The vast majority of Christians who believe they are following Christ have no idea that what they are following has little in common with the original teachings of Jesus. In a recent Christianity Today interview with Brian Mclaren he correctly acknowledges that "One
of the problems is that the average Christian in the average church who
listens to the average Christian broadcasting has such an
oversimplified understanding of both the Bible and of church history -
it would be deeply disturbing for them to really learn about church
In the words of biblical scholar Prof. Elaine Pagles: “It
is the winners who write history - their way. No wonder, then, that the
viewpoint of the successful majority has dominated all traditional
accounts of the origin of Christianity… It suggests that these religious
debates - questions of the nature of God, or of Christ - simultaneously
bear social and political implications that are crucial to the
development of Christianity as an institutional religion. In simplest
terms, ideas which bear implications contrary to that development come
to be labeled as heresy; ideas which implicitly support it become
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 and 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 and theology of the Church has virtually nothing in common with the core teachings and objectives of the Original Gospel Message.
To even begin to return to -- and restore the original spiritual teachings of the Gospels -- the body of believers must demand and be willing to seek a return to the Truth and TheWay. But in view of the fact that the vast majority of Christians exhibit very little affection or desire for Truth because they are only seeking that which will reflect and somehow confirm their present beliefs, the modern Church has been rendered spiritually impotent and barren. And if the statement is made that what the Churches preach and the vast majority of Christians believe has absolutely nothing in common with the original core teachings of Jesus and TheWay that have come to be semi-affiliated with Christianity today (see The Counterfeit Church Foundation @ http://outerdarkness.nazirene.org/#CounterfeitChurch
), they become very quickly offended by the truth. In response, non-Roman Catholics will of course say that while they are aware of the massive corruption of the Roman Church which in the past they portrayed as the Synagogue of Satan, they reason that they bypass the massive corruption by using only the Bible -- which they believe is the ONLY word of God written to mankind. But this position provokes the question: From whom did they receive their Bibles? After all, the Church of Rome must be understood as the source from which the scriptures were received -- directly from the hands of pagan Rome -- and few are cognizant of the fact that their scriptures they rely upon, were thoroughly corrupted in order to support the dogma of Roman Emperors (see http://BibleCorruption.com
). How corrupted? The scribes of the Church even stooped to the level of editing and changing the very words of God spoken to mankind (see http://TheTenWords.com
) -- in order to replace the historical man Jesus with the worship of the Mithraic sun-god. Paul foresaw this vast corruption that transpired, and warned that in the future the Church which called itself Christian would worship the Anti-Christ (see http://Ebionite.com/AntiChrist.htm
). Mankind is presently dwelling in what is portrayed in the Gospels as the "outer darkness"
of mind and being -- and the resolution to escaping the outer darkness is presented in the opening of the article which is appropriately named The Truth (see http://outerdarkness.nazirene.org/#TheTruth
As a matter of (blind) faith, Christians will of course respond that God would never permit His Church to become defiled and corrupted -- but contrary to what they want to believe, not only are they gravely in error, but the reverse is true. In order to help a greater number of God's lost prodigal sons and daughters, it was absolutely necessary to corrupt the original teachings of TheWay and make them usable for common man. And this fact which is neither understood and vehemently denied by the modern Christian world, is explored in the beginning of the Bible Corruption article ( http://BibleCorruption.com
). Why? Why was it necessary to corrupt and dumb-down the scriptures and original teachings to make them acceptable to the multitude of (pagan-minded) mankind? Because mankind is the divine offspring of Creator-God, and he therefore must possess freewill and the freedom to make choices in his life. What then is this world that is portrayed as the Far Country in the parable of the prodigal son? Because of their divided condition, mankind dwells in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness"
where men and women are only able to perceive reality from a three-dimensional perspective. Thus, as explored in the article on the Tree of Life ( http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org
), it is well within man's ability to overcome eating the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Duality, and begin to be nourished by the Life-Giving Fruit of the Tree of Life -- i.e., "'He who has an ear, let
him hear what the Spirit
says to the churches. To
him who overcomes, I
will grant to eat of the
tree of life which is in
the Paradise of God'"
And it is this Divine Manna that can only be received by those who prevail over their organic physical limitations, and become transformed into Living Temples of the Most High. "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, to him I will give of the hidden manna"
(Rev 2:17). What is this "hidden manna"
that only those who "overcome"
can receive? It is the Spiritual Knowledge that in the Greek language is called Gnosis, that only those who have opened the "eyes of the heart" can perceive and understand (see Opening The Eyes Of The Heart @ http://gospelofthomas.nazirene.org/#TheNatureOfGnosis
In contradistinction to this elevated and enlightened level of consciousness that the original teachings of TheWay was intended to bring about, this physical world is a realm of allegorical shadow-images of a higher twelve-dimensional reality that man's limited mind and consciousness cannot perceive or understand. Why? Primarily because of his own divided nature. And the purpose and objective of the original teachings of TheWay that came to be associated with the historical man Jesus who was the forerunner -- i.e., the first of the prodigal son to fulfill the Laws of God and Creation within himself -- which Gospel teachings was intended to restore man's ability to perceive and understand from an undivided twelve-dimensional perspective of a reality that organic man remains totally blind to.
