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Who was Jesus?  Man, Myth or God?   Theologian Albert Schweitzer suggested that there will never be one answer to that question.   He said that looking for Jesus in history is like looking down a well: You see only your own reflection.  The “real” Jesus, Schweitzer says, will remain “a stranger and an enigma”.   While what Albert Schweitzer stated is true with respect to those who even imagine that they know who Jesus was by reading a book -- this day Schweitzer has been proven wrong.   Why?   How?   Because this day one who has in the more distant past authored one of the foundational primary Gospel accounts, is here to reveal to you the truth with respect to the nature and reality of these Gospel accounts that have remained an enigma for nearly 2000 years.    And most importantly, those who begin to properly apply the Key of Knowledge to both the scriptures, and then to the enigma of life itself, will be able to confirm the great truths that will be revealed herein.  

 

  A Confrontation With A Long Ignored Reality - Because they see only their own reflection -- or, the reflection of their own predetermined beliefs -- believers, their clergy and alleged scholars alike hold almost countless opinions as to the meaning of the scriptures.   Sadly, to their own detriment they overlook the most important part of the equation -- i.e., the scriptures are exactly what the original authors intended them to be.   And if we then pose the question: What are the implications of this fact?   While you may have read and even studied countless opinions of scriptural interpretation and commentary -- and you may have even undergone the formal study of the scriptures yourself -- but unless you understand how to apply what Jesus portrayed as the Key of Knowledge -- and unless you properly apply the Key of Knowledge in accord with the original intent and objectives which the authors composed these sacred writings -- then your assumptions about the meaning of the scriptures will amount to just one more of the infinite often meaningless opinions as to just what the scriptures mean -- i.e., "Jesus said, ...How terrible it will be for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You throw away the Key of Knowledge and you shut the door to the kingdom from heaven in people's faces. You don't go in yourselves, and you don't allow those who are trying to enter to go in".

Who were the original authors of the scriptures?  In view of the fact that the original followers of Jesus were Ebionite Nazirene mystics who are historically described as being “…rejected from one religion as apostates, and from the other as heretics” (Gibbon: Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, v.1, p.416) -- condemned by Jews and Gentiles alike, this will be the first time that an original understanding and objective of the scriptures will be presented to the world from an original author who has drawn upon Soul-Memory from the life he lived in the first century to convey to the modern reader the real story and account of the scriptures.  In the below article it is easily proven that the foundation of the Gospels is the Essenes -- and the Essenes were mystics who had virtually nothing in common with the Jews who Jesus portrayed as counterfeit Israel.  And in this respect, the Jews are not and never were the "Chosen people of God" -- and their portrayal as such has inflicted grave harm upon the Christian religion.  In contradistinction, the Essenes were very much the Enlightened foundation of the Church -- and as such, they fully understood the evolution of the Soul over the course of many unique lifetimes (see The Paradox Of Soul-Reality ).   And the scriptures were written to enable the lost prodigal sons and daughters to become restored to their True Source of Being in the Edenic Kingdom.  The Gospels were written to free the people from the spiritual folly of the leaders of the Jews who ignorantly attempted to observe the Royal Law of God outwardly in empty ritual and tradition, and who threw away the Key of Knowledge and blindly led the people in the wrong direction.   As the Soul who lived as Jacob who they call James, the Brother of Yeshua who they called Jesus, in that life with the assistance of my Brother Yeshua, my Soul composed the Original Core Gospel in Biblical Hebrew Characters which were later translated into inferior and dumbed down Greek copies that were corrupted and spiritually defiled.   Yet with the creation of this and the other writings associated with the Movement to Restore the Original Gospel teachings that were corrupted by the Church, is the answer to the many prayers of modern Christians to better understand the spiritual meaning of the Gospel teachings.   Lastly, Christians have been robbed and dogmatically ravished by pagan Rome in the suppression of Core Gospel teachings -- and unless a believer understands The Paradox Of Soul-Reality , it will remain impossible for them to understand the very spiritual meaning and purpose of the Gospel teachings.   Thereby rendering their belief in Jesus as “a stranger and an enigma” of their own creation.   Which means that the Church itself is guilty of the Original Sin of alienating the Christian believer from the True Path of Salvation that Jesus taught.  

 

 “My teaching is not My own, Jesus replied. It comes from Him who sent Me. If anyone desires to do His will, he will know whether My teaching is from God or whether I speak on My own.…" (John 7:16).  What this means is that ANYONE who embraces the Original Gospel teachings in word, thought, desire and deed, will be taught the Truth directly from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God that the Original Disciples of Jesus called the One Teacher and True Prophet (see The True Prophet ).  As the Soul who lived as the Brother of the historical man Yeshua/Jesus, what I have written herein is not my own -- but has been drawn from the Original Teachings that were corrupted and suppressed by the Church of Pagan Rome.  As I am merely a messenger and guide who has been sent on a mission to restore the Original Teachings of TheWay, the spiritual Truths that I write about are not my own.  And what I write is based upon the same guarantee that my Brother Jesus stated when he revealed these same Universal Truths of our Heavenly Father to all of mankind -- i.e., that as the prodigal sons and daughters, any person who sincerely seeks the Truth -- who is willing to live the level of Truth that has been revealed to them -- and desires to do the Will of God -- will be taught the Truth directly from the Indwelling True Prophet.  Thus, in the words of the Apostle Peter as preserved in the Homilies of his disciple Clement that Hence, O beloved Clement, if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth" (see The True Prophet) -- fulfilling the objective "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me" (John 6:45 NKJ).  And who is it that true believers and disciples will come to?  The One Teacher who is portrayed as  The True Prophet.  I was sent therefore as a messenger to restore the Original Gospel Teachings, and to make TheCall to the Wedding Feast (see The Call).   And if you are a sincere and true believer, then you will properly prepare yourself by putting on the required "wedding garment" -- living the necessary Consecrated Life that transforms your body and mind into the Final Living Temple (see Animal Sacrifice And The Living Temple) -- and as the High Priest of your Consecrated Temple, you will be able to use the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge to enter in the Holy of Holies and dwell in the Presence of the Lord in the Kingdom.   Thus, fulfilling the Commandment: "Enter in at the narrow strait gate" (Matt 7:13-14) -- in fulfillment of the Promise: "He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more" (Rev 3:12) --  "To him who overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna" (Rev 2:8-17) -- and having overcome, enabling the person to enter within the reality of the Inner Kingdom -- i.e., "Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city" (Rev 22:14 KJV).   The message of TheCall has been set before you -- the promise of being nourished by the Divine Manna has been made to you -- and only you as the prodigal son or daughter can make the commitment to come and be restored to the Edenic Kingdom that you abandoned when you journeyed into this, the Far Country (see The Outer Darkness of Mind and Being).   With the Original Gospel teachings restored, it can again be said: "If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin" (John 15:22). 

 

 

 

 

 

Spiritual-Amnesia: Our True Identity is defined by our Eternal Soul -- and those who lack Soul-Memory or Soul-Knowledge, which includes the memory of the previous lives our Soul has lived (see Reincarnation - The Key To Christianity ), must be understood as being the victims of Arrested Mental Development which results in the affliction of Spiritual-Amnesia.   In the same way that the Natural Laws develop the physical body and evolve our physical form into adulthood -- the same Natural Laws will evolve the mind to the absolute zenith of Enlightened Consciousness.  But because choice and freewill is necessary in the development of the mind, our beliefs have the power to totally derail the process of evolutionary-development -- delaying each level of development unto those beliefs have been corrected.   Erroneous beliefs cannot serve as a building platform to achieve higher growth and development.   As an integral part of the development of the mind, beliefs that are defective or untrue, must be overcome before the developing mind can move beyond that level of understanding.

When rightly used for their intended purpose which their authors composed them, the scriptures are designed to be used to restore Soul-Memory and the prodigal son's connection with his Spiritual Source of Being.   But when these same scriptures are used as if they were a history book -- thereby throwing away the Key of Knowledge in the manner of the scribes and Pharisees -- the scriptures not only render the person spiritually impotent, but actually inhibit the necessary development of mind and inner spiritual connection to that person's Higher Source of Mind and Being.   "This is what the LORD says: 'Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the LORD'" (Jeremiah 17:5).  The scriptures are not historical accounts -- but rather, accounts of the body, mind and spirit that must be experienced by the faithful and sincere seeker.  To use the scriptures in accord with the thinking of men who read the sacred writings as if they were a history book -- instead of seeking the meaning of the allegorical writings directly from the Lord -- is the folly of carnal men whose rejection of the Lord as their Teacher, is the self-imposed curse of the Word of God.  As it is written: "Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment" (James 3:1).  Those who teach without first restoring Soul-Memory, teach and lead blindly, and have yet to first remove the beam from their own eyes!  And when a person follows the blind leaders, they are led in the wrong direction.  Ultimately, all of mankind has the innate potential to evolve through the necessary levels of mental-development to achieve the absolute Celestial Level of an Enlightened Mind and Being -- but because of bad choices and self-defeating actions, the vast majority of people inhibit their own potential and birth-right, and embrace the choices and paths that derail their development.   No one can be a teacher or authority -- whether religious, academic, or cultural -- while failing to have achieved the necessary level of self-knowledge that has enabled them to have acquired Soul-Memory -- thereby overcoming their own affliction of Spiritual-Amnesia, and restoring their mind and consciousness to their True Source of Being.   

From a Wholistic Perspective -- or what can be portrayed as the Higher Enlightened Vision of Self from the perspective of the Whole of our Being -- in contradistinction to the very limited human vision and understanding of self -- our ego-driven self-destructive nature causes us to be people who must rightly be portrayed as spiritual-imbeciles -- who by virtue of their thinking, mindset and lifestyle, have permitted themselves to be disenfranchised from their True-Self -- i.e., their unknown pre-existent Eternal Soul-Self ( http://SoulSelf.org ).    An imbecile can be defined as "a mentally deficient person" -- and those who lack Soul-Memory, are themselves the victims of arrested mental development.  Therefore, when it is understood that Soul-Memory is an integral part of the developmental process of mind that IS NECESSARY to evolve each of us to a condition of true higher mental and spiritual maturity, then what we have is conformation of the statement: "For those who guide this people are leading them astray; And those who are guided by them are brought to confusion" (Isaiah 9:16 NASB).   How would you like to portray people who have what would constitute a mental affliction that causes them to utilize only a fraction of their own resources of mind?   Whatever you choose to call such people, they are presently your leaders.   And it is because the people are being led by mentally undeveloped spiritual-imbeciles whose thinking, mindset and lifestyle present an obstacle to mental and spiritual development, they have caused the people they lead to dwell in a state of abject confusion and self-ignorance.    In the same way that leaves grow on a healthy tree -- and puberty, adolescence and sexual maturity arrives when the body has evolved to a certain level of physical development -- Soul-Memory begins to arrive naturally as the mind begins to expand at a certain stage and level of man's mental development.  If a person fails to develop Soul-Memory, then this failure is caused by something in their life that has derailed the advanced stages of their mental development.  And herein lies the problem: While it can be said that in the majority of people the body-development is on autopilot which insures predictable changes tied to the physical age of the child -- this is not at all true of mental development.  And it is a demonstratable fact that the mind can only develop beyond the lowest human level, when this development process is not obstructed by man's beliefs, thinking, mindset and lifestyle.   Unlike achieving puberty that is an integral part of physical maturity, the mind can only mature when the proper conditions are in place.   Children who are sent to deficient schools, often fail to complete the educational process -- whereas, those who are able to attend the elite schools, are in many cases able to develop to a higher level of educational-maturity.   The same is true in the School of Life -- those whose thinking and lifestyle are nourished with junk-mental food, are incapable of mental development beyond a very low-level point of mental and spiritual maturity.   And from a Wholistic Perspective, the teachers and authorities of both our institutionalized religions and academia lack the necessary foundational structure to evolve the minds of the people beyond an important level in the process of their developmental-maturity.   

One of the essential elements and aspects of the Original Gospel Teachings, was to initiate Soul-Memory in the sincere seeker of Truth and the Kingdom.   In the same way that physical maturity can only come and manifest in stages, this is also true of mental-development -- and is even more crucial in the individual person's spiritual-development.  When we came into being at conception, we evolved to a certain point in the darkness of our mother's womb -- and this enclosed dark environment was necessary in our development of a fetus.  When rightly understood from a Wholistic Perspective, when we were born into this world we entered what can best be portrayed as the Womb of Mother-Earth (see Mental Womb ) -- and because the development of mind requires choice and freewill to attain the proper mental-growth and development, it can be said that our present womb-environment presents a different type of darkness that is necessary for the maturation process to be efective.  The problem is that choice requires freewill -- and improper beliefs, thought-patterns and lifestyle have the ability to derail our mental development.   And while each of us has a physical body that has the potential to achieve the next stage of birth that enables us to arrive at a completed level of mankind's potential (see Entering The Kingdom Of Man ), it is because mental development MUST result from the choices and the exercise of freewill that is conducive to the mental-developmental process -- and the fact that our leaders lack the necessary Soul-Memory because of their own arrested development, where we find ourselves being guided down the path of self-ignorance and derailed mental development.   In the same way that a fetus that fails to properly develop cannot be born -- and is often the victim of miscarriage or spontaneous abortion --  unless the person embraces the proper thinking, mindset and lifestyle that promotes achieving the next stage of Soul-Birth, their development will be derailed, and they will be unable to achieve the next stage of birth.  

In the same way that we emerged out of a type of darkness during the developmental process in our mother's womb, we presently dwell in what can be portrayed as a form of mental-darkness which is necessary for each of our advancement at this stage of our developmental process.  A developing fetus that dwells in the darkness of the womb cannot know its mother and father until it emerges from the womb -- and neither can a developing spiritual fetus know its Mother and Father until the person develops to the level where they can emerge from the Womb of Mother-Earth -- a womb that is not existed through physical death -- but rather, only through the inner "narrow gate" that is personified in the Gospels.   Therefore it can be stated that virtually all of mankind is presently dwelling in what the Gospels portray as the "outer darkness" of mind and being -- i.e., and in the same way that for the educational process to be effective in our system of education -- requiring a certain mindset and behavior -- this is also true in the School of Life that we were physically born into when we emerged out of our mother's womb.   And the Original Gospel teachings presented to us the necessary path to achieve mental and spiritual development in pursuit of achieving the next stage of birth.  It is written in the Gospels: "There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.  This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.  Jesus answered and said to him, Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.  Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?  Jesus answered, Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.  Which invokes the question: How is this subsequent stage of birth brought about?  When it is understood that this next stage of birth can only be achieved through the development of mind and spirit as seen in the choices we make and our exercise of freewill, then we must understand that this necessary mindset and lifestyle was portrayed in the Gospel as putting on the required "wedding garment" that allegorically reunited what can be personified as Adam and Eve within us -- which would restore us to Spiritual Eden -- and as the prodigal sons and daughters of the Most High, would bring about a restoral of our Union with God.   Among the important teachings that were suppressed by the Church, is the teaching that was preserved in Gospel of Thomas saying twenty-two (see The Gospel Enigma That Modern Christians Can't Comprehend ) which sets forth the requirement for our return to Spiritual Eden as demonstrated when the Disciples asked Jesus how the Inner Kingdom is entered, and "Jesus said to them, When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; ...then will you enter the kingdom."   In the process of restoring the oneness of Self that is allegorically portrayed as the restoral of the divided Adam and Eve through the process of eating the Divine Manna/Fruit of the Tree of Life -- and therefore making "...male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female",  we are then able to achieve the next stage of birth that restores us to Spiritual Eden and a condition of At-Oneness with God.   The necessary thinking, mindset and lifestyle was portrayed as putting on the required "wedding garment" is what enables us to achieve the next stage of birth -- wherefore mankind who chooses not to put on the "wedding garment" is portrayed as dwelling is what is portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being as personified in the words: "Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and throw him into the outer darkness; there is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.' For many are called, but few chosen" (see TheCall).  Those who dwell in the undeveloped levels of the "outer darkness" do not possess Soul-Memory.   They are ignorant of their own Higher Eternal Soul -- and in their present separated condition, they are the epitome of self-ignorance -- i.e., "Jesus said, ...But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty".  And mankind dwells in this condition of self-ignorance that has been portrayed as a type of death.  

The Outer Darkness has also been portrayed as the Far Country in the parable of the prodigal son -- wherein mankind is portrayed as dwelling in a state of mental-suppression -- incapable of comprehending anything of a true higher reality.   Mental Suppression can in many ways be likened to being the victim of retardation -- organic physical limitations that can almost be portrayed as a spiritual form of Down Syndrome.   And while organic (physical) man possesses the innate ability to overcome and prevail over these limitations, few are willing to even make the effort.   For thousands of years faux-clergy have been peddling "get-in-the-kingdom free tickets" that complacent people have been spiritually defrauded when they bought into the great hoax.  The Gospel portrays these faux-clergy as wolves in sheep's attire who live off the various forms of the collection plate.   And in truth, what this means is that you have yourself been learning from religious clergy and authorities, teachers and professors in academia, and political and philosophical leaders, who by virtue of their own arrested-development, are themselves the victims of this same organic mental retardation.   And this condition is so all-pervading, that Paul openly stated that he could not convey to the people who he, himself, taught what he portrayed as the "traditions" of the Gospel, the true spiritual meaning of the Gospel, because they would reject this spiritual meaning as "foolishness" (see below: What Difference Does It Make).

  Ignorance Of The Causal-Factors: All the confusion in life -- all the conflicting Bible interpretations -- all the opposing sects, schools of philosophical thought, and the countless opinions among mankind -- are all caused by this self-imposed arrested mental development condition that causes man to dwell in a state of Mental-Suppression.   Unless you understand the Causal-Factors of life -- and especially the life you are presently living -- including the Causal-Factors of the events you have been experiencing and sometimes confronting in life -- then your whole perception of life will be either defective, or hopelessly immature -- and it will remain virtually impossible for your mind to evolve and mature beyond its present level of comprehension.   Without this essential knowledge you will dwell in abject confusion -- forced to interpret the events of life as an accident, good fortune, of the stoke of good or bad luck.  And when the Causal-Factors are understood, nothing could be farther from the Truth.  Everyone's life is pre-destined and orchestrated by the Causal-Factors based upon each person's own previous actions -- i.e., "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap" (Gal 6:7 NKJ).    Which reality is confirmed in the profound statement by the Church Father Origen: “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis - see The Early Church On Predestination).   Origen then goes on and writes with respect to each person's station in life "...that the cause of each one's actions is a pre-existing one; and then every one, according to his deserts, is made by God either a vessel unto honor or dishonor. Therefore every individual vessel [person] has furnished to its Creator out of itself the causes and occasions of its being formed by Him to be either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor."   And, as stated in the foregoing, each person's birth into this life is determined by that person's own past actions -- i.e., "...either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor".  Without understanding the Causal-Factor of all the events of life, it is impossible for the mind to evolve beyond a certain level of comprehension.

The primary purpose and objective of the scriptures, is to assist as a guide for those who are cognizant of their organic human-plight, and desire to overcome the genetic organic human limitations of the physical body that has been imposed upon them.  If we therefore pose the question: What is the nature of the scriptures?  To even assume that the enlightened authors of the scriptures wrote about the history of the retarded men of the past, is simply not worthy of the plight of mankind in this, the Far Country.   Neither is the faux-solution of the self-imposed mental affliction of spiritually disenfranchised clergy, who promote the dogma that mankind has been stricken, is for them to blindly believe in a savior who will save us from our own past choices and actions.  The sole purpose of the Gospels is to convey to those who are dwelling in the Far Country -- those who have become cognizant of their affliction that has caused them to have been stricken with spiritual-amnesia -- what they must individually do and accomplish in order to restore their memory, and escape what the Gospel account of Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" that inhibits man's mental development -- keeping him a prisoner in a state of abject ignorance.  

In the Gospels, Jesus presents Universal Truths that are Relevant and True with respect to all of mankind -- regardless of each person's station in life -- or their religious or philosophical beliefs or associations.  In the parables, all of mankind is universally portrayed in the parable of the Prodigal Son (see Parable).   And the fact that the vast majority of people suffer from spiritual-amnesia -- and therefore fail to remember when they dwelt in the Kingdom prior to journeying out into this realm that is personified as the Far Country, is because they presently dwell in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being ( http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org ).   They therefore fail to remember their more distant past because they have been stricken with spiritual-amnesia, and presently dwell in a suppressed mental and spiritual condition that can only be overcome when they come to what is portrayed in the Gospels as TheCall to the "wedding banquette" (see http://TheCall.Nazirene.org ) -- where they must put on the required "wedding garment" -- and as portrayed in the parable of the prodigal son, "come to their senses" and begin the Journey in TheWay that will restore them to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination -- which the Gospels state all of mankind abandoned to dwell in this, the Far Country.   And this fact is important because this reality of the journey of the prodigal son goes to the very core of the purpose and objectives of the scriptures -- which is to provide the sincere seeker with the means to reverse the spiritual-amnesia they have been stricken with -- which restored memory will remove the cloud of forgetfulness and suppressed mentality -- permitting them to remember their more distant past and become restored to their Source in the Kingdom.  

  Blind Faux-Clergy And Counterfeit Teachers: A clergy who portrays himself as a Christian or religious teacher and lacks any degree of Soul-Memory -- i.e., who fails to recall both the previous lives their Soul has lived, as well as when they dwelt in the Kingdom before venturing out into this world which in the parable is portrayed as the Far Country -- such a clergy is a blind-guide that leads the congregation of believers in the wrong direction.   When the Gospel account of Jesus condemned the scribes and Pharisees for throwing away and failing to use the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge to enter the Kingdom (see The Fatal Error Of The Church ), it is the return of the prodigal son to his True Source in the Kingdom while still dwelling in the physical body, which is the purpose and objective of the scriptures.   A genuine clergy is not a preacher who delivers man-made interpretations of the scriptures to a congregation of blind believers -- but rather, a genuine clergy is a guide who assists the flock of believes to gain entrance to the Light of the Inner Kingdom within them.  

The journey in TheWay must come by level upon level of mental development and spiritual achievement.  Acquiring Soul-Memory is an integral part of the process of the journey of the prodigal son back to the Edenic Kingdom which he had himself left when he began his sojourn in this, the Far Country.   That faux-clergy who are wolves in sheep's attire lack the necessary Soul-Memory to understand the true application of the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge, means that they are the more the blind guides than even the scribes and Pharisees.  Therefore, it is impossible to understand the spiritual meaning of the scriptures without understanding the journey of the Soul that evolves to Completion and Wholeness over the course of many lifetimes (see The Key To Christianity).  The Biblical Mindset Foundation is built upon an understanding of the Journey of the Soul (see Biblical Mindset ).   The early pre-Nicene Church openly taught the pre-existence and predestination of the Soul (see http://ChristianReincarnation.org#predestination ).  And it is easily proven that this important foundation teachings was suppressed and outlawed by a series of Roman Emperors who dictated to the Church what they were permitted to believe (see The Religion Of Roman Emperors ).   And it is this corrupted and spiritually castrated gospel that is preached from Christian pulpits today.  Therefore, the pseudo-clergy who ascribe to the man-made dogma of Pagan Rome, are the blind guides and wolves in sheep's attire that the Gospels warn about.   "My People Are Destroyed For Lack Of Knowledge. Because You Have Rejected Knowledge, I Reject You..." (Hosea 4:6).  Because the faith-based congregations have failed to put on the required "wedding garment" and come to TheCall, -- entering in the inner Kingdom and taking their place at the Table of the Lord -- it is impossible for them to be nourished by the Divine Manna of the Kingdom -- i.e.,  "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, to him I will give of the hidden manna" (Rev 2:17)

It is impossible to progress in one's understanding of the Word of God -- to understand the true meaning of the scriptures -- and begin to evolve into a state of spiritual maturity, without possessing Soul-Memory and becoming at least cognizant of the past lives one's Soul has lived.   Why?   Because the Foundational Mindset of the scriptures is built upon this ultra-important teaching which can be portrayed as either the pre-existent soul, or the Journey of the Soul.   As stated in the words: "These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. They worship Me in vain; they teach as doctrine the precepts of men” (Matt 15:8-9).   Which means that the only valid interpretation of the scriptures was derived from the Foundational Mindset that Jesus taught -- and not in accord with the doctrines of Roman Emperors or the dogma of men.   If you therefore fail to read the scriptures from the same Foundational Mindset -- or fail to live your life in accord with the essential Gospel teachings -- then it will remain impossible for you to comprehend the true spiritual meaning of the scriptures, or the Word of God.   Which means that because the Biblical Foundational Mindset and the Pre-Nicene Church Teachings were built upon the reality of the journey of the Pre-Existent Soul -- which ultra-important foundational teaching is unknown today because it was anathemaed by the ruling emperors of the post-Nicene Church -- the modern-day clergy who cling to this man-made dogma has been so alienated from the True Original Gospel Message and Teachings, that they are even more blind to the Word of God than the Pharisees and Scribes who the Gospel account of Jesus condemned for throwing away the Key of Knowledge and leading the people in the wrong direction (see The Fatal Error Of The Church http://KeyOfKnowledge.org#third ).   And it is because of this fatal error and the rejection of core biblical mindset and lifestyle principles and teachings, that have spiritually castrated the Church.   Show me a clergy who can't recall the previous lives their Soul has lived, and you have shown me a clergy who has yet to bring about the necessary spiritual maturity to Know the True Word of God.  

  The Historical Record: While the Soul of the historical man Jesus was the first of the prodigal sons and daughters to return to the Edenic Kingdom, others such as myself have chosen to remain herein as a spiritual messenger and guide through whom the Logos/Son of God can manifest though.   As the Soul who lived as the Brother of Yeshua/Jesus (see http://BrotherOfYeshua.com ), over the course of many lifetimes my Soul has chosen to remain a messenger and guide to my brothers and sisters who seek Higher Truth.  In the same way that Down Syndrome is a physical condition that creates a mental suppression that is genetic and physically based, when rightly understood, so too does the condition of mental suppression and spiritual amnesia that overwhelmingly pervades the vast majority of mankind.   We are told in the allegorical account of Genesis that when mankind (Adam) eats the fruit of the Tree of Duality, that this fruit brings death upon the eater thereof.  The Hebrew word translated Adam is not a name -- but rather, it means man -- personifying the condition of all of mankind.   Because we lack the necessary Soul-Memory to understand the meaning of what is being allegorically set forth in the Genesis account, we fail to comprehend that it is each of us that has eaten of the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Duality -- which has caused us to be cast out into the "outer darkness" of mind and being.  And we will continue in the fallen state so long as we continue to eat the forbidden fruit, and dwell in a divided state (see The Tree of Life).  The Genesis account portrays those who eat the fruit of the Tree of Duality as bringing death upon themselves -- but death must be understood as more of a condition of mind, than of an actual cessation of life.   In the parable of the prodigal son, after squandering away his inheritance on what is personified as "riotous" living, which caused him to fall under the control of the "Citizen... of the Far Country", the prodigal son who dwells in what is portrayed as the "outer darkness" (see Outer Darkness), is portrayed as being dead -- i.e., which is a condition of mind that Jesus portrayed as a condition of organic human consciousness when Jesus said of the common people, "...let the dead bury their dead" (Matt 8:22).    Were those who were being referenced to physically dead?  No -- and the reference to them being dead was a portrayal of their suppressed mental condition.  The same is true of the statement that "...the dead do not know anything" (Eccl 9:5) -- because having been subject to the organic condition which has caused them to be cast into the "outer darkness" and/or Far Country, they have invoked upon themselves a condition of spiritual death.  And this condition of death is confirmed in the words: "For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found" (Luke 15:24).   Being (spiritually) dead, and having squandered away their inheritance and dwelling in the "outer darkness", mankind is oblivious to the cause of his plight.    As enlightened men who possessed Soul-Memory, the authores of the scriptures understood that until the prodigal sons and daughters fulfill the requirement to pick up their own cross and travail in TheWay, that they will remain in their suppressed mental condition under the control of the "Citizen of the Far Country" -- i.e., “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it.”   You must become all that is personified in the Gospel account of Jesus -- as stated: "You, therefore, must be perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect" (Matt 5:48). 

The authors of the scriptures were themselves highly evolved spiritual men who created the scriptures using the allegorical garb of history -- which was necessary in order to circulate the writings among the common people.   What the scriptures actually present is not at all historical accounts of man's past -- but rather, they are a blueprint or a picture of man's Divine Pattern of Mind -- presenting to those who had sufficiently begun the process of mental-expansion and spiritual-evolution, the Laws and Forces of Consciousness -- including an understanding of The Natural Laws Of Creation http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsOfCreation that evolves each Soul from the Alpha of Ignorance to the Omega of Enlightened Light -- as well as The Laws That Control Every Aspect Of Our Lives http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsThatControlOurLives throughout the stages of development in this realm that can be portrayed as God's School House for his divine offspring.  The scriptures reveal to the seeker who has distant memory restored, and therefore possesses the "eyes to see", the absolute need to achieve the subsequent stages of birth -- and the reality that this realm that is portrayed as the Far Country, is very much a Mental Womb http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#MentalWomb that is designed to bring about the next stage of birth that enables man to become At-One with his Higher Soul-Self (see http://SoulSelf.org ).  And beyond this, the necessary Spiritual-Birth that enables the Soul to become At-One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God in the manner that our elder brother Jesus did.   And this historical fact is witnessed by those who Jesus personally taught and walked with daily who affirmed that the original Gospels were correct prior to be corrupted by the Church (see http://TheTenWords.com ) that Jesus was "...was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity" (see Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).   When the Ebionite Nazirenes  make reference to the Law, this very much includes the Laws of Creation as portrayed in the words "...the designs/laws found throughout Nature and all of Creation".    That the historical man Jesus was a pattern for all of mankind because he was the first prodigal son to be restored to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination because of his success in overcoming the Laws within his own mind and being, is demonstrated in the words: "He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ..."   And this confirms this statement with respect to the true potential of all of mankind that Jesus taught, as demonstrated in the words of the pre-Nicene Church Father Hippolytus when he wrote that they believed that when any of the prodigal sons "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs" (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34 - see http://Ebionite.com ).   And this is why Jesus taught that he was our brother -- i.e., "Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'" (John 20:17 NIV). 

That the historical Jesus was a true holy man who became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by fulfilling the Royal Law within himself, is attested to at Acts 2:22 where Jesus is portrayed as "a man, attested to you by God" -- and this was demonstrated by God performing "mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst".   If Jesus was himself God incarnate as believed by the later Romans, then these words portraying Jesus as a man approved by God through the works and wonders that God did through him, never would have been presented in this manner.   The heathen and pagan mind of the mainstream of Gentiles always had great difficulty in understanding the difference between the man Jesus, the Indwelling Logos/Son of God which is representative of the Mind of God (see The Logos), and the One Teacher which Jesus commanded all who would call themselves his disciples and followers, were to seek out and learn from (see The True Prophet).   And it was the living of the necessary Consecrated Life that Jesus ordained, and the seeking of the Kingdom within, that enabled the historical Jesus to become the Messiah, and At-One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God.   And this is especially demonstrated in the words of Edward Gibbon with respect to the original position of the Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus that he was in “...supernatural union of a man and God... In their eyes, Jesus of Nazareth was a mere mortal, the legitimate son of Joseph and Mary: but he was the best and wisest of the human race, selected as the worthy instrument to restore upon earth the worship of the true and supreme Deity. When he was baptized in the Jordan, the Christ, the first of the aeons, the Son of God himself, descended on Jesus in the form of a dove, to inhabit his mind, and direct his actions during the allotted period of his ministry” (Gibbon; The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.4, P.366).  The historical and spiritual factualness of these words can be proven when one understands the original words that were spoken to the man Jesus at his baptism in the Jordan River -- when the Voice of God stated: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee" -- which means that the historical man Jesus was a man who became the Messiah/Christ when he overcame the Laws and became Anointed by God.    That the later Church of Rome which existed as a puppet under the pagan sun worshipping Emperor Constantine, censored and changed the very words of God spoken to mankind, is the primary reason why the Christian world remains shackled to the abyss of spiritual ignorance to this very day.  

The authors of the scriptures were spiritual men -- and concealed within the allegorical body of the written text their sacred writings possessed the knowledge that enables the lost prodigal sons and daughters to escape the "outer darkness" of the Far Country -- overcome the affliction of spiritual-amnesia that robs and deprives the offspring of God the memory of when they dwelt in the Kingdom -- as well as the memory of all the lives their soul has lived in their individual journeys from the Alpha to the Omega.  That the lost prodigal sons and daughters have been stricken with spiritual-amnesia, and fail to remember their more distant past while dwelling in this, the "outer darkness" of the Far Country, is one of the primary objectives of the scriptures.   That organic natural man fails to remember when he dwelt in the Kingdom, as well as all the lifetimes man's Soul has lived in the Journey of the Soul, is due to the loss of man's inheritance in the form of squandering away his vital life-force, and his adherence to dogmatic and carnal shackles that the Citizen of the Far Country uses to enslave the prodigal sons and daughters to lives of hardship and suffering -- primarily due to their own ignorance of self and their divine origin.   And this self-ignorance is attested to by Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas in the words: "(3) Jesus said ...But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty" (see http://GospelOfThomas.Nazirene.org ).     

When Paul portrayed the baptized and committed Christians who he personally taught as incapable of comprehending man's higher soul and spiritual reality because they were of a "natural" and "animal-soul" level of consciousness (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature ) -- he confirmed the important reason why the Gospels are parables within the framework of a larger body of parables: "And with many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it. But without a parable He did not speak to them. And when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples" (Mark 4:33-34 NKJV -- see below: In The House - Taught In Parables - The Key Of Knowledge).   What is a parable within a larger parable framework?  A parable portrays essential higher truths at a variable level of understanding so they can be understood at the level of the person reading or hearing the parable -- and as the level of the reader or hearer begins to evolve, greater truths are perceived and understood.   A parable within a parable presents universal parabolic truths within short presentations that must be understood in order to begin to comprehend the higher truths of the parabolic whole.  

This parabolic framework is necessary, because mankind who is at an "animal-soul" level of consciousness is incapable of comprehending man's higher soul and spiritual reality.  And because of the Laws of Creation, the Spiritual Visionary and Mystic understands that they cannot do the impossible -- what neither Jesus, Paul or any of the biblical authors were capable of doing -- which is to convey the higher reality of the Soul and the Kingdom, to mankind in his "natural" and/or "animal-soul" level of being.   In the same way that an infant cannot do and accomplish what an adult can, neither can man in his organic condition of mind comprehend what can only be understood by those who have embraced the process of evolving the mind into a condition of highly developed and refined spiritual maturity.  And when rightly understood, this world which is portrayed as the Far Country in the parable of the prodigal son, is a three-dimensional shadow-world (see OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org ) to those who in the manner of the example of those who had yet to bring about the transformation of the physical body and mind, refuse to make the change within themselves necessary to prove the Truth by travailing in TheWay.  The Law is that only those who are themselves spiritual, can receive the higher spiritual knowledge.   The mystic and spiritual visionary who must be understood as spiritual scientists and seekers of Ultimate Truth, have long attempted to explain to "natural" organic man that in order to see and comprehend the higher reality that the mystic perceives, the seeker must themselves bring about the same developmental changes within their body and mind.  At the foregoing link I explain that this realm is a three-dimensional image of a higher twelve-dimensional reality -- which is why it is portrayed by mystics as a shadow-world of illusions.  And BY DESIGN, the only means that you or any other of the lost prodigal sons have to prove the truth, is to bring about the necessary changes within yourself to prevail over the human limitations which Paul portrays as "natural" and of an "animal-soul" level of being (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature ).   In the same way that you can't enroll an infant in a university, if you desire to Know the Truth, then you must make the necessary changes and transformation within your own mind and being that permits you to Know the Truth -- and  like the infant who can't comprehend at a university level, this is BY DIVINE DESIGN.  In the parable of the Sower And The Seed, this necessary environment of purified and refined body and mind is portrayed as the "good ground".    And in the same way that when man provides the proper purified and refined foundational environment within one's own body and mind, each person possesses the innate ability to Know the Truth of all Truths -- and the only requirement is for them to begin to live the Truth that has been revealed to them in word, thought, desire and deed.   In the below I will demonstrate the reality of the statement in the Wycliffe Bible Commentary that only the sincere disciple could be: “...instructed in the esoteric teaching... which was not revealed to outsiders… The mystery of the kingdom in its ultimate development is the full-orbed message of the Gospel (Rom 16:25-26). The purpose of parables was to instruct the initiates without revealing the items of instruction to the ones who were without. This is in keeping with the Biblical principle that spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual...”. And the fact that you may be an acknowledged genus from the perspective of man's modern academia, means absolutely nothing with respect to your ability to comprehend the true spiritual meaning of the scriptures.   And the problem is not only one of comprehension, but also the fact that the scriptures are composed and written in a spiritual language that the seeker or student of the scriptures can only learn from inner spiritual Sources that are largely incomprehensible from the perspective of modern academia.

 

  Innate Knowledge Of The Truth Of All Truths - Anamnesis: Every person who is alive today -- and has ever lived and walked the face of the earth -- possesses the innate ability to prove the Truth of all Truths -- within their own mind and being.   Therefore, ultimately, no one has an excuse for not knowing the Truth of all Truths -- and following faux-clergy and counterfeit teachers in the wrong direction.   In the same way that the faith-based followers of Jim Jones were seduced into following their leader through the gates of tragic and absurd evil, the same is true of the intellectuals who preside over the halls of modern academia.   In the same way that entry-level requirements exist for virtually every one of life's endeavors, this is also true of the individual person's approach to studying and understanding the scriptures, as well as the higher purpose and realities of Life.   And in clarification, I am not at all insinuating that everyone has the ability to believe the truth -- or to read the truth out of some book -- or to be taught the truth in any of the ways that mankind teaches or conveys opinions and human knowledge -- but rather, every person has the innate ability to Know the Truth by virtue of their becoming a Direct Expression and embodiment of the Truth through their own Experiential connection with the Source of all Truths.   And it is the development of this Innate Ability that was the objective of the authors of the scriptures.   So much so, that it was for this reason that Paul wrote and warned that everyone is ultimately responsible for Knowing the Truth of All Truths (Rom 1:19-20 and The Sacred Language Of Creation).    As Paul wrote and warned, no one has an excuse for not Knowing the Truth of all Truths -- and they will be ultimately held accountable for their desire to seek and learn the Truth of all Truths.   Further, the only real obstacle to knowing the Truth, is man's own ignorance of their True-Self -- and their True-Self's relationship to Creator-God.   Which is why the Gospel of Thomas proclaims: "But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty...".    Therefore, the only obstacle to Knowing and becoming the Living Embodiment of the Truth, is Self Ignorance. 

The Great Question: Is the mind of an infant empty?  Or does the infant possess the innate ability to tap into a pre-existing source of knowledge within himself that exceeds all of the wisdom of this world that he could be taught in the traditional manner?   The scriptures are based upon the process of anamnesis -- or, drawing from a pre-existing source within the child/person's own mind.  Under the heading of Anamnesis (Philosophy), the Wikipedia states: It is the idea that humans possess knowledge from past incarnations and that learning consists of rediscovering that knowledge within us. The article then goes on to say: Socrates' response is to develop his theory of anamnesis. He suggests that the soul is immortal, and repeatedly incarnated; knowledge is actually in the soul from eternity...  What one perceives to be learning, then, is actually the recovery of what one has forgotten. (Once it has been brought back it is true belief, to be turned into genuine knowledge by understanding.) And thus Socrates (and Plato) sees himself, not as a teacher, but as a midwife, aiding with the birth of knowledge that was already there in the student.   While the English language is spiritually dead, Jñāna in Sanskrit means "knowledge" -- but, like the Greek word Gnosis, the word Jñāna portrays Knowledge acquired through Meditation -- i.e., looking within one's own mind at a deeper level.  

This reality of the existence of a deeper level of consciousness and an inner Source of Knowledge is portrayed in the statement by the Church Father Origen on using the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge where he wrote: “But all the narrative portion [of the scriptures], relating either to the marriages, or to the begetting of the children, or to battles of different kinds, or to any other histories whatever, what else can they be supposed to be, save the forms and figures of hidden and sacred things? As men, however, make little effort to exercise their intellect, or imagine that they possess knowledge before they really learn, the consequence is that they never begin to have knowledge".   It is important to take note of Origen's statement that "...As men, however, make little effort to exercise their intellect, or imagine that they possess knowledge before they really learn" -- where reference is being made to an Inner Source of Knowledge that mankind possesses, even before they even begin to learn in the traditional outward manner.   Further, Origen correctly states with respect to the (allegorical) text of the scriptures that "...all the narrative portion [of the scriptures], relating either to the marriages, or to the begetting of the children, or to battles of different kinds, or to any other histories whatever", do not at all pertain to historical accounts of man's more distant past -- but rather, are allegorical presentations of the Forces and Laws that are presently working within man's own mind and being.   Why?   How could Origen who was called the prince of Christian learning second only to the Apostles themselves, state that the historical interpretation of the scriptures is "worthless"?  And that what is presented in the written text as marriages, the begetting of children, and the many various wars and battles are not at all historical -- but rather, an allegorical portrayal of the Forces and Laws working within one's own mind and being? 

Paul correctly portrayed the written text and narrative of the scriptures as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14).   Why?   Because the literal text of the scriptures is a quasi-historical facade that is necessary for the very limited instruction of the immature seeker -- with the true spiritual meaning remaining preserved and concealed beneath the garb of allegory (see An Inconvenient Truth).   The Church Father Origen explained that “Scripture contains an unhistorical element in-woven with the history, in order that the worthlessness of the latter may drive us to seek the spiritual meaning” (Origen quoted under Origen Adamntius; The Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics).   Further explaining in De Principiis that: “Where the word found that things done according to the history could be adapted to these mystical senses, he made use of them concealing from the multitude the deeper meaning; but where in the narrative of the development of super-sensual things, there did not follow the performance of those certain events which were already indicated by the mystical meaning, the scripture interwove in the history the account of some event that did not take place, sometimes what could not have happened; sometimes what could but did not.”   And that the carnal mind of both the blind believer, as well as the skeptic critic, both attempt to ignore these important inconsistencies (see Inconsistencies Purposely Written Into Body Of Scriptural Text), and attempt to read the scriptures as an historical account, inhibits them from perceiving and understanding the great truths that lie concealed beneath the allegorical texts.    

This is why the Apostle Peter is quoted in the writings of his disciple Clement as stating with respect to the scriptures: "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without"   Why should the scriptures not be read and understood in accord with "an extraneous sense, which you have brought from without"?   Because the whole of the scriptures are an allegorical presentation using and employing catalysts that connect the outer physical consciousness with the pre-existing inner soul and spiritual consciousness -- which when rightly understood, is the very essence of the process of anamnesis.  Therefore, when you attempt to teach the meaning of the scriptures, you negate the catalysts and symbols that are contained in the scriptural body, and you inhibit and atrophie the development of those areas of mind that must be developed in order to tap into this inner Source of Knowledge.  Further, this is why Jesus commanded his disciples that they can only have ONE TEACHER -- the True Prophet or Logos -- that dwells within them at the very Core of their Consciousness (see True Prophet).   With respect to this ONE TEACHER that the followers of Jesus were commanded to seek out exclusively, Peter taught that he is "...within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other."  In their abandonment of the Gospel First Principles and the One Source of the Truth of all Truths that is drawn out through the process of Anamnesis, the modern Christian world has virtually nothing in common with the purpose and objective of the Original Gospel Teachings.  But what this also means is that the more we learn in the traditional manner as embraced by academia, the more we suppress those innate resources of mind that have the ability to tap into this Inner Source of Ultimate Truth (see Academia And The Feminist Cultural War On Women http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org#AcademiaWarOnWomen ).  And with respect to the true meaning of the scriptures: the more we study commentaries, attend Bible study groups, and the teachings of traditional religious institutions and authorities, the more we alienate ourselves from the True and Spiritual meaning of the Gospels.   Instead of developing those areas of the mind that permit us to tap into and learn directly from the Source of all Knowledge and Truth, we turn instead to the (carnal) opinions of men -- which is outlawed in the New Testament (see The Rejection Of All Human Opinion:  http://KeyOfKnowledge.org#HumanOpinion .

Mankind is portrayed in the parable of the two sons as the younger son who abandons the Kingdom of the Father, and squanders away his divine inheritance on "riotous living" in this realm which is called the Far Country -- also portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- which, when rightly understood, parallels the analogy of Plato's Cave of Illusions (see Cave).  In the Gospel of Thomas this world is portrayed in the rather profound statement: (56) Jesus said, "He who has come to understand this world shall discover (only) a corpse, and whoever has discovered a corpse shall transcend beyond this world."    Which implies the reality, that the only means by which mankind can be restored to his original condition, is to transcend and move beyond the limitations of this world -- i.e., the Far Country that is not his place of origin.   And this was and remains the ONLY objective of the authors of the scriptures in the composition of their Sacred Writings.  

In the same way that Paul was forced (because of the spiritual immaturity of the congregation of believers he taught) to limit his teachings to a quasi-historical "testimony" of  "...Jesus and him crucified" -- warning that even if it were possible to convey to these baptized and confirmed Christians anything beyond what Paul portrayed as the "milk" of the Gospel which is necessary for babes in Christ who would reject the higher spiritual knowledge and teachings as utter "foolishness" if he was to openly present the Truth to them -- the authors of the scriptures had no other choice than to utilize this entry-level "milk" designed for spiritually immature Christians in the literal presentation of the scriptures.   

If what Paul and the other Gospel Authors stated is true, and there exist higher realities and dimensions of being that are totally inconceivable to the mind of the undeveloped faith-based believer (see Mysteries Of The Gospel ) -- and by virtue of the immaturity of the faith-based believers brought about by an embryonic condition of mind which Paul portrayed as the "natural" mind of man -- and the limitations of this embryonic condition of mind even inhibited Jesus from conveying the true meaning of the scriptures, and the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom to all but his inner core of disciples (see In The House - Taught In Parables) -- which means that the biblical authors were therefore powerless to explain in any detail and depth many of the most important Gospel teachings and concepts in the literal text of the New Testament -- then the spiritually mature author's of the scriptures who were themselves enlightened to these higher realities, remained virtually powerless to do anything more than to provide the people with a list of do's and don'ts -- so that the faith-based believers will be in a position where they will be better able to evolve to a mature understanding and comprehension of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay.   To totally ignore these do's and don'ts, without knowing the consequence of one's choices and actions, is paramount to walking out onto a freeway blindfolded.   The Law is that you, as a sincere seeker, can never know any greater level of Truth, than you are willing to live and manifest in word, thought, desire and deed -- which means that modern mainstream liberal Christianity is virtually worthless.

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

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

 

  In The Words Of Hillary Clinton: What Difference Does It Make?   "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, to him I will give of the hidden manna" (Rev 2:17) -- and Spiritual Manna which is Spiritual Knowledge, can only be imparted to man directly by God -- and can only be received by those who "overcome", and are prepared to receive it.   The Greek word for this secret spiritual knowledge that can only be imparted directly from God to those who are prepared to receive it, is called "Gnosis" -- aka Spiritual Manna.   Paul correctly stated that the faith-based Christians who are totally versed in what he called the (historical) "traditions of Jesus and him crucified", were too carnal to receive the Spiritual Manna or Gnosis.   Paul portrayed the baptized and committed Christians as still being of an "animal-soul" level of consciousness who were incapable of receiving the Divine Manna or Gnosis.   And this reality is expressed in the meaning of the Greek text of Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians (2:14) where Paul states that the "natural" organic man cannot comprehend the higher reality of the Soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom.   Which profound statement provokes the question: What is meant by the term that Paul used when he described the very people who he had himself taught who were incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom when he portrayed them as being of a "natural" organic level of mind and consciousness?   The Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary writes with respect to the meaning of the word in the original Greek language: "natural man—literally, 'a man of animal soul'."  Further,  the Treasury Of Scriptural Knowledge states of this ignored and profound statement at 1 Cor 2:14 which reads (quoting Paul): "But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" -- wherein the proper interpretative-meaning of Paul's words with respect to the reality of what is portrayed by Paul as the natural man is then presented: [Psuchikos,] the animal man, one who lives in a natural state, and under the influence of his animal passions; for [psuche] means the inferior and sensual part of man, in opposition to the [nous] understanding, or [pneuma,] the spirit. And this is not only true -- but is a fact of life that all mystics and enlightened souls must deal with when interacting with organic man.   Which is exactly why Paul profoundly stated to the very people who he had personally taught the Gospel message: "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ).   Stating to the body of confirmed and baptized believers who he stated had received all truth and knowledge pertaining to the elementary "traditions" of Christ: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ). 

Mankind is of the Fourth Kingdom -- i.e., mineral, vegetable and animal -- and his lower nature and body consciousness is comprised and immersed in these three lower kingdoms as personified in the subheading: Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature.   Which is why in his Epistles Paul commanded to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV) -- further warning that “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV).   Yet, because important teachings were removed from the Gospels, and modern man does not at all understand the reality of his lower animal nature, he fails to understand that he can very well be portrayed as being of an animal consciousness who is walking the earth in the outward form of man -- i.e., the fourth kingdom being ruled over by the lower three that comprise the consciousness of his physical body.    Therefore, what Paul warned with respect to comprehending the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom is that “But the natural man [who is still of an animal-soul] does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually received (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).   Therefore, the baptized and confirmed believers who Paul had personally taught were incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the soul and the true spiritual meaning of the Gospel, because they were yet too immature to comprehend man's higher spiritual reality -- i.e., "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ).   And this fact of reality remains true unto this very day.    Without doing as Paul commanded with respect to the transformation of the lower animal-consciousness of the body, it will remain impossible to perceive and comprehend the true spiritual meaning of the Gospels.   And it will make no difference if you study the scriptures in a university or seminary -- in the same way that Paul himself could not convey to those he personally taught the spiritual meaning of the Gospels, neither can any man teach this meaning without the seeker/student undergoing the process of transforming the "natural animal-soul" consciousness of the physical.

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

 

  Animals That Walk In The Form Of Man:  There is truly great wisdom in the Gospel of Thomas teachings: (5) Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you..." -- the degree that this is true beyond organic man's very limited perceptive-vision and imagination, is a demonstration of his blindness to man's true reality.   In the acknowledgement in the foregoing that Paul portrayed the organic "natural" people of this world as being of an "animal-soul" level of consciousness, few people can even begin to envision the reality of what Paul's words convey -- which confirms the statement in the 88th chapter of The Gospel Of The Nazirenes where Jesus states: "Love you one another and all the creatures of God, Yet I say to you, not all are men, who are in the form of man..." (see  Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature).   As explained in the foregoing link, mankind being of the Fourth Kingdom, has the lower three earthly kingdoms (mineral, vegetable and animal) within him -- and the evolutionary condition of these lower three kingdoms can and does not only intimately affect and often control our lives -- but in accordance with their condition, inhibits both our behavior and ability to understand all things.  

While there are many references to man being ruled over by his lower animal nature at the foregoing link, from the perspective of being able to receive and comprehend the spiritual meaning of the scriptures, and the higher reality of the Soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom, there is a statement in the Gospel of Philip that explains this incomprehensible reality -- i.e., "A householder acquired everything— whether son or slave or cattle or dog or swine, whether wheat or barley or straw or hay or [bones] or meat (or) acorns. Yet he (was) wise and knew the food of each [one]. Before the sons he indeed set bread with [olive-oil and meat; before] the slaves he set castor-oil with grain; and before the cattle [he set barley] with straw and hay; to the dogs he cast bones; yet before [the swine] he threw acorns and crusts of bread. So it is with the Disciple of God— if he is wise, he is perceptive about the Discipleship. The bodily forms will not deceive him, but rather he will observe the disposition of the soul of each one in order to speak with him. In the world there are many animals made in human form— these he is accustomed to recognize. To the swine indeed he will throw acorns; yet to the cattle he will cast barley with straw and hay; to the dogs he will cast bones; to the slaves he will give the elementary; to the Sons he will present the perfect".     

