Is there such a thing as a test or standard of legitimacy? Thus, the question: If there is a Higher Law than that of man -- and man's laws are in conflict with this Higher Law -- then the question becomes: Is the law of man that is in conflict with Higher Law legitimate? In order to understand what is being set forth in this question, there must be an understanding that there exists certain words that express and are representative of a Higher Reality that simply cannot be redefined by man -- i.e., as an example: In order for a Divinely Ordained Marriage to exist between a husband and wife, that Marriage must be in accord with Higher Spiritual Standards and Requirements. If it is not, then no marriage ordained by man can have legitimacy beyond a very superficial cloak of this world. But then we must pose the question: How does one discern the difference between what is valid? And what is counterfeit? Like the word Marriage, the word Gnosis is indicative of Experiential Spiritual Knowledge that is imparted directly into the mind of the soul of man by God. Therefore, Gnosis cannot be read out of a book -- it cannot be taught through word of mouth -- neither can it be preached from a pulpit -- and it cannot be redefined by man to mean anything less than the direct transference of Spiritual Divine Manna from God into the mind of man in an enlightened state. In the same way that marriage by man that fails to meet Higher Spiritual Standards is superficial and non-existent -- and Gnosis (Divine Knowledge) that is not imparted directly by God is counterfeit -- the laws enacted by worldly governments of man that are in conflict with Divine Law, render the whole of that government illegitimate.
In a commentary by Walter Williams entitled America's Move Towards Tyranny it is written: Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis warned, "The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding." The freedom of individuals from compulsion or coercion never was, and is not now, the normal state of human affairs. The normal state for the ordinary person is tyranny, arbitrary control and abuse mainly by their own government. While imperfect in its execution, the Founders of our nation sought to make an exception to this ugly part of mankind's history. Unfortunately, at the urging of the American people, we are unwittingly in the process of returning to mankind's normal state of affairs.
When properly understood, what Walter Williams is asserting is the fact that the vast majority of governments that ruled over mankind have in fact been illegitimate -- having failed the tests of Natural Law that reigns Supreme over all of Creation. And in accord with Higher Natural Law which is presented more fully under the heading of American Spirituality, not only are governments which deprive people of their Essential God-Given Rights illegitimate -- but those people and governments who are responsible for depriving others of their Rights, will themselves be deprived of their own Rights in the future. And that men and women who invoke evil upon others become immersed in a perpetual loop which I liken to the movie Groundhog Day, is a realty that most people are not even prepared to understand and embrace.
If this is true, then the question is raised: Is the Vision of the American Constitutional Framers valid and relevant in Australia or any other nation beyond the continental borders of the United States? As demonstrated at the forgoing heading of American Spirituality, the Constitutional Framers possessed the Higher Insight and Knowledge (Gnosis) that enabled them to provide to mankind an essential framework of Universal Natural Laws within which all governments of mankind must ascribe to as standards. Which means that the Constitution which they enacted was based upon a valid Framework of Gnosis imparted directly from God into the minds of men. And in the same way that the Gospels contain a Universal Message to all of mankind, the Higher Vision based upon Gnosis and set forth by the framers of the United States Constitution, is not only the Direct Expression of Natural Law -- but is equally relevant to all People's of this world and their governments. It is not Americans only that are born with UnAlienable God-Given Rights -- but rather, all of mankind. Which means that the Constitutional Framers merely expressed their Divine Knowledge (Gnosis) of the Laws of Nature and Nature's God, and expressed these tenets of Higher Natural Law as a declaration of the Universal Rights of Man to all of mankind.
To the average person who is totally unaware of even the existence of Natural Laws which oversee and bring about the development of the soul while in this world, the question is posed -- i.e., Is The Government of Australia Legitimate? And while on the surface this question would appear to be rather bazaar! Yet, when what has been portrayed as the Laws of Nature and Nature's God is properly understood -- in conjunction with the Essential Rights of Man as innately possessing UnAlienable God-Given Rights -- then it can be factually stated that any government that attempts to inhibit those God-Given Rights that is part of the inheritance of every man, woman and child, has deemed itself illegitimate. Raising the question: Can a government be illegitimate? Yes!!! And those governments which fail to recognize and observe the Natural Laws and inherent Rights of Man, have absolutely no legitimacy beyond the false image and counterfeit facade of this world.
