Introduction

 

The Warning Of The Apostle: When we were an infant, we had to grow and become mature -- the same is true with respect to faith-based believers.   Therefore, what Paul and the other Gospel Authors state is true beyond the understanding of the vast majority of believers -- resulting in the fact that there exists higher realities and dimensions of being that are totally inconceivable to the mind of the undeveloped faith-based believer (see Mysteries Of The Gospel ).   It is not the fault of an infant that they lack the maturity to understand -- and in like manner, by virtue of the immaturity of the faith-based believers brought about by an embryonic condition of mind which Paul portrayed as the "natural" mind of man -- and to the Congregation of Christians who Paul personally taught, he openly stated that they were still too spiritually immature to comprehend the esoteric meaning of the Gospel: “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ, I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able” (1 Cor 3:2 NAS).    Spiritually immature to the degree that the limitations of this embryonic condition of mind even inhibited Jesus from conveying the true spiritual meaning of the scriptures and the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom to all but his inner core of disciples (see In The House - Taught In Parables) -- i.e., "Unto you is given the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables: that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand..." (Mark 4:11-12 ASV) -- "And with many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it.  But without a parable He did not speak to them. And when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples" (Mark 4:33-34 NKJV).    Which means that the biblical authors were therefore powerless to explain in detail many of the most important Gospel teachings and concepts in the literal text of the New Testament.   Resulting in the reality that the spiritually mature author's of the scriptures who were themselves enlightened to these higher realities, remained virtually powerless to do anything more than to provide the people with a list of do's and don'ts -- so that the faith-based believers will be in a position where they will be better able to evolve to a mature understanding and comprehension of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay.   To totally ignore these do's and don'ts, without knowing the consequence of one's choices and actions, is paramount to walking out onto a freeway blindfolded.  

In the pre-Nicene Church this threefold body of teachings -- i.e., the "milk" for the faith-based believers, the Intermediate teachings for the more advanced, and the knowledge of how to enter the Inner Kingdom and learn directly from the Logos/Son of God for those who achieved a degree of Spiritual Maturity, was condemned in the first century by Celsus who accused the Church of promoting a "secret system" -- conveying to the inner core of spiritually mature Christians an entirely different doctrine than the outer faith-based believers.   The Church Father Origen was eventually commissioned to make an official reply to Celsus, wherein Origen explained: “Now, in answer to such statements, we say that it is not the same thing to invite those who are sick in soul to be cured, and those who are in health to the knowledge and study of divine things. We, however, keeping both these things in view, at first invite all men to be healed, and exhort those who are sinners to come to the consideration of the doctrines which teach men not to sin, and those who are devoid of understanding to those which beget wisdom, and those who are children to rise in their thoughts to manhood, and those who are simply unfortunate to good fortune, or -- which is the more appropriate term to use -- to blessedness. And when those who have been turned towards virtue have made progress, and have shown that they have been purified by the word, and have led as far as they can a better life, then and not before do we invite them to participation in our mysteries. ‘For we speak wisdom among them that are perfect’”.   

Origen then explains that Christianity is really not much different than all the Mystery Religions with the exception that they provide service and guidance to the sinners who are incapable of understanding the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God, and writes: “And yet the mystery of the Resurrection, not being understood, is made a subject of ridicule among the unbelievers. In these circumstances, to speak of the Christian doctrine as a secret system is altogether absurd. But that there should be certain doctrines, not made known to the multitude, which are after the exoteric ones having been taught, is not a peculiarity of Christianity alone, but also of philosophic systems, in which certain truths are exoteric and others are esoteric. Some of the heroes of Pythagoras were content with his ipse dixit; while others were taught in secret those doctrines which were not deemed fit to be communicated to the profane and insufficiently prepared ears. Moreover, all the mysteries that are celebrated everywhere throughout Greece and the barbarous countries, although held in secret, have no discredit thrown upon them, so that it is in vain he endeavors to calumniate the secret doctrines of Christianity, seeing that he does not correctly understand its nature”.    In explanation, the doctrine of the physical resurrection of the body, says Origen, is misunderstood by those who are spiritually immature, and writes that it was “preached in the Churches… for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief”.   Why?   Why would the Church Father Origen who was known as the prince of Christian learning, only second to the disciples, portray the very doctrine that is preached in our Churches today as something for "...the simpleminded"???  Because the resurrection is a spiritual event that has to do with the perfection of the soul, and is experienced in the transformation of the lower nature which permits the rebirth of the disciple.   This was not a matter of belief or doctrine -- but rather, this understanding was based upon the very experiences of the First-Century Spiritual Christians who had themselves inherited the promise of the Messiah/Christ!

In his famed work De Principiis, Origin explains who can be a recipient of the Knowledge of the Mysteries of the Kingdom: “Whoever has clean hands, and therefore lifts up holy hands to God… let him come to us… Whoever is pure, not only from all defilement, but from what are regarded as lesser transgressions, let him be boldly initiated into the mysteries of Jesus, which properly are made known only to the holy and the pure… To those who have been purified in heart, he whose soul has for a long time, been conscious of no evil, especially since he yielded himself to the healing of the Word, let such a one hear the doctrines which were spoken in private by Jesus to his genuine disciples”.   This is confirmed in the words of Clement, the 1st century disciple of Peter, who wrote: “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). 

Why couldn't Jesus and the biblical authors just teach the truth to everyone?   Using plainness of speech?  In a literal, straightforward manner?   In his Epistle to the Trallaus the first century elder Ignatius speaks of the Mysteries of the Gospel and the Kingdom, and writes: “Might I not write to you things more full of mystery?  But I fear to do so, lest I should inflict injury on you who are babes.  Pardon me in this respect, lest, as not being able to receive their weighty import, ye should be strangled by them”.   Why?   What harm could possibly be inflicted upon the immature Christians if a more spiritually advanced Christian was to even attempt to convey to them the nature and reality of what Paul and the biblical authors portrayed as the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God?   In the article on the Outer Darkness of Mind and Being, it is demonstrated that this realm which is a second-stage development womb, is limited by Divine Design, to three-dimensions -- which is why the twelve-dimensional higher reality cannot be manifest in this world and comprehended by the "natural" mind of organic man.     Which means that what we perceive is allegorical shadow-images of a higher twelve-dimensional reality that is inconceivable to the three-dimensional consciousness of mankind.   Those who are portrayed as having entered In The House with Jesus, are those who abandoned the thinking and ways of this world, put on the required "wedding garment", and began the journey where the prodigal sons begin to travail in TheWay -- picking up their own cross and following in the footsteps of Jesus.   And by doing this, they have initiated the process of mental expansion and spiritual transformation that deepens the mind and enables the seeker/disciple to overcome the physical limitations and barrier which inhibit organic man from comprehending the twelve-dimensional Source of the images which he perceives.  

Can these statements be confirmed in the Bible itself?   The answer is yes!  When Jesus was asked by his disciples why he only taught the people in parables -- never speaking openly about the esoteric teachings with respect to the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom -- Jesus replied: “Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand” (Mark 4:11-12 KJV).   The term "without", indicates those who are of an organic mind, and exist in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being.   The term, In The House -- i.e., "...guard the mysteries for me, and the sons of my house" -- indicates those who have themselves travailed in TheWay, and have entered the Kingdom within (see Gate Of Eden).    In throwing away the Key of Knowledge in the manner of the Pharisees, the modern Christian no longer even has the means to enter In The House -- and like the carnal Jews that Jesus condemned as counterfeit shepherds, they look outwardly for the Kingdom that can only come within themselves.   Moreover, they reject the words of Jesus with respect to there being only One Teacher, and they seek out other men who know not either the Truth, or God, to teach them.   Teach them what?   The traditional manmade doctrines of ignorance that has shackled the Church in a Spiritual Diaspora of their own creation, and has inhibited them from following in the footsteps of Jesus, and learning the Truth via their own spiritual experiences in the Inner Kingdom. 

  The Doctrine Of Faith Apart From Actions: Based upon the dogma of Martin Luther, modern Christians maintain that they are saved by faith totally apart from their actions and works -- and their salvation is guaranteed from the moment they accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.   But is this the original teachings of Jesus?   The Flawed Doctrine Of Perpetual Redemption totally ignores the many statements by Paul where he warns: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).   Why did Paul make such a statement?   Because the original Gospel teachings in their original form was one of spiritual transformation -- a process that would evolve the mind of the seeker/disciple from their embryonic condition, to that of spiritual maturity and Wholeness -- and those who reject these teachings and fall back into the thinking and lifestyle of this world -- who willfully sin after coming to the knowledge of the Gospel message -- are not only unbelievers and apostates to the teachings of the Gospels, but in Paul's words these counterfeit believers crucify the Son of God afresh -- and, in total opposition to what is preached in the modern Churches, Paul warns that "...there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries."   These, and other such spiritual concepts, were totally unacceptable to the fourth century heathen Church of Rome -- and while these few passages continue to exist, the scriptures were corrupted (see http://BibleCorruption.com ) in order to make the Gospels support the doctrines of a series of Roman Emperors who ruled over the Church from the fourth century onward.     That the Church has abandoned the original teachings of Jesus -- to the degree that when it is proven that the fourth century Church even edited and corrupted the very words of God spoken to man (see http://TheTenWords.com ) -- means that until the Church itself repents of this great sin against the Holy Spirit, they will remain under a cloud of ignorance in an exiled state in a Spiritual Diaspora.   What does the Apostle of faith say?   To the Romans he warns: "Do not be arrogant, but be afraid.  For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.  Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off" (Rom 11:20-22 NIV).     

  The Dogmatic Problem: In what would constitute a total rejection of the Gospel Purpose and Objectives, the later post-Nicene Church of Rome converted Christianity to a quasi-pagan religion -- with Jesus recast as God in the flesh -- and used this pagan Mithraic-Jesus as a dispensational sacrifice that totally alleviated the congregation of faith-based believers from the need to observe and embrace the very process that was intended to bring about the believers transformation and ultimate destiny.  Because the Christians entered into a covenant with Pagan Rome -- installing the emperor as the head of the Church -- and in a state of absolute arrogance, hunted down and murdered all sincere spiritual Christians and original Ebionite Nazirenes who did not accept the religious doctrines of the emperor -- even editing and corrupting the very words of God spoken to mankind -- the Church has not only been "cut off" -- but the Christians themselves dwell in a Spiritual Diaspora under the cloud of spiritual ignorance. 

Therefore, to totally ignore these do's and don'ts that was the very foundation of the Gospel Process, without knowing the consequence of one's choices and actions, is paramount to walking out onto a freeway blindfolded.   And in this respect, I always found it truly amazing that students and critics of the scriptures could read the words of Paul where he states that the "natural" mind of the Christians who he had himself taught, would reject the truths pertaining to the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom as utter "foolishness" -- with Paul portraying himself as an "ambassador in bonds" who, because of their immaturity and inability to comprehend the higher realty of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom, was unable to speak plainly -- and yet, the faith-based believers proceed to totally ignore these words of dire warning.   And from this perspective, the best that Paul could do for those who he portrayed as entry-level Christians who were "babes in Christ", was to provide them a series of do's and don'ts that would assist them in evolving through the stages of spiritual immaturity that made it impossible for them to comprehend the True Gospel Meaning and Objectives. 

  The Spiritual Abuse Of The Gospel Sacraments: When Paul wrote and warned that whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord -- i.e., "Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.  Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.  For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself" (1 Cor 11:27-29) -- the question should be posed as to what constitutes a lack of discernment?   While a more exacting translation of the above is found in many of the older versions which state: "eateth and drinketh damnation to himself",  few Christians who have been taught the modern man-made doctrines of the Church, are able to understand how a baptized and confirmed Christian can eat and drink damnation and judgment for their failure to properly discern the Lord's body.    

In the same way that Paul warned the Jews that no rituals of the Law of Moses can bestow upon them Salvation and Life, neither would empty rhetoric that is not supported by a transformative Godly mindset and life.   Thus, the Gospel message is Universal across the spectrum of all religions: "This people draws near to me with their mouth, and honors me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.   But in vain do they worship me, Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men" (Matt 15:8-9).  And if it is true that God is a discerner of the hearts and minds of men -- knowing whether they desire to live in the Light of Truth, or the doctrines and dogma of men -- then the purity and validity of what we believe, and the spiritual code we live by, would be very important to the modern believer.   

When biblical scholar and Dead Sea Scroll expert A. Powell Davies attempted to warn the Christian world that “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” -- and another scholar expert Prof. John Allegro stated that the Dead Sea Scrolls provide overwhelming evidence that “...may upset a great many basic teachings of the Christian Church.   This in turn would greatly upset many Christian Theologians and believers.   The heart of the matter is, in fact, the source and originality of Christian doctrine” -- what the biblical scholars confirmed is the fact that the dogmatic doctrines of the Church has virtually nothing in common with the core teachings and objectives of the Original Gospel Message of the Good News!  In an interview with Lisa Ann Cockrel in Today's Christian Woman entitled Brian McLaren on The Da Vinci Code, pastor and author Brian McLaren is quoted as stating: "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."   

If these profound statements by modern experts and authorities are true, then where does this leave the modern Christian faith-based believer?   If it is true that "...the source and originality of Christian doctrine” that faith-based Christians embrace today, is not the same as the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay -- and the Jesus they worship today as God Incarnate, has little in common with the Jesus of the first century -- then the The Adam Clark Commentary with regard to the passage at Hebrews 1:5 would be correct when it states that if a different Jesus emerged in the fourth century by virtue of the power of the sword of the Emperor Constantine, and this Jesus who is worshipped as God is not the same as the Jesus of the first century, then it would be true that "...the whole Christian system is vain and baseless".   

Thus, the questions: Do you believe and follow the teachings of Jesus?  Or do you unknowingly filter what you think you know of these teachings through the doctrines of the Church?   Does it matter?   And perhaps even more important is the questions: If the means to prove the validity of your beliefs were presented to you, what would you do?   Would you dismiss what is presented?   Or, would you make the effort to do as Paul states, and do what is necessary to prove the Truth?   The Apostle commands faith-based believers to: “prove all things…” (1 Thes 5:21 KJV).    But can you?  And would you?   What if I said that when the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay are embraced, that BY DESIGN, each and every seeker has the innate ability to develop the means to prove the Ultimate Truths in the original pure form that Jesus taught to his inner core of disciples?   Would you be willing to make the effort to do as Paul commands, and “prove all things…”???   And if, when you pass from this life, you are shown the path you walked as being "...vain and baseless" -- but because it was convenient, you walked it anyway, even though you were presented with the historical and spiritual truth -- and you were shown the path you didn't walk where you developed the ability to “prove all truths…” -- what will you say when you are asked to account for your actions?   

