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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Innate Knowledge Of The Truth Of All Truths - Anamnesis

Innate Knowledge Of The Truth Of All Truths - Anamnesis: http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#Innate


Every person who is alive today -- and has ever lived and walked the face of the earth -- possesses the innate ability to prove the Truth of all Truths -- within their own mind and being.   Therefore, ultimately, no one has an excuse for not knowing the Truth of all Truths -- and following others in the wrong direction.   In the same way that the faith-based followers of Jim Jones were seduced into following their leader through the gates of tragic and absurd evil, the same is true of the intellectuals who preside over the halls of modern academia.   In the same way that entry-level requirements exist for virtually every one of life's endeavors, this is also true of the individual person's approach to studying and understanding the scriptures, as well as the higher purpose and realities of Life.   And in clarification, I am not at all insinuating that everyone has the ability to believe the truth -- or to read the truth out of some book -- or to be taught the truth in any of the ways that mankind teaches or conveys opinions and human knowledge -- but rather, every person has the innate ability to Know the Truth by virtue of their becoming a Direct Expression and embodiment of the Truth through their own Experiential connection with the Source of all Truths.   And it is the development of this Innate Ability that was the objective of the authors of the scriptures.   So much so, that it was for this reason that Paul wrote and warned that everyone is ultimately responsible for Knowing the Truth of All Truths (Rom 1:19-20 and The Sacred Language Of Creation).    As Paul wrote and warned, no one has an excuse for not Knowing the Truth of all Truths -- and they will be ultimately held accountable for their desire to seek and learn the Truth of all Truths.   Further, the only real obstacle to knowing the Truth, is man's own ignorance of their True-Self -- and their True-Self's relationship to Creator-God.   Which is why the Gospel of Thomas proclaims: "But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty...".    Therefore, the only obstacle to Knowing and becoming the Living Embodiment of the Truth, is Self Ignorance. 

Is the mind of an infant empty?  Or does the infant possess the innate ability to tap into a pre-existing source of knowledge within himself that exceeds all of the wisdom of this world that he could be taught in the traditional manner?   The scriptures are based upon the process of anamnesis -- or, drawing from a pre-existing source within the child/person's own mind.  Under the heading of Anamnesis (Philosophy), the Wikipedia states: It is the idea that humans possess knowledge from past incarnations and that learning consists of rediscovering that knowledge within us. The article then goes on to say: Socrates' response is to develop his theory of anamnesis. He suggests that the soul is immortal, and repeatedly incarnated; knowledge is actually in the soul from eternity...  What one perceives to be learning, then, is actually the recovery of what one has forgotten. (Once it has been brought back it is true belief, to be turned into genuine knowledge by understanding.) And thus Socrates (and Plato) sees himself, not as a teacher, but as a midwife, aiding with the birth of knowledge that was already there in the student.   And this is why the Apostle Peter is quoted in the writings of his disciple Clement as stating with respect to the scriptures: "...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"   Why should the scriptures not be read and understood in accord with "an extraneous sense, which you have brought from without"?   Because the whole of the scriptures are an allegorical presentation using and employing catalysts that connect the outer physical consciousness with the pre-existing inner soul and spiritual consciousness -- which when rightly understood, is the very essence of the process of anamnesis.  Therefore, when you attempt to teach the meaning of the scriptures, you negate the catalysts and symbols that are contained in the scriptural body, and you inhibit and atrophie the development of those areas of mind that must be developed in order to tap into this inner Source of Knowledge.  Further, this is why Jesus commanded his disciples that they can only have ONE TEACHER -- the True Prophet or Logos -- that dwells within them at the very Core of their Consciousness (see True Prophet).   With respect to this ONE TEACHER that the followers of Jesus were commanded to seek out exclusively, Peter taught that he is "...within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other."  In their abandonment of the Gospel First Principles and the One Source of the Truth of all Truths that is drawn out through the process of Anamnesis, the modern Christian world has virtually nothing in common with the purpose and objective of the Original Gospel Teachings.  But what this also means is that the more we learn in the traditional manner as embraced by academia, the more we suppress those innate resources of mind that have the ability to tap into this Inner Source of Ultimate Truth (see Academia And The Feminist Cultural War On Women http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org#AcademiaWarOnWomen ).  And with respect to the true meaning of the scriptures: the more we study commentaries, Bible study groups, and the teachings of traditional religious institutions and authorities, the more we alienate ourselves from the True and Spiritual meaning of the Gospels. Instead of developing those areas of the mind that permits us to tap into and learn directly from the Source of all Knowledge and Truth, we turn instead to the (carnal) opinions of men -- which is outlawed in the New Testament (see
The Rejection Of All Human Opinion: http://KeyOfKnowledge.org#HumanOpinion .

