Nicodemus And The Law Of Birth: When Jesus stated to Nicodemus that "...Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:3) -- Jesus was not at all making reference to a dogmatic religious belief that in modern times is being promoted by many Christians who fail to understand the Laws of Birth -- i.e., "say this prayer and you are born again". But rather, Jesus was making reference to the Natural Laws that are the foundation and reality of Human Nature and the very purpose of the life we are presently living, as seen in the words: "...For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it ...For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now" (Romans 8:20-22). If, what is often portrayed as the Fall of Man, and all of "...creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it" -- what this means is that all the trials and tribulations of life are "...the whole creation groaning and laboring with birth pangs", which are necessary for the purpose of achieving the subsequent stages of birth. Therefore, in the allegorical Genesis account, Eve/Woman was drawn from and separated from Adam/Man as personified in the Tree of Duality (a.k.a. as the Tree of Knowledge/Duality), so the Male and Female polarities of Mind could interact, evolve, and bring about the necessary subsequent stages of birth by achieving Wholeness -- and enable each soul to be restored to the Edenic Kingdom and reunited to the Divine Mind. And this Fact with respect to the Purpose of Life and Birth is further presented in the Amplified Bible Translation which better captures the meaning in the words: "Jesus answered him, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless a person is born again [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified], he cannot [ever] see and experience the kingdom of God.” Which provokes a number of questions: How is a person "born from above"? How is a person "spiritually transformed"? Jesus taught that the Kingdom will never come outwardly as the Jews and modern Christians look for it, because the Kingdom is within you as stated by Jesus in the words: "nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:20-21). Which means that the kingdom must come when the sincere seeker of Truth achieves the necessary Wholeness of Mind and Being that enables the seeker to achieve the subsequent stages of birth. When such an Anointed/Christed person can do the works their elder brother Jesus did (see Jesus Taught To Become The Christ http://TheLawOfTheGospels.com#BecomeTheChrist ) -- as Jesus himself predicted when he stated: "Truly, truly, I tell you, whoever believes in Me will also do the works that I am doing. He will do even greater things than these" (John 14:12). Those who experience the transformative "birth from above" that brings about the process of mental-development and spiritual-deepening that is brought about by fulfilling the Laws of God and living in accord with the spiritually-holistic lifestyle that Jesus taught (see The Spiritual Holistic Lifestyle http://BrotherOfJesus.org#TheSpiritualHolisticLifestyle ). Which means that all the modern Christians who reject the Law as Jesus originally taught, fail to bring about the subsequent stages of birth, and cause their own failure when they physically die and experience what can be portrayed as a Spiritual Miscarriage (see below http://DivineMarriage.org#FailureOfBirth ). The Fact of Life is that you must achieve the subsequent stages of birth while you are still in the physical body -- as stated in the suppressed teaching of the Gospel of Philip where it states: "Those who say that first they shall die and (then) they shall arise are confused. If they do not first receive the resurrection (while) they live, they will not receive anything (when) they die". If you physically die prior to achieving the subsequent stages of birth through the symbolism of the Resurrection, then you cannot be resurrected in your afterlife. And while this Fact of Life is understood in the pre-Nicene teachings on the pre-existent soul that evolves to Wholeness and Perfection over the course of many lives (see Pre-Nicene Church Taught Reincarnation http://ChristianReincarnation.org#PreNiceneChurch ), the dogmatic teaching on Original Sin inhibits the necessary development of mind that enables the seeker to advance and bring about the subsequent stages of birth. And this is why Jesus warned the body of complacent believers who fail to fulfill the Laws of Birth: "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'" (Matt 7:21-23)
The Facts and Purpose of the Life we are living is embodied in the statement that "...the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it ...For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs" -- which indicates that the very purpose of the life each person is presently living is to bring about the subsequent stages of spiritual "birth from above". And that it is within each person's ability to fulfill the Natural Laws of God, is further established when Jesus taught that the subsequent stages of birth are brought about by those who seek Wholeness -- as confirmed in the words: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17). Before this verse can be understood we must first understand what it means to be Whole. Which provokes the question: How is Wholeness achieved? The answer is by fulfilling the Law within one's own mind and being as Jesus confirmed. And what this means is that, contrary to the dogma of the modern Church, if Jesus is the savior who every person needs for salvation, then Jesus himself said the Church was wrong, and those who are Whole do not need him. And as a physician, Jesus did not come for the salvation of those who are Whole, but only for those who are sick and in need of a physician. When Nicodemus further questioned Jesus about the need to achieve the subsequent stages of birth, Jesus replies: "...Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness" (John 3:11). Thus, by virtue of his words, Jesus is not speaking only of himself -- i.e., in the singular -- but rather, he is speaking in the plural with respect to the higher reality that ALL who evolve to Wholeness by fulfilling the Law, and achieve the subsequent stages of birth know, can witness to the Kingdom coming within their own Mind and Being. And when Nicodemus still did not understand what Jesus was stating with respect to the need to bring about the subsequent stages of birth from above, Jesus stated that Nicodemus was yet too carnal and immature to comprehend -- i.e., "...If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?" And this higher reality remains as true today, as when Jesus stated these words to Nicodemus: Organic man who does not understand the need to bring about the next stages of soul and spiritual births, are incapable of understanding the "...heavenly things" -- and even fail to understand the esoteric reality of what Jesus portrayed as "...earthly things".
The allegorical symbology of the eating of the apple and the opening of the eyes to see the duality of good and evil, was all necessary and brought about so that the Mind as manifest in the divided Adam/Man and Woman/Eve could evolve and develop -- thereby enabling the process of Higher Spiritual Birth to be brought about -- the purpose of which was to enable "...the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever”. (Gen 3:22). And it is this objective for all of mankind to achieve, which is the Whole purpose of the Gospel teachings. Which means that the whole paradigm of Original Sin which was imported into the man-made dogma of the Church, is a man-made doctrine that is a hoax that has left the Christian world spiritually disenfranchised. And when the Gospel teachings are understood, that each and every soul will eventually achieve the subsequent stages of birth, is why the original Gospels taught the pre-existent soul that evolves to Wholeness and Perfection over the course of many lives (see Pre-Nicene Church Taught Reincarnation http://ChristianReincarnation.org#PreNiceneChurch ). But the fourth century Church of Constantine rejected a religion where the objective was to embody the Anointing/Christing in each person's life. So the Mithraic doctrine of Original Sin was imported and adopted by the fourth century Church of Constantine (see Original Sin Rejects Gospel Teachings http://TheLawOfTheGospels.com#OriginalSinRejectsGospel ) -- the Gospel texts were ravished and the core teachings about soul-evolution and birth were suppressed and removed (see Bible Corruption http://BibleCorruption.com ) -- and those who rejected the religion of the emperor were hunted down as heretics -- as confirmed by the historical record: ”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”.
If Jesus walked among us today he would speak in much the same way to the leaders of the Christian Church as he did to Nicodemus, a leader among the Pharisees. He would say: "You must be born again from above to enter the Kingdom of God". And to this the modern Church leaders would reply: "We diligently called upon your name and said our prayer declaring our re-birth in Christ"! And to them Jesus would reply: "A man cannot be re-born by the words that he speaks with his lips! Neither can a person be born from "above", without the spiritual transformation of self into a Living Consecrated Temple. Then Jesus would ask the Church leaders: Who told you such a thing that by virue of repeating of words would initiate the process of spiritual birth? Then Jesus would explain: Unless a man is born a second time by the cleansing and the total immersion of the flesh, which brings about the Anointing (Messiah/Christ) of the Spirit, and the subsequent stages of birth, then there is no life in him! Which is why Jesus portrayed the people of this world as being in a form of death -- i.e., Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead” (Matt 8:21-22). And then Jesus would say to the Church leaders: "Hasn't my disciples witnessed to you when they said: We must through many tribulations enter the Kingdom of God!" (Acts 14:22). And then he would add: "Does their witness sound as if a man is born again by virtue of the words he speaks?"
Like Nicodemus who attempted to interpret spiritual truths in a carnal and earthly manner, the leaders of the modern Church would reply: "But didn't Paul say that believers are saved by faith and not works?" And Jesus would reply: "Yes, Paul was correct when he said that man cannot achieve the subsequent stages of birth by a ritual observance of the Mosaic Law in the manner of the Jews! But faith in Messiah/Christ indicates that you are willing to pick up your own cross and follow in my footsteps by travailing in TheWay! Then Jesus would ask: Wasn't it the same Paul who wrote to you: 'Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry...'” (Col 3:5-10). Then Jesus would add: "Does this sound as if Paul meant you to call upon the Lord with your lips, and continue to live in the manner of those who walk the broad-way to self-destruction?" Then Jesus would say to them: "Didn't my brother warn you: 'But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works/actions is dead? (James 2:20). Then Jesus would ask our Church leaders: "Do you think that he didn't know the Truth! And did he say anything different than Paul who commanded you to put to death your earthly nature?" Then Jesus would add: "With respect to works, it is easy to perform the ritual observance of the Jews, while it takes true spiritual works to fulfill the words of Paul when he told you to put off your old self in order for the new spiritual self to manifest". Further stating: For I tell you that: "...unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matt 5:20). Yet, in total rejection of the Gospel teaching the modern Church has taught that they are no longer accountable to fulfilling the Law -- i.e., "“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven" (Matt 5: 17-20). And therein lies the problem as seen in the fact that you can't believe in Original Sin and the evolution of the Soul over the course of many lives (see Original Sin Rejects Gospel Teachings http://TheLawOfTheGospels.com#OriginalSinRejectsGospel ), while striving to fulfill the Law as the Gospel account of Jesus teaches.
Nicodemus did not appear to understand the reality of the Natural Laws of birth which can be portrayed in the words: What is true on the physical level, is true on the Mental level, and is also true on the Spiritual levels of Being -- and only by achieving the subsequent stages of birth can we bring about our own necessary Wholeness that Jesus made reference to in the words: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17). The fact that Nicodemus did not seem to understand that the very purpose of the life that each of us are presently living, is to bring about the subsequent stages of birth. And this is why Jesus portrayed himself as a "physician" who came to heal those who were "sick". Sin, then, can be defined as a sickness that inhibits a person's development within the Natural Laws of God. When it was stated, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" (Hosea 4:6), reference was not made pertaining to knowledge that a person learns and is taught by others -- but rather, the self-knowledge that one must understand to make the inner Journey in TheWay where the believer can be nourished by the fruit of the Tree of Life. In fact, this Spiritual Nourishment that cannot be received in the outer world -- is the meaning of the words: "Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates" (Rev 22:14). So, by "washing and purifying our physical self and detaching ourselves from the thinking and lifestyle of this world", we begin to be nourished by the fruit of the Tree of Life. "To him who overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna" (Rev 2:8-17), this "hidden manna" is the the Sacred Knowledge or the Divine Manna that can only be imparted to the seeker directly from the Indwelling Logos and True Prophet (see The One Teacher http://BrotherOfJesus.org#TheOneTeacher ) -- who is the ONLY TEACHER that Jesus commanded to seek out and learn from. The fact that those who understand and fulfill the Natural Laws are able to achieve the subsequent stages of birth, is the reason why he portrayed these people as "righteous". What Jesus stated was that those people who understand and fulfill the Natural Laws and how these Laws are fulfilled, do not need a physician such as Jesus.
