There Is A Spiritual Reason For Violence In The World
You Can't Have Peace Without Enlightenment
You Can't Have Enlightenment Without The Truth
So Long As the Church Continues To Censor And Withhold Important Scriptures
Violence Will Continue To Manifest In The World
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Do You Want Truth, Peace, And Light? Few modern Christians perceive the depth of Jesus' teachings because they are under a great many misconceptions -- i.e., 2000 years of misconceptions that have formed the doctrines of the church into its present state. The power to restore the Church to its original spiritual essence is on the horizon, and peace on earth can become a reality -- and this reality can be greatly accelerated by you, the reader, by invoking the Laws and engaging the present pope to bring about change -- if he is truly willing to do his part in restoring Peace and Light on Earth. Below is an Epistle written to Pope John Paul urging him to release certain early Gospels and writings from the most secret part of the Vatican Library where they are presently hidden away. I know they are there because I have seen them in former lives/times, and these documents were shown to me in this life when I was permitted to enter the Kingdom. One document in particular is known as the Gospel of the Hebrews or Ebionites, and is known in the early history of the Church as the Original (Hebrew) Version of Matthew. Ask yourself: Do you desire Peace on Earth? Do you desire the Truth? Do you desire the Kingdom to come with an end to human suffering? Do you desire the Lord to return? With the secrets that are imbedded in this most Sacred of Gospels, the Muslims will embrace both Jews and Christians as brothers, and the Jews will call upon the Name of the Lord when they see the essence of TheWay restored by this most sacred scripture when it is made available, with the fulfilling of the prediction: "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate; for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!'" (Matt 23:37-39 NKJ).
While Pope John Paul II calls for world peace
He has in his possession a most sacred document that will bring world peace
Do You Want To Change The World?
Many people want to change the world -- or at least the conditions of the world -- but they don't know how. Yeshua/Jesus stated that his followers would be able to accomplish anything -- even greater works than he did -- but because the modern Christian does not know how to invoke the Laws that control this world, they are today virtually powerless. Our secular utopian-minded brothers and sisters want to build a better world, but because they do not know how to invoke the Laws that control this world, they too are virtually powerless. What are the Laws? If we desired to build a house, we would have to follow certain standards and guidelines in our construction project. Most Christians and utopian-secularists today are like people who shovel sand in the wind in the endeavor to build a lasting structure. They know nothing of the proper foundation, framework and supports, or the materials that must be used in the construction of a lasting spiritual/utopian structure that would alter the course of world events and reality. To research the Laws and gain a foundational understanding, you may read the article entitled American Spirituality or http://ThomasPaineRedux.com .
The Master-Builder knows how to look for the movement of the Laws and Tides of the earth, and utilize them to bring about change. Unlike those who throw sand in the wind attempting to build a structure, the Master-Builder knows how to observe the movement of the Laws, and perceives the crucial moment when the time is right in order to supercharge the movements of the heavens and earth to bring about certain results that he would not be able to do by virtue of his own natural organic bodily powers. When Yeshua/Jesus predicted that his followers would perform greater works than he did, he expected his followers to be Anointed (Messiah/Christ) disciples who would be able to invoke the Laws in the same manner that he invoked the Laws.
Pope John Paul II Holds The Key To World Peace: Pope John Paul II is in his present position as pope, because the Laws have permitted him to occupy that seat of power in the Roman Church. This reality is not only true with respect to all world leaders, but is further true of all people and the station they hold in life from the least to the greatest. How can this be? You can begin to understand the Laws through a basic knowledge of modern quantum physics (see Science Proves Religion), or you can embrace the original essence of the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay and learn how to enter the Inner Kingdom and explore the parallel realms that control every aspect of life here on earth. That Christians are unable to do this today -- as well as not being able to accomplish the spiritual works that Yeshua said they would be able to bring about -- is because the institutionalized church has thrown away the Key of Knowledge -- a Key which enables the disciple of Messiah/Christ to open the "narrow gate" to the Kingdom within them (see Gate of Eden). But because the faithful flock has earnestly prayed for greater understanding and knowledge of TheWay, the Lord has heard their prayers and is moving to once again restore the Key of Knowledge.
All things in this world exist by virtue of the Laws that have manifested and brought them forth -- and all change is the result of the cycles of these Laws that we observe in the movement of the heavenly bodies, the seasons, tides, the functioning of our bodies, as well as everyday occurrences of life. Further, everything that we think, do and say is the product of these Laws, and our desires and actions are invoking the Laws that will create and mold our future -- i.e., this great fact of reality is revealed in the words of the Apostle: "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap" (Gal 6:7 NKJ). What this means is that, whatever our life is at present is the result of our own past actions -- and whatever our future will be, will be the result of our present thoughts, desires and actions. There are no accidents -- chance, or the luck of the draw. Every aspect of life has a cause -- regardless of whether we perceive or comprehend that cause. Quoting the above link (see Science Proves Religion), in his book Urbausteine der Materie, physicist Walter Thirring wrote about matter that modern physics “has put our thinking about the essence of matter in a different context. It has taken our gaze from the visible - the particles - to the underlying entity, the field. The presence of matter is merely a disturbance of the perfect state of the field at that place; something accidental, one could almost say, a ‘blemish’. Accordingly, there are no simple laws describing the forces between elementary particles… Order and symmetry must be sought in the underlying field.”
What this means is that the cause of all things that we see and experience in this world is in the surrounding field that is intimately connected to all physical matter -- and when we learn to control this relationship between the field and matter, we are then able to bring about change in the manner that Yeshua taught. That most people fail to comprehend the higher reality of this world is due to the fact that they have no understanding of the relationship between what they see and experience, and the underlying field that is the cause of all things. Yet, if we learn how to invoke the Laws, then we can begin to control both our lives and the events that transpire in this world of matter.
Unbeknown to us, the world of physical form in which we presently dwell has been imbued by the Laws of its Creator God to return back to us whatever we have ourselves invoked -- i.e., we reap what we sow. That the great majority of people fail to realize this fact, is because they are attempting to perceive reality through a very narrow focus -- and therefore fail to see the larger picture that has created the life, events and things they currently perceive as they look out through their own private and intimate window of the world.
Powerful men achieve results because they possess greater (Lawful) power than the average person. This power and position of power is achieved over the course of many lives of spiritual/worldly development, and is perhaps best expressed in the words of the Church Father Origen when he wrote: "Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life. Its place in this world as a vessel appointed to honor or dishonor is determined by its previous merits or demerits. Its work in this world determines its place in the world which is to follow this..." life. So while all things are the result of the past, and all aspects of life are a continuation of previous actions, in the case of John Paul II we are presented with a special set of circumstances that we The People can utilize and transform for the good of all mankind in their endeavor to lift the curtain of darkness and ignorance that prevails in this present world. How? Let me explain! But to achieve results, it will require your very limited participation.
We all know that John Paul II is a critical opponent to the present strife in the Middle East and throughout the world. As the spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church, this is an esteemed and correct position to take. The blood of innocent men, women and children are perpetually being spilled -- and a man of God would rightly promote peace in the world. But if not even a sparrow can call to earth apart from the Will of our Heavenly Father, then we must be cognizant of the fact that our present conflict in the world is the result of pre-existing causes! So if we are to heal the world and alter its present violent course, then we must go to the very essence of the cause and effect. The utopian slogan of Give Peace A Chance, accomplishes little if men are not willing to resolve their differences. Moreover, in view of the fact that the present course of world events is the result of Laws invoked in the past, we cannot alter these events until we satisfy the cause and essence of the strife. Thus, when Pope John Paul condemned the violence and criticized the opponents in the strife -- strife that the Roman Catholic Church remains an integral part of -- he invoked Laws that if embraced, can achieve a lasting and beneficial result throughout the world. In fact, when Pope John Paul condemned the violence, once properly understood on a much broader scale which incorporates the dimension of time, it can be then understood that the pope actually holds the key to achieving peace in both the Middle East and much of the world.
Does This Sound Crazy?
the brother of Yeshua/Jesus, reincarnating in order to write the pope an epistle,
sounds unbelievable! Right? In recognition that man's
higher reality is beyond natural man's comprehension, Paul warned the baptized
and committed Christians at Corinth that they were too carnal to understand the
Mysteries of God:
“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).
Warning, that those who think they know, do not know as they should:
“If any one imagines that he knows
something, he does not yet know as he ought to know” (1 Cor 8:2 RSV)
speaking of his experiences
when permitted into the Kingdom as beyond
human comprehension when he “…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 12:4 TLB).
Slaves To A Counterfeit Reality!
Quoting the article on Science Proves Religion: In the realization that traditional scientific inquiry can never provide the answers to life, thoughtful physicists in greater number have begun to notice the curious parallels between their own findings and ancient mystical descriptions of reality. These similarities were pointed out in the book, The Tao Of Physics, by Fritjof Capra, and The Dancing Wu Li Masters by Gary Zukav. Zukav’s book takes its title from the Chinese expression for physics, wu li, which he translates as “patterns of organic energy”, and writes: “Bell’s theorem not only suggests that the world is quite different than it seems, it demands it. Something very exciting is happening. Physicists have ‘proved’ rationally that our rational ideas about the world in which we live are profoundly deficient”.