Mankind is portrayed in the parable of the two sons as the younger prodigal son who abandons the Kingdom of the Father, and squanders away his divine inheritance on "riotous living" in this realm which is called the Far Country -- also portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- which, when rightly understood, parallels the analogy of Plato's Cave of Illusions (see Cave) -- which the Gospel of Thomas describes in the rather profound statement: (56) Jesus said, "He who has come to understand this world shall discover (only) a corpse, and whoever has discovered a corpse shall transcend beyond this world."    Which implies the reality, that the only means by which mankind can be restored to his original condition, is to transcend and move beyond the limitations of this world -- i.e., the Far Country that is not his place of origin.   And this was and remains the ONLY objective of the authors of the scriptures in the composition of their Sacred Writings.  

In the same way that Paul was forced (because of the spiritual immaturity of the congregation of believers he taught) to limit his teachings to a quasi-historical "testimony" of  "...Jesus and him crucified" -- warning that even if it were possible to convey to these baptized and confirmed Christians anything beyond what Paul portrayed as the "milk" of the Gospel which is necessary for babes in Christ who would reject the higher spiritual knowledge and teachings as utter "foolishness" if he was to openly present the Truth to them -- the authors of the scriptures had no other choice than to utilize this entry-level "milk" designed for spiritually immature Christians in the literal presentation of the scriptures.   
If what Paul and the other Gospel Authors stated is true, and there exist higher realities and dimensions of being that are totally inconceivable to the mind of the undeveloped faith-based believer (see Mysteries Of The Gospel ) -- and by virtue of the immaturity of the faith-based believers brought about by an embryonic condition of mind which Paul portrayed as the "natural" mind of man -- and the limitations of this embryonic condition of mind even inhibited Jesus from conveying the true meaning of the scriptures, and the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom to all but his inner core of disciples (see In The House - Taught In Parables) -- which means that the biblical authors were therefore powerless to explain in any detail and depth many of the most important Gospel teachings and concepts in the literal text of the New Testament -- then the spiritually mature author's of the scriptures who were themselves enlightened to these higher realities, remained virtually powerless to do anything more than to provide the people with a list of do's and don'ts -- so that the faith-based believers will be in a position where they will be better able to evolve to a mature understanding and comprehension of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay.   To totally ignore these do's and don'ts, without knowing the consequence of one's choices and actions, is paramount to walking out onto a freeway blindfolded.  

The Law is that you, as a sincere seeker, can never know any greater level of Truth, than you are willing to live and manifest in word, thought, desire and deed -- which means that modern mainstream liberal Christianity is virtually worthless.

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 infantile condition, to that of higher spiritual maturity and Wholeness.  Those who reject these teachings and fall back into the thinking and lifestyle of this world -- who willfully sin after coming to the knowledge of the Gospel message -- are not only unbelievers and apostates to the teachings of the Gospels, but in Paul's words these counterfeit believers crucify the Son of God afresh.  And, in total opposition to what is preached in the modern Churches, Paul warns that "...there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries."   These, and other such spiritual concepts, were totally unacceptable to the fourth century heathen Church of Rome -- and while these few passages continue to exist, the scriptures were corrupted (see http://BibleCorruption.com ) in order to make the Gospels support the doctrines of a series of Roman Emperors who ruled over the Church from the fourth century onward.     That the Church has abandoned the original teachings of Jesus -- to the degree that when it is proven that the fourth century Church even edited and corrupted the very words of God spoken to man (see http://TheTenWords.com ) -- means that until the Church itself repents of this great sin against the Holy Spirit, they will remain under a cloud of ignorance in an exiled state in a Spiritual Diaspora.   What does Paul, the Apostle of faith say?   To the Romans he warns: "Do not be arrogant, but be afraid.  For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.  Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off" (Rom 11:20-22 NIV).    Because the fourth-century 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 religious doctrines of the emperor -- even editing and corrupting the very words of God spoken to mankind -- the Church has not only been "cut off" -- but the Christians themselves dwell in a Spiritual Diaspora under the cloud of spiritual ignorance. 

I always found it truly amazing that readers of the scriptures could read the words of Paul where he states that the "natural" mind of the Christians who he had himself taught, would reject the truths pertaining to the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom as utter "foolishness" -- portraying himself as an "ambassador in bonds" who was unable to speak plainly.   And from this perspective, the best that Paul could do for those who he portrayed as entry-level Christians who were "babes in Christ", was to provide them a series of do's and don'ts that would assist them in evolving through the stages of spiritual immaturity that made it impossible for them to comprehend the True Gospel Meaning and Objectives.   And then, these same people who call themselves believers, ignore the very core Gospel teachings to their own demise (see The Lie).
 