What is presented is both the level of consciousness that rules over the people, and the type of instruction and knowledge in the form of food that can be provided to them in accord with their Condition of Mind.   When Paul stated that he could only provide the Christians who he had taught the "elementary" quasi-historical teachings of "Christ and him crucified", what he was stating was that they could only comprehend the allegorical symbols of the Gospel designed for "babes" in Christ.   Which provokes the question: What level of teachings can be conveyed to Christians who have yet to travail in TheWay and transform their lower animal nature?  In the above verses of the Gospel of Philip, the Householder who is portrayed as being wise, is cognizant of the ruling-consciousness of others as seen in the statement: "...The bodily forms will not deceive him, but rather he will observe the disposition of the soul of each one in order to speak with him. In the world there are many animals made in human form— these he is accustomed to recognize".   While each person appears to be in human form, the wise man will not be deceived, and will understand that in the case of the vast majority of people, their lower animal nature will so rule over their thinking and life, that they will factually be beasts who walk in the form of man -- existing at various levels in the Soul's attempt to be fully born into the Kingdom of Man (see Entering The Kingdom of Man).   But it is also important to recognize that the animals presented in the above quotation from the Gospel of Philip only portrays those animal-natures of people who are associated with the believer-community -- and not those outside the body of believers.   Quoting from http://SoulSelf.org : When Jesus therefore portrays some people as dogs, this is because they are ruled over by what the consciousness of the dog manifests in both the Divine Mind and the Soul-Mind -- that is ruling over the person who can be likened to the qualities personified in a dog.  And this is also true of all the animals of nature -- each impressed with a fragmented consciousness of the whole of the animal kingdom.  But it is important to recognize that in the same way that on one level the animal consciousness appears to be independent, on another level is it intimately connected -- both to God, our Higher Soul-Self, as well as our own consciousness.  And there are people who can look at a person's (undressed) body, and see the faces of the animals that comprise that person's lower nature.  And the ability to actually release the lower animal nature and consciousness to accomplish tasks for the person, is an integral part of the ancient Hawaiian religion of Huna -- as well as other indigenous religions that were more in tune with man's lower nature. 

A wise man understands that every day he encounters people who are the ravenous beasts who walk the earth in human form.  Lions, tigers, bears, snakes and every type of predator.   Men prone to extreme violence and suffering perpetrated upon the unaware peoples of the earth.   Which means that an important aspect of the question as to why there is evil in the world?   Each Soul exists at greatly varying stages of evolution of mind and spirit (see The Evolving Soul) -- and there are countless cultures and philosophies that support the lower animal-nature of the people to manifest and rule over the consciousness of the society.   While the whole of the animal kingdom is represented in the lower nature of mankind, the portrayal of dogs, swine, cattle and sheep apply only to the community of faith-based believers.   And thus, in accord with the "animal-soul" level of consciousness of each believer, the Householder in the Gospel of Philip provides quasi-human people instruction and knowledge as presented in the allegorical food -- i.e.,   "...To the swine indeed he will throw acorns; yet to the cattle he will cast barley with straw and hay; to the dogs he will cast bones; to the slaves he will give the elementary; to the Sons he will present the perfect".   

Those people whose consciousness can be portrayed as that of a swine, are those who seek God only when they are in need -- and instead of change, they remain immersed in the thinking and lifestyle of this world -- dwelling in the muck and mire of life.   These people can only be provided allegorical instruction in the form of seeds as personified in the acorn.   Seeds can be defined as allegorical instruction that under the right conditions, may eventually begin to evolve and grow sometime in the future.   And to those people whose minds are ruled over by the consciousness of a swine Jesus warned: "...do not throw your pearls before swine. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces" (Matt 7:6).   When the  Dominican friar Giordanio Bruno told the people the truth, the authorities of the Church imprisoned him, and eventually burnt him on the stake (see Spiritually Based Religion) -- as swine who turned upon Bruno for conveying to the people truth that opposed the man-made dogma of the Roman Church. 

Those portrayed as cattle can be given "...barley with straw and hay".  There were no sheep in Egypt, but Pharaoh made the Children of Israel "rulers" over his cattle.  Cattle represent physical strength, which like all the powers of man on the natural plane, must be spiritualized.  The faculties of mind, having come down into a more material state of consciousness (Egypt), take dominion over and lift up the animal thoughts and tendencies in the body and unify them with Spirit.     "To the dogs he will cast bones -- i.e., that which is drawn from the death of slain beasts.   The spiritual meaning of the Gospels and the esoteric knowledge of TheWay could not be given to those people whose lower animal nature can be portrayed as dogs and swine -- i.e., "Never give what is holy to dogs or throw your pearls before pigs. Otherwise, they will trample them with their feet and then turn around and attack you" (Mat 7:6 ISV).   Of the meaning of this passage, Gill's Exposition of the Bible states: "Here the phrase is used in a metaphorical sense; and is generally understood of not delivering or communicating the holy word of God, and the truths of the Gospel, comparable to pearls, or the ordinances of it, to persons notoriously vile and sinful: to men, who being violent and furious persecutors, and impudent blasphemers, are compared to 'dogs'; or to such, who are scandalously vile, impure in their lives and conversations, and are therefore compared to swine"   And this commandment not to reveal the esoteric knowledge of the Gospel is confirmed in the Homilies of Peter's disciple Clement were Peter is quoted as stating: “We remember that our Lord and teacher, as commanding, said to us, guard the mysteries for me, and the sons of my house. Wherefore also he explained to his disciples, privately, the mysteries of the kingdoms of the heavens.”   With respect to dogs: They will take food (knowledge) from any hand that feeds them -- wherein, the Children of the Kingdom are commanded to seek only The True Prophet.   Dogs will eat their own vomit.   Thus, those people whose consciousness can be portrayed as a dog, are consumed with the faux-knowledge of this world, and are incapable of comprehending what is Holy.  Of those people whose consciousness can be portrayed as dogs and swine the Apostle Peter stated: "Of them the proverbs are true: 'A dog returns to its vomit, and, A sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud'" (2 Peter 2:22).  

The teaching in the Gospel of Philip then states that "...to the slaves he will give the elementary" -- i.e., while one portrayed as a slave is immersed in spiritual work or service, their immature thoughts and consciousness remains in the bondage of a servant, slave or faith-based worshiper.   Of those who have travailed in TheWay and have become children of the Kingdom, the above translation states  "...to the Sons he will present the perfect".   In the alternate translation   it is stated that "To the slaves he will give only the elementary lessons, to the children he will give the complete instruction".   Only the Children of the Kingdom who have transformed and overcome their lower animal nature -- overcome all inner division which enables them to be nourished by the Life-Giving Fruit of the Tree of Life -- are able to receive and comprehend with Wholeness the "complete instruction" directly from The True Prophet.    

Of Slaves And Sons Of The Kingdom: The reality portrayed in the above as "..."the slaves [who receive] only the elementary lessons [versus] the children [who receive] the complete instruction".   A similar realty with respect to the spiritual condition and level of believers is presented by the Church Father Origen where he observes this same great truth being conveyed in an early Christian scripture known as the Shepherd of Hermas, and he writes: “Hermas is commanded to write two little books, and afterwards to announce to the presbyters of the Church what he learned from the Spirit. For these are the words that are written: 'And you will write,' he says, 'two books; and you will give the one to Clement, and the other to Grapte. And let Grapte admonish the widows and orphans, and let Clement send through all the cities which are abroad, while you will announce to the presbyters of the Church.' Grapte, accordingly, who is commanded to admonish the orphans and widows, is the pure understanding of the letter itself; by which those youthful minds are admonished, who have not yet deserved to have God as their Father, and are on that account styled orphans. They, again, are the widows, who have withdrawn themselves from the unjust man, to whom they had been united contrary to law; but who have remained widows, because they have not yet advanced to the stage of being joined to a heavenly Bridegroom. Clement, moreover, is ordered to send into those cities which are abroad what is written to those individuals who already are withdrawing from the letter -- as if the meaning were to those souls who, being built up by this means, have begun to rise above the cares of the body and the desires of the flesh; while he himself, who had learned from the Holy Spirit, is commanded to announce, not by letter nor by book, but by the living voice, to the presbyters of the Church of Christ, i.e., to those who possess a mature faculty of wisdom, capable of receiving spiritual teaching”.

When James, the brother of Jesus writes that: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world” (James 1:27 NIV), he is not saying that pure religion is to look after the wives and children of those whose husband and father has died.   Widows and orphans are those believers who are still carnal in nature.   It is these believers who see only the letter -- or body -- of the scriptures, of which Origen writes whose “youthful minds are admonished, who have not yet deserved to have God as their Father [not yet Children of the Kingdom], and are on that account styled orphans”.   With regard to widows Origen writes: “They, again, are the widows, who have withdrawn themselves from the unjust man, to whom they had been united contrary to law; but who have remained widows, because they have not yet advanced to the stage of being joined to a heavenly Bridegroom”.   The unjust man is the citizen of the far country in the parable of the prodigal son -- i.e., the god of this world. Thus, widows and orphans do not represent widows and orphans in accordance with our understanding of these terms, but rather they represent stages of spiritual growth.   Moreover, because of our modern politically correct mindset where the Bible is at time viewed as sexist, in these words we must perceive that the term widows is used with respect to both men and women.   We can never get a right sense of either the scriptures, or life, until we begin to realize that all of us are reflective with respect to our soul, and therefore we are often rightfully portrayed in the feminine gender.

In the words of James: Pure religion consecrated by the Father is for the disciple to be of the spirit, minister to the orphans and widows, while keeping oneself “unspotted from the world” (KJV).   Unspotted denotes that condition where one has absolutely no part of the world, with the exception of ones manifestation as a spiritual presence.   It is these unspotted individuals who are those who have been reborn into the spirit, and have totally manifested the Light of Christ in their lives.  Widows and orphans see only the body of the scriptures, and are yet carnal believers who the Apostle Paul describes as the Christians of the simple faith.   We can see the next stage of development in Origen's words as he describes those who are more mature: “Clement, moreover, is ordered to send into those cities which are abroad what is written to those individuals who already are withdrawing from the letter -- as if the meaning were to those souls who, being built up by this means, have begun to rise above the cares of the body and the desires of the flesh”.   Those who are abroad are the people who have transversed the sea of spiritual cleansing, and have risen above the “cares of the body and the desires of the flesh”.   It is these men and women who have consecrated their lives in the pursuit of Truth, that will see the mind of the scriptures in their quest to walk in TheWay.

With regard to the more mature in Christ, Origen writes of Hermas: “…while he himself, who had learned from the Holy Spirit, is commanded to announce, not by letter nor by book, but by the living voice, to the presbyters of the Church of Christ, i.e., to those who possess a mature faculty of wisdom, capable of receiving spiritual teaching”.   The name Hermas means the “messenger” -- thus it is only the spiritual Christians who have overcome their lower animal natures, and have become true Children of the Kingdom, are able to hear the Shepherd -- or in the Shepherd of Hermas, the Living voice of the Indwelling Logos.   Clement means merciful -- and it is only those who are themselves walking in TheWay, who receive the mercy of the Lord.   The widows and orphans -- or those believers who remain of the flesh and see only the letter of the scriptures and the exoteric doctrine or good news of the Christ -- must spiritually mature in order to begin to receive from the Lord, perceive the Gospel of God, and enter the Kingdom.   As stated in the above, those who are ruled over by their lower animal natures are blind to both the spiritual meaning of the scriptures, and the higher reality of the Soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom. 

  The Audacity Of Abject Ignorance: After reading the foregoing where the biblical authors warn that it is impossible for a man of a "natural" human consciousness to read the literal text of the scriptures and discern the truth, and understand the inner spiritual meaning of the written word, every SINCERE Christian should want to know why Paul warned that it was impossible for the baptized and confirmed Christians to understand the true meaning of the scriptures, and why these same baptized and confirmed Christians would reject the higher knowledge of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom as utter "foolishness"?   This is not a reality that the intelligent and conscientious seeker can just skim over and ignore.   Further, that the body of Bible readers are warned that whatever is written in the text possesses a deeper unseen meaning that is incomprehensible from a "natural" human perspective, also simply skipped over and ignored by the vast majority of faith-based believers.   Which is why Paul warns that you cannot simply read the written word of the scriptuers and discern the higher truth of the Gospel -- even portraying the literal text of the scriptures as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14).   Yet, the vast majority of Christians throughout history have chosen to totally ignore this warning -- to the degree that the Christian world has come to embody the reality portrayed in the very words of Jesus when he was asked why he only spoke to the multitudes in parables, and stated: “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV).   Which reality of imposed deafness, blindness and barrier to understanding prompted the Wycliffe Bible Commentary to write that: “…the initiate was instructed in the esoteric teaching... which was not revealed to outsiders… The mystery of the kingdom in its ultimate development is the full-orbed message of the Gospel (Rom 16:25-26). The purpose of parables was to instruct the initiates without revealing the items of instruction to the ones who were without. This is in keeping with the Biblical principle that spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual...”    With the far-reaching implications embodied in the reality that "...spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual...”.  

What is clear is the fact that neither Jesus or Paul could speak plainly to the people they taught.  Jesus went as far as stating that the  "...secret of the kingdom of God" only belonged to his select few disciples who had left home and totally abandoned the ways of this world -- which embodied the meaning and condition of mind portrayed in the word Ebionite, meaning the "poor-ones" -- and followed Jesus daily.   Allegorically, in the greater parbolic foundation of the scriptures, each of the cities and villages that Jesus and his disciples are portrayed as entering -- teaching and healing the people by restoring them to Wholeness -- corresponds to the centers of the seeker's own mind that must be evolved and transformed.   But this is only understood by the few who themselves travail in TheWay, and strive to bring about their own threefold (physical, mental and spiritual) transformation that enables them to evolve beyond the "animal-soul" level of organic man.  

Paul portrayed the faith-based Christians as "babes in Christ" who were only capable of receiving the "milk" of the Gospel because they were still "natural" organic men who was said to be of an "animal-soul" level of spiritual immaturity.    Which provokes the question: What makes the modern person -- and even the modern believer -- any different than the baptized believers who Paul personally instructed and taught?   Sadly, the only answer is: Absolutely Nothing!   In the same way that Paul warned that because of the immature condition of mind that he portrayed as still being of a "natural" (human) consciousness, the Christians who he personally instructed into the "traditions" of the Christ, were only capable of receiving the "milk" of the Gospel -- and would reject the higher knowledge of the Gospel as utter "foolishness" if he was to dare to even speak of man's higher soul and spiritual reality.   Why?   Because in the same way that an infant does not possess the developed facilities of mind to comprehend at a university graduate level, neither does "natural" organic man possess the necessary facilities of mind to comprehend either the spiritual meaning of the scriptures, or the higher reality of their own Soul.  And this inability of those who Paul portrayed as "natural" organic man to comprehend the higher knowledge of the soul and spirit was referenced by the 2nd century Bishop Clement of Alexandria in the profound statement: “The Lord… allowed us to communicate to those Divine Mysteries, and of that holy light, to those who are able to receive them. He did not certainly disclose to the many what did not belong to the many; but to the few to whom He knew that they belonged, who were capable of receiving and being molded according to them”.  

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

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

Regarding these two groups of Christians -- i.e., the faith-based entry-level Christians who could only be given what Paul called the "testimony" of Christ- - and the mature Christians who were no longer in need of the "milk" of the Gospel intended to nourish "babes in Christ", Smith and Wace's Dictionary of Christian Biography states: “We have no reason to think that the earliest Gnostics intended to found sects separated from the Church and called after their own names. Their disciples were to be Christians, elevated above the rest as acquainted with deeper mysteries, and called Gnostikoi because possessed of a Gnosis superior to the simple faith of the multitude… They also boasted to be in possession of genuine apostolical traditions, deriving their doctrines, some from St. Paul, others from St. Peter, and others again from Judas, Thomas, Philip, and Matthew. In addition moreover, to [this] secret doctrine which they professed to have received by oral tradition, they appealed also to alleged writings of the apostles themselves or their disciples”.  Which, while ignored by the faith-based Christians, is confirmed in the ignored words of Jesus when he was asked by his disciples why he ONLY spoke to the multitudes in parables: “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV).

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

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

What these original Ten Words spoken by the Father to mankind presented, was that the original Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus remained totally faithful to the Gospel teachings.   If, as the very words of God spoken to mankind stated, that Jesus became the Messiah (Anointed) and Son of God by living the necessary Consecrated Life that enabled him to fulfill the Law within himself, then the truth of the Gospel is found in the witness of the Ebionites who held firmly to the position that Jesus "...was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ" see Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).   With the true objective of the original teachings presented in the words of Hippolytus where he stated that the original Ebionite Nazirenes "...assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity" (see Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).   Which means that every man and woman who walks the face of the earth has the same potential as their elder brother Jesus -- if the Gospel teachings of TheWay are intimately embraced and followed to their spiritual conclusion.

When the Ebionite Nazirenes  make reference to the Law, this very much includes the Laws of Creation as portrayed in the words "...the designs/laws found throughout Nature and all of Creation".    That the historical man Jesus was a pattern for all of mankind because of his success in overcoming the Laws, is demonstrated in the words: "He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ..."   And this confirms this statement with respect to the true potential of all of mankind that Jesus taught, as demonstrated in the words of Hippolytus when he wrote that they believed that when anyone "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs" (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34 - see http://Ebionite.com ).   And this is why Jesus taught that he was our brother -- i.e., "Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'" (John 20:17 NIV).   

When the scriptures portray the need to fulfill the Law, it is not the allegorically portrayed Law presented in the Torah and Old Testament scriptures -- but rather, the Law that evolves our mind and consciousness which enables us to attain Spiritual Maturity.   All of Creation is moved and controlled by Laws.   When a sperm and ovum are united to form an embryo -- and that embryo begins to evolve into a fetus and infant -- it is the Natural Laws that brings about the necessary development that forms the living body that is able to accommodate the mind of man.   When mankind emerges from the womb of its mother, man enters what can be portrayed as the womb of mother-earth -- and this secondary womb provides the environment for the mind of man to develop and mature.   BUT, while the formation of a physical body is completed in accord with the universal requirements of mankind -- in the development of mind the very process requires the person to make choices in their lives.   Where the formation of the body can be portrayed as robotic, this is not the case in the formation of the mind that must be built level upon level of comprehension.   And while The Law functioning within our mind has the potential to evolve each of us to the zenith of comprehension, true development can only be brought about when man has the ability to make choices, and then learn from the choices he has made.   And it is the Natural Laws functioning within each of us that is the controlling factor of our development -- and the catalysts for the controlling factor of the Laws working within us, is based upon the choices we make as set forth in the subheading The Living Bio-Feedback Organism that molds and interacts with us, step by step, in accord with the choices we make throughout every aspect of the life we are living   And while what is referred to as the Law or Torah of God has been set forth in the written text of the scriptures, what is presented is an allegorical portrayal of the Laws and Forces of Mind and Consciousness within the spectrum of the Cosmology of Mind and Being.   And that what is presented in the literal text of the scriptures is allegorical, is why Paul portrayed the written text of the scriptures as "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14).  And it is the Higher Law that is spiritual and allegorically portrayed, that the historical man Jesus fulfilled within himself to become the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) and move into a state of At-Oneness with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God. That the historical Jesus was a true holy man who became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by fulfilling the Royal Law within himself, is attested to at Acts 2:22 where Jesus is portrayed as "a man, attested to you by God" -- and this was demonstrated by God performing "mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst".   If Jesus was himself God incarnate as believed by the later Romans, then these words portraying Jesus as a man approved by God through the works and wonders that God did through him, never would have been presented in this manner.  

  Animal Sacrifice And The Living Temple: When the original Ebionite Nazirene disciples and followers of Jesus expressed the need to fulfill the Law, it was not the literal allegorical text of the Torah which is observed in outward ritual and tradition in the manner of the Jews that was being made reference to -- but rather, the Universal Law of Mind and Spirit that is allegorically presented and functioning within each and every one of us.   Therefore, when the Ebionite Nazirene were portrayed as being Torah Observant, the Law was therefore observed in the exact manner that Jesus said was necessary -- i.e., "The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you--they are full of the Spirit and life" (John 6:63).  
The early Church writer Epiphanius wrote that the Ebionites "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 outwardly in accordance with the letter of the written word in the manner of the Jews -- but rather, they understood the allegorical symbolism that was applicable to unlocking the inner door to the Kingdom.  

In recognition of the existence of man's lower animal nature that not only rules over man's consciousness, but in the words of Paul presented above limits his comprehension and development, it is important to understand man's motivation to perform animal sacrifice as a part of his religion.  Which provokes the question: Did God in the Old Testament require animal sacrifice? Lets begin my answer to this question by quoting the words of Moses Maimonedes, one of the most respected of Jewish theologians, historian, and Talmudist, where he writes about the nature of scripture: “Every time that you find in our books a tale the reality of which seems impossible, a story which is repugnant to both reason and common sense, then be sure that the tale contains a profound allegory veiling a deeply mysterious truth; and the greater the absurdity of the letter, the deeper the wisdom of the spirit”
When understood from the perspective of the original authors of the scriptures, what is presented in the scriptures is a blueprint of the seekers own mind -- the levels and forces of consciousness -- and the Laws that control every aspect of the person's life.  And while the scriptures may appear as historical accounts, this is merely the facade that enables the authors to present the inner spiritual meaning which portrays the mental development and spiritual events in the life of the seeker in search of Higher Truth.   Which raises the question: Why would the scriptures contain (allegorical) fabricated "...stories which is repugnant to both reason and common sense" -- which I might also add was why Paul portrayed these stories as the "letter that killeth" [and] "Jewish fables" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14).  Why?  The answer goes to the core of our own holographic reality -- and the fact that whatever we perceive in the outer world, is merely a reflection of the inner reality of our own mind and being.  And that primitive man the world over is often observed performing animal sacrifice, is because he is externalizing his own animal nature which he perceives in the outer world.  Innately he senses that his own animal nature must be transformed -- and so, he engages in the (outward) ritual of animal sacrifice -- doing outwardly, what he must accomplish within himself. Quoting from http://TheConsecratedLife.com :


And when AskMoses.com states that we must sacrifice our inner animals, is this any different than the teachings of Jesus in the Gospel of the Nazirenes: "For they, making a god of their belly, sacrificed to their God the innocent creatures of the earth, in place of the carnal nature within themselves. And eating of their flesh and drinking of their blood to their own destruction, corrupted their bodies and shortened their days, even as the Gentiles who did not know the truth, or who knowing it, have changed it into a lie."
Only those who make their body-vessel a Living Temple -- and in the words of AskMoses.com, they must "...sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions" -- and is this any different than the words of Paul when he commanded the Gentiles to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV)? Or the requirement that “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV): Which means that we must transform the beastly predator of carnal man's lower nature, into an unblemished perfect lamb that is a fit sacrifice on the altar of our Inner Living Temple.   And this state of required purity and consecration is exactly what is stated by Isaiah where it is written: "And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it" (Isa 35:8 NIV).
It is important to recognize that under the Law of Moses, the Jews were ONLY permitted to perform animal sacrifice in ONE place -- i.e., the Jerusalem Temple.  And when it is understood that the temple in Jerusalem was an allegorical portrayal of the Living Temple that the seeker/disciple must transform in their own body-vessel (see The Living Temple), then it is their understanding that it is their own lower animal nature that must be raised up as an unspotted lamb, and sacrificed on the altar of their own transformed body-temple. Which is why the literal text of the Old Testament is portrayed as the "letter that killeth" when the Jews fail to understand the spiritual meaning of the allegorical text, and apply what Jesus call the Key of Knowledge ( http://KeyOfKnowledge.org ) -- turning the scriptures within their own consciousness, mind and being.  Yet, the message and meaning is of the utmost importance.


As explained above (What Difference Does It Make), man is of the fourth kingdom -- with the lower three kingdoms of mineral, vegetable and animal as part of his earthly consciousness.  That man's lower animal nature in many instances rules and controls his consciousness and being (see Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature), which is the cause of much of the violence and brutality in the world.  And because we fail to comprehend the Cosmology of Mind and Being ( http://SoulSelf.org ), and remain ignorant of the fact that in many people what we have is the beast walking in the forum of man, there are countless elements within our modern culture that actually causes and supports the beast in man to prevail in our society.  Further, Paul emphatically warns that Christians and Jews who remain at the level of what he portrays as of a "natural" organic human consciousness, are incapable of comprehending either the higher reality of the Soul, or the true spiritual meaning of the scriptures, because as Paul asserts the faith-based believers of a "natural" mind are of an "animal-soul" level of consciousness and understanding (see What Difference Does It Make) -- and therefore remain totally carnal and earth-bound in their thinking because they are ruled over by their lower animal nature.

The heathen and pagan mind of the mainstream of Gentiles always had great difficulty in understanding the difference between the man Jesus, the Indwelling Logos/Son of God which is representative of the Mind of God (see The Logos), and the One Teacher which Jesus commanded all who would call themselves his disciples and followers, were to seek out and learn from (see The True Prophet).   And it was the living of the necessary Consecrated Life that Jesus ordained, and the seeking of the Kingdom within, that enabled the historical Jesus to become the Messiah, and At-One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God.   And this is especially demonstrated in the words of Edward Gibbon with respect to the original position of the Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus that he was in “...supernatural union of a man and God... In their eyes, Jesus of Nazareth was a mere mortal, the legitimate son of Joseph and Mary: but he was the best and wisest of the human race, selected as the worthy instrument to restore upon earth the worship of the true and supreme Deity. When he was baptized in the Jordan, the Christ, the first of the aeons, the Son of God himself, descended on Jesus in the form of a dove, to inhabit his mind, and direct his actions during the allotted period of his ministry” (Gibbon; The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.4, P.366).   

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

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

"I worship the God of our fathers

As a follower of The Way"
(Acts 24:14 NIV)

  The True (Unknown) Nature And Reality Of The Scriptures:

If you had an original copy of the Gospels, you could use them as a catalyst to achieve an Enlightened and Anointed State of Mind -- prevailing over self, mentally and spiritually evolving to your full potential, and overcoming the division between you and your Heavenly Father.  If you had an original copy of the Gospels and used them as the authors intended them to be used, at this moment you could have been Restored to the Edenic Kingdom -- and having overcome even death, you would dwell with your elder brother Jesus who as the first of the prodigal sons to fulfill the Royal Law within himself, completed the Journey in TheWay before you. 

Critics claim that the Gospels are poorly written -- that they contain countless inconsistencies and discordances -- and that they totally lack continuity with both the Old Testament and other Gospels.  Yet, they fail to understand that the alleged inconsistencies and conflicts in the biblical text were intentionally inserted for an ultra-important reason that modern Christians fail to understand.  Further, the removal and editing of these alleged discordances, inconsistencies and supposed conflicts in the scriptures by the scribes and translators, has directly inhibited the Gospels from fulfilling their intended core purpose as the Living Word of God.  The great looming fact is that the scriptures are not historical accounts -- and when used in this manner, they are rendered virtually worthless with respect to their original purpose and objectives.  Moreover, the acceptance of the Old Testament as the forerunner to the Gospels, the Jews as the chosen people, and the adoption of Replacement Theology, has alienated the Church from its True Source, and has caused the spiritual disenfranchisement of Christianity.   The term Old Testament is a deception, because the Gospels are not a replacement for the scriptures of the Jews, because they better reflect the Source than does both Judaism and the Torah.  The Jews were not -- and are not -- the chosen people of God -- and other than the fulfillment of the allegorical spiritual meaning of the Old Testament in ways that are not at all understood, the Gospels have nothing in common with the Old Testament.  Ignorance of the true meaning and purpose of the Gospels, has totally destroyed the Christian path into the Kingdom.   But the good side is seen in the fact that if you are a sincere seeker -- whether Jewish, Christian or Muslim -- after you understand the true spiritual value and reality of the Original Gospels, I will tell you how to get possession of a copy of the Original Gospels.   Why is this important?   Because these sacred writings contain invaluable essential wisdom and knowledge that is not available anywhere else in this world.  

The greatest error of the Gentile-Church which portrayed itself as Orthodox, was made when they attached their religion to the Old Testament of the Jews -- portraying the Jews as the forerunner of the Church.  Why did the Church do this?   To provide the Church with a perception of authenticity -- but what is known as Replacement Theology has been one of the major causes of the demise of Christianity.   In the Homilies of his disciple Clement, the Apostle Peter is quoted as saying:  “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."   Which provokes a number of important questions; i.e., each have a separate path into the Kingdom, because they have emerged from totally separate traditions; and, the path which is associated with the Gospels is closer to the original source.   Which further provokes the questions: Who concealed Jesus from the Jews?  And who concealed Moses from the Gentiles?   The answer is, The Laws of God.  By design, Judaism and Christianity were not only supposed to be separate entities, but their very systems of religion are drawn from totally different paths.  And what Peter is correctly stating is that by divine design, they are not only supposed to be separate -- but when Christians judge Jews, they lose access to their own covenanted path.  While it is true that the Gospels are superior to the Old Testament -- it is also true that when the Gentile Church connected itself to the Jews and aligned themselves with the Old Testament, they undermined and suspended their own New Covenant which is founded upon a very different systematic path than is the Old Covenant.   And this is why Paul warns: "Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either" (Rom 11:17-21 NIV).   Paul portrays the Essene, Ebionite Nazirenes as a "remnant" (Rom 11:5) that is representative of a "cultivated olive tree" that the Gentiles are dependent upon to be grafted into.  Yet, the Church of Rome rejected what Paul portrayed as the "cultivated olive tree".  In contradistinction to the fact that it was from the Essene Ebionite Nazirene "cultivated olive" source that the New Covenant was drawn from.  But with the Church's adoption of the Old Testament scriptures that Paul correctly portrayed as the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6) which was comprised of "Jewish fables" (Titus 1:14), that have totally undermined the spiritual foundation of the Gentile Church.   Why did Paul portray the Torah as  the "letter that killeth"?  Because when it is read literally, it not only has no historical basis -- but because the literal text is a collection of "Jewish fables", more people have been negatively impacted than helped by it. 

In the PBS series, The Bible's Buried Secrets,  archaeologist William Dever of the University of Arizona stated: "It challenges the Bible's stories if you want to read them literally, and that will disturb many people."   In further examining the problem it was aserted: "The farther you go in the biblical text, the more difficult it is to find historical material in it," says David Ilan of the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. "The patriarchs go back to Genesis. Genesis is, for the most part, a compilation of myths, creation stories, things like that. And to find a historical core there is very difficult."   For instance, archaeologists have found evidence that a small group of Canaanite slaves escaped from Egypt — not the mass migration described in Exodus.    What both the believers and the critics have yet to understand and acknowledge, is the fact that the biblical authors who were Mystics, purposely wrote the scriptures with unhistorical assertions and events intertwined into the text, in order to inhibit the people from reading them literally or historically -- thereby forcing the intelligent seeker to look beyond what Paul portrayed as the "letter that killeth", and seek the inner esoteric meaning.  And it was this alignment with the Old Testament on the part of the Church, that evolved into what can be portrayed as a defilement of the Gospel teachings and a total abandonment of the New Covenant.   Further, the question must also be posed: If salvation was by Grace, then why did Paul warn the Gentiles that if they judge the Jews they should "...be afraid" -- and because of their arrogance, God "...will not spare you either"?  The bottom line is that the Jews are not -- and never were -- the Chosen People.   And when rightly understood, like the people personified in the symbology of dogs and swine who cannot receive what is Holy, the Jews are used as symbols that personify what not to be -- because as the dogs and swine, the Jews cannot receive the Holy Divine Manna of the Kingdom.   Further, in their judgment and condemnation of the Jews as "Christ killers" -- and their attempt to portray themselves as the new chosen people -- they not only blinded themselves to the true spiritual meaning of the Gospels, but also surrendered any claim to be the people of the New Covenant.   Where Paul warned them to "...be afraid" -- they arrogantly chained themselves to a self-imposed diaspora of abject ignorance.   In condemning the Jews in their failure to understand the meaning of the symbol of the Jews, to their own spiritual demise they brought the plight of the Jews upon themselves. 

The foregoing provokes the question: Why were the original Gospels written?  In the same way that Theologian Albert Schweitzer suggested that each person's perception of Jesus is a reflection of their own beliefs (see A Confrontation With Reality) --  and Peter is quoted by his disciple Clement as stating the same truth in relation to what each person sees in the scriptures (quoting from Order Of Inquiry): "...For the Scriptures say all manner of things, that no one of those who inquire ungratefully may find the truth, but simply what he wishes to find".  Which means that each person who opens the scriptures will only see what they already believe to be true.   Yet, Peter warns that the disciple must seek out and learn the correct meaning of the scriptures ONLY from the Shepherd and True Prophet.   Which means that By Design, the scriptures are a reflection of self -- interpreted in accord with the readers already defined beliefs -- and by design, everyone is supposed to perceive and find their own predetermined beliefs in the pages of the scriptures -- believing that the scriptures confirm what they already believe.   And it is this personal vision of the scriptures that enables them to begin to mature and evolve the individual believer.

Using scriptures as a catalyst to bring about an Enlightened Mind was for the most part foreign to the Gentiles.  In the case of Mithraism which was portrayed as the universal religion of the empire, no written narratives or theology from the religion survives today, because they did not use writings for the same reason and purpose as the disciples and followers of Jesus.   As a Mystery religion, Mithraism relied upon a system of teachers and initiation into what they called the seven levels of instruction.  And while Judaism was also an ancient Mystery Religion, it used teacher/rabbis to reveal the inner spiritual meaning of the Torah and associated scriptures.  But the very nature and reality of the extreme allegory used in the Old Testament created an often insurmountable obstacle to the seekers spiritual development.   Thus, in the Zohar which is the foundational writing of Jewish Mysticism is warns with respect to the Torah: “The narratives of the doctrine are its cloak.   The simple look only on the garment, that is upon the narrative of the doctrine; more they know not.   The instructed, however, see not merely the cloak, but what the cloak covers”.   The Jewish mystic who spends his life seeking the inner meaning of the written word that the natural mind of man is incapable of seeing, has warned: "Thus the tales related in the Torah are simply her outer garments, and woe to the man who regards that outer garb as the Torah itself, for such a man will be deprived of portion in the next world..." (The Zohar; Edited by Gershom G. Scholem, Zohar- The Book of Splendor, Basic Readings from the Kabbalah [New York, Schocken Books, 1949]. )What this means is that a person cannot simply read the Torah and ascertain the true meaning.   This profoundly important statement is not only true with respect to the greater body of Jews who can only see the literal text of the Torah, but also the Christians who adopted the literal interpretation of the Torah and Old Testament as the infallible word of God.   Thus, the statement that "...such a man [who sees only the literal text] will be deprived of portion in the next world" is true not only of the Jews who lack the ability to see the spiritual Torah that allegorically lies concealed by the written words, but also the (Orthodox?) Christians who abandoned the Gospels when they embraced the error and folly of the Jews.  With regard to reading the narrative as actual events in history in the manner of the Fundamentalist, or to ignore the meaning of the symbolism in the manner of the skeptics and critics, the Church Father Origen wrote: “What man of sense will agree with the statement that the first, second and third days in which the evening is named and the morning, were without sun, moon and stars, and the first day without a heaven. What man is found such an idiot as to suppose that God planted trees in paradise in Eden, like a husbandman, and planted therein the tree of life, perceptible to the eyes and senses, which gave life to the eater thereof; and another tree which gave to the eater thereof a knowledge of good and evil? I believe that every man must hold these things for images, under which the hidden sense lies concealed” (Origen - Huet., Prigeniana, 167 Franck, p. 142).  When Clement, the disciple of the Apostle Peter asked him about the true meaning of the scriptures (see Clementine Homilies), Peter confirmed the above statement of Origen and said: “Truly I rejoice, and I give thanks to God, who in all things doeth well. However, he knows that I shall be able to think nothing other than that all things are for God. Wherefore do not suppose that I ask questions, as doubting the words concerning God, or those that are to be spoken, but rather that I may learn, and so be able myself to instruct another who is ingenuously willing to learn. Wherefore tell me what are the falsehoods added to the Scriptures, and how it comes that they are really false. Then Peter answered: Even although you had not asked me, I should have gone on in order, and afforded you the exposition of these matters, as I promised. Learn, then, how the Scriptures misrepresent Him in many respects, that you may know when you happen upon them”.   In his Ecclestical History Eusebius writes that: “Many were led astray by reading the allegorical contents of the scriptures literally in the method of the Pharisees and Sadducees”.  

The pre-Nicene Church Father Origen portrays those who see only the written text of the scriptures as "idiots", because the scriptures were written in such a way that the more intelligent will immediately reject the folly of the written word, and seek out the Inner Spiritual meaning.   Therefore, from the perspective of the authors of the scriptures who used the myths of the nomadic and heathen tribe of animal-sacrificing Jews to weave an allegorical portrayal of essential universal truths that were concealed beneath the literal text, only an "idiot" would surrender their gift of reason and sense, and believe in the god of the Old Testament who has been insightfully portrayed as resembling the Wizard of OZ -- i.e., a magical nut case behind the curtain who liked physical circumcision, genocide of non-Jews including killing every woman & child -- a god who made man, then repented he even made man and killed everyone on earth but Noah and his immediate family -- a god who kills a man for trying to steady the ARK, a voodoo god who loves animal sacrifice and blood sprinkling.     

The scriptures themselves bear witness that only those whose eyes and understanding have been opened to the Spirit, are able to discern the True Spiritual Torah that lies concealed beneath the letter of the allegorical written text that is rightly portrayed as "Jewish fables" (Titus 1:14).   Where many people think of themselves as a Jew, the name itself has a significant meaning that few who call themselves by this name understand.  Allegorically, the twelve tribes of Israel are representative of the twelve spheres of mind as patterned in the Tree of Life.   A Jew therefore, portrays a person who has received the Law of God -- but because they are carnal in their thinking, and only able to function at 1/12th of their potential of mind -- and in their carnal mindset that Paul portrays as an "animal-soul" level of consciousness, is only able to expresses their very limited understanding of the scriptures outwardly in ritual and tradition.   And this is why Paul correctly stated that there is no salvation in the works/rituals of the Law.  That the Ebionites like their Essene forerunners understood the allegorical nature of the Torah, is the reason why the early Church writer Epiphanius wrote that the Ebionites "..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 outwardly in accordance with the letter of the written word in the manner of the Jews -- but rather, they understood the allegorical symbolism that was applicable to unlocking the inner door to the Kingdom.   So, with respect to the reason as to why the Ebionites continue to embrace the Torah and the Spiritual Observance of the Law?   Because the scriptures are the means to bring about the necessary expansion and deepening of mind by using the allegorical symbols as catalysts that can't be expressed literally, and have the capacity to develop the Intuitive spheres of mind which enabled them to gain access to their Inner Source of Knowledge that possesses the transformational power that enables the seeker to become Spiritual Israel.      

In contradistinction to the Jews, Israel is a portrayal of a seeker/disciple who has undergone the process of transformation of the physical into the Living Temple where the mind has been brought into a condition of Wholeness -- thereby enabling such a person to utilize the fullness of the twelve spheres of mind as patterned in the Tree of Life.   After eating the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Duality (aka Tree Of Knowledge Of Good And Evil) -- which is representative of the division of the male/female spheres of mind as allegorically portrayed in the separation of Adam/Eve into Adam and Eve (see The Restoral Of Adam And Eve ), the statement was made in the allegorical account of Genesis: "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever" (Gen 3:22-23).   Thus, the promise is that those who eat the fruit of the Tree of Life, will live forever.  That the Tree of Life is something that all of mankind can gain entrance to, and eat the fruit thereof, is demonstrated in the statement in the Revelation: "'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God'" (Rev 2:7).  And the Ebionite Nazirenes are portrayed as being Torah Observant by virtue of their using the scriptures as Jesus taught as the Key of Knowledge by turning the scriptures within their own mind and being -- employing the allegorical symbols and catalysts that are necessary to bring about this necessary Wholeness through the process of the expansion and deepening of Mind and Being -- which was and is the primary objective of the Gospels -- i.e., "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17).   The Essene Ebionite Nazirenes understood that the integration of the male and female spheres of mind cannot be accomplished through Linear instruction in the manner of modern academia programming of the person -- and the transformational source must employ catalysts that balance out the divided male/female spheres of mind -- enabling the seeker to begin to develop the process of Anamnesis -- which is necessary to develop the ability to tap into the Inner Source of Truth and Knowledge.

Thus, of the Jews of the flesh and the Christians who abandoned the New Covenant in order to embrace the way of the Jews and the Old Testament, these words are applicable that "...woe to the man who regards that outer garb as the Torah itself, for such a man will be deprived of portion in the next world".  What this means is that those who see only the outer garb -- regardless of how dedicated they are to the study of the outer words -- have never actually gazed upon the True Torah!  Why? Because only those who can be portrayed as Spiritual Israel can see beneath the garb of allegory and perceive the Sacred Wisdom of the scriptures.   But as with all mystery religions that utilize what can be portrayed as extreme allegory which the Apostle Peter portrays as Books With The Power To Deceive which promote Bad Beliefs About God to the masses, more people have been spiritually harmed by the Old Testament than the very small number who have successfully used the Old Testament scriptures for their intended purpose.   And this is why Paul portrayed the literal text of the Old Testament as the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6).  Which means that when the Gentile (Orthodox?) Church adopted their Replacement Theology -- attaching the Church to a literal/historical interpretation of the Old Testament -- they totally alienated the congregation of believers from both the original meaning and objective of the Gospels, as well as the tenets of the New Covenant teachings. 

When rightly understood with respect to the systems being very different, for those few who have developed the capacity and the perceptive spiritual vision to understand the inner spiritual meaning of the scriptures, there is absolutely no difference between the inner spiritual meaning of the Old Testament that is immersed in a cloak of extreme allegory, and what is more plainly presented in the New Testament -- which though being allegorical, was written so that the literal text and meaning of the Gospels was useable to the immature seeker.   When rightly understood, the inner spiritual meaning of the Torah is exactly the same as the inner spiritual meaning of the Gospels.  As stated in the words of the Apostle Peter as quoted in the Homilies of his disciple Clement where he explained: "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.”    If a Jew had arrived at a condition of spiritual maturity and enlightenment, they would gaze upon the Gospels and conclude that these scriptures are truly the fulfillment of the spiritual objectives of the Torah.  And to both Jew and Christian the words of Peter quoted in the Homilies of Clement confirm the foregoing where Peter is quoted as stating: “For on this account Jesus is concealed from the Jews, who have taken Moses as their teacher, and Moses is hidden from those who have believed Jesus. For, there being one teaching by both, God accepts him who has believed either of these" (see Things Christians Never Tell Jews About The New Testament).    If the Laws of God inhibited the Jews from understanding the Gospels -- and these same Laws inhibited the Christians from understanding the Torah -- then both Jews and Christians should re-evaluate many long-held beliefs.   And if both Old and New present the same exact message in the inner spiritual meaning, only those who have been "...thought worthy to recognize both as preaching one doctrine" can rightly be portrayed as understanding their own religious teachings (see The Final Temple And The Primary Lie Of Judaism).   What is allegorically set forth in the Old Testament, must be brought about and fulfilled within the body and mind of the sincere seeker as the physical body itself is transformed into the Living Consecrated Temple as personified in the allegorical symbolism of the Old Testament.   Therefore, the Spiritual Meaning that has been concealed in the allegory of the written word of the Old Testament, is exactly the same as the Gospels -- with the Gospels being written in order to alleviate the need for a rabbi or teacher.

The True Miracle of the Gospels is in their ability to be used as a Spiritual Catalyst which employs allegorical symbols used in the process of Anamnesis to supply the necessary Divine Manna that enables the seeker/disciple to attain an Enlightened and Anointed (Messiah/Christ) state of mind -- a condition of mind that ultimately has the potential to initiate the subsequent stages of birth that restores the lost prodigal son to the Edenic Kingdom which is man's true Source of Being.  In the same way that in the Torah, the Children of Israel had to first be released from a state of slavery -- allegorically, Egypt portrays a condition of "bondage" -- and the simple objective of the written word of the Gospels is to free the seeker/disciple from the bondage and shackles of this world.   In the Torah the Children of Israel had to travail 40 years in the (spiritual) wilderness -- being nourished only by "manna from heaven".   They could not make this manna themselves.  They could not obtain manna from any source in this world.  There was no manna peddlers or clergy-type manna dispensers.   Manna could only be provided by One Source -- directly from God.   And with the exception of the sixth day, no more manna was given than could and would be consumed in that day -- allegorically indicating that Divine Manna could not and can not be dispensed in bulk -- but has to be provided as the seeker progressed upon each level of evolving spiritual maturity.   And this is why the first century Elder Ignatius -- as with all the biblical authors -- understood that the mind of the believer must be matured -- the dormant spheres of mind that do not correspond to this physical world must become activated and developed -- in order for the believer to begin to perceive and grasp his own higher soul and spiritual reality.   And this expansion of organic human conscious beyond normal physical limits is what is portrayed in the process: "Whom will he teach knowledge? And whom will he make to understand the message? Those just weaned from milk? Those just drawn from the breasts? For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little" (Isa 28:9-10 NKJ).    In the same way that an infant grows into a child and adult one step at a time, so too does the process of mental-expansion take place line upon line.     

In their original condition the Gospels contained important spiritual teachings and concepts that prepared the seeker/disciple to employ the process of Anamnesis to receive the Divine Manna of the Kingdom.   The Gospels were not themselves the manna.   No one could read the Gospels and perceive the manna.  Because the Gospels were a text-book on the transformational changes that the seeker/disciple had to bring about in their own lives to begin to receive the Divine Manna that can only be imparted to a seeker in accord with their condition and ability to receive the Spiritual Nourishment (Knowledge) that can only be received directly from God.    In the parable of the Sower and the Seed, the ability to receive the Divine Manna is in direct relation to that person's ability to become the "good ground" that permits the Living Word to evolve them into a condition of Spiritual Maturity.  To ignore this parable as modern Christians do, is to render them spiritually impotent and disenfranchised.   When the disciples asked Jesus about the meaning of the parable of the Sower and the Seed, Jesus replied: “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding” (Mark 4:11-12).  Which means that only those who have become a sincere and genuine disciple of TheWay -- abandoning the thinking, mindset and lifestyles of this world -- and travailing in TheWay in strict accord with the original Gospel teachings -- can understand the true spiritual meaning of the Gospel.  As Jesus confirmed: “Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?” (Mark 4:13).   Which means that unless you transform yourself into what is portrayed in the parable as the "good ground", it will remain impossible for you to perceive beneath the allegorical facade of the Gospels, and understand the true spiritual meaning.  And while the literal text of the Gospels were designed to be used as a basis for one's life -- and does not inflict that damage that Peter portrays as Bad Beliefs About God as is the case with the Old Testament -- unless you undergo the transformation that opens your heart and mind to the inner spiritual meaning -- enabling you to receive the Divine Manna directly from the indwelling Logos/Son of God -- you will remain immature and undeveloped.  

In the Greek language this higher Knowledge is rendered differently than the knowledge of man -- thereby differentiating the difference between the wisdom and knowledge of man -- and in the Greek language this very different form of Experiential Spiritual-Received Knowledge is portrayed as Gnosis.  And when rightly understood, there exists words and realties that cannot be redefined by man.   Therefore, Gnosis is a portrayal of one of those words that are beyond man's ability to redefine -- and it indicates Spiritual Knowledge revealed and received directly to man by God.   What is portrayed in the Greek word Gnosis, cannot be written in a book.   It cannot be taught by one man to another.   Gnosis is not at all an alternative historical tradition that was suppressed by the Church or any other group.   Gnosis has nothing to do with the wisdom of this world.   It is impossible to study Gnosis in a school, college or university.   Those scriptures which have been labeled Gnostic Scriptures, are not -- and they contain no Divine Manna whatsoever.   And while the allegorical text may present differing accounts in the historical facade of the written word, what is being presented is nothing more than a different allegorical cloak.   When it is acknowledged that it is impossible to portray or present the higher reality of the Soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom in a comprehensible format -- whether spoken or written -- to man in his untransformed "animal-soul" level of natural organic consciousness (see Animal-Soul), the whole fabrication of Gnostic Gospels is a bogus spiritual fraud created by the self-proclaimed Orthodox Church.   The fact that different groups use a different allegorical facade in their sacred writings, does not at all mean that these writings contain the Divine Manna or Gnosis.   Many Christian groups did not want any connection to the Old Testament that Peter correctly portrayed as the Books With The Power To Deceive which promote Bad Beliefs About God to the masses that causes them to be spiritually disenfranchised.  These Christian groups understood that the Jews were not the chosen people of God as the self-proclaimed Orthodox Church proclaimed -- and did not want their own body of believers to suffer the same fate as those who embraced the folly of Replacement Theology.   They therefore used different allegorical accounts that did not make any connection to the Jews.  

The Gospel of Thomas portrays this world as dwelling in a state of abject intellectual poverty, because the wisdom of this world is devoid of the essential elements of what can be portrayed as Higher Spiritual Knowledge -- the Divine Manna of the Kingdom -- or, in the Greek language what is portrayed as Gnosis.   Therefore, any religious group that is anti-Gnosis, is against receiving the Divine Manna of the Kingdom that only God can dispense -- and has no part in the True Original Gospel purpose, meaning and objectives of the scriptures -- which must be used as a text-book to be fully embraced by those seeking the Divine Manna of the Kingdom.  In the Book of Numbers, chapter 11, those who desire the doctrines and dogma of men -- i.e., the wisdom of this world -- are allegorically portrayed as those seeking to eat the meat they had previously consumed when they were slaves in Egypt.   In the allegorical account, they were provided quails to eat instead of the manna which they rejected.  And while the dead-flesh was still in their mouths, they were struck down and perished.   And allegorically, what is portrayed is the fate of those who cling to the doctrines and dogma of men for their nourishment, while rejecting and standing in opposition to receiving the Divine Manna (Gnosis) that can only be received directly from the Hand of God by those who transform themselves into the "good ground" that is able to receive and receive the Divine Manna while they travail in TheWay (see The Original Teachings Have Nothing In Common With Church Dogma ).   The primary purpose of the scriptures is to be used as a text-book that brings about the expansion and deepening of mind and consciousness, thereby enabling the seeker to begin to receive the Divine Manna (Gnosis) of the Kingdom -- which can only be received in accord with each person's desire and ability to transform their body and mind into the "good ground".    

One of the primary purposes and objectives of the Gospels was to employ the process of Anamnesis as a means to nourish the mind of the seeker/disciple by the Divine Manna of the Kingdom while they are in their transition stage of travailing in the spiritual wilderness of TheWay.    In the same way that while in the wilderness the Children of Israel were nourished by the manna from heaven, the true seeker is nourished by the Divine Manna of the Kingdom -- both of which in the Greek language is portrayed as Gnosis.  Under the heading of Gnosticism, the Encyclopedia Britannica states: “Among the majority of the followers of the movement, 'Gnosis' was understood not as meaning 'knowledge' or 'understanding', in our sense of the word, but 'revelation'. These little Gnostic sects and groups all lived in the conviction that they possessed a secret and mysterious knowledge, in no way accessible to those outside, which was not to be proved or propagated, but believed in by the initiated, and anxiously guarded as a secret. This knowledge of theirs was not based on reflection, on scientific inquiry and proof, but on revelation. It was derived directly from the times of primitive Christianity, from the Savior himself and from his disciples and friends, with whom they claimed to be connected by a secret tradition, or else from later prophets, of whom many sects boasted. It was laid down in wonderful mystic writings, which were in the possession of the various circles”.  Those Christians who had prepared themselves to receive the Higher Knowledge imparted directly to them by the Logos, must be understood as the Christians who Paul portrayed as having gone beyond the "milk" of the Gospel, and were able to receive the "solid food" from Spirit -- i.e., “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit” (1 Cor 2:10 KJV).   

Regarding these two groups of Christians -- i.e., the faith-based entry-level immature Christians who could only be given what Paul called the "testimony" of Christ (see Animal-Soul) which the Church Father Origen defined as being “...preached in the Churches …for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief”  (see Origen, Contra Celsum) -- and the spiritually mature Christians who were no longer in need of the "milk" of the Gospel intended to nourish "babes in Christ", Smith and Wace's Dictionary of Christian Biography states: “We have no reason to think that the earliest Gnostics intended to found sects separated from the Church and called after their own names. Their disciples were to be Christians, elevated above the rest as acquainted with deeper mysteries, and called Gnostikoi because possessed of a Gnosis superior to the simple faith of the multitude… They also boasted to be in possession of genuine apostolical traditions, deriving their doctrines, some from St. Paul, others from St. Peter, and others again from Judas, Thomas, Philip, and Matthew. In addition moreover, to [this] secret doctrine which they professed to have received by oral tradition, they appealed also to alleged writings of the apostles themselves or their disciples”.  Which, while ignored by the faith-based Christians, is confirmed in the ignored words of Jesus when he was asked by his disciples why he ONLY spoke to the multitudes in parables: “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV).

