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"I worship the God of our fathers

As a follower of The Way"
(Acts 24:14 NIV)

 

  The True (Unknown) Nature And Reality Of The Scriptures: If you had an original copy of the Gospels, you could use them as a catalyst to achieve an Enlightened and Anointed State of Mind -- prevailing over self, mentally and spiritually evolving to your full potential, and overcoming the division between you and your Heavenly Father.  If you had an original copy of the Gospels and used them as the authors intended them to be used, at this moment as the prodigal son/daughter, you could have overcome your inherent human blindness (see Soul-Evolution - Reincarnation And Soul-Development http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#SoulEvolution ), and with your spiritual eyes, hearing and understanding restored, you could have entered in TheWay and returned to the Edenic Kingdom -- and having overcome even death, you would dwell with your elder brother Jesus -- who, as the first of the prodigal sons to fulfill the Royal Law within himself, and completed the Journey in TheWay before you.  If you had an Original Gospel, you could have restored yourself to Wholeness and fulfilled the statement of your brother Jesus when he said: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17). 

One of the primary purposes of the Gospels was to convey to the prodigal son/daughter how to achieve Wholeness (see Wholeness of Mind & Being http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org#wholeness ).  But before this verse can be understood, we must first understand what it means to be Whole.   Which provokes the question: How is Wholeness achieved?   Contrary to the dogma of the modern Church, if Jesus is the savior who every person needs for salvation, then Jesus himself said the Church was wrong, and those who are Whole do not need him.  And as a physician, Jesus did not come for the salvation of those who are Whole, but only for those who are sick and in need of a physician.   And in total opposition to Church dogma, what this also means is that at the time the historical man Jesus walked the face of the earth, there existed people who he portrayed as "whole [and] righteous" who did not need Jesus the physician.  Jesus openly states that his mission as a spiritual physician is not for them, because they achieved the necessary Wholeness without him.  Does everyone need Jesus as the modern Christian maintains?  While Jesus himself said that those who had achieved Wholeness did not need him as a spiritual physician -- and that with effort, all of mankind is capable of achieving a condition that Jesus portrayed as "whole [and] righteous", and not in need of a physician to heal them. 

Critics claim that the Gospels are poorly written -- that Gospels contradict other Gospels -- that they contain countless inconsistencies and discordances -- that they plagiarized other religions -- and that they totally lack continuity with the Old Testament.  Yet, these same critics fail to understand that the alleged inconsistencies, discordances and conflicts in the biblical texts were intentionally inserted for an ultra-important reason that both the modern Christians and the critics fail to understand.  Further, the removal and editing out of these alleged discordances, inconsistencies and supposed conflicts in the scriptures by the scribes and translators of the past, has directly inhibited the Gospels from fulfilling their intended core purpose as the text-book for the lost prodigal sons/daughters to return and be restored to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination that each person had previously abandoned.  The great looming fact is that the scriptures are not historical accounts -- their authors never intended them to be historical accounts -- and when used in this manner, they are rendered virtually worthless with respect to their original purpose and objectives.  Moreover, the acceptance of the Old Testament as the forerunner to the Gospels, the promotion of the Jews as the chosen people, and the adoption of Replacement Theology, has alienated the Church from its True Source, and has caused the spiritual disenfranchisement of Christianity.   The term Old Testament is a deception, because the Gospels are not -- and were never intended to be -- a replacement for the scriptures of the Jews.  Why?  Because the Gospels in their original form better reflect the True Source than does both Judaism and the Torah.  The Jews were not -- and are not -- the chosen people of God -- and other than the fulfillment of the allegorical spiritual meaning of the Old Testament in ways that are not at all understood, the Gospels have nothing in common with the Old Testament.  Ignorance of the true meaning and purpose of the Gospels, has totally destroyed the Christian path into the Kingdom -- a path that only can be walked while the person is still alive in the physical body.   But the good side is seen in the fact that if you are a sincere seeker -- whether Jewish, Christian or Muslim -- after you understand the true spiritual value and reality of the Original Gospels, I will reveal to you how to get possession of a copy of the Original Gospels.   Why is this important?   Because these sacred writings contain invaluable essential wisdom and knowledge that is not available anywhere else in this world.  

What you will read in the following could only have -- and was -- written by a first-century witness who was present when the historical person known as Jesus walked the face of the earth (see http://BrotherOfYeshua.com ) -- and was sent back into this world as a guide for those seekers of Truth who prepare themselves to come to TheCall ( http://TheCall.Nazirene.org ).  And while there are historical facts and quotations presented herein, these facts and quotations are only used to confirm the great truths that are being set before you.  If you believe you know Jesus -- or understand the scriptures -- then you will be confronted by facts that have been suppressed and kept from you by the corrupt political forces that have ruled over the Church.  If you are unwilling to read, discern and contemplate what will be set before you herein, then you will be confronted by these same facts and realities when you get to the hereafter.  What follows is in answer to the countless prayers for greater truth and understanding of the scriptures.  And while the Holy Spirit and the Son of God wants to open a door of communication with all believers, you must yourself choose to listen -- and to listen, you have to travail along TheWay that leads to Truth and the Kingdom.  You can't serve two Masters -- i.e., you can't embrace the man-made dogma of the carnal men of this world -- and be moved by the Holy Spirit to hear the eternal voice of the Son of God.  Quoting Book II of the Imitation of Christ:  "'THE kingdom of God is within you,' says the Lord. Turn, then, to God with all your heart. Forsake this wretched world and your soul shall find rest. Learn to despise external things, to devote yourself to those that are within, and you will see the kingdom of God come unto you, that kingdom which is peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, gifts not given to the impious.  Christ will come to you offering His consolation, if you prepare a fit dwelling for Him in your heart, whose beauty and glory, wherein He takes delight, are all from within. His visits with the inward man are frequent, His communion sweet and full of consolation, His peace great, and His intimacy wonderful indeed. Therefore, faithful soul, prepare your heart for this Bridegroom that He may come and dwell within you; He Himself says: 'If any one love Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and will make Our abode with him.' Give place, then, to Christ, but deny entrance to all others, for when you have Christ you are rich and He is sufficient for you. He will provide for you. He will supply your every want, so that you need not trust in frail, changeable men. Christ remains forever, standing firmly with us to the end."   

 

The greatest error of the Gentile-Church which portrayed itself as Orthodox, was made when they attached their religion to the Old Testament of the Jews -- portraying the Jews as the forerunner of the Church.  Why did the Church do this?   To provide the Church with a false and counterfeit facade of authenticity -- but what is known as Replacement Theology has been one of the primary causes of the demise of Christianity.   Yet, the Gospel account of Jesus correctly portrays the Jews as the offspring of the Devil -- i.e., "Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it" (John 8:43-44 NKJ).  The Chosen People are representative of Spiritual Israel -- whereas the Jews as personified in the Pharisees and Sadducees were representative of counterfeit Israel -- i.e., the offspring of the Devil.   The authors of the Gospels were representative of Spiritual Israel, who were the people of the New Covenant.  The Jews were the carnal impostors who were shackled by the Old Covenant and the literal Law of Moses.   When the Gospel account of Jesus spoke of fulfilling the tenets of the Old Testament, he was referring to the fact that the Old Testament is an allegorical portrayal of the Laws that must be fulfilled within the seeker/disciples own mind and being in order for the lost prodigal sons to be restored to the Edenic Kingdom of origination.  All reference to a coming Anointed One (Messiah/Christ), portray the Anointing of the Mind of the Seeker/Disciple who fulfills the (allegorical) Law within themselves.  Where the Jews as counterfeit Israel sacrificed animals in the temple of this world made with the hands of man, Spiritual Israel transforms the lower animal nature of the body and mind into the Living Temple that enables the seeker/disciple to be taught directly by the Indwelling Logos (see The Gospels And The PreExistent Soul That Evolves To Perfection In Many Lifetimes ).  All the references to the building of the temple and the sacrifice of animals, is an allegorical portrayal of what must be accomplished within the body and mind of the Disciple of TheWay.  And only when the necessary Wholeness (see Wholeness) embodied in the term Spiritual Israel is brought about through the fulfillment of the Royal Law within you, can the Kingdom come within the mind and body of the Disciple of TheWay (see End Times).   And this is why the Gospel account of Jesus stated: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17).  

In the Homilies of his disciple Clement, the Apostle Peter is quoted as saying:  “Neither, therefore, are the Hebrews condemned on account of their ignorance of Jesus, by reason of Him who has concealed Him, if, doing the things commanded by Moses, they do not hate Him whom they do not know. Neither are those from among the Gentiles condemned, who know not Moses on account of Him who hath concealed him, provided that these also, doing the things spoken by Jesus, do not hate Him whom they do not know."   Which provokes a number of important questions; i.e., (1) each Jew and Gentile-Christian has a separate path into the Kingdom, because they have emerged from totally separate traditions; and, (2) the path which is associated with the Gospels is a direct expression of the Original New Covenant Source.   Which further provokes the questions: Who concealed Jesus from the Jews?  And who concealed Moses from the Gentiles?   The answer is, The Laws of God.  By design, Judaism and Christianity were not only supposed to be separate entities, but their very systems of religion are drawn from totally different paths.  And what Peter is correctly stating is that by divine design, they are not only supposed to be separate -- but when Christians judge Jews, they lose access to their own covenanted path.  While it is true that the Gospels are superior to the Old Testament -- it is also true that when the Gentile Church connected itself to the Jews and aligned themselves with the Old Testament, they undermined and suspended their own New Covenant which is founded upon a very different systematic path than is the Old Covenant.   And this is why Paul warns: "Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either" (Rom 11:17-21 NIV).   Paul portrays the Essene, Ebionite Nazirenes as a "remnant" (Rom 11:5) that is representative of a "cultivated olive tree" that the Gentiles are dependent upon to be grafted into.  Yet, the Church of Rome rejected what Paul portrayed as the "cultivated olive tree".  In contradistinction to the fact that it was from the Essene Ebionite Nazirene "cultivated olive" source that the New Covenant was drawn from.  But with the Church's adoption of the Old Testament scriptures that Paul correctly portrayed as the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6) which was comprised of allegory built upon "Jewish fables" (Titus 1:14), that have totally undermined the spiritual foundation of the Gentile Church.   Why did Paul portray the Torah as  the "letter that killeth"?  Because when it is read literally, it not only has no historical basis -- but because the literal text is a collection of "Jewish fables", more people have been negatively impacted than helped by it.  

  Is The Scriptures Just Myth? In the PBS series, The Bible's Buried Secrets,  archaeologist William Dever of the University of Arizona stated: "It challenges the Bible's stories if you want to read them literally, and that will disturb many people."   In further examining the problem it was asserted: "The farther you go in the biblical text, the more difficult it is to find historical material in it," says David Ilan of the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. "The patriarchs go back to Genesis. Genesis is, for the most part, a compilation of myths, creation stories, things like that. And to find a historical core there is very difficult."   For instance, archaeologists have found evidence that a small group of Canaanite slaves escaped from Egypt — not the mass migration described in Exodus.   

Is the scriptures nothing more than "...a compilation of myths, creation stories, things like that"?  What both the believers and the critics have yet to understand and acknowledge, is the fact that the biblical authors who were Mystics, purposely wrote the scriptures with unhistorical assertions and events intertwined into the text, in order to inhibit the people from reading them literally or historically -- thereby forcing the intelligent seeker to look beyond what Paul portrayed as the "letter that killeth", and seek the inner esoteric meaning. 

Unless a Fact or a Truth is made appropriate to the people it is intended to reach, then its propagation will be useless.  When we instruct elementary school students, we present the information in an age and grade-level appropriate manner.   In the words of the Church Father Origen we find his assertion that the Word takes on a form which is appropriate to a certain group of people, that it might begin the process of bring those people to a spiritual level of maturity.  Thus, Origen writes that “If a Greek wished by wholesome instruction to benefit people who understood only Egyptian or Syriac, the first thing that he would do would be to learn their language; and he would rather pass for a Barbarian among the Greeks, by speaking as the Egyptians or Syrians, in order to be useful to them, than always remain Greek, and be without the means of helping them. In the same way the divine nature, having the purpose of instructing not only those who are reputed to be learned in the literature of Greece, but also the rest of mankind, accommodated itself to the capacities of the simple multitudes whom it addressed. It seeks to win the attention of the more ignorant by the use of language which is familiar to them, so that they may easily be induced, after their first introduction, to strive after an acquaintance with the deeper truths which lie hidden in Scripture. For even the ordinary reader of Scripture may see that it contains many things which are too deep to be apprehended at first; but these are understood by such as devote themselves to a careful study of the divine word, and they become plain to them in proportion to the pains and zeal which they expend upon its investigation” (Origen Contra Celsum).

Pythagoras, Giordano Bruno, Gurdjieff are among those who stated that the Laws and the Foundation of Creation were all composed in Mathematics and Numbers.  In the below subheading entitled The Original Spiritual Language Of The Gospels, I will demonstrate that the Original Gospels were written in Hebrew Characters, and in this language each letter is also a number.   What this means is that every name not only has a meaning in what the name portrays, but also has a numerical equivalent that when used and understood in conjunction with the other names of people, places or things, can portray an esoteric meaning that is not at all apparent to the readers who believe they are reading either a myth, or an historical account.   What this means is that the authors of the scriptures re-engineered the common beliefs of the people -- many of which can rightly be portrayed as founded upon myth or folklore -- and by using the meaning of the names and numbers they were able to conceal and preserve important truths of the mind and spirit that a sincere seeker will need to know to prevail over self, and bring about their own spiritual regeneration.  We often hear the complaint with respect to the more ancient copies of the scriptures, that the spelling of names and places is often rendered differently.  But what is not understood is that the variations in the spelling is used to reveal and conceal a different esoteric truth.  

Throughout the below I will demonstrate that the authors of the scriptures were the Essenes who authored the Old Testament as an outreach project to assist in the development of the nomadic animal-sacrificing heathen Jews.   What the Torah and Old Testament therefore is, is the beliefs, myths and folklore of the heathen tribe of Jews that was re-engineered into a sacred writing that employs allegorical symbols which develop the mind, and uses mental-catalysts which connect the outer person with their inner Self, and ultimately the Indwelling Logos (Mind of God - aka Son of God).  When the Church Father Origen wrote that: “Scripture contains an unhistorical element in-woven with the history, in order that the worthlessness of the latter may drive us to seek the spiritual meaning” (Origen quoted under Origen Adamntius; The Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics) -- what he was making reference to was the fact that the literal body of the scriptures were little more than "Jewish fables" (Titus 1:14).  Why?  Because the Jewish fables and folklore were the basis of the people's beliefs.  And while those who only saw the literal interpretation of the written word can be portrayed as having been (in the words of Paul) slain by the "letter that killeth", those who sought to understand the underlying truth beneath the cloak of the written text, were able to perceive the Living Word of God.  

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

In the CNN Blog article named The Jesus Debate: Man Vs Myth, we can observe the above ignorance with respect to the true nature and reality of the scriptures taken to new heights.   (quoting)  Timothy Freke was flipping through an old academic book when he came across a religious image that some would call obscene.  It was a drawing of a third-century amulet depicting a naked man nailed to a cross. The man was born of a virgin, preached about being “born again” and had risen from the dead after crucifixion, Freke says.  But the name on the amulet wasn’t Jesus. It was a pseudonym for Osiris-Dionysus, a pagan god in ancient Mediterranean culture. Freke says the amulet was evidence of something that sounds like sacrilege – and some would say it is: that Jesus never existed. He was a myth created by first-century Jews who modeled him after other dying and resurrected pagan gods, says Freke, author of "The Jesus Mysteries: Was the ‘Original Jesus’ a Pagan God?"    In the first place neither Timothy Freke, the scholars in support of the New Testament, as well as the scholars and critics against the validity of the Gospel accounts, comprehend the difference between Myth and Allegory!!!   Even when an account begins as myth or folklore, and is then re-engineered into an allegorical account where the original myth or folklore is used as a cloak containing an important body of esoteric information, the end allegorical account can no longer be portrayed as myth or folklore.  But because the linear-based thinking and interpretation of the supposed experts and scholars are incapable of utilizing their undeveloped and academically-atriphoed intuitive spheres of mind are incapable of perceptively understanding the inner meaning that is composed in allegorical symbols, catalysts and the meaning of the names and numbers to perceive the inner spiritual meaning that is not apparent to those who read the text as literal accounts.   And if any of these authors -- i.e., believer, pseudo-gnostic philosopher, scholar or critic, possessed any higher perception and understanding of his own Cosmology of Mind that was referenced by the ancients in the words: Know Thyself -- then each of them would immediately reject their own words as utter ignorance.  

What the Atheists and critics have never considered is this:  The fact that what is presented is in the scriptures is not at all an historical account (see An Inconvenient Truth) -- but rather, what is presented is a series of Universal Allegorical Symbols of Laws, Natural Forces and Higher Consciousness that is totally relevant to every person who has ever walked upon the face of the earth -- and can therefore be rightly portrayed as the Cosmology of Mind and Being.   What this means is that such allegorical symbols as the Virgin Birth,  the Twelve Disciples, the symbol of Joseph that is not at all understood, the crucifixion, and even the name Jesus, all portray realities and conditions of mind that are as universal to the Ebionite Nazirene authors of the Gospels, as these universal allegorical symbols are to all the people's of the earth -- even those who live on a remote island.   What is the meaning of the name of the person, place or thing?  What is its numerical equivalent?  What numbers are used in conjunction with the allegorical symbols that blend and mold the names written into the body of the text?

As a mystic begins to comprehend the reality of what is portrayed as the Illusions of Plato's Cave -- and he begins to discover that what is portrayed as illusions, are in fact allusions -- and all the forms of nature are imbued with aspects of mind impressed into the forms that man sees and interacts with on a physical level -- only then can such a mystic begin to evolve to the degree that they fulfill the statement in the Gospel of Thomas: (5) Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you . For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest."    The fact that this world is very much a mental-womb (see The Womb Of Mother-Earth) -- and what man observes in the outer world are aspects of mind projected into the forms of nature that when rightly understood, have the power to nourish him in the Gospel objective of bringing about the Heightening And Expansion Of Mind -- culminating in the initiation of the next stage of soul-birth where the person you are in this world as an Embryonic Image Of Your Higher Soul-Self (see also The Reality Of The Soul), is then able to be nourished by the higher impressions of the soul which act as food for the mind, in conjunction with the Universal Laws and Forces of Consciousness acting within the Cosmology of Mind which has been preserved in the esoteric base of knowledge concealed within the allegorical scriptures (see An Inconvenient Truth) -- as the seeker/disciple brings about that condition of mind portrayed in the name Jesus (Yeshua/Joshua), as the prodigal son/daughter is reborn in the Edenic Kingdom of Origination (see http://GateOfEden.com ).

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

  Old vs New Covenants: The alignment of the Church with the Old Testament that was portrayed as having evolved into the New Covenant can be portrayed as a defilement of the Gospel teachings and a total abandonment of the New Covenant.   Further, the question must also be posed: If salvation was by Grace, then why did Paul warn the Gentiles that if they judge the Jews they should "...be afraid" -- and because of their arrogance, God "...will not spare you either"?  The bottom line is that the Jews are not -- and never were -- the Chosen People.   And when rightly understood, like the people personified in the symbology of dogs and swine who cannot receive what is Holy, the Jews are used as symbols that personify what not to be -- because as the dogs and swine, the Jews cannot receive the Holy Divine Manna of the Kingdom.   Further, in their judgment and condemnation of the Jews as "Christ killers" -- and their attempt to portray themselves as the new chosen people -- they not only blinded themselves to the true spiritual meaning of the Gospels, but also surrendered any claim to be the people of the New Covenant.   Where Paul warned them to "...be afraid" (Rom 11:20) -- they arrogantly chained themselves to a self-imposed Diaspora of abject ignorance.   In condemning the Jews in their failure to understand the meaning of the symbol of the Jews, to their own spiritual demise they brought the plight of the Jews upon themselves. 

The foregoing provokes the question: Why were the original Gospels written?  In the same way that Theologian Albert Schweitzer suggested that each person's perception of Jesus is a reflection of their own beliefs (see A Confrontation With Reality) --  and Peter is quoted by his disciple Clement as stating the same truth in relation to what each person sees in the scriptures (quoting from Order Of Inquiry): "...For the Scriptures say all manner of things, that no one of those who inquire ungratefully may find the truth, but simply what he wishes to find".  Which means that each person who opens the scriptures will only see what they already believe to be true.   Yet, Peter warns that the disciple must seek out and learn the correct meaning of the scriptures ONLY from the Shepherd and True Prophet.   Which means that By Design, the scriptures are a reflection of self -- interpreted in accord with the readers already defined beliefs -- and by design, everyone is supposed to perceive and find their own predetermined beliefs in the pages of the scriptures -- believing that the scriptures confirm what they already believe.   And it is this personal vision of the scriptures that enables them to begin to mature and evolve the individual believer.

Using scriptures as a catalyst to bring about an Enlightened Mind was for the most part foreign to the Gentiles.  In the case of Mithraism which was portrayed as the universal religion of the empire, no written narratives or theology from the religion survives today, because they did not use writings for the same reason and purpose as the disciples and followers of Jesus.   As a Mystery religion, Mithraism relied upon a system of teachers and initiation into what they called the seven levels of instruction.  And while Judaism was also an ancient Mystery Religion, it used teacher/rabbis to reveal the inner spiritual meaning of the Torah and associated scriptures.  But the very nature and reality of the extreme allegory used in the Old Testament created an often insurmountable obstacle to the seekers spiritual development.   Thus, in the Zohar which is the foundational writing of Jewish Mysticism is warns with respect to the Torah: “The narratives of the doctrine are its cloak.   The simple look only on the garment, that is upon the narrative of the doctrine; more they know not.   The instructed, however, see not merely the cloak, but what the cloak covers”.   The Jewish mystic who spends his life seeking the inner meaning of the written word that the natural mind of man is incapable of seeing, has warned: "Thus the tales related in the Torah are simply her outer garments, and woe to the man who regards that outer garb as the Torah itself, for such a man will be deprived of portion in the next world..." (The Zohar; Edited by Gershom G. Scholem, Zohar- The Book of Splendor, Basic Readings from the Kabbalah [New York, Schocken Books, 1949]. )What this means is that a person cannot simply read the Torah and ascertain the true meaning.   This profoundly important statement is not only true with respect to the greater body of Jews who can only see the literal text of the Torah, but also the Christians who adopted the literal interpretation of the Torah and Old Testament as the infallible word of God.   Thus, the statement that "...such a man [who sees only the literal text] will be deprived of portion in the next world" is true not only of the Jews who lack the ability to see the spiritual Torah that allegorically lies concealed by the written words, but also the (Orthodox?) Christians who abandoned the Gospels when they embraced the error and folly of the Jews.  With regard to reading the narrative as actual events in history in the manner of the Fundamentalist, or to ignore the meaning of the symbolism in the manner of the skeptics and critics, the Church Father Origen wrote: “What man of sense will agree with the statement that the first, second and third days in which the evening is named and the morning, were without sun, moon and stars, and the first day without a heaven. What man is found such an idiot as to suppose that God planted trees in paradise in Eden, like a husbandman, and planted therein the tree of life, perceptible to the eyes and senses, which gave life to the eater thereof; and another tree which gave to the eater thereof a knowledge of good and evil? I believe that every man must hold these things for images, under which the hidden sense lies concealed” (Origen - Huet., Prigeniana, 167 Franck, p. 142).  When Clement, the disciple of the Apostle Peter asked him about the true meaning of the scriptures (see Clementine Homilies), Peter confirmed the above statement of Origen and said: “Truly I rejoice, and I give thanks to God, who in all things doeth well. However, he knows that I shall be able to think nothing other than that all things are for God. Wherefore do not suppose that I ask questions, as doubting the words concerning God, or those that are to be spoken, but rather that I may learn, and so be able myself to instruct another who is ingenuously willing to learn. Wherefore tell me what are the falsehoods added to the Scriptures, and how it comes that they are really false. Then Peter answered: Even although you had not asked me, I should have gone on in order, and afforded you the exposition of these matters, as I promised. Learn, then, how the Scriptures misrepresent Him in many respects, that you may know when you happen upon them”.   In his Ecclestical History Eusebius writes that: “Many were led astray by reading the allegorical contents of the scriptures literally in the method of the Pharisees and Sadducees”.  

The pre-Nicene Church Father Origen portrays those who see only the written text of the scriptures as "idiots", because the scriptures were written in such a way that the more intelligent will immediately reject the folly of the written word, and seek out the Inner Spiritual meaning.   Therefore, from the perspective of the authors of the scriptures who used the myths of the nomadic and heathen tribe of animal-sacrificing Jews to weave an allegorical portrayal of essential universal truths that were concealed beneath the literal text, only an "idiot" would surrender their gift of reason and sense, and believe in the god of the Old Testament who has been insightfully portrayed as resembling the Wizard of OZ -- i.e., a magical nut case behind the curtain who liked physical circumcision, genocide of non-Jews including killing every woman & child -- a god who made man, then repented he even made man and killed everyone on earth but Noah and his immediate family -- a god who kills a man for trying to steady the ARK, a voodoo god who loves animal sacrifice and blood sprinkling.     

The scriptures themselves bear witness that only those whose eyes and understanding have been opened to the Spirit, are able to discern the True Spiritual Torah that lies concealed beneath the letter of the allegorical written text that is rightly portrayed as "Jewish fables" (Titus 1:14).   Where many people think of themselves as a Jew, the name itself has a significant meaning that few who call themselves by this name understand.  Allegorically, the twelve tribes of Israel are representative of the twelve spheres of mind as patterned in the Tree of Life.   A Jew therefore, portrays a person who has received the Law of God -- but because they are carnal in their thinking, and only able to function at 1/12th of their potential of mind -- and in their carnal mindset that Paul portrays as an "animal-soul" level of consciousness, is only able to expresses their very limited understanding of the scriptures outwardly in ritual and tradition.   And this is why Paul correctly stated that there is no salvation in the works/rituals of the Law.  That the Ebionites like their Essene forerunners understood the allegorical nature of the Torah, is the reason why the early Church writer 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 outwardly in accordance with the letter of the written word in the manner of the Jews -- but rather, they understood the allegorical symbolism that was applicable to unlocking the inner door to the Kingdom.   So, with respect to the reason as to why the Ebionites continue to embrace the Torah and the Spiritual Observance of the Law?   Because the scriptures are the means to bring about the necessary expansion and deepening of mind by using the allegorical symbols as catalysts that can't be expressed literally, and have the capacity to develop the Intuitive spheres of mind which enabled them to gain access to their Inner Source of Knowledge that possesses the transformational power that enables the seeker to become Spiritual Israel.      

In contradistinction to the Jews, Israel is a portrayal of a seeker/disciple who has undergone the process of transformation of the physical into the Living Temple where the mind has been brought into a condition of Wholeness -- thereby enabling such a person to utilize the fullness of the twelve spheres of mind as patterned in the Tree of Life  After eating the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Duality (aka Tree Of Knowledge Of Good And Evil) -- which is representative of the division of the male/female spheres of mind as allegorically portrayed in the separation of Adam/Eve into Adam and Eve (see The Restoral Of Adam And Eve ), the statement was made in the allegorical account of Genesis: "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever" (Gen 3:22-23).   Thus, the promise is that those who eat the fruit of the Tree of Life, will live forever.  That the Tree of Life is something that all of mankind can gain entrance to, and eat the fruit thereof, is demonstrated in the statement in the Revelation: "'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God'" (Rev 2:7).  And the Ebionite Nazirenes are portrayed as being Torah Observant by virtue of their using the scriptures as Jesus taught as the Key of Knowledge by turning the scriptures within their own mind and being -- employing the allegorical symbols and catalysts that are necessary to bring about this necessary Wholeness through the process of the expansion and deepening of Mind and Being -- which was and is the primary objective of the Gospels -- i.e., "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17).   The Essene Ebionite Nazirenes understood that the integration of the male and female spheres of mind cannot be accomplished through Linear instruction in the manner of modern academia programming of the person -- and the transformational source must employ catalysts that balance out the divided male/female spheres of mind -- enabling the seeker to begin to develop the process of Anamnesis -- which is necessary to develop the ability to tap into the Inner Source of Truth and Knowledge.

Thus, of the Jews of the flesh and the Christians who abandoned the New Covenant in order to embrace the way of the Jews and the Old Testament, these words are applicable that "...woe to the man who regards that outer garb as the Torah itself, for such a man will be deprived of portion in the next world".  What this means is that those who see only the outer garb -- regardless of how dedicated they are to the study of the outer words -- have never actually gazed upon the True Torah!  Why? Because only those who can be portrayed as Spiritual Israel can see beneath the garb of allegory and perceive the Sacred Wisdom of the scriptures.   But as with all mystery religions that utilize what can be portrayed as extreme allegory which the Apostle Peter portrays as Books With The Power To Deceive which promote Bad Beliefs About God to the masses, more people have been spiritually harmed by the Old Testament than the very small number who have successfully used the Old Testament scriptures for their intended purpose.   And this is why Paul portrayed the literal text of the Old Testament as the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6).  Which means that when the Gentile (Orthodox?) Church adopted their Replacement Theology -- attaching the Church to a literal/historical interpretation of the Old Testament -- they totally alienated the congregation of believers from both the original meaning and objective of the Gospels, as well as the tenets of the New Covenant teachings. 

When rightly understood with respect to the systems being very different, for those few who have developed the capacity and the perceptive spiritual vision to understand the inner spiritual meaning of the scriptures, there is absolutely no difference between the inner spiritual meaning of the Old Testament that is immersed in a cloak of extreme allegory, and what is more plainly presented in the New Testament -- which though being allegorical, was written so that the literal text and meaning of the Gospels was useable to the immature seeker.   When rightly understood, the inner spiritual meaning of the Torah is exactly the same as the inner spiritual meaning of the Gospels.  As stated in the words of the Apostle Peter as quoted in the Homilies of his disciple Clement where he explained: "Moreover, if any one has been thought worthy to recognize both as preaching one doctrine, that man has been counted rich in God, understanding both the old things as new in time, and the new things as old.”    If a Jew had arrived at a condition of spiritual maturity and enlightenment, they would gaze upon the Gospels and conclude that these scriptures are truly the fulfillment of the spiritual objectives of the Torah.  And to both Jew and Christian the words of Peter quoted in the Homilies of Clement confirm the foregoing where Peter is quoted as stating: “For on this account Jesus is concealed from the Jews, who have taken Moses as their teacher, and Moses is hidden from those who have believed Jesus. For, there being one teaching by both, God accepts him who has believed either of these" (see Things Christians Never Tell Jews About The New Testament).    If the Laws of God inhibited the Jews from understanding the Gospels -- and these same Laws inhibited the Christians from understanding the Torah -- then both Jews and Christians should re-evaluate many long-held beliefs.   And if both Old and New present the same exact message in the inner spiritual meaning, only those who have been "...thought worthy to recognize both as preaching one doctrine" can rightly be portrayed as understanding their own religious teachings (see The Final Temple And The Primary Lie Of Judaism).   What is allegorically set forth in the Old Testament, must be brought about and fulfilled within the body and mind of the sincere seeker as the physical body itself is transformed into the Living Consecrated Temple as personified in the allegorical symbolism of the Old Testament.   Therefore, the Spiritual Meaning that has been concealed in the allegory of the written word of the Old Testament, is exactly the same as the Gospels -- with the Gospels being written in order to alleviate the need for a rabbi or teacher.  

  The True Miracle of the Gospels:    Christians fail to see and understand the true miracle of the Gospels, because they attempt to read the scriptures as if they are historical accounts in the manner of the Pharisees who Jesus condemned as blind guides.  Why did Jesus condemn them as blind guides?  Because in their carnal interpretations, they threw away the Key of Knowledge.  Thus, because the Pharisees interpreted the scriptures from a carnal perspective, the True Miracle of the scriptures remained dormant.  So, before I can present and explore the True Miracle of the Gospels, I have to first lay the foundation of the threefold nature of the written word.  In the words of the Church Historian Eusebius: “Many were led astray by reading the allegorical contents of the scriptures literally in the method of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”   With respect to the literal/historical interpretation of the scriptures, the pre-Nicene Church Father Origen explained that is 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”  (see Origen Contra Celsum).  Why did Origen write that the literal/historical text was designed  "...for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief.”    Paul portrayed the literal text as the "milk" intended for immature believers who he portrayed as "babes in Christ" -- i.e., "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ).  And why Jesus only spoke to the people in the enigma of parables: "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) -- even saying: “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).  Which provokes the question: Why couldn't the authors of the Gospels speak plainly -- so that even people of a simple-mind would comprehend what was being conveyed to the reader?  In the words of Paul, those baptized and confirmed Christians who are of a "natural" organic human consciousness, are incapable of comprehending their own higher Soul-Reality -- because they are of an "animal-soul" level of consciousness.  To ignore these words as the vast majority of people do, is their own spiritual death.   If it is true that baptized and committed Christians are incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the Soul and Spirit -- and what is literally written is for the spiritually immature -- then to simply skip over this warning, causes the person to remain spiritually flat-lined.  With respect to the unhistorical allegorical symbols employed in the scriptures, St. Augustine portrayed the faith-based Christians as slaves to the allegorical symbols they have no understanding of the true spiritual meaning when he 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, while the vast majority of believers can be portrayed as "...slaves to [allegorical] signs who uses or worships a significant thing without knowing what it signifies."   When Origen made note of the simpleminded, he was in fact making reference to the belief in the physical resurrection of Jesus -- and confirming the statement of Augustine that it is virtually impossible to "...reveal to carnal minds those signs under whose yoke they are to be tamed” -- or, those "...who are led on to live better lives by their belief.”  Which can be stated that the literal teaching of the Gospels are necessary to prepare the seeker/believer to travail upon the path of TheWay, so that they will be able to begin to comprehend man's higher Soul-reality.  And it is of ultra importance to understand that Augustine portrayed the literal/historical interpretations of these allegorical symbols which is the folly of both faith-based believers and critics alike, 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).   Thus, Augustine makes reference to Paul's portrayal of the literal/historical text of the scriptures as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14).  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 (see Animals 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."   Which means that the scriptures are in fact a text-book that utilizes important allegorical symbols that act as catalysts -- and is important for Christian, critic and Scientist alike, to properly use in order to prevail and overcome man's inherent condition of blindness to his own higher Soul-Reality.  But this higher purpose and objective can only be achieved, when the scriptures are used as the Key of Knowledge by turning the allegorical catalysts contained in the Gospels within the person's own mind and being.   

