Part I






The Missing Piece To The Puzzle

The Great Void That Mentally Flat-Lines Seekers

The Problem With Organic Consciousness

The Diabolical Church

PART TWO: Who Killed The Christ? Did The Jews Have Freewill?

Can Judas Be Held Accountable?

The Doctrine Of Insane Irrationality

Who Resists God's Will?

Are People Predestined To Hell?

The Absolute Irrationality Of Calvin

PART THREE: Who Leads You?

Christians Not Permitted To Question Actions Of God - Even When Evil Prevails

The Folly Of The Westminster Confession

PART FOUR: Do You Have Freewill? Evil Spirits Sent By God

The Spiritual Limitations Of Holding Evil Beliefs About God

Origen - A Window Into The Pre-Nicene Church - Predestination Stripped Naked

Embryonic Triangulation

PART FIVE: The Dogma Of Desperation

Embryonic Transformation




   The Missing Piece To The Puzzle: One of the most disturbing questions that has continually divided the opinions of the church almost since its very inception, is the two great conflicting biblical doctrines of Divine Providence versus freewill.   Which of the two paradoxical opposites are correct?   When one group of sincere believing Christians read the Bible to learn the Word of God, they see in the scriptures very plainly that God Ordains all things in this life -- i.e., not only all things good and evil, but also each and every event that mankind experiences.   Yet, when another group of equally sincere Christians open and read their Bibles, they conclude that people have freewill, and are therefore required to make the proper choices in life.   Which position is true?   The problem is that if you can't answer this paradoxical question and derive the proper answer which demonstrates that both paradoxical opposites are equally true, then you will find yourself spiritually flat-lined to the degree that no real progress can be made beyond that point, until you possess the missing piece to the puzzle of the equation of freewill vs Divine Providence.    Why can't you make any progress beyond this point?    Because those who preach the gospel are missing one of the most important keys to understanding the very nature and purpose of life itself, in many instances we can observe the modern preacher doing a juggling act -- i.e., on one had they attempt to preach to the people that they must make the proper choices in their lives, while attempting to balance the uncountable number of passages of scriptures that openly state that everything in life is pre-ordained by God.    

How important is it for us to rectify these two conflicting doctrines that are well represented throughout the scriptures?   It is so important, that the Rev. Charles Spurgeon, one of the foremost respected Christian authorities, sincerely put the matter in the proper light when he wrote: “The system of truth revealed in the Scriptures is not simply one straight line, but two; and no man will ever get a right view of the gospel until he knows how to look at the two lines at once… Two truths cannot be contradictory to each other… and it is only my folly that leads me to imagine that these two truths can ever contradict each other” (Charles H. Spurgeon, Autobiography Vol. 1: The Early Years. pp. 173, 174).   Very truthfully, Rev. Spurgeon is correct, and they form the foundational principle of the Apostle Paul’s rather profound statement to the people of the common faith when he admonished those who think they know the true Gospel message: “And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know” (1 Cor 8:2 NKJ).   Yet, to the demise of the faithful flock of believers, religious authorities ignore the great profound wisdom that is being presented.   Why do they ignore what the Rev. Spurgeon portrays as his folly because of his inability to comprehend what brings these two lines of biblical truth together?   Because when truth be told, they simply do not have an answer to the problem?   So they preach a doctrinal account that is openly rejected in many important biblical teachings and concepts.   

While we hear many Christians today proclaim that Jesus is the truth, they ignore the problem that unless we can faithfully and sincerely manifest the teachings and the Word of God in our daily lives, Jesus himself warned us: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.   Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ (Matt 7:21-23 NIV).   The problem that confronts each and every person today is that, unless we can bring these two lines of biblical truth together, and then act accordingly, there is no way that we can manifest the “…will of the Father” in our lives.  

While Christians today are correct in their proclamation that Jesus is the truth, the problem remains that these two paramount lines of truth that even the Rev. Spurgeon, one of the most respected of Christian biblical authorities could not merge into One, remains the great flaw in the thinking of the Church today -- a flaw that is the root cause of all modern-day conflict in doctrine.   Paul and all the biblical authors emphatically warn believers with regard to natural man’s inability to utilize a greater part of his potential of mind (see Mystery Of The Gospel) -- and to a great degree, it is man's powerlessness to merge these two truths that is at the center of our problem.   Such sects as the Jehovah's Witnesses, Evangelical Christians, and the mainline Protestant sects are unable to agree on even the most fundamental of theological points -- and this is again due to their inability to merge these two great biblical truths.    

The harsh reality with which the modern believer is confronted with is seen in the fact that, because what Paul portrays as "natural" man cannot merge these two lines of truth into One, believers in effect alienate themselves from the very Word of God which they proclaim to champion.   This is especially seen in the fact that modern believers do not at all believe in the same manner as the disciples and followers that Jesus personally taught -- labeling them heretics who were too Jewish to understand the Gospel Message.   But is the condemnation of the Gentile Church valid?   Modern Christians fail to understand why the first century disciples and followers of Jesus believed differently than they do today -- yet, when properly understood, the looming problem exists because the modern believers cannot merge these two great paradoxical truths together.   In like manner, it is this same inability to merge these two lines of biblical truth that causes believers not to comprehend the importance of the higher Christian Knowledge -- a Knowledge that the first Gentile believers who were the disciples of Paul, claimed was absolutely necessary to man's salvation.    

  The Great Void That Mentally/Spiritually Flat-Lines Seekers: The missing piece to the puzzle has created a void -- and this great void in the believers perception of life, themselves, and their relationship to our Creator God.   This void places an almost insurmountable obstacle between us and the Lord's Anointed -- the Messiah/Christ -- who we desire to have a personal relationship with.   It is this same void that inhibits our ability to understand the deeper meaning of the scriptures -- the higher teachings of the Gospel -- and the perception of man's true spiritual nature.   

While on the surface this void is demonstrated in the believers inability to harmonize the biblical doctrine of Divine Providence and freewill -- what we fail to realize is the fact that this void has been brought about by a still greater emptiness that has rendered every manmade doctrine that man concocts to explain the world in which he dwells, desolate and barren.   In First Corinthians, the Apostle Paul calls the wisdom of this world foolishness -- which is fundamentally the same as what was spoken by Solomon in the words: “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov 14:12 KJV).   The great truth that the Bible is attempting to caution us about is again seen in the warning: Because human reasoning is based upon the limitations of the physical body in which we are presently dwelling, every lofty idea that we conceive of -- whether religious or non-religious -- is so limited in its scope of vision, that it is man's very own religious and social philosophy that causes his own demise!   The truth of the matter is that where we view ourselves as an enlightened and knowing people, we are actually appallingly ignorant with respect to the very reason, essence and purpose of life itself.   

