From an historical perspective it can be demonstrated beyond any doubt that the disciples of Jesus and the first people of the New Covenant believed in the pre-existence of the soul.   Nowhere in the Gospels does it affirm our present-day foundational belief that the soul and spirit of man was created as a result of the formation of the physical body.   Yet, it can be demonstrated that even in our modern biblical translations that have been altered in order to make them support our present-day doctrines of belief, the teaching that the soul existed prior to the physical body is a paramount theme throughout the New Testament.   One only has to read the parable of the prodigal son who immerged from the Father’s Kingdom prior to coming into this, the far country, to perceive the reality of which I make reference to.

If the assertion of the first Christians are correct with regard to their claim that Jesus taught them this foundational doctrine, and it is true that man's soul has existed since the very dawn of time itself, then we can begin to understand how we have become alienated from both the essence of New Covenant thinking, as well as our true self.   Our soul which transcends all time and space as we know it, and sees all things in this world as it truly is rather than what is politically, culturally, or dogmatically correct, is made foreign to us by the very structure of beliefs that we adopt without any real knowledge with respect to the true facts of reality.   What should trouble us is that the very people which Jesus himself taught -- opening and illumining their minds to the deeper meaning of the Gospel -- believed very differently than we do today.   To say that these people were wrong, as did the Roman Church, only causes our own demise.

Did our soul and spirit pre-exist our physical body?   If we are honest, the only reasonable answer the majority of people can possibly respond with is that they don't know.   The fact that a person does not presently possess first-hand knowledge of their soul and spirit, does not mean that these natures -- natures that are not of this world that the scriptures openly speak about -- do not exist.  

From a biblical perspective, rather than speculating about things that we have no knowledge of, our immediate concern should be how we can mold our lives so as to live in harmony with New Covenant values and teachings -- which molding of one’s life is in fact the very essence of faith and belief.   In this respect, when we ask the question whether we will be saved, or reincarnated, the only valid biblical answer is that when we surrender our lives to the culture and thinking of this world -- i.e., to what is temporal and false -- how can we even begin to subscribe to the concept that what is false and temporal will have any continuance beyond this present timeframe and realm.   In this respect we must recognize that the Atheist is not all wrong -- i.e., like a puppet that is danced in accordance with the music and stage production that is presently being played, when the show is over, and the cultural script is no longer being played, the question then becomes to what degree we have manifest our genuine self?   

How much do we know about our true nature?   All the biblical teachings pertaining to the soul attest to the fact that it does not have a sex -- it being neither male nor female -- and neither can our soul have a race that is associated with the genetics of our physical body.   What this means is that the true being you are, from the perspective of your soul, is neither male nor female, black, white, brown, yellow, red, or any other combination of physical attributes that we can use to classify people.  

These facts are demonstrated in the concept that there is no marriage in heaven -- and man will be as the angels, which is found in Jesus' response to the Jewish sect of the Sadducees who did not believe in either man's spiritual nature, or the resurrection: “Jesus said to them, Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not understand the Scriptures, or the power of God? For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven” (Mark 12:24-25 NAS).   From the perspective of the all-seeing and all-knowing vision of Jesus, their fault is seen in the allegation that they did not understand either the spiritual nature of the scriptures, or the power of God, because they were of a carnal mindset.

Once we begin to comprehend that the soul of man -- being asexual -- could not have come into existence by virtue of the gender of the male or female body in which we presently inhabit, the door to still another great truth begins to open to us -- i.e., the more we associate our thinking with the either the gender or race of our physical body, our culture, or temporal society in which we are living, the more we alienate ourselves from our soul -- or our true spiritual reality.   There is no such thing as a male or female soul!   There is no such thing as an African or Black soul.   Neither is there a Caucasian, Asian, or Native American soul.   All of these vast differences that exist in this world, cannot be applied to the reality of the soul!

Taking this great truth even one step further: The first Christians embraced the universal brotherhood of mankind on the bases that the soul of man is the direct offspring of God -- therefore, all of us are truly brothers, and it is only when we embrace the teachings of Jesus with regard to the common brotherhood of man -- turning the other cheek -- doing unto others as we would have them do unto us -- and forgiving our enemies -- can we have any hope whatsoever of moving into harmony with our soul.   Why?   From the perspective of our soul, each and every one of us has the same Father-God as our Source of Being.   We are therefore not brothers from a philosophical perspective, but from a genuine essence level.

