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The Ebionites are the Original And Genuine People of the New Covenant
Unless you are an Ebionite
(A Poor One To The Way Of This World)
You Cannot be a Disciple of Yeshua/Jesus
In the Beginning all believers and followers of Yeshua/Jesus were called Ebionites. Thus, early Church Authority Epiphanius writes that the name Ebionite "...was at first ...a common name for all Christians"
(Epiphanius Adv. Haer., xxix. 1)
.Yeshua said: "Blessed in spirit are the poor, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven".
Quoted from the Gospel of the Nazirenes
To fulfill the requirement to be in the world and not of it,
One must be poor in the ways of this world!
The Ebionites are the True Disciples of TheWay
And the ONLY Genuine Followers of Yeshua
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!
Those who continue in the way of sin, cannot "...inherit that glory of righteousness which is spiritual and imperishable in heaven"
The Ebionites Possessed The Key of Knowledge
Having themselves walked in TheWay,
They were granted the Power to Overcome Sin and
"...inherit that glory of righteousness which is spiritual and imperishable in heaven"
Yeshua condemned the ritual and literal interpretation of the scriptures.
As it is written:
"He who kills a bull is as if he slays a man; he who sacrifices a lamb, as if he breaks a dog's neck; he who offers a grain offering, as if he offers swine's blood; he who burns incense, as if he blesses an idol. Just as they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations, So will I choose their delusions, and bring their fears on them; because, when I called, no one answered, when I spoke they did not hear; but they did evil before My eyes, and chose that in which I do not delight." (Isa 66:3-4 NKJ)
The Jews condemned the Ebionites because they (the Ebionites) rejected the ritual and historical interpretation of the Torah/Law -- And anyone who states that the Ebionites were Torah Observant in the traditional Jewish manner, is totally ignorant of what Yeshua taught and the Spiritual Reality the Ebionites embraced.
The Zohar states that one should perform the will of God like a poor man (Zohar 111, 195a). Like a poor man, one should always address God with humble words of supplication (Tzava'as HaRivash 7). The Dead Sea Scrolls demonstrate that Yeshua/Jesus was very Jewish, and the teachings of TheWay parallels the path of Jewish Mysticism which is taught by many Kabbalahistic Rabbis today.
They often quoted the words of Yeshua/Jesus ( Matt. 10: 24- 25 ) as their warrant, and affirmed their motto to be: "We also would be imitators of Christ" (Origen, quoted by Schliemann). Yeshua/Jesus, they asserted, "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." Hence "when Ebionites thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity." (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34). The Ebionites remained faithful to the teachings of Yeshua/Jesus: That he was our elder brother -- that as the Children of God, each of us has the potential to do what he did -- that when we receive the Anointing (Messiah/Christ), that we will know what he knew -- and as Children of the Most High, we can be At-One with Our Heavenly Father by walking in TheWay, and beginning our own return journey of the Prodigal Son/daughter back to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination from which we originally emerged.
And what was the Ebionite Nazirene beliefs about Yeshua/Jesus: "They revered Jesus as the greatest of the prophets, endowed with supernatural virtue and power. They ascribed to his person and to his future reign all the predictions of the Hebrew oracles which relate to the spiritual and everlasting kingdom of the promised Messiah" (Gibbon; Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.2, P.222).
Yeshua/Jesus did not come to promote belief in the Messiah/Christ - neither did he come to promote the worship of Messiah/Christ - Jesus came to teach the people TheWay to become Messiah/Christ, and fulfill the vision of a Kingdom of Priests and a Holy Nation of Anointed (Messiah/Christ) Disciples who are set aside for the service of the Most High God that Yeshua taught was the Father of all of mankind. The path of TheWay could not be walked by many Jews because they were carnal in their perception of the Law (Torah), and could not use the Key of Knowledge to open the inner door to the Kingdom. In like manner, the majority of the Roman and Greek followers who were too Pagan to embrace the teachings of Yeshua, were not interested in a life of genuine change and spiritual transformation, so they made Jesus their God so they didn't have to pick up their own cross and follow in TheWay. Thus, the Church itself betrayed and crucified Messiah/Christ when it immersed itself in the way of the heathen, and worshiped the messenger instead of imitating the pattern and example that Yeshua set as the required standard for all those who called upon the name of the Lord. The Good News is that once you understand and are willing to live in accordance with the Original teachings of the New Covenant, the Promise is that you will Know the Truth for yourself as you are permitted entrance into the Kingdom within you (Lk 17:20-21).
If you expect to go to Glory when you die, you won't!
If you are awaiting the Kingdom to come, it won't!
If you don't enter the Kingdom (within) while in the body, the opportunity will be closed to you!
You must pick up your own cross and follow in TheWay, to enter the Kingdom!
Begin the journey NOW! Before it is too late!
When questioned by Pilate, Yeshua said that his Kingdom was not of this world: "Jesus answered, 'My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight... but now My kingdom is not from here'" (John 18:36 NKJ). The reality of this inner Kingdom was further confirmed when Yeshua stated to the Pharisees: "Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:20-21 NKJ). And that this was the original Essene/Ebionite teachings on the Kingdom is further documented by Edward Gibbon in the Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire where he writes:"Among the Christians who were brought before the tribunal of the emperor, or, as it seems more probable, before that of the procurator of Judaea, two persons are said to have appeared, distinguished by their extraction, which was more truly noble than that of the greatest monarchs. These were the grandsons of St. Jude the apostle, who himself was the brother of Jesus Christ. Their natural pretensions to the throne of David might perhaps attract the respect of the people, and excite the jealousy of the governor; but the meanness of their garb, and the simplicity of their answers, soon convinced him that they were neither desirous nor capable of disturbing the peace of the Roman empire. They frankly confessed their royal origin, and their near relation to the Messiah; but they disclaimed any temporal views, and professed that his kingdom, which they devoutly expected, was purely of a spiritual and angelic nature."
In two important recent Christian archeological discoveries known as the Oxyrhynchus Papyri and the Gospel of Thomas, we can see this essential teaching that the fourth century Church of Constantine removed from the Bible which Yeshua conveyed to those who asked him about the coming of the Kingdom: “When the Lord was asked by a certain man, when should his kingdom come, he said unto him, when two shall be one and the without as the within, and the male with the female, neither male nor female”. That this is an authentic saying of Yeshua which was at one time in our scriptures is affirmed by St. Clement, the disciple of Peter, in his The Second Epistle of Clement where he writes: “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’”. What these important teachings convey is the reality of an inner Armageddon, and the spiritual birth of the disciple in the Kingdom within (see GateOfEden). Within the allegory of the Book of Daniel and the Revelation of John, lies the necessary knowledge of the Laws that inhibit our entrance into the Inner Kingdom -- and this Sacred Manna is the Knowledge that can only be revealed to those who embrace the mindset, the lifestyle and adhere to the Commandments that makes the disciple of TheWay a fit vessel to use the Key of Knowledge to unlock the inner "narrow gate" that provided entrance into the Kingdom of our Heavenly Father.
The Spiritual Foundation Of Christianity
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 Roman 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 -- as grave an error as embracing traditional Christianity which is fundamentally of 4th century Roman origin. I have often heard it expressed by both Messianic Jews and Christians that only Paul understood the teachings of Yeshua, and his disciples were too Jewish. Yet, Paul was the father of Christian Gnosticism which was a parallel religious path -- and it is correctly pointed out by Prof. Hyam Maccoby in The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity (see abstract), that: "The Ebionites are thus by no means a negligible or derisory group. Their claim to represent the original teaching of Jesus has to be taken seriously. It is quite wrong, therefore, to dismiss what they had to say about Paul as unworthy of attention." Prof. Maccoby then writes: "Consequently, if the Gospel of Matthew contains assertions by Jesus about the validity of the Torah, this is strong evidence that Jesus actually made these assertions, for only a persistent and unquenchable tradition that Jesus said these things would have induced the author of the Gospel to include such recalcitrant material, going against the grain of his own narrative and standpoint. If Jesus himself was an adherent of the Torah, there was no need for re-Judaization on the part of the Nazarenes in Jerusalem, who were simply continuing the attitudes of Jesus. But, in any case, several scholars have now come to think that the loyalty of the Jerusalem movement to the Torah is itself strong evidence that Jesus was similarly loyal. It is, after all, implausible, to say the least, that the close followers of Jesus, his companions during his lifetime, led by his brother, should have so misunderstood him that they reversed his views immediately after his death. The 'stupidity' motif characterizing the disciples in the Gospels is best understood as a Pauline attempt to explain away the attachment of the 'Jerusalem Church' to Judaism, rather than as historical obtuseness."
In the case of Matthew which was rejected by Martin Luther as the most Jewish of the Gospels, Matthew himself was a tax collector -- a secular-minded outcast from the Judaism of his day. So his many statements which pertained to the observance of the Law and the requirement that the followers of Yeshua were required to keep the Law to a higher perfected level than was practiced by the Pharisees, can only be attributed to the direct influence of the historical Yeshua and the original teachings of TheWay. Which means that the doctrine of faith that was taught by Paul (see Paul), has absolutely nothing to do with the static and complacent faith of the Christian Church which evolved out of a failure to understand the Gnosticism of Paul, and the corrupted doctrine of faith which was then championed by Pagan Rome. As a tax collector, Matthew could only have become Torah observant and what has been described as ultra-Jewish, under the direct influence of his teacher and Master Yeshua/Jesus.
Prof. Maccoby then states: "It may well be that some, at least, of these groups were genuine historical continuations of the Nazarene community led by James and Peter, and were thus closer in spirit to Jesus than the official Catholic Church based on the teachings of Paul. If so, we may be inclined to listen to what they had to say about the background and life of Paul with more attention, since they may have had access, through their unbroken tradition, with the origins of the Christian religion and its earliest conflicts.".
The Kingdom Is Within You
Yeshua taught that the Kingdom will never come upon the earth in the manner that carnal men predict: "Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:20-21). How does one find the Kingdom? Through the imitation of Messiah/Christ. By outwardly living the life of the suffering Messiah, one becomes the reigning Messiah inwardly -- and only the consecrated reigning Messiah can pass through the veil of the inner Temple and enter the inner Kingdom. The historical Yeshua therefore fulfilled ALL of the Messianic prophesies in the scriptures by fulfilling the Law within himself, and living the life of the suffering Messiah outwardly, all those prophesies pertaining to the reigning Messiah came to pass within him as he became One with the Most High God. Thus, unless you become a Disciple of Messiah/Christ, and learn to understand what it means to pick up your own cross and follow in exact imitation of the pattern that Yeshua provided for those who follow in TheWay, then you can never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Quoting the Gospel of the Nazirenes
Yeshua/Jesus Said: "But the time cometh when darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people, and the enemies of truth and righteousness shall rule in my name, and set up a kingdom of this world and oppress the peoples.... putting for my doctrines the opinions of men, and teaching in my name that which I have not taught and darkening much that I have taught by their traditions. But be of good cheer, for the time will also come when the truth they have hidden shall be manifested and the light shall shine, and the darkness shall pass away and the true kingdom shall be established which shall be in the world but not of it, and the word of righteousness and love shall go forth from the Center...."
