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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Is Pres. Trump Wrong? Is MS-13 Animals?

Is Pres. Trump Wrong? Is MS-13 Animals That Walk In The Form Of Man?

Pres. Trump has been criticized for calling the members of MS-13 animals.   But if his critics understood human reality and the suppressed Gospel teachings, they would be shocked to find that Pres. Trump is correct.  The teachings that Jesus himself taught that man has an animal nature has been concealed from Christians (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature  http://SoulSelf.org#AnimalNature ).  That a very large number of people are totally controlled by their lower animal nature, is a human fact of life.   And in a suppressed Gospel teaching Jesus warned his disciples that "...not all are men, who are in the form of man" -- and that many men are so ruled over by their lower animal nature.  They are therefore beasts who walk in the form of man. 

When the allegorical Genesis account states that man is created in the image of Creator-God -- i.e., what is true of the Macrocosm, is true of the microcosm -- as above, so below -- the pattern of consciousness has been holographically replicated into all of mankind and Creation.  And in the same way that the animal kingdom exists in the Mind of God, each of us inherited a vertical slice of Creation and the seven kingdoms.  And in the same way that the animal kingdom exists within God, it also exists within each of us.  

When the consciousness of mankind is understood, we are evolving our animal nature to support our divine nature (see The Evolving Soul  http://SoulSelf.org/#TheEvolvingSoul ) -- and a very large number of mankind have been totally consumed by their lower animal nature.  Thus, while Pres. Trump does not not understand the reality of the Seven Kingdoms of Creation and how these Kingdoms are replicated into mankind, he is correct and his critics are wrong.   



Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Spiritual Sabbath

Has the Jews, Messianics, Christians ever observed and celebrated a Sabbath? The answer is no! Quoting from The Spiritual Sabbath http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#SpiritualSabbath
Does the Gospels supply an answer to the Christian dilemma of the True Sabbath? Paul writes that the Sabbath celebrated by the Jews is an allegorical representation of the Sabbath, as seen in his words that it is a "...shadow of things to come" (Col 2:17 KJV). The Gospels are spiritual writings -- and they often intentionally conflict with what would be understood from a literal or historical perspective, in order to force the reader to seek the spiritual meaning. The prediction was that the Son of Man would be three days in the tomb -- and yet, if you count the days as reported in the scriptures, they are two. And this is because the Christians who read the scriptures in the manner of the Pharisees who threw away the Key of Knowledge, not only do not understand the spiritual meaning of the three days, but they further do not understand the portrayal of a Sabbath following the Passover. They therefore attempt to doctrinally force the interpretation the following day after the Sabbath as the first day of the week -- or for those who worship the sun-god in the manner of the pagan Christians, Sunday. On the other hand, the Greek word used to describe the day of the supposed resurrection, is mia ton sabbaton -- or, if literally translated, "one of the Sabbaths". But the conflict over the day of the week is seen in the Christians inability to understand what is meant by "one of the Sabbaths" -- which is exactly how the Greek text reads. And the grave misunderstanding of most Bible readers is seen when they fail to perceive that the allegorical symbol of the Sabbath is not the actual Sabbath that is the objective of the scriptures which is portrayed in the biblical term "one of the Sabbaths". As noted in many places in this article, Eden is the embodiment of the Sabbath -- and it is the return to Eden while still alive in the body (see http://GateOfEden.com), that is the true objective of the scriptures and the teachings of Jesus and TheWay. From a true spiritual perspective, the Jews have never celebrated a Sabbath -- and what they observe, is an allegorical portrayal of the Sabbath that they lack the depth of understanding to comprehend the meaning of. And this reality which is not understood by either the Jews, or the pagan Christians, is also presented in the meaning of the verse that was removed from the Gospel of Luke by the sun-worshipping Christians -- i.e., "On the same day, He (Jesus) beholding a man laboring on the Sabbath, said to him: Man if thou knowest what thou doest, blessed art thou; if however thou dost not know, cursed art thou and a transgressor of the law" (see http://BibleCorruption.com ). If the Passover is correctly embraced from a spiritual perspective (see http://Ebionite.com/Easter.htm ) -- in contradistinction to the allegorical Passover of the Jews -- then the disciple has overcome, and achieved the next level of birth -- and to him, there is nothing but Sabbaths. After the Celebration of the True Sabbath which can only be accomplished in the fulfillment of the Laws within one's self, there is no more counting of days, weeks, months and years -- i.e., "But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage? You observe days and months and seasons and years. I am afraid for you, lest I have labored for you in vain" (Gal 4:9-11 NKJ). The Pharisees, who were condemned because of their carnal and ritualistic interpretation of the scriptures, celebrate an allegorical Sabbath that is of the flesh -- i.e., what Paul portrays as a "shadow" of the True Sabbath that is Spiritual. The Disciples of Jesus are to strive to bring about the True Spiritual Sabbath of Completion -- and after you achieve this Spiritual Sabbath, there is no more days of the week -- but only the abiding eternal rest. And this is why the Sabbath is portrayed as following the Passover in the Gospels, and the next day is portrayed as "one of the Sabbaths". Among other things, what this means is that there is absolutely no basis for observing the day of the sun-god -- i.e., Sunday -- except, of course, if you worship the sun-god in the manner of the pagan Church of Rome. And the fact that you can't count the days where the Son of Man was in the tomb three days -- and make it the day of the sun-god -- simply because you read the scriptures in the same manner as the Pharisees -- totally alienates the believers of the Church from even the very objects and spiritual essence of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay.
The scriptures were intentionally composed so as to purposely inhibit readers from reading and believing what is literally written in a linear interpretation. Herbert W. Armstrong who was of course a literalist, proclaimed: There were no eye-witnesses to the resurrection. Even so-called "apostolic fathers" had no source of information save that record which is today available to us. Tradition, then, must be dismissed (see The Resurrection Was Not On Sunday). Yet, Armstrong was wrong -- i.e, (1) the allegorical account was composed in this manner for an important reason; (2) and any seeker who prevails over their physical organic limitations, learns the truth about the scriptures and their allegorical nature and higher purpose. Therefore, if you want to know the Truth, you will have to either (1) ask one of the authors of the scriptures; (2) enter into Spirit and examine the actual historical record that is not recorded in the allegorical scriptures; (3) or seek instruction directly from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet (see http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org/#TrueProphet ).
While Armstrong from one perspective had it right, the greater problem is seen in the fact that he did not understand what the scriptures are presenting. While the scriptures state that Jesus would be in the grave three days and three nights, only two days are presented in the literal texts. Provoking both Armstrong and many other Fundamentalist Christians to develop a great many dogmatic theories as to why this contradiction in the scriptures exists. Armstrong writes: A vital text proving that there were two Sabbaths in that week has been obscured by almost every translation into English. Only Ferrar Fenton's version has this point correct. Turn to Matthew 28:1. In the common versions it says, "In the end of the Sabbath," or more correctly, "after the Sabbath." Notice that both of these renderings use the singular -- Sabbath. But in the original Greek the word is in the PLURAL. Fenton renders it correctly by saying, "After the SABBATHS," although the remaining part of the verse he has not translated quite correctly. In a foot-note to this text, he says, "The Greek original is in the plural, 'Sabbaths'." When the scriptures are properly understood within the context of the Greek term mia ton sabbaton as stated at the subheading Spiritual Sabbath, the correct understanding would be rendered for first day of the week as "one of the Sabbaths".
In order to celebrate and observe the Real Sabbath -- i.e., Spiritual Sabbath -- one must achieve the Final Stage of Birth which would constitute a return to Eden from the perspective of the fulfillment of the Laws and the reality of the Omega of Creation within one's self And when the Ebionite Nazirenes (see http://Ebionite.com ) attested to the fact that this is what the historical man Jesus accomplished within himself -- it is this fulfilling the Spiritual Sabbath wthin himself that the historical man Jesus accomplished. To begin: Herbert Armstrong did not at all understand WHY the scriptures are an allegorical account -- simply because the article An Inconvenient Truth ( http://AnInconvenientTruth.org ) had not yet been written which explains the higher purpose and objective of the scriptures. Mr. Armstrong had never known or spoken to the original authors. He did not believe in the Inner Kingdom -- or the reality that when the scriptures are used as the Key of Knowledge ( http://KeyOfKnowledge.org ) and is turned within one's own mind and being, that mankind as the lost prodigal son possesses the innate ability to enter and return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination while still physically alive in the body-vessel (see http://GateOfEden.com ). Like the vast majority of Christians, Armstrong was robbed of the a more spiritual understanding of the scriptures by virtue of the corruption of the scriptures by the scribes of the Orthodox Church (see http://BibleCorruption.com ), and the later directives of a series of Roman Emperors (see http://reincarnation.nazirene.org/#emperors ) -- to the degree, that even those Words which were alleged to be spoken directly from God to mankind, were corrupted and changed in order to promote the Jesus-god of Pagan Rome.
What this means is that the whole bases of Sunday worship by the Christians is based upon a mis-translation and ignorance of the meaning of the Gospels. But, Constantine was a sun-worshiper -- and the Sunday celebration was literally forced upon HIS Church. From a Jewish perspective, they fail to understand that what they are celebrating is an allegorical Sabbath that they don't understand. While observing the (allegorical) Sabbath is good, I agree with the teaching that was removed from the Gospels: "On the same day, He (Jesus) beholding a man laboring on the Sabbath, said to him: Man if thou knowest what thou doest, blessed art thou; if however thou dost not know, cursed art thou and a transgressor of the law".
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Friday, May 11, 2018