In recognition of these biblical assertions that inhibit believers from comprehending man’s own higher reality of soul and spirit, man in fact sever himself from a true personal relationship with the Son of God when he routinely attempt to explain away many of the most important New Covenant concepts that Jesus himself openly taught.   Thus, we ignore the words of Jesus when he said we must be as perfect as our Heavenly Father (Mt 5:48) -- we ignore the many statements of Paul that tell us that True Wisdom can only be spoken among those who are perfect -- and we are unable to perceive the true depth of the biblical commandment that we must be complete in all of our being.    

It is not that we ignore many of the most important teachings of the New Covenant consciously -- i.e., no church authority opens the pages of the Bible and intentionally attempts to explain away many of the most important elements of New Covenant teachings -- the problem is that we just lack the foundational mindset to perceive the Mysteries of God that Paul warns is perceived and rejected as utter "foolishness" to the natural mind of man (see Mystery Of The Gospel).   The result is that, in place of true spiritual wisdom which is an outgrowth of one’s own personal experiences and interaction with their indwelling soul and spiritual nature, carnal man creates doctrines intended to explain mysteries that are beyond his organic carnal comprehension -- and as with all manmade doctrines, what would appear to be the conclusions of brilliant minds attempting to assist others in their endeavor to better understand the Word of God by conveying to them their vision of what the message of the scriptures states, it is these doctrines and explanations that in essence obstructs the very path that leads the flock of believers in their journey into The Way.    

The problem is that no philosophical or quasi-religious explanation can possess even a shred of validity, until it is perceived within the original spiritual foundational mindset from which the scriptures have emerged -- which mindset must begin with a proper concept of our true beginning and source of being as envisioned within the framework of our eventual destiny.   And thus the true nature of the problem that confronts even the most brilliant of minds of organic man, is seen in the fact that that this higher vision of man's greater reality is impossible to behold from a carnal perspective. 

It is because Christians have closed their minds to the biblical assertion God is not mocked (Gal 6:7), and each of us inherits the result of our own past actions and deeds -- and what we perceive as Divine Providence has been brought about by a series of pre-existent conditions -- which means that the gift of freewill is dependent upon the manner in which we have conducted ourselves in the past -- that we have brought upon ourselves lives of very limited spiritual growth and understanding in our quest to see the Face of God. 

If asked, all men would quickly answer in the affirmative when the question is posed to them if they would like to know the Truth and Mysteries of Creation.   Yet, in truth, few would men would be willing to pay the cost with regard to time, desire, perseverance and dedication.   Why?   Because in order to know the Truth, it is absolutely necessary to become an Expression of the Truth.   The result is that in our effort to explain what we perceive through our physical senses, we fail to embrace the fundamental principles upon which The Way must be walked and transcended.   Instead of doing what Jesus did, and adhering to biblical commands, we replace the teachings of TheWay with philosophical beliefs, and express our faith in the traditions of the Church as in the manner of the religion of Constantine and a series of Pagan Roman Emperors who forced their doctrines upon the Church -- i.e., ”Constantine easily believed that the heretics, who presumed to dispute his opinions or to oppose his commands, were guilty of the most absurd and criminal obstinancy... Not a moment was lost in excluding the ministers and teachers of the separated congregations from any share of the rewards and immunities which the emperor had so liberally bestowed on the orthodox clergy. But as the sectaries might still exist under the cloud of royal disgrace, the conquest of the East was immediately followed by an edict which announced their total destruction”.    Thus, in the same way that whoever did not embrace the religion of the emperor met with the sentence of death -- i.e., After becoming the head of the Church Constantine issued  " edict which announced [the] total destruction” of those Christians who refused to accept the religion of the emperor -- and futher, whatever scriptures did not conform to the approved version, was immediately destroyed (see ).    

Once our flaw is properly understood, it can be observed that everything in our modern-day society patterns itself after these same concepts that are foundational to the New Covenant theology.  A person cannot obtain a license to practice medicine, law, or any other profession, without learning from the masters of that profession, and meeting their required standards.   A person can believe they are a healer, or a legal expert, or any other profession, but their belief does not make it so.   In the same way, the essence of New Covenant teachings is to enable the disciple to overcome the three-dimensional limitations of this realm, and learn directly from the Master of The Way.   That men who have failed to accomplish this requirement have created churches and doctrines without having learned directly from the Master, is as counterfeit as a layman who declares himself to be a licensed professional.  

A profound biblical doctrine that is neither recognized, nor understood by the greater number of believers today, is that God only reveals His Truth -- which Truth includes a more enlightened understanding of God's Plan for the eventual destiny of mankind -- to a certain select group of people.   And what is the requirement?   It is no different than the same criteria that we expect of the professionals in our own society -- i.e., that the disciples and seekers apply themselves to the commandments of The Way, practice the teachings of the New Covenant in their life, and learn only from the true Source of Knowledge, and then use their proficiency to heal and guide the people.    

Regardless of the fact that many people of the simple faith claim to know the Truth, the Bible states that the Higher Truth is only revealed to the very few in number who are willing to embrace the Light in its fullness.   The scriptures warn that unless the necessary process of spiritual transformation has been brought about -- even by baptized and confirmed committed Christian believers (see Mystery Of The Gospel) -- that the congregation of believers and their leaders will remain blind to the true meaning of the written word of the scriptures.   If, then, it is our desire to move beyond what is counterfeit by virtue of its incompleteness, and begin to embrace what is truly genuine, it is absolutely necessary for us to comprehend the criteria that God uses in His choice as to whom He will reveal the Higher Revelation of the Mysteries that the Bible makes reference to.   

