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Friday, September 04, 2020

The Inner Journey Through A Coverture-Marriage


While the Meme of a solitary journey may sound good to those who have never achieved the subsequent stages of birth in any of the Soul's previous lives, those who are Enlightened know that the Meme is false -- and is one of the typical lies published by the religions of this world.  In fact, the statement of the Meme would be the same as stating that for a sperm or ovum that has never joined as an embryo, the path to birth is solitary -- when in reality, there is no path to birth for a solitary sperm or ovum.  In part, the ignorance of the Meme is founded upon the realty that the Soul or True-Self of each person has no gender, because the male and female polarities are joined in harmony -- which is why the Soul of a man or woman is a Being of Light.  Why are we either a male or female, while our Soul has no gender -- and is the balance of both opposite polarities manifest as Soul-Consciousness?  Because our Soul dwells in a twelve-dimensional higher Realm of Souls -- and all growth and development which must is brought about through the interactions of opposites -- means that when a Soul incarnates into this three-dimensional realm, it must incarnate as either a male or female -- i.e., one of the two polarities of the Divine Pattern that permeates all of Creation.  And in the same way that when a sperm and ovum become joined in the womb they become an embryo that initiates physical growth and development, the same is true when a man and woman are united in a Coverture-Marriage where the two become "one flesh".  Quoting from The Foundation Of A Coverture-Marriage http://BrotherOfJesus.org#FoundationOfCovertureMarriage : When the Gospel account of Jesus proclaims: "So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate" (Matt 19:6) -- reference was being made of a genuine Coverture-Marriage that is ordained by God -- which has virtually nothing in common with the quasi-marriages ordained by man.  A genuine marriage is spiritual, and such a union must be in harmony and fulfill the requirements of the Laws of God as set forth at The Sacrament Of Marriage http://Sacraments.Nazirene.org#SacramentOfMarriage .   Which means that the vast majority of people who don't understand the spiritual purpose of marriage -- and have no understanding of the requirements and the Laws that must be fulfilled in a Genuine Spiritually Ordained Coverture-Marriage where the man and woman are made by God "one flesh" -- cannot be married in the Spiritual Meaning of the Sacrament of Marriage.    

In understanding the Divine Pattern of Creation, when man and woman are born into this world, they can be seen as a Cosmic Ovum or Sperm on the next level of being that has the potential to achieve the subsequent stages of Mental and Spiritual Birth.   On the physical level, once joined into an embryo, the 23 chromosomes from the father continue to interact with the 23 chromosomes of the mother in the formation of the body of the fetus.  And this same pattern that is true on the physical, is also true on the mental and spiritual levels of development.  In order to achieve the subsequent stage of birth, the male and female polarities of mind must be able to interact together in order to create a mental/spiritual embryo.  The Mind of man evolves and expands via the Impressions that act as a type of nourishment  that is necessary for the process of growth and development to take place.  In the same way that physical growth and development is based upon the merger and interaction of the chromosomes of the mother and father, all growth and development beyond organic levels of male or female levels of consciousness, must be through the interaction of the opposite polarities of male and female impressions and thoughts.  The allegorically portrayed fruit of the Tree of Duality which brings death, is the divided organic male or female impressions that are not joined to their opposite polarity.   Allegorically, in order to be nourished by the fruit of the Tree of Life and bring about the next stage of birth, the divided male and female impressions must be restored to oneness.  Which means that in the case of man and woman as a Cosmic Ovum or Sperm on the subsequent level of mental-birth, there must exit an actual physical connection between the man and woman that permits the intimate interaction of the male and female impressions and thoughts.  This actual physical connection that brings about mental and spiritual advancement in this three-dimensional sub-realm, has been instituted by the Natural Laws of Creation.  


DNA-Merger Quoting from the subheading Sexual Immorality  http://SoulSelf.org#SexualImmorality : In a recent study where it was found that: "Women retain and carry living DNA from every man with whom they have sexual intercourse, according to a new study by the University of Seattle and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center" (see Study).  Further explaining: "This has very important ramifications for women. Every male you absorb spermatazoa from becomes a living part of you for life. The women autopsied in this study were elderly. Some had been carrying the living male DNA inside them for well over 50 years. Sperm is alive. It is living cells. When it is injected into you it swims and swims until it crashes headlong into a wall, and then it attaches and burrows into your flesh. If it’s in your mouth it swims and climbs into your nasal passages, inner ear, and behind your eyes. Then it digs in. It enters your blood stream and collects in your brain and spine.  Like something out of a scifi movie, it becomes a part of you and you can’t get rid of it.  We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse."    By design, the male sperm that is ejaculated into the women during sexual intercourse, enters her blood stream and collects in her brain and spine, is designed to connect the minds of the man and woman so they can then intimately interact with their impressions and thoughts in the proper Marriage Environment, is the catalyst that has the potential to evolve the man and woman as a Cosmic Ovum and Sperm into a Spiritual Embryo which evolved into a Spiritual Fetus that has the capacity to bring about the next subsequent stage of birth 

The male sperm and DNA becomes embedded in the woman's brain and nervous system,  in order to create an environment where the thoughts and the impressions of the opposite polarity of male and female can interact and complete each other in the development of the Higher Mind that is formed out of the Marriage Union. In the same way that genetically, the embryo that forms the body when an infant is born into this world is the merger and balance of 23 pairs of chromosomes each from the mother and father, what is being presented in the words of the Gospel of Thomas -- i.e., "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female..." -- is the means by which the Feminine-Intuitive and Male-Linear opposite spheres of mind that form the outer columns within the pattern of the twelve spheres of the Tree of Life must be brought into a state of Evolved Wholeness and Oneness, in order for the mind of the seeker to evolve beyond what Paul portrays as an "animal-soul" level of consciousness (see http://beingoflight.brotherofyeshua.com/self.htm#AnimalNature ), and for the Kingdom to come in the manner that was promised in the Gospel -- i.e.,  "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.  To him who overcomes, to him I will give of the hidden manna" (Rev 2:17).   Which provokes the question: Overcomes what?   Overcome the division of the Tree of Duality of the person's own mind as explored in the article http://treeoflife.nazirene.org -- as personified in the statement: "'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God'" (Rev 2:7).  Which spiritually transformative process is personified in the words of the Gospel of Thomas: "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; ...then will you enter the kingdom"

In view of the fact that few genuine spiritually ordained marriages exist where the man and woman are together Soul-Seekers who are spiritually developing together as ONE, few marriages of this world are able to serve as the foundation to achieve the next stage of birth.  Further, since the bodies of most men and women have been polluted by our our cultural norm of recreational sex, few men and women can even enter into a Coverture-Marriage.  Quoting from Did Jesus Love The Woman At The Well?  https://brotherofyeshua.blogspot.com/2019/06/did-jesus-love-woman-at-well.html : It becomes very difficult to even impossible to bring about the required merger of the male and female opposite polarities, when the woman is connected to men other than her husband.   And Paul correctly presents the problem when he writes to the Congregation at Corinth: "Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, 'The two will become one flesh'".  When Jesus said to the woman at the well that she was unable to go and get her husband because she had five husbands (John 4:18), we must be cognizant of the fact that Jesus and other spiritually advanced souls are able to see into Ætheric (Field) dimensions that man in his natural organic condition cannot.  What Jesus was observing when he made this statement, was the stream of vital life-force from five different men with whom the woman had sex, as a connective thought-stream entering into her.  Moreover, when Jesus told her that even the man she was with at present could not be her husband in the genuine spiritual meaning of the word, what he was conveying was that because of the polluted environment that she has permitted her body to become, she was incapable of having a genuine husband.  Since on one level you stay connected to whom ever you have had sex with, there is only the exchange of low-level thought-impressions which cannot be exchanged at a higher level -- and only drive the person into confusion and meaningless carnal thinking.  Thus, mentally and spiritually grounding the people to the mundane earth. And while the more advanced the soul, the more they are able to deal with adverse body environmental conditions, in most instances even these few become warped in their perception and thinking. In the same way that a genetic imbalance in a developing embryo creates mental impairment and conditions such as Down Syndrome, the same is true on the next higher holographic level with the bombardment of low-level thoughts from people who one has been previously connected to. In the same way that the two sides of the ear must move and resonate together, so too must husband and wife.

