Fidelity To The Teachings Of TheWay - Reply To NeW
In reply to my August 12th entry entitled: Network Of Enlightened Women (NeW) - The Time Has Come, many of those who offer comments in the original Politico.com article entitled: Young students fighting culture war, attempt to portray Conservative women and values as being outdated, and unenlightened. Yet, just the opposite is true. Because the vast majority of Liberals lack any real depth and understanding of man's true nature and form, they squander away their very opportunity of life that they have been presented with. In reply to my above entry Karin writes: "I appreciate you taking the time to answer my question. I feel that you represent something very important that is missing in Christianity. Your words and understanding seem to form a clear picture of what it means to understand our place in this evil society, and how we can rise above it and connect to a whole different and spiritual reality. In this way, your words are truly the treasure of wisdom that the Bible However, I feel that my focus and my purpose is a little different than yours. I feel that I have been called to seek out these answers through the Bible as deeply as possible, to truly explain in depth how the Bible foretells his whole plan and picture beyond belief. I want people to understand the things you say, but I want to reach the people who see the Bible as highly authoritative. I feel that I have done this, I just have boxes of notes that I have yet to write up." (see Reply).
As I write below to Karin, man's search for Truth requires absolute fidelity to Truth -- not to Churches and their doctrines of belief, or the political and philosophical leaders and cultures of this world. If you believe that Jesus knew the Truth, and he taught TheWay to find that Truth, then it is necessary to exercise absolute fidelity to those teachings. And in explanation I reply to Karin:
With respect to what you write below: The work you are doing is of the utmost importance. It is not important that you understand as I do -- only that you continue to help others to understand that only those who are willing to live the biblical lifestyle, can ever possess an enlightened understanding of both the meaning of the scriptures, and life itself. And in this respect, what you are doing is of the utmost importance that is necessary to lay the foundation for a truly enlightened spiritual society.
The very first aspect of faithfulness, is fidelity to the teachings. Those who proclaim belief in Jesus, must demonstrate this belief through fidelity to his teachings -- i.e., "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46 KJV). It is therefore a fallacy that you can be faithful to the teachings of Jesus and TheWay, while embracing the mindset and lifestyle of this world. And what you are doing is demonstrating to other young girls that it is possible to live by a spiritual moral standard that opens the door to true spiritual learning and enlightenment.
Please don't think that you have to know what I know. I have been a disciple of Messiah/Christ for more years than you have been alive. I am just writing to confirm to you that a time of spiritual renewal and rebirth is at hand -- and it begins with individuals who are willing to hold to spiritual principles -- exercise fidelity in their life -- and live their highest ideal in the wholeness of word, thought desire and deed. And in the same way that you are striving to be a woman who leads other women, there are men who will lead other men to do what is right and proper. And it is these people who are faithful in their beliefs and lifestyle, that will be blessed with the opportunity to move onward in their journey in TheWay.
There is nothing that is arbitrarily written in the Gospels. Every teaching is set forth to the reader for an important reason. And while, in a spiritually immature state, the reader will not be able to understand the reason behind the many teachings that are presented, as they begin to mature, only then can their reasoning and understanding of higher truths that are underlying principles of the teachings, can even begin to become apparent to them. You are presently a student at a Law University -- and if you failed to apply yourself as a student, you would derive very little benefit from the opportunity that has been presented to you. The same is true with respect to those who look to the New Testament and Jesus as their teacher and guide in TheWay. Perhaps the recent example of Sen. John Edwards is a prime example -- i.e., the two Americas that he was really speaking about, were those who are faithful to their wives and higher spiritual principles, and the ones like him who say one thing, while doing something totally different than what they preach. And in this respect, the problem from a cultural perspective, is seen in the fact that: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV) -- and there is a Law that maintains the reality that a person or group of people can never know and possess any greater level of Truth, than they are willing to live and manifest in their lives. And in this respect the equation is very simple as set forth by the second century Church Elder Clement of Alexandria where is wrote: “For by doing the will of God we know the will of God” (Stromata, Bk 1, Ch 8). And this is why the Epistle of James warns that faith without actions, is dead. And once the Laws are understood, this fact is especially demonstrated in the parable of the Sower and the Seed where it is warned: "And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?" (Mark 4:13 KJV). Which conveys to the reader that if you fail to understand what this parable is teaching with respect to both fidelity to the teachings, and the putting the teachings into practice in one's everyday life, then you will never understand anything of any real value with any true depth of comprehension. And in this, the message that you are sharing with others, is of a primary importance to moving beyond the limitations of carnal understanding, and becoming truly enlightened by the Holy Spirt that can only be imparted to those who are truly faithful. And in the same way that Jesus taught that a man who looks upon another woman with lust, has already committed adultery -- fidelity in all things is required of those who are found faithful believers. He who fails to exercise fidelity to the teachings of Jesus and TheWay, are not sincere believers regardless of what they say with their lips. He who can't be faithful with the things of the simple faith, can never be entrusted to receive and know the Mysteries of the Kingdom.
GodSpeed in TheWay,