When the scriptures are read literally/historically in the manner of the Pharisees -- thus, totally negating the inherent purpose and ability of the scriptures to be used as a Spiritual Catalyst which employs allegorical symbols used in the process of Anamnesis to supply the necessary Divine Manna that enables the seeker/disciple to attain an Enlightened and Anointed (Messiah/Christ) state of mind -- a condition of mind that ultimately has the potential to initiate the subsequent stages of birth that restores the lost prodigal son to the Edenic Kingdom which is man's true Source of Being.  In the same way that in the Torah, the Children of Israel had to first be released from a state of slavery, the lost prodigal sons and daughters must first be released from the control of the Citizen of the Far Country (see Prodigal Son), in order to begin the Journey back to the Edenic Kingdom from which they originally emerged.  Allegorically, Egypt portrays a condition of "bondage" -- and when rightly understood, the simple objective of the literal written teachings of the Gospels is to free the seeker/disciple from the bondage and shackles mankind to this world.   This condition of "bondage" is embodied in the words of Jesus pertaining to The Prison -- wherein Jesus states: “Thou shalt by no means come out from there, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing” (Mat 5:26).  And when the Lord's Prayer states "Give us this day our daily bread, And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors" (Matt 6:11-12), the reference to "bread" is to the nourishment and sustaining knowledge pertaining to the Divine Manna that can only be provided to sincere seekers -- which is conditioned by the seekers being freed from the bondage of the Laws invoked by the person's own debts, and their failure to forgive the debts of their brothers and sisters.   So long as your thinking is controlled by the "Citizen" of this, the Far Country -- often portrayed as the power or god of this world -- you will remain in bondage (slavery) and totally alienated from your True-Self -- i.e., your Soul-Self that has existed since the dawn of Time.      

  Soul-Evolution - Reincarnation And Soul-Development:   "Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?'" (John 9:1-2).  A reality that the modern Christian does not at all understand is the fact that the Gospels portray three reasons for people being born blind from birth -- i.e., (1) the sins committed in the Soul's previous lives; (2) the sins committed by the parents; (3) and the inherent blindness as a condition affecting all of organic "natural" man when his/her development has been derailed (see Arrested Mental Development ).  What this means is that because of undeveloped immaturity, all of mankind are born blind to their own higher Soul and Spiritual Reality.  But as the mind of man matures and evolves to a condition of Wholeness-- i.e., They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17) -- the fullness of perceptive-vision and enlightened understanding will come -- unless the process of developmental-maturity of mind and consciousness is derailed by mental obstacles and/or a carnal lifestyle immersed in the ways and thinking of this world. 

When the mind is properly intellectually nourished and permitted to mature -- with all developmental-obstacles cast aside and overcome -- the inherent human blindness begins to pass, as greater Wholeness is achieved.  What is attained through this developmental-maturity, is the personification of the true meaning of Paul's words when he wrote: "For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial passes away. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I set aside childish ways. Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known" (1 Cor 13:9-12).  Organic man that Paul portrays as being of a "natural" mind (see Animal-Soul), can neither see or understand man's own higher Soul and Spiritual Reality -- as stated in the words: "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ).  Paul's reference to "...when the perfect comes", makes reference to our own maturity and Wholeness -- i.e., "Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought" (1 Cor 2:6).   And this condition of Wholeness and Perfection was set forth in the words of Jesus: "You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect" (Matt 5:48).

When Paul wrote that "...Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror", reference was being made to "natural" man's inability to see and understand in Wholeness.   Yet, when Paul wrote: "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal" (2 Cor 4:18) -- what is being acknowledged is that while organic man is born blind to man's higher reality, we do possess the innate ability to begin to perceive the UNSEEN.  Which is why the Gospel of Thomas states: "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you...".   So long as we only look to what Paul portrays as the "...dim reflection as in a mirror", we will remain blind to our own Higher Reality.   Thus, we must recognize the nature of what we see with our physical senses, in order to even begin to develop the ability to (as Paul states to) enable us to begin to perceive the UNSEEN.  And it is this inherent condition of human blindness that affects all of mankind, that was portrayed in Paul's prayer to the Ephesians as personified in the words: "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the... glorious inheritance in the saints" (Eph 1:18).  What, therefore, is the "eyes of the heart" that the very believers who Paul personally taught, had yet to open and enable them to perceive what organic man is blind to?  And when rightly understood, it is this all-consuming blindness that plagues both Christians and all or mankind today.   Therefore, what is being stated is that those people who have developed their innate resources of mind, and have manifest to varying degrees what the scriptures portray as the "eyes to see", are the few who are able to observe the Higher Reality that organic man is blind to.  And this blindness is noted in the prophecy of Isaiah when Jesus said: "In them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled: ‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving" (Matt 13:14).   While Jesus said of his disciples whose eyes, ears and perceptive-understanding had been opened and were no longer limited to the physical: "But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear" (Matt 13:15) -- and this ability to perceive and understand the UNSEEN SOURCE, is not the case with organic man in his natural state of divided development. 

That all of mankind is blind to the Source of the images they see in the outer world, has been confirmed by modern science (see The True Facts And Realities Of Life).  Quoting from the foregoing link: When physicist Walter Thirring stated in his book, Urbausteine der Materie about the nature and reality of physical matter that modern physics “...has put our thinking about the essence of matter in a different context.   It has taken our gaze from the visible - the particles - to the underlying entity, the field.   The presence of matter is merely a disturbance of the perfect state of the field at that place; something accidental, one could almost say, a ‘blemish’.   Accordingly, there are no simple laws describing the forces between elementary particles… Order and symmetry must be sought in the underlying field” -- what he was confirming is that what man sees with his physical eyes, is an image that has been projected into this world of appearances from an UNSEEN CAUSAL FIELD.  What this means is exactly as presented by Einstein when he stated: “We may therefore regard matter as being constituted by the regions of space in which the field is extremely intense… There is no place in this new kind of physics both for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality” (quoted in M. Capek, The Philosophical Impact of Contemporary Physics).  Thus, the physicist is openly acknowledging that organic "natural" man is blind to the UNSEEN SOURCE, and is only able to see the shadow-images that have been projected into this world -- shadow-images that Paul portrays as temporal: "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal" (2 Cor 4:18).   In the Gospels this condition of congenital blindness is portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being.  Which is portrayed by the mystic in the analogy of Plato's Cave (see Plato The Physicist) as man's perception of "shadow-images" which in his organic blindness he imagines to be the whole thing.   Which provokes the question: Why is Organic Man born blind?  And, how can this inherent congenital condition of blindness be overcome?  Of important interest it must be noted that modern religion, cultural philosophy, secular authorities or academia has no answer to the question of how to overcome man's inherent condition of blindness.  Further, in contradistinction to the findings of the emerging findings and revelations of modern science, the paradigm-model of previous schools of scientific theory that has been based upon the three-dimensional position that only what is physically seen with one's physical senses is real, has been rendered junk-science by modern physicists.  Yet, the blind continues to ignore the inherent human condition that enslaves them in a state of self-ignorance, and continues to lead the blind in the wrong direction.  Man's religions continue to immerse the people in blind belief.  Modern culture continues to alienate man and woman from their True Source of Being. And, academia actually inhibits the development of the necessary aspects of mind that are crucial in the development of the "eyes to see".

In the parable of the prodigal son, mankind is portrayed as dwelling in what is personified as the Far Country -- and having squandered away his inheritance on "riotous living", organic man presently dwells under the control of the of the Citizen or Consciousness of the earth -- and in his mentally inhibited state of mind, mankind is unable to recall when s/he dwelt in the Kingdom with their Heavenly Father.  And having squandered away his/her inheritance on "riotous living", mankind aimlessly wanders in this, the Far Country, as a victim of Spiritual Amnesia who is unable to recall his divine origin.   And as a victim of Spiritual Amnesia, mankind has been struck with blindness due to one or more of the three inherent human conditions.   What is the cause of this inherent human condition of blindness?  The answer is lack of Wholeness -- as stated in the Gospel account of Jesus in the words: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17).  Which means that the Gospels were created in order to restore the amnesic and blind person you are in this world, to a condition of Wholeness that restores your True Self. 

When you intervene in the life of a person struck with amnesia, you don't attempt to reprogram them -- but rather, you present to them various catalysts that connect with their inner self in order to restore the memory of their former self (see The Gospels Embody The Principles Of Anamnesis).  And when rightly understood, this restoral of the True Self is the primary purpose of the Gospels.  To read the scriptures as if they were historical accounts, would be to program the person's thinking.   In contradistinction, to present to the reader a universal set of allegorical symbols and parabolic accounts that possess the ability to act as catalysts which connect the person you are in this world with your forgotten True Self, has the capacity to restore the memory of the lost, wandering, blind prodigal son who has been afflicted with amnesia -- and no longer able to recall their True Self.  And to bring about this intervention in the life of the lost prodigal son/daughter, the allegorical and parabolic scriptural accounts are composed with a seemingly historical facade that conveys important elementary concepts that are intermixed in the allegorical accounts and symbolism to create the proper foundation to bring about the restoration of their forgotten True Self.   The purpose of the scriptures is therefore not to teach you -- but rather, to restore you to the True Being that you are.   

In the recognition of the quasi-historical facade of the literal text of the scriptures, Paul portrayed the historical interpretation of the scriptures as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14).  Why would Paul portray the scriptures in this manner?  Because the literal accounts are part of the quasi-historical facade that serves as a cover for the spiritual meaning that lies, layer upon layer, beneath the garb of the written text.  And in recognition of the elementary teachings of the literal text, Paul portrayed the teachings of Jesus and him crucified as the "milk" intended for immature believers who he portrayed as "babes in Christ" -- i.e., "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ) -- which "milk" the Church Father Origen portrays the physical resurrection as being designed  "...for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief.”  The fact that being a baptized and confirmed Christian did not open the mind and the eyes to the higher spiritual truths of the Gospel -- as in the statement of Paul: "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the... riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints" (Eph 1:18).  And because of the people's inherent human blindness that limited their perceptive-understanding, Jesus could only speak to the people in the enigma of parables: "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) -- even saying to 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).  Why were the people "...ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding”?  Because the undeveloped organic human condition causes them to be born blind to their own higher Soul and Spiritual Reality. 

In the Gospel of Thomas Jesus states: "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you..."   What is it that we must recognize?  The Source of the images we see is projected from a twelve-dimensional reality which cannot fully manifest in this three-dimensional realm.  Therefore, what we see with our physical senses is an incomplete allegorical symbol impressed into the images of Nature.  And in not understanding the incompleteness of what we see with our physical senses, causes us to be blind to the Higher Reality of the Source that is projecting the images we see.  And it is this inherent inability to perceive and understand the Source, that causes our blindness as a result of the human organic condition of mind. 

Modern science has begun to evolve out of the dark-ages of man's past, and they have begun to prove that organic man is incapable of perceiving the Source of the projected images that he sees with his physical eyes -- the Source portrayed as existing in an UNSEEN (ÆTHERIC) FIELD that the Enlightened Mystics throughout the ages has portrayed as SPIRIT (see The True Facts And Realities Of Life http://KnowThySelf.Nazirene.org#TrueFactAndRealitiesOfLife ).  And it is this inherent human blindness that modern science has affirmed, that Jesus healed in his disciples when he stated: "But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear" (Matt 13:16).  And while the Original Gospel teachings had the capacity to evolve the mind of the believer into a state of spiritual maturity -- and this higher level of maturity would enable them to begin to be nourished on what Paul portrayed as the "solid food" the Gospel that the Christians who were still of an organic "natural" mind could not receive and comprehend -- and as the seeker/disciple began to mentally and spiritually mature, this higher level of maturity would slowly enable the seeker/disciple to begin to have their vision, hearing and understanding restored, as their mind begins to open to the UNSEEN (ÆTHERIC) FIELD that is the true Source of all that is seen.  But because the Original Gospel Teachings were corrupted and suppressed by the Gentile Church which corrupted the Gospel message with pagan concepts, modern Christians remain plagued by their blindness today -- blind because of the sins in the previous lives their Souls lived that has enslaved them in what Jesus portrayed as  The Prison -- blind because of the sins of their parents -- and blind because of their failure to embrace the core essential Gospel teachings that have been corrupted and continue to be suppressed by the Church.  

When Jesus opened the minds of his disciples which enabled them to understand the allegorical symbols which revealed the spiritual meaning of the written text which organic "natural" man remains blind to -- i.e., "Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures" (Luke 24:45 NIV) -- unless a believer embraces the original core teachings, they will remain blind.  When I state in the foregoing that the Original Gospel teachings had the ability to "...begin to have their vision, hearing and understanding restored as their mind begins to open to the UNSEEN (ÆTHERIC) FIELD", mankind is portrayed as having been cast into the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org ) -- and as the lost prodigal sons and daughters, mankind exists in a state of Spiritual Amnesia (see http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#SpiritualAmnesia ).  Why?  Because of our condition of arrested mental and spiritual development, we lack what is called Soul-Memory.  Which renders us incapable of comprehending even our own higher Soul-Reality.       

If there is truth to the allegation that the modern Church has erected its doctrines of belief on a totally different and flawed foundational paradigm than what the original Gospel teachings emerged from and were founded upon, then it remains impossible for the modern Christian to understand the purpose and objective of the Original Gospel teachings.  Christians read their Bibles to learn about Jesus and God -- ignoring the fact that the Original Authors warned that the scriptures were not an historical account -- but rather, an account of the transformation of mind and spirit that employs a quasi-historical facade this is necessary to make it relevant to the most elementary of believer.  And regardless of how many times they read their Bibles, if they read the scriptures from the perspective of a flawed doctrinal foundation, then it will remain impossible for them to  fulfill the original purpose and objective of the Gospel Message and Teachings.   Which raises the question: Does it matter?  When their present life-cycle is finished, and they arrive at the hereafter -- as is the case with everyone who passes from this life into the next -- each of us will be confronted by the victories, errors and defeats of the life that we have just completed. 

Therefore, from a Christian perspective, if you believe that your salvation is in the Gospel account of Jesus and the teachings of TheWay, then you must come to terms with the fact of life that when the authorities of your Church alter the original teachings, or interpret them wrongly, then the results will not be the same as envisioned by the Gospel authors.   Which provokes the question: Does it matter?  Is all beliefs and teachings about the Gospel valid?  Thus, the statement: "'BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN'" (Mark 7:7 NAS).  What is being stated is that if you have embraced the doctrines and precepts of men in your interpretation of the Gospels, then your worship of God is vain and worthless.  Further, if it is true that the Gospels were written for a specific purpose and objective, then the question must be posed: When an essential core teaching is removed, and a faux man-made doctrine is inserted in its place which undermines the core purpose and objective of the Original Gospel teachings, does it matter?  And what if these faux-doctrines of men have the effect of spiritually disenfranchising those who blindly believe the man-made doctrines of the Church?  To the degree that those who have blindly believed the faux-doctrines were spiritually flat-lined by the man-made doctrines they embraced, will their spiritual derailment matter when they must give an accounting of the life they have lived?  And when it is demonstrated that one of the primary purposes and goals of the Gospel teachings was to enable the believer to perceive and tap into the Source of all Truth -- and when they are called upon to give an accounting of the life they had lived -- they will be confronted by the fact that, it was their own failure to live in accord with the core Gospel principles and teachings that derailed their development and created a dogmatic barrier and obstacle to their spiritual advancement and inability to fulfill the core Gospel purpose and objectives.  Will it matter when they must provide an accounting of the life they just completed?   "For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. But the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him" (Matt 25:29).   In the case of the servant who put his inheritance into the earth in the manner of the prodigal son who squandered away his inheritance on "riotous" living -- i.e., "I went and hid your talent in the ground" (Matt 25:25), those who cling to the ways and thinking of the Citizen of the Far Country, cannot make any gains or accomplishments in their lives.  

While it is true that the Gospels were edited and corrupted by the Gentile Church -- with many of the most important New Covenant teachings either edited or removed (see BibleCorruption.com ) -- a number of verses were safeguarded as reset teachings that have the capacity to pierce through the faux-doctrines of the Church.  If modern believers possessed the eyes to see and understand the spiritual meaning of the Gospel, they would then understand their own plight in the question posed to Jesus by his disciples: "Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?'" (John 9:1-2).   Thus, the question must be asked: Why would the disciples even ask such a question?  Surely, it would be unthinkable for a modern Christian to ask the forgoing question?   Not a single present-day believer would ask such a question.    Why?    Because modern Christians have been totally alienated from the biblical foundational mindset  by the very doctrines adopted while the Church was ruled over by fourth century Pagan Rome.    But even more important is the fact that this statement of the disciples was intentionally inserted into the Gospels in order to preserve one of the most important original teachings that must be comprehended, in order for the believer to understand the foundation of the whole of the Gospels.  And while there were other verses in the original Gospels that presented the same teaching, these other verses did not survive the editing and corrupting of the scriptures by that segment of the gentile Church which portrayed themselves as Orthodox.  Thus, from a modern Christian perspective it is ultra-important to pose the question:  What would have prompted the disciples to even ask Jesus such a question?  The fact that the disciples asked Jesus if the man's blindness was caused by the man's sin prior to being born, or the sin of the man's parents, means that these causal factors had previously been discussed between Jesus and his disciples.  What is the cause of being born blind?  Is it fate?  Bad luck?  The Will of God?  Turning to the historian, this ultra important element to the equation of life is made reference to by Edward Gibbon in the footnote regarding the question of the disciples at John 9:2: "The disciples of Jesus were persuaded that a man might have sinned before he was born, (John, ix. 2,) and the Pharisees held the transmigration [reincarnation] of virtuous souls, (Joseph. de Bell. Judaico, l. ii. c. 7;) and a modern Rabbi is modestly assured, that Hermes, Pythagoras, Plato, etc., derived their metaphysics from his illustrious countrymen" (Gibbon; Decline & Fall) -- metaphysics that embraced the concept of the pre-existence and transmigration of the soul.  But just as important is the fact that what is being presented is actually the threefold cause of blindness -- with each of the causes being valid in their own realities of the life that Christians are presently living.  And unless you understand the three causes of blindness that is being presented, it will remain impossible for you to understand the spiritual meaning of the Gospel, as well as your own affliction of blindness.   Which means that the threefold causes of blindness is due to (1) the sins of the Soul's previous lives; (2) the sins of one's parents; (3) and lastly, the most important is in fact the blindness of organic ("natural") man that can only be healed by achieving the necessary spiritual maturity and that condition of mind personified by becoming transformed into a child of the Kingdom and a Living Spiritual Temple.  Thus, the problem is seen in the fact that modern Christianity has absolutely nothing in common with the Original Gospel Teachings that brings about the necessary Wholeness and Completion that heals the blindness associated with the plight of those who Paul portrayed as organic "natural" man who were only capable of understanding what Paul portrayed as the "milk" of the Gospel -- and are therefore unable to see and understand the higher reality of both the scriptures and the life they are presently living (see Animal-Soul http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#animal ).

(1) The Cause of Blindness: When the question is posed: Did the Jews in the first century believe in the pre-existent soul?  Meaning, did your Soul exist prior to your birth into this present life.  The Hastings-Scribner Dictionary Of The Bible (New York, 1903. Bk 4, p. 63) "To affirm that Jews in Christ's time did not believe in pre-existence is simply incorrect".  And that the journey of the Soul over the course of many lives was an important element of discussion between Jesus and his disciples, was the reason this question was ask.   In view of the fact that the Gospel teachings evolved out of the Essenes, the witness of Josephus who was a contemporary of the man Jesus who lived among the Essenes stated that the Essenes “…resigned up their souls with great alacrity, as expecting to receive them again.  For their doctrine is this, that bodies are corruptible, and that the matter they are made of is not permanent; but that the souls are immortal, and continue for ever; and that they came out of the most subtle air, and are united to their bodies as to prisons, into which they are drawn by a certain natural enticement; but that when they are set free from the bonds of flesh, they then, as released from a long bondage, rejoice and mount upward...”.   Why did the Essenes believe that their Souls are Immortal and can be united to many physical bodies across the span of many lifetimes of Soul-Development?  Because their foundational mindset and lifestyle opened their eyes and minds to their Soul's Higher Reality that organic "natural" man is blind to.    

A crucial teaching that is both ignored and not understood is when Jesus stated, "Judge not, that ye be not judged" (Matt 7:1).  But what exactly does this mean?  Then Jesus explained a reality that is not at all understood because of our modern day mindset that has no understanding of the Natural Laws of Creation when he explained: "For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you".  Which provokes the question: Why will our own judgment come back upon us?   The key to understanding the Laws of Creation that has the capacity to cast man into The Prison, is in the statement  "Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?'" (John 9:1-2).  

Modern Christians attempt to ignore this confirmation that the cause of a person's infirmities in the present can -- and often are caused -- by the sin incurred in that Soul's previous lives -- and they use as an excuse the statement of Jesus when he stated of the man born blind from birth: “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, said Jesus, but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him" (John 9:3).  Which provokes the question: Are all people who are born blind, born without the ability to see, so that Jesus could heal them and display the works of God?   Thus, the problem is seen in the fact that the blindness that Jesus is making reference to has nothing to do with the physical blindness caused by a person's own actions in their Soul's previous lives.  And in their denial of what is being presented, in conjunction with their own blind-ignorance which has been perpetrated upon them by being cast into the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness), they fail to understand that all of mankind has been born blind to the higher reality of man's Soul and Spiritual Reality -- and this blindness has been proven by modern science (see The True Facts And Realities Of Life).   And it is this blindness caused by the inherent Human Condition of man's divided reality, that is responsible for their inability to perceive man's higher Soul-Reality, that causes him to fall under the control of what is portrayed as the Citizen of the Far Country in the parable of the Prodigal Son.  And one of the primary purposes and objectives of the Gospel teachings, is to restore man's spiritual vision and understanding.  This is accomplished by opening the "eyes of the heart" -- often referenced in the words: "eyes to see": as seen in the reality of mankind portrayed in the Gospel: "For this people’s heart has grown callous; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn, and I would heal them’" (Matt 13:15).  

In the original biblical Greek language, the knowledge of man that was taught by other men in our traditional way of acquiring knowledge, was portrayed differently than the Spiritual Knowledge portrayed in the words, the  Divine Manna of the Kingdom that could ONLY be imparted to man directly from the Indwelling Logos -- i.e., this Heavenly Spiritual Knowledge was called Gnosis.   Paul taught the necessity of seeking Spiritual Knowledge which in the Greek language is Gnosis -- i.e., Ephesians 1:17 states: "and asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in your knowledge of Him"  This Knowledge that Paul teaches to seek out -- Divine Knowledge that only God can impart to sincere seekers who have prepared themselves to receive the Divine Manna -- is called Gnosis in the Greek language.  The early Christian 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 because of their inherent human blindness that has victimized them since birth, 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).   And how did a seeker/disciple obtain these enlightened eyes of the heart?   Very briefly, by becoming the "good ground" (see 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/Son of God/True Prophet.  

When Valentinius made reference to Gnosis kardias -- i.e., “knowledge of the heart” -- what he was making reference to was Self-Knowledge.  And it is this body of Esoteric Knowledge that can only be revealed to those who seek to Know Thyself.   And what is this body of Self-Knowledge?  The Knowledge that makes us free; the Knowledge of who we were; of what we have become; of where we were; of what we are being freed from; of what birth really is; of what rebirth really is; the Knowledge of our True-Self; the Knowledge of our relationship to God; and the Knowledge of our Ultimate Destiny.   This is the "knowledge of the heart" that can only be known to those who seek to "open the eyes of their heart".  And when the scriptures are used as the Key of Knowledge (see http://KeyOfKnowledge.org ), then the only valid interpretation is when the scriptures are turned within the seeker/disciples own mind and being -- i.e., Self-Knowledge and the Inner Kingdom.  Any interpretation of the historical facade of the scriptures, of the application of the scriptures externally, is the sin of the Jews who threw away the Key of Knowledge -- 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.   "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

In the Gospel of the Nazirenes the most important part of the foregoing teachings is preserved in the statement: "And at another time as Yeshua passed by, he saw a man who was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?  Yeshua answered, To what importance is it whether this man or his parents sinned? The rewards of our actions return again to us so that the works of the Lord are made manifest...".  Are the words "...The rewards of our actions return again to us", any different than  “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV)?  Or the assertion that “God will give to each person according to what he has done” (Rom 2:6 NIV); “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life” (Gal 6:7-8 NIV); “If anyone has an ear, let him hear. He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints” (Rev 13:9-10 NKJ); “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man” (Gen 9:6 NIV); “His disciples asked him [Jesus], Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” (Jn 9:2 NIV).   And that each person will be returned to this life in accord with the debts they have incurred in their Souls previous lives -- and will remain in their own self-imposed Prison, until all debts are cleared, is the same as the statement that “Thou shalt by no means come out from there, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing” (Mat 5:26).   Which means that your present life has been orchestrated by the actions of your Soul's previous lives -- and whatever debts you have incurred in this present life, will be returned back to you in a future life -- and thereafter from life to life, until "...thou hast paid the uttermost farthing”.  In the words of the Church Father Origen: “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis - see The Early Church On Predestination).   Thus, whatever befalls you in the present, is the result of your Souls actions in a previous life.  And you don't understand this reality of the Laws of Creation, because the Church edited all these teachings out of the Gospels (see The Religion Of Roman Emperors). 

When Jesus warned the man "...sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" (John 5:14) -- he confirmed the doctrine that all the calamities of life are caused by man's sin and disobedience to the Royal Law of God.   On the question itself that the disciples of Jesus asked -- i.e., Master, who did sin? -- the commentary Barnes’ Notes writes that: "It was a universal opinion among the Jews that calamities of all kinds were the effects of sin. The case, however, of this man was that of one that was blind from his birth, and it was a question which the disciples could not determine whether it was his fault or that of his parents. Many of the Jews, as it appears from their writings (see Lightfoot), believed in the doctrine of the transmigration of souls; or that the soul of a man, in consequence of sin, might be compelled to pass into other bodies, and be punished there. They also believed that an infant might sin before it was born (see Lightfoot), and that consequently this blindness might have come upon the child as a consequence of that".   On the question of who did sin, this man, or his parents, and the pre-existence and reincarnation of the soul, the Adam Clarke Commentary tells us: "The doctrine of the transmigration of souls appears to have been an article in the creed of the Pharisees, and it was pretty general both among the Greeks and the Asiatics. The Pythagoreans believed the souls of men were sent into other bodies for the punishment of some sin which they had committed in a pre-existent state. This seems to have been the foundation of the disciples’ question to our Lord. Did this man sin in a pre-existent state, that he is punished in this body with blindness? Or, did his parents commit some sin, for which they are thus plagued in their offspring!... The Jewish rabbis have had the same belief from the very remotest antiquity. Origen cites an apocryphal book of the Hebrews, in which the patriarch Jacob is made to speak thus: I am an angel of God; one of the first order of spirits. Men call me Jacob, but my true name, which God has given me, is Israel: Orat. Joseph. apud ORIG. Many of the Jewish doctors have believed that the souls of Adam, Abraham, and Phineas, have successively animated the great men of their nation. Philo says that the air is full of spirits, and that some, through their natural propensity, join themselves to bodies; and that others have an aversion from such a union. See several other things relative to this point in his treatises, De Plant. Noe-- De Gigantibus-- De Confus. Ling.-- De Somniis, etc.; and see Calmet, where he is pretty largely quoted".

Thus, when Jesus stated that at Matthew 5:23-26:  "But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell. So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God."   And then, with the foundational teachings on the pre-existent Soul removed from the Gospel, it has become impossible to understand the warning which follows the foregoing: "When you are on the way to court with your adversary, settle your differences quickly. Otherwise, your accuser may hand you over to the judge, who will hand you over to an officer, and you will be thrown into prison. And if that happens, you surely won't be free again until you have paid the last penny."  And what this means is that until you have rectified all debts against the Soul of your brother or sister to whom you have incurred a debt, that the two of you will continue to be brought back together -- in similar circumstances -- until the debts have been resolved and forgiven -- and you will remain in this self-imposed Prison -- unable to advance into a more spiritually mature condition which would enable you to begin to receive the Divine Manna or Sacred Knowledge -- until which time the debts that were incurred, have been released from your Soul.  

How different modern Christians perceive what the scriptures convey to us today is easily demonstrated by using our very own Bibles.   When Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders that the “…tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you” (Matt 21:31 RSV), such a statement simply has no place within the present day understanding of Christian doctrine.   Because we are without a means to explain Jesus' words, most Bible commentaries simply ignore the implications of this passage of scripture.   One widely used commentary attempts to correct the text by changing the words to “instead of” -- which would then make the meaning doctrinally correct and read: “The tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God instead of you”.   In this verse of scripture we are presented with one of the core reasons why the original followers of Jesus believed differently than most Christians today.   The question that must be posed is: When will the chief priests and elders enter into the kingdom?   Modern Christian doctrine states that because of their disbelief and rejection of Christ, they will be cut off from the face of God, and condemned to eternal judgment.   And yet we cannot deny the fact that Jesus' own words convey the message that there will come a time when the chief priests and elders will also enter the Kingdom of God -- and it will be at a time after the tax collectors and harlots who believed, repented, and followed the Christ.

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).  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). 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. 

With respect to those believers who failed to put on the required Wedding Garment and come to TheCall, in the parable of the Wedding Feast they are portrayed as the "invited guests"  There is of course the statement by Peter that confirms the statement 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?

If the Christians in the parable of the Wedding Feast are representative of the invited guests, in the version in Matthew (22:1-14) they are utterly destroyed because of their complacency.   In the version found in the Gospel of Luke it states: "For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet” (Luke 14:24) -- which provokes the question: How can the Christians who claim to be saved by faith apart from their actions -- making claim to a guarantee and free gift of salvation the moment they accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior -- be subject to the greater judgment because of their complacency?  Further -- and quite contrary to Church dogma -- if non-Christians were those who had not been called as invited guests -- and the non-Christians were not doomed to the destruction imposed upon the invited guests (Christians) who did not come -- the question still remains as to what is the fate of those who were cast into the "outer darkness"?  What does it mean: "For many are called, but few chosen"

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. 

With respect to the above 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 -- Jesus made reference to those who had achieved the necessary level of spiritual maturity when he portrayed himself as a physician: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17).   Before this verse can be understood we must first understand what it means to be Whole.   Which provokes the question: How is Wholeness achieved?   Contrary to the Church dogma, if Jesus is the physician, then those who achieve and sustain a condition of Wholeness, do not need the physician -- and as a physician, Jesus did not come for the salvation of those who are Whole, but only those who are sick and need the physician.   But in total opposition to Church dogma, what this also means is that at the time of Jesus, there existed people who he portrays as "whole [and] righteous" who did not need Jesus the physician. 

  Spiritual DNA And The Allotment Of Talents To The Invited Guests: When what can be portrayed as our Spiritual DNA is understood, what it means is that while each of us can be portrayed as having been created equal, to even suggest that each of us is the same, would have to be seen as a bogus lie.  Because organic man is born blind -- and in his congenital blindness, can only see the physical form of the body -- organic man is therefore unable to see how advanced each Soul is.   This is why the Jews who came into the presence of the historical man Jesus, were blind to his state of being as an extremely evolved and and highly advanced Soul.   Further, because of their inherent blindness, the Jews failed to see that the disciples of Jesus were themselves highly advanced and spiritually evolved Souls.  When Jesus said, "All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out" (John 6:37), only highly advanced souls could be drawn to Jesus.  Which provokes the question: Why were only certain souls given to Jesus as his disciples?  The problem is that only highly advanced souls were able to comprehend the Higher Spiritual Teachings and Meaning of the Gospel -- i.e., “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).  When Paul stated to the Corinthians who he had himself taught what he portrayed as the "traditions" of the Gospel that, "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3), because of their lack of soul-evolution, it would have been impossible for Paul to convey to the Corinthians the higher reality of the Soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom.  Thereby forcing Paul to convey only what he portrayed as the "milk for babes in Christ", rather than "spiritual solid food" that would have been impossible for them to comprehend.  In the same way that if you attempted to give "solid food" to an infant they would be choked and could not consume the food, the "milk" of the Gospel was necessary for the consumption of souls who were too immature to receive and be nourished by the Higher Knowledge of the Soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom.  And this is seen in the statement of Paul to the body of confirmed and baptized believers who he stated had received all the entry-level truths and knowledge pertaining to the elementary "traditions" of Christ: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).   And this is why in his Epistle to the Trallians the first century elder Ignatius who was himself a disciple of John, 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”.   Which is why Paul stated that it was "unlawful" for him to reveal the higher reality that he witnessed -- i.e., truths "...which it is not lawful for a man to utter" (2 Cor 12:2-4), to those he portrayed as being of a "natural" organic mind. 

When Paul writes that "...the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him", a man or woman can never understand anything beyond what their Spiritual DNA over the course of their Soul's previous lives permits them to comprehend.  And this is why in the parable of the Talents, the allotment given to each person was portrayed as, "to each according to his own ability".   And when it is recognized that the parables are representative of universal truths that applies to all of mankind, then it must be understood that each of us brings into life what our Soul's have accomplished in the more distant past -- which reality was expressed by the Church Father Origen in the words: “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis - see The Early Church On Predestination).