 




Wednesday, November 09, 2016

What Would Thomas Paine Say? The Election of Donald Trump over the Socialism of the Radical Left

What Would Thomas Paine Say? ( http://ThomasPaineRedux.com ):
Thomas Paine would attempt to convey to the people that Donald Trump succeeded because he had the (Natural) Laws working for him -- Laws that he prevailed over in the previous lives his Soul lived.  And this is also why Barack Obama prevailed in his elections before Trump.   Yet, the American people remain totally ignorant of not only these Laws which the Deists who formed the Constitutional bedrock of the Nation portrayed as the Laws of Nature and Nature's God (see The Laws Of Creationhttp://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsOfCreation ).   And while someone such as Thomas Paine could have explained the workings of these Natural Laws that control every aspect of the lives we live in this realm (see The Laws That Control Our Lives http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsThatControlOurLives ), the American People fail to understand the very factor that has created what has often been portrayed as American Exceptionalism (see Natural Law And American Exceptionalism (see http://ThomasPaineRedux.com#AmericanExceptionalism ).   And this prevailing ignorance of the very Forces of Law that has made America Great, is not at all understood by academia or the Church, to the detriment of the American People who unconsciously dwell in the Outer Darkness of Mind and Being (see http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org ).   
More than anything else, the election of Donald Trump presents to the American People the opportunity to restore the Nation to the City of Light on the proverbial Hill as an example to the rest of the world.  But to accomplish this, the American People must begin to understand the Natural Laws that brought forth the Exceptionalism that has created the foundation of success they have enjoyed, and they must return to the First Principles of the Constitutional Framework of the Nation.  And since what is left of the Deists no longer understand the Natural Laws that brought them success at the time of our Nation's Founding, future success will be up to a restoration of the Original Teachings that were suppressed by the Church of Rome -- and since the Deists no longer understand the fabric of the Laws, this restoration will have to be accomplished by a group of enlightened individuals who have yet to emerge as a force of Truth and Light.  
The original Deists could in many ways be portrayed as a body of more spiritually mature believers and adherents of the Original Gospel Teachings -- i.e., quoting http://ThomasPaineRedux.com : In a letter from Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Rush, Jefferson wrote respecting the relationship of Deism and Christianity: "To the corruptions of Christianity I am indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian, in the only sense he wished any one to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines, in preference to all others; ascribing to himself every human excellence; & believing he never claimed any other"  This same exact thought is expressed  in the Wikipedia article under Deism: History of religion and the deist mission.   Most deists saw the religions of their day as corruptions of an original, pure religion that was simple and rational. They felt that this original pure religion had become corrupted by "priests" who had manipulated it for personal gain and for the class interests of the priesthood in general.   According to this world view, over time "priests" had succeeded in encrusting the original simple, rational religion with all kinds of superstitions and "mysteries" – irrational theological doctrines. Laymen were told by the priests that only the priests really knew what was necessary for salvation and that laymen must accept the "mysteries" on faith and on the priests' authority. This kept the laity baffled by the nonsensical "mysteries", confused, and dependent on the priests for information about the requirements for salvation. The priests consequently enjoyed a position of considerable power over the laity, which they strove to maintain and increase. Deists referred to this kind of manipulation of religious doctrine as "priestcraft", a highly derogatory term.  Deists saw their mission as the stripping away of "priestcraft" and "mysteries" from religion, thereby restoring religion to its original, true condition – simple and rational. In many cases, they considered true, original Christianity to be the same as this original natural religion. 
  
As Thomas Paine states in the above, the original Deists understood that the scriptures are an allegorical presentation of the Laws and Forces of Consciousness which when rightly understood, convey to the seeker the Cosmology of Mind and Being that is necessary to connect inwardly with our Source of Being.  That Thomas Paine understood this factual reality is confirmed in the article entitled Of The Religion Of Deism Compared With The Christian Religion, Paine hit the nail on the head when he writes:
But the Church of Rome having set up its new religion, which it called Christianity, invented the creed which it named the Apostle's Creed... It then manufactured the allegories in the book of Genesis into fact, and the allegorical tree of life and the tree of knowledge into real trees, contrary to the belief of the first Christians, and for which there is not the least authority in any of the books of the New Testament; for in none of them is there any mention made of such place as the Garden of Eden, nor of anything that is said to have happened there.  But the Church of Rome could not erect the person called Jesus into a Savior of the world without making the allegories in the book of Genesis into fact, though the New Testament, as before observed, gives no authority for it. All at once the allegorical tree of knowledge became, according to the Church, a real tree, the fruit of it real fruit, and the eating of it sinful.   As priestcraft was always the enemy of knowledge, because priestcraft supports itself by keeping people in delusion and ignorance, it was consistent with its policy to make the acquisition of knowledge a real sin...

...Reason is the forbidden tree of priestcraft, and may serve to explain the allegory of the forbidden tree of knowledge, for we may reasonably suppose the allegory had some meaning and application at the time it was invented. It was the practice of the Eastern nations to convey their meaning by allegory, and relate it in the manner of fact. Jesus followed the same method, yet nobody ever supposed the allegory or parable of the rich man and Lazarus, the Prodigal Son, the ten Virgins, etc., were facts.   Why then should the tree of knowledge, which is far more romantic in idea than the parables in the New Testament are, be supposed to be a real tree? The answer to this is, because the Church could not make its new-fangled system, which it called Christianity, hold together without it. To have made Christ to die on account of an allegorical tree would have been too barefaced a fable.
  
