The Parable Of TheCall To The Wedding Banquette: The Gospel parables present Universal Truths that are important to the life of every person alive today.   And among the parables, one of the most important parabolic teaching that is relevant in the life of every man, woman and child, is TheCall to the Wedding Banquette.  This parable is as relevant to the Christian as it is the Jew, the Muslim, the Atheist, the Hindu, the Buddhist and every person from every walk of life today.   And if this parable was to be understood and put into practice, the division between all religions would not only be healed, but each would be restored to their original core spiritual condition prior to being corrupted by mankind.  In fact, the desired peace on earth can only come when the parable of TheCall is understood as being relevant across the spectrum of all mankind.   When rightly understood, the parable of TheCall must be recognized as an Organic Fact of Life that is essential for every person to comprehend the meaning of, from both a personal and group perspective.   Further, the core principle of all religions and all of man's quests to seek the meaning and his/her true destiny in life, are all presented in the parable of TheCall.   Not to understand how the parable of TheCall is relevant to one's own personal life, is to dwell in abject ignorance of the very purpose and objectives of the life you are presently living.  

The Great Truths that are presented in the parables -- and especially TheCall to the Wedding Banquette -- is relevant to all of mankind regardless of their religion or lack of religious beliefs.  The parables and their fulfillment deal universally with the higher realities and purpose of the lives we are all presently living in this world.   Therefore, what is relevant to the believer, is just as relevant to the unbelievers -- primarily because what is being presented is a matter and reality of the Natural Laws of this world and Creation.  But from a Christian perspective, there exits an even greater looming question based upon the fact that the Truths presented in the parable is in direct opposition to man-made Christian Church dogma.   And this is seen in the fact that the parable of TheCall possesses a serious enigma that remains virtually impossible for the modern believer to even begin to deal with.  The problem: If the Christians are personified in the parable as the invited guests, then it is nearly impossible for the modern Christian to correctly interpret the meaning of the parables as they universally apply to all of mankind.   Why?  Because modern Church doctrine has absolutely nothing in common with the original teachings, purpose and objectives of TheWay as revealed by the historical man Jesus.   Further, because of the infusion of man-made dogma and the suppression of ultra-important original teachings, the Church itself has been rendered spiritually impotent -- and actually inhibits the believer's ability to come to TheCall.  Why? Because the dogma and teachings of the modern Church has virtually nothing in common with the original Gospel teachings of Jesus and TheWay.   Yet, each person's success in their present life, can be gauged by their response to TheCall, and their place at what is allegorically portrayed as the Wedding Banquette.   The parables in the Gospels present Universal Truths that are relevant to all of mankind -- which means that the modern Christian must choose between the Original Gospel Teachings, or the manmade dogma of the Church -- and it cannot be both. 

 

Jesus answered and spoke again in parables to them, saying, "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son, and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast, but they would not come. Again he sent out other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner. My cattle and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage feast!"' But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his merchandise, and the rest grabbed his servants, and treated them shamefully, and killed them. When the king heard that, he was angry, and sent his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. "Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding is ready, but those who were invited weren't worthy. Go therefore to the intersections of the highways, and as many as you may find, invite to the marriage feast.' Those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together as many as they found, both bad and good. The wedding was filled with guests. But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who didn't have on wedding clothing, and he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here not wearing wedding clothing?' He was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, '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 22:1-14, World English Bible
 

 

In our understanding of the above, it is imperative to recognize that the parable of TheCall is universal to all of mankind -- every man, woman and child.  The reality that is allegorically portrayed is true with respect to all nonbelievers and believers of all religions.  Among the many questions the parable raises is:  What is TheCall?  How does a person come to TheCall?  In the parable, who are the invited guests who did not come?  How did they come to be invited?  What makes the invited guests different than the uninvited who the parable portrays as being found in the "intersections of the highways" of life?   What is the wedding garment?   How does a person put the wedding garment on?   What is the "outer darkness" (of mind and being) that those who failed to put on the wedding garment were cast into?   What is the consequence of being cast into the "outer darkness" (see Outer Darkness)?   If it is true that the "outer darkness" in TheCall, is a diminished condition of mind in the Far Country in the parable of the prodigal son, and how is this mentally and spiritually suppressed condition overcome?  How does one escape the "outer darkness" of the Far Country?  When the king states: "those who were invited weren't worthy" -- what constitutes being worthy?   What is the fate of the invited guests who did not come? 