If all people are born equal and the same in the eyes of God, then why in the parable of TheCall to the Wedding Banquette, some people are categorized as "invited guests", while others are not?  And if they reply that the "invited guests" are the Christians, they then open the dogmatic Pandora's box.   If Christians are the invited guests, what is their fate?  From a purely dogmatic and doctrinal perspective, a modern Christian is only required to say their prayer accepting Jesus as their personal lord and savior to supposedly receive the Promise of the Gospel -- but is this factual and true from an Original Gospel perspective?   Dogmatically, after accepting Jesus as their personal lord and savior, the modern Christian believes they are free to go about their business and normal affairs of life with no other requirements -- being saved by faith apart from works or actions.  Yet, in the version of TheCall in the Gospel of Matthew,  "...the king ...was angry, and sent his armies ...and burned their city."  In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus states: "But one after another, they all began to make excuses. The first one said, ‘I have bought a field and I need to go see it. Please excuse me.’ Another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen and I am going to try them out. Please excuse’ me. Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, so I cannot come’" (Luke 14:17-24) -- and yet, because these invited guests did not abandon their obligations of this world, and come to TheCall, it is stated that: "For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet” -- which presents the fact that a believer or invited guest can't continue in their normal life in the manner they are accustomed to living, and there are requirements set forth for the invited guests to fulfill.   Quoting the prayer which has come to be accepted by modern Christians: "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".   The teaching that this is "...a one-time sacrifice for your sins, and not obtained through works, sacraments, traditions or merits of our own" -- means that no other actions or requirements are necessary for the believer who repeats the prayer. 

To understand what is being stated in the foregoing with respect to the invited and not-invited guests, one must understand from the perspective of the parable of the talents -- i.e., "And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey" (Matt 25:15 NKJ).   The key concept here is that each person was not only entrusted with a different amount, but that each person was entrusted with an amount "...each according to his own ability."   When rightly understood within the construct of the original Gospel teachings prior to being corrupted by the Church, each person is given their lot in life in accordance with this predetermined criteria of what each soul has accomplished in their own past.  Further, what Jesus taught was that what the spiritually poor complacent people possessed, would even be taken away and be given to those who had an abundance: “Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away” (Matt 25:28-29 NKJ).   Thus, on the surface, Jesus appears to be a Robin Hood in reverse -- take from the poor, and give to the rich.

All of the above provokes the question: What is the determining factor as to why one servant was given "one talent", another was given "two talents", while another was given "five talents"?  Further, it is even more important to understand why those who can be portrayed as sinners, would not receive the same judgment and punishment as the more advanced soul.  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). Thus, the modern Christian simply has no means to understand why and how the complacent and lukewarm believer will be beaten with the stripes of greater judgment, than the unbeliever.  Which provokes the question: What is the fate of those who "...did commit things worthy of stripes" -- but they shall clearly receive far less than those who were believers and therefore knew the masters will, but did not properly prepare themselves?  This biblical statement is not only in opposition to everything that modern Christians believe, but it remains virtually impossible for modern Christians to answer this question, because a Roman Emperor suppressed and outlawed the teaching on the pre-existent soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes (see The Religion Of Roman Emperors).   And that each person enters this life in accord with the past accomplishments of their soul -- i.e., "...each according to his own ability".  

In the same way that a child inherits the genetic traits of its parents, each person inherits the Spiritual DNA of their Soul which has existed since the dawn of time.   It can in fact be stated that the Soul of each person is the cumulative manifestation of all the lifetimes that that Soul has ever lived -- and the Light of the Soul is the level of Wholeness across the Seven Kingdoms achieved in these lives (see The Source Of Soul-Light ).   The historical man Jesus became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by evolving and perfecting himself over the course of many lifetimes.   This fact is reflected in the original Gospels where Jesus became the (adopted) Son of God at his baptism in the Jordan (see TheTenWords.com ) -- but the biblical texts were edited by the fourth century Church of Constantine in order to recreate Jesus as the latest incarnation of the Mithraic sun-god.   Yet, the authorities and counterfeit shepherds of the Religion Of Roman Emperors has convinced the congregation of faith-based believers that those who walked daily with the man Jesus -- discussed all questions pertaining to man, their relationship to Jesus, and and man's relationship to God, did not possess the intelligence to comprehend what Jesus taught and conveyed to them.   And when they dogmatically corrupted even the very words that witnesses stated God spoke directly to mankind (see TheTenWords.com ), the counterfeit shepherds of the Religion Of Roman Emperors promoted the dogma that not even God possessed the Knowledge of His relationship to the man Jesus.   So they corrupted the very Words of God in order to make them support the tenets of the religion of Mithra -- i.e., the worship of the sun-god who is reborn on December 25th when the sun begins its process of rebirth and begins its climb back into the northern hemisphere.     While there are countless similarities which have been explored between Mithraism and Christianity, the most profound difference is seen in the fact that in accord with the original Gospel accounts and the primary witnesses who had spoken directly to the historical Jesus, there was no place in these original teachings of Jesus as God Incarnate.   

What the original Ten Words spoken by the Father to mankind presented, was that the original Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus remained totally faithful to the Gospel teachings.   If, as the very words of God spoken to mankind stated, that Jesus became the Messiah (Anointed/Christ) and Son of God by living the necessary Consecrated Life that enabled him to fulfill the Law within himself, then the truth of the Gospel is found in the witness of the Ebionites who held firmly to the position that Jesus "...was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity" (see Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).   When the Ebionite Nazirenes  make reference to the Law, this very much includes the Laws of Creation as portrayed in the words "...the designs/laws found throughout Nature and all of Creation".    That the historical man Jesus became the pattern for all of mankind portrayed as the lost prodigal sons, because of his success in overcoming the Laws and returning to the Kingdom of Origination, is demonstrated in the words: "He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ..."   And this confirms this statement with respect to the true potential of all of mankind that Jesus taught, as demonstrated in the words of Hippolytus when he wrote that they believed that when anyone "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs" (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34 - see http://Ebionite.com ).   And this is especially demonstrated in the words of Edward Gibbon with respect to the original meaning of the Gospel before being edited and corrupted, where it was stated that the Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus who walked with him daily -- talked and learned about God and the meaning of Life directly from Jesus -- that he was in “...supernatural union of a man and God... In their eyes, Jesus of Nazareth was a mere mortal, the legitimate son of Joseph and Mary: but he was the best and wisest of the human race, selected as the worthy instrument to restore upon earth the worship of the true and supreme Deity. When he was baptized in the Jordan, the Christ, the first of the aeons, the Son of God himself, descended on Jesus in the form of a dove, to inhabit his mind, and direct his actions during the allotted period of his ministry” (Gibbon; The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.4, P.366).  And this is why Jesus taught that he was our brother -- i.e., "Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'" (John 20:17 NIV).  In the same way that Jesus became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by evolving to a state of spiritual maturity over the course of many lifetimes, so too was the original disciples with him over the course of these previous lifetimes -- and each of the core disciples were themselves highly evolved spiritual souls who entered into that life to support the historical man Jesus in his quest to fulfill the Law within himself, and evolve to a state of Spiritual Completion.

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

What Origen is stating is that, in the beginning, each soul was created equal and the same, and their place in life is not the result of an accident, or the indiscriminate manifestation of God's Will in the form of Divine Providence -- but rather, each soul's lot in life is the result of the choices they have made in the exercise of their own freewill, and consequently is arranged “according to their merit”.   This merit is not the result of some unknown condition -- but rather, is imposed upon each individual in accordance with what they have accomplished in the previous lives their soul has lived.    Actions have consequences -- both good, bad, and even indifferent.   And that the result of our own actions come back upon us -- which means that each of us is constantly confronting self -- is the manner in which each individual soul evolves to perfection over the course of however many lifetimes is required to complete the process of mental and spiritual evolution.  

Origen then goes on to demonstrate this truth by using the very example which the Apostle Paul gave with regard to why Paul wrote that God hated Esau, and loved Jacob -- even before they were born into that life -- making reference to Paul's words: So it is written at Romans 9:13-14: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.” What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Absolutely not! For He says to Moses: “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion."   With the teachings on the pre-existent soul removed, it remains virtually impossible for the modern Christian to understand why God hated Esau and loved Jacob even before they were born into that life.  And we can see the modern dogmatic void in Origen's answer when he writes: “‘What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God?' And that he might furnish us with an opportunity of inquiring into these matters, and of ascertaining how these things do not happen without a reason, he answers himself, and says, 'God forbid.' For the same question, as it seems to me, which is raised concerning Jacob and Esau, may be raised regarding all celestial and terrestrial creatures, and even those of the lower world as well. And in like manner it seems to me, that as he there says, 'The children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil,' so it might also be said of all other things, 'When they were not yet' created, 'neither had yet done any good or evil, that the decree of God according to election may stand,' that (as certain think) some things on the one hand were created heavenly, some on the other earthly, and others, again, beneath the earth, 'not of works' (as they think), 'but of Him who calleth,' what shall we say then, if these things are so? 'Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.' As, therefore, when the Scriptures are carefully examined regarding Jacob and Esau, it is not found to be unrighteousness with God that it should be said, before they were born, or had done anything in this life, 'the elder shall serve the younger;' and as it is found not to be unrighteousness that even in the womb Jacob supplanted his brother, if we feel that he was worthily beloved by God, according to the deserts of his previous life, so as to deserve to be preferred before his brother”.

God did not hate Esau and love Jacob for no reason!   To even believe such a preposterous concept of Divine Wisdom, is to affirm Peter's assertion that the Gentiles believe these absurdities because “their minds are accustomed to take in things spoken against God" (see Books With The Power To Deceive).   Respecting the Divine Order of Creation, Origen then continues referring to Paul’s Epistle to the Romans and goes on to explain: “For God must be believed to do and order all things and at all times according to His judgment. For the words which the apostle uses when he says, ‘In a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and of earth, and some to honor and some to dishonor;' and those which he adds, saying, 'If a man purge himself, he will be a vessel unto honor, sanctified and meet for the Master's use, unto every good work,' undoubtedly point out this, that he who shall purge himself when he is in this life, will be prepared for every good work in that which is to come; while he who does not purge himself will be, according to the amount of his impurity, a vessel unto dishonor, i.e., unworthy. It is therefore possible to understand that there have been also formerly rational vessels, whether purged or not, i.e., which either purged themselves or did not do so, and that consequently every vessel, according to the measure of its purity or impurity, received a place, or region, or condition by birth, or an office to discharge, in this world. All of which, down to the humblest, God providing for and distinguishing by the power of His wisdom, arranges all things by His controlling judgment, according to a most impartial retribution, so far as each one ought to be assisted or cared for in conformity with his deserts. In which certainly every principle of equity is shown, while the inequality of circumstances preserves the justice of a retribution according to merit. But the grounds of the merits in each individual case are only recognized truly and clearly by God Himself, along with His only-begotten Word, and His Wisdom, and the Holy Spirit”.

Origen again demonstrates that our lot in life is the result of our own soul's previous deeds and actions, and writes: “For God the Creator makes a certain vessel unto honor, and other vessels to dishonor; but that vessel which has cleansed itself from all impurity He makes a vessel unto honor, while that which has stained itself with the filth of vice He makes a vessel unto dishonor. The conclusion from which, accordingly, is this, that the cause of each one's actions is a pre-existing one; and then every one, according to his deserts, is made by God either a vessel unto honor or dishonor. Therefore every individual vessel has furnished to its Creator out of itself the causes and occasions of its being formed by Him to be either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor. And if the assertion appear correct, as it certainly is, and in harmony with all piety, that it is due to previous causes that every vessel be prepared by God either to honor or to dishonor, it does not appear absurd that, in discussing remoter causes in the same order, and in the same method, we should come to the same conclusion respecting the nature of souls, and (believe) that this was the reason why Jacob was beloved before he was born into this world, and Esau hated, while he still was contained in the womb of his mother”.

On the pre-Nicene teaching on the pre-existent Soul, St. Jerome (340-420) wrote: “The doctrine of transmigration (reincarnation) has been secretly taught from ancient times to small numbers of people, as a traditional truth which was not to be divulged”    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, which portrayed the Church as a "secret system" which taught the elect the doctrine of the soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes, while teaching the unenlightened entry-level Christians the doctrine of Heaven and Hell.    It is said that this work was widely published and used by the Pagan world as an attack on the Church.   Seventy years after its publication The True Word was still so widely circulated, that the Church Father Origen was commissioned by St. Ambrosius to refute this attack by Celsus.   Among the official reply to Celsus by the Church is this teaching: "Is it not rational that souls should be introduced into bodies, in accordance with their merits and previous deeds, and that those who have used their bodies in doing the utmost possible good should have the right to bodies endowed with qualities superior to the bodies of others?... The soul, which is immaterial and invisible in its nature, exists in no material place without having a body suited to the nature of that place; accordingly, it at one time puts off one body, which was necessary before, but which is no longer adequate in its changed state, and it exchanges it for a second".   And in his famed work De Principiis the Church Father Origen explains: "The soul has neither beginning nor end... Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life.  Its place in this world as a vessel appointed to honor or dishonor is determined by its previous merits or demerits. Its work in this world determines its place in the world which is to follow this..."   This was the official position and doctrine of the Christianity prior to the take-over of the Church by the Emperor Constantine in the year 325AD.   And the teachings of Origen and the Church Fathers on the pre-existent soul were embraced until being condemned by the Emperor Justinian in the year 553.   Because the Church since the Roman take-over has embraced the manmade doctrines of the Emperors who ruled over the Church and its accepted doctrines of belief, the faithful flock has remained entry-level and spiritually disenfranchised throughout the intervening centuries. 

In the year 553 the Emperor Justinian convened the 5th Ecumenical Council where, quoting the Catholic Encyclopedia, "...the council opened on 5 May, 553, in spite of the protestations of Pope Vigilius, who though at Constantinople, refused to attend it... before the opening of the council, which had been delayed by the resistance of the pope, the bishops already assembled at Constantinople had to consider, by order of the emperor, a form of Origenism that had practically nothing in common with Origen..." Quoting the Britannica: "After the council, Justinian banished the pope to Egypt , and afterwards to an island, until he accepted the Council, which he ultimately did." The result is that the very foundational doctrines that are necessary to begin to mature beyond an elementary level, were not only anathema -- but have yet to be corrected to this very day.   In the same way that the religious doctrines of the pagan emperors were imposed on the church in the fourth century, this remained true into the sixth century when the doctrine of the pre-existent soul was outlawed.  

Once again what we are presented with is the determining factor as to why one servant was given "one talent", another was given "two talents", while another was given "five talents"?    And that each person enters this life in accord with the past accomplishments of their soul -- i.e., "...each according to his own ability".   Those souls who perpetually embrace the thinking and cultures of this world, make virtually no spiritual gains -- and thus, they are portrayed as those who only receive one talent.   Those prodigal sons and daughters who have begun to seek Truth by Living the Truth in word, thought, desire and deed, are those who received two talents.   And those who over the course of many lifetimes have been sincere seekers of Truth and the Inner Kingdom, are those portrayed as having received five talents.   Thus, the statement of Truth presented by the Church Father Origen: “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis).   

Many of the teachings that were suppressed and removed by the Roman Church have been preserved in the Gospel of Thomas.   While what is revealed in the Gospel of Thomas saying 84 may sound strange to the modern Christian, it represents an important foundational teaching that was removed from the Gospels by the later Pagan Church of Rome (see http://BibleCorruption.com ).   What is our true nature and form?   Our Soul is our True-Self, and is the Being of Light that many people encounter in the published accounts of what is known as the Near Death Experience (see Being Of Light).    And one of the realities that is unknown today, is the fact that you need not physically die, in order to come into the presence of the Being of Light within you -- i.e., your true soul-self.    In fact, one of the primary objectives of the Gospel is to enable the believer to draw near and actually become At-One with their higher Soul-Self who is a Being of Light -- and thereby prevail over the forces of this world -- manifesting the Heavenly Kingdom within one's self -- and walking the earth as a one's true self, a Being of Light.   But herein lies the problem: Men and Women look at their reflected image in a mirror, and they think they are seeing the true being that they are.   And thus, because of man's own ignorance of his true self and form, this higher reality could not be revealed to men of a carnal mindset who Paul correctly portrays as being of an "animal-soul" level of consciousness (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature  http://SoulSelf.org#AnimalNature ), it remains impossible for organic man to grasp the higher realities of the soul and the Kingdom of God.   Yet, if each person is to overcome the ignorance of this world with respect to our true nature and form, then it is important to begin to recognize the reality of self that is being portrayed in the Gospel of Thomas saying 84, and is conveyed in the words: (84) Jesus said, "When you see your likeness, you rejoice. But when you see your images which came into being before you, and which neither die nor become manifest, how much you will have to bear!"   What is being stated?   Saying 84 presents what is portrayed as YOUR LIKENESS, and YOUR IMAGES.   It does not say: When you see God -- and this is because you dwell within the reality of your own soul-self -- and it is your soul-self that is in the above portrayed as "your likeness" that dwells within God.   When rightly understood, we only dwell within God by proxy.    

From a Gospel perspective, that those who can only receive the one talent in the parable of the talents (see Parable Of The Talents), cannot hear the Living Words spoken of at John 5:24 that permits them to "...cross over from death to life” -- because they are the walking dead that Jesus spoke of who cannot hear or see beyond the physical (see The Dead Know Nothing).   Why?  Because they are carnal and their consciousness is grounded in the earth, and have only advanced through the first stage of physical birth, they fail to Know Themselves, and they dwell in the poverty of darkness which is inherent in the womb of Mother-Earth -- i.e., the Gospel of Thomas declares: "...But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty". 

Who are we?   What are we?   Until you can first answer these questions, you will remain totally ignorant of both God and your own higher soul-reality.    We cannot even be known by God, so long as we remain a divided expression of our higher soul-self.    Only, when we overcome our divided natures, and bring about the next stage of birth where we manifest our soul and true-self in the body, can we even begin to Know God.  The Gospel of Thomas states: "Jesus said, When you see your likeness, you rejoice"  -- and it is this likeness that is our own source of Being -- our soul-self, who is the Being of Light in the Near Death Experience.  And the Gospel of Thomas asks the question: "...But when you see your images which came into being before you, and which neither die nor become manifest, how much you will have to bear!"    These images which came into being before you, are the past lives that your soul-self has previously lived, that have all failed to bring about the next stage of soul-birth that Jesus taught was necessary to enter the Kingdom.  And thus, these past images which your Soul and True-Self has lived, remain within the House of the Soul as the experiences of failed lives that never became manifest.   Which means that as a failed-image, you will neither go to Glory with God, nor will you reincarnate -- and lacking the permanence of the Soul, you will remain forever in the House of the Soul. 

The reality of man’s plight in this world is that he is an embryonic image of his pre-existent soul that has entered into this realm in order to perfect those laws and elements that he must overcome.   In the same way that a fetus is an embryonic copy of its parents, our mind is an embryonic image of our soul.   In the same way a fetus must grow and mature in accordance with the pattern of its parents, our mind must grow and mature in the pattern of our soul.   When our mind grows in the culture of this world, and becomes alienated from our soul, then our life becomes synonymous with the miscarriage of a fetus whose defect fails to develop it in accordance with its physical genetic pattern.   What this means is that the Original Teaching on the pre-existent Soul that evolves to Completion of the course of many incarnations, has virtually little in common with the Eastern doctrine of reincarnation.  But the fact that the failed images of the Soul that did not become "manifest" continues to dwell as a sub-personality within the House of the Soul, means that both doctrines must be recognized as "entry-level", and both are misconceptions of a higher reality that "natural" man in his organic condition of mind, is incapable of comprehending.   The Higher Reality of the Soul that Paul warns is incomprehensible from an organic condition of mind, is explored at http://SoulSelf.org .

What this means is that the vast majority of people don't remember the previous lives their Soul lived, because the soul-image that they are in the present, never lived those previous lives.   Yet, within the Higher Reality of the Soul all the previous incarnations that are portrayed as soul-images in the Gospel of Thomas, continue to live and dwell within the House or Mind-Matrix of the Soul.  And one of the primary objectives of the Original Teachings of Jesus and TheWay, was to free the person they are in this world from that condition that Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being ( http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org ), and open the connection to the being they are in this world, with their higher Soul-Self -- and ultimately with the Final Stage of Birth, to move into a Condition of At-Oneness with the Indwelling Logos/Mind of God.

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The fact that you don't remember the actual past-life events that are responsible for orchestrating what you are experiencing in the present, is because you dwell in a state of "bondage" -- and because you are a slave to the debts your Soul incurred in previous lives, your own mental development and advancement has been derailed (see Arrested Mental Development).   At best, because you have not put on the required "wedding garment" and come to TheCall (see The Call) -- i.e., "'Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and throw him into the outer darkness; there is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.' For many are called, but few chosen." —Matthew 22:14) -- you are presently dwelling in the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness).  Stricken with Spiritual Amnesia -- totally alienated from one's own True Self -- unable to enter the Inner Kingdom -- unable to communicate and learn from the Indwelling Logos that is the One Teacher that the people of the New Covenant must learn from (see True Prophet).  And at its worst, you are presently confined to your own self-imposed  Prison.  And no real progress can be achieved, until you understand that what you experience in the present has been orchestrated in the actions of your Soul's previous lives -- which actions have returned back to you as in the statement: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV).  And it is these debts that incur the condition of "bondage", that inhibits people from becoming free of the limitations of the Laws, and receiving the Divine Manna that can only be given to those who overcome and prevail over self -- i.e., "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.  To him who overcomes, to him I will give of the hidden manna" (Rev 2:17).   Allegorically, the account of the Children of Israel being held as slaves in Egypt which means The House of Bondage, portrays the seeker who has yet to free themselves from the debts incurred against the Royal Law of Creator-Gods.   Christians can't understand the teachings on the Laws and The Prison, because they are not of the same mindset as what is necessary to understand the Gospels (see The Biblical Foundation Mindset) -- the teachings on the pre-existent Soul by the pre-Nicene Church Fathers (see The Early Church On Predestination) -- and the suppression of this ultra-important teaching by the Church of Rome (see The Religion Of Roman Emperors).     

In the Torah, the Children of Israel had to travail 40 years in the (spiritual) wilderness -- being nourished only by "manna from heaven".   They could not make this manna themselves.  They could not obtain manna from any source in this world.  There was no manna peddlers or clergy-type manna dispensers.   Manna could only be provided by One Source -- directly from God.   And with the exception of the sixth day preceding the Sabbath, no more manna was given than could and would be consumed in that day -- allegorically indicating that Divine Manna could not and can not be dispensed all at once in bulk -- but has to be provided step by step, as the seeker progressed upon each level of evolving spiritual maturity.   And this is why the first century Elder Ignatius -- as with all the biblical authors -- understood that the mind of the believer must be matured, as demonstrated when he wrote in his Epistle to the Trallaus that: “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”.  Which is why Paul warned the Christian who he personally taught the "traditions" of the Gospel: "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ).   Stating to the body of confirmed and baptized believers who he stated had received all truth and knowledge pertaining to the elementary "traditions" of Christ: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).  Thus, what Paul was stating that for "natural" man to comprehend the Higher Knowledge of man's Soul and Spiritual Reality, he had to evolve his mind beyond he organic human condition.   

What is required to receive and comprehend this higher spiritual knowledge that could only be understood by those who had achieved the necessary level of spiritual maturity?  Only about 10% of man's mind relates to the things of this world -- and the larger 90% of mind remains undeveloped and mentally flat-lined because of its intellectual abandonment and atrophied condition.  The dormant spheres of mind that do not correspond to this physical world must become activated and developed -- in order for the believer to begin to perceive and grasp his own higher soul and spiritual reality.   And this expansion of organic human conscious beyond normal physical limits is what is portrayed in the process: "Whom will he teach knowledge? And whom will he make to understand the message? Those just weaned from milk? Those just drawn from the breasts? For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little" (Isa 28:9-10 NKJ).    In the same way that an infant grows into a child and adult one step at a time, so too does the process of mental-expansion take place line upon line.     

The Gospel of Thomas declares: "When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living Father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty... Whoever finds himself is superior to the world".  But what is the Self that the seeker must come to know in order to fulfill the adage to Know Thyself?  The Gospel of Thomas does not proclaim that if you don't know God, you dwell in poverty -- because it is impossible to Know God, without first fulfilling the ancient adage to Know Thyself.   And man cannot know the higher reality of his Soul, until he re-forms the Divine Pattern portrayed in the allegorical account of Adam and Eve, into a Condition of abiding Oneness within himself. "The soul...", writes St. Teresa, is as “a castle made of a single diamond… in which there are many rooms, just as in Heaven there are many mansions”. (see Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila).

Our souls -- i.e., our Higher Soul-Self -- is asexual, in that it is the balance of all that the Fullness of Man and Woman Embodies -- dwelling in Perfect Harmony and Wholeness (see The Trinity - Divine Pattern - Linear vs Intuitive Development Of The Mind ).   In the allegorical Genesis account, the original Adam which means mankind -- and therefore does not personify a single person -- can be portrayed as the embodiment of an undivided AdamEve -- wherein like our Soul and True-Self, the polarities of male and female exist in a state of absolute ONENESS.  Therefore, in the First Creation account of Genesis it is stated: "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them" (Gen 1:27 - see also The Natural Laws And The Two Creation Accounts).  The division of male and female did not exist in the first and primary Creation account -- and yet, male and female existed in the personification of Adam -- meaning all of mankind.   And in many ways this First Creation Account can be portrayed as the Creation of man's Higher Soul-Reality -- where the Soul is the embodiment of the Unity of Male/Female in the Higher Reality of the Soul who is a Being of Light that has existed since the Alpha or Dawn of Time.  What this also means is that the Unified Opposites of Male and Female expressed themselves through the Third-Force Balance of Mind -- and if you could communicate with your Higher Soul-Self, your Soul would portray itself as the Mental-Mind.  Why Mental-Mind?  Since all Duality is balanced in the Third-Force, the Soul is the balance between man's Spiritual Nature, that can be portrayed as the Spiritual-Mind -- and man's Physical Nature which can be portrayed as the Physical-Mind.  In the parable of the Two Sons (aka the Prodigal Son), the duality is portrayed in the two sons -- and the Third-Force Balance is in the Soul.   Which means that the Light of the Soul or Being of Light, is determined by the Evolution of the Two Sons in the parable (see The Evolving Soul ).   And this Threefold Self of both God and the Soul, is the basis of the Doctrine of the Trinity that was hijacked and corrupted by the fourth-century Church of Rome.  From the perspective of our own True-Self -- i.e., our Soul-Self (see http://SoulSelf.org ) that is a Being of Light (see http://BeingOfLight.com ) -- the Light of our Soul or True-Self is the expression of the Wholeness of the Male and Female paradoxical opposites that is the Source of our Being.

Our Soul or True-Self exists in a Twelve-Dimensional Higher Realm of Soul -- and in the same way that in the second Genesis Creation account Male and Female are divided when Eve was removed from Adam (ManKind), the fullness of the Twelve-Dimensional Soul cannot fully manifest in this three-dimensional earthly/physical realm.  Which means that the fist Creation account allegorically portrays that Higher Soul-Reality where Male and Female exist in Oneness -- and are expressed in the Light of the Soul or Mental-Mind.  But because the Soul which dwells in a Higher Twelve-Dimensional Reality, cannot manifest in this Three-Dimensional world, the second Creation Account portrays the division of Male/Female with the feminine and masculine natures were separated -- being expressed in the lower reality of man and woman.  And while we exist in this world as an embryonic image of our higher soul-selves (see Man As An Embryonic Soul-Image ), so long as we remain divided across the spectrum of the polarities of male and female, it will remain virtually impossible for us to embrace our Ultimate Destiny.   Because of the Holographic Divine Pattern, each of us was born into this world as a Cosmic Ovum and Sperm that must be reunited within us, in order to be restored to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination (GateOfEden.com).   As stated in The Mystics Perception - Women Created On A Higher Plane Than Men, only when this interaction of male/female opposite polarities is understood, can we begin to understand woman as the "help-meet" and primary savior of man (see Woman As Man's Help-Meet And Savior ).   Why?  Woman not only completes man -- but becomes a surrogate for the man's feminine nature that enables his development through the deepening and expansion of mind -- which brings about both his and her higher spiritual development.   In the same way that a man is totally dependent upon woman to manifest his offspring, the male is virtually totally dependent upon the feminine in order to bring about the development, deepening and expansion of mind, which is absolutely necessary to initiate and bring about the next stage of birth -- i.e., "Jesus answered and said to him, Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:3).  In the same way that unless the male-sperm and the female-ovum combine into a Whole Embryo and develop through the stages that permits birth, the same is holographically true of man and woman as a Cosmic Ovum and Sperm on the next mental-level of development and birth.   

In the Gospel of Thomas the disciples posed the question to Jesus: "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?" To which question Jesus replied: "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."  In order to enter into what is portrayed as the Kingdom, you must achieve the subsequent stages of birth, and become a Child of the Kingdom -- i.e., "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?"   This teaching and reality on how to achieve the necessary subsequent stages of birth is not understood today, because the teachings were removed from the Gospels and suppressed (see The Mystery Of The Children). 

When physicist Walter Thirring stated in his book, Urbausteine der Materie about the nature and reality of physical matter that modern physics “...has put our thinking about the essence of matter in a different context.   It has taken our gaze from the visible - the particles - to the underlying entity, the field.   The presence of matter is merely a disturbance of the perfect state of the field at that place; something accidental, one could almost say, a ‘blemish’.   Accordingly, there are no simple laws describing the forces between elementary particles… Order and symmetry must be sought in the underlying field” -- what he was confirming is that what man sees with his physical eyes, is an image that has been projected into this world of appearances from an UNSEEN CAUSAL FIELD.  In the same way, Einstein experienced shock when he first came into contact with the new emerging reality of atomic physics, and wrote in his autobiography: “All my attempts to adapt the theoretical foundation of physics to this [new type of] knowledge failed completely. It was as if the ground had been pulled out from under one, with no firm foundation to be seen anywhere, upon which one could have built”.  In much the same fashion, the European physicist Niels Bohr stated that “…The great extension of our experience in recent years has brought to light the insufficiency of our simple mechanical conceptions and, as a consequence, has shaken the foundation on which the customary interpretation of observation was based.”  What this means is exactly as stated by Einstein when he stated: “We may therefore regard matter as being constituted by the regions of space in which the field is extremely intense… There is no place in this new kind of physics both for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality” (quoted in M. Capek, The Philosophical Impact of Contemporary Physics).  What is being stated is that the primary focus of science where only what was seen with one's physical eyes, has now been rendered inadequate and incomplete -- it being focused totally on observable matter -- because the emerging body of facts and evidence now demonstrates that what we perceive physically, is a projection from an UNSEEN Source where True Reality exists.  Which provokes the question: What is being projected?  Thus, the statement by astronomer James Jeans: “Today there is a wide measure of agreement… that the stream of knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine”; and the statement by astronomer Arthur Eddington: “The stuff of the universe is mind-stuff” -- both demonstrate the reality that there is nothing but Projected Thought.   Which means that you are a thought that is being projected in this world by your True-Self that dwells in the reality of an UNSEEN CAUSAL FIELD.  

An interesting statement was made by Niels Bohr, the renowned physicist who once responded to his son's complaints about the obtuse nature of certain concepts in physics by saying (Quoted from The Monroe Institute Of Applied Sciences): "'You are not thinking, you are merely being logical.' The physics of altered human consciousness deals with some conceptualizations that are not easily grasped or visualized exclusively in the context of ordinary 'left brain' linear thinking. So, to borrow Dr. Bohr's mode of expression, parts of this paper will require not only logic but a touch of right brain intuitive insight to achieve a complete comfortable grasp of the concepts involved. Nevertheless, once that is done, I am confident that their construction and application will stand up to the test of rational critique."   And herein lies the great obstacle to human development that linear-intellectuals don't at all understand -- i.e., the reality that the linear programming of the mind which is the agenda of our educational systems -- including the reading of countless books, rote memorization and traditional study -- only serves to inhibit the development of the intuitive spheres of mind -- and it is the lack of balance between the inward looking (feminine) Intuitive-reflective and the outward looking (masculine) Linear-rational that inhibits the development of the mind beyond a certain very shallow organic physical level of maturity (see Animal-Soul Consciousness).    And it is this suppression of the (feminine) Intuitive that has the effect of inhibiting true-thought and the ability of the mind to truly begin to think (see The Ignorant Anti-Perception Of Women).   Without the interactive influx of the Linear and Intuitive spheres of mind, the logical thinking of man will remain flat-lined and mentally disenfranchised from man's own higher reality -- unable to grasp the true totality of what he sees. 

As stated in Linear Vs Intuitive Development Of Mind, the male who is Linear oriented, and the female who is Intuitively oriented, embody the two columns of the Tree of Duality that are comprised by the Linear (male/outward looking) and Intuitive (female/inward looking) spheres of mind.   And when Niels Bohr said to his son that "You are not thinking, you are merely being logical", thought requires the developed balance of the Intuitive and Linear spheres of Mind in the Center spheres of the pattern of mind as personified in the diagram of the Tree of Life.   And what this also means is that while there is Rational Reasoning based upon an outward looking Linear perception of reality, this outward Reasoning is no more valid than the Reasoning based upon the inward looking Intuitive spheres of mind.  Which means that true Reasoning can only be achieved when the inward perceptive reasoning is united and in harmony with the inward intuitive reasoning evolved to a higher plane of Enlightened Mind.  