With regard to the above concepts in relation to the Bible, I could easily demonstrated an almost endless list of scriptural teachings that could be used in support of what I am stating -- i.e., be in the world and not of it.   Further, we must also recognize the presence of a still greater reality and biblical concept that is being portrayed here.   In our present-day culture, the people who are truly religious are always viewed as extremists -- an oddity -- a fringe group who needlessly embrace a self-imposed overly restrictive lifestyle.   Yet, few of us possess enough insight to perceive reality from the other side of the coin.  

From the perspective of the people who we would judge to be first-century extremists:  If it is truth that they had successfully broken through the ten percent barrier of mind, and they found and discovered the genuine person who they truly were, they would then view us as being a profoundly retarded people whose only joy in life is derived from an attachment to meaningless objects and things of amusement.   In fact, they could very well envision us in the manner of institutionalized children who are of a suppressed mental ability -- sitting in the confinements of their pen -- transfixed and hypnotized by the little toys which were left by the caretakers to keep us amused.  

If these people we view as religious extremists are in fact using more of their power of mind -- up to and including one hundred percent of their potential -- and they see and participate in realities and worlds that are literally beyond our wildest imaginings, then it is us -- the carnal, sense bound, culturally anchored, politically correct and indoctrinated, spiritually disenfranchised natural people of this realm, who should be truly pitied and looked upon as deprived and disadvantaged.   To this effect Jesus said: “What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Matt 16:26 NIV).   What the first Christians said was that it is our pre-existent soul that dwells in the world of reality beyond the three-dimensional barrier of this world -- while we remain confined with our little toys, dwelling in the realm of darkness and illusion.

When the true association of our physical-self and soul-self is accurately realized, and we become cognizant that mentally handicapped children only have the illusion of freedom -- in that, their movement and associations take place within a very limited place and environment -- and because they are mentally challenged, they can never experience life without some sort of care-taker, restraint, or barrier that is used for their protection -- and neither can they perceive or embrace either the true freedoms, rewards, or enjoyments in life that more normal people do, perhaps it is time to view ourselves as the ones who are truly deprived.  

What Jesus taught was that natural man lives within a barrier -- a barrier that obstructs his senses of vision, hearing, and movement.   What Jesus taught his followers was not to create or adhere to doctrines of belief that are used to explain the workings of Creation from a carnal perception, while one dwells within this world of a very limited vision of reality.   It is for this reason that Jesus called the carnal religious leaders among the Jews hypocrites -- blind guides -- saying they should first remove the beam from their own eyes, before attempting to remove the speck from the eyes of those who believe their religious doctrines.   Do we believe he would look upon the carnal religious leaders today any differently than he did in the first century?   What Jesus taught was there was a Way to escape the natural barrier of this realm, and view Creation from a much more enlightened vision of reality.   The means to accomplish this was called “The Way” -- and it was a journey that each person had to walk.

The problem is that over the course of the first three centuries of our Common Era the teachings of The Way once again became enmeshed in a series of carnal religious doctrines and rituals.   The more carnal the religious leaders became, the more they reinterpreted spiritual concepts in a dogmatic and secular manner.   The result was that, like the religious leaders that Jesus condemned for being blind and spiritually dead in their interpretation of spiritual truths, the Church of Rome became in every way a secular government institution that was even more turned out of The Way than the carnal Jewish leaders that Jesus condemned.

How can we prove this assertion?   God has already placed in the hands of the modern church a great wealth of scriptures that transcend and pre-date the time of the Roman Church -- ancient scriptures that are more reliable than what has been passed down to us from preceding generations of people who called themselves the followers of Christ.   What we need, then, is the knowledge of someone who knows how to use these ancient sacred writings as the Key of Knowledge that opens the door to the prison-barrier in which we presently dwell.   Thus, this last answer to the prayers of the faithful flock who beseech the Lord for the higher Knowledge of the Kingdom, has been placed in their hands with the writing of this book -- the objective of which is not to tell you what to believe, but what you must do in your life in order to apply the Key of Knowledge, and learn directly from the Only True Prophet and Source of Truth.

