In Reply To: Sexual Violence And The Church - The Folly Of Sojourners Mag.
Jim Wallis and Sojourners have begun a campaign to bring about an end to what they portray as the Sexual Violence And The Church -- which violence they attribute to Masculine Christianity. But what is the cause of violence -- sexual and otherwise? If violence is a spiritual and mental disease that plagues mankind, can man's condition of violence be cured, without first understanding the cause of the disease?
While wisdom and spiritual knowledge can save the soul, when man's religious leaders are blind and totally deficient in knowledge and understanding, such misguided well-meaning men will lead you into the abyss of even greater suffering an despair. And when rightly understood, this same plight of mankind can be expressed in the wisdom that those who fail to learn the lessons of man's past, are doomed to repeat them -- over, and over, and over again. Why? Because in the original teachings of Jesus, an understanding of the Natural Laws was laid down with respect to the cycles of life -- Natural Laws that controlled all events and occurrences in life -- and it was recognized that the same souls are returned back to life to confront their own past. From the perspective of pop-culture, this can be portrayed in the words: What goes around, comes around -- or, from life to life one's own chickens come home to roost -- which can be expressed in the biblical reality: "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV).
The disciples asked Jesus about the man who was born blind whether his blindness was caused by his own previous sin, or the sin of his parents (see Biblically Based Mindset). In their ignorance of the Natural Laws, Sojourners takes the position that a man's actions in the matter of sin, should not come back upon him. When Jesus healed the man he warned: "Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" (John 5:14 KJV). Which causes us to ask: What force of the Laws would bring a worse condition upon us, if we sin again after being healed? If it is true that we create the conditions of our life by virtue of our own actions -- and the conditions of our life is intended to be a corrective force of healing which invokes a change in behavior -- then shouldn't we learn about the relationship of sin as the causal factor in the conditions of the life that we are living?
Jim Wallis and the people at Sojourners do not understand this fact of life. In their profound ignorance of the Natural Law, they assert that it is not right for a man or woman to reap what they have themselves sown -- i.e., to inherit the fruit of their own ways. And if we inquire as to why Jim Wallis and the people at Sojourners are ignorant of the Laws of God? It is because the Church itself is founded upon what can best be portrayed as The Religion Of Roman Emperors. Which is based upon a man-made dogmatic foundation that is totally adverse and in conflict with the original Biblically Based Mindset. What this means is that the modern Church has totally nullified the original Gospel teachings by promulgating man-made doctrines which promote violence and spiritual disenfranchisement. And what we observe in the world is the effects of the spiritual disease which has totally undermined the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay.
The Ten Words, the wishful thinking of Sojourners is very much within the scope of what is called The Tinkerbell Effect. Which is defined as something that "...you think or believe that something is true or will happen, strictly on the basis that you wish it were true or will happen." While Sojourners and those who wish for world-peace and tranquility to come upon mankind, without a knowledge of the causal factors and the Natural Laws which control all events and encounters of man in this world, the wishful thinking of Sojourners is little more than just another example of blind faith in The Tinkerbell Effect. And perhaps the key to bringing about change, is in the words of Mahatma Gandhi who correctly stated that change can only be brought about when those who desire change become "...the change they want to see in the world"! Which means that if Jim Wallis and Sojourners truly want to see change in the world with respect to violence against not only women -- but against all people -- then Sojourners must begin by leading the believers along the path of returning to Gospel First Principles.
Sexual Violence And The Church. And while I totally agree with Sojourners position that all violence against all our brothers and sisters worldwide should cease, without understanding the cause of human violence -- the naive good intentions of Sojourners will bring about the same results as the Just Say No campaign in the War On Drugs. Without understanding the causal factors, not only can no progress be made, but often one's efforts make the original objective even worse. And if Jim Wallis and his people at Sojourners had even an ounce of insight into the causal factors of the systemic violence as being driven the the Natural Laws of Creation -- and if Sojourners possessed a degree of spiritual knowledge with respect to the Original Gospel teachings of Jesus and TheWay -- only then could Sojourners vision of man overcoming the forces of violence that immerses our culture and much of this world in abject moral depravity and indifference, could man even begin to overcome the malady of perpetual suffering and despair.
When rightly understood, the only possible way to end man's legacy of violence, would require the suspension and nullification of God's Laws that were put into effect at the Alpha of Creation. And while this may sound rather bazaar to the people at Sojourners, there is an important reason for what man portrays as evil in the world -- i.e., to put it in another way: Evil has a higher purpose. But to even begin to understand the causal factors of evil and violence, the intelligent Christian would first have to abandon the dogmatic limitations of The Religion Of Roman Emperors, and begin to restore the essence of Truth within the foundations of the Church. When rightly understood, what man sees as evil is the effect of a spiritual disease -- a disease that has been perpetuated through the ignorance of the Natural Laws which control all events in this world. And this state of abject spiritual ignorance that promotes what man calls evil, begins with man's ignorance with respect to man's own Conditions Of Birth! Not until this world is understood as a Living Bio-Feedback Organism where each individual person is confronted with the actions of their own past -- i.e., "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV) -- as expressed in the words of the early Church Father Origen where he stated that “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis) -- can mankind even begin to prevail over the evil and violence that has immersed him in times of great suffering throughout his long history upon the earth, without first understanding the purpose of evil?
Each man and woman is in fact the lost prodigal son and daughter of Creator-God. And when mankind ventured into this world that is portrayed as the Far Country, there were a series of Natural Laws which were put into effect that would not only bring about man's return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination (see GateOfEden.com), but these Laws were intended to drive fallen man to the required state of Wholeness and Perfection (see The Laws That Perfect Mankind) that would enable his Spiritual Restoration and Return to his Source of Being. But these important teachings became suppressed and even outlawed, by The Religion Of Roman Emperors. Which means that the wishful (Tinkerbell) thinking of Sojourners can't become a reality in the life and existence of mankind, until the Church first returns to the Original teachings and spiritual objectives of the Gospel. Quoting from The Fourth Fatal Mistake of the Church's rejection of the Key Of Knowledge:
With the corrupting of the biblical texts and the hunting down of the Spiritual Christians as heretics because they refused to adhere to the dogma of Pagan Rome, the 4th century Church of Constantine put to death the Spirit of the Church (see The Corruption Of The Church). Yet, it's Spiritual Castration which totally alienated all generations of future Christian believers from comprehending even what was left of a corrupted and spiritually sanitized New Testament (see Bible Corruption), was implemented in the 6th century. As an example of how the Christian world was literally forced to adhere to the dogma of the emperors, when the doctrine of the pre-existent soul was outlawed by the Emperor Justinian, the Britannica confirms that the emperor then forced his will upon the Church when he "...banished the pope to Egypt , and afterwards to an island, until he accepted the Council, which he ultimately did" (see http://Ebionite.com/reincarnation.htm ). After relenting to the will of the emperor, and finely accepting the decree of the emperor after seven months of imprisonment, it is reported that the pope met with an untimely death before he could even return to the Vatican.
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