Christians claim to rely upon the New Testament -- and yet, it is the very scriptures they champion that rejects their doctrines of belief as being turned out of TheWay. The following is in reply to a Christians condemnation of someone who in the Ebionite Nazirene forums used the name Eternal Seeker -- and the Christian bases his allegations on the belief that Eternal Seeker is in error -- because from his perspective, Christians have found Jesus -- and belief is all that is required. So from his very limited reasoning, the Christian proclaims: What is there to seek? You simply believe, and that is the end of it. The fact that a man would call himself the Eternal Seeker, proves to him that such a man is lost and of Satan. Yet, the Bible states that just the opposite is true -- and it is in fact this very mindset that keeps Christians spiritually ignorant, and destroys even their opportunity to become a Disciple of Yeshua and TheWay. Speaking of the false shepherds, Peter writes: "These men are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them. For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of sinful human nature, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity-- for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him" (2 Pet 2:17-19 NIV).
Perhaps the key to understanding the false shepherds of the Church is found in the words: "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matt 5:17-20 NKJ). Thus, while Yeshua and his Ebionite ( http://Ebionite.com ) disciples condemned the rituals and traditions of the Pharisees, they openly acknowledged the Royal Law that remains completely in effect and binding upon all people's of the earth.
Peter's next statement is not only in direct opposition -- and runs contrary to what is preached in the Churches today -- but should literally haunt every person who calls themselves a Christian believer: "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 NIV)
Where the modern Church promotes the doctrine that they are saved by Grace regardless of the manner 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??? Christians promote the doctrine that only those who believe can be saved -- and here Peter is stating the opposite is true, and that those people who claim to believe, may be worse off after they have come to believe, than before they began to believe. The shepherds and blind guides that Peter is making reference to, are those who preach the modern doctrine of perpetual sin that is promoted in churches today -- i.e., "This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature..." (2 Peter 2:10 NIV). Because these false shepherds fail to understand the reality of what Yeshua meant when he used the terms Whole, and Complete, they preach the "...promise [of] freedom [in their doctrine of salvation by faith and grace alone], while they themselves are slaves of depravity"
In what can only be in total opposition to what Christians today believe, Peter states that it would have been better for the entry-level believers to have never heard of the Gospel, than to have heard, and then fall prey to the false shepherds who promise freedom but blindly lead the believers into the proverbial ditch. And there is simply no means for the modern Christian who believes the doctrines of the Church, to even begin to understand what Peter is making reference to. Why? Because what is preached in the Churches today, has relatively little in common with what Yeshua actually taught. And in truth, modern Christian doctrine is founded upon the religious principles of Pagan Rome (see The Christian Judas), than what Yeshua actually taught. How can this be? A person will ask? Quite contrary to modern Christian doctrine where all believers are saved, it is very clearly demonstrated in the scriptures that believers who do not live in accordance with the Commandments of the Lord will be punished more severely than the non-believer. This truth is demonstrated in the words: “That servant who knows his master's will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:47-48 NIV). What Jesus is stating to us is that believer’s who do not fulfill the Commandments, will be punished more than those who do not know the will of God.
Proof of the above -- and proof that when Paul was speaking of faith, he was not speaking of a faith that permits the believer to continue to sin after embracing the Gospel -- is confirmed in the words in the Epistle to the Hebrews where it is warned that if a believer sins willfully after becoming a believer, that they have crucified the Christ afresh, and no sacrifice (Jesus/Grace) can have any effect on their destiny of judgment as an apostate to the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).
Thus, while the Christian counterfeit clergy "...promise them freedom" in their idolatry of using Yeshua/Jesus as a license to continue to sin, in total agreement with Paul, Peter warns that the the believers who continue to sin "...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" -- which is also expressed in the words: "...For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." And this reality that the people of the Church fail to comprehend, is further confirmed in Paul's letter to the Corinthians: "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).
What is the source of the modern day Christian Apostasy? In many respects the doctrines which were born under the umbrella of Protestantism, were in fact reaction doctrines to the corruption of the Church of Rome. By embracing the doctrine of faith regardless of actions which was instituted by Martin Luther, the Christians have totally failed to maintain the necessary biblical standards which are required. And while Christians are critical of the thinking and lifestyle of others, Christians continue to promote the doctrines of Martin Luther -- a Roman priest who failed to understand the doctrine of Divine Providence, and promoted a life of sin as evidence of faith. Luther rejected over half of the New Testament -- and in total opposition to the teachings of Yeshua, Martin Luther actually promoted sin as proof of salvation. In Luther's own words: "Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong, but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world. We will commit sins while we are here, for this life is not a place where justice resides... No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day." ('Let Your Sins Be Strong, from 'The Wittenberg Project;' 'The Wartburg Segment', translated by Erika Flores, from Dr. Martin Luther's Saemmtliche Schriften, Letter No. 99, 1 Aug. 1521.) Luther believed that man is a congenital sinner because of the Original Sin of Adam and Eve, and that only those who God saves, will receive salvation. This void in Christian thinking which seduced both Luther and Calvin to embrace the doctrine of Original Sin and Divine Providence, was the result of the corruption of the scriptures (see http://BibleCorruption.com ) -- and was directly caused by the removal of the doctrine of the Journey of the soul over the course of many lifetimes ( http://Ebionite.com/reincarnation.htm ). And only when this fact is understood, can the above words be understood that a complacent believer is worse off, than someone who has never at all believed the Gospel message. And thus, Christians today remain ignorant of this face, because the teachings on the journey of the soul was condemned by a circus prostitute who gained political power ( http://ChristianReincarnation.org ), and the Church no longer has the doctrinal means to understand why some people are created vessels of honor, while others are created vessels of dishonor (Rom 9:21-22). Thus, because of the corruption of the scriptures, modern Christians totally lack an understanding of the words of the Church Father Origen: “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 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”.