The Pre-Existent Soul As The True Gospel Foundation

If you read the Gospels from a different foundational mindset and lifestyle from which it was conceived and sprang forth, then you will never be able to understand the important concepts and teachings set forth by Jesus and the authors.  Who was Jesus?  Man, Myth or God?   Theologian Albert Schweitzer suggested that there will never be one answer to that question.   He said that looking for Jesus in history is like looking down a well: You see only your own reflection.  The “real” Jesus, Schweitzer says, will remain “a stranger and an enigma” What this means is that when the Gentiles who were pagan in their mindset and thinking, attempted to interpret the Gospels which were composed by Essene, Ebionite Nazirenes -- and they then edited and corrupted the Gospels in order to make them reflect their pagan mindset (see http://BibleCorruption.com ) -- the whole foundation of the Gospels became altered and corrupted -- which rendered them spiritually impotent.  

The Gentiles were Mithraic in their thinking -- and the foundation of Mithraic thought was based upon a savior who would save the people from Original Sin.  But when rightly understood, the doctrine of Original Sin has virtually nothing in common with the Original Gospel Teachings -- and this was proven with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls which laid bare the startling facts.  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..." 

Biblical scholars basically told the people the truth, but the truth was and remains unacceptable to the multitude of Churches.  Quoting from Examination of Modern NT Text Criticism: "Where history records that true sacred text survived this assault and is preserved in the traditional text, Westcott and Hort counter that the whole church participated in a conspiracy to fabricate a blended (and therefore corrupted) text. Westcott and Hort must not have believed the traditional Christian church to be genuine, but a sham. This thesis is supported by the biographies of Westcott and Hort. When J. F. D. Maurice was accused of false doctrine, Westcott commented that Orthodox Christians are like a new Islam persecuting a revival of the true Christians."  Why can the adoption of the corrupted scriptures be portrayed as "...a conspiracy to fabricate a blended (and therefore corrupted) text"?   Because the Roman Emperor Constantine orchestrated a massive adoption of Christianity as the Universal Religion of the Empire -- which brought about the massive conversion of Mithraic pagans into the Roman Church.   But in its foundation, it was the Gospels that were converted to Mithracism.  In the new religion, Jesus was portrayed as the latest incarnation of the Mithraic sun-god that was born on December 25 -- which is the day when the sun begins to move northward from the southern hemisphere.  Constantine took the most corrupt New Testament scriptures and further edited and corrupted them to make them support the dogma of Mithraism which represented the common beliefs of the people.  The original Ebionite Nazirene disciples and followers of Jesus were condemned as heretics -- portrayed as "too Jewish" to understand the meaning of the Gospel -- i.e., “…rejected from one religion as apostates, and from the other as heretics” (Gibbon: Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, v.1, p.416).    Further, the Spiritual (Gentile) Christians who understood the important purpose of the scriptures as a catalyst to develop the mind and enable the seeker/believer to begin to receive the Divine Manna of the Kingdom, were condemned as Gnostic heretics -- hunted down, their scriptures destroyed and those who did not embrace the religion of the emperor, were put to death.   Resulting in the fact that the whole foundation of the modern Church which is based upon Original Sin, has been imported from the Mithraic based teachings of the Iranian prophet Mani, in order to explain and fill the great void that the Church suppression of important teachings on the pre-existent soul created (see Original Sin @ http://Ebionite.com/AnInconvenientTruth.htm#OriginalSin ).   Thereby creating a pagan foundation to the Church that has rendered Christianity spiritually impotent.  Further quoting from Examination of Modern NT Text Criticism: "Westcott and Hort must have believed that what historians recorded as a defense against heretics was in reality a suppression of the true church. They believed that what the historians recorded as heretically corrupted texts were closer to the true autographs."  And this statement is true beyond the comprehension of the modern believer.    The more pure the copy of the Gospels, the more offensive it was from the perspective of the dogma and religion of the emperor.