Only when we begin to open our eyes to the reality of the genuine freedom that our spiritually mature brothers and sisters have told us about, are we able to perceive the shackles of darkness that the culturally anchored people of this world live under.   From the perspective of our soul’s higher reality, our life here is very much as if we are dwelling in an institution that is walled off from the outside world by the natural three-dimensional barriers of this realm in which we presently live.   Jesus did not come to tell you what to believe while you remain confined to this prison -- but rather, to guide you along The Way, that you too will be able to gaze beyond the three-dimensional barriers of this world -- and thereby know the Truth for yourself.

One of the most profound biblical warnings that we continually ignore in our search to comprehend the deeper meaning of the scriptures is that we can never possess any greater amount of truth than we are willing to live.   What this means is that, it is an almost useless endeavor for an Atheist -- or for that matter, even the believer who is not willing to mold their lives in accordance with the Gospel message -- to read the scriptures.   I have already demonstrated the biblical warning that the Bible is sealed -- which means that it possesses a spiritual meaning that is beyond the ability of natural man to see and understand -- and it is for this reason that Jesus said to the Sadducees and Pharisees: “Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not understand the Scriptures, or the power of God?”  

What the Bible confirms is a truth that we already know -- i.e., that the mind of carnal man is very limited in its perception of Life and Creation.   Why?   Because natural man dwells in a prison world -- a realm of limited perception and understanding that inhibits his vision of reality and Creation.   Moreover, the problem is the same today as it was throughout any given period in the history of mankind -- i.e., instead of endeavoring to open his mind to the spiritual reality that lies beyond the three-dimensional barrier of this world, carnal man creates and adopts beliefs that are partial and incomplete.   This great dilemma was true when Jesus walked this earth -- it is true today -- and it will again be true if we revisit the earth during any period in man's future.  

One of the most profound New Testament warnings which to our own detriment we continually ignore, is that we cannot simultaneously know truth, while remaining deeply immersed in the culture and thinking of this world.   We cannot be free, when we are possessed by a jailhouse, prison mentality.   The Bible warns us that truth can only be found when we look beyond the limitations and surface barriers of this world.   What, then, does this mean?   In the same way that there are realms and dimensions that exist beyond the ability of our carnal senses to perceive, there are dimensions of consciousness within us that are beyond the ability of our carnal mind to access in the manner that we are accustomed to.  

In the same way that our physical body in which we presently dwell limits our manifestation of mind to no more than ten percent of our true potential, neither can we outwardly sense anything beyond this same ten percent limitation.   While we cannot physically do anything about overcoming the three-dimensional barrier of this world, we can overcome the barrier of the three-dimensions within our own mind and being.   In fact, the ability to accomplish this is lying dormant within that part of our minds that we are unable to access because of the congenital limitations imposed upon us by the presence of our physical bodies in which we dwell while manifest in this realm.   Moreover, it is only when we transcend this inner barrier of mind that we are able to see what lies beyond the barriers of this world.

Once we begin to understand this greater reality of man, the only true answer to our dilemma begins to come into clear focus.   We cannot increase our knowledge by focusing on things outward -- but rather, knowledge can only be increased beyond our carnal limitations when we endeavor to learn to use what we perceive outwardly as triggers in order to learn more about our own inner reality.   The triggers raise our consciousness and awareness -- this begins the process of transcending the inner walls of our physical mind -- which in turn permits us to view both the outer and inner world from a more enlightened perspective.   Thus, the secret that Jesus taught is that we must begin to learn more about ourselves by using the world as a mental reflection of our inner self.   In the threefold pattern that we must learn to embrace, the inner world is positively charged -- the outer, reflective world is negatively charged -- with the third force being our ever expanding consciousness that begins to develop from its embryonic stage which the Apostle calls the natural mind, as it grows and matures into a spiritual mind that undergoes the process of birth into the Kingdom.

The New Covenant knowledge of using the outer world as a reflection of the inner by understanding the deeper meaning of the symbols of life, is made reference to throughout the scriptures.   It is conveyed in the words of Paul when he wrote: “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror” (1 Cor 13:12 NIV) -- and in the words of James: “Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like” (James 1:23-24 NIV).

What James writes is the ultimate words of wisdom to the person who desires to be a disciple of the Light -- i.e., it is not what one says with their lips that matters, but what they actually do and accomplish with their gift and opportunity of life.   In this respect, truth will continue to remain evasive, so long as man refuses to take it by the hand and travel wherever it will lead him.   The looming message is that we have a choice -- i.e., we can continue to believe and adhere to the doctrines of quasi-religious philosophers of the past who were very carnal in their thinking and perception of the Word, or we can commence to truly embrace New Covenant first principles, and begin the process of opening our minds to the greater reality that Jesus only taught to those who were willing to mold their lives in accordance with his teachings.   Thus, as the author of this book the question I am setting before you is whether you are truly ready to become a genuine Christian in word, thought and deed?

