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In the fight to save America and keep Christianity in its roots (as Christ preached it), there are several organizations that pop up. Many lose sight of the battle, get bought-out, or are threatened into preaching heresy. However, there is an initiative started by Rev. Dr. Red and Spiritual Messiah Ministries that wont falter. Rev. Dr. Red and Spiritual Messiah Ministries cannot be bought-out or threatened into siding with the enemy. Nor will sight be lost. Rev. Dr. Red and Spiritual Messiah Ministries are being led by Christ.

The movements are as follows:

The Spiritual Truth Coalition
Uniting Christians, Jesusonians, and other Christ-following individuals and churches/ministries in the Truth, educating about 501(c)3 incorporation vs 508 status, etc. It is the job of the pastors to preach and teach Truth to their congregation in order to keep Christ’s message alive in society.

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Also started was Reds Revelations
A net-radio show and alternative news blog started by Rev. Dr. Red to spread news with a Christian view, report news the mainstream refuses to cover, and show how todays events line up with Bible Prophecy.

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Then there’s the Patriot Nationalist Movement
A political movement started by Rev. Dr. Red and Spiritual Messiah Ministries in an attempt to educate people of the altered Constitution via the “Congressional Act of 1871”, the actual U.S. Constitution and what it means, all the issues facing America today and how they can be solved. We also aim to back any true American candidates and make sure they get into office and replace the Communists/Marxists currently in OUR offices of OUR nation. The Patriot Nationalist Movement aims to re-instate the ORIGINAL U.S. Constitution, to awaken the American Spirit, restore Freedom, and ultimately save America.

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A project started by Rev. Dr. Red and Spiritual Messiah Ministries is Operation Bible (for the projects first task Click Here) –

The aim of Operation Bible is to put Bibles in the hands of Christians all over the world. Spiritual Messiah Ministries recieves many requests from international ministries for Bibles. The ministry cannot do it alone, and Operation Bible was formed.

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Melchizedek and Abraham (UBS #11)

As stated in Introduction To “UBS” Study the following is: My opinions posted on this part of the study may or may not be my final feeling on the matter. I’ll be writing (or recording video) as I go, so it’s inevitable that some concepts may not have long enough to settle in my mind so a final thought or feeling can be reached. Some new and non-institutional concepts are going to be introduced, compared to the Bible, looked at with logic, and commented on. Whether or not you agree with these concepts are completely irrelevant. The purpose of this study is not whether you or I agree with the said study or with each other, but to help bring us closer to each other as brethren and ultimately closer to God. Your participation in this study is welcome and will be greatly appreciated.

Revealed truth was threatened with extinction during the millenniums which followed the miscarriage of the Adamic mission on Earth. Though making progress intellectually, the human races were slowly losing ground spiritually. About 3000 B.C. the concept of God had grown very hazy in the minds of men.

It was 1,973 years before the birth of Jesus that Machiventa was bestowed upon the human races of Earth. His coming was unspectacular; his materialization was not witnessed by human eyes. He was first observed by mortal man on that eventful day when he entered the tent of Amdon, a Chaldean herder of Sumerian extraction. And the proclamation of his mission was embodied in the simple statement which he made to this shepherd, “I am Melchizedek, priest of El Elyon, the Most High, the one and only God.” (Gen. 14:18; Psalm 110:4) And that night, as they talked out under the stars, Melchizedek began his mission of the revelation of the truth of the reality of God when, with a sweep of his arm, he turned to Amdon, saying, “El Elyon, the Most High, is the divine creator of the stars of the firmament and even of this very earth on which we live, and he is also the supreme God of heaven.” Within a few years Melchizedek had gathered around himself a group of pupils, disciples, and believers who formed the nucleus of the later community of Salem. He was soon known throughout Palestine as the priest of El Elyon, the Most High, and as the sage of Salem. Among some of the surrounding tribes he was often referred to as the sheik, or king, of Salem. Salem was the site which after the disappearance of Melchizedek became the city of Jebus, subsequently being called Jerusalem.

