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  Christianity - The Modern Spawn Of the Devil:   To the Jews the Gospel account of Jesus said: "Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word."  As to why the Jews could not understand the spiritual teachings and concepts, Jesus explained: "You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out his desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, because he is a liar and the father of lies" (John 8:43-44).   

If the Jews believed they were the people of God in accord with what they read in their scriptures, then what prompted Jesus to portray the Jews and the Pharisees as the "spawn of the Devil" -- i.e., "Why do you not understand what I say?  Jesus asked?   "It is because you cannot bear to hear my word. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out his desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, because he is a liar and the father of lies" (John 8:43-44). Thus, the answer: Their beliefs and doctrines which they taught and maintained, locked their thinking into a very carnal and low intellectual level of thinking that inhibited the people from making any progress in their development.  Jesus portrayed the Jews as "blind guides" who led the people into the proverbial ditch.  Why?  Because as "blind guides", they threw away what Jesus portrayed as the Key of Knowledge -- just as the Christians do today.  Which provokes the question: If the leaders of the Jews were incapable of understanding the teachings of Jesus -- i.e., "you not understand what I say" -- and were portrayed as the "spawn of the Devil" because they threw away the Key of Knowledge, then we must pose the question: If the modern Christian also throws away what Jesus portrayed as the Key of Knowledge, then aren't they also the "spawn of the Devil"?  

  Faith-Based Christians Barred From Teaching: The vast majority of Christians have ignored the warning of the Epistle of James: "Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly" (James 3:1).  Why would those who teach the interpretation and meaning of the Gospels be subject to greater judgment?  Because all Christians are warned not to teach others (see The One Teacher http://BrotherOfJesus.org#TheOneTeacher ) -- and are required and limited to nothing more than to guide others in their inner journey to become At-One With The Logos/Son Of God http://BrotherOfJesus.org#AtOnement .  And this to the degree that those who teach have committed the sin that Peter warns tarnishes the required wedding garment -- i.e., in the Homilies of Clement, Peter is quoted as warning the believer that it is a sin to seek out any other teacher than the True Prophet within them -- as seen in the words: "But the ways in which this garment may be spotted are these: If any one withdraw from God the Father and Creator of all, receiving another teacher besides Christ" (see TheCall To The Wedding Banquette http://TheCall.Nazirene.org ).  Which means that all the modern day clergy and authorities have tarnished their own "wedding garment", and are themselves outcasts to the Kingdom which can rightly be portrayed as spiritual scalawags and carpet baggers. 

To understand why the followers of Jesus were barred from teaching others, you must understand why the Pharisees and the leaders of the Jews at the time of Jesus were portrayed as "blind guides" and the "devil's spawn" who threw away the Key of Knowledge?  The fact that this same condition of blindness was adopted by many of the Gentiles was the reason why, in the Epistle of Peter to James it is stated by Peter that "...they endeavor to correct the discordances of the Scriptures, if any one, haply not knowing the traditions, is confounded at the various utterances of the prophets" -- the discordances of the scriptures were the historical untruths that were intentionally inserted into the text for an ultra-important spiritual reason.   In his Ecclestical History of the Church, Eusebius writes about many of the Christians who portrayed themselves as Orthodox that: “Many were led astray by reading the allegorical contents of the scriptures literally in the method of the Pharisees and Sadducees”.  What this means is that many of the discordances and unhistorical accounts were inserted into the scriptures so they could not be interpreted literally or historically -- and that those who attempted to interpret them literally or historically, were portrayed as "blind guides" who threw away the Key of Knowledge.   And, if one understands the spiritual purpose and objective of the scriptures, the removal of the discordances, along with the ignorant correction of the sacred writings, could be portrayed as the work of the devil.  In the words of Prof. Bart D. Ehrman in his book, The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture, where he warns us that: "...theological disputes, specifically disputes over Christology, prompted Christian scribes to alter the words of scripture in order to make them more serviceable for the polemical task. Scribes modified their manuscripts to make them more patently ‘orthodox’ and less susceptible to ‘abuse’ by the opponents of orthodoxy" -- which "orthodoxy" was motivated by the attempt on the part of the scribes to make the scriptures read like historical accounts -- which they were not.  And with the removal, editing and even corruption of these discordances by the scribes of the Gentile Church, the scriptures suffered a loss of the effectiveness of the sacred writings in relation to the true spiritual purpose and objective of the scriptures.   But just as important is the statement by Peter to James that  "...Wherefore they charge no one to teach, unless he has first learned how the Scriptures must be used".   And herein lies the problem: The modern Christian -- like the Pharisees -- are absolutely clueless as to "...how the Scriptures must be used"!!!   And thus, because of this state of abject ignorance in conjunction with the editing and removal of what is portrayed as the discordances and many of the most important original Gospel teachings, the Church has rendered the study of the Gospels virtually worthless.   In the words of the Church Father Origen: “Scripture contains an unhistorical element in-woven with the history, in order that the worthlessness of the latter may drive us to seek the spiritual meaning” (Origen quoted under Origen Adamntius; The Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics).  The authors of the scriptures did not compose historical accounts -- but because of the inability of the faith-based believers to comprehend their own higher Soul and Spiritual reality, the authors used a quasi-historical cloak to allegorically present important teachings and concepts that could not be comprehended by the human organic "natural" level of mind.   And what Peter portrays as the "discordances" of the scriptures -- what Origen correctly portrays as the "...unhistorical element in-woven with the history" -- not only inhibits the person from reading the scriptures literally/historically -- but in most instances presents an ultra-important spiritual truth.  But when the faith-based Gentile Church attempted to correct these discordances and unhistorical events, they ignorantly inhibited the process of mental and spiritual development which was, and is, the primary purpose the scriptures were written.   Thereby causing the faith-based believers to remain permanently bound to what the Church Father Origen portrayed as the fate of the immature Christian when he stated that the elementary "testimony" of Christ was “...preached in the Churches …for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief”  (see Origen, Contra Celsum).   Leading a better life was the beginning of the Gospel teachings -- evolving and becoming spiritually transformed was the primary objective.

What then is the purpose of the scriptures that was suppressed when the orthodox scribes edited and corrupted the Gospels?  Quoting from The Purpose Of The Scriptures http://GospelCosmology.Ebionite.com#PurposeOfTheScriptures : Jesus taught that the Kingdom is Within You -- and yet, few people are even aware of its existence at the core of their consciousness.  Why?  No amount of outward linear derived knowledge -- no amount of traditional education -- no amount of book-knowledge -- no amount of teachings or instruction -- can either develop the Intuitive spheres of mind, or provide access to the innate areas of mind that exist in the person's own Higher Soul-Mind.  In fact, it is this traditional liner instruction of modern academia that inhibits most people from evolving their mind beyond organic human levels of comprehension.  And it is this development of the seekers mind that enables the person to tap into the inner Source of Knowledge, that is the sole purpose of the scriptures -- which utilized allegorical symbols that act as catalysts that connect the person we are in this world with our inner Self -- utilizing a quasi-historical facade that is in most instances factually and historically inaccurate -- in order to develop the Intuitive and utilize the process of Anamnesis ( http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#Innate , to slowly bring about the deepening and expansion of mind that enables the seeker to learn directly from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God portrayed as the True Prophet (see The One Teacher http://GospelCosmology.Ebionite.com#TheOneTeacher ).   Which means that when critics portray the scriptures as being poorly written -- contradicting other Gospels -- that they contain countless inconsistencies and discordances -- that they plagiarized other religions -- and that they totally lack continuity with the Old Testament -- these critics fail to understand the higher purpose and objective of the Sacred Writings.  Why?  Because the countless inconsistencies, discordances and contradictions were intentionally inserted into the written text to develop the Intuitive spheres of mind that are suppressed by the Linear.  The embedded higher meaning of the scriptures can only be understood by the Intuitive spheres of mind that remain atrophied by the over-development of the Linear outward-looking spheres of mind.  And in their linear-minded critique, those who only see the inconsistencies, discordances and contradictions -- without understanding why they were intentionally inserted into the text of the written word -- sentence themselves to a life of being mentally inhibited and flat-lined, and spiritually disenfranchised.   When rightly understood with respect to the purpose and objective of the scriptures, the inconsistencies and discordances, along with the re-engineered myths and folklore -- were not only inserted into the written text so that they would make absolutely no literal/historical sense to the linear-minded reader -- but this obstacle to a linear interpretation is necessary in order to force the linear to begin to communicate and learn from the intuitive-insights and interpretations, in order to evolve the mind to understand from a higher enlightened plane of comprehension.  The scriptures are not designed to teach the person what they need to know?  The scriptures are designed to develop the inward-looking innate aspects of mind and bring about the necessary condition of Wholeness that enables the person to begin to be taught by the indwelling True Prophet.  And this is why the Apostle Peter cautions the seeker and states with respect to reading and studying the scriptures that "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without". Outward interpretations drawn from other people from an external Linear perspective, defeats the very purpose of the scriptures -- inhibiting the person's development.  Any outward linear belief that interprets the text in an outward historical manner, undermines the allegorical catalysts designed to develop the inward intuitive spheres of mind, and therefore defeats the very purpose of the scriptures.  Jesus portrayed those who interpret the scriptures outwardly and/or historically, as the "spawn of the devil"  The discordances of the scriptures were ultra-important catalysts that the outward-looking linear spheres of mind could not interpret -- could only be interpreted by the inward-looking Intuitive spheres of mind -- and were ultra-important in the development and transformation of the mind and the believer/disciples connection to the One Teacher within them.   

The followers of Jesus should be the Light of the world.  All Universities and the Halls of Learning should be based upon the teachings of Jesus.  The Gospels should be the curriculum followed and embraced by all those seeking the Source of Higher Knowledge and Ultimate Truth.   The world should be united by One Universal Religion that is based upon the Gospels.  But in the same way that Jesus portrayed the father of the Jews the Devil, the same is true of the modern Christian.    

The Wikipedia defines the Devil as "the personification of evil as it is conceived in many and various cultures and religious traditions. It is seen as the objectification of a hostile and destructive force".  Thus, when the Gospel account of Jesus portrayed the Jews as the spawn of the Devil, what he was stating is that the Jews inhibited the people from the inheritance of their Ultimate Destiny as the Offspring of God.   When Jesus said "And do not call anyone on earth your father" (Matt 23:9), he was warning his followers not to go in the way of the Jews who, by throwing away the Key of Knowledge, had made themselves the servants and disciples of Manifest Evil.   And that the modern Christians have rejected the warning of Jesus, and went in the way of the Jews, means that they have not only been conquered by the manifest evil of this world, but they have abandoned their destiny that Jesus cleared TheWay for them to inherit. 

Over the past 2000 years the Lord has sent his Original Disciples back into this world to act as shepherds and guides to restore the Key of Knowledge, and guide the faithful flock of believers in TheWay.   My own Soul has re-entered this world in every century, guiding sincere seekers into TheWay.   But the Church hunted the souls sent as servants and guides down as heretics.   Even going so far as burning them at the stake.  Why?  What did the servants and guides sent by the Lord do?  They were often tortured and slain for the crime of telling the people the truth.    For over a thousand years anyone who attempted to guide the flock of believers into TheWay of the Original Gospel Teachings, were hunted down as heretics.  Giordano Bruno is just one example of the manifest evil of the Church in its attempt to suppress the Original Gospel Teachings (see How Important Is The Spiritual Wisdom Of Giordano Bruno To Modern Man https://brotherofyeshua.blogspot.com/2019/03/how-important-is-spiritual-wisdom-of.html ). 

 

 

 

 

 

    

  The Death Of The Gospel: If you took the wheels off a car, you could still run the engine -- sit in it, listen to the radio, sleep in it, engage your sweetheart in it, and imagine you are going some place -- but without the wheels, you would remain stationary -- rendering the car incapable of fulfilling the very purpose the car was manufactured.   In the same way that the wheels are necessary for the car to perform its purpose of traveling from one place to another, when you remove a key teaching from the Gospels, you render them incapable of completing the very purpose the Gospels were composed and written.  In the same way that it is the wheels that enable a car to complete a journey -- and if you removed the wheels you would render the car virtually worthless with respect to completing the journey for which it was manufactured -- the journey of the Soul from the Alpha of Ignorance to the Omega of Enlightened Light is accomplished by the Soul living a multitude of lives wherein the Soul brings about the necessary Wholeness to manifest Completion and Perfection. 

While it is true that many of the most important teachings in the Gospels were removed by the Church of Rome, it is also true that if you possess the "eyes to see", that you will understand how the teachings on the pre-existent Soul remains tightly intertwined within the framework of the existing Gospels.  And you will very quickly learn the wisdom in the reality that "The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend".    One of the truly prime examples of this fact is seen where the English translation of the scripture says: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matt 3:2). The meaning of the original Greek, which literally means to “change the mind”, conveys a message of great depth that is not apparent in our English translations today. To phrase the thought that is being expressed, the true meaning is to “Open and unloose the mind, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”. This is truly important for the person of faith to come to terms with -- for it is the beginning of The Way.  When we begin to put these words into their proper context with respect to the Kingdom within (Luke 17:20-21), then we can see that the Gate of Eden which in the Gospels is portrayed as the "narrow gate", can only be entered by unloosing the mind from the anchor of the doctrines and thinking of men -- opening the mind to the inner reality of the Kingdom -- and this can only be accomplished by living one's life in strict accord with the Commandments and Original Gospel Teachings of Jesus and TheWay (see Original Restored Gospel @ http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com ).  Drawing upon my Soul's previous life as the original author of the core Gospel composed in Hebrew Characters (see The Original Spiritual Language Of The Gospels http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#OriginalLanguage ), I will demonstrate the original framework built upon the pre-existent Soul that evolves to Wholeness and Perfection over the course of many lifetimes in the below chapter subheadings.  And when you read the below chapters, you will ask yourself how those who ardently study the scriptures did not see what it still states -- even though the Church of Rome corrupted the Gospels to make then support Mithraic-Christianity (see The Emergence Of Mithraic Christianity http://CausalFactor.Nazirene.org#MithraicChristianity ).  And then you will understand the "eyes to see" and the reality that "The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend"

When Jesus portrayed the Pharisees as the "spawn of the devil", he did this because the Pharisees threw away the proper use of the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge -- i.e., "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52).  Thus, in understanding these words spoken to the Pharisees, the questions must be asked: How did the Pharisees and Jewish authorities "...hide the key to knowledge from the people"?   Why did Jesus condemn the leaders of the Jews for failing to enter the Kingdom themselves? -- i.e., "...You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves"!   And how did the religious leaders of the Jews "...prevent others from entering?"   In further clarification, the TEV version of the this verse states: “How terrible for you teachers of the Law! You have kept the key that opens the door to the house of knowledge; you yourselves will not go in, and you stop those who are trying to go in!” (Luke 11:52 Today's English Version ).  Thus, when the scriptures are properly used, they have the ability to "open the [inner] door to the House of Knowledge" -- and their outward interpretations whereby they seek the Kingdom to come outwardly (see The End Times - Armageddon/Rapture - The Coming Of The Kingdom http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org#EndTimes ),  inhibits believers from "going in [the Hose of Knowledge]" -- and by teaching the people their outward interpretations, they inhibited the community of believers from entering the Hose of Knowledge. 

Why did Jesus portray the Pharisees as the embodiment of evil?  It was as if the Pharisees had removed the wheels from the vehicle that the lost prodigal sons and daughters must use in their journey back to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination.   And then, when the Devil could no longer use the Pharisees to inhibit the prodigal sons and daughters from returning to the Edenic Kingdom, the Devil then used the Church of Rome in his endeavor to shackle the prodigal sons and daughters to meaningless lives in this, the "outer darkness" of mind and being that in the parable is portrayed as the Far Country -- controlled by the Citizen of this world that has often been portrayed as the Devil.  Paul predicted that the Anti-Christ would rule the Church and be worshiped as God -- i.e., “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).  Historically speaking, it has been almost universally recognized that the period in time that Paul was referring to was in the fourth century when the church made a covenant with the Roman Emperor Constantine.   With regard to this falling away, the Adam Clark Commentary writes of this passage of Paul's Epistle: “[Except there come a falling away first] We have the original word apostasia in our word apostasy; and by this term we understand a dereliction of the essential principles of religious truth, either a total abandonment of Christianity itself, or such a corruption of its doctrines as renders the whole system completely inefficient to salvation. But what this apostasy means is a question which has not yet, and perhaps never will be, answered to general satisfaction” (from the Adam Clarke Commentary).     

Not to depreciate or make less the significance of any one of the individual statements presented in the above words, what the modern believer must recognized is the far-reaching totality of the statement: But what this apostasy means is a question which has not yet, and perhaps never will be, answered to general satisfaction”.   Ultimately, what this means to the modern believer is that each and every church authority from the fourth-century to the present, as well as every single preacher of the gospel, speaks from the position of concession -- which concession is that there is a great void in their knowledge of the truth.   Thus, one of the core presumptions upon which our present-day doctrine of faith is based, is that these words of Paul are not true.   One of the major causes of the present state of doctrinal chaos is the failure of modern pastors and church authorities to recognize that the key to their dilemma is found in the prediction of Paul 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.   In the words of John Wesley: "that fatal period when the Emperor Constantine called himself a Christian; From this time onward - the Christians had no more of the Spirit of Christ than the heathens...."  (Wesley's Works, vol 7, Sermon 89, pp. 26-27)

Today, the Pharisees are gone -- but those who can be portrayed as the "spawn of the devil" continue to deceive the people.   It wasn't the Pharisees who removed the wheels off the Gospel Teachings. The latter-day Pharisees who have removed the wheels off the vehicle that was built to enable the prodigal sons and daughters to return to the Edenic Kingdom, is the Christian Church.   As written at Ephesians 6:11-12: "Put on the full armor of God, so that you can make your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world's darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."   BUT, so long as the wheels remain off the vehicle that you must use in your journey to return to the Edenic Kingdom, you will remain under the control of the Citizen of the Far Country -- i.e., "After he had spent all he had, a severe famine swept through that country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed the pigs. He longed to fill his belly with the pods the pigs were eating, but no one would give him a thing" (Luke 15:14-16).

As a Christian, if you have yourself not gained entrance into the Kingdom -- i.e., "...You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves" -- it is because you have yourself hidden the Key of Knowledge that opens the "narrow strait gate" to the Kingdom -- i.e., "...hide the key to knowledge from the people".  But, unlike past generations of Christians, you no longer have an excuse for your sin against your brothers and sisters -- i.e., "If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin" (John 15:22).  Why?  Because with the restored Gospel teachings (see http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com ), you are able to prove the Truth to yourself by using the Gospels as the Key of Knowledge and gaining entrance into the Kingdom and learning directly from the True Prophet (see The One Teacher http://BrotherOfJesus.org#TheOneTeacher ).   You don't have to believe me.  You only have to abandon your complacency which is the shackles of the devil, pick up your own cross, and travail in TheWay. 

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

Jesus portrayed the Pharisees as "blind guides" who were leading the people in the wrong direction -- i.e., "Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to notice the beam in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while there is still a beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! First take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye" (Matt 7:3-5).  Like the wheels removed from the car, so long as the people were following the blind guides in the wrong direction, they were rendered incapable of comprehending the Truth -- i.e., "Do not give dogs what is holy; do not throw your pearls before swine. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces" (Matt 7:6).   Thus, when those who follow blind guides read their Gospels, they remain incapable of understanding the spiritual meaning -- i.e., "Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word" (John 8:43).  

 

  The Spiritual Castration Of the Gospel Teachings: When the Church removed the teachings on the pre-existent Soul that evolves to Wholeness and Perfection over the course of many UNIQUE lifetimes, they not only spiritually castrated the Gospel teachings, but it was as if they had removed the wheels from the vehicle that is necessary for the prodigal sons and daughters to make their journey back to the Edenic Kingdom which is their True Source of Being.  When I state that the Soul evolves to Wholeness and Perfection over the course of many UNIQUE lifetimes, the word UNIQUE represents a rejection of the Eastern doctrine of reincarnation.  Paradoxically, there is no such thing as reincarnation where the same earthly-personality jumps from body to body.  While it is true that the person you are in this world has never lived before, it is also true that you are not your Soul or True-Self (see http://SoulSelf.org ) -- i.e., you are your Soul's lower-self, earthly-self, ego-self -- and in the same way that it is impossible for the ocean to be contained in a drinking glass, neither can the three-dimensional personality that man is in this world supersede the higher twelve-dimensional reality of the Soul that has existed since the dawn of time.  What this means is that each life in each of the time-frames of man's past was a UNIQUE expression of your Soul -- and that each of these UNIQUE earthly-personalities continue to dwell in the House of the Soul -- i.e., "The soul...", writes St. Teresa, is as “a castle made of a single diamond… in which there are many rooms, just as in Heaven there are many mansions” (Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila).  Each earthly-personality that the Eternal Pre-Existent Soul generates, must return to -- and dwells -- is the  "...many rooms" of the House of the Soul.  And each Soul dwells in one of the "...many mansions” in the House of God.  And this relationship that each of us has within the Soul to our Soul's other earthly-personalities, is presented in the 84th saying of the Gospel of Thomas where it states: (84) Jesus said, "When you see your likeness, you rejoice. But when you see your images which came into being before you, and which neither die nor become manifest, how much you will have to bear!"   What is being stated?   Saying 84 presents what is portrayed as YOUR LIKENESS, and YOUR IMAGES.   It does not say: When you see God -- and this is because you dwell within the reality of your own Higher Soul-Self -- and it is your Soul-Self that is in the above portrayed as "your likeness" that dwells within God.   When rightly understood, we only dwell within God by proxy.  The Gospel of Thomas then states: "Jesus said, When you see your likeness, you rejoice"  -- and it is this likeness that is our own source of Being -- our Soul-Self, who is the Being of Light in the Near Death Experience.  And the Gospel of Thomas asks the question: "...But when you see your images which came into being before you, and which neither die nor become manifest, how much you will have to bear!"    These images which came into being before you, are the past lives that your Soul-Self has previously lived, that have all failed to bring about the next stage of soul-birth that Jesus taught was necessary to enter the Kingdom.  And thus, these past images which your Soul and True-Self has lived, remain within the House of the Soul as the experiences of failed lives that never became manifest.   Which means that as a failed-image, you will neither go to Glory with God, nor will you reincarnate -- and lacking the permanence of the Soul, you will remain forever as an experience in the House of the Soul.   

Is there a Heaven and Hell?  While I can affirm that such states of mind exist, but not in the manner that Churches have preached.  To the degree that I can say that the vast majority of people are consigned to what would constitute Hell, would better be classified as complacent religious people than the vast majority of non-believers -- and I will explore this reality below in the subheading entitled The Astral Realm Hell http://DevilSpawn.Ebionite.com#TheAstralRealmHell .

The closest source we have in the modern world that has begun to get it right, is the scientific community that has begun to recognize that what we call Time is a dimension of Soul-Mind (see The Enigma Of Time And The Soul Of Man http://SoulSelf.org#EnigmaOfTime ).  Which means that each personality that the Soul incarnates as, is not only a UNIQUE soul-generated personality that is manifest in a given Time-Frame, but that each of these earthly personalities must return to their Source in the Higher Reality of the Soul.  It is virtually impossible to convey to the multitude of people the higher reality of the Soul and the generation of unique personalities across the dimension of Time.  Why?  As explained in the previous subheading (quoting): the fact that our physical consciousness is locked into a Linear-Mode of time-perception -- which is virtually blind to the paradoxical Intuitive-Cyclic perception of Time -- indicates that we are being deceived by our own limited perceptive-understanding.  The article also makes the point to state that since Time is a dimension of Soul-Mind -- that Time-Travel would be possible where the scientific article stated that, "Once you try to wrap your head around this theory, you’ll begin to realize that it could also change the way we think of time travel."   While it also points out that because all periods of Time is taking place simultaneously, that you can't change the past.  But what is not understood is the fact that you can not only communicate with the previous personalities or "images" that your Soul has lived as, but in certain cases these former personalities can jump Time, and manifest in the present.  That all the lives which the Soul has lived is dwelling in a parallel higher reality, is now realized by modern cutting-edge science (see Present And Future Exist At The Same Time ). 

Can former soul-generated personalities Jump-Time or Time-Travel from the time-frame in which they lived -- or, more correctly, are presently manifest -- into the present?  Further quoting the previous subheading: In the case of a husband and wife who have in their previous lives together, attained and manifested a Coverture-Marriage together (see The Foundation Of A Coverture-Marriage http://BrotherOfJesus.org#FoundationOfCovertureMarriage ) -- and have achieved the next stage of Soul-Birth together in a former life -- this enables them to Jump-Time -- where a former personality can manifest in the present, while the present personality is brought back up into the Higher Soul-Self.  My wife and I have lived many lives where we became One in a Coverture-Marriage, and were able to achieve the next subsequent stage of birth together within that Marriage.  And since our past accomplishments are restored back to us in the present -- i.e., in the words of the pre-Nicene Church Father Origen: “Every Soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis) -- because we had achieved the next subsequent stage of birth in conjunction with the manifestation of a Coverture-Marriage, all the highly advanced spiritual abilities we achieved in our previous lives together, was restored to us in the present.  Which included my wife's ability to directly access her previous personalities where we were together -- thereby enabling her former personalities to Jump-Time and re-manifest in the present.   Thus, my wife was able to manifest her previous personalities where we were together, when my wife was an Essene in the first century, an Ebionite in the fourth century, as well as a number of other personalities where together we were manifest in a Spiritual Coventure-Marriage.   In the teaching of Gospel of Thomas saying 84 where all the former personalities or images the Soul lived as remain manifest in the Soul Mind-Matrix (see The Evolving Soul), as the seeker spiritually matures and begins to draw nearer to their Higher Soul-Self, that person is then able to communicate with the Soul's previous personalities/images -- as stated by St. Teresa of Avila in the reality that "The soul...", writes St. Teresa, is as “a castle made of a single diamond… in which there are many rooms, just as in Heaven there are many mansions” (Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila).  After each life, each soul-generated personality must eventually return to their Source in the Soul Mind-Matrix, where that earthly personality dwells as an expression and experience of that Soul.  Because each soul-generated personality has their place within what St. Teresa portrays as one of the rooms within the castle or house of the Soul, as the person in the present time-frame spiritually advances, one personality from a different time-frame can visit in the room of a different soul-generated personality that is manifest in a different time-frame.  Therefore, in the case of a person who has achieved the next stage of soul-birth, the personality manifest in the present can retract from the physical body, and enable a previous personality to manifest in the present -- and this is especially true in the case of personalities who have achieved soul-birth together, and are presently in a Coverture-Marriage.  With respect to Time and the Alpha (beginning) of Creation and the Omega (end), the Gospel of Thomas states: (18) The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us how our end will be."  Jesus said, "Have you discovered, then, the beginning, that you look for the end? For where the beginning is, there will the end be. Blessed is he who will take his place in the beginning; he will know the end and will not experience death." 

