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To Possess The Key of Knowledge

Is To Possess The Means To Enter The Kingdom 

To Be Taught Directly By God

Covenant Lost!

The Church Threw Away The Key Of Knowledge

Blinded Their Eyes - Hardened Their Hearts 

And Made Themselves Latter Day Pharisees 

http://KeyOfKnowledge.org

"My People Are Destroyed For Lack Of Knowledge

Because You Have Rejected Knowledge, I Reject You..."

(Hosea 4:6)

Spiritual Knowledge Is The Fruit Of The Tree Of Life

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 22:1

Jesus Said To The Jews 

“Woe to you lawyers!

For you have taken away the key of knowledge; 

you did not enter in yourselves, 

and those who were entering in you hindered”  

(Luke 11:52 NAS)

 

Without the Key of Knowledge, 

Christians can't enter the Inner Kingdom!

Ten Questions Every Believer Must Ask?

What is the Key of Knowledge?

How could Yeshua/Jesus say that the Key of Knowledge was possessed by the Pharisees?

How did the Pharisees take away the Key of Knowledge?   

What did the Pharisees not enter in themselves?

How did the Pharisees hinder those who were attempting to enter in?

Since the Pharisees did not possess Yeshua, what was it that they did possess?

Did the disciples of Yeshua possess the Key of Knowledge?

Did the early Christian Church possess the Key of Knowledge?

Do Christians today possess the Key of Knowledge?

 

 

 

Among The Earliest Of Church Fathers

Origen, Who Was Condemned By The Emperor Justinian

Possessed The Key of Knowledge

Origen writes: But lest this difficulty perhaps should be supposed to exist only in the language of the prophets, seeing the prophetic style is allowed by all to abound in figures and enigmas, what do we find when we come to the Gospels? Is there not hidden there also an inner, namely a divine sense, which is revealed by that grace alone which he had received who said, ‘But we have the mind of Christ, that we might know the things freely given to us by God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Spirit teacheth?’ And if one now were to read the revelations which were made to John, how amazed would he not be that there should be contained within them so great an amount of hidden, ineffable mysteries, in which it is clearly understood, even by those who cannot comprehend what is concealed, that something certainly is concealed. And yet are not the Epistles of the Apostles, which seem to some to be plainer, filled with meanings so profound, that by means of them, as by some small receptacle, the clearness of incalculable light appears to be poured into those who are capable of understanding the meaning of divine wisdom? And therefore, because this is the case, and because there are many who go wrong in this life, I do not consider that it is easy to pronounce, without danger, that any one knows or understands those things, which, in order to be opened up, need the key of knowledge; which key, the Savior declared, lay with those who were skilled in the law”.

When The Christians Murdered The Ebionite Nazirenes

They Killed Those Who Possessed The Inner Spiritual Knowledge Of the Law

And They Threw Away The Key Of Knowledge

 

There are two ways,

one of life and one of death,

but a great difference between the two ways

 

 

 

  The First Fatal Mistake - Before Logos And The Source Of The Gospel: Jesus taught that there is One Teacher that all sincere believers must seek out and learn from.  The word prologue literally means: Before Logos -- and when properly understood, Christians are being denied access to the (Indwelling) Logos because the Pagan Church of 4th Century Rome threw away the Key of Knowledge -- resulting in the total alienation of the community of believers from the path they must travail in TheWay, to enter the Presence of the Logos/Son of God -- enabling them to learn all Truths directly from the Source.   When biblical scholar and Dead Sea Scroll expert A. Powell Davies attempted to warn the Christian world that “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” -- and another scholar expert Prof. John Allegro stated that the Dead Sea Scrolls provide 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” -- what the biblical scholars confirmed is the fact that the dogmatic doctrines of the Church has virtually nothing in common with the core teachings and objectives of the Original Gospel Message of the Good News!   But in view of the fact that the original followers of Jesus were all hunted down as heretics because they refused to accept the religion of the emperor, it should come as no surprise that modern Christianity has virtually nothing in common with both the pre-Nicene Church, or the original teachings of TheWay.  

   The Second Fatal Mistake - The Higher Reality Of The Soul And Kingdom Incomprehensible To Christians Of The Simple Faith: Can you just read the Bible and discern the truth?  After Paul had personally taught the congregation of Christians at Corinth, he warned them that all he could give and teach them -- and all that they could receive and comprehend -- was the elementary Gospel teachings -- designed as a starting point for entry-level faith-based believers -- that were allegorically presented in what appeared to be an historical account of Jesus and him crucified.  Paul portrayed these entry-level doctrines as the traditions of "Jesus and the crucifixion".   This fact is explored and proven in the subheading entitled Mystery Of The Gospel.   Even after personally teaching this Christian Congregation, Paul warns them that the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom is so incomprehensible to man in his "natural" organic condition of mind, that they would condemn and reject the spiritual meaning of the Gospel as utter "foolishness"!!!   Thus, Paul stated to the baptized believers who he himself had instructed: "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ).   And that one of the primary objectives of the Gospel was to enable the Christian to overcome the limitations of their carnal mindset and nature -- enabling them to expand and evolve the mind and the transformation of their physical being into a state of spiritual maturity -- with the objective of the Gospel message as demonstrated in the commandment of Paul: "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature..." (Col 3:5 NIV) -- "Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires" (Gal 5:24 NIV).

To even imagine that the modern Christian whose doctrines of belief is based upon what the Biblical scholar points out is the gravely flawed "..source and originality of Christian doctrine” that came into being in the fourth century --  and that the modern believer whose thinking has been imbued with this fourth century pagan dogma can merely open the Bible to confirm their beliefs -- and ignore the warning of Paul and the biblical authors that even those Christians who the Apostles personally taught and were of a more pure understanding could not comprehend the true meaning and the  Mystery Of The Gospel, are a people asking to be deceived.    

  The Third Fatal Mistake - Not Proving The Truth -- i.e., Can these assertions be proven using the scriptures?   Most definitely!!!   And one of the prime examples of the fact that modern Church dogmatic doctrine has absolutely nothing in common with the original teachings and objectives of the Gospel, is seen in the statement of Jesus condemning the Pharisees for throwing away the Key of Knowledge.   And exactly what was it that Jesus said?   "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52 NLT).   Thus, the purpose and objectives of the Gospel is to prepare the seeker/disciple to imitate Messiah/Christ and travail in TheWay, and enable the True Christian to "...enter the Kingdom" and be taught directly from the True Prophet/Logos/Son of God.

While the Christians, like the Jews before them who threw away the Key of Knowledge, look for the Kingdom to come outwardly upon the earth, the Gospel itself states that the Kingdom will never come upon the earth, because it is within you -- and it is therein that you must seek it: "And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God comes not with observation: Neither shall they say, See here! or, see there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:20-21).   If the words of Jesus are true -- and the Kingdom is within you -- then the question that Christians should be asking, is how must the Kingdom be entered?   The answer is the proper application of the Key of Knowledge by turning the scriptures within your own mind and being -- i.e., "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52).  Thus, in understanding these words spoken to the Pharisees, the questions must be asked: How did the Pharisees and Jewish authorities "...hide the key to knowledge from the people"?   Why did Jesus condemn the leaders of the Jews for failing to enter the Kingdom themselves? -- i.e., "...You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves"!   And how did the religious leaders of the Jews "...prevent others from entering?"   That the primary objective of the Gospel is to prepare and enable the seeker/disciple to enter the Kingdom, is further demonstrated in Jesus' condemnation of the blind religious leaders as seen in the words: "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to" (Matt 23:13 NIV).  Which means that the Kingdom of God is not something that will come if we wait for it -- but rather, it is a reality which man must seek and find -- within himself.

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

Taking the above one step further, I fully realize that many Bible translations simply refuse to interpret Luke 17:21 correctly.   In analysis of this great biblical controversy, Robertson’s Word Pictures of the New Testament writes: “What Jesus says to the Pharisees is that they, as others, are to look for the kingdom of God within themselves, not in outward displays and supernatural manifestations. It is not a localized display ‘Here’ or ‘There.’ It is in this sense that in Luke 11:20 Jesus spoke of the kingdom of God as ‘come upon you,’ speaking to Pharisees”.   The article then goes on to add that the only other instance of the Greek word “entos” being used in the New Testament, is at Matthew 23:26, where the Pharisees are told to clean “the inside of the cup”.   Moreover, the Wescott and Hort Greek text, as well as most other authorities, render the translation of this word: “inside of you is”.   Which means that the original teachings of TheWay was a system whereby the seeker/disciple takes the yoke of Messiah/Christ upon themselves -- picking up their own cross and travailing in TheWay -- which enables the disciple to enter through the "narrow gate" and dwell in the Kingdom, while still physically alive in the body -- overcoming the division of heaven and earth within the person -- i.e., the Lord commanded his followers to "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Matt 7:13-14 NIV).    Because the Church threw away the Key of Knowledge, and adopted pagan dogmatic doctrines of belief, the Christian world sits idly complacent on the side of the "broad-way  ...that leads to destruction" -- giving lip service and worshiping their brother, that they must themselves imitate, in order to enter into Life.    And it was for this reason that the Adam Clark Commentary stated that if the original Gospel portrayal of the historical man Jesus was correct, that "...the whole Christian system is vain and baseless"!!! (see The Ten Words).   

  The Fourth Fatal Mistake - Sincerity Of Blind Faith/Belief Is Not Enough: While there are sincere and dedicated Christians who strive daily to serve the Lord.  Very often they are the most giving and kindest people you will encounter -- often doing good for the sake of doing good.   Yet, the problem is seen in the fact that sincerity alone cannot fulfill the objective stated by the Apostle Paul that each Christian should move on towards spiritual maturity.   Why?   Because they have been severely hindered by the dogmatic opium of Roman Emperors that has undermined the Gospel Message with the suppression of important teachings, and the corruption of the scriptures (see BibleCorruption.com ).  But this was foreseen by the Apostle Paul when he wrote that there would come a day in the near future where the Church which portrays itself as Christian will worship the AntiChrist in place of God (see The Church Of The AntiChrist).  As stated by John Wesley, Paul was portraying "...that fatal period when the Emperor Constantine called himself a Christian; From this time onward - the Christians had no more of the Spirit of Christ than the heathens...." (Wesley's Works, vol 7, Sermon 89, pp. 26-27).  

From an historical perspective, the perfect example of the clergy of the third century is that of Paul Of Samosata (see Typical Orthodox Clergy), where Edward Gibbon writes in his The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire that Paul "...may serve to illustrate the condition and character of the times ...Paul considered the service of the church as a very lucrative profession ...Against those who resisted his power, or refused to flatter his vanity, the prelate of Antioch was arrogant, rigid, and inexorable; but he relaxed the discipline, and lavished the treasures of the church on his dependent clergy, who were permitted to imitate their master in the gratification of every sensual appetite. For Paul indulged himself very freely in the pleasures of the table, and he had received into the Episcopal palace two young and beautiful women, as the constant companions of his leisure moments".   Thus, Paul of Samosata who Gibbon states is merely an example of the clergy who portrayed themselves as Orthodox, corrupted the teachings and the very spiritual objectives of the Gospel -- i.e., "...Laymen were told by the priests that only the priests really knew what was necessary for salvation and that laymen must accept the "mysteries" on faith and on the priests' authority. This kept the laity baffled by the nonsensical "mysteries", confused, and dependent on the priests for information about the requirements for salvation."

While non-Roman Catholics will respond to the above by countering that they have rejected the dogma of the priests, and they derive their beliefs directly from the New Testament Gospels.   Yet, when the Church of Constantine endeavored to make the teachings of the Gospels in sync with fourth century Roman Pagan thought and culture, to ignore the facts with respect to the manner in which the corrupters of the Word recreated the message of the scriptures in order to make it compatible to church doctrine, is to make oneself disingenuous to the very Son of God to whom we proclaim to be faithful to.  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.

When did the corruption of the scriptures begin?   There is strong evidence which confirms the charge that the Gospels were corrupted as soon as they were given into the hands of many of the Gentile Churches.   Something which no sincere believer today should take lightly is the charge against Christians by Celsus, the second century Epicurean philosopher, who alleged that: "Certain Christians, like men who are overcome by the fumes of wine and care not in the least what they say, alter the original text of the Gospels so that they admit of various and almost indefinite readings. And this, I suppose, they have done out of worldly policy, so that when we press an argument home, they might have the more scope for their pitiful evasions".   Celsus concludes that because of the wholesale rewriting and corruption of the text of the scriptures, that this fraud has made all of Christianity a bogus lie: "It is clear to me that the writings of the Christians are a lie, and that your fables are not well-enough constructed to conceal this monstrous fiction: I have even heard that some of your interpreters, as if they had just come out of a tavern, are onto the inconsistencies and, pen in hand, alter the originals writings, three, four and several more times over in order to be able to deny the contradictions in the face of criticism." (R.J.Hoffmann's Celsus: On The True Doctrine, Oxford University Press, 1987).   

What teachings were removed from the Gospels?   From a spiritual perspective, the most important.    Moreover, when that segment of the Church which portrayed itself as Orthodox entered into a covenant with the Emperor Constantine, they used the most corrupted versions of the New Testament as a starting point, and then further corrupted the text in order to make it support the tenets of Pagan Rome.    But herein lies the problem: If the Gospels were corrupted -- with many of the most important spiritual teachings edited or removed in order to make them support the tenets of Pagan Rome -- then how can the modern Christian even begin to know the Truth?   The answer is found in the words:  “Then many of the Jewish leaders who heard him say these things began believing him to be the Messiah. Jesus said to them, 'You are truly my disciples if you live as I tell you to, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free’” (John 8:30-32 TLB).    And if we augment this statement with the text of the that translation known as The Message, we can begin to understand the solution to the dilemma -- i.e., "If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure.  Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you."   The key message is in the words that the seeker must "live out what [Jesus taught] ...then you will experience for yourselves the truth".   And in this respect, the Law is that you can never possess any greater Truth than you are willing to live and manifest in your daily life.   So while it is true that the Gospel was corrupted in order to make it support the dogma of the Emperor Constantine and Pagan Rome, it is also true that with the restoral of the suppressed teachings and a desire on the part of Christians to "live out what [Jesus taught] , there is the promise of the Gospel that "...you will experience for yourselves the truth".
With the corrupting of the biblical texts and the hunting down of the Spiritual Christians as heretics because they refused to adhere to the dogma of Pagan Rome, the 4th century Church of Constantine put to death the Spirit of the Church (see The Corruption Of The Church).   Yet, it's Spiritual Castration which totally alienated all generations of future Christian believers from comprehending even what was left of a corrupted and spiritually sanitized New Testament (see Bible Corruption), was implemented in the 6th century.   As an example of how the Christian world was literally forced to adhere to the dogma of the emperors, when the doctrine of the pre-existent soul was outlawed by the Emperor Justinian, the Britannica confirms that the emperor then forced his will upon the Church when he "...banished the pope to Egypt , and afterwards to an island, until he accepted the Council, which he ultimately did" (see http://Ebionite.com/reincarnation.htm ).    After relenting to the will of the emperor, and finely accepting the decree of the emperor after seven months of imprisonment, it is reported that the pope met with an untimely death before he could even return to the Vatican.  

The True Reality Of The Scriptures: While the scriptures when used for their intended purpose as the Key of Knowledge -- and this is especially true of the Gospels -- are the most important writings available to mankind in his quest for Knowledge and the Ultimate Answers to all of Life -- the fact that manmade pagan dogma was forced on the Church by the sword of Roman Emperors, and in its present spiritually defiled condition has rendered the Church spiritually impotent -- is the purpose of this writing is to bring about the goal of restoring the Gospel teachings of Jesus and TheWay to their former place of Anointed Honor.   The Didache states: There are two ways, one of life and one of death -- the way of this world leads the person down the "broad-way of self-destruction" -- as does also manmade dogma -- but, when the scriptures are used in accord with their original intention and objectives as the Key of Knowledge, they are able to open the inner "narrow strait gate" that provides entrance for the prodigal son and daughter to return to the Kingdom.   What can be called The Ten Minute Test conclusively demonstrates that the whole of modern Church dogma is condemned and rejected in the Bible as Spiritual Apostasy!!!   What is known as The Ten Words demonstrates conclusively that the original Ebionite Nazirene Disciples of Jesus were correct -- that the Gospel was edited by the later Church of Rome to support the dogma that Jesus was the rebirth of the Mithraic sun-god -- and that the Original Gospel confirms that Jesus was a true holy man who became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) at his baptism in the Jordan when the Father said the words: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee" (see The Ten Words ).    And that the Christian world has been cast into a Spiritual Disapora, because they have thrown way the Key of Knowledge in the manner of the Pharisees before them, they have adopted Roman Pagan dogma -- and even though their primary doctrines of belief are openly condemned as spiritual apostasy in the very New Testament scriptures they use (see The Ten Minute Test ), in their spiritual complacency they make no effort to pick up their own cross and travail in TheWay as Jesus commanded, and prove the Truth within them by using the Key of Knowledge to gain entrance to the inner Kingdom!!! 

 

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Unlocking The Scriptures

The Key Of Knowledge

"How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law!

For you hide the key to knowledge from the people.

You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves,

and you prevent others from entering."

(Luke 11:52 NLT)

The Question: The Jewish Scribes and lawyers had a perfect theological knowledge of the Old Testament but Jesus said, “Woe unto you, for ye have taken away the key of knowledge!”  The idea that Jesus condemned the Scribes and Pharisees because they did not believe in him in the manner proclaimed by modern Christians, has absolutely no basis in biblical fact.   When it is realized that the original Gospel accounts portrayed Jesus as a man who fulfilled the Law within himself to become the Anointed (see TheTenWords.com ) -- and that the Virgin Birth account which was a later addition, is purely allegorical, and was not part of the original Gospels (see Virgin Birth) -- then a totally different Gospel objective begins to emerge.   And in not understanding the original objectives that very quickly became altered and corrupted, the Christian world has itself thrown away the Key of Knowledge.

The Answer: What is ignored by the Christian world is the reality that Jesus condemned the leaders of the Jews because they had thrown away the Key of Knowledge -- and by so doing, had inhibited the people from fulfilling the objective of the scriptures which was to enter into the True Spiritual Promised Land which Jesus portrayed as the Kingdom -- a Kingdom that Jesus stated was within each person.   When Jesus said that the blind guides should first remove the beam from their own eyes, before they attempt to remove the splinters from the eyes of their brothers and sisters, he was making reference to their own inherent organic blindness caused by their failure to properly utilize the scriptures in conjunction with the proper use of the Key of Knowledge.  

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

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

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

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

 

Unlocking The Scriptures Using The Key Of Knowledge

Using The Key Of Knowledge

The Language Of The Soul - Why Is It Important To Understand the Inner Spiritual Meaning Of The Scriptures?

The Allegorical Meaning Of The Scriptures

The Spiritual Diaspora - Rejection of Human Opinion

Inconsistencies Intentionally Written Into Text Of The Scriptures

Religious And Intellectual Folly On The Part of Religious Leaders

Is The Gospel Copied From Other Religious Sources?

The Necessity Of The Allegorical Miracles

Foundational Paradigm - The Dungeon Of Linear Pseudo-Intellectualism

The Laws - The Etheric Field - Reverse Darwinism

The Key Of Knowledge And The Cosmology Of Mind

Marriage - The Warning Of The Apostle - The Key Of Knowledge

The Heightening And Expansion Of Mind

Intuitive Vs Linear Mind

Spiritual (Intuitive) Development

The Design And Spiritual Objectives Of The Scriptures

The Biblical Code

Religion As A System Of Education And Enlightenment

Condition Of Mind - The Primary Spiritual Learning And Developmental Factor

The Perfect Seed

In The House - Taught In Parables - The Key Of Knowledge And The Inner Kingdom

The Nature And Reality Of Parables

Learning From The One Teacher - Son of God - True Prophet

The Gospel Of John And The Key Of Knowledge

The Christian Censorship Of God

Christians As Blind Guides

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  Using The Key Of Knowledge: What is perfectly clear from the statement that Jesus made to the Pharisees is this:   That while they (the Pharisees) were in possession of what Jesus portrayed as the Key of Knowledge, their heresy was seen in the fact that they failed to properly utilize what Jesus portrayed as the Key for its intended purpose -- which was to reveal the true spiritual meaning of the scriptures, which then enabled the seeker/disciple the ability to unlock the (inner) door (narrow strait gate), and enter into the Kingdom that Jesus declared was within each person.    But the problem was seen in the fact that the Jews -- like the modern Christians -- ignored Jesus' statement ( http://GateOfEden.com ) that the Kingdom would never come upon the earth in the manner that carnal men look for it -- because the Kingdom was within them (Luke 17:20-21).   Jesus portrayed the leaders of the Jews as blind guides who hindered the people's entrance into the Kingdom -- because the leaders among the Jews interpreted the scriptures outwardly in ritual and tradition -- promoting the scriptures as historical accounts, versus spiritual accounts.    And that they failed to turn the scriptures within self -- properly utilizing the Key of Knowledge to unlock the door to the Kingdom Within -- is in fact why Jesus condemned the Pharisees for cleansing the outside of the cup, while ignoring the inside.   That the scriptures must be turned within, is the reason why Jesus condemned the whole system of animal sacrifice in a temple made with the hands of men ("...the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands" - Acts 7:48) -- "Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?" (1 Cor 3:16 NKJV).   And this is demonstrated in the AskMoses.com account of the Final Temple -- i.e., (quoting) "With the destruction, G-d destroyed the physical Temple and made it a spiritual place... We cannot find G-d in Jerusalem; we must find Him in us.   With the destruction, G-d destroyed the physical Temple and made it a spiritual place.  He took that window and placed it within us. Instead of traveling to Jerusalem, G-d wanted us to find Him in our inner Jerusalem. Now, our bodies are our Temples, our souls are our windows, our minds are our Kohanim and our animal instincts are our sacrifices. We cannot offer physical sacrifices three times a day, but we can pray three times a day. We cannot attend Temple services three times a day, but we can tap into our souls three times a day. We cannot atone for our shortcomings by sacrificing animals, but we can sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions. We cannot find G-d in Jerusalem; we must find Him in us"  And thus, when the scriptures are properly understood in their spiritual meaning, they are an allegorical presentation that contains within the body of the text the esoteric knowledge that is necessary to build the Final Living Temple within one's self -- in order to fulfill the Gospel objectives, and permit the prodigal son to return to the Edenic Kingdom from which he originally emerged.    The scriptures declare that the Lord is at the Door -- and this Door to the Kingdom is within, and can only be opened when you utilize the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge.   But this requirement can only be achieved by becoming the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed -- bringing forth the necessary spiritual fruit that enables the seeker to pick up their own cross, and travail in TheWay -- achieving the next stage of birth in the Kingdom.    

Spiritual Jews such as the Essenes knew all along that the whole of the written text of the scriptures was allegorical -- i.e., “Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?” And then Paul goes on to explain to those who want to attempt to read the written word of the scriptures literally, as if they were an historical account: “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).   And that the account of Abraham is an allegory that preserved and conceals a deeper spiritual truth that is not apparent to those who see only the letter of the written word, means that everything contained in the scriptures is also allegorical.   And those who see only what Paul portrayed as the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6) and "Jewish fables" (Titus 1:14), remain deceived and spiritually disenfranchised in their carnal interpretations of the scriptures.    That the scriptures had to be turned within one's own body and mind, as the seeker/disciple strives to open the inner "narrow gate" that provides entrance to the Kingdom -- i.e., "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it" (Matt 7:13-14 NKJ).  While the reasons why the scriptures were, and are written in this allegorical manner is explored in the article An Inconvenient Truth.    The fact that even those Christians who Paul personally taught, were incapable of understanding the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom (see Mysteries Of The Gospel), meant that it was impossible to compose a writing where the higher spiritual truths were presented literally, so they could be read and understood by man in his organic condition of mine.   

  Why Is It Important To Understand The Inner Meaning Of The Scriptures?  In the parable of the Wedding Feast and TheCall (see TheCall), those who failed to put on the required "wedding garment" of purity, were cast out into the "outer darkness".    In many respects, this blindness and condition of mind which Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness", can be compared to the illusions of Plato's Cave (see Analogy Of The Cave) -- and as those who have themselves walked the spiritual path of TheWay have learned, the reality of this world can be portrayed as the Womb of Mother-Earth.   But what does this mean?   In the same way that the physical womb of your mother was a place where the male and female essence could be joined together as ONE into an embryo -- and this physical womb then supplied the necessary environment and nutrients to form and grow the embryonic-self into a fetus and baby -- a mental womb supplies the necessary environment and nutrients for the mental-self to develop in accord with the same pattern.   That man and woman exist on a higher level than their original sperm and ovum, does not negate the Pattern of the Laws that bring about the next stage of birth at the level of MIND.      

As modern science has already proven, what man sees as concrete matter, is in reality aspects of mind impressed into allegorical forms and symbols of nature that reveal to the seeker/disciple the Forces and Laws operating within their own mind and being (see The Allusion Of The Forms Of Matter).   And of an even greater importance is the reality that the Code that is necessary to use, is found imbedded in the inner meaning of the scriptures -- a Code that was implanted in what appears on the surface to be historical narratives -- or, in the case of what is often called Gnostic scriptures, the allegorical portrayal of the cosmic forces of the universe.   And the application of this Code that enables the seeker/disciple to overcome and prevail over the Forces and Laws that are operating within their own mind and being, was called by Jesus the Key of Knowledge.    And what this means is that the scriptures are not at all what they appear to be on the surface (see An Inconvenient Truth) -- but rather, the scriptures are as a primer and text book that the seeker/disciple of TheWay uses to overcome the "outer darkness" of mind and being -- escape the world of Illusions as portrayed in Plato's Cave -- which enables the person to bring about the next stage of birth and be reunited with their true self (soul-self) in what Jesus portrayed as the Kingdom within.  

Why can it be said that all of mankind dwell in a state of dark ignorance, under the power of the consciousness (god) of this world (Outer Darkness/Cave of Illusions), because all that a person sees and perceives with their organic senses and physical mind as they look out into nature and the cosmos, is a world of allegorical allusions that they fail to understand the meaning of.   To the degree that the Apostle Peter stated to his disciple Clement with respect to learning directly from what the first followers of Jesus portrayed as the True Prophet: Hence, O beloved Clement, if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth. For if any one else knows anything, he has received it from Him or from His disciples” (see True Prophet).     And that man in his organic state of mind is incapable of understanding the true meaning and reality of the symbols of both this world and the text-book of symbolism which man calls the scriptures, is demonstrated in the words of Peter when he warns that "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without" (see The Spiritual Disenfranchisement Of The Mind).     And what this statement warns is that because the people of this world rely upon their natural organic senses and mind to assess what they think they see -- failing to distinguish and understand that they dwell in a world of allegorical symbolism and forms that are an allusion/illusion -- that all those who base their conclusions and assumptions on human (organic) perception and reasoning, will remain dwelling under the cloak of ignorance in the "outer darkness" within the Cave of Illusions.   And this is why Jesus taught his disciples to seek out and learn only from the One Teacher who is the True Prophet, who is the Only Source of Knowledge.  

Why Can't We Just Read And Understand The Scriptures?  If Peter's foregoing words are true that the human/historical/literal sense of the scriptures is always in error -- and the true meaning of the scriptures can only be revealed by using the Key of Knowledge to connect to the One Teacher and True Prophet -- then everything that both believers and non-believers think they know about the message and meaning of the scriptures, is little more than manmade dogmatic error.    Therefore, with respect to the proper use of the Key of Knowledge and the reality of the One Teacher and True Prophet within one's own mind and being, the Church Father Origen wrote in De Principiis where he writes: “But all the narrative portion, relating either to the marriages, or to the begetting of the children, or to battles of different kinds, or to any other histories whatever, what else can they be supposed to be, save the forms and figures of hidden and sacred things? As men, however, make little effort to exercise their intellect, or imagine that they possess knowledge before they really learn, the consequence is that they never begin to have knowledge; or if there be no want of a desire, at least, nor of an instructor, and if divine knowledge be sought after, as it ought to be, in a religious and Holy Spirit, and in the hope that many points will be opened up by the revelation of God -- since to human sense they are exceedingly difficult and obscure -- then, perhaps, he who seeks in such a manner will find what it is lawful to discover”.

What does this mean?   If it is our desire to possess what we can call genuine knowledge -- i.e., to begin to perceive the Mysteries of God which the Apostle said was beyond the natural perception of man -- and we want to know anything of any real value with respect to who we are, and what is our true relationship to both Jesus and our Creator God that Jesus taught was our Father -- then it is absolutely necessary and of the highest importance that we contemplate what we see in the above words by the Church Father Origen.  The first statement that is in total conflict with the quasi-Darwinist mindset with which we were imbued with since childhood from our modern-day culture, is the words that few men even “…imagine that they possess knowledge before they really learn”. When it is realized that the whole of our culture, our systems of education and religion, are all based upon the paradigm of the child's mind being empty and in need of being taught, then it must be recognized that the whole of our culture is a spiritual detriment to all of mankind!!!    Thus, we must pose the question: How is it that we could possess knowledge before we even begin to learn? Moreover, how can it be said that because we fail to recognize this fact, that “…the consequence is that they never begin to have knowledge”?

What is clear is that the foundational paradigm of thinking and life of Origen and the Apostles was representative of a totally different perception than we have today.   And in recognizing this fact, we must then pose the question: Does the scriptures which are written in the manner that they are -- from a totally different foundational paradigm of thinking and life -- have any relevance to modern man who has been programmed to think from a totally opposite perspective?   Sadly, the answer is no -- and this fact is thoroughly explored in the article An Inconvenient Truth.    And because we think and understand life from a reverse perspective than that of the biblical authors, we must recognize why Origen stated that: “…men, however, make little effort to exercise their intellect”?   Don't we exercise our intellect?   How can Origen even make such a statement?    The answer is that we not only think in reverse of the biblical authors -- but our reverse thinking process has bound and shackled us to the limitations of our physical body-consciousness which is incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the soul and what Paul portrayed as the Mysteries of the Kingdom (see Gospel Mysteries).    Paul states that a man who promotes a sect, or argues over the meaning of the written text of the scriptures is a "divisive person" who is sinning and has been turned out of the way (Titus 3:9-10).   Paul portrays those who observe the days, months and seasons of the scriptures as being bound by the flesh -- further stating that the scriptures are an allegory (Gal 4:24).   And with respect to the spiritual meaning of the allegorical written text, Origen confirms in the above that  “…But all the narrative portion, relating either to the marriages, or to the begetting of the children, or to battles of different kinds, or to any other histories whatever, what else can they be supposed to be, save the forms and figures of hidden and sacred things”.    Where Paul states that the account of Abraham and his two sons are an allegory which has a purely spiritual meaning, Origen further explains that all the biblical references to marriages and the begetting of children, and the depiction of the many battles, has nothing to do with historical events -- but rather, are “…the forms and figures of hidden and sacred things”.   The problem is that in order to begin to understand the true meaning of these sacred symbols and forms that can only be presented to organic man in allegorical accounts, that man must begin to utilize those parts of our mind that is beyond the less than ten percent level which nature permits him to use.    Moreover, the key is found in the words: “…As men, however, make little effort to exercise their intellect, or imagine that they possess knowledge before they really learn, the consequence is that they never begin to have knowledge; or if there be no want of a desire, at least, nor of an instructor”.    Who is the instructor that Origen is making reference to?   The True Prophet that Jesus commanded his followers and disciples to seek out (see True Prophet) -- and this can only be accomplished through the proper application of the Key of Knowledge.  