In their original condition the Gospels contained important spiritual teachings and concepts that developed the Intuitive and balanced the Linear in preparation for the seeker/disciple to employ the process of Anamnesis to begin to connect with the seeker's inner Soul-Self, and then prepare them to receive the Divine Manna of the Kingdom.   The Gospels were not themselves the Divine Manna.   No one could read the Gospels and perceive the Divine Manna.  Because the Gospels were a text-book on the transformational changes that the seeker/disciple had to bring about in their own lives to begin to receive the Divine Manna that can only be imparted to a seeker in accord with their condition and ability to receive the Spiritual Nourishment (Knowledge) that can only be received directly from God.    But because modern man has permitted himself to become alienated from his True-Self and Spiritually Disenfranchised by virtue of the rote programming of the Linear spheres of mind, the suppression of the Intuitive spheres of mind (see The Mental Cause Of Gender Violence), and the fact that the Churches have embraced the error of the Jews in throwing away the Key of Knowledge when reading and interpreting the scriptures, the whole of our thinking has been rendered mentally flat-lined.

As I have written, the scriptures are not historical -- but rather, present to the reader the blueprint of the mind and the Laws and Forces of Consciousness.  And once again turning to physicist Niels Bohr where he stated: “The fact that religions through the ages have spoken in images, parables, and paradoxes means simply that there are no other ways of grasping the reality to which they refer. But that does not mean that it is not a genuine reality. And splitting this reality into an objective and a subjective side won’t get us very far.”   In recognizing the Higher Reality of Mind that exists in the UNSEEN (ÆTHERIC) FIELD), this connection to the Higher Mind cannot be achieved through the outward looking Linear spheres of mind -- but only through the inward looking Intuitive spheres of mind.   Thus, the traditional linear composed and written books, rote memorization and traditional study is actually an impediment to the development of the inward looking Intuitive.  Which can only be developed and accessed through what Niels Bohr correctly portrays as the allegorical "...images, parables, and paradoxes means simply that there are no other ways of grasping the reality to which they refer."   When Paul warned the baptized and confirmed Christians that "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food...", it was because the mind must evolve through the interaction of the Linear and Intuitive spheres that enable the seeker to develop the process of Anamnesis -- which enables the seeker to harness the power and abilities of the Intuitive, which permits the seeker to look Inwardly and begin to tap into the Logos of God.   And this cannot be accomplished through the traditional linear composed and written books, rote memorization and traditional study -- but only through the allegorical "...images, parables, and paradoxes means simply that there are no other ways of grasping the reality to which they refer."    

As stated in the beginning of this article (see The Reality Of The Original Gospels), the objective of the scriptures was to evolve the seeker/believer to a mature and enlightened condition of mind.  And thus, the authors did not create linear-minded historical accounts that would fail to develop the inward looking Intuitive -- which is why the Apostle Peter as quoted by his disciple Clement in the Homilies that "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without".   To read the Gospels in accord with "...the understanding of our own mind", is to interpret them from a Linear literal or historical perception.  Or to read the Gospels from the perspective of "...a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without", is to inhibit the primary purpose which is to develop the seekers own Intuitive spheres of mind which enables them to begin to develop and utilize the process of Anamnesis to tap into the Inner Source of Knowledge that exists in the UNSEEN (ÆTHERIC) FIELD and the person's own Higher Soul-Mind, and receive the Divine Manna of the Kingdom.     

No amount of linear derived knowledge -- no amount of traditional education -- no amount of book-knowledge -- no amount of teachings or instruction -- can either develop the Intuitive spheres of mind, or provide access to the Higher Areas of Mind that exist in the person's own Higher Soul-Mind.  And it is this development of the seekers mind that is the sole purpose of the scriptures -- which utilized allegorical symbols that act as catalysts that connect the person we are in this world with our inner Self -- utilizing a quasi-historical facade that is in most instances factually and historically inaccurate -- in order to develop the Intuitive and utilize the process of Anamnesis to slowly bring about the deepening and expansion of mind that enables the seeker to learn directly from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God portrayed as the True Prophet.   Which means that when critics portray the scriptures as being poorly written -- contradicting other Gospels -- that they contain countless inconsistencies and discordances -- that they plagiarized other religions -- and that they totally lack continuity with the Old Testament -- they fail to understand the higher purpose and objective of the Sacred Writings.  And in their linear-minded critique, they sentence themselves to a life of being mentally inhibited and flat-lined, and spiritually disenfranchised.   And because from the perspective of the allegorical Genesis account then eat the fruit of the Tree of Duality, then orchestrate their own (mental and spiritual) death.

In the parable of the Sower and the Seed, the ability to receive the Divine Manna is in direct relation to that person's ability to become the "good ground" that permits the Living Word to evolve them into a condition of Spiritual Maturity.  To ignore this parable as modern Christians do, is to render them spiritually impotent and disenfranchised.   When the disciples asked Jesus about the meaning of the parable of the Sower and the Seed, Jesus replied: “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).  Which means that only those who have become a sincere and genuine disciple of TheWay -- abandoning the thinking, mindset and lifestyles of this world -- and travailing in TheWay in strict accord with the original Gospel teachings -- can understand the true spiritual meaning of the Gospel.  As Jesus confirmed: “Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?” (Mark 4:13).   Which means that unless you transform yourself into what is portrayed in the parable as the "good ground", it will remain impossible for you to perceive beneath the allegorical facade of the Gospels, and understand the true spiritual meaning.  And while the literal text of the Gospels were designed to be used as a basis for one's life -- and does not inflict that damage that Peter portrays as Bad Beliefs About God as is the case with the Old Testament -- unless you undergo the transformation that opens your heart and mind to the inner spiritual meaning -- enabling you to receive the Divine Manna directly from the indwelling Logos/Son of God -- you will remain immature and undeveloped.  

In the Greek language this higher Knowledge is rendered differently than the knowledge of man -- thereby differentiating the difference between the wisdom and knowledge of man -- and in the Greek language this very different form of Experiential Spiritual-Received Knowledge is portrayed as Gnosis.  And when rightly understood, there exists words and realties that cannot be redefined by man.   Therefore, Gnosis is a portrayal of one of those words that are beyond man's ability to redefine -- and it indicates Spiritual Knowledge revealed and received directly to man by God.   What is portrayed in the Greek word Gnosis, cannot be written in a book.   It cannot be taught by one man to another.   Gnosis is not at all an alternative historical tradition that was suppressed by the Church or any other group.   Gnosis has nothing to do with the wisdom of this world.   It is impossible to study Gnosis in a school, college or university.   Those scriptures which have been labeled Gnostic Scriptures, are not -- and they contain no Divine Manna whatsoever.   And while the allegorical text may present differing accounts in the historical facade of the written word, what is being presented is nothing more than a different allegorical cloak.   When it is acknowledged that it is impossible to portray or present the higher reality of the Soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom in a comprehensible format -- whether spoken or written -- to man in his untransformed "animal-soul" level of natural organic consciousness (see Animal-Soul), the whole fabrication of Gnostic Gospels is a bogus spiritual fraud created by the self-proclaimed Orthodox Church.   The fact that different groups use a different allegorical facade in their sacred writings, does not at all mean that these writings contain the Divine Manna or Gnosis.   Many Christian groups did not want any connection to the Old Testament that Peter correctly portrayed as the Books With The Power To Deceive which promote Bad Beliefs About God to the masses that causes them to be spiritually disenfranchised.  These Christian groups understood that the Jews were not the chosen people of God as the self-proclaimed Orthodox Church proclaimed -- and did not want their own body of believers to suffer the same fate as those who embraced the folly of Replacement Theology.   They therefore used different allegorical accounts that did not make any connection to the Jews.  

The Gospel of Thomas portrays this world as dwelling in a state of abject intellectual poverty, because the wisdom of this world is devoid of the essential elements of what can be portrayed as Higher Spiritual Knowledge -- the Divine Manna of the Kingdom -- or, in the Greek language what is portrayed as Gnosis.   Therefore, any religious group that is anti-Gnosis, is against receiving the Divine Manna of the Kingdom that only God can dispense -- and has no part in the True Original Gospel purpose, meaning and objectives of the scriptures -- which must be used as a text-book to be fully embraced by those seeking the Divine Manna of the Kingdom.  In the Book of Numbers, chapter 11, those who desire the doctrines and dogma of men -- i.e., the wisdom of this world -- are allegorically portrayed as those seeking to eat the meat they had previously consumed when they were slaves in Egypt.   In the allegorical account, they were provided quails to eat instead of the manna which they rejected.  And while the dead-flesh was still in their mouths, they were struck down and perished.   And allegorically, what is portrayed is the fate of those who cling to the doctrines and dogma of men for their nourishment, while rejecting and standing in opposition to receiving the Divine Manna (Gnosis) that can only be received directly from the Hand of God by those who transform themselves into the "good ground" that is able to receive and receive the Divine Manna while they travail in TheWay (see The Original Teachings Have Nothing In Common With Church Dogma ).   The primary purpose of the scriptures is to be used as a text-book that brings about the expansion and deepening of mind and consciousness, thereby enabling the seeker to begin to receive the Divine Manna (Gnosis) of the Kingdom -- which can only be received in accord with each person's desire and ability to transform their body and mind into the "good ground".    

One of the primary purposes and objectives of the Gospels was to employ the process of Anamnesis as a means to nourish the mind of the seeker/disciple by the Divine Manna of the Kingdom while they are in their transition stage of travailing in the spiritual wilderness of TheWay.    In the same way that while in the wilderness the Children of Israel were nourished by the manna from heaven, the true seeker is nourished by the Divine Manna of the Kingdom -- both of which in the Greek language is portrayed as Gnosis.  Under the heading of Gnosticism, the Encyclopedia Britannica states: “Among the majority of the followers of the movement, 'Gnosis' was understood not as meaning 'knowledge' or 'understanding', in our sense of the word, but 'revelation'. These little Gnostic sects and groups all lived in the conviction that they possessed a secret and mysterious knowledge, in no way accessible to those outside, which was not to be proved or propagated, but believed in by the initiated, and anxiously guarded as a secret. This knowledge of theirs was not based on reflection, on scientific inquiry and proof, but on revelation. It was derived directly from the times of primitive Christianity, from the Savior himself and from his disciples and friends, with whom they claimed to be connected by a secret tradition, or else from later prophets, of whom many sects boasted. It was laid down in wonderful mystic writings, which were in the possession of the various circles”.  Those Christians who had prepared themselves to receive the Higher Knowledge imparted directly to them by the Logos, must be understood as the Christians who Paul portrayed as having gone beyond the "milk" of the Gospel, and were able to receive the "solid food" from Spirit -- i.e., “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit” (1 Cor 2:10 KJV).   

Regarding these two groups of Christians -- i.e., the faith-based entry-level immature Christians who could only be given what Paul called the "testimony" of Christ (see Animal-Soul) which the Church Father Origen defined 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) -- and the spiritually mature Christians who were no longer in need of the "milk" of the Gospel intended to nourish "babes in Christ", Smith and Wace's Dictionary of Christian Biography states: “We have no reason to think that the earliest Gnostics intended to found sects separated from the Church and called after their own names. Their disciples were to be Christians, elevated above the rest as acquainted with deeper mysteries, and called Gnostikoi because possessed of a Gnosis superior to the simple faith of the multitude… They also boasted to be in possession of genuine apostolical traditions, deriving their doctrines, some from St. Paul, others from St. Peter, and others again from Judas, Thomas, Philip, and Matthew. In addition moreover, to [this] secret doctrine which they professed to have received by oral tradition, they appealed also to alleged writings of the apostles themselves or their disciples”.  Which, while ignored by the faith-based Christians, is confirmed in the ignored words of Jesus when he was asked by his disciples why he ONLY spoke to the multitudes in parables: “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).

When Paul uses the term Christ -- the English translation of the word is the Anointing (Messiah/Christ) -- and the objective of the teachings of the New Covenant is embodied in the words: "My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you" (Gal 4:19 KJV).   If the believer received Christ with baptism, or the saying of a prayer accepting the Lord as their personal savior, then these words could never have been written by Paul to the congregation of the Galatians.   Even though the congregation had turned to Christ, Paul speaks of the process of birth that must be brought about "...until Christ be formed in you".   The dictionary defines the word travail:  "(1) very hard work; toil (2) labor pains; pains of childbirth (3) intense pain; agony".   Thus, the birth process that transforms the believer from a "babe in Christ", to a "mature and perfect" disciple who has experienced Christ formed in them, requires great effort that is not in any manner represented in modern Christian Church doctrine.  

The arduous objective of striving to achieve the next stage of birth, is further presented in the goal that all those who are of an organic mind and spiritually immature, will over the course of many lifetimes evolve "to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ" (Eph 4:13 NKJ).   But to understand what Paul is presenting, it is important to understand one of the surviving quotations of the Original Matthew  known as the Gospel of the Hebrews/Ebionites where St. Jerome preserved the text at the baptism (quoting Jerome): "But according to the gospel which the Nazaraeans read, written up in Hebrew speech: The whole fount of the holy spirit shall descend over him.... Further on in the gospel of which we made mention above we find these things written: But it happened that, when the Lord ascended from the water, the whole fount of the holy spirit descended and rested over him, and said to him: My son, in all the prophets I was expecting you, that you should come, and I might rest in you. You indeed are my rest. You are my firstborn son, who reigns in eternity."   To which Jerome correctly explains  "not partially as in the case of other holy men."

While the prophets and holy men of the past had received the Anointing (Messiah/Christ) that enabled them to understand the Mysteries of the Kingdom to the degree that they were able to receive the Anointing, only the historical man Jesus had so fulfilled the Law within himself, and was therefore able to receive "...the whole fount of the Holy Spirit".   Thus, this original teaching is preserved by the early Church writer Hippolytus when he stated that it was the position of the Ebionite followers of Jesus that he "was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ."  And in speaking of this original Ebionite Nazirene position, he writes that when each disciple "...thus fulfills the law, they are able to become Christs, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity."  (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).   And it is this spiritually evolved objective of the teachings of the New Covenant that Paul is making reference to when he states that each believer is to be matured into "...a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ" (Eph 4:13 NKJ).  

After reading the foregoing where the biblical authors warn that it is impossible for a man of a "natural" human consciousness to read the literal text of the scriptures and discern the higher truth and understand the inner spiritual meaning of the written word, every SINCERE Christian should want to know why Paul warned that it was impossible for the baptized and confirmed Christians who he personally taught, would reject the higher knowledge of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom as utter "foolishness"?   This is not a reality that the intelligent and conscientious seeker can just skim over and ignore.   In fact, it is one of those immutable red lines that have been drawn in the sands of life.   It is in fact parallel to the statement of Jesus with respect to the parable of the Sower and the Seed where it is stated: If you don't understand this parable, it will remain impossible for you to understand ANY parable -- or enigma of scripture and all of Life.   To the degree that believers, clergy and critics alike have spent their lives studying the scriptures -- and because they failed to heed these words presented in the scriptures -- they have never been able to evolve their thinking and knowledge beyond an infantile level of comprehension.

Further, that the body of Bible readers are warned that whatever is written in the text possesses a deeper unseen meaning that is incomprehensible from a "natural" human perspective, is also simply skipped over and ignored by the vast majority of faith-based believers.   Which is why Paul warns that you cannot simply read the written word of the scriptures and discern the higher truth of the Gospel -- even portraying the literal text of the scriptures as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14).   Why?   Why did Paul portray the written text in this manner?  Because the written text is an allegorical cloak that preserves and conceals the inner unseen meaning that only those with the eyes to see, the ears to hear, and the evolved and spiritually matured comprehension to understand, will be able to discern the true meaning of the scriptures.   Yet, the vast majority of Christians throughout history have chosen to totally ignore this warning -- to the degree that the Christian world has come to embody the reality portrayed in the very words of Jesus when he was asked why he only spoke to the multitudes in parables, and stated: “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).   Which reality of imposed deafness, blindness and barrier to understanding prompted the Wycliffe Bible Commentary to write 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...”    With the far-reaching implications embodied in the reality that "...spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual...”.  

What is clear is the fact that neither Jesus or Paul could speak plainly to the people they taught.  Jesus went as far as stating that the  "...secret of the kingdom of God" only belonged to his select few disciples who had left home and totally abandoned the ways of this world -- which embodied the meaning and condition of mind portrayed in the word Ebionite, meaning the "poor-ones" -- and followed him daily.  Paul portrayed the faith-based Christians as "babes in Christ" who were only capable of receiving the "milk" of the Gospel because they were still "natural" organic men who was said to be of an "animal-soul" level of spiritual immaturity (see Animal-Soul).    Which provokes the question: What makes the modern person -- and even the modern believer -- any different than the baptized and confirmed believers who was portrayed as having received all the gifts of the spirit who Paul personally instructed and taught?   Sadly, the only answer is: Absolutely Nothing!   In the same way that Paul warned that because of the immature condition of mind that he portrayed as still being of a "natural" (human) consciousness, that the Christians where were only capable of receiving the "milk" of the Gospel -- and they would reject the higher knowledge of the Gospel as utter "foolishness" if he was to dare to even speak of man's higher soul and spiritual reality.   And this inability of those who Paul portrayed as "natural" organic man to comprehend the higher knowledge of the soul and spirit was referenced by the 2nd century Bishop Clement of Alexandria in the profound statement: “The Lord… allowed us to communicate to those Divine Mysteries, and of that holy light, to those who are able to receive them. He did not certainly disclose to the many what did not belong to the many; but to the few to whom He knew that they belonged, who were capable of receiving and being molded according to them”.  

That the higher spiritual knowledge and meaning of the Gospel could only be received by those who had properly purified and prepared themselves to receive this higher knowledge, was presented in the words of the Church Father Origen when he explained: “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”.   Which provokes the all-important question: How does a person become spiritual?   The long ignored answer is that there are no shortcuts or dispensations --  and that the only means to fulfill the requirement which brings about the transformation of the seeker is for them to live and sincerely embrace the Original Gospel Teachings in word, thought, desire and deed.   With the bottom line being that to Possess the Truth, one must surrender and themselves become Possessed by the Truth -- and the Truth, alone.   And until the seeker/disciple begins to bring this transformative condition about in their daily lives, they will remain deaf, dumb and blind to both the true meaning of the scriptures, as well as the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God.   Which is confirmed by the Paul in the words: “Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to naught” (1 Cor 2:6 KJV).   Throughout all of Christian history, the body of believers who Paul portrayed as too "carnal" to receive and understand the higher knowledge of the spirit, have been unable to understand the Paul's words when he wrote: “But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away” (1 Cor 13:10 KJV). The dilemma is that if a Christian fails to go beyond the milk of the gospel, “that which is perfect” can never come. The carnal believer never embraces the words: “That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Tim 3:17 KJV).

When rightly understood, there is no such thing as what is ignorantly portrayed as Gnostic scriptures today.   By virtue of the very nature of Higher Spiritual Knowledge, no scripture or spiritual writing composed in the words of man can literally contain the Divine Manna -- or, in the Greek language, Gnosis.  The scriptures act as a catalyst that enables the seeker/disciple to fulfill the prophesy: "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me" (John 6:45 NKJ).   The scriptures themselves are not the Divine Manna or Words of God -- but when used in accord with the right mindset and lifestyle, enable the symbols and catalysts used in the scriptures to develop those areas of mind that permit the seeker/disciple to begin to tap into the Inner Source of Truth and Knowledge that is impossible to express in the words and languages of mankind.  As stated in the article in the Encyclopedia Britannica under the heading, The History of Christian Mysticism, where it reads: “Although the essence of mysticism is the sense of contact with the transcendent, mysticism in the history of Christianity should not be understood merely in terms of special ecstatic experiences but as part of a religious process lived out within the context of the Christian community. From this perspective mysticism played a vital part in the early church. Early Christianity was a religion of the spirit that expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”.  One of the primary objectives and purposes of the Gospels was to bring about the necessary deepening and expansion of mind that enabled the seeker/disciple through the process of Anamnesis, to begin to tap into this Inner Source of Divine Knowledge and learn directly from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God that was portrayed as The True Prophet -- quoting with respect to this ONE TEACHER that the followers of Jesus were commanded to seek out exclusively, Peter taught that 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".   And what this means is that the scriptures are not themselves the Word of God -- but rather, the means by which the seeker/disciple can attain the necessary Spiritual Maturity to gain entrance into the Inner Kingdom and receive the Divine Manna directly from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God.   But this is possible only when the scriptures are used for their intended purpose.  And this is allegorically portrayed in the Torah in the teaching that Moses (the Law) could not lead the Children of Israel across the Jordan and into the Promised Land -- which could only be accomplished by Joshua (a.k.a. Yeshua or Jesus).  Allegorically, neither Joshua in the Torah or Yeshua/Jesus in the Gospels portrayed an actual historical person -- but rather, a condition of mind that enabled the seeker/disciple to receive the Spiritual Anointing and the most Pure Spiritual Nourishment or Knowledge/Manna which is allegorically portrayed as the Body and Blood of Messiah/Christ.   In the parable of TheCall to the Wedding Feast (see http://TheCall.Nazirene.org ), those who come to TheCall must have put on the Wedding Garment of Purity, in order to sit at the Table of the Lord and receive the Bread of the Kingdom (see New Covenant Sacraments ). 

Few even understand the foundation of The New Covenant -- i.e., "For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.  None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them" (Heb 8:10-11 NKJ).  Yet, the Christian world has rejected the very foundation of the New Covenant by virtue of countless teachers, Bible Commentaries, a mass of Bible interpretations  and the adoption of man-made dogma that inhibits the believer's spiritual advancement.  Thus, the reality of the words of Isaiah have enveloped the modern faith-based believers in the quagmire of their own self-imposed spiritual shackles: "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 man-made 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).   Christians dwell in a parallel Diaspora of abject spiritual ignorance, because they use and read the scriptures in the same way that the Pharisees did when Jesus condemned them as blind guides for throwing away the Key of Knowledge.   And the fact that the Pharisees had thrown away what Jesus called the Key of Knowledge, and attempted to read the scriptures without first bringing about the necessary spiritual transformation and this opening and enlightenment of the mind, is why Jesus portrayed them as the offspring of the Devil -- i.e., "Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it" (John 8:43-44 NKJ).   Thus, what the Gospels state is that in the same way that the Pharisees could not hear and understand the words of Jesus, modern Christians have chosen to shackle themselves to this same blindness and inability to understand the teachings in the Gosples.   The fact that modern Christians read the scriptures in the same exact way as the Pharisees who Jesus accused of leading the people in the wrong direction, means that the modern Christians are no different than the Jews. 

In the same way that carnal Jews are blind to the spiritual meaning of the Torah, so too are carnal Christians blind to the spiritual meaning of the Gospels.   Yet, like the Jews, the Gentiles were in dire need of receiving scriptures that had the capacity to evolve and raise them up.  And in the same way that the most sacred scriptures such as the Books of Enoch were never given into the hands of the Pharisees by the Essenes, neither was the most spiritual of Gospels given into the hands of the Gentiles (see Spiritual Gospels Never Given To The Gentiles).  Therefore, when secondary (dumbed) down versions of the scriptures were given into the hands of the Gentiles, they (the Gentiles) continued to remain shackled by their pagan beliefs -- and, shackled by their carnal mindset that the Bible itself warns causes a person to be blind and incapable of comprehending the spiritual meaning of the scriptures, they maintained that the Ebionite Nazirenes who walked and talked with Jesus daily, were "too Jewish to understand the teachings of Jesus".   As pagan sun-worshipers, they saw something entirely different in the scriptures and Gospel message than did the people of the New Covenant who bore the title Spiritual Israel.   The truth and the facts of the matter is very clearly expressed in the words of Prof. Bart D. Ehrman in his book, The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture, where he warns us that: "...theological disputes, specifically disputes over Christology, prompted Christian scribes to alter the words of scripture in order to make them more serviceable for the polemical task. Scribes modified their manuscripts to make them more patently ‘orthodox’ and less susceptible to ‘abuse’ by the opponents of orthodoxy" -- which orthodoxy was to bring the text of the Bible into conformity with the doctrines and tenets of the Church of the Roman Emperor Constantine.   With regard to the condition of the Bible we presently use: In his book The Text of the New Testament, Dr. Vincent Taylor writes that "The manuscripts of the New Testament preserve traces of two kinds of dogmatic alterations: those which involve the elimination or alteration of what was regarded as doctrinally unacceptable or inconvenient, and those which introduce into the Scriptures proof for a favorite theological tenet or practice".  To put Dr. Taylor's words in perspective: What Dr. Taylor is stating is that, whatever doctrine Jesus taught which the Church of the Roman Empire did not agree with, there is overwhelming evidence that the church corrupters removed what was objectionable from their perspective.  In like manner, whatever doctrines the Church regarded as being true, regardless of whether that belief was supported in the scriptures, the Church inserted this belief into the Bible in an attempt to make it authentic.  What Dr. Taylor is warning us is there is good reason to conclude that our scriptures have been rewritten by the Church of Constantine. Now the question that is being posed here is whether you believe the theological tenets of Rome, or the disciples of Christ -- because the two are not the same (see The Original Teachings Have Nothing In Common With Church Dogma ). Those among the Gentiles who were able to make spiritual progress were often portrayed as Gnostics, because they placed great emphasis on the ability of to be nourished by the Divine Manna while dwelling in the spiritual wilderness of TheWay. 

An Important Truth is contained in the Epistle of Peter to James where it is stated:  "Hear me, brethren and fellow-servants. If we should give the books to all indiscriminately, and they should be corrupted by any daring men, or be perverted by interpretations, as you have heard that some have already done, it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error.   Wherefore it is better that they should be with us, and that we should  communicate them with all the fore-mentioned care to those who wish to live piously, and to save others."   Those Gentiles outside of the original Ebionite/Nazirene core of disciples and followers of Jesus, were quick to corrupt all the copies of the scriptures that were given to them.   And this fact is confirmed to us  by Dr. F. H. Scrivener where he writes that: "In the second century we have seen too many instances of attempts to tamper with the text of Scripture, some merely injudicious, others positively dishonest". Scrivener states that "it is no less true to fact than paradoxical in sound, that the worst corruptions to which the New Testament has ever been subjected, originated within 100 years after it was composed: and that Irenaeus and the African Fathers, and the whole Western, with a portion of the Syrian Church" used inferior manuscripts (F.H.Scrivener, Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament).    Dean Burgon quotes Gaius (AD175-200) who speaks of the source of corruptions that survive in the early papyri: "The Divine Scriptures these heretics have audaciously corrupted. Laying violent hands upon them, under pretense of correcting them" (Burgon, The Revision Revised, p. 323).   Eusebius (Eccleastical History), citing the second century Church Father Clement of Alexandria: "The worst corruptions to which the New Testament has ever been subjected originated within one hundred years after it was composed."   In the words of Colwell (What is the Best New Testament Text?, p.119)  "The first two centuries witnessed the creations of the large number of variations known to scholars today.  In the manuscripts of the New Testament most variations, I believe, were made deliberately."   G.D. Kilpatrick (Atticism and the Text of the Greek New Testament, pp 125-131):  "Deliberate changes in all text types appear to antedate A.D. 200..as distinct from errors... all categories of deliberate alteration...  are present in both groups. Tatian is the last author of make deliberate changes. The vast majority of deliberate changes were older then A.D. 200.  They came into being in the period A.D. 50-200."

An Inconvenient Reality: It can be easily understood why the Ebionite/Nazirene disciples of Jesus not only did not give the Greek converts who edited and corrupted the text of their scriptures, but the Ebionite/Nazirenes also withheld the most spiritual and important scriptures to be preserved only in their care.   Thus, Peter writes to James: "Knowing, my brother, your eager desire after that which is for the advantage of us all, I beg and beseech you not to communicate to any one of the Gentiles the books of my preachings which I sent to you, nor to any one of our own tribe before trial; but if any one has been proved and found worthy, then to commit them to him, after the manner in which Moses delivered his books to the Seventy who succeeded to his chair.  Wherefore also the fruit of that caution appears even till now. For his countrymen keep the same rule of monarchy and polity everywhere, being unable in any way to think otherwise, or to be led out of the way of the much-indicating Scriptures. For, according to the rule delivered to them, they endeavor to correct the discordances of the Scriptures, if any one, haply not knowing the traditions, is confounded at the various utterances of the prophets. Wherefore they charge no one to teach, unless he has first learned how the Scriptures must be used. And thus they have amongst them one God, one law, one hope" (see Epistle Of Peter And James).

When Peter wrote to Jacob/James that "...they endeavor to correct the discordances of the Scriptures, if any one, haply not knowing the traditions, is confounded at the various utterances of the prophets" -- the discordances of the scriptures which were the historical untruths that were intentionally inserted into the text for an ultra-important reason.   And with the removal of these discordances by the scribes of the Gentile Church, the scriptures suffered a loss of their effectiveness in relation to their true purpose and objective.   But just as important is the statement that  "...Wherefore they charge no one to teach, unless he has first learned how the Scriptures must be used".   And herein lies the problem: The modern Christian is absolutely clueless as to "...how the Scriptures must be used"!!!   And thus, because of this state of abject ignorance in conjunction with the editing and removal of what is portrayed as the discordances and many of the most important original Gospel teachings, the Church has rendered the study of the Gospels virtually worthless.   In the words of the Church Father Origen: “Scripture contains an unhistorical element in-woven with the history, in order that the worthlessness of the latter may drive us to seek the spiritual meaning” (Origen quoted under Origen Adamntius; The Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics).  The authors of the scriptures did not compose historical accounts -- but because of the inability of the faith-based believers to comprehend their own higher Soul and Spiritual reality, the authors used a quasi-historical cloak to allegorically present important teachings and concepts that could not be comprehended by the human organic "natural" level of mind.   And what Peter portrays as the "discordances" of the scriptures -- what Origen correctly portrays as the "...unhistorical element in-woven with the history" -- not only inhibits the person from reading the scriptures literally/historically -- but in most instances presents an ultra-important spiritual truth.  But when the faith-based Gentile Church attempted to correct these discordances and unhistorical events, they ignorantly inhibited the process of mental and spiritual development which was and is the primary purpose the scriptures were written.   Thereby causing them to remain permanently bound to what the Church Father Origen portrayed as the fate of the immature Christian when he stated that the elementary "testimony" of Christ 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”  (see Origen, Contra Celsum).   Leading a better life was the beginning of the Gospel teachings -- evolving and becoming spiritually transformed was the primary objective.

To the people who Paul had taught the Gospel message, Paul confessed that "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ" (1 Cor 3:1) -- yet, he also stated that "However, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nothing" (1 Cor 2:6).  In their original condition and format, the scriptures were designed to evolve those who Paul portrays as being of an organic "natural" human consciousness (see Animal-Soul), into the "spiritually mature/perfect" transformed consciousness that enables the seeker/disciple to receive the Divine Manna directly form the Indwelling Logos/Son of God.   And with respect to the true purpose and objective of the scriptures, the statement of Peter's that is not at all understood today -- i.e, "...Wherefore they charge no one to teach, unless he has first learned how the Scriptures must be used" -- is parallel to a statement of Peter in the Homilies of his disciple Clement where Peter is quoted as explaining with respect to a discussion on the nature of the scriptures when Simon Magus stated to Peter: “Then said Simon: 'You are manifestly avoiding the hearing of the charge from the Scriptures against your God.'" To which Peter then replied: "'You yourself appear to me to be doing this; for he who avoids the order of inquiry, does not wish a true investigation to be made. Hence I, who proceed in an orderly manner, and wish that the writer should first be considered, am manifestly desirous to walk in a straight path’”.  

What, then, the intelligent seeker must ask, is the order of inquiry?  In these words are noted the most profound error of both Bible believers as well as the critics today who only perceive what is literally written in the narrative of the written word.   Believers see and read the scriptures in the manner predicated by their predefined doctrines of belief, while ignoring the very warning of the scriptures that it is their own perception of the Word that is in error.   Simon wants to engage Peter and use the scriptures to prove that the world was created by a lesser god.   Peter states that By Design, anyone can prove almost any doctrine by using the scriptures -- and therefore, before the scriptures can be understood, the “writer should first be considered” -- which means that unless you read the scriptures in accord with their original intended purpose, you render the scriptures worthless.  Quoting one of the opening statements above in the heading of this article: "...the scriptures are exactly what the original authors intended them to be".   And if the person fails to first understand "...how the Scriptures must be used", whatever interpretation they embrace will be in grave error.

  Original Design Of Gospels: The Gospels were designed to evolve the mind of the seeker beyond what Paul portrayed as the "animal-soul" level of "natural" human consciousness, into a condition of mental and spiritual maturity -- thereby enabling the necessary subsequent stages of birth to be brought about (see Mental-Womb).   And the scriptures were able to accomplish this by presenting to the reader important allegorical symbols that employed the process of Anamnesis to connect and prepare the person to receive ultra-important impressions from their Inner Self (see SoulSelf.org ) -- thereby enabling the sincere seeker to begin to tap into the Inner Source of Knowledge and Truth that Enlightens the mind of the seeker.   The problem is that the scriptures can only function in accord with their original design, when used in accord with the original objectives of the authors.   Thus, by using the process of Anamnesis which enables the seeker to evolve their mind and thinking beyond organic ("natural") limitations that has cast mankind into what the Gospel portrays as the "outer darkness" of mind and being, the seeker/disciple is able to bring heaven and earth together within himself, and consciously become restored to the Edenic Kingdom.   Which provokes the question: If it is true that the purpose of the scriptures was to initiate the expansion and deepening of the mind in order to attain a spiritually mature level of consciousness, then what did the authors of the scriptures know that is not know today -- either by modern religious leaders, or those who are portrayed as teachers in academia?  The answer to this question will be as difficult for the modern reader to come to terms with, because we erroneously believe that we know and understand a great deal more than the people of the past -- when in reality, nothing could be further from the truth.  It is simply inconceivable to modern academia that while their very methods of education impose upon them a condition of being mentally flat-lined and self-imposed stagnation, it will remain virtually impossible for them to come to terms with the reality that there were enlightened people in the past who possessed a base of knowledge that they are totally ignorant of.   And this base of knowledge can best be portrayed as Self-Knowledge -- about which Jesus stated in the Gospel of Thomas: "Jesus said, ...But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty".   In today's cultural environment no person in modern academia would even seriously consider the reality presented in this statement.   Those who believe they are highly educated and knowing, remain absolutely clueless as to what is being portrayed in the reality of the words, Know Thyself.   It would be virtually impossible for them to understand that they presently dwell in a state of intellectual-poverty.   Yet, because they fail to understand what can be portrayed as the Cosmology of Mind and Being (see Tree of Life) -- in conjunction with the Natural Laws of Creation -- academia remains mentally flat-lined with absolutely no chance of true enlightenment.  Why?  Because they have built their paradigm of thinking upon a seriously flawed foundation that has left them shackled in the dungeon of abject ignorance. 