In personal appearance, Melchizedek resembled the then blended Nodite and Sumerian peoples, being almost six feet in height and possessing a commanding presence. He spoke Chaldean and a half dozen other languages. He dressed much as did the Canaanite priests except that on his breast he wore an emblem of three concentric circles, the symbol of the Trinity. In the course of his ministry this insignia of three concentric circles became regarded as so sacred by his followers that they never dared to use it, and it was soon forgotten with the passing of a few generations. Though Machiventa lived after the manner of the men of the realm, he never married, nor could he have left offspring on earth. His physical body, while resembling that of the human male, was in reality on the order of those especially constructed bodies used by the one hundred materialized members of the Planetary Prince’s staff except that it did not carry the life plasm of any human race. Nor was there available on Earth the tree of life. Had Machiventa remained for any long period on earth, his physical mechanism would have gradually deteriorated; as it was, he terminated his bestowal mission in ninety-four years long before his material body had begun to disintegrate.

Melchizedek Teachings
Melchizedek taught the concept of one God, a universal Deity. Melchizedek remained all but silent as to the status of Lucifer. To a majority of the Salem students Edentia was heaven and the Most High was God. The symbol of the three concentric circles, which Melchizedek adopted as the insignia of his bestowal, a majority of the people interpreted as standing for the three kingdoms of men, angels, and God. And they were allowed to continue in that belief; very few of his followers ever knew that these three circles were emblematic of the infinity, eternity, and universality of the Trinity of divine maintenance and direction; even Abraham rather regarded this symbol as standing for the three Most Highs, as he had been instructed that the three Most Highs functioned as one.

But to some, Melchizedek taught advanced truth, embracing the conduct and organization of the local universe, while to his brilliant disciple Nordan the Kenite and his band of earnest students he taught the truths of the superuniverse. The members of the family of Katro, with whom Melchizedek lived for more than thirty years, knew many of these higher truths and long perpetuated them in their family, even to the days of their illustrious descendant Moses, who thus had a compelling tradition of the days of Melchizedek handed down to him on this, his father’s side, as well as through other sources on his mother’s side.

Melchizedek taught his followers all they had capacity to receive and assimilate. Even many modern religious ideas about heaven and earth, of man, God, and angels, are not far removed from these teachings of Melchizedek. But this great teacher subordinated everything to the doctrine of one God, a universe Deity, a heavenly Creator, a divine Father. Emphasis was placed upon this teaching for the purpose of appealing to man’s adoration and of preparing the way for the subsequent appearance of Michael as the Son of this same Universal Father. Melchizedek taught that at some future time another Son of God would come in the flesh as he had come, but that he would be born of a woman; and that is why numerous later teachers held that Jesus was a priest, or minister, “forever after the order of Melchizedek.” (Psalm 110:4)

The ceremonies of the Salem worship were very simple. Every person who signed or marked the clay-tablet rolls of the Melchizedek church committed to memory, and subscribed to, the following belief:
1. I believe in El Elyon, the Most High God, the only Universal Father and Creator of all things.
2. I accept the Melchizedek covenant with the Most High, which bestows the favor of God on my faith, not on sacrifices and burnt offerings.
3. I promise to obey the seven commandments of Melchizedek and to tell the good news of this covenant with the Most High to all men.

The seven commandments promulgated by Melchizedek were patterned along the lines of the ancient Dalamatian supreme law and very much resembled the seven commands taught in the first and second Edens. These commands of the Salem religion were:
1. You shall not serve any God but the Most High Creator of heaven and earth.
2. You shall not doubt that faith is the only requirement for eternal salvation.
3. You shall not bear false witness.
4. You shall not kill.
5. You shall not steal.
6. You shall not commit adultery.
7. You shall not show disrespect for your parents and elders.

While no sacrifices were permitted within the colony, Melchizedek well knew how difficult it is to suddenly uproot long-established customs and accordingly had wisely offered these people the substitute of a sacrament of bread and wine for the older sacrifice of flesh and blood. It is of record, “Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought forth bread and wine.” (Gen. 14:18) But even this cautious innovation was not altogether successful; the various tribes all maintained auxiliary centers on the outskirts of Salem where they offered sacrifices and burnt offerings. Even Abraham resorted to this barbarous practice after his victory over Chedorlaomer; he simply did not feel quite at ease until he had offered a conventional sacrifice. And Melchizedek never did succeed in fully eradicating this proclivity to sacrifice from the religious practices of his followers, even of Abraham. Like Jesus, Melchizedek attended strictly to the fulfillment of the mission of his bestowal. He did not attempt to reform the mores, to change the habits of the world, nor to promulgate even advanced sanitary practices or scientific truths. He came to achieve two tasks: to keep alive on earth the truth of the one God and to prepare the way for the subsequent mortal bestowal of the Son of the Father.

Melchizedek taught elementary revealed truth at Salem for ninety-four years, and during this time Abraham attended the Salem school three different times. He finally became a convert to the Salem teachings, becoming one of Melchizedek’s most brilliant pupils and chief supporters.

