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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Jesus Rejected Christianity

Jesus Rejected Christianity 

Christianity existed before Jesus, and he rejected it.  The early Church Authority Epiphanius writes that the name Ebionite "...was at first ...a common name for all" the original followers of Jesus (Epiphanius Adv. Haer., xxix. 1). And this is where much of the confusion is generated. It can be rightfully stated that the teachings of Jesus disappeared, and when rightly understood, the Roman Empire was not converted to the religion of Jesus -- but rather, the personage and image of Jesus was converted to a secular authorized form of Mithraism.  And it is easy to prove and demonstrate that even the name Christian is drawn directly from Mithraicism (see Christ Before Jesus  ).  In fact, the doctrine of Original Sin, which is the foundation of Mithraism, was rejected by Jesus and the Original Gospel Teachings (see The Original Sin Of The Church  ).  Which means that the most important spiritual teachings of Jesus were suppressed and abandoned by a fourth century Secular Theocracy where the priests existed as officials of the government that peddled salvation in order to rule over the people.  Like most Theocracies, those who opposed the Emperor were hunted down as heretics -- quoting historian Edward Gibbon in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: ”Constantine easily believed that the heretics, who presumed to dispute his opinions or to oppose his commands, were guilty of the most absurd and criminal obstinancy... Not a moment was lost in excluding the ministers and teachers of the separated congregations from any share of the rewards and immunities which the emperor had so liberally bestowed on the orthodox clergy. But as the sectaries might still exist under the cloud of royal disgrace, the conquest of the East was immediately followed by an edict which announced their total destruction”.  The true followers of Jesus were hunted down as heretics because they rejected the religion of the emperor.  

Today we call ourselves by the Greek word Christian -- but have we ever questioned where the term originated? If modern believers were truly sincere in their desire for a more intimate relationship with the Lord, they would immediately want to know the answer to the question as to why the "early believers avoided" using the name Christian? The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge confirms that the name "originated outside of Christian and Jewish circles". Thus, when rightly understood, a religious group that was outside the teachings of the Gospels, portrayed themselves as Christian, prior to the advent of Jesus and the Gospel teachings. And the original followers of Jesus rejected the name Christian, because the Gospel teachings have virtually nothing in common with the teachings of those who called themselves Christian -- which was converted into a Theocracy in the fourth-century, and was therefore dictated to by a series of Emperors when it became the Universal Religion of the Pagan Roman Empire. 

 If, as Jesus taught, that the entrance to the Kingdom is within each us (Luke 17:20-21), and one of the primary purposes of the Gospel teachings is the body of knowledge on how to fulfill the Law and enter through the "narrow gate" within us -- thereby enabling the prodigal sons/daughters to be restored to the Edenic Kingdom -- therein fulfilling the objective to be in the world and not of it -- and this is accomplished by fulfilling the Law of God as Jesus taught, and his original followers witnessed as demonstrated in the words of Hippolytus when he stated that it was the Ebionite position that the man Jesus "...was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity" (see Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34). Hence "when Ebionites [or any other person] thus fulfills the law, they are able to become Christs, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity" (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34). And this is in fact the purpose and objective of the Gospel teachings -- i.e., to enable the lost prodigal sons/daughters to be restored to the Edenic Kingdom (see  ) while still in the physical body-vessel -- and to attain the Anointing and At-Onement with the Divine Mind (see At-Onement With The Logos/Son Of God  ). Which means that the question that confronts every person who has ever walked the face of the earth is this: How many lifetimes will it take for you to fulfill the Natural Laws of Creation within your own mind and being, and in the words of the Revelation, "Go Out No More" -- i.e., "He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more" (Rev 3:12 see Go Out No More  ).

