Was Foretold That Satan Would Rule The Church: It has been said
that the greatest deception of all time is seen in the success of Satan in his
ability to convince man that he does not exist.
If this is so, then Satan's second deception is perhaps even greater
than the first -- in that, he has fooled the very elect -- i.e., the very
religious authorities of the church who have been warned and taught of his
existence. In total
disregard of the admonition of the scriptures themselves, the greater majority
of Christians believe that the church is beyond the reach of Satan -- that God
somehow drew a line that Satan cannot cross over -- and because of this force
of Divine protection, Satan has not immersed himself in every aspect of their
lives! Yet, to their own
detriment, the leaders of the modern church ignore the warning of the Apostle:
“let no man beguile you in any wise: for (it will not be,) except the
falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,
he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that
is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, setting himself forth
as God” (2 Thes 2:3-4 ASV).
the Apostle is herein very clearly predicting is that there would come a time
when the god of the Christian Church will be a false god.
Historically speaking, it has been almost universally recognized that
the period in time that the Apostle could have been referring to was in the
fourth century when the church made a covenant with the Roman Emperor
Constantine. With regard to
this falling away, the Adam Clark Commentary writes of this passage of Paul's
Epistle: “[Except there come a falling away first] We have the
original word apostasia in our word apostasy; and by this term we understand a
dereliction of the essential principles of religious truth, either a total
abandonment of Christianity itself, or such a corruption of its doctrines as
renders the whole system completely inefficient to salvation. But what this
apostasy means is a question which has not yet, and perhaps never will be,
answered to general satisfaction” (from the Adam Clarke Commentary).
to depreciate or make less the significance of any one of the individual
statements presented in the above words, what the modern believer must
recognized is the far-reaching totality of the statement: “But
what this apostasy means is a question which has not yet, and perhaps never
will be, answered to general satisfaction”.
Ultimately, what this means to the modern believer is that each and
every church authority from the fourth-century to the present, as well as
every single preacher of the gospel, speaks from the position of concession --
which concession is that there is a great void in their knowledge of the
truth. Thus, one of the
core presumptions upon which our present-day doctrine of faith is based, is
that these words of the Apostle Paul are not true.
What the average person of faith fails to realize, is that this
presumption which is widely embraced today, is truly dangerous to each and
every Christian’s spiritual well-being!
our quest to restore the pure Word of the Gospel, it is important for us to
question just what these words of the Apostle mean to the modern believer?
It means that the church today is doing the best that it possibly can,
under the circumstances that it has been forced to function under.
If both historians and biblical experts are unable to tell us with
certainty to what degree these words of the Apostle effect our perception of
the gospel today, then we cannot be sure of a single thing!
While we have faith that our beliefs are authentic, when it is
recognized that our faith requires us to physically die before we can be sure
of the validity of anything that we presently believe, we may be playing
Russian Roulette with all the cylinders loaded -- and hoping for a misfire.
Churches Troubling Past: Unlike the believer who merely accepts
what he is told, modern religious authorities know that the history of the
church is extremely troubling. Men
of wisdom are alarmed that the religion of the common faith that still
survives even today, was brought about by the power of the sword -- and this
fact is well documented in my article entitled The
Death Of The Religion Of Jesus.
Again, contrary to what they tell the uninformed believer, biblical
experts know that the condition of the scriptures is extremely disturbing --
as documented in my article on The
Orthodox Corruption Of The Scriptures.
Further, they also know that each and every conflicting sect and
opinion that calls itself Christian, regardless of whether they agree or
disagree with these almost uncountable number of conflicting opinions, bases
its theological position on seemingly valid scriptural statements of fact.
this ultimately means is that each sect and school of doctrinal opinion has
been forced to accept one biblical theory over the ideas of other schools of
thought, which are also represented in the Bible as an article of faith that
their choice is the correct one -- regardless of the fact that there is often
strong biblical reasons for the opposing opinions they reject.
The Evangelical Christians, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Quakers, and
the Unitarian Universalists, all embrace conflicting beliefs -- and yet, each
is able to use the Bible to affirm their doctrines.
The Jehovah’s Witness, Evangelical Christians, Quakers and Unitarian
Universalists each take certain biblical passages and give them more weight
and prescience than other biblical passages that conflict with their opinion.
of what they preach to their parishioners, each one of these sects arrives at
their particular conclusion over the rest, because they have faith that they
are doing the best they can under the circumstances they are functioning
under. If they were to be
truly honest, each one of them could write a really long list of the many
important fundamental elements of the gospel that confuses them -- but since
they have faith that there is nothing better. They of course reason that
only God knows for sure. The uncountable number of explanations that
have been offered by each sect and authority are equally confusing to
them. From their very limited perception, they have therefore long
ago recognized the fact that they are powerless to do anything about the
biblical/religious dilemma that confronts them.
What is their alternative? Give
up the gospel? Because this
alternative is unacceptable, and something within them strongly conveys that
there is truth in the pages of the scriptures, they have no other choice than
to have faith that either what they see in the scriptures is the truth, or
they will be saved by virtue of their belief in Jesus as their Savior.
of the major causes of the present state of doctrinal chaos is the failure of
modern pastors and church authorities to recognize that the key to their
dilemma is found in the prediction of the Apostle that there would come a time
of total abandonment of the Gospel with respect to the desolation of all
genuine spiritual Christian ideas and concepts.
What this means is that the Apostle predicts that in the near future, the
true religion of Jesus would cease to exist in this world.
In this respect, the words of the Apostle are quite clear in their
assertion -- i.e., from the time period of the first century of our Common Era
when it was written by the hand of Paul, it prophetically speaks of a time in
the near future when the teachings that Jesus placed in the hands of mankind
would cease to exist -- and it is the correct assertion of many Christians
that this in fact took place in the establishment of an institutionalized
church under the control of Pagan Rome in the fourth century.
the modern Christian fails to realize is that the total corruption of the
doctrine of the church which the Apostle speaks of was in fact brought about
by the adoption of the Christ of Constantine, which resulted in the rejection
of the Messiah Jesus of Nazareth.
While it is true that we use the name Jesus, and we call ourselves his
followers, what we have lost sight of is that the essence of the religion of
the New Covenant is spiritual, and where the physical body of Messiah/Christ
was crucified by the carnal Jews in the first century, the spiritual body of
Messiah/Christ was crucified in the fourth century.
further explanation with regard to this crucial prediction of the Apostle, the
Adam Clark Commentary then goes on to provide us a vivid description of
Constantine and the formation of his new church: “[Who
opposeth and exalteth] He stands against and exalts himself above all divine
authority, and above every object of adoration, and every institution,
relative to divine worship, sebasma, himself being the source, whence must
originate all the doctrines of religion, and all its rites and ceremonies; so
that sitting in the temple of God -- having the highest place and authority in
the Christian church, he acts as God -- taking upon himself God's titles and
attributes, and arrogating to himself the authority that belongs to the Most
High” (from the Adam Clarke Commentary).
these events came to pass is well documented from a historical perspective --
i.e., the church was ruled by Satanic forces that dictated every aspect of
Christian doctrine. And
while it is true that many faithful believers, clergy, pastors and religious
authorities today have recognized the defilement of the church that took place
beginning in the fourth century, what could not be revealed until now was the
absolute certainty that, because we have never fully recovered from the
darkness and corruption that was imposed upon the teachings of the church by
the ruthless political despots of the past, essential foundational principles,
as well as indispensable elements of New Covenant knowledge of what is
constantly referred to in the Bible as the Mysteries of God, is presently
absent from the thinking of the body of the faithful believers to this very
Speaks To The Christian Elect: The Apostle warned: "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly
places" (Eph 6:12 NKJ).
From a biblical perspective, the supernatural being referred to by Paul as
Satan, who the Apostle refers to as the god of this realm, easily speaks to
Christians and impersonates God, Jesus, or an angelic being, and thus
successfully gains control over the thinking of the religious people of any
given generation by speaking to their imagination.
What does this mean? He
begins the process by inspiring within them a vision of a kingdom that is to
come at some later time. Where
Jesus preached that the Kingdom is here -- at hand, and could be entered
through a change of mind -- the forces of darkness blinds the hearts and minds
of the believer to the Kingdom that is already present and has been set before
them. The result is that
the Prince of Darkness continues to rule over the hearts and minds of the
believers because, in their state of spiritual complacency, they continue to
live in accordance with the culture of this world, and never actually take up
their crosses and follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
And while they think they are different
than the unbeliever, often it is found that they are different only in the
words they speak.
Thus, while they believe and have faith, their faith
is misdirected. In failing
to recognize the warning of Paul with respect to the total “…dereliction
of the essential principles of religious truth, either a total abandonment of
Christianity itself, or such a corruption of its doctrines as renders the
whole system completely inefficient to salvation…”, Satan
successfully alters the believer’s perception of the scriptures, and induces
them to wait -- rather than begin the journey into the Kingdom where the Son
of God awaits them.
Satanic powers of darkness that are revealed in the scriptures gains the upper
hand by moving the hearts and minds of unsuspecting men and women to become
attached to this world by whatever means possible.
He controls religious people by seducing them into adopting a life of
spiritual complacency and impotence -- using religion to effect within the
believer a false vision of their own level of spirituality as being exalted
and heightened. He often
accomplishes this deception by inducing them to judge and compare themselves
to non-believers, and those who have already surrendered their soul over to
the Prince of Darkness.
was easy for Lot to perceive himself a righteous person in comparison to the
inhabitants of Sodom. It is
in like manner easy for the average Christian today to view themselves as
being a faithful and believing people in relation to the criminal element that
is portrayed in our newspapers and media.
The flaw in this perception is seen in the fact that the Bible does not
require us to be better than the unholy -- but rather, to be Christ-like --
and ultimately as perfect as our Heavenly Father (Matt 5:48).
Thus, because we judge ourselves in accordance with the standards of
this world, the result is that the religious person sees himself as being in
accord with the gospel message, because he can easily perceive a difference
between himself and the people he views as being turned out of The Way.
From the perspective of what the Apostle calls the god of this world,
this false vision of righteousness is absolutely necessary in order to implant
within their minds a strong delusion that induces them to believe that they
are fulfilling the Word of God.
Ministers of Satan: A great truth that the Bible continually warns
the religious person about -- a truth that he must come to terms with if he is
to become a disciple of the Light -- is that this supernatural being which the
Apostle calls the god of this world has the power to ordain servants to
mislead the flock of believers -- and more importantly, even those servants
are unaware that they have become the ministers of Satan.