If the Christians are representative of the invited guests, 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” -- which provokes the question: How can the Christians 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?  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 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"?  Which, from a Christian doctrinal perspective the question must be posed: Aren't all those who call upon the name of the Lord saved?  

Paul has traditionally been called the Apostle of Faith, because he portrayed the "works" of the Law of Moses as having been done away with.   But Paul also portrays the literal seemingly (historical) accounts of the Torah and Old Testament as an allegory -- 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..."
(Gal 4:22-24); meaning, historically the alleged events never happened -- which is why Paul portrayed the scriptures as
"letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14).   What this means is that if the two sons of Abraham did not historically exist -- and what is presented in the scriptures is an allegorical portrayal of mind and spirit -- then the whole foundation of the scriptures are an allegorical portrayal of mind and spirit.  As would be the Law of Moses.   Yet, the great truths that are being presented to the seeker/believer in the spiritual meaning of the (allegorical) scriptures, is of the utmost importance -- i.e., of far greater value and importance than the ritual observance of the allegorical literal text -- much of which has been drawn from what Paul portrays as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales".  Which also means that only those who respond to TheCall -- and begin to put on the required "wedding garment" -- are able to perceive and understand the true spiritual meaning of the written word of the scriptures.    And all those who fail to put on the required "wedding garment", see nothing more than the
"letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" when they attempt to read and understand the scriptures.   And sadly, all the manmade doctrines and dogma of the Church is based upon the written text of the scriptures. 

The doctrine that a Christian is saved from the moment they believe, is said to be drawn from the theology of Martin Luther who not only was a proponent of deriving his understanding solely from the written text of the scriptures, but he also rejected over half of the New Testament because the Gospels and Epistles he rejected failed to confirm his theology.  What does the Apostle of faith say?   To the Roman Christians he warns: "Do not be arrogant, but be afraid.  For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.  Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off" (Rom 11:20-22 NIV).    What does it mean "...provided that you continue in his kindness"?  And if Christians are saved by faith the moment they say their prayer accepting Jesus as the personal Lord and Savior, how can Paul warn them that if they fail to hold to the original intent and meaning of the Gospel teachings, that they "also will be cut off"? Because the Christians entered into a covenant with Pagan Rome -- installing the emperor who was not even baptized as the head of the Church -- and in a state of absolute arrogance, hunted down and murdered all sincere spiritual Christians and original Ebionite Nazirenes who did not accept the doctrines of the pagan emperor of Rome -- even editing and corrupting the very words of God spoken to mankind -- the Church has not only been "cut off" -- but the Christians themselves dwell in a Spiritual Diaspora under the cloud of abject spiritual ignorance.    

 

  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.  

 

   Spiritual Apostasy: In the fourth century that segment of the Church which portrayed itself as Orthodox, entered into a covenant with the Roman Emperor Constantine -- wherein the Church fell into the pit of corruption.  How corrupt had the Church become?  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).   Confronted by the massive corruption of the Roman Church when the emperor hunted down the Spiritual Christians who refused to embrace the dogma of Constantine -- i.e., In the words of Gibbon 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”.   Being forced to rely upon corrupted scriptures -- "...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"  (Prof. Bart D. Ehrman, The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture).  With the most important higher level spiritual teachings removed -- creating a dogmatic void in the foundation of the Church -- Martin Luther and many of the other framers of the Reformation relied upon the theology of Augustine and Original Sin to explain away the important foundational teachings that were suppressed by the Church. 

