Monday, April 2, 2018

Jesus The Deist

Jesus The Deist

A Deist is a believer who understands the Natural Laws of Creation -- and in their wisdom, they understand that all of mankind has the innate ability to prevail over the Laws that separates them from God -- and those who overcome the Laws, can be taught directly by the Indwelling Logos (aka Son of God).  In the words of Deist and Priest Giordano Bruno: "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."  What Bruno portrays as the soul-flame, is the Inner Source of Knowledge that those who understand the Laws of Creation are able to tap into and be taught the Divine Knowledge of all realities.  The vast majority of modern quasi-deists not only reject the Original Spiritual Essence of Deism as presented by Giordano Bruno, but they disown the wisdom of the Enlightened Deists of the past who conveyed to seekers how to release themselves from the shackles of Revealed Religion and faux-science that is based upon the fallacious theories and opinions of fossilized science.

Deists reject what they portray as Revealed Religion -- which promotes the teaching that God only speaks through a select number of people such as Moses or Jesus.  Yet, the Gospel account of Jesus rejects Revealed Religion, as seen in the words at John 7:14-16: "About halfway through the feast, Jesus went up to the temple courts and began to teach. The Jews were amazed and asked, “How did this man attain such learning without having studied? My teaching is not My own, Jesus replied. “It comes from Him who sent Me.  If anyone desires to do His will, he will know whether My teaching is from God or whether I speak on My own."   What Jesus is stating is that the precepts that he was teaching, was not his own, and it was conveyed to him directly by God.  He then states that if anyone does the will of God -- and in doing the will of God, they will therefore prevail over the Natural Laws -- that they too will know the Truth that will be revealed to them directly by God.  And when the Original Gospel Teachings are understood, they were composed for the purpose of enabling the believer to learn directly from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God (see http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com ). 

The teachings of the Apostle Peter are quoted in the writings of his disciple in the Homilies of Clement.  And in these writings the Apostle Peter states that if anyone did what they (innately) know they should do, there would be no reason for either Moses of Jesus as stated in the words:  "For there would have been no need of Moses, or of the coming of Jesus, if of themselves they would have understood what is reasonable. Neither is there salvation in believing in teachers and calling them lords”.    Thus, confirming the Deist position that if you understand the Natural Laws, and prevail over them, then you don't need a teacher or revealer of truth.   Contrary to the doctrines of the Church, Peter states that you don't need such people as either Moses of Jesus.  Why?  Because you possess the innate ability to tap into the Inner Source of Knowledge that Giordano Bruno portrays as the "soul-flame" within you.   And this is confirmed by the Apostle Peter where he stated of what the original followers and disciples of Jesus portrayed as the True Prophet which is: "...within the mind of every one of us".  And further explains that "...those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness".   Which means that unless you embrace the mindset and lifestyle that enables you to seek and find this Inner Source of Knowledge that Bruno Bruno and Peter states is within our own mind and being, "He is inoperative".  Which is why Atheists, quasi-deists and those shackled by the tenets of Revealed Religion, remain totally ignorant of this Inner Source of Knowledge.   And Peter then explains that this Inner Teacher which Bruno portrays as the "soul-flame", can only work "...in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge."  Further explaing that: "...Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other".  

Enlightened Deists understand that the tenets of Revealed Religion and faux-scientific theories and opinions, rob people of the ability to tap into this Inner Source of Light and Knowledge.  And Peter confirms that unless you seek the True Prophet, he remains "...inoperative" -- and the primary purpose of the Original Gospel teachings was to convey to the believer how they can prevail over the Natural Laws, and learn directly from the Inner Source of Light and Knowledge -- i.e., "...He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge."  And this is why Jesus told his disciples not to be called teacher or rabbi: "But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have One Teacher, and you are all brethren" (Matt 23:8 RSV).   Why?  Because the original objective of the Gospel was to enable the believer to overcome the Natural Laws, and tap into the One Teacher within their own minds, which was portrayed as the True Prophet.  And when rightly understood, this is Pure Deism and a total rejection of the man-made doctrines of the Church as confirmed by Giordano Bruno in reference to this Inner Source of Light and Knowledge: "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".   And in the same way that the Apostle Peter warned that the Inner Teacher and Revealer of Knowledge is "...inoperative" in the minds of those who don't seek it, Bruno confirmed this fact when he stated that "The Divine Light is always in man, presenting itself to the senses and to the comprehension, but man rejects it" (see Spiritual Religion http://ThomasPaineRedux.com#SpiritualReligion ).   
       