When rightly understood, the purpose of the Gospels was to present the sincere seeker with a ladder to climb out of the human condition portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being -- the plight of being a prisoner in Plato's Cave of Illusions -- both of which undeveloped conditions of mind are portrayed as dwelling under the control of the Citizen of the Far Country in the parable of the Prodigal Son.   And what the scriptures provided the sincere seeker was a ladder to climb out -- level upon level -- the plight of organic man to overcome his inherent condition of human ignorance.  

  The Original Spiritual Language Of The Gospels: The Original Living Gospels used by the Ebionite Nazirenes were composed in Living Biblical Hebrew that has been portrayed as Hebrew Characters -- a language and text that did not contain vowels.   With respect to what I portray as the difference between the Living Biblical Hebrew versus the language used by the Jews in the Masoretic Text, quoting Masoretic Text vs. Original Hebrew: "Historical research reveals five significant ways in which the Masoretic Text is different from the original Old Testament: The Masoretes admitted that they received corrupted texts to begin with. The Masoretic Text is written with a radically different alphabet than the original. The Masoretes added vowel points which did not exist in the original. The Masoretic Text excluded several books from the Old Testament scriptures. The Masoretic Text includes changes to prophecy and doctrine."  With respect to the Masoretic versions of the scriptures which are used by the Jews, in the words of the prophet Jeremiah: "How can you say, 'We are wise, And the law of the Lord is with us'?  But behold, the lying pen of the scribes Has made it into a lie" (Jer 8:8).  Thus, a sincere seeker will ask: Is the position of the Church true that God stood sentinel over the scriptures?  Based upon what we do know regarding the purity of the Bible, Christians today should be greatly alarmed.   Quoting Prof. Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Prof. Burrows writes: “There are those who believe or assume that the Greek and Hebrew texts from which our translations are made are infallible. No person who has studied textual criticism at all could believe that. The most conservative scholars in the most conservative churches recognize that the text has become corrupt at many points in the course of its transmission. If that were not already well known and universally admitted, the Dead Sea Scrolls would demonstrate it conclusively”  (see BibleCorruption.com ).  From a Gospel perspective, more important than the corruptions of what is portrayed in Jeremiah as "...the lying pen of the scribes Has made it into a lie", is the translation of the original scriptures from Living Biblical Hebrew Characters into "...the Masoretic Text [which] is written with a radically different alphabet than the original."  Yet, the Living Biblical Hebrew texts of the Original Scriptures have been found among the Dead Sea Scrolls and were used by the Essenes -- who were the real authors of both the Old Testament and the New Testament Gospels (see The Essene Foundation Of Judaism And Christianity).   

The vast majority of Jewish rabbis and scholars attempt to ignore the above.   Why?  Because the facts demonstrate a valid spiritual connection between the Essenes and the Ebionite Nazirenes.  In the words of Dead Sea Scroll expert Prof. John Allegro in his book, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of Christianity, he writes: “It is a fact that the Qumran Library has profoundly affected the study of the Johannine writings and many longheld conceptions have had to be radically revised.  No longer can John be regarded as the most Hellenistic of the Evangelists; his Gnosticism, and the whole framework of his thought is seen now to spring directly from a Jewish sectarianism rooted in Palestinian soil, and his material recognized as founded in the earliest layers of Gospel traditions.”  The Jewish rabbis and scholars attempted to portray the Gospels as being of Greek (Hellenistic) origin.   But this counterfeit position had to be radically revised when it was demonstrated that the spiritual foundation of the Gospels was with the Essenes.   Moreover, to portray the Gospel of John as the most Gnostic, demonstrates that its foundation was the very Gnostic Essenes.   

A quotation of St. Jerome is important to understand why the Original Gospels were written in Hebrew Characters -- Of this Hebrew original of Matthew, St. Jerome wrote to the Bishops Chromatius and Heliodorus: "A difficult work is enjoined, since this translation has been commanded me by your Felicities, which St. Matthew himself, the Apostle and Evangelist, did not wish to be openly written. For if it had not been Secret, he would have added to the evangel that which he gave forth was his; but he made up this book sealed up in the Hebrew characters, which he put forth even in such a way that the book, written in Hebrew letters and by the hand of himself, might be possessed by the men most religious, who also, in the course of time, received it from those who preceded them. But this very book they never gave to any one to be transcribed, and its text they related some one way and some another".  The scriptures composed in Biblical Hebrew Characters could ONLY be used and  "...possessed by the men most religious" who were taught the spiritual meaning of the written word by the Holy Spirit.   And that the most spiritual Gospels were never given into the hands of the Gentiles is confirmed in the Epistle of Peter To James where it is written: "Hear me, brethren and fellow-servants. If we should give the books to all indiscriminately, and they should be corrupted by any daring men, or be perverted by interpretations, as you have heard that some have already done, it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error.   Wherefore it is better that they should be with us, and that we should communicate them with all the fore-mentioned care to those who wish to live piously, and to save others."   

The words of Jerome is important where he wrote that "...and its text they related some one way and some another".   Having no vowels, the text could be read and sounded in any number of ways -- often in perspective of the level of spiritual understanding of the reader.  Which is why Jerome wrote that "...For if it had not been Secret, he would have added to the evangel that which he gave forth was his; but he made up this book sealed up in the Hebrew characters, which he put forth even in such a way that the book, written in Hebrew letters and by the hand of himself, might be possessed by the men most religious, who also, in the course of time, received it from those who preceded them."   Jerome not only admitted that the scriptures given over to the Gentiles were (dumbed) down Greek copies intended for the common body of Gentiles who could not comprehend man's higher Soul and Spiritual Reality -- but that this higher spiritual knowledge belonged only to those who were the "...most religious" --  with Peter even requiring the more spiritual among the Ebionite Nazirenes to be tested as demonstrated in the words: "..I beg and beseech you not to communicate to any one ...of our own tribe before trial; but if any one has been proved and found worthy, then to commit them to him, after the manner in which Moses delivered his books to the Seventy who succeeded to his chair."  In the words of Clement of Alexandria in his Stromata: “The Lord… allowed us to communicate those Divine Mysteries, and of that holy light, to those who are able to receive them. He did not certainly disclose to the many what did not belong to the many; but to the few to whom He knew that they belonged, who were capable of receiving and being molded according to them. But Secret things are entrusted to speech, not to writing as in the case with God. And if one says that it is written, 'there is nothing secret which shall not be revealed, nor hidden which shall not be disclosed', let him also hear from us, that to him who hears secretly, even what is secret shall be manifested. This is what is predicted by this oracle. And to him who is able secretly to observe what is delivered to him, that which is veiled shall be disclosed as truth; and what is hidden to the many shall appear manifest to the few”.

The believers of the simple-faith who made no spiritual progress, are portrayed by Clement as those who "the Lord ...did not certainly disclose to the many what did not belong to the many" -- and because the faith-based believers remained incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the Soul and Spirit, Paul stated to the faith-based Christians: "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ).   In contradistinction, those who used the scriptures in the manner they were intended to be used, are those of whom Clement said that “The Lord… allowed us to communicate those Divine Mysteries, and of that holy light, to those who are able to receive them..."   The Original Gospels used by the Ebionite Nazirenes were written in Hebrew Characters, because it was a spiritual language that was able to contain multiple levels of spiritual instruction for those who possessed the eyes to see and the mind to comprehend the higher spiritual knowledge that could not be imparted to the multitude of believers.  

Thus, the most important scriptures were not only never given into the hands of the Gentiles who further corrupted even the lesser (dumbed down) copies that they had received, but because of their untransformed mindset and lifestyle, they would be incapable of understanding both the true inner meaning of these Sacred Scriptures, or what Paul portrayed as the Mysteries of God that would be rejected as "foolishness" by the "natural" mind of organic man (see Animal-Soul).   But which are the more genuine?   The Original Gospels that were never given over into the hands of the Gentiles?   Or the dumbed down scriptures designed for the spiritually immature Gentiles?  Quoting Prof. Hugh Schonfield: "The Gospel according to the Hebrews is a literary outlaw with a price on its head; but in spite of the scholarly hue and cry it still evades capture. Neither monastic libraries nor Egyptian rubbish heaps have so far yielded up a single leaf of this important document....  For behind Hebrews lies the unknown potentialities of the Nazarene tradition, which may confirm or contradict some of the most cherished beliefs of Orthodox Christianity. It is useless for certain theologians to designate Hebrews as 'secondary' on the evidence of the present fragmentary remains preserved in quotation.... Judged by ancient testimony alone it is indisputable that Hebrews has the best right of any Gospel to be considered a genuine apostolic production;... Here is obviously a most valuable witness, perhaps the most valuable witness to the truth about [Yeshua]... whom even a jury composed entirely of orthodox Christians could not despise, and who ought to be brought into court. But the witness is missing, and all that we have is a few reported statements of his taken long ago... it may be argued that there has been dependence not of 'Hebrews' on the Synoptics but vice versa -- that 'Hebrews' was one of the sources on which one or more of them drew." (Hugh Schonfield; According to the Hebrews; pages 13-18).  

When Edward Gibbon writes: "But the secret and authentic history has been recorded in several copies of the Gospel according to St. Matthew, which these sectaries long preserved in the original Hebrew, as the sole evidence of their faith" -- he is speaking about the fact that the original version of Matthew was written in Biblical Hebrew Characters, rather than the Greek text that our Bibles are translated from today.   Additional information regarding the original Hebrew Gospel of Matthew is provided by Jerome in his work, O Illustrious Men, on James the Lord's brother: "Further, the Hebrew itself (or original) is preserved to this day in the library at Caesarea which was collected with such care by the martyr Pamphilus. I also had an opportunity of copying it afforded me by the Nazarenes who use the book, at Beroea, a city of Syria" Of the Hebrew original of Matthew, Gibbon writes: "the fact is attested by a chain of fathers - Papias, Irenaeus, Origen, Jerome, etc… But this Hebrew Gospel of St. Matthew is most unaccountably lost; and we may accuse the diligence or fidelity of the primitive churches, who have preferred the unauthorized version of some nameless Greek". Gibbon rightfully calls our copy of Matthew the "unauthorized version of some nameless Greek", because the only true Gospel attributed to Matthew is the original Hebrew version which was never given to the Gentile Church, and the Church does not possess today.  In like manner, there is sufficient evidence to conclude that all of the original -- more spiritual -- signatures of the gospels were also written in Hebrew.  This fact is acknowledged by Montague Rhodes James in his book, The Apocryphal New Testament, when he wrote: "Epiphanius goes on to say that he had heard of Hebrew Versions of John and Acts kept privately in the treasuries (Geniza) at Tiberias".

   The Essene Foundation Of Judaism And Christianity: When Dead Sea Scroll expert Prof. John Allegro questioned the "...the source and originality of Christian doctrine”, what he also should have stated is that the Old Testament is not the Jewish scriptures, and the modern Christian has virtually nothing in common with the Original Gospel Teachings that were suppressed and even outlawed by the Church.  When rightly understood, what Prof. Allegro said about the Christians, equally applies to the Jews -- both of which have virtually nothing in common with their True Spiritual Source.  Further, the fact that the many Christian view the Jews as the Chosen People of God and the forerunners of what has come to be portrayed as the Gospel teachings, in fact demonstrates their own blindness to the true spiritual meaning of the scriptures.   Moreover, in the following subheading (see The Books With The Power To Deceive), I will demonstrate that in accord with the statements of the Apostle Peter, the belief that the Jews are the Chosen People of God can be portrayed as one of the primary "bad beliefs about God" that totally undermines the Gentiles from a true understanding of the scriptures and the Gospel teachings.  When the scriptures are spiritually understood, the Jews are a symbol of abject failure -- i.e., they worship a Demiurge of their own creation -- they worship God in an opposite manner to what is required -- and in numerous ways, they are the epitome of spiritual failure.   And it is the imitation and adoption of the mindset and ways of the Jews in the throwing away of the Key of Knowledge, that has anchored modern Christians in a self-imposed Diaspora of abject spiritual ignorance.  And while in answer to their prayer for greater knowledge and understanding, the leaders and authorities of the Church have ignored and even rejected what the Hand of God has provided them. 

In the `next subheading I will demonstrate that the vast majority of what Peter portrays as "bad beliefs about God" that has anchored Christianity to a self-imposed Diaspora of Abject Ignorance is because of the reading of the Torah and Old Testament.    What can be portrayed as "bad beliefs about God", is one of the greatest causes of arrested mental and spiritual development.   

If we pose the question: What is the True Source of the (Old and New Testament) scriptures and the Gospel teachings?  It is important to understand that the original scriptures possessed the innate power to free and transform the individual seeker/disciple.  How?  This innate power was embedded into the Living Language they were composed in.  And the language that the scriptures were originally written in, reveals a great truth with respect to the true source of both the Old and New Testaments that is not at all understood today.  Among the Dead Sea Scrolls was found copies of the Torah and Old Testament written in Biblical Hebrew Characters -- and when the connection between the Essenes and Therapute are understood with the Ebionite Nazirenes, the use of Hebrew Characters which was the native language that the original Gospels were composed in, was merely a continuation of the Living Spiritual Language of the scriptures (see above The Original Spiritual Language Of The Gospels ).   What language was the original Gospels composed in?  Of the Hebrew originals Gibbon writes in the Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire: "the fact is attested by a chain of fathers - Papias, Irenaeus, Origen, Jerome, etc… But this Hebrew Gospel of St. Matthew is most unaccountably lost; and we may accuse the diligence or fidelity of the primitive churches, who have preferred the unauthorized version of some nameless Greek". Gibbon rightfully calls our copy of Matthew the "unauthorized version of some nameless Greek", because the only true Gospel attributed to Matthew is the original Hebrew version written in Hebrew Characters -- and the original Gospels were never given to the Gentile Church, and we no longer possess today.  In like manner, there is sufficient evidence to conclude that all of the original -- more spiritual -- signatures of the gospels were written in Hebrew. This fact is acknowledged by Montague Rhodes James in his book, The Apocryphal New Testament, when he wrote: "Epiphanius goes on to say that he had heard of Hebrew Versions of John and Acts kept privately in the treasuries (Geniza) at Tiberias" (see Original Gospels Written In Biblical Hebrew Characters).  

When the question is posed: How much does the modern Church have in common with the original Gospel teachings?   Perhaps this can be gauged by a recent interview with Pastor Brian McLaren who made the rather profound statement: "One of the problems is that the average Christian in the average church who listens to the average Christian broadcasting has such an oversimplified understanding of both the Bible and of church history - it would be deeply disturbing for them to really learn about church history."   And truth be told, it can easily be demonstrated that the core purpose and objectives of the original Gospel teachings are so radically different than what is preached from our pulpits today, that the Gospel of the first century would be condemned as heresy if it was presented to a modern congregation of believers.   And while Brian McLaren is correct in his assertion that the congregation of believers have been largely kept in the dark, the biblical scholars understood this fact – and this is demonstrated in the words of A. Powell Davies: “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” (quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls).   If it is true that the origin of Christianity is not what is commonly supposed to be, then what is the true source?  Worse yet, Edmund Wilson, an expert who worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls further raised the question as to what difference it makes if “Jesus... had been trained in the discipline and imbued with the thought of a certain Jewish sect, and that he had learned from it the role that he afterwards lived...” (The Scrolls From The Dead Sea).  To the uninformed and unknowing believer, it made all the difference in the world!   And when Prof. John Allegro was quoted as saying that what has been revealed in the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls is a great amount of overwhelming evidence that “...may upset a great many basic teachings of the Christian Church.   This in turn would greatly upset many Christian Theologians and believers.   The heart of the matter is, in fact, the source and originality of Christian doctrine” (August 1966 issue of Harpers Magazine).   What all the many recent archaeological discoveries have confirmed and demonstrated is that Prof. Allegro was correct in his assertion that our modern-day understanding of the source and originality of Christian doctrine” is gravely flawed.   Why?   Because neither the original teachings or the corrupted scriptures simply does not support the tenets and structure of an organized dogmatic church as we have today.   In the words of Prof. Elaine Pagles, in her book, The Gnostic Gospels:  It is the winners who write history - their way.   No wonder, then, that the viewpoint of the successful majority has dominated all traditional accounts of the origin of Christianity… It suggests that these religious debates - questions of the nature of God, or of Christ - simultaneously bear social and political implications that are crucial to the development of Christianity as an institutional religion.  In simplest terms, ideas which bear implications contrary to that development come to be labeled as heresy; ideas which implicitly support it become orthodox”. 

The above statement by Edmund Wilson that  “Jesus... had been trained in the discipline and imbued with the thought of a certain Jewish sect, and that he had learned from it the role that he afterwards lived...”, is in fact parallel to the statement in the Encyclopedia Britannica where it is written: "Most of the features of Ebionite doctrine were anticipated in the teachings of the earlier Qumran sect, as revealed in the Dead Sea Scrolls. They believed in one God and taught that Jesus was the Messiah and was the true prophet mentioned in Deuteronomy 18:15. They rejected the Virgin Birth of Jesus, instead holding that he was the natural son of Joseph and Mary. The Ebionites believed Jesus became the Messiah because he obeyed the Jewish Law. They themselves faithfully followed the Law, although they removed what they regarded as interpolations in order to uphold their teachings, which included vegetarianism, holy poverty, ritual ablutions, and the rejection of animal sacrifices. The Ebionites also held Jerusalem in great veneration" (Encyclopedia Britannica ).   The acknowledgement of biblical scholars and the Britannica not only demonstrated the important connection between the Essenes and Therapute with the Ebionite Nazirenes, but also the fact that in the same way that the Essenes used Biblical Hebrew Characters in the composition of their scriptures, these same authors also created the Original New Covenant Gospels in Biblical Hebrew Characters.   Add to this the statement 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”.  

The scriptures were composed and authored by a highly evolved spiritual community of mystics and visionaries.  It is documented that they were strict vegetarians -- and if we pose the question as to why the Essenes, Therapute and Ebionite Nazirenes were strict vegetarians?  Because this is necessary in order to become transformed into a Consecrated Living Temple that can communicate directly with God (see The Holographic Mind ).   Highly evolved spiritual Souls who live in accord with the Nazirene Vow,  neither cut their hair or shave their beard (see The Nazirene Vow And The Holographic Mind ).   As an example of the necessary lifestyle and mindset of the Essene Ebionites it is written about Jacob/James, the brother of Jesus that: “This apostle was consecrated from his mother’s womb. He drank neither wine nor fermented liquors, and abstained from animal food. A razor never came upon his head” (Eusebius’s Ecclesiastical History, p. 76).   Where the Jews who sacrificed animals in the Jerusalem Temple -- remaining ignorant of the spiritual meaning of the scriptures -- failing to comprehend that it is the lower animal nature of our consciousness that must be sacrificed (see Animal Sacrifice And The Living Temple ).    

If you wanted to curse at an Essene, you would call him a Jew.  Why?  In the same way that dogs and swine are symbols that portray human character failings, when a Jew is portrayed in the scriptures, what is being portrayed is one who has received the Law of God, but continues to observe it outwardly in ritual and tradition -- and because such a person lacks the necessary development of mind, is only able to utilize a fragment of their true potential of mind -- which fragmented mind, causes them to be spiritually disenfranchised.  Because they read the biblical accounts in the manner of a history book -- instead of accounts of mind and spirit -- thereby throwing away the Key of Knowledge in their carnal interpretations -- as stated by Eusebius in his Ecclestical History where he writes that: “Many were led astray by reading the allegorical contents of the scriptures literally in the method of the Pharisees and Sadducees”.  

Someone who can be portrayed as a Jew is at an intermediate level where having received the Law (Torah) of God, they have not yet mentally and spiritually evolved to the level where they are able to use the scriptures for their intended purpose as the  Key of Knowledge to gain entrance into the Inner Kingdom -- thereby enabling the prodigal son to return to his Source in Spiritual Eden.   In the same way that the Essenes who can be portrayed as Spiritual Israel were the authors of the scriptures used by the Jews -- and the Essenes served as a Spiritual Sanctuary, fulfilling the role of spiritual healers or physicians for the Jews who were sincere seekers of Higher Truth.   With respect to the Essenes being the healers and physicians, Jesus himself said: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17).   Before this verse can be understood we must first understand what it means to be Whole.   Which provokes the question: How is Wholeness achieved?   Contrary to the dogma of the Church, if Jesus is the physician, then Jesus himself attested to the fact that those who achieve and sustain a condition of Wholeness, do not need the physician -- with Jesus himself stating that as a physician, Jesus did not come for the salvation of those who are Whole, but only those who are sick and in need of the physician.   And in total opposition to Church dogma, what this also means is that at the time of Jesus, there existed people who he portrayed as "whole [and] righteous" who did not need Jesus the physician.    When the historical man Jesus who was himself born an Essene totally prevailed in fulfilling the Law within himself -- and in the very Words of God spoken to mankind, Jesus became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) when the voice of God attested to the fact that Jesus became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) when Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee" (see TheTenWords.com) -- what the original Gospels therefore stated was that Jesus was a holy man who became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) at his baptism in the Jordan.   That the Ebionites who were condemned by the  later Roman Church who created the Jesus-god myth, were correct -- and that the vast majority of Gentiles were too heathen and pagan to comprehend the teachings of Jesus and the original Gospel message -- is a reality that the Dead Sea Scrolls have confirmed.  When Jesus became At-One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God, this completion of the Soul-Journey was declared and set froth in those scriptures known to us today as the Gospels.  And being composed in the Sacred Language of Biblical Hebrew Characters which was used solely by the Essenes, these same Essene sources also composed the Gospels written in the same Living Biblical Hebrew Characters.  Which in conjunction with the findings of the scholars who worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls demonstrate that the New Covent and its Ebionite Nazirene foundation, was the Essene teachings brought to the highest of spiritual levels and completion.

Why is this fact of paramount importance for modern-day Christians?   In Hebrew the word Essene means Healer -- which is synonymous with the Greek word Therapeute.   The Church historian Eusebius portrays the Therapeute/Essenes as the earliest of Christians -- quoting Philo he writes:  "BUT our Lawgiver trained to community of living many thousands of his disciples, who are called Essenes because, as I suppose, of their holiness. They dwell in many cities of Judaea and many villages, and in large and populous societies."   And this acknowledgement in conjunction with the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Biblical Hebrew Characters used in both the Old and New Covent scriptures makes the Encyclopedia Britannica's article Therapeutes -- which is a Greek word for healer and is synonymous with the meaning of the Hebrew word Essene -- makes a profound statement with respect to the proper interpretation of both the Old and New Covenant scriptures where it is written: “Jewish sect of ascetics closely resembling the Essenes, believed to have settled on the shores of Lake Mareotis in the vicinity of Alexandria, Egypt, during the 1st century AD. The only original account of this community is given in De vita contemplativa (On the Contemplative Life), attributed to Philo of Alexandria. Their origin and fate are both unknown. The sect was unusually severe in discipline and mode of life. According to Philo, the members, both men and women, devoted their time to prayer and study. They prayed twice every day, at dawn and at evening, the interval between being spent entirely on spiritual exercise. They read the Holy Scriptures, from which they sought wisdom by treating them as allegorical, believing that the words of the literal text were symbols of something hidden”.

In the same way that the above statement of Jerome regarding the Gospels written in Biblical Hebrew Characters that "...and its text they related some one way and some another", parallels the above statement how the Essene/Therapeute  ...read the Holy Scriptures, from which they sought wisdom by treating them as allegorical, believing that the words of the literal text were symbols of something hidden”.   And it is important to recognize that these statements when placed side by side confirm the statement of the Apostle Peter as quoted by his disciple Clement in the Homilies that "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without".    What this means is that there can be no valid interpretation from a human perspective.   It means that all the historical interpretations set forth in the pulpits across Christendom, are all preaching grave error.   And these preachers of the Gospel are the blind guides that Jesus portrayed as leading the people in the wrong direction.   Therefore, in view of the fact that the true follower of Jesus is barred from seeking "...a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without" -- as set forth by Peter in the Homilies of Clement it is portrayed as 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" (see Baptism As A Divine Marriage) -- means that because the modern Church has embraced the dogma of pagan Rome and rejects the foundational teaching to be taught only from the True Prophet within them (see The True Prophet ), they have caused themselves to be "...withdrawn from God the Father and Creator of all, receiving another teacher besides Christ".   From an Original Gospel perspective, there can be no valid interpretation of the scriptures drawn from another person, a rabbi or teacher, an authority of a Church, or from one of the countless Bible commentaries.  Why?    Because the scriptures are not historical accounts -- and every aspect of the scriptures are "allegorical ...symbols of something hidden”.    Which is why Jesus had to open the mind of the disciples to the real and spiritual meaning of the allegorical scriptures -- i.e., "Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures" (Luke 24:45).   And those who embrace the literal text is exactly as portrayed by Paul portrayed them as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14). 

In total agreement with Paul, the pre-Nicene Church Father Origen explained that “Scripture contains an unhistorical element in-woven with the history, in order that the worthlessness of the latter may drive us to seek the spiritual meaning” (Origen quoted under Origen Adamntius; The Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics).   Further explaining in De Principiis that: “Where the word found that things done according to the history could be adapted to these mystical senses, he made use of them concealing from the multitude the deeper meaning; but where in the narrative of the development of super-sensual things, there did not follow the performance of those certain events which were already indicated by the mystical meaning, the scripture interwove in the history the account of some event that did not take place, sometimes what could not have happened; sometimes what could but did not.”   Why?   Because the literal text of the scriptures is a quasi-historical facade that is necessary for the very limited instruction of the immature seeker -- with the true spiritual meaning remaining preserved and concealed beneath the garb of allegorical symbols and catalysts.   And while the scriptures possess the ultimately important wisdom and knowledge that is relevant to all of mankind, its express purpose and objective is to bring about the necessary deepening and expansion of mind that enabled the seeker/disciple through the process of Anamnesis to fulfill the objective expressed in the article in the Encyclopedia Britannica under the heading, The History of Christian Mysticism, where it reads: “Although the essence of mysticism is the sense of contact with the transcendent, mysticism in the history of Christianity should not be understood merely in terms of special ecstatic experiences but as part of a religious process lived out within the context of the Christian community. From this perspective mysticism played a vital part in the early church. Early Christianity was a religion of the spirit that expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”.   And from this perspective of reality, the only valid teacher and revealer of Truth is the True Prophet (a.k.a. Logos/Son of God) who was portrayed by the Apostle Peter as existing "...within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other" (see The True Prophet ).    And when the historical man Jesus became At-One with the Indwelling Son of God or Logos, it was confirmation of the original position of the Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus that he was in “...supernatural union of a man and God... In their eyes, Jesus of Nazareth was a mere mortal, the legitimate son of Joseph and Mary: but he was the best and wisest of the human race, selected as the worthy instrument to restore upon earth the worship of the true and supreme Deity. When he was baptized in the Jordan, the Christ, the first of the aeons, the Son of God himself, descended on Jesus in the form of a dove, to inhabit his mind, and direct his actions during the allotted period of his ministry” (Gibbon; The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.4, P.366 - see The Ebionite Nazirenes).  

What this means is that the Old Testament is not the Jewish scriptures -- and neither are the Jews the chosen people of God.  In fact, what is personified in the portrayal of a Jew in the scriptures, must be overcome -- as seen in the death (transformation) of Judas (Jew).   Every aspect of our physical existence from the time we were conceived in the womb, and developed in accordance with a predefined genetic pattern, to our birth, our interaction with the forces of nature and the indigenous laws within which all of Creation is in a continual state of subjective movement, it is the true man of spiritual wisdom who has the perception to embrace the natural order of things. This wisdom was conveyed to us in the words of Jesus when he affirmed the need to keep the Law as seen when he said: “For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the Law, until all is accomplished. Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and so teaches others, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you, that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 5:18-20).  In our quest for greater understanding, we must ask what is being said to us in these words? What Jesus confirms is that every concept of the New Covenant is in total and complete harmony with the Law that was given to Moses, and that his followers must keep and observe the ordinances of the Law in a more pure and complete manner than the scribes and Pharisees.  And this is why Peter stated that there is no difference between the Old and New Testaments -- i.e., "Moreover, if any one has been thought worthy to recognize both as preaching one doctrine, that man has been counted rich in God, understanding both the old things as new in time, and the new things as old”  (see The True (Unknown) Nature And Reality Of The Scriptures).   

From an allegorical perspective, we must come to understand that it is not an accident that Jesus was crucified on the Passover. It was not an arbitrary occurrence that Jesus remained with his disciples for a period of forty days (Acts 1:3). Neither is it a measure of distance and time when after the period of forty days it is written that the trip to Jerusalem was said to be a Sabbath days journey (Acts 1:12). These occurrences are of the highest importance to the disciple who is seeking to be born in the spirit.  Christians must cease to read the scriptures in the error of the Sadducees and Pharisees! From a biblical perspective, it is not descriptive of an historical event that the disciples stayed in an upper room for a period of three days until the day of Pentacost. When the Bible states that there were one hundred and twenty names from which the replacement of Judas was drawn, what is conveyed in the numbers has more to do with the spiritualization and completion of the twelve -- i.e., twelve times twelve -- than of any historical enumeration of people. The presence of the mother and brethren, as well as all the other elements of the story, all hold a spiritual significance to those who possess the eyes to look beyond the cloak of the narrative. It is not by chance that the replacement for Judas -- which if properly translated would be Judah, from which the name Jew is derived -- was Matthias, which means the ”gift of God”. What is portrayed to the disciple is not an historical event, but more appropriately, the evolution of mind in its quest for completion. 

What few Christians realize today is that during the second century the gospel of Luke was put though an extensive rewrite in order to obscure certain teachings of Jesus and create an anti-Jewish environment. Under the heading of Marcion (c.100-160) in the Encyclopedia Britannica we read that he was the “founder of a Christian sect, born in Sinope, Pontus (now Sinop, Turkey), and probably the son of the bishop of that city. He went to Rome about 140”, where he was for a time received as orthodox in his beliefs. It is important to realize that Marcion received his anti-Jewish sentiment from his father who was an authority in the Gentile church, and that Marcion himself was viewed as being orthodox by many Christians.  The Britannica then goes on to write that “The Marcionite sect, highly ascetic and celibate, grew rapidly until it was second in strength only to the original church; it had churches and an episcopal hierarchy and practiced the sacraments of baptism and the Eucharist… Marcion rejected the Old Testament and almost all of the New Testament… basing his teachings on ten of the Epistles of St. Paul and on an altered version of the Gospel of Luke… Marcionism flourished in the West until about the 4th century…”

Why was the Marcionite sect of the Gentile Church anti-Jewish? For much the same reason that if you wanted to curse at an Essene, you would call him a Jew -- who in the scriptures the portrayal of a Jews was used as an (allegorical) symbol of those who have received the Law of God, but observed it outwardly in ritual and tradition -- thereby throwing away the Key of Knowledge "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52).  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"!   As Jews who are too carnal to understand the scriptures, they look for the Kingdom to come outwardly -- failing to understand that the Kingdom can only come within you.  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 that is within them, 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.   The Marcionite sect understood that the Jews were the blind guides leading the people in the wrong outward direction -- and therefore, their god they worshiped was the Devil -- i.e., "Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it" (John 8:43-44 NKJ).   And from an Essene and Ebionite perspective, the Jews were the epitome of abject spiritual failure and what not to be with respect to the necessary transformation into Spiritual Israel.    

In presenting a number of surviving quotations from the Original Hebrew Gospel, it states with respect to the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) prophets of the past in relation to Jesus where Jerome writes and quotes the Hebrew Original (Dialogue against Pelagius): "And in the same book: If thy brother (saith he) have sinned by a word and made thee amends, seven times in a day receive thou him. Simon his disciple said unto him: Seven times in a day? The Lord answered and said unto him: Yea, I say unto thee, unto seventy times seven times. For in the prophets also, after they were anointed by the Holy Spirit, the word of sin was found."  In the Old Testament twenty one people were portrayed as being Anointed -- which is of course the English translation of the Greek word Christ and the Hebrew word Messiah.  So, what then was the difference between the Anointed in the Old Testament and Jesus?  Thus, until the Anointing of the historical man Jesus, no one had totally fulfilled the Law within themselves that would enable them to receive the full Anointing of the Holy Spirit.   But in the case of Jesus who had fulfilled the Law (Torah) within himself, it was said in the Hebrew Gospel where Jerome writes (On Isa. xi.2): "(The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him) not partially as in the case of other holy men: but, according to the Gospel written in the Hebrew speech, which the Nazarenes read, 'There shall descend upon him the whole fount of the Holy Spirit'. . . .In the Gospel I mentioned above, I find this written: And it came to pass when the Lord was come up out of the water, the whole fount of the Holy Spirit descended and rested upon him, and said unto him: My son, in all the prophets was I waiting for thee that thou shouldst come, and I might rest in thee. For thou art my rest, and thou art my first begotten son, that reignest for ever."     Which is why it was the original Gospel position preserved by the Ebionite Nazirenes that Jesus "...was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity" (see Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).   The early Church write Hippolytus then states of this original Gospel teaching that the Ebionite Nazirenes were of the position that if any other of the prodigal sons  "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs"  (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34) -- which is why Jesus commanded that his followers pick up the same (allegorical) cross as he did, and travail in TheWay. 