When Paul uses the term Christ -- the English translation of the word is the Anointing (Messiah/Christ) -- and the objective of the teachings of the New Covenant is embodied in the words: "My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you" (Gal 4:19 KJV).   If the believer received Christ with baptism, or the saying of a prayer accepting the Lord as their personal savior, then these words could never have been written by Paul to the congregation of the Galatians.   Even though the congregation had turned to Christ, Paul speaks of the process of birth that must be brought about "...until Christ be formed in you".   The dictionary defines the word travail:  "(1) very hard work; toil (2) labor pains; pains of childbirth (3) intense pain; agony".   Thus, the birth process that transforms the believer from a "babe in Christ", to a "mature and perfect" disciple who has experienced Christ formed in them, requires great effort that is not in any manner represented in modern Christian Church doctrine.  

The arduous objective of striving to achieve the next stage of birth, is further presented in the goal that all those who are of an organic mind and spiritually immature, will over the course of many lifetimes evolve "to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ" (Eph 4:13 NKJ).   But to understand what Paul is presenting, it is important to understand one of the surviving quotations of the Original Matthew  known as the Gospel of the Hebrews/Ebionites where St. Jerome preserved the text at the baptism (quoting Jerome): "But according to the gospel which the Nazaraeans read, written up in Hebrew speech: The whole fount of the holy spirit shall descend over him.... Further on in the gospel of which we made mention above we find these things written: But it happened that, when the Lord ascended from the water, the whole fount of the holy spirit descended and rested over him, and said to him: My son, in all the prophets I was expecting you, that you should come, and I might rest in you. You indeed are my rest. You are my firstborn son, who reigns in eternity."   To which Jerome correctly explains  "not partially as in the case of other holy men."

While the prophets and holy men of the past had received the Anointing (Messiah/Christ) that enabled them to understand the Mysteries of the Kingdom to the degree that they were able to receive the Anointing, only the historical man Jesus had so fulfilled the Law within himself, and was therefore able to receive "...the whole fount of the Holy Spirit".   Thus, this original teaching is preserved by the early Church writer Hippolytus when he stated that it was the position of the Ebionite followers of Jesus that he "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."  And in speaking of this original Ebionite Nazirene position, he writes that when each disciple "...thus fulfills 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).   And it is this spiritually evolved objective of the teachings of the New Covenant that Paul is making reference to when he states that each believer is to be matured into "...a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ" (Eph 4:13 NKJ).  

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

Further, that the body of Bible readers are warned that whatever is written in the text possesses a deeper unseen meaning that is incomprehensible from a "natural" human perspective, is also simply skipped over and ignored by the vast majority of faith-based believers.   Which is why Paul warns that you cannot simply read the written word of the scriptures and discern the higher truth of the Gospel -- even portraying the literal text of the scriptures as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14).   Why?   Why did Paul portray the written text in this manner?  Because the written text is an allegorical cloak that preserves and conceals the inner unseen meaning that only those with the eyes to see, the ears to hear, and the evolved and spiritually matured comprehension to understand, will be able to discern the true meaning of the scriptures.   Yet, the vast majority of Christians throughout history have chosen to totally ignore this warning -- to the degree that the Christian world has come to embody the reality portrayed in the very words of Jesus when he was asked why he only spoke to the multitudes in parables, and stated: “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV).   Which reality of imposed deafness, blindness and barrier to understanding prompted the Wycliffe Bible Commentary to write that: “…the initiate was instructed in the esoteric teaching... which was not revealed to outsiders… The mystery of the kingdom in its ultimate development is the full-orbed message of the Gospel (Rom 16:25-26). The purpose of parables was to instruct the initiates without revealing the items of instruction to the ones who were without. This is in keeping with the Biblical principle that spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual...”    With the far-reaching implications embodied in the reality that "...spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual...”.  

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

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

When rightly understood, there is no such thing as what is ignorantly portrayed as Gnostic scriptures today.   By virtue of the very nature of Higher Spiritual Knowledge, no scripture or spiritual writing composed in the words of man can literally contain the Divine Manna -- or, in the Greek language, Gnosis.  The scriptures act as a catalyst that enables the seeker/disciple to fulfill the prophesy: "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me" (John 6:45 NKJ).   The scriptures themselves are not the Divine Manna or Words of God -- but when used in accord with the right mindset and lifestyle, enable the symbols and catalysts used in the scriptures to develop those areas of mind that permit the seeker/disciple to begin to tap into the Inner Source of Truth and Knowledge that is impossible to express in the words and languages of mankind.  As stated in the article in the Encyclopedia Britannica under the heading, The History of Christian Mysticism, where it reads: “Although the essence of mysticism is the sense of contact with the transcendent, mysticism in the history of Christianity should not be understood merely in terms of special ecstatic experiences but as part of a religious process lived out within the context of the Christian community. From this perspective mysticism played a vital part in the early church. Early Christianity was a religion of the spirit that expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”.  One of the primary objectives and purposes of the Gospels was to bring about the necessary deepening and expansion of mind that enabled the seeker/disciple through the process of Anamnesis, to begin to tap into this Inner Source of Divine Knowledge and learn directly from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God that was portrayed as The True Prophet -- quoting with respect to this ONE TEACHER that the followers of Jesus were commanded to seek out exclusively, Peter taught that he is "...within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other".   And what this means is that the scriptures are not themselves the Word of God -- but rather, the means by which the seeker/disciple can attain the necessary Spiritual Maturity to gain entrance into the Inner Kingdom and receive the Divine Manna directly from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God.   But this is possible only when the scriptures are used for their intended purpose.  And this is allegorically portrayed in the Torah in the teaching that Moses (the Law) could not lead the Children of Israel across the Jordan and into the Promised Land -- which could only be accomplished by Joshua (a.k.a. Yeshua or Jesus).  Allegorically, neither Joshua in the Torah or Yeshua/Jesus in the Gospels portrayed an actual historical person -- but rather, a condition of mind that enabled the seeker/disciple to receive the Spiritual Anointing and the most Pure Spiritual Nourishment or Knowledge/Manna which is allegorically portrayed as the Body and Blood of Messiah/Christ.   In the parable of TheCall to the Wedding Feast (see http://TheCall.Nazirene.org ), those who come to TheCall must have put on the Wedding Garment of Purity, in order to sit at the Table of the Lord and receive the Bread of the Kingdom (see New Covenant Sacraments ). 

Few even understand the foundation of The New Covenant -- i.e., "For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.  None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them" (Heb 8:10-11 NKJ).  Yet, the Christian world has rejected the very foundation of the New Covenant by virtue of countless teachers, Bible Commentaries, a mass of Bible interpretations  and the adoption of man-made dogma that inhibits the believer's spiritual advancement.  Thus, the reality of the words of Isaiah have enveloped the modern faith-based believers in the quagmire of their own self-imposed spiritual shackles: "For they that lead this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed" (Isa 9:6).    And when rightly understood, the resounding truth is that the modern believers have chosen tradition and man-made dogma over the Knowledge of the Original Teachings associated with the New Covenant -- i.e., "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee..." (Hos 4:6).   Christians dwell in a parallel Diaspora of abject spiritual ignorance, because they use and read the scriptures in the same way that the Pharisees did when Jesus condemned them as blind guides for throwing away the Key of Knowledge.   And the fact that the Pharisees had thrown away what Jesus called the Key of Knowledge, and attempted to read the scriptures without first bringing about the necessary spiritual transformation and this opening and enlightenment of the mind, is why Jesus portrayed them as the offspring of the Devil -- i.e., "Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it" (John 8:43-44 NKJ).   Thus, what the Gospels state is that in the same way that the Pharisees could not hear and understand the words of Jesus, modern Christians have chosen to shackle themselves to this same blindness and inability to understand the teachings in the Gosples.   The fact that modern Christians read the scriptures in the same exact way as the Pharisees who Jesus accused of leading the people in the wrong direction, means that the modern Christians are no different than the Jews. 

In the same way that carnal Jews are blind to the spiritual meaning of the Torah, so too are carnal Christians blind to the spiritual meaning of the Gospels.   Yet, like the Jews, the Gentiles were in dire need of receiving scriptures that had the capacity to evolve and raise them up.  And in the same way that the most sacred scriptures such as the Books of Enoch were never given into the hands of the Pharisees by the Essenes, neither was the most spiritual of Gospels given into the hands of the Gentiles (see Spiritual Gospels Never Given To The Gentiles).  Therefore, when secondary (dumbed) down versions of the scriptures were given into the hands of the Gentiles, they (the Gentiles) continued to remain shackled by their pagan beliefs -- and, shackled by their carnal mindset that the Bible itself warns causes a person to be blind and incapable of comprehending the spiritual meaning of the scriptures, they maintained that the Ebionite Nazirenes who walked and talked with Jesus daily, were "too Jewish to understand the teachings of Jesus".   As pagan sun-worshipers, they saw something entirely different in the scriptures and Gospel message than did the people of the New Covenant who bore the title Spiritual Israel.   The truth and the facts of the matter is very clearly expressed in the words of Prof. Bart D. Ehrman in his book, The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture, where he warns us that: "...theological disputes, specifically disputes over Christology, prompted Christian scribes to alter the words of scripture in order to make them more serviceable for the polemical task. Scribes modified their manuscripts to make them more patently ‘orthodox’ and less susceptible to ‘abuse’ by the opponents of orthodoxy" -- which orthodoxy was to bring the text of the Bible into conformity with the doctrines and tenets of the Church of the Roman Emperor Constantine.   With regard to the condition of the Bible we presently use: In his book The Text of the New Testament, Dr. Vincent Taylor writes that "The manuscripts of the New Testament preserve traces of two kinds of dogmatic alterations: those which involve the elimination or alteration of what was regarded as doctrinally unacceptable or inconvenient, and those which introduce into the Scriptures proof for a favorite theological tenet or practice".  To put Dr. Taylor's words in perspective: What Dr. Taylor is stating is that, whatever doctrine Jesus taught which the Church of the Roman Empire did not agree with, there is overwhelming evidence that the church corrupters removed what was objectionable from their perspective.  In like manner, whatever doctrines the Church regarded as being true, regardless of whether that belief was supported in the scriptures, the Church inserted this belief into the Bible in an attempt to make it authentic.  What Dr. Taylor is warning us is there is good reason to conclude that our scriptures have been rewritten by the Church of Constantine. Now the question that is being posed here is whether you believe the theological tenets of Rome, or the disciples of Christ -- because the two are not the same (see The Original Teachings Have Nothing In Common With Church Dogma ). Those among the Gentiles who were able to make spiritual progress were often portrayed as Gnostics, because they placed great emphasis on the ability of to be nourished by the Divine Manna while dwelling in the spiritual wilderness of TheWay. 

An Important Truth is contained in the Epistle of Peter to James where it is stated:  "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."   Those Gentiles outside of the original Ebionite/Nazirene core of disciples and followers of Jesus, were quick to corrupt all the copies of the scriptures that were given to them.   And this fact is confirmed to us  by Dr. F. H. Scrivener where he writes that: "In the second century we have seen too many instances of attempts to tamper with the text of Scripture, some merely injudicious, others positively dishonest". Scrivener states that "it is no less true to fact than paradoxical in sound, that the worst corruptions to which the New Testament has ever been subjected, originated within 100 years after it was composed: and that Irenaeus and the African Fathers, and the whole Western, with a portion of the Syrian Church" used inferior manuscripts (F.H.Scrivener, Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament).    Dean Burgon quotes Gaius (AD175-200) who speaks of the source of corruptions that survive in the early papyri: "The Divine Scriptures these heretics have audaciously corrupted. Laying violent hands upon them, under pretense of correcting them" (Burgon, The Revision Revised, p. 323).   Eusebius (Eccleastical History), citing the second century Church Father Clement of Alexandria: "The worst corruptions to which the New Testament has ever been subjected originated within one hundred years after it was composed."   In the words of Colwell (What is the Best New Testament Text?, p.119)  "The first two centuries witnessed the creations of the large number of variations known to scholars today.  In the manuscripts of the New Testament most variations, I believe, were made deliberately."   G.D. Kilpatrick (Atticism and the Text of the Greek New Testament, pp 125-131):  "Deliberate changes in all text types appear to antedate A.D. 200..as distinct from errors... all categories of deliberate alteration...  are present in both groups. Tatian is the last author of make deliberate changes. The vast majority of deliberate changes were older then A.D. 200.  They came into being in the period A.D. 50-200."

An Inconvenient Reality: It can be easily understood why the Ebionite/Nazirene disciples of Jesus not only did not give the Greek converts who edited and corrupted the text of their scriptures, but the Ebionite/Nazirenes also withheld the most spiritual and important scriptures to be preserved only in their care.   Thus, Peter writes to James: "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" (see Epistle Of Peter And James).

When Peter wrote to Jacob/James that "...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" -- the discordances of the scriptures which were the historical untruths that were intentionally inserted into the text for an ultra-important reason.   And with the removal of these discordances by the scribes of the Gentile Church, the scriptures suffered a loss of their effectiveness in relation to their true purpose and objective.   But just as important is the statement that  "...Wherefore they charge no one to teach, unless he has first learned how the Scriptures must be used".   And herein lies the problem: The modern Christian is absolutely clueless as to "...how the Scriptures must be used"!!!   And thus, because of this state of abject ignorance in conjunction with the editing and removal of what is portrayed as the discordances and many of the most important original Gospel teachings, the Church has rendered the study of the Gospels virtually worthless.   In the words of the Church Father Origen: “Scripture contains an unhistorical element in-woven with the history, in order that the worthlessness of the latter may drive us to seek the spiritual meaning” (Origen quoted under Origen Adamntius; The Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics).  The authors of the scriptures did not compose historical accounts -- but because of the inability of the faith-based believers to comprehend their own higher Soul and Spiritual reality, the authors used a quasi-historical cloak to allegorically present important teachings and concepts that could not be comprehended by the human organic "natural" level of mind.   And what Peter portrays as the "discordances" of the scriptures -- what Origen correctly portrays as the "...unhistorical element in-woven with the history" -- not only inhibits the person from reading the scriptures literally/historically -- but in most instances presents an ultra-important spiritual truth.  But when the faith-based Gentile Church attempted to correct these discordances and unhistorical events, they ignorantly inhibited the process of mental and spiritual development which was and is the primary purpose the scriptures were written.   Thereby causing them to remain permanently bound to what the Church Father Origen portrayed as the fate of the immature Christian when he stated that the elementary "testimony" of Christ was “...preached in the Churches …for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief”  (see Origen, Contra Celsum).   Leading a better life was the beginning of the Gospel teachings -- evolving and becoming spiritually transformed was the primary objective.

To the people who Paul had taught the Gospel message, Paul confessed that "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ" (1 Cor 3:1) -- yet, he also stated that "However, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nothing" (1 Cor 2:6).  In their original condition and format, the scriptures were designed to evolve those who Paul portrays as being of an organic "natural" human consciousness (see Animal-Soul), into the "spiritually mature/perfect" transformed consciousness that enables the seeker/disciple to receive the Divine Manna directly form the Indwelling Logos/Son of God.   And with respect to the true purpose and objective of the scriptures, the statement of Peter's that is not at all understood today -- i.e, "...Wherefore they charge no one to teach, unless he has first learned how the Scriptures must be used" -- is parallel to a statement of Peter in the Homilies of his disciple Clement where Peter is quoted as explaining with respect to a discussion on the nature of the scriptures when Simon Magus stated to Peter: “Then said Simon: 'You are manifestly avoiding the hearing of the charge from the Scriptures against your God.'" To which Peter then replied: "'You yourself appear to me to be doing this; for he who avoids the order of inquiry, does not wish a true investigation to be made. Hence I, who proceed in an orderly manner, and wish that the writer should first be considered, am manifestly desirous to walk in a straight path’”.  

What, then, the intelligent seeker must ask, is the order of inquiry?  In these words are noted the most profound error of both Bible believers as well as the critics today who only perceive what is literally written in the narrative of the written word.   Believers see and read the scriptures in the manner predicated by their predefined doctrines of belief, while ignoring the very warning of the scriptures that it is their own perception of the Word that is in error.   Simon wants to engage Peter and use the scriptures to prove that the world was created by a lesser god.   Peter states that By Design, anyone can prove almost any doctrine by using the scriptures -- and therefore, before the scriptures can be understood, the “writer should first be considered” -- which means that unless you read the scriptures in accord with their original intended purpose, you render the scriptures worthless.  Quoting one of the opening statements above in the heading of this article: "...the scriptures are exactly what the original authors intended them to be".   And if the person fails to first understand "...how the Scriptures must be used", whatever interpretation they embrace will be in grave error.

  Original Design Of Gospels: The Gospels were designed to evolve the mind of the seeker beyond what Paul portrayed as the "animal-soul" level of "natural" human consciousness, into a condition of mental and spiritual maturity -- thereby enabling the necessary subsequent stages of birth to be brought about (see Mental-Womb).   And the scriptures were able to accomplish this by presenting to the reader important allegorical symbols that employed the process of Anamnesis to connect and prepare the person to receive ultra-important impressions from their Inner Self (see SoulSelf.org ) -- thereby enabling the sincere seeker to begin to tap into the Inner Source of Knowledge and Truth that Enlightens the mind of the seeker.   The problem is that the scriptures can only function in accord with their original design, when used in accord with the original objectives of the authors.   Thus, by using the process of Anamnesis which enables the seeker to evolve their mind and thinking beyond organic ("natural") limitations that has cast mankind into what the Gospel portrays as the "outer darkness" of mind and being, the seeker/disciple is able to bring heaven and earth together within him, and consciously become restore to the Edenic Kingdom.   Which provokes the question: If it is true that the purpose of the scriptures was to initiate the expansion and deepening of the mind in order to attain a spiritually mature level of consciousness, then what did the authors of the scriptures know that is not know today -- either by modern religious leaders, or those who are portrayed as teachers in academia?  The answer to this question will be as difficult for the modern reader to come to terms with, because we erroneously believe that we know and understand a great deal more than the people of the past -- when in reality, nothing could be further from the truth.  It is simply inconceivable to modern academia that while their very methods of education impose upon them a condition of being mentally flat-lined and self-imposed stagnation, it will remain virtually impossible for them to come to terms with the reality that there were enlightened people in the past who possessed a base of knowledge that they are totally ignorant of.   And this base of knowledge can best be portrayed as Self-Knowledge -- about which Jesus stated in the Gospel of Thomas: "Jesus said, ...But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty".   In today's cultural environment no person in modern academia would even seriously consider the reality presented in this statement.   Those who believe they are highly educated and knowing, remain absolutely clueless as to what is being portrayed in the reality of the words, Know Thyself.   It would be virtually impossible for them to understand that they presently dwell in a state of intellectual-poverty.   Yet, because they fail to understand what can be portrayed as the Cosmology of Mind and Being (see Tree of Life) -- in conjunction with the Natural Laws of Creation -- academia remains mentally flat-lined with absolutely no chance of true enlightenment.  Why?  Because they have built their paradigm of thinking upon a seriously flawed foundation that has left them shackled in the dungeon of abject ignorance. 

When rightly understood, the purpose of the Gospels was to present the sincere seeker with a ladder to climb out of the human condition portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being -- the plight of being a prisoner in Plato's Cave of Illusions -- both of which undeveloped conditions of mind are portrayed as dwelling under the control of the Citizen of the Far Country in the parable of the Prodigal Son.   And what the scriptures provided the sincere seeker was a ladder to climb out -- level upon level -- the plight of organic man to overcome his inherent condition of human ignorance.  

  The Original Spiritual Language Of The Gospels: The Original Living Gospels used by the Ebionite Nazirenes were composed in Living Biblical Hebrew that has been portrayed as Hebrew Characters -- a language and text that did not contain vowels.   With respect to what I portray as the difference between the Living Biblical Hebrew versus the language used by the Jews in the Masoretic Text, quoting Masoretic Text vs. Original Hebrew: "Historical research reveals five significant ways in which the Masoretic Text is different from the original Old Testament: The Masoretes admitted that they received corrupted texts to begin with. The Masoretic Text is written with a radically different alphabet than the original. The Masoretes added vowel points which did not exist in the original. The Masoretic Text excluded several books from the Old Testament scriptures. The Masoretic Text includes changes to prophecy and doctrine."  With respect to the Masoretic versions of the scriptures which are used by the Jews, in the words of the prophet Jeremiah: "How can you say, 'We are wise, And the law of the Lord is with us'?  But behold, the lying pen of the scribes Has made it into a lie" (Jer 8:8).  Thus, a sincere seeker will ask: Is the position of the Church true that God stood sentinel over the scriptures?  Based upon what we do know regarding the purity of the Bible, Christians today should be greatly alarmed.   Quoting Prof. Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Prof. Burrows writes: “There are those who believe or assume that the Greek and Hebrew texts from which our translations are made are infallible. No person who has studied textual criticism at all could believe that. The most conservative scholars in the most conservative churches recognize that the text has become corrupt at many points in the course of its transmission. If that were not already well known and universally admitted, the Dead Sea Scrolls would demonstrate it conclusively”  (see BibleCorruption.com ).  From a Gospel perspective, more important than the corruptions of what is portrayed in Jeremiah as "...the lying pen of the scribes Has made it into a lie", is the translation of the original scriptures from Living Biblical Hebrew Characters into "...the Masoretic Text [which] is written with a radically different alphabet than the original."  Yet, the Living Biblical Hebrew texts of the Original Scriptures have been found among the Dead Sea Scrolls and were used by the Essenes -- who were the real authors of both the Old Testament and the New Testament Gospels (see The Essene Foundation Of Judaism And Christianity).   

The vast majority of Jewish rabbis and scholars attempt to ignore the above.   Why?  Because the facts demonstrate a valid spiritual connection between the Essenes and the Ebionite Nazirenes.  In the words of Dead Sea Scroll expert Prof. John Allegro in his 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.”  The Jewish rabbis and scholars attempted to portray the Gospels as being of Greek (Hellenistic) origin.   But this counterfeit position had to be radically revised when it was demonstrated that the spiritual foundation of the Gospels was with the Essenes.   Moreover, to portray the Gospel of John as the most Gnostic, demonstrates that its foundation was the very Gnostic Essenes.   

A quotation of St. Jerome is important to understand why the Original Gospels were written in Hebrew Characters -- Of this Hebrew original of Matthew, St. Jerome wrote 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".  The scriptures composed in Biblical Hebrew Characters could ONLY be used and  "...possessed by the men most religious" who were taught the spiritual meaning of the written word by the Holy Spirit.   And that the most spiritual Gospels were never given into the hands of the Gentiles is confirmed in the Epistle of Peter To James where it is written: "Hear me, brethren and fellow-servants. If we should give the books to all indiscriminately, and they should be corrupted by any daring men, or be perverted by interpretations, as you have heard that some have already done, it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error.   Wherefore it is better that they should be with us, and that we should communicate them with all the fore-mentioned care to those who wish to live piously, and to save others."   

The words of Jerome is important where he wrote that "...and its text they related some one way and some another".   Having no vowels, the text could be read and sounded in any number of ways -- often in perspective of the level of spiritual understanding of the reader.  Which is why Jerome wrote that "...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."   Jerome not only admitted that the scriptures given over to the Gentiles were (dumbed) down Greek copies intended for the common body of Gentiles who could not comprehend man's higher Soul and Spiritual Reality -- but that this higher spiritual knowledge belonged only to those who were the "...most religious" --  with Peter even requiring the more spiritual among the Ebionite Nazirenes to be tested as demonstrated in the words: "..I beg and beseech you not to communicate 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."  In the words of Clement of Alexandria in his Stromata: “The Lord… allowed us to communicate those Divine Mysteries, and of that holy light, to those who are able to receive them. He did not certainly disclose to the many what did not belong to the many; but to the few to whom He knew that they belonged, who were capable of receiving and being molded according to them. But Secret things are entrusted to speech, not to writing as in the case with God. And if one says that it is written, 'there is nothing secret which shall not be revealed, nor hidden which shall not be disclosed', let him also hear from us, that to him who hears secretly, even what is secret shall be manifested. This is what is predicted by this oracle. And to him who is able secretly to observe what is delivered to him, that which is veiled shall be disclosed as truth; and what is hidden to the many shall appear manifest to the few”.

The believers of the simple-faith who made no spiritual progress, are portrayed by Clement as those who "the Lord ...did not certainly disclose to the many what did not belong to the many" -- and because the faith-based believers remained incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the Soul and Spirit, Paul stated to the faith-based Christians: "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ).   In contradistinction, those who used the scriptures in the manner they were intended to be used, are those of whom Clement said that “The Lord… allowed us to communicate those Divine Mysteries, and of that holy light, to those who are able to receive them..."   The Original Gospels used by the Ebionite Nazirenes were written in Hebrew Characters, because it was a spiritual language that was able to contain multiple levels of spiritual instruction for those who possessed the eyes to see and the mind to comprehend the higher spiritual knowledge that could not be imparted to the multitude of believers.  

Thus, the most important scriptures were not only never given into the hands of the Gentiles who further corrupted even the lesser (dumbed down) copies that they had received, but because of their untransformed mindset and lifestyle, they would be incapable of understanding both the true inner meaning of these Sacred Scriptures, or what Paul portrayed as the Mysteries of God that would be rejected as "foolishness" by the "natural" mind of organic man (see Animal-Soul).   But which are the more genuine?   The Original Gospels that were never given over into the hands of the Gentiles?   Or the dumbed down scriptures designed for the spiritually immature Gentiles?  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).  

When Edward Gibbon writes: "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" -- he is speaking about the fact that the original version of Matthew was written in Biblical Hebrew Characters, rather than the Greek text that our Bibles are translated from today.   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 the Church does not possess today.  In like manner, there is sufficient evidence to conclude that all of the original -- more spiritual -- signatures of the gospels were also written in Hebrew.  This fact is acknowledged by Montague Rhodes James in his book, The Apocryphal New Testament, when he wrote: "Epiphanius goes on to say that he had heard of Hebrew Versions of John and Acts kept privately in the treasuries (Geniza) at Tiberias".

   The Essene Foundation Of Judaism And Christianity: When Dead Sea Scroll expert Prof. John Allegro questioned the "...the source and originality of Christian doctrine”, what he also should have stated is that the Old Testament is not the Jewish scriptures, and the modern Christian has virtually nothing in common with the Original Gospel Teachings that were suppressed and even outlawed by the Church.  When rightly understood, what Prof. Allegro said about the Christians, equally applies to the Jews -- both of which have virtually nothing in common with their True Spiritual Source.  Further, the fact that the many Christian view the Jews as the Chosen People of God and the forerunners of what has come to be portrayed as the Gospel teachings, in fact demonstrates their own blindness to the true spiritual meaning of the scriptures.   Moreover, in the following subheading (see The Books With The Power To Deceive), I will demonstrate that in accord with the statements of the Apostle Peter, the belief that the Jews are the Chosen People of God can be portrayed as one of the primary "bad beliefs about God" that totally undermines the Gentiles from a true understanding of the scriptures and the Gospel teachings.  When the scriptures are spiritually understood, the Jews are a symbol of abject failure -- i.e., they worship a Demiurge of their own creation -- they worship God in an opposite manner to what is required -- and in numerous ways, they are the epitome of spiritual failure.   And it is the imitation and adoption of the mindset and ways of the Jews in the throwing away of the Key of Knowledge, that has anchored modern Christians in a self-imposed Diaspora of abject spiritual ignorance.  And while in answer to their prayer for greater knowledge and understanding, the leaders and authorities of the Church have ignored and even rejected what the Hand of God has provided them. 

In the `next subheading I will demonstrate that the vast majority of what Peter portrays as "bad beliefs about God" that has anchored Christianity to a self-imposed Diaspora of Abject Ignorance is because of the reading of the Torah and Old Testament.    What can be portrayed as "bad beliefs about God", is one of the greatest causes of arrested mental and spiritual development.   

If we pose the question: What is the True Source of the (Old and New Testament) scriptures and the Gospel teachings?  It is important to understand that the original scriptures possessed the innate power to free and transform the individual seeker/disciple.  How?  This innate power was embedded into the Living Language they were composed in.  And the language that the scriptures were originally written in, reveals a great truth with respect to the true source of both the Old and New Testaments that is not at all understood today.  Among the Dead Sea Scrolls was found copies of the Torah and Old Testament written in Biblical Hebrew Characters -- and when the connection between the Essenes and Therapute are understood with the Ebionite Nazirenes, the use of Hebrew Characters which was the native language that the original Gospels were composed in, was merely a continuation of the Living Spiritual Language of the scriptures (see above The Original Spiritual Language Of The Gospels ).   What language was the original Gospels composed in?  Of the Hebrew originals Gibbon writes in the Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire: "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 written in Hebrew Characters -- and the original Gospels were never given to the Gentile Church, and we no longer possess today.  In like manner, there is sufficient evidence to conclude that all of the original -- more spiritual -- signatures of the gospels were written in Hebrew. This fact is acknowledged by Montague Rhodes James in his book, The Apocryphal New Testament, when he wrote: "Epiphanius goes on to say that he had heard of Hebrew Versions of John and Acts kept privately in the treasuries (Geniza) at Tiberias" (see Original Gospels Written In Biblical Hebrew Characters).  

When the question is posed: How much does the modern Church have in common with the original Gospel teachings?   Perhaps this can be gauged by a recent interview with Pastor Brian McLaren who made the rather profound statement: "One of the problems is that the average Christian in the average church who listens to the average Christian broadcasting has such an oversimplified understanding of both the Bible and of church history - it would be deeply disturbing for them to really learn about church history."   And truth be told, it can easily be demonstrated that the core purpose and objectives of the original Gospel teachings are so radically different than what is preached from our pulpits today, that the Gospel of the first century would be condemned as heresy if it was presented to a modern congregation of believers.   And while Brian McLaren is correct in his assertion that the congregation of believers have been largely kept in the dark, the biblical scholars understood this fact – and this is demonstrated in the words of A. Powell Davies: “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” (quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls).   If it is true that the origin of Christianity is not what is commonly supposed to be, then what is the true source?  Worse yet, Edmund Wilson, an expert who worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls further raised the question as to what difference it makes if “Jesus... had been trained in the discipline and imbued with the thought of a certain Jewish sect, and that he had learned from it the role that he afterwards lived...” (The Scrolls From The Dead Sea).  To the uninformed and unknowing believer, it made all the difference in the world!   And when Prof. John Allegro was quoted as saying that what has been revealed in the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls is a great amount of overwhelming evidence that “...may upset a great many basic teachings of the Christian Church.   This in turn would greatly upset many Christian Theologians and believers.   The heart of the matter is, in fact, the source and originality of Christian doctrine” (August 1966 issue of Harpers Magazine).   What all the many recent archaeological discoveries have confirmed and demonstrated is that Prof. Allegro was correct in his assertion that our modern-day understanding of the source and originality of Christian doctrine” is gravely flawed.   Why?   Because neither the original teachings or the corrupted scriptures simply does not support the tenets and structure of an organized dogmatic church as we have today.   In the words of Prof. Elaine Pagles, in her book, The Gnostic Gospels:  It is the winners who write history - their way.   No wonder, then, that the viewpoint of the successful majority has dominated all traditional accounts of the origin of Christianity… It suggests that these religious debates - questions of the nature of God, or of Christ - simultaneously bear social and political implications that are crucial to the development of Christianity as an institutional religion.  In simplest terms, ideas which bear implications contrary to that development come to be labeled as heresy; ideas which implicitly support it become orthodox”. 

The above statement by Edmund Wilson that  “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...”, is in fact parallel to the statement in the Encyclopedia Britannica where it is written: "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" (Encyclopedia Britannica ).   The acknowledgement of biblical scholars and the Britannica not only demonstrated the important connection between the Essenes and Therapute with the Ebionite Nazirenes, but also the fact that in the same way that the Essenes used Biblical Hebrew Characters in the composition of their scriptures, these same authors also created the Original New Covenant Gospels in Biblical Hebrew Characters.   Add to this the statement in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Gibbon notes that the teachings of Jesus was “…embraced by great numbers of the Therapeutae, or Essinians…”, and wrote that: “Le Clerc (Hist. Ecclesiast p. 477, 535) seems to have collected from Eusebius, Jerome, Epiphanius, and other writers, all the principle circumstances that relate to the Nazarenes or Ebionites. The nature of their opinions soon divided them into a stricter and milder sect; and there is some reason to conjecture that the family of Jesus remained members, at least, of the latter and more moderate party”.  

The scriptures were composed and authored by a highly evolved spiritual community of mystics and visionaries.  It is documented that they were strict vegetarians -- and if we pose the question as to why the Essenes, Therapute and Ebionite Nazirenes were strict vegetarians?  Because this is necessary in order to become transformed into a Consecrated Living Temple that can communicate directly with God (see The Holographic Mind ).   Highly evolved spiritual Souls who live in accord with the Nazirene Vow,  neither cut their hair or shave their beard (see The Nazirene Vow And The Holographic Mind ).   As an example of the necessary lifestyle and mindset of the Essene Ebionites it is written about Jacob/James, the brother of Jesus that: “This apostle was consecrated from his mother’s womb. He drank neither wine nor fermented liquors, and abstained from animal food. A razor never came upon his head” (Eusebius’s Ecclesiastical History, p. 76).   Where the Jews who sacrificed animals in the Jerusalem Temple -- remaining ignorant of the spiritual meaning of the scriptures -- failing to comprehend that it is the lower animal nature of our consciousness that must be sacrificed (see Animal Sacrifice And The Living Temple ).    

If you wanted to curse at an Essene, you would call him a Jew.  Why?  In the same way that dogs and swine are symbols that portray human character failings, when a Jew is portrayed in the scriptures, what is being portrayed is one who has received the Law of God, but continues to observe it outwardly in ritual and tradition -- and because such a person lacks the necessary development of mind, is only able to utilize a fragment of their true potential of mind -- which fragmented mind, causes them to be spiritually disenfranchised.  Because they read the biblical accounts in the manner of a history book -- instead of accounts of mind and spirit -- thereby throwing away the Key of Knowledge in their carnal interpretations -- as stated by Eusebius in his Ecclestical History where he writes that: “Many were led astray by reading the allegorical contents of the scriptures literally in the method of the Pharisees and Sadducees”.  

Someone who can be portrayed as a Jew is at an intermediate level where having received the Law (Torah) of God, they have not yet mentally and spiritually evolved to the level where they are able to use the scriptures for their intended purpose as the  Key of Knowledge to gain entrance into the Inner Kingdom -- thereby enabling the prodigal son to return to his Source in Spiritual Eden.   In the same way that the Essenes who can be portrayed as Spiritual Israel were the authors of the scriptures used by the Jews -- and the Essenes served as a Spiritual Sanctuary, fulfilling the role of spiritual healers or physicians for the Jews who were sincere seekers of Higher Truth.   With respect to the Essenes being the healers and physicians, Jesus himself said: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17).   Before this verse can be understood we must first understand what it means to be Whole.   Which provokes the question: How is Wholeness achieved?   Contrary to the dogma of the Church, if Jesus is the physician, then Jesus himself attested to the fact that those who achieve and sustain a condition of Wholeness, do not need the physician -- with Jesus himself stating that as a physician, Jesus did not come for the salvation of those who are Whole, but only those who are sick and in need of the physician.   And in total opposition to Church dogma, what this also means is that at the time of Jesus, there existed people who he portrayed as "whole [and] righteous" who did not need Jesus the physician.    When the historical man Jesus who was himself born an Essene totally prevailed in fulfilling the Law within himself -- and in the very Words of God spoken to mankind, Jesus became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) when the voice of God attested to the fact that Jesus became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) when Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee" (see TheTenWords.com) -- what the original Gospels therefore stated was that Jesus was a holy man who became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) at his baptism in the Jordan.   That the Ebionites who were condemned by the  later Roman Church who created the Jesus-god myth, were correct -- and that the vast majority of Gentiles were too heathen and pagan to comprehend the teachings of Jesus and the original Gospel message -- is a reality that the Dead Sea Scrolls have confirmed.  When Jesus became At-One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God, this completion of the Soul-Journey was declared and set froth in those scriptures known to us today as the Gospels.  And being composed in the Sacred Language of Biblical Hebrew Characters which was used solely by the Essenes, these same Essene sources also composed the Gospels written in the same Living Biblical Hebrew Characters.  Which in conjunction with the findings of the scholars who worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls demonstrate that the New Covent and its Ebionite Nazirene foundation, was the Essene teachings brought to the highest of spiritual levels and completion.

Why is this fact of paramount importance for modern-day Christians?   In Hebrew the word Essene means Healer -- which is synonymous with the Greek word Therapeute.   The Church historian Eusebius portrays the Therapeute/Essenes as the earliest of Christians -- quoting Philo he writes:  "BUT our Lawgiver trained to community of living many thousands of his disciples, who are called Essenes because, as I suppose, of their holiness. They dwell in many cities of Judaea and many villages, and in large and populous societies."   And this acknowledgement in conjunction with the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Biblical Hebrew Characters used in both the Old and New Covent scriptures makes the Encyclopedia Britannica's article Therapeutes -- which is a Greek word for healer and is synonymous with the meaning of the Hebrew word Essene -- makes a profound statement with respect to the proper interpretation of both the Old and New Covenant scriptures where it is written: “Jewish sect of ascetics closely resembling the Essenes, believed to have settled on the shores of Lake Mareotis in the vicinity of Alexandria, Egypt, during the 1st century AD. The only original account of this community is given in De vita contemplativa (On the Contemplative Life), attributed to Philo of Alexandria. Their origin and fate are both unknown. The sect was unusually severe in discipline and mode of life. According to Philo, the members, both men and women, devoted their time to prayer and study. They prayed twice every day, at dawn and at evening, the interval between being spent entirely on spiritual exercise. They read the Holy Scriptures, from which they sought wisdom by treating them as allegorical, believing that the words of the literal text were symbols of something hidden”.

In the same way that the above statement of Jerome regarding the Gospels written in Biblical Hebrew Characters that "...and its text they related some one way and some another", parallels the above statement how the Essene/Therapeute  ...read the Holy Scriptures, from which they sought wisdom by treating them as allegorical, believing that the words of the literal text were symbols of something hidden”.   And it is important to recognize that these statements when placed side by side confirm the statement of the Apostle Peter as quoted by his disciple Clement in the Homilies that "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without".    What this means is that there can be no valid interpretation from a human perspective.   It means that all the historical interpretations set forth in the pulpits across Christendom, are all preaching grave error.   And these preachers of the Gospel are the blind guides that Jesus portrayed as leading the people in the wrong direction.   Therefore, in view of the fact that the true follower of Jesus is barred from seeking "...a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without" -- as set forth by Peter in the Homilies of Clement it is portrayed as a sin to seek out any other teacher than the True Prophet -- as seen in the words: "But the ways in which this garment may be spotted are these: If any one withdraw from God the Father and Creator of all, receiving another teacher besides Christ, who alone is the faithful and True Prophet" (see Baptism As A Divine Marriage) -- means that because the modern Church has embraced the dogma of pagan Rome and rejects the foundational teaching to be taught only from the True Prophet within them (see The True Prophet ), they have caused themselves to be "...withdrawn from God the Father and Creator of all, receiving another teacher besides Christ".   From an Original Gospel perspective, there can be no valid interpretation of the scriptures drawn from another person, a rabbi or teacher, an authority of a Church, or from one of the countless Bible commentaries.  Why?    Because the scriptures are not historical accounts -- and every aspect of the scriptures are "allegorical ...symbols of something hidden”.    Which is why Jesus had to open the mind of the disciples to the real and spiritual meaning of the allegorical scriptures -- i.e., "Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures" (Luke 24:45).   And those who embrace the literal text is exactly as portrayed by Paul portrayed them as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14). 

In total agreement with Paul, the pre-Nicene Church Father Origen explained that “Scripture contains an unhistorical element in-woven with the history, in order that the worthlessness of the latter may drive us to seek the spiritual meaning” (Origen quoted under Origen Adamntius; The Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics).   Further explaining in De Principiis that: “Where the word found that things done according to the history could be adapted to these mystical senses, he made use of them concealing from the multitude the deeper meaning; but where in the narrative of the development of super-sensual things, there did not follow the performance of those certain events which were already indicated by the mystical meaning, the scripture interwove in the history the account of some event that did not take place, sometimes what could not have happened; sometimes what could but did not.”   Why?   Because the literal text of the scriptures is a quasi-historical facade that is necessary for the very limited instruction of the immature seeker -- with the true spiritual meaning remaining preserved and concealed beneath the garb of allegorical symbols and catalysts.   And while the scriptures possess the ultimately important wisdom and knowledge that is relevant to all of mankind, its express purpose and objective is to bring about the necessary deepening and expansion of mind that enabled the seeker/disciple through the process of Anamnesis to fulfill the objective expressed in the article in the Encyclopedia Britannica under the heading, The History of Christian Mysticism, where it reads: “Although the essence of mysticism is the sense of contact with the transcendent, mysticism in the history of Christianity should not be understood merely in terms of special ecstatic experiences but as part of a religious process lived out within the context of the Christian community. From this perspective mysticism played a vital part in the early church. Early Christianity was a religion of the spirit that expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”.   And from this perspective of reality, the only valid teacher and revealer of Truth is the True Prophet (a.k.a. Logos/Son of God) who was portrayed by the Apostle Peter as existing "...within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other" (see The True Prophet ).    And when the historical man Jesus became At-One with the Indwelling Son of God or Logos, it was confirmation of the original position of the Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus that he was in “...supernatural union of a man and God... In their eyes, Jesus of Nazareth was a mere mortal, the legitimate son of Joseph and Mary: but he was the best and wisest of the human race, selected as the worthy instrument to restore upon earth the worship of the true and supreme Deity. When he was baptized in the Jordan, the Christ, the first of the aeons, the Son of God himself, descended on Jesus in the form of a dove, to inhabit his mind, and direct his actions during the allotted period of his ministry” (Gibbon; The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.4, P.366 - see The Ebionite Nazirenes).  

What this means is that the Old Testament is not the Jewish scriptures -- and neither are the Jews the chosen people of God.  In fact, what is personified in the portrayal of a Jew in the scriptures, must be overcome -- as seen in the death (transformation) of Judas (Jew).   Every aspect of our physical existence from the time we were conceived in the womb, and developed in accordance with a predefined genetic pattern, to our birth, our interaction with the forces of nature and the indigenous laws within which all of Creation is in a continual state of subjective movement, it is the true man of spiritual wisdom who has the perception to embrace the natural order of things. This wisdom was conveyed to us in the words of Jesus when he affirmed the need to keep the Law as seen when he said: “For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the Law, until all is accomplished. Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and so teaches others, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you, that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 5:18-20).  In our quest for greater understanding, we must ask what is being said to us in these words? What Jesus confirms is that every concept of the New Covenant is in total and complete harmony with the Law that was given to Moses, and that his followers must keep and observe the ordinances of the Law in a more pure and complete manner than the scribes and Pharisees.  And this is why Peter stated that there is no difference between the Old and New Testaments -- i.e., "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”  (see The True (Unknown) Nature And Reality Of The Scriptures).   

From an allegorical perspective, we must come to understand that it is not an accident that Jesus was crucified on the Passover. It was not an arbitrary occurrence that Jesus remained with his disciples for a period of forty days (Acts 1:3). Neither is it a measure of distance and time when after the period of forty days it is written that the trip to Jerusalem was said to be a Sabbath days journey (Acts 1:12). These occurrences are of the highest importance to the disciple who is seeking to be born in the spirit.  Christians must cease to read the scriptures in the error of the Sadducees and Pharisees! From a biblical perspective, it is not descriptive of an historical event that the disciples stayed in an upper room for a period of three days until the day of Pentacost. When the Bible states that there were one hundred and twenty names from which the replacement of Judas was drawn, what is conveyed in the numbers has more to do with the spiritualization and completion of the twelve -- i.e., twelve times twelve -- than of any historical enumeration of people. The presence of the mother and brethren, as well as all the other elements of the story, all hold a spiritual significance to those who possess the eyes to look beyond the cloak of the narrative. It is not by chance that the replacement for Judas -- which if properly translated would be Judah, from which the name Jew is derived -- was Matthias, which means the ”gift of God”. What is portrayed to the disciple is not an historical event, but more appropriately, the evolution of mind in its quest for completion. 

What few Christians realize today is that during the second century the gospel of Luke was put though an extensive rewrite in order to obscure certain teachings of Jesus and create an anti-Jewish environment. Under the heading of Marcion (c.100-160) in the Encyclopedia Britannica we read that he was the “founder of a Christian sect, born in Sinope, Pontus (now Sinop, Turkey), and probably the son of the bishop of that city. He went to Rome about 140”, where he was for a time received as orthodox in his beliefs. It is important to realize that Marcion received his anti-Jewish sentiment from his father who was an authority in the Gentile church, and that Marcion himself was viewed as being orthodox by many Christians.  The Britannica then goes on to write that “The Marcionite sect, highly ascetic and celibate, grew rapidly until it was second in strength only to the original church; it had churches and an episcopal hierarchy and practiced the sacraments of baptism and the Eucharist… Marcion rejected the Old Testament and almost all of the New Testament… basing his teachings on ten of the Epistles of St. Paul and on an altered version of the Gospel of Luke… Marcionism flourished in the West until about the 4th century…”

Why was the Marcionite sect of the Gentile Church anti-Jewish? For much the same reason that if you wanted to curse at an Essene, you would call him a Jew -- who in the scriptures the portrayal of a Jews was used as an (allegorical) symbol of those who have received the Law of God, but observed it outwardly in ritual and tradition -- thereby throwing away the Key of Knowledge "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52).  Thus, in understanding these words spoken to the Pharisees, the questions must be asked: How did the Pharisees and Jewish authorities "...hide the key to knowledge from the people"?   Why did Jesus condemn the leaders of the Jews for failing to enter the Kingdom themselves? -- i.e., "...You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves"!   As Jews who are too carnal to understand the scriptures, they look for the Kingdom to come outwardly -- failing to understand that the Kingdom can only come within you.  And how did the religious leaders of the Jews "...prevent others from entering?"   That the primary objective of the Gospel is to prepare and enable the seeker/disciple to enter the Kingdom that is within them, is further demonstrated in Jesus' condemnation of the blind religious leaders as seen in the words: "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to" (Matt 23:13 NIV).  Which means that the Kingdom of God is not something that will come if we wait for it -- but rather, it is a reality which man must seek and find -- within himself.   The Marcionite sect understood that the Jews were the blind guides leading the people in the wrong outward direction -- and therefore, their god they worshiped was the Devil -- i.e., "Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it" (John 8:43-44 NKJ).   And from an Essene and Ebionite perspective, the Jews were the epitome of abject spiritual failure and what not to be with respect to the necessary transformation into Spiritual Israel.    

In presenting a number of surviving quotations from the Original Hebrew Gospel, it states with respect to the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) prophets of the past in relation to Jesus where Jerome writes and quotes the Hebrew Original (Dialogue against Pelagius): "And in the same book: If thy brother (saith he) have sinned by a word and made thee amends, seven times in a day receive thou him. Simon his disciple said unto him: Seven times in a day? The Lord answered and said unto him: Yea, I say unto thee, unto seventy times seven times. For in the prophets also, after they were anointed by the Holy Spirit, the word of sin was found."  In the Old Testament twenty one people were portrayed as being Anointed -- which is of course the English translation of the Greek word Christ and the Hebrew word Messiah.  So, what then was the difference between the Anointed in the Old Testament and Jesus?  Thus, until the Anointing of the historical man Jesus, no one had totally fulfilled the Law within themselves that would enable them to receive the full Anointing of the Holy Spirit.   But in the case of Jesus who had fulfilled the Law (Torah) within himself, it was said in the Hebrew Gospel where Jerome writes (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."     Which is why it was the original Gospel position preserved by the Ebionite Nazirenes that Jesus "...was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity" (see Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).   The early Church write Hippolytus then states of this original Gospel teaching that the Ebionite Nazirenes were of the position that if any other of the prodigal sons  "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs"  (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34) -- which is why Jesus commanded that his followers pick up the same (allegorical) cross as he did, and travail in TheWay. 

By fulfilling the allegorical Law (Torah) within himself -- transforming himself into The Final Temple (see The Gospels And The PreExistent Soul That Evolves To Perfection In Many Lifetimes ), Jesus became At-One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God.  Thereby manifesting God in the flesh.  But this is the potential and destiny of all of mankind -- i.e., "Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'" (John 20:17 NIV).     That the historical Jesus was a true holy man who became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by fulfilling the Royal Law within himself, is attested to at Acts 2:22 where Jesus is portrayed as "a man, attested to you by God" -- and this was demonstrated by God performing "mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst".   If Jesus was himself God incarnate as believed by the later Romans, then these words portraying Jesus as a man approved by God through the works and wonders that God did through him, never would have been presented in this manner.   When the people questioned the source of Jesus' words, he called himself a prophet: "So they were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house" (Matt 13:57). And not only did he call himself a prophet, but spoke of the crucifixion as his ultimate process of perfection:  "On that very day some Pharisees came, saying to Him, Get out and depart from here, for Herod wants to kill You.  And He said to them, Go, tell that fox, 'Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.' Nevertheless I must journey today, tomorrow, and the day following; for it cannot be that a prophet should perish outside of Jerusalem" (Luke 13:31-33 NKJ).   And when the man approached Jesus calling him good teacher, Jesus rejected the title stating: "So Jesus said to him, Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God" (Mark 10:18 NKJ).   And when it was recognized that the man was asking Jesus about how to achieve eternal life -- and that Jesus did not reply to believe in him (Jesus) as God -- but to keep the Law and the Commandments -- then the Ebionite position that Jesus became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by fulfilling the Law -- and that it was necessary for Jesus' disciples and followers to in like manner fulfill the Law and keep the Commandments -- is exactly what Jesus the Anointed Prophet taught and expected of those who believed in what he taught.   

Now if you add to the above the very words attributed to Jesus', we can understand both the original Ebionite position that the followers of Jesus must keep the Law, and the profound spiritual ignorance which rejects the requirement of actions as an integral part of the equation: "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.  Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matt 5:17-26 NIV).   

Prior to the scriptures being edited to support the Pagan doctrines of Rome (see http://BibleCorruption.com ), the words spoken to Jesus by the Father at his baptism in the Jordan was: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee"  (see http://TheTenWords.com ).   And this original statement is further confirmed in both the Book of Acts, as well as the Epistle to the Hebrews -- wherein, with regard to the passage at Hebrews 1:5, The Adam Clark Commentary writes: "This most important use of this saying has passed unnoticed by almost every Christian writer which I have seen; and yet it lies here at the foundation of all the apostle's proofs. If Jesus was not thus the Son of God, the whole Christian system is vain and baseless..."   Stating that if what Paul states is true -- which the scriptures confirm (see http://TheTenWords.com ), then "...the whole Christian system is vain and baseless...".   That Christianity has virtually nothing in common with the Original Teachings is explored at The Original Teachings Have Nothing In Common With Church Dogma ).   Why can't the above be understood by either the the vast majority of Jews and Christians?  Because they throw away the Key of Knowledge in their carnal outward interpretations of the scriptures.