Those men and women who are able to enter into a Coverture-Marriage that has been Spiritually Ordained through the Divine Laws of Creator-God, not only have a companion in their Soul=Journey Within, but if they do accomplish bringing about the next stage of birth, they then inherit this ability in the subsequent lives their Soul's live together.  Which means that man's quest to bypass the error of mankind and possess the Truth of all Truths, is a birth-right that once understood, can be realized as the foundational construct of the Natural Laws of Creation which the Founders of the American Constitution portrayed as the Laws of Nature and Nature's God.    

Where Does The Above Leave Us Today?

From the perspective of our modern culture of sexual recreation, achieving a Spiritual Marriage between a man and women would appear to be impossible. Thus, I offer the following explanation as to why the Soul would choose a life such as living in this culture. In fact I had this conversation with someone the other day, so let me add it to this Blog article.

The Soul of everyone here has chosen the life that they are presently living. And it was known before hand that each of us would be immersed in a culture of sexual recreation that would have been virtually impossible to refrain from. What this means is that each person who has been immersed in our culture, will have to work much harder to achieve the same results as if they had been born into a Spiritual Community. And whenever the Soul lives a life where they must work on the obstacles of this world, the result is strength that is gained in that life, that could not a achieved in a more spiritual environment. Therefore, unless you became sexually defiled, you never would have had the opportunity to work on those areas of self that confront a less than pure physical body and mindset.
From the perspective of recreational sex and our culture, quoting a Jewish source: "From the standpoint of Jewish law, Maimonides (in Mishneh Torah – Laws of Marriage) cites Deuteronomy 22:13 as a scriptural prohibition against any pleasurable contact between a man and woman (other than those who are married or close relatives). (see also Leviticus 18:6) It's what God wants and we get pleasure out of doing what God wants us to do even if we don't understand it."


Quoting from the article: AKA Chords: Detach Others & Claim Your Energy Back: The insights of aka cords come from the sacred Huna teachings from Hawaii. In these teachings, ‘aka’ is described as a sticky, elastic connecting substance, which conducts vital force and thought forms over its threads and cords. (Yes, thoughts are also connected. Each thought is linked by an aka thread to the thought threads that came before it. This explains our association of ideas.) AKA threads and cords connect you to everyone & everything. Every time you contact a person or object, you are sending out aka threads. Each contact with the same person/thing adds a thread till these become braided together into an aka cord. When you have a strong aka cord connection with someone, you communicate telepathically, as well as in person or by phone.


Notice the name of the article -- i.e., Claim Your Energy Back. All the people you are connected to, presents an exchange in bio-energy. While in the case of a man, each woman he has sex with is a type of dependent upon his bio-energy. Which means that on one level, every man has his own mental harem that suck up his bio-energy. In the case of a woman, she is the recipient of the impressions of the men whose DNA remains attached to her consciousness. And while there are those who portray cutting the AKA Chords, this process dose not totally disconnect the woman from her previous sexual partners. At the present we see many women walking down the road of divorce -- and I am of the position that it is her connection to so many men that is the cause of this inability to remain with one man.
The above is the real reason that Orthodox Jews do not shake hand. And it is also the reason why a spiritually aware rabbi will not touch another woman other than his wife.
Over the course of the years, I refrain from being in the presence of another woman without my wife, and I do not touch any other woman. The merger of the physical DNA of husband and wife into a Spiritual DNA that connects the two as "one flesh" in a Divine-Marriage, is the road to ultimate success as seen in the words of Jesus with respect to achieving the necessary Wholeness to bring about the next stage of birth. 

 What is Wholeness?  With respect to the concept of Wholeness, Jesus portrayed himself as a physician: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17).   Before this verse can be understood we must first understand what it means to be Whole.   Which provokes the question: How is Wholeness achieved?   Contrary to the dogma of the modern Church, if Jesus is the savior who every person needs for salvation, then Jesus himself said the Church was wrong, and those who are Whole do not need him.  And as a physician, Jesus did not come for the salvation of those who are Whole, but only for those who are sick and in need of a physician.   And in total opposition to Church dogma, what this also means is that at the time the historical man Jesus walked the face of the earth, there existed people who he portrayed as "whole [and] righteous" who did not need Jesus the physician.  Jesus openly states that his mission as a spiritual physician is not for them, because they achieved the necessary Wholeness without him. 

Does everyone need Jesus as the modern Christian maintains?  While Jesus himself said that those who had achieved Wholeness did not need him as a spiritual physician -- i.e., They that are whole have no need of the physician..." -- and that with effort, all of mankind is capable of achieving a condition that Jesus portrayed as "whole [and] righteous", which means that these people who did achieve Wholeness, were not sick, and in Jesus' own words were not in need of him (Jesus) as a physician to heal them.   Which means that the whole foundation of modern Church dogma is man-made and in error. 

If this is true, the question must be asked: Was there any other early teachings that support this position of Jesus who came only to heal those who were sick and in need of a physician?  And this ultra-important teaching which is totally rejected by the Church, is further supported by a quotation of the Apostle Peter in the Homilies of his disciple Clement where Peter states: "For there would have been no need of Moses, or of the coming of Jesus, if of themselves they would have understood what is reasonable..."  And with respect to what is being portrayed as being reasonable to the degree that the person does not need either Moses of Jesus?  From an original Gospel perspective, the Apostle Peter is stating that those who seek to achieve Wholeness do not need either Moses or Jesus.  In total opposition to modern Church doctrine, Peter then added to the foregoing statement:  "Neither is there salvation in believing in teachers and calling them lords” (Clementine Homilies, Chap. 5, p139 Anti-Nicene Library).  Herein, what Peter is stating is that there is no salvation in merely calling upon the name of the Lord as Christians do today throughout their Churches -- but only in achieving Wholeness.   And when rightly understood, those who achieve Wholeness have brought this Condition about by doing the Will of God -- and having lived and manifest the Truth in their daily lives -- which Truth has been revealed to them directly from our Heavenly Father -- i.e., “My teaching is not My own, Jesus replied. It comes from Him who sent Me."  And then Jesus explained: "If anyone desires to do His will, he will know whether My teaching is from God or whether I speak on My own" (John 7:16-17).   What this means is that ANYONE who sincerely desires to do the Will of God, will know the Truth, and will learn the Truth directly from God -- i.e., "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God'" (John 6:45).  Therefore, in achieving the necessary Wholeness, they did not need Jesus as either a teacher, or for their salvation. 

What this demonstrates is that the vast majority of modern Christians are preaching a faux-doctrine when they portray belief in the man Jesus as being necessary for salvation.  If there were indeed people who had achieved Wholeness prior to the coming of Jesus, and therefore were not in need of a physician to heal them -- and they had achieved this Wholeness without Jesus -- and even prior to the advent of Jesus who came as a healer for those who were sick, it was noted that there would be people from every corner of the earth who would gain entrance into the Kingdom by achieving the necessary Wholeness -- i.e., "Then Jesus traveled throughout the towns and villages, teaching as He made His way toward Jerusalem. Lord, someone asked Him, will only a few people be saved? Jesus answered, Make every effort to enter through the narrow gate. For many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able.  After the master of the house gets up and shuts the door, you will stand outside knocking and saying, ‘Lord, open the door for us.’ But he will reply, ‘I do not know where you are from.’ Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’ And he will answer, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you are from. Depart from me, all you evildoers.’" (Luke 13:22-27).  The version of the foregoing in Matthew reads: "Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father in heaven" (Matt 7:21).  And what then is the "will of God"?  Thus, Jesus states:  "Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness’" (Matt 7:22-23).  What then is "lawlessness"?  Lawlessness must be understood as that mindset and actions that divides our Self and our Consciousness -- thereby inhibiting our ability to be, and achieve Wholeness.  And in the version in Luke the statement is added: "People will come from east and west and north and south, and will recline at the table in the kingdom of God" (Luke 13:29) -- and they will be able to enter into the "narrow gate" by virtue of their achieving the necessary Wholeness to gain entrance into the Inner Kingdom.   Christians today feel confident that they have fulfilled the Gospel teachings by merely calling upon the name of Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.  They then call themselves Christians, while ignoring the warning that  "...‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness.’"  And then there is the statement of Jesus: "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46 KJV).  And what did Jesus teach?  He taught the necessity of doing the Will of God, and becoming Whole. 

