found in the prediction of the Apostle that there would come a time of total abandonment of the Gospel with respect to the desolation of all genuine spiritual Christian ideas and concepts.   

What this means is that the Apostle predicts that in the near future, the true religion of Jesus would cease to exist in this world.   In this respect, the words of the Apostle are quite clear in their assertion -- i.e., from the time period of the first century of our Common Era when it was written by the hand of Paul, it prophetically speaks of a time in the near future when the teachings that Yeshua placed in the hands of mankind would cease to exist -- and it is the correct assertion of many Christians that this in fact took place in the establishment of an institutionalized church under the control of Pagan Rome in the fourth century.     What the modern Christian fails to realize is that the total corruption of the doctrine of the church which the Apostle speaks of was in fact brought about by the adoption of the Christ of Constantine, which resulted in the rejection of the Messiah Yeshua of Nazareth.   While it is true that believers use the name Jesus, and call themselves his followers, what Christians have lost sight of is that the essence of the religion of the New Covenant is spiritual -- and where the physical body of Messiah/Christ was crucified by the carnal Jews in the first century, the spiritual body of Messiah/Christ was crucified in the fourth century.    

In further explanation with regard to this crucial prediction of the Apostle, the Adam Clark Commentary then goes on to provide us a vivid description of Constantine and the formation of his new church: “[Who opposeth and exalteth] He stands against and exalts himself above all divine authority, and above every object of adoration, and every institution, relative to divine worship, sebasma, himself being the source, whence must originate all the doctrines of religion, and all its rites and ceremonies; so that sitting in the temple of God -- having the highest place and authority in the Christian church, he acts as God -- taking upon himself God's titles and attributes, and arrogating to himself the authority that belongs to the Most High” (from the Adam Clarke Commentary).   That these events came to pass is well documented from a historical perspective -- i.e., the church was ruled by Satanic forces that dictated every aspect of Christian doctrine.   And while it is true that many faithful believers, clergy, pastors and religious authorities today have recognized the defilement of the church that took place beginning in the fourth century, what could not be revealed until now was the absolute certainty that, because the Church has never fully recovered from the darkness and corruption that was imposed upon the teachings of the church by the ruthless political despots of the past, essential foundational principles, as well as indispensable elements of New Covenant knowledge of what is constantly referred to in the Bible as the Mysteries of God, is presently absent from the thinking of the body of the faithful believers to this very day.    

Satan Speaks To The Christian Elect

The Apostle warned: "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places" (Eph 6:12 NKJ).   From a biblical perspective, the supernatural being referred to by Paul as Satan, who the Apostle refers to as the god of this realm, easily speaks to Christians and impersonates God, Yeshua, or an angelic being, and thus successfully gains control over the thinking of the religious people of any given generation by speaking to their imagination.   What does this mean?   He begins the process by inspiring within them a vision of a kingdom that is to come at some later time.   Where Yeshua preached that the Kingdom is here -- at hand, and could be entered through a change of mind -- the forces of darkness blinds the hearts and minds of the believer to the Kingdom that is already present and has been set before them.   The result is that the Prince of Darkness continues to rule over the hearts and minds of the believers because, in their state of spiritual complacency, they continue to live in accordance with the culture of this world, and never actually take up their crosses and follow in the footsteps of Yeshua.   And while they think they are different than the unbeliever, often it is found that they are different only in the words they speak. Thus, while they believe and have faith, their faith is misdirected.   In failing to recognize the warning of Paul with respect to the total “…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…”, Satan successfully alters the believers perception of the scriptures, and induces them to wait -- rather than begin the journey into the Kingdom where the Son of God awaits them.    

The Satanic powers of darkness that are revealed in the scriptures gains the upper hand by moving the hearts and minds of unsuspecting men and women to become attached to this world by whatever means possible.   He controls religious people by seducing them into adopting a life of spiritual complacency and impotence -- using religion to effect within the believer a false vision of their own level of spirituality as being exalted and heightened.   He often accomplishes this deception by inducing them to judge and compare themselves to non-believers, and those who have already surrendered their soul over to the Prince of Darkness.     It was easy for Lot to perceive himself a righteous person in comparison to the inhabitants of Sodom.   It is in like manner easy for the average Christian today to view themselves as being a faithful and believing people in relation to the criminal element that is portrayed in our newspapers and media.   The flaw in this perception is seen in the fact that the Bible does not require us to be better than the unholy -- but rather, to be Christ-like -- and ultimately as perfect as our Heavenly Father (Matt 5:48).   Thus, because we judge ourselves in accordance with the standards of this world, the result is that the religious person sees himself as being in accord with the gospel message, because he can easily perceive a difference between himself and the people he views as being turned out of The Way.   From the perspective of what the Apostle calls the god of this world, this false vision of righteousness is absolutely necessary in order to implant within their minds a strong delusion that induces them to believe that they are fulfilling the Word of God.     

The Ministers of Satan: A great truth that the Bible continually warns the religious person about -- a truth that he must come to terms with if he is to become a disciple of the Light -- is that this supernatural being which the Apostle calls the god of this world has the power to ordain servants to mislead the flock of believers -- and more importantly, even those servants are unaware that they have become the ministers of Satan.  More importantly, the servants of Satan are very often the people who the flock of believers regard as the most well meaning of individuals -- men and women who the believing community perceives as religious allies, and perhaps even saintly.     

Throughout the course of human history it can be demonstrated that large numbers of true believers have permitted themselves to be deceived and led into error and captivity, because they failed to heed the lesson of the biblical account of Samson and Delilah -- where the betrayer appears to be good, and yet saps their strength, and then attacks the believers in order to enslave them.   If, then, we are to break the bonds of slavery, and succeed in safeguarding ourselves from being deceived, we must become acutely aware of the important biblical warning that: “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov 14:12 KJV).     From the perspective of the Prince of Darkness, we are more easily conquered and led into a life of servitude by those who appear to us as allies and champions of the faith, than those who would oppose us.   No doubt many Christians will immediately reject this argument -- saying, God would not permit this to happen to His church.   But this claim is quickly proven counterfeit when it is demonstrated that God has indeed permitted the church to fall into error.   

Can the believer trust the affirmation of the leaders of the church with respect to their claim of doctrinal purity and Divine protection?   The Bible very clearly states that the opposite is true, and it is the leaders of the church who will be in error when they make this claim.   In confirmation of what was predicted by Paul, Yeshua said that the powers of darkness which seek to enslave us, and will accomplish this by fooling the very elect of the church (Mat 24:24; Mk 13:22).   The Apostle warns that Satan will appear as an Angel of light, and he will transform his ministers and servants of darkness to make them falsely appear to you as good, in order to deceive you (2 Cor 11:14).   In this respect, the Bible warns us that what seems right to the carnal mind of man, is the very thing that will bring about the ways of death (Prov 14:12).   This reality is truly manifest among believers who are under the deception that they have fulfilled the requirements of walking in TheWay, by merely saying a prayer to the Jesus-god, and then living their daily lives no different than those who dwell in Sodom and Gormorah.

What Yeshua warned his followers was to: “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits” (Matt 7:15-16 KJV).   In understanding the far-reaching reality of these words, we must comprehend exactly what the fruits are that Yeshua makes reference to which we should use to judge the validity of our religious leaders!   Fruits in the scriptures relate to works and accomplishments -- and the works of the spirit is seen in the ability of the shepherd of the flock to place within the hands of the believer the Key that opens the door to what the Bible calls the house of knowledge -- and then demonstrate how to use that knowledge to guide the believer into the Kingdom -- a Kingdom that will never come upon the earth as our present-day church authorities proclaim (Luke 17:20-21), but exists at this very time in a parallel dimension.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

The Written Word Portrays The Left Hand Of God

The Inner Spiritual Meaning the Right Hand Of God

 

Jesus said the god of the Jews was the Devil -- the Spiritual Christians who were called Gnostics said the god of the Jew was a lesser god who was a Demiurge -- and Paul warned that you can't be saved by the works of the written word of the Law -- that the reader of the scriptures who failed to understand the allegorical manner they were composed in, embraced the "letter that killeth" --  and Peter called the written word the books that have the power to deceive -- because the literal word of the scriptures portrays the Left Hand of God, while the inner spiritual meaning that lies beneath the allegorical garb, reveals the Right Hand that can save.   The Left Hand is the reflective reality -- i.e., Lucifer -- and this reflective reality is called the Bringer of Light, because the reflective reality is a corrective response to our word, thoughts, desires and deeds that forces an upward movement towards completion.   When a child misbehaves, a parent applies a corrective action in accordance with the needs of the child.   And in the scriptures this great truth is revealed in the words:  "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap" (Gal 6:7 NKJ).  

Speaking of Simon Magus in the Clementine writings, the Apostle Peter states: "He is a power of the left hand of God, and has authority to do harm to those who know not God, so that he has been able to involve you in diseases; but by these very diseases, which have been permitted to come upon you by the good providence of God, you, seeking and finding him who is able to cure, have been compelled to submit to the will of God on the occasion of the cure of the body, and to think of believing, in order that in this way you may have your souls as well as your bodies in a healthy state."

And in another place in the same writings Peter explains: "For thus from the beginning was a law laid by God, the Creator of all things, on each of the two princes, him of the right hand and him of the left, that neither should have power over any one whom they might wish to benefit or to hurt, unless first he had sat down at the same table with them. As, then, when you partook of meat offered to idols, you became servants to the prince of evil, in like manner, if you cease from these things, and flee for refuge to God through the good Prince of His right hand, honoring Him without sacrifices, by doing whatsoever He wills, know of a truth that not only will your bodies be healed, but your souls also will become healthy. For He only, destroying with His left hand, can quicken with His right; He only can both smite and raise the fallen."   

Again Peter explains: "But that this is so, has been said even by the law in the person of God: ‘I will kill, and, I will make alive; I will strike, and I will heal. For, in truth, He kills and makes alive. He kills through the left hand, that is, through the evil one, who has been so composed as to rejoice in afflicting the impious. And he saves and benefits through the right band, that is, through the good one, who has been made to rejoice in the good deeds and salvation of the righteous."  

