Innate Knowledge Of The Truth Of All Truths – Anamnesis: Every person who is alive today — and has ever lived and walked the face of the earth — possesses the innate ability to prove the Truth of all Truths — within their own mind and being. Therefore, ultimately, no one has an excuse for not knowing the Truth of all Truths — and following faux-clergy and counterfeit teachers in the wrong direction. In the same way that the faith-based followers of Jim Jones were seduced into following their leader through the gates of tragic and absurd evil, the same is true of the intellectuals who preside over the halls of modern academia. In the same way that entry-level requirements exist for virtually every one of life’s endeavors, this is also true of the individual person’s approach to studying and understanding the scriptures, as well as the higher purpose and realities of Life. And in clarification, I am not at all insinuating that everyone has the ability to believe the truth — or to read the truth out of some book — or to be taught the truth in any of the ways that mankind teaches or conveys opinions and human knowledge — but rather, every person has the innate ability to Know the Truth by virtue of their becoming a Direct Expression and embodiment of the Truth through their own Experiential connection with the Source of all Truths. And it is the development of this Innate Ability that was the objective of the authors of the scriptures. So much so, that it was for this reason that Paul wrote and warned that everyone is ultimately responsible for Knowing the Truth of All Truths (Rom 1:19-20 and The Sacred Language Of Creation). As Paul wrote and warned, no one has an excuse for not Knowing the Truth of all Truths — and they will be ultimately held accountable for their desire to seek and learn the Truth of all Truths. Further, the only real obstacle to knowing the Truth, is man’s own ignorance of their True-Self — and their True-Self’s relationship to Creator-God. Which is why the Gospel of Thomas proclaims: “But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty…“. Therefore, the only obstacle to Knowing and becoming the Living Embodiment of the Truth, is Self Ignorance.
The Great Question: Is the mind of an infant empty? Or does the infant possess the innate ability to tap into a pre-existing source of knowledge within himself that exceeds all of the wisdom of this world that he could be taught in the traditional manner? The scriptures are based upon the process of anamnesis — or, drawing from a pre-existing source within the child/person’s own mind. Under the heading of Anamnesis (Philosophy), the Wikipedia states: It is the idea that humans possess knowledge from past incarnations and that learning consists of rediscovering that knowledge within us. The article then goes on to say: Socrates’ response is to develop his theory of anamnesis. He suggests that the soul is immortal, and repeatedly incarnated; knowledge is actually in the soul from eternity… What one perceives to be learning, then, is actually the recovery of what one has forgotten. (Once it has been brought back it is true belief, to be turned into genuine knowledge by understanding.) And thus Socrates (and Plato) sees himself, not as a teacher, but as a midwife, aiding with the birth of knowledge that was already there in the student. While the English language is spiritually dead, Jñāna in Sanskrit means “knowledge” — but, like the Greek word Gnosis, the word Jñāna portrays Knowledge acquired through Meditation — i.e., looking within one’s own mind at a deeper level.
This reality of the existence of a deeper level of consciousness and an inner Source of Knowledge is portrayed in the statement by the Church Father Origen on using the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge where he wrote: “But all the narrative portion [of the scriptures], relating either to the marriages, or to the begetting of the children, or to battles of different kinds, or to any other histories whatever, what else can they be supposed to be, save the forms and figures of hidden and sacred things? As men, however, make little effort to exercise their intellect, or imagine that they possess knowledge before they really learn, the consequence is that they never begin to have knowledge”. It is important to take note of Origen’s statement that “…As men, however, make little effort to exercise their intellect, or imagine that they possess knowledge before they really learn” — where reference is being made to an Inner Source of Knowledge that mankind possesses, even before they even begin to learn in the traditional outward manner. Further, Origen correctly states with respect to the (allegorical) text of the scriptures that “…all the narrative portion [of the scriptures], relating either to the marriages, or to the begetting of the children, or to battles of different kinds, or to any other histories whatever”, do not at all pertain to historical accounts of man’s more distant past — but rather, are allegorical presentations of the Forces and Laws that are presently working within man’s own mind and being. Why? How could Origen who was called the prince of Christian learning second only to the Apostles themselves, state that the historical interpretation of the scriptures is “worthless”? And that what is presented in the written text as marriages, the begetting of children, and the many various wars and battles are not at all historical — but rather, an allegorical portrayal of the Forces and Laws working within one’s own mind and being?
