The Journey of the Soul

  The Journey Of The Soul: One of the most important teachings of Jesus that was removed from the Gospel accounts was the teaching on the journey of the soul that evolves to perfection and completion over the course of many lifetimes.   Thus, the prodigal son who fails to return to the Kingdom does not complete the journey and go to heaven merely because he physically dies — and this journey must be completed over the course of how ever many lifetimes is required.   In what is known as the Gospel Of The Nazirenes, the teaching on the soul’s journey which is preserved in the Book of Job in the Septuagint, and not translated into English, is noted by a number of authorities (see Teachings On Soul Evolution).    Thus, it reads: Job ii. 9: “And I am a wanderer, changing place after place and house after house.” 

In the Gospel Of the Nazirenes we can see preserved the more complete interaction with Nicodemus on the need to be born again to enter the Kingdom which is presented in the 37th Chapter: “Jesus sat in the porch of the temple, and some came to learn His doctrine, and one said to Him, Master, what do you teach concerning life? And He said to them, Blessed are they who suffer many experiences, for they will be made perfect through suffering; they will be as the angels of God in heaven and will die no more. Neither will they be born any more, for death and birth have no more dominion over them.  They who have suffered and have overcome will be made pillars of the temple of my God, and they will go out no more. I say to you, except you be born again of water and of fire, you cannot see the kingdom of God.  And a certain Rabbi, Nicodemus, came to Him by night for fear of the Jews, and said to Him, How can a man be born again when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born again?  Jesus answered Except a man be born again of flesh and of spirit, he can not enter into the kingdom of God. The wind blows where it lists, and you hear the sound of it, but can not tell from where it comes or to where it goes.  The light shines from the East even to the West; out of the darkness. The sun rises and sets into darkness again; so is it with man, from the ages to the ages.  When it cometh from the darkness, it is that he has lived before, and when it goes down again into darkness, it is that he may rest for a little, and there after again exist.  So through many changes must you be made perfect, as it is written in the book of Job, ‘I am a wanderer, changing place after place and house after house, until I come into the city and mansion which is eternal.  And Nicodemus said to him, How can these things be? And Yeshua answered , You are a teacher in Israel, and do not understand these things? Truly, we speak that which we know, and bear witness to that which we have seen, and you do not receive our witness.  If I tell you of earthly things, and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you of heavenly things? No one ascends into heaven, unless they descended out of heaven, even the son or daughter of man which is in Heaven.”     

As is demonstrated in the subheading The Biblical Foundational Mindset, with the teachings on the journey of the soul removed, it is virtually impossible for the modern Christian to get a true sense of the most important Gospel teachings.   Moreover, because the Christians have been denied the knowledge of the Laws which orchestrate each person’s life — causing the Christians to ignore the many warnings in the New Testament that is contrary to their manmade Church dogma — it is easily demonstrated that the most common Christian beliefs about salvation are actually condemned in the New Testament (see The Ten Minute Test).   And while Church dogma which is derived from Pagan Rome teaches salvation by faith and belief, the Bible itself condemns complacent Christians as apostates to the Kingdom who crucify the Christ afresh — and warn that the fate of the complacent lukewarm believer is actually far worse than the fate of the unbelievers.   And because of the removal of the teachings of the pre-existent soul that evolves to perfection and completion over the course of many lifetimes, what the New Testament actually teaches makes no sense to the congregation of believers.  

The modern Christian world has as much in common with the religion of the disciples of Jesus, as does the Summer Solstice with the Winter Solstice — the terrain of Antarctica with that of the Amazon rain forest — the indigenous life of cave men, with that of the New York City jet set scene in the Hamptons.   In the same way that light and darkness are polar opposites, then the religion of the disciples of Jesus was a purely spiritual living religion with purely spiritual objectives — seeking to enter the Kingdom and learn directly from the True Prophet — while modern Christianity is a religion of the flesh that is in every aspect dead in comparison.     

When it was realized that the Mother Church in Rome was purely pagan, the Reformation was brought about in order to undo the spiritual disenfranchisement that a thousand years of secular control and institutionalization had done to the religion of Jesus.   And while many of the framers of the Reformation were sincere, they could no more revive and restore the original Gospel teachings, than an archeologist could restore a mummy to life.     And while their claim was that all they needed was the Bible, the fact that they knew absolutely nothing about the authors of the scriptures — in conjunction with the fact that their religious beliefs, their objectives, and their concepts of even life itself, was so radically opposite to that of the authors of the scriptures, had the effect of rendering them blind to the true meaning of the scriptures, and incapable of understanding its true purpose and objective reality.   If it was true that the mother Church of Rome threw away what Jesus portrayed as the Key of Knowledge, then the framers of the Reformation never knew it even existed.      

In blind ignorance, the Christian world has totally closed their eyes to the fact that the very disciples and followers who walked daily with the historical Jesus — those who learned directly from him — those who sat with him over the course of months and years in countless discussions where all questions about the purpose of life, God and the Kingdom were explored and answered — those who had themselves succeeded in entering the Heavenly Kingdom through the inner “narrow strait gate” and witnessed and experienced all Truths — are today rejected by the modern Christian world and condemned as heretics.   The disciple Peter, James who is historically known as the Brother of Jesus, as well as others among the disciples, knew and understood the reality of the One Teacher who they called the True Prophet, because they gained entrance to the Kingdom, and were taught directly by the True Prophet.   Paul tells of his own journey into the Kingdom 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).   Thus we must ask: Why was “…it is not lawful for a man to utter” what he experienced in the Kingdom?   Because man in his organic “natural” state of mind and consciousness will find the higher reality of his soul and the Kingdom to be incomprehensible.     Paul writes that the confirmed and baptized believers who he had personally taught what he called the testimony of Christ — believers who Paul states had received all the gifts of the spirit — Paul states were yet too carnal to even begin to comprehend the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom — which Mysteries Paul warned they would reject as utter “foolishness” (see Mystery).