  The Problem Of Organic Consciousness:  While believers would like to think that they understand what the scriptures warn that organic man is profoundly blind to on the basis of a profession of faith and allegiance, the problem is in fact brought about by the very limitations of the body and physical human consciousness.    And this is why Paul warned in the foregoing link, that even baptized, committed Christians will be incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God.   Paul further warns of the absolute need to bring about the transformation of the body and the physical organic consciousness (see Transformation), which is the result of acquiring a mature understanding which imbues the person with Spiritual Knowledge imparted to them directly from God, and the necessity of living this Knowledge and the Truth wholistically in our daily word, thoughts, desires and deeds.   Our quest to merge the two biblical lines of truth that the Rev. Spurgeon portrayed as his folly to understand -- bringing these two lines of truth into One -- must therefore begin with the realization that the shadow church which came into existence in the fourth century under Pagan Rome, brought about a total reinterpretation of essential spiritual concepts and requirements in an attempt to empower the manmade quasi-religious institution which Constantine created.   In order for this shadow church to be successful, it became necessary to re-establish the criteria for man’s salvation in accordance with the vision of the ruling political authority of the empire.   Thus, if you professed your allegiance to their god -- generously contributed to the church’s collection plate -- and were a member in good standing -- then you met the criteria, and you were said to be saved.   In order for the church to exist as a means to empower the ruling political structure, the whole concept of the believer walking in TheWay in order to overcome the physical organic barrier of this realm, and enter into the actual Presence of God, had to be suppressed.   When the genuine spiritual Christians refused to pledge their allegiance to the shadow church created by the political power of Pagan Rome -- claiming that to be a Christian, one must live in accordance with the criteria of Christ -- they were condemned as heretics and killed.  

It can be easily observed that in today’s culture the tenets of humanism has been thoroughly incorporated into our very politically correct society.   In an uncountable number of ways, this is good.   All people should be treated with Godly respect and dignity -- all people should be free to pursue their goals and aspirations in life -- all people possess the unalienable right to embrace the American dream in the reality of their own individual perception of the pursuit of happiness.   The problem is that because we have attempted to close our eyes to reality, and ignored the fact that equality does not mean that all people are the same, we have not only destroyed the very fabric and essence of our Constitutional form of government, but we have further undermined the very foundation of the Church.    

If Jesus was to return to this world and once again walk our streets, he would not only be rejected by the majority of people in our present-day culture, but he would be vehemently opposed and even killed by the very churches who proclaim their allegiance to the Word of God.   The problem would immediately come to light that Jesus could not embrace the all-inclusive politically correct culture that is prevalent today -- and though he would exhibit great compassion, he could not interact with all people as if they were the same.   In this respect the Bible is not only very selective in it’s criteria as to who will be approved by God -- who will receive the knowledge with respect to the meaning and purpose of life -- and who will succeed or fail in their endeavors that they pursue -- but appears to even employ a very selective process that is not only predetermined for each individual prior to their being born into this life, but further embraces the doctrine that each and every one of us has a different destiny that cannot be changed, and was brought about by controlling forces that came into being prior to our even being born into this life.  

The modern church is founded upon the principle that all people have the ability to come to Jesus and be saved.   To even question this doctrine of all-inclusive and universal salvation, would in effect bring into question the very purpose and validity of the church itself.   From the perspective of the modern church, it is taught that all people are sinners -- all need to repent and come to Jesus -- who will universally save all who believe.   And while there is a basis to admit that this foundational doctrine of the church is fundamentally true, the church has redefined from a very carnal perspective such concepts as faith, belief, repentance, and even what it means to come to Jesus.   Moreover, there is another aspect to the equation that modern believers are simply not equipped to deal with -- an important element of the Gospel message that the uninformed will even find frightening.   And in order to understand the essence of both the Gospel and the purpose of life itself, it is necessary to open our minds to the assertion of men such as the Rev. Spurgeon who warned us that the scriptures very clearly exhibit two lines of truth which totally contradict each other with respect to the issue of freewill and predestination.   

A profound biblical doctrine that the majority of Christians today simply cannot accept is the biblical assertion that the playing field of life appears very uneven when the idea that God predestines some people to destruction, while others He predestines to glory (Rom 9:21-23) is entered into the equation.   And if we ask why the knowledge of these very paradoxical truths are important?   Because very little can be understood with regard to walking in TheWay and making any real spiritual progress, as well understanding the true depth of New Covenant teachings, without a thorough comprehension of these truths upon which Paul's doctrine of faith is founded.   In fact, it can be asserted that Paul’s doctrine of faith is founded upon the idea that since everything in life has already been predetermined before even the founding of the world, that the believer must have faith that God has pre-chosen them to be saved -- and there is nothing they can do with respect to works or deeds that can alter God’s Will. 

What I am saying is that the core vision of Paul's doctrine of salvation through faith can only be perceived and embraced when the believer possesses a very clear understanding of the inter-workings of Divine Providence and freewill.   How important is this vision of the workings of these two principles?   The fact that salvation through faith and Divine Providence versus freewill are both contained in Paul's Epistle to the Romans, is because they are directly related one to the other.   Moreover, it would be near impossible to inherit salvation through faith, without a very clear perception of how the Hand of God moves the hearts and lives of man with respect to Divine Providence and freewill!  

When the Bible attempts to convey to us -- the reader -- that what is contained in the pages of scripture is beyond human reasoning, this great truth is based upon man's failure to embrace First Principles.   There will come a time in the existence of every soul that has ever existed where they will gaze upon the most Sublime and Secret Truths of Creation -- but in the manner of the man who receives his college diploma, that day can never arrive until the man has embraced every single level of knowledge along The Way.   In the same way that a college diploma cannot be received by all, but only by those who are worthy, the great Truths of Creation cannot be received by all, but only by those few souls who have undergone the transformation and rebirth from a natural to a spiritual man. 

A fundamental principle upon which the Bible is written is that only those who have proven themselves, and have been found worthy, will be able to gaze upon the scriptures and perceive the Spiritual meaning of the Word.   What is clearly stated in the body of the text of the scriptures is that only a chosen few are given this Sacred Knowledge -- Knowledge that is often concealed from the very people who believe they are the chosen of God -- as seen where it is written: “He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given… Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive... But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them” (Matt 13:11-17 KJV). 

What should be particularly disturbing to the modern believer is the fact that this handful of men whom the Lord revealed these sacred truths to -- truths that “many prophets and righteous men have desired to see” -- truths which the Bible refers to as the Mysteries of God that very few men and women have ever been permitted to gazed upon -- truths that were the foundational principles which one must possess a comprehension of, in order to merge the paradoxes of both the scriptures and life together -- were themselves condemned as heretics by the Gentile church which history proves was very Pagan and heathen in its perception and manner of worship.   Yet, without the knowledge that these Hebrew Holy men possessed, the Christian world has paid dearly as the church was plunged into the all-pervading darkness that controlled it for over a thousand years.   Even today the legacy of the Roman Church continues to plague us when it is realized that we cannot possess a vision of the Divine Plan, when it is beyond our ability to even comprehend why Jesus taught in the manner that he did -- revealing his Sacred Truths only to a very few, while concealing the very spiritual essence of his teachings from the majority of people who listened to him! 

