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Monday, November 13, 2017

The Unknown Truth About The Gospels




The greatest error of the Gentile-Church which portrayed itself as Orthodox, was made when they attached their religion to the Old Testament of the Jews -- portraying the Jews as the forerunner of the Church.  Why did the Church do this?   To provide the Church with a false and counterfeit facade of authenticity -- but what is known as Replacement Theology has been one of the primary causes of the demise of Christianity.   The Gospel account of Jesus portrays the Jews as the offspring of the Devil -- i.e., "Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it" (John 8:43-44 NKJ).  The Chosen People are representative of Spiritual Israel -- where as the Jews as personified in the Pharisees and Sadducees were representative of counterfeit Israel -- i.e., the offspring of the Devil.   The authors of the Gospels were representative of Spiritual Israel, who were the people of the New Covenant.  The Jews were the carnal impostors who were shackled by the Old Covenant and the literal Law of Moses.   When the Gospel account of Jesus spoke of fulfilling the tenets of the Old Testament, he was referring to the fact that the Old Testament is an allegorical portrayal of the Laws that must be fulfilled within the seeker/disciples own mind and being in order for the lost prodigal sons to be restored to the Edenic Kingdom of origination.  All reference to a coming Anointed One (Messiah/Christ), portray the Anointing of the Mind of the Seeker/Disciple who fulfills the (allegorical) Law within themselves.  Where the Jews as counterfeit Israel sacrificed animals in the temple of this world made with the hands of man, Spiritual Israel transforms the body and mind into the Living Temple that enables the seeker/disciple to be taught directly by the Indwelling Logos (see The Gospels And The PreExistent Soul That Evolves To Perfection In Many Lifetimes ).  All the references to the building of the temple and the sacrifice of animals, is an allegorical portrayal of what must be accomplished within the body and mind of the Disciple of TheWay.  And only when the necessary Wholeness embodied in the term Spiritual Israel is brought about through the fulfillment of the Royal Law within you, can the Kingdom come within the mind and body of the Disciple of TheWay.   And this is why the Gospel account of Jesus stated: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17).  
 The True (Unknown) Nature And Reality Of The Scriptures: If you had an original copy of the Gospels, you could use them as a catalyst to achieve an Enlightened and Anointed State of Mind -- prevailing over self, mentally and spiritually evolving to your full potential, and overcoming the division between you and your Heavenly Father.  If you had an original copy of the Gospels and used them as the authors intended them to be used, at this moment as the prodigal son/daughter, you could have been Restored to the Edenic Kingdom -- and having overcome even death, you would dwell with your elder brother Jesus -- who, as the first of the prodigal sons to fulfill the Royal Law within himself, completed the Journey in TheWay before you. 
Critics claim that the Gospels are poorly written -- Gospels contradict other Gospels -- that they contain countless inconsistencies and discordances -- that they plagiarized other religions -- and that they totally lack continuity with the Old Testament.  Yet, these same critics fail to understand that the alleged inconsistencies, discordances and conflicts in the biblical texts were intentionally inserted for an ultra-important reason that both the modern Christians and the critics fail to understand.  Further, the removal and editing of these alleged discordances, inconsistencies and supposed conflicts in the scriptures by the scribes and translators, has directly inhibited the Gospels from fulfilling their intended core purpose as the text-book for the lost prodigal sons/daughters to return and be restored to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination that each person had previously abandoned.  The great looming fact is that the scriptures are not historical accounts -- their authors never intended them to be historical accounts -- and when used in this manner, they are rendered virtually worthless with respect to their original purpose and objectives.  Moreover, the acceptance of the Old Testament as the forerunner to the Gospels, the promotion of the Jews as the chosen people, and the adoption of Replacement Theology, has alienated the Church from its True Source, and has caused the spiritual disenfranchisement of Christianity.   The term Old Testament is a deception, because the Gospels are not -- and were never intended to be -- a replacement for the scriptures of the Jews.  Why?  Because the Gospels in their original form, better reflect the Source than does both Judaism and the Torah.  The Jews were not -- and are not -- the chosen people of God -- and other than the fulfillment of the allegorical spiritual meaning of the Old Testament in ways that are not at all understood, the Gospels have nothing in common with the Old Testament.  Ignorance of the true meaning and purpose of the Gospels, has totally destroyed the Christian path into the Kingdom -- a path that only can be walked while the person is still alive in the physical body.   But the good side is seen in the fact that if you are a sincere seeker -- whether Jewish, Christian or Muslim -- after you understand the true spiritual value and reality of the Original Gospels, I will reveal to you how to get possession of a copy of the Original Gospels.   Why is this important?   Because these sacred writings contain invaluable essential wisdom and knowledge that is not available anywhere else in this world.  

