Monday, July 3, 2017

Deism And The Genus Of The Constitutional Framers

In a recent interview about the significance of the 4th of July, Prof. Jonathan Turley portrayed the Constitutional Framers as exceptional men of great genus.  Which should provoke the question: What made them a genus?  This question can never be answered by modern academia, because they have no understanding of both Deism, and what Deists portrayed as the Laws of Nature and Nature's God.  And when the Declaration of Independence declared that "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" -- these words were drawn from the knowledge of the Natural Laws.   And in understanding the Natural Laws (see  The Laws Of Creation http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsOfCreation ), many of the Constitutional Framers understood what can be portrayed as each individual's Spiritual DNA (see The Talents And A Person's Spiritual DNA http://TheCall.Nazirene.org#SpiritualDNA ).  And since modern academia has built their thinking upon a gravely flawed philosophical foundation -- a foundation where Spiritual DNA cannot be understood -- it is virtually impossible for them to understand what made the Constitutional Framers the genus' that they were. 

Each person is born into this world in accord with their Spiritual DNA that was developed through The Laws That Control Our Lives http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsThatControlOurLives -- which Laws develop what can be portrayed as a person's Spiritual DNA.  In the words of the Church Father Origen, this reality of advancement was portrayed in the words: “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis).  Which in the parable of the Talents is expressed in the words that each person receives "...each according to his own ability".   The fact that modern academia has no conception of why people are born with greatly varying levels of aptitude and ability to comprehend -- as well as other talents and abilities that most people do not possess -- is because modern academia totally lacks any understanding of the Natural Laws of Creation and their effect upon each person born into this world. 

When Thomas Paine wrote in the Age Of Reason that "I believe in only one God; and I have hope for happiness in an afterlife" -- what must be understood is the wisdom portrayed in the words of Paine when he wrote: "For several years, I have intended to publish my thoughts on religion. I am very aware of all the difficulties related to that subject. That's why I've waited so long before writing it. I wanted it to be my last published work, so that no one would question my motives, even if they didn't agree with my ideas."   And it is also true that if Paine had written more openly throughout his life, those who opposed his ideas on Common Sense and The Rights of Man would have had all the ammunition needed to totally negate the important ideas that he had set forth over the course of most of his life. 

In understanding the Natural Laws of Creation -- and even more important, The Laws That Control Our Lives ( http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsThatControlOurLives ), and bring about our individual destiny, Thomas Paine understood the words of the Church Father Origen who was known as "the prince of Christian learning"in the third century, second only to the Apostles, where Origen writes that "...to every one according to his merits; nor will the happiness or unhappiness of each one's birth, or whatever be the condition that falls to his lot, be deemed accidental" (see Predestination @  http://ChristianReincarnation.org#predestination ). Why? Why did the great pre-Nicene Church Father portray the conditions of one's birth not to be deemed an accident? Because there are no accidents as the Atheist, Secular Humanist's and modern academia promotes.  And that within the experiences of life, all events have a causal factor that few men possess the vision to comprehend.  Origen then goes on and writes with respect to each person's station in life "...that the cause of each one's actions is a pre-existing one; and then every one, according to his deserts, is made by God either a vessel unto honor or dishonor. Therefore every individual vessel [person] has furnished to its Creator out of itself the causes and occasions of its being formed by Him to be either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor." And, as stated in the foregoing link, each person's birth into this life is determined by the Soul of that person's own past actions -- i.e., "...either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor".  Or, as stated by the Apostle Paul: "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV).  And this same exact message is being presented to every person today, in our own time, in the very life that they are presently living. Our lives are therefore not at all an accident of birth -- but rather, the life that we are presently living has been created by our own past -- "...strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of [our] previous life”. 

The core Deists who were the framers of our Constitution, understood the Laws of Nature and Nature's God -- that all Rights are God-Given -- and that the sole purpose of government is to secure and preserve these essential Rights of the People.  In their failure to understand the Natural Laws, the intellectuals who are representative of modern academia have no working understanding of the Constitution, and remain entrenched in the thinking that man's rights are bestowed upon man by government.   Deists of great insight such as Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, drew upon wisdom gained in the lives their Soul lived as first-century followers of the man Jesus.  And they opposed what they called Revealed Religion, because they knew how corrupted the dogma of the Church had become (see The Original Teachings Have Nothing In Common With Church Dogma http://TheCall.Nazirene.org#OriginalTeachings ).  A modern intellectual who was also there in the first century is Prof. Walter Williams who wrote in an article entitled America's Move Toward Tyranny : "Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis warned, 'The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.' The freedom of individuals from compulsion or coercion never was, and is not now, the normal state of human affairs. The normal state for the ordinary person is tyranny, arbitrary control and abuse mainly by their own government." And this is equally true with government comprised by both church and state.  And while the Deists who framed our Constitutional form of government instinctively knew this to be true based upon their experiences drawn from their Spiritual DNA, because the thinking of modern intellectuals have been built upon a gravely flaws foundation and their abject ignorance of the Natural Laws, the very fabric of our God-Given Rights and Freedoms that ushered in what has been portrayed as American Exceptionalism (see Natural Law And American Exceptionalism @ http://ThomasPaineRedux.Nazirene.org#AmericanExceptionalism ), is not at all understood today.  

In this time of renewed American Crisis, if Enlightened Deists fail to come forth with their greater understanding of the Laws of Nature and Nature's God (see The Laws Of Creation http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsOfCreation ) -- Enlightened Deists who can explain to others the workings of these Natural Laws -- then all gains could be lost as government continues to violate the Rights of Man and undermine the very Freedoms and Liberties that government is obligated to preserve and protect.   




