The Jesus Test: As stated in the above, Jesus explained to his disciples why the people of this world could not comprehend the Mysteries of God — which necessitated that he teach them in the allegorical enigma of parables which concealed the imbedded meaning from their understanding — and stated: “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you.” For the Church to take the position that the pagan and heathen Gentiles who grafted the dogma that Jesus was God into the Church — and that the heathen Gentiles could understand what the original disciples of Jesus could not, is pure spiritual and intellectual lunacy. It is proven beyond any doubt that the original Gospel accounts stated that Jesus was a man who became the Messiah at his baptism in the Jordan (see TheTenWords.com ) — and that the disciples not only learned all truths plainly — but these same disciples walked with Jesus daily — talked with him daily — and even had their minds opened to the inner spiritual meaning of the scriptures: “Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures” (Luke 24:45) — and yet, the Church expects the congregations to believe that the Romans and Greeks who were totally pagan in their thinking and mindset, understood what the original disciples could not? In the words of Thomas Jefferson: “Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong” (Notes on Virginia, 1782). In this example, the fact that the Church has rejected the teachings of the original disciples, and have instead adopted the dogma of pagan Rome, means that so long as the Christians continue to embrace this error, it will remain impossible for them to find the Truth. And because the dogma of the Churches have mentally and spiritually flat-lined the necessary growth and development of the congregation of believers, the Christians have rejected knowledge, and adopted what Paul portrayed as the most elementary belief that is representative of the beginning of TheWay. Moreover, the fact that the Church of Constantine actually edited and corrupted the very words that Christians believe were spoken by God directly to mankind — words containing a meaning that was necessary to comprehend the true meaning of the Gospel — and that after totally corrupting the very words spoken by God (see TheTenWords.com ) in order to adopt a totally pagan dogma, Christians promote the insanity that they are the approved people of God. And, that as apostate believers, that they somehow possess the perception and understanding to comprehend the true meaning of the Gospel that those who were portrayed as “without”, were totally blind to. And when sincere seekers of Truth attempted to warn the people of their pagan dogmatic folly, they turned upon the bearers of Truth in order to silence them. Perhaps a perfect example of the fate of those who openly opposed the Church and/or state-church alliances, is the case of Giordano Bruno who was burned at the stake for rejecting the doctrine that Jesus was God incarnate.
The reality of the Church today is seen in the fact that the modern believer holds absolutely nothing in common with the authors of the Gospels — and even the true nature and objectives of the scriptures themselves remains virtually unknown to the modern world of believers. Where the Church which is comprised of those who were portrayed as being “without”, blindly perceives the scriptures as an historical account, the author’s of the scriptures placed absolutely no significance to their historical value whatsoever. In fact, a vast majority of scriptures that were even more important than those which are presently used by the Church, were destroyed because the written account conflicted with those scriptures which the Church eventually adopted. Further, even the present set of scriptures were edited (see http://BibleCorruption.com ) to suppress the historical impossibilities which were written directly into the text, in order to inhibit believers from reading them literally.
Open up nearly any reference source and you will see the original Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus condemned as heretics. Why? Of course they are heretics from the perception and understanding of the people who dwell under the sovereign control and power of the Citizen of the Far Country. Thus, because this world and all its institutions lie under the control of the god of this world, Jesus warned his disciples that the “…hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God” (John 16:1-2 NAS). So the fact that the Church of the AntiChrist (see Church Of The AntiChrist) condemns the disciples of the Prince of the Right Hand who is not of this world, is in and of itself a witness to their genuine spirituality. And to even suggest that these same disciples who were condemned and hunted down as heretics, composed scriptures that literally declared what Jesus called the Sacred Secrets of the Kingdom in the literal text of the written word, amounts to little more than intellectual and spiritual insanity!!!
