New birth

Messages 2002

Truth and False Beliefs - Part 1.

May 13th, 2002

Received by H.

Cuenca, Ecuador.

 

I greet my dear brother A___ and his friend, the Reverend. For both, I feel so much appreciation, due to their dedication and effort in their constant quest for the Truth, so that my words will not suffice to express my feelings. I can only send them my love and my assurance that I will back them with all my forces in their noble desire.

Our message is simple: God is Love, and He shares it with all who so desire.

Such a simple message, and it may appear so complicated, especially when we take into consideration that, apart from this central message, we also communicate many statements we also call “Truths,” but which at the same time contradict what people usually believe. However, of that conflict we are going to speak in the second part of this message, which, as I warn you already now, my dear brother H___, will be very long.

First, let us focus on a few questions, which we have been asked.

 

1. On trinity

Repeatedly, we have communicated that that mysterious constellation, commonly known as “trinity,” does not exist. The doctrine of the trinity, in fact, has its origin in a dispute between several branches of the early church. Already some months ago, I dedicated part of a message, referring to the Epistle to the Ephesians, to this doctrine. Now, dear H___, write here the pertinent. That will save us energy, which we will be able to use with much profit for the remaining parts of our message.

[Judas had communicated on September 10th, 2001:

“In the fourth chapter of Ephesians there are some verses which were interpolated with the intention of making Jesus’ preexistence clear, and therefore, to refute the argument of the Judeo-Christians and later of other mostly gentile groups, who adhered to the same vision of Jesus, that is to say, they considered Jesus a mortal man who had obtained “Christ,” the Divine principle, a principle which all mortals could obtain, becoming Divine or Christs themselves. This teaching is called adoptionism.

Beginning with the second century, a paradoxical situation built up. Another group of Christians arose who taught that Jesus was in truth God Father, incarnated to assume the sacrifice in order to redeem humanity. This conception of Jesus, of course, was unacceptable for the group, which would result victorious after some centuries, forming the orthodoxy (“the correct opinion”) of the future, this orthodoxy where most Christian denominations derive from, Catholics as well as Protestants.

This situation was absurd, because these proto-orthodox Christians had to defend their position, that Jesus was God, against the adoptionists, and that Jesus was not God Father, against the patripassionists, as the other grouping was called (because the Father himself suffered the passion, according to their teachings). And on the other hand, they had to defend themselves against the accusation of preaching polytheism, or ditheism, teaching that there was a superior God (the Father) and another inferior God (the Son). Features of manipulations in this sense can also be found in the same chapter of Ephesians.

Out of this tension and out of such a paradoxical situation originated the doctrine of trinity, an absurd teaching trying to reconcile a hidden polytheism with Judaism’s pure monotheism.”]

We must keep in mind that many of the high officials of the second century church were first or second generation Christians. Through Paul’s epistles you may understand clearly that some members of the church even continued participating in pagan rites, which raised the provocative question: “Was it permitted to eat from the meat of animals which were sacrificed to the gods?”

The idea of trinity, therefore, which formed part of many pagan cults, not only in Hinduism but also in the Greco-Roman world, constituted a well-known and easily accepted concept. As I have explained, it was not introduced a priori into the doctrine of the church through some form of assimilation of pagan ideas, but because the internal conflicts in Christendom forced the orthodoxy to forge this term as a last resort to defend themselves against two “dangerous opponents” in their own ranks. And this idea did not cause uneasiness in the leaders of the later orthodoxy, since it was commonly accepted as something “natural,” so that even the pagan gentiles believed it. The firm rejection of those “heretics” of that doctrine only confirmed orthodoxy’s opinion that their statement was right, because its “profound truth” moved the “devil” to revolt against it.

Unfortunately, the “depth of that truth” reached such dimensions that nobody was able either to sound them or to explain them. Therefore, in order to prevent uneasy moments, the trinity was declared a mystery of God, and its investigation forbidden.

There is only one God. The Holy Spirit is part of God, a part of His Great Soul’s energy, which transports His Divine Grace into the hearts of mortals and spirits. The Holy Spirit is the “language of God,” which He uses to speak from Soul to soul with men. Jesus is the son of God, as we all are children of God, His beloved creations, whose essence was created in His image. However Jesus distinguished himself from all men through the fact that he was the first man who achieved the complete transformation of his natural soul into a divine soul, constituted exclusively of God’s Divine Substance. In this sense, Jesus ceased to be a man and belongs to the Divine Kingdom. He was the first one to achieve this, but he was not the only one. All inhabitants of the Celestial Heavens can claim the same for their souls: They are divine souls exclusively composed of God’s Divine Substance. Trinity is a myth.

