The Christian Position: Who is the being of light encountered in near-death- experiences?
Quoted from The Complete Book of Bible Answers, by Ron Rhodes
One of the most common characteristics of the so-called near- death experience is encountering a being of light. This being is said to emanate love and warmth.
It has been claimed by numerous (not all) individuals who have had alleged near-death experiences that the being of light they encountered was none other than Jesus Christ. As appealing as the idea may initially sound, this identification seems to be flawed in view of the fact that the so-called being of light typically says and does things contrary to the Christ of the Bible. Since Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8), it would be impossible that these are one and the same Jesus. I believe that many of the individuals who go through near-death experiences actually encounter a counterfeit Christ.
The "Jesus" (being of light) typically encountered in near- death experiences teaches such things as:
* Death is good and is not to be feared.
* Sin is not a problem. In fact, this "Jesus" often responds to human sin and shortcomings with humor.
* There is no hell to worry about.
* All people are welcome to heaven, regardless of whether one has placed faith in Christ.
* All religions are equally valid.
In view of the fact that these ideas clearly go against what the biblical Jesus taught, I think we have good reason to conclude that this "Jesus" is in fact a lying spirit (see John 8:44). We must remember that Satan has the ability to appear as an "angel of light" and as a "servant of righteousness" (2 Corinthians 11:14-15). His goal, of course, is to lead people astray. He is happy to mimic a being of light if the end result is that he can lead people away from the true Christ of Scripture.
Consistent with the above is the fact that many who have had near-death experiences come out of the experience with a lower view of Scripture. One person concluded that "the Lord isn't interested in theology," and another said that God "didn't care about church doctrine at all." The true Christ of Scripture, however, is most certainly interested in correct doctrine (see John 8:31-32).
Now, other individuals -- particularly individuals affiliated with non-Christian religions -- claim that the being of light was Buddha, or Krishna, or some other leader of a particular world religion. Certainly this should raise "red flags" in the minds of Christians. Satan, the great counterfeiter, is seeking to keep people of ALL religions away from the true Christ of the Bible.
The Above quoted from The Complete Book of Bible Answers, by Ron Rhodes
While the above Christian opinion which is commonly held by most Fundamentalists is a pervasive position with respect to the Being of Light (BofL), while the Christian world should know the identity of the BofL, they remain totally ignorant. In fact, the BofL is neither Jesus, Buddha, Moses, God, or any other such person or being. And if believers truly embodied the meaning of the name Christian, they would be able to convey to the world the exact identity of the BofL. In fact, one of the primary reasons why Christianity came into being over Pharisaic Judaism, was to reveal to the people the means to understand the reality of the BofL -- but because Christianity very quickly became immersed in corruption and pagan manmade dogmas that alienated believers from the core essentials of Jesus' teachings and the Kingdom of God, the Church has itself become an obstruction to what was intended.
Why Was Don Piper
Not Shown The Whole Truth?