  What About The Law Of Grace? Are You Saved? Gospel Of Thomas Saying 44: "Jesus said: He who blasphemes against the Father will be forgiven, and he who blasphemes against the Son will be forgiven; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either on earth or in heaven." If God is all merciful and forgives all then how can Saying 44 be true? And if it is true then how can God be all merciful and forgives all?

Christians claim to be saved?   But what exactly does this mean?   You can't negate the Law of God as personified in the subheading The Living Bio-Feedback Organism  One's own actions returned back to us, is an integral part of the Laws imbued with the power to evolve the Soul to Maturity -- i.e., "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap..." (Gal 6:7-8 KJV).   And if our own actions were not returned back to us, then it would be impossible for mankind to evolve and become Whole and Complete.

So the question then becomes: SHOULD YOU KNOW BETTER? In the parable of TheCall, those who were portrayed as being invited to the Wedding Feast and did not come, were destroyed.  So, the question then becomes what constitutes being "invited". This is important because those who were not categorized as being invited were merely thrown into the "outer darkness" for failing to have the required Wedding Garment on (see Outer Darkness).  As a Christian who has been presented the Gospel teachings, such a person would be categorized as the lower echelon of the invited.   Those to whom grater knowledge has been revealed, would be categorized as the middle echelon of the invited.  Someone who has received the highest revelation and knowledge, would be severely dealt with if they turned their back on what has been received.

The knowledge of the Gospel teachings caries with it responsibility.  As Paul warned with respect to knowingly committing sin once one becomes in the category of the invited: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries" (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).  There is of course a statement by Peter that confirms the foregoing by Paul -- i..e, "If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: A dog returns to its vomit, and, A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud" (2 Pet 2:20-22 NIV).  Where the modern Church promotes the doctrine that they are saved by Grace regardless of the manner in which they live their lives, Peter not only states that this doctrine is in grave error, but correctly states that: "It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them." Every Christian should ask themselves: How Can This Be???  How can those who have never known the teachings of Christ, be better off than those who having heard, and are complacent towards those teachings?

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

It is virtually impossible for the modern Christian to answer any of the above questions, because they are missing many of the most important teachings that were removed by the later Church from the Gospels.  But in each of the above scriptural citings, the alleged (Christian) believer was dealt with more harshly than the unbeliever.  The Law of Grace can only be invoked when the person brings about change in their lives -- and a person who should know better, is dealt with more severely than the person who is not in a position to know better. Much I what I am presenting to you can be found on the website TheLie @ http://TheLie.org . Let me therefore quote a little more:

When Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders that the “…tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you” (Matt 21:31 RSV), such a statement simply has no place within the present day understanding of Christian doctrine.  Which provokes the questions: Did Jesus misspeak?   Was he wrong?  Or, are modern Christians lacking an important aspect of the Original Gospel teachings?   Because we are without a means to explain Jesus' words, most Bible commentaries simply ignore the implications of this passage of scripture.  One widely used commentary attempts to correct the text by changing the words to “instead of” -- which would then make the meaning doctrinally correct and read: “The tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God instead of you”.  But this is not what Jesus stated.  And this reality is further confirmed in the case of sinners and those who have been judged by the Law are portrayed as having been cast into a type of prison, Jesus stated: "Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny" (Matt 5:26 NKJ).
All three synoptic Gospels contain the passage of scripture which states: “And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” (Mark 10:16 KJV).  The more we consider the reply of Jesus to this question, the more we comprehend that his answer undermines our whole modern-day understanding of the Gospel: “And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments” (Matt 19:17 KJV). Why would Jesus tell the man seeking eternal life to go and "...keep the commandments”?   If, as modern Church doctrine proclaims, there is no salvation apart from faith and belief in Jesus -- and no works or actions are a part of the equation -- then why wouldn't Jesus simply tell the man to believe?
In the modern Christian’s search for a higher understanding of the Gospel message, what is presented in this passage of scripture is of the greatest importance, as seen in the Adam Clarke Commentary which writes:


“Much instruction may be had from seriously attending to the conduct, spirit, and question of this person.
1. He came running (Mark 10:17), for he was deeply convinced of the importance of his business, and seriously determined to seek so as to find.
2. He kneeled, or caught him by the knees, thus evidencing his humility, and addressing himself only to mercy. (See Matt. 17:14).
3. He came in the spirit of a disciple, or scholar, desiring to be taught a matter of the utmost importance to him -- Good teacher.
4. He came in the spirit of obedience; he had worked hard to no purpose, and he is still willing to work, provided he can have a prospect of succeeding -- What good thing shall I do?
5. His question was the most interesting and important that any soul can ask of God -- How shall I be saved?”



Then there is the all-encompassing statement: “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness’” (Matt 7:22-23 NAS).  Practicing lawlessness is to be made aware of the Commandments, and failing to manifest them in one's daily life.

I often write that all the prodigal sons and daughters possess the innate ability to learn the Truth directly from the Source -- i.e., the Indwelling Logos/Son of God (see http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org/#TrueProphet ). And one of the most important teachings on this subject states: “If any of you really determines to do God’s will, then you will certainly know whether my teaching is from God or is merely my own” (John 7:17).  In doing the Will of God, only then can the Higher Knowledge be imparted to you.  According to Paul, organic man is of an "animal-soul" level of consciousness (see What Difference Does It Make ) -- and is incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the Soul and the receiving the Higher Knowledge of the Kingdom. The kingdom of man is the fourth-kingdom, and the vast majority of mankind are totally ruled over by their lower animal nature (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature @ Animal-Nature ).  And as explained in the foregoing link, man is in the process of transforming his lower animal nature so that he can be born into the kingdom of man -- and this can only be accomplished by living in accord with the Gospel teachings.  And what this means is that those who are portrayed by Paul and the biblical authors as "natural" man are very much beasts (controlled by their lower animal nature) who walk in the physical form of man.  So perhaps your question should be: Does beast-man inherit Grace? Or, is he confronted by his own previous actions as personified at http://outerdarkness.nazirene.org/#LivingBioFeedback .

The Promise of the Gospel was made for those who succeed in bringing about the next stage of birth -- and this cannot be accomplished apart from observing and keeping the Commandments -- i.e., "...but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments” (Matt 19:17 KJV).  To know the Will and Commandments of God -- and to use the man-made dogma of the Jesus-god of the Church as an exemption to live in perpetual sin -- is worse than not knowing the Will of God at all.  In the words of Peter: "It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them."  Yet, in their ignorance, modern Christians promote the dogma that those who are portrayed as beast-man is under the Law of Grace, and their actions and mindset are somehow exempt from putting into practice the Law of God.

In the Original New Covenant Sacraments ( http://Sacraments.Nazirene.org ) Baptism was the required wedding garment to come to TheCall to the Wedding Feast.  And in accord with the Original Gospel Teachings, if a person knowingly sins after baptism, then they have defiled the Wedding Garment -- and there can be no more forgiveness of sins. And I believe that Paul answers the question in the statement.(quoting from http://sacraments.nazirene.org/#SpiritualAbuseOfSacraments ): When Paul wrote and warned that whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord -- i.e., "Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself" (1 Cor 11:27-29) -- the question should be posed as to what constitutes a lack of discernment?  While a more exacting translation of the above is found in many of the older versions which state: "eateth and drinketh damnation to himself", few Christians who have been taught the modern man-made doctrines of the Church, are able to understand how a baptized and confirmed Christian can eat and drink damnation and judgment for their failure to properly discern the Lord's body.

Where in the above statement does it say that a Christian is exempt from living in accord with the Will and Commandments of God? And that belief in the Jesus-god of Constantine provides an exemption from the judgment of the Law?

 

  The Parable Of TheCall: In the parable of TheCall to the Wedding Feast (Matt 22:1-14), the Kingdom is compared to a king who celebrates the marriage of his son.   And when he sends forth his servants to notify the invited guests that the banquette table is prepared and ready, "But they paid no attention and went off — one to his field, another to his business..." (Matt 22:5).   And because they did not come -- and his servants were persecuted and even killed -- "The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city...".   And because those invited did not come, the king said to his servants: "Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.' So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests".   But then it is stated: "But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. 'Friend,' he asked, 'how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' The man was speechless. Then the king told the attendants, 'Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' For many are invited, but few are chosen."

Thus, the question that must be asked in light of the Biblical experts who have raised the question as to "...the source and originality of Christian doctrine”,  is what exactly constitutes the required "wedding garment"?   Which also raises the question: While it is true that Paul rejected the ritual observance of the Jews, what was the requirements that Paul did set forth for the congregation of believers?   To the faith-based Christians Paul stated: "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature..." (Col 3:5 NIV) -- stating that "Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires" (Gal 5:24 NIV).     Therefore it can be concluded that from Paul's perspective, living in accord with the Gospel teachings requires repentance and change -- and thus, the reality of the words of Isaiah have enveloped the modern faith-based believers: "For they that lead this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed" (Isa 9:6).    And when rightly understood, the resounding truth is that the modern believers have chosen tradition and dogma over the Knowledge of the Original Teachings associated with the New Covenant -- i.e., "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee..." (Hos 4:6).  

While the purpose -- the teachings -- as well as the religious/spiritual objectives of the original New Covenant Sacraments may trouble the modern believer, it can also be demonstrated that the believer is not held accountable for the sin of ignorance -- and that there is Grace and Forgiveness for those who are truly faithful to the Lord.  Thus, the question is raised: “But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46 NKJ).   And, while many Christians today may that the very words of the Gospel do not apply to them:  “Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven” (Matt 7:21 NIV).        

What is the will of our Heavenly Father?   How are we to know the Truth?   After all, if we have been deceived by the doctrines of men, then what are we supposed to do?   A reality that is not understood by the modern faith-based believer is the fact that the truly faithful Christian has the innate ability to Prove the Truth -- as stated in the words of Jesus: “If any of you really determines to do God’s will, then you will certainly know whether my teaching is from God or is merely my own” (John 7:17 TLB)  

How will the believer know the Truth?   And that these teachings are from God?   In the Bible translation known as The Message, the above reality of Jesus' words are answered.  In this translation when Jesus turned to the Jews who had claimed to believe in him and said: "If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you" (John 8:31-32 TheMessage) -- which confirms the original Gospel teachings set forth in the parable of the Sower And the Seed, that only those who live the Truth in word, thought, desire and deed, can know the Truth.   And it is important to recognzie that  Jesus didn't say that they would believe the truth -- or that they would discern what they believed would be dogmatic truth out of the scriptures or some book written by other men -- but rather, Jesus conveyed to them that if they follow in TheWay, that they "...will experience for yourselves the truth, ...and it is this SELF-EXPERIENCED TRUTH that...will free you" from the error and ignorance that consumes the people of this world. 

 

 

 

 

-- Baptism --

The Required Wedding Garment

 

The Gospel teachings of Jesus and the New Covenant known as TheWay, has specific Sacraments -- and the spiritual significance of these sacraments are not at all understood today.   In the parable of TheCall to the Wedding Feast, what is portrayed as the required "wedding garment" in the parable is in fact the sacrament of baptism.   But the original teachings on baptism was totally abandoned by the segment of early Gentile Church which portrayed itself as Orthodox, and it is this man-made dogma that has caused the original teachings on baptism to be very different than what is practiced today.  In the Homilies of Clement who was the first century disciple of the Apostle Peter, quotes Peter as stating with respect to the sacrament of Baptism: "He has commanded us to go forth to preach, and to invite you to the supper of the heavenly King, which the Father hath prepared for the marriage of His Son, and that we should give you wedding garments, that is, the grace of baptism; which whosoever obtains, as a spotless robe with which he is to enter to the supper of the King, ought to beware that it be not in any part of it stained with sin, and so he be rejected as unworthy and reprobate."   Contrary to the modern usage of the sacrament of baptism, according to Peter, once the "wedding garment" is received, if the person then willfully sins, then the wedding garment is stained, and there can be no further repentance -- i.e., you "...ought to beware that it be not in any part of it stained with sin, and so he be rejected as unworthy and reprobate."  

The most popular and accepted scripture over the first three centuries was the Shepherd of Hermas (see Shepherd), which states that once one receives the sacrament of baptism which is the "wedding garment", there is only one opportunity for repentance from any future sins -- i.e., "For he that hath received remission of sins ought no longer to sin, but to dwell in purity.  ...But I say unto you', saith he, `if after this great and holy calling any one, being tempted of the devil, shall commit sin, he hath only one (opportunity of) repentance."  While this original teaching will be rejected by the modern dogmatic Church who uses the Jesus-god of Constantine as an exemption from being required to live in accord with the Commandments and the Original Gospel Teachings, this statement in the Shepherd of Hermas is in fact confirmed by Paul in the warning: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).    Thus, Acts 3:19 confirms the original teachings that baptism -- as the required wedding garment -- must constitute a total repentance from sin, and the living of a life where the believer does not consciously commit any future sin: "Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you...".   To repent and turn to God, requires a total change of mind and lifestyle.   Those who truly accomplish this, will personally receive the Anointing (Messiah/Christ), which will open their minds and enlighten them in accord with their Spiritual Condition.   

As older pre-Nicene collections and copies of ancient scriptures are recovered through archaeological discoveries, they continue to demonstrate the existence of an entirely different Christianity that is totally foreign to the Church that enlists under the name of Christ today.  In fact, even with the documentation long possessed by the modern church, it is easy to literally pull the proverbial rug right out from under the very foundation of popular Christian thought.  In a surviving excerpt of what has been historically known as the Gospel According to the Hebrews, which was reported to be the "original version of Matthew" that was composed in the Hebrew language, of which our present day gospel is a Greek translation of, it was written: "If ye be in my bosom and do not the will of my Father which is in heaven, out of my bosom will I cast you away".  In the late nineteenth century a library of scriptures was uncovered which is today known as the Oxyrhynchus Papyri -- wherein this verse is found reading: "Though ye be gathered together with me in my bosom, if ye do not my commandants, I will cast you forth".   And to the horror of modern Christians who reject the Gospel of the Nazirenes (see Gospel Of The Nazirenes) and all its strange readings, we once again find this same verse: And I say to you, "Though you be gathered together in my bosom, if you keep not my commandments I will cast you forth. For if you keep not the lesser mysteries, who shall give you the greater."   This same verse of scripture is quoted in what is historically known as the 2nd Epistle of Clement, where it is written: "Let us, then, not only call Him Lord, for that will not save us. For He saith, 'Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall be saved, but he that worketh righteousness' …For this reason… the Lord hath said, 'Even though ye were gathered together to me in my very bosom, yet if ye were not to keep my commandments, I would cast you off, and say unto you, Depart from me; I know you not whence ye are, ye workers of iniquity’".