Like the modern Christian, Mithraism believed in a Savior who freed them from Original Sin and provided them salvation.  In contradistinction, the Gospel is based upon the Journey of the Soul that evolves to Wholeness and Completion over the course of many lifetimes (see Wholeness of Mind & Being http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org#wholeness ).  And when the question is posed: Did the Jews in the first century believe in the pre-existent soul? Meaning, did your Soul exist prior to your birth into this present life. The Hastings-Scribner Dictionary Of The Bible (New York, 1903. Bk 4, p. 63) "To affirm that Jews in Christ's time did not believe in pre-existence is simply incorrect". And that the journey of the Soul over the course of many lives was an important element of discussion between Jesus and his disciples. In view of the fact that the Gospel teachings evolved out of the Essenes (see The Essene Foundation Of Judaism And Christianity http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#EsseneFoundation ), the witness of Josephus who was a contemporary of the man Jesus who lived among the Essenes stated that the Essenes “…resigned up their souls with great alacrity, as expecting to receive them again. For their doctrine is this, that bodies are corruptible, and that the matter they are made of is not permanent; but that the souls are immortal, and continue for ever; and that they came out of the most subtle air, and are united to their bodies as to prisons, into which they are drawn by a certain natural enticement; but that when they are set free from the bonds of flesh, they then, as released from a long bondage, rejoice and mount upward...”. Why did the Essenes believe that their Souls are Immortal and can be united to many physical bodies across the span of many lifetimes of Soul-Development? Because their foundational mindset and lifestyle opened their eyes and minds to their Soul's Higher Reality that organic "natural" man is blind to. 

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


Quoting from
Soul-Evolution - Reincarnation And Soul-Development http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#SoulEvolution : "Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?'" (John 9:1-2).  A reality that the modern Christians does not at all understand it the fact that the Gospels portray three reasons for people being born blind from birth -- i.e., (1) the sins committed in the Soul's previous lives; (2) the sins committed by the parents; (3) and the inherent blindness as a condition of organic "natural" man -- as personified in the words: "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the... glorious inheritance in the saints" (Eph 1:18).  And it is this all-consuming blindness that plagues both Christians and all or mankind today.   

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

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

In the recognition of the quasi-historical facade of the literal text of the scriptures, Paul portrayed the historical interpretation of the scriptures as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14).  Why would Paul portray the scriptures in this manner?  Because the literal accounts are part of the quasi-historical facade that serves as a cover for the spiritual meaning that lies, layer upon layer, beneath the garb of the written text.  And in recognition of the elementary teachings of the literal text, Paul portrayed the teachings of Jesus and him crucified as the "milk" intended for immature believers who he portrayed as "babes in Christ" -- i.e., "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ) -- which "milk" the Church Father Origen portrays the physical resurrection as being designed  "...for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief.”  The fact that being a baptized and confirmed Christian did not open the mind and the eyes to the higher spiritual truths of the Gospel -- as in the statement of Paul: "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the... riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints" (Eph 1:18).  And because of the people's inherent human blindness that limited their perceptive-understanding, Jesus could only speak to the people in the enigma of parables: "And with many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it. But without a parable He did not speak to them. And when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples" (Mark 4:33-34) -- even saying to his disciples: “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV).  Why were the people "...ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding”?  Because the undeveloped organic human condition causes them to be born blind to their own higher Soul and Spiritual Reality.

It is impossible for the modern Christian to use the Gospels as the Key of Knowledge ( http://KeyOfKnowledge.org ) and by embracing the allegorical catalysts, overcome their spiritual amnesia and restore their distant memory when as the prodigal sons/daughters they dwelt in the Kingdom prior to (in the words of the Essenes) they became "...united to their bodies as to prisons".  And because the modern Christians cling to the tenets of Mithracism and continue to abandon the First Principles of the Gospel Teachings, they have built upon a gravely flawed foundation -- i.e., “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash” (Matt 7:24-27). 

For Seventeen Hundred years the Truth pertaining to the Foundation of the Gospels was outlawed.  When the  Italian Dominican friar Giordano Bruno told the people that "The soul is not the body and it may be in one body or in another, and pass from body to body" -- and that at the core of our mind is the Source of all Truth and Light that can be tapped into by any of the prodigal sons/daughters who sincerely seek the Truth and TheWay -- i.e., in the words of Bruno: "Within every man there is a soul-flame, kindled at the sun of thought, which lends us wings whereby we may approach the sun of knowledge."  And that the purpose of the Gospels is to enable the seeker to receive from this Inner Source of Light and Knowledge the Divine Manna of the Kingdom -- the priest, Giordano Bruno, was burnt at the stake by the Church for the crime of telling the Christians the Truth -- revealing to believers the Sacred Knowledge that was outlawed and condemned by the Church.  And because the Christian world continues to reject the original Foundation of the Gospel Teachings -- even when the facts and the truth has been revealed and set before them -- in their rejection of the Original Teachings they continue to remain consigned to a spiritual diaspora of abject ignorance.  