A true Deist is one who understands the Natural Laws, and can free believers from the tenets of Revealed Religion by conveying to them what they must do to tap into this Inner "soul-flame"  of Knowledge that will reveal to the seeker the higher reality of all the Mysteries of Creation.   And anyone who portrays themselves as a Deist, and cannot convey to others how to prevail over the Natural Laws that inhibits them from tapping into the Inner Source of Light and Knowledge, is preaching what can only be portrayed as Revealed Deism.   And this is confirmed in the words of Thomas Paine as quoted in The Age Of Reason where he wrote: “It is a contradiction in terms and ideas, to call anything a revelation that comes to us at second-hand, either verbally or in writing. Revelation is necessarily limited to the first communication; after this, it is only an account of something which that person says was a revelation made to him; and though he may find himself obliged to believe it, it cannot be incumbent on me to believe it in the same manner; for it was not a revelation made to me, and I have only his word for it that it was made to him.”   That a true spiritual Deist who has bridged the divide between themselves and the Inner Source of Light and Knowledge has been enlightened by a "...first [hand] communication" is a True Deist that rejects both Revealed Religion and the atheistic tenets of Revealed Deism.  In fact, the original Enlightened Deists understood the Natural Laws and what is often portrayed as the Clock-Maker Universe (see Clockmaker Vs Jalopy Universe http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#ClockMaker ), by using their knowledge of what is personified as the Laws of Nature and Nature's God to tap into and receive Direct Revelation from the Inner Soul-Flame or True Prophet that exists at the core of our Mind and Being.  

That the original Enlightened Deists understood that the Original Gospel was the more pure of all (Deist) teachings, was confirmed in a letter from Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Rush where 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"  Why did Jefferson ascibe to the core Gospel teachings?   Because he used them to begin to tap into what Bruno portrayed as the "soul-flame" within him.   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.       

Why did the Enlightened Deists embrace the original Gospel teachings as Pure Deism?  Because once the original Deists were themselves freed from the constraints of man-made doctrines, they learned directly from the Inner Source of Knowledge of Light.  Many of them such as Thomas Paine and Jefferson learned that their Soul has in fact lived as the original disciples of the man Jesus -- which reality was confirmed by Giordano Bruno when he explained: "The soul is not the body and it may be in one body or in another, and pass from body to body".  Which confirmed the witness of the Church Father Origen that “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis).   And what this means is that by tapping into this inner source of Soul-Knowledge, the original Enlightened Deists were able to circumvent the corruptions of the Church, and learn about the Original Pure Gospel Teachings as presented at http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com .  And if the question was posed as to why Paine and Jefferson did not openly state this source of knowledge as did Giordano Bruno?  If they had, they would have undermined the task their souls entered into this life to accomplish with respect to creating a government based upon the Unalienable God-Given Rights of Man.   In the words of St. Jerome (340-420): “The doctrine of transmigration (reincarnation) has been secretly taught from ancient times to small numbers of people, as a traditional truth which was not to be divulged” (Hyeronym., Epistola ad Demetriadem; Quoted in Reincarnation an east-west anthology by Joseph Head and S.L. Cranston).   With respect to whether the original followers of Jesus understood the higher reality of the Soul that evolves to Wholeness over the course of many lives, this ultra-important teaching that was suppressed and outlawed by the Church, is proven at Soul-Evolution - Reincarnation And Soul-Development http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com#SoulEvolution . That the whole purpose of the lives that mankind is living in this realm is to bring about the evolution and perfection of the Soul is confirmed in the words of Giordano Bruno when he stated: "The divine perfection of the individual soul is the aim of all progression".  And while this "divine perfection of the individual soul" is impossible to attain in any one life, it can be achieved over the course of many lifetimes.  Both Thomas Paine and Jefferson knew this to be true, and they vehemently opposed Revealed Religion and priest-craft which shackled believers to abject ignorance.   And this fulfilling the (Natural) Law is in fact how the Soul who lived as the historical man Jesus achieved becoming At-One with the Mind of God (see The Ebionites http://TheCall.Nazirene.org#Ebionite ).  And this fact is attested to by the original followers of Jesus who attested to the fact that Jesus was a man -- just like all other men -- who fulfilled the (Natural) Law within himself to bring about the "divine perfection" made reference to by Giordano Bruno.   But, the truth that must be confronted by all Enlightened Deists is seen in the fact that the immature mind of man cannot grasp his own higher Soul-Reality, and immediately rejects the body of Higher Knowledge -- which in the case of Giordano Bruno, caused him to be burnt at the stake for telling the people the Truth that he learned from the Inner Source of Light and Knowledge.  In the case of Thomas Paine and Jefferson, their Soul's entered that life in order to usher in a Constitutional form of government that would enable future enlightened Deists to convey to others what they must do to bypass all the religious and secular authorities of this world, and tap into the Source of Truth within them. 