Jesus taught the Laws that bring about Wholeness -- which enables the person to bring about the subsequent stages of birth through the Natural Fulfillment of the Laws of God. The Second Epistle of Clement was written to a first century congregations of Christians. And in this Epistle was an ultra-important teaching on the subsequent stages of birth where Oneness and Wholeness is achieved that was removed from the Gospels about the coming of the Kingdom: “Let us expect, therefore, hour by hour, the kingdom of God in love and righteousness, since we know not the day of the appearing of God. For the Lord Himself, being asked by one when His kingdom would come, replied, 'When two shall be one, that which is without as that which is within, and the male with the female, neither male nor female’”. When a follower of Jesus achieves Oneness and Wholeness by bringing about the subsequent stages of birth, only then can the Kingdom come within the person as Jesus taught. But what is important to recognize is that when Clement wrote the foregoing in his Epistle to a congregation of first century Christians, he did so in the expectation that the people to whom he was writing would understand the great truths he was presenting to them. And when he wrote, "...For the Lord Himself, being asked by one when His kingdom would come, [Jesus'] replied" -- he was making reference to the words of Jesus that were found in their own Gospels. Teachings which they could research and understand the process -- i.e., that the Kingdom or End Times would and could only come when "...two shall be one, that which is without as that which is within, and the male with the female, neither male nor female’”. And this coming of the Kingdom within each individual, is a reality which those who look for the kingdom to come outwardly in the manner of the Jews, can't comprehend. And the fact that this statement that is in the Gospel of Thomas and was contained in a first century Epistle from an elder to a congregation of believers in that time-frame, could not be contained and understood in a letter or epistle to a congregation today, is merely one example of the fact that the dogma and thinking of the modern Church has virtually nothing in common with the original teachings of Jesus known as TheWay (see The Original Teachings Have Nothing In Common With Church Dogma http://TheCall.Nazirene.org#OriginalTeachings ). Which provokes the question: Has the requirements to enter the Kingdom changed in order to accommodate the dogmatic corruption of the Church? Has Truth and Higher Spiritual Reality been discarded and thrown away, because the Church threw this body of essential Knowledge pertaining to the Coming of the Kingdom away? Or, with the removal and suppression of these crucial teachings, does the modern Christians dwell in a self-imposed Diaspora of abject Spiritual Ignorance which was brought about by the massive corruption of the scriptures (see http://BibleCorruption.com ), and the suppression of the body of essential knowledge that is necessary to restore the lost prodigal son to his rightly place in the Edenic Kingdom of Origination.
In the allegorical account of Genesis, when Eve was drawn from the side of Adam, what is being personified is the division of the polarities of Mind that enables mankind to directly interact, grow and evolve, so the subsequent stages of birth can be brought about. Before a man whose chromosomes are genetically "XY" (Female/Male) can parent a child, his sperm must split into one "X-Female" half, and one "Y-Male" half -- which determines the gender of the offspring when the woman's Ovum/Egg is fertilized by either the "X" or "Y" half of the man's sperm. And when Jesus stated to Nicodemus that he must be "born again", Jesus was making reference to the subsequent Mental and Spiritual stages of birth that each person is born into this life to bring about. Which means that when we emerged out of our mother's womb, our birth into this life was a transitional stage of the birth process -- and we were born into this life as either an "X" or a "Y" Mental-Sperm that needed to be brought together and merged into a Mental-Embryo, in order to work on and bring about the next subsequent stage of Mental-Birth. Which means that if we fail to bring about the next subsequent stage of birth, we will experience what can rightly be portrayed as a Mental-Miscarriage or Mental-Spontaneous Abortion because of our lack of Wholeness in our development. When Jesus stated: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17) -- he was in fact stating that he, as a physician, was not needed by those who understood the Natural Laws, and acknowledged that these people had succeeded on their own to bring about the subsequent stages of birth -- adding the statement with respect to himself as a physician that these righteous people who "...are whole have no need of the physician". As a physician, Jesus could help you to understand the birth process. But Jesus himself stated that if you understand the Universal Threefold Natural Laws of Birth, that you don't need a Physician. And if we pose the question: What about those who failed to fulfill the Natural Laws? Quoting the Wikipedia: "Miscarriage, also known in medical terms as a spontaneous abortion, is the death and expulsion of an embryo or fetus before it is able to survive independently." Which means that those who fail to fulfill the Law of Birth and bring about Wholeness, suffer a Spiritual-Miscarriage when they physically die.
When Jesus asked Nicodemus who was a teacher of Israel about achieving the subsequent stages of birth, Jesus was not portraying a belief pertaining to saying these words and you will be born again. In fact, Jesus was portraying an actual event in the person's life that would parallel the struggle and the equivalent to that of a woman in LABOR giving physical birth. And this struggle to achieve the subsequent stages of birth, is why Jesus warned: "Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life" (John 12:25). What does it mean to "hate the ways and life in this world"? Literally, it means to be in the world but not of it in any manner of their thinking, mindset and lifestyle. And in their rejection of the very limited and carnal thinking of the people of this world, the original followers of Jesus were portrayed as the "poor ones" or Ebionites. Why? When rightly understood, Birth is a matter of Natural Law that requires the merging and oneness of the Universal Polarities of Positive/Male and Negative/Female Polarities that after the initial joining, must evolve together and become Whole in their ONENESS.
When Essenes and Ebionties who understood the Natural Laws prayed to Mother-Father God, they were acknowledging the Divine Pattern of Life that is holographically replicated into every aspect and level of Creation. All phases and levels of birth are brought about by the joining and interactions of opposite polarities of Mind -- and it is the depth of the joining and interactions that will determine the development and validity of the results -- i.e., "You will know them by their fruit" (Matt 7:16). And on every level of mind and being, the paradoxical polarities of Male and Female are representative of the very Foundation of Consciousness. Without the opposite paradoxical polarities, Consciousness cannot exist at an enlightened and all-knowing level of Mind. Your own birth was a matter of the Natural Laws which many people correctly believe is the result of Divine Design of the Opposites (Man and Woman) coming together. In the allegorical account of Genesis, when Eve was drawn from the side of Adam, what is being personified is the fact that the mind of mankind became divided across the polarities of male and female when we entered this world. What this means is that when man meets woman, it is in reality one half of the mind meeting and interacting with the other half -- both of them divided opposite polarities of Mind with greatly differing mental perceptions and abilities -- each with the capacity to fill and complete the mental voids of their spouse. Therefore, when man meets woman, two halves of the Mind are brought together with the capacity to interact, grow and evolve to Wholeness (see When Man Meets Woman http://TheRealFactsOfLife.Ebionite.com#WhenManMeetsWoman ). And when Jesus posed the question to Nicodemus, he was in fact asking him if he understood the Natural Laws that enable you and all of mankind to achieve the subsequent stages of birth?
Jesus taught his followers how to fulfill and overcome the Natural Laws -- see Jesus Fulfilled And Taught The Natural Fulfillment Of The Laws Of God: http://TheLawOfTheGospels.com#JesusFulfilledTheLaw In the 22nd saying of the Gospel of Thomas and other first century writings, all growth and development is brought about, "...when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female... then will you enter the kingdom."
When Nicodemus said to Jesus: “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” And Jesus portrayed the need to bring about the subsequent stage of birth, his use of the term birth made reference to a non-physical level of birth that was brought about through the interaction of Male and Female on a higher mental and spiritual level of Consciousness. The original followers of Jesus who spoke with him daily, all of whom witnessed to the fact that Jesus was physically born in the conventional way as the genetic offspring of Mary and Joseph, correctly portrayed the Virgin birth as the interaction of the Higher Male and Female levels of Consciousness and Birth that each person must bring about and experience -- i.e., a Higher Process of Birth that cannot be brought about with words in a prayer. The original (Ebionite) followers of Jesus witnessed to the fact that "...Jesus of Nazareth was a mere mortal, the legitimate son of Joseph and Mary: but he was the best and wisest of the human race, selected as the worthy instrument to restore upon earth the worship of the true and supreme Deity. When he was baptized in the Jordan, the Christ, the first of the aeons, the Son of God himself, descended on Jesus in the form of a dove, to inhabit his mind, and direct his actions during the allotted period of his ministry” (Gibbon; The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.4, P.366). And this fact was confirmed when God spoke the words: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee" (see The Corruption Of The Words Of God http://BrotherOfJesus.org#CorruptionOfGodsWords ) -- which means that the man Jesus became Anointed/Christed and Adopted as the Son of God for the first time, when Jesus achieved the subsequent stage of birth at his baptism in the Jordan River. Why did the original followers of Jesus take the position that he was the genetic offspring of Mary and Joseph? Because he explained to them how to bring about the subsequent stages of birth. And Jesus also explained to his original followers the meaning of the symbol of the NON-PHYSICAL Virgin birth that must be brought about in order to be restored to the Kingdom. Like his statement to Nicodemus, Jesus stated that EVERY person must achieve the subsequent NON-PHYSICAL (Virgin) birth -- but the Gentiles who did not understand the Natural Laws, corrupted the Gospels and made the Virgin birth applicable only to the man Jesus.
When Nicodemus did not understand the threefold process of birth that the Soul of each person must evolve through, Jesus then asked how he could be a teacher of Israel, and not know the Law and these natural human realities of birth: "...Nicodemus answered and said to Him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said to him, Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? What the vast majority of Gospel readers fail to understand is the fact that this statement applies to every person who has ever walked the face of the earth with respect to the non-physical birth-process, and every person who is or has been in the position of a teacher. You are presently dwelling in a Mental-Womb, and unless you achieve the next subsequent stages of birth, you cannot enter into the future life in what is personified as the Higher Kingdom of God. Which means that every person who puts themselves forth as a teacher of any kind, should be focused on how to achieve the subsequent stages of birth. And this is why the Brother of Jesus stated and warned: "Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness" (see James 3:1) ). Why? If we are dwelling in a Mental-Womb -- and the purpose of life is to bring about the subsequent stages of birth -- then what teaching of knowledge could possibly be seen as a higher priority than fulfilling the very purpose of the life we are presently living? And in the same way that a developing fetus cannot see their mother, until we fulfill the subsequent stages of birth, it will remain impossible for us to see God.
Why did Jesus pose the question pertaining to achieving the subsequent stage of birth? As a teacher of Israel, Jesus fully expected Nicodemus to understand the Natural Laws and the subsequent stages of non-physical Birth that each person as the prodigal son must evolve through, in order to return or be restored to the Edenic Kingdom. And in acknowledgement of the Natural Laws, the words of Jesus are true with respect to every person who has ever walked the face of the earth. And therein lies the problem as seen in the fact that few people understand the purpose and reason they are living their present life. Fewer yet understand the objectives of life in this realm. Why? Because the vast majority of people are the lost prodigal sons whose thinking is controlled by what is personified as the "Citizen" of the Far Country -- i.e., often portrayed as a suppressed level of consciousness that is depicted as from the "outer darkness" of mind and being. In the analogy of Plato's Cave, this suppressed level of consciousness is portrayed as being a prisoner in the Cave of Illusions. A suppressed level of consciousness which Jesus portrayed as a condition of death -- i.e., “Another disciple said to him, Lord, first let me go and bury my father. But Jesus told him, Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead” (Matt 8:21-22). Thus, Jesus portrayed the consciousness of the organic people of this world as dwelling in a state of death. Which is why Jesus stated that each person must "turn" from the ways and thinking of the cultures and religions of this world -- fulfill the Natural Laws of Birth -- and by achieving the subsequent stages of birth which transforms the person by their evolving into what can be personified as a child of the Kingdom -- i.e., "Verily I say unto you, Except ye turn, and become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven" (Matt 18:3 ERV). What Jesus was stating was that, unless you turn from the thinking and lifestyle of this world that is consumed with the fulfilling of the appetites of our lower animal/earthly nature, and you seek to fulfill the Natural Laws of subsequent birth, you cannot become a Child who has been restored to the Edenic Kingdom. And just as important is to understand the verse which the Church removed about the Child (see The Verse Removed From The Gospels http://TheLawOfTheGospels.com#Children ).
Marriage And Reuniting With the Divine Mind of God: A Spiritual Marriage is very different than the customary marriages associated with the religions and cultures of this world. In the same way that the Mind of man as portrayed in AdamEve was divided into Adam and Eve so that Mankind could mentally and spiritually advance, all advancement of Mind and Spirit is accomplished and brought about through the interaction of male and female opposites which initiate the Birth Process. And this is why Jesus stated to Nicodemus that "...Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:3). And therein lies the solution to the problem that was the very foundation of the Gospel teachings that few people today understand. When Jesus taught the parable of the Marriage Feast, he was confirming the fact that each person must adorn themselves with the Wedding Garment of Purity, and come to TheCall (see TheCall To The Wedding Banquette http://TheCall.Nazirene.org ). In the parable, what is portrayed as the required "wedding garment" is in fact the sacrament of baptism. But the original teachings on baptism was totally abandoned by the segment of the early Gentile Church which portrayed itself as Orthodox. And it is this man-made dogma that has caused the original teachings on baptism to be very different than what is practiced today. In total rejection of the modern dogma of the Church, it is written that "...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). Peter confirms the foregoing in the words: "It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them." Paul again warns that those who sin after coming to the Lord "eateth and drinketh damnation to himself". And while Christians have blindly chosen to ignore these warnings, they are confirmed in the Homilies of Clement who was the first century disciple of the Apostle Peter where he is quoted as stating with respect to the sacrament of Baptism: "He has commanded us to go forth to preach, and to invite you to the supper of the heavenly King, which the Father hath prepared for the marriage of His Son, and that we should give you wedding garments, that is, the grace of baptism; which whosoever obtains, as a spotless robe with which he is to enter to the supper of the King, ought to beware that it be not in any part of it stained with sin, and so he be rejected as unworthy and reprobate." Contrary to the modern usage of the sacrament of baptism, according to Peter, once the "wedding garment" is received, if the person then willfully sins, then the wedding garment is stained, and there can be no further repentance -- i.e., you "...ought to beware that it be not in any part of it stained with sin, and so he be rejected as unworthy and reprobate." Yet modern believers preach salvation by Grace where the person is not required to be sinless and live in strict accord with the Gospel teachings and spiritual lifestyle.