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Cause of Evil & Ignorance - Three Causes of Human Spiritual Blindness

When we pose the question as to why there is evil in the world -- why does bad things happen to seemingly good people -- we will remain in ignorance about the realities of life so long as we fail to understand our own lower animal nature.   Yesterday I made a post on FB about the levels of instruction that a person can receive -- and I based this post on quotations taken from the subheading:  Animals That Walk In The Form Of Man http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#WalkInFormOfMan .  The fact that mankind is the Fourth Kingdom -- and the balance between the lower three earthly kingdoms and the upper three spiritual kingdoms -- means that man has the capacity to be a beast or a saint -- depending upon which of his natures control him.  Quoting from the foregoing link:


Animals That Walk In The Form Of Man:  There is truly great wisdom in the Gospel of Thomas teachings: (5) Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you..." -- the degree that this is true beyond organic man's very limited perceptive-vision and imagination, is a demonstration of his blindness to man's true reality.   In the acknowledgement in the foregoing that Paul portrayed the organic "natural"people of this world as being of an "animal-soul" level of consciousness, few people can even begin to envision the reality of what Paul's words convey -- which confirms the statement in the 88th chapter of The Gospel Of The Nazirenes where Jesus states: "Love you one another and all the creatures of God, Yet I say to you, not all are men, who are in the form of man..." (see  Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature).   As explained in the foregoing link, mankind being of the Fourth Kingdom, has the lower three earthly kingdoms (mineral, vegetable and animal) within him -- and the evolutionary condition of these lower three kingdoms can and does not only intimately affect and often control our lives -- but in accordance with their condition, inhibits both our behavior and ability to understand all things.  
While there are many references to man being ruled over by his lower animal nature at the foregoing link, from the perspective of being able to receive and comprehend the spiritual meaning of the scriptures, and the higher reality of the Soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom, there is a statement in the Gospel of Philip that explains this incomprehensible reality -- i.e., "A householder acquired everything— whether son or slave or cattle or dog or swine, whether wheat or barley or straw or hay or [bones] or meat (or) acorns. Yet he (was) wise and knew the food of each [one]. Before the sons he indeed set bread with [olive-oil and meat; before] the slaves he set castor-oil with grain; and before the cattle [he set barley] with straw and hay; to the dogs he cast bones; yet before [the swine] he threw acorns and crusts of bread. So it is with the Disciple of God— if he is wise, he is perceptive about the Discipleship. The bodily forms will not deceive him, but rather he will observe the disposition of the soul of each one in order to speak with him. In the world there are many animals made in human form— these he is accustomed to recognize. To the swine indeed he will throw acorns; yet to the cattle he will cast barley with straw and hay; to the dogs he will cast bones; to the slaves he will give the elementary; to the Sons he will present the perfect".     
What is presented is both the level of consciousness that rules over the people, and the type of instruction and knowledge in the form of food that can be provided to them in accord with their Condition of Mind.   When Paul stated that he could only provide the Christians who he had taught the "elementary" quasi-historical teachings of "Christ and him crucified", what he was stating was that they could only comprehend the allegorical symbols of the Gospel designed for "babes" in Christ.   Which provokes the question: What level of teachings can be conveyed to Christians who have yet to travail in TheWay and transform their lower animal nature?  In the above verses of the Gospel of Philip, the Householder who is portrayed as being wise, is cognizant of the ruling-consciousness of others as seen in the statement: "...The bodily forms will not deceive him, but rather he will observe the disposition of the soul of each one in order to speak  with him. In the world there are many animals made in human form— these he is accustomed to recognize".   While each person appears to be in human form, the wise man will not be deceived, and will understand that in the case of the vast majority of people, their lower animal nature will so rule over their thinking and life, that they will factually be beasts who walk in the form of man -- existing at various levels in the Soul's attempt to be fully born into the Kingdom of Man (see Entering The Kingdom of Man).   But it is also important to recognize that the animals presented in the above quotation from the Gospel of Philip only portrays those animal-natures of people who are associated with the believer-community -- and not those outside the body of believers.   Quoting from http://SoulSelf.org : When Jesus therefore portrays some people as dogs, this is because they are ruled over by what the consciousness of the dog manifests in both the Divine Mind and the Soul-Mind -- that is ruling over the person who can be likened to the qualities personified in a dog.  And this is also true of all the animals of nature -- each impressed with a fragmented consciousness of the whole of the animal kingdom.  But it is important to recognize that in the same way that on one level the animal consciousness appears to be independent, on another level is it intimately connected -- both to God, our Higher Soul-Self, as well as our own consciousness.  And there are people who can look at a person's (undressed) body, and see the faces of the animals that comprise that person's lower nature.  And the ability to actually release the lower animal nature and consciousness to accomplish tasks for the person, is an integral part of the ancient Hawaiian religion of Huna -- as well as other indigenous religions that were more in tune with man's lower nature. 