Those who possess a functional knowledge of the Natural Laws, are able to prevail over the Laws that limit the perceptive-consciousness of mankind.  A genuine Deist therefore, conveys to other seekers what they must do to tap into this All-Knowing Source of Light and Knowledge within them -- thereby freeing the seekers from the shackles of Revealed Religion and faux-scientific theories that remain ignorant of man's higher Soul-Reality.  And while modern physics has only now begun to enter a more enlightened state that totally rejects the fossilized science that is still taught in much of academia today (see The True Facts And Realities Of Life http://KnowThySelf.Nazirene.org#TrueFactAndRealitiesOfLife ), the vast number of modern quasi-deists are themselves promoting this fossilized faux-science under the banner of Reason.  Even today, most quasi-Deists have no understanding of the Natural Laws or how to overcome the human limitations the Natural Laws impose upon the minds of organic man who has made no effort to seek beyond the superficial opinions of partisan dogmatic men.  Quoting from The Plight Of The Snow-Flake Deist @ http://americancrisiscommonsense.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-plight-of-snowflake-deist.html :


On the Pandeism page of the Wikipedia it states of Giordano Bruno: "Italian theologian Giordano Bruno was charged with heresy and burned at the stake for propounding what has been deemed by some commentators to be a pandeistic ideology."  What made Giordano Bruno an Enlightened Deist?  His intimate knowledge of the Natural Laws that are personified in the words, the Laws of Nature and Nature's God.   Bruno understood what modern physicists are only now confirming with respect to the shadow-images of Plato's Cave and the necessity of developing the Intuitive spheres of mind to develop the ability of Anamnesis -- i.e., The Innate Knowledge Of The Truth Of All Truths: http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#Innate -- when he stated that "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."   Openly acknowledging that the vast majority of mankind totally ignores this inner Source of Superior Knowledge when he stated: "The Divine Light is always in man, presenting itself to the senses and to the comprehension, but man rejects it"  And it is easily demonstrated that the Church corrupted the Gospels in order to suppress the teachings on how the Inner Light of Knowledge must be the seekers ONLY TEACHER (see The True Prophet http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TrueProphet ).  What the Deist portrays as this Source of Inner Knowledge, is always suppressed by Revealed Religion and priest-craft, because those who develop the ability to tap into and learn from the Inner Light, do not need a faux-teacher of this world -- wherefore, they have no use of traditional religion.



