Archive | March 2016

Easter Monday

It is unfortunate that so many Christian cultures have forgotten the meaning of this day. The day that Jesus claimed victory over Death (Lucifer) and passed Final Judgement upon him. He then rose out of hell and opened the Gates of Heaven so that all of us now have a path back to the place where we were created in His image – the birth place of our spiritual bodies. I rejoice in the memory of the victory of death that Jesus brought to us all on this day!

Palm Sunday

I wanted to share the comments of Origen of Alexandria on John’s description of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. He is described as riding on both a colt and an ass. Origen uses his vast knowledge of the Old Testament to unlock the deep spiritual meaning that John has hidden in his description. This is a good example of how Origen uses logic to separate the literal, moral and spiritual meaning in the bible. He shows that it is not possible to ride two animals simultaneously and comes to the conclusion that there must be a spiritual meaning to this symbol. I find his picture of Palm Sunday inspiring: Jesus entering our soul (Jerusalem) on the back of His Word (a young, unburdened colt) and on the apostle’s explanations of the Old Testament (loosening the restrains on a beast of burden).

Ancient places of worship

I was asked the following question recently: “With the similarities that exist between the various temples of the earth, was there an extraterrestrial guide that helped to build them?” My answer has multiple parts to it, but the short answer is yes. I believe that certain cultures have been guided by the same extra extraterrestrial forces, albeit not from outer space, but the spiritual realm.  In modern times we often do not think about the original purpose of the various temples that were built, or to which spiritual entity they were built. The first step in the investigation needs to be a determination of the contract that was entered into, and with whom. Then after that we need to understand the mechanics of spiritual communications.

It helps to have a framework for this investigation. When my daughter started studying history in her first year of high school, I was reminded of a quote from Jacob Burckhardt “When we make a close study of history, we find that man has not learned from studying history.” So I attempted to create a framework in which she and her school could approach history based on Burckhardt’s work and I published a recommendation for a paper called “A return to the high ethic of the Ionian Ideal”. Based of Burckhardt’s recommendation, I added comparative ethics to the study of history, which does not accept Roman slavery practices as “common practice for that era” for example.

Using this framework helps to determine the type and orientation of the spiritual entity that these structures were built for; on a scale from base to benevolent. The period that I covered in my paper was one during which Athens went from a benevolent society to a pagan society. The period of benevolence ended with the death of Socrates and the fall of democracy in the capital of Greece: Athens. When he refused to bring blood scarifies to the pagan gods of the pagan Athens, he was forced to commit suicide by the new ruling majority. The key question for me is: why would this enlightened man rather die than bring a blood sacrifice to the pagan gods? In addition, it is important to discover why blood is so important. Blood is a powerful source of odic force, the energy needed to establish communications with the spiritual world. Socrates knew that benevolent beings have their own source of odic force which they can use to manifest themselves or communicate through a medium, and the only reason to use blood was to communicate with base beings. He was honored to be taught by the Muses[1] (benevolent) and knew to avoid being misled by the Nymphs (base).

The activities at the oracles of Delphi are well documented but again are hard for the modern man to understand. There are modern reference of similar practices that help to understand the process of spiritual communication. Johannes Greber’s book, “Communications with the spiritual world of God”, has a major section dedicated to the discussion of mediums, as do other sources. The only point that I wanted to make was to understand the reason for this communication. I will start by saying that a number of cultures have decided to prohibit all types of communication because the risk of being led astray is too high. This might be because there are many base entities anxious to gain control over people and use them for their own purposes. While there are only a few benevolent beings who are able to find enlightened groups willing to listen to their message, without a thirst for material gain.

[1] See Paton’s Symposium 201st. where Socrates refers to his teacher as Diotima of Mantineia which is word game pointing to the Chief of all Muses, Calliope.

ChristianAnswers.net

I came across a website called ChristianAnswers and I was surprised at the biblical truth’s that this website is proclaiming. I contacted the editor a few times on specific items, but I wanted to reiterate them here. I know that these are common modern christian beliefs, but to proclaim them as biblical fact goes too far. If they just stated these comments as doctrine I would be happy. Here are three examples.

  1. The website says: “According to the Bible one cannot work their way to Heaven. Salvation is by faith alone – acceptance of God’s gift of salvation and reliance on Christ’s promise of what will happen after our earthly death. Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life” (John 5:24).”
    • First of all, passing from death into life is not the same as passing into everlasting life. Jesus talks much about death as being separation from God “Let the dead bury the dead.” (Matt 8:22). Just moving from death (separation form God) to life (belief in God) is not the same as entering everlasting life (re-entering the highest reaches of heaven).
    • Secondly Jesus says that only through him can we achieve everlasting life. This website thinks that belief in Jesus is enough, but does not require a Christ-like life in addition as Jesus shows us. He says that we have also repay our debts to the last farthing (Matt 5:26) and tells Nicodemus that a person who could not live a Christ-like life then needs to enter into a new life to achieve this. (John 3:4) It was not enough for Nicodemus at the end of his life to just believe in Jesus. He needed to be born again and live a better life.
    • Thirdly, the bible says that there is joy in heaven when a sinner repents (Luke 15:10), not that only repenting gives us everlasting life.
    • Finally, Jesus says that “everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him will have everlasting life” (John 6:40). But how can we see the Son without elevating ourselves to His level? In order to see the Son we need to walk in His footsteps, and thus must fill ourselves with virtue. So for me, the bible (Jesus) does say that we need to work on ourselves to achieve heaven, besides relying on the Grace of God.
  2. This site also says “The LDS Church does not accept the biblical idea that Christ’s blood was shed on the cross to wash away our sins – present, past and future.” I can find no evidence in the teaching of Jesus or Origen to support this claim.
    • On the contrary, Jesus says that we need to repay our debts to the last farthing. (Matt 5:26)
    • Jesus’ act of redemption opened the gates to heaven to allow those who have earned the right to return to heaven, but we are all expected to follow the Law plus his new law: love thy neighbor.
    • Jesus did forgive sin, but he also told them to sin no more. (John 5:14, 8:11) He never said our future sins are also forgiven.
  3. This website offers a very weak explanation of the common question “Is God biased? Is it fair to save only some?”. Without accepting the gift of reincarnation, there is no logical explanation of God’s fairness in the bible. This website shows how difficult it is to show how it is possible for the 7+ billion souls on this earth to learn the teachings of Jesus and accept him as their savior in one lifetime.  Only multiple lifetimes on earth could allow all souls to have a fair chance to learn of Jesus and accept him.