Ignorance Of The Causal-Factors: All the confusion in life — all the conflicting Bible interpretations — all the opposing sects, schools of philosophical thought, and the countless opinions among mankind — are all caused by this self-imposed arrested mental development condition that causes man to dwell in a state of Mental-Suppression. Unless you understand the Causal-Factors of life — and especially the life you are presently living — including the Causal-Factors of the events you have been experiencing and sometimes confronting in life — then your whole perception of life will be either defective, or hopelessly immature — and it will remain virtually impossible for your mind to evolve and mature beyond its present level of comprehension. Without this essential knowledge you will dwell in abject confusion — forced to interpret the events of life as an accident, good fortune, of the stoke of good or bad luck. And when the Causal-Factors are understood, nothing could be farther from the Truth. Everyone’s life is pre-destined and orchestrated by the Causal-Factors based upon each person’s own previous actions — i.e., “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Gal 6:7 NKJ). Which reality is confirmed in the profound statement by the Church Father Origen: “Every soul… comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life”(Origen, De Principiis – see The Early Church On Predestination). Origen then goes on and writes with respect to each person’s station in life “…that the cause of each one’s actions is a pre-existing one; and then every one, according to his deserts, is made by God either a vessel unto honor or dishonor. Therefore every individual vessel [person] has furnished to its Creator out of itself the causes and occasions of its being formed by Him to be either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor.” And, as stated in the foregoing, each person’s birth into this life is determined by that person’s own past actions — i.e., “…either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor”. Without understanding the Causal-Factor of all the events of life, it is impossible for the mind to evolve beyond a certain level of comprehension.
The primary purpose and objective of the scriptures, is to assist as a guide for those who are cognizant of their organic human-plight, and desire to overcome the genetic organic human limitations of the physical body that has been imposed upon them. If we therefore pose the question: What is the nature of the scriptures? To even assume that the enlightened authors of the scriptures wrote about the history of the retarded men of the past, is simply not worthy of the plight of mankind in this, the Far Country. Neither is the faux-solution of the self-imposed mental affliction of spiritually disenfranchised clergy, who promote the dogma that mankind has been stricken, is for them to blindly believe in a savior who will save us from our own past choices and actions. The sole purpose of the Gospels is to convey to those who are dwelling in the Far Country — those who have become cognizant of their affliction that has caused them to have been stricken with spiritual-amnesia — what they must individually do and accomplish in order to restore their memory, and escape what the Gospel account of Jesus portrayed as the “outer darkness” that inhibits man’s mental development — keeping him a prisoner in a state of abject ignorance.
In the Gospels, Jesus presents Universal Truths that are Relevant and True with respect to all of mankind — regardless of each person’s station in life — or their religious or philosophical beliefs or associations. In the parables, all of mankind is universally portrayed in the parable of the Prodigal Son (see Parable). And the fact that the vast majority of people suffer from spiritual-amnesia — and therefore fail to remember when they dwelt in the Kingdom prior to journeying out into this realm that is personified as the Far Country, is because they presently dwell in what Jesus portrayed as the “outer darkness” of mind and being ( http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org ). They therefore fail to remember their more distant past because they have been stricken with spiritual-amnesia, and presently dwell in a suppressed mental and spiritual condition that can only be overcome when they come to what is portrayed in the Gospels as TheCall to the “wedding banquette” (see http://TheCall.Nazirene.org ) — where they must put on the required “wedding garment” — and as portrayed in the parable of the prodigal son, “come to their senses” and begin the Journey in TheWay that will restore them to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination — which the Gospels state all of mankind abandoned to dwell in this, the Far Country. And this fact is important because this reality of the journey of the prodigal son goes to the very core of the purpose and objectives of the scriptures — which is to provide the sincere seeker with the means to reverse the spiritual-amnesia they have been stricken with — which restored memory will remove the cloud of forgetfulness and suppressed mentality — permitting them to remember their more distant past and become restored to their Source in the Kingdom.