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The Doctrines Of All Existing Modern Churches

Are Fatally Flawed Because they Are All Built Upon A Common Defective Foundation -- That Of Pagan Rome

While The Teachings Of Jesus Are The Truth

The Way Of The Churches Bring Spiritual Death

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Doctrines Which Were Anticipated By Jesus, James, Peter And Paul

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Yeshua/Jesus Came To Call Those Who Would Follow In TheWay

But Few Are Willing To Make The Journey

He Warned That While Many Are Called, Few Are Chosen

And These Words Would Never Have Been Said

If All That Was Required Was To Call Upon The Name

While Continuing To Live In The Way of This World 

 

 

 

 

 

There Is No Biblical Basis For Modern Christian Church Doctrine

Using The Bible, It Can Be Demonstrated Conclusively, That The Modern Christian Church Has Been Turned Out Of TheWay

 

The Pharisees Had Become Spiritually Compromised

While They Called Upon The Lord With Their Lips

Their Ways Were Not TheWay Of The Lord

Jesus Said: "But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me.  If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.  He who hates Me hates My Father also" (John 15:21-23 NKJ).

As the soul who lived as Jacob who people call James, the first leader of the Jerusalem New Covenant Congregation, I was sent back into the world at this time to call the Churches to repentance from the idolatry and doctrines of death of Pagan Rome.  And as the one who has been sent unto the Churches, what was true then, is true today: "If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin." 
 

 

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Doctrines of the Church

Have totally alienated the believer community from

The True Gospel Message

Thereby, Rendering The Christian World Spiritually Sterile

 

 

"If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments"

(John 14:15)

 

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While modern Christians claim the validity of their dogmatic beliefs by virtue of being founded upon the teachings of the historical Jesus and the Bible, it is easily demonstrated that such claims are little more than a bogus fraud -- a fraud perpetrated upon a community of unknowing believers who have been duped by political forces which were external to the Church.     And while this fact is easily proven, the Christian world remains in denial. 

  The Fallacy Of Salvation By Faith Alone: Christians maintain that they are saved by faith totally apart from their actions and works -- and their salvation is guaranteed from the moment they accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.   But is this the original teachings of Jesus?  Perhaps this can be gauged by a recent interview with Pastor Brian McLaren who made the rather profound statement: "One of the problems is that the average Christian in the average church who listens to the average Christian broadcasting has such an oversimplified understanding of both the Bible and of church history - it would be deeply disturbing for them to really learn about church history."   And truth be told, it can easily be demonstrated that the core purpose and objectives of the original Gospel teachings are so radically different than what is preached from our pulpits today, that the Gospel of the first century would be condemned as heresy if it was presented to a modern congregation of believers.  

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

Further Witness: Further witness to the above warning of Paul is found in the early scripture known as the Shepherd of Hermas.   In the introduction to this Gospel in the Anti-Nicene Library it is written that the Shepherd "...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..."    A further witness of the Shepherd of Hermas in support of the above statement and warning of Paul is demonstrated in the statement in an article by Spotlight Ministries (see Article ) where it is written: "In Hermas' dialogue with the Shepherd, among the many instructions that are given to him, the issue of post-baptismal sin is discussed. It is revealed to Hermas that anyone who sins after baptism is given the opportunity to repent only once. Any sin that is committed afterwards is viewed extremely dismally and the implication is given that such an individual will no longer be able to obtain forgiveness. Various interpretations have been applied to this doctrine of penance for post- baptismal sins. For example, it is possible to view Hermas as one who is compromising the area of Christian repentance, one who acts as a reformer and exhorts the Church to holy living, or even one who is of such intense eschatological anticipation that he believes there will be no possibility of further repentance."   The fact that the question is even raised with respect to sin after baptism, only serves to demonstrate the state of absolute disenfranchisement of the Church from both the New Testament, as well as the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay.

  Minister Of Sin?   Paul poses the question: "But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of sin? Certainly not! For if I build again those things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor" (Gal 2:17-19 NKJV).    That the pagan doctrines which became infused into Christian dogma have transformed the Church into a spiritual abomination and apostate to the Kingdom, is because they ignore these many statements of Paul -- portraying Christ as a minister of sin!!!  And these warnings of Paul raise still another important question that the modern Church attempts to totally ignore.   Christians preach that they are saved by Grace -- and they are guaranteed salvation from the moment they recite their Jesus-prayer.   He will never abandon you, they preach, regardless of how you live your life.   Yet, Paul warns the congregation of believers: "Do not be arrogant, but be afraid..."   Why?   Because Paul warns that if the Gentile believer violates the covenant, that "...you also will be cut off".    Yet, to the spiritual undoing of the community of believers, this warning has absolutely no place in the present dogma of the Church.      

While the Churches preach that if you call upon the name of the Lord that Jesus will never leave you -- regardless of your actions and lifestyle in this life -- Paul warns that if you turn back to the ways of this world, that you should not only "...be afraid" -- but that as a Christian you will be "cut off" -- and the blood of the Lamb will be a "...fury of fire which will consume [you as an] adversary" to the core Gospel teachings.    And what this means is that if you call upon the name of the Lord in the manner that the Churches preach today -- and you then knowingly sin, you not only "...commit apostasy" and yourself "...crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt" -- but, as an apostate to the New Covenant, Paul warns that "...there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins".   If we ask the question: Did Paul really mean that the sacrifice on the cross is canceled for those who knowingly sin after calling upon the name of the Lord?  This is confirmed in the words of Paul when he wrote: "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? …knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin… Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?” (Rom 6:1-16 NKJ).

  

  Peter Warns That Christians Are Worse Off Than The Unbelievers:   How can Peter warn that the fate of complacent Christians is in fact worse off than those who had never come into contact with the Gospel Message?   Thus, we have a great void that modern Christians totally lack the insight to understand -- and the fact that the dogma of the Church is built upon this great spiritual void, is representative of the very reason the Church exists as an abomination to the teachings of TheWay .   An honest Christian would recognize that the words of Peter are so contrary to modern-day belief, that these words should literally haunt every person who calls themselves a Christian believer: "If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: A dog returns to its vomit, and, A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud" (2 Pet 2:20-22 NIV).   Where the modern Church promotes the doctrine that they are saved by Grace regardless of the manner in which they live their lives, Peter not only states that this doctrine is in grave error, but correctly states that: "It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them."  Every Christian should ask themselves: How Can This Be???  How can those who have never known the teachings of Christ, be better off than those who having heard, and are complacent towards those teachings?    It would appear that Peter is stating that those who had never heard the Gospel message -- and had themselves committed much sin -- will in the hereafter inherit a more lofty place in the Kingdom than the complacent believers.   

Christians promote the doctrine that only those who believe can be saved -- and here Peter is stating the opposite is true -- and that those people who claim to believe, and fall back to their old ways where they embrace the culture and ways of this world, will in fact be worse off after they have come to believe, than before they began to believe.  Moreover, the shepherds and blind guides that Peter is making reference to, are those who preach the modern doctrine of using the Gospel as a license to dwell in perpetual sin that is promoted in churches today -- i.e., "This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature..." (2 Peter 2:10 NIV).   Because these false shepherds even if they are sincere, fail to understand the reality of what Jesus meant when he used the terms Whole, and Complete, they preach the "...promise [of] freedom [in their doctrine of salvation by faith and grace alone], while they themselves are slaves of depravity"    In what can only be in total opposition to what Christians today believe, Peter states that it would have been better for the entry-level believers to have never heard of the Gospel, than to have heard, and then fall prey to the false shepherds who promise them freedom, but blindly lead the believers into the proverbial ditch.  And thus, there is simply no means for the modern Christian who believes the doctrines of the Church, to even begin to understand what Peter is making reference to.

  Christians Ignore What They Don't Possess The Capacity To Understand: Because the above statements by both Peter and Paul simply have no place in modern Church dogma -- dogma which is representative of totally manmade explanations by spiritually disenfranchised authorities of the Church -- Christians would rather ignore the implications of these statements of warning, than to seek to understand why the biblical authors wrote these statements of warning to the community of believers.    Thus, the community of believers exercise absolute blind faith in the leaders of their respective Churches, even when the dogma contrived by these leaders is in total opposition to the core principles of the Gospel message and teachings.    While Christians dwell under the grave misconception that they exercise faith in Jesus, they are not -- but rather, they exercise faith in the doctrines of the Church which came into existence in the fourth century under Pagan Rome.    Further, in view of the fact that the early Church changed and corrupted the very Words of God spoken to man in order to totally alter their meaning and context (see TheTenWords.com ), the Jesus which they claim to exercise faith in is a manmade creation by Roman Emperors who ruled over the Church.   

While the majority of people who call themselves Christians -- while in practice, they are not -- believe that they have a license to live in abject lawlessness and questionable moral values by virtue of the dogma of their respective Churches -- the very dogma of the Church which they embrace, is totally rejected by the authors of the scriptures they claim to believe in.   Why?   Because the dogma of their respective Churches has so alienated the community of believers from the core Gospel teachings and objectives, that it has become impossible for the very people who champion the scriptures with their lips, to understand the higher spiritual reality of the message.    And thus, they choose to totally ignore what their manmade doctrines of belief have inhibited them from understanding.    And in their blind ignorance, they have made themselves the latter-day embodiment of the statement: "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves" (Matt 23:15 KJV).    And if the question is posed: How can I make such a statement?   Does not Paul warn that the dogma of the Church teaches the believers to openly "...commit apostasy" -- to the degree that modern believers are taught to "...crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt" -- while ignoring the reality that  "...there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins"???    And in the same vein, does not Peter warn with respect to those who have been seduced by the dogma of the Church that their end is actually worse than before they embraced the dogma of the Churches -- i.e., "It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them."   And the congregation of believers are forced to ignore these core teachings, for no other reason than the pseudo-authorities of the Churches removed essential teachings that are necessary to understand the very foundation of the Gospel message -- a massage that they no longer possess the capacity to comprehend with any depth.  

  Cast Out Of The Bosom Of Christ:   In order to make the Gospels support the doctrines of fourth century Pagan Rome when the faction of the Church which called itself Orthodox entered into a covenant relationship with the heathen Emperor Constantine, important spiritual teachings had to be removed.    As confirmed 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" (see http://BibleCorruption.com ).   In a surviving excerpt of what has been historically known as the Gospel According to the Hebrews, which was reported to be the "original version of Matthew" that was composed in the Hebrew Characters, it was written: "If ye be in my bosom and do not the will of my Father which is in heaven, out of my bosom will I cast you away".   In the late nineteenth century a library of scriptures was uncovered which is today known as the Oxyrhynchus Papyri -- wherein this verse is found reading: "Though ye be gathered together with me in my bosom, if ye do not my commandants, I will cast you forth".   This same verse of scripture is quoted in what is historically known as the 2nd Epistle of Clement, where it is written: "Let us, then, not only call Him Lord, for that will not save us. For He saith, 'Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall be saved, but he that worketh righteousness'.  For this reason the Lord hath said, 'Even though ye were gathered together to me in my very bosom, yet if ye were not to keep my commandments, I would cast you off, and say unto you, Depart from me; I know you not whence ye are, ye workers of iniquity".   What these verses confirm is that if you continue to sin after coming to Messiah/Christ, that you are an apostate to the teachings of TheWay, and "...there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries."   

Cause Of Christian Ignorance - The Reality Of The Soul & The Mysteries Of The Kingdom:  Perhaps even more important to the sincere Christian seeker who is attempting to escape the shackles of Roman Church doctrine, is the version of this verse that has been preserved in what has come to be known as The Gospel Of The Nazirenes, where it reads: "Though you be gathered together in my bosom, if you keep not my commandments I will cast you forth. For if you keep not the lesser mysteries, who shall give you the greater."     Why is this version of this saying so important?    Because the Christian world itself is proof of its validity.   The inner spiritual meaning of the scriptures -- the knowledge of the soul and what Paul portrayed as the knowledge of the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God (see Mystery) -- and even the reality and meaning of the life that each person is presently living -- can only be revealed and understood, by those who have prepared themselves to be a Final Temple -- which is a foundational Gospel Objective of Jesus' teachings.   Yet, by using Jesus as a pagan mojo -- i.e., as a license to sin in the manner that the Churches preach -- thereby in the very words of Paul, openly crucifying the Son of God afresh by virtue of a cultural mindset and worldly lifestyle -- the Christian world is proof positive of the reality of this important teaching.  

In the case of this article which endeavors to restore an important teaching that was removed by the Roman Emperors who dictated to the Church what beliefs they were permitted to embrace and promote, it is important to understand why most Christians have been totally alienated from the knowledge of the previous lifetimes that their soul has lived.    If they were in fact a genuine follower of Jesus, then these essential truths of how the soul evolves to perfection would be revealed to their understanding -- i.e., "You, therefore, must be perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect" (Matt 5:48).    In fact, once understood, the fact that most Christians do not know the previous lifetimes that their soul has lived, is proof that they have been cast from the bosom of Messiah/Christ -- and because they presently dwell in a Spiritual Diaspora, they remain in what Jesus portrayed as the Prison (see Prison), and/or what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness).    Not only have they alienated themselves from the Truth and TheWay when they adopted the dogma of Pagan Rome -- but they changed the very words of God spoken to man (see http://TheTenWords.com ) -- important words which convey how Jesus was able to accomplish all that he did -- and it is these words that were changed by the Church of Pagan Rome, that is necessary to embrace for those who follow in the footsteps of Jesus to inherit the very Promise of Eternal Life.  

  Judgment Of Those Who Drink From The Cup Of The Lord Unworthily:  The counterfeit leaders and shepherds who presently guide the Congregations, will attempt to tell you that sinners have been saved by the blood of the Lord by the Cup of Salvation -- and yet, in a total rejection of this Church doctrine, Paul warns that those who eat the body and drink from the cup of the Lord and continue to sin, eat and drink judgment and damnation unto themselves -- i.e., Paul warns: "Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep" (1 Cor 11:27-30 NKJ).   What Paul is warning is that an unworthy or complacent Christian who attempts to eat the bread and drink the cup of the Gospel New Covenant, invokes the Laws which render them "...weak and sick among you, and many sleep"!!!    This sleep is the Spiritual hardening of their hearts and minds that imprisons the congregation of counterfeit believers in a Spiritual Diaspora -- and is demonstrated in the blindness of the Christian world to the true meaning of the very scriptures which they champion.   

  Blindness Of Those Who Lay Under The Sway Of Satan:  The above is confirmed in one of the existing alternate endings of the Gospel of Mark which is portrayed as the authentic ending by early Church authorities.   And what this means is that the religion of Jesus in its original form was one of spiritual transformation -- and those who willfully sin after coming to the knowledge of Christ, crucify the Son of God afresh -- and in the warning of Paul, "...there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries."  This is why Paul stated with respect to those who call themselves Christian, and continue to live a sinful life: "But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor"ť (Gal 2:17-18 KJV). Which confirms the alternate ending of the Gospel of Mark which reads: "This Age of lawlessness and unbelieving lies under the sway of Satan, who will not allow what lies under the unclean spirits to understand the truth and power of God; therefore, they said to Christ, reveal your righteousness now. Christ answered them, The term of years for Satan's power has now expired, but other terrors are at hand. I was delivered to death on behalf of sinners, that they might return to the truth and sin no more, that they might inherit that glory of righteousness which is spiritual and imperishable in heaven" (Moffatt, quoting Gospel Of Mark in Codex W - Also quoted by St. Jerome as being the authentic ending of the Gospel of Mark).    Thus, Jesus warned those who would call upon the Lord and expect to have earned salvation: “But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46 NKJ).   And, “Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven” (Matt 7:21 NIV).   That the very people who with their lips proclaim themselves to believe, continue to lie "...under the sway of Satan" -- or, in the words of John: "Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.  He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning" (1 John 3:7-8 NKJV).  And if we ask: What did Jesus say the requirements were?   Jesus said: "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.  For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?  And if you salute only your brethren, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect" (Matt 5:43-48 RSV).   In not understanding how this requirement of perfection can be fulfilled, or even how Jesus fulfilled the Royal Law within himself in order to achieve this perfected state, the Christian world remains spiritually disenfranchised and totally alienated from the knowledge of the Kingdom which Jesus taught was within them.    And thus, while they should be Anointed and All-Knowing, they remain shackled to what Jesus said was the "outer darkness" of mind and being -- i.e., "But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth" (see Matt 8:12; 22:13; 25:30 NKJV).   Because the modern Christian world ignores these many warnings in the scriptures, and in their mindset and lifestyle they crucify the Son of God daily, they dwell in a Spiritual Diaspora where the higher knowledge of the Mysteries of God remain an enigma to their understanding.   Failing to comprehend the reality of the words spoken directly to them by Peter that "...they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them."

  All Who Call Upon The Name Of The Lord: From a modern perspective, the whole of Christians doctrine is based upon the alleged statements of Paul which the Gentile believers are saved by faith -- regardless of the above warnings by the same Paul that if they continue to sin after coming to Messiah/Christ, that they are apostates to the Son of God who will receive the fiery judgments which will consume them -- and to the exclusion of these many Gospel warnings, they base the whole of their dogma on the statement in the Epistle to the Romans that:   "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Rom 10:13 KJV).    Yet, to their own demise, the meaning of the statement to "...call upon the name of the Lord", can in no manner cancel out the foregoing warnings and statements by the same author who wrote: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).   Thus, was the bar lowered, and a new standard was set?   Or, are those who praise the Lord with their lips, while believing and living in accord with the doctrines and ways of this world, not even considered to be believers -- i.e., "Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying:  'These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.  And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men'" (Matt 15:7-9 NKJ).         

Paul did not say that if you call upon the name of the Lord in any manner of your own choosing -- and yet, continue to live in the manner of the culture and mindset of this world -- that you will inherit the salvation and entrance into Life that is promised in the Gospels.   Quite the contrary Paul writes: "Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?  And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?   And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: 'I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.'  Therefore 'Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty'" (2 Cor 6:14-18 NKJ).   What does it mean to be "...unequally yoked together with unbelievers"?   Quoting the Wikipedia: The term belial (בליעל bĕli-yaal) is a Hebrew adjective meaning "worthless" from two common words beli- (בְּלִי "without-") and ya'al ( יָעַל "value").      Without-value would be those who cling to the mindset, thinking and lifestyle of the this world -- versus, those who dwell in the world but are not in any manner of it as portrayed in the words: "...'Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean"  Separateness is required to the degree that Paul commands not even to eat with a person who is immoral or an idolater -- i.e., "But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat" (1 Cor 5:11 NIV).    What is clear is that modern Christians are absolutely clueless as to the context of the salvation by faith that Paul made reference to.    And the dogma that the Church promotes, is the fulfillment of Paul's warning with respect to those who continue to embrace the ways of this world after coming ot the knowledge of the Lord, that "...there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries."

Further evidence is demonstrated in the scripture known as the Shepherd of Hermas which the into in the Anti-Nicene Library states was "...the most popular books, if not the most popular book, in the Christian Church during the second, third, and fourth centuries...".     Quoting from the intro of the foregoing link:

If it is true that the Pastor of Hermas was one of the most important scriptural authorities over the first four centuries, then we can use it in our endeavor to better understand the essence of early Christian thought.   What the Shepherd of Hermas has to say is very important to us today, because it represents the scriptural tradition that was taught directly to the faithful flock by the Apostles of Christ.  Thus, on the nature of scripture, in the Shepherd we find: “I am senseless, sir, say I, and do not understand these parables. For how she can crush out, and on the other hand save, I do not perceive. Listen, says he. Those who have never searched for the truth, nor investigated the nature of the Divinity, but have simply believed, when they devote themselves to and become mixed up with business, and wealth, and heathen friendships, and many other actions of this world, do not perceive the parables of Divinity; for their minds are darkened by these actions, and they are corrupted and become dried up. Even as beautiful vines, when they are neglected, are withered up by thorns and divers plants, so men who have believed, and have afterwards fallen away into many of those actions above mentioned, go astray in their minds, and lose all understanding in regard to righteousness; for if they hear of righteousness, their minds are occupied with their business, and they give no heed at all. Those, on the other hand, who have the fear of God, and search after Godhead and truth, and have their hearts turned to the Lord, quickly perceive and understand what is said to them, because they have the fear of the Lord in them. For where the Lord dwells, there is much understanding. Cleave, then, to the Lord, and you will understand and perceive all things”.

The message that is very clear from this early Christian writing is that it is impossible to mature spiritually, while attempting to divide oneself between the two worlds.   In our present day culture we are living proof as to the validity of the wisdom that is portrayed in this writing -- i.e., one cannot perceive the true meaning of the parables and the inner significance of the historical narrative of the scriptures, while one devotes their lives to their “business, and wealth, and heathen friendships, and many other actions of this world” -- which would include an addiction to television, computer games, internet pornography, and all the many leisure’s and entertainments that captivate and control our every-day lives.   Fundamentally, what this universally accepted first century writing conveys is that, contrary to what is being preached in our pulpits, the Sunday go to church people who live culturized lives over the course of the rest of the week, are incapable of fulfilling the requirements of the Word of God.

In the Shepherd of Hermas a reference is made to a tower, of which it is written: “And the tower, I asked, what does it mean? This tower, he replied, is the Church. And these virgins, who are they? They are Holy Spirits, and men cannot otherwise be found in the kingdom of God unless these have put their clothing upon them: for if you receive the name only, and do not receive from them the clothing, they are of no advantage to you. For these virgins are the powers of the Son of God. If you bear His name but possess not His power, it will be in vain that you bear His name”.  

In understanding what is written, it is most important for us to be aware of the continual message found in the words: “If you bear His name but possess not His power, it will be in vain that you bear His name”.   Thus, if you call yourselves Christian, but fail to purify and develop your mind and body from the defilements of this world -- and do not possess the Sacred Knowledge of the True Prophet that Jesus said to exclusively seek out and learn from -- and have not yourselves inherited the same higher powers of mind that the Son of God promised all his followers would possess -- then “it will be in vain that you bear His name”.

A sincere believer would only want to embrace what would be portrayed as spiritually valid doctrines of belief.   In order to be spiritually valid, the person's call upon the name of the Lord must be within the context of the parable of The Call to the Wedding Feast (see The Call).   Thus, Jesus confirmed the validity of this spiritual fact in the words: "Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying:  'These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.  And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men' " (Matt 15:7-9 NKJ).   In view of the above, the Christian doctrine of forgiveness of lives of perpetual sin by merely calling upon the Lord with one's lips, is very much "...in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men".

Paul warns not to associate with unclean sinners -- not even to eat and have dinner with i.e., "But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat" (1 Cor 5:11 NIV).     Therefore, calling upon the name of the Lord with one's lips, while the heart remains attached to the ways of this world and culture, defiles the person regardless of what they proclaim with their lips -- i.e., "And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.  For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,  Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:  All these evil things come from within, and defile the man" (Mark 7:20-23 KJV).   And that we are measured by the thoughts of the heart, is clearly presented in the example of adultery: "You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not commit adultery.' But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart" (Matt 5:27-28 NKJ).    It is therefore not only meaningless -- but an even greater sin -- for those who call upon the name of the Lord, while continuing to live according to the culture of this world in the manner that the Church teaches today -- i.e., "...in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men".  

In the parable of The Call, those who were invited to the wedding feast were those who had called upon the name of the Lord.   In the parable, the called ones continued to embrace the ways, the thinking and lifestyle of this world, and did not live their lives from the perspective of the requirement to pick up their own cross and follow in the footsteps of Jesus.   Thus, Jesus commanded and said:  "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46 KJV).   And this is why Jesus warned those who would call themselves his followers and believers: “And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matt 10:38-39 NKJ).   The requirement that has been set forth is that “ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy” (Lev 11:45 KJV).    In the words of Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa: “…it is imperative on all those who have an equally earnest desire for the Good as He has, to be followers by the path of an exact imitation of Him Who leads the way to salvation, and to carry into action what He has shown them. It is, in fact impossible for persons to reach the same goal unless they travel by the same ways”.   And this is why the requirement was set forth by Jesus with respect to his disciples and followers:  “You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matt 5:48 RSV).   Only those who become the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed, are able to fulfill the requirement set forth in the parable of The Call -- or the wedding feast (see The Call).  

While those who were called, but remained living in The Way of this world, inherited the fate that Paul portrays above -- i.e., "...there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." -- and this is confirmed in the parable where those who are portrayed as the chosen in the parable of The Call to the Wedding Feast, met with the above promised fate of destruction (Matt 22:7).   Which means that not only does the requirements of calling upon the name of the Lord mean something entirely different than what is preached by the Church, but it is further a fact that even those who did come to The Call, and failed to have put on the required "wedding garment" of purity, were cast out into the "outer darkness" of mind and being -- i.e., "'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 NKJV).   Thus, there can only be one rational conclusion -- i.e., that the Church has been putting dogmatic words in the mouth of Jesus, in order to bolster the mammon deposited into the collection plates.  

It is in this "outer darkness" of mind and being that Jesus warned about, which is the Spiritual Diaspora of ignorance in which the modern Church presently dwells, that inhibits them from acquiring the knowledge of the true spiritual meaning of the scriptures, as well as the knowledge of the soul and what Paul portrayed as the higher Mysteries of the Kingdom (see Mystery) that could only be known by those who fulfilled the requirement of  the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed, and therefore put on the required "wedding garment" in the parable of The Call.    That the modern Christian world which is founded upon the dogma of Pagan Rome, bases their whole concept of the Gospel on calling upon the Lord with their lips -- while ignoring all of the above teachings and warnings -- makes applicable the words of Jesus: "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me.  And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men'" (Mark 7:6-7 NKJV).

 

  The Fate Of Most Christians Worse Than That Of The Unbelievers: Christians have been programmed by the counterfeit shepherds of the Church to think in a pagan and subjective manner -- sinners remain in subjection to their sinful lower natures, and utilize pagan sacrifices to justify their sinfulness.   From the pagan sacrificial perspective, there simply is no place in their dogmatic thinking for the words: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).   

That the statement by Paul and the other biblical authors that the fate of most Christians is worse than that of the unbelievers, simply cannot even be imagined from the Church's pagan dogmatic perspective.   Why?  Because the original Gospel focus became so altered under the domain of Pagan Rome -- and the original Gospel objectives became suppressed and even portrayed as heresy -- that the modern Christian is simply spiritually disenfranchised to the degree that the present Gospel teachings can no longer support the original intended purpose of the very core principles of the New Covenant.   Yet, what we see portrayed in these important words is the original meaning of the doctrine that Jesus made himself a sacrifice for sinners -- i.e., "...that they might return to the truth and sin no more"!!!   On the other hand, the great truth that is clearly presented in the reality that those who continue to sin after coming to the knowledge of the Gospel,  "...commit apostasy" [and] "...crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt"!!!   And contrary to the pagan doctrines adopted by the fourth century Church, Paul warns that  "...there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries."    And while Peter warns in the above that the fate of complacent believers who continue to sin after coming to the knowledge of the Gospel is worse off than before they learned of the Good News, the modern Christian world has become so spiritually disenfranchised, that they are incapable of understanding these original foundational Gospel teachings and concepts.   Why?  Because what is preached in the Churches today, has relatively little in common with what Jesus actually taught.  And in truth, modern Christian doctrine is founded upon the religious principles of Pagan Rome (see The Christian Judas), than what Jesus actually taught.  How can this be?  A person will ask?  Quite contrary to modern Christian doctrine where all believers are saved, it is very clearly demonstrated in the scriptures that believers who do not live in accordance with the Commandments of the Lord will be punished more severely than the non-believer. This truth is demonstrated in the words: “That servant who knows his master's will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:47-48 NIV).   What Jesus is stating to the reader is that believer’s who do not fulfill the Commandments, will be punished more than those who do not know the will of God.    This whole line of teaching simply has no place in the dogma of the modern Church.