What this means is that the religion of Jesus in its original form was one of spiritual transformation -- and those who willfully sin after coming to the knowledge of Christ -- being initially clothed in the "wedding garment" of Spiritual Baptism -- crucify the Son of God afresh when they then willfully sin -- and in the warning of Paul, "...there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries."  This is why Paul stated with respect to those who call themselves Christian, and continue to live a sinful life: "But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor" (Gal 2:17-18 KJV).   Which confirms the alternate ending of the Gospel of Mark which reads: "This Age of lawlessness and unbelieving lies under the sway of Satan, who will not allow what lies under the unclean spirits to understand the truth and power of God; therefore, they said to Christ, reveal your righteousness now. Christ answered them, The term of years for Satan's power has now expired, but other terrors are at hand. I was delivered to death on behalf of sinners, that they might return to the truth and sin no more, that they might inherit that glory of righteousness which is spiritual and imperishable in heaven" (Moffatt, quoting Gospel Of Mark in Codex W - Also quoted by St. Jerome as being the authentic ending of the Gospel of Mark).    Thus, Jesus warned those who would call upon the Lord and expect to have earned salvation: “But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46 NKJ).   And, “Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven” (Matt 7:21 NIV).   That the very people who with their lips proclaim themselves to believe, continue to lie "...under the sway of Satan" -- or, in the words of John: "Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.  He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning" (1 John 3:7-8 NKJV).     

The sincere Christian will of course pose the question: Is the above teaching on baptism valid and correct?   Is the Christian held accountable for their willful sins after baptism?   On this very subject the Apostle Peter makes the profound statement: "If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: A dog returns to its vomit, and, A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud" (2 Pet 2:20-22 NIV).   Where the modern Church promotes the doctrine that they are saved by Grace regardless of the manner in which they live their lives, Peter not only states that this doctrine is in grave error, but correctly states that: "It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them."  Every Christian should ask themselves: How Can This Be???  How can those who have never known the teachings of Christ, be better off than those who having heard and been baptized into TheWay, and are complacent towards those teachings?    It would appear that Peter is stating that those who had never heard the Gospel message -- and had themselves committed much sin -- will in the hereafter inherit a more lofty place in the Kingdom than the complacent believers.   

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

In the parable of the Talents, the Wycliffe Bible Commentary correctly makes note of the great conflict between the message of the scriptures and the doctrines of the Church where it is noted that "...we apparently have a true believer suffering the loss of his soul because of the barrenness of his works", even more important is the message at the end of this parable that proclaims: “That servant who knows his master's will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:47-48 NIV).    When you put this message together with the warning of the Apostle Peter that "It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them." (2 Pet 2:20-22 NIV) -- the message that emerges from the Gospel is so radically different than what is preached in the Churches, that the Christian world is seen to be so spiritually disenfranchised by their manmade dogma, that they are not at all prepared to even read the very scriptures they have attempted to champion.   In the picture that emerges, not only is the  "...true believer suffering the loss of his soul because of the barrenness of his works", but his fate is worse off than those portrayed as unbelievers who are deemed sinners by the very limited and inept understanding of the Church.    Not only is it demonstrated that the believing Christian is held to a much higher standard than the unbelieving sinner, but it is clearly stated that the believing Christian is subject to the greater damnation -- i.e., “That servant who knows his master's will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows".   And if we even pose the question as to what is the fate of the believer who has been  "...beaten with many blows", versus the unbeliever who "...does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows", it is impossible for the Church to even begin to answer the very serious questions that are raised by this warning of Jesus.  

  What About The Sinners Prayer?  Based upon the reactionary doctrines created by Martin Luther against the corruption of the Church of Rome -- which reactionary doctrines were later promoted by Billy Graham and adopted by a large segment of what is known today as Evangelical Christianity, modern believers have embraced the Sinners Prayer which basically states: "You must believe in salvation by grace alone, and that salvation is immediate and eternal upon acceptance of Jesus as a one-time sacrifice for your sins, and not obtained through works, sacraments, traditions or merits of our own".   Ultimately, regardless of the fact that good and sincere people believe this, this serious flaw that seems to originate in the Epistles of Paul was first opposed by James -- i.e., the brother of Jesus and the first leader of the Jerusalem Church, where the defectiveness of this doctrine of belief is demonstrated when he wrote: "But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?" (James 2:20 NKJ).   Why?   Because in order to be a Christian, one must live in the manner that was prescribed by the Lord -- i.e., "But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46 NKJ).  The popular Christian rhetoric that is often repeated is the seeming quotation that "All who call upon the name of the Lord are saved".   But does this mean that the teachings of the Gospel are fulfilled merely by calling with one's lips the name of the Lord?  As promoted in the Sinners Prayer?   Rather than demonstrating the fatal flaw in the dogma of the Sinners Prayer myself, let me quote from a the Blog Eyes On Reality and their article entitled Shall Be Saved:

Let’s first look at the verses and then seek in detail.

Mar 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
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Joh 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
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Mat 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
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Mar 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
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Mat 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
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Act 15:11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
 

Now, in conjunction, ‘Overcoming':
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Rev 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
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Rev 2:11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
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Rev 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
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Rev 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
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Rev 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
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Rev 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
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And Finally:

Rev 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
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Well, there you have it. The Bible says ‘SHALL BE SAVED’ once enduring to the end and overcoming the world.

No Where In the Bible Does It Say Anyone Is ALREADY SAVED!

The ONLY insurance where any person is ’ensured’ everlasting life is to REPENT, and a continuation of Repentance for every/all sins done while in the physical body of the Earth life. Meaning if a person repents then dies without committing another sin, no stain is found and the person is justified as holy before God.

Any doctrine or preacher that tells you NOT to overcome is sending you to HELL! (See Above 21:7)

 

 

An Excerpt From

The Epistle Of Christ Unto The Churches

(see Epistle Of Christ)

 

“...it is impossible,

if the canons of the Church be followed,

for these epistles ever to be read in the public services”

Archbishop Trench, Church of England quoted in Seiss' The Apocalypse,

 
 

Contained within the Book of the Revelation is a section to what is sometimes called the Epistle of Christ to the Churches.   Where Christians like to dismiss the requirements of the Gospels -- saying that the words spoken by Jesus was the teachings presented to the Jews prior to the crucifixion, it was the observation of Joseph A. Seiss in his work, The Apocalypse: Exposition of the Book of Revelation, that this wholesale dismissal of what is required by the vast majority of Christians cannot be stated of what is called the Epistle of Christ unto the Churches.   Seiss calls the addresses to the seven churches, Epistles composed by Christ to all believers, and makes notice of the fact that few Christian commentators pay them any attention, as seen where he writes: “Exposition is also remarkably barren with respect to these epistles. Though in every way marked as of equal account with the parables, they have not received a tithe of the attention. We have hundreds of disquisitions on other special discourses of the Saviour, where it would be difficult to find tens devoted to these, His last and most solemn, dictated from heaven, superscribed with His own marvelous attestations, and urged upon all by the sevenfold admonition to hear and ponder what they contain. Even writers on the Apocalypse itself, in very many instances, have passed these epistles with hardly a word of remark". (from Seiss’ Apocalypse)

Every Christian should in fact view these Epistles of Christ as written directly from heaven to the individual believer, as seen in Siess’ words: But as the seven churches were representative and inclusive of the entire Church, these epistles also give Christ’s judgment of the entire Church, and are necessarily anticipative of its entire history. In other words, they give us, from the beginning, the exact picture of the whole history of the Church, as that history, when finished, shall present itself to the mind of Christ as he contemplates it from the judgment seat, which is really the point from which everything presented in the Apocalypse is viewed. We may therefore read in them what was in the beginning, and what the career of the Church has been since, and will be to the end.” (from Seiss’ Apocalypse)

What does this means?   We cannot continue to profess with our lips to be the followers of Christ, without first coming to terms with the reality of what is being conveyed by Siess to the common believer.   In accordance with Siess' reasoning, when we read these Epistles of Christ, we are hearing the words that will supposedly be spoken to Christian believers with regard to what is expected of them.   When understood in this manner, no other words in the Bible are of a greater importance to the modern believer.   These words and Epistles were not spoken to the Jews, the Gentiles, or any other group of people.   These words are being spoken to believers -- modern Christians.   In Barnes’ Notes we find this exact thought explored: “There is a solemn admonition to hear what the Spirit has to say to the churches. This is in each case expressed in the same manner, ‘He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches’ (Rev. 2:7,11,17,29; 3:6,13,22). These admonitions were designed to call the attention of the churches to these things, and, at the same time, they seemed designed to show that they were not intended for them alone. They are addressed to anyone who ‘has an ear,’ and therefore had some principles of general application to others, and to which all should attend who were disposed to learn the will of the Redeemer. What was addressed to one church, at any time, would be equally applicable to all churches in the same circumstances; what was adapted to rebuke, elevate, or comfort Christians in any one age or land, would be adapted to be useful to Christians of all ages and lands”. (from Barnes’ Notes).

If it is true that these Epistles are the Lord speaking from heaven directly to believers in the Churches, then one of the most important questions we must ask is why they are not the focal point of modern Christian doctrine?   In comparison, all the other writings in the Bible pale, and are of a much lesser consequence in relation to what Christ has to say directly to the modern believer!   In recognition of this fact we must question the reluctance of the church to place these Epistles in their proper place before the people, as demonstrated in the words of Seiss: “Strange to say, the Church has nowhere included these epistles in the lessons prescribed to be read in the public services, except in a secondary and very remote manner. In the Church of England, Archbishop Trench remarks that it is impossible, if the canons of the Church be followed, for these epistles ever to be read in the public services. (NOTE: ‘It is very much to be regretted, that while every chapter of every other book of the New Testament is set forth to be read in the Church, and, wherever there is daily service, is read in the Church, three times in the year, and some, or portions of some, oftener, while even of the Apocalypse itself two chapters and portions of others have been admitted into the service, under no circumstances whatever can the second and third chapters ever be heard in the congregation.’ -- Epistles to the Seven churches. p. 10.) Though so specifically and urgently addressed to the churches, it would seem as if there had been some general concert to prevent them from being seen or heard.” (from Seiss’ Apocalypse).

From a Church perspective, in view of the fact that the requirements of these Epistles will be presented to all believers as they come before the Lord in the day of judgment, we must understand what is contained in these epistles that make “...it is impossible, if the canons of the Church be followed, for these epistles ever to be read in the public services”  Moreover, if these Epistles represent the requirements of the Lord with respect to the Gospel message, then when the Church relegates them to a position of secondary importance, we can see that Christians are in fact no different than the Sadducees and Pharisees who Jesus condemned as a people who ignored the essence of the Word of God.

The problem is this: Like the traditions of the Sadducees and Pharisees that Jesus condemned, the canons and dogmatic doctrines of the modern church are not founded upon the requirements that Jesus set forth before the people, but are instead based upon Martin Luther’s perception of what Paul wrote with regard to his doctrine of faith and belief.   Two very profound factors make our adherence to these church cannons dangerous.  In the first place, Luther was a priest in the Church of Rome -- and the spiritual language and symbols the scriptures are written in, was quite alien to his understanding.  The second factor is demonstrated in the reality that what Paul wrote was incomplete from a biblical perspective -- designed for entry-level Gentiles who had to totally alter their thinking and lifestyle merely to embrace what Paul called the “milk” of the gospel (see Mystery Of The Gospel). Thus, what Luther did, was to take the lowest possible denominator, and lower it still further -- and from a biblical perspective, Martin Luther would be considered the resurrection of Simon Magus in his deception of the Church.

One only has to study Christian history to quickly become cognizant of the fact that Paul’s incomplete epistles have led more Christians away from the essence of the Word, than towards it. But this is not the fault of Paul, who outwardly declares to the reader that one must go beyond the “milk” in order to receive the Gospel of God. That the church has continually ignored this warning, and fallen into a dogmatic pit in the creation of their many creeds and doctrines which attempted to explain in a carnal perception, what can only be comprehended with an Anointed Mind, is easily demonstrated.  This truth is expressed in the words of the Barnes’ Notes Commentary for James 2:26: “...all history has shown, the statements of Paul on the subject of justification are liable to great abuse. All the forms of Antinomianism have grown out of such abuse, and are only perverted statements of his doctrine”.
Unless we believe that we will appear before the judgment seat of Paul, rather than Christ, we must very seriously re-evaluate Luther’s doctrine of faith, and come to terms with the criteria that the Lord himself has told us he will use to judge us -- which criteria is the works that we accomplish with our gift of life.  It is not that faith is not important -- because it is -- it is just that in making faith without action the whole thrust of our religious expression, Christians have embraced the Gospel in an incomplete manner.

If, then, it is true that faith and actions/works must function together in a unified religious expression, we must then ask the question: What works or actions are required of us?   Surely not the rituals and works of the Sadducees and Pharisees whom both Jesus and all the Apostles condemned!  Neither is it the works envisioned by modern day Christians!  But rather, it is the works that enable the disciple to open the inner "narrow gate" of the great divide between heaven and earth -- the gate that enables the disciple to dwell in both parallel realms simultaneously and fulfill the requirement to be in the world and not of it -- i.e., and it is this spiritual reality that is presented at http://GateOfEden.com . It is these works -- works of the spirit -- that if you are found lacking, you cannot be saved regardless of your faith or belief.

In the Book of Revelations, the word faithful appears eight times, and is used either to describe a person who is faithful -- as in a faithful martyr or servant -- or the word is used to present the idea that what is written is a faithful and true rendition of things witnessed.  This is not to say that faith is not an absolutely necessary attribute -- or that ones faithfulness is not an essential quality -- but these characteristics are always portrayed as a supportive virtue of the faithful servant who continually observes and practices the Word of God.

In total contradiction to modern Christian dogma, the criteria of judgment that will be used for the followers of Christ is not passive faith, or philosophical belief -- but rather, the criteria is the peoples “works” -- i.e., what they accomplish with their lives -- and it is used in this fashion eighteen times.  At Revelation 3:2 we find an example of one of the main differences in the religious perspective of the first century followers of Jesus -- those who knew him, and personally sat at his feet and learned the requirements to enter the Kingdom -- and what we believe today: “for I have found no works of thine perfected before my God” (Rev 3:2 ASV).