Friday, February 24, 2017

Reply To: Why George Washington Was Not a Deist, but a Practicing Christian

With respect to the article: Why George Washington Was Not a Deist, but a Practicing Christian @ http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2017/february/why-george-washington-was-not-a-deist-but-a-practicing-christian :

Let be begin by providing a more enlightened history of the Church as set forth at The Secret Doctrine of Christianity @ http://nazirene.org/secret_doctrine.htm .  In the beginning all Enlightened Christians were portrayed as Gnostics Christians who remained and integral part of the Church.   Quoting from http://DivineManna.org :

Under the heading of Gnosticism, the Encyclopedia Britannica states: “Among the majority of the followers of the movement, 'Gnosis' was understood not as meaning 'knowledge' or 'understanding', in our sense of the word, but 'revelation'. These little Gnostic sects and groups all lived in the conviction that they possessed a secret and mysterious knowledge, in no way accessible to those outside, which was not to be proved or propagated, but believed in by the initiated, and anxiously guarded as a secret. This knowledge of theirs was not based on reflection, on scientific inquiry and proof, but on revelation. It was derived directly from the times of primitive Christianity, from the Savior himself and from his disciples and friends, with whom they claimed to be connected by a secret tradition, or else from later prophets, of whom many sects boasted. It was laid down in wonderful mystic writings, which were in the possession of the various circles”.   Those Christians who had prepared themselves to receive the Higher Knowledge imparted directly to them by the Logos, must be understood as the Christians who Paul portrayed as having gone beyond the "milk" of the Gospel, and were able to receive the "solid food" from Spirit -- i.e., “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit” (1 Cor 2:10 KJV).   
Regarding these two groups of Christians -- i.e., the faith-based entry-level Christians who could only be given what Paul called the "testimony" of Christ- - and the mature Christians who were no longer in need of the "milk" of the Gospel intended to nourish "babes in Christ", Smith and Wace's Dictionary of Christian Biography states: “We have no reason to think that the earliest Gnostics intended to found sects separated from the Church and called after their own names. Their disciples were to be Christians, elevated above the rest as acquainted with deeper mysteries, and called Gnostikoi because possessed of a Gnosis superior to the simple faith of the multitude… They also boasted to be in possession of genuine apostolical traditions, deriving their doctrines, some from St. Paul, others from St. Peter, and others again from Judas, Thomas, Philip, and Matthew. In addition moreover, to [this] secret doctrine which they professed to have received by oral tradition, they appealed also to alleged writings of the apostles themselves or their disciples”.  Which, while ignored by the faith-based Christians, is confirmed in the ignored words of Jesus when he was asked by his disciples why he ONLY spoke to the multitudes in parables: “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV).

With the advent of the Age of Enlightenment, Spiritually Mature and Rational Seekers understood that the leaders of the Church had become so corrupt, that they could only comprehend what Paul portrayed as the "milk" of the Gospel.  Like the Pharisees who Jesus condemned, they were blind to the inner spiritual meaning of the scriptures as set forth in the article on the Key of Knowledge ( http://KeyOfKnowledge.org ).    Those Seekers who understood the Natural Laws of Creation -- and put the Laws into action within their own Mind and Being (see http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org ) -- became enlightened and knowing in relation to the faith-based aspect of the Church.   Some of these enlightened individuals such as George Washington aligned themselves with the Masons -- others, such as Franklin, Jefferson and Paine, were Deists.   Both groups possessed the Higher Knowledge because they knowingly embraced the Natural Laws of Creation -- using the scriptures as an allegorical blueprint of their own mind -- revealing to them the Forces and Laws of Consciousness. 

On http://ThomasPaineRedux.com the question is posed: (quoting) By what name do you call an evolved and matured Christian whose spiritual knowledge has enlightened him far beyond the very limited knowledge and understanding of the faith-based believer?   While they can be portrayed as American Gnostics -- they were often called Deists, because over the course of many lifetimes they had submitted themselves to the spiritual process of TheWay, and were themselves enlightened spiritual souls.   But who were the Deists?   Quoting the Wikipedia under Deism: History of religion and the deist mission.   Most deists saw the religions of their day as corruptions of an original, pure religion that was simple and rational. They felt that this original pure religion had become corrupted by "priests" who had manipulated it for personal gain and for the class interests of the priesthood in general.   According to this world view, over time "priests" had succeeded in encrusting the original simple, rational religion with all kinds of superstitions and "mysteries" – irrational theological doctrines. Laymen were told by the priests that only the priests really knew what was necessary for salvation and that laymen must accept the "mysteries" on faith and on the priests' authority. This kept the laity baffled by the nonsensical "mysteries", confused, and dependent on the priests for information about the requirements for salvation. The priests consequently enjoyed a position of considerable power over the laity, which they strove to maintain and increase. Deists referred to this kind of manipulation of religious doctrine as "priestcraft", a highly derogatory term.  Deists saw their mission as the stripping away of "priestcraft" and "mysteries" from religion, thereby restoring religion to its original, true condition – simple and rational. In many cases, they considered true, original Christianity to be the same as this original natural religion.   To the detriment of the congregation of believers of all of man's religions, the above position of the Deists is correct.    At its Source, religions such as Christianity are Pure and Spiritual -- but once these religions are placed in the hands of priests who (1) lack the spiritual maturity to fully comprehend the purpose of the teachings from a Spiritual Perspective -- (2) and they recognize the reality that the position of priest is a position of power and influence over others that often garners great wealth and political influence -- both the original objectives and purpose of the religion, as well as the teachings themselves, very quickly become corrupted. 

At the time of our Nations Founding, the Spiritually Mature Souls were called Masons and Deists -- but as demonstrated in the above, both groups retained their connection to the Church -- much like the early Church remained connected to the Gnostics.  And the relationship of the early Church to the Gnostics and the more modern connection to the Masons and Deists is readilly demonstrated in a quotation on http://ThomasPaineRedux.com where it is written: An interesting and appropriate statement by one of the earliest authorities of the Church is that made by Clement of Alexandria when he compared the inherent weakness of faith-based religion, to that of the Spiritual Christians who had acquired the Sacred Knowledge (Gnosis) of the Kingdom -- i.e., “Faith is the foundation; knowledge the superstructure, by knowledge faith is perfected, for to know is more than to believe. Faith is a summary knowledge of urgent truths; knowledge a sure demonstration of what has been received through faith, being itself reared upon faith through the teachings of the Lord. Thus the Gnostic grasps the complete truth of all revelation from the beginning of the world to the end, piercing to the depths of scripture, of which the believer tastes the surface only. As a consequence of this intelligent sympathy with the Divine Will, the Gnostic becomes in perfect unity in himself, and as far as possible like God. Definite outward observances cease to have any value for one whose being is brought into abiding harmony with that which is eternal; he has no wants, no passions; he rests in the contemplation of God, which is and will be his unfailing blessedness.”