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

The Church Father Origen went one step further and reasoned that "...What man is found such an idiot as" to believe these forms and symbols literally, and not to understand "...that every man must hold these things for images, under which the hidden sense lies concealed”?   (see Mystery).   While the modern Church which, like the Pharisees before them who attempts to interpret the scriptures historically/literally as blind guides who has thrown away the Key of Knowledge -- even adopting the folly of the Augustinian doctrine of Original Sin and the tenets of Pagan Roman redemption and sacrifice -- that the modern reader remains totally blind to the true meaning of the scriptures which Paul warns is an allegory, the Church Father Origen further explains: “Since, then, it was the intention of the Holy Spirit to enlighten with respect to these and similar subjects, those holy souls who had devoted themselves to the service of the truth, this object was kept in view, in the second place, for the sake of those who either could not or would not give themselves to this labor and toil by which they might deserve to be instructed in or to recognize things of such value and importance, to wrap up and conceal, as we said before, in ordinary language, under the covering of some history and narrative of visible things, hidden mysteries. There is therefore introduced into the narrative of the visible creation, and the creation and formation of the first man; then the offspring which followed from him in succession, and some of the actions which were done by the good among his posterity, are related, and occasionally certain crimes also, which are stated to have been committed by them as being human; and afterwards certain unchaste or wicked deeds also are narrated as being the acts of the wicked. The description of battles, moreover, is given in a wonderful manner, and the alternations of victors and vanquished, by which certain ineffable mysteries are made known to those who know how to investigate statements of that kind. By an admirable discipline of wisdom, too, the law of truth, even of the prophets, is implanted in the Scriptures of the law, each of which is woven by a divine art of wisdom, as a kind of covering and veil of spiritual truths; and this is what we have called the 'body' of Scripture, so that also, in this way, what we have called the covering of the letter, woven by the art of wisdom, might be capable of edifying and profiting many, when others would derive no benefit”.

Thus, the body of the scriptures which are not necessarily historically accurate, are “capable of edifying and profiting many” by the reading of the literal word.   Yet, as the believer matures, he begins to realize that the endless expose of wars, genealogies, and stories of carnal strife against Divine Providence, are absolutely meaningless in the life of the disciple.   As he begins to spiritually develop, and starts to experience a shift in perception, he begins to realize that these wars, genealogies and strife in the flesh have great meaning within his own mind and being, as he travails to overcome his carnal nature in his quest to enter the Spiritual Kingdom of his soul.   What, therefore, the carnal believer blindly sees as history, the disciple sees as great spiritual truths that are imparted to him in his pursuit of spiritual perfection and manifestation.

What remains totally ignored by both the modern believer and biblical critic is presented in the words of Origen where he writes that the scriptures contain many places where what is written literally could not have happened.   In examination of this statement we ask why?   Why not create a written word that was totally factual?   The answer that Origen provides to this question is once again very simple: “But as if, in all the instances of this covering (i.e., of this history), the logical connection and order of the law had been preserved, we would not certainly believe, when thus possessing the meaning of Scripture in a continuous series, that anything else was contained in it save what was indicated on the surface; so for that reason divine wisdom took care that certain stumbling-blocks, or interruptions, to the historical meaning should take place, by the introduction into the midst (of the narrative) of certain impossibilities and incongruities; that in this way the very interruption of the narrative might, as by the interposition of a bolt, present an obstacle to the reader, whereby he might refuse to acknowledge the way which conducts to the ordinary meaning; and being thus excluded and debarred from it, we might be recalled to the beginning of another way, in order that, by entering upon a narrow path, and passing to a loftier and more sublime road, he might lay open the immense breadth of divine wisdom”.   

In the same way that when a beast becomes conditioned to its environment, when the mind of man is ruled over by his lower animal nature, he will believe virtually anything -- i.e., Pagan sacrifices, virgin sacrifices, belief in a warring and conquering god, belief in a vengeful god that is even more evil than the most vile of mankind.   As stated above, the Apostle Peter warns that the enigmas of the scriptures which he portrays as the "mystery of the books with the power to deceive" (see Power To Deceive), were intentionally inserted into the body of the text as a test to the reader.   Peter portrays the Gentiles as being easily deceived, because they are accustomed to believing bad things about God.   Thus, the god of the Old Testament has been insightfully portrayed as resembling the Wizard of OZ -- i.e., a magical nut case behind the curtain who liked physical circumcision, genocide of non-Jews including killing every woman & child -- a god who made man, then repented he even made man and killed everyone on earth but Noah and his immediate family -- a god who kills a man for trying to steady the ARK, a voodoo god who loves animal sacrifice and blood sprinkling, a god who sacrifices his son. The scriptures are very clear, it’s all allegorical about the Kingdom within.   The reader is warned  in John 6:63, that reading the scriptures literally has no profit at all (“the flesh profiteth nothing”) and leaves the reader spiritually bankrupt : "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life".

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

Isn't Paul stating this exact same truth when he writes to the Galatians who are attempting to embrace Jewish ritualistic ways, and states: “Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?” And then Paul goes on to explain to those who want to attempt to read the written word literally, in an historical context as Christians do today: “For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory” (Gal 4:21-24 KJV).  That the Jew who remained of a natural carnal mindset could not see beyond the symbols of the allegory, and their eyes and hearts were hardened so they could not comprehend the true meaning of the scriptures, is readily understood where Paul states that “their minds were blinded” by God, “for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament… even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart” (2 Cor 3:14-15 KJV).  Yet, because the Christians have adopted the ways of the carnal Jews and have themselves thrown away the Key of Knowledge, the same vail that blinded the Jews, is upon their own hearts and minds.

  What Does It Mean That The Scriptures Are Allegorical?  The Gospels are designed to be read by all seekers at every level of spiritual attainment and evolution.   Therefore, the Gospels are intentionally composed to convey important teachings literally -- while still enabling the seeker to be able to turn the scriptures within their own mind and being -- thereby enabling the seeker to tap into the more advanced spiritual meaning and inner reality of being. The allegorical account of Jesus in the Gospels, is a portrayal of the True Prophet/Logos/Son of God that dwells within the mind of all people (see http://TheThreeLies.com#TrueProphet ). The twelve disciples are not historical persons -- but rather, the twelve spheres of mind that are portrayed in the pattern of the Tree of Life at the right.   The miracles are the opening of the carnal mind to the inner spiritual realities.  The literal teachings in the Sermon on the Mount and other such Gospel concepts, are all valid teachings that the True Prophet would convey to the seeker.  According to AskMoses.com, the animals presented in the scriptures are representative of the lower base consciousness that rules over the lives of organic man (see Final Temple). The leaders of the Jews are representative of the thinking of organic man that attempts to express and celebrate the Law of God outwardly in ritual and tradition. The people of the Nations are those aspects of man's consciousness that are ruled over by the powers of this world.

While it is true that the historical man Jesus was able to bring himself into Oneness with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet, it is also true that the teachings of Jesus which are presented in the Gospels, are valid teachings and concepts set forth by the Indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet.  Which means that they are representative of literal truths.   If we pose the question: Is the portrayal of Jesus an accurate historical presentation?  Not really.  In this respect, Origen was correct in his teaching that: “Where the word found that things done according to the history could be adapted to these mystical senses, he made use of them concealing from the multitude the deeper meaning; but where in the narrative of the development of super-sensual things, there did not follow the performance of those certain events which were already indicated by the mystical meaning, the scripture interwove in the history the account of some event that did not take place, sometimes what could not have happened; sometimes what could but did not.”   I have absolutely no problem in embracing the reality that what is presented in the historical narrative of the scriptures, may not be actual historical events that actually transpired.   And that what is being presented as historical, is in reality a portrayal of conditions of mind and being that must be embraced and made manifest within the mind of the disciple/seeker.

I often quote from the Homilies of Clement which present the teachings of the actual Apostle Peter.   Was there an historical disciple Peter?  Yes, but the Peter that is presented in the scriptures is not an actual historical account -- but rather, an allegorical portrayal of an aspect of the seekers own mind.  And as Origen states in the above: “Where the word found that things done according to the history could be adapted to these mystical senses, he made use of them concealing from the multitude the deeper meaning..." -- meaning, that while there was an actual historical man named Peter who was an actual disciple, the Peter that is portrayed in the Gospels is an allegorical representation of the seekers own sphere of mind that is being presented in the allegorical symbol of Peter.  That the historical man Peter taught and conveyed Gospel teachings that are presented in the Homilies of his disciple Clement, is also true.  That when Peter in the Homilies makes reference to the True Prophet/Logos/Son of God that dwells within each of us, he is conveying a literal reality that exists within the mind and being of every man and woman -- and it is this Inner True Prophet that we must seek out as our only True Teacher and revealer of the Mysteries of the Kingdom.  That the Gospels present a blueprint of mind which we often portray as the Cosmology of Mind and Being, is also a Spiritual Truth that is not in any manner negated by the historical garb that is necessary in order to present these inner realities of mind to the reader.

To the seeker, what is presented as literal teachings in the Gospel, is exactly what I as a shepherd and guide of TheWay, would convey to the seeker as an actual teaching of the True Prophet/Logos/Son of God.  What is presented in the literal text of the Gospels, is a series of Universal Truths that must be put into practice by all of mankind.  That the historical narrative holds a deeper spiritual meaning than what is apparent, in no manner detracts from the purpose and objective of the teachings themselves.  Our Mind and Consciousness can be portrayed as a House -- with the objective being to enter within our own consciousness -- and enter In The House with the Lord (see In The House). And this spiritual process of entering within one's own mind and being, is explained at the foregoing link in the words:
 

Not to understand the meaning of the term "In The House", and to have thrown away the Key of Knowledge, is to remain totally ignorant of the spiritual meaning of the Gospels and the teachings of TheWay.  In fact, the reality of the term being In The House was and is so important, that the Gospel of the Nazirenes (chapter 19:10) states: "There is a house made without hands, seek that you may dwell therein."   If the believer is truly faithful to the Living Word -- lives in accordance with the Commandments of the Royal Law of the Most High -- seeks to acquire Genuine Knowledge directly from the Son of God -- and sincerely walks in The Way -- then they will pass through the "narrow way" and the "straight gate" into the Kingdom will open to them.
When the disciples who dwelled In The House, asked Jesus why he taught the multitude of people in the enigma of parables -- wherein, each person's interpretation and understanding was in accord with their own mindset and thinking -- Jesus replied to his disciples: "Unto you is given the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables: that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest haply they should turn again, and it should be forgiven them" (Mark 4:11-12 ASV) -- and the term, "...lest haply they should turn again", is stated in reference to the Kingdom that can only be found within, and the presence of the One Teacher therein.

What Jesus do you see? This question is answered in the following subheading which is appropriately titled What Jesus Do You See?
 

What is clear is that the disciples who were portrayed as being In The House, were taught entirely different than the common people who were portrayed as being "outside".   In the Gospel of John the question was posed to Jesus as to why he would not show himself to the people who were portrayed as being "outside" -- i.e., the people whose mind and thinking is controlled by the power/god of this world: "Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?" (John 14:22 NIV).   While this rather profound statement was part of a much larger message prior to being edited and removed by the later Gentile Church (see BibleCorruption.com ), even the statement should provoke the question:  How could this be said?  Didn't everyone see Jesus?  And what this means is exactly what is presented in the Gospel of Philip in the statement that people can only perceive the Jesus that is in accord with their own Condition. The reality that has been preserved in the Gospel of Philip reads: "Jesus took them all by stealth, for he did not appear as he was, but in the manner in which they would be able to see him. He appeared to them all. He appeared to the great as great. He appeared to the small as small. He appeared to the angels as an angel, and to men as a man. Because of this, his word hid itself from everyone. Some indeed saw him, thinking that they were seeing themselves, but when he appeared to his disciples in glory on the mount, he was not small. He became great, but he made the disciples great, that they might be able to see him in his greatness."
What Judas (not Iscariot) was stating is that the Jesus which the disciples saw and heard, was an entirely different Jesus than what the multitudes who are portrayed as being "without", saw and heard.  And we can observe this same reality in the Fundamentalists who promote their dogma that the scriptures are historical accounts -- when in fact they are spiritual accounts that utilize a quasi-historical cloak to reveal "by stealth", the Laws, Forces and the Cosmology of Mind and Being that the sincere seeker needs to possess the knowledge of to bring about and initiate their own spiritual regeneration and birth. In the same way that the Gospel states that "...he made the disciples great, that they might be able to see him in his greatness."

The question then becomes: What Jesus do you see?  While the Gospels are largely allegorical, it remains true that the teachings are Universal Truths conveyed to the reader by the True Prophet/Logos/Son of God.  And it also remains true that if the seeker observes and puts these important teachings into daily practice -- seeking to fulfill the Gospel objective of entering In The House with the Lord -- that the True Prophet will personally teach the seeker all the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God.

In view of the fact that mankind as the lost prodigal sons, have been alienated from their own inner spiritual reality by the carnal lives they are living, the only means to help them is to set forth the Universal Teachings in a manner that can be presented to them. And this is the primary objective of the literal Gospel teachings. That there are important esoteric teachings that man in his organic condition of mind cannot comprehend while being ruled over by his lower carnal nature, does not in any manner negate the necessity to embrace and observe the literal teachings of the Gospel. That there is a deeper spiritual meaning that is not apparent to the spiritually immature reader, is not at all important -- nor does it in any manner negate the purpose and objective of the scriptures. The spiritually immature cannot in any manner relate to the esoteric pattern of mind that is presented in the allegorical narrative of the scriptures. This knowledge of the esoteric pattern of mind does not make much rational sense, until they are prepared to understand and put into use the Cosmology of Mind and Being. Therefore, the question must be asked: Does it matter that Jesus had 12 disciples, 14 or 18 disciples? How does the number of disciples effect the person reading the scriptures? It does not. It is the substance of the teachings that are important to put into daily practice in the life of the seeker/disciple. That the number of disciples has a deeper meaning -- that their names portray attributes of the sphere of mind they represent -- is not important to the spiritually immature believer. Yet, this knowledge is of great importancer to the more mature seeker who is striving to prevail over their own inner division and diversity of mind and being.

It is a common statement in the Nazirene Disciple forum that once the name of an historical person is presented in the scriptures, that the reference is no longer to an actual historical person -- but rather, what is represented in the meaning of the name. It is therefore significant that the twelfth teaching of the Gospel of Thomas instructs the reader to seek out Jacob -- i.e., (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."  The name Jacob portrays the conscious development of the twelve spheres of mind that transforms the seeker into Spiritual Israel -- which can rightly be portrayed as the primary reason why "...heaven and earth came into being."  On a secondary note, it is also true that the soul of Jacob/James has continually dwelled in the earth, and has guided seekers in TheWay.  But when the meaning of the name Jacob is turned within one's own mind and being, the statement remains true with respect to understanding the whole of the Gospel of Thomas. In order to enter Into The House, and come into the Presence of the Son of God/Logos/True Prophet, the seeker must permit the twelve spheres of mind to develop and reach a state of maturity. And thus, the name Jacob portrays a necessary Condition of Mind that the seeker must bring about within themselves. But this is also true with respect to the whole of the Gospels. The portrayal of Jerusalem, is not the portrayal of a geographical place that man calls Jerusalem -- but rather, that Condition of Mind that is portrayed in the reality of Jerusalem -- the Gates of which through the seeker must pass, are portrayed in the ending of the Book of Revelation in the words: "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).  Where reference is made to those who are outside the House -- i.e., "...dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie" -- the reference is being made to a carnal condition of consciousness that inhibits the return of the lost prodigal son to his Inner Source of Being. But it is impossible to enter In The House without observing the literal teachings of the Gospel -- manifesting within one's own self the twelve spheres of mind as personified in the name Jacob/James, and evolved into the fullness of Spiritual Israel -- wherein, the seeker is then able to enter the presence of the Son of God/Logos/True Prophet -- and be taught the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom.

 

  The Spiritual Diaspora - Rejection of Human Opinion:  When Paul portrayed the literal written text of the scriptures as "...Jewish fables", he then added not to heed the "...commandments of men who turn away from the truth" (Titus 1:14).   With respect to not heeding the "...commandments of men", the Church has never understood why Paul condemned and rejected all opinions with respect to the interpretation of the scriptures -- as seen in his statement: "But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned" (Titus 3:9-11 RSV).   Why?   Because as Paul states (see above), it is impossible to ascertain the true meaning of the Spiritual Gospel through the study of the letter of the written text which Paul portrays as "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14).   It is important to understand that the foregoing word that is translated "factious", appears no where else in the New Testament.   And because the Church disregarded this statement of warning, and permitted itself to become embroiled in divisions, sects and factions, the Church exiled itself into a Spiritual Diaspora from which it has yet to emerge.   And when properly understood, this word that appears no where else in the Bible, must be properly interpreted "human opinion"!!!   If, as Paul warns, (1) the true spiritual meaning of the Gospel is inconceivable to the "natural" mind of man; (2) that (see above) if the baptized and committed believers were to be exposed to even the concepts of the spiritual meaning of the Gospel, they would reject these higher concepts as "foolishness"; (3) and that it is even "unlawful" to reveal to those who Paul portrays as "babes in Christ" these spiritual teachings and concepts that the faith-based Christians will reject; (4) then it must be recognized that this body of inconceivable and un-utterable spiritual truths are not written literally in the text of the scriptures where they could be read by these same immature "babes in Christ" and rejected as "foolishness"; (5) which is why Paul condemns anyone who even promotes a "human opinion" of the meaning of the scriptures; (6) because as the Disciple Peter taught, the scriptures are designed to speak to each man's condition of mind and being, and because of the Laws and the effect of what is allegorically portrayed as the Tower of Babel Syndrome, each person reading the scriptures is supposed to see a different doctrine (see The Books With The Power To Deceive); (7) and the original objective and purpose of the Gospel message was to enable the seeker/disciple to open the inner "narrow strait gate" and gain entrance to the Kingdom, and learn directly from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet.   

That divisions and factions from a Gospel perspective is denounced as a "sin of the flesh" is further seen at Gal 5:19-21 where it is written: "The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God".    That modern Christianity has lost this vision and severed themselves from the direct communication which is given to the disciple of Truth, is easily seen in the schismatic nature of the present day church.   If the Apostle Paul were with us today he would condemn the modern Christian for the exact same reasons that he condemned the believers at Corinth: “I appeal to you”, writes the Apostle, “…that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought” (1 Cor 1:10NIV).

What we fail to realize today is the fact that there can be no divisions and sects in a Spiritually Living Religion -- where there is One Leader and One Teacher that all genuine disciples have access to.   By Divine Decree, the followers of Jesus were to have no divisions, sects, or independent opinions among the believers because the Lord promised that each “…shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd” (John 10:16 KJV).   Paul was so adamantly opposed to manmade schisms and carnal (human) opinions that he chastised the believers at Corinth that they were not men of the spirit -- as was evidenced that they had divisions among them.   He explained that the carnal, or “natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14 KJV); and informs them that they are too “carnal, and walk as men” (1 Cor 3:3 KJV) to open the inner door of the mind and learn directly from the Lord via the spirit.   From his perspective, the very existence of these divisions was proof the believers at Corinth were too carnal to experience direct communication with the Lord -- which opening of the inner door to the spirit was the whole essence of New Covenant theology.

Writing about schisms and divisions, the Church Father Turtillian writes: “On this point, however, we dwell no longer, since it is the same Paul who, in his Epistle to the Galatians, counts 'heresies' among 'the sins of the flesh,' who also intimates to Titus, that 'a man who is a heretic' must be 'rejected after the first admonition,' on the ground that 'he that is such is perverted, and committeth sin, as a self-condemned man.' Indeed, in almost every epistle, when enjoining on us (the duty) of avoiding false doctrines, he sharply condemns heresies. Of these the practical effects are false doctrines, called in Greek heresies, a word used in the sense of that choice which a man makes when he either teaches them (to others) or takes up with them (for himself). For this reason it is that he calls the heretic self-condemned, because he has himself chosen that for which he is condemned”.

In the gospel preached by Paul, heresy is considered a “sin of the flesh”, because schisms and divisions are the result of natural man clinging to ideas of a carnal nature.   Why are these baptized and committed Christians plagued by schisms and divisions?  Because they only call upon the Lord with their lips, while failing to do as the Apostle states by following in The Way and Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature” (Col 3:5 NIV).

We must therefore turn from the understanding of the flesh -- i.e., "human opinion" -- or in the words of the Apostle: “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace” (Rom 8:6 KJV).   The religion of Christ was one of the spirit -- and Paul taught the Gentile believers not to look to the historical man Jesus, but rather the indwelling Spiritual Living Messiah/Christ as their savior and revealer of truth: “Therefore from now on we recognize no man according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according o the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer” (2 Cor 5:16 NAS).   This Spiritual Messiah/Christ, over the historical Messiah/Christ in the flesh, was what biblical scholar Rudolf Bultmann was speaking of when he concluded that the “…Christian faith is, and should be, comparatively uninterested in the historical Jesus and centered instead on the transcendent Christ” (Encyclopedia Britannica, 1998 electronic edition).

In the eyes of Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, the church of our present day has been turned out of The Way.   In a spiritual religion there can be no schisms and divisions, which are “sins of the flesh” -- but rather, spiritual unity must prevail because the true disciple of Jesus has opened the door to the indwelling Kingdom, and is the student of “the true light which... enlightens every man” (John 1:9 NAS).   In this respect, the perspective of the Apostle Paul is very clear -- i.e., one cannot cling to the historical man Jesus -- i.e., the “Christ according to the flesh” -- and be in harmony with the Living Christ that calls to us from beyond the inner door -- the transcendent Messiah/Christ -- who calls out to the genuine disciple from the other side of the inner strait gate that leads to the Kingdom.  

Again we are confronted with the revelation of a great truth that we fail to recognize today.   In acknowledgement of these words of the Apostle, the concerned Jew/Christian should immediately ask:  What is it that Paul is talking about that the carnal or natural man cannot comprehend?   Why can't the Apostle just tell us in plain language what he is referring to?   Throughout his epistles Paul constantly refers to the true Jewish/Christian doctrine as concealed mysteries that can only be learned via the spirit.   Of these hidden mysteries Paul says: “Let me tell about the visions I've had, and revelations from the Lord. Fourteen years ago I was taken up to heaven for a visit. Don't ask me whether my body was there or just my spirit, for I don't know; only God can answer that. But anyway, there I was in paradise, and heard things so astounding that they are beyond a man's power to describe or put in words (and anyway I am not allowed to tell them to others)” (2 Cor 12:1-4 TLB).  

What great mysteries can the spirit impart to the believer that are “so astounding that they are beyond a man's power to describe or put in words”?    And more importantly, why would Paul say that he was “not allowed to tell them to others”?   In light of these rather profound statements, every believer today must ask what the relationship of these secret mysteries is to the Gospel?   The Apostle warned the believers at Corinth that “I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready” (1 Cor 3:2 NIV).    This means that the religion which was preached to the masses -- the doctrine that Paul refers to as milk -- is merely the elementary principles of the gospel which are a form and pattern, and the True Gospel of the Messiah/Christ was those mysteries that he was “not allowed to tell to others”.   We must then understand that the whole focus of New Testament theology is to prepare the disciple to receive the revelation of the great spiritual truths that can only be revealed through the opening of the spiritual door within us.  

Show me a Jew, Messianic believer, or Christian today who says that he believes a certain thing because it was written by Paul, and I will show you a babe in Messiah/Christ who is nourished by the milk.   Do you not see what the Apostle warns: “I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready” (1 Cor 3:2 NIV).   This means that there was another -- more superior Gospel -- a Gospel that was not written in the manner of the Old Covenant -- and when writing to believers who are still of this world and have yet to become spiritual, Paul can only allude to this more perfect Gospel in his letters.   In view of these biblical facts, this means that no man can find the Truth of the Gospel in what Paul wrote in his epistles -- but rather, this truth is only revealed by the Living Spiritual Messiah/Christ that Paul wrote is unveiled only to those who were able to put off their carnal nature, and receive the mysteries directly from God.   This is the essence of New Covenant thought!

What many believers today fail to realize is that the answer to the dilemma is found implanted on their own lips as they gather together for prayer and worship.   Further, the answer is again found in the words of the Apostle Peter, as contained in an obscure writing of his disciple Clement -- a writing rejected by the fourth century Roman Church -- where he said that the genuine Jew/Christian must learn only from the True Prophet as to the correct meaning of the scriptures and the revelation of the Word.  “Hence, O beloved Clement", proclaims Peter, “if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth. For if any one else knows anything, he has received it from Him or from His disciples”.  

These words -- i.e., that you not only can, but you MUST learn the things of God from Him alone, or from one of his genuine disciples -- are as true today as when Peter originally spoke them to Clement in the first century.   They are based upon the New Covenant teaching that Yeshau/Jesus came to teach the Truth, and this Truth cannot be altered or defiled by either an impostor church, or the doctrines of men.   Therefore, built into the essence of the Word is a means by which the truly faithful disciple throughout any and every age in the history of man is able to learn the Truth directly from the Lord Himself.   What this further means is that even during that timeframe when the church was plundered into the very depths of darkness and despair, the truly faithful followers of the Light were taught the truth directly from the One Source of all Truth.

The problem is that the modern believer has become so accustomed to listening to the preaching and doctrines of other men, that they have permitted themselves to become totally alienated from the very essence of New Covenant teachings.   We have therefore been so estranged from the Word that Yeshua/Jesus taught, that few Jews or Christians today can even envision the core teaching of the New Testament scriptures -- i.e., that only what has been revealed to you by the Lord Himself via your own spiritual nature is a valid Truth that you are to embrace.

When the Spiritual Christians who were portrayed as Gnostic heretics said that there existed a body of esoteric knowledge that could not be received by those who remained immature and carnal in their thinking and understanding -- immature faith-based believers who portrayed themselves as Orthodox Christians -- the Spiritual Christians were merely confirming the above words of Paul.   And that fallen segment of the Church which called itself Orthodox -- a body of believers who were bound and shackled by manmade dogma that spiritually disenfranchised them from gaining entrance into the Inner Kingdom and learning directly from the One Teacher that Jesus said to seek out -- were in fact the sectarian heretics who Paul commanded to reject as being turned out of TheWay.    And in the Middle Ages when the Church promoted every conceivable brand of evil and superstition, those who rejected the abandonment of reason and intellect on the part of the Church during the Age of Enlightenment, called themselves Deists.   When Martin Luther could not support his dogma of irrationality, he condemned and rejected the God-Given Gift of Reason that sets man apart from the beasts 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).   Yet, those who rejected the superstition and the dogmatic folly of the Church, came to understand the Laws that separated and alienated carnal man from God -- and it is this Source and One Teacher that the Gospel taught to seek out, that revealed to the Enlightened Deists the Great Truths that Paul portrayed as inconceivable to the minds of the faith-based Christians.    

The above Spiritual Reality that the Orthodox Congregation of Christians could never come to terms with, is in every way embodied in the statement of the Apostle Peter as quoted in the Homilies of his disciple Clement where he warns about manmade dogmatic interpretations of the written letter of the scriptures: "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without". (see The Spiritual Disenfranchisement Of The Mind).    And in the same way that present-day Christianity is a religion of innumerable teachers and almost countless sects and factions, the reality of these words are totally incomprehensible to the modern Church.   Yet, these words are not only representative of the very core foundation of the Gospel teachings, but they are representative of the original objectives of the New Covenant.  

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

 

  Inconsistencies Purposely Written Into The Scriptures: In addition to the foregoing where the fact is explored wherein it is demonstrated that the scriptures are not historically/literally true and accurate, an important point that believers ignore and critics of the scriptures fail to acknowledge to their own demise, is the words of Origen that inconsistencies were purposely written in to the text of the scriptures to inhibit them from being read literally.   While this fact is explored more thoroughly in Part III of the Secret Doctrine of Christianity, simple examples can easily be presented.    

In order to force the reader to stop, and contemplate the inner spiritual message, a conflicting account is purposely entered into the scriptures: Acts 9:7 reads: “And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man”.   Yet, in Acts 22:9 the narrative reads: “And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me”.   It means absolutely nothing for the modern reader to believe that Saul was converted on the road to Damascus -- there is no spiritual edification or uplifting when we relate this knowledge to an historical event at the beginning of our Common Era.   But what is conveyed spiritually is of great value to the disciple in search of the Light -- and must bring about a change of mind in his quest to open the door to the Kingdom.  Thus the disciple begins to see his own transformation from the death of Stephen as spirit became clothed with flesh, to Saul -- from a Jew to Paul -- from Paul the little one, whose blindness was healed by Ananias -- the gift from God.

The many points at which the scriptures conflict in order to force the reader to look for the inner meaning is so numerous, that an entire book could be written in their compilation.   Acts 7:14 has 75 persons coming with Jacob into Egypt -- Gen 46:27; Ex 1:5; Deut 10:22 state there were 70. Acts 7:16-17 has Jacob buried in Shechem -- Gen 49:28-30; 50:13 buried in Mamre which is Hebron according to Gen 23:19. If the Holy Spirit wrote both sets of scriptures, there should have been uniformity between them.   Moreover, if the New Testament authors were attempting to convince others that they knew what they were speaking about from a literal sense, they would have been very careful to get the facts correct.

Perhaps one of the finest examples of the organic mind's attempt to explain away from a purely physical/carnal perspective what it should be investigating, is demonstrated in the genealogies of Jesus. The fact that the genealogy presented in Luke is not the same as that in Matthew, has long been the source of many dogmatic theories.  But the fact that the genealogy in Matthew contains four women, and three foreigners, should immediately send up a red flag warning that these genealogies cannot -- and never were intended -- to be read literally.

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

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


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

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

When we closely examine the literal word of the Bible, all of the scriptures could be deciphered in this same manner to demonstrate the inconsistencies from an historical perspective.   Moreover, the problem would be even more serious than it is at present if the Bible had not been severely corrupted (see Bible Corruption) and the text had been left in its original condition.   In many instances, where these many places that appear to be contradictions were detected, they were fixed by later scribes who copied the scriptures.   Why?   In their ignorance of the very manner that scripture is composed, every time they fixed a contradiction or offending verse, they defiled and obstructed the very purpose of the Word of God.   In the case of the difference between the genealogies of Matthew and Luke, there are Greek texts that exist where the genealogy of Luke was replaced by the one in Matthew in the endeavor to conceal this easily detected flaw in the written word.

Where the carnal believer sees a genealogy that would be impossible to be read literally, it never dawns on the readers that what we have is the pedigree of the three minds of man -- physical, mental, and spiritual -- and that in the formation of the series of numbers in the pattern of fourteen, fourteen and fourteen, what is being indicated has great spiritual significance.   Moreover, the fact that there is forty-one, instead of forty-two, is also important in our quest to understanding the spiritual meaning of what is being conveyed with regard to what Jesus had yet to accomplish in his endeavor to become the first Son re-born into the Kingdom.

Does all these things mean that the scriptures are untrue?   In the words of Paul: God forbid! It is us who is not real and untrue; not the scriptures. In understanding why the Bible is written in this manner, we must not allow ourselves to be burdened by carnal thinking, and lose sight of what sets scriptures apart from any other writings known to man. “The chief object of the Holy Spirit”, writes Origen, “is to preserve the coherence of the spiritual meaning, either in those things which ought to be done or which have been already performed, if He anywhere finds that those events which, according to the history, took place, can be adapted to a spiritual meaning, He composed a texture of both kinds in one style of narration, always concealing the hidden meaning more deeply; but where the historical narrative could not be made appropriate to the spiritual coherence of the occurrences, He inserted sometimes certain things which either did not take place or could not take place; sometimes also what might happen, but what did not: and He does this at one time in a few words, which, taken in their 'bodily' meaning, seem incapable of containing truth, and at another by the insertion of many. And this we find frequently to be the case in the legislative portions, where there are many things manifestly useful among the 'bodily' precepts, but a very great number also in which no principle of utility is at all discernible, and sometimes even things which are judged to be impossibilities. Now all this, as we have remarked, was done by the Holy Spirit in order that, seeing those events which lie on the surface can be neither true nor useful, we may be led to the investigation of that truth which is more deeply concealed, and to the ascertaining of a meaning worthy of God in those Scriptures which we believe to be inspired by Him”.

Origen writes that we must come to the realization that “those events which lie on the surface can be neither true nor useful”.   In opposition to this statement we ask: Isn't the belief in the historical Jesus useful?  The answer is yes, but only to the degree that the historical narrative assists the disciple in manifesting the Living Christ in their life at the present time.   What does the name Jesus mean?   What must we do in order to bring about that state of mind which is portrayed in the scriptures in the life of the historical Jesus, into our present life?