And in prayer Peter states:  "Deliver me, O Lord of all, from Thy fearful judgment. Do not give the enemy power to swallow me up, and to become heir of my soul, as of that of him who is hanging on the left; for I see how the devil joyfully takes his soul, and his body disappears."   But Christians today are as the men of Nineveh of whom it is said: "And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left?" (Jonah 4:11 NKJ).   For as it was said to Job: "Then I will also confess to you that your own right hand can save you" (Job 40:14 NKJ).   And in the Psalms: "You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore... Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; you will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me" (Ps 16:11;138:7 NKJ).   Which is the reason why Jesus said that those on the right will enter into life, while those on the left will inherit the tribulation of their deeds and ways: "Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels" (Matt 25:41 NKJ)

The Left Hand is portrayed in the literal text -- and is especially seen in the Mosaic Law of Karmic-Retribution that perpetually returns back to us the fruit of our own thoughts, desires and actions -- i.e., "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap" (Gal 6:7 NKJ).    A most profound statement by the Church Father Origen is basically rejected by the people of the simple faith today who are incapable of reason and engaging the mind in the process of true spiritual growth.   What does Origen state: 
“What man of sense will agree with the statement that the first, second and third days in which the evening is named and the morning, were without sun, moon and stars, and the first day without a heaven.   What man is found such an idiot as to suppose that God planted trees in paradise in Eden, like a husbandman, and planted therein the tree of life, perceptible to the eyes and senses, which gave life to the eater thereof; and another tree which gave to the eater thereof a knowledge of good and evil?  I believe that every man must hold these things for images, under which the hidden sense lies concealed” (Origen - Huet., Prigeniana, 167 Franck, p. 142).  

Once these words are understood, they are in essence no different than what Paul stated, Peter in the Clementine Homilies, the Zohar, and even St. Augustine in the words: “He is a slave to a sign who uses or worships a significant thing without knowing what it signifies.   But he who uses or venerates a useful sign divinely instituted whose signifying force he understands does not venerate what he sees and what passes away but rather that to which all such things are to be referred.  Such a man is spiritual and free, even during that time of servitude in which it is not yet opportune to reveal to carnal minds those signs under whose yoke they are to be tamed” (De Doctrina Christiana).  

The Fundamentalists who insist that the literal text of the Old Testament is the un-errored  word of God, insist that the earth is only 6,000 years old.   They reject the higher wisdom that teaches that the scriptures are an allegory that conveys inner spiritual truths of the mind and spirit in a series of forms and symbols, and they demand that Genesis be taught as historical truth.   Yet, even a casual examination of the facts by a high school student proves them wrong.   Then, the secular left uses this weak link to condemn the Bible as a whole, and thereby successfully undermines the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay.   Yet, what we have in Darwinism is grave error opposing gross ignorance of the manner in which the Old Testament and all scriptures are written -- thus, we have ignorance opposing ignorance.  

While Christianity has been relegated to the junk-heap in Europe -- which has permitted Islam to thrive -- in the United States the failings of the left have actually fed the religious right.   Because the left has created an environment where the only means to cure the rampant alcohol and drug addiction is through belief in the Jesus-god, the churches are overflowing with ex-addicts who are often incapable of embracing higher thought.   And while these people have found great strength and solace in their beliefs -- and have thus found healing from their addictions -- the very fact that they cling to a Fundamentalist interpretation of the Old Testament gives the left overwhelming ammunition to undermine genuine religious teachings.   So it becomes a vicious circle of people on both the left and the right who are incapable of even envisioning higher reality, undermining the very foundations of our culture by attacking the weaknesses of the opposing sides.    

The Gnostics Were Right: In an Orthodox Jewish community the study of Torah is a strength -- but in view of the fact that 95% of American Jews are non-Torah observant, most are Atheists, and they embrace every garden variety of immorality of the left, then in the lives of the majority of people the Old Testament is an anchor that shackles them to a gross misunderstanding of God and man's higher reality.   The people who come here are those who know intuitively that there is something more than what is embraced by either mainstream of Fundamentalist Christianity.   And we nourish them by assuring them that the God of Jesus has nothing in common with the counterfeit portrayal of God in the allegorical Old Testament -- i.e., the vengeful god that chooses one group of idol worshipers over all the peoples of the earth -- kills innocent men, women and children -- commands the people not to kill, and then is the first to break this commandment -- and judges the children of sinners to the third and fourth generation.  

In the allegorical text, in order to demonstrate to mankind God's absolute power and authority, it is observed that God often chose the most morally degenerate men to inherit the good.   King David, for example, was a murderer and an adulterer, as demonstrated by The New Unger's Bible Dictionary in their sighting under David for First Samuel 13:14: “How, ask some, could a man after God's own heart have murdered Uriah, seduced Bathsheba, and tortured the Ammonites? An extract from one who is not a too-indulgent critic of sacred characters expresses at once the common sense and the religious lesson of the whole matter. ‘David, the Hebrew king, had fallen into sins enough -- blackest crimes -- there was no want of sin. And, thereupon, the unbelievers sneer, and ask, ‘Is this your man according to God' s heart?’” (Carlyle, Heroes and Hero-worship, 1:277; from New Unger's Bible Dictionary, originally published by Moody Press of Chicago, Illinois.  Copyright (C) 1988).  

It would appear that God chose David -- a true sinner -- over Saul, because Saul possessed a conscience, and did not unmercifully wipe out his enemies, as seen where it is written under the heading of Saul: “But he disobeyed the divine injunction by taking alive Agag, the king, and sparing all the best of the cattle and all that was valuable, destroying only that which was despised and worthless. Instead of pursuing the campaign and finishing the destruction of the fugitives…” (New Unger's Bible Dictionary).   Thus, Saul failed in his mission -- which was to totally wipe out all the men, women, children, and everything that breathed among the enemies of Israel.

Anyone who believes that the Bible is literally true where it is written: “And the LORD our God delivered him over to us; so we defeated him, his sons, and all his people. We took all his cities at that time, and we utterly destroyed the men, women, and little ones of every city; we left none remaining” (Deut 2:33-34 NKJ); is simply unable to perceive the Divine Essence of God.   What does this killer of the innocent have in common with the Heavenly Father revealed by Jesus?   Absolutely nothing!    In the Clementine Homilies it is written: “Then Peter answered: Assuredly, with good reason, I neither believe anything against God, nor against the just men recorded in the law, taking for granted that they are impious imaginations. For, as I am persuaded, neither was Adam a transgressor, who was fashioned by the hands of God; nor was Noah drunken, who was found righteous above all the world; nor did Abraham live with three wives at once, who, on account of his sobriety, was thought worthy of a numerous posterity; nor did Jacob associate with four women - of whom two were sisters - who was the father of the twelve tribes, and who intimated the coining of the presence of our Master; nor was Moses a murderer, nor did he learn to judge from an idolatrous priest - he who set forth the law of God to all the world, and for his right judgment has been testified to as a faithful steward”  It was of these symbols that Origen said: “I believe that every man must hold these things for images, under which the hidden sense lies concealed”.    

So every source of wisdom declares that the literal text of the Old Testament is not literally true -- and yet, it is from this antiquated Mystery-religion text that the vast majority of people form their opinions and beliefs about God -- to their own spiritual demise.   Since the people are not initiates into the secret system, and are incapable of understanding the true meaning of the text, then from a spiritual perspective it would be best to discard it in the manner that the first Spiritual Christians did.   While the Old Testament is a source of knowledge to the few who understand the allegorical language, what is important with respect to the essential teachings for seekers to embrace, is already presented to us in the New Testament and such additional writings as the Gospel of the Nazirenes.

 

 

 

The Mystery Of The Books

With The Power To Deceive

 

It is the position of many Biblical researchers that most of the Old Testament comes from other, more ancient writings. Even Jewish writers admit that most of the Hebrew writings were merely taken freely from Sumerian, Babylonian, Egyptian, and even Greek sources. Horace Meyer Kallen, at one time a professor at the Jewish New School of Social Research, said that the Book of Job was lifted bodily from an early and obscure Greek play. Scientist and author Immanuel Velikovsky admitted that there are "many parallels" between the Vedic Hymns and the Books of Joel and Isaiah. Hebrew scholar Zecharia Sitchin claimed that the Book of Genesis is based on the Sumerian creation myth. The story of Noah comes from the Sumerian legend of Gilgamesh. The Psalms were taken word for word from Akhenaton's Hymns to the Sun, written 600 years earlier in Egypt. The Ten Commandments were taken wholly from the Egyptian Book of the Dead. And so on through the books of the Old Testament.

In our present time the vast majority of believers and non-believers are not only totally ignorant of the above reality, but fail to comprehend the reality of the very true words of the Zohar where it states: “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”.   And while Paul warns the people that the Old Testament is an allegory -- and the written word is not on untrue, but he portrays the written word as "...the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life" -- we can see the reality of these words in the world today in both believers misconceptions pertaining to God, and people's rejection of God based upon an ignorance of the allegorical manner in which the Old Testament is written.   And the results of this misconception is so grave, that the Zohar warns those who are under the delusion that they have read the Word of God: "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..."  

What is being said?   That those who read the Old Testament without knowing the secret code possessed only by initiates into the Jewish Mystery religion that requires a lifetime of study and dedication to master, will have so wasted their time on the study of the written word, that they will be deprived of the promise of entering into Life.   On the other hand, if you are a Jew, and you live in a Hasidic fully Torah observant community that studies Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism, only then will you be able to get a more correct perception of God and Higher Reality.    

Speaking of the ability of Simon Magus to deceive the people through the allegorical nature of the Old Testament, in the Clementine Homilies Peter warns:  “And with us, indeed, who have had handed down from our forefathers the worship of the God who made all things, and also the mystery of the books which are able to deceive, he will not prevail; but with those from amongst the Gentiles who have the polytheistic fancy bred in them, and who know not the falsehoods of the Scriptures, he will prevail much. And not only he; but if any other shall recount to those from among the Gentiles any vain, dreamlike, richly set out story against God, he will be believed, because from their childhood their minds are accustomed to take in things spoken against God. And few there shall be of them, as a few out of a multitude, who through ingenuousness shall not be willing so much as to hear an evil word against the God who made all things.   And to these alone from amongst the Gentiles it shall be vouchsafed to be saved. Let not any one of you, therefore, altogether complain of Simon, or of any one else; for nothing happens unjustly, since even the falsehoods of Scripture are with good reason presented for a test.”       