The Prodigal Son must be transformed into the Light, and evolve through the subsequent stages of birth in the Womb of the Far Country, in order to be reunited to his heavenly Father in the Kingdom. Each person must escape the "outer darkness" of mind and being, by fulfilling the Law of God that brings about the necessary Wholeness of Mind and Being. Every person possesses the inherent ability to bring about the subsequent process of birth in their life. How? By evolving their mind and consciousness -- thereby fulfilling the Natural Laws by achieving the subsequent stage of birth as found in many of the first century teachings which were suppressed by the Church of Rome. Perhaps the best example is presented in the Gospel of Thomas where Jesus was asked about becoming a child of the Kingdom: "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?" Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female... then will you enter the kingdom." The requirement set forth is to evolve the Male and Female to the level where "...the male not be male nor the female female" -- which has virtually nothing in common with the marriages of this world. In the same way that when a sperm and ovum join, rapid and intense development takes place as the sperm develops the ovum and the ovum develops the sperm in the growth and development of the fetus, this same rapid and intense development of Mind and Spirit must be brought about until Wholeness is achieve in a Spiritual Marriage. Therefore, what Jesus is portraying is the next stage of birth when the person brings the Male/Positive and Female/Negative polarities of Mind together within them in Oneness and Wholeness. What this means is that when you bring these conditions about in your body, mind and spirit, you will fulfill the Natural Laws and experience the subsequent stages of birth -- a non-physical level of birth which the ancients portrayed as a virgin birth. Why was it portrayed as a virgin birth? Because the physical body/flesh and mind had to be virginally pure and undefiled, sanctified and and transformed, to be totally united and immersed in the spiritual energy of the Divine, to bring about the subsequent stages of birth and become a child of the Kingdom -- i.e., "Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that God's Spirit lives in you?" (1 Cor 3:16). And this is why it is stated in the Epistle of James: "In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead" -- meaning, faith and belief without the purification and transformation of the physical mind and body, cannot bring about the subsequent stage of (virgin-pure) birth.
As a man who has achieved Enlightenment and Anointing/Christing in achieving the subsequent stages of birth, Jesus came to teach sincere seekers how to fulfill the Natural Laws that enable the person to achieve Wholeness. Virtually every religion has virgin born saviors which personify achieving the subsequent non-physical stages of mental and spiritual birth -- thereby receiving the Kingdom as a child. And this was predicted by Jesus when it is warned: "I tell you, many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matt 8:11-12). Jesus further taught that there were alternate or other paths into the Kingdom. Modern Christians cannot explain the Gospel statement: "From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subject to violence, and the violent lay claim to it" (Matt 11:12). How are they violent? And how does the violent "lay claim" to the Kingdom? It appears that Jesus is stating that there are alternative paths into the Kingdom as stated in the words: “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber" (John 10:1 -- see The Natural Path Vs Taking The Kingdom By Force http://TheLawOfTheGospels.com#NaturalPathToWholeness ).
When rightly understood, the analogy of Plato's Cave is in fact the process of Birth that leads to the development of Mind that enables the person to consciously emerge out of the Womb of Mother-Earth. What causes organic man to be portrayed as a prisoner who can only perceive shadow-images? How is Plato's Cave escaped? In explanation of the allegorical account of Genesis in the Gospel of Philip, man became subject to the cycles of birth and death when Eve was separated from Adam -- i.e., “When Eve was still with Adam, death did not exist. When she was separated from him, death came into being. If he enters again and attains his former self, death will be no more”. The reference to death portrays a level of consciousness -- i.e., "...let the dead bury their own dead” (Matt 8:21-22). And in the Gospel of Thomas we find the Key to escaping Plato's Cave and what can be portrayed as the Womb of Birth in the statement of Jesus: The disciples asked: "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?" "Jesus said to them, When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female, female; ...then will you enter the kingdom." The answer to both the process of achieving the subsequent stages of birth, and escaping Plato's cave, is right there in the allegorical account of Genesis: "And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever" Genesis 3:22). In order to escape Plato's Cave and achieve the subsequent stages of birth, you must eat the twelve fruits of the Tree of Life.
When Jesus said to "...let the dead bury their own dead”, he was making reference to the condition and level of consciousness noted in the Gospel of Philip which portrayed the undeveloped levels of male and female consciousness of organic (carnal) man as a state of death. Why? Contrary to the dogma of the modern Church Jesus stated: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17). Which provokes the question: How is Wholeness of Mind achieved? With the division of Male and Female in conjunction with an undeveloped mind, the consciousness of organic man is unable to perceive and understand with any degree of Wholeness.
Modern science has proven that our vision and sight is limited to certain frequencies which our mind perceives as solid matter (see The Scientific Revolution http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#ScientificRevolution ). And this is portrayed in the analogy of Plato's Cave by the prisoners perception of what can be portrayed as "shadow-images". Unable to see the source, we remain blind to the Source and see only the projected shadow-images. Quoting from the Wikipedia article on Plato's Cave: "Like the fire that cast light on the walls of the cave, the human condition is forever bound to the impressions that are received through the senses. Even if these interpretations (...intuitions) are an absurd misrepresentation of reality, we cannot somehow break free from the bonds of our human condition - we cannot free ourselves from phenomenal state just as the prisoners could not free themselves from their chains. If, however, we were to miraculously escape our bondage, we would find a world that we could not understand - the sun is incomprehensible for someone who has never seen it. In other words, we would encounter another 'realm,' a place incomprehensible because, theoretically, it is the source of a higher reality than the one we have always known; it is the realm of pure Form, pure fact."
Quoting from the article: The Human Heart: More Intelligent Than Our Brain? (see https://www.lawofheartcoherence.com/the-human-heart-more-intelligent-than-our-brain/ ): Ancient philosophers already discussed the power and intelligence of the human heart. Aristotle regarded the heart as the center of reason, thought, and emotion. The Arab philosopher Abu Nasr al-Farabi believed that the brain was subordinate to the heart. Also, the French philosopher Auguste Comte stated in the 19th century that the brain should serve the heart. The soul is the seat of wisdom. But what fascinates us so much about the heart? Have we wholly ignored anything with our modern science? No, because for a few decades, we have known that our heart has a network of about 40,000 neurons that are comparable to our brains. In other words, our heart has its intelligence, the heart’s intelligence.
If it is true that our Heart has the same intellect as our Brain, where does our intellectual thinking take place? Where are our memories stored? From where does our personality manifest? If the person we are in this world is our ego-self, where is our True-Self -- i.e., our Soul? These questions can't be answered today, because our Mind is Metaphysical -- i.e., it can't be seen with our physical eyes -- and our science has maintained a non-metaphysical investigative perspective of Life. Therefore, our Self-Understanding has been totally negated. Why? Because our Mind is metaphysical and surrounds our physical body, and therefore works through our physical body. And that our personality is not the direct product of the physical body, is how people (1) can recall memories prior to physical birth; (2) can have Near Death Experiences (NDE); and (3) are able to initiate Out Of Body Experiences (OOBE), and how the human personality survives the death of the physical body.
What Is The Twelve Fruits Of The Tree Of Life? When the scriptures are used as the Key of Knowledge (see http://KeyOfKnowledge.org ), and turned within your own consciousness, they present an allegorical blueprint of your own mind so you can make the inward journey to your Source of Consciousness. Therefore, unless you understand the mind as allegorically portrayed as the twelve spheres of the Tree of Life -- with each sphere of mind perceiving life from a different perspective -- you will never achieve the subsequent stages of birth, and you will never escape Plato's Cave. Man's superior intellect and ability to know and understand that enables each person to evolve to a condition of Enlightenment in the Knowledge of all Truths, is manifest in THE POTENTIAL of their great diversity of Mind that has the unique ability to perceive all sides of any given equation -- diverse, complex and often conflicting perspectives that can in many instances be portrayed as paradoxical opposites. What is a paradox? A paradox exists when two opposing truths that are equally true, though often conflicting -- and can only be harmonized by an evolved third-force balance (of mind) that functions on a higher plane than the two opposing opposite truths. A paradox is often portrayed in the symbolic image of the Triangle -- where the two opposing paradoxical truths are represented by the opposite points on the horizontal line -- with the (evolved) third-force balance existing on a higher plane -- with the angles which are representative of the Laws being equal but reversed on the horizontal line, and equal again on the third-force balance on the higher plane -- signifying the fulfillment of the Natural Law. An immature (earthly) understanding would be portrayed with the third-force balance existing on the same horizontal line as the two opposing paradoxical truths. Thus, as the mind matures and the Laws (angles) are prevailed over on the elevated higher plane, only then can the paradoxical opposites be resolved. And from a Trinitarian perspective, this is a reality of the Three being One and Equal.
To understand the higher workings of the mind as manifest in the pattern of the Tree of Life, you must understand the relationship of each sphere to its opposite polarity, and the relation of the opposites to the organ that is representative of the Third-Force Balance. And in understanding this pattern, if the brain and the heart are equal in power, then we must immediately pose the question: Where is the third major center? When rightly understood, the heart-center is in fact the balance of the opposite centers in the head and the genitals -- which is why our understanding and living of our lives is in most instances totally controlled by that part of the mind that is manifest in our sexual organs. And from an earthly-physical perspective, both our worldly cultures and our thinking is totally controlled and limited by the lower earthly centers of mind that are manifest and working through our genitals. Therefore, many spiritual paths require celibacy, so that the person's thinking is not controlled by the part of the mind that is manifest in the lower sexual centers. Many monks and yogis have abandoned all sexual discourse, in order to raise their consciousness in their periods of meditation. Drawing upon the knowledge of his Soul's previous lives, the author and visionary Philip K. Dick stated: "Christ ...taught his followers how to enter the kingdom while still alive, where other mystery religions only bring about anamnesis: knowledge of it at the 'other time' in 'the other realm,' not here. He causes it to come here, and is the living agency to the Sole Good God (i.e. the Logos)."
What Philip Dick portrays is the process that Jesus taught with respect to achieving the subsequent stages of birth that enables the person to enter and manifest the Promised Kingdom while the person is still dwelling in the physical body. He portrays other paths such as the way of the monk and yogi and mystery religions such as Mithraism as bringing about "...anamnesis: knowledge of it at the 'other time' in 'the other realm,' not here". Why? Because Jesus taught the seeker the Natural Laws that when fulfilled, bring about the necessary Wholeness that enabled "...his followers how to enter the kingdom while still alive" in the physical body-vessel. But unlike those paths that teach "anamnesis", to achieve Wholeness and the subsequent stages of birth requires Wholeness -- and Wholeness requires the balance of the seven spiritual centers and the twelve spheres of mind.
Modern medical science cannot instruct the person on the Natural Laws that bring about the subsequent stages of birth -- and the their comprehension of the mind is limited -- because they lack an understanding of the Triune-Pattern of the the spheres of Consciousness/Mind of the Tree of Life and the Twelve Spheres thereof -- i.e., "In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations" (Rev 22:2). The Division of the Outer Left and Right columns are the Tree of The Duality of Male and Female -- the bottom is the Earthly Polarity that is the opposite polarity from the upper Heavenly Polarity -- see Tree Of Life http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org for an in-depth exploration. And to understand how the four Triune-Patterns or paradoxical opposite polarities are evolved into Wholeness where the twelve spheres of mind functions in balance as ONE, there is an in-depth exploration at The Four Gates Of The Mind at http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#FourGates .