Paul correctly portrayed the written text and narrative of the scriptures as the “letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales” (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14). Why? Because the literal text of the scriptures is a quasi-historical facade that is necessary for the very limited instruction of the immature seeker — with the true spiritual meaning remaining preserved and concealed beneath the garb of allegory (see An Inconvenient Truth). The Church Father Origen explained that “Scripture contains an unhistorical element in-woven with the history, in order that the worthlessness of the latter may drive us to seek the spiritual meaning” (Origen quoted under Origen Adamntius; The Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics). Further explaining in De Principiis that: “Where the word found that things done according to the history could be adapted to these mystical senses, he made use of them concealing from the multitude the deeper meaning; but where in the narrative of the development of super-sensual things, there did not follow the performance of those certain events which were already indicated by the mystical meaning, the scripture interwove in the history the account of some event that did not take place, sometimes what could not have happened; sometimes what could but did not.” And that the carnal mind of both the blind believer, as well as the skeptic critic, both attempt to ignore these important inconsistencies (seeInconsistencies Purposely Written Into Body Of Scriptural Text), and attempt to read the scriptures as an historical account, inhibits them from perceiving and understanding the great truths that lie concealed beneath the allegorical texts.
This is why the Apostle Peter is quoted in the writings of his disciple Clement as stating with respect to the scriptures: “…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” Why should the scriptures not be read and understood in accord with “an extraneous sense, which you have brought from without”? Because the whole of the scriptures are an allegorical presentation using and employing catalysts that connect the outer physical consciousness with the pre-existing inner soul and spiritual consciousness — which when rightly understood, is the very essence of the process of anamnesis. Therefore, when you attempt to teach the meaning of the scriptures, you negate the catalysts and symbols that are contained in the scriptural body, and you inhibit and atrophie the development of those areas of mind that must be developed in order to tap into this inner Source of Knowledge. Further, this is why Jesus commanded his disciples that they can only have ONE TEACHER — the True Prophet or Logos — that dwells within them at the very Core of their Consciousness (see True Prophet). With respect to this ONE TEACHER that the followers of Jesus were commanded to seek out exclusively, Peter taught that 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.” In their abandonment of the Gospel First Principles and the One Source of the Truth of all Truths that is drawn out through the process of Anamnesis, the modern Christian world has virtually nothing in common with the purpose and objective of the Original Gospel Teachings. But what this also means is that the more we learn in the traditional manner as embraced by academia, the more we suppress those innate resources of mind that have the ability to tap into this Inner Source of Ultimate Truth (see Academia And The Feminist Cultural War On Women http://TreeOfLife.Nazirene.org#AcademiaWarOnWomen ). And with respect to the true meaning of the scriptures: the more we study commentaries, attend Bible study groups, and the teachings of traditional religious institutions and authorities, the more we alienate ourselves from the True and Spiritual meaning of the Gospels. Instead of developing those areas of the mind that permit us to tap into and learn directly from the Source of all Knowledge and Truth, we turn instead to the (carnal) opinions of men — which is outlawed in the New Testament (see The Rejection Of All Human Opinion: http://KeyOfKnowledge.org#HumanOpinion .
Mankind is portrayed in the parable of the two sons as the younger son who abandons the Kingdom of the Father, and squanders away his divine inheritance on “riotous living” in this realm which is called the Far Country — also portrayed as the “outer darkness” of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) — which, when rightly understood, parallels the analogy of Plato’s Cave of Illusions (see Cave). In the Gospel of Thomas this world is portrayed in the rather profound statement: (56) Jesus said, “He who has come to understand this world shall discover (only) a corpse, and whoever has discovered a corpse shall transcend beyond this world.” Which implies the reality, that the only means by which mankind can be restored to his original condition, is to transcend and move beyond the limitations of this world — i.e., the Far Country that is not his place of origin. And this was and remains the ONLY objective of the authors of the scriptures in the composition of their Sacred Writings.
