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Epistle From James

Brother Of Yeshua/Jesus

To Pope John Paul II

Do You Want Peace On Earth?

Do You Want The Kingdom To Come?

Do You Want To Know And Be With The Lord?

Then You Must Bring About Change By Invoking The Laws!

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?

 

James, 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).    Why was he not permitted to describe the wonders and mysteries he has seen and experienced in the Kingdom?   Because the mind of natural man is simply not prepared to comprehend man's higher spiritual reality.   

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: 

"God has told me in a vision what to do, and I confirm His command by giving my solemn promise to keep this agreement."

"To the followers of the Islam I say: Carry out my command, protect and help the Nazarene nation in this country of ours in their own land. Leave their places of worship in peace; help and assist their chief and their priests when in need of help, be it in the mountains, in the desert, on the sea, or at home. Leave all their possessions alone, be it houses or other property, do not destroy anything of their belongings, the followers of Islam shall not harm or molest any of this nation, because the Nazarenes are my subjects, pay tribute to me and will help the Moslems. No tribute, but what is agreed Upon, shall be collected from them, their church buildings shall be left as they are, they shall not be altered, their priests shall be permitted to teach and worship in their own way-the Nazarenes have full liberty of worship in their churches and homes. None of their churches shall be torn down, or altered into a mosque, except by the consent and free will of the Nazarenes. If any one disobeys this command, the anger of God and his prophet shall be upon him." (see FULL Text)

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 Empire).  

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).    And in the first century writings of Clement, the disciple of Peter, this was expressed in the words: “We remember that our Lord and teacher, as commanding, said to us, guard the mysteries for me, and the sons of my house.  Wherefore also he explained to his disciples, privately, the mysteries of the kingdoms of the heavens.” (Clementine Homilies).

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 Tiberias”.

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.

The Church

Will It Survive In It's Present Form?



It was shown to me that the Church -- and especially the Roman Catholic Church -- is at a crossroads that will determine it's future.  These words are relevant to the future of the Church: "When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 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? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels" (Mark 8:34-38 NKJ).   

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.

Individual Salvation 

 

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.   

Do 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

 

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”.

What 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.  

Under 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.  

In 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.  

This, 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.  

From 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).

When 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.  

Since 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 

The Epistle

Of Jacob/James

Brother Of Yeshua/Jesus

To John Paul II

 

Jacob, Brother Of Yeshua/Jesus

http://BrotherOfYeshua.com

Jacob@BrotherOfYeshua.com

 

 

 

 

His Holiness Pope John Paul II
Apostolic Palace
VATICAN CITY

 

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,

Jacob/Allan

Brother of Yeshua

http://BrotherOfYeshua.com 

The above Epistle to Pope John Paul II was sent to the following official Roman Catholic agencies:

 

The Vatican Newspaper

ornet@ossrom.va 

 

Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo

U.S. Apostolic Nunciature
3339 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington DC 20008

kiki77@comcast.net offered the following information:

Papal E-mail/Fax/Phone:

The Vatican Press Office is considered the "official" means of email contact for the Holy Father. The following email address does gain a response.

e-mail: av@pccs.va
phone: +390669881022
fax: +390669885373

mikehumphrey@rcn.com 

My statement was that there were those within the Church who maintained that the Anti-Christ is in the world -- he is portrayed as being a vegetarian ( http://TheConsecratedLife.com ) -- and he promotes a very different Jesus than the one endorsed by the Church.   

Prior to the death of Pope John Paul II, he had made many statements blaming the US and George Bush and the Jews in Israel for the violence in the Middle East.   Quoting from The Abominable Sin Of Lying About God - WWJD? : The ONLY solution to what is portrayed as Radical Islam, is a Spiritual Solution. And this Spiritual Solution is Universal to all of mankind. It is True from a religious perspective -- it is True from a philosophical perspective -- it is True from a secular perspective -- from an academia-educational perspective -- and, what can rightly be portrayed, a human perspective. And it will remain impossible to resolve the conflict and human suffering, until this Universal Spiritual Solution is Resolved.

