The Fatal Error Of The Church: The question must be posed: Can you just read the Gospels and know the truth? After Paul had personally taught the congregation of Christians at Corinth, he warned them that all he could give and teach them — and all that they could receive and comprehend — was the elementary Gospel teachings that were allegorically presented in what appeared to be an historical account of Jesus and him crucified. Paul portrayed these entry-level doctrines as the traditions of “Jesus and the crucifixion”. This fact is explored and proven in the subheading entitled Mystery Of The Gospel. Even after personally teaching this Christian Congregation, Paul warns them that the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom is so incomprehensible to man in his “natural” organic condition of mind, that if he even attempted to speak plainly with them in an attempt to convey man’s higher reality of soul and spirit which they know absolutely nothing about, they would condemn and reject the spiritual meaning of the Gospel as utter “foolishness”!!! To even imagine that the modern Christian whose doctrines of belief are based upon what the Biblical scholars point out is the gravely flawed “..source and originality of Christian doctrine” that came into being in the fourth century — and that the modern believer whose thinking has been imbued with this fourth century pagan dogma can merely open the Bible to confirm their beliefs — and ignore the warning of Paul and the biblical authors that even those Christians who the Apostles personally taught and were of a more pure understanding could not comprehend the true meaning and the Mystery Of The Gospel, are a people asking to be deceived.
The Long Ignored Warning: Paul warns that the higher reality of the soul and the true meaning of the Gospel would be condemned and rejected as utter “foolishness” by the congregation of believers who he had himself taught. And one of the great inconceivable realities that the congregation of faith-based believers have rarely ever been able to come to terms with, is the fact that in a True Spiritual Religion there is only One Teacher — and the seeker must therefore learn only from this One Teacher. To the degree that the Apostle Peter stated to his disciple Clement with respect to learning directly from what the first followers of Jesus portrayed as the True Prophet: “Hence, O beloved Clement, if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth. For if any one else knows anything, he has received it from Him or from His disciples” (see True Prophet). And that man in his organic state of mind is incapable of understanding the true meaning of the scriptures, is demonstrated in the words of Peter when he warns that “…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” (see The Spiritual Disenfranchisement Of The Mind). And what this statement warns is that because the people of this world rely upon their natural organic senses and mind to assess what they think they see — failing to distinguish and understand that they dwell in a world of allegorical symbolism and forms that are an allusion/illusion — that all those who base their conclusions and assumptions on human (organic) perception and reasoning, will remain dwelling under the cloak of ignorance in the “outer darkness” of mind and being (see Outer Darkness). And this is why Jesus taught his disciples to seek out and learn only from the One Teacher who is the True Prophet, who is the Only Source of Knowledge.
Where can the True Prophet and One Teacher be Found? While there are virtually countless opinions as to the meaning of the scriptures, only when the scriptures are turned within one’s own self and used as the Key of Knowledge — enabling the seeker to enter in at what is portrayed as the “narrow strait gate” within one’s own mind and being (see The Third Fatal Mistake – Not Proving The Truth) — gaining entrance to the Inner Kingdom — can the seeker enter the Presence of the True Prophet/Son Of God/Logos — and fulfill the commandment to learn only from the Source of All Truth.
When the modern believer opens the Gospels and envisions what he believes to be an historical account, they are totally ignorant of the fact that the authors of the Gospels did not at all write about history. And in the rejection and condemnation of the original Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus, the whole spiritual meaning and purpose of the Gospel remains an enigma to the Christian world today. Why were the Ebionites condemned and rejected as heretics? Because they rejected the very pagan doctrines of belief which were held by the Greeks and Romans who were too heathen to understand the spiritual essence of the Gospel teachings — doctrines and beliefs which were essentially Mithraic, and has little in common with the original Gospel teachings and objectives. Historically, it is documented and warned that the most spiritual versions of the Gospels were never given over to the Gentiles (see Most Important Scriptures Never Given To The Gentiles). And because the Greeks and Romans were too heathen and pagan to understand the spiritual concepts that Jesus revealed to his core disciples, it was warned in the Epistle of Peter And James that, if this esoteric knowledge should ever become lost, that “…it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error” (see Always To Wander In Error). Why? Primarily, because they look outwardly for what can only come inwardly. And because the Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus, along with those Spiritual (Gnostic) Christians who faithfully preserved this framework of esoteric knowledge were hunted down and murdered by the Church of Constantine — and their scriptures burnt and destroyed — the Church had thrown away what Jesus portrayed as the Key of Knowledge which is necessary to unlock both the true meaning of the scriptures, — which spiritual knowledge must be used to unlock and open the inner “narrow strait gate” that provides entrance to the Kingdom that Jesus taught to seek and find.