Saturday, March 24, 2018

The Deists And American Exceptionalism

Quoting from The Deists And American Exceptionalism http://ThomasPaineRedux.com#AmericanExceptionalism
It is virtually impossible to comprehend the reality of the American Experience, without a knowledge and appreciation of what is portrayed by the Enlightened Deists in the words: The Laws Of Nature And Nature's God. Our Constitutional Framers not only possessed a working knowledge of these Natural Laws of Nature and the Heavens, but they understood how to manipulate and invoke them. Allegorically, Satan is not a being -- but rather, Satan is the personification of what can be portrayed as the gravity of mind that shackles mankind to an earth-bound mindset -- rendering him incapable of comprehending man's higher soul and spiritually reality. And it was the knowledge of the Natural Laws that in part, enabled the men of wisdom who emerged out of the Age of Enlightenment and the Enlightened Deists to overcome the Laws that inhibited their mental development and spiritual advancement.
When our astronauts flew to the moon, while it is true that rocket propulsion was used to escape the earths gravity and limiting factor of its organic atmosphere, the astronauts then utilized the Natural Laws to escape the pull of the earth, and permit the spacecraft to be pulled to its destination. When flight engineers make reference to a window when operations in space can be achieved, what they are making reference to is the proper alignment of the planets that enable space flight to be achieved. Scientifically, this would be portrayed as slingshot paths that are called Gravity Assist Trajectories. They use the gravity and motion of planets to pull a spacecraft into a new path. Quoting the article on Navigation in space: "Gravity is a very important force. Every object in space exerts a gravitational pull on every other, and so gravity influences the paths taken by everything traveling through space. It is the glue that holds together entire galaxies. It keeps planets in orbit. It makes it possible to use human-made satellites and to go to and return from the Moon. It makes planets habitable by trapping gasses and liquids in an atmosphere. It can also cause life-destroying asteroids to crash into planets. ...Consider Voyager 2 ... the spacecraft's arrival was carefully timed so that it would pass behind Jupiter in its orbit around the Sun. As the spacecraft came into Jupiter's gravitational influence, it fell toward Jupiter, increasing its speed toward maximum at closest approach to Jupiter. Since all masses in the universe attract each other, Jupiter sped up the spacecraft substantially, and the spacecraft slowed down Jupiter in its orbit by a tiny amount, since the spacecraft approached from behind. At this point, Voyager 2 had been sped up enough by Jupiter's gravity to get a speed greater than Jupiter's escape velocity. As it left, it slowed down again, but it never slowed all the way to the speed it was before getting to Jupiter. It left the area near Jupiter faster and in a different trajectory. This technique was repeated at Saturn and Uranus. Gravity assists can be also used to decelerate a spacecraft, by flying in front of a body in its orbit. When the Galileo spacecraft arrived at Jupiter, passing close in front of Io in its orbit, Galileo experienced deceleration, helping it go into orbit around Jupiter. "
So, our scientists in understanding the Natural Laws, timed their sequences where they initiated rocket burns to take advantage of the natural movement of the planets, where they could then manipulate these Natural Forces to bring about the results which they envisioned. When our Constitutional Framers sited The Laws of Nature And Nature's God, what they were referencing was man's ability to time and take advantage of the Laws and Forces of body, mind and spirit, to bring about and invoke a higher state of consciousness, which permitted them to possess the vision and knowledge necessary to apply this knowledge of the Laws to the birth and development of the United States -- which harnessed and invoked the Laws to manifest an environment where what we portray as American Exceptionalism could be fostered and brought about in the lives of the American People and the world. The problem is that the Atheist who envisions a Utopia on earth, as well as the faith-based religious believer who envisions the Kingdom coming upon the earth, both reject the very knowledge of the Natural Laws which are necessary to institute and bring about the Destiny they envision. And if I make any reference to the Deists who did possess to varying degrees an understanding of the Natural Laws, both the Atheist and the Theist envision a misguided group of intellectuals who have invented some alternative theology which they portray as a reason-based quasi-religious cult. And if I say that the body of esoteric knowledge of the Laws and Natural Forces is necessary to begin to acquire Higher Spiritual Knowledge, both the Atheist and the Theist portray this whole concept as heresy. Yet, if both the Atheist and the Theist are to bring about the utopian kingdom/destiny which they envision, it will be necessary to possess this higher esoteric knowledge of the Natural Laws to bring about the very objectives they hope and pray to come upon the earth. In the same way that you can't escape the earth's gravitational pull and navigate a spacecraft to the moon without the essential knowledge of the Natural Laws, man's utopian quest will remain elusively beyond his reach, until he acquires the knowledge of the Higher Laws of Nature and Nature's God.
What, then, is the solution to the dilemma? From the perspective of the Atheist and the Theist who are so locked into their ideological world-view that they are both equally enslaved by their own variety of dogmatic shackles, the only possible solution is for someone who they deem a heretic to arise and convey to both, what they both desire, but don't want to hear the details about how to achieve the very objective visions they hope and pray to bring about. Both the Atheist and the Theist are in denial with respect to the idea that not only does the Natural Laws control all events in this world -- but that ordinary men can possess a working knowledge of these Natural Laws and Forces of the Earth and Heavens. So, by virtue of their dogmatic denial, they both have been responsible for driving governments, religions and cultures throughout man's long residence upon the earth, into a perpetual state of ruin -- a state of ruin that has been recorded in the annuls of history in the countless images of the suffering, death and destruction of the people they ruled over. Yet, it can be proven that the historical man Jesus not only possessed an enlightened knowledge of the Natural Laws -- but the original Gospel message proclaimed that he arose to a state of intellectual and spiritual Supremacy by fulfilling these Laws within his own body, mind and being (see http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com ). And that because of the natural limits of man's organic physical consciousness, this body of esoteric knowledge could only be revealed to his closest disciples. Why? Because both the political and religious leaders of that time were incapable of comprehending this Sacred Body of Knowledge. In much the same way, our Constitutional Framers who possessed this knowledge of the Natural Laws to various degrees, formed a government that would not only bring true change to the governments of the earth, but would invoke the Natural Laws in such a way, that what is portrayed as American Exceptionalism was brought about on the world's stage. And in the same way that the Church threw away and suppressed the esoteric knowledge of the Laws and Natural Forces that had the potential to transform man into the fulfillment of his ultimate Destiny, so too has the American People permitted both church and state to throw away the knowledge of The Laws of Nature and Nature's God, and is presently in the process of undermining the very foundation of American Success and Achievement.
In virtually all the instances that the prayers of man has been answered, and the Hand of God has Moved and Interceded in the plight of mankind -- with God throwing man a life-preserver that will assist him to escape the quagmire of ignorance which man has immersed himself in by virtue of the very expression of his freewill misused to enslave himself in lifetimes of self-imposed suffering -- this Gift is always thrown away and rejected to the point of being portrayed as heresy. The original Gospel portrayal of Jesus as a man who fulfilled and perfected the Royal Law within himself to prevail and overcome, was deemed heresy and rewritten by the Church (see The Ten Words). That those who possessed this esoteric body of Knowledge was a threat to the worldly authority and power over the people of both the secular and sectarian rulers, meant that this body of sacred knowledge had to be preserved and protected from destruction -- so it was hidden and concealed within the allegorical body of the scriptures that carnal men used, in order to make it available to men of greater wisdom in the future. Thus, the various scriptures were then composed in what can be called the Language of the Soul -- utilizing the same allegorical symbolism that all of Nature is composed and written in -- which necessitated what Jesus portrayed was the proper use of the Key of Knowledge applied to the allegorical text of the scriptures -- to see beneath the cloak of the allegorical text -- revealing the knowledge of the Laws and Forces of Mind and Being that lay concealed from the vision and perception of the profane who were used as a type of mule to transport and safeguard the body of esoteric knowledge which they were incapable of understanding (see Key of Knowledge).