All genuine Christians must therefore ask the question: What does it mean when Jesus condemns the people because they failed to have “perfected works” -- which in many other translations is rendered “completed works”?  From the perspective of what Jesus taught his faithful disciples, completed and perfected works is demonstrated by their ability to enter into the inner (Luke 17:20-21) parallel realm that he called Heaven, and another realm he called the Kingdom of God, and be spiritually pure enough to sit in the House and be taught by the One Teacher.  To follow Christ, literally means to go to where the Master is.   Since the Master is in the Kingdom, then we cannot be his followers if we are not with him.  Thus, the term “works”, takes on a whole different dimension that neither the Sadducees, Pharisees, the Church of Rome, nor the modern believer is able to comprehend.  And when this reality is understood, Paul was 100% correct to proclaim that believers can't find salvation in the ritual works of the Law.  Yet, because those who read the Bible are of a carnal mindset and lifestyle, the reality that Paul is attempting to convey is beyond their ability to even imagine.

 

  Baptism As A Divine Marriage: True Spiritual Baptism is a Divinely Consecrated Union/Marriage with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God. And this is especially seen in the Homilies of Clement where Peter conveys to the believer that it is a sin to seek out any other teacher than the True Prophet -- as seen in the words: "But the ways in which this garment may be spotted are these: If any one withdraw from God the Father and Creator of all, receiving another teacher besides Christ, who alone is the faithful and True Prophet, and who has sent us twelve apostles to preach the word; if any one think otherwise than worthily of the substance of the Godhead, which excels all things; — these are the things which even fatally pollute the garment of baptism. But the things which pollute it in actions are these: murders, adulteries, hatreds, avarice, evil ambition..." And in the same way that the True Prophet can only be approached through the wearing of an unspotted "wedding garment" -- and the True Prophet must be sought with a pure heart and the living of a Consecrated Life in TheWay -- as stated in the Second Commandment of the Didache: "And the second commandment of the Teaching; You shall not commit murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not commit pederasty, you shall not commit fornication, you shall not steal, you shall not practice magic, you shall not practice witchcraft, you shall not murder a child by abortion nor kill that which is born. You shall not covet the things of your neighbor, you shall not swear, you shall not bear false witness, you shall not speak evil, you shall bear no grudge. You shall not be double-minded nor double-tongued, for to be double-tongued is a snare of death. Your speech shall not be false, nor empty, but fulfilled by deed. You shall not be covetous, nor rapacious, nor a hypocrite, nor evil disposed, nor haughty. You shall not take evil counsel against your neighbor. You shall not hate any man; but some you shall reprove, and concerning some you shall pray, and some you shall love more than your own life."

When Prof. John Allegro wrote that the findings of the Dead Sea Scrolls “...may upset a great many basic teachings of the Christian Church. This in turn would greatly upset many Christian Theologians and believers. The heart of the matter is, in fact, the source and originality of Christian doctrine” -- as demonstrated in the above, the modern Church has absolutely nothing in common with the original teachings of TheWay -- and the doctrines of the Church have so disenfranchised the community of believers, that it can be factually stated that there are no Christians today. Further, because of their spiritual adultery -- learning about Christ from counterfeit teachers, priests and prophets -- which has enslaved them in a self-imposed Diaspora.

When Jesus condemned going to the teachers of this world -- and stated to his disciples that there was only One Teacher -- this Inner Teacher was called the True Prophet (see True Prophet) by his Ebionite Nazirene Disciples.  Thus, this reality is especially demonstrated in the Recognitions of Clement, where St. Clement quotes the teachings of the Apostle Peter. In chapter 59, under the heading of The True Prophet, Clement quotes Peter and writes: “But I would not have you think, that in saying this I take away the power of judging concerning things; but I give counsel that no one walk through devious places, and rush into errors without end. And therefore I advise not only wise men, but indeed all men who have a desire of knowing what is advantageous to them, that they seek after the true Prophet; for it is He alone who knoweth all things, and who knoweth what and how every man is seeking. For He is within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other. But He is soon found by those who diligently seek Him through love of the truth, and whose souls are not taken possession of by wickedness. For He is present with those who desire Him in the innocence of their spirits, who bear patiently, and draw sighs from the bottom of their hearts through love of the truth; but He deserts malevolent minds, because as a prophet He knows the thoughts of every one. And therefore let no one think that he can find Him by his own wisdom, unless, as we have said, he empty his mind of all wickedness, and conceive a pure and faithful desire to know Him. For when any one has so prepared himself, He Himself as a prophet, seeing a mind prepared for Him, of His own accord offers Himself to his knowledge”.

What does Peter say to us in these words? That the True Prophet “is within the mind of every one of us”. This concept is Spiritual -- and is the foundation of the Living Church that the Lord inaugurated. But unless you live the Consecrated Life as a Disciple of TheWay -- and seek the Divine Manna of the Inner Kingdom -- you cannot be taught by the True Prophet, and receive the Gnosis or Divine Manna/Knowledge of the Kingdom.  And in the same writing these rather profound words are stated that would be totally rejected by the teachers, philosophers and scholars of this world, is the warning: “Hence, O beloved Clement", proclaims Peter, “if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth. For if any one else knows anything, he has received it from Him or from His disciples”. And even more profound is the warning that it is impossible for carnal man in his organic state of mind, to perceive and understand the true meaning of the scriptures -- i.e., in the words of Peter: "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without". Which means that those who proclaim they know Jesus, have all been greatly deceived -- and all the knowledge that people think they have, is pseudo-knowledge from the perspective of True Gnosis/Divine Manna of the Kingdom. And since the vast majority of people reject the necessary life and mindset that enables them to be taught directly by the True Prophet, they dwell in this world under the illusion of knowledge. In order to learn from the True Prophet, you must become the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed (see Sower And The Seed ) -- transform your body and mind into the Final Temple -- and you must live and manifest the Truth that you have received in word, thought, desire and deed. And it was for this reason that Jesus said that only the very few will enter into Life ( http://GateOfEden.com ).

From the perspective of the sin that defiles the necessary wedding garment -- which sin causes the person to be cast out into the "outer darkness" of mind and being -- is the Spiritual Adultery of seeking teachers in this world -- instead of living the necessary Consecrated Life in TheWay that enables the seeker to enter into and sustain a Spiritual Marriage with the Son of God that dwells at the core essence of our being.
 

  The Celebration Of Baptism As A Divine Marriage:  True Spiritual Baptism is the entering into a Divine Marriage, and it is instituted in the desire to make the two "one flesh" with the Lord.   A Spiritual Union requires Absolute Fidelity.   Adultery is a sin that negates a marriage -- whether the marriage is the Sacrament between a man and woman, or through the sacrament of Baptism with the Lord.  In this life -- and while In Spirit -- when I inquired as to how to Consecrate a Baptism which must be observed as the entering into a Divine Marriage with the Son of God, I was given these solemn words to invoke: "As a Servant of TheWay, I Baptize you into the Spirit of God our Father -- I Baptize you into the Christ -- I Baptize you into the Holy Spirit, and may you find within, the Kingdom of Heaven."    It is important to recognize that as a Servant of TheWay, I cannot officiate the Union of Baptism -- I can only officiate the request of the person to enter into a Divine Marriage with the Son of God -- and unless the thoughts of the seeker are pure, no Spiritual Baptism can take place.    Further, if the request for Baptism is undertaken in an insincere manner, then such a person brings even greater judgment upon themselves.   Only the Lord can Consecrate a Divine Marriage and make the two, "one flesh" -- whether the marriage is between a man and woman, or the Marriage Sacrament of Baptism where the person enters into a Covenant seek to make himself At-One with the Lord.   

  Grace And Redemption From The Sins Of Ignorance:  All of mankind are born into ignorance and unknowing.   Therefore, it is not a sin to be ignorant -- only to reject Knowledge and continue to choose the broad-way of ignorance when one is confronted with the Truth and TheWay.   In the case of Christians, while it is true that they were indoctrinated into the shadow-church of this world that promotes the dogma of the Religion of Roman Emperors, when a Christian repents from their sins of ignorance -- receiving the Sacrament of Spiritual Baptism in the Lord -- and the Christian strives to make the thoughts of their heart pure -- then they are bestowed with the Gift of Grace and Redemption from the sins associated with their past ignorance.   And this redemption and grace is seen in the words of Peter as preserved in the Homilies of Clement: "But now I lead you to understanding by the same paths. For you see that all things are produced from waters. But water was made at first by the Only-begotten; and the Almighty God is the head of the Only-begotten, by whom we come to the Father in such order as we have stated above. But when you have come to the Father you will learn that this is His will, that you be born anew by means of waters, which were first created. For he who is regenerated by water, having filled up the measure of good works, is made heir of Him by whom he has been regenerated in incorruption. Wherefore, with prepared minds, approach as sons to a Father, that your sins may be washed away, and it may be proved before God that ignorance was their sole cause. For if, after the learning of these things, you remain in unbelief, the cause of your destruction will be imputed to yourselves, and not to ignorance. And do you suppose that you can have hope towards God, even if you cultivate all piety and all righteousness, but do not receive baptism. Yea rather, he will be worthy of greater punishment, who does good works not well; for merit accrues to men from good works, but only if they be done as God commands. Now God has ordered every one who worships Him to be sealed by baptism; but if you refuse, and obey your own will rather than God’s, you are doubtless contrary and hostile to His Will.

Are you baptized into Jesus?   Or into the Logos/Son of God?   Before the Words spoken by the Father to mankind were corrupted and changed in order to create an institutionalized church of this world, the original Gospels portrayed Jesus as a true Holy Man who became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) at his baptism in the Jordan (see The Ten Words).  And as proven in this article, this fact is demonstrated in both the writings of the pre-Nicene Church Father, as well as the surviving pre-Nicene Biblical texts and manuscripts.   Further proof is presented in the foregoing article under the heading of The Earliest Of Christian Documents:

The fourth century Church of Constantine promoted the false doctrine that the Hebrew followers of Jesus were few in number, and ceased to exist after the fall of Jerusalem in 70A.D. -- but we know that this is not true.   Knowledgeable researches have recognized that many of the Essenes and Therapeutae became known as the Ebionites after the advent of Jesus.  The Essene-Ebionite connection is well documented in both the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Antiquity of the Jews; where the Jewish historian Josephus, who had lived among the Essenes, wrote about their way of life and how they differed from the Sadducees and Pharisees.  In The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Gibbon notes that the teachings of Jesus was “…embraced by great numbers of the Therapeutae, or Essinians…”, and wrote that: “Le Clerc (Hist. Ecclesiast p. 477, 535) seems to have collected from Eusebius, Jerome, Epiphanius, and other writers, all the principle circumstances that relate to the Nazarenes or Ebionites. The nature of their opinions soon divided them into a stricter and milder sect; and there is some reason to conjecture that the family of Jesus remained members, at least, of the latter and more moderate party”.  

Did the original followers of Jesus, which included his family, friends, and those who spoke to him daily and knew him intimately just fade into oblivion? Contrary to our present day beliefs, with regard to the 2nd and 3rd century church, it can be stated that prior to the time of Constantine, the true followers of Jesus remained very much a part of the House of Israel. Quoting Gnosticism and Early Christianity by R.M. Grant: “What do we know about Roman Christianity in Marcion’s time? Admittedly the evidence is rather poor in quantity. But most of it points toward the presence of a strongly Jewish Christianity in the Roman church... the basic concern... is with ethics, Jewish ethics… indeed the moral teaching.. is so Jewish, and so similar to that of some of the Dead Sea Scrolls, that a modern scholar has argued that… [it] cannot possibly represent the mainstream of Roman Christianity in his time. Moreover, his theology, such as it is, is thoroughly Jewish… Presumably the coming of the Spirit made Jesus become Jesus Christ.” Thus, the original Hebrew followers of Jesus which was the essence of the Christian religion, remained very much in its pure and original state as when the Lord Himself walked the earth, until the time of Constantine in the fourth century, when the true followers of Jesus were put to death by the apostate church.

In addition to the pre-Nicene Church Fathers and authorities who are quoted in this article, the earliest of Christian documents confirm that Jesus was portrayed as a man who became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by fulfilling the Law within himself.   The historical personage of Jesus was a man -- just like us -- who through bringing about the necessary successive stages of birth, became At-One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God. And for the sake of clarity, I will quote the Introduction off my webpage on the Shepherd of Hermas (see http://nazirene.org/shepherd_of_hermas.htm#intro ) which reads:

In the introduction of the early Christian writing known as the Shepard of Hermas, it is written: “The Pastor of Hermas was one of the most popular books, if not the most popular book, in the Christian Church during the second, third, and fourth centuries..." A. D. Howell-Smith writes concerning the Shepherd of Hermas (Jesus Not a Myth, pp.120-121): "The Shepherd of Hermas, a strange allegory written sometime in the second century, had a great vogue in orthodox circles and was even included in some copies of the New Testament (it is found in the Sinaitic Codex). The theology of the Church must have been very elastic at a time when such a book could enjoy popularity and implicit, if not explicit, ecclesiastical sanction... The Shepherd speaks of a Son of God; but this Son of God is distinguished from Jesus."

Thus, it was the understanding of the early pre-Nicene Church that the man Jesus was separate from what can be portrayed as the Son of God, or Indwelling Logos. But those Christians who were too carnal to comprehend man's inner soul and spiritual reality, confused the man Jesus with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God. The Muslims did the same thing when they confused the human man Mohammed with The Prophet -- when the reference was being made to The True Prophet (see The True Prophet ) -- aka the Logos or Son of God that exists within the mind of all of us, at the very Core-Essence of our Being.
 

"And therefore I advise not only wise men, but indeed all men who have a desire of knowing what is advantageous to them, that they seek after the true Prophet; for it is He alone who knoweth all things, and who knoweth what and how every man is seeking. For He is within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other. But He is soon found by those who diligently seek Him through love of the truth, and whose souls are not taken possession of by wickedness. For He is present with those who desire Him in the innocence of their spirits, who bear patiently, and draw sighs from the bottom of their hearts through love of the truth; but He deserts malevolent minds, because as a prophet He knows the thoughts of every one. And therefore let no one think that he can find Him by his own wisdom, unless, as we have said, he empty his mind of all wickedness, and conceive a pure and faithful desire to know Him. For when any one has so prepared himself, He Himself as a prophet, seeing a mind prepared for Him, of His own accord offers Himself to his knowledge”.


That there was a difference between the man, Jesus, and the Indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet, is the same message that is also presented in the Didache (The Teachings Of The Twelve Apostles) where it is concluded in the Wikipedia (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didache ): "Lord" in the Didache is reserved usually for "Lord God", while Jesus is called "the servant" of the Father..." Jesus/Yeshua was seen as a servant, because he was a man, just as you and I. In the allegory of the scriptures, Jesus, Yeshua, is representative of that vibration and condition of mind and being that connects us to the Indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet. Therefore, the objective of the Gospels is for you to become all that the name Yeshua embodies.