    Sin No More:  Once properly understood it is seen that an important aspect of the original Gospel teachings is founded upon the foundational construct of Jesus' statement to the person he healed and made whole: "...sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" (John 5:14 KJV).   These words never would have been spoken, if there was any validity to modern Christian dogma that Jesus is the sacrifice for the sins of fallen mankind.   And once understood, the whole of the Gospel message has become perverted in the worship of the pagan Jesus-god (see The Ten Words).  In the subheading The Solution To Man's Dilemma are two important quotations that modern Christianity can't even begin to come to terms with: "Therefore 'Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty'" (2 Cor 6:17-18 NKJ).  If Jesus was the one time sacrifice for the sins of mankind -- and salvation is founded upon faith and belief apart from one's own actions -- then there would have been absolutely no reason for Paul to express the need for the follower of Jesus to be separate from those who can be portrayed as being unclean and of this world.   Further, with respect to the need of maintaining this wall of separation, Paul went as far as to command believers to have nothing to do with sinners -- i.e., "I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people... But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner -- not even to eat with such a person. For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? But those who are outside God judges. Therefore 'put away from yourselves the evil person'" (1 Cor 5:9-13 NKJ).  

The Key To The Commandment To Sin No More: While many in the Christian world have perpetually made excuses for their sinful actions -- promoting the dogma of St. Augustine that fallen man is a congenital sinner.  The problem was that the carnal Christians who portrayed themselves as Orthodox were incapable of understanding the Apostles words when he wrote: “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” (Rom 6:1-2 KJV).   The ideas they developed that man was genetically incapable of not being a sinner, and that even after becoming a Christian continued to sin, negated the words of Paul when he wrote: “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” (Rom 6:16 KJV).   One of their paramount errors was their failure to perceive the words of Paul in their true spiritual sense -- i.e., when Paul spoke of death he was not indicating the death of the body, but more appropriately, the severing of the natural man from his spiritual nature.   Thus, as sinners, and men of the flesh, the essence of New Covenant theology -- which was the spiritual perfection of the believer -- was simply beyond their comprehension. The political leaders of the church -- men such as Augustine -- waged great battles with those of an opposing viewpoint such as Pelagius, who championed the cause that “Man is able, if he likes, to live without sin and keep the commandments of God, in as much as God gives him this ability”.   Before we become offended by the early Christian idea that man can live a life free of sin, it is important for us to recognize in the words of Pelagius that he did not say that man has the power to live without sin -- but rather, “God gives him [man] this ability”.   What believer today would disagree with this statement?

With respect to the folly of Augustine in his doctrine of Original Sin, there is another element to the equation that remains totally ignored by the post-Nicene Church.    Quoting from the subheading Original Sin In what was allegorically portrayed as the Fall of Man, part of the soul became lost and entangled in the lower worlds which correspond to the lower aspects and realities of mind and being.  This was not due to any fault of our own -- but was a natural exploration of self as both God through us, began to explore the reality of Self.  An important statement of Paul remains ignored, because the whole Christian understanding of Creation, the concept of original sin, and the need for salvation, simply does not fit into the picture that Paul presents when he writes: "For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now" (Rom 8:19-22 NKJ).  Notice that when Paul portrays the Fall of Man, he states that this fall was forced upon the soul by Creator God -- i.e., "...For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it".   In the beginning Gnosis did not exist, because no experiential knowledge existed -- and the void in the Laws acting upon the souls like a great vacuum, drew part of our souls into the void, and that part of us became lost in the lower worlds in an attempt to begin to know self -- and God is Knowing Self through our higher soul-selves -- and our higher soul-selves is coming to know self through us.

 

 

 

The Ten Minute Test

Fallacy Of Salvation By Faith Alone

Gospel Of Sin?

Fate Of Christians Worse Than Unbelievers

Sinners Cast Out Of The Bosom Of Christ

Drinking The Cup Of The Lord Unworthily

Fate Of Those Who Call Upon The Name Of The Lord Unworthily

Sin No More

The Folly Of Collective Salvation And Social Justice

The Gravely Flawed Surf - Peasant - Subject Mindset

Jesus The Demiurge

Biblical Foundational Mindset

Perpetual Redemption?

The Folly Of Martin Luther

The Pre-Nicene Church

Christian Source Of Apostasy

The Complacent Christian Believer

The Great Void In Christian Doctrine

The Answer To The Doctrine Dilemma

Spiritual Vs Shadow Church

The Spiritual Diaspora

The Journey Of The Soul Into The Kingdom

The Law - The Plight Of The Prodigal Sons

God Uses The Error Of The Church For The Greater Good

The Fatal Dogmatic Flaw Of The Church

 

 

 

    Collective Salvation/Social Justice:  In the article, Marriage: America's Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty, it is demonstrated that those who live in poverty are in fact poor, because under the Secular Progressive domain, they have abandoned biblical morality and marriage. Thus, their poverty and the conditions under which they live, are the direct result of their own choices and actions.  Yet, in this culture of entitlement, they expect others to provide for them, regardless of the fact that they have brought their lifestyle upon themselves by the choices they have made and the leaders they have elected to follow (see   The Folly Of Social Justice - The Counterfeit Dogma Of Jim Wallis And The Marxist Left).   Yet, Paul correctly states: "But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner — not even to eat with such a person" (1 Cor 5:11 NKJV) -- and the Gospels present the cause of their poverty and turmoil in the words of Jesus: "...sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" (John 5:14 KJV).

What Paul is stating is that it is of course a sin to support the immorality and sinfulness of those who choose to dwell in sin. If Christians are commanded by Paul to have no part in the sin of those who have abandoned biblical morality -- to the degree that a Christian should   "...not even to eat with such a person" -- and Jesus warns the person who he healed to cease from sin, lest a worse thing such as even greater poverty come upon them -- then when Christians use their money and resources to indiscriminately support and promote lives of sin, then they have in fact cast themselves in the role of the servant who squandered away his God-Given Talents on the things of this world -- which is in reverse of Barack Obama's interpretation -- i.e., quoting The Abomination Of Obama's Prayer - The Folly Of Social Justice: At this years National Prayer Breakfast, Barack Obama confirmed to the American People why the First Amendment inhibits a secular interpretation of religion (see Washington Post). In his typical ideological promoting of Socialism under the banner of Marxist Social Justice, Obama quoted the parable of the talents and stated: “But for me, as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required’” -- but is Obama's rendition of this parable valid?   What Obama is preaching from the bully pulpit of the presidency, is that Jesus wants you to support those who have reaped the rewards and effects of a sinful life.

Paul writes at 1 Timothy 5:20: "But those elders who are sinning you are to reprove before everyone, so that the others may take warning."  Which of course means that the complacency of Christians to ignore the sin of the people in their congregations, is a bogus spiritual fraud.  In the Epistle of James it is written: "My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, 20 remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins" (James 5:19-20) -- which of course confirms the teaching that the price of sin is death.  And again Paul writes: “The Lord knows those who are His, and Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity” (2 Timothy 2:19).  From a biblical perspective, people are slaves to sin, because they are of this world -- and they are therefore subject to the disease of sin as seen in the words: "Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?" (Rom 6:16). Paul never would have written these words if he took the position that believing in Jesus exempted the person from sin -- i.e., "...whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death" -- or, that one's actions should not be the words of righteousness: "or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?"

The solution to the dilemma is found in the words of Benjamin Franklin who correctly stated: "I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer."

The poor and disenfranchised in this country is the direct result of the failed Secular Progressive agenda they have embraced.  Author, and one time welfare mom Star Parker, portrays the poor as the victims of Uncle Sam's Plantation.  God-fearing people are in no manner obligated to support the lifestyle of those who abandon morality and biblical standards.   While it is good to provide food and clothing to those in need, to take away from those who are living by spiritual standards, to give to those who have abandoned spiritual standards, is in and of itself sin.  The objective of Marxism and their doctrine of Social Justice, is to make the whole of the population dependent upon the government.   The idea that Jesus wants Christians to support those who have abandoned Gospel First Principles, and have openly embraced lives of immorality -- those who have rejected the institution of marriage and brought forth children out of wedlock -- those who have squandered away their lives on alcohol, drug abuse and addictions -- is so adverse to the Gospel teachings, that Barack Obama should be embarrassed to promote his doctrine of Social Justice as being biblically ordained.    But then again, when it is realized that Obama's idea of the balance of church and state is to give the Catholic Church an extra year to abandon their teachings on reproduction and abortion, the whole idea of Obama as a constitutional law professor must be questioned.   If the state can enact a law that inhibits the religious positions of the Church, then the whole concept of First Amendment Religious Protection is a bogus fraud.  The history of what has been portrayed as the War on Poverty, has proven the wisdom of Benjamin Franklin to be correct.   And just as important is the fact that if you use your God-Given resources to make those who have abandoned the biblical teachings comfortable in their sin, then you are in fact yourself promoting a life of sin which is portrayed as unforgivable apostasy to the Gospel in the scriptures (see The Lie).   While you should provide food and necessities to those in need, when you give indiscriminately -- and make lives of sin easy and comfortable -- then you make yourself a proponent of sin. A wise servant will provide greater assistance to those who sincerely strive to embrace and live in accord with Gospel teachings and a biblical lifestyle.  Therefore, to even promote the idea that Jesus wants you to reward those who have abandoned the Gospel teachings -- providing them comfort in lives where the Laws of God has brought tribulation upon them -- i.e.,  "...sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" -- is to make yourself an instrument of sin.   While it is good to feed the hungry, your greater assistance should be reserved for those who repent, and seek to change their ways.  

While it is fine to donate food and clothing to the poor people of this world -- but by Paul's reasoning, anything more than this will cause you to be unclean -- and this is especially true of women and children.  And as can be seen in the second quotation, you are to have nothing to do with a sexually immoral or carnally bound people -- not even to break bread and sit at the same table with them.    Yet, in this time-frame when man's very limited understanding of the Gospel has been reduced to supporting government social programs under the counterfeit cloak of Social Justice and the doctrine of Collective Salvation promoted by the modern Marxist Church, the whole of the Gospel message has become perverted and rendered worthless. 

What is the primary obligation of the believer and community?  The resources of the family should be used in the proper rearing of the children -- creating a consecrated environment within the immediate community -- and bringing about the higher spiritual objectives.  To use family resources in order to support drug addicts -- those who live a sexually and otherwise immoral lifestyle -- to squander away family resources to the degree that your own children are enrolled in government schools where they learn to engage in every form and variety of abject immorality -- an environment where higher and spiritual standards are totally rejected -- from the perspective of Paul and the disciples of Jesus, renders such a parent as being unworthy of the obligation of serving the needs of the children/souls who have been placed in the parents care and dependent upon the parent to raise up their children in TheWay.   Which means that the quasi-Marxism and the redistribution of the wealth in order to provide for the lifestyle of the degenerate and immoral, is in and of itself a sin against God.   And this is especially true when you are funding their abortions.   While from a Constitutional perspective there should be school choice (see Reply: Public Schoolers - How's That Indoctrination Working Out For You?), it is the absolute apostasy of the Church that inhibits the freedom of choice (see Separation Of Church & State - School Choice).

There is absolutely no concept in the Gospels where you give your money to the government so that you are directly supporting a degenerate and immoral lifestyle -- while depriving your own family and (spiritual) community of the necessary resources to raise children and the people to their highest spiritual standards and potential.   The modern Christian dogma that evolved out of the Reformation and Martin Luther and later promoted by Billy Graham that a believer is saved from the moment that call upon the Lord, is not only contrary to all the above New Covenant quotations, but is in direct conflict with the statement of Paul that the Gentile believer should "...be afraid” (Rom 11:20 NIV) of being cut off from their path of salvation.    In speaking of the relationship of the Jews and the Gentile believers in Jesus, Paul warns: “For if God did not spare the natural Jewish branches, he will not spare you either… Otherwise, you also will be cut off” (Rom 11:21-22 NIV).    Thus, there is simply no basis for the modern Christian dogma that is prevalent in the Church that salvation is the free gift of proclaiming one's faith and belief in the one time sacrifice of Jesus.   And that one's actions after this proclamation of faith does not in any measure impact what Christians see as the free gift of salvation, is totally rejected by Paul himself.    

The True and Original Gospel message has been in a downward spiral as it has been passed through the hands of each group of believers into the present.   While the Key of Knowledge and the important esoteric Truth that was revealed to the inner core of disciples was thrown away by the early Gentile Church -- and then paganized under Imperial Rome -- in the Reformation the need for spiritual actions became negated, and the dogma of faith became the only requirement for salvation.   Then, under Billy Graham, the requirement for eternal salvation was to repent and call upon the name of Jesus -- i.e., "A born-again Christian is someone who has repented of their sins and turned to Christ for their salvation, and as a result has become part of God's family forever. All this takes place as God's Spirit works in our lives" (see Billy Graham's My Answer).    Yet, such modern commonplace statements ignore the statement of Paul that if the Gentile Christians violate the terms of their own covenant, that they  should "...be afraid” because "...he will not spare you either [and] …Otherwise, you also will be cut off”.     And while there are many New Testament statements in the above that are totally ignored in the dogmatic position of Billy Graham and the modern clergy, the bottom line of Gospel reality is found in the statements of Paul: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).   

In the degenerating spiral downward, in the same way that Martin Luther opened the door for Billy Graham, what Paul himself portrays as dogmatic apostasy that was preached by Billy Graham, opened the door for the modern quasi-Marxist dogma of promoting socialist government programs as the fulfillment of the Gospel message.   And this has further degenerated the Gospel Message in the very Marxist philosophical doctrine of Collective Salvation and Social Justice -- which is not only being preached by many Mainline Churches today, but is also being promoted as the foundation of Pres. Barack Obama's hope and change agenda.   Thus, under the heading of Collective Salvation the Wikipedia states: "Collective salvation is a quasi-contract religious concept that is the antithesis of individual or personal salvation. It is a mandate of social justice which projects rights not normally given by the laws of a country or state. Its premises are based on dialogue, not accepted doctrine. It supports the perpetual Marxist class struggle for the self-claimed 'divine' purpose of a socialist nirvana under the concept of progressive millennialism.  Those that believe in collective salvation often claim Christianity and other religions as their base religion, but see all religions as one of many paths toward salvation. They stress that any form of salvation must be first a collective action of society becoming one in equality by overturning the past sins of human society and the pillage of the environment."  

In essence what we have is Marxism adopting Christianity in order to promote its own agenda which is neither supported by the Gospels, and is in fact the antithesis of what Jesus taught.   In the same way that the Church has been co-opted by Marxist adversaries who have taken the dogma of Evangelists such as Billy Graham and created an entirely new religion, there merely parallels the takeover of the Church by the Emperor Constantine in order to promote the Imperial Pagan Rome.   What is important to understand is the fact that the universal religion of the Roman Empire was Mithraism -- and in the third century, Mithraism was failing in its purpose as a means for the government to control the people.   In the fourth century Christianity was adopted by the Roman Imperial Government as the official religion of the empire.  Why? Certainly not because the Roman Emperors and politicians wanted to become Christ-like!  ”When artificial religions have thus failed to provide the imperial regime with the effective religious sanction that it needs”, writes Arnold Toynbee in his An Historians Approach to Religion, ”there is only one alternative left to an Imperial Government. It must place itself under the aegis of some living religion that has arisen spontaneously and cannot be discounted by the Imperial Government’s subjects as being a cult manufactured by the imperial authorities. In the Roman Empire both these necessary conditions were filled conspicuously by Christianity...”  The Empire was not converted over to the religion of Jesus -- but rather, the Gospels were corrupted (see http://BibleCorruption.com ) and the true Christians hunted down as heretics in order to convert the religion of Jesus to an acceptable version of quasi-Mithraism.   At its essence, Mithraism was the worship of the sun-god that was born on Dec. 25, and resurrected on Easter.  The day of religious observance was changed from the Sabbath, to Sunday which is the day of the sun -- i.e., sun-worship. The Mass was an integral part of Mithraism.

Quoting the article Christianity, a Plagiarised Version of MithraismThe worship of the God Mithra became common throughout the Roman Empire, particularly among the Roman civil service and military.  Indeed, Mithraism and Christianity were competitors until the 4th century.  Mithra was believed to have been born on the 25th of December, whose birth was witnessed by shepherds and Magi bearing gifts, the Three Wise Men.   His Birthday was celebrated as the Dies Natalis Solis Invicti (The Birth of the Unconquered Sun).   Followers believed that Mithra was born of a virgin.   During his life, Mithra performed miracles, cured illnesses and cast out demons.   Mithra celebrated a Last Supper with his 12 Disciples.   He ascended to heaven at the time of the Spring Equinox, around March the 21st.
1. Mithra was sent down by the Father, God, to confirm his contract with Mankind. The Persian word Mithra literally means 'Contract'.
2. Mithra was born of a virgin, called Anahita.
3. Mithra was born in a stable on December 25th.
4. Mithra was visited by wise men bearing gifts.
5. Mithra had 12 disciples.
6. Mithra was worshipped by Darius, conqueror of Babylon .
7. Mithra celebrated a last supper with his disciples before his death.
8. Mithra died to atone for the sins of Mankind.
9. Mithra was resurrected on a Sunday.
10. Mithra ascended to Heaven to rejoin his Father.
11. On Judgment Day, the dead will be resurrected and judged by Mithra.
12. Mithra will send sinners to Hell and the faithful to Heaven.
13. On Judgment Day there will be a final conflict between Good and Evil. The forces of Evil will be destroyed.
14. Mithra is part of a Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) that took human form.
15. Mithra is depicted as having a halo.
16. Mithra’s followers ate bread and drank wine, representing his flesh and blood.
17. Mithra’s followers were baptised.
18. Saturday and Sunday were days of rest.

The stories of Mithra and Jesus are very much alike. Even the gifts brought by the wise men were the same. Christianity appears to be a plagiarisation of the much earlier cult of Mithraism. Even the bread disks that the worshipers of Mithra ate during their Mass, symbolizing the flesh of their God, was marked with a cross hundreds of years before it became a Christian symbol.  

 Who is the author of the dogma that is promoted by the modern Church -- a dogma that Paul portrays as apathetic to the True Gospel Message?   Thus, Gibbon writes in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: ”Constantine easily believed that the heretics, who presumed to dispute his opinions or to oppose his commands, were guilty of the most absurd and criminal obstinancy... Not a moment was lost in excluding the ministers and teachers of the separated congregations from any share of the rewards and immunities which the emperor had so liberally bestowed on the orthodox clergy. But as the sectaries might still exist under the cloud of royal disgrace, the conquest of the East was immediately followed by an edict which announced their total destruction”.    Thus, in the same way that whoever did not embrace the religion of the emperor met with the sentence of death, whatever scriptures did not conform to the approved version, was immediately destroyed (see http://BibleCorruption.com ).    Whoever rejected the religion of the emperor, became a part of the sweep of those who Constantine declared to be heretics -- i.e., e, the conquest of the East was immediately followed by an edict which announced their total destruction”.   After that, genuine Christian doctrine became whatever Constantine and a series of Roman Emperors declared were valid.   While there are countless examples, the easiest to prove beyond all doubt is the corruption of the Gospels to re-create Jesus from a man who became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) at his baptism, into the Trinitarian god of Mithraism (see The Ten Words).   Yet, modern clergy has perpetually ignored the reality that all the pre-Nicene Church authorities all quoted their scriptures which all confirm the original Ebionite Nazirene position that Jesus was a man who became one with the indwelling Logos/Son of God, by fulfilling the Law within himself.   

It is important to recognize the fact that if a person bases their thinking on a counterfeit foundational doctrine of belief, then it will be virtually impossible to move beyond that self-imposed obstruction that the person has imbued their thinking with.   As an example: The original Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus stated that he became the Messiah/Christ and adopted Son of God at his baptism in the Jordan -- and he achieved this Enlightened state by fulfilling the Laws within himself.   Originally, prior to the take-over of the Church by Pagan Rome in the fourth century, the Gospels confirmed the position of the Ebionites in the words spoken to Jesus: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee" (see The Ten Words).    In recognizing the differences between the doctrine of the Trinity which was imposed upon the Church by the Roman Emperor Constantine, The Adam Clark Commentary stated that if the above words which represents the original text of the Gospels is true, that the Christian religion is “vain and baseless”  (see The Ten Words).   Why?    Because the doctrines that were imposed upon the Church by Pagan Rome, corrupts the foundational teachings of Jesus, and causes the Gospels to be spiritually impotent and unable to fulfill their intended spiritual objectives.   If Jesus was indeed God in the flesh -- and mankind is sinful flesh -- then the idea that sinful and carnal man can imitate God would be the epitome of human folly.   But, if Jesus was as portrayed by the original uncorrupted Gospels, a man who fulfilled the Law within himself and became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) adopted Son of God, then the dogma of the Church is not only “vain and baseless” -- but is a diabolical obstruction to the seeking of Truth and the Kingdom.   

In the annuls of time, apathetic error has continued to give birth to even greater error -- arriving at the doorsteps of the modern Church in the form of Marxist-Christianity that preaches the dogma of Collective Salvation and Social Justice.    These very Marxist ideas has evolved out of the Jesus-god doctrine that once you say your prayer accepting the Lord as your personal savoir, that you are saved regardless of your own actions and lifestyle.  The idea is that, since you are guaranteed salvation, then you ought to use your resources to support government programs which provide for the poor and those in need -- even when those in need are representative of the absolute epitome of immoral degeneracy and a wholesale rejection of the Gospel Message.   

The Church has taken a couple of statements by Paul -- most either corruptions or totally out of context -- and they have built an institution of immorality upon there dogmatic perversion of the Gospel, where Jesus has been cast in the role of a license to live in a state of perpetual sin and immorality in any manner of the people's choosing.   Yet, when the Bible is actually consulted, it would be impossible to promote the idea that Paul stated that you are saved from the moment you say your Jesus-prayer regardless of your actions, when you recognize that it was the same Paul who commanded believers to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry" (Col 3:5).   And as apostate counterfeit believers, the Church ignores the statements that their fate will in fact be worse than the unbelievers (see The Ten Minute Test).

You will know them by their fruits!   One look at the modern culture that the Church has brought forth makes a mockery of Paul's words that the sincere believer must flee "...sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed".   Sexual immorality, impurity and lust not only permeates every aspect of our culture, but is actually taught in government schools that the majority of people who claim to be believers, send their children to.    In recent surveys it was concluded that up to 25% of Evangelical Christian men are addicted to pornography -- and yet, it was Jesus who warned that even looking upon a woman with lust, constituted the act of adultery -- i.e., "You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not commit adultery.' But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart" (Matt 5:27-28 NKJ - see Divine Pattern).    And to the woman who was caught in adultery Jesus stated: "...go and sin no more" (John 8:3-11 NKJ).   He did not say: Profess your belief in me, and your sins will be perpetually forgiven.   In complete opposition to Church dogma, he told the woman: "...go and sin no more".    And when this command is understood to the degree that those who continue to sin after professing their belief, that it will then be "...impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV), then it must be recognized that the whole foundation of modern Church dogma is a total fraud.   

One of the many original teachings that became suppressed by the sect of Christians who portrayed themselves as Orthodox and entered into a covenant relation with Pagan Rome, was the important teachings on Preordination and Predestination (see The Early Church On Predestination).     And it is the suppression of this most important original teaching and higher soul-reality, that causes modern Christians to remain totally ignorant of the application of the Laws that invoke the biblical teachings on Predestination and Preordination -- which in turn causes the modern believer to remain totally ignorant with respect to the Conditions of Birth that affect each and every man who has ever walked the face of the earth (see Conditions of Birth).    Quoting at this link:

The God of the Old Testament proclaims with respect to the source of what man calls evil: "I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the LORD, do all these things.'" (Isa 45:7 NKJ).   And in his ignorance of the Laws, man condemns what he does not understand, and fails to understand the true source of what to his own demise he proclaims to be evil -- i.e., "Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?" (Amos 3:6 KJV).   Thus, there is nothing that exists in this world, that has not been orchestrated by the Laws of God -- i.e., "The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, "Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, and as I have purposed, so it shall stand" (Isa 14:24 NKJ).   And until a man begins to understand the true source and purpose of what he calls evil, he cannot know anything of any true substance. 

If, as Jesus confirms, that not even a single sparrow can fall to the earth apart from the Will of God, then the source and calamities of evil that befall mankind, are the result of the Laws that return to each person the fruit of their own previous actions.   Thus, Jesus warns the man who he previously healed by making him whole: "Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" (John 5:14 KJV).   We must therefore ask: If our own actions can and do cause "...a worse thing [to] come unto [us]", how is this tribulation brought about?  The answer is that there were Laws put into action at the very beginning of Creation which returns to each person the fruit of their own actions -- “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV).

Without an enlightened understanding of the Laws that orchestrate and bring all events about in this world, man continues to dwell in the abyss of profound ignorance.   Further, it is because the people follow their religious, political and philosophical leaders into Hell (see Why Is There Evil In The World? ), that they continue to invoke the very Laws that bring great suffering upon them. 

The Gospels proclaim that the believer must pick up their own cross and travail in TheWay in imitation of the example and pattern of Jesus.   This factual Gospel teaching can only come to pass in the life of the believer, if the original Gospel narrative was correct, and Jesus became the Anointed who was One with the Indwelling Logos (Logos Means Mind of God) at his baptism in the Jordan (see The Ten Words).    Which confirms the original teaching that Jesus was a man who had so perfectly fulfilled the Law within himself, that he became the Anointed (see How Jesus Became The Son Of God).     Which confirms the assertion by the pre-Nicene Church authority Origen when he stated that “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis).   Which confirms the factual position of the Ebionite Nazirenes that Jesus was able to manifest a condition of Absolute Godliness, by virtue of the victories achieved in his own previous lifetimes.    Which reality is presented in the many verses that proclaims: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” -- i.e., “Even as I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same” (Job 4:8 NKJ); “Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled to the full with their own fancies” (Prov 1:31 NKJ); “But you have planted wickedness, you have reaped evil, you have eaten the fruit of deception” (Hosea 10:13 NIV); “God will give to each person according to what he has done” (Rom 2:6 NIV); “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life” (Gal 6:7-8 NIV); “If anyone has an ear, let him hear. He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints” (Rev 13:9-10 NKJ); “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man” (Gen 9:6 NIV); “His disciples asked him [Jesus], Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” (Jn 9:2 NIV).    