This original teaching on the Soul, Time and the Soul Mind-Matrix, could only be revealed to the few who had advanced to the level where they were able to comprehend the Higher Reality of the Soul -- and it is so important, that the Epistle of Peter to James states that if the esoteric body of Jesus' teachings was to be come lost, that  "...it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error."  And it is in reference to the difference between the teachings on the pre-existent Soul and reincarnation, that Jesus said to his disciples: "And with many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it. But without a parable He did not speak to them. And when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples" (Mark 4:33-34) -- even saying: “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV).  Which provokes the question: Why couldn't the authors of the Gospels speak plainly -- so that even people of a simple-mind would comprehend what was being conveyed to the reader?  Without an understanding of your relationship to your Soul -- and the difference between the pre-existent soul that evolves to Wholeness and Perfection over the course of many UNIQUE lifetimes, and the Eastern doctrine of reincarnation -- the statement of Peter is true.   

On the pre-Nicene teaching on the pre-existent Soul, St. Jerome (340-420) wrote: “The doctrine of transmigration has been secretly taught from ancient times to small numbers of people, as a traditional truth which was not to be divulged”   Why was this teaching not divulged?   In the approximate year of 178 of our Common Era, Celsus, the Epicurean Philosopher and opponent of Christianity, published a rather embarrassing work in opposition to Christianity known as The True Word or Discourse, which portrayed the Church as a "secret system" which taught the elect the doctrine of the soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes, while teaching the unenlightened entry-level Christians the doctrine of Heaven and Hell.    It is said that this work was widely published and used by the Pagan world as an attack on the Church.   Seventy years after its publication The True Word was still so widely circulated, that the Church Father Origen was commissioned by St. Ambrosius to refute this attack by Celsus.   Among the official reply to Celsus by the Church is this teaching: "Is it not rational that souls should be introduced into bodies, in accordance with their merits and previous deeds, and that those who have used their bodies in doing the utmost possible good should have the right to bodies endowed with qualities superior to the bodies of others?... The soul, which is immaterial and invisible in its nature, exists in no material place without having a body suited to the nature of that place; accordingly, it at one time puts off one body, which was necessary before, but which is no longer adequate in its changed state, and it exchanges it for a second".   And in his famed work De Principiis the Church Father Origen explains: "The soul has neither beginning nor end... Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life.  Its place in this world as a vessel appointed to honor or dishonor is determined by its previous merits or demerits. Its work in this world determines its place in the world which is to follow this..."   This was the official position and doctrine of the Christianity prior to the take-over of the Church by the Emperor Constantine in the year 325AD.   And the teachings of Origen and the Church Fathers on the pre-existent soul were embraced by the more spiritually mature Christians, until being condemned by the Emperor Justinian in the year 553.   Because the Church since the Roman take-over has embraced the manmade doctrines of the Emperors who ruled over the Church and its accepted doctrines of belief, the faithful flock has remained entry-level and spiritually disenfranchised throughout the intervening centuries. 

In the year 553 the Emperor Justinian convened the 5th Ecumenical Council where, quoting the Catholic Encyclopedia, "...the council opened on 5 May, 553, in spite of the protestations of Pope Vigilius, who though at Constantinople, refused to attend it... before the opening of the council, which had been delayed by the resistance of the pope, the bishops already assembled at Constantinople had to consider, by order of the emperor, a form of Origenism that had practically nothing in common with Origen..." Quoting the Britannica: "After the council, Justinian banished the pope to Egypt , and afterwards to an island, until he accepted the Council, which he ultimately did." The result is that the very foundational doctrines that are necessary to begin to mature beyond an elementary level, were not only anathema -- but have yet to be corrected to this very day.   In the same way that the religious doctrines of the pagan emperors were imposed on the church in the fourth century, this remained true into the sixth century when the doctrine of the pre-existent soul was outlawed. 

With respect to the question: Did the people in Jesus' day believe in the pre-existent Soul which is often mistaken for the Eastern doctrine of reincarnation?  The Hastings-Scribner Dictionary Of The Bible states "To affirm that Jews in Christ's time did not believe in pre-existence is simply incorrect" (New York, 1903. Bk 4, p. 63).  And that the journey of the Soul over the course of many lives was an important element of discussion between Jesus and his disciples, was the reason this question was asked: "...Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" (John 9:1-2).  What are the spiritual implications of this question presented to Jesus by his closest disciples and followers?  No modern Christian would have asked Jesus this question.  Why?  Because modern Christians have been severely misguided by the man-made dogma of Mithraic Pagan Rome (see The Emergence Of Mithraic Christianity http://CausalFactor.Nazirene.org#MithraicChristianity ).  And this fact can be confirmed when we turn to the historian where this ultra important element to the equation of life is made reference to by Edward Gibbon in the footnote regarding the question of the disciples at John 9:2: "The disciples of Jesus were persuaded that a man might have sinned before he was born, (John, ix. 2,) and the Pharisees held the transmigration [reincarnation] of virtuous souls, (Joseph. de Bell. Judaico, l. ii. c. 7;) and a modern Rabbi is modestly assured, that Hermes, Pythagoras, Plato, etc., derived their metaphysics from his illustrious countrymen" (Gibbon; Decline & Fall).  It is equally important to note that Jesus did not reply to his disciples in the manner that a modern Church authority would -- i.e., the modern Christian would state "How can a man's blindness be caused by his own sin in a previous life?"   Or, "how can the sin of the parents cause a child to be born blind?"  These questions simply have no place in the modern thinking of the Church -- which has caused the modern Church to have no valid place in the framework and foundation of the Original Gospel teachings of Jesus and TheWay. 

The modern Christian will attempt to ignore the question posed to Jesus.  Yet, what Jesus acknowledged was that there were three (3) causes of organic human blindness as stated at The Three Causes Of Human Blindness http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#ThreeCausesOfHumanBlindness (quoting): A reality that the modern Christian does not at all understand is the fact that the Gospels portray three reasons for people being born blind from birth -- i.e., (1) the sins committed in the Soul's previous lives; (2) the sins committed by the parents; (3) and the inherent blindness as a condition affecting all of organic "natural" man when his/her development has been derailed (see Arrested Mental Development ).  Jesus was making reference to the organic blindness of man when he stated to his disciples: "But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear" (Matt 13:16).   Organic man who has been cast into the "outer darkness" of mind and being, only has a very limited perception and understanding of both the spiritual meaning of the scriptures, as well as his own higher Soul and Spiritual Reality.  And it is this opening of the eyes of the heart that is made reference to in the statement: "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints" (Eph 1:18).  The early Christian Valentinius quoted Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians when he made reference to Gnosis Kardias -- or, the enlightened eyes of the heart.  Pointing out that Paul wanted very much to speak about the Mystery of the Gospel to the Ephesians, but could not, is the reason he portrayed himself as an ambassador in bonds: "And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak" (see Eph 6:19-20).  What this means is that while all of mankind are organically blind until they have embraced the higher Gospel teachings that open the "eyes of the heart".  And it is the opening of the spiritual eyes that Jesus was making reference to as noted in the Gospel of Thomas where it is stated: Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you...".   And it is the "eyes of the heart" that not only enables the seeker to see and understand higher outward realties that organic man is blind to, but also the inner reality of the Soul and Mind.  And with the development of higher spiritual vision when the "eyes of the heart" are opened, is the ability to begin to perceive the previous lives the Soul has lived.  

Those who have not yet put on the required "wedding garment", have been cast into the "outer darkness" -- i.e., "...the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and throw him into the outer darkness; there is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.' For many are called, but few chosen" (Matt 22:1-14).  To further understand the three (3) causes of organic blindness, it is important to understand the Church's reply to Celsus by Origen.    In the parable of the Wedding Feast, those who come to TheCall must have put on the required Wedding Garment -- and thus, we see the parallel concept in the core of Jewish mysticism in the Zohar where is it correctly stated that each soul must develop the condition and purity to being about the necessary reunion with God -- i.e.,  "But to accomplish this end they must develop all the perfections, the germ of which is planted in them...".   To the degree that Jesus stated in the Sermon on the Mount at Matthew 5:48 that each soul must be as perfect as their Heavenly Father -- i.e., again parallel to the teachings in the Zohar: "...and if they have not fulfilled this condition during one life, they must commence another, a third, and so forth, until they have acquired the condition which fits them for reunion with God”.   In the parable of the talents, when the distribution of Talents is understood within the Foundation of the Original Gospel Teachings prior to being corrupted -- and the difference is understood between those portrayed as "invited guests" and the majority who were not "invited guests" as pertaining to The Talents And A Person's Spiritual DNA http://TheCall.Nazirene.org#SpiritualDNA , a totally different picture of each of our more distant past begins to emerge -- prompting the Church Father Origen to explain: “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis).  

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

This same reality where each of us comes into the body in accord with the accomplishments of our Soul's past, is expressed in the Wisdom of Solomon 8:19-20, where it reads: “Now I was a child good by nature, and… being good, I came into a body undefiled”.   But to understand this statement, we would have to ask: What is a child?  Is it a new soul? The scripture advises us in Eccl 1:9-11 that ”there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See this is new?” Let us consider a new-born baby as something that is new. The scripture teaches that ”It hath been already of old time, which was before us”.  So that we might be sure that the scriptures are speaking about a new born baby, it then goes on to add that  ”There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after”. Thus even though we do not remember, when a baby is born, ”It hath been already of old time”. This is true; unless the Lord opens our minds, we do not generally remember our previous lives that our Soul has lived. 

In the Gospels, Jesus places particular attention and importance on Children who are often referred to as the "little ones".   Believers are warned that if they fail to "turn about", and become as a child, they cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven (Mt 18:3; 19:14).   But this provokes the question: What does it mean to "turn about", and become as a child?  It is easily demonstrated that the first century Christians understood an important spiritual concept and teaching that is totally foreign to the modern believer (see The Gospel Enigma That Modern Christians Can't Comprehend http://GospelOfThomas.Nazirene.org#GospelEnigma ).  And it is demonstrated that the Gospel of Thomas saying 22 was at one time the foundational centerpiece of Gospel teachings on the End Times and the Coming of the Kingdom.  The question was posed to Jesus by his disciples: "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?"  Which should provoke the question: The disciples asked Jesus how they were to enter the Kingdom -- (1) giving no thought about the Kingdom coming upon the earth as many Christians believe in their End Times dogma; (2) and, the disciples of Jesus portrayed themselves as "children"?   Jesus taught that unless you are "born again", and "turned about" as a "little one", it will remain impossible to enter the Kingdom.  But what does this mean?  Modern Christians can't understand this crucial teaching, because the explanation that Jesus provided was rejected by the Church of Rome, and removed. 

At the subheading entitled The Importance Of The Children http://BrotherOfYeshua.com/children.htm#importance , it is demonstrated the extent of the massive corruption in all four Gospels that was brought about to remove the teachings on the Children.   Which provokes the question: What was it about the teachings on the children that offended the dogma of the fourth century Church?  It was spiritually noted to me that when the Church corrupted the Gospels, the remnants of the teaching on the Children could easily act as a warning to any person, to prove that the Gospels had been both corrupted, and important teachings removed.   Which means that because the remnant of corruption is so easily detected, that virtually anyone can open any translation of the Gospels and easily discern that an important teaching that is paramount to entering the Kingdom had been corrupted and removed.  It was also pointed out that because of this easily discernable remnant, that all Christians are responsible for not pointing out the massive corruption of the Gospels.  In view of the fact that pure copies of the scriptures exist, all that the modern body of Christians need do, is demand that they be provided these pure original copies of the Gospel (see Can I Get An Original Pure Copy Of The Scriptures http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#PureCopyOfScriptures ). 

If we pose the question as to what teaching was of such importance that it had to be totally removed from the canonical Gospels?  The answer can be found at the subheading: The Missing Verse Removed From The Gospels http://BrotherOfYeshua.com/children.htm#TheMissingVerse .  And while it was a simple message, the teaching supported the original foundational paradigm of the Gospel teachings which totally undermined the corrupted doctrines of the fourth century Church of Rome.  And this suppressed teaching read: "For there are some children, which were so born from their mother's womb; And there are some who God returned, and were made the children of men; And there be children, who have made themselves children for the kingdom of heaven's sake."  But to understand the significance of this suppressed teaching, you must understand why Jesus placed such emphasis on "turning about", and becoming a child -- even warning in Mt 18:6 and Mk 9:42 where it is stated that: "But whosoever shall offend one of these little ones who believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea".   When the teaching on the children is understood, the question must be asked: In view of the removed teaching, does this warning apply to those who are children from their mother's womb?  Or does this message of severity apply to those "...who have made themselves children for the kingdom of heaven's sake"?

You must further understand the significance of Jesus' answer to the disciples when they posed the question: "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?"  And then understand Jesus' answer when he replied: Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; ...then will you enter the kingdom."   And the fact that it is easily demonstrated that the Christians of the first century knew and understood this requirement that Jesus set forth in order to enter the Kingdom (see http://GospelOfThomas.Nazirene.org#GospelEnigma ), demonstrates that the corruption of the Gospels -- which corruption was necessary in order to support the gravely flawed foundational paradigm of fourth century Pagan Rome -- has made it impossible for the modern Christian to understand the original purpose and objective of the Gospels, as well as to gain entrance into the Kingdom. 

The disciples correctly asked Jesus the question: "...Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" (John 9:1-2).  When Origen writes that “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life”  -- the blindness caused by the sin of the person or the sin of the parents is confirmed in the words in the Church's reply to Celsus:  "...that the cause of each one's actions is a pre-existing one; and then every one, according to his deserts, is made by God either a vessel unto honor or dishonor. Therefore every individual vessel has furnished to its Creator out of itself the causes and occasions of its being formed by Him to be either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor."  But in the case of the person who was born blind due to natural organic birth in this, the "outer darkness" or Far Country, the words of the Wisdom of Solomon is applicable: “Now I was a child good by nature, and… being good, I came into a body undefiled”.  Thus, the blindness could be healed because that Soul had come into this world as "...a vessel unto honor" .   

Jesus portrayed the Pharisees as "blind guides", because their thinking, mindset, religious framework of thinking and their lifestyle inhibited their higher development.  Thus, because of their thinking and mindset, the "eyes of the heart" could not be opened because natural advancement could not be brought about while their spiritual development was derailed (see Arrested Mental Development http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#ArrestedMentalDevelopment ).  Because of their inherent organic blindness, they saw only the literal text of the scriptures that Paul portrayed as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14) -- unable to perceive or comprehend the inner spiritual meaning of the scriptures.   And Jesus made note of this condition of organic blindness when he stated to the Jewish leaders: "Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye" (Matt 7:3-5).  What is not at all understood is the fact that Organic Blindness is the normal undeveloped embryonic mental condition of mind.  And what this means is that because of undeveloped immaturity, all of mankind are born blind to their own higher Soul and Spiritual Reality.  But as the mind of man matures and evolves to a condition of Wholeness-- i.e., They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17) -- the fullness of perceptive-vision and enlightened understanding will come -- unless the process of developmental-maturity of mind and consciousness is derailed by mental obstacles and/or a carnal lifestyle immersed in the ways and thinking of this world. 

Mankind is presently dwelling in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" (of mind and being), which has also been portrayed as the Far Country -- and of the prodigal son it was said that "For this son of mine was dead" (Luke 15:24).  Which provokes the question: How much does the dead see and know?  And in the same way that when the prodigal son returned to the Kingdom he was portrayed as being returned to life, when Jesus portrayed the third case of blindness, he was making reference to organic human blindness -- and that the vision of organic man is restored when the prodigal son seeks to return to the Kingdom of the Father.  That all or mankind is portrayed in the parable of the prodigal son -- and all of mankind have their Source in the Kingdom which they ventured out of before their journey into this sub-realm of the Far Country -- is confirmed in the 49th saying of the Gospel of Thomas: Jesus said, "Blessed are the solitary and elect, for you will find the kingdom. For you are from it, and to it you will return."  That the Kingdom of the Father stands before you, but your blindness inhibits your vision and understanding, is also confirmed in the 113th saying of the Gospel of Thomas: His disciples said to him, "When will the kingdom come?" Jesus said, "It will not come by waiting for it. It will not be a matter of saying 'here it is' or 'there it is.' Rather, the kingdom of the father is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it." That organic man is blind to his own higher Soul-Reality and the Kingdom that stands before him, is why Jesus said of the blind man who he healed in accord with the "glory of the Father".    But just as important is the fact that the blindness imposed upon some of mankind that cannot be restored, because it is due to sins committed in past lives, while other blindness is caused by the sin of the parents. 

An important difference between the modern Christian and the first century believer at the time of Jesus was their ideas pertaining to their place of origin -- including their presence in this world as an earthly prison that confined the prodigal sons and daughters -- as demonstrated in the words of Gibbon: “...the Jews were persuaded of the pre-existence, transmigration, and immortality of souls; and providence was justified by a supposition, that they were confined in their earthly prisons to expiate the stains which they had contracted in a former state” (Gibbon; Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.4, P.364).  In the same way that the modern Christian is blinded and unaware to the reality of their Higher Soul-Self -- possess no knowledge or understanding of the advancement of the Soul over the course of many UNIQUE lives -- the ignorance of the modern Christian inhibits their memory of when as the lost prodigal sons and daughters, they at one time dwelt in the Kingdom of the Father -- i.e., as confirmed in the 49th saying of the Gospel of Thomas: Jesus said, "Blessed are the solitary and elect, for you will find the kingdom. For you are from it, and to it you will return."   Thus, because of their beliefs and the suppressed consciousness brought about by their dwelling in the prison of this, the Far Country, they dwell in a state of Spiritual Amnesia (see http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#SpiritualAmnesia ).  Further, the modern Christian has absolutely no understanding of the Gospel concept of what Jesus portrayed as the prison of this world (see The Purpose Of The Natural Laws And The Prison http://CausalFactor.Nazirene.org#ThePrison ) -- or the fact that many lifetimes may be required to get out of The Prison.   What this means is that just these difference in the believer’s ideas pertaining to life can so dramatically alter one’s understanding of the Gospel, that the present-day absence of the understanding of the pre-existent Soul based upon the suppression of important Gospel teachings, is responsible for an entirely erroneous perception of both Jesus, and the source and purpose of New Covenant teachings. The average person whose thinking is bounded by a Darwinistic three-dimensional model, is simply unable to comprehend how Jesus came to be the Anointed (Messiah/Christ), and the manner in which the revelation of spiritual truth is revealed. Taking the example in the words of Gibbon, unless the believer understands the “pre-existence, transmigration, and immortality of souls” -- limitations imposed upon man which acts in the manner of an “earthly prison” -- and the limitations that are placed upon the individual as a result of each person's “stains which they had contracted in a former state” -- the believer will be incapable of perceiving the spiritual essence, purpose and revelation of the Gospel message.  And it is the adoption and adherence of man-made doctrines of belief that causes Christians to be classified along with the Pharisees as the Devil's Spawn -- i.e., "Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word."  As to why the Jews and modern Christian cannot understand the spiritual teachings and concepts, Jesus explained: "You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out his desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, because he is a liar and the father of lies" (John 8:43-44).   

In view of the fact that the Dead Sea Scrolls have proven that the Gospel teachings evolved out of the Essenes (see The Essenes And The Dead Sea Scrolls http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#Essene ), the witness of Josephus who was a contemporary of the man Jesus who lived among the Essenes stated that the Essenes “…resigned up their souls with great alacrity, as expecting to receive them again.  For their doctrine is this, that bodies are corruptible, and that the matter they are made of is not permanent; but that the souls are immortal, and continue for ever; and that they came out of the most subtle air, and are united to their bodies as to prisons, into which they are drawn by a certain natural enticement; but that when they are set free from the bonds of flesh, they then, as released from a long bondage, rejoice and mount upward...”.   Why did the Essenes believe that their Souls are Immortal and can be united to many physical bodies across the span of many lifetimes of Soul-Development?  Because their foundational mindset and lifestyle opened their eyes and minds to their Soul's Higher Reality that organic "natural" man is blind to.  In fact, the Dominican friar Giordano Bruno who embraced the pure original Gospel and was burnt at the stake by the Church, stated the same exact message when he said: "The soul is not the body and it may be in one body or in another, and pass from body to body".  And with respect to man's birth in this life being in accord with his actions in a previous life, this has been confirmed in the words: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7)?  Or the assertion that “God will give to each person according to what he has done” (Rom 2:6).   

The man-made dogma of Original Sin could not have been imported from Mithraism into the Church (see The Original Sin Of The Church http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#TheOriginalSinOfTheChurch ), so long as the teachings on the pre-existent soul that evolves to Wholeness and Perfection over the course of many lifetimes was retained.  With respect to the concept of achieving Wholeness, Jesus portrayed himself as a physician: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17).   Before this verse can be understood, we must first understand what it means to be Whole.   Which provokes the question: How is Wholeness achieved?   Contrary to the dogma of the modern Church and the Augustinian doctrine of Original Sin, if Jesus is the savior who every person needs for salvation, then Jesus himself said the Church was wrong, and those who had of themselves achieved Wholeness, do not need him.  And as a physician, Jesus who himself understood the need and objective to achieve Wholeness, openly states that he did not come for the salvation of those who are Whole, but only for those who are sick and in need of a physician.   And in total opposition to Church dogma, what this also means is that at the time the historical man Jesus walked the face of the earth, there existed people who he portrayed as "whole [and] righteous" who did not need Jesus the physician.  Jesus openly states that his mission as a spiritual physician is not for them, because they achieved the necessary Wholeness without him.  Which provokes the question: Does everyone need Jesus as the modern Christian maintains?  While Jesus himself said that those who had achieved Wholeness did not need him as a spiritual physician -- i.e., They that are whole have no need of the physician..." -- and that with effort, all of mankind is capable of achieving a condition that Jesus portrayed as "whole [and] righteous", which means that these people who did achieve Wholeness, were not sick, and in Jesus' own words were not in need of him (Jesus) as a physician to heal them.   Which means that the whole foundation of modern Church dogma is man-made and in error. 

That the man Jesus was a true holy man who fulfilled the Law within his own mind and being -- enabling him to be Anointed (Messiah/Christ), which through Jesus' Wholeness enabled him to enter into a Coverture-Union with the Logos/Son of God (see Coverture-Marriage - Was Jesus God? http://BrotherOfJesus.org#CovertureMarriage ), was the objective of all his followers.  As a Spiritually Advanced Soul who had achieved Wholeness and Completion over the course of many lives, the soul of Jesus came to fulfill the Law within his own mind, and to teach other lost prodigal sons and daughters to do the same by picking up their own cross and travailing in TheWay -- i.e., “And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me...” (Matt 10:38-39).  And this fulfillment of the Law is exactly what Jesus taught, and his original Ebionite Nazirene disciples believed -- i.e. that Jesus "...was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity" (see Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34). 

Jesus said and taught his disciples with respect to the Royal Law: "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its savor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. 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. For I tell you truly, until heaven and earth pass away, not a single jot, not a stroke of a pen, will disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished" (Matt 5:13-18).   And with respect to each person fulfilling the Law, Jesus stated: "So then, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do likewise will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever practices and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matt 5:19-20).  To the above the Gospel of the Nazirenes has: "They who believe and obey will save their souls, and they who don't obey will lose them. For I say to you".   And with respect to the Law, Jesus said to the man who asked him how to achieve eternal life: "As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. 'Good teacher,' he asked, 'what must I do to inherit eternal life?'" (Mark 10:17).  In answer to his question, Jesus said: "You know the commandments: 'You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.'"

Prior to the scriptures being edited to support the Mithraic doctrines of pagan Rome (see http://BibleCorruption.com ), the words spoken to Jesus by the Father was: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee"  (see http://TheTenWords.com ).  What this means is that the historical man Jesus became the Anointed -- and was able to enter into a Coverture-Union with the Logos/Son of God,  when he achieved the ultimate state of Wholeness at his baptism in the Jordan. When the historical man Jesus is understood as the first of the prodigal sons to overcome the Law within himself and return to the Father in the Edenic Kingdom, then the statement in the Gospel Of the Hebrews can be understood: "And it came to pass when the Lord was come up out of the water, the whole fount of the Holy Spirit descended upon him and rested on him and said to him: My Son, in all the prophets was I waiting for thee that thou shouldest come and I might rest in thee".   The Greek word Christ and the Hebrew word Messiah in English mean The Anointed -- and there were twenty-one (21) prophets and kings in the Old Testament who were "Anointed" by God -- i.e.,  "...in all the prophets was I waiting for thee that thou shouldest come and I might rest in thee".   All of the Anointed (Christ/Messiah) kings and prophets failed to fulfill the Law completely -- i.e.,  "He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ. , for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity" (see Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).  By fulfilling the Law within himself, Jesus fulfilled the requirement to be perfect -- i.e., "You, therefore, must be perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect" (Matt 5:48).    Which those who were previously Anointed (Messiah/Christ) had not accomplished -- as stated in the Gospel of the Hebrews: "For in the prophets also, after they were anointed by the Holy Spirit, the word of sin was found".    This confirms what Hippolytus wrote when he confirmed that the body of original core followers and disciple believed that when anyone "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs" (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34 - see http://Ebionite.com ).   Which means that what Jesus accomplished, is in fact the eventual destiny of all of mankind who are portrayed as the lost prodigal sons and daughters of their Heavenly Father.   And this is why Jesus taught that he was our brother -- i.e., "Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'" (John 20:17 NIV).    Which was further witnessed to by the Disciples where it is proclaimed: "And we ourselves proclaim to you the good news of the promise that was made to our ancestors. God has fulfilled this for us, their children, by raising up Jesus, as it is written in the second Psalm: You are My Son; today I have become Your Father" (Acts 13:32-33) -- and again Paul states: "For to which of the angels did He ever say, You are My Son; today I have become Your Father, or again, I will be His Father, and He will be My Son?" (Heb 1:5).   These biblical witnesses are incomprehensible to the modern Christian whose beliefs are based upon the doctrines of Constantine and Martin Luther.

That the historical man Jesus had achieved Absolute Wholeness, was a pattern for all of mankind because of his success in overcoming and fulfilling the Law within himself, is demonstrated in the words: "He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ..."   And this confirms this statement with respect to the true potential of all of mankind that Jesus taught, as demonstrated in the words of Hippolytus when he wrote that this body of original core followers and disciple believed that when anyone "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs" (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34 - see http://Ebionite.com ).   Which means that what Jesus accomplished, is in fact the eventual destiny of all of mankind who are portrayed as the lost prodigal sons and daughters of their Heavenly Father.   And this is why Jesus taught that he was our brother -- i.e., "Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'" (John 20:17).     That the historical Jesus was a true holy man who became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by fulfilling the Royal Law within his own mind, is attested to at Acts 2:22 where Jesus is portrayed as "a man, attested to you by God" -- and this was demonstrated by God performing "mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst".   If Jesus was himself God incarnate as believed by the later Romans, then these words portraying Jesus as a man approved by God through the works and wonders that God did through him, never would have been presented in this manner.  