What is important is that we “be led to the investigation of that truth which is more deeply concealed”.   Since we know that everything we can learn from others in this world is of a preparatory nature, and the one true doctrine that will nourish us, can only be revealed from within, and only to those who are in “the house” (see In The House - Taught In Parables), and are deserving to be taught privately the Mysteries of the Kingdom, we must therefore seek to enter into the house with our Lord and Savior -- i.e.,
 The True Prophet.   It is important that we perceive that whatever is written literally in the historical narrative is the exoteric doctrine -- or good news -- that serves as merely the invitation to the masses to enter the mystical house of the Lord where the Secrets of Creation can be revealed to us.

   Religious And Intellectual Folly: Because they have thrown away the Key of Knowledge, modern believers, supposed experts and authorities, as well as the whole host of critics, remain absolutely clueless as to the true meaning and purpose of the scriptures that they either blindly embrace, or blindly reject and condemn.   And if we ask: It this important?    If you believe Jesus, he portrayed the use of the Key of Knowledge as being ultra-important in order to fulfill the higher objectives of Life.   Further, while the Pharisees were portrayed as having the possession of the Key of Knowledge in the embodiment of the scriptures and the Law, Jesus portrayed them as heretics and blind guides because they threw the Key of Knowledge away in their carnal interpretations and ritual observance of the Law -- a Law which Jesus stated will remain in effect.   What this means is that anyone who attempts to tell you that (1) the scriptures portray an historical account of events in man's past -- or, any pseudo-intellectual who attempts to tell you that the scriptures are (2) little more than myths and superstition that are irrelevant in our modern more enlightened culture -- or, anyone who attempts to (3) base their (blind) faith, beliefs and/or philosophy on the written text of the scriptures which Paul portrayed as the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6) and "Jewish fables" (Tit 1:14) -- dwells under the power  of illusion, delusion and very limited vision -- and their immature thinking is controlled by what is portrayed as the consciousness (god) of this world.   How can this be?  You may ask?   While it may be difficult to even imagine a fetus having thought, it can be envisioned that whatever thoughts a fetus does have, is totally controlled by the environment of the womb of the fetus' mother.   In many ways it is just as difficult to imagine the reality of birth being the passing from a physical womb to that of a mental womb -- and in many ways, when man and woman are born into this world, on a mental level they are very much what can be portrayed as a Cosmic Ovum And Sperm.    And this is why Jesus spoke of the necessity of bringing about the next stage of birth.   But just as important is the fact that your presence in this womb-like world is representative of an environment that totally controls your thinking.   And that you are presently dwelling in a mental-womb at the level of an immature mind that needs to be evolved and matured, is why the objectives of the Original teachings of Jesus which were known as TheWay, have very little in common with the (blind) faith-based religion known today as Christianity.  

An important insight into the very essence, purpose and higher spiritual objectives of the original teachings of TheWay is contained in an article in the Encyclopedia Britannica under the heading, The History of Christian Mysticism, where it reads: “Although the essence of mysticism is the sense of contact with the transcendent, mysticism in the history of Christianity should not be understood merely in terms of special ecstatic experiences but as part of a religious process lived out within the context of the Christian community. From this perspective mysticism played a vital part in the early church. Early Christianity was a religion of the spirit that expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness    What is expressed in these words is of the utmost importance.   Why?   Because the original teachings of Jesus was not the blind faith and belief in a prophet or god-man -- but rather, the means to transform all Christian disciples of TheWay into prophets and mystics as demonstrated in the words: "...From this perspective mysticism played a vital part in the early church. Early Christianity was a religion of the spirit that expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”.   But, we must then pose the question: Just what is a "...religion of the spirit"?    Like an astronaut who travels beyond the limits of the earth's atmosphere into outer space, a spiritual religion prepares the seeker/disciple to transcend the barrier of this physical world, and enter into what the biblical authors portrayed as the Kingdom of God which Jesus taught was within us.   But to accomplish this spiritual transcendence, you had to first prepare the physical body to make it an environment that would permit "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness” to be brought about -- and this requires a great amount of effort and preparation.     And in the same way that charlatans peddle get-rich schemes which rob the people of their wealth and prosperity, wolves in sheep's attire peddled short-cut schemes -- and it was these counterfeit shepherds who seduced the naive into handing over their money and support so they could live lucratively off the collection plate.   The spiritual Christians who followed in TheWay and prepared themselves to transcend the natural physical limitations of the body, possessed the Divine Knowledge of the Kingdom which they had succeeded in entering.   And the Spiritual Christians were opposed by those who portrayed themselves as Orthodox -- who more often than not were charlatans who for the sake of mammon and the political power of this world, ardently opposed the Spiritual Christians because they represented a direct threat to their base of money and political power. 

The original purpose of the scriptures was to prepare the thinking of the seeker/disciple to begin to understand the very Forces and Laws that are functioning and controlling his own mind and being, and then to apply this knowledge to bring about the necessary "...heightening and enlargement of human consciousness” that would enable them to prevail, and bring about their next stage of birth in the Kingdom.     Holographically, from the perspective of this world being a mental-womb that is designed to evolve the seeker/disciple to the next level of development, it is these same Forces and Laws that are functioning and controlling the outer world of nature which have been imbued with thoughts and aspects of mind impressed into the allegorical forms and symbols that man observes -- and it is therefore impossible to know ANYTHING, without first coming to understand the true meaning of the Forces and Laws that are presented in an organized fashion to the mind of man in the scriptures.   What this means is that ANYONE who is put forth as a teacher or enlightened wise man either by themselves, an institution, organization, religion or government, and does not know that the true meaning of the scriptures as an esoteric portrayal of the the Forces and Laws that are dynamically working and functioning within your own mind and being, is a fraud and pseudo-teacher.     Further, there is absolutely nothing that is taught by the wisest professors in our universities -- or contained in the greatest of libraries known to man -- or revealed by man's most enlightened religious sages or doctors of philosophy -- that can in any measure replace the esoteric knowledge of the Cosmology of Mind and the Forces and Laws working therein -- that can in any manner superseded the foundation of esoteric knowledge that lies preserved and concealed within the allegorical text of the scriptures.   To the degree that our wisest of university professors and teachers would be shocked, if they could see and experience the higher reality of mind that is attainable, by embracing the esoteric knowledge lying hidden just beneath the surface of the scriptures.    But more importantly is the fact that the same CODE that was used in the composition of the scriptures, is the same CODE which was used by the God of Nature which has been painted on the canvass of the universe in the outer world -- and the deciphering of this CODE was portrayed by Jesus as the proper application of the Key of Knowledge which unlocks the meaning of both the scriptures, and the higher reality and meaning of life itself -- and even more importantly, it is this CODE that unlocks the Cosmology of one's own mind and being that enables them to prevail over the Forces and Laws which enables and animates the very person they are in this world.     And the scriptures utilize what can best be portrayed as Universal Symbols which when used in the proper mental-environment, have the ability to act as a catalyst which connects the outer mind with the inner reality of self that is not manifest in this world.  

Therefore, the modern Christian world has been spiritually disenfranchised by their own Churches -- and they would better understand where and how to apply the Key of Knowledge if the statement on the coming of the Kingdom (Second Coming) which is preserved in the Epistle of Clement (disciple of Peter) where it states with respect to how and when Jesus taught the Kingdom would come -- which preserved quotation is explored in the subheading entitled The Tree Of Life - Star Of David -- where it reads:  “Let us expect, therefore, hour by hour, the kingdom of God in love and righteousness, since we know not the day of the appearing of God. For the Lord Himself, being asked by one when His kingdom would come, replied, 'When two shall be one, that which is without as that which is within, and the male with the female, neither male nor female’”.   But even more revealing is the version of this teaching that is preserved in the Gospel Of The Nazirenes where it reads: And one of the disciples asked him, "How shall a man enter into the Kingdom?" And he answered and said, "If you don't make below as the above, and the left as the right, and the behind as the before, entering into the center and passing into the spirit, you will not enter into the kingdom of God."   Thus, if the Gospels had not been severely corrupted in the attempt by those who called themselves Orthodox to spiritually castrate the scriptures, then the modern congregation of believers would be better able to discern where the Key of Knowledge must be used. 

   Is The Gospel Copied From Another Religious Source? It has been noted and pointed out by Atheists and critics of the Bible that on the surface -- and because of the similarities -- it would appear that the authors of the scriptures copied the Gospel accounts from other religions.   Quoting one such source: "The Jesus of the Gospels bears a striking resemblance to other ancient heroes and the figureheads of pagan savior cults" (see The God Who Wasn't There).    The web site the Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth, this question is posed:  Did Christianity borrow ideas from other religions?   And the answer provided to the reader: Our Christianity doesn't come from Jesus and a big bang. It comes from the accumulation of legends and theologies by people who believed in Jesus. The origin of those ideas wasn't Jesus. The origin was the myths, legends, philosophies, prejudices, literature, superstitions, and primitive cosmology of ancient western culture. Christianity was a product of its time and place.  

In the CNN Blog article named The Jesus Debate: Man Vs Myth, we can observe the above ignorance with respect to the true nature and reality of the scriptures taken to new heights.   (quoting)  Timothy Freke was flipping through an old academic book when he came across a religious image that some would call obscene.  It was a drawing of a third-century amulet depicting a naked man nailed to a cross. The man was born of a virgin, preached about being “born again” and had risen from the dead after crucifixion, Freke says.  But the name on the amulet wasn’t Jesus. It was a pseudonym for Osiris-Dionysus, a pagan god in ancient Mediterranean culture. Freke says the amulet was evidence of something that sounds like sacrilege – and some would say it is: that Jesus never existed. He was a myth created by first-century Jews who modeled him after other dying and resurrected pagan gods, says Freke, author of "The Jesus Mysteries: Was the ‘Original Jesus’ a Pagan God?"    In the first place neither Timothy Freke, the scholars in support of the New Testament, as well as the scholars and critics against the validity of the Gospel accounts, comprehend the difference between Myth and Allegory!!!   And if any of these authors -- i.e., believer, pseudo-gnostic philosopher, scholar or critic, possessed any higher perception and understanding of his own Cosmology of Mind that was referenced by the ancients in the words: Know Thyself -- then each of them would immediately reject their own words as utter ignorance.  

What the Atheists and critics have never considered is this:  The fact that what is presented is in the scriptures is not at all an historical account (see An Inconvenient Truth) -- but rather, what is presented is a series of Universal Allegorical Symbols of Laws, Natural Forces and Higher Consciousness that is totally relevant to every person who has ever walked upon the face of the earth.   What this means is that such allegorical symbols as the Virgin Birth,  the Twelve Disciples, the symbol of Joseph that is not at all understood, the crucifixion, and even the name Jesus, all portray realities and conditions of mind that are as universal to the Ebionite Nazirene authors of the Gospels, as these universal allegorical symbols are to all the people's of the earth -- even those who live on a remote island.   As a mystic begins to comprehend the reality of what is portrayed as the Illusions of Plato's Cave -- and he begins to discover that what is portrayed as illusions, are in fact allusions -- and all the forms of nature are imbued with aspects of mind impressed into the forms that man sees and interacts with on a physical level -- only then can such a mystic begin to evolve to the degree that they fulfill the statement in the Gospel of Thomas: (5) Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you . For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest."    The fact that this world is very much a mental-womb (see The Womb Of Mother-Earth) -- and what man observes in the outer world are aspects of mind projected into the forms of nature that when rightly understood, have the power to nourish him in the Gospel objective of bringing about the Heightening And Expansion Of Mind -- culminating in the initiation of the next stage of soul-birth where the person you are in this world as an Embryonic Image Of Your Higher Soul-Self (see also The Reality Of The Soul), is then able to be nourished by the higher impressions of the soul which act as food for the mind, in conjunction with the Universal Laws and Forces of Consciousness acting within the Cosmology of Mind which has been preserved in the esoteric base of knowledge concealed within the allegorical scriptures (see An Inconvenient Truth) -- as the seeker/disciple brings about that condition of mind portrayed in the name Jesus (Yeshua/Joshua), as the prodigal son/daughter is reborn in the Edenic Kingdom of Origination (see http://GateOfEden.com ).

What believers, critics and pseudo-intellectuals all fail to understand is the reality that man does not make up the allegorical symbols that are used in the scriptures -- but rather, he interprets from a higher state of mind what already exists.   In the analogy of Plato's Cave, the forms and images that are danced upon the wall of the Cave that those imprisoned erroneously believe is real, are created by objects of a higher reality that are real.   And this is why the Gospel of Thomas declares the necessity to "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you..."   The fact that EVERYTHING that you observe in Nature is aspects of mind allegorically impressed into the forms that organic man observes with his very limited physical senses -- and the meaning of these allegorical symbols are the expression of Divine Providence -- the authors of the scriptures merely used what is called the "language of the soul" to compose the scriptures in a language that already exists and is Universally Comprehended by the higher soul-self of each person that is not manifest in the physical body (see  Man As An Embryonic Image Of Your Higher Soul-Self ).   That the symbolism themselves in their original scriptural native environment has the power to act as a catalyst that connects the seeker/disciples mind with what these symbols represent within the Mind of the Soul-Self -- and that as a catalyst, the allegorical scriptures composed in the language of the soul has the potential to bring about the Heightening And Expansion Of Mind -- is a reality that those who reject the scriptures as mere myth, do not at all understand.    

In retrospect, would we suggest that European medical science has copied American medical science because they have concluded that man has two kidneys, two lungs, two sides of a heart, brain, etc.?  Or would we say that each is a witness to truths that are self-evident?   And while the community of believers remain in denial -- even suggesting that the Devil moved these other religions to imitate what would come to be called Christianity in order to discredit the Church -- both the believers and the critics remain ignorant of the essence of the truth and facts to the matter -- i.e., that because the Laws have imbued Nature with these Universal Symbols that are themselves allegorical forms of mind impressed into matter, what the believer is in denial of, and the Atheist and critic construes as copying, is merely the common interpretation that is an integral part of these Universal Symbols.   And once again in the manner of anatomy and the movement of the heavenly bodies, this higher reality that believer and critic alike remains under that cloud of self-imposed ignorance, is very much in fact self-evident to the spiritually mature mind of the seeker/disciple.  

On the Religious Tolerance web site the following is stated with respect to the Parallels Between Jesus and Krishna:

Krishna is the second person of the Hindu Trinity. He is considered to be one of the incarnations of the God Vishnu. Some Hindus believe that he lived on Earth during perhaps the 2nd or 3rd century BCE. However, "Traditional belief based on scriptural details and astrological calculations gives Krishna's birth" year as 3228 BCE. 12  Yeshua of Nazareth is generally regarded as having been born in Palestine circa 4 to 7 BCE. Thus, if there are many points of similarities between these two individuals, most skeptics and some religious liberals would accept that elements of Krishna's life were incorporated into the legends associated with Jesus rather than vice-versa.

Other reasons for the similarities between Jesus and Krishna's life stories on Earth have been suggested which are more acceptable to conservative Christians who believe in the inerrancy of the Bible, in the inspiration of the Bible's authors by God, and in the belief that Jesus is God's only son and the world's only savior:

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Legends of Krishna's life are lies which Satan created to discredit Christianity in advance of Jesus' birth.

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The similarities in the two lives are simple coincidences.

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Krishna's life was a type of prophecy foretelling the arrival of the Christian Messiah.

 

The author's gravest mistakes which when properly understood reveal his ignorance is his portrayal of these accounts as myths and legends -- suggesting from one perspective that they were copied from one religious source into the other -- and on the opposite side of the paradox of ignorance, the perspective that what is presented in the Gospels is an historical account.   But even more revealing on the same web site is the parallels between Horus and Jesus where it is written:  

Overview:

Some skeptics have suggested that there was, in ancient times, a shared supply of religious myths spread throughout much of the Mediterranean area, the Middle East and beyond. They suggest that ancient and modern religions have adopted material from this common source of stories about heroes, saviors and god-men.

One of the more controversial theories -- sometimes called the "copycat thesis" -- suggests  that many of the miracles, other life events, and beliefs about the supernatural status of Horus, an ancient Egyptian God, were incorporated into stories about Jesus as recorded in Gospels and other books in the Christian Scriptures (New Testament).

The copycat thesis is strongly rejected by the vast majority of Christians but accepted by many skeptics.

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Most conservative Christians look upon the Bible as a "top-down" document: one revealed by God to humans. Since fraud, deceit, and lying are not attributes normally associated with God, they believe that the Bible -- as God's Word -- is truthful and accurate. 
 

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Many skeptics view the Bible as a "bottom-up" document: one written by human authors to promote their religious and spiritual beliefs. Such authors are quite capable of adopting religious concepts of other cultures and incorporating them into their literary works.

On this topic, we are faced with a stalemate. Skeptical commentators claim that there are many parallels between the lives of Horus and Jesus; Christian commentators tend to deny the existence of most or all of them.

Some skeptics may lose objectivity because they are motivated by a desire to weaken the claims of Christianity; Christians may lose objectivity because they don't want to admit that there such parallels could exist and throw doubt on the accuracy of the Bible. We have not yet found an objective, reliable source.

Once again we can observe the prevailing ignorance of both sides of the paradoxical error.   When you enter what I portray as the Realm of Souls where we exist in our true reality as a Being of Light (see SoulSelf.org), there is no language -- and all language is through universal thought transference that is impressed into the mind of the hearer.  And since the scriptures deal exclusively with the allegorical patterns of mind of both the self, and the common language with which all of nature is written in by its Author, there exists a commonality across the spectrum of all of man's languages which represent the Divine Pattern of Mind and Being.  From the perspective of the scriptures, there was no man named either Krishna or Jesus -- and what these names are referencing is Conditions of Mind.  Of course Krishna had twelve disciples -- as well as all the other similarities that exist between the accounts -- because these accounts are representative of the blueprint of the seekers own Mind and Being -- allegorically portraying the Forces and Laws of Consciousness that every soul that has ever walked the face of the earth must prevail over and overcome.

  The Miracles: The question becomes: How do you begin to enable those who the Apostle Paul portrayed as being of a "natural" organic condition of mind who are yet carnal and incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the soul and man's spiritual nature, to begin to comprehend what is inconceivable to their thinking?   In our own time-frame this has been somewhat alleviated through a steady diet of Science Fiction, Near Death and Out of Body Accounts, reincarnational age regression, medium and the investigation into the paranormal that has served to open the minds to realities beyond physical three-dimensional limitations.    Paul himself makes reference to a journey out of the body and into the non-physical heavenly realms of which he states: "I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago-- whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows-- such a one was caught up to the third heaven.  And I know such a man-- whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows -- how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter" (2 Cor 12:2-4 NKJ).   Which account of Paul parallels those of the Near Death Experiences (see NDE) -- or the indisputable account of neurosurgeon, Dr. Eben Alexander III, in his book Proof Of Heaven.    

If the witness of the biblical authors is true with respect to their assertion that man's higher soul and spiritual reality is incomprehensible to his "natural" organic condition of mind?    If the witness of mystics and spiritual visionaries is true that there exists a higher reality beyond the limits of his physical senses that he cannot perceive with his normal vision?   The reality which he cannot comprehend with his organic human consciousness?   Then we must pose the question: What is the solution to his dilemma?   If he is to begin to gain access into this higher soul and spiritual reality, and to overcome the limits imposed upon him by the body-vessel, it will become necessary to confront the seeker to somehow begin to make him open his mind to think outside the proverbial box.   In the analogy of Plato's Cave mankind is portrayed as prisoners who are dwelling in a world of illusions -- with those who escape the Cave and return, being portrayed as madmen when they attempt to convey to others the world of higher reality that exists beyond the borders outside the Cave.   

If the foregoing is true with respect to the true meaning of the scriptures -- which is to preserve and protect the esoteric knowledge of the Laws, the Forces, and the Cosmology of Mind that must be understood and utilized in the seeker/disciple's struggle to bring about the next stage of soul-birth?   Then what is the purpose and application of the miracles?   With the proper application of the Key of Knowledge and the turning of the scriptures within one's own mind and being, the miracles would take on a totally different applicational perspective than what is generally understood.    In fact, what would be portrayed, must be understood as inner transformational healings that are an integral part of the process that brings about Wholeness within one's mind and being.  

When properly understood, the miracles are important and they serve a number of purposes -- i.e., (1) they convey the process of healing and wholeness that must be brought about in the mind of the seeker; (2) because they portray the supernatural, the carnal religious leaders usually leave them uncorrupted, thereby safeguarding the esoteric knowledge lying beneath the text of the written allegorical account; (3) they stimulate the thinking of the reader to open the mind to concepts of reality beyond the physical limitations; (4) they induce the body of entry-level believers to embrace the spiritual message of the teachings.   

If the warning of the biblical authors is true -- that man's higher soul and spiritual reality is incomprehensible to what Paul portrays as man in his "natural" organic condition of mind -- then one of the primary objectives of the scriptures as a text-book to bring about the seekers "expansion and heightening of mind and consciousness", is to open the mind of the seeker to begin the process of embracing what the literal mind of man would portray as the supernatural.    In the words of Albert Einstein: "I believe in intuition and inspiration. …At times I feel certain I am right while not knowing the reason. When the eclipse of 1919 confirmed my intuition, I was not in the least surprised. In fact I would have been astonished had it turned out otherwise. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research" (Cosmic Religion : With Other Opinions and Aphorisms (1931) by Albert Einstein [see Quotations]).

If we pose the question why?  Why is "...Imagination is more important than knowledge?"   Why is it impossible for the immature mind of organic "natural" man to comprehend his own higher soul-reality?   Once understood, the answer is very simple -- i.e., the physical body only supports a three-dimensional reality of mind and being -- and therefore, the Natural Laws of this world only support those aspects of self that correspond to the needs and requirements of the earth vibrational frequencies.    In contradistinction, the soul or higher soul-self of man that does not incarnate into the body-vessel, dwells in a realm of a great many dimensions and realities that do not correspond to the three-dimensional and frequency limitations of the body -- thereby, inhibiting the soul or true self from fully incarnating into the body-vessel unless a conscious effort is made on the part of the person to bring about a state of higher maturity -- by expanding the mind beyond organic human limitations which Paul portrays in the above as the "natural man".   In the same (above) writing Einstein reasons: "I see a clock, but I cannot envision the clockmaker. The human mind is unable to conceive of the four dimensions, so how can it conceive of a God, before whom a thousand years and a thousand dimensions are as one?" (Cosmic Religion : With Other Opinions and Aphorisms (1931) by Albert Einstein [see Quotations]).  And once again Einstein is correct in his assertion that man's higher soul and spiritual reality simply can't manifest in the very limited three-dimensions of the physical body and "natural" mind.    Which means that to even commence the process of "...stimulating progress, giving birth to [mental and spiritual] evolution", the process must begin by causing the seeker to think our of the proverbial box that severely limits the vast majority of carnal men.   

When the pre-Nicene Church was presented with the fact that while they taught the more advanced spiritual core of Christians what was portrayed as the "minor mysteries" which included the teachings on the pre-existent soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes (see The Secret System) -- while teaching the congregation of faith-based believers the physical resurrection of the body -- the official reply and explanation of the Church was that the belief in the physical resurrection was “preached in the Churches… for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief”.    Moreover -- and of equal importance -- is the fact that the belief in the miracle of the resurrection caused the faith-based believer to think out of the proverbial box, and to begin to embrace the reality of the supernatural expression of the soul which exists in a multitude of dimensions beyond the limitations of this three-dimensional world.   And while the linear spheres of mind are virtually blind to these other dimensions of mind and being that are not supported by the physical body, the intuitive spheres when sparked by imagination, is able to begin to embrace this higher reality that the Apostle Paul portrays as inconceivable to the mind of "natural" organic man.

One of the most theologically debated events portrayed in the Gospels is the healing of the man who was "blind from birth".   Quoting from The Biblical Foundational Mindset:

"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, we must first ask: What Christian today would pose 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). 

The reality that few Christians can even begin to come to terms with is the fact that all three possibilities are correct -- i.e., (1) that blindness can result from the sin of previous lives; (2) the sin of the parents; (3) and when the reality of the limiting factor of the three-dimensions of this world is understood, from a higher soul and spiritual perspective, all of mankind can be portrayed as being born blind.   And it is this last reality that the Gospel of Thomas proclaims: (5) Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you...".   Because the great magnitude of man's higher soul-reality can't manifest in the three-dimensions of this physical body without the necessary "expansion and heightening of mind and consciousness", only those who sincerely embrace and bring about the next stage of soul-birth by taking upon themselves the yoke of Christ, are able to overcome the blindness that immerses all of mankind in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- which parallels the analogy of the illusions of Plato's Cave.     

Again, when Jesus taught the people who were portrayed as being "without" or "outside" by speaking to them ONLY in parables -- i.e., "Unto you is given the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables: that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest haply they should turn again, and it should be forgiven them" (Mark 4:11-12 ASV) -- and the term, "...lest haply they should turn again", is stated in reference to the Kingdom that can only be found within, and the presence of the One Teacher therein (see In The House - Taught In Parables) -- only those who embraced the process that is able to bring about the next stage of birth which initiates the necessary "expansion and heightening of mind and consciousness", are able to escape the three-dimensional box of "natural" organic human consciousness.      

Throughout the history of the Church there have always been those who have been offended by what has been portrayed as a secret or esoteric knowledge that the vast majority of faith-based Christians were not privy to.   Paul warned the baptized believers at Corinth who he personally taught, that until they undergo the necessary process of spiritual transformation, that their natural organic mind will be incapable of understanding the true meaning of the Gospel (see Mystery), and they will look upon the Mysteries of God as "foolishness" -- i.e., “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).   And he warned these baptized and confirmed Christians of whom it was said that they had received all the gifts and testimony of the Gospel of Christ, that their untransformed mind was yet too carnal to comprehend and begin to grasp the necessary higher realities of soul and spirit -- i.e., “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ (1 Cor 3:1 NAS).   Further explaining that what is known as the testimony of Jesus Christ and him crucified is the "milk" of the Gospel -- meant for entry-level believers who have only begun their journey in TheWay -- i.e., Paul warns: “I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able” (1 Cor 3:2 NAS).   Or, in the words of Origen with respect to the allegory of the resurrection which was “preached in the Churches… for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief”.

All the ancient religious systems utilized the belief in miracles and supernatural events as a means to bring about the necessary "expansion and heightening of mind and consciousness" -- without which, it will remain impossible to begin to break out of the three-dimensions box of carnal limitations.   Moreover, all of the accounts of miracles are fundamentally true from the perspective of the healing and opening of the mind.   

 

 

 

 

 
  

 

(Prov 14:12)

  Foundational Paradigm - The Dungeon Of Linear Pseudo-Intellectualism: Man's search for truth and the answers to the virtually countless dilemmas of life can be defined from the perspective of two very opposite schools of thought which are built upon opposing foundational paradigms and visions of reality -- i.e., (1) that man must study and learn the theories and opinions of other men who are accepted as teachers, authorities and experts; and (2) that each individual person possesses an innate connection to an Inner Source of Truth that he must learn and acquire the ability to tap into.   The first paradigm of thinking is based upon what the scriptures portray as the wisdom of this world that the Apostle Paul warns will always come to naught -- and is based upon the foundational paradigm that the child's mind is empty, and this emptiness must be filled through the acquisition of knowledge and truth from others perceived to be knowledgeable teachers.    While to the detriment of modern man, the second paradigm of foundational thinking remains an enigma that is not readily understood.

"There is a way that seems right to man, but its end is the way of death" (Prov 14:12)   The Didache -- or the Teachings Of The Apostles -- declares:  "There are two ways, one of life and one of death, but a great difference between the two ways".   And this same "Two Ways" are portrayed in the words: "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it" (Matt 7:13-14 NKJ).  While the Christians, like the Jews before them who threw away the Key of Knowledge, look outwardly to other men to teach them -- and for the Kingdom to come outwardly upon the earth -- the Gospel itself states that there is One Teacher -- and this One Teacher can be found in the Kingdom that will never come upon the earth so as to be seen by men, because it is within you -- and it is therein that you must seek it: "And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God comes not with observation: Neither shall they say, See here! or, see there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:20-21).   And that the way of death that is portrayed as the "broad-way" of self-destruction, is the seeking of Truth and the Kingdom in the outer world -- while the "narrow-way" that leads to Life is within you -- is the Good News Message of the Gospels.   And those who truly believe in the teachings of Jesus and TheWay, will seek out and follow this inner path that leads to Life and The Kingdom. 

Of the two images of the reality of man -- one is rarely ever spoken of, and not at all understood.   The culturally common perception of man is that he came into being at birth -- that his mind is void and empty, and he is in need of being taught.   In his famed work De Principiis, the pre-Nicene Church Father Origen wrote in reference to the proper application of the Key of Knowledge that few men even “…imagine that they possess knowledge before they really learn” -- and then adds that “…the consequence is that they never begin to have knowledge”.   Why?   And perhaps even more important is the reality that men somehow "...possess knowledge before they really learn”.    And the answer to the dilemma is seen in above second reality that  each person possesses an innate connection to an Inner Source of Truth that he must learn and acquire the ability to tap into.  This other image of the reality of man that is rarely ever mentioned or understood, is to some degree expressed in the words of Jean Piaget who stated: “When you teach a child something you take away forever his chance of discovering it for himself.”    Another interesting quote that is not at all understood by those who subscribe to the mind of the child being void and empty philosophy, is that of John Holt in the words: "A gardener does not grow flowers: he tries to give them what he thinks they need and they grow by themselves".   

In the first image of self that is ascribed to by our sectarian, secular and philosophical cultural icons, is the portrayal of the child's mind as being empty -- while in the second image that is rarely ever mentioned or understood, is that each child is understood to have an innate connection to a Source of Knowledge that greatly exceeds all the avenues of learning available to the child who has undergone the process of being taught in the traditional manner.   And thus, when you teach a child through rote memorization and programming in the manner of our religions and educational systems, you forever alienate the child from even the ability to tap into that Inner Source, and truly begin to learn.    That the (true) self already exists in a knowing and enlightened state of being -- and that the primary objective of life is to connect and manifest our true self -- is the paramount reality in the words of Jesus as set forth in the Gospel of Thomas: "...But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty".  

Again, borrowing the reasoning of Einstein: "I see a clock, but I cannot envision the clockmaker. The human mind is unable to conceive of the four dimensions, so how can it conceive of a God, before whom a thousand years and a thousand dimensions are as one?" (Cosmic Religion : With Other Opinions and Aphorisms (1931) by Albert Einstein [see Quotations]).   If it is true as set forth by the pre-Nicene Church that the soul of man has existed since the very dawn of time -- and the higher soul-self can't manifest in the body-vessel because of the three-dimensional limitations imposed upon the person in this world -- then by intuitively perceiving the reality of the Matrix Of The Soul-Mind, we can begin to grasp the imposing limits impressed upon mankind in his "natural" organic condition of mind and being. 

In the Gospel of Thomas saying 84 (see Man As An Embryonic Soul-Image ), man is portrayed as a projected image of the soul -- and in the same way that all the previous images of the soul-self that lived in all the lifetimes that the soul has lived are all dwelling within the Matrix of the Soul, all the souls who are portrayed as the Soul-Self and the True Being that each of us is, all dwell within the Matrix of the Logos (Mind of God).  Holographically,  in the same way that the soul is the sum total of all the lifetimes that it has lived, the Logos (Mind of God) is the sum total of all the experiences of all the souls that came into existence since the beginning of Creation -- and thus, all of Creation is evolving and moving from the Alpha of ignorance to the Omega of Enlightened Light. 