None of these realities can be understood, without first understanding why God ordained this world to be under the sovereignty, power and control of what Peter portrays as the Prince of the Left Hand — i.e., the Citizen of the Far Country in the parable of the prodigal son. And just as important is the fact that the prodigal son must himself return to the Kingdom of the Father (see GateOfEden.com). And in the manner of a true Trojan Horse, while the scriptures provide a false facade on the outside (of the text), concealed within the allegorical narrative of the scriptures lies the necessary knowledge to empower the prodigal son to prevail over the Citizen of the Far Country, and overcome the forces of the Left Hand of Correction.
A reasonable question would be: If the scriptures are not historical, then just what are they? And why do they appear to be historical if they are not? The factual reality that is not at all understood by the modern believer is that while the scriptures are composed in what, on the surface of the text of the written word, appears to the unenlightened reader to be an historical narrative — this seemingly historical perspective is merely a cloak for an entirely different and more important purpose that is concealed within the quasi-historical garb of the writings — and is in fact representative of what can only be portrayed as an allegorical Trojan Horse — used by highly advanced souls as a means to induce carnal man into unknowingly serving a higher spiritual order. When Jesus described those who were “without ..the House”, he stated that they were “…ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV) — and Paul very clearly states that this organic blindness is true even of those who are in the Church and committed themselves to the teachings of Jesus. Very plainly Paul warns that unless they evolve into a state of spiritual maturity, that these same committed Christians will reject the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God as utter “foolishness” (see Mystery of the Gospel). And the fact that the scriptures and Gospel accounts are not at all historical — but is in fact spiritual with a potential of the highest importance to the community of faith-based believers — is representative of a higher realty that the modern Church is not even prepared to come to terms with. Like Dorothy who has had the innate ability to return home throughout her journey in the Land of Oz — and was not in need of any clerical wizardry or hocus pocus rituals — when the potential of the scriptures is realized, and the Key of Knowledge properly applied, the Gospels provide the prodigal son or daughter who has become the true disciple of TheWay, with the ability and means to return to the Kingdom of the Father. And this is true, only because the Gospels are far more than the historical narrative that they appear to be on the surface.
What the modern believer fails to comprehend is the fact that a highly advanced spiritual people have absolutely no use for historical writings — and what appears in the scriptures to be an historical narrative, is representative of a series of symbols that possess the capacity to act as a catalyst intended to immerse the seeker in the transformational experience that has an alchemical effect upon the very substance of the body and organic consciousness — permitting the seeker/disciple to fulfill the Laws within his being, and bring about the necessary Wholeness and Completion within himself. So the great question that confronted the authors of the scriptures is this: How do you preserve and safeguard essential spiritual truths that is not only incomprehensible to the congregation of believers — and would in fact be condemned as heresy by the great multitude of people and their religious and political leaders? The method that has been employed by highly advanced spiritual souls throughout the ages, is to conceal and protect this essential knowledge by hiding them in plain sight. But to even begin to understand why the scriptures are in fact an allegorical Trojan Horse, one must first understand the journey of the soul and the state of absolute conflict and persecution of those who attain to a state of spiritual enlightenment.
While all of mankind are equally the prodigal sons who are lost in this world — under the control of what Jesus called the Citizen of the Far Country, or what Paul portrayed as the god of this world — and the factual reality of this world is that those who have begun, or are even in the process of awakening to their true reality — and thereby have begun breaking loose of the almost total control exerted by the Citizen of the Far Country on all the lost prodigal sons and daughters — these few have been perpetually hunted down as heretics by those who continue to dwell under the dominion of the god/consciousness of this world. And while the vast multitude of mankind who dwell under the absolute control of the god of this world will attempt to reject what I am stating, Jesus himself warned that those who receive the knowledge of the Truth will be hunted down as heretics — i.e., “…for everyone who kills you [will] think that he is offering service to God” (John 16:1-2 NAS). And with respect to the Sacred Knowledge that could only be revealed to the inner core of disciples, Jesus warned not to give what is holy to those who can be likened to the qualities of dogs, nor to cast spiritual pearls before those men who can be likened to the qualities of swine — and in the Homilies of his disciple Clement the Apostle Peter is quoted as stating: “We remember that our Lord and teacher, as commanding, said to us, guard the mysteries for me, and the sons of my house. Wherefore also he explained to his disciples, privately, the mysteries of the kingdoms of the heavens.” Paul went one step further and proclaimed that is was not even lawful to divulge the sacred knowledge to those with profane carnal ears and understanding — i.e., when he was “..caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter” (2 Cor 12:4-5 NKJ).