Not to understand why the authors of the scriptures HAD TO COMPOSE their sacred writings in the language of allegory, is to dwell in abject ignorance of man's own higher Soul and Spiritual Reality (see http://AnInconvenientTruth.org ).  And unless such enlightened men arise once again to guide the Nation back onto its original path and destiny, the present opportunity to restore America's Greatness will be squandered away.  So, where are the Deists and Spiritually Mature Christians today?   When the Nation needs them?   Will they return to their enlightened roots and reveal the source of the American Exceptionalism?   And restore the Nation to the original vision as the City of Light on the Hill?   Or, will another group arise because modern Deists are more accurately portrayed as Atheists who use Deism to oppose the Church?   Pagans worship Nature -- the Original Deists and Spiritual Christians understood the Natural Laws behind what we see with our physical senses -- and were therefore able to look beyond the images that Nature presents, to perceive the Source of Universal Consciousness within which all of Creation has their Being. 


Thomas Paine Redux

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Are There Spiritual Ramifications Voting For Hillary?

I was asked if there are any spiritual ramifications in the upcoming election.  It just so happens that I just finished presenting an answer to the election equation on one of my forums. Let me copy it here:
It is my position that Trump has been raised up by the Laws, in order to provide choice to those who vote for Hillary. Not so much choice between Hillary and Trump -- but choice as to what kind of regime you choose to live in (see The Natural Laws As A Living Bio-Feedback Organism http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#LivingBioFeedback ).
There is no doubt that Trump has been raised up by the Laws (see The Laws Of Creation http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsOfCreation and The Laws That Control Our Lives http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsThatControlOurLives .  There is great tribulation on the horizon of the United States -- and this tribulation will come whether Hillary or Trump is elected president. The American people have long ago abandoned the Constitution (see http://ThomasPaineRedux.com ).  And Christians have long ago abandoned the Original Gospel teachings.  And it is this wholesale abandonment of First Principles that has placed us on the cusp of Tribulation and Upheaval.    
Trump is not politically correct -- and the Natural Laws have raised him up, because he will present all the corruption of Hillary to the people -- like no other Republican politician would have. Trump even revealed that Hillary was literally thrown off the Watergate Commission, because of her corruption -- which no other political opponent has raised.  But more important is the fact that Clinton is so corrupt, that to vote for her you choose to live under a corrupt regime. And Trump has been used by the Laws to make each person aware of this wholesale corruption prior to their casting their vote.  Which mesns that the Laws are using Donald Trump to make people accountable for their vote and choices.  And this is how people end up being born into places like Castro's Cuba, Stalin's Soviet Union, and Communist China. This election is as a trigger for choices that will come to pass in the future and the conditions they will be born into by virtue of the choices they have made. And no one but Trump would have laid the whole gamete of corruption on the table for everyone to be aware of when they make this choice.  From the perspective of the Laws, Trump is a catalyst that makes people responsible for their choice in the vote they have cast.
Trump was not a politician. He was the product of our over sexualized culture. The women who he was referencing in that leaked video, were groupies and wannabe starlets who used and promoted their sexuality for their own gain.  We live in a hyper-sexual culture where porn is piped into the home over cable TV.  Trump is a highly successful billionaire who indulged fully in all aspects of cultural life.  Which provokes the question: As a product of our sexualized culture, when you judge Trump for his lack of morality, you judge your own standards of morality -- i.e., he who is without sin, let him be the first to cast stones. But the important thing to remember was that Trump was not a politician -- he was not under oath to serve the people -- he was a Hollywood star -- and he lived the Hollywood lifestyle. In contradistinction, Hillary was under oath -- an elected official -- and she was immersed in corruption. So, if you vote for her, then you are stating that you don't mind living under a corrupt regime in the future. This is a prime example of why there is evil in the world.

For a more in-depth insight into the struggle of writing of the above article, see Simon Magus - Voting For Hillary
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/EbioniteNazireneIssues/conversations/messages/157 








Saturday, October 22, 2016

Revealed Deism vs Revealed Christianity

Without understanding what can be portrayed as the The Laws Of Creation http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsOfCreation
 and The Laws That Control Our Lives http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsThatControlOurLives , the seeker will remain perpetually lost and totally lacking in essential knowledge.  Thus, to address this profound ignorance of modern man and especially the modern American who is virtually clueless as to the Spiritual Foundation of our Constitutional Framework as set forth at http://ThomasPaineRedux.com , I will quote from the article on Revealed Deism on the American Crisis - Common Sense Blog (see http://americancrisiscommonsense.blogspot.com/2016/10/revealed-deism.html ):