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Plight Of The SnowFlake Deist

The Plight of the snowflake quasi-Deist.  What is a snowflake Deist?  A person who enlists under the banner of Deism, but because of their lack of functional understanding of what has been personified as the Laws of Nature and Nature's God and the reality of the Deist Clock-Maker Universe, snowflake Deists melt when confronted with the actual workings of the Natural Laws -- thereby causing what is personified in the Clock-Maker Universe to remain beyond their immature understanding.   The blind faith of the quasi-Deist and Revealed Deism is the basis of their rejection of organized religion, and yet they cannot at all explain the workings of the Clock-Maker Universe which is the basis of the the Deist rejection of Revealed Religion.  When rightly and intelligently understood, the Natural Laws create the motivating forces of what can be portrayed as the Causal Factors of all events and realities of this life.  Therefore, the Enlightened Deist understands that God does not directly intervene in the day to day affairs of this world, because the Laws that God put into effect in the Alpha of Creation, continue to work and function in the exact manner that God intended (see The Clockmaker Vs Jalopy Universe http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#ClockMaker ). 

When we turn the ignition key of an automobile, we release the key because once the engine is operating, the starter is no longer needed unless the engine is turned off.  In the Alpha of Creation, God started and implemented the Laws of Nature, and these same Natural Laws were designed to  evolve all that exists to the Omega of Creation in order to fulfill God's Purpose of Creation.   And because the quasi-Deist who possesses no functional understanding of the workings of the Natural Laws remains unable to understand the Causal Factors of Life, the whole framework of their thinking remains hopelessly immature and undeveloped.    How important is it to understand the Causal Factors of Life?  Quoting from Ignorance Of The Causal Factors at http://AnInconvenientTruth.org/#IgnoranceOfTheCausalFactors :

The vast majority of mankind dwell in a state of self-imposed abject ignorance, because they possess no understanding of the Natural Laws -- how the Natural Laws effect every aspect of the life they are living -- and because they can't intellectually conceive of the Causal Factors of life, their countless questions remain unanswered.  Because the most crucial questions pertaining to life remain unanswered, the great void in man's understanding causes his intellect to remain hopelessly immature and undeveloped.  What is being personified in the foregoing words, is an elementary understanding of the Natural Laws that provide a crucial comprehension of the Causal Factors of the life that you are living.   Which means that without understanding the Natural Laws, science, religion, academia and philosophy all remain shackled to abject ignorance -- unable to answer crucial questions that are necessary to comprehend man's own true higher reality.  All the confusion in life -- all the great voids in the quest of science -- all the conflicting Bible interpretations -- all the opposing sects, schools of philosophical thought, and the countless conflicting opinions among mankind -- are all caused by this self-imposed arrested mental developmental condition that causes man to dwell in a state of Mental-Suppression.   Unless you understand the Causal-Factors of life -- and especially the life you are presently living -- including the Causal-Factors of the events you have been experiencing and sometimes confronting in life -- then your whole perception of life will be either defective, or hopelessly immature -- and it will remain virtually impossible for your mind to evolve and mature beyond its present level of comprehension.   Science has already proven the wisdom of the analogy of Plato's Cave and the parallel Gospel portrayal of the Outer Darkness of mind and being (see The True Facts And Realities Of Life http://KnowThySelf.Nazirene.org#TrueFactAndRealitiesOfLife ) -- and because they close their minds to the Causal Factors of the Natural Laws, they choose the path of blind-ignorance.  While modern science has proven that this physical realm of appearances is a projection of a Higher Unseen Causal-Reality that they know virtually nothing about, their fossilized Linear-based foundation inhibits them from perceiving and understanding the crucial Causal-Factors that would provide an answer to their most crucial of questions.  In an article Things That Science Can't Explain by Dr. Claude Swanson, he writes: "There are many things modern science cannot explain, and yet they occur anyway. This includes phenomena in the "hard sciences" as well as in the paranormal. These effects are now being proven in the laboratory, even though they defy present scientific theory. These unfolding mysteries point the way to a new, deeper science, a science which no longer denies spirit and consciousness, but acknowledges and embraces them.  In the past three decades scientific evidence has accumulated showing that the present scientific paradigm is broken."  The problem is that the emerging body of science demonstrates that the vision of the mystic in the analogy of Plato's Cave is valid -- and what man sees with his physical senses is not the Source -- which Source exists in the unseen Forces and Realities that are beyond man's organic vision.   If they can't see it, then from their perspective, it does not exist.   The reality portrayed by modern physicists that what organic man sees with his physical eyes is a shadow-image of a higher unseen reality, simply boggles their mind.   Because they have been proven wrong, they remain in denial of the fact that because what is portrayed as the Source is not within the spectrum of frequency that man can perceive with his physical eyes, then it does not exist.  In like manner, Christianity knowing continues to use corrupted biblical texts with the most important teachings suppressed and removed, because they have permitted themselves to remain totally alienated from the Original Gospel Teachings (see http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com ).   Without understanding the Causal-Factor of all  the events of life, it is impossible for the mind to evolve beyond a certain level of comprehension.

