In this part of my series i will take a different approach to what people are used to in the religious section...
As with the rest of these threads i will attempt to show the reader evidence that You are body and spirit... Both exist simultaneously as ONE in the
same place in time. Realization of the spirit is of Vital importants in your spiritual progression in this life...
This will come from sources that most christians have deemed Heretical in nature... but keep in mind this is not Christian theology... this is my
I will let the reader decide...
I do not represent any sect of any religion, nor do i seek conversion.
And so we begin...
It has been said that Jesus taught many things to his appostles that were not written down... There is also many statements within the bible that
state that there are "mysteries" and secrets that were kept from the majority of his followers and only taught to his closest friends.
HE conversed with His disciples in private, and especially in their sacred retreats, concerning the Gospel of God; but the words which He uttered
have not been preserved, because it appeared to the evangelists that they could not be adequately conveyed to the multitude in writing or in speech
and they saw what things were to be committed to writing, and how this was to be done, and what was by no means to be written to the multitude, and
what was to be expressed in words, and what was not to be so conveyed.
The existence of these "mysteries" can be found within the NT...
Mark 4:11-12 / Matt. 13:11-12 - Matt. 11:25-26
/ 1 Cor. 2:6-8 / 1 Cor. 4:1
One of these "mysteries" is reincarnation... and believe it or not "resurection"...
Both are taught in almost all forms of religion (save one)... And there is a reason for this...
IF you believe you only have one life to live, and religion has the keys to "eternal life"... They have power over you... According to them there is
only one way... their way or eternal damnation in "hell"...
This is incorrect... And one of the biggest lies in human history...
As you can see, even those that commit the greatest of "sin"... still gain access to the afterlife... there is no exception to this rule...
And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be
forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
Now please do not misunderstand... Know that where there is reward, there is also punishment... though the mythological "hell" is only an option IF
you truely believe such a place exists... Your believe in said firey place, and the guilt of your actions within this life MIGHT land you in such a
place... Belief is very powerful, it creates reality even after the death of the body.
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: 38Give, and it shall be given
unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete
withal it shall be measured to you again.
Or in other words, what you do will come back to you... in this life or the next...
The Apocalypse of Paul tells of a soul that has commited murder... And as he is whipped by "angels" his peers within life are witness to his crimes
against his brothers... and after his punishment and judgement he is "cast down" into a body prepared for him...
Then the Holy Spirit who was speaking with him caught him up on high to the third heaven, and he passed beyond to the fourth heaven. The Holy
Spirit spoke to him, saying, "Look and see your likeness upon the earth." And he looked down and saw those who were upon the earth. He stared and saw
those who were upon the [...]. Then he gazed down and saw the twelve apostles at his right and at his left in the creation; and the Spirit was going
But I saw in the fourth heaven according to class - I saw the angels resembling gods, the angels bringing a soul out of the land of the dead. They
placed it at the gate of the fourth heaven. And the angels were whipping it. The soul spoke, saying, "What sin was it that I committed in the world?"
The toll-collector who dwells in the fourth heaven replied, saying, "It was not right to commit all those lawless deeds that are in the world of the
dead". The soul replied, saying, "Bring witnesses! Let them show you in what body I committed lawless deeds. Do you wish to bring a book to read
And the three witnesses came. The first spoke, saying, "Was I not in the body the second hour [...]? I rose up against you until you fell into anger
and rage and envy." And the second spoke, saying, "Was I not in the world? And I entered at the fifth hour, and I saw you and desired you. And behold,
then, now I charge you with the murders you committed." The third spoke, saying, "Did I not come to you at the twelfth hour of the day when the sun
was about to set? I gave you darkness until you should accomplish your sins." When the soul heard these things, it gazed downward in sorrow. And then
it gazed upward. It was cast down. The soul that had been cast down went to a body which had been prepared for it. And behold, its witnesses were
Pistis Sophia, one of my favorite texts discribes this process in detail... You are given the body you deserve...
A "man who curses" is given a body that will be continually "troubled in heart". A "man who slanders" receives a body that will be "oppressed".
A thief receives a "lame, crooked and blind body". A "proud" and "scornful" man receives "a lame and ugly body" that "everyone continually
despises." Thus earth, as well as hell, becomes the place of punishment.
Yet even those that have not understood the ways of God are not Cast into "hell"...
There are many arguements on these very forums that state: What if a person lives a good life, but has never heard of Jesus?
As i've said, everyone without exception
will return to the source... Even those that have not realized the existence of the spirit will be
given what they deserve...
I was given a sound body to live in because I was already good." (Wisdom of Solomon 8:19-20)
Pistis Sophia also gives us an answer to this question.... this person will return to the physical world and be given "a cup filled with thoughts and
wisdom" allowing the soul to remember its divine origin and pursue the "mysteries of the light"
Thereafter there cometh a receiver of the little Sabaōth, the Good, him of the Midst. He himself bringeth a cup filled with thoughts and wisdom,
and soberness is in it; [and] he handeth it to the soul. And they cast it into a body which can neither sleep nor forget because of the cup of
soberness which hath been handed unto it; but |389. it will whip its heart persistently to question about the mysteries of the Light until it find
them, through the decision of the Virgin of Light, and inherit the Light for ever."
This life is a educational system... designed for us to learn how God wants us to act... IF you don't learn what you're here to learn... you will
return to the phyiscal world in whatever body you've earned.
HE is the way.
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