What is clear is the fact that what Don Piper was shown in his NDE, was very different than what others have been shown in their own NDE, and it is truly important to understand why? In the foregoing Christian position published by Ron Rhodes at the top of this web page, Ron details why many NDE's are not compatible with the Bible. Yet, Don Piper has not only continued to embrace Evangelical Christianity, but the whole framework of his thinking remains totally faithful to his very Christian doctrines of belief. Quoting the FAQ page on the Don Piper Ministries web site (see Don Piper FAQ): Don Piper Ministries is a Christian ministry that believes the only way to go to heaven is to trust Jesus Christ as your savior. In the Gospel of John, Chapter 14, Christ tells his disciples he is going to prepare a place for them. Thomas asks the same question most of us would. Where is it, and how do we get there? Jesus responded without hesitation. Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” What does this mean for those who do not follow Christ? As Christians, we believe the Bible teaches the only way to go to heaven is through Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. We believe he did what he said he would do, he died and rose from the grave, and he is now preparing a place for us in heaven. Even though many great religions profess an after-life, that there is a place called “paradise” or “heaven,” Christ alone represents the one who conquered death to go to heaven. We profess Christ out of love for all the people of the world, and we hope they too will come to know Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
If it is true that not only other people from various religions around the world have similar experiences as Don Piper -- and even Atheists have had NDE's and been brought up into what they would describe as Heaven, and many have encountered a Being of Light -- then why was Don Piper only shown in his experiences, what conformed to his Christian beliefs? The Answer: Even before Don Piper entered this life, his NDE was planned, in order to set him on the course that he is presently walking. Thus, Don Piper is serving the Higher Will of God, by exposing Christians to certain higher concepts of man's soul-reality that is totally absent today. In fact, many sects of Christians, as well as the Jehovah's Witnesses, believe that your consciousness is suspended upon physical death, until what they believe is the coming resurrection and judgment of all mankind. So what Don Piper experienced, demonstrates that this commonly held Christian doctrine is spurious. Secondly, the work of the Don Piper Ministries will have a beneficial and positive effect on the Christians who he speaks to, and who buys his books. It will induce them to begin to venture beyond their present doctrinal box, and begin to open their mind and thinking. In being exposed to the fact that non-Christians and even Atheists have has similar experiences before being sent back into the body, they will begin to search for answers within their faith -- and it is this part of the equation that is of the utmost importance.
While many in the New Age have long embraced the reality of the NDE, as well as other paranormal experiences, the New Age for the most part is lacking the necessary foundational structure to build upon. It is a hodgepodge of confusing and conflicting opinions, often drawn from religions and religious teachings that in many important points reject one another -- and in making themselves a big tent group, they are often lacking in essential core values and standards of life. On the other hand, while what the soul who lived as Jesus taught is true, because of the strong influence of Pagan Rome has had upon the Church and Christian doctrine, Christians have themselves been alienated from the very spiritual essence of what Jesus actually taught, and what the objectives are in following these important teachings. What this means is that while the original teachings of Jesus are true, what the Church has published has very little in common with the spiritual essence and objectives of these teachings.
Paul warns that it is impossible for man in his organic and natural mindset to comprehend the higher reality of the soul, and warns that even baptized and committed Christians of the simple faith will reject the Mysteries of God and the Kingdom as utter "foolishness" (see link). While not understood, this is the absolute truth when Christians attempt to read the written text of the Bible, and it is the absolute truth when New Age people attempt to learn in their many classes, meetings, forums and symposiums. And only those who understand the Laws that control every person and event in this world are able to even begin to understand what I am attempting to convey to the reader -- i.e., as a seeker, you can never possess any greater level of truth, than you are willing to live and manifest in word, thought, desire and deed. And not only is this reality of life the very meaning of the parable of the Sower and the Seed (see http://SowerAndSeed.com ), but it is warned in this parable that “Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?” (Mark 4:13 KJV) -- or, in the wording of a the modern language New Living Translation: “But if you can’t understand this story, how will you understand all the others I am going to tell?” And the essential teaching of the parable has very little to do with faith and belief -- but rather, in the necessary actions and environment that is crucial to expanding the soul-seed kernel that as the prodigal son, is our inheritance from our Heavenly Father. And it is this process of living the truth, as taught by the historical Jesus, and creating the proper environment of growth and development, that begins the necessary process of spiritual transformation that provides not on the vision and insight to understand the true meaning of the scriptures, but also to enter the Inner Kingdom without physically dying (see http://GateOfEden.com ).
What Ron Rhodes (see above) and many Christians fail to realize, is the fact that the Being of Light (BofL) is neither Jesus or the Christ! And what the Christians ARE doing is gambling -- gambling that the doctrines of the Church of Constantine and Pagan Rome are correct (see The Death Of The Religion Of Jesus) -- that the witness of the anti-Nicene witnesses are in error as to what the original scriptures stated at the baptism of Jesus (see The Ten Words That Restore The Truth) -- that the overwhelming evidence that the Church of Constantine corrupted the scriptures is not true (see The Orthodox Corruption Of The Scriptures) -- and that carnal Christians are not plagued by the same spiritual blindness with respect to the inner meaning of the scriptures, as is the Jews (see No Jew Has Ever Read The Torah). And what really makes most Christians gamblers -- and this is true of all people -- is seen in the fact that if they truly embraced the teachings of Jesus and TheWay, that they could prove all Truths by virtue of the own spiritual experiences as they gain access into the Kingdom within (see Gate Of Eden).