Selection of Abraham
Although it may be an error to speak of “chosen people,” (Deut. 7:6, 14:2) it is not a mistake to refer to Abraham as a chosen individual. Melchizedek did lay upon Abraham the responsibility of keeping alive the truth of one God as distinguished from the prevailing belief in plural deities.

A few weeks after the death of Abraham’s father, Terah, Melchizedek sent one of his students, Jaram the Hittite, to extend this invitation to both Abraham and Nahor: “Come to Salem, where you shall hear our teachings of the truth of the eternal Creator, and in the enlightened offspring of you two brothers shall all the world be blessed.” Now Nahor had not wholly accepted the Melchizedek gospel; he remained behind and built up a strong city-state which bore his name; but Lot, Abraham’s nephew, decided to go with his uncle to Salem. Upon arriving at Salem, Abraham and Lot chose a hilly fastness near the city where they could defend themselves against the many surprise attacks of northern raiders. At this time the Hittites, Assyrians, Philistines, and other groups were constantly raiding the tribes of central and southern Palestine. From their stronghold in the hills Abraham and Lot made frequent pilgrimages to Salem.

Not long after they had established themselves near Salem, Abraham and Lot journeyed to the valley of the Nile to obtain food supplies as there was then a drought in Palestine. During his brief sojourn in Egypt Abraham found a distant relative on the Egyptian throne, and he served as the commander of two very successful military expeditions for this king. During the latter part of his sojourn on the Nile he and his wife, Sarah, lived at court, and when leaving Egypt, he was given a share of the spoils of his military campaigns. It required great determination for Abraham to forgo the honors of the Egyptian court and return to the more spiritual work sponsored by Machiventa. But Melchizedek was revered even in Egypt, and when the full story was laid before Pharaoh, he strongly urged Abraham to return to the execution of his vows to the cause of Salem. Abraham had kingly ambitions, and on the way back from Egypt he laid before Lot his plan to subdue all Canaan and bring its people under the rule of Salem. Lot was more bent on business; so, after a later disagreement, he went to Sodom to engage in trade and animal husbandry. Lot liked neither a military nor a herder’s life. (Gen. 12:10-13:18)

Covenant with Abraham
Melchizedek explained to Abraham the futility of contending with the Amorite confederation but made it equally clear that these backward clans were certainly committing suicide by their foolish practices so that in a few generations they would be so weakened that the descendants of Abraham, meanwhile greatly increased, could easily overcome them. And Melchizedek made a formal covenant with Abraham at Salem. Said he to Abraham: “Look now up to the heavens and number the stars if you are able; so numerous shall your seed be.” (Gen. 15:5) And Abraham believed Melchizedek, “and it was counted to him for righteousness.” (Gen. 15:6) And then Melchizedek told Abraham the story of the future occupation of Canaan by his offspring after their sojourn in Egypt.

This covenant of Melchizedek with Abraham represents the great agreement between divinity and humanity whereby God agrees to do everything; man only agrees to believe God’s promises and follow his instructions. Heretofore it had been believed that salvation could be secured only by works —sacrifices and offerings; now, Melchizedek again brought to Earth the good news that salvation, favor with God, is to be had by faith. But this gospel of simple faith in God was too advanced; the Semitic tribesmen subsequently preferred to go back to the older sacrifices and atonement for sin by the shedding of blood. It was not long after the establishment of this covenant that Isaac, the son of Abraham, was born in accordance with the promise of Melchizedek. After the birth of Isaac, Abraham took a very solemn attitude toward his covenant with Melchizedek, going over to Salem to have it stated in writing. It was at this public and formal acceptance of the covenant that he changed his name from Abram to Abraham. (Gen. 17:5; Neh. 9:7)

Melchizedek Missionaries
Salem missionaries penetrated all Europe, even to the British Isles. One group went by way of the Faroes to the Andonites of Iceland, while another traversed China and reached the Japanese of the eastern islands. The lives and experiences of the men and women who ventured forth from Salem, Mesopotamia, and Lake Van to enlighten the tribes of the Eastern Hemisphere present a heroic chapter in the annals of the human race. But the task was so great and the tribes were so backward that the results were vague and indefinite. From one generation to another the Salem gospel found lodgment here and there, but except in Palestine, never was the idea of one God able to claim the continued allegiance of a whole tribe or race. Long before the coming of Jesus the teachings of the early Salem missionaries had become generally submerged in the older and more universal superstitions and beliefs. The original Melchizedek gospel had been almost wholly absorbed in the beliefs in the Great Mother, the Sun, and other ancient cults.