In the subheading The Chickens Come Home To Roost, it is demonstrated that the very people who the are poor and suffering in this life, have been born to those conditions because of their own past actions  (see Conditions of Birth).   That the historical man Jesus inherited a life of great spiritual potential that enabled him to arise to the absolute pinnacle of human accomplishment, was brought about by the countless victories where he prevailed over the course of many previous lifetimes.   And the fact that the original Gospels all confirm that Jesus was a man who became the Anointed Son of God, means that he became the pattern of salvation for all those who desire to enter into Life.   

It was impossible for the original Gospel teachings of Jesus to support the Mithraic dogma on the Trinity and the proverbial sun-god that is reborn on December 25th.   So, not only were the Gospels sanitized in order to make them support Mithraic dogma, but so too were the Spiritual Christians and Ebionites who refused to accept the religion of the Emperor.   Quoting http://BibleCorruption.com : The truth and the facts to the matter is very clearly expressed in the words of Prof. Bart D. Ehrman in his book, The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture, where he warns us that: "...theological disputes, specifically disputes over Christology, prompted Christian scribes to alter the words of scripture in order to make them more serviceable for the polemical task. Scribes modified their manuscripts to make them more patently ‘orthodox’ and less susceptible to ‘abuse’ by the opponents of orthodoxy" -- which orthodoxy was to bring the text of the Bible into conformity with the doctrines and tenets of the Church of the Roman Emperor Constantine. To close our hearts and minds to the facts, and ignore the truth, is from a New Covenant perspective synonymous with relinquishing any claim whatsoever with respect to being a follower of Jesus.  With regard to the condition of the Bible we presently use: The surviving Greek texts of the book of Acts are so radically different from each other, that it has been suggested that perhaps there were multiple versions written. In his book The Text of the New Testament, Dr. Vincent Taylor writes that "The manuscripts of the New Testament preserve traces of two kinds of dogmatic alterations: those which involve the elimination or alteration of what was regarded as doctrinally unacceptable or inconvenient, and those which introduce into the Scriptures proof for a favorite theological tenet or practice".   To put Dr. Taylor's words in perspective: What Dr. Taylor is stating is that, whatever doctrine Jesus taught which the Church of the Roman Empire did not agree with, there is overwhelming evidence that the church corrupters removed what was objectionable from their perspective.  In like manner, whatever doctrines the Church regarded as being true, regardless of whether that belief was supported in the scriptures, the Church inserted this belief into the Bible in an attempt to make it authentic.  What Dr. Taylor is warning us is there is good reason to conclude that our scriptures have been rewritten by the Church of Constantine. Now the question that is being posed here is whether you believe the theological tenets of Rome, or the disciples of Christ -- because the two are not the same.   And this is why the Church remains in absolute denial with respect to the many warnings pertaining to continuing in sin that are presented throughout the above, that are rejected by the modern Church.   With respect to that part of the Revelation that is known as the Epistles Of Christ, it was stated and confessed by the Archbishop of the Church of England that “...it is impossible, if the canons of the Church be followed, for these epistles ever to be read in the public services” (see Epistles Of Christ ).    Why?   For the very same reason that the dogma of the Church which was forced upon Christianity by the emperors of Pagan Rome, cannot be rectified with the original Gospel teachings as presented in the forgoing verses -- including the teaching in direct opposition that is presented in the words that the fate of the complacent believer is worse off than that of the unbeliever -- i.e., that it is  "...impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries."     

With respect to the modern Marxist version of Christianity which promotes the dogma of Collective Salvation and Social Justice, it is the offspring of error born from error, which gave birth to even greater error under a long succession of errors that brought forth the modern Franken-Gospel promoted by Marxism.    And in this respect, if you are wildly successful and rich, then there is nothing wrong with using your money in a beneficial way to free the poor from despotic government control that immerses the people in a new version of the traditional slavery (see Uncle Sam's Plantation).   In the words of Pres. John Adams: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”    By destroying the family foundation (see Marriage: America's Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty), the Secular Progressives in our modern society who are Marxist to the core of their thinking, are merely forcing the people into subjugation to the elitists in the world.   By destroying the moral fiber and framework of the people, dependency upon government is then maintained.    That the Church has made the people virtual slaves to what Paul portrayed as the god of this world, is seen in the reality that first the very moral and spiritual foundation of the Church was undermined, and then the congregations of believers were made indentured servants to the very forces of immorality, perversion and depravity that has shackled the people to lives of suffering, hardship and ignorance.   And this, those who Jesus warned were wolves in sheep's attire who would fool and seduce the very elect, have instituted this perversion of the Gospel message in order to undermine the whole spiritual fabric of both the Church and the Constitutional government that was instituted to provide essential God-Given Rights to all the lost prodigal sons and daughters of the Most High.

Peter writes to the Gentile believers: "I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul" (1 Peter 2:11 NIV).   Thus, while these words totally support the commandment of Jesus to "...go and sin no more" (John 8:3-11), they also reject the Marxist ideology that Christians should integrate their children with a culture of immorality, and they should hand their family resources over to a government that not only supports this culture of immorality, but promotes the death and destruction of the unborn as a means of birth control.   One of the earliest of writings known as the Didache (a.k.a. The Teaching of the Apostles), which is said to have been written by the hands of the Apostles of Jesus where it states at Section 2:2 states: "...thou shalt not murder a child by abortion nor kill them when born..." -- and at 5:2 it states: "The Way of Death is filled with people who are...murderers of children and abortionists of God's creatures."    When it is recognized that abortion is merely the fruit of ungodliness -- i.e., "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry" (Col 3:5) -- then to support the ungodly who reap the fruit of their own idolatry that has immersed them in lives of hardship and suffering of reaping what they have previously sown, is in and of itself supporting what is diabolical.   @@@ 

    The Gravely Flawed Serf/Peasant/Subject Mindset: One of the most important elements to the core New Covenant Gospel teachings is the brotherhood of all of mankind -- not in a philosophical manner -- but rather, that each and every one of us are equally the prodigal sons of our Heavenly Father.     But because of the great void that existed in the manmade dogma of Pagan Rome which controlled what Christians were permitted to believe, the folly of the doctrine of Original Sin had to be invented by the man known as St. Augustine (see Folly Of Original Sin).   From a pagan perspective, Jesus represented the eternal sacrifice for what Augustine portrayed as the Fall of Man.   And it is the adoption of this redemptive mindset that has so alienated the Christian world from the true spiritual objectives of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay, that they remain spiritually sterile and bound by their own self-imposed ignorance.    With respect to the doctrine of the Fall of Man that is presented by Paul -- he confirms that it was God that forced mankind to wander in an almost lost state of mind in order to bring about the next stage of birth: "For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now" (Rom 8:19-22 NKJ) -- i.e., all of mankind is equally the offspring or children of God as seen in the words: "...because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God."    And this is why after completing the journey from the Alpha to the Omega, the historical Jesus portrayed all of mankind as his brothers in the words: “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).   The original Gospel message teaches that the historical person of Jesus was a man, just like all of mankind, who overcame and fulfilled the Law of God within himself to the degree that he became One with God -- or, the First Prodigal Son to return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination (see Gate Of Eden).  

What does the scriptures state: "Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, 'I said, You are gods '?" (John 10:34 NKJ).   If Jesus confirmed the Law which declared that we are gods, then what is our true nature? When the first century Christian Justin Martyr quoted the 82nd chapter of Psalms from his scriptures, the sacred writings that he used did not read as ours does today. “God standeth in the congregation of gods”, Justin wrote, "I said, Ye are gods, and are all children of the Most High...” (Dialogue of Justin).   In addition to Justin, this verse is also found translated in this same manner in the works of Tertullian, Origen and Cyprian.  Thus, we have the witness of four of the earliest of Christians that “God standeth in the congregation of gods”, when the scriptures are speaking about us.  Justin then goes on to explain that all men were made like God, “free from suffering and death, provided that they kept His commandments, and were deemed deserving of the name of His sons, and yet they, becoming like Adam and Eve, work out death for themselves... thereby it is demonstrated that all men are deemed worthy of becoming ‘gods’, and of having power to become sons of the Highest; and shall be each by himself judged and condemned like Adam and Eve”.

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 great truth that has been continually expressed by both Jewish and Christian visionaries is that the knowledge of the mysteries of God and the Divine Plan begins with the knowledge of ourselves as the Prodigal Sons of our Heavenly Father. It is for this reason that the second-century Church Father Clement of Alexandria said that it is “…the greatest of all lessons to know one's self. For if one knows himself, he will know God; and knowing God, he will be made like God… and that man becomes God, since God so wills”.    In his treaties on The Soul and the Resurrection, St Gregory writes that “the Resurrection is no other thing than 'the re-constitution of our nature in its original form’”, and states that there will come a time “…when the complete whole of our race shall have been perfected from the first man to the last”.  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.   If the whole of our race will one day be perfected from the first man to the last, then there are many grave misconceptions on the part of believers today.

The reason these great truths are no longer the focus of the modern church is best captured in the words of A. Powell Davies: “Biblical scholars”, he writes, ”were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” (quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls).   What Davies was referring to was the fact that in the fourth century, the Church of Constantine so altered the focus of the teachings of the New Covenant, that what we call Christianity today has its doctrinal legacy of birth in Pagan Rome, and has little in common with the religion that the Son of God revealed to man at the beginning of our Common Era.  

Unlike the 4th century church of Constantine that declared Jesus to be God, the original disciples and first followers of Jesus saw him as a man who lived such a holy and consecrated life (see Ebionite HomePage), that he became At-One with God -- and thus became the Divine Pattern that all men must emulate.   Their view of him was that he was the firstborn -- or the first resurrected to the Kingdom -- the first of the prodigal sons to return home from among us, his brothers.   This is especially seen in the words of the Lord where he said: “For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother” (Matt 12:50 KJV).

It is plain in the scriptures that Jesus is “a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting” (1 Tim 1:16 KJV).   A pattern is not something that you casually believe in -- but rather, something that you mold your life after.   Moreover, if Jesus is the pattern, then Jesus is the very standard by which all men are to be judged.   Why?   Because if Jesus was a man who was able to perfect himself by fulfilling the Royal Law within himself, and be resurrected into the Kingdom, then all our excuses for leading carnal and immoral lives are without merit -- i.e., because this same standard would then be expected of us -- the Lord's brothers and sisters.  

The Apostle tells us: “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children” (Eph 5:1 NAS).   If we were created as inferior beings who were nothing more than the natural offspring of Adam and Eve, as Christians believe today, then the Apostle would never have told a race of inferior beings to imitate God.   The basis of Paul's words is seen in the fact that man is created in the image and likeness of God, and is God's own offspring.   If we were inferior beings, neither would God command us: “ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy” (Lev 11:45 KJV), if we did not possess this innate ability.   What is written here is no different than what St. Gregory said when he wrote that we must walk the “path of an exact imitation of Him Who leads the way to salvation” -- which path in the words of St. Nazianzen, reveals to us our true nature and makes “us like God”.

When a child becomes an adult, is he inferior to his parent?   In like manner, when the prodigal son returns home to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination, and matures to his full spiritual potential and stature, is he inferior to his father?   What is important is for us to realize that we do not know our true potential, and neither do we understand the process that gives us the ability to “imitate God”, and makes us “like God”.   The undeniable Christian Truth that no one who claims to be a believer should deny, is that we don't know the answer to these questions.   How can we?   As Christians, we have faith that Jesus meant what he said when he promised that he would teach us -- and reveal to us all the Mysteries of God -- if we become his faithful disciple.   

This great truth is seen in Origen's reply to Celsus where he wrote: “By participation in the Son of God one is adopted as a son… by participation in the Holy Spirit is a man rendered holy and spiritual…”.   The problem is seen in the fact that the Church totally alienated themselves from the knowledge and awareness of that principle called the Son of God that dwells within each of us (see The Logos).   Neither can the Church comprehend the reality that this Indwelling Logos or Mind of God, is the One Teacher that Jesus commanded to seek out and learn from (see The Search For The True Prophet).    And that this innate ability to seek out and learn directly from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet, is the only means for the lost prodigal sons and daughters to acquire the knowledge of TheWay -- which will free them from enslavement to the ignorance of what Jesus portrayed as the Citizen of this, the Far Country -- which Paul portrayed as the god of this world. 

The power of the Citizen of the Far Country which totally controls the organic people of the earth, is in his ability to shackle the individual in the abyss of ignorance -- portrayed by Jesus as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- also portrayed as Plato's Cave (see Cave) -- and the means to escape the shackles of ignorance can only be revealed to those who seek to learn directly from the True Prophet (see The Spiritual Disenfranchisement Of The Mind).     Paul makes reference to the wisdom of the wise of this world coming to naught -- and this is because man's own higher soul and spiritual reality is simply inconceivable to his "natural" organic physical consciousness (see Mystery Of The Gospel).

The Gospel of Thomas declares: "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".   It does not say to Know God -- because it is impossible to Know God, without first knowing one's self.    Those who have not themselves yet uncovered their true spiritual nature as the Sons and Daughters of God, perceive sacred truths in forms, types, and allegories -- because they, being carnal,  “cannot comprehend” the mysteries of God that awaits them.   When God, in the words of St. Nazianzen, no longer is an “object of wonder”, but rather an “object of desire” -- and we, desiring to be purified from the defilements of this world, make ourselves fit vessels for the Lord to indwell, the Spirit, according to St. Nazianzen, reveals to us our true nature, and the revelation of this manifest Sacred Knowledge makes “us like God; so that when we have thus become like Himself, God may, to use a bold expression, hold converse with us as Gods, being united to us, and that perhaps to the same extent as He already knows those who are known to Him”.  St. Nazianzen then writes that “the Divine Nature then is boundless and hard to understand” by those who are yet carnal and think as natural beings of this world.

Who among us has attained to such a level of Godliness that God will “converse with us as Gods”?   It is for this reason that Origen admits that the disciple of Christ knows full well that growing to spiritual maturity is not a simple chore.   In the same way that a fetus and infant cannot grow to maturity in the cycle of a day, neither can the soul grow to its Godly potential in the cycle of one lifetime.   In the same way that a child grows to a man in steps, Jesus taught (see The Unanswerable Question) the soul has transmigrated and inhabited many bodies of flesh in its quest for this necessary level of Godliness.   It is also the true disciple of Christ who knows that the Lord Jesus came to save us from our fate of being lost in this world -- in subjection to the Law, ever reincarnating in useless lives of suffering and spiritual depravation -- but carnal man, refusing to follow in Jesus' footsteps, continually chooses the darkness of this world over the Light of the kingdom.

The question the modern believer must ask is this: Do you truly believe the words of our Lord when He said: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6 NIV)?   Yet, because the Church has spiritually castrated itself by its adherence to (pagan) manmade doctrines of imperial emperors and priests of the shadow church of Pagan Rome, the people are incapable of comprehending that while their brother the historical Jesus is representative of the pattern, it is the Indwelling Logos/Son of God that is the Source of both all Truth and Life.   That this fact was declared in the original Gospel message, is proven in The Ten Words.

If you believe these words, then you have only one option: You must be ready to cast off the manmade doctrines of error that have become infused into modern Christianity, and become a genuine disciple of the Light.   If you truly believe, then you must begin your search for the real Jesus.   The true Christians are not those who believe in the antichrist of Constantine or the very carnal and Pagan doctrines of the Roman Church -- but rather, those who realize that they must have Jesus the Nazirene, and no other.   True Christians know that it is not enough to believe, they must believe the Truth -- which Truth can only be received directly from the Lord.  Further, you must receive and become your true self -- i.e., the Being of Light, while you are still alive in the physical body -- as demonstrated in the words from the Gospel Of Philip: "If anyone becomes a child of the bridal chamber, he will receive the light.  If anyone does not receive it while he is here, he will not be able to receive it in the other place. He who will receive that light will not be seen, nor can he be detained. And none shall be able to torment a person like this, even while he dwells in the world. And again when he leaves the world, he has already received the truth in the images. The world has become the Aeon (eternal realm), for the Aeon is fullness for him. This is the way it is: it is revealed to him alone, not hidden in the darkness and the night but hidden in a perfect day and a holy light."

It is impossible for most Christians to succeed in the manifestation of the pattern (of Jesus) within themselves, because they are of a peasant/serf/subject mindset.    They attempt to worship God as if he were a worldly ego-driven king -- telling him how wonderful he is.   Thus, they see themselves as subjects that must appease and glorify the king -- in contradistinction to imitating the pattern that that the historical man Jesus perfected in his own life and return as the first prodigal son to totally fulfill the Law within himself -- which fulfilling of the Law enables each prodigal son and daughter to learn directly from the Indwelling Son of God, and grow to their own full maturity in Messiah/Christ.   Thus, Paul writes to the congregation at Galatians: "My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you" (Gal 4:19-20 NIV) -- and if a believer fulfilled the requirements of second birth by the mere profession of words as Christians believe and practice today, then Paul never would have stated these words to the Galatians.    And that because of the modern Church's subject/peasant mindset of appeasement with their lips, that fails to embrace the necessary pattern that enables them to fulfill the Law within themselves, they fail to understand and bring about the Spiritual Birth from the Virgin (see Virgin Birth).     Thus, they fail to understand that both the wives of Abraham are an allegory -- as well as the account of the Virgin Birth of Jesus -- and they remain totally ignorant of the meaning of Paul's words when he wrote: "Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?  For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.  But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.  Which things are an allegory..." (Gal 4:21-24 KJV) -- an allegory which portrays the first stage of birth which is of the flesh, and the second stage of birth which is of the promise and the Spirit -- and is presented in the allegory of the Virgin Birth (see Virgin Birth).   Further, it is impossible to bring about this next stage of birth apart from what is portrayed in the name of Joseph (see Joseph - The Generative Power Of The Kingdom).    And because the Church as in their adoption of pagan dogma and systems of belief totally alienated themselves from the spiritual meaning of the Gospels, the words of the Gospel of Philip presents their spiritually disenfranchised fate -- i.e., "Those who say that first they shall die and (then) they shall arise are confused. If they do not first receive the resurrection (while) they live, they will not receive anything (when) they die"
(see Gospel Of Philip).

 

 

 

  In not understanding how the ancients used the term Demiurge, modern man has fallen into the trap of worshipping false gods.    While the term Demiurge was used by Plato and the Gnostics, its most well known usage was in the portrayal of the Jews as worshipping a Demiurge instead of the true Creator-God.    But in the failure to apply what Jesus portrayed as the Key of Knowledge -- and that each person or group of believers fashion the world in which they dwell through the filter of their mindset and doctrines of belief -- modern man remains both ignorant of who and what he worships.    The meaning of the word Demuirge which is often portrayed as a lesser god, indicates "one who fashions, shapes, and models" -- and when the Key of Knowledge is applied, it is understood that each person of group of likeminded people all ascribe to a vision of the world that is perceived through the filter of their system of beliefs.    When the Church was converted over to a system of redemption under Pagan Rome, Jesus ceased to be the example and pattern for all of mankind to follow and imitate -- and began the role of a pagan mojo that was a perpetual sacrifice for sin -- which transitioned the believer into the subject (see Subject Mindset) which was common among the heathen population of the Roman Empire.     And while the whole belief system of Jesus the redeemer that permits the body of believers to dwell in what can be an environment of perpetual sin is openly condemned and rejected by the biblical authors (see The Fallacy Of Salvation By Faith Alone), the great void in Church dogma and the flawed foundation of modern Christian doctrine of belief has so alienated the body of believers from the core Gospel teachings and spiritual objectives, that the Church has exiled itself to a condition of profound blind ignorance in a Spiritual Diaspora.     Worshipping a manmade god which they call Jesus.

If it was Paul's intention to create a religion where salvation is by faith apart from the person's actions, then he would not have warned that if the believer sins after coming to the knowledge of TheWay, that there is no longer a sacrifice for them -- and they are very much an abomination and apostate to the Kingdom of God (see Fate Of Christians Worse Than Unbelievers).    But because Roman (pagan) philosophy which was Mithraic in its core concepts, was built upon the foundation of sacrifice for perpetual sin -- which philosophy has little in common with the original Gospel teachings of TheWay -- the prediction of Paul has come to pass in his vision that the Church which called itself Christian, would worship the Anti-Christ as God (see Church of the AntiChrist).    

You Will Know Them By Their Fruit: The Christian today dwells under the illusion that because of their belief in Jesus, they are exempt having to live in accord with the Law and the Commandments of God.   thus, they are themselves a lawless people who claim to possess a license to live in any manner of their choosing.    Thus, they have exempted themselves from the Gospel requirements that declares: “But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46 NKJ).   And, they wrongly believe that the very words of the Gospel do not apply to them:  “Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven” (Matt 7:21 NIV).   

The modern mindset and culture of the western world which has become associated with the Church, has in practice taken the abomination and immorality of Sodom and Gomorrah to a new level.   In a world where young girls and boys casually hook-up, marriage has become virtually null and void.    And with statistics demonstrating that over 25% of Evangelical Christians are addicted to pornography, does the words of Jesus have any meaning to the modern believer -- i.e., "...But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matt 5:28 NIV).    That the modern Christian remains totally ignorant of the true purpose of sex and marriage with respect to the Divine Pattern with the environment of a Spiritual Marriage.    There is a reason for every spiritual precept in the scriptures -- and thus, the article Lilith - The Demonic Reality Of Feminism, opens with the statement:

To engage in a behavior that you are totally ignorant of the consequences -- is to walk blindfolded into freeway traffic -- to play Russian Roulette with a fully loaded revolver -- is to walk barefoot in a pit of poisonous vipers.    While this present article (Lilith) was written many years ago, there is a section in the newly authored article The Three Lies entitled Man And Woman as the Cosmic Ovum And Sperm, that will present to the reader important knowledge that has been censored -- and that is generally unknown to our modern culture.    Why does the Bible reject unmarried sex?   Why did Jesus even condemn visual lust played out in one's mind?   Why is casual sex prohibited in the scriptures?    Not to know the answers to these questions, is to walk blindfolded into heavy freeway traffic.    Knowledge is Power -- and when proper knowledge is applied to one's life, the person becomes empowered to prevail over all forces in opposition to one's success.   The informed mind can succeed, where the uninformed and ignorant will fail. 

 

Not only does modern man not understand the underlying reasons that the scriptures reject casual sex, but our modern culture which is based upon junk science -- a junk science that is not only easily demonstrated to be counterfeit -- but is also the cause of the suppression of scientific findings of fact that would force informed people to immediately reject the folly and tenets of our modern culture which enslaves the ignorant.   While freedom and choice is good -- anytime that we act blindly without knowing the consequences of our actions, we are putting ourselves in great danger.   And in many ways the prevailing ignorance of most young women in our modern culture, can very much be likened to a blind date with a serial killer who is in search of his next victim.   Not to understand the scientific and spiritual principles presented at the link which holographically demonstrates that man and woman is very much a  Cosmic Ovum And Sperm that is endeavoring to bring about the next level of birth within the mind and being of the individual -- is to remain in the abyss of self-ignorance. 

 The worship of the Jesus Demiurge of Pagan Rome has not only spiritually disenfranchised the modern believer from the core and objectives of the Gospels, but has so spiritually castrated the congregation of believers, that they have been rendered impotent with respect to bringing about the necessary spiritual maturity that would enable them to even begin to understand the essence of the Gospel purpose with any depth in their lives.     

 

 

 
      

  The Biblical Foundational Mindset: Christians are faith-based, simply because both the essence of the Gospel and the objectives and higher realities of life make absolutely no sense to their limited thinking which is inhibited by a foundational mindset that is pagan and manmade.   It is impossible for them to comprehend the reality of the foregoing Gospel teachings that they continually ignore -- and how these important teachings can possibly apply to them in the manner that they appear to -- because the very foundation of their thinking is manmade and counterfeit.   And this fact is especially seen in the question asked by the disciples: "Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?'" (John 9:1-2 NKJ).   Thus, what Christian today would ask the forgoing question?   Not a single one would.    Why?    Because modern Christians have been totally alienated from the biblical foundational mindset, by the very doctrines adopted while the Church was ruled over by Pagan Rome.    Thus, we must pose the question:  What prompted the disciples of Jesus to even ask such a question?  Turning to the historian, this ultra important element to the equation of life is made reference to by Edward Gibbon in the footnote regarding the question of the disciples at John 9:2: "The disciples of Jesus were persuaded that a man might have sinned before he was born, (John, ix. 2,) and the Pharisees held the transmigration [reincarnation] of virtuous souls, (Joseph. de Bell. Judaico, l. ii. c. 7;) and a modern Rabbi is modestly assured, that Hermes, Pythagoras, Plato, etc., derived their metaphysics from his illustrious countrymen" (Gibbon; Decline & Fall) -- metaphysics that embraced the concept of the pre-existence and transmigration of the soul.

Again, let me pose the question as to what this statement means to us from a modern-day perspective?   It means that the mindset and doctrinal thinking of the modern believer is so alienated from the original biblical foundational mindset and thinking, that the modern believer has been rendered spiritually sterile.    The original mindset and thinking with respect to the events of life from the perception of the disciples is explored in the Wycliffe Commentary where it is written: "The question of the disciples (v. 2) was grounded in the belief that bodily infirmity or suffering was due to sin, whether of parents (Exo 20:5) or of the man himself, presumably on the basis of the soul’s pre-existence, which some Jews held".   Thus we must ask: Is this some Jewish fable that the disciples of Christ conjured up themselves?   Or is this belief a foundational element of the Gospel that Jesus taught to them?   Once properly understood the position of the disciples is founded upon the construct of Jesus' statement to the person he healed and made whole: "...sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" (John 5:14 KJV).    And what this means is that those who sin -- especially after coming to the knowledge of the Gospel message -- inherit a fate even worse than before they were healed from their sin.   To the degree that Paul warned the congregation of believers: , “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV).    

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

While Christians attempt to interpret the parable of the Prodigal Son in fragmented piecemeal, when taken as a whole, and understood as a universal reality common to all of mankind in the manner it was intended to be understood, it is recognized to be in total conflict with modern Christian doctrine.    Once it is understood that each of us is the Prodigal Son/Daughter of our Heavenly Father, then it must also be recognized that each of us at one time dwelled in the Kingdom prior to journeying out into this, the "far country".    Thus, we see this parallel concept in the above quotation from the Zohar where it states that each of us, like the Prodigal Son that we are, must return to our Source -- i.e.,  "The souls must re-enter the absolute substance whence they have emerged...."

In the parable of the Wedding Feast, those who come to TheCall, must have put on the required Wedding Garment -- and thus, we see the parallel concept in the Zohar in the words with respect to the required perfection of each soul: "But to accomplish this end they must develop all the perfections, the germ of which is planted in them..."   To the degree that Jesus stated in the Sermon on the Mount at Matthew 5:48 that each soul must be as perfect as their Heavenly Father -- i.e., again parallel to the Zohar: "...and if they have not fulfilled this condition during one life, they must commence another, a third, and so forth, until they have acquired the condition which fits them for reunion with God”.

