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.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Jesus The (Law) Professor

On FaceBook a person quoted my own writings (see http://outerdarkness.nazirene.org/#JesusTheProfessor ) and stated: 
 "When correctly understood, the Gospel account of Jesus can just as rightly be portrayed as being taught by a university professor -- i.e., Jesus the Law Professor, the Science Professor, the Philosophy Professor, the Psychology Professor -- as from a spiritual leader and guide. Why? Because everything that we think, do and say invokes Natural Laws -- and it is these Natural Laws that orchestrate our lives and our individual futures. The bottom line is that everything in this world is moved by the Natural Laws which control every aspect of the lives we live. After all, Jesus stated that not even a sparrow can fall to the earth apart from the Will of God -- and God interacts and moves the hearts and minds of all mankind indirectly through the Natural Laws of Creation. To be ignorant of these Natural Laws, is to be a victim of our own ignorance. What is often portrayed as American Exceptionalism is very much the result of the Natural Laws that were understood and invoked by the framers of the American Constitution."

This hits on something for me. This speaks to why "political correctness" is just lying about natural laws.

The Deists and Masons who can rightly be portrayed as spiritually mature Christians who evolved out of the Age of Enlightenment, understood the Laws of Creation -- and our Bill of Rights and Constitution was created to free Americans from a servitude to the Natural Laws, and create an environment where what has been portrayed as American Exceptionalism can be brought about to serve mankind.  And while the American people have inherited the virtually infinite benefits of their Wisdom, their true motivation of the core Constitutional Framers was to build a Spiritual City on the Hill of Light as an example to all people's of the earth.  And the core Constitutional Framers would fully understand my above statement that the Gospel account of Jesus was in reality a Universal Discourse on how to prevail over the Natural Laws, and have them work and function in the individual's favor to bring about both personal and collective gain. 

The Constitutional Framers who were themselves highly religious and spiritually knowing, were moved to insure that no type of theocracy could arise and rule over the minds and lives of the people.  Why?   Because the mainstream of faith-based believers were led by spiritually disenfranchised charlatans who remained totally ignorant of the true spiritual meaning of the Gospels -- which condition of abject ignorance among the clergy remains the prevalent reality even to this very day.  The Mark of Intelligence and Knowing could only be manifest and brought about, when a person understands and moves within the Natural Laws of Creation -- which Jesus and his disciples and closest followers knew and understood.   In fact, in more ancient times prior to the Church plundering the people into what has been portrayed as the Dark Ages, the basis and foundation of what can be portrayed as True Education and Knowing, was always based upon the Knowledge of the Natural Laws of the Earth and Creation.  And without the Knowledge of these Natural Laws -- and the process of expanding and deepening the Mind and Consciousness within the Framework of the Laws in the development of the person -- the student/person would remain shackled to what the biblical authors portrayed as an animal level of consciousness that was incapable of comprehending the reality of the Soul and the Higher Knowledge of Creation (seehttp://ebionite.com/AnInconvenientTruth.htm#WhatDifference ).  And our modern politically correct universities and all aspects of academia, are the epitome of this profound and abject ignorance of the Natural Laws that when properly understood, is what Jesus taught. 

In his Epistles Paul portrays the wisdom of this world as bound by ignorance.  Why?   Because of their ignorance of the Natural Laws.  And while modern Christians send their children to the teachers of this world -- who espouse to these young minds the lawless faux-wisdom and pseudo-knowledge of this world -- they remain the lost prodigal sons and daughters who perpetually dwell under the control of the Citizen of this, the Far Country that Paul portrayed as the god of this world.  From the nations pulpits, charlatan clergy preach the dogma of pagan Rome -- promoting the folly that Christians are exempt from following and keeping the Royal Law -- which was the basis of not only the Gospel teachings, but also the means by which Jesus himself became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ).   Thus, as presented at http://TheTenWords.com : those who Jesus himself personally taught, all believed that he (Jesus) "...was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity" (see Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).   When the Ebionite Nazirenes  make reference to the Law, this very much includes the Laws of Creation as portrayed in the words "...the designs/laws found throughout Nature and all of Creation".    That the historical man Jesus was a pattern for all of mankind because of his success in overcoming the Laws, is demonstrated in the words: "He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ..."   And this confirms this statement with respect to the true potential of all of mankind that Jesus taught, as demonstrated in the words of Hippolytus when he wrote that they believed that when anyone "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs" (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34 - see http://Ebionite.com ).   And this is why Jesus taught that he was our brother -- i.e., "Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'" (John 20:17 NIV).   