The above position of the Church is based upon the premises that the Roman Emperor Constantine was correct when he declared that Jesus was God, and then murdered all who did not share his (Constantine's) belief which was well represented in the writings of Plato and the Greek philosophers as the doctrine of the Trinity. Contrary to what Christians believe today, the original disciples and followers of Jesus did not believe he was God -- and very much believed as is presented on the Ebionite HomePage, that Jesus was Anointed (Messiah/Christ) by "...fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ." Hence, what this means is that when all disciples and believers "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs" (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).
What is the truth? The modern Christians are gambling that the Ebionite/Nazirene
disciples of Jesus who were taught directly by him and the original disciples,
were wrong in their assertion that the Christ is a Power of Anointing and
Illumination from God that enlightens the mind of those who are truly faithful,
and that Jesus was in “...supernatural
union of a man and God... In their eyes, Jesus of Nazareth was a mere mortal,
the legitimate son of Joseph and Mary: but he was the best and wisest of the
human race, selected as the worthy instrument to restore upon earth the worship
of the true and supreme Deity. When he was baptized in the Jordan, the Christ,
the first of the aeons, the Son of God himself, descended on Jesus in the form
of a dove, to inhabit his mind, and direct his actions during the allotted
period of his ministry” (Gibbon; The
Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.4, P.366).
Why are modern Christians gamblers? Because they have been warned in an uncountable number of ways that what they presently believe -- beliefs which were imposed upon the Church by the emperors and priests of the 4th century Roman Church -- has very little in common with the original essence of what Jesus taught. “Biblical scholars”, writes A. Powell Davies, ”were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” (quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls). When Edmund Wilson, an expert who worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls asked the question as to what difference it makes if “Jesus... had been trained in the discipline and imbued with the thought of a certain Jewish sect, and that he had learned from it the role that he afterwards lived...” (The Scrolls From The Dead Sea), the defectiveness of modern Christian Church doctrine which was imposed on the Church by the Emperor Constantine, is in absolute conflict with what is now commonly known with respect to the original teachings of Jesus.
A demonstration of these facts with respect to the modern-day rejection of genuine New Covenant teachings of Jesus, in the endeavor to continue to embrace traditional (Pagan) church doctrine, even when believers are shown that their doctrinal beliefs are in error, is seen in the words of Dead Sea Scroll expert John Allegro, who was at that time a Professor at Manchester University, who worked extensively on the scrolls, where he was quoted in the August 1966 issue of Harpers Magazine as stating: “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 Prof. Allegro is conveying to us is that Church authorities have rejected what the very Hand of God has in fact placed in their hands, because there is no doubt that the essence of Christianity has very little in common with what is commonly believed today.
properly understood, the encounter with the Being of Light in the Near Death
Experience is further conformation that the modern Christian Church has strayed
so far from the spiritual essence of Jesus' teachings, that it can be said that
it has spiritually disenfranchised itself from its Source!
The reference here is being made to the historical Jesus ("...cleave to the name of a dead man, thinking that they will become pure"), while rejecting by virtue of their manmade doctrines, the Spiritual Living Christ that must be found by seeking the Kingdom within (see Gate of Eden) by living a consecrated life to the Most High God. Thus, the modern Christian doctrine that they are saved -- "...thinking that they will become pure... by cleaving to the name" of the historical Jesus, while rejecting the spiritual lifestyle that he taught was absolutely necessary to be his disciple. In fact, if the believers would live the life which was taught by Jesus -- and had enough faith to release themselves from the shackles of their manmade doctrines -- they would be able to come into the presence of the Being of Light without having to physically die in the manner of those who have had a Near Death Experience. And while they are correct that the Being of Light is not the Christ -- this Being of Divine Love is a necessary step in the disciples search for Messiah/Christ. In fact, a believer can never come to the Living Son of God until they discover who the Being of Light truly is.