I do not believe it necessary to say more at the moment, because we will deal again with this topic at the proper moment, when we will focus on the history of the first few centuries of the early Christian church.

 

2. On the Revelation of John, with special emphasis on chapter 13

There is already a series of messages on the Book of Revelation where it has been explained clearly that this book, written originally by John, has been mistreated and tampered with by a number of authors. You can still recognize its Semitic origin, due to the awful style of the Greek in which it has been written and the great quantity of Semitisms. However, the apocalyptic work — that is to say, the revelatory original — has become a mystical work, prone to occultism and cabalistic number games. It serves nothing in faith.

The peak of occultist investigation centers on chapter 13, where the image of the beast is clearly borrowed from the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament, and on deciphering the meaning of the number “666,” which has animated human fantasy so much.

There are the most varied explanations: 6 as the imperfect number, because the perfect number was seven, and it missed one to reach perfection. Three times imperfection, as a synonym for Satan, the personification of evil. It is also possible to assign letters to the Roman, Greek or Hebraic numbers, numbers that were represented by letters. As a result, there are groups claiming with utter conviction that this number refers to the Roman emperor Nero or to the Pope… or to John Calvin, to vary things a little bit.

According to Hebrew numerology (“gematria”), in order to sum up to the value of 666, it is necessary to add the letters taw (=400) + resh (=200) + samek (=60) + waw (=6). As a result the word “TRSU” appears, which may be interpreted as the Hebrew form of writing the name of “Tarsus,” the native city of Paul. Therewith, it is already clearly established for some that Paul of Tarsus is the beast of Revelation. Oh my!

And if we take the three ciphers literally (although the Greek text does not write this number in such a way), and we assign them to the corresponding Hebrew letter value, we get three times waw, which corresponds to the letter “W,” that is to say, “WWW.” Now, the beast even moves through the Internet!

You may also add the cipher values, which give 18, and check the result, or sum this new number, which gives 9, and look for some meaning in that. There is no limit to man’s imagination.

With a little effort people may come to any result they wish, so absurd it is. To tell the truth, I cannot advise anybody to dedicate their time to studies of this kind, because they constitute a road that leads nowhere.

That special character of the Book of Revelation led many doctors of the early church to reject the inclusion of this book into the canon of the Bible. It was only through much effort and fighting that this writing now forms part of the New Testament of the main churches. However, not all churches recognize it.

 

3. The Lord’s Supper celebrated in the churches

The commemoration of the moment when Jesus shared for the last time food and wine with his disciples, indeed goes back to the very beginnings of Christendom. It was a meeting of believers, for commemorating this moment, and sharing a meal in love and friendship. For this reason, the ancient ones called this meeting “agape,” using the Greek word for “love.”

The idea of transubstantiation, that is to say, of the transformation of bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ, is of pagan origin. The invitation for drinking “blood,” even in a symbolic way, would have caused straight-out rejection and repugnance in any Jew.

At the bottom of this lies the idea that Jesus’ blood washes away our sins, on the cross, and later on during each celebration of the mass or communion. In fact, when this ceremony is not taken in a symbolic form, but as a reality, it is very dangerous. Because nobody washes away our sins. To purify ourselves from our sins is a work that concerns each and every one of us. We all receive help, but nobody will do the job for us.

With Jesus’ death, people did not change. Those who were evil before continued evil later. The change of our attitude — and sin is a form of attitude, out of harmony with God’s laws — is a personal matter. It is as with learning. You may teach, but your student has to study. If he does not study, your teachings will be in vain. If man does not straighten his paths, what will the effect of Jesus’ blood be?

We will also analyze this topic more in detail at a suitable moment.

But now, when I would like to focus on the second part of my message, the most important part, I see that my poor medium is worn out and exhausted. Don’t worry, my dear H___, I will not draw on your energy too much.

I would like to ask you to allow me to conclude my message tomorrow. In fact, what I have to say may be of great benefit for all those who want to play an active part in the spreading of the message of Love.

See you soon, my dear friends, and do not doubt. Think well. Satan does not encourage people to get closer to God through prayer, he does not encourage anybody to develop their souls in Love, because Love is the light that illuminates the soul even in its darkest corners — these corners are what we call “the devil.”

God bless you all,

Judas of Kerioth

 

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