As I have on many occasions written, the causal factor of the greatly increased violence in the world is based upon man's refusal to bring about the necessary change in consciousness based upon the modern discoveries which has provided the world with an unparalleled insight into the Original teachings of Yeshua/Jesus and TheWay.   While Christians have prayed for greater understanding, when their prayers are answered, they ignore and even reject what the Hand of God has provided in direct answer to their prayers.  And while Pope John Paul was busy condemning the U.S. and Israel for the violence in the Middle East, one of the things these original teachings suppressed by the Church demonstrate, is the fact that the dogmatic wall that exists between Judaism, Christianity and Islam, is based upon the corruption of their respective scriptural texts -- and purely man-made dogmatic corruptions.   It is easily proven that the Bibles which Christians use today have been corrupted ( http://BibleCorruption.com ) -- as it is easily proven that the original disciples and followers of Jesus did not believe he was God incarnate (see http://TheTenWords.com ) -- and one of the easily proven corruptions which spiritually effect every person today, is the teachings that were removed on the Children (http://BrotherOfYeshua.com/children.htm ).  Therefore, not only was the pope in error -- but the violence was caused more from the spiritual ignorance that the Catholic Church supported and continued to perpetuate.  Therefore, the blood of the innocent was on the hands of the pope. 

When Pres. Bush was scheduled to go to Rome and talk to the pope, I began a campaign to get the pope to tell the people the truth, and to give over to the people the copy and/or copies of the original Gospel According to the Hebrews that remains hidden away in the Vatican archives.   Originally, my Epistle To Pope John Paul II (see http://BrotherOfYeshua.com/letter.htm ) was attached to the domain name Epistle of Light -- and we ran a campaign to send it to the Vatican and the Vatican News Service.  Of course, the pope and the church has yet to give the more pure scriptures hidden away in the Vatican archives over to the people. 

Just after the death of Pope John Paul Cardinal Giacomo Biffi made the following statements which were carried by various News Services around the world (see http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/668048.stm ):
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A leading conservative candidate to succeed Pope John Paul II has warned that the Antichrist foreseen in the Book of Revelations is already among us
Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, 71, said that the modern Antichrist, identified in the Book of Revelation as a seven-headed beast, was most likely now disguised as a philanthropist supporting creeds like vegetarianism, animal rights or pacifism, or advocating dialogue with Orthodox or Anglican believers.
But his true aim was to undermine the Catholic church, the Cardinal argued.


At the time a number of people pointed out that the Pope and the Vatican hierarchy must have at least seen my Epistle to Pope John Paul.   And, there was agreement that if the pope had actually handed over the more pure scriptures to the body of believers, the people would be forced to conclude that the modern Church has virtually nothing in common with the original teachings of Yeshua and TheWay.   

My objective is to restore Christianity to its original purpose and objectives.  In contradistinction, the objective of the Church is to maintain its power and revenue base and structure.  While there were many sincere people who opposed the Church at the time of the Reformation, these people were virtually clueless as to the transformational purpose and objective of the original teachings -- as detailed in the article An Inconvenient Truth.  And if the Church was to release many of the more pure copies of scriptures that are hidden away in the Vatican, these original scriptures would confirm what the Church has been ignoring in much of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library.   Quoting from The Counterfeit Church Foundation