You, the reader, has been imbued with rational ideas that are profoundly deficient! Why? Because you have been trained only to perceive physical matter as being real -- and the cause of life itself. Yet, in the words of Einstein with respect to the relationship between the physical world and it's underlying field that we are unable to perceive with our physical senses: “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” (quoted in M. Capek, The Philosophical Impact of Contemporary Physics).
Open The Mind To Man's Higher Reality
Both the Bible and science warns you that your rational (carnal) ideas pertaining to life and the teachings of Yeshua, all fall short of your own higher reality. If it is true that you will view the Mysteries of God as foolishness, and in the relationship between the field and matter, the only true reality is in the field that natural man cannot perceive with his physical senses, then to cling to these "...rational ideas about the world in which we live are profoundly deficient” and bring about our own death and demise.
The Division Of The Three Religions Are The Will Of God: The present conflict in the Middle East is a religious war that is being waged because of sectarian and religious differences that were born and developed over the past two thousand years. And while the secular liberal left would like to think that people can forget these religious differences and simply negotiate a solution, this utopian position is merely the product of their own ignorance. The conflict is religious, and the Laws that are controlling the events require a religious/spiritual solution that is beyond the means of either the secular liberal left, or the conservative right to bring about. Peace can only be brought about when the cause and effect is satisfied. Thus, we have three religions -- Judaism, Christianity and Islam -- in conflict, and all three claim to worship the same God. And while all three disagree on numerous points, the solution can only be realized when we are able to perceive the past through the eyes of God, and answer the question as to why it was necessary to bring forth these three religious movements in the first place? While most Jews will reject the validity of Christianity and Islam, they do ascribe to the belief that nothing happens in this world apart from the Will of God. In accepting this biblical fact, every Jew must therefore entertain the reality that God not only brought about the birth of what is Christianity today, but then grew it into a predominant world-wide religion. And while Christians would like to think they possess the pure Gospel message, once Yeshua/Jesus' words are realized that every single event in this world is the result of the Will of God -- i.e., "Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father's will" (Matt 10:29 NKJ) -- then it must also be admitted that the Jews failed to believe in Yeshua because of the Will of God (see Things Christians Never Tell Jews About The New Testament), and the religion of Islam was born and arose to a world-wide religion by virtue of the Will of God. And with respect to the balance of these three religions, we must also state that if God desired the last in the order -- i.e., Islam -- to convert and dominate the other two as the final Prophesy and Word of God, then His Will would have been accomplished. If God was with the Muslim world, then the armies of the United States would fail to achieve victory.
All Three Religions Are Important Aspects Of The One: While it may be difficult for the adherents of all three religions to comprehend and admit, these words are true with respect to each of the individual religions: Absolute power corrupts absolutely! It was therefore necessary for Yeshua/Jesus to come because of the corruption of the Jewish leaders in his time. The most esteemed of Orthodox Jews know that the Torah and scriptures are an allegory -- and the True Torah of the Most High is beyond the perception of carnal men (see No Jew Has Read The Torah) -- and because of the corruption of the Sadducee and Pharisee Jewish leaders, it was necessary for Yeshua to come and reveal the Living Torah (see The Torah And TheWay). But as the teachings of Yeshua became accepted bo a greater number of people beyond the boundary of Judaism, corruption quickly began to take hold and the religion known today as Christianity became even more worldly and corrupt than its Jewish predecessor (see The Death Of The Religion Of Jesus). So because of this corruption, it became necessary to raise up Mohammed and give birth to a new branch off the same Tree. And while Muslims may oppose this statement, as the religion of Islam quickly gained power, it too became corrupted. And what the leadership in all three religions fail to realize, is the fact that each of the three embodies important concepts that are often missing in the other two, and have been preserved for the benefit of those seeking Ultimate Truth.
It is important to point out that Mohammed's first wife was the daughter of the Ebionite Elder in Mecca (see Ebionite HomePage), and he was raised by his uncle who was a Nestorian Christian, and trained by the Nestorian monks who had been banished from the empire by the Church of Rome (see Nestorian Theology). These influences were important in the life of Mohammed as he attempted to overcome the corruption of both the Jews and the Christians. It is important to realize that this was the reason why Mohammed swore to protect and preserve the Nazirene/Ebionites -- and the original document between the two is currently located in Istanbul, Turkey. Quoting this document:
The Spiritual Confederation: The Jews reject Yeshua/Jesus because the pagan Christians made him God (see The Christian Judas). Yet, in Islam the reality of Yeshua as a true holy man who became one with God is restored (see How Did Jesus Become The Son Of God). But in Islam, how much of Yeshua's teachings have been preserved? What has been at times totally lost in the religion of Islam is the necessity to embrace the Prince of Peace who taught the absolute need to turn the other cheek, pray for those who persecute you, and love your enemies. So while each of these three religions hold things in common, other important elements are neglected. If it is true as both Jews and Muslims believe that Yeshua was a man -- a man who totally fulfilled the Laws within himself -- then spiritual success can only be achieved when we intimately embrace his teachings and concepts of life that Yeshua taught. And if it is true that man can become the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) of God, then his holiness truly manifested God on earth.
The Alliance: Behind the scenes, so to speak, there was a spiritual brotherhood between the Jewish Mystics who studied Kabbalah and retained the knowledge of the inner meaning of the allegorical symbols of the scriptures, the Gnostic Christians who intimately embraced the teachings of Yeshua in search of the Kingdom within (Luke 17:20-21), and the Sufis who arose out of Islam as a people of peace and spiritual stature. And while the majority of Jews, Christians and Muslims continued to wage conflict, the Laws of God maintained an inner core that were in the world and not of it.
One of the major tenets of Islam was the need for Mohammed to restore God's Word because both the Jews and Christians had corrupted their respective books of the Bible. While this fact with respect to the New Testament is proven in the article on the Orthodox Corruption Of The Scriptures, the Old Testament has also been corrupted, as demonstrated in the Dead Sea Scrolls in the quotation by Prof. Millar Burrows in his More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls: "There are those who believe or assume that the Greek and Hebrew texts from which our translations are made are infallible. No person who has studied textual criticism at all could believe that. The most conservative scholars in the most conservative churches recognize that the text has become corrupt at many points in the course of transmission. If that were not already well known and universally admitted, the Dead Sea Scrolls would demonstrate it conclusively!"
The Most Sacred Of Texts Will Bring Peace
And World Unity To Judaism, Christianity And Islam
If the very essence of Truth were once again revealed to mankind, many would recognize that Truth and be molded by it. It is well documented in the earliest of church writings that the original Gospel of Matthew was written in Hebrew characters, and was very different than what was eventually translated into Greek and given to the Gentile believers. This most sacred of writings was known as the Gospel of the Hebrews, and often called the Gospel of the Ebionites.
It was to this most sacred of writings that Edward Gibbon
made reference to when 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” (The Decline and Fall of the Roman
History attests to the fact that the Hebrew version of Matthew known
as the Gospel According to the Hebrews, was never given to the Gentile converts.
Why? The problem is seen in
the fact that because these more spiritually revealing writings cannot be used
by a heathen people -- and in fact undermine the position of the religious
politicians who rule over them -- they do not survive, and are destroyed. This system of not revealing the Mysteries of God to the
multitudes who remained carnal in their thinking, was part of the whole system
of biblical thought and teachings. Thus, Yeshua commanded: “Do not give dogs what is
sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under
their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces” (Matt 7:6 NIV).
Among the mysteries that was concealed from the masses
who were too carnal to receive the deeper truths of Christianity, was the
doctrine of the pre-existence of the soul.
Again, in his writing known as The True Word, Celsus accused
Christianity of teaching the masses the spurious doctrine of heaven and hell in
an after death state, while teaching the elect the doctrine of reincarnation.
Though this may astonish the modern believer, Origen does not refute
Celsus, but rather explains that: “But on these
subjects much and that of a mystical kind, might be said; in keeping with which
is the following: It is good to keep close the secret of a king, (Tobit xii, 7),
in order that the doctrine of the entrance of souls into bodies, not, however,
that of the transmigration from one body into another, may not be thrown before
the common understanding, nor what is holy given to the dogs, nor pearls be cast
before swine. For such a procedure
would be impious, being equivalent to a betrayal of the mysterious declaration
of God's Wisdom”.
“It is good to keep secret the
entrance of souls into bodies”, Origen writes, but “not…
the transmigration from one body into another”. In other words, Origen openly acknowledges that the
pre-existence of the soul, as well as the doctrine of reincarnation are openly
revealed to Christians who have been purified and matured sufficiently to
comprehend the mysteries of God, while the knowledge of why the soul even came
into this world is kept secret, and is not openly revealed to carnal minds.
In explanation, Origen quotes scripture and writes that “It
is good to keep close the secret of a king”, and affirms that
certain mysteries only belong to the spiritually mature in the word that one
should not permit “what is holy given to the dogs,
nor pearls be cast before swine”.