Martin Luther who fully embraced the doctrine of Original Sin, based his theology on Augustine's doctrine of Original Sin -- which was itself founded upon the teachings of the Iranian prophet Mani which the tenets of both Manichean and Mithraic tenets were based upon -- that because of the sin of Adam and Eve, that mankind was a congenital sinner who had to be redeemed from his fallen condition -- and even after his redemption, man could not cease to sin -- teaching that Christians should live in sin as seen in his words of Martin Luther: "Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong, but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world.  We will commit sins while we are here, for this life is not a place where justice resides...  No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day." ('Let Your Sins Be Strong, from 'The Wittenberg Project;'  'The Wartburg Segment', translated by Erika Flores, from Dr. Martin Luther's Saemmtliche Schriften, Letter No. 99, 1 Aug. 1521).   Martin Luther even went as far in opposition to the teachings of Jesus and TheWay, as to condemn those who strove to live the Consecrated Life that the Gospel Ordained -- as seen in the words: "Those pious souls who do good to gain the Kingdom of Heaven not only will never succeed, but they must even be reckoned among the impious; and it is more important to guard them against good works than against sin."  (Wittenberg, VI, 160, quoted by O'Hare, in 'The Facts About Luther, TAN Books, 1987, p. 122).   Thus, there is simply very little that the modern Church holds in common with the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay which was the path of spiritual transformation and Completion -- and the Command: "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you" (2 Cor 6:17 KJV).

What was the source of the Roman Church's 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].  St. Augustine, one of the most important figures in the history of the Roman Church, was a Manichaean before converting to Christianity.   And while Augustine after his conversion vehemently opposed the Manichaean views of God, his teachings on original sin were directly drawn from what he had learned in Manichaeism.

When the Church embraced the man-made doctrine of Martin Luther that a Christian inherits the promise of salvation based solely upon faith -- totally irrespective of their lifestyle and actions -- using Jesus as a one time sacrifice for their lives immersed in perpetual sin -- the Christian world became apostates to the Original Gospel teachings and the Kingdom.  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." 

There is of course the statement by Peter that confirms the foregoing by Paul -- i..e, "If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: A dog returns to its vomit, and, A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud" (2 Pet 2:20-22 NIV).  Where the modern Church promotes the doctrine that they are saved by Grace regardless of the manner in which they live their lives, Peter not only states that this doctrine is in grave error, but correctly states that: "It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them." Every Christian should ask themselves: How Can This Be???  How can those who have never known the teachings of Christ, be better off than those who having heard, and are complacent towards those teachings?

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

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

When Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders that the “…tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you” (Matt 21:31 RSV), such a statement simply has no place within the present day understanding of Christian doctrine.  Which provokes the questions: Did Jesus misspeak?   Was he wrong?  Or, are modern Christians lacking an important aspect of the Original Gospel teachings?   Because the modern believer is without a means to explain Jesus' words, most Bible commentaries simply ignore the implications of this passage of scripture.  One widely used commentary attempts to correct the text by changing the words to “instead of” -- which would then make the meaning doctrinally correct and read: “The tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God instead of you”.  But this is not what Jesus stated.  And this reality is further confirmed in the case of sinners and those who have been judged by the Law are portrayed as having been cast into a type of prison, Jesus stated: "Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny" (Matt 5:26 NKJ).