The Spiritual Core of Christianity remains virtually unknown today, because of direct government intrusion into the affairs of the Church with respect to acceptable doctrines of belief.   In the same way that in China only those Churches which are approved by the government are permitted, so too was the Church that came into being in the fourth century under the direct control of the Roman Emperors.   That the segment of the Church which called itself Orthodox, was a mere puppet of Pagan Rome and had little to nothing in common with the original teachings and objectives of Jesus and TheWay, should come as no surprise to the modern believer in view of the many statements of biblical scholars such as A. Powell Davies who attempted to warn the Christian world that discoveries such as the Dead Sea Scrolls had confirmed what they had suspected and believed all along -- i.e., that the Emperor Constantine and the Pagan Church of Rome created a religion of blind faith and belief where he wrote that: “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been”(quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls).   Thus, this long ignored statement prompts us to ask: Why didn't the biblical scholars understand the true origin of Christianity prior to the discovery and examination of the Dead Sea Scrolls?   To answer this question we must consult the findings of Prof. Elaine Pagles who correctly writes: “It is the winners who write history - their way. No wonder, then, 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” (see Pagles, The Gnostic Gospels).    In not learning the lessons of history, modern believers have overlooked the fact that when despots rule, they not only annihilate all opposition -- but they "...write history - their way" -- and they corrupt and burn whatever writings stand in opposition to their supremacy and rule.   Which means that those doctrines of belief that are today seen as orthodox and promoted by the modern-day Church as being authentic, are themselves drawn from the side of "...political implications that [were] crucial to the development of Christianity as an institutional religion" under the direct control of Pagan Rome.   In the case of the Christian Church beginning in the fourth century, to disagree with the doctrines affirmed by the Emperor Constantine, carried with it the sentence of death.   Thus, Edward Gibbon writes in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: ”Constantine easily believed that the heretics, who presumed to dispute his opinions or to oppose his commands, were guilty of the most absurd and criminal obstinacy... Not a moment was lost in excluding the ministers and teachers of the separated congregations from any share of the rewards and immunities which the emperor had so liberally bestowed on the orthodox clergy. But as the sectaries might still exist under the cloud of royal disgrace, the conquest of the East was immediately followed by an edict which announced their total destruction”.    Thus, in the same way that whoever did not embrace the religion of the emperor met with the sentence of death, whatever scriptures did not conform to the approved version, was immediately destroyed (see http://BibleCorruption.com ).  
In a recent Christianity Today interview with Brian Mclaren where he pointed out that "One of the problems is that the average Christian in the average church who listens to the average Christian broadcasting has such an oversimplified understanding of both the Bible and of church history - it would be deeply disturbing for them to really learn about church history" -- what Brian Mclaren is actually stating is that the vast majority of Christian believers would be "deeply disturbed"to be confronted by the historical fact that the doctrines and dogma of the Church -- as well as what teachings in the Bible were correct -- was determined by the Emperor Constantine and the bishops, priests and scribes of his Church.  But the spiritual safeguard that was foreseen by the authors of the scriptures, is seen in the reality that they fully understood both the three-dimensional limitations of this world -- and they composed the scriptures so as to preserve and conceal the inner spiritual meaning that can only be revealed to sincere seekers and disciples of TheWay who seek Truth over man-made dogma -- and who understand the proper application of the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge (see KeyOfKnowlege.org ) that must be holographically turned within one's own mind and being.   In accord with the recent findings of the modern physicist who now states that the images which we perceive with our physical senses is not at all presenting to us the whole picture -- and that “…our brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and space.   The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe” (see above) -- the authors of the scriptures knew this fact of reality in this shadow-world which the Gospels portray as the Far Country, and they therefore crafted their sacred writings for those who possessed what Jesus portrayed as the "eyes to see" -- a spiritual meaning that those who has yet to overcome the organic limitations of their physical mind, remained blind to even the existence of. 

Allan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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: 

1. 

It is certain that the fifth general council was convoked exclusively to deal with the affair of the Three Chapters, and that neither Origen nor Origenism were the cause of it.

2.

It is certain that the council opened on 5 May, 553, in spite of the protestations of Pope Vigilius, who though at Constantinople refused to attend it, and that in the eight conciliary sessions (from 5 May to 2 June), the Acts of which we possess, only the question of the Three Chapters is treated. 

3.

Finally it is certain that only the Acts concerning the affair of the Three Chapters were submitted to the pope for his approval, which was given on 8 December, 553, and 23 February, 554.

4.

It is a fact that Popes Vigilius, Pelagius I (556-61), Pelagius II (579-90), Gregory the Great (590-604), in treating of the fifth council deal only with the Three Chapters, make no mention of Origenism, and speak as if they did not know of its condemnation.

5.

It must be admitted that before the opening of the council, which had been delayed by the resistance of the pope, the bishops already assembled at Constantinople had to consider, by order of the emperor, a form of Orgenism that had practically nothing in common with Origen, but which was held, we know, by one of the Origenist parties in Palestine...

6.

The bishops [at this extra-conciliary session referred to in No. 5 above] certainly subscribed to the fifteen anathemas proposed by the emperor [against Origen]; an admitted Origenist, Theodore of Scythopolin, was forced to retract; but there is proof that the approbation of the pope, who was at that time protesting against the convocation of the council, was asked.

7.

It is easy to understand how this extra-conciliary sentence was mistaken at a later period for a decree of the actual ecumenical council.

 

What did the followers of Yeshua/Jesus believe?



" Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?'" 
(John 9:1-2 NKJ)


What prompted the disciples of Yeshua/Jesus to ask this question? Turning to the historian, this important element to this equation of life is made reference to by Edward Gibbon in the footnote regarding the question of the disciples at John 9:2: "The disciples of Jesus were persuaded that a man might have sinned before he was born, (John, ix. 2,) and the Pharisees held the transmigration [reincarnation] of virtuous souls, (Joseph. de Bell. Judaico, l. ii. c. 7;) and a modern Rabbi is modestly assured, that Hermes, Pythagoras, Plato, etc., derived their metaphysics from his illustrious countrymen" (Gibbon; Decline & Fall) -- metaphysics that embraced the concept of the pre-existence and transmigration of the soul.