Again, because of the nature of what is being discussed, I will again repeat that it is important to remember that these allegations against the church which Origen responded to were made prior to Origen being born, and at a time when his mentor Clement of Alexandria, did not yet hold a position or authority in the Church. These charges -- i.e., that the spiritually mature were taught the pre-existence and reincarnation of the soul, while the people of the simple faith were taught the doctrine of heaven and hell -- were made against the church when it was barely one hundred years old. And, seventy years after these allegations were written, Origen acknowledged in his rely to Celsus that there was the exoteric Christian doctrine 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”, and there was the esoteric Christian doctrine, which revealed the sacred mysteries of God to those who were cleansed from the defilements of this world.
Of the Hebrew original of Matthew, St. Jerome wrote to
the Bishops Chromatius and Heliodorus: “A difficult
work is enjoined, since this translation has been commanded me by your
Felicities, which St. Matthew himself, the Apostle and Evangelist, did not wish
to be openly written. For if it had
not been Secret, he would have added to the evangel that which he gave forth was
his; but he made up this book sealed up in the Hebrew characters, which he put
forth even in such a way that the book, written in Hebrew letters and by the
hand of himself, might be possessed by the men most religious, who also, in the
course of time, received it from those who preceded them.
But this very book they never gave to any one to be transcribed, and its
text they related some one way and some another”.
Additional information regarding the original Hebrew
Gospel of Matthew is provided by Jerome in his work, O Illustrious Men, on James
the Lord's brother: “Further, the Hebrew itself (or
original) is preserved to this day in the library at Caesarea which was
collected with such care by the martyr Pamphilus.
I also had an opportunity of copying it afforded me by the Nazarenes who
use the book, at Beroea, a city of Syria”.
Of the Hebrew original of Matthew, Gibbon writes: “the
fact is attested by a chain of fathers - Papias, Irenaeus, Origen, Jerome,
etc… But this Hebrew Gospel of St. Matthew is most unaccountably lost; and we
may accuse the diligence or fidelity of the primitive churches, who have
preferred the unauthorized version of some nameless Greek”. Gibbon rightfully calls our copy of Matthew the “unauthorized
version of some nameless Greek”, because the only true Gospel
attributed to Matthew is the original Hebrew version, which was never given to
the Gentile Church, and we no longer possess today.
In like manner, there is sufficient evidence to
conclude that all of the original -- more spiritual -- signatures of the gospels
were written in Hebrew. This
fact is acknowledged by Montague Rhodes James in his book, The Apocryphal New
Testament, when he wrote: “Epiphanius goes on to say that he had heard
of Hebrew Versions of John and Acts kept privately in the treasuries (Geniza) at
In the Epistle of Peter to James which is preserved in the Clementine writings, this important explanation is given: "Knowing, my brother, your eager desire after that which is for the advantage of us all, I beg and beseech you not to communicate to any one of the Gentiles the books of my preachings which I sent to you, nor to any one of our own tribe before trial; but if any one has been proved and found worthy, then to commit them to him, after the manner in which Moses delivered his books to the Seventy who succeeded to his chair. Wherefore also the fruit of that caution appears even till now. For his countrymen keep the same rule of monarchy and polity everywhere, being unable in any way to think otherwise, or to be led out of the way of the much-indicating Scriptures. For, according to the rule delivered to them, they endeavor to correct the discordances of the Scriptures, if any one, haply not knowing the traditions, is confounded at the various utterances of the prophets. Wherefore they charge no one to teach, unless he has first learned how the Scriptures must be used. And thus they have amongst them one God, one law, one hope."
In the reply of James/Jacob, we can see that the most sacred of Gospels were never given over to the Gentiles who "...endeavor to correct the discordances of the Scriptures...". Thus it is written that James/Jacob responded to Peter: "James having thus spoken, the elders were in an agony of terror. Therefore James, perceiving that they were greatly afraid, said: "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. But if any one, after taking this adjuration, shall act otherwise, he shall with good reason incur eternal punishment. For why should not he who is the cause of the destruction of others not be destroyed himself? The elders, therefore, being pleased with the sentiments of James exclaimed, Blessed be He who, as foreseeing all things, has graciously appointed thee as our bishop; and when they had said this, we all rose up, and prayed to the Father and God of all, to whom be glory for ever. Amen."
And while these most sacred of writings were not given over to the Gentiles, because of the holocaust of the Ebionite/Nazirenes and Spiritual Christians (see The Death Of The Religion Of Jesus) -- a dark time in religious history when the scriptures were edited to make them conform to the doctrines of the Roman Emperor Constantine, and all more pure copies of the scriptures were destroyed (see The Orthodox Corruption Of The Scriptures). Christians who desire truth over error will want to know when the problem of scriptural alteration began? Something which no Christian 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”.
The Hidden Scriptures
Preserved Beyond The Reach Of The Church Of Constantine
Seven Libraries of Scriptures were hidden away in the fourth century to preserve the Truth from the corruptors of the Church! Five of these Libraries of ancient scriptures remain hidden today, and they will be re-discovered very shortly.
Will It Survive In It's Present Form?
As is revealed in my below Epistle to John Paul II, if the Church moves to restore the Truth by releasing the Gospel of the Hebrews and other writings to the world, then it will play an important part in the spiritual restoration that is about to be brought about. In spirit I was shown two scenarios -- i.e., the one where the pope released these important scriptures and took the position that the Church does not accept the condemnation of the Church Father Origen by the Roman Emperor Justinian, and the teachings on the pre-existent soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lives (reincarnation) is well within the teachings of Yeshua and the Church. The other alternative is where the pope attempts to save the institutionalized church in its present form -- i.e., "...For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?" -- then when the five of seven remaining libraries of scriptures that were buried in the fourth century for preservation is rediscovered, the Church as we know it today will be lost because it chose the life in this world over the Truth and TheWay.
Is this Epistle a fraud? You have no way of knowing unless you intimately embrace the original pure teachings of TheWay, pick up your own cross, walk in imitation of Messiah/Christ, and seek to enter the Kingdom within (see Gate of Eden @ http://GateOfEden.com ). There is nothing in the Gospels that states that the believer is faithful if they cling to church doctrine over an active pursuit of the Truth and TheWay -- in fact, just the opposite is true. The Apostle taught the faithful flock to reject blind faith in the doctrines of men, and to "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil" (1Thes 5:21-22 KJV). So any person who calls themselves a believer, and fails to demand an answer to this Epistle to John Paul and the Church of Rome, is not worthy to be numbered with those who are deemed faithful disciples of the Lord. From the fourth century till the present time this prophesy of James/Jacob has been true: "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."
The question that every believer must ask today is how corrupted and contaminated has the message of Messiah/Christ become after it had been placed in the hands of mankind? In a letter to Pope Leo X on September 6th, 1520, Martin Luther wrote of the Christianity of his day, that the church, “…once the holiest of all, has become the most licentious den of thieves, the most shameless of all brothels, the kingdom of sin, death, and hell. It is so bad that even Antichrist himself, if he should come, could think of nothing to add to its wickedness” (Quoted in: The Great Thoughts; compiled by George Seldes). And while Luther and the Fathers of the Reformation were sincere in their attempt to restore Christianity, they failed because they continued to cling to manmade doctrines and used severely corrupted copies of the scriptures.
you want to know the Truth? If you do, then it is reasonable for
each person whether Jew, Christian, Muslim or unbeliever to petition the pope
for the release of these all-important scriptures that are stored away in the
most secret archives of the Vatican Library. To do nothing is a
rejection of the Apostles command to "Prove all things"!
To do nothing is to embrace the doctrines of men, and fail to seek the Truth and
TheWay. Thus, those who attempt to cling to traditional beliefs are
those who will lose their lives -- i.e., "...For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it.
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?"
The Adoption Of Error
overtakes a religion incrementally. In the fourth century when
Constantine forced certain doctrines on the Church, while many genuine spiritual
believers were murdered, many others within the Church were forced to remain
silent if they would remain in their positions. With
the Council of Nice in the year 325, a totally new version of Christianity was
born. In every respect
Christianity had become the religion of the emperor.
The emperor interpreted the Word of God. The emperor decided what Christians should believe.
The emperor enforced his doctrines with the might of his sword.
Christianity was Constantine’s religion, not the religion of Jesus of
Nazarith. And what was the
fate of the true Christians? Gibbon
writes of those who refused to accept the religion of the emperior: “Constantine
easily believed that 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”.
transpired is difficult for modern believers today to imagine.
At the time of Constantine there was perhaps as many Christian sects as
there is today. Unlike today, though, many of these sects held truly
differing opinions regarding the nature of Christ.
Yet, so long as they were accountable only to God, there existed freedom
for each group to embrace the teachings of Yeshua/Jesus in the manner they were
capable of understanding.
Constantine, the Christian world was turned upside down.
We can perhaps envision what happened if we imagine something drastic
like what would have transpired if Hitler won the war, our form of government
done away with, and our constitutional freedoms were terminated?
Under such a totalitarian regime, the government could declared the
doctrine of one sect to be the truth, and all other sects were condemned as
heretics. What would the
Evangelicals, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Methodists, the Mormons, the Roman
Catholics and all the uncountable number of other sects do if the government
declared that the only religion that was permitted to be practiced was the
Lutheran? Then, with the force of the sword, Lutheran doctrine
was imposed upon the people, and whoever dissented was immediately put to death.