To even begin to comprehend this higher reality of the perfection of the soul over the course of many lifetimes, the person must understand the cycle of the Prodigal Son/Daughter as presented in the words: "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," says the LORD.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.  For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it" (Isa 55:8-11 NKJ).   God cannot fail -- and nothing in Creation can be void -- and as the Prodigal Sons of the Most High, each of us emanated from the Edenic Kingdom of Origination -- and each us us must fulfill the requirement of perfection as presented at Matt 5:48 -- and if this required perfection is "...not fulfilled this condition during one life, [we] must commence another, a third, and so forth, until [our souls] have acquired the condition which fits them for reunion with God”
And 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 brought this world which is a realm where each of us is able to grow and evolve to perfection -- i.e.,
“For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time” (Rom 8:20-22 NIV).   What the Apostle states in the above quotation is that it was the 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”.

 

 

 

 

 

The Church - In Crisis

In the same way that it was said of the Jews who rejected Jesus:

Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs in their presence,

they still would not believe in him…”

 Christians can progress no further in their own walk in TheWay

 until they first understand why these people did not believe in Jesus, as seen in the words:

For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere:

 ‘He has blinded their eyes and deadened their hearts,

So they can neither see with their eyes,

Nor understand with their hearts’

(John 12:37-40 NIV). 

The Apostate Church

 

Because of their apostasy, even if Jesus himself was to come and speak to the Christians today, their eyes would remain blinded, their ears deafened, and their hearts deadened.   Why?   No amount of facts presented to the Church can open the eyes of their leaders.   No amount of Truth can persuade them that they are walking down the proverbial broad-way of self-destruction.   Because they judge themselves, by the standards of this world, their vision of what Jesus required has become clouded and gravely misguided.   Having been turned from TheWay by the apostles of the evil one in the more distant past, they presently dwell in a Spiritual Diaspora that Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being -- and because of their wholesale disenfranchisement from the original spiritual essence and purpose of the Gospel Message, while it is true that while they call upon the Name of the Lord with their lips, "...It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: A dog returns to its vomit, and, A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud" (2 Pet 2:20-22 NIV).     Their own Bibles witness that they are apostates who "...who crucifies the Son of God afresh -- holding him up to contempt."   And because they dwell in a Spiritual Diaspora, there is nothing that anyone can say that will save them from the hell they have imposed upon themselves.

 

 

 

 

While The Teachings Of Yeshua/Jesus Are The Truth

The Way Of The Churches Bring Spiritual Death

Because They Share A Common Doctrinal Flaw

Liberal And Conservative Churches

Are Merely Opposite Polarities Of The Same Flaw

It is not a sin to have been misled by the god of this world

Yeshua warned that even the elect would be seduced

It is only a sin not to seek Truth, when it has been presented to you

 

When the leaders of one Church oppose the leaders of another Church, the equation is not truth opposing error -- but rather, it is as one polarity of error opposing it's opposite polarity of error.   Why?   Because it is their flawed foundation that not only causes all the opposing opinions that consume and divide the Christian and ultimately the religious world, but causes each group to remain alienated from the Truth.   If, what Paul refers to as the god of this world, can invoke disputes and factional polarizations -- to the degree where fragments of truth are mistaken for the Whole Truth -- then the Truth has been overcome by the power of darkness.   Yeshua warned that a House that is divided, cannot stand -- and Christianity remains a religion of mass confusion and opposing opinions, because the god of this world has prevailed in his endeavor to induce Christians to ignore the warning of Paul on the sin of sects (see No Sects).   Yeshua did not come to promote doctrines of opinion and belief -- but rather, he came to teach TheWay that each person must walk, to Know The Truth and the Kingdom.   In the parable of the good seed and the field, the enemy sowed tares among the good seed -- and it has been these tares that had divided believers and alienated them from being nourished by the Sacred Manna of the Kingdom that can only be received by those who pick up their own cross and follow in the footsteps of Yeshua and TheWay.   Fix the flawed foundation, and all the opposing opinions that divide the Christian and religious world will very quickly disperse.   And while Christian's claim to rely upon the New Testament -- it is the very scriptures they champion that rejects their doctrines of belief as being turned out of TheWay.  Why do they fail to see this fact?   Because they are blinded by their flawed foundation which causes them to perceive in error.  

  The Flawed Doctrine Of Perpetual Redemption:   Church doctrine had become strongly influenced and defined by carnal believers who were converted in name only from the paganism of Rome by the Emperor Constantine.   The pagan mindset appeases a God that it cannot know, because the thinking of the people are immature and undeveloped.  In the same way that the Pharisees sacrificed animals for their sin, the pagan Christians used Jesus as a sacrifice for their sins.   And in the same way that Jesus condemned all animal sacrifice -- stating that he was the one time sacrifice for the sins of the faithful flock -- the pagans of Rome who called themselves Christian, turned Jesus into a perpetual sacrifice for lives lived in continual sin, immorality and often spiritual depravity.   Contrary to the paganism and idolatry of the Church, the New Testament openly condemns those who sin after embracing the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay -- stating that they crucify the Messiah/Christ afresh, and they forfeit any and all hope of salvation.   Thus, in direct opposition to Church doctrine, Yeshua/Jesus taught that his followers had to keep the Commandments and the Law in a spiritual manner -- rather then the carnal manner of the Pharisees -- and they had to be more righteous: "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.  For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.  Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven" (Matt 5:17-20 KJV).   To the man who was healed by Yeshua he warned: "Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee." (John 5:14 KJV).  And once again this same reality is portrayed in the words of Paul: "But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor." (Gal 2:17-18 KJV). 

These words mean absolutely nothing to the leaders of the Churches, because to them religion is a commercial business which they peddle -- and for them to remain in business, the prevailing spiritual sickness must remain fully in effect.   While ignorance and spiritual disenfranchisement is the cause of the disease, sin is the outward effect of the spiritual sickness that Jesus came to cure.   The disciple who was healed of this congenital sickness, by virtue of the blood of the Lamb, was granted the Power to be healed from this sickness.   Once cured he did not remain sick -- but was healed from the malady that was the cause of his ignorance, suffering and spiritual disenfranchisement.   The Church, on the other hand, thrives by promoting the disease that afflicts mankind -- and it is necessary to keep the people ignorant for the prodigal sons and daughters to remain shackled to lives of suffering in this, the "far country" where they are bound to the "outer darkness" of consciousness, mind and being.

As the Gospel became corrupted by the pagans who called themselves Christian, the degeneracy of the Church was opposed by men such as Pelagius who wrote that: “Man is able, if he likes, to live without sin and keep the commandments of God, in as much as God gives him this ability”.   It is important to recognize that Pelagius did not say that man has this inherent ability -- but rather, God grants him this ability -- but this ability can only be bestowed upon those disciples who are truly faithful to the very spiritual essence of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay.   Pelagius vehemently opposed the corruption of the clergy and priests of the Roman Church -- the idolatry of the Pagan Christians -- and this statement was written against the dreadful moral standards of the church which had thoroughly embraced the doctrine of St. Augustine that all events of life was totally controlled by Divine Providence.   To the reasoning of Augustine, it made no difference if man committed sin, because he did not possess freewill.   Under the doctrine of predestination promoted by Augustine, man could do nothing on his own -- and whether he was saved or not, was predestined from before the world was created.   This doctrine was of course used by the Roman Church because it conveniently established the Church in the role of the singular determining factor in man’s search for salvation.   Being a member of the church was the only qualifier that saved mankind -- and since man was morally challenged because of the Original Sin of Adam and Eve, it did not matter how defiled or sinful a life he lived.   From a doctrinal perspective, all of mankind was morally challenged -- man was a congenital sinner, and could do nothing on his own -- and since no deeds either good or bad could save him -- it was doctrinally reasoned that mankind could therefore live in accordance with any moral standard he desired, so long as he lived under the protective umbrella of the Roman Church.  

That Christians are in fact required to test what they believe is seen in the commandment of the Apostle to “prove and test all things” -- and it is the claim of the original teachings of Jesus that we have this ability -- not by virtue of our own powers of carnal reasoning, but because God has given us the ability to carry out the commandment of the Apostle.   But Christians remain shackled to ignorance, because they choose to blindly believe in the carnal doctrines of men.   The very name Christian conveys a person who is of an Anointed and Illumined mind and understanding -- a state of mind that our modern-day faith-based doctrines represent only a very incomplete understanding of the true depth of the original Gospel message.

In the process of what is known as reverse osmosis, man has the power to purify contaminated water -- and he does so through the process of removing the impurities that became infused into the water as it flowed from its source to the point where he is able to receive it.   In the case of what we believe today, the filter that we use to purify what we have received is knowledge -- and that knowledge can only be realized when it is built upon the same foundation as that which was found at the waters source.  

History easily demonstrates that under the rule of Roman Authority, the church fell into such carnal degeneracy that it embraced every sort of political and materialistic corruption -- a corruption that brought the level of the church so low, that it even ordained sexual orgies for the priests.   To further “illustrate the condition and character of the times”, Gibbon writes in the Decline And Fall of the Roman Empire, that “Simony”, or the buying and selling of ecclesiastic positions within the church, “was not unknown in those times; and the clergy sometimes bought what they intended to sell.  It appears that the bishopric of Carthage was purchased by a wealthy matron, named Lucilla, for her servant Majorinus”.   Regarding the wholesale immorality and depravity of the churches, Gibbon writes that: “Fraud, envy, and malice prevailed in every congregation.  The presbyters aspired to the episcopal office, which every day became an object more worthy of their ambitions”.

This morally bankrupt lifestyle was justified under the Augustinian doctrine that, by nature, man is incapable of doing good, and he is saved by virtue of his membership in the church.   Those who opposed the Pagan Church of Rome, were condemned as heretics -- hunted down and murdered (see The Death Of The Teachings Of Jesus).   Because Constantine was not only carnal, but in every way a ruthless conscienceless despot who embraced evil in everything he did, the Church that he formed was born in the image of its creator.   The question that every believer must ask today is how corrupted and contaminated has the message of Christ become after it had been placed in the hands of mankind?  In a letter to Pope Leo X on September 6th, 1520, Martin Luther wrote of the Christianity of his day, that the church, “…once the holiest of all, has become the most licentious den of thieves, the most shameless of all brothels, the kingdom of sin, death, and hell. It is so bad that even Antichrist himself, if he should come, could think of nothing to add to its wickedness” (Quoted in: The Great Thoughts; compiled by George Seldes). 

That many Christians who remained carnal in their understanding twisted the doctrine of faith over the rituals of the Law which Paul promoted among the Gentiles, is readily seen in the statement of Peter where it is written: "Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.  Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless;  and account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation -- as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you,  as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.  You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked;  but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen" (2 Pet 3:13-18 NKJ).  

If all that was necessary was to call upon the name of Jesus and be saved, then Peter never would have made notice that "...as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures."   If all that was necessary was to have faith and call upon the name of the Lord -- saying a prayer accepting Jesus as the believers personal Lord and Savior -- then Peter never would have stated that many of the believers who were reading Paul's Epistles were ignorant of the essence of the teachings of Yeshua who were "...untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures."  

It is their flawed foundational doctrines of belief that not only cause all the opposing opinions that consume and divide the Christian and ultimately the religious world, but causes each group to remain alienated from the Truth.   Fix the foundation and restore Wholeness, and the Living Vine which the Church once was, will again be able to supply the spiritual manna that will heal the Nations.  Yet, if that power that Paul refers to as the god of this world, can continue to invoke disputes and factional polarizations -- seducing people into lives of blind belief in the carnal doctrines or men -- to the degree where fragments of truth are mistaken for the Whole Truth -- then the Truth as it is manifest in this world will continue to be overcome by the power of darkness.   Yeshua warned that a House that is divided, cannot stand -- and Christianity remains a religion of mass confusion and opposing opinions, because the god of this world has prevailed in his endeavor to induce Christians to ignore the warning of Paul on the sin of sects (see No Sects).   Yeshua did not come to promote doctrines of opinion and belief -- but rather, he came to teach TheWay that each person must live, think and walk in this life, to Know The Truth and manifest the Kingdom within them.   In the parable of the good seed and the field, the enemy sowed tares among the good seed -- and it has been these tares that has divided believers and alienated them from being nourished by the Sacred Manna of the Kingdom that can only be received by those who pick up their own cross and follow in the footsteps of Yeshua and TheWay.   Fix the flawed foundation -- restore Wholeness -- and all the opposing opinions will disperse.   And while Christian's claim to rely upon the New Testament -- it is the very scriptures they champion that rejects their doctrines of belief as being turned out of TheWay.  Why do they fail to see this fact?   Because they are blinded by their flawed foundation which causes them to perceive in error.   Truth can only be revealed and received in accord with the disciples sincere willingness to live the Truth that has been imparted to them from the Holy Spirit in word, thought, desire and deed.   In refusing to live in the Life and Light of TheWay, the Christian world has been conquered, and they dwell in the abyss of darkness and confusion.   But what is truly pitiful and sad, is the fact that the people choose lives of suffering and ignorance, when it is within their power to Know the Truth that breaks the shackles of the god of this world.

The twisting of the scriptures by a vast multitude in the modern Church is demonstrated in a recent Christian's condemnation of someone in a forum who used the name Eternal Seeker -- and the Christian bases his allegations of heresy, on the belief that Eternal Seeker is in error.   Why?  Why was the person using the name Eternal Seeker condemned by the Christian?   Because from his doctrinal Church perspective, Christians dwell under the deceptive belief that they have found Jesus -- and their belief is all that is required.  So from his very limited reasoning, the Christian proclaims: What is there to seek?  You simply believe, and that is the end of it.  The fact that a man would call himself the Eternal Seeker, in the limited understanding of the Christian, proves to him that such a man is lost and of Satan.  Yet, the Bible states that just the opposite is true -- and it is in fact this very mindset that keeps Christians spiritually ignorant, and destroys even their opportunity to become a Disciple of Yeshua and TheWay.   Speaking of the false shepherds who had been twisting both the Epistles of Paul and the scriptures to their own destruction, Peter writes: "These men are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them. For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of sinful human nature, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity -- for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him" (2 Pet 2:17-19 NIV).

When Peter makes reference to the "...people who are just escaping from those who live in error", he is speaking of those who are trying to escape the clutches of the culture of this world, by becoming what Paul called "babes in Christ".   And yet, what Peter is stating is the fact that the very doctrines of the false shepherds who they are following, are conveying to these entry-level believers that they have found freedom in the Gospel, when in fact they have only just begun their walk in TheWay.  The depravity that Peter speaks of is in fact parallel to the warning in the Epistle of James that "faith without works is dead" -- i.e., without the works of the spirit, "...they themselves are slaves of depravity -- for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him".  We must ask: Why would the counterfeit clergy-shepherds promise the people "freedom" in the Gospel and the Good News -- and yet, Peter warns that they "...themselves are slaves of depravity"???   Because these shepherds of the simple faith do not understand the words that Yeshua said to the man who he had healed: "Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" (John 5:14 KJV). Having themselves never been "WHOLE" -- or even remotely understand the reality of Wholeness -- the shepherds of the simple faith attempt to use Jesus as a sacrifice to live in a state of perpetual sin.   And thus, these blind guides are not only disenfranchised from the very spiritual essence of the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay, but they have themselves never experienced Wholeness -- or even understand the reality that is conveyed in these words.

Perhaps the key to understanding the false shepherds of the Church is found in the words: "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 NKJ). Thus, while Yeshua and his Ebionite ( http://Ebionite.com ) disciples condemned the rituals and traditions of the Pharisees, they openly acknowledged the Royal Law that remains completely in effect and binding upon all people's of the earth.

Peter's next statement is not only in direct opposition -- and runs contrary to what is preached in the Churches today -- but should literally haunt every person who calls themselves a Christian believer: "If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: A dog returns to its vomit, and, A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud" (2 Pet 2:20-22 NIV)

Where the modern Church promotes the doctrine that they are saved by Grace regardless of the manner they live their lives -- and they have made Jesus into a Pagan idolatrous sacrifice as a cloak for immorality and spiritual depravity -- Peter not only states that this doctrine is in grave error, but correctly states that: "It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them." Every Christian should ask themselves: How Can This Be???  Christians promote the doctrine that only those who believe can be saved -- and here Peter is stating the opposite is true, and that those people who claim to believe, may be worse off after they have come to believe, than before they began to believe.  The shepherds and blind guides that Peter is making reference to, are those who preach the modern doctrine of perpetual sin that is promoted in churches today -- i.e., "This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature..." (2 Peter 2:10 NIV).   Because these false shepherds fail to understand the reality of what Yeshua meant when he used the terms Whole, and Complete, they preach the "...promise [of] freedom [in their doctrine of salvation by faith and grace alone], while they themselves are slaves of depravity."

In what can only be in total opposition to what Christians today believe, Peter states that it would have been better for the entry-level believers to have never heard of the Good News of the Gospel message, than to have heard, and then fall prey to the false shepherds who promise freedom but blindly lead the believers into the proverbial ditch.  And there is simply no means for the modern Christian who believes the doctrines of the Church, to even begin to understand what Peter is making reference to. Why? Because what is preached in the Churches today, has relatively little in common with what Yeshua actually taught.  And in truth, modern Christian doctrine is founded upon the religious principles of Pagan Rome (see The Christian Judas), than what Yeshua actually taught.  How can this be? A person will ask? Quite contrary to modern Christian doctrine where all believers are saved, it is very clearly demonstrated in the scriptures that believers who do not live in accordance with the Commandments of the Lord will be punished even more severely than the non-believer. This truth is demonstrated in the words: “That servant who knows his master's will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:47-48 NIV). What Yeshua is stating to us is that believer’s who do not fulfill the Commandments, will be punished more severely, than those who do not know the will of God.

That many Christians who remained carnal in their understanding twisted the doctrine of faith over the rituals of the Law which Paul promoted among the Gentiles -- as they continue to do today -- is readily seen in the statement of Peter where it is written: "Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.  Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless;  and account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation-- as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you,  as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.  You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked;  but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen" (2 Pet 3:13-18 NKJ).

If all that was necessary was to call upon the name of Jesus and be saved, then Peter never would have made notice that "...as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures."   If all that was necessary was to have faith and call upon the name of the Lord -- saying a prayer accepting Jesus as the believer's personal Lord and Savior -- then Peter never would have stated that many of the believers who were reading Paul's Epistles were ignorant of the essence of the teachings of Yeshua who were "...untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures."  

Proof of the above -- and proof that when Paul was speaking of faith, he was not speaking of a faith that permits the believer to continue to sin after embracing the Gospel -- is confirmed in the words in the Epistle to the Hebrews where it is warned that if a believer sins willfully after becoming a believer, that they have crucified the Christ afresh, and no sacrifice (Jesus/Grace) can have any effect on their destiny of judgment as an apostate to the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).

Christian Apostasy

The Legacy of Martin Luther

Christians Hold Yeshua In Contempt: What is Paul, the alleged author of the Epistle to the Hebrews, saying in these important words?   Very clearly, he warns that repentance from a life of sin is a one time thing -- reserved for those who are entry-level Christians -- because if after repenting the believer  "...sins deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries."    Why?   Because a believer who willfully sins after repentance and coming to the knowledge of TheWay, is a counterfeit believer who is an "apostate... who crucifies the Son of God afresh -- holding him up to contempt."

Martin Luther who is the father of the modern Church doctrine that believers are saved solely by faith irrespective of their actions and the way they live their lives, recognized that he couldn't explain the above words of Paul that very clearly opposed everything that Luther believed to be true, and he therefore rejected the Epistle of the Hebrews -- as he did also with over half of the New Testament.   But did Luther understand the spiritual essence of the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay in their original form?   In view of the fact that Luther could not come to terms with this and many other scriptural statements that he rejected, it is easy to recognize that because Luther was himself a priest in the spiritually disenfranchised Church of Rome, that Luther did not at all understand the very First Principles of the Spiritual Gospel that was taught by Yeshua and his Ebionite Disciples of TheWay.   While the above words of Paul are impossible to understand from a modern Christian perspective, they remain totally faithful to the foundational teachings that the modern Christian has been alienated from due to the limitations of manmade Church doctrine.

Can Christians even hear and acknowledge the Truth?   How can I even begin to portray reality to those whom Paul states are apostates to the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay?  Holding him in absolute contempt?   Paul states that those who willfully sin after repentance are in fact crucifying the Son of God afresh -- which means that their leaders in the faith are Judas' who betray Messiah/Christ.    And in teaching believers that they are saved by their faith regardless of the mindset or the lifestyle they embrace -- regardless of their actions and deeds -- the reality is that the believers of the simple faith are following the least, from the perspective of the Kingdom -- i.e., "...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 NKJ).

Thus, Paul writes of these counterfeit clergy who "...promise them freedom" in their idolatry of using Yeshua/Jesus as a license to continue to sin, that they are Apostates to the Kingdom.   The faith of Paul in no manner promoted a coverture of sin in the manner that Christians preach today -- and this is especially seen in Paul's proclamation: "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? …knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin… Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?” (Rom 6:1-16 NKJ).   Thus, it is important to see that Paul portrayed those who lived in sin as being dead -- i.e., as when Yeshua said: "Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead" (Matt 8:22 KJV).   And this is why the prodigal son who was lost in the "far country", was portrayed as being dead.   From a biblical perspective, once a disciple of the Lord has been cleansed and made whole, they are to “sin no more” (John 5:14; 8:11) -- and, “Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him” (1 Jn 3:6 NKJ).

In surviving excerpts of what has been historically known as the Gospel According to the Hebrews, which was reported to be the "original version of Matthew" that was composed in the Hebrew language, of which our present day gospel is a Greek translation of, it was written: "If ye be in my bosom and do not the will of my Father which is in heaven, out of my bosom will I cast you away".  In the late nineteenth century a library of scriptures was uncovered which is today known as the Oxyrhynchus Papyri -- wherein this verse is found reading: "Though ye be gathered together with me in my bosom, if ye do not my commandants, I will cast you forth".   And to the horror of modern Christians who reject the Gospel of the Nazirenes (see http://GospelOfTheNazirenes.org ) and all its strange readings, we once again find this same verse: And I say to you, "Though you be gathered together in my bosom, if you keep not my commandments I will cast you forth. For if you keep not the lesser mysteries, who shall give you the greater."    This same verse of scripture is quoted in what is historically known as the 2nd Epistle of Clement, where it is written: "Let us, then, not only call Him Lord, for that will not save us. For He saith, 'Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall be saved, but he that worketh righteousness' …For this reason… the Lord hath said, 'Even though ye were gathered together to me in my very bosom, yet if ye were not to keep my commandments, I would cast you off, and say unto you, Depart from me; I know you not whence ye are, ye workers of iniquity’" (see http://BibleCorruption.com ).   And this same teaching is also confirmed in an alternate ending of the Gospel of Mark which is quoted on the Ebionite web site ( http://Ebionite.com ):  "This Age of lawlessness and unbelieving lies under the sway of Satan, who will not allow what lies under the unclean spirits to understand the truth and power of God; therefore, they said to Christ, reveal your righteousness now.   Christ answered them, The term of years for Satan's power has now expired, but other terrors are at hand.  I was delivered to death on behalf of sinners, that they might return to the truth and sin no more, that they might inherit that glory of righteousness which is spiritual and imperishable in heaven" (Moffatt, quoting Gospel Of Mark in Codex W - Also quoted by St. Jerome as being the authentic ending of the Gospel of Mark).  And in perfect agreement with this alternate ending to the Gospel of Mark, John writes: "Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.  Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.  He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.  Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.  In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother." (I Jn 3:6-10 NKJ)

To the man who was healed by Yeshua he warned: "Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee." (John 5:14 KJV).  And once again this same reality is portrayed in the words of Paul: "But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor." (Gal 2:17-18 KJV).   And in total agreement with Paul, Peter warns that the the believers who continue to sin "...are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: A dog returns to its vomit, and, A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud" -- which is also expressed in the words: "...For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." And this reality that the people of the Churches fail to comprehend, is further confirmed in Paul's letter to the Corinthians: "Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep" (1 Cor 11:27-30 NKJ).

  Pre-Nicene Christianity: While the above New Covenant concepts which on the surface appear to conflict with the doctrines of the Church, unless the believer comes to understand that modern Christianity has little in common with the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay, then they are destined to remain spiritually flat-lined.   The original Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus did not at all believe that he was God -- but rather, the first of the prodigal sons to so fulfill the Law within himself, that he became One with the indwelling Logos/Son of God.      It can easily be proven that the original scriptures portrayed Jesus as becoming the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) at his baptism in the Jordan -- wherein, prior to being edited to support the Pagan doctrines of 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 ).   And this original statement is further confirmed in both the Book of Acts, as well as the Epistle to the Hebrews -- wherein, with regard to the passage at Hebrews 1:5, The Adam Clark Commentary writes: "This most important use of this saying has passed unnoticed by almost every Christian writer which I have seen; and yet it lies here at the foundation of all the apostle's proofs. If Jesus was not thus the Son of God, the whole Christian system is vain and baseless..."   And in the same way that Christians ignore this important foundational teaching, they continue to ignore the above warnings that portray those who continue to sin after coming to the knowledge of TheWay, as apostates who not only have no hope of salvation, but whose end is even worse than the unbelievers.   Moreover, the above original biblical baptism verse confirms that the original Ebionite Nazirenes were correct, and faithful to the teachings of Jesus, while the later doctrines of the Church were founded in the Paganism of Rome.   Which is why it was openly stated: “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” (A. Powell Davies quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls).

If we pose the question as to just how different the pre-Nicene Church was from the later Church of the Roman Emperor Constantine?   The answer is, profoundly different!   In the second century the Church was accused of being a "secret system" -- teaching the multitudes a totally different doctrine than the inner spiritual core (see The Secret Doctrine).   And the official answer of the Church was that: “For there are in the divinity of the Word some helps towards the cure of those who are sick”, meaning the sinners who had yet to submit themselves to the healing of the Living Word which enabled them to live a sinless Consecrated Life.   And while the doctrines of belief that are embraced by this outer core of believers are noted, their doctrines are portrayed as being “preached in the Churches… for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief.”

How closely aligned the pre-Nicene Church was with the original Ebionite Nazirene teachings in the 2nd and 3rd century, can be demonstrated by quoting the book Gnosticism and Early Christianity by R.M. Grant where he writes: “What do we know about Roman Christianity in Marcion’s time?   Admittedly the evidence is rather poor in quantity.   But most of it points toward the presence of a strongly Jewish Christianity in the Roman church... 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.”   And this fact is further demonstrated by quoting the most used and popular scripture in the early Gentile Church, which was known as the Shepherd of Hermas.   Quoting the article:  In the Introduction of the early Christian writing known as the Shepherd 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 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."