The most popular scripture used by the Gentile Christians in the pre-Nicene Church known as the Shepherd of Hermas, confirms the above statements that are in total opposition to the modern dogma of the Church where it is written:  “And the tower, I asked, what does it mean? This tower, he replied, is the Church. And these virgins, who are they? They are Holy Spirits, and men cannot otherwise be found in the kingdom of God unless these have put their clothing upon them: for if you receive the name only, and do not receive from them the clothing, they are of no advantage to you. For these virgins are the powers of the Son of God. If you bear His name but possess not His power, it will be in vain that you bear His name”.  The problem from a modern Christian perspective is seen in the fact that it is impossible to put on the clothing of the virgins (Holy Spirits), without first becoming Whole.  And therefore, “If you bear His name but possess not His power, it will be in vain that you bear His name”. Thus, if you call yourselves Christian, but fail to become Whole, “it will be in vain that you bear His name”.

 



 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Does Hell Exist?


What is our after-death fate?  What is the purpose of our after-death experiences?  In the First Epistle to the Corinthians, Paul states that if he was to convey to the faith-based believers the higher reality of the spiritual meaning of the Gospels and the Kingdom, that they would reject what he states as utter "foolishness".  And the fact of life that is literally impossible to explain the higher reality of the Soul to undeveloped immature believers, should become apparent to those who read and are capable of understanding the below discourse on past-death experiences.  Also, it is important to consider the position of the second century Church Father Valentinus who stated that there is no real continuous of being for the faith-based Christian who fails to achieve the subsequent stage of birth.  And while this statement is not exactly holly true, in the higher twelve-dimensional reality of the Soul, neither is it false.  BUT, as Paul stated, higher Soul-Reality is far too complex for the vast majority of people to understand -- as will be seen in the below.  What is your fate after physical-death?  That, in and of itself, is a very complex reality that few people are able to comprehend.    

We had an important conversation on yesterday's Sabbath Zoom meeting with respect to the plight of man in an after-death state.  The Soul is growing and evolving through the experiences of each personality that the Soul generates.  The Soul, which is a Being of Light that dwells in a twelve-dimensional higher realm, must incarnate into this three-dimensional realm in order to experience and evolve.  These experiences are generated when the Soul incarnates in a divided condition so that the opposite polarities of the Soul can directly interact with each other.  There is no such thing as a male or female Soul -- because these opposite polarities in a twelve-dimensional higher reality are in balance.  Each race is drawn from an expression of the spheres of mind as patterned in the Tree of Life (see http://TreeOfLIfe.Nazirene.org  ) -- which permits a direct interaction of opposite spheres of mind when the Soul is born into one of the races.  In the same way that male and female are opposite polarities, within the higher reality of the Soul the three lower earthly kingdoms are the opposite polarity of the three heavenly kingdoms -- with mankind being the balance or the fourth kingdom where the heavenly and earthly and the male and female opposites can directly interact, grow and evolve.  And since division does not exist in the twelve-dimensional higher reality of the Soul, experiential knowledge can only be brought about when the Soul incarnates into this three-dimensional realm as one of the gender, racial and mental segments of self in this world.  

Each of us has had what can be portrayed as exceptionally good or bad days -- and the experiences gained in these exceptional days within the construct of our life, remains as the most influential that has molded each of our lives.  But if those exceptional days were somehow erased from our experiences, then they would no longer serve as the foundation of our experiential wisdom.  And while we may not recall every aspect of these exceptional days, they remain embedded in the foundation of our consciousness that strongly influences us.  And what is true of the physical, is also true of the Soul-Mind that spans the experiences of all the lives that the Soul has lived. 

Each time the Soul incarnates into this three-dimensional realm in a divided state, by interacting with our opposites, the Soul mentally develops through these experiences that would be impossible in the higher twelve-dimensional reality of the Soul.  BUT, if the experiences of each life was to be erased, then the Soul could never advance.  Therefore, in the same way that we are born into this world with physical DNA that determines much of the life that we will live, we are also born into this life with Spiritual DNA that strongly influences us based upon the past-life experiences of the Soul (see  Spiritual DNA And The Allotment Of Talents To The Invited Guests http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#SpiritualDNA ).   And these past-life experiences are not erased from the deeper reality of our consciousness, because what we call TIME is a dimension of Soul-Mind that the Soul continues to experience.  And in the same way that we are the result of the exceptionally good and bad days of our earlier life, we are directly influenced by the exceptionally good and bad lives that our Soul has lived.  And since TIME is a dimension of Soul-Mind -- and in a twelve-dimensional higher reality where all the lives of the Soul are parallel to each other -- on one level these experiences are sill going on.   

Where we experience TIME in a linear manner, at a deeper level all the days of our life are still being experienced.  And our ability to recall the events of our life is not drawn from a system of mental-storage as in a computer hard-drive -- but rather, is drawn dynamically from these experiences that we are still experiencing across a non-linear expression of TIME that we can't directly access, because of the three-dimensional limitations placed upon our consciousness.  Which means that from a Soul-Perspective, the resulting experiences of each good and bad life, can be directly accessed in the twelve-dimensional higher reality of the Soul.  And because our Soul is not subject to the restriction of three-dimensional Linear-Time, at a deeper level we can be directly influenced by these past-lives our Soul has lived -- and on a deeper level, is still presently active in the higher reality of the Soul.  

Is there an Eternal Hell?  When a person physically dies, they are no longer subject to either the cycles of the physical body, or Linear-Time -- resulting in the reality that when a person passes over, they can become locked into a single thought FOREVER.  Many Christians become locked into existences where they praise Jesus -- FOREVER.   Others become locked into the fulfillment of the appetites of their lower nature -- i.e., the quest for alcohol, drugs, sex, the quest for power and all other obsessions that possess many people.  With the difference being that because when they physically died they were no longer subject to either the cycles of the physical body or to Linear-Time, these appetites and obsessions are often locked into their experience as Thoughts (Lives) that were generated by their Higher Soul-Self (see http://SoulSelf.org ).  In the same way that we draw upon good or bad days that we have experienced, out Soul draws upon good or bad lives.  Which means that from a Soul-Perspective, when a life is locked into one of these obsessions of lower human consciousness, that Thought-Personality that was generated by the Soul, continues to experience that obsession, FOREVER.  Which is why Valentinus stated that for many faith-based Christians there is no continuance beyond physical death -- continuance being expressed in higher consciousness.  And this fact of no longer being subject to the cycles of the physical body and Linear-Time, that the immersion of the personality into the obsessions of lower human consciousness, continues to immerse that personalty FOREVER.  Which means that in the same way that many faith-based Christians become locked into a perpetual praise of Jesus -- and other soul-generated personalities become locked into the appetites of the lower nature -- the atheist personalities become locked into a comatose fate where nothing exists -- Buddhists enter into a perpetual state of meditation -- Torah study -- jihad -- as well as every other lower human expression.  And from a Soul-Perspective, the fate of a personality is the direct result of the life that personality has experienced and lived.  Spiritually dead-end lives have a dead-end result.  