The only means for a person to have "...cleansed [themselves] from all impurity" is to seek to live a pious and Consecrated Life in TheWay that Yeshua/Jesus taught and ordained. Yet, Luther went as far as to state that those who attempt to live a pious life, have themselves rejected Christ: "Those pious souls who do good to gain the Kingdom of Heaven not only will never succeed, but they must even be reckoned among the impious; and it is more important to guard them against good works than against sin." (Wittenberg, VI, 160, quoted by O'Hare, in 'The Facts About Luther, TAN Books, 1987, p. 122.). Like Calvin, Luther did not understand the doctrine of Divine Providence because key teachings had been removed from the scriptures by the Church (see Bible Corruption), and in their reactionary doctrine to the corruption of the Roman Church, the fathers of the Reformation plunged Christianity into an even greater apostasy to the true teachings of Yeshua and TheWay. Thus, Christians condemn the Knowledge of TheWay, in order to remain apostates to the Kingdom by holding fast to the doctrines of Martin Luther. In the same way that Luther condemned those who attempted to live a pious life to be sinners, someone who is an Eternal Seeker from their perspective, rejects the free gift of salvation in the Jesus-god of Constantine.
Christians claim that Jesus was God, because the claim was made that he was One with God. Yet, they fail to even consider the fact that "being One with God", is not the same as being God. This reality is parallel to that of a Divine Marriage ( http://DivineMarriage.org ) where the husband and wife are "one flesh"-- yet, that does not mean that the wife is the husband, and the husband is the wife. It means that they dwell in oneness and perfect harmony in the Higher Third-Force Soul reality that causes the vital life-force of each to flow freely through both bodies -- and it is the manifestation of this is spiritual Etheric reality that makes the "two one flesh". Further, the Gospel of John also states that the Disciples were One with both Yeshua, and the Father -- so does that make them God also? Thus, what we have is the prevailing Christian ignorance preached by a clergy who "...promise [of] freedom [in their doctrine of salvation by faith and grace alone], while they themselves are slaves of depravity"
In order to be a believer and follower of Yeshua/Jesus and TheWay, the person must make themselves the "good ground" in which the Living Word has been implanted (see http://SowerAndSeed.com ) -- Christians promote the doctrine that they attribute to Paul with respect to being saved by faith apart from one's actions. And if Paul had meant this in the manner that they imagine, he never would have told them to "be afraid" that if they are unfaithful to their Covenant, that they will be cast away (see http://ebionite.com/#purescriptures ). In the same way that Yeshua taught that with respect to the teachings on the sin of adultery that his followers would be held to a higher standard than the Jews, this is confirmed in Paul's warning to "Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body" (1 Cor 6:18 NKJ). If the author of these words agreed with the doctrine that man is saved by faith apart from his actions, then he would have said that once you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savoir, sexual immorality no longer matters. When Paul wrote that man cannot be saved by the works of the Law, he was making reference to the outward rituals of the Jews -- something which even modern Judaism has rejected (see http://TheThreeLies.com ). Christians are blind to the true meaning of their own scriptures, because to even begin to walk in TheWay, one must Repent. Yet, there can be no repentance, so long as Christians continue to embrace the culture and mindset of this world. Moreover, without true repentance, there can be no Law of Grace -- only the disillusion of being possessed by the Powers of the Left Hand (see http://DivineManna.org ). If the beginning of one's walk in TheWay is initiated with repentance, then there must be a total severing with the sins of one's past in order to be faithful to the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay. To have compassion and make excuses for the ways of this world -- attempting to portray the path of ignorance as being OK from the perspective of the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay -- is merely the product of a defiled mind that Satan whispers to -- often telling you his name is Jesus Christ. So long as you keep following counterfeit shepherds who promote the doctrine that you are saved by Grace regardless of your actions, mindset and lifestyle, then you will continue to be apostates to the Kingdom and the Living Word of God.