The people would have but two choices: Convert to Lutheranism, or die.
the fourth century, since the empire was converted with the power of the sword,
only the Christians of Constantine were left.
This group of idol worshiping secularized heathens became known as
Orthodox Christians. Why?
The answer is truly very simple: Because the winners get to write the
history books their way.
If the true definition of Gnostic is indeed the
knowledge gained through man’s intimate experience and relationship with God
in his search for the Kingdom within (Luke 17:20-21), then it must be understood
that the orthodox priest whose political position was secularly ordained, and
often obtained through simony, did everything in their power to undermine the
spiritual principles upon which the teachings of the New Covenant was based.
In the same way that Prof. Elaine Pagles writes “…that
the viewpoint of the successful majority has dominated all traditional accounts
of the origin of Christianity... It suggests that these religious debates -
questions of the nature of God, or of Christ - simultaneously bear social and
political implications that are crucial to the development of Christianity as an
institutional religion. In simplest
terms, ideas which bear implications contrary to that development come to be
labeled as heresy; ideas which implicitly support it become orthodox”
(The Gnostic Gospels) -- whatever biblical precepts supported the spiritual
development of the people came to be labeled as heresy, and was thus outlawed as
a belief and removed from the text of the Bible.
and a great deal more was exactly what happened in the fourth century.
Since the government was in almost total control over what was written,
and everything contrary to the doctrines of the government was immediately
destroyed, all the rest of the religious opinions and sects were condemned as
heretics -- their writings and scriptures burned, and their voice was silenced.
the time of Constantine the doctrines of the new Church became firmly molded in
synods and councils that was convened by the emperors.
Of the bishops who attended these councils Gibbon wrote: “The
fathers of the Capitol and those of the church had alike degenerated from the
virtues of of their founders... the passion, the ignorance, which disgraced
these ecclesiastical synods; and the catholic world had unanimously submitted to
the infallible decrees of the general councils” Yet in key points,
not only the catholic world, but nearly all of modern Christian doctrine was
born in these ecclesiastical synods.
Perhaps the classic witness to the absolute carnal discord that took
place can be found in the writings of Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, when he wrote:
“It is a thing equally deplorable and dangerous, that
there are as many creeds as opinions among men, as many doctrines as
inclinations, and as many sources of blasphemy as there are faults among us;
because we make creeds arbitrarily, and explain them as arbitrarily.
The Homoousion [Trinity] is rejected, and received, and explained away by
successive synods. The partial or total resemblance of the Father and of the Son
is a subject of dispute for these unhappy times.
Every year, nay, every moon, we make new creeds to describe invisible
mysteries. We repent of what we
have done, we defend those who repent, we anathematise those who we defended.
We condemn either the doctrine of others in ourselves, or our own in that
of others; and, reciprocally tearing one another to pieces, we have been the
cause of each other’s ruin” (Quoted by E.Gibbon; The Decline and
Fall of the Roman Empire).
biblical scholar A. Powell Davies said 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”, it was because they knew all along
that the true foundation of modern Christianity was the religion of the Roman
Empire. This fourth century
Imperial Church, not Jesus of Nazarith, is the foundation of modern Christian
belief and dogma. These false
doctrines about Christ, and “creeds to describe
invisible mysteries”, are the institutionalized dogma that places
great obstacles in front of the door to the kingdom in the minds of believers
today. Like the secularized
Jews in the time of our Lord, we cling to the Jesus of the flesh, rather than
the Christ that stands knocking and calling us to open the door.
the true Christ is He who reigns in the Living Kingdom, the fact of the matter
is that the Jesus and doctrine of Constantine that believers cling to cannot
save them, regardless of how faithfully they believe. Only the True Christ -- which pattern for us to follow
is revealed in the Jesus who physically walked the earth at the beginning of our
common era -- can give life to their souls and raise them from the dead.
Belief and faith is absolutely necessary in order to reap the rewards of the gospel. Those who do not believe cannot be saved. But in what do we believe? If the gospel that is preached is not the same as that taught by the Son of Man, then the people’s faith and belief is in the doctrines of men, rather than faith and belief in the Lord who can save them. The fact of the matter is that the gospel that we preach today has degenerated to the point that, without Divine intervention, Christiandom would remain a mere shadow of its original form. The gospel that is sermonized in our pulpits today, as well as the bibles that we use for spiritual guidance, is not the glory of the teachings of our Lord in its fullness, but rather a partial glimpse of the Word. Why? Because we have lost many of the essential elements of the original gospel that was taught by the Lord to His disciples and faithful followers when Constantine burnt and destroyed everything and everybody that did not conform to the religion of the emperor.
Request For Assistance From Reader: The following Epistle of James to Pope John Paul II has been sent through both mail and e-mail means of delivery. And while few people have the power to change the course of human events on their own, when people from all walks of life are able to gather together and permit their voice to be heard, great results is achievable. If the below request seems reasonable to you, then I beseech you to pass a copy of this letter on to your clergy, friends, and news sources, in order to petition the pope to do his part in bringing about true spiritual change in this world in which we presently dwell. And while alone you can often do very little, together we can bring about a true spiritual transformation. Why? Because the Lord is with us -- and He needs your assistance in this little matter that will eventually make all the difference in the world as we presently know it.
Peace, Love and Light in TheWay,
Jacob/James, Brother Of Yeshua/Jesus
Brother Of Yeshua/Jesus
To John Paul II
Jacob, Brother Of Yeshua/Jesus
Holiness Pope John Paul II
Re: Peace on Earth
Greetings John Paul II from the Lord Jesus Christ, through the hand of his brother who lived 2000 years ago as Jacob, and whom you call James. I am writing to you on behalf of my brother Yeshua/Jesus with a most urgent request that will bring about the world peace that you often implore mankind to embrace. And in the same way that my brother was the Prince of Peace, he is only able to return when mankind has called upon him in peace and fulfillment of the words: "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate; for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!'" (Matt 23:37-39 NKJ).
In order for man to return to the essence of my brother Yeshua's sacred teachings, we need to bring about a healing and restoral of the Church. And while many non-Catholic Christians blame the Church of Rome for the corruption that enveloped the Church, in their judgment there is much that they fail to understand. In the year 325 of our Common Era, the Roman Emperor Constantine took over the Church -- killing many of the most sincere and spiritual disciples of the Lord -- and altering the scriptures to reflect his own doctrines of belief. At that time my name was Matthew, an Ebionite Elder, and you can read my eyewitness account at the following web address ( http://ebionite.com/prologue.htm ). And while this concept of life and spiritual development may sound outrageous to the average uninformed believer, you are of course well aware that it was the Emperor Justinian who removed the teaching of the pre-existent soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes (reincarnation) from acceptable Christian teachings. I need not explain to you about the articles in The Catholic Encyclopedia (Vol. 11, p. 311 under Origen, and Vol. 4, p. 308-309 under Councils of Constantinople) which provides a wealth of astonishing information with respect to the Fifth Ecumenical Council -- permitting the conclusion that is being embraced by many Catholic Scholars and Christians today that there is no barrier to belief in reincarnation. With the exception of six western bishops from Africa, the council was attended entirely by oriental bishops, and no representative from Rome was present. This council was the culmination of years of hostility between Justinian and Pope Vigilius, and resulted in an edict by Justinian against what was known as The Three Chapters, which condemned the teachings of supposed heretics by Justinian. It is noted that after the council which Pope Vigilius actively opposed, Vigilius was imprisoned for over seven months by Justinian until he finely relented and signed the Council into Church Law.
Any reasonable man will conclude that in both instances the will of the government in the form of the edicts of the emperors in question, forced their doctrines upon the Church. In fact, in can be said that the Church was victimized by the governments of their day. And as believers prayed for a greater understanding of the Truth and TheWay, their prayers were heard from On High, and the Dead Sea Scrolls were given to them -- of which it was said: “Biblical scholars”, writes A. Powell Davies, ”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). Why? Because the spiritual direction of the Church was severely altered from its original course by Constantine when he created an institutionalized church that suppressed many of the most important concepts of the essence of the Living Gospel of Messiah/Christ.
What the great majority of believers and scholars realize today, is the fact that even during that period of spiritual darkness when the Church was ruled by the Emperors of Rome, there existed sincere priests within the Church who recognized the importance of many of the pre-Nicene documents and copies of the scriptures -- and it was these documents which were hidden away in the most secret of archives of the Vatican Library. It has been shown to me when I was taken into the Kingdom, that among these important early documents is a copy of what is known as the Gospel of the Hebrews or Ebionites, and its release at this time is of the greatest importance in the return of the Prince of Peace and the restoral of the True Living Church of Messiah/Christ in the world. It might also be noted that the release of this and other more pure copies of the scriptures is well within your power to accomplish.