When Paul warned the Christians who he had himself taught that they were yet too carnal and undeveloped to comprehend the true meaning of the Gospel and the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom (see Mystery Of The Gospel), one of the most important concepts that the organic mind of man has great difficulty with is what is best portrayed as the Segmentation of the Mind.   Even though Jesus himself taught that the Kingdom of God will never come upon the earth in the manner that carnal men look for it (Luke 17:20-21), the vast majority of Christians continue to ignore these words of Jesus, and look for the Kingdom to come outwardly in the manner of the Jews who Jesus condemned as blind guides for throwing away the Key of Knowledge.   And thus, in the same way that they were too carnal to comprehend the segmentation of mind and the higher reality that Jesus was a man who became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) at his baptism in the Jordan (see The Ten Words), the Church corrupted the very words of God spoken to mankind -- because they were too carnal to comprehend the original teachings respecting the man Jesus who 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).   Or that Jesus was the example and pattern for all of mankind because in the original teachings of the Gospel, Jesus was portrayed as being "...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 [believers] 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).    That the majority of Christians were too carnal in their thinking, mindset and lifestyle to understand this essential original teaching of the Gospel, is because they could not conceive of the reality that the mind of man is segmented into levels of higher and lower fragmented consciousness that alienates man not only from the inner Kingdom, but the higher reality of his own soul -- and ultimately God.

In many respects, the same problem exists as to why the Christian world which is limited by a body of believers whose human organic limitations of mind can't come to terms with the levels of segmented mind that make up their own Cosmology of Mind -- which organic three-dimensional limitations inhibit them from understanding the reality of the Logos/True Prophet/Son of God.   As presented in the Gospel of Thomas saying 84 with respect to the relationship of what is portrayed as your Likeness, and the images which came into existence before you -- i.e., your true self or soul-self is portrayed in the words: Jesus said, "When you see your likeness, you rejoice."  Contrary to Eastern dogma and the New Age concept of reincarnation, the soul or soul-self does not enter into this world -- but rather, what enters into the body-vessel at conception is an embryonic image of the higher soul-self -- i.e., "...But when you see your images which came into being before you, and which neither die nor become manifest, how much you will have to bear!"   And these images which failed to become manifest do not reincarnate -- neither do they go to Glory as the Christians believe -- but rather, as images that failed to attain the next level of birth, they remain within the Matrix of the Soul (see Soul-Symphony - Time - Soul-Octaves - Spiritual Cathedral).  

In each instance it is demonstrated that the person you are in this world is not the true being that you are -- but rather, a projected image of your soul which is your true self that does not incarnate into this world.    Which a more enlightened understanding of the Cosmology of Mind would convey to us the correct understanding of the warning of Jesus with respect to the words: "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it" (Matt 7:13-14 NKJ) -- the word translated "destruction", in no manner represents what is actually being presented.   Quoting the footnote on this word in the Schofield Reference Bible which reads: “There is no thought in these various words of annihilation but of something that is ruined and thus unsuitable or unable to fulfill its original purpose”.    And in the same way that a woman does not perish if one of her eggs fails to evolve into a fetus, neither does the soul perish when one of its images which is projected into this world, fails to evolve through the three stages of birth.    And in the same way that the woman's egg that fails to become an embryo is "...thus unsuitable or unable to fulfill its original purpose”, so too is the embryonic image of the soul that is projected into this world "...unsuitable or unable to fulfill its original purpose.”    And this purpose, is to bring about the necessary threefold birth that enables the soul to enter into what Jesus portrayed as Life.

To further demonstrate the higher reality of birth that was portrayed to Nicomedus in the Gospel of John (see Cosmic Ovum And Sperm), Jesus stated: "...Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" -- and this fact is a true reality of life.    Yet, because the Church has been spiritually disenfranchised by Pagan Rome when they adopted the religious doctrines of the heathen Emperor Constantine in the fourth century, the modern dogmatic Church is totally incapable of understanding the reality of mind and spirituality that Jesus is portraying, and they have adopted the carnal doctrine that this required second birth is accomplished by repeating a prayer to the Jesus-god of Rome.    In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.    Jesus then states to Nicomedus in the Gospel of John: "...Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.  That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again" -- i.e., that birth which is of the flesh, is of this world -- while that birth which is born out of the Living Water of Immersion in the cleansing of the teachings of TheWay, and the Feminine Holy Spirit in the form of a Virgin Birth that is not of the physical, but of the Spirit -- only such a person who becomes a disciple of TheWay -- "...fulfill[ing] the commandments of the Law [within himself], he would have been the Christ" -- is able to achieve the objective of the Gospel and bring about the next phase of birth that Jesus taught was absolutely necessary to be called his disciple.   And only those who achieve this next level of birth is able to gain entrance into the Kingdom and Life.    Moreover, that not only the historical man Jesus, but also his inner core of disciples, had achieved these other levels of birth, is seen in the words: "...Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness.  If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?" (John 3:1-12 NKJ).   Take notice of the plurality of Jesus' words and witness: "...We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness."     Who, therefore, is the WE that Jesus is making reference to?   That the Christian world is incapable of understanding what is being stated, is because the Church became spiritually disenfranchised by adopting the doctrines and lifestyle of Pagan Rome.    And thus, the next stage of the Virgin Birth remains an enigma to the whole foundation of their thinking.  

The implications of the above is that our systems of education which attempt to teach through rote programming -- only acknowledging the very limited three-dimensions of this world as being valid -- does more to inhibit the child/student from coming to possess genuine knowledge, than if they had never attended our formal type of education.  

  The Laws - The Etheric Field - Reverse Darwinism: The Dilemma that we are presented with in the foregoing can be best defined as the paradox of error.   While it is true and factually presented that the faith-based believer has no idea as to the true meaning of the scriptures, it is also true that their pseudo-intellectual critics are absolutely clueless as to the the meaning of what they openly condemn.   While the biblical authors openly attempted to warn the faith-based Christians that the limitations of the "natural" consciousness of man made it impossible for even the congregation of baptized and committed believers to understand the higher reality of the soul and what Paul called the Mysteries of the Gospel and the Kingdom (see  Mystery), to their own demise they ignore these warnings.   On the other hand the pseudo-intellectual critics also ignore these many warnings -- and in proceeding as if the warnings do not exists, the critics cannot provide their readers any wisdom whatsoever as to the very purpose and objective of the scriptures they ignorantly critique, misrepresent and even condemn.    The fact that the authors of the scriptures openly warn the seekers that the mind must be prepared -- and even undergo a process of transformation and even birth -- in order to begin to comprehend man's higher soul and spiritual reality -- is not at all addressed by the critics.  

What is truly difficult for the critic to come to terms with is the fact that the higher reality of the Pattern of Mind and Being that is revealed in the scriptures, can in fact be portrayed as Darwinism in reverse -- which is why the blindness to man's higher reality on the part of believer and critic alike, is in fact self-imposed.   Under the heading of The Great Allegory Of Mind And Matter I present the Darwinist example of the whale -- i.e.,

Darwin, himself, understood that his explanations were drawn from a very incomplete and inadequate record, and questioned the validity of his own theory when he wrote: "Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain, and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory" (Charles Darwin, On The Origin Of Species).  According to Darwin's theory, the geological record should be full of species that are slowly increasing in complexity over time.  There should be whole communities of people who would themselves represent the long lost missing link that mainstream science has been pursuing -- yet, these communities of people don't exist, because the forms of nature represent mind impressed into allegorical symbols of consciousness -- i.e., evolution in reverse.   Since evolution relies on time, chance, and incremental steps, sudden leaps are not possible.  But this is exactly what the fossil record shows, which directly contradicts the theory of evolution!   Yet, pseudo-intellectuals who maintain absolute control over what is taught in our schools and universities, continue to promote the folly of Darwinism, in the same way that a snake oil salesman continues to peddle his worthless product for his own personal enrichment.   

Whales are portrayed as one-time land mammals that returned to the sea, and grew breathing holes in the top of their heads, as well as flippers and fins that surrounded their legs.   Those who embrace this convoluted reasoning promote the idea that these land mammals over the course of eons, never again stepped foot on dry land, while these radical changes to their bodies were brought about.    And in the same way that the Fundamentalist expects us to believe that the world was created in six days, six thousand years ago, the pseudo-intellectuals expect us to believe that over the course of these eons when these same land mammals still had legs, that (1) neither did their descendents who had legs step foot onto dry land; (2) and they were somehow not attacked by sharks and other predators who were hunting virtually helpless mammals on the surface of the water for food.   We are not talking about a small group of land mammals going back in the water for short periods -- but rather, a rather large group of mammals going back in the water -- over the course of lifetimes of having legs which enabled them to walk on the land -- and over the course of eons of refusal to use those legs, we are being told that very slowly their legs began to atrophy, as fins began to ever so slowly grow over the legs -- and that they grew blowholes in which to breathe out of.   

One of the primary reasons why this theory has been embraced is seen in the fact that within the fins of most whales, exists what appears to be legs -- but in not understanding that the body of the sea mammal is the result of mind being projected from the Field into the form of nature as perceived in the pattern of thought that it represents, the Darwinists have embraced the folly of absolute irrationality.    To prove the absurdity of their reasoning, perhaps they should volunteer to live in the ocean to see if their offspring over the course of eons, become mermaids.    Mind you, something would have to motivate their countless generations of offspring into never stepping foot on dry land, and utilizing the natural qualities of their legs.     Imagine the children of these so called intellectuals dogpaddling in the water in the hope that over the course of thousands of years, the legs of their descendents will turn into mermaid fins!!!   Their convoluted reasoning is that if they entered the water now, and all their offspring remained in the water over the course of tens of thousands of years -- never again using their legs and stepping foot on dry land -- that their offspring would over the course of eons of time, become mermaids.  

In the foregoing linked article (see  The Great Allegory Of Mind And Matter ), Einstein is quoted as saying with respect to the relationship between the (Etheric) Field that is (1) the source of what we see; (2) even though we cannot see the (Etheric) Field with our physical eyes; (3) and of the physical matter that we do see Einstein stated: “We may therefore regard matter as being constituted by the regions of space in which the field is extremely intense… There is no place in this new kind of physics both for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality”.   Yet, Atheists and religious critics ignore the source, while continuing to embrace modern fossilized junk-science in their continued attempt to undermine the wisdom of the mystics and author's of the scriptures.    If what man sees as concrete matter is indeed a blemish that has formed in the intersecting forces of the (Etheric) Field -- and it is the Field that is the Source of all that man sees with his physical senses -- then to continue to support the fossilized junk-science Paradigm of Thought that the Field does not exist, and the life-forms of Nature developed apart from the underlying (Etheric) Field, is little more that the dogma of an intellectually barren body of mentally challenged idiots who for purely ideological reasons, remain disconnected from modern reality.  

Is mankind congenitally blind to the higher realty of the (Etheric) Field?   Or are only those who dwell in that state of mind that Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being, blind to the Source which modern physicists now recognize as being in the (Etheric) Field that not only surrounds all forms of matter -- but is the true source of what man observes with his limited physical senses?  Which reality forces us to ask the question: If the Mystic is correct, and all of mankind has the innate ability to transform the body and its physical senses -- permitting the seeker/disciple the ability to perceive the higher reality that man in his natural organic physical state of mind is blind to -- should the rest of mankind continue to ignore the witness of this body of Mystics?   In order to continue to embrace a fossilized junk-science that is both ideologically driven and immersed in ignorance?   

What all this means is that, what is really being observed in such books by Kersey Graves entitled The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors: Christianity Before Christ, is in fact the application of the knowledge of the Laws and Forces working within the body and mind of man, universally -- i.e., the Laws and Forces that are working within your own mind and being.    And that such symbols as the Virgin Birth, twelve disciples and the crucifixion, is an interpretation of the Universal Laws and Forces that are actively functioning within the consciousness of every man, woman and child throughout all time.      Therefore, the allegation that one religion copies from another religion is simply not true -- as seen in the reality that if a man in one place composes an astrological representation of the stars, we do not accuse another man who has also composed an astrological representation of copying the work of the first man -- because we understand that each has merely composed a representation of what is universally seen and understood.   In like manner, when it is realized that the forms of nature as impressed into matter are themselves universal representations of mind -- then like, what is observed in the stars, is also understood in the scriptural (religious) composition of many wise men who have each observed these Universal Laws and Forces which, like the stars, are common to all of mankind.   

In the example of the Virgin Birth: If another phase and cycle of birth must be brought about within the person -- and this phase of birth is non-sexual from a physical perspective -- and yet, the male/female spheres and forces of mind must become united and matured in the third-force of Mind -- then this next stage of birth was universally portrayed as a Virgin Birth.   And in this respect the words virgin and birth possess a meaning that is universal across the beliefs and spectrums of man's languages and cultures.   Which means that when a non-physical sexual virginal birth process is brought about in the experiences of one group of people -- are they copying another religious group who brings about this same secondary process of non-physical sexual virginal birth within their own higher spiritual experiences?   That neither the faith-based believer or the pseudo-intellectual critic understand this next phase of non-sexual birth is  not the result of copying religious myths -- but rather, common terminology that neither understands because they have never experienced the fulfillment of the process of the Virgin Birth within their own mind and being.    But in not understanding the Cosmology of Mind -- or the holographic pattern of male and female that permeates every aspect of our mind and being -- the conceptual reality of what is portrayed in the allegorical symbolism of the virgin birth remains inconceivable to the whole of their paradigm of thinking.   

In defense of the faith-based believer and the critic who does not comprehend the true esoteric meaning of the scriptures, one of the inherent problems seen in their struggle to comprehend the enigma of the scriptures is often the result of the absence of important teachings which were removed by the post-Nicene Church (see BibleCorruption.com).   If the Second Coming is indeed an allegorical portrayal of the next stage of birth within the mind and being of the seeker/disciple, then of utmost importance is the statement preserved in the Second Epistle of Clement which reads: but is preserved in the Second Epistle of Clement where Jesus teaches on the coming of the Kingdom in the words: “Let us expect, therefore, hour by hour, the kingdom of God in love and righteousness, since we know not the day of the appearing of God. For the Lord Himself, being asked by one when His kingdom would come, replied, 'When two shall be one, that which is without as that which is within, and the male with the female, neither male nor female’”  

How is that condition achieved where "...the male with the female, neither male nor female’”???    And, it must be noted, that unless this condition where the duality of male and female is achieved, the Epistle of Clement which directly quotes the teachings of Jesus that were evidently removed from the Gospels, conveys to the believer that the Kingdom cannot come.   Thus, where Jesus taught that one must achieve the next stage of birth to enter the Kingdom, this overcoming of the duality of male and female has little to do with the physical marriages of man and woman in this world -- but rather, the subsequent stages of Marriage and secondary birth that modern man does not at all understand the higher reality of.   But even more revealing is the similar teaching that has been preserved in the Gospel of Thomas where it states: "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female..."    Which provokes the question: how can "you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female..."?

A greatly revealing teaching and concept with respect to the process of alchemical transformation where the physical becomes the environment of the Final Temple portrayed in the allegorical portrayal of the Virgin Birth is presented to us in the Pistis Sophia in the words: "Do not desist from seeking by day and by night, until you find the purifying mysteries of the light, which refine the body of matter and make it a pure light very refined."   This reality portrayed in the necessary condition where the seeker undergoes the process of transformation "...which refine the body of matter and make it a pure light very refined", portrays a body that is undefiled from the impurities of this world -- permitting the union of consecrated flesh and indwelling spirit that brings about the transformation which is necessary to comprehend the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom that the biblical authors warned were incomprehensible to man in his "natural" organic condition of mind and being.    And it is this holographic interaction of male and female within the construct of the Forces and Laws of Mind, Consciousness in an undefiled (virginal) state of Being that is the substance of the true meaning of the scriptures.   And since the process of achieving this elevated human condition is the primary objective of the spiritual core of all the enlightened religions of mankind since the very dawn of time, to portray this necessary condition of sexual interaction taken to the next rung of the holographic pattern of man's higher mind and being as borrowed myths and legends, must be recognized as absurd and irrational.    And in like manner, if the Mind is comprised of twelve (12) (paradoxical) spheres -- male and female in relation to each other -- that must be brought into absolute harmony with the higher reality of an elevated mind (allegorically portrayed as Jesus), then the fact that these twelve (12) spheres of mind are universally noted by all religions which seek to Know Thyself -- and the Kingdom within -- then is one source copying the myths of another religion when they allegorically portray the pattern of their own mind?    

From a higher and enlightened perspective, each of the traditions of a virgin born crucified savior with twelve disciples is more accurately the independent witness of a higher reality of mind and being that each of the sources has attested to -- drawn from the universal experience of the holographic interaction of male/female within the construct of the necessary "...refined ...body of matter and make it a pure light very refined".    And the fact that neither the blind religious authorities, or the pseudo-intellectuals who attempt to portray these traditions as either an historical account, or a hoax that one religious source has copied from another, is representative of their own ignorance of the higher reality of mind and being that is independently witnessed to by each of these traditions.    The reality of this world as a mental-womb is presented and explored at The Great Allegory Of Mind And Matter.   That each of the animals and forms of nature are themselves allegorical representations of aspects of mind impressed into the image that nature has imbued them with, means that there exists a higher interpretation of the meaning and reality of the forms of nature that is universal to all of man's endeavors.   Thus, what is often seen as copying or borrowing, is in reality an interpretation of a predetermined meaning that is conveyed in the image ingrained in the form of what is perceived with respect to the universal meaning of that image.  A swine is portrayed as being unclean, because it's bodily rendering is representative of a thought that has been allegorically projected into the image of the swine -- as is that of the dog that is detested by carnal Jews and Muslims alike -- and this is true of the whole of the animal kingdom that bears the signature of the God of Nature.   Further, the whole of man's body is an allegorical projection of mind -- in contradistinction to the brain being the actual mind of the person -- and this reality of mind and being is presented and explored in The Brain/Mind Connection.   And it is largely for this reason that the pictorial portrayal of the Tree of Life which is a representation of the twelve spheres of mind, is drawn over the body itself.   That the graphic image on the right also has the Star of David overlaying the body, is a further representation of the Forces and Laws that manifests and animates the whole of our physical and mental being while in this world.   In many respects what Nature has done can be envisioned as if higher reality was holographically projected into the physical -- with each aspect of thought and mind represented in a characteristic and attributes that is revealed in the form of the projection into Nature -- and that what is ultimately revealed is the Forces and Laws that have animated the individual attributes of mind projected into the allegorical images with which the individual elements of nature are imbued.  

That wise men, mystics and visionaries have attempted to warn mankind that the scriptures are not an historical account -- but rather, a spiritual text book of universal symbols written in the language of the soul, that act as catalysts in the development and "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”, should come as no surprise to anyone.   Under the subheading of the Old Testament in the article An Inconvenient Truth it is easily demonstrated that these Truths are confirmed to the reader:  In the words of Moses Maimonedes, one of the most respected of Jewish theologians, historian, and Talmudist, where he writes about the nature of scripture: “Every time that you find in our books a tale the reality of which seems impossible, a story which is repugnant to both reason and common sense, then be sure that the tale contains a profound allegory veiling a deeply mysterious truth; and the greater the absurdity of the letter, the deeper the wisdom of the spirit”.   The objective of Judaism is to become transformed into Spiritual Israel.   In the exact same manner as the enlightened Jewish Rabbi's, the early Christian Church Father Origen writes: “It is sufficient however, to represent in the style of a historic narrative what is intended to convey a secret meaning in the garb of history, that those who have the capacity may work out for themselves all that relates to the subject.”   And with regard to what would otherwise be promoted as historical symbols and events that would appear to us as the knowledge of superficial episodes of the past, Origen writes: “I believe that every man must hold these things for images, under which the hidden sense lies concealed” (Origen - Huet., Prigeniana, 167 Franck, p. 142).   Students of Hebrew Mysticism will perceive that what the third-century Christian Church Father Origen wrote was no different than what is contained in the Zohar, where it states: “The narratives of the doctrine are its cloak.   The simple look only on the garment, that is upon the narrative of the doctrine; more they know not.   The instructed, however, see not merely the cloak, but what the cloak covers”.   The Jewish mystic who spends his life seeking the inner meaning of the written word that the natural mind of man is incapable of seeing, has warned: "Thus the tales related in the Torah are simply her outer garments, and woe to the man who regards that outer garb as the Torah itself, for such a man will be deprived of portion in the next world..." (the Zohar quoted in No Jew Has Read The Torah).   Peter said what appears to be historical never happened.   Paul called the literal text an allegory.   These same truths are again conveyed to us in the words of the Church Historian Eusebius: “Many were led astray by reading the allegorical contents of the scriptures literally in the method of the Pharisees and Sadducees”.   What these symbols truly mean is perhaps best expressed by G.R.S. Mead in his celebrated work, Fragments of a Faith Forgotten, where he explained that, once properly understood, the true meaning of what is “…projected onto the screen…” of the scriptures, “…was in reality a picture of their [man’s] own minds”

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

What Moses Maimonedes is stating in the above, then, is that there exists many parts of the scriptures that are literally and historically not true -- going so far as to even portray portions of the written texts as being "...repugnant to both reason and common sense".   And if this is true, the question must be asked:  How can any intelligent reader of the scriptures, whether believer or critic, make the claim that they know what it being stated, when the scriptures were intentionally written so that only an initiate could perceive the true meaning?   Why was unhistorical events that were "...repugnant to both reason and common sense" even inserted into the scriptures in the first place?   Because much of what was presented in the literal text was exactly as Paul portrayed it -- i.e., "Jewish fables" (Titus 1:14).   The question must therefore be asked: Why did the authors of the scriptures weave their truths within and around "Jewish fables"?    The answer is twofold -- i.e., (1) because when the Key of Knowledge is employed, the very forms of nature which are in themselves allegorical symbols of mind impressed into living and natural forms can be used to present a Living Representation of the Laws and Forces of Mind and Being -- and (2) because if their writings did not conform to the very heathen and superstitious beliefs of the nomadic tribe who called themselves Jews, the writings themselves would be rejected and destroyed.    Therefore, because the Mystics recognized the journey of the soul, they understood that they, or the future images generated by their own soul -- would need the wisdom and knowledge contained within the scriptures in the future -- and what better way to preserve this sacred knowledge than to place it in the hands of believers in the manner of a Trojan Horse, and use the congregation of blind believers as mules who transport and safeguard the esoteric knowledge from one time-period into the next -- to be used again by those who understand the proper application of the Key of Knowledge which unlocks the esoteric secrets of mind and being.    Therefore, isn't Paul stating this exact same truth when he writes to the Galatians who are attempting to embrace Jewish ritualistic ways, and states: “Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?” And then Paul goes on to explain to those who want to attempt to read the written word literally, in an historical context as Christians do today: “For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory” (Gal 4:21-24 KJV). 

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

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

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

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

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

  The Key Of Knowledge And The Cosmology Of Mind: When the Key of Knowledge is properly applied to the scriptures, and they are turned within to unlock the inner "narrow strait gate" that bestows entrance into the Kingdom to the true seeker and disciple of TheWay, then the commandment at Genesis 1:28 to "Be fruitful and multiply..." pertains more to the expansion of one's own mind and consciousness, than to bringing forth children in the outer world.   And when the physical and its relationship to the spiritual as portrayed in the allegorical pattern of Heaven and Earth within the holographic Cosmology of Mind is understood, in conjunction with the spiritual meaning of the Final Temple is perceived in its true spiritual meaning as the Fulfillment of the Law and the Commandment that "...We cannot atone for our shortcomings by sacrificing animals, but we can sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions. We cannot find G-d in Jerusalem; we must find Him in us" (quote from AskMoses.com at The Final Temple ) is the Fulfillment of the Commandment in Genesis 1:28 to "...fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth" -- and the whole account of the building of the Temple is in reality an allegorical portrayal of the Spiritual Transformation of self as required by Paul in the words: "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV).    And what are the elements of mind and being of man's lower earthly nature that must be put to death?  To the above commandment Paul states to abstain from: "...sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator'” (Col 3:5-10 NIV).   Indicating, that if you express the lower animal appetites of the physical in a carnal manner -- i.e., "...our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions"  -- “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).   

With respect to the Cosmology of Mind and the End Times and predictions of a coming Armageddon, when these predictions are properly understood, what they portray is "…all this is but the beginning of the birth-pangs" (Matt 24:8 RSV - see Armageddon Lost - The Process Of Becoming Born Again).    And how can this next stage of birth be brought about and achieved?   Again, returning to Genesis and the reality of mind and spirit as found in the words: "God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them" (Gen 1:27 KJV).   Fortunately, while many important spiritual teachings that the secular Church under Pagan Rome did not understand and agree with were removed, but this most important teaching on the coming of the Kingdom within the mind and being of the disciple has been preserved in the Second Epistle of Clement where it is stated: “Let us expect, therefore, hour by hour, the kingdom of God in love and righteousness, since we know not the day of the appearing of God. For the Lord Himself, being asked by one when His kingdom would come, replied, 'When two shall be one, that which is without as that which is within, and the male with the female, neither male nor female’”.    How can  "...the male with the female [be] neither male nor female’”?    The answer: When the two become "one flesh" within a Spiritual Divine Marriage -- which holographically merges the male-linear of the husband with the feminine-intuitive of the wife into a spiritual embryo in the pattern of the physical embryo that becomes a fetus (see The Holographic Pattern Of Sex).    This interaction between man and woman, has the ability to develop the feminine-intuitive within the mind and being of the man, which in turn is the environment though which he can begin to seek Wholeness -- and it is this necessary Wholeness that is portrayed in the words: "And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole have no need of a physician; but they that are sick" (Luke 5:32)  

Jesus' statement that unless you "turn about" and become as a little child that you can never enter the Kingdom, has perpetually confused the vast majority of Christians.   Yet, the relationship of the child to the above words that the Kingdom can only come "...'When two shall be one, that which is without as that which is within, and the male with the female, neither male nor female’” is further clarified in the 22nd saying in the Gospel Of Thomas: "Jesus saw infants being suckled. He said to his disciples, These infants being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom. They said to him, Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom? Jesus said to them, When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; and when you fashion eyes in the place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, and a likeness in place of a likeness; then will you enter the kingdom."   
The reality of how and when the Kingdom will come within the Mind and Being of the disciple in relation to the above statement that the seeker must reform what is portrayed in Adam and Eve within one's self into One -- i.e., "...when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female" -- only then can the true meaning of the scriptures as portrayed by the pre-Nicene Church Father Origen be understood when he wrote
in De Principiis: “But all the narrative portion, relating either to the marriages, or to the begetting of the children, or to battles of different kinds, or to any other histories whatever, what else can they be supposed to be, save the forms and figures of hidden and sacred things?   Thus, the scriptures do not make reference to historical men and women, their marriages, the begetting of children, wars and conflicts -- or, for that matter, "...to any other histories whatever" -- because what appears to be historical accounts are in reality allegorical portrayals of the Laws, Forces and Realities of the seeker/disciples own Mind and Being.    And once again -- and most importantly -- in the merger of "...the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female". 

  Marriage - The Warning Of The Apostle - The Key Of Knowledge: If it is true as presented and explored in the above, that without the merger of what is portrayed as "...the male and the female [into] one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female", then the reality is that without understanding the true depth and potential of the relationship of male and female on a physical, mental and spiritual level of mind and being, no real progress can be made by the seeker/disciple.    And this includes not only the reason for the sexual prohibitions throughout the scriptures -- but just as important is the relationship of the physical with the uniting within the mind of man those spheres associated with the male and female that Jesus stated must be brought into oneness "...so that the male not be male nor the female female" -- in conjunction with the seeker/disciple's own birth in the Kingdom.   And without this essential knowledge, neither the reality of the true meaning of the scriptures, nor of the life that each person is living, will be understood -- and will remain an incomprehensible enigma.   

If it is true that there are higher realities of being that are totally inconceivable to the mind of the undeveloped faith-based believer (see  Mysteries Of The Gospel) -- and by virtue of their immaturity, the biblical authors were powerless to explain in detail many of the important Gospel teachings and concepts -- then the spiritually mature author's of the scriptures who do Know of these higher realities, remain virtually powerless to do anything more than to provide the people with a list of do's and don'ts, so that the immature Christians will be in a position where they are then better able to evolve to a mature understanding and comprehension of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay.  To totally ignore these do's and don'ts, without knowing the consequence of one's choices and actions, is paramount to walking out onto a freeway blindfolded. 

I always found it truly amazing that students of the scriptures could read the words of Paul where he states that the mind of the Christians who he had himself taught, would reject the truths pertaining to the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom as utter "foolishness" -- portraying himself as an "ambassador in bonds" who was unable to speak plainly -- and yet the implications of these words when read by the majority of readers, remain ignored to their own detriment.   Further, from this perspective, the best that Paul could do for those who he portrayed as entry-level Christians who were "babes in Christ", was to provide them a series of do's and don'ts that would assist them in evolving through the stages of spiritual immaturity that made it impossible for them to comprehend the True Gospel Meaning and Objectives. 

There are two ultra important possibilities that must be considered -- i.e., the position at least in cultural practice has been advanced by Bishop John Shelby Spong whose side has been portrayed as such: "Although he admits that the Bible is full of statements about sexual virtue, including prohibitions against premarital sex, adultery, and homosexuality, the authors of the Bible were hopelessly uninformed, lacking the benefits of modern research. One author in particular, the Apostle Paul, may have been driven by an inner struggle with his sexual identity"  (see Rescuing The Bible).   And the other side that Bishop Spong remains totally ignorant of, is the fact that the biblical authors were not only well informed as to the reason why the scriptures condemned the cultural immorality of the modern practice of sexually hooking-up outside of marriage, but that the facts could not be adequately explained because of the very reasons why Paul warned that the "natural" organic mind of man was too immature to comprehend the higher reality of the soul and man's ultimate spiritual reality which he must discover and manifest within his own life as he seeks to bring about the next stage of birth.    

I use Bishop Spong as an example of man's modern cultural folly, because I have in the past communicated directly with him (see Reply To Bishop Spong).   I also replied and communicated directly with Bishop Gene Robinson's office on his claim that the condemnation of homosexuality by Paul was based upon a prohibition of heterosexuals from engaging in same sex acts, and not homosexuals (see Reply: Same Sex Acts Unnatural For Heterosexuals) -- with Bishop Robinson making the profoundly ignorant statement that "It never occurred to anyone in ancient times that a certain minority of us would be born being affectionately-oriented to people of the same sex".   And as revealed in my reply to Bishop Robinson, what we are witnessing in the hostility to the position presented in the scriptures, is the result of error begetting even greater error -- and the fact that if you perpetually repeat a lie, that it will come to be accepted as factually true.   The Gospel teaches that the Kingdom must come within the body and mind of the individual disciple through the process of bringing about the next stage of birth through the merger of the male/female spheres of mind within the believer -- and the Spiritual Transformation is portrayed as that of a "child" who builds within themselves The Final Temple -- which permits the seeker/disciple to be born in the (inner) Kingdom.   And that in the application of the Key of Knowledge in the life of the seeker/disciple, the physical embodiment of man and woman is merely an extension of the holographic image of male and female spheres of mind which have been allegorically impressed into the forms of nature.   Therefore, the position of Bishop Robinson that "It never occurred to anyone in ancient times that a certain minority of us would be born being affectionately-oriented to people of the same sex" and the position of Bishop Spong that "...the authors of the Bible were hopelessly uninformed, lacking the benefits of modern research" -- reveals that nothing could be further from the truth.   And this fact is demonstrated conclusively at The Holographic Pattern Of Sex.    The fact that the biblical authors succeeded in bringing about that condition of mind and being where "...the male and the female [had to become merged into] one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female" -- and that this merger and transformation of mind and being provided the biblical authors the spiritual insight gained via an Anointed and Enlightened access to a Higher Source of Wisdom and Knowledge that remains beyond the reach of "natural" man in his organic physical condition of mind -- means that the cultural position of Bishops Spong and Robinson is not only gravely flawed, but can be portrayed as a sentence of death to those who embrace it.    But just as important is the fact that the idea that the sexual interaction of man and woman is only to propagate the species, is just as gravely flawed as that of Spong and Robinson who promote same-sex unions and gender neutrality.  

Reality is: Jesus portrayed this world as the "outer darkness" of mind and being -- but few students of the Bible even understand the reality that is being portrayed.   In the foregoing subheading entitled Why Is It Important To Understand The Inner Spiritual Meaning Of The Scriptures, I portray this world as a "Mental Womb" that is representative of the necessary environment to bring about the expansion and development of mind.   And in the same way that a fetus dwells in the darkness of its mother's womb -- not being able to perceive beyond the limitations of that initial womb of development, what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being is merely the reality of the next womb that mankind is born blind to the higher reality of -- and is unable to perceive beyond its physical limitations without bringing about the next stage of birth -- i.e., Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).     