The Melchizedek Departure
It was a great trial for Abraham when Melchizedek so suddenly disappeared. Although he had fully warned his followers that he must sometime go as he had come, they were not reconciled to the loss of their wonderful leader. The great organization built up at Salem nearly disappeared, though the traditions of these days were what Moses built upon when he led the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt.

Abraham became fearful and timid immediately after the disappearance of Melchizedek. He withheld his identity upon arrival at Gerar, so that Abimelech appropriated his wife. (Shortly after his marriage to Sarah, Abraham one night had overheard a plot to murder him in order to get his brilliant wife. This dread became a terror to the otherwise brave and daring leader; all his life he feared that someone would kill him secretly in order to get Sarah. And this explains why, on three separate occasions, this brave man exhibited real cowardice.)

It was hard for the next generation to comprehend the story of Melchizedek; within five hundred years many regarded the whole narrative as a myth. Isaac held fairly well to the teachings of his father and nourished the gospel of the Salem colony, but it was harder for Jacob to grasp the significance of these traditions. Joseph was a firm believer in Melchizedek and was, largely because of this, regarded by his brothers as a dreamer. Joseph’s honor in Egypt was chiefly due to the memory of his great-grandfather Abraham. Joseph was offered military command of the Egyptian armies, but being such a firm believer in the traditions of Melchizedek and the later teachings of Abraham and Isaac, he elected to serve as a civil administrator, believing that he could thus better labor for the advancement of the kingdom of heaven. The teaching of Melchizedek was full and replete, but the records of these days seemed impossible and fantastic to the later Hebrew priests, although many had some understanding of these transactions, at least up to the times of the en masse editing of the Old Testament records in Babylon.

What the Old Testament records describe as conversations between Abraham and God were in reality conferences between Abraham and Melchizedek. Later scribes regarded the term Melchizedek as synonymous with God. The record of so many contacts of Abraham and Sarah with “the angel of the Lord” refers to their numerous visits with Melchizedek. The Hebrew narratives of Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph are far more reliable than those about Abraham, although they also contain many diversions from the facts, alterations made intentionally and unintentionally at the time of the compilation of these records by the Hebrew priests during the Babylonian captivity. Keturah was not a wife of Abraham; like Hagar, she was merely a concubine. All of Abraham’s property went to Isaac, the son of Sarah, the status wife. Abraham was not so old as the records indicate, and his wife was much younger. These ages were deliberately altered in order to provide for the subsequent alleged miraculous birth of Isaac.

The national ego of the Jews was tremendously depressed by the Babylonian captivity. In their reaction against national inferiority they swung to the other extreme of national and racial egotism, in which they distorted and perverted their traditions with the view of exalting themselves above all races as the chosen people of God; and hence they carefully edited all their records for the purpose of raising Abraham and their other national leaders high up above all other persons, not excepting Melchizedek himself. The Hebrew scribes therefore destroyed every record of these momentous times which they could find, preserving only the narrative of the meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek after the battle of Siddim, which they deemed reflected great honor upon Abraham.

Melchizedek Teachings in the Orient

India
The amalgamation of the onetime thirty-three Aryan deities was well under way when the Salem missionaries penetrated the north of India. The polytheism of these Aryans represented a degeneration of their earlier monotheism occasioned by their separation into tribal units, each tribe having its venerated god. This devolution of the original monotheism and trinitarianism of Andite Mesopotamia was in process of resynthesis in the early centuries of the second millennium before Christ. The many gods were organized into a pantheon under the triune leadership of Dyaus pitar, the lord of heaven; Indra, the tempestuous lord of the atmosphere; and Agni, the three-headed fire god, lord of the earth and the vestigial symbol of an earlier Trinity concept.

Definite henotheistic developments were paving the way for an evolved monotheism. Agni, the most ancient deity, was often exalted as the father-head of the entire pantheon. The deity-father principle, sometimes called Prajapati, sometimes termed Brahma, was submerged in the theologic battle which the Brahman priests later fought with the Salem teachers. The Brahman was conceived as the energy-divinity principle activating the entire Vedic pantheon. The Salem missionaries preached the one God of Melchizedek, the Most High of heaven. This portrayal was not altogether disharmonious with the emerging concept of the Father-Brahma as the source of all gods, but the Salem doctrine was nonritualistic and hence ran directly counter to the dogmas, traditions, and teachings of the Brahman priesthood. Never would the Brahman priests accept the Salem teaching of salvation through faith, favor with God apart from ritualistic observances and sacrificial ceremonials. The rejection of the Melchizedek gospel of trust in God and salvation through faith marked a vital turning point for India. The Salem missionaries had contributed much to the loss of faith in all the ancient Vedic gods, but the leaders, the priests of Vedism, refused to accept the Melchizedek teaching of one God and one simple faith.