Those who dwell under the control and power of what Paul calls the god of this world, were portrayed by Jesus as dwelling in the “outer darkness” of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) — and thus, they are inhibited from knowing their more distant past when they dwelt in the Kingdom with their Heavenly Father. Because of the natural condition of the body which is comprised of earth-matter — a condition which limits the perception and understanding of the person to that of the earth — Jesus portrayed not only the condition of the “outer darkness” which organically limits the cognizant perception of the people, but also that condition which Jesus portrayed as The Prison. Thus the oft ignored warning: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV). In speaking of this prison which Jesus warned that “Thou shalt by no means come out from there, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing” (Mat 5:26), that soul which has been imprisoned by the god of this world who is the Left Hand of Correction, cannot make any progress until their debts are repaid. And they are further inhibited by the limitations imposed upon them by the prince of the left hand from possessing the necessary esoteric knowledge which can be used as a catalyst to return to the Kingdom and the Source of their Being. Jesus portrayed them as “…ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV), because they have been imprisoned and remain under the control of the god of this world who is the Left Hand of Correction. Thus, Peter warns that “For thus from the beginning was a law laid by God, the Creator of all things, on each of the two princes, him of the right hand and him of the left, that neither should have power over any one whom they might wish to benefit or to hurt, unless first he had sat down at the same table with them ….[and]you became servants to the prince of evil”. And when understood, Paul states the same exact warning where he writes: “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? …Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?” (Rom 6:1-16 NKJ). And that Paul portrays a person who claims to be a believer, and continues to sin, as an apostate who crucifies the Christ afresh — and to whom no sacrifice can redeem because of their apostasy — is demonstrated conclusively at TheLie.org .
The scriptures correctly portray organic man as having an inherent blindness and inability to comprehend man’s true soul and spiritual reality which effects all of mankind. The parable of the prodigal son portrays a ruler of this world which Jesus called the Citizen of the Far Country — and it was the squandering away of the son’s inheritance on “riotous living” that caused his hardships and sufferings. And just as important is the fact that when the prodigal son came to his senses, it is seen that he had the power to return to the Kingdom of the Father. Some untruths with respect to the journey of the prodigal son is (1) the Father did not send an army into the Far Country to take it over — (2) the Father did not send the elder son as a savior — (3) neither did the prodigal son die to return to the Father’s Kingdom — (4) and in fact, there was no time-frame set forth for the return of the son. And what this means is that every one of the modern Christians ideas of salvation, are simply not supported in the parables that Jesus taught by. And just as important is the fact that the Church can find no satisfactory interpretation of the parable of the prodigal son, because they can’t come to terms with what is represented in the personage of the elder son who remains with the Father — portrayed as never in any measure going against the Father’s Will.
It is basically impossible for the modern Christian to even begin to interpret the parables which were designed for those who were portrayed as being “without”, because they lack not only self-knowledge, but they do not at all understand the structure of their own (interior) being which can be portrayed as the cosmology of mind. In all the parables of the Kingdom, there is an inner reality that is being portrayed that is not at all understood by the modern congregation of believers. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field” (Matt 13:44 NKJV). (1) Why is the treasure hidden? (2) Where is the field that a seeker must search? (3) Why, when the man uncovers the treasure, does he leave it hidden? (4) And why does he go and sell all that he has, so he can buy the field and possess the hidden treasure? It is impossible to answer these questions without having an understanding of one’s own cosmology of mind and being.