Who is the Being of Light? One of the more straightforward presentations of the identity of the Being of Light is found in the 84th saying of the Gospel of Thomas where it is written: (84) Jesus said, "When you see your likeness, you rejoice. But when you see your images which came into being before you, and which neither die nor become manifest, how much you will have to bear!"
Because the Church has literally thrown away the Key of Knowledge, and limited their thinking to the very carnal doctrines of the Roman Emperors who dictated the acceptable beliefs of the Church, there is no possible way for them to interpret the above saying. What is their Likeness? What are images which came into being before them? If the reasoning of the Emperor Justinian is correct when he condemned the Church Father Origen -- and we began our existence at conception and birth -- then what image of us could have existed before us? The reality of man’s plight in this world is that he is an embryonic image of his pre-existent soul that has entered into this realm in order to perfect those laws and elements that he must overcome (see Embryonic Image). In the same way that a fetus is an embryonic copy of its parents, our mind is an embryonic image of our soul.
likeness that you rejoice when you see, is your soul which has existed since the
beginning of time. The images
which came into existence before you, are the previous lives your soul has lived
prior to the incarnation which you are living at the present.
These images which represent lifetimes in the manner that we are
presently living, are alien to the soul because they have gone in the ways of
this world which Jesus portrayed as the broad-way of self-destruction -- and can
be compared to miscarriages with respect to the next level of birth which is the
paramount theme of the Bible. In
becoming part of the culture of the time in which they lived, and not living in
accordance with the scriptures and the Royal Law of God, they possessed no valid
spiritual substance, and therefore remain failed attempts of the soul to
manifest itself in the Kingdom.
What the majority of Fundamentalist Christians are looking for is the Being of Light to convey to the person in the Near Death Experience (NDE) that they should believe in him, repent and go to church, and be saved. Yet, this response by the Being of Light would only be appropriate if the doctrines of the Emperor Constantine, Justinian, and the Roman Church were correct, and the original disciples and followers of Jesus were in error. That the Being of Light responds in the manner that it does in the countless recorded NDE's, is because the Being of Light is the person's own pre-existent soul/higher self. Further, the Being of Light understands that all the events of the person's life was brought about by the Laws of God acting upon the individual in order to bring about the persons eventual destiny as the return of the prodigal son to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination.
What Is The Cause Of All Events In Life: In the words of the third century Church Father Origen -- the man who is known as the greatest Christian theologian and authority second only to the disciples, and St. Gregory of Nyssa called “the prince of Christian learning in the Third Century” wrote that “according to their merit” based upon our deeds and accomplishments in our previous lives (see Origen), and that our lot in life is the direct result of our own deserts, and writes: “For God the Creator makes a certain vessel unto honor, and other vessels to dishonor; but that vessel which has cleansed itself from all impurity He makes a vessel unto honor, while that which has stained itself with the filth of vice He makes a vessel unto dishonor. The conclusion from which, accordingly, is this, that the cause of each one's actions is a pre-existing one; and then every one, according to his deserts, is made by God either a vessel unto honor or dishonor. Therefore every individual vessel has furnished to its Creator out of itself the causes and occasions of its being formed by Him to be either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor. And if the assertion appear correct, as it certainly is, and in harmony with all piety, that it is due to previous causes that every vessel be prepared by God either to honor or to dishonor, it does not appear absurd that, in discussing remoter causes in the same order, and in the same method, we should come to the same conclusion respecting the nature of souls, and (believe) that this was the reason why Jacob was beloved before he was born into this world, and Esau hated, while he still was contained in the womb of his mother”.