Both the Masons and the Deists possessed the Higher Body of Knowledge that evolved them to a Condition of Knowing and Enlightenment.  The Deists embraced and put the Natural Laws into action -- or, as stated above:
"...Thus the [Gnostic or Deist or Mason] grasps the complete truth of all revelation from the beginning of the world to the end, piercing to the depths of scripture, of which the believer tastes the surface only."  Unlike the people of the simple-faith who have been seduced by priest-craft, the Enlightened Gnostics/Deists/Masons understood that the scriptures are not history -- but rather, allegorical portrayals of the Forces and Laws of Mind and Consciousness as demonstrated in the following statement by Thomas Paine:

But the Church of Rome having set up its new religion, which it called Christianity, invented the creed which it named the Apostle's Creed... It then manufactured the allegories in the book of Genesis into fact, and the allegorical tree of life and the tree of knowledge into real trees, contrary to the belief of the first Christians, and for which there is not the least authority in any of the books of the New Testament; for in none of them is there any mention made of such place as the Garden of Eden, nor of anything that is said to have happened there.  But the Church of Rome could not erect the person called Jesus into a Savior of the world without making the allegories in the book of Genesis into fact, though the New Testament, as before observed, gives no authority for it. All at once the allegorical tree of knowledge became, according to the Church, a real tree, the fruit of it real fruit, and the eating of it sinful.   As priestcraft was always the enemy of knowledge, because priestcraft supports itself by keeping people in delusion and ignorance, it was consistent with its policy to make the acquisition of knowledge a real sin... Reason is the forbidden tree of priestcraft, and may serve to explain the allegory of the forbidden tree of knowledge, for we may reasonably suppose the allegory had some meaning and application at the time it was invented. It was the practice of the Eastern nations to convey their meaning by allegory, and relate it in the manner of fact. Jesus followed the same method, yet nobody ever supposed the allegory or parable of the rich man and Lazarus, the Prodigal Son, the ten Virgins, etc., were facts.   Why then should the tree of knowledge, which is far more romantic in idea than the parables in the New Testament are, be supposed to be a real tree? The answer to this is, because the Church could not make its new-fangled system, which it called Christianity, hold together without it. To have made Christ to die on account of an allegorical tree would have been too barefaced a fable.

In the above words of Thomas Paine what we see is an enlightened understanding of the nature and reality of the scriptures which has been perverted by priest-craft and their corrupt Church.   When we make reference to the Laws of Nature and Nature's God, when the allegorical accounts of the scriptures are properly understood, the True Spiritual meaning of the scriptures are an embodiment of the Natural Laws of Higher Consciousness.  Paine knew this -- as did all the enlightened Masons and Deists.   And this is why it is written in the above quotation in the Encyclopedia: "...Deists saw their mission as the stripping away of "priestcraft" and "mysteries" from religion, thereby restoring religion to its original, true condition – simple and rational. In many cases, they considered true, original Christianity to be the same as this original natural religion."   And leaders such as George Washington recognized that to accomplish the restoration of True Enlightenment, it was necessary to maintain a connection to the body of faith-based believers who were still in the Churches, but had reach the point where they desired to embrace the Higher Knowledge that evolves them into a state of Enlightenment and Knowing.  And George Washington was therefore sworn into office as President, on a Bible from the local Masonic Lodge (quoting the Wikipedia) The George Washington Inaugural Bible is the book that was sworn upon by George Washington when he took office as the first President of the United States. The Bible itself has subsequently been used in the inauguration ceremonies of several other U.S. presidents. St. John's Lodge No. 1, Ancient York Masons, are the custodians of what is now known as the George Washington Inaugural Bible. On April 30, 1789 it was upon this Bible that George Washington took his oath of office as the first President of the United States.

At the founding of our Nation, Spiritually Mature and Enlightened Christians were known as Deists and Masons.  In the actual article which can be found at http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2017/february/why-george-washington-was-not-a-deist-but-a-practicing-christian , the author incorrectly states: "Jonathan Edwards, the great father of the first Great Awakening, in his writing says no deist will ever call the Bible the word of God because they believe that God doesn't have a written word" -- and as demonstrated in the above quotation of Thomas Paine, the foregoing statement of Jonathan Edwards is based upon his own abject ignorance of the nature and purpose of the scriptures.  As explored throughout the article on the Key of Knowledge ( http://KeyOfKnowledge.org ), the scriptures are an allegorical text-book that the seeker uses to find and enter the Presence of God.   As stated by the Church Father Origen who is known as the greatest teacher second only to the Apostles stated with respect to those who believe the literal text of the scriptures: "...What man is found such an idiot as" to believe these forms and symbols literally, and not to understand "...that every man must hold these things for images, under which the hidden sense lies concealed”?  (see The Hidden Reality Of The Old Testament @ http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#OldTestamentQuoting the Church historian Eusebius who writes of the doctrines conceived by the early Christians Papias and Irenaeus: “Papias reproduces other stories communicated to him by word of mouth, together with some otherwise unknown parables and teachings of the Saviour, and other things of a more allegorical character. He says that 'after the resurrection of the dead there will be a period of a thousand years when Christ's kingdom will be set up on this earth in material form'. I suppose he got these notions by misinterpreting the apostolic accounts and failing to grasp what they said in mystic and symbolic language. For he seems to have been a man of very small intelligence, to judge from his books..."  (Eusebius, Hist Eccl., Book III, 39.11). 

Factually, both the author of the article and Johathan Edwards upon whom quotes must be understood as men of  "...small intelligence" who are lacking the ability to "...grasp what they [scripture authors] said in mystic and symbolic language".  George Washington was a Mason, because he was enlightened as to the spiritual meaning of the scriptures -- as was Franklin, Jefferson and Paine who were Deists.  