If the author of the Gospel of Luke believed that Jesus was God, he never would have written the address of Peter in the following fashion: “Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know” (Acts 2:22 NAS). Luke never would have called Jesus “a man attested to you by God”. If Jesus was God, Luke never would have written that “God performed through Him in your midst”. If Jesus was God, he would not have been called “a man” -- neither would he have been “attested” to -- and he would have performed his own works.

In like manner, if the author of Luke believed that Jesus was God, he never would have written the following address: “You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good, and healing all who were oppressed by the devil; for God was with Him” (Acts 10:38 NAS). If Jesus was God, he never would have needed to be anointed by God, and neither would it have been written that “God was with Him”. If Jesus was God, he never would have spoken the words: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised” (Luke 4:18 KJV). The Spirit of the Lord cannot come upon God, and anoint God. Further, neither could the words be spoken: “For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure” (John 3:34 NAS). God cannot send God, and neither can God give the Spirit to God without measure.

  The True Christian Knows The Truth: The disciples of Jesus knew the Truth, because they possessed the ability to enter the Inner Kingdom, and learn directly from the Indwelling Trut Prophet/Son of God/Logos.   And this reality is presented in the article The Key Of Knowledge (quoting from The Third Fatal Mistake):

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

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

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

 

   

 

The Sacrament Of Baptism

 

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today in the sight of God to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism where our (brother/sister) has heard TheCall of the Lord, and desires to be clothed in the "wedding garment" of spiritual purity, and become betrothed to the Bridegroom of the Soul, and enter into a Holy and Consecrated Union with the Son of God.   Thus, quoting the words of Peter that has been preserved in the Homilies of his disciple Clement, Peter states that the Lord "...has commanded us to go forth to preach, and to invite you to the supper of the heavenly King, which the Father hath prepared for the marriage of His Son, and that we should give you wedding garments, that is, the grace of baptism; which whosoever obtains, as a spotless robe with which he is to enter to the supper of the King, ought to beware that it be not in any part of it stained with sin, and so he be rejected as unworthy and reprobate."   And of the Sacrament of Baptism Peter explained that: "But when you have come to the Father you will learn that this is His will, that you be born anew by means of waters, which were first created. For he who is regenerated by water, having filled up the measure of good works, is made heir of Him by whom he has been regenerated in incorruption. Wherefore, with prepared minds, approach as sons to a Father, that your sins may be washed away, and it may be proved before God that ignorance was their sole cause...".   Thus, those who come to TheCall are redeemed from past sins by virtue of the fact that "...that ignorance was their sole cause" .   But having put on the wedding garment of baptism, the disciple who is seeking to be joined to the Son of God, must totally refrain from any future sin that is willfully engaged in.     

The Pure Gospel Sacrament of Baptism is very different than the traditional baptism that has come into practice.   While we use water in the ceremony, the water is an allegorical symbol of the necessary inward cleansing of the mind and body that is necessary to be a true Bride of Christ.   Jesus taught that the Kingdom is within each of us (see Inner Kingdom) -- and the Sacrament of Baptism is the environment where an inner Spiritual Union and Marriage with the Bridegroom is able to be brought about by the faithful disciple of the Living Christ.   And it is for this reason that it was taught that "...I advise not only wise men, but indeed all men who have a desire of knowing what is advantageous to them, that they seek after the true Prophet; for it is He alone who knoweth all things, and who knoweth what and how every man is seeking. For He is within the mind of every one of us" -- which is why Paul commanded all Christians to "…take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ" (2 Cor 10:5 NIV).   Because the Son of God dwells within the mind of every person -- and he knows the substance of our thoughts and mindset as stated in the Original Gospel teachings that "...but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge."    Thus, by the thoughts of our heart are we able to connect with the Indwelling Son of God -- as stated in Proverbs 4:23: "Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life."   And therefore it is the Original Teachings that the Son of God "...knows the thoughts of every one".    Because the Kingdom of God is within us -- that every person is a divine expression of our Heavenly Father -- and we draw near to Him with the Thoughts of our Heart -- and as stated in the Original Teachings that if a disciple strives to "...empty his mind of all wickedness, and conceive a pure and faithful desire to know Him. For when any one has so prepared himself, He Himself as a prophet, seeing a mind prepared for Him, of His own accord offers Himself to his knowledge”.  

It is taught that the required "wedding garment" is the Sacrament of Baptism in the parable of TheCall to the Wedding Feast of the Bridegroom.   Only those who are desirous of living the necessary Consecrated Life in TheWay -- not bound by the sins of this world -- should come to TheCall and enter into a Divine Covenant with the Lord.   When a disciple seeks to enter into this Divine Covenant, they must live in the Light of TheWay and cease to be bound by the sins of this world -- as stated in the Original Teachings that "For he that hath received remission of sins ought no longer to sin, but to dwell in purity.  ...But I say unto you', saith he, `if after this great and holy calling any one, being tempted of the devil, shall commit sin, he hath only one (opportunity of) repentance."   Which is why Paul stated that  "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries."  

Because the Lord knows the Thoughts of the Heart, He empowers the sincere disciple to live apart from the sins of this world.   And the more that the Divine Union with the Indwelling Son of God is Solemnized through the thoughts of the heart that are pure and worthy of a Consecrated Life, the greater the union of the baptized disciple with the Indwelling Son of God can be brought about.   The disciple is therefore instructed: "Wherefore, with prepared minds, approach as sons to a Father, that your sins may be washed away, and it may be proved before God that ignorance was their sole cause."  And if the donning of the wedding garment is truly the desire of our (brother/sister) who is requesting to receive the Sacrament of Baptism, then I am commissioned to repeat the words that were conveyed to me by the Lord and state: "As a Servant of TheWay, I Baptize you into the Spirit of God our Father -- I Baptize you into the Christ -- I Baptize you into the Holy Spirit, and may you find within, the Kingdom of Heaven."

Therefore I ask our (brother/sister) NAME, do you seek to be Baptized into the Spirit of God our Father?  Do you seek to be Baptized into the Christ?   Do you seek to be Baptized into the Holy Spirit -- our Divine Mother ?   And in your receiving the wedding garment of Baptism, you are told to go forth in your Journey in TheWay and seek the Inner Kingdom of Light that is within you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-- The Eucharist --

The Wedding Feast

 

As stated in the article The Outer Darkness Of Mind And Being, whatever exists in this physical world is a three-dimensional allegorical shadow-image of a higher soul and spiritual reality that is incomprehensible to the mind of man in his organic physical condition.   Why?   Because what is portrayed as the Far Country in the parable of the prodigal son, is very much the "outer darkness" of min and being -- and because this realm is three-dimensional -- whereas, higher reality that is the Source, is a twelve-dimensional reality -- what we perceive with our physical senses is very much a three-dimensional allegorical image of the higher twelve-dimensional Source (see Why Can't Truth Exist In This World).  In the analogy of Plato's Cave, these allegorical images are portrayed as shadow-images that are an illusion.   Modern physics has recognized and concluded that what we perceive with our physical senses is a "blemish" that is caused by the intersecting forces within the unseen source that is in the Ætheric Field.   And in coming to recognize this higher reality, it must then be understood that there is therefore a Eucharist in the physical that is celebrated in the Churches of this world that is a ritual observance to those who desire to seek the Unseen True Spiritual Eucharist in the Living Temple that is not of this world -- and this Spiritual Eucharist is beyond the comprehension of those who dwell in the "outer darkness" of mind and being.   And this is especially seen in the dogmatic difference between the Eucharist celebrated in the non-Roman Catholic Churches, and the Catholic Church itself.   Where the non-Roman Churches portray the Eucharist as a ritual/sacrament in remembrance, the Roman Church dogmatically portrays the wafer and the wine as the actual body and blood of Jesus -- while in reality, both are in error because the Spiritual Eucharist cannot be celebrated and manifest in this three-dimensional reality.    To celebrate the True Spiritual Eucharist, the disciple must enter into the "narrow gate" and gain entrance into the Inner Living Temple where the Logos/Son of God awaits you.   And only therein can you be nourished by the Living Blood and Body of Christ.  

In Justin Martyr's First Apology to the Roman emperor, Marcus Aurelius, Justin gives a very detailed account of the Eucharist.  The disturbing part of Justin's description of the Eucharist comes when he states in the last two lines of his dissertation that the adherents of Mithraism were somehow stealing the idea of the Eucharist and using it in their own ceremonies.  The problem is that Mithraism is older than the Gospels -- and in ritual and form, the celebration of the Christian Church is drawn from Mithraism, and has little in common with the original teachings and objectives of the Gospels.   But this is true of the whole Church (see The Religion Of Roman Emperors).   Quoting from the foregoing first century Apology of Justin Martyr: "For the apostles, in the memoirs composed by them, which are called Gospels, have thus delivered unto us what was enjoined upon them; that Jesus took bread, and when He had given thanks, said, 'This do ye in remembrance of Me, this is My body;' and that, after the same manner, having taken the cup and given thanks, He said, 'This is My blood;' and gave it to them alone. Which the wicked devils have imitated in the mysteries of Mithras, commanding the same thing to be done. For, that bread and a cup of water are placed with certain incantations in the mystic rites of one who is being initiated, you either know or can learn."

In article on the Key of Knowledge there is a subheading entitled Is The Gospel Copied From Another Source?   And in this subheading I totally refute the assertion that much of the Gospel is copied from other religions -- or, as Justin Martyr concludes, that devils have imitated the sacraments of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay.   But it is also a fact that leading up to the fourth century takeover of the Gospel by the Emperor Constantine, Mithraicism was said to be the universal religion of the empire.   Which fueled the assertion of Rome that Jesus was the most recent incarnation of Mithras, and that he was born among the Jews to refute them, and that the true Church of Christ was the Church of Rome.    Quoting from Christianity Existed Before The Birth Of Jesus:

Today we call ourselves by the Greek word Christian -- but have we ever questioned where the term originated? And what does it mean? The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge confirms that the name "originated outside of Christian and Jewish circles". The Mercer Dictionary of the Bible states that: "By the late first and early second centuries the name ‘Christian,’ which early believers avoided using of themselves, was beginning to be accepted".  If modern believers were truly sincere in their desire for a more intimate relationship with the Lord, they would immediately want to know and question why "early believers avoided" using the name Christian?  When it is realized that even the very name Christian was in use prior to the time of Jesus, we truly begin to grasp the Pagan connection. The name Christian was a term employed to describe one who was an initiate, and understood the inner meaning of the Greek and Roman mystery religions. Thus, the early followers of Jesus refused to be called Christian, and call Jesus the Christ, because the word was used in reference to enlightened Pagans and their gods.

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With regard to the historical people who were called the people of Christ before the time of Jesus, it did not mean anything to an enlightened Christian that the masses of people worshiped the sun, moon, stars or idols. Because the people of the Nations were carnal, they were unable to perceive the inner meaning of the writings of the poets. In the far-reaching vision of the greater reality, they viewed these things as the worship of the Logos, or Christ, by the ignorant masses of people.

That the initiates of the ancient mystery religions were called Christians prior to the time of Jesus is demonstrated in a letter from the Emperor Adrian to Servianus, written in 134 A.D., wherein it is stated: "Egypt, which you commended to me, my dearest Servianus, I have found to be wholly fickle and inconsistent, and continually wafted about by every breath of fame. The worshipers of Serapis are called Christians, and those who are devoted to the god Serapis, call themselves Bishops of Christ". What is confirmed is that, with the advent of Jesus, the Christ or Christos was not a new term, and there were people throughout the empire who were called Christians prior to the time when the name came to be associated with the followers of Jesus. More important, though, is the fact that they brought their ideas and beliefs pertaining to Christ into the religion of Jesus -- which teachings in their original form possessed an essence and spiritual reality that few of these Pagan Christians could perceive.

Archaeologists have demonstrated that the word Christos, which we render Christ, has been found not only on Pagan temples, and used in relation to those who were said to be the sons of the Pagan gods, but the term was also engraved on tombstones and other Pagan artifacts prior to the time of Jesus. In the Greek and Roman mystery religions of the time, the Christos was the Anointing of the Logos, and the Christian was the follower of the Anointed. In the writings of Clement of Alexandria we find it explained that: "Those who lived according to the Logos were really Christians, though they have been thought to be atheists; as Socrates and Heraclitus were among the Greeks, and such as resembled them" (Strom. bk. i, ch xix).

Eusebius, the great historian of the early Church, admits that the religion that is called Christianity was known to the ancients (Eccl. Hist., 1, ch iv) and writes that the religion of Jesus had "...been known among all nations, nevertheless our life and our conduct, with our doctrines of religion, have not been lately invented by us, but from the first creation of man, so to speak, have been established by the natural understanding of divinely favored men of old... What then should prevent the confession that we who are of Christ practice one and the same mode of life and have one and the same religion as those divinely favored men of old? Whence it is evident that the perfect religion committed to us by the teaching of Christ is not new and strange, but, if the truth must be spoken, it is the first and the true religion".

Modern Christians who erroneously believe that Christianity started with Jesus, will be unable to relate to the words that "our doctrines of religion... have been established by the natural understanding... and [is] the same religion as those divinely favored men of old". The early Gentile Christians knew this fact, and it was for this reason that a copy of Plato’s Republic and other such writings was contained among the writings preserved in the recently discovered Nag Hammadi Library of early Christian writings.

St. Augustine wrote: "That, in our times, is the Christian religion, which to know and follow is the most sure and certain health, called according to that name, but not according to the thing itself, of which it is the name; for the thing itself which is now called the Christian religion, really was known to the ancients, nor was wanting at any time from the beginning of the human race, until the time when Christ came in the flesh, from whence the true religion, which had previously existed, began to be called Christian; and this in our days is the Christian religion, not as having been wanting in former times, but as having in later times received this name" (Opera Augustini, vol. i, p.12).

When we begin to understand the common root of all religions, only then are we able to comprehend with clarity that it wasn’t so much that the Greek and Roman world was converted to the teachings of Jesus, but more appropriately, the teachings of Jesus came to be a part of the existing religious world, which came to be outwardly known as Christian. After Constantine silenced the true followers of Jesus with the power of the sword in the fourth century because they refused to accept the religion of the emperor, all that was left was the Gentile church which was very Pagan in nature, that had come to be known as Christian.

In a letter from Faustus to St. Augustine this Pagan-Christian connection is embellished upon: "You have substituted your agape for the sacrifices of the Pagans; for their idols your martyrs, whom you serve with the very same honors. You appease the shades of the dead with wine and feasts; you celebrate the solemn festivities of the Gentiles, their calends, and their solstices; and, as to their manners, those you have retained without any alteration. Nothing distinguishes you from the Pagans, except that you hold your assemblies apart from them" (Quoted in Draper: Science and Religion, p.48).