More importantly, the servants of Satan are very often the people who
the flock of believers regard as the most well meaning of individuals -- men
and women who the believing community perceives as religious allies, and
perhaps even saintly.
the course of human history it can be demonstrated that large numbers of true
believers have permitted themselves to be deceived and led into error and
captivity, because they failed to heed the lesson of the biblical account of
Samson and Delilah -- where the betrayer appears to be good, and yet saps
their strength, and then attacks the believers in order to enslave them.
If, then, we are to break the bonds of slavery, and succeed in
safeguarding ourselves from being deceived, we must become acutely aware of
the important biblical warning that: “There is a
way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of
death” (Prov 14:12 KJV).
the perspective of the Prince of Darkness, we are more easily conquered and
led into a life of servitude by those who appear to us as allies and champions
of the faith, than those who would oppose us.
No doubt many Christians will immediately reject this argument --
saying, God would not permit this to happen to His church.
But this claim is quickly proven counterfeit when it is demonstrated
that God has indeed permitted the church to fall into error.
Can the believer trust the affirmation of the leaders of the church
with respect to their claim of doctrinal purity and Divine protection?
The Bible very clearly states that the opposite is true, and it is the
leaders of the church who will be in error when they make this claim.
In confirmation of what was predicted by Paul, Jesus said that the
powers of darkness which seek to enslave us, and will accomplish this by
fooling the very elect of the church (Mat 24:24; Mk 13:22).
The Apostle warns that Satan will appear as an Angel of light, and he
will transform his ministers and servants of darkness to make them falsely
appear to you as good, in order to deceive you (2 Cor 11:14). In this respect, the Bible warns us that what seems
right to the carnal mind of man, is the very thing that will bring about the
ways of death (Prov 14:12).
Jesus warned his followers was to: “Beware of
false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are
ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits” (Matt
7:15-16 KJV). In
understanding the far-reaching reality of these words, we must comprehend
exactly what the fruits are that Jesus makes reference to which we should use
to judge the validity of our religious leaders!
Fruits in the scriptures relate to works and accomplishments -- and the
works of the spirit is seen in the ability of the shepherd of the flock to
place within the hands of the believer the Key that opens the door to what the
Bible calls the house of knowledge -- and then demonstrate how to use that
knowledge to guide the believer into the Kingdom -- a Kingdom that will never
come upon the earth as our present-day church authorities proclaim (Luke
17:20-21), but exists at this very time in a parallel dimension.
Seductive Power of Satan: From a biblical perspective, the Messiah
is the one who opens the door to the Kingdom and permits us to enter therein. Throughout the scriptures the essence of New Covenant
thought is that the disciple of Messiah/Christ must pick up their own cross
and follow in the Masters footsteps.
Satan is the power that draws the believers consciousness away from the
Inner Kingdom and into the outside world.
Satan does not want us to begin the journey into the Kingdom, and can
only maintain control over us so long as our mindset remains attached to this
realm. Where the Apostle
warns us that Satan will raise up ministers and prophets who appear to be
spiritual, but are not, what he is making reference to is clergy and religious
authorities who keep us focused on redemptive prayer, ritual, and dead works
that are of this world, and do not move us along the journey into the Kingdom. The primary focus of the prayer the Jesus taught was for the
Kingdom to come -- but instead of looking for the Kingdom to come within us,
Satan has redirected our perception and we look
for the Kingdom to come upon the earth where Jesus taught it will never come
so as to be seen by men (Luke 17:20-21). When Jesus therefore
warned us that the pseudo-prophets will appear to us as sheep, and deceive us,
he was confirming that Satan will attempt to use our own religious authorities
to enslave us. Satan knows
that freedom, and the appearance of choice, defeats more foes than does
conflict. It is therefore
important for us to understand that the Prince of Darkness knows more about us
than we do. He understands
human nature -- and he knows that we will stand firm against one who appears
to be an enemy, and in the manner of Sampson be readily seduced by one who
appears to be a friend.
a stranger approached a child and put on a mean and evil demeanor, the child
would instantly retreat and seek a place of safety.
Thus, the stranger who will successfully abduct and do harm to the
child, lures the child away with candy -- the promise of some reward -- or
even fear not to obey, which is the most effective means to control an
seduced, the Prince of Darkness maintains control over the people by herding
those he has successfully deceived into groups, religious institutions,
governments and nations. He
does this to take advantage of another of man's inherent weaknesses, which is
the pack syndrome where man finds safety in numbers.
This mindset manifests itself in the concept that, if a group of people
all agree, then we convince ourselves that it has to be right.
Or, if a whole group is wrong, we reason that God will somehow overlook
the error, because no one else knew the truth.
In the manner of schoolchildren, we believe that God will mark our test
of life on a curve -- and so long as we attain a certain grade that is within
the upper and lower limits of other people, we will have past the requirements
long as we can maintain the belief that no one really knows for sure, or that
ultimate truth is beyond man’s ability to realize, then we feel secure in
the belief that we will not be held accountable for our indolence with respect
to seeking the knowledge of the truth for ourselves.
We take this one step further when our religious institutions ordain
ministers, priests and religious authorities whose job it is to know all there
is to know about God and the requirements of life.
We place other men in the position of priest and clergy, so as to make
them responsible for knowing the Will of God.
We then reason that all we have to do is live in accordance with what
these religious authorities say, and we will have passed the test of life.
What we therefore fail to recognize is the fact that this is the same
exact flaw that Jesus condemned in the Jewish sects of the Sadducees and
Jehovah’s Witnesses feel secure in the belief that God talks to the leaders
of their sect who publish their pamphlets in Brooklyn.
So long as they are Jehovah’s Witnesses in good standing, they will
be saved. Evangelical
Christians believe that by virtue of their accepting Jesus Christ as their
personal Lord and Savior, and they worship in a Christ-centered Church, they
will be saved. The mainline
Protestant sects believe that so long as they have faith in Jesus, they too
will be saved. In each and
every case the people feel secure in their association with a particular
church or church doctrine of belief.
biblical times when Jesus exhibited great compassion and understanding for the
lost sheep, he did not extend this same compassion to the false religious
leaders who he condemned -- religious leaders who performed rituals and dead
works -- religious leaders who praised a God that they did not understand
because they were impostors, and were unable to manifest the Light before the
lost sheep of the Lord. A
genuine religious leader is one who leads the flock into the Kingdom, and
brings them into the presence of the indwelling Word.
it is true that Jesus condemned the Sadducees and Pharisees as false religious
leaders, from an historical perspective the sin of the Jews in no way compared
to the eventual sin of the later church that called itself Christian.
If the sin of the Jews was that they killed the Christ at the time of
the crucifixion, then what we fail to understand today is that the sin of the
Gentile Christians was that they killed and annihilated the very presence of
Christ in this world -- thus, plunging both the Jews and the Christians into
the depths of spiritual darkness.
truth of the matter that is beyond the comprehension of the greater majority
of the people who call themselves Christian today, is that when the Lord
physically departed from us, and returned to the heavenly realms from which he
had emerged, he did not abandon mankind -- i.e., he visited those who were
worthy, and he left us a people who continued to live and dwell in the manner
that he prescribed. For
three hundred years there existed a society of people who continued to live a
spiritual life in the Light and The Way that Jesus taught.
During this time this group of observant Hebrew/Christians helped both
Jew and Gentile-Christian alike to understand and embrace man's innate
spiritual nature. Thus,
because they maintained the Lord's teachings in the purity of the Word, people
from all walks of life were able to embrace the Light and open the door of the
great divide that separates this world from the Kingdom of the Father.
the fourth century a very carnal sect of people who called themselves
Christian, entered into a covenant with the secular political powers of
darkness that ruled this world. The
result was that, whoever did not accept and adhere to the religion of the
supreme ruler -- which at that time was the emperor -- was immediately deemed
heretics, and silenced by the power of the sword. Thus, to the Christians own demise the warning of the
Apostle was ignored where he wrote: “But, as he who was born according
to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so
it is now” (Gal 4:29 NKJ).
In a very short amount of time the Christians of the flesh totally
annihilated and exterminated the genuine disciples of the Light -- with the
result being that the Christian world was cast down into the very pit of
darkness from which the Lord had come to lead them out of.
the remnant of Light that the Lord had left to guide the people was
extinguished and annihilated by the very power of the church's alliance with
Caesar, Satan was free to not only alter the gospel message, but to place his
own disciples in the position of church authorities.
Then, in the manner of more modern despots such as Adolph Hitler, the
soldiers were sent forth to exterminate all who opposed the religion of the
emperor. It was during this
time that man's perception of God, the nature of Jesus, and matters and
concepts pertaining to spiritual things, became embodied in creeds and dogma,
and was then published by a class of priests who were totally ruled by a
Spiritual Christianity ceased to exist, as the religion of the emperor became
an institution of secular law. We fail to understand these words today because we
erroneously view the teachings of the New Covenant as a body of people who
believe in the Son of God. What
we fail to comprehend is that true belief means that we open the “narrow
gate” and enter the Kingdom, and learn directly from the
indwelling Word. Because
Christianity was thrust into a world of ritual, dead works, the worship of the
gods in the form of saints, the unrestrained hunger for political and material
wealth, the religion of the New Covenant was converted from a spiritual
journey that builds a bridge between this realm and the Kingdom, and a typical
religion of the Nations where the people worshiped the gods, the emperor, and
lived in subjection to the priests who were ordained by the Roman Government.
the threat of death, no one was permitted to disagree with the creeds of the
Church of the Roman Empire. Moreover,
the men who were enacting these creeds -- the priests and bishops who ruled
the church, did not become priests and bishops because of their holiness or
manifest spirituality -- but rather, by alliance with the Emperor's Church,
and often by purchasing these positions with money -- positions that had in
every way become secular in nature, and very much a part of the government.
In modern times we call this a political payoff.
just one example: In the sixth century when Pope Sylverius had been removed
from office by Theodora, the Emperor's wife who had previously been a
prostitute and circus performer, and who disagreed with the pope on many
theological positions -- one of which was the pre-existence of the soul --
Gibbon writes: “At the emperor's command, the clergy of Rome proceeded
to the choice of a new bishop; and after a solemn invocation of the Holy
Ghost, elected the deacon Vigilius, who had purchased the papal throne by a
bribe of two hundred pounds of gold” (Decline and Fall of the Roman
it was these religious politicians who controlled and impacted Christian
doctrine -- a doctrine established in the fourth century.