Again let me pose the question as to what this statement means to us from a modern day perspective? 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).

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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). 

 

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

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

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

The Tree Of Life - Divine Marriage: After eating the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Duality (aka Tree Of Knowledge Of Good And Evil), the statement was made in the allegorical account of Genesis: "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" (Gen 3:22-23).  Thus, the objective of life is to become nourished by the fruit of the Tree of Life -- i.e., "'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God'" (Rev 2:7).   And respecting the Tree of Life it is written: "Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations" (Rev 22:1-2).   With the final statement pertaining to the eating of the fruit of the Tree of Life in order to gain entrance to what is often portrayed as Spiritual Jerusalem in the words: "Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates" (Rev 22:14).  The problem is seen in the fact that after suppressing the higher spiritual knowledge of Jesus and TheWay, modern seekers have no idea what the Tree of Life is, or how to be nourished by its fruit. The Primary Objective of Life is to be nourished by the Fruit of the Sacred Tree Of Life.  But few seekers have any understanding of how this nourishment must be brought about and accomplished.   
 

The Outer Darkness And Plato's Cave Of Illusions: Jesus taught that those who fail to put on the Wedding Garment and come to TheCall of the Wedding Feast, are thrown into what the Gospel portrays as the "outer darkness" -- which, when rightly understood, parallels that of the analogy of Plato's Cave of Illusions -- and because our modern culture possesses absolutely no understanding of the implications, it can be stated that modern man dwells in abject ignorance and intellectual poverty.   Why?   Because we fail to understand the great wisdom in the statement in the Gospel of Thomas: (5) Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you..."  And in our failure to understand the nature and reality of what we see, we remain drowning in a sea of confusion.    
 

The Master Index:  The Index of Nazirene Ebionite web sites and the Original Teachings of TheWay  
 

The Suppressed Teachings On Children: "And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them, and said, Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven" (Mat 18: 2-3).  Because the important teachings on children were removed from the Gospels, it remains virtually impossible for the modern believer to gain entrance into the Inner Kingdom.  Jesus pays particular attention and importance to Children who are often referred to as the "little ones".  Unless Christians "turn about", and become as a little child, they cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven (Mt 18:3; 19:14).   But this provokes the question: What does it mean to "turn about", and become as a child?   Virtually no modern Christian would be able to answer this question today.   Why?   Not only has the Gospels been corrupted, but the suppression of the teachings on the children can be proven by any Christian, using any version of the scriptures. If it is true that the teachings on the children were corrupted and suppressed, then how many other important teachings also suppressed?   Will the modern Christian be held accountable for the teachings in the Gospels which were altered from their original context -- and even removed -- in order to make the scriptures support the man-made dogma of Pagan Rome?   And if this is true -- that the Gospels were corrupted by the later Church in order to make them support the man-made dogma of the Church -- will the modern Christian be held accountable for the requirement set forth by Jesus in the original teachings?

 
 

Original Gospel Sacraments: The Sacraments that are practiced and observed in the Christian Churches today have very little in common with the Original Sacraments instituted by Jesus.   Without putting on the required Wedding Garment, and being nourished by the Eucharist of the Divine Manna that can only be imparted to the seeker/disciple by and in the direct Spiritual Presence of the Son of God while in the Kingdom, the believer will continue to dwell in what Jesus portrayed as the Far Country and Outer Darkness of Mind and Being -- unable to comprehend the Higher Mysteries of the Kingdom -- and unable to attain the subsequent stage of Birth that enables the seeker/disciple to gain entrance into the Kingdom, and inherit the Promise of Entering into Life.  
 

The Gospel teachings of Jesus which were originally known as the teachings of TheWay (The Way), have within itself all levels from entry-level to a high and mature expression of spirituality.   And while the entry-level is based upon faith and belief, the higher levels of spiritual maturity embody a Wholistic mindset and lifestyle necessary to transform the body-mind into a Living Temple that enables the Spiritual Christian to fully embrace the Pattern of the Christ, by symbolically picking up their own cross and travailing in TheWay in Imitation of the man Jesus.   Thus, while the entry-level Christian has few requirements other than faith and belief, the more Advanced Spiritual Christian has many requirements that enables him/her to fulfill the adage to be in the world and not of it.   The Original teachings of Jesus and TheWay was a system of Spiritual Advancement that brought about Wholeness.  