In the parable of the prodigal son, what Peter portrays as the Prince of the Right Hand is never portrayed as having even a presence in this world. There is no Churches in the Far Country that are the ones approved by the Father. There is no government in the Far Country that is approved. Why? Because every aspect of the Far Country lies under the dominion of the Citizen who exists as the sovereign and ordained ruler of this world. And this is because the Prince of the Right Hand has no place in this world — i.e., when questioned by Pilate, Jesus said that his Kingdom was not of this world: “Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight… but now My kingdom is not from here'” (John 18:36 NKJ). Why? Because all of this world belongs to the Citizen of the Far Country which is the Left Hand of Correction. And the parable of the treasure portrays the Kingdom as a reality that is hidden within a field, because the Kingdom of the Prince of the Right Hand is within each of us — i.e., “Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:20-21 NKJ). Thus, the Kingdom will never come upon the earth — there are no Churches of the Prince of the Right Hand in this world — neither are their governments — because the Kingdom already exists within each of us, and you must “…sell all that [you have} and buy that field”. And what is it that you must rid yourself of in order to possess the field that you already discovered the Kingdom hidden within? You must fulfill the meaning of the word Ebionite — i.e., the “poor ones” — and you must become totally poor to the thinking, mindset and lifestyle of this world — i.e., you must fulfill the reality to be in the world and not of it. The mystic St. Teresa of Avila described the cosmology of mind and being as interior castles. “The soul,” writes 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).
St. Teresa is not only correct, but she portrays a reality that modern man does not at all understand. If our soul is as a single diamond — within which, there are many rooms — then that condition which Jesus portrayed as the “outer darkness” is as a closet in the basement dungeon. In the parable, the man who discovers the treasure hidden in the field, is the seeker/disciple who cracks open the door of the closet, and gets a glimpse of the soul-diamond within which there are many castles or rooms of great splendor. And getting a glimpse, he realizes that he has to become the embodiment of the “good ground” in the parable of the Sower and the Seed, in order to possess the field by totally denying the Citizen of the Far Country the ability to siphon off his inheritance. Thus, there are neither Churches or governments of this world that have any part in the spiritual reality of the Kingdom — because the Prince of the Left Hand has sovereign dominion over all that exists in this world. And at best, the Churches of this world are Shadow Churches — but are not in any measure the real thing. And in the same way that the scriptures which were created by the servants of the Prince of the Right Hand, were in their original form said to be Living — because they were imbued with the same cosmology, as is man himself. Within the textual body lies concealed beyond the reach of the god of this world and his servants, the True message which is allegorically hidden within the narrative. And in the same way that organic man is blind to the Kingdom within, so too is organic man totally blind to the hidden meaning of the scriptures. Thus, in the same way that Paul and the other biblical authors warn that man’s higher reality beyond the closet door within the soul-diamond in which he dwells within the “outer darkness” is inconceivable to his carnal organic understanding (see Mystery Of The Gospel) — i.e., the people of this world are “…ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV) — organic man remains totally blind to the inner spiritual meaning of the scriptures — which have been given unto him in the manner of a Trojan Horse — and within the body of the Trojan Horse lies the necessary esoteric knowledge that has the potential to empower the seeker/disciple to prevail over the Prince of the Left Hand, and gain entrance to the soul-diamond and the Kingdom within. And this Knowledge of the Soul and the Divine Manna of the Inner Kingdom, is the Spiritual Knowledge that was said to be too secret to be revealed to the organic people of this world who dwell under the dominion of the Prince of the Left Hand — and this Spiritual Knowledge is portrayed in the word Gnosis.