By fulfilling the allegorical Law (Torah) within himself -- transforming himself into The Final Temple (see The Gospels And The PreExistent Soul That Evolves To Perfection In Many Lifetimes ), Jesus became At-One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God.  Thereby manifesting God in the flesh.  But this is the potential and destiny of all of mankind -- i.e., "Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'" (John 20:17 NIV).     That the historical Jesus was a true holy man who became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by fulfilling the Royal Law within himself, is attested to at Acts 2:22 where Jesus is portrayed as "a man, attested to you by God" -- and this was demonstrated by God performing "mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst".   If Jesus was himself God incarnate as believed by the later Romans, then these words portraying Jesus as a man approved by God through the works and wonders that God did through him, never would have been presented in this manner.   When the people questioned the source of Jesus' words, he called himself a prophet: "So they were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house" (Matt 13:57). And not only did he call himself a prophet, but spoke of the crucifixion as his ultimate process of perfection:  "On that very day some Pharisees came, saying to Him, Get out and depart from here, for Herod wants to kill You.  And He said to them, Go, tell that fox, 'Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.' Nevertheless I must journey today, tomorrow, and the day following; for it cannot be that a prophet should perish outside of Jerusalem" (Luke 13:31-33 NKJ).   And when the man approached Jesus calling him good teacher, Jesus rejected the title stating: "So Jesus said to him, Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God" (Mark 10:18 NKJ).   And when it was recognized that the man was asking Jesus about how to achieve eternal life -- and that Jesus did not reply to believe in him (Jesus) as God -- but to keep the Law and the Commandments -- then the Ebionite position that Jesus became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by fulfilling the Law -- and that it was necessary for Jesus' disciples and followers to in like manner fulfill the Law and keep the Commandments -- is exactly what Jesus the Anointed Prophet taught and expected of those who believed in what he taught.   

Now if you add to the above the very words attributed to Jesus', we can understand both the original Ebionite position that the followers of Jesus must keep the Law, and the profound spiritual ignorance which rejects the requirement of actions as an integral part of the equation: "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.  Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matt 5:17-26 NIV).   

Prior to the scriptures being edited to support the Pagan doctrines of Rome (see http://BibleCorruption.com ), the words spoken to Jesus by the Father at his baptism in the Jordan was: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee"  (see http://TheTenWords.com ).   And this original statement is further confirmed in both the Book of Acts, as well as the Epistle to the Hebrews -- wherein, with regard to the passage at Hebrews 1:5, The Adam Clark Commentary writes: "This most important use of this saying has passed unnoticed by almost every Christian writer which I have seen; and yet it lies here at the foundation of all the apostle's proofs. If Jesus was not thus the Son of God, the whole Christian system is vain and baseless..."   Stating that if what Paul states is true -- which the scriptures confirm (see http://TheTenWords.com ), then "...the whole Christian system is vain and baseless...".   That Christianity has virtually nothing in common with the Original Teachings is explored at The Original Teachings Have Nothing In Common With Church Dogma ).   Why can't the above be understood by either the the vast majority of Jews and Christians?  Because they throw away the Key of Knowledge in their carnal outward interpretations of the scriptures.

In order to begin to tap into the Source of All-Knowing Knowledge within us, the seeker/disciple must begin to bring about the expansion and deepening of the mind and consciousness.  The scriptures are "allegorical ...symbols of something hidden” , and cannot be "...read according to the understanding of our own mind" -- which attempts to interpret the scriptures in the manner of the Jews -- i.e., outwardly as actual historical accounts.  Because the scriptures are allegorical catalysts that when used in the proper environment where the person has become the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed, it is necessary to develop the mind to enable the person to learn and be taught by the Indwelling Logos/Son of God.   The Essene/Therapute/Ebionite/Nazirenes who were the authors of the Old and New Covenant scriptures, did not consider themselves Jews -- because the Jews were spiritually disenfranchised and too carnal to understand the proper use of the scriptures.  Thus, when the Pharisees asked Jesus if he was the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) who was appointed to come in the scriptures, they wanted to know when he would inaugurate the Kingdom upon the earth.  The reply of Jesus demonstrated the inability of the Jews to understand the spiritual meaning of the scriptures that was understood by the Essene/Therapute with respect to being "allegorical ...symbols of something hidden” that could "...not [be] read according to the understanding of our own mind."   And this was clear in the statement of Jesus on the coming of the Kingdom when he replied to the Jews: "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 both the Jews and Christians should be asking, is how must the Kingdom be entered?   And while this was understood by the Essene/Therapute and Ebionite Nazirenes, because both the Jews and the Gentile Christians are blind to the true spiritual meaning of the scriptures -- subjecting the written word that Paul portrays as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14) -- and failing to understand them as "allegorical ...symbols of something hidden” -- both the Jews and the Christians look for the kingdom that can never come upon the earth outwardly -- and can only come within one's own mind and being.  The answer to the enigma is found in 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 (see The Fatal Error Of The Church ).  

It was the correct perceptive-understanding of author and visionary Philip K. Dick when he once wrote with respect to the original disciples of Jesus that:  "Christ ...taught his followers how to enter the kingdom while still alive, where other mystery religions only bring about amnesis: knowledge of it at the 'other time' in 'the other realm,' not here.  He causes it to come here, and is the living agency to the Sole Good God (i.e. the Logos)."  And in the Gospels this entrance into the Inner Kingdom by the disciples is portrayed as being In The House with the Lord.  That the leaders among the Jews had alienated themselves from the Inner Kingdom -- and they attempted to observe the scriptures in outward ritual and tradition -- is the very reason why Jesus condemned them as heretics who hid the Key of Knowledge from the people, and in their carnal interpretations they "...prevent others from entering".   Because the carnal Jews were under the control of what Jesus portrayed in the parable of the prodigal son as the "Citizen ...of the Far Country", they remained blind to the Inner Kingdom and the true meaning of the scriptures -- i.e., "...but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables: that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand".    And the fact that those who were the leaders of the people were blind to the Kingdom, and unable to spiritually hear and understand, made it impossible to even begin to compose scriptures where the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom were more plainly presented to the reader. 

  The Books With The Power To Deceive - Allegorical Scriptures For An Allegorical World: A reality the Church has never been able to address and come to terms with, is the statement by Peter as quoted in the Homilies of his disciple Clement portraying the scriptures as "...the books which are able to deceive" -- stating that the scriptures contain "falsehoods" written into the literal text.   And it is often these "falsehoods" that are intentionally inserted into the scriptures that are portrayed as inconsistencies and (historical) flaws and anomalies in the written word by religious critics.  But are they?   One of the realities of mind that is not understood is the fact that the scriptures are designed to evolve the Intuitive Spheres of mind that are able to bring about Wholeness of Perceptive-Vision and understanding (see Linear Vs Intuitive Development Of Mind ).  Therefore the authors of the scriptures had no interest in creating an historical account that would be little more than worthless fodder for the Linear spheres of mind -- but rather, a means to open the mind of mankind who is portrayed as the prodigal son the necessary enlightened vision to perceive man's higher Soul-Reality.   And what this means is that each citing and portrayal of a supposed historical event, is unique unto itself -- and is not supposed to reflect or parallel any other similar account.  The people, places, events and things must be understood within their own unique context, in order to understand the aspect of mind and spirit that is being portrayed in the quasi-historical facade. 

In the year 1707, John Mill shattered all faith in the infallibility of the Bible by demonstrating 30,000 various readings which were produced from 80 manuscripts. The findings of, first Mill, and then Wetstein (1751), proved once and for all that the variations in the biblical texts, many of which were quite serious, had existed from the earliest of times.  The problem was that many of these inconsistencies and variant readings were intended by the authors to be in the exact place they appeared in the text.   These discordances and inconsistencies are so divergent and conflicting that it states in the review of the book, In Discordance with the Scriptures: American Protestant Battles Over Translating the Bible (Religion in America)
by Peter J. Thuesen (Author)
:

As indicated by the title, this book chronicles the vicious debates between American Protestants over the translation and publication of different versions of the Bible, particularly the American Standard Version (1885) and the Revised Standard Version (1952). Limited to this topic, Thuesen does well. But the title is misleading; much of this book deals with other translations and with the Protestant/Roman Catholic controversy over the Bible. If the author had wished to write a longer history of problems with Bible translation, he could easily have found disagreement as early as the fourth century, when Jerome picked and discarded extant Latin texts as he prepared the Vulgate translation; or he could have given more detail about the work of the King James translators. The achievement of this book is that it demonstrates that the historical and literary discoveries of the 19th century became the theological controversies of the 20th century. Many new discoveries about biblical texts have been made in recent years; the information offered here about how the Bible has been translated to suit theological tastes and publishers' expectations of profits is shocking indeed.    

What the translators and body of believers fail to understand, is the fact that the alleged discordances and inconsistencies were intentionally inserted into the text of the scriptures for a number of important reasons.  Admittedly, what is truly difficult for  the untransformed carnal mindset to understand, is that each of the variant readings are unique to understanding that passage of scripture from that particular author from a spiritual perspective.  It has been long noted that there is no unity and common witness of the Gospels on the crucifixion accounts.  The Gospel accounts of Matthew, Mark and Luke contradict each other's records of the crucifixion, even on the parts that would be seen as the most important.  Each of the Gospel accounts portray Jesus as having died at different times of the day -- wherein he supposedly spoke to different people -- gave different sets of final words and confusingly different accounts of the circumstances surrounding the death of Jesus.  It is not simply a case that they recorded different details: the actions of Jesus in each gospel reflect general differences in opinion about what Jesus' character should be. In Mark's sombre account Jesus is silent and mocked by all around him, and cries out in despair at the end. But in Luke and John Jesus is talkative, gives advice, and is surrounded by followers even while on the cross. Despite the massive impact they would have had on entire communities, the gospel writers also record different supernatural events occurring upon Jesus' death too.   Matthew 27:51-53 describes Earthquakes and the rising of the dead -- things which no-one else at all noticed.  Each gospel writer states their version as fact even though it is clear that no agreement exists among the Gospel accounts.

Where the critics will reject the crucifixion account on what they perceive to be flawed and conflicting accounts, it remains beyond their comprehension that the Gospels are not at all meant to be historical accounts -- and each of the Gospel narratives must be understood as a unique spiritual account -- sometimes portraying the experiences of different spheres and aspects of mind (see http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org ).  From the perspective of the twelve spheres of mind, each of the spheres experienced what is portrayed as the crucifixion or allegorical portrayal of the Final Stage of Birth differently.   And if we were able to read many of the Gospel accounts suppressed by the Church, we would find no historical agreement among those with the four Gospels we presently possess.      

Sometimes the accounts are intentionally different within the same scripture.  Acts 9:7 reads: “And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man”.  Yet, in Acts 22:9 the narrative reads: “And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me”.  It means absolutely nothing for the modern reader to believe that Saul was converted on the road to Damascus -- there is no spiritual edification or uplifting when we relate this knowledge to an historical event at the beginning of our Common Era.  But what is conveyed spiritually is of great value to the disciple in search of the Light -- and must bring about a change of mind in his quest to open the door to the Kingdom.  Thus the disciple begins to see his own transformation from the death of Stephen as spirit became clothed with flesh, to Saul -- from a Jew to Paul -- from Paul the little one, whose blindness was healed by Ananias -- the gift from God.  The many points at which the scriptures conflict in order to force the reader to look for the inner meaning is so numerous, that an entire book could be written in their compilation. Acts 7:14 has 75 persons coming with Jacob into Egypt -- Gen 46:27; Ex 1:5; Deut 10:22 state there were 70.  Acts 7:16-17 has Jacob buried in Shechem -- Gen 49:28-30; 50:13 buried in Mamre which is Hebron according to Gen 23:19.  If the Holy Spirit wrote both sets of scriptures, there should have been uniformity between them. Moreover, if the New Testament authors were attempting to convince others that they knew what they were speaking about from a literal sense, they would have been very careful to get the facts correct.

Perhaps one of the finest examples of the organic mind's attempt to explain away from a purely physical/carnal perspective what it should be investigating, is demonstrated in the genealogies of Jesus. The fact that the genealogy presented in Luke is not the same as that in Matthew, has long been the source of many dogmatic theories. But the fact that the genealogy in Matthew contains four women, and three foreigners, should immediately send up a red flag warning that these genealogies cannot -- and never were intended -- to be read literally.  Two of the women were strangers to the commonwealth of Israel, Rachab a Canaanitess, and a harlot besides, and Ruth the Moabitess.  In the pedigree of the kings of Judah, between Joram and Ozias (v. 8), there are three left out, namely, Ahaziah, Joash, and Amaziah -- and therefore Joram could not have begat Ozias.  When it is said (v. 12) that Jechonias begat Salathiel, that Jechonias was the son of that Jehoiakim who was carried into Babylon, the scriptures tell us that Jechonias was childless (Jer. 22:30), and in direct contradiction to what is written in Matthew, it is written that “No man of his seed shall prosper”.  In order to insure that the genealogies cannot be read literally, it is further stated in Matthew: “Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Christ” (Matt 1:17 NIV). With regard to the many problems presented in the genealogies, the Adam Clark Commentary writes: [Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:] There are three considerable difficulties in this verse.

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

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

 

  The Folly Of Bad Beliefs About God: Just as important is the fact that  what the Apostle Peter and other enlightened individuals state about the scriptures is also true -- and it is not only the countless inconsistencies that have been intentionally inserted into the textual body of the scriptures -- but other literal statements that can be portrayed as "bad beliefs about God" which also serve an important higher purpose in the development of the mind of the reader.   And this statement by Peter that the scriptures contain out-right "falsehoods" that if not correctly understood can cause them to be portrayed as "...the books which are able to deceive" is confirmed in the words of Moses Maimonedes, one of the most respected of Jewish theologians, historian, and Talmudist, where he writes about the nature of scripture: “Every time that you find in our books a tale the reality of which seems impossible, a story which is repugnant to both reason and common sense, then be sure that the tale contains a profound allegory veiling a deeply mysterious truth; and the greater the absurdity of the letter, the deeper the wisdom of the spirit”.  Thus, what is portrayed as "...repugnant to both reason and common sense" is not at all historical -- but rather, an allegorical portrayal of deeply important spiritual truths that those who believe the "falsehoods" of  the literal text as actual historical events are blind to the spiritual meaning.   And in believing the "falsehoods" that were intentionally inserted into the scriptures as what Peter portrays as a "test" for the reader, is representative of a condition of mind that has the power and ability to totally disenfranchise the reader from the true spiritual meaning of the written word.

The ability to bring about High-Level Thought and an enlightened assessment and understanding of man's true reality, is dependent upon the developed and evolved balance of the Linear and Intuitive Spheres of Mind.   And it is the purpose of the scriptures to bring about the development of the Intuitive Spheres of mind that in most people are suppressed by the dominate Linear -- and this necessary development is contingent upon catalysts and symbols inserted into the scriptures that are beyond the limits of the Linear to perceptively comprehend.  These historical "falsehoods" and easily discernable untruths which utilize symbols and catalysts that can only be resolved when the Intuitive is able to connect with the person's inner resources of mind and being, is absolutely necessary to develop the mind beyond what Paul portrays as the "animal-soul" level of organic consciousness.   For an important reason Paul portrayed the written text of the scriptures as the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6).   And referred to them as "Jewish fables" (Titus 1:14).   And what he was stating was that those who see only the text of the written word have embraced the "letter that killeth".  To the Galatians who were attempting to embrace the Jewish outward ritual observances of the Torah, Paul states: “Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?” And then Paul goes on to explain to those who want to attempt to read the written word literally in an historical context as Christians do today: “For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory” (Gal 4:21-24 KJV).   What this means is that what in appearance is portrayed historically in the scriptures, was not history at all -- but rather, was an allegorical account that both preserved and concealed important spiritual truths which are not discernable and evident when reading the text of the written word.   And what this means is that all the countless Jewish, Christian and Muslim clergy who read the scriptures as if they are historical accounts, are all in grave error.  

In the account of the Clementine Homilies, Peter warns his disciple Clement that Simon Magus has the ability to greatly deceive the Gentiles, because they (the Gentiles) fail to understand the vision and traditions used by the authors in the composition of the scriptures.   Where those who fail to understand the objective and purpose of the scriptures with respect to the development and enlightenment of the mind attempt to read them as literal historical events -- the authors of the scriptures understood the need to restore the lost prodigal sons to the Edenic Kingdom, and this could only be accomplished through the restoral of the Wholeness of Mind.   Since the Gentiles and (carnal) Jews did not -- and continue not to -- understand this higher mental and spiritual objective of the authors of the scriptures, they remain easily deceived and seduced by charlatans and faux-teachers and religious authorities who attempt to read the scriptures as if they presented actual historical events.   

In the quotation of Peter preserved in his disciple Clement's writings, because of the believers inability to understand the  original vision and objectives of the authors of the scriptures, Peter correctly portrays them as being easily seduced by Simon Magus, because they dwell at a level of mind whereby they hold what Peter portrays as bad and erroneous beliefs about God.   Thus, Peter warns that while those who can be portrayed as Spiritual Israel understnad the "traditions" which the authors of the scriptures employed, and will therefore understand the deeper spiritual meaning of the scriptures -- both the carnal Jews and the Gentiles will be greatly deceived and states: “And with us, indeed, who have had handed down from our forefathers the worship of the God who made all things, and also the mystery of the books which are able to deceive, he will not prevail; but with those from amongst the Gentiles who have the polytheistic fancy bred in them, and who know not the falsehoods of the Scriptures, he will prevail much. And not only he; but if any other shall recount to those from among the Gentiles any vain, dreamlike, richly set out story against God, he will be believed, because from their childhood their minds are accustomed to take in things spoken against God. And few there shall be of them, as a few out of a multitude, who through ingenuousness shall not be willing so much as to hear an evil word against the God who made all things.   And to these alone from amongst the Gentiles it shall be vouchsafed to be saved. Let not any one of you, therefore, altogether complain of Simon, or of any one else; for nothing happens unjustly, since even the falsehoods of Scripture are with good reason presented for a test.”

Thus, what we are presented with in the above statement is one of the most profound scriptural realities that is not understood at all today by not only the congregations of faith-based Christian believers, but also their acclaimed religious experts, authorities and critics.  If it is true that what can be considered inconsistencies and the "falsehoods" of the literal text were intentionally inserted into the scriptures for both an important heretofore unknown reason that is not understood by the faith-based believers and their teachers and religious authorities -- and these inconsistencies and the "falsehoods" were intentionally inserted into the scriptures as a "test” imposed upon the reader or student of the scriptures -- then it can be rightly stated that the modern believer has absolutely no understanding of both the purpose and the spiritual meaning of the scriptures they promote.  That the (carnal) Jews could not see beyond the symbols of the allegory, and their eyes and hearts were hardened so they remained blinded to the spiritual meaning, and therefore could not comprehend the true meaning of the scriptures, is readily acknowledged where Paul states that “their minds were blinded” by the Laws of God, “for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament… even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart” (2 Cor 3:14-15 KJV).     The 2nd century Church Father Clement of Alexandria in his Stromata explained: “...now that the Savior has taught the Apostles, the unwritten rendering of the written, this has been handed down also to us”.   What Clement is stating is that it was Jesus who taught his disciples the inner spiritual meaning of the scriptures by opening their minds so their understanding could pierce through the garb of the allegorical enigmas that blind the perception of carnal men -- i.e., "Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures" (Luke 24:45 NIV).   Yet, while the Gentiles will see a very different message than the carnal Jews, both will be equally deceived and turned out of TheWay.

The mind of organic man that Paul portrays as being of an  "animal-soul" level of consciousness, is overwhelmed with grave misconceptions and conclusions pertaining to both himself, the purpose of the life he is presently living, the higher reality of his own Soul and the reality of God.   Organic man is therefore incapable of comprehending his own higher Soul-Reality.   In view of the fact that he is attempting to understand what his organic Linear mind is incapable of comprehending without the necessary integration of the paradoxical opposites of mind that permits and brings about the deepening and expansion of mind and consciousness, he remains overwhelmed with what Peter portrays as the "falsehoods" of the literal text of the scriptures that are necessary for the development of the Intuitive spheres of mind.   In the same way that the mind of an immature child is full of fantasy and misconceptions pertaining to the realities of life, so too is the immature person who is still of an  "animal-soul" level of consciousness.   While the Natural Laws bring about physical development from conception to birth and every step and level of growth of the child into physical adulthood, the fact that mental development is dependent upon choice and freewill -- and the living out and experiencing the fruit of one's choices -- the stages of development must be over the course of many lifetimes whereby the biblical teachings is fulfilled: "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap" (Gal 6:7 NKJ).    A most profound statement by the Church Father Origen is basically rejected by the people of the simple faith today who are incapable of reason and engaging the mind in the process of true spiritual growth: “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis - see The Early Church On Predestination).  

In addition to the mind developing by virtue of the choices we make, the process of mental growth and development often requires man to live out what he judges and condemns in others (see Everyday Is Judgment Day AND ALSO Judgment Day - Evolving To Maturity Of Mind And Being ).   By becoming what we judge and condemn, we learn by experiencing the opposite and often conflicting realities of mind with which organic man is imbued (see The Enigma Of The Segmented Mind ).  Each life that our Soul lives, develops a different area of the Soul-Mind.   Those who learn their lessons from the choices they make, develop more quickly.  What is not at all understood is the reality of this world as a Mental Womb -- wherein the subsequent stages of Soul-Birth can be brought about.   Therefore, the solution to the immature divided mind is not to teach in the rote programming manner that the rabbis and teachers of this world attempt to do -- but rather, to use and employ important symbols and catalysts that have the ability to Intuitively connect -- using the process of Anamnesis -- to connect the undeveloped mind of organic man with his own Inner Source of Mind and Being.     

If the scriptures were a mere linear/historical account that one reads and believes as championed by Christian believers and theologians, such accounts would insure that the lost prodigal sons and daughters would remaine shackled to the abject ignorance of this world that is portrayed as the Far Country.  As explored in  Linear Vs Intuitive Development Of Mind, the process of thought can only be manifest when the Interaction of the Linear and Intuitive spheres of mind as patterned in the Tree of Life are interactively engaged in pursuit of an expanded reality of mind and spirit.  Therefore, many of the inconsistencies or even the literal/historical "falsehoods" which Moses Maimonedes portrays as "...repugnant to both reason and common sense", are representative of the negative polarity catalysts that are necessary to draw the understanding from the Intuitive spheres of mind .  And this is why Peter in the Homilies of his disciple Clement warned that "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without"   When the scriptures are read "...according to the understanding of our own mind" , the catalysts and symbols that are necessary to spawn Intuitive Insight, are all negated when subject to organic human understanding.   And it is the Linear spheres of mind that is portrayed in the words: "...For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without".  Why?  Because to free the reader from the intellectual shackles of what Paul portrays as an "animal-soul" level of consciousness, it is necessary to engage and draw upon the Intuitive spheres of mind that perceives and understands often in reverse of the Linear spheres of mind.   And this is especially important because the mind of man is patterned in Four Dynamic and often Paradoxical Opposites that are representative of semi-independent Trinities that must be mentally and spiritually resolved and harmonized in order to expand and deepen man's Consciousness in pursuit achieving Spiritual Maturity and an Enlightened State of Mind and Being.  To begin his return journey, the prodigal son is said to have begun to "come to his senses" -- but what, exactly does this mean?   When Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come upon the earth as their carnal  "animal-soul"  levels of consciousness envisioned?  Jesus replied: "...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).  Which means that the Kingdom can only be entered by using the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge through our own inner realities of mind (see The Fatal Error Of The Church ).  And this can only be accomplished in accord with Jesus' teachings on an Inner Kingdom, through the expansion and deepening of our own Mind -- which can only be accomplished through the use of the allegorical catalysts and symbols that have the innate ability to open our inner Resources of Mind.   But this process became virtually impossible every time the scribes and authorities of the Church removed the conflicting divergences and conflicting accounts in order to read the scriptures in the manner of the spiritually disenfranchised Pharisees who read the scriptures literally and as a history book.  Thereby, throwing away the Key of knowledge, and insuring the the body of Christians remain shackled in a self-imposed Spiritual Diaspora of abject ignorance. 

In the Homilies of his disciple Clement, the Apostle Peter portrays the scriptures as the "...books with the power to deceive" -- and those who fail to understand both the traditions, and the nature of these writings, from the perception of the original objectives which the scriptures were supposed to bring about, as people who hold bad beliefs about God.   Further, it was stated by Peter in the Homilies of his disciple Clement that each person (who does not apply the Key of Knowledge) only sees in the scriptures, what they are predisposed to see and believe -- i.e., “Therefore Simon, who is going to discuss in public with us tomorrow, is bold against the monarchy of God, wishing to produce many statements from these Scriptures, to the effect that there are many gods, and a certain one who is not He who made this world, but who is superior to Him; and, at the same time, he is going to offer many scriptural proofs. But we also can easily show many passages from them that He who made the world alone is God, and that there is none other besides Him. But if any one shall wish to speak otherwise, he also shall be able to produce proofs from them at his pleasure. For the Scriptures say all manner of things, that no one of those who inquire ungratefully may find the truth, but simply what he wishes to find...”.   What this means is that the scriptures are so designed to bring about that condition where each and every person is able to see and confirm their doctrines of belief which they are predisposed to look for in the written text.    And more important is the statement that those who attempt to read the scriptures from a differing mindset and objectives than the intended purpose of the original authors, will remain blind to "...the truth, but simply [see] what he wishes to find...” in the scriptures.

Contrary to what is convenient to believe, the true meaning of the scriptures can only be found when it is in accord with the original vision and perception of its author -- and not what others choose to believe.   Jesus warned the carnal Jews that they did not understand the true meaning of the scriptures, because they attempted to perceive them through the filter of their man-made beliefs, doctrines and traditions.   And in like manner, the true meaning of the Gospels, is that which was envisioned by its Ebionite Nazirene authors.    And the modern Church continues to remain spiritually bankrupt, because they condemned and rejected the objectives and vision of the original authors, while attempting to read the scriptures through the filter of the doctrines of Pagan Rome.  When rightly understood, it can be said that there really are no inconsistencies and untruths in the scriptures?   Yet, for a very important reason the Church has many times failed in their attempt to create a master gospel that synthesized the witness of all four Gospel accounts into one uniform presentation -- and every attempt has been met with failure.  Why?  Because there are such vast difference between the Gospel accounts, that it is virtually impossible to create one synthesized presentation.   Which has empowered the critics to point out that if the scriptures were actually inspired by the Holy Spirit, then why would these many inconsistencies exist?     

In truth, there are no inconsistencies in the scriptures -- and what is portrayed as errors and inconsistencies by the critics were intentionally inserted into the text on purpose.  The Church Father Origen explained that “Scripture contains an unhistorical element in-woven with the history, in order that the worthlessness of the latter may drive us to seek the spiritual meaning” (Origen quoted under Origen Adamntius; The Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics).   Why would Origen portray the quasi-historical accounts of the scriptues as "worthless"?   Because historical accounts are interpreted from a Linear perspective of mind -- which unbalanced and one-sided perspective shackles the reader to an undeveloped state of abject ignorance which Paul portrays as an  "animal-soul" level of consciousness.  With respect to the nature of the scriptures, Origen further explains in De Principiis that: “Where the word found that things done according to the history could be adapted to these mystical senses, he made use of them concealing from the multitude the deeper meaning; but where in the narrative of the development of super-sensual things, there did not follow the performance of those certain events which were already indicated by the mystical meaning, the scripture interwove in the history the account of some event that did not take place, sometimes what could not have happened; sometimes what could but did not.”   And that the carnal mind of both the blind believer, as well as the skeptic critic, both attempt to ignore these important inconsistencies, and attempt to read the scriptures as an historical account, inhibits the process of development of mind that enables them to perceive and understanding the great truths that lie concealed beneath the allegorical texts.   And in the proper application of the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge, the Church Father Origen writes: “But all the narrative portion, relating either to the marriages, or to the begetting of the children, or to battles of different kinds, or to any other histories whatever, what else can they be supposed to be, save the forms and figures of hidden and sacred things? As men, however, make little effort to exercise their intellect, or imagine that they possess knowledge before they really learn, the consequence is that they never begin to have knowledge"

What does this mean?   What it means is that "...all the narrative portion [of the scriptures], relating either to the marriages, or to the begetting of the children, or to battles of different kinds, or to any other histories whatever", do not at all pertain to historical accounts of man's more distant past -- but rather, to the Forces and Laws that are presently working within man's own mind and being.   Why?   How could Origen who was called the prince of Christian learning second only to the Apostles themselves, state that the historical interpretation of the scriptures is for the most part "worthless"?  And that what is presented in the written text as marriages, the begetting of children, and the many various wars and battles are not at all historical -- but rather, an allegorical portrayal of the Forces and Laws of Consciousness working within one's own mind and being? 

When it is recognized that this very warning was stated by Paul to the baptized and totally committed believers at Corinth -- i.e., “I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way -- in all your speaking and in all your knowledge -- because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed” (1 Cor 1:4-7 NIV) -- the modern reader who does not pause and reflect on what this means -- personally -- to them, remains a blind believer who is beyond the reach of the Gospel message.   What is Paul stating to the believers at Corinth?   That even though Paul himself had instructed them in the "testimony" of Christ -- and that they had received the entire revelation of the Good News of the Gospel -- to the degree that they were not "...lacking any spiritual gift" -- they had yet to evolve and mature those facilities of mind that would enable them to perceive, discern and comprehend the higher reality of the soul and what Paul portrayed as the Mystery of the Gospel.   And this is especially demonstrated in the second chapter of the very same Epistle where Paul warns these believers who have been given all primary historical knowledge and testimony of Christ: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).   

Why did Paul warn that the person who he portrayed as being of a "natural" (human) mind, was incapable of comprehending the true spiritual meaning of the Gospel?   And with respect to what Paul portrayed as the "testimony" of Christ,  Paul openly stated: "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ).    Modern man does not at all understand the true reality of Paul's statements with respect to the inability of the "natural" human mind, because he does not comprehend that his own consciousness is built upon the lower three earthly kingdoms -- and the fact that the consciousness of "natural" man is ruled over by his lower animal nature (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature) -- and when the word that Paul used which is translated the "natural" mind, which portrays the natural organic mind of man as being at an animal level of consciousness -- as demonstrated where the Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary writes with respect to the meaning of the word in the original Greek language: "natural man—literally, 'a man of animal soul'."  Further,  the Treasury Of Scriptural Knowledge makes the ignored and profound statement at 1 Cor 2:14 which reads (quoting Paul): "'But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.'  Then provides the interpretative-meaning of Paul's words with respect to the reality of what is portrayed by Paul as the natural man:. [Psuchikos,] the animal man, one who lives in a natural state, and under the influence of his animal passions; for [psuche] means the inferior and sensual part of man, in opposition to the [nous] understanding, or [pneuma,] the spirit". And this is not only true -- but is is a fact of life that all mystics and enlightened souls must deal with when interacting with organic man.   Which is exactly why Paul profoundly stated to the very people who he had personally taught the Gospel message: "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ).   Stating to the body of confirmed and baptized believers who he stated had received all truth and knowledge pertaining to the elementary "traditions" of Christ: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).   

The literal seemingly historical text of the scriptures which Paul states is allegorical -- i.e., "For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.  Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all" (Gal 4:22-26).   Paul confirms what the Church Father Origen stated in the words: “But all the narrative portion, relating either to the marriages, or to the begetting of the children ...or to any other histories whatever, what else can they be supposed to be, save the forms and figures of hidden and sacred things?"  Thus, not only is Abraham, his wives and children, allegorical images that denote a spiritual reality of mind and body, but so too is the Jerusalem of this world which is itself an allegorical symbol used to denote the "...Jerusalem which is above is free"  That the literal text are symbols is further presented by Paul when he asks why they are observing the celebrations in the manner of the Jews -- i.e., "...how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again? You observe days and months and seasons and years. I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain" (Gal 4:9-11).     

In order to understand the meaning and purpose of the scriptures, there is a simple formula that the reader of the scriptures must grasp and understand before they can even begin to understand the scriptures -- and that is the scriptures are not at all historical accounts -- they were never intended to be used as historical accounts -- and while they employ what can be portrayed as an historical cloak in order to make them accessible to the seekers, this historical facade is necessary in order to present important allegorical truths to the reader who is willing to seek out the mental and spiritual meaning.  As stated above, the scriptures employ "allegorical ...symbols of ...hidden” and incomprehensible truths of mind and spirit that could "...not [be] read according to the understanding of our own mind."   The objective of the scriptures is not to document the historical record -- but to connect the person we are in this world, with our inner pre-existent Soul that has access to the Source of all Knowledge of Creation -- and ultimately the Core of our Higher Consciousness that is portrayed as the Logos/Son of God.   And therefore with this objective in mind, it must be then understood that one of the primary objectives of the scriptures is to develop those latent areas of the mind necessary to employ the process of Amnesis to tap into this inner Source of Knowledge that eclipses all the knowledge of this world. 

The perceptive-comprehension of an Enlightened Anointed (Messiah/Christ) Mind is able to grasp all peripheral factors that must be brought together to form and embody the Higher vision of reality.   Throughout man's history there have been countless attempts to rectify and justify the plight of the struggles of mankind in this world -- prompting the saying: The road to hell is often paved with a great many good intentions.   In each instance of failure, the good intentions did not take into account many far-reaching factors that caused the failure of the idea, concept or effort.   On the other hand, the Enlightened or Anointed Mind is able to bring all the peripheral factors into balance, and bring about success.   And only when rightly comprehended, is the very foundation of mind and its necessary complexities understood.   F. Scott Fitzgerald stated: "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function."    With this being true, we can then state that the Enlightened and Anointed Mind is able to assimilate and bring together the primary four (4) paradoxical trinities within the mind as manifest in the twelve (12) mental spheres, and raise the twelve intricate divisions into One Enlightened Expression.  What can be portrayed as Wholeness of Thought is the product of all the diverse segments that have been brought together to create the Higher Enlightened All-Knowing Expression.  And it can rightly be stated that all the good intentions that paved the road to hell, all failed to consider and merge all the diverse-segments into a Wholistic Single Expression of Higher Reality. 

