California Bans First Amendment!!!
In their ruling against Homeschooling (see Spiritual Christianity Outlawed), what the California Judiciary has in actuality done is throw out the First Amendment, and ban the practice of religion. How can I make such a statement, you ask? How can the recent Court of Appeals ruling be portrayed in this manner which many will see as a radical statement on my part? The heart of the matter is seen in the fact that the Church has permitted the state to define religion, which secular progressives have confused with philosophy. And before we can even begin to understand the above statements, we must first understand the difference between religion and philosophy -- especially when philosophy is hiding under the cloak of a pseudo-religion. And it all goes back to the statement in the Epistle of James that "faith apart from actions, is dead"! Why did the Epistle of James directly oppose the salvation of faith as expressed by Paul? Because the faith expressed by Paul, was misinterpreted by carnal believers. The religion of Paul was spiritual, and he was making reference to Gnostic faith (see The Gnostic Paul). And what Paul was in fact opposing, was the rituals of the carnal Jews who failed to understand the spiritual reality of what has been portrayed as the Final Temple that Jesus taught (see Final Temple).
One of the essential elements of the New Covenant teachings of Jesus that is not understood today, is a total rejection of teachers or religious authorities (see The True Prophet). Those who teach, are under the greatly flawed misconception that the mind is empty, and it needs to be filled up by learning the wisdom of men. This paradigm of the mind is actually in reverse of the truth. When you teach a child, you rob them of the opportunity of learning. Often, a true spiritual elder will instruct a student, by asking them questions -- forcing them to both think, and explore what they know and think they know -- connecting to the Inner Source of Knowledge/Gnosis that each person has within their own mind and being. And therefore, you can use the mind either to store data like a programmed computer disk, or you can develop the mind to think -- but it can't be both ways. And while advanced souls often have the ability to struggle with what has been perpetrated upon them by well-meaning adults, and through much work they can gradually overcome the pitfalls of the culture they are born into, the vast majority of people do not. And they get caught up in perpetual loops of squandering away a multitude of lifetimes (see http://ChristianReincarnation.org ).
The objective of religion is to Prove the Truth, and not to blindly believe in philosophical speculations and manmade dogma. The effect of genuine religion is to expand the mind, to deepen the person's understanding, undo the harm inflicted by the various cultures of this world, and assist the seeker in finding their inner soul-self, and the Kingdom within them (see http://GateOfEden.com ). The people of this world have been alienated from the true reality of their own soul, which is the Being of Light encountered in a Near Death Experience (see http://BeingOfLight.com ) -- i.e., a reality of soul that is immortal, and already knows far more than all the books that one could read, and far more than the teachers of this world could ever know. And this opening of the inner "narrow gate" that Jesus taught about, is the primary purpose of religion -- which in our culture, has become confused with philosophy. What is the difference? Philosophy is a belief system that one speculates and contemplates -- often associated with blind faith and belief in the doctrines of men. In contradistinction to philosophy, religion is the mindset and lifestyle that proves the validity of one's philosophy. The lowest form of religion is outward rituals and traditions. These rituals are often allegorical, and must be turned within one's own mind and being. For the most part, modern day Christianity is not a religion -- it is a philosophy that has lost its direction and way. In a philosophy, opinion and theory is the the framework of thought. If we pose the question: Is Jesus God? It is the philosophical belief of the people who call themselves Christians, that he is -- regardless of what the Bible originally stated (see http://TheTenWords.com ). But because they have confused the essence of religion with the tenets of philosophy, they have permitted themselves to become mentally impotent and spiritually castrated -- i.e., unable to prove their beliefs, which is the purpose of religion. Paul commanded to “prove all things” (1 Thes 5:21 KJV) -- and he was able to make this statement, because the framework of his thinking was Spiritual and Gnostic, rather than philosophical and dogmatic.
The differences between philosophy and religion can further be understood when one examines the difference between faith in relation to sure spiritual knowledge which is Gnostic, and this is demonstrated in the quote by Clement of Alexandria as found in Smith & Wace's Bible dictionary: “Faith is the foundation; knowledge the superstructure, by knowledge faith is perfected, for to know is more than to believe. Faith is a summary knowledge of urgent truths; knowledge a sure demonstration of what has been received through faith, being itself reared upon faith through the teachings of the Lord. Thus the Gnostic grasps the complete truth of all revelation from the beginning of the world to the end, piercing to the depths of scripture, of which the believer tastes the surface only. As a consequence of this intelligent sympathy with the Divine Will, the Gnostic becomes in perfect unity in himself, and as far as possible like God. Definite outward observances cease to have any value for one whose being is brought into abiding harmony with that which is eternal; he has no wants, no passions; he rests in the contemplation of God, which is and will be his unfailing blessedness.”
When Clement portrays the Gnostic Christian as being in “…unity in himself”, and developing and expanding his mind and being to the mature and perfected state the person has become “…like God” and “…brought into abiding harmony with that which is eternal”, he is portraying the necessary mindset and lifestyle that is able to bring this higher spiritual reality about in the life of the seeker. So while faith is philosophical, because it is opinion and speculation, Spiritual Knowledge is the Gnosis that is the product of Genuine Religion -- which is the mindset and lifestyle that proves the Truth. Where the people of this world dwell in a carnal stupor that the Bible calls the "outer darkness" (see Outer Darkness), the purpose of religion is to free the lost prodigal sons from the shackles of ignorance imposed upon them in this, the Far Country, and open the inner "narrow gate" to the Kingdom ( http://GateOfEden.com ). But modern secular philosophers and authorities have been so alienated from their own inner soul and the Kingdom, that they are totally ignorant of this deeper reality of human potential of mind and being. Further, modern faith-based religion which is the offspring of secular imposed doctrines of belief, is the result of man becoming so alienated from the Truth by manmade Church dogma, that man's philosophical beliefs have become obstacles to the acquisition of Gnosis. The result is that believers live under the philosophy that they can only know the truth when they pass from this life. And this faith-based fallacy is rejected in the Gospel of Philip where it warns: "Those who say that first they shall die and (then) they shall arise are confused. If they do not first receive the resurrection (while) they live, they will not receive anything (when) they die" ( http://DivineManna.org ).
Our Constitutional Forefathers were Deists and Gnostic -- and the religion that is protected by the First Amendment is not physical belief -- but rather, the practice of Spiritual Religion -- which is the mindset and lifestyle necessary to connect with one's higher soul-self, and the Inner Kingdom. The environment of the secular schools so alienate the child from their inner true self that our modern secular progressive culture is totally ignorant of, that the child is incapable of overcoming the spiritual damage that has been perpetrated upon them, with the result being that they are deprived of the Life that Jesus taught about. Thus, the California Judiciary has imposed a (spiritual) death sentence upon the children -- and deprived them of the opportunity of Life as revealed in the teachings of Jesus. And in their very limited understanding of religion as defined by the state of California, the First Amendment protection of the practice of religion has been totally thrown out. While philosophy is speculation and belief, the practice of religion is the thinking, mindset and lifestyle that enables the seeker to become the Final Temple (see http://TheThreeLies.com#temple ), which enables the Kingdom to Come within the seekers mind and being, and the process of second birth to be achieved. This necessary mindset and lifestyle which is the true practice of religion, has been banned by the state of California.
Brother Of Yeshua