Revealed Deism

This morning the following was posted across the FaceBook group The World Union Of Deists:
What have I learned since leaving the world of 'born again evangelical fundamentalist' christianity?
1. Dont build a belief based on mere hearsay.
2. Cliams made by Church leaders i.e divine healings, miracles etc. Should be tested on the grounds of Reason, evidence and observation to question to see are such cliams based on reality.
3. Not to be afraid to employ criticial thinking and free equiry to even the bible itself or even the existence of God.
4. Seek not to build ones life based on dogma as this leds to bigotry, sectarianism and intolerance.
5. Seek to devolop in ones self intregity, honestly, openess and respect this potential for character devolopment lies within you and always has.
6. Learn to devolop your own confidence, value your own dignity and worth in connection to fellow human beings.
7. Always seek to be inclusive, open minded to listen to other ideas other than your own so I can be thoughtful and humble to value other insights so I can draw inspiration to devolop as a human being so be tolerant of diversity.
8. Always seek ways to serve and not satisfy ego, be loving and patient with others, be considerate show compassion care and concern. Dont be a 'mere talker' but do something about it. Seek to make the world a better place for this world is our home. So learn to live in reality based on reason, experience and observation.


While some attribute the statement Lead, Follow, Or Get Out Of The Way to Thomas Paine, what is important is it meaning as personified in my below  reply to the above:

Quoting from http://ThomasPaineRedux.com : Thomas Paine was an enlightened visionary who saw and understood what Paul warned the Christian converts with respect to the limitations of their "natural" organic mind and thinking (see What Difference Does It Make @ http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#animal ). And in his positions found in his writings, Thomas Paine understood the nature of the problem that anchored the Christian world to a condition of profound ignorance. In that article entitled Of The Religion Of Deism Compared With The Christian Religion, Paine hit the nail on the head when he writes:
But the Church of Rome having set up its new religion, which it called Christianity, invented the creed which it named the Apostle's Creed... It then manufactured the allegories in the book of Genesis into fact, and the allegorical tree of life and the tree of knowledge into real trees, contrary to the belief of the first Christians, and for which there is not the least authority in any of the books of the New Testament; for in none of them is there any mention made of such place as the Garden of Eden, nor of anything that is said to have happened there. But the Church of Rome could not erect the person called Jesus into a Savior of the world without making the allegories in the book of Genesis into fact, though the New Testament, as before observed, gives no authority for it. All at once the allegorical tree of knowledge became, according to the Church, a real tree, the fruit of it real fruit, and the eating of it sinful. As priestcraft was always the enemy of knowledge, because priest-craft supports itself by keeping people in delusion and ignorance, it was consistent with its policy to make the acquisition of knowledge a real sin...
...Reason is the forbidden tree of priest-craft, and may serve to explain the allegory of the forbidden tree of knowledge, for we may reasonably suppose the allegory had some meaning and application at the time it was invented. It was the practice of the Eastern nations to convey their meaning by allegory, and relate it in the manner of fact. Jesus followed the same method, yet nobody ever supposed the allegory or parable of the rich man and Lazarus, the Prodigal Son, the ten Virgins, etc., were facts. Why then should the tree of knowledge, which is far more romantic in idea than the parables in the New Testament are, be supposed to be a real tree? The answer to this is, because the Church could not make its new-fangled system, which it called Christianity, hold together without it. To have made Christ to die on account of an allegorical tree would have been too barefaced a fable.

Unlike the modern Deist, Thomas Paine understood the allegorical nature of the scriptures -- and what he condemned was those who attempted to read the text literally as if they are historical accounts -- rather than accounts of the Mind of the seeker (see http://AnInconvenientTruth.org ). The Original Deists understood this reality, because their spiritual movement was an outgrowth of the Age of Enlightenment. And as such, they possessed the knowledge, wisdom and insight to lead faith-based Christians onto a higher path of spirituality. Before you can help others to find the Greater Truth, you have to first open the door to Truth within your own mind and being. Revealed Deism often uses the death of Giordanio Bruno as an example of Christian violence and ignorance (see http://ThomasPaineRedux.com#SpiritualReligion -- but unlike the modern Deist, Bruno understood the higher reality of the Soul (quoting): 
 