The second century Christian Elder Valentinus portrayed the esoteric knowledge concealed within the allegorical text of the scriptures, as well as the oral teachings that were not put into the written word, as differing from True Gnosis — i.e., Valentinus stated that: “Gnosis was distinct from the secret teachings they only revealed to initiates once they had reached a certain level of progression.” Why? Because Gnosis is the Sacred Knowledge imparted directly to the seeker/disciple by the indwelling Logos, and can have no part in this world which is under the dominion of the Prince of the Left Hand. Valentinius quoted Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians when he made reference to Gnosis Kardias — or, the enlightened eyes of the heart. Thus, Paul writes: “I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints” (Eph 1:18). And that Paul wanted very much to speak about the Mystery of the Gospel to the Ephesians, but could not, is the reason he portrayed himself as an ambassador in bonds: “And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak” (see Eph 6:19-20). And when the question is asked: How does a seeker/disciple obtain these enlightened eyes of the heart? Very briefly, by fulfilling the role of a virgin who awaits the Lord with the oil of purification — and by becoming the “good ground” that permits the necessary expansion of the facilities of mind to be brought about, which enables the seeker/disciple to be taught by the Indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet. And in the same way that in the parable of the ten virgins it was said to those who had failed to prepare themselves with the oil of purification that “Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you” — even though they believed and had called upon the Lord and was awaiting his coming.
The Prince of the Right Hand has no presence in this world in the form of a Church or government, because the Kingdom is within you — and it is this inner soul-reality that the Prince of the Left Hand who rules this world, remains beyond his reach. A profound reality that every believer today must eventually confront, is the fact that the original teachings of Jesus known as TheWay, were of a purely spiritual nature — and they have absolutely nothing in common with what has come to be called modern faith-based Christianity — sometimes portrayed as Churchianity. Thus, the words: “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63 NKJ). But because the modern Church has its lineage through Pagan Rome and that segment of the Church which called itself Orthodox, the modern believer has absolutely no idea as to the original spiritual objectives of the teachings of TheWay which Jesus revealed to his original disciples as a witness to all of mankind.
Jesus taught to call no man on earth your father, because you have only One Father. Jesus taught not to be called teacher or rabbi, because their is only One Teacher. To the believer’s own detriment, the most important Gospel teachings are not only ignored, but they are not at all understood. A most important reality is presented in the command of Jesus to his disciples that, for those who will follow him, that there be only One Teacher (see The True Prophet) — and the very core principles of what separates the New Covenant from the Old where one man does not teach another (Heb 8:10-11) — because “They will all be taught by God” (Jn 6:45). And this great truth is the very foundation of what Paul portrays as a sin of the flesh when a member of the congregation even suggests a doctrinal faction (see No Manmade Opinions Or Sects). Yet, the Christian world remains consumed and bound by innumerable wolves in sheep/clergy attire who are counterfeit shepherds — divided by countless factions, opinions and carnal dogmatic interpretations of scriptures that man remains totally blind to the true meaning of. And from an original Gospel perspective, all these counterfeit shepherds and shadow churches, are all the ministers of the Prince of the Left Hand who Paul warns the people who call themselves Christian will worship in the place of God (see Church Of The AntiChrist).
When Jesus was asked when the Kingdom would come upon the earth, he stated that the Kingdom would never come upon the earth as men predict, because it is within you (see GateOfEden.com ) — yet, like the blind Pharisees, the Christian world continues to look for the Kingdom to come upon the earth in what they call the Second Coming and/or End Times. Yet, in total contradistinction, Jesus taught his disciples how to enter in through the “narrow strait gate” within their own hearts and minds, and pass from this world into the Kingdom. And this Spiritual Knowledge that was received by those who succeeded in gaining entrance into the Kingdom, and learned from the True Prophet who was also called the Logos, the Son of God, and even the Teacher of Righteousness, was called Gnosis — i.e., the Divine Manna of the Kingdom (see The Gnostic Spiritual Dilemma). And in the Gospel account, those who were able to receive this spiritual Gnosis/Knowledge, were said to be “In The House” — while the people of this world who could only be taught in allegory and parable, were said to be “without [the House]”.