Since each of us is born with the Spiritual DNA of our Soul or True-Self that we are an embryonic expression of, the more we develop our mind and begin to draw nearer to our True-Self, the greater access we have to the parallel lives of the Soul that have a dead-end.  The more evolved person is able to consciously draw upon the good and bad lives that their Soul has lived, and navigates around the bad experiences of the Soul that has ended in a dead-ended existence.  If those past-life soul-experiences was not actively being experienced by the Soul upon which we draw in the wisdom of the choices we make, then we would never overcome the almost countless traps of human consciousness that enslaves people in a dead-ended reality.  Where a soul-expression personality can become trapped in addictions such as alcoholism which they cannot break and possesses them not only in the life that that personality lived, but also in an after-death state of existence, those people who have developed the ability to better access the resources of their Soul and their Sou's previous life-experiences, intuitively knows not to permit themselves to become controlled by the appetites of lower human nature.  And often this equates to how many lives of entrapment a Soul has to live, before the lessons of life is learned.  And in the same way that we are influenced by the good and bad days of our present life, more developed and intuitive people are more strongly influenced in their choices and decisions made by the past-life personalities that their Soul has experienced -- and on one level, continues to experience.    

 On this very subject the Apostle Peter makes the profound statement: "If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: A dog returns to its vomit, and, A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud" (2 Pet 2:20-22).   Where the modern Church promotes the doctrine that they are saved by Grace regardless of the manner in which they live their lives, Peter not only states that this doctrine is in grave error, but correctly states that: "It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them."  Every Christian should ask themselves: How Can This Be???  How can those who have never known the teachings of Christ, be better off than those who having heard and been baptized into TheWay, and are complacent towards those teachings?  
   
The complacent Christian who does not mature and evolve and remains at the level of worshiping Jesus instead of imitating him as an example of how to live their life, becomes an expression of failure in an after-death state when them become perpetually locked into the thought of praising the Lord -- FOREVER.  And thus, it can be concluded that "...they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning".  But in this way, Valentinus was correct, and when the personality becomes locked into a single thought or carnal addictive expression or appetite, that lower human expression possesses them -- FOREVER.  And because of their complacency and/or allegiance to a man-made doctrine that has undermined their growth and development within the Gospel teachings, "...they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning."   But since each life is as a day in the life of the Soul, those who are advanced enough to draw upon the failures of their Soul's previous lives, do not fall into the same traps of this world.  And in the same way that a successful person has learned from the good and bad days and choices of their past, the Soul advances from the good and bad lives that the Soul has lived. 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

The Original Sin Of The Church

The Original Sin OF The Church:



http://causalfactor.nazirene.org/FollyOfOriginalSin.jpg The Original Sin Of The Church: The teaching of the Church that each person is born in sin and is in need of salvation, is easily proven to be a bogus lie that has been used by the Church to enrich themselves and rule over the people.  Original Sin, which is the primary foundational doctrine of the modern Church, is not drawn from the Original Gospel teachings of Jesus and TheWay -- but rather, the doctrine of Original Sin was imported from the Mithraic based teachings of the Iranian prophet Mani.  What can therefore be portrayed as The Foundational Paradigm of Spiritual Failure upon which the modern Church is erected, is built upon the doctrine of Original Sin and all the similar doctrines which have their existence within the domain of a savior who must be sacrificed for the salvation of a fallen mankind.   While modern believers cling to the dogma of the doctrine of Original Sin which was hatched by St. Augustine and promoted by Martin Luther into virtually all sects of Protestantism, is the cause of the faith-based believers own spiritual immaturity that causes them to cling to such preposterous and carnal ideas about God.   What was the source of the doctrine of Original Sin?  Quoting from T.W. Doane, Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions, 7th ed., 1910, p.194-5: "The Persians believed that they were tainted with original sin, owing to the fall of their first parents who were tempted by the evil one in the form of a serpent" [194:12].   Quoting from the Wikipedia: "The Romans attributed their Mithraic mysteries (the mystery religion known as Mithraism) to Persian or Zoroastrian sources relating to Mithra."  With respect to Manichaeanism, the same article states:  "It was among the Parthian Manicheans that Mithra as a Sun God surpassed the importance of Narisaf as the common Iranian image of the Third Messenger; among the Parthians the dominance of Mithra was such that his identification with the Third Messenger led to cultic emphasis on the Mithraic traits in the Manichaean God."   Quoting from The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors, by Kersey Graves who writes with respect to those who believed in Mithra: "They observed all the Christian sacraments, even to the laying on of hands in the confirmation." (211.) And the Christian Tertullian also tells us that "The priests of Mithra promised absolution from sin on confession and baptism," while another author adds, that "on such occasions Mithra marked his followers (the servants of God) in their foreheads," and that "he celebrated the sacrifice of bread, which is the resurrection."
St. Augustine, one of the most important figures in the history of the Roman Church, was a Manichaean before converting to Christianity.   Why did he convert?   It is important to note that Augustine's conversion came after the threat of death -- i.e., quoting the Wikipedia: "Augustine of Hippo (354–430) converted to Christianity from Manichaeism, in the year 387. This was shortly after the Roman Emperor Theodosius I had issued a decree of death for all Manichaean monks in 382 and shortly before he declared Christianity to be the only legitimate religion for the Roman Empire in 391."   So, in the same way that the Emperor Constantine hunted down the Ebionite Nazirenes and Spiritual Christians as heretics in the year 325, Theodosius hunted down the Manichaeans in the year 382.   And it was shortly after the decree of death by the emperor, that Augustine converted to Christianity.   Further, it is therefore important to point out that Manichaean teachings were based upon a form of Gentile-Gnosticism - and this form of Gnostic teachings which rejects the Core of the Gospel Teachings, has totally undermined the modern Church.   With respect to the Manichaeism of St. Augustine the Wikipedia states: "Manichaeism taught an elaborate dualistic cosmology describing the struggle between a good, spiritual world of light, and an evil, material world of darkness. Through an ongoing process which takes place in human history, light is gradually removed from the world of matter and returned to the world of light, whence it came. Its beliefs were based on local Mesopotamian gnostic and religious movements".   Thus, when rightly understood, these Mesopotamian teachings which have been classified as Gnostic have totally undermined the original spiritual foundation of the Gospel teachings.   And with respect to the label Gnostic: It should be noted that the Roman Church labeled virtually every theological position contrary to their own as Gnostic heresy.  To the degree that the word itself and what it represents has been totally misrepresented by man's countless opinions that have no basis in actual fact.
The Original Gospel teachings were based upon the spiritual evolution of the Soul that attains Wholeness and Completion over the course of many lives (see The Removal Of The Crucial Teachings On the Pre-Existent Soul http://BrotherOfJesus.org#Removal ).   With the removal of the core teachings on the evolution of the Soul, the doctrine of Original Sin was imported into the core doctrines of the Church, in order to explain and fill the great void that the Church suppression of important teachings on the pre-existent soul created.   Thereby creating a pagan foundation to the Church that rendered Christianity spiritually impotent (see The Death Of The Gospels http://DevilSpawn.Ebionite.com#DeathOfTheGospel ).   Yet, Jesus himself in the Gospels stated just the opposite in the words: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17).   Contrary to the Church dogma, if Jesus is the physician, then those who achieve and sustain a condition of Wholeness, do not need the physician -- and as a physician, Jesus did not come for the salvation of those who are Whole, but only those who are sick and need the physician.   And in opposition to Church dogma, what this also means is that at the time of Jesus, there existed people who he portrays as "whole [and] righteous" who did not need Jesus the physician (see The Original Teachings Have Nothing In Common With Church Dogma http://TheCall.Nazirene.org#OriginalTeachings ).
When Prof. John Allegro was quoted as saying that what has been revealed in the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls is a great amount of overwhelming evidence that “...may upset a great many basic teachings of the Christian Church.   This in turn would greatly upset many Christian Theologians and believers.   The heart of the matter is, in fact, the source and originality of Christian doctrine” (August 1966 issue of Harpers Magazine), few modern Christians have even begun to understand why Prof. Allegro made this statement, which confirmed the position of A. Powell Davies that: “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” (quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls).  What was it about the Original Foundational Gospel teachings that had virtually nothing in common with what modern Christians believe today?   And perhaps the more important question: Does it matter?
While most Christians remain ignorant of why biblical scholars published these long ignored warnings, the majority of believers felt that so long as the Church had the Bible as their guide, that the facts they remained ignorant of really didn't matter.   Yet, in light of a series of even more profound statement by scholars such as Prof. Bart D. Ehrman that the Bibles that the Church is using has been edited with core spiritual teachings removed -- wherein in his book, The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture, he warns us that: "...theological disputes, specifically disputes over Christology, prompted Christian scribes to alter the words of scripture in order to make them more serviceable for the polemical task. Scribes modified their manuscripts to make them more patently ‘orthodox’ and less susceptible to ‘abuse’ by the opponents of orthodoxy" -- which orthodoxy was to bring the text of the Bible into conformity with the doctrines and tenets of the Church of the Roman Emperor Constantine.   As documented in the article http://BibleCorruption.com , the Gentile believers who portrayed themselves as Orthodox Christians, had been editing the Gospels to make them support their pagan thinking and mindset -- and this editing of the scriptures had been going on since the first century.   In his Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, by Dr. F. H. Scrivener, he writes that: "In the second century we have seen too many instances of attempts to tamper with the text of Scripture, some merely injudicious, others positively dishonest". Scrivener states that "it is no less true to fact than paradoxical in sound, that the worst corruptions to which the New Testament has ever been subjected, originated within 100 years after it was composed: and that Irenaeus and the African Fathers, and the whole Western, with a portion of the Syrian Church" used inferior manuscripts.  Under the title of Bible in the Church, the Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics writes: "In the first two centuries nearly all the various readings of the New Testament came into existence, the majority of them by deliberate alteration of the text, many for the sake of style, and several in the interests of dogma… Often readings were rejected as falsifications of heretics, but often the heretics were right in their counter-complaint… Every province, every order, every monastery, has a tradition of its own…"   If every province, every order, and every monastery in the first two centuries had their own version of the scriptures which supported their favorite doctrines of belief, then we must seriously ask the question as to what has been passed down to us today?