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

What Would Thomas Paine Say? The Election of Donald Trump over the Socialism of the Radical Left

What Would Thomas Paine Say? ( http://ThomasPaineRedux.com ):

Thomas Paine would attempt to convey to the people that Donald Trump succeeded because he had the (Natural) Laws working for him -- Laws that he prevailed over in the previous lives his Soul lived.  And this is also why Barack Obama prevailed in his elections before Trump.   Yet, the American people remain totally ignorant of not only these Laws which the Deists who formed the Constitutional bedrock of the Nation portrayed as the Laws of Nature and Nature's God (see The Laws Of Creationhttp://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsOfCreation ).   And while someone such as Thomas Paine could have explained the workings of these Natural Laws that control every aspect of the lives we live in this realm (see The Laws That Control Our Lives http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsThatControlOurLives ), the American People fail to understand the very factor that has created what has often been portrayed as American Exceptionalism (see Natural Law And American Exceptionalism (see http://ThomasPaineRedux.com#AmericanExceptionalism ).   And this prevailing ignorance of the very Forces of Law that has made America Great, is not at all understood by academia or the Church, to the detriment of the American People who unconsciously dwell in the Outer Darkness of Mind and Being (see http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org ).   

More than anything else, the election of Donald Trump presents to the American People the opportunity to restore the Nation to the City of Light on the proverbial Hill as an example to the rest of the world.  But to accomplish this, the American People must begin to understand the Natural Laws that brought forth the Exceptionalism that has created the foundation of success they have enjoyed, and they must return to the First Principles of the Constitutional Framework of the Nation.  And since what is left of the Deists no longer understand the Natural Laws that brought them success at the time of our Nation's Founding, future success will be up to a restoration of the Original Teachings that were suppressed by the Church of Rome -- and since the Deists no longer understand the fabric of the Laws, this restoration will have to be accomplished by a group of enlightened individuals who have yet to emerge as a force of Truth and Light.  

The original Deists could in many ways be portrayed as a body of more spiritually mature believers and adherents of the Original Gospel Teachings -- i.e., quoting http://ThomasPaineRedux.com : In a letter from Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Rush, Jefferson wrote respecting the relationship of Deism and Christianity: "To the corruptions of Christianity I am indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian, in the only sense he wished any one to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines, in preference to all others; ascribing to himself every human excellence; & believing he never claimed any other"  This same exact thought is expressed  in the Wikipedia article under Deism: History of religion and the deist mission.   Most deists saw the religions of their day as corruptions of an original, pure religion that was simple and rational. They felt that this original pure religion had become corrupted by "priests" who had manipulated it for personal gain and for the class interests of the priesthood in general.   According to this world view, over time "priests" had succeeded in encrusting the original simple, rational religion with all kinds of superstitions and "mysteries" – irrational theological doctrines. Laymen were told by the priests that only the priests really knew what was necessary for salvation and that laymen must accept the "mysteries" on faith and on the priests' authority. This kept the laity baffled by the nonsensical "mysteries", confused, and dependent on the priests for information about the requirements for salvation. The priests consequently enjoyed a position of considerable power over the laity, which they strove to maintain and increase. Deists referred to this kind of manipulation of religious doctrine as "priestcraft", a highly derogatory term.  Deists saw their mission as the stripping away of "priestcraft" and "mysteries" from religion, thereby restoring religion to its original, true condition – simple and rational. In many cases, they considered true, original Christianity to be the same as this original natural religion. 
  
As Thomas Paine states in the above, the original Deists understood that the scriptures are an allegorical presentation of the Laws and Forces of Consciousness which when rightly understood, convey to the seeker the Cosmology of Mind and Being that is necessary to connect inwardly with our Source of Being.  That Thomas Paine understood this factual reality is confirmed in the article entitled Of The Religion Of Deism Compared With The Christian Religion, Paine hit the nail on the head when he writes:
But the Church of Rome having set up its new religion, which it called Christianity, invented the creed which it named the Apostle's Creed... It then manufactured the allegories in the book of Genesis into fact, and the allegorical tree of life and the tree of knowledge into real trees, contrary to the belief of the first Christians, and for which there is not the least authority in any of the books of the New Testament; for in none of them is there any mention made of such place as the Garden of Eden, nor of anything that is said to have happened there.  But the Church of Rome could not erect the person called Jesus into a Savior of the world without making the allegories in the book of Genesis into fact, though the New Testament, as before observed, gives no authority for it. All at once the allegorical tree of knowledge became, according to the Church, a real tree, the fruit of it real fruit, and the eating of it sinful.   As priestcraft was always the enemy of knowledge, because priestcraft supports itself by keeping people in delusion and ignorance, it was consistent with its policy to make the acquisition of knowledge a real sin...

...Reason is the forbidden tree of priestcraft, and may serve to explain the allegory of the forbidden tree of knowledge, for we may reasonably suppose the allegory had some meaning and application at the time it was invented. It was the practice of the Eastern nations to convey their meaning by allegory, and relate it in the manner of fact. Jesus followed the same method, yet nobody ever supposed the allegory or parable of the rich man and Lazarus, the Prodigal Son, the ten Virgins, etc., were facts.   Why then should the tree of knowledge, which is far more romantic in idea than the parables in the New Testament are, be supposed to be a real tree? The answer to this is, because the Church could not make its new-fangled system, which it called Christianity, hold together without it. To have made Christ to die on account of an allegorical tree would have been too barefaced a fable.
  
Not to understand why the authors of the scriptures HAD TO COMPOSE their sacred writings in the language of allegory, is to dwell in abject ignorance of man's own higher Soul and Spiritual Reality (see http://AnInconvenientTruth.org ).  And unless such enlightened men arise once again to guide the Nation back onto its original path and destiny, the present opportunity to restore America's Greatness will be squandered away.  So, where are the Deists and Spiritually Mature Christians today?   When the Nation needs them?   Will they return to their enlightened roots and reveal the source of the American Exceptionalism?   And restore the Nation to the original vision as the City of Light on the Hill?   Or, will another group arise because modern Deists are more accurately portrayed as Atheists who use Deism to oppose the Church?   Pagans worship Nature -- the Original Deists and Spiritual Christians understood the Natural Laws behind what we see with our physical senses -- and were therefore able to look beyond the images that Nature presents, to perceive the Source of Universal Consciousness within which all of Creation has their Being. 