The above is an excerpt from http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com .   As the prodigal sons and daughters, your Heavenly Father desires your return to the Edenic Kingdom that you abandoned to travel into this, the Far Country.  The Original Gospels were written in order to enable you to travail in TheWay, and return to the Kingdom while you are still physically alive in the body.  In the article (Original Gospel) I reveal to the reader how to acquire an original copy of the Gospels -- how it must be used as the Key of Knowledge that has the power to transform the mind and enable you to be Anointed by the Holy Spirit -- and why the Church has been inhibiting you from possessing the Authentic Gospels. 

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Science Proves Spirituality

For years as a Mystic, I have been writing that the mind is in the Ætheric Field that surrounds the Body and works through the Brain and other Mental Spheres of the body (see http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org ). I have demonstrated that this is the means by which a person's mind survives physical death when it is released from the body -- how a person has a Near Death Experience and finds themselves outside the body -- how a person has an Out Of Body Experience and consciously exits the body -- and how the consciousness of the spiritual seeker and mystic can enter within the mind and enter the Inner Kingdom. In fact, in all my writings I state that I have been able to draw upon my Soul's past life as the Brother of Jesus for the first-hand facts as an actual witness in the first century that I have extensively written about. And how I have journeyed into the Kingdom to be taught by both my Higher Soul-Self (see http://SoulSelf.org ) and the Indwelling Logos/Son of God. And throughout all my writings I have warned the Christian world that modern faith-based Christianity has virtually nothing in common with the original Gospel teachings (see The Original Teachings Have Nothing In Common With Church Dogma http://TheCall.Nazirene.org#OriginalTeachings ). Further, I have proven that the religious authorities who Christians have listening and adhering to, are virtually clueless as to the real facts of the first century Gospel environment ( http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com ). And while the adherents of the fossilized pseudo-science of man's recent past has rejected all that I have written because they base their thinking on a Darwinian modern of consciousness where the physical brain is the mind, modern physics which is light-years ahead of the pseudo-science of the past, has just proven what I have been writing for the past 40 years to be correct. The mind is in the Ætheric Field that surrounds the body and works though the Mental Spheres while body maintains physical life -- and is released from this bodily connection at physical death. Further, the primary purpose of the Original Gospel Teachings is to enable the seeker/disciple to enter the Inner Kingdom. And modern science has now proven what I write to be correct.
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Friday, October 20, 2017

Are Christians Greater Sinners Than The Unbelievers?

Are Christians Greater Sinners Than The Unbelievers?  I recently received a letter from a concerned Christian who had relatives who were ardent readers of the Ebionite Nazirene Restoration articles (see Master Index).   To this person I wrote:

I am truly glad to hear that you have a number of family members who are devoted seekers of higher spiritual truth -- and have used my writings in their endeavor to find the Truth.  With respect to the Gospel of Thomas, the Homilies of Clement, the Shepherd of Hermas and the Epistle of Barnabas, these are representative of the earliest wrings of the first-century Church.  In view of the fact that the Shepherd of Hermas was the most popular and used scripture over the first three centuries -- and is contained in the oldest complete Bible we have -- do you really think it was removed from the canonical Gospels because God changed His Mind?  I don't think so.  (see http://nazirene.org/shepherd_of_hermas.htm ).  Of Hermas it has been stated  "In Hermas' dialogue with the Shepherd, among the many instructions that are given to him, the issue of post-baptismal sin is discussed. It is revealed to Hermas that anyone who sins after baptism is given the opportunity to repent only once. Any sin that is committed afterwards is viewed extremely dismally and the implication is given that such an individual will no longer be able to obtain forgiveness. Various interpretations have been applied to this doctrine of penance for post- baptismal sins. For example, it is possible to view Hermas as one who is compromising the area of Christian repentance, one who acts as a reformer and exhorts the Church to holy living, or even one who is of such intense eschatological anticipation that he believes there will be no possibility of further repentance." But is this any different than the statement of Paul that "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).   
 