   The Diabolical Church: In our manner of present-day reasoning, we have no means to explain how God would permit the church to become so corrupt as it did under Pagan Rome -- corrupt to the degree that it could be said of this church in the words of Martin Luther that “even Antichrist himself, if he should come, could think of nothing to add to its wickedness” (Quoted in: The Great Thoughts; compiled by George Seldes)?   Moreover, throughout most of Christian history it was against the law -- punishable by death -- to even make the Bible available to the common people to read, that they might know the Word of God.   It is a fact that the first man who translated the Bible from Latin into the language that the people could read, was burnt at the stake for such a defiance of Church authority which banned the common people from having access to the scriptures.  Therefore, reasonable people will have to acknowledge that throughout most of Christian history, the genuine Word of God in the form of the written scriptures, could not have been made available to the people through the church. 

If we believe the biblical doctrine that God sees and knows all things from the beginning of time to the end, then we must pose the question as to why God would reject the Jews -- hardening their hearts to insure they rejected Christ -- only to espouse a church that embraced every sort of evil that man could possibly conceive of?   In fact, history demonstrated conclusively that whatever sins the Jews committed throughout all of their history upon this earth, pales in relation to the inhumane atrocities committed by the Church of Constantine and the long succession of Roman Emperors, Popes and church authorities that followed in his footsteps throughout one of man’s darkest periods in his existence in this world.  

We are talking about a church that was spiritually and morally bankrupt, literally licensed sin, ruled over the people of the earth with impunity, whereby a class of pseudo-priests corrupted and subverted the very essence of New Covenant principles -- and yet, the priests of this Church called themselves the people of God.   What becomes truly difficult for the skeptic to comprehend, is that when it is realized that this apostate Church of infidels was predicted throughout the New Testament -- and especially by Paul (see Church Of The AntiChrist) who stated that Satan would be worshiped as God by the Church which proclaimed belief in Jesus -- it is important that we understand why God would move in the manner that He did in His seeming rejection of the Jews, and His adoption of a truly depraved church of heathen worshiping Pagans?   What becomes truly incomprehensible is the biblical assertion that it was the very Hand of God that hardened the hearts and minds of the Jews to reject Jesus, so He could embrace a heathen people that He knew before hand would violate every element of standards that He (God) ever set before man.

It has been said in a countless number of ways that the manner in which God moves are not easy for man to comprehend.   The element that complicates the problem, and places reality beyond the scope of human thought, is man's inability to perceive the criteria that God uses in His infinite Wisdom -- i.e., why God approves one person, while rejecting others.   The task becomes almost insurmountable when we acknowledge what the Bible itself says with regard to the very selective nature that Jesus demonstrated in choosing his disciples, and especially the criteria used in his choice of who would be permitted to hear and receive the higher Mysteries of God. 

Traditionally we have been taught the position of the Gentile Church that the disciples of Jesus were too Jewish to embrace a correct sense of the Gospel message.   It was therefore a commonly held opinion expressed in many of the early church writings that only the Apostle Paul was able to perceive the true gospel of Christ.   Yet, from a biblical perspective, the fallacy of this assertion is easily demonstrated when it is realized that from an historical point of view, Jesus did not choose his disciples from among the religious Jews -- but rather, he chose fisherman, tax collectors and men from the common experience of life.   On the other hand, Paul referred to himself as a Jew among Jews -- a Pharisee who Jesus condemned, and who persecuted the followers of Christ -- a man who did not follow Jesus of his own accord, as did the disciples -- but rather, had to be forcibly converted through what would be considered an extreme religious experience while he was on his way to stone the followers of Jesus, and kill them.    

If, then, there is any validity to the assertion of the Gentile converts, then what they are in essence saying is that God made very poor choices with regard to the criteria He used to choose the disciples of Jesus.   In the first place it was the Father-God who chose those who would be the followers of Jesus, and this fact is clearly seen in the many biblical statements which convey: “I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you” (John 17:6-7 NIV).   If these men who were chosen by God, and taught and brought into the presence of God by Jesus could not understand the true message of the New Covenant -- men who were Anointed by the Holy Spirit -- then as modern believers today, we can be sure of absolutely nothing.  

Going still one step further: In view of the fact that the Bible clearly states that God knows the future of all men throughout all time yet to come, then there is yet another problem that enters into the equation.   Since none of the original disciples of Jesus was drawn from among the religious Jews, as was Paul -- and if it is true that only Paul was able to embrace the genuine gospel message, then from the reasoning of the Gentile church, the paramount reason why the Jews as a whole were unable to come to Christ, was because of the poor choices with regard to those who was chosen to be the original disciples of Jesus.   If it is true that Paul was the only one who could understand the genuine gospel message, then it can be demonstrated that the flaw was due to the fact that Jesus should have chosen his disciples from among the religious Jews who he condemned, instead of from among the common people. 

From the Jewish perspective it can be maintained that if the Gentile church is correct in their assertion that the Lord rejected the Jews and chose the people of the Nations to replace Israel as the people of the Covenant with God, then again we must observe a series of greatly flawed choices.   Even at their very worst, the Jews never embraced and permitted themselves to become totally consumed in the ocean of satanic evil that was commonplace among the Gentiles after their conversion to Christianity.   They never converted people with the sword -- never outlawed the reading of the Bible with the penalty of death -- never held inquisitions where they routinely tortured and tormented innocent people -- never burnt women and children at the stake -- nor did they ever permit their thinking to become so superstitious, that they brought about the Black Plague which decimated up to two thirds of the European population.   In view of the fact that it is easily understood why fallible people make bad choices -- it is unacceptable to attribute this same inferior condition to a Supreme Being who knows even the thoughts of all men who would live at a future time.    