These were the times of the compilation of the later scriptures of the Hindu faith, the Brahmanas and the Upanishads. Having rejected the teachings of personal religion through the personal faith experience with the one God, and having become contaminated with the flood of debasing and debilitating cults and creeds from the Deccan, with their anthropomorphisms and reincarnations, the Brahmanic priesthood experienced a violent reaction against these vitiating beliefs; there was a definite effort to seek and to find true reality. The Brahmans set out to deanthropomorphize the Indian concept of deity, but in so doing they stumbled into the grievous error of depersonalizing the concept of God, and they emerged, not with a lofty and spiritual ideal of the Father, but with a distant and metaphysical idea of an all-encompassing Absolute.

Brahman-Narayana was conceived as the Absolute, the infinite IT IS, the primordial creative potency of the potential cosmos, the Universal Self existing static and potential throughout all eternity. Had the philosophers of those days been able to make the next advance in deity conception, had they been able to conceive of the Brahman as associative and creative, as a personality approachable by created and evolving beings, then might such a teaching have become the most advanced portraiture of Deity on Earth since it would have encompassed the first five levels of total deity function and might possibly have envisioned the remaining two. In certain phases the concept of the One Universal Oversoul as the totality of the summation of all creature existence led the Indian philosophers very close to the truth of the Supreme Being, but this truth availed them naught because they failed to evolve any reasonable or rational personal approach to the attainment of their theoretic monotheistic goal of Brahman-Narayana.

With the passing of the centuries in India, the populace returned in measure to the ancient rituals of the Vedas as they had been modified by the teachings of the Melchizedek missionaries and crystallized by the later Brahman priesthood. This, the oldest and most cosmopolitan of the world’s religions, has undergone further changes in response to Buddhism and Jainism and to the later appearing influences of Mohammedanism and Christianity. But by the time the teachings of Jesus arrived, they had already become so Occidentalized as to be a “white man’s religion,” hence strange and foreign to the Hindu mind.

Hindu theology, at present, depicts four descending levels of deity and divinity:
1. The Brahman, the Absolute, the Infinite One, the IT IS.
2. The Trimurti, the supreme trinity of Hinduism. In this association Brahma, the first member, is conceived as being self-created out of the Brahman —infinity. Were it not for close identification with the pantheistic Infinite One, Brahma could constitute the foundation for a concept of the Universal Father. Brahma is also identified with fate. The worship of the second and third members, Siva and Vishnu, arose in the first millennium after Christ. Siva is lord of life and death, god of fertility, and master of destruction. Vishnu is extremely popular due to the belief that he periodically incarnates in human form. In this way, Vishnu becomes real and living in the imaginations of the Indians. Siva and Vishnu are each regarded by some as supreme over all.
3. Vedic and post-Vedic deities. Many of the ancient gods of the Aryans, such as Agni, Indra, Soma, have persisted as secondary to the three members of the Trimurti. Numerous additional gods have arisen since the early days of Vedic India, and these have also been incorporated into the Hindu pantheon.
4. The demigods: supermen, semigods, heroes, demons, ghosts, evil spirits, sprites, monsters, goblins, and saints of the later-day cults.

Hinduism has survived because it is essentially an integral part of the basic social fabric of India. It has no great hierarchy which can be disturbed or destroyed; it is interwoven into the life pattern of the people. It has an adaptability to changing conditions that excels all other cults, and it displays a tolerant attitude of adoption toward many other religions, Gautama Buddha and even Christ himself being claimed as incarnations of Vishnu. Today, in India, the great need is for the portrayal of the Jesusonian gospel —the Fatherhood of God and the sonship and consequent brotherhood of all men, which is personally realized in loving ministry and social service. In India the philosophical framework is existent, the cult structure is present; all that is needed is the vitalizing spark of the dynamic love portrayed in the original gospel of the Son of Man, divested of the Occidental dogmas and doctrines which have tended to make Christ’s life bestowal a white man’s religion.