Notice the words in RED.  If those who are not initiated into the secret code of the allegory will be greatly deceived -- to the degree that the Kabbalah warns that they will be deprived of entering into Life -- then why would anyone in their right mind even promote such a system in our present time?   The deception is so rampant, and so all consuming, that the Spiritual Christians who were called Gnostics, rejected the Old Testament entirely, and began their scriptures with Yeshua after the resurrection.   Check out Pistis Sophia (see http://alchemy.nazirene.org/pistis1.htm ), and see for yourself.   They did this because so many people are deceived by the allegorical portrayals of God -- which is in reality the portrayal of the Left Hand of God which we often refer to as Satan -- that they wanted no part in promoting these antiquated scriptures of the ancient Jewish Mystery religion that Peter correctly portrays as the books that deceive.    

A truly important statement is made by Peter in the Clementine Homilies where it is written:  “Neither, therefore, are the Hebrews condemned on account of their ignorance of Jesus, by reason of Him who has concealed Him, if, doing the things commanded by Moses, they do not hate Him whom they do not know. Neither are those from among the Gentiles condemned, who know not Moses on account of Him who hath concealed him, provided that these also, doing the things spoken by Jesus, do not hate Him whom they do not know. And some will not be profited by calling the teachers lords, but not doing the works of servants. For on this account our Jesus Himself said to one who often called Him Lord, but did none of the things which He prescribed, ‘Why call ye me Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?’ For it is not saying that will profit any one, but doing. By all means, therefore, is there need of good works. Moreover, if any one has been thought worthy to recognize both as preaching one doctrine, that man has been counted rich in God, understanding both the old things as new in time, and the new things as old.”  

Those very few who possess the depth of insight to be able to pierce beneath the garb of the allegorical text of the Old Testament, know that there is absolutely no difference between what is written in the Old and New Testaments -- with the exception that the New presents a more realistic portrayal of God and what is expected of man in his search for the Kingdom within.   Prior to the fourth century, many Christians did not even use the Old Testament because of its power to deceive -- and the Old Testament was used by the Church of Constantine as a means to promote their violence against their opponents.   How could they kill in the name of the God of Jesus who required all men to turn the other cheek?  They could not!   So they drew their image of God out of the literal text of the allegorical Old Testament, and worshiped the Left Hand of God.  

In our present time there are groups who call themselves Nazarenes who are born again Pharisees who desire to build the third temple and begin to sacrifice animals in accord with the literal text of the Old Testament.   These people are thoroughly deceived by these ancient Mystery religion writings that can only be understood by initiates of the system.   The Jehovah's Witnesses, Evangelical Christians, and other groups all derive their perception of God from the Old Testament -- to their own spiritual demise.   Peter states to his disciple Clement: "...Let not any one of you, therefore, altogether complain of Simon, or of any one else; for nothing happens unjustly, since even the falsehoods of Scripture are with good reason presented for a test.”   The test is that those who hold unworthy ideas pertaining to God, and fail to live in accord with the Royal Law, are themselves banished from the Kingdom and the Knowledge of the Truth.   So why would I want to begin with writings that are a source of spiritual deception?   And this is why though I understand the inner meaning of the allegory, I rarely quote the Old Testament.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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The Gospel Of Thomas

The Gospel of Thomas proclaims a unique and very different message from the current "accepted" New Testament Gospels. In contrast to the way in which he is now portrayed, Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas performs no physical miracles, reveals no fulfillment of prophecy, announces no apocalyptic kingdom, and dies for no one's sins. Instead, Jesus provides insight and wisdom and offers a way of salvation through the understandings of his teachings and words. The readers of the Gospel of Thomas are invited to discover within themselves the way of salvation, by interpreting the cryptic and enigmatic "hidden sayings" of the living Jesus.  While modern Christians might be offended by the spiritual concept that one must possess knowledge in order to receive salvation, what they fail to realize is the acquisition of knowledge is in fact the very essence of New Covenant thought.  The whole of both the Gospel message, as well as the Apostle Paul's doctrine that man is saved by Faith, is based upon the threefold nature of man (physical, soul, spirit) and the indwelling Kingdom of God (see Luke 17:20-21).  

Pistis Sophia

Pistis Sophia is actually a series of fragments, not a complete book. It is almost a catalogue of Gnostic works that were so persecuted that only fragments of them exist in the modern world. The works that make up Pistis Sophia were banned by the Roman Church. It is said that the Nag Hammedi Library, a collection of Gnostic holy books was discovered in 1948, fleshes out the fragments that make up Pistis Sophia.   The Pistis Sophia is a spiritual work that often reveals the inner meaning of the symbols used in the traditional New Testament.  Quoting the word: Jesus chose the Twelve before He came into the world. He chose twelve powers, receiving them from the twelve Saviors of the Light-Treasure. When He descended into the world, He cast them as sparks into the wombs of their mothers, that the whole world might be saved -- Pistis Sophia.

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Shepherd Of Hermas

If it is true that the Shepherd of Hermas was the most widely accepted and used Book by the earliest of non-Jewish followers of Jesus, then it is also true that what Jesus taught has very little in common with what Christians believe today.   And if this is true, then the Atheist and non-believers who oppose Christianity, do not find fault and oppose what Jesus taught -- but rather, the manmade doctrines of the Church of Constantine that came into existence in the fourth century (see The Death Of the Religion of Jesus).   Every believer and non-believer has the ability to prove the Truth beyond any doubt whatsoever by virtue of their own spiritual experiences.   And while it is true that the modern believer has alienated themselves to the Truth by virtue of the adoption of manmade beliefs and doctrine, those unbelievers who oppose them are equally imbued with error.   And while each individual has the ability to prove the Truth for themselves, the Laws that control this world would inhibit them from revealing this Higher Truth to either the body of believers, or their unbelieving brothers and sisters.   Therefore, being able to point out the error of others does not in and of itself constitute Truth, because both the believer and unbeliever dwell in a divided reality where each possesses valid facts that are rejected by their opposites, each remains equally in error!   Most believers need what many unbelievers possess, and most unbelievers have been themselves alienated from the Higher Truths by virtue of the same government secular forces that ruled the Church for over a thousand years.   

Essene Gospel Of Peace

In the same way that the Roman Church attempted to conceal the sexual abuse of young children for the sake of the institution, it would be truly difficult to explain why many of the core beliefs that were suppressed while Christianity was under the direct control of the Roman Imperial Government, was not re-established once the church became free.  How can the church at this late date reveal to the faithful flock that such truths as the pre-existent soul that evolves to perfection (Mt 5:48) over the course of many lives (transmigration/reincarnation), was removed from Christian doctrine by a Roman Emperor (see http://www.nazirene.org/secret_doctrine.htm#reincarnation )?  How can the church admit that doing no harm to any living creature was a commandment of Jesus to those who would be his followers -- that they were vegetarians (see http://watcher.nazirene.org/watcher4.htm#vegetarian ) -- and would not even consider someone who ate the flesh of slain beasts to be a follower of Christ?  How could the church at this late date admit that within us is the True Temple of God, and whatever exists outwardly in this world with respect to the church is merely at best a portal that serves as an entrance point into the indwelling Kingdom (Luke 17:20-21)?   They cannot!  And in the manner of the cover-up of the pedophile priests, these truths are best concealed from the masses -- for the sake of the church.  

Book Of Enoch

Christians will rightfully ask: Why would I want to read the Book of Enoch?  The reason is that hidden within the text of Enoch is the knowledge of the Laws that inhibit our access into the Kingdom that Jesus taught is within us (Luke 17:20-21).   While there is very little in Enoch that is literally/historically accurate, the message within the symbolism of the text is of such a profound reality, that the code to comprehending the secret wisdom it concealed was kept by the Essenes by virtue of a sworn oath not to reveal to those who were not worthy of the Sacred Knowledge.   An Essene would sooner die, than to betray the wisdom of the Sacred Knowledge of the Laws of God.  Among the reasons why a modern Christian would want to read the Books of Enoch is this: Perhaps because they took to heart the words of biblical scholar A. Powell Davies: “Biblical scholars”, he writes, ”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).  Then again, perhaps they became disturbed by the words of Prof. John Allegro in is book, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of Christianity, where he writes: “It is a fact that the Qumran Library has profoundly affected the study of the Johannine writings and many longheld conceptions have had to be radically revised.  No longer can John be regarded as the most Hellenistic of the Evangelists; his gnosticism, and the whole framework of his thought is seen now to spring directly from a Jewish sectarianism rooted in palestinian soil, and his material recognized as founded in the earliest layers of Gospel traditions.”  The very idea that the authors of our scriptures were Gnostic -- i.e., concealing the true meaning within the body of the text in a system of code that could only be deciphered by one who was versed in the system of Gnostic secrets and thought -- should frighten the modern Christian.  One of the fundamental truths that the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls has demonstrated to us today is the defectiveness of what we believe with respect to Christian foundings -- as well as our grave misconception regarding the commonly held idea that the time of the Old Covenant was before Jesus -- and that what was called the Old Covenant was replaced by the New Covenant which was inaugurated by Jesus.   In fact, one of the profound realities many of our experts today have begun to understand, is that nothing could be farther from the truth.   When Edmund Wilson, an expert who worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls asked 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), the defectiveness of our commonly held ideas was immediately brought to light.   Moreover, what some of our experts have now come to suspect is that the primary difference between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant has absolutely nothing to do with their choice of biblical testaments -- bur rather, is founded upon the manner of thinking of the people, and the means by which a believer is to receive the revelation of God.  

 

The Gospel of Philip

At this link is both the Patterson Brown translation, and in the color brown is the  Welsey W. Isenburg translation.   On reading each of the translations separately, I realized that each often augmented the understanding of the other, and both helped in understanding the soul and spiritual meaning of the written word.   The Patterson Brown translation is still accessing the interlinear and notes off of the MetaLogos  web site.  

The Cult Of The

Worship Of Mary Magdalene

 

Gnosticism is embodied in the words of the Gospel of Thomas:  "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".   When Valentinus, perhaps the most recognized Gnostic, stated that the vast majority of people cannot achieve salvation or permanence, let me pose the question: Is this because they are ignorant of historical people such as Mary Magdalene?   In the Gospel of Light which is attributed to him, there is not even one mention of Mary -- or any other historical person -- making reference to Jesus as having come to teach men how to receive the Sacred Gnosis of the Inner Kingdom.   Has those modern pseudo-neo-Gnostics who promote the cult of the worship of Mary Magdalene ever asked the question: What knowledge of even the most secret historical account, would bestow upon the hearer eternal life?   Valentinus stated that the people of this world cannot achieve salvation, because they are imbued with  "hyleticism" -- which is the worship of the material.   Even among seekers, salvation could not be achieved, because they are imbued with "psychism" -- which he portrayed as the sickness of abstract intellectualism and moralizing.    The word abstract is of great importance, because it denotes theoretical and non-experiential knowledge from direct Inner Sources.   Only through the  "pneuma" -- i.e., the knowledge of one's own inner soul and spiritual nature, can one achieve salvation and permanence.    And from a purely Christian perspective, if you do as Jesus Commanded -- live the life he ordained, and embrace the mindset of in the world and not of it -- then you will be able to receive the Divine Gnosis of the Inner Kingdom.   Thus, speaking of this inner source of Gnosis, Peter speaks of the True Prophet, and proclaims to his disciple Clement in the Homilies: “Hence, O beloved Clementif 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”.