In order to begin to tap into the Source of All-Knowing Knowledge within us, the seeker/disciple must begin to bring about the expansion and deepening of the mind and consciousness.  The scriptures are "allegorical ...symbols of something hidden” , and cannot be "...read according to the understanding of our own mind" -- which attempts to interpret the scriptures in the manner of the Jews -- i.e., outwardly as actual historical accounts.  Because the scriptures are allegorical catalysts that when used in the proper environment where the person has become the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed, it is necessary to develop the mind to enable the person to learn and be taught by the Indwelling Logos/Son of God.   The Essene/Therapute/Ebionite/Nazirenes who were the authors of the Old and New Covenant scriptures, did not consider themselves Jews -- because the Jews were spiritually disenfranchised and too carnal to understand the proper use of the scriptures.  Thus, when the Pharisees asked Jesus if he was the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) who was appointed to come in the scriptures, they wanted to know when he would inaugurate the Kingdom upon the earth.  The reply of Jesus demonstrated the inability of the Jews to understand the spiritual meaning of the scriptures that was understood by the Essene/Therapute with respect to being "allegorical ...symbols of something hidden” that could "...not [be] read according to the understanding of our own mind."   And this was clear in the statement of Jesus on the coming of the Kingdom when he replied to the Jews: "And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God comes not with observation: Neither shall they say, See here! or, see there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:20-21).   If the words of Jesus are true -- and the Kingdom is within you -- then the question that both the Jews and Christians should be asking, is how must the Kingdom be entered?   And while this was understood by the Essene/Therapute and Ebionite Nazirenes, because both the Jews and the Gentile Christians are blind to the true spiritual meaning of the scriptures -- subjecting the written word that Paul portrays as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14) -- and failing to understand them as "allegorical ...symbols of something hidden” -- both the Jews and the Christians look for the kingdom that can never come upon the earth outwardly -- and can only come within one's own mind and being.  The answer to the enigma is found in the proper application of the Key of Knowledge by turning the scriptures within your own mind and being -- i.e., "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52).  Thus, in understanding these words spoken to the Pharisees, the questions must be asked: How did the Pharisees and Jewish authorities "...hide the key to knowledge from the people"?   Why did Jesus condemn the leaders of the Jews for failing to enter the Kingdom themselves? -- i.e., "...You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves"!   And how did the religious leaders of the Jews "...prevent others from entering?"   That the primary objective of the Gospel is to prepare and enable the seeker/disciple to enter the Kingdom, is further demonstrated in Jesus' condemnation of the blind religious leaders as seen in the words: "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to" (Matt 23:13 NIV).  Which means that the Kingdom of God is not something that will come if we wait for it -- but rather, it is a reality which man must seek and find -- within himself (see The Fatal Error Of The Church ).  

It was the correct perceptive-understanding of author and visionary Philip K. Dick when he once wrote with respect to the original disciples of Jesus that:  "Christ ...taught his followers how to enter the kingdom while still alive, where other mystery religions only bring about amnesis: knowledge of it at the 'other time' in 'the other realm,' not here.  He causes it to come here, and is the living agency to the Sole Good God (i.e. the Logos)."  And in the Gospels this entrance into the Inner Kingdom by the disciples is portrayed as being In The House with the Lord.  That the leaders among the Jews had alienated themselves from the Inner Kingdom -- and they attempted to observe the scriptures in outward ritual and tradition -- is the very reason why Jesus condemned them as heretics who hid the Key of Knowledge from the people, and in their carnal interpretations they "...prevent others from entering".   Because the carnal Jews were under the control of what Jesus portrayed in the parable of the prodigal son as the "Citizen ...of the Far Country", they remained blind to the Inner Kingdom and the true meaning of the scriptures -- i.e., "...but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables: that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand".    And the fact that those who were the leaders of the people were blind to the Kingdom, and unable to spiritually hear and understand, made it impossible to even begin to compose scriptures where the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom were more plainly presented to the reader. 

  The Books With The Power To Deceive - Allegorical Scriptures For An Allegorical World: A reality the Church has never been able to address and come to terms with, is the statement by Peter as quoted in the Homilies of his disciple Clement portraying the scriptures as "...the books which are able to deceive" -- stating that the scriptures contain "falsehoods" written into the literal text.   And it is often these "falsehoods" that are intentionally inserted into the scriptures that are portrayed as inconsistencies and (historical) flaws and anomalies in the written word by religious critics.  But are they?   One of the realities of mind that is not understood is the fact that the scriptures are designed to evolve the Intuitive Spheres of mind that are able to bring about Wholeness of Perceptive-Vision and understanding (see Linear Vs Intuitive Development Of Mind ).  Therefore the authors of the scriptures had no interest in creating an historical account that would be little more than worthless fodder for the Linear spheres of mind -- but rather, a means to open the mind of mankind who is portrayed as the prodigal son the necessary enlightened vision to perceive man's higher Soul-Reality.   And what this means is that each citing and portrayal of a supposed historical event, is unique unto itself -- and is not supposed to reflect or parallel any other similar account.  The people, places, events and things must be understood within their own unique context, in order to understand the aspect of mind and spirit that is being portrayed in the quasi-historical facade. 

In the year 1707, John Mill shattered all faith in the infallibility of the Bible by demonstrating 30,000 various readings which were produced from 80 manuscripts. The findings of, first Mill, and then Wetstein (1751), proved once and for all that the variations in the biblical texts, many of which were quite serious, had existed from the earliest of times.  The problem was that many of these inconsistencies and variant readings were intended by the authors to be in the exact place they appeared in the text.   These discordances and inconsistencies are so divergent and conflicting that it states in the review of the book, In Discordance with the Scriptures: American Protestant Battles Over Translating the Bible (Religion in America)
by Peter J. Thuesen (Author)
:

As indicated by the title, this book chronicles the vicious debates between American Protestants over the translation and publication of different versions of the Bible, particularly the American Standard Version (1885) and the Revised Standard Version (1952). Limited to this topic, Thuesen does well. But the title is misleading; much of this book deals with other translations and with the Protestant/Roman Catholic controversy over the Bible. If the author had wished to write a longer history of problems with Bible translation, he could easily have found disagreement as early as the fourth century, when Jerome picked and discarded extant Latin texts as he prepared the Vulgate translation; or he could have given more detail about the work of the King James translators. The achievement of this book is that it demonstrates that the historical and literary discoveries of the 19th century became the theological controversies of the 20th century. Many new discoveries about biblical texts have been made in recent years; the information offered here about how the Bible has been translated to suit theological tastes and publishers' expectations of profits is shocking indeed.    

What the translators and body of believers fail to understand, is the fact that the alleged discordances and inconsistencies were intentionally inserted into the text of the scriptures for a number of important reasons.  Admittedly, what is truly difficult for  the untransformed carnal mindset to understand, is that each of the variant readings are unique to understanding that passage of scripture from that particular author from a spiritual perspective.  It has been long noted that there is no unity and common witness of the Gospels on the crucifixion accounts.  The Gospel accounts of Matthew, Mark and Luke contradict each other's records of the crucifixion, even on the parts that would be seen as the most important.  Each of the Gospel accounts portray Jesus as having died at different times of the day -- wherein he supposedly spoke to different people -- gave different sets of final words and confusingly different accounts of the circumstances surrounding the death of Jesus.  It is not simply a case that they recorded different details: the actions of Jesus in each gospel reflect general differences in opinion about what Jesus' character should be. In Mark's sombre account Jesus is silent and mocked by all around him, and cries out in despair at the end. But in Luke and John Jesus is talkative, gives advice, and is surrounded by followers even while on the cross. Despite the massive impact they would have had on entire communities, the gospel writers also record different supernatural events occurring upon Jesus' death too.   Matthew 27:51-53 describes Earthquakes and the rising of the dead -- things which no-one else at all noticed.  Each gospel writer states their version as fact even though it is clear that no agreement exists among the Gospel accounts.

Where the critics will reject the crucifixion account on what they perceive to be flawed and conflicting accounts, it remains beyond their comprehension that the Gospels are not at all meant to be historical accounts -- and each of the Gospel narratives must be understood as a unique spiritual account -- sometimes portraying the experiences of different spheres and aspects of mind (see http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org ).  From the perspective of the twelve spheres of mind, each of the spheres experienced what is portrayed as the crucifixion or allegorical portrayal of the Final Stage of Birth differently.   And if we were able to read many of the Gospel accounts suppressed by the Church, we would find no historical agreement among those with the four Gospels we presently possess.      

Sometimes the accounts are intentionally different within the same scripture.  Acts 9:7 reads: “And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man”.  Yet, in Acts 22:9 the narrative reads: “And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me”.  It means absolutely nothing for the modern reader to believe that Saul was converted on the road to Damascus -- there is no spiritual edification or uplifting when we relate this knowledge to an historical event at the beginning of our Common Era.  But what is conveyed spiritually is of great value to the disciple in search of the Light -- and must bring about a change of mind in his quest to open the door to the Kingdom.  Thus the disciple begins to see his own transformation from the death of Stephen as spirit became clothed with flesh, to Saul -- from a Jew to Paul -- from Paul the little one, whose blindness was healed by Ananias -- the gift from God.  The many points at which the scriptures conflict in order to force the reader to look for the inner meaning is so numerous, that an entire book could be written in their compilation. Acts 7:14 has 75 persons coming with Jacob into Egypt -- Gen 46:27; Ex 1:5; Deut 10:22 state there were 70.  Acts 7:16-17 has Jacob buried in Shechem -- Gen 49:28-30; 50:13 buried in Mamre which is Hebron according to Gen 23:19.  If the Holy Spirit wrote both sets of scriptures, there should have been uniformity between them. Moreover, if the New Testament authors were attempting to convince others that they knew what they were speaking about from a literal sense, they would have been very careful to get the facts correct.

Perhaps one of the finest examples of the organic mind's attempt to explain away from a purely physical/carnal perspective what it should be investigating, is demonstrated in the genealogies of Jesus. The fact that the genealogy presented in Luke is not the same as that in Matthew, has long been the source of many dogmatic theories. But the fact that the genealogy in Matthew contains four women, and three foreigners, should immediately send up a red flag warning that these genealogies cannot -- and never were intended -- to be read literally.  Two of the women were strangers to the commonwealth of Israel, Rachab a Canaanitess, and a harlot besides, and Ruth the Moabitess.  In the pedigree of the kings of Judah, between Joram and Ozias (v. 8), there are three left out, namely, Ahaziah, Joash, and Amaziah -- and therefore Joram could not have begat Ozias.  When it is said (v. 12) that Jechonias begat Salathiel, that Jechonias was the son of that Jehoiakim who was carried into Babylon, the scriptures tell us that Jechonias was childless (Jer. 22:30), and in direct contradiction to what is written in Matthew, it is written that “No man of his seed shall prosper”.  In order to insure that the genealogies cannot be read literally, it is further stated in Matthew: “Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Christ” (Matt 1:17 NIV). With regard to the many problems presented in the genealogies, the Adam Clark Commentary writes: [Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:] There are three considerable difficulties in this verse.

1. Josias was not the father of Jechonias; he was only the grandfather of that prince: (1 Chr. 3:14-16)
2. Jechonias had no brethren; at least, none are on record.
3. Josias died 20 years before the Babylonian captivity took place, and therefore Jechonias and his brethren could not have been begotten about the time they were carried away to Babylon.

To this may be added a fourth difficulty, namely, there are only thirteen in this 2nd class of generations; or forty-one, instead of forty-two, in the whole  

 

  The Folly Of Bad Beliefs About God: Just as important is the fact that  what the Apostle Peter and other enlightened individuals state about the scriptures is also true -- and it is not only the countless inconsistencies that have been intentionally inserted into the textual body of the scriptures -- but other literal statements that can be portrayed as "bad beliefs about God" which also serve an important higher purpose in the development of the mind of the reader.   And this statement by Peter that the scriptures contain out-right "falsehoods" that if not correctly understood can cause them to be portrayed as "...the books which are able to deceive" is confirmed in the words of Moses Maimonedes, one of the most respected of Jewish theologians, historian, and Talmudist, where he writes about the nature of scripture: “Every time that you find in our books a tale the reality of which seems impossible, a story which is repugnant to both reason and common sense, then be sure that the tale contains a profound allegory veiling a deeply mysterious truth; and the greater the absurdity of the letter, the deeper the wisdom of the spirit”.  Thus, what is portrayed as "...repugnant to both reason and common sense" is not at all historical -- but rather, an allegorical portrayal of deeply important spiritual truths that those who believe the "falsehoods" of  the literal text as actual historical events are blind to the spiritual meaning.   And in believing the "falsehoods" that were intentionally inserted into the scriptures as what Peter portrays as a "test" for the reader, is representative of a condition of mind that has the power and ability to totally disenfranchise the reader from the true spiritual meaning of the written word.

The ability to bring about High-Level Thought and an enlightened assessment and understanding of man's true reality, is dependent upon the developed and evolved balance of the Linear and Intuitive Spheres of Mind.   And it is the purpose of the scriptures to bring about the development of the Intuitive Spheres of mind that in most people are suppressed by the dominate Linear -- and this necessary development is contingent upon catalysts and symbols inserted into the scriptures that are beyond the limits of the Linear to perceptively comprehend.  These historical "falsehoods" and easily discernable untruths which utilize symbols and catalysts that can only be resolved when the Intuitive is able to connect with the person's inner resources of mind and being, is absolutely necessary to develop the mind beyond what Paul portrays as the "animal-soul" level of organic consciousness.   For an important reason Paul portrayed the written text of the scriptures as the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6).   And referred to them as "Jewish fables" (Titus 1:14).   And what he was stating was that those who see only the text of the written word have embraced the "letter that killeth".  To the Galatians who were attempting to embrace the Jewish outward ritual observances of the Torah, Paul states: “Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?” And then Paul goes on to explain to those who want to attempt to read the written word literally in an historical context as Christians do today: “For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory” (Gal 4:21-24 KJV).   What this means is that what in appearance is portrayed historically in the scriptures, was not history at all -- but rather, was an allegorical account that both preserved and concealed important spiritual truths which are not discernable and evident when reading the text of the written word.   And what this means is that all the countless Jewish, Christian and Muslim clergy who read the scriptures as if they are historical accounts, are all in grave error.  

In the account of the Clementine Homilies, Peter warns his disciple Clement that Simon Magus has the ability to greatly deceive the Gentiles, because they (the Gentiles) fail to understand the vision and traditions used by the authors in the composition of the scriptures.   Where those who fail to understand the objective and purpose of the scriptures with respect to the development and enlightenment of the mind attempt to read them as literal historical events -- the authors of the scriptures understood the need to restore the lost prodigal sons to the Edenic Kingdom, and this could only be accomplished through the restoral of the Wholeness of Mind.   Since the Gentiles and (carnal) Jews did not -- and continue not to -- understand this higher mental and spiritual objective of the authors of the scriptures, they remain easily deceived and seduced by charlatans and faux-teachers and religious authorities who attempt to read the scriptures as if they presented actual historical events.   

In the quotation of Peter preserved in his disciple Clement's writings, because of the believers inability to understand the  original vision and objectives of the authors of the scriptures, Peter correctly portrays them as being easily seduced by Simon Magus, because they dwell at a level of mind whereby they hold what Peter portrays as bad and erroneous beliefs about God.   Thus, Peter warns that while those who can be portrayed as Spiritual Israel understnad the "traditions" which the authors of the scriptures employed, and will therefore understand the deeper spiritual meaning of the scriptures -- both the carnal Jews and the Gentiles will be greatly deceived and states: “And with us, indeed, who have had handed down from our forefathers the worship of the God who made all things, and also the mystery of the books which are able to deceive, he will not prevail; but with those from amongst the Gentiles who have the polytheistic fancy bred in them, and who know not the falsehoods of the Scriptures, he will prevail much. And not only he; but if any other shall recount to those from among the Gentiles any vain, dreamlike, richly set out story against God, he will be believed, because from their childhood their minds are accustomed to take in things spoken against God. And few there shall be of them, as a few out of a multitude, who through ingenuousness shall not be willing so much as to hear an evil word against the God who made all things.   And to these alone from amongst the Gentiles it shall be vouchsafed to be saved. Let not any one of you, therefore, altogether complain of Simon, or of any one else; for nothing happens unjustly, since even the falsehoods of Scripture are with good reason presented for a test.”

Thus, what we are presented with in the above statement is one of the most profound scriptural realities that is not understood at all today by not only the congregations of faith-based Christian believers, but also their acclaimed religious experts, authorities and critics.  If it is true that what can be considered inconsistencies and the "falsehoods" of the literal text were intentionally inserted into the scriptures for both an important heretofore unknown reason that is not understood by the faith-based believers and their teachers and religious authorities -- and these inconsistencies and the "falsehoods" were intentionally inserted into the scriptures as a "test” imposed upon the reader or student of the scriptures -- then it can be rightly stated that the modern believer has absolutely no understanding of both the purpose and the spiritual meaning of the scriptures they promote.  That the (carnal) Jews could not see beyond the symbols of the allegory, and their eyes and hearts were hardened so they remained blinded to the spiritual meaning, and therefore could not comprehend the true meaning of the scriptures, is readily acknowledged where Paul states that “their minds were blinded” by the Laws of God, “for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament… even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart” (2 Cor 3:14-15 KJV).     The 2nd century Church Father Clement of Alexandria in his Stromata explained: “...now that the Savior has taught the Apostles, the unwritten rendering of the written, this has been handed down also to us”.   What Clement is stating is that it was Jesus who taught his disciples the inner spiritual meaning of the scriptures by opening their minds so their understanding could pierce through the garb of the allegorical enigmas that blind the perception of carnal men -- i.e., "Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures" (Luke 24:45 NIV).   Yet, while the Gentiles will see a very different message than the carnal Jews, both will be equally deceived and turned out of TheWay.

The mind of organic man that Paul portrays as being of an  "animal-soul" level of consciousness, is overwhelmed with grave misconceptions and conclusions pertaining to both himself, the purpose of the life he is presently living, the higher reality of his own Soul and the reality of God.   Organic man is therefore incapable of comprehending his own higher Soul-Reality.   In view of the fact that he is attempting to understand what his organic Linear mind is incapable of comprehending without the necessary integration of the paradoxical opposites of mind that permits and brings about the deepening and expansion of mind and consciousness, he remains overwhelmed with what Peter portrays as the "falsehoods" of the literal text of the scriptures that are necessary for the development of the Intuitive spheres of mind.   In the same way that the mind of an immature child is full of fantasy and misconceptions pertaining to the realities of life, so too is the immature person who is still of an  "animal-soul" level of consciousness.   While the Natural Laws bring about physical development from conception to birth and every step and level of growth of the child into physical adulthood, the fact that mental development is dependent upon choice and freewill -- and the living out and experiencing the fruit of one's choices -- the stages of development must be over the course of many lifetimes whereby the biblical teachings is fulfilled: "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap" (Gal 6:7 NKJ).    A most profound statement by the Church Father Origen is basically rejected by the people of the simple faith today who are incapable of reason and engaging the mind in the process of true spiritual growth: “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis - see The Early Church On Predestination).  

In addition to the mind developing by virtue of the choices we make, the process of mental growth and development often requires man to live out what he judges and condemns in others (see Everyday Is Judgment Day AND ALSO Judgment Day - Evolving To Maturity Of Mind And Being ).   By becoming what we judge and condemn, we learn by experiencing the opposite and often conflicting realities of mind with which organic man is imbued (see The Enigma Of The Segmented Mind ).  Each life that our Soul lives, develops a different area of the Soul-Mind.   Those who learn their lessons from the choices they make, develop more quickly.  What is not at all understood is the reality of this world as a Mental Womb -- wherein the subsequent stages of Soul-Birth can be brought about.   Therefore, the solution to the immature divided mind is not to teach in the rote programming manner that the rabbis and teachers of this world attempt to do -- but rather, to use and employ important symbols and catalysts that have the ability to Intuitively connect -- using the process of Anamnesis -- to connect the undeveloped mind of organic man with his own Inner Source of Mind and Being.     

If the scriptures were a mere linear/historical account that one reads and believes as championed by Christian believers and theologians, such accounts would insure that the lost prodigal sons and daughters would remaine shackled to the abject ignorance of this world that is portrayed as the Far Country.  As explored in  Linear Vs Intuitive Development Of Mind, the process of thought can only be manifest when the Interaction of the Linear and Intuitive spheres of mind as patterned in the Tree of Life are interactively engaged in pursuit of an expanded reality of mind and spirit.  Therefore, many of the inconsistencies or even the literal/historical "falsehoods" which Moses Maimonedes portrays as "...repugnant to both reason and common sense", are representative of the negative polarity catalysts that are necessary to draw the understanding from the Intuitive spheres of mind .  And this is why Peter in the Homilies of his disciple Clement warned that "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without"   When the scriptures are read "...according to the understanding of our own mind" , the catalysts and symbols that are necessary to spawn Intuitive Insight, are all negated when subject to organic human understanding.   And it is the Linear spheres of mind that is portrayed in the words: "...For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without".  Why?  Because to free the reader from the intellectual shackles of what Paul portrays as an "animal-soul" level of consciousness, it is necessary to engage and draw upon the Intuitive spheres of mind that perceives and understands often in reverse of the Linear spheres of mind.   And this is especially important because the mind of man is patterned in Four Dynamic and often Paradoxical Opposites that are representative of semi-independent Trinities that must be mentally and spiritually resolved and harmonized in order to expand and deepen man's Consciousness in pursuit achieving Spiritual Maturity and an Enlightened State of Mind and Being.  To begin his return journey, the prodigal son is said to have begun to "come to his senses" -- but what, exactly does this mean?   When Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come upon the earth as their carnal  "animal-soul"  levels of consciousness envisioned?  Jesus replied: "...The kingdom of God comes not with observation: Neither shall they say, See here! or, see there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:20-21).  Which means that the Kingdom can only be entered by using the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge through our own inner realities of mind (see The Fatal Error Of The Church ).  And this can only be accomplished in accord with Jesus' teachings on an Inner Kingdom, through the expansion and deepening of our own Mind -- which can only be accomplished through the use of the allegorical catalysts and symbols that have the innate ability to open our inner Resources of Mind.   But this process became virtually impossible every time the scribes and authorities of the Church removed the conflicting divergences and conflicting accounts in order to read the scriptures in the manner of the spiritually disenfranchised Pharisees who read the scriptures literally and as a history book.  Thereby, throwing away the Key of knowledge, and insuring the the body of Christians remain shackled in a self-imposed Spiritual Diaspora of abject ignorance. 

In the Homilies of his disciple Clement, the Apostle Peter portrays the scriptures as the "...books with the power to deceive" -- and those who fail to understand both the traditions, and the nature of these writings, from the perception of the original objectives which the scriptures were supposed to bring about, as people who hold bad beliefs about God.   Further, it was stated by Peter in the Homilies of his disciple Clement that each person (who does not apply the Key of Knowledge) only sees in the scriptures, what they are predisposed to see and believe -- i.e., “Therefore Simon, who is going to discuss in public with us tomorrow, is bold against the monarchy of God, wishing to produce many statements from these Scriptures, to the effect that there are many gods, and a certain one who is not He who made this world, but who is superior to Him; and, at the same time, he is going to offer many scriptural proofs. But we also can easily show many passages from them that He who made the world alone is God, and that there is none other besides Him. But if any one shall wish to speak otherwise, he also shall be able to produce proofs from them at his pleasure. For the Scriptures say all manner of things, that no one of those who inquire ungratefully may find the truth, but simply what he wishes to find...”.   What this means is that the scriptures are so designed to bring about that condition where each and every person is able to see and confirm their doctrines of belief which they are predisposed to look for in the written text.    And more important is the statement that those who attempt to read the scriptures from a differing mindset and objectives than the intended purpose of the original authors, will remain blind to "...the truth, but simply [see] what he wishes to find...” in the scriptures.

Contrary to what is convenient to believe, the true meaning of the scriptures can only be found when it is in accord with the original vision and perception of its author -- and not what others choose to believe.   Jesus warned the carnal Jews that they did not understand the true meaning of the scriptures, because they attempted to perceive them through the filter of their man-made beliefs, doctrines and traditions.   And in like manner, the true meaning of the Gospels, is that which was envisioned by its Ebionite Nazirene authors.    And the modern Church continues to remain spiritually bankrupt, because they condemned and rejected the objectives and vision of the original authors, while attempting to read the scriptures through the filter of the doctrines of Pagan Rome.  When rightly understood, it can be said that there really are no inconsistencies and untruths in the scriptures?   Yet, for a very important reason the Church has many times failed in their attempt to create a master gospel that synthesized the witness of all four Gospel accounts into one uniform presentation -- and every attempt has been met with failure.  Why?  Because there are such vast difference between the Gospel accounts, that it is virtually impossible to create one synthesized presentation.   Which has empowered the critics to point out that if the scriptures were actually inspired by the Holy Spirit, then why would these many inconsistencies exist?     

In truth, there are no inconsistencies in the scriptures -- and what is portrayed as errors and inconsistencies by the critics were intentionally inserted into the text on purpose.  The Church Father Origen explained that “Scripture contains an unhistorical element in-woven with the history, in order that the worthlessness of the latter may drive us to seek the spiritual meaning” (Origen quoted under Origen Adamntius; The Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics).   Why would Origen portray the quasi-historical accounts of the scriptues as "worthless"?   Because historical accounts are interpreted from a Linear perspective of mind -- which unbalanced and one-sided perspective shackles the reader to an undeveloped state of abject ignorance which Paul portrays as an  "animal-soul" level of consciousness.  With respect to the nature of the scriptures, Origen further explains in De Principiis that: “Where the word found that things done according to the history could be adapted to these mystical senses, he made use of them concealing from the multitude the deeper meaning; but where in the narrative of the development of super-sensual things, there did not follow the performance of those certain events which were already indicated by the mystical meaning, the scripture interwove in the history the account of some event that did not take place, sometimes what could not have happened; sometimes what could but did not.”   And that the carnal mind of both the blind believer, as well as the skeptic critic, both attempt to ignore these important inconsistencies, and attempt to read the scriptures as an historical account, inhibits the process of development of mind that enables them to perceive and understanding the great truths that lie concealed beneath the allegorical texts.   And in the proper application of the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge, the Church Father Origen writes: “But all the narrative portion, relating either to the marriages, or to the begetting of the children, or to battles of different kinds, or to any other histories whatever, what else can they be supposed to be, save the forms and figures of hidden and sacred things? As men, however, make little effort to exercise their intellect, or imagine that they possess knowledge before they really learn, the consequence is that they never begin to have knowledge"

What does this mean?   What it means is that "...all the narrative portion [of the scriptures], relating either to the marriages, or to the begetting of the children, or to battles of different kinds, or to any other histories whatever", do not at all pertain to historical accounts of man's more distant past -- but rather, to the Forces and Laws that are presently working within man's own mind and being.   Why?   How could Origen who was called the prince of Christian learning second only to the Apostles themselves, state that the historical interpretation of the scriptures is for the most part "worthless"?  And that what is presented in the written text as marriages, the begetting of children, and the many various wars and battles are not at all historical -- but rather, an allegorical portrayal of the Forces and Laws of Consciousness working within one's own mind and being? 

When it is recognized that this very warning was stated by Paul to the baptized and totally committed believers at Corinth -- i.e., “I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way -- in all your speaking and in all your knowledge -- because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed” (1 Cor 1:4-7 NIV) -- the modern reader who does not pause and reflect on what this means -- personally -- to them, remains a blind believer who is beyond the reach of the Gospel message.   What is Paul stating to the believers at Corinth?   That even though Paul himself had instructed them in the "testimony" of Christ -- and that they had received the entire revelation of the Good News of the Gospel -- to the degree that they were not "...lacking any spiritual gift" -- they had yet to evolve and mature those facilities of mind that would enable them to perceive, discern and comprehend the higher reality of the soul and what Paul portrayed as the Mystery of the Gospel.   And this is especially demonstrated in the second chapter of the very same Epistle where Paul warns these believers who have been given all primary historical knowledge and testimony of Christ: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).   

Why did Paul warn that the person who he portrayed as being of a "natural" (human) mind, was incapable of comprehending the true spiritual meaning of the Gospel?   And with respect to what Paul portrayed as the "testimony" of Christ,  Paul openly stated: "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ).    Modern man does not at all understand the true reality of Paul's statements with respect to the inability of the "natural" human mind, because he does not comprehend that his own consciousness is built upon the lower three earthly kingdoms -- and the fact that the consciousness of "natural" man is ruled over by his lower animal nature (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature) -- and when the word that Paul used which is translated the "natural" mind, which portrays the natural organic mind of man as being at an animal level of consciousness -- as demonstrated where the Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary writes with respect to the meaning of the word in the original Greek language: "natural man—literally, 'a man of animal soul'."  Further,  the Treasury Of Scriptural Knowledge makes the ignored and profound statement at 1 Cor 2:14 which reads (quoting Paul): "'But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.'  Then provides the interpretative-meaning of Paul's words with respect to the reality of what is portrayed by Paul as the natural man:. [Psuchikos,] the animal man, one who lives in a natural state, and under the influence of his animal passions; for [psuche] means the inferior and sensual part of man, in opposition to the [nous] understanding, or [pneuma,] the spirit". And this is not only true -- but is is a fact of life that all mystics and enlightened souls must deal with when interacting with organic man.   Which is exactly why Paul profoundly stated to the very people who he had personally taught the Gospel message: "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ).   Stating to the body of confirmed and baptized believers who he stated had received all truth and knowledge pertaining to the elementary "traditions" of Christ: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).   

The literal seemingly historical text of the scriptures which Paul states is allegorical -- i.e., "For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.  Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all" (Gal 4:22-26).   Paul confirms what the Church Father Origen stated in the words: “But all the narrative portion, relating either to the marriages, or to the begetting of the children ...or to any other histories whatever, what else can they be supposed to be, save the forms and figures of hidden and sacred things?"  Thus, not only is Abraham, his wives and children, allegorical images that denote a spiritual reality of mind and body, but so too is the Jerusalem of this world which is itself an allegorical symbol used to denote the "...Jerusalem which is above is free"  That the literal text are symbols is further presented by Paul when he asks why they are observing the celebrations in the manner of the Jews -- i.e., "...how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again? You observe days and months and seasons and years. I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain" (Gal 4:9-11).     

In order to understand the meaning and purpose of the scriptures, there is a simple formula that the reader of the scriptures must grasp and understand before they can even begin to understand the scriptures -- and that is the scriptures are not at all historical accounts -- they were never intended to be used as historical accounts -- and while they employ what can be portrayed as an historical cloak in order to make them accessible to the seekers, this historical facade is necessary in order to present important allegorical truths to the reader who is willing to seek out the mental and spiritual meaning.  As stated above, the scriptures employ "allegorical ...symbols of ...hidden” and incomprehensible truths of mind and spirit that could "...not [be] read according to the understanding of our own mind."   The objective of the scriptures is not to document the historical record -- but to connect the person we are in this world, with our inner pre-existent Soul that has access to the Source of all Knowledge of Creation -- and ultimately the Core of our Higher Consciousness that is portrayed as the Logos/Son of God.   And therefore with this objective in mind, it must be then understood that one of the primary objectives of the scriptures is to develop those latent areas of the mind necessary to employ the process of Amnesis to tap into this inner Source of Knowledge that eclipses all the knowledge of this world. 

The perceptive-comprehension of an Enlightened Anointed (Messiah/Christ) Mind is able to grasp all peripheral factors that must be brought together to form and embody the Higher vision of reality.   Throughout man's history there have been countless attempts to rectify and justify the plight of the struggles of mankind in this world -- prompting the saying: The road to hell is often paved with a great many good intentions.   In each instance of failure, the good intentions did not take into account many far-reaching factors that caused the failure of the idea, concept or effort.   On the other hand, the Enlightened or Anointed Mind is able to bring all the peripheral factors into balance, and bring about success.   And only when rightly comprehended, is the very foundation of mind and its necessary complexities understood.   F. Scott Fitzgerald stated: "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function."    With this being true, we can then state that the Enlightened and Anointed Mind is able to assimilate and bring together the primary four (4) paradoxical trinities within the mind as manifest in the twelve (12) mental spheres, and raise the twelve intricate divisions into One Enlightened Expression.  What can be portrayed as Wholeness of Thought is the product of all the diverse segments that have been brought together to create the Higher Enlightened All-Knowing Expression.  And it can rightly be stated that all the good intentions that paved the road to hell, all failed to consider and merge all the diverse-segments into a Wholistic Single Expression of Higher Reality. 

Most religious-oriented people can often be portrayed as intellectually lazy and spiritually complacent.   To their manner of thinking, there is only one solution.  Often this is expressed in the rhetoric: "All you need is Love".   they expect some Messianic authority to come and zap everyone's mind -- eradicate freewill -- and though some supernatural means invoke a feeling of love throughout all of mankind.   Of course they evade such reason as, why wasn't mankind immersed in love when he first stepped foot on the face of the earth?   Few advocates of unconditional love have the ability to even appreciate the complexity of mind from a truly Knowing and Enlightened Reality.  To their very limited thinking everyone should simply surrender and submit to Higher Power -- failing to understand the relationship of the Higher Power to mankind.   Yet, without understanding the very source and complexity of Love, the solution of love has proved ineffective and lacking on an immensely large scale.  Many envision all of mankind as being homogenized into singleness, and intellectually eradicated and programmed into a single love-thought.   In a Theocratic environment, everyone is often required to unquestionably submit to the commandments of the religious leader.   But history has demonstrated countless time that the theocratic environment is responsible for countless abuses and sufferings for those who disagree with the theological requirements of the leaders.   

Both man and an amoeba can be portrayed as being individualized and one -- and yet, the intellectual differences are so vast, that the two cannot even be compared with each other.  Higher Perception, Knowledge and Comprehension requires a complexity of Understanding -- and this necessary complexity can only be drawn from an evolved intellect that is able to perceptively-synthesize many greatly varying and often opposing factors and divisions.   While both man and an amoeba can be portrayed as ONE, because of the complexity of mind and body that makes up man, no comparison can be made with respect to intelligence, intellect and reasoning.   In the same way that the organs and systems of man's body are segmented in order to create a harmonic segregated environment for the mind to function at a higher level -- with the amoeba being the opposite of man -- it is important to understand that the very complex human body and mind were all drawn from the One Primary Cell -- and that within the One exists the genetic structure that manifested the complex organism known as man.  

A successful business man understands the immense value of having a body of a diverse and well informed advisors that can contribute divergent, contrary and often greatly contrasting opinions that provide solutions to the often conflicting issues that create a  successful endeavor over failure.    It is said that a genus can hold two paradoxical thought simultaneously in his mind -- and by definition, an Enlightened Anointed Mind can merge the four paradoxical-trinities of mind into a Higher Perceptive Vision of man's reality.   Because the mind of man is comprised of twelve (12) separate and often opposing spheres of mind as patterned in the Tree of Life -- with each of the spheres perception and understanding drawn from a very different and often opposite perspective -- the same account can rightfully be presented in different scriptures not only from a different perspective --- but often using different names, numbers and a variation on places and events.  Why?  Because when dealing with allegorical portrayal of aspects of mind, there is also the factor of the Twelve Within the Twelve (see The Twelve Within The Twelve ).   What this means is that because the scriptures are not historical accounts -- but rather, often present the perception of the mind from as many as twelve (12) different segments of consciousness that impact the whole -- there are often major differences between texts.  

In the subheading on The Mystery Of The Gospel, it is demonstrated that Paul taught to seek Spiritual Knowledge from the Source -- which Sacred Knowledge can be portrayed as the Divine Manna that is fed to sincere seekers -- and in the Greek language this Sacred Knowledge is called Gnosis.   More importantly is the fact that Paul openly warned the people that this Spiritual Knowledge is beyond the comprehension of organic ("natural") man -- even when the believer is a committed and baptized Christian who Paul portrays as having received the gifts of the spirit by the laying on of hands by the Apostle himself (see Animal-Soul ).   If those who Paul himself taught what he called the "testimony" of Christ, were incapable of comprehending the true spiritual meaning of the Gospel which he called the Mystery, then an insightful and intelligent reader would conclude that there is far more to the Gospel account than what can be understood by the congregation of believers.

It is also demonstrated that the scriptures are written in a code that conceals the true meaning --  to the degree that Jesus had to open the minds of the disciples for them to perceive the meaning that other (organic) men were blind to -- i.e., "Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures" (Luke 24:45).   And what is presented to us in the enigma of the allegorical scriptures that are written in a secret code, is the reason why Peter portrayed the scriptures as the "books with the power to deceive" -- and why Peter warned that "...even the falsehoods of Scripture are with good reason presented for a test.” (see Power To Deceive ).    What, then, is the test that Peter is making reference to?   Peter explains that in the case of most people, all that they see and think they understand, is basically what they already believe -- and that the scriptures are written in such a way, that virtually anyone can confirm their previously held beliefs in the written words of the scriptures.   Why?    Because, few men who do not Know Thyself -- and remain ignorant about their own higher soul and spiritual reality that is beyond man's organic comprehension -- are capable of perceiving the true meaning of the scriptures that remains safeguarded beneath the allegory of the written words.    Why is the esoteric knowledge concealed in this manner?   To both preserve it for those who can put it to use, and safeguard it from those who would destroy it (see An Inconvenient Truth).   

Is The Old Testament About The Jews?  Based upon the reality presented above that the scriptures are "allegorical ...symbols of something hidden” that are not subject to human understanding, then everything in the scriptures are universal allegorical symbols that portray the Laws and Forces of Mind and Consciousness.   While the Essenes/Therapeutae/Ebionite/Nazirenes understood the spiritual nature of the scriptures, the Jews and many of the Gentile Christians were too carnal in their thinking to comprehend the scriptures.   The Jews (Pharisees and Sadducees) who were portrayed as apostates to the Truth and the Kingdom by those who can be portrayed as Spiritual Israel (the Essene/Therapute/Ebionite/Nazirenes), were portrayed negatively and the example of what not to be -- i.e., "Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it" (John 8:43-44 NKJ).   And anyone who reads the scriptures as if they were historical accounts -- in contradistinction to using them as the Key of Knowledge and turning them within one's own mind and being -- can be portrayed as a Jew and an apostate to the Truth and the Kingdom.  Resulting in the reality that the person remains carnal and of an "animal-soul" level of consciousness that is incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the Soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom.   When Edward Gibbon acknowledged in the Decline And Fall of the Roman Empire the fact that the Ebionite Nazirene and Gospel teachings were  “…embraced by great numbers of the Therapeutae, or Essinians…”, the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls prove that the New Covenant teachings were drawn from the very essence of those who can be portrayed as Spiritual Israel.   And that in the same way that the dogma of pagan Rome was a corruption of these essential New Covenant teachings, so to was the dogma of the carnal Jews who were incapable of understanding how the Torah had to be fulfilled within one's own mind and being -- and not interpreted from an outward human carnal perspective.   

In the below subheading entitled Scriptures Written By Mystics Who Were Hunted Down As Heretics, I demonstrate the importance of the preservation of the scriptures -- and that the faith-based believers who were incapable of comprehending the spiritual meaning, can be portrayed as a type of mule that were      

  Can I Get An Original Pure Copy Of The Scriptures?  The answer to this question -- as promised at the beginning of this subheading -- is a resounding YES!!!   You can have a copy of not only the Original Gospels -- but also other highly spiritual scriptures, if you are either willing to demand them from those who are keeping them from you -- or, that you are part of a group of Spiritual Christians who have prepared themselves to receive these high-level sacred writings.  Gibbon writes in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: ”Constantine easily believed that the heretics, who presumed to dispute his opinions or to oppose his commands, were guilty of the most absurd and criminal obstinancy... Not a moment was lost in excluding the ministers and teachers of the separated congregations from any share of the rewards and immunities which the emperor had so liberally bestowed on the orthodox clergy. But as the sectaries might still exist under the cloud of royal disgrace, the conquest of the East was immediately followed by an edict which announced their total destruction”.    Thus, in the same way that whoever did not embrace the religion of the emperor met with the sentence of death, whatever scriptures did not conform to the approved version, was immediately destroyed (see http://BibleCorruption.com ).  

Biblical scholars basically told the people the truth, but the truth was and remains unacceptable to the multitude of Churches.  Quoting from Examination of Modern NT Text Criticism: "Where history records that true sacred text survived this assault and is preserved in the traditional text, Westcott and Hort counter that the whole church participated in a conspiracy to fabricate a blended (and therefore corrupted) text. Westcott and Hort must not have believed the traditional Christian church to be genuine, but a sham. This thesis is supported by the biographies of Westcott and Hort. When J. F. D. Maurice was accused of false doctrine, Westcott commented that Orthodox Christians are like a new Islam persecuting a revival of the true Christians."

In truth, Constantine took the most corrupt New Testament scriptures and further edited and corrupted them to make them support the dogma of Mithraism which represented the common beliefs of the people.  The original Ebionite Nazirene disciples and followers of Jesus were condemned as heretics -- portrayed as "too Jewish" to understand the meaning of the Gospel -- i.e., “…rejected from one religion as apostates, and from the other as heretics” (Gibbon: Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, v.1, p.416).    Further, the Spiritual (Gentile) Christians who understood the important purpose of the scriptures as a catalyst to develop the mind and enable the seeker/believer to begin to receive the Divine Manna of the Kingdom, were condemned as Gnostic heretics -- hunted down, their scriptures destroyed and those who did not embrace the religion of the emperor, were put to death.   Resulting in the fact that the whole foundation of the modern Church which is based upon Original Sin, has been imported from the Mithraic based teachings of the Iranian prophet Mani, in order to explain and fill the great void that the Church suppression of important teachings on the pre-existent soul created (see Original Sin).   Thereby creating a pagan foundation to the Church that has rendered Christianity spiritually impotent.  Further quoting from Examination of Modern NT Text Criticism: "Westcott and Hort must have believed that what historians recorded as a
defense against heretics was in reality a suppression of the true church. They believed that what the historians recorded as heretically corrupted texts were closer to the true autographs."
   And this statement is true beyond the comprehension of the modern believer.    The more pure the copy of the Gospels, the more offensive it was from the perspective of the dogma and religion of the emperor. 

There exist words and realties that cannot be redefined by man.   The Greek word Gnosis is a word that is beyond man's ability to redefine -- and it indicates Spiritual Knowledge revealed directly to man by God.   Gnosis cannot be written in a book.   It cannot be taught by one man to another.   Gnosis is not at all an alternative historical tradition that was suppressed by the Church or any other group.   Gnosis has nothing to do with the wisdom of this world.   It is impossible to study Gnosis in a school, college or university.   The Gospel of Thomas portrays this world as dwelling in a state of abject poverty, because the wisdom of this world is devoid of the essential elements of what can be portrayed as Higher Spiritual Knowledge -- the Divine Manna of the Kingdom -- or, in the Greek language what is portrayed as Gnosis.   In the original biblical Greek language, the knowledge of man that was taught by other men, was portrayed differently than the Divine Manna of the Kingdom that could ONLY be imparted to man directly from the Logos -- i.e., this Heavenly Spiritual Knowledge was called Gnosis.   Paul taught the necessity of seeking Spiritual Knowledge which in the Greek language is Gnosis -- i.e., Ephesians 1:17 states: "and asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in your knowledge of Him"  This Knowledge that Paul teaches to seek out -- Divine Knowledge that only God can impart to sincere seekers who have prepared themselves to receive the Divine Manna -- is called Gnosis in the Greek language.  The early Christian Valentinius quoted Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians when he made reference to Gnosis Kardias -- or, the enlightened eyes of the heart.   "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints" (Eph 1:18).   And that Paul wanted very much to speak about the Mystery of the Gospel to the Ephesians, but could not, is the reason he portrayed himself as an ambassador in bonds: "And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak" (see Eph 6:19-20).   And how did a seeker/disciple obtain these enlightened eyes of the heart? Very briefly, by putting on the "wedding garment" purity (see The Required Wedding Garment -- and by fulfilling the role of a virgin who awaits the Lord with the oil of purification -- and by becoming the "good ground" that permits the necessary expansion of the facilities of mind to be brought about, which enables the seeker/disciple to be taught by the Indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet.   And in the same way that in the parable of the ten virgins it was said to those who had failed to prepare themselves with the oil of purification that "Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you" -- even though they believed and had called upon the Lord and was awaiting his coming, this reality of the believer who has failed to prepare himself is further explored in the early Christian scripture known as the Shepherd of Hermas.    When rightly understood, one of the primary purposes of the scriptures and the Gospel was to "open the eyes of the heart" as expressed in the words "Gnosis Kardias".   And this is why it is stated: “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).  Thus, the reality of the words: "To him who overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna" (Rev 2:8-17). 

The first scripture that Constantine edited and rewrote was the Book of Acts.   When the Ebionite Nazirenes and the Spiritual Christian -- all of whom ardently rejected the religion of the emperor -- saw what Constantine was doing to the scriptures, they called for a council where it was decided that each of the groups would bury and safeguard a cache of scriptures to be preserved for future use.   Thus, seven (7) libraries of scriptures were buried -- using the geographical places and numbers of the corrupted Book of Acts to mark their location.  Why did they use the numbers and places in the corrupted Book of Acts?  It was recognized that once the Book of Acts was corrupted in order to make is support the religion of the emperor, then it would survive across time -- and thus, it would remain pointing to the seven libraries of scriptures that were preserved for future use.   Why were these more pure copies of the scriptures deemed to valuable to loose?   Because of their ability to present the necessary catalysts to the reader to develop the Intuitive spheres of mind that had the innate potential to tap into the Inner Source of Knowledge (see Linear Vs Intuitive Development Of Mind ) -- enabling the sincere seeker to begin to receive the Divine Manna directly from the Indwelling True Prophet (aka Logos/Son of God).   And because the Ebionite Nazirenes and Spiritual Christians understood The Paradox Of Soul-Reality, the body of Enlightened Seekers understood that they would need these scriptures in the futures lives of their Soul in order to regenerate and restore themselves to the Inner Edenic Kingdom.   

What is known today as the Nag Hammadi Library was one of those caches of preserved scriptures -- another one known as the Oxyrhynchus Papyri was inadvertently destroyed --  which means that there are still five (5) libraries of scriptures waiting to be found and rediscovered.   Among those preserved libraries of scriptures are copies of the original Gospels.   It was not an accident that the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library of Christian scriptures were discovered in the same time-frame.   These caches of scriptures were important in order to bring about the spiritual restoral and rebirth of the Church.   The Dead Sea Scrolls proved that the foundation of the modern Church was a bogus fraud (see Essenes Dead Sea Scrolls).   The Gospel of Thomas has preserved many important teachings that were suppressed and outlawed by the Church (see Gospel Of Thomas).   In addition to The Gospel Enigma That Modern Christians Can't Comprehend, the Gospel of Thomas restores the proper original foundation that totally rejects the Mithraic doctrine of Original Sin (see The Restored Foundation ).   And most importantly The Foundation Of The Soul And The Threefold Self .   In addition to revealing and confirming the true suppressed foundation of the Christian Church, the Dead Sea Scrolls also provided Judaism with both more pure scriptures and a picture of their true spiritual roots. 

When Constantine ordered the destruction of those who opposed the religion of the empire, many of the more pure copies of scriptures were collected and hidden away in what is now the Vatican archives.   The Church of Rome has maintained the position that the Truth in whatever form belongs solely to them -- and these more pure scriptures remain hidden away in the Vatican archives.  Therefore, if the Christian world truly desired to return to their original spiritual roots, and really wanted more pure scriptures, they could demand an accounting of these scriptures that remain stashed away in the Vatican.   

For the most part the modern Church has completely ignored what the scrolls have revealed about the true foundation of Christianity.   Regardless of the facts presented, it has basically been a business as usual environment throughout the mainstream of Christianity.    If a large enough body of Christians arises who are desirous to utilize the resources already provided -- and this body of Christians is in need of more pure copies of the scriptures -- then these additional scriptures will be provided to them through the either the discovery of another library of scriptures that remain hidden away, or some of those original scriptures that have been hidden away from the Christian world will be ferreted out of the Vatican and given into the hands of this more spiritual body of Christians who strive for the restoral and rebirth of the original Gospel teachings.  At the present there does exist people with access to the archives -- but there is no point to reveal the existence of these more pure scriptures, because there does not exist a body of Christians who are prepared to utilize them.   

Lastly, when the more pure scriptures were in the process of being corrupted by the pagan Church of Constantine and the emperors who succeeded him, many copies of pure scriptures were hidden away in some of the monasteries.   One such example is the case of Giordano Bruno who openly taught the reincarnation of the soul -- (quoting) "The soul is not the body and it may be in one body or in another, and pass from body to body" (see 30 Quotes On Reincarnation).  And his position on the soul is further presented in the words: "The divine perfection of the individual soul is the aim of all progression" (Giordano Bruno quoted in Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery; Cranston/Head, editors). Thus, on the higher reality of the Soul that is the Beinf of Light that is our True-Self, Bruno wrote: "Within every man there is a soul-flame, kindled at the sun of thought, which lends us wings whereby we may approach the sun of knowledge." Further stating that: "This principle in man moves and governs the body, is superior to the body, and cannot be constrained by it."  It is Spirit, the Real Self, "in which, from which and through which are formed the different bodies, which have to pass through different kinds of existences, names and destinies" Giordano Bruno taught that the Law of Reincarnation is indissolubly connected with its twin doctrine of Karma, or "High Justice" -- stating that "Every act performed brings its appropriate reward or punishment in another life. In proportion as the soul has conducted itself in a body, it determines for itself its transition into another body."  In his Spaccio de la Bestia Trionfante, which was published in 1584, Bruno described the condition of a soul who had misused its opportunities on earth, saying that such a soul would be "relegated back to another body, and should not expect to be entrusted with the government and administration of a better dwelling if it had conducted itself badly in the conduct of a previous one."  Thus explaining that there are certain individuals whose "soul-flame" has burned more brightly with each succeeding incarnation, leading them by gradual stages to perfection. "These speak and act not as mere instruments of the divine, but rather as self-creative artists and heroes. The former have the divine spirit; the latter are divine spirits."  With respect to the existence and reality of the Inner Teacher that exists within the self of every person, Bruno wrote that: "The Divine Light is always in man, presenting itself to the senses and to the comprehension, but man rejects it" (quoted in Life and Teachings of Giordano Bruno : Philosopher, Martyr, Mystic 1548 - 1600 (1913) by Coulson Turnbull).

Perhaps more importantly is the fact that Giordano Bruno can be used as a demonstration of those Christians who did not subscribe to the dogma of Pagan Rome (see Giordano Bruno).  Quoting the article to present the concepts of cosmology which was foundational to Bruno's positions: "Bruno believed (and praised Copernicus for establishing a scientific explanation for the fact) that the Earth revolves around the sun, and that the apparent diurnal rotation of the heavens is an illusion caused by the rotation of the Earth around its axis. Bruno also held (following Nicholas of Cusa) that because God is infinite the universe would reflect this fact in boundless immensity. Bruno also asserted that the stars in the sky were really other suns like our own, around which orbited other planets. He indicated that support for such beliefs in no way contradicted scripture or true religion ...Under this model, the Sun was simply one more star, and the stars all suns, each with its own planets. Bruno saw a solar system of a sun/star with planets as the fundamental unit of the universe. According to Bruno, infinite God necessarily created an infinite universe, formed of an infinite number of solar systems, separated by vast regions full of Aether, because empty space could not exist. (Bruno did not arrive at the concept of a galaxy.) Comets were part of a synodus ex mundis of stars, and not—as other authors maintained at the time—ephemeral creations, divine instruments, or heavenly messengers. Each comet was a world, a permanent celestial body, formed of the four elements. Bruno's cosmology is marked by infinitude, homogeneity, and isotropy, with planetary systems distributed evenly throughout. Matter follows an active animistic principle: it is intelligent and discontinuous in structure, made up of discrete atoms. This animism (and a corresponding disdain for mathematics as a means to understanding) is the most dramatic respect in which Bruno's cosmology differs from what today passes for a common-sense picture of the universe. During the later 16th century, and throughout the 17th century, Bruno's ideas were held up for ridicule, debate, or inspiration. Margaret Cavendish, for example, wrote an entire series of poems against "atoms" and "infinite worlds" in Poems and Fancies in 1664. Bruno's true, if partial, rehabilitation would have to wait for the implications of Newtonian cosmology."

In the presentation of the esoteric knowledge that was revealed to the inner core of Jesus' disciples, I greatly expand upon the reality of matter and cosmology of mind throughout this present article in order to present an enlightened picture that must be considered if the disciple is to begin to seek and manifest their true spiritual potential. In the same way that much of the body of this esoteric Knowledge (Gnosis) was revealed to me by the True Prophet/Son of God, the question becomes: Was Giordano Bruno put to death for expressing the Knowledge that the Inner Logos/Son of God revealed to him directly?  Which means that Giordano Bruno -- as was the case of countless other Spiritual Christians -- was persecuted because he attempted to present to the people important esoteric truths that they must have an understanding of, in order to bring about the fulfillment of the Gospel Objectives within themselves.