It was the living of the necessary Consecrated Life that Jesus ordained, and the seeking of the Kingdom within, that enabled the historical Jesus to become the Messiah, and At-One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God (see At-Onement With The Logos/Son Of God http://BrotherOfJesus.org#AtOnement ) -- a path and teachings that the modern Church totally rejects based upon the doctrine of faith apart from one's actions which was instituted by Martin Luther.   And the reality that Jesus, the man, became the Anointed, and At-One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God, is especially demonstrated in the words of Edward Gibbon with respect to the original position of the Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus that he was in “...supernatural union of a man and God... In their eyes, Jesus of Nazareth was a mere mortal, the legitimate son of Joseph and Mary: but he was the best and wisest of the human race, selected as the worthy instrument to restore upon earth the worship of the true and supreme Deity. When he was baptized in the Jordan, the Christ, the first of the aeons, the Son of God himself, descended on Jesus in the form of a dove, to inhabit his mind, and direct his actions during the allotted period of his ministry” (Gibbon; The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.4, P.366).   

What Jesus taught and revealed to his disciples with regard to who he was, is exactly what was stated by Peter after he was himself enlightened by the Holy Spirit: “Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know” (Acts 2:22 NIV).   Where did Peter get the notion that Jesus was a man -- a man "accredited by God" -- a man that God performed miracles, wonders and signs  "...which God did among you through him"?   Didn’t Jesus himself say that “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself...” (John 5:19 NAS);   “The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works” (John 14:10 NKJ); “I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me” (John 5:30 NKJ); “...I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him” (John 8:28-29 NIV); “for the works which the Father has given Me to finish -- the very works that I do -- bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me” (John 5:36 NKJ); “I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You” (John 17:6-7 NKJ).  

The important spiritual truth that is demonstrated in the above is that EVERY PRODIGAL SON AND DAUGHTER has the capacity to become Anointed and arise to perfection as their elder brother Jesus did.   And this is further confirmed in the quotation of the Apostle Peter by his disciple Clement in the Homilies where it is written: “For even the Hebrews who believe Moses, and do not observe the things spoken by him, are not saved, unless they observe the things that were spoken to them. For their believing Moses was not of their own will, but of God, who said to Moses, Behold, I come to thee in a pillar of cloud, that the people may hear me speaking to thee, and may believe thee for ever. Since, therefore, both to the Hebrews and to those who are called from the Gentiles, believing in the teachers of truth is of God, while excellent actions are left to every one to do by his own judgment, the reward is righteously bestowed upon those who do well. For there would have been no need of Moses, or of the coming of Jesus, if of themselves they would have understood what is reasonable. Neither is there salvation in believing in teachers and calling them lords”.

The problem is that it is virtually impossible to understand how a soul achieves and becomes "whole [and] righteous", without understand the teaching on the Soul that evolves to Completion over the course of many lives.  Once the teaching on the pre-existent Soul was supplanted by the Mithraic doctrine on Original Sin, the whole purpose and objective of the Gospel teachings became undermined.  And if we pose the question as to the source of the doctrine of Original Sin?  Quoting from T.W. Doane, Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions, 7th ed., 1910, p.194-5: "The Persians believed that they were tainted with original sin, owing to the fall of their first parents who were tempted by the evil one in the form of a serpent" [194:12].   Quoting from the Wikipedia: "The Romans attributed their Mithraic mysteries (the mystery religion known as Mithraism) to Persian or Zoroastrian sources relating to Mithra."  With respect to Manichaeanism, the same article states:  "It was among the Parthian Manicheans that Mithra as a Sun God surpassed the importance of Narisaf as the common Iranian image of the Third Messenger; among the Parthians the dominance of Mithra was such that his identification with the Third Messenger led to cultic emphasis on the Mithraic traits in the Manichaean God."   Quoting from The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors, by Kersey Graves who writes with respect to those who believed in Mithra: "They observed all the Christian sacraments, even to the laying on of hands in the confirmation." (211.) And the Christian Tertullian also tells us that "The priests of Mithra promised absolution from sin on confession and baptism," while another author adds, that "on such occasions Mithra marked his followers (the servants of God) in their foreheads," and that "he celebrated the sacrifice of bread, which is the resurrection."  St. Augustine, one of the most important figures in the history of the Roman Church, was a Manichaean before converting to Christianity.   Why did he convert?   It is important to note that Augustine's conversion came after the threat of death -- i.e., quoting the Wikipedia: "Augustine of Hippo (354–430) converted to Christianity from Manichaeism, in the year 387. This was shortly after the Roman Emperor Theodosius I had issued a decree of death for all Manichaean monks in 382 and shortly before he declared Christianity to be the only legitimate religion for the Roman Empire in 391."   So, in the same way that the Emperor Constantine hunted down the Ebionite Nazirenes and Spiritual Christians as heretics in the year 325, Theodosius hunted down the Manichaeans in the year 382.   And it was shortly after the decree of death by the emperor, that Augustine converted to Christianity.  

The teaching on the pre-existent soul was forcefully removed from the original Gospel teachings by the Roman Emperor Justinian.  Further, with the removal of this crucial teaching, it becomes impossible to understand (1) how the man Jesus became the Anointed by fulfilling the commandments of the Law and entering into a Coverture-Union with the Indwelling Logos (see Coverture-Marriage - Was Jesus God? http://BrotherOfJesus.org#CovertureMarriage ); and (2) what each person must accomplish in their own lives to become the Anointed, as their elder brother Jesus taught.  With the removal and corruption of this essential Gospel teaching, the modern Christian is obstructed and totally blocked from making any real spiritual progress as envisioned in the Original Gospel Teachings.  The proof of the removal of this critical Gospel teaching can be found at The Religion Of Roman Emperors http://ChristianReincarnation.org#emperors .  And an example of the removal of an ultra-important teachings that can be proven by everyone, can be found at Turn About And Become As a Child http://KeyOfKnowledge.org#TurnAbout

What is not at all understood is the fact that the Soul of the historical man Jesus developed and evolved over the course of many lives.  To understand how and why Jesus was able to become the Anointed (Messiah/Christ), it is necessary to understand the parable of the Talents (see Spiritual DNA And The Allotment Of Talents To The Invited Guests http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#SpiritualDNA ) where it is stated: "And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability" (Matt 25:15).   The key concept here is that each person was not only entrusted with a different amount, but that each person was entrusted with an amount "...each according to his own ability."   When rightly understood within the construct of the original Gospel teachings prior to being corrupted by the Church, each person is given their lot in life in accordance with this predetermined criteria of what each soul has accomplished in their Soul's previous lives.  Further, what Jesus taught was that what the spiritually poor complacent people possessed, would even be taken away and be given to those who had an abundance: “Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away” (Matt 25:28-29).   Likewise, if all people are born equal and the same in the eyes of God, then why in the parable of TheCall to the Wedding Banquette, some people are categorized as "invited guests", while others are not? 

All of the above provokes the question: In addition to understanding what the determining factor as to why one servant was given "one talent", another was given "two talents", while another was given "five talents", there is also the issue of why complacent believers received the greater judgment than those who were not believers.   It is therefore even more important to understand why those who can be portrayed as sinners, would not receive the same judgment and punishment as the more advanced soul.  Thus, Jesus warned: "And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more" (Luke 12:47-48). Thus, the modern Christian simply has no means to understand why and how the complacent and lukewarm believer will be beaten with the stripes of greater judgment, than the unbeliever.  Which provokes the question: What is the fate of those who "...did commit things worthy of stripes" -- but they shall clearly receive far less judgment than those who were believers and therefore knew the masters will, but did not properly prepare themselves?  This biblical statement is not only in opposition to everything that modern Christians believe, but it remains virtually impossible for modern Christians to answer this question, because a Roman Emperor suppressed and outlawed the teaching on the pre-existent soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes (see The Religion Of Roman Emperors).   And that each person enters this life in accord with the past accomplishments of their soul -- i.e., "...each according to his own ability".  

As documented above, the Pharisees understood the journey of the Soul over the course of many lives.  How different modern Christians perceive what the scriptures actually convey is easily demonstrated by using our very own Bibles.   When Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders that the “…tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you” (Matt 21:31), such a statement simply has no place within the present day understanding of Christian doctrine.  Because we are without a means to explain Jesus' words, most Bible commentaries simply ignore the implications of this passage of scripture . One widely used commentary attempts to correct the text by changing the words to “instead of” -- which would then make the meaning doctrinally correct and read: “The tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God instead of you”.   In this verse of scripture we are presented with one of the core reasons why the original followers of Jesus believed differently than most Christians today.  The question that must be posed is: When will the chief priests and elders enter into the kingdom? Modern Christian doctrine states that because of their disbelief and rejection of Christ, they will be cut off from the face of God, and condemned to eternal judgment. And yet we cannot deny the fact that Jesus' own words convey the message that there will come a time when the chief priests and elders will also enter the Kingdom of God -- and it will be at a time after the tax collectors and harlots who believed, repented, picked up their own crosses and followed in TheWay.    

Jesus portrayed himself as a physician: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17).   Before this verse can be understood we must first understand what it means to be Whole.   Which provokes the question: How is Wholeness achieved?   Contrary to the dogma of the modern Church, if Jesus is the savior who every person needs for salvation, then Jesus himself said the Church was wrong, and those who are Whole do not need him.  And as a physician, Jesus did not come for the salvation of those who are Whole, but only for those who are sick and in need of a physician.   And in total opposition to Church dogma, what this also means is that at the time the historical man Jesus walked the face of the earth, there existed people who he portrayed as "whole [and] righteous" who did not need Jesus the physician.  Jesus openly states that his mission as a spiritual physician is not for them, because they achieved the necessary Wholeness without him. 

Does everyone need Jesus as the modern Christian maintains?  While Jesus himself said that those who had achieved Wholeness did not need him as a spiritual physician -- i.e., They that are whole have no need of the physician..." -- and that with effort, all of mankind is capable of achieving a condition that Jesus portrayed as "whole [and] righteous", which means that these people who did achieve Wholeness, were not sick, and in Jesus' own words were not in need of him (Jesus) as a physician to heal them.   Which means that the whole foundation of modern Church dogma is man-made and in error. 

If this is true, the question must be asked: Was there any other early teachings that support this position of Jesus who came only to heal those who were sick and in need of a physician?  And this ultra-important teaching which is totally rejected by the Church, is further supported by a quotation of the Apostle Peter in the Homilies of his disciple Clement where Peter states: "For there would have been no need of Moses, or of the coming of Jesus, if of themselves they would have understood what is reasonable..."  And with respect to what is being portrayed as being reasonable to the degree that the person does not need either Moses of Jesus?  From an original Gospel perspective, the Apostle Peter is stating that those who seek to achieve Wholeness do not need either Moses or Jesus.  In total opposition to modern Church doctrine, Peter then added to the foregoing statement:  "Neither is there salvation in believing in teachers and calling them lords” (Clementine Homilies, Chap. 5, p139 Anti-Nicene Library).  Herein, what Peter is stating is that there is no salvation in merely calling upon the name of the Lord as Christians do today throughout their Churches -- but only in achieving Wholeness.   And when rightly understood, those who achieve Wholeness have brought this Condition about by doing the Will of God -- and having lived and manifest the Truth in their daily lives -- which Truth has been revealed to them directly from our Heavenly Father -- i.e., “My teaching is not My own, Jesus replied. It comes from Him who sent Me."  And then Jesus explained: "If anyone desires to do His will, he will know whether My teaching is from God or whether I speak on My own" (John 7:16-17).   What this means is that ANYONE who sincerely desires to do the Will of God, will know the Truth, and will learn the Truth directly from God -- i.e., "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God'" (John 6:45).  Therefore, in achieving the necessary Wholeness, they did not need Jesus as either a teacher, or for their salvation. 

The question that we are presented with is how long must each of us who are the prodigal sons, travail in this, the Far Country, before we come to our senses and "turn about", and begin the journey in TheWay that returns us to the Edeninc Kingdom of Origination?    Jesus commanded those who would be his followers: "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." (Matt 7:13-14) -- i.e., "For many are called, but few are chosen" (Matt 22:14).    With respect to the word that translators commonly render "destruction", the true meaning in no manner represents what is actually being presented.   Quoting the footnote on this word in the Schofield Reference Bible which reads: “There is no thought in these various words of annihilation but of something that is ruined and thus unsuitable or unable to fulfill its original purpose”.    And it is not until we come to understand the meaning of the Gospel of Thomas saying 84 (see Man As An Embryonic Soul-Image), can we even begin to understand what is being taught in these verses.   The answer is found in Paul's statement regarding the thinking, mindset and lifestyle of the people of this world who dwell under the power and control of the "Citizen ...of the Far Country": "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world..." (Col 2:8).   

 

The Four Stages Of Birth: We often hear the terms: ego-self, earthly-self, carnal-self, lower-self and even false-self used in conjunction with the mind of man.  We have often heard psychologists make reference to a subconscious which is defined as: "The subconscious is the part of your mind which operates without your awareness and over which you do not have active control".   Which means that we must pose the question:  How or What is our True-Self?   It is the Self that is portrayed in the adage to Know Thyself.   And this is the Self that is made reference to in the words of Jesus as preserved in the Gospel of Thomas: "...But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty".  And thus, the words of Jesus are of the utmost importance when he stated: "If a kingdom is divided against itself, it cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, it cannot stand" (Mark 3:24-25).   If it is true that our natural level human-consciousness is a mere fragment of the Whole, then why is the greater portion of our mind beyond our organic level of consciousness?  The answer is that we lack the necessary development of mind to achieve Wholeness -- and we can't develop those attributes of mind that would bring about Wholeness, so long as we remain ignorant of the Causal-Factors of Self and the Life we are living (see The Causal Factors Of Life http://CausalFactor.Nazirene.org ).  

One of the most important realities presented in the image on the right (see MindBasedHealing) is the statement that the Subconscious Mind is Not Linear -- and has no distinction between the past, the present and the future.  And this is not only true of man's physical earthly consciousness, but there is yet deeper levels of Self and Mind that Transcends this life, and connects the life that we are presently living with the lives that our Soul has previously lived.   Thus, we see the great void that was created by the Church when it suppressed important Gospel teachings (see above, The Spiritual Castration Of The Gospels ).  Therefore, Einstein was correct when he warned that "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them".  Which means that so long as we embrace Linear-Outward thinking or learning -- failing to develop the Inward-Intuitive aspects of mind -- we will remain limited by a mere surface fraction of our potential (see The Empty And Full Mind Paradigms Of Life  http://CausalFactor.Nazirene.org#EmptyFullMindParadigms ).  And when Jesus said: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17) -- he was making reference to those who had overcome organic human limitations that cause us to be blind to the higher realities of life, and ignorant of our own higher Soul-Reality and True-Self. 

The earthly-self that you are, is an embryonic three-dimensional projection of your twelve-dimensional Soul-Self (see http://SoulSelf.org ).  In the image at the right, your physical linear-driven three-dimensional mind simply cannot support the deeper levels of mind, or your twelve-dimensional True or Soul-Self.   In the adage to Know Thyself, the Self that you must come to know, is the twelve-dimensional Soul-Self that is eternal.   And what this means is that so long as you remain in a condition of division between the person you are in this world and your True-Self, then no mental or spiritual progress can be achieved beyond a very limited level of consciousness.  

Do we have an Inner/Higher Self?  Science has proven that whatever exists in this physical realm, is a projection from an UNSEEN SOURCE (see The Findings Of The Physicist http://KnowThySelf.Nazirene.org#FindingsOfThePhysicist ).   The wisdom of the mystic conveys that this world is a realm of illusion -- and more exactly, in agreement with the modern physicist with respect to this world being a shadow-realm that is being generated from an UNSEEN SOURCE (see Plato - The Physicist http://KnowThySelf.Nazirene.org#Plato ).   Which means that the solution to our dilemma is not found in the outer shadow-world -- but rather, the solution can only be found by connecting and becoming At-One with our Source within our own Mind and Being -- i.e., by fulfilling the adage to Know Thyself.  Which means that Einstein was correct when he stated that: "The intuitive (inward-looking) mind is a sacred gift and the rational (outward-looking) mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."   And again when he stated that "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them".  And again Einstein was correct when he stated: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”  The mind-programming of the Linear outward looking spheres of mind by academia and our culture, has the effect of atrophying the Inward-Intuitive spheres of mind, thereby flat-lining the development of people beyond the organic five percent level of development.  So long as we continue to suppress the inward-looking Intuitive areas of mind while defining everything through the limited vision and understanding of the outward-looking Linear spheres of mind, then we will remain limited and immature in our thinking and understanding.  Resulting in the inability of the people in our modern culture from bringing about achieving the next stage of birth -- that is a primary purpose and objective of the life the mankind is presently living.

As an embryonic image of your higher Soul-Self, you must achieve the next stage of birth in order to overcome the division between the earthly-self that you are, and your Higher Soul-Self that is eternal -- i.e., "...Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:1-12).   Thus, the inner path of self-discovery and gaining entrance into what the Gospels portray as the Kingdom, can only be accomplished through the development of the person we are in this world that enables the earthly-self to connect and even become our True-Self -- with this inner path portrayed in the words: "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Matt 7:13-14).  The "narrow gate" can only be accessed within us through the spiritual development of our physical mind and being in order to bring about the subsequent stages of birth.   And as stated above with respect to the word that translators commonly render "destruction" (Matt 7:13-14), the true meaning in no manner represents what is actually being presented.   Quoting the footnote on this word in the Schofield Reference Bible which reads: “There is no thought in these various words of annihilation but of something that is ruined and thus unsuitable or unable to fulfill its original purpose”.  In the same way that if an embryo in it's mother's womb fails to develop, the Laws of Nature cause it to be miscarried or spontaneously aborted, if a person fails to achieve the next stage of birth and overcome their division between the person they are in this world and their Higher Soul-Self, then the reality portrayed by Jesus is true when he stated that such a person  "...cannot see the kingdom of God"   The "broad-way" of destruction is walked by those who seek outwardly what can only be found within them.   There is no salvation in the outer world -- and this is why the original disciples of Jesus were portrayed as Ebionites -- i.e., "poor-ones" -- who are in the world and not of it.   With the term Nazirene indicating the Vow of the Nazir that sets them apart from the thinking, mindset and lifestyle of this world (see The Nazirene Vow And The Holographic Mind http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org#NazireneVow ).  

Only in the lifecycle while the person is present in the physical body, can the prodigal sons or daughters bring about the subsequent stages of birth that enables the Soul to return to the Edenic Kingdom of the Father.   And this is confirmed in the Gospel of Philip: "Those who say that first they shall die and (then) they shall arise are confused. If they do not first receive the resurrection (while) they live, they will not receive anything (when) they die."   And as a three-dimensional embryonic-image of your Higher twelve-dimensional True-Self or Soul-Self, your fate is portrayed in the 84th saying of the Gospel of Thomas where it states: (84) Jesus said, "When you see your likeness, you rejoice. But when you see your images which came into being before you, and which neither die nor become manifest, how much you will have to bear!"   What is being stated?   Saying 84 presents what is portrayed as YOUR LIKENESS, and YOUR IMAGES.   It does not say: When you see God -- and this is because you dwell within the reality of your own Higher Soul-Self -- and it is your Soul-Self that is in the above portrayed as "your likeness" that dwells within God.  And unless you overcome this inner division between the three-dimensional embryonic "image-self" that you are in this world,  and your twelve-dimensional Likeness of Soul-Self that is the true being that you are, then you will dwell as a failed-image within the House of your Soul -- as stated in the Schofield Reference Bible that portrays a life that is not destroyed or  "annihilated but is ...ruined and thus unsuitable or unable to fulfill its original purpose”.  Which means that your continued existence beyond your physical death is as a failed-image that dwells as an failed-experience in the reality of your Soul.   Unless you accomplished something in your life that adds to the process of achieving the next stage of birth for your Higher Soul-Self, then you will remain as an experience that squandered away your opportunity to enter into life.   When rightly understood, the image-personality that we are in this world only dwells within God by proxy.   But in order to understand our own plight and purpose in life, we must understand that what science portrays as a "blemish-self" that has bee projected from a higher unseen (spiritual) reality (see The Findings Of The Physicist http://KnowThySelf.Nazirene.org#FindingsOfThePhysicist ), which the mystic portrays as the "shadow-self", the Gospel of Thomas portrays as the "image-personalities" that are projected into this sub-realm by your True-Self that remains in Spirit. 

When the pre-Nicene Church Father Origen wrote and explained that: “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis), each of us is born with the Spiritual DNA of our Higher Soul-Self (see Spiritual DNA And The Allotment Of Talents To The Invited Guests http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#SpiritualDNA ).  Those who in the previous lives their Soul lived had achieved the next level of Soul-Birth where they overcame their duality with their Higher Soul-Self, were able to begin the process of the third stage of Spiritual Birth.  What is required to bring about the subsequent stages of birth?  Wholeness at that level -- i.e., physical-consciousness, soul-consciousness and spiritual-consciousness.  And those who comprehend the allegorical spiritual symbols of the Gospels, understand that the historical man Jesus entered that life having achieved Wholeness in the first three stages of birth (physical, mental and spiritual), which enabled in to become the Anointed, and what is allegorically set forth in the crucifixion and resurrection is represented of the fourth or final stage of birth.  And thus understanding the spiritual meaning of the resurrection, and why Jesus stated that each of his followers must themselves pick up their own cross and travail (birth) in TheWay -- i.e., “And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matt 10:38-39).  What you must loose is the division between your earthly-self, your Soul-Self, your Spiritual-Self, and ultimately in what is personified in the symbolism of the Resurrection, is your division between you and the Indwelling Logos/Son of God (see Coverture-Marriage - Was Jesus God? http://BrotherOfJesus.org#CovertureMarriage ).

The Gospels are an allegorical portrayal of your own mind. If you want to understand one of a number of allegorical portrayals of the four stages of birth, you can look to the genealogy in Matthew where there is a sequence of the next three stages of birth set forth in the naming of the genealogy where the sequence of 14, 14 and 14 is presented. The Kingdom is signified in the number 10 and in conjunction with the 4 (David), we are being presented with what is personified as the Son of Man in the Kingdom on three levels of birth in the genealogy presented in Matthew. The fact that the last sequence is wrong -- i.e., 14, 14 and 13 -- and does not really equal 14, conveys to the reader that it is that final stage of birth that is in the process of being achieved. Physically, the genealogy in Matthew cannot be seen as valid -- i.e., it cannot be read literally.  The fact that the genealogy presented in Luke is not the same as that in Matthew, has long been the source of many dogmatic theories. But the fact that the genealogy in Matthew contains four women, and three foreigners, should immediately send up a red flag warning that these genealogies cannot -- and never were intended -- to be read literally.

Two of the women were strangers to the commonwealth of Israel, Rachab a Canaanitess, and a harlot besides, and Ruth the Moabitess.  In the pedigree of the kings of Judah, between Joram and Ozias (v. 8), there are three left out, namely, Ahaziah, Joash, and Amaziah -- and therefore Joram could not have begat Ozias.  When it is said (v. 12) that Jechonias begat Salathiel, that Jechonias was the son of that Jehoiakim who was carried into Babylon, the scriptures tell us that Jechonias was childless (Jer. 22:30), and in direct contradiction to what is written in Matthew, it is written that “No man of his seed shall prosper”.

In order to insure that the genealogies cannot be read literally, it is further stated in Matthew: “Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Christ” (Matt 1:17). With regard to the many problems presented in the genealogies, the Adam Clark Commentary writes:
[Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:] There are three considerable difficulties in this verse.

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

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

The above should convey to a wise seeker that the genealogies are not physical, and cannot be read literally. But if you understand the meaning of the numbers, you will recognize what is being portrayed in the sequence of 14, 14 and 14.  And with the declaration of an actual 13 instead of the final sequence of 14, you will understand that the final stage of birth is nearing the final process -- which was completed in the allegorical resurrection.

Lastly, the Gospels are an allegorical Cosmology of Mind that when utilized as the Key of Knowledge (see http://KeyOfKnowledge.org ), permits the disciple to tap into, and learn directly from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God (see The One Teacher http://BrotherOfJesus.org#TheOneTeacher ).   And as Peter wrote in the Epistle of Peter to James, that if the esoteric unwritten body of teaching were to become lost, that "...it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error" -- which is exactly what has happened to the Church. 

Important Original Gospel teachings are often preserved in those texts which the pagan Orthodox Church portrayed as Gnostic (see The Emergence Of Mithraic Christianity http://CausalFactor.Nazirene.org#MithraicChristianity ).  As stated by scholars such as Prof. Bart D. Ehrman that the Bibles that the Church is using has been edited with core spiritual teachings removed -- wherein in his book, The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture, he warns us that: "...theological disputes, specifically disputes over Christology, prompted Christian scribes to alter the words of scripture in order to make them more serviceable for the polemical task. Scribes modified their manuscripts to make them more patently ‘orthodox’ and less susceptible to ‘abuse’ by the opponents of orthodoxy" -- which orthodoxy was to bring the text of the Bible into conformity with the doctrines and tenets of the Church of the Roman Emperor Constantine.  

When it is understood that your True-Self is a Being of Light (see http://BeingOfLight.com ) then the below teachings should begin to reveal the path in life that each person must walk.  With great wisdom Jesus is quoted in The Books of the Savior, also known as Pistis Sophia (Faith-Wisdom): "Do not cease seeking day or night, and do not let yourselves relax until you have found all the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Light, which will purify you and make you into Pure Light and lead you into the Kingdom of Light." And of the transformation of the physical body Jesus said: "Do not desist from seeking by day and by night, until you find the purifying mysteries of the light, which refine the body of matter and make it a pure light very refined." How important is it to seek the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Light in the life of all people -- many of whom believe that all is required is to live a good life? In the Pistis Sophia Jesus states this warning: “But if he shall have sinned once, twice, or thrice, they shall reject that soul, sending it back again into the world according to the form of the sins that it may have committed; the form whereof I will declare unto you hereafter. But verily, verily I say unto you, that even the righteous man that hath committed no sin at all cannot be brought into the Kingdom of Light, forasmuch the seal of the mysteries of that kingdom is not found upon him. Once for all, I say unto you, a soul cannot be brought into the kingdom, if it be without the mysteries of the Kingdom of the Light.”