A wise man understands that every day he encounters people who are the ravenous beasts who walk the earth in human form.  Lions, tigers, bears, snakes and every type of predator.   Men prone to extreme violence and suffering perpetrated upon the unaware peoples of the earth.   Which means that an important aspect of the question as to why there is evil in the world?   Each Soul exists at greatly varying stages of evolution of mind and spirit (see The Evolving Soul) -- and there are countless cultures and philosophies that support the lower animal-nature of the people to manifest and rule over the consciousness of the society.   While the whole of the animal kingdom is represented in the lower nature of mankind, the portrayal of dogs, swine, cattle and sheep apply only to the community of faith-based believers.   And thus, in accord with the "animal-soul" level of consciousness of each believer, the Householder in the Gospel of Philip provides quasi-human people instruction and knowledge as presented in the allegorical food -- i.e.,   "...To the swine indeed he will throw acorns; yet to the cattle he will cast barley with straw and hay; to the dogs he will cast bones; to the slaves he will give the elementary; to the Sons he will present the perfect".   
Those people whose consciousness can be portrayed as that of a swine, are those who seek God only when they are in need -- and instead of change, they remain immersed in the thinking and lifestyle of this world -- dwelling in the muck and mire of life.   These people can only be provided allegorical instruction in the form of seeds as personified in the acorn.   Seeds can be defined as allegorical instruction that under the right conditions, may eventually begin to evolve and grow sometime in the future.   And to those people whose minds are ruled over by the consciousness of a swine Jesus warned: "...do not throw your pearls before swine. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces" (Matt 7:6).   When the  Dominican friar Giordanio Bruno told the people the truth, the authorities of the Church imprisoned him, and eventually burnt him on the stake (see Spiritually Based Religion) -- as swine who turned upon Bruno for conveying to the people truth that opposed the man-made dogma of the Roman Church. 
Those portrayed as cattle can be given "...barley with straw and hay".  There were no sheep in Egypt, but Pharaoh made the Children of Israel "rulers" over his cattle.  Cattle represent physical strength, which like all the powers of man on the natural plane, must be spiritualized.  The faculties of mind, having come down into a more material state of consciousness (Egypt), take dominion over and lift up the animal thoughts and tendencies in the body and unify them with Spirit.     "To the dogs he will cast bones -- i.e., that which is drawn from the death of slain beasts.   The spiritual meaning of the Gospels and the esoteric knowledge of TheWay could not be given to those people whose lower animal nature can be portrayed as dogs and swine -- i.e., "Never give what is holy to dogs or throw your pearls before pigs. Otherwise, they will trample them with their feet and then turn around and attack you" (Mat 7:6 ISV).   Of the meaning of this passage, Gill's Exposition of the Bible states: "Here the phrase is used in a metaphorical sense; and is generally understood of not delivering or communicating the holy word of God, and the truths of the Gospel, comparable to pearls, or the ordinances of it, to persons notoriously vile and sinful: to men, who being violent and furious persecutors, and impudent blasphemers, are compared to 'dogs'; or to such, who are scandalously vile, impure in their lives and conversations, and are therefore compared to  swine"   And this commandment not to reveal the esoteric knowledge of the Gospel is confirmed in the Homilies of Peter's disciple Clement were Peter is quoted as stating: “We remember that our Lord and teacher, as commanding, said to us, guard the mysteries for me, and the sons of my house. Wherefore also he explained to his disciples, privately, the mysteries of the kingdoms of the heavens.”   With respect to dogs: They will take food (knowledge) from any hand that feeds them --  wherein, the Children of the Kingdom are commanded to seek only The True Prophet.   Dogs will eat their own vomit.   Thus, those people whose consciousness can be portrayed as a dog, are consumed with the faux-knowledge of this world, and are incapable of comprehending what is Holy.  Of those people whose consciousness can be portrayed as dogs and swine the Apostle Peter stated: "Of them the proverbs are true: 'A dog returns to its vomit, and, A sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud'" (2 Peter 2:22).  