In a parallel analogy, Plato portrayed this world as a Cave of Illusions (see Plato's Cave).   Unless you begin to understand why Jesus portrayed organic man as being blind to his own higher soul and spiritual reality, and why Plato portrayed everything that you think you see as illusion, then you will remain perpetually lost and mentally shackled and impaired.   Until it is understood that what man observes in the outer world is merely a Blueprint of Mind that is projected  into both the forms of Nature -- as well as the pattern of the whole which is holographically replicated into the Cosmology of mind within each person, no real progress towards escaping these conditions of mental impairment can be achieved.    Further, to ignore the Gospel declaration that Jesus taught those who were portrayed as In The House, totally different than those who are portrayed as being "without" or on the "outside", means that such a person has shackled themselves within a self-imposed prison of absolute ignorance.   And while this is of the utmost importance on a number of levels that organic man has not even yet considered -- one such reality is seen in the fact that the same relationship exists with respect to our own Source as being constituted in the (Etheric) Field which surrounds the physical body-vessel -- which means that the physical body that we do see and observe with our earthly senses, is in fact a projection of the Source which remains beyond our physical vision and ability to detect.   Further, the objectives of the author's of the Gospels was/is to seek the Truths in the underlying (Etheric) Field of the seeker/disciple, and the true meaning of the scriptures when decoded with the proper application of the Key of Knowledge, was and remains the revelation of the necessary knowledge with respect to the Forces and Laws that are active in the unseen (Etheric) Field of one's own Mind and Being -- presented to the seeker/disciple in what is called the allegorical language of the soul -- and that the same allegorical symbolism is exactly the same as the allegorical symbolism that is used by the Author of Nature who embedded the language of the soul into the forms of nature in the outer world -- and this is in fact the reason why the Church Father Origen stated with respect to the application of the Key of Knowledge to both the scriptures and all of organic forms of nature, that “It is sufficient however, to represent in the style of a historic narrative what is intended to convey a secret meaning in the garb of history, that those who have the capacity may work out for themselves all that relates to the subject.”    The key phrase here it seen in the words "...that those who have the capacity may work out for themselves all that relates to the subject” -- which indicates that men and women of true intellect that are free from the restraints of both the Laws, and the carnal limitations of man's cultures and doctrines of belief, have the ability to crack the CODE of not only the scriptures, but of Creation itself, by applying the rules of the Key of Knowledge.   The literal text of the Gospels -- and especially the Sermon on the Mount -- represent those teachings which prepare the seeker/disciple to break free of the restraints of the Laws, which constrain the mind, and enable the seeker/disciple to begin to "...have the capacity [to] work out for themselves" the true meaning of both the scriptures, and the life they are presently living.  

  The Heightening And Expansion Of Mind: If I pose the question: Do you know the purpose and objectives of the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay?   An important insight into the very essence, purpose and higher spiritual objectives of the original teachings of TheWay is contained in an article in the Encyclopedia Britannica under the heading, The History of Christian Mysticism, where it reads: “Although the essence of mysticism is the sense of contact with the transcendent, mysticism in the history of Christianity should not be understood merely in terms of special ecstatic experiences but as part of a religious process lived out within the context of the Christian community. From this perspective mysticism played a vital part in the early church. Early Christianity was a religion of the spirit that expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”    What is expressed in these words is of the utmost importance.   Why?   Because the original teachings of Jesus was not the blind faith and belief in a prophet or god-man -- but rather, the means to transform all Christian disciples of TheWay into prophets and mystics as demonstrated in the words: "...From this perspective mysticism played a vital part in the early church. Early Christianity was a religion of the spirit that expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”.   But, we must then pose the question: Just what is a "...religion of the spirit"?    Like an astronaut who travels beyond the limits of the earth's atmosphere into outer space, a spiritual religion prepares the seeker/disciple to transcend the barrier of this physical world, and enter into what the biblical authors portrayed as the Kingdom of God which Jesus taught was within us.   But to accomplish this spiritual transcendence, you had to first prepare the physical body to make it an environment that would permit "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness” to be brought about -- and this requires a great amount of effort and preparation.     And in the same way that charlatans peddle get-rich schemes which rob the people of their wealth and prosperity, wolves in sheep's attire peddled short-cut schemes -- and it was these counterfeit shepherds who seduced the naive into handing over their money and support so they could live lucratively off the collection plate.  

The spiritual Christians who followed in TheWay and prepared themselves to transcend the natural physical limitations of the body, possessed the Divine Knowledge of the Kingdom which they had succeeded in entering.   And the Spiritual Christians were opposed by those who portrayed themselves as Orthodox -- who more often than not were charlatans who for the sake of mammon and the political power of this world, ardently opposed the Spiritual Christians because they represented a direct threat to their base of money and political power.  

  Intuitive Mind Vs Linear-Rational: The question can be rightfully asked: If the above is true, then why can't mystics and enlightened spiritual men speak plainly, instead of using the enigma of allegorical scriptures?   The answer can only be understood as the seeker/disciple begins to fulfill the ancient adage to Know Thyself -- and when the Cosmology of Mind is rightly understood, the truth and the reality of self that the disciple seeks, already exists within them.   And thus, what we are presented with are a number of paradoxes that have confronted man since he first stepped foot on the earth.   Thus, these proverbial questions must be confronted:  Is the mind of a child empty?   Or, does a great source of knowledge already exist within the mind of the child that must be tapped into?   Do you instruct a child through rote programming in the manner of our educational systems today?   Or do you guide the child into an environment of self-discovery?      

Mystics have long warned mankind that the reality of this world of appearances is not at all what is seems to be through the perception of man's physical eyes and senses -- i.e., that there is a great deal more that man's senses and perception cannot detect or even imagine.   And this same enigma of the limits of man's physical senses was noted by Albert Einstein who concluded with respect to man's dilemma when he stated: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."   

In view of the fact that our culture neither understands the intuitive spheres of mind -- neither do they understand the Source of knowledge that the intuitive spheres of mind has the potential to tap into -- mankind has for all intent and purposes shackled himself to a condition of profound self-imposed ignorance with respect to a higher reality that he does not at all understand.   And what the Mystic has long warned mankind, is that because of the shackles imposed upon mankind by his traditional religious, philosophical, cultural and educational institutions which "...have created a society that honors the [rational] servant and has forgotten [and suppressed the development of] the [intuitive] gift" -- thus, blinding mankind to the underlying cause of all that man sees and experiences in this world, man remains perpetually lost and blind in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- or what the philosopher portrayed in the analogy of the illusions of Plato's Cave (see Cave) .  

That the whole of our culture is based exclusively upon the very limited vision of the linear-rational mind which strives to overpower and inhibit the development of the intuitive gift, is why the Apostle Paul warned "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world..." (Col 2:8 NIV).   Thus, where the biblical authors portray what they call the "testimony" of Christ as the entry-level language of allegorical symbols that are intended to act as a catalyst in the beginning development of the entry-level believing Christian, the objective is to bring about the necessary maturity and transformation in the development of the latent intuitive spheres of mind, that enables the seeker/disciple of TheWay to fulfill the higher spiritual objectives of the Gospel -- as presented in the above words of the Britannica: “Although the essence of mysticism is the sense of contact with the transcendent, mysticism in the history of Christianity should not be understood merely in terms of special ecstatic experiences but as part of a religious process lived out within the context of the Christian community. From this perspective mysticism played a vital part in the early church. Early Christianity was a religion of the spirit that expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”.   That this spiritual objective and body of esoteric teachings became lost when the Church came under the dominion of Pagan Rome -- which was the primary reason why our Constitutional Framers inhibited the government from interfering in the practice of religion -- means that the spiritual objective of the practice of religion is in the development of the seeker/disciple to utilize those higher intuitive areas of the mind that is able to connect with the inner transcendent -- i.e., "...contact with the transcendent [that was] part of a religious process lived out within the context of the Christian community. From this perspective mysticism played a vital part in the early church. Early Christianity was a religion of the spirit that expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”.    Which means that the true objective of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay is "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness” through the development of the intuitive centers of the mind which Einstein correctly portrays as "...a sacred gift".

The very fact that it was the objective of the original teachings associated with the historical man Jesus known as TheWay, to bring about this condition of enlightenment about in the life of the individual Christian believer, means that there exists the means to bring this enlightened reality of mind about.   Which means that the question then becomes not if -- but rather, how to bring this "...heightening and enlargement of human consciousness” about in the life of the believer as he progresses down the path of TheWay?   Certainly not through the further development of the mind through the linear rational servant.   In the picture at the right -- "the frontispiece to her translation of Newton, Émilie du Châtelet appears as Voltaire's muse, reflecting Newton's heavenly insights down to Voltaire" (see Voltair) -- what is personified in the term muse, is always representative of a feminine source of wisdom -- and is very much an allegorical personification of the intuitive aspects of one's own mind that provides insight and access to the higher source of knowledge and wisdom within one's self.   In the image of the three muses at the left, in Greek writings these would be representative of the personification of the intuitive aspects of mind which must be developed in order to begin to tap into and access man's inner Source of Mind and Being.   And in this respect such biblical figures as Mary Magdalene is not the personification of an historical person -- but rather, the purification, development and raising up of the (feminine) intuitive aspects of the disciples own mind.    In the Gospels associated with Mary Magdalene it is written: “She speaks to the other disciples about Jesus and what she’s seen, and Peter says, ‘I don’t believe the Lord said these things. These are certainly strange ideas.’ And she says, ‘Well, do you think I made them up? Do you think I’m lying about the Lord?’ ”   In this allegorical representation, the linear-rational aspect of mind is represented in Peter's inability to comprehend what the feminine-intuitive as represented in the allegorical personification of Mary Magdalene reveals.   And since these intuitive visions, impressions and wisdom does not support the linear reasoning of the masculine vision of this world and Creation, in most people they are rejected. 

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

In the same way that Peter as representing the (male) linear-rational spheres of mind states of the intuitive visions and wisdom of Mary Magdalene:  "...These are certainly strange ideas", it is a fact that it is the lopsided development of what Einstein portrayed as the linear rational servant that inhibits the development of the intuitive gift -- i.e., as seen in Einstein's statement that “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”     Without the balanced development of the intuitive, the linear rational which only senses outwardly, arrives as a point where it becomes what can be portrayed as flat-lined -- which in turn inhibits the further development of the linear rational servant from itself maturing beyond organic limitations.   And herein lies the great obstacle to human development that linear-intellectuals don't at all understand -- i.e., the reality that the linear programming of the mind which is the agenda of our educational systems -- including the reading of books and traditional study -- only serves to inhibit the development of the intuitive spheres of mind -- and it is the lack of balance between the inward looking intuitive and the outward looking linear-rational that inhibits the development of the mind beyond a certain very shallow organic physical level of maturity.  

The problem is seen in the fact that the linear rational servant can only look outwardly -- and not only remains totally ignorant of an inner reality that it is blind to -- but it demands that all of mankind ignore and even reject the higher causal reality that can only be sensed and understood through the development of the intuitive centers of mind.   Like the tip of the proverbial iceberg, what is observed protruding out of the water is very small in relation to the immense body of ice that is beyond man's normal scope of vision lying beneath the water line.   And because our culture and linear learning environment actually inhibits the development of the intuitive, it remains atrophied and latently embryonic.   This is seen in the fact that when the leaders of the Jews (Pharisees) asked Jesus when the Kingdom of God would come upon the earth in the manner that they believed it would, he told them that it would never come upon the earth so as to be seen with their eyes (that look outwardly), because the Kingdom already exists within them (see http://GateOfEden.com ) -- and it is accessed through the development of the intuitive spheres of mind that are positioned to look inwardly -- which then must be balanced with the outward looking rational linear.

In the parable of the prodigal son who is subject to the limited perception and understanding of what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness), man dwells in a world of illusions (see Plato's Cave) that are an allusion of mind impressed into the allegorical images of nature.   In her book, The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle, author Karen L. King writes: "…the Gospel of Mary communicates a vision that the world is passing away, not toward a new creation or a new world order, but toward the dissolution of an illusory chaos of suffering, death, and illegitimate domination. The Saviour has come so that each soul might discover its own true spiritual nature, its ‘root’ in the Good, and return to the place of eternal rest beyond the constraints of time, matter, and false morality."    The error of Karen King is typical, in that in her failure to properly apply the Key of Knowledge, she perceives Mary Magdalene as a flesh and blood woman, not understanding that Mary is representative of the intuitive spheres of mind that must be evolved and raised up, in order to tap into and connect with man's inner Source of Being -- and ultimately the True Prophet.

  Spiritual (Intuitive) Development: One of the primary objectives of the Original Scriptures was the development of the Intuitive spheres of mind that brought about Enlightenment through the eventual Anointing (Messiah/Christ) of the Mind -- which enabled the seeker/disciple to transcend the natural barriers of the physical, and be taught directly by God.   But to even begin to accomplish this spiritual transformation of the body and physical consciousness, those spheres of mind associated with the Intuitive had to be developed and then integrated with the rational-linear at a higher level of man's consciousness and being than his normal organic consciousness would naturally permit.    Thus, in their original condition before being corrupted by the Church (see http://BibleCorruption.com ), the scriptures were intended to begin the process of "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness” (see Expansion Of Mind) that would enable the seeker/disciple to become enlightened and be taught by God -- i.e., "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me" (John 6:45 NKJ).   And it was for this reason that the historical man Jesus commanded his disciples not to be called teacher or rabbi -- i.e., "But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have One Teacher, and you are all brethren" (Matt 23:8 RSV) -- and this was commanded, because ultimately, there is Only One True Teacher, and that is the True Prophet -- often referred to as the Logos, the Son of God, and the Teacher of Righteousness.    And that those lost prodigal sons who look to other men as their teacher, rabbi or leaders, will be greatly deceived and misguided, is why the disciple Peter in the Clementine Homilies declared: Hence, O beloved Clement, if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth. For if any one else knows anything, he has received it from Him or from His disciples”.  (see The Search For The True Prophet/Logos/Son Of God Within One's Own Mind And Being).     

If we pose the question as to how blind to man's higher soul and spiritual reality the linear-rational mind is?   Both the blindness and mental impairment and dysfunction is so severe, that the person who is limited to normal linear reasoning is portrayed as being dead in the scriptures (see The Dead Know Nothing).    Thus, the lopsided development of the linear-rational which is brought about in our cultural educational systems by pseudo-intellectuals who only utilize and develop the linear-outward spheres of mind -- and by the very nature and purpose of instruction, totally suppress the intuitive spheres of mind -- inhibit the whole development of mind to the degree that the students become intellectually flat-lined and totally incapable of grasping higher understanding of both self, and the life the person is living.   That in their original condition prior to being corrupted by the Church (see http://BibleCorruption.com ), the scriptures which are allegorical (see An Inconvenient Truth) contained important teachings and catalysts that developed the intuitive spheres of mind -- catalysts which began the process of connecting the seeker/disciple with both the higher reality of their soul and what the original disciples called The True Prophet who was and is the One Teacher that Jesus said to seek out -- it was this enlightening of the mind of the seeker/disciple that was the very purpose of the teachings of Jesus which were originally called TheWay.    And thus, the development of the intuitive by virtue of the important teaching that were removed by the Church, and the catalysts of the allegorical scriptures, brought about the fulfillment of the original objectives portrayed in the Encyclopedia Britannica under the heading, The History of Christian Mysticism, where it reads: “Although the essence of mysticism is the sense of contact with the transcendent, mysticism in the history of Christianity should not be understood merely in terms of special ecstatic experiences but as part of a religious process lived out within the context of the Christian community. From this perspective mysticism played a vital part in the early church. Early Christianity was a religion of the spirit that expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”   

How blind to the true meaning of the scriptures and the realities of life is the linear-rational mind which is associated with the pseudo-intellectualism that is promoted by our culture and taught in our schools today?  In the subheading of Flawed Human (Linear) Reasoning in the article An Inconvenient Truth it reads that: And that human reasoning, the quasi-religious dogma of man's religions and his philosophical schools of thought, are always in error by virtue of their lack of balanced development between the linear and intuitive spheres of mind -- which lack of balance invokes a blindness to the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God -- which reality Paul presented in the words: "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world..." (Col 2:8 NIV).    And the degree that the seeker of Truth is to abandon and reject the dogmatic and philosophical (linear) reasoning of this world, is further presented in the words of the Apostle Peter who is quoted in the writings of his disciple Clement: "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without". (see The Spiritual Disenfranchisement Of The Mind).     

If neither the true meaning of the allegorical scriptures, or the realities of life itself, can be understood using "...the understanding of our own mind" when man is dependent upon the linear-rational spheres of mind, only then can man begin to understand why the Apostle Paul warned that the believer should not depend upon human logic and reasoning "...which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world..." -- which to their own detriment the Church has ignored this warning.     What the Apostle Paul portrays as "...the basic principles of this world..." is the linear-reasoning which physicist Niels Bohr stated that “…The great extension of our experience in recent years has brought to light the insufficiency of our simple mechanical conceptions and, as a consequence, has shaken the foundation on which the customary interpretation of observation was based.” These “…mechanical conceptions” make reference to Darwin and the Theory of Evolution which is born out of the blindness of human linear reasoning and logic.   A blindness portrayed by William A. Tiller in the words: “The present scientific establishment has grown somewhat fossilized by its current world picture and is locked into a view of reality that has outlived its usefulness. It has begun to limit mankind’s growth and has so increased its sense of specialization, separateness, materiality, and mechanical computer-like functioning that it is in real danger of self-extermination” (see Science Proves Religion).   So the question becomes will mankind's rejection of the reality portrayed by the modern physicist -- as well as his abandonment with the original purpose of the Gospel teachings -- cause him to go the way of the dinosaur and bring him to the precipice where his reliance upon linear-reasoning has placed him "...in real danger of self-extermination”

   The Design And Objective Of The Scriptures: By design, the objective of the scriptures is to bring about the necessary balance and development of the linear-rational and intuitive spheres of mind -- which balance permits both the linear and the intuitive to evolve and develop beyond the natural organic barriers that are supported by the physical body-vessel -- and ultimately enabling the seeker/disciple to tap into an Inner Source of Knowledge that is beyond normal human understanding.    While it is the linear spheres of mind that read the literal text of the scriptures, the linear must rely upon the intuitive by utilizing the allegorical symbols as a catalyst to bring about a higher perception and understanding of the written text.   What this means is that the linear which makes sense of what is read, is reliant upon the development of the intuitive to understand the meaning of the allegorical symbols -- and it is the balance of the two spheres of mind that bring about the necessary evolution which was portrayed in the above as "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness” (see Expansion Of Mind).   The Objective of the scriptures and the Original Teachings of TheWay was to bring about the spiritual transformation of the seeker/disciple -- and this was accomplished through the interaction of the linear and intuitive through the catalyst of the allegorical symbols of the scriptures -- symbols which portray the very Universal Laws and Forces of Mind and Being -- which not only evolve and mature both the linear and the intuitive spheres of mind -- enabling what is portrayed as the Third-Force of Mind to connect with man's inner Source of Being.       

What is necessary is the interaction of the linear and intuitive on equal footing and importance -- one not dominating the other -- with this interaction being carried out within the catalysts of the Laws and Forces of Mind that are manifest in the allegorical symbolism of the scriptures -- which interaction has the potential to evolve both the linear and the intuitive -- manifesting a higher and enlightened vision, understanding and knowledge of self and Creation, in the Third-Force that is said to make the two, "one flesh" in the higher reality of soul and spirit.   Where it sounds the warning in the foregoing that "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind" -- because the linear spheres of mind that are bound to this physical world are always limited in the spectrum of understanding what is beyond its perception and comprehension -- and when the linear mind attempts to interpret the scriptures which are not designed for this purpose, the conclusions are always in grave error.     And all the countless sects, opinions, religious philosophies and doctrinal positions, are all based upon this grave error -- which is the reason why the Apostle Peter further warns (see foregoing): "...For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without".   The natural human linear understanding of the scriptures is not only always in error -- and the beginning of an enlightened understanding of both the scriptures and life itself, starts with a condition of Wholeness of Mind functioning within the balance of the Laws in the environment that permits "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”.

In order to be effective, this process of transformation must be brought about within the environment of body/mind that is allegorically portrayed as the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed.   This, to the degree, that the Gospel account warns that if you fail to understand and put the teachings and concepts of this parable into practice, that you will not be able to understand any part of the true spiritual meaning of the scriptures -- and/or, even life itself -- i.e., “Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?”.    The application of what Jesus portrayed as the Key of Knowledge which has the potential to unlock the inner "narrow strait gate" to the Kingdom within, is brought about through the process of turning the scriptures within one's self as the seeker/disciple begins to consciously interact with the Laws and Forces of Mind that control the seeker/disciples spiritual condition of mind and being -- thereby evolving and transcending the physical through the experientially gained esoteric knowledge of the Cosmology of Mind in the endeavor to Know Thyself.    Thus, the profound statement preserved in the Gospel of Thomas: "But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty... Whoever finds himself is superior to the world".   When properly understood, the Design and Objective of the Scriptures is to use as a catalyst to initiate and bring about this self knowledge that without which, the person is portrayed as "...dwelling in poverty and it is you who are that poverty..."

  The Biblical Code: It is important to understand the reality presented in the Gospels when Jesus spoke to the multitudes in parables -- a system of allegories designed to conceal the inner meaning from the multitude of hearers, while permitting only a select group of hearers to understand the esoteric truths that were being revealed (see Mystery Of The Gospel).   And when his disciples asked Jesus why he spoke in enigmatic parables, and did not speak plainly to the people?   Jesus said of his disciples: “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV).   The word "...outside" , denotes those who Jesus portrayed as dwelling in the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness).   And the word translated secret, is the same word translated mystery at the foregoing link ( Mystery Of The Gospel), and makes reference to an esoteric knowledge that is beyond man's organic "natural" comprehension, is a reality that few modern believers or the critics of religion have been able to come to terms with (see An Inconvenient Truth).   Yet, in a state of spiritual denial, the modern Church attempts to ignore the implications of what these words convey.    In explanation of the above teachings of Jesus, the Wycliffe Bible Commentary writes that: “…the initiate was instructed in the esoteric teaching... which was not revealed to outsiders… The mystery of the kingdom in its ultimate development is the full-orbed message of the Gospel (Rom 16:25-26). The purpose of parables was to instruct the initiates without revealing the items of instruction to the ones who were without. This is in keeping with the Biblical principle that spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual...”

Why and how is "...spiritual understanding ...restricted to those who have become spiritual”???   Because higher spiritual perception and understanding is dependent upon Wholeness of Mind.   The physical consciousness of the body only supports the development of mind that pertains to the physical.   The linear spheres of mind in their natural organic state, can only assess outward phenomena -- phenomena that the linear spheres of mind can only perceive a very limited and partial perception of.   But even more importantly, when Jesus is portrayed as only speaking in parables to the multitude of hears -- which means that among those who are portrayed as the multitudes, those who possessed the innate ability to understand the deeper spiritual meaning of the parable, were those who also possessed the innate potential to be awakened by the parable -- while the majority of the hears remained bound by human organic reasoning that made it impossible for them to understand the true meaning of the parabolic teachings.   And while the reader should be moved to immediately question why the few possessed an ability to perceive and understand that the vast majority of the multitude of hearers did not -- few students of the scriptures even possess the insight to question what makes these few different from the rest of the multitude of hearers?   In fact, the modern Christian who is anchored by the fourth century manmade dogma of the pagan Church of Rome, is simply incapable of answering this ultra-important question.    Where it can be said that the 4th century Church of Constantine put to death the Spirit of the Church (see above The Corruption Of The Church), it's Spiritual Castration which totally alienated the congregation of believers from comprehending even what was left of a corrupted and spiritually sanitized New Testament (see Bible Corruption), was implemented in the 6th century.   As an example of how the Christian world was literally forced to adhere to the dogma of the secular priests and emperors, when the doctrine of the pre-existent soul was outlawed by the Emperor Justinian, the Britannica confirms that the emperor then forced his will upon the Church when he "...banished the pope to Egypt , and afterwards to an island, until he accepted the Council, which he ultimately did" (see Teachings On Pre-Existent Soul ).    After relenting to the will of the emperor, and finely accepting the decree of the emperor after seven months of imprisonment, it is reported that the pope met with an untimely death before he could even return to the Vatican.    And while it is true that most of the modern-day doctrines of the Church was forced upon the Christian world in this same violent manner -- and the vast majority of modern-day believers are all victims of what has come to be known as the Stockholm Syndrome -- the removal of this important original teaching has had such far ranging implications, that it has become impossible for modern believers and critics alike to even begin to get a valid sense of the original Gospel meaning and objectives.    The modern Church is faith-based -- founded upon blind-faith -- because the reader lacks the necessary tools to even get a sense of the very purpose of the original teachings of TheWay.   And this secular imposed intervention where the Christian world was literally forced to succumb to the decrees of the emperors, has had the far ranging effect of spiritually castrating the Church.  

Without an understanding of the journey of the preexistent soul and the manner in which the universal symbols in both the scriptures and the parables can act as catalysts which awaken the hearer or reader, it is impossible for the reader/hearer to comprehend even how this system of allegory and parabolic instruction works.   And in not understanding how the system of instruction works, it is not at all understood how the symbolism employed within the parables and scriptures were designed to act as catalysts which initiated impressions and intuitive knowledge from within the mind of the person -- originating from the other side of the barrier between the person in this physical world, and their higher soul-self that dwells in a non-physical spiritual world (see Man As An Embryonic Soul-Image) -- and those who have in their more distant past developed their mind and being through "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness” (see The Heightening And Expansion Of Mind) -- are in the present able to receive and comprehend the spiritual meaning of the symbols of both the parables and scriptures.    Which means that everything is dependent upon the necessary development of mind -- and especially those intuitive spheres which enable the person to connect with their soul and inner source of being that exists beyond the barrier of the physical -- and this development through "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness” is necessary to fulfill the Gospel teaching on The One Teacher which the disciple Peter portrayed as The True Prophet (see Taught In Parables - The Key Of Knowledge).    And that the whole of this world which is blind to the cause and the Laws that bring about and orchestrates all events in this world -- a condition of blind ignorance that Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- is what necessitates the opening the inner door to learn the true meaning of the events of this world, as well as the true meaning of the catalyst symbols used in the scriptures -- i.e., the warning of Peter: "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without" (see Flawed Human Linear Reasoning).   What this means is that no one -- i.e., either believer or unbeliever -- will understand the true spiritual meaning of the scriptures -- a meaning that is beyond organic human comprehension -- unless the individual person has been enlightened by what the disciples portrayed as the One Teacher and True Prophet, as to the true meaning.   Why?   Because "...spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual...”  -- and the very purpose of both the scriptures, and the Laws that control all events in this world, is to bring this higher understanding about in the life of the worthy seeker/disciple. 

The Apostle Peter warned the seeker/disciple not to rely upon human perception and comprehension in their quest to understand the meaning of the scriptures -- and it is this same rejection of human linear reasoning and the quest to learn from the True Prophet the meaning of the scriptures, that develops the intuitive spheres of mind and prepares the seeker/believer to understand the Forces and Laws that bring about and orchestrate all events of this world.   In the same way that we have the ability to learn and acquire the ability to read -- and we do so by learning to interpret the symbols of letters and words -- all of life is written in a language that we must learn to interpret the symbols of -- and I often portray this as the language of the soul that the Key of Knowledge must be applied to.    Because the Atheist and/or the linear-rational minded person who sees only the outer physical aspects of this material world, remains blind to both the causal factors of what is experienced -- as well as the Laws and Forces which present all events to each person -- and remains ignorant of the choices presented to him/her within the labyrinth of one's scripted life -- the Atheist, the linear-rational, as well as the person who remains undeveloped,  believes these encounters are the result of accident, luck, the unknown, human nature, animal compulsion and/or natural occurrences and selection.   This is of course a lie promoted by blind pseudo-authorities who have been alienated from their own higher soul-nature -- and as such, they lead the people in the wrong direction.   Those few who develop the intuitive spheres of mind are able to not only escape what Jesus portrayed as The Prison and the blind ignorance of the Outer Darkness -- a condition whereby the person sees only what is portrayed as the illusions of Plato's Cave -- but also perceive the causal factors of each encounter -- and the Laws which present to us our choices within the labyrinth.  Part of us -- i.e., our higher soul-self that is not manifest in this world -- not only knows the meaning of the symbols of life -- but also the causal factors initiated by the Laws which are presented to us in the manner of a labyrinth that scripts every aspect of our life.  

The purpose of this world is the evolution and advancement of the soul of man -- and one of the primary objectives that is necessary to bring this evolution about in the reality of the individual, is to develop the intuitive spheres of mind that permits one to perceive and comprehend what lies beyond the curtain of the "outer darkness", and begin to develop the ability to understand the whole encounter of life that the individual experiences.   The scriptures are written in a series of allegorical symbols (see An Inconvenient Truth) that act as a catalyst which has the potential to bridge the inner divide between the person we are in this world, and our higher soul-reality -- and as the person begins to advance beyond the physical organic mind, they begin to perceive that all of material nature is itself imbued with symbols of mind and consciousness impressed into the forums of nature that we interact with (see The Allusion Of The Forms Of Matter).     And when it is understood that the Source of all that we see in the material world is in the (un-seen Etheric) Field that modern physicist have now proven surrounds all physical forms in this world (see The Folly Of Darwinism -- and Science Proves Religion) -- then as the seeker begins to unlock the allegorical language of the scriptures which act as catalysts within his own mind and being, the same esoteric reality of nature itself begins to unfold to the mind of the disciple of TheWay -- i.e., (5) Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you..." (Gospel of Thomas). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  

  Religion As A System Of Education: When Jesus promised that his disciples will know the Truth that will set them free (John 8:32), he was not portraying the plight of blind faith and belief in manmade dogma that has bound and enslaved the modern Church today -- but rather, that his followers will become immersed in a system of spiritual development known as TheWay, that will evolve and Anoint (Messiah/Christ) their mind in order to reveal all the Mysteries of Creation to their elevated and enlightened understanding.   The fact of the matter is that while those who are portrayed as teachers, teach, in reality even those who teach know that they have no real answers as to the meaning and mysteries of life.   So in reality it can be said that those who teach are merely dispensing cultural and philosophic speculation to others, regardless of the fact that those who teach possess no real knowledge. 

If we even begin to ask the question: How important is the development of the latent intuitive spheres of mind associated with Mysticism?    What is today known as faith-based religion is portrayed in the Bible as the elementary teachings designed specifically for entry-level congregations of believers.    What the Apostle Paul portrayed as the "testimony" of Christ, was set forth to the people he converted as a starting point.  And when it is understood that the objectives of the original teachings of TheWay were in fact parallel to that of our modern educational systems -- i.e., "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness” -- with the objective being to learn directly from the Source of all Knowledge that Creation was brought into existence to bring about in the eternal reality of the soul of mankind -- then it can also be understood that if the objective of our educational system is to obtain a university and graduate degree, then the beginning of the educational process starts with pre-school or kindergarten -- i.e., an entry-level environment which is necessary to prepare the student to embrace the process of higher learning.   In the same way that you can't enroll an immature student in a college or university, so too must entry-level Christians be exposed one step and level at a time in a religious-based process that brings about their own spiritual maturity and attainment.    And this design and objective of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay is explored in the chapter of the article The Three Lies entitled The Mystery Of The Gospel .    And it is further demonstrated that the pre-Nicene Church (before 325 CE) very much resembled a spiritual healing center that was totally focused on the objective of the development of the seeker/disciple, one level at a time, of the congregation of believers (see The Secret Doctrine ).   To the degree that the Church was accused of being a Secret System that taught the spiritually mature a totally different doctrine than the congregation of believers.   And in reply to the allegations against the Church by the pagan philosopher Celsus, it was noted that the elementary doctrines which survive today as the foundation of faith-based Christianity, was said to be “...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” (Origen Contra Celsum).    So what happened?   In the article  The Secret Doctrine, the pre-Nicene Church is presented in its finest moments as a three-tier healing system which served the needs of the people at every level of the process.  But what happened?  In time the proverbial saying that the inmates took over the institution came to pass -- and the charlatan political leaders of the lower echelon put to death the genuine spiritual healers who were the original core and spiritual essence of the Church.   Resulting in the reality that the entry-level beliefs became the only surviving teachings, when the original Ebionite Nazirenes and Spiritual (Gnostic) Christians were hunted down and murdered because they refused to accept the doctrines of the Emperor of Pagan Rome who ruled over the Church beginning in the fourth century.