All three synoptic Gospels contain the passage of scripture which states: “And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” (Mark 10:16 KJV).  The more we consider the reply of Jesus to this question, the more we comprehend that his answer undermines our whole modern-day understanding of the Gospel: “And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments” (Matt 19:17 KJV).  Why would Jesus tell the man seeking eternal life to go and "...keep the commandments”?   If, as modern Church doctrine proclaims, there is no salvation apart from faith and belief in Jesus -- and no works or actions are a part of the equation -- then why wouldn't Jesus simply tell the man to believe?
In the modern Christian’s search for a higher understanding of the Gospel message, what is presented in this passage of scripture is of the greatest importance, as seen in the Adam Clarke Commentary which writes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  Baptism - The Required Wedding Garment: The Gospel teachings of Jesus and the New Covenant known as TheWay, has specific Sacraments -- and the spiritual significance of these sacraments are not at all understood today.   In the parable of TheCall to the Wedding Feast, what is portrayed as the required "wedding garment" is in fact the sacrament of baptism.   But the original teachings on baptism was totally abandoned by the segment of early Gentile Church which portrayed itself as Orthodox, and it is this man-made dogma that has caused the original teachings on baptism to be very different than what is practiced today.  In total rejection of the modern dogma of the Church, Paul writes (see above) that "...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).   Peter confirms the foregoing in the words: "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."  Paul again warns that those who sin after coming to the Lord "eateth and drinketh damnation to himself".   And while Christians have blindly chosen to ignore these warnings, they are confirmed in the Homilies of Clement who was the first century disciple of the Apostle Peter where he is quoted as stating with respect to the sacrament of Baptism: "He has commanded us to go forth to preach, and to invite you to the supper of the heavenly King, which the Father hath prepared for the marriage of His Son, and that we should give you wedding garments, that is, the grace of baptism; which whosoever obtains, as a spotless robe with which he is to enter to the supper of the King, ought to beware that it be not in any part of it stained with sin, and so he be rejected as unworthy and reprobate."   Contrary to the modern usage of the sacrament of baptism, according to Peter, once the "wedding garment" is received, if the person then willfully sins, then the wedding garment is stained, and there can be no further repentance -- i.e., you "...ought to beware that it be not in any part of it stained with sin, and so he be rejected as unworthy and reprobate."  

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

As older pre-Nicene collections and copies of ancient scriptures are recovered through archaeological discoveries, they continue to demonstrate the existence of an entirely different Christianity that is totally foreign to the Church that enlists under the name of Christ today.  In fact, even with the documentation long possessed by the modern church, it is easy to literally pull the proverbial rug right out from under the very foundation of popular Christian thought.  In a surviving excerpt of what has been historically known as the Gospel According to the Hebrews, which was reported to be the "original version of Matthew" that was composed in the Hebrew language, of which our present day gospel is a lesser Greek version of, it was written: "If ye be in my bosom and do not the will of my Father which is in heaven, out of my bosom will I cast you away".  In the late nineteenth century a library of scriptures was uncovered which is today known as the Oxyrhynchus Papyri -- wherein this verse is found reading: "Though ye be gathered together with me in my bosom, if ye do not my commandants, I will cast you forth".   And to the horror of modern Christians who reject the Gospel of the Nazirenes (see Gospel Of The Nazirenes) and all its strange readings, we once again find this same verse: And I say to you, "Though you be gathered together in my bosom, if you keep not my commandments I will cast you forth. For if you keep not the lesser mysteries, who shall give you the greater."   This same verse of scripture is quoted in what is historically known as the 2nd Epistle of Clement, where it is written: "Let us, then, not only call Him Lord, for that will not save us. For He saith, 'Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall be saved, but he that worketh righteousness' …For this reason… the Lord hath said, 'Even though ye were gathered together to me in my very bosom, yet if ye were not to keep my commandments, I would cast you off, and say unto you, Depart from me; I know you not whence ye are, ye workers of iniquity’".  Of course, Christians can no longer read this important teaching, because the Church of Constantine censored and removed Jesus' words from the canonical Bibles used today.  

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

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

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

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

  The Sin Of The Defiled Wedding Garment: Quoting the Homilies of Clement who preserved the words of the Apostle Peter on how the required Wedding Garment becomes defiled:

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

In understanding that sin when it is knowingly committed, is the reason why Paul warned (see above) that such a person is an apostate to the Gospel teachings and the Kingdom - i.e., "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).  And that in Paul's words the reference is clearly made to the alleged believer when he warned: "...For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eateth and drinketh damnation to himself" (1 Cor 11:27-29).   With respect to the actions of the original disciples as presented in the Book of Acts in the setting up of spiritual communities that were to be set apart from the culture and people of this world to the degree that Paul commanded the Christians to have nothing to do with those who were morally and spiritually unclean -- i.e., "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you" (2 Cor 6:17 KJV).   To the degree that Paul commanded the community of believers not even to dine with sinners -- i.e., "I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people... But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner -- not even to eat with such a person..." (1 Cor 5:9-13 NKJ).  