Thomas Paine Redux


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Revealed Deism

This morning the following was posted across the FaceBook group The World Union Of Deists:
What have I learned since leaving the world of 'born again evangelical fundamentalist' christianity?
1. Dont build a belief based on mere hearsay.
2. Cliams made by Church leaders i.e divine healings, miracles etc. Should be tested on the grounds of Reason, evidence and observation to question to see are such cliams based on reality.
3. Not to be afraid to employ criticial thinking and free equiry to even the bible itself or even the existence of God.
4. Seek not to build ones life based on dogma as this leds to bigotry, sectarianism and intolerance.
5. Seek to devolop in ones self intregity, honestly, openess and respect this potential for character devolopment lies within you and always has.
6. Learn to devolop your own confidence, value your own dignity and worth in connection to fellow human beings.
7. Always seek to be inclusive, open minded to listen to other ideas other than your own so I can be thoughtful and humble to value other insights so I can draw inspiration to devolop as a human being so be tolerant of diversity.
8. Always seek ways to serve and not satisfy ego, be loving and patient with others, be considerate show compassion care and concern. Dont be a 'mere talker' but do something about it. Seek to make the world a better place for this world is our home. So learn to live in reality based on reason, experience and observation.


While some attribute the statement Lead, Follow, Or Get Out Of The Way to Thomas Paine, what is important is it meaning as personified in my below  reply to the above:

Quoting from http://ThomasPaineRedux.com : Thomas Paine was an enlightened visionary who saw and understood what Paul warned the Christian converts with respect to the limitations of their "natural" organic mind and thinking (see What Difference Does It Make @ http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#animal ). And in his positions found in his writings, Thomas Paine understood the nature of the problem that anchored the Christian world to a condition of profound ignorance. In that article entitled Of The Religion Of Deism Compared With The Christian Religion, Paine hit the nail on the head when he writes:
But the Church of Rome having set up its new religion, which it called Christianity, invented the creed which it named the Apostle's Creed... It then manufactured the allegories in the book of Genesis into fact, and the allegorical tree of life and the tree of knowledge into real trees, contrary to the belief of the first Christians, and for which there is not the least authority in any of the books of the New Testament; for in none of them is there any mention made of such place as the Garden of Eden, nor of anything that is said to have happened there. But the Church of Rome could not erect the person called Jesus into a Savior of the world without making the allegories in the book of Genesis into fact, though the New Testament, as before observed, gives no authority for it. All at once the allegorical tree of knowledge became, according to the Church, a real tree, the fruit of it real fruit, and the eating of it sinful. As priestcraft was always the enemy of knowledge, because priest-craft supports itself by keeping people in delusion and ignorance, it was consistent with its policy to make the acquisition of knowledge a real sin...

...Reason is the forbidden tree of priest-craft, and may serve to explain the allegory of the forbidden tree of knowledge, for we may reasonably suppose the allegory had some meaning and application at the time it was invented. It was the practice of the Eastern nations to convey their meaning by allegory, and relate it in the manner of fact. Jesus followed the same method, yet nobody ever supposed the allegory or parable of the rich man and Lazarus, the Prodigal Son, the ten Virgins, etc., were facts. Why then should the tree of knowledge, which is far more romantic in idea than the parables in the New Testament are, be supposed to be a real tree? The answer to this is, because the Church could not make its new-fangled system, which it called Christianity, hold together without it. To have made Christ to die on account of an allegorical tree would have been too barefaced a fable.

Unlike the modern Deist, Thomas Paine understood the allegorical nature of the scriptures -- and what he condemned was those who attempted to read the text literally as if they are historical accounts -- rather than accounts of the Mind of the seeker (see http://AnInconvenientTruth.org ). The Original Deists understood this reality, because their spiritual movement was an outgrowth of the Age of Enlightenment. And as such, they possessed the knowledge, wisdom and insight to lead faith-based Christians onto a higher path of spirituality. Before you can help others to find the Greater Truth, you have to first open the door to Truth within your own mind and being. Revealed Deism often uses the death of Giordanio Bruno as an example of Christian violence and ignorance (see http://ThomasPaineRedux.com#SpiritualReligion -- but unlike the modern Deist, Bruno understood the higher reality of the Soul (quoting): 
 
Throughout man's history the counterfeit religious leaders who acted in collusion with secular authorities perpetually hunted down the adherents of Spiritual Religion -- declaring them to be heretics. In the Middle Ages they held Inquisitions where the faith and belief of the people were tested -- and those who failed the test, were tortured and put to death. One such example is the case of Giordano Bruno who was a Christian priest, openly taught the reincarnation of the soul -- (quoting) "The soul is not the body and it may be in one body or in another, and pass from body to body" (see 30 Quotes On Reincarnation). And his position on the soul is further presented in the words: "The divine perfection of the individual soul is the aim of all progression" (Giordano Bruno quoted in Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery; Cranston/Head, editors). Thus, on the higher reality of the soul Bruno wrote: "Within every man there is a soul-flame, kindled at the sun of thought, which lends us wings whereby we may approach the sun of knowledge." Further stating that: "This principle in man moves and governs the body, is superior to the body, and cannot be constrained by it." It is Spirit, the Real Self, "in which, from which and through which are formed the different bodies, which have to pass through different kinds of existences, names and destinies." Giordano Bruno taught that the Law of Reincarnation is indissolubly connected with its twin doctrine of Karma, or "High Justice" -- stating that "Every act performed brings its appropriate reward or punishment in another life. In proportion as the soul has conducted itself in a body, it determines for itself its transition into another body." In his Spaccio de la Bestia Trionfante, which was published in 1584, Bruno described the condition of a soul who had misused its opportunities on earth, saying that such a soul would be "relegated back to another body, and should not expect to be entrusted with the government and administration of a better dwelling if it had conducted itself badly in the conduct of a previous one." Thus explaining that there are certain individuals whose "soul-flame" has burned more brightly with each succeeding incarnation, leading them by gradual stages to perfection. "These speak and act not as mere instruments of the divine, but rather as self-creative artists and heroes. The former have the divine spirit; the latter are divine spirits." With respect to the existence and reality of the Inner Teacher that exists within the self of every person, Bruno wrote that: "The Divine Light is always in man, presenting itself to the senses and to the comprehension, but man rejects it" (quoted in Life and Teachings of Giordano Bruno : Philosopher, Martyr, Mystic 1548 - 1600 (1913) by Coulson Turnbull). Perhaps it the genuine Deists was to convey to the Christians they condemn the spiritual meaning of the allegorical scriptures they embrace, only then could mankind prevail over the abject ignorance that enslaves him.