If it is true that the rejection of the Jews and the subsequent adoption of the Gentiles was a conscious choice on the part of God, then mankind should be afraid, and truly fear the fate that possibly awaits him.   The Jews may not have been a perfect people, but they never once were consumed by the satanic evil that became the depraved reality of the Gentiles who called themselves Christian.   If the Bible is true where it states that God hardened the hearts of a more righteous people, in order to knowingly and consciously chose the most evil, Pagan, and heathen people of the earth, then we cannot say with any certainty what our future is.   At present the Southern Baptists are known for their fundamentalist interpretation of the Bible -- yet, in line with the above reasoning, this fundamentalism could be interpreted as a form of modern-day Phariseeism -- which strict observance of the scriptures God supposedly rejected.   On the surface it would appear that God loves sinners so much, that He exalts them above those who at least attempt to live a Godly life -- to the degree that this is exactly what Martin Luther based his doctrine of faith upon.   By embracing the doctrine of faith regardless of actions which was instituted by Martin Luther, the Christian world that emerged into modern times have totally failed to maintain the necessary biblical standards which are required in the Gospel teachings.  And while Christians are critical of the thinking and lifestyle of others, Christians continue to promote the doctrines of Martin Luther -- a Roman priest who embraced the Augustinian doctrine of Original Sin who failed to understand the doctrine of Divine Providence.   Luther went as far as to actually promote a life of sin as evidence of faith.  Luther rejected over half of the New Testament -- and in total opposition to the teachings of Yeshua, Martin Luther actually promoted sin as proof of salvation.  In Luther's own words: "Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong, but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world. We will commit sins while we are here, for this life is not a place where justice resides... No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day." ('Let Your Sins Be Strong, from 'The Wittenberg Project;' 'The Wartburg Segment', translated by Erika Flores, from Dr. Martin Luther's Saemmtliche Schriften, Letter No. 99, 1 Aug. 1521.) Luther believed that man is a congenital sinner because of the Original Sin of Adam and Eve, and that only those who God saves, will receive salvation.   Luther even went as far as to state that those who attempt to live a pious and holy life, have themselves rejected Christ: "Those pious souls who do good to gain the Kingdom of Heaven not only will never succeed, but they must even be reckoned among the impious; and it is more important to guard them against good works than against sin." (Wittenberg, VI, 160, quoted by O'Hare, in 'The Facts About Luther, TAN Books, 1987, p. 122.).   Like Calvin, Luther did not understand the doctrine of Divine Providence because key teachings had been removed from the scriptures by the Church (see Bible Corruption), and in their reactionary doctrine to the corruption of the Roman Church, the fathers of the Reformation plunged Christianity into an even greater apostasy to the true teachings of Jesus and the essential teachings and objectives of TheWay. 

Thus, as sincere seekers of Truth we must pose the question: Why would God reject a people such as the Pharisees who were at least attempting to live in accordance with a higher set of standards set forth throughout the scriptures, and embrace a totally diabolical people who, though they seemingly called upon the name of Jesus, continued to worship and live in their Pagan and heathenistic way?   Thus the problem -- i.e., that we do not comprehend the criteria which God uses is apparent in our inability to understand the manner in which the Hand of God moves the hearts of men.   This inability to perceive the designs of God is the result of a flaw in our thinking -- a flaw that we espouse when we refuse to embrace the biblical concept of man’s paradoxical reality.   In our blindness we label the original Ebionite Nazirene followers of Jesus as being too Jewish -- and yet, there is overwhelming biblical evidence to support the position that it was God Himself who wanted them to remain faithful to the Law of Moses.    

  In analysis, the thinking of the Gentile church was reactionary -- in that, it took a position opposed to the Messianic followers of Jesus because it was unable to perceive two lines of truth working harmoniously on a cosmic scale as envisioned by God --- with the result being the depravity that it very quickly became immersed in.   In much the same way, one of the major flaws in Protestant thought as we have come to know it is seen in the fact that it was again reactionary -- and thereby, it was molded by an extreme position that was formed against many of the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church.   Generally, all reactionary positions are doomed to failure because they take a very narrow position against another position, regardless of the element of truth contained in the original position. 

One of the faults that Martin Luther and the Reformers of the Middle Ages saw in the Roman Church was their doctrinal position that man is saved by a combination of both faith and works.   It is clear that in Luther's rather parochial reactionary position, he was not disturbed by the doctrinal conflict that is easily observed in the Epistles of Paul with respect to every other biblical authority.   He simply stated that Paul is right, and all the other inspired men who were themselves Anointed by the Holy Spirit were wrong.   It is for this reason that the Encyclopedia Britannica repeats the warning of many of our scholars and theologians where it is stated: “…Paul so changed Christianity as to become its 'second founder' - the real founder of ecclesiastical Christianity as distinct from the Christianity of Jesus.  They say, 'either Jesus or Paul' it cannot be both at once’”.  

In the same way that the flaw in the thinking of the Middle-age Reformers is seen in its reactionary position against that of the Roman Church, we cannot even begin to comprehend the shortcomings in the Epistles of Paul until we understand the framework of thought these religious concepts were written in.   It is therefore important for us to realize that Paul was ordained with the task of converting a people of a heathen mindset to that of a spiritually cultured manner of thinking.   Again, returning to the eleventh chapter of Paul's Epistle to the Romans with regard to his position on the Jews where Paul asks the question: “I ask, then, has God rejected his people?”   To which Paul answers: “By no means!”   In explanation Paul then writes: “God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew.” 

The rather strange doctrine that Paul then conveys to the readers of his Epistle, is that God ordained and planned all the events that transpired in the New Testament scriptures, so as to raise up the heathen Gentiles from their Pagan ways -- and this can be seen where he wrote with respect to the Jews: “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that should not see and ears that should not hear, down to this very day. And David says… let their eyes be darkened so that they cannot see… So I ask, have they stumbled so as to fall? By no means! But through their trespass salvation has come to the Gentiles, so as to make Israel jealous. Now if their trespass means riches for the world, and if their failure means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full inclusion mean! …For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead? …If the dough offered as first fruits is holy, so is the whole lump; and if the root is holy, so are the branches. But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in their place to share the richness of the olive tree, do not boast over the branches. If you do boast, remember it is not you that support the root, but the root that supports you. You will say, Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in. That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast only through faith. So do not become proud, but stand in awe. For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God's kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness; otherwise you too will be cut off… for God has the power to graft them in again. For if you have been cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree”.  

That God personally orchestrated all the events that transpired is seen in the words of the Apostle: “Lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to understand this mystery, brethren: a hardening has come upon part of Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles come in, and so all Israel will be saved; as it is written, The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob; and this will be my covenant with them when I take away their sins”.   The really perplexing statement of Paul is then found in his words: “For God has consigned all men to disobedience, that he may have mercy upon all” (Rom 11:1-32 RSV). 