China
It was in direct consequence of this teaching that the earliest form of Taoism arose in China, a vastly different religion than the one which bears that name today. Early or proto-Taoism was a compound of the following factors:
1. The lingering teachings of Singlangton, which persisted in the concept of Shang-ti, the God of Heaven. In the times of Singlangton the Chinese people became virtually monotheistic; they concentrated their worship on the One Truth, later known as the Spirit of Heaven, the universe ruler. And the yellow race never fully lost this early concept of Deity, although in subsequent centuries many subordinate gods and spirits insidiously crept into their religion.
2. The Salem religion of a Most High Creator Deity who would bestow his favor upon mankind in response to man’s faith. But it is all too true that, by the time the Melchizedek missionaries had penetrated to the lands of the yellow race, their original message had become considerably changed from the simple doctrines of Salem in the days of Machiventa.
3. The Brahman-Absolute concept of the Indian philosophers, coupled with the desire to escape all evil. Perhaps the greatest extraneous influence in the eastward spread of the Salem religion was exerted by the Indian teachers of the Vedic faith, who injected their conception of the Brahman —the Absolute —into the salvationistic thought of the Salemites.

This composite belief spread through the lands of the yellow and brown races as an underlying influence in religio-philosophic thought. In Japan this proto-Taoism was known as Shinto, and in this country, far-distant from Salem of Palestine, the peoples learned of the incarnation of Machiventa Melchizedek, who dwelt upon earth that the name of God might not be forgotten by mankind.

Lao-tse and Confucius
Lao-tse built directly upon the concepts of the Salem traditions when he declared Tao to be the One First Cause of all creation. Lao was a man of great spiritual vision. He taught that man’s eternal destiny was “everlasting union with Tao, Supreme God and Universal King.” His comprehension of ultimate causation was most discerning, for he wrote: “Unity arises out of the Absolute Tao, and from Unity there appears cosmic Duality, and from such Duality, Trinity springs forth into existence, and Trinity is the primal source of all reality.” “All reality is ever in balance between the potentials and the actuals of the cosmos, and these are eternally harmonized by the spirit of divinity.” Lao-tse also made one of the earliest presentations of the doctrine of returning good for evil: “Goodness begets goodness, but to the one who is truly good, evil also begets goodness.” He taught the return of the creature to the Creator and pictured life as the emergence of a personality from the cosmic potentials, while death was like the returning home of this creature personality. His concept of true faith was unusual, and he too likened it to the “attitude of a little child.”

His understanding of the eternal purpose of God was clear, for he said: “The Absolute Deity does not strive but is always victorious; he does not coerce mankind but always stands ready to respond to their true desires; the will of God is eternal in patience and eternal in the inevitability of its expression.” And of the true religionist he said, in expressing the truth that it is more blessed to give than to receive: “The good man seeks not to retain truth for himself but rather attempts to bestow these riches upon his fellows, for that is the realization of truth. The will of the Absolute God always benefits, never destroys; the purpose of the true believer is always to act but never to coerce.” Lao’s teaching of nonresistance and the distinction which he made between action and coercion became later perverted into the beliefs of “seeing, doing, and thinking nothing.” But Lao never taught such error, albeit his presentation of nonresistance has been a factor in the further development of the pacific predilections of the Chinese peoples.

Confucius (Kung Fu-tze) was a younger contemporary of Lao in sixth-century China. Confucius based his doctrines upon the better moral traditions of the long history of the yellow race, and he was also somewhat influenced by the lingering traditions of the Salem missionaries. His chief work consisted in the compilation of the wise sayings of ancient philosophers. He was a rejected teacher during his lifetime, but his writings and teachings have ever since exerted a great influence in China and Japan. Confucius set a new pace for the shamans in that he put morality in the place of magic. The Confucian preachment of morality was predicated on the theory that the earthly way is the distorted shadow of the heavenly way; that the true pattern of temporal civilization is the mirror reflection of the eternal order of heaven. The potential God concept in Confucianism was almost completely subordinated to the emphasis placed upon the Way of Heaven, the pattern of the cosmos.

The teachings of Lao have been lost to all but a few in the Orient, but the writings of Confucius have ever since constituted the basis of the moral fabric of the culture of almost a third of man. These Confucian precepts, while perpetuating the best of the past, were somewhat inimical to the very Chinese spirit of investigation that had produced those achievements which were so venerated. The influence of these doctrines was unsuccessfully combated both by the imperial efforts of Ch’in Shih Huang Ti and by the teachings of Mo Ti, who proclaimed a brotherhood founded not on ethical duty but on the love of God. He sought to rekindle the ancient quest for new truth, but his teachings failed before the vigorous opposition of the disciples of Confucius.