More importantly is the fact that what believers today fail to realize
is that it is these same fourth-century doctrines that continue to remain at
the very core of accepted beliefs of the modern church, right up to our
present time. And what was
the objective of these beliefs? When
these religious politicians submitted their decrees with regard to the nature
of God, Jesus, and the Bible, these decrees always supported the religious
priorities of the government -- which objective was always mindful of the true
secular purpose of religion, which was to assist the government in its rule
over and control of the masses of people.
That our whole modern perception of Creation that continues to be a
foundational principle of modern church doctrine, has been authored by a
circus prostitute who had the pope killed, and then had her own doctrines of
belief installed in the creeds of the church, should be sufficient to cause
every sincere believer to re-evaluate their understanding of the Gospel.
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).
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 result was that for over a thousand years Satan
ruled the church that is today known as Christian -- and when the church
eventually emerged from the pit of darkness in the Middle-Ages, it had been
reduced to a mere shadow of the genuine church that was annihilated by the
very Pagan Christians of the fourth century.
The result was that these doctrines that formed the foundation of this
very Pagan church were then adopted by the Middle-Age reformers, and have
continued as foundational doctrines right up into our present time.
Thus, we can observe the success of Satan and the fulfillment of the
prediction of the Apostle Paul. From
the perspective of the god of this world, his mission to overcome the Light
has been successful, as he continues to perpetuate the manmade doctrines that
cause the lost sheep to be ruled over by the powers of darkness.
is true that during the time of the Reformation there was a break with the
mother church that had become seated in Rome, but because the reformers
themselves did not possess the spiritual foundation of the original church of
the first century, and they continued to embrace many of the doctrines that
had been infused upon the teachings of Jesus by the emperors and religious
politicians of the past thousand years, it was beyond their ability to
re-establish what the Apostle himself warns they were incapable of
understanding -- and ultimately beyond even their comprehension.
Because they lacked the spiritual vision and knowledge of the original
followers of Jesus, the many churches that emerged from the Reformation
continued to be established upon the very carnal mindset that was instituted
by the Pagan Christians of the fourth century.
doubt the majority of Christians today will reject the idea that the modern
church has been turned out of The Way.
As an article of faith they will reason that God would not permit such
a thing to happen -- i.e., He would safeguard His Church from being overcome
by Satan. Yet, as demonstrated
above, this article of faith is in conflict with the very words of the Apostle
at 2 Thes 2:3-4, wherein the Adam Clarke Commentary explained that what Paul
is predicting is “…a dereliction of the
essential principles of religious truth, either a total abandonment of
Christianity itself, or such a corruption of its doctrines as renders the
whole system completely inefficient to salvation…”. If the Apostle predicts the “total
abandonment of Christianity”, and a further “corruption
of its doctrines as renders the whole system completely inefficient to
salvation”, then our present-day assertion that God will
safeguard the church is in total conflict to the warning of the Bible itself.
this is true, then the present-day religious authorities will counter that God
would then communicate with His people and correct the error of the past!
The Jehovah’s Witnesses believe this!
The Evangelical Christians believe this!
So do the very liberal mainline churches that promote the feel-good
doctrines of faith and belief in an all-inclusive savior!
Yet each one of these major groups view the others as cults that have
been greatly deceived in their interpretation of the Bible.
great truth we fail to realize is that we dwell in the very presence of God,
and it is our own blindness that causes us not to see Him.
God calls out to us, and we do not listen.
God continually reaches out to us, and we fail to take His Hand.
Why? Because we have
permitted ourselves to become blinded by the god of this world. Moreover, if a more pure copy of the scriptures were
placed in our hands, we could spit upon them.
Yet, all we have to do is begin to live in accordance with the
scriptures we already have, and seek the Lord with a pure and consecrated
heart, and we will succeed in opening our eyes and senses to perceive our true
we call ourselves the people of God when we live and believe in accordance
with the doctrines and customs of carnal men?
Why do we cling to the quasi-religious doctrines of a man who not even
the Pagan priests would offer redemption?
Why do we limit our perception of Creation to the doctrines of a circus
prostitute? Who taught us
what is true? Who taught us
what is error? When more
pure scriptures are placed in our hands that conflict with our traditional
doctrines of belief, do we seek the Lord to enlighten our understanding?
The great truth that modern Christians fail to realize is that God has
attempted to communicate with the faithful flock, but few Christians today
possess sufficient freedom to break loose from the powers of darkness that
rule this world. Jesus
proclaimed that his followers would be alien to the culture of this realm --
in the world and not of it -- and yet, the modern Christian is under the
delusion that they can ignore the mandates of the Bible and still be of
Christ, while simultaneously a part of today’s culture.
Left Hand Of God
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge
...Therefore, my people have gone into captivity, because they have no
knowledge" (Hosea 4:6; Isa 5:13). To the detriment and
suffering of mankind, these words are even more true today, than when they
were written. What should be realized after reading the foregoing, is
that nothing that man sees with his physical senses -- or contemplates with
his organic physical mind -- is as it truly is from the higher reality of
our soul-self. And while it is true that organic man is fundamentally and
profoundly ignorant of his true nature and form in the higher reality of his
soul, ignorance is not bliss -- and the great suffering of mankind is seen
in the fact that for the most part, he is a victim of his own ignorance.
In many respects, what is known as The Two Ways
is presented in the Gospels -- i.e., the proverbial conflict between the
Sons/Children of the Light, and the sons of darkness who are ruled over by
what Paul called the god of this world.
Jesus said that the god of the Jews 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).
What, then, is the lie? The god that is portrayed in the allegory of the
written word of the scriptures -- the outward ritual observances of the
written word -- the whole concept of animal sacrifice that is required in
the written word of the scriptures. And what is truly an abomination is
the fact that the Christian world worships the god of the Jews -- i.e.,
which Jesus portrayed as the Devil.
Spiritual Israel, on the other hand, are those
who have fulfilled the Law within themselves, and have undergone the
necessary spiritual transformation that has fulfilled the building of the
Final Temple within themselves. The Jew represents one twelfth of the Tree
of Life -- which is why they observe the Law in outward ritual and
tradition. Wholeness requires that all twelve spheres of mind be evolved,
and manifest in harmony within the mind and being of the individual.
the reading of the literal written word of the Old Testament in the manner
that Fundamentalists do today, the "letter that
killeth" -- meaning that it is the path to spiritual death. But
once understood for what it truly is, so too are those who are of the
delusion that the outer world which is portrayed as the illusions of Plato's
Cave, is real. In the writings of his disciple Clement, Peter called the
Old Testament written word the "...books with the
power to deceive". Why would Peter portray the scriptures as
the "...books with the power to deceive"?
Not to be able to answer this question, is to be slain by what Paul
portrayed as the "letter that killeth".
Which is why Jesus portrayed the organic people as the dead -- and validated
Ecc 9:5 when it states that "the
dead know nothing".
mystic who spends his life seeking the inner meaning of the written word
that the natural mind of man is incapable of seeing, has warned:
"Thus the tales related in the Torah are simply her
outer garments, and woe to the man who regards that outer garb as the Torah
itself, for such a man will be deprived of portion in the next world..."
(the Zohar quoted in No
Jew Has Read The Torah). The Church Father Origen proclaimed those who
are so gullible to believe the literal written word of the Old Testament
idiots! Peter said what appears to be historical never happened. Paul
called the literal text an allegory.
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
(Origen - Huet., Prigeniana, 167
Franck, p. 142).
Students of Hebrew Mysticism
will perceive that what the third-century Christian Church Father Origen
wrote was no different than what is contained in the Zohar, where it states:
“The narratives of the
doctrine are its cloak. The simple look only on the garment, that is upon
the narrative of the doctrine; more they know not. The instructed,
however, see not merely the cloak, but what the cloak covers”.
These great truths are
again demonstrated in the words of Moses Maimonedes, one of the most
respected of Jewish theologians, historian, and Talmudist, where he writes
about the nature of scripture:
“Every time that you find in our
books a tale the reality of which seems impossible, a story which is
repugnant to both reason and common sense, then be sure that the tale
contains a profound allegory veiling a deeply mysterious truth; and the
greater the absurdity of the letter, the deeper the wisdom of the spirit”.
These same truths are again conveyed to us in the words of the Church
“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
of the scriptures,
“…was in reality a picture of
their [man’s] own minds”.
In view of the fact
that Jesus himself taught that the Kingdom of God is within us (Luke
17:20-21), that the scriptures were in fact a blueprint of man’s own mind
begins to reveal a reality that few today are even prepared to comprehend --
to their own detriment.
What Moses Maimonedes is
stating, 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
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
"...repugnant to both reason and
even inserted into the scriptures in the first place? Because much of what
was presented was exactly as Paul portrayed it -- i.e.,
(Titus 1:14). Why did the authors of the scriptures weave their truths
within and around
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
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
“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
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).
The Authority Of The Left Hand:
Speaking of Simon Magus in the Clementine writings, the Apostle Peter is
quoted as stating: "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."
that Simon Magus is portrayed as a leader who has
from the Left Hand of God, to bring about, initiate and invoke harm among
the people -- i.e., the lost prodigal sons who dwell under the shackles and
control of the Citizen of the Far Country, which Paul called the god of this
world. More importantly is the fact that ultimately, the evil of Simon
Magus and the apostates who followed him, as well as those who that Left
Hand Power which is allegorically portrayed as Satan, not only has control
over the people -- but is portrayed as being ordained by God to bring about
good through the growth that results from self-induced tribulation. And
what is this self-induced tribulation? It is embodied in the Laws that
return to each person the fruit of their own past.
Again, if in the past the people who were German
in this life, were tortured and slain by those who were born Jewish in
Germany, then we would begin to understand the insight of
Rabbi Yosefan said was that
the 6 million Jews who were Holocaust victims "were
reincarnations of the souls of sinners, people who transgressed and did all
sorts of things that should not be done.” Rabbi Yosefan
explained that these souls who had previously lived lives of sin,
“…had been reincarnated in order to atone”
(see Chickens Come Home To
Roost). As presented
at this link: The Rev.
openly preaches white hatred -- and yet, if he and his followers previously
lived as white slave owners, then in deed they are presently living a life
where they condemn their own past actions. In our present time we can see
an attempt by pseudo-intellectuals to institute Marxist socialism in the
United States. Who were they in their past lives? Will the American
people surrender their concept of God-Given Right, for social programs that
bureaucratic dispense? If a person is born a homosexual, is the question
ever posed: Why was he born a homosexual? Under the heading of
Failure To Perceive And
Understand, I demonstrate that in the future, the Rev. Phelps and his
congregation of homosexual haters, represent those who will be born as
homosexual activists in the future. And when they are themselves
homosexuals, they will condemn those who reject the homosexual lifestyle.