The teaching in the Gospel of Philip then states that "...to the slaves he will give the elementary" -- i.e., while one portrayed as a slave is immersed in spiritual work or service, their immature thoughts and consciousness remains in the bondage of a servant, slave or faith-based worshiper.   Of those who have travailed in TheWay and have become children of the Kingdom, the above translation states  "...to the Sons he will present the perfect".   In the alternate translation   it is stated that "To the slaves he will give only the elementary lessons, to the children he will give the complete instruction"  Only the Children of the Kingdom who have transformed and overcome their lower animal nature -- overcome all inner division which enables them to be nourished by the Life-Giving Fruit of the Tree of Life -- are able to receive and comprehend with Wholeness the "complete instruction" directly from The True Prophet.    
Of Slaves And Sons Of The Kingdom: The reality portrayed in the above as "..."the slaves [who receive] only the elementary lessons [versus] the children [who receive] the complete instruction".   A similar realty with respect to the spiritual condition and level of believers is presented by the Church Father Origen where he observes this same great truth being conveyed in an early Christian scripture known as the Shepherd of Hermas, and he writes: “Hermas is commanded to write two little books, and afterwards to announce to the presbyters of the Church what he learned from the Spirit. For these are the words that are written: 'And you will write,' he says, 'two books; and you will give the one to Clement, and the other to Grapte. And let Grapte admonish the widows and orphans, and let Clement send through all the cities which are abroad, while you will announce to the presbyters of the Church.' Grapte, accordingly, who is commanded to admonish the orphans and widows, is the pure understanding of the letter itself; by which those youthful minds are admonished, who have not yet deserved to have God as their Father, and are on that account styled orphans. They, again, are the widows, who have withdrawn themselves from the unjust man, to whom they had been united contrary to law; but who have remained widows, because they have not yet advanced to the stage of being joined to a heavenly Bridegroom. Clement, moreover, is ordered to send into those cities which are abroad what is written to those individuals who already are withdrawing from the letter -- as if the meaning were to those souls who, being built up by this means, have begun to rise above the cares of the body and the desires of the flesh; while he himself, who had learned from the Holy Spirit, is commanded to announce, not by letter nor by book, but by the living voice, to the presbyters of the Church of Christ, i.e., to those who possess a mature faculty of wisdom, capable of receiving spiritual teaching”.
When James, the brother of Jesus writes that: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world” (James 1:27 NIV), he is not saying that pure religion is to look after the wives and children of those whose husband and father has died.   Widows and orphans are those believers who are still carnal in nature.   It is these believers who see only the letter -- or body -- of the scriptures, of which Origen writes whose “youthful minds are admonished, who have not yet deserved to have God as their Father [not yet Children of the Kingdom], and are on that account styled orphans”.   With regard to widows Origen writes: “They, again, are the widows, who have withdrawn themselves from the unjust man, to whom they had been united contrary to law; but who have remained widows, because they have not yet advanced to the stage of being joined to a heavenly Bridegroom”.   The unjust man is the citizen of the far country in the parable of the prodigal son -- i.e., the god of this world. Thus, widows and orphans do not represent widows and orphans in accordance with our understanding of these terms, but rather they represent stages of spiritual growth.   Moreover, because of our modern politically correct mindset where the Bible is at time viewed as sexist, in these words we must perceive that the term widows is used with respect to both men and women.   We can never get a right sense of either the scriptures, or life, until we begin to realize that all of us are reflective with respect to our soul, and therefore we are often rightfully portrayed in the feminine gender.
In the words of James: Pure religion consecrated by the Father is for the disciple to be of the spirit, minister to the orphans and widows, while keeping oneself “unspotted from the world” (KJV).   Unspotted denotes that condition where one has absolutely no part of the world, with the exception of ones manifestation as a spiritual presence.   It is these unspotted individuals who are those who have been reborn into the spirit, and have totally manifested the Light of Christ in their lives.  Widows and orphans see only the body of the scriptures, and are yet carnal believers who the Apostle Paul describes as the Christians of the simple faith.   We can see the next stage of development in Origen's words as he describes those who are more mature: “Clement, moreover, is ordered to send into those cities which are abroad what is written to those individuals who already are withdrawing from the letter -- as if the meaning were to those souls who, being built up by this means, have begun to rise above the cares of the body and the desires of the flesh”.   Those who are abroad are the people who have transversed the sea of spiritual cleansing, and have risen above the “cares of the body and the desires of the flesh”.   It is these men and women who have consecrated their lives in the pursuit of Truth, that will see the mind of the scriptures in their quest to walk in TheWay.