 

  The Fatal Error Of The Church: The question must be posed: Can you just read the Gospels and know the truth? After Paul had personally taught the congregation of Christians at Corinth, he warned them that all he could give and teach them -- and all that they could receive and comprehend -- was the elementary Gospel teachings that were allegorically presented in what appeared to be an historical account of Jesus and him crucified.  Paul portrayed these entry-level doctrines as the traditions of "Jesus and the crucifixion".   This fact is explored and proven in the subheading entitled Mystery Of The Gospel.   Even after personally teaching this Christian Congregation, Paul warns them that the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom is so incomprehensible to man in his "natural" organic condition of mind, that if he even attempted to speak plainly with them in an attempt to convey man's higher reality of soul and spirit which they know absolutely nothing about, they would condemn and reject the spiritual meaning of the Gospel as utter "foolishness"!!!   To even imagine that the modern Christian whose doctrines of belief are based upon what the Biblical scholars point out is the gravely flawed "..source and originality of Christian doctrine” that came into being in the fourth century --  and that the modern believer whose thinking has been imbued with this fourth century pagan dogma can merely open the Bible to confirm their beliefs -- and ignore the warning of Paul and the biblical authors that even those Christians who the Apostles personally taught and were of a more pure understanding could not comprehend the true meaning and the  Mystery Of The Gospel, are a people asking to be deceived.    

The Long Ignored Warning: Paul warns that the higher reality of the soul and the true meaning of the Gospel would be condemned and rejected as utter "foolishness" by the congregation of believers who he had himself taught.   And one of the great inconceivable realities that the congregation of faith-based believers have rarely ever been able to come to terms with, is the fact that in a True Spiritual Religion there is only One Teacher -- and the seeker must therefore learn only from this One Teacher.  To the degree that the Apostle Peter stated to his disciple Clement with respect to learning directly from what the first followers of Jesus portrayed as the True Prophet: Hence, O beloved Clement, if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth. For if any one else knows anything, he has received it from Him or from His disciples” (see True Prophet).     And that man in his organic state of mind is incapable of understanding the true meaning of the scriptures, is demonstrated in the words of Peter when he warns that "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without" (see The Spiritual Disenfranchisement Of The Mind).     And what this statement warns is that because the people of this world rely upon their natural organic senses and mind to assess what they think they see -- failing to distinguish and understand that they dwell in a world of allegorical symbolism and forms that are an allusion/illusion -- that all those who base their conclusions and assumptions on human (organic) perception and reasoning, will remain dwelling under the cloak of ignorance in the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness).   And this is why Jesus taught his disciples to seek out and learn only from the One Teacher who is the True Prophet, who is the Only Source of Knowledge.  

Where can the True Prophet and One Teacher be Found?   While there are virtually countless opinions as to the meaning of the scriptures, only when the scriptures are turned within one's own self and used as the Key of Knowledge -- enabling the seeker to enter in at what is portrayed as the "narrow strait gate" within one's own mind and being (see The Third Fatal Mistake - Not Proving The Truth) -- gaining entrance to the Inner Kingdom -- can the seeker enter the Presence of the True Prophet/Son Of God/Logos -- and fulfill the commandment to learn only from the Source of All Truth.    

When the modern believer opens the Gospels and envisions what he believes to be an historical account, they are totally ignorant of the fact that the authors of the Gospels did not at all write about history.   And in the rejection and condemnation of the original Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus, the whole spiritual meaning and purpose of the Gospel remains an enigma to the Christian world today.   Why were the Ebionites condemned and rejected as heretics?   Because they rejected the very pagan doctrines of belief which were held by the Greeks and Romans who were too heathen to understand the spiritual essence of the Gospel teachings -- doctrines and beliefs which were essentially Mithraic, and has little in common with the original Gospel teachings and objectives.   Historically, it is documented and warned that the most spiritual versions of the Gospels were never given over to the Gentiles (see Most Important Scriptures Never Given To The Gentiles).   And because the Greeks and Romans were too heathen and pagan to understand the spiritual concepts that Jesus revealed to his core disciples, it was warned in the Epistle of Peter And James that, if this esoteric knowledge should ever become lost, that "...it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error" (see Always To Wander In Error).  Why?   Primarily, because they look outwardly for what can only come inwardly.   And because the Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus, along with those Spiritual (Gnostic) Christians who faithfully preserved this framework of esoteric knowledge were hunted down and murdered by the Church of Constantine -- and their scriptures burnt and destroyed -- the Church had thrown away what Jesus portrayed as the Key of Knowledge which is necessary to unlock both the true meaning of the scriptures, -- which spiritual knowledge must be used to unlock and open the inner "narrow strait gate" that provides entrance to the Kingdom that Jesus taught to seek and find.  

The question must be posed: Why does the Gospel account portray Jesus as rejecting the Pharisees as blind guides?   Because they had thrown away the Key of Knowledge.   "Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered" (Luke 11:52 KJV).   And with respect to the proper use of the Key of Knowledge, Jesus stated: "But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in" (Matt 23:13 KJV).   There is no way of evading the teaching that Jesus condemned the Pharisees because of (1) their failure to enter into the Kingdom; and (2) their obstructing the path of those who were striving to enter the Kingdom.   With respect to these ignored and gravely misunderstood words: What was the seeker supposed to use the Key of Knowledge to enter in?   Enter in the Inner Kingdom -- coming into the Presence of the True Prophet -- where the Truth of all Creation would be revealed to them.    And the fact that the carnal Jews has thrown away the Key of Knowledge -- in the same manner that the Church of Rome which called itself Orthodox threw away the Key of Knowledge -- was the reality portrayed in the words: "...hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in"  

The Gospel teachings of Jesus known as TheWay was intended to free the people from the cloud of profound ignorance imposed upon them by the organic limitations of the physical body, and open the door within them to a reality of higher understanding, knowledge and awareness.    An important insight into the very essence of the genuine and original teachings of TheWay is contained in an article in the Encyclopedia Britannica under the heading, The History of Christian Mysticism, where it reads: “Although the essence of mysticism is the sense of contact with the transcendent, mysticism in the history of Christianity should not be understood merely in terms of special ecstatic experiences but as part of a religious process lived out within the context of the Christian community. From this perspective mysticism played a vital part in the early church. Early Christianity was a religion of the spirit that expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”.     What is expressed in these words is of the utmost importance, in that the original teachings of Jesus was not the belief in the Mithraic sun-god of the Church of Constantine -- but rather, the means to make all Christians prophets and mystics as demonstrated in the words: "...From this perspective mysticism played a vital part in the early church. Early Christianity was a religion of the spirit that expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”.  

That modern Christianity has very little in common with the original teachings of Jesus, is demonstrated in the words that the objective of the teachings of TheWay was to bring about "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”  -- which has absolutely nothing in common with the blind faith dogmatized Church that came into being in the fourth century.   And, just as equally important to understand, is that "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”  has absolutely nothing to do with the expansion of the physical brain -- but rather, the development of those areas of mind that the physical brain which is of an earth-vibrational frequency, does not support.   

Until it is recognized that present-day Christianity has absolutely nothing in common with the original objectives and teachings of Jesus and TheWay, then little to no spiritual progress can be made.     Once understood for what they presently are, the modern doctrines of the Church are in fact a synthesis of the most elementary faith-based entry-level Gospel concepts that Paul referred to as the entry-level "testimony of Christ", with the doctrines of Mithraicism which was the Universal Religion of the Roman Empire.    With the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the long suspected evidence was suddenly proven -- i.e., biblical scholars such as A. Powell Davies openly confirmed that: “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” (quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls).    And that, in order for the synthesis of religions to be brought about by the Emperor Constantine, (1) Jesus was declared to be God (see The Ten Words ); (2) the most corrupted copies of the Gospels were further corrupted in order to make them support the doctrines of Pagan Rome (see http://BibleCorruption.com ); (3) and the true, spiritual disciples of Jesus were hunted down by the armies of the emperor, and murdered (see The Death Of The Religion Of Jesus ).    And in the conversion of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay into a faith-based pagan religion, the necessary esoteric knowledge was lost, and mankind was plunged into the abyss of spiritual ignorance.

What is the "testimony of Christ" that Paul taught the congregation at Corinth?   Paul portrays the higher realty of the soul and the Kingdom as the reality of “…things so astounding that they are beyond a man's power to describe or put in words…” -- and the few who possess the Key of Knowledge and are able to open the inner door to the Heavenly Kingdom, after these select few gaze upon these mysteries, what they have witnessed will be of such a profound nature that they will “…not [be] allowed to tell them to others” (2 Cor 12:4 TLB).   So, the question then becomes: How do you start to convey to entry-level faith-based believers what is  "...so astounding that they are beyond a man's power to describe or put in words"???   The only means available is to create a system of allegorical symbols that act as catalysts which begin the process of "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”.    Thus, Paul warns the congregation at Corinth: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).    Spiritually discerned indicated that they are spiritually revealed as the disciple applies the Key of Knowledge to gain entrance to the Kingdom, and is able to receive the Sacred Manna/Gnosis from the True Prophet.   Paul then goes on and warns these believers of a natural mind who were baptized and dedicated to Christ: “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1 NAS).   Thus, these believers could only be taught the doctrine of Jesus Christ and him crucified (1 Cor 2:2), because they were not yet spiritual men -- but rather, they were men of flesh and still very much “babes in Christ”.   Paul then explains that: “I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able” (1 Cor 3:2 NAS - Spiritual Defeat ).    

Why are the scriptures -- as well as the Gospel accounts -- all allegorical symbols that must have the Key of Knowledge applied to them in order to begin to perceive the true meaning of the written word which Paul portrayed as the "letter that killeth"??? (2 Cor 3:6).    Because man's higher soul-reality and the Kingdom is utterly incomprehensible to his very limited organic human understanding -- an understanding which must undergo the process of "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness” in order to perceive and comprehend both the essence of the Gospel, and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God.    And in its original form, the Gospel was designed to bring about the necessary physical transformation that fulfilled the Law within the disciple, and manifest within them what is portrayed as the Final Temple that enables the seeker to enter within the Holy of Holies, and learn from the True Prophet.   This transformation is brought about by becoming the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed.    And this process of expansion which brings about the transformation of body and mind, is portrayed in the words which portray the spiritual increase of those who make themselves the "good ground... [which]  …multiplying thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times” what was initially received (Mark 4:8).   

The scriptures are not at all historical accounts in the manner that they are thought of by modern Christians.   I have already demonstrated that the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom are incomprehensible even to the congregation of believers who have received the testimony of Christ.   Because man's soul and spiritual reality is incomprehensible to him, the scriptures are an allegorical presentation of symbols that act as a catalyst which, when the Key of Knowledge is properly utilized, can be used to gain entrance to the Kingdom within -- drawing the disciple into the Presence of the indwelling True Prophet -- wherein the disciple can begin to receive the revelation of All Truths.   

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  The Great Human Dilemma: There is a reason and a cause for all things -- and this includes why men and women see the world from a different and often conflicting perspective.   In the allegorical account of the Tower of Babel it is stated:  “Now the whole world had one language and a common speech… But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. The LORD said, ‘If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other’” (Gen 11:1-7 NIV).    This confusion that exists among all of mankind has an organic reason that is the result of the Natural Laws which must maintain Balance and Wholeness of Mind across the spectrum of mankind.   Thus, not only is their an important reason why different people perceive and understand the world and all things from a different and often conflicting perspective, but it is these very differences that when rightly understood, has the potential to unlock the mind and totally eradicate the confusion of organic human consciousness.  

Without understanding the allegory of the Tower of Babel Syndrome and the Natural Laws which cause each man to function from a different aspect of mind -- a condition of mind that causes each individual to think and perceive the world differently than the next man (see The Enigma Of The Segmented Mind) -- and why the biblical authors warned that it was impossible for men of a "natural" organic mind to comprehend their own higher soul-reality and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God (see above Fatal Error) -- then The Great Human Dilemma is manifest in the inability of men to communicate from the same perspective -- but this is even more so the Great Dilemma with respect to a Spiritually Mature person who attempts to communicate his higher vision and understanding of reality to those who the Apostle Paul portrays as being of a "natural" organic mindset.    

Einstein, who, like Plato, Pythagoras and other great thinkers, perhaps put the dogmatic dilemma of man into the proper perspective as quoted in the recent biography by Walter Isaacson where it is written: In 1929, during a dinner party in Berlin, someone asked Einstein if he was religious. " Yes, you can call it that," Einstein replied. "Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind the discernible laws and connections there remains something subtle, intangible, and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent, I am, in fact religious."  Shortly after his 50th birthday, Einstein gave an interview during which someone asked him, "Do you believe in God?" Einstein responded, "I'm not an atheist. I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying laws but only dimly understand these laws."  

The word “theology” comes from two Greek words, “theos” meaning “God,” and “Logos” meaning “Word” or Word of God -- but when the core principles of Creation and the Trinity is understood, the word Logos means the Mind of God -- and is the third-force balance between what is portrayed as Mother/Father God (see Logos).   Taken together we have the concept of “knowledge about God.”   Add to this the statement by the Apostle Peter as preserved in the Homilies of his disciple Clement that Hence, O beloved Clement, if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth. (see The True Prophet) -- fulfilling the objective "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me" (John 6:45 NKJ) -- and what we are presented with is the true reality of religion that those who claim to be religious are in denial of.   But to accomplish the primary objective of the scriptures and prevail over the Tower of Babel Syndrome, we must begin to understand the Natural Laws that invokes the mass-confusion in-which organic man finds himself immersed.   Those who are able to begin to attain a higher level of spiritual maturity, are as those who "...are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages."   And in recognizing the mass-confusion that exists among the opinions and perceptions of mankind, those on the path of higher spiritual maturity, are those who "...dimly suspect a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is"  -- recognizing that "...the universe [is] marvelously arranged and obeying laws but only [a very few among mankind are able to] dimly understand these laws."   But those who do, and are able to bring the the great segmentation of language and mind together within themselves to achieve Wholeness, are able to fulfill the Royal Law and "...then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them."

In understanding what is being presented, it is important to recognize that when Peter stated that one can live a spiritual life and "...hasten the coming of the day of God" (2 Peter 3:12 NKJV), the only possible interpretation is the fulfillment of the End Times within one's own mind and being.   And the Gospels speak of those who will see and experience the Kingdom Coming within them -- i.e., “But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God.” (Mt 16:28; Mark 9:1; Luke 9:27).  And Peter portrayed the Anointing (Messiah/Christ) of the disciples as the fulfillment of the End Times Prophecies: "Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord’" (Acts 2:14-21 NIV). While the the "...blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord’" did not transpire in the outer world -- yet, what is signified in the allegory did happen within the disciples who saw and experienced the Kingdom (second coming) come within them.  Since what is portrayed in the name Jesus is the pattern of salvation, when you pick up your own cross and immerse yourself in the Pattern, only then can the Christ come within you.  The objective of the Gospel is to Enter In The House with the Lord (see  below: In The House).  While those who are portrayed as being "outside", can only be taught in the enigma of parables -- because they dwell in a shadow-world of illusions, and are incapable of comprehending the higher reality of their own souls.  And this is exactly what is portrayed at the end of the Book of Revelation where the people who dwell under the illusions of what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" ( see Outer Darkness) as being "outside" -- i.e., "But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie" (Rev 22:14-15 NKJ).  The whole quotation portrays those who have prevailed and overcome, and are able to enter through the gates of what is often portrayed as Spiritual Jerusalem: "Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie" (Rev 22:14-15 NKJ). And the process of "...entering through the gates into the city" is parallel to that of "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Matt 7:13-14 NIV).

The Proper Application Of The Key Of Knowledge: Once the scriptures are properly understood, they are very much the Key of Knowledge that if properly turned within and used to open the inner "narrow strait gate", they will enable the seeker to learn directly from the One True Teacher, and bestow upon such a sincere disciple the Life that the Gospels promise to the faithful believer.    Which means that even those who claim to believe, and yet fail to fulfill the spiritual objective of the Gospels within themselves, are those who walk upon the broad-way of self destruction -- i.e., "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." (Matt 7:13-14 NKJ).   And when Jesus was asked directly when the Kingdom of God would come upon the earth as Jews and Christians believe, Jesus said it would never come upon the earth, because it is within us all: "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).   That modern Christians walk the broad-way of self-destruction, is because long ago the Church threw away the  Key of Knowledge in the manner of the carnal Jews -- and thus, what was said of the Jews then, is true of the Christians today: "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52).

In the same way that Jesus expected the leaders of the Jews to properly apply the Key of Knowledge and enter the (inner) Kingdom (see GateOfEden.com) -- and thereby become enlightened to the Truth directly from the Source of All Truth (see The True Prophet) -- in their failure to properly apply the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge, they made themselves blind guides who were leading the people in the wrong direction down what Jesus called the "broad-way of destruction", making themselves apostates to the Kingdom of God.   Thus, the reality of the crucial questions that modern Christians close their eyes to is this: (1) How did the Pharisees and Jewish authorities "...hide the key to knowledge from the people"?    (2) Why did Jesus condemn the leaders of the Jews for failing to enter the Kingdom themselves? -- i.e., "...You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves"!   And, (3) how did the religious leaders of the Jews "...prevent others from entering?" 

That the primary objective of the Gospel is to prepare and enable the seeker/disciple to enter the Kingdom, is further demonstrated in Jesus' condemnation of the blind religious leaders as seen in the words: "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to" (Matt 23:13 NIV).   Which means that the Kingdom of God is not something that will come as we wait for it to arrive in this world, which Jesus portrayed as the Far Country -- but rather, it is a reality which man must seek, find and enter -- which is why Jesus warned that those who do not themselves pick up their own cross and travail in TheWay, are neither believers or worthy to be called his disciples and followers.   Allegorically, the restoration of the prodigal son to his rightful place in the Kingdom is portrayed as the resurrection -- and that this resurrection can only be attained and brought about while in the body-vessel, is demonstrated in the statement of the Gospel of Philip in the warning: "Those who say that first they shall die and (then) they shall arise are confused. If they do not first receive the resurrection (while) they live, they will not receive anything (when) they die" (see Gospel Of Philip).   But perhaps even more important is the fact that the Christians, like the Jews before them, have themselves thrown away the Key of Knowledge -- and they have promoted the doctrines and traditions of pagan Rome -- the Christians have preached a doctrine where they teach the people to "...commit apostasy" where they "...crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt" -- and as an apostate to the New Covenant, Paul warns that "...there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins" (see TheLie.org ).   And like the carnal Jews whose heart was hardened by their spiritually apathetic ways, they condemn the Truth and the Gospel Objectives as heresy!

The question should be posed: Can we just read the literal text of the scriptures and know the truth?   In the manner that Christians attempt to do today?   Paul called the written words of the scriptures the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6) -- because most of the literal written word that appeared to be historical, was little more than "Jewish fables" (Titus 1:14).   He warned the baptized believers at Corinth that until they undergo the necessary process of spiritual transformation, that their natural organic mind will be incapable of understanding the true meaning of the Gospel (see Mystery), and they will look upon the Mysteries of God as "foolishness" -- i.e., “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).   And he warned these baptized and confirmed Christians of whom it was said that they had received all the gifts and testimony of the Gospel of Christ, that their untransformed mind was yet too carnal to comprehend and begin to grasp the necessary higher realities of soul and spirit -- i.e., “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ (1 Cor 3:1 NAS).   Further explaining that what is known as the testimony of Jesus Christ and him crucified is the "milk" of the Gospel -- meant for entry-level believers who have only begun their journey in TheWay -- i.e., Paul warns: “I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able” (1 Cor 3:2 NAS).     

To ignore this warning by Paul, as well as a parallel warning by Jesus himself, and a warning by Peter and all the early elders and leaders of the Church, is to cast one's self into a Spiritual Diaspora of profound ignorance that will be near impossible to emerge from -- i.e., biblically portrayed as the "broad-way of death".   Further, unlike the modern believer, the above words were written by Paul to a congregation of Christians who he (Paul) had himself taught the meaning of the Gospel.   And what Paul was stating was that it would be impossible for them to understand the true meaning of the Gospel, until which time their minds became transformed and evolved into a state of spiritual maturity that would enable them to perceive and understand what was incomprehensible to those Christians who could only comprehend the Gospel and the meaning of the scriptures from a human physical perspective.   And this fact was confirmed by Jesus in the parable of the Sower and the Seed when he warned those who had received the Word:  “And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?” (Mark 4:13 KJV).  And to put this great biblical truth in the more modern language of the New Living Translation: “But if you can't understand this story, how will you understand all the others I am going to tell?”     And what this means is that if you fail to understand and put into practice the essential teachings of the parable of the Sower and the Seed in every aspect of your life, that there is no means for you to perceive and comprehend anything beyond what Paul portrayed as the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6) -- which was in fact the plight of the Pharisees who had thrown away the Key of Knowledge.

 

 

It is impossible to even begin to comprehend the True Nature of the Scriptures, unless you understand (1) the reality that what is portrayed as the Kingdom of God is within you; (2) the Cosmology of Mind (see SoulSelf.org ); (3) the reality of the pre-existent soul that evolves to Completion over the course of many lifetimes; (4) and that all events that transpire in the present, has been directly orchestrated by the past actions of the people involved (see This World As The Living Bio-Feedback Organism).  

While a great number of scholars and modern biblical experts attempt to portray many of the biblical accounts as being based upon stories, myth and even folklore, the authors of the scriptures typically used what the people already believed and accepted -- rewrote the accounts with added names, numbers and important allegorical symbols -- in order to regenerate them into a threefold account that acted as catalysts in the minds of the more serious seeker.   Gnostics, and all Spiritual Visionaries, communicate in the meaning of names, numbers and places -- and often combinations of names in relation to places -- with added number qualifiers used to express a meaning not at all apparent to the mind or organic man whose consciousness is still carnal and earth-bound (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature).   And until man's animal nature is transformed and refined so as to manifest an environment that will sustain man's suppressed soul and spiritual nature, he will remain incapable of comprehending not only the true meaning of the scriptures, but also the very nature and reality of the life he is presently living.  In many instances, the meaning of a symbol must be understood in relation to its numerical qualifier -- which is why enlightened visionaries such as Pythagoras placed such great emphasis on the relationship of math and numbers to understanding what man sees and thinks he understands.

The disciples were portrayed as being In The House, because each of them had brought about at least the next stage of soul-birth -- and were working on various stages of spiritual-birth in the threefold process of birth. The disciples, therefore, not only understood the esoteric meaning of the parables which the multitude of people were blind to -- i.e., “Unto you [the disciples in the House] it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without [in the outer darkness of mind and being], 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) -- but they understood the esoteric nature of the illusions of this world.

In the same way that all those who have yet to bring about the next stage of soul-birth are in Jesus' words "without" -- and are therefore blind and deaf to what exists beyond the vibrational frequencies of the earth -- those who have brought about the next stage of birth and are portrayed as being In The House, are those who Jesus portrayed in the plurality of the words: "...We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness".   That Mystics, who are true Gnostics the world over, throughout all of man's history, have known the great truth to this reality of the threefold birth -- and that all of nature is imbued with a uniform allegorical reality of mind impressed into the forms of the outer world -- is the reason why the ignorant critics of the scriptures and opponents of religion are under the grave misconception that each religion copies its tenets of belief from other religions. Thus, the DVD entitled The God Who Wasn't There states: "The Jesus of the Gospels bears a striking resemblance to other ancient heroes and the figureheads of pagan savior cults" -- and yet, this statement when rightfully understood, is representative of the same profound ignorance of Nicodemus and the carnal Jews who Jesus condemned as throwing away the Key of Knowledge, and leading the people in the broad-way of their own destruction. The fact that all religions employ the same symbolism, is because the forms of nature are imbued with the lower aspects of mind that must be subdued and overcome within each person -- and this is true the world over. Of the PBS series The Bible's Buried Secrets, archaeologist William Dever of the University of Arizona stated: "It challenges the Bible's stories if you want to read them literally, and that will disturb many people." In further examining the problem: "The farther you go in the biblical text, the more difficult it is to find historical material in it," says David Ilan of the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. "The patriarchs go back to Genesis. Genesis is, for the most part, a compilation of myths, creation stories, things like that. And to find a historical core there is very difficult." For instance, archaeologists have found evidence that a small group of Canaanite slaves escaped from Egypt — not the mass migration described in Exodus. What both the believers and the critics have yet to understand and acknowledge, is the fact that the biblical authors who were Mystics, purposely wrote the scriptures with unhistorical assertions and events intertwined into the text, in order to inhibit the people from reading them literally or historically -- thereby forcing the intelligent seeker to look beyond what Paul portrayed as the "letter that killeth", and seek the inner esoteric meaning.

All religions have a common theme and utilize the same allegorical forms. Why? Because all of nature is imbued with the allegorical symbols of mind that they represent. If a biology class in the United States teaches about the organs of the body, are they copying what is taught in England, or the biology class in France? If a school in Brazil teaches about reproduction, are they copying what is taught in Canada? In the same way that man did not invent the organs and systems of the body, neither did man invent the allegorical symbols of mind with which all of nature is imbued.

The idea that the scriptures were written by flawed mortal men, is simply not true.   The closer the person you are in this world draws nearer to their higher Soul-Self (see http://SoulSelf.org ), the more they can no longer be defined by human standards.  And a person who walked the earth 2000 years ago who had achieved Soul-Oneness through the next stage of birth, knew quantifiably more that our most esteemed modern scholars and experts.   Why?   Because when you become At-One with your higher soul-self, you not only see things as they truly are from the Source -- in contradistinction to seeing from the perspective of the illusions of Plato's Cave or the Gospel portrayal of the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- and you are also able to draw upon the cumulative knowledge and experiences of all the lives that your higher soul-self has ever lived (see Christian Reincarnation).   Add to this that all the images which man sees with his physical senses are in fact allegorical shadow-images impressed into the forms of matter -- and that from a higher soul-perspective, all things are seen and understood as they really are -- organic man who is subject to cave-illusions, would be rightly portrayed in the scriptures as blind in comparison.   It is important also to point out that modern quantum physicists have proven the validity of the what is portrayed as a shadow-world in Plato's Cave (see Science Proves Religion).  And this is why the Gospel of Thomas declares: (5) Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you".    The question must be posed: Why do you have to recognize what it in your sight?   The answer: Because all you are able to see with your physical senses is the shadow-images being danced upon the wall of Plato's Cave.  Further, because the Source of these images originates in a twelve-dimensional realm, all that you are able to perceive with your physical senses is a three-dimensional allegorical image of a higher reality that is beyond your perceptive vision and comprehension.   Bound by your organic consciousness, you imagine that the images you see are real and complete -- which they are not.   What you see are three-dimensional shadow-images of a higher twelve-dimensional reality that you lack the mental Wholeness to comprehend the true meaning of.    

The enlightened men who authored the scriptures, were able to perceive and comprehend a greater reality from the perspective of the Source of the images which is beyond the vision and comprehension of man.   Paul could not convey the spiritual meaning of the Gospel to the Christians at Corinth who he had personally taught, because they were still bound by organic perception and understanding (see http://TheThreeLies.com#mystery ).   “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1 NAS) -- which could be stated: I could only speak to you as men of organic reason who can only perceive three-dimensional shadow-images.   “I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able” (1 Cor 3:2 NAS) -- milk signifying the three-dimensional shadow-images of what Paul portrayed as the "testimony" of Christ -- in contradistinction to the Spiritual Meaning of the Gospel.      

Why couldn't Paul convey to the people who he had personally instructed the Spiritual Gospel Meaning?   Why can't man in his organic condition of mind perceive anything beyond the shadow-images and the limitation of three-dimensional reasoning.   Much of it has to do with the lack of development of the Intuitive spheres of mind (see The Heightening And Expansion Of Mind) -- and the grave limitation in the mindset that only what he sees is real.   In the subheading of a page I am presently working on entitled The Holographic Enigma Of The Tower Of Babel Syndrome, I examine the interaction of the Linear and Intuitive spheres of mind -- and in one place I use the quotations from the forward of The Secretes Of Mary Magdalene (quoting): 
 

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

In the same way that Peter as representing the (male) linear-rational spheres of mind states of the intuitive visions and wisdom of Mary Magdalene: "...These are certainly strange ideas", it is a fact that it is the lopsided development of what Einstein portrayed as the linear-rational servant that inhibits the development of the intuitive-gift -- i.e., as seen in Einstein's statement that “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”     Without the balanced development of the intuitive, the linear-rational which only senses outwardly, arrives as a point where it becomes what can be portrayed as flat-lined -- which in turn inhibits the further development of the linear rational servant from itself maturing beyond organic limitations. 
 

Notice that in the Gospel of Phillip the belief in the virgin birth as being physical, is portrayed as the “faith of fools” who fail to comprehend spiritual matters.  And that the linear spheres of mind as allegorically represented as Peter, states of the intuitive vision and wisdom of the Intuitive spheres of mind as represented in the allegorical image of Mary Magdalene, Peter states: "...These are certainly strange ideas".   Quoting from Intuitive Mind vs Linear Rational"...biblical figures as Mary Magdalene is not the personification of an historical person -- but rather, the purification, development and raising up of the (feminine) intuitive aspects of the disciples own mind.    In the Gospels associated with Mary Magdalene it is written: “She speaks to the other disciples about Jesus and what she’s seen, and Peter says, ‘I don’t believe the Lord said these things. These are certainly strange ideas.’ And she says, ‘Well, do you think I made them up? Do you think I’m lying about the Lord?’ ”   In this allegorical representation, the linear-rational aspect of mind is represented in Peter's inability to comprehend what the feminine-intuitive as represented in the allegorical personification of Mary Magdalene reveals.   And since these intuitive visions, impressions and wisdom does not support the linear reasoning of the masculine vision of this world and Creation, in most people they are rejected." 
 

Organic man in all but a few instances, see the world from a linear perspective -- not realizing that what he sees is three-dimension shadow-images that are incomplete.   But while woman does have a greater natural intuitive perception, these perceptions that men are for the most part blind to, are largely ignored.   Returning back to The Holographic Enigma Of The Tower Of Babel Syndrome, The proper development of the mind to eclipse what can be called organic human limitations, is dependent upon the interaction of the linear and intuitive spheres of mind.   But when the intuitive perception is inhibited, and development is suppressed, even the linear is flat-lined from any development beyond what is portrayed in the Gospels as carnal and restricted consciousness.    The linear mind of man remains limited in its development, because the intuitive remains infantile and shackled in a captive environment where it is only permitted to express itself in linear terms.  While the inward looking intuitive has the potential to access higher consciousness and states of mind and being, it is unable to arise to its intended potential because of the shackles placed upon it by a thoroughly domineering and controlling linear culture.    Like a woman who in many Islamic cultures are forced to dwell in an imprisoned world beneath a Burka -- not permitted to openly express herself except when accompanied by a male relative -- totally deprived of the ability to openly speak on her own behalf -- the natural expression of the intuitive mind has been so impeded by our linear-driven culture, that it has remained undeveloped and unreliable as a resource (see Opening And Unlocking the Mind).   Because the male-linear as portrayed as the portrayal of Peter takes the position that "...These are certainly strange ideas", when the perceptions of the feminine-intuitive is encountered, the merger of impressions can never be brought about -- thus, flat-lining the union at a very low-self carnal perception of man's true reality.   

When Fundamentalists attempt to read the scriptures and see only the three-dimensional images, they remain blind to the true meaning.   The Intuitive spheres of mind which remain suppressed, perceive and understand the symbols in both the scriptures and the outer world, from a totally different and often opposite perspective -- and if the male/female (linear/feminine) opposites are brought together in one vision, then you have a six-dimensional vision that looks entirely different than the three-dimensional perception of the (male) linear.  And this is the beginning of the Gospel of Thomas statement:  "...and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female".   The interaction of male/female (linear/intuitive) has the potential to greatly expand the mind of the disciple as portrayed in the subheading Opening And Unlocking The Mind -- and this is especially true, when brought together in the positive environment of the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower And The Seed, is able to expand the mind and enable it to perceive and understand from a twelve-dimensional perception of reality.  What this means is that the biblical authors composed Whole Twelve Dimensional Scriptures, using the same allegorical symbols of the Language of the Soul which all of Creation is composed in, in order to present a Whole Vision of man's true reality.   And while the Fundamentalist and those bound by the linear vision only see the three-dimensional images that are employed in these Scriptural Masterpieces -- being bound by what the Gospel of Philip portrays as the “faith of fools” who fail to comprehend spiritual matters -- limited by their own lopsided linear-dominate development and perception -- the perpetual reference to those who possess the eyes to see and ears to hear, is in reference to those who can balance the Intuitive/Linear (male/female) visions of reality and perceive from a six-dimensional perception -- and have begun to expand that into the twelve-dimensional perception and understanding of all that they see. 

The scriptures are very much a text-book for escaping the limitations of the illusions of Plato's Cave.   As the seeker/disciple begins to perceive the Whole of the Scriptures, they are then able to begin to see the Whole of Creation.   And as they more and more begin to tap into the higher reality of their Soul-Self that dwells in a higher reality than this world, they are then able to begin to see all things as they really are.   The biblical authors could not compose scriptures from a twelve-dimensional linear (literal) perspective, because the linear vision of reality is only a fragment of the whole -- and it is impossible to portray the whole dimensional perspective in the limitations of a three-dimensional vision.   And what makes the problem even more complex, is the fact that the unevolved linear perspective is only one-twelfth of the whole -- and the three-dimensions of the linear vision is one-third of the one-twelfth.   Which is why the Pharisees who read the scriptures literally -- throwing away the Key of Knowledge by observing the Law in outward ritual and tradition -- were portrayed as blind guides that led their followers into the ditch of this world.  The ditch which in most instances was the only sewerage system, was full of everything vial and poisonous.   

 

 Table Of Contents

 

 

A Confrontation With A Long Ignored Reality

A Confrontation With A Long Ignored Reality

Spiritual Amnesia - Arrested Mental Development

Anamnesis - Innate Knowledge Of The Truth Of All Truths

Animal Consciousness - What Difference Does It Make?

Animals That Walk In The Form Of Mankind

The Audacity Of Abject Ignorance

Animal Sacrifice And The Living Temple

The True (Unknown) Nature And Reality Of The Scriptures

The Original Design And Purpose Of The Gospels

The Original Spiritual Language Of The Scriptures

The Essene Foundation Of Judaism And Christianity

The Books With The Power To Deceive - Bad Beliefs About God

Can You Get An Original Pure Copy Of The Gospels?

The Fatal Error Of The Church

The Human Dilemma

What Is The Objective Of Life And Original Intent Of The Scriptures?

Scriptures Written By Mystics - Hunted Down As Heretics

Condition Of Mind

In The House - Taught In Parables - The Key Of Knowledge

What Jesus Do You See?

The Parabolic Bottom Line

 

Flawed Human Reasoning

The Gospel And The Pre-Existent Soul

 

 The Bible As A Trojan Horse

 

 The Hidden Reality Of The Old Testament

 

Why Don't You Remember Your Past Lives? 

 The Necessity Of Evil

The Jesus Test

The Journey Of The Soul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  What Is The Objective Of Life And Original Intent Of The Scriptures?   In the Sermon on the Mount at Matt 5:48 Jesus states to the people: "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."    But since few men understand the relationship of Wholeness to that of the necessary Perfection that Jesus taught must be achieved, both the scriptures and life in this realm remain an enigma that is impossible for organic man to come to terms with.   Perfection is a condition of mind (supported by the physical body) that is brought about through achieving evolutionary Wholeness and Completion.    The evolutionary process is brought about and initiated through the "heightening and expansion of mind" beyond organic physical limitations that brings about the condition that enables the mind of the individual to become Anointed (Messiah/Christ) -- enabling such a person to see and understand all things from an Enlightened Vision of Knowing and Being.   This Enlightened Condition requires the seeking and living of Higher Spiritual Truth, and manifesting that Higher Truth in one's life in the present.   And herein lies the crux of the problem as seen in the reality that because the vast majority of mankind has little interest in seeking and living this Higher Knowledge and Truth -- or understanding why each man sees both the scriptures and the world from a very different perspective.    And unless a person first comes to understand why each man sees and understands differently from the next, no "heightening and expansion of mind"  can be brought about, and no real spiritual gain can be achieved.   

In the Homilies of his disciple Clement, the Apostle Peter warns that when reading the scriptures contrary to the objectives and purpose of the original authors, that it is the intentional design of the authors that each person only sees what they are predisposed by their own fallible beliefs and mindset to see -- and nothing more.   Thus, Peter confirms the effect of the Tower of Babel Syndrome that plagues all of mankind.  And because of this fact, Peter warns that those who attempt to read the scriptures without first bringing about that condition within themselves that opens their perception and understanding, that they remain blind to "...the truth, but simply [see] what he wishes to find...” in the scriptures (see The Books With The Power To Deceive).     In like manner, Paul stated to the congregation of believers that he had himself taught at Corinth, that while they had received what Paul portrayed as the "testimony of Christ and him crucified" -- i.e., the quasi-historical narrative that Paul portrayed as "milk" for "babes in Christ" that he set forth for the conversion of entry-level believers -- he also warned that their organic (carnal) condition of body and mind would cause them to totally reject the spiritual meaning of the scriptures and Gospel teachings -- which included a rejection of the higher reality of the soul and what Paul portrayed as the Mysteries of the Kingdom (see Mystery Of The Gospel).   Thus, what Paul warned them was that in their present "natural" organic condition of mind, that they were incapable of comprehending the higher spiritual truths of the Gospel.   And when it is recognized that in the Gospel account, Jesus could only reveal the Core Spiritual Truths to his immediate disciples who had themselves walked the path of Spiritual Transformation -- i.e., Paul taught that sincere and faithful believers must "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV) -- then it is imperative for an intelligent seeker to recognize the reality that normal human consciousness is virtually blind to the true meaning of the scriptures and the core Gospel teachings.   Why?   Because each person's perception and understanding is fragmented in accord with the Laws they were born under in --  and so long as they lack Wholeness, they will remain under the dilemma of the Tower of Babel Syndrome.   

How can this be, you ask?  The answer is seen in the fact that the vast majority of people who read the scriptures are not sincere seekers of Truth -- but rather, they read the scriptures from an organic mindset, to confirm what they have been taught by others to believe -- which in most instances, their beliefs accommodate and support the mindset and lifestyle that is culturally convenient for them to live.   That the scriptures contain numerous passages that is in conflict with what they have come to dogmatically believe and the manner of their cultural lifestyle -- and it is for this reason as to why Jesus portrayed them as the blind who were dull of hearing, heart and mind.   And because the true meaning of the scriptures was, and remains so incomprehensible to the thinking of organic man, that it was necessary to open the minds of the disciples to the true meaning -- "Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures" (Luke 24:45).   

Modern Christians would like to believe that they see and understand the true meaning of the scriptures -- and yet, Paul himself dispels this great myth when he warns that the Christians who he had himself taught at Corinth were yet too carnal to understand the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Gospel and the Kingdom of God.   Thus, Paul warns the baptized and committed Christians who he portrays as too carnal to understand the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom: "Howbeit we speak wisdom among the perfect: yet a wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, which are coming to nought" (1 Cor 2:6).    What Paul is stating is that only those who have themselves evolved and spiritually transformed their lower carnal nature, are capable of comprehending the higher wisdom of the spirit that is not of this world -- a higher spiritual wisdom that not only the faith-based Christians, but also those who Paul portrays as the rulers and authorities of this world are incapable of comprehending.     

 

  Scriptures Written By Mystics Who Were Hunted Down As Heretics: A few facts to consider is that the scriptures were written by Mystics who (1) possessed a Knowledge that the biblical authors portrayed as incomprehensible to the congregation of believers (see Mystery Of The Gospel) -- (2) whose higher spiritual vision of what they portrayed as Essential Truths, was in fact outlawed by the later Roman Church as heresy.   And that organic man rejects and distains the Light of the Truth, is why Jesus said of the Jews that they "...kill the prophets and stone those sent to you" (Luke 13:34) -- but this reality of Mystics being hunted down as heretics is equally true of all of man's religions.   With this indisputable fact of history recognized, it is important to also recognize that this rejection of those who know the Truth was of such a deep seated reality of carnal man's rejection of Higher Truth, that Jesus warned his core disciples that they would be hunted down and murdered in the name of the god which the people worshiped -- i.e., "...They will make you outcasts from the [synagogues, churches and mosques] but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God" (John 16:1-2 NAS).    (3) Which threat of death forced the biblical authors to use a special CODE which they portrayed as the Key of Knowledge -- (4) which CODE permitted them to preserve and conceal their Spiritual Truths from the eyes and understanding of the ordinary reader and believer whose Paradigm of Thinking and Mind is totally earth-bound.   And, it must be noted, that if the vast majority of Jews could perceive the the inner meaning of the Torah -- that if the Fundamentalist Christians could perceive the inner meaning of the Gospels -- and if believers, critics and supposed experts alike who only see the letter of the written word, could even for a moment perceive the true inner meaning of the very scriptures they promote or question, they would all equally condemn and reject the Great Truths that were preserved beneath the cloak of the allegorical text which Paul portrayed as "the letter that killeth" -- labeling the meaning as diabolical heresy.   Why?   Because the condition of their mind is carnal and bound by the thinking of this world -- which carnal condition of mind Paul correctly portrays as "animal consciousness" (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature).   Jesus portrayed this realm as the "outer darkness" of Mind and Being -- which, when rightly understood, is parallel to the analogy of Plato's Cave of Illusions.   Why?   Because this realm is a three-dimensional reality which presents allegorical shadow-images of man's twelve-dimensional higher realty (see Why Can't Truth Exist In This World?).    Which means that the images which man sees with his physical senses, are allegorical catalysts which portray a higher twelve-dimensional reality that as Paul states, men of organic consciousness would portray as "foolishness".   Moreover, because modern biblical readers don't at all understand how to apply what Jesus portrayed as the Key of Knowledge to the scriptures and unlock the true inner spiritual meaning -- and neither are they even prepared to apply the Key of Knowledge to unlock the mysteries of life itself -- they continue to promote what they outwardly condemn and reject as heresy.  

From the perspective of a long ignored reality, there are a number of important points that each person who opens the pages of the scriptures must by necessity come to terms with:  (1) In the first place, the scriptures are not historical narratives -- and when understood within their original context, they possess virtually little to no historical value whatsoever.   That is not to say that they are not written in what appears on the surface to be an historical cloak that presents the illusion of being historical -- because they are!   But this facade itself only provides a cloak to conceal the inner meaning by providing the appearance of being historical, in order to insure the preservation of the inner spiritual meaning for those few who have the "eyes to see".   Which means that those very few who understand the necessity of applying the Key of Knowledge, perceive that the scriptures must only be understood in the present tense -- and when properly understood, what the scriptures portray is the workings of the Forces and Laws within the disciple's own mind and being.    What this means is that the scriptures are purely spiritual writings -- possessing depth that organic man in his natural physical condition of mind is blind to -- and the true meaning can only be perceived by those who are themselves spiritual.   In view of the fact that nearly everyone who opens the scriptures without understanding the original objectives of the authors, all equally throw away what Jesus called the Key of Knowledge, they all remain virtually blind to the true meaning.   Why?   It is impossible to perceive and understand the true spiritual meaning of both the scriptures and all of life, without the proper application of the Key of Knowledge that unlocks the CODE -- a CODE which enables the reader to peal back the cloak of the quasi-historical narrative text, and reveal the underlying sacred meaning.   (2) Secondly, the scriptures are composed by mystics who are no longer blinded by their lower carnal nature, and would be deemed heretics if they spoke openly about what they knew and witnessed as truth -- and even then, throughout most of history these very same mystics have been perpetually hunted down and murdered as heretics.   So, with this fact in mind we must pose the question: Would the authors of the scriptures reveal sacred truths that are incomprehensible to man (see Mystery Of The Gospel) in his organic condition of mind?   Truths that the common body of people and even believers would condemn as heresy?   And this is why Jesus warned never to reveal the esoteric knowledge of TheWay to those who are immature in their spiritual walk -- i.e., "Never give what is holy to dogs or throw your pearls before pigs. Otherwise, they will trample them with their feet and then turn around and attack you" (Mat 7:6 ISV).   Of the meaning of this passage, Gill's Exposition of the Bible states: "Here the phrase is used in a metaphorical sense; and is generally understood of not delivering or communicating the holy word of God, and the truths of the Gospel, comparable to pearls, or the ordinances of it, to persons notoriously vile and sinful: to men, who being violent and furious persecutors, and impudent blasphemers, are compared to 'dogs'; or to such, who are scandalously vile, impure in their lives and conversations, and are therefore compared to swine"   And this commandment not to reveal the esoteric knowledge of the Gospel is confirmed in the Homilies of Peter's disciple Clement were Peter is quoted as stating: “We remember that our Lord and teacher, as commanding, said to us, guard the mysteries for me, and the sons of my house. Wherefore also he explained to his disciples, privately, the mysteries of the kingdoms of the heavens.”

Therefore, when confronting the true reality of the scriptures one must first ask themselves: Why would the authors of the scriptures openly write about mysteries that would be incomprehensible to the people?   Mysteries that would invoke the wrath of their religious and secular leaders?   To the degree that throughout most of history they have been hunted down, tortured, perhaps burnt at the stake, and murdered in a most painful manner?   (3) In truth, the authors of the scriptures were Gnostics -- and the true meaning of the word Gnosis (see Gnosis) which was declared to be heresy by the Church of Rome, is the Divine Manna or Knowledge of the Kingdom which can only be revealed directly by God -- and only to those who, because of their total and absolute faithfulness, were able to receive the Sacred Truth directly from the Source.   Therefore, the primary objective of the scriptures is to conceal and preserve esoteric truths for fellow sincere seekers both in the present, and even more importantly, in the future.  (4) It must also be understood that the objective of Mysticism is to overcome the limitations of man's physical senses -- circumvent the very limited knowledge of this world -- and position themselves to receive Gnosis (Spiritual Knowledge) directly from God -- i.e., "It is written in the Prophets: 'They will all be taught by God'" (John 6:45 NIV).    Therefore, all true seekers/disciples who walk the mystic path and are moved by a sincere desire to be  "...taught by God" must understand why the few have a greater capacity to understand, than the vast majority who Paul warns will reject the higher knowledge of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom as utter "foolishness" (see Mystery Of The Gospel).   Thus, what makes one person different from the next -- what makes one person moved with a compelling desire to seek Truth over the dogma and limited philosophy of men.    And in coming to terms with the vast differences that set men apart from each other, it is imperative for a sincere seeker to understand the evolution of the soul over the course of many lifetimes (see Preexistent Soul).    In the words of St. Jerome (340-420): “The doctrine of transmigration (reincarnation) has been secretly taught from ancient times to small numbers of people, as a traditional truth which was not to be divulged” -- and what this means is that the vast majority of believers had absolutely no reason to even acquire this esoteric knowledge that was revealed only to the inner core of the Church (see The Secret Doctrine).  

In the same way that St. Jerome stated that the teaching on the transmigration of the soul was in fact "...a traditional truth which was not to be divulged” to the congregation of faith-based believers, the Church was in fact attacked on this point and portrayed as a "secret system" in a second century published writing known as The True Word, by Celsus, the Epicurean Philosopher and opponent of Christianity (see The Secret Doctrine).    Seventy years after its publication The True Word was still so widely circulated, that the Church Father Origen was commissioned by St. Ambrosius to refute this attack by Celsus.   When Celsus attacked the Church for being a “secret system”, teaching the congregation of faith-based believers a different doctrine than those who can be portrayed as "mature" Christians, Origen replied: “Moreover, since he frequently calls the Christian doctrine a secret system, we must confute him on this point also, since almost the entire world is better acquainted with what Christians preach than with the favorite opinions of philosophers. For who is ignorant of the statement that Jesus was born of a virgin, and that He was crucified, and that His Resurrection is an article of faith among many, and that a general judgment is announced to come, in which the wicked are to be punished according to their desserts, and the righteous to be duly rewarded?”

Fundamentally, what Origen enumerated was elementary Christian doctrine 101 -- i.e., what the Apostle Paul refers to as the “milk” -- or that basic doctrine which still exists to this very day. Origen acknowledged these doctrines -- refuted Celsus by stating that these beliefs are openly expounded as articles of Christian faith, and then Origen explained: “And yet the mystery of the Resurrection, not being understood, is made a subject of ridicule among the unbelievers. In these circumstances, to speak of the Christian doctrine as a secret system is altogether absurd. But that there should be certain doctrines, not made known to the multitude, which are after the exoteric ones having been taught, is not a peculiarity of Christianity alone, but also of philosophic systems, in which certain truths are exoteric and others are esoteric. Some of the heroes of Pythagoras were content with his ipse dixit; while others were taught in secret those doctrines which were not deemed fit to be communicated to the profane and insufficiently prepared ears. Moreover, all the mysteries that are celebrated everywhere throughout Greece and the barbarous countries, although held in secret, have no discredit thrown upon them, so that it is in vain he endeavors to calumniate the secret doctrines of Christianity, seeing that he does not correctly understand its nature”.

It is important that the reader not skim over this rather profound statement that was composed by Origen in reply to the allegations of Celsus with respect to the acknowledgement that Christianity was very much a secret system where some were taught  a very simple entry-level doctrine, than those who were more spiritually mature.  Moreover, what is imperative for the modern Christian to realize is that Origen -- whose reply to Celsus represented the position of the whole Church on these matters -- states that there is another meaning in the doctrine of the resurrection that is not understood by the multitude of believers who were of the simple faith.  In view of the fact that this allegation by Celsus was made against the church before Origen was even born, we cannot take the position that the ideas expressed in this document represent the personal beliefs of Origen.  In explanation, the doctrine of the physical resurrection of the body, says Origen, is misunderstood by the spiritually unaware, and writes that it was “preached in the Churches… for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief”.  Why?  Because the resurrection is a spiritual event that has to do with the perfection of the soul, and is experienced in the rebirth of the disciple.  This was not a matter of belief or doctrine -- but rather, this understanding was based upon the very experiences of the Spiritual Christians who had themselves inherited the promise of the Gospel teachings!   Why would the original pre-Nicene Church instruct the multitude of believers differently than the more mature Christians?   For the same reason that Paul stated to the Christians who he had himself taught: "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ).

The question must be asked:  What makes it possible for one person to understand, what is impossible for others to understand?   While it is true that in the beginning all souls were all Created equal -- it is also an undeniable fact that in the case of man, equal is not the same -- and each of us is the product of our past experiences that have developed our souls since the very dawn of Creation itself.   What this means is that the mystic authors write what man calls scriptures, for both the few that can utilize the Sacred Knowledge, so that when their own souls return to this world, the sacred writings will be preserved for them to renew and restore their spirituality.   Why?   Because the evolution  of the soul is a continuing journey that spans many lifetimes -- thus, the words of the Septuagint version of the Book of Job that is preserved in the Gospel of the Nazirenes that is not translated into English: "So through many changes must you be made perfect, as it is written in the book of Job, 'I am a wanderer, changing place after place and house after house, until I come into the city and mansion which is eternal'" (see Teachings On Soul Evolution).    Thus, as the soul migrates from one physical house to the next, they need this esoteric knowledge that has been preserved and safeguarded within the allegorical body of the scriptures, in order to remove the beam from their own eyes prior to guiding others -- and in the process, continue their soul-journey from where they left off in the previous cycle of physical life.  (5) This last primary requirement means that they must compose the body of the scriptures in such a way, that the carnal people of this world whose thinking, mindset and lifestyle remain under the control of what Jesus portrayed as the god or power of this world (the Citizen of the Far Country), will unknowingly preserve the sacred writings.   Which means that out of necessity, the Gnostic/Mystic uses the blind ignorance of the common people who remain entangled in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness), to act as a (spiritual) mule or unwitting carrier -- and this preservation of a body of sacred esoteric knowledge is necessary because the Citizen of the Far Country (aka the god of this world) would induce the people under his control to destroy and/or corrupt the scriptures.  (6) It is therefore important to recognize that the biblical authors were correct in their assertion that the people of this world who remain under the dominion of what Jesus portrayed as the Citizen of the Far County, cannot understand the higher reality of the soul and the (esoteric) knowledge of the Kingdom of God -- which Paul openly states they will reject as "foolishness" (see Mystery Of The Gospel).   (7) In view of the fact that the carnal people -- even those who Paul stated were baptized and committed believers who had received the gifts of the spirit -- can not intellectually utilize the esoteric knowledge until which time they begin to "turn about" from the ways and thinking of this world -- and it is this inability to understand, along with the threat of annihilation because of the charge of heresy, which forces the authors of the scriptures to act in a way not at all understood by the congregation of entry-level faith-based believers.   In the example of Paul who references himself as an ambassador in bonds who cannot speak about what he knows openly -- openly warning the congregation of believers that he had himself taught, that if he did in fact speak to them openly about the Spiritual meaning of the Gospel, they would reject what he said as "foolishness" (see Mystery Of The Gospel).    Further, Paul explains that because it was declared from On High to be "unlawful" to reveal to the faith-based believers the true meaning of the Spiritual Gospel of Christ and the Mysteries of the Kingdom (see Gnostic Spiritual Dilemma), there are two doctrines -- i.e., one for the immature congregation of believers who are incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom -- and the other which can only be spiritually received directly from the Mind of God (Logos/Son Of God/True Prophet) by the few who have prepared themselves to receive the Divine Manna.   