In the time of Jesus and the ensuing centuries of our Common Era, the original disciples and followers were known as Ebionites of the Nazirene Vow — and thus, the early Church writer Epiphanius wrote that the name Ebionite “…was at first …a common name for all Christians” (Epiphanius Adv. Haer., xxix. 1). And among the earliest of non-scriptural Ebionite writings were the Homilies and Recognitions of Clement, who was the disciple of the Apostle Peter — and Peter is directly quoted throughout these earliest of writings. And when I write that present-day Christianity has virtually nothing in common with the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay — and especially the Commandment of Jesus that there be only One Teacher (see The True Prophet) — a truly important original teaching is preserved in the Homilies of Clement where Peter is quoted as stating: “…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”. (see The Spiritual Disenfranchisement Of The Mind). And in the same way that present-day Christianity is a religion of innumerable teachers and almost countless sects and factions, the reality of these words are totally incomprehensible to the modern Church. Yet, these words are not only representative of the very core foundation of the Gospel teachings, but they are representative of the original objectives of the New Covenant.
In making reference to The True Prophet who Jesus portrayed as the One Teacher, Peter warns that: “Hence, O beloved Clement, if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth. For if any one else knows anything, he has received it from Him or from His disciples”. If we ask the question: What is being said to the believer who desires to be faithful to the Gospel Teachings? In the same way that the believer is commanded to seek out the One Teacher, and the commandment that “…when the law of God (scriptures) is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind” — it is being stated that there is only One Source of Truth — and that the wisdom of man will misguide the seeker. By design, human reasoning is incapable of understanding the true meaning of the scriptures — i.e., “…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.” And neither should you listen to other men’s gravely flawed interpretations of the scriptures — i.e., “…For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without”. Jesus taught that there is only one Source of Truth, and the disciple/seeker must learn directly from that One Teacher. And thus, these words which are representative of the core Gospel teachings, are inconceivable to the modern faith-based believer who is divided and disenfranchised from the very essence and objectives of the Gospel teachings — overwhelmed and anchored to a carnal mindset that is of the “outer darkness” — spiritually disenfranchised by innumerable manmade opinions, factions and sects which totally alienate the believer from the Truth and the Kingdom.
In plain sight the esoteric knowledge necessary to begin to understand the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom is concealed and hidden from the believers who remain carnal, under a cloak of what appears to be an historical narrative of the scriptures — an historical cloak which Paul portrayed as the “letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales” (see Enigma Of The Written Word). Unbeknown to those who dwell in the “outer darkness” of mind and being, the code to begin the process of digging beneath the allegorical garb of the written word of the scriptures, was portrayed by Jesus as the Key of Knowledge. Like a true Trojan Horse, the textual body of the scriptures is written in such a way that the people who dwell under the control of the god of this world, will embrace it and preserve its text — hailing it as the true word of their god. And while the written word will provide them preparatory wisdom and knowledge, it remains that the whole of the written text is an allegorical presentation that conceals from those who dwell in the “outer darkness” the great spiritual truths that they would neither comprehend, and would condemn as heresy. Jesus commanded his disciples to seek out the One Teacher (see True Prophet) — and Peter warns: “…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.” And respecting the True Prophet, Peter explains that “…And therefore I advise not only wise men, but indeed all men who have a desire of knowing what is advantageous to them, that they seek after the True Prophet; for it is He alone who knoweth all things, and who knoweth what and how every man is seeking. For He is within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other. But He is soon found by those who diligently seek Him through love of the truth, and whose souls are not taken possession of by wickedness. For He is present with those who desire Him in the innocence of their spirits, who bear patiently, and draw sighs from the bottom of their hearts through love of the truth; but He deserts malevolent minds, because as a prophet He knows the thoughts of every one. And therefore let no one think that he can find Him by his own wisdom, unless, as we have said, he empty his mind of all wickedness, and conceive a pure and faithful desire to know Him. For when any one has so prepared himself, He Himself as a prophet, seeing a mind prepared for Him, of His own accord offers Himself to his knowledge” (see True Prophet).