Based upon the dogmatic folly of pseudo-authorities such as Martin Luther who promote the thinking that you have completed the process even before you have begun -- i.e., the dogma that once you say your Jesus-prayer, that you have fulfilled all Gospel requirements -- these easily proven fraudulent doctrines  (see The Lie & The Ten Minute Test) are easily demonstrated to be spiritually counterfeit.   Again, under examination, we can easily perceive a parallel relationship between the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay, and our modern-day cultural educational systems.   When a child is first introduced into the system as an entry-level student, what is presented to the child is a vision of the final result where the graduate student is able to become a doctor, lawyer, engineer, computer programmer or some other professional.   The child is told that if they ardently embrace the objectives of the educational system -- prepare their minds through proper study and application -- that they can arise and fulfill all cultural expectations and find great success in their lives.   From the vision presented to the entry-level student, the promise of success is never presented from the perspective of the dropout -- or those who flunk out and fail to take advantage of the learning environment that the educational system provides to the student.   It is not at all suggested that you can hangout in school without study and application, and collect your university degree by merely putting in your time and going through the motions of going to school.   And what is not at all understood  today, is the fact that the promise of the scriptures is parallel to that of the promise presented to the child who enters our educational system -- in that, the promise of the scriptures portrays the reality of those who sincerely engage and complete the process of the original objectives of  "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”, will attain the promised results -- and this promise cannot be achieved by those who become spiritual dropouts.    But as the original teachings became institutionalized under secular control, charlatan priests and clergy (see The Example Of Paul Of Samosata ) peddled dogmatic shortcuts that they said eliminated the need to strive and fulfill the original spiritual objectives of "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness” -- with a greater number of dogmatic dispensations being invented in order to circumvent the process of higher development --  to the degree where the focus of the Church became instant salvation for the purpose of acquiring mammon and the political power of the secular priests and clergy.   And when the remaining spiritual core objected, they were condemned as heretics, hunted down and murdered. 

  Condition Of Mind: As is documented at this link (see Mystery Of The Gospel), Paul warned that if the congregation of faith-based believers were exposed to the esoteric teachings on the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom, they would immediately reject these concepts and teachings as utter "foolishness"!!!    Which means that the biblical authors were confronted by two great looming which they had to overcome -- i.e., (1) while it remained impossible to convey to baptized and committed Christians the spiritual meaning of the Gospel account of Jesus; (2) they had to write the scriptures in such a way, that important essential knowledge became available to them, as the Christians began to evolve through the stages of mental and spiritual immaturity, into a seeker/disciple that had evolved to the point where they could begin to grasp these higher esoteric realities of mind, being and the Mysteries of the Kingdom.    The faith-based believers whose minds were limited by the organic physical consciousness, could only be given what Paul portrayed as the "milk" of the Gospel -- which was the "testimony" of Christ and him crucified -- i.e., "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ).   To the absolute demise of the faith-based believer, not only did the Church of Rome totally reject the necessity of developing the mind of the believer -- but the whole foundational objective of the Gospel was condemned as heresy.   

From an original Gospel perspective, as the faith-based believers began to spiritually mature, they needed an important body of concealed esoteric knowledge to advance beyond the elementary stages.   Therefore, for the good of the faith-based congregations, the Gospel had to be presented to them in such a manner that they could only understand in accord with their own very elementary level of comprehension.   Their minds had to undergo the process of spiritual expansion and development  -- which development enabled them to begin to comprehend the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom -- and the more they began to progress in TheWay, the greater vision and understanding they would then be able to eventually possess.   And thus, Jesus taught in parables, so that those few who possessed the capacity to understand, would receive the instruction that the multitudes were incapable of comprehending.   And if we ask Why?   In the parable of the Sower and the Seed, what is portrayed above as the necessary condition of mind, is taken one step further -- as in the rungs of the proverbial Jacob's Ladder.   In the parable the Sower and the Seed, those who bring forth what is portrayed as sixtyfold, can perceive and understand a higher perception and understanding of what Paul calls the Mysteries of the Kingdom, than those who have brought forth thirtyfold -- and ultimately the ones who have brought forth what is portrayed as "one hundredfold", can perceive and understand what the rest of mankind who dwells in what Jesus portrayed as the Outer Darkness of mind and being, remains totally blind to.  

In the Gospel of Thomas it is warned: (5) Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you. For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest."   And the inconceivable reality that few people comprehend is the fact that everything -- i.e., EVERYTHING -- lies before all of mankind -- and it is only his own blindness portrayed in the condition of mind that Jesus called the Outer Darkness of mind and being, that inhibits him from SEEING AND KNOWING ALL THINGS!!!   YAnd the only way to teach and bring about a condition of Anointed Enlightenment to the individual, is to evolve and mature the person's condition of mind -- which is the primary purpose of the parable of the Sower and the Seed -- which warns those who have not overcome the limits of their human carnal nature, and have failed to bring about the process of expansion of mind and being by becoming the "good ground", these people cannot even begin to understand anything of any true sustenance and spiritual value.    Thus, the warning of Jesus to those who ignore what the parable of the Sower and the Seed states:  “Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?” (Mark 4:13 KJV) -- or, in the wording of a the modern language New Living Translation: “But if you can’t understand this story, how will you understand all the others I am going to tell?”    That the vast majority of believers, as well as the Gospel critics, all fail to understand the true spiritual meaning of the Bible, is because they ignore what this parable states to them.

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

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

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

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

  The Perfect Seed: What the parable of the Sower and the Seed totally dispels is the faith-based dogma embraced by most Messianic and Christian believers which was promoted and endorsed by Martin Luther, that it does not matter how we live, once we have received the Word of God in the form of the Gospel message.  This misconception can be compared to a man who desires to plant a vineyard, and having procured the finest seedlings ever developed, attempts to plant these seedlings in a desert, in a swamp, or a toxic garden environment.   Regardless of the fact that we possess the most perfect seedlings ever known to man, when we live our lives in the manner of a spiritually barren wasteland, the vineyard that we envision can never manifest and become a reality.

In our quest to demonstrate this fact we must ask what the Bible states: In the parable of the sower (Mt 13:1-58; Mk 4:1-20; Lk 8:4-56), Jesus taught that the Word could only be fruitful when it was planted in the proper environment.   The Word that fell upon the ground at the side of The Way, could not become fruitful because Satan takes away what was sown.  And if we pose the question as to where was the seed sown?  The scriptures states “...the word that was sown in their hearts” (Mark 4:15 KJV) -- thus we can see that Satan has the power to alienate the believer from their own true inner spiritual reality.  

And who are the people who can be likened to the Word sown on stony ground?   The Bible says that they receive the Word with gladness -- like Christians who proclaim that they are born-again -- and in our own time they would be seen as people who proclaim that Jesus is their personal Lord and savoir.   They call themselves by his name, and they profess to be the people of God.   But because they “have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended” (Mark 4:17 KJV).  

What does it mean to have no root?   When Jesus taught that the Kingdom is within us (Luke 17:20-21), and that he is the true vine, we must understand that as the branches who are to flourish in the Word in this world, we must bear fruit: "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful" (John 15:1-2 NIV). 

The root of man is his connection to the Kingdom within the essence of his being.   If this root is healthy, then the Spirit and Knowledge of the Kingdom will flow from its inner Source to bring about the growth of the disciple.   If, the believer embodies the symbol of the dog, and the believer clings to the doctrines and traditions of other men -- failing to learn from the One Teacher that Jesus commanded to seek out -- then the Genuine Knowledge that can only be received from the inner Kingdom is negated, and the root that carries the life-giving Spirit and Truth is severed -- as seen in the words: "...my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit".   

And who are those people who can be likened to the Word sown among thorns?   Again we see the problem being when these people cling to the things of this world -- i.e., its culture, mindset, doctrines and materialism -- anything that draws the consciousness of the believer away from the inner Kingdom, and fixates their attentiveness and focus of being in the outer world -- as seen in the words: “And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful” (Mark 4:19 KJV).

As we can readily see, the Bible itself warns that the Word cannot be planted anywhere we choose -- i.e., it cannot be planted by the side of The Way, upon the stony ground, or among thorns -- but rather, only in the environment of what Jesus calls the “good ground”.   When it is realized that the “good ground” is symbolic of our state of mind and body, then we must recognize that our whole conception of the teachings of The Way as a purely faith-based revelation where the alleged believer feels free to live and think in any manner that is culturally convenient for them, is seriously flawed.

Again we see the paradox!  If all that was required was to have faith and profess the name of the Lord, then there would be no purpose in teaching the concepts found in the parable of  the Sower and the Seed.   Moreover, we have the frightening declaration of the Lord to all who would call themselves his followers that: “Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?” (Mark 4:13 KJV) -- or, in the wording of a the modern language New Living Translation: “But if you can’t understand this story, how will you understand all the others I am going to tell?

Those people who preach that the Word of God is universal to any and all environments of thinking and lifestyle -- or that the meaning of the Bible is plain, and can be easily understood -- simply do not comprehend the very first principles of what this verse of scripture proclaims to all who would call themselves the people of God.   Moreover, the Bible itself puts us on notice that only the people who are the good ground, are able to even begin to understand the true meaning of the scriptures -- i.e., “But if you can’t understand this story, how will you understand all the others I am going to tell?”

Contrary to what we choose to believe in our present time, what this parable tells us is that in the same way that we cannot plant seedlings from a fine vineyard in the desert -- among thorn bushes -- or on rocky ground -- or in a culturally polluted and toxic swamp, neither can we plant the Word of God in any cultural or doctrinal mindset and lifestyle.   How do we know this?   Because Jesus said that if we try, then we will be ignoring the very first principles of the Gospel -- and regardless of what we profess with our lips, we will remain spiritually unfruitful.    And that men of an organic mindset attempt to understand what their very minds are incapable of perceiving and comprehending, is why Jesus spoke only to the multitudes in parables -- and why he explained to his disciples when asked: “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV).   And this inability for the believers of the simple faith to comprehend the Mysteries of God was confirmed by Paul who wrote: “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1).   Thus, these believers could only be taught the doctrine of Jesus Christ and him crucified (1 Cor 2:2), because they were not yet spiritual men -- but rather, they were men of flesh and still very much “babes in Christ”.   Paul then explains that: “I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able” (1 Cor 3:2).

The Living Word must be planted in the body and mindset of a disciple who is portrayed as the good ground in order to grow.   Every teaching and concept that Jesus spoke must be envisioned as an essential truth that sprang forth from the biblical foundation that existed at the beginning of our Common Era.   In the same way that a seedling cannot exist apart from the ground within which it is planted, the Bible itself warns us that the purity of the Word cannot flourish within any culture or manner of thinking we attempt to transplant it into.   Unless the word that is preached to you is planted and nurtured within the “good ground” and the same biblical foundation as that which Jesus revealed it from, then it cannot be the genuine Word of God.

The spiritual concepts that are taught in this parable are of such an exalted magnitude, that they should be seen as the very starting place for all those who desire to know anything of any genuine import.   In order to live a life of genuine substance, the life of every child should be molded in accordance with the concepts revealed in this parable -- a parable that is so important to those in pursuit of all Knowledge, both secular and religious, that Jesus warned the people: “And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?” (Mark 4:13 KJV).   And to put this great biblical truth in the more modern language of the New Living Translation: “But if you can't understand this story, how will you understand all the others I am going to tell?”

You can’t!   If you fail to understand the meaning of this parable, then you can never comprehend a single truth of any great importance.   Moreover, I confirm this well defined biblical statement with respect to all of man’s endeavors in his quest to know himself and his true role in the vision of Creation.   It makes no difference if you are a man of faith, science, or philosophy, unless you understand the meaning of this parable in relation to your own life, then you can never know anything of a genuine value and significance.  

We are a people of very limited perception who dwell in a confusing world.   Any student of history must conclude that the most intelligent men throughout all ages have continually been wrong in their ideas pertaining to every aspect of life.   Both the world of science and religion in our own time are as little ships afloat on a sea of confusion.   The truly intelligent person must ask why?   Why has the mind of man dwelled in the darkness of this world for so long?   If the universe is indeed the work of a Supreme Being, then it is reasonable to ask where the answer to man’s great dilemma lies?

There is of course many who will say that the Gospel message was universal, and was put forth for all mankind to read, believe, and affirm their faith!   Many would like to believe this, but the scriptures themselves clearly reveal to us that it is the exact opposite which is true.   When Jesus taught the people, he spoke to the multitudes by parables, and only his disciples were instructed in a plain and straightforward manner.   What this means is that whoever listened to him speak and teach, heard stories about life that each hearer interpreted in accordance with their own understanding.   Fundamentally, then, what each person heard was often not a great revelation of truth -- but rather, very much within the limitations of their own patterns of belief.  

When Jesus was questioned as to why he taught in this manner, he very clearly said: “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV).   In view of the fact that what Jesus called the “secrets of the Kingdom of God” was not taught to the multitude of people who listened to him speak, the question that every believer today must ask is: Why would Jesus not speak plainly to everyone who would listened?

To begin, we must ask ourselves what a parable is?   Based upon church dogma, some people today erroneously believe that a parable makes a teaching more plain and easier to understand.   In demonstration of this misconception, in some modern Bible translations such as that used by the Jehovah's Witnesses, the word parable is rendered illustration.   Why?   Because this is what these religious organizations want to believe -- i.e., it affirms the validity of their quasi-Darwinist manner of thinking -- and it is beyond their comprehension to understand why Jesus would reveal to one group of people a different revelation than another group of people.    

The Bible itself declares this modern-day common assumption with respect to the parables to be false, and clearly states that just the opposite is true.   In explanation of the above words of Jesus, the Wycliffe Commentary writes that: “…the initiate was instructed in the esoteric teaching of the cult, which was not revealed to outsiders… The mystery of the kingdom in its ultimate development is the full-orbed message of the Gospel (Rom 16:25-26). The purpose of parables was to instruct the initiates without revealing the items of instruction to the ones who were without. This is in keeping with the Biblical principle that spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual...”  

In our present-day preaching of the gospel, there is no room for the concept of an “initiate”!   Yet, we continue to alienate ourselves from a higher perception of the Word, so long as we fail to acknowledge that Jesus was not all-inclusive, and it was his disciples who were the initiates into what the Bible states are the Secrets of the Kingdom of God.   The key to understanding what is actually being portrayed in the scriptures, is when we open our eyes to what the Bible actually states, and we permit ourselves to become cognizant of the great truth that “spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual”.   Dogs, swine, complacent believers, unbelievers, can never understand the true meaning of the parables or the spiritual essence of the Gospel!   And if we ask, what this rather astute observation in the Wycliffe Commentary means to us today?   In Jesus’ own words what he plainly said was a truth that has its parallels in every aspect of our lives: The Sacred Knowledge of the Kingdom did not belong to everyone -- but rather, it belonged only to those who were found worthy to hear the higher revelations of truth.   The problem that inhibits our ability to fully understand this well-defined biblical Truth, is seen in the continual assertion that the worthiness of each person to hear these mysteries taught only to the initiates, was predetermined prior to their even being born -- which is a revelation that is simply beyond our doctrinal comprehension in our present time.  

The idea that only a small group of people would be taught the Mysteries of God -- and that they were chosen to hear these Mysteries at a time before they were even born -- is so troubling to the people of the simple faith, that the majority of modern-day Christians simply choose to ignore this paramount biblical doctrine.   They therefore not only close their eyes and hearts to the message of the Bible they claim to champion, but they sever themselves from the revelation of the indwelling Word they continually petition with their lips to bestow upon them.   

Very clearly, the concept simply makes no reasonable sense to their manner of thinking.   In our desire to see Jesus as the savior of all people, we are unable to accept what the Bible openly proclaims -- i.e., that Jesus came to call the few, and the calling of these few was predetermined before they were even born into that life.   In view of what the Bible actually states, our present-day belief that Jesus preached an all-inclusive doctrine is from a biblical perspective, a defective and flawed doctrine.   Moreover, those who read the Bible and continue to tell people otherwise, are simply lying to the flock of believers in order further the cause of traditional church doctrines, and ultimately maintain control over the congregations.

What each person must decide is in fact that same exact question that was set before the Sadducees and Pharisees when Jesus physically walked this earth -- i.e., whether you desire truth or tradition!   How important is this knowledge of predestination to our own personal salvation?   It is impossible for us to walk in The Way, and not understand why only a chosen few were taught the Mysteries of God, while the majority of listeners were given what the Apostle Paul calls the milk of the gospel.   It is impossible for us to be born again, and to be genuine followers of the Son of God, unless we understand and embrace this great spiritual fact.   In recognition of this indisputable biblical revelation, if we are to become serious followers of the Christ, we must first come to the realization that what we presently possess in the form of the modern Gospel message, is nothing more than what was given to the multitudes of the people at the time that Jesus preached the Word of God.  

  In The House -- Taught In Parables -- The Inner Kingdom & The Key Of Knowledge: In not understanding the use of parables in the Gospels -- and how the parables are allegorical learning models that holographically exist within the allegorical scriptures themselves -- and without understanding The One Source of True Interpretation for both the parables, and the Gospel accounts -- that it will be impossible to comprehend the meaning of the scriptures with any true depth of understanding.   And when the scriptures are properly understood, their very purpose is to assist the seeker/disciple in finding The One Source of True Interpretation -- because all other interpretations is nothing more than manmade worthless (church) dogma that is promoted by misguided believers and unbelievers.    Why?   Because the opening of the Gospel of Thomas is as relevant to that scripture, as it is all scriptures -- i.e., "These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus ...And he said, Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death. Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All.  ...Jesus said, If those who lead you say to you, 'See, the kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty."   Once the scriptures are properly understood, they are very much the Key of Knowledge that if properly turned within and used to open the inner "narrow strait gate", they will enable the seeker to learn directly from the One True Teacher, and bestow upon such a sincere disciple the Life that the Gospels promise to the faithful believer.    And even those who claim to believe, and yet fail to fulfill the spiritual objective of the Gospels within themselves, are those who walk upon the broad-way of self destruction -- i.e., "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." (Matt 7:13-14 NKJ).   And when Jesus was asked directly when the Kingdom of God would come upon the earth as Jews and Christians believe, Jesus said it would never come upon the earth, because it is within us all: "Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you." (Luke 17:20-21 NKJ).   That modern Christians walk the broad-way of self-destruction, is because long ago the Church threw away the  Key of Knowledge in the manner of the carnal Jews -- and thus, what was said of the Jews then, is true of the Christians today: "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52). 

In what is known as the Gospel Of The Nazirenes there is what is called The Seven Parables Of The Kingdom -- wherein it is written: "The kingdom of heaven is like to a city built four-square on the top of a high hill, and established on a rock, and strong in its surrounding wall, and its towers and its gates, which lie to the north, and to the south, and to the east, and to the west. Such a city does not fall, neither can it to be hidden. Its gates are open to all, who, having the keys, will enter therein."   The Keys to the Gates are the proper use of the scriptures whereby the seeker of the Kingdom turns the scriptures within themselves to use as the  Key of Knowledge to gain entrance to the Kingdom.  When the Kingdom is properly understood as a Higher Spiritual Reality that must be entered while still physically alive in the body-vessel, the true meaning of the Book of Revelations begins to unfold as the spiritualization and purification of the body into The Final Temple.  

The Bible continually warns us that the path or the second birth and entrance into the Kingdom is not easy (see The Transformation).   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 we must pose the question: 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".

The "...teachers of the law and Pharisees" were portrayed as hypocrites who do not themselves enter the Kingdom, while as counterfeit shepherds they inhibit those who are trying to enter, because they interpreted the scriptures outwardly in ritual, tradition and the dogmatic interpretations of carnal men -- as is done by the Christians today.   Yet, because the foundational paradigm of mind and being is built upon the second rarely acknowledged reality above, Jesus warned his followers not to be called rabbi or teacher, because their is ONLY ONE TEACHER which they must seek out to learn from (see The One Teacher).   And as stated by the Apostle Peter, if you seek Truth then "...you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth."    To the degree that Peter warns that the true meaning of the scriptures are beyond the comprehension of human wisdom and understanding -- i.e., "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without".   

Yet, in a total rejection of this core Gospel teaching, Christians not only seek to learn from the people of this world -- i.e., "...For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without"!!!  And again in total rejection of core Gospel teachings, the doctrines and interpretations of the scriptures are drawn totally from the very limited perspective of human organic reasoning -- i.e., "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind".   Why?   Because human reasoning is totally earth-bound, and incapable of understanding even the true reality of what is seen in the earth -- i.e., based upon "...the basic principles of this world".    In 2 Peter 1:20 the Apostle condemns and rejects what he portrays as "private interpretations" of the scriptures -- i.e., "Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation".   The objective was to have no divisions within the Congregations -- i.e., “I appeal to you, that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought” (1 Cor 1:10 NIV).   And someone who even suggests a manmade opinion or doctrine, should be rejected as a heretic who has been turned out of TheWay -- i.e., “Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him. You may be sure that such a man is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned” (Titus 3:10-11 NIV). The Greek meaning of the word divisive is “one who promotes a sect” -- i.e., a doctrine of belief.  And on this important point the Church Father Turtullian writes: “On this point, however, we dwell no longer, since it is the same Paul who, in his Epistle to the Galatians, counts 'heresies' among 'the sins of the flesh,' who also intimates to Titus, that 'a man who is a heretic' must be 'rejected after the first admonition,' on the ground that 'he that is such is perverted, and committeth sin, as a self-condemned man.' Indeed, in almost every epistle, when enjoining on us (the duty) of avoiding false doctrines, he sharply condemns heresies. Of these the practical effects are false doctrines, called in Greek heresies, a word used in the sense of that choice which a man makes when he either teaches them (to others) or takes up with them (for himself). For this reason it is that he calls the heretic self-condemned, because he has himself chosen that for which he is condemned”.   In the original Gospel teachings, it was considered a “sin of the flesh”, because schisms and divisions are the result of natural man clinging to ideas of a carnal nature.  

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

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

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

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

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

With respect to the reality of those who are portrayed in the Gospels as being "without", in contradistinction to those who are said to be In The House, the quotation of the early Church Father Origen represents an excellent portrayal of the reality of mind and being that is presented in these words of Jesus -- wherein, Origen writes in reply to the allegations of Celsus that the Church is a secret system (see The Secret Doctrine): “I have not yet spoken of the observances of all that is written in the gospel, each one of which contains much doctrine difficult to be understood, not merely by the multitude, but even by certain of the more intelligent, including a very profound explanation of the parables, which Jesus delivered to 'those without' while reserving the exhibition of their full meaning for those who have passed beyond the stage of exoteric teachings, and who came to him privately in the house. And when he comes to understand it, he will admire the reason why some are said to be without, and others in the house”.

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

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

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

  Learning From The One Teacher: The objective of all genuine religions, is to bring about that condition within the mind and life of the individual where they are able to fulfill the statement in the Gospel of John, and be "taught by God" -- i.e., "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me" (John 6:45 NKJ).   And it was for this reason that Jesus commanded his disciples not to be called teacher or rabbi -- i.e., "But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have One Teacher, and you are all brethren" (Matt 23:8 RSV) -- and this was commanded, because there is Only One True Teacher, and that is the True Prophet -- Often referred to as the Logos, the Son of God, and the Teacher of Righteousness.    And that those lost prodigal sons who look to other men as their teacher, rabbi or leaders, will be greatly deceived and misguided, is why the disciple Peter in the Clementine Homilies declared: Hence, O beloved Clement, if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth. For if any one else knows anything, he has received it from Him or from His disciples”.

Judaism, Christianity and Islam all teach the same essential Truth -- that each of us must make our body-vessel a Living Temple -- a Living Church -- or a Living Mosque -- and it is this essential  truth which was originally taught by all three religions prior to being corrupted by carnal religious leaders.    And that the historical Yeshua was able to accomplish this within himself, is demonstrated where it is written of the Ebionites that they taught that Yeshua/Jesus was in “supernatural union of a man and God... In their eyes, Jesus of Nazareth was a mere mortal, the legitimate son of Joseph and Mary: but he was the best and wisest of the human race, selected as the worthy instrument to restore upon earth the worship of the true and supreme Deity. When he was baptized in the Jordan, the Christ, the first of the aeons, the Son of God himself, descended on Jesus in the form of a dove, to inhabit his mind, and direct his actions during the allotted period of his ministry” (Gibbon; The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.4, P.366 -- see http://Ebionite.com ).  

A Suppressed Truth: (The Castration of the Wikipedia) That Jesus became One with the Indwelling Logos -- and that he taught his disciples to do the same -- is a suppressed truth that will not even be published by most reference resources today.   There is an important statement pertaining to the Ebionites with respect to what the original Disciples of Yeshua believed that he "was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ." Hence "when Ebionites thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity."  (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).   And what this means is that each and every person reading these words is not only the brother or sister of Jesus, but that as the prodigal sons and daughters of their Heavenly Father-God, they have the same potential and destiny when they too fulfill the Law within themselves.   And in the same way that this important teaching of Jesus and his Ebionite Nazirene Disciples was suppressed by the Church, so too does modern reference resources such as the Wikipedia suppress this teaching.   On their Ebionite page (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebionite ), not only is this essential teaching suppressed, but they have themselves attempted to portray the Ebionites as ignorant Judaizers (see The Lie).  

Has the Wikipedia attempted to misinform the reader?   The attempt of the Wikipedia to deceive the reader is demonstrated in their censorship of the above statement pertaining to the Ebionites by Hippolytus.   Why?   Because this statement not only portrays the Ebionites in a totally different and very spiritual light than what is presented in the history books -- but when properly understood, demonstrates that the present faith-based Christian Church is a misrepresentation of what Jesus actually taught.   Is the position of the original Ebionites that is being censored correct?    That the Ebionites are correct, and that the Church has been promoting the grave error and idolatry of Pagan Rome, is easily proven in the original account of Jesus' baptism in the Jordan where it was said from heaven: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee" (see http://TheTenWords.com ).    That this Gospel account was changed in the fourth century by the Emperor Constantine and his Church, represented the final series of corruptions of the biblical text that alienated the Church from the Truth and the inner Kingdom.   Constantine was a sun worshipper -- and he reasoned that Jesus was the latest incarnation of the Mithraic sun-god.   But of paramount importance is the fact that the original Gospel message was that: All who overcome, and fulfill the Law within themselves, will become the Messiah/Christ -- which Hebrew and Greek words in English means The Anointed Of God.   And it is this Power of the Anointing that opens the mind to see beyond the cloak of the "outer darkness"  and to the degree that the Anointing can be received, begin the process of being taught by the indwelling Logos/Son of God.

Just as important is the fact that the true meaning of the word Gnostic would have to be understood as that directly imparted Spiritual Knowledge that is the result of overcoming the Laws, and becoming the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) as Jesus taught.   And it is this objective of acquiring Gnosis -- or the Divine Manna of the Kingdom through the Anointing of the mind, that is presented by John in the words: "These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you. But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him. And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him" (1 Jn 2:26-29 NKJ).   This Coming, is the Coming of the Kingdom within the mind and being of the disciple (see http://GateOfEden.com ).   And who is it that will come and teach the disciple all the Mysteries of the Kingdom?  The Logos, or Son of God, which was portrayed as The True Prophet.

That all the disciples and followers of Jesus were to seek to become Anointed (Messiah/Christ) -- and that through this Anointing they would be taught the Truth from the One Teacher and True Prophet -- is demonstrated in the above words of the Epistle of John: "These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you.  But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him" (I Jn 2:26-27 NKJ).   The problem is that this teaching is Pure Gnostic and Spiritual, and the means to receive this Anointing and become One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God or True Prophet, has been suppressed by the Institutionalized Church which has replaced these essential spiritual concepts with their own dogma and doctrines of belief.

While all true disciples were to seek the Anointing (Messiah/Christ), it is also true that there is a vast difference between the various degrees of Anointing (Messiah/Christ) that seekers attain to, as they strive to become At-One with the Indwelling Logos.   And this is preserved in the baptism sequence of what is known historically as the Original Matthew, which was the Gospel of the Hebrews/Ebionites, in the words:  "And it came to pass when the Lord was come up out of the water, the whole fount of the Holy Spirit descended and rested upon him, and said unto him: My son, in all the prophets was I waiting for thee that thou shouldst come, and I might rest in thee. For thou art my rest, thou art my first begotten son, that reignest for ever."   To which the Church Father Jerome correctly explains  "not partially as in the case of other holy men."   And the allegorical portrayal of the resurrection is the final or fourth stage of birth that is presented in the return of the Prodigal Son to the Father in the Kingdom ( http://GateOfEden.com ), or what is presented in the completion of the cycle from the Alpha to the Omega as portrayed in Jewish Mysticism in the Zohar: “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”.

As the disciple or seeker of Truth draws near to what Jesus portrayed as the Kingdom within ( http://GateOfEden.com ), they would receive various levels of the Anointing which would open their minds and teach and reveal to them the Mysteries of God that remain preserved within the parables -- and remains concealed within the allegorical symbols of the scriptures that few modern Jews, Christians or Muslims see or understand.   The True Meaning of the scriptures cannot be taught -- but rather, only when the Anointing (Messiah/Christ) opens the mind of the seeker/disciple: "Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures" (Luke 24:45)   And while this is openly declared in the Gospel of Thomas, it is just as true of all genuine scriptures -- the meaning of which, 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."

This inner Essence of God that exists within each of us which is referred to as the Logos/Son of God, was referred to as the True Prophet by the disciples and early followers of Jesus and TheWay.   Why the True Prophet?     Because the prophets and teachers of this world are carnal in their perceptions and understanding, and perpetually lead the lost prodigal sons and daughters into the proverbial ditch.   A true prophet or shepherd sent and ordained by God does not prophsize or teach -- but rather, guides seekers how to live in TheWay, so they can be taught by the True Prophet that dwells in the Kingdom within each of us.   And this is why Jesus stated that there is only One Teacher, and all of mankind are equally brothers and sisters who must learn from the True Prophet within them.   And in the Homilies of Peter's disciple Clement, this is why Peter is quoted as saying to his own disciple: Hence, O beloved Clement, if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth. For if any one else knows anything, he has received it from Him or from His disciples”.    And it is this spiritual reality that is presented in the words"It is written in the Prophets: 'They will all be taught by God.' Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me" (John 6:45 NIV).  

In view of this original teaching that is not understood today because of the doctrinal corruptions of the Church, the question then becomes: How is one taught by God?  Directly?   Which is why it is written in the New Testament that there is only one way -- but this is not understood by the modern Jew who is ignorant of how to make their body a Living Temple -- and neither is it understood by the modern Christian Church which continues to embrace the doctrines of Constantine -- or the modern Muslim who looks to the Qur'an of this world.   With respect to the One Teacher (Mt 23:8), or True Prophet, this same Truth can be demonstrated using the first century witness known as the Recognitions of Clement, where St. Clement quotes the teachings of the Apostle Peter.   In chapter 59, under the heading of The True Prophet, Clement writes: “But I would not have you think, that in saying this I take away the power of judging concerning things; but I give counsel that no one walk through devious places, and rush into errors without end. And therefore I advise not only wise men, but indeed all men who have a desire of knowing what is advantageous to them, that they seek after the true Prophet; for it is He alone who knoweth all things, and who knoweth what and how every man is seeking. For He is within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other. But He is soon found by those who diligently seek Him through love of the truth, and whose souls are not taken possession of by wickedness. For He is present with those who desire Him in the innocence of their spirits, who bear patiently, and draw sighs from the bottom of their hearts through love of the truth; but He deserts malevolent minds, because as a prophet He knows the thoughts of every one. And therefore let no one think that he can find Him by his own wisdom, unless, as we have said, he empty his mind of all wickedness, and conceive a pure and faithful desire to know Him. For when any one has so prepared himself, He Himself as a prophet, seeing a mind prepared for Him, of His own accord offers Himself to his knowledge”.