Once the original Christian teachings on the transmigration of the soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes was removed from the Gospels and outlawed by the Church, it was necessary to fill the void that was left by the absence of this core teaching on the higher reality of the soul.   And this removed core teaching was originally an integral part of the questions posed by the disciples of Jesus when they asked: "Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?'" (John 9:1-2 NKJ).   Thus, it is easily demonstrated that the original Gospel mindset was built upon a very different foundation than what has evolved into the modern Church.  What Christian today would ask the forgoing question?   "...Who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?'"   It must be immediately recognized that not a single modern Christian would even consider asking such a question.  Why?  As stated in The Hastings-Scribner Dictionary Of The Bible (New York, 1903. Bk 4, p. 63) "To affirm that Jews in Christ's time did not believe in pre-existence is simply incorrect"  Because modern Christians have been totally alienated from the biblical foundational mindset by the very doctrines such as Original Sin that was adopted while the Church was ruled over by Pagan Rome.    Thus, we must pose the question:  What prompted the disciples of Jesus to even ask such a question?  Turning to the historian, this ultra important element to the equation of life is made reference to by Edward Gibbon in the footnote regarding the question of the disciples at John 9:2: "The disciples of Jesus were persuaded that a man might have sinned before he was born, (John, ix. 2,) and the Pharisees held the transmigration [reincarnation] of virtuous souls, (Joseph. de Bell. Judaico, l. ii. c. 7;) and a modern Rabbi is modestly assured, that Hermes, Pythagoras, Plato, etc., derived their metaphysics from his illustrious countrymen" (Gibbon; Decline & Fall) -- metaphysics that embraced the concept of the pre-existence and transmigration of the soul. 
Again, let me pose the question as to what this statement means to us from a modern-day perspective?   It means that the mindset and doctrinal thinking of the modern believer is so alienated from the original biblical foundational mindset and thinking, that the modern believer has been disenfranchised from the Gospel teachings and rendered spiritually sterile.    In the question posed to Jesus there simply is no element of the Augustinian doctrine of Original Sin.   The question posed to Jesus by his disciples was whether the soul of the man born blind was caused by the sin committed by the man's Soul in a previous life, or whether his blindness was the result of the sin of his parents?  The original mindset and thinking with respect to the events of life from the perception of the disciples is explored in the Wycliffe Commentary where it is written: "The question of the disciples (v. 2) was grounded in the belief that bodily infirmity or suffering was due to sin, whether of parents (Exo 20:5) or of the man himself, presumably on the basis of the soul’s pre-existence, which some Jews held".   Thus we must ask: Is this concept that a soul can sin prior to birth some Jewish fable that the disciples of Christ conjured up themselves?   Or, is this belief based upon a foundational teaching of the Gospel that Jesus taught to them?   Once properly understood, the position of the disciples is founded upon the construct of Jesus' statement to the woman caught in adultery: "Go, and from now on do not sin anymore" (John 8:11).   Thus, Jesus did not tell the woman caught in adultery to believe in him (Jesus) as her personal lord and savior for the forgiveness of her sins.   If, as Augustine set forth, the woman sinned because of the congenial sin imposed upon mankind by virtue of the sin of Adam and Eve, then Jesus never would have stated to her to go forward in her life and cease to sin -- acknowledging that she had the power and ability to cease from sinning.   And this is especially presented in the example of the person Jesus healed and made whole where he said: "...sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" (John 5:14).   Once again we see Jesus rejecting the Augustinian doctrine of Original Sin -- conveying to the man the need to begin to live a life wherein he would cease to sin -- i.e., "...sin no more".   But it was the second part of his statement to the man where he made reference to The Laws in the statement "...lest a worse thing come unto thee" that immerses each of us in our own personal Labyrinth of Laws that is molded by our previous actions, and has orchestrated the path and the choices of our destiny (see The Laws That Control Our Lives http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsThatControlOurLives ). 
Once again we do not see Jesus conveying to the man to believe in him as his personal lord and savior for the forgiveness of his sins.   We not only see Jesus instructing the man to "sin no more" -- which, in opposition to the Augustianian doctrine of Original Sin, meant that the man had the ability to live free of sin -- but also warning the man that if he sins again after being healed, that "...a worse thing [will] come unto thee".   Why?  Because the Laws of God that were instituted at the dawn of Creation, monitor our every word, thought, desire and deed (see The Laws Of Creation http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsOfCreation .  And it is these Laws of Creator-God that were put in place in the Alpha of man's beginning, that returns to each soul the fruit of their own thinking and actions.   And it is for this reason why both Peter and Paul affirm the reality that those who sin -- especially after coming to the knowledge of the Gospel message -- inherit a fate even worse than before they were exposed to the Gospel teachings.   To the degree that Paul warned the congregation of believers: , “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7).    
What does it mean that "...God cannot be mocked -- [and that each person] reaps what he sows”?   To the degree that Jesus warned the man: "...sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee."    Yet, to their own spiritual demise, the vast majority of modern Christians promote the belief that they are exempt from having their own sin and misdeeds come back upon them in the manner that is portrayed in these verses -- and that somehow they have been exempted from the fruit of their own ways, while everyone else is held in judgment.   In fact, Christians promote the doctrine that because they attempt to appease the Lord with their lips, they virtually have a license to live in sin.    And they cling to this doctrine even though the Gospel warns that their fate will be worse than the unbelievers (see Fate) -- and that because of their infidelity to the Gospel, wherein they are portrayed as crucifying the Son of God afresh, even the opportunity of salvation by virtue of the sacrifice on the cross has been denied to them (see Sacrifice).    And because of their infidelity to the Gospel, they have been rendered spiritually blind to the degree that they fail to perceive that they are dwelling in what Jesus portrayed as The Prison and the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Blindness) -- incapable of understanding the core meaning of the Gospel and the scriptures.    
The original ending of the Gospel of Mark reads very differently than the present version -- i.e., "This Age of lawlessness and unbelieving lies under the sway of Satan, who will not allow what lies under the unclean spirits to understand the truth and power of God; therefore, they said to Christ, reveal your righteousness now.   Christ answered them, The term of years for Satan's power has now expired, but other terrors are at hand.  I was delivered to death on behalf of sinners, that they might return to the truth and sin no more, that they might inherit that glory of righteousness which is spiritual and imperishable in heaven" (Moffatt, quoting Gospel Of Mark in Codex W -- Also quoted by St. Jerome as being the authentic ending of the Gospel of Mark).   This original ending of the Gospel of Mark that is still contained in some of the oldest biblical manuscripts, presents the core essential Gospel teaching that believes in Jesus will "...return to the truth and sin no more"  -- that they might inherit that glory of righteousness which is spiritual and imperishable in heaven".   Which is why Paul wrote: "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?" (Rom 6:1-2,12,16 KJV).   And again Paul wrote:  "But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor" (Gal 2:17-18 KJV).   While the Mithraic Eucharist that was embraced by the Roman Church was for the forgiveness of sins, Paul warns that if you sin and partake the cup of the Lord, that you drink judgment unto yourself:  "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. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep" (1 Cor 11:27-30 NKJ).   Thus, while the modern Christian Church is founded upon the Augustinian (Manichaean/Mithraic) doctrine of Original Sin and a savior sun-god who was sacrificed to forgive the congenital sins of the people, the Original Gospel teachings were founded upon the pre-existent soul that evolves to perfection and having fulfilled the Royal Law within themselves, believers are able to live a life free of sin.  