Yeshua/Jesus Said: "There shall arise after you, men of perverse minds who shall through ignorance or through craft, suppress many things which I have spoken unto you, and lay to me things which I never taught....Woe is the time when the spirit of the world entereth into the Church, and my doctrines and precepts are made void through the corruptions of men and women....But the time cometh when the things which they have hidden shall be revealed and made known, and the truth shall make free those which were bound"
Yeshua/Jesus Said: "They shall make alliance with the kings and rulers of the world and seek earthly power, and riches, and domination, and put to death by fire and sword those who seek the truth, and therefore are truly my disciples. And in their days, Jesus, shall be crucified a-fresh and put to open shame, for they will profits to do these things in my name. As I shall be nailed to the cross, so also shall my Church in those days, for she is my Bride and one with me. But the day shall come when this darkness shall pass away, and the true light shall shine.... And my Church shall be filled with Light and give Light unto all nations of the earth...."
The Death of Christianity
Read the eyewitness account about the Death of the Religion of Yeshua/Jesus (Christianity) -- or, the Destruction of TheWay and the Second Fall of Man. The events of the fourth century replaced the teachings of Yeshua/Jesus with a Pagan religion which is now called Christianity -- a counterfeit religion that continues to this very day -- and with the death of the Living Word and the worship of a religious corpse, thereby bringing about the rape, pilferage and demise of mankind from a spiritual perspective -- as the genuine followers of Yeshua/Jesus were hunted down and killed to silence the voice of the Truth!
The Second Fall of Man
If the original fall from grace was when man was cast out of the Garden of Eden, then the second fall of man was when the religion of Jesus which was a re-establishment of the Spiritual Kingdom, was seduced and overcome by the Satanic forces that the Bible warns controls this world. Thus, when the Church ate the apple of Constantine, and entered into a covenant relationship with Rome, the spiritual fall of man was brought about which has caused the Christian world being barred from the Kingdom of God!
Church Of The AntiChrist
Christians are warned that the AntiChrist would rule over the Church, and be worshiped as God -- and this predicted reality continues into our present time. Because Christians have ignored the prediction and the fact that Satan has ruled over the Church since the fourth century, 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…”, as presented in the Adam Clark Commentary, 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 Absolute Necessity
Church Of The AntiChrist
Christians will maintain that if God permitted the Church to be ruled by the AntiChrist, then the Truth would be defeated. And they cling to this position only because they are totally unaware and oblivious to Higher Reality. In the same way that in the allegory of the Torah, it was absolutely necessary for the Children of Israel to be made the slaves of Egypt -- and Israel to be plundered and carried away into Babylonian captivity -- so too was it absolutely necessary for the Church to fall under Satanic control. In fact, if this event did not take place in the fourth century, then the great number of souls who can attain salvation today could not, and the Left Hand power of darkness would have prevailed over the Right Hand Power of Light and TheWay.
Paul warned that the mind of the Christian faithful could not comprehend their own higher soul and spiritual reality. Paul stated that it was unlawful to reveal the Mysteries of God to those who were still immature. Because the believers of the simple faith are incapable of entering into the Living Temple of Messiah/Christ, it is necessary for them to worship in the Shadow Temple of the AntiChrist until they have been sufficiently matured, and are able to pick up their own crosses and travail in TheWay. Most Christians are in denial of what the Bible states -- and they dwell as Jim Jones Kool-aid drinkers who have wrought their own spiritual death by walking the broad-way that Yeshua warned the believers to beware of.
The Epistles Of Christ
It has been said that the Epistles of Christ spoken directly to the Christian world, can't be repeated in the Churches, because the words of Yeshua conflict with the doctrines which were first forced upon the Church by the Pagan Emperor Constantine, and then made foundational by Martin Luther. Like the Sadducees and Pharisees, Christians today have chosen to be faithful to the doctrines and traditions of men, and reject the requirements of the Lord. They believe they are right -- and they believe they must be faithful to their Church doctrines -- and they have themselves embraced the same error as the Sadducees and Pharisees who condemned Yeshua as a heretic who taught against (their perception) of the word of God. The Christians, like the carnal Jews before them, point to the scriptures -- scriptures that they are blind to because of the filter of their doctrines of belief. In the case of the Epistles of Christ, they act as if these Epistles don't exist. And in their rejection of the Lord, of the modern Christians it can be said: "Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men” (Isa 29:11-13). And because the modern Christian world has made themselves apostates to the Kingdom, the Lord has sent them a “strong delusion” as warned by Paul.
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!!!
Ebionites Are Set Apart for God
Being Spiritual Israel, they are Neither Jews or Christians
In the same way that Yeshua warned that his genuine disciples will be rejected by the people of this world -- and especially those of the Counterfeit religions -- The plight of the True Ebionite followers of Messiah/Christ is perhaps best portrayed by Gibbon when he wrote that they were “…rejected from one religion as apostates, and from the other as heretics” (Gibbon: Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, v.1, p.416). The true followers of Yeshua are neither Jewish or Christian -- the True Disciples of Yeshua are rejected by both Jews and Christians -- having undergone a spiritual transformation, they are of the Kingdom, and not of this world! This requirement can then be likened to the words of Yeshua where it is written: "When the Lord was asked by a certain man, when should his kingdom come, he said unto him, when two shall be one and the without as the within, and the male with the female, neither male nor female” From the perspective of the New Covenant and the teachings of TheWay, this can then be interpreted to mean: "When the Lord was asked when should the Kingdom come, he said, when the Inner Kingdom is manifest in the Outer life, the division of heaven and earth overcome in the body, and when the Jew and Christian has been negated, and the Disciple is neither Jew nor Christian -- but One with the Lord -- and you live as Children of the Light -- Only then can the Kingdom come within you!"
The Essence of Judaism and Christianity are One and the Same
The Children of the Light who were the Disciples of TheWay, were neither Christian nor Jew because they were Spiritual Israel -- the Children of the Kingdom that is not of this world. This is perhaps best demonstrated in the words of the Apostle Peter as written by his disciple Clement: “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.”
While Christians and Jews argue endlessly not only with each other, but also among themselves, each has been alienated from the Kingdom by their own creation of manmade doctrines and traditions that attempt to define and portray the Higher Mysteries of God and the Kingdom in accord with carnal human reasoning. And while the preservation of both Judaism and Christianity is necessary to sustain the teachings of TheWay for the greater good of mankind, the above also demonstrates that each is equally in error by virtue of their own blindness.
The early Christian writer Irenaeus states that they: “...represented Jesus as having not been born of a virgin, but as being the son of Joseph and Mary according to the ordinary course of human generation, while he nevertheless was more righteous, prudent, and wise than other men. Moreover, after his baptism, Christ descended upon him in the form of a dove from the Supreme Ruler, and that then he proclaimed the unknown Father, and performed miracles” (Irenaeus, Bk 1, Ch 26, doctrines of Cerinthus). Those who worship Jesus as God, worship a false god. Yeshua commanded to imitate him, not worship him! The Bible teaches that Jesus was a man who became the Messiah/Christ at his baptism, and the Son of God at the crucifixion. His disciples believed that Yeshua was a man who was in mystical union with the Indwelling Son of God. What this means is that modern Christian dogma which is founded upon Plato's Doctrine of the Trinity, and forced upon the religion by the Pagan Emperor Constantine is what is believed by Christians today? History reveals that the followers of Yeshua/Jesus rejected the name Christian because it was already used by enlightened initiates into the Greek Mystery religions prior to the advent of Yeshua. History reveals that those who were taught directly by Yeshua, believed that Yeshua became the Messiah of God by virtue of a “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). Which means that in worshiping Jesus instead of imitating him as the pattern for all to follow, modern Christian has reduced themselves to a people who worship a false god and are turned out of TheWay.
Christians Were Commanded To Call Only God Their Father,
And In Their Rejection Of God, They Were Given Over To The Devil
|Yeshua/Jesus taught that we are all brothers and sisters, and commanded that we call no man on earth father. He taught that as the divine children of our Heavenly Father, we are not to be called rabbi or teacher -- for there is One Teacher. Yeshua taught that God is Spirit, and must be worshiped in Spirit and Truth. But because the Church has rejected the Heavenly Father, their hearts have been hardened, their minds cannot perceive the Truth, and they have been given over into the Devil in the same manner as the Jews who opposed the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay. (A Work In Progress)|
From The Bible That Prove The Ebionites Correct
These 10 Words Prove Roman And Modern Christianity To Be In Error
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The 10 words
|There 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 words are 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.|
HAS THE BIBLE BEEN FAITHFULLY PRESERVED?
WHY WOULD GOD ORDAIN AND PERMIT ITS CORRUPTION?
WHY WERE THE MOST SACRED SCRIPTURES NEVER GIVEN TO GENTILES?
THE ANSWERS WILL SHOCK MOST CHRISTIANS TODAY!
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|The Grave Christian Misconception: Modern day Christian doctrine rests upon the premise that God preserved the Bible in an absolute infallible and pure state, in order that all men should know the (historical) truth and believe in the Son of God. Their doctrinal position is that if God permitted the Bible to have been altered, then the present day church could not be genuine. Based upon this dogmatic presumption that the Christian Church must be maintained in order for man to be saved, they reason that God would not allow the written word of the scriptures to be corrupted. Thus, modern Christians cling to this doctrine -- ignoring overwhelming evidence to the contrary -- evidence that demonstrates conclusively that our Bible has been severely altered and edited -- because they fail to grasp the very foundational principles of the New Covenant itself -- principles that are not historical, but spiritual. It is not until we understand that the Bible is a road-map that leads us to the Gate of the Kingdom, and the Word that is written in our hearts -- rather than a final revelation from God to man -- that we are able to even begin to come to terms with the Spiritual Gospel of Messiah/Christ that can never be corrupted.|
|Yeshua stated: "That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar" (Mt 23:35;Lk 11:51) -- yet, the account of Zacharias is missing from our modern Bible. The Church Father Origen stated the account which Yeshua made reference to in the above, was removed by many of the scribes of the Church, but could still be found in non-canonical scriptures that had escaped being corrupted. Read the Introduction to the Gospel of the Nazirenes, and see what the account of Zacharias and many other crucial teachings that was removed from our Bibles looked liked.|
|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? In the Gospel of the Nazirenes all the primary doctrines of the Ebionites are confirmed. Can you afford to cling to the doctrines of Constantine and the Pagan Church of Rome which is the foundation of modern Christian doctrine? Or are you ready to embrace the Truth and the Light of TheWay?|
The Apostle Warned To "Be Afraid!"
Pure Scriptures Exist
But God Cannot Give Them To A People Who Cannot Receive Them
In the fourth century when the Church of Constantine did its final edit on the scriptures in order to make them support the doctrines of Pagan Rome, the Elders of the Ebionites and the Gnostic Christians converged a counsel of their own, and laid out the plans to bury seven (7) libraries of scriptures in order to preserve the Truth and TheWay for seekers in the future. As stated in the Epistle of Peter To James: "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." And this Judgment of the Laws embodied in the words that "...it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error", has come upon every generation of Christians since the fourth century. Because the Ebionites and Spiritual (Gnostic) Christians were murdered by the Church which called itself Orthodox, and the scriptures were corrupted to support the Pagan doctrines of Constantine, the Church itself in true Old Testament fashion, has been plundered of it's very Spiritual Essence and Core, and carried away into bondage and servitude to what Paul portrays as the god of this world. When Christians read how the Jews were carried off into bondage because of their rejection of God and the Commandments, the Christians have brought this same Spiritual Plague upon themselves -- ever to remain unfruitful in their blind wanderings. From a biblical perspective, the modern Christian should have good reason to believe the Apostle's words, and literally “Do not be arrogant, but be afraid” (Rom 11:20 NIV). Why? Why would the Apostle warn the Christian they should be afraid? Evidently he didn't know anything about the modern Christian doctrine attributed to him that once you say your prayer, you are saved. And this warning is an important question for the modern believer to understand. They should be afraid because of the violation of the covenant with God when the Gentile converts ignored the warning of the Apostle: “For if God did not spare the natural Jewish branches, he will not spare you either… Otherwise, you also will be cut off” (Rom 11:21-22 NIV). And cut off they were -- and cut off and in bondage they have remained to this very day! And when they open their Bibles, their hearts and minds are hardened, and they remain spiritually blind to the true meaning of the scriptures -- forever apostates to the Inner Kingdom.