In the future the radical Muslims will be born Jews -- and as Jews, they
will once again confront those who in the past were their opponents. The
modern Atheist was in the past a fire and brimstone preacher. The man who
beats and abuses his wife, is born as a woman with an abusive husband.
The corrupt politician is born a victim of abusive politicians. And in
this reversal of roles -- what one person judges, condemns, exploits, or
persecutes, they often become in the future. And since most people are
afraid to act independently -- and will only take action in numbers -- the
very same leaders who led them into one brand of error, will again lead them
into the opposite error in the future.
The proverbial Native American prayer is this:
"Grant That I May Not Criticize My Neighbor Until I
Have walked a Mile in His Moccasins." When the Laws cause you
to inherit what you have in previous lifetimes judged, persecuted, condemned
or exploited, you will begin to develop pathways within the matrix of your
soul which will connect you to the human condition which you find
objectionable. And this will continue in this manner, until you
intuitively know that it is wrong to do unto your brothers and sisters, what
you would not want done to yourself. Thus, what man calls his conscience,
is often an intuitive insight drawn through the matrix of his soul that
causes him to do what is right. It is interesting that Oprah Winfrey was a
one time member of Jeremiah Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ
congregation -- and recognized the folly of the Black Liberation Theology
that he preached. Thus, in listening to her conscience, she was able to
free herself from the karmic attachment to the plight of Jeremiah Wright and
his congregation in the future. Where Oprah Winfrey prevailed over the
circumstances that the Left Hand of God presented to her, those who remained
in the church continued down their broad-way of personal and collective
In the Book of Job we see that Satan is the
force that tests the individual. And it is through this testing, that the
soul of man is eventually perfected. Without the testing, the soul would
never be confronted by the experiences necessary to become Whole and
Complete. Thus, this force of the Laws which test and present us with the
necessary opposition to connect within the matrix of our mind that
intuitively causes us to know right from wrong, is the Left Hand of God.
And what this means is that what man perceives as evil in his very limited
understanding, is ultimately for his own good.
In the writings of
the later Clement, the 2nd century Bishop of Alexandria, a most
important explanation is set forth -- the ignorance of which, has immersed
the whole of the religious world in the folly of it's own making:
“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, 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”.
Within these words
are contained a profound truth that all people today must begin to come to
terms with if they are to escape the profound ignorance that engulfs modern
man. Regardless of our own choices, exercise of freewill, the Laws and
Power of God is so all-encompassing, that even the apostate teachers and
prophets still serve the Lord. 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 call
themselves believers, prophesy, cast out demons, and perform many great
miracles in the name of the Lord, they are neither saved, nor are they
affirmed by Jesus -- and this is true of all of man's religions. This means
that from your perspective as a believer, for you to be faithful to the
scriptures, you must question everything -- and that includes every word
that myself or anyone else writes for you to read. A true disciple of the
Light is one who proves the truth -- not one who believes something because
it sounds good to his untransformed organic carnal mind.
Why Would God Work Through False Teachers?
When asked why God permits Christians to be led by False Teachers -- why the
Church was permitted to corrupt the scriptures (see
-- and why the Christian Congregation of believers are limited in their
spiritual development and understanding -- it is important to understand the
plight of the lost prodigal son and the quagmire of the Divine Pattern of
Creation with respect to the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Duality.
From the perspective of the parable that Jesus taught, the lost prodigal son
is held in a condition of servitude to the (Citizen) god of this world,
until which time he is able to free himself, and begin to journey in TheWay.
And thus, the dilemma that equally confronts all of mankind in his struggles
in this world which he must eventually prevail over, in order to escape what
is often portrayed as the illusions of
The problem confronting mankind in his search for answers is seen in the
fact that the physical body in which we presently dwell, only supports the
development of mind to a level that corresponds to the needs of the body.
Therefore, it is truly difficult for organic man to understand his own
higher spiritual reality, because in his present infantile form, it is
virtually impossible for him to even envision his own higher true
soul-reality (see SoulSelf.org ). The
question is, then, in order to develop the mind beyond organic limitations,
the person not only needs to consciously embrace a higher reality that is
beyond the needs and requirements of the physical -- but this development
must be brought about in such a way that it uses the Laws of Nature and
Creation as a catalyst, to bring about the condition of expanded
The Heightening And Expansion Of Mind). Why? Because it is necessary to
work with the inherent design of the body and mind, in order to advance
beyond organic levels which serves only the needs of the body.
In the original teachings of the Gospel as presented by Paul, believers were
commanded to overcome and prevail over the inherent conditions of the
physical body -- i.e., "Put to death,
therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature"
(Col 3:5 NIV). Why? In order to
advance yourself beyond a certain level of development which can be
portrayed as natural organic consciousness, you must understand the Laws and
Controlling Factors of this world, in order to bring about any reasonable
advancement within yourself. In the same way that the Laws inhibit you from
driving a car over the Grand Canyon, building a campfire with wet wood,
sustaining life while depriving the body of food and water, or holding your
breath beyond a very limited point, in order to advance you must learn to
use the Laws and Forces of the physical and mental, in order to move beyond
natural organic limitations.
In the parable of the prodigal son, the god of this world holds the lost son
in a state of slavery and servitude, by imposing organic limitations upon
his being. True Spiritual Religion is therefore not belief and faith in the
unknown -- but rather, the systematic use of the Laws and Forces of Mind and
Being in the endeavor to prevail, and move beyond these organic limitations
which can be portrayed as natural awareness and carnal consciousness. That
man possesses this innate latent potential that he for the most part remains
ignorant of, is largely because of his lack of esoteric knowledge -- which
from a biblical perspective, causes him to perpetually Wander In Error.
While there is no gender or other divisions in the higher reality of the
soul -- no male or female souls -- in this world EVERYTHING that exists,
exists in a divided reality -- and the rungs of the proverbial Jacob's
Ladder that elevate you into a higher reality, is NEVER built upon one side
or the equation or the other -- but rather, the infusion of both into a
higher reality that can only be envisioned and brought about through
WHOLENESS. And herein lies the problem -- i.e., while this is admittedly
difficult for the vast majority of mankind, the task is easily accomplished
when leaders arise who have accomplished the fulfilling of the Laws within
themselves -- giving meaning to the reality of Jesus' words that religious
leaders should first remove the beam from their own eyes, before attempting
to remove the splinters from the eyes of their brothers and sisters.
Paradoxically, in the same way that we can say that faith apart from actions
is dead -- that the flesh without the spirit is dead -- that the male
without the female is impotent and dead -- that conservatism without
liberalism, or liberalism without conservatism, always brings about tyranny
and insanity -- that the linear without the intuitive, and the intuitive
without the linear, is always a dilemma of distortion -- that one side of
the paradoxical equation without the other is dead -- and thus, the one
polarity without its opposite is the proverbial forbidden fruit of the Tree
of Duality (aka Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil).
If it is true that the historical man Jesus manifested a oneness with
Creator-God as set forth in the original Gospel Accounts (see
TheTenWords.com ), then we can
say that he was God Manifest in the flesh. Yet, it is also true that the
historical Jesus was very much a man -- just as all other men -- who
prevailed and overcame. Which means that we are bound to profound error if
we attempt to portray the historical Jesus as God, or if we attempt to
portray him as just a man. And without understanding the equation of man and
God -- the physical and the spiritual -- and the third-force balance of the
soul of man -- then it will remain impossible for the mind of the person to
evolve beyond a very low-level human reality -- i.e., carnal consciousness.
From a Christian perspective, the reading of either the scriptures, or the
great bulk of Christian books, can do absolutely nothing to bring about the
necessary development of mind, because what is being read totally lacks the
opposite polarity within the foundational equation -- and therefore is
nothing more than ideological programming that brings about mental and
spiritual impotence. But from a Church perspective of traditional organized
religion, a congregation of blind-faith believes is the objective of the
charlatan clergy and political leaders who used religion to control the
By nature, religion is intended to bring about a marriage of the intuitive
(feminine) with the linear (male) spheres of mind (see
Intuitive vs Linear) -- and as with all evolved marriages, the two
become One and Whole within the construct of the Union. But this essential
Spiritual Marriage of opposites, becomes totally undermined by Church dogma
and doctrines of belief. Why? Because Church dogma peddled to the masses --
and as such, is intended to explain what is incomprehensible from an
organic-mind perspective -- and because it is politically promoted as the
only answer to the equation -- while all other (opposing) positions either
rejected, and/or even condemned as heresy -- then there can be no movement
beyond that very low level carnal understanding, until the marriage of
opposites is instituted. From a biblical perspective, a linear construct and
pattern that supports linear reasoning, can very much be portrayed as a
same-sex union -- as can an intuitive perspective that supports intuitive
reasoning. From a biblical perspective, same sex unions are an abomination,
because such unions squander away one's inheritance -- i.e., one's vital
life-force -- with nothing gained and no development brought about. Growth
and development cannot be brought about, unless you first have a marriage of
the linear and intuitive opposites in support of the third-force balance of
higher mind development. An example being that from a Christian perspective,
without understanding how man can manifest Creator-God in the flesh -- which
necessitated a rejection of the original Gospel message (see
TheTenWords.com ) -- Church dogma has
made it impossible for the congregation of believers to follow in TheWay,
subjecting them to a fate where believers will remain perpetually flat-lined
from a spiritual perspective.