At the present time many of the original disciples of Yeshua/Jesus have been sent back into life in order to bring about the coming spiritual restoral of the Living Church. In the year 325 when the dark forces of Constantine set about re-writing and destroying the more pure copies of the scriptures, the true disciples of Messiah/Christ (both Ebionite/Nazirene and Gentile) set about burying libraries of scriptures so they could be rediscovered in the future. The first of the scriptures to be rewritten by Constantine and corrupted was the Book of Acts, and the genuine followers of Yeshua/Jesus used the numbers in this corrupted gospel as a key to the discovery of the concealed libraries which would restore the spiritual essence of the Living Church of Messiah/Christ. As an example: To demonstrate even the known great variances in the texts of this book, I will put on record the words of the Encyclopedia Britannica under the heading of Codex Bezae, where it is written: "Codex Bezae… has a text that is very different from other witnesses. Codex Bezae has many distinctive longer and shorter readings and seems almost to be a separate edition. Its 'Acts, for example, is one-tenth longer than usual’". You can gain great insight as to the extent of the corruption of the scriptures in the article entitled The Orthodox Corruption of the Bible @ http://ebionite.com/BibleCorruption.htm .
Knowing that you are sincere in your dedication to my brother Yeshua/Jesus, it has been told to me that it would be totally unfair not to give you the opportunity to tell the people the truth prior to these libraries of scriptures being uncovered. It has been further shown to me that you are being provided with choices -- i.e., if you release these early hidden documents, both you and the Catholic Church will be looked upon as a positive force in the spiritual restoral of the Living Church of Messiah/Christ; but if you fail to release these documents and tell the people the truth, then both you and the Church of Rome will be viewed as an obstacle to the Light and TheWay. At present I am guiding and training up disciples of TheWay through both my forums and many web sites, and some of these people will soon have the knowledge of where these vast libraries of scriptures are hidden restored to their memory, so they can be retrieved for the spiritual nourishment of the faithful flock of believers. It has been shown to me from On High that if these libraries of scriptures are rediscovered prior to your releasing the scriptures that are hidden away in the most secret archives of the Vatican, then the Church of Rome will no longer play a viable role in the restoral and future of the Living Church of Messiah/Christ. I therefore implore you to walk the highest path of TheWay -- i.e., TheWay of Peace and Light and Spiritual Truth and Knowledge -- and immediately release these most ancient of documents into the hands of a sincere flock of believers who perpetually pray to the Lord to give them greater understanding of the Gospel. The choice is yours to make, and is in your hands. Act quickly, before the appointed time has past, and the Lord employs other means to bring about the spiritual restoration of the Church of Messiah/Christ.
Peace, Love and Light in TheWay,
Brother of Yeshua
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Questions Concerning The Teaching On Reincarnation
Quoting directly from The Catholic Encyclopedia (Vol. 11, p. 311)
Were Origen and Origenism anathematized? Many learned writers believe so; an equal number deny that they were condemned; most modern authorities are either undecided or reply with reservations. Relying on the most recent studies on the question it may be held that:
What did the followers of Yeshua/Jesus believe?
Again let me pose the question as to what this statement means to us from a modern day perspective? The 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". 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?
On the question itself -- Master, who did sin? -- the commentary Barnes’ Notes writes that: "It was a universal opinion among the Jews that calamities of all kinds were the effects of sin. The case, however, of this man was that of one that was blind from his birth, and it was a question which the disciples could not determine whether it was his fault or that of his parents. Many of the Jews, as it appears from their writings (see Lightfoot), believed in the doctrine of the transmigration of souls; or that the soul of a man, in consequence of sin, might be compelled to pass into other bodies, and be punished there. They also believed that an infant might sin before it was born (see Lightfoot), and that consequently this blindness might have come upon the child as a consequence of that".
On the question of who did sin, this man, or his parents, and the pre-existence and reincarnation of the soul, the Adam Clarke Commentary tells us: "The doctrine of the transmigration of souls appears to have been an article in the creed of the Pharisees, and it was pretty general both among the Greeks and the Asiatics. The Pythagoreans believed the souls of men were sent into other bodies for the punishment of some sin which they had committed in a pre-existent state. This seems to have been the foundation of the disciples’ question to our Lord. Did this man sin in a pre-existent state, that he is punished in this body with blindness? Or, did his parents commit some sin, for which they are thus plagued in their offspring!... The Jewish rabbis have had the same belief from the very remotest antiquity. Origen cites an apocryphal book of the Hebrews, in which the patriarch Jacob is made to speak thus: I am an angel of God; one of the first order of spirits. Men call me Jacob, but my true name, which God has given me, is Israel: Orat. Joseph. apud ORIG. Many of the Jewish doctors have believed that the souls of Adam, Abraham, and Phineas, have successively animated the great men of their nation. Philo says that the air is full of spirits, and that some, through their natural propensity, join themselves to bodies; and that others have an aversion from such a union. See several other things relative to this point in his treatises, De Plant. Noe-- De Gigantibus-- De Confus. Ling.-- De Somniis, etc.; and see Calmet, where he is pretty largely quoted".
It is important in our assessment of genuine biblical foundations of thought to recognize the fact that the pre-existence and reincarnation of the soul was a universally accepted belief among the people who Jesus taught the Gospel and Mysteries of God. Once this fact is acknowledged, then we are forced to conclude that if this belief about the nature of life was in error, and reincarnation is not a viable part of the teachings of Jesus, then Jesus would have had to condemn it -- or, we must recognize that it was removed by the later Gentile Church.
That the Pharisees understood that a man is born blind from the misdeeds of a previous life is seen in their words to the man: "You were born entirely in sins, and are you teaching us?" (Jn 9:34 NAS). Moreover, it is well documented that the Essenes -- who with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls are now understood to be the foundation of New Covenant teachings -- also believed in the pre-existence and transmigration of the soul.
The belief that a man inherits his conditions of birth in direct relation to the trials and accomplishments of his pre-existent soul, is easily demonstrated among the Gentile converts. Thus, the early second century Christian writer Justin Martyr even speaks about the doctrine of transmutation -- the embodiment of a person in the body of a beast as punishment for the misdeeds of a previous life -- when he answers the question of Trypho, the Jew, and writes: "And what do those suffer who are judged to be unworthy of this spectacle? said he. They are imprisoned in the bodies of certain wild beasts, and this is their punishment" (Dialogue of Justin With Trypho, a Jew). If the doctrine of the transmutation (man into beast) appears irrational to the modern believer, this same doctrine is also embraced by the modern day Hasidic Jews as a sacred teaching of great antiquity among the wise men of Israel. That this doctrine is once again a paradox -- and thus, is both true and false with the third element to the equation beyond our comprehension, is also part of the Mysteries of God that Paul was unable to speak of to the carnally minded believers of the simple faith.
Once it is understood that man possesses an animal nature, it is not that he incarnates as a beast -- but rather, that he consciousness sinks below the level of human consciousness, and is totally ruled over by his animal nature. This may happen when confronted with certain external events or stimulation -- or it may be continual. Thus, the story of Dr. Jeckel and Mr. Hyde is more real than most people realize.
The reality of people who are controlled by their lower animal nature, and thus are beasts while living in the body of man, is openly portrayed in the teachings of Jesus to his disciples. Verse two of the eighty-eighth chapter of the Gospel of the Nazirenes conveys to us that there is a level of humanity with respect to the dividing line between man and man-beast: And He said to them, "Love you one another and all the creatures of God, Yet I say to you, not all are men, who are in the form of man. Are they men or women in the image of God whose ways of violence, of oppression and wrong, who choose a lie rather than the truth? No, truly, till they are born again, and receive the spirit of love and wisdom within their hearts. Then only are they sons and daughters of Israel, and being of Israel they are children of God, And for this cause came I into the world, and for this I have suffered at the hands of sinners."
While this may on the surface appear absurd to the modern believer who likes to think of themselves as being above the beasts of the earth, the fact that what is being portrayed is in substance only elementary in relation to man’s true reality, is further proof of the validity of the Apostle’s warning that the mysteries of God will appear to be "foolishness" to the mind of natural man. That carnal man has the inherent ability to reason and express himself at a higher level than the beasts of the earth, and on the surface appears to be more advanced than his lesser brothers, does not mean that he is living and functioning anything near to his true potential which is beyond even his wildest imaginings.
As modern Christians, we are simply unable to even contemplate what is being conveyed by Jesus to his disciples. What Jesus is stating is that so long as a person is ruled by their lower animal nature, and fails to achieve the next stage of birth, that they are really beasts in the physical form of man. This raises a number of really important questions -- i.e., can these beast-men call upon the name of the Lord and be saved? Can these beast-men profess their faith in Messiah/Christ in the manner in which the Apostle envisions? Paul warns that to be carnal is death, and only those who are spiritual are actually alive in a biblical sense. Paul also places little importance on the philosophy of the world -- which suggests that these beast-men are capable of living in accordance with the many cultures of the earth? If this is true, then we must also recognize that these beast-men will be leaders in our churches and government. How, you ask? From a biblical perspective they remain beast-men and beast-women because they do not dwell in the image of the Eternal God -- as seen in the words of Jesus in the Nazirene Gospel: "…Are they men or women in the image of God whose ways of violence, of oppression and wrong, who choose a lie rather than the truth?" The answer is no! And in the words of Jesus: "…No, truly, till they are born again, and receive the spirit of love and wisdom within their hearts. Then only are they sons and daughters of Israel, and being of Israel they are children of God, And for this cause came I into the world, and for this I have suffered at the hands of sinners."