By Law, We Create Our Own World In Which We Dwell: When Origen writes that "every individual furnishes to its Creator out of itself the causes and occasions of its being formed", that does not mean that The Most High God who is the Supreme Intelligence decided for each person what their next life will be like. What it means is that by interacting with the Laws which Creator-God put into place in the beginning -- Laws which the scriptures confirm and the Constitutional forefathers of the United States called "the Laws of Nature and Nature's God" -- we have not only invoked these Laws that control every aspect of our lives, but that we are so immersed in these Laws that individualizes and personalizes every event and occurrence of our lives, that it is as if we are a fish that swims in a sea of Laws. Science has already proven that what we perceive as concrete matter with our physical senses is an illusion (see http://messianic.nazirene.org/science_proves.htm#illusion ). Science has already proven that we see and interact with all of life through the filter of our beliefs (see http://messianic.nazirene.org/science_proves.htm#filter ). That all physical matter is merely a blemish where the fields collide one with another (see http://messianic.nazirene.org/science_proves.htm#blemish ). And that it is the field which surrounds our physical body, that is the true source of our being -- and it is for this reason that people experience an out-of-body during the Near Death Experience (see Life After Life). Thus, based upon our own past actions in conjunction with our interaction with others, the whole of our life is pre-programmed into the field that surrounds our body in much the same way that the atmosphere surrounds the earth -- that every aspect of our present life is founded upon our more distant past that we don't remember -- and that we are presently creating our future lives here on earth.
Christians basically ignore the words of the Apostle when he warned: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV). If a soul, then, enters this world as a “vessel of wrath prepared for destruction” (Rom 9:22), that soul is responsible for their lot in life that was brought about by virtue of his own pre-existent deeds and actions. If a soul enters this life as a “vessel for honor” (Rom 9:21 NKJ), this good that has been inherited is the result of that soul’s efforts to “cleanse himself” from the defilements of this world, in order that “he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work” (2 Tim 2:21 NKJ).
That our deeds and the desires of our heart -- whether good, bad or indifferent -- remain with us as we interact with the Laws of Creation that God invoked when this realm came into existence, is the understanding that we must possess in order for us to even begin to comprehend the biblical doctrine of predestination -- and ultimately the Bible and Life itself. That the Protestant Reformers in the Middle Ages did not possess this understanding, and they were unable to explain the great void that existed in their thinking and comprehension of the scriptures, life, and God, resulted in their reactionary position whereby they condemned the very use of the mind and the exercise of reason among Christians. This was a political doctrine that was used to maintain their own position of religious authority, and they had no other choice. Martin Luther who is known as the father of the Reformation, was a Roman Catholic priest -- and the original beliefs about Jesus, the scriptures, God, and the meaning and purpose of life itself, was totally foreign to the teachings of TheWay (see http://ebionite.com ). How were they to maintain their position of authority among the body of believers, when they were unable to explain the to the people the reason that God moves in the manner that He does. They could not!
writes Luther, “is the greatest enemy that faith
has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but - more frequently than
not - struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that
emanates from God” (Quoted in: The Great Thoughts; compiled by
George Seldes). Luther sets the standard for Christians when he
writes that "To be a
Christian, you must pluck out the eye of reason." And
orders those who desire to be faithful to the Word of God that "Reason
must be deluded, blinded, and destroyed. Faith must trample underfoot all
reason, sense, and understanding, and whatever it sees must be put out of sight
and ... know nothing but the word of God."
Martin Luther went as far as to condemn the Bible when he could not twist it to affirm his own political authority and doctrines of belief, as seen in his condemnation of the Epistle to the Hebrews because it denies the doctrine of the Trinity which was forced upon the Church by the Roman Emperor Constantine: "The fact that [the biblical book] Hebrews is not an epistle of St. Paul, or of any other apostle, is proved by what it says in chapter two....". Thus, orthodox Christian doctrine came to mean whatever Luther and the fathers of the Reformation decided it should be, and everything else -- including scripture -- was condemned as the work of the Devil.