How could "nothing" distinguish Christians from the Pagans, with the exception of where they hold their assemblies? How could Christians "retain" the manners of the Pagans, "without any alteration"? If their lifestyle, celebrations, festivities and manner of worship are the same, then how could they be called the followers of Jesus?

In many instances, conversion was the result of Jesus being installed as the replacement for the former Pagan gods. In his book, Jesus, The Evidence, Ian Wilson writes: "A third-century mosaic from the Mausoleum of the Julii underneath present-day St. Peter’s in Rome actually portrays Jesus as Sol Invictus, driving the horses of the sun’s chariot. That Constantine himself mixed Christianity and the Sol Invictus cult is clear from a second commemorative medallion issued by him within two years of the first, on which he represented himself with a Chi-Rho monogram on his helmet, and with a leaping Los chariot below".

Speaking of Constantine, Ian Wilson writes: "It was only when he was approaching death that he asked for, or was accepted for, Christian baptism. As was still the custom, he received this naked, thereafter renouncing forever the purple of his imperial rank" (Ian Wilson, Jesus, The Evidence). This means that the leader and head of the Gentile Church, as well as many of the present day doctrines which remain with us today, were inaugurated into the church by a man of a very Pagan mindset who was not even baptized.

Present day Christians are under the erroneous and grave belief that the tenets and beliefs of their religion are unique. In reality, nothing could be farther from the truth. What is unknown to the believer today is that the world has known countless other crucified Saviors who were: Born from a virgin mother in a cave or underground chamber on or near Christmas Day -- each led a life of sacrifice for mankind, and were called by the names of Light-bringer, Healer, Mediator, Savior and Deliverer -- they were vanquished by the powers of darkness, and descended into hell or the underworld -- they each rose again from the dead and became the means for mankind to enter into the heavenly world -- they founded communities of saints, and churches into which disciples were received by baptism -- and they were commemorated by Eucharistic meals. Thus, every element of modern-day Christianity was present in the Pagan world prior to the advent of Jesus.

In his book, The Christian Conspiracy: The Orthodox Suppression of Original Christianity, Joseph P. Macchio writes: "We find no less than twelve mythical-historical personages before the advent of Christ, who are said to have suffered crucifixion/death and to have risen from the dead. Among them are: Krishna, Wittoba, Osiris, Attis, Indra, Prometheus, Mithra, Dionysius, Hesus, Aesculapius, Adonis, Apollonius of Tyana. Several of these figures are said to have been crucified at the spring equinox and to have risen on the third day".

 

In the same way that the vast majority of those who were portrayed as Pagan who were not Initiates, did not at all understand the inner spiritual meaning of the writings of the poets or the Mystery Religions they observed, neither do the modern Christians understand the spiritual meaning of their own scriptures or the sacraments of the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay.   That the Eucharist is a Universal Symbol that has been used by many Spiritual Religions (see  Is The Gospel Copied From Another Source? ), is not only true, but is not at all understood by the body of faith-based Christians who unknowingly celebrate the ritual of the symbol, without actually fulfilling the spiritual meaning of what is symbolized. 

In many ways this inability to comprehend the spiritual meaning of the symbolism is presented in St. Augustine's Doctrine of Original Sin which has been the foundation of the Church since it was invented as an explanation for an inherent human reality that few men can even begin to come to terms with.   While Augustine blamed the Fall of Man on the eating of the Forbidden Fruit of the Tree of Duality (aka Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil), few people are capable of perceiving the true meaning of the allegorical Genesis Account as personified in the Spiritual meaning of the Tree of Life as the pattern of our own mind and being (see TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org ) -- and Augustine's Doctrine of Original Sin was therefore very much an allegory that paralleled Origen's statement regarding the belief in the physical resurrection which he portrayed as being “preached in the Churches… for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief”  (see Origen Contra Celsum).    But it was also Augustine who understood the absolute necessity of the scriptural allegorical symbols, and wrote that: “He is a slave to a sign who uses or worships a significant thing without knowing what it signifies.   But he who uses or venerates a useful sign divinely instituted whose signifying force he understands does not venerate what he sees and what passes away but rather that to which all such things are to be referred.  Such a man is spiritual and free, even during that time of servitude in which it is not yet opportune to reveal to carnal minds those signs under whose yoke they are to be tamed” (De Doctrina Christiana).   

In coming to terms with what Augustine is stating, it is of ultra importance to understand that Augustine portrayed the carnal interpretations of these allegorical symbols which is the folly of both the Fundamentalist believer, as well as the Fundamentalist unbeliever, as the death of the soul, as seen in the words of Augustine: “What the apostle says pertains to this problem: 'For the letter killeth, but the spirit quickeneth', that is, when that which is said figuratively is taken as though it were literal, it is understood carnally. Nor can anything more appropriately be called the death of the soul than that condition in which the thing which distinguishes us from beasts, which is the understanding, is subjected to the flesh in the pursuit of the letter. He who follows the letter takes figurative expressions as though they were literal and does not refer the things signified to anything else” (De Doctrina Christiana).   Perhaps even more important is the fact that since the allegorical language of the scriptures is in fact the same language that when properly understood, all of the physical world is written in, then this warning applies to the scientific and scholastic worlds, as much as it does to the religious world -- i.e., "...Nor can anything more appropriately be called the death of the soul than that condition in which the thing which distinguishes us from beasts, which is the understanding, is subjected to the flesh in the pursuit of the letter."   Those who see only the outer physical forms of nature, without understanding what these forms allegorically signify, are little more than human beasts that walk in the form of man, because they have in their prevailing blind ignorance "...subjected to the flesh in the pursuit of the letter." 

When Paul rejected the "works of the Law", as the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6) -- portraying the Law of Moses as being built upon "Jewish fables" (Tit 1:14) -- it was because the written text was a series of allegorical symbols that acted as catalysts which triggered the higher spiritual reality that could not be presented in fullness in this three-dimensional realm.   And this is why enlightened Jews such as the Essenes never engaged in temple sacrifice, and the Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus were portrayed as having blasphemed the Law -- i.e., and this is why the early Church Father Epiphanius wrote that the Ebionites "...do not accept Moses' Pentateuch in its entirety; certain sayings they reject... stating Christ has revealed this to me, and will blaspheme most of the legislation" (Panarion 30.18.7-9).   For them to be accused of "blaspheming most of the legislation",  means that they did not at all observe the Torah in accordance with outward rituals in the manner of the Pharisees -- but rather, they understood the allegorical symbolism that was applicable to unlocking the inner door to the Kingdom.   Why didn't the Ebionite Nazirenes observe the Torah in the outward ritual manner of the Jews?   Because Christ had revealed to them the spiritual meaning of the allegorical symbols, and they therefore understood the almost worthless of the "letter that killeth".   So, if the question is posed: Were they Torah Observant?   Spiritually, yes.   The scriptures are composed by enlightened wise men who understand the need to present mental and spiritual catalysts that are used in the scriptures to connect the outer perception with the inner Source of Spiritual Reality.   And without the scriptures, this outer to inner connectivity is very difficult to impossible to achieve.

The Eucharist that is celebrated in our Churches today is a symbol -- i.e., a three-dimensional allegorical ritual that is necessary to signify a higher Spiritual Reality that is beyond both the comprehension and the reach of the entry-level faith-based Christians.   If the symbol of the Eucharist did not exist in the Churches, then it could not act as a catalyst which conveys to the immature believer the higher spiritual reality they must seek out.   And because of the three-dimensional limitations of this realm which is portrayed as the Far Country in the parable of the prodigal son (aka the "outer darkness" and Plato's Cave of Illusions), it is impossible for the Fullness of the True Spiritual Eucharist to be manifest in this world without the return of the lost prodigal son to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination wherein he is able to enter the Living Spiritual Temple that is not of this world.

The Wedding Feast is the Eucharist that Enlightens the eater thereof, Anoints them with the Holy Spirit -- i.e., the Spiritual Manna/Knowledge of the Tree of Life that bestows Eternal Life on the eater thereof (see http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org ).   As stated in the foregoing, in order to come to the Wedding Feast in the parable of TheCall, the seeker must be attired in the unspotted Wedding Garment of Spiritual Purity.   The True Eucharist is the flesh (Knowledge/Divine Manna) and blood (Spirit) of the Son of God -- i.e., "So Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you" (John 6:51).   But unless you put on the unspotted Wedding Garment, it will remain impossible for you to eat the flesh and drink the blood of the Son of Man.   And this is why Paul warns those who claim to be believers: "Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.  Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.  For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself" (1 Cor 11:27-29).  

What kind of judgment does the believer who fails to examine themselves bring upon themselves?   In the above heading Baptism - The Required Wedding Garment, it is warned that  the believer who puts on the required Wedding Garment and is properly baptized "...ought to beware that it be not in any part of it stained with sin, and so he be rejected as unworthy and reprobate."    And at the foregoing heading it is demonstrated that Paul warned that a believer who willfully sins after coming to the knowledge of the Lord, that they will have made themselves apostates to the Gospel and the Kingdom -- i.e., "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).    Those who have come to the knowledge of the Lord, and have received the sacrament of baptism are portrayed in the parable of TheCall to the Wedding Feast as the one's who have been "invited" -- and when they failed to come, "The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city" (Matt 22:7).   Which confirms the statement that “That servant who knows his master's will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:47-48 NIV).    Where those who were portrayed as believers and had received the sacrament of baptism -- yet, failed to come -- are seen as receiving the greater judgment than those who were not invited and did not know the Lord: “But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ "For many are called, but few are chosen." (Matt 22:11-14).  

The Spiritual Eucharist can only be received by those who put on the required Wedding Garment of Purity, and come to TheCall -- i.e., "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life" (John 6:63).   Therefore, unless one receives the Spiritual Eucharist which can only be consumed by those who put on the unspotted Wedding Garment of Purity, it will remain impossible for them to understand the true meaning of the scriptures.   In the early writing known as the Shepherd of Hermas , which was the most popular scripture used by the early Gentile Church, a reference is made to a tower, of which it is written: “And the tower, I asked, what does it mean? This tower, he replied, is the Church. And these virgins, who are they? They are Holy Spirits, and men cannot otherwise be found in the kingdom of God unless these have put their clothing upon them: for if you receive the name only, and do not receive from them the clothing, they are of no advantage to you. For these virgins are the powers of the Son of God. If you bear His name but possess not His power, it will be in vain that you bear His name”.   In understanding what is written, it is most important for us to be aware of the continual message found in the words: “If you bear His name but possess not His power, it will be in vain that you bear His name”.   Thus, if you call yourselves Christian, but fail to purify and develop your mind and body from the defilements of this world -- and do not possess the true Knowledge of the Spiritual Christ by receiving the Spiritual Eucharist directly from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God -- and have not yourselves inherited the same higher powers of mind that the Son of God promised all his followers would possess -- then “it will be in vain that you bear His name”.

  Receiving The Spiritual Eucharist - Who Can Receive It: As is documented at this link (see Mystery Of The Gospel), Paul warned that if the congregation of faith-based believers were exposed to the esoteric teachings on the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom, they would reject these concepts and teachings as utter "foolishness"!!!    Why?   Because this world in the parable of the prodigal son is portrayed as the Far Country -- aka the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness), which is parallel to the analogy of Plato's Cave of Illusions -- because this realm of Duality is three-dimensional, while the Spiritual Realm which is the True Source of Higher Reality is twelve-dimensional (see Why Can't Truth Exist In This World).   Therefore, the higher twelve-dimensional reality of the Soul and the Kingdom is inconceivable to organic man which Paul portrays as being of a "natural" and carnal mind.   Thus, confirming the long ignored warning: "There is a way that seems right to man, but its end is the way of death" (Prov 14:12).   Why is it written that what seems right to the organic "natural" mind or man, is the way of death?   Because this is the Far Country which is the "outer darkness" of mind and being, and the organic senses of man's physical body only perceives a fragmentary symbolic-image representing a higher reality that his organic condition causes him to be inherently blind to the Source -- and these three-dimensional symbols in its limited and fragmentary form is allegorical -- and can even be rightly portrayed as a shadow-image of man's higher reality that he is virtually blind to.   Which limited perception of man's higher soul and spiritual reality would confirm the validity of the warning in the Epistle of Peter and James that if the esoteric body of the Gospel teachings was to become lost, that "...it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error"!!!  And that the Church of Rome threw this essential knowledge away, is the reason why the vast body of modern Christians remain totally alienated from the essence of the Original Teachings of Jesus and TheWay.  

For the good of the faith-based congregations, the Gospel had to be presented to them in such a manner that they could understand in accord with their own very elementary level of advancement -- and the more they progressed in TheWay, the greater vision and understanding they would then be able to eventually possess.   Those who received the Spiritual Baptism, and began to seek the Kingdom keeping the required Wedding Garment pure, are portrayed as being In The House -- and it was those who kept the Wedding Garment pure, whose physical senses began to undergo the process of transformation, who were the few who could perceive beyond the three-dimensional limitations of the organic consciousness of "natural" man -- and it was these faithful disciples who were able to enter In The House, and be taught directly by the Logos/Son of God. 

Jesus taught in parables, so that those few who possessed the capacity to understand, would receive the instruction that the multitudes were incapable of comprehending.   And if we ask Why?   In the parable of the Sower and the Seed ( http://SowerAndSeed.com ), what is portrayed as the necessary condition of mind, is taken one step further -- as in the rungs of the proverbial Jacob's Ladder.   In the parable, those who bring forth what is portrayed as sixtyfold, can perceive and understand a higher perception and understanding of what Paul calls the Mysteries of the Kingdom, than those who have brought forth thirtyfold -- and ultimately the ones who have brought forth what is portrayed as "one hundredfold", can perceive and understand what the rest of mankind remains totally blind to.   Yet, the parable of the Sower and the Seed also warns that those who have not overcome the limits of their human carnal nature, and have failed to bring about the process of expansion of mind and being by becoming the "good ground", these people cannot even begin to understand anything of any true sustenance and spiritual value.    Thus, the warning of Jesus to those who ignore what the parable of the Sower and the Seed states:  “Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?” (Mark 4:13 KJV) -- or, in the wording of a the modern language New Living Translation: “But if you can’t understand this story, how will you understand all the others I am going to tell?”    That the vast majority of believers, as well as the Gospel critics, all fail to understand the true spiritual meaning of the Bible, is because they ignore what this parable states to them.