It remains impossible for mankind to evolve and progress beyond what the biblical authors portrayed as an "animal-soul" level of consciousness (see http://ebionite.com/AnInconvenientTruth.htm#WhatDifference ), without understanding and fulfilling the Laws within the person's own mind and being.  And this essentially important knowledge remains totally absent from all aspects of modern academia.   Thereby keeping mankind a perpetual slave to ignorance and in the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas the victims of intellectual poverty -- i.e., "...But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty" (see http://nazirene.org/gospel_of_thomas.htm ).  And while the Church should be the gatekeepers that provides entrance to those seeking Enlightenment and the Kingdom, it has permitted itself to become shackled by the dogma of spiritually disenfranchised men.  

Allan  

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Deists And The Natural Laws

Unlike the modern American, our (Deist) Constitutional Framers understood what has been portrayed as the Laws of Nature and Nature's God.   They also understood that before being corrupted by the "priestcraft" of the later Church, that the original teachings of Jesus were the most pure and enlightening of all the worlds religions.   And it is from this perspective that I write the following article which can also be called: Jesus The Professor:

Jesus The Professor: When correctly understood, the Gospel account of Jesus can just as rightly be portrayed as being taught by a university professor -- i.e., Jesus the Law Professor, the Science Professor, the Philosophy Professor, the Psychology Professor -- as from a spiritual leader and guide.   Why?   Because everything that we think, do and say invokes Natural Laws -- and it is these Natural Laws that orchestrate our lives and our individual futures.   The bottom line is that everything in this world is moved by the Natural Laws which control every aspect of the lives we live.   After all, Jesus stated that not even a sparrow can fall to the earth apart from the Will of God -- and God interacts and moves the hearts and minds of all mankind indirectly through the Natural Laws of Creation.  To be ignorant of these Natural Laws, is to be a victim of our own ignorance.   What is often portrayed as American Exceptionalism is very much the result of the Natural Laws that were understood and invoked by the framers of the American Constitution (see ThomasPaineRedux.com ). 
What is the source of intellectual instruction?  It makes no difference if the instructor is in an upper room of a religious group, or in front of a classroom of students who desire to perceive and observe the Source in the Ætheric Field that has been noted by the physicists in the scientific community  (see Science - Religion - The Ætheric Field Mind).   The requirements for both groups who seek this essential knowledge of the Source which has been equally noted by physicist-scholars and mystics alike, is exactly the same.   Modern physicists and mystics alike have attested to the fact that what we see and observe with our physical senses is a type of projected image -- almost an incomplete shadow-image -- of an unseen Source.   Therefore, if the objective is to perceive the Source in the unseen of what we perceive with our physical senses -- and our perceptive limitations are the results of the limitations imposed upon us by the Natural Laws of Creation -- then both groups must be able to fulfill the requirements of the Laws, before they would be able to pass the test of the Laws, and evolve to the next level that would permit them to perceive a greater reality of the Source.    In the same way that a person can't declare themselves to be a mystic with their words, and suddenly be able to perceive the Source of the images we see, neither can a physicist who is also seeking to perceive the Source.   Thus, the requirements are exactly the same with respect to the Natural Laws that inhibit mankind from perceiving the Source of what we see in this world.  
That a person declares themselves to be a student of science and physics, does not provide them the ability to perceive the reality of the Ætheric Field that is the unseen Source of what man perceives with his physical senses (see Science - Religion - The Ætheric Field Mind).   In like manner, that a seeker declares themselves to be a Christian, does not in any manner provide them the ability to see the Source of what the physicist has only recently discovered.   Yet, not only could the historical man Jesus perceive the Source, he had the ability to move into the Source -- and he taught his disciples how to accomplish everything that he could do.    The fact that the religious world does not know this today, is largely due to the corruption of the scriptures (see BibleCorruption.com ).   And because the original disciples and followers of Jesus had the ability to perceive the unseen that is the Source of what we see, the religious and secular authorities in their time-frame hunted them down and murdered them.   And over the course of the centuries since, anyone who actually followed Jesus' instructions and succeed in developing these innate abilities, were very quickly silenced as heretics by religious and secular authorities alike.    As an example: Giordano Bruno attempted to teach others in the universities of his day what they must do to begin to perceive in the unseen Source of what we see, and he was put on trial for heresy, and burnt at the stake (see Spiritual Religion).   For over a thousand years the secular religion of Pagan Rome which worshiped the Mithraic-Christ reigned supreme -- and, as stated in the Jesuit Oath, those who disagreed with their dogma were exterminated:  "Go ye, then, into all the world and take possession of all lands in the name of the Pope.  He who will not accept him as the Vicar of Jesus and his Vice-regent on earth, let him be accursed and exterminated" (Oath of the Jesuit Order).   That the Spiritual Christians were hunted down as heretics, is easily proven.  
The perceptive limitations imposed upon mankind are a matter of Natural Law.   What this means is that every person is equally born blind, to what the modern physicist and mystic of the past portray as the Source in the Ætheric Field.   Why?   Because the Laws are imposed equally upon all of mankind, and there exists a universal means to overcome these Laws, which enables the person to perceive both the Source in the Ætheric Field, and the shadow-images that are projected into this world.   But herein lies the Universal dilemma -- i.e., this more enlightened and evolved reality portrayed in the Gospel teaching can only be comprehended by those who fulfill the Laws and attain the necessary manifestation of Wholeness.   But isn't this also the primary objective of our colleges and universities?   Aren't they working to raise the consciousness of their students, evolve their thinking, and open the door to a higher state of mental enlightenment?   And herein, also, lies the universal dilemma: True mental enlightenment can only be achieved by prevailing over those conditions which subject man to ignorance -- and the condition of ignorance that plagues mankind, is a matter of Natural Law that must be overcome by the individual in search of Higher Truth.  An interesting observation was made by astrophysicist Robert Jastrow, who was the head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies who wrote in his book, God and the Astronomers, that “The scientist has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.”   There is only one way to scale the mountains of ignorance, and that is to prevail over the Natural Laws that inhibit man from perceiving the Source of what he sees in this world.    The historical man Jesus possessed this knowledge of the Natural Laws -- he conveyed this knowledge to his inner core of disciples and followers -- but the Gentile Church threw it away, and even outlawed this body of essential knowledge.   While only now has science emerged out of the Dark Ages to the degree where they once again can use this body of (esoteric) knowledge, the Church remains in the dungeon of abject ignorance.  