In the above words of Peter there is another catalyst presented that virtually no Christian today possesses the spiritual insight to comprehend -- i.e., (quoting)  "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."   An alleged believer who defiled the wedding garment, is portrayed as someone who "...withdraw from God the Father and Creator of all" -- and this withdrawal is based upon the sin of going to a teacher other than the True Prophet.   And having "...withdrawn from God", these people cannot even be legitimately called Christians.  All of which goes back to the proclamation: "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46 KJV).    

What this means is that all the dogmatic teachings and doctrines of the various Churches has the effect of defiling the wedding garment and alienating the believer from the Promise of the Gospel.   And in the same way that the True Prophet can only be approached through the wearing of an unspotted "wedding garment" -- and the True Prophet must be sought with a pure heart and the living of a Consecrated Life in TheWay -- as stated in the Second Commandment of the Didache: "And the second commandment of the Teaching; You shall not commit murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not commit pederasty, you shall not commit fornication, you shall not steal, you shall not practice magic, you shall not practice witchcraft, you shall not murder a child by abortion nor kill that which is born. You shall not covet the things of your neighbor, you shall not swear, you shall not bear false witness, you shall not speak evil, you shall bear no grudge. You shall not be double-minded nor double-tongued, for to be double-tongued is a snare of death. Your speech shall not be false, nor empty, but fulfilled by deed. You shall not be covetous, nor rapacious, nor a hypocrite, nor evil disposed, nor haughty. You shall not take evil counsel against your neighbor. You shall not hate any man; but some you shall reprove, and concerning some you shall pray, and some you shall love more than your own life."   

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

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

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

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

  Faux-Christians Who Are Not Christian: Who is a Christian?  From a biblical perspective this reality is expressed in the words: "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).   If the Lord NEVER KNEW THEM, then this would mean that they were never a Christian.  Regardless of the fact that these people who called themselves Christians stood before the people -- even in their pulpits, and  "prophesied" in the name of the Lord.   They "cast out demons" in the name of the Lord.   And did "many wonders" in the name of the Lord.   They were themselves baptized.   They in all likely manner performed baptism on others who were themselves faux-Christians -- all of whom the Gospels declare were never known by the Lord, and cannot therefore even be called a Christian.  By definition, those who fail to put on the required and approved wedding garment of Spiritual Baptism, are not Christian -- or by any name, neither are they followers of Jesus.  

It is a fact that all of mankind are born into ignorance and unknowing.   Therefore, it is not a sin to be ignorant -- only to reject Knowledge and continue to choose the broad-way of ignorance when one is confronted with the Truth and TheWay.   In the case of Christians, while it is true that they were indoctrinated into the shadow-church of this world that promotes the dogma of the Religion of Roman Emperors, when a Christian repents from their sins of ignorance -- receiving the Sacrament of Spiritual Baptism in the Lord -- and the Christian strives to make the thoughts of their heart pure -- then they are bestowed with the Gift of Grace and Redemption from the sins associated with their past ignorance.  

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

Baptism is representative of the cleansing of the physical body and mind -- and without the desire and actions to bring about the cleansing, the sacrament invokes judgment upon the person.  Therefore, the Sacrament of Baptism can only proceed when a believer who has heard TheCall of the Lord, desires to be clothed in the "wedding garment" of spiritual purity, and desires wholeheartedly to become betrothed to the Bridegroom of the Soul, and enter into a Holy and Consecrated Union with the Son of God.   Thus, quoting the words of Peter that has been preserved in the Homilies of his disciple Clement, Peter states that the Lord "...has commanded us to go forth to preach, and to invite you to the supper of the heavenly King, which the Father hath prepared for the marriage of His Son, and that we should give you wedding garments, that is, the grace of baptism; which whosoever obtains, as a spotless robe with which he is to enter to the supper of the King, ought to beware that it be not in any part of it stained with sin, and so he be rejected as unworthy and reprobate."   And of the Sacrament of Baptism Peter explained that: "But when you have come to the Father you will learn that this is His will, that you be born anew by means of waters, which were first created. For he who is regenerated by water, having filled up the measure of good works, is made heir of Him by whom he has been regenerated in incorruption. Wherefore, with prepared minds, approach as sons to a Father, that your sins may be washed away, and it may be proved before God that ignorance was their sole cause...".   Thus, those who come to TheCall are redeemed from past sins by virtue of the fact that "...that ignorance was their sole cause" .   But having put on the wedding garment of baptism, the disciple who is seeking to be joined to the Son of God, must totally refrain from any future sin that is willfully engaged in.     