Natural Law: Everything that we know about Creation affirms to us the great reality that all things are controlled by natural laws. Whether it be the movement of the heavenly bodies, the atmospheric and elemental currents of the world in which we dwell, right down to the atomic and genetic fabric and structure of life itself. All of life is immersed in a sea of natural law that controls every aspect of Creation. The very prediction of the atomic bomb as theorized by Einstein, is proof that once man is able to envision the laws that control every aspect of Creation, he is able to successfully foresee the eventual results.
Interaction With The Being Of Light: The underlying principle of the scriptures that is confirmed by the people of the New Covenant -- whether Jewish or Gentile -- prior to the institutionalization of the church in the fourth century, is that our deeds and accomplishments in life remain with us -- and because of our interaction with the natural laws that control this world, it is our own deeds, caused by our own actions, that is returned to us in the future -- which future can be in our present life, or a future life when we again re-enter this world. The Being of Light who is our true self, knows this, and compassionately interacts with us. Have we learned our lessons in life? The Being of Light asks us: What have we learned? Why would such a question be asked? Because we have created our present life out of our own past thoughts, desires and actions. Thus, everything in our life has been a lesson-plan and syllabus that was brought about when our own pre-existent soul who is the Being of Light (in the words of the Church Father Origen) "... furnished to its Creator out of itself the causes and occasions of its being formed". So if we pose the question as to why a person lived a less than spiritually desirable life? The answer is that our thoughts, desires, judgments, and actions towards our fellow brothers and sisters invoked the Laws that brought such a life about. More than anything else, Jesus taught the Royal Law with respect to the manner in which we live and treat our brothers and sisters -- and when we violate that Royal Law, then our own judgment comes back upon us. Which means that the Being of Light wants to know if we have learned anything, because it is our own past thoughts, desires, judgments and actions that brought our lives about.
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While I have written in the name of Jacob, the Brother of Yeshua, most of the below web sites are written in the name of Allan Cronshaw, which is my birth name in this present life. The manner in which these other web sites are composed is very different than on this one -- wherein, on these other web sites there is an attempt to document and demonstrate every proof and concept of TheWay using a multitude of resources and biblical verses -- while on this web site there is no other authority than Jacob writing to you as the Brother Of Yeshua who was the leader of the Hebrew/Christian movement of TheWay. In the recently discovered Gospel of Thomas it is written: (12) The disciples said to Jesus, "We know that you will depart from us. Who is to be our leader?" Jesus said to them, "Wherever you are, you are to go to James the righteous, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being." So to once again restore the teachings of TheWay which is today known as Christianity, the Lord has sent Jacob/James, the Brother of Yeshua/Jesus, back into the world in order to guide the faithful flock into the Truth, the Light, and the Kingdom within (Luke 17:20-21). It is there that my brother Yeshua/Jesus awaits you.
The above warning with respect to the predicted corruption of Yeshua's teachings is further stated in the first century writings known today as the Clementine Recognitions where it is written: "Our Lord and Prophet, who hath sent us, declared to us that the wicked one, having disputed with Him forty days, and having prevailed nothing against Him, promised that he would send apostles from amongst his subjects, to deceive. Wherefore, above all, remember to shun apostle or teacher or prophet who does not first accurately compare his preaching with that of James, who was called the brother of my Lord, and to whom was entrusted to administer the church of the Hebrews in Jerusalem, — and that even though he come to you with witnesses: lest the wickedness which disputed forty days with the Lord, and prevailed nothing, should afterwards, like lightning falling from heaven upon the earth, send a preacher to your injury, as now he has sent Simon upon us, preaching, under pretense of the truth, in the name of the Lord, and sowing error. Wherefore He who hath sent us, said, ‘Many shall come to me in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. By their fruits ye shall know them.’"