 

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

What does Paul's words mean?  Take especial notice of the words:  "...For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it  ...For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now".   In the same way that Jesus stated that unless you bring about the next stage of birth, you cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven -- all of the trials of the prodigal son in this, the Far Country, is the process of birth that was brought upon mankind by the Laws -- Laws which evolve each and every soul from the Alpha of ignorance, to the Omega of Enlightened Light and Knowing (see The Laws That Control Our Lives).   The great truth that is not at all understood in the above words -- a truth that has been continually expressed by both Jewish and Christian visionaries is that the knowledge of the mysteries of God and the Divine Plan -- begins with the knowledge of ourselves as the Prodigal Sons of our Heavenly Father.  And this is confirmed in the 49th saying of the Gospel of Thomas: Jesus said, "Blessed are the solitary and elect, for you will find the kingdom. For you are from it, and to it you will return."   And it is for this reason that the second-century Church Father Clement of Alexandria said that it is “…the greatest of all lessons to know one's self. For if one knows himself, he will know God; and knowing God, he will be made like God… and that man becomes God, since God so wills”.    And that this statement is confirmed in the Gospel of Thomas in the words: "But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty... Whoever finds himself is superior to the world."   In his treaties on The Soul and the Resurrection, St Gregory writes that “the Resurrection is no other thing than 'the re-constitution of our nature in its original form’”, and states that there will come a time “…when the complete whole of our race shall have been perfected from the first man to the last”.   This statement should provoke great thought in the reader who is under the misconception that our Heavenly Father would destroy or forever cut off one of his sons or daughters who are lost in this world.   Moreover, the reality that mankind did not Fall from Grace because of the insane folly of what the Church of Rome portrayed as Original Sin -- but rather  "...the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it" -- and that what mankind is presently enduring is the "...groans and labors [of] birth pangs" (Rom 8:19-22).   Which means that what is presented and concealed within the allegory of the letter of the written word, is simply beyond even man's imagination.    Which is why Paul warns that the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom is incomprehensible to the "natural" mind of man who, because of his own mental and spiritual immaturity, will reject the Truth as utter "foolishness" (see Mystery Of The Gospel).    Moreover, this means that if what the biblical authors and early Church authorities are saying is true, how could those who wrote the scriptures possibly put what is incomprehensible into a plain written narrative that those who totally lack the capacity to understand, would read and comprehend?   Further, so long as mankind remains what is portrayed as being  "glued" to the Citizen of this world -- and the Citizen or god of this world maintains absolute control over the thinking and life of organic man -- then it remains impossible for man to comprehend anything of a higher reality than the most mundane things of this world.  

As a lost prodigal son or daughter, how many lifetimes travailing in this world will be required before you keep the Commandments, begin the process of the transformation of your body-mind into the Final Temple?    How many images of your higher soul-self will be generated into this world "...that is ruined and thus unsuitable or unable to fulfill its original purpose”, before you begin to overcome the Law within you, and begin to draw nearer and learn from the One Teacher that Jesus said to seek out? (see The One Teacher http://BrotherOfJesus.org#TheOneTeacher ).    

 

  The Division Within The Church - Carnal vs Spiritual: To repeat the above statement of Jesus regarding the duality of division of Self: We often hear the terms: ego-self, earthly-self, false-self, carnal-self and lower-self used in conjunction with the mind of man -- which means that we must pose the question:  What is our True-Self?   It is the Self that is portrayed in the adage to Know Thyself.   And this is the Self that is made reference to in the words of Jesus as preserved in the Gospel of Thomas: "...But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty".  And thus, the words of Jesus are of the utmost importance when he stated: "If a kingdom is divided against itself, it cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, it cannot stand" (Mark 3:24-25). 

The problem for the Church is that the Meme is factually and spiritually correct.  Many of the Gentiles who were representative of the carnal pagan segment of the Gentiles who were sun-worshippers, rejected the teachings associated with the Apostle Peter, and embrace the quasi-Mithraism of Paul who Peter vehemently opposed as the proverbial Simon Magus.  To begin to understand why the Ebionites condemned Paul, you must first understand that his Epistles were not only corrupted (see Orthodox Corruption Of The Scriptures), but numerous writings attributed to Paul were authored by anti-Jewish Gentiles who were members of the Greek Mystery religions.   Yet, Paul was not wrong on a number of points -- but he espoused a very different religious path than the historical man Jesus and his disciples.  This fact is noted in the Encyclopedia Britannica where it writes: “In calling Paulinism 'Christocentric', one raises the question as to its relation to the Gospel proclaimed by Jesus... how far he unconsciously modified the Gospel by making Christ its subject matter rather than its revealer.... Paul... put all into so fresh a perspective as to change the relative emphasis on points central to the teaching of Jesus, and so alter its spirit. A school of writers, by no means unappreciative of Paul as they understand him, of whom W. Wrede may be taken as example, answer that Paul so changed Christianity as to become its 'second founder' - the real founder of ecclesiastical Christianity as distinct from the Christianity of Jesus.  They say, 'either Jesus or Paul' it cannot be both at once’”.

Which provokes the question: If Paul changed the original teachings of Jesus -- to the degree that it has been stated that "'either Jesus or Paul' it cannot be both at once’” -- then how effective is the religion of Paul in carrying out the spiritual purpose and objectives of the Gospels?  To answer this question, one must be able to answer the question as to why the early Gentile Church was divided in their understanding of the Gospel message?  All the body of Gentile believers were drawn from two groups -- i.e., those who converted to the religion of Jesus because (1) they were pagan sun-worshippers, and they believed that he was the latest incarnation of the Mithraic sun-god; and those who possessed the insight to recognize that  (2)  the teachings of Jesus represented a higher universal spiritual path that was important and relevant to all of mankind; and that (3) the teachings of Jesus confirmed and manifested the higher spiritual reality that was understood by the Mithraic Initiates who had progressed in the Mystery Religion environment.   The first group called themselves Orthodox Christians; the second and third group became associated with a Spiritual Path that developed and evolved the mind of the seeker in accord with the spiritual objectives of the Original Gospel teachings (see http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com ). 

How were these two groups created?  Those who believed that Jesus was the latest incarnation of the Mithraic sun-god, saw no reason to make change to their life.  If Jesus was god, then the only requirement was to have faith and belief in god.  They saw man as a perpetual sinner -- born in sin -- who was in need of a savior who would rectify their sinfulness (see The Original Sin Of The Church http://CausalFactor.Nazirene.org#OriginalSinOfTheChurch ).  In contradistinction, those who understood that Jesus was a true holy man who had purified and transformed his lower earthly nature -- thereby turning his physical body into a Living Consecrated Temple -- and therefore was able to enter into a Coverture-Union with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God (see Coverture-Marriage - Was Jesus God? http://BrotherOfJesus.org#CovertureMarriage ).  Which means that every person is able to embrace the universal teachings of Jesus, pick up their own cross and travail in TheWay, and accomplish this same entering into a Coverture-Union with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God as the original (Ebionite) followers and disciples of Jesus did as explored at Fulfilling And Overcoming The Natural Law http://CausalFactor.Nazirene.org#FulfillingTheLaw ).  

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

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

With respect to the above, from our modern perspective, few people recognize the profoundly important statement by that of  Clement of Alexandria when he wrote: “Thus in the Philebus, Plato, who had been the disciple of the barbarian philosophy, mystically called those Atheists who destroy and pollute, as far as in them lies, the Deity dwelling in them - that is, the Logos - by association with their vices”Thus, the message of Clement is threefold: (1) Clement writes that the true source and inner revelation of the writings of Plato and the other philosophers is the same Logos attested to in the Gospel of John; (2) Moreover, we observe the continual statement that the Logos represents the Deity that is equally indwelling within all of mankind; (3)  Clement then very much describes our own present-day condition when he portrays the multitude of people as “Atheists who destroy and pollute, as far as in them lies, the Deity dwelling in them - that is, the Logos -- by association with their vices”.   If man is ignorant of God -- and cannot break through the inner barrier which permits him to receive the impressions of the Logos -- then this ignorance is the result of that person's own thinking, lifestyle and mindset.     

If there is factual truth to the above statement that those who through their mindset and lifestyle "...destroy and pollute, as far as in them lies, the Deity dwelling in them - that is, the Logos -- by association with their vices” -- and, as the Apostle Peter warns in the Homilies of his disciple Clement, that the Logos/Son of God/True Prophet is "...within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other. But He is soon found by those who diligently seek Him through love of the truth, and whose souls are not taken possession of by wickedness. For He is present with those who desire Him in the innocence of their spirits, who bear patiently, and draw sighs from the bottom of their hearts through love of the truth; but He deserts malevolent minds, because as a prophet He knows the thoughts of every one. And therefore let no one think that he can find Him by his own wisdom, unless, as we have said, he empty his mind of all wickedness, and conceive a pure and faithful desire to know Him. For when any one has so prepared himself, He Himself as a prophet, seeing a mind prepared for Him, of His own accord offers Himself to his knowledge”.   If the witness to these words is true, then the whole dilemma of the pseudo-intellectual, religious critic and Atheist is presented in the Light of Truth that cannot be dismissed -- in view of the fact that their ignorance is not only self-imposed, but has been forewarned.

Like the modern Atheist who attempts to portray religion as borrowing doctrines from each other, the idea that John borrowed the concept of the Logos from the Greeks, or even that the Gospel of John was written by a Greek convert because of his use of the word Logos, was widely accepted by biblical scholars -- and this opinion was only proved faulty with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.   Thus, in the words of Dead Sea Scroll expert Prof. John Allegro in is book, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of Christianity, where he writes: “It is a fact that the Qumran Library has profoundly affected the study of the Johannine writings and many longheld conceptions have had to be radically revised.  No longer can John be regarded as the most Hellenistic of the Evangelists; his Gnosticism, and the whole framework of his thought is seen now to spring directly from a Jewish sectarianism rooted in Palestinian soil, and his material recognized as founded in the earliest layers of Gospel traditions.”

  The Dogmatic Belief In Jesus: The Church dogmatically teaches the faith-based believer to worship and look for a historical Jesus that is external to to them -- thereby throwing away the Key of Knowledge in the manner of the Pharisees.   If the scriptures are the Key of Knowledge -- and the scriptures are not historical accounts -- but rather, accounts of the Mind -- then we must pose the question as to what is the meaning of the Gospel portrayal of Jesus?  -- OR -- If the scriptures are an allegorical blueprint of your own mind, then how must the portrayal of Jesus be understood?  These questions would be easier to answer if the names were the same in both the Old and New Testaments.   In the Torah or Books of Moses, the only person that could lead the Children of Israel across the Jordan and into the Promised Land, was Joshua -- which in Hebrew is Yeshua -- and is the name that is the source of the Gospel account of Jesus.  Like Joshua in the Torah, when the allegorical symbolism of the Key of Knowledge is applied to the scriptures, Joshua/Jesus is not an external man or being -- but rather, is representative of that condition/vibration of Mind that is necessary to gain entrance into the Inner Kingdom -- or, from a Torah perspective, that condition of mind that takes the Children of Israel (twelve spheres of mind) across the Jordan and into the Promised Land.   And when the Gospels state that the followers of Jesus must pick up their own cross and travail in TheWay -- i.e.,  "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46) -- this inner reality of mind is why the Gospel account of Jesus warned those who would call themselves his followers and believers: “And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matt 10:38-39).   The requirement that has been set forth is that “ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy” (Lev 11:45).   And this is why the requirement was set forth by Jesus with respect to his disciples and followers:  “You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matt 5:48).   From a Gospel perspective, in order to prevail and overcome -- and in Wholeness, achieve entrance in the Inner Kingdom/Promised Land --  the seeker/disciple must achieve that condition of Mind that is personified in the name Joshua/Jesus.

When a person evolves into a higher level of spiritual maturity and understanding -- able to pierce beneath the allegorical garb of the scriptures and understand the true spiritual meaning -- they are confronted with the fact that there is no real difference between what is called the Old and New Testaments.  In the Homilies of his disciple Clement, the Apostle Peter is quoted as stating: "Moreover, if any one has been thought worthy to recognize both as preaching one doctrine, that man has been counted rich in God, understanding both the old things as new in time, and the new things as old.”   What this means is that beneath the quasi-historical facade of the written text, there is no difference between the Torah and the Gospels.  The twelve tribes of Israel represent the twelve spheres of mind as patterned in the Tree of Life (see http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org ).  The allegorical personage of Moses represents the Law of God which works to evolve the mind.   The Gospels presents a higher reality of Consciousness in that the twelve spheres of mind are portrayed as being Singular -- in contradistinction to division within the twelve as tribes.   The name Joshua/Yeshua/Jesus portrays that condition of Mind that is necessary to achieve Wholeness, Perfection, and the subsequent stage of birth.   What we are presented with in the scriptures is an allegorical blueprint of the Mind.  An ultra-important statement was made the the pre-Nicene Church Father Origen when he stated with respect to the meaning of the allegorical text of the scriptures: “But all the narrative portion, relating either to the marriages, or to the begetting of the children, or to battles of different kinds, or to any other histories whatever, what else can they be supposed to be, save the forms and figures of hidden and sacred things?"   What this means is that the marriages that are presented -- the men and woman who are portrayed in these marriages -- the begetting of children -- the battles of different kinds -- all never historically transpired, because they are are representative of the interaction of aspects of Mind -- i.e., the Cosmology of Mind and the Laws and Forces of Consciousness.  

In the same way that the Pharisees were portrayed as "blind guides" who were the "devil's spawn" who threw away the Key of Knowledge in their interpretation of the scriptures as historical/literal events -- thereby observing the Law of God in outward rituals and traditions -- the worship of the (external) Jesus-god of pagan Rome has undermined the the whole of the Gospel teachings.   While the Christians, like the Jews before them who threw away the Key of Knowledge, look for the Kingdom to come outwardly upon the earth, the Gospel itself states that the Kingdom will never come upon the earth, because it is within you -- and it is therein that you must seek it: "And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God comes not with observation: Neither shall they say, See here! or, see there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:20-21).   In view of this statement of Jesus, the question that Christians should be asking is how must the Kingdom be entered?   The answer is the proper application of the Key of Knowledge by turning the scriptures within your own mind and being -- i.e., "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52).  Thus, in understanding these words spoken to the Pharisees, the questions must be asked: How did the Pharisees and Jewish authorities "...hide the key to knowledge from the people"?   Why did Jesus condemn the leaders of the Jews for failing to enter the Kingdom themselves? -- i.e., "...You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves"!   And how did the religious leaders of the Jews "...prevent others from entering?"   In further clarification, the TEV version of the this verse states: “How terrible for you teachers of the Law! You have kept the key that opens the door to the house of knowledge; you yourselves will not go in, and you stop those who are trying to go in!” (Luke 11:52 TEV).  Thus, the scriptures when properly used as the Key of Knowledge which has been turned within one's own mind and being, have the ability to "open the [inner] door to the House of Knowledge" -- and their outward interpretations whereby they seek the Kingdom to come outwardly (see The End Times - Armageddon/Rapture - The Coming Of The Kingdom http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org#EndTimes ),  inhibits believers from "going in [the Hose of Knowledge]" -- and by teaching the people their outward interpretations as the Church does today, inhibit the community of believers from entering the Hose of Knowledge.  

That the primary objective of the Gospel is to prepare and enable the seeker/disciple to enter the Kingdom, is further demonstrated in Jesus' condemnation of the blind religious leaders as seen in the words: "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to" (Matt 23:13 NIV).  Which means that the Kingdom of God is not something that will come if we wait for it -- but rather, it is a reality which man must seek and find -- within himself.

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

The Gospel Journey in TheWay is an Inward Journey where, like Jacob who wrestled with the angel, must prevail and overcome the Laws that the original followers and disciples of Jesus stated he had overcome in order to become the Anointed (Messiah/Christ), which then enabled him to enter into a Coverture-Union with the Logos/Son of God (see Coverture-Marriage - Was Jesus God? http://BrotherOfJesus.org#CovertureMarriage ) -- thereby enabling the historical man Jesus to become the first of the prodigal sons to return to the Edenic Kingdom of our Heavenly Father.   But the life of Jesus and the purpose of the Gospels were defeated when the Church worshiped their brother Jesus, instead of imitating his example and being themselves restored to the Edenic Kingdom.  Thereby ignoring the prediction that the satanic god of this world -- the Anti-Christ -- would be worshipped by the Christian Church -- i.e., “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).     

What the Apostle is herein very clearly predicting is that there would come a time when the god of the Christian Church will be a false god.   Historically speaking, it has been almost universally recognized that the period in time that the Apostle could have been referring to was in the fourth century when the church made a covenant with the Roman Emperor Constantine.   With regard to this falling away, the Adam Clark Commentary writes of this passage of Paul's Epistle: “[Except there come a falling away first] We have the original word apostasia in our word apostasy; and by this term we understand a dereliction of the essential principles of religious truth, either a total abandonment of Christianity itself, or such a corruption of its doctrines as renders the whole system completely inefficient to salvation. But what this apostasy means is a question which has not yet, and perhaps never will be, answered to general satisfaction” (from the Adam Clarke Commentary).    

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

Apostasy

"that fatal period when the Emperor Constantine called himself a Christian; From this time onward -

the Christians had no more of the Spirit of Christ than the heathens...."

 -John Wesley (Wesley's Works, vol 7, Sermon 89, pp. 26-27) 

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

  The Inner Spiritual Path: When rightly understood, there is only One Source that all Mystics in accord with their own level of Wholeness, had tapped into -- and therefore, there was no borrowing of religious teachings from other religions -- but rather, in the same way that Greek philosophers learned about and acquired self-knowledge and the Knowledge of God from the Indwelling Logos, so too did the Essenes learn about self and God from the Indwelling Logos -- which the Ebionite Nazirenes referred to as the Son of God and/or the True Prophet.   When Jesus said: "I say to you that many will come from the east and the west to share the banquet with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the sons of the kingdom will be cast into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matt 8:11-12) -- therefore, all of mankind as the prodigal sons, have the innate ability to tap into the Logos within them.  Mankind is presently in the "outer darkness" of Mind and Being -- i.e., the "Far Country" in the parable of the prodigal son -- which means that all of mankind as the prodigal sons and daughters journeyed into the Far Country -- and each have the ability to return to the Edenic Kingdom -- and all of mankind have the ability to develop those attributes of mind that enables them to learn and be taught directly from the Indwelling Logos.   Wherefore man needs to develop those areas of mind that enables him to connect with the Inner Teacher (Logos/Son of God or The One Teacher http://BrotherOfJesus.org#TheOneTeacher ) that Jesus commanded all his followers to seek out.

These other prodigal sons and daughters that Jesus made reference to who are portrayed as the "...many [who] will come from the east and the west to share the banquet with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven" -- speak different languages than the Jews, Essenes and Ebionite Nazirenes.  Yet, in their own language, there exists words and higher spiritual concepts that portray that condition and frequency of mind that would be synonymous with the Hebrew name Joshua/Yeshua/Jesus.   Which means that if they transform their physical body and mind and bring about that condition that is synonymous with what is portrayed in the Hebrew portrayal of Joshua/Yeshua/Jesus, that they will experience the Inner Gate to the Kingdom opening for them -- wherein they will be able to share the banquet with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven".  Quoting from Symbols Of Esoteric Knowledge http://GospelCosmology.Ebionite.com#SymbolsOfEsotericKnowledge : The Essenes were portrayed as a people who perpetually studied the scriptures -- and they did this because they understood the embedded power of the [allegorical] symbols and catalysts that possess the power to transform, expand and deepen the organic consciousness of man beyond organic human limitations.   Why would they perpetually study the same scriptures?  Because as their comprehension increased through the process of mental-expansion and spiritual-deepening, more and more knowledge was revealed to them through the working of the catalysts embedded in the scriptures.  The Encyclopedia Britannica quotes Philo of Alexandria with respect to the Essenes and Therapute: They read the Holy Scriptures, from which they sought wisdom by treating them as allegorical, believing that the words of the literal text were symbols of something hidden”.  

The question must be posed: Is this process of mental-expansion and spiritual-deepening only valid in the Hebrew Language?  Or is the "... the [allegorical] symbols and catalysts that possess the power to transform" also present in varying degrees in all the Languages of man as the prodigal sons?  While the Original Gospels were composed in Hebrew Characters which is the Biblical Language of the Soul that is far superior than the Hebrew used by the Jews (see The Original Spiritual Language Of The Gospels http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#OriginalLanguage ), the Language alone cannot inhibit the process of mental-expansion and spiritual-deepening -- which is why Jesus acknowledged that those "...from the east and the west [will] share the banquet with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven".  And how those who are Whole need not the physician: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17).  

The Spiritual, or what can be portrayed as the Path of the Mystic, is an inward looking journey that can be embraced by any of the prodigal sons of Creator-God.   Universally, we all have the same Pattern and Cosmology of Mind -- we are all under the same Laws and Forces of Consciousness -- and as the prodigal sons and daughters who at present are wandering in the Far Country and/or "outer darkness" of mind and being -- all of mankind who seeks self-knowledge, comes to understand their own relationship to God as their Source of Being.  And this is why the Gospels are not historical accounts -- but rather, an allegorical blueprint of the mind that guides the seeker on the Inward Journey into the Kingdom.   And that those from the East and West who are able to enter and sit down in the Kingdom, are those who develop those areas of mind that enable them to become Whole and Complete -- and not those who in their carnal interpretations, throw away the Key of Knowledge.   With respect to the concept of Wholeness, Jesus portrayed himself as a physician: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17).  Contrary to the dogma of the modern Church, if Jesus is the savior who every person needs for salvation, then Jesus himself said the Church was wrong, and those who seek and achieve  Whole of Mind and Being, do not need him.  And as a physician, Jesus did not come for the salvation of those who are Whole, but only for those who are sick and in need of a physician.   And in total opposition to Church dogma, what this also means is that at the time the historical man Jesus walked the face of the earth, there existed people who he portrayed as "whole [and] righteous" who did not need Jesus the physician.  Jesus openly states that his mission as a spiritual physician is not for them, because they achieved the necessary Wholeness without him -- and they did so by developing the attributes of mind that enabled them to seek inwardly. 

If this is true, then the question should be posed as to why I stated in the above: The followers of Jesus should be the Light of the world.  All Universities and the Halls of Learning should be based upon the teachings of Jesus.  The Gospels should be the curriculum followed and embraced by all those seeking the Source of Higher Knowledge and Ultimate Truth.   The world should be united by One Universal Religion that is based upon the Gospels.  Why?  Like myself, the visionary and author Philip K. Dick was able to recall the previous life his Soul lived as a first century follower of Jesus -- and his words are important to understand why the Gospel teachings were set forth as the superior path among many other paths when Philip Dick drew from his past life and wrote: "Christ ...taught his followers how to enter the kingdom while still alive, where other mystery religions only bring about amnesis" which Philip Dick defined as "knowledge of it at the 'other time' in 'the other realm,' not here.  He causes it to come here, and is the living agency to the Sole Good God (i.e. the Logos)."   Amnesis is defined under the heading of Anamnesis (Philosophy), the Wikipedia states: It is the idea that humans possess knowledge from past incarnations and that learning consists of rediscovering that knowledge within us" -- which confirms the teachings of Jesus that the Kingdom and the One Teacher is within you (Luke 17:21-22).  The article then goes on to say: Socrates' response is to develop his theory of anamnesis. He suggests that the soul is immortal, and repeatedly incarnated; knowledge is actually in the soul from eternity...  What one perceives to be learning, then, is actually the recovery of what one has forgotten. (Once it has been brought back it is true belief, to be turned into genuine knowledge by understanding.) And thus Socrates (and Plato) sees himself, not as a teacher, but as a midwife, aiding with the birth of knowledge that was already there in the student. 

Thus, what Philip K. Dick states that the teachings of Jesus was superior to other religious systems which depended upon Anamnesis, because the teachings of Jesus actually enabled the seeker/disciple to gain direct entrance into the Inner Kingdom.  Why?  Because the teachings of the Gospel brought about Wholeness -- where the mystery religions that depend solely upon Anamnesis take longer and consume a greater number of lifetimes to achieve the same degree of spiritual transformation.  One of the most important teachings that was suppressed by the spiritually disenfranchised Church has been preserved in the Gospel of Thomas where it states: "...But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty" -- and it is the proper use of the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge that is the catalyst to achieve self-knowledge. 

 

Because a Mystic who travails along a spiritual path understands that the opinions of organic man whose thinking, mindset and lifestyle has is erected an inner wall between himself and the Logos is virtually meaningless, in the above quotation of the Apostle Peter: "...Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other."    And this statement is true, beyond man's wildest imagination -- and is in fact the epitome of the grave error that inhibits the vast multitude of people who fail to achieve the next stage of birth that would provide them permanence. 

 

 

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From the perspective of understanding the very nature of mind and being, this whole concept that is being presented is of paramount importance for modern Christians to comprehend, if they truly desire to seek the Source of all Truth and Knowledge.   What the scholars are stating is that John borrowed Greek Hellenistic ideas about the Christ of Plato and the Greek philosophers, and then incorporated these foreign ideas into his Gospel.   From this counterfeit perspective of the pseudo-scholars who promote this spiritually disenfranchised opinion, this borrowing of religious teachings would include the idea of the pre-existent Word (Logos) that is the creator of the universe -- which, when understood in this light, is as much a concealed doctrine of the ancient philosophers, as is the biblical teaching that one must be born again.   Because these ideas are absent from the other three Gospels -- was more appropriately used in the Greek mystery religions than in Judaism -- and were then incorporated in the Gospel, biblical scholars and theologians have long thought that John’s Gospel was founded upon the same Hellenistic theology responsible for Platonic thought and the writings of the poets.    They cling to this grave misconception, because they have themselves failed to adhere to the bottom line statement of Peter that there is only One Teacher, and One True Source of Knowledge (see The One Teacher http://BrotherOfJesus.org#TheOneTeacher ).    And if the question is asked: Why can't they or anyone learn from this One Teacher?   As defined in the above, they are themselves intellectual Atheists who have sought the doctrines and opinions of man, instead of heeding the above words of Peter that there is only One Source of Knowledge -- and the Greek word for the Knowledge imparted by this Source, is called Gnosis.   But it must be remembered that the Orthodox faith-based Christian has long ago declared the Gnosis of the Kingdom to be heresy. 

The knowledge that is imparted to man by the Indwelling Logos, in the Greek language is portrayed in the word Gnosis.  With respect to the meaning of the term Gnosis, it is not the knowledge and wisdom of man -- it cannot be read in a book -- it cannot be taught in a school -- it cannot be taught by another person -- and can be best portrayed as the Sacred Knowledge that can only be received directly from God -- i.e., the Logos (Mind of God (aka Son of God) that dwells at the core essence of our Being. What is often portrayed as esoteric teachings, is not the Gnosis.  The esoteric teachings of man are designed to lead the seeker along the path of TheWay -- and as they evolve through the process of travailing in TheWay, the process that develops the mind begins to enable the seeker to begin to receive Gnosis or what can be termed in the English langue as the Divine Manna -- which can only be imparted to the mind of the seeker in accord with that person's ability to receive it.  In the parable of the Sower and the Seed, the seeker must become the "good ground" to begin to receive the Divine Manna, Gnosis or Sacred Knowledge of the Kingdom. 

The New Covenant: Thus, we must begin to understand the meaning and reality of the New Covenant.  Contrary to popular belief, the New Covenant is defined in the words: “I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest” (Heb 8:10-11).   Thus the enigma of human consciousness is set forth in the question: Is the mind of an infant empty?  Or does the infant possess the innate ability to tap into a pre-existing source of knowledge within the child's deeper consciousness that exceeds all of the wisdom of this world that he could be taught in the traditional manner (see The Empty And Full Mind Paradigms Of Life  http://CausalFactor.Nazirene.org#EmptyFullMindParadigms )?  But even more important is the fact that those people who believe in, and embrace, the New Covenant teachings, reject the outward rites and rituals of traditional religions, and seek to open their minds and connect to the Inner Source of Knowledge which is the spiritual objective of the New Covenant.  