What is Paul saying in this rather profound statement?   In order to even begin to get a sense of the wider scope of the gospel message, it is truly important that we acknowledge what the Apostle is stating -- i.e., that God has forced all people into lives of disobedience -- even blinding their eyes so they are unable to see man's true spiritual reality -- dulling their understanding so they are unable to reason at a higher level -- and hardening their hearts so they will sin and embrace the darkness of this world.   And what is the reason the Apostle gives that God has forced man to live and dwell in this manner that is called sinful?   Paul writes that he has ordained this so “…that he may have mercy upon all”.    

Of the word that is translated consigned -- i.e., “For God has consigned all men to disobedience…” -- the commentary Barnes' Notes writes of this word that “It is properly used in reference to those who are shut up in prison.  Regarding this same passage, the Wycliffe Commentary writes: “Paul's conclusion is that God imprisoned them all in disobedience in order that he might have mercy upon all. Each all in this verse refers to both Jew and Gentile. God shuts up men for the purpose of setting them free”.   Hospitals are taught to be on the lookout for this same condition inherent in some parents -- i.e., where they inflict harm on their child in order to save them from their impending fate.   As much as Christians neither like to admit nor understand what the Bible actually states, what Paul conveys to the reader is that it is God who forced mankind into these existences of disobedience in the manner of a physical, mental and spiritual imprisonment.   Moreover, the more sinful a person becomes, the greater their need for redemption, the more they are bestowed with the favors and grace of God.    

The problem is that because we possess a different vision of the Gospel than did Paul, these biblical doctrines are near impossible for the modern church to understand.   On the surface it would appear that God purposely makes choices from an opposite perspective than man -- often ordaining the evil over what appears to man as good.   Yet, the essence of the problem is seen in the fact that we do not understand the criteria that God uses in His choice of people -- and especially the criteria with regard to whom the Knowledge of the Mysteries of God will be revealed to.  


In this respect, the modern church is unable to ascertain the reason why Jesus chose certain people over others.   Because the modern church is unable to understand the criteria that was used, and the reason why Jesus acted in this very selective manner, the modern church has basically refused to acknowledge the biblical fact that Jesus taught two doctrines -- one to the common people -- and another in private to a very select few?   Why?   Because we want to create a level playing field where one does not exist -- i.e., doctrinally, we want to see God in a pre-defined image -- as being all-inclusive -- insuring that the Word is made available to all people in order that they can choose and be saved.   Yet, we ignore what the Bible itself proclaims -- and in so doing, we alienate ourselves from a more enlightened perception of the gospel message. 

If God was not all-inclusive, we reason, then we cannot be sure of our own salvation.   If there were two doctrines -- i.e., one for the people of the simple faith, and another for an inner core of initiates, then we could not be sure that we were able to perceive the most important aspects of the Gospel Message.   From a church perspective, this would not be good.   So we create in the minds of the people this false image of God, and assure them of the guarantee of their salvation.   Yet, in creating this false image, we simply ignore the reality that the Bible actually portrays.   

If the body of believing Christians were to honestly acknowledge what the Bible very clearly states -- i.e., that the true teachings of Jesus were concealed from the understanding of the multitudes, and revealed only to a very select few -- the acknowledgement of this very clearly defined biblical fact would be horrific from a church perspective.   Why?   They would be forced to admit that the Word was never made available to all people, which means that the church today does not possess a clearly defined understanding with regard to the doctrines and truths that Jesus taught only to a very exclusive group of men.   What the acknowledgement of this truth would in fact accomplish, is to affirm the words of the Apostle when he warned believers that they only possess a very superficial understanding of the Spiritual Gospel of Christ, as seen in the second and third chapter of First Corinthians. 

Modern church authorities fear to acknowledge these biblical facts because they would then have to admit the truth -- i.e., that the Gospel message which is preached today is very much an entry-level religion designed as an elementary set of beliefs intended for the multitudes who were in need of spiritual healing.   Further, these same church authorities refuse to acknowledge this same truth that is well established in both the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library of early Christian scriptures.   Because the original image of Christ does not fit their present-day patterns of belief, they choose instead to promote the vision of a Jesus who was born in the image of their own doctrine -- i.e., Jesus is the savoir of all people -- what he taught was very plain and clear -- that Jesus was all-inclusive -- and every believer is therefore assured of their salvation through faith in Christ.    

This all-inclusive doctrine that man is saved by faith is in fact the very problem that effectually alienates the modern Christian from the genuine essence of the Word of God.   In order to cling to this doctrine, the modern believer is literally forced to close their eyes to the genuine message of the scriptures, and affirm the position of Luther and the Middle Age reformers when they proclaimed: There is nothing in the gospel message that is very complicated -- no mystery -- everyone can hear the Word, proclaim their allegiance, and be saved.   Why?   One of the primary reasons is that if what the Bible states is true, and the essence of Christian teachings are immersed in a mystery that can only be revealed through man's individual spiritual nature and intimate connection with Christ, then the leaders of our churches would no longer be viewed as an authority.    

This problem is not new.   This same point was very much the essence of the argument that was leveled against the Spiritual Christians by those who called themselves Orthodox over the first three centuries of our Common Era.   The idea that man could circumvent the political structure and leadership of the church, and communicate directly with Christ, was simply unacceptable to the very carnal and politically motivated self-ordained leaders of the Gentile church. 

If we accept what the Bible says with regard to the fact that the Secrets and Mysteries of God that Jesus taught were concealed from the majority of people in the form of two doctrines -- a simple doctrine for the multitudes, and a very spiritual and complex doctrine that could only be revealed to the chosen few who were worthy to receive it -- then we would have to admit and come to terms with the rather profound message that the Apostle Paul very clearly warns us of: i.e., that we really don't know the spiritual essence of what Jesus truly taught.   The revelation of this fact would re-ignite the problem that has existed since the very beginning of the formation of the church itself -- i.e., how could modern church authorities confirm the message of the scriptures, and admit to the world that they do not understand the Mysteries of God? 

The truth of the matter is in fact horrific from the position of those who control the church!   Why?   The mere acknowledgement of this biblical fact would undermine the whole structure of the modern Christian religion -- and this is exactly the reason why the church has not embraced what has been revealed in such archeological discoveries as the Dead Sea Scrolls.   It must be understood that from a church perspective, the continued survival of the institutional manmade church, is more important than truth.   How can I make this rather profound statement?   The facts are very clearly presented with respect to the churches rejection of the Dead Sea Scrolls which was documented in an interview with John Allegro, who was at that time a Professor at Manchester University, and an expert who worked extensively on the scrolls.   In the August 1966 issue of Harpers Magazine, Prof. Allegro is quoted as saying: “The very scholars who should be most capable of working on the documents and interpreting them have displayed a not altogether surprising, but nonetheless curious, reluctance to go to the heart of their matter.   The scholars appear to have held back from making discoveries which, there is evidence to believe, may upset a great many basic teachings of the Christian Church.   This in turn would greatly upset many Christian Theologians and believers.   The heart of the matter is, in fact, the source and originality of Christian doctrine”. 