In ancient times, one of the primary purposes of religion was the political
control of the people. If you opposed the leaders of the Jews, you would be
stoned. If you opposed the Romans, you could get crucified. A recent EPA
official was forced to resign by suggesting that the EPA deals with farmers
in a similar manner that the Romans conquered towns and villages (see
when he was quoted as explaining: "like when the
Romans conquered the villages in the Mediterranean. They'd go into little
villages in Turkish towns and they'd find the first five guys they saw and
crucify them." Anyone who opposed the ideology of the emperor,
was immediately dealt with. And since the emperor was the vicar of God --
and even promoted as God manifest in the earth -- to oppose the religion of
the emperor, was to oppose God -- and as a heretic, was immediately dealt
with. In the fourth century the two most powerful religions were Mithraism
and a very pagan form of Christianity -- and as the political leader of the
empire, Constantine synthesized the two into one religion, in order to bring
about a peaceful harmony in the empire. And because the Spiritual Christians
-- along with the Ebionite
Nazirenes -- refused to embrace the
religion of the emperor -- they were hunted down as heretics -- their
scriptures destroyed -- and important original Gospel teachings were
declared to be heresy, and were edited out of the Churches official
(Canonical) version of the scriptures (see
The result was that the consciousness and the reasoning of the leaders of
the Church was not only carnal -- but must be evaluated as low-level heathen
that totally lacked development. To the degree that it can be said that
superstition was probably on a higher rung of the intellectual ladder, than
their thinking and mindset. And that their dogmatic doctrines of belief
continues to be promoted by a clergy who lives off the collection plate of
the superstitious, is the reality of our Churches today. But the problem is
that the the intellectuals in our educational systems are totally linear --
having developed in an environment where the intuitive is totally suppressed
-- resulting in the self-castrating environment where the inner workings of
the Cosmology of Mind that is necessary to understand the Laws and Forces of
Consciousness that must be developed, does not exist in our modern
quasi-intellectual world. And while there can be no growth in the
traditional dogmatic religious world -- or the traditional philosophy and
ideology of the pseudo-intellectual word of the educrats who dogmatically
rule over the thinking of our educational institutions -- only those who
properly apply the Key of
Knowledge, can possess the wisdom and insight to bring about the
objective of walking in TheWay -- escaping what was portrayed by Jesus as
the "outer darkness" of mind and being
(see Outer Darkness
), or in the parallel analogy of the illusions of
The Prince Of The Left And Right Hands Of
God: How can this be? You will ask? Returning to the Clementine
Homilies 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). Why did
Jesus not immediately help her? Why did he portray the woman as a dog?
What is the spiritual meaning of the children's bread which is served at the
Table -- bread that cannot be eaten by those portrayed as dogs? And, the
Laws which were instituted by God in the beginning, inhibited those on the
Right Hand such as Jesus, from relieving the infirmities of those who sat
down at the table on the Left -- people who Jesus portrayed as being in a
type of Prison (see The
The modern believer who having adopted the
doctrines of men, are 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:
"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
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 made reference to 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, that perpetually returns back to
us the fruit of our own thoughts, desires and actions -- i.e.,
"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a
man sows, that he will also reap" (Gal 6:7 NKJ). A most
profound statement by the Church Father Origen is basically rejected by the
people of the simple faith today who are incapable of reason and engaging
the mind in the process of true spiritual growth. What does Origen state:
“What man of sense will agree with the statement that
the first, second and third days in which the evening is named and the
morning, were without sun, moon and stars, and the first day without a
heaven. What man is found such an idiot as to suppose
that God planted trees in paradise in Eden, like a husbandman, and planted
therein the tree of life, perceptible to the eyes and senses, which gave
life to the eater thereof; and another tree which gave to the eater thereof
a knowledge of good and evil? I believe that every man
must hold these things for images, under which the hidden sense lies
concealed” (Origen - Huet., Prigeniana, 167 Franck, p. 142).
Once these words are understood, they are in
essence no different than what Paul stated -- what Peter warned in the
Clementine Homilies -- the great truths conveyed in the above quotations
from the Zohar -- and even St. Augustine in the words: “He
is a slave to a sign who uses or worships a significant thing without
knowing what it signifies. But he who uses or venerates
a useful sign divinely instituted whose signifying force he understands does
not venerate what he sees and what passes away but rather that to which all
such things are to be referred. Such a man is spiritual
and free, even during that time of servitude in which it is not yet
opportune to reveal to carnal minds those signs under whose yoke they are to
be tamed” (De Doctrina Christiana).
The Fundamentalists who insist that the literal
text of the Old Testament is the un-errored word of God, insist that the
earth is only 6,000 years old. They reject the higher wisdom that teaches
that the scriptures are an allegory that conveys inner spiritual truths of
the mind and spirit in a series of forms and symbols, and they demand
that Genesis be taught as historical truth. Yet, even a casual examination
of the facts by a high school student proves them wrong. Then, the secular
left uses this weak link to condemn the Bible as a whole, and thereby
successfully undermines the teachings of Jesus and TheWay. Yet, what we
have in Darwinism is grave error opposing gross ignorance of the manner in
which the Old Testament and all scriptures are written -- thus, we have
ignorance opposing ignorance.
The Double Edged Sword Of The Law - Left Hand Of God: What Peter
portrays above as the Prince of the Left Hand which brings judgment, death
and destruction, and the Prince of the Right Hand which sustains and brings
Life, is the Laws of the earthly kingdom which are reflective and on the
left, and draw the consciousness of the person into the outer reflective
world which is an illusion that is an allusion (see
The Great Allegory Of Mind And Matter). On the other hand, the Laws on
the Right sustains the seeker, and attempts to draw the consciousness of the
person into the Inner Kingdom where man will encounter and uncover his
Source of Being.
What man ignorantly portrays as evil, is merely
the Laws of Correction of the Left Hand returning to each individual person,
as well as groups, the fruit of their own ways. And this is necessary in
order for the lost prodigal sons and daughters to overcome the Laws --
reverse them in the manner of a two edged sword:
"He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the
sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of
the saints" (Rev 13:10 NKJ).
Few people understand the reference to the
sword, because they fail to understand the Laws of Correction on the Left
Hand, and the reality portrayed in the words: "He
who leads into captivity shall go into captivity...". These
organic Laws of Heaven and Earth are explained on the web site
Divine Strategery under the
subheading of The Laws --
and as presented, few people possess the understanding, because they dwell
in what Jesus portrayed as
The Prison -- and all of man in his untransformed carnal state, dwells
in the Outer Darkness
of mind and being -- under the control of a mindset that can very rightly be
portrayed as a Demiurge of their own making. These teachings which
portray the Laws, are especially presented in the parable of The Call --
which parable portrays walking in TheWay from the reality of the need to
bring about undefiled Wholeness and Purity in the requirement to come to the
Wedding Feast, and put on the necessary Wedding Garment.
The first stage of purity must be understood as
Conditions of Birth. While the meaning of John 9:1-3 has remained
disputed because of its reference to sin before birth, the unedited and
uncorrupted version in the 53rd chapter of the
Gospel of the Nazirenes where it
reads: "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" (see
Rewards Of Our Actions).
What are "...the works of the Lord [that] are made
manifest"??? The Laws are imbued with the requirement to evolve
and perfect every soul through the initial stages of the Alpha, to the
Wholeness and Completion of the Omega -- and this is accomplished directly
by "...the rewards of our actions [which are
perpetually] return[ed] again to us". If our actions are an
impingement to bringing about the next stages of birth which enables each
prodigal son to escape the shackles of the Citizen of the Far Country or
god/consciousness of the earthly kingdom, and return to their Source of
Being, then it is the Laws of the Left Hand which man ignorantly portrays as
evil, which takes the necessary corrective reactions to our own actions.
And thus, the above explanation provided by the Apostle Peter:
"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."
In the above, if a person is born blind because of the question presented by
the disciples: "...And his disciples asked him
saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born
blind?" This question was asked by the disciples in reference
to those who were portrayed as being imprisoned (see
The Prison). But in
Jesus' answer in John, it is clarified that this man was not born blind
because of being imprisoned -- but rather, because he shares the plight of
all mankind with respect to the inherent conditions of the organic physical
body and mind which dwells in the "outer darkness"
of mind and being (see
Outer Darkness): "Jesus answered, Neither hath
this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made
manifest in him. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is
day: the night cometh, when no man can work" (John 9:3-4 KJV).
Having only attained the first stage of birth in
the physical, all of mankind is born inherently blind to their own higher
soul and spiritual reality, and what is portrayed as the Mysteries of the
Kingdom of God (see
It is interesting to note that the Pharisees who it is documented well
understood that each person is born into this world in accord with their
previous actions (see
Foundational Mindset), said to the man who had been healed:
"You were completely born in sins, and are you
teaching us?" (John 9:34 NKJ). The fact that the majority of
people who read the scriptures do not have this same biblically indigenous
mindset -- and attempt to understand the scriptures from a totally different
foundational mindset and thinking -- makes it near impossible for them to
perceive and comprehend the true meaning of the scriptures (any scriptures)
and the Bible.
In the same way that the Apostle Peter in the
above explained that Simon Magus was ordained by the Prince of the Left to
bring tribulation to those who were imprisoned (see
The Prison) -- and test
those who have only underwent the first stage of birth and dwell in the
"outer darkness" -- Peter explains about
Simon: "He is a power of the
left hand of God, and has authority to do harm to those who know not God".
This Left Hand Power and Authority is portrayed as the Citizen of the Far
Country in the parable of the prodigal son. In the same way that in the
Book of Job what is portrayed as Satan is dispatched into the world to test
Job -- who perseveres against the Laws (Satan), and overcomes by bringing
about the next stage of birth. Because of its great importance to what is
being presented, I will quoted the subheading entitled
Teachings On Soul
Evolution from the Gospel Of The Nazirenes web page:
page 220 of Fragments Of A
Faith Forgotten by GRS Mead,
he quotes the Septuagint and
Job ii. 9: "And I am a
wanderer, changing place after
place and house after house."
The... passage is found in the
version of the Seventy, but is
omitted in the English
In the Gospel of the Nazirenes
this passage is contained:
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.'"
And this is the portrayal of the
journey of the soul that has
been removed from the scriptures
used by the common believers.
When Yeshua said that you must
be born again, this next stage
of birth cannot be accomplished
with mere words -- but is the
result of the necessary process
of spiritual transformation that
is brought about by walking in
TheWay, overcoming the Laws
within one's self, and achieving
the necessary Completion at this
level of being. Thus, the more
complete interaction with
Nicodemus is presented in the
sat in the porch of the temple,
and some came to learn His
doctrine, and one said to Him,
Master, what do you teach
concerning life? And He said to
Blessed are they who suffer many
experiences, for they will be
made perfect through suffering;
they will be as the angels of
God in heaven and will die no
more. Neither will they be born
any more, for death and birth
have no more dominion over them.
have suffered and
overcome will be made pillars of
the temple of my God, and they
will go out no more.
I say to you, except you be born
again of water and of fire, you
cannot see the kingdom of God.
And a certain Rabbi, Nicodemus,
came to Him by night for fear of
the Jews, and said to Him, How
can a man be born again when he
is old? Can he enter a second
time into his mother's womb and
be born again? Yeshua answered
Except a man be born again of
flesh and of spirit, he can not
enter into the kingdom of God.