How is this Enlightened Wholeness of Mind achieved? Through the process of understanding the Divine Design of the Natural Laws of Creation -- which is the foundation of the ORIGINAL Gospel teachings of Jesus. In the allegorical Genesis account when Eve was drawn from, and separated from Adam, this separation enabled the two polarities of mind the ability to interact -- and it is this intimate interaction of Opposites that must be brought about in the process of Mental and Spiritual Evolution. In this Intimate Interaction of opposites, each half has an important part of the equation that must be balanced and brought into the Center. Therefore, with the separation, the process is achieved when the two halves of Mind as manifest in Man and Woman working in balanced harmony together, strive to bring their opposite polarity Lower Earthly and Upper Heavenly spheres of mind into the Center through what Jesus portrayed as the "narrow gate" -- which process is explored at the link: Spiritual Osmosis And The Narrow Gate http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#Osmosis .
In this three-dimensional allegorical sub-world that is portrayed in the analogy of Plato's Cave where the prisoners only see shadow-images instead of the Source projecting the image, each sphere of mind is manifest and working through one of the organs of the physical body -- and this is true from the hairs on our head to the the nails on our tippy toes. What this means is that no part of the body such as the brain IS OUR MIND, because the Mind surrounds the physical, and works through the organs of the body. That does not mean that each organ IS the sphere of mind. Only that by understanding the workings of that physical organ, we are able to discern and understand the metaphysical sphere of mind that is working through that bodily-organ. Which means that the sexual organs are the means that allows the divided halves of mind manifest in man and woman to directly interact -- and pro-creation while real, is also a symbol or shadow-image of our own process of bringing about our own subsequent stages of birth. How? As halves of the whole, if the man and woman who have entered into a Consecrated Marriage Union understand that every weakness in the man, is a strength of the woman that must be open-mindedly explored -- and every weakness of the woman, is a strength of the man which the transformative power of the woman has the ability to evolve and raise up to a higher level of consciousness -- and when the husband and wife are intimately joined together in pursuit of exploring and developing the higher attributes of their spouse -- level upon level without either the man or woman dominating their spouse -- they have the potential to arise up the rungs of the proverbial Jacob's Ladder (see The Law Of Jacob's Ladder And Mental Advancement http://TheLawOfTheGospels.com#LawOFJacobsLadder ), to a higher level of mind and consciousness that enables them to bring about the subsequent stages of birth that is the foundation of the Divine Design of the Life we are Living.
As the minds of the husband and wife evolve level upon level, they are then able to advance both mentally and spiritually. It is important that they keep in mind that growth can only be achieved level upon level -- and advancement cannot be achieved unless they both let go of what was person means that what each does not understand today, will change tomorrow. In climbing the proverbial Jacob's Ladder, in order to advance to a higher level, you must let go of the previous run you were
connect to their Higher Soul-Self and be taught directly by God (see The One Teacher http://BrotherOfJesus.org#TheOneTeacher ). And this is why the Sermon on the Mount does not teach beliefs -- but rather, how to treat and interact with other people.
There is one version or aspect of the analogy of Plato's Cave where a group of prisoners succeed in escaping this realm -- i.e., (quoting Wikipedia): "If, however, we were to miraculously escape our bondage, we would find a world that we could not understand—the sun is incomprehensible for someone who has never seen it. In other words, we would encounter another 'realm', a place incomprehensible because, theoretically, it is the source of a higher reality than the one we have always known; it is the realm of pure Form, pure fact". And unless we are prepared to evolve our mind beyond its present embryonic limitations, we will remain a prisoner in a world of shadow-images and self-ignorance -- unable to deal with "...the realm of pure Form, pure fact".
In the words of Socrates: “Most people, including ourselves, live in a world of relative ignorance. We are even comfortable with that ignorance, because it is all we know. When we first start facing truth, the process may be frightening, and many people run back to their old lives. But if you continue to seek truth, you will eventually be able to handle it better. In fact, you want more! It's true that many people around you now may think you are weird or even a danger to society, but you don't care. Once you've tasted the truth, you won't ever want to go back to being ignorant.”
When understood in accord with Natural Laws, the Church rejected the Gospel teachings when the Roman Emperor Constantine who was a sun-worshipper who portrayed Jesus as the latest incarnation of Mithra the sun-god, took total control of the Church and imported the doctrine of Original Sin from Mithraism (see The Original Sin Of The Church http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#TheOriginalSinOfTheChurch ). The doctrine of Original Sin totally rejects the teachings of Jesus. To the degree that modern Christian Dogma which is based upon the Mithraic doctrine of Original Sin, is a totally different religious path than the Original Gospel Teachings which are based upon the evolution of the Soul over the course of many lives (see Pre-Nicene Church Taught Reincarnation http://ChristianReincarnation.org#PreNiceneChurch ). Why was the teaching of the pre-existent soul outlawed by the Church of Roman Emperors (see The Religion Of Roman Emperors http://ChristianReincarnation.org#emperors ).
Where the modern Christian sees Jesus as God incarnate, the Gospel teachings portray Jesus as our brother who fulfilled the Law within himself -- became of an Anointed Mind/Consciousness -- and entered into a Marriage/Union with the Divine Mind of God (a.k.a. Word, Logos, Son of God). And this is why Jesus said: "Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'" (John 20:17). The apostate Church of fourth century pagan Rome even changed and corrupted the very words that God spoke to mankind, in order to recreate Jesus as the latest incarnation of Mithra the sun-god. In many instances this change required the suppression of certain teachings, and even the corruption of the words that God spoke to mankind when the man Jesus achieved his initial Anointing when the Father said at the baptism of Jesus: "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee" (see The Corruption Of The Words Of God http://BrotherOfJesus.org#CorruptionOfGodsWords ). What this confirms is the position of those who walked and talked daily with Jesus when they witnessed that on the day that Jesus was baptized in the Jordan, he became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) for the first time.
Jesus taught the Natural Path to bring about the subsequent stages of birth that provides entrance into the Kingdom through the process of mental-expansion and spiritual-deepening. With respect to the concept of Wholeness, Jesus portrayed himself as a physician: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17). Before this verse can be understood we must first understand what it means to be Whole. Which provokes the question: How is Wholeness achieved? Contrary to the dogma of the modern Church, if Jesus is the savior who every person needs for salvation, then Jesus himself said the Church was wrong, and those who embraced the Natural Path of Wholeness, do not need him. And as a physician, Jesus did not come for the salvation of those who are Whole, but only for those who are sick and in need of a physician. And in total opposition to Church dogma, what this also means is that at the time the historical man Jesus walked the face of the earth, there existed people who he portrayed as "whole [and] righteous" who did not need Jesus the physician. Jesus openly states that his mission as a spiritual physician is not for them, because they achieved the necessary Wholeness without him. Further, with the adoption of the Mithraic doctrine of Original Sin, and the corruption of the Gospel teachings, it is the modern Church that is in dire need of the teachings of the physician Jesus and the restoration of the Natural Path of fulfilling the Law.
How does a person gain entrance into the Kingdom? There is the Natural Process that brings about Wholeness and Completion, and there are the artificial religions of mankind. Jesus taught his followers and disciples how to fulfill the Natural Laws that opens the mind, and connects us to our Godly Source of Consciousness. And the reality that Jesus, the holy man who fulfilled the Law, became the Anointed or Christed by the Power of God, and having achieved the subsequent stages of (virgin) birth became At-One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God, is especially demonstrated in the words of Edward Gibbon with respect to the original position of the Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus that he was in “...supernatural union of a man and God... In their eyes, Jesus of Nazareth was a mere mortal, the legitimate son of Joseph and Mary: but he was the best and wisest of the human race, selected as the worthy instrument to restore upon earth the worship of the true and supreme Deity. When he was baptized in the Jordan, the Christ, the first of the aeons, the Son of God himself, descended on Jesus in the form of a dove, to inhabit his mind, and direct his actions during the allotted period of his ministry” (Gibbon; The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.4, P.366).
What did Jesus teach his original followers? That he (Jesus) "...was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ (Anointed) 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). That the historical man Jesus was a pattern for all of mankind because of his success in overcoming and fulfilling the Laws within himself, is demonstrated in the words: "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..." (see Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34). And this confirms this statement with respect to the true potential of all of mankind that Jesus taught, as demonstrated in the words of Hippolytus when he wrote that this body of original core followers and disciple believed that when anyone "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs" (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34 - see http://Ebionite.com ). Which means that what Jesus accomplished, is in fact the eventual destiny of all of mankind who are portrayed as the lost prodigal sons and daughters of their Heavenly Father. And this is why Jesus taught that he was our brother -- i.e., "Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'" (John 20:17). That the historical Jesus was a true holy man who became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by fulfilling the Royal Law within himself, is attested to at Acts 2:22 where Jesus is portrayed as "a man, attested to you by God" -- and this was demonstrated by God performing "mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst". If Jesus was himself God incarnate as believed by the later Romans, then these words portraying Jesus as a man approved by God through the works and wonders that God did through him, never would have been presented in this manner.
Ignorance Of The Birth Process: As a teacher, why didn't Nicodemus understand the subsequent stages of birth? For much the same reason why modern academia and their great multitude of teachers fail understand the subsequent stages of birth? Lastly, why doesn't modern Christians who claim to be the followers of Jesus understand the process of birth? The Answer: Because the subsequent stages of birth is that of Mind and Spirit -- and in the same way that the physical body must mature to support the development of the fetus and birth, so too must the Mind and Spirit develop by evolving to Wholeness, in order to support the subsequent stages of birth. Which means that what we can portray as our mental-bodies which surround our physical body, must develop in accord with the exercise of each person's freewill and the choices they make. What this means is that Life offers to each person a great number of paths -- and our mental and spiritual advancement is brought about by the choices that we make over the course of many unique Soul Incarnations (see ). In the same way that our physical birth is brought about through the fulfillment of certain Natural Laws, so too is the subsequent stages of birth. Therefore, Nicodemus did not understand the process of initiating the subsequent stages of birth.
Jesus Rejected Religion: Jesus taught his original followers that they must each become "poor" to the ways and thinking of this world by living the necessary transformational lifestyle that enables them to fulfill the Natural Laws to achieve the subsequent stages of birth, become Anointed/Christed by the Power of God, and achieve At-Oneness with the Divine Mind as he himself did (see Jesus Fulfilled And Taught The Natural Fulfillment Of The Laws Of God: http://TheLawOfTheGospels.com#JesusFulfilledTheLaw ). The original Essene and Jewish followers and disciples of Jesus were called Ebionites -- meaning, the "poor ones". The Ebionites Were Not A Sect Or Religion. When Jesus said to his followers: Looking at his disciples, he said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God" (Luke 6:20), he was making reference to those who rejected the thinking and philosophies of this world, and began living a mindset and lifestyle that initiated the process of mental-expansion and spiritual-deepening that enabled them to begin to fulfill the Natural Laws of Creation. The term Ebionite portrays a condition of mind and the spiritually holistic lifestyle that must be lived to achieve the subsequent stage of birth. Those who believed Jesus and were his followers, themselves sought to fulfill the Law as Jesus taught. Those who walked and talked with Jesus daily, were portrayed as Ebionites ("poor ones") who were "poor" to the ways and thinking of this world.