The problem is that the very core Gospel teachings as presented in the above, is Gnosticism in its purist sense. The word Gnosis is indicative of Spiritual Knowledge that is imparted to those who can receive it, directly from God. It is impossible for one man to teach another man Gnosis. It is impossible for a man to write Gnosis in a book for another to read. Gnosis has absolutely nothing to do with an alternative historical tradition — neither is Gnosis pertaining to any historical persons — and Gnosis is the true Knowledge of self, God, and the higher reality of the soul and the spirit that is incomprehensible to organic man.
The journey of the soul is portrayed in the parable of the prodigal son who leaves the Kingdom of the Father to travel into what Jesus portrays as the Far Country (see Prodigal Son). While the son is in this world which is very much as God’s School House (see DivineStrategery.com), the son must return to the Kingdom of the Father (see GateOfEden.com ) — which is accomplished in the parable when the son comes to his senses, and desires to be a servant of the Father. It is important to recognize that there is no savior who exempts the son from the necessary requirements — and neither is the journey fulfilled because the son physically dies. The son can only return to the Kingdom on his own volition, by following in TheWay. And in this respect the original Gospel teachings portrayed the Kingdom as coming within the body/mind of the disciple who picked up their own cross and travailed in TheWay — i.e., in the Second Epistle of Clement this important teaching is preserved with respect to the coming of the Kingdom within the individual: “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’”. What this means is that the Kingdom which carnal man perpetually predicts must come upon the earth, can only come within the individual who overcomes the Law in the manner that Jesus did within themselves.
The historical Jesus became the pattern for all of mankind to follow, because he was the first of the prodigal sons to complete the journey in TheWay, and return to the Father in the Kingdom. The original Gospels confirmed the position of the Ebionites who were the direct disciples of Jesus, that he became the Messiah/Christ at his baptism in the Jordan by fulfilling the Law within himself. And this fact is confirmed by all the pre-Nicene Church authorities and biblical texts (see TheTenWords.com). Yet, in what can only be understood as a total rejection of both the Gospels, and the very words of God spoken directly to mankind, the Church continues to reject the original Gospel teachings, and worships their brother Jesus in place of God. Further, in dogmatically exempting themselves from the need to fulfill the Law in the manner that Jesus did,
From an intellectual and spiritual perspective, the congregation of believers have remained flat-lined in their growth and development, because ultra important teachings have been corrupted and edited out of the scriptures. In the words of Prof. Bart D. Ehrman in his book, The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture, he warns us that: “…theological disputes, specifically disputes over Christology, prompted Christian scribes to alter the words of scripture in order to make them more serviceable for the polemical task. Scribes modified their manuscripts to make them more patently ‘orthodox’ and less susceptible to ‘abuse’ by the opponents of orthodoxy” — which orthodoxy was to bring the text of the Bible into conformity with the doctrines and tenets of the Church of the Roman Emperor Constantine. As documented in the article BibleCorruption.com , the Gentile believers who portrayed themselves as Orthodox Christians, had been editing and in their manner of thinking, correcting the scriptures since the first century. In his Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, by Dr. F. H. Scrivener, he writes that: “In the second century we have seen too many instances of attempts to tamper with the text of Scripture, some merely injudicious, others positively dishonest”. Scrivener states that “it is no less true to fact than paradoxical in sound, that the worst corruptions to which the New Testament has ever been subjected, originated within 100 years after it was composed: and that Irenaeus and the African Fathers, and the whole Western, with a portion of the Syrian Church” used inferior manuscripts. Under the title of Bible in the Church, the Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics writes: “In the first two centuries nearly all the various readings of the New Testament came into existence, the majority of them by deliberate alteration of the text, many for the sake of style, and several in the interests of dogma… Often readings were rejected as falsifications of heretics, but often the heretics were right in their counter-complaint… Every province, every order, every monastery, has a tradition of its own…” If every province, every order, and every monastery in the first two centuries had their own version of the scriptures which supported their favorite doctrines of belief, then we must seriously ask the question as to what has been passed down to us today? Show me the modern Christian who promotes the idea that their beliefs are from God because they are supported by the scriptures, and I will show you believers who have failed to follow the advice of the Apostle and “Test all things”.