Thus, it is important for us to grasp the reality of the words of Jesus where he stated: "Love you one another and all the creatures of God, Yet I say to you, not all are men, who are in the form of man." What this means is that the teachings, concepts, and promise of the scriptures do not even apply to those who continue to live in accordance with the gross reality of this world. In the words of Jesus: "The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one…" (Matt 13:38 NIV). Both groups dwell in the physical form of the bodies we are accustomed to seeing, but those who are of the earth are as the beasts of this world.
The children of this realm who are carnal, and are ruled over by their beastly animal natures, dwell is a world of "an eye for an eye", and every other sort of aggression, hostility and violence against their brothers and sisters. Even if they become quasi-civilized, as the people of our present culture, they are not the children of the Eternal God unless they endure the process of rebirth and elevate themselves to the higher plane and consciousness of spiritual man, rather then natural (carnal) man who is temporal. Because we fail to comprehend these truths which the Church Father Origen called the minor mysteries, we fail to understand the words of the Apostle when he warned us: "For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so and those who are in the flesh cannot please God" (Rom 8:5-8 NAS).
We can observe the same exact thought which is expressed in the Nazirene Gospel -- i.e., that the Genuine Christian is the one who "…wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted" -- in the words of the Apostle where he wrote: "Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation-- but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God" (Rom 8:12-14 NIV). If you live in accordance with the carnal desires of this world, then you are ruled over by your lower nature, and you are the children of this world. The children of God are those who live in accordance with the Royal Law of God; and in their trials of walking in The Way, their carnal (animal) nature becomes transmuted, and they transcend this world through the next stage of birth which Jesus taught was absolutely necessary to enter into the Kingdom. The doctrine of the Resurrection, then, is reserved for those who pick up their cross and follow in TheWay: "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) -- "Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me. But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God" (Mark 10:21-25 NKJ).
If believers were saved in the manner that modern Christians proclaim -- and the believer was reborn by virtue of saying a prayer and calling upon the name of the Lord, then Jesus would never have warned: "Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man" (Luke 21:32-36 NKJ). Because the Christians of the institutionalized Church have never understood the warning that all biblical predictions will take place in "this generation", to their own demise they have created a whole host of doctrines which attempt to explain these words away. A genuine Christian releases himself from the attachments to this world, overcomes his carnal nature, picks up their cross and walks in TheWay in the footsteps of the Master, and enters the Kingdom through the inner door, as seen in the words: "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it" (Matt 7:13-14 KJV)
An interesting addition to this requirement is found in the Gospel According to Luke where it states: "Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out" (Luke 13:24-28 KJV). The words "...the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door" indicates the physical death of the body -- which means that we can only enter the Kingdom while physically alive in this life. In view of the fact that Jesus called the people of this world "dead", this entering of the Inner Kingdom is the true resurrection from the dead.
The great truth that has been continually expressed by both Jewish and Christian visionaries is that the knowledge of the mysteries of God and the Divine Plan begins with the knowledge of ourselves as the Prodigal Sons of our Heavenly Father. It is for this reason that the second-century Church Father Clement of Alexandria said that it is “…the greatest of all lessons to know one's self. For if one knows himself, he will know God; and knowing God, he will be made like God… and that man becomes God, since God so wills”. In his treaties on The Soul and the Resurrection, St Gregory writes that “the Resurrection is no other thing than 'the re-constitution of our nature in its original form’”, and states that there will come a time “…when the complete whole of our race shall have been perfected from the first man to the last”.
The reason these great truths are no longer the focus of the modern church is best captured in the words of A. Powell Davies: “Biblical scholars”, he writes, "were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” (quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls). What Davies was referring to was the fact that the Church of Constantine severed Christianity from its Hebrew roots -- so altered the focus of the teachings of the New Covenant -- that what we call Christianity today has its doctrinal legacy of birth in the fourth century, and has little in common with the religion that the Son of God revealed to man at the beginning of our Common Era.
Among the many statements by the Apostle which tends to confuse the reader as to the exact thought that prompted the account, Paul appears to at times express the thought that God does not know all people -- i.e., "But the man who loves God is known by God (1 Cor 8:3 NIV) …But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God…" (Gal 4:9 NAS) -- it would appear that God only knows those who are spiritual and belong to His Fold. How can this be, you will ask? What we fail to realize is the fact that the truth is far more real than we can even imagine.
Again, because we close our eyes to the paradoxical reality of Creation, we severely inhibit our comprehension of life when we fail to recognize the fact that two opposing truths can equally be valid. While on the one hand it is true that God loves is unbounded, it is also true that if God was to constrain and inhibit us -- thereby denying us our own freedom of expression -- then God’s love would be counterfeit and imperfect. In recognizing this fact, we must be prepared to seriously examine all sides and factions of any given issue. With this fact in mind, we can say that from one perspective it can be concluded that Darwin is correct in his assertion that man’s physical body and associated consciousness of mind is borne from the earth -- an integral part of nature -- and is very much a product of this world. While we like to think of ourselves as being on a higher plane than the other creatures of the earth, from one perspective both positions are true. The problem is that we cannot get a sense of our own carnal/spiritual reality, until we first come to understand that it is our soul and spiritual natures that were created in the image of God, and we are an embryonic image of our soul which has been projected into this world and clothed with a body of flesh. Thus, it is not until we are truly cognizant of both realities, that we can even begin to get a correct sense of what is being portrayed to us in the scriptures.
Throughout the Bible there is the presence of a perpetual dividing line between what is referred to as the children of this world and the children of God. Throughout the writings of the Essenes there is a constant portrayal of the struggle between the sons of Light and the sons of darkness -- but what is the means by which the two are determined and classified? In view of the fact that the Sadducees and Pharisees were greatly offended when Jesus condemned them -- calling them the counterfeit Nation of Israel because they were truly the offspring of the god of this world. In like manner Paul warned that in the future the church which would call itself Christian, would be ruled by the god of this world, as seen in the words: "…there will be a time of great rebellion against God, and then the man of rebellion will come-- the son of hell. He will defy every god there is and tear down every other object of adoration and worship. He will go in and sit as God in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God" (2 Th 2:3-4 TLB). What this means is that the people who call themselves Christian, will in fact be worshiping the antichrist.
Since the Bible warns us that both the carnal Jews and Christians were deceived, and each erroneously looked upon themselves as those who were chosen and saved, when they were in fact the children of the god of this world, then we must endeavor to understand the dividing line that causes one person to be the child of this world, and another to be the child of the Light. While each of us thinks of ourselves as being good by virtue of the fact that we can see others who we judge to be evil, throughout the scriptures it is demonstrated that God uses different criteria than we do. Recognizing the very limited perception and judgment of man, St. Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa states: "…it is wrong to judge of what is morally excellent, or, on the other hand, of what is evil, by the standard of the senses". St. Gregory then writes of the need to go beyond man’s physical reality in order to ascertain the truth and states: "…by withdrawing the mind from bodily phenomena, we must decide by itself and from itself the true nature of moral excellence and of its opposite".
More than any other indicator the element that divides the good from the bad is the very existence of division itself. Thus, Jesus warned: "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand" (Matt 12:25 NKJ). The problem is that from a carnal or Darwinist perspective of life, we have no means to comprehend what Jesus is attempting to convey to us.
When Moses spoke of the Commandments of God, he said to the people: "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!" (Deut 6:4 NKJ). Thus, the pattern of the Two that is One is demonstrated in the Nazirene Gospel where the Most High God is portrayed as either the All-Parent or Father-Mother God, and it is understood that the Two are One. The second day of the Genesis Creation account is the only day that is not called good because it is two -- i.e., dualistic. When Eve was separated from Adam the very first words reportedly spoken by man conveyed the need for the two to become "one flesh". As the prodigal sons of our Heavenly Father God, our destiny is portrayed in our eventual return to the Kingdom in a Complete and Perfected State. That the path is traveled as we endeavor to overcome our own divided natures, is seen in the words of St. Clement, the disciple of Peter, in his 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.
The ultimate portrayal of our destiny is seen in the words: "The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. And the LORD God said, The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever. So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life" (Gen 3:21-24 NIV). Once the symbolism of the scriptures is understood, it is seen that the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil is really the Tree of Life in a divided state. The Garden of Eden is equal to the place of origin of the prodigal son before he traveled into the "far country". The cherubim and the flaming sword are the laws that must be overcome as we endeavor to eat the fruit of the Tree of Life, and return. Thus the words: "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God… Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations… And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city" (Rev 2:7; 22:1-2 NIV; 22:12-14 KJV).
The key, then, to overcoming our plight in this and all other realms, is given to us in the above quotation of Jesus which is still preserved in the Epistles of St. Clement: "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’".
The Apostle states that only those who are of His fold are known by God, because it is only when we overcome our own divided state, and we attain to a soul level of consciousness, that it can be said of us that we dwell in the image of our Creator. So long as our mind remains an undeveloped embryonic image of our soul, and fails to develop beyond the level of the natural organic consciousness of the physical body in which we dwell, then we remain very much the children of this world -- temporal, and possesses no real substance beyond the limits of this realm.