Jesus The Lawyer: Jesus did not teach and begin a religion. And when rightly understood, Jesus can correctly be portrayed as the Ultimate Deist who taught the workings of the Natural Laws of Creation that must be fulfilled (see The Deism Of Jesus http://Deism.DivineStrategery.com#DeismOfJesus ). Jesus taught the necessary mindset and lifestyle that enabled mankind to evolve their comprehension beyond the consciousness of organic (carnal) mankind. With respect to the original Gospel teachings in relation to modern Church doctrines of belief, Prof. John Allegro was quoted as saying that what has been revealed in the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls is a great amount of 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.” Yet, today, these same original followers and disciples of Jesus who authored the original scriptures, are portrayed by the modern Church as heretics. Why? Because both the Original Gospel teachings and their witness has virtually nothing in common with doctrines that modern Christians believe and promote. Why are the Ebionites portrayed as heretics? Because they maintained the need to observe and fulfill the Law of God -- exactly as Jesus taught them. If we pose the question: Were the Ebionites truly heretics as the Church promotes? A footnote in the Biblehub article (see https://biblehub.com/library/pamphilius/church_history/chapter_xxvii_the_heresy_of_the.htm ) entitled The Heresy of the Ebionites states: "The Ebionites were not originally heretics. Their characteristic was the more or less strict insistence upon the observance of the Jewish law...". If the Ebionites were not originally considered heretics in their insistence on the need to observe and fulfill the Law as Jesus taught, then what happed? This is the most crucial question for the modern believer to ask as to why: If the Ebionites were not heretics in the first century, they were condemned as heretics as more Gentiles embraced a Romanized form of the Gospel teachings? Why? Because like the Jews, the gentiles were too carnal in their thinking, and therefore did not understand the spiritual meaning of the Law -- confusing it with the allegorical tenets of the Law of Moses. It is noted that the Ebionites did not observe the Law in the manner of the Jews. The early Church writer Epiphanius 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). For them to be accused of "blaspheming most of the legislation", means that they did not at all observe the Torah outwardly in accordance with the letter of the written word in the manner of the Jews. For the Ebionites to reject the allegorical symbolism of the Law of Moses -- stating that "...Christ has revealed ...to me" the spiritual meaning of the Law, is the same as stating that because they had begun to fulfill the Law within their own mind and being, that "Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures" (Luke 24:45). The Jews could not understand the spiritual meaning of the allegorical scriptures, because they threw away the Key of Knowledge (see http://KeyOfKnowledge.org .
In the same way that Nicodemus, who was a leader of the Jews, failed to understand the spiritual meaning of the Law of God with respect the process of birth and fulfilling Law, so too did the Romanized Gentiles, as well as the modern Christians who believe the Law (of Birth) was somehow canceled out by the fact that the man Jesus achieved what every other person must also achieve. Even when Jesus taught that you must turn from the ways of this world, fulfill the Law and become a child by achieving the next stage of birth. Did Jesus cancel the Laws of God as Christians proclaim? “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven" (Matt 5:17-20). What neither the carnal Jews or the Romanized Christians could understand, is that the Law must be fulfilled, in order to bring about and initiate the subsequent stages of birth. And in making reference to fulfilling the Law and entering the Kingdom (within), Jesus stated with respect to throwing away the Key of Knowledge: "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). The Jews did not understand the words of Jesus, because they observed the Law outwardly in ritual and tradition, instead of turning the scriptures within their own mind -- thereby throwing away the Key of Knowledge -- i.e., "Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word." As to why the Jews could not understand the spiritual teachings and concepts, Jesus explained: "You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out his desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, because he is a liar and the father of lies" (John 8:43-44). That the Romanized Christians not only threw away the proper use of the scriptures and use them as the Key of Knowledge when turned within your own mind, is eclipsed when they threw away the Law of God because Jesus was the first to fulfill it.
Mankind's True Purpose and Potential: In the same way that physical birth is the natural expression of the Laws of Creation, so too is the subsequent stages of birth a natural expression of the Laws. Man and Woman are Undeveloped Paradoxical Opposites that Innately and Unknowingly Possess the Key to all Knowledge and Enlightened Manifestation of Light and Consciousness at the core and essence of their Consciousness. In the allegorical Genesis account, Adam and Eve are not representative of actual historical people -- but rather, paradoxical opposite polarities of our own mind and consciousness. Which is why the Gospel of Philip states: “When Eve was still with Adam, death did not exist. When she was separated from him, death came into being. If he enters again and attains his former self, death will be no more”. Thus, this teaching in the Gospel of Philip is the same as the teaching in the Gospel of Thomas: "...when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female... then will you enter the kingdom." In the allegorical Genesis account, Adam/Man and Eve/Woman were separated, so they could directly interact with each other -- thereby bringing their higher heavenly and lower earthly natures together -- and in the interaction of paradoxical opposites, the two halves that are One is then able to develop the Mind -- thereby enabling the person to achieve Wholeness, Perfection and Completion.
Why do I portray Man and Woman as Undeveloped and Ignorant of their true potential reality? Because they permit themselves to be ruled over by their lower earthly-animal nature, and they therefore relate and limit their male/female interaction to a sexual and emotional relationship. Based upon the analogy of Plato's Cave where what we see and interact with in this world is symbolic and allegorical shadow-imagery that is being projected from a higher spiritual realm that lies beyond our vision and understanding, the sexual interaction that we see as being necessary for pro-creation, is really the means to connect the opposite polarities of Higher Mind together so the paradoxical opposites can directly interact. Which means that pro-creation is a symbol that portrays our own subsequent stage of birth that we must bring about to achieve our Ultimate Potential and Manifestation. Man and Woman marry not to bear children -- but rather, to bring about their own subsequent stages of birth. The fact that man and woman produce and bear children, is a symbol of their own coming together to seek to bring about the subsequent stages of birth. But because we have been fooled by the shadow-imagery of Plato's Cave and the appetites of our lower earthly-animal nature -- and therefore, we relate sexual interaction to the physical and emotional act of carnal appetite satisfaction and pro-creation -- we fail to embrace our inherent power that has been bestowed upon us to bring about and manifest our own ultimate potential as Enlightened Beings of Light and Pure Consciousness.
When the ancients spoke the adage with respect to acquiring self-knowledge and the importance of Knowing One's Self, an important part of Self-Knowledge was to understand what level of birth you were at. When Jesus said "ye are gods" (John 10:34), he was making reference to a person who has arisen to their ultimate potential of Mind, Being and Manifest Consciousness. When Jesus portrayed us as his brother, it was because each of us has the same ultimate potential that Jesus himself had achieved. Therefore, when Jesus stated to Nicodemus that you must be born again, he was making reference to the fact that the process of birth must be in brought about in phases -- i.e., physical birth provides a vehicle -- mental birth develops the mind through the choices and experiences each person makes -- spiritual birth grows and develops the Light of the Soul -- and the Final stage of Birth connects us to our Source of Consciousness as portrayed in the return of the Prodigal Son to his Father in the Heavenly Kingdom.
In the first level of birth a body-vehicle is formed with the joining of the male-sperm and female-ovum inside the womb of our mother, and exists at a physical level of consciousness. But there is also the process of Mental-Birth, Spiritual-Birth, and the final stage of Birth when we, as the prodigal son/daughter, are reunited with our Heavenly Father. And it is clear that Nicodemus did not understand the threefold process of birth that the Soul of each person must evolve through. And Jesus was making reference to these subsequent stages of birth when he asked Nicodemus how he could be a teacher of Israel, and not know these natural human realities of birth: "...Nicodemus answered and said to Him, How can these things be?" Jesus answered and said to him, Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? What the vast majority of Gospel readers fail to understand is the fact that this statement applies to every person who has ever walked the face of the earth with respect to the birth-process, and every person who is or has been in the position of a teacher -- i.e., you are presently dwelling in a Mental-Womb, and unless you achieve the next three stages of birth, you cannot enter into the future life that is personified as the Higher Kingdom of God.
An important consideration is the fact that Jesus did not portray Nicodemus as a teacher of the Jews -- but rather, "...Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?" Unless you understand the symbology of the allegorical text of the scriptures, the difference between a Jew and Israel will be meaningless to you. In the allegorical scriptures, a Jew symbolically portrays a person who has received the Law of God, but observes it outwardly in ritual and tradition (see Christianity - The Modern Spawn Of The Devil http://DevilSpawn.Ebionite.com#ChristianSpawnOfTheDevil ). In contradistinction, Israel portrays a person who has turned the scriptures within their own mind, and is using them as the Key of Knowledge that brings about Wholeness of Mind and Being by achieving the next subsequent stages of birth. Therefore, anyone who is a teacher of those seeking to achieve Wholeness, must understand the process that brings about the subsequent stages of birth. And when Nicodemus further questioned Jesus about the need to achieve the next stage of birth, Jesus replied: "...Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness." Which should provoke the question: Who is the "We" that Jesus is referencing who experienced the subsequent stages of birth? Thus, by virtue of his words, Jesus expected a teacher such as Nicodemus to understand the subsequent stages of birth. Why? Because we are dwelling in a Mental-Womb where through our growth and development, our mental-bodies are formed which enable us to see and understand all realities of Creation. Therefore, a teacher of Israel who was seeking Wholeness, must understand the threefold process of birth that each person must achieve in order to restore themselves as the prodigal son to the Edenic Kingdom. Further, it is important to note that Jesus was not speaking only of himself -- i.e., in the singular -- but rather, he was speaking in the plural with respect to the higher reality that ALL who achieve the next subsequent stage of birth know, have seen, and can witness to the mysteries and higher realities of Creation. Which is why Jesus said that whoever follows his teachings, "...will also do the works that I am doing. He will do even greater things than these" (John 14:12).
Mental Sperm/Ovum Join To Become Mental Embryo: There is a Divine Pattern that is holographically replicated into all of Creation. Which also means that what is true on the physical, is also true on the mental, and is ultimately true on the spiritual levels of Being. Birth is always brought about through the joining of divided opposites brought together to interact, grow and develop. Therefore, when we portray the process of (physical) Birth as being brought about by the Natural Laws of God and Creation, then so too is the subsequent stages of birth that Jesus asked Nicodemus if he understood. In the allegorical account of Genius when woman was drawn from the side of man, creating in their separation what can be portrayed as a Mental-Ovum and Mental-Sperm at a level where the "Two that are Joined as One", this interaction of opposite male and female polarities is designed to evolve the mind to a state of Absolute Enlightenment and Consciousness. When Jesus made reference to Nicodemus about achieving the subsequent stages of birth, if the Natural Laws are understood and embraced, Eve/Woman who is The opposite polarity of mind, holds all the mental-attributes to supply Adam/Man all that he needs to develop to his higher level of Mind -- and while the Man holds all the mental-attributes to supply the Woman all that she needs to develop to her higher level of Mind -- few people even possess any understanding of the purpose and depth of the Consecrated Marriage Union that is necessary to bring about and experience this growth through the process of mental-expansion and spiritual-deepening.
While Woman and her natural Intuitive Nature possess all that the Man and his natural Linear Nature needs to develop to his highest potential -- and Man has all the Woman needs to develop to her highest potential -- the vast majority of male/female unions are little more then sexually driven pseudo-marriages. In order to enter into a True Marriage that is the expression of the Natural Laws of God, the man and woman must become an integral part of their spouse -- both of whom are committed and willing to share their unique abilities for the benefit of their Spouse. Why? Because as their Spouse evolves and arises out of their organic condition as a Mental-Sperm and Mental-Ovum, can the rapid process of Mental-Expansion and Spiritual-Deepening be brought about. And this Fact of Life was declared and removed from the Gospels in the suppression of the teaching when the disciples posed the question to Jesus: "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?" And "...Jesus said to them, When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female, female; ...then will you enter the kingdom." How does the male and the female become "...one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female, female" -- which is necessary to "...enter the kingdom" This ultra-important teaching is not only found in many early scriptures, but also in the Second Epistle of Clement which was sent to a first century congregation of Christians (see Epistle Of Clement http://GospelOfThomas.Nazirene.org#EpistleOfClement ). The fact that this teaching was discussed in an epistle that was sent and received by a first century congregation -- and would be rejected today -- demonstrates that the modern Church has virtually nothing in common with the original Gospel teachings.
The Gospel states: "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh" (Matt 19:5-6) -- and it is this condition of Mind and Being that is necessary to achieve the next stage of birth and to "...enter the kingdom". When Jesus said these words he was not making reference to a common cultural marriages -- but rather, a highly developed Consecrated Spiritual Marriage where the two come together to develop their Spouse to their Highest Potential of Mind and Spirit in the Oneness of the Union of Opposites. That Jesus was referencing a Mental/Spiritual Marriage Union, is confirmed when Jesus warned: "But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart" (Matt 5:28). When a man looks at a woman with lust, he is expelling his Generative Power that should belong exclusively to his wife. And this violation of the Natural Laws that diminish the spiritual integrity of the Marriage Union, inhibits the Natural Laws that bring about the fulfillment of the teaching: "...when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female, female". Unless the male and female halves are united and the Full Wholeness of Mind is achieved, the man and woman will fail to reunite and develop -- i.e., again quoting the Gospel of Philip: “When Eve was still with Adam, death did not exist. When she was separated from him, death came into being. If he enters again and attains his former self, death will be no more”.
