Offspring Of The Devil: In the same way that the Jews who opposed Jesus were counterfeit shepherds who — having themselves thrown away the Key of Knowledge, Jesus portrayed as the offspring of the Devil — i.e., “Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it” (John 8:43-44 NKJ – see Devil) — very quickly there arose Christians who called themselves Orthodox (meaning true), who having gone in the way of the Sadducees and Pharisees, had thrown away the Key of Knowledge which Jesus had placed in the hands of his most faithful disciples. These disciples who were themselves Mystic Visionaries who walked with God, were known as Ebionites of the Nazirene Vow of Consecration — i.e., the “poor one’s” — who were called as such, because they were poor to the thinking and ways of this world which caused the lost prodigal sons to dwell in what Jesus called the “outer darkness” (see Outer Darkness) of mind and being — i.e., literally blind to the higher reality of their own True Self. And it was these Ebionite Nazirene Mystics who not only authored the original Gospels, but possessed the Key of Knowledge which opened the eyes and understanding of those who sincerely studied the Gospels and walked in TheWay by imitating the pattern of Jesus in their lives.
To their own demise, all of modern man ignores the above statement of Jesus. If it is true that those who read the scriptures daily, and perpetually attempted to observe the tenets thereof in every aspect of their lives, were in fact being misguided by a supernatural power that Jesus portrayed as the author of lies — i.e., “…You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it” — then to ignore this warning today is not only a rejection of what Jesus taught, but makes one an apostate to the Kingdom of our Heavenly Father-God. If what Jesus taught is the Truth — and the ruler of this world he portrayed as the Citizen of the Far Country who enslaved the prodigal sons in suffering and ignorance — then it is man’s failure to recognize the lies of the consciousness that rules this world, that is responsible for the profound cloak of ignorance that mankind has perpetually dwelled under. Are you saved? The ruler of this world wants you to think you are. Are you enlightened? Do you know the Truth? Again, the ruler of this world wants you to think you know the Truth. Moreover, the ruler of this world wants you to commit your children to living lives of profound ignorance, by handing your children over to his servants to teach and mind-program with lies that will bring about their demise. Will you inherit the salvation of life after death that most religious people imagine they will find? Without a doubt, the ruler of this world that Jesus portrayed as the author of the lies that men believe, has seduced you into believing that you have inherited the gift of salvation. Now, the only question is this: Do you want to wait until you physically die, to find out the truth that you are no longer in a position to change? Or, do you want to come to terms with the Truth, while you still possess the ability to alter your destiny?
The early Church was very much like a modern version of a Spiritual University Hospital — providing healing and nourishment for all the needs of the people who exists at greatly varying levels of spiritual maturity — while raising up healers who were able to alleviate the sufferings of the people. If Barack Obama portrays himself as the champion of Universal Health Care, then it was the early Church that fulfilled this requirement that Obama envisions. But, unlike Obama who will fail because he has ignored the very cause of man’s suffering, the early Church was a true source of healing, because is dealt with the maladies of the plague of disease that afflicts mankind (see Obama – The Church’s New Simon Magus). And in the same way that what is known as the Law of Octaves causes all of man’s well-meaning efforts to reverse course, and turn upon its First Principles, the Church itself fell to the corruption of bureaucratic politics and politicians once it became universal (see The Christian Judas – see also The Death Of The Religion Of Jesus).
Unlike the traditional Mystery Religions which only served the needs of the elite core, the Church even opened it’s doors to the common sinners — providing universal healing — and this was itself a source of scorn that was the focus of a writing called The True Word by the second century author Celsus, the Epicurean Philosopher and opponent of Christianity. The True Word which was widely circulated, became a great embarrassment until the Church Father Origen was officially commissioned to answer the allegations made against the Church (see The Secret Doctrine). Celsus had accused the Church of being a “secret system” — teaching the sinners a doctrine of redemption and a physical resurrection, while reserving the true spiritual meaning of these allegorical symbols for the inner core of mature believers. Origen responded to this allegation with the statement that: “For there are in the divinity of the Word some helps towards the cure of those who are sick”, meaning the sinners. Origen then clarifies his statement and writes that these sinners are by no means invited to “…participation in mysteries, then, and to fellowship in the wisdom hidden in a mystery, which God ordained before the world to the glory of His saints”.