The common faith and belief that Christians speak of today are necessary ingredients, but it is only those who are willing to pick up their own cross and follow in the footsteps of the Master, and permit their physical natures to be crucified upon the cross of spiritual righteousness, that can be saved through the process of birth into the Kingdom.   The barriers that hold us captive to this world that limit us to ten percent of our potential, are very real -- and they cannot be overcome by embracing truth from a philosophical perspective.   The barriers are overcome when we take the truth that exists in the inner world of our pre-existent soul, and manifest this truth in our outward life.   The rule of life is that the more we live the truth, the more we become the truth.

What Jesus taught was that man -- who was created in the image of God -- has the power to transcend all worlds and realities when he embraces the likeness of God.   What this means is that even though man is living and dwelling in this world, a part of him is simultaneously present in all other worlds.   Once this great truth is understood, the wisdom of the Apostle Paul can then be comprehended, and we can begin to realize that the answer to man's dilemma is seen from a totally different perspective than what is commonly understood by men of a carnal natural mindset.   Where the carnal Jews believed they would be saved through a ritual observance of the Law of Moses, faith means that one is able to inherit the promise by embracing what already exists within us.   In this respect the Apostle is correct in his assertion -- i.e., man does not have to be taught the truth -- but rather, he only has to be taught the means to uncover the truth that already exists within his mind and being as the result of his being created in the image of God.   Man does not have to wait for the Kingdom to come -- but rather, he only has to learn to transcend the inner barrier that keeps him on this outer side of the inner entrance to the Kingdom.  

On a cosmic scale, it is the destiny of man to possess Ultimate Truth -- it already exists within the essence of his being.   It is for this reason that man, who is portrayed by Jesus as the prodigal son, has no other choice but to continue to wander and navigate the seas of the confusion of this world, until he is willing and ready to embrace reality along the path that it demands he must travel.   From a biblical perspective, the great universal truths that Jesus revealed to man are without parallel.   All truths from every aspect of Creation come together in the presence of his revelation, and it is the fault of man that even those who claim to be his followers refuse to open their minds to the ultimate dimensions of the Word that he taught.  

What was it that Jesus said?   Take my yoke upon you!   The problem is that we cannot take the yoke of the Christ upon us, until we have released ourselves from the burdens of the doctrines of men, and are ready and willing to live in the manner that Jesus prescribed as being absolutely necessary to be called his follower.   Thus the very words that were spoken to those who would call themselves his followers: “But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46 NKJ).

That carnal man always rejects the truths of the spirit is self-evident.   History has demonstrated time and again that whenever God sends a prophet to speak His Word to the people, the truths that the prophet speaks are always alien to the people.   Why?   Because man’s physical being has become bonded to the elemental things of this world.   Therefore, the cultural anchors and philosophy that man adopts is always based upon the desire to fulfill the needs of man in support of his life in this world.   The Truths of God, on the other hand, transcend the limitations of this world, and are thus always rejected by carnal man.

The present source of your philosophy, doctrines, and beliefs does not matter -- i.e., your manner of thinking could have been molded by the professors at Harvard or Yale, a theological seminary, or it could be the opinions of some remote tribe in the jungle -- the flaw is always the same regardless of the source, so long as it is limited by a three-dimensional human perception of Life and Creation.   Darwin merely formalized the all-encompassing flaw of human perception in a written manifesto.   Ultimate Truth can only be envisioned by one who is able to utilize the whole of the twelve dimensions of mind, in conjunction with the seven spheres of spiritual reality, as they are manifest within the three forces of the active principle of the Creative Force of Life, within the Oneness of the Totality of Creation.   Everything else -- i.e., every thought, perception and doctrine -- is incomplete, and at best is only a partial vision of the Reality that every single person must eventually embrace and become.

What this means is exactly what the Apostle stated when he wrote: “For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known” (1 Cor 13:9-12 NIV).