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

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

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

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

    

  The Allotment Of Talents To The Invited Guests: In the parable of TheCall to the Wedding Banquette, Christians cannot even begin to understand why some people are categorized as "invited guests", while others are not.   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 receive the Promise of the Gospel -- but is this factual and true from an Original Gospel perspective?   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 to the Banquette in 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 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.

One of the many paradoxes that confront the believer is explored in these biblical verses by the Wycliffe Commentary which writes: “Herein is the crux of the interpretation. If this reckoning is the judgment of the believer's works, then we apparently have a true believer suffering the loss of his soul because of the barrenness of his works. But that interpretation would contradict John 5:24. Or, if the unprofitable servant represents a mere professing Christian, whose real nature is thus unmasked, then it appears that the judgment of believers' works and the damnation of sinners occur together, although Revelation 20 separates these judgments by 1,000 years”.

What does John 5:24 say?  “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life” (John 5:24 NIV).   What we must recognize is the fact that there is only a contradiction with respect to our interpretation of the word belief.   The Bible is very clear that those people who claim an allegiance to the teachings of the Lord, and yet continue to live in the manner of unbelievers, are themselves self-condemned; as seen in the words: “Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven” (Matt 7:21 NIV).   Thus, belief is sustained through a person's actions -- and only those who actually live in accordance with the Royal Law of God, and do the Will of the Father, are those of whom John 5:24 states will be saved.

The problem is that these verses, as in the twentieth chapter of the Revelation and many other places in the Bible, appear to declare two conflicting doctrines -- i.e., some state that believers get into heaven on the basis of their profession of faith, while other biblical passages clearly state that the believer will be held accountable for their deeds.   With regard to the requirement of works, in the parable of the Sower And The Seed Jesus clearly warned believers that they are required to increase what has been given to them: “…multiplying thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times” what was initially received (Mark 4:8 NIV).   Yet, as the Wycliffe Commentary points out, John 5:24 is one of those seemingly all-inclusive verses which appear to generally state that all believers will be saved -- but who is a believer?   And from a spiritual perspective, who is able to hear the word -- i.e., "...whoever hears my word" -- and do we understand the words from a spiritual perspective: "...he has crossed over from death to life”???

Paul goes even one step further and warns that if any believer intentionally sins after coming to the Gospel teachings, that there is no longer a sacrifice for their sins, and they are doomed to destruction.   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. 

  The Talents And Each Person's Spiritual DNA: 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"?  It is 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".  

The pre-Nicene (325 CE) Church Father Origen correctly wrote that “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis).    That the Religion Of Roman Emperors removed important biblical teachings that conveyed this reality to the seeker, does not in any manner negate the spiritual facts of what is being conveyed.   That this world can very much be portrayed as God's Divine School House, means that those who are complacent to the purpose of this world, have brought failure upon themselves -- regardless of what they proclaim with their lips.   Christians are those who do as the Gospel account of Jesus teaches -- and not blindly believe and proclaim faith in the Religion Of Roman Emperors.    These are the facts: The Gospel account of Jesus has him stating that only those who properly utilize the Key of Knowledge, and who seek out and enter in at the "narrow strait gate", can enter into life (see The Seventh Fatal Mistake).   And to the detriment of the people, the Religion Of Roman Emperors has dogmatically stated that Jesus was wrong -- and have peddled exemptions to the very purpose and objectives of life for their own monetary and political gain.    And thus, my own objective and purpose is to convey to seekers the Truth of the Gospel Teachings -- and to present to them the means to prove the Truth within themselves by doing as Jesus commanded -- by properly utilizing the Key of Knowledge to enter in at the "narrow strait gate", where the Truth of all Truths can be directly revealed to them from their Heavenly Father.    