Sunday, March 1, 2015

Christianity Before Jesus

I was recently sent an email which stated:
My name is Charley and I cam across you web site a few days ago. The one. Christianity Existed Before The Birth Of Jesus.  I am very impressed with it and am downloading other writing of yours to a flash drive to read and research.

I was amazed to see a like minded person to much of what I have been shown the past few years on this page I mentioned above. I have searched the internet to find others who think like I do and you are one of a very few that I could find.  Most people are so deceived by the RCC and the false teachings and beliefs they inserted into the human race 1000 yrs ago. Although I have witnessed to many over my 53 yrs I have had no one change any of their ideal or comprehension of scriptures no matter how much I show the difference and support the proof with scriptures. I know how sad to see this happen. So Thank you for being there and Be Blessed and continue to do what you can.
Charley
 
To which I replied:
We dwell within the Mind of God.   There are Universal Pattern and Laws that control all of Creation.   And this is why there is similarities among the sacred writings of all religions as presented at the subheading Is The Gospel Copied From Another Religious Source.   And what can be called the Divine Manna or Sacred Knowledge of Higher Mind and the Kingdom (Gnosis), can be tapped into by transforming the body-mind into a fit foundation for the Higher Self to in-dwell within our consciousness.   A man could be born on an island -- totally removed from any of the religions of the world -- and if he seeks the Truth and the Kingdom within his own mind, he will be able to tap into that Inner Source of Divine Knowledge.  What is therefore important to understand, then, is that what we today call religion is in reality philosophy -- or religious-philosophy -- because genuine religion is not blind belief, but the lifestyle and mindset necessary to prove one's religious-philosophy -- i.e., the means by which the seeker can tap into and draw out from within the Divine Manna or Knowledge of the Logos (Mind) of God.   