Throughout man's history the counterfeit religious leaders who acted in collusion with secular authorities perpetually hunted down the adherents of Spiritual Religion -- declaring them to be heretics. In the Middle Ages they held Inquisitions where the faith and belief of the people were tested -- and those who failed the test, were tortured and put to death. One such example is the case of Giordano Bruno who was a Christian priest, openly taught the reincarnation of the soul -- (quoting) "The soul is not the body and it may be in one body or in another, and pass from body to body" (see 30 Quotes On Reincarnation). And his position on the soul is further presented in the words: "The divine perfection of the individual soul is the aim of all progression" (Giordano Bruno quoted in Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery; Cranston/Head, editors). Thus, on the higher reality of the soul Bruno wrote: "Within every man there is a soul-flame, kindled at the sun of thought, which lends us wings whereby we may approach the sun of knowledge." Further stating that: "This principle in man moves and governs the body, is superior to the body, and cannot be constrained by it." It is Spirit, the Real Self, "in which, from which and through which are formed the different bodies, which have to pass through different kinds of existences, names and destinies." Giordano Bruno taught that the Law of Reincarnation is indissolubly connected with its twin doctrine of Karma, or "High Justice" -- stating that "Every act performed brings its appropriate reward or punishment in another life. In proportion as the soul has conducted itself in a body, it determines for itself its transition into another body." In his Spaccio de la Bestia Trionfante, which was published in 1584, Bruno described the condition of a soul who had misused its opportunities on earth, saying that such a soul would be "relegated back to another body, and should not expect to be entrusted with the government and administration of a better dwelling if it had conducted itself badly in the conduct of a previous one." Thus explaining that there are certain individuals whose "soul-flame" has burned more brightly with each succeeding incarnation, leading them by gradual stages to perfection. "These speak and act not as mere instruments of the divine, but rather as self-creative artists and heroes. The former have the divine spirit; the latter are divine spirits." With respect to the existence and reality of the Inner Teacher that exists within the self of every person, Bruno wrote that: "The Divine Light is always in man, presenting itself to the senses and to the comprehension, but man rejects it" (quoted in Life and Teachings of Giordano Bruno : Philosopher, Martyr, Mystic 1548 - 1600 (1913) by Coulson Turnbull). Perhaps it the genuine Deists was to convey to the Christians they condemn the spiritual meaning of the allegorical scriptures they embrace, only then could mankind prevail over the abject ignorance that enslaves him.

When the Roman Emperors who ruled over the Church beginning in the fourth century outlawed and suppressed the teaching on the pre-existant Soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes (see http://ChristianReincarnation.org ) -- creating the revealed Jesus-god of the Church -- the Key to Christianity and understanding the allegorical scriptures (see http://AnInconvenientTruth.org ) was thrown away.  And as Thomas Paine states in the above, because they take as fact what was presented allegorically, they remain spiritually impotent and disenfranchised.

What was the pre-Nicene portrayal of the scriptures which Thomas Paine makes note of in the above?  On the literal interpretation of the allegorical Genesis the Church Father Origen wrote:  “What man of sense will agree with the statement that the first, second and third days in which the evening is named and the morning, were without sun, moon and stars, and the first day without a heaven. What man is found such an idiot as to suppose that God planted trees in paradise in Eden, like a husbandman, and planted therein the tree of life, perceptible to the eyes and senses, which gave life to the eater thereof; and another tree which gave to the eater thereof a knowledge of good and evil? I believe that every man must hold these things for images, under which the hidden sense lies concealed” (Origen - Huet., Prigeniana, 167 Franck, p. 142).
When the Church Father Origen presented the difference between the spiritual meaning of the Resurrection and the literal allegorical portrayal in the Gospels, he explained that the literal interpretation was“preached in the Churches… for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief”  (see Origen Contra Celsum).    So why was it preached at all?  Because these allegorical symbols were all that the mind of organic man could comprehend (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature  http://SoulSelf.org#AnimalNature .  And the allegories set forth in the scriptures were necessary catalysts in the process of transforming and maturing the mind of organic man who could not comprehend his own higher Soul-Reality ( http://SoulSelf.org )  But it was also Augustine who understood the absolute necessity of the scriptural allegorical symbols, and wrote that: “He is a slave to a sign who uses or worships a significant thing without knowing what it signifies.   But he who uses or venerates a useful sign divinely instituted whose signifying force he understands does not venerate what he sees and what passes away but rather that to which all such things are to be referred.  Such a man is spiritual and free, even during that time of servitude in which it is not yet opportune to reveal to carnal minds those signs under whose yoke they are to be tamed” (De Doctrina Christiana).   