In the same way that Paul was forced (because of the spiritual immaturity of the congregation of believers he taught) to limit his teachings to a quasi-historical “testimony” of “…Jesus and him crucified” — warning that even if it were possible to convey to these baptized and confirmed Christians anything beyond what Paul portrayed as the “milk” of the Gospel which is necessary for babes in Christ who would reject the higher spiritual knowledge and teachings as utter “foolishness” if he was to openly present the Truth to them — the authors of the scriptures had no other choice than to utilize this entry-level “milk” designed for spiritually immature Christians in the literal presentation of the scriptures.
If what Paul and the other Gospel Authors stated is true, and there exist higher realities and dimensions of being that are totally inconceivable to the mind of the undeveloped faith-based believer (see Mysteries Of The Gospel ) — and by virtue of the immaturity of the faith-based believers brought about by an embryonic condition of mind which Paul portrayed as the “natural” mind of man — and the limitations of this embryonic condition of mind even inhibited Jesus from conveying the true meaning of the scriptures, and the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom to all but his inner core of disciples (see In The House – Taught In Parables) — which means that the biblical authors were therefore powerless to explain in any detail and depth many of the most important Gospel teachings and concepts in the literal text of the New Testament — then the spiritually mature author’s of the scriptures who were themselves enlightened to these higher realities, remained virtually powerless to do anything more than to provide the people with a list of do’s and don’ts — so that the faith-based believers will be in a position where they will be better able to evolve to a mature understanding and comprehension of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay. To totally ignore these do’s and don’ts, without knowing the consequence of one’s choices and actions, is paramount to walking out onto a freeway blindfolded. The Law is that you, as a sincere seeker, can never know any greater level of Truth, than you are willing to live and manifest in word, thought, desire and deed — which means that modern mainstream liberal Christianity is virtually worthless.
Christians maintain that they are saved by faith totally apart from their actions and works — and their salvation is guaranteed from the moment they accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. But is this the original teachings of Jesus? The Flawed Doctrine Of Perpetual Redemption totally ignores the many statements by Paul where he warns: “For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who …then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries.” (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV). Why did Paul make such a statement? Because the original Gospel teachings in their original form was one of spiritual transformation — a process that would evolve the mind of the seeker/disciple from their embryonic infantile condition, to that of higher spiritual maturity and Wholeness. Those who reject these teachings and fall back into the thinking and lifestyle of this world — who willfully sin after coming to the knowledge of the Gospel message — are not only unbelievers and apostates to the teachings of the Gospels, but in Paul’s words these counterfeit believers crucify the Son of God afresh. And, in total opposition to what is preached in the modern Churches, Paul warns that “…there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries.” These, and other such spiritual concepts, were totally unacceptable to the fourth century heathen Church of Rome — and while these few passages continue to exist, the scriptures were corrupted (see http://BibleCorruption.com ) in order to make the Gospels support the doctrines of a series of Roman Emperors who ruled over the Church from the fourth century onward. That the Church has abandoned the original teachings of Jesus — to the degree that when it is proven that the fourth century Church even edited and corrupted the very words of God spoken to man (see http://TheTenWords.com ) — means that until the Church itself repents of this great sin against the Holy Spirit, they will remain under a cloud of ignorance in an exiled state in a Spiritual Diaspora. What does Paul, the Apostle of faith say? To the Romans he warns: “Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either. Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off” (Rom 11:20-22 NIV). Because the fourth-century Christians entered into a covenant with Pagan Rome — installing the emperor who was not even baptized, as the head of the Church — and in a state of absolute arrogance, hunted down and murdered all sincere spiritual Christians and original Ebionite Nazirenes who did not accept the religious doctrines of the emperor — even editing and corrupting the very words of God spoken to mankind — the Church has not only been “cut off” — but the Christians themselves dwell in a Spiritual Diaspora under the cloud of spiritual ignorance.
I always found it truly amazing that readers of the scriptures could read the words of Paul where he states that the “natural” mind of the Christians who he had himself taught, would reject the truths pertaining to the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom as utter “foolishness” — portraying himself as an “ambassador in bonds” who was unable to speak plainly. And from this perspective, the best that Paul could do for those who he portrayed as entry-level Christians who were “babes in Christ”, was to provide them a series of do’s and don’ts that would assist them in evolving through the stages of spiritual immaturity that made it impossible for them to comprehend the True Gospel Meaning and Objectives. And then, these same people who call themselves believers, ignore the very core Gospel teachings to their own demise (see The Lie).