In the parable, we must pose the question as to who those people are who can be likened to the Word sown on stony ground?   The Bible says that they receive the Word with gladness -- in our own time they would be seen as people who proclaim that Jesus is their personal Lord and savoir -- they call themselves by his name, and they profess to be the people of God.   But because they “have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended” (Mark 4:17 KJV).   What does it mean to have no root?   When Jesus taught that the Kingdom is within us (Luke 17:20-21), and that he is the true vine, we must understand that as the branches who are to flourish in the Word in this world, we must bear fruit: "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful" (John 15:1-2 NIV). The root of man is his connection to the Kingdom within the essence of his being.   If this root is healthy, then the Spirit and Knowledge of the Kingdom will flow from its inner Source to bring about the growth of the disciple.   If, the believer embodies the symbol of the dog, and the believer clings to the doctrines and traditions of other men -- failing to learn from the One Teacher (see The True Prophet) -- then the Genuine Knowledge that can only be received from the inner Kingdom is negated, and the root that carries the life-giving Spirit and Truth is severed -- as seen in the words: "...my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit".   Again as a reminder with respect to learning from the teachers of this world, quoting the words of Peter as presented in the above: "But the ways in which this garment may be spotted are these: If any one withdraw from God the Father and Creator of all, receiving another teacher besides Christ, who alone is the faithful and True Prophet..." (see Baptism As A Divine Marriage).   

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

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

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

In the original biblical Greek language there existed a differentiation with respect to types of knowledge -- i.e., (1) there was knowledge gained through other men; and (2) then there was the spiritual Knowledge gained directly from God.   And with respect to these two very different types of knowledge: The knowledge of man that was taught and imparted by other men, was portrayed very differently than the knowledge that could be portrayed as the Divine Manna of the Kingdom that could ONLY be imparted to man directly from the Logos (aka the Son Of God & True Prophet) -- i.e., this Heavenly Spiritual Knowledge was called Gnosis.   Therefore, when the Gospel of John states that the true seekers and disciples of the Christ will be "taught by God" -- and they will come to the Logos/Son of God -- the reference was to those who escaped the "outer darkness", entered the Inner Kingdom, and came into the Presence of the Logos/Son of God.   But in our modern world, the word Gnosis is often totally misused and misunderstood, to the degree that many in the Christian world today condemn the Divine Manna of the Kingdom as heresy.  

The second century Christian Bishop Valentinius quoted Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians when he made reference to Gnosis Kardias -- or, the enlightened eyes of the heart.   "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints" (Eph 1:18).   And that Paul wanted very much to speak about the Mystery of the Gospel to the Ephesians, but could not, is the reason he portrayed himself as an ambassador in bonds: "And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak" (see Eph 6:19-20).   Which raises the question: How was a seeker/disciple supposed to obtain these enlightened eyes of the heart?   Very briefly, by becoming the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower And The Seed, that permits the necessary expansion of the facilities of mind to be brought about, which enables the seeker/disciple to be taught by the Indwelling Logos (aka Son of God/True Prophet).   And in the same way that in the parable of the ten virgins it was said to those who had failed to prepare themselves with the oil of purification that "Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you" -- even though they believed and had called upon the Lord and was awaiting his coming, this reality of the believer who has failed to prepare himself, is further explored in the early Christian scripture known as the Shepherd of Hermas.  

In the introduction of the early Christian writing known as the Shepard of Hermas, it is written: “The Pastor of Hermas was one of the most popular books, if not the most popular book, in the Christian Church during the second, third, and fourth centuries... In ancient times two opinions prevailed in regard to the authorship. The most widely spread was, that the Pastor of Hermas was the production of the Hermas mentioned in the Epistle to the Romans. Origen states this opinion distinctly, and it is repeated by Eusebius and Jerome”.   If, then, it is true that the Pastor or Shepherd of Hermas was one of the most important scriptural authorities over the first four centuries -- i.e., pre-Nicene and prior to the take-over of the Church by the Emperor Constantine -- then we can use this Gospel in our endeavor to better understand the essence of early Christian teachings.   And if modern Christians are no longer in agreement with the doctrinal tenets set forth in this most important writing during the pre-Nicene time-frame, then it is because of the direct influences of Constantine who was not even a baptized Christian when he set the limits and doctrines of the Church which he ruled over.

Therefore, for those few sincere believers who desire to be taught directly from the Logos/Son of God, what the Shepherd of Hermas has to say about the nature and objectives of Christian teachings during the pre-Nicene time-frame, is ultra-important to us today.   Why?  Because it represents the scriptural tradition that was taught directly by Jesus and the faithful flock by the Original Apostles of Christ.  Thus, on the nature of scripture, in the Shepherd we find: “I am senseless, sir, say I, and do not understand these parables. For how she can crush out, and on the other hand save, I do not perceive. Listen, says he. Those who have never searched for the truth, nor investigated the nature of the Divinity, but have simply believed, when they devote themselves to and become mixed up with business, and wealth, and heathen friendships, and many other actions of this world, do not perceive the parables of Divinity; for their minds are darkened by these actions, and they are corrupted and become dried up. Even as beautiful vines, when they are neglected, are withered up by thorns and divers plants, so men who have believed, and have afterwards fallen away into many of those actions above mentioned, go astray in their minds, and lose all understanding in regard to righteousness; for if they hear of righteousness, their minds are occupied with their business, and they give no heed at all. Those, on the other hand, who have the fear of God, and search after Godhead and truth, and have their hearts turned to the Lord, quickly perceive and understand what is said to them, because they have the fear of the Lord in them. For where the Lord dwells, there is much understanding. Cleave, then, to the Lord, and you will understand and perceive all things”.

The message that is very clear from this early Christian writing is that it is impossible to mature spiritually, while attempting to divide oneself between the two worlds.   In our present day culture we are living proof as to the validity of the wisdom that is portrayed in this writing -- i.e., one cannot perceive the true meaning of the parables and the inner significance of the historical narrative of the scriptures, while one devotes their lives to their “business, and wealth, and heathen friendships, and many other actions of this world” -- which would include the whole array of addictions provided by all the many leisure’s and entertainments that captivate and control our every-day lives.   With respect to the foregoing, we dwell and are immersed in the absolute epitome of a "heathen culture" -- a culture that totally rejects the Ten Commandments, promotes a secular-atheist mindset, and has virtually nothing in common with the teachings of the Gospels.   Do we live in a culture that truly advances the teachings to do unto others as we would want others to do unto us?   Do we seek to live our lives in spiritual purity?   Do we make ourselves the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower And The Seed?   Do we send our children (the souls who were placed in our care) off to government secularized schools to become imbued with the thinking, mindset and lifestyle of the heathen culture in which we presently live?   

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

In understanding what is written in these pre-Nicene teachings, it is most important for us to be aware of the continual message found in the words: “If you bear His name but possess not His power, it will be in vain that you bear His name”.   Thus, if you call yourselves Christian, but fail to purify and develop your mind and body from the thinking, mindset, lifestyle and defilements of this world -- and do not possess the true Knowledge of the Spiritual Christ by putting on the garments associated with the virgins in the parables -- and have not yourselves inherited the same higher powers of mind that the Son of God promised all his followers would possess -- then “it will be in vain that you bear His name”.   And again, this is demonstrated in the words spoken to those who believed upon the coming of the Lord, and even called upon his name, but had failed to bring with them the oil of purification, where it was stated: "Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you"  

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

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

Notice that the above statement by Ian Wilson which is historically accurate, that "It was only when he [Constantine] was approaching death that he asked for, or was accepted for, Christian baptism. As was still the custom, he received this naked, thereafter renouncing forever the purple of his imperial rank."   Why?   Because at that time the inner core of the Church was well aware of the original teachings on Baptism where in the Homilies of Clement, the Apostle Peter is quoted as stating: "He has commanded us to go forth to preach, and to invite you to the supper of the heavenly King, which the Father hath prepared for the marriage of His Son, and that we should give you wedding garments, that is, the grace of baptism; which whosoever obtains, as a spotless robe with which he is to enter to the supper of the King, ought to beware that it be not in any part of it stained with sin, and so he be rejected as unworthy and reprobate."  Thus, Constantine was Baptized on his death bed in an attempt to take advantage of what he saw as a Gospel loophole, in that he could live his life as a sinner, and be totally forgiven after Baptism, having never even being given the opportunity to sin with the advent of his physical death shortly after being given the Sacrament. 

 

   

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Should Christians Embrace Genuine Spiritual Marriage? Civil Union vs Marriage

Can man redefine Spiritual Sacraments Ordained by God?  And when the Court crosses over the line of Separation of Church and State and attempts to redefine a Spiritual Sacrament and using secular authority to impose their will upon the Congregation of Believers, is this not a modern example of where Peter stated: But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men" (Acts 5:29).   

For those who believe that Marriage is a Spiritual Sacrament and Covenant that can't be redefined by man, the recent ruling of the Supreme Court has tested the faithfulness to your beliefs.   If it is true that Marriage is a Spiritual Sacrament and Covenant between God, a man and his wife, then the government has betrayed your trust.     In the words of Jesus:
"But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and join to his wife; And they two shall be one flesh: so then they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no one separate" (Mark 10:6-9).  A marriage, therefore, is that sacrament and holy consecrated union that make the man and woman, "one flesh".   And that few Christians today even understand the spiritual potential of Marriage, is explored in the article The Divine Role Of Woman.

Throughout my writings on the Sacrament of the Divine Marriage, I have long maintained that neither a secular or religious authority has the power to institute a Genuine Marriage that is Ordained by God -- that marriages are determined by the content and faithfulness of the heart and mind -- without which, no Real Marriage can be instituted.   Further, not only does the Sacrament of Marriage have requirements to be entered into, but must be maintained in accord with Spiritual Standards.   In view of the fact that the Court has moved to redefine the Sacrament of Marriage, what they have accomplished is nothing more than state licensed co-habitation and sex.   And this does not in any manner constitute a marriage in the Eyes of God.

We have all seen the videos where both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have pledged their belief in marriage as a sacred union between one man and one woman.   It has been asserted that in the case of Barack Obama, he lied to get elected -- and in the words of the late William Safire, Hillary Clinton is a "congenital liar".    Clinton will be shocked when it is revealed to her when she passes from this life, that her and Bill Clinton are not even married in the Eyes of God.   As a Sacred Covenant, if the terms of that Covenant are not maintained in purity of thought and body, then the Covenant itself is nullified and void. 

From the perspective that secular authority which does not even possess the power to institute a True Marriage, and has moved to redefine a Spiritual Sacrament that they have no business of setting the terms and conditions of, the people of the states should immediately move to negate the power of secular authority to institute what they cannot institute -- and thereby enacting the necessary laws and statutes to deny secular authority the right to use the term marriage -- replacing it instead with the term "civil union".   The terms of marriage must be taken away from civil authorities, and returned solely to the domain of religion.   Therefore, all such unions ordained by the state and secular authorities, must be labeled "civil unions" -- with all secular authorities banned from even using the term marriage.

All people should have equal Constitutional Rights and Protections -- and therefore if a same-sex couple desire to enter into a legal union ordained by the state, this union should properly be named a "civil union".  Same-sex couples are just the beginning, and this will in the future again be redefined to cover polygamy, polyandry, and eventually the union of beast and man.    In Islam, a man can have -- and are encouraged to have -- as many as four (4) wives, plus concubines.   And it is only a matter of time before the Court moves to affirm the right of the Muslim to practice their religion.   Therefore, in view of the fact that the authorities of the state do not have the (spiritual) power to make the two (man and woman) "one flesh", they must be denied the use of that word -- which means that all state sanctified unions would be defined as "civil unions".   If the perspective partners are members of a religious group that promotes the sanctity and fidelity of entering into the Sacrament and Covenant of Marriage, then it would be within the domain of the religious group to issue a Marriage Certificate (see previous articles on Marriage at LINK).    In view of the fact that the the Constitution requires separation of church and state -- and the state does not have the power to either redefine or initiate the Spiritual Sacrament of Marriage -- the People must themselves move to deny the authorities of the state even the use of the term Marriage -- replacing it with the more proper term, civil union. 

The scriptures are allegorical -- and when the spiritual meaning of the Genesis account of Creation is understood, what is revealed is the Forces and Laws of Consciousness that is operating within the mind of mankind.  In the article on The Tree Of Life And The Divine Marriage, it is demonstrated that the fruit of the Tree of Duality (aka Tree of Good and Evil) is the divided thoughts and impressions of man and woman.   And the need to merge the male and female impressions in a higher Morphic Field which creates a spiritual atmosphere and environment for the mind and being to evolve and spiritually mature, is presented to the seeker in the Gospel of Thomas saying:
They said to him, "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?" Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; ...then will you enter the kingdom."   Unless this teaching that was removed from the Gospels used by Christians today is fulfilled with respect to the the eating of the fruit of the Tree of Life through the merging of the male and female columns of the Tree of Duality within the seeker, then it will remain impossible to gain entrance into the Inner Kingdom.   And those people who reject same-sex unions, innately know this to be true.

From the perspective of a civil union, people have the absolute right to enter into any union of their choosing -- and no one has the right to force them to do differently.   Ultimately, our Constitution provides each man and woman the right to live in accord with any philosophy or mindset of their choosing -- to the degree that they have the right to squander away their opportunity of life.   Sex, and sexual expression, is not a sin, so long as it is not coerced or forced upon another individual.   But when used properly within the construct and environment of The Tree Of Life And The Divine Marriage, sexual interaction between the opposite polarities of male and female is the catalyst that initiates higher development of mind and being on the "narrow way" of Enlightenment and Anointing.     And no secular authority has the power to initiate and ordain a True Spiritual Marriage.   Secular authorities are limited to licensing sex and cohabitation only -- and because of this fact, the unions they license should be rightly  limited to civil-unions. 

 

We must then pose the question: While male and female unions are as common as man and woman, the question must be asked: Why don't these unions initiate the next stage of birth which the mystics make reference to?   The answer is very simple: Because the union must not be limited to the physical -- but rather, the dynamic interaction of mind and spirit in a state of absolute harmony that is able to raise the two up to a higher level of being.   Thus, together they must seek to Know Self -- i.e., their true self -- while seeking Truth and the Inner Kingdom.  Because of self-ignorance, the vast majority of marriages between a man and woman are limited to the physical, the emotional and the forming of a family.  