 
 

Know Thyself: Jesus declared in the Gospel of Thomas: "...But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty".   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”.   When God, in the words of St. Nazianzen, no longer is an “object of wonder”, but rather an “object of desire” -- and we, desiring to be purified from the defilements of this world, make ourselves fit vessels for the Lord to indwell, the Spirit, according to St. Nazianzen, reveals to us our true nature, and the revelation of this manifest Sacred Knowledge makes “us like God; so that when we have thus become like Himself, God may, to use a bold expression, hold converse with us as Gods, being united to us, and that perhaps to the same extent as He already knows those who are known to Him”.  St. Nazianzen then writes that “the Divine Nature then is boundless and hard to understand” by those who are yet carnal and think as natural beings of this world.    
 

The Ten Words:  That restores the teachings of Jesus and TheWay to their original spiritual environment.  A massive article covering every aspect of the religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.    
 

An Inconvenient Truth: One of the most important articles that have been written and exist in our present time -- in spite of those who attempt to censor and inhibit the modern seeker from having access to the Truth and TheWay.   Written by an Original Author of the Gospels, this article reveals what modern authorities will at any cost, censor and suppress.   Why?   Because as counterfeit shepherds, they are carnal and totally earth-bound in their thinking.   Being carnal and spiritually disenfranchised, they don't at all understand -- or possess the knowledge of -- the Great Spiritual Truths revealed in this article.   
 

Reincarnation, The Key To Christianity: The only eyewitness account written by an Elder in the original Ebionite Community portraying the Death of Christianity -- The Religion of Jesus and the Original Teachings of TheWay.   Because the Emperor of Rome hunted down and murdered the Original Spiritual Christians and all those who opposed the corruption of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay, the Christian world itself has been cast into a Spiritual Diaspora from which it has yet to emerge.  
 

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The Real Islam: There are many who promote the need for a Reformation in Islam -- but the term Reformation is not at all the problem.   When rightly understood, what is needed is a Restoral by way of Rebirth of the Original Teachings of Islam.   And in this we can see the problem in that, in order to bring about a Restoral and Rebirth, there must be a number of True Spiritual Muslims working together to bring this Restoration about.   Therefore, the only solution to what can be portrayed as Radical Islam, is other Muslims who are willing to seek the Truth and restore the religion of Islam to its original purpose and objectives by leading others into what can be rightly portrayed as Spiritual Mecca.   Thus, the Qur'an states: "Glory to (Allah) Who did take His Servant for a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the Farthest Mosque (Masjid al-Aqsa), whose precincts We did bless, in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One Who heareth and seeth (all things)" (S. 17:1).  But because the carnal Muslims fail to understand that what is presented is a Spiritual Journey within -- i.e., The True Jihad -- and the Farthest or Distant Mosque can only be entered via the journey to Spiritual Mecca -- an Inward Spiritual Journey to the Core of the believers own mind and being -- then the whole of Islam will remain carnal and spiritually defiled until a body of Genuine Muslims arise within Islam itself.   Further, because it is within the ability of all genuine Muslims to acquire the Truth of all Truths -- learning directly from the True Prophet -- all those who enlist under the banner of Islam are responsible for the evil committed in the Name of Allah.    
 

The Church Of The AntiChrist: The Apostle Paul predicted that the Church which portrays itself as Christian, will install the Anti-Christ as the leader of the Church, and the Christian world will worship Satan in place of God.   While the Christian world dwells under the deceptive belief that they freed themselves from the paganism of Rome in the Reformation, the leaders of the Reformation did not at all understand the reality of a purely Spiritual Religion where the objective was to be be in the world and not of it -- using the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge to gain entrance into the Kingdom while still in the body-vessel -- in many respects the reactionary dogma contrived by Martin Luther and the other leaders of the Reformation had the effect of further imprisoning the Church in the abyss of abject carnal ignorance.   
 

The Bible itself openly rejects and condemns the tenets of belief promoted by the Church.   What is demonstrated is the fact that the vast majority of Christians neither understand the Bible -- and those who do read it, do so through the filter of their dogma and beliefs.   re are 10 words that were altered from their original context in the New Testament that have the power to re-establish the essence of the teachings of Yeshua which was known as TheWay.   These 10 words demonstrate conclusively that the text of the New Testament has been altered and corrupted in order to make it support the doctrines of the Pagan Roman/Greek world.   These 10 words further demonstrate that the essence of the teachings of Yeshua has little in common with the Christian religion today.   In fact, these 10 wordsare to Christianity what the 10 Commandments were to Judaism -- i.e., the foundation from which every other aspect of the religion springs forth! These 10 words prove the Ebionites correct, and modern Christianity which is founded upon 4th century Roman doctrines to be in error.  These 10 words prove that without a return to the essence of Yeshua's original teachings, modern Christians are neither saved, nor do they have the salvation they erroneously believe they do.   
 