The article An Inconvenient Truth
) presents the core reasons why the scriptures are allegorical with what appears to be an historical facade -- and in the subheading What Difference Does It Make
) it is proven that because organic man dwells at an "animal-soul"
level of consciousness, it is impossible for him to comprehend the higher reality of his own Soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom. Further, it is demonstrated that the biblical authors warned the believers that it is impossible for them to comprehend the true meaning of the scriptures, as well as the spiritual meaning of the Gospels. And to their own demise, the body of Christian believers continue to ignore this fact openly presented in the Bible itself. Its as if they say: The author's of the scriptures make the profound statement that it is impossible for organic man to comprehend the true meaning of the scriptures -- but they then ignore this wisdom and conclude that the warning does not apply to them -- so the misguided clergy and faux-religious authorities who are themselves totally three-dimensional in their thinking, ignore the warning and attempt to interpret the scriptures for the people.
The original Spiritual Christians who recognized that when Paul taught to move on to a condition of maturity -- one of the fruits of this condition of maturity was being able to receive and understand a body of Spiritual Knowledge that remained incomprehensible to those who Paul portrayed as being of a "natural" organic level of mind and consciousness. And those who did as Paul taught and sought this Higher Knowledge were labeled Gnostic, because of their desire to evolve the mind to the necessary level of spiritual maturity to comprehend from a twelve-dimensional perspective. Thus, this formed two primary groups -- those who remained carnal in their thinking and called themselves Orthodox, and the Spiritual Christians who were portrayed as being Gnostic. And what is important to understand today is the fact that the early Spiritual Christians totally rejected both the god of the Jews and the Old Testament. Why? When rightly understood, they were merely doing as Paul instructed them. Remembering that Paul portrayed the written narrative of the scriptures as the "letter that killeth"(2 Cor 3:6). And referred to them as "Jewish fables" (Titus 1:14). Further explaining that "For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear" (2 Tim 4:3). And Paul then writes: "They will reject the truth and chase after myths." Which raises the question: What myths are the people chasing after? At Titus 1:14 Paul writes: "not giving heed to Jewish myths and the commandments of men turning away from the truth." What are the Jewish myths? The Jewish myths that Paul warned the faith-based Christians about is the literal text of the Old Testament that Paul portrayed as the "letter that killeth" [and] "Jewish fables". You can read these myths by opening any Bible and reading the text of the Old Testament. Which means that in our modern era, you can go into any Church and listen to these myths being preached. But this goes to the very core of why the Gospels were written with many important points in total opposition to the Torah and Old Testament. The authors of the Gospels wrote their scriptures in order to free the people from counterfeit religious leaders and the chains of the Mystery Religion known as Judaism. The Spiritual Christians therefore rejected the Old Testament which used extreme allegory and myths to conceal the true meaning and knowledge hidden within the text.
The Gospels are based upon the higher reality that there exists within each person a Source of Knowledge and Truth that is the innate birth-right of the prodigal sons and daughters to tap into. But, in order to bring about this enlightened condition that enables the prodigal son to know the Truth of all Truths, s/he must begin to live the Truth in word, thought, desire and deed -- travailing in TheWay -- transforming the physical body and mind into a Living Consecrated Temple -- which enables the seeker/disciple to become the High Priest that is able to enter the inner Holy of Holies by using the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge to open the inner "narrow gate"
that Jesus taught to enter (see Key of Knowledge @http://KeyOfKnowledge.org
). And this is in fact the basis of the New Covenant -- whereby the body of believers will be taught the Truth directly from what the original disciples and followers of Jesus called the True Prophet (see http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org/#TrueProphet
). In fact, in the original teachings it was impossible for the prodigal sons and daughter to escape the Outer Darkness without putting on the required Wedding Garment and come to TheCall to the Wedding Feast (see http://Sacraments.Nazirene.org
). And in these original teachings, if a person sought out any other teacher than the Indwelling True Prophet, this would defile the Wedding Garment, and make that believer unacceptable to come to TheCall. And because the Church has violated the very foundational tenets and teachings of the New Covenant -- seeking teacher and the wisdom of this world, while rejecting the ONE TEACHER that Jesus commanded to seek out as their only SOURCE of TRUTH and KNOWLEDGE -- the body of faith-based believers has shacked themselves to a self-imposed diaspora of abject spiritual ignorance.