Perhaps the greatest obstacles to tapping into the Source within, is the beliefs and perceptions that the seeker adopts.   And the problem is portrayed in the analogy of Plato's Cave (see Plato).   We are dwelling in a three-dimensional realm -- and yet, our own, and all of higher reality, is twelve-dimensional.   What is portrayed as shadow-images in the analogy of the Cave, are allegorical images impressed into matter of a higher reality which our physical senses only perceive a fragment of.   But when we begin to understand what we are seeing, and begin the process of transforming the mind, only then can we begin to perceive more of our true higher reality.   And this is why the Gospel of Thomas states: (5) Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you .

In the Genesis account woman is portrayed as having been drawn from man -- thus, a part of him -- as a help-meet -- but few people actually understand what this term which was translated out of the Hebrew actually means.   Rather than reinvent the wheel, I will quote from a web article that fits my purposes at http://www.womeninthescriptures.com/2010/11/real-meaning-of-term-help-meet.html :
 In Hebrew the two words that "help meet" are derived from are the words "ezer" and the word 'k’enegdo".
Ezer which is commonly translated as "help" is really a rich word with a much deeper meaning. In her book Eve and the Choice Made in Eden, Beverly Campbell explains,
“According to biblical scholar David Freedman, the Hebrew word translated thee into English as “help” is ezer. This word is a combination of two roots, one meaning “to rescue”, “to save,” and the other meaning “to be strong.” Just as the roots merged into one word, so did their meanings. At first ezer meant either “to save” or “to be strong,” but in time, said Freedman, ezer “ was always interpreted as ‘to help’ a mixture of both nuances.”
Diana Webb in her book Forgotten Women of God also clarifies this word by explaining,
"The noun ezer occurs 21 times in the Hebrew Bible. In eight of these instances the word means “savior”. These examples are easy to identify because they are associated with other expressions of deliverance or saving. Elsewhere in the Bible, the root ezer means “strength.... the word is most frequently used to describe how God is an ezer to man. "
For example the word "ebenezer" in 1 Samuel 7:12 is used to describe the power of God's deliverance. "Eben" means rock and "ezer" means "help" or "salvation". Ebenezer therefore means "rock of help" or "rock of salvation". The root "ezer" is the same word that God used to describe to Adam who Eve was. She was not intended to be just his helper or his companion, rather she was intended to be his savior, his deliverer.

The other part of the term "help meet" which is commonly translated as "meet for" or "fit for" is the word "k’enegdo". It is hard to know exactly what the word k’enegdo means because it only appears once in the entire Bible. Yet Diana Webb explained that,
"Neged, a related word which means “against”, was one of the first words I learned in Hebrew. I thought it was very strange that God would create a companion for Adam that was “against” him! Later, I learned that kenegdo could also mean “in front of” or “opposite.” This still didn’t help much. Finally I heard it explained as being “exactly corresponding to,” like when you look at yourself in a mirror."
Eve was not designed to be exactly like Adam. She was designed to be his mirror opposite, possessing the other half of the qualities, responsibilities, and attributes which he lacked. Just like Adam and Eve's sexual organs were physically mirror opposites (one being internal and the other external) so were their their divine stewardship designed to be opposite but fit together perfectly to create life. Eve was Adam's complete spiritual equal, endowed with a saving power that was opposite from his.

Our true self -- i.e., our Soul-Self -- is a Being of Light ( http://BeingOfLight.com ) that has no sex, race or physical body as we do in this world.  To become our True Self, we would have to undergo the process of transformation whereby the mind is greatly expanded and deepened.   Our three-dimensional mind would have to expand to accommodate our twelve-dimensional Soul-Self.   In the same way that when the essence of man and woman is brought into oneness in an embryo, that the necessary expansion to form a body begins, so too does the Union of Man and Woman HAVE THE POTENTIAL to bring about this expansion of the self as explained in the article The Tree Of Life And The Divine Marriage PART 1 and PART 2.  And this merger and possibility of expansion is represented in the Gospel of Thomas in the saying They said to him, "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?" Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female;  ...then will you enter the kingdom." 