What does Peter say to us in these words? That the True Prophet “is within the mind of every one of us”.   This concept is Spiritual -- it was condemned as Gnostic heresy by the Church of Rome -- while it is generally embraced by many Sufis, it has been condemned by mainstream spiritually disenfranchised Muslims -- and this important concept is the foundation of the Living Temple/Church/Mosque that the has been inaugurated among the three religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.   Yeshua/Jesus warned his followers not to go to a teacher or religious authority in this world -- even when that teacher or authority says that he knows the Messiah/Christ -- or claims to be a prophet.   What is very clear in these words which are common to all three religions, is that True Seekers were not to learn from men -- who themselves do not know -- and in true Spiritual-Gnostic fashion, they were only to go to the Source of all Knowledge, the True Prophet.  

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

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

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

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

A spiritually mature seeker/disciple does not have faith and belief in the unknown -- but rather, knows the Truth by virtue of having personally experienced the Truth as a Son or Daughter of the Kingdom.    From a first century Christian perspective, there is only one way that you can learn and know the truth, and that is through your own inner dormant spiritual nature.   Expect not that you shall learn anything”, says Peter, if you attempt to learn from the doctrines of men -- even when these men are the leaders of your church, synagogue, mosque, or temple.   Why?   Because Jesus himself commanded: “But you, do not be called 'Rabbi'; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren” (Matt 23:8 NKJ).   And when rightly understood, the teachings of Jesus and TheWay present to the true seeker how they each may be "...taught by God" (John 6:45 NIV).   The problem is that in order to bring this condition about, the Prodigal Sons must arise from the ways of this world, release themselves from the control of what is portrayed as the "citizen of the far country", which Paul portrayed as the god of this world, and they must themselves accomplish the required completion that Jesus did within himself, which is noted at Matt. 5:48.   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”.  

This is why it is written in the Gospel of Thomas ( http://DivineManna.org ):  "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, they will not receive anything (when) they die"   Quoting the Being of Light ( http://BeingOfLight.com ) web site:  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)...  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.

   The Gospel Of John And The Key Of Knowledge: When the Key of Knowledge is properly applied to the Gospel of John -- i.e., "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" -- what is being make reference to is the Logos (see The Logos/Son of God).   The word that is being translated Word in the text, is derived from the Greek word Logos.   Quoting from the Encyclopedia as presented at the foregoing link explains that “In Greek philosophy and theology, the divine reason implicit in the cosmos, ordering it and giving it form and meaning. Though the concept defined by the term logos is found in Greek, Indian, Egyptian, and Persian philosophical and theological systems... The idea of the logos in Greek thought harks back at least to the 6th-century-BC philosopher Heracleitus, who discerned in the cosmic process a logos analogous to the reasoning power in man. Later, the Stoics, philosophers who followed the teachings of the thinker Zeno of Citium (4th-3rd century BC), defined the logos as an active rational and spiritual principle that permeated all reality... Philo of Alexandria, a 1st-century-AD Jewish philosopher, taught that the logos was the intermediary between God and the cosmos, being both the agent of creation and the agent through which the human mind can apprehend and comprehend God. According to Philo and the Middle Platonists, philosophers who interpreted in religious terms the teachings of the 4th-century-BC Greek master philosopher Plato, the logos was both immanent in the world and at the same time the transcendent divine mind... The identification of Jesus with the logos, which is implied in various places in the New Testament but stated specifically in the Fourth Gospel, was further developed in the early church but more on the basis of Greek philosophical ideas..." -- and the connecting link between all religious systems is demonstrated in where the Logos can be found, as presented in the words of Clement of Alexandria where he stated: “Atheists who destroy and pollute, as far as in them lies, the Deity dwelling in them - that is, the Logos -- by association with their vices”    Which means that the Logos portrayed in the Gospel of John must be found within each person -- exactly as stated by Peter in the Homilies in the foregoing subheading in the words:  For He is within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other. But He is soon found by those who diligently seek Him through love of the truth, and whose souls are not taken possession of by wickedness. For He is present with those who desire Him in the innocence of their spirits, who bear patiently, and draw sighs from the bottom of their hearts through love of the truth; but He deserts malevolent minds, because as a prophet He knows the thoughts of every one. And therefore let no one think that he can find Him by his own wisdom, unless, as we have said, he empty his mind of all wickedness, and conceive a pure and faithful desire to know Him. For when any one has so prepared himself, He Himself as a prophet, seeing a mind prepared for Him, of His own accord offers Himself to his knowledge”.       

When John 1:4 states that "In him was life, and that life was the light of men" -- reference is being made to the Light of the Logos that is within each of us.   And that organic man as the lost prodigal son dwells in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- portrays this condition in John 1:5: "The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it".     And where John 1:9 states that "The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world", what is being made reference to is the fact that the soul of the holy man Jesus who was coming into the world, was of such a spiritual stature that in becoming One with the Logos within himself, he manifested the Logos in the flesh (see TheTenWords.com).    And this is why Jesus became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) at his baptism in the Jordan when the words of God said for all of mankind to hear: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee"

That this symbiotic relationship of the man Jesus, to the indwelling Logos,  was fully understood by his immediate disciples and followers who were known as Ebionite Nazirenes, is demonstrated where Edward Gibbon in the Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire states that they believed that Jesus was in “...supernatural union of a man and God... In their eyes, Jesus of Nazareth was a mere mortal, the legitimate son of Joseph and Mary: but he was the best and wisest of the human race, selected as the worthy instrument to restore upon earth the worship of the true and supreme Deity. When he was baptized in the Jordan, the Christ, the first of the aeons, the Son of God himself, descended on Jesus in the form of a dove, to inhabit his mind, and direct his actions during the allotted period of his ministry” (Gibbon; The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.4, P.366).    And that he was the first to fulfill the Law within himself, is demonstrated in the words of Hippolytus who stated that the Ebionite Nazirenes believed that: "He [Jesus] was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ..."   And this confirms this statement with respect to the true potential of all of mankind that Jesus taught, as demonstrated in the words of Hippolytus when he wrote that they believed that when anyone "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs" (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34 - see http://Ebionite.com ).   And this is why Jesus taught that he was our brother -- i.e., "Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'" (John 20:17 NIV). 

  The Christian Censorship Of God: Because the Christians who called themselves Orthodox could not come to terms with the words spoken of Jesus at his baptism -- i.e., "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee"  (see TheTenWords.com) -- and the spiritual reality that Jesus was a true holy man who had become ONE with the indwelling Logos/Son of God which dwells within all of mankind -- they chose to corrupt the words which the Gospels proclaim as being spoken directly from God to mankind, instead of submitting themselves to the process of picking up their own cross and travailing in TheWay, in order to learn directly from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God which the disciples portrayed as the True Prophet and One Teacher that Jesus taught to seek out and learn from.   As explored in  TheTenWords.com, after putting their own words in the mouth of God -- censoring and corrupting the very words spoken to mankind -- the Church has promoted the dogma that salvation is achieved through blind belief in the Jesus-god of pagan Rome.     While the ONE TEACHER that Jesus commanded all his follower to seek out and learn from, would be able to easily reveal to them how Jesus was a holy man who became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) at his baptism in the Jordan -- while, by becoming ONE with the Logos/Son of God, that this Manifestation of ONENESS enabled the Logos/Son of God to appear before mankind in the flesh (of Jesus) -- yet, instead of doing what Jesus taught, they corrupted the Gospels and spiritually disenfranchised the Christian world from the Truth and TheWay.

  Meet The Teacher - The Spiritual Disenfranchisement Of The Mind:  Jesus said: "If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments" (John 14:15).   And while some of his Commandments were easily understood, others were more difficult -- including how a seeker was supposed to obtain clarifiction on important issues.   And while the standard answer is to turn to the scriptures, it is a fact that nearly everyone not only sees a different message in the scriptures -- but arrives at greatly differing and often conflicting dogmatic positions.   Where the equation gets truly confusing is seen in the fact that the Apostle Paul condemned all manmade opinions, factions and sects as a sin of the flesh -- and that such a person who embraces a manmade opinion, should be rejected as one who is turned out of TheWay (see No Sects).  

While the Gospels present countless perplexing problems that divides believers across the spectrum of virtually opinions and sects, perhaps the most perplexing of all is the paradox of the human and  divine nature of the soul who lived as Jesus.   Does it matter?   Christians have not only disputed over the conflicting opinions as to how this question can be answered -- but throughout history have even resorted to killing those who did not agree with their dogmatic position. 

 -- and, his Commandment was to seek out the One Teacher.   Why?   Because of the warning of Peter with respect to the true interpretation of the scriptures and the limits of human organic reasoning -- i.e., Peter stated in the Homilies of his disciple Clement: "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without".

Remember, it was the Apostle Peter who warned: "Hence, O beloved Clement, if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth. For if any one else knows anything, he has received it from Him or from His disciples”.    And it is this spiritual reality that is presented in the words"It is written in the Prophets: 'They will all be taught by God.' Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me" (John 6:45 NIV).    And if we ask: What does this mean?   It means that there is only One Source of Knowledge -- and we must seek out that Source if we are to know the Truth.   And to thwart the efforts of those who fail to observe this Commandment -- failing to fulfill the requirements of putting on the Wedding Garment which is necessary to come to the Table of the Lord -- those who fail to "...Keep My Commandments" (John 14:15) -- are cast out into the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness).   But what does this mean?   Those who have been cast into the "outer darkness", have no remembrance, no knowledge, no vision and no perception -- and dwell in a world of illusions which has been portrayed in the analogy of Plato's Cave.    Thus, of the lost prodigal sons who are of this world and are under the control of the Citizen of the Far Country, Jesus said: "...And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: 'Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing you will see and not perceive;  For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed" (Matt 13:10-17 NKJ). 

In confirmation of the warning of Jesus, Peter explained in the above that: "...when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind."   And while man's carnal interpretations may make sense to his organic reasoning, Peter warns that: "...For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done."   Why?   Because only the One Teacher which the earliest disciples and followers of Jesus and TheWay called The True Prophet, could reveal the true meaning of the scriptures that "natural" organic man is inherently blind to (see Mystery Of The Gospel) -- and this is why Peter warned: "...For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without".  

If a Christian was to pick up a loaded gun, point it at his head, and pull the trigger, would the Lord reach down and grab the speeding bullet before it could strike him?   No, the Christian will conclude, because man has freewill -- even to inflict injury and take his own life.   Yet, this same group of Christians attempt to state that when a segment of the Church which called itself Orthodox, entered into a covenant with the Pagan Emperor Constantine -- wherein, Constantine decided what the Church was permitted to believe -- and then corrupted the Gospels to make them conform to the dogma ordained by Pagan Rome (see BibleCorruption.com) -- that the Hand of the Lord would reach down from the Heavens, and stopped those who were committing spiritual suicide, while smiting  those who had embraced the religion of the emperor.    And this is basically what the Christian world wants the people to believe.

In the same way that those who call themselves Christians have the freewill to shoot themselves in the head, those who call themselves Christians have the freewill to reject the Commandments of Jesus -- reject his commandment to seek out the One Teacher -- and commit spiritual suicide by entering into a covenant with the Pagan Emperor Constantine.     Which they continue to follow in this tradition even today.  

 

 

 

 

 

  The Cosmology Of Mind And The Biblical Paradigm Of Thought: 

 

When Paul wrote that the written text of the Torah amounted to (allegorical) "Jewish fables" (Titus 1:14) -- and a ritual observance of the Torah as practiced by carnal Jews equated to the "letter that killeth" -- i.e., brings spiritual death to those who practice and observe it outwardly.   That the Law is spiritual, and is not to be observed outwardly in the ritual manner of the Pharisees, is seen in the words of Epiphanius when he wrote about the Ebionites that they "do not accept Moses' Pentateuch in its entirety; certain sayings they reject... stating Christ has revealed this to me, and will blespheme most of the legislation" (Panarion 30.18.7-9).   How can those who are said to be Torah Observant, l blespheme most of the legislation"?  Thus, the Law has a spiritual meaning and must be turned within, in order to overcome in the manner that Jesus did.   In Galatians Paul attempts to convey to the readers that the written text of the Torah is an allegory -- demonstrating that the two sons of Abraham are not physical/historical people, but allegorical symbols -- but since he failed to convey why the scriptures were written in this manner, or how to decipher the inner concealed soul and spiritual meaning of the written word, the resulting incompletion has inhibited the believers from gaining any real insight into the true meaning of the scriptures.   

In view of the fact that the very Gnostic sources of Islam understood that the two sons of Abraham -- and even the allegorical portrayal of Abraham himself that carnal Muslims believe to be their physical connection to Judaism through Ishmael, the alleged first son of Abraham -- is nothing more than their failure to understand the spiritual meaning of the Qur'an.   And while there were originally writings that explained these realities of scripture more plainly, these writings were destroyed by carnal Christians, Jews and Muslims.  

That the literal written word of the Torah is as a cloak for the inner soul and spiritual meaning that the people of a carnal and organic mind of this world are blind to, is seen in the statement of Jewish Mysticism in the Zohar when it warns: "Thus the tales related in the Torah are simply her outer garments, and woe to the man who regards that outer garb as the Torah itself, for such a man will be deprived of portion in the next world." (see No Jew Has Read The Torah ).   And if we ask, why has no Jew read the Torah?   The Torah being an allegorical portrayal of the disciples own mind and being, employs forms and symbols to present profound truths to the genuine seeker of TheWay.   Thus, in the same way that when the scriptures makes reference to swine, dogs, twelve disciples, and even an historical man named Jesus, the portrayal of what is symbolized as Jews, represents a reality of mind and being that must be expanded beyond organic limitations, if one is to achieve the final stage of birth which is allegorically presented in the account of the crucifixion.   What is symbolized in the betrayal by Judas, the 30 pieces of silver, and the death of Judas, is merely an allegorical presentation of what must be brought about within the mind and being of the disciple of TheWay.   And in this respect, the modern Christians for the most part are far more the disciples of the AntiChrist (see The Church Of The AntiChrist), than were the historical Jewish people. 

 

 

 

 
 

 By Throwing Away The Key Of Knowledge

Christians Are Blind Guides

"For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men;

for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in."
(Matt 23:13 NKJ)

 

The scriptures are a Living Entity -- and as such, they are threefold in nature and form.   What does that mean?    The literal text of the scriptures is for the most part allegorical, and is the body -- the mind/soul of the scriptures is for the instruction of true seekers, and its esoteric meaning is not readily apparent to those who have not embraced the process of acquiring true spiritual knowledge and an understanding of the Laws within which each of us are immersed -- and the spiritual nature of the scriptures can only be seen by those who have undergone the process of spiritual transformation of the lower earthly kingdoms, and are pursuing the crucifixion of the body in the pattern that Jesus ordained for those who follow in TheWay.   The literal text of the scripture is intended to teach certain moral and physical lessons about life -- and especially in the case of the New Testament, what the true disciple of Christ must do to prepare themselves to learn directly from the One Teacher that Jesus commanded his followers to seek out (see The True Prophet), and from this One Teacher they could receive the Divine Manna/Knowledge of the Kingdom.   Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, and other interactions with the common people, convey to the seeker important lessons about embracing the proper mindset and living a God-Centered spiritual Life which was preparatory to becoming the Final Temple.   Paul rightly states: "Know ye not that ye are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" (1 Cor 3:16 ASV).   And only by "...mortifying the deeds of the body", and becoming the Final Temple, can the believer gain entrance to the Inner Kingdom, and learn directly from the One Teacher.  

The next stage of soul-birth that Jesus states to Nicodemus is necessary to enter into the Kingdom, and the journey in TheWay which is the return of the prodigal son or daughter to their Heavenly Father, can only be accomplished through the transformation of self.    Thus, it is written: "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22 NKJ).   And this is why Paul Commanded 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).   It is important to recognize that Paul does not say that a person inherits salvation by the mere proclamation of faith in Jesus, as Christian dogma does today.   That the necessary next stage of birth can only be brought about by those who "...mortify the deeds of the body" to the degree that the believer puts "...to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" -- is simply a spiritual reality that has no place in the modern Christian world.   Further, it was to these same baptized and confirmed Christians 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” -- and that the reality of these words remain totally alien to the modern Church and congregation of believers, is the reason why Christians have alienated themselves from the knowledge and reality of the Inner Kingdom, and preach a doctrine which very much parallels that of the carnal Jews who Jesus condemned as apostates to the Word of God.   

Why did Paul state that salvation is by faith in contradistinction to the works of the Law expressed outwardly in the rituals and traditions of the Jews?    From Paul's perspective, an outward ritual observance of the Law in the manner of the carnal Jews, was incapable of bringing about this necessary spiritual transformation and soul-birth.   To mortify the deeds of the body takes work -- a great amount of work -- and this work cannot be accomplished through the static faith which our present-day Churches promote.   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.    As a priest of the Church of Rome, there was much that was not understood by Martin Luther and the Middle-Age Reformers.   They did not know that the scriptures must have what Jesus called the Key of Knowledge  applied to them -- and that if you learn to turn the scriptures within yourself, you draw ever nearer to the Kingdom within (Lk 17:20-21).   G.R.S. Mead, a foremost authority on the Spiritual Christians who the Roman Church condemned as Gnostics because they sought the Divine Manna of the Inner Kingdom, in his book entitled Fragments of a Faith Forgotten, this explanation of the true nature of the scriptures is put forth: “…what the Gnostics projected onto the screen… [in the form of a ] picture of the universe was in reality a picture of their own minds. Its mythology is a symbolic portrayal, almost a deliberate one, of the forces which operate in the structuring and evolution of the human personality”.   It was for this reason that Carl Jung called the Gnostic Christians the worlds first and foremost psychologists who understood the very fabric of human consciousness.   That there is an Inner Source of Knowledge that is beyond even the most enlightened wisdom of this world, is in fact the very reason why the Apostle Paul wrote: For the truth about God is known to them instinctively; God has put this knowledge in their hearts” (Rom 1:19 TLB).   And what Martin Luther and the Middle Age Reformers could never have known, is that Paul's doctrine of faith was based upon the fact that if you embrace the mindset taught by Jesus, and live a consecrated life, the the inner "narrow gate" to the Kingdom (see Gate Of Eden) will begin to open, and you will be able to access this inner Source of Knowledge.

Speaking of those who are blinded by the doctrines of men, or attempt to decipher and understand the scriptures without living the life ordained by Jesus as being Consecrated and worthy of a disciple, in the Clementine Homilies the Apostle Peter states of Simon Magus with respect to his inability to comprehend the true meaning of the scriptures: “And with us, indeed, who have had handed down from our forefathers the worship of the God who made all things, and also the mystery of the books which are able to deceive, he will not prevail; but with those from amongst the Gentiles who have the polytheistic fancy bred in them, and who know not the falsehoods of the Scriptures, he will prevail much. And not only he; but if any other shall recount to those from among the Gentiles any vain, dreamlike, richly set out story against God, he will be believed, because from their childhood their minds are accustomed to take in things spoken against God. And few there shall be of them, as a few out of a multitude, who through ingenuousness shall not be willing so much as to hear an evil word against the God who made all things.   And to these alone from amongst the Gentiles it shall be vouchsafed to be saved. Let not any one of you, therefore, altogether complain of Simon, or of any one else; for nothing happens unjustly, since even the falsehoods of Scripture are with good reason presented for a test.”

What Peter is stating is that the written words of the scriptures contain many falsehoods -- and this is confirmed in the writing of the Church Father Origen in De Principiis, where he wrote concerning the historical and literal factualness of the written narrative of the scriptures: “Where the word found that things done according to the history could be adapted to these mystical senses, he made use of them concealing from the multitude the deeper meaning; but where in the narrative of the development of super-sensual things, there did not follow the performance of those certain events which were already indicated by the mystical meaning, the scripture interwove in the history the account of some event that did not take place, sometimes what could not have happened; sometimes what could but did not.”   What is Origen saying to us?   Where the Word found that using events from history could fulfill the purpose of the scriptures, the Word used these historical events, “concealing from the multitude the deeper meaning”.   In this respect, Jesus lived and taught the people the Royal Law of God and the means to gain entrance into the Kingdom.   These things are true.   But scripture is designed for a greater purpose than to inform us with respect to the past -- scripture is the handbook of those who desire to enter into Life.  

What is the purpose of the scriptures? Surely not to teach us about history -- how can history open the door to the Kingdom within us?   And it is this seemingly historical account of the literal written word that Paul referred to as the Testimony of Christ which was the "milk... for babes".   And while the people of the simple faith were incapable of perceiving and understanding the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of God, by placing spiritual truths in what appears to he an historical document, accomplishes the necessary task of putting the sacred truths of God in the hands of the people -- in a language they can understand and relate to -- even during that time when they are yet carnal, and unable to comprehend the higher realities of the soul and the Mysteries of God.   By writing the scriptures in this fashion, the carnal believer could relate to the scriptures because the writings appeared -- on the surface -- to communicate and manifest a history of the people who were using them.   Yet, Origen warns that, even when the scriptures are historically accurate, there is concealed within the narrative a deeper meaning than what is grasped by the carnal reader. 

To his disciple Clement, Peter warns with respect to the ability of Simon Magus to seduce the Gentiles:  "...but with those from amongst the Gentiles who have the polytheistic fancy bred in them, and who know not the falsehoods of the Scriptures, he will prevail much. And not only he; but if any other shall recount to those from among the Gentiles any vain, dreamlike, richly set out story against God, he will be believed, because from their childhood their minds are accustomed to take in things spoken against God.   What he is stating is that the Gentiles will readily hold unworthy beliefs about God -- and they therefore will be readily deceived with respect to the true spiritual meaning of the scriptures.    And the lesson that modern Christians have still to learn, is that many of these falsehoods of the written word are there for a test -- i.e., Peter warns: "...Let not any one of you, therefore, altogether complain of Simon, or of any one else; for nothing happens unjustly, since even the falsehoods of Scripture are with good reason presented for a test.”   The test is that those who hold unworthy ideas pertaining to God, and fail to live in accord with the Royal Law, are themselves banished from the Kingdom and the Knowledge of the Truth.  

 

The True Interpretation Of The Scriptures: The scriptures are an allegorical portrayal of your own mind and being -- and the names that are used, the numbers, and the picture of what appears to be historical accounts or cosmic occurrences or conditions, can also be understood as events of the body, mind/soul and spirit in the life of the disciple.   In the same way that Paul called the written word of the scriptures the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6), the same exact formula with respect to the scriptures is presented in the words: “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).   If you attempt to interpret the scriptures after the letter of the flesh, then you have thrown away the Key of Knowledge that you failed to understand in the spiritual sense, and turn the scriptures within yourself: "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52 NLT).   Christians today who read the scriptures to find the historical Jesus, are no different than the Pharisees who looked only to the letter of the written word -- failing to use the Key of Knowledge to open the inner door to the Kingdom within them.   And of those who "...live after the flesh [of the written word], ye shall die."   

While the scriptures center around the teachings of Jesus, the objective is to become a disciple and enter "in the House" within you and learn the Mysteries of God from the Living Christ.   If you believe in Jesus, then you will live in the manner that he taught, and seek the Inner Kingdom.   Thus, the scriptures are written in such a way that they can be turned within -- and what appears as historical accounts in the written word of the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6), becomes events of the body, mind/soul and spirit in the life of the Disciple of Jesus and TheWay.   The twelve signs of the zodiac, the twelve tribes of Israel, the twelve disciples of Jesus, become the twelve spheres of mind of the Tree of Life.   And when you are able to do as Paul states and put to death your attachments to the things of this world, and evolve and balance the twelve spheres of the mind -- doing and living the Commandments of the Lord in all things -- then you will find the reality coming to pass that is stated in the Revelation: "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).   Notice that the dogs, sorcerers, sexually immoral, murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves the (lying) doctrines and philosophies of men over the Truth, are spoken of as remaining "outside" the gates of the City?    This is the realm of outer consciousness where man cannot know self, the Inner Kingdom, or God.  

While the people of this world are the prodigal sons and daughters who are lost and under the control of the "citizen" of this world, only those who hear TheCall and seek to walk in TheWay and enter the Inner Kingdom can find the Promise of Life.   Thus, the person who claims to be a genuine believer and seeker, and yet fails to put on the “wedding garment” (Mt 22:12) -- which is the robe of spiritual union and perfection -- will be “cast into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matt 22:13 NKJ).   And where is this outer darkness?   Outside the gates to the city -- which from the perspective of the Bible, is the place in which organic man presently dwells.   What is conveyed to us here regarding the Kingdom, is that when we open and read the scriptures, what we have before us is the mystical writings of a spiritual people -- writings that are written for the edification of a the prodigal sons and daughters who desire to return to the Kingdom of the Father -- and we can never understand the Mysteries of God through a superficial reading of the literal word of the Bible which Paul called the "letter that killeth".   This spiritual Knowledge that can only be received by the True Disciple, is called the Divine Manna or the Gnosis of the Kingdom.  Why do we use the word Gnostic?   Because it is the Greek word that differentiates between what we call abstract philosophical knowledge pertaining to this world which is learned in our educational manner of teaching, in contradistinction to knowledge that is learned directly through our inner spiritual experiences and interaction with the Divine.   Where the knowledge of this world is philosophical and temporal, the type of Knowledge that is called Gnosis, denotes the Sacred Manna that is given to true holy men and women who live in the Light, and seek the Kingdom of God.

As G.R.S. Mead concludes on page 176: “The claim of the Gnostics was that a man might so perfect himself that he became a conscious worker with the Logos; all those who did so, became 'Christs,' and as such were Saviors, but not in the sense of being the Logos Himself”.    Where the people of the simple faith looked upon the word “Christ”, as Jesus' last name, the Spiritual Christians understood that what this term meant was the Anointing of the mind of the disciple that permits the seeker to learn from the inner Logos -- i.e., the Mind of God.   In the revelation of his spiritual Gospel, it was this receiving of the Anointing that Paul speaks about throughout his Epistles.   When the disciple receives the Anointing -- this Anointing of the mind of the disciple in the Greek, denotes one who is Anointed, or the Christ.  

It is for this reason that the believers of the simple faith are not yet Christians, because they have not yet received the Anointing -- which is impossible to receive without embracing the proper mindset and consecrated lifestyle.   Moreover, the Anointing is not philosophical or rhetorical -- as becoming a believer -- but is an actual illumination of higher consciousness that permits the disciple to use more of their mind that the natural man is capable of using in his organic condition.    A person cannot be a genuine Christian -- i.e., an Anointed one -- without possessing the knowledge of their pre-existent soul.   A person cannot possess the knowledge of the soul, without knowing the previous lives that the soul has lived.   In Pistis Sophia, one of the sacred books used by the Spiritual (Gnostic) Christians, which name in English means the Book of Faith-Wisdom, Jesus states: “But if he shall have sinned once, twice, or thrice, they shall reject that soul, sending it back again into the world according to the form of the sins that it may have committed; the form whereof I will declare unto you hereafter.   But verily, verily I say unto you, that even the righteous man that hath committed no sin at all cannot be brought into the Kingdom of Light, forasmuch the seal of the mysteries of that kingdom is not found upon him.  Once for all, I say unto you, a soul cannot be brought into the kingdom, if it be without the mysteries of the Kingdom of the Light”.

In this quotation we not only see that the Spiritual Christians understood that Jesus taught the reincarnation of the soul -- “sending [the soul] back again into the world according to the form of the sins that it may have committed” -- but what we have here is the genuine foundation of Paul's doctrine that man can do nothing on his own, and can only be saved through faith in Christ.   The problem arises when we do not understand the difference between Jesus -- the historical man -- and Christ -- the Anointing of the mind -- or the Logos, or Mind of God.   It is this reason also that believers fail to understand the declaration in the beginning of the Epistle to the Romans where Paul writes that:  When the Gentiles do the things of the Law, without the Law, they become a Law unto themselves, and can be saved.   It is further this reason that we do not understand when Paul says not to seek the Jesus after the flesh, but rather the Christ of the Spirit.

In the article on Christian Mysticism, the Encyclopedia Britannica writes regarding Valentinus, who was considered orthodox in the beginning of the second century, and states: “He believed that human beings are alienated from God because of their spiritual ignorance; Christ brings them into the gnosis (esoteric revelatory knowledge) that is union with God. Valentinus held that all human beings come from God and that all will in the end return to God. Other Gnostic groups held that there were three types of people -- 'spiritual,' 'psychic,' and 'material' -- and that only the first two can be saved. The Pistis Sophia… is preoccupied with the question of who finally will be saved. Those who are saved must renounce the world completely and follow the pure ethic of love and compassion. They will then be identified with Jesus and become rays of the divine Light”.   While this reality may sound foreign and strange to the modern Christian, it is in fact parallel to the parable of the prodigal son.    But since the modern Christian rejects the important teaching on the pre-existent soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes, because they adhere to the doctrines of a Circus Prostitute (see The Ten Reasons Why Christians Reject The Pre-Existent Soul), they remain hopelessly lost in the quagmire of this world of the "outer darkness" (see Divine Strategery)

Once properly understood, what Valentinus was in fact stating was no different than what was also clearly stated by the early church authorities, Paul, Jesus, and the present-day Canon of Scriptures itself: That there are three types of Christians -- i.e., the spiritual which are in union with God, and are saved; the psychic, or disciple in search of the Truth, which are still walking in The Way; and the material or physical, who are the people of the simple faith.  The mysteries made reference to in Pistis Sohpia that, according to the Jesus presented in this gospel, states that a person must possess the sacred Knowledge of the Kingdom in order to be saved -- and this is the knowledge of the laws that both preserve the natural barriers of this realm, as well as restrict carnal man's access into the spiritual realms and the Kingdom (see Divine Strategery).   When the disciple knows the workings of these natural laws of Creation, they are then able to safely transcend the barriers between this and the inner Kingdom, and come into the presence of the Spiritual Christ.  

Once we understand this important element in Paul's Epistles, we then begin to comprehend why Paul considered it one of the greatest of sins to promote a doctrine of belief -- as seen in the words: Reject a factious man after a first and second warning, knowing that such a man is perverted and is sinning, being self-condemned” (Titus 3:10-11 NAS).   The essence of what Paul taught was that believers were to rid themselves of all worldly thoughts and desires in order to embrace the indwelling Logos -- thereby becoming an Anointed One, or genuine Christian.   From Paul's perspective, beliefs and doctrines pertaining to mysteries that are beyond the comprehension of the natural man, were thorns and entanglements that the god of this world used to imprison the believer.

In order to preserve the Sacred Knowledge of TheWay from generation to generation -- so that all seekers are able to find TheWay -- the scriptures are encoded with the necessary knowledge that enables the prodigal sons and daughters of the Most High to return to the Inner Edenic Kingdom of Origination with their Heavenly Father (see Gate Of Eden).   And those who learn to turn the scriptures within self, and perceive what appears to be historical and cosmic accounts as events of the body, mind and spirit, will find the Inner Gates to the Holy City opening unto them.   The book of The Revelation proclaims: “The Revelation… which must shortly come to pass... Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is at hand”.   It does not say that in two thousand years these things will come to pass; but rather, “…the time is at hand”.   The nations that rise against nations, the famines, pestilences and earthquakes, are all the signs of the “pangs of birth” (Mt 24) that the disciple experiences as they move near to the Kingdom within.   “Varily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled” (Mt 24:34); “Varily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation” (Mt 23:36); “There are some standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom” (Mt 16:28).   Thus, the words of the Lord, “Repent [change the mind], for the Kingdom is at hand” is the key to witnessing the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom.   In order to overcome, we must understand that the kingdom will never come so as to be seen outwardly, for the kingdom is within us (Lk 17:20-21).   Prior to the time of Constantine, this fundamental spiritual truth was well understood: Under Alexandrian Theology, the Church Father Origen is quoted in the Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics as writing: “God never speaks to us from outside” (In Psalm 27).   Thus, if we are to see the Lord coming in His glory, we must cleanse and purify our body-mind, break down our own inner walls of division, and look within ourselves to God’s Holy Temple.   