If what you believe to be truth has been taught to you by another person?  If you have read what you believe to be true out of a book?  If what you believe to be truth has been reveald to you from any other source than the Logos/Son of God within you that the Ebionites portrayed as the True Prophet, then you are functioning in an Old Covenant Mode.  The scriptures were not written to teach you events that you must faithfully believe.  From a historical perspective, the vast majority of the text of the scriptures is neither accurate or even true -- and is an allegorical facade that is imbued with catalysts that connect the person you are in this world, with your Higher Soul-Self and ultimately the Indwelling Logos.  And this quasi-historical facade that is not historically accurate, is why Paul portrayed the scriptures as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14).  

In their original condition the Gospels contained important spiritual teachings and concepts that had the ability to open and develop the inward Intuitive spheres of mind -- enabling the seeker to begin to balance the outward-looking Linear spheres of mind with the inward-looking Intuitive spheres of mind -- in preparation for the seeker/disciple to employ the process of Anamnesis (The Innate Knowledge Of The Truth Of All Truths: http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#Innate ).  The Gospel account of Jesus states that the Kingdom is within you -- and it is therein that you must seek the Law of God as seen in the statement: “I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest” (Heb 8:10-11).  

The proper use of the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge (see http://KeyOfKnowledge.org ), enables the seeker to begin to connect with both their Inner True-Self -- and ultimately, the True Prophet at the Core and Essence of their Mind and Being -- and it is this inner connection that is the objective of the New Covenant Gospels (see The One Teacher http://BrotherOfJesus.org#TheOneTeacher ).   By developing the latent areas of mind, this prepares the seeker/believer to receive the Divine Manna of the Kingdom (see The Divine Manna - The foundation of the New Covenant http://BrotherOfJesus.org#NewCovenant ).   Therefore, the Gospels were not themselves the Word of God or the Divine Manna.   No one could read the Gospels and perceive the Divine Manna.  Why?  Because the Gospels were a text-book on the transformational changes that the seeker/disciple had to bring about in their own lives to begin to receive the Divine Manna that can only be imparted to a seeker in accord with their condition and ability to receive the Spiritual Nourishment (Knowledge) that can only be received directly from God (see At-Onement With The Logos/Son Of God http://BrotherOfJesus.org#AtOnement ).  But because modern man has permitted himself to become alienated from his True-Self, and Spiritually Disenfranchised by virtue of the rote programming of the Linear spheres of mind, the suppression of the Intuitive spheres of mind (see The Mental Cause Of Gender Violence), and the fact that the Churches have embraced the error of the Jews in throwing away the Key of Knowledge when reading and interpreting the scriptures, the whole of our thinking has been rendered mentally flat-lined.

 

  Orthodox Vs Gnostic Christianity: While the group who portrayed themselves as Orthodox Christians made no real effort to purify and transform their lower earthly nature -- thereby ignoring the words of Paul when he stated: "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5) -- they made no effort to seek the higher meaning of the Gospel teachings.  Because they failed to understand the higher reality of the Soul that evolves over the course of many unique lifetimes, they believed their only requirement was to believe in the ultimate king or ruler of the earth -- and were therefore shackled by a very carnal belief in the Mithriac sun-god who they saw as the salvation of the world.  In contradistinction, those who understood that the pre-existent Soul evolves over the course of many lifetimes -- in each life inheriting the deeds of their previous lives as stated in the words:  "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap" (Gal 6:7) -- they understood that each life presents the Soul with opportunities to spiritual advance to the goal stated by Jesus: "You, therefore, must be Perfect, as your Heavenly Father is Perfect" (Matt 5:48).   

The belief that the Soul only lives one life is representative of a Spiritual Red Line in the Sands of Life.  If you believe in the One-Life paradigm of the Soul, then there is no means to understand how mankind brings about and achieves evolutionary-perfection.  There is no means to understand the nature of good and evil -- or its higher purpose in the evolutionary-perfection of the Soul.  There is no means to understand why the conditions of life are so variable and different between persons.   Why are some people born with the potential to be a genus?  While others are of a lesser mind.   Why are some people born into a life of mental success?  While others have serious mental impairments.   Some people can be born into the worst conditions for development, and easily walk the path of success.  While others are born with the proverbial silver spoon in their life, and they are doomed to failure.   The Red Line that opens the mind to higher development and spiritual opportunity, is the understanding that the Soul evolves to Wholeness and Perfection over the course of many lives -- and in contradistinction to the common Eastern belief in reincarnation, each of these lives the Soul lives are UNIQUE as explored at Gospel Of Thomas Saying 84 - The Foundation Of The Soul And The Threefold Self http://GospelOfThomas.Nazirene.org#84

All intellectual limitations that keep the thinking of man anchored to the physical mundane realities of this world, are all based upon a mind-set that does not understand the higher reality of the Soul.  And this is equally true of the minds that has pursued the path of academia and science, as well as the paths of religion.    In the fields of academia, the Red Line is representative of the shackles of Scientism that suppressed the development of genuine Scientific inquiry (see Science Vs Scientism http://KnowThyself.Nazirene.org#ScienceVsScientism ) -- which opens the door to the higher understanding of the Soul.   And as history demonstrates, this same Red Line is the foundation of every form of heathenism, paganism and cultish religion (see The Mental-Shackles Of Faux-Science And Fallacious-Religion http://KnowThyself.Nazirene.org#MentalShackles ).          

Those whose thinking was locked into the dogma of the Orthodox Christians, not only rejected the teachings on the pre-existent Soul, but they edited, corrupted and suppressed these teachings in the Gospels.   On the pre-Nicene teaching on the pre-existent Soul, St. Jerome (340-420) wrote: “The doctrine of transmigration has been secretly taught from ancient times to small numbers of people, as a traditional truth which was not to be divulged”   Why was this teaching not divulged?   In the approximate year of 178 of our Common Era, Celsus, the Epicurean Philosopher and opponent of Christianity, published a rather embarrassing work in opposition to Christianity known as The True Word or Discourse, which portrayed the Church as a "secret system" which taught the elect the doctrine of the soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes, while teaching the unenlightened entry-level Christians the doctrine of Heaven and Hell.    It is said that this work was widely published and used by the Pagan world as an attack on the Church.   Seventy years after its publication The True Word was still so widely circulated, that the Church Father Origen was commissioned by St. Ambrosius to refute this attack by Celsus.   Among the official reply to Celsus by the Church is this teaching: "Is it not rational that souls should be introduced into bodies, in accordance with their merits and previous deeds, and that those who have used their bodies in doing the utmost possible good should have the right to bodies endowed with qualities superior to the bodies of others?... The soul, which is immaterial and invisible in its nature, exists in no material place without having a body suited to the nature of that place; accordingly, it at one time puts off one body, which was necessary before, but which is no longer adequate in its changed state, and it exchanges it for a second".   And in his famed work De Principiis the Church Father Origen explains: "The soul has neither beginning nor end... Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life.  Its place in this world as a vessel appointed to honor or dishonor is determined by its previous merits or demerits. Its work in this world determines its place in the world which is to follow this..."   This was the official position and doctrine of the Christianity prior to the take-over of the Church by the Emperor Constantine in the year 325AD.   And the teachings of Origen and the Church Fathers on the pre-existent soul were embraced by the more spiritually mature Christians, until being condemned by the Emperor Justinian in the year 553.   Because the Church since the Roman take-over has embraced the manmade doctrines of the Emperors who ruled over the Church and its accepted doctrines of belief, the faithful flock has remained entry-level and spiritually disenfranchised throughout the intervening centuries. 

Regarding these two groups of Christians, Smith and Wace's Dictionary of Christian Biography states: “We have no reason to think that the earliest Gnostics intended to found sects separated from the Church and called after their own names. Their disciples were to be Christians, elevated above the rest as acquainted with deeper mysteries, and called Gnostikoi because possessed of a Gnosis superior to the simple faith of the multitude… They also boasted to be in possession of genuine apostolical traditions, deriving their doctrines, some from St. Paul, others from St. Peter, and others again from Judas, Thomas, Philip, and Matthew. In addition moreover, to [this] secret doctrine which they professed to have received by oral tradition, they appealed also to alleged writings of the apostles themselves or their disciples”.

Under the heading of Gnosticism, the Encyclopedia Britannica states: “Among the majority of the followers of the movement, 'Gnosis' was understood not as meaning 'knowledge' or 'understanding', in our sense of the word, but 'revelation'. These little Gnostic sects and groups all lived in the conviction that they possessed a secret and mysterious knowledge, in no way accessible to those outside, which was not to be proved or propagated, but believed in by the initiated, and anxiously guarded as a secret. This knowledge of theirs was not based on reflection, on scientific inquiry and proof, but on revelation. It was derived directly from the times of primitive Christianity, from the Savior himself and from his disciples and friends, with whom they claimed to be connected by a secret tradition, or else from later prophets, of whom many sects boasted. It was laid down in wonderful mystic writings, which were in the possession of the various circles”.

The Apostle Paul wrote that the baptized entry-level believers at Corinth did not know the Gospel of God, and could not be taught the Mysteries and of the Kingdom, because they were too carnal to receive them.   Quoting the Being of Light web site ( http://BeingOfLight.com ):  Paul states: I will “...tell about the visions I've had, and revelations from the Lord. Fourteen years ago I was taken up to heaven for a visit. Don't ask me whether my body was there or just my spirit, for I don't know; only God can answer that. But anyway, there I was in paradise, and heard things so astounding that they are beyond a man's power to describe or put in words (and anyway I am not allowed to tell them to others)” (2 Cor 12:1-4 TLB).   What did Paul see and experience that was not only beyond natural man's ability to comprehend, but was not lawful to tell what he saw to others?  In the Martyrdom of Ignatius (first Century Overseer of Antioch), Ignatius speaks of himself as a disciple of John.  In his Epistle to the Ephesians he writes that he has been “initiated into the mysteries of the Gospel with Paul, the holy, the martyred”.  In his Epistle to the Trallaus he speaks of the mysteries and writes: “Might I not write to you things more full of mystery?  But I fear to do so, lest I should inflict injury on you who are babes.  Pardon me in this respect, lest, as not being able to receive their weighty import, ye should be strangled by them”.  Ignatius also writes that though he is aware of the mysteries, he is not yet “by any means perfect, nor am I such a disciple as Paul or Peter”.    What preacher of the gospel today warns his congregation that if he was to reveal the true teachings of the New Covenant -- the Gospel of God -- he would “inflict injury on you who are babes” in Christ?   What teaching of the Lord could a present-day preacher of the gospel reveal that the congregation of believers are not “able to receive their weighty import”?   If Ignatius or the other early Church Fathers who knew the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God were with us today, what profound mystery could they speak regarding the true teachings of Jesus that believers today would be “strangled by them”

This great dilemma that Paul wrote about -- and has been continually ignored by the majority of Christians throughout history -- was explained by Peter when his disciple Clement wrote his warning to believers: “…and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other”.   It is equally important to recognize the fact that we are not making reference to faith and beliefs -- but rather, to the sure Knowledge of all things that is imparted to the seeker/disciple directly into the Enlightened Mind of those who truly believe -- and this belief is demonstrated by the person's desire to fulfill the Law within themselves, as Jesus taught in the original teachings of TheWay.  

When Paul portrayed the Christians at Corinth as being yet too carnal to understand the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom, he in no wise suggested that they should remain in this carnal unenlightened state -- but rather, “go on to maturity” (Heb 6:1 NIV).   In making reference to the elementary teachings which Paul portrays as Christ crucified, Paul instructs: “Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment” (Heb 6:1-2 NIV).   Why did Paul say to leave the "...elementary teachings about Christ  ...faith in God" behind?   This is directly answered by the early Christian Church Father Clement of Alexandria who explains: “Faith is the foundation; knowledge the superstructure, by knowledge faith is perfected, for to know is more than to believe. Faith is a summary knowledge of urgent truths; knowledge a sure demonstration of what has been received through faith, being itself reared upon faith through the teachings of the Lord. Thus the Gnostic grasps the complete truth of all revelation from the beginning of the world to the end, piercing to the depths of scripture, of which the believer tastes the surface only. As a consequence of this intelligent sympathy with the Divine Will, the Gnostic becomes in perfect unity in himself, and as far as possible like God. Definite outward observances cease to have any value for one whose being is brought into abiding harmony with that which is eternal; he has no wants, no passions; he rests in the contemplation of God, which is and will be his unfailing blessedness ” (quoting Clement of Alexandria in Smith & Wace's Bible Dictionary).

When Clement portrays the Gnostic Christian as being in “…unity in himself”, and developing to where they have become “…like God” and “…brought into abiding harmony with that which is eternal”, it is at that time when the disciple becomes the True Christian by entering the final stage of spiritual development, and fulfills the biblical requirement as set forth by Jesus in the words: “You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matt 5:48 RSV).     Even our very own Bibles at one time more clearly taught this same concept.  In the third century 1 John 3:2 read somewhat differently than it does in our present translations.  Quoting from Origen’s Contra Celsum we read that “it doth not yet appear what we shall be; but we know that when He shall appear, we shall be like God, and shall see Him as He is”.  With regard to our becoming like God, Origen then writes regarding Matthew 5:48 that “...the virtue of man and of God is identical. And therefore we are taught to become ‘perfect,’ as our Father in heaven is perfect”.

The problem is that once the damage has been done, it is difficult to restore the purity and necessary framework of mind that would bring about success.    In the same way that would be impossible to revive a fetus that was torn from it's mothers womb, it is near impossible for a child who has been imbued with the mindset and the vices of our modern cultural lifestyle, to then reverse and heal the damage that has been inflicted upon him, and restore within himself the necessary mental foundation and necessary lifestyle environment that enables the person to tap into the Indwelling Logos.   Thus, from our modern cultural perspective, those who escape the abortionist that tears the fetus from their mother's  womb, rarely ever escape the abortionist of our culture of ignorance that robs the child of the life of it's soul.    In teaching the child to think and live in accord with our anti-Spiritual and anti-Gnostic culture, they become imbued with an Atheist mindset regardless of their profession of faith and belief in God. 

 

 

  The Scriptures As The Key Of Knowledge: While the Christians, like the Jews before them, look for the Kingdom to come outwardly upon the earth, the Gospel itself states that the Kingdom will never come upon the earth, because it is within you -- and it is therein that you must seek it: "And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God comes not with observation: Neither shall they say, See here! or, see there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:20-21).  If the words of Jesus are true -- and the Kingdom is within you -- then the question that Christians should be asking, is what each believer must do to enter the Kingdom?  The answer, according to Jesus, is the proper application of the scriptures when they are used as the Key of Knowledge by turning the scriptures within your own mind and being -- i.e., "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52). Thus, in understanding these words spoken to the Jews, the questions must be asked: How did the Pharisees and Jewish authorities "...hide the key to knowledge from the people"? Why did Jesus condemn the leaders of the Jews for failing to enter the Kingdom themselves? -- i.e., "...You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves"! And how did the religious leaders of the Jews "...prevent others from entering?" If the true purpose of the scriptures is as a guide and text book on how to enter the Kingdom within each of us, then not only the Jews, but also the modern Christians, are equally guilty of throwing away the Key of Knowledge -- and hiding the entrance to those seeking to enter the Kingdom.   

In further clarification, the TEV version of the this verse states: “How terrible for you teachers of the Law! You have kept the key that opens the door to the house of knowledge; you yourselves will not go in, and you stop those who are trying to go in!” (Luke 11:52 TEV). Thus, the scriptures when properly used, have the ability to "open the [inner] door to the House of Knowledge" -- and their outward interpretations whereby they seek the Kingdom to come outwardly (see The End Times - Armageddon/Rapture - The Coming Of The Kingdom http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org#EndTimes ), inhibits believers from "going in [the House of Knowledge]" -- and by teaching the people their outward/historical interpretations, the Jews inhibited the community of believers from entering the Hose of Knowledge -- thereby denying the people from inheriting not only their Ultimate Destiny, but denying them even the knowledge of their relationship to their Heavenly Father.

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

What is being presented to the congregation of believes is the conflict of the two paradigms of human consciousness -- i.e., (1) is the mind of an infant empty and in need of being taught by the teachers of this world?  Or, (2) is every infant born with an inner connection to the Source of all Truth and Life within the core essence of their own mind?  Thus, if what Jesus taught is true -- that each of us is the prodigal son or daughter who is presently dwelling in this, the Far Country -- and Eden's Gate and the entrance to the Kingdom is within the mind of every person, the the primary purpose of the Gospels is to convey to the flock of believes how to pass through Eden's Gate and gain entrance into the Kingdom.   And if we pose the question if this is what the Church has done?   Like the Pharisees who were in denial of Jesus' teachings, many Bible translations simply refuse to interpret Luke 17:21 correctly.  In analysis of this great biblical controversy, Robertson’s Word Pictures of the New Testament writes: “What Jesus says to the Pharisees is that they, as others, are to look for the kingdom of God within themselves, not in outward displays and supernatural manifestations. It is not a localized display ‘Here’ or ‘There.’ It is in this sense that in Luke 11:20 Jesus spoke of the kingdom of God as ‘come upon you,’ speaking to Pharisees”. The article then goes on to add that the only other instance of the Greek word “entos” being used in the New Testament, is at Matthew 23:26, where the Pharisees are told to clean “the inside of the cup”. Moreover, the Wescott and Hort Greek text, as well as most other authorities, render the translation of this word: “inside of you is”. Which means that the original teachings of TheWay was a system whereby the seeker/disciple takes the yoke of Messiah/Christ upon themselves -- picking up their own cross and travailing in TheWay -- which enables the disciple to enter through the "narrow gate" and dwell in the Kingdom, while still physically alive in the body -- overcoming the division of heaven and earth within the person -- i.e., the Lord commanded his followers to "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Matt 7:13-14). Because the Church threw away the Key of Knowledge, and adopted pagan dogmatic doctrines of belief, the Christian world sits idly complacent on the side of the "broad-way ...that leads to destruction" -- giving lip service and worshiping their brother, that they must themselves imitate, in order to enter into Life. And it was for this reason that the Adam Clark Commentary stated that if the original Gospel portrayal of the historical man Jesus was correct, that "...the whole Christian system is vain and baseless"!!! (see The Ten Words).

Did the Church teach and guide the congregation of believers through the "narrow strait" Edenic Gate into the Inner Kingdom?  Giordano Bruno was an Italian Dominican friar who taught the people the Original Gospel teachings.   In his acknowledgment of the Inner Kingdom, Bruno taught that "Within every man there is a soul-flame, kindled at the sun of thought, which lends us wings whereby we may approach the sun of knowledge."  And while this Inner Light of the Kingdom exists within all of mankind, the vast majority of people ignore and reject seeking the Inner Source as stated by Bruno: "The Divine Light is always in man, presenting itself to the senses and to the comprehension, but man rejects it."   Thus, like the Jews and Pharisees who threw away the Key of Knowledge, the Church not only rejected the witness of Giordano Bruno, but they burnt him at the stake for teaching against the Church dogma.  That the primary objective of the Gospel is to prepare and enable the seeker/disciple to enter the Kingdom which Jesus taught is within the Core and Essence of your own Mind and Being, is further demonstrated in Jesus' condemnation of the blind religious leaders as seen in the words: "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to" (Matt 23:13). Which means that the Kingdom of God is not something that will come if we wait for it -- but rather, it is a reality which man must seek and find and enter -- within he own mind, being and deeper levels of Consciousness.

  The Ebionite Heresy: Notice the reference in Jesus' words with respect to “How terrible for you teachers of the Law!  What Law is Jesus making reference to?   Was Jesus making reference to the Law of Moses?  With respect to the Ebionite followers and disciples of Jesus, it is a recorded fact of history that the Ebionites rejected the tenets and observation of the Law of Moses in the outward manner of the Jews -- i.e., quoting Epiphanius: The Ebionites "do not accept Moses' Pentateuch in its entirety; certain sayings they reject... stating Christ has revealed this to me, and will blespheme most of the legislation" (Panarion 30.18.7-9).   If the Ebionites  "...blesphemed most of the legislation" of the Mosaic Law,  then what Law did they observe and were faithful to?  Epiphanius then quotes the Gospel of the Ebionites/Hebrews where Jesus states: "I have come to destroy the sacrifices" (ibid. 30.16.5).   They were Observant of the Law -- but this was the Royal Law that is Spiritual.  The Law of Moses is an allegorical portrayal of the Higher Spiritual Law within each person's own mind and being.  And it is this Royal Laws that each of us must overcome in order to be nourished by the Divine Manna of the Kingdom that can only be imparted to those who travail in TheWay -- i.e.,  "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.  To him who overcomes, to him I will give of the hidden manna" (Rev 2:17).  This is the Royal Law that we each must overcome within our own mind, in order to become At-One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God (see http://BrotherOfJesus.org#AtOnement ).  And it is this Law that Jesus taught his Ebionite Nazirene disciples who walked and talked with him daily, to overcome in order to prepare their mind to receive the Divine Manna of the Kingdom.  That many of the Gentiles who called themselves Orthodox Christians rejected this crucial teaching, is the reason they caused themselves to be spiritually disenfranchised -- i.e.,  "My People Are Destroyed For Lack Of Knowledge Because You Have Rejected Knowledge, I Reject You..." (Hosea 4:6).  The Divine Manna is the fruit of the Tree of Life (see The Divine Manna - The Gospels - The foundation of the New Covenant http://BrotherOfJesus.org#NewCovenant ). 

There is an abiding truth that I can set before every Christian that is an undeniable fact that all faith-based believers must eventually confront -- i.e., as a believer, you have never so much as heard the position of the original followers of Jesus that has been labeled the Ebionite heresy.   Who were the Ebionites?  In the first century, all believers and followers of Jesus were known as Ebionites.  Thus, the early Church Authority Epiphanius writes that the name Ebionite "...was at first ...a common name for all" the original followers of Jesus (Epiphanius Adv. Haer., xxix. 1).  Yet today the name Ebionite is often portrayed as heresy.  Why?  If all the original followers of Jesus were Ebionites, as Epiphanius stated, then why are these earliest followers of Jesus portrayed as the heresy of the Ebionites?  Because the Church that evolved out of the Roman and Greek Gentiles had virtually nothing in common with the original Gospel teachings.   In fact, in the manner of the modern faith-based believers, the Church that evolved out of the body of Gentile believers totally rejected the core foundation of the New Covenant (see Old Vs New Covenants http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#OldVsNewCovenants ).  

Why were the Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus portrayed as heretics?  Because they maintained the need to fulfill the Law.   Which raises the question: Was this need to fulfill the Law something that Jesus taught?  What was the source of their position?  Thus Jesus said: "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matt 5:17-20).  Unlike the Gentiles who were pagan Mithraic sun-god worshippers (see Christ Before Jesus http://OriginalGospel.ebionite.com/#ChristBeforeJesus ), the Ebionite Nazirene Disciples of Jesus understood the spiritual meaning of the Law that the Gentiles were  blind to.  

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

“Much instruction may be had from seriously attending to the conduct, spirit, and question of this person.

1.      He came running (Mark 10:17), for he was deeply convinced of the importance of his business, and seriously determined to seek so as to find.

2.      He kneeled, or caught him by the knees, thus evidencing his humility, and addressing himself only to mercy. (See Matt. 17:14).

3.      He came in the spirit of a disciple, or scholar, desiring to be taught a matter of the utmost importance to him -- Good teacher.

4.      He came in the spirit of obedience; he had worked hard to no purpose, and he is still willing to work, provided he can have a prospect of succeeding -- What good thing shall I do?

5.      His question was the most interesting and important that any soul can ask of God -- How shall I be saved?

As was the case then, the question that was asked by this person remains valid in our own time -- i.e., in the words of the Adam Clark Commentary, the most “...important that any soul can ask of God -- How shall I be saved?”  

In view of the fact that modern Christianity basically teaches that the Law was nailed to the cross, and is not to be observed by Christians -- Jesus warned that "Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven" -- which means that the modern Church which rejects the observance of the Law as the heresy of the Original Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus taught, must be rejected as faux-followers of Jesus who "...shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven".  Further, Jesus taught the absolute need to observe the Law in the words: "...but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."   In the same way that the leaders of the Jews could not understand the words of Jesus -- i.e., -- "Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word" -- because the original Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus witnessed to the fact that Jesus became the Anointed Messiah/Christ, because he fulfilled the Law that the modern Christian does not at all understand -- and in their inability to  understand what I [Jesus]" taught, they "...cannot bear to hear my word"    

The original Words spoken by the Father to mankind when Jesus became the Lord's Anointed when he was baptized in the Jordan, was "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee"  (see http://TheTenWords.com ).  What this means is that on the day that Jesus was baptized, he became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) for the first time.  The Adam Clark Commentary with regard to the passage at Hebrews 1:5 which quotes the Original Words that God spoke to Mankind states that if this quotation which was used by Paul and is also confirmed in the Book of Acts is true with respect to the words spoken of Jesus, then “...the whole Christian system is vain and baseless".  In the Book of Acts the disciples witness to their own Anointing (Messiah/Christ) in the words: "And now we proclaim to you the good news: What God promised our fathers He has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus. As it is written in the second Psalm: ‘You are My Son; today I have become Your Father’" (Acts 32-33).   These sacred words spoken by God to mankind were not only true of our elder brother Jesus, but are true of all of mankind.  The objective of the Gospels is for all the prodigal sons and daughters to become a Congregation of Holy and Anointed people who are taught directly by the Indwelling Logos/Son of God.  The true followers of Jesus must turn away from the ways and thinking of this world as stated: "Therefore, Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you" (2 Cor 6:17).  Why is it important for the follower of Jesus and the New Covenant to "...be separate, [AND] ...Touch no unclean thing"?  Because the core of the New Covenant teachings was to prepare the mind of the believer to be taught directly by the One Teacher as stated: "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God'" (John 6:45 see The One Teacher http://BrotherOfJesus.org#TheOneTeacher ).    And thus, when the Church corrupted the Words spoken directly to mankind by God, the congregation of believers were cast into a Spiritual Diaspora which they have yet to emerge out of.  

If Jesus as a man -- i.e., our brother -- by living the Consecrated Life in TheWay, Jesus became At-One With The Indwelling Logos/Son Of God http://BrotherOfJesus.org#AtOnement , then only those who pick up their own cross and travail in TheWay that Jesus taught -- thereby fulfilling the Royal Spiritual Law -- can expect to inherit the Promise of the Gospels.  That the original Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus remained totally faithful to the Gospel teachings when they taught the need to fulfill the Royal Spiritual Law, confirms the fact that the man-made doctrines of the modern Church have virtually nothing in common with the Original Gospel teachings.   If, as the very words of God spoken to mankind stated, that Jesus became the Messiah (Anointed/Christ) and Son of God by living the necessary Consecrated Life that enabled him to fulfill the Law within himself, then the truth of the Gospel is found in the witness of the Ebionites who held firmly to the position that Jesus "...was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity" (see Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).   When the Ebionite Nazirenes  make reference to the Law, this very much includes the Laws of Creation as portrayed in the words "...the designs/laws found throughout Nature and all of Creation".    That the historical man Jesus became the pattern for all of mankind portrayed as the lost prodigal sons, because of his success in overcoming the Laws of consciousness and being within himself, enabling him as the first of the prodigal sons to return and be restored to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination, is demonstrated in the words: "He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ..."   And this confirms this statement with respect to the true potential of all of mankind that Jesus taught, as demonstrated in the words of Hippolytus when he wrote that they believed that when anyone "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs" (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34 ).   And this is especially demonstrated in the words of Edward Gibbon with respect to the original meaning of the Gospel before being edited and corrupted, where it was stated that the Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus who walked with him daily -- talked and learned about God and the meaning of Life directly from Jesus -- that he was in “...supernatural union of a man and God... In their eyes, Jesus of Nazareth was a mere mortal, the legitimate son of Joseph and Mary: but he was the best and wisest of the human race, selected as the worthy instrument to restore upon earth the worship of the true and supreme Deity. When he was baptized in the Jordan, the Christ, the first of the aeons, the Son of God himself, descended on Jesus in the form of a dove, to inhabit his mind, and direct his actions during the allotted period of his ministry” (Gibbon; The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.4, P.366).  And this is why Jesus taught that he was our brother -- i.e., "Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'" (John 20:17).  In the same way that Jesus became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by evolving to a state of spiritual maturity over the course of many lifetimes, so too was the original disciples with him over the course of these previous lifetimes -- and each of the core disciples were themselves highly evolved spiritual souls who entered into that life to support the historical man Jesus in his quest to fulfill the Law within himself, and evolve to a state of Spiritual Completion.