When the Roman Emperors who ruled over the Church beginning in the fourth century outlawed and suppressed the teaching on the pre-existant Soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes (see http://ChristianReincarnation.org ) -- creating the revealed Jesus-god of the Church -- the Key to Christianity and understanding the allegorical scriptures (see http://AnInconvenientTruth.org ) was thrown away.  And as Thomas Paine states in the above, because they take as fact what was presented allegorically, they remain spiritually impotent and disenfranchised. 

What was the pre-Nicene portrayal of the scriptures which Thomas Paine makes note of in the above?  On the literal interpretation of the allegorical Genesis the Church Father Origen wrote:  “What man of sense will agree with the statement that the first, second and third days in which the evening is named and the morning, were without sun, moon and stars, and the first day without a heaven. What man is found such an idiot as to suppose that God planted trees in paradise in Eden, like a husbandman, and planted therein the tree of life, perceptible to the eyes and senses, which gave life to the eater thereof; and another tree which gave to the eater thereof a knowledge of good and evil? I believe that every man must hold these things for images, under which the hidden sense lies concealed” (Origen - Huet., Prigeniana, 167 Franck, p. 142).
When the Church Father Origen presented the difference between the spiritual meaning of the Resurrection and the literal allegorical portrayal in the Gospels, he explained that the literal interpretation 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”  (see Origen Contra Celsum).    So why was it preached at all?  Because these allegorical symbols were all that the mind of organic man could comprehend (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature  http://SoulSelf.org#AnimalNature .  And the allegories set forth in the scriptures were necessary catalysts in the process of transforming and maturing the mind of organic man who could not comprehend his own higher Soul-Reality ( http://SoulSelf.org )  But it was also Augustine who understood the absolute necessity of the scriptural allegorical symbols, and wrote that: “He is a slave to a sign who uses or worships a significant thing without knowing what it signifies.   But he who uses or venerates a useful sign divinely instituted whose signifying force he understands does not venerate what he sees and what passes away but rather that to which all such things are to be referred.  Such a man is spiritual and free, even during that time of servitude in which it is not yet opportune to reveal to carnal minds those signs under whose yoke they are to be tamed” (De Doctrina Christiana).   

In coming to terms with what Augustine is stating, it is of ultra importance to understand that Augustine portrayed the carnal interpretations of these allegorical symbols which is the folly of both the Fundamentalist believer, as well as the Fundamentalist unbeliever, as the death of the soul, as seen in the words of Augustine: “What the apostle says pertains to this problem: 'For the letter killeth, but the spirit quickeneth', that is, when that which is said figuratively is taken as though it were literal, it is understood carnally. Nor can anything more appropriately be called the death of the soul than that condition in which the thing which distinguishes us from beasts, which is the understanding, is subjected to the flesh in the pursuit of the letter. He who follows the letter takes figurative expressions as though they were literal and does not refer the things signified to anything else” (De Doctrina Christiana). Perhaps even more important is the fact that since the allegorical language of the scriptures is in fact the same language that when properly understood, all of the physical world is written in, then this warning applies to the scientific and scholastic worlds, as much as it does to the religious world -- i.e., "...Nor can anything more appropriately be called the death of the soul than that condition in which the thing which distinguishes us from beasts, which is the understanding, is subjected to the flesh in the pursuit of the letter." 
Modern Deism can best be portrayed as Revealed-Deism, because the Deists today are no longer the product of the Age of Enlightenment in the manner of Giordanio Bruno -- and therefore they no longer understand that what they see when they look out at Nature is comparable to the fundamentalist literal perception of the scriptures.  And this very limited perception and understanding is explored in great depth, in that article that portrays the reality of man as the prodigal son at http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org .  And when rightly understood, modern science has already proven the Mystics who authored the scriptures correct (see Science Proves Religion http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#ScienceProves  ).  But from the perspective of what can be called Revealed Deism -- i.e., those who see only the physical forms of Nature without perceiving and understanding the underlying unseen Source -- most modern Deists are merely a different variety of Fundamentalist.  And -- as modern science has already confirmed and proven -- those who see only the (physical) images are little more than human beasts that walk in the form of man (see Entering The Kingdom Of Man http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#EnteringTheKingdomOfMan ), because they have in their prevailing blind ignorance "...subjected [their Reasoning] to the flesh in the pursuit of the letter." 

The Fundamentalist-Deist who tells the Fundamentalist-Christian to look only upon the images of physical nature as the source of reality, is as blind as the Fundamentalist-Christian he condemns.  The scriptures are allegorical, because they are a text-book for the necessary levels of development to escape the limitations of this world which Paine correctly portrays above as an allegorical reality in which mankind is immersed, and must escape.   There was an important reason why the authors of the scriptures wrote their sacred writing in an allegorical language of the Soul ( http://AnInconvenientTruth.org ), and not to understand the reasoning behind the use of allegory -- or the fact that myth is not the same as allegory -- or, in this case, what modern physicists portray as the "blemish" within the unseen Ætheric Field that is the true Source of what see is very much  "...the death of the soul than that condition in which the thing which distinguishes us from beasts, which is the understanding, is subjected to the flesh in the pursuit of the letter." .  When Revealed Deism portrays what modern physicists portray as the "blemish" as the whole reality of this world -- totally ignoring the Source of what is projected into the images of what we perceive with our physical senses -- then they are no different than the Fundamentalist Christians they condemn. 







Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Deist/Theist Sabbath - The Laws of Nature and Nature's God

To understand the shadow-sabbath of the Jews -- the counterfeit Sunday worship of the Christians -- you will first have to understand the conflict between the Theists and Deists on what can be termed the Laws of Nature and Nature's God.  And why the reference to the Spiritual Sabbath was removed from the Gospels by the sun-worshiping Church of Constantine.  So, in the below I will demonstrate why the Deists were correct, and why both the Jews and the Christians don't at all understand even the meaning of the Sabbath. 

The Sabbath has an important meaning -- and it signifies Completion.  Quoting from http://Ebionite.com/Easter.htm : 

The scriptures were intentionally composed so as to purposely inhibit readers from reading and believing what is literally written in a linear interpretation.  Herbert W. Armstrong who was of course a literalist, proclaimed: There were no eye-witnesses to the resurrection. Even so-called "apostolic fathers" had no source of information save that record which is today available to us. Tradition, then, must be dismissed (see The Resurrection Was Not On Sunday). Yet, Armstrong was wrong -- i.e, (1) the allegorical account was composed in this manner for an important reason; (2) and any seeker who prevails over their physical organic limitations, learns the truth about the scriptures and their allegorical nature and higher purpose. Therefore, if you want to know the Truth, you will have to either (1) ask one of the authors of the scriptures; (2) enter into Spirit and examine the actual historical record that is not recorded in the allegorical scriptures; (3) or seek instruction directly from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet (see http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org/#TrueProphet ). 

While Armstrong from one perspective has it right, the greater problem is seen in the fact that he did not understand what the scriptures are presenting.  Armstrong writes: A vital text proving that there were two Sabbaths in that week has been obscured by almost every translation into English. Only Ferrar Fenton's version has this point correct. Turn to Matthew 28:1. In the common versions it says, "In the end of the Sabbath," or more correctly, "after the Sabbath." Notice that both of these renderings use the singular -- Sabbath. But in the original Greek the word is in the PLURAL. Fenton renders it correctly by saying, "After the SABBATHS," although the remaining part of the verse he has not translated quite correctly. In a foot-note to this text, he says, "The Greek original is in the plural, 'Sabbaths'."

When the scriptures are properly understood within the context of the Greek term mia ton sabbaton as stated at the subheading Spiritual Sabbath, the correct understanding would be rendered for first day of the week as "one of the Sabbaths". Quoting from the subheading  Spiritual Sabbath ( http://thomaspaineredux.nazirene.org/#SpiritualSabbath ):
As noted in many places in this article, Eden is the embodiment of the Sabbath -- and it is the return to Eden while still alive in the body (see http://GateOfEden.com ), that is the true objective of the scriptures and the teachings of Jesus and TheWay. From a true spiritual perspective, the Jews have never celebrated a Sabbath -- and what they observe, is an allegorical portrayal of the Sabbath that they lack the depth of understanding to comprehend the meaning of. And this reality which is not understood by either the Jews, or the pagan Christians, is also presented in the meaning of the verse that was removed from the Gospel of Luke by the sun-worshipping Christians -- i.e., "On the same day, He (Jesus) beholding a man laboring on the Sabbath, said to him: Man if thou knowest what thou doest, blessed art thou; if however thou dost not know, cursed art thou and a transgressor of the law" (seehttp://BibleCorruption.com ). If the Passover is correctly embraced from a spiritual perspective -- in contradistinction to the allegorical Passover of the Jews -- then the disciple has overcome, and achieved the next level of birth -- and to him, there is nothing but Sabbaths.  After the Celebration of the True Sabbath which can only be accomplished in the fulfillment of the Laws within one's self, there is no more counting of days, weeks, months and years -- i.e., "But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage? You observe days and months and seasons and years. I am afraid for you, lest I have labored for you in vain" (Gal 4:9-11 NKJ). The Pharisees, who were condemned because of their carnal and ritualistic interpretation of the scriptures, celebrate an allegorical Sabbath that is of the flesh -- i.e., what Paul portrays as a "shadow" of the True Sabbath that is Spiritual.  The Disciples of Jesus are to strive to bring about the True Spiritual Sabbath of Completion -- and after you achieve this Spiritual Sabbath, there is no more days of the week -- but only the abiding eternal rest. And this is why the Sabbath is portrayed as following the Passover in the Gospels, and the next day is portrayed as "one of the Sabbaths". Among other things, what this means is that there is absolutely no basis for observing the day of the sun-god -- i.e., Sunday -- except, of course, if you worship the sun-god in the manner of the pagan Church of Rome. And the fact that you can't count the days where the Son of Man was in the tomb three days -- and make it the day of the sun-god -- simply because you read the scriptures in the same manner as the Pharisees -- totally alienates the believers of the Church from even the very objects and spiritual essence of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay. 

 
In order to celebrate and observe the Spiritual Sabbath, one must achieve the Final Stage of Birth which would constitute a return to Eden from the perspective of the fulfillment of the Laws and the reality of the Omega of Creation within one's self -- in the manner that the historical man Yeshua did.   Now, without resorting to a crystal ball, I can foresee you presenting countless biblical verses proclaiming the Sabbath -- but they are all part of the shadow-sabbath.
Herbert Armstrong did not at all understand WHY the scriptures are an allegorical account -- simply because the article An Inconvenient Truth ( http://AnInconvenientTruth.org ) had not yet been written which explains the higher purpose and objective of the scriptures.  Mr. Armstrong had never known or spoken to the original authors.  He did not believe in the Inner Kingdom -- or the reality that when the scriptures are used as the Key of Knowledge  ( http://KeyOfKnowledge.org ) and is turned within one's own mind and being, that mankind as the lost prodigal son possesses the innate ability to enter and return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination while still physically alive in the body-vessel (see http://GateOfEden.com ).  Like the vast majority of Christians, Armstrong was robbed of the a more spiritual understanding of the scriptures by virtue of the corruption of the scriptures by the scribes of the Orthodox Church (see http://BibleCorruption.com ), and the later directives of a series of Roman Emperors (see http://reincarnation.nazirene.org/#emperors ) -- to the degree, that even those Words which were alleged to be spoken directly from God to mankind, were corrupted and changed in order to promote the Jesus-god of Pagan Rome.  