On the Pandeism page of the Wikipedia it states of Giordano Bruno: "Italian theologian Giordano Bruno was charged with heresy and burned at the stake for propounding what has been deemed by some commentators to be a pandeistic ideology."  What made Giordano Bruno an Enlightened Deist?  His intimate knowledge of the Natural Laws that are personified in the words, the Laws of Nature and Nature's God.   Bruno understood what modern physicists are only now confirming with respect to the shadow-images of Plato's Cave and the necessity of developing the Intuitive spheres of mind to develop the ability of Anamnesis -- i.e., The Innate Knowledge Of The Truth Of All Truths: http://AnInconvenientTruth.org#Innate -- when he stated that "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."   Openly acknowledging that the vast majority of mankind totally ignores this inner Source of Superior Knowledge when he stated: "The Divine Light is always in man, presenting itself to the senses and to the comprehension, but man rejects it"  And it is easily demonstrated that the Church corrupted the Gospels in order to suppress the teachings on how the Inner Light of Knowledge must be the seekers ONLY TEACHER (see The True Prophet http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TrueProphet ).  What the Deist portrays as this Source of Inner Knowledge, is always suppressed by Revealed Religion and priest-craft, because those who develop the ability to tap into and learn from the Inner Light, do not need a faux-teacher of this world -- wherefore, they have no use of traditional religion.  

In order to understand the Natural Laws and the Causal Factors of Life, it is absolutely necessary to understand what Giordano Bruno stated with respect to the Soul of mankind in the statement of fact: "The soul is not the body and it may be in one body or in another, and pass from body to body".  And in order to understand the Clock-Maker Universe, the person must understand the words of Bruno when he stated that "The divine perfection of the individual soul is the aim of all progression".   And that this individual soul-progression is accomplished by the Natural Laws as personified in the words of Bruno when he stated that "Every act performed [by man] 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."   Which affirms the statement of the Church Father Origen when he stated that “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis).  Which means that the Causal Factors of the conditions we entered into this life, as well as all that we experience in life, has all been orchestrated by our own Soul's actions in the previous lives our Soul has lived. 


In the same way that snowflake quasi-Deists melt when confronted with the workings of the Laws of Nature and Nature's God, both Thomas Paine and Jefferson could not convey how these Laws function in the life and development of man, because of the ignorance of the snowflake Christians whose thinking was totally controlled by priest-craft and Revealed Religion.   So, while Paine and Jefferson openly wrote on the Rights of Man and Unalienable God-Given Rights, they remained unable to convey to many others how they knew the workings of the Clock-Maker Universe, because they would have then been turned upon in the same way that Giordano Bruno was burnt at the stake for teaching the above principles and facts.  And while the Deists should be the most Enlightened Spiritual Group in the world today -- merging science and spirituality together into a Higher Expression of Reason and Knowing -- the snowflake rejection by quasi-Deists of the higher understanding of the Natural Laws has castrated the movement -- rendering it little more than Revealed-Deism.  What Giordano Bruno states in the above, is the key that opens the inner door to higher understanding -- without which, their understanding will remain hopelessly flat-lined.  Without understanding the Causal Factors of Life -- rendering the Laws and Forces of Nature to the level of chance, luck and good/bad fortune -- thereby rendering many of the most acclaimed theories and hypostases little more than the equivalent of myth and superstition. 