Notice the points in RED.   The modern Church can't at all come to terms with the reality that Jesus was not God -- or the manifestation of the Son of God -- but the man Jesus became One with the Son of God at his baptism in the Jordan -- i.e.,  "...but this Son of God is distinguished from Jesus".    One becomes in unity with the Son of God, through the purity of their life -- i.e.,  "...The 'flesh' is spoken of as a person who 'walked as pleased God, because it was not polluted on earth.'"    And the most important is seen in the fact that Jesus became the Messiah/Christ, by walking in TheWay -- i.e., "...This passage appears to make the 'tabernacling' of the Holy Spirit in Jesus a reward for the purity of his life."   And in ignoring what I have portrayed as The Ten Words, the Christian Church is in denial of the Truth -- and this is their folly that has brought about their continued decline.

What does this important scripture that was portrayed as the most popular among the early Gentiles say, that caused it to be rejected by the later post-Nicene Roman Pagan Church?   It confirms the above biblical warnings that are ignored by the modern Church: "But after they entered in together, and became one body, some of them defiled themselves, and were cast out from the society of the righteous, and became again such as they were before, or rather even worse. `How, Sir,' say I, `did they become worse, after they had fully known God?' `He that knoweth not God,' saith he, `and committeth wickedness, hath a certain punishment for his wickedness; but he that knoweth God fully ought not any longer to commit wickedness, but to do good. If then he that ought to do good committeth wickedness, does he not seem to do greater wickedness than the man that knoweth not God? Therefore they that have not known God, and commit wickedness, are condemned to death; but they that have known God and seen His mighty works, and yet commit wickedness, shall receive a double punishment, and shall die eternally."

This teaching and concept simply has no place in the Church today -- where those who call themselves Christians, use the Jesus-god of Constantine, as a perpetual pagan sacrifice that licenses their lives of sin.   In the words of Paul:  "Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep" (1 Cor 11:27-30 NKJ).  

As demonstrated in the many of the above biblical verses that Christian perpetually ignore, Paul goes as far as to say that if a Christian knowingly sins after coming to the knowledge of the Truth, that there is no more sacrifice for him -- only the greater damnation and judgment -- i.e.,  "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV). When Yeshua overcame the Laws, what he became was the author of salvation by enabling the lost prodigal sons and daughters to enter through the inner Gate, into the Kingdom of God ( http://GateOfEden.com ).   This is presented in the Shepherd of Hermas in the words: "`But the gate, why is it recent, Sir?' say I. `Because,' saith he, `He was made manifest in the last days of the consummation; therefore the gate was made recent, that they which are to be saved may enter through it into the kingdom of God."

Those who fail to follow in TheWay, and enter into Life while still in the body, are portrayed at the end of the Revelation as such: "Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie" (Rev 22:14-15 NKJ). Those outside, are those who dwell in the "outer darkness" of mind and being ( http://DivineStrategery.com#OuterDarkness ) -- and remain imprisoned by what is portrayed as the Citizen of the Far Country in the parable of the prodigal son, or what Paul described as the god of this world.

 

  What is the source of the modern day Christian Apostasy?  While it was initiated by a misunderstanding of Paul's faith over the rituals of the Law as practiced by the Pharisees, in many respects the doctrines which were born under the umbrella of Protestantism took the doctrine of faith irrespective of one's actions to a new level of ungodliness -- which were in fact reactionary doctrines to the corruption of the Church of Rome.   But that the Church would be ruled over by the AntiChrist was predicted in the Bible (see The Church Of The AntiChrist).   By embracing the doctrine of faith regardless of actions which was instituted by Martin Luther, the Christians have totally failed to maintain the necessary biblical standards which are required.  And while Christians are critical of the thinking and lifestyle of others, Christians continue to promote the doctrines of Martin Luther -- a Roman priest who embraced the Augustinian doctrine of Original Sin who failed to understand the doctrine of Divine Providence, and Luther went as far as to actually promote a life of sin as evidence of faith.  Luther rejected over half of the New Testament -- and in total opposition to the teachings of Yeshua, Martin Luther actually promoted sin as proof of salvation.  In Luther's own 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.) Luther believed that man is a congenital sinner because of the Original Sin of Adam and Eve, and that only those who God saves, will receive salvation. This void in Christian thinking which seduced both Luther and Calvin to embrace the doctrine of Original Sin and Divine Providence, was the result of the corruption of the scriptures (see http://BibleCorruption.com ) -- and was directly caused by the removal of the doctrine of the Journey of the soul over the course of many lifetimes ( http://Ebionite.com/reincarnation.htm ). And only when this fact is understood, can the above words be understood that a complacent believer is worse off, than someone who has never at all believed the Gospel message.  And thus, Christians today remain ignorant of this fact, because the teachings on the journey of the soul was condemned by a circus prostitute who gained political power ( http://ChristianReincarnation.org ), and the Church no longer has the doctrinal means to understand why some people are created vessels of honor, while others are created vessels of dishonor (Rom 9:21-22). Thus, because of the corruption of the scriptures, modern Christians totally lack an understanding of the words of the Church Father Origen: “For God the Creator makes a certain vessel unto honor, and other vessels to dishonor; but that vessel which has cleansed itself from all impurity He makes a vessel unto honor, while that which has stained itself with the filth of vice He makes a vessel unto dishonor. The conclusion from which, accordingly, is this, that the cause of each one's actions is a pre-existing one; and then every one, according to his deserts, is made by God either a vessel unto honor or dishonor. Therefore every individual vessel has furnished to its Creator out of itself the causes and occasions of its being formed by Him to be either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor. 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”.

The only means for a person to have "...cleansed [themselves] from all impurity" is to seek to live a pious and Consecrated Life in TheWay that Yeshua/Jesus taught and ordained.  Yet, Luther went as far as to state that those who attempt to live a pious life, have themselves rejected Christ: "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.).   Like Calvin, Luther did not understand the doctrine of Divine Providence because key teachings had been removed from the scriptures by the Church (see Bible Corruption), and in their reactionary doctrine to the corruption of the Roman Church, the fathers of the Reformation plunged Christianity into an even greater apostasy to the true teachings of Yeshua and TheWay.   Thus, Christians condemn the Knowledge of TheWay, in order to remain apostates to the Kingdom by holding fast to the doctrines of Martin Luther.   In the same way that Luther condemned those who attempted to live a pious life to be sinners, someone who is an Eternal Seeker from their perspective, rejects the free gift of salvation in the Jesus-god of Constantine.

Christians claim that Jesus was God, because the claim was made that he was One with God. Yet, they fail to even consider the fact that "being One with God", is not the same as being God.  This reality is parallel to that of a Divine Marriage ( http://DivineMarriage.org ) where the husband and wife are "one flesh"-- yet, that does not mean that the wife is the husband, and the husband is the wife.   It means that they dwell in oneness and perfect harmony in the Higher Third-Force Soul reality that causes the vital life-force of each to flow freely through both bodies -- and it is the manifestation of this is spiritual Etheric reality that makes the "two one flesh".   Further, the Gospel of John also states that the Disciples were One with both Yeshua, and the Father -- so does that make them God also?   Thus, what we have is the prevailing Christian ignorance preached by a clergy who "...promise [of] freedom [in their doctrine of salvation by faith and grace alone], while they themselves are slaves of depravity"

In order to be a believer and follower of Yeshua/Jesus and TheWay, the person must make themselves the "good ground" in which the Living Word has been implanted (see http://SowerAndSeed.com ) -- Christians promote the doctrine that they attribute to Paul with respect to being saved by faith apart from one's actions.   And if Paul had meant this in the manner that they imagine, he never would have told them to "be afraid" that if they are unfaithful to their Covenant, that they will be cast away (see http://ebionite.com/#purescriptures ).   Thus, Paul warns the Christians: “Do not be arrogant, but be afraid” (Rom 11:20 NIV).   Why?   Why would the Apostle warn the Christian they should be afraid?   Evidently he didn't know anything about the modern Christian doctrine attributed to him that once you say your prayer accepting Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, you are saved regardless of the manner in which you live your life.   And this warning is an important question for the modern believer to understand.   They should be afraid because of the violation of the covenant with God when the Gentile converts ignored the warning of the Apostle:  “For if God did not spare the natural Jewish branches, he will not spare you either… Otherwise, you also will be cut off” (Rom 11:21-22 NIV).   And cut off they were -- and cut off and in bondage they have remained to this very day!   And when they open their Bibles, their hearts and minds are hardened, and they remain spiritually blind to the true meaning of the scriptures.   Moreover, because they have never repented from teaching others the doctrines of men in place of the Truths of the Gospel, they remain forever apostates to the Inner Kingdom.

In the same way that Yeshua taught that with respect to the teachings on the sin of adultery that his followers would be held to a higher standard than the Jews, this is confirmed in Paul's warning to "Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body" (1 Cor 6:18 NKJ).   If the author of these words agreed with the doctrine that man is saved by faith apart from his actions, then he would have said that once you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savoir, sexual immorality no longer matters.   Yet, it is clear that Paul did not promote the doctrine of faith which was championed by Martin Luther and the modern Church.   Paul never once espoused the doctrine of Luther to "Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong..." -- because a life of sin is a total rejection of Messiah/Christ.   When Paul wrote that man cannot be saved by the works of the Law, he was making reference to the outward rituals of the Jews -- something which even modern Judaism has rejected (see http://TheThreeLies.com ).   Christians are blind to the true meaning of their own scriptures, because to even begin to walk in TheWay, one must Repent.   Yet, as Paul himself warned, there can be no repentance, so long as Christians continue to embrace the culture and mindset of this world.   Moreover, without true repentance, there can be no Law of Grace -- only the disillusion of being possessed by the Powers of the Left Hand (see http://DivineManna.org ) -- which possession by the god of this world was confirmed in the alternative ending of Mark where it wars that those who continue to sin lie "...under the sway of Satan, who will not allow what lies under the unclean spirits to understand the truth and power of God".    Thus, it is impossible for Christians who promote the doctrine of perpetual sin and redemption to understand the true meaning of the Gospel, because they are ruled over by satanic forces which Yeshua portrayed as the "citizen of the far country".

If the beginning of one's walk in TheWay is initiated with repentance, then there must be a total severing with the sins of one's past in order to be faithful to the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay.   To have compassion and make excuses for the ways of this world -- attempting to portray the path of ignorance as being OK from the perspective of the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay -- is merely the product of a defiled mind that Satan whispers to -- often telling you his name is Jesus Christ.  So long as you keep following counterfeit shepherds who promote the doctrine that you are saved by Grace regardless of your actions, mindset and lifestyle, then you will continue to be apostates to the Kingdom and the Living Word of God.

 

  Complacent Believers Worse Off Than Unbelievers:  Until the believer is able to come to terms with why Jesus and his disciples openly warned of the reality that the fate of the complacent believer is worse than the unbelievers, they will remain spiritually impotent and unable to grasp the very First Principles of the Gospel and the Good News to mankind that Jesus taught.    And while Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformers who instituted the exodus from Rome in the Reformation may have been sincere, there were a number of truly important teachings that had been suppressed by the Church of Rome that totally inhibited their understanding of the original spiritual essence of the Gospel message.   And for the most part the error of their thinking, remains an integral flaw in the doctrines of the Church to this very day.  

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

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

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

In the modern Christian’s search for a higher understanding of the Gospel message, what is presented in this passage of scripture is of the greatest importance, as seen in the Adam Clarke Commentary which writes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 fact, the question is so important to us in our present time that it could be said that if we do not possess the genuine answer, it is as if we are playing Russian roulette with our lives.   When each of us stands before the judgment seat of the Lord, our ability to answer this question will be of a paramount importance.   The problem is that the nature of the question itself demands our utmost attention, and cannot be answered in a casual manner.   At stake is your very life and future existence.   Why?   Because a true understanding of life and the Gospel is dependent upon what you see, perceive and comprehend in this all-important story that is contained in each of the three synoptic gospels.

The time will come -- the event is imminent -- regardless of what you do, you cannot evade your destiny -- everyone must come to terms with the question that this man asked the Lord.   If you have listened to the wrong people or religious authority -- believed the wrong doctrine -- or squandered your opportunity in life -- then everything that you have labored to acquire and achieve will be forever lost.   Regardless of how religious you are -- how often you attend church -- how much money you donate to the church -- if you fail to answer this single question correctly, the result of your life could be as spiritually stagnant as the Sadducees and Pharisees who worshiped the Lord in vain!

From the perspective of the Gospel message, it is of the greatest importance that we understand what is being presented here.   Moreover, it is important to recognize that from our modern day perception of the Gospel message, we would conclude that the person who approached Jesus would be saved, and he would be counted as being faithful by today’s concepts of New Covenant teachings.   In fact, by today’s standards, this man could be a pillar of the church.   He came to Jesus -- falling on his knees -- declaring his faith -- calling upon the name of the “good master” -- desiring to be saved.

Yet, in total opposition to our understanding of what we believe is the preaching of Paul and the doctrine of the modern church, Jesus replied that the man has to do more than believe and have faith, fall on his knees to Jesus, and acknowledge him as the “good master”.   Not only did the man have to observe the Commandments of God, but he had to relinquish all that he owned in this world, and follow the Lord: “Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me” (Matt 19:21 KJV).  

If our modern-day perception of the gospel was correct, and the good news that is presently being preached from the pulpits of our churches represents the true revelation of the Lord to mankind, then Jesus would have told the man that his faith (in Jesus) has saved him.   In opposition to what is commonly believed today, we can see clearly demonstrated here that belief and faith in Jesus, without the observance of the Commandments as found in the Law, and without the relinquishing of the things of this world, cannot save us -- as expressed in the words of the Matthew Henry’s Commentary which concludes: “Though many that call themselves Christians, do not act as if they believed it; it is certain, that, when we embrace Christ, we must let go the world, for we cannot serve God and mammon... we must devote ourselves entirely to the conduct and government of our Lord Jesus; Come, and follow me. It seems here to be meant of a close and constant attendance upon his person, such as the selling of what he had in the world was as necessary as it was to the other disciples to quit their callings; but of us it is required that we follow Christ, that we duly attend upon his ordinances, strictly conform to his pattern, and cheerfully submit to his disposals, and by upright and universal obedience observe his statutes, and keep his laws, and all this from a principle of love to him, and dependence on him, and with a holy contempt of every thing else in comparison of him, and much more in competition with him. This is to follow Christ fully”.

What was the fate of this man?   When he asked about eternal life, Jesus did not tell him to believe and be saved -- but rather, Jesus told him to go and keep the commandments.    How can one be saved by keeping the commandments?    And when the man stated that he had kept the commandments, and he desired to become a follower, Jesus would not find him acceptable unless he gave up all his worldly possessions.    Further, another element of this biblical account that the modern believer must seriously consider is the rebuke of Jesus when the man called him “good master”.   In our churches today we can observe people who feel they are right with the Lord by praising His name.    What Jesus said to the man is that what you say with your lips means absolutely nothing -- and it is what you do with your life with respect to fulfilling the Commandments, and being in the world and not of it, that will save you.   And it is important that we be continually cognizant of the words of the Lord when he warned: “For many are called, but few are chosen” (Matt 22:14 KJV)!   And when we ask who are those who are called?   The answer can only be: Those who have had the Gospel preached to them -- and those who are complacent or lukewarm, will clearly receive the greater judgment than those who are not even believers.   Yet, by today's doctrinal teachings, Christians simply have no means to answer the many questions that these many ignored verses of the New Testament raise?    And when it is realized that the true test of belief is to the degree that each person picks up their own cross and imitates the pattern of the life of Jesus, then a great number of Christians today will despise those who call themselves teachers and shepherds today.   Thus, the words of the Brother of Jesus: "Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly" (James 3:1 NIV).

  The Void In Modern Church Doctrine: Using the Bible I have demonstrated a great void in modern Church dogma that is the result of the doctrines of Constantine and other emperors imposing their will upon the Church when a body of carnal Christians entered into a covenant with Rome.   In their typical pagan mindset, they promoted a doctrine and lifestyle where Jesus was used as a perpetual sacrifice and crucified daily, so that people who called themselves believers could live in accord with the way of the heathen.   And to insure compliance with their form of Christian Paganism, these emperors and their armies then murdered all believers who refused to accept the approved doctrines of the religion of the Roman Empire.   Yet, contrary to Church doctrine, in the above it has been demonstrated that the fate of a complacent lukewarm believer, is worse off and brings greater judgment than that received by those who were never at all believers.      And if we add into the equation the clearly defined biblical doctrine of predestination and Divine Providence, the void very quickly becomes an expansive abyss of unanswered questions that inhibits all thought and reasoning beyond a very limited certain doctrinal point.   And when Martin Luther was confronted by this abyss of doctrinal limitations and ignorance, he simply condemned the use of the mind and the God-Given Gift of reason that sets man apart from the beasts and brutes of the earth -- i.e., “Reason”, writes Luther, “is the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but - more frequently than not - struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God” (Quoted in: The Great Thoughts; compiled by George Seldes).   From a strictly dogmatic perspective, the only option open to modern believers is to embrace what has been called blind faith and belief.   Regardless of the facts and realities that are presented to the faithful flock of believers, they perceive it as necessary to as Luther states, reject both reason and the use of man's intellectual facilities of mind.   

History easily demonstrates that under the rule of Roman Authority, the church fell into such carnal degeneracy that it embraced every sort of political and materialistic corruption -- a corruption that brought the level of the church so low, that it even ordained sexual orgies for the priests.   This morally bankrupt lifestyle was justified under their doctrine that, by nature, man is incapable of doing good, and he is saved by virtue of his membership in the church.   Because Constantine was not only carnal, but in every way a ruthless conscienceless despot who embraced evil in everything he did, the church that he formed was born in the image of its creator.   The question that every believer must ask today is how corrupted and contaminated has the message of Christ become after it had been placed in the hands of mankind?  In a letter to Pope Leo X on September 6th, 1520, Martin Luther wrote of the Christianity of his day, that the church, “…once the holiest of all, has become the most licentious den of thieves, the most shameless of all brothels, the kingdom of sin, death, and hell. It is so bad that even Antichrist himself, if he should come, could think of nothing to add to its wickedness” (Quoted in: The Great Thoughts; compiled by George Seldes). 

In total disregard of the admonition of the scriptures themselves, the greater majority of Christians believe that the church is beyond the reach of Satan -- that God somehow drew a line that Satan cannot cross over -- that God intervened when man by virtue of his gift of freewill, chose evil over the good.    And while God did not in any manner save the Jews from their own iniquity, Christians arrogantly believe that they are exempt from the judgment.   Thus, Christians totally reject the warning of Paul who stated: “Do not be arrogant, but be afraid” (Rom 11:20 NIV) -- stating that if they failed to keep the foundational requirements of the Covenant, that they would be cast away in the manner of the Jews -- i.e., “For if God did not spare the natural Jewish branches, he will not spare you either… Otherwise, you also will be cut off” (Rom 11:21-22 NIV).   And naively, Christians choose to ignore the most important lessons of both history and the Bible, and they reason that because of this force of Divine protection, Satan has not immersed himself in every aspect of their lives!  Yet, to their own detriment, the leaders of the modern church ignore the warning of the Apostle: “let no man beguile you in any wise: for (it will not be,) except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God” (2 Thes 2:3-4 ASV).    

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

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

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

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

Many Protestants -- or non-Roman Catholics -- will readily admit that the Church had become thoroughly corrupted during its long residence upon the earth.   One of the problems is that, even though Luther and the reformers knew this fact, this knowledge alone did not mean they possessed a clear and pure vision of the essence of the original teachings of Jesus.   In fact, it can easily be demonstrated that they did not, and this was the true reason why Luther rejected over half the New Testament as being inferior and even spurious.  For Luther to call the Epistle of James -- the Brother of Jesus who was the first leader of the New Covenant Congregation -- a man who was known as the James the Just -- the Righteous one who communed with the Holy Spirit in all matters -- who Luther condemned his Epistle as one of straw -- demonstrates Luther's inability to even understand the First Principles of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay.   Moreover, every quotation in the above by both Peter and Paul, confirms the position of James who Luther rejected. 

In acknowledgement of the massive corruption of the Church under Pagan Rome, many church authorities today will counter that these things do not really matter, because they have the Bible -- God's Word -- as a foundation for their beliefs.   Fundamentally, their doctrine is that, even though God did not protect the Church from becoming corrupt, He somehow stood vigilant guard over the scriptures in order to insure their purity.   Yet, in contradistinction to what Christians want to believe by virtue of blind faith and the suspension of reason, what we must also recognize is the fact that the Bible also flowed down into our present time through the same cultural streams and byways as did the doctrines of the Church itself.   Thus, none of the present-day religious authorities who proclaim the purity of the Bible have the slightest idea as to what the scriptures looked like in their original form.   They have never seen the original scriptures, and they reject many of the oldest copies of the scriptures that we possess today.   What they say, then, must be understood as a profession of faith -- blind faith -- rather than what is factual.   As a statement of faith, they confess to us that they believe God stood sentinel over the scriptures in order to safeguard them from the most corrupt church known to modern man.   It is a statement of faith when they affirm that this church which Luther calls the church of the antichrist, did not also defile the written word in the manner that it corrupted every other aspect of Jesus’ teachings.   What they fail to tell you is that in making this profession of faith, they ignore the warning of many biblical scholars who openly claim that the original text of the Bible was lost in what appears to be a conspiracy which coincidently took place in the fourth century -- which is the era in history when the Church became institutionalized, and came under the direct control of the Roman Imperial Government.

Is it true that God stood sentinel over the scriptures?   Based upon what we do know regarding the purity of the Bible, Christians today should be greatly alarmed.   Quoting Prof. Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Prof. Burrows writes: “There are those who believe or assume that the Greek and Hebrew texts from which our translations are made are infallible.  No person who has studied textual criticism at all could believe that.  The most conservative scholars in the most conservative churches recognize that the text has become corrupt at many points in the course of its transmission.  If that were not already well known and universally admitted, the Dead Sea Scrolls would demonstrate it conclusively.”    And to take this rather profound statement one step further, these same Dead Sea Scrolls have forced many biblical scholars to totally re-examine what they at one time accepted as factual and historical truths.  Thus the of biblical scholar A. Powell Davies takes on a whole new meaning when we begin to understand what truly happened: “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”.

If our scriptures that we depend upon as the foundation of our beliefs have many points where they are “corrupt”, -- and the origin of Christianity is  "...not what was commonly supposed to have been”  -- then we had better be concerned!   Why?   Because if the Bible has been altered from its original form, then it was altered to support the tenets of belief of a very Pagan and corrupt Roman Church.   What this means is the most essential points of the scripture that support the foundation of a Spiritual Church, rather than a secular institutionalized church under Roman pagan rule, were the first to be removed or edited out of the scriptures we possess today.   Moreover, the implications from a religious perspective are horrific -- i.e., if this is true, then the Jesus that we believe in today might not be the same Jesus whose revealed teaching of The Way could save the soul of man.  
 
  The Answer To The Doctrinal Dilemma: If the Lord was to raise up a prophet in our time and send him forth to speak to the people, and this prophet attempted to convey to believers what biblical scholars already know -- i.e., “that the text has become corrupt at many points in the course of its transmission” -- and that
"...the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” -- his message would be rejected and condemned by the greater number of believers today.   Why?   Because such a thing would be incomprehensible to them.   They would reason that God would never permit this to happen to them!   After all, from their very limited three-dimensional perception of life, if God permitted both the Church and then the scriptures to become corrupt, then man would have no means of knowing the truth.   They would then reason that mankind would therefore not know what to believe, and he would possess no means of salvation.   From their very limited perspective of both the Gospel and the higher reality of man's soul and spiritual natures, they of course have a valid argument -- but this is only because they lack a fundamental understanding of the spiritual reality beyond our three-dimensional limitations.   Yet, the answer to their spiritual and doctrinal dilemma, is found in the very biblical verses which they ignore -- biblical verses some of which are explored above.   When the man approached Jesus and asked him about eternal life, Jesus replied that he should keep the Commandments -- and if the modern believer would begin to keep the Commandments and observe the Royal Spiritual Law throughout every aspect of their lives, they would begin to find their way out of the abyss of the doctrinal quagmire within which they are presently immersed.   If these same people were to in fact totally surrender to the Word in all its fullness, and pick up their own cross and travail in TheWay as Jesus Commanded, they would know by virtue of their own experiences that their reasoning and rational is in grave error.

From the perspective of life itself, it is also easily confirmed that in the greater vision of man's existence upon this earth it can be demonstrated that God ordains a life that is rarely fair from our point of view.   When we ask why God permits bad things to happen to good and faithful believers, and our clergy can only answer with the words: “You have to have faith” -- this is an acknowledgement that the Church does not understand the manner in which God moves.   Yet, the truth lies in the fact that part of our inability to understand why God would permit such horrendous things as is commonplace in our world today to happen, lies in the differences in the core beliefs and perceptions of life that we presently hold, in relation to the spiritual foundational environmental thinking from which our New Testament scriptures originally emerged.   Yet, like the prodigal son, anytime that we desire truth over accepted doctrines of belief -- and we are willing to re-examine our dogmatic positions in light of the biblical verses that are presented in the above -- then we will begin to find the answer to the dilemma of blind faith in mysteries we do not understand, and the suspension of reason when we are confronted by the facts which the vast majority of modern Christians simply refuse to examine and seek the truth. 
 


  The Spiritual Church vs The Institutionalized Shadow Church: It was a promise of the Lord regarding the New Covenant Church: “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matt 16:18 KJV).   Is the promise of Jesus correct?   In view of the fact that the church became one of the most corrupt institutions known to man -- and in the words of Luther "...It is so bad that even Antichrist himself, if he should come, could think of nothing to add to its wickedness”  -- and those men known as priests and bishops were seen in the role of apostles of the Devil, rather than Christ, we would be forced to acknowledge the fact that the “gates of hell” did indeed “prevail against it”!   We must then conclude that either Jesus was wrong, or the fault is our own vision of the Church.   This would indicate the existence of still another possibility that few people today would understand -- i.e., the first century vision of the Church of Christ was very different than our idea of a church today.   If this is true, then Jesus was not wrong, and the genuine Church remained pure throughout all time regardless of the corruption that the church of this world was immersed in.   Moreover, this same reality also applies to the scriptures -- and while the Bible that was given to the modern believer by the hands of the Roman Church has been corrupted, it is also true that pure scriptures do exist, and they can only be accessed by believers who embrace the teachings of Jesus and TheWay in the purity that was intended.

A great truth we must come to terms with is the fact that because man says a certain thing, that does not make his assertion valid.   In the same way that anyone can proclaim they are followers of Christ, and claim to be Christian -- unless Christ is in agreement, our assertion is invalid.   We can call ourselves the people of the New Covenant, but if in our application of the Word it is found that we have rejected the very essence of New Covenant thought, then our assertion is again invalid.   In this respect, the first century followers of Jesus were of Christ, and a New Covenant Church unto themselves, because the Lord himself affirmed these things to be true, and they maintained the spiritual essence of the teachings of TheWay.   The very fact that later Pagan Christians of the fourth century condemned the Church that Jesus himself ordained -- and the fact that our thinking is alien to the original Disciples of Christ, while we hold many beliefs in common with the fourth century Church of Pagan Rome, should be sufficient reason for us to question many of our own foundational concepts of religion which we have received directly from the hands of the fourth century church.