Unity Of Mind - Science Proves Religion

The Bible teaches that parallel realms exist. Jesus taught that a Disciple of TheWay could enter the Kingdom while still alive in the body. Hebrew/Christian Mystics have long witnessed to what modern science now confirms - that we can enter the Kingdom, and thereby fulfill Paul's Commandment to prove all things. For Genuine Christians, blind belief is a thing of the past, because it is within their ability to prove their beliefs! Atheists no longer have an excuse, because their own science has proven that man has the ability to prove the existence of God by virtue of their own spiritual experiences. Learn how to go beyond the limitations of Church doctrine. Discover how science can strengthen religious faith, and how evolution does not contradict Christian teaching, but rather, reflects God?s creative hand among us.

 

Jesus Was A Mystic

Jesus was a Mystic, and he taught his disciples how to walk the spiritual path known as TheWay. Paul warned that man in his natural state cannot know the Truth. The True Church is Spiritual, and can only be entered by spiritual men and women who dedicate and surrender their lives to the teachings of Jesus and TheWay.  Everyone else embraces error -- institutionalized error -- in church, school and every other aspect of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In the recently discovered Gospel of Thomas it is written: (12) The disciples said to Jesus, "We know that you will depart from us. Who is to be our leader?" Jesus said to them, "Wherever you are, you are to go to James the righteous, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being."   So to once again restore the teachings of TheWay which is today known as Christianity, the Lord has sent Jacob/James, the Brother of Yeshua/Jesus, back into the world in order to guide the faithful flock into the Truth, the Light, and the Kingdom within (Luke 17:20-21).   It is there that my brother Yeshua/Jesus awaits you.

The above warning with respect to the predicted corruption of Yeshua's teachings is further stated in the first century writings known today as the Clementine Recognitions where it is written: "Our Lord and Prophet, who hath sent us, declared to us that the wicked one, having disputed with Him forty days, and having prevailed nothing against Him, promised that he would send apostles from amongst his subjects, to deceive.  Wherefore, above all, remember to shun apostle or teacher or prophet who does not first accurately compare his preaching with that of James, who was called the brother of my Lord, and to whom was entrusted to administer the church of the Hebrews in Jerusalem, — and that even though he come to you with witnesses: lest the wickedness which disputed forty days with the Lord, and prevailed nothing, should afterwards, like lightning falling from heaven upon the earth, send a preacher to your injury, as now he has sent Simon upon us, preaching, under pretense of the truth, in the name of the Lord, and sowing error. Wherefore He who hath sent us, said, ‘Many shall come to me in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. By their fruits ye shall know them.’" 

Again it is warned by Clement: "Wherefore observe the greatest caution, that you believe no teacher, unless he bring from Jerusalem the testimonial of James the Lord’s brother, or of whosoever may come after him. For no one, unless he has gone up thither, and there has been approved as a fit and faithful teacher for preaching the word of Christ, — unless, I say, he brings a testimonial thence, is by any means to be received. But let neither prophet nor apostle be looked for by you at this time, besides us. For there is one true Prophet, whose words we twelve apostles preach"

As predicted, the ministers of Satan have succeeded in altering the teachings of my brother Yeshua, and continue to lead many into the abyss of darkness.   But have no fear my brothers and sisters, for the teachings of TheWay has been restored so that you might be able to overcome the darkness, and enter the Kingdom of Light within you (Luke 17:20-21). 

 

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The Brother Of Yeshua/Jesus: 2000 years ago I lived as Jacob who many call James, and I was known as the Brother of Yeshua and the first leader of the New Covenant movement of TheWay which is today known as Christianity.  I was sent back into the world to restore the teachings of my brother Yeshua to their original spiritual essence, and to guide you in TheWay that is "narrow" so you will be able to open the "strait gate" within you and enter the Kingdom that Yeshua declared must be attained through the second birth.  
 

The Ebionite HomePage: If you call yourself a Christian, Jew, Messianic believer, Evyonim, Nazarene or Muslim, then it is imperative that you learn of the Ebionites who are True Spiritual Israel -- They are the Poor Ones to the ways and thinking of this world -- The Ebionites were the Israelites of the Nazirene Vow They are/were the Genuine Disciples of Yeshua/Jesus who are in the world and not of it!   
 

The Nazirene HomePage: The original spiritual teachings of Yeshua/Jesus as practiced by the people of The Way who where known historically as the Essenes, Ebionites, and Nazirenes. The teachings of The Way are Spiritual -- and provide a means to open the "strait gate" into the Kingdom while still physically alive in the body/vessel.  
 

The Tree Of Life - Divine Marriage: The Primary Objective of Life is to be nourished by the Fruit of the Sacred Tree Of Life.  But few seekers have any understanding of how this nourishment must be brought about and accomplished.   
 

The Outer Darkness And Plato's Cave Of Illusions: Jesus taught that those who fail to put on the Wedding Garment and come to TheCall of the Wedding Feast, are thrown into what the Gospel portrays as the "outer darkness" -- which, when rightly understood, parallels that of the analogy of Plato's Cave of Illusions -- and because our modern culture possesses absolutely no understanding of the implications, it can be stated that modern man dwells in abject ignorance and intellectual poverty.   Why?   Because we fail to understand the great wisdom in the statement in the Gospel of Thomas: (5) Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you..."  And in our failure to understand the nature and reality of what we see, we remain drowning in a sea of confusion.    
 

The Master Index:  The Index of Nazirene Ebionite web sites and the Original Teachings of TheWay  
 

Jesus pays particular attention and importance to Children who are often referred to as the "little ones".  Unless Christians "turn about", and become as a little child, they cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven (Mt 18:3; 19:14).   But this provokes the question: What does it mean to "turn about", and become as a child?   Virtually no modern Christian would be able to answer this question today.   Why?   Not only has the Gospels been corrupted, but the suppression of the teachings on the children can be proven by any Christian, using any version of the scriptures. If it is true that the teachings on the children were corrupted and suppressed, then how many other important teachings also suppressed?   Will the modern Christian be held accountable for the teachings in the Gospels which were altered from their original context -- and even removed -- in order to make the scriptures support the man-made dogma of Pagan Rome?   And if this is true -- that the Gospels were corrupted by the later Church in order to make them support the man-made dogma of the Church -- will the modern Christian be held accountable for the requirement set forth by Jesus in the original teachings?

 
 

Original Gospel Sacraments: The Sacraments that are practiced and observed in the Christian Churches today have very little in common with the Original Sacraments instituted by Jesus.   Without putting on the required Wedding Garment, and being nourished by the Eucharist of the Divine Manna that can only be imparted to the seeker/disciple by and in the direct Spiritual Presence of the Son of God while in the Kingdom, the believer will continue to dwell in what Jesus portrayed as the Far Country and Outer Darkness of Mind and Being -- unable to comprehend the Higher Mysteries of the Kingdom -- and unable to attain the subsequent stage of Birth that enables the seeker/disciple to gain entrance into the Kingdom, and inherit the Promise of Entering into Life.  
 

The Gospel teachings of Jesus which were originally known as the teachings of TheWay (The Way), have within itself all levels from entry-level to a high and mature expression of spirituality.   And while the entry-level is based upon faith and belief, the higher levels of spiritual maturity embody a Wholistic mindset and lifestyle necessary to transform the body-mind into a Living Temple that enables the Spiritual Christian to fully embrace the Pattern of the Christ, by symbolically picking up their own cross and travailing in TheWay in Imitation of the man Jesus.   Thus, while the entry-level Christian has few requirements other than faith and belief, the more Advanced Spiritual Christian has many requirements that enables him/her to fulfill the adage to be in the world and not of it.   The Original teachings of Jesus and TheWay was a system of Spiritual Advancement that brought about Wholeness.  

 
 

Know Thyself: Jesus declared in the Gospel of Thomas: "...But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty".   It is for this reason that the second-century Church Father Clement of Alexandria said that it is  “…the greatest of all lessons to know one's self.  For if one knows himself, he will know God; and knowing God, he will be made like God… and that man becomes God, since God so wills”.   When God, in the words of St. Nazianzen, no longer is an “object of wonder”, but rather an “object of desire” -- and we, desiring to be purified from the defilements of this world, make ourselves fit vessels for the Lord to indwell, the Spirit, according to St. Nazianzen, reveals to us our true nature, and the revelation of this manifest Sacred Knowledge makes “us like God; so that when we have thus become like Himself, God may, to use a bold expression, hold converse with us as Gods, being united to us, and that perhaps to the same extent as He already knows those who are known to Him”.  St. Nazianzen then writes that “the Divine Nature then is boundless and hard to understand” by those who are yet carnal and think as natural beings of this world.    
 

The Ten Words:  That restores the teachings of Jesus and TheWay to their original spiritual environment.  A massive article covering every aspect of the religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.    
 

An Inconvenient Truth: One of the most important articles that have been written and exist in our present time -- in spite of those who attempt to censor and inhibit the modern seeker from having access to the Truth and TheWay.   Written by an Original Author of the Gospels, this article reveals what modern authorities will at any cost, censor and suppress.   Why?   Because as counterfeit shepherds, they are carnal and totally earth-bound in their thinking.   Being carnal and spiritually disenfranchised, they don't at all understand -- or possess the knowledge of -- the Great Spiritual Truths revealed in this article.   
 

Reincarnation, The Key To Christianity: The only eyewitness account written by an Elder in the original Ebionite Community portraying the Death of Christianity -- The Religion of Jesus and the Original Teachings of TheWay.   Because the Emperor of Rome hunted down and murdered the Original Spiritual Christians and all those who opposed the corruption of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay, the Christian world itself has been cast into a Spiritual Diaspora from which it has yet to emerge.  
 

