Originally posted by no1smootha
reply to post by EnochWasRight
The quote you posted is from a Brother of the Co-Masonic tradition, I accept her as a Freemason but the majority of Masons here wouldn't. I also
happen to agree with her opinion but I fail to understand why you maintain that Christianity is opposed to Theurgical practice. What is Christian
Baptism but a theurgical ritual cleansing one of sin in an act of sympathetic magic or Holy Communion where wine and bread are taken in remembrance of
His sacrifice of blood and body?
edit on 6-8-2012 by no1smootha because: (no reason given)
In all cases with Christianity, the symbolism of ritual is there to show our understanding of the central story as fulfilled by Christ. The entire
story is the story of Christ fulfilling the law for us. As a reflection of the truth in the symbols, Christ died FOR us. God, once again, gives us
everything. Our entire history as a planet is an education to flip our switch from pride to humility. The Mystery Schools are an attempt to take
what God provided and make it a selfish ambition of manipulation of the law for gain. They are told that this manipulation will make the LIKE God.
The symbol you mention of baptism represents our symbolic washing of the old sin and shame from our temple. It ultimately represents a root meaning.
In all cases with the mysteries and religion in general, the symbols have a root meaning. You will find that root meaning outlined in the Bible.
Baptism is our immersion into the water of the material world, with the ultimate goal of rising from the error to the spirit. It's a school. The
point of the school is the same as it is for Harry Potter. Overcome.
The only way to be like God is to take his name. The name is the character. Taking on the name of Christ requires that we mirror his life by giving
instead of taking. The cross was the pagan symbol of the mystery schools used to crucify God. God gave this back to man in humility. He
demonstrated his love for us while we were yet sinners. He came as a kinsman to redeem us from sin and death, but not before showing us His law
fulfilled in love--even for His own enemies.
If you can simply know the story from beginning to end, God is on both sides welcoming us to his kingdom. We MUST learn the law of love and replace
the nature of a thief with that of faith and hope. The temple mankind is trying to build here will crumble. The promise of our inheritance is for
10 When the Lord your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing
cities you did not build, 11 houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves
you did not plant—then when you eat and are satisfied, 12 be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land
Do you see what our inheritance is? It is not Earth, but another Earth where government is of the Lord and the cities are built in perfection. It
goes on to then show you how to keep yourself with God in truth.
13 Fear the Lord your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name. 14 Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you; 15 for the
Lord your God , who is among you, is a jealous God and his anger will burn against you, and he will destroy you from the face of the land. 16 Do not
put the Lord your God to the test as you did at Massah. 17 Be sure to keep the commands of the Lord your God and the stipulations and decrees he has
given you. 18 Do what is right and good in the Lord’s sight, so that it may go well with you and you may go in and take over the good land the Lord
promised on oath to your ancestors, 19 thrusting out all your enemies before you, as the Lord said.
This is the instructions for those coming OUT of Egypt. When we are released into the universe as new creations to receive our inheritance, this book
will be our hitchhiker's guide to that new existence. The lives we lived will be our reflecting point to keep us in appreciation of what God has
done. If we steal it away now, that becomes our reward.
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