It was the living of the necessary Consecrated Life that Jesus ordained, and the seeking of the Kingdom within, that enabled the historical man Jesus to become the Messiah, and At-One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God -- a path and teachings that the modern Church totally rejects based upon the doctrine of faith apart from one's actions which was instituted by Martin Luther.   And the reality that Jesus, the man, became the Anointed, and At-One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God, is especially demonstrated in the words of Edward Gibbon with respect to the original position of the Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus that he was in “...supernatural union of a man and God... ...the Christ, the first of the aeons, the Son of God himself, descended on Jesus in the form of a dove, to inhabit his mind, and direct his actions during the allotted period of his ministry” (Gibbon; The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.4, P.366).  

What Jesus taught and revealed to his disciples with regard to who he was, is exactly what was stated by Peter after he was himself totally enlightened by the Holy Spirit: “Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know” (Acts 2:22).   Where did Peter get the notion that Jesus was a man -- a man "accredited by God" -- a man that God performed miracles, wonders and signs  "...which God did among you through him"?   Didn’t Jesus himself say that “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself...” (John 5:19);   “The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works” (John 14:10); “I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me” (John 5:30); “...I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him” (John 8:28-29); “for the works which the Father has given Me to finish -- the very works that I do -- bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me” (John 5:36). 

With respect to the Ebionite Nazirene followers and disciples that the modern Church portrays as heretics today: “I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You” (John 17:6-7).  In order to be a true follower of Jesus, you must not only believe his original Gospel teachings, but you must embrace the same Inward path that he taught to follow.   The Gospels were therefore designed to be used as the Key of Knowledge that unlocks the inner "narrow strait" Gate of Eden within the mind of the sincere seeker (see The Application Of The Key Of Knowledge http://KeyOfKnowledge.org#ApplicationOfTheKeyOfKnowledge ).  Therefore, the Gospels which were written by Ebionites who authored the scriptures to be used in a New Covenant Mode and Mindset to bring about the necessary Inner Journey, was totally rejected by the Gentile Church.   The Ebionite followers and disciples who walked and spoke to the man Jesus daily, witnessed to the fact that Jesus became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) at his baptism in the Jordan when the voice of the Father proclaimed: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee"  (see http://TheTenWords.com ).  What this means is that on the day that Jesus was baptized, he became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) for the first time.  The Adam Clark Commentary with regard to the passage at Hebrews 1:5 which quotes the Original Words that God spoke to Mankind states that if this quotation which was used by Paul and is also confirmed in the Book of Acts is true with respect to the words spoken of Jesus, then “...the whole Christian system is vain and baseless".  In the Book of Acts the disciples witness to their own Anointing (Messiah/Christ) in the words: "And now we proclaim to you the good news: What God promised our fathers He has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus. As it is written in the second Psalm: ‘You are My Son; today I have become Your Father’" (Acts 32-33).   These sacred words spoken by God to mankind were not only true of our brother Jesus, but are true of all of mankind.  The objective of the Gospels is for all the prodigal sons and daughters to become a Congregation of Holy and Anointed people who are able to tap into the Inner Source of Light and Knowledge, and be taught directly by the Indwelling Logos/Son of God.  Therefore, the true followers of Jesus must turn away from the ways and thinking of this world as stated: "Therefore, Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you" (2 Cor 6:17).  Why is it important for the follower of Jesus and the New Covenant to "...be separate, [AND] ...Touch no unclean thing"?  Because the core of the New Covenant teachings was to prepare the mind of the believer to be taught directly by the One Teacher as stated: "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God'" (John 6:45 see The One Teacher http://BrotherOfJesus.org#TheOneTeacher ).    And thus, when the Church corrupted the Words spoken directly to mankind by God, the congregation of believers were cast into a Spiritual Diaspora which they have yet to emerge out of.  

What is the evidence that the above is the true Words that God spoke to mankind?  In addition to the most ancient copies of the Gospels, this wording which reflected the original non-corrupted Words of God to Mankind is found in the writings of six (6) pre-Nicene Church Fathers who copied the statements of God into their own writings (see The Gentile Church Witness).  What this means is that what the original pre-Nicene Gospels therefore stated was that Jesus was a holy man who became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) at his baptism in the Jordan river.  And the fact that the copies of the scriptures that were used prior to the fourth century by the Church Fathers reflect the original words of God, demonstrate that it was the Roman Emperor Constantine who was himself a Mithraic sun-worshipper, demanded that the words spoken by God to mankind be changed to make them reflect the doctrines of Mithraism (see The Emergence Of Mithraic Christianity http://CausalFactor.Nazirene.org#MithraicChristianity ).  Constantine believed that Jesus was the latest incarnation of the Mithraic sun-god, and that the original disciples of Jesus and the Spiritual Christians were wrong. 

In order to enable the Congregation of believers to prove and confirm that the Mithraic-pagan infused doctrines of the Church was not true, the Hand of God moved and we were provided the witness of the The Essenes And The Dead Sea Scrolls http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#Essene .  With respect to the teachings of the pre-Nicene Church in the time-frame of late first to early second century, theologian R.M. Grant writes: "the basic concern... is with ethics, Jewish ethics… indeed the moral teaching.. is so Jewish, and so similar to that of some of the Dead Sea Scrolls, that a modern scholar has argued that… [it] cannot possibly represent the mainstream of Roman Christianity in his time. Moreover, his theology, such as it is, is thoroughly Jewish… Presumably the coming of the Spirit made Jesus become Jesus Christ” (Gnosticism and Early Christianity by R.M. Grant).  And this fact is confirmed in what is portrayed as the most popular scripture that was used by the Gentile followers of Jesus that would be deemed heresy today.  In the introduction of the early Christian writing known as the Shepard of Hermas, it is written: “The Pastor of Hermas was one of the most popular books, if not the most popular book, in the Christian Church during the second, third, and fourth centuries..."   A. D. Howell-Smith writes concerning the Shepherd of Hermas (Jesus Not a Myth, pp.120-121): "The Shepherd of Hermas, a strange allegory written sometime in the second century, had a great vogue in orthodox circles and was even included in some copies of the New Testament (it is found in the Sinaitic Codex). The theology of the Church must have been very elastic at a time when such a book could enjoy popularity and implicit, if not explicit, ecclesiastical sanction...  The Shepherd speaks of a Son of God; but this Son of God is distinguished from Jesus. 'That Holy Spirit which was created first of all, God placed in a body, in which it should dwell, in a chosen body, as it pleased him.' This is Martini's translation. F. C. Conybeare renders the passage: 'God made His Holy Spirit, which pre-existed and created all creation, to enter and dwell in the flesh which He approved.' In this text the Holy Spirit appears to be a divine substance. But we must not suspect Patripassionism. The 'flesh' is spoken of as a person who 'walked as pleased God, because it was not polluted on earth.' 'God, therefore, took into counsel the Son and the angels in their glory, to the end that this flesh might furnish, as it were, a place of tabernacling (for the Spirit), and might not seem to have lost the reward of its service. For all flesh shall receive the reward which shall be found without stain or spot, and in it the Holy Spirit shall have its home.' This passage appears to make the 'tabernacling' of the Holy Spirit in Jesus a reward for the purity of his life. Jesus then becomes divine through the power of God, after consultation with the Son of God, who elsewhere in The Shepherd is identified with the Holy Spirit. 'The most venerable angel,' 'the glorious angel,' 'the holy angel' are titles that Hermas gives to Jesus in his allegory; but it is understood that the angelic status of Jesus is not his by nature. His labours on earth to save and to cleanse have gained him a co-inheritance with the Holy Spirit, God's primary Son, so that Jesus now is the second Son of God."

We can ascertain the original Gospel teachings where the words spoken by God to mankind were changed and corrupted by the fourth century Church in the above statement pertaining to the Shepherd Of Hermas (see http://nazirene.org/shepherd_of_hermas.htm ): "The Shepherd speaks of a Son of God; but this Son of God is distinguished from Jesus.  ...This passage appears to make the 'tabernacling' of the Holy Spirit in Jesus a reward for the purity of his life. Jesus then becomes divine through the power of God, after consultation with the Son of God, who elsewhere in The Shepherd is identified with the Holy Spirit."  Because the historical man Jesus fulfilled the Royal Law within his own mind and being, he was able to enter into a Coverture-Union with the Logod/Son of God (see Coverture-Marriage - Was Jesus God? http://BrotherOfJesus.org#CovertureMarriage ).  That the Son of God and Jesus were separate, is well represented in the original teachings of the Ebionite/Nazirene disciples -- as demonstrated in the teaching that Jesus became the Messiah/Christ through a “supernatural union of a man and God... In their eyes, Jesus of Nazareth was a mere mortal, the legitimate son of Joseph and Mary: but he was the best and wisest of the human race, selected as the worthy instrument to restore upon earth the worship of the true and supreme Deity. When he was baptized in the Jordan, the Christ, the first of the aeons, the Son of God himself, descended on Jesus in the form of a dove, to inhabit his mind, and direct his actions during the allotted period of his ministry” (Gibbon; The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.4, P.366).

Just as important to the modern believer is the above statement quoting the Shepherd of Hermas: "...For all flesh shall receive the reward which shall be found without stain or spot, and in it the Holy Spirit shall have its home."   Is this representative of the Original teachings of Jesus?  What did Jesus say: "But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46).   "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'" (Matt 7:21-23).    

Quoting from The Enigma Of The Shepherd Of Hermas: Even though it is said of the Shepherd of Hermas that it was "...the most popular books, if not the most popular book, in the Christian Church during the second, third, and fourth centuries...", it remains unknown to the modern Church. Why? Why was the book that is representative of the core Gospel of the earliest Church, no longer is use today? Because while Hermas reflected the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay, it would be deemed heresy by the modern Church. And when rightly understood, the fact of the matter is that it is impossible for the modern believer, critic, biblical expert or scholar to in any manner understand the message that Hermas bears. Which means that if the Shepherd of Hermas was indeed the most popular scripture in the Gentile Church over the first three centuries, then it can rightly be stated that the modern Church has virtually nothing in common with the pre-Nicene Gentile Church. And when it is recognized that the Original Jewish segment of the Church who were known as Ebionite and Nazirenes have all been rejected and condemned as heretics, then we can rightly state that the modern Church has virtually nothing in common with the essence of Original Gospel teachings -- and more importantly, the Original Gospel Objectives.  But to the spiritual demise of the faith-based modern believers, the Church has continued to totally ignored the historical facts and truths that was given unto them.  As just one example of the facts that have been confirmed, is the witness of  Prof. John Allegro who was quoted as saying that what has been revealed in the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls is a great amount of overwhelming evidence that ...may upset a great many basic teachings of the Christian Church. This in turn would greatly upset many Christian Theologians and believers. The heart of the matter is, in fact, the source and originality of Christian doctrine” (August 1966 issue of Harpers Magazine). What all the many recent archaeological discoveries have confirmed and demonstrated is that Prof. Allegro was correct in his assertion that our modern-day understanding of “the source and originality of Christian doctrine” is defective -- and the doctrines of the modern Church have virtually nothing in common with the Original Gospel teachings (see http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com ). 

 

  Entering Eden's Gate Within: When Jesus taught his disciples to "Enter through the narrow gate", before you can enter the Gate of Eden and return to the Kingdom, you must first know where to look and how to find it.   The Jews and the Pharisees were looking for the Kingdom, and they were seduced by the Devil to look outwardly for it to come upon the Earth.  Therefore, if you are looking and seeking in the wrong direction, then you will be among those who fail to find Eden's Gate -- i.e., ...But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Matt 7:13-14).   Which of course can also be stated in the words: "You have kept the key that opens the door to the house of knowledge; you yourselves will not go in, and you stop those who are trying to go in!” (Luke 11:52 TEV).  In the Epistle of Peter to James it is warned that if the esoteric body of knowledge of how the Gospels must be used as the Key of Knowledge is thrown away or lost, that  "...it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error" -- and the prediction by the Apostle Peter has been confirmed as true.  As blind guides that led the people in the wrong direction -- looking for the Kingdom to come outwardly instead of within the body and mind of the believer the modern clergy and Church authorities interpret the scriptures in the same exact manner as the Pharisees, which has caused the modern believer to remain banished in this, the Far Country. 

Where the plight of mankind is portrayed in the statement: "Therefore the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken" (Gen 3:23), the Force and Barrier that causes man to wander in this, the "Outer Darkness" of what is portrayed as the Far Country in the parable of the prodigal son, inhibits mankind from returning to his True Home and Source of Being in the Edenic Kingdom of their Heavenly Father.  In the plight of mankind in this, the Far Country, the Natural Laws of Creation place a barrier between this world and the Kingdom that Jesus taught is within us, as declared in the statement: "So He drove out the man and stationed cherubim to the east of the Garden of Eden, with a whirling sword of flame to guard the way to the tree of life" (Gen 3:24).  BUT, when the Gospels are used as the Key of Knowledge as designed by the Ebionite authors, mankind as the lost prodigal sons and daughters can safely pass through the  inner  "narrow strait gate" that enables the seeker safe passage by the "cherubim" who guard the Tree of Life with their "whirling sword of flame", and allow entrance to the Edenic Kingdom within.  Jesus declared to his followers: "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Matt 7:13-14 NIV).    Because the Church threw away the Key of Knowledge, and adopted pagan dogmatic doctrines of belief, the Christian world sits idly complacent on the side of the "broad-way  ...that leads to destruction."   When Jesus commanded those who would be his followers: “And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matt 10:38-39) -- it will remain virtually impossible for you to enter through the "narrow strait gate" within you, without using the Gospels as the Key of Knowledge that enables you to pass by the "cherubim" who guard the Tree of Life with their "whirling sword of flame" -- thereby escaping the "outer darkness" of this, the Far Country -- and gain entrance to the Edenic Kingdom within you (see The Application Of The Key Of Knowledge http://KeyOfKnowledge.org#ApplicationOfTheKeyOfKnowledge ).  "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52).  Thus, in understanding these words spoken to the Pharisees, the questions must be asked: How did the Pharisees and Jewish authorities "...hide the key to knowledge from the people"?   Why did Jesus condemn the leaders of the Jews for failing to enter the Kingdom themselves? -- i.e., "...You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves"!   And how did the religious leaders of the Jews "...prevent others from entering?"   In further clarification, the TEV version of the this verse states: “How terrible for you teachers of the Law! You have kept the key that opens the door to the house of knowledge; you yourselves will not go in, and you stop those who are trying to go in!” (Luke 11:52 TEV).  

What the above means is that if you fail to utilize the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge -- turning them within your own mind in order to open the "narrow strait gate" within you -- thereby enabling you to acquire the Power and Ability to safely pass by the "cherubim" who guard the Tree of Life with what is allegorically portrayed as their "whirling sword of flame", then you are not a follower of Jesus and the New Covenant.   The author and visionary Philip K. Dick was able to recall his Soul's previous life in the first century where he lived as an original follower of Jesus.  He also wrote with respect to the original disciples of Jesus that:  "Christ ...taught his followers how to enter the kingdom while still alive, where other mystery religions only bring about amnesis: knowledge of it at the 'other time' in 'the other realm,' not here.  He causes it to come here, and is the living agency to the Sole Good God (i.e. the Logos)."    This is true -- and that the original Gospel message was to develop the mind through the transformative process of expansion and deepening of consciousness, and then enable the disciple of TheWay to gain entrance into the Inner Kingdom, is easily demonstrated in the above quotations on the proper use of the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge. 

The objective of Mystery religions is to acquire what Philip K. Dick portrays above at the ability to bring about amnesis, which can be defined as observing through meditation in the manner of the traditional monk.  BUT, as Philip K. Dick confirms what is presented in the Gospel teachings, Jesus taught his followers how to enter the Kingdom -- and through the Anointing (Messiah/Christ) of the Mind, enabling his disciples to be taught directly from the One and Only Teacher that Jesus instructed his followers to seek out and learn from (see The One Teacher http://BrotherOfJesus.org#TheOneTeacher ).   Few modern believers even understand the foundation of The New Covenant -- i.e., "For this is the covenant that I will make ...says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.  None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them" (Heb 8:10-11).  Yet, the Christian world has rejected the very foundation of the New Covenant by virtue of countless teachers, Bible Commentaries, a mass of Bible interpretations  and the adoption of man-made dogma that inhibits the believer's mental development and spiritual advancement.  Thus, the reality of the words of Isaiah have enveloped the modern faith-based believers in the quagmire of their own self-imposed spiritual shackles: "For they that lead this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed" (Isa 9:6).    And when rightly understood, the resounding truth is that the modern believers have chosen tradition and man-made dogma over the Knowledge of the Original Teachings associated with the New Covenant -- i.e., "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee..." (Hos 4:6).  

In the Epistle of Peter to James it is warned that if the esoteric body of knowledge of how the Gospels must be used as the Key of Knowledge is thrown away or lost, that  "...it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error" -- and the prediction by the Apostle Peter has been confirmed as true.  As blind guides that led the people in the wrong direction -- looking for the Kingdom to come outwardly instead of within the body and mind of the believer -- the Gospel account of Jesus portrayed the Pharisees as the "spawn of the devil" -- i.e, "Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word"  As to why the Jews could not understand spiritual teachings and concepts, Jesus explained: "You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out his desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, because he is a liar and the father of lies" (John 8:43-44).  That the modern clergy and Church authorities interpret the scriptures in the same manner as the Pharisees, has caused the modern believer to remain banished in this, the Far Country.  Which provokes the question: What makes the theological and spiritual positions of what is portrayed as the Ebionites heresy by the Church?  Because they learned and were taught by Jesus how to apply the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge and gain entrance to the Inner Kingdom -- how to fulfill the Laws that guard the Tree of Life in the manner of a  "whirling sword of flame" -- the Ebionites were condemned as heretics.  Why?  Because the Ebionites confirmed the statement in the Gospels of the fate of those who throw away the Key of Knowledge -- i.e., "you do not understand what I say? ...because you cannot bear to hear my word".  Why?  Because those who reject and condemn the knowledge of the proper use of the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge, remain lost and incapable of hearing and understanding the Sacred Body of Knowledge that could only be revealed to those who made themselves into the "good ground" that is portrayed in the parable of the Sower and the Seed ( http://Messianic.Nazirene.org/sower_seed.html ) -- “Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand” (Mark 4:11-12).  Why did Jesus portray some people as "...seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand”?  What Jesus said was that, unless certain transformative requirements are fulfilled by a person, they will see, but remain blind and unable to understand with any depth of what they are seeing.  And this is verified by Paul when he stated to the Corinthians who he had himself taught what he portrayed as the (quasi-historical) "traditions" of the Gospel that, "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3).  Paul was stating that it was not a matter of teaching or instruction -- but rather, of the "natural" mind of man evolving beyond man's organic limitations, that would raise them up to a level of higher spiritual maturity.  And this is why the Church Father Origen who was portrayed as the greatest teacher second only to the Apostles stated of the physical resurrection that it was preached in the Churches… for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief” (see Contra Celsum).   Why?  Because of their untransformed carnal condition of mind and being, this allegorical portrayal of the Final Stage of Birth was all that the faith-based believers were capable of comprehending.   

Everything you have heard or been told about the beliefs of those who Jesus personally taught is based upon partisan ignorance of the source.  In view of the fact that all the modern knowledge about the Ebionites has been drawn from their opponents and detractors who were themselves blind guides who threw away the Key of Knowledge, you have never heard the explanation from the Ebionites as to their use and positions on the scriptures, and why they held and embraced the spiritual positions that they did.  While the Dead Sea Scrolls have revealed that the Essenes were the foundation of the New Covenant Gospel teachings, the Ebionite Nazirenes came into existence as a direct result of the influence and teachings of Jesus.  And even more important is the fact that the opponents of the Ebionites, was based upon Greek and Roman detractors.   Which not only confirms the fact that those of whom it was stated that, while "...seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand”, were the ones who condemned the Ebionties as gnostic heretics.  And to their own spiritual defeat, the modern Christian has embraced their blind dogmatic ramblings, hook, line and sinker.   

The word Ebionite means the "poor ones", which portrays a people who are separate and set aside from the thinking and lifestyle of this world.  Therefore, they are the "set apart" ones who are the "poor" to the ways and thinking of this world.  Quoting the Gospel of the Nazirenes: "Blessed in spirit are the poor, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven".  Which is the basis of the requirement to be "in the world and not of it" -- i.e., if a seeker/disciple has gained entrance through the "narrow strait gate" -- and has fulfilled Laws personified as the "cherubim" who guard the Tree of Life with their "whirling sword of flame", and allow entrance to the Edenic Kingdom within -- then it can easily be said of these faithful followers of Jesus that the are "in the world and not of it".    "Then I heard another voice from heaven say: 'Come out of her, my people,' so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues" (Rev 18:4).  With respect to the question as to how "set apart" were the original Ebionite followers and disciples of Jesus?  The historian Edward Gibbon writes that the original Ebionite Nazirene followers of Jesus were “…rejected from one religion as apostates, and from the other as heretics” (Gibbon: Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, v.1, p.416).  Being rejected by both Jews and Christians alike, the fate of the original followers of Jesus who walked and talked with him daily during his earthly ministry, can be summed up in the words of Jesus that: "They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God" (John 16:2).  Thus, neither Judaism or modern Christianity has anything in common with the original teachings of Jesus.

Regardless of the fact that it was the Ebionite Nazirenes who walked and talked daily with the man Jesus during his earthly ministry, the congregation of modern faith-based believers have been denied access to the witness of the Ebionites.   From the perspective of the Roman Church, the Ebionites who were the only people who actually engaged in important conversations with the man Jesus, were "...apostates, and ...heretics” who totally rejected the wisdom and doctrines embraced by those secular leaders of the very worldly Church of Pagan Rome.   Which raises the question: How could the doctrines of a Church that was totally immersed in the man-made pagan thinking of this world, even begin to understand the higher spiritual concepts and realities of a community of seekers who were not only totally "set apart" from the thinking of this world, but whose minds were opened and Anointed by the Holy Spirit?  When Prof. John Allegro who was quoted as saying that what was revealed in the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls is a great amount of overwhelming evidence that “...may upset a great many basic teachings of the Christian Church.   This in turn would greatly upset many Christian Theologians and believers.   The heart of the matter is, in fact, the source and originality of Christian doctrine” (August 1966 issue of Harpers Magazine), he was warning the faith-based believers that the doctrines of Pagan Rome which are presently the foundation of the Church and modern Christianity, have virtually nothing in common with the Original Gospel teachings of the man Jesus and the Essene Ebionite Source of these teachings.  And in confirmation of the foregoing statement of Prof. Allegro, it was confirmed by A. Powell Davies that: “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” (quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls).   Yet, because neither the faith-based believers or the modern theologians possessed any understanding of the Ebionite Nazirenes who were hunted down by the Gentile Church and silenced, the man-made doctrines of the Church are based upon the worship of the sun-god Mithra.    

Why is it stated in the scriptures that a sincere seeker of Truth had to be "set apart" -- i.e., a "poor one" (Ebionite) -- who is totally detached from the thinking and lifestyle of this world?  Why are those attached to the thinking of this world portrayed as: "For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it".  Why are those who throw away the Key of Knowledge portrayed as blind guides who are the "spawn of the devil"?  And why is the Sacred Knowledge of Jesus as taught to his Ebionite followers and disciples of how the scriptures must be used as the Key of Knowledge, condemned as "gnostic heretics"

One of the primary plagues noted in the quotation drawn from the Revelation -- i.e., "...so that you will not receive any of her plagues" -- is the plague of abject spiritual ignorance -- which is a reality that the Church has brought upon itself.  The true followers of Jesus must turn away from the ways and thinking of this world as stated: "Therefore, Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you" (2 Cor 6:17).  Why is it important for the follower of Jesus and the New Covenant to "...be separate, [AND] ...Touch no unclean thing"?  Because the core of the New Covenant teachings was to prepare the mind of the believer to be taught directly by the One Teacher as stated: "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God'" (John 6:45 see The One Teacher http://BrotherOfJesus.org#TheOneTeacher ).  And in confirmation of this fact, the Apostle Peter who is quoted in the Homilies of his disciple Clement where he warns the followers of the Gospel to reject all human interpretations of the scriptures -- i.e., "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without".  Which means that every Christian sect that is based upon doctrines that rely upon a human interpretation of the scriptures, is leading the congregation of believers in the wrong direction. 

Why would the Apostle Peter reject a human interpretation of the scriptures?  Because the scriptures are not designed to teach you -- but to open your mind to an enlightened higher understanding by employing embedded catalysts that have the ability to connect the person you are in this world with your own Higher Mind and enable you to begin to be taught directly by the Indwelling Logos/Son of God.  Wherein the answer to the equation of achieving an enlightened perceptive-understanding is found in the statement in the Gospel of Luke with respect to the opening of the mind of the disciples in order to enable them to understand the true spiritual meaning of the written text of the scriptures: "Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures" (Luke 24:45).  Unless the believers spiritual eyes and understanding is opened and enlightened, they will remain unable to comprehend the higher reality of the Soul and the Kingdom of God.  This is is because a higher enlightened understanding can only be accomplished by opening the "eyes of the heart" -- often referenced in the words: "eyes to see" -- as seen in the reality of mankind portrayed in the Gospel: "For this people’s heart has grown callous; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn, and I would heal them’" (Matt 13:15).   Therefore, unless the believer has set themselves apart from the spiritually disenfranchised thinking and mindset of this world, they will remain unable to comprehend the spiritual meaning of the Gospels.  And in verification of this human reality, the second century Christian Bishop Valentinius quoted Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians when he made reference to Gnosis Kardias -- or, the enlightened eyes of the heart -- i.e.,   "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints" (Eph 1:18).   And that Paul wanted -- but could not -- speak about the Mystery and Spiritual meaning of the Gospel that remains beyond organic understanding to the Ephesians -- and could not because of their inherent human blindness that has victimized them since birth -- is the reason he portrayed himself as an ambassador in bonds: "And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak" (see Eph 6:19-20). 