And when it is pointed out that the Apostle Peter warns that the fate of those who believe otherwise -- i.e., the followers of pseudo-shepherds who attempt to portray Jesus as a pagan mojo that enables the believer to continue to sin after escaping the corruptions of this world -- that their fate is such that "...they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning" (see Worse Off Than The Unbelievers).    With Peter concluding with respect to their fate: "It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them."   But the modern Christian has been so disenfranchised from the original Gospel teachings, that they have been rendered spiritually impotent -- to the degree that it is impossible for them to even come to terms with the teaching that the fate of the unbelievers is better than those who have come to the knowledge of the Gospel, and continued to sin. 

Actually, I don't need any of these writings -- and I use them only to demonstrate the earliest teachings that were suppressed by the Church of Constantine.  In the first century, my Soul was there -- as my Soul was in every subsequent century spanning the last 2000 years.   Therefore, I witnessed the corruption and the formation of the Faux-Church -- the teachings of which, you follow.  In this life I have journeyed into what you would call the Kingdom -- spoken with the Soul you worship about what I should and should not write -- and much of what I write is directly from Spirit.  

One of the things I was told to point out is the fact that anyone -- including yourself -- can use any and every version of the Gospels -- and prove that they have been corrupted, and that one of the most important teachings was removed.  So, you can take this fact as a test for you and all the people you know, that you will be confronted with when you pass from this life.  And what I make reference to is the removal of the verses on the Children which you can find at The Removal Of The Children http://BrotherOfYeshua.com/children.htm .

With the corruption of the Gospels in the fourth century in their endeavor to recreate Jesus as God incarnate, the very words reportedly spoken by God to mankind when he said of the man Jesus:  "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee" (see The Ebionite Nazirene Witness http://TheTenWords.com#Ebionite ).   And with respect to the other citations which support this original Gospel statement, The Adam Clark Commentary with regard to the passage at Hebrews 1:5 states: “This most important use of this saying has passed unnoticed by almost every Christian writer which I have seen; and yet it lies here at the foundation of all the apostle's proofs. If Jesus was not thus the Son of God, the whole Christian system is vain and baseless". If the original Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus who walked and talked with him daily -- and were taught directly by Jesus were correct as presented in these Words of God -- then truly the beliefs you hold and cling to are "...vain and baseless".  

Since you claim to be a knowledgeable student of the Gospels, you should therefore celebrate that you can now find an explanation of the proper application of the scriptures from an Original Author at http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com ).   And if you goto the subheading  [You] Can I Get An Original Pure Copy Of The Scriptures http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#PureCopyOfScriptures , I convey to you how you can get an Original Gospel in its Original Language so that you will have access to the Pure Truth.  And for your edification I open this article with the statement: If you had an original copy of the Gospels, you could use them as a catalyst to achieve an Enlightened and Anointed State of Mind -- prevailing over self, and overcoming the division between you and your Heavenly Father.  If you had an original copy of the Gospels and used them as the authors intended them to be used, at this moment you could have been Restored to the Edenic Kingdom -- and having overcome even death, you would dwell with your elder brother Jesus.  And if you are a sincere seeker -- whether Jewish, Christian or Muslim -- after you understand the true spiritual value and reality of the Original Gospels, I will tell you how to get possession of a copy of the Original Gospels.

What the above means is that when you pass from this life you will have no excuse for not knowing the Truth of all Truths.  And it was conveyed to me that with this restoral of the Original Teachings, I should convey to people such as yourself the words: "If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin" (John 15:22 NKJ).  What this means is that the Christian world no longer has an excuse for promoting the dogma of pagan Rome, while ignoring the Original Gospel Teachings.  







Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Linear vs Intuitive Development Of The Mind

Linear vs Intuitive Development Of The Mind (see  http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org#LinearVsIntuitive ).