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, God 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 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.  

When Jesus warned the man "...sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" -- he confirmed the doctrine that all the calamities of life is caused by man's sin and disobedience to the Royal Law of God -- i.e., “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV).    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".

Did the Jews in the first century believe in the pre-existent soul?  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".   At Genesis 2:7, the Wycliffe Commentary writes: “Man's body was fashioned from the dust of the ground, while his spirit came from the very ‘breath’ of God. He is literally a creature of two worlds; both earth and heaven can claim him”.  More importantly, though, is for us to clarify our understanding of when the soul came into existence.   Thus, the Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary notes the belief of both the Jews and early Church: “The... views of Origen and other Fathers, and the... Talmudists, that all souls had been created ‘in the beginning,’ and were lodged by God in a certain place, whence each one was taken out to inhabit the respective bodies of individuals”.   In this respect, it can easily be demonstrated the first followers of Jesus firmly believed that the soul pre-existed the body, and that our present physical forms are mere vessels that we inhabit during our sojourn in this life.

That the Pharisees understood that a man is born blind from the misdeeds of a previous life is seen in their words to the man: "You were born entirely in sins, and are you teaching us?" (Jn 9:34 NAS).  Moreover, it is well documented that the Essenes -- who with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls are now understood to be the foundation of New Covenant teachings -- also believed in the pre-existence and transmigration of the soul.   In his Antiquity of the Jews, the Jewish historian Josephus, who had lived among the Essenes, and was a contemporary of the man Jesus, 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...”.  

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are many spiritual levels of believers and adherents within the Christian Domain.   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.   While very little is expected of the entry-level faith-based believer, as the Christian advances, and greater Knowledge and Spirituality is attained, these more Mature Christians are required to live in accord with the Direct Revelation that has been bestowed upon them.   As stated in the Gospels: “That servant who knows his master's will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:47-48 NIV).   Thus, with Spiritual Maturity and the Acquisition of Direct Knowledge from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet, having received the greater carries with it the requirement to live in strict accord with that level of Divine Manna (Spiritual Knowledge) that has been received.  

This article is a Spiritual Abstract that is in summary -- and as such, is dependent upon the hyperlinked articles upon which it is built.  Mature Spiritual Christian are neither blind believers, nor are they ignorant of man's higher soul and spiritual reality.   The very word Christian portrays one who in a spiritually mature condition of mind, is Anointed (Messiah/Christ) and Enlightened.   As stated in the article The Cross And The Seat Belt under the subheading, Religion As A System Of Education - The Two Ways, if the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay are properly embraced, then these teachings themselves are designed to bring about a Knowing and Enlightened Condition within the mind and life of the seeker/disciple.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In the recently discovered Gospel of Thomas it is written: (12) The disciples said to Jesus, "We know that you will depart from us. Who is to be our leader?" Jesus said to them, "Wherever you are, you are to go to James the righteous, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being."   So to once again restore the teachings of TheWay which is today known as Christianity, the Lord has sent Jacob/James, the Brother of Yeshua/Jesus, back into the world in order to guide the faithful flock into the Truth, the Light, and the Kingdom within (Luke 17:20-21).   It is there that my brother Yeshua/Jesus awaits you.

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Ten Words:  That restores the teachings of Jesus and TheWay to their original spiritual environment.  
 

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

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

The 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  
 

The Suppressed Teachings On Children: "And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them, and said, Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven" (Mat 18: 2-3).  Because the important teachings on children were removed from the Gospels, it remains virtually impossible for the modern believer to gain entrance into the Inner Kingdom  
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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