Gautama Siddhartha
Contemporary with Lao-tse and Confucius in China, another great teacher of truth arose in India. Gautama Siddhartha was born in the sixth century before Christ in the north Indian province of Nepal. His followers later made it appear that he was the son of a fabulously wealthy ruler, but, in truth, he was the heir apparent to the throne of a petty chieftain who ruled by sufferance over a small and secluded mountain valley in the southern Himalayas. Gautama formulated those theories which grew into the philosophy of Buddhism after six years of the futile practice of Yoga. Siddhartha made a determined but unavailing fight against the growing caste system. There was a lofty sincerity and a unique unselfishness about this young prophet prince that greatly appealed to the men of those days. He detracted from the practice of seeking individual salvation through physical affliction and personal pain. And he exhorted his followers to carry his gospel to all the world.

Amid the confusion and extreme cult practices of India, the saner and more moderate teachings of Gautama came as a refreshing relief. He denounced gods, priests, and their sacrifices, but he too failed to perceive the personality of the One Universal. Not believing in the existence of individual human souls, Gautama, of course, made a valiant fight against the time-honored belief in transmigration of the soul. He made a noble effort to deliver men from fear, to make them feel at ease and at home in the great universe, but he failed to show them the pathway to that real and supernal home of ascending mortals and to the expanding service of eternal existence. Gautama was a real prophet, and had he heeded the instruction of the hermit Godad, he might have aroused all India by the inspiration of the revival of the Salem gospel of salvation by faith. Godad was descended through a family that had never lost the traditions of the Melchizedek missionaries.

When proclaimed at its best, Gautama’s gospel of universal salvation, free from sacrifice, torture, ritual, and priests, was a revolutionary and amazing doctrine for its time. And it came surprisingly near to being a revival of the Salem gospel. It brought succor to millions of despairing souls, and notwithstanding its grotesque perversion during later centuries, it still persists as the hope of millions of human beings. Siddhartha taught far more truth than has survived in the modern cults bearing his name. Modern Buddhism is no more the teachings of Gautama Siddhartha than is Christianity the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

All Earth is waiting for the proclamation of the ennobling message of Christ, unencumbered by the accumulated doctrines and dogmas of nineteen centuries of contact with the religions of evolutionary origin. The hour is striking for presenting to Buddhism, to Christianity, to Hinduism, even to the peoples of all faiths, not the gospel about Jesus, but the living, spiritual reality of the gospel of Jesus.

Melchizedek Teachings in the Levant

Mesopotamia
Only, during the Melchizedek era, the seventh day was regarded as the worst of bad luck. It was taboo-ridden; it was unlawful to go on a journey, cook food, or make a fire on the evil seventh day. The Jews carried back to Palestine many of the Mesopotamian taboos which they had found resting on the Babylonian observance of the seventh day, the Shabattum. Although the Salem teachers did much to refine and uplift the religions of Mesopotamia, they did not succeed in bringing the various peoples to the permanent recognition of one God. Such teaching gained the ascendancy for more than one hundred and fifty years and then gradually gave way to the older belief in a multiplicity of deities.

The early progress of the Melchizedek teaching was highly gratifying until Nabodad, the leader of the school at Kish, decided to make a concerted attack upon the prevalent practices of temple harlotry. But the Salem missionaries failed in their effort to bring about this social reform, and in the wreck of this failure all their more important spiritual and philosophic teachings went down in defeat. This defeat of the Salem gospel was immediately followed by a great increase in the cult of Ishtar, a ritual which had already invaded Palestine as Ashtoreth, Egypt as Isis, Greece as Aphrodite, and the northern tribes as Astarte. And it was in connection with this revival of the worship of Ishtar that the Babylonian priests turned anew to stargazing; astrology experienced its last great Mesopotamian revival, fortunetelling became the vogue, and for centuries the priesthood increasingly deteriorated.

Melchizedek had warned his followers to teach about the one God, the Father and Maker of all, and to preach only the gospel of divine favor through faith alone. But it has often been the error of the teachers of new truth to attempt too much, to attempt to supplant slow evolution by sudden revolution. The Melchizedek missionaries in Mesopotamia raised a moral standard too high for the people; they attempted too much, and their noble cause went down in defeat. They had been commissioned to preach a definite gospel, to proclaim the truth of the reality of the Universal Father, but they became entangled in the apparently worthy cause of reforming the mores, and thus was their great mission sidetracked and virtually lost in frustration and oblivion.