While some will view this reality which I am portraying to be rather cruel, this misconception is the result of a very limited perception of man’s true plight. As the prodigal sons of our Heavenly Father, we have it within our power to return to the Kingdom whenever we begin to realize the futility, senselessness and pointlessness of life in this temporal world. Because everything in this world is in fact a form and allegorical symbol which portrays elements of man’s own consciousness, we begin to overcome the Laws which banish us from the Kingdom, by embracing a true reverence for life and all of Creation.
What does St. Clement convey to us with respect to the quoting of Jesus as to when the Kingdom will come? That each of us has a divided male and female nature means that we will learn the wisdom and knowledge necessary to overcome this state of inner division, by entering into a true and genuine relationship with our own spouse -- i.e., thus the teaching that man and woman must become "one flesh". We will in like manner overcome the division between heaven and earth when we learn to merge our own lower (animal) nature with the potential of higher consciousness of our pre-existent soul. Again we will break down the inner wall when we begin to perceive and understand the outside world to be an allegorical reflection of the inner world.
In the parable of the prodigal son, he exists in a state of famine when he dwells under the power of the "citizen" of this world. Thus, we become confused and misguided because we embrace the doctrines of men who have limited themselves to the three-dimensional consciousness of this realm -- i.e., Darwin, Constantine, Justinian, Marx, and the cultural and philosophical prophets of our time. We look upon ourselves as having originated by virtue of our conception or birth into this life, and we associate the totality of ourselves with the physical body in which we are presently dwelling. We therefore fail to think beyond our present circumstances of life -- our gender, race or nationality -- and we remain totally ignorant of the reason why we were born into this present life -- or even that there is a higher purpose and goal that has molded the agenda of life itself. In limiting our consciousness to the fulfillment of sensual and carnal needs, we never even contemplate anything beyond the facade of the physical body that our soul uses as a vessel in this realm.
Because we know nothing beyond the superficial elements of this world, we cannot inherit the promise of the scriptures -- i.e., the temporal person we are will not go to Glory as the majority of Christians believe, and neither will we reincarnate as others believe. In this the Apostle warns us: "For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh… For the mind set on the flesh is death… because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so and those who are in the flesh cannot please God" (Rom 8:5-8 NAS). Why? If it is true that we are an image of our pre-existent soul which is projected into this realm in an embryonic state -- and in failing to develop we utilize less than ten percent of our potential of mind -- and even this ten percent we surrender when we thoroughly immerse ourselves in the fulfillment of the sensual and carnal needs of the physical body which is the mere vessel of our pre-existent soul -- then there is virtually nothing in our life that is associated with our true self, which is our soul -- and thus our accomplishments have no value or validity beyond the elemental and natural fulfillment of this organic world. Thus, when our physical form ceases to support life at the time of death, we must ponder the question as to what will remain of our consciousness that is genuine and real from the perspective of our soul? In most cases, absolutely nothing!
The more we embrace the temporal culture of this world -- it’s thinking and mindset that knows absolutely nothing of our pre-existents soul -- the more superficial and counterfeit we become. In becoming estranged and alienated from our true self, we manifest nothing that is genuinely and truly the being that we are. Thus, in suppressing the essence of who we truly are, we surrender our opportunity of life itself when we become totally controlled by the thinking and elemental powers of this world.
In living our lives as natural beings of this realm -- even viewing ourselves from a Darwinist perspective as just a mere corporeal life-form that shares a common origin and heritage with the beasts of this world -- we never develop ourselves beyond the animal consciousness associated with our physical bodies. That we appear to possess a higher intelligence than the other organic life-forms of this world, is merely brought about by the fact that our physical bodies are more developed. The problem is that because our bodies only support that level of intelligence necessary for the continuance of physical life, we never begin to actually manifest our true potential of mind without a truly conscious effort to comprehend our own indwelling higher nature.
What the Apostles warns us is that because we have virtually squandered away our opportunity of life on sensual, materialistic and elemental things of no real value to our indwelling soul -- and instead of embracing man’s higher spiritual reality wherein we endeavor to live in accordance with the Laws of our Creator God -- in squandering away our life by embracing only what is temporal and of this realm, we have made ourselves the children of this world rather than the children of God. Thus, in limiting ourselves to the natural organic consciousness associated with our physical bodies, we make ourselves nothing more than trained and cultured man-beasts of this world. Thus, the reality of Jesus’ words in the Nazirene Gospel: "Love you one another and all the creatures of God, Yet I say to you, not all are men, who are in the form of man."
We fail to perceive the truth -- not because anything is hidden or concealed from us -- but rather, because we view life in reverse of our own true reality. That the first-century Gentile Christians believed that the soul pre-existed the body is easily demonstrated in the discourse between Justin and Trypho the Jew, in the words: "But if the world is begotten, souls also are necessarily begotten; and perhaps at one time they were not in existence, for they were made on account of men and other living creatures, if you will say that they have been begotten wholly apart, and not along with their respective bodies. This seems to be correct".
As demonstrated by Gibbon, the disciples of Jesus believed that a man could sin before he was born (John 9:2), because they were considering the conditions of life from the perspective of the pre-existent soul. The fact that Jesus said that in this single instance, the man was not born blind because of either his own, or the sin of his parents -- but rather, so that Jesus could heal him and give the glory to God, does not negate the question with regard to the instances of why a person is born blind -- unless, of course, we are to believe that all people are born blind so that Jesus can heal them.
From a biblical perspective, because we view life in reverse, there is a great void in the thinking of modern believers who do not comprehend the reason why people are born blind -- or a whole host of other problems and deformities that mankind is either born with, or are manifest in the life of the individual. More importantly, though, because we are quasi-Darwinist in our thinking, it is impossible for Christians today to understand the mindset of the people who Jesus taught. What we therefore view as their heresy is in reality our own error!
In view of the fact that it is well documented that both the Pharisees and the Essenes believed in the pre-existence and the transmigration (reincarnation) of the soul, and it is well documented that Jesus knew the thoughts of the people who spoke to him, we must understand that when Jesus said that in this case -- i.e., "His disciples asked him, Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Neither this man nor his parents sinned, said Jesus, but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life" (Jn 9:2-3 NIV) -- Jesus was well aware that he was speaking about the exception, and both Jesus and his disciples knew that other men were born blind because of either the sin of the person in a previous life which was committed prior to being born, the sin of the parents, or because this is a life that their soul has chosen to overcome the handicap. Unless we close our minds to what is being portrayed here, there can be no other explanation.
The next question we must ask with respect to the above question put to Jesus by his disciples, is whether our present-day Bibles provide an accurate account of what was actually portrayed in this important passage of the New Testament? In the Gospel of the Nazirenes this passage is translated: "Jesus answered, To what purpose is it, whether this man sinned or his parents? The rewards of our actions return again to us so that the works of the Lord are made manifest. I must work the works of the Lord while in this season. As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the world".
In view of the nature of the question that was posed to Jesus, and the fact that those asking the question not only believed in the pre-existence of the soul -- but that "The rewards of our actions return again to us so that the works of the Lord are made manifest" -- which is fundamentally the same as the warning of the Apostle when he proclaimed that "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap" (Gal 6:7 NKJ) -- it would appear that the correct rendition is the 1997 translation.
The first thing we must come to terms with is the fact that our banishment from the Kingdom is self-imposed. The insurmountable obstacle that each of us is confronted with in our search for the Kingdom and the answers to Life, is seen in the fact that we do not think in the same manner as those who learned the Mysteries of God directly from the Master of The Way. When Jesus taught the parable of the prodigal son, his disciples and those who were present did not question how this story could be related to them with regard to the son having left the Father on his own accord prior to his entrance into the far country -- which is something that Christians can’t do today. They did not ask this question, because they understood that the soul is immortal, and was created by God in the very beginning of time, as we understand it. Yet, the parable of the prodigal son demonstrates the great void and flaw in the thinking of the modern Christian. When did we at one time dwell with our Heavenly Father in the Kingdom? When did we ask our Heavenly Parent for our inheritance, and then travel into this, the "far country"? Because we embrace the quasi-Darwinist philosophy of men who are very carnal in their thinking, we are unable to answer these all-important questions -- questions which the original followers of Jesus had absolutely no problem in answering.
In our present day it is one thing for us to admit that both the Pharisees and Essenes believed in the pre-existence and reincarnation of the soul, but it is quite another thing for us to fail to introduce another element into the equation that has been very plainly set before us. The most important aspect to the controversy is well documented in the scriptures -- i.e., that Jesus knew the thoughts of the people to whom he spoke. He was well aware that they were perceiving the revelations and mysteries that he was teaching as an integral part of the spiritual truth that the soul not only pre-exists the body, but has inhabited many such physical vessels while traveling through this world in its struggle to return Home to the Father. When it is admitted that Jesus was fully cognizant of the fact that the majority of religious Jews believed in the transmigration of the pre-existent soul, then we cannot deny the fact that Jesus knew what they believed -- i.e., Jesus knew that the majority of people he both taught and opposed, believed that the soul reincarnates through many lives in this realm. In recognition of this fact, we must then begin to accept the fact that this belief which Christians fail to understand and oppose today, was perceived as a foundational principle upon which the teachings of the New Covenant was based.