This statement by the Apostle Paul has been a continual source of contention throughout all of Christian history.   What it says is that right now we only know and see in part, but there will come a time when what is in part will be done away with, and we will know and see in fullness and completion.   What the Apostle states is that this will be accomplished at a time when we are made perfect -- which the majority of modern-day Christians believe will be at the second coming when Jesus returns to inaugurate the Kingdom upon the earth.   Yet, we fail to acknowledge that Jesus said the Kingdom will never come upon the earth so that men will be able to see it with their physical eyes and senses, because the Kingdom is within us (Luke 17:20-21).   What this means is that the Kingdom and the perfection can only come about when we become Complete within ourselves -- which Completion we now know is the essence of the teachings of those who called themselves the people of The Way.

Throughout all of history whenever God has sent a prophet to speak to carnal man, the Word of God that the prophet reveals is not only very different than what is commonly believed, but at many points the Word is in conflict with what the people have come to accept as genuine religious truth.   It is important that we understand why this is?   Because natural man always interprets spiritual truths, as well as the directions (road map) that prophets give to us that reveal the route we must travel in order to enter into the Kingdom, from a carnal perception of the Word of God.   When it is realized that from an historical perspective, the people who have always received the greatest condemnation from the prophets that God has sent, were in fact looked upon as the most religious Bible reading and God fearing among the people at the time -- people who fervently studied the scriptures, and in accordance with their perception of the written word, were convinced that the holy books confirmed that they were the chosen by God, and saw themselves as being saved in relation to others -- we should be concerned about our own perception of what lies beyond the seal of the Sacred Word, and whether we are in fact the chosen or saved people that we declare ourselves to be.  

What history has in fact demonstrated beyond any doubt is that throughout every age there have been an uncountable number of individuals and religious groups who have proclaimed themselves to be either the chosen people, or saved -- and yet, from the perception of God, they were not!   Why?   Is it that God desires to confuse us?   The answer is no.   It is not God that desires us to dwell in this realm of darkness and partial truths -- but rather, it is man who refuses to follow the directions of the holy and wise men that he has continually sent to guide us in our journey along The Way.  

Perhaps one of the best examples of our rejection of what is literally written in the scriptures is seen where Jesus commanded those who desire to be his followers: “You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matt 5:48 RSV).   Instead of acknowledging that these words were said directly to us, we attempt to explain them away in the creation of our doctrines.   We reason that carnal man can’t possibly be perfect because he is the flawed offspring of Adam and Eve, and we were all born in sin.   After all, we say, we were not born of a virgin, and neither are we God’s Son.   Yet, every one of these doctrines quickly falls away once we begin to look past our quasi-Darwinist perception of life, and start to comprehend our own indwelling soul and spiritual natures that are not the offspring of Adam and Eve.

The man of wisdom knows that this world never changes -- i.e., “...there is no new thing under the sun” (Eccl 1:9 KJV).   When we ignore this wisdom, we cause ourselves to fall into the clutches of the god of this world who attempts to control us by causing us to believe that we are somehow different than the people of past ages.   Therefore, in the revolutions of time, history again continues to repeat itself, and it is not a unique occurrence that a group of people today should consider themselves to be “saved”, or the “chosen of God”; or having fulfilled the Gospel in a philosophical manner.   Throughout every epoch in time there has been a body of believers who have claimed these titles of saved or chosen for themselves.   But were they?  

In this respect, modern believers should be greatly concerned by the fact that in each and every instance when a prophet was sent to speak to mankind, with only one exception the prophet was condemned.   That one single exception has been set before us with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls -- which has demonstrated that it was the Essenes -- the people who informed scholars today know for a fact to be the very first people of the New Covenant, who were the only people not condemned in the scriptures.   But in this we again see the same pattern -- i.e., Jesus never condemned the Essenes, the Essenes did not condemn Jesus -- and more importantly, as a nation of prophets and holy men, the Essenes were condemned by both the carnal Jews as well as the later Gentile church.  

From the Bible itself we can observe that Jesus condemned the Jewish sects of the Sadducees and Pharisees, and it is easily observed that these sects of Jews opposed the teachings of Jesus.   Why?   It is important for us to answer this question because of its relevance to our own time.   When it was revealed to the Sadducees and Pharisees by Jesus that they were believing and observing the Word of God improperly -- that they had thus failed to properly use the Key of Knowledge -- and that from God's perception they were neither saved nor chosen, and their religious traditions and observances were in vain -- rather than open their hearts and minds to the Genuine Truth, they condemned and found fault with the messenger.  