That the Ebionites had been taught and enlightened by Jesus as to the spiritual meaning of the Law, and they did not observe it outwardly in ritual and tradition in the manner of the Jews, is the reason why the early Christian author Epiphanius who was an opponent of the Ebionites, and considered them to be heretics who continued to embrace the Law, wrote that the Ebionites "do not accept Moses' Pentateuch in its entirety; certain sayings they reject... stating Christ has revealed this to me, and will blaspheme most of the legislation" (Panarion 30.18.7-9). If the original followers of Jesus "blasphemed" most of the tenets of the Jewish observance of the Law -- instead, embracing the spiritual meaning that "Christ has revealed" to them -- then it is the body of esoteric spiritual teachings that could not be understood by many of the gentiles, and therefore not be revealed to the multitudes that is the Core Gospel Teachings. That the Gentiles were too carnal to understand the spiritual meaning of the Law, and the Jews threw away the Key of Knowledge in their outward observations and ritual interpretations (see Application Of The Key Of Knowledge  ), has immersed both Jew and Christian alike in ignorance of the purpose and objective of the Original Gospel teachings -- i.e., the original followers were “…rejected from one religion as apostates, and from the other as heretics” (Gibbon: Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire. When Jesus was asked by a man inquiring about eternal life: "Good master, what good shall I do that I may have life everlasting?" Jesus rejected being called "good master" -- as seen when Jesus answered him: "Why do you ask me about what is good? Only God is good. If you want to have eternal life, you must obey his commandments" (Matt 19:17). If Jesus was God as the Church declared him in the fourth century, then Jesus would not have rejected the Preferred Pronoun "good master". In fact, he would have acknowledged the title of God. And in his answer to the man inquiring about how to achieve "eternal life", Jesus stated: "...If you want to have eternal life, you must obey his commandments"

Jesus taught his original followers and disciples the spiritual meaning of the Law that each person must fulfill within their own mind and being, in order for their minds to become Anointed (Messiah/Christ) -- Anointed with what? The Light of the Divine Mind of God. When Jesus spoke of "works of the Law", he was portraying that mindset, thinking and lifestyle that is necessary for a person's mind to become Anointed with the Light of the Divine Mind at the Core of their Consciousness. That the scriptures have an inner spiritual meaning that can only be seen and understood by those who have the "eyes to see", is stated in the words: "Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures" (Luke 24:45). Why couldn't they understand the scriptures prior to Jesus "...opening their understanding"? What Jesus stated was that only a very small select few who had begun to fulfill the precepts of the Law of God within them as Jesus taught, were able to receive and understand the most important teachings and concepts known to mankind that Jesus taught. Which provokes the most important question that few people are in any manner prepared to understand: Why could Jesus convey the mysteries of the kingdom ONLY to a very select few, and that he was unable to convey the higher truths to the multitudes who came to hear him teach? Because until which time they put on the necessary wedding garment and began to fulfill the Law, they will continue to dwell in the "outer darkness" of mind and being -- i.e., "But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who didn't have on wedding clothing, and he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here not wearing wedding clothing?' He was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and throw him into the outer darkness; there is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.' For many are called, but few chosen." (Matt 22:1-14). In the Homilies of Clement the Apostle Peter is quoted as stating the the required wedding garment that the person "...ought to beware that it be not in any part of it stained with sin, and so he be rejected as unworthy and reprobate." Which is confirmed in the words: "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). Jesus makes reference to the prophecy of Isaiah with respect to the necessity purity of the wedding garment and states: "‘When you hear what I say, you will not understand. When you see what I do, you will not comprehend. For the hearts of these people are hardened, and their ears cannot hear, and they have closed their eyes— so their eyes cannot see, and their ears cannot hear, and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to me and let me heal them’" (Matt 13:14-15). It is important to recognize that the reason the people could not hear or understand, was caused by their own deafness and inability to understand the teachings and concepts presented to them. Even to the degree that their condition of mind inhibited them from turning about, so they could be healed. Thus, in order to understand the meaning of the teachings of Jesus, it required them to make change in their lives -- for them to un-harden their hearts, and enable their eyes to see and their ears to hear the Higher Spiritual Truths which their organic mind could not receive and comprehend.  And because the modern believer has embrace the religion of Roman Emperors that was a Theocracy that came into existence in the fourth century (see  The Religion Of Roman Emperors ), which has virtually nothing in common with the original Gospel teachings (see The Law Of The Gospels   ), they remain lost, confused, and spiritually disenfranchised.  





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