One may ask: Isn't the scriptures composed in order to teach the person what they need to know?  Contrary to the position of modern believers and biblical scholars alike, the answer is NO !!!  The scriptures are not historical accounts -- but rather, the scriptures are accounts of the mind that employ allegorical catalysts designed to develop the innate attributes of the believers mind that enables them to begin to tap into the indwelling True Prophet (a.k.a. Logos/Son of God).  Quoting from The Cosmology Of The Gospels http://GospelCosmology.Ebionite.com : When rightly understood, the Gospels are not historical accounts -- but rather, possess embedded allegorical catalysts that use the equation of the symbolism to bring about the transformational mental-expansion and spiritual-deepening that evolves the mind to levels of Wholeness and Completion.  In order for the equation of development to properly function, the embedded symbols and catalysts must be presented in a useable form that can be embraced in the daily lives of the "babes in Christ" that Paul warns are incomprehensible to man's organic embryonic consciousness.   Therefore, the Gospels were intentionally created with an historical facade that could be intimately embraced by individuals and groups of serious seekers.   Without the historical facade of the literal text of the scriptures that Paul portrays as "Jewish folktales" (Titus 1:14), the crucial equation of development could not be put into place where the symbols and catalysts were able to properly function in the development of the mind of the seeker.  

What this means is that the truth is not in the literal allegorical symbolism of the text of the scriptures -- which symbolism is designed to develop and connect the person we are in this world with our Higher Inner Self -- and ultimately, the indwelling Logos/Son of God that is the One Teacher that the Gospels command to seek out (see The One Teacher http://BrotherOfJesus.org#TheOneTeacher ).  In understanding this biblical reality, the pre-Nicene Church Father Origen portrayed the literal text of the scriptures as basically "worthless" -- i.e., “Scripture contains an unhistorical element in-woven with the history, in order that the worthlessness of the latter may drive us to seek the spiritual meaning” (Origen quoted under Origen Adamntius; The Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics).  Further explaining in De Principiis that: “Where the word found that things done according to the history could be adapted to these mystical senses, he made use of them concealing from the multitude the deeper meaning; but where in the narrative of the development of super-sensual things, there did not follow the performance of those certain events which were already indicated by the mystical meaning, the scripture interwove in the history the account of some event that did not take place, sometimes what could not have happened; sometimes what could but did not.”  And that the spiritual meaning is not found in the literal text, is why Paul portrayed the scriptures as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14). 

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 The Modern Franken-Culture: A Franken-Culture can be defined as a cultural-environment that perpetually leads everyone in the wrong direction.  A Franken-Culture can be portrayed as a culture that does more to alienate each person from their own Higher Self, than to in any measure to assist in each person's acquisition of self-knowledge.  In fact, virtually every aspect of our modern culture is functioning on a gravely flawed empty-mind paradigm of human consciousness (see The Empty And Full Mind Paradigms Of Life  http://CausalFactor.Nazirene.org#EmptyFullMindParadigms ), and does more to alienate mankind from the reality of their Higher True-Self -- and as a cultural-pox, it is this self-ignorance that is responsible for the evil-plague that envelops our culture in self-ignorance. 

Modern cutting-edge science has proven that this world is a shadow-realm of a higher reality that is beyond the vision of man to perceive with clarity.  And when rightly understood, what modern science has proven, is the validity of the wisdom of the mystics who have long portrayed this world as an illusion -- and in the example of Plato's Cave, a shadow-realm that is an incomplete reflection of man's higher Soul-Reality.  Yet, Academia which is based upon the incomplete defective framework of faux-science known as Scientism (see Science Vs Scientism http://KnowThyself.Nazirene.org#ScienceVsScientism ) continues to perpetuate the very cause of self-ignorance.  Scientism is defined as "...an ideology that promotes science as the only objective means by which society should determine normative and epistemological values" (see Wikipedia).   In the article Science versus Scientism it is stated: "Scientism is a dogmatic ideology which presumes that 'science,' in the narrower sense of the word, has the answers to all questions. For believers in scientism the claims of metaphysics are invalid and have no bearing on reality. The physical cosmos is all there is. There is nothing but three dimensions (or four if we include time as a dimension) which are perceived with our five senses. This is all there is and this is therefore all that is worth studying."   Scientism excludes and ignores whatever is not three-dimensional and physical, and therefore inhibits man from achieving any degree of Wholeness which would enable him to achieve true Enlightenment and Knowing. 

In the same way that Scientism totally ignores all wisdom pertaining to the reality that there is more than the three-dimensional physical world that man sees with his physical senses, modern academia totally supports this position that modern cutting-edge science has proven the opposite to be true.   Students can learn the necessary techniques to gain access to both their Inner True-Self, as well as an UNLIMITED SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE that exists at the core and essence of their Mind and Being.  But because academia has only supported three-dimensional scientism, students are being alienated from the very Source of Knowledge that then need to bring the Ultimate Success to their lives.  Moreover, because academia and our culture has taken this rejection of self-knowledge to the extreme where they are suppressing the unique power and abilities of female students, it can be stated that our modern educational systems are a danger to mankind (see Academia And The Feminist Cultural War On Women http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org#AcademiaWarOnWomen ). 

There is an overwhelming body of those in the field of psychology that would define a person who claims to be able to communicate with God as having a mental disorder.  Yet, the Gospels proclaim: "It is written in the Prophets: 'They will all be taught by God.' Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me" (John 6:45).  

 

When the scriptures are understood as an allegorical portrayal of the person's own mind, then such personifications as the Devil or Satan represent symbols and realities of consciousness that portray those aspects of mind that keep man bound to the physical -- or, as I have often portrayed it, the gravity of mind that keeps man earth-bound in his thinking.  Moreover, because the greater number of mankind has been programmed by totally earth-bound thinking, it is virtually impossible to convey higher reality, or even for them to understand higher concepts of reality.      

 

 

 

If a brain surgeon was to suggest that both hemispheres of the brain are the same and interchangeable, his opinion would laughed at.  Yet, academia supported by Feminists in our modern culture totally reject the important mental and spiritual differences be 

 

 

 

 

 

And the foundation of our Franken-Culture is seen in the facts presented at The Mental-Shackles Of Faux-Science And Fallacious-Religion http://KnowThyself.Nazirene.org#MentalShackles

With the removal of the Gospel teachings on the pre-existent Soul that evolves to Wholeness and Completion over the course of many UNIQUE lifetimes, our modern Franken-Culture totally alienates each person not only from the reality of their True-Self -- but even from understanding the reason and purpose of the life we are living. Why does our culture possess virtually no knowledge and understanding of the Causal Factors of Life?  Because there is an intellectual line that regardless of the facts, our culture, science and mainstream religions refuse to cross over and walk the path of higher mind and consciousness.   And what is the red line?  We hear the terms ego-self, earthly-self, false-self, carnal-self and lower-self used in conjunction with the mind of man -- and if this is true, then what is our True-Self?   It is the Self that is portrayed in the adage to Know Thyself.   And this is the Self that is made reference to in the words of Jesus as preserved in the Gospel of Thomas: "...But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty".   And in accord with this definition, our science and the vast majority of the world's religions dwells in a state of abject intellectual ignorance.   If, as Socrates states, “To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom”, then those who lack self-knowledge possess no viable wisdom or higher knowledge.   As stated on the Delphic Oracle: "Heed these words, you who wish to probe the depths of Nature: If you do not find within your Self that which you seek, neither will you find it outside.  If you ignore the wonders of your own House, how do you expect to find other wonders?  In you is hidden the Treasure of Treasures.  Know Thyself and you will know the Universe and the Gods."

Without Self-Knowledge, man remains totally ignorant of the Source of Self and Life -- as well as the Causal-Factors of life.  And this total lack of self-knowledge is the reason that faux-science has undermined actual valid scientific inquiry (see Science Vs Scientism http://KnowThyself.Nazirene.org#ScienceVsScientism ).  Without self-knowledge, we possess absolutely no understanding of even the purpose and objectives of the life that we are presently living.   We attribute important causal-factors to chance, accident, luck of the draw, fate, or any other unknown factor that is used to explain those factors of reality that is beyond man's limited organic perceptive-understanding.  Why?  Because we totally lack any valid understanding of the nature and reality of our True-Self that is a Being Of Light when not incarnate in the physical body (see http://BeingOfLight.com ).   And the primary core objective of all valid religions and philosophies, is to open the inner door of deeper consciousness that enables a person to enter the presence of their True-Self -- i.e., their Soul-Self (see http://SoulSelf.org ) -- that has existed since the dawn of time -- and has evolved the Light of the Soul over the course of countless unique lifetimes such as the one we are presently living.  Thus, those who have focused on the importance of acquiring self-knowledge, have through various means opened the inner door of consciousness that has permitted them to enter the Realm of Souls.

If this is true -- and each of us must seek, find and unite with our True-Self -- then how is this journey to Self brought about?  In view of the fact that Jesus taught that the Kingdom is within -- and the journey within must be pursued through an inward search -- then a culture that supports this primary human endeavor to fulfill the adage to Know Thyself, must support the inward search beyond the levels of superficial physical consciousness, thereby enabling the person to connect and embrace the Source of Self within them.   

 

How many lifetimes will you read the sacred word of the scriptures through the dogmatic filter of the doctrines of carnal men, before you embrace the words of Peter when he warned: "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without".  

 

 

 

 

  The Return Of The Prodigal Son To The Edenic Kingdom.   The parables drawn from the Gospel teachings represent Universal Realities that is true when applied to all of mankind.  What this means is that every parable intimately makes reference to each person and the life they are presently living.  With respect to the parable of the prodigal son, that means that all of mankind previously existed in the Edenic Kingdom of Father-God -- which is why Jesus taught: "And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven" (Matt 23:9).  And the fact that organic man does not recall when he dwelt in the Kingdom, is because he presently dwells in the "outer darkness" of mind and being -- i.e., "Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and throw him into the outer darkness; there is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.' For many are called, but few chosen" (Matt 22:1-14).  

When we were a developing fetus in our mother's womb, we dwelt in darkness until which time we were born into the light of this world.   Holographically, with the replication of the Divine Pattern of Creation (see The Trinity - Divine Pattern - Linear vs Intuitive Development Of The Mind http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org/#Trinity ) into all lower or sub-realities of Creation, what is true of the physical, is also true of the mental, which is equally true of the spiritual -- with the ALL being created in the image of the Divine Mind.  At conception, the male sperm and female ovum merged together to form an embryonic vehicle which our Higher Soul-Self attached itself to -- which enabled our projected earthly personality to begin the process of developing our physical body -- and our physical body supplies us a vehicle for our mind to develop and achieve the next subsequent stage of birth -- thereby enabling us to bring about the subsequent third stage of birth that will supply us with a spiritual vehicle in order to provide us the opportunity to bring about the Final Stage of Birth as portrayed in the allegory of the crucifixion, which enables our Soul to become restored to the Edenic Kingdom.    In the same way that our physical body was formed through the joining of the male and female essence which formed the embryo that our Soul was able to embed an embryonic-image into the single cell that was formed, when we were born into this world we were born as a Comic-Ovum or Sperm that when joined and the duality of male and female is overcome, provides us the subsequent stage of birth that forms a vehicle to bring about the next stage of Spiritual Birth.   Where our physical birth was a cookie-cutter process that provided the Soul's embryonic image with either a male of female body-vessel, the development of mind cannot be a cookie-cutter process, because the mind can only develop through the process of living out each person's choices they have previously made.  This threefold process of birth is portrayed in the parable of the Sower and the Seed (see http://Messianic.Nazirene.org/sower_seed.html ) where it is stated: "But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred" (Mark 4:1-9).   Each level of birth portrayed in the numbers "thirtyfold, sixty, and a hundred".  But what is ultra-important is the fact that for these levels of development and birth to be brought about, the embryonic seed-self of the Soul mast be planted in the environment portrayed as the "good ground" -- without which, no development or progress can be attained (see also Spiritual DNA And The Sower And The Seed http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#SowerAndSeed ). 

In the same way that the fetus has an immature human body that is in the process of physically developing in accord with the Laws of Nature, when we are born into this world we dwell in a mentally-infantile condition that through the interaction of the Natural Laws, we have the potential to bring about the next stage of birth -- i.e., Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God” (see Mental Womb).   Where our physical body can be portrayed as a cookie-cutter process, this would not be true with respect to the process of mental development.   Why?   Because the development of mind requires choice, freewill, and the living out of the choices we have made in order to learn through our experiences.  Therefore, there can be no cookie-cutter interaction with the Natural Laws that bring about the next stage of birth.   While the Laws of Nature can provide a physical body for an embryonic image of the Soul to inhabit, the development of mind requires a very different and complex interaction of the Natural Laws in order to respond to our choices, exercise of freewill, and the mindset and lifestyle we have chosen to live out. 

The Gospels in their original form presented the prodigal sons and daughters with a social-physical mindset and lifestyle that set the stage for becoming the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed.   The allegorical symbolism of the Gospels provides the necessary catalysts for the mind and consciousness of the prodigal son to begin to expand and develop (see The Process of Re-Engineering Beliefs, Myths & Folklore http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#Reengineering ).  And as the mind begins to advance and develop, the Gospels present to the prodigal son the Cosmology of Mind and Being in the symbols presented (see The Cosmology Of The Gospels http://GospelCosmology.Ebionite.com ).  Thus, the Gospels present the very blueprint of the mind -- providing the prodigal son with the Laws and Forces of Consciousness the develops the person to bring about what is portrayed as "a hundredfold" of mental and spiritual growth and development.  In the statement that "...For many are called, but few chosen" (Matt 22:1-14), is the portrayal of the few who choose the "narrow path" that enables them to become the "good ground" that enables them to prevail and overcome -- i.e., "He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more" (Rev 3:12).   

Just because we are born in the image of man, that does not mean that we have attained the Kingdom of Man (see Entering The Kingdom Of Man http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#EnteringTheKingdomOfMan ).  When rightly understood, our physical body is an allegorical projection of the mind in a quasi-physical form.  That the human mind is embryonic, and must be developed through the merger of opposites and duality overcome, indicates that the subsequent stages of birth must be evolved and developed.  And this is seen in the statement in Genesis: "Then God said, Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground" (Gen 1:26).  Which is followed by: "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." (Gen 1:27).  Where mankind is portrayed as being created in the "image" of God, what is portrayed in the term "likeness" of God, is a higher reality of mind that must be achieved.  When Jesus taught in the parable of TheCall to the Wedding Feast (see TheCall @ http://TheCall.Nazirene.org ) that those who did not put on the required "wedding garment" would be cast into the "outer darkness" (of mind and being) -- i.e, "So he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless.  Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'  For many are called, but few are chosen" (Matt 22:12-14 NKJ) -- and again: For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.  And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth" (Matt 25:28-30 NKJ).  The "outer darkness" is the womb of mother-earth -- and the requirement to bring about the next stage of birth is the "wedding garment" of spiritual maturity.    When rightly understood, what the Gospels portray as the outer darkness is parallel to the analogy of Plato's Cave of Illusions.

Only in the lifecycle while the person is present in the physical body, can the prodigal sons or daughters bring about the subsequent stages of birth that enables the Soul to return to the Edenic Kingdom of the Father.  What this means is that if you are awaiting the coming of the Kingdom to come upon the earth in the manner of the Jews, then you have squandered away your opportunity to enter into Life.  Therefore, Jesus stated with respect to the coming of the Kingdom: "Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom" (Matt 16:28).  This same statement is also confirmed in the words: "So also, when you see all these things, you will know that He is near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away" (Matt 24:33-35). As further confirmed in the Gospel of Philip: "Those who say that first they shall die and (then) they shall arise are confused. If they do not first receive the resurrection (while) they live, they will not receive anything (when) they die"  

The parables drawn from the Gospel teachings represent Universal Realities of all of mankind.  What this means is that every parable intimately makes reference to each person and the life they are presently living.  With respect to the parable of the prodigal son, that means that all of mankind previously existed in the Edenic Kingdom of Father-God -- which is why Jesus taught: "And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven" (Matt 23:9).  And the fact that organic man does not recall when he dwelt in the Kingdom, means that what constitutes hidden knowledge can better be understood as forgotten knowledge, that most of mankind does not remember.  Yet, in the Gospel teachings of Jesus, it was important for the disciples to understand the Causal-Factors for the events of the life that they were/are living, in order to escape the mental impediments of what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of Mind and Being.  In the Platonic dialogue of Meno and Socrates, all lost knowledge of what will constitute the Causal Factors of life, can be drawn from Soul-Memory.  In the parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and in his joy he went and sold all he had and bought that field" (Matt 13:44), the Treasure can be found at the deeper levels of consciousness of our own Soul.  Therefore, through the process of anamnesis, each of us is able to remember the knowledge that we no longer consciously recall. As Socrates says, “the truth about reality is always in our souls,” we just need to recall the knowledge that is there, hidden in the deep recesses of our souls. Thus, within the soul, all knowledge is contained because our Soul is the True-Source of our Being (see http://SoulSelf.org ).  And that organic man is imbued with Spiritual Amnesia (see http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#SpiritualAmnesia ), can be overcome through the process of Anamnesis - The Innate Knowledge Of The Truth Of All Truths: http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#Innate ). 

  Master of the house: It is reported in the Homilies of Clement who was the disciples of the Apostle Peter that Jesus stated to those who were "In The House", “We remember that our Lord and teacher, as commanding, said to us, guard the mysteries for me, and the sons of my house. Wherefore also he explained to his disciples, privately, the mysteries of the kingdoms of the heavens.”

What if you fail to bring about the subsequent stages of birth -- will you go to heaven?  A little used and understood Gospel account is found in the words: "When Jesus traveled throughout the towns and villages, teaching as He made His way toward Jerusalem. Lord, someone asked Him, will only a few people be saved? Jesus answered, Make every effort to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able. After the master of the house gets up and shuts the door, you will stand outside knocking and saying, ‘Lord, open the door for us.’ But he will reply, ‘I do not know where you are from.’ Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’ And he will answer, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you are from. Depart from me, all you evildoers.’" (Luke 13:22-27).  Once more, unless you become the "good ground" and bring forth the growth portrayed in the words "But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred" (Mark 4:1-9) -- and fulfill the requirement of birth in the words: "He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more" (Rev 3:12) -- then you will fail to enter into the House with the Master of the House.     

Perhaps one of the most deceptive dogmatic beliefs of the Church is their teaching that one achieves the subsequent stage of birth by accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior.   And based upon the deceptive statements by Paul which became the foundation of the theology of Martin Luther that believers are saved by faith apart from their actions, has rendered the vast majority of Christians spiritually complacent.   When Paul made the statement that salvation cannot be achieved through the works of the Law, he was in fact making reference to the outward rituals and traditions of the Jews.  Throughout his Epistles, Paul writes that the carnal mind is dead to man’s spiritual reality -- and must therefore be transformed.  And in this transformation, Paul commanded to "…take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ" (2 Cor 10:5).   Jacob/James, the brother of Jesus and first leader of the New Covenant Church was known as a true holy man, wrote that in order to fulfill the vision of the Gospel, one had to "…bridle the whole body" (James 3:2).  Moreover, when Paul stated that salvation is by faith over the ritual works of the Law of Moses, the reality that faith meant an entirely different thing to the Apostle Paul than what is being preached from our pulpits today, can be seen in Paul’s commandment to all who would call themselves a Christian to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5).  If the congregation of believers could simply have faith, without living a Consecrated Life set apart from the thinking and lifestyle of the people of this world, then Paul would not have warned the believers of the simple faith that: “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13).   To mortify the deeds of the body requires a great deal of work and transformation of one's self -- and this work cannot be accomplished through a static faith.   The problem is that these biblical commandments have absolutely nothing in common with the doctrine of faith that was developed by Martin Luther in the Middle-ages.

The above biblical teachings are rejected by the modern Church, primarily on the basis of the theology of Martin Luther who embraced a doctrine of perpetual redemption based upon grace -- teaching that Christians should live in sin as seen in his words: "Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong, but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world.  We will commit sins while we are here, for this life is not a place where justice resides...  No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day." ('Let Your Sins Be Strong, from 'The Wittenberg Project;'  'The Wartburg Segment', translated by Erika Flores, from Dr. Martin Luther's Saemmtliche Schriften, Letter No. 99, 1 Aug. 1521).   Based upon the theology of Luther, what the Christians portray as salvation based upon Grace alone, how the believer lives their daily lives is not even part of the equation -- i.e., "You must believe in salvation by grace alone, and that salvation is immediate and eternal upon acceptance of Jesus as a one-time sacrifice for your sins, and not obtained through works, sacraments, traditions or merits of our own"

All the realties in the life of mankind has causal factors (see http://CausalFactor.Nazirene.org ).  Thus, the Causal-Factor of sin, is a lack of mental and spiritual development -- which can only be resolved as the person overcomes their own inner duality and embraces a path of mental development and spiritual deepening which is one of the primary purposes of the Gospels.   Martin Luther in his carnal and spiritually blind interpretation of the scriptures, mentally and spiritually flat-lined the development of those Christians who embraced his theology.   In direct opposition to the original teachings of Jesus with respect to his condemnation of those who strove to live the necessary Consecrated Life that the Gospel Ordained -- as seen in Luther's words: "Those pious souls who do good to gain the Kingdom of Heaven not only will never succeed, but they must even be reckoned among the impious; and it is more important to guard them against good works than against sin."  (Wittenberg, VI, 160, quoted by O'Hare, in 'The Facts About Luther, TAN Books, 1987, p. 122).   Thus, there is simply very little that the modern Christian who has embraced the theology of Martin Luther holds in common with the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay which was the path of spiritual transformation and Completion -- i.e.,: "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you" (2 Cor 6:17).

 

Gospel Process of Birth: In the above what man calls sin is portrayed as being caused by immaturity and a lack of spiritual development.  Therefore, Martin Luther's doctrine of salvation by Grace -- even going so far as condemning those believers who strive to live the necessary Christ-Centered Life, in Luther's words: "Those pious souls who do good to gain the Kingdom of Heaven", has the effect of flat-lining all development set forth in the Original Gospel teachings.   Which means that by definition, the modern Church is the anti-Christ with respect to the purpose and objective of the Original Gospel.  

 

Especially in view of the fact that Jesus portrayed himself as the physician who came to heal the lack of Wholeness in those prodigal sons who were barred from being restored to the Kingdom because of their inner division and lack of development (see Wholeness of Mind & Being http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org#wholeness ).  It must be noted that when Jesus said: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17) -- what he was stating is that those who had achieved the necessary Wholeness to bring about the subsequent stages of birth, did not at all need Jesus, or a physician.   

From the Original Gospel perspective, the subsequent stages of birth are brought about through the process of development -- i.e., because each of our Source of Higher Consciousness exists within us, the process of birth is brought about through mental-expansion and spiritual-deepening as our lesser earthly self begins to tap into our inner Higher Self.   And this is why Paul commanded the faith-based Christians that they must therefore "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5) -- warning them that “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13).        

 

 

House of the Mind: In the above reference is made to the Master of the House and the failure of a person to achieve the subsequent stages of birth. 

 

 

 

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  The Astral Realm Hell:  If you fail to bring about the next and subsequent stages of birth, then your consciousness will be released from the physical body, and you will find yourself dumped out into the astral realms that surround the earth.   What are the astral realms?  Quoting from the Wikipedia: "According to ancient and medieval science, aether also spelled æther or ether and also called quintessence, is the material that fills the region of the universe above the terrestrial sphere."   Terrestrial portrays the physical world -- and the term æther or ethers portrays the non-physical realms that surround the earth -- but remain very much an integral part of the earth.   Without your physical body, you will no longer be seen by those who continue to dwell in their physical body.   Those people who have been cast into the astral realms, can see the physical world -- but the people in the physical world cannot see those who have been released from their bodies, and now find themselves in the astral. 

In the same way that the person finds themselves thrust out of their body in a Near Death Experience (see Scientism And The Folly Of The NDE And OOBE Critic http://KnowThyself.Nazirene.org#NDE_Critic ), most people who physically die find themselves looking down at their lifeless body.   And at that point, it is how you understand the experience of death, that will be the determining factor that will orchestrate your future.   It has been said that when an ignorant person physically dies, the mere experience of dying does not convey to them any sort of knowledge as to their predicament they now find themselves in.  In the case of most people, they are not at all prepared to understand the process of physical death.   

 

 

 

Those who pass over and realize that they are no longer in the physical body (people who have crossed over), often return to help their children, relatives and friends.  While they can sometimes assist the people still in the physical with their thoughts impressed into their relatives mind, the relatives they are attempting to help, cannot carry a back and forth conversation. In many instances, helping their relatives and friends is part of their own rehabilitation program of making up for the things they missed while still in the body.

 

 

 

Even though you no longer have a physical body when you experience death, you can see and witness all the events that is going on in the physical realm.  If you just suddenly experience physical death for no apparent reason, then you will hear everything that everyone says about your death.   And this is also true if you died by virtue of an accident or some other mishap.   If you are the victim of a homicide, then you will see the person or persons who murdered you.  At the foregoing link we see accounts where people who have experienced an NDE, can find themselves being drawn to a distant location by the people who are thinking about them.   Without a physical body, you will find yourself able to easily pass through physical walls and any concrete structure.  If you think of a distant location, you will find you have the ability to go there.  

How can someone who has passed over into the afterlife pass through concrete walls?  That modern physics has proven the vision and wisdom of the Mystic is a reality that few intellectuals have even begin to come to terms with.  In his 1951 textbook on quantum theory, Bohm offered some interesting speculations on the analogies between the quantum processes and thought processes, thus carrying further the celebrated statement made by the astronomer James Jeans two decades earlier: “Today there is a wide measure of agreement… that the stream of knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine”; and the statement by astronomer Arthur Eddington:  “The stuff of the universe is mind-stuff”.   Max Planck who is considered the founder of quantum theory stated: "As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such.  All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter."   More recently, cyberneticist David Foster described “an intelligent universe” whose apparent concreteness is generated by cosmic data from an unknowable, organized source.   The reality of the holographic theory says that: “…our brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and space.   The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe.” 

What does it mean that the Universe is not concrete matter in the manner that our brains interpret it -- but rather, the Universe is a "Great Thought"?   What does it mean that “…our brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and space.   The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe”?   That what we are seeing is a holographic universe that is to a large part created within our own minds, is why the Gospel of Thomas declares: Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you . For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest."    Which statement provokes the question: If we begin to recognize what is in our sight, what exactly will begin to "...become plain" to our vision and understanding?    In the February 1979 Psychology Today interview with brain scientist Karl Pribram, the world which he attempted to describe confirmed the vision witnessed by the ancient mystics and enlightened wise men -- and when their vision of man's reality is properly understood, confirmed the reality of the Bible that neither true believer nor staunch critic is even prepared to acknowledge and understand -- i.e., Pribram wrote: “It isn’t that the world of appearances is wrong; it isn’t that there aren’t objects out there, at one level of reality. It’s that if you penetrate through and look at the universe with a holographic system, you arrive at a different reality, one that can explain things that have hitherto remained scientifically inexplicable: paranormal phenomena… synchronicities, the apparently meaningful coincidence of events” (see  Illusion ).   And thus, it is this world of illusion that is created by the limitations of each person's own mind that limits the vision and understand of each individual person.