The Nag Hammadi Library represents one of the caches of scriptures which were hidden by the Spiritual Christians -- and while one library was destroyed, there still exists five (5) libraries of scriptures that will totally reveal the Truth and TheWay. Yes, pure scriptures do exist, but the Christians neither want them, or would accept them.
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|Nazirene means "keeper of TheWay' -- and at the time of Yeshua, no geographical place called Nazareth existed. What the Bible was in fact making reference to was the Nazirene Vow of Separation and Consecration that is Necessary for the Disciple to Enter beyond the Inner Holy of Holies of the Body-Temple, and Enter the Kingdom of God that Yeshua declared (Lk 17:20-21). The Necessary Transmutation and Transformation of the body-vessel that Paul spoke of, and that Peter and James stated took seven years to accomplish, is one of the primary reasons why modern Christians dwell in what Yeshua portrayed as the "outer darkness" of consciousness that is incapable of perceiving and comprehending the Mysteries of God. Thus, only those who are of the Nazirene Vow can pick up their own cross and follow in the footsteps of Yeshua as his Disciple -- and only when they have have proven themselves worthy, and embrace and undergone the process of spiritual Transformation, are they able to enter the Inner Kingdom and receive the Sacred Manna of the Spiritual Revelation from the One Teacher who is the Only Revealers of Truth and Light of TheWay.|
|Why were the 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.|
|An important element of the Consecrated Life that Yeshua taught, was the cleansing of the body from all defilements which permitted the Kingdom to manifest within the life of the Disciple. Christians rely upon the teaching at Matthew 15:11-20 to negate all requirements of diet. Yet, we know that the Bible has been edited (see Bible Corruption) -- Matthew and the disciples were all strict vegetarians -- and such texts as the Gospel of the Nazirenes presents the original teaching in the words: "And Yeshua said, ‘Well has Moses commanded you to be clean, and to keep your bodies clean, and your vessels clean, but you have added things which ofttimes cannot be observed by everyone at all times and in all places. Hear me therefore, not only unclean things entering into the body of man defile the man, but much more do evil thoughts and unclean things which pour from the heart of man, defile the inner man and others also. Therefore take heed to your thoughts and cleanse your hearts and let your food be pure. These things ought you to do, and not to leave the others undone. Whosoever breaks The Law of Purification of necessity, are blameless, for they do it not of their own will, neither despising The Law which is just and good. For cleanliness in all things is great gain. Be not therefore followers of evil fashions of the world, even in appearance; for many are led into transgression by the outward seeming, and the likeness of evil" (NG 43:13-16). Thus, the original words of Yeshua paint an entirely different picture than the corrupted texts of our modern biblical translations.|
|The answer is that the modern 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!!! While this may sound outrageous to the modern believer -- i.e., ascribing to the doctrines of a Circus Prostitute who married the Emperor -- it is nonetheless true -- and Christians continue to embrace this prostitute's doctrines of belief even to this very day. The New Testament was founded upon the reality of the pre-existent soul of man that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes -- and the existence of an uncountable number of sects today, is the direct result of the confusion which was brought about when this foundational concept was removed from both the Bible, as well as Christian doctrine. Moreover, it is impossible for modern Christians to mature beyond only a very elementary and superficial understanding of the Gospel and teachings of Yeshua, so long as this primary foundational concept is missing from their understanding.|
The Christian religion that is practiced today not only is Pagan and existed prior to the birth of Yeshua, but has little in common with the religion of the New Covenant and the teachings of The Way. Present-day Christianity is little more than the religion of Mithraism with Jesus abducted and installed as its captured object of worship. Genuine Religion -- or a True Spiritual Covenant with the Lord -- is synonymous with a Genuine Spiritual Marriage. In this document you will learn the nature of a Genuine Covenantal Marriage -- the true purpose and potential of Sex as a Spiritual Sacrament -- why the followers of Yeshua refused to be called Christian, a name that was already in use throughout the Pagan Roman Empire -- and what made the people of the New Covenant the Chosen of the Most High. Perhaps most importantly we will explore why fidelity in a Genuine Covenantal Marriage is absolutely necessary.
Part III: New Covenant vs Pagan Christianity
|Regardless of the number of times that carnal men are warned that God is a Spirit, and can only be sought through man's indwelling spiritual nature (Jn 4:24), the great mass of believers perpetually reject the spirit and and turn to the written word of the scriptures in pursuit of the "letter that killeth". The scriptures are the Key of Knowledge that must be turned within to open the door to the Kingdom and enter the True Temple. In a total abandonment of the spiritual essence and purpose of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay, believers have rejected the Spirit and adopted the way of the very people that Jesus portrayed as blind guides who are making the people the children of hell. The man known as the Apostle Paul warned the first followers of Jesus that death comes to those who embrace the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6) -- and yet, carnal believers continue to conclude that these words don't apply to them. That the vast majority of mankind is deaf and blind to the Truth and their own Higher Soul and Spiritual Reality, is because they are focused in the wrong direction -- i.e., the things of this world -- and this can be readily seen in the words of Yeshua: “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).|
|It's impossible for carnal people to perceive the Mysteries of God that Paul warns natural man judges as foolishness. They need to be both transformed, and develop areas of mind that are beyond their carnal reach. While the spiritually mature who perceive the inner meaning will be vehemently opposed by counterfeit men who claim to speak in the authority God, condemning the true disciples of the Lord as heretics and demon possessed. Yet, it is because of their own blindness that causes them not to perceive the inner meaning.|
|Yeshua taught the Spiritual/Mystical Path, and he revealed to his disciples how to walk the spiritual path known as TheWay. The True Disciples of Yeshua and TheWay are totally Enlightened -- they have long evolved beyond the need of elementary faith -- because in following in the footsetps of Yeshua, they have entered the Inner Kingdom and have been taught by the One Teacher of Truth. Paul warned that believers in their natural state cannot know the Truth. Modern Christianity is necessary as an elementary entry-level catalyst of conveying higher spiritual symbols and concepts to the carnal believer who begins the journey seeking the Kingdom. 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 Yeshua. Everyone else embraces error in the form of elementary symbols and forms -- institutionalized error that is necessary in order to prepare the seeker for true spiritual transformation -- and this elementary error encompasses every aspect of modern life.|
|The Fourth Century Church of Constantine threw away the Key Of Knowledge that Yeshua warned was necessary to enter into the Kingdom Within. In throwing away the Key of Knowledge, and living in accordance with their own manmade doctrines and traditions, Christians have made themselves apostates to the Kingdom of God: “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). And thus, while Christians attempt to read the scriptures, they see not! And while they hear the oracles of the Living Word, their ears are deaf. And while they attempt to embrace the Living Word, in the manner of the Sadducees and Pharisees they understand it not -- because their hearts have been hardened from the teachings of Yeshua/Jesus and TheWay.|
|A child who has been imbued with the Darwinist mindset, has been so alienated from his own inner Source of Self and the Kingdom of God, that they can best be portrayed as the walking dead that Yeshua made reference to. Modern Quantum Physics has proven Darwin in error, but the evidence of science has been ignored by our Secular Humanist Culture. The Darwinist mindset totally alienates the people from the spiritual teachings of Yeshua and TheWay. Most Christians are Spiritually Disenfranchised from the Inner Kingdom of God, because their thinking is founded upon a counterfeit foundation that castrates and renders their religion impotent. Christians reject the True Prophets of the Lord, because their foundational mindset inhibits their understanding of their own true inner soul and spiritual reality. In their daily lives, Christians Crucify Messiah/Christ, because they have become imbued with a Darwininst mindset that totally inhibits the true practice of their religion. In truth, the lies of secular schools have made monkeys not only of the people, but also of the Christians who fail to realize why their faith cannot move the Mountain of Atheism that obstructs their understanding of the spiritual meaning of the scriptures, as well as their entrance into the Inner Kingdom that Yeshua declared (Lk 17:20-21).|
That Destroy Us
That Make Us Ignorant
The Factions That Destroy Us, And Make us Ignorant, will bring about our downfall. We should be living in a time of great enlightenment -- but we have chosen the path of intellectual poverty. We have been given great opportunity to make serious evolutionary and meaningful gain, but because we are led by Jackals in Washington DC who lack the wisdom to lead, we are on the verge of another Dark Ages where ignorance and superstition prevails. We are not worthy of the Wisdom of our Founding Fathers who spoke of UnAlienable God-Given Rights -- These rights have been perverted, crushed, and prostrated. Folly has reigned in the place of reason; imbecility has reigned instead of thought; vice has reigned instead of virtue; ignorance has reigned instead of knowledge, and bigotry has reigned instead of benevolence! Thus the highest, holiest and sublimest powers of man have been repressed and distorted by the degrading shackles of superstition and false imagination. The office of the mind is to hold dominion where the above evils have reigned. It is to become unchained and free from the prison of both secular and sectarian darkness, and ushered into the light of truth and the atmosphere of liberty. But this cannot be achieves so long as we continue to shackle ourselves to the abyss of ignorance and unknowing. It is man's birthright to climb the proverbial Jacob's Ladder and perceive not only the full dimensions and reality of self, but also that of Creator God in whose Image and Likeness he exists. But, because we are led by political jackals whose only interests are self-serving, we have chosen the path of poverty of both intellect and spirituality.
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The Quagmire Of Ignorance
The Boondoggle Of Anti-Knowledge
The Epitome Of An Antipathetic Aversion To Wisdom
Unlike other Universities, the vision of the founders of Harvard was to explore man's higher realities of mind and being and overcome the shackles of spiritual ignorance. In the words of it's founders: "After God had carried us safe to New England and wee had builded our houses, provided necessaries for our livelihood, rear'd convenient places for God's worship, and settled the civil government: One of the next things we longed for and looked after was to advance learning and perpetuate it to posterity; dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches, when our present ministers shall lie in the dust." Yet, Harvard has not only turned upon its first principles, but has endorsed and even championed the Equation of Absolute Ignorance that pervades our elitist academia today. Send your son or daughter to Harvard, or any one of a number of our so-called institutions of higher learning, and you have not only shackled them to ignorance, but brought about what would be called the death of the soul.