It is impossible to understand the core teachings of Jesus with any real depth of spiritual substance and value, (1) without comprehending the parable of the prodigal son -- (2) without sincerely putting into practice what is conveyed in the parable of the Sower and the Seed -- (3) without understanding the higher spiritual purpose of what Jesus portrays as the Far Country which is under the power and control of the Citizen of that realm -- (4) and without understanding the effect and purpose of the journey of the lost prodigal son into the Far Country.  While it is warned throughout the Gospels that it was impossible for Jesus to teach the multitude of those who came to him to learn with any plainness of speech when he spoke -- and yet, to their own detriment, modern Christians totally ignore this warning.    Again it is openly declared that Jesus had no other alternative than to teach the people in the enigmas of allegorical parables when he taught the multitude of those who had come to hear him -- and the reason presented was twofold -- i.e., (1) in order to conceal the true meaning from those who were portrayed as being "without", and present spiritual truths at the level of the hearer -- (2) few of whom had the ability to comprehend the true meaning of both the parables and the scriptures with any depth of understanding.   The Church Father Origen said of the series of elementary doctrines such as the physical virgin birth and the physical resurrection which were designed for the multitude of believers who had not advanced themselves to the point where they would be able to comprehend their own higher soul-reality and the Mystery Of The Gospel, that what Paul portrayed as the "testimony" of Christ was “...preached in the Churches …for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief”  (see Origen, Contra Celsum).   And while the True meaning of both the scriptures and the teachings would be incomprehensible to the faith-based hearers of the Gospels, for their own eventual advancement as well as the perseveration of the esoteric knowledge that could only be revealed to the inner core of Jesus' disciples -- Paul initiated congregations of what can only be portrayed as a type of mule -- or, unwitting carriers of this body of concealed esoteric knowledge.   And the key to understanding what Paul portrayed as the "Testimony" of Christ -- vs the Mysteries of the Gospel -- is seen in the fact that according to Paul, the congregation of faith-based believers were too carnal and undeveloped in their understanding of higher spiritual reality, to comprehend the spiritual nature of the scriptures (see Mystery Of The Gospel).    Moreover, it was not a matter of teaching what Paul portrayed as the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Gospel in a plainer language -- but rather, it remains impossible to convey this higher soul and spiritual reality in the words and understanding of mankind.   What Paul stated was this higher wisdom that Paul himself warned was incomprehensible to man in his organic state of mind, could only be received with Direct Spiritual Contact and Interaction with that principle which has come to be known as the Son of God or True Prophet (see True Prophet).    Thus, this higher spiritual wisdom could not be found in a book -- neither could it be taught by another person -- and could only be received by seeking to enter through what Jesus portrayed as the "narrow strait gate" in order to enter the Inner Kingdom, and learn directly from the True Prophet -- which is the true spiritual objective of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay.    But to accomplish this required change and transformation as stated by Paul:  "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV).

While this portrayal of man's higher spiritual reality may on the surface appear to be outlandish to the congregation of faith-based believers who have been spiritually disenfranchised by the dogma of pagan Rome, it can also be said that these same shocked believers have brought this outlandish reality upon themselves.   If they had not themselves ignored the warning of Paul -- i.e., "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world..." (Col 2:8 NIV) -- then their thinking, mindset and lifestyle would not be estranged from their own higher soul and true spiritual reality.   And in the same way that in the parable of the prodigal son, the son became totally controlled by the "Citizen ...of the Far Country", the vast majority of the people of this world have been taken "...captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world..." -- rendering them spiritually impotent and incapable of releasing themselves from the shackles of ignorance which Paul portrays as the "...basic principles of this world...".   And what was true in the time of Paul, remains just as true this very day.    And when Paul's words are properly understood, what he was stating was that while the carnal faith-based congregation of believers make excellent mules who will safeguard and preserve what is incomprehensible to their unprepared and untransformed human understanding -- Paul confirmed that the authors of the scriptures composed their sacred writings so that the carnal (faith-based) mules will carry and promote these writings, without suspecting what is concealed within the body of the written text. 

The vast majority of faith-based believers remain apathetic to the forces of conflict that immerses them.   During WWII various codes were developed that enabled communications to be made right under the nose of the enemy.   And when the Art of War is understood, such systems have always been in use throughout all the conflicts of man.   But when it is realized that war is not always fought with traditional weapons -- and when it is recognized that those who the Essenes portrayed as the sons of darkness, have always worked with the secular governments of this world to suppress the wisdom and knowledge of the Sons of Light -- then truly rational and intelligent people must begin to recognize that the scriptures are written in a code that both preserves and conceals the Truth from the perception and understanding of the charlatan clergy such as the Pharisees who opposed Jesus, and the despot rulers who they have an alliance with the impostor shepherds who have perpetually hunted down the Sons of Light as heretics -- i.e., truly spiritual souls who by their very manifestation of Light, are deemed enemies of both the church and state of this world.     

When rightly understood, the variety of liberal and conservative faith-based blind believers are merely rowers on opposite sides of the same boat which they share with the Atheists -- neither of whom possess any understanding of the scriptures because they each have thrown away what Jesus portrayed as the Key of Knowledge.   But the true victims and collateral damage in the conflict between blind-believers and blind-unbelievers, is the people who have been deprived of the essential knowledge that lies concealed beneath the coded body of the text of the scriptures.   And when it is recognized that the pseudo-intellectuals on both sides of the equation of believers and unbelievers remain absolutely clueless as to the great source of knowledge that the proper use of the Key of Knowledge opens up and reveals to the user, the countless lives of suffering that the prodigal sons and daughters have endured upon the face of the earth, is all the fault of the prevailing cloak of profound ignorance that has consumed mankind who lacks this essential knowledge that lies hidden away as a lost treasure.   

If the world wants peace, true freedom, equality and prosperity for all people  -- along with the ability to truly Know God by walking with their Heavenly Father in the manner that Adam walked in the proverbial Garden of Eden -- then they must seek out this essential knowledge that has been preserved and left to mankind by the Sons of Light, in order to bring about the proverbial End Times within themselves -- in the manner envisioned by the biblical authors who being themselves wise to the art of war, used the sons of darkness as mules to preserve and protect this essential knowledge that has the power to restore the lost prodigal sons and daughters to the Kingdom which they seek to return to (see Gate Of Eden).    

If today's Evangelical Christians had the eyes to see the true meaning of the scriptures that lies beneath the cloak of the written text, they would literally be in shock and awe.   Many of the concepts which they ardently condemn and reject in others, lie concealed within the cloak of the allegorical text beyond their perception and ability to comprehend.   Why?  Because they have permitted themselves to be taken "...captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world..." -- and this very limited human wisdom and knowledge has rendered them earth-bound in their thinking, and spiritually sterile.     If the question is raised as to how Paul could make such a broad statement -- portraying all the wisdom of this world as insufficient and unenlightened -- it is based upon the reality that Jesus portrayed this world as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- a reality that Plato portrayed as the Cave of Illusions (see Plato's Cave).    And that once understood, there is a factual reason why the wisdom of this world is always limited and insufficient -- and can always be portrayed in the words: "There is a way that seems right to man, but its end is the way of death" (Prov 14:12) 

  Condition Of Mind: As is documented at this link (see Mystery Of The Gospel), Paul warned that if the congregation of faith-based believers were exposed to the esoteric teachings on the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom, they would reject these concepts and teachings as utter "foolishness"!!!    Yet, as these faith-based believers begin to spiritually mature, they will need this body of concealed knowledge to advance beyond the elementary stages.   Therefore, for the good of the faith-based congregations, the Gospel had to be presented to them in such a manner that they could only understand in accord with their own very elementary level of advancement -- and the more they progressed in TheWay, the greater vision and understanding they would then be able to eventually possess.   And thus, Jesus taught in parables, so that those few who possessed the capacity to understand, would receive the instruction that the multitudes were incapable of comprehending.   And if we ask Why?   In the parable of the Sower and the Seed ( http://SowerAndSeed.com ), what is portrayed above as the necessary condition of mind, is taken one step further -- as in the rungs of the proverbial Jacob's Ladder.   In the parable, those who bring forth what is portrayed as sixtyfold, can perceive and understand a higher perception and understanding of what Paul calls the Mysteries of the Kingdom, than those who have brought forth thirtyfold -- and ultimately the ones who have brought forth what is portrayed as "one hundredfold", can perceive and understand what the rest of mankind remains totally blind to.   Yet, the parable of the Sower and the Seed also warns that those who have not overcome the limits of their human carnal nature, and have failed to bring about the process of expansion of mind and being by becoming the "good ground", these people cannot even begin to understand anything of any true sustenance and spiritual value.    Thus, the warning of Jesus to those who ignore what the parable of the Sower and the Seed states:  “Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?” (Mark 4:13 KJV) -- or, in the wording of a the modern language New Living Translation: “But if you can’t understand this story, how will you understand all the others I am going to tell?”    That the vast majority of believers, as well as the Gospel critics, all fail to understand the true spiritual meaning of the Bible, is because they ignore what this parable states to them.

When Paul makes reference to the inability of the faith-based believers to understand the true spiritual nature and "mystery" of the Gospel, we must pose the question: What is the meaning of the word "mystery"?   Thayer's Lexicon states that it is a "hidden thing, secret, mystery... confided only to the initiated and not to ordinary mortals.  A hidden or secret thing, not obvious to the understanding.  Of God: The secret counsels which govern God in dealing with the righteous, which are hidden from ungodly and wicked men... in rabinic writings, it denotes the mystic or hidden sense of an Old Testament saying..."   Therefore, what Paul is stating is that spiritual knowledge (Gnosis) belongs only to those who are themselves spiritual.   Why?   Not because anyone desires to conceal this esoteric knowledge -- but rather, the organic facilities of mind associated with the limitations of the physical body, are simply incapable of perceiving man's own higher reality of soul and spirit.   From an organic human perspective, it is not a matter of a more clarified explanation -- but rather, there is no such thing as any explanation to convey to organic man what is incomprehensible to his very limited mind and being.   From the perspective of the allegory of the Tower of Babel: The structure that permits the earth to reach into the expanse of the heavens, cannot be built with earth-matter -- but must be built upon the  transformation of the physical body and consciousness as stated by Paul:  "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV).

When Jesus said of his disciples: “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV) -- that word translated secret, is the same word translated mystery, and makes reference to an esoteric knowledge that is beyond man's organic comprehension.   Yet, in a state of spiritual denial, the modern Church attempts to ignore the implications of what these words convey.    In explanation of the above words of Jesus, the Wycliffe Commentary writes that: “…the initiate was instructed in the esoteric teaching... which was not revealed to outsiders… The mystery of the kingdom in its ultimate development is the full-orbed message of the Gospel (Rom 16:25-26). The purpose of parables was to instruct the initiates without revealing the items of instruction to the ones who were without. This is in keeping with the Biblical principle that spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual...” 

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

In analyzing what the Thayer's Lexicon is stating above:  Because the people are not yet initiates into the knowledge that is beyond the understanding of "...ordinary mortals"  --   secret knowledge that is "...not obvious to the understanding"  -- knowledge that is impossible to be revealed in the written text of the scriptures -- knowledge that Paul, as "...an ambassador in bonds", cannot speak openly about to the congregation of believers who he himself taught -- Paul portrays the congregation of believers as "babes in Christ".    Again, to the Colossians Paul asks for their prayers that "...God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak" (see Col 5:3-4).    Thus, these mysteries of the Gospel that Paul portrays as beyond the comprehension of believers of a "natural" mind, because these believers of the Gospel will look upon and reject esoteric spiritual concepts as utter "foolishness" (1 Cor 2:14) -- cannot be revealed in man's spoken or written words -- but only when "...God ...opens ...a door of utterance, to [reveal] the mystery of Christ" -- a knowledge that cannot be revealed "...to ordinary mortals.  A hidden or secret thing, not obvious to the understanding"   -- including  "...the mystic or hidden sense of " a biblical story.    And while God wants all the lost prodigal sons and daughters to receive the sacred knowledge which in the Thayer's Lexicon it states is "...not obvious to the understanding [of] ...ordinary mortals" -- because the human earthly nature must be evolved, this sacred knowledge can only be perceived and comprehended by those who have prepared themselves to receive it.

 

 

  In The House -- Taught In Parables -- The Inner Kingdom & The Key Of Knowledge: In not understanding the use of parables in the Gospels -- and how the parables are allegorical learning models within the allegorical scriptures themselves -- and without understanding The One Source of True Interpretation for both the parables, and the Gospel accounts -- that it will be impossible to comprehend the meaning of the scriptures with any true depth of understanding.   And when the scriptures are properly understood, their very purpose is to assist the seeker/disciple in finding The One Source of True Interpretation -- because all other interpretations is nothing more than manmade worthless (church) dogma that is promoted by misguided believers and unbelievers.    Why?   Because the opening of the Gospel of Thomas is as relevant to that scripture, as it is all scriptures -- i.e., "These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus ...And he said, Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death. Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All.  ...Jesus said, If those who lead you say to you, 'See, the kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty."   Once the scriptures are properly understood, they are very much the Key of Knowledge that if properly turned within and used to open the inner "narrow strait gate", they will enable the seeker to learn directly from the One True Teacher, and bestow upon such a sincere disciple the Life that the Gospels promise to the faithful believer.    And even those who claim to believe, and yet fail to fulfill the spiritual objective of the Gospels within themselves, are those who walk upon the broad-way of self destruction -- i.e., "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." (Matt 7:13-14 NKJ).   And when Jesus was asked directly when the Kingdom of God would come upon the earth as Jews and Christians believe, Jesus said it would never come upon the earth, because it is within us all: "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).   That modern Christians walk the broad-way of self-destruction, is because long ago the Church threw away the  Key of Knowledge in the manner of the carnal Jews -- and thus, what was said of the Jews then, is true of the Christians today: "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52). 

Mankind has freewill -- and as the prodigal sons who have each emerged out of the Kingdom to travail in this world which Jesus portrayed as the Far Country -- each of the lost sons and daughters of the Kingdom must return of their own volition and desire.   That each has the innate power to return, is in fact the very purpose and objective of the scriptures -- i.e., to be used as the Key of Knowledge when each individual desires to return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination ( http://GateOfEden.com ).    That the leaders among the Jews had alienated themselves from the Inner Kingdom -- and they attempted to observe the scriptures in outward ritual and tradition -- is the very reason why Jesus condemned them as heretics who hid the Key of Knowledge from the people, and in their carnal interpretations they "...prevent others from entering".   Because the carnal Jews were under the control of what Jesus portrayed in the parable of the prodigal son as the "Citizen ...of the Far Country", they remained blind to the Inner Kingdom and the true meaning of the scriptures -- i.e., "...but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables: that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand".    And the fact that those who were the leaders of the people were blind to the Kingdom, and unable to spiritually hear and understand, made it impossible to even begin to compose scriptures where the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom were more plainly presented to the reader.    As Paul warned, if the people who were under the control of the "Citizen ...of the Far Country", were to even be told about the Mysteries of the Kingdom, they would immediately reject these teachings as utter "foolishness" (see Mystery Of The Gospel).    And that this inability to present the esoteric truths of the Gospel remains today, is the reason why the modern congregation of Christian believers remain in subjugation to the "Citizen ...of the Far Country".

Not to understand the meaning of the term "In The House", and to have thrown away the  Key of Knowledge, is to remain totally ignorant of the spiritual meaning of the Gospels and the teachings of TheWay.   In fact, the reality of the term being In The House was and is so important, that the Gospel of the Nazirenes (chapter 19:10) states: "There is a house made without hands, seek that you may dwell therein."  If the believer is truly faithful to the Living  Word -- lives in accordance with the Commandments of the Royal Law of the Most High -- seeks to acquire Genuine Knowledge directly from the Son of God -- and sincerely walks in The Way -- then they will pass through the "narrow way" and the "straight gate" into the Kingdom will open to them.

When the disciples who dwelled In The House, asked Jesus why he taught the multitude of people in the enigma of parables -- wherein, each person's interpretation and understanding was in accord with their own mindset and thinking -- Jesus replied to his disciples: "Unto you is given the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables: that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest haply they should turn again, and it should be forgiven them" (Mark 4:11-12 ASV) -- and the term, "...lest haply they should turn again", is stated in reference to the Kingdom that can only be found within, and the presence of the One Teacher therein.   

 

  What Jesus Do You See? What is clear is that the disciples who were portrayed as being In The House, were taught entirely different than the common people who were portrayed as being "outside".-- indicating their being in the "outer darkness" of Mind and Being (see http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org - "Then the king told the servants, 'Tie him hand and foot and throw him outside into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'" [Matt 22:13]).    In the Gospel of John the question was posed to Jesus as to why he would not show himself to the people who were portrayed as being "outside" -- i.e., the people whose mind and thinking is controlled by the power/god of this world: "Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?" (John 14:22 NIV).   While this rather profound statement was part of a much larger message prior to being edited and removed by the later Gentile Church (see BibleCorruption.com ), even the statement should provoke the question: How could this be said?  Didn't everyone see Jesus?  And what this means is exactly what is presented in the Gospel of Philip in the statement that people can only perceive the Jesus that is in accord with their own Condition of Mind and Being.   The reality that has been preserved in the Gospel of Philip reads: "Jesus took them all by stealth, for he did not appear as he was, but in the manner in which they would be able to see him. He appeared to them all.  He appeared to the great as great. He appeared to the small as small. He appeared to the angels as an angel, and to men as a man. Because of this, his word hid itself from everyone. Some indeed saw him, thinking that they were seeing themselves, but when he appeared to his disciples in glory on the mount, he was not small. He became great, but he made the disciples great, that they might be able to see him in his greatness."  

What Judas (not Iscariot) was stating is that the Jesus which the disciples saw and heard, was an entirely different Jesus than what the multitudes who are portrayed as being "without", saw and heard.  Where the Gospel reads: "...he made the disciples great, that they might be able to see him in his greatness" -- could just as well be interpreted that "he made the disciples spiritually mature -- opening their minds -- so that they might be able to see him in his greatness".  Quoting from the opening of An Inconvenient Truth: Who was Jesus?  Man, Myth or God?   Theologian Albert Schweitzer suggested that there will never be one answer to that question.   He said that looking for Jesus in history is like looking down a well: You see only your own reflection.  The “real” Jesus, Schweitzer says, will remain “a stranger and an enigma”.    Because they see only their own reflection -- or, the reflection of their own predetermined beliefs -- believers, their clergy and alleged scholars alike hold almost countless opinions as to the meaning of the scriptures.   Sadly, to their own detriment they overlook the most important part of the equation -- i.e., the scriptures are exactly what the original authors intended them to be.   And if we then pose the question: What are the implications of this fact?   While you may have read and even studied countless opinions of scriptural interpretation and commentary -- and you may have even undergone the formal study of the scriptures yourself -- but unless you understand how to apply what Jesus portrayed as the Key of Knowledge -- and unless you properly apply the Key of Knowledge in accord with the original intent and objectives which the authors composed these sacred writings -- then your assumptions about the meaning of the scriptures will amount to just one more of the infinite often meaningless opinions as to just what the scriptures mean.  And we can observe this same reality in the Fundamentalists who promote their dogma that the scriptures are historical accounts -- when in fact they are spiritual accounts that utilize a quasi-historical cloak to reveal "by stealth", the Laws, Forces and the Cosmology of Mind and Being that the sincere seeker needs to possess the knowledge of to bring about and initiate their own spiritual regeneration and birth.  In the same way that the Gospel states that "...he made the disciples great, that they might be able to see him in his greatness."

Taking this great Truth one step further, those of a "natural" organic mind are incapable of perceiving and comprehending the higher reality of the soul and what the biblical authors portray as the Mysteries of the Kingdom, because of their own (carnal) Condition -- i.e., as stated in the Gospel of Thomas: (5) Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you . For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest."    The version that was in the Library that was inadvertently destroyed states: Greek POxy 5) Jesus said: "Recognize what is before your face and that which is hidden from the you will be revealed to you. For there is nothing hidden which shall not be made manifest, nor buried which shall not be raised."   The Gospels were written to serve the needs of a great multitude of people at greatly varying levels of Condition of mind. Spiritually immature readers and believers see nothing more than an historical narrative which Paul portrays as the "testimony" of Christ. And as a believer becomes a seeker, and a seeker becomes a true disciple, they begin to see what those who do not have the eyes to see are blind to.

In answering this question posed by Judas as to why the Christ that they saw could not be revealed or seen by the people of this world, the focus was on the necessity of obeying Jesus' Commands as presented in the Gospel: "Jesus replied, If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me" (John 14:23-24 NIV).   And perhaps even more important is the statement: "I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now" (John 16:12 KJV). 
If Jesus was making reference to himself as God Incarnate, or the necessity to say their Jesus-prayer to acquire salvation in the manner of modern Church dogma, then why would he convey to them that they were not yet mature enough to bear the higher knowledge of the Gospel?   In his Epistle to the Trallaus the first century elder Ignatius speaks of the Mysteries of the Gospel and the Kingdom, and writes: “Might I not write to you things more full of mystery?  But I fear to do so, lest I should inflict injury on you who are babes.  Pardon me in this respect, lest, as not being able to receive their weighty import, ye should be strangled by them”.  The only way that Ignatius could have written these words, was if he, himself, understood what was beyond the comprehension of the organic mind of the believers of the simple faith.   And while he states that he had himself progressed to the point where he understood what was incomprehensible to the organic mind of man, he also confesses that though he is aware of the minor mysteries, he is not yet “by any means perfect, nor am I such a disciple as Paul or Peter”.      If Ignatius or the other early Church Fathers who knew the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God were with us today, what profound mystery could they speak regarding the true teachings of Jesus that believers today would be “strangled by them” To the degree that Paul proclaimed to the Christians at Corinth: “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1 NAS).   Thus, these believers could only be taught the most basic exoteric doctrine of a quasi-historical allegorical account of Jesus Christ and him crucified (1 Cor 2:2), because they were not yet spiritual men -- but rather, they were men of flesh and still very much “babes in Christ”.   Paul then explains that: “I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able” (1 Cor 3:2 NAS).  

A man of true biblical insight and intellect would want to know why mankind in his organic condition, would reject what Paul calls the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of God as absolute utter "foolishness"???   To the degree that when Paul states that he was "..caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter" (2 Cor 12:4-5 NKJ) -- an intelligent seeker of Truth would immediately question as to why "...it is not lawful for a man to utter" what a Disciple who enters the Kingdom experiences?   When Paul warns the baptized and committed Christians at Corinth who he, himself, originally instructed, that they were yet to carnal in their understanding to comprehend the spiritual meaning of the Gospel -- which is often referred to as the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God -- he conveyed to them the reality that they would judge and even condemn this higher reality of the Spirit as absolute "foolishness" -- i.e., “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).    Thus, it is imperative to ask the question: What is the "natural man"?     The condition of mankind that Paul is making reference to, would just as well be portrayed as "organic" -- or, of the physical body.   The "natural man" , is the "organic" human being.

What Jesus stated was of such a profound importance to comprehend if the seeker/disciple was to begin to understand the true meaning of the scriptures as set forth in the parable of the Sower and the Seed, that Jesus then warned: "And he saith unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how shall ye know all the parables?" (Mark 4:13 ASV).    And what this means is that if you fail to understand the meaning of the parable of the Sower and the Seed, and put its teachings into practice in your daily lives, that it will be impossible for you to understand any part of the spiritual meaning of the Gospel teachings.   And if you fail to understand the meaning of the term "In The House", and the difference in the reality of those who Jesus portrayed in the words: "...but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables: that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand" -- that you will dwell in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- walking upon what Jesus portrayed as the "broad-way of self-destruction" (Matt 7:13-14). 

To become what is conveyed in the parable of the Sower and the Seed as the "good ground", it is absolutely necessary to live in strict accord with the Gospel Teachings.  Which transformation of self into the "good ground" creates within self the necessary environment for the the Logos to In-Dwell -- i.e., "Jesus replied, If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me" (John 14:23-24 NIV).    But this becomes impossible for those who believe in accord with the dogma and traditions of men, and live a lifestyle in accord with the ways of this world.    Which is the basis of the question presented to Jesus: "Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?" (John 14:22 NIV).    Again, of which it is stated that the Logos/Son of God will come and In-Dwell within those who have left behind the mindset and ways of this world, and seek to live the necessary Consecrated Life in TheWay -- i.e., "Jesus replied, If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me" (John 14:23-24 NIV).    Which then enables the seeker/disciple to enter the House with the Lord in the Inner Kingdom -- i.e.,  "There is a house made without hands, seek that you may dwell therein" (Gospel of the Nazirenes chapter 19:10)

The leaders among the carnal Jews who interpreted the scriptures in outward ritual and tradition, had thrown away the Key of Knowledge -- and as such, had alienated themselves from the Inner Kingdom, and were as Jesus portrayed them as "blind guides" who were leading the people in the wrong direction.    When Jesus portrayed them as being "without" -- i.e., "...but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables" -- this was a similar condition expressed in the spiritual reality that they existed either in what Jesus portrayed as The Prison, or in the  "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness).    And because the leaders of the Jews expressed the scriptures in outward ritual and tradition, and failed to use them as the  Key of Knowledge, was the reason why they were blind guides who could "...not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand" -- and this remains true of the congregation of Christian who continue to embrace the way of the carnal Jews today. 

The Gospel accounts state that Jesus only spoke to the multitude of hearers in the enigma of parables, it is imperative that we recognize that Jesus did not, and could not, speak and teach plainly to those who are portrayed as being "without" the House -- i.e.,  "And with many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it.  But without a parable He did not speak to them. And when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples" (Mark 4:33-34 NKJV).    The word translated "explained", in the phrase "And when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples", literally translated from the Greek into English means to "unloose or untie" -- i.e., what has been "bound or sealed up" -- and "what is obscure and hard to understand" (from Thayer's Greek Lexicon).   And the word translated secret or mystery, makes reference to an esoteric knowledge that can only be revealed spiritually to one who is "in the House", because it is beyond the organic comprehension of those who are portrayed as being "without", or "outside" the House.    The term "open and unloose" the mind, is was also used in the Gospel as the path to entering the Inner Kingdom (see Open & Unloose The Mind).

With respect to the reality of those who are portrayed in the Gospels as being "without", in contradistinction to those who are said to be In The House, the quotation of the early Church Father Origen represents an excellent portrayal of the reality of mind and being that is presented in these words of Jesus -- wherein, Origen writes in reply to the allegations of Celsus that the Church is a secret system (see The Secret Doctrine): “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”.

So we must ask: By what means did the disciples receive this esoteric knowledge that was beyond the comprehension of organic man who was portrayed as being "without" -- i.e., Gnosis.  But what is Gnosis -- and how does a person receive this Sacred Knowledge of the Kingdom directly from God?   In a state of spiritual denial, the modern Church attempts to ignore the implications of what these words convey.    In fact, few Christians even understand what a parable is.   Moreover, they can't even begin to come to terms with the reality of why one man perceives and comprehends a deeper meaning of a parable, while the multitude of hearers remain oblivious to what has been portrayed as a secret meaning that only a very few can receive.   And while some would like to promote the idea that it is an illustration where a conceptual reality is simplified, just the opposite is factually true.   Moreover, not only is the words portrayed a body of secret knowledge presented throughout the Gospels, but reference is openly made to the word mystery as used in Romans -- i.e., "according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began" -- and in explanation of the above words of Jesus with respect to the use of parables as a means to teach the people, the Wycliffe Bible Commentary writes that: “…the initiate was instructed in the esoteric teaching... which was not revealed to outsiders… The mystery of the kingdom in its ultimate development is the full-orbed message of the Gospel (Rom 16:25-26). The purpose of parables was to instruct the initiates without revealing the items of instruction to the ones who were without. This is in keeping with the Biblical principle that spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual...”    If, as openly stated above, it is true that the disciples received instruction that was totally different than what was revealed to the multitude of people who Jesus portrayed as being "...outside", then a true seeker must conclude that every article of faith promoted by the Church today, would have to be totally re-evaluated.    Thus the question: What was Jesus stating with respect to why he spoke in parables?   To ignore this question, is to reject the whole foundational objective and revelation of the Bible.   Jesus was stating that only those who become separate and freed from the limited thinking and carnal ways of this world, and became true disciples of Messiah/Christ, are able to perceive and understand the secrets of the Kingdom of God -- and in the Greek language, this sacred Knowledge is called Gnosis.

  The Parabolic Bottom Line: Upon hearing the enigmatic parables that Jesus reportedly taught in, each of the people who heard the parabolic accounts would derive a different understanding as to the meaning of what was being taught.   Thus, the Wycliffe Commentary states that "...the purpose of parables was to instruct the initiates without revealing the items of instruction to the ones who were without".   But what does this mean?    Those listeners who dwelt in what Jesus portrayed as The Prison or the Outer Darkness, heard nothing more than the parabolic accounts that they each derived a different meaning of.    And in contradistinction, those who are portrayed as being "In The House", were each able to discern esoteric spiritual truths in accord with their spiritual condition as defined in the parable of the Sower and the Seed -- spiritual truths that the multitude of hearers remained totally deaf to.   And when this higher spiritual reality is understood, it is the basis of Jesus' warning that if a person does not understand what was taught and revealed in the parable of the Sower and the Seed, then it will remain impossible for them to understand anything -- i.e., "And he saith unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how shall ye know all the parables?" (Mark 4:13 ASV).    And what this means is exactly what the Wycliffe Bible Commentary states with respect to the reality that "...in keeping with the Biblical principle that spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual...”  -- and in the parable of the Sower and the Seed this spiritual condition that enabled the hearer or reader of the parable to understand is expressed in the words:  "...But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred." 

If the vast majority of those who heard the parables only understood in accord with their organic human reasoning, then it is of the utmost importance to begin to understand the True Source of the Spiritual Truths that were only perceived by the few who were representative of what Jesus portrayed as the "good ground" -- i.e., the sincere seekers of Truth and disciples of TheWay.    The Primary Objective of the teachings of TheWay was to connect the disciple within his own mind and being, with what Jesus portrayed as the One Teacher -- which the disciples called The True Prophet -- who is the ONLY SOURCE of Truth in this world.    And in understanding these important truths, is in fact the very purpose of the Gospel teachings.   In the writings of his disciple Clement the Apostle Peter is quoted as explaining with respect to the One Teacher and True Prophet that  "...therefore I advise not only wise men, but indeed all men who have a desire of knowing what is advantageous to them, that they seek after the true Prophet; for it is He alone who knoweth all things, and who knoweth what and how every man is seeking. For He is within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other. (see The True Prophet).   Thus, those hearers of the parables who are portrayed as NOT being the "good ground" (see the Sower and the Seed), only heard and understood the meaning in accord with their organic human reasoning.   Why?   They are thus portrayed in the words:  "...but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables: that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand".    And those who are portrayed as the "good ground", are those who hear and understand in accord with their spiritual condition -- i.e.,  "...But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred."  And what was the Source of this more enlightened instruction that bestowed a higher spiritual understanding upon the few?   The True Prophet "...is within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge.  And this is why it is stated in the Epistle of James that "faith without actions is dead"!!!     And what is the actions being referenced?   The work on self that transforms the seeker through the sequences portrayed in the words: "...some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred."

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   The Tower Of Babel And The Tree Of Life:  If it is true that the Logos/Son of God dwells within us at the very Core of our mind and being, then the question should be posed as to why organic man cannot connect with the Essence of God within us?  

 

 

 

 

 

  Flawed Human Linear Reasoning: Thus, those who are portrayed as achieving thirtyfold and sixtyfold, are those who are the "good ground" that are in the process of entering into The House with the One Teacher and True Prophet.   Those who are portrayed as having achieved a hundredfold, are those who dwell "In The House" -- while the rest of the hearers were those who were portrayed as being "without" and under the control of the "Citizen ...of the Far Country".    And that human reasoning, the quasi-religious dogma of man's religions and his philosophical schools of thought, are always in error by virtue of their blindness to the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God -- which reality Paul presented in the words: "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world..." (Col 2:8 NIV).    And the degree that the seeker of Truth is to abandon and reject the dogmatic and philosophical reasoning of this world, is further presented in the words of the Apostle Peter who is quoted in the writings of his disciple Clement: "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without". (see The Spiritual Disenfranchisement Of The Mind).   

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

In the long ignored Epistle of Peter and James it is warned that if the more spiritual scriptures that contained the more pure esoteric knowledge were to became lost and corrupted as the Church had done to the scriptures they had been given, that "...it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error" (see Most Important Scriptures Never Given To The Church).   And that the modern Church does not at all understand how and why they have remained in the Spiritual Diaspora of this world -- i.e., the Far Country -- totally blind and ignorant to the Inner Kingdom and the reality of the One Teacher that Jesus said was the Source of all Truth.   Why?   Because the leaders of the congregation of Christian believers threw away the Key of Knowledge in the manner that the carnal Jews did before them.   And that by ignoring the warning of Paul when he stated that the congregation of believers would reject the esoteric knowledge of the teachings of TheWay as utter "foolishness" (see Mystery Of The Gospel), they remained too carnal to enter "In The House", and receive the essential teachings directly from the One Source and Teacher.    

Thus, in the Gospel of Thomas it proclaims: "But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty... Whoever finds himself is superior to the world".   And thus, it is impossible for those who lack an understanding of the cosmology of their own minds, to even begin to understand why Jesus taught in parables -- i.e., that each person could only hear and understand in accord with their own spiritual condition.   Why?   Because if each person's consciousness and depth of mind is limited to the organic sphere of this earth -- and all people were equal in their perception and comprehension -- then teaching in parables would in fact be a worthless endeavor.   But that each of us is not only different -- but is in fact born different -- and some have the innate ability to be awakened to a higher reality that the majority of people remain totally oblivious to -- is the missing link to the equation of why Jesus taught the multitudes only in parables -- i.e., allegorical accounts that utilize Universal Symbols of Mind that have the power to act as a catalyst that can connect that part of us that is conscious in this world, with the higher consciousness of our soul-self that is not manifest in this world -- and Ultimately, the Mind of God which man portrays as the Logos.    What this means is that the more advanced a soul is -- regardless of the fact that they don't remember their more distant past prior to this life -- the more that person is able to reach beyond the barrier of their physical consciousness and tap into the higher reality of the soul and ultimately, the indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet -- and that both the parable and the allegorical scriptures act as a catalyst that connects the person to the inner higher reality that those who dwell in the "outer darkness" remain totally oblivious to, is representative of the very purpose and spiritual objective of the scriptures.

The only reason why Jesus could teach in parables is presented in the words of the early Church Father Origen when he wrote: “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis).    And what this means is that only those souls who in their past lives had spiritually advanced themselves, were in this life  "...strengthened by the victories" which, in accord with their spiritual condition, enabled them to perceive and comprehend the true spiritual meaning of the parables (see Early Church On PreDestination).    And when Jesus taught in parables, those people in the crowd of hearers who had advanced themselves in the past lives their soul had lived, were the ones who became spiritually awakened as to the esoteric meaning of the parable.   In the words of Thayer's Lexicon: the parable revealed "...A hidden or secret thing, not obvious to the understanding.  Of God: The secret counsels which govern God in dealing with the righteous, which are hidden from ungodly and wicked men..." -- and this revelation that could only be received by those who were themselves righteous, was in accord with the spiritual condition that had been achieved in the past lives of each of those who Jesus taught.   Thus, Origen further explains that: “For God the Creator makes a certain vessel unto honor, and other vessels to dishonor; but that vessel which has cleansed itself from all impurity He makes a vessel unto honor, while that which has stained itself with the filth of vice He makes a vessel unto dishonor. The conclusion from which, accordingly, is this, that the cause of each one's actions is a pre-existing one; and then every one, according to his deserts, is made by God either a vessel unto honor or dishonor. Therefore every individual vessel has furnished to its Creator out of itself the causes and occasions of its being formed by Him to be either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor" (see Early Church On PreDestination).  Those people who Origen portrays as vessels of honor, were the few who could grasp the spiritual meaning of the allegorical parable with the necessary depth of comprehension that the multitude of hearers were blind and deaf to.   And that this greater depth of self that lies beneath the organic limits of the physical body-vessel, is a reality that is only understood by those who fulfill the teaching in the Gospel of Thomas: "But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty... Whoever finds himself is superior to the world".    

If, as openly stated above, it is true that Jesus taught those who are portrayed as initiates very differently than the multitude of people who he spoke of as being "...outside", then a true seeker must conclude that every article of faith promoted by the Church today, would have to be totally re-evaluated.    Thus, the question: What is the scriptures conveying to the reader with respect to why it is portrayed that Jesus only spoke to the people in parables?   To ignore this question in the manner that the faith-based Christians do today, is to reject the whole foundational objective and revelation of the Bible.   Jesus was stating that only those who become separate from the thinking and ways of this world, and became true disciples of Messiah/Christ, and become the "good ground" which is the only environment of body and mind that is prepared to comprehend the higher reality of the soul -- only these faithful disciples are able to perceive and understand the secrets of the Kingdom of God -- and in the Greek language, this sacred Knowledge which is received directly from the Source, is called Gnosis.   And by the very meaning of the word that is being presented that cannot be revealed "...to ordinary mortals.  A hidden or secret thing, not obvious to the understanding" -- it is of the utmost importance to recognize that what is being conveyed is the fact that "...spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual...”.   Why? Because man in his organic or "natural" condition of mind, has yet to develop the facilities of mind necessary to receive and comprehend this higher spiritual knowledge that the biblical authors are making reference to.    And this fact of human life that everyone must eventually come to terms with, is demonstrated in the Gospel of Thomas in the saying: (17) Jesus said, "I shall give you what no eye has seen and what no ear has heard and what no hand has touched and what has never occurred to the human mind."   And these words -- i.e., higher realities that "...has never occurred to the human mind", parallels the statement of Paul that even the baptized and committed Christians will reject the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom as utter "foolishness" (see Mystery Of The Gospel).  

It is not that either Jesus or the disciples wanted to hide or conceal higher spiritual facts and realities from anyone -- but rather, the organic human mind which is limited by the consciousness and vibratory spectrum of thought of the physical body, simply is incapable of comprehending any thoughts, impressions and realities beyond what the organic human body/mind will accommodate, without evolving through the process of transformation that was -- and remains -- the primary objective of the Gospel message and teachings.   Jesus came to lead the lost prodigal sons and daughters who are his brothers and sisters, out of the Far Country, in a return journey of the soul into the kingdom>   But, for the inner "narrow strait gate" to open, the body and physical mind must become what is allegorically portrayed as the Final Temple.    What this means is that the authors of the scriptures compose the body of the text using a quasi-historical setting which seems to promote the beliefs of the people, in order to both preserve the esoteric truths for those who have the eyes to see and ears to hear the higher wisdom of the spirit -- and further preserve the scriptures so they can be retrieved by these same Mystic/Gnostics when their souls returned to this life in the future.  

The Left And Right Hands Of God: In the parable of the prodigal son, Jesus portrays the Citizen of the Far Country as maintaining total and complete control over the lost son -- but why?   Why would Creator-God even create and bring forth an environment that would take control and rule over the mind, thinking and lives of the lost prodigal sons and daughters?   Because the scriptures were corrupted ( http://BibleCorruption.com ),  and the modern believer has been denied access to the original teachings of Jesus on the journey of the soul  (see Preexistent Soul), it has become virtually impossible for the modern Christians to understand the Laws and the reality of what is portrayed as evil in the world.    And when properly understood, the answer to these questions go to the very core of what man calls good and evil -- and why God would seemingly permit evil to prevail in the world without intervening.   In that writing known as the Clementine Homilies, the Apostle Peter is quoted as explaining with respect to the Laws that control all movements and events in this world: "For thus from the beginning was a law laid by God, the Creator of all things, on each of the two princes, him of the right hand and him of the left, that neither should have power over any one whom they might wish to benefit or to hurt, unless first he had sat down at the same table with them. As, then, when you partook of meat offered to idols, you became servants to the prince of evil, in like manner, if you cease from these things, and flee for refuge to God through the good Prince of His right hand, honoring Him without sacrifices, by doing whatsoever He wills, know of a truth that not only will your bodies be healed, but your souls also will become healthy. For He only, destroying with His left hand, can quicken with His right; He only can both smite and raise the fallen."   

It is near impossible to understand the Gospel account of Jesus and the Syro-Phoenician woman, without understanding what Peter stated in the above quotation with respect to the Laws.   Thus, it is written:  "For a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit heard about Him, and she came and fell at His feet.  The woman was a Greek, a Syro-Phoenician by birth, and she kept asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter.  But Jesus said to her, Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the little dogs.  And she answered and said to Him, Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children's crumbs.  Then He said to her, For this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter.  And when she had come to her house, she found the demon gone out, and her daughter lying on the bed" (Mark 7:25-30 NKJ).   Thus, the question: Why did Jesus not immediately help her?   Why did he portray the woman as a dog?    What is the spiritual meaning of the children's bread which is served at the Table -- bread that cannot be eaten by those portrayed as dogs?   Moreover, an important question that is rarely ever even considered, is the relationship between the acquisition of the bread and the presence of a demon that has invaded a person?   In answering the first question: The Laws which were instituted by God in the beginning, inhibited those who are servants of the Right Hand such as Jesus, from relieving the infirmities of those who sat down at the table on the Left -- people who Jesus portrayed as being in a type of Prison (see The Prison).   Thus, Jesus could not initially help the woman, because she had come under the control of the Left Hand -- i.e., "...that neither should have power over any one whom they might wish to benefit or to hurt, unless first he had sat down at the same table with them."   

The modern believers who, having adopted the doctrines of men, remain totally unaware of the fact that they dwell in a Spiritual Diaspora (see The Lie).   They imagine that when they hear the Gospel, they say their Jesus-prayer, and they are then saved without any other requirements.   Yet, while there are many verses of scripture that refutes this manmade doctrine, we can easily see this refutation in the parable of the Sower and the Seed where it states that when they embrace the word, it becomes unfruitful because they fail to perfect the Word with their actions -- i.e.,  “And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful” (Mark 4:19 KJV).   Thus, when they are tested by the Left Hand in the manner portrayed in the Book of Job, they succumb and fail the tests presented to them.  

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

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

In the same way that in accord with the Divine Pattern -- as well as the Duality and Threefold reality of all of Creation -- there is the Duality of the Two Ways, the same is true with respect to the scriptures.   Paul portrayed the body of the scriptures as the "letter that killeth" to the Galatians when they were observing the rituals of the written word of the text.   Why?   Because the Left Hand is portrayed in the literal text -- and is especially seen in the Mosaic Law of Karmic-Retribution of an eye for an eye -- a reality of the Laws that control this world which has been ordained to perpetually return back to us the fruit of our own thoughts, desires and actions -- i.e., "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap" (Gal 6:7 NKJ).    A most profound statement by the Church Father Origen is basically rejected by the people of the simple faith today who are incapable of reason and engaging the mind in the process of true spiritual growth: “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis - see The Early Church On Predestination).   And when properly understood, that Angelic Power that Peter portrays and the Prince of the Left Hand, exercises absolute control over the prodigal son for the purpose of evolving him to a level of spiritual maturity.   In the life of mankind, much of this control over the people of this world is to maintain them in a condition where they can eventually overcome the Laws and bring about a state of Wholeness and Completion.   In the same way that a school is a controlled environment which is conducive to the process of learning, so too is this world.   And that, for the same reason that a student is not given the answers to the tests that they must complete before moving on to a higher level of instruction, there is an important reason why man dwells under the  cloud of ignorance that is portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness).   Therefore, the authors of the scriptures well understood the reality that the body of esoteric knowledge must be concealed from the ruling powers of this world, or it will be immediately destroyed.   Proof of this fact is easily demonstrated in the article The Ten Words, where it is demonstrated beyond any doubt that the original Ebionite Nazirene Disciples of Jesus were correct, in their assertion that Jesus was a man who became the Messiah and One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God at his baptism.   And regardless of the facts and proof presented, the Christian world ardently ignores the Truth, and condemns as heretics those who even present to them the facts.   Thus, they have eaten at the table of the Prince of the Left Hand, and their whole mind, thinking and lifestyle is under the control of what Paul portrays as the god of this world.  

Throughout most of man's history it was virtually impossible for core essential truths to be written literally, because (1) organic man could not comprehend his own higher soul reality -- (2) whenever core essential truths were written in a manner that man could begin to grasp them, these truths were quickly corrupted and condemned as heresy.   Therefore, it has always been necessary to preserve and conceal these core essential truths under the garb of allegory, so that they could be passed on to those who had the capacity to use them, and escape the shackles of what Jesus portrayed as the Citizen of the Far Country.   Unbeknown to the congregation of faith-based believers who are acting in the capacity of a mule or courier who smuggles and preserves important sacred (esoteric) knowledge without the god of this world (Citizen of the far Country) being able to totally stop and inhibit the smuggling of these sacred esoteric truths -- and while the god of this world can keep and maintain the congregation of believers in a state of denial when they are confronted with the facts, because of the manner that the scriptures are composed, it remains impossible for the Citizen of the Far Country to totally destroy the body of sacred knowledge.   Why?   Because all things that exist, must exist within the Divine Pattern of Creation.   Therefore, the scriptures are composed using a CODE -- and the CODE takes into account the very Spiritual DNA of Creation itself.   What this means is that the CODE to retrieving the esoteric knowledge that lies concealed beneath the text which Paul portrayed as the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6), which was often little more than "Jewish fables" (Titus 1:14), was the CODE which Jesus portrayed as  The Key of Knowledge  that the Jews are said to have thrown away.    That the segment of the Gentile Church which called themselves Orthodox, followed in the same way as the carnal Jews who were portrayed as Pharisees, is the very reason why the congregation of Christians today are themselves a body of mules or couriers, who dwell in a Spiritual Diaspora that totally inhibits them from perceiving the true meaning of the Gospels.   Yet, because they have preserved the sacred writings, they can begin to free themselves from the constraints and shackles of the Citizen of the Far Country, by learning how to apply The Key of Knowledge to both the scriptures, the world in which they live, and within the construct of their own body, mind/soul and spiritual natures.  

  The Gospels And The PreExistent Soul That Evolves To Perfection In Many Lifetimes: What is demonstrated conclusively in the above is the fact that the whole of the Gospel message and teachings is largely dependent upon the advancement and evolution over the course of many lifetimes that the soul has lived, in order to attain to that level where they can "enter in the House with the Lord"!   As stated in the above, the literal text of the Torah/Old Testament which Paul calls the "letter that killeth", is a portrayal of the Law of Action and Reaction -- i.e., the Mosaic Law of Karmic Retribution.   Again, as detailed in the above, the parabolic teachings in the Gospels that are designed to convey important esoteric truths to the few who are said to be In The House -- while concealing from the multitude of hearers the inner spiritual meaning -- instructing each hearer in accord with their own spiritual level or condition in relation to the ground in the parable of the Sower And The Seed -- is totally dependent upon the spiritual victories that each soul has accomplished over the course of the previous lifetimes that their soul has lived.   This spiritual reality was an integral part of pre-Nicene Church doctrine as set forth in the words of the Church Father Origen when he wrote that “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis - see The Early Church On Predestination).    And while the Gospels in their original condition openly declared these truths more openly than they do at present -- prior to their corruption by the Christians who called themselves Orthodox, and entered into a covenant with Pagan Rome (see http://BibleCorruption.com ) -- as demonstrated conclusively in the above, the whole of the core Gospel principles is totally dependent upon the evolutionary journey of the soul over the course of many lifetimes.  

The important question was presented to Jesus: "Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?" (Matt 19:16 ESV).   And Jesus replied: "If you would enter life, keep the commandments."    One must keep the Commandments in order to fulfill the Law -- with the objective being to fulfill the Law within one's self in order to become transformed into the Final Temple.    To fulfill the objectives of the scriptures, and become transformed into the High Priest of the Living Temple of your body-mind -- which enables the disciple to enter in at the Holy of Holies within one's self, and receive the Gnosis that only the Logos/Son of God/True Prophet can bestow upon one who is truly faithful -- the seeker must live the necessary Consecrated Life that transforms their lower animal nature into a perfect sacrifice in their Living Temple.    Quoting from the AskMoses.com article on the Final Temple:

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 is allegorically presented in the Torah and the Old Testament, is the esoteric knowledge that a disciple needs to perfect the Laws within his own body and mind, and become transformed into the Final Temple.   When Jesus stated that who desire to be his follower, and do not themselves pick up their own cross and travail in TheWay, are not worthy of entering into Life.   Thus, the crucifixion itself is an allegorical portrayal of the Final Stage of Birth -- and those who fail to bring about the process within themselves, cannot return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination.   And this process of birth is presented in the words: "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22 NKJ).

The beginning of the process is the keeping of the Commandments -- and especially in the manner that Jesus taught throughout the Gospels and the Sermon on the Mount.   With respect to the outward rituals of the Jews, the early Church writer Epiphanius quotes the Gospel of the Ebionites/Hebrews where Jesus states: "I have come to destroy the sacrifices" (Panarion 30.16.5) -- because these sacrifices must be brought about within the body-mind of the disciple.    And in condemnation of the outward ritual observance of the Law by the carnal Jews 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).   Taking this condemnation of the ritual observance of the Laws even further: "The multitude of your sacrifices-- what are they to me? says the LORD. I have more than enough of burnt offerings, of rams and the fat of fattened animals; I have no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats. When you come to appear before me, who has asked this of you, this trampling of my courts? Stop bringing meaningless offerings! Your incense is detestable to me. New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations-- I cannot bear your evil assemblies. Your New Moon festivals and your appointed feasts my soul hates. They have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them. When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide my eyes from you; even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are full of blood; wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow" (Isa 1:11-17 NIV).  

What did Jesus teach regarding the Law?   "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.  I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.  Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matt 5:17-20 NIV).  

How different modern Christians perceive what the scriptures actually convey is easily demonstrated by using our very own Bibles.   When Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders that the “…tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you” (Matt 21:31 RSV), such a statement simply has no place within the present day understanding of Christian doctrine.  Because we are without a means to explain Jesus' words, most Bible commentaries simply ignore the implications of this passage of scripture . One widely used commentary attempts to correct the text by changing the words to “instead of” -- which would then make the meaning doctrinally correct and read: “The tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God instead of you”.   In this verse of scripture we are presented with one of the core reasons why the original followers of Jesus believed differently than most Christians today.  The question that must be posed is: When will the chief priests and elders enter into the kingdom? Modern Christian doctrine states that because of their disbelief and rejection of Christ, they will be cut off from the face of God, and condemned to eternal judgment. And yet we cannot deny the fact that Jesus' own words convey the message that there will come a time when the chief priests and elders will also enter the Kingdom of God -- and it will be at a time after the tax collectors and harlots who believed, repented, picked up their own crosses and followed in TheWay.    
The question that we are presented with is how long must each of us who are the prodigal sons, travail in this, the Far Country, before we come to our senses and "turn about", and begin the journey in TheWay that returns us to the Edeninc Kingdom of Origination?    Jesus commanded those who would be his followers:
"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." (Matt 7:13-14 NKJ) -- i.e., "For many are called, but few are chosen" (Matt 22:14 NKJ).    With respect to the word that translators commonly render "destruction", the true meaning in no manner represents what is actually being presented.   Quoting the footnote on this word in the Schofield Reference Bible which reads: “There is no thought in these various words of annihilation but of something that is ruined and thus unsuitable or unable to fulfill its original purpose”   And it is not until we come to understand the meaning of the Gospel of Thomas saying 84 (see Man As An Embryonic Soul-Image), can we even begin to understand what is being taught in these verses.   The answer is found in Paul's statement regarding the thinking, mindset and lifestyle of the people of this world who dwell under the power and control of the "Citizen ...of the Far Country": "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world..." (Col 2:8 NIV)
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As a lost prodigal son, how many lifetimes travailing in this world will be required before you keep the Commandments, begin the process of the transformation of your body-mind into the Final Temple?    How many images of your higher soul-self will be generated into this world "...that is ruined and thus unsuitable or unable to fulfill its original purpose”, before you begin to overcome the Law within you, and begin to draw nearer and learn from the One Teacher that Jesus said to seek out?   How many lifetimes will you read the sacred word of the scriptures through the dogmatic filter of the doctrines of carnal men, before you embrace the words of Peter when he warned: "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without". (see The Spiritual Disenfranchisement Of The Mind).  