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The Enigma Of Solid Matter: When I write in the above that modern cutting-edge science has confirmed the perceptive-vision and wisdom of the mystic, we must come to understand why the scientist has concluded that "...the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine”; and the statement: “The stuff of the universe is mind-stuff”; and especially the statement that “…our brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and space.   The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe.”   And especially the statement of Max Planck who is considered the founder of quantum theory where he summed up the perspective that the universe has revealed itself as a great thought -- that the Higher Consciousness that is generating the thoughts of all that we see and experience that many religions portray as God, exists within a Matrix of Higher Consciousness: "We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter."  Solid Matter Is Just a Vibratory Frequency Our Brains Interpret As Concrete.  In a February 1979 Psychology Today interview with brain scientist Karl Pribram, the world which he attempted to describe confirmed the vision witnessed by the mystics and the scriptures: “It isn’t that the world of appearances is wrong; it isn’t that there aren’t objects out there, at one level of reality. It’s that if you penetrate through and look at the universe with a holographic system, you arrive at a different reality, one that can explain things that have hitherto remained scientifically inexplicable: paranormal phenomena… synchronicities, the apparently meaningful coincidence of events”.
What Karl Pribram was attempting to warn us is that the universal voice of the prophet throughout the ages was correct -- that what we perceive as solid objects is not solid at all -- and they appear to us as concrete objects because our physical senses cause them to be seen as being solid. This fact is not only true, but it is conformation that in many instances, those in the past who were condemned as religious heretics, were not the heretics -- but rather, the genuine visionaries who were able to perceive the true depth of both the material world, as well as the religious teachings that enable man to overcome the obstacle which confronts and binds him to this deceptive physical reality.
Now that science has itself evolved beyond the very limited perception of men such as Darwin and the dogmatists of Scientism (see Science Vs Scientism http://KnowThyself.Nazirene.org#ScienceVsScientism ), it has become possible for us to begin to perceive that what scientist Karl Pribram was attempting to explain with respect to what is continually presented throughout the scriptures, and is very clearly portrayed in the Gospel of Luke: “So all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, and rose up and thrust Him out of the city; and they led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down over the cliff. Then passing through the midst of them, He went His way” (Luke 4:28-30). What Jesus did was simply withdraw the presence of his physical body from being able to be detected by the carnal minds of the men who were attempting to kill him -- i.e., he altered the frequency that he emanated -- and simply walked right through the midst of them to safety.
Once we begin to understand this greater reality of Creation that has been revealed to in the wisdom of the mystic and confirmed by the by the modern scientist, we start to realize that the same obstacle that has existed throughout the ages of the past continues to plague and limit us to this very day. In his Preface to Stalking The Wild Pendulum, by Itzhak Bentov, William A. Tiller, Materials Sciences Department, Stanford University writes: “The present scientific establishment has grown somewhat fossilized by its current world picture and is locked into a view of reality that has outlived its usefulness. It has begun to limit mankind’s growth and has so increased its sense of specialization, separateness, materiality, and mechanical computer-like functioning that it is in real danger of self-extermination”. Yet this fossilized science is still being promoted among our school children -- it remains as the founding principle upon which our culture is based -- it is being used to inhibit both religion and freedom in our present-day culture -- and has greatly limited the ability of man to function in his true multidimensional and spiritual reality.

Man Perceives Creation Through The Filter Of His Beliefs About Life: The text of Itzhak Bentov’s book itself reveals that: “The quantum theory asserts that there is no way one can measure some sets of things, like momentum and position, together very accurately... because the consciousness of the experimenter interacts with the experiment itself. Therefore, it becomes possible that the attitude of the experimenter must also influence the outcome of any particular experiment”.
Thus, we begin to contemplate the interrelatedness of mind and matter and the fact that our whole politically correct culture has become an obstacle to the advancement of mankind. In the very narrow linear perception of the “fossilized” world-view that is taught in science class in our schools today, the idea that the mind of the experimenter can impact the results of the experiment itself is simply beyond the scope of understanding. If everything we see is a detached, separate inanimate object, then we have no means to even contemplate how the mind of a person can affect the outcome of a given experiment? That there is an unseen connection between mind and matter, and man is able to consciously and unconsciously effect what we perceive as inanimate objects with his own patterns of thought, means that our present-day cultural and quasi-scientific perception of Creation itself is defective. Moreover, when we attempt to interpret the scriptures through the filter of our flawed vision and inherent understanding, it is impossible for us to even begin to perceive the true depth and revelation of the Word of God! The problem is that we can never start to embrace man’s true reality, until we begin to acknowledge and recognize that what we see is only a fragment of the whole picture of any given object.
Robert Jastrow, an astrophysicist who heads NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, pointed out that the big bang is not exactly an explanation of cause. He is quoted in The Aquarian Conspiracy: “If a scientist really examines the implications, he would be traumatized. As usual, when the mind is faced with trauma, it reacts by ignoring the implications - in science this is called ‘refusing to speculate’ - or by trivializing the origin of the world by calling it the Big Bang, as if the universe were merely a firecracker”.
Mr. Jastrow then continues and states: “Consider the enormousness of the problem: Science has proved that the universe exploded into being at a certain moment. It asks, what cause produced this effect? Who or what put the matter and energy into the universe? Was the universe created out of nothing or was it gathered together out of pre-existing materials? And science cannot answer these questions... It is not a matter of another year, another decade of work, another measurement, or another theory. At this moment it seems as though science will never be able to raise the curtain on the mystery of creation”.
In the realization that traditional scientific inquiry can never provide the answers to life, thoughtful physicists in greater number have begun to notice the curious parallels between their own findings and ancient mystical descriptions of reality. These similarities were pointed out in the book, The Tao Of Physics, by Fritjof Capra, and The Dancing Wu Li Masters by Gary Zukav. Zukav’s book takes its title from the Chinese expression for physics, wu li, which he translates as “patterns of organic energy”, and writes: “Bell’s theorem not only suggests that the world is quite different than it seems, it demands it. Something very exciting is happening. Physicists have ‘proved’ rationally that our rational ideas about the world in which we live are profoundly deficient”.
Bell’s theorem, which was proposed in 1964 by J.S. Bell, a physicist working in Switzerland, was first confirmed experimentally in 1972. Physicist Henry Stapp, in a 1975 federal report called it the most “profound discovery of science”. Bell’s theorem succeeds in exhibiting the bizarre nature of the subatomic world. Experiments show that if paired particles which are identical twins in their polarity fly apart, and the polarity of one is changed by an experimenter, the polarity of the other particle changes instantaneously. Even though they appear to us as separate, the particles remain mysteriously connected regardless of the fact that there is no physical connection. The problem is that the mind of man in it’s natural organic state is simply incapable of perceiving the far-reaching ramifications of this great truth -- and even less prepared to comprehend the results of the intertwining connections that are maintained not only between individuals and groups of people, but between the past, the present, and future.

 

  The Hell of Time: When you are no longer in the physical body, you are no longer subject to both Linear-Time as man experiences it in this world, and neither are you subject to the Cycles of the physical body that interrupt the person's thinking and mindset.   While in the physical body you must maintain breath, nourishment sleep and other bodily functions, which is no longer the case when you transition into the afterlife and are no longer subject to the cycles of the physical body.  Beginning at the subheading entitled The Evolving Soul http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org#TheEvolvingSoul , I present the reality that Linear-Time is a dimension of Soul-Mind -- and when you are no longer in the physical body, you are no longer subject to Time.  What this means is that you can easily get locked into a single thought or experience, and remain under the total control of that thought or experience.  And in many instances, the situation that one finds themselves in, is made far worse by strong beliefs that were not acted upon to evolve into a mature understanding.  With respect to the person of strong (religious?) beliefs, this reality is presented in the words of Jesus when he warned: "And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more" (Luke 12:47-48). Thus, the modern Christian simply has no means to understand why and how the lukewarm believer in Christ will be beaten with the stripes of greater judgment, than the unbeliever.  And in this instance the fate of the complacent believer is in many instances far worse than the person who did not cling to strong beliefs pertaining to the afterlife.   And this is because of the fact that all elementary religious teachings are designed to assist those who lack the necessary spiritual maturity to understand their own Soul-Reality with any reasonable depth.   Quoting from The Process of Re-Engineering Beliefs, Myths & Folklore http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#Reengineering : When we instruct elementary school students, we present the information in an age and grade-level appropriate manner.   We would not even attempt to teach elementary school students such advanced subjects as physics, trigonometry and calculus at an age level where they must first learn basic math.  And that the consciousness of organic man is too immature and undeveloped to comprehend the higher reality of the Soul and the spiritual meaning of the scriptures, is why Paul warned that the account of Jesus and the crucifixion is "milk" designed for "babes in Christ" (see http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#animal ).  And because of organic immaturity is why Paul  -- wherein he warned that if he even attempted to convey the Higher Truth to the baptized and confirmed Christians who he personally taught and instructed, that they would reject the spiritual meaning of the Gospels as utter "foolishness".  Why?  Because the higher reality of the Soul is beyond the limitations of natural organic human comprehension.   What this means is that whatever was literally written with respect to the historical Gospel traditions, was for the nourishment of immature believers who were incapable of comprehending the spiritual meaning of the Gospel. 

What this means is that the person who begins the journey of acquiring higher Soul and Spiritual reality, is generally immersed in immature concepts of a higher reality that s/he is not able to comprehend with any depth of understanding.   And with the suspension of Time, the person who has passed over to the other side, becomes attached to concepts that are totally elementary -- many of which are totally lacking any substance of higher truth.  But because we are subject to our thoughts pertaining to a timeless reality that we are not prepared for, we can easily fall prey to our own ignorance as we permit ourselves to become locked into a single thought or concept that we have no real understanding of.  And with respect to the complacent Christian, this is where we can see the fulfillment of the words of Jesus where he warned: "And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes."   With respect to those of whom Jesus said: "...But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes", in most instances will not be locked into a predetermined strong belief, and in the after-life they can easily be approached by friends and family members who have passed on before them.   Thus, because they can be approached, they can be assisted and helped through the process of migrating from physical life to non-physical life. 

What of those who hold strong beliefs pertaining to the after-life?  Because they are no longer subject to Time, they can become the victim of their beliefs and mindset.  In the same way that our educational systems are designed to evolve the mind of the student from elementary to higher levels of understanding, if the student becomes complacent at an elementary stage -- or, becomes locked into a belief that derails their progress -- then the student/believer becomes locked into that level of instruction or dogmatic understanding.  And when that person is no longer subject to Time or the cycles of the body, they can remain locked into a single thought for virtually eternity.   Upon being released from the natural cycles of the physical body, many Christians will praise the Lord F-O-R-E-V-E-R.   No one who has passed on before them, is able to approach them, unless they are of the same mind as the person locked into the belief of the person.  Further, because they have access to those people of the same mindset who are still in physical life, then seek out those people in support of their belief.  Many earth-bound spirits frequent the Churches -- with some successfully impressing and implanting their thoughts in the minds of the parishioners -- who often believe that what they are hearing is the voice of the Lord.    Many claim to have been told by Jesus, by Mary, some saint or other such being they hold in authority.   Which means that those who cling to beliefs in Hell, can find themselves experiencing Hell -- and no one outside of their framework of belief can approach them.  Those who believe in eternal judgment, will experience eternal judgment in accord with their beliefs.   Those who believe that they will go to Glory, will experience the illusion of their beliefs.   Many Atheists will enter into a comatose suspension of all thought and life.   Those who believe in meditation as the higher path, can find themselves in an endless meditation.   An endless environment of Torah study.  

Then there are those addicted to the unrestrained appetites of the body.  Many earth-bound spirits will strive to get into and inhabit the body of those who drink alcohol to excess.  Excessive drinking of alcohol, opens the door for an earth-bound spirit to get into the person -- and occupy the body of the intoxicated person.  Many murders or cases of manslaughter are committed by the spirit that has taken control of the person's body.  In many instances, the mixture of alcohol or drugs enables an earthbound spirit to induce rape or violence against their partner.  The same is true of those addicted to drugs, gambling, sex and any other addictive behaviors which draws earth-bound spirits into the life of the person -- impressing their thoughts into the mind of the person still in the body.         

So what is the fate of those of whom the Gospel account of Jesus portrays as who "...did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. Because of the corruption of the scriptures and the adoption of man-made dogmatic beliefs, the modern Christian has no means to explain why the unbelievers will receive less judgment than the mainstream of complacent believers who those who knew the masters will, but did not properly prepare themselves to live in accord with the Gospel teachings, will receive the greater judgment.  In fact, these statements are in total opposition to everything that modern Christians believe.   If the unbelievers receive the lesser judgment than the lukewarm believers, then what is their fate.  From a modern Christian dogmatic perspective, that would mean the the unbelievers would inherit the Kingdom, while the lukewarm believers would not -- or at least be subject to greater judgment than the unbelievers who committed many sins.  

What is set forth in the Gospels as judgment or judgment day, takes place every day of a person's life -- and as explored in the subheading The Octave Test Through The Narrow Gate http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org#OctaveTestNarrowGate , every thought that the mind generates and associated action is evaluated and judged.  In the same way that an infant is in the process of growing and developing, this world is a Mental-Womb where the mind is in the process of growing and developing through the nourishment of Impressions and Thoughts that are Whole -- i.e., not diminished by the duality of the male or female columns of the Tree of Duality, or the duality of the heavenly and earthly as tested by the Law of Octaves when the person's Impressions and Thoughts are evaluated.  Any Impressions or Thoughts that are polarized to the outer Male or Female Columns of Duality of the Tree of Life, is representative of the Forbidden Fruit that in the failure to properly nourish the mind with Wholeness, brings spiritual death.  And without the proper balance of the Male and Female Columns of Duality, neither can the Earthly be reunited to the Heavenly as explored at the previous subheading link. 

 

In the Gospel statement: "And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. ...But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes" -- both groups remained spiritually flat-lined in their development.  In the first group  "...which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself', the person remained spiritually flat-lined in their development as they clung to religious teachings that were never acted upon -- and therefore no growth and greater understanding was experienced.  In the second group "...that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes", that person did not cling to undeveloped elementary spiritual concepts, and basically lived their lives as a part of organic nature.   When the first group of complacent believers transitioned from physical life to the non-physical after-life -- thereby no longer being subject to Linear-Time or the interruptions of the Natural Cycles of the Body, the complacent believers often become locked into a single belief they held pertaining to their ideas of the afterlife.   Whereas, the second group who held no beliefs on the afterlife, did not attempt to live out beliefs that they never ascribed to.   While both groups remain immature and elementary in their understanding, the second group can be approached by friends and family members who physically died before them.       

If you learn to initiate an Out Of Body Experience (OOBE), you will encounter realms where earth-bound spirits perpetually worship or are totally controlled by things, actions or earthly-experiences they mentally attached themselves to while they were in physical life.  Those people in this life who are able to perceive the earth-bound spirits around us, often see these spirits as haunting a person, place or thing that they were attached to while in the physical body.   And because the spirits are no longer subject to Time or the cycles of the physical body, the spirits can remain attached to a person, place or thing just about F-O-R-E-V-E-R.   When many people physically die, they remain unaware that they are no longer in the body-vessel.  They just become locked into a paramount (religious or philosophical) thought or experience.  Others, as in a Near Death Experience (NDE ), people outside the body observe their lifeless form and other people's response to their death (see  Scientism And The Folly Of The NDE And OOBE Critic http://KnowThyself.Nazirene.org#NDE_Critic ).  Having experienced physical death, they often maintain a vigilance on their lifeless form through the funeral and burial.  But because they are consciously observing, these people can often be approached and helped by relatives and friends who have themselves passed over.   

 

 

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  The Final Temple: ( Quotation From AskMoses.com Under the Heading of: What Is The Holy Temple? ). 

The Final Temple: With the destruction of the Second Temple, G-d changed His mode of interaction with the universe. Until the destruction, the Temple was the window to G-d; spirituality had a physical home in Jerusalem. The Kohanim offered the daily sacrifices, the daily routines went uninterrupted, daily personal prayer was redundant.

With the destruction, G-d destroyed the physical Temple and made it a spiritual place... We cannot find G-d in Jerusalem; we must find Him in us

With the destruction, G-d destroyed the physical Temple and made it a spiritual place. He took that window and placed it within us. Instead of traveling to Jerusalem, G-d wanted us to find Him in our inner Jerusalem. Now, our bodies are our Temples, our souls are our windows, our minds are our Kohanim and our animal instincts are our sacrifices. We cannot offer physical sacrifices three times a day, but we can pray three times a day. We cannot attend Temple services three times a day, but we can tap into our souls three times a day. We cannot atone for our shortcomings by sacrificing animals, but we can sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions. We cannot find G-d in Jerusalem; we must find Him in us.

This was G-d’s Master Plan. By exchanging a sweeping, dramatic outdoor concert of public spirituality for an internal, personal, private experience, G-d was bringing Himself even closer to humanity, laying the groundwork for the Third and final Temple—an age that will synthesize G-d’s presence inside our hearts and minds and in the world around us in a totally new reality: the Era of Moshiach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The above words taken directly from AskMoses.com, represents one of the most profound spiritual insights that must be acknowledged by the leaders of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.   That carnal Jews did not understand the allegorical nature of their scriptures, and built a shadow temple in this world where they sacrificed innocent animals.   And that the carnal Jews observed the Law outward in ritual and human tradition, is one of the primary reasons why the historical Yeshua opposed the religious authorities of his day.   And it is this inner reality of a Holy of Holies where one's own carnal nature must be sacrificed, is openly acknowledgement in the fulfillment of the inauguration of the New Covenant: "For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.  None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them" (Heb 8:10-11 NKJ).   Yet, the Jews have been inhibited from acknowledging this fact that they can only allude to in the above statement which is confirmed in the Epistle to the Hebrews, because a great number of the Gentile converts were too heathen and pagan to comprehend the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay, and the Church of Constantine embraced the idolatry of declaring Yeshua to be God Incarnate.  

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

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

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

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

Only those who make their body-vessel a Living Temple -- and in the words of AskMoses.com, they must "...sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions" -- and is this any different than the words of Paul when he commanded the Gentiles to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV)?   Or the requirement that “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV):   Which means that we must transform the beastly predator of carnal man's lower nature, into an unblemished perfect lamb that is a fit sacrifice on the altar of our Inner Living Temple.   And this state of required purity and consecration is exactly what is stated by Isaiah where it is written: "And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it" (Isa 35:8 NIV).  

The above words taken directly from AskMoses.com, represents one of the most profound spiritual insights that must be acknowledged by the leaders of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.   That carnal Jews did not understand the allegorical nature of their scriptures, and built a shadow temple in this world where they sacrificed innocent animals.   And that the carnal Jews observed the Law outward in ritual and human tradition, is one of the primary reasons why the historical Yeshua opposed the religious authorities of his day.   And it is this inner reality of a Holy of Holies where one's own carnal nature must be sacrificed, is openly acknowledgement in the fulfillment of the inauguration of the New Covenant: "For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.  None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them" (Heb 8:10-11 NKJ).   Yet, the Jews have been inhibited from acknowledging this fact that they can only allude to in the above statement which is confirmed in the Epistle to the Hebrews, because a great number of the Gentile converts were too heathen and pagan to comprehend the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay, and the Church of Constantine embraced the idolatry of declaring Yeshua to be God Incarnate.  

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

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

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

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

Only those who make their body-vessel a Living Temple -- and in the words of AskMoses.com, they must "...sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions" -- and is this any different than the words of Paul when he commanded the Gentiles to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV)?   Or the requirement that “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV):   Which means that we must transform the beastly predator of carnal man's lower nature, into an unblemished perfect lamb that is a fit sacrifice on the altar of our Inner Living Temple.   And this state of required purity and consecration is exactly what is stated by Isaiah where it is written: "And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it" (Isa 35:8 NIV).  

The above words taken directly from AskMoses.com, represents one of the most profound spiritual insights that must be acknowledged by the leaders of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.   That carnal Jews did not understand the allegorical nature of their scriptures, and built a shadow temple in this world where they sacrificed innocent animals.   And that the carnal Jews observed the Law outward in ritual and human tradition, is one of the primary reasons why the historical Yeshua opposed the religious authorities of his day.   And it is this inner reality of a Holy of Holies where one's own carnal nature must be sacrificed, is openly acknowledgement in the fulfillment of the inauguration of the New Covenant: "For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.  None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them" (Heb 8:10-11 NKJ).   Yet, the Jews have been inhibited from acknowledging this fact that they can only allude to in the above statement which is confirmed in the Epistle to the Hebrews, because a great number of the Gentile converts were too heathen and pagan to comprehend the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay, and the Church of Constantine embraced the idolatry of declaring Yeshua to be God Incarnate.  

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

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

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

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

Only those who make their body-vessel a Living Temple -- and in the words of AskMoses.com, they must "...sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions" -- and is this any different than the words of Paul when he commanded the Gentiles to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV)?   Or the requirement that “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV):   Which means that we must transform the beastly predator of carnal man's lower nature, into an unblemished perfect lamb that is a fit sacrifice on the altar of our Inner Living Temple.   And this state of required purity and consecration is exactly what is stated by Isaiah where it is written: "And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it" (Isa 35:8 NIV).  

 

The above words taken directly from AskMoses.com, represents one of the most profound spiritual insights that must be acknowledged by the leaders of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.   That carnal Jews did not understand the allegorical nature of their scriptures, and built a shadow temple in this world where they sacrificed innocent animals.   And that the carnal Jews observed the Law outward in ritual and human tradition, is one of the primary reasons why the historical Yeshua opposed the religious authorities of his day.   And it is this inner reality of a Holy of Holies where one's own carnal nature must be sacrificed, is openly acknowledgement in the fulfillment of the inauguration of the New Covenant: "For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.  None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them" (Heb 8:10-11 NKJ).   Yet, the Jews have been inhibited from acknowledging this fact that they can only allude to in the above statement which is confirmed in the Epistle to the Hebrews, because a great number of the Gentile converts were too heathen and pagan to comprehend the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay, and the Church of Constantine embraced the idolatry of declaring Yeshua to be God Incarnate.  

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

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

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

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

Only those who make their body-vessel a Living Temple -- and in the words of AskMoses.com, they must "...sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions" -- and is this any different than the words of Paul when he commanded the Gentiles to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV)?   Or the requirement that “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV):   Which means that we must transform the beastly predator of carnal man's lower nature, into an unblemished perfect lamb that is a fit sacrifice on the altar of our Inner Living Temple.   And this state of required purity and consecration is exactly what is stated by Isaiah where it is written: "And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it" (Isa 35:8 NIV). 

The above words taken directly from AskMoses.com, represents one of the most profound spiritual insights that must be acknowledged by the leaders of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.   That carnal Jews did not understand the allegorical nature of their scriptures, and built a shadow temple in this world where they sacrificed innocent animals.   And that the carnal Jews observed the Law outward in ritual and human tradition, is one of the primary reasons why the historical Yeshua opposed the religious authorities of his day.   And it is this inner reality of a Holy of Holies where one's own carnal nature must be sacrificed, is openly acknowledgement in the fulfillment of the inauguration of the New Covenant: "For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.  None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them" (Heb 8:10-11 NKJ).   Yet, the Jews have been inhibited from acknowledging this fact that they can only allude to in the above statement which is confirmed in the Epistle to the Hebrews, because a great number of the Gentile converts were too heathen and pagan to comprehend the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay, and the Church of Constantine embraced the idolatry of declaring Yeshua to be God Incarnate.  

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

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

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

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

Only those who make their body-vessel a Living Temple -- and in the words of AskMoses.com, they must "...sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions" -- and is this any different than the words of Paul when he commanded the Gentiles to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV)?   Or the requirement that “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV):   Which means that we must transform the beastly predator of carnal man's lower nature, into an unblemished perfect lamb that is a fit sacrifice on the altar of our Inner Living Temple.   And this state of required purity and consecration is exactly what is stated by Isaiah where it is written: "And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it" (Isa 35:8 NIV). 

 

 

On another forum it was stated: I have a medical Doctor friend, who has a psychic friend, who studied many religious fields and even Theosophy, who could astral travel through the astral worlds, which he claimed to be very dangerous, until you really know your way around, bypassing the darker aeons--According to my friend, his psychic friend told him that there are specific aeons for each religious group; in the Christian aeon all the travesties and even inquisitions are still at the order of the day; in the Jewish aeon is continuous Torah studying; he said that the Buddhist aeon is the most dull and grey of them all, because they are just sitting in this dull grey atmosphere saying mantras all the time; apparently it is so dull grey there because they completely blanked their minds here on Earth, and didn't really believe there is a GOD--Thus according to him everything continuous very much the same as down here--Is it true?--I simply don't know. Now, according to the clairvoyant on TV whom I spoke about, things very much carries on the same as here--Married couples who had unresolved issues here, are still arguing there, etc.; many souls are earthbound because they do not want to let go of their attachments here; others are earthbound because they are still in a state of shock, and do not realise that they are dead--I didn't listen to many of her programs, because I don't think it is kosher at all... This whole scenario reminds me of Yeshua's words, when the disciples asked him to explain the things to come, and He said to them, if they do not even understand the things of the here and now, how will they understand the things to come? If that clairvoyant and psychic friend of a friend, are speaking the truth, then I better get off this computer chair of mine and do something more constructive with my life, because it would be gruesome to sit for a very long time in an astral world, continually typing posts, debating religious issues, moving in circles, going nowhere. Thus, if strangling my own lower egotistical self, towards transcending all of these lower astral worlds, so that my Soul could directly enter into the Higher Kingdom of GOD, I'll rather put my lower egotistical self to death here and now, towards being Resurrected into eternal LIFE, within the many Mansions of GOD's own Paradise--That Perfect Utopia World that I am forever dreaming of, where there is eternal PEACE, LOVE and JOY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    
 

 

Christianity - The Devil's Spawn http://DevilSpawn.Ebionite.com

The Death Of The Gospels http://DevilSpawn.Ebionite.com#DeathOfTheGospel

The Spiritual Castration Of The Gospels http://DevilSpawn.Ebionite.com#SpiritualCastrationOfTheGospel

The Four Stages Of Birth http://DevilSpawn.Ebionite.com#FourStagesOfBirth 

The Folly Of Original Sin  http://DevilSpawn.Ebionite.com#FollyOfOriginalSin

  The Scriptures As The Key Of Knowledge: http://DevilSpawn.Ebionite.com#KeyOfKnowledge 

The Ebionite Heresey http://DevilSpawn.Ebionite.com#TheEbioniteHeresy

  Entering Eden's Gate Within http://DevilSpawn.Ebionite.com#EnteringThroughEdensGate

The Return Of The Prodigal Son To The Edenic Kingdom http://DevilSpawn.Ebionite.com#ReturnOfTheProdigalSon

Master of the house http://DevilSpawn.Ebionite.com#MasterOfTheHouse

The Astral Realm Hell http://DevilSpawn.Ebionite.com#TheAstralRealmHell