To demonstrate the biblical foundation of this great truth in Origen’s reply to Celsus, we can see the same exact message in the assertion of Paul that there were different doctrines — i.e., the “milk” for the carnal believer — the lesser mysteries for the seeker — and the deeper truths of the spirit for the genuine Christian — of which Origen wrote: “Now, in answer to such statements, we say that it is not the same thing to invite those who are sick in soul to be cured, and those who are in health to the knowledge and study of divine things. We, however, keeping both these things in view, at first invite all men to be healed, and exhort those who are sinners to come to the consideration of the doctrines which teach men not to sin, and those who are devoid of understanding to those which beget wisdom, and those who are children to rise in their thoughts to manhood, and those who are simply unfortunate to good fortune, or — which is the more appropriate term to use — to blessedness. And when those who have been turned towards virtue have made progress, and have shown that they have been purified by the word, and have led as far as they can a better life, then and not before do we invite them to participation in our mysteries. ‘For we speak wisdom among them that are perfect’”.
Origen then explains that Christianity is really not much different than all the Mystery Religions with the exception that they provide service to the sinners who are incapable of understanding the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God, and writes: “And yet the mystery of the Resurrection, not being understood, is made a subject of ridicule among the unbelievers. In these circumstances, to speak of the Christian doctrine as a secret system is altogether absurd. But that there should be certain doctrines, not made known to the multitude, which are after the exoteric ones having been taught, is not a peculiarity of Christianity alone, but also of philosophic systems, in which certain truths are exoteric and others are esoteric. Some of the heroes of Pythagoras were content with his ipse dixit; while others were taught in secret those doctrines which were not deemed fit to be communicated to the profane and insufficiently prepared ears. Moreover, all the mysteries that are celebrated everywhere throughout Greece and the barbarous countries, although held in secret, have no discredit thrown upon them, so that it is in vain he endeavors to calumniate the secret doctrines of Christianity, seeing that he does not correctly understand its nature”. In explanation, the doctrine of the physical resurrection of the body, says Origen, is misunderstood by those who are spiritually immature, and writes that it was “preached in the Churches… for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief”. Why? Why would the Church Father Origen who was known as the prince of Christian learning, only second to the disciples, portray the very doctrine that is preached in our Churches today as something for “…the simpleminded”??? Because the resurrection is a spiritual event that has to do with the perfection of the soul, and is experienced in the rebirth of the disciple. This was not a matter of belief or doctrine — but rather, this understanding was based upon the very experiences of the Spiritual Christians who had themselves inherited the promise of the Messiah/Christ!
In his famed work De Principiis, Origin explains who can be a recipient of the Knowledge of the Mysteries of the Kingdom: “Whoever has clean hands, and therefore lifts up holy hands to God… let him come to us… Whoever is pure, not only from all defilement, but from what are regarded as lesser transgressions, let him be boldly initiated into the mysteries of Jesus, which properly are made known only to the holy and the pure… To those who have been purified in heart, he whose soul has for a long time, been conscious of no evil, especially since he yielded himself to the healing of the Word, let such a one hear the doctrines which were spoken in private by Jesus to his genuine disciples”. This is confirmed in the words of Clement, the 1st century disciple of Peter, who wrote: “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.” (Clementine Homilies).
Can these statements be confirmed in the Bible itself? The answer is yes! When Jesus was asked by his disciples why he only taught the people in parables — never speaking openly about the esoteric teachings with respect to the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom — Jesus replied: “Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand” (Mark 4:11-12 KJV). The term “without”, indicates those who are of an organic mind, and exist in what Jesus portrayed as the “outer darkness” of mind and being. The term, In The House — i.e., “…guard the mysteries for me, and the sons of my house” — indicates those who have themselves travailed in TheWay, and have entered the Kingdom within (see Gate Of Eden). In throwing away the Key of Knowledge in the manner of the Pharisees, the modern Christian no longer even has the means to enter In The House — and like the carnal Jews that Jesus condemned as counterfeit shepherds, they look outwardly for the Kingdom that can only come within themselves. Moreover, they reject the words of Jesus with respect to there being only One Teacher, and they seek out other men who know not either the Truth, or God, to teach them. Teach them what? The traditional manmade doctrines of ignorance that has shackled the Church in a Spiritual Diaspora of their own creation, and has inhibited them from following in the footsteps of Jesus, and learning the Truth via their own spiritual experiences in the Inner Kingdom.
Everything that the modern scholar and intellectual world imagines that they think they know about Judaism and Christianity — as well as all religion, Creation and God — is drawn only from the most ignorant of sources who are rightfully portrayed as “…the simpleminded …who are led on to live better lives by their belief”. And in the same way that these immature believers did not at all understand the true spiritual teachings of Christianity, the world today remains totally ignorant of the nature and higher reality of these important teachings. What I will demonstrate herein, is the fact that it is impossible for man in his organic human condition, to simply read the scriptures and perceive and discern the true spiritual meaning. And this fact is true with respect to the great multitude of those who call themselves believers, as well as their unbeliever critics. Further, while it is true that the Gospels are not composed in the extreme Mystery Religion format of the Torah and Old Testament, it is also true that unless the Key of Knowledge is properly applied, and the mind of the reader has undergone the process of required transformation, that the reader will remain blind to the esoteric truths that lie concealed beneath the allegorical text of the written words.