What is it that Prof. Allegro is saying?   Once we acknowledge the mystical and Gnostic roots of Jesus' teachings, and the fact that he was not all-inclusive in his revelation of the Word to the people, our whole understanding of the Word as it relates to the reality of man in our modern day would have to be severely altered from its current doctrinal perspective.   We could no longer say with certainty what people should believe -- what is proper with regards to our manner of worship -- or whether a person was truly saved.   The ramifications are so great, that to even acknowledge this rather profound biblical teaching -- a teaching that was openly embraced by the first Christians, and now supported by the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls -- would in fact undermine the whole foundation and structure of the modern church. 

How could we have leaders in a church who preach to the people what they should -- or should not believe -- and yet acknowledge the words of the Apostle Paul who warned believers that: “If any one imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know (1 Cor 8:2 RSV)?   If both our clergy and body of believers do not yet know as they ought to know, who then could stand before the world and preach that the Christian Church is the one universal religion for all mankind?   How can we preach the Good News, when we are not quite sure exactly what that Good News actually is?   We can't!   So we promote manmade doctrines, and close our hearts and minds to a number of very important key fundamental concepts and realities of life that the Bible very clearly states is true.  

What all the many recent archaeological discoveries have confirmed and demonstrated is that Prof. Allegro was correct in his assertion that our modern-day understanding of the source and originality of Christian doctrine” is defective.   Why?   Because the Bible does not support the tenets and structure of an organized church as we have today.   In the words of Prof. Elaine Pagles, in her book, The Gnostic Gospels:  It is the winners who write history - their way.   No wonder, then, that the viewpoint of the successful majority has dominated all traditional accounts of the origin of Christianity… It suggests that these religious debates - questions of the nature of God, or of Christ - simultaneously bear social and political implications that are crucial to the development of Christianity as an institutional religion.  In simplest terms, ideas which bear implications contrary to that development come to be labeled as heresy; ideas which implicitly support it become orthodox”.    

What we are talking about here is a matter of life and death from the perspective of an institutionalized church -- which by necessity, must have a fixed message upon which a hierarchy of clergy and religious authority are able to function in a quasi-political position.   In order for an institutionalized church to grow and survive, it must be founded upon a series of embedded and established doctrines that cement the whole of the structure from top to bottom in the eyes of the people.    

If a person, a group of clergy, or a church, is to maintain a stature of pre-eminence in the eyes of the adherent parishioners, then the church and its religious authorities must possess a commanding political position before the multitudes of believers.   In the case of the scriptures, what can therefore be used and even enhanced beyond biblical importance by the religious authorities, are affirmed in an institutionalized church -- what cannot, is ignored and lessened.   In the case of the Bible, because the fundamental teachings of the New Covenant do not even support an institutionalized church and clergy, the most important concepts of the Word had to be literally edited out of the scriptures. 

The great dilemma confronting Christians today is that, in order to begin to truly comprehend the spiritual nature of the scriptures, and understand the mysteries the Apostle could only allude to when he warned they “cannot be told, which man may not utter” (2 Cor 12:4 RSV), Christians must do as the Bible commands, and open their mind to higher concepts of reality that is simply beyond the comprehension of both the carnal believers, as well as the leaders of the institutionalized church.   To accomplish this, the genuine Christian must move his thinking beyond the limitations of this physical realm -- beyond the political limitations of the established church -- beyond the counterfeit tenets of our present-day politically correct cultural philosophy -- and learn to see all the many paradoxes and inconsistencies in both the scriptures and life itself, as we endeavor to seek the higher answers that only the Anointing of the Lord can reveal to the faithful disciple in search of Ultimate Truth.    

Only when we are ready to come to terms with this reality that is present in our own lives, are we able to see that the church itself not only followed in the footsteps of the Jewish sects of the Sadducees and Pharisees who Jesus condemned, but in going beyond a political and worldly mission that even these carnally minded Jews could imagine, the church itself became the tool of Satan -- as was very clearly portrayed by Martin Luther and the Reformers of the Middle-ages.   In this respect, the time has come where we must work to re-establish the spiritual foundation of the Church, so that our Heavenly Father can answer our prayers for greater understanding of the Mysteries of God.   We do this when we begin to open our minds to all that the Lord will reveal to us, and make ourselves teachable. 

In order to even begin to comprehend the Mysteries of God that Jesus only taught to his faithful disciples, it is absolutely necessary to understand why only a very few were chosen to hear these unutterable words, while the multitudes of people who themselves came to hear him speak and teach were not.   Just as important is the acknowledgement that our thinking is flawed with respect to the popular idea that God moves in an unpredictable manner.   Spiritual growth requires that we must seek to learn the criteria that God uses with regard to His choice in whom He will reveal His secrets to.    

To once again return to the great wisdom that was exhibited in the words of the Rev. Charles Spurgeon, lets examine the whole concept of what he wrote in his autobiography: “The system of truth revealed in the Scriptures is not simply one straight line, but two; and no man will ever get a right view of the gospel until he knows how to look at the two lines at once.  For instance, I read in one Book of the Bible, The Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him who hears say, Come.  And let him who is athirst, Come.  And whoever will, let him take the water of life freely [Rev. 22:17].  Yet I am taught, in another part of the same inspired Word, that it is not of he who wills, nor of he who runs, but of God Who shows mercy [Rom 9:16].  I see, in one place, God in providence presiding over all, and yet I see, and I cannot help seeing, that man acts as he pleases, and that God has left his actions, in a great measure, to his own free-will.  Now, if I were to declare that man was so free to act that there was no control of God over his actions, I should be driven very near to atheism; and if, on the other hand, I should declare that God so over-rules all things that man is not free enough to be responsible, I should be driven at once into Antinomianism or fatalism.  That God predestines, and yet that man is responsible, are two facts that few can see clearly.  They are believed to be inconsistent and contradictory, but they are not.  The fault is in our weak judgment.  Two truths cannot be contradictory to each other.  If, then, I find taught in one part of the Bible that everything is fore-ordained, that is true; and if I find, in another Scripture, that man is responsible for all his actions, that is true; and it is only my folly that leads me to imagine that these two truths can ever contradict each other” (Charles H. Spurgeon, Autobiography Vol. 1: The Early Years. pp. 173, 174). 