The Consecrated Life is the Path that leads to Wholeness -- and this Wholeness can only be brought about when the teachings of Yeshua/Jesus and TheWay becomes a mindset and lifestyle that develops the person and brings them to Completion.   In the parable of the prodigal son, the experiences in what is portrayed as the Far Country develops the son -- enables him to prevail and to rule over himself -- and it is this state of Completion within himself that permits him to return to the Edenic Kingdom of the Father.   Each and every person is presently evolving to this state of Completion and Wholeness in the Omega of Perfection, that will permit them to return to their True Source of Being.  
 

The Key Of Knowledge: When Jesus condemned the leaders of the Jews as blind guides, it was because they threw away the Key Of Knowledge.   In the fourth century of our Common Era, the Church of Rome in like manner threw away the Key Of Knowledge -- causing the Christian world to become lost and wandering in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of Mind and Being.    
 

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

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

 
 
 

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

 
 

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

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

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

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

The Orthodox Corruption of the Scriptures: Was the Bible rewritten? Prof. Nestle writes: "Learned men, so called Correctores were, following the church meeting at Nicea 325 AD, selected by the church authorities to scrutinize the sacred texts and rewrite them in order to correct their meaning in accordance with the views which the church had just sanctioned." To ignore the facts is to alienate oneself from the Living Word of God  
 

What Happened To Zackarias? Because the mainstream of Christians can't even begin to answer the question as to what happened to Zackarias?  It remains impossible for them to understand the true reality of the scriptures -- or why the religion of the pre-Nicene Church Fathers was very different than the dogma preached from the pulpits today.   And while the missing account of Zackarias can be easily proven today, the fact that the modern Christians ignores the facts and the truth has had the effect of disenfranchising them from the Kingdom they have been commanded to seek out.  
 

Things Christians Never Tell Jews About The New Testament: Many Jews have been misinformed when they have been warned by Christians that if they don't believe and come to Jesus, they will not inherit salvation and eternal life. Part of this is an error of ignorance -- i.e., because their Christian forefathers were adulterous, and defiled their own covenant with the Lord in the manner of the Jews when they worshiped other gods, they have yet to recover from their spiritual temple being plundered and ravished by the unclean and dark forces of this world. They therefore have lost their own way, and no longer can come into the Presence of the Lord. The Facts: Both Christians and the Jews they have persecuted, condemned, and even murdered over the past two thousand years will be shocked by what they will read herein! What they will learn is a fact that has long confused many sincere students of the New Testament scriptures -- scriptures which are very Jewish in origin -- and because of their very mystical Jewish essence, has long confounded the non-Jews who have championed the Gospel message. To their own undoing, most Christians ignore their own theologians and biblical scholars who have attempted to warn them that the scriptures are paradoxical -- i.e., that in all theological positions there exists two lines of seemingly opposite and conflicting truths presented to the reader -- and those who accept one truth while ignoring the other, will themselves fall into heresy by falling into grave sectarian error with respect to the true meaning of the Gospel message. Thus, those who maintain that there is no salvation apart from belief in the historical Jesus in the manner of modern Christian doctrine, have themselves fallen into the trap of heresy that the very first followers of Jesus warned believers not to fall into! And while it is true that these sectarian vicars of the Church can prove their position by using the scriptures, it is further true that their own scriptures also contain another line of truth that presents an entirely different picture than what the Church has portrayed to the world -- a picture where the opposite is also true.  
 

The Sower And The Seed: Unless you become the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower And The Seed, it will remain impossible for you to comprehend the true spiritual meaning of the Gospel and the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom of God.  
 

The Secret Doctrine Of Christianity: In the approximate year of 178 of our Common Era, Celsus, the Epicurean Philosopher and opponent of Christianity published a rather embarrassing work in opposition to Christianity known as The True Word or Discourse. It is said that this work was widely published and used by the Pagan world as an attack on the Church. In examination of this document, the modern Christian must initially ask: Who today would accuse the Christian Church of being a “secret system”? No one -- because the Church today has lost its spiritual essence -- and is a mere shadow of its former self over the first three centuries of its existence. Therefore, it is important for us to recognize that such an allegation would be unheard of in our present time.  
 