Because Harvard and all of our traditional schools today are attempting to stuff greater knowledge into the mind without increasing the mind's useable potential, Harvard and most schools do more to alienate the students from Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding, than guiding them into the Light of the True Learning Experience which is their Birth Right. While it is true that a graduate of Harvard will appear to know more than the Great Unwashed of our society, this is an illusion of knowing -- because knowledge is by degree or in comparison to the UnKnowing. It is our destiny to Know -- but, because we think, teach and attempt to learn in reverse of our own true reality, we alienate ourselves from our own Source of Knowledge.
|Jehovah's Witnesses and other sects quote Ecc 9:5 that "the dead know nothing", and because they fail to comprehend the biblical meaning of the dead -- as embodied in the words of Yeshua: "follow me; and let the dead bury their dead" -- these groups fail to understand that when the scriptures make reference to the dead, what is portrayed are those whose thinking, mindset and lifestyle are of this world. Because in their interpretations of what Paul calls the "letter that killeth" -- these religious group are themselves blind guides that bring spiritual death to the believers who blindly believe their manmade doctrines of little understanding. From a biblical perspective, the Living, are those who have achieved the next stage of soul-birth -- while the dead are the multitude of people who are squandering away their opportunity of life on both the things of this world, or the quagmire of manmade religious doctrines which are embraced by our churches and religious organizations today -- and are thus walking the broad-way of self destruction rather then the "narrow path" that leads to Life through the process of soul-birth. From a spiritual perspective, these sects have so spiritually disenfranchised themselves by their literalized interpretations of the written word -- i.e., the "letter that killeth" -- that they can be compared to the Grim Reaper who brings death to the blind believers who embrace their manmade doctrines.|
|The rejection of the Lord's Passover and the adoption of the Pagan celebration of Easter, is one of many such adoption of heathen customs that has had a dramatic negative impact upon the modern believer. The primary objective of the scriptures is to prepare the believer to live a life purified from the defilements of this world, in order that they can become disciples who are able to bear their own cross in imitation of the pattern of Yeshua, and by walking in TheWay to bring about the next stage of soul-birth. But, because the majority of Christians are totally ignorant of the Natural Cycles and Laws of Creation, and have rejected biblical wisdom, their adoption of Pagan creeds, rituals and religious celebrations has inhibited them from bringing about the next stage of soul-birth that would fulfill the necessary requirement to enter the Kingdom while still alive in the physical body-vessel.|
Seat belts are a Secular-Humanist religious
ritual practiced by Atheists imbued with a Darwinist Mindset as their
holy grail. A man who wears a seat belt either rejects the Bible and the
Higher Order of Man's Spiritual Reality, or is a babe in Christ who
knows no better. The Enlightened Spiritually Mature Disciple dwells in the House of the Lord, and
rejects the unspiritual mindset that is common to those who wear seat
belts. And while the wearing of a seat belt might be good for the people
who live in accord with the thinking and culture of this world, a True
Disciple of Messiah/Christ continually dwells in the Protective
Environment of the Hands of the Lord,
and the wearing of a seat belt is not only a denial of man's Higher
Spiritual Reality, but the mindset from which it springs is the
religious practice of Atheism and Apostasy to the teachings of Yeshua/Jesus.
On the central theme of the alleged beliefs ascribed to the Ebionites, the early church writer Hippolytus tells us: “They live conformably to the customs of the Jews, alleging that they are justified according to the law, and saying that Jesus was justified by fulfilling the law. And therefore it was, (according to the Ebionaeans,) that (the Savior) was named (the) Christ of God and Jesus, since not one of the rest (of mankind) had observed completely the law. For if even any other had fulfilled the commandments (contained) in the law, he would have been that Christ. And the (Ebionaeans allege) that they themselves also, when in like manner they fulfill (the law), are able to become Christs; for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in a like sense with all the rest of the human family” (Hippolytus; The Refutation of All Heresies, Bk 7, Ch 22, Doctrine of the Ebionaeans).
The Ebionites were the believers and disciples of Yeshua who were originally Essenes, and came to be called "the poor ones" (Ebionites) with the advent of Yeshua and the charge to be in the world and not of it. Gibbon writes that the family of Yeshua were Ebionites. The Nazoreans were the Pharisee converts to the teachings of Yeshua, and they embraced a more literal and ritualistic interpretation of the Law (Torah). Like the Essenes, the Ebionites were Jewish Mystics and Gnostics (experiential spiritual knowledge) who interpreted the Law as a Living Threefold Revelation. They used only the most ancient and original of the Gospels written in Hebrew Characters, and interpreted it allegorically as seen in the words of St. Jerome: "A difficult work is enjoined, since this translation has been commanded me by your Felicities, which St. Matthew himself, the Apostle and Evangelist, did not wish to be openly written. For if it had not been Secret, he would have added to the evangel that which he gave forth was his; but he made up this book sealed up in the Hebrew characters, which he put forth even in such a way that the book, written in Hebrew letters and by the hand of himself, might be possessed by the men most religious, who also, in the course of time, received it from those who preceded them. But this very book they never gave to any one to be transcribed, and its text they related some one way and some another".
This Secret more Spiritual version of the Book of Matthew was referred to by Gibbon where he wrote: "But the secret and authentic history has been recorded in several copies of the Gospel according to St. Matthew, which these sectaries long preserved in the original Hebrew, as the sole evidence of their faith." Additional information regarding the original Hebrew Gospel of Matthew is provided by Jerome in his work, O Illustrious Men, on James the Lord's brother: "Further, the Hebrew itself (or original) is preserved to this day in the library at Caesarea which was collected with such care by the martyr Pamphilus. I also had an opportunity of copying it afforded me by the Nazarenes who use the book, at Beroea, a city of Syria". Of the Hebrew original of Matthew, Gibbon writes: "the fact is attested by a chain of fathers - Papias, Irenaeus, Origen, Jerome, etc… But this Hebrew Gospel of St. Matthew is most unaccountably lost; and we may accuse the diligence or fidelity of the primitive churches, who have preferred the unauthorized version of some nameless Greek". Gibbon rightfully calls our copy of Matthew the "unauthorized version of some nameless Greek", because the only true Gospel attributed to Matthew is the original Hebrew version which was never given to the Gentile Church, and we no longer possess today.
The Sacred Knowledge entrusted to the Ebionite followers of Yeshua was kept so secret, that even Epiphanius, writing as early as the end of the fourth century, confesses his ignorance as to their real doctrine and writes that "they neither call themselves Iessaens, nor continue to hold the name of the Jews, nor name themselves Christians, but Nazarenes ... The resurrection of the dead is confessed by them ... concerning Christ, I cannot say whether they think him a mere man, or as the truth is, confess that he was born through the Holy Pneuma from the Virgin."
On The Gospel Of The Hebrews: Quoting Prof. Hugh Schonfield: "The Gospel according to the Hebrews is a literary outlaw with a price on its head; but in spite of the scholarly hue and cry it still evades capture. Neither monastic libraries nor Egyptian rubbish heaps have so far yielded up a single leaf of this important document.... For behind Hebrews lies the unknown potentialities of the Nazarene tradition, which may confirm or contradict some of the most cherished beliefs of Orthodox Christianity. It is useless for certain theologians to designate Hebrews as "secondary" on the evidence of the present fragmentary remains preserved in quotation.... Judged by ancient testimony alone it is indisputable that Hebrews has the best right of any Gospel to be considered a genuine apostolic production;... Here is obviously a most valuable witness, perhaps the most valuable witness to the truth about [Yeshua]... whom even a jury composed entirely of orthodox Christians could not despise, and who ought to be brought into court. But the witness is missing, and all that we have is a few reported statements of his taken long ago... it may be argued that there has been dependence not of 'Hebrews' on the Synoptics but vice versa -- that 'Hebrews' was one of the sources on which one or more of them drew." (Hugh Schonfield; According to the Hebrews; pages 13-18). "The appearance to Ya'akov (James), ...is not mentioned elsewhere in the New Testament but is reported in one of the apocryphal books, the Gospel according to the Hebrews..." (Jewish New Testament Commentary by David Stern 1Cor. 15:7).
Most Important Scriptures Never Given To Gentile Converts: Neither the most profound teachings of Yeshua or the most Sacred of the scriptures were ever given over into the hands of the gentile converts who eventually came to be called the Christian Church. This great truth is demonstrated where it is written in the Epistle Of Peter To James: "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. But if any one, after taking this adjuration, shall act otherwise, he shall with good reason incur eternal punishment. For why should not he who is the cause of the destruction of others not be destroyed himself? The elders, therefore, being pleased with the sentiments of James exclaimed, Blessed be He who, as foreseeing all things, has graciously appointed thee as our bishop;" and when they had said this, we all rose up, and prayed to the Father and God of all, to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
Therefore James, having read the epistle, sent for the elders; and having read it to them, said: Our Peter has strictly and becomingly charged us concerning the establishing of the truth, that we should not communicate the books of his preachings, which have been sent to us, to any one at random, but to one who is good and religious, and who wishes to teach... And these are not all to be committed to him at once; that, if he be found injudicious in the first, the others may not be entrusted to him. Wherefore let him be proved not less than six years. And then according to the initiation of Moses, he that is to deliver the books should bring him to a river or a fountain, which is living water, where the regeneration of the righteous takes place, and should make him, not swear — for that is not lawful — but to stand by the water and adjure, as we ourselves, when we were re-generated, were made to do for the sake of not stoning."
Yeshua/Jesus, Moses, as well as all enlightened Jewish and Christian visionaries, all taught that there are Two Ways -- TheWay of Life, and the "broad-way" that leads to destruction! Because the Jewish sects of the Sadducees and Pharisees at the time that Yeshua walked the earth were blind to the inner spiritual meaning of the Law (Torah), and in their blindness they misled the people with their manmade traditions and their literal and ritual interpretations of the written word, Yeshua called them the offspring of the god of this world (Satan). Thus, the teachings of TheWay which were known as the New Covenant among the Spiritual Israelites known as the Essenes, came to be formalized by Yeshua in order to free the people from having to follow the way of the Jewish priests and teachers of the Law -- whose manmade doctrines brought about the peoples suffering and spiritual destruction. In time a very worldly and unspiritual group of non-Jewish converts arose and referred to themselves as Orthodox Christians -- and these worldly believers who lived in the manner of the heathen, continued to embrace the redemptive philosophy of Mithraism, and condemned the Spiritual Christians who they labeled as heretics and Gnostics -- and then entered into a covenant relationship with Rome that permitted the Emperor to dictate all religious doctrine of the new church which they called Roman Catholic, and as a consequence of this covenant with Rome, the Ebionite/Nazirenes as well as the Spiritual Christians were all hunted down and murdered. The result was that the teachings of TheWay became obstructed by the unspiritual mindset that had become foundational to the new church which now called itself Christian. The result was that the people once again became alienated from the Kingdom within (Luke 17:20-21), in much the same way that the people were alienated from the spiritual knowledge of TheWay by the priests and teachers of the Jewish sects of the Sadducees and Pharisees. In fact, it was this corruption of the teachings of TheWay that caused Muhammad to create a new religion founded upon the framework of teachings of both Judaism and Christianity where Yeshua was no longer portrayed as God in the manner that Pagan Rome recreated him. Muhammad's first wife was the daughter of the Ebionite Elder of Mecca, and he had himself been taught by the Nestorian Monks who had been banished from the Empire because they being Gnostic, refused to accept the religion of the Emperor. Thus, the foundation of Islam prior to it becoming institutionalized, is actually a synthesis of Ebionite and Christian Gnostic teachings.
|Children OF Hell: Every day we crucify the Messiah/Christ in our children when we send them to government institutionalized schools that make them the children of Hell! We unknowingly do this through the process of spiritual abortion that alienates them from their true self and the necessary stage of spiritual birth into the Kingdom of Heaven that Yeshua/Jesus taught was within them (Luke 17:20-21).|
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Letter To Star Parker On School Choice
Star Parker is the founder and president of CURE, the Coalition on Urban Renewal & Education, a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides national dialogue on issues of race and poverty in the media, inner city neighborhoods, and public policy. Prior to her involvement in social activism, Star Parker was a single welfare mother in Los Angeles, California. After receiving Christ, Star returned to college, received a BS degree in marketing and launched an urban Christian magazine. The 1992 Los Angeles riots destroyed her business, yet served as a springboard for her focus on faith-based and free market alternatives to empower the lives of the poor. As a social policy consultant, Star Parker gives regular testimony before the US Congress, and is a national expert on major television and radio shows across the country. Currently, Star is a regular commentator on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News. She debated Jesse Jackson on BET; fought for school choice on Larry King Live; and defended welfare reform on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Preaching In The Name Of
Misguided And Deceived
Preaching In The Name Of Simon Magus
While Jerry Falwell has passed on, his doctrines are still being preached by his son, as well as a very large segment of Fundamentalist Churches. Thus, what was originally written in relation to Jerry Falwell, remains relevant to a great number of people.