Do we have free will?   In many places of the scriptures it appears to suggest that we do.   And yet, in many other places the Bible reveals that Divine Providence -- which is the Will of God -- totally rules over every aspect of our lives.   If, therefore, we profess to believe in the Bible, and we desire to embrace the Light, we must not accept one of these paradoxical realities while rejecting the other.   We must instead embrace the premises that both are equally true. 

Perhaps even more difficult to understand is the fact that the Bible clearly teaches that we are responsible for the Divine Will that God exerts in our life.   In the words of Jesus: Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! Such things must come, but woe to the man through whom they come!” (Matt 18:7 NIV).   Why must they come?   Because God has willed it.   Again we must admit what the Apostle tells us at Romans 11:32 as seen in the commentary Barnes' Notes which writes of the word that we translate concluded, shut up, bound, committed and consigned: “It is properly used in reference to those who are shut up in prison”.   Only when we begin to accept the fact that the life we are presently living has been individually designed to meet our personal needs, and it is as if we have been imprisoned by a Higher Spiritual Power to live out the circumstances and events in our life, are we able to get a sense of the purpose of life itself. 

In the same way that Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him…”, we can progress no further in our own walk in The Way until we first understand why these people did not believe in Jesus, as seen in the words: For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere: ‘He has blinded their eyes and deadened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts’” (John 12:37-40 NIV).   Contrary to what we want to believe, it is important for us to realize what the Bible actually states -- i.e., that the people who did not accept Jesus did not reject him of their own accord, but because God did not permit them to believe in Jesus.   The problem is that, from a church perspective, when we acknowledge this very clearly defined biblical fact, we not only undermine the whole political structure of the church because what the Bible is actually confirming is that man not only does not possess the freewill that gives him the ability to choose to come to Jesus, but we further destroy the popular idea that Jesus was the all-inclusive savior that modern Christianity portrays him to be. 

How can Jesus be all-inclusive, when the Bible itself clearly teaches that only those who were pre-selected will not only believe in the Son of God, but will inherit the promise of salvation in the scriptures?   Using the Jews as an example: From a biblical perspective, it is of the utmost importance that we begin to recognize the reason why there was a pre-existent basis that caused the Hand of God to harden the hearts and minds of the Jews, and not permit them to believe in Jesus.   Moreover, if what the Bible states is true, and it was the Hand of God that hardened the hearts and minds of the Jews, then how can the Bible be correct in its assertion that it was the Jewish people themselves who were ultimately responsible for the conditions that God brought about in their lives with respect to the rejection of Christ?   It is important, because these same conditions exist in our own lives as a paramount truth that we must come to terms with if we are to continue our walk in The Way.   If, therefore, God forces each of us into a certain role that causes us to either sin or embrace the Light, we must ask the question as to what was the cause that is/was responsible for these events? 

In answering these profound biblical questions we must steer clear of the pitfall of traditional church thinking, and insure that we do not make the mistake of adopting one biblical truth over the other.   In this respect, we must refrain from asking which is true -- and instead open our minds to the higher understanding that merges the two truths into harmony.   The answer cannot be found until we realize that we must not choose one truth over the other -- and, in the words of Spurgeon: it is only my folly that leads me to imagine that these two truths can ever contradict each other”.     

We must begin the process of embracing the Higher Truth by taking the words of Spurgeon to heart, and recognize that the fault in our failure to understand is of our own doing.   What this means is that if we are to find the answer to the dilemma, we must refrain from questioning which passages of scripture is correct.   Do we have free will?   Or, is the Apostle Paul correct when he states: ”For he says to Moses, ‘I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.’” -- wherein the Apostle then explains that “It does not, therefore, depend on man's desire or effort, but on God's mercy” (Rom 9:15-16 NIV)? 

I acknowledge that it is a difficult task, but in order to begin to embrace the Mysteries and Higher Wisdom of God which the scriptures speak of, we must come to realize that one biblical truth does not negate the other.   Paramount to understanding the Mysteries of God is the absolute need to further realize that our present-day doctrine that Jesus was all-inclusive in his revelation of the Good News, is fundamentally flawed and defective.   Jesus was not all-inclusive!   He taught the multitudes in parables, and reserved his instruction of the Mysteries of God for those who were worthy of receiving their revelation!   If we, therefore, truly desire to be one of the few who are chosen to receive the Mysteries of the Gospel, then it is paramount that we first understand why the multitudes were rejected and only certain pre-selected individuals were chosen for this purpose. 

In the words of the Rev. Spurgeon, we must open our minds and learn to grasp the two lines of truth simultaneously.   Though we may not initially understand it, we must begin to recognize that all things are preordained -- and even though our lives are preordained, we are responsible for not only the result, but also the very events that the Hand of God has brought about in our daily lives.   Further, we must acknowledge the truth of those biblical verses that teach that some people do not possess free will at all -- that what appears to be choices for others are actually foreordained -- and that these people are also ultimately responsible for what God has brought into their lives.   In order to accomplish this, we are going to have to open our minds to concepts that far eclipses present-day human comprehension with respect to everything that we think we know about life. 

I understand full well that these spiritual concepts are not in accordance with our perception of an all-inclusive Gospel that was, and is, made available for all people to believe and be saved.   While it is true that God is all-inclusive, the paradox to the equation is that He is not all-inclusive in the manner that we think.   In the same way that our system of public education is all-inclusive -- in that, everyone has an absolute right to access the system -- it is also true that everyone does not have the right to access the system at any level of instruction they choose.   Thus, each of us is entitled to access the system only at the appropriate level that is determined by our own level of maturity and achievement.   We would no sooner permit a kindergarten student to attend college, than we would provide a graduate level curriculum to an elementary school level of education. 

If we truly desire to move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity (Heb 6:1 NIV), we must begin to acknowledge that this is exactly what the Bible states.   The Mysteries and Spiritual Gospel of Christ was only revealed selectively to a chosen group of people who were predestined to be taught what was concealed from the eyes and understanding of the majority of people who listened to Jesus teach.   When we begin to acknowledge this biblical fact, only then can be begin to understand the criteria that was used to select these few from among the many.   Ultimately, only when we comprehend the criteria which the Lord uses, are we able to move ourselves in that direction, and become the chosen who is deserving to receive the Spiritual Gospel of the Light.   





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