Under what can be portrayed as the Natural Rights of Man that is his inheritance as the divine offspring of God, no government or worldly authority has a legitimate compelling interest to deny any other man his freedom and liberty -- so long as one man's freedom does not directly impose upon the Rights of another man or society as a whole. But because few worldly authorities understand the Natural Laws and inherent Rights of Man -- and virtually no one in a position of authority understands that each person is born into their present life in accord with their own past actions (see The Conditions Of One's Birth - Life - And Death) -- those in a position of authority often violate the Natural Laws and Rights of Man, and find themselves born into lives of repression and restraint -- a condition that Jesus portrayed as a type of prison (see The Prison). And when what is at stake is the very legitimacy of the government that is supported by a nation of people -- a nation of people who themselves can be born into lives of tribulation based upon the denial of freedom and liberty that their government inflicted upon others (see The Secondary Effect Of The Laws) -- then the people who comprise the nation will be deprived of their own freedom and liberty in the future. And the fact that the Natural Laws which control every aspect of this world is not understood by the vast majority of the people today, does not at all exempt them from the causal effect of the violation of those Natural Laws in the future -- i.e., "He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity" (Rev 13:9).
When the question was recently set before a North Carolina Court: What's Wrong With Wearing A Seat Belt? -- in the test of the Natural Laws and UnAlienable Rights of Man, the case was wisely dismissed. Yet, this same exact issue has been set before The Magistrates Court Of Queensland -- which means the question must be asked: Who is on trial? When Natural Law is properly understood, what is actually on trial is the very legitimacy of the government of Australia. As an Ebionite of the Nazirene Vow, Rick Allan East has a religious and spiritual objection against wearing a seat belt in accord with his own knowledge of the Natural Laws which control all events in this world as set forth in the article The Cross And The Seat Belt. And regardless of the fact that the government of Australia has absolutely no compelling interest with respect to whether Rick East is wearing a seat belt -- the government is in the process of imposing itself into the life of Rick East in an attempt to inhibit Rick from living in accord with Natural Law and exercising his inherent UnAlienable Rights of Man.
The only real question that has yet to be answered is whether The Magistrates Court Of Queensland will expect Rick East to live in accord with what he knows to be a monumental lie -- as demonstrated both spiritually and scientifically in the article The Cross And The Seat Belt? Which means that it is not Rick East that is on trial -- but rather, the legitimacy of the governmental authority of Australia itself is being put on trial. The issues and facts have been set before the court -- with the only valid question as to whether the exercise of Rick East's religious and spiritual convictions is a detriment to the people of Australia? If the government can demonstrate that Rick East's failure to wear a seat belt is a detriment to the citizens of Australia? Then, and only then, does the cause of action against Rick East possess any validity with respect to Higher Law and Supreme Authority. But if the government is unable to demonstrate that the practice of Rick East's religious and spiritual convictions is a detriment to the people of Australia -- and the court finds him guilty -- then it is the legitimacy of the court and the government itself that has been put on trial.
Under Natural Law, Rick East has an obligation to live in accord with the knowledge of the Higher Laws that has been revealed to him. As an Ebionite Nazirene, Rick East possesses Gnosis based upon a Universal Vision into the causal factors of Natural Law, in a parallel manner that the Constitutional Framers derived their own Knowledge of what they portrayed as the Universal Laws of Nature and Nature's God (see f American Spirituality). And this process is explored in a subheading entitled The Heightening And Expansion Of Mind, which demonstrates that the tenets and objectives of a Spiritual Religion is very different than the secular defined faith-based religion that exists today. And it is therein explained that when the Natural Laws are understood, that there is no such thing as luck, chance, fortune or accident -- in that, all events in this world have a pre-existing cause which those people who walk the spiritual path and develop their intuitive spheres of mind, have the ability to perceive. Therefore, unless it can be demonstrated that Rick East's actions are a detriment to other people, then it is the very legitimacy and authority of the government that has been put on trial.
aka Brother Of Yeshua/Jesus