What Is The Objective Of Life And Original Intent Of The Scriptures? In the Sermon on the Mount at Matt 5:48 Jesus states to the people: “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” But since few men understand the relationship of Wholeness to that of the necessary Perfection that Jesus taught must be achieved, both the scriptures and life in this realm remain an enigma that is impossible for organic man to come to terms with. Perfection is a condition of mind (supported by the physical body) that is brought about through achieving evolutionary Wholeness and Completion. The evolutionary process is brought about and initiated through the “heightening and expansion of mind” beyond organic physical limitations that brings about the condition that enables the mind of the individual to become Anointed (Messiah/Christ) — enabling such a person to see and understand all things from an Enlightened Vision of Knowing and Being. This Enlightened Condition requires the seeking and living of Higher Spiritual Truth, and manifesting that Higher Truth in one’s life in the present. And herein lies the crux of the problem as seen in the reality that because the vast majority of mankind has little interest in seeking and living this Higher Knowledge and Truth — or understanding why each man sees both the scriptures and the world from a very different perspective. And unless a person first comes to understand why each man sees and understands differently from the next, no “heightening and expansion of mind” can be brought about, and no real spiritual gain can be achieved.
In the Homilies of his disciple Clement, the Apostle Peter warns that when reading the scriptures contrary to the objectives and purpose of the original authors, that it is the intentional design of the authors that each person only sees what they are predisposed by their own fallible beliefs and mindset to see — and nothing more. Thus, Peter confirms the effect of the Tower of Babel Syndrome that plagues all of mankind. And because of this fact, Peter warns that those who attempt to read the scriptures without first bringing about that condition within themselves that opens their perception and understanding, that they remain blind to “…the truth, but simply [see] what he wishes to find…” in the scriptures (see The Books With The Power To Deceive). In like manner, Paul stated to the congregation of believers that he had himself taught at Corinth, that while they had received what Paul portrayed as the “testimony of Christ and him crucified” — i.e., the quasi-historical narrative that Paul portrayed as “milk” for “babes in Christ” that he set forth for the conversion of entry-level believers — he also warned that their organic (carnal) condition of body and mind would cause them to totally reject the spiritual meaning of the scriptures and Gospel teachings — which included a rejection of the higher reality of the soul and what Paul portrayed as the Mysteries of the Kingdom (see Mystery Of The Gospel). Thus, what Paul warned them was that in their present “natural” organic condition of mind, that they were incapable of comprehending the higher spiritual truths of the Gospel. And when it is recognized that in the Gospel account, Jesus could only reveal the Core Spiritual Truths to his immediate disciples who had themselves walked the path of Spiritual Transformation — i.e., Paul taught that sincere and faithful believers must “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature” (Col 3:5 NIV) — then it is imperative for an intelligent seeker to recognize the reality that normal human consciousness is virtually blind to the true meaning of the scriptures and the core Gospel teachings. Why? Because each person’s perception and understanding is fragmented in accord with the Laws they were born under in — and so long as they lack Wholeness, they will remain under the dilemma of the Tower of Babel Syndrome.
How can this be, you ask? The answer is seen in the fact that the vast majority of people who read the scriptures are not sincere seekers of Truth — but rather, they read the scriptures from an organic mindset, to confirm what they have been taught by others to believe — which in most instances, their beliefs accommodate and support the mindset and lifestyle that is culturally convenient for them to live. That the scriptures contain numerous passages that is in conflict with what they have come to dogmatically believe and the manner of their cultural lifestyle — and it is for this reason as to why Jesus portrayed them as the blind who were dull of hearing, heart and mind. And because the true meaning of the scriptures was, and remains so incomprehensible to the thinking of organic man, that it was necessary to open the minds of the disciples to the true meaning — “Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures” (Luke 24:45).
Modern Christians would like to believe that they see and understand the true meaning of the scriptures — and yet, Paul himself dispels this great myth when he warns that the Christians who he had himself taught at Corinth were yet too carnal to understand the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Gospel and the Kingdom of God. Thus, Paul warns the baptized and committed Christians who he portrays as too carnal to understand the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom: “Howbeit we speak wisdom among the perfect: yet a wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, which are coming to nought” (1 Cor 2:6). What Paul is stating is that only those who have themselves evolved and spiritually transformed their lower carnal nature, are capable of comprehending the higher wisdom of the spirit that is not of this world — a higher spiritual wisdom that not only the faith-based Christians, but also those who Paul portrays as the rulers and authorities of this world are incapable of comprehending.