The wind blows where it lists,
and you hear the sound of it,
but can not tell from where it
comes or to where it goes. The
light shines from the East even
to the West; out of the
darkness. The sun rises and sets
into darkness again; so is it
with man, from the ages to the
ages. When it cometh from the
darkness, it is that he has
lived before, and when it goes
down again into darkness, it is
that he may rest for a little,
and there after again exist. 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.
And Nicodemus said to him, How
can these things be? And Yeshua
answered , You are a teacher in
Israel, and do not understand
these things? Truly, we speak
that which we know, and bear
witness to that which we have
seen, and you do not receive our
witness. If I tell you of
earthly things, and you do not
believe, how will you believe if
I tell you of heavenly things?
No one ascends into heaven,
unless they descended out of
heaven, even the son or daughter
of man which is in Heaven."
That this above saying
is authentic is demonstrated in
the fact that it is quoted by
the Church Father Hippolytus in
his Refutation of All Heresies,
Bk VIII, 3, where he writes:
that these things are so, says
(the Docetic), it is possible
also to perceive from Job, when
he uses the following words:
"And I am a wanderer, changing
both place after place, and
house after house.'"
The translators simply refuse to properly
translate the wording into English, because the teaching is in conflict with
what both mainstream Judaism and Christianity believe. The fact that John
9:1 parallels both the meaning of Job in the untranslated Greek, and that
of the statement in the Wisdom of Solomon 8:20 which reads: "Yea
rather, being good, I came into a body undefiled", does not
bother the Church authorities, because it is impossible for them to even
envision the true meaning of the scriptures because of their total
counterfeit foundational mindset -- a mindset that is in total conflict with
the necessary biblical mindset. And the words quoted by Jesus, are just
as relevant today where it is wrtten: "Hypocrites!
Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: 'These people draw near to Me
with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from
Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of
men' " (Matt 15:7-9 NKJ).
Returning again to the above statement by the Apostle Peter in the Homilies
"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."
"...unless first he had sat down
at the same table with them" -- the consumption of food
presents a multitude of meanings and realities pertaining to knowledge.
Bread, when used in the scriptures, has nothing to do with the bread that
man makes out of wheat and various grains. From a Gospel perspective,
neither does fish have anything to do with the creatures who populate the
waters of the earth. These are important allegorical symbols. Spiritual
Knowledge -- i.e., Gnosis -- is often portrayed as the
Divine Manna of the Kingdom. In view
of the fact that Jesus taught that there was only One True Teacher that all
should seek out, knowledge which is of the earth and limited by man's
doctrines of belief, represents various forms of idolatry. Food offered to
idols can therefore be defined as the experiences of engaging in man's
worldly cultures, man's educational institutions which fails to convey to
the student the proper mindset and lifestyle which brings about the next
stage of soul-birth. Included in this type of earthly-knowledge is
pseudo-religious doctrines which are at variance with the spiritual
teachings of TheWay which prepare the disciple to learn directly from the
Indwelling Logos (see
-- and any pseudo carnal knowledge that is embraced which is consumed
instead of Divine Manna (Gnosis).
The above words, with respect to the Laws which
control the Two Princes, is equally important where it warns:
"...that neither should have power over any one whom they might wish to
benefit or to hurt" -- when Jesus warned the man:
"Behold, thou art made whole:
sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee"
(John 5:14 KJV) -- what he was stating was that if that person once again
sits at the table of the Left Hand, that even "...a
worse thing come unto thee". How? Because the Prince/Laws of
the Right Hand would be barred from any further assistance to the person.
Christians close their eyes to the warning in the Epistle to the Hebrews
where it states that if a believer
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."
Why? Because a believer who willfully sins after repentance and coming to
the knowledge of TheWay, is a counterfeit believer who is an
"apostate... who crucifies the Son of God afresh --
holding him up to contempt." (see
TheLie and the
subheading on Legacy
of Martin Luther). Christians ignore these very clear biblical
warnings, because their pseudo-biblical mindset inhibits them from
understanding why Peter would state that:
"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 - see
Flawed Doctrine Of Perpetual Redemption).
Because the Church removed the teachings on the
eternal pre-existent soul, Christians can't even begin to comprehend how
each person is born into this life in a preordained manner, and that
[person is given} according to his own ability" (see
Parable Of The
Talents). And why the fate of the complacent believer, is far worse
than the unbeliever: “That servant who knows his
master's will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants
will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does
things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who
has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been
entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:47-48 NIV).
And that more is required of every level of believer, than the nonbeliever,
is further confirmed in the words: "So whoever
knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin"
It is impossible to have two masters (Matt 6:24)
-- and as Peter explained in the Homilies of Clement, this reality is a
matter of Law that was ordained in the beginning of Creation -- i.e., that
"...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".
And in understanding the Laws, it is therefore
impossible for those who have sat at the table of the Left -- i.e.,
"He is a power of the left hand of
God, and has authority to do harm to those who know not God" --
to know anything of value or truth. Why can't those who dwell under the
power of the Left Hand understand the inner spiritual meaning of the
scriptures? Or know anything of any real spiritual value? As presented
in the above: "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. You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not
murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.' But I tell you
that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment.
Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca,' is answerable to the
Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of
hell. Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there
remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there
in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come
and offer your gift. Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is
taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he
may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the
officer, and you may be thrown into prison. I tell you the truth, you will
not get out until you have paid the last penny" (Matt 5:17-26 NIV).
The debts against one's brothers and sisters
remains as a connection in each person's
body-mind. So long as you remain negatively connected to these other
people, you remain anchored and shackled to the consciousness of the
earth. That those who are cast into The Prison, cannot be released until
they have repaid the debts they owe -- i.e., "...I
tell you the truth, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny"
-- is a reality that spans eons of lifetimes -- lifetimes remaining under
the power and control of the Left Hand of Correction. And this is declared
in 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).
When Jesus portrayed those who he taught in
allegorical parables that concealed the true spiritual meaning as being
blind who could not see, and deaf who would not hear or perceive,
this condition which inhibited their understanding was brought about by the
Laws by virtue of the fact that their master was the prince of the Left
Hand -- i.e., the Power of Correction that tests and prepares the prodigal
sons and daughters to move onto a higher reality of being. And, as stated
above, so long as the negative attachments are maintained in the
Field/Mind of the people, then they remain carnal in their thinking -- and
it is the drain of vital-life force and the connections into the earth that
attaches each person to the (grade) level they are at, by inhibiting them
from developing and being able to access the higher areas of mind that are
necessary to understand anything beyond the vibratory frequencies of this
world of illusions. And herein lies the problem that few carnal critics
ever consider -- i.e., Organic man rejects the higher reality of his own
soul-self and the Mysteries of the Kingdom as utter
because his mind has not yet developed to the point where he is able to
understand his own higher soul-reality. And these connections to others
that are maintained in the
Fields, are representative of those areas of mind that must still be
developed. Which means that the present events in our life has not only
been orchestrated by the actions in our own past -- but are again presented
to us by the Laws as a test to Judge whether we have overcome the void in
our development, and whether we are prepared to move onward to a higher
level. Thus, when understood from this perspective, every day of our
lives is truly judgment day. And the Power that returns to each person
the fruit of their own past 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) -- is the Laws of the Left Hand of
Table Of Demons
teachings of Jesus are spiritual, and embody the reality that the disciple
will learn from the One Teacher who he will find in the Temple and Kingdom
within. It is also taught by Jesus that the people who live in
accordance with the teachings and customs of this world, will be severely
influenced by demons and discarnate spirits -- as seen in the teaching of
Peter in the Clementine Homilies:
the reason why the demons delight in entering into men's bodies is that, being
disembodied spirits and having perverted desires after meat and sex, but not
being able to partake of these due to being spirits, and wanting organs fitted
for their enjoyment, they enter the bodies of men in order to gain organs with
which to satisfy their lusts, both meat and sex."
Peter further taught that we open the door to these demons and discarnate
spirits when we eat dead flesh at the table of demons:
you are still ignorant of this law, that everyone who worships demons or their
idols, or sacrifices to them, or partakes with them of their table, shall
become subject to them and receive all punishment from them, as being under
wicked lords. And you who, on account of ignorance of this law, have been
corrupted beside their altars, and have been satiated with food offered to
them, have come under their power, and do not know you have been in every way
injured in respect of your bodies. But you ought to know that the demons have
no power over any one, unless first he be their table-companion; since not
even their chief can do anything contrary to the law imposed upon them by God
wherein the demons have no power over any one who does not worship them by
being their table-companions in the eating of flesh.... But you, being
ignorant of the foreordained law, are under the power of the chief of demons
through evil deeds, wherefore you are polluted in body and soul, and in the
present life you are tyrannized over by sufferings and demons.... If
therefore, ye wish to be the vesture of the Divine Spirit,.... neither believe
in idols, nor partake with them of the impure table...."
Peter is stating is that the very presence of dead animals in the body opens
the door for the vibration of death -- i.e., demons and discarnate spirits --
to bring the person under their demonic control. It was for this reason
in the Gospel of the Nazirenes that Jesus stated that those believers of the
simple faith could not be admitted into the inner core of the New Covenant
while still eating the flesh of slain beasts:
again that one asked, If anyone comes to us who eats flesh and drinks strong
drink, how shall we receive them? And Yeshua said to him, Let such a person
abide in the outer court until they cleanse themselves from these grosser
evils; for till they perceive, and repent of these, they are not fit to
receive the higher mysteries."
What this is further teaching
is the reality that those who eat meat cannot enter the Kingdom within, and
cannot learn directly from the One Teacher.
the original teachings of The Way, the followers of Jesus were required to do
no harm to any living creature -- whether animal or man. Jesus was called the
Prince of Peace -- he preached a Gospel where peace was the essence of the
disciple’s life and manner of thinking. In the Nazirene Gospel it is
expressed in numerous places that God expected man inflict no harm to any
living creature -- and for food, man was to eat only the vegetation and fruit
of the earth, as seen in the words:
God said, See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the
face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall
be for food. Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and
to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given
every green herb for food; and it was so. Then God saw everything that He had
made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the
(Gen 1:29-31 NKJ).
the carnal Jewish sects of the Sadducees and Pharisees, Spiritual Israelites
(Essenes-Ebionites-Nazirenes) who were the true people of the New Covenant,
were always vegetarians. If the objective of the teachings of The
Way is to return the prodigal son to the Kingdom from which he originally
emerged, then he must live in the manner of God's original vision, and do no
harm to any living creature. With respect to the above verses in
the Book of Genesis, the Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament
this it follows, that, according to the creative will of God, men were not to
slaughter animals for food, nor were animals to prey upon one another;
consequently, that the fact which now prevails universally in nature and the
order of the world, the violent and often painful destruction of life, is not
a primary law of nature, nor a divine institution founded in the creation
itself, but entered the world along with death at the fall of man, and became
a necessity of nature through the curse of sin. It was not till after the
flood, that men received authority from God to employ the flesh of animals as
well as the green herb as food (Gen 9:3); and the fact that, according to the
biblical view, no carnivorous animals existed at the first, may be inferred
from the prophetic announcements in Isa. 11:6-8; 65:25, where the cessation of
sin and the complete transformation of the world into the kingdom of God are
described as being accompanied by the cessation of slaughter and the eating of
flesh, even in the case of the animal kingdom."
the Keil & Delitzsch Commentary clarifies is the fact that if man is to
return to the Kingdom, then he must inflict no harm upon any living creature.
