Prologue To The Key Of Knowledge: The word prologue literally means: Before Logos -- and when properly understood, Christians are being denied access to the (Indwelling) Logos because the Pagan Church of 4th Century Rome threw away the Key of Knowledge -- resulting in the total alienation of the community of believers from the path they must travel in TheWay, to enter the Presence of the Logos/Son of God -- enabling them to learn all Truths directly from the Source. When biblical scholar and Dead Sea Scroll expert A. Powell Davies attempted to warn the Christian world that “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” -- and another scholar expert Prof. John Allegro stated that the Dead Sea Scrolls provide overwhelming evidence that “...may upset a great many basic teachings of the Christian Church. This in turn would greatly upset many Christian Theologians and believers. The heart of the matter is, in fact, the source and originality of Christian doctrine” -- what the biblical scholars confirmed is the fact that the dogmatic doctrines of the Church has virtually nothing in common with the core teachings and objectives of the Original Gospel Message of the Good News! But in view of the fact that the original followers of Jesus were all hunted down as heretics, it should come as no surprise that modern Christianity has virtually nothing in common with both the pre-Nicene Church, or the original teachings of TheWay.
Can these assertions be proven using the scriptures? Most definitely!!! And one of the prime examples of the fact that modern Church dogmatic doctrine has absolutely nothing in common with the original teachings and objectives of the Gospel, is seen in the statement of Jesus condemning the Pharisees for throwing away the Key of Knowledge. And exactly what was it that Jesus said? "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52 NLT).
While the Christians, like the Jews before them who threw away the Key of Knowledge, look for the Kingdom to come upon the earth, the Gospel itself states that the Kingdom will never come upon the earth, because it is within you -- and it is therein that you must seek it: "And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God comes not with observation: Neither shall they say, See here! or, see there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:20-21). If it is true and the Kingdom is within you, then the question that Christians should be asking, is how must it be entered? The answer is the proper application of the Key of Knowledge by turning the scriptures within your own mind and being -- i.e., "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52). Thus, in understanding these words spoken to the Pharisees, the questions must be asked: How did the Pharisees and Jewish authorities "...hide the key to knowledge from the people"? Why did Jesus condemn the leaders of the Jews for failing to enter the Kingdom themselves? -- i.e., "...You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves"! And how did the religious leaders of the Jews"...prevent others from entering?" That the primary objective of the Gospel is to prepare and enable the seeker/disciple to enter the Kingdom, is further demonstrated in Jesus' condemnation of the blind religious leaders as seen in the words: "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to" (Matt 23:13 NIV). Which means that the Kingdom of God is not something that will come is we wait for it -- but rather, it is a reality which man must seek and find -- within himself.
Taking the above one step further, I fully realize that many Bible translations simply refuse to interpret Luke 17:21 correctly. In analysis of this great biblical controversy, Robertson’s Word Pictures of the New Testament writes: “What Jesus says to the Pharisees is that they, as others, are to look for the kingdom of God within themselves, not in outward displays and supernatural manifestations. It is not a localized display ‘Here’ or ‘There.’ It is in this sense that in Luke 11:20 Jesus spoke of the kingdom of God as ‘come upon you,’ speaking to Pharisees”. The article then goes on to add that the only other instance of the Greek word “entos” being used in the New Testament, is at Matthew 23:26, where the Pharisees are told to clean “the inside of the cup”. Moreover, the Wescott and Hort Greek text, as well as most other authorities, render the translation of this word: “inside of you is”. Which means that the original teachings of TheWay was a system whereby the seeker/disciple takes the yoke of Messiah/Christ upon themselves -- picking up their own cross and travailing in TheWay -- which enables the disciple to enter through the "narrow gate" and dwell in the Kingdom, while still physically alive in the body -- overcoming the division of heaven and earth within the person -- i.e., the Lord commanded his followers to "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Matt 7:13-14 NIV). Because the Church threw away the Key of Knowledge, and adopted pagan dogmatic doctrines of belief, the Christian world sits idly complacent on the side of the "broad-way ...that leads to destruction" -- giving lip service and worshiping their brother, that they must themselves imitate, in order to enter into Life. And it was for this reason that the Adam Clark Commentary stated that if the original Gospel portrayal of the historical man Jesus was correct, that "...the whole Christian system is vain and baseless"!!! (see The Ten Words).
The True Reality Of The Scriptures: While the scriptures when used for their intended purpose as the Key of Knowledge -- and this is especially true of the Gospels -- are the most important writings available to mankind in his quest for Knowledge and the Ultimate Answers to all of Life -- the fact that manmade pagan dogma was forced on the Church by the sword of Roman Emperors, and in its present spiritually defiled condition has rendered the Church spiritually impotent -- is the purpose of this writing is to bring about the goal of restoring the Gospel teachings of Jesus and TheWay to their former place of Anointed Honor. The Didache states: There are two ways, one of life and one of death -- the way of this world leads the person down the"broad-way of self-destruction" -- as does also manmade dogma -- but, when the scriptures are used in accord with their original intention and objectives as the Key of Knowledge, they are able to open the inner "narrow strait gate" that provides entrance for the prodigal son and daughter to return to the Kingdom.