The Church Of The AntiChrist: The Apostle Paul predicted that the Church which portrays itself as Christian, will install the Anti-Christ as the leader of the Church, and the Christian world will worship Satan in place of God.   While the Christian world dwells under the deceptive belief that they freed themselves from the paganism of Rome in the Reformation, the leaders of the Reformation did not at all understand the reality of a purely Spiritual Religion where the objective was to be be in the world and not of it -- using the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge to gain entrance into the Kingdom while still in the body-vessel -- in many respects the reactionary dogma contrived by Martin Luther and the other leaders of the Reformation had the effect of further imprisoning the Church in the abyss of abject carnal ignorance.   
 

The Bible itself openly rejects and condemns the tenets of belief promoted by the Church.   What is demonstrated is the fact that the vast majority of Christians neither understand the Bible -- and those who do read it, do so through the filter of their dogma and beliefs.   re are 10 words that were altered from their original context in the New Testament that have the power to re-establish the essence of the teachings of Yeshua which was known as TheWay.   These 10 words demonstrate conclusively that the text of the New Testament has been altered and corrupted in order to make it support the doctrines of the Pagan Roman/Greek world.   These 10 words further demonstrate that the essence of the teachings of Yeshua has little in common with the Christian religion today.   In fact, these 10 wordsare to Christianity what the 10 Commandments were to Judaism -- i.e., the foundation from which every other aspect of the religion springs forth! These 10 words prove the Ebionites correct, and modern Christianity which is founded upon 4th century Roman doctrines to be in error.  These 10 words prove that without a return to the essence of Yeshua's original teachings, modern Christians are neither saved, nor do they have the salvation they erroneously believe they do.   
 

The Consecrated Life is the Path that leads to Wholeness -- and this Wholeness can only be brought about when the teachings of Yeshua/Jesus and TheWay becomes a mindset and lifestyle that develops the person and brings them to Completion.   In the parable of the prodigal son, the experiences in what is portrayed as the Far Country develops the son -- enables him to prevail and to rule over himself -- and it is this state of Completion within himself that permits him to return to the Edenic Kingdom of the Father.   Each and every person is presently evolving to this state of Completion and Wholeness in the Omega of Perfection, that will permit them to return to their True Source of Being.  
 

The Key Of Knowledge: When Jesus condemned the leaders of the Jews as blind guides, it was because they threw away the Key Of Knowledge.   In the fourth century of our Common Era, the Church of Rome in like manner threw away the Key Of Knowledge -- causing the Christian world to become lost and wandering in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of Mind and Being.    
 

The Tree Of Life: After eating the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Duality (aka Tree Of Knowledge Of Good And Evil), the statement was made in the allegorical account of Genesis: "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever" (Gen 3:22-23).  Thus, the objective of life is to become nourished by the fruit of the Tree of Life -- i.e., "'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God'" (Rev 2:7).   And respecting the Tree of Life it is written: "Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations" (Rev 22:1-2).   With the final statement pertaining to the eating of the fruit of the Tree of Life in order to gain entrance to what is often portrayed as Spiritual Jerusalem in the words: "Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates" (Rev 22:14).  The problem is seen in the fact that after suppressing the higher spiritual knowledge of Jesus and TheWay, modern seekers have no idea what the Tree of Life is, or how to be nourished by its fruit.    
 

The Light Of Yeshua -- The Messianic Nazirene Disciple of TheWay: While many teach that believers are saved by faith, the journey of the disciple of Yeshua is one of absolute dedication to The Way. The disciple who becomes a brother to Yeshua must live as he lived, and become a Nazirene who is consecrated and wholly set apart as they walk the Narrow Way, enter into the Kingdom through the Strait Gate, and learn directly from the L-rd -- the One Rabbi and Teacher of the Mysteries of G-d.  
 

Divine Strategery: How God Fools Mankind - Keeping Him Ignorant Of The Truth: Strategery has become synonymous with when what is portrayed as simple, simpleminded, or even self-evident, is able to dupe and thwart an opposing force that perceives itself to be either superior, or to suppose they know the answers.   Divine Strategery is how God fools all the religious leaders of this world who think they doctrinally know God -- all the would-be teachers and philosophers of this world who think they Know Truth -- all the Atheists and those who criticize and denounce the existence of God by virtue of their limited perception and understanding -- and all the people in this world who think they understand the purpose of life and the world in which we presently dwell.  As prodigal sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father, if the people in this life knew the answers, then the learning experience of God's SchoolHouse of this world would not effectively evolve us to become true Brothers and Sisters of our Elder Brother Yeshua/Jesus.  Therefore, in order to insure that each of us is immersed in the necessary learning experience that this life offers, all people are equally fooled into thinking they know, in order for them to be manipulated into embracing a higher agenda that is beyond their ability to even imagine.   Thus, Divine Strategery!!!

 
 
 

Reincarnation - The Key To Christianity And The The Pre-Existent Soul of Mankind: Jesus taught the reality of the pre-existent soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes. The Church adheres to the doctrine and theology of a Circus Prostitute and a Roman Emperor who maintained absolute control over what Christians were permitted to believe! Christians continue to cling to the theology of this Circus Prostitute today - rejecting the teachings of Jesus, while adhering to the doctrines of Pagan Rome. The mass confusion of an uncountable number of sects today, is the direct result of the void which was brought about when this foundational concept was removed from both the Bible, as well as Christian doctrine. The doctrinal quagmire which was brought about with the removal of this foundational teaching, obstructs Christians growth and maturity beyond the entry-level simple faith. Because they adhere to the corrupted doctrines of men, modern Christians can't inherit the Biblical Promise of entering the Kingdom and Life.

 
 

It was said of the Church Father Origen by St. Gregory of Nyssa that he was “the prince of Christian learning in the Third Century” -- and the Encyclopedia Britannica calls him “…the most prominent of all the church fathers”.  But how did he become the man that St. Jerome considered to be “the greatest teacher of the Church after the Apostles”?   According to the soul who lived as Origen, he had previously lived as the disciple and scribe of Jacob who people call James, who was the Brother of Jesus.   And from that life with Jacob, he learned to write scriptures in Hebrew Characters, and he worked on the original source scriptures which has since come to be called the New Testament scriptures of the Bible.   On his web site, Emmanuel Pohorecki reveals not only the accounts of the many lifetimes that he has lived, but also his own journey into the presence of his soul-self -- i.e., his true self who is the Being of Light.   And once again Emmanuel has demonstrated that you don't need to physically die to communicate with, and enter into the presence of your soul-self who is the Being of Light in the Near Death Experience.   And in his soon to be completed article on the Journey of the Soul and Visions from his Higher Self, he will write about what his soul-self has taught him while in the Realm of Souls.   Emmanuel provides other important insights in man's higher reality with his account of his life with Fr. Francis, as a Native American, and as one of the Constitutional Founding Fathers of the United States.  
 

The Long Island Mystic and Nazirene Disciple of TheWay: The Organizational HomePage of The Nazirene -- the Long Island Mystic, Evangelical Minister, and Prophet of TheWay -- who God bestowed upon him the gift of the recall of his previous life as a Disciple and Brother of Messiah/Christ -- and thus has re-entered this world at the present time in order to restore the Spiritual Essence and Teachings of his Master, Yeshua/Jesus. The Kingdom is within! And we must sojourn the narrow path of TheWay, enter the "strait gate" to the Inner Spiritual Temple, while still alive in the physical body.  Thus, modern Christians have misunderstood the words of Yeshua -- he never said that we must physically die to enter the Edenic Kingdom of Origination -- but rather, we must die to the culture, mindset and ways of this world in order to enter the Kingdom!   
 

Being Of Light: Who are we?  What are we? From where have we come?  What is our destiny?  To the demise of those who read these words, only a handful of people today can answer these all-important crucial questions correctly! The rest dwell under the cloud of unknowing -- and if you think you are the person whose reflection you see in the mirror, then you are a stranger to your true self and have made yourself part of the illusion of this world. With great wisdom Yeshua/Jesus is quoted in The Books of the Savior, also known as Pistis Sophia (Faith-Wisdom): "Do not cease seeking day or night, and do not let yourselves relax until you have found all the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Light, which will purify you and make you into Pure Light and lead you into the Kingdom of Light."  
 

Gospel of the Nazirenes -- Gospel Of Light: What did the Gospels look like before being edited and re-written by the Church of Rome? What were the original beliefs of the first followers of Yeshua? You will be astonished when you read a surviving text of The Gospel of the Nazirenes which was hidden away from the corrupters of the Roman Church. Are you ready for a truly enlightening experience?  
 

The Orthodox Corruption of the Scriptures: Was the Bible rewritten? Prof. Nestle writes: "Learned men, so called Correctores were, following the church meeting at Nicea 325 AD, selected by the church authorities to scrutinize the sacred texts and rewrite them in order to correct their meaning in accordance with the views which the church had just sanctioned." To ignore the facts is to alienate oneself from the Living Word of God  
 

The Suppressed Teachings On Children: "And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them, and said, Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven" (Mat 18: 2-3).  Because the important teachings on children were removed from the Gospels, it remains virtually impossible for the modern believer to gain entrance into the Inner Kingdom  
 

What Happened To Zackarias? Because the mainstream of Christians can't even begin to answer the question as to what happened to Zackarias?  It remains impossible for them to understand the true reality of the scriptures -- or why the religion of the pre-Nicene Church Fathers was very different than the dogma preached from the pulpits today.   And while the missing account of Zackarias can be easily proven today, the fact that the modern Christians ignores the facts and the truth has had the effect of disenfranchising them from the Kingdom they have been commanded to seek out.  
 

Things Christians Never Tell Jews About The New Testament: Many Jews have been misinformed when they have been warned by Christians that if they don't believe and come to Jesus, they will not inherit salvation and eternal life. Part of this is an error of ignorance -- i.e., because their Christian forefathers were adulterous, and defiled their own covenant with the Lord in the manner of the Jews when they worshiped other gods, they have yet to recover from their spiritual temple being plundered and ravished by the unclean and dark forces of this world. They therefore have lost their own way, and no longer can come into the Presence of the Lord. The Facts: Both Christians and the Jews they have persecuted, condemned, and even murdered over the past two thousand years will be shocked by what they will read herein! What they will learn is a fact that has long confused many sincere students of the New Testament scriptures -- scriptures which are very Jewish in origin -- and because of their very mystical Jewish essence, has long confounded the non-Jews who have championed the Gospel message. To their own undoing, most Christians ignore their own theologians and biblical scholars who have attempted to warn them that the scriptures are paradoxical -- i.e., that in all theological positions there exists two lines of seemingly opposite and conflicting truths presented to the reader -- and those who accept one truth while ignoring the other, will themselves fall into heresy by falling into grave sectarian error with respect to the true meaning of the Gospel message. Thus, those who maintain that there is no salvation apart from belief in the historical Jesus in the manner of modern Christian doctrine, have themselves fallen into the trap of heresy that the very first followers of Jesus warned believers not to fall into! And while it is true that these sectarian vicars of the Church can prove their position by using the scriptures, it is further true that their own scriptures also contain another line of truth that presents an entirely different picture than what the Church has portrayed to the world -- a picture where the opposite is also true.  
 