As stated in the above, a Divinely Ordained Spiritual Marriage has requirements that must be met and maintained.   And if these requirements are not maintained, then no Spiritually Ordained Marriage can exist.   The scriptures were composed by Mystics, to be used by other sincere seekers who can be portrayed as the prodigal sons and daughters who have "come to their senses", and desire to return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination.   And this is why the Law is designed and enacted only for the most spiritual, while the rest of mankind is only held to a set of lesser laws and requirements.   This fact of different requirements which modern Christians can't at all understand, is presented in the words: “That servant who knows his master's will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:47-48 NIV).   Thus, the people of this world "...who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows", because they are the prodigal sons who remain lost and under the control of what is portrayed as the Citizen of the Far Country.   On the other hands, those who have begun to come to Christ, and fail to live in accord with the teachings and requirements set forth in the Gospel, will receive the greater judgment and condemnation -- i.e.,  “That servant who knows his master's will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows. ...From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked”

The Law, as set forth in the Torah, was never intended to be applied to common man who was not spiritual seekers and disciples of TheWay.   And because a person cannot have "two masters", and he cannot be true to the thinking and lifestyle of this world while still being a sincere seeker, the vast majority of the Gentiles very quickly corrupted the Gospels that were given to them -- creating dogmatic dispensations as to why it was not necessary for them to live in accord with the Gospel teachings and requirements.   But to the degree that each person was able to receive the spiritual teachings of the Gospel, imposed upon them greatly different requirements.   Thus, Paul condemned those who believed that they could come to Christ and continue to sin, as seen in the statement that: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).   In like manner, a large segment of the early Gentile Church very quickly defiled the original Gospel Sacraments (see Sacraments), and brought judgment upon themselves.   With the annexation of the Church by the Roman Emperor Constantine in the forth century, the Church was cast into a spiritual abyss of abject ignorance from which it has yet to emerge.   And because of the Church's self-imposed exile in a spiritual diaspora, they are no longer able to be nourished by the fruit of the Tree of Life -- and therefore remain as lost prodigal sons who dwell under the power and control of the Citizen of the Far Country.

See Also

Why Is Sexual Immorality Condemned

Invoking Grace In Response To Sexual Immorality

The Esoteric Feminine Mystique

The Divine Marriage Index

 

 

 

Introduction

Faith Apart From Works

The Dogmatic Problem

The Spiritual Abuse Of the Sacraments

The Parable Of TheCall

Are You Saved? The Truth About The Law Of Grace

The Required Wedding Garment

The Sinners Prayer

The Epistles Of Christ Unto The Churches

Baptism As A Divine Marriage

The Celebration Of Baptism

Grace And Redemption

The True Christian Knows The Truth

The Sacrament Of Baptism

The Spiritual Eucharist vs The Ritual

Receiving The Spiritual Eucharist

The Sacrament Of Marriage

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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: 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  
 

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.  
 

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.  
 

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.  
 

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  
 

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  
 

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.  

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That unless a man be baptized in water, in the name of the threefold  blessedness, as the True Prophet taught, he can neither receive remission of sins nor enter into the kingdom of heaven; and he declared that this is the prescription of the unbegotten God. To which he added this also: ‘Do not think that we speak of two unbegotten Gods, or that one is divided into two, or that the same is made male and female. But we speak of the only-begotten Son of God, not sprung from another source, but ineffably self-originated; and in like manner we speak of the Paraclete. But when he had spoken some things also concerning baptism, through seven successive days he persuaded all the people and the high priest that they should hasten straightway to receive baptism.

 

 

 

When he had given them these and such like precepts, he made proclamation to the people, saying: "Since I have resolved to stay three months with you, if any one desires it, let him be baptized; that, stripped of his former evils, he may for the future, in consequence of his own conduct, become heir of heavenly blessings, as a reward for his good actions. Whosoever will, then, let him come to Zacchaeus and give his name to him, and let him hear from him the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. Let him attend to frequent fastings, and approve himself in all things, that at the end of these three months he may be baptized on the day of the festival. But every one of you shall be baptized in ever flowing waters, the name of the Trine Beatitude being invoked over him; he being first anointed with oil sanctified by prayer, that so at length, being consecrated by these things, he may attain a perception of holy things."

 

 

 

He has commanded us to go forth to preach, and to invite you to the supper of the heavenly King, which the Father hath prepared for the marriage of His Son, and that we should give you wedding garments, that is, the grace of baptism; which whosoever obtains, as a spotless robe with which he is to enter to the supper of the King, ought to beware that it be not in any part of it stained with sin, and so he be rejected as unworthy and reprobate.

THE GARMENTS UNSPOTTED

"But the ways in which this garment may be spotted are these: If any one withdraw from God the Father and Creator of all, receiving another teacher besides Christ, who alone is the faithful and True Prophet, and who has sent us twelve apostles to preach the word; if any one think otherwise than worthily of the substance of the Godhead, which excels all things; — these are the things which even fatally pollute the garment of baptism. But the things which pollute it in actions are these: murders, adulteries, hatreds, avarice, evil ambition. And the things which pollute at once the soul and the body are these: to partake of the table of demons, that is, to taste things sacrificed, or blood, or a carcass which is strangled, and if there be aught else which has been offered to demons. Be this therefore the first step to you of three; which step brings forth thirty commands, and the second sixty, and the third a hundred, as we shall expound more fully to you at another time."

 

 

 

NECESSITY OF BAPTISM

"But now I lead you to understanding by the same paths. For you see that all things are produced from waters. But water was made at first by the Only-begotten; and the Almighty God is the head of the Only-begotten, by whom we come to the Father in such order as we have stated above. But when you have come to the Father you will learn that this is His will, that you be born anew by means of waters, which were first created. For he who is regenerated by water, having filled up the measure of good works, is made heir of Him by whom he has been regenerated in incorruption. Wherefore, with prepared minds, approach as sons to a Father, that your sins may be washed away, and it may be proved before God that ignorance was their sole cause. For if, after the learning of these things, you remain in unbelief, the cause of your destruction will be imputed to yourselves, and not to ignorance. And do you suppose that you can have hope towards God, even if you cultivate all piety and all righteousness, but do not receive baptism. Yea rather, he will be worthy or greater punishment, who does good works not well; for merit accrues to men from good works, but only if they be done as God commands. Now God has ordered every one who worships Him to be sealed by baptism; but if you refuse, and obey your own will rather than God’s, you are doubtless contrary and hostile to His Will.

CHAPTER 9

USE OF BAPTISM,

"But you will perhaps say, What does the baptism of water contribute towards the worship of God? In the first place, because that which hath pleased God is fulfilled. In the second place, because, when you are regenerated and born again of water and of God, the frailty of your former birth, which you have through men, is cut off, and so at length you shall be able to attain salvation; but otherwise it is impossible. For thus hath the true prophet testified with an oath: ‘Verily I say to you, That unless a man is born again of water, he shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Therefore make haste; for there is in these waters a certain power of mercy which was born upon them at the beginning, and acknowledges those who are baptized under the name of the threefold sacrament, and rescues them from future punishments, presenting as a gift to God the souls that are consecrated by baptism. Betake yourselves therefore to these waters, for they alone can quench the violence of the future fire; and he who delays to approach to them, it is evident that the idol of unbelief remains in him, and by it he is prevented from hastening to the waters which confer salvation. For whether you be righteous or unrighteous, baptism is necessary for you in every respect: for the righteous, that perfection may be accomplished in him, and he may be born again to God; for the unrighteous, that pardon may he vouchsafed him of the sins which he has committed in ignorance. Therefore all should hasten to be born again to God without delay, because the end of every one’s life is uncertain.

NECESSITY OF GOOD WORKS

"But when you have been regenerated by water, show by good works the likeness in you of that Father who hath begotten you. Now you know God, honor Him as a father; and His honor is, that you live according to His will. And His will is, that you so live as to know nothing of murder or adultery, to flee from hatred and covetousness, to put away anger, pride, and boasting, to abhor envy, and to count all such things entirely unsuitable to you.

 

INWARD AND OUTWARD CLEANSING

"Moreover, it is good, and tends to purity, also to wash the body with water. I call it good, not as if it were that prime good of the purifying of the mind, but because this of the washing of the body is the sequel of that good. For so also our Master rebuked some of the Pharisees and scribes, who seemed to be better than others, and separated from the people, calling them hypocrites, because they purified only those things which were seen of men, but left defiled and sordid their hearts, which God alone sees. To some therefore of them — not to all — He said, ‘Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye cleanse the outside of the cup and platter, but the inside is full of pollution. O blind Pharisees, first make clean what is within, and what is without shall be clean also.’ For truly, if the mind be purified by the light of knowledge, when once it is clean and clear, then it necessarily takes care of that which is without a man, that is, his flesh, that it also may he purified. But when that which is without, the cleansing of the flesh, is neglected, it is certain that there is no care taken of the purity of the mind and the cleanness of the heart. Thus therefore it comes to pass, that he who is clean inwardly is without doubt cleansed outwardly also, but not always that he who is clean outwardly is also cleansed inwardly — to wit, when he does these things that he may please men.

 

 

 

 

THE SERVICE OF GOD’S APPOINTMENT

"And this is the service He has appointed: To worship Him only, and trust only in the Prophet of truth, and to be baptized for the remission of sins, and thus by this pure baptism to be born again unto God by saving water; to abstain from the table of devils, that is, from food offered to idols, from dead carcasses, from animals which have been suffocated or caught by wild beasts, and from blood; not to live any longer impurely; to wash after intercourse; that the women on their part should keep the law of purification; that all should be sober-minded, given to good works, refraining from wrongdoing, looking for eternal life from the all-powerful God, and asking with prayer and continual supplication that they may win it."

 

 

THE MARRIAGE SUPPER

"However, the king of the impious, striving to bring over to his own counsel the King of the pious, and not being able, ceased his efforts, undertaking to persecute Him for the remainder of His life. But you, being ignorant of the fore-ordained law, are under his power through evil deeds. Wherefore you are polluted in body and soul, and in the present life you are tyrannized over by sufferings and demons, but in that which is to come you shall have your souls to be punished. And this not you alone suffer through ignorance, but also some of our nation, who by evil deeds having been brought trader the power of the prince of wickedness, like persons invited to a supper by a father celebrating the marriage of his son, have not obeyed. But instead of those who through preoccupation disobeyed, the Father celebrating the marriage of his Son, has ordered us, through the Prophet of the truth, to come into the partings of the ways, that is, to you, and to invest you with the clean wedding-garment, which is baptism, which is for the remission of the sins done by you, and to bring the good to the supper of God by repentance, although at the first they were left out of the banquet.

 

 

 

 


The original teachings of TheWay are in the process of being reborn -- and this birth requires seekers who are willing to undergo the process of spiritual transformation.   And in this respect, both the sacraments of Baptism in the name of the True Prophet, and the entering into a Divinely Consecrated Marriage are necessary.   And I am truly honored and blessed to assist you as a servant of TheWay, to bring this transformation of self about. 

 

But, the sacrament must be in the name of the True Prophet -- and not the Jesus-god of the Roman Emperor Constantine. 

 

 

The True Reality and Higher Purpose of Woman has been so censored and rejected by modern religious and intellectual cultural authorities, that it can be factually stated that mankind has been deprived and even robbed of his true potential and inheritance.   While traditionally, woman has been viewed only in her reproductive and sexual role, her true esoteric potential and reality which has often been suppressed either by male-dominated religious systems, and/or philosophical ignorance, has had the effect of rendering most of mankind's intellectual and cultural concepts flat-lined and  virtually worthless and mentally inhibiting.   Moreover, that women are for the most part totally ignorant of their true relationship to that of men -- and both genders have virtually no idea that they can only bring about their true potential through their joining and oneness, is a reality that few men and woman are even prepared to come to terms with.   Few men and woman have ever come to terms with the reality that as they do to their husband or wife, that their own actions are returned back upon them.   And when you deny and limit the potential of your spouse, you inhibit your own potential.    Only when a man and woman creates the necessary environment where there husband or wife can develop to their full potential, can each of them even begin to reach and achieve their own potential.   And this is true both intellectually and spiritually.    

It can be observed that the western religions are focused upon what they call the Kingdom of God coming upon the earth.   It's coming has long been predicted in man's synagogues -- we hear it in our Churches -- and in Islam it would be a world-wide caliphate manifest in the earth.   And while mankind has countlessly predicted its coming, this predicted arrival of the Kingdom upon the earth is in direct opposition to the statement of Jesus with respect to its arrival.   In fact, the Second Epistle of Clement preserves the answer when this very question was set before Jesus as seen in the words: “Let us expect, therefore, hour by hour, the kingdom of God in love and righteousness, since we know not the day of the appearing of God. For the Lord Himself, being asked by one when His kingdom would come, replied, 'When two shall be one, that which is without as that which is within, and the male with the female, neither male nor female’”.    What is confirmed in the foregoing is the statement of Jesus at Luke 17:20-21 that the Kingdom of God is within each of us -- and it is therein we must seek it.  But, for the Kingdom to come within the seeker, they must possess Wholeness -- and Wholeness is dependent upon not only the union of what is portrayed as male/female -- but the development of mind and being within the Divine Pattern of Creation.   This Wholeness is portrayed in the words:  "...'When two shall be one, that which is without as that which is within, and the male with the female, neither male nor female’”.    Which provokes the question: How can we as man or woman, become "neither male nor female”.  And if this is indeed a requirement necessary for the Kingdom to come within the body and mind of the individual people, then it would be ultra-important to understand the process of brining this about in our lives.

If the foregoing statement attributed to Jesus only appeared in this one Epistle of Clement, then it could easily be questioned and dismissed by the modern Christian.   But, this same question on how the Kingdom must be entered was asked of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas: (22) Jesus saw infants being suckled. He said to his disciples,  "These infants being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom."  They said to him, "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?"  Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female... then will you enter the kingdom."  Once again, in order to enter the Kingdom which Jesus taught was within us, we see the same requirement "...and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female... then you will enter the kingdom"   This important teaching exists in a parallel form in verse 12, of the 66th chapter of the Gospel Of The Nazirenes: And one said to him, Teacher, when shall the Kingdom come? And he answered and said, When that which is without shall be as that which is within, and that which is within shall be as that which is without, and the male with the female, neither male nor female, but the two in One. They who have ears to hear, let them hear."     

In view of the above direct quotations from the earliest of Christian biblical sources, we can conclude that the modern concept of marriage embraced by the Church has absolutely nothing in common with the teachings on marriage of Jesus.   This is demonstrated by the fact that Christians who get married do not gain entrance into the Kingdom within them.   Which means that the whole concept and purpose of marriage as set forth by the Church, does not fulfill the requirement of the "...male with the female, neither male nor female, but the two in One."    And the fact that the Inner Kingdom can only be entered through the Oneness of male/female through the Divine Marriage and the restoration of Wholeness -- and that the modern Church does not at all understand either the means or reality to bring this restored Wholeness about in the life of the believers -- is the reason why I have written the following article on The Divine Marriage.