This is one of the main tenets of what is referred to as the Royal Law of the
Most High. With respect to the above verses sited at Isaiah 11:6-7, Keil
& Delitzsch Commentary writes:
now reign among irrational creatures, from the greatest to the least -- even
among such as are invisible -- fierce conflicts and bloodthirstiness of the
most savage kind. But when the Son of David enters upon the full possession of
His royal inheritance, the peace of paradise will be renewed, and all that is
true in the popular legends of the golden age be realized and confirmed. This
is what the prophet depicts in such lovely colours. The wolf and lamb, those
two hereditary foes, will be perfectly reconciled then. The leopard will let
the teazing kid lie down beside it. The lion, between the calf and stalled ox,
neither seizes upon its weaker neighbour, nor longs for the fatter one."
the Old Testament, in the New Testament there is the very clear and open
declaration that the Kingdom of God will never come upon the earth as carnal
man expects, because it already exists within us (Luke 17:20-21).
The objective, then, of the teachings of The Way, was to prepare carnal man
for the next stage of birth that will enable him to gain access into the inner
Kingdom. In order to accomplish this, he must live his life in the
manner of God's original vision, and inflict no harm to any living creature.
This requirement which was very clearly presented in the scriptures in their
original form, was altered and removed from our Bibles by the Gentiles and
Pagan Church of the Roman Empire.
the most clear explanation was given by Jesus in the thirty-third chapter of
the Nazirene Gospel where he taught:
was teaching His disciples in the outer court of the temple and one of them
said to Him, Master, it is said by the priests that without shedding of blood
there is no remission. Can then the blood offerings of the laws take away sin?
And Jesus answered, No blood offering, of beast or bird, or man, can take away
sin. For how can the conscience be purged from sin by the shedding of innocent
blood? Nay, it will increase the condemnation. The priests indeed receive such
offerings as a reconciliation of the worshippers for the trespasses against
the Law of Moses; but for sins against the Law of God there can be no
remission, save by repentance and amendment. Is it not written in the
prophets, Put your blood sacrifices to your burnt offerings, and away with
them, and cease from the eating flesh. I did not speak to your fathers nor
commanded them, concerning these things, when I brought them out of Egypt. But
this thing I commanded saying, Obey my voice and walk in the ways that I have
commanded you, and you will be my people, and it shall be well with you. But
they did not listen, nor inclined their ear. And what doth the eternal command
you, but to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God? Is it not
written that in the beginning God ordained the fruits of the trees and the
seeds and the herbs to be food for all flesh? But they have made the house of
prayer a den of thieves, and for the oblation with incense, they have polluted
my altars with blood, and eaten of the flesh of the slain. But I say to you,
shed no innocent blood nor eat flesh. Walk upright, love mercy, and do justly,
and your days shall be long in the land".
Jesus is teachings is that if we wish to dwell in the Paradise of our Creator
God, and inherit the promise of eternal life, then we must live in the manner
that God intended when mankind dwelled in Eden. We must do no harm to any
creature -- we must cease to do evil -- and we must "do
justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God".
And if you say that such a thing is impossible -- that you cannot live your
life in this manner -- then your soul has eternity to aimlessly wander this
world of suffering, death and pain, until which time you desire to enter into
the Paradise that awaits you.
man often has great problems when he attempts to embrace such a manner of
life. He reasons: The animals were put here for me to eat. The problem is that
because he is ruled over by the beasts of his animal nature -- i.e.,
carnivores -- he craves the blood and fat of slain beasts. In scripture, the
good animals are always portrayed as vegetarians that inflict no harm upon any
other creature -- i.e., the lamb -- and if we are to make any progress in
following in The Way, we must convert the lower nature within us from a beast,
to a subdued companion that supports our quest of higher consciousness.
We cannot even begin to accomplish this transformation while our physical
bodies are the tombs of dead animals. Why is this truth not more
clear in our Bibles today: It is near impossible for carnal, sensually driven
men not to eat the flesh of slain beasts. In like manner, the
teachings of The Way were unacceptable to the Gentile-heathen world, so they
simply eliminated what was objectionable in the scriptures they inherited from
the holy men of Spiritual Israel.
among the biblical manuscripts and texts we use, there still remains
references to Jesus condemning the eating of flesh -- but we choose not to
place these condemnations in our English translations:
oldest known complete copy of our Gospels is called the Evangelion Da -
Mepharresh and in it we find Jesus saying at Luke 21:34:
that you do not make your minds heavy, to do this, never eat meat or drink
In my own
experiences, on my very first journey into the Kingdom when I was brought into
the Presence of the Light, I was told to cease from eating any flesh for food.
Christians often point to the biblical verse where the Pharisees ask Jesus:
do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their
hands before they eat!"
(Matt 15:2 NIV) -- and the answer of Jesus to affirm that Christians were not
required to observe the dietary restrictions in the Old Testament: "What
goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean,’ but what comes out
of his mouth, that is what makes him ‘unclean… Don’t you see that
whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? But
the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a
man ‘unclean.’ For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery,
sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are what make a man
‘unclean’; but eating with unwashed hands does not make him ‘unclean’"
(Matt 15:11-20 NIV).
of the fact that what is being presented here is true -- the question remains,
is it the whole truth? What should make us question the completeness of what
is being presented, and give us an immediate clue that these verses have been
doctored, is the fact that we know the author of this scripture -- i.e., the
Apostle Matthew -- was himself a vegetarian, as seen in the words of Clement
the apostle Matthew partook of seeds, and nuts, and vegetables, without
(Clement; The Instructor). In the Clementine Homolies, the Apostle Peter is
quoted as saying:
live on Olives and Bread to which I rarely only add Vegetables."
If we add to
this the witness of Eusebius, who quotes Hegesippus and writes of James, the
brother of Jesus, and first leader of the New Covenant Church:
drank no wine or strong drink, nor did he eat meat".
Hegesippus is further cited by Eusebius and tells us that "...the
Lord's brother...was Holy from his birth. Everyone from the Lord's time till our
own has called him the Righteous", and that "[b]ecause
of his unsurpassable Righteousness he was called the Righteous, and Oblias,"
the latter being a strange word he describes as meaning "Bulwark
of the People, and Righteousness," (E.H. 2.23); for
Epiphanius, the word means "Wall";
for Eusebius, the "Protection of the
People." James was considered to be such a true holy
man who was a Nazirene (of the vow) from birth, that Epiphanius, Bishop of
Salamis (315-404 CE), who had access to works he said were called the Anabathmoi
Jacobou (the 'Ascents of James') and the Gospel of the Hebrews, and writes that:
"once during a drought, he [James] lifted his
hands to Heaven and prayed and at once Heaven sent rain...Thus they no longer
called him by his name, but his name was, rather, the Righteous One"
[in Hebrew, the 'Zaddik'].
the vision of the perfect life of the Disciple of Jesus manifest in the example
of James? Peter is quoted as saying with respect to James: "Our
lord and prophet, who has sent us, declared to us that the Evil One, having
disputed with him for forty days, but failing to prevail against him, promised
that he would send Apostles from among his subjects to deceive them. Therefore,
above all, remember to shun ANY APOSTLE, TEACHER OR
PROPHET WHO DOES NOT ACCURATELY COMPARE HIS TEACHING WITH JAMES...the
brother of our Lord...and this, even if he comes to you with
recommendations" (Clementine Homilies 11.35). Thus, we
are able to see where the present-day doctrines and lifestyle associated with
the Christian Church today, is merely the work of the apostles of the Evil One.
view of the fact that it is well documented that all the Messianic followers of Jesus did not
eat the flesh of animals, we should question why a religious society of
vegetarians would promote the eating of animal flesh? They did
among the Gentile converts, the earliest of Christians abstained from the
eating of flesh. The Church Father Irenaeus recounts how, when the
followers of Jesus were accused of cannibalism with respect to the eating of
the Lord's body and drinking his blood, the martyr Blandina replied:
should those persons endure such accusation, who, for the sake of the practice
of piety, did not avail themselves even of the flesh that was permitted them
manner St. Jerome wrote:
eating of Flesh Meat was unknown up to the big flood, but since the flood they
have the strings and stinking juices of Animal Meat into our mouths, just as
they threw in front of the grumbling sensual people in the desert (Essenes).
Jesus Christ, who appeared when the time had been fulfilled, has again joined
the end with the beginning, so that it is no longer allowed for us to eat
the Flesh of Animal Meat."
agreement St. Basil wrote:
steam of Meat meals darkens the Spirit. One can hardly have virtue if one
enjoys Meat meals and feasts. In the Earthly Paradise, no one Sacrificed
Animals, and no one ate the Flesh of Animal Meat."