In opposition to the Augustine Manichaean doctrine, of the monk named Pelagius (354–420 or 440) the Encyclopedia Britannica (1998 electronic edition) reads: “Pelagius, though not a priest, became a highly regarded spiritual director for both clergy and laymen. The rigorous asceticism of his adherents acted as a reproach to the spiritual sloth of many Roman Christians, whose moral standards greatly distressed him. He blamed Rome's moral laxity on the doctrine of divine grace that he heard a bishop cite from the Confessions of Saint Augustine, who in his prayer for continence beseeched God to grant whatever grace the divine will determined. Pelagius attacked this teaching on the grounds that it imperiled the entire moral law and soon gained a considerable following at Rome”.  Pelagius wrote that: “Man is able, if he likes, to live without sin and keep the commandments of God, in as much as God gives him this ability.  Which is exactly what the Original Gospel teachings taught.  Notice that Pelagius stated that "...God gives [man] this ability.  The Wikipedia states: "Pelagius rejected the Augustinian concept of grace. According to his opponents, Pelagius taught that moral perfection was attainable in this life without the assistance of divine grace through human free will. Augustine contradicted this by saying that perfection was impossible without grace because we are born sinners with a sinful heart and will. The Pelagians charged Augustine with departing from the accepted teaching (e.g.: John 8:11) of the Apostles and the Bible, demonstrating that the doctrine of original sin amounted to Manichaeism, which taught that the flesh was in itself sinful (and thus denied that Jesus came in the flesh). This charge would have carried added weight since contemporaries knew that Augustine had himself been a Manichaean layman before converting to Christianity. Augustine also taught that a person's salvation comes solely through a free gift, the efficacious grace of God, but that this was a gift that one had no free choice to accept or refuse."
When Jesus warned the man "...sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" -- he confirmed the doctrine that all the calamities of life that each individual person encounters and experiences, is caused by each soul's sin and disobedience to the Royal Law of God.   On the question itself that the disciples of Jesus asked -- i.e., Master, who did sin? -- the commentary Barnes’ Notes writes that: "It was a universal opinion among the Jews that calamities of all kinds were the effects of sin. The case, however, of this man was that of one that was blind from his birth, and it was a question which the disciples could not determine whether it was his fault or that of his parents. Many of the Jews, as it appears from their writings (see Lightfoot), believed in the doctrine of the transmigration of souls; or that the soul of a man, in consequence of sin, might be compelled to pass into other bodies, and be punished there. They also believed that an infant might sin before it was born (see Lightfoot), and that consequently this blindness might have come upon the child as a consequence of that".
On the question of who did sin, this man, or his parents, and the pre-existence and reincarnation of the soul, the Adam Clarke Commentary tells us: "The doctrine of the transmigration of souls appears to have been an article in the creed of the Pharisees, and it was pretty general both among the Greeks and the Asiatics. The Pythagoreans believed the souls of men were sent into other bodies for the punishment of some sin which they had committed in a pre-existent state. This seems to have been the foundation of the disciples’ question to our Lord. Did this man sin in a pre-existent state, that he is punished in this body with blindness? Or, did his parents commit some sin, for which they are thus plagued in their offspring!... The Jewish rabbis have had the same belief from the very remotest antiquity. Origen cites an apocryphal book of the Hebrews, in which the patriarch Jacob is made to speak thus: I am an angel of God; one of the first order of spirits. Men call me Jacob, but my true name, which God has given me, is Israel: Orat. Joseph. apud ORIG. Many of the Jewish doctors have believed that the souls of Adam, Abraham, and Phineas, have successively animated the great men of their nation. Philo says that the air is full of spirits, and that some, through their natural propensity, join themselves to bodies; and that others have an aversion from such a union. See several other things relative to this point in his treatises, De Plant. Noe-- De Gigantibus-- De Confus. Ling.-- De Somniis, etc.; and see Calmet, where he is pretty largely quoted".
It is important in our assessment of genuine biblical foundations of thought to recognize the fact that the pre-existence -- and what some call the reincarnation of the soul -- was a universally accepted belief among the people who Jesus taught the Gospel Precepts -- and in the case of the Disciples, the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God.  Once this fact is acknowledged, then we are forced to conclude that if this belief about the nature of life was in error, and the journey of the pre-existent soul is not a viable part of the teachings of Jesus, then Jesus would have had to condemn it -- or, we must recognize that it was removed by the later Gentile Church.
With respect to the question: Did the Jews in the first century believe in the pre-existent soul?  The Hastings-Scribner Dictionary Of The Bible (New York, 1903. Bk 4, p. 63) "To affirm that Jews in Christ's time did not believe in pre-existence is simply incorrect".   At Genesis 2:7, the Wycliffe Commentary writes: “Man's body was fashioned from the dust of the ground, while his spirit came from the very ‘breath’ of God. He is literally a creature of two worlds; both earth and heaven can claim him”.  More importantly, though, is for us to clarify our understanding of when the soul came into existence.   Thus, the Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary notes the belief of both the Jews and early Church: “The... views of Origen and other Fathers, and the... Talmudists, that all souls had been created ‘in the beginning,’ and were lodged by God in a certain place, whence each one was taken out to inhabit the respective bodies of individuals”.   In this respect, it can easily be demonstrated the first followers of Jesus firmly believed that the soul pre-existed the body, and that our present physical forms are mere vessels that we inhabit during our sojourn in this life.
That the Pharisees understood that a man is born blind from the misdeeds of a previous life is seen in their words to the man: "You were born entirely in sins, and are you teaching us?" (Jn 9:34 NAS).  Moreover, it is well documented that the Essenes -- who with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls are now understood to be the foundation of New Covenant teachings -- also believed in the pre-existence and transmigration of the soul.   In his Antiquity of the Jews, the Jewish historian Josephus, who had lived among the Essenes, and was a contemporary of the man Jesus, stated that the Essenes: “…resigned up their souls with great alacrity, as expecting to receive them again.  For their doctrine is this, that bodies are corruptible, and that the matter they are made of is not permanent; but that the souls are immortal, and continue for ever; and that they came out of the most subtle air, and are united to their bodies as to prisons, into which they are drawn by a certain natural enticement; but that when they are set free from the bonds of flesh, they then, as released from a long bondage, rejoice and mount upward...”.  
Josephus openly wrote the foregoing words pertaining to the pre-existent soul that incarnates into the body, because it was a predominant belief held by the Jews in the first century.   This fact is also seen in the writings of Philo in his On Dreams Being Sent from God, section 22, where he speaks of the various kinds of souls and of the celestial bodies as being animated entities, quite in common with the general teaching of antiquity, and remarks: "Now all these souls seem to descend upon the earth with a view to being bound up in mortal bodies, those namely which are most nearly connected with the earth, and which are lovers of bodily habitations. Others, however, soar upwards, and are distinguished from others of their class according to the times and characteristics which Nature has appointed unto them. All these souls, those which are influenced by desires for mortal existence and which have been previously familiarized with it, return to mortal life. But others, refusing bodily life as a great folly, and as a mere trifling, pronounce it a prison or a grave, and fleeing from it by the impulses of their nature as from a house of correction or a tomb, raise themselves on the light wings of their nature towards the aether where they devote all their life to speculations of a divine type...".  And in the version of John 9:1 that is contained in the Gospel of the Nazirenes 53:1 (see Born Blind) we can see what the Gospel of John used to contain before being edited by the Church (see BibleCorruption.com ) where it is written: "And at another time as Jesus passed by, he saw a man who was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?  Jesus answered, To what importance is it whether this man or his parents sinned? The rewards of our actions return again to us so that the works of the Lord are made manifest. I must work the works of the Lord while in this season. As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the world."