The Enigma Of The Shepherd Of Hermas: Even though it is said of the Shepherd of Hermas that it was "...the most popular books, if not the most popular book, in the Christian Church during the second, third, and fourth centuries...", it remains unknown to the modern Church. Why? Why was the book that is representative of the core Gospel of the earliest Church, no longer is use today? Because while Hermas reflected the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay, it would be deemed heresy by the modern Church. And when rightly understood, the fact of the matter is that it is impossible for the modern believer, critic, biblical expert or scholar to in any manner understand the message that Hermas bears. Which means that if the Shepherd of Hermas was indeed the most popular scripture in the Gentile Church over the first three centuries, then it can rightly be stated that the modern Church has virtually nothing in common with the pre-Nicene Gentile Church.  
 

Divine Manna:  "To him who overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna" (Rev 2:8-17).  "My People Are Destroyed For Lack Of Knowledge Because You Have Rejected Knowledge, I Reject You..." (Hosea 4:6).   "Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie" (Rev 22:14).  "Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit" (1 Thes 4:8 NIV)  
 

Gospel Of Thomas:  These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.  And he said, "Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death."  Jesus said, "Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All."  
 

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

What was the Mysteries of the Gospel that Jesus revealed only to the inner core of disciples?   While teaching the multitude of the people only in parables?    "And the disciples came and said to Him, Why do You speak to them in parables? He answered and said to them, Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given" (Matt 13:10-11 NKJ).   As someone who was there, at the time, what is presented in this article is not only far beyond the understanding of any book that you could read, or teacher you could seek out.   what is presented in this article will force you to re-evaluate everything that you thought you knew about both yourself, and the very purpose of life as you think you understand it.   And even more revealing than the three major lies of Judaism, Christianity and Islam that inhibits the people from understanding the foundational essence of all three religions, is an examination of both the lies and profound truths of the emerging scientific world which is for the most part ignored by our cultural icons, because the findings of modern quantum physics confirms the visionary truths of the Mystics which the religious and intellectual worlds have long censored from the common understanding.   
 

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

Light Of Yeshua: The Essence of Messianic Judaism and being Spiritually Torah Observant.  Many Messianic Jews attempt to embrace traditional Christian doctrine with a Jewish facade in an attempt to convert other Jews to a quasi-form of Jewish-Christianity with a Pagan foundation. In view of the fact that the original followers of Yeshua are historically described as “…rejected from one religion as apostates, and from the other as heretics” (Gibbon: Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, v.1, p.416), this conversion to Jewish-Christianity would be a grave error.  
 

The Cross And The Seat Belt: The only mean by which mankind can move beyond his present limitations and struggles with the unknown, is to gain access to the Source of what he observes and interacts with in the world which is in what the mystic and scientist affirm as being the (Etheric) Field that surrounds all matter that we observe with our physical senses.   But to accomplish this, man must develop ways to effectively use his suppressed Intuitive spheres of mind.   Which means that to even begin to tap into the unseen Source, we must move beyond our traditional behaviors, mindset and perception of reality, and begin to embrace untraditional ways that permit the development and use of our suppressed Intuitive facilities of mind.   If what man presently portrays as accidents, can indeed be perceived prior to the event taking place -- and thus, be avoided -- then we will have eliminated the massive suffering and even death that is the result of these episodes of human existence.   And therefore, if the witness of both the Mystic and the emerging scientific evidence is true -- and reality must he sought in the unseen (Etheric) Field as the Source of all events that transpire -- then it becomes imperative for man to begin to develop and evolve those Intuitive spheres of mind that has been abandoned and left atrophied by the linear-only elements of our modern culture.  
 

How Did Jesus Become The Son Of God? It is a widely accepted doctrine among Christians today that the disciples and Ebionite Nazirene followers did not comprehend the true nature of Jesus, because they did not proclaim that he was God -- as did the later Gentile converts.   Yet, just the opposite is true -- i.e., the vast majority of Romans and Greeks were too pagan and heathen in their thinking and mindset, to understand the higher spiritual concepts that Jesus and his disciples revealed to mankind.   Even today the problem remains with respect to our inability to understand why Jesus was different than we are. Because Christians cling to the doctrines of Rome, they are unable to answer many important foundational questions that would permit their thinking to evolve beyond what Paul portrayed as the entry-level doctrines of the simple faith that are elementary in their understanding. And while Paul warns that the "natural" (organic) mind of man is incapable of understanding the higher reality of the soul and the Inner Kingdom  -- warning that committed and baptized believers will reject the Mysteries of God as utter "foolishness" -- yet, the modern Church to their own destruction continues to ignore this all-important warning. What enabled Jesus to perform miracles? What enabled him to be able to communicate with the Father? Surely, we conclude, he could not have been a normal man. Therefore, we arrive at the only possible answer from our very limited perspective and conclude that the Jewish disciples and earliest followers of Jesus must have been wrong, and he had to have been God to know all that he knew, and be able to do all that he did. Thus, the flaw in the thinking of the Church is in their inability to envision and comprehend the manner in which mankind grows and evolves to a state of spiritual maturity -- how man, the prodigal son, who was created in the image and likeness of God, his Heavenly Father, begins to take on all the attributes of his Creator and Parent. In not understanding the process by which each of us embraces our eventual destiny, we worship instead of imitating the pattern that Yeshua/Jesus provided for all the prodigal sons and daughters of the Most High to follow.  
 