In preparation for a confrontation with Simon Magus, the Apostle Peter taught his disciple Clement that the majority of Gentiles would be greatly deceived by Simon, because they did not understand either the traditions of the scriptures, and had themselves thrown away the Key of Knowledge in the manner of the Pharisees. In their failure to understand the traditions, Peter warned that the Gentiles would be cut off from the True Knowledge and Inner Meaning of the Scriptures, because they embraced and taught unworthy beliefs about God. In stating that Jews have no salvation, Jerry Falwell not only demonstrates his ignorance, but has caused himself to be cut off from the true meaning of the scriptures because of his unworthy beliefs about God that he teaches to a greatly deceived congregation of blind believers.
Letter To The ACLJ
Save The Children
As a forerunner to a Constitutional case which would require school choice -- and thereby free the children from incarceration in government institutionalized schools that destroy the spiritual life of the child -- I have initiated a Motion declaring the New York State seat belt law unconstitutional because it does not contain a religious exemption. The Motion demonstrates that the Darwinism and the Theory of Evolution is not only bogus from a scientific perspective, but further denies the legitimate practice of a spiritual-based religion. Thus far, Faith-based Creationists have all failed in their attempt to oppose the Theory of Evolution, because they have attempted to promote the Genesis Account of Creation over Darwism. And while Evolution is little more than junk-science, you can't attack the counterfeit science of Darwinism with the Bible -- this can only be accomplished by presenting a more enlightened perspective of science. The within Motion will defeat Darwinism, because it not only uses modern quantum physics to prove the defectiveness of Evolution, but it demonstrates that modern science has proven the tenets of Spiritual religion and the inner meaning of the scriptures.
|The Essene Ebionite Nazirene Disciples of Yeshua were vegetarians. There still exists a warning by the Disciple Peter that those who eat the flesh of slain beasts, have opened the door to demon influence and even possession -- and instead of the Holy Spirit, flesh eating believers are being led down the wrong path by the voice of demons who impersonate God, Jesus, Mary or an Angel. This same warning can be found in the words of Jesus, and the Epistles of Paul. To their own spiritual demise the modern Christian has continually ignored and even blatantly violated these cautions. In view of this total disregard for these warnings, we must pose the question: When believers speak in tongues, or hear what they believe is the voice of the Lord speaking in their ear, is it the Christ, or the Anti-Christ? These early church references will greatly disturb you!|
Those who seek Truth over doctrine -- Knowledge over dogma -- Light over darkness -- Spirit over flesh -- who live by the Vow of the Nazirene -- who pick up their own cross and follow in the footsteps of the Master of TheWay -- who live a consecrated life in total dedication to the Lord -- who overcome their lower nature through the process of spiritual transformation -- who turn the Key of Knowledge which is the Law/Torah and other scriptures within them, in the endeavor to travail in the "narrow path" and open the "inner door" as they seek to undergo the next stage of birth in the Kingdom within. An Ebionite does not belong to a synagogue, church, temple or mosque of this world -- because temples of this world being an image and pattern of what is in Heaven, is idolatry -- an Ebionite enters the Inner Kingdom, and worships in the Temple made without hands that is Eternal. An Ebionite is not a religious sect -- in the same way that Spiritual Israel is not a Nation of this world -- both represent a condition of mind and being that unites the disciple of TheWay to The Most High God. Not in belief, faith, rhetoric and church dogma, or genetic heritage -- but rather, through a consecrated life that permits God to fully manifest in the life of the disciple of TheWay. This total transformation of the historical man known as Yeshua was demonstrated in his baptism account in the Gospel According To The Hebrews which was known as the Original Matthew, where St. Jerome quotes the text in On Isa. xi.2. "(The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him) not partially as in the case of other holy men: but, according to the Gospel written in the Hebrew speech, which the Nazarenes read, 'There shall descend upon him the whole fount of the Holy Spirit'. . . .In the Gospel I mentioned above, I find this written: 'And it came to pass when the Lord was come up out of the water, the whole fount of the Holy Spirit descended and rested upon him, and said unto him: My son, in all the prophets was I waiting for thee that thou shouldst come, and I might rest in thee. For thou art my rest, and thou art my first begotten son, that reignest for ever."
All scriptures are written in a threefold allegorical manner that portray what appears on the surface as historical accounts as events of the mind and spirit in the life of the Disciple of TheWay (see Why God Speaks To Us In Enigmas). Thus, the names of angels are the Laws -- the twelve disciples represent the spheres of mind in the Tree of Life -- and the cities through which Yeshua walked are the spiritual centers of the body that must be brought into Oneness in order to move into abiding harmony with the Essence of God within each of us. The Ebionites used what is known historically as the Original Matthew, of which St. Jerome writes to the Bishops Chromatius and Heliodorus: "A difficult work is enjoined, since this translation has been commanded me by your Felicities, which St. Matthew himself, the Apostle and Evangelist, did not wish to be openly written. For if it had not been Secret, he would have added to the evangel that which he gave forth was his; but he made up this book sealed up in the Hebrew characters, which he put forth even in such a way that the book, written in Hebrew letters and by the hand of himself, might be possessed by the men most religious, who also, in the course of time, received it from those who preceded them. But this very book they never gave to any one to be transcribed, and its text they related some one way and some another". If the genuine essence of the teachings of Yeshua was little more than belief in the personage of Jesus as Christians generally believe today -- and the purpose of the scriptures was to merely enlighten man with regard to the personage of Jesus so that they might have faith and believe -- which is the root concept upon which the modern church is founded -- then there would never have been a reason for the disciple Matthew to author a writing that was too secret to be placed into the hands of either the secular Jewish or Gentile converts. Once we truly begin to understand what is being conveyed in a statement such as this, then we would be forced to re-evaluate everything that we presently believe with regard to the very design and purpose of New Covenant teachings.
A Most Important Reality: In the Epistle of Peter To James it is written: "Knowing, my brother, your eager desire after that which is for the advantage of us all, I beg and beseech you not to communicate to any one of the Gentiles the books of my preachings which I sent to you, nor to any one of our own tribe before trial; but if any one has been proved and found worthy, then to commit them to him, after the manner in which Moses delivered his books to the Seventy who succeeded to his chair. Wherefore also the fruit of that caution appears even till now. For his countrymen keep the same rule of monarchy and polity everywhere, being unable in any way to think otherwise, or to be led out of the way of the much-indicating Scriptures. For, according to the rule delivered to them, they endeavor to correct the discordances of the Scriptures, if any one, haply not knowing the traditions, is confounded at the various utterances of the prophets. Wherefore they charge no one to teach, unless he has first learned how the Scriptures must be used. And thus they have amongst them one God, one law, one hope." To which James replied: "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. But if any one, after taking this adjuration, shall act otherwise, he shall with good reason incur eternal punishment. For why should not he who is the cause of the destruction of others not be destroyed himself?"
In the Gospel According to the Hebrews this important concept was explored: "It is written in the Gospel to the Hebrews that when Christ wished to come upon the earth to men, the good Father called a mighty power in the heavens which was called Michael, and committed Christ to the care thereof. And the power came down into the world and it was called Mary, and Christ was in her womb seven months. Afterwards she gave birth to him, and he increased in stature, and he chose the apostles, . . . 'was crucified, and taken up by the Father'." In the Gospel Yeshua speakes of his mother: "My mother the Holy Spirit." With regard to the mystery of the virgin birth, St. Gregory writes: “…we conclude that the power of the Highest, coalescing with our entire nature by that coming upon (the Virgin) of the Holy Ghost, both resides in our soul, so far as reason sees it possible that it should reside there, and is blended with our body, so that our salvation throughout every element may be perfect”. Thus, each of us must pick up our own cross and follow in TheWay.
Those readers familiar with early Christian history
know that during the first three centuries there was great strife between
certain groups of believers. Yet,
in not understanding the depth of the Apostle Paul's Epistles, modern Christians
generally fail to realize the source of this conflict.
What is clear in First Corinthians was that there were two classes of
Christians: Those who knew only the testimony of “Christ
and him crucified”, and those who went beyond the exoteric doctrine
of Christ, and learned the Mysteries of God that Paul could not speak openly
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).
In these words Paul is warning the believers at
Corinth that he can only speak about the Wisdom and Mysteries of God to those
who are perfect. Yet, the believer
today totally rejects these words of the Apostle.
Contrary to modern Christian doctrine, the Apostle does not say perfect
faith -- perfect belief -- or some philosophical idea of perfection by virtue of
membership in a religious group. The
idea of perfection from a biblical perspective, is complete in all its parts --
and because we cling to manmade doctrines, we do not believe that man is capable
of this state of perfection that the Apostle speaks of. In Paul’s warning to the believers at Corinth, the
Apostle then uses a phrase that is found in the Old Testament, the New
Testament, and the writings of the early Church Fathers, and writes: “But
as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into
the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him”
(1 Cor 2:9 KJV). This
statement is of course fundamental to a Gnostic, or Spiritual Church.
What is written by Paul is no different than what
Origen stated was the primary difference between the gospel given to the
multitudes, and those who were worthy to be in the house with the Lord: “Then
Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came
unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field”
(Matt 13:36 KJV). In our
quest to understand why there were two doctrines, the Bible itself openly
declares in the words of Jesus: “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).
Who is permitted to understand a parable?
Only the disciple of the Lord.
All others are said to be “without” -- or outside the house.
In the words of Origen: “I have not yet spoken
of the observances of all that is written in the gospel, each one of which
contains much doctrine difficult to be understood, not merely by the multitude,
but even by certain of the more intelligent, 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”.
Like the Christians today, the believers at Corinth
lacked nothing -- possessing all the knowledge that could be given to them
regarding the testimony of Jesus, which is confirmed when Paul said: “that
in everything you were enriched in Him, in all speech and all knowledge, even as
the testimony concerning Christ was confirmed in you, so that you are not
lacking in any gift, awaiting eagerly the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who shall also confirm you to the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus
Christ” (1 Cor 1:5-8 NAS).
And yet, to these same believers who possessed “all knowledge”,
Paul said: “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you
as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed
you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it,
neither yet now are ye able” (1 Cor 3:1-2 KJV).
The baptized believers at Corinth -- believers who
had the opportunity of be taught by the Apostle himself -- believers who could
speak in tongues, had been given all knowledge, and not lacking any gift -- Paul
states these believers were too carnal to be given the Mysteries of God.
Paul tells the believers at Corinth that he could only give them the “milk”
of the gospel, because they were not yet ready to be given the solid food of the
spirit. Why? Because
they were “…not able to bear it”.
In essence, what Paul is writing is no different in
content than what Ignatius wrote when he said: “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”.
Clement of Alexandria states the same thing as Origen,
the Apostle Paul, and St. Ignatius when he writes: “For
many reasons, then, the Scriptures hide the sense. First, that we may become
inquisitive, and be ever on the watch for the discovery of the words of
salvation. Then it was not suitable for all to understand, so that they might
not receive harm in consequence of taking in another sense the things declared
for salvation by the Holy Spirit. Wherefore the holy mysteries of the prophecies
are veiled in the parables - preserved for chosen men, selected to knowledge in
consequence of their faith; for the style of the Scriptures is parabolic.