Why is there no doctrine of Original Sin in Judaism?   The foundational doctrine which St. Augustine brought into the Church from his Manichaean background?  Modern Christians fail to realize that their religion evolved out of the Essenes, and Spiritual Jews have always founded their system of beliefs upon the concept of the pre-existent soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes.   The following quotation is taken from The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, under the heading of Souls, Transmigration of: “The doctrine of transmigration of souls, which was especially accepted by the Karaites… is generally attacked by Jewish philosophers, but is defended by Isaac Abravanel and Manasseh ben Israel.  It appears often in Cabala; it is found in organized form in the Zohar, it is further developed in the teachings of Isaac Luria (1534-1572), and in Hasidism it becomes a universal belief.   According to these teachings, all human souls have a common origin in the spiritual unity of the primordial man, sparks of which form the individual souls... The sin of Adam brought higher and lower souls into confusion; as a result, every soul has to pass through a series of incarnations... The soul itself has no sex, which is determined by the body and may vary from incarnation to incarnation”.  
In the Zohar which is the foundational doctrine of Jewish Mysticism, it is written that: “All souls are subject to the trials of transmigration; and men do not know the designs of the Most High with regard to them… The souls must re-enter the absolute substance whence they have emerged.  But to accomplish this end they must develop all the perfections, the germ of which is planted in them; and if they have not fulfilled this condition during one life, they must commence another, a third, and so forth, until they have acquired the condition which fits them for reunion with God”.   This reunion with God is the rebirth that was spoken of by Jesus to the Pharisee Nicodemus, “a ruler of the Jews”.  
Parallel to the Journey of the Soul as set forth in the Zohar in the foregoing, is the teachings in the Qur'an which states "God generates beings, and sends them back over and over again, till they return to Him"    Which again parallels the teachings of Jesus in the Pistis Sophia where it is stated: “But if he shall have sinned once, twice, or thrice, they shall reject that soul, sending it back again into the world according to the form of the sins that it may have committed; the form whereof I will declare unto you hereafter.   But verily, verily I say unto you, that even the righteous man that hath committed no sin at all cannot be brought into the Kingdom of Light, forasmuch the seal of the mysteries of that kingdom is not found upon him.  Once for all, I say unto you, a soul cannot be brought into the kingdom, if it be without the mysteries of the Kingdom of the Light.”   When it is understood that the "...seal of the mysteries" which is further stated in the pronouncement that "...Once for all, I say unto you, a soul cannot be brought into the kingdom, if it be without the mysteries of the Kingdom of the Light”  is parallel to the Zohar where it states that "...But to accomplish this end they must develop all the perfections, the germ of which is planted in them; and if they have not fulfilled this condition during one life, they must commence another, a third, and so forth, until they have acquired the condition which fits them for reunion with God”.
Virtually all of the sayings of the Gospel of Thomas was removed from the traditional scriptures and teachings (see The Gospel Enigma That Modern Christians Can't Comprehend ).   Saying 84 (see The Foundation Of The Soul And The Threefold Self ) restores the teachings on the pre-existent Soul and our own relationship to the previous lives our Soul has lived.   Saying demonstrates that the traditional belief in reincarnation as embraced by the Eastern religions is in error -- and while the Pre-existent Soul does evolve over the course of many lifetimes, each of these lifetimes are themselves unique incarnations.   And this is why the pre-Nicene Church Fathers rejected the traditional belief in reincarnation, they embraced the teachings of the pre-existent Soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many (unique) lifetimes.   Therefore, as a soul-generated personality, most people don't remember past lives, because they never lived them -- yet, their own Soul generates as many soul-personalities as is needed to become Whole, Complete, and fulfill the requirement of perfection -- i.e., "You, therefore, must be Perfect, as you Heavenly Father is Perfect" (Matt 5:48).   And as demonstrated in the previous link, the great difficulty in explaining the reality of the Soul to organic man who Paul portrays as being of a "natural" mind (see Animal-Soul), is because the typical teachings on reincarnation are in error -- and the pre-existent Soul evolves over the course of many Incarnations -- with each soul-generated personality only living one life.  And because of the spiritual-amnesia of having been cast into the "outer darkness" of mind and being in which mankind as the prodigal sons/daughters have been cast, Paul is correct when he asserts that man in his "natural" untransformed mindset will reject his own higher Soul-Reality as utter "foolishness" -- i.e., “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).  
While Christians attempt to interpret the parable of the Prodigal Son in fragmented piecemeal, when taken as a whole, and understood as a universal reality common to all of mankind in the manner it was intended to be understood, it is recognized to be in total conflict with modern Christian doctrine.    Once it is understood that each of us is the Prodigal Son/Daughter of our Heavenly Father, then it must also be recognized that each of us at one time dwelled in the Kingdom prior to journeying out into this, the "far country".    We don't remember our more distant past prior to this present life, because this realm is the "outer darkness" that causes us to be stricken with Spiritual-Amnesia http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#SpiritualAmnesia .   Thus, we see this parallel concept in the above quotation from the Zohar where it states that each of us, like the Prodigal Son that we are, must return to our Source -- i.e.,  "The souls must re-enter the absolute substance whence they have emerged...."
In the parable of the Wedding Feast, those who come to TheCall must have put on the required Wedding Garment -- and thus, we see the parallel concept in the Zohar in the words with respect to the required perfection of each soul: "But to accomplish this end they must develop all the perfections, the germ of which is planted in them...".   To the degree that Jesus stated in the Sermon on the Mount at Matthew 5:48 that each soul must be as perfect as their Heavenly Father -- i.e., again parallel to the Zohar: "...and if they have not fulfilled this condition during one life, they must commence another, a third, and so forth, until they have acquired the condition which fits them for reunion with God”.   In the parable of the talents, when the distribution of Talents is understood within the Foundation of the Original Gospel Teachings prior to being corrupted -- and the difference is understood between those portrayed as "invited guests" and the majority who were not "invited guests" as pertaining to The Talents And A Person's Spiritual DNA http://TheCall.Nazirene.org#SpiritualDNA , a totally different picture of each of our more distant past begins to emerge -- prompting the Church Father Origen to explain: “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis).  