If we could focus on just one major difference that has caused the modern church to be out of harmony with the fundamentals of what Jesus taught -- one doctrine that has been infused upon the present-day church that has alienated it from its spiritual essence -- it could only be this difference in mindset between the people at the time the scriptures were written, and believers today. Moreover, it must be recognized that what we are dealing with in this instance cannot be seen as just a minor difference of opinion. In fact, the ramifications are so far-reaching and extensive, that the majority of modern believers cannot even contemplate them today.
From the perspective of original New Covenant thought, it could be said that when the Emperor Justinian imposed his decree on the church in the year 553AD, condemning the Christian doctrine of the pre-existence and transmigration of the soul in the sixth century, what he did was alter the foundation of biblical thought, and extinguish whatever Light was remaining in the church. Moreover, what Justinian did was set the stage for the entrance of men such as Darwin -- who in turn brought about the state of Christian agnosticism that is paramount in our present day. What is perhaps truly sinful is the fact that we continue to alienate our own children from their own soul and spiritual natures, when we permit their thinking to be molded by the carnally-minded doctrines and philosophical speculation of men of limited vision with respect to the true reality of mankind and Creation.
We will forever remain strangers -- never being able to even begin to know or understand ourselves, without first comprehending how we came to be at our present station in life -- until we overcome this obstacle. Again, to even begin to contemplate and know who we truly are, we must not only learn about the temporal part of us that came into existence at conception and birth, but also the part of us that is an embryonic image of our pre-existent soul. In the same way that our physical bodies was formed by the merging of the two (mother and father), our minds and consciousness was in like manner formed from the merging of two realms (physical/reflective and soul/active). Going still one step further: In the same way that we were formed in the womb of our mother until which time we developed enough to be born into the physical world, the three-dimensional world in which we presently dwell is feminine in relation to the realm of souls, and we cannot enter that world until we have again developed enough to be born again in the manner that Jesus taught.
The more we embrace the thinking, philosophy and culture of this world, and fail to develop our mind in relation to our indwelling soul and spiritual natures, the more we bring about our own demise. If we physically die without achieving the next level of birth, then we are as one of the innumerable number of eggs that a woman expels from her body each month because the egg was never fertilized, and never developed to the degree where it could be born into this world as an infant.
Is this cruel? Not when it is realized that all that is required is for us to live in accordance with the Royal Law of God -- i.e., treat others as we ourselves would want to be treated -- cherish the life of all of God’s creatures as we cherish our own gift of life -- instead of going with the crowd, be true to our highest moral standard -- seek to know and understand truth, and let you level of truth become manifest in the way that you live your life -- and listen intently to that still small voice that speaks to us from within (1 Kgs 19:12). What this means is that every day of our life as we walk what the Bible refers to as the broad-way to destruction, there is always a detour leading away from the road to annihilation -- and if we seriously and sincerely seek to walk upon this path least traveled, that the Lord Himself will guide us into The Way. In this we have the embodiment of Paul’s doctrine of faith -- i.e., that if we seek the Will of God, and do the Will of God, that we will Know the Will of God -- and we will receive the knowledge that will enable us to enter into the Paradise of our Eternal Father God.
Instead we choose the doctrines of men and the cultural thinking of the philosophers of this world which the Apostle warned us would come to naught. Does it make a difference that we view both the Gospel and Life itself reflectively, in reverse of reality? The ramifications are so serious, and the differences in the perception of the Word are so great, that it can be unequivocally affirmed that there is no way we can even begin to understand and know the genuine Jesus -- how he came to be the Lord’s Anointed (Christ) -- how he came to be the Son of God -- and what makes Jesus different from us -- until we first understand our own long struggle to overcome this world as the prodigal sons of our Father. In many respects, it is a almost useless endeavor to open the pages of our Bibles, while our minds and manner of thinking remain Darwinist and carnal, and so far out of harmony with the very foundational precepts of the scriptures themselves.
If we desire the Light and the Truth, then we cannot take the sacred writings of the most spiritual people the world has ever known -- place these writings into the environment of not only an alien culture and mindset, but one that is based upon a totally opposite perception, goals and manner of life -- and expect to achieve the desired results and objectives of the authors. To even begin to embrace such a course of action can only be judged as insanity.
It is only when we open our eyes, hearts and minds -- and begin to recognize and become cognizant of the stark reality that confronts us -- a reality that demands us to acknowledge that every word and concept which Jesus spoke -- and every word that is recorded in our Bibles today -- is born from a foundational mindset that is essential to the very form and constitution of the Word -- a mindset and constitution that must be maintained in order to insure the integrity of the entire message -- can we even begin to contemplate the genuine teachings of Christ.
In many ways, modern Christian doctrine 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. Regardless of the fact that we possess the most perfect seedlings ever known to man, because we have chosen a barren wasteland in which to plant these most choice of all plants, the vineyard that we envision can never manifest and become a reality.
Now there are those modern Church authorities who will ardently disagree with this statement. They will tell you that the Word of God is just as viable today as when Jesus preached it at the beginning of our Common Era. They will tell you that the Word of God is so universal, that it is applicable to any culture and any age that mankind has ever known. They will proclaim that man is saved by faith -- and yet, there is absolutely nothing in the Bible which supports the idea that a man who lives in accordance with the thinking and the culture of this world is saved by a mere profession that he believes that the historical man Jesus lived and was crucified! What the Bible says regarding the assertions of these people who preach this falsehood is that they are deceiving and seducing you into embracing a doctrine of darkness -- a doctrine designed to keep you in bondage to the god of this world. Moreover, the serpent is so crafty and seductive, that even the very people who preach these doctrines fail to recognize they have been ordained as ministers of darkness.
The Sadducees and Pharisees were greatly offended when Jesus condemned them as being counterfeit! But what of the church which called itself Christian? Any sincere person of faith must recognize that Constantine and the Roman Imperial Church which he created was not only counterfeit, but would more appropriately be called satanic and depraved -- as seen in the words of Martin Luther when he wrote in a letter to Pope Leo X on September 6th, 1520 with respect to the Christian Church of his day: "…once the holiest of all, has become the most licentious den of thieves, the most shameless of all brothels, the kingdom of sin, death, and hell. It is so bad that even Antichrist himself, if he should come, could think of nothing to add to its wickedness" (Quoted in: The Great Thoughts; compiled by George Seldes).
It was shown to me that a very large number of Roman Catholics will embrace the original teachings of TheWay in the coming Spiritual Revolution that is on the near horizon. The Protestant Christians will follow suite, but they are not in a position to embrace the essence of Yeshua/Jesus' teachings. Why? Because they are totally dependent on a very corrupt set of scriptures that they have received directly from the Church of Constantine which Martin Luther describes above.
The only question remaining is whether the Roman Catholic Church will remain a viable religious force in the world. Two scenarios were shown to me -- one where the pope released the Gospel of the Hebrews/Ebionites, and the church itself became a force of spiritual transformation -- and the other where the pope ignored TheCall to release these earliest of Christian scriptures into the hands of the people, and when the remaining buried libraries were re-discovered, the Church was viewed as an obstacle to spiritual transformation.
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In the recently discovered Gospel of Thomas it is written: (12) The disciples said to Jesus, "We know that you will depart from us. Who is to be our leader?" Jesus said to them, "Wherever you are, you are to go to James the righteous, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being." So to once again restore the teachings of TheWay which is today known as Christianity, the Lord has sent Jacob/James, the Brother of Yeshua/Jesus, back into the world in order to guide the faithful flock into the Truth, the Light, and the Kingdom within (Luke 17:20-21). It is there that my brother Yeshua/Jesus awaits you.
The above warning with respect to the predicted corruption of Yeshua's teachings is further stated in the first century writings known today as the Clementine Recognitions where it is written: "Our Lord and Prophet, who hath sent us, declared to us that the wicked one, having disputed with Him forty days, and having prevailed nothing against Him, promised that he would send apostles from amongst his subjects, to deceive. Wherefore, above all, remember to shun apostle or teacher or prophet who does not first accurately compare his preaching with that of James, who was called the brother of my Lord, and to whom was entrusted to administer the church of the Hebrews in Jerusalem, — and that even though he come to you with witnesses: lest the wickedness which disputed forty days with the Lord, and prevailed nothing, should afterwards, like lightning falling from heaven upon the earth, send a preacher to your injury, as now he has sent Simon upon us, preaching, under pretense of the truth, in the name of the Lord, and sowing error. Wherefore He who hath sent us, said, ‘Many shall come to me in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. By their fruits ye shall know them.’"
Again it is warned by Clement: "Wherefore observe the greatest caution, that you believe no teacher, unless he bring from Jerusalem the testimonial of James the Lord’s brother, or of whosoever may come after him. For no one, unless he has gone up thither, and there has been approved as a fit and faithful teacher for preaching the word of Christ, — unless, I say, he brings a testimonial thence, is by any means to be received. But let neither prophet nor apostle be looked for by you at this time, besides us. For there is one true Prophet, whose words we twelve apostles preach"
As predicted, the ministers of Satan have succeeded in altering the teachings of my brother Yeshua, and continue to lead many into the abyss of darkness. But have no fear my brothers and sisters, for the teachings of TheWay has been restored so that you might be able to overcome the darkness, and enter the Kingdom of Light within you (Luke 17:20-21).