I use the term that every man and woman has the POTENTIAL to bring about this expansion of the self, because few people understand the higher reality of the Soul or Soul-Self (see http://SoulSelf.org ) -- few people understand the higher purpose of woman from the perspective of man -- and few people are willing to live the necessary life to bring this transformation about in their own lives.   In the above quotation the author states that their divine stewardship designed to be opposite but fit together perfectly to create life -- yet, procreation when rightly understood, must be seen as a bi-product of the joining of the two halves -- with the higher spiritual objective being the primary reason.   The tree-dimensions of man, and the three opposite dimensions of woman, have the potential to become six-dimensions that can initiate and forum the necessary environment for the in-dwelling of the twelve-dimensional higher Soul-Self.   Quoting from the article you cited at Christianity Existed Before The Birth Of Jesus 

Archaeologists have demonstrated that the word Christos, which we render Christ, has been found not only on Pagan temples, and used in relation to those who were said to be the sons of the Pagan gods, but the term was also engraved on tombstones and other Pagan artifacts prior to the time of Jesus. In the Greek and Roman mystery religions of the time, the Christos was the Anointing of the Logos, and the Christian was the follower of the Anointed. In the writings of Clement of Alexandria we find it explained that: "Those who lived according to the Logos were really Christians, though they have been thought to be atheists; as Socrates and Heraclitus were among the Greeks, and such as resembled them" (Strom. bk. i, ch xix).

Eusebius, the great historian of the early Church, admits that the religion that is called Christianity was known to the ancients (Eccl. Hist., 1, ch iv) and writes that the religion of Jesus had "...been known among all nations, nevertheless our life and our conduct, with our doctrines of religion, have not been lately invented by us, but from the first creation of man, so to speak, have been established by the natural understanding of divinely favored men of old... What then should prevent the confession that we who are of Christ practice one and the same mode of life and have one and the same religion as those divinely favored men of old? Whence it is evident that the perfect religion committed to us by the teaching of Christ is not new and strange, but, if the truth must be spoken, it is the first and the true religion".

Modern Christians who erroneously believe that Christianity started with Jesus, will be unable to relate to the words that "our doctrines of religion... have been established by the natural understanding... and [is] the same religion as those divinely favored men of old". The early Gentile Christians knew this fact, and it was for this reason that a copy of Plato’s Republic and other such writings was contained among the writings preserved in the recently discovered Nag Hammadi Library of early Christian writings.
St. Augustine wrote: "That, in our times, is the Christian religion, which to know and follow is the most sure and certain health, called according to that name, but not according to the thing itself, of which it is the name; for the thing itself which is now called the Christian religion, really was known to the ancients, nor was wanting at any time from the beginning of the human race, until the time when Christ came in the flesh, from whence the true religion, which had previously existed, began to be called Christian; and this in our days is the Christian religion, not as having been wanting in former times, but as having in later times received this name" (Opera Augustini, vol. i, p.12).

When we begin to understand the common root of all religion, only then are we able to comprehend with clarity that it wasn’t so much that the Greek and Roman world was converted to the teachings of Jesus, but more appropriately, the teachings of Jesus came to be a part of the existing religious world, which came to be outwardly known as Christian. After Constantine silenced the true followers of Jesus with the power of the sword in the fourth century because they refused to accept the religion of the emperor, all that was left was the Gentile church which was very Pagan in nature, that had come to be known as Christian. 
 
This concept of the Revelation of man's Natural Religion, was of course in our more modern times attested to by the Deists who formed the foundational bedrock of the Constitutional Government of the United States (see http://ThomasPaineRedux.com ).   And when rightly understood, it is drawn from the very essence of mankind as an indigenous aspect of his mind and being.   One can even say that the knowledge that I am writing about, is the birth-right of mankind to possess -- but has been suppressed and robbed from man, by the religious and secular authorities of this world who keep him enslaved for their own purposes.   That the historical man Jesus and his disciples embodied the process into a pure path for the seeker/disciple to embrace, was the purpose and objective of the Original Teachings of TheWay -- which, because of the corruptions of the Church, is relatively unknown today.