The Church that Jesus Ordained and stated that "...the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” -- is not of this world, and can only be accessed through the inner "narrow gate" within us.   As the prodigal sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father, the vast majority of mankind dwells in the "far country" which Jesus portrayed as being controled by the "citizen" of this world -- i.e., the fallen angel we call Lucifer.    The Book of the Revelation when properly understood, portrays the Kingdom coming within the body, mind and life of the Disciple of TheWay.   And only those who live in the manner that Jesus taught and ordained, can enter therein -- i.e., "Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful" (Rev 21:27 NIV).  This same truth was expressed 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). And this same truth is expressed in the words of Yeshua/Jesus when he warned: "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Matt 7:13-14 NIV). The "narrow gate" that Jesus speaks that we must open in order for us to be born into the Kingdom, has its parallels in the birth canal that serves as the gate that each of us has emerged through when we physically entered into this present world.  That the next stage of birth has its similarities, is merely the result that all realities are designed in accordance with the same Divine Pattern of Creation.

What is truly important for us to see in these solemn words spoken by the Lord, is that only those who "enter through the narrow gate" will enter into Life -- i.e., it is not those who believe, but those who follow in the footsteps who are the Genuine Christians.  In order to enter into the Kingdom, the disciple must be bathed in the healing waters of consecration that cleanses them of all defilements of this world.    Thus, there are countless commandments in the New Testament that Christians close a blind eye to and ignore.   Jesus said: "But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment" (Matt 12:36 KJV).  And what words are not considered idle?  Paul tells us to "Pray without ceasing" (1Thes 5:17 KJV).  

Why? Why would Jesus warn us that we will be judged for merely speaking an "idle word"?  It must be understood that to be consciously aware of "every idle word" requires one to be in total control of their mind.  That this total control of one’s words begins with a total control of one’s mind can further be seen in the commandment of the Apostle to "…take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ" (2 Cor 10:5 NIV). Moreover, how can the same Apostle who states that we are saved by faith, rather than works, expect those who call themselves Christians to "…take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ"?  Thus, we begin to see that in the religion that was preached by both Jesus and Paul, there can be no meaningless idle expressions that are easily seen plaguing the lives of the modern Christian.

As Jacob/James, the brother of Yeshua/Jesus, the man who was the first leader of the New Covenant Church and 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 KJV). While this may appear totally alien from the perspective of the modern Christian who fully indulges in the unbounded excesses of our present-day cultural lifestyle, the Apostle Paul confirmed the validity of these words from a New Covenant perspective when he wrote of the necessity to "…beat my body and make it my slave..." (1 Cor 9:27 NIV). Moreover, 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 NIV). To the degree that Paul warned: “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV).   To mortify the deeds of the body takes work -- a great amount of work -- and this work cannot be accomplished through a static faith.   The problem is that these biblical commandments have absolutely nothing in common with the doctrine of faith that was developed by Martin Luther in the Middle-ages.

These biblical verses are rarely used today because they represent concepts that would be considered extreme and fanatical from the perspective of both believers and non-believers in our modern-day culture. In fact, everything in our present-day society has been engineered by what the Apostle calls the god of this world, to inhibit the fulfilling of these necessary ingredients in the process of the next stage of birth that the Bible states is absolutely necessary if we are to enter into Life.

 Therefore, the people who embrace the culture and thinking of this world, even when they call themselves Christian, are those who walk the "broad… road that leads to destruction".   What Jesus warns us is that we cannot walk two paths -- it is either the one or the other -- and philosophical complacent Christians will neither go to Heaven, to Glory, or inherit eternal life -- without entering through the narrow gate that is the entrance to the Kingdom.   Moreover, if this is not accomplished while we are alive in the physical body in which we presently dwell, then we will have failed.

The Bible continually warns us that the path or the second birth and entrance into the Kingdom is not easy.   The strife of the inner war within ourselves as embodied in the symbols of Armageddon is seen in the words: "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22 NKJ).  Thus, in the same way that a woman travails in labor to bring a child into this world, we must ourselves endure the "…many tribulations" of spiritual labor to be born into the Kingdom of God.   Since the Kingdom is within us, and Armageddon is therefore not an historical event -- but more factually, a spiritual event in the life of the disciple in search of Truth -- we must then totally re-evaluate everything we think we know about both the Gospel Message, and the life we are presently living.   In fully comprehending these biblical statements in relation to the whole purpose of the teachings of The Way, let us again examine the definitive statement which conveys to us the very essence of the Gospel -- and especially the Revelation of John: "Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie" (Rev 22:14-15 NKJ).

If the text of the Revelation represented the end of the world, as is commonly believed by the majority of Christians today, then why are those who remain outside the city portrayed as "dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie"? Armageddon, then, indicates the disciples personal tribulation described as the "pangs of birth", as he endeavors to overcome his own lower carnal nature through the crucifixion of what is symbolized by the flesh, in order that he can possess the Knowledge of the fruit of the Tree of Life, transcend the natural barriers of this world, and "enter through the gates into the city".

This is the return from this, the "far country... outer darkness", by the prodigal sons and daughters who arise from the thinking, mindset, culture and ways of this world, and are able to enter the Inner Kingdom (Luke 17:20-21).   And it is this Living Temple within -- where the scriptures have been preserved in absolute purity -- that is the Church that Jesus Ordained and stated that "...the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

Fortunately, for the complacent Christians who Paul portrays as  "apostates... who crucifies the Son of God afresh -- holding him up to contempt" -- the word translated destruction with respect to the broad-way, does not mean what most people think it does.    Thus, the footnote on this word in the Schofield Reference Bible 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”.    But to understand the reality of what is truly being portrayed, you must also understand why complacent and lukewarm Christians receive the greater judgment than those who never knew of the Gospel message.

The Christian Diaspora: Because the Church has made itself the Christian Judas -- i.e., the betrayer of Messiah/Christ who crucifies the Lord daily in the abomination of their thinking, mindset and lifestyle -- the Church itself has been cast into the "outer darkness" (Matt 22:11-13 NKJ) of mind and being.    Because the Church worships in a Pagan mindset born out of Rome, where they crucify Messiah/Christ daily on their altars of sin -- making the Gospel an abomination -- they have been driven by the very Hand of God into the abyss of ignorance.   Thus, their eyes have been blinded to the higher realities of the soul -- and they know not the Kingdom which can never come upon the earth in the carnal manner they predict -- because they make a mockery of the Lord, their minds have been hardened so they cannot understand the true meaning of the scriptures -- and they are an abomination who is the blind, leading the blind.

Contrary to what Christians want to believe, it has already been demonstrated in the above that the complacent lukewarm believer will suffer a greater fate and judgment than even the unbeliever.     Thus, what is portrayed in the allegory of hell, the Bible itself warns will be the fate of the Christians, even more so than the unbelievers who the Christians condemn as sinners who have been turned out of TheWay.   And one of the realities which few believers are willing to face, is the fact that if the Christians had a Covenant with God, then it has been revoked.   In the same way that it was said that the Jews were exiled from the Promised Land -- their temple despoiled -- taken captive -- and made slaves in the cultural Babylon of the "outer darkness" -- and all this was orchestrated by the Hand of God against the Jews -- the same fate has befallen the Christians.   And in a similar manner as the Jews who rejected Jesus, because the hearts and minds of the vast majority of Christians has been hardened by the very Hand of God -- blinding them and inhibiting them from the Truth, the Light, and the Kingdom -- they will remain incapable of embracing the True Teachings of Jesus and TheWay regardless of the facts that are set before them.

The Hand of God has taken away the freewill of Christians in the same manner as the fate that befell the Jews at the time of Jesus.   The Bible does not state that the Jews rejected Jesus -- but rather, that God forced them to reject Jesus.   In the same way that it was said of the Jews who rejected Jesus: Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him…”, because the Christians rejected God in a parallel manner as when the Jews were carried off and made slaves in ancient Babylon, the hearts and minds of the mainstream Christians have been hardened and blinded to the Word of God and the Kingdom.   Why did many of the Jews reject Jesus?    Because their hearts were hardened, and their eyes blinded, and the Hand of God working upon them did not permitted them to see and understand the Truth.   And this is easily demonstrated in the words: For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere: ‘He has blinded their eyes and deadened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts’” (John 12:37-40 NIV).   Paul warned the Christians to be afraid -- i.e., “Do not be arrogant, but be afraid” (Rom 11:20 NIV) -- stating that if they failed to keep the foundational requirements of the Covenant, that they would be cast away in the manner of the Jews -- i.e., “For if God did not spare the natural Jewish branches, he will not spare you either… Otherwise, you also will be cut off” (Rom 11:21-22 NIV). 

In the above part of this article it was demonstrated using the Bible that the complacent lukewarm Christians will receive the greater judgment than even the unbelievers -- that the Church under Rome became the Synagogue of Satan -- that the prediction of Paul came to pass, and the AntiChrist was worshiped where it is written that "...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” -- that the scriptures were corrupted and edited to make them support the doctrines of Pagan Rome (see Bible Corruption) -- but these facts mean absolutely nothing to the flock of blind believers.   Why?   Regardless of what I write -- or the Truths that are revealed -- the mainstream of Christians will not be able to embrace these Truths, because the Laws of God working upon their hearts and minds, will not permit them to perceive and understand -- as was the case with the Jews before them when Jesus walked the earth.   And in the same way that the leaders of the Jews vehemently opposed Jesus -- condemning him as a heretic and demon possessed -- the leaders of the mainstream Christians have done the same -- and will continue to condemn and oppose the Truth and the teachings of TheWay.   Why?   Because their Covenant has been revoked -- and like the salt that lost its taste and power to preserve, the Church has been cast out to be trodden under the feet of the Nations (Mt 5:13).

TheCall: In the same way that there is always a forerunner who is sent to warn the people -- and even John the Baptist was said by Jesus to be Elijah who returned to sound TheCall -- Jacob who is known as James, the Brother of Yeshua who is known as Jesus, has been sent into the world to make TheCall to those who have the ears to hear, and the eyes to see that the Kingdom is at hand.   And as a servant of the Kingdom, a shepherd of TheWay, and an emissary of what is to come, those who are predestined to hear the Living Word at this time, will experiencing an opening of their hearts and minds to the Truth, TheWay, and the coming of the Kingdom.   In the same way that Jesus taught "that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father" (Jn 6:65), the same truth and reality remains in effect in our own time.    If you want to know the Messiah/Christ who cannot be known by the people of this world, then you must live and embrace the Truth and TheWay in the manner that Jesus taught -- letting go of the doctrines of men that lead the people astray -- and setting one's self apart from the lifestyle of the people who are servants to the god of this world.   Only those who the Father permits to hear the Living Word, can come to TheCall.

Why Jacob/James?   Peter is quoted as saying with respect to James: "Our lord and prophet, who has sent us, declared to us that the Evil One, having disputed with him for forty days, but failing to prevail against him, promised that he would send Apostles from among his subjects to deceive them. Therefore, above all, remember to shun ANY APOSTLE, TEACHER OR PROPHET WHO DOES NOT ACCURATELY COMPARE HIS TEACHING WITH JAMES...the brother of our Lord...and this, even if he comes to you with recommendations" (Clementine Homilies 11.35).  Thus, we are able to see where the present-day doctrines and lifestyle associated with the Christian Church today, is merely the work of the apostles of the Evil One.  

Martin Luther, founder of the Protestant Reformation, referred to the Epistle of James as an "epistle of straw." Frustrated by religious leaders who claimed this book supported their mistaken ideas that people could buy their salvation through monetary gifts to the church, Luther uttered his ill-advised phrase. Consumed in the debate, he went beyond a proper understanding of the Scriptures and dismissed James's statements that works are a necessary evidence of faith.    Christians today misapply Luther's words, not understanding the circumstances behind them, and his words and arguments are promoted by a Church which often use saved by faith to condone a spiritually undisciplined lifestyle that denigrates the Gospel Message.   Jesus warned: "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" (Matthew 7:21).    To do the Will of the Father, we must seek Truth and the Kingdom, and live in the manner that Jesus taught -- i.e., to be in the world and not of it!!!   At the same time Jesus is also described as our merciful High Priest (Hebrews 2:17).   Works and grace go together.   Jacob/James, the Brother of Yeshua/Jesus, wrote his epistle in harmony with Jesus' teachings and instructions.   He not only wrote about works (James 2:14-26) but addressed grace (James 4:6) and Christ's "compassionate and merciful" nature (James 5:11).   The Bible is consistent and plain in its teaching that salvation is a gift from God.   But, even though it is a gift, something we cannot earn, we are expected to obey God if we are to receive that gift.   Paul wrote, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith," and we are "created in Christ Jesus to do good works" (Ephesians 2:8 NIV). James summarized this concept simply and concisely, telling us that "faith without works is dead" (James 2:20).

By embracing the doctrine of faith regardless of actions which was instituted by Martin Luther, the Christians have totally failed to maintain biblical standards.      While they are critical of the thinking and lifestyle of others, Christians continue to promote the doctrines of Martin Luther -- a Roman priest who failed to understand the doctrine of Divine Providence, and promoted a life of sin as evidence of faith.   In Luther's own 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.)   Luther believed that man is a congenital sinner, because of the Original Sin of Adam and Eve, and that only those who God saves, will receive salvation.

Luther went as far as to state that those who attempt to live a pious life, have themselves rejected Christ: "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.).   Like Calvin, Luther did not understand the doctrine of Divine Providence because key teachings had been removed from the scriptures by the Church (see Bible Corruption), and in their reactionary doctrine to the corruption of the Roman Church, the fathers of the Reformation plunged Christianity into an even greater apostasy to the true teachings of Jesus and TheWay.   Thus, Luther writes:

"...with regard to God, and in all that bears on salvation or damnation, (man) has no 'free-will', but is a captive, prisoner and bondslave, either to the will of God, or to the will of  Satan." (From the essay, 'Bondage of the Will,' 'Martin Luther: Selections From His Writings, ed. by Dillenberger, Anchor Books, 1962 p. 190.)

"...we do everything of necessity, and nothing by 'free-will'; for the power of 'free-will' is nil..."  (Ibid., p. 188.)

"Man is like a horse.  Does God leap into the saddle?  The horse is obedient and accommodates itself to every movement of the rider and goes whither he wills it.  Does God throw down the reins?  Then Satan leaps upon the back of the animal, which bends, goes and submits to the spurs and caprices of its new rider...  Therefore, necessity, not free will, is the controlling principle of our conduct.  God is the author of what is evil as well as of what is good, and, as He bestows happiness on those who merit it not, so also does He damn others who deserve not their fate."  ('De Servo Arbitrio', 7, 113 seq., quoted by O'Hare, in 'The Facts About Luther, TAN Books, 1987, pp. 266-267.)
 

All these passages come from a tract Luther penned, titled, 'De Servo Arbitrio ,' or 'Bondage of the Will,' in which the father of the Reformation works hard to present the case that free will does not exist.

In many respects, Luther was as diabolical as the despots in the Church he opposed.  In fact, his prescribed treatment of the common man closely resembles that of the Islamic terrorists who torture those who oppose their religious tents of belief.   Thus Luther writes: "Like the mules who will not move unless you perpetually whip them with rods, so the civil powers must drive the common people, whip, choke, hang, burn, behead and torture them, that they may learn to fear the powers that be."  (El. ed. 15, 276, quoted by O'Hare, in 'The Facts About Luther, TAN Books, 1987, p. 235.)   Further stating: "A peasant is a hog, for when a hog is slaughtered it is dead, and in the same way the peasant does not think about the next life, for otherwise he would behave very differently." ('Schlaginhaufen,' 'Aufzeichnungen,' p. 118, quoted ibid., p. 241)

Luther even permitted polygamy: "I confess that I cannot forbid a person to marry several wives, for it does not contradict the Scripture.  If a man wishes to marry more than one wife he should be asked whether he is satisfied in his conscience that he may do so in accordance with the word of God.  In such a case the civil authority has nothing to do in the matter." (De Wette II, 459, El. ed. 15, 276, quoted by O'Hare, in 'The Facts About Luther, TAN Books, 1987, pp. 329-330.).  And in his spiritually disenfranchised ignorance of the true meaning of the scriptures, Luther blamed women for the fall of mankind: “God created Adam master and lord of living creatures”, Luther writes, “but Eve spoilt all, when she persuaded him to set himself above God's will. Tis you women, with your tricks and artifices, that lead men into error” (Quoted in: The Great Thoughts; compiled by George Seldes).

His hatred of the Jews is legendary: "Jews are young devils damned to hell."  ('Luther's Works,' Pelikan, Vol. XX, pp. 2230.)    Even condoning Islamic type violence against them: "Burn their synagogues.  Forbid them all that I have mentioned above. Force them to work and treat them with every kind of severity, as Moses did in the desert and slew three thousand... If that is no use, we must drive them away like mad dogs, in order that we may not be partakers of their abominable blasphemy and of all their vices, and in order that we may not deserve the anger of God and be damned with them.  I have done my duty.  Let everyone see how he does his.  I am excused."  ('About the Jews and Their Lies,' quoted by O'Hare, in 'The Facts About Luther, TAN Books, 1987, p. 290.)

 

The Journey Of The Soul

Into the Kingdom

The Great Paradox And Enigma

Can Only Be Revealed To Disciples

 

Both Luther and Calvin -- as well as modern-day Christians -- remain thoroughly confused about the doctrine of Divine Providence and Predestination, because one half of the necessary equation was removed from the New Testament.   Luther believed that man is a congenital sinner because of what he perceived to be the Original Sin of Adam and Eve -- and that only those who God saves irrespective of their actions in this life, will receive salvation.  This void in Christian thinking which seduced both Luther and Calvin to embrace the Augustinian doctrine of Original Sin, was manifest in their total failure to understand Divine Providence which is a paramount theme throughout the scriptures, and was the direct result of the corruption of the scriptures (see Bible Corruption ).   And the prevailing ignorance which continues to this day, is directly caused by the removal of the doctrine of the Journey of the soul over the course of many lifetimes (see Journey Of The Soul ).   

What is perhaps even more confusing is the fact that the Eastern and New Age belief in reincarnation, is no more factual than the common Christian belief that man only lives one life and is judged -- and thus, because of the paradoxical nature of the two doctrines where both possess a degree of truth, while reality is manifest in the higher third-force that merges the conflicting paradoxes into a single abiding higher truth and reality -- few people understand this reality that is absolutely necessary to comprehend what Jesus called the Mysteries of God and the Kingdom.

While it is true that many of the more straightforward teachings were removed from the New Testament -- others such as why the complacent lukewarm believer is subject to the greater judgment which have been explored in the above, were retained because the scribes and correctors of the Church did not understand what was being presented with any depth.   And only when this fact is understood, can the above teachings be understood that a complacent believer is worse off, than someone who has never at all believed the Gospel message.   And thus, Christians today remain ignorant of this fact, because the teachings on the journey of the soul was condemned by a circus prostitute who gained political power (see Journey Of The Soul ) over the doctrines that Christians were permitted what to believe. 

Without understanding the pre-existent causes of not only all the events of life, but the very lives that people are bound to live based upon the Law that each of us reaps what we have ourselves sown in the past, it was impossible for Luther and Calvin to understand the doctrine of Predestination which is paramount throughout the scriptures.   Because many important teachings were removed from the scriptures, the reader is only getting one part of the picture that is almost impossible to understand with and depth or clarity.   Like the remaining verses which present the reality that the complacent Christian will receive the greater judgment than the unbeliever.

When the question of Divine Providence and good and evil was set before Paul, he answered in a manner that would be shocking to the average believer -- i.e., the question is asked: “You will say to me then, Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will?” (Rom 9:19).   Calving wrote that the only difference between an evil man, and a good man, is that God causes the man to be evil by virtue of withholding His Light.   And if evil men are evil, because God, in the words of Calvin, withholds “the communication of his light, and good men are good ONLY because God bestows upon them the “communication of his light”, then it would appear that we are nothing more than play people -- mere playthings -- in the hands of God, in much the same fashion as a child playing with his toys?

The Apostle affirms this when he states in response to the question of For who resists His will?” and writes: On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, Why did you make me like this, will it? Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use, and another for common use? What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction?” (Rom 9:19-22 NAS).

When the question is asked: “Who resists His will?”   It is important for us to recognize the fact that the Paul does not reply in the manner that our present-day church authorities would, and respond that each of us has choices to make in our lives.   From the mindset and perspective of the Paul, it is easily observed that choices are not even part of the equation -- but rather: O man, who answers back to God?”   The Apostle then goes on to explain that, in the manner of a child playing with his toys, it is God's right to make some people vessels of wrath prepared for destruction”, while He makes other people a vessel for honorable use”.   In other words, there are some people who were created for the express purpose of destruction -- not because they chose such a fate -- not because they had done anything wrong -- but because in God's predestination, this fate was chosen for them prior to even the creation of the world.   Therefore, what the Apostle very clearly conveys to us is that the role in life they lived, was not by their own choice, but was brought about solely by the Hand of God.

Regarding these very controversial verses and the teaching on predestination, the Apostle writes: “It does not, therefore, depend on man's desire or effort, but on God's mercy” (Rom 9:16 NIV).   If you desire Christ, it is because God has permitted you to be a believer, and has ignited within you the desire for Christ.   The Bible affirms the position that the choice was not yours to make.

As an example of this Divine Providence in the life of the individual, the Apostle 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 stating here is that before either of the twins had been born, before either had “done anything good or bad”, God not only decided their fate in life, but for no apparent reason, He hated Esau and loved Jacob.   Why?   Paul offers no explanation other than God does what he wants to do -- and man does not have the right to question God's choices in these matters.   This is especially seen in the words: “Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor?” (Rom 9:21 NKJ).

In the Epistle to the Romans the Apostle confirms that we are as mere toys in the hands of God -- and like a child playing with his toy people -- God will have “…mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He desires” (Rom 9:18 NAS).   Mankind is subject to this reality without any reason other than the fact that God wants to create and sit back and observe the dramas of life that we experience -- and ultimately, have fun with His play toys in any manner that He chooses.   Moreover, it would appear that those who are destined to what has been described as the eternal sufferings and tortures of Hell, have received such a fate only because God enjoys watching such carnage and suffering.

As toys, then, the Apostle tells us that we have no rights -- and this is confirmed in the words of the Paul when he wrote: On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, Why did you make me like this, will it?” (Rom 9:20 NAS).   Thus, the Apostle states to the believer that whether we are saved or judged to eternal damnation, it is not of our own doing -- our fate was decided prior to the creation of the world -- and we have no right to question the motives of God -- which motives include the total annihilation of innocent women and children for no other reason than God desires the carnage to come upon those who have done nothing to deserve such a fate.

From a modern Christian perspective, the doctrine of Divine Providence and predestination gets really scary when it is realized that God chose who would believe and who would disbelieve prior to the creation of the universe: “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will” (Eph 1:4-5 NIV).   What is being stated is that when God was still in the stages of contemplating Creation -- prior to what we would relate to the events written in the very first verse of Genesis 1:1 -- God decided that He would make a certain group of people who would inherit all the good that He could imagine, and another group would be plunged into eternal suffering.   Why?   Because God wanted all people to know that He was superior to them -- that they were weak and inferior beings -- and He wanted them to know that there was absolutely nothing they could do in order to alter their destiny.   Thus, God created Satan as an instrument to bring about the defilement of Creation.   Why?   In order that all mankind would equally be drowning in a sea of inequity.   In this way God could choose from among the race of sinful man -- “in accordance with his pleasure and will” -- those who He would permit to inherit the good.

With the corruption of the scriptures, the the Church no longer has the doctrinal means to understand why some people are created vessels of honor, while others are created vessels of dishonor (Rom 9:21-22).   Thus, because of the corruption of the scriptures, modern Christians totally lack an understanding of the words of the Church Father Origen: “For God the Creator makes a certain vessel unto honor, and other vessels to dishonor; but that vessel which has cleansed itself from all impurity He makes a vessel unto honor, while that which has stained itself with the filth of vice He makes a vessel unto dishonor. The conclusion from which, accordingly, is this, that the cause of each one's actions is a pre-existing one; and then every one, according to his deserts, is made by God either a vessel unto honor or dishonor. Therefore every individual vessel has furnished to its Creator out of itself the causes and occasions of its being formed by Him to be either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor. 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”.

The only means for a person to have "...cleansed [themselves] from all impurity" is to seek to live a pious and Consecrated Life in TheWay that Yeshua/Jesus taught and ordained.  Yet, Luther went as far as to state that those who attempt to live a pious life, have themselves rejected Christ: "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.).   Like Calvin, Luther did not understand the doctrine of Divine Providence because key teachings had been removed from the scriptures by the Church (see Bible Corruption), and in their reactionary doctrine to the corruption of the Roman Church, the fathers of the Reformation plunged Christianity into an even greater apostasy to the true teachings of Jesus and TheWay.   Thus, Christians condemn the Knowledge of TheWay, in order to remain apostates to the Kingdom by holding fast to the doctrines of Martin Luther.   In the same way that Luther condemned those who attempted to live a pious life to be sinners, someone who is an Eternal Seeker from their perspective, rejects the free gift of salvation in the Jesus-god of Constantine.

Christians claim that Jesus was God, because the claim was made that he was One with God. Yet, they fail to even consider the fact that "being One with God", is not the same as being God.  This reality is parallel to that of a Divine Marriage where the husband and wife are "one flesh"-- yet, that does not mean that the wife is the husband, and the husband is the wife.   It means that they dwell in oneness and perfect harmony in the Higher Third-Force Soul reality that causes the vital life-force of each to flow freely through both bodies -- and it is the manifestation of this is spiritual Etheric reality that makes the "two one flesh".   Further, the Gospel of John also states that the Disciples were One with both Jesus, and the Father -- so does that make them God also?   Thus, what we have is the prevailing Christian ignorance preached by a clergy who "...promise [of] freedom [in their doctrine of salvation by faith and grace alone], while they themselves are slaves of depravity"

In order to be a believer and follower of Jesus and TheWay, the person must make themselves the "good ground" in which the Living Word has been implanted (see Sower And Seed ) -- Christians promote the doctrine that they attribute to Paul with respect to being saved by faith apart from one's actions.   And if Paul had meant this in the manner that they imagine, he never would have told them to "be afraid" that if they are unfaithful to their Covenant, that they will be cast away.   Thus, Paul warns the Christians: “Do not be arrogant, but be afraid” (Rom 11:20 NIV).   Why?   Why would the Apostle warn the Christian they should be afraid?   Evidently he didn't know anything about the modern Christian doctrine attributed to him that once you say your prayer accepting Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, you are saved regardless of the manner in which you live your life.   And this warning is an important question for the modern believer to understand.   They should be afraid because of the violation of the covenant with God when the Gentile converts ignored the warning of the Apostle:  “For if God did not spare the natural Jewish branches, he will not spare you either… Otherwise, you also will be cut off” (Rom 11:21-22 NIV).   And cut off they were -- and cut off and in bondage they have remained to this very day!   And when they open their Bibles, their hearts and minds are hardened, and they remain spiritually blind to the true meaning of the scriptures.   Moreover, because they have never repented from teachings others the doctrines of men in place of the Truths of the Gospel, they remain forever apostates to the Inner Kingdom.