From the perspective of the development of mind as patterned in the Tree of Life, the mind and consciousness of mankind is limited by the interaction of the Male-Linear and Feminine-Intuitive Spheres of Mind -- which have the potential to bring together the paradoxical opposes of the higher spiritual and lower earthly Centers of Mind and Being -- merging the Four Trinities that make up the mind in the Center were the next stage of birth is initiated.   And when this interaction of male/female is understood, only then can we begin to understand woman as the "help-meet" and primary savior of man (see Woman As Man's Help-Meet And Savior ).   And where the scriptures reject sexual immorality -- including Jesus who condemned adultery (see Sexual Immorality ), is because sexual interaction between a husband and wife in a Divine Union has the capacity to initiate the development of mind through the process of deepening and expanding man's consciousness beyond the  Animal-Soul Level Of Consciousness).    Which provokes the question: While male and female unions are as common as man and woman, why don't these unions initiate the next stage of birth which the mystics make reference to?   Because the union must not be limited to the physical -- but rather, the dynamic interaction of mind and spirit in a state of absolute harmony that is able to raise the two up to a higher level of being.   Thus, together the husband and wife must seek to Know Self -- i.e., their true self -- while seeking Truth and the Inner Kingdom.   Why?   The answer is rather simple -- quoting from the subheading The Intuitive Mind Vs The Linear-Rational: In the introduction to the book Secrets of Mary Magdalene, Prof. Elain Pagels writes and quotes the Gospel of Philip: Simultaneously, the Gospel of Philip celebrates Mary Magdalene as manifesting the divine spirit, which this gospel calls the “virgin who came down” from heaven. When Christians spoke of Jesus “born from a virgin,” this author agrees—but refuses to take it literally. So some people, he says, take this literally to mean that Jesus’ mother became pregnant apart from any man, apart from sexual intercourse. But this, he says, is the “faith of fools” who fail to comprehend spiritual matters (although, as we note, it can be seen in the birth narratives offered in the New Testament gospels of Matthew and Luke). Instead, continues the Gospel of Philip, Jesus was born physically, just as all humans, as the son of biological parents. The difference, says the author of this gospel, that he was also “born again” in baptism--born spiritually to become the son of the Father above, and of the heavenly Mother, the Holy Spirit.   That one of the primary objectives of this life which we are presently living is to bring about and achieve the next stage of birth -- a non-physical birth which is allegorically portrayed as a Virgin Birth -- should be of primary importance to all people.    In the same way that Peter as representing the (male) linear-rational spheres of mind states of the intuitive visions and wisdom of Mary Magdalene:  "...These are certainly strange ideas", it is a fact that it is the lopsided development of what Einstein portrayed as the linear-rational servant that inhibits the development of the intuitive-gift -- i.e., as seen in Einstein's statement that “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”     Without the balanced development of the intuitive spheres of mind, the linear-rational spheres which only senses outwardly, arrives at a point where it becomes what can be portrayed as flat-lined -- which in turn inhibits the further development of the linear rational servant from itself maturing beyond organic limitations.  
An interesting statement was made by Niels Bohr, the renowned physicist who once responded to his son's complaints about the obtuse nature of certain concepts in physics by saying (Quoted from The Monroe Institute Of Applied Sciences): "'You are not thinking, you are merely being logical.' The physics of altered human consciousness deals with some conceptualizations that are not easily grasped or visualized exclusively in the context of ordinary 'left brain' linear thinking. So, to borrow Dr. Bohr's mode of expression, parts of this paper will require not only logic but a touch of right brain intuitive insight to achieve a complete comfortable grasp of the concepts involved. Nevertheless, once that is done, I am confident that their construction and application will stand up to the test of rational critique."   