Most religious-oriented people can often be portrayed as intellectually lazy and spiritually complacent.   To their manner of thinking, there is only one solution.  Often this is expressed in the rhetoric: "All you need is Love".   they expect some Messianic authority to come and zap everyone's mind -- eradicate freewill -- and though some supernatural means invoke a feeling of love throughout all of mankind.   Of course they evade such reason as, why wasn't mankind immersed in love when he first stepped foot on the face of the earth?   Few advocates of unconditional love have the ability to even appreciate the complexity of mind from a truly Knowing and Enlightened Reality.  To their very limited thinking everyone should simply surrender and submit to Higher Power -- failing to understand the relationship of the Higher Power to mankind.   Yet, without understanding the very source and complexity of Love, the solution of love has proved ineffective and lacking on an immensely large scale.  Many envision all of mankind as being homogenized into singleness, and intellectually eradicated and programmed into a single love-thought.   In a Theocratic environment, everyone is often required to unquestionably submit to the commandments of the religious leader.   But history has demonstrated countless time that the theocratic environment is responsible for countless abuses and sufferings for those who disagree with the theological requirements of the leaders.   

Both man and an amoeba can be portrayed as being individualized and one -- and yet, the intellectual differences are so vast, that the two cannot even be compared with each other.  Higher Perception, Knowledge and Comprehension requires a complexity of Understanding -- and this necessary complexity can only be drawn from an evolved intellect that is able to perceptively-synthesize many greatly varying and often opposing factors and divisions.   While both man and an amoeba can be portrayed as ONE, because of the complexity of mind and body that makes up man, no comparison can be made with respect to intelligence, intellect and reasoning.   In the same way that the organs and systems of man's body are segmented in order to create a harmonic segregated environment for the mind to function at a higher level -- with the amoeba being the opposite of man -- it is important to understand that the very complex human body and mind were all drawn from the One Primary Cell -- and that within the One exists the genetic structure that manifested the complex organism known as man.  

A successful business man understands the immense value of having a body of a diverse and well informed advisors that can contribute divergent, contrary and often greatly contrasting opinions that provide solutions to the often conflicting issues that create a  successful endeavor over failure.    It is said that a genus can hold two paradoxical thought simultaneously in his mind -- and by definition, an Enlightened Anointed Mind can merge the four paradoxical-trinities of mind into a Higher Perceptive Vision of man's reality.   Because the mind of man is comprised of twelve (12) separate and often opposing spheres of mind as patterned in the Tree of Life -- with each of the spheres perception and understanding drawn from a very different and often opposite perspective -- the same account can rightfully be presented in different scriptures not only from a different perspective --- but often using different names, numbers and a variation on places and events.  Why?  Because when dealing with allegorical portrayal of aspects of mind, there is also the factor of the Twelve Within the Twelve (see The Twelve Within The Twelve ).   What this means is that because the scriptures are not historical accounts -- but rather, often present the perception of the mind from as many as twelve (12) different segments of consciousness that impact the whole -- there are often major differences between texts.  

In the subheading on The Mystery Of The Gospel, it is demonstrated that Paul taught to seek Spiritual Knowledge from the Source -- which Sacred Knowledge can be portrayed as the Divine Manna that is fed to sincere seekers -- and in the Greek language this Sacred Knowledge is called Gnosis.   More importantly is the fact that Paul openly warned the people that this Spiritual Knowledge is beyond the comprehension of organic ("natural") man -- even when the believer is a committed and baptized Christian who Paul portrays as having received the gifts of the spirit by the laying on of hands by the Apostle himself (see Animal-Soul ).   If those who Paul himself taught what he called the "testimony" of Christ, were incapable of comprehending the true spiritual meaning of the Gospel which he called the Mystery, then an insightful and intelligent reader would conclude that there is far more to the Gospel account than what can be understood by the congregation of believers.

It is also demonstrated that the scriptures are written in a code that conceals the true meaning --  to the degree that Jesus had to open the minds of the disciples for them to perceive the meaning that other (organic) men were blind to -- i.e., "Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures" (Luke 24:45).   And what is presented to us in the enigma of the allegorical scriptures that are written in a secret code, is the reason why Peter portrayed the scriptures as the "books with the power to deceive" -- and why Peter warned that "...even the falsehoods of Scripture are with good reason presented for a test.” (see Power To Deceive ).    What, then, is the test that Peter is making reference to?   Peter explains that in the case of most people, all that they see and think they understand, is basically what they already believe -- and that the scriptures are written in such a way, that virtually anyone can confirm their previously held beliefs in the written words of the scriptures.   Why?    Because, few men who do not Know Thyself -- and remain ignorant about their own higher soul and spiritual reality that is beyond man's organic comprehension -- are capable of perceiving the true meaning of the scriptures that remains safeguarded beneath the allegory of the written words.    Why is the esoteric knowledge concealed in this manner?   To both preserve it for those who can put it to use, and safeguard it from those who would destroy it (see An Inconvenient Truth).   

Is The Old Testament About The Jews?  Based upon the reality presented above that the scriptures are "allegorical ...symbols of something hidden” that are not subject to human understanding, then everything in the scriptures are universal allegorical symbols that portray the Laws and Forces of Mind and Consciousness.   While the Essenes/Therapeutae/Ebionite/Nazirenes understood the spiritual nature of the scriptures, the Jews and many of the Gentile Christians were too carnal in their thinking to comprehend the scriptures.   The Jews (Pharisees and Sadducees) who were portrayed as apostates to the Truth and the Kingdom by those who can be portrayed as Spiritual Israel (the Essene/Therapute/Ebionite/Nazirenes), were portrayed negatively and the example of what not to be -- i.e., "Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it" (John 8:43-44 NKJ).   And anyone who reads the scriptures as if they were historical accounts -- in contradistinction to using them as the Key of Knowledge and turning them within one's own mind and being -- can be portrayed as a Jew and an apostate to the Truth and the Kingdom.  Resulting in the reality that the person remains carnal and of an "animal-soul" level of consciousness that is incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the Soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom.   When Edward Gibbon acknowledged in the Decline And Fall of the Roman Empire the fact that the Ebionite Nazirene and Gospel teachings were  “…embraced by great numbers of the Therapeutae, or Essinians…”, the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls prove that the New Covenant teachings were drawn from the very essence of those who can be portrayed as Spiritual Israel.   And that in the same way that the dogma of pagan Rome was a corruption of these essential New Covenant teachings, so to was the dogma of the carnal Jews who were incapable of understanding how the Torah had to be fulfilled within one's own mind and being -- and not interpreted from an outward human carnal perspective.   

In the below subheading entitled Scriptures Written By Mystics Who Were Hunted Down As Heretics, I demonstrate the importance of the preservation of the scriptures -- and that the faith-based believers who were incapable of comprehending the spiritual meaning, can be portrayed as a type of mule that were      

  Can I Get An Original Pure Copy Of The Scriptures?  The answer to this question -- as promised at the beginning of this subheading -- is a resounding YES!!!   You can have a copy of not only the Original Gospels -- but also other highly spiritual scriptures, if you are either willing to demand them from those who are keeping them from you -- or, that you are part of a group of Spiritual Christians who have prepared themselves to receive these high-level sacred writings.  Gibbon writes in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: ”Constantine easily believed that the heretics, who presumed to dispute his opinions or to oppose his commands, were guilty of the most absurd and criminal obstinancy... Not a moment was lost in excluding the ministers and teachers of the separated congregations from any share of the rewards and immunities which the emperor had so liberally bestowed on the orthodox clergy. But as the sectaries might still exist under the cloud of royal disgrace, the conquest of the East was immediately followed by an edict which announced their total destruction”.    Thus, in the same way that whoever did not embrace the religion of the emperor met with the sentence of death, whatever scriptures did not conform to the approved version, was immediately destroyed (see http://BibleCorruption.com ).  

Biblical scholars basically told the people the truth, but the truth was and remains unacceptable to the multitude of Churches.  Quoting from Examination of Modern NT Text Criticism: "Where history records that true sacred text survived this assault and is preserved in the traditional text, Westcott and Hort counter that the whole church participated in a conspiracy to fabricate a blended (and therefore corrupted) text. Westcott and Hort must not have believed the traditional Christian church to be genuine, but a sham. This thesis is supported by the biographies of Westcott and Hort. When J. F. D. Maurice was accused of false doctrine, Westcott commented that Orthodox Christians are like a new Islam persecuting a revival of the true Christians."

Why can the adoption of the corrupted scriptures be portrayed as "...a conspiracy to fabricate a blended (and therefore corrupted) text"?   Because the Roman Emperor Constantine orchestrated a massive adoption of Christianity as the Universal Religion of the Empire -- which brought about the massive conversion of Mithraic pagans into the Roman Church.   Jesus was portrayed as the latest incarnation of the Mithraic sun-god that was born on December 25 -- which is when the sun begins to move northward from the southern hemisphere.  Constantine took the most corrupt New Testament scriptures and further edited and corrupted them to make them support the dogma of Mithraism which represented the common beliefs of the people.  The original Ebionite Nazirene disciples and followers of Jesus were condemned as heretics -- portrayed as "too Jewish" to understand the meaning of the Gospel -- i.e., “…rejected from one religion as apostates, and from the other as heretics” (Gibbon: Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, v.1, p.416).    Further, the Spiritual (Gentile) Christians who understood the important purpose of the scriptures as a catalyst to develop the mind and enable the seeker/believer to begin to receive the Divine Manna of the Kingdom, were condemned as Gnostic heretics -- hunted down, their scriptures destroyed and those who did not embrace the religion of the emperor, were put to death.   Resulting in the fact that the whole foundation of the modern Church which is based upon Original Sin, has been imported from the Mithraic based teachings of the Iranian prophet Mani, in order to explain and fill the great void that the Church suppression of important teachings on the pre-existent soul created (see Original Sin).   Thereby creating a pagan foundation to the Church that has rendered Christianity spiritually impotent.  Further quoting from Examination of Modern NT Text Criticism: "Westcott and Hort must have believed that what historians recorded as a defense against heretics was in reality a suppression of the true church. They believed that what the historians recorded as heretically corrupted texts were closer to the true autographs."  And this statement is true beyond the comprehension of the modern believer.    The more pure the copy of the Gospels, the more offensive it was from the perspective of the dogma and religion of the emperor. 

There exist words and realties that cannot be redefined by man.   The Greek word Gnosis is a word that is beyond man's ability to redefine -- and it indicates Spiritual Knowledge revealed directly to man by God.   Gnosis cannot be written in a book.   It cannot be taught by one man to another.   Gnosis is not at all an alternative historical tradition that was suppressed by the Church or any other group.   Gnosis has nothing to do with the wisdom of this world.   It is impossible to study Gnosis in a school, college or university.   The Gospel of Thomas portrays this world as dwelling in a state of abject poverty, because the wisdom of this world is devoid of the essential elements of what can be portrayed as Higher Spiritual Knowledge -- the Divine Manna of the Kingdom -- or, in the Greek language what is portrayed as Gnosis.   In the original biblical Greek language, the knowledge of man that was taught by other men, was portrayed differently than the Divine Manna of the Kingdom that could ONLY be imparted to man directly from the Logos -- i.e., this Heavenly Spiritual Knowledge was called Gnosis.   Paul taught the necessity of seeking Spiritual Knowledge which in the Greek language is Gnosis -- i.e., Ephesians 1:17 states: "and asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in your knowledge of Him"  This Knowledge that Paul teaches to seek out -- Divine Knowledge that only God can impart to sincere seekers who have prepared themselves to receive the Divine Manna -- is called Gnosis in the Greek language.  The early Christian 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).   And how did a seeker/disciple obtain these enlightened eyes of the heart? Very briefly, by putting on the "wedding garment" purity (see The Required Wedding Garment -- and by fulfilling the allegorical role portrayed as a virgin (purity of the Word) who awaits the Lord with the oil of purification -- and by becoming the "good ground" 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/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.    When rightly understood, one of the primary purposes of the scriptures and the Gospel was to "open the eyes of the heart" as expressed in the words "Gnosis Kardias".   And this is why it is stated: “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).  Thus, the reality of the words: "To him who overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna" (Rev 2:8-17).  Why is the manna or spiritual knowledge hidden?  Actually, it is not -- but because it is beyond the vision of man's carnal mindset, the Sacred Manna remains concealed to his physical eyes and senses.  And this is true not only of the spiritual meaning of the scriptures, but also every aspect of the life you are presently living.  God and the answers to all of life lie before you -- and unless you develop the innate aspects of mind, you will remain blind to your own higher Soul-Realty.    

The first scripture that the scribes of Constantine edited and rewrote was the Book of Acts.   Why the Book of Acts?  Because in its original form it portrayed the disciples as performing even more miracles than Jesus did -- possessing all knowledge -- and calling upon their Heavenly Father in the same way that Jesus did.   Quoting from Codex Bezae: One of the oldest copies of the Bible which dates back to the fifth century is the Codex Bezae, of which the Britannica writes: "Codex Bezae… has a text that is very different from other witnesses. Codex Bezae has many distinctive longer and shorter readings and seems almost to be a separate edition. Its 'Acts, for example, is one-tenth longer than usual’".    How can we have a Bible that is said to be "almost… a separate edition"?    If this is true, it is important for us to know which edition is the correct one? And in answering this question, we must also determine the criteria we should employ in our effort to choose which of these separate editions we should use in our Bible translations? The traditional answer to this question is very simple -- i.e., we choose the biblical texts that support our doctrines of belief, and reject the texts that do not -- but is this the means by which we are able to be certain that we have chosen the correct edition?  Regarding this serious problem presented by Codex Bezae, Dr. Vincent Taylor writes that: "It is characterized by a series of remarkable omissions in Luke, especially in chapters XXII and XXIV, and by many striking additions and variations in the Acts" (The Text of the New Testament, Dr. Vincent Taylor). How would these "remarkable omissions" and "striking additions and variations" effect our doctrines of belief? 

When the Ebionite Nazirenes and the Spiritual Christian -- all of whom ardently rejected the religion of the emperor -- saw what Constantine was doing to the scriptures, they called for a council where it was decided that each of the groups would bury and safeguard a cache of scriptures to be preserved for future use.   Thus, seven (7) libraries of scriptures were buried -- using the geographical places and numbers of the corrupted Book of Acts to mark their location.  Why did they use the numbers and places in the corrupted Book of Acts?  It was recognized that once the Book of Acts was corrupted in order to make is support the religion of the emperor, then it would survive across time -- and thus, it would remain pointing to the seven libraries of scriptures that were preserved for future use.   Why were these more pure copies of the scriptures deemed too valuable to loose?   Because of their ability to present the necessary catalysts to the reader to develop the Intuitive spheres of mind that had the innate potential to tap into the Inner Source of Knowledge (see Linear Vs Intuitive Development Of Mind ) -- enabling the sincere seeker to begin to receive the Divine Manna directly from the Indwelling True Prophet (aka Logos/Son of God).   And because the Ebionite Nazirenes and Spiritual Christians understood The Paradox Of Soul-Reality, the body of Enlightened Seekers understood that they would need these scriptures in the futures lives of their Soul in order to regenerate and restore themselves to the Inner Edenic Kingdom.   

What is known today as the Nag Hammadi Library was one of those caches of preserved scriptures -- another one known as the Oxyrhynchus Papyri was inadvertently destroyed --  which means that there are still five (5) libraries of scriptures waiting to be found and rediscovered.   Among those preserved libraries of scriptures are copies of the original Gospels.   It was not an accident that the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library of Christian scriptures were discovered in the same time-frame.   These caches of scriptures were important in order to bring about the spiritual restoral and rebirth of the Church.   The Dead Sea Scrolls proved that the foundation of the modern Church was a bogus fraud (see Essenes Dead Sea Scrolls).   The Gospel of Thomas has preserved many important teachings that were suppressed and outlawed by the Church (see Gospel Of Thomas).   In addition to The Gospel Enigma That Modern Christians Can't Comprehend, the Gospel of Thomas restores the proper original foundation that totally rejects the Mithraic doctrine of Original Sin (see The Restored Foundation ).   And most importantly The Foundation Of The Soul And The Threefold Self .   In addition to revealing and confirming the true suppressed foundation of the Christian Church, the Dead Sea Scrolls also provided Judaism with both more pure scriptures and a picture of their true spiritual roots. 

Demand The Vatican To Provide Original Copies Of the Gospels: When Constantine ordered the destruction of those who opposed the religion of the empire, many of the more pure copies of scriptures were collected and hidden away in what is now the Vatican archives.   The Church of Rome has maintained the position that the Truth in whatever form belongs solely to them -- and these more pure scriptures remain hidden away in the Vatican archives.  Therefore, if the Christian world truly desired to return to their original spiritual roots, and really wanted more pure scriptures, they could demand an accounting of these scriptures that remain stashed away in the Vatican. 

The Protestant Reformation was largely the result of the Gospels being translated into the English language, and given into the hands of the believing community by John Wycliffe.  The Pope was so infuriated by his teachings and his translation of the Bible into English, that 44 years after Wycliffe had died, he ordered the bones to be dug-up, crushed, and scattered in the river!  One of Wycliffe’s followers, John Hus, actively promoted Wycliffe’s ideas: that people should be permitted to read the Bible in their own language, and they should oppose the tyranny of the Roman church that threatened anyone possessing a non-Latin Bible with execution. Hus was burned at the stake in 1415, with Wycliffe’s manuscript Bibles used as kindling for the fire.   How corrupt and spiritually disenfranchised was the Church?   In his letter to Pope Leo X on September 6th, 1520, where Martin Luther wrote of the Christianity of his day, that the church, “…once the holiest of all, has become the most licentious den of thieves, the most shameless of all brothels, the kingdom of sin, death, and hell. It is so bad that even Antichrist himself, if he should come, could think of nothing to add to its wickedness” (Quoted in: The Great Thoughts; compiled by George Seldes).   Yet, as predicted by the Apostle Paul, the AntiChrist not only ruled the Church since the fourth century (see Church of the AntiChrist) -- but as Paul predicted, the AntiChrist sat on the thrown of the Church and was worshiped as God.   And with regard to Paul's assertion that these things would come to pass, the Adam Clark Commentary writes of this passage of Paul's Epistle: “[Except there come a falling away first] We have the original word apostasia in our word apostasy; and by this term we understand a dereliction of the essential principles of religious truth, either a total abandonment of Christianity itself, or such a corruption of its doctrines as renders the whole system completely inefficient to salvation. But what this apostasy means is a question which has not yet, and perhaps never will be, answered to general satisfaction” (from the Adam Clarke Commentary).  

The Problem: Martin Luther and the Protestant reformers who did not understand the original teachings and objectives of the Gospels -- and only had the corrupted copies of the fourth century Church -- could not comprehend the reality of the warning that what was left was "...a dereliction of the essential principles of religious truth, either a total abandonment of Christianity itself, or such a corruption of its doctrines as renders the whole system completely inefficient to salvation" -- and in many respects they further alienated the Christian Community from the original objectives of a Spiritual Religion -- the tenets of which they did not at all understand.   In reading the scriptures as historical narratives, they threw away the Key of Knowledge in the manner of the Pharisees who Jesus condemned as blind guides.  But it is also important to understand that if the present body of Christians were to gain access to the more pure Gospels that have been hidden away from the body of believers by the Roman Church, their access to these Gospels would complete the Reformation that was begun when the English translation of the corrupted Bible was placed in the hands of the people.  In the same way that the Roman Church which has often been portrayed as the Synagogue of Satan could not stop the Protestant Reformation when the believers gained access to the Bibles in their native language, a truly Spiritual Reformation would take place if the body of believers demand the pope to return the copies of the Original Gospels that the Roman Church has denied them access to since the fourth century.       

It has been shown to me that if enough Christians demand that the Vatican return the more pure copies of the scriptures to the congregation of believers, that priests who have access to the Vatican archives will feel the need to restore the Truth, and will supply them to the people.   Further, there still remains important copies of the Gospels that have been preserved in many of the monasteries.   If you beseech and pray to your Heavenly Father to have these scriptures so that you can embrace the Original Gospel in their pure form, then the Hand of God will move the hearts of the priests who are the keepers of the Vatican archives to restore the sacred word back into the hands of the people -- where they rightly belong.      

In answer to their prayers for greater knowledge and understanding of the Gospels, the Hand of God moved and provided the believing community with both the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library of Christian scriptures (see The True Gospel Foundation).  For the most part the modern Church has completely ignored what the scrolls have revealed about the true foundation of Christianity.   Regardless of the facts presented, it has basically been a business as usual environment throughout the mainstream of Christianity.    Yet, if a large enough body of Christians arises who are desirous to utilize the resources already provided -- and this body of Christians is in need of more pure copies of the scriptures -- then these additional scriptures will be provided to them through the either the discovery of another library of scriptures that remain hidden away since the fourth century, or some of those original scriptures that have been hidden away from the Christian world will be ferreted out of the Vatican and given into the hands of this more spiritual body of Christians who strive for the restoral and rebirth of the original Gospel teachings.  At the present there does exist priests and other people with access to the archives -- but there is no point to reveal the existence of these more pure scriptures, because there does not exist a body of Christians who are prepared to utilize them.   

Hidden Gospels: Lastly, when the more pure scriptures were in the process of being corrupted by the pagan Church of Constantine and the emperors who succeeded him, many copies of more pure scriptures were hidden away in some of the monasteries.   Throughout Europe individuals arose who had access to these copies of more pure scriptures which had been hidden away in many monasteries, and the Roman Church initiated Inquisitions to hunt the more spiritual Christians down.  Quoting the Wikipedia: "The Inquisition was a group of institutions within the government system of the Catholic Church whose aim was to combat heresy. It started in 12th-century France to combat religious sectarianism, in particular the Cathars and the Waldensians. Other groups investigated later included the Spiritual Franciscans, the Hussites (followers of Jan Hus) and Beguines. Beginning in the 1250s, inquisitors were generally chosen from members of the Dominican Order, replacing the earlier practice of using local clergy as judges. The term Medieval Inquisition covers these courts up to mid-15th century."

One such example of a priest who used the more pure Gospels to bring about his own spiritual regeneration and restoral, is the example of Giordano Bruno who openly taught the reincarnation of the soul -- (quoting) "The soul is not the body and it may be in one body or in another, and pass from body to body" (see 30 Quotes On Reincarnation).  And his position on the soul is further presented in the words: "The divine perfection of the individual soul is the aim of all progression" (Giordano Bruno quoted in Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery; Cranston/Head, editors). Thus, on the higher reality of the Soul that is the Being of Light that is our True-Self, Bruno wrote: "Within every man there is a soul-flame, kindled at the sun of thought, which lends us wings whereby we may approach the sun of knowledge." Further stating that: "This principle in man moves and governs the body, is superior to the body, and cannot be constrained by it."  It is Spirit, the Real Self, "in which, from which and through which are formed the different bodies, which have to pass through different kinds of existences, names and destinies" Giordano Bruno taught that the Law of Reincarnation is indissolubly connected with its twin doctrine of Karma, or "High Justice" -- stating that "Every act performed brings its appropriate reward or punishment in another life. In proportion as the soul has conducted itself in a body, it determines for itself its transition into another body."  In his Spaccio de la Bestia Trionfante, which was published in 1584, Bruno described the condition of a soul who had misused its opportunities on earth, saying that such a soul would be "relegated back to another body, and should not expect to be entrusted with the government and administration of a better dwelling if it had conducted itself badly in the conduct of a previous one."  Thus explaining that there are certain individuals whose "soul-flame" has burned more brightly with each succeeding incarnation, leading them by gradual stages to perfection. "These speak and act not as mere instruments of the divine, but rather as self-creative artists and heroes. The former have the divine spirit; the latter are divine spirits."  With respect to the existence and reality of the Inner Teacher that exists within the self of every person, Bruno wrote that: "The Divine Light is always in man, presenting itself to the senses and to the comprehension, but man rejects it" (quoted in Life and Teachings of Giordano Bruno : Philosopher, Martyr, Mystic 1548 - 1600 (1913) by Coulson Turnbull).

Perhaps more importantly is the fact that Giordano Bruno can be used as a demonstration of those Christians who did not subscribe to the dogma of Pagan Rome (see Giordano Bruno).  Quoting the article to present the concepts of cosmology which was foundational to Bruno's positions: "Bruno believed (and praised Copernicus for establishing a scientific explanation for the fact) that the Earth revolves around the sun, and that the apparent diurnal rotation of the heavens is an illusion caused by the rotation of the Earth around its axis. Bruno also held (following Nicholas of Cusa) that because God is infinite the universe would reflect this fact in boundless immensity. Bruno also asserted that the stars in the sky were really other suns like our own, around which orbited other planets. He indicated that support for such beliefs in no way contradicted scripture or true religion ...Under this model, the Sun was simply one more star, and the stars all suns, each with its own planets. Bruno saw a solar system of a sun/star with planets as the fundamental unit of the universe. According to Bruno, infinite God necessarily created an infinite universe, formed of an infinite number of solar systems, separated by vast regions full of Aether, because empty space could not exist. (Bruno did not arrive at the concept of a galaxy.) Comets were part of a synodus ex mundis of stars, and not—as other authors maintained at the time—ephemeral creations, divine instruments, or heavenly messengers. Each comet was a world, a permanent celestial body, formed of the four elements. Bruno's cosmology is marked by infinitude, homogeneity, and isotropy, with planetary systems distributed evenly throughout. Matter follows an active animistic principle: it is intelligent and discontinuous in structure, made up of discrete atoms. This animism (and a corresponding disdain for mathematics as a means to understanding) is the most dramatic respect in which Bruno's cosmology differs from what today passes for a common-sense picture of the universe. During the later 16th century, and throughout the 17th century, Bruno's ideas were held up for ridicule, debate, or inspiration. Margaret Cavendish, for example, wrote an entire series of poems against "atoms" and "infinite worlds" in Poems and Fancies in 1664. Bruno's true, if partial, rehabilitation would have to wait for the implications of Newtonian cosmology."

In the presentation of the esoteric knowledge that was revealed to the inner core of Jesus' disciples, I greatly expand upon the reality of matter and cosmology of mind throughout this present article in order to present an enlightened picture that must be considered if the disciple is to begin to seek and manifest their true spiritual potential. In the same way that much of the body of this esoteric Knowledge (Gnosis) was revealed to me by the True Prophet/Son of God, the question becomes: Was Giordano Bruno put to death for expressing the Knowledge that the Inner Logos/Son of God revealed to him directly?  Which means that Giordano Bruno -- as was the case of countless other Spiritual Christians -- was persecuted because he attempted to present to the people important esoteric truths that they must have an understanding of, in order to bring about the fulfillment of the Gospel Objectives within themselves.

 

 

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The Problem: The Original Gospel Teachings Have Nothing In Common With Modern Church Dogma: The primary doctrine of the Church is not drawn from the Original Gospel teachings of TheWay -- but rather is based upon a quasi faux-gnostic Manichaean and Mithraic foundation of teachings which states that all of mankind are equally tarnished with Original Sin, and must be redeemed by Jesus the savior.   Yet, Jesus himself in the Gospels stated just the opposite in the words: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17).   Before this verse can be understood we must first understand what it means to be Whole.   Which provokes the question: How is Wholeness achieved?   Contrary to the Church dogma, if Jesus is the physician, then those who achieve and sustain a condition of Wholeness, do not need the physician -- and as a physician, Jesus did not come for the salvation of those who are Whole, but only those who are sick and need the physician.   But in to all opposition to Church dogma, what this also means is that at the time of Jesus, there existed people who he portrays as "whole [and] righteous" who did not need Jesus the physician.  

One of the many scriptural verses that appears to be contrary to the foregoing is at John 9:32-34 where it was stated of the man who was born blind: "Never before has anyone heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind.  If this man were not from God, He could not do anything like this. They replied, You were born in utter sin, and you are instructing us? And they threw him out".   The problem is that while the verse supports the philosophy that a person can be born in sin, the verse does not in any manner state that all men are born in sin -- only those born with hardship and infirmities -- and in this case, the reference is being made to the man who was born blind.  Contrary to the Augustinian doctrine of Original Sin, the Pharisees who threw the man out ("And they threw him out"), did not believe that they were born in sin -- which they saw as the cause of the man's blindness from birth.   Therefore, the question must be posed: Were the Pharisees correct that some men were born in sin?  While others were not?   The problem is that to correctly answer these questions, there is a missing dimension to the doctrines of the Church that has created this seemingly unanswerable enigma.   And when this important teaching was removed and suppressed by the Church, it made the Gospels virtually impossible to understand the original meaning.   Further, the doctrine of Original Sin had to be imported from the Mithraic based teachings of the Iranian prophet Mani, in order to explain and fill the great void that the Church suppression of important teachings created.   Thereby creating a pagan foundation to the Church that rendered Christianity spiritually impotent. 

As I will prove in the below, the original followers and disciples of Jesus who walked and talked with him daily did not believe he was God incarnate.   As the first of the prodigal sons to return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination, Jesus taught them that he was a man -- just as all other men -- and as a true holy man who fulfilled the Law within himself, had become At-One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God.   And he taught that all men and women who become Whole and Complete, are able to do and accomplish all that he did.   Therefore, if, as Jesus said that all who "...are whole have no need of the physician" -- and the historical man Jesus himself emerged out of humanity as the first of the prodigal sons to fully escape this world and return to our Source in the Edenic Kingdom -- then it must be recognized that modern Christianity has virtually nothing in common with the Original Gospel teachings of TheWay.

The doctrinal foundation of modern Christianity is built upon the gravely flawed construct of what has been portrayed as quasi faux-gnostic teachings based upon Manichaean and Mithraic dogma.   Before his conversion, St Augustine who is the author of the doctrine of Original Sin, drew upon his Manichaean background, and the faux-gnostic concepts that were the bedrock of his doctrine as presented in the Widipedia:   "Manichaeism  was a major religious movement that was founded by the Iranian prophet Mani in the Sasanian Empire.  Manichaeism taught an elaborate dualistic cosmology describing the struggle between a good, spiritual world of light, and an evil, material world of darkness. Through an ongoing process which takes place in human history, light is gradually removed from the world of matter and returned to the world of light, whence it came. Its beliefs were based on local Mesopotamian gnostic and religious movements."  

The Foundational Paradigm of Failure is erected upon the doctrine of Original Sin and all the similar doctrines which have their existence within the domain of a savior who must be sacrificed for the salvation of a fallen mankind.   While modern believers cling to the dogma of the doctrine of Original Sin which was hatched by St. Augustine, and fully embraced by Martin Luther, Calvin and other Protestant leaders of the Reformation, it is the faith-based believers own spiritual immaturity that causes them to cling to such preposterous and carnal ideas about God.   There is in fact a totally different explanation of the words "...light is gradually removed from the world of matter and returned to the world of light, whence it came" -- which explanation and understanding is totally absent from Augustine's theology of Original Sin.   But both Manichaeanism and Mithraism were what can be portrayed as ancient Mystery Religions that only revealed the meaning of their doctrines and teachings to initiates within the system.    

What was the source of the doctrine of Original Sin?  Quoting from T.W. Doane, Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions, 7th ed., 1910, p.194-5: "The Persians believed that they were tainted with original sin, owing to the fall of their first parents who were tempted by the evil one in the form of a serpent" [194:12].   Quoting from the Wikipedia article: "The Romans attributed their Mithraic mysteries (the mystery religion known as Mithraism) to Persian or Zoroastrian sources relating to Mithra."  With respect to Manichaeanism, the same article states:  "It was among the Parthian Manicheans that Mithra as a Sun God surpassed the importance of Narisaf as the common Iranian image of the Third Messenger; among the Parthians the dominance of Mithra was such that his identification with the Third Messenger led to cultic emphasis on the Mithraic traits in the Manichaean God."   Quoting from The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors, by Kersey Graves who writes with respect to those who believed in Mithra: "They observed all the Christian sacraments, even to the laying on of hands in the confirmation." (211.) And the Christian Tertullian also tells us that "The priests of Mithra promised absolution from sin on confession and baptism," while another author adds, that "on such occasions Mithra marked his followers (the servants of God) in their foreheads," and that "he celebrated the sacrifice of bread, which is the resurrection."

St. Augustine, one of the most important figures in the history of the Roman Church, was a Manichaean before converting to Christianity.   Why did he convert?   It is important to note that Augustine's conversion came after the threat of death -- i.e., quoting the Wikipedia: "Augustine of Hippo (354–430) converted to Christianity from Manichaeism, in the year 387. This was shortly after the Roman Emperor Theodosius I had issued a decree of death for all Manichaean monks in 382 and shortly before he declared Christianity to be the only legitimate religion for the Roman Empire in 391."   So, in the same way that the Emperor Constantine hunted down the Ebionite Nazirenes and Spiritual Christians as heretics in the year 325, Theodosius hunted down the Manichaeans in the year 382.   And it was shortly after the decree of death by the emperor, that Augustine converted to Christianity.   Further, it is therefore important to point out that Manichaean teachings were based upon a form of Gentile-Gnosticism -- and this form of Gnostic teachings which rejects the Original Gospel Teachings, has totally undermined the modern Church.   With respect to the Manichaeism of St. Augustine the Wikipedia states: "Manichaeism taught an elaborate dualistic cosmology describing the struggle between a good, spiritual world of light, and an evil, material world of darkness. Through an ongoing process which takes place in human history, light is gradually removed from the world of matter and returned to the world of light, whence it came. Its beliefs were based on local Mesopotamian gnostic and religious movements".   Thus, when rightly understood, these Mesopotamian teachings which have been classified as Gnostic have totally undermined the original spiritual foundation of the Church.   And with respect to the label Gnostic: It should be noted that the Roman Church labeled virtually every theological position contrary to their own as Gnostic heresy.  To the degree that the word itself and what it represents has been totally misrepresented by man's countless opinions that have no basis in actual fact.