Lilith - The Demonic Reality Of Feminism: In the Divine Pattern of Creation man and woman are not only equal, but the mental/spiritual level of one polarity directly affects and limits the other.  The spiritual ignorance of many religious groups today is directly in proportion to the failure of men and women to interact and move into a state of spiritual harmony and balance.  
 

What is the difference between Passover and Easter?    What is the spiritual meaning of Passover?   Does it matter which holiday is celebrated?  
 

Celestial Happenings: Important information on the Holy Days  
 

The Scribes of Light site provides those that are sincere in walking in TheWay with a forum for sharing their knowledge and experience with those that desire to understand and make manifest in their own life the lifestyle and mindset necessary to draw closer to the inner Kingdom and come to receive gnosis, divine knowledge, from the True Prophet within.  

 

 

 

"God has told me in a vision what to do, and I confirm His command by giving my solemn promise to keep this agreement."

"To the followers of the Islam I say: Carry out my command, protect and help the Nazarene nation in this country of ours in their own land. Leave their places of worship in peace; help and assist their chief and their priests when in need of help, be it in the mountains, in the desert, on the sea, or at home. Leave all their possessions alone, be it houses or other property, do not destroy anything of their belongings, the followers of Islam shall not harm or molest any of this nation, because the Nazarenes are my subjects, pay tribute to me and will help the Moslems. No tribute, but what is agreed Upon, shall be collected from them, their church buildings shall be left as they are, they shall not be altered, their priests shall be permitted to teach and worship in their own way-the Nazarenes have full liberty of worship in their churches and homes. None of their churches shall be torn down, or altered into a mosque, except by the consent and free will of the Nazarenes. If any one disobeys this command, the anger of God and his prophet shall be upon him."

"The tribute paid the Nazarenes shall be used to promote the teachings of Islam and shall be deposited at the treasury of Beth Almal. A common man shall pay one denar (piece of money), but the merchants and people who own mines of gold and silver and are rich shall pay twelve denars. Strangers and people who have no houses or other settled property shall not have taxes levied upon them. If a man inherits property he shall pay a settled sum to the Beth-Almal treasury. The Christians are not obliged to make war on the enemies of Islam, but if an enemy attacks the Christians, the Mohammedans shall not deny their help, but give them horses and weapons, if they need them, and protect them from evils from outside and keep the peace with them. The Christians are not obliged to turn Moslems, until God’s will makes them believers."

"The Mohammedans shall not force Christian women to accept Islam, but if they themselves wish to embrace it, the Mohammedans shall be kind to them."

"If a Christian woman is married to a Mohammedan and does not want to embrace Islam, she has liberty to worship at her own church according to her own religious belief, and her husband must not treat her unkindly on account of her religion. If any one disobeys this command, he disobeys God and his prophet and will be guilty of a great offense."

"If the Nazarenes wish to build a church, their Mohammedan neighbors shall help them. This shall be done, because the Christians have obeyed us and have come to us and pleaded for peace and mercy."

"If there be among the Christians a great and learned man the Mohammedans shall honor him and not be envious of his greatness."

"If any one is unjust and unkind to the Christians he will be guilty of disobeying the prophet of God."

"The Christians should not shelter an enemy of Islam or give him horse, weapon or any other help. If a Mohammedan is in need the Christian shall for three days and nights be his host and shelter him from his enemies. The Christians shall, furthermore, protect the Mohammedan women and children and not deliver them up to the enemy or expose them to view. If the Nazarenes fail to fulfil these conditions, they have forfeited their right to protection, and the agreement is null and void."

"This document shall be intrusted to the Christian chief and head of their church for safe keeping."