The core reason why the self-acclaimed chosen or saved body of believers have always rejected the words of the prophet sent by God, is of the utmost importance for us to understand today.   In the words of Isaiah, in each instance where the words of the prophet was rejected, it was because the body of believers adhered to the “precept of men” (Isa 29:13 KJV), and rejected the threefold revelation of the Spiritual Gospel of the Light.   What this fundamentally means is that in their error they interpreted spiritual truths in a carnal perception of the Word.

If our prayers are to be answered, and we are to become the recipients of the higher revelation of the Word, it is important for believers today to recognize the fact that the obstacle which confronts our path is not new to our own time, and we are dealing with an almost universal and perpetually reoccurring event in the common experiences of mankind.   What this means is regardless of the fact that the times may have changed, and the outward appearance of the culture may appear different, the problem is exactly the same today as it was throughout all periods in the history of man.   In the same way that the Apostle said that all of mankind has “come short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23 KJV), it can be demonstrated that whenever God sent a prophet to speak to the people, what the prophet said to the people was that their reasoning and efforts which were in accordance with their own vision of the meaning of the scriptures, came short of God's Vision of what is required of man.   Why?   Because the revelation of the Word is intended to open our minds to the realities that lie beyond the ten percent carnal limitations of natural man, and were designed to be a vehicle that bridges the barriers of this world with that of soul and spirit.

In the same way the Apostle has warned that all men have sinned, we must recognize that a parallel meaning of his words would convey that all men are born blind, deaf and ignorant.   Sin, ignorance, and darkness are all brought about by man’s disconnection from his indwelling spiritual essence.   In view of the fact that the Bible speaks of the transformation of mankind from a carnal to a spiritually mature being, and Jesus routinely commands those people who he healed to “sin no more”, we must recognize that the revelation of the scriptures embodies a process whereby our carnal nature is transmuted into something else -- something more complete within itself that neither sins, nor is ignorant.   The answer, then, is not for carnal man to cease to sin -- which is fundamentally something that is impossible for him to accomplish -- but rather, to move in the direction of wholeness and go to the source of the problem, which is his disconnection from his soul and spiritual natures.   This is not accomplished through denial -- but rather, by taking every aspect of our lives and living it to it’s highest ideal and pattern.

The children of the Light are those who have recognized the necessity of embracing the Truth that has been given to them through the process of manifesting and proving what has been received in their own lives.   Only when man begins to surrender to the higher knowledge, and he truly embraces and perfects what has been given to him, is man able to receive still greater Knowledge -- Knowledge that was -- and is beyond the comprehension of carnal man.  

The genuine Christian is not the person who believes and has faith in the accepted doctrines of any religious group -- even when that group claims to be of Christ.   The Evangelical Christian is of the opinion that the Jehovah’s Witness is a member of a cult -- the Jehovah’s Witness believes the Evangelical Christian has embraced Pagan doctrines -- which group is correct?   In most instances, no amount of witnessing to the Evangelical Christian will convert them, and vice versa.   Here we have two groups of sincere believers who call upon the name of the Son of God, and yet they cannot agree on anything.   Why?   If one is right and the other wrong, why doesn’t God have mercy and reveal His truth to the group that is wrong?   What if both groups are wrong?

The genuine Christian is the disciple of the Light that is ready and willing to receive the higher knowledge that Jesus revealed only to his most faithful disciples.   Neither the Jehovah’s Witness, the Evangelical Christian, nor the greater majority of mainstream churches are willing to do this, because they remain firmly anchored to the doctrines of their respective churches which they believe to be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.   Thus, it is impossible for the modern-day people of the simple faith to move beyond the “milk” of the gospel, and embrace the Mysteries of God.

In this respect, it is not those who claim to believe, and yet remain spiritually stagnant who are the genuine Christians -- even when they sing and praise the Lord with great dedication and fervor.   From a biblical perspective, the disciple of the Light is he who is willing to add to his faith and belief the knowledge that the Lord gives, and then dedicate their lives to following his commandments in the endeavor to implement and manifest what has been received -- regardless of either the rejection, or the consequences, that are encountered while dwelling in this realm.   In this respect, few Jehovah’s Witnesses or Evangelical Christians are willing to entertain anything beyond the accepted doctrine of their respective groups.   If what the Apostle warns is true, and their knowledge is partial and incomplete, then we must ask how can they possibly be reached to expand their thinking beyond their present doctrinal limitations?   Sadly, they can’t!  

 

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