In coming to terms with what Augustine is stating, it is of ultra importance to understand that Augustine portrayed the carnal interpretations of these allegorical symbols which is the folly of both the Fundamentalist believer, as well as the Fundamentalist unbeliever, as the death of the soul, as seen in the words of Augustine: “What the apostle says pertains to this problem: 'For the letter killeth, but the spirit quickeneth', that is, when that which is said figuratively is taken as though it were literal, it is understood carnally. Nor can anything more appropriately be called the death of the soul than that condition in which the thing which distinguishes us from beasts, which is the understanding, is subjected to the flesh in the pursuit of the letter. He who follows the letter takes figurative expressions as though they were literal and does not refer the things signified to anything else” (De Doctrina Christiana). Perhaps even more important is the fact that since the allegorical language of the scriptures is in fact the same language that when properly understood, all of the physical world is written in, then this warning applies to the scientific and scholastic worlds, as much as it does to the religious world -- i.e., "...Nor can anything more appropriately be called the death of the soul than that condition in which the thing which distinguishes us from beasts, which is the understanding, is subjected to the flesh in the pursuit of the letter." 
Modern Deism can best be portrayed as Revealed-Deism, because the Deists today are no longer the product of the Age of Enlightenment in the manner of Giordanio Bruno -- and therefore they no longer understand that what they see when they look out at Nature is comparable to the fundamentalist literal perception of the scriptures.  And this very limited perception and understanding is explored in great depth, in that article that portrays the reality of man as the prodigal son at http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org .  And when rightly understood, modern science has already proven the Mystics who authored the scriptures correct (see Science Proves Religion http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#ScienceProves  ).  But from the perspective of what can be called Revealed Deism -- i.e., those who see only the physical forms of Nature without perceiving and understanding the underlying unseen Source -- most modern Deists are merely a different variety of Fundamentalist.  And -- as modern science has already confirmed and proven -- those who see only the (physical) images are little more than human beasts that walk in the form of man (see Entering The Kingdom Of Man http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#EnteringTheKingdomOfMan ), because they have in their prevailing blind ignorance "...subjected [their Reasoning] to the flesh in the pursuit of the letter." 

The Fundamentalist-Deist who tells the Fundamentalist-Christian to look only upon the images of physical nature as the source of reality, is as blind as the Fundamentalist-Christian he condemns.  The scriptures are allegorical, because they are a text-book for the necessary levels of development to escape the limitations of this world which Paine correctly portrays above as an allegorical reality in which mankind is immersed, and must escape.   There was an important reason why the authors of the scriptures wrote their sacred writing in an allegorical language of the Soul ( http://AnInconvenientTruth.org ), and not to understand the reasoning behind the use of allegory -- or the fact that myth is not the same as allegory -- or, in this case, what modern physicists portray as the "blemish" within the unseen Ætheric Field that is the true Source of what see is very much  "...the death of the soul than that condition in which the thing which distinguishes us from beasts, which is the understanding, is subjected to the flesh in the pursuit of the letter." .  When Revealed Deism portrays what modern physicists portray as the "blemish" as the whole reality of this world -- totally ignoring the Source of what is projected into the images of what we perceive with our physical senses -- then they are no different than the Fundamentalist Christians they condemn. 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Labyrinth Of Laws and the Outer Darkness Of Mind And Being

This world is God's Schoolhouse -- the curriculum of each of our lives is laid out as a syllabus that is followed in accord with the choices we make within the curriculum.  Quoting from The Prison http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#ThePrison : The Church Father Origen who was known as"the prince of Christian learning" in the third century, second only to the Apostles, writes that "...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" (seePredestination @  http://ChristianReincarnation.org#predestination ).  Why?   Why is the conditions of one's birth not be deemed an accident?   Because there are no accidents as the Atheist and Secular Humanist mindset promotes.    Origen then goes on and writes with respect to each person's station in life "...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 [person] 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, as stated in the foregoing, each person's birth into this life is determined by that person's own past actions -- i.e., "...either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor".   Or, as stated by the Apostle Paul: "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV).   And this same exact message is being presented to every person today, in our own time, in the very life that they are presently living.    When the Labyrinth of the Laws that directs our paths throughout life presents us with choices, it is at this point only, where we are able to exercise freewill and choice. 

The key word here is that the Laws which mold our life is very much as a Labyrinth that either holds us in a Loop until we learn certain lessons -- or based upon the choices we make, leads us onto a higher path through the Labyrinth of Laws that are designed to evolve us -- both mentally and spiritually. In the same way that a teacher takes us one step at a time onto a higher educational level, the Labyrinth of Laws that direct our life -- Laws we constantly interact with -- insure that we have built upon the proper foundation that enables us to walk the higher paths of mental and spiritual achievement.   And this Labyrinth of the Laws is presented in the subheading The Living Bio-Feedback Organismhttp://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#LivingBioFeedback -- wherein I present the reality that the Laws of Creation intimately react to our thoughts, actions, desires and deeds.  And when Jesus told the person he had healed: "...sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" (John 5:14 KJV) -- he was making reference to The Laws that immerse each of us in our own personal Labyrinth that is molded by our previous actions, and has orchestrated the path and the choices of our destiny.  In the words of Paul: "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows”(Gal 6:7 NIV).   And this same exact message is being presented to every person today, in our own time, in the very life that they are presently living.    When the Labyrinth of the Laws that directs our paths throughout life presents us with choices, it is at this point only, where we are able to exercise freewill and choice.      