Wherefore also the Lord, who was not of the world, came as one who was of the
world to men. For He was clothed with all virtue; and it was His aim to lead
man, the foster-child of the world, up to the objects of intellect, and to the
most essential truths by knowledge, from one world to another”.
Again we see that the secret Christian doctrine is
concealed from the carnal believer so that, in the words of Clement, “they
might not receive harm in consequence of taking in another sense the things
declared for salvation by the Holy Spirit”.
More importantly, we can begin to get a sense of man's true reality when
we focus on the manner in which Clement describes us when he calls us “the
foster-child of the world” -- and depicts Yeshua as the savior who
came to lead us “from one world to another”.
What we are being given here is a genuine vision that
reveals to modern believers the very essence of New Covenant teachings -- i.e.,
that we are not of this realm -- and as the prodigal sons of our Heavenly
Father, Yeshua/Jesus came to lead us out of this world.
That we must travel in the Master's footsteps if we are to be called a
true disciple of the Christ, is confirmed in the words of St. Gregory, Bishop of
Nyssa, who wrote: “…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”.
Impossible, because we cannot inherit salvation and be
saved, until we have ourselves followed the Lord “by
the path of an exact imitation of Him who leads the way”.
Why? Because we are
not of this world -- alien residents -- “foster-children”
-- and Jesus came as a guide to lead us on our journey Home.
In this respect it is of the utmost importance that we understand that
belief and faith are indicative of that condition found in carnal Christians who
have not yet found entrance into the Kingdom. Once we make the journey, and arrive in the Kingdom
that is our true place of origin, faith and belief will pass away as we once
again possess a sure and proven Knowledge of our True Spiritual Nature.
In order to begin the process, and commence to follow in The Way, we must be fully cognizant of what the Lord taught his faithful disciples! In the words of the Apostle Paul: “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14 KJV). In view of the fact that by the Apostle's own testimony, the body of believers would look upon the Spiritual Gospel of Christ as foolishness, we must realize even in our present time that that modern-day Christians would condemn the secret doctrine that Yeshua taught his disciples -- and label these teachings heresy.
Each of us must accomplish in our own lives what the historical Yeshua did in his. Since Mary is a Divine Force that restores the prodigal sons and daughters to their original Edeninc state, each of us must therefore be born of Mary -- i.e., the Gospel of the Hebrews which teaches: "...And the power came down into the world and it was called Mary". For Yeshua was a man who had so consecrated himself and fulfilled the Torah/Law in a spiritual manner by turning it within himself, that he moved into“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 while this many seem impossible to the people of the simple faith, all things are possible because it is the Power of the Most High that transforms those who consecrate themselves and desire to be with their Heavenly Father.
|The Law is Spiritual! Yeshua commanded his disciples to Observe and Fulfill the Law/Torah. Not in the ritualistic manner of the Jews, but in a Spiritual manner by turning the Torah within them in the endeavor to open the Inner Narrow Door to the Kingdom. By doing this, Yeshua became the Lord's Anointed (Messiah/Christ), and One with that Principle known as the Indwelling Son of God.|
|The Disciple of the Lord is always a Nazirene -- i.e., the People of the Vow -- a Consecrated and Anointed Chosen One of the Lord who is set apart from the world. Only those who are of the Vow of the Nazirene can know the Mysteries of God and the inner meaning of the Law/Torah that is the Keys of Knowledge that opens the Inner Door to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination.|
|The path of the Disciple of TheWay is a personal calling for the more mature believer. The Disciple must be willing to make the service to God the paramount and exclusive focus of their life. Such a person must become a person of absolute dedication to the Lord as a Servant in the calling and care of His flock.|
|One Teacher and Rabbi in TheWay: In the Purity of the teachings of The Way, there can be no sects -- no opinions -- no manmade doctrines of belief -- no churches which call themselves by a name that separates them from another! In the Purity of the teachings of The Way, there is only One Teacher -- The Messiah -- and all genuine shepherds who are faithful to the Lord are merely guides who point The Way to the Presence of the Son of God. The disciple must therefore learn to apply the Key of Knowledge in their life so they can use it to open the inner "strait gate" to the Kingdom within.|
|The Kingdom Must be Entered While Physically Alive: As the Disciple follows in the footsteps of Yeshua and journeys in The Way, they are not only able to enter the Kingdom of Heaven through the "strait gate", but as they continue to develop spiritually, they are able to simultaneously exist both in this world and in the Kingdom at the same time. This is the fulfillment of the Commandment of the Lord to be in the world and not of it!|
|The Soul That Evolves to Perfection: Yeshua/Jesus taught that the soul of man evolves to perfection over the course of many lives. The Disciples of TheWay believed in reincarnation? You, therefore, cannot even be considered a true follower of Yeshua/Jesus, and not believe in reincarnation? Click the Lighthouse on the left and learn the answer to this profound and all-important paradoxical question that Jews and Christians today are unable to answer! It will shock you to learn the truth!|
|You Must Be Born Again to Enter the Kingdom: Jews and Christians of the simple faith are as a fetus when compared to a Mature Disciple of Messiah/Christ! Are you pro-life? Traditional Church doctrines abort more Christians with respect to entering into Life, than does all the abortion clinics in the world. More Jews and Christians die by walking the Broad-way of Destruction because they cling to manmade doctrines of belief! They fail to embrace the words of Yeshua/Jesus when he commanded: "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Matt 7:13-14 NIV)|
|How Did Yeshua Become the Messiah/Christ? The Bible teaches that Jesus was a man who became the Messiah/Christ for the first time at his baptism, and the Son of God at the crucifixion. His disciples believed that Jesus was a man who was in mystical union with the Indwelling Logos/Word. How much of modern Christian dogma which is founded upon Plato's Doctrine of the Trinity is valid in the life of the modern Christian today? You will be shocked to learn the truth!|
|Things Christians Never Told Jews About the New Testament Scriptures. Did you know that the New Testament states that G-d did not want the majority of Jews to accept Jesus as the Messiah? Not only the New Testament scriptures, but this fact is also confirmed in the Epistles of Paul, as well as the writings of Clement, the disciple of the Apostle Peter! Why? Because it was known beforehand that many of the Gentiles would be unable to embrace the higher concepts of the teachings of TheWay which came to be called Christianity -- and because the teachings themselves would become defiled and corrupted with Pagan/heathen concepts of religion, Judaism needed to be preserved separate, in order to preserve the bedrock from which truth could once again emerge more easily in the future.|
|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 Gospel of the Nazirenes: 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 Secret Doctrine of Christianity: The Original Church was Spiritually Wholistic. It served the needs of the sinner through the milk of the simple faith - the seeker through the revelation of the Minor Mysteries - the Spiritually Mature through Gnostic Revelation. Come and learn the true teachings of Jesus that was taught only to his genuine disciples.|
|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.|
Anthology Of Fools - Conflict Of Atheist & Believer: Atheists proclaim the tenets of a science they fail to embrace as apostates. And while the criticize religion and the Bible, they surrender their own gift of reason to contend with blind believers of the simple faith. In rejecting their own science, they are more dead and irrational than the religious people they judge and condemn!
Of the Ebionites it was noted by the early Church writer Irenaeus: "Those who are called Ebionites agree that the world was made by God... they use the Gospel of Matthew only, and repudiate the Apostle Paul, maintaining that he was an apostate from the Law." But exactly what does this mean? Did the Ebionites condemn Paul? Or did they condemn the misunderstandings of the Law that many spiritually ignorant non-Jews assumed Paul to be promoting? The problem is not so much with Paul -- but rather, the ignorance of both the Jews and the Christians with respect to why the Ebionites seemingly condemned Paul.
begin to understand why the Ebionites condemned Paul, you must first understand that
his Epistles were not only corrupted (see Orthodox
Corruption Of The Scriptures), but numerous writings attributed to Paul
were authored by anti-Jewish Gentiles who were members of the Greek
Mystery religions. Yet, Paul was not wrong on a number of
points -- but he espoused a very different religion than the historical man Yeshua. This
fact is noted in the
Encyclopedia Britannica where it writes: “In
calling Paulinism 'Christocentric', one raises the question as to its relation
to the Gospel proclaimed by Jesus... how far he unconsciously modified the
Gospel by making Christ its subject matter rather than its revealer.... Paul...
put all into so fresh a perspective as to change the relative emphasis on points
central to the teaching of Jesus, and so alter its spirit. A school of writers,
by no means unappreciative of Paul as they understand him, of whom W. Wrede may
be taken as example, answer that Paul so changed Christianity as to become its
'second founder' - the real founder of ecclesiastical Christianity as distinct
from the Christianity of Jesus. They
say, 'either Jesus or Paul' it cannot be both at once’”.
When Paul wrote that a ritual observance of the Torah equated to the "letter that killeth" -- that the Law is spiritual, and is not to be observed outwardly in the ritual manner of the Pharisees -- this rejection of the outward ritual observance of the Law of Moses is also seen in the words of Epiphanius when he wrote about the Ebionites that they "do not accept Moses' Pentateuch in its entirety; certain sayings they reject... stating Christ has revealed this to me, and will blespheme most of the legislation" (Panarion 30.18.7-9). What does it mean to "...blespheme most of the legislation"? Thus, the Law has a spiritual meaning -- and must be observed by turning the ordinances of the Law within the seeker/disciples own mind and being by using the Key of Knowledge, in order to overcome and fulfill the Law in the manner that Yeshua did. On the central theme of the alleged beliefs ascribed to the Ebionites, the early church writer Hippolytus tells us: “They live conformably to the customs of the Jews, alleging that they are justified according to the law, and saying that Jesus was justified by fulfilling the law. And therefore it was, (according to the Ebionaeans,) that (the Savior) was named (the) Christ of God and Jesus, since not one of the rest (of mankind) had observed completely the law. For if even any other had fulfilled the commandments (contained) in the law, he would have been that Christ. And the (Ebionaeans allege) that they themselves also, when in like manner they fulfill (the law), are able to become Christs; for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in a like sense with all the rest of the human family” (Hippolytus; The Refutation of All Heresies, Bk 7, Ch 22, Doctrine of the Ebionaeans)..
What this means is that if anyone were to observe the Law completely, that they would be the Anointed (Messiah/Christ), and they would know and could do anything that Yeshua/Jesus did -- i.e., "Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father" (John 14:12). And while this statement of fact is true, it is neither understood by Jew or Christian alike -- because, in order to fulfill the Law in the manner that Yeshua taught, it must be fulfilled within the seeker/disciples own mind and being. And that the literal written word of the Torah is as a cloak for the inner soul and spiritual meaning that the people of a carnal and organic mind of this world are blind to, is seen in the statement of Jewish Mysticism in the Zohar when it warns: "Thus the tales related in the Torah are simply her outer garments, and woe to the man who regards that outer garb as the Torah itself, for such a man will be deprived of portion in the next world." (see No Jew Has Seen The Torah). Which is explained in the Zohar: “The narratives of the doctrine are its cloak. The simple look only on the garment, that is upon the narrative of the doctrine; more they know not. The instructed, however, see not merely the cloak, but what the cloak covers”. Why will the man who sees only the "...outer garb as the Torah ...be deprived of [his] portion in the next world"? Because unless the seeker/disciple fulfills the Law in the manner that Yeshua did while they are still alive in the physical body-vessel, it will be impossible to bring about the next stage of birth that Yeshua said was necessary, in order to enter into Life in the Kingdom.