The Sower And The Seed: Unless you become the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower And The Seed, it will remain impossible for you to comprehend the true spiritual meaning of the Gospel and the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom of God.  
 

The Secret Doctrine Of Christianity: In the approximate year of 178 of our Common Era, Celsus, the Epicurean Philosopher and opponent of Christianity published a rather embarrassing work in opposition to Christianity known as The True Word or Discourse. It is said that this work was widely published and used by the Pagan world as an attack on the Church. In examination of this document, the modern Christian must initially ask: Who today would accuse the Christian Church of being a “secret system”? No one -- because the Church today has lost its spiritual essence -- and is a mere shadow of its former self over the first three centuries of its existence. Therefore, it is important for us to recognize that such an allegation would be unheard of in our present time.  
 

The Enigma Of The Shepherd Of Hermas: Even though it is said of the Shepherd of Hermas that it was "...the most popular books, if not the most popular book, in the Christian Church during the second, third, and fourth centuries...", it remains unknown to the modern Church. Why? Why was the book that is representative of the core Gospel of the earliest Church, no longer is use today? Because while Hermas reflected the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay, it would be deemed heresy by the modern Church. And when rightly understood, the fact of the matter is that it is impossible for the modern believer, critic, biblical expert or scholar to in any manner understand the message that Hermas bears. Which means that if the Shepherd of Hermas was indeed the most popular scripture in the Gentile Church over the first three centuries, then it can rightly be stated that the modern Church has virtually nothing in common with the pre-Nicene Gentile Church.  
 

Divine Manna:  "To him who overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna" (Rev 2:8-17).  "My People Are Destroyed For Lack Of Knowledge Because You Have Rejected Knowledge, I Reject You..." (Hosea 4:6).   "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).  "Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit" (1 Thes 4:8 NIV)  
 

Gospel Of Thomas:  These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.  And he said, "Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death."  Jesus said, "Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All."  
 

The Gate Of Eden: Why were the Nazirene/Ebionites vegetarian?  Why did they live in accordance with the precepts of the Torah/Law?  Why did they live separate and apart from both Jews and Christians?  The answer is very simple: The Gate of Eden is within us, and if we fail to enter therein while we are still physically alive in the body, we will have failed in our opportunity to enter into Life.  And while it can be countered that we are saved by our belief in Messiah/Christ, faith, or the blood of the lamb, the truth is that if we were truly faithful disciples of TheWay, that we would experience the opening of the inner door and the Kingdom coming within us.  The GateOfEden article explores all aspects of the need to pick up one's own cross and follow the narrow path that leads to the inner gate to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination.  
 

What was the Mysteries of the Gospel that Jesus revealed only to the inner core of disciples?   While teaching the multitude of the people only in parables?    "And the disciples came and said to Him, Why do You speak to them in parables? He answered and said to them, Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given" (Matt 13:10-11 NKJ).   As someone who was there, at the time, what is presented in this article is not only far beyond the understanding of any book that you could read, or teacher you could seek out.   what is presented in this article will force you to re-evaluate everything that you thought you knew about both yourself, and the very purpose of life as you think you understand it.   And even more revealing than the three major lies of Judaism, Christianity and Islam that inhibits the people from understanding the foundational essence of all three religions, is an examination of both the lies and profound truths of the emerging scientific world which is for the most part ignored by our cultural icons, because the findings of modern quantum physics confirms the visionary truths of the Mystics which the religious and intellectual worlds have long censored from the common understanding.   
 

Epistle Of Light - Epistle Of James To Pope John Paul II: 2000 years ago I lived as Jacob the brother of Jesus known as James. I was sent back to bring about the restoration of the Church, and the within letter to Pope John Paul is important for you to read and forward. The pope has the power to bring peace on earth if he releases certain early Christian documents that are in his possession. Jesus is calling out to you to help make the truth known! Will you hear the call?  
 

Light Of Yeshua: The Essence of Messianic Judaism and being Spiritually Torah Observant.  Many Messianic Jews attempt to embrace traditional Christian doctrine with a Jewish facade in an attempt to convert other Jews to a quasi-form of Jewish-Christianity with a Pagan foundation. In view of the fact that the original followers of Yeshua are historically described as “…rejected from one religion as apostates, and from the other as heretics” (Gibbon: Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, v.1, p.416), this conversion to Jewish-Christianity would be a grave error.  
 

The Cross And The Seat Belt: The only mean by which mankind can move beyond his present limitations and struggles with the unknown, is to gain access to the Source of what he observes and interacts with in the world which is in what the mystic and scientist affirm as being the (Etheric) Field that surrounds all matter that we observe with our physical senses.   But to accomplish this, man must develop ways to effectively use his suppressed Intuitive spheres of mind.   Which means that to even begin to tap into the unseen Source, we must move beyond our traditional behaviors, mindset and perception of reality, and begin to embrace untraditional ways that permit the development and use of our suppressed Intuitive facilities of mind.   If what man presently portrays as accidents, can indeed be perceived prior to the event taking place -- and thus, be avoided -- then we will have eliminated the massive suffering and even death that is the result of these episodes of human existence.   And therefore, if the witness of both the Mystic and the emerging scientific evidence is true -- and reality must he sought in the unseen (Etheric) Field as the Source of all events that transpire -- then it becomes imperative for man to begin to develop and evolve those Intuitive spheres of mind that has been abandoned and left atrophied by the linear-only elements of our modern culture.  
 

How Did Jesus Become The Son Of God? It is a widely accepted doctrine among Christians today that the disciples and Ebionite Nazirene followers did not comprehend the true nature of Jesus, because they did not proclaim that he was God -- as did the later Gentile converts.   Yet, just the opposite is true -- i.e., the vast majority of Romans and Greeks were too pagan and heathen in their thinking and mindset, to understand the higher spiritual concepts that Jesus and his disciples revealed to mankind.   Even today the problem remains with respect to our inability to understand why Jesus was different than we are. Because Christians cling to the doctrines of Rome, they are unable to answer many important foundational questions that would permit their thinking to evolve beyond what Paul portrayed as the entry-level doctrines of the simple faith that are elementary in their understanding. And while Paul warns that the "natural" (organic) mind of man is incapable of understanding the higher reality of the soul and the Inner Kingdom  -- warning that committed and baptized believers will reject the Mysteries of God as utter "foolishness" -- yet, the modern Church to their own destruction continues to ignore this all-important warning. What enabled Jesus to perform miracles? What enabled him to be able to communicate with the Father? Surely, we conclude, he could not have been a normal man. Therefore, we arrive at the only possible answer from our very limited perspective and conclude that the Jewish disciples and earliest followers of Jesus must have been wrong, and he had to have been God to know all that he knew, and be able to do all that he did. Thus, the flaw in the thinking of the Church is in their inability to envision and comprehend the manner in which mankind grows and evolves to a state of spiritual maturity -- how man, the prodigal son, who was created in the image and likeness of God, his Heavenly Father, begins to take on all the attributes of his Creator and Parent. In not understanding the process by which each of us embraces our eventual destiny, we worship instead of imitating the pattern that Yeshua/Jesus provided for all the prodigal sons and daughters of the Most High to follow.  
 

Lilith - The Demonic Reality Of Feminism: In the Divine Pattern of Creation man and woman are not only equal, but the mental/spiritual level of one polarity directly affects and limits the other.  The spiritual ignorance of many religious groups today is directly in proportion to the failure of men and women to interact and move into a state of spiritual harmony and balance.  
 

What is the difference between Passover and Easter?    What is the spiritual meaning of Passover?   Does it matter which holiday is celebrated?  
 

Celestial Happenings: Important information on the Holy Days  
 

The Scribes of Light site provides those that are sincere in walking in TheWay with a forum for sharing their knowledge and experience with those that desire to understand and make manifest in their own life the lifestyle and mindset necessary to draw closer to the inner Kingdom and come to receive gnosis, divine knowledge, from the True Prophet within.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
 

Fear is often the greatest force in the control of the masses. In our modern world where the role of religion is no longer of a secular nature, and has thus once again benefited from the freedom of secular restraint and control that has enabled it to become more pure in its unrestrained expression, this freedom is the result of the fact that it is no longer needed as the tool which the government and its pseudo-church uses to control the people. The end result is that the majority of believers today neither ascribe to, nor are even aware of the theological positions that were adopted and ordained by their own churches in the past. The legacy of the church is that people were Christian because it was either against the law not to be, or they feared to oppose the religion of the government. In the book, The Catholic’s Ready Answer, by Rev. M.P. Hill S.J., hell is not only a place of punishment for the damned, but a place where all must go after death. "So great is the holiness and purity of God", writes Rev. Hill, "that nothing in the least degree defiled can stand in His presence". The book then goes on to explain that: "all people …must be pure as the driven snow before entering heaven". For those of us who have not quite attained the necessary level of snow-white purity needed to gain entrance into the Kingdom, the method of cleansing is to burn by fire.

In his book, The Teachings of the Catholic Church, by Dr. Arendzen, he tells us that: "If all that was ever written, or painted, or carved expressive of the tortures of hell could be brought before us at a glance, it would certainly fall immeasurably short of the truth".

In a Roman Catholic pamphlet for children this description of hell was provided in order to mold the thinking of young impressionable minds in the proper direction: "Little child, if you go to hell, there will be a devil at your side to strike you. He will go on striking you every minute forever and ever without stopping. The first strike will make your body as bad as the body of Job, covered from head to foot with sores and ulcers. The second stroke will make your body three times as bad as the body of Job. How, then, will your body be, after the devil has been striking it every moment, for a hundred million years without stopping? Go tomorrow evening at seven o’clock and ask what the child is doing. The devils will come back and say ‘The child is burning’. Go in a million years, and ask the same question. The answer is just the same: ‘it is burning’. So if you go forever and ever, you will always get the same answer, ‘it is burning in the fire’".