Again it is warned by Clement: "Wherefore observe the greatest caution, that you believe no teacher, unless he bring from Jerusalem the testimonial of James the Lord’s brother, or of whosoever may come after him. For no one, unless he has gone up thither, and there has been approved as a fit and faithful teacher for preaching the word of Christ, — unless, I say, he brings a testimonial thence, is by any means to be received. But let neither prophet nor apostle be looked for by you at this time, besides us. For there is one true Prophet, whose words we twelve apostles preach"
As predicted, the ministers of Satan have succeeded in altering the teachings of my brother Yeshua, and continue to lead many into the abyss of darkness. But have no fear my brothers and sisters, for the teachings of TheWay has been restored so that you might be able to overcome the darkness, and enter the Kingdom of Light within you (Luke 17:20-21).
The Brother Of Yeshua/Jesus: 2000 years ago I lived as Jacob who many all James, and I was known as the Brother of Yeshua and the first leader of the New Covenant movement of TheWay which is today known as Christianity. I was sent back into the world to restore the teachings of my brother Yeshua to their original spiritual essence, and to guide you in TheWay that is "narrow" so you will be able to open the "strait gate" within you and enter the Kingdom that Yeshua declared must be attained through the second birth.
The Ebionite HomePage: If you call yourself a Christian, Jew, Messianic believer, Evyonim, Nazarene or Muslim, then it is imperative that you learn of the Ebionites who are True Spiritual Israel -- They are the Poor Ones to the ways and thinking of this world -- The Ebionites were the Israelites of the Nazirene Vow They are/were the Genuine Disciples of Yeshua/Jesus who are in the world and not of it!
The Gate Of Eden: Why were the Disciples and followers of Yeshua vegetarian? Why did they live in accordance with the precepts of the Torah/Law? Why did they live separate and apart from both Jews and Christians? The answer is very simple: The Gate of Eden is within us, and if we fail to enter therein while we are still physically alive in the body, we will have failed in our opportunity to enter into Life. And while it can be countered that we are saved by our belief in Messiah/Christ, faith, or the blood of the lamb, the truth is that if we were truly faithful disciples of TheWay, that we would experience the opening of the inner door and the Kingdom coming within us. The GateOfEden article explores all aspects of the need to pick up one's own cross and follow the narrow path that leads to the inner gate to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination.
The Nazirene HomePage: The original spiritual teachings of Yeshua/Jesus as practiced by the people of The Way who where known historically as the Essenes, Ebionites, and Nazirenes. The teachings of The Way are Spiritual -- and provide a means to open the "strait gate" into the Kingdom while still physically alive in the body/vessel.
The Light Of Yeshua -- The Messianic Nazirene Disciple of TheWay: While many teach that believers are saved by faith, the journey of the disciple of Yeshua is one of absolute dedication to The Way. The disciple who becomes a brother to Yeshua must live as he lived, and become a Nazirene who is consecrated and wholly set apart as they walk the Narrow Way, enter into the Kingdom through the Strait Gate, and learn directly from the L-rd -- the One Rabbi and Teacher of the Mysteries of G-d.
TheWay of the Nazirene Rings HomePage: This is the Ring Home page of TheWay of the Nazirene. It will provide you with a listing of all the Nazirene Rings, and a brief description of the importance of walking in The Way and entering the Kingdom of God before physical death occurs. Come visit and learn the essence of the teachings of Jesus/Yeshua that were lost by the institutionalized church.
The Long Island Mystic and Nazirene Disciple of TheWay: The Organizational HomePage of The Nazirene -- the Long Island Mystic, Evangelical Minister, and Prophet of TheWay -- who God bestowed upon him the gift of the recall of his previous life as a Disciple and Brother of Messiah/Christ -- and thus has re-entered this world at the present time in order to restore the Spiritual Essence and Teachings of his Master, Yeshua/Jesus. The Kingdom is within! And we must sojourn the narrow path of TheWay, enter the "strait gate" to the Inner Spiritual Temple, while still alive in the physical body. Thus, modern Christians have misunderstood the words of Yeshua -- he never said that we must physically die to enter the Edenic Kingdom of Origination -- but rather, we must die to the culture, mindset and ways of this world in order to enter the Kingdom!