While Paul understood that the Law could not be fulfilled through an outward ritual observance in the manner of the Jews, Paul was not a good communicator -- and failed to explain the spiritual meaning of the allegorical text of the written word that must be fulfilled within the mind and being of the seeker/disciple. And this turning of the Law within one's self and fulfilling the tenets of the written Law that are presented under the cloak of allegory, is presented in the AskMoses.com portrayal of the Final Temple which reads:
The Final Temple: With the destruction of the Second Temple, G-d changed His mode of interaction with the universe. Until the destruction, the Temple was the window to G-d; spirituality had a physical home in Jerusalem. The Kohanim offered the daily sacrifices, the daily routines went uninterrupted, daily personal prayer was redundant.
With the destruction, G-d destroyed the physical Temple and made it a spiritual place... We cannot find G-d in Jerusalem; we must find Him in us
With the destruction, G-d destroyed the physical Temple and made it a spiritual place. He took that window and placed it within us. Instead of traveling to Jerusalem, G-d wanted us to find Him in our inner Jerusalem. Now, our bodies are our Temples, our souls are our windows, our minds are our Kohanim and our animal instincts are our sacrifices. We cannot offer physical sacrifices three times a day, but we can pray three times a day. We cannot attend Temple services three times a day, but we can tap into our souls three times a day. We cannot atone for our shortcomings by sacrificing animals, but we can sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions. We cannot find G-d in Jerusalem; we must find Him in us.
This was G-d’s Master Plan. By exchanging a sweeping, dramatic outdoor concert of public spirituality for an internal, personal, private experience, G-d was bringing Himself even closer to humanity, laying the groundwork for the Third and final Temple—an age that will synthesize G-d’s presence inside our hearts and minds and in the world around us in a totally new reality: the Era of Moshiach.
What this means is that to observe and fulfill the
Law, the Law must be turned within one's own self, and fulfilled within one's
own body, mind and being. And with respect to the outward ritual
observance of the Law Paul wrote: "Tell me, you who
desire to be under law, do you not hear the law? For it is written that Abraham
had two sons, one by a slave and one by a free woman. But the son of the slave
was born according to the flesh, the son of the free woman through promise. Now
this is an allegory: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai,
bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in
Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her
children. But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother"
(Gal 4:21-27 RSV). The Jews who observed the Law outwardly in ritual
and tradition, were those in slavery who were of the Jerusalem of this world.
Whereas, those seeker/disciples who understood that the written law is an
"allegorical" portrayal of the Forces and
Laws that are functioning and operating within our own mind and being, were able
to fulfill the Law in the manner that Yeshua/Jesus taught, and are those who
were portrayed as being of "...the Jerusalem [that is]
above [and] is free". And of those who fulfill the
Law within themselves the Revelation states: "He who
conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God; never shall he go
out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city
of my God, the new Jerusalem which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my
own new name. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the
churches" Rev 3:12-13). What must be conquered?
"...We cannot atone for our shortcomings by sacrificing
animals, but we can sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our
desires, our beastly compulsions. We cannot find G-d in Jerusalem; we must find
Him in us". Thus, Paul asks the question:
"Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple
and that God's Spirit lives in you?" (1 Cor 3:16-17).
Further stating: "Do you not know that your body is a
temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You
are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your
body" (1 Cor 6:19-20).
It is impossible to understand both the Gospel, and those points in the original Epistles where Paul was correct (prior to being corrupted), until one begins to understand the teachings of Yeshua that the Kingdom is within -- that each of us is the prodigal son of our Heavenly Father -- and that organic man dwells in what Yeshua portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- and that only by picking up one's own cross and travailing in TheWay, can the inner "narrow strait gate" be opened unto you, and can you return to your Source (see Gate Of Eden). And when Yeshua accused the very Torah Observant (carnal) leaders of the Jews of throwing away the Key of Knowledge, it was because they were interpreting the scriptures outwardly in ritual and tradition, instead of using them as the Key of Knowledge, to open the inner door to the Kingdom. That the Ebionites were enlightened to the spiritual meaning of the Torah, and did not observe it outwardly in ritual and tradition, is the reason why Epiphanius wrote that they "do not accept Moses' Pentateuch in its entirety; certain sayings they reject... stating Christ has revealed this to me, and will blaspheme most of the legislation" (Panarion 30.18.7-9). For them to be accused of "blaspheming most of the legislation", means that they did not at all observe the Torah in accordance with the letter of the written word -- but rather, they understood the allegorical symbolism that was applicable to unlocking the inner door to the Kingdom.
Many modern pseudo-Ebionites and pseudo-Nazarenes focus on the condemnation of Paul in the writings of Peter's disciple Clement, but they ignore these same writings which portray the written text of the scriptures as the "books with the power to deceive" (see Mystery Of The Books). Which means that these pseudo-Ebionite/Nazarene groups don't at all understand why both Peter and the original Ebionites opposed and condemned Paul as the proverbial Simon Magus. Yet, these same pseudo-Ebionite/Nazarenes who are themselves blind to the spiritual meaning of the Torah -- and have themselves been fooled and seduced by what Peter portrays at the "mystery of the books with the power to deceive" (see An Inconvenient Truth), remain equally blind to the spiritual meaning of the Gospels.
The problem with Paul from an historical sense is seen in the fact that a number of non-Jews authored his Epistles in his name, and many of them were hostile to Judaism. Paul, therefore, is the father of Christian Gnosticism -- which in and of itself is not necessarily bad -- but we must also remember that there were major differences in the Greek Mystery religions (Gnostic) and the system taught by Yeshua and the people of the New Covenant. But since the vast majority of modern pseudo-Ebionite/Nazarenes do not understand the meaning of the word Gnosis as being Spiritual Knowledge revealed directly to the mind of True Disciples and Seekers of TheWay (see The Reality Of Gnosis), in their ignorance they condemn and reject the Divine Manna from Heaven. And while Paul was not wrong in his assertion that it would have been a waste of time for the non-Jews to become ritually Torah observant -- much quicker enlightenment was achieved by non-Jews who converted to a spiritual quasi-Buddhist lifestyle which was what Paul promoted. But the problem worsened when the carnal non-Jewish converts who were themselves ignorant of the spiritual meaning of the Torah, started writing their doctrines directly into the Epistles associated with Paul. Many of the more anti-Jewish pro-Gnostic Epistles attributed to Paul were in fact eventually suppressed by the Church, because these writings demonstrated that they were authored by a non-Jewish Gnostic.
an example: The second century Church Father Clement of Alexandria writes that: “And further, that the same God that
furnished both the Covenants was the giver of Greek philosophy to the Greeks,
by which the Almighty is glorified among the Greeks, he shows. And it is clear
from this. Accordingly, then, from the Hellenic training, and also from that
of the law are gathered into the one race of the saved people those who accept
faith: not that the three peoples are separated by time, so that one might
suppose three natures, but trained in different Covenants of the one Lord, by
the word of the one Lord. For that, as God wished to save the Jews by giving
to them prophets, so also by raising up prophets of their own in their own
tongue, as they were able to receive God’s beneficence, He distinguished the
most excellent of the Greeks from the common herd, in addition to ‘Peter’s
Preaching,’ the Apostle Paul will show, saying:
‘Take also the Hellenic books, read the Sibyl, how it is shown that God is
one, and how the future is indicated. And taking Hystaspes, read, and you will
find much more luminously and distinctly the Son of God described, and how
many kings shall draw up their forces against Christ, hating Him and those
that bear His name, and His faithful ones, and His patience, and His
coming.’ Then in one word he asks us, ‘Whose is the world, and all that is
in the world? Are they not God’s? ‘ Wherefore Peter says, that the
Lord said to the apostles: ‘If any one of Israel then, wishes to repent, and
by my name to believe in God, his sins shall be forgiven him, after twelve
years. Go forth into the world, that no one may say, We have not heard’”.
These words attributed to Paul by Clement of Alexandria, have been suppressed by the Church, and the ignorant Christians are under the grave misconception that the Ebionite/Nazirenes opposed him merely because he condemned a ritual observance of the Torah -- which the Ebionite/Nazirenes who were Gnostic and vegetarian, did not themselves hold to.
Some of the writings attributed to Paul were outrageous, but the ignorant Christians today know nothing about these. As can be seen in the above words, Clement quotes an Epistle of Paul where he (the author) uses the Sibyl of the Greek Mystery religions as an authority. He also quotes Hystaspes -- which I will provide a research article: "According to Avestan history, Vištâspa offered asylum to Zarathustra when the latter was hunted down by his opponents, the priests of the god Mithra. Later, the king organized a debate between the prophet and the priests; when Zarathustra had proved that his doctrines were superior, Vištâspa became an adherent of the new religion. Legend has elaborated this story and added an intervention by Ahuramazda in person" (see SEARCH)
If the Ebionite/Nazirenes would have accepted the Greek Gnosticism that was promoted under the authorship of Paul, they would have totally undermined their own position among the Essenes and Hebrews -- and would not have been able to guide carnal Jews in TheWay. While I understand Gnosticism, these writings of Paul, and most other religious paths as alternative paths for people of different paths, I was forced to take a different position back in the first century (see Brother Of Yeshua/Jesus). Because few Jews today understand the Inner Spiritual Revelation of the Torah, the great majority of modern Jews have been alienated from their own religion. And because most non-Jews are too carnal to comprehend the very Gnostic Epistles of Paul -- and in not understanding the inner meaning of the scriptures (see An Inconvenient Truth) -- and have themselves thrown away the Key of Knowledge -- they falsely believe that Yeshua did away with the Law. This condition of profound spiritual ignorance is responsible for the greater number of Christians and Messianic Jews that have in fact alienated themselves from the teachings of TheWay that they claim to champion.
In the book Christ or Paul?, the Rev. V.A. Holmes-Gore wrote: "Let the reader contrast the true Christian standard with that of Paul and he will see the terrible betrayal of all that the Master taught....For the surest way to betray a great Teacher is to misrepresent his message....That is what Paul and his followers did, and because the Church has followed Paul in his error it has failed lamentably to redeem the world....The teachings given by the blessed Master Christ, which the disciples John and Peter and James, the brother of the Master, tried in vain to defend and preserve intact were as utterly opposed to the Pauline Gospel as the light is opposed to the darkness."
The theologian Soren Kierkegaard, writing in The Journals, echoes the above sentiment: "In the teachings of Christ, religion is completely present tense: Jesus is the prototype and our task is to imitate him, become a disciple. But then through Paul came a basic alteration. Paul draws attention away from imitating Christ and fixes attention on the death of Christ The Atoner. What Martin Luther. in his reformation, failed to realize is that even before Catholicism, Christianity had become degenerate at the hands of Paul. Paul made Christianity the religion of Paul, not of Christ Paul threw the Christianity of Christ away, completely turning it upside down. making it just the opposite of the original proclamation of Christ"
The theologian Ernest Renan, in his book Saint Paul, wrote: "True Christianity, which will last forever, comes from the gospel words of Christ not from the epistles of Paul. The writings of Paul have been a danger and a hidden rock. the causes of the principal defects of Christian theology."