The modern Christians like the Jews before them, worship God with their lips -- i.e., “But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46 NKJ). Even going so far as to warn: “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness’” (Matt 7:22-23 NAS).
Yet, Christians preach from virtually every pulpit that Jesus was wrong -- that the Roman Emperor Constantine and Martin Luther were correct -- and that once a person says their Jesus-prayer accepting Jesus as their personal lord and savior, that they are washed in the blood of the cross and no longer are required to live in accord with the Royal Law of the Most High. And they totally ignore such biblical warnings as stated by Paul that if a believer knowingly sins, they are an apostate to the Kingdom and there is no longer any sacrifice that can bring them salvation -- i.e., "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...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).
The modern Church is founded upon the man-made dogma that the foregoing biblical statement is in error -- and that the faux-authorities of the Church know better than the original Gospel authors, teachings and even Jesus himself. Yet, this ignored statement by Paul totally confirms the use of the Sacraments and earliest teachings of Jesus as proven at http://Sacraments.Nazirene.org (see also The Faux-Baptism Of The Church @ http://brotherofyeshua.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-faux-baptism-of-church.html
To most of the Christian world, the Original teachings of Jesus and TheWay are heresy -- which makes a servant such as myself who was sent to restore the Original Gospel message a heretic. And they say this regardless of the warning by Paul that it is impossible for them to comprehend the spiritual meaning of the Gospel (see http://AnInconvenientTruth.org/#WhatDifference
). And because I write from the perspective of the original pure teachings of Jesus and TheWay -- rather than conform what I write to the dogma of Roman Emperors and faux-clergy -- and once again the reality of the statement is: "But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. He who hates Me hates My Father also" (John 15:21-23 NKJ).
And it has been imposed upon me to state that these words are again prevalent because the original Gospel teachings have been restored throughout my expansive writings. Therefore, the Christian world -- and especially the clergy and authorities -- no longer have an excuse for their error and sin. The body of essential higher knowledge that was suppressed by the Church of Rome, has been restored -- whereby man is taught to seek the Truth and the Kingdom within, and totally reject the man-made dogma of this world. The commandment has been spoken to the modern believer to restore the Church to its pre-Nicene Spiritual Condition as a three-fold healing center (see The Secret (Christian) Doctrine @ http://nazirene.org/secret_doctrine.htm
). And in the words of the Church Father Origen: “Now, in answer to such statements, we say that it is not the same thing to invite those who are sick in soul to be cured, and those who are in health to the knowledge and study of divine things. We, however, keeping both these things in view, at first invite all men to be healed, and exhort those who are sinners to come to the consideration of the doctrines which teach men not to sin, and those who are devoid of understanding to those which beget wisdom, and those who are children to rise in their thoughts to manhood, and those who are simply unfortunate to good fortune, or -- which is the more appropriate term to use -- to blessedness. And when those who have been turned towards virtue have made progress, and have shown that they have been purified by the word, and have led as far as they can a better life, then and not before do we invite them to participation in our mysteries. ‘For we speak wisdom among them that are perfect’”.
Notice that Origen uses the term "manhood"
-- i.e., "...and those who are children to rise in their thoughts to manhood"
Why? Because as Paul correctly states, organic man and faith-based Christians exist at an "animal-soul"
level of consciousness (see http://AnInconvenientTruth.org/#WhatDifference
) -- incapable of comprehending the spiritual meaning of the scriptures, the Gospel and the Higher Reality of the Soul. And as the prodigal sons and daughters who are lost in this, the Far Country Outer Darkness (http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org
), they must do as Jesus taught and intimately embrace the Gospel teachings and travail in TheWay -- “And he who does not
take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life
will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it”
(Matt 10:38-39 NKJ).
And so long as the prodigal son fails to put on the Wedding Garment of Spiritual Purity, he will remain consigned to the "outer darkness" of mind and being -- i.e., "'Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him
into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' For many are
called, but few are chosen" (Matt 22:12-14 NKJV).
To pick up one's own cross and travail in TheWay, it is necessary for the believer to begin the process of transforming their physical mind and body into a Living Consecrated Temple -- which brings about the expansion from three-dimensional to twelve-dimensional perceptive-consciousness. “Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity...” (Heb 6:1-2 NIV).
And because of their allegiance to the man-made dogma or pagan Rome, modern Christians are bound and shackled to the very Jewish fables that Paul warned them to reject.