What this means is that the whole bases of Sunday worship by the Christians is based upon a mis-translation and ignorance of the meaning of the Gospels.   But, Constantine was a sun-worshiper -- and the Sunday celebration was literally forced upon HIS Church.   From a Jewish perspective, they fail to understand that what they are celebrating is an allegorical Sabbath that they don't understand.  

While observing the (allegorical) Sabbath is good, I agree with the teaching that was removed from the Gospels: "On the same day, He (Jesus) beholding a man laboring on the Sabbath, said to him: Man if thou knowest what thou doest, blessed art thou; if however thou dost not know, cursed art thou and a transgressor of the law"   

To better understand the Spiritual Sabbath in relation to what the Deists portrayed as the Laws of Nature and Nature's God, let me further quote from The Two Creation Accounts at http://thomaspaineredux.nazirene.org/#angels :

Because the Deists understood both the Laws and the purpose of what was being conveyed in the two allegorical Creation accounts in Genesis, they understood that in the same way that the Father did not come rushing to the aid of his prodigal son when his son was in great need and being exploited by what Jesus portrayed as the Citizen of the Far Country, neither does Creator-God tweak the Laws that were put into effect prior to God Resting on the Spiritual Sabbath.   Faith-based believers not only fail to understand the reason there is two Creation accounts in Genesis, but neither do they understand the true spiritual reality of the Sabbath.   Creator-God's work was completed in what is allegorically portrayed as the Sabbath -- and being Complete, there was no more work to be accomplished.   Therefore, not only does the Genesis account portray Creator-God's work as being Completed on the Sabbath, but what is presented as God in the second Creation account, portrays God in a different name.   God's Presence therefore, in all that follows the initial Creation account, is in fact the movement of God's Laws and the Natural Forces of Creation that was put into effect -- and this is confirmed in the disciples statement that allegorically, the Jews were a people who had "...received the law by the direction of angels and have not kept it"(Acts 7:53 NKJV).  But what does this mean?  Allegorically, the angels are representative of the personification of the Laws -- so it wasn't that a supernatural being handed the Law over to Moses -- but rather, that in the development of mind signified in the allegory of the text, the elevated consciousness enabled the mind to see, perceive and understand the higher reality of the Laws that organic man is blind to.   That, as Paul states, they "...have not kept it", is because they have failed to bring about the Completion of the Sabbath.   In further making reference to the Law, Paul writes: "For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment" (Heb 2:2 NIV).   
When the Laws that were put into effect are understood, perhaps the best way to portray these Laws that the Deists portrayed as the Laws of Nature and Nature's God, is as a Spiritual Bio-Feedback machine that dynamically evolves each soul to perfection by intimately responding to our every action, reaction and failure to act -- and responds appropriately when the time is opportune for our greatest learning and advancement.   That these Laws were put into action in the Alpha of Creation -- and are the Perfect Works of Creator-God that is Dynamically Designed to movement of man -- is a reality of the Laws that the core Deists attempted unsuccessfully to convey to the theists and organized religion.  
Finally, it is ultra important to understand the primary difference between the Theist and Deist perceptions of God and the two allegorical Creation Accounts in Genesis. Quoting from The Theist/Deist Creation Accounts athttp://thomaspaineredux.nazirene.org/#DeistProdigalSon

The theist asserted that it was necessary for Creator-God to perpetually intervene in the day to day affairs of this world, while the Deist position was that Creator-God brought forth and initiated a series of Laws which He "...endowed the world at creation with self-sustaining and self-acting powers and then abandoned it to the operation of these powers acting as second causes."    The Deist theology has often been portrayed as the Clock Maker Universe Theory -- i.e., (Quoting): "The clockwork universe theory compares the universe to a mechanical clock wound up by a supreme being, or initiated by the Big Bang. It continues ticking along, as a perfect machine, with its gears governed by the laws of physics, making every single aspect of the machine completely predictable. Before the emergence of quantum mechanics, many scientists believed that the Universe was completely deterministic in this way.   ...This conception of the universe consisted of a huge, regulated and uniform machine that operated according to natural laws in absolute time, space, and motion. God was the master-builder, who created the perfect machine and let it run. God was the Prime Mover, who brought into being the world in its lawfulness, regularity, and beauty. This view of God as the creator, who stood aside from his work and didn’t get involved directly with humanity, was called Deism (which predates Newton) and was accepted by many who supported the 'new philosophy'."  
If the Deist perception of God can be portrayed in the Clockmaker theology that once the clock is built and wound, it will thereafter function exactly as designed, the theist perspective of God is that of a tinkerer who has pieced together a jalopy that is in need of constant intervention in order to make the thing work.    The problem is that in the correct vision of Creation, both paradoxical opposite positions each possess degrees of truth -- and this truth can only be understood by a person of an evolved depth of vision and comprehension.   In the parable of the prodigal son, the Father does not come rushing into what is portrayed as the Far Country every time his lost son is in need or suffering a fate that he has brought upon himself.   And yet, when the parable is understood, it can be seen where both perceptions (the theist and Deist) are equally true -- i.e., it is stated that the son had a change of mind: “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!  I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’  So he got up and went to his father."    So it can be said that so long as the son remained attached to the thinking and lifestyle of this world, no intervention took place on the part of the Father.   Yet, we do have this intervention at a certain point: “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him."   And since the parables are representative of the universal plight of mankind, this intervention was personal, and in accord with the individuals spiritual condition.   
On what is portrayed as the Sabbath in the first Creation account, the Laws were brought fourth that would drive Creation from the Alpha of undeveloped ignorance, to the Omega of Enlightened Light.  And it is these Laws of Nature and Nature's God that man is interacting with (see The Living Bio-Feedback Organism at http://outerdarkness.nazirene.org/#LivingBioFeedback .  While the prodigal son can interact with the Logos of Creator-God directly, this can only be accomplished by those who begin the journey Home by travailing in TheWay.  Which means that in the traditional conflict between the Theists and Deists, the Deists are more correct than the Theists.