Albert Schweitzer, winner of the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize, has been called "one of the greatest Christians of his time." He was a philosopher, physician, musician, clergyman, missionary, and theologian. In his The Quest for the Historical Jesus and his Mysticism of Paul he writes: "Paul....did not desire to know Christ....Paul shows us with what complete indifference the earthly life of Jesus was regarded....What is the significance for our faith and for our religious life, the fact that the Gospel of Paul is different from the Gospel of Jesus?....The attitude which Paul himself takes up towards the Gospel of Jesus is that he does not repeat it in the words of Jesus, and does not appeal to its authority....The fateful thing is that the Greek, the Catholic, and the Protestant theologies all contain the Gospel of Paul in a form which does not continue the Gospel of Jesus, but displaces it."
William Wrede, in his book Paul, informs us: "The oblivious contradictions in the three accounts given by Paul in regard to his conversion are enough to arouse distrust....The moral majesty of Jesus, his purity and piety, his ministry among his people, his manner as a prophet, the whole concrete ethical-religious content of his earthly life, signifies for Paul's Christology nothing whatever....The name 'disciple of Jesus' has little applicability to Paul....Jesus or Paul: this alternative characterizes, at least in part, the religious and theological warfare of the present day"
Rudolf Bultman, one of the most respected theologians, wrote in his Significance of the Historical Jesus for the Theology of Paul: "It is most obvious that Paul does not appeal to the words of the Lord in support of his....views. when the essentially Pauline conceptions are considered, it is clear that Paul is not dependent on Jesus. Jesus' teaching is -- to all intents and purposes -- irrelevant for Paul."
Walter Bauer, another eminent theologian, wrote in his Orthodoxy and Heresy in Earliest Christianity: "If one may be allowed to speak rather pointedly the Apostle Paul was the only Arch-Heretic known to the apostolic age."
George Bernard Shaw, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925; in his Androcles and the Lion, we read: "There is not one word of Pauline Christianity in the characteristic utterances of Jesus....There has really never been a more monstrous imposition perpetrated than the imposition of Paul's soul upon the soul of Jesus....It is now easy to understand how the Christianity of Jesus....was suppressed by the police and the Church, while Paulinism overran the whole western civilized world, which was at that time the Roman Empire, and was adopted by it as its official faith."
Will Durant; in his Caesar and Christ, he wrote: "Paul created a theology of which none but the vaguest warrants can be found in the words of Christ....Through these interpretations Paul could neglect the actual life and sayings of Jesus, which he had not directly known....Paul replaced conduct with creed as the test of virtue. It was a tragic change."
Martin Buber, the most respected Jewish philosopher of this century, wrote in Two Types of Faith: "The Jesus of the Sermon on the Mount is completely opposed to Paul"
In one of the best books on early Christianity, Those Incredible Christians, Dr. High Schonfield reports: "It was not only the teaching and activities of Paul which made him obnoxious to the Christian leaders: but their awareness that he set his revelations above their authority and claimed an intimacy with the mind of Jesus, greater than that of those who had companied with him on earth and had been chosen by him....It was an abomination, especially as his ideas were so contrary to what they knew of Jesus, that he should pose as the embodiment of the Messiah 's will....Paul was seen as the demon-driven enemy of the Messiah....For the legitimate Church, Paul was a dangerous and disruptive influence, bent on enlisting a large following among the Gentiles in order to provide himself with a numerical superiority with the support of which he could set at defiance the Elders at Jerusalem. Paul had been the enemy from the beginning. and because he failed in his former open hostility he had craftily insinuated himself into the fold to destroy it from within."
It is important to understand the relationship between
the teachings of Jesus, and the theology that has been created from the
perspective of the Epistles of the Apostle Paul -- a man who never met Jesus in
his lifetime. Under the
heading of Jesus and Paul, the Encyclopedia Britannica writes: “In
calling Paulinism 'Christocentric', one raises the question as to its relation
to the Gospel proclaimed by Jesus... how far he unconsciously modified the
Gospel by making Christ its subject matter rather than its revealer.... Paul...
put all into so fresh a perspective as to change the relative emphasis on points
central to the teaching of Jesus, and so alter its spirit. A school of writers,
by no means unappreciative of Paul as they understand him, of whom W. Wrede may
be taken as example, answer that Paul so changed Christianity as to become its
'second founder' - the real founder of ecclesiastical Christianity as distinct
from the Christianity of Jesus. They
say, 'either Jesus or Paul' it cannot be both at once’”.
No Jew Has Ever Read The Law/Torah
The Jewish world today is in spiritual turmoil. Only a very small number of Jews are Torah Observant. The majority of Reformed and Conservative Jews live as non-Jews -- neither observing the Sabbath or keeping the tenets of the written Law. Many Jews consider themselves Atheists. A massive number of Jews are daily being converted to Messianic Judaism -- a Christian based doctrinal system which has cloaked itself in a Jewish facade in order to convert Jews to Christianity. Others call themselves Nazarene Jews or Ebionites, but because they have been spiritually disenfranchised, they remain counterfeit with respect to the names and terms they espouse. And while there are the very few enlightened Jews (Spiritual Israelites) who know the truth, the Jewish, Christian and Muslim world remains ignorant as to the Truth that is only known by these very few.
The Spiritual Law/Torah
Once understood, Paul taught a parable doctrine with respect to the Law as was embraced by the Ebionites. The problem is that modern Jews remain in bondage to the written word, while Christians who fail to comprehend the true meaning of the Law, dwell in lawless abandonment that makes them apostates to the Kingdom of God.
The Law is Spiritual!
Yeshua commanded his disciples to Observe and Fulfill the Law/Torah. Not in the ritualistic manner of the Jews, but in a Spiritual manner by turning the Torah within them in the endeavor to open the Inner Narrow Door to the Kingdom. By doing this, Yeshua became the Lord's Anointed (Messiah/Christ), and One with that Principle known as the Indwelling Son of God.
The Gnostic Paul
The above authors and scholars are correct! Because many of the converts were of a heathen minset and lifestyle, and they failed to comprehend the essence of a Spiritual Church vs a secularized institutionalized Church, their carnal interpretations and misinterpretation of Paul eventually led to the destruction of the teachings of TheWay. Faith to the Apostle Paul meant something entirely different than it did to Martin Luther and the modern believer today. Until we begin to understand faith from the more enlightened Spiritual/Gnostic perception of Paul, the modern Christian religious experience will not bring about the results the believers envision -- and will in fact lead to their own spiritual destruction. Paul taught to "prove all things", because if you seek the Inner Kingdom, all Truth will be revealed to you in accord with your ability to live and manifest the Truth, the Light, and TheWay.
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 he was in fact stating is that, everything that we now know about Christian beginnings demonstrate that the Essene/Ebionites were not the heretics, as they were falsely portrayed by the later Gentile church, but were in fact the body of genuine believers that held fast to the authentic teachings of Yeshua/Jesus and the New Covenant.
The profound long-suspected truth about Christianity became an indisputable fact when Dead Sea Scroll expert and biblical scholar A. Powell Davies expressed the immortal words when he said: “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!
What did the Dead Sea Scrolls prove beyond any doubt? That the Ebionits who were condemned by the Gentiles and later Roman Church were correct -- and that the Gentiles were too heathen to comprehend the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay. Thus, the Encyclopedia Britannica writes: "Most of the features of Ebionite doctrine were anticipated in the teachings of the earlier Qumran sect, as revealed in the Dead Sea Scrolls. They believed in one God and taught that Jesus was the Messiah and was the true "prophet" mentioned in Deuteronomy 18:15. They rejected the Virgin Birth of Jesus, instead holding that he was the natural son of Joseph and Mary. The Ebionites believed Jesus became the Messiah because he obeyed the Jewish Law. They themselves faithfully followed the Law, although they removed what they regarded as interpolations in order to uphold their teachings, which included vegetarianism, holy poverty, ritual ablutions, and the rejection of animal sacrifices. The Ebionites also held Jerusalem in great veneration. (Encyclopaedia Britannica Online)
At about the same time the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in a cave, a library of early Christian scriptures was uncovered at Nag Hammaddi in upper Egypt. Because of the nature of these writings, our scholars believe that these scriptures belonged to a sect of Gnostic Christians. Yet, the understanding that was engendered from the study of these writings was profound, even from a purely historical perspective. What they learned from the study of these writings again confirmed that the faithful flock had once again for a very long time believed a lie with respect to the first Gentile Christians -- a lie that again had been published by the Church of Constantine. In the words of Prof. Elaine Pagles in her book, The Gnostic Gospels, the condemnation of the early Gnostic Christians by the Roman Church had “political implications”. What she said was that the denunciation of the Gnostic Christians was “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”. What this meant was that what is today considered traditional Christian doctrine, was formed in the fourth century for purely political reasons in order to support the Church that the Roman Emperor Constantine authored and founded.
Proof of just how far the Christian Church has deviated from its original spiritual path known as TheWay, is seen in the fact that throughout most of the Christian world today the words mysticism and gnosticism are words more appropriately used to describe heresy and heretics -- and yet, in the words of Dead Sea Scroll expert Prof. John Allegro in is book, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of Christianity, 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.” What these words mean is that such common phrases as faith, belief, born again, and even the manner in which Christians worship, must be radically altered and turned back onto the original course that Yeshua/Jesus ordained, in order for the modern believers to even be considered followers, and inherit the promise of Eternal Life.
The teachings of Yeshua/Jesus which are known as TheWay was a purely spiritual religion -- practiced by a purely spiritual people known and Essenes, Nazirenes and Ebionites. These sacred teachings became impure when placed in the hands of the Gentiles, and totally corrupted under Constantine and Pagan Rome.
As Essene/Ebionites who live in accordance with the Vow of the Nazirenes, we know that it is sinful and turned out of TheWay to argue over manmade doctrines and carnal concepts of the meaning of the scriptures. As disciples of the Vow of the Nazirene, we seek Total and Absolute Oneness with the Lord in the manner that Yeshua/Jesus taught, and the whole focus of our religion is to learn what we must do in our lives to bring this Intimate Union with our Creator/God about. As the Prodigal Sons and Daughters of our Heavenly Father, we seek to release ourselves from the carnal and elemental limitations of this world, and walk in TheWay on our return journey back to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination that we emerged from in the beginning.
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The below web sites are written in the name of Allan Cronshaw, which is my birth name in this present life. The manner in which these other web sites are composed is very different than on this one -- wherein, on these other web sites there is an attempt to document and demonstrate every proof and concept of TheWay using a multitude of resources and biblical verses -- while on this web site there is no other authority than Jacob writing to you as the Brother Of Yeshua who was the leader of the Hebrew/Christian movement of TheWay. 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).
|The Brother Of Yeshua/Jesus: 2000 years ago I lived as Jacob who many all 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 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.|
|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 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.|
|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?|
|Letter To President Bush: George Bush is a man of faith -- and the Lord has called him to deliver a message to another man who has the power to begin the process of restoring World Peace. Will Pres. Bush arise to the occasion? The conflict between Jew, Christian and Muslim cannot be resolved with guns and bombs. The only solution is spiritual -- and there is only one man who can at present begin the process of world-healing. Will you write to Pres. Bush and encourage him to perform the task that God has called him to do?|
|Jesus was a Mystic, and he taught us how to walk the spiritual path of TheWay. Paul warned that it is impossible for natural man without spiritual transformation to know the Truth -- and he will look upon the Mysteries of God as "foolishness"! In vain believers read the Bible -- attend colleges and universities -- or read philosophical theories. There is only ONE Source of Knowledge that nourishes us with the Enlightening Manna from Heaven. The True Church is Spiritual, is within us, and can only be entered by the few who dedicate and surrender their lives to TheWay of Light. Everyone else embraces error - institutionalized error - in church, school and every other aspect of life.|