 

 

  The Bible As A Trojan Horse: While it may be offensive to the common believers to see themselves portrayed in the above as a variety of "simpleminded ...mules", it was the Orthodox Church itself which brought this condition about when they entered into a covenant relationship with the Pagan Emperor Constantine -- who then dictated what beliefs Christians could hold, and used his armies to murder whoever did not accept the religion of the emperor (see The Christian Judas).   Prior to the fourth century, the Church existed in the manner of a Spiritual Hospital that cared for human afflictions at one level -- served as a guide into the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom at a second level -- and a core spiritual environment for those who had evolved to a state of maturity -- and this is demonstrated in the articles The Secret Doctrine and The Gnostic Paul.   But the Church itself was put to death, once Pagan Rome became the ruling factor in the doctrines of the Church.   And if the original authors had not written the scriptures as a Spiritual Trojan Horse, the Truth would not be available for sincere seekers today.  

Paul had correctly predicted that those who called themselves Christian would worship the AntiChrist as God (see The Church Of the AntiChrist).   But once the Church came under secular Roman rule -- and the servants and scribes of Constantine further edited the most corrupt copies of the scriptures in order to make them better support the doctrines of Pagan Rome (see BibleCorruption.com) -- both the original Ebionite Nazirenes and the Spiritual Christians were hunted down and murdered, in order to silence all opposition to the religion of the emperor.   Yet, because of  The Key of Knowledge, throughout the ensuing thirteen hundred years when the Church ruled, small communities of Spiritual Christians were reborn, in order to guide sincere seekers in TheWay.   And when properly understood, what is now Islam was one of these Spiritual movements that was originally a community of seekers who attempted to restore the Truth and TheWay (see The True History Of Islam).   In fact, in the Middle Ages there was a high level of interaction between Spiritual Christians, Kabbalistic Jews, and Sufi Muslims to assist seekers from all three religions to find the Truth and TheWay that would set them free from the human servitude to the god of this world that shackles mankind to a state of profound ignorance.    Because the scriptures were themselves a Trojan Horse that, when The Key of Knowledge  was properly applied, revealed a body of esoteric truths that enabled sincere seekers to restore their level of spirituality achieved in their more distant past, leaders arose within these spiritual communities who then guided other seekers into TheWay of the Light and Truth.   And what you are reading at the present, is the product of the Divine Plan of Creator-God that uses these sacred writings which are called scriptures, to insure that the Truth and TheWay is preserved for those who are genuine seekers and disciples of Messiah/Christ.

The Bible is as a Trojan Horse that, what the Apostle Peter portrayed as the "Prince of the Right Hand" left as a gift in disguise, in order to enable those who dwell under the power and authority of the Citizen of the Far Country (aka god of this world) to use, in their escape from the power and dominion of the "Prince of the Left Hand".    While the prodigal son dwelt in the Far Country, he remained under the control of the Citizen which Paul portrays as the god of this world.   Yet, when the prodigal son began to realize the futility of the Far Country -- and looked for a means to escape what Jesus called the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) --  the prodigal son only had to apply what Jesus called The Key of Knowledge to the (Trojan Horse) scriptures, to begin the process of gaining the necessary knowledge and power to prevail over the god of this world, and begin the journey in TheWay and return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination.

  The Hidden Reality Of The Old Testament: At the time that the Torah/Old Testament was written, the people were nomads who sacrificed not only animals, but sometimes other people and even their own children to the gods and powers of this world.   Thus the question: If God did not require animal sacrifice and the whole gamut of rituals in the Old Testament that Paul portrayed as worthless, then why was the Old Testament written in this manner that deceived the people into performing these rituals?    That the scriptures not only possess an inner meaning that is not apparent to the mind of organic man -- and the scriptures must themselves be turned within one's own mind and being as the  The Key of Knowledge, is the reason why Jesus condemned the whole system of animal sacrifice in a temple made with the hands of men ("...the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands" - Acts 7:48) -- "Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?" (1 Cor 3:16 NKJV).    Even such rituals as circumcision was in use among the Jews before Moses, and was nothing more than a custom that the biblical authors used because the Jews would not have accepted the Torah if it was rejected -- and the biblical authors used the custom in an allegory to present a higher truth of the spirit.   Thus, Jesus states: "Moses commanded you to circumcise your sons. But it wasn't really Moses who gave you this command. It was your ancestors..." (John 7:22 CEV).    In like manner, while the sacrificing of animals is a worthless endeavor, if the scriptures were not written so that the literal text appeared on the surface to confirm that God demanded animal sacrifice and heathen worship in the form of worthless rituals, then the scriptures would not be embraced and promulgated by the nomadic heathen tribe that called themselves Jews.   That the Torah is totally allegorical, and conceals from the masses the true meaning, is demonstrated in the portrayal of the Final Temple.   Concealed within the allegory of building a temple, was the body of esoteric instructions and knowledge necessary to transform the seeker/disciple's own physical body and mind into a Living Spiritual Final Temple.   And in building this Living Spiritual Temple within the construct of one's own body and mind, the seeker/disciple fulfilled the objective of becoming the High Priest who had the power to enter in at the Holy of Holies, and gain access into the Kingdom within.

When Paul warned that the "natural" mind of man was incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the soul -- the Mysteries of the Kingdom -- and the true reasons for man's sojourn in this world which Jesus portrayed in the parable of the prodigal son as the Far Country -- without understanding the important reasons why it is impossible for the organic mind of man to comprehend his own higher reality, mankind will remain lost and wandering in this world in pursuit of a spiritual reality that he can never achieve.   Because the Truth could not be literally written, Judaism was therefore what is known as a Mystery religion -- and the common Jews were used in the manner of mules who preserved their scriptural Trojan Horse, for those who were intelligent enough not to be seduced by the absurdities of the written text.   In the words of Moses Maimonedes, one of the most respected of Jewish theologians, historian, and Talmudist, where he writes about the nature of scripture: “Every time that you find in our books a tale the reality of which seems impossible, a story which is repugnant to both reason and common sense, then be sure that the tale contains a profound allegory veiling a deeply mysterious truth; and the greater the absurdity of the letter, the deeper the wisdom of the spirit”.   The objective of Judaism is to become transformed into Spiritual Israel.   In the exact same manner as the enlightened Jewish Rabbi's, the early Christian Church Father Origen writes: It is sufficient however, to represent in the style of a historic narrative what is intended to convey a secret meaning in the garb of history, that those who have the capacity may work out for themselves all that relates to the subject.”   And with regard to what would otherwise be historical symbols and events that would appear to us as the knowledge of superficial episodes of the past, Origen writes: “I believe that every man must hold these things for images, under which the hidden sense lies concealed” (Origen - Huet., Prigeniana, 167 Franck, p. 142).   Students of Hebrew Mysticism will perceive that what the third-century Christian Church Father Origen wrote was no different than what is contained in the Zohar, where it states: “The narratives of the doctrine are its cloak.   The simple look only on the garment, that is upon the narrative of the doctrine; more they know not.   The instructed, however, see not merely the cloak, but what the cloak covers”.   The Jewish mystic who spends his life seeking the inner meaning of the written word that the natural mind of man is incapable of seeing, has warned: "Thus the tales related in the Torah are simply her outer garments, and woe to the man who regards that outer garb as the Torah itself, for such a man will be deprived of portion in the next world..." (the Zohar quoted in No Jew Has Read The Torah).   Peter said what appears to be historical never happened.   Paul called the literal text an allegory.   These same truths are again conveyed to us in the words of the Church Historian Eusebius: “Many were led astray by reading the allegorical contents of the scriptures literally in the method of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”.   What these symbols truly mean is perhaps best expressed by G.R.S. Mead in his celebrated work, Fragments of a Faith Forgotten, where he explained that, once properly understood, the true meaning of what is “…projected onto the screen…” of the scriptures, “…was in reality a picture of their [man’s] own minds”

The Church Father Origen went one step further and reasoned that "...What man is found such an idiot as" to believe these forms and symbols literally, and not to understand "...that every man must hold these things for images, under which the hidden sense lies concealed”?   (see Mystery).   In the same way that when a beast becomes conditioned to its environment, when the mind of man is ruled over by his lower animal nature, he will believe virtually anything -- i.e., Pagan sacrifices, virgin sacrifices, belief in a warring and conquering god, belief in a vengeful god that is even more evil than the most vile of mankind.   As stated above, the Apostle Peter warns that the enigmas of the scriptures which he portrays as the "mystery of the books with the power to deceive" (see Power To Deceive), were intentionally inserted into the body of the text as a test to the reader.   Peter portrays the Gentiles as being easily deceived, because they are accustomed to believing bad things about God.   Thus, the god of the Old Testament has been insightfully portrayed as resembling the Wizard of OZ -- i.e., a magical nut case behind the curtain who liked physical circumcision, genocide of non-Jews including killing every woman & child -- a god who made man, then repented he even made man and killed everyone on earth but Noah and his immediate family -- a god who kills a man for trying to steady the ARK, a voodoo god who loves animal sacrifice and blood sprinkling, a god who sacrifices his son. The scriptures are very clear, it’s all allegorical about the Kingdom within.   The reader is warned  in John 6:63, that reading the scriptures literally has no profit at all (“the flesh profiteth nothing”) and leaves the reader spiritually bankrupt : "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life".

What Moses Maimonedes is stating in the above, then, is that there exists many parts of the scriptures that are literally and historically not true -- going so far as to even portray portions of the written texts as being "...repugnant to both reason and common sense".   And if this is true, how can any intelligent reader of the scriptures, whether believer or critic, make the claim that they know what it being stated, when the scriptures were intentionally written so that only an initiate could perceive the true meaning?   Why was unhistorical events that were "...repugnant to both reason and common sense" even inserted into the scriptures in the first place?   Because much of what was presented was exactly as Paul portrayed it -- i.e., "Jewish fables" (Titus 1:14).   The question must therefore be asked: Why did the authors of the scriptures weave their truths within and around "Jewish fables"?    Because if their writings did not conform to the very heathen and superstitious beliefs of the nomadic tribe who called themselves Jews, the writings themselves would be rejected and destroyed.    And because the Mystics recognized the journey of the soul, they understood that they, or the future images generated by their own soul -- would need the wisdom and knowledge contained within the scriptures in the future.    

Isn't Paul stating this exact same truth when he writes to the Galatians who are attempting to embrace Jewish ritualistic ways, and states: “Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?” And then Paul goes on to explain to those who want to attempt to read the written word literally, in an historical context as Christians do today: “For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory” (Gal 4:21-24 KJV). 

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

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

Why does the Most High God take no pleasure in rituals, sacrifices, incense, Sabbaths and New Moon festivals?  In the words of the Church Father Origen: “I believe that every man must hold these things for images, under which the hidden sense lies concealed.”  And in the words of Paul:  "Which things are an allegory.”   And in the words of the Jewish Mystic: “The narratives of the doctrine are its cloak.   The simple look only on the garment, that is upon the narrative of the doctrine; more they know not.   The instructed, however, see not merely the cloak, but what the cloak covers”.

In recognizing Jesus' words when he stated that the god of the Torah Observant Jews was the Devil -- the Spiritual Christians who were called Gnostics, understood what was being implied when they said the god of the Jew was a lesser god who was a Demiurge.   Why a Demiurge?   Because they were literally controlled by their inherent carnal mindset -- i.e., the beliefs of the carnal Jews which included all that they saw and understood, was interwoven through the filter of their doctrines in accord with the heathen vision of their god that they believed in.    And Paul correctly warned that you can't be saved by the outward ritual works of the written word of the Law -- that the reader of the scriptures who failed to understand the allegorical manner they were composed in, embraced what Paul portrayed as the "letter that killeth".   Peter called the written words of the scriptures the books that have the power to deceive.    Why?   Because the literal written word of the scriptures portrays the Left Hand of God, while the inner spiritual meaning that lies beneath the allegorical garb, reveals the Right Hand that can sustain and save.   The Left Hand is the reflective reality -- i.e., Lucifer -- and this reflective reality is called the Bringer of Light, because the reflective reality is a corrective response to our actions in this world -- i.e., the fruit of our past words, thoughts, desires and deeds that through confrontation, forces an upward movement towards completion.   Thus, the reality of the words with respect to the Laws that, as you do unto others, the same will be returned unto yourself.   The Old Testament has often been portrayed as the Mosaic Law of retribution -- i.e., an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.    And what is actually being conveyed is the Law of action and reaction -- often called the Law of Karma.    When a child misbehaves, a parent applies a corrective action in accordance with the needs of the child.   And in the scriptures this great truth is revealed in the words:  "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap" (Gal 6:7 NKJ). 

Thus, while the multitude of Jews celebrated dead rituals and traditions, the wise were able to utilize these same scriptures and apply what Jesus called The Key of Knowledge to reveal the concealed and preserved esoteric truths that were hidden within the body of the text which Paul stated was the "letter that killeth".   And this is why the Jews were portrayed as being blind, and the Spiritual Christians portrayed them as worshippers of a Demiurge -- or a god of their own making that created the illusions of the world in which they dwell. 

Again, if we pose the questions: Why aren't the scriptures written plainly?   So that everyone can read and understand?   Further, the question must be posed: If it is true that the outer text is just a quasi-historical cloak that is merely concealing the inner message that is beyond the vision and understanding of the vast majority of readers, wouldn't it be dishonest for the authors of the scriptures to not only conceal the truth from the reader -- but actually create a writing that can be compared to a type of Trojan Horse?   The fact that there exists a body of esoteric knowledge that is hidden in an allegorical language so it cannot be seen and detected by the community of believers who use these scriptures, just doesn't make sense to the average person with a very limited and shallow understanding of the Divine Providence and Objectives of Creator-God.   While Jesus commanded to call no man on earth your father -- because you only have One Father who is your Heavenly Father -- the vast majority of Christians simply fail to understand the reality of Jesus' words.    And when the Pharisees accused Jesus of blasphemy, he replied to them: "Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, 'I said, You are gods '?" (John 10:34 NKJ - see Ye Are Gods).   And indeed, if the essence of what is portrayed in the parable of the prodigal son does in fact apply to each person, then the vast majority of mankind is simply not prepared to understand their true spiritual reality as the divine offspring of Creator-God.    In fact, they condemn such a reality as blasphemy.       

Where the average person would look upon the reality of God as a King who demands obedience -- they would see themselves as subjects which God demands obedience, and punishes those who disobey His Mandates.   Thus, the whole concept of a concealed truth that is beyond their ability to even detect in what they consider to be the Written Word of God to all of mankind, makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.   As subjects, they only need to know the legal requirements that God sets forth for them to observe, and to heap praise upon Him as their ruler and king.   And when the historical Jesus -- i.e., a true Holy Man -- came to teach them, they made him a pagan sacrifice that bestowed upon believers a license to live a heathen life in sin.   Yet, such a mindset is the product of a totally immature understanding of both themselves, and God.   When properly understood, there is no such thing as a God who punishes -- but rather, there are Laws that control each of our development, in order to insure that each and every prodigal son fulfills their Divine Destiny that was inaugurated in the Beginning.   In the parable, when the prodigal son commenced his journey into the Far Country, his thinking was totally immature, and he did not at all understand the ramifications of his actions.   Further, because he was of an immature mindset and understanding, he did not comprehend the ramifications of his lifestyle while in the Far Country.   All our actions have consequences -- and it was the "...riotous living" which squandered away the prodigal son's inheritance -- i.e., the very vital life-force that animates his mind and being -- that robs the prodigal son of the ability to both remember his more distant past, and possess the depth of mind to comprehend his own higher soul-realty.   

This world is portrayed as spiritually barren -- the valley of death that for some people can be portrayed as a type of hell -- and when the allegorical meaning of swine is understood, mankind's reality in this world is presented in the words of the parable: "...And when he (the prodigal son) had spent all (his inheritance), there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.   And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.   And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him" (Luke 15:13-16 KJV).   The Amplified Bible version adds some important elements to the parable that is not apparent when translated into English -- i.e., "And He said, There was a certain man who had two sons;  And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the part of the property that falls [to me]. And he divided the estate between them. [Deut 21:15-17.]  And not many days after that, the younger son gathered up all that he had and journeyed into a distant country, and there he wasted his fortune in reckless and loose [from restraint] living.  And when he had spent all he had, a mighty famine came upon that country, and he began to fall behind and be in want.   So he went and forced (glued) himself upon one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed hogs.  And he would gladly have fed on and filled his belly with the carob pods that the hogs were eating, but [they could not satisfy his hunger and] nobody gave him anything [better]" [Jer 30:14.] (Luke 15:11-16  AMP).  
What does it mean for the son to be portrayed as having "...forced (glued)" himself to the Citizen of the Far Country?   Thus, what we see is that once the prodigal son was "glued" to the Citizen of this world, that he remained under the total control of what Paul portrayed as the god of this world.   Unable to think or reason independently -- and very much imbued with the cultural mindset and lifestyle that maintained his existence as a slave to his worldly master who ruled over every aspect of his thinking and life.   And this is true of all of mankind -- who has been enrolled in God's Divine School House where the prodigal sons evolve to maturity through the process of having their own actions returned back upon them -- i.e., good, bad or indifferent.  

Without understanding the identity of the elder son who maintained himself in absolute harmony with the Will of the Father, the parable itself will make little real sense to the reader -- i.e., "But his older son was in the field; and as he returned and came near the house, he heard music and dancing.  And having called one of the servant [boys] to him, he began to ask what this meant.  And he said to him, Your brother has come, and your father has killed that [wheat-]fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and well.  But [the elder brother] was angry [with deep-seated wrath] and resolved not to go in. Then his father came out and began to plead with him, But he answered his father, Look! These many years I have served you, and I have never disobeyed your command. Yet you never gave me [so much as] a [little] kid, that I might revel and feast and be happy and make merry with my friends; But when this son of yours arrived, who has devoured your estate with immoral women, you have killed for him that [wheat-] fattened calf!  And the father said to him, Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.  But it was fitting to make merry, to revel and feast and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and is alive again! He was lost and is found!" (Luke 15:25-32 AMP).   That the elder son is not representative of a person or people is demonstrated in the words that this elder son has perpetually "...served [the Father], and [has] have never disobeyed [the Father's] command".   Why can't the modern believer understand the nature and identity of the elder son?   Because they, like the Pharisees, have thrown away The Key of Knowledge.  

  The Folly Of Original Sin: The primary doctrine of the Church is not drawn from the Original Gospel teachings of TheWay -- but rather, the doctrine of Original Sin had to be imported from the Mithraic based teachings of the Iranian prophet Mani, in order to explain and fill the great void that the Church suppression of important teachings on the pre-existent soul created.   Thereby creating a pagan foundation to the Church that rendered Christianity spiritually impotent.   Yet, Jesus himself in the Gospels stated just the opposite in the words: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17).   Contrary to the Church dogma, if Jesus is the physician, then those who achieve and sustain a condition of Wholeness, do not need the physician -- and as a physician, Jesus did not come for the salvation of those who are Whole, but only those who are sick and need the physician.   But in to all opposition to Church dogma, what this also means is that at the time of Jesus, there existed people who he portrays as "whole [and] righteous" who did not need Jesus the physician (see The Original Teachings Have Nothing In Common With Church Dogma http://TheCall.Nazirene.org#OriginalTeachings ).

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), few modern Christians have even begun to understand why Prof. Allegro made this statement, which confirmed the position of A. Powell Davies that: “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” (quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls).  What was it about the Original Foundational Gospel teachings that had virtually nothing in common with what modern Christians believe today?   And perhaps the more important question: Does it matter?

While most Christians remain ignorant of why biblical scholars published these long ignored warnings, the majority of believers felt that so long as the Church had the Bible as their guide, that the facts they remained ignorant of really didn't matter.   Yet, in light of a series of even more profound statement by scholars such as Prof. Bart D. Ehrman that the Bibles that the Church is using has been edited with core spiritual teachings removed -- wherein in his book, The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture, he warns us that: "...theological disputes, specifically disputes over Christology, prompted Christian scribes to alter the words of scripture in order to make them more serviceable for the polemical task. Scribes modified their manuscripts to make them more patently ‘orthodox’ and less susceptible to ‘abuse’ by the opponents of orthodoxy" -- which orthodoxy was to bring the text of the Bible into conformity with the doctrines and tenets of the Church of the Roman Emperor Constantine.   As documented in the article BibleCorruption.com , the Gentile believers who portrayed themselves as Orthodox Christians, had been editing and in their manner of thinking, correcting the scriptures since the first century.   In his Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, by Dr. F. H. Scrivener, he writes that: "In the second century we have seen too many instances of attempts to tamper with the text of Scripture, some merely injudicious, others positively dishonest". Scrivener states that "it is no less true to fact than paradoxical in sound, that the worst corruptions to which the New Testament has ever been subjected, originated within 100 years after it was composed: and that Irenaeus and the African Fathers, and the whole Western, with a portion of the Syrian Church" used inferior manuscripts.  Under the title of Bible in the Church, the Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics writes: "In the first two centuries nearly all the various readings of the New Testament came into existence, the majority of them by deliberate alteration of the text, many for the sake of style, and several in the interests of dogma… Often readings were rejected as falsifications of heretics, but often the heretics were right in their counter-complaint… Every province, every order, every monastery, has a tradition of its own…"   If every province, every order, and every monastery in the first two centuries had their own version of the scriptures which supported their favorite doctrines of belief, then we must seriously ask the question as to what has been passed down to us today?  

Fortunately, if the Christian begins to rebuild his thinking -- the paradigm and framework of their mindset --- supported by a lifestyle built upon the Original Gospel Foundation -- learning how to use the scriptures in their intended function as the Key of Knowledge that opens the "narrow gate" within them to gain entrance to the Inner Kingdom -- which through the process of Anamnesis the scriptures are designed to "open the eyes of the heart" to see and experience all Spiritual Truths that the Pure Gospel Teachings revealed to the Original Disciples of TheWay -- then the corruption of the scriptures will no longer have the spiritually devastating effect as they have had upon the modern Christians who dwell in a self-imposed Diaspora of abject spiritual ignorance.   But to break free of the shackles that enslave the Church, they must begin to reject the Mesopotamian quasi-gnostic teachings that have totally alienated modern Christians from the Original Gospel Foundational teachings -- thereby rendering Christianity in the words of The Adam Clark Bible Commentary with regard to the passage at Hebrews 1:5 to be based upon a “vain and baseless” vision of both the very nature and destiny of mankind.  If the source of what you as a Christian believes has virtually nothing in common with what Jesus taught -- and his original followers and disciples believed -- then when you arrive in the hereafter, how will you defend your reluctance to seek Truth during your life you are presently living?  When it is demonstrated to you that as the prodigal son or daughter, you possess the innate ability to tap into the Truth of all Truths, what excuse will you use to defend your complacency?  And if it is shown to you that not only do you -- as the offspring of your Heavenly Father -- possess the innate ability to tap into the Truth of all Truth -- but it is in fact one of the primary purposes your soul is living your present life -- are you prepared to admit to to a life of abject failure?   

The Foundational Paradigm of Failure is erected upon the doctrine of Original Sins and all the similar doctrines which have their existence within the domain of a savior who must be sacrificed for the salvation of a fallen mankind.   While modern believers cling to the dogma of the doctrine of Original Sin which was hatched by St. Augustine, it is the faith-based believers own spiritual immaturity that causes them to cling to such preposterous and carnal ideas about God.   What was the source of the doctrine of Original Sin?  Quoting from T.W. Doane, Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions, 7th ed., 1910, p.194-5: "The Persians believed that they were tainted with original sin, owing to the fall of their first parents who were tempted by the evil one in the form of a serpent" [194:12].   Quoting from the Wikipedia: "The Romans attributed their Mithraic mysteries (the mystery religion known as Mithraism) to Persian or Zoroastrian sources relating to Mithra."  With respect to Manichaeanism, the same article states:  "It was among the Parthian Manicheans that Mithra as a Sun God surpassed the importance of Narisaf as the common Iranian image of the Third Messenger; among the Parthians the dominance of Mithra was such that his identification with the Third Messenger led to cultic emphasis on the Mithraic traits in the Manichaean God."   Quoting from The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors, by Kersey Graves who writes with respect to those who believed in Mithra: "They observed all the Christian sacraments, even to the laying on of hands in the confirmation." (211.) And the Christian Tertullian also tells us that "The priests of Mithra promised absolution from sin on confession and baptism," while another author adds, that "on such occasions Mithra marked his followers (the servants of God) in their foreheads," and that "he celebrated the sacrifice of bread, which is the resurrection."

St. Augustine, one of the most important figures in the history of the Roman Church, was a Manichaean before converting to Christianity.   Why did he convert?   It is important to note that Augustine's conversion came after the threat of death -- i.e., quoting the Wikipedia: "Augustine of Hippo (354–430) converted to Christianity from Manichaeism, in the year 387. This was shortly after the Roman Emperor Theodosius I had issued a decree of death for all Manichaean monks in 382 and shortly before he declared Christianity to be the only legitimate religion for the Roman Empire in 391."   So, in the same way that the Emperor Constantine hunted down the Ebionite Nazirenes and Spiritual Christians as heretics in the year 325, Theodosius hunted down the Manichaeans in the year 382.   And it was shortly after the decree of death by the emperor, that Augustine converted to Christianity.   Further, it is therefore important to point out that Manichaean teachings were based upon a form of Gentile-Gnosticism - and this form of Gnostic teachings which rejects the Original Gospel Teachings, has totally undermined the modern Church.   With respect to the Manichaeism of St. Augustine the Wikipedia states: "Manichaeism taught an elaborate dualistic cosmology describing the struggle between a good, spiritual world of light, and an evil, material world of darkness. Through an ongoing process which takes place in human history, light is gradually removed from the world of matter and returned to the world of light, whence it came. Its beliefs were based on local Mesopotamian gnostic and religious movements".   Thus, when rightly understood, these Mesopotamian teachings which have been classified as Gnostic have totally undermined the original spiritual foundation of the Church.   And with respect to the label Gnostic: It should be noted that the Roman Church labeled virtually every theological position contrary to their own as Gnostic heresy.  To the degree that the word itself and what it represents has been totally misrepresented by man's countless opinions that have no basis in actual fact.

Was the teachings of Mani which both Manichean and Mithraic Dualism served as the Foundation of the Doctrine of Original Sin that was championed by St. Augustine was based truly Gnostic?   It must be acknowledged that there are what must be understood as quasi faux-Gnostic and various Mystery religions that have attempted to portray the physical as evil, and only spirit as good.  And while they may call themselves Gnostic, they are not -- they are merely a different variety of the way of the monk.  Before his conversion, St Augustine who is the author of the doctrine of Original Sin (see The Folly Of Original Sin: http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#OriginalSin ) wherein he drew from his Manichaean background the faux-gnostic concepts that were the bedrock of his doctrine as presented above in the Widipedia: article.   While Duality exists -- all evil is in the Separation of the Opposite Male/Female or Positive/Negative or Active/Refliective Polarities.  Which means that the only evil in the "material world" is in its separation from its spiritual opposite -- and when rightly understood, all Duality is in fact the very Foundation of the Trinity and the Divine Pattern of Creation -- and in view of the fact that the Third-Force Balance of the Trinity is the Reality of Mind, it must be recognized as anti-Gnostic to promote the belief that this world which is Feminine/Reflective, must be suppressed and negated.   Further, the Mind and the acquisition of the Divine Manna of the Kingdom (Gnosis) can only be achieved by embracing the reality of Wholeness as personified in saying 22 of the Gospel of Thomas: "Jesus replied, 'When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; ...then will you enter the kingdom'" -- and thus, overcome all Duality by merging and marrying the opposites within the mind of the seeker/disciple.     Which means that the Augustinian doctrine of Original Sin is against and in opposition to the purpose and objective of the Original Gospel Teachings. 

To what degree the church had fallen under the control of blind carnal men can perhaps best be envisioned in the words of Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, when he wrote: “It is a thing equally deplorable and dangerous, that there are as many creeds as opinions among men, as many doctrines as inclinations, and as many sources of blasphemy as there are faults among us; because we make creeds arbitrarily, and explain them as arbitrarily. The Homoousion is rejected, and received, and explained away by successive synods. The partial or total resemblance of the Father and of the Son is a subject of dispute for these unhappy times. Every year, nay, every moon, we make new creeds to describe invisible mysteries. We repent of what we have done, we defend those who repent, we anathematize those who we defended. We condemn either the doctrine of others in ourselves, or our own in that of others; and, reciprocally tearing one another to pieces, we have been the cause of each other's ruin” (Quoted by E. Gibbon; The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire).  Led by religious politicians, the Christian world became immersed in a sea of manmade doctrines -- doctrines that attempted to explain spiritual concepts that was beyond their ability to comprehend.   The doctrine that Augustine brought into Christianity Mesopotamian religious sect that had virtually nothing in common with the original Gospel teachings, which was later embraced by the framers of the Reformation, Martin Luther and John Calvin, has totally undermined the foundation of the whole of the modern Christian Church.  Thereby exiling faith-based believers in a self-imposed spiritual Diaspora that has totally alienated them from the Original Core Gospel Teachings and Objectives.

While Augustine after his conversion and with the threat of death vehemently opposed the Manichaean views of God, his teachings on original sin were directly drawn from what he had learned and embraced in Manichaeism.   In answer to the question does the Bible support Original Sin?   And the question: Does Judaism Believe In Original Sin?  The answer is stated in the foregoing article: "The term 'original sin' is unknown to the Jewish Scriptures, and the Church’s teachings on this doctrine are antithetical to the core principles of the Torah and its prophets."  The Wikipedia further adds: "The doctrine of 'inherited sin' is not found in most of mainstream Judaism. Although some in Orthodox Judaism place blame on Adam for overall corruption of the world...".  But what does this mean?   In the allegorical account of Genesis (see The Allegorical Fall of Man), Adam is not a person -- the word Adam simply means man -- and like the parable of the prodigal son, is representative of the universal pattern and reality of all of mankind.  The idea of what is presented in the written text as the sin of Adam, is what is portrayed allegorically -- but as will be demonstrated below, the Fall was forced upon all souls as stated at Rom 8:19-22.   And this Fall was brought about because of the lack of experiential knowledge. 

We have seen it documented in the above that freedom of religion did not exist once the Roman Government adopted the religion of Christianity.   Constantine hunted down and murdered those Christians who did not embrace the religion of the emperor.  Thus, Gibbon writes in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: ”Constantine easily believed that the heretics, who presumed to dispute his opinions or to oppose his commands, were guilty of the most absurd and criminal obstinancy... Not a moment was lost in excluding the ministers and teachers of the separated congregations from any share of the rewards and immunities which the emperor had so liberally bestowed on the orthodox clergy. But as the sectaries might still exist under the cloud of royal disgrace, the conquest of the East was immediately followed by an edict which announced their total destruction”.    Thus, in the same way that whoever did not embrace the religion of the emperor met with the sentence of death, whatever scriptures did not conform to the approved version, was immediately destroyed (see http://BibleCorruption.com ).   And in like manner, we see in the above where Augustine converted to Christianity was the Emperor Theodosius I issued the edict for the death of all Manichaeans.  And this fact of forced conversions and secular imposed doctrines was acknowledged in a recent Christianity Today interview with Brian McLaren where he pointed out that "One of the problems is that the average Christian in the average church who listens to the average Christian broadcasting has such an oversimplified understanding of both the Bible and of church history - it would be deeply disturbing for them to really learn about church history" -- what Brian McLaren is actually stating is that the vast majority of Christian believers would be "deeply disturbed" to be confronted by the historical fact that the doctrines and dogma of the Church -- as well as what teachings in the Bible were correct -- was determined by the emperors of pagan Rome and their approved bishops, priests and scribes of the Roman Church.  

  The Spiritual Void That Created Original Sin: The doctrine of Original Sin as explored in the above (see The Folly Of Original Sin), is the direct result of the removal of one of the most important Gospel foundational teachings -- i.e., the teaching on the pre-existent soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes.  In fact, with the removal of this teaching, the Church made it virtually impossible for Christians to understand the primary Gospel teachings -- leaving the Gospels with two lines of conflicting teachings that remain virtually impossible to reconcile -- i.e., that of Divine Providence/Predestination and Freewill.   And the void is so serious, that the Rev. Charles Spurgeon wrote about it in his autobiography: “The system of truth revealed in the Scriptures is not simply one straight line, but two; and no man will ever get a right view of the gospel until he knows how to look at the two lines at once.  For instance, I read in one Book of the Bible, The Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him who hears say, Come.  And let him who is athirst, Come.  And whoever will, let him take the water of life freely [Rev. 22:17].  Yet I am taught, in another part of the same inspired Word, that it is not of he who wills, nor of he who runs, but of God Who shows mercy [Rom 9:16].  I see, in one place, God in providence presiding over all, and yet I see, and I cannot help seeing, that man acts as he pleases, and that God has left his actions, in a great measure, to his own free-will.  Now, if I were to declare that man was so free to act that there was no control of God over his actions, I should be driven very near to atheism; and if, on the other hand, I should declare that God so over-rules all things that man is not free enough to be responsible, I should be driven at once into Antinomianism or fatalism.  That God predestines, and yet that man is responsible, are two facts that few can see clearly.  They are believed to be inconsistent and contradictory, but they are not.  The fault is in our weak judgment.  Two truths cannot be contradictory to each other.  If, then, I find taught in one part of the Bible that everything is fore-ordained, that is true; and if I find, in another Scripture, that man is responsible for all his actions, that is true; and it is only my folly that leads me to imagine that these two truths can ever contradict each other” (Charles H. Spurgeon, Autobiography Vol. 1: The Early Years. pp. 173, 174). 

The words of Spurgeon when he wrote: "...Now, if I were to declare that man was so free to act that there was no control of God over his actions, I should be driven very near to atheism; and if, on the other hand, I should declare that God so over-rules all things that man is not free enough to be responsible, I should be driven at once into Antinomianism or fatalism".   Because of the mass-confusion and inability of the Church to bring these two lines of teachings together, a great number of rational people simply dismiss the Church as a bogus fraud.   If we pose the question as to what degree life on earth is predestined?   It is at this point where the biblical teaching of predestination gets really frightening -- as demonstrated in Jesus' own words when he said: “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's will” (Matt 10:29 RSV).   If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without the Will of the Father, then we have no other option than to come to terms with the biblical fact that everything in this life is directly orchestrated by God?   On this verse the Adam Clark Commentary states: “The providence of God extends to the minutest things; everything is continually under the government and care of God, and nothing occurs without his will or permission”.  In relation to this verse under the heading of Providence in the Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary it is explained that: “Divine government is the continued activity of God by which He directs all things to the ends He has chosen in His eternal plan… He governs insignificant things (Matt. 10:29-31), apparent accidents (Prov. 16:33), as well as man's good (Phil. 2:13) and evil deeds (Acts 14:16). God acts in accordance with the laws and principles that He has established in the world. The laws of nature are nothing more than man's description of how we perceive God at work in the world. They neither have inherent power nor do they work by themselves. Man is not free to choose and act independently from God's will and plan; he chooses and acts in accordance with them. In His sovereignty, God controls man's choices and actions (Gen. 45:5; Deut. 8:18; Prov. 21:1). God's actions, however, do not violate the reality of human choice or negate man's responsibility as a moral being”. 

What the Bible states is that all sinners -- all evil people since the dawn of time to the present, have all been preordained into the life that they lived by God's all pervasive power over the mind of man.   What the Bible states is that the only difference between a good and moral God-fearing man, and one who would be deemed a degenerate, is that God chose that life for each individual person.   While such a biblical concept on the surface will immediately appear to be unjust, there is yet another dimension to the problem that few Christians today have ever pondered.   The question that every believer of the Gospel today should ask is this: How can the modern church lead the people, when they cannot tell you how, if “man is not free to choose and act independently from God's will and plan”, and can only choose and act in accordance with God's Will; and “in His sovereignty, God controls man's choices and actions”; how does this “not violate the reality of human choice or negate man's responsibility as a moral being”?   The problem is that our modern churches cannot possibly answer these all-important questions.    Moreover, it is because of the irreconcilable differences of these two biblical teachings -- teachings that are both fully represented throughout the scriptures -- that the Rev. Spurgeon admitted that: “…it is only my folly that leads me to imagine that these two truths can ever contradict each other”.  

For nineteen hundred years many Christians have condemned the Jews for “killing Christ.   Yet Peter states to the leaders of the Jews regarding Jesus that: this Man delivered up by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death” (Acts 2:23 NAS).   The word predetermined" as used in this instance, should invoke a great many questions in the minds of Christians.   Did the Jews and Romans crucify Christ?   Commenting on this verse, Barnes' Notes states: The fact, moreover, that this was predicted, shows that it was fixed or resolved on. No event can be foretold, evidently, unless it be certain that it will take place. The event, therefore, must in some way be fixed or resolved on beforehand”.  Speaking about the Hand of God upon the hearts and minds of the people, Peter and John said: Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen” (Acts 4:27-28 NIV).   What the two disciples are conveying to the reader is that every event that took place at the crucifixion was directly brought about by the Hand of God acting upon the hearts and minds of the people.   Regardless of whether we understand it, in order to begin the journey of walking in The Way, it is imperative for us to acknowledge the validity of this biblical statement.   Moreover, if this is true, we must ask ourselves the question: How can man resist the power and will” of what God “decided beforehand should happen?   How could the Jews resist the Will of God? 

What is clearly conveyed to the reader is that the biblical teaching regarding the crucifixion was a pre-planned drama that God brought about by imposing His supernatural and all-pervasive Will upon a group of people who were little more than puppets on God's stage of life.   Unless Christians are ready to adopt the doctrine that man is more powerful than the Will of God, then they must be ready to acknowledge the fact that those who brought about the events which culminated in the crucifixion, had little to no choice in what transpired.  This biblical fact is seen quite clearly documented in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia under the heading of Foreknow, where it writes: Thus, in Peter's speeches in Acts the predestination which finds expression in (Acts 4:28) is practically identified with the term prognosis in (2:23). Everything which happened to Jesus took place in accordance with ‘the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God,’ so that nothing happened except that which God had foreordained”.  Who killed Christ?   “God had willed the death of Jesus (John 3:16) and the death of Judas (Acts 1:16)”, writes Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament, and then adds: but that fact did not absolve Judas from his responsibility and guilt (Luke 22:22)”.    If Judas was one of the instruments by which God carried out what God Himself predestined -- and the scriptures tell us that both God and Satan (Lk 22:3) worked in concert by using their supernatural powers to induce Judas to betray Jesus -- and Judas was predestined for the purpose that he performed -- it is imperative that we ask the question as to how can Judas be held responsible for what God brought about?  

If man is to even begin to understand both the scriptures and the life he is presently living, it is absolutely necessary to comprehend how man can be held responsible for what God has brought about?   Quoting the Adam Clark Commentary: “…neither the Jews nor Romans had any power here, but what was given to them from above”.   How could the Jews and Romans have killed Christ, if neither “had any power” over their actions, because the event was brought about by the power of God?   When Peter said: Brethren, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus (Acts 1:16 NAS); Peter is stating that all of the people who were involved were mere pawns in the hand of God -- who had hardened the hearts of the Jews and Romans in order to fulfill what the Holy Spirit had predicted in the scriptures.  These “two lines” spoken of by Rev. Spurgeon, is again seen in the words of Jesus when he warned: For the Son of Man is to go, just as it is written of Him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born” (Mark 14:21 NAS).   How can God, the Higher and Controlling Power, force men to perform a series of events under His direct control, and then hold the people who God forced into the role they played on the stage of life be held responsible for what God brought about?   Thus, we must answer the proverbial question which the Bible itself asks: “Then why does God still blame us? For who resists his will?” (Rom 9:19 NIV).   Not one of us is able to resist His will -- and because we fail to understand this great truth, and condemn the manifest Will of God that we observe in others, we make ourselves apostates to the New Covenant -- calling upon the name of the Lord in vain. 

The inability of those we look to as religious authorities to comprehend these fundamental conditions of life, as well as an uncountable number of other biblical paradoxes, is further expounded upon in the Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary on Romans 9:22, where it is written with regard to the Apostle's words Fitted to destruction: It is well remarked by Stuart, that the difficulties which such statements involve are not to be gotten rid of by softening the language of one text, while so many others meet us which are of the same tenor; and even if we give up the Bible itself, so long as we acknowledge an omnipotent and omniscient God, we cannot abate in the least degree from any of the difficulties which such texts make.  Be it observed, however, that if God, as the apostle teaches, expressly designed to manifest His wrath, and to make His power (in the way of wrath) known, it could only be by punishing some, while He pardons others; and if the choice between the two classes was not to be founded, as our apostle also teaches, on their own doings, but on God's good pleasure, the decision behooved ultimately to rest with God”.  Do we have free will and choice?   Because it is impossible for our present-day religious authorities to explain the relationship of these two biblical doctrines, many Christian preachers and theologians are of the opinion that the biblical concepts of predestination and Divine Providence should not be taught to the multitude of believers.   Their theology is that you don’t preach what you do not possess the means to understand.  Yet, the ever looming problem goes far beyond the fact that it is not only confusing, but instead is based upon the fact that the church itself does not have an answer that can satisfactorily explain what the church itself cannot comprehend.  If you are a believer -- it is the position of the Apostle that your belief is the work of God manifest in your life.   There is no works that you can do which will earn salvation -- you did not do anything deserving of God's blessings -- you merely inherited the promise because God indiscriminately decided that He would throw you a life preserver.   The problem that arises is in the biblical fact that, if you are a non-believer, that too is the work of God -- who chooses not to throw you a life preserver. 

These irreconcilable lines of teachings did not exist when the Gospel Teachings were in their original form because there existed a Bridge of Truth that connected Divine Providence/Predestination and Freewill.   And that Bridge was the teachings on the pre-existent soul that evolves to Completion/Perfection over the cause of many lifetimes -- fulfilling the statement of the Apostle: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV).   When the doctrine of the pre-existent soul which was embraced and taught by the pre-Nicene (325 CE) Church was outlawed by the Emperor Justinian, the Britannica confirms that the emperor then forced his will upon the Church when he "...banished the pope to Egypt , and afterwards to an island, until he accepted the Council, which he ultimately did" (see http://Ebionite.com/reincarnation.htm ).    After relenting to the will of the emperor, and finely accepting the decree of the emperor after seven months of imprisonment, it is reported that the pope met with an untimely death before he could even return to the Vatican.   Quoting from The Religion Of Roman Emperors:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Once the original Christian teachings on the transmigration of the soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes was removed from the Gospels and outlawed by the Church, it was necessary to fill the void that was left by the absence of this core teaching on the higher reality of the soul.   And this removed core teaching was originally an integral part of the questions posed by the disciples of Jesus when they asked: "Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?'" (John 9:1-2 NKJ).   Thus, it is easily demonstrated that the original Gospel mindset was built upon a very different foundation than what has evolved into the modern Church.  What Christian today would ask the forgoing question?   "...Who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?'"   It must be immediately recognized that not a single modern Christian would even consider asking such a question.    Why?    Because modern Christians have been totally alienated from the biblical foundational mindset by the very doctrines such as Original Sin that was adopted while the Church was ruled over by Pagan Rome.    Thus, we must pose the question:  What prompted the disciples of Jesus to even ask such a question?  Turning to the historian, this ultra important element to the equation of life is made reference to by Edward Gibbon in the footnote regarding the question of the disciples at John 9:2: "The disciples of Jesus were persuaded that a man might have sinned before he was born, (John, ix. 2,) and the Pharisees held the transmigration [reincarnation] of virtuous souls, (Joseph. de Bell. Judaico, l. ii. c. 7;) and a modern Rabbi is modestly assured, that Hermes, Pythagoras, Plato, etc., derived their metaphysics from his illustrious countrymen" (Gibbon; Decline & Fall) -- metaphysics that embraced the concept of the pre-existence and transmigration of the soul. 

Again, let me pose the question as to what this statement means to us from a modern-day perspective?   It means that the mindset and doctrinal thinking of the modern believer is so alienated from the original biblical foundational mindset and thinking, that the modern believer has been disenfranchised from the Gospel teachings and rendered spiritually sterile.    In the question posed to Jesus there simply is no element of the Augustinian doctrine of Original Sin.   The question posed to Jesus by his disciples was whether the soul of the man born blind was caused by the sin committed by the man's Soul in a previous life, or whether his blindness was the result of the sin of his parents?  The original mindset and thinking with respect to the events of life from the perception of the disciples is explored in the Wycliffe Commentary where it is written: "The question of the disciples (v. 2) was grounded in the belief that bodily infirmity or suffering was due to sin, whether of parents (Exo 20:5) or of the man himself, presumably on the basis of the soul’s pre-existence, which some Jews held".   Thus we must ask: Is this concept that a soul can sin prior to birth some Jewish fable that the disciples of Christ conjured up themselves?   Or, is this belief based upon a foundational teaching of the Gospel that Jesus taught to them?   Once properly understood, the position of the disciples is founded upon the construct of Jesus' statement to the woman caught in adultery: "Go, and from now on do not sin anymore" (John 8:11).   Thus, Jesus did not tell the woman caught in adultery to believe in him (Jesus) as her personal lord and savior for the forgiveness of her sins.   If, as Augustine set forth, the woman sinned because of the congenial sin imposed upon mankind by virtue of the sin of Adam and Eve, then Jesus never would have stated to her to go forward in her life and cease to sin -- acknowledging that she had the power and ability to cease from sinning.   And this is especially presented in the example of the person Jesus healed and made whole where he said: "...sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" (John 5:14 KJV).   Once again we see Jesus rejecting the Augustinian doctrine of Original Sin -- conveying to the man the need to begin to live a life wherein he would cease to sin -- i.e., "...sin no more" But it was the second part of his statement to the man where he made reference to The Laws in the statement "...lest a worse thing come unto thee" that immerses each of us in our own personal Labyrinth of Laws that is molded by our previous actions, and has orchestrated the path and the choices of our destiny (see The Laws That Control Our Lives http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsThatControlOurLives ). 

Once again we do not see Jesus conveying to the man to believe in him as his personal lord and savior for the forgiveness of his sins.   We not only see Jesus instructing the man to "sin no more" -- which, in opposition to the Augustian doctrine of Original Sin, meant that the man had the ability to live free of sin -- but also warning the man that if he sins again after being healed, that "...a worse thing [will] come unto thee".   Why?  Because the Laws of God that were instituted at the dawn of Creation, monitor our every word, thought, desire and deed (see The Laws Of Creation http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsOfCreation .  And it is these Laws of Creator-God that were put in place in the Alpha of man's beginning, that returns to each soul the fruit of their own thinking and actions.   And it is for this reason why both Peter and Paul affirm the reality that those who sin -- especially after coming to the knowledge of the Gospel message -- inherit a fate even worse than before they were exposed to the Gospel teachings.   To the degree that Paul warned the congregation of believers: , “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV).    

What does it mean that "...God cannot be mocked -- [and that each person] reaps what he sows”?   To the degree that Jesus warned the man: "...sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee."    Yet, to their own spiritual demise, the vast majority of Christians promote the belief that they are exempt from having their own sin and misdeeds come back upon them in the manner that is portrayed in these verses -- and that somehow they have been exempted from the fruit of their own ways, while everyone else is held in judgment.   In fact, Christians promote the doctrine that because they attempt to appease the Lord with their lips, they virtually have a license to live in sin.    And they cling to this doctrine even though the Gospel warns that their fate will be worse than the unbelievers (see Fate) -- and that because of their infidelity to the Gospel, wherein they are portrayed as crucifying the Son of God afresh, even the opportunity of salvation by virtue of the sacrifice on the cross has been denied to them (see Sacrifice).    And because of their infidelity to the Gospel, they have been rendered spiritually blind to the degree that they fail to perceive that they are dwelling in what Jesus portrayed as The Prison and the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Blindness) -- incapable of understanding the core meaning of the Gospel and the scriptures.    

The original ending of the Gospel of Mark reads very differently than the present version -- i.e., "This Age of lawlessness and unbelieving lies under the sway of Satan, who will not allow what lies under the unclean spirits to understand the truth and power of God; therefore, they said to Christ, reveal your righteousness now.   Christ answered them, The term of years for Satan's power has now expired, but other terrors are at hand.  I was delivered to death on behalf of sinners, that they might return to the truth and sin no more, that they might inherit that glory of righteousness which is spiritual and imperishable in heaven" (Moffatt, quoting Gospel Of Mark in Codex W -- Also quoted by St. Jerome as being the authentic ending of the Gospel of Mark).   This original ending of the Gospel of Mark that is still contained in some of the oldest biblical manuscripts, presents the core essential Gospel teaching that believes in Jesus will "...return to the truth and sin no more"  -- t inherit that glory of righteousness which is spiritual and imperishable in heaven".   Which is why Paul wrote: "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?" (Rom 6:1-2,12,16 KJV).   And again Paul wrote:  "But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor" (Gal 2:17-18 KJV).   While the Mithraic Eucharist that was embraced by the Roman Church was for the forgiveness of sins, Paul warns that if you sin and partake the cup of the Lord, that you drink judgment unto yourself:  "Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep" (1 Cor 11:27-30 NKJ).   Thus, while the modern Christian Church is founded upon the Augustinian (Manichaean/Mithraic) doctrine of Original Sin and a savior sun-god who was sacrificed to forgive the congenital sins of the people, the Original Gospel teachings were founded upon the pre-existent soul that evolves to perfection and having fulfilled the Royal Law within themselves, believers are able to live a life free of sin.  

In opposition to the Augustine Manichaean doctrine, of the monk named Pelagius (354–420 or 440) the Encyclopedia Britannica (1998 electronic edition) reads: “Pelagius, though not a priest, became a highly regarded spiritual director for both clergy and laymen. The rigorous asceticism of his adherents acted as a reproach to the spiritual sloth of many Roman Christians, whose moral standards greatly distressed him. He blamed Rome's moral laxity on the doctrine of divine grace that he heard a bishop cite from the Confessions of Saint Augustine, who in his prayer for continence beseeched God to grant whatever grace the divine will determined. Pelagius attacked this teaching on the grounds that it imperiled the entire moral law and soon gained a considerable following at Rome”.  Pelagius wrote that: “Man is able, if he likes, to live without sin and keep the commandments of God, in as much as God gives him this ability.  Which is exactly what the Original Gospel teachings taught.  Notice that Pelagius stated that "...God gives [man] this ability.  The Wikipedia states: "Pelagius rejected the Augustinian concept of grace. According to his opponents, Pelagius taught that moral perfection was attainable in this life without the assistance of divine grace through human free will. Augustine contradicted this by saying that perfection was impossible without grace because we are born sinners with a sinful heart and will. The Pelagians charged Augustine with departing from the accepted teaching (e.g.: John 8:11) of the Apostles and the Bible, demonstrating that the doctrine of original sin amounted to Manichaeism, which taught that the flesh was in itself sinful (and thus denied that Jesus came in the flesh). This charge would have carried added weight since contemporaries knew that Augustine had himself been a Manichaean layman before converting to Christianity. Augustine also taught that a person's salvation comes solely through a free gift, the efficacious grace of God, but that this was a gift that one had no free choice to accept or refuse."

When Jesus warned the man "...sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" -- he confirmed the doctrine that all the calamities of life that each individual person encounters and experiences, is caused by each soul's sin and disobedience to the Royal Law of God.   On the question itself that the disciples of Jesus asked -- i.e., Master, who did sin? -- the commentary Barnes’ Notes writes that: "It was a universal opinion among the Jews that calamities of all kinds were the effects of sin. The case, however, of this man was that of one that was blind from his birth, and it was a question which the disciples could not determine whether it was his fault or that of his parents. Many of the Jews, as it appears from their writings (see Lightfoot), believed in the doctrine of the transmigration of souls; or that the soul of a man, in consequence of sin, might be compelled to pass into other bodies, and be punished there. They also believed that an infant might sin before it was born (see Lightfoot), and that consequently this blindness might have come upon the child as a consequence of that".