Was the teachings of the Iranian prophet Mani which both Manichean and Mithraic Dualism was based upon, also served as the Foundation of the Doctrine of Original Sin that was championed by St. Augustine was based truly Gnosticism?  It must be acknowledged that there are what must be understood as quasi faux-Gnostic and various Mystery religions that have attempted to portray the physical as evil, and only spirit as good.  And while they may call themselves Gnostic, they are not -- they are merely a different variety of the way of the monk (see http://SoulSelf.org#monk ).  Before his conversion, St Augustine who is the author of the doctrine of Original Sin (see The Folly Of Original Sin: http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#OriginalSin ), wherein he drew from his Manichaean background the faux-gnostic concepts that were the bedrock of his doctrine as presented above in the Widipedia article.   While it is true that Duality exists -- all evil is in the Separation of the Opposite Male/Female or Positive/Negative or Active/Reflective Polarities of Creation.  Which means that the only evil in the "material world" is in its separation from its spiritual opposite -- and when rightly understood, all Duality is in fact the very Foundation of the Trinity and the Divine Pattern of Creation -- and in view of the fact that the Third-Force Balance of the Trinity is the Reality of Mind, it must be recognized as anti-Gnostic to promote the belief that this world which is Feminine/Reflective, must be suppressed and negated.   Further, the Mind and the acquisition of the Divine Manna of the Kingdom (Gnosis) can only be achieved by embracing the reality of Wholeness as personified in saying 22 of the Gospel of Thomas: "Jesus replied, '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'" -- and thus, each prodigal son or daughter must overcome all Duality by merging and marrying the opposites within the mind of the seeker/disciple.     Which means that the Augustinian doctrine of Original Sin is against -- and in opposition -- to the purpose and objective of the Original Gospel Teachings. 

That the foregoing teaching which is contained in the Gospel of Thomas was important to the first century followers of Jesus, is demonstrate in  The Second Epistle of Clement where the above ultra-important teaching that was removed from the Gospels modern Christians use, is quoted as stating: “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 Clement is stating in accord with the Original teachings is that when the seeker/believer brings this condition about within their own Mind and Being, that the predicted and expected Kingdom will come within them as promised -- as stated in Jesus' teachings on the Key of Knowledge (see The Third Fatal Mistake - Not Proving The Truth).

It is important to recognize that when Clement wrote the above in his Epistle to a congregation of first-century Christians, he did so in the expectation that they would understand the great truths he was presenting.   That the Kingdom or End Times would, and could, only come when "...two shall be one, that which is without as that which is within, and the male with the female, neither male nor female’”.   And the fact that this statement that is in the Gospel of Thomas and was contained in a first century Epistle from the man known as the disciple and constant companion of the Apostle Peter -- written by an elder to a congregation of believers in that first century time-frame, could not be contained and understood in a letter or epistle to a congregation today, is merely one example of the fact that the dogma and thinking of the modern Church has virtually nothing in common with the original teachings of Jesus known as TheWay.  Which means that the thinking and mindset of the first century Christian who understood the (inner) reality of what is presented in this important teaching, has absolutely nothing in common with the thinking and mindset of the modern faith-based believers who call themselves Christians.   Which provokes the question: Has the requirements to enter the Kingdom changed in order to accommodate the dogmatic corruption of the Church?   Has Truth and Higher Spiritual Reality been discarded and thrown away, because the Church threw away and suppressed this body of essential Knowledge pertaining to the Coming of the Kingdom away?   Or, does modern Christians dwell in a self-imposed Diaspora of abject Spiritual Ignorance which was brought about by the massive corruption of the scriptures (see BibleCorruption.com ), and the suppression of the body of essential knowledge that is necessary to restore the lost prodigal son to his rightly place in the Edenic Kingdom of Origination.

If the Truth that sets one free can only be embraced when the believer opens the "narrow gate" within themselves to escape this, the Far Country, and return to the Edenic Kingdom within us -- i.e., "As Jesus spoke these things, many believed in Him. So He said to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, you are truly My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" (John 8:30-32) -- then the modern dogma of the Church has become so corrupted, that it remains spiritually worthless to bring about its purported salvation by faith alone.  Quoting the prayer Christians recite based upon the quasi faux-gnostic teachings of the Iranian prophet Mani and the Manichaean and Mithraic dogma of the doctrine of Original Sin of St. Augustine and embraced by Martin Luther, which has come to be the foundation of modern Church dogma: "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".   The teaching that this is "...a one-time sacrifice for your sins, and not obtained through works, sacraments, traditions or merits of our own" -- means that no other actions or requirements are necessary for the believer who repeats the prayer.  Yet, as the collection of more 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 church today, it is easy to literally pull the proverbial rug right out from under the very foundation of modern Christian thought.  In a surviving excerpts of what has been historically known as the Gospel According to the Hebrews, which was reported to be the "original version of Matthew" that was composed in the Hebrew language, of which our present day gospel is a Greek translation of, it was written: "If ye be in my bosom and do not the will of my Father which is in heaven, out of my bosom will I cast you away". In the late nineteenth century a library of scriptures was uncovered which is today known as the Oxyrhynchus Papyri -- wherein this verse is found reading: "Though ye be gathered together with me in my bosom, if ye do not my commandants, I will cast you forth".   And to the horror of modern Christians who reject the Gospel of the Nazirenes (see 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 to first-century Christian believers: "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’".  

The problem is that this original teaching has absolutely nothing in common with the prayer that Christians recite accepting Jesus as their savior:  "...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".   And it is clear that the first-century Christians whose mindset and thinking was not based upon the teachings of Mani and the Manichaean and Mithraic dogma of the doctrine of Original Sin, had nothing in common with the man-made dogma that has alienated the modern Christians from the Core Gospel Teachings.  Thus, the Gospel teaching that "'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’" has absolutely nothing in common with what the modern Christian has been seduced into believing.        

To what degree the Church had fallen under the control of blind carnal men can perhaps best be envisioned in the words of Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, when he wrote: “It is a thing equally deplorable and dangerous, that there are as many creeds as opinions among men, as many doctrines as inclinations, and as many sources of blasphemy as there are faults among us; because we make creeds arbitrarily, and explain them as arbitrarily. The Homoousion is rejected, and received, and explained away by successive synods. The partial or total resemblance of the Father and of the Son is a subject of dispute for these unhappy times. Every year, nay, every moon, we make new creeds to describe invisible mysteries. We repent of what we have done, we defend those who repent, we anathematize those who we defended. We condemn either the doctrine of others in ourselves, or our own in that of others; and, reciprocally tearing one another to pieces, we have been the cause of each other's ruin” (Quoted by E. Gibbon; The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire).  The "Homoousion" is of course the doctrine of the Trinity that declares that Jesus was God incarnate.  Led by religious politicians, the Christian world became immersed in a sea of manmade doctrines -- doctrines that attempted to explain spiritual concepts that was beyond their ability to comprehend.   The doctrine that Augustine brought into Christianity which was drawn from a Mesopotamian religious sect that had virtually nothing in common with the original Gospel teachings -- which was later embraced by the framers of the Reformation, Martin Luther and John Calvin -- has totally undermined the foundation of the whole of the modern Christian Church.  Thereby exiling faith-based believers in a self-imposed spiritual Diaspora that has totally alienated them from the Original Core Gospel Teachings and Objectives.

While Augustine after his conversion and with the threat of death appeared to have vehemently opposed the Manichaean views of God, his teachings on original sin were directly drawn from what he had learned and embraced in Manichaeism.   In answer to the question does the Bible support Original Sin?   And the question: Does Judaism Believe In Original Sin?  The answer is stated in the foregoing article: "The term 'original sin' is unknown to the Jewish Scriptures, and the Church’s teachings on this doctrine are antithetical to the core principles of the Torah and its prophets."  The Wikipedia further adds: "The doctrine of 'inherited sin' is not found in most of mainstream Judaism. Although some in Orthodox Judaism place blame on Adam for overall corruption of the world...".  But what does this mean?   In the allegorical account of Genesis (see The Allegorical Fall of Man), Adam is not a person -- the word Adam simply means man -- and like the parable of the prodigal son, is representative of the universal pattern and reality of all of mankind.  The idea of what is presented in the written text as the sin of Adam, is what is portrayed allegorically -- but as will be demonstrated in the foregoing link on the Allegorical Fall of Man, the Fall was forced upon all souls as stated at Rom 8:19-22.   And this Fall was brought about (1) because of the lack of experiential knowledge; (2) instituted by the Laws of Creation for the good of all of mankind. 

Based upon the theology of Martin Luther who in the creation of his doctrine of faith apart from actions, rejected over half of the New Testament -- modern Christians maintain that they are saved by faith totally apart from their actions and works -- claiming that their salvation is guaranteed from the moment they accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.   But is this the original teachings of Jesus?   When Martin Luther created his doctrine of salvation by faith alone, Luther rejected the teaching of Paul 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).   If a believer who comes to the knowledge of the Gospel sins -- and this sin revokes any sacrifice for his sin -- then Paul's position totally refutes both the theology of Martin Luther and the doctrines of the modern Church that salvation is guaranteed from the moment they accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.   Further, Martin Luther rejected the Epistle of James which made the case for "faith apart from actions is dead" -- calling the Epistle authored by the first leader of the New Covenant Church and brother of Jesus an "epistle of straw".   And in the same way, Luther rejected the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke because the teachings and message of these primary Gospels did not agree with his theology.   Yet, with respect to the dogma of instant and immediate salvation authored by Luther, Jesus warned: "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'" (Matt 7:21-23 NKJ).   In Luther's defense, he had no idea that the most spiritually important Original Teachings had been removed from the Gospels, and these teachings were then suppressed by the Roman Church. 

Do these words apply to the modern Christian where it proclaims: "You hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied correctly about you: ‘These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. They worship Me in vain; they teach as doctrine the precepts of men’” (Matt 15:7-9).  "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46 KJV).   And this is why Jesus warned those who would call themselves his followers and believers: “And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matt 10:38-39 NKJ).   The requirement that has been set forth is that “ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy” (Lev 11:45 KJV).    In the words of Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa: “…it is imperative on all those who have an equally earnest desire for the Good as He has, to be followers by the path of an exact imitation of Him Who leads the way to salvation, and to carry into action what He has shown them. It is, in fact impossible for persons to reach the same goal unless they travel by the same ways”.   And this is why the requirement was set forth by Jesus with respect to his disciples and followers:  “You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matt 5:48 RSV).

When Martin Luther promoted his doctrine of faith apart from actions by rejecting over half of the New Testament, the only scripture that was acceptable to him was the Gospel of John.  But in light of the more recent discovery of both the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library of pre-Nicene Christian scriptures, even his understanding of the Gospel of John is questionable.   In his book, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of Christianity, Dead Sea Scroll expert Prof. John Allegro writes: “It is a fact that the Qumran Library has profoundly affected the study of the Johannine writings and many longheld conceptions have had to be radically revised. No longer can John be regarded as the most Hellenistic of the Evangelists; his gnosticism, and the whole framework of his thought is seen now to spring directly from a Jewish sectarianism rooted in palestinian soil, and his material recognized as founded in the earliest layers of Gospel traditions.”   What is being stated is that with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls the Gospel of John is no longer viewed as being Hellenistic or Greek-influence, and very much has sprang from the very Gnostic Essenes.   Once this connection was made through the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, it is imperative to recognize that Gnostics do not write historical accounts -- but rather, compose allegorical writings that conceal the true inner meaning from those who are not initiates of the sect.    

In order to begin to understand why the theology of Martin Luther was profoundly in error -- especially in view of the fact that he based his doctrines on a Gospel that has sprang from a very mystical Essene-Gnostic Foundation -- the question must be posed: What is the meaning of the word mysticism?  Briefly, mysticism is descriptive of the ability of man to look beyond the limitations of the five senses in order to gain a better understanding of life, God and Creation.  The whole concept of mysticism is rejected by the institutionalized thinking of the Church who rejects the existence of anything beyond the perception of the five senses.    The word Gnostic, as used by Prof. Allegro, is the Greek word used to describe the acquisition of knowledge gained through the mystical process of man's inner and direct connection with God.   While Christians today embrace the doctrine of faith that was defined by Martin Luther, the flaw in their many perceptions is seen in their inability to understand that the doctrine of faith was based upon the foundation of mysticism that was laid by the Apostle Paul when he wrote: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).    And the very essence of all genuine religious movements are "foolishness" to the mind of the untransformed organic man, because the essence of the spiritual movement is based and founded upon those realities that are beyond the vision and scope of the man's physical senses -- i.e.,  "while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal" (2 Cor 4:18 NKJ). 

Paul portrayed the baptized and committed Christians who he personally taught as still being of an "animal-soul" level of consciousness who were incapable of receiving the Higher Sacred Knowledge -- a.k.a., Divine Manna or Gnosis.   And this reality is expressed in the meaning of the Greek text of Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians (2:14) where Paul states that the "natural" organic man cannot comprehend the higher reality of the Soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom.   Which profound statement provokes the question: What is meant by the term that Paul used when he described the very people who he had himself taught who were incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom when he portrayed them as being of a "natural" organic level of mind and consciousness?   The Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary writes with respect to the meaning of the word in the original Greek language: "natural man—literally, 'a man of animal soul'."  Further,  the Treasury Of Scriptural Knowledge states of this ignored and profound statement at 1 Cor 2:14 which reads (quoting Paul): "But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" -- wherein the proper interpretative-meaning of Paul's words with respect to the reality of what is portrayed by Paul as the natural man is then presented: [Psuchikos,] the animal man, one who lives in a natural state, and under the influence of his animal passions; for [psuche] means the inferior and sensual part of man, in opposition to the [nous] understanding, or [pneuma,] the spirit. And this is not only true -- but it is a fact of life that all mystics and enlightened souls must deal with when interacting with organic man.   Which is exactly why Paul profoundly stated to the very people who he had personally taught the Gospel message: "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ).   Stating to the body of confirmed and baptized believers who he acknowledged had received all truth and knowledge pertaining to the elementary "traditions" of Christ: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).   

An important insight into the very essence, purpose and higher spiritual objectives of the Original Teachings of TheWay is contained in an article in the Encyclopedia Britannica under the heading, The History of Christian Mysticism, where it reads: “Although the essence of mysticism is the sense of contact with the transcendent, mysticism in the history of Christianity should not be understood merely in terms of special ecstatic experiences but as part of a religious process lived out within the context of the Christian community. From this perspective mysticism played a vital part in the early church. Early Christianity was a religion of the spirit that expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”.     What is expressed in these words is of the utmost importance.   Why?   Because the original teachings of Jesus was not the blind faith and belief in a prophet or god-man -- but rather, the means to transform all Christian disciples of TheWay into prophets and mystics as demonstrated in the words: "...From this perspective mysticism played a vital part in the early church. Early Christianity was a religion of the spirit that expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”.   But, we must then pose the question: Just what is a "...religion of the spirit"?    Like an astronaut who travels beyond the limits of the earth's atmosphere into outer space, a spiritual religion prepares the seeker/disciple to transcend the barrier of this physical world, and enter into what the biblical authors portrayed as the Kingdom of God which Jesus taught was within us.   But to accomplish this spiritual transcendence, you had to first prepare the physical body to make it an environment that would permit "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness” to be brought about -- and this requires a great amount of effort and preparation.   Which reality created a great divide among the Christians from the second century onward -- i.e., there was the Christians who called themselves Orthodox who were Fundamentalists who believed in a god-man; and there were the Spiritual Christians who embraced the Transformative Power of the Gospel Teachings, and through the process of "...the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”, became Anointed and received the Sacred Knowledge or Divine Manna of the Kingdom which can only be conveyed to those whose mind are prepared to receive this Higher Knowledge.  A Higher Knowledge which Paul warned the faith-based Christians could not receive because they were spiritually immature, and of an "animal-soul" level of consciousness (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature  http://SoulSelf.org#AnimalNature ).    

 

  The Essenes & Dead Sea Scrolls: How much does the modern Church have in common with the original teachings?   Perhaps this can be gauged by a recent interview with Pastor Brian McLaren who made the rather profound statement: "One of the problems is that the average Christian in the average church who listens to the average Christian broadcasting has such an oversimplified understanding of both the Bible and of church history - it would be deeply disturbing for them to really learn about church history."   And truth be told, it can easily be demonstrated that the core purpose and objectives of the original Gospel teachings are so radically different than what is preached from our pulpits today, that the Gospel of the first century would be condemned as heresy if it was presented to a modern congregation of believers.   And while the congregation of believers have been largely kept in the dark, the biblical scholars understood this fact – and this is demonstrated in the words of A. Powell Davies: “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” (quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls).   Worse yet, Edmund Wilson, an expert who worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls further raised the question as to what difference it makes if “Jesus... had been trained in the discipline and imbued with the thought of a certain Jewish sect, and that he had learned from it the role that he afterwards lived...” (The Scrolls From The Dead Sea).  To the uninformed and unknowing believer, it made all the difference in the world!   And when Prof. John Allegro was quoted as saying that what has been revealed in the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls is a great amount of overwhelming evidence that “...may upset a great many basic teachings of the Christian Church.   This in turn would greatly upset many Christian Theologians and believers.   The heart of the matter is, in fact, the source and originality of Christian doctrine” (August 1966 issue of Harpers Magazine).   What all the many recent archaeological discoveries have confirmed and demonstrated is that Prof. Allegro was correct in his assertion that our modern-day understanding of the source and originality of Christian doctrine” is defective.   Why?   Because neither the original teachings or the corrupted scriptures simply does not support the tenets and structure of an organized dogmatic church as we have today.   In the words of Prof. Elaine Pagles, in her book, The Gnostic Gospels:  It is the winners who write history - their way.   No wonder, then, that the viewpoint of the successful majority has dominated all traditional accounts of the origin of Christianity… It suggests that these religious debates - questions of the nature of God, or of Christ - simultaneously bear social and political implications that are crucial to the development of Christianity as an institutional religion.  In simplest terms, ideas which bear implications contrary to that development come to be labeled as heresy; ideas which implicitly support it become orthodox”. 

 

  The Ebionite Nazirenes: If biblical scholar Edmund Wilson is correct, and it is true that Jesus "...had been trained in the discipline and imbued with the thought of a certain Jewish sect, and that he had learned from it the role that he afterwards lived...” -- and it was the living out of this role that he became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) as stated in the original Gospels prior to being corrupted by the fourth century Church (see TheTenWords.com ) when the voice of God said to mankind when Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee" -- what the original Gospels therefore stated was that Jesus was a holy man who became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) at his baptism in the Jordan.   That the Ebionites who were condemned by the  later Roman Church who created the Jesus-god myth, were correct -- and that the vast majority of Gentiles were too heathen to comprehend the teachings of Jesus and TheWay -- is a reality that the Dead Sea Scrolls have confirmed.   Thus, the Encyclopedia Britannica writes: "Most of the features of Ebionite doctrine were anticipated in the teachings of the earlier Qumran sect, as revealed in the Dead Sea Scrolls. They believed in one God and taught that Jesus was the Messiah and was the true 'prophet' mentioned in Deuteronomy 18:15. They rejected the Virgin Birth of Jesus, instead holding that he was the natural son of Joseph and Mary. The Ebionites believed Jesus became the Messiah because he obeyed the Jewish Law. They themselves faithfully followed the Law, although they removed what they regarded as interpolations in order to uphold their teachings, which included vegetarianism, holy poverty, ritual ablutions, and the rejection of animal sacrifices. The Ebionites also held Jerusalem in great veneration."  Did the mother of Jesus who was herself a member of the Ebionites, not know of the virgin birth?   Or, does the allegory of the Virgin Birth which portrays a Spiritual Birth, present an important teaching that the Church is totally ignorant of today?  Unlike the uninformed body of modern believers who blindly adhere to the dogma of pagan Rome, the biblical experts who had long studied the core documents and historical writings were well aware of the fact that the position of the original followers of Jesus who walked and talked with him daily -- followers and believers who personally knew him -- that he (Jesus) "...was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity" (see Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).   Which provokes the question: How did Jesus become the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by fulfilling the Law?  Quoting from Animal Sacrifice And The Living Temple http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#AnimalTemple: When the original Ebionite Nazirene disciples and followers of Jesus expressed the need to fulfill the Law, it was not the literal allegorical text of the Torah which is observed in outward ritual and tradition in the manner of the Jews that was being made reference to -- but rather, the Universal Law of Mind and Spirit that is allegorically presented and functioning within each and every one of us.   Therefore, when the Ebionite Nazirene were portrayed as being Torah Observant, the Law was therefore observed in the exact manner that Jesus said was necessary -- i.e., "The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you--they are full of the Spirit and life" (John 6:63).   The early Church writer 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 outwardly in accordance with the letter of the written word in the manner of the Jews -- but rather, they understood the allegorical symbolism that was applicable to unlocking the inner door to the Kingdom.    Therefore, the Ebionites were use the scriptures as Jesus taught as the Key of Knowledge ( http://KeyOfKnowledge.org ) by turning the scriptures within their own mind and being in the transformation of the body into the Living Consecrated Temple of the Most High.  And this is why Jesus commanded his disciples to pick up their own cross and travail in TheWay -- following in his footsteps.  

That the historical man Jesus was a pattern for all of mankind because of his success in overcoming and fulfilling the Laws within himself, is demonstrated in the words: "He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ..."   And this confirms this statement with respect to the true potential of all of mankind that Jesus taught, as demonstrated in the words of Hippolytus when he wrote that this body of original core followers and disciple believed that when anyone "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs" (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34 - see http://Ebionite.com ).   Which means that what Jesus accomplished, is in fact the eventual destiny of all of mankind who are portrayed as the lost prodigal sons and daughters of their Heavenly Father.   And this is why Jesus taught that he was our brother -- i.e., "Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'" (John 20:17 NIV).     That the historical Jesus was a true holy man who became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ by fulfilling the Royal Law within himself, is attested to at Acts 2:22 where Jesus is portrayed as "a man, attested to you by God" -- and this was demonstrated by God performing "mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst".   If Jesus was himself God incarnate as believed by the later Romans, then these words portraying Jesus as a man approved by God through the works and wonders that God did through him, never would have been presented in this manner.  

It was the living of the necessary Consecrated Life that Jesus ordained, and the seeking of the Kingdom within, that enabled the historical Jesus to become the Messiah, and At-One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God -- a path and teachings that the modern Church totally rejects based upon the doctrine of faith apart from one's actions which was instituted by Martin Luther.   And the reality that Jesus, the man, became the Anointed, and At-One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God, is especially demonstrated in the words of Edward Gibbon with respect to the original position of the Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus that he was in “...supernatural union of a man and God... In their eyes, Jesus of Nazareth was a mere mortal, the legitimate son of Joseph and Mary: but he was the best and wisest of the human race, selected as the worthy instrument to restore upon earth the worship of the true and supreme Deity. When he was baptized in the Jordan, the Christ, the first of the aeons, the Son of God himself, descended on Jesus in the form of a dove, to inhabit his mind, and direct his actions during the allotted period of his ministry” (Gibbon; The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.4, P.366).   

It must be noted that the mother and family of Jesus were all Ebionites -- as was his brother Jacob who they call James, and was the leader of the Ebionite Community.   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”.   The Ebionites who were totally faithful to the Original Gospel teaching, understood that the Kingdom or Second Coming can only come within the mind and body of the seeker/disciple who lives the necessary Consecrated Life in TheWay.

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

The grandsons of Jude devoutly expected the Kingdom to come within them, because they understood how man must fulfill the Law within one's self -- thereby becoming the Living Temple of the Most High.   The Ebionite Nazirene Disciples of Jesus understood the words: "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matt 5:17-20 NKJ).  

The historical and spiritual factualness of the above can be proven when one understands the original words that were spoken to the man Jesus at his baptism in the Jordan River -- when the Voice of God stated: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee" -- which means that the historical man Jesus was a man who -- having fulfilled the Law within himself -- became the Messiah/Christ when he overcame the Laws and became Anointed by God.  That the words spoken by God to mankind were corrupted by the fourth century Church of Constantine, is proven at http://TheTenWords.com .  When the historical man Jesus is understood as the first of the prodigal sons to overcome the Law within himself and return to the Father in the Edenic Kingdom, then the statement in the Gospel Of the Hebrews can be understood: "And it came to pass when the Lord was come up out of the water, the whole fount of the Holy Spirit descended upon him and rested on him and said to him: My Son, in all the prophets was I waiting for thee that thou shouldest come and I might rest in thee".   The Greek word Christ and the Hebrew word Messiah in English mean The Anointed -- and there were twenty-one (21) prophets and kings in the Old Testament who were "Anointed" by God -- i.e.,  "...in all the prophets was I waiting for thee that thou shouldest come and I might rest in thee".   All of the Anointed (Christ/Messiah) kings and prophets failed to fulfill the Law completely -- i.e.,  "He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ. , for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity" (see Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).  By fulfilling the Law within himself, Jesus fulfilled the requirement to be perfect -- i.e., "You, therefore, must be perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect" (Matt 5:48).    Which those who were previously Anointed (Messiah/Christ) had not accomplished -- as stated in the Gospel of the Hebrews: "For in the prophets also, after they were anointed by the Holy Spirit, the word of sin was found".    This confirms what Hippolytus wrote when he confirmed that the body of original core followers and disciple believed that when anyone "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs" (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34 - see http://Ebionite.com ).   Which means that what Jesus accomplished, is in fact the eventual destiny of all of mankind who are portrayed as the lost prodigal sons and daughters of their Heavenly Father.   And this is why Jesus taught that he was our brother -- i.e., "Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'" (John 20:17 NIV).    Which was further witnessed to by the Disciples where it is proclaimed: "And we ourselves proclaim to you the good news of the promise that was made to our ancestors. God has fulfilled this for us, their children, by raising up Jesus, as it is written in the second Psalm: You are My Son; today I have become Your Father" (Acts 13:32-33) -- and again Paul states: "For to which of the angels did He ever say, You are My Son; today I have become Your Father, or again, I will be His Father, and He will be My Son?" (Heb 1:5).   These biblical witnesses are incomprehensible to the modern Christian whose beliefs are based upon the doctrines of Constantine and Martin Luther.

What Jesus taught and revealed to his disciples with regard to who he was, is exactly what was stated by Peter after he was himself totally enlightened by the Holy Spirit: “Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know” (Acts 2:22 NIV).   Where did Peter get the notion that Jesus was a man -- a man "accredited by God" -- a man that God performed miracles, wonders and signs  "...which God did among you through him"?   Didn’t Jesus himself say that “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself...” (John 5:19 NAS);   “The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works” (John 14:10 NKJ); “I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me” (John 5:30 NKJ); “...I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him” (John 8:28-29 NIV); “for the works which the Father has given Me to finish -- the very works that I do -- bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me” (John 5:36 NKJ); “I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You” (John 17:6-7 NKJ).  

The important spiritual truth that is demonstrated in the above is that EVERY PRODIGAL SON AND DAUGHTER has the capacity to become Anointed and arise to perfection as their elder brother Jesus did.   And this is further confirmed in the quotation of the Apostle Peter by his disciple Clement in the Homilies where it is written: “For even the Hebrews who believe Moses, and do not observe the things spoken by him, are not saved, unless they observe the things that were spoken to them. For their believing Moses was not of their own will, but of God, who said to Moses, Behold, I come to thee in a pillar of cloud, that the people may hear me speaking to thee, and may believe thee for ever. Since, therefore, both to the Hebrews and to those who are called from the Gentiles, believing in the teachers of truth is of God, while excellent actions are left to every one to do by his own judgment, the reward is righteously bestowed upon those who do well. For there would have been no need of Moses, or of the coming of Jesus, if of themselves they would have understood what is reasonable. Neither is there salvation in believing in teachers and calling them lords”.

In absolute opposition to the dogma of Pagan Rome and the teachings of the Iranian prophet Mani which both Manichean and Mithraic Dualism served as the Foundation of the Doctrine of Original Sin that was championed by St. Augustine, Peter proclaims that "...For there would have been no need of Moses, or of the coming of Jesus, if of themselves they would have understood what is reasonable. Neither is there salvation in believing in teachers and calling them lords”.  Why did Peter state that  "...if of themselves they would have understood what is reasonable" -- which was to totally keep the Commandments and fulfill the Law within themselves and "...they are able to become Christs".  And in total opposition to the prayer of the modern Christian beseeching the man Jesus to be their savior -- on faith alone with no requirement of actions -- Peter states: "...Neither is there salvation in believing in teachers and calling them lords”.   Thus, the instant salvation that modern Christians have been seduced into believing they have, has no foundation in fact.   That man has the capacity to arise from the carnal elements of this realm -- keep and live in accord with the Royal Law and Commandments of God -- is why Paul warns the Christians that if they knowingly sin after coming to the Gospel teachings, that they will be totally rejected as apostates to the Kingdom: "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).  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). 

That the later Church of Rome which existed as a puppet under the pagan sun worshipping Emperor Constantine, censored and changed the very words of God spoken to mankind, is the primary reason why the Christian world remains shackled to the abyss of spiritual ignorance to this very day.    In the below article it will be demonstrated that all the pre-Nicene Christian authors who quoted the baptism sequence in their writings, confirmed that prior to the fourth century editing of the scriptures by the Church of Rome, that the Gospels confirmed that Jesus was a holy man who became the Lord's Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by fulfilling and overcoming the Laws.  Or, as stated by Dead Sea Scroll expert Edmund Wilson “Jesus... had been trained in the discipline and imbued with the thought of a certain Jewish sect [the very mystical and Gnostic Essenes], and that he had learned from it the role that he afterwards lived...”.   And it was Jesus' fulfilling the Royal Law within himself that God acknowledged to mankind when he said at Jesus' baptism in the Jordan:  "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee".   Moreover, in addition to the six (6) pre-Nicene Christian authors who are cited in The Ten Words, this fact is further confirmed in the more ancient surviving biblical texts that modern translators continue to ignore to the spiritual pearl of the Christian world today.     That the modern Church continues to reject the very words of God spoken to mankind, in favor of the censored and corrupted words of the fourth century Emperor of Pagan Rome, is the reason why the modern Church which has caused itself to be spiritually flat-lined, only possesses what Paul portrayed as the "elementary" doctrines that the Church Father Origen defined 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).  These 10 words demonstrate conclusively that the text of the New Testament has been altered 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/Jesus has little in common with the Christian religion today.   In fact, these 10 words are to Christianity, what the 10 Commandments were to Judaism -- i.e., the foundation from which every other aspect of the religion springs forth!  When Jesus taught that believers must pick up their own cross and travail in TheWay, this required a total change in the person's thinking, mindset and lifestyle. 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TheGift is a three part mini-series presenting what the New Testament authors portrayed as the Incomprehensible Mysteries of the Soul and Creation -- ultra-important teachings that were suppressed by the Church.  While to their own detriment modern Christians ignore the warning of Paul that because organic "natural" man is of an "animal-soul" level of consciousness, and that he is incapable of comprehending the spiritual meaning of the Gospel (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature @ http://SoulSelf.org#AnimalNature ).  Further ignoring the warning of Paul that what they believe is a series of allegorical Gospel accounts (see An Inconvenient Truth @ http://AnInconvenientTruth.org ) that can only be perceived and understood by the few who possess the "eyes to see" -- and the transformed mind that permits the seeker/disciple to understand what is incomprehensible to organic "natural" man. 

 

 

 

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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, in its corrupted form, 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 stage of (non-physical) birth.  
 

The Ebionite HomePage: The Ebionites were the people who walked daily with the man Jesus -- learned from him -- as he guided them into the Inner Kingdom and into the Presence of the True Prophet (aka Logos/Son of God).  If the scriptures had not been corrupted, the would demonstrate that the Ebionites were correct in their assertion that the historical man Jesus was a holy man who became At-One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God by fulfilling the Law within himself.  Which is the eventual destiny of all the prodigal sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father.  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.  
 

An Inconvenient Truth: There are as many interpretations and opinions of the meaning of the scriptures, as there are readers.  What is ultra-important is the meaning impressed upon the scriptures by the Original Authors.  And the article An Inconvenient Truth is written by the Author of the Original Core Gospel -- from which all other Gospels sprang from.  

 

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. 

 
 

The Tree Of Life - Divine Marriage: After eating the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Duality (aka Tree Of Knowledge Of Good And Evil), the statement was made in the allegorical account of Genesis: "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever" (Gen 3:22-23).  Thus, the objective of life is to become nourished by the fruit of the Tree of Life -- i.e., "'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God'" (Rev 2:7).   And respecting the Tree of Life it is written: "Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations" (Rev 22:1-2).   With the final statement pertaining to the eating of the fruit of the Tree of Life in order to gain entrance to what is often portrayed as Spiritual Jerusalem in the words: "Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates" (Rev 22:14).  The problem is seen in the fact that after suppressing the higher spiritual knowledge of Jesus and TheWay, modern seekers have no idea what the Tree of Life is, or how to be nourished by its fruit. The Primary Objective of Life is to be nourished by the Fruit of the Sacred Tree Of Life.  But few seekers have any understanding of how this nourishment must be brought about and accomplished.   
 

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

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

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

 
 

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

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

 
 

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

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

 

   
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
 
 

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

 
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gospel Of Thomas:  These most important teachings were at one time contained in the traditional Gospels before being removed (see BibleCorruption.com).  In the Intro I explore one of the teachings that are absolutely essential for all believers to embrace, in order to gain entrance into the Kingdom (see The Unwanted Truth).  Without which, it will remain impossible for the believer to enter the Kingdom both in this life, and the life that is yet to follow.    
 

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