Even after the Reformation, many of the core teachings of the Roman Church remained very much in tact. In a book of Protestant sermons this vision of hell was found: "When you die your soul will be tormented alone. That will be a hell for it. But at the day of judgment your body will join your soul, and then you will have twin hells; your soul sweating drops of blood, and your body suffused with agony. In fire, exactly like that we have on earth your body will burn forever unconsumed, all your veins roads for the feet of pain to travel on, every nerve a string, on which the devil can forever play diabolical tunes of hell’s unutterable lament".

While these concepts are no longer emphasized today, they were very much employed as psychological tools which the governments and their secular ordained churches of the past readily used and applied in their endeavor to control the thinking and lives of the common people -- a people who lived in fear of opposing the politically elite and their god. To even speak out against either the church or the government, meant that one’s body and soul was condemned to the fires of hell F-O-R-E-V-E-R! Moreover, to kill one deemed a heretic -- i.e., a Jew who was a Christ killer, a person who was thought to be a witch, or anyone else who opposed the doctrines of the church -- was viewed as merely a means of receiving the blessings of the god named Jesus. Guilt or innocence did not really matter -- i.e., often the philosophy of kill them all and let God decide who is innocent and who is guilty was the paramount theme which was embraced during the many forms of inquisition that transpired. It was reasoned that if, in the course of the many religious tribunals, the victims of the government-church were innocent, it was understood that the Jesus god would give them a reprieve. Moreover, it was reasoned that if they were innocent, they would go to Glory that much sooner -- if they were guilty, then they would meet their fate sooner, and their removal from this life was merely part of the cleansing that all faithful Christians were ordained to carry out. That mistakes were made, and innocent people were tortured and slain, was not perceived as a crime that was held accountable to those who were merely doing the will of the god Jesus.

The result was that the darkness which prevailed in the minds of the masses were imbued and controlled by a doctrine of fear and superstition. In one German town, the effects of the many tribunal type inquisitions that consumed the people left the community literally without any women whatsoever. All females, whether young or old, had been deemed to be the disciples of the devil, and had thus been burnt. No one was safe. Land and business owners were routinely declared to be satanic in order for the church-government to obtain their business or landholdings. Political obstacles were in like manner dealt with immediately. The masses of people were literally terrorized into submission. People were routinely tortured to get a confession -- and whoever they implicated while being tortured, were themselves in turn tortured in the endeavor to get a confession as their supposed accomplices were brought before the tribunals in order to cleanse the world of the disciples of the devil.

Though the majority of the people who were tortured and burned were innocent of any wrongdoing, the many inquisitions that were routinely carried out had the stilling effect of insuring that no one opposed the doctrines of the church -- which church was not authentic -- but rather, very much the religious arm of the government. The most despicable examples of men ruled in the name of the god Jesus. King Henry VIII was declared the divine representative of the Jesus-god throughout all of the earth by his citizenry -- and yet, he despised reformers such as Luther, severed relations with the Church of Rome because he was not permitted to divorce, and had a number of wives and their relatives killed in order to be rid of them. Regardless of his crimes, he was proclaimed by the Church of England to be infallible and divine.

In the same way that the first man to translate the Bible into the English language was burnt at the stake for violating church cannon, so too was any copies of the written word that did not conform to the corrupted scriptures that had been ordained by the church. What I will demonstrate is that, not only did the church which was created in the fourth century initially adopt the most tainted copies of the scriptures that existed at the time, but the church itself then further altered the written word in order to make it acceptable to the religion of the emperor. In many instances, more pure copies of the scriptures were either buried or hidden so they would not be burnt and destroyed.

What we fail to realize today is the fact that the being who the Apostle Paul portrayed as the god of this world who would soon rule the church that called itself of Christ, with good reason viewed the authentic copies of the Bible as a threat to his power over the people. Throughout the history of man, whenever these more pure copies of scriptures were found, and put into use by sincere believers, they in turn gave birth to an uncountable number of secret societies that existed as underground movements both within and without the secular church at Rome. Officially, these movements were deemed heretics -- and being enemies of both the church-state and the Jesus god, they were hunted and wiped out whenever found.

The result was that the genuine believer who embraced the Truth and the Light had to remain silent. With the death and destruction of the holy men and women who remained as the emissaries of the Light in this world, and the obliteration of the genuine written word of the scriptures, the world was plunged into the very depths of the abyss of a spiritual darkness and despair from which it has yet to immerge even in our own day.

While it is true that many sincere members of the clergy in our present time have attempted to restore the purity of the gospel, because these well-meaning men and women were never taught directly by the Lord -- and neither have they ever seen an uncorrupted copy of the scriptures -- they haven’t the slightest idea what the original Gospel message looked like prior to being corrupted by the Church of Constantine. The result is that even though a great number of our modern-day clergy are often sincere in their desire to be a congregation of the Lord’s people, their heartfelt attempts have fallen far short of what is required to embrace the Light in the fullness of what Jesus originally taught. Because they are totally dependent upon man’s very limited perception and natural reasoning, and they do not possess more pure copies of the scriptures, they are severely hampered by the fact that they view the spiritual concepts of the original teachings of the New Covenant as heresy. From their perspective, many of the core doctrines of Constantine and the Roman Church make more sense to them -- having been so publicized and ingrained in the minds of the people, when a more pure copy of the scriptures is discovered, the Genuine Word of God is immediately rejected. Why? Because the very essence of New Covenant teachings was often deemed the writings and interpolations of the heretics when the church was recreated as a secular institution of the Roman Government.

It is not so much that many good men and women do not desire to worship the Lord in Spirit and Truth. The problem is quite clearly portrayed by the Apostle when he warned the flock of believers: "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). What this means is that, so long as we remain divided and separated from that part of ourselves that the scientist calls the field, man’s true spiritual reality and the true meaning of the Gospel will remain "…foolishness to him".

The result is that, as natural men and women who perceive life through the senses and reasoning of an organic mind that is very much of this world, when we rediscover these more pure copies of the scriptures that were hidden from the hands of the corrupters, discard them, and judge them to be the work of the heretics, we are ultimately endorsing the reinterpretation of the written word by the fourth century Imperial Roman Government. Why not! It is the Apostle himself who warns us that the Spiritual Word of God will appear to us as foolishness! Thus, we unknowingly perpetuate the error of the past generation of people who called themselves Christian. Before we simply attempt to ignore these more pure copies of the biblical texts that were altered from their original form in order to make the apostate Church of Constantine appear to have a semblance of a biblical foundation, we ought to first consider who initially judged these writings to be the works of the heretics? These facts present a very serious problem to both the modern Christian, as well as the people of the world in our present time.

Knowing, intuitively, through a deep connection to their soul, that there is a spiritual void in our modern-day understanding of the gospel, there has arisen a spontaneous movement of sincere believers in many of our churches today who perpetually call upon the Lord to open their minds to the Mysteries of the Gospel. Thus, if the promise of the scriptures is true, and the prayers of these many sincere believers today are to be answered, and a higher understanding of the Gospel is to be revealed to them, the Truth must once again be set before the people in order to permit them to knowingly make a choice with respect to the path in life they should follow. This is necessary because it is impossible to become a disciple of the Light, and walk in The Way that was revealed by the Master, while the believer continues to cling to the doctrines of Constantine and the Church of the Roman Empire. What the believer must begin to understand is the reality that the Son of God did not enter into this world in order to teach men what to believe -- but rather, what they must do in order to walk in The Way, learn directly from God, and as the Prodigal Sons of their Heavenly Father, enter into Life as they return to their True Place of Origin in the Kingdom.

As you read this book with respect to the events reported in the Prologue, the important and looming reality which people today fail to realize is that the events which took place that day when the Spiritual Christians and Jews were silenced by the power of the sword, and during that period throughout the Roman empire in the fourth century, was ultimately one of the defining points which totally altered the course of human history forever. In the words of President Roosevelt, it was truly a day that would go down in infamy -- and only now can the story even be told -- a story that each of us should know, so that we might begin to comprehend the reason for the human sufferings and misery that have been brought about because of that sad and fateful day that equally effected the course of all men’s lives. In many respects, the horrendous actions of those soldiers -- the rewriting of the scriptures -- and the recreation of a Living Spiritual Church into a secular puppet shadow institutionalized church -- has so impacted the people who call themselves Christian in our present time, that they do not even perceive the spiritual essence of New Covenant teachings. The result is that the body of modern-day believers have been so alienated from the Word, that the Genuine Son of God is a virtual stranger in our churches today.

With respect to the above statement in the book, The Catholic’s Ready Answer, because we no longer understand our own spiritual essence, our true relationship to the historical man Jesus, or the means by which the soul of man is perfected, we have totally lost any understanding of the truth embodied in the words of Rev. Hill when he wrote: "So great is the holiness and purity of God, that nothing in the least degree defiled can stand in His presence". This statement is not only biblical, but it is factual to a degree that is beyond our modern-day comprehension. The great truth that I will demonstrate throughout this book is the fact that when the pseudo-church of Rome removed the teaching of the pre-existence of the soul from the teachings of Jesus, and alienated believers from any perception as to the means by which the words of Rev. Hill are brought about, that the very essence of the New Covenant teachings were lost, and replaced by a series of manmade doctrines that has the effect of disenfranchising mankind from his own true reality. The purpose of this book, then, is to re-establish the biblical mindset that is necessary for the Word of God to grow and flourish within the body and mind of the faithful flock of believers.

If it is true that our soul pre-existed the body which we presently inhabit, then we must ask a number of crucial questions: What is it like to remember one’s past lives -- an ability that has been referred to as distant memory by those who possess this faculty of far-sightedness? If you say you don’t believe in past lives -- that you don’t believe you have lived prior to your birth in this life -- then you must ask yourself upon what basis you reject this belief? Do you reject the belief in the pre-existent soul that has lived many lives in this realm in search of its own perfection, because this belief is not clearly defined in our present-day Bibles? Because it is not preached in our present-day churches? You will be shocked to know that there are copies of our New Testament Gospels that exist today that very clearly teach that the soul of man lives many lives in fulfillment of the Biblical mandate that he must be complete and perfect as his Heavenly Father (Matt 5:48). The grave reality which you fail to realize is that, what you believe today, has little in common with what Jesus actually taught, and has in fact been molded by those barbaric soldiers on that fateful day so long ago who robbed the world of its spiritual essence.