A very important insight into the very essence of the genuine teachings of Jesus and TheWay is contained in an article in the Encyclopedia Britannica under the heading, The History of Christian Mysticism, where it reads: “Although the essence of mysticism is the sense of contact with the transcendent, mysticism in the history of Christianity should not be understood merely in terms of special ecstatic experiences but as part of a religious process lived out within the context of the Christian community. From this perspective mysticism played a vital part in the early church. Early Christianity was a religion of the spirit that expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”.  

These words must be a profound revelation to a body of believers who have been barred from the use of reason.   When Jesus commanded his disciples: “But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren” (Matt 23:8 NKJ) -- what he was saying is that the genuine follower of the Christ is the one who opens the inner door of the mind to the Master, and develops their sense of contact with the transcendent”.  

What is being said here is that Christianity in its original form as a spiritual religion, and the natural environment of the genuine Church is mysticism -- which is defined as one's personal communion with God -- and it is this direct contact with the Divine Within, that the Disciple receives the Spiritual Gnosis or Mysteries of the Kingdom.   In this we can see the great dividing line between both the Jewish sects of the Sadducees and Pharisees, and the Essene Mystics who worshiped the Father in a Spiritual Temple that was beyond the comprehension of the carnally minded Jew.   Paramount, then, to understanding one of the primary differences between Genuine Christianity and pseudo-Christianity, is the understanding that genuine Christianity is a spiritual religion, and it “expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”.   Thus, the religious ideas expressed by Luther and Calvin -- where man rejects reason, and closes the mind in order to cling to the dogma of a manmade church -- concepts which remain to this day as the foundation of modern doctrine -- not only had no place among the first Christians, but were in fact alien to the very core teachings of Jesus.   What this means is that the church which came into being in the fourth century, was the anti-church -- i.e., a shadow church that was ruled by the god of this world.

It is the chirst of this realm that lives and moves in a world of darkness.   It is the chirst of this world that condemns the use of reason and the development of the mind.   It is the christ of this world that attempts to alienate us from our very gift bestowed from God our Creator -- which is an illumined mind and an Anointed understanding.

When the Encyclopedia Britannica states with regard to the church prior to the fourth century: “…From this perspective mysticism played a vital part in the early church. Early Christianity was a religion of the spirit that expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness” -- it is this spiritual element that died when the church was made a secular institution by the Emperor Constantine.   Sadly, it is this same spiritual element that continues to remain dormant even in the world of Christendom to this very day.

In those many places where the Bible speaks of the Mysteries of God as seen in the words: “we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began” (1 Cor 2:7 NIV) -- the Apostle is quite clear that this “secret wisdom” cannot be comprehended by men who perceive life and the scriptures with a carnal mindset -- but rather, with a spiritual mindset that is established upon the mystical senses founded in the higher powers of mind.   And if we ask the question as to why carnal man is incapable of perceiving the Mysteries of God that are spoken of by the Apostle?   Because these elements of mind that are necessary to perceive the higher reality of man, are centered in parts of the ninety percent of the mind which the natural person is unable to access -- and it is these sections of the mind that are said to lie dormant within all people.   Thus, only the mystic -- Gnostic -- or spiritual Christian -- has the ability to perceive the Mysteries of God, and know the True Christ, and enter the Genuine Temple of the Lord, because they endeavor to expand their consciousness by going beyond the ten percent barrier of mind that limits man in his natural organic state of being.

 

 

A Church In Denial! 

The Prophesy

For nearly 2000 years many Christians have blamed the Jews for killing Christ!    But the scriptures not only demonstrate the error of their beliefs, but further demonstrate that it is the modern Christian who is blind to the Living Word -- deaf to the Living Word -- and whose hearts have been hardened so as not to perceive nor comprehend the Truth.    And these words of the Lord have come upon the Christians in our own time: "And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: 'Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing you will see and not perceive; For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them'" (Matt 13:14-15 NKJ)

Why did the Sadducees and Pharisees reject Yeshua/Jesus?   Because in throwing away the Key of Knowledge, and living in accordance with their own manmade doctrines and traditions, they made themselves apostates to the Kingdom of God: “Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge; you did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered” (Luke 11:52 NAS).    And thus, while Christians attempt to read the scriptures, they see not!   And while they hear the oracles of the Living Word, their ears are deaf.   And while they attempt to embrace the Living Word, in the manner of the Sadducees and Pharisees they understand it not -- because their hearts have been hardened from the teachings of Yeshua/Jesus and TheWay. 

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…” (John 12:37), all people who call themselves Christian should ask themselves why?    Why, after Yeshua performed wonderous miracles and miraculous signs right before their eyes, they did not believe he was sent from ?    Further, because Christians fail to ask this all-important question -- and don't understand, they 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).   What does this mean?  Contrary to what the vast majority of Christians want to believe, it is important for us to realize what the Bible actually states -- i.e., that the people who did not accept Yeshua did not reject him of their own accord, but because God did not permit them to believe in Yeshua.  

For nineteen hundred years many Christians have condemned the Jews for “killing Christ.   Yet Peter states to the leaders of the Jews regarding Jesus that: this Man delivered up by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death” (Acts 2:23 NAS).   The word “predetermined” as used in this instance, should invoke a great many questions in the minds of modern Jews and Christians alike.   Did the Jews and Romans crucify Christ?   Commenting on this verse, Barnes' Notes states: The fact, moreover, that this was predicted, shows that it was fixed or resolved on. No event can be foretold, evidently, unless it be certain that it will take place. The event, therefore, must in some way be fixed or resolved on beforehand.

Speaking about the Hand of God upon the hearts and minds of the people, Peter and John said: Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen (Acts 4:27-28 NIV).   What the two disciples are conveying to the reader is that every event that took place at the crucifixion was directly brought about by the Hand of God acting upon the hearts and minds of the people.   Regardless of whether we understand it, in order to begin the journey of walking in The Way, it is imperative for us to acknowledge the validity of this biblical statement.   Moreover, if this is true, we must ask ourselves the question: How can man resist the power and will” of what God “decided beforehand should happen”?   Christians must therefore ask the question: How could the Jews resist the Will of God?

What is clearly conveyed to the reader is that the biblical teaching regarding the crucifixion was a pre-planned drama that God brought about by imposing His supernatural and All-Pervasive Will upon a group of people who were little more than puppets on God's stage of life.   Unless Christians are ready to adopt the doctrine that man is more powerful than the Will of God, then they must be ready to acknowledge the fact that those who brought about the events which culminated in the crucifixion, had little to no choice in what transpired.   This biblical fact is seen quite clearly documented in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia under the heading of Foreknow, where it writes: Thus, in Peter's speeches in Acts the predestination which finds expression in (Acts 4:28) is practically identified with the term prognosis in (2:23). Everything which happened to Jesus took place in accordance with ‘the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God,’ so that nothing happened except that which God had foreordained”.

Who killed Christ?   “God had willed the death of Jesus (John 3:16) and the death of Judas (Acts 1:16)”, writes Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament, and then adds: but that fact did not absolve Judas from his responsibility and guilt (Luke 22:22)”.    

Christians Ignore The Warning Of Paul

 

The fact that Christians ignore the warnings of Paul that the scriptures possess a meaning that is beyond the perception of the "natural mind", is the reason why modern Christians are under the grave misconception that the "Bible is so simple to understand".   Why do they perceive the written word to be simple to understand?  Actually, in ignoring the very warnings written to them, Christians have destroyed their covenant that Paul speaks of when they entered into a Covenant with Constantine and Pagan Rome -- i.e., their own hearts have been hardened even worse than the Sadducees and Pharisees at the time of Yeshua, and they know not to be afraid: "If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. You will say then, 'Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.' Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either" (Rom 11:17-21 NIV).

Be afraid, Paul warns!   Yet, in complete denial of Yeshua's teachings, the vast majority of Christians today live in the manner of the heathen and unbelievers -- and because their own hearts are hardened from belief in the doctrines of the 4th century Roman Church which they continue to cling to, they are too out of touch with the warnings in the Bible that conveys to them that the should "...be afraid".   In the writings of his disciple Clement, Peter acknowledges that God did not want a sizeable portion of the Jews to believe in Yeshua -- and hardened their hearts from embracing him: “Neither, therefore, are the Hebrews condemned on account of their ignorance of Jesus, by reason of Him who has concealed Him, if, doing the things commanded by Moses, they do not hate Him whom they do not know. Neither are those from among the Gentiles condemned, who know not Moses on account of Him who hath concealed him, provided that these also, doing the things spoken by Jesus, do not hate Him whom they do not know."   The Christians, of course, not only hated the Jews, but they literally murdered them! (see The Death Of The Religion Of Jesus)   And under the influence of Constantine the teachings of Yeshua were nailed to the cross -- and under the Middle Age Reformers of Luther and Calvin, there was a total denial of these teachings -- and the error of the Christians is portrayed in the words of Peter to his disciple Clement: “For even the Hebrews who believe Moses, and do not observe the things spoken by him, are not saved, unless they observe the things that were spoken to them. For their believing Moses was not of their own will, but of God, who said to Moses, Behold, I come to thee in a pillar of cloud, that the people may hear me speaking to thee, and may believe thee for ever. Since, therefore, both to the Hebrews and to those who are called from the Gentiles, believing in the teachers of truth is of God, while excellent actions are left to every one to do by his own judgment, the reward is righteously bestowed upon those who do well. For there would have been no need of Moses, or of the coming of Jesus, if of themselves they would have understood what is reasonable. Neither is there salvation in believing in teachers and calling them lords”.


Why did God harden the hearts of many of the Jews.   While there are a number of reasons, one is that God foreknew that the Christian Church would reject the teachings of Yeshua and their Covenant with God, and enter into a covenant with Pagan Rome where they would worship the antichrist (see Things Christians Don't Tell Jews About The New Testament).   Quoting this article:
Did you know that the New Testament predicts that because of the violation of the Covenant, that G-d would give the Gentile Christians into the hands of the Romans in the same way that He did the Jews to the Babylonians -- and that because of their turning away from the Covenant, that G-d would permit Satan to rule over the Church which is called Christian today?   It has been said that the greatest deception of all time is seen in the success of Satan in his ability to convince man that he does not exist.  If this is so, then Satan's second deception is perhaps even greater than the first -- in that, he has fooled the very elect -- i.e., the very religious authorities of the church who have been warned and taught of his existence.   In total disregard of the admonition of the scriptures themselves, the greater majority of Christians believe that the church is beyond the reach of Satan -- that God somehow drew a line that Satan cannot cross over -- and because of this force of Divine protection, Satan has not immersed himself in every aspect of their lives!  Yet, to their own detriment, the leaders of the modern church ignore the warning of the Apostle: “let no man beguile you in any wise: for (it will not be,) except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God” (2 Thes 2:3-4 ASV).   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 -- i.e., the Antichrist!   Historically speaking, it has been almost universally recognized that the period in time which the Apostle was referring to was in the fourth century when the church made a covenant with the Roman Emperor Constantine.   With regard to this falling away, the Adam Clark Commentary writes of this passage of Paul's Epistle: “[Except there come a falling away first] We have the original word apostasia in our word apostasy; and by this term we understand a dereliction of the essential principles of religious truth, either a total abandonment of Christianity itself, or such a corruption of its doctrines as renders the whole system completely inefficient to salvation. But what this apostasy means is a question which has not yet, and perhaps never will be, answered to general satisfaction” (from the Adam Clarke Commentary).  Not to depreciate or make less the significance of any one of the individual statements presented in the above words, what the modern believer must recognized is the far-reaching totality of the statement: But what this apostasy means is a question which has not yet, and perhaps never will be, answered to general satisfaction”Did you know that the doctrines instituted by the ministers of Satan continue as the foundation of the Christian Church to this very day?  Thus, because the Gentiles rejected the teachings of Yeshua, and violated their Covenant, they exist to this very day in a similar state as when the Jews were carried away into Babylon -- i.e., they exist in spiritual exile!  

Because Christians rejected the teachings of Yeshua and embraced those of Pagan Rome and the worship of the Jesus-god -- and they were too arrogant and spiritually disenfranchised to "be afraid" -- the Christians are presently in the same predicament that the Jews were 2000 years ago.   In the same way that the Jews looked for their conquering Messiah and were blind to the one who was sent from the Lord to show them TheWay -- because of unbelief and the corruption of the teachings of Yeshua -- the Christians whose hearts are hardened look for the Kingdom and their Christ in vain (see The Messiah Can't Come In The Way Jews And Christians Predict ).    The article demonstrates that the Messiah/Christ will never come in the manner that carnal Jews and Christians predict, because it is within them (see http://GateOfEden.com ).   

The Lord Is Calling

But The Christians Are Deaf And Cannot Hear!

 

The world is in a renewed spiritual revival/rebirth.   And to set the stage to raise up a more faithful people, the Hand of the Lord gave the people the Dead Sea Scrolls which demonstrated that what they commonly believe about Christian beginnings is counterfeit church doctrine and a fraud.   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).    Further, it has been shown conclusively that the Bible has been altered in order to create the Pagan Jesus-god -- i.e., see Ten Words .    And as a result of rejecting the teachings of Yeshua, and then entering into a covenant with Pagan Rome, the whole of the scriptures they use have been corrupted (see The Orthodox Corruption Of The Scriptures ).   And like the Sadducees and Pharisees who observed the miracles of Yeshua and yet did not believe, God has hardened the hearts of the vast majority of Christians from acknowledging the corruption of the scriptures.   Because they have rejected the teachings of Yeshua -- made him their Pagan god -- and continue to embrace the doctrines of Constantine who they entered into a covenant with -- their hearts have been hardened from acknowledging the truth with respect to the corruption of their Bibles regardless of the proof they are shown!    

Quoting the article on why the Messiah/Christ will never come in the manner that carnal Jews and Christians predict: 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 -- true disciples of Yeshua must then totally re-evaluate everything they think they know about both the Gospel Message, and the life they 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”?   Yeshua warned that that the Kingdom would never come upon the earth in the manner that carnal Jews and Christians perpetually predict (Luke 17:20-21 and The Gate Of Eden), but Christians reject the teachings of Yeshua and embrace the doctrines of men -- resulting in the hardening of the hearts by the Hand of the Lord working upon them and blinding them to the Living Word.   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”.    And it is this entering into the gates of the Eternal City of Jerusalem from above that Yeshua accused the Pharisees of throwing away the Key of Knowledge in their manmade doctrines when he said: “Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge; you did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered” (Luke 11:52 NAS).   In where?   It is the Key of Knowledge that must open the inner Gate to the City!

The modern believer will of course oppose such a reality, saying that Yeshua came to save those who are lost.   Yet, it was the Lord himself who warned: “But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living” (Matt 22:31-32 KJV).   Thus, those who are worthy of the resurrection are those who follow in the footsteps of the Lord along TheWay -- making themselves the good ground within which the Living Word has been implanted (see The Sower And The Seed).   What this means is that we can be likened to a fetus -- and in the same way that a fetus has the potential to be born into this physical world, we have the potential to be born into what Yeshua called the Kingdom (see Rebirth vs Church Doctrine).    But we permit ourselves to become miscarried, because we defile ourselves with the doctrines and culture of this world.   

In two important recent Christian archeological discoveries known as the Oxyrhynchus Papyri and the Gospel of Thomas, we can see an essential teaching that Constantine removed from the Bible which Yeshua conveyed to those who asked him about the coming of the Kingdom: “When the Lord was asked by a certain man, when should his kingdom come, he said unto him, when two shall be one and the without as the within, and the male with the female, neither male nor female”.   That this is an authentic saying of the Lord which was at one time in our scriptures is affirmed by St. Clement, the disciple of Peter, in his The Second Epistle of Clement where he writes: “Let us expect, therefore, hour by hour, the kingdom of God in love and righteousness, since we know not the day of the appearing of God. For the Lord Himself, being asked by one when His kingdom would come, replied, 'When two shall be one, that which is without as that which is within, and the male with the female, neither male nor female’”.   What these important teachings convey is the reality of an inner Armageddon, and the spiritual birth of the disciple in the Kingdom within.

Christians often portray the Revelation as "...so easy to understand", because their hearts have been hardened to the spiritual meaning.   The Jews whose eyes were blinded and whose hearts were hardened were of the same belief with respect to the Kingdom coming upon the earth, and Yeshua warned them that they know not the true spiritual meaning of the scriptures, or the power of the Most High.   In order to continue to embrace the doctrines of Pagan Rome -- and live off the collection plate in the manner of the Sadducees and Pharisees before them -- Christians had to reject what was given to them in the Dead Sea Scrolls and other scriptures -- remain in denial with respect to the corruption of their scriptures -- and reject those who the Lord has sent back into the world to gather up the flock of the faithful, and guide them in TheWay.   And while the few whose eyes have been opened and whose hearts are not hardened have come to the more pure teachings of TheWay, and these few are condemned by the Christians in the same exact manner that the carnal Jews condemned the disciples of Yeshua.   Thus, quoting the Gate Of Eden web site:  The Church is at present being led by blind guides who, like the Sadducees and Pharisees in New Testament biblical times, have obstructed the people's path into the Kingdom because they preach manmade doctrines and the traditions of the Church of Rome.   Because they have themselves failed to put on the "wedding garment", and have not themselves entered the Kingdom to learn directly from my brother Yeshua, they lead the people in the wrong direction!   And while they attempt to make sense of the written word of the scriptures from a carnal perspective, these words are as relevant to them as to the carnal Jews in biblical times:  "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering." (Luke 11:52 NLT).   The Key of Knowledge is the spiritual meaning of the scriptures -- i.e., not the "letter that killeth" -- but rather, the spiritual meaning that can only be discerned by spiritual men and women who live a consecrated life.   And what is the flaw that the experts in the written word are accused of?   "You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering."   You must therefore use the Key of Knowledge by turning it within yourself, and opening the inner "narrow gate" to the Kingdom within!   You do this by putting on the "wedding garment" of spiritual purity, so the knowledge of the Mysteries of God can be taught to you directly from your indwelling spiritual nature.  

Disciples by Imitation of Messiah/Christ

Yeshua warned that while man are called, only a very few will walk in TheWay and enter into Life.  While it may be difficult for the believers of the simple faith who are on the bottom rung of the ladder to understand, Yeshua was a man just as each of us is.   Thus, the original disciples of Yeshua often quoted his words ( Matt. 10: 24- 25 ) as their warrant, and affirmed their motto to be: "We also would be imitators of Messiah/Christ" (Origen, quoted by Schliemann). Yeshua/Jesus, they asserted, "was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Messiah/Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ." Hence Yeshua's disciples "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs" (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).  The Ebionite/Nazirenes remained faithful to the teachings of Yeshua/Jesus: That he was/is our elder brother -- that as the Children of God, each of us has the potential to do what he did -- that when we receive the Anointing (Messiah/Christ), that we will know what he knew -- and as Children of the Most High, we cann be At-One with Our Heavenly Father by walking in TheWay, and beginning our own return journey of the Prodigal Son/Daughter back to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination from which we originally emerged.   And what was the Ebionite Nazirene beliefs about Yeshua/Jesus: "They revered Jesus as the greatest of the prophets, endowed with supernatural virtue and power. They ascribed to his person and to his future reign all the predictions of the Hebrew oracles which relate to the spiritual and everlasting kingdom of the promised Messiah" (Gibbon; Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.2, P.222).

 

The Essence of TheWay

Yeshua/Jesus did not come to promote belief in the Messiah/Christ - neither did he come to promote the worship of Messiah/Christ - Yeshua/Jesus came to teach the people TheWay to become Messiah/Christ, and fulfill the vision of a Kingdom of Priests and a Holy Nation of Anointed (Messiah/Christ) Disciples who are set aside for the service of the Most High God that Yeshua taught was the Father of all of mankind. The path of TheWay could not be walked by many Jews because they were carnal in their perception of the Law (Torah), and could not use the Key of Knowledge to open the inner door to the Kingdom.  In like manner, the majority of the Roman and Greek followers who were too Pagan to embrace the teachings of Yeshua, were not interested in a life of genuine change and spiritual transformation, so they made Jesus their God so they didn't have to pick up their own cross and follow in TheWay. Thus, the Church itself betrayed and crucified Messiah/Christ when it immersed itself in the way of the heathen, and worshiped the messenger instead of imitating the pattern and example that Yeshua set as the required standard for all those who called upon the name of the Lord. The Good News is that once you understand and are willing to live in accordance with the Original teachings of the New Covenant, the Promise is that you will Know the Truth for yourself as you are permitted entrance into the Kingdom within you (Lk 17:20-21).

 

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The below web sites are written in the name of Allan Cronshaw, which is my birth name in this present life.   The manner in which these other web sites are composed is very different than on this one -- wherein, on these other web sites there is an attempt to document and demonstrate every proof and concept of TheWay using a multitude of resources and biblical verses -- while on this web site there is no other authority than Jacob writing to you as the Brother Of Yeshua who was the leader of the Hebrew/Christian movement of TheWay.   In the recently discovered Gospel of Thomas it is written: (12) The disciples said to Jesus, "We know that you will depart from us. Who is to be our leader?" Jesus said to them, "Wherever you are, you are to go to James the righteous, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being."   So to once again restore the teachings of TheWay which is today known as Christianity, the Lord has sent Jacob/James, the Brother of Yeshua/Jesus, back into the world in order to guide the faithful flock into the Truth, the Light, and the Kingdom within (Luke 17:20-21).   It is there that my brother Yeshua/Jesus awaits you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

   

The Long Island Mystic and Nazirene Disciple of TheWay: The Organizational HomePage of The Nazirene -- the Long Island Mystic, Evangelical Minister, and Prophet of TheWay -- who God bestowed upon him the gift of the recall of his previous life as a Disciple 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?

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?

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The modern believer has embraced the Church dogma that they are assured of salvation totally upon their faith, after they proclaim their allegiance to Jesus as their Lord and Savior.   Yet, they ignore the fact that Paul himself totally refutes this Church doctrine which has the effect of canceling out many of the most important teachings of the Gospels.   Is the person who calls themselves a Christian guaranteed salvation?   As the dogma of the Church promotes today?   A simply reading of what is referred to as The Ten Minute Test will demonstrate that this doctrine of the Church is totally counterfeit!!!   Yet, because the Church has thrown away the Key of Knowledge, they simply have no means to understand the warnings of Paul in The Ten Minute Test that complacent Christians are not only apostates to the Christ who crucify the Lord afresh -- but that their fate is in fact even worse than that of the unbelievers.      Moreover, Paul himself warned the Gentile converts that if they fail to hold fast to the Gospel teachings, that they will be rejected even faster than the Jews who Jesus condemned -- i.e., "Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either" (Rom 11:20-21 NIV).   Yet, the Gentile converts who portrayed themselves as Orthodox were so arrogant, that they not only persecuted the Jews -- but they condemned the original followers and disciples of Jesus as heretics -- eventually hunting them down and murdering them, because they (the Ebionites and Spiritual (Gnostic) Christians) refused to accept the religion of the Emperor of Rome.    And because they rejected and spilt the blood of those who possessed the Key of Knowledge, the Church has in essence thrown away the Key of Knowledge -- and because they are no longer able to unlock the soul and spirit of the scriptures, they remain hopelessly lost in a Spiritual Diaspora.  

To this very day, what the immature faith-based believers of a natural organic mindset have trouble in comprehending -- a reality that continues to plague all people who attempt to read the scriptures -- is the reality that the religion preached by Paul was one of Spiritual Transformation.   Paul warned those he preached to about the written words of the scriptures which he portrayed as the "letter that killeth", that their religious ideas, beliefs and doctrines pertaining to the meaning of the Gospel, were merely elementary -- so elementary and carnal, that if it were possible to even tell them the Truth, that they would immediately reject the knowledge of the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom as utter "foolishness" (see Mystery).    What Paul was stating was that the greater body of believers were very much like a child entering kindergarten -- and, what Paul called the "testimony" of Christ and the physical crucifixion, was an entry-level beginning that was taught to the congregation of believers, because their mind's were too carnal to understand the true meaning of the Gospel and the Mysteries of the Kingdom.    Why did Paul teach an entry level doctrine to the body of believers that was representative of a mere shadow of the true spiritual meaning of the Gospel?   -- and Paul attempted to convey this higher reality of soul, spirit and the Kingdom to believers who were unable to comprehend the Mysteries of God, because he was a man who was not only enlightened about the Kingdom within (see Gate Of Eden), but had himself been permitted entrance into the Kingdom.   This entrance into the Kingdom is seen in his words that every Christian who beseeches the Lord today to enlighten their understanding, is in fact asking to see and hear “…things so astounding that they are beyond a man's power to describe or put in words…” -- and the few who possess the Key of Knowledge and are able to open the inner door to the Heavenly Kingdom, after these select few gaze upon these mysteries, what they have witnessed will be of such a profound nature that they will “…not [be] allowed to tell them to others” (2 Cor 12:4 TLB).    Why?   The fact that the modern congregation of Christians can't explain why those who overcome and are able to enter the Inner Kingdom cannot even share with other believers what they witnessed, should cause every person who claims to be a believer to re-examine with they think they know and believe.   The King James version goes as far as to state with respect to the esoteric knowledge that those who use the Key of Knowledge to open the Inner "narrow strait gate" to the Kingdom and acquire this sacred knowledge  "which it is not lawful for a man to utter" (2 Cor 12:4 NKJV) to the believers of the simple faith that Paul portrays as receiving only the entry-level "milk" of the Gospel -- and yet, because the Gentiles who portrayed themselves as Orthodox had entered into a covenant with Pagan Rome -- embracing the dogma of the emperor whose armies murdered all who he deemed heretics -- i.e., ”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 ).    In throwing away the Key of Knowledge, it is now impossible for the modern Christian who dwells in a Spiritual Diaspora to open the Inner  "narrow strait gate" to the Kingdom and acquire this sacred knowledge  that could only be revealed to the inner core of disciples.

The fact that those who personify themselves as Christians today, are in fact clueless as to the nature and reality of this important Spiritual Knowledge that can only be unlocked with the proper use of the Key of Knowledge that the Pagan Church of Rome threw away, renders them totally incapable of even answering the question: Why will those who gain entrance to the Kingdom not be able to even attempt to convey to the believers in the Church what they have seen and witnessed?   To the degree that this esoteric Truth which is portrayed as “…things so astounding that they are beyond a man's power to describe or put in words… which it is not lawful for a man to utter" to those who have not themselves been permitted to enter the inner Kingdom?   Because in not having evolved through the process of spiritual transformation, these entry-level believers who Paul portrays as "babes in Christ", are still of a carnal mind -- a mindset that Paul warns: The... “carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God... For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God” (Rom 8:7-8;13 NKJ).    

When Paul warned that he could only speak to the believers at Corinth as   "...men of flesh, as to babes in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1 NAS), what he was warning was that “Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil” (Heb 5:13-14 NIV).   And because they are yet carnal -- not having undergone the process of spiritual transformation -- Paul warned that “And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know” (1 Cor 8:2 NKJ).   For if man could simply open the scriptures and be able to discern the Truth and the spiritual meaning of the written words of the text, Jesus would not have said of his disciples: “For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it” (Matt 13:17 NIV).   Why did Jesus say these words?   Because the majority of believers who attempted to read the scriptures literally, and observe the oracles of the Word in a ritualized outward manner, were the counterfeit believers whose carnal mindset had spiritually disenfranchised them from the Kingdom within. 

While the modern congregations of Christians attempt to ignore the above facts that they are incapable of understanding because of the prevailing spiritual ignorance imposed upon them in their present exile in a Spiritual Diaspora, they continue to reject many key teachings of the Gospel that could free them from their present shackles of ignorance.  

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.   Thus, 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).   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 the Gospel message, 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 exile 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 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.   

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?   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???  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, will in fact 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 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 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.

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.   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 mean 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.   By using Jesus as a pagan mojo -- i.e., as a license to sin in the manner that the Churches preach -- 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 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).   

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, 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, invoke 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 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, 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 statements of Paul that 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", in no manner cancels out the above warnings and statements by the same author.      And to call, must be within the context of the parable of The Call to the Wedding Feast (see The Call).    In the parable 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 the chosen ones met with the above promised fate of destruction (Matt 22:7) -- even those who did come 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).   And 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).

Fate Of Most Christians Worse Than That Of The Unbelievers: 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 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 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 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. 

The evidence has proven that when the scriptures were given to the Gentiles, they immediately began to corrupt them (see Bible Corruption ) and misinterpret the meaning because they did not possess the necessary Key of Knowledge.   And this prompted James to write in the Epistle of Peter and James: "Hear me, brethren and fellow-servants. If we should give the books to all indiscriminately, and they should be corrupted by any daring men, or be perverted by interpretations, as you have heard that some have already done, it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error.   Wherefore it is better that they should be with us, and that we should  communicate them with all the fore-mentioned care to those who wish to live piously, and to save others."    

The fact is attested to that the Ebionite/Nazirene Disciples of Jesus did not give the Gentiles the most spiritual scriptures -- i.e., in the words of St. Jerome: "A difficult work is enjoined, since this translation has been commanded me by your Felicities, which St. Matthew himself, the Apostle and Evangelist, did not wish to be openly written. For if it had not been Secret, he would have added to the evangel that which he gave forth was his; but he made up this book sealed up in the Hebrew characters, which he put forth even in such a way that the book, written in Hebrew letters and by the hand of himself, might be possessed by the men most religious, who also, in the course of time, received it from those who preceded them. But this very book they never gave to any one to be transcribed, and its text they related some one way and some another".  This Secret more Spiritual version of the Book of Matthew was referred to by Gibbon where he wrote: "But the secret and authentic history has been recorded in several copies of the Gospel according to St. Matthew, which these sectaries long preserved in the original Hebrew, as the sole evidence of their faith."

Why would it be written by James and Peter that if this essential knowledge was lost, that "...it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error."?   Why couldn't believers merely read the scriptures, and know the truth?    For many of the very same reasons why Paul warned that the believers of a natural organic mind will look upon the Mysteries of God as "foolishness"!   Why Paul warned that those who knew the Truth by virtue of their inner spiritual experiences, were not permitted to tell others what they witnessed in the Kingdom -- i.e., “…things so astounding that they are beyond a man's power to describe or put in words…” -- and after they gaze upon these mysteries, what they have witnessed will be of such a profound nature that they will “…not [be] allowed to tell them to others” (2 Cor 12:4 TLB).

Why The Jews Were Condemned

The Jews who saw only the written literal words of the scriptures, threw away the Key of Knowledge that unlocks the inner "narrow gate" to the Kingdom within ( Gate Of Eden ).    In the words of the New Living Translation: "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52).   Which conveys to us that if the experts in religious law had properly used and applied the Key of Knowledge, that they not only would have been able to enter the Kingdom -- but that they would have become a true guide to others.   The fact that the carnal Jews predicted and looked for the Kingdom to come upon the earth in the manner that the modern Christians do today -- even though Jesus stated that the Kingdom would never come upon the earth in the manner that carnal men predict ( Gate Of Eden ) -- is representative of the primary reason why Jesus portrayed them as blind guides who brought great suffering upon the people.   And, because the vast majority of Gentiles did not themselves possess the Key of Knowledge, they failed to understand that this was the very reason why Jesus condemned the Pharisees and Sadducees as counterfeit and blind guides.    That the Key of Knowledge must be properly applied so it will open the inner door to the Kingdom, is further demonstrated in the words: "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." (Matt 7:13-14 NKJ).   And when Jesus was asked directly when the Kingdom of God would come upon the earth as Jews and Christians believe, Jesus said it would never come upon the earth, because it is within us all: "Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you." (Luke 17:20-21 NKJ).   And Christians today fail to comprehend this fact, because they have thrown away the Key of Knowledge that unlocks the inner "narrow gate".   And modern Christians can't even begin to understand the Mysteries of God  (see Mystery), or the spiritual meaning of the scriptures, because they ignore and reject the warning in the parable of the Sower and the Seed where it states: “Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?” (Mark 4:13 KJV) -- or, in the wording of a the modern language New Living Translation: “But if you can’t understand this story, how will you understand all the others I am going to tell? (see Sower And The Seed)