Man And Woman Develop Through Their Interactions and Ultimate Bonding: When two halves are brought together to develop and evolve to their full potential, then Wholeness can be achieved. From the perspective: Show me your strengths, and I'll show you your weaknesses -- the reality that a male can easily overpower and physically subjugate a women, is in fact a weakness in the man that consumes every part of the man's mind and being. Therefore, woman's separation portrayed in the allegorical Genesis account as a "help-meet" (see Woman As Man's Help-Meet And Savior http://SoulSelf.org#HelpMeet ), is to overcome this inherent weakness that inhibits the man's growth and development. And what this also means is that the violence against women and the subjugation of the feminine in the many forms that it takes, is in reality an externalization of the inner violence of mind that exists within each of our consciousnesses. When the equality of the sexes is understood -- and the fact that because of man's positively charged lower (physical) nature that enables him to control, enslave and subjugate woman who is negatively charged in her lower (physical) nature -- the equality of the paradoxical opposite genders must be understood and realized from their respective areas of strength versus the weaknesses of their gender opposite. The power of man's lower positively charged lower nature can be portrayed as a raging river -- the force of which makes it impossible to swim upstream and return back to the source. Woman not only possesses the ability under the right bonding conditions to reflect this raging power, but has the innate ability to transform it, and return it back to him on a higher plane of mind and being where he is of a negative/reflective/reflective polarity -- thereby enabling the two to achieve the necessary Wholeness of Mind and Being (see The Process Of Birth Within The Tree Of Life http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org#foundation ). The key word in the foregoing equation is "right bonding conditions" -- which means that unless Wholeness and Completion is achieved between the perspective man and woman -- where the male/positive and female/negative polarities are functioning as One in bringing about the unity of what is portrayed as Heaven and Earth within them (see The Four Gates Of The Mind http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#FourGates ), the necessary conditions do not, and cannot exist. And this is also true with respect to the (male) Linear and (feminine) Intuitive Spheres of Mind within each of us. And it is for this reason that in the Genesis account, woman is portrayed as man's most immediate savior (see Woman As Man's Help-Meet And Savior). Man and Woman are the embodiment of dynamic halves of the (paradoxical) Whole -- i.e., "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; ...then will you enter the kingdom". And in the same way that man needs woman on one level, woman needs the power of man on another level. And it is this lack of bonding and wholeness that is the cause of unfaithfulness in marriage -- which in the allegorical account of the scriptures, is portrayed as resulting in death. Why death? Because without the bonding and intimate oneness of Impressions, Thoughts and Mind, what is allegorically portrayed as the Edenic Kingdom cannot be entered.
In the same way that because of his polarity, a male is more powerful than a woman on one level, it is also true that a woman is more powerful than a male in different areas of mind and being. And when a man who by virtue of his gender-polarity possesses greater physical power, subjugates and enslaves a women whose greater power is manifest on a higher plane of mind and consciousness, it is the man who is in fact being deprived of the very Life-Giving Impressions that he needs to become Whole, Complete and enter into Life. And it is this absence of the Feminine Impressions that inhibits the True Advancement of Man, keeping him bound by his lower earthly nature and animal-consciousness (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature). And when rightly understood, this interaction of male and female Impressions which is the key to all mental and spiritual development beyond the most immature of human levels of consciousness (see Spiritual Osmosis And The Narrow Gate http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#Osmosis ) -- and is manifest in the merger and reunification of the opposite polarities and powers of mind as manifest in the respective male and female divided opposites in the Wholeness of the Restoration of AdamEve. Because few men can successfully deal with the inner conflict of the (male) Linear and (female) Intuitive Spheres of Mind -- permitting the reunification of the Three Lower Earthly Kingdoms with the Three Upper Heavenly Kingdoms -- all true mental and spiritual growth and development has been externalized in the relationship of the opposite polarities of Man and Woman. Which means that when rightly understood, the Life-Giving Fruit of the Tree of Life, is the Impressions of Wholeness that brings about mental and spiritual growth when what is personified as Adam and Eve is restored to their original reality of AdamEve -- 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'" (Rev 2:7). And the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Duality (a.k.a. Knowledge of Good and Evil) that brings death to the eater thereof, is the separated Impressions of a divided Adam and Eve. Which means that the true purpose of sexual intercourse between a man and woman, is to initiate and maintain this connection between the two externalized polarities of mind manifest in the the divided paradoxical opposites personified in Man and Woman -- thereby acting as a catalyst in the restoration of AdamEve (man and woman) in the Wholeness of Mankind which is personified as the union making the "one flesh". And it is this Wholeness of body, mind and spirit that Jesus was making reference to when he stated: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17). Which means that the True and Only path into Life, is to achieve the necessary Wholeness and Completion that is personified in the Original Gospel Teachings that was totally rejected by the Church (see The Reality Of The Original Gospels http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com ).
There is a spiritual formula that opens the door to higher development of Mind and Spirit beyond what can be portrayed as organic human consciousness. And without understanding the formula, no amount of schooling by academia, reading of scripture, meditation, or the study of religious teachings, will develop the mind beyond the organic limitations of man's physical mind. Traditionally, we have portrayed those few people who have to various degrees overcome the Natural Barrier of Mind as mystics -- and it is the mystic who understands that if the latent areas of mind are developed, this enables the person to circumvent the barrier between man's outer physical consciousness and the Source of his Mind and Being within him on the other side of the Natural Barrier of Mind and Consciousness. The Formula for transcending the barrier that separates the person you are in this world and your inner True-Self is the understanding of the Law of Octaves and the "narrow gate" of the Mind. Quoting from Spiritual Osmosis And The Narrow Gate http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#Osmosis : Thoughts can be likened to a formula -- balanced and whole mental-impressions bring about the expansion and deepening of the mind -- while mental impressions that lack the necessary wholeness and balance, are simply expelled from the mind as waste in much the same manner as your body uses the food you eat that can nourish, and expels the waste. The Law of Octaves is an embedded Checksum that tests each Impression and Thought.
In a paradoxical reality, one side of the paradox cannot dominate the other side -- and all growth and development is brought about as each of the paradoxical opposites develop and connect on a higher level of mind and being together. On one level, the male is stronger -- but he must use his strengths to explore and develop his wife's unique abilities that he does not possess to the same level. Woman sees and understands Intuitive Insights that the vast majority of men lack. Woman's strength is in her Intuitive Insights that opens enigmatic doors for the man's Linear Perception. As he explores the unique abilities of his wife without domination, both his wife's and his own Intuitive abilities will develop. When a woman has an Intuitive Insight and is able to see what a man does not, the man can't expect her to explain in his Linear polarity of thinking. It is the man who must take this Intuitive Insight, and expand his own perception to bring about the more balanced insight. And when he does this, a much larger picture of reality will begin to emerge. In those areas of mind where the Woman is dominant, the man must discover and adjust his own limitations.
Birth Development Of Mind Using Scriptur4es: Those who understand the Natural Laws of Birth, understand that the mind develops through the interaction of the Male with the Female, who possess the ability to spiritualize and raise up the Earthly lower nature and the Higher Spiritual Nature and bring the Four Gates of the Mind into the Center Narrow Gate and evolve into a Child of the Kingdom (see The Four Gates Of The Mind http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#FourGates ). In the allegorical account of Genesis, when Eve was drawn from the side of Adam, what is being personified is the need to develop and bring about the subsequent stages of birth through the process or rejoining Adam and Eve to restore AdamEve as stated in the Gospel of Philip: “When Eve was still with Adam, death did not exist. When she was separated from him, death came into being. If he enters again and attains his former self, death will be no more”. Thus, this teaching in the Gospel of Philip is the same as the teachings in the Gospel of Thomas: "...when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female... then will you enter the kingdom." In the allegorical Genesis account, Adam/Man and Eve/Woman were separated, so they could directly interact with each other -- thereby enabling husband and wife to bring their higher heavenly and lower earthly natures together -- and in the interaction of paradoxical opposites, the two halves that are One is then able to develop the Mind -- thereby enabling the person to achieve Wholeness, Perfection and Completion. Most Men remain intellectually and spiritually lost, because they fail to understand the transformational ability and power of Woman -- as their other half of Mind and Being. Which means that their relationships and marriages remain carnal and earthly.
An extremely important core Gospel teaching has been preserved in the Homilies of Clement in the quotations of the Apostle Peter. When you apply the Key of Knowledge to the scriptures, you turn them within your own mind -- not interpreting them outwardly or historically, in the outer world. When used as the Key of Knowledge, the journey is within one's own mind as the person is able to begin to tap into the Core Source of Consciousness within them. That the Pharisees interpreted the scriptures outwardly -- interpreting the sacred writings as historical accounts -- is why Jesus portrayed the Pharisees who interpreted them outwardly as the "devil's spawn" who could not understand his teachings (see The Devil's Spawn http://DevilSpawn.Ebionite.com ). That the modern Christians read the scriptures outwardly and historically in the manner of the Pharisees, is why the modern believer fails to make spiritual progress. And this is why In the Homilies of Clement the Apostle Peter is quoted as warning: "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without". What does this mean? By design, the scriptures cannot be understood by the Linear (male) outward-looking spheres of mind that is blind to the allegorical symgolism. And this fact is confirmed when Peter stated: "when the law of God (scriptures) is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind"? Why? Because it is composed in a symbolic language that can only be interpreted and understood by the inward-looking (feminine) Intuitive spheres of mind. The (male) outward-looking Linear spheres of mind attempts to interpret all things literally and historically in a three-dimensional understanding -- which is why Peter warns that "...For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself". Further, Peter warns that "...For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without". What this means is that if you attempt to interpret the scriptures in accord with a Biblical Commentary -- or in accord with the teachings of a Church -- or from a three-dimensional human thought-perspective -- that you will not only fail to understand the spiritual meaning of the scriptures, but you will alienate and disenfranchise your mind from the true spiritual meaning. Why? Because the scriptures are composed in the allegorical language of the Soul that employs allegorical catalysts that are used to develop the inward-looking Intuitive Spheres of Mind.
The scriptures are designed to develop the mind and enable the marriage partners to develop themselves to the level where they are then able to achieve the next subsequent stage of birth. The strength of the Feminine-Intuitive spheres of mind which look inward, is in the relevant meaning of the allegorical symbolism of deeper inward levels of Consciousness. While the strength if the Male-Linear, is the process of seeing and understanding the larger reality to achieve Wholeness. As the Husband and Wife seek the deeper meaning of the symbolism and allegorical language of the scriptures, they begin to connect with their deeper levels of Consciousness -- which is their embracement of the Divine Design of Creation to advance from the Alpha to the Omega of Advanced Enlightened Consciousness (see The Law Of Jacob's Ladder And Mental Advancement http://TheLawOfTheGospels.com#LawOFJacobsLadder ).
Traditionally, to study Jewish Mysticism, a man had to be thirty years old, married, and living a Torah-oriented lifestyle. Why? The man develops the mind by embracing the scriptures from a Liner-driven mindset, in order to embrace the written word and Intuitively learn the meaning of the allegorical symbols. By studying the scriptures in conjunction with his wife, he is then able to bring the Male-Linear and the Female-Intuitive together, to bring about the Higher Development process of Mental-Expansion and Spiritual-Deepening. Which answers the question as to why the man studying Jewish Mysticism had to be married. When the male and female differences in consciousness is understood, we can begin to understand the answer as to why the man needs a wife to study Jewish Mysticism. An interesting reality is presented in the movie Yentl, which starred Barbra Streisand. Quoting the Wikipedia (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yentl_(film) ) : "Yentl is a 1983 American romantic musical drama film directed, co-written, co-produced by, and starring American entertainer Barbra Streisand. It is based on Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story 'Yentl the Yeshiva Boy'. ...Yentl Mendel is a woman living in an Ashkenazi shtetl named Pechev in Poland in 1904. Yentl's father, Rebbe Mendel, secretly instructs her in the Talmud despite the proscription of such study by women according to the custom of her community. Yentl refuses to be married off to a man. After the death of her father, Yentl decides to cut her hair short, dress like a man, take her late brother's name, Anshel, and enter a Yeshiva, a Jewish religious school in Bychawa."