And herein lies the great obstacle to human development that linear-intellectuals don't at all understand -- i.e., the reality that the linear programming of the mind which is the agenda of our educational systems -- including the reading of books and traditional study -- only serves to inhibit the development of the intuitive spheres of mind -- and it is the lack of balance between the inward looking intuitive and the outward looking linear-rational that inhibits the development of the mind beyond a certain very shallow organic physical level of maturity (see Animal-Soul Consciousness).    Further, what we are presented with are a number of paradoxes that have confronted man since he first stepped foot on the earth.   Thus, these proverbial questions must be confronted: Is the mind of a child empty?   Or, does a great source of knowledge already exist within the mind of the child that must be tapped into?   Do you instruct a child through rote programming in the manner of our educational systems today?   Or do you guide the child into an environment of self-discovery? Contrary to the popular misuse of the scriptures which are not at all historical accounts -- but rather allegorical accounts of mind and consciousness that employ symbols and catalysts to connect the person we are in this world with our Inner Knowing Self using the process of Anamnesis -- i.e., The Innate Knowledge Of The Truth Of All Truths:  Yet, our spiritually disenfranchised religions and our faux-educational systems inhibit the development of the Intuitive Spheres of Mind that are necessary to evolve the mind beyond the level of  Animal-Soul Consciousness
The problem is seen in the fact that the linear-rational servant can only look outwardly -- and not only remains totally ignorant of an inner reality that it is blind to -- but it demands that all of mankind ignore and even reject the higher causal reality that can only be sensed and understood through the development of the intuitive centers of mind.   Like the tip of the proverbial iceberg, what is observed protruding out of the water is very small in relation to the immense body of ice that is beyond man's normal scope of vision lying beneath the water line.   And because our culture and linear learning environment actually inhibits the development of the intuitive, it remains atrophied and latently embryonic and immature.   This is seen in the fact that when the leaders of the Jews (Pharisees) asked Jesus when the Kingdom of God would come upon the earth in the manner that they believed it would, he told them that it would never come upon the earth so as to be seen with their eyes (that look outwardly), because the Kingdom already exists within them (see http://GateOfEden.com ) -- and it is accessed through the development of the intuitive spheres of mind that are positioned to look inwardly -- which then must be balanced with the outward looking rational linear in order to achieve the evolved and transformed Oneness that Jesus stated was required to enter the Inner Kingdom.  
The proper development of the mind to break the natural barrier of what can be called organic human limitations, is dependent upon the interaction of the linear and intuitive spheres of mind.   But when the intuitive perception is inhibited, and development is suppressed, even the linear is flat-lined from any development beyond what is portrayed in the Gospels as carnal and restricted consciousness.    The linear mind of man remains limited in its development, because the intuitive remains infantile and shackled in a captive environment where it is only permitted to express itself in linear terms.  While the inward looking intuitive has the potential to access higher consciousness and states of mind and being, it is unable to arise to its intended potential because of the shackles placed upon it by a thoroughly domineering and controlling linear culture.    Like a woman who in many Islamic cultures are forced to dwell in an imprisoned world beneath a Burka -- not permitted to openly express herself except when accompanied by a male relative -- totally deprived of the ability to openly speak on her own behalf -- the natural expression of the intuitive mind has been so impeded by our linear-driven culture, that it has remained undeveloped and unreliable as a resource (see Opening And Unlocking the Mind).   Because the male-linear as portrayed as the portrayal of Peter takes the position that "...These are certainly strange ideas", when the perceptions of the feminine-intuitive is encountered, the merger of impressions can never be brought about -- thus, flat-lining the union at a very low-self carnal perception of man's true reality.  