In the same way that Jesus taught that with respect to the teachings on the sin of adultery that his followers would be held to a higher standard than the Jews, this is confirmed in Paul's warning to "Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body" (1 Cor 6:18 NKJ).   If the author of these words agreed with the doctrine that man is saved by faith apart from his actions, then he would have said that once you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savoir, sexual immorality no longer matters.   Yet, it is clear that Paul did not promote the doctrine of faith which was championed by Martin Luther and the modern Church.   When Paul wrote that man cannot be saved by the works of the Law, he was making reference to the outward rituals of the Jews.   Christians are blind to the true meaning of their own scriptures, because to even begin to walk in TheWay, one must Repent.   Yet, as Paul himself warned, there can be no repentance, so long as Christians continue to embrace the culture and mindset of this world.   Moreover, without true repentance, there can be no Law of Grace -- only the disillusion of being possessed by the Powers of the Left Hand -- which possession by the god of this world was confirmed in the alternative ending of Mark where it wars that those who continue to sin lie "...under the sway of Satan, who will not allow what lies under the unclean spirits to understand the truth and power of God".    Thus, it is impossible for Christians who promote the doctrine of perpetual sin and redemption to understand the true meaning of the Gospel, because they are ruled over by satanic forces which Jesus portrayed as the "citizen of the far country".

If the beginning of one's walk in TheWay is initiated with repentance, then there must be a total severing with the sins of one's past in order to be faithful to the teachings of Jesus and TheWay.   To have compassion and make excuses for the ways of this world -- attempting to portray the path of ignorance as being OK from the perspective of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay -- is merely the product of a defiled mind that Satan whispers to -- often telling you his name is Jesus Christ.  So long as you keep following counterfeit shepherds who promote the doctrine that you are saved by Grace regardless of your actions, mindset and lifestyle, then you will continue to be apostates to the Kingdom and the Living Word of God.

 

The Law

The Plight And Strugles Of The

Prodigal Sons and Daughters In The Far Country



"Be not deceived; God is not mocked:

for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption;

but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting"
(Gal 6:7-8 KJV)

 

These words represent the Universal Laws that bring about every experience in the trials and lives of the prodigal sons and daughters of the Most High, while they are struggling in what Jesus portrayed as this, the "far country".   Every event in the life of mankind, is initiated and brought about by pre-existent causes.   This world is God's School House where his Offspring mature and evolve to fulfill the required maturity that Jesus noted in the words: "You, must therefore, be Perfect, as your Heavenly Father is Perfect" (Matt 5:48).   And the parable of the prodigal son portrays the journey of the soul as he travails in this, the "far country" -- and it is impossible for him to return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination, until he has put on the required "Wedding Garment" that is required in the parable of TheCall: "But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment.  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'" (Matt 22:11-13 NKJ)

While the prodigal sons and daughters of the Most High are travailing in their struggles in this, the "far country", they are bound hand and foot by the Laws which immerse them in the lives that they are living in this world.   They are mentally and spiritually shackled to the limitations of the organic flesh -- blind to not only their own higher soul and spiritual natures and realities -- but incapable of perceiving anything beyond the lessons of life that has been initiated by their own past actions -- and this is the meaning of being cast "...into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'"   And Jesus portrayed the judgment of the Laws as being cast into a prision, and warned: "Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny" (Matt 5:26 NKJ).    And this is why Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders that the “…tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you” (Matt 21:31 RSV).   He did not say that they will never enter the Kingdom -- only that because they failed to pick up their own cross and follow in TheWay, that they will remain bound in this, the "far country" -- struggling with the Laws that must be overcome, in order to enter into Life.  

Thus, Jesus warned: "And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more" (Luke 12:47-48 KJV).    The stripes with which each person is beaten, is in direct relation to their own past actions.   That those who know the Masters Will, as in the case of the Christians, will receive the greater judgment of the Law and beaten with many more stripes than the common sinners who do not know the Lord's Will, is because they failed to live in accord with the knowledge that was given unto them.   Thus, Peter warns the complacent Christians: "If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: A dog returns to its vomit, and, A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud" (2 Pet 2:20-22 NIV).

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught the multitudes the mindset and lifestyle necessary to begin the process of breaking the shackles of imprisonment -- the lifestyle necessary to reverse the Laws -- and permit the prodigal sons and daughters the freewill to seek the Kingdom.   Thus, Jacob who people call James, the Brother of Yeshua who people call Jesus, warns the believers: "If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless...  The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell...  With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness.  Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.  Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?  My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water" (James 1:26;3:5-6;3:9-12 NIV).   With the tongue we invoke Laws that imprison us.   And thus, Jesus warned that "But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment" (Matt 12:36 KJV).   Yet, Christians treat these words as an anomaly that does not apply to them -- when in fact, it applies to them even moreso than the unbelievers.       

While Paul correctly states that there is no salvation in the outward rituals and traditions of the written Law of the Jews, he warns the believers of the need to "…take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ" (2 Cor 10:5 NIV).   Why?   Because the Laws which control this world are imbued with the power to interact and respond to our every word, thought, desire and deed.   And thus, every idle word invokes the Laws -- as does "...every thought... [that is not] obedient to Christ."    To prevail over the Laws, the Brother of Yeshua tells us to "…bridle the whole body" (James 3:2 KJV).   Paul commands that each believer must "…beat my body and make it my slave..." (1 Cor 9:27 NIV). Moreover, 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 NIV). To the degree that Paul warned: “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV).

By virtue of the Laws which return to each of us the fruit of our words, thoughts, desires and deeds, Peter warned the flock of believers about the counterfeit shepherds who are wolves in sheep clothing: "These men are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them. For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of sinful human nature, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity -- for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him" (2 Pet 2:17-19 NIV).    The depravity that Peter speaks of is in fact parallel to the warning in the Epistle of James that "faith without works is dead" -- i.e., without the works of the spirit, "...they themselves are slaves of depravity -- for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him".  Because of their own ignorance of the Laws that respond correctively to each of us, the counterfeit clergy-shepherds promise the people "freedom" in the Gospel and the Good News -- and yet, Peter warns that they "...themselves are slaves of depravity"???   Because these shepherds of the simple faith do not understand the words that Jesus said to the man who he had healed: "Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" (John 5:14 KJV).   The counterfeit shepherds attempt to use Jesus as a sacrifice to live in a state of perpetual sin.   And thus, these blind guides are not only disenfranchised from the very spiritual essence of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay, but they have themselves never been imprisoned by the very Laws that they preach to the flock of believers that they are exempt from observing.   Perhaps the key to understanding what Peter portrayed as the false shepherds of the Church is found in the words: "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 NKJ). Thus, while Jesus condemned the rituals and traditions of the Pharisees which used animal sacrifice to promote the doctrine of perpetual sin, Jesus openly acknowledged that he was the one time sacrifice, and the Royal Law remains completely in effect and binding upon all people's of the earth.

One only has to open the pages of the Bible to see that the whole of the New Testament teachings is concerned with ethics, morality, and the manner in which each of us treats our brothers and sisters. The requirement is that we must be perfect, as our Heavenly Father is perfect (Mt 5:48). This state of perfection is referred to as the fulfillment of the Royal Law of God, and is measured in our forgiveness, acceptance and love of our fellow man. From a New Covenant perspective, whatever is divisive, and not in accord with the Royal Law, is of this world, and is an obstacle to our birth into the Kingdom.  It is from this perspective that the requirement in the Book of the Revelation is set before us in the words: "Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful" (Rev 21:27 NIV).  This same truth was expressed 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). And this same truth is expressed in the words of Yeshua/Jesus when he warned: "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Matt 7:13-14 NIV). The "narrow gate" that Yeshua speaks that we must open in order for us to be born into the Kingdom, has its parallels in the birth canal that serves as the gate that each of us has emerged through when we physically entered into this present world.  That the next stage of birth has its similarities, is merely the result that all realities are designed in accordance with the same Divine Pattern of Creation.

What is truly important for us to see in these solemn words spoken by the Lord, is that only those who "enter through the narrow gate" will enter into Life -- i.e., it is not those who believe, but those who follow in the footsteps who are the Genuine Christians.  In order to enter into the Kingdom, the disciple must be bathed in the healing waters of consecration that cleanses them of all defilements of this world.   Therefore, the people who embrace the culture and thinking of this world, even when they call themselves Christian, are those who walk the "broad… road that leads to destruction". What Yeshua warns us is that we cannot walk two paths -- it is either the one or the other -- and philosophical Christians will neither go to Heaven, to Glory, or inherit eternal life -- without entering through the narrow gate that is the entrance to the Kingdom.   Moreover, if this is not accomplished while we are alive in the physical body in which we presently dwell, then we will have failed.

The Bible continually warns us that the path or the second birth and entrance into the Kingdom is not easy.   The strife of the inner war within ourselves as embodied in the symbols of Armageddon is seen in the words: "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22 NKJ). Thus, in the same way that a woman travails in labor to bring a child into this world, we must ourselves endure the "…many tribulations" of spiritual labor to be born into the Kingdom of God.   Since the Kingdom is within us, and Armageddon is therefore not an historical event -- but more factually, a spiritual event in the life of the disciple in search of Truth -- we must then totally re-evaluate everything we think we know about both the Gospel Message, and the life we are presently living.   In fully comprehending these biblical statements in relation to the whole purpose of the teachings of The Way, let us again examine the definitive statement which conveys to us the very essence of the Gospel -- and especially the Revelation of John: "Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie" (Rev 22:14-15 NKJ).

If the text of the Revelation represented the end of the world, as is commonly believed by the majority of Christians today, then why are those who remain outside the city portrayed as "dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie"? Armageddon, then, indicates the disciples personal tribulation described as the "pangs of birth", as he endeavors to overcome his own lower carnal nature through the crucifixion of what is symbolized by the flesh, in order that he can possess the Knowledge of the fruit of the Tree of Life, transcend the natural barriers of this world, and "enter through the gates into the city".

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus taught the people how they must treat their brothers and sisters -- i.e., fellow prodigal sons and daughters who are themselves imprisoned in this the "far country" -- bound by the ignorance of the "outer darkness" of mind, consciousness and being -- and they must be Lights to their brothers and sisters who are imprisoned by the Laws and ruled over by the "citizen... of the far country" which Paul called the god of this world.   Jesus had great compassion on the common sinners, because they were being misguided by the false shepherds of the Jews who engaged them in rituals of the written Law which Paul correctly called the "letter that killeth".   And in the same way that the carnal Jews promoted animal sacrifice, the Pagan Christians used Jesus in a similar vein as a perpetual sacrifice for the sins of the people.  

Proof that when Paul was speaking of faith, he was not speaking of a faith that permits the believer to continue to sin after embracing the Gospel, is confirmed in the words in the Epistle to the Hebrews where it is warned that if a Christian sins willfully after becoming a believer, that they have crucified the Christ afresh, and no sacrifice (Jesus/Grace) can have any effect on their destiny of judgment as an apostate to the teachings of Jesus and TheWay: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).    Therefore, the Christian who willfully sins after repentance and coming to the knowledge of the teachings of the Lord, is worse off than those who have never at all believed or even heard the Gospel message and the Good News.

The clergy and the shepherds of Jesus and TheWay must guide the faithful flock into a life of spiritual transformation -- and it is this transformation that frees the people from the constraints and shackles of the Law -- releases them from the prision -- opens their minds from the limitations of the "outer darkness" -- and permits them to receive the revelation of the Mysteries of the Kingdom that can only be imparted to those who are true Disciples of TheWay and in picking up their own cross, undergo the Alchemical Spiritual Transformation that permits the prodigal sons and daughter to put on the required Wedding Garment: "Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful" (Rev 21:27 NIV).  By living the life ordained by Jesus, this permits the Disciple to walk upon TheWay of Holiness -- i.e., "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).   And by manifesting the Light to the lost prodigal sons and daughters, the Disciple will experience the inner narrow gate opening unto them: "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).   Jesus does not say that the Kingdom is entered after you physically die and pass from this life -- but rather, it must be entered while still alive in the body-vessel.   And this is why in the recently rediscovered Gospel of Philip which was suppressed by the Pagan Church of Rome, it confirms the above warning and states: "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."   That those who walk what is portrayed as the broad-way reap what they have themselves sown in their own past, is what is expressed in the proper translation of the word destruction as correctly interpreted in a footnote on this word in the Schofield Reference Bible 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 thus, those who fail to bring about the next stage of soul-birth while in the body by putting on the required Wedding Garment of purity, are returned to this life in accord with their own past deeds -- i.e.,  "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'" (Matt 22:11-13 NKJ).   And Jesus portrayed the judgment of the Laws as being cast into a prison, and warned: "Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny" (Matt 5:26 NKJ).    And this is why Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders that the “…tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you” (Matt 21:31 RSV).   He did not say that they will never enter the Kingdom -- only that because they failed to pick up their own cross and follow in TheWay, that they will remain bound in this, the "far country" -- struggling with the Laws that must be overcome, in order to enter into Life.

These spiritual realities are all controlled by the Law -- i.e., "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 NKJ).     And in the same way that the Ebionite Disciples understood that Jesus became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by fulfilling the Law, if they are to inherit the Salvation of the Promise, then they must do the same.   They asserted 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." Hence, when the followers and disciples of Jesus in like manner "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity."  (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).  

Jesus became the first of the prodigal sons to return to the Kingdom of the Father from which all of us in the beginning left, and traveled into this, the "far country", and that he is the Author of TheWay -- the Only Way -- is because he was the first to complete the Journey of the Soul by totally fulfilling the Law.   Thus, each of us must imitate and embrace the Pattern within the construct of our own lives.   The Law that evolves each of us, and brings us to a state of Spiritual Maturity and Completion, is a Law of Corrective Action that we ourselves initiate through our words, thoughts, desires and deeds -- i.e., "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.  For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting" (Gal 6:7-8 KJV).  

Whatever is the conditions of our birth, that is the result of our own past actions.   And it is for this reason that when the Apostle writes about the conditions of one's birth, he states in response to the question of For who resists His will?” and writes: On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, Why did you make me like this, will it? Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use, and another for common use? What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction?” (Rom 9:19-22 NAS).

When the question is asked: “Who resists His will?”   It is important for us to recognize the fact that the disciple does not reply in the manner that our present-day church authorities would, and respond that each of us has choices to make in our lives.   Your life at the present time, is the result of the choices you made in the past -- and your future will be the result of the limited choices you make in the present.   And in the words of the Apostle that are basically not understood and rejected by the modern Church, it is easily observed that choices are not even part of the equation -- but rather: O man, who answers back to God?”   The Apostle then goes on to explain that, many people are born into this life as vessels of wrath prepared for destruction” -- while other people are born into this life as a vessel for honorable use”.   In other words, because of their own past actions, the Laws returned back to them the fruit of their own past, which Paul portrays as vessels of wrath prepared for destruction”. -- and they are the author of their own fate by virtue of the choices and actions of their own past.  As an example of this Divine Providence in the life of the individual, the Apostle 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).  

In the words of the third century Church Father Origen -- the man St. Gregory of Nyssa called the prince of Christian learning in the Third Century”  When Origen speaks of the scriptures, he not only used the scriptures before the massive corruption in the fouth century, but he lived among the Ebionites and saw the originals in Hebrew Characters: “We have frequently shown”, writes Origen, “by those declarations which we were able to produce from the holy Scriptures, that God, the Creator of all things, is good, and just, and all-powerful… But since those rational creatures themselves, as we have frequently shown, and will yet show in the proper place, were endowed with the power of free-will, this freedom of will incited each one either to progress by imitation of God, or reduced him to failure through negligence… Now God, who deemed it just to arrange His creatures according to their merit, brought down these different understandings into the harmony of one world, that He might adorn, as it were, one dwelling, in which there ought to be not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay (and some indeed to honor, and others to dishonor), with those different vessels, or souls, or understandings. And these are the causes… why that world presents the aspect of diversity, while Divine Providence continues to regulate each individual according to the variety of his movements, or of his feelings and purpose. On which account the Creator will neither appear to be unjust in distributing (for the causes already mentioned) to every one according to his merits; nor will the happiness or unhappiness of each one's birth, or whatever be the condition that falls to his lot, be deemed accidental; nor will different creators, or souls of different natures, be believed to exist” (De Principiis, Bk 2 Ch 9).

What Origen is stating is that, in the beginning, each soul was created equal and the same, and their place in life is not the result of an accident, or the indiscriminate manifestation of God's Will in the form of Divine Providence -- but rather, each soul's lot in life is the result of the exercise of their own freewill, and consequently is arranged “according to their merit”.   This merit is not the result of some unknown condition -- but rather, is imposed upon each individual in accordance with what they have accomplished in their previous lives.

Origen then goes on to demonstrate this truth by using the very example which the Apostle Paul gave with regard to Esau and Jacob, and writes: “‘What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God?' And that he might furnish us with an opportunity of inquiring into these matters, and of ascertaining how these things do not happen without a reason, he answers himself, and says, 'God forbid.' For the same question, as it seems to me, which is raised concerning Jacob and Esau, may be raised regarding all celestial and terrestrial creatures, and even those of the lower world as well. And in like manner it seems to me, that as he there says, 'The children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil,' so it might also be said of all other things, 'When they were not yet' created, 'neither had yet done any good or evil, that the decree of God according to election may stand,' that (as certain think) some things on the one hand were created heavenly, some on the other earthly, and others, again, beneath the earth, 'not of works' (as they think), 'but of Him who calleth,' what shall we say then, if these things are so? 'Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.' As, therefore, when the Scriptures are carefully examined regarding Jacob and Esau, it is not found to be unrighteousness with God that it should be said, before they were born, or had done anything in this life, 'the elder shall serve the younger;' and as it is found not to be unrighteousness that even in the womb Jacob supplanted his brother, if we feel that he was worthily beloved by God, according to the deserts of his previous life, so as to deserve to be preferred before his brother”.

God did not hate Esau and love Jacob for no reason!   Neither does God make people who are vessels of wrath fitted for destruction indiscriminately, as Augustine, Calvin and Luther believed.   To even believe such a preposterous concept of Divine Wisdom is to affirm Peter's assertion that the Gentiles believe these absurdities because “their minds are accustomed to take in things spoken against God."   Respecting the Divine Order of Creation, Origen then continues referring to the Epistle to the Romans, and goes on and explains: “For God must be believed to do and order all things and at all times according to His judgment. For the words which the apostle uses when he says, ‘In a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and of earth, and some to honor and some to dishonor;' and those which he adds, saying, 'If a man purge himself, he will be a vessel unto honor, sanctified and meet for the Master's use, unto every good work,' undoubtedly point out this, that he who shall purge himself when he is in this life, will be prepared for every good work in that which is to come; while he who does not purge himself will be, according to the amount of his impurity, a vessel unto dishonor, i.e., unworthy. It is therefore possible to understand that there have been also formerly rational vessels, whether purged or not, i.e., which either purged themselves or did not do so, and that consequently every vessel, according to the measure of its purity or impurity, received a place, or region, or condition by birth, or an office to discharge, in this world. All of which, down to the humblest, God providing for and distinguishing by the power of His wisdom, arranges all things by His controlling judgment, according to a most impartial retribution, so far as each one ought to be assisted or cared for in conformity with his deserts. In which certainly every principle of equity is shown, while the inequality of circumstances preserves the justice of a retribution according to merit. But the grounds of the merits in each individual case are only recognized truly and clearly by God Himself, along with His only-begotten Word, and His Wisdom, and the Holy Spirit”.

Origen again 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 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”.

In all things, "If anyone has an ear, let him hear. He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints" (Rev 13:9-10 NKJV).   Whatever you do unto others, the Laws will bring upon you in the future.   Those who inflict harm of any unloving act towards their brothers or sisters, will receive the same in return.   As with all condition in life.   If a person is poor and destitute, then the life they are living is the result of choices they made in their own past.   If a person is born a homosexual, this this is the result of their own past choices and actions.   In the Sermon on the Mount the people are told that as they judge their brothers and sisters, they will in turn be judged.   An example of someone who has invoked the Laws in his own judgment, and will be born a homosexual in the future when he reaps what he has sown, is the Rev. Fred Phelps (see Wikipedia Article).   This is not to say that homosexuality is good -- only that it is a plight that man brings upon himself.   In the case of those who persecute homosexuals in the manner of the Rev. Phelps, the Laws make them a vessel of dishonor and they are born into the same conditions in which they judged others.  

Every aspect of life that people are born into and experience, is the result of their own past.   "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.  For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting" (Gal 6:7-8 KJV).   Those people who immerse themselves in the thinking, culture and lifestyle of this world, inherit the corruption of the flesh -- i.e., "...For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption" -- while the few who fulfill the mandate to be in the world and not of it, and seek the Truth and the Kingdom over the doctrines and ways of this world, are vessels of honor who having in their past "...soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting."   

And that the Christians use the sacrifice of Jesus to live in a state of sin and perpetual redemption, is the reason why Peter warned that "If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: A dog returns to its vomit, and, A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud" (2 Pet 2:20-22 NIV) -- and is the reason why Paul called the apostates to TheWay: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).   And this is why Jesus warned that the complacent Christian who is lukewarm, will receive the greater judgment than even the common sinners and unbelievers: "And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more" (Luke 12:47-48 KJV). 

Thus, in the same way that Jesus spoke of the Mysteries of God only in parables to the people -- allegorical portrayals of Universal Spiritual Truths which concealed the inner meaning from those who in the words of Ignatius were still of a natural mind and were not yet “able to receive their weighty import” -- in order for them to contemplate and permit the Universal Symbols in the parables to begin the process of enlightening the minds of the hearers.   And while the believers of the simple faith are under the illusion that they see and understand the meaning, they only perceive to the depth of their own spiritual transformation as presented in the parable of the Sower and the Seed.   In Truth, Only those who have become a Disciple -- who have picked up their own cross and walked in TheWay -- are able to comprehend not only the Mysteries of God, but the inner spiritual meaning of the scriptures that Paul correctly called the literal letter of the written word the "letter that killeth... Jewish fables".    The key to understanding this reality is seen in the parable of the talents where those who knew not the Truth, were not held to the same standards as those those who did know the Truth -- i.e., "And that servant who knew his master's will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more" (Luke 12:47-48 NKJ).   What this means is that Christians will be held to a higher standard than non-Christians -- and those who have the capacity to perceive the inner spiritual meaning of the written word, will be held to an even higher spiritual standard.   And in part this is the basis of when Jacob/James wrote: "My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment" (James 3:1 NKJ).   Why would those who teach "...receive a stricter judgment"?   Why would those who know the Master's will be not only held to a higher standard, but be beaten with many stripes, while those who do not know the Master's will who are deserving of many stripes, will be beaten with only a few?  

What are the requirements that are being used in the judgment of the people?

 

God Uses The Church

God uses the modern Church, even though it remains spiritually disenfranchised


 

God Ordains Error For The Good Of The Prodigal Sons

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

Within these words are contained a profound truth that all believers today must realize.   The Power of God is so all-encompassing, that even the apostate teachers and prophets still serve the Lord.   So is the present Christian Church the Church of God?   Yes -- But not in the manner that most Christians would understand.   Is it not forewarned and written that: “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness’” (Matt 7:22-23 NAS).   Therefore, it is established that even among those who prophesy, cast out demons, and perform many great miracles in the name of the Lord, they are as Simon Magus, and have not part in the teachings of TheWay and the Kingdom.   This means that from your perspective as a believer, for you to be faithful to the scriptures, you must question everything -- and that includes every word that myself or anyone else writes for you to read.  A true disciple of the Light is one who proves the truth; not one who believes something because it sounds good to his carnal mind. 

Why would you listen to a man who tells you that you must believe, when the Lord himself told you not to blindly believe even what he taught; as can be seen where it is written: “If any of you really determines to do God’s will, then you will certainly know whether my teaching is from God or is merely my own” (John 7:17 TLB).    As demonstrated in the above  http://TheLie.org , the Christians not only have no part in the teachings of the New Covenant, but in the worship of Jesus as God, they are merely idolatrous pagans who are using Yeshua as an excuse for their heathen mindset and lifestyle.   Yet, when you understand that Paganism is the product of an immature and undeveloped mindset, only then can you begin to understand the absolute necessity of the Church.
 
Because the symbolism of the scriptures are true when turned within self, the Christians are being used as a vehicle that is necessary to preserve these important symbols and concepts.   Which means that if anyone seriously embraces the symbols -- and truly begins to do God's Will -- i.e., “If any of you really determines to do God’s will, then you will certainly know whether my teaching is from God or is merely my own” (John 7:17 TLB) -- that these symbols will act as a catalyst that will begin to bring about the necessary transformation.   Like the Pharisees, the Christians have ritualized and worship the symbols, and fail to turn them within and live them.    Further, they lack the necessary knowledge of self, and they fail to seek the Inner Kingdom by living a Consecrated life where they make their body-vessel into a Living Temple.     
 
Clement is correct when he states that all people serve the Will of God -- and the evil of man is used by the Left Hand of Correction (see http://DivineManna.org ) to bring about necessary change in the experience of mankind in this world.   As stated, because the Pagan Romans and Greeks were incapable of embracing the purity of the teachings of TheWay, it was necessary to corrupt the scriptures in order to improve the condition ( http://BibleCorruption.com ) of the people.   In many ways, the Epistles of Paul were themselves an important corruption that made these essential teachings available to the Gentiles.   So the Laws raised up Paul for this purpose -- and what evolved into a multitude of Gentiles who wrote under the name of Paul -- not because he knew the Truth, but because he sufficiently corrupted the Truth in order to make it acceptable to the Gentiles.   And the same is true of the Church of Constantine.   
 
The key to this higher reality that is far beyond the comprehension of organic man, is found in the words: "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," says the LORD.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.  For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,  So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it" (Isa 55:8-11 NKJ).   Everything has a purpose beyond man's perception -- every action of mankind is turned by the Laws for the greater good that man can't conceive of -- and nothing can remain void of fail to fulfill it's higher intended purpose as set forth by God through the Laws at the very beginning of Creation.
 