The question must be posed: Why does the Gospel account portray Jesus as rejecting the Pharisees as blind guides? Because they had thrown away the Key of Knowledge. “Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered” (Luke 11:52 KJV). And with respect to the proper use of the Key of Knowledge, Jesus stated: “But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in” (Matt 23:13 KJV). There is no way of evading the teaching that Jesus condemned the Pharisees because of (1) their failure to enter into the Kingdom; and (2) their obstructing the path of those who were striving to enter the Kingdom. With respect to these ignored and gravely misunderstood words: What was the seeker supposed to use the Key of Knowledge to enter in? Enter in the Inner Kingdom — coming into the Presence of the True Prophet — where the Truth of all Creation would be revealed to them. And the fact that the carnal Jews has thrown away the Key of Knowledge — in the same manner that the Church of Rome which called itself Orthodox threw away the Key of Knowledge — was the reality portrayed in the words: “…hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in”
The Gospel teachings of Jesus known as TheWay was intended to free the people from the cloud of profound ignorance imposed upon them by the organic limitations of the physical body, and open the door within them to a reality of higher understanding, knowledge and awareness. An important insight into the very essence of the genuine and original teachings of TheWay is contained in an article in the Encyclopedia Britannica under the heading, The History of Christian Mysticism, where it reads: “Although the essence of mysticism is the sense of contact with the transcendent, mysticism in the history of Christianity should not be understood merely in terms of special ecstatic experiences but as part of a religious process lived out within the context of the Christian community. From this perspective mysticism played a vital part in the early church. Early Christianity was a religion of the spirit that expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”. What is expressed in these words is of the utmost importance, in that the original teachings of Jesus was not the belief in the Mithraic sun-god of the Church of Constantine — but rather, the means to make all Christians prophets and mystics as demonstrated in the words: “…From this perspective mysticism played a vital part in the early church. Early Christianity was a religion of the spirit that expressed itself in the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”.
That modern Christianity has very little in common with the original teachings of Jesus, is demonstrated in the words that the objective of the teachings of TheWay was to bring about “…the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness” — which has absolutely nothing in common with the blind faith dogmatized Church that came into being in the fourth century. And, just as equally important to understand, is that “…the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness” has absolutely nothing to do with the expansion of the physical brain — but rather, the development of those areas of mind that the physical brain which is of an earth-vibrational frequency, does not support.
Until it is recognized that present-day Christianity has absolutely nothing in common with the original objectives and teachings of Jesus and TheWay, then little to no spiritual progress can be made. Once understood for what they presently are, the modern doctrines of the Church are in fact a synthesis of the most elementary faith-based entry-level Gospel concepts that Paul referred to as the entry-level “testimony of Christ”, with the doctrines of Mithraicism which was the Universal Religion of the Roman Empire. With the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the long suspected evidence was suddenly proven — i.e., biblical scholars such as A. Powell Davies openly confirmed that: “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” (quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls). And that, in order for the synthesis of religions to be brought about by the Emperor Constantine, (1) Jesus was declared to be God (see The Ten Words ); (2) the most corrupted copies of the Gospels were further corrupted in order to make them support the doctrines of Pagan Rome (see http://BibleCorruption.com ); (3) and the true, spiritual disciples of Jesus were hunted down by the armies of the emperor, and murdered (see The Death Of The Religion Of Jesus ). And in the conversion of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay into a faith-based pagan religion, the necessary esoteric knowledge was lost, and mankind was plunged into the abyss of spiritual ignorance.
What is the “testimony of Christ” that Paul taught the congregation at Corinth? Paul portrays the higher realty of the soul and the Kingdom as the reality of “…things so astounding that they are beyond a man’s power to describe or put in words…” — and the few who possess the Key of Knowledge and are able to open the inner door to the Heavenly Kingdom, after these select few gaze upon these mysteries, what they have witnessed will be of such a profound nature that they will “…not [be] allowed to tell them to others” (2 Cor 12:4 TLB). So, the question then becomes: How do you start to convey to entry-level faith-based believers what is “…so astounding that they are beyond a man’s power to describe or put in words”??? The only means available is to create a system of allegorical symbols that act as catalysts which begin the process of “…the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness”. Thus, Paul warns the congregation at Corinth: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ). Spiritually discerned indicated that they are spiritually revealed as the disciple applies the Key of Knowledge to gain entrance to the Kingdom, and is able to receive the Sacred Manna/Gnosis from the True Prophet. Paul then goes on and warns these believers of a natural mind who were baptized and dedicated to Christ: “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1 NAS). Thus, these believers could only be taught the doctrine of Jesus Christ and him crucified (1 Cor 2:2), because they were not yet spiritual men — but rather, they were men of flesh and still very much “babes in Christ”. Paul then explains that: “I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able” (1 Cor 3:2 NAS – Spiritual Defeat ).
Why are the scriptures — as well as the Gospel accounts — all allegorical symbols that must have the Key of Knowledge applied to them in order to begin to perceive the true meaning of the written word which Paul portrayed as the “letter that killeth”??? (2 Cor 3:6). Because man’s higher soul-reality and the Kingdom is utterly incomprehensible to his very limited organic human understanding — an understanding which must undergo the process of “…the heightening and enlargement of human consciousness” in order to perceive and comprehend both the essence of the Gospel, and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God. And in its original form, the Gospel was designed to bring about the necessary physical transformation that fulfilled the Law within the disciple, and manifest within them what is portrayed as the Final Temple that enables the seeker to enter within the Holy of Holies, and learn from the True Prophet. This transformation is brought about by becoming the “good ground” in the parable of the Sower and the Seed. And this process of expansion which brings about the transformation of body and mind, is portrayed in the words which portray the spiritual increase of those who make themselves the “good ground… [which] …multiplying thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times” what was initially received (Mark 4:8).
The scriptures are not at all historical accounts in the manner that they are thought of by modern Christians. I have already demonstrated that the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom are incomprehensible even to the congregation of believers who have received the testimony of Christ. Because man’s soul and spiritual reality is incomprehensible to him, the scriptures are an allegorical presentation of symbols that act as a catalyst which, when the Key of Knowledge is properly utilized, can be used to gain entrance to the Kingdom within — drawing the disciple into the Presence of the indwelling True Prophet — wherein the disciple can begin to receive the revelation of All Truths.