With regard to the more mature in Christ, Origen writes of Hermas: “…while he himself, who had learned from the Holy Spirit, is commanded to announce, not by letter nor by book, but by the living voice, to the presbyters of the Church of Christ, i.e., to those who possess a mature faculty of wisdom, capable of receiving spiritual teaching”.   The name Hermas means the “messenger” -- thus it is only the spiritual Christians who have overcome their lower animal natures, and have become true Children of the Kingdom, are able to hear the Shepherd -- or in the Shepherd of Hermas, the Living voice of the Indwelling Logos.   Clement means merciful -- and it is only those who are themselves walking in TheWay, who receive the mercy of the Lord.   The widows and orphans -- or those believers who remain of the flesh and see only the letter of the scriptures and the exoteric doctrine or good news of the Christ -- must spiritually mature in order to begin to receive from the Lord, perceive the Gospel of God, and enter the Kingdom.   As stated in the above, those who are ruled over by their lower animal natures are blind to both the spiritual meaning of the scriptures, and the higher reality of the Soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom. 

To understand the above one must understand the three causes of blindness that the Gospels note in the statement (quoting from Soul-Evolution - Reincarnation And Soul-Development http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#SoulEvolution ):  
"Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?'" (John 9:1-2).  A reality that the modern Christians does not at all understand it the fact that the Gospels portray three reasons for people being born blind from birth -- i.e., (1) the sins committed in the Soul's previous lives; (2) the sins committed by the parents; (3) and the inherent blindness as a condition of organic "natural" man -- as personified in the words: "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the... glorious inheritance in the saints" (Eph 1:18).  And it is this all-consuming blindness that plagues both Christians and all of mankind today.  

Why is Organic Man born blind?  In the parable of the prodigal son, mankind is presently dwelling in what is personified as the Far Country -- and having squandered away your inheritance on "riotous living", you presently dwell under the control of the of the Citizen or Consciousness of the earth -- unable to recall when you dwelt in the Kingdom with your Heavenly Father -- and having squandered away your inheritance on "riotous living", you aimlessly wander in this, the Far Country, as a victim of Spiritual Amnesia who is unable to recall your divine origin.   And as a victim of Spiritual Amnesia, you have been struck with blindness due to one or more of the three inherent human conditions.   What is the cause of this inherent human condition of blindness?  The answer is lack of Wholeness -- as stated in the Gospel account of Jesus in the words: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17).  Which means that the Gospels were created in order to restore the amnesic and blind person you are in this world, to a condition of Wholeness that restores your True Self. 
When you intervene in the life of a person struck with amnesia, you don't attempt to reprogram them -- but rather, you present to them various catalysts that connect with their inner self in order to restore the memory of their former self (seeThe Gospels Embody The Principles Of Anamnesis).  And when rightly understood, this restoral of the True Self is the primary purpose of the Gospels.  To read the scriptures as if they were historical accounts, would be to program the person's thinking.   In contradistinction, to present to the reader a universal set of allegorical symbols and parabolic accounts that possess the ability to act as catalysts which connect the person you are in this world with your forgotten True Self, has the capacity to restore the memory of the lost, wandering, blind prodigal son who has been afflicted with amnesia -- and no longer able to recall their True Self.  And to bring about this intervention in the life of the lost prodigal son/daughter, the allegorical and parabolic scriptural accounts are composed with a seemingly historical facade that conveys important elementary concepts that are intermixed in the allegorical accounts and symbolism to create the proper foundation to bring about the restoration of their forgotten True Self.   The purpose of the scriptures is therefore not to teach you -- but rather, to restore you to the True Being that you are.   

In the recognition of the quasi-historical facade of the literal text of the scriptures, Paul portrayed the historical interpretation of the scriptures as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14).  Why would Paul portray the scriptures in this manner?  Because the literal accounts are part of the quasi-historical facade that serves as a cover for the spiritual meaning that lies, layer upon layer, beneath the garb of the written text.  And in recognition of the elementary teachings of the literal text, Paul portrayed the teachings of Jesus and him crucified as the "milk" intended for immature believers who he portrayed as "babes in Christ" -- i.e., "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ) -- which "milk" the Church Father Origen portrays the physical resurrection as being designed  "...for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief.”  The fact that being a baptized and confirmed Christian did not open the mind and the eyes to the higher spiritual truths of the Gospel -- as in the statement of Paul: "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the... riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints" (Eph 1:18).  And because of the people's inherent human blindness that limited their perceptive-understanding, Jesus could only speak to the people in the enigma of parables: "And with many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it. But without a parable He did not speak to them. And when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples" (Mark 4:33-34) -- even saying to his disciples: “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV).  Why were the people "...ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding”?  Because the undeveloped organic human condition causes them to be born blind to their own higher Soul and Spiritual Reality.