If you are going to even begin to embrace higher Truth and Reality, you are going to have to cease to eat the fruit of the Tree of Duality that brings spiritual death, and eat the fruit of the Tree of Life.   The Left and Right Hands of God work in conjunction for the eventual good of mankind ( http://DivineManna.org ).    Thus, you must begin to embrace paradoxical thought in order to embrace this higher reality.   While on one hand it can be said that the Church is satanic (see http://ebionite.com/AntiChrist.htm ), on the other hand the Church is necessary for the greater good of man (see http://ebionite.com/Necessity.htm ).   The prodigal sons and daughters who are lost in this, the "far country... outer darkness", are incapable of knowing the Truth and walking in TheWay -- so it is necessary to fragment and corrupt that Truth in order for carnal man to grasp important teachings and principles, and begin the process of making change and seeking the Knowledge of self and the Inner Kingdom.   So while for the masses the Church is a good and positive force, in a forum such as this the Church is the embodiment of evil and spiritual depravity.   And both realities are not only true, but are necessary in the experience of mankind.   At present the Religious Right in many respects is the epitome of ignorance and evil -- but they are a force for Good that is Ordained by the Laws and the Hand of God, in order to oppose the secular Marxist Left that is attempting to wipe out the belief and knowledge of God.    In the same way, while Islam has become diabolical in its murder of innocent people in the name of their satanic god, the evil force of Islam is being used by the (Left Hand of) God in order to balance and oppose the Sodom and Gomorrah of the secular Marxist un-liberal left.    And if it weren't for the Sodom and Gomorrah left, I would not be able to publish these web sites that offend the Religious Right.   What this means is that all evils are used to balance corresponding opposite evils -- all evils are necessary -- and all evils serve the greater good of mankind and the Will of God.   
 
One of the most important parts of the equation of the perfection of man is freewill -- and in order for man to be both tested and perfected, the illusion of freewill must be maintained.   If a man murders another -- or rapes a hundred women -- it must appear to the unenlightened observer that he can get away with it -- i.e., that the Will and Laws of God are a fallacy -- and that man reigns supreme.   If immediate action was brought against the evil of man, then this world as God's University would be totally undermined.   The aggressor must be in the position of victim -- under similar circumstances of his own victims -- in order for the learning lessons to be effective.   
 
From one paradoxical perspective the Fundamentalist Christians are a necessary force for good -- yet they embody all that is evil from an opposite paradoxical perspective -- which in and of itself serves the forces of both good and evil.   And this is why the answer and higher reality of all paradoxes, are always in the third-force that exists on a higher plane in the manner of the point of the triangle that exists on a higher plane than the opposite points which oppose each other.   In a recent post I demonstrated where the primary fruit of the Tree of Duality that brings death is organic male and female thoughts and mindset -- and it is this duality that must be overcome in the Divine Marriage.    The Divine Pattern of Creation is Male and Female in all realities -- and while on one level this duality is necessary in the evolution and perfection of the soul and the Ultimate Destiny of mankind -- this Duality must be restored to "one flesh" on all levels of being -- i.e., Adam and Eve must be restored to Adam/Eve.   And these things represent some of the reasons why the organic mind of man is incapable of perceiving the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom.   All forces of good in this world, are all evil from the opposite reality of the Tree of Duality -- all serve the Higher Will of God -- and because they all are the fruit of the Tree of Duality, they all bring spiritual death.   Only when you can evolve the paradoxes into the higher third-force that is not of this world, are you able to eat of the Tree of Life and find Permanence in the Kingdom. 
 
What this means is that while the Evangelical Christians champion the concept of the need to be Born Again, their words are meaningless rhetoric from the perspective of Higher Soul Reality.   So are they serving the Higher Will of God?   Most definitely!!!   But not in the manner that they think they are.   And so too is the New Age -- the Sodom and Gomorrah un-liberals -- the diabolical Muslims -- and all movements and realities that are manifest in the earth.   And because of his failure to understand this higher reality, this is one of the important lessons of life that inhibits the development of organic man.

 

Paul, the man known as the Apostle of Faith, commanded the believers: "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV).  The vast multitude of believers totally ignore this command, because it is a truly difficult thing to achieve.   In like manner, the Apostle of Faith warned: “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV).  What does it mean to mortify the deeds of the body?   Is this what Christians are striving to do today?   If all that was required was to believe, and call upon the name of the Lord as one's personal savior as taught today, then why did Yeshua/Jesus warn believers: "But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment" (Matt 12:36 KJV).   How can we be saved by faith apart from our actions, and yet we are commanded to put to death our earthly nature, mortify the deeds of the body, and never to even speak an idle word? Christians attempt to ignore these commandments -- and to their own demise, they attempt to make believe they do not exist.  

From a purely elementary perspective, one only has to open the pages of the Bible to see that the whole of the New Testament teachings is concerned with ethics, morality, and the manner in which each of us treats our brothers and sisters. The requirement is that we must be perfect, as our Heavenly Father is perfect (Mt 5:48). This state of perfection is referred to as the fulfillment of the Royal Law of God, and is measured in our forgiveness, acceptance and love of our fellow man. From a New Covenant perspective, whatever is divisive, and not in accord with the Royal Law, is of this world, and is an obstacle to our birth into the Kingdom.  It is from this perspective that the requirement in the Book of the Revelation is set before us in the words: "Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful" (Rev 21:27 NIV).  This same truth was expressed 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). And this same truth is expressed in the words of Yeshua/Jesus when he warned: "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Matt 7:13-14 NIV). The "narrow gate" that Yeshua speaks that we must open in order for us to be born into the Kingdom, has its parallels in the birth canal that serves as the gate that each of us has emerged through when we physically entered into this present world.  That the next stage of birth has its similarities, is merely the result that all realities are designed in accordance with the same Divine Pattern of Creation.

What is truly important for us to see in these solemn words spoken by the Lord, is that only those who "enter through the narrow gate" will enter into Life -- i.e., it is not those who believe, but those who follow in the footsteps who are the Genuine Christians.  In order to enter into the Kingdom, the disciple must be bathed in the healing waters of consecration that cleanses them of all defilements of this world.   Therefore, the people who embrace the culture and thinking of this world, even when they call themselves Christian, are those who walk the "broad… road that leads to destruction". What Yeshua warns us is that we cannot walk two paths -- it is either the one or the other -- and philosophical Christians will neither go to Heaven, to Glory, or inherit eternal life -- without entering through the narrow gate that is the entrance to the Kingdom.   Moreover, if this is not accomplished while we are alive in the physical body in which we presently dwell, then we will have failed.

The Bible continually warns us that the path or the second birth and entrance into the Kingdom is not easy.   The strife of the inner war within ourselves as embodied in the symbols of Armageddon is seen in the words: "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22 NKJ). Thus, in the same way that a woman travails in labor to bring a child into this world, we must ourselves endure the "…many tribulations" of spiritual labor to be born into the Kingdom of God.   Since the Kingdom is within us (Lk 17:20-21), and Armageddon is therefore not an historical event -- but more factually, a spiritual event in the life of the disciple in search of Truth -- we must then totally re-evaluate everything we think we know about both the Gospel Message, and the life we are presently living.   In fully comprehending these biblical statements in relation to the whole purpose of the teachings of The Way, let us again examine the definitive statement which conveys to us the very essence of the Gospel -- and especially the Revelation of John: "Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie" (Rev 22:14-15 NKJ).

If the text of the Revelation represented the end of the world, as is commonly believed by the majority of Christians today, then why are those who remain outside the city portrayed as "dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie"? Armageddon, then, indicates the disciples personal tribulation described as the "pangs of birth" (see Gate Of Eden), as he endeavors to overcome his own lower carnal nature through the crucifixion of what is symbolized by the flesh, in order that he can possess the Knowledge of the fruit of the Tree of Life, transcend the natural barriers of this world, and "enter through the gates into the city".

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Flaw Of The Church

That Yeshua/Jesus Is God Incarnate

 

The Gentiles at the beginning of our Common Era worshiped not only everything under the sun, but even the sun itself.  Thus, in applying their pagan mindset and thinking to the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay, it was natural for them to interpret Yeshua as God Incarnate -- i.e., the latest incarnation of their traditional sun-god who was born on December 25th.    And the scriptures were edited wherever necessary to make them reflect this very widely embraced Mithraic doctrine (see http://TheTenWords.com ).   The Gentile Christian flaw which created the rift between the Ebionites ( http://Ebionite.com ) and the Roman Church, and the Spiritual Christians who were often referred to as Gnostics, is a lie that has not only caused the most spiritual of Jews to reject the teachings of Yeshua, but was the paramount reason why Islam eventually came into being.    Mahatma Gandhi who was a devout student of the New Testament, made the astute observation that if it weren't for the Christians, the whole world would believe in the teachings of Jesus and TheWay.    And thus, even today, it is the very Hand of God that inhibits the greater majority of people from becoming the disciples of Yeshua/Jesus and TheWay, because of the fatally flawed doctrinal foundation of the Church.

A Purely Spiritual Kingdom: When questioned by Pilate, Yeshua said that his Kingdom was not of this world: "Jesus answered, 'My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight... but now My kingdom is not from here'" (John 18:36 NKJ).   The reality of this inner Kingdom was further confirmed when Yeshua stated to the Pharisees: "Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:20-21 NKJ).   And that this was the original Ebionite teachings on the Kingdom is further documented by Edward Gibbon in the Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire where he writes: "Among the Christians who were brought before the tribunal of the emperor, or, as it seems more probable, before that of the procurator of Judaea, two persons are said to have appeared, distinguished by their extraction, which was more truly noble than that of the greatest monarchs. These were the grandsons of St. Jude the apostle, who himself was the brother of Jesus Christ.   Their natural pretensions to the throne of David might perhaps attract the respect of the people, and excite the jealousy of the governor; but the meanness of their garb, and the simplicity of their answers, soon convinced him that they were neither desirous nor capable of disturbing the peace of the Roman empire. They frankly confessed their royal origin, and their near relation to the Messiah; but they disclaimed any temporal views, and professed that his kingdom, which they devoutly expected, was purely of a spiritual and angelic nature."

The grandsons of Jude devoutly expected the Kingdom to come within them, because they understood how man must fulfill the Law within one's self -- thereby becoming the Living Temple of the Most High.   The Ebionite Nazirene Disciples of Yeshua understood the words: "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 NKJ).   A more revealing rendition of the above is found in the Gospel of the Nazirenes which reads:

"Whosoever therefore will break one of these commandments which He will give, and will teach men so, they will be called the least in the kingdom; but who so ever will do, and teach them, the same will be called great in the kingdom of heaven." 

"They who believe and obey will save their souls, and they who don't obey will lose them. For I say to you, That except your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.". 

Is the words "They who believe and obey will save their souls, and they who don't obey will lose them" really the words of Yeshua/Jesus?   Spoken to people who today call themselves Christians?   Are they any different that the words "But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46 NKJ).   And, if as Yeshua states, it is the Will of our Heavenly Father that each of us who are the prodigal sons and daughters imitate the pattern as set forth in the life of Yeshua when he fulfilled the Law within himself, then these words are true with respect to the lawless Christians who today preach the Christ of Constantine: "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'" (Matt 7:21-23 NKJ).  

On The Fulfillment Of The Law

Quoting The Christian Commentary Barns Notes

 

[Shall be called great] He that teaches that all the law of God is binding, and that the whole of it should be obeyed, without attempting to specify what is most important, shall be a teacher worthy of his office, and shall be called great. Hence, we learn:
1. that all the law of God is binding on Christians. Compare <James 2:10>.
2. that all the commands of God should be preached, in their proper place, by Christian ministers.
3. that they who pretend that there are any laws of God so small that they need not obey them, are unworthy of his kingdom. And,
4. that true piety has respect to all the commandments of God. Compare <Ps. 119:6>.
(Matthew 5:19 PP1 from Barnes' Notes)

 


Why would all the Law be binding upon all Christians?   Because it must be fulfilled in the manner expressed by both AskMoses.com (see http://TheThreeLies.com ), and the Gospel of the Nazirenes: Notice the very important words in the above linked 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 this 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). 

Why was the Law not done away with?   Because it must be fulfilled within each Disciple of TheWay.   And this is why Yeshua warned those who would call themselves his followers and believers: “And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matt 10:38-39 NKJ).   The requirement that has been set forth is that “ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy” (Lev 11:45 KJV).    In the words of Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa: “…it is imperative on all those who have an equally earnest desire for the Good as He has, to be followers by the path of an exact imitation of Him Who leads the way to salvation, and to carry into action what He has shown them. It is, in fact impossible for persons to reach the same goal unless they travel by the same ways”.   And this is why the requirement was set forth by Yeshua with respect to his disciples and followers:  “You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matt 5:48 RSV).   And when Paul condemned the ritual works of the Law of Moses, what he was saying was that the sacrifice of animals and outward ritual observances which were celebrated by Jews of a carnal mind, could not make a person a Living Temple, and could not open the inner door to the Kingdom.   And the faith that Paul preached, is not the static faith of Martin Luther -- but rather, the faith that because the Kingdom is within each of us, that if you live in accord with the teachings, mindset and lifestyle ordained by Yeshua, that the Kingdom will come within you.   And this is why Paul taught: "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV). To the degree that Paul warned: “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV)

Under the Roman Emperor Constantine, the most corrupted copies of the scriptures were further altered in order to conceal from the reader that Yeshua became the Messiah at his baptism (see The Ten Words).   The original teachings of Yeshua were faithfully preserved among the Ebionites who taught that Yeshua "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."  Hence, when those true seekers who are portrayed as Spiritual Israel and the Disciples and followers of TheWay "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs" (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34 - see http://Ebionite.com ).   And this is why Yeshua taught that he was our brother -- i.e., "Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'" (John 20:17 NIV) -- and that each of us not only have the same potential as he does, but that his disciples will do even greater works than he could do.  

With the re-writing of the scriptures by the Church of Constantine, the more important and spiritually essential teachings of Yeshua and TheWay became ever more obscured (see Bible Corruption).   If the above is true, and there is a portal or narrow gate to the Kingdom of God within each of us (see Gate Of Eden), then so to is the Logos spoken of in the Gospel of John.   And by fulfilling the Law within himself, Yeshua became the first of the Prodigal Sons to fulfill the journey of the soul from the Alpha to the Omega.   Thus, this Oneness of our Brother Yeshua with the indwelling Logos is seen in the declaration that Yeshua 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)  

Yeshua/Jesus was a man -- just like all men -- who overcame the Law within himself, and became One with the Inner Logos which the disciples called the True Prophet.   Where Yeshua became One with the indwelling Logos, the Gentiles recreated the personification of Yeshua, and cast him in the role AS The Logos -- therefore eliminating the most important aspects of the teachings of TheWay.   Instead of imitating Yeshua and accomplishing what he did within himself, the whole essence of his teachings was altered and corrupted by the worship of Jesus as God -- i.e., pure pagan idolatry which survives and is celebrated in most Christian Churches to this very day.   Yet, it is well documented that there is nothing in the scriptures that supports the doctrines of the Gentile Church.  Under the heading of A Trinity Statute, The Encyclopedia Britannica says: "Neither the word Trinity, nor the explicit doctrine as such, appears in the New Testament, nor did Jesus and his followers intend to contradict the Shema in the Old Testament: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord’ (Deut. 6:4). . . . The doctrine developed gradually over several centuries and through many controversies. . . . By the end of the 4th century . . . the doctrine of the Trinity took substantially the form it has maintained ever since" (1976, Micropedia, Vol. X, p. 126).  The New Catholic Encyclopedia states: "The formulation ‘one God in three Persons’ was not solidly established, certainly not fully assimilated into Christian life and its profession of faith, prior to the end of the 4th century. But it is precisely this formulation that has first claim to the title the Trinitarian dogma. Among the Apostolic Fathers, there had been nothing even remotely approaching such a mentality or perspective" (1967, Vol. XIV, p. 299).   In The Encyclopedia Americana we read: "Christianity derived from Judaism and Judaism was strictly Unitarian [believing that God is one person]. The road which led from Jerusalem to Nicea was scarcely a straight one. Fourth century Trinitarianism did not reflect accurately early Christian teaching regarding the nature of God; it was, on the contrary, a deviation from this teaching" (1956, Vol. XXVII, p. 294L).   According to the Nouveau Dictionnaire Universel, "The Platonic trinity, itself merely a rearrangement of older trinities dating back to earlier peoples, appears to be the rational philosophic trinity of attributes that gave birth to the three hypostases or divine persons taught by the Christian churches. . . . This Greek philosopher’s [Plato, fourth century B.C.E.] conception of the divine trinity . . . can be found in all the ancient [pagan] religions" (Paris, 1865-1870, edited by M. Lachâtre, Vol. 2, p. 1467).  In his Dictionary of the Bible, John L. McKenzie, S.J., writes that: "The trinity of persons within the unity of nature is defined in terms of ‘person’ and ‘nature’ which are G[ree]k philosophical terms; actually the terms do not appear in the Bible. The trinitarian definitions arose as the result of long controversies in which these terms and others such as ‘essence’ and ‘substance’ were erroneously applied to God by some theologians" (New York, 1965, p. 899).   The answer is clearly written in the very beginning of the Revelation where it is stated: "The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him..." (Rev 1:1 NIV).   Thus, throughout the New Testament we are presented with the continual theme that Yeshua/Jesus was Anointed by God -- Anointed being the meaning of the Hebrew word Messiah, and the Greek word Christ -- and that God gave Yeshua/Jesus a revelation to preach to mankind.  And the Divine Message to all of mankind is presented in the words of AskMoses.com: "...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."   (see http://TheThreeLies.com ).   In becoming the first of the prodigal sons to return to the Kingdom, he became Master of The Way, and God bestowed upon him the highest place of honor.

It is easily proven that prior to being corrupted by the Church of Rome, that the original words spoken to Yeshua at his baptism confirmed that he became the Messiah at that time -- i.e., “Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten Thee.”   (see http://TheTenWords.com ).   On that day Yeshua became the Son of God -- and according to the Ebionite Disciples who personally knew him, walked daily by his side, and lived with him, he accomplished this by fulfilling the Royal Law within himself -- i.e., .  Yeshua "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."  Hence, when those true seekers who are portrayed as Spiritual Israel and the Disciples and followers of TheWay "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs" (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34 - see http://Ebionite.com ).

By virtue of the fact that Yeshua was the first of the prodigal sons to fulfill the Royal Law within himself, Paul writes that he became the author of TheWay which must be embraced and followed by all of mankind.   And in fulfilling the requirement at Matt. 5:48 that each of us must become perfect, as our Heavenly Father is Perfect, Yeshua is portrayed as the High Priest for all of mankind -- i.e., “And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec” (Heb 5:9-10 KJV).   How could God, through his sufferings, become perfect?   How could God be called an high priest, after the manner of the high priests of the Jews?   How could God be compared to the historical figure of Melchisedec, who was said to be the king of Salem?

Taking a broader look at the quotation in the second chapter of Hebrews, Yeshua is not presented as God, but rather the brother of all of us: “In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering. Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers. He says, 'I will declare your name to my brothers; in the presence of the congregation I will sing your praises’” (NIV).   At Hebrews 6:19-20, Yeshua is presented to the reader as a forerunner -- a forerunner who became perfected, and this perfection has permitted him to enter behind the curtain of the inner shrine -- which inner shrine is the Kingdom within us that Jesus declared we can only enter with a total change of mind: “We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner shrine behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest for ever after the order of Melchiz'edek” (Heb 2:10-12 RSV).   God, as envisioned in accordance with the doctrine of the Trinity, can neither be a forerunner, because a forerunner is one who is the same who goes first -- ahead of the rest.   Neither could God ever be called a high priest.   What the Apostle Paul is speaking of with regard to Yeshua, is a perfected man -- because these words are terms that can only be used regarding a created being of the same substance as we are.

These verses which present Jesus as the forerunner who, through his struggles and sufferings became perfected -- and by virtue of his holiness, became the forerunner and pattern by which all men are to follow, was Ordained the first Son of God.   It must then be comprehended that these terms can only be understood when the correct words -- the words quoted by the disciple Peter as having been said to Jesus -- the words quoted by the Apostle Paul as having been said to Jesus -- the words which were predicted in the Book of Psalms -- the words which were confirmed throughout the writings of the first and second century Christian authors as having been said to Jesus at his baptism, are restored to their rightful place when the Spirit came upon Jesus as a dove, and the voice of the Heavenly Father said to Jesus at the baptism: “Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee”.   Open your copy of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible to Luke 3:22, and read the footnote in order to see what the correct words are in all the most ancient of manuscripts (see http://TheTenWords.com ).

What this means is that if Jesus is the pattern that all of us must follow, then relying upon faith apart from deeds and accomplishments -- or words of praise and adoration as one would appease a god, will be meaningless without picking up one's cross and bearing the burden of the Christ while one is still in the body in this present life.   What these words mean is that we must live our lives in a manner that would anticipate the Anointing (Christ) of the Light, and cause our Father-God to say these same exact words about us -- i.e., “Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 The profound long-suspected truth about Christianity became an indisputable fact when Dead Sea Scroll expert and biblical scholar A. Powell Davies expressed the immortal words when he said: “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” (quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls).  Worse yet, Edmund Wilson, an expert who worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls further raised the question as to what difference it makes if “Jesus... had been trained in the discipline and imbued with the thought of a certain Jewish sect, and that he had learned from it the role that he afterwards lived...” (The Scrolls From The Dead Sea).  To the uninformed and unknowing believer, it made all the difference in the world!   And when Prof. John Allegro was quoted as saying that what has been revealed in the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls is a great amount of overwhelming evidence that “...may upset a great many basic teachings of the Christian Church.   This in turn would greatly upset many Christian Theologians and believers.   The heart of the matter is, in fact, the source and originality of Christian doctrine” (August 1966 issue of Harpers Magazine); what he was in fact stating is that, everything that we now know about Christian beginnings demonstrate that the Essene/Ebionites were not the heretics, as they were falsely portrayed by the later Gentile church, but were in fact the body of genuine believers that held fast to the authentic teachings of Yeshua/Jesus and the New Covenant. 

In one of the latest assaults upon the Church with the sword of historical facts (The Jesus Papers : Exposing the Greatest Cover-Up in History), author Michael Baigent poses the question: "What if everything you think you know about Jesus is wrong?"    And the basis of his book is in the description: "As a religious historian and a leading expert in the field of arcane knowledge, Baigent has unequaled access to hidden archives, secret societies, Masonic records, and the private collections of antiquities traders and their moneyed clients."    But perhaps even more revealing is presented in one of the author's previous books entitled The Dead Sea Scroll Deception, where a Publishers Review states of the book: "For the lay reader, this crystalline, well-documented work offers substantive evidence that for more than 40 years a small coterie of Catholic scholars established a stranglehold on access to the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were discovered in the Qumran caves east of Jerusalem in 1947. Baigent and Leigh ( Holy Blood, Holy Grail ) claim that the elite group had direct links to official Vatican propaganda offices, that at least two among them were outspoken anti-Semites, and that they suppressed material that connects early Christianity to the Qumran community as well as to the zealous defenders of the fortress of Masada. Drawing on the findings of independent Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Robert Eisenman of California State University, the authors advance startling theories that should change the way we view ancient Judaism and nascent Christianity. They argue that the Essenes, Zealots and Nazorenes or early Christians in first-century Palestine weren't different Jewish sects but were, rather, various sobriquets for members of a broad messianic nationalistic movement dedicated to upholding the Law of Moses and determined to violently overthrow the Roman occupiers. The authors also amass evidence that the Habakkuk Commentary and other Dead Sea Scrolls refer to the same events as those recounted in Acts, in Josephus and in the works of early Christian historians; that Paul was sent forth by the hierarchy in Jerusalem for the express purpose of recruiting an army, and by preaching a new religion, he was depoliticizing and emasculating the militant movement; and that Paul might have been a Roman agent or informer. Baigent and Leigh demonstrate the perfidies of clandestine, cliquish scholarship that isn't accountable to the public and make urgent the forthwith publication and translation of all Scrolls material."

As demonstrated on the main Ebionite web site ( http://Ebionite.com ), the present-day doctrines of the Church have very little in common with the original teachings of Yeshua and TheWay.   Why?   Because they are primarily the concepts of Mithraicism with Jesus installed as the latest incarnation of the pagan sun-god of Constantine (see The Christian Judas).    And the facts are beginning to envelop the Church because it falsely believed it could simply ignore one of the first voices of reason -- that of Dead Sea Scroll expert John Allegro, who was at that time a Professor at Manchester University -- who worked extensively on the scrolls, where he was quoted in the August 1966 issue of Harpers Magazine as stating: “The very scholars who should be most capable of working on the documents and interpreting them have displayed a not altogether surprising, but nonetheless curious, reluctance to go to the heart of their matter.   The scholars appear to have held back from making discoveries which, there is evidence to believe, 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”.  

As the Church predicatively attempted to ignore the facts, many other scholars and historians have begun to sound the warning of fraud -- as seen in the review of the book, The Dead Sea Scroll Deception, by the Library Journal: "This emotional account of the events surrounding the discovery and translation of the scrolls attempts to uncover the theological and political efforts by individuals, governments, and religious institutions to keep controversial documents unpublished, ostensibly to preserve orthodox intepretations. The English authors, Baigent and Leigh, base their study on the work of Robert Eisenmen and other religious scholars who maintain that a conspiracy of consensus led to stagnant reinterpretation of old doctrine, rather than true research which would contest preconceived notions with newly discovered evidence. New theories by Eisenmen and others, which challenge the roots of Christianity as well as New Testament doctrine and history, are discussed. Standard works such as John M. Allegro's The Dead Sea Scrolls & the Christian Myth ( LJ 6/1/84), Roland De Vaux's Discoveries in the Judean Desert (Oxford Univ. Pr., 1977), and Geza Vermes's The Dead Sea Scrolls in English (Viking, 1988. rev. ed.), and many others are preferable to this acrid introductory "expose."-- Paula I. Nielson, Loyola Marymount Univ. Lib., Los Angeles"

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Divine Manna Of The Kingdom And The Gospel Of Thomas: The 114 sayings of the Gospel of Thomas is the Key to entering the Kingdom Within. To know their meaning, you must first explore and Know Thyself.   Thus, the sayings are themselves a catalyst for spiritual transformation.   One of the most important statements within the sayings is that "But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty... Whoever finds himself is superior to the world".   And the finding of self is the primary objective of all scriptures.   And when we add to this the statement from the Gospel of Philip that "Those who say that first they shall die and (then) they shall arise are confused. If they do not first receive the resurrection (while) they live,ą they will not receive anything (when) they die" -- we can begin to understand that the doctrines of the simple faith that Paul called the "milk" of the Gospel of Christ, is truly elementary and only the beginning of entry-level teachings of TheWay.   Which means that one of the primary objectives of Jesus' teachings is to become a Disciple of TheWay, and bring about that condition within one's own body-mind Temple, where one can be with the Lord "in the House", and receive the Mysteries of God from the One Teacher of Light.   To accomplish this, you must learn to turn the Key of Knowledge -- i.e., the scriptures -- within yourself.   The True Meaning of not only the Gospel of Thomas, but also of all genuine scriptures, can only be revealed to those who gain the experiential knowledge through direct revelation of the One Teacher within.   Thus, the words: "These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.  And he said, Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death. Jesus said, Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All."  
 

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

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

 
 
 

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

 
 

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

The Gnostic Way is to manifest the Divine Pattern in the Life of the person in every action, word and desire we express, so as to overcome the divisions that exist in the consciousness of the physical reflections of man.  In order to accomplish this we must come to see life from a higher perspective that overcomes the apparent paradoxes of the lower perspectives.  
 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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