On the question of who did sin, this man, or his parents, and the pre-existence and reincarnation of the soul, the Adam Clarke Commentary tells us: "The doctrine of the transmigration of souls appears to have been an article in the creed of the Pharisees, and it was pretty general both among the Greeks and the Asiatics. The Pythagoreans believed the souls of men were sent into other bodies for the punishment of some sin which they had committed in a pre-existent state. This seems to have been the foundation of the disciples’ question to our Lord. Did this man sin in a pre-existent state, that he is punished in this body with blindness? Or, did his parents commit some sin, for which they are thus plagued in their offspring!... The Jewish rabbis have had the same belief from the very remotest antiquity. Origen cites an apocryphal book of the Hebrews, in which the patriarch Jacob is made to speak thus: I am an angel of God; one of the first order of spirits. Men call me Jacob, but my true name, which God has given me, is Israel: Orat. Joseph. apud ORIG. Many of the Jewish doctors have believed that the souls of Adam, Abraham, and Phineas, have successively animated the great men of their nation. Philo says that the air is full of spirits, and that some, through their natural propensity, join themselves to bodies; and that others have an aversion from such a union. See several other things relative to this point in his treatises, De Plant. Noe-- De Gigantibus-- De Confus. Ling.-- De Somniis, etc.; and see Calmet, where he is pretty largely quoted".

It is important in our assessment of genuine biblical foundations of thought to recognize the fact that the pre-existence -- and what some call the reincarnation of the soul -- was a universally accepted belief among the people who Jesus taught the Gospel Precepts -- and in the case of the Disciples, the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God.  Once this fact is acknowledged, then we are forced to conclude that if this belief about the nature of life was in error, and the journey of the pre-existent soul is not a viable part of the teachings of Jesus, then Jesus would have had to condemn it -- or, we must recognize that it was removed by the later Gentile Church.

With respect to the question: Did the Jews in the first century believe in the pre-existent soul?  The Hastings-Scribner Dictionary Of The Bible (New York, 1903. Bk 4, p. 63) "To affirm that Jews in Christ's time did not believe in pre-existence is simply incorrect".   At Genesis 2:7, the Wycliffe Commentary writes: “Man's body was fashioned from the dust of the ground, while his spirit came from the very ‘breath’ of God. He is literally a creature of two worlds; both earth and heaven can claim him”.  More importantly, though, is for us to clarify our understanding of when the soul came into existence.   Thus, the Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary notes the belief of both the Jews and early Church: “The... views of Origen and other Fathers, and the... Talmudists, that all souls had been created ‘in the beginning,’ and were lodged by God in a certain place, whence each one was taken out to inhabit the respective bodies of individuals”.   In this respect, it can easily be demonstrated the first followers of Jesus firmly believed that the soul pre-existed the body, and that our present physical forms are mere vessels that we inhabit during our sojourn in this life.

That the Pharisees understood that a man is born blind from the misdeeds of a previous life is seen in their words to the man: "You were born entirely in sins, and are you teaching us?" (Jn 9:34 NAS).  Moreover, it is well documented that the Essenes -- who with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls are now understood to be the foundation of New Covenant teachings -- also believed in the pre-existence and transmigration of the soul.   In his Antiquity of the Jews, the Jewish historian Josephus, who had lived among the Essenes, and was a contemporary of the man Jesus, stated that the Essenes: “…resigned up their souls with great alacrity, as expecting to receive them again.  For their doctrine is this, that bodies are corruptible, and that the matter they are made of is not permanent; but that the souls are immortal, and continue for ever; and that they came out of the most subtle air, and are united to their bodies as to prisons, into which they are drawn by a certain natural enticement; but that when they are set free from the bonds of flesh, they then, as released from a long bondage, rejoice and mount upward...”.  

Josephus openly wrote the foregoing words pertaining to the pre-existent soul that incarnates into the body, because it was a predominant belief held by the Jews in the first century.   This fact is also seen in the writings of Philo in his On Dreams Being Sent from God, section 22, where he speaks of the various kinds of souls and of the celestial bodies as being animated entities, quite in common with the general teaching of antiquity, and remarks: "Now all these souls seem to descend upon the earth with a view to being bound up in mortal bodies, those namely which are most nearly connected with the earth, and which are lovers of bodily habitations. Others, however, soar upwards, and are distinguished from others of their class according to the times and characteristics which Nature has appointed unto them. All these souls, those which are influenced by desires for mortal existence and which have been previously familiarized with it, return to mortal life. But others, refusing bodily life as a great folly, and as a mere trifling, pronounce it a prison or a grave, and fleeing from it by the impulses of their nature as from a house of correction or a tomb, raise themselves on the light wings of their nature towards the aether where they devote all their life to speculations of a divine type...".  And in the version of John 9:1 that is contained in the Gospel of the Nazirenes 53:1 (see Born Blind) we can see what the Gospel of John used to contain before being edited by the Church (see BibleCorruption.com) where it is written: "And at another time as Yeshua passed by, he saw a man who was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?  Yeshua answered, To what importance is it whether this man or his parents sinned? The rewards of our actions return again to us so that the works of the Lord are made manifest. I must work the works of the Lord while in this season. As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the world."

Why is there no doctrine of Original Sin in Judaism?   The foundational doctrine which St. Augustine brought into the Church from his Manichaean background?  Modern Christians fail to realize that their religion evolved out of Judaism, and Spiritual Jews have always founded their system of beliefs upon the concept of the pre-existent soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes.   The following quotation is taken from The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, under the heading of Souls, Transmigration of: “The doctrine of transmigration of souls, which was especially accepted by the Karaites… is generally attacked by Jewish philosophers, but is defended by Isaac Abravanel and Manasseh ben Israel.  It appears often in Cabala; it is found in organized form in the Zohar, it is further developed in the teachings of Isaac Luria (1534-1572), and in Hasidism it becomes a universal belief.   According to these teachings, all human souls have a common origin in the spiritual unity of the primordial man, sparks of which form the individual souls... The sin of Adam brought higher and lower souls into confusion; as a result, every soul has to pass through a series of incarnations... The soul itself has no sex, which is determined by the body and may vary from incarnation to incarnation”.  

In the Zohar, the foundational doctrine of Jewish Mysticism, it is written that: “All souls are subject to the trials of transmigration; and men do not know the designs of the Most High with regard to them… The souls must re-enter the absolute substance whence they have emerged.  But to accomplish this end they must develop all the perfections, the germ of which is planted in them; and if they have not fulfilled this condition during one life, they must commence another, a third, and so forth, until they have acquired the condition which fits them for reunion with God”.   This reunion with God is the rebirth that was spoken of by Jesus to the Pharisee Nicodemus, “a ruler of the Jews”.  

Parallel to the Journey of the Soul as set forth in the Zohar in the foregoing, is the teachings in the Qur'an which states "God generates beings, and sends them back over and over again, till they return to Him"    Which again parallels the teachings of Jesus in the Pistis Sophia where it is stated: “But if he shall have sinned once, twice, or thrice, they shall reject that soul, sending it back again into the world according to the form of the sins that it may have committed; the form whereof I will declare unto you hereafter.   But verily, verily I say unto you, that even the righteous man that hath committed no sin at all cannot be brought into the Kingdom of Light, forasmuch the seal of the mysteries of that kingdom is not found upon him.  Once for all, I say unto you, a soul cannot be brought into the kingdom, if it be without the mysteries of the Kingdom of the Light.”   When it is understood that the "...seal of the mysteries" which is further stated in the pronouncement that "...Once for all, I say unto you, a soul cannot be brought into the kingdom, if it be without the mysteries of the Kingdom of the Light”  is parallel to the Zohar where it states that "...But to accomplish this end they must develop all the perfections, the germ of which is planted in them; and if they have not fulfilled this condition during one life, they must commence another, a third, and so forth, until they have acquired the condition which fits them for reunion with God”.

Virtually all of the sayings of the Gospel of Thomas was removed from the traditional scriptures and teachings (see The Gospel Enigma That Modern Christians Can't Comprehend ).   Saying 84 (see The Foundation Of The Soul And The Threefold Self ) restores the teachings on the pre-existent Soul and our own relationship to the previous lives our Soul has lived.   Saying demonstrates that the traditional belief in reincarnation as embraced by the Easter religions is in error -- and while the Pre-existent Soul does evolve over the course of many lifetimes, each of these lifetimes are themselves unique incarnations.   And this is why the pre-Nicene Church Fathers rejected the traditional belief in reincarnation, they embraced the teachings of the pre-existent Soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many (unique) lifetimes.   Therefore, as a soul-generated personality, most people don't remember past lives, because they never lived them -- yet, their own Soul generates as many soul-personalities as is needed to become Whole, Complete, and fulfill the requirement of perfection -- i.e., "You, therefore, must be Perfect, as you Heavenly Father is Perfect" (Matt 5:48).   And as demonstrated in the previous link, the great difficulty in explaining the reality of the Soul to organic man who Paul portrays as being of a "natural" mind (see Animal-Soul), is because the typical teachings on reincarnation are in error -- and the pre-existent Soul evolves over the course of many Incarnations -- with each soul-generated personality only living one life.  And because of the spiritual-amnesia of having been cast into the "outer darkness" of mind and being in which mankind as the prodigal sons/daughters have been cast, Paul is correct when he asserts that man in his "natural" untransformed mindset will reject his own higher Soul-Reality as utter "foolishness" -- i.e., “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).  

While Christians attempt to interpret the parable of the Prodigal Son in fragmented piecemeal, when taken as a whole, and understood as a universal reality common to all of mankind in the manner it was intended to be understood, it is recognized to be in total conflict with modern Christian doctrine.    Once it is understood that each of us is the Prodigal Son/Daughter of our Heavenly Father, then it must also be recognized that each of us at one time dwelled in the Kingdom prior to journeying out into this, the "far country".    We don't remember our more distant past prior to this present life, because this realm is the "outer darkness" that causes us to be stricken with Spiritual-Amnesia http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#SpiritualAmnesia .   Thus, we see this parallel concept in the above quotation from the Zohar where it states that each of us, like the Prodigal Son that we are, must return to our Source -- i.e.,  "The souls must re-enter the absolute substance whence they have emerged...."

In the parable of the Wedding Feast, those who come to TheCall must have put on the required Wedding Garment -- and thus, we see the parallel concept in the Zohar in the words with respect to the required perfection of each soul: "But to accomplish this end they must develop all the perfections, the germ of which is planted in them...".   To the degree that Jesus stated in the Sermon on the Mount at Matthew 5:48 that each soul must be as perfect as their Heavenly Father -- i.e., again parallel to the Zohar: "...and if they have not fulfilled this condition during one life, they must commence another, a third, and so forth, until they have acquired the condition which fits them for reunion with God”.   In the parable of the talents, when the distribution of Talents is understood within the Foundation of the Original Gospel Teachings prior to being corrupted -- and the difference is understood between those portrayed as "invited guests" and the majority who were not "invited guests" as pertaining to The Talents And A Person's Spiritual DNA http://TheCall.Nazirene.org#SpiritualDNA , a totally different picture of each of our more distant past begins to emerge -- prompting the Church Father Origen to explain: “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis).  

God did not hate Esau and love Jacob for no reason!  Paul gives the example of Jacob and Esau, and writes: “For though the twins were not yet born, and had not done anything good or bad, in order that God's purpose according to His choice might stand, not because of works, but because of Him who calls, it was said to her, The older will serve the younger. Just as it is written, Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated” (Rom 9:11-13 NAS).   What the Apostle is very clearly stating is that, before either of the twins had been born, before either had “done anything good or bad”, God not only decided their fate in life, but for no apparent reason, He hated Esau and loved Jacob.   Why?   Paul offers no explanation other than God does what he wants to do -- and man does not have the right to question God's choices in these matters.   This is especially seen in the words: “Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor?” (Rom 9:21 NKJ).   Origen then demonstrates that our lot in life is the result of our own deserts, and writes: “For God the Creator makes a certain vessel unto honor, and other vessels to dishonor; but that vessel which has cleansed itself from all impurity [an untarnished wedding garment] He makes a vessel unto honor, while that which has stained itself with the filth of vice He makes a vessel unto dishonor. The conclusion from which, accordingly, is this, that the cause of each one's actions is a pre-existing one; and then every one, according to his deserts, is made by God either a vessel unto honor or dishonor. Therefore every individual vessel has furnished to its Creator out of itself the causes and occasions of its being formed by Him to be either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor. And if the assertion appear correct, as it certainly is, and in harmony with all piety, that it is due to previous causes that every vessel be prepared by God either to honor or to dishonor, it does not appear absurd that, in discussing remoter causes in the same order, and in the same method, we should come to the same conclusion respecting the nature of souls, and (believe) that this was the reason why Jacob was beloved before he was born into this world, and Esau hated, while he still was contained in the womb of his mother”.  This same reality where each of us comes into the body in accord with the accomplishments of our Soul's past, is expressed in the Wisdom of Solomon 8:19-20, where it reads: “Now I was a child good by nature, and… being good, I came into a body undefiled”.

To even begin to comprehend this higher reality of the perfection of the soul over the course of many lifetimes, the person must understand the cycle of the Prodigal Son/Daughter as presented in the words: "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," says the LORD.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.  For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it" (Isa 55:8-11 NKJ).   God cannot fail -- and nothing in Creation can be void -- and as the Prodigal Sons of the Most High, each of us emanated from the Edenic Kingdom of Origination -- and each us us must fulfill the requirement of perfection as presented at Matt 5:48 -- and if this required perfection is "...not fulfilled this condition during one life, [we] must commence another, a third, and so forth, until [our souls] have acquired the condition which fits them for reunion with God”
With respect to not only the example of Jacob and Esau in the womb -- but also all infants -- the question must be posed: What is a child?  From the perspective of the framework of modern Christian thought, we would say that a child it is a newly soul that was created at conception by God.  But is it?  The Bible itself states to us in Eccl 1:9-11 that “there is no new thing under the sun” -- and then asks the question: “Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See this is new”.  Let us refute the wisdom of the Bible, and use the example of a new-born baby as something that is new.  Surely this baby is new -- i.e., from a Christian perspective it has never had an existence prior to being born.  Yet, the scripture confutes us, and teaches that “It hath been already of old time, which was before us”.  So that we might be sure that the scriptures are speaking about a new born baby, it then goes on to clarify the statement by adding: “There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after”.   Based upon these words is can be said that, from a biblical perspective, even though a baby (or person) will not remember its past: “It hath been already of old time”. According to the first Christians, this is true -- unless the Lord opens the mind of a person which would then permit them to remember the previous lives that their soul has lived.  That the majority of people do not remember the previous lives that their pre-existent soul has lived prior to their coming into being in their present life, is basically caused by the fact that by embracing the culture of this world, they have made themselves alien to their true self.

Once the teachings on the pre-existent soul was removed from the Gospels and suppressed by the Church of Constantine, it became necessary to fill the void with the Augustinian doctrine of Original Sin as a means of explaining many of the inconsistencies left in the scriptures.  And in total conflict with Original Sin, Paul not only stated that mankind was forced into what is personified in the allegorical Fall of Man -- but the journey in the Far Country portrayed in the parable was absolutely necessary for each of our development.  As the Prodigal Sons/Daughters of the Most High, each of us was forced to leave the Kingdom and venture out into this world which is portrayed in the parable as the "far country" -- not by our own choosing, but by the Will of God who through the Natural Laws forced each of us into the "outer darkness" of the Far Country.   But what is the Far Country?  A realm where each of us is able to grow and evolve to perfection -- i.e., “For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time” (Rom 8:20-22 NIV).   What the Apostle states in the above quotation is that it was (the Laws of) Creator-God that subjected mankind to the frustration of what we perceive as the Fall of Man, in order that “the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage” through the process of the soul-evolution in this world which is God's Spiritual University that perfects and brings about our eventual spiritual rebirth into the Kingdom -- i.e., “We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time” Yet, it remains virtually impossible to convey to organic "natural" man that this realm of the "outer darkness" can be better portrayed as the "mental-womb" of Mother-Earth (see Mental Womb http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#MentalWomb ).   And in the same way that a fetus is evolved within the womb of its mother to prepare for physical birth, mankind who is born into this world as a Cosmic Ovum or Sperm , must become a viable embryo that is prepared to evolve within the Womb of Mother-Earth, and bring about the next stage of birth that Jesus said was absolutely necessary to enter the Kingdom of God.  

What does Paul's words mean?  Take especial notice of the words:  "...For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it  ...For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now".   In the same way that Jesus stated that unless you bring about the next stage of birth, you cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven -- all of the trials of the prodigal son in this, the Far Country, is the process of birth that was brought upon mankind by the Laws -- Laws which evolve each and every soul from the Alpha of ignorance, to the Omega of Enlightened Light and Knowing (see The Laws That Control Our Lives).   The great truth that is not at all understood in the above words -- a truth that has been continually expressed by both Jewish and Christian visionaries is that the knowledge of the mysteries of God and the Divine Plan -- begins with the knowledge of ourselves as the Prodigal Sons of our Heavenly Father.    And it is for this reason that the second-century Church Father Clement of Alexandria said that it is “…the greatest of all lessons to know one's self. For if one knows himself, he will know God; and knowing God, he will be made like God… and that man becomes God, since God so wills”.    And that this statement is confirmed in the Gospel of Thomas in the words: "But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty... Whoever finds himself is superior to the world."   In his treaties on The Soul and the Resurrection, St Gregory writes that “the Resurrection is no other thing than 'the re-constitution of our nature in its original form’”, and states that there will come a time “…when the complete whole of our race shall have been perfected from the first man to the last”.   This statement should provoke great thought in the reader who is under the misconception that our Heavenly Father would destroy or forever cut off one of his sons or daughters who are lost in this world.   Moreover, the reality that mankind did not Fall from Grace because of the insane folly of what the Church of Rome portrayed as Original Sin -- but rather  "...the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it" -- and that what mankind is presently enduring is the "...groans and labors [of] birth pangs".   Which means that what is presented and concealed within the allegory of the letter of the written word, is simply beyond even man's imagination.    Which is why Paul warns that the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom is incomprehensible to the "natural" mind of man who, because of his own mental and spiritual immaturity, will reject the Truth as utter "foolishness" (see Mystery Of The Gospel).    Moreover, this means that if what the biblical authors and early Church authorities are saying is true, how could those who wrote the scriptures possibly put what is incomprehensible into a plain written narrative that those who totally lack the capacity to understand, would read and comprehend?   Further, so long as mankind remains what is portrayed as being  "glued" to the Citizen of this world -- and the Citizen or god of this world maintains absolute control over the thinking and life of organic man -- then it remains impossible for man to comprehend anything of a higher reality than the most mundane things of this world.  

In the above what the biblical authors portray with respect to the Original Gospel teachings was the means for the prodigal sons to evolve to maturity -- and by achieving a condition of becoming At-One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God, restore themselves to the Kingdom within them through the process of the necessary subsequent stages of birth.   Biblical scholars now can demonstrate that the Source of Christianity was the Essenes -- and when Prof. John Allegro was quoted as saying that what has been revealed in the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls is a great amount of overwhelming evidence that “...may upset a great many basic teachings of the Christian Church.   This in turn would greatly upset many Christian Theologians and believers.   The heart of the matter is, in fact, the source and originality of Christian doctrine”  -- the reality that the Christians were not even prepared to come to terms with was echoed by 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).   And this is exactly what the original followers and disciples who walked and spoke with the historical man Jesus daily attested to the reality that Jesus was a Holy Man who became At-One with God by fulfilling the Law within himself -- i.e., they believed that Jesus "...was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity" (see Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).  That the historical man Jesus was a pattern for all of mankind because he was the first prodigal son to be restored to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination because of his success in overcoming the Laws within his own mind and being, is demonstrated in the words: "He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ..."   And this confirms this statement with respect to the true potential of all of mankind that Jesus taught, as demonstrated in the words of the pre-Nicene Church Father Hippolytus when he wrote that they believed that when any of the prodigal sons "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs" (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34 - see http://Ebionite.com ).   And this is why Jesus taught that he was our brother -- i.e., "Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'" (John 20:17 NIV).   And this is especially demonstrated in the words of Edward Gibbon with respect to the original position of the Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus that he was in “...supernatural union of a man and God... In their eyes, Jesus of Nazareth was a mere mortal, the legitimate son of Joseph and Mary: but he was the best and wisest of the human race, selected as the worthy instrument to restore upon earth the worship of the true and supreme Deity. When he was baptized in the Jordan, the Christ, the first of the aeons, the Son of God himself, descended on Jesus in the form of a dove, to inhabit his mind, and direct his actions during the allotted period of his ministry” (Gibbon; The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.4, P.366).  The historical and spiritual factualness of these words can be proven when one understands the original words that were spoken to the man Jesus at his baptism in the Jordan River -- when the Voice of God stated: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee" (see http://TheTenWords.com ).   

The Essenes and the Ebionite Nazirenes understood that as the prodigal sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father, each of us has the Destiny to bring about the subsequent stages of birth and be restored to the (Inner) Edenic Kingdom of Origination.   How many lives will be required, is based upon the choices that each of is makes.   The vast majority of the Gentiles were carnal and spiritually immature, and therefore incapable of comprehending this higher reality.   @@@ 

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Both Martin Luther and John Calvin were dependent upon the Augustinian doctrine of Original Sin to explain and justify their position of faith apart from actions. When the Church embraced the man-made doctrine of Martin Luther that a Christian inherits the promise of salvation based solely upon faith -- totally irrespective of their lifestyle and actions -- using Jesus as a one time sacrifice for their perpetual sin -- the Christian world became apostates to the Original Gospel teachings and the Kingdom.  The Flawed Doctrine Of Perpetual Redemption totally ignores the many statements by Paul where he warns: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).   Why did Paul make such a statement?   Because the original Gospel teachings in their original form was one of spiritual transformation -- a process that would evolve the mind of the seeker/disciple from their embryonic condition, to that of spiritual maturity and Wholeness -- and those who reject these teachings and fall back into the thinking and lifestyle of this world -- who willfully sin after coming to the knowledge of the Gospel message -- are not only unbelievers and apostates to the teachings of the Gospels, but in Paul's words these counterfeit believers crucify the Son of God afresh.  And, in total opposition to what is preached in the modern Churches, Paul warns that "...there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." 

There is of course the further statement by Peter that confirms the foregoing by Paul -- i.e., "If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: A dog returns to its vomit, and, A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud" (2 Pet 2:20-22 NIV).  Where the modern Church promotes the doctrine that they are saved by Grace regardless of the manner in which they live their lives, Peter not only states that this doctrine is in grave error, but correctly states that: "It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them."  Every Christian should ask themselves:  How Can This Be???  How can those who have never known the teachings of Christ, be better off than those who having heard, and are complacent towards those teachings?

In the Revelation it is warned: "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth" (Rev 3:15-16 NKJ).  What works are being made reference to?  Someone who is cold to the Gospel, is an unbeliever -- while someone who is hot, is on fire as a true Disciple of TheWay.  But someone who is lukewarm, is very clearly a member of the Church who is complacent, and fails to bring about the works of the spirit that is required to walk in TheWay.  Thus, Jesus warned: "And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more" (Luke 12:47-48 KJV). Thus, the modern Christian simply has no means to understand why and how the lukewarm believer will be beaten with the stripes of greater judgment, than the unbeliever. So what is the fate of those who "...did commit things worthy of stripes" -- but they shall clearly receive far less than those who knew the masters will, but did not properly prepare themselves? This is in opposition to everything that modern Christians believe.  

It is virtually impossible for the modern Christian to answer any of the above questions, because they are missing many of the most important teachings that were removed by the later Church from the Gospels.  But in each of the above scriptural citings, the alleged (Christian) believer was dealt with more harshly than the unbeliever.  The Law of Grace can only be invoked when the person brings about change in their lives -- and a person who should know better, is dealt with more severely than the person who is not in a position to know better.  Much I what I am presenting to you can be found on the website TheLie @ http://TheLie.org . Let me therefore quote a little more:

When Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders that the “…tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you” (Matt 21:31 RSV), such a statement simply has no place within the present day understanding of Christian doctrine.  Which provokes the questions: Did Jesus misspeak?   Was he wrong?  Or, are modern Christians lacking an important aspect of the Original Gospel teachings?   Because the modern believer is without a means to explain Jesus' words, most Bible commentaries simply ignore the implications of this passage of scripture.  One widely used commentary attempts to correct the text by changing the words to “instead of” -- which would then make the meaning doctrinally correct and read: “The tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God instead of you”.  But this is not what Jesus stated.  And this reality is further confirmed in the case of sinners and those who have been judged by the Law are portrayed as having been cast into a type of prison, Jesus stated: "Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny" (Matt 5:26 NKJ).

All three synoptic Gospels contain the passage of scripture which states: “And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” (Mark 10:16 KJV).  The more we consider the reply of Jesus to this question, the more we comprehend that his answer undermines our whole modern-day understanding of the Gospel: “And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments” (Matt 19:17 KJV).  Why would Jesus tell the man seeking eternal life to go and "...keep the commandments”?   If, as modern Church doctrine proclaims, there is no salvation apart from faith and belief in Jesus -- and no works or actions are a part of the equation -- then why wouldn't Jesus simply tell the man to believe?
In the modern Christian’s search for a higher understanding of the Gospel message, what is presented in this passage of scripture is of the greatest importance, as seen in the Adam Clarke Commentary which writes:

“Much instruction may be had from seriously attending to the conduct, spirit, and question of this person.
1. He came running (Mark 10:17), for he was deeply convinced of the importance of his business, and seriously determined to seek so as to find.
2. He kneeled, or caught him by the knees, thus evidencing his humility, and addressing himself only to mercy. (See Matt. 17:14).
3. He came in the spirit of a disciple, or scholar, desiring to be taught a matter of the utmost importance to him -- Good teacher.
4. He came in the spirit of obedience; he had worked hard to no purpose, and he is still willing to work, provided he can have a prospect of succeeding -- What good thing shall I do?
5. His question was the most interesting and important that any soul can ask of God -- How shall I be saved?”

Then there is the all-encompassing statement: “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness’” (Matt 7:22-23 NAS).  Practicing lawlessness is to be made aware of the Commandments, and failing to manifest them in one's daily life.

In the Original New Covenant Sacraments ( http://Sacraments.Nazirene.org ) Baptism was the required wedding garment to come to TheCall to the Wedding Feast.  And in accord with the Original Gospel Teachings, if a person knowingly sins after baptism, then they have defiled the Wedding Garment -- and there can be no more forgiveness of sins. And I believe that Paul answers the question in the statement. (quoting from http://sacraments.nazirene.org/#SpiritualAbuseOfSacraments ): When Paul wrote and warned that whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord -- i.e., "Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself" (1 Cor 11:27-29) -- the question should be posed as to what constitutes a lack of discernment?  While a more exacting translation of the above is found in many of the older versions which state: "eateth and drinketh damnation to himself", few Christians who have been taught the modern man-made doctrines of the Church, are able to understand how a baptized and confirmed Christian can eat and drink damnation and judgment for their failure to properly discern the Lord's body.

Thus, the question that must be asked in light of the Biblical experts who have raised the question as to "...the source and originality of Christian doctrine”,  is what exactly constitutes the required "wedding garment"?   Which also raises the question: While it is true that Paul rejected the ritual observance of the Jews, what was the requirements that Paul did set forth for the congregation of believers?   To the faith-based Christians Paul stated: "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature..." (Col 3:5 NIV) -- stating that "Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires" (Gal 5:24 NIV).     Therefore it can be concluded that from Paul's perspective, living in accord with the Gospel teachings requires repentance and change -- and thus, the reality of the words of Isaiah have enveloped the modern faith-based believers: "For they that lead this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed" (Isa 9:6).    And when rightly understood, the resounding truth is that the modern believers have chosen tradition and dogma over the Knowledge of the Original Teachings associated with the New Covenant -- i.e., "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee..." (Hos 4:6).

If what St. Gregory states is true, and the whole of our race will one day be perfected -- i.e., “…when the complete whole of our race shall have been perfected from the first man to the last” -- then there are so many grave misconceptions on the part of believers today, that it would be impossible for them to even being to understand their own higher soul-reality.    And thus, the wisdom in the words: "...if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty".    But it is important to begin to recognize that the whole design of Creation itself is imbued with Laws that through a process that few understand, have the power to free mankind from this poverty of mind and being that causes him to dwell in a state of profound ignorance -- and especially, ignorance about himself and his true soul and spiritual reality.   And what is the process?   By perpetually confronting self, each prodigal son begins to evolve to a state of maturity that fulfills the requirement set forth by Jesus in the Gospels: "You, therefore, must be perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect" (Mt. 5:48).   And while Christians fail to understand why and how this is accomplished -- and make countless excuses as to why they are not bound by the requirements of perfection -- their dogmatic belief's does not in any manner detract from what Jesus stated.   That they don't remember their more distant past -- nor are they cognizant of their own higher spiritual nature which is personified in the allegorical symbology of the elder brother who remains with the Father -- and the fact that they remain  "glued" to the Citizen of this world -- is the very reason that they are portrayed as being "dead" (see The Dead Know Nothing).    And this is why the Father said of the prodigal son with respect to when he was in the Far Country: "For this my son was dead, and is alive again" (Luke 15:24 KJV).

Jesus warned that for those who persist in doing evil to their brothers and sisters, that they become confined in a type of prison (see The Prison).   In the parable of The Call, those who have failed to put on the required "wedding garment", are cast out into what is portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness).   That what Jesus taught in what is known as the Sermon on the Mount, is the means by which the individual can begin to break out of the prison (see Getting Out Of The Prison), is representative of one of the most essential teachings that should be observed by all of mankind.   That unbeknown to the vast majority of the people of this world, that they dwell under the total control of what the biblical author's call the god of this world, which in the parable of the prodigal son Jesus portrayed as the Citizen of the Far Country, is further demonstrated in the words of Paul where he wrote: "As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.  All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath" (Eph 2:1-4 NIV).    It is important to recognize that this world is a kingdom which has a "ruler" whose "...spirit [is] ...at work in those who are disobedient."   And that the spirit of this ruler in this kingdom maintains absolute control over those who have permitted themselves to exist under his power.   And that it is impossible for them to know anything of any real value, so long as they remain under the power of the ruler of this kingdom.  

In the recent movie Pearl Harbor there was a scene where all the causalities were taken to a place where medical assistance could be rendered, and as each soldier was brought to the clinic they were immediately evaluated so as to categorize them.    Because the attending physicians and nurses were overwhelmed with causalities, each person had to be quickly evaluated and classified.   Those who could be helped were put in a location where the physicians and nurses could render them medical care and assistance.   Those who could not be helped, were maintained in a separate place until the inevitable death came upon them.   Is this cruel?   Wasn't it unfair to withhold medical care to those who were classified as beyond the ability to help?   Not when it is realized that if the doctors attempted to render care to those whose condition was not life-sustainable, that an even greater number of soldiers would be lost.   In the reality of life, the same is true of those who mature to the point where they can guide sincere seekers in TheWay, and help them to escape the spiritual death of this world. 

To even begin to come to terms with the reality of this world, it must be recognized that it is impossible for those lost prodigal sons and daughters who dwell under the power and control of the consciousness (god) of this world to possess any degree of spiritual knowledge.   In the parable it is stated: "And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together and took his journey into a far country; and there he wasted his substance with riotous living" (Luke 15:13 ASV) -- and it is this weakened state where man has been deprived and robbed of his spiritual inheritance -- drained of the necessary vital life-force that enters his being through the spiritual centers of the body -- that inhibits man from developing and using his higher resources of mind that enables him to possess the necessary spiritual knowledge that he needs to escape the clutches of the the god of this world.   This inability to perceive and understand is confirmed in what is known as the original ending to the Gospel of Mark in the words: "This Age of lawlessness and unbelieving lies under the sway of Satan, who will not allow what lies under the unclean spirits to understand the truth and power of God" (see Original Gospel Message).   If the god of this world that Jesus portrays as the Citizen of the Far Country, has the power to inhibit the understanding of those who are under his control, then it is not only impossible for the lost prodigal sons to comprehend what they don't possess the mental capacity to understand -- but this condition will remain in effect, so long as the lost prodigal sons remain "...under the sway of Satan".   Thus, they exist as causalities that are beyond the ability of the spiritual physicians to help.    But perhaps even more important is the fact that each person is born into this life in accord with their own past actions (see Conditions Of One's Birth).    And this reality that is no longer understood by the Church today, was expressed in the words of the early Church Father Origen when he wrote: “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis).    And this reality of the Laws is explored in The Laws That Perfect Mankind -- and is detailed in the early Church's teachings of predestination (see Early Church On Predestination).  

 

 

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

What does it mean to "turn"?  From the perspective of the prodigal son, it is to turn away from the Far Country, and return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination (see GateOfEden.com).   In the Gospel accounts, particular attention and importance is placed upon Children, who are often referred to as the “little ones”.   It is warned that if we do not “turn about”, and become as little children, we cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven (Mt 18:3; 19:14).  In Mark 10:24 Jesus refers to his disciples as children when he explains: “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God” (NIV).

If all that was required was to say a prayer accepting Jesus as one's personal Lord and Savior as modern Christians have been led to believe, then why would the scriptures make reference to “...how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God”?    And this is further confirmed in the words of the disciples: "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22 NKJ).   And when rightfully understood, these many tribulations are representative of the process of "turning about", breaking free of the shackles imposed upon man by what Jesus portrayed as the Citizen of this, the Far Country.  But if the individual is to even begin to prevail over what Paul portrays as "...the spirit of the ruler of this kingdom", then they must recognize that whatever is written literally, in like manner is controlled by the god of this world -- and they must begin to apply the Key of Knowledge in order to break the CODE that has the power to open their eyes to the inner soul and spiritual meaning of the scriptures that the organic people of this world are blind to.   

Jesus did not -- and could not -- speak openly to those who were "without [in the] outer darkness", because it would have been impossible for them to comprehend anything beyond the most mundane of earthly perceptions of self and life.    Why?   It is impossible for the biblical authors to write even the next level above elementary truths literally, because what Jesus portrays as the Citizen of the Far Country "...will not allow what lies under the unclean spirits to understand the truth and power of God".    Only those who have "turned about" from the thinking, mindset and lifestyle of this world -- and have begun to break free of the shackles imposed upon the thinking and lives of the prodigal sons who remain under the control of the Citizen of the Far Country -- possess the capacity to even begin the process that reunites them with their Heavenly Father in the Kingdom.    From the perspective of the medical caretakers in the above example of Pearl Harbor after the attack by the Japanese, those who remain under the yoke and shackles of the god of this world, are simply beyond the ability of the spiritual physicians to render assistance.   And if they dedicated their time to all, they would lose those who were capable of being helped.  

When the second century Epicurean Philosopher Celsus attacked the Church as a "secret system" which taught the inner core a totally different system of beliefs than what was embraced by the common people of the outer congregations (see The Secret Doctrine), the official reply of the Church stated that these doctrines of belief which were cloaked in allegory, were “...preached in the Churches …for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief”  (see Origen, Contra Celsum).    Why were they portrayed as simpleminded?   Because having squandered away their inheritance as portrayed in the parable of the prodigal son, they simply did not possess the mental capacity to comprehend the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom.  In the Church's reply to the allegations of Celsus, it was correctly explained with respect to those who are portrayed as being too simpleminded to comprehend that: “For there are in the divinity of the Word some helps towards the cure of those who are sick”, meaning the sinners who remained under the yoke of the Citizen of the Far Country.    The statement is then clarified when it is further explained that while sinners are by no means invited to “…participation in mysteries, then, and to fellowship in the wisdom hidden in a mystery, which God ordained before the world to the glory of His saints”.    Why?   Because their thinking, mindset and lifestyle drains them of their inheritance (vital life-force), and they are incapable of utilizing the higher areas of mind and being that must be developed to understand the reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom.  

To demonstrate the biblical foundation of this great truth in the Church's reply to Celsus, we can see the same exact message in the assertion of Paul that there were different doctrines -- i.e., the “milk” for the carnal believer -- the lesser mysteries for the seeker -- and the deeper things of the spirit for the genuine Christian -- of which the reply was made to Celsus: “Now, in answer to such statements, we say that it is not the same thing to invite those who are sick in soul to be cured, and those who are in health to the knowledge and study of divine things. We, however, keeping both these things in view, at first invite all men to be healed, and exhort those who are sinners to come to the consideration of the doctrines which teach men not to sin, and those who are devoid of understanding to those which beget wisdom, and those who are children to rise in their thoughts to manhood, and those who are simply unfortunate to good fortune, or -- which is the more appropriate term to use -- to blessedness. And when those who have been turned towards virtue have made progress, and have shown that they have been purified by the word, and have led as far as they can a better life, then and not before do we invite them to participation in our mysteries. ‘For we speak wisdom among them that are perfect’”.

When Jesus explained to his disciples why he taught the multitudes only in parables -- i.e., “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) -- the explanation in the Church's reply to Celsus explained that: “And if you come to the books written after the time of Jesus, you will find that those multitudes of believers who hear the parables are, as it were, 'without', and worthy only of exoteric doctrines, while the disciples learn in private the explanation of the parables. For, privately, to His own disciples did Jesus open up all things, esteeming above the multitudes those who desired to know His wisdom” (Origen Contra Celsum).   In other words, those who are "outside" of the spiritual Kingdom were given only the parables and the exoteric doctrines -- which doctrines the Apostle calls the “milk intended for babes in Christ” -- and only the disciples were able to receive the revelation of the Mysteries of God.

In his famed work De Principiis, the early Church Father Origin explains who can be a recipient of the Mysteries of the Kingdom and the Gospel of God: “Whoever has clean hands, and therefore lifts up holy hands to God… let him come to us… Whoever is pure, not only from all defilement, but from what are regarded as lesser transgressions, let him be boldly initiated into the mysteries of Jesus, which properly are made known only to the holy and the pure… To those who have been purified in heart, he whose soul has for a long time, been conscious of no evil, especially since he yielded himself to the healing of the Word, let such a one hear the doctrines which were spoken in private by Jesus to his genuine disciples”.   Why?   Because only those who have broken the yoke of the Citizen of the Far Country -- and have ceased to squander away their inheritance on what Jesus portrayed as lives of "riotous living" -- and had "turned about" from the thinking, mindset and ways of this world -- possessed the capacity to be healed, and the ability to begin to understand the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom.  

When Jesus explained to his disciples: “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God” -- the reference to being rich, is in fact indicative of the thinking, the mindset and the lifestyle of this world that places mankind under the yoke of the Citizen of the Far Country.    Spiritually, many believers of little financial means can qualify as a rich man from a Gospel perspective.   In fact, they could have taken a vow of poverty, and if they have embraced the mindset of this world, and possess a great many manmade doctrines of error, it would be easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for them to enter the Kingdom of God.   In fulfillment of the meaning of the word Ebionite ("poor ones"), the children of the Kingdom are those who fulfill the requirement to be in the world and not of it. 

When Jesus replied to why he could only teach the people in parables -- i.e., "The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you..." -- the word translated both mystery and secret, is in fact drawn from the higher reality of what is called Gnosis.   And herein lies the problem as seen in the fact that even the concept of Gnosis was condemned and rejected as heresy by the Church of Rome that was controlled by the dictates of Pagan Emperors.   And the fact that the Church continues even into the present to cling to the dogma of Pagan Emperors, is the very reason why the modern-day congregation of Christians continue to grope in the "outer darkness" -- remaining blind to the true meaning of the scriptures.    With respect to the above warning of Jesus, in the parable of the Sower and the Seed Jesus warned:  “And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?” (Mark 4:13 KJV).  And to put this great biblical truth in the more modern language of the New Living Translation: “But if you can't understand this story, how will you understand all the others I am going to tell?”   And what this means is that if you fail to understand what is conveyed in this parable -- and you fail to "turn about" and become what is portrayed in the "good ground" -- that it will remain impossible for you to understand any of the teachings of the scriptures or the Secrets of the Kingdom.

Thus, the ruling consciousness of this world which is often allegorically portrayed as Lucifer, Satan and the Devil, inhibits those lost prodigal sons and daughters from knowing the Truth -- and possessing any esoteric knowledge of realities higher than that of the mundane physical cares of this world.   Because of the dogma imposed upon the Church by the series of Roman Emperors who dictated what doctrines they were permitted to believe, Christians remain totally ignorant of the Laws -- and thus, fail to understand the power and dominion of what is portrayed as the Prince of the Right Hand in relation to the prince of the left hand -- i.e., in the Homilies of his disciple Clement, the Apostle Peter explains: "For thus from the beginning was a law laid by God, the Creator of all things, on each of the two princes, him of the right hand and him of the left, that neither should have power over any one whom they might wish to benefit or to hurt, unless first he had sat down at the same table with them ....[and]you became servants to the prince of evil, in like manner, if you cease from [sin], and flee for refuge to God through the good Prince of His right hand, honoring Him without sacrifices, by doing whatsoever He wills, know of a truth that not only will your bodies be healed, but your souls also will become healthy. For He only, destroying with His left hand, can quicken with His right; He only can both smite and raise the fallen."    And again Peter explains: "But that this is so, has been said even by the law in the person of God: ‘I will kill, and, I will make alive; I will strike, and I will heal. For, in truth, He kills and makes alive. He kills through the left hand, that is, through the evil one, who has been so composed as to rejoice in afflicting the impious. And he saves and benefits through the right band, that is, through the good one, who has been made to rejoice in the good deeds and salvation of the righteous."  

To sit at the table, is to be a guest of the house -- as Jesus stated: "Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.  But He answered her not a word.  And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, Send her away, for she cries out after us.  But He answered and said,  I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.  Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, Lord, help me!   But He answered and said, It is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the little dogs.   And she said, Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters' table" (Matt 15:21-27 NKJV).

The woman could not sit at the table of the Right Hand, because her lifestyle and the fact that she is portrayed as a dog, caused her to dwell under the dominion and power of the left hand.   The word dominion is defined in Dictionary.com as "...the power or right of governing and controlling; sovereign authority" -- and that this physical realm belongs to the sovereign authority of the god of this world, is why Peter explained why the Prince of the Right Hand cannot come to the  aid of those who have chosen to live under the dominion and power of the prince of the left hand.   Moreover, this is why Jesus replied to the Pharisees that the Kingdom of Heaven is within you (see GateOfEden.com ), and that the Kingdom cannot come upon the earth so as to be seen by carnal men.   Why?  Why can't the Kingdom come upon the earth as carnal men predict?   The higher objective of this world which Jesus portrays as The Far Country, is to evolve and spiritually mature the prodigal sons and daughters to make them Whole and Complete -- i.e., Jesus said that  "Therefore, you must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect" (Mt. 5:48).   And it is the left hand of God which returns to each person the fruit of their own actions and deeds, that brings about this perfection through the trials and experiences of this world.   

   The Necessity Of Evil:  What does Peter state with respect to the two hands of God:  ‘I will kill, and, I will make alive; I will strike, and I will heal. For, in truth, He kills and makes alive. He kills through the left hand, that is, through the evil one, who has been so composed as to rejoice in afflicting the impious. And he saves and benefits through the right band, that is, through the good one, who has been made to rejoice in the good deeds and salvation of the righteous."    And this is why the Left Hand can be portrayed as the Left Hand of Correction that returns to each person the fruit of their own ways.    Thus, God is the One Source of all things -- i.e., the question is posed in scripture: “Does evil befall a city, unless the LORD has done it?” (Amos 3:6 RSV).   And what does the scriptures state is the source of darkness and evil:  “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things” (Isa 45:7 KJV).   Yet, man who rejects knowledge does not have the capacity to even begin to understand the reality of the world in which he presently finds himself -- often as a guest and servant of the Left Hand.   And this is true to the degree that even servants are ordained by the power of the left hand to test and immerse mankind in the experiences of life that will eventually bring about their soul's perfection.   Thus, Peter further portrays the proverbial Simon Magus as a power of the left hand who has been raised up in order to bring trial and judgment to the lost prodigal sons, in order to insure the necessary growth and mental/spiritual development -- i.e., Peter states of Simon Magus: "He is a power of the left hand of God, and has authority to do harm to those who know not God, so that he has been able to involve you in diseases; but by these very diseases, which have been permitted to come upon you by the good providence of God, you, seeking and finding him who is able to cure, have been compelled to submit to the will of God on the occasion of the cure of the body, and to think of believing, in order that in this way you may have your souls as well as your bodies in a healthy state."     Further, the diseases that can be inflicted by the prince of the left hand, is as much mental and spiritual, as it is physical -- i.e., those who lie "...under the sway of Satan, who will not allow what lies under the unclean spirits to understand the truth and power of God", can in no manner understand higher spiritual knowledge or reality.

Once understood, there is no such thing as evil -- and what man portrays as evil is that force of correction which serves an important reality in the development and evolution of mankind as the lost prodigal sons.   In the writings of Clement, the 2nd century Bishop of Alexandria, it is explained that: “But among the lies, the false prophets also told some true things. And in reality they prophesied ‘in an ecstasy,’ as the servants of the apostate”.    Using the early Christian writing known as the Shepherd of Hermas (see Shepherd Of Hermas ), Clement then explains: “And the Shepherd, the angel of repentance, says to Hermas, of the false prophet: ‘For he speaks some truths. For the devil fills him with his own spirit, if perchance he may be able to cast down any one from what is right.’ All things, therefore, are dispensed from heaven for good, ‘that by the Church may be made known the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal foreknowledge, which He purposed in Christ.’ Nothing withstands God: nothing opposes Him: seeing He is Lord and omnipotent. Further, the counsels and activities of those who have rebelled, being partial, proceed from a bad disposition, as bodily diseases from a bad constitution, but are guided by universal Providence to a salutary issue, even though the cause be productive of disease. It is accordingly the greatest achievement of divine Providence, not to allow the evil, which has sprung from voluntary apostasy, to remain useless, and for no good, and not to become in all respects injurious. For it is the work of the divine wisdom, and excellence, and power, not alone to do good (for this is, so to speak, the nature of God, as it is of fire to warm and of light to illumine), but especially to ensure that what happens through the evils hatched by any, may come to a good and useful issue, and to use to advantage those things which appear to be evils, as also the testimony which accrues from temptation”.

Thus, Simon Magus has been raised up (by God) as a power of the left hand in order to bring trials and judgment to the lost prodigal sons.   Why?   In order to insure the necessary growth and mental/spiritual development -- i.e., this is confirmed where Peter states of Simon Magus: "He is a power of the left hand of God, and has authority to do harm to those who know not God, so that he has been able to involve you in diseases".   The term diseases from a spiritual sense, can indicate any and all the afflictions that mankind endures while he is in this world.   And within these words of Peter are contained a profound truth that all believers today must begin to come to terms with.   The Power of God is so all-encompassing, that even the apostate teachers and prophets still serve the Lord.   So, if we pose the question: Is the present Christian Church the Church of God?   Yes -- But not in the manner that most Christians would understand.   Is it not forewarned and written that: “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness’” (Matt 7:22-23 NAS).   Therefore, it is established that even among those who prophesy, cast out demons, and perform many great miracles in the name of the Lord, they are as Simon Magus, and have no part in the teachings of TheWay and the Kingdom.  

In view of all the countless doomsday prophets who have in every generation predicted the End Times -- the predictions of the Second Coming of a Messiah who they claim will inaugurate the Kingdom upon the earth -- we must recognize that either the predictions are wrong, or that an intelligent seeker would question what is the nature of these seemingly End Times prophesies?    Peter writes that through your own Godliness you can speed up the End Times/Second Coming -- i.e., "what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming" (2 Peter 3:11-12 NIV).    And you can speed up the End Times as the Kingdom comes within you, by travailing in TheWay, and transforming your body and mind into the Living Final Temple (see Final Temple).

When it is recognized that this world is exactly as God intended it to be -- and it is in fact ordained and approved by God to be under the "...the power or right of governing and controlling; sovereign authority" of the Left Hand -- to the degree that the Prince of the Right Hand is barred by the very Laws of God from interfering in any manner with those who dwell under the authority of the Left Hand -- then Christians are directly confronted with the questions: (1) Who were the people that authored and wrote the scriptures?   (2) What is the true objectives of the authors of the scriptures?   Again, it is imperative to recognize that Paul portrays the literal written text of the scriptures as the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6) which was comprised of "Jewish fables" (Titus 1:14).   Peter portrays the scriptures as the "Books with the power to deceive" (see Power To Deceive).    Peter himself warning that those who fail to understand the nature and traditions of the mystical writings, will be led into a manifold of erroneous beliefs about God.   Thus, with respect to the positions of Peter and Paul, to ignore the witness of those who actually knew the authors of the Gospels, and understood the higher purpose of the scriptures, has been one of the gravest mistakes of that segment of the Church which called itself Orthodox. 

Once it is recognized that the authors of the scriptures were servants of what Peter portrays as the Prince of the Right Hand whose Kingdom is 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) -- that they existed in this world as true strangers and aliens who were the embodiment of the reality to be in the world and not of it -- and their presence in this realm was in spite of the ruling sovereign authority which was portrayed by Jesus as belonging exclusively to the Citizen of the Far Country -- then a number of ultra-important conclusions based upon these facts must be intelligently arrived at.   (1) The disciples of Jesus neither started, nor ordained institutional Churches of this world that would exist under the dominion and sovereignty of the Prince of the Left Hand.   (2) They did not compose scriptures that would be under the control of the god of this world for people to read from the perspective of a carnal mindset.    The fact that the people of the Churches who call themselves Christians continue to ignore the words of Jesus (see GateOfEden.com ), and still look for the Kingdom to come upon the earth in a way visible to the eyes and perception of carnal man -- demonstrates that they are totally blind to their own higher soul-reality -- and fail to understand the Laws and the sovereign powers of the Princes of the Right and Left Hands.   Moreover, their dogmatic abject ignorance demonstrates conclusively, that the congregation of believers know absolutely nothing about either the Gospels, or that which they call the Son of God/True Prophet/Logos.  

A sincere seeker will inquire: Does it matter that the authors of the scriptures held entirely different beliefs and spiritual objectives than the Christian world does today?   In fact, from a Christian perspective, the Gospels were written by those who were deemed heretics by the Church.   Moreover, from a Church dogmatic perspective, the authors of the scriptures totally rejected what the modern believer would call the divinity of Jesus as God Incarnate.   Before being corrupted by the forth century Church under the Roman Emperor Constantine, the Gospel accounts confirmed the early Ebionite Nazirene position that Jesus became the Messiah by fulfilling the Law -- and in every manner, he was a man no different than all other men (see TheTenWords.com ).   Which means that if the original authors composed their Gospels from the perspective of Jesus becoming the Messiah -- in contradistinction to the Roman doctrine that he was God incarnate -- then the manmade dogma of the Church has mentally castrated and rendered the body of believers spiritually sterile. 

  The Jesus Test: As stated in the above, Jesus explained to his disciples why the people of this world could not comprehend the Mysteries of God -- which necessitated that he teach them in the allegorical enigma of parables which concealed the imbedded meaning from their understanding -- and stated: "The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you."    For the Church to take the position that the pagan and heathen Gentiles who grafted the dogma that Jesus was God into the Church -- and that the heathen Gentiles could understand what the original disciples of Jesus could not, is pure spiritual and intellectual lunacy.    It is proven beyond any doubt that the original Gospel accounts stated that Jesus was a man who became the Messiah at his baptism in the Jordan (see TheTenWords.com ) -- and that the disciples not only learned all truths plainly -- but these same disciples walked with Jesus daily -- talked with him daily -- and even had their minds opened to the inner spiritual meaning of the scriptures: "Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures" (Luke 24:45) -- and yet, the Church expects the congregations to believe that the Romans and Greeks who were totally pagan in their thinking and mindset, understood what the original disciples could not?    In the words of Thomas Jefferson: "Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong" (Notes on Virginia, 1782).   In this example, the fact that the Church has rejected the teachings of the original disciples, and have instead adopted the dogma of pagan Rome, means that so long as the Christians continue to embrace this error, it will remain impossible for them to find the Truth.   And because the dogma of the Churches have mentally and spiritually flat-lined the necessary growth and development of the congregation of believers, the Christians have rejected knowledge, and adopted what Paul portrayed as the most elementary belief that is representative of the beginning of TheWay.