Alexandria in like manner explained:
were invented by men to be a pretext for Eating the Flesh of Animals."
the New Testament in like manner condemned the eating of flesh is seen in the
Gospel of the Nazirenes, where we can see what the original message that Jesus
taught conveyed to the reader: "And
Jesus said, ‘Well has Moses commanded you to be clean, and to keep your
bodies clean, and your vessels clean, but you have added things which ofttimes
cannot be observed by everyone at all times and in all places. Hear me
therefore, not only unclean things entering into the body of man defile the
man, but much more do evil thoughts and unclean things which pour from the
heart of man, defile the inner man and others also. Therefore take heed to
your thoughts and cleanse your hearts and let your food be pure. These things
ought you to do, and not to leave the others undone. Whosoever breaks The Law
of Purification of necessity, are blameless, for they do it not of their own
will, neither despising The Law which is just and good. For cleanliness in all
things is great gain. Be not therefore followers of evil fashions of the
world, even in appearance; for many are led into transgression by the outward
seeming, and the likeness of evil"
(NG 43:13-16). Thus, the original words of Jesus paint an entirely different
picture than the corrupted texts of our modern biblical translations.
confirmation that the original people of the New Covenant ate no flesh foods
is seen in the Clementine Homily 7, chap 4, where it reads:
as then ye were deceived by the forerunner Simon, and so became dead in your
souls to God, and were smitten in your bodies; so now, if you repent, as I
said, and submit to those things which are
well-pleasing to God, you may get new strength to your bodies, and
recover your soul’s health. And the things which are well-pleasing to God
are these: to pray to Him, to ask from Him, recognizing that He is the giver
of all things, and gives with discriminating law; to abstain from the table of
devils, not to taste dead flesh, not to touch blood; to be washed from all
pollution; and the rest in one word, — as the God-fearing Jews"
these teachings of Jesus might sound alien to us today, there are countless
first century writings that demonstrate their genuineness. In
another writing known as The Essene Gospel of Piece which was found by a
priest who was working in the Vatican Library, these same teachings are very
clearly presented when Jesus tells the carnal Jews why they are blind to man's
indwelling spiritual reality:
said: You do not understand the words of Life, because you are in Death.
Darkness darkens your eyes and your ears are stopped with deafness. For I tell
you, it Profits you not at all that you pore over Dead Scriptures if by your
deeds you deny him who has given you the Scriptures. I tell you truly, God and
his Laws are not in that which you do. They are not in Gluttony and
Wine-Bibbing, Flesh Eating, neither in Riotous Living, nor in Lustfulness, nor
in seeking after Riches, nor yet in Hatred of your Enemies. For all these
things are far from the True God and his Angels. But all these things come
from the Kingdom of Darkness and the Lord of all Evils. And all these things
do you carry in yourselves; and so the Word and the Power of God enter not
into you, because all manner of Evil and all manner of Abominations have their
dwelling in your body and in your Spirit. If you will, that the living God’s
Word and his Power may enter you, Defile not your Body and your Spirit; for
the Body is the Temple of the Spirit, and the Spirit is the Temple of God.
Purify, therefore, the Temple, that the Lord of the Temple may dwell therein
and occupy a place that is worthy of GOD."
our search for truth, we are presented with a uniform all-pervading doctrine
which emerges from the first century people of the New Covenant -- a doctrine
which portrays the absolute need to live in harmony with the Royal Law of the
Most High. Moreover, these same words are relevant to the people
who portray themselves as the followers and believers in Jesus today.
The body is the Temple of God -- and those who defile the temple are wasting
their time when they philosophically call upon the name of the Lord.
Those who purify the Temple, are those who truly believe in the Son of God,
live in strict accord with his teachings, and permit the indwelling Light to
fill every aspect of the True Christian's Life.
Voices That People Hear
Voices People Hear: Most people cannot even contemplate the problem that
confronts them, because
they are under the illusion that they are a separate and an individual
that is in control of their minds and being -- when actually, nothing could
be further from the truth. In the Book of Acts we are told that we
live and move within the Mind/Body of God -- "And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings,
so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;
for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also His
offspring'" (Acts 17:26-28 NKJ).
What Paul is making reference to is the very Pantheistic model of Creation
that was held by the Greek philosophers who Paul quotes, as seen in the
words of the Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary: "This is the first half of the fifth line, word for word, of an astronomical poem of Aratus, a Greek countryman of the apostle's and his predecessor by about three centuries. It is found also (nearly as here) in a religious hymn of Cleanthes of Troas, a contemporary of Aratus. But, as our speaker hints, the same sentiment is to be found in other Greek poets. They meant it, doubtless, in a pantheistic
the article on
Proves Religion: In his 1951
textbook on quantum theory, Bohm offered some interesting speculations on
the analogies between quantum processes and thought processes, thus carrying
further the celebrated statement made by the astronomer James Jeans two
there is a wide measure of agreement… that the stream of knowledge is
heading towards a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more
like a great thought than like a great machine”;
and the statement by astronomer Arthur Eddington:
stuff of the universe is mind-stuff”.
More recently, cyberneticist David Foster described
intelligent universe” whose
apparent concreteness is generated by cosmic data from an unknowable,
organized source. The
holographic theory says that:
brains mathematically construct hard
reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and
space. The brain is a
hologram, interpreting a holographic universe.”
Thus, Science has merely proven what the Apostle declared in the first
century -- i.e., that we came into being through the Thoughts of God -- that
the universe is a Great Thought -- and that what we perceive as dense
matter, is merely a frequency of thought-vibration that the brain interprets
as being concrete. What this also means is that in may ways, the inner core of science has moved beyond the limitations of most
religions in their understanding of man's higher reality.
above article on
Proves Religion demonstrates that we live in a multidimensional
reality of parallel realms that though appear separate from our very limited
perspective, are all intimately connected and balanced on a cosmic harmonic
scale. Throughout the New Testament we observe Jesus casting out
demons -- and these demons and discarnate spirits which dwell in parallel
realms not only influence our thoughts and manner of thinking, but in many
instances have the ability to enter into an individual's body and dwell simultaneously
with them. Taking this reality one step further, at an ultimate level
is the realm that Jesus called the Kingdom of God that can be entered while
we are still alive in the body with a change of mind.
down side to this integrated reality is seen in the fact that when a person
is not intimately connected to their indwelling pre-existent soul that is
consciously independent of us in a parallel inner realm -- and the mind/body
is grounded to the elemental powers of this world -- then our mind acts as
an antenna that receives the thought frequencies of this realm, including
the discarnate spirits that dwell in earth bound realms. What this
means is that the voices which people hear is often directed into the mind
of the individual from these parallel realms where discarnate spirits dwell -- many of whom are earthbound
and spiritually ignorant -- and many of these spirits enjoy deceiving people
-- and while some believe they are helping the people in this world, these
spirits don't know any more than when they physically lived in this world.
Those people of the simple faith who are under the misconception that they
are talking to Jesus, YHWH, God, Mary, etc., are actually unknowingly
communicating with discarnate spirits. Some of these spirits
live to play games with people -- i.e., play Jesus, God, Mary, etc. --
others are genuinely motivated to help people. Many Evangelical
churches have more earthbound spirits in attendance than people. They
put thoughts into people's heads -- they love the fire and brimstone preachers
-- and they view those who think they are speaking in tongues as a welcome
mat. But these same earthbound spirits also frequent bars where they
are able to get into the body of unsuspecting drinkers -- induce people to
engage in undisciplined sex -- take drugs -- and engage in any behavior that
weakens the individual so they (spirits) are better able to enter the body
and feel the sensual impulses of the flesh. Spiritual ignorance as
practiced in our churches, taught in our educational systems, and
embraced by our liberal culture today, always is conducive to
discarnate spirits manifesting in the (unsuspecting) people.
societies such as the Essenes understood that the more they could manifest
their own souls/higher selves in the body, the more they were able to
segregate themselves from these discarnate spirits who thrived upon the
ignorant people of this world. In this respect, the literal
interpretation of the Torah was actually a beginning point for carnal man to
take control of his own mind/body. In the Torah the people were
instructed to eat only clean (vegetarian) animals with the blood drained
from them. They were instructed to have sex only with their
husbands/wives in a committed relationship. Even the use of different
types of cloth can have a disrupting effect on the energies of the
body/mind. And of course, they were told to have nothing to do with
the heathen of this world who were carnal, lawless and undisciplined.
All these prohibitions were designed to make the person more in control of
their own body/mind, and begin the process of spiritual growth.
problem is that while the Torah is good for the elementary seeker -- i.e.,
the masses who are of the simple faith -- it is absolutely necessary to go
beyond the written word in one's search for Spirit and Truth. Thus,
the Essenes employed a system of cleansings and disciplines that were
designed to move the seeker beyond the literal word of the Torah.
Among other things they understood that the kosher dietary laws was merely
the beginning, and one had to eliminate the presence of all death from the
body in order to bring about the spiritual transformation of their
lower (animal) nature. They understood that if the seeker is to
return to the Edenic Kingdom, they must live as if they dwelled in the
Garden of Paradise.
reality of the situation is that the carnal people of this world are
literally plagued by discarnate spirits -- and yet, they know it not!
A medium, on the other hand, has developed the ability to focus in on
communication with certain discarnate spirits -- or ones who they believe
are certain spirit -- and bridge the gap between realms. Some people who
have developed this selective communication actually enter life with the
intention of relying upon certain spirits to help them. People such as
Arthur Ford, Edgar Cayce, Alice Bailey, and others, were able to manifest
great wisdom through this ability. But the majority of people who
attempt mediumship without the selectivity, are usually greatly misled --
but so also are the preachers and others who unknowingly are influenced by
discarnate spirits and think they are Jesus, YHWH, Mary and God.
core objective of all Gnostic religions is to open the door to one's own
soul/higher self. To accomplish this, the seeker must take control of
their body by bringing harmony and Oneness. They must cleanse their
bodily temple of all defilements with respect to food, thoughts, and
external influences of every type. Our soul is the Being of
Light that dwells in a parallel realm and is consciously independent of us (see http://nazirene.org/gospel_prologue4.htm ).
The objective is to first learn to exclude all thoughts and impressions from
outside of our being in the endeavor to open the door of communication with
our soul/higher self, and eventually be able to manifest our soul or true
self in the body. This is not an easy thing to do, and it requires
much work and discipline on our part. And thus the problem -- i.e.,
the great majority of people are simply not willing to live as Jesus taught
-- they are not willing to pick up their own cross and crucify their lower
nature -- and they are not willing to live separate and apart from the
culture, thinking and mindset of the people of this world. They
therefore attempt to worship two masters -- and in doing so, they only bring
about their own spiritual destruction. It is not a matter of judgment
-- but rather, one of failing to bring about the next stage of birth -- and
because our religious and quasi-spiritual leaders fail to comprehend the
process of birth, they fail to enter into life. We are a threefold
being of physical, soul/mind and spirit, and we must bring about each of
these stages of birth in order to enter into the Kingdom in the manner of
the prodigal son returning to the Father. Our physical birth was the
first stage of birth -- the next is soul birth that if we fail to
accomplish, we will be as a fetus who miscarries. Thus, Gnostic
religions reject Spiritualism because it can not only mislead, but being an
external communication, is outside of the framework of the true objective of
these religious societies.