Why did a traditional Orthodox Jewish family reject teaching a Jewish woman the Talmud? Because teaching a woman from a Male-Linear perspective, inhibited and even atrophied the development of her Feminine-Intuitive attributes of mind -- thereby robbing her of her greatest mental strength and God-Given Gift. In an Orthodox Jewish community, other women taught young girls how to develop their intuitive feminine strengths into a transformative power that was both equal and opposite her future husband who was a student of Torah and Jewish Mysticism. And through the process of working with his wife who provided him insight into the spiritual meaning of the allegorical symbolism of the scriptures, the man and woman in a Consecrated Marriage Union could begin to develop the necessary attributes of mind that enabled them to begin to achieve the next stage of Mental-Birth. Of the original movie Yentl, the Wikipedia writes: "In Singer's story, this dual betrayal of nature and the divine plan dooms Yentl to a life of pain, alienation, and shameful dishonesty. After her marriage ends in disaster, Yentl remains trapped forever in her disguise, unable to find redemption from her rejection of a normal life—a take on the legend of the Wandering Jew". The Wikipedia then states: "In Streisand's film, Yentl's defiance of expectation and definition, a rejection of sexist gender roles, is treated as a virtue".
One of the greatest lessons the people of our modern culture must learn is that equal does not mean the same. Perhaps this is best expressed in the introduction of the long ignored book Brain Sex, by Anne Moir and David Jessel, where they wrote: "Men are different from women. They are equal only in their common membership of the same species, humankind. To maintain that they are the same in aptitude, skill or behavior is to build a society based on a biological and scientific lie". The key to the dilemma that confronts us today is further seen in the words of the authors with respect to their opposition to the ideas we teach our children in our modern-day politically correct culture: "What you will read in this book about the differences between men and women may make both sexes angry or smug. Both reactions are wrong. If women have reason to rage, it is not because science has set at naught their hard-won struggle towards equality; their wrath should rather be directed at those who have sought to misdirect and deny them their very essence". The book then goes on to embrace the very real statement that "Women should contribute their specific female gifts rather than waste their energies in the pursuit of a sort of surrogate masculinity. A woman’s greater imagination can solve intractable problems - be they professional or domestic - at one apparently intuitive stroke." More recently another (female) researcher named Dr Luan Brizendine has authored a book named The Female Mind. Dr. Brizendine, whose book is based on her own clinical work and analyses of more than 1,000 scientific studies, added: "There is no unisex brain. Girls arrive already wired as girls, and boys arrive already wired as boys. Their brains are different by the time they're born, and their brains are what drive their impulses, values and their very reality. I know it is not politically correct to say this but I've been torn for years between my politics and what science is telling us. I believe women actually perceive the world differently from men. If women attend to those differences they can make better decisions about how to manage their lives." These more informed decisions are basically impossible for most women in today's culture because of the biological lie that is being promoted due to political correctness. The problem is that because we dwell in a world that is generally defined by a male linear perspective, the true nature and depth of the feminine mind is largely an unexplored realm of vast substance and opportunity. In fact, once this far reaching reality is truly realized, one must begin to acknowledge that even men are severely anchored and inhibited by their own and societies ignorance with respect to the higher purpose and untapped potential of the female mind and the spiritual purpose of the subsequent stages of birth. In this respect, woman is the missing element in (male) man's search for God and the meaning of life -- and vise versa.
Failure Of Birth -- Spiritual Miscarriage -- The Fact Of Law That Cannot Be Evaded: The Essene Ebionites who are the foundation of the Gospel teachings, often prayed to Mother Father God. When Jesus said that God was our Father, you can't have a Father without a Mother. And when Jesus taught the Laws that brought about Mental and Spiritual development, we are presently developing in the Womb of Mother-God. And if you fail to achieve the subsequent stages of birth, you will suffer a Mental/Spiritual Miscarriage and find yourself dumped into the "outer darkness" of the Astral Realms -- 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 22:13).
All births are the result tof Male and Female coming together. If a physical sperm or ovum fail to unite, they are expelled from the womb of the woman as having failed to unite and develop into an embryo and fetus. From the perspective of the Natural Laws: What is true on the physical, is true on the mental, and is also true on the spiritual -- which means that to become "one flesh" the objective is for a man as a potential Mental-Sperm, to join with his wife who can be portrayed as a potential Mental-Ovum, and in a Spiritual Marriage where they unify and become "one flesh", they are then able to begin to develop by becoming a potential Mental-Embryo where Oneness must be Achieved. Why potential? Because on a mental level of being, growth and development is the result of the choices a person makes. Few men and woman understand the true depth of a Divine Marriage -- and fewer yet are prepared to make the necessary commitment to their spouse, in order to bring their Ultimate Destiny about. And therefore, those men and woman who fail to achieve this Union and Development, are expelled from the Mental-Womb of Mother-God and dumped into the astral realms. Having failed to join and manifest a Spiritual Union, they cannot enter into the Life in the Kingdom as Jesus taught: "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom? Jesus said to them, When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female, female; ...then will you enter the kingdom." Unless the feminine that can be portrayed as an Mental-Ovum, joins with the male that can be portrayed as a Mental-Sperm become fully Joined and At-One in Body, Mind and Spirit, the next stage of birth cannot take place. And this Fact of Life and Law is confirmed and rightly understood when a physical sperm and ovum fails to develop and join as One.
The Fate Of Those Who Fail To Achieve Subsequent Birth: In the same way that Jesus taught that the Kingdom is within you, so too is the subsequent stages of birth. Those few who achieve the subsequent stage of birth, open a direct inner connection to their Source of Consciousness that is a Being Of Light (see http://BeingOfLight.com ) that is their their True or Soul-Self (see http://SoulSelf.org ) -- and ultimately, the Divine Mind (see The Cosmology Of The Divine Mind http://BeingOfLight.com#CosmologyOfMind ). Those people who fail to achieve the necessary subsequent stage of birth with the death of their physical body, are dumped out into the "outer darkness" of the astral realms. They do not reincarnate. And neither do they go to glory in the Kingdom. Those who fail to achieve the subsequent stages of birth and open the inner connection to their True or Higher Soul-Self, are the victimes of a Spiritual Miscarriage. The fate of those who are miscarried and expelled from the Womb of Mother-God, are portrayed in the Gospel of Thomas saying 84 which states: (84) Jesus said, "When you see your likeness, you rejoice. But when you see your images which came into being before you, and which neither die nor become manifest, how much you will have to bear!" It does not say: When you see God -- and this is because you dwell within the reality of your own Soul-Self -- and it is your Soul-Self that is your True-Self that is above portrayed as "your likeness" that dwells within the Mind God. When rightly understood, we only dwell within God by proxy. And the Gospel of Thomas asks the question: "...But when you see your images which came into being before you, and which neither die nor become manifest, how much you will have to bear!" These images which came into being before you, are the past lives that your True or Soul-Self has previously lived, that have all failed to bring about the next subsequent stage of birth that Jesus taught was necessary to enter the Kingdom. And thus, these past images or soul-generated personalities which your Soul or True-Self has lived, remain within the House of the Soul as the experiences of failed lives that never became manifest. Which means that as a failed-image, you will neither go to Glory with God, nor will you reincarnate -- and lacking the permanence of the Soul, you will remain forever as a failed experience in the House of the Soul -- i.e., "The soul...", writes the mystic St. Teresa, is as “a castle made of a single diamond… in which there are many rooms, just as in Heaven there are many mansions” (Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila). Some of these soul-generated personalities evolve their way back to the Soul. Others become lost in their beliefs they adopted while in physical life -- i.e., some in pursuit of the fulfillment of their carnal appetites which can only be satisfied in their attempts to attach themselves, influence and even take possession of the body of a person still in the body (see Thirty Years Among The Dead . Many earth-bound spirits who are no longer in the body-vessel, whisper to people in Churches and other religious institutions. Quoting from The Astral Realm Hell http://DevilSpawn.Ebionite.com#TheAstralRealmHell
The Astral Realm Hell: If you fail to bring about the next and subsequent stages of birth, then your consciousness will be released from the physical body, and you will find yourself dumped out into the astral realms that surround the earth. What are the astral realms? Quoting from the Wikipedia: "According to ancient andmedieval science, aether also spelled ćther or ether and also called quintessence, is the material that fills the region of the universe above the terrestrial sphere." Terrestrial portrays the physical world -- and the term ćther or ethers portrays the non-physical realms that surround the earth -- but remain very much an integral part of the earth. Without your physical body, your mind will be released, and you will no longer be seen by the vast majority of those people who continue to dwell in their physical bodies. Those people who have been cast into the astral realms, can see the physical world -- they can hear the words that those in the body speak -- but the people in the physical world cannot see or hear those who have been released from their bodies, and now find themselves in the astral.
In the same way that the person finds themselves thrust out of their body in a Near Death Experience (see Scientism And The Folly Of The NDE And OOBE Critic http://KnowThyself.Nazirene.org#NDE_Critic ), most people who physically die find themselves looking down at their lifeless body. And at that point, it is how you understand the experience of death, that will be the determining factor that will orchestrate your future. It has been said that when an ignorant person physically dies, the mere experience of dying does not convey to them any sort of knowledge as to their predicament they now find themselves in. In the case of most people, they are not at all prepared to understand the process of physical death.
Even though you no longer have a physical body when you experience death, you can see and witness all the events that is going on in the physical realm. If you just suddenly experienced physical death for no apparent reason, then you will hear everything that everyone says about your death. And this is also true if you died by virtue of an accident or some other mishap. If you are the victim of a homicide, then you will see the person or persons who murdered you. At the foregoing link we see accounts where people who have experienced an NDE, can find themselves being drawn to a distant location by the people who are thinking about them. Without a physical body, you will find yourself able to easily pass through physical walls and any concrete structure. If you think of a distant location, you will find you have the ability to go there.
How can someone who has passed over into the afterlife pass through concrete walls? That modern physics has proven the vision and wisdom of the Mystic is a reality that few intellectuals have even begin to come to terms with. In his 1951 textbook on quantum theory, Bohm offered some interesting speculations on the analogies between the quantum processes and thought processes, thus carrying further the celebrated statement made by the astronomer James Jeans two decades earlier: “Today there is a wide measure of agreement… that the stream of knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine”; and the statement by astronomer Arthur Eddington: “The stuff of the universe is mind-stuff”. Max Planck who is considered the founder of quantum theory stated: "As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter." More recently, cyberneticist David Foster described “an intelligent universe” whose apparent concreteness is generated by cosmic data from an unknowable, organized source. The reality of the holographic theory says that: “…our brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and space. The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe.”
What does it mean that the Universe is not concrete matter in the manner that our brains interpret it -- but rather, the Universe is a "Great Thought"? What does it mean that “…our brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and space. The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe”? That what we are seeing is a holographic universe that is to a large part created within our own minds, is why the Gospel of Thomas declares: Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you . For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest." Which statement provokes the question: If we begin to recognize what is in our sight, what exactly will begin to "...become plain" to our vision and understanding? In the February 1979 Psychology Today interview with brain scientist Karl Pribram, the world which he attempted to describe confirmed the vision witnessed by the ancient mystics and enlightened wise men -- and when their vision of man's reality is properly understood, confirmed the reality of the Bible that neither true believer nor staunch critic is even prepared to acknowledge and understand -- i.e., Pribram wrote: “It isn’t that the world of appearances is wrong; it isn’t that there aren’t objects out there, at one level of reality. It’s that if you penetrate through and look at the universe with a holographic system, you arrive at a different reality, one that can explain things that have hitherto remained scientifically inexplicable: paranormal phenomena… synchronicities, the apparently meaningful coincidence of events” (see Illusion ). And thus, it is this world of illusion that is created by the limitations of each person's own mind that limits the vision and understand of each individual person.
Those who pass over and realize that they are no longer in the physical body (people who have crossed over), often return to help their children, relatives and friends. While they can sometimes assist the people still in the physical with their thoughts impressed into their relatives mind, the relatives they are attempting to help, cannot carry a back and forth conversation. In many instances, helping their relatives and friends is part of their own rehabilitation program of making up for the things they missed while still in the body.
Enigma Of Solid Matter: When I write in the above that modern
cutting-edge science has confirmed the perceptive-vision and wisdom of the
mystic, we must come to understand why the scientist has concluded that
"...the universe begins to look more like a great
thought than like a great machine”;
and the statement: “The stuff of the
universe is mind-stuff”;
and especially the statement that “…our
brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies
from a dimension transcending time and space. The brain is a hologram,
interpreting a holographic universe.” And
especially the statement of Max Planck who is considered the founder
of quantum theory where he summed up the perspective that the universe has
revealed itself as a great thought -- that the Higher Consciousness that is
generating the thoughts of all that we see and experience that many
religions portray as God, exists within a Matrix of Higher Consciousness:
"We must assume behind this force the existence of
a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter."