Friday, September 01, 2017

Why Does Scripture Utilize Mystical Symbols and Allegory?

With respect to the difference between Mystical Symbols and Allegory: Allegory often uses mystical symbols to convey higher realities of mind and spirit to the reader.   The twelve signs of the zodiac uses symbolism to portray the Natural Laws (see The Laws Of Creation http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsOfCreation ) that exerts influence upon the consciousness of the people of this world.  As the individual mind begins to develop -- and they begin to understand the Natural Laws -- having received the Law of God, they are then portrayed in the scriptures as Jews -- which can be defined as one who has received the Law of God, but interprets it externally in ritual and tradition.  Israel at that level of the individual development, portrays their ability to interact with the 12 spheres of mind as explored in the article on the Tree of Life (see http://treeoflife.nazirene.org/ ).   It is also important to recognize that in the allegorical symbolism, each of the 12 spheres are portrayed as "tribes" -- meaning, that the spheres of mind themselves remain in a divided state (see The Enigma Of The Segmented Mind http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#SegmentedMind ).   One of the most important differences in the Old and New Testaments, is the fact that the disciples are portrayed as being Singular -- in that the division of those spheres of mind have been overcome.   Each of the disciples are themselves married -- meaning that the male/female division of each sphere of mind has been overcome -- which in and of itself is a necessary development in order to achieve oneness in each sphere of mind.   The Church Father Origen wrote with respect to the allegorical nature of the scriptures: “But all the narrative portion, relating either to the marriages, or to the begetting of the children, or to battles of different kinds, or to any other histories whatever, what else can they be supposed to be, save the forms and figures of hidden and sacred things? As men, however, make little effort to exercise their intellect, or imagine that they possess knowledge before they really learn, the consequence is that they never begin to have knowledge"  What this means is that the marriages that are portrayed in the scriptures has nothing to do with marriages of men and women -- but rather, the male/female opposites within each of the 12 spheres of the mind as personified in the Tree of Life.  So too does what Origen portrays as the "...begetting of the children, or to battles of different kinds, or to any other histories whatever, what else can they be supposed to be, save the forms and figures of hidden and sacred things".  Which means that what is being portrayed in the scriptures is not historical accounts -- but rather, an allegorical portrayal of the Forces and Laws of Consciousness.  Origen then writes that "...As men, however, make little effort to exercise their intellect, or imagine that they possess knowledge before they really learn, the consequence is that they never begin to have knowledge"  The scriptures are based upon the process of Anamnesis (see The Gospels Embody The Principles Of Anamnesishttp://GospelOfThomas.Nazirene.org#Anamnesis ), and it is these allegorical symbols that must be used to bring about the necessary expansion and deepening of the mind necessary to tap into the Inner Source portrayed in Origen's words: "...imagine that they possess knowledge before they really learn"

How can Origen write that a person possess knowledge even before they begin to learn?  Our Soul or True-Self (see http://SoulSelf.org ) possesses all the Knowledge of all the lives that that Soul has lived (see Reincarnation - The Key To Christianityhttp://ChristianReincarnation.org#KeyToChristianity ).   But is is our thinking, mindset and lifestyle that has inhibited and derailed our mental-development (see Arrested Mental Development http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#ArrestedMentalDevelopment ) which has caused our Spiritual Amnesia (see http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#SpiritualAmnesia ) -- and thus, has imprisoned us in abject self-ignorance.   Much of which is caused by men not listening to women and women not listening or understand the men in their lives  (see http://SoulSelf.org#IntuitiveVsLinear ).   And that when Origen makes reference to the "marriages" portrayed in the scriptures, what is allegorically being portrayed is the overcoming of this condition of division -- with the re-merger on that level of the division of Adam and Eve into their original form of Adam/Eve.   
 
It is the interaction of the male/female (Linear/Intuitive) spheres of mind as personified in the Tree of Life ( http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org ), that is necessary to develop the mind beyond the organic "animal-soul" level of human consciousness (see Animal-Soul http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#animal ).  And when the scriptures are subject to the Linear (literal and historic) interpretation, the spiritual meaning is always lost to the reader -- as explained by the Apostle Peter when he stated: "...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 The True Prophet http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TrueProphet ).   
 
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 (see The Original Teachings Have Nothing In Common With Church Dogma http://TheCall.Nazirene.org#OriginalTeachings ).  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, attend 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 permit 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 . 

The condition of mind that is necessary to prevail, is portrayed in the name Jacob who prevails over the Laws -- thereby fulfilling the Law within himself -- which is the basis of the statement in the Gospel of Thomas: (12) The disciples said to Jesus, "We know that you will depart from us. Who is to be our leader?  Jesus said to them, "Wherever you are, you are to go to Jacob (James) the righteous, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being."  Quoting from http://gospelofthomas.nazirene.org/#James : "The name that is being portrayed in the Gospel teachings is Jacob -- and the reader is not being taught to seek out a man named Jacob -- but rather, when the Key of Knowledge is properly applied to the understanding of the scriptures, what is being commanded is for the believer to take on that condition of mind that is personified in the name Jacob."   So, while the name Jacob is allegorical, it is not so much a mystical symbol.  Yet, without bringing about that condition of mind personified as Jacob/James the Righteous, it will remain impossible to manifest that Condition and Reality of mind portrayed in the Name Jesus/Joshua/Yeshua.   Further, unless you manifest this condition of Jacob being transformed into Spiritual Israel and the manifestation of all that is personified in the name Jesus, your meditation and other religious practices and observances will be greatly diminished.