That seeing, they may see, but not perceive and understand: What is clear is the fact that Christians are incapable of grasping the reality which their own scriptures very clearly warn them about. While they read the literal words of their Bibles, they fail to perceive the profound warning which is revealed on nearly every page -- never comprehending the meaning with any discernable depth -- and this is especially true with respect to the constant assertion that the most important teachings are not literally revealed to the reader. What is stated is that, while the multitudes were taught in the enigma of parables that portrayed the Mysteries of God that were beyond normal human comprehension, what is very clearly portrayed is the fact that only the Disciples were taught privately in what is presented as being "in the House". Yet, in their blindness, the Christians ignore this fact -- and it appears that they imagine that in these private sessions where it is recorded that the Disciples learned with clarity what others were not permitted to see and perceive, that Jesus sat around with his disciples doing nothing more than singing Kum By Ya. Can the truth be revealed to the reader by virtue of the literal text? While there were many historical warnings otherwise, the most profound is that found in the Epistle of Peter to James: "Hear me, brethren and fellow-servants. If we should give the books to all indiscriminately, and they should be corrupted by any daring men, or be perverted by interpretations, as you have heard that some have already done, it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error."
If, all that was needed was the elementary teachings of the written words of the Gospel, then these words would never have been said. And perhaps even more profound is the statement attributed to Jesus in the Book of the Saviour (Pistis Sophia/Faith Wisdom) which was widely used by the Gentile believers 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”. If a man who has never committed a sin cannot enter the Kingdom of Light without the seal of the Mysteries of God, then we can understand the warning in the words that if the knowledge of the Mysteries that was only revealed to the Disciples in the House was lost, that "..it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error."
The modern Church does not believe this -- and they reject the above as a lie. But is it a lie? Or are the modern Christians merely the example of the warning: “For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.' But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it” (Matt 13:15-17 NIV). Thus, while they read the literal text, the see the words, but they fail to perceive the meaning -- and they hear, but they do not understand -- and when it is presented to them that they must first overcome the shackles which are imposed upon them as the Prodigal Sons and Daughters who dwell in the "far country" under the control of the god of this world ( http://DivineStrategery.com ) -- and that they must themselves arise from the ways of this world, "turn", and return to their Source within them ( http://GateOfEden.com ) -- they are oblivious to what is presented to them throughout the pages of the Bible. Thus, in their lack of hearing and perception is the continued fulfillment of the words: "And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: 'Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing you will see and not perceive" (Matt 13:14 NKJ).
Fundamentally, because the people in the churches -- the people who attempt to gain knowledge in our colleges and universities -- and even those who embrace the various religious and philosophical paths, all ignore the warning in the parable of the Sower and the Seed ( http://SowerAndSeed.com ), and the words: "Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?" (Mark 4:13 KJV) -- they remain forever lost in the quagmire of pseudo-knowledge and manmade doctrines and philosophies -- shackled in what is portrayed as Plato's Cave which parallels the biblical parable of the prodigal sons and daughters who remain lost in this world ( http://DivineStrategery.com#Plato ) -- forever searching, but in their blindness, never seeing or perceiving -- because whenever one is sent to them who possess the Key of Knowledge, they reject and often kill him.
The teachings of Yeshua and TheWay are not a system of beliefs and doctrines -- but rather, are intended to guide the Disciple into the Kingdom within (Lk 17:20-21 - http://GateOfEden.com ). And in the same way that Yeshua warned that those who do not pick up their own cross, and follow in his footsteps, are not worthy to be his Disciples, those who fail to follow in TheWay are those who call upon the Lord with their lips, while their hearts remain far from him. With respect to the few who actually attain to Life, Jesus warned "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." (Matt 7:13-14 NKJ). The problem is that Christians neither understand these words, or believe what Jesus warned. With respect to the above word translated “destruction”, as in Matthew 7:14 where it is written that those who walk the broad-way that leads to destruction, the footnote on this word in the Schofield Reference Bible reads: “There is no thought in these various words of annihilation but of something that is ruined and thus unsuitable or unable to fulfill its original purpose”. Christians fail to comprehend this warning of Yeshua, because they adhere to the doctrines of belief of a Circus Prostitute and a series of Roman Emperors (see http://Ebionite.com/reincarnation.htm ). In many lifetimes they perpetually wander in this, the "far country" -- under the control of the god of this world -- ever lost in the dark abyss where "..it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error."