Solid Matter Is Just a Vibratory Frequency Our Brains Interpret
As Concrete. In a February 1979 Psychology Today interview with brain
scientist Karl Pribram, the world which he attempted to describe confirmed
the vision witnessed by the mystics and the scriptures:
“It isn’t that the world of appearances is wrong;
it isn’t that there aren’t objects out there, at one level of reality. It’s
that if you penetrate through and look at the universe with a holographic
system, you arrive at a different reality, one that can explain things that
have hitherto remained scientifically inexplicable: paranormal phenomena…
synchronicities, the apparently meaningful coincidence of events”.
In the realization that traditional scientific inquiry can never provide the answers to life, thoughtful physicists in greater number have begun to notice the curious parallels between their own findings and ancient mystical descriptions of reality. These similarities were pointed out in the book, The Tao Of Physics, by Fritjof Capra, and The Dancing Wu Li Masters by Gary Zukav. Zukav’s book takes its title from the Chinese expression for physics, wu li, which he translates as “patterns of organic energy”, and writes: “Bell’s theorem not only suggests that the world is quite different than it seems, it demands it. Something very exciting is happening. Physicists have ‘proved’ rationally that our rational ideas about the world in which we live are profoundly deficient”. Bell’s theorem, which was proposed in 1964 by J.S. Bell, a physicist working in Switzerland, was first confirmed experimentally in 1972. Physicist Henry Stapp, in a 1975 federal report called it the most “profound discovery of science”. Bell’s theorem succeeds in exhibiting the bizarre nature of the subatomic world. Experiments show that if paired particles which are identical twins in their polarity fly apart, and the polarity of one is changed by an experimenter, the polarity of the other particle changes instantaneously. Even though they appear to us as separate, the particles remain mysteriously connected regardless of the fact that there is no physical connection. The problem is that the mind of man in it’s natural organic state is simply incapable of perceiving the far-reaching ramifications of this great truth -- and even less prepared to comprehend the results of the intertwining connections that are maintained not only between individuals and groups of people, but between the past, the present, and future.
The Hell of Time: When you are no longer in the physical body, you are no longer subject to both Linear-Time as man experiences it in this world, and neither are you subject to the Cycles of the physical body that interrupt the person's thinking and mindset. While in the physical body you must maintain breath, nourishment sleep and other bodily functions, which is no longer the case when you transition into the afterlife and are no longer subject to the cycles of the physical body. Beginning at the subheading entitled The Evolving Soul http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org#TheEvolvingSoul , I present the reality that Linear-Time is a dimension of Soul-Mind -- and when you are no longer in the physical body, you are no longer subject to Time. What this means is that you can easily get locked into a single thought or experience, and remain under the total control of that thought or experience. And in many instances, the situation that one finds themselves in, is made far worse by strong beliefs that were not acted upon to evolve into a mature understanding. With respect to the person of strong (religious?) beliefs, this reality is presented in the words of Jesus when he warned: "And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more" (Luke 12:47-48). Thus, the modern Christian simply has no means to understand why and how the lukewarm believer in Christ will be beaten with the stripes of greater judgment, than the unbeliever. And in this instance the fate of the complacent believer is in many instances far worse than the person who did not cling to strong beliefs pertaining to the afterlife. And this is because of the fact that all elementary religious teachings are designed to assist those who lack the necessary spiritual maturity to understand their own Soul-Reality with any reasonable depth. Quoting from The Process of Re-Engineering Beliefs, Myths & Folklore http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#Reengineering : When we instruct elementary school students, we present the information in an age and grade-level appropriate manner. We would not even attempt to teach elementary school students such advanced subjects as physics, trigonometry and calculus at an age level where they must first learn basic math. And that the consciousness of organic man is too immature and undeveloped to comprehend the higher reality of the Soul and the spiritual meaning of the scriptures, is why Paul warned that the account of Jesus and the crucifixion is "milk" designed for "babes in Christ" (see http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#animal ). And because of organic immaturity is why Paul -- wherein he warned that if he even attempted to convey the Higher Truth to the baptized and confirmed Christians who he personally taught and instructed, that they would reject the spiritual meaning of the Gospels as utter "foolishness". Why? Because the higher reality of the Soul is beyond the limitations of natural organic human comprehension. What this means is that whatever was literally written with respect to the historical Gospel traditions, was for the nourishment of immature believers who were incapable of comprehending the spiritual meaning of the Gospel.
What this means is that the person who begins the journey of acquiring higher Soul and Spiritual reality, is generally immersed in immature concepts of a higher reality that s/he is not able to comprehend with any depth of understanding. And with the suspension of Time, the person who has passed over to the other side, becomes attached to concepts that are totally elementary -- many of which are totally lacking any substance of higher truth. But because we are subject to our thoughts pertaining to a timeless reality that we are not prepared for, we can easily fall prey to our own ignorance as we permit ourselves to become locked into a single thought or concept that we have no real understanding of. And with respect to the complacent Christian, this is where we can see the fulfillment of the words of Jesus where he warned: "And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes." With respect to those of whom Jesus said: "...But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes", in most instances will not be locked into a predetermined strong belief, and in the after-life they can easily be approached by friends and family members who have passed on before them. Thus, because they can be approached, they can be assisted and helped through the process of migrating from physical life to non-physical life.
What of those who hold strong beliefs pertaining to the after-life? Because they are no longer subject to Time, they can become the victim of their beliefs and mindset. In the same way that our educational systems are designed to evolve the mind of the student from elementary to higher levels of understanding, if the student becomes complacent at an elementary stage -- or, becomes locked into a belief that derails their progress -- then the student/believer becomes locked into that level of instruction or dogmatic understanding. And when that person is no longer subject to Time or the cycles of the body, they can remain locked into a single thought for virtually eternity. Upon being released from the natural cycles of the physical body, many Christians will praise the Lord F-O-R-E-V-E-R. No one who has passed on before them, is able to approach them, unless they are of the same mind as the person locked into the belief of the person. Further, because they have access to those people of the same mindset who are still in physical life, then seek out those people in support of their belief. Many earth-bound spirits frequent the Churches -- with some successfully impressing and implanting their thoughts in the minds of the parishioners -- who often believe that what they are hearing is the voice of the Lord. Many claim to have been told by Jesus, by Mary, some saint or other such being they hold in authority. Which means that those who cling to beliefs in Hell, can find themselves experiencing Hell -- and no one outside of their framework of belief can approach them. Those who believe in eternal judgment, will experience eternal judgment in accord with their beliefs. Those who believe that they will go to Glory, will experience the illusion of their beliefs. Many Atheists will enter into a comatose suspension of all thought and life. Those who believe in meditation as the higher path, can find themselves in an endless meditation. An endless environment of Torah study.
Then there are those addicted to the unrestrained appetites of the body. Many earth-bound spirits will strive to get into and inhabit the body of those who drink alcohol to excess. Excessive drinking of alcohol, opens the door for an earth-bound spirit to get into the person -- and occupy the body of the intoxicated person. Many murders or cases of manslaughter are committed by the spirit that has taken control of the person's body. In many instances, the mixture of alcohol or drugs enables an earthbound spirit to induce rape or violence against their partner. The same is true of those addicted to drugs, gambling, sex and any other addictive behaviors which draws earth-bound spirits into the life of the person -- impressing their thoughts into the mind of the person still in the body.
So what is the fate of those of whom the Gospel account of Jesus portrays as who "...did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes." Because of the corruption of the scriptures and the adoption of man-made dogmatic beliefs, the modern Christian has no means to explain why the unbelievers will receive less judgment than the mainstream of complacent believers who those who knew the masters will, but did not properly prepare themselves to live in accord with the Gospel teachings, will receive the greater judgment. In fact, these statements are in total opposition to everything that modern Christians believe. If the unbelievers receive the lesser judgment than the lukewarm believers, then what is their fate. From a modern Christian dogmatic perspective, that would mean the the unbelievers would inherit the Kingdom, while the lukewarm believers would not -- or at least be subject to greater judgment than the unbelievers who committed many sins.
What is set forth in the Gospels as judgment or judgment day, takes place every day of a person's life -- and as explored in the subheading The Octave Test Through The Narrow Gate http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org#OctaveTestNarrowGate , every thought that the mind generates and associated action is evaluated and judged. In the same way that an infant is in the process of growing and developing, this world is a Mental-Womb where the mind is in the process of growing and developing through the nourishment of Impressions and Thoughts that are Whole -- i.e., not diminished by the duality of the male or female columns of the Tree of Duality, or the duality of the heavenly and earthly as tested by the Law of Octaves when the person's Impressions and Thoughts are evaluated. Any Impressions or Thoughts that are polarized to the outer Male or Female Columns of Duality of the Tree of Life, is representative of the Forbidden Fruit that in the failure to properly nourish the mind with Wholeness, brings spiritual death. And without the proper balance of the Male and Female Columns of Duality, neither can the Earthly be reunited to the Heavenly as explored at the previous subheading link.
In the Gospel statement: "And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. ...But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes" -- both groups remained spiritually flat-lined in their development. In the first group "...which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself', the person remained spiritually flat-lined in their development as they clung to religious teachings that were never acted upon -- and therefore no growth and greater understanding was experienced. In the second group "...that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes", that person did not cling to undeveloped elementary spiritual concepts, and basically lived their lives as a part of organic nature. When the first group of complacent believers transitioned from physical life to the non-physical after-life -- thereby no longer being subject to Linear-Time or the interruptions of the Natural Cycles of the Body, the complacent believers often become locked into a single belief they held pertaining to their ideas of the afterlife. Whereas, the second group who held no beliefs on the afterlife, did not attempt to live out beliefs that they never ascribed to. While both groups remain immature and elementary in their understanding, the second group can be approached by friends and family members who physically died before them.
If you learn to initiate an Out Of Body Experience (OOBE), you will encounter realms where earth-bound spirits perpetually worship or are totally controlled by things, actions or earthly-experiences they mentally attached themselves to while they were in physical life. Those people in this life who are able to perceive the earth-bound spirits around us, often see these spirits as haunting a person, place or thing that they were attached to while in the physical body. And because the spirits are no longer subject to Time or the cycles of the physical body, the spirits can remain attached to a person, place or thing just about F-O-R-E-V-E-R. When many people physically die, they remain unaware that they are no longer in the body-vessel. They just become locked into a paramount (religious or philosophical) thought or experience. Others, as in a Near Death Experience (NDE ), people outside the body observe their lifeless form and other people's response to their death (see Scientism And The Folly Of The NDE And OOBE Critic http://KnowThyself.Nazirene.org#NDE_Critic ). Having experienced physical death, they often maintain a vigilance on their lifeless form through the funeral and burial. But because they are consciously observing, these people can often be approached and helped by relatives and friends who have themselves passed over.
Defective Mental-Embryo: In the same way that a sperm or ovum that fails to unite is expelled from the womb -- as is a defective embryo miscarried or is rejected in a spontaneous abortion -- failure to achieve the next stage of birth by a person's physical death, causes that person to be expelled from the Mental-Womb of this present life.
From a Soul-Perspective, how many lives of failure will be required to achieve the next stage of birth and fulfill the Destiny of the Soul? But this is not at all understood, because the fourth century Church of Rome removed the teaching on the pre-existent Soul that evolves to Wholeness and Perfection over the course of many lifetime (see Pre-Nicene Church Taught Reincarnation http://ChristianReincarnation.org#PreNiceneChurch ). Yet, it has been preserved in the Gospel of Thomas where it states: Jesus said, "When you see your likeness, you rejoice. But when you see your images which came into being before you, and which neither die nor become manifest, how much you will have to bear!" Your "likeness" is your True or Higher Soul-Self -- while your images "...which came into being before you, and which neither die nor become manifest", are the previous lives that have been squander4ed away, in order to complete the Cycle of the Threefold Birth. Are you squandering away your opportunity to fulfill your Soul-Destiny and achieve the Final Stage of Spiritual Birth and Arise as a god? -- i.e., "Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, 'I said, You are gods '?" (see Ye Are Gods https://beingoflight.brotherofyeshua.com/#gods ).