Friday, December 15, 2017

Can Deism Be Restored?

I recently was thrown off the Deism FaceBook group when I attempted to explain that my knowledge of the Original Gospel Teachings (see http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com ) was based directly upon the past-life experience of my Soul who lived in that first-century time-frame (see http://BrotherOfYeshua.com ).   And for even making such a statement that is in opposition to the typical Atheist mindset of those who have infiltrated and taken over the modern Deist movement, I was immediately thrown out of the group (see https://www.facebook.com/groups/2210647219/about/ ).  So, let me also confess that the writings of Thomas Paine, such as the book, The Rights of Man, was also based upon his knowledge drawn from his Soul's previous lives.  As also was the wisdom of Thomas Jefferson and the body of Enlightened Deists who understood the Natural Laws which are the Foundation of what has been termed the Clock-Maker Universe (see Clockmaker Vs Jalopy Universe http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#ClockMaker ).  In fact, few modern Deists can explain the Natural Laws as expressed in the Clock-Maker universe, because they totally lack any understanding of the Journey of the Soul.  And because modern Deism has been overrun with Atheists who reject the very core principles upon which Deism is based, their own folly has made it impossible for them to comprehend the Laws of Nature and Nature's God -- thereby rendering the Deist movement little more than Revealed Deism.  And while there are exceptions within the Deist community, they are indeed rare in relation to the movement of Church-bashing Atheists who call themselves Deists so they can use Deism as a platform to oppose organized religion.    

The Deism.com website actually sells a book on the Deist foundation of Giordano Bruno (see http://www.deism.com/deismtributes.htm ) -- using Bruno as an example of when a priest rejects religion and embraces science over religion.  Was this true of Giordano Bruno?  And while they attempt to deceive their readers by stating that Bruno became enlightened through science, they typically left out Bruno's own words when he stated "The soul is not the body and it may be in one body or in another, and pass from body to body" (all quotations of Bruno and the sources can be found at Spiritual Religion http://ThomasPaineRedux.com#SpiritualReligion ).   What this means is that the Soul, according to Bruno, is not the body, and has lived many lifetimes in different bodies as the Soul itself evolves -- which Soul-evolution Bruno presented in the words: "The divine perfection of the individual soul is the aim of all progression".  Which provokes the question: What source in science prompted Bruno to make such statements?  The fact of the matter is that it is simply beyond the very limited thinking of modern quasi-atheists who have portrayed themselves as Deists, to even comprehend the fact that Giordano Bruno learned the Truth in the same manner that I did -- i.e., by tapping into the  previous lives his Soul had lived.  And while I did not know Giordano Bruno in any of my Soul's own past lives, I personally know someone who did -- who had not only attended his lectures, but had spoken to him personally.  And with respect to the Source of Giordano Bruno's enlightenment, Bruno further confirms the core Gospel teaching that was suppressed by the Church to seek the One Teacher as presented in Bruno's own statement that: "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."   The sun of knowledge is a portrayal of the Inner Source of Truth and Knowledge which the Original Disciples of Jesus portrayed as The True Prophethttp://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TrueProphet .  And in making the foregoing statement, Bruno confirmed the words of the Apostle Peter who is quoted in the Homilies of his disciple Clement as saying that the True Prophet is "...within the mind of every one of us"   Peter then explains: "...but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other".  When Bruno stated that "The Divine Light is always in man, presenting itself to the senses and to the comprehension, but man rejects it" -- he was openly acknowledging that the knowledge from his own Soul's previous lives, in conjunction with this Inner Divine Light, was the Source of his Enlightenment. 
  
What this means is that with the atheist takeover of the modern Deist movement, in traditional deceptive fashion, they lie to the people in a similar manner that the priest-craft of the Church lies to Christians.  Where the Deism website states that Giordano Bruno became enlightened through the study of science, Bruno himself states just the opposite.  In total opposition to the atheist propaganda promoted on the Deist website, Bruno himself states that the "Divine Light" or True Prophet is within the mind of every person, "...but man rejects it" -- embracing instead the gravely flawed wisdom of this world.  And Bruno's enlightened understanding of the Natural Laws is further confirmed in his statement that "Every act performed [by each person] 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" -- which from a biblical perspective, is parallel to the statement: "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap" (Gal 6:7 NKJ).  But these statements are in essence no different than the word of the pre-Nicene Church Father Origin who confirmed that “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis).   And this reality of the Natural Laws that is not at all understood by either science or the atheist faux-deists who have infiltrated the modern Deist movement, is explored at The Laws Of Creation http://OuterDarkness.Nazirene.org#TheLawsOfCreation .  How did Bruno begin to tap into this Inner Source of Divine Light that he attests to the existence of in all of mankind?  Many of the monasteries had more pure scriptures that had been outlawed by Rome -- and these more pure scriptures contained important teachings that were removed from the canonical Gospels.  And it was these suppressed teachings that the Church had outlawed, that revealed to those who became the very Foundation of the Age of Enlightenment from which the movement known as Deism emerged.       