It was the Salem missionaries of the period following the rejection of their teaching who wrote many of the Old Testament Psalms, inscribing them on stone, where later-day Hebrew priests found them during the captivity and subsequently incorporated them among the collection of hymns ascribed to Jewish authorship. These beautiful psalms from Babylon were not written in the temples of Bel-Marduk; they were the work of the descendants of the earlier Salem missionaries, and they are a striking contrast to the magical conglomerations of the Babylonian priests. The Book of Job is a fairly good reflection of the teachings of the Salem school at Kish and throughout Mesopotamia. Much of the Mesopotamian religious culture found its way into Hebrew literature and liturgy by way of Egypt through the work of Amenemope and Ikhnaton. The Egyptians remarkably preserved the teachings of social obligation derived from the earlier Andite Mesopotamians and so largely lost by the later Babylonians who occupied the Euphrates valley.

Egypt
It was political and moral, rather than philosophic or religious, tendencies that rendered Egypt more favorable to the Salem teaching than Mesopotamia. Each tribal leader in Egypt, after fighting his way to the throne, sought to perpetuate his dynasty by proclaiming his tribal god the original deity and creator of all other gods. In this way the Egyptians gradually got used to the idea of a supergod, a steppingstone to the later doctrine of a universal creator Deity. The idea of monotheism wavered back and forth in Egypt for many centuries, the belief in one God always gaining ground but never quite dominating the evolving concepts of polytheism.

The superstitions of these times are well illustrated by the general belief in the efficacy of spittle as a healing agent, an idea which had its origin in Egypt and spread therefrom to Arabia and Mesopotamia. In the legendary battle of Horus with Set the young god lost his eye, but after Set was vanquished, this eye was restored by the wise god Thoth, who spat upon the wound and healed it. The Egyptians long believed that the stars twinkling in the night sky represented the survival of the souls of the worthy dead; other survivors they thought were absorbed into the sun. During a certain period, solar veneration became a species of ancestor worship. The sloping entrance passage of the great pyramid pointed directly toward the Pole Star so that the soul of the king, when emerging from the tomb, could go straight to the stationary and established constellations of the fixed stars, the supposed abode of the kings.

The concept of judgment in the hereafter for the sins of one’s life in the flesh on earth was carried over into Hebrew theology from Egypt. The word judgment appears only once in the entire Book of Hebrew Psalms, and that particular psalm was written by an Egyptian.

Three thousand years before the Hebrew scriptures were written, the motto of the Egyptians was: “Established is the man whose standard is righteousness; who walks according to its way.” They taught gentleness, moderation, and discretion. The message of one of the great teachers of this epoch was: “Do right and deal justly with all.” The Egyptian triad of this age was Truth-Justice-Righteousness. Of all the purely human religions of Earth none ever surpassed the social ideals and the moral grandeur of this onetime humanism of the Nile valley.

Egypt was intellectual and moral but not overly spiritual. In six thousand years only four great prophets arose among the Egyptians. Amenemope they followed for a season; Okhban they murdered; Ikhnaton they accepted but halfheartedly for one short generation; Moses they rejected. Again was it political rather than religious circumstances that made it easy for Abraham and, later on, for Joseph to exert great influence throughout Egypt in behalf of the Salem teachings of one God. But when the Salem missionaries first entered Egypt, they encountered this highly ethical culture of evolution blended with the modified moral standards of Mesopotamian immigrants. These early Nile valley teachers were the first to proclaim conscience as the mandate of God, the voice of Deity.

Teachings of Amenemope
In due time there grew up in Egypt a teacher called by many the “son of man” and by others Amenemope. This seer exalted conscience to its highest pinnacle of arbitrament between right and wrong, taught punishment for sin, and proclaimed salvation through calling upon the solar deity. Amenemope taught that riches and fortune were the gift of God, and this concept thoroughly colored the later appearing Hebrew philosophy. This noble teacher believed that God-consciousness was the determining factor in all conduct; that every moment should be lived in the realization of the presence of, and responsibility to, God. The teachings of this sage were subsequently translated into Hebrew and became the sacred book of that people long before the Old Testament was reduced to writing. The chief preachment of this good man had to do with instructing his son in uprightness and honesty in governmental positions of trust, and these noble sentiments of long ago would do honor to any modern statesman.

This wise man of the Nile taught that “riches take themselves wings and fly away