While it is true that the ability to remember one’s distant past is only present in about twenty percent of the population -- and most of these people are women -- the fact that you fail to embrace the concept of reincarnation, or even understand its impact upon your present life, is because of the ruthless actions of those Roman Soldiers on that tragic day that altered the course of human history. Moreover, the subject itself sounds foreign, and you are unaware of the facts of history because of the prevalent censorship that exists today and the lack of knowledge with respect to the above events that took place throughout the Roman Empire in the fourth century.

One of the paramount problems that confront us today is seen in the fact that what our children are taught is severely censored. They learn only what our culture desires them to learn, resulting in the fact that they unsuspectingly use a very censored and politically correct curriculum when they learn about history. In fact, it can be demonstrated that our public school system is often more narrow-minded and biased than the most parochial of religious schools. The children in our modern-day educational systems never learn that there were spiritual Jews and Christians who were slaughtered because they did not proclaim allegiance to the god of the emperor. Because of censorship, our school children are not even prepared to properly evaluate the tenets of a spiritual religion, and understand it’s foundation of belief. They are therefore not even prepared to make a conscious choice in their lives with respect to many of the things that are of an ultimate importance. The result is that the story of the rape and plundering of religious communities that did not profess allegiance to the god of the emperor, and the wholesale corruption of the written word which is presently found in our scriptures, is simply not contained in the school textbooks our children use in our present day. Moreover, until the advent of the internet, even those sources of knowledge and reference that we consider to be most impartial and reliable, has thus been edited by both religious and secular authorities who are politically motivated, and desire to conceal the facts of the past.

 

 Castration Of Reference Resources

 

As just one example of the censorship: In 1920 the Encyclopedia Britannica, which was a British institution, had gained popularity in the American market. Therefore, the fourteenth edition had both an American as well as a British staff and publishing house, and it was dedicated to both King George of England, as well as President Hoover. The eleventh edition, which was published in 1910, had gained worldwide notoriety, and was known as the Scholars Edition. The twelfth and thirteenth editions were basically updates of the eleventh.

In the years before the release of the fourteenth edition when it had begun to emerge in the American marketplace, it was immediately met with resistance. England, which is a Protestant country, tended to openly publicize the corruption of the early church. The position of the Protestant Church has always been that since they have the Bible, and the Bible was the pure word of God, the corruption of the church prior to the Reformation did not impact them. It must also be understood that this openness with respect to the history of Christianity was understandably frowned upon by the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. Thus, this boast was made in the 1928 Westminster Catholic Federation in its annual report: "The revision of the Encyclopedia Britannica was undertaken with a view to eliminate matter which was objectionable from a Catholic point of view and to insert what was accurate and unbiased. The whole of the 28 volumes were examined, objectionable parts noted, and the reasons for their deletion or amendment given. There is every reason to hope that the new edition of the Britannica will be found very much more accurate and impartial than its predecessors."

If one compares the eleventh edition with the fourteenth, the differences between the two represent a rather drastic and profound rewrite of numerous important historical facts. So much so, that the eleventh edition can still be found in many of our libraries today -- can be accessed over the internet -- and is often referred to as the un-castrated edition of the Britannica. While the Roman Catholic Church viewed the many detailed articles contained in the Eleventh, Scholars Edition of the Britannica, as being biased and objectionable from a church perspective, the result of the censorship that had been adopted by not only the Britannica, but all such works of reference, has had a profound effect with respect to the disenfranchisement of the student from the actual historical facts of the past in the study of religion.

The present story of Matthew the Ebionite elder which I used in the opening Prologue, has only been brought to your attention because it is drawn from my own memory of the more distant past lives that my soul has lived. Can I prove what I allege? Yes! But many believers and non-believers alike in our society today will readily condemn the many truths that will be revealed to you in the following pages of this book. Why? Perhaps this question is best answered by quoting directly from one of the famed sermons by Charles G. Finney:



"Probably there is not one of you, who has not known many individuals professing Christ, whose lives have been such, that you have been struck with wonder, that they could dare to call themselves Christians. But very likely their hearts have been so hard, that they have sincerely believed themselves to be accepted of God, notwithstanding their foul deeds. This was the case with the Scribes and Pharisees who persecuted Jesus. They doubtless thought themselves to be true saints. Paul, while he was breathing the very spirit of hell, deemed himself a real servant of God. The reason why people make this mistake is, because their hearts are so hard that they are mistaken as to what Christianity is — they are utterly in the dark as to what the true spirit of religion consists in, and as to who and what Christ is. The influence of hardness of heart is illustrated by the great difficulty which exists in overcoming false hopes. How remarkable it is, that the same persons to whom I have just alluded, are the most difficult persons in the world to be convinced that they are not Christians. Christ in his parable of the wise and foolish virgins, alluded to these individuals, when he said, ‘afterward came the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us.’ Yes, those very persons who are influenced by the spirit of the devil, will often imagine that they are influenced by the Spirit of Christ; and they will not give up their delusion, but will soon in blindness, and at last cry, ‘Lord, Lord open unto us.’ Yes, they will not be put down by preaching, or by anything else; until at last Christ will say unto them, ‘depart, ye cursed, into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels.’ Think how hard their hearts must be; they will not yield their false hopes, even if an angel from heaven should warn them so to do; they will cling to them, till Christ will banish them forever, to the lake of everlasting torment."



With respect to these words by Charles Finney: I already know that no matter what I write -- no matter what evidence is presented -- even if the Lord Himself was to again come -- there exists a great number of people who claim to be believers whose hearts are so hardened, that it will be impossible to open their minds to anything beyond what they presently believe.

Returning back to that time in the early part of the fourth century of our Common Era when my soul lived as an Ebionite elder named Matthew, I was not surprised by the presence of the soldiers as they combed the countryside in search of the religious groups who had been declared heretics. Since the Council of Niece, Ebionite and Nazarene communities, as well as the genuine Christian groups that had been deemed unorthodox because they were of a spiritual mindset, had been raided by the emperor’s army. As I looked into the eyes of the soldiers, I saw that the very presence of the forces of evil was at our doorstep -- demanding to know if we accepted the religion of the emperor -- which ultimately, is a question that each and every person living today must ask themselves.

Now, as I looked out at my own community, the very presence and reality of the forces of evil was here -- at our doorstep -- demanding to know if we accepted the religion of the emperor -- which ultimately, is a question that each and every person living today must ask themselves in their search for the Truth.

Do you accept the religion of the emperor? Does this sound like a strange question to ask in our present day? Though it may sound strange, what you fail to realize it that you have already affirmatively answered the question. Each person reading this book, as well as every other person they know, has already accepted the religion of the emperor! It is embraced in our churches. In a de-ritualized and secularized form, its system of belief is presently being taught in our public schools under the cloak of Darwinism. Its mindset and philosophy is one of the foundational axioms of our modern culture. People of faith -- i.e., Jewish, Christian and Muslim -- as well as Atheists alike, equally embrace its tenets. Its essence is not only fundamental to our cultural manner of thinking, but it is in fact a moving force in every decision that people make in our world today. How can I say this? The answer is simple: If the majority of people were able to hear the sacred truths that Jesus taught his faithful disciples, and know and see the higher reality of man that they were permitted to gaze upon, then we would immediately change every aspect of the lives we are presently living.

All the wars and the many struggles of mankind pales in comparison to the great loss that all the people of the earth have personally suffered on that day when the spiritual descendents of the Lord were silenced and killed. The rape of the women, and the beating of the men, were merely emblematic of the assault upon all the people of the earth who lived during every age and generation that followed. In fact, every person alive today has suffered a greater loss than did the innocent people whose lives were senselessly snuffed out on that day so long ago. Moreover, if you could bring together all the gold, all the jewels, and all the riches and wealth the world over, its accumulated value would not compare to the treasure that was plundered on that fateful day when an impostor church was conceived and ordained by the forces of evil.

What died was truly a great deal more than the lives of a few innocent people. What perished that day was the very Keys of Knowledge that permitted the believer to comprehend the truth depth of the Word of God -- Keys that had been placed in the hands of man to unlock the door to the Kingdom. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the name Ebionite, in Hebrew it means the poor ones -- and was adopted by many of the Essenes and followers of Jesus in response to his words which are found in the Book of Matthew, fifth chapter, third verse, where he blessed those who are poor in the thinking and ways of this world, because theirs was the Kingdom of Heaven.

Over the course of the next three hundred years after the crucifixion of the Lord, the Ebionite/Nazirene community continued to preserve the teachings of The Way in the same purity with which it had been placed in their hands. As the true people of the New Covenant, our elders possessed the ability to move beyond the natural limitations of this world into spiritual realms, and meet with their Lord and Teacher. There, in the Spiritual Temple of the Lord, we were taught the Mysteries of God and the Revelations of the Light. Unlike the religion of the emperor, our lives that we lived while in this world was dedicated to bringing the Light into this realm that was under the dominion of the supernatural being known as the Prince of Darkness.

Often, the Lord sent many of the elders on journeys to help both Jewish and Gentile communities who were worthy of receiving instruction and guidance with respect to using the Keys to the Kingdom. We lived as the Lord’s emissaries -- traveling the byways of the empire -- bearing the message of the Good News -- and bringing the Spiritual Gospel of the Word to the people of the simple faith who were genuinely sincere in search of the Light and the Truth.

As the person who has authored this book, it was an endeavor I began almost twenty-five years ago -- and yet, in a very real perspective, this book was originally envisioned almost seventeen hundred years ago -- and the spiritual fire that it ignites, was set by the very fire that burned and silenced the prayers of the true people of God so very long ago. Throughout the remainder of this book I will use the name Jesus in reference to the Master of The Way who healed and taught the people on the shores of Galilee, but I do this to present the name the reader is accustomed to hearing. In like manner, I will not hyphenate the name of G-d in the manner of the most Orthodox of Jews -- and yet I fully understand their reasoning that it is both an abomination and impossible for man in his natural state to speak the True Name of the Lord. In many instances I will speak of Christian Truth, but it will be clear throughout this book that Truth is not only universal, but its New Covenant essence is far beyond the understanding of the church. As someone whose soul lived in a life as a first century disciple of the Messiah Jesus, what I will reveal to the reader in these pages is not only unique because it represents the witness of one who was physically present throughout most of the important events of man’s history, but its ultimate uniqueness will be seen in the fact that it will put the vision of one who has himself stood in the Presence of the Light, and returned from the heavenly realms, into the modern language and understanding of present-day man.