What was the Source of Thomas Paine's wisdom and Knowledge?  Quoting the Editor's Introduction to Paine's book, The Age Of Reason (see https://www.gutenberg.org/files/3743/3743-h/3743-h.htm ):  "Like the Quakers among whom he was reared Paine could then readily use the phrase 'word of God' for anything in the Bible which approved itself to his 'inner light'" -- and it was this same "Inner Light" that Bruno portrayed as the "Divine Light" within the mind of man, that the Essene Ebionite Nazirenes portrayed as the True Prophet.   And it was from this Inner Light that Paine learned the Truth of the Gospels from the life his Soul lived in the first century -- and it was this Inner Light that conveyed to Paine and other Enlightened Deists what they must do to bring about a Government that would be the Foundation for the Rights of Man.      

The above of course provokes the question: Why didn't Paine and Jefferson openly state their Source of Knowledge?   If they had, they would have been totally rejected by the majority of the (religious) leaders of their day -- many of whom played important roles in framing the Constitutional Government that insured the liberties of the people in the Bill of Rights -- liberties that were necessary to bring forth a society where the Truth that was outlawed and suppressed by the Church, could be presented in the manner that it has been today (see http://OriginalGospel.Ebionite.com ).   And it was these same Truths that were rejected by the Church, that were responsible for Giordano Bruno being burnt at the stake.  The Quakers among whom Paine was reared, wisely rejected the literal interpretation of the scripture, and instructed their members to seek the Inner Light within -- and they were therefore rejected by mainstream Christianity as misguided heretics.  Which means that if Paine was to remain effective in the mission he embraced in the foundation of our Constitutional form of government based upon the Unalienable God-Given Rights of the individual, he could not openly reveal to those outside the core of Enlightened Deists the Source of his Knowledge.  In the same way that if the Soul who lived as Jesus came and spoke the Truth to a modern Christian congregation, he would be thrown out as an impostor -- the wisdom of Thomas Paine and his Source of the Inner Light,  has been and continues to be barred and rejected by many Deist groups today.   And in the same way that the dogma of priest-craft has alienated Christians from the core Gospel teachings, the quasi-atheist leaders of the modern Deist movement has caused those in Deism to be intellectually flat-lined.  And the example of the lies in the statement on Deism.com that Giordano Bruno became enlightened by the folly of science -- while ignoring the very words of Bruno as to the Inner Divine Light that was both his and Paine's True Source of their Wisdom and Knowledge -- demonstrates the intellectual folly of all varieties of Revealed Religion.   Meanwhile, so long as Deists continue to condemn the dogma of the Church as Revealed Religion -- while continuing to lie with respect to the Source of Bruno and Paine's Wisdom and Enlightenment -- then the Natural Laws will continue to inhibit the progress of those who align themselves with the modern movement of Revealed Deism.

UPDATE *****  CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING

Thomas Paine's book, The Age Of Reason, is part of the Sacred Texts website (see http://www.sacred-texts.com/aor/paine/intro.htm ). As written in the Intro (quoting): "Paine's 'Reason' is only an expansion of the Quaker's 'inner light'; and the greater impression, as compared with previous republican and deistic writings made by his 'Rights of Man' and 'Age of Reason' (really volumes of one work), is partly explained by the apostolic fervor which made him a spiritual, successor of George Fox." This is true -- and Paine's Inner Light is the same exact Source of Knowledge as presented by Giordano Bruno when Bruno stated: "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."

But what this means is that Paine's portrayal and measurement of "Reason" is in accord with the person's ability to tap into the "Inner Light". And of this "Inner light" the disciple Peter wrote that the Light "is inoperative" in those who fail to seek this inner Source of Knowledge (see http://americancrisiscommonsense.blogspot.com/2017/12/can-deism-be-restored.html ). Which means that the Atheists who promote their faux-deism in the name of the Enlightened Deists of the past, are promoting the absence of light (anti-light) -- which means that what they portray as reason, is in reality anti-reason.

Just before getting myself barred from the Deist group, I was told that there is no such thing as learning from an "Inner Source" -- which, in accord with the words of both Bruno and Paine, would amount to abject ignorance based upon anti-reason, and the epitome of revealed religion.

Before Deism can arise to it former greatness and truth, sincere Deists must themselves oppose the faux-deists and their quasi atheist-religion of revealed deism that they promote in the name of the Enlightened Deists of the past.

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.