Most people make virtually no progress in any given life, because they get stuck in mental-loops based upon the cultural thinking of this world.  Quoting from This World As A Mental Womb http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#MentalWomb : If what Paul and the other Gospel Authors stated is true, and there exist higher realities and dimensions of being that are totally inconceivable to the mind of the undeveloped faith-based believer (see Animal-Soul http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#animal ) -- and by virtue of the immaturity of the faith-based believers brought about by an embryonic condition of mind which Paul portrayed as the "natural" mind of man -- and the limitations of this embryonic condition of mind even inhibited Jesus from conveying the true meaning of the scriptures, and the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom to all but his inner core of disciples (see In The House http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#InTheHouse ) -- which means that the biblical authors were therefore powerless to explain in any detail and depth many of the most important Gospel teachings and concepts in the literal text of the New Testament -- then the spiritually mature author's of the scriptures who were themselves enlightened to these higher realities, remained virtually powerless to do anything more than to provide the people with a list of do's and don'ts -- so that the faith-based believers will be in a position where they will be better able to evolve to a mature understanding and comprehension of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay.   To totally ignore these do's and don'ts, without knowing the consequence of one's choices and actions, is paramount to walking out onto a freeway blindfolded.   The fact that the modern Christian dogmatically believes that it is not necessary to observe and put into practice these do's and don'ts, has brought about a condition of abject spiritual ignorance -- and in their walking what Jesus portrayed as the "broad-way", their own self-destruction.    

In order to evolve the mind and spiritually advance, you must choose those paths created by the Labyrinth of the Laws that are in accord with the do's and don'ts laid out in the Gospels.  Quoting from http://Sacraments.Nazirene.org : 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."  

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. 

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

The most popular and accepted scripture over the first three centuries was the Shepherd of Hermas (see http://nazirene.org/shepherd_of_hermas.htm ), 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."

Each person is moving through life following pathways that can be portrayed as a Labyrinth of Laws that has been set out to guide each person to their highest destiny in any given life.  In accord with your present condition and level of spiritual achievement, each of us confronts a series of do's and don'ts that permit us to walk a higher path of the Labyrinth that the Laws have immersed us in the divine syllabus and curriculum  of the life we are living -- and, as stated by the Church Father Origen, each person's curriculum is based upon our Souls previous accomplishments.  Each of us interacts with the Laws at every interval of choice that we make.  In the above example of Baptism as the required Wedding Garment, if we defile the Garment, then the Laws that monitor our movement close off those paths that would lead us to the Higher Paths of the Labyrinth.  If in our choices we fail to follow the do's and don'ts set forth in the Gospels, then the Laws that monitor our progress close off those higher paths.  Again, when Jesus said to the person he had healed  "...sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" (John 5:14 KJV), he was making reference to The Laws that immerse each of us in our own personal Labyrinth that is molded by our previous actions, and has orchestrated the paths and the choices of our destiny.  And when Jesus stated to the Jews that he who is without sin, let him cast the first stone, he also said to the women: "Go and sin no more.”   Why?  Because in not following and adhering to the Gospel do's and don'ts, the Labyrinth of Laws will close off those paths of life that lead the person into their Higher Destiny. 

We can't build upon a flawed foundation.  When Paul states that organic "natural" man is of an "animal-soul" level of consciousness that is incapable to comprehending his own higher Soul-Reality, the mind must be matured and evolved in order to bring about the next stage of birth and enter the Kingdom of Man.  Quoting from Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature  http://SoulSelf.org#AnimalNature :  When Jesus said that his disciples were his brothers -- and that they "...will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father" (John 14:12) -- what he was making reference to was not a faith-based believer who was the equivalent of a spiritual-fetus or infant -- but rather, those who had evolved through the stages of subsequent birth and had fully entered the Kingdom of Man.   Which raises the question: Are all people part of the Kingdom of Man who have yet to achieve the necessary maturity and subsequent stage of birth that is merely the potential of the life he is presently living?   And if the potential is not achieved, then how are those people who failed to achieve the potential of the life they are presently living defined? 

The congregations of modern believers dwell in abject spiritual ignorance, because they fail to embrace the do's and don'ts of the Gospel teachings -- they either believe that as Christians they have a dispensation by virtue of their belief in the Jesus-god of Constantine (seehttp://TheTenWords.com ); or they bases their choices on the cultural mindset -- and because they tarnish the Wedding Garment, the Labyrinth of Laws has closed off the higher paths that would lead them to spiritual maturity and birth.  In vain they read the scriptures while remaining at an"animal-soul" level of consciousness, failing to abide by and embrace the do's and don'ts set forth in the Gospel teachings.   In the teachings on TheCall to the Wedding Feast, those who fail to put on the required Wedding Garment of Spiritual Purity, are cast into the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org ) -- stating of those who failed to put on the Wedding Garment: "'Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'  For many are called, but few are chosen".  .So, for the modern congregations to maintain that by virtue of their belief in the Jesus-god of Constantine, that they have a dispensation from the consequences of their sins and are not required to abide by the do's and don'ts of the Gospels, are themselves blinded by the binding of the "outer darkness" of mind and being.   If they truly believed in the Gospel, then they would abide by its Commandments and Teachings.