God did not hate Esau and love Jacob for no reason!  Paul gives the example of Jacob and Esau, and writes: “For though the twins were not yet born, and had not done anything good or bad, in order that God's purpose according to His choice might stand, not because of works, but because of Him who calls, it was said to her, The older will serve the younger. Just as it is written, Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated” (Rom 9:11-13 NAS).   What the Apostle is very clearly stating is that, before either of the twins had been born, before either had “done anything good or bad”, God not only decided their fate in life, but for no apparent reason, He hated Esau and loved Jacob.   Why?   Paul offers no explanation other than God does what he wants to do -- and man does not have the right to question God's choices in these matters.   This is especially seen in the words: “Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor?” (Rom 9:21 NKJ).   Origen then demonstrates that our lot in life is the result of our own deserts, and writes: “For God the Creator makes a certain vessel unto honor, and other vessels to dishonor; but that vessel which has cleansed itself from all impurity [an untarnished wedding garment] He makes a vessel unto honor, while that which has stained itself with the filth of vice He makes a vessel unto dishonor. The conclusion from which, accordingly, is this, that the cause of each one's actions is a pre-existing one; and then every one, according to his deserts, is made by God either a vessel unto honor or dishonor. Therefore every individual vessel has furnished to its Creator out of itself the causes and occasions of its being formed by Him to be either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor. And if the assertion appear correct, as it certainly is, and in harmony with all piety, that it is due to previous causes that every vessel be prepared by God either to honor or to dishonor, it does not appear absurd that, in discussing remoter causes in the same order, and in the same method, we should come to the same conclusion respecting the nature of souls, and (believe) that this was the reason why Jacob was beloved before he was born into this world, and Esau hated, while he still was contained in the womb of his mother”.  This same reality where each of us comes into the body in accord with the accomplishments of our Soul's past, is expressed in the Wisdom of Solomon 8:19-20, where it reads: “Now I was a child good by nature, and… being good, I came into a body undefiled”.
To even begin to comprehend this higher reality of the perfection of the soul over the course of many lifetimes, the person must understand the cycle of the Prodigal Son/Daughter as presented in the words: "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," says the LORD.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.  For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it" (Isa 55:8-11 NKJ).   God cannot fail -- and nothing in Creation can be void -- and as the Prodigal Sons of the Most High, each of us emanated from the Edenic Kingdom of Origination -- and each us us must fulfill the requirement of perfection as presented at Matt 5:48 -- and if this required perfection is "...not fulfilled this condition during one life, [we] must commence another, a third, and so forth, until [our souls] have acquired the condition which fits them for reunion with God”
With respect to not only the example of Jacob and Esau in the womb -- but also all infants -- the question must be posed: What is a child?  From the perspective of the framework of modern Christian thought, we would say that a child it is a newly soul that was created at conception by God.  But is it?  The Bible itself states to us in Eccl 1:9-11 that “there is no new thing under the sun” -- and then asks the question: “Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See this is new”.  Let us refute the wisdom of the Bible, and use the example of a new-born baby as something that is new.  Surely this baby is new -- i.e., from a Christian perspective it has never had an existence prior to being born.  Yet, the scripture confutes us, and teaches that “It hath been already of old time, which was before us”.  So that we might be sure that the scriptures are speaking about a new born baby, it then goes on to clarify the statement by adding: “There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after”.   Based upon these words is can be said that, from a biblical perspective, even though a baby (or person) will not remember its past: “It hath been already of old time”. According to the first Christians, this is true -- unless the Lord opens the mind of a person which would then permit them to remember the previous lives that their soul has lived.  That the majority of people do not remember the previous lives that their pre-existent soul has lived prior to their coming into being in their present life, is basically caused by the fact that by embracing the culture of this world, they have made themselves alien to their true self.
Once the teachings on the pre-existent soul was removed from the Gospels and suppressed by the Church of Constantine, it became necessary to fill the void with the Augustinian doctrine of Original Sin as a means of explaining many of the inconsistencies left in the scriptures.  And in total conflict with Original Sin, Paul not only stated that mankind was forced into what is personified in the allegorical Fall of Man -- but the journey in the Far Country portrayed in the parable was absolutely necessary for each of our development.  As the Prodigal Sons/Daughters of the Most High, each of us was forced to leave the Kingdom and venture out into this world which is portrayed in the parable as the "far country" -- not by our own choosing, but by the Will of God who through the Natural Laws forced each of us into the "outer darkness" of the Far Country.   But what is the Far Country?  A realm where each of us is able to grow and evolve to perfection -- i.e., “For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time” (Rom 8:20-22 NIV).   What the Apostle states in the above quotation is that it was (the Laws of) Creator-God that subjected mankind to the frustration of what we perceive as the Fall of Man, in order that “the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage” through the process of the soul-evolution in this world which is God's Spiritual University that perfects and brings about our eventual spiritual rebirth into the Kingdom -- i.e., “We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time”.  Yet, it remains virtually impossible to convey to organic "natural" man that this realm of the "outer darkness" can be better portrayed as the "mental-womb" of Mother-Earth (see Mental Womb http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#MentalWomb ).   And in the same way that a fetus is evolved within the womb of its mother to prepare for physical birth, mankind who is born into this world as a Cosmic Ovum or Sperm , must become a viable embryo that is prepared to evolve within the Womb of Mother-Earth, and bring about the next stage of birth that Jesus said was absolutely necessary to enter the Kingdom of God.  
What does Paul's words mean?  Take especial notice of the words:  "...For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it  ...For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now".   In the same way that Jesus stated that unless you bring about the next stage of birth, you cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven -- all of the trials of the prodigal son in this, the Far Country, is the process of birth that was brought upon mankind by the Laws -- Laws which evolve each and every soul from the Alpha of ignorance, to the Omega of Enlightened Light and Knowing (see The Laws That Control Our Lives).   The great truth that is not at all understood in the above words -- a truth that has been continually expressed by both Jewish and Christian visionaries is that the knowledge of the mysteries of God and the Divine Plan -- begins with the knowledge of ourselves as the Prodigal Sons of our Heavenly Father.    And it is for this reason that the second-century Church Father Clement of Alexandria said that it is “…the greatest of all lessons to know one's self. For if one knows himself, he will know God; and knowing God, he will be made like God… and that man becomes God, since God so wills”.    And that this statement is confirmed in the Gospel of Thomas in the words: "But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty... Whoever finds himself is superior to the world."   In his treaties on The Soul and the Resurrection, St Gregory writes that “the Resurrection is no other thing than 'the re-constitution of our nature in its original form’”, and states that there will come a time “…when the complete whole of our race shall have been perfected from the first man to the last”.   This statement should provoke great thought in the reader who is under the misconception that our Heavenly Father would destroy or forever cut off one of his sons or daughters who are lost in this world.   Moreover, the reality that mankind did not Fall from Grace because of the insane folly of what the Church of Rome portrayed as Original Sin -- but rather  "...the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it" -- and that what mankind is presently enduring is the "...groans and labors [of] birth pangs".   Which means that what is presented and concealed within the allegory of the letter of the written word, is simply beyond even man's imagination.    Which is why Paul warns that the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom is incomprehensible to the "natural" mind of man who, because of his own mental and spiritual immaturity, will reject the Truth as utter "foolishness" (see Mystery Of The Gospel).    Moreover, this means that if what the biblical authors and early Church authorities are saying is true, how could those who wrote the scriptures possibly put what is incomprehensible into a plain written narrative that those who totally lack the capacity to understand, would read and comprehend?   Further, so long as mankind remains what is portrayed as being  "glued" to the Citizen of this world -- and the Citizen or god of this world maintains absolute control over the thinking and life of organic man -- then it remains impossible for man to comprehend anything of a higher reality than the most mundane things of this world.