What the Bible openly states is that the Mysteries of the Kingdom and the esoteric truths of the Gospel do not belong to men of a carnal and profane mindset and lifestyle, and this is seen in the command of the Lord: “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces” (Matt 7:6 NIV). Until someone seeking knowledge comes to understand why Jesus said the above words, no one, and nothing, can help them to escape the prison of their very own self-imposed ignorance. And when the Spiritual Christians who were condemned as Gnostic heretics pointed this fact out with respect to their portrayal of the Prison Guard as a Demiurge that rules over their lives, their wisdom was misunderstood and rejected. Because of their blind ignorance, when Jesus portrayed the multitude of mankind as dwelling in a type of Prison, part of the equation was the Prison Guard that kept them in a mentally shackled state of enslavement to an amnesiac ignorance. In the same way that it was the actions of the individual that created their prison environment — and the Prison Guard is then the maintainer of this world that inhibits their escape — the same is true of the prison that Jesus attempted to warn the people about — and it is this mental prison that the Spiritual (Gnostic) Christians were making reference to. And when Jesus said to the Jews: “Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do…” — it was this prison and prison guard that inhibited them from hearing and understanding, what Jesus was making reference to.
In the same way that in the first century Jesus portrayed the Pharisees as counterfeit Israel, the fourth century counterpart of the Pharisees who were very much counterfeit Christians who called themselves Orthodox, entered into a covenant with Pagan Rome — whereby their manmade doctrines of belief was declared to be the only valid teachings. With the force of the emperor’s armies, the Ebionite Mystics and Spiritual Christians who were called Gnostics, were hunted down and murdered (see The Death Of The Religion Of Jesus). The Gospels were then further corrupted to make them support the manmade doctrines of the Church of Pagan Rome (see Bible Corruption) — the Key of Knowledge became totally lost — and the religion of Christianity itself became the predicted apostate Church of the AntiChrist (see Church Of The AntiChrist). And with the holocaust of the Ebionites and Spiritual Christians who had remained faithful to the teachings of Jesus and TheWay, the consequences of this great spiritual travesty cast the Church into the abyss of profound spiritual ignorance. To the degree that all of Christianity is as an unfaithful spouse, who has been cast into a Spiritual Diaspora which they have yet to emerge from to this very day. And this condition of blind spiritual ignorance which is a consequence of the Churches own actions in the murder of the faithful followers and disciples of Messiah/Christ, and the corruption of the scriptures to make them support the doctrines of Pagan Rome — and this self-imposed ignorance on the part of the Church, continues right into our present day. Thus, actions not only have consequences — but inaction often makes a vile situation even worse. And while the Church remains in denial, this condition of profound spiritual blindness and prevailing spiritual ignorance will continue to consume them, until which time they repent of their past error, reject the Paganism of Rome, and return to the true spiritual teachings of Jesus and TheWay.
Christians will of course respond with the question: Why would God permit this to happen to his people? Why would a loving and compassionate Creator permit mankind to be cast into a Spiritual Diaspora? And yet, if they open their Bibles to what is portrayed as the plight of the Jews, they will find this very same condition invoked and brought upon those who were portrayed as the Children of Abraham and the people of God. Paul rightfully rejected the ritual observance of the Jews who sacrificed innocent animals for their sins, because the True Word of God requires a change of heart and mind. The requirements set forth by Jesus was stated to the man who he had healed — i.e., “Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee” (John 5:14 KJV). And this is why Paul warned that for those who continue to sin, there is no more sacrifice — but a judgment, as seen in the words: “For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they 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 – see http://TheLie.org ).
All three synoptic Gospels contain the passage of scripture which states: “And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” (Mark 10:16 KJV). The more we consider the reply of Jesus to this question, the more we comprehend that his answer undermines the Church’s whole modern-day understanding of the Gospel: “And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments” (Matt 19:17 KJV). If Jesus was God, as the Churches proclaim, then Jesus would have told the man that he spoke wisely when he was called “…Good Master. If Jesus was God, he never would have rejected the title — stating, that only God was good! Further, if all that was necessary was belief in Jesus, why would he tell the man seeking eternal life to go and “…keep the commandments” ? If, as modern Church doctrine proclaims, there is no salvation apart from faith and belief in Jesus — and no works or actions are a part of the equation — then why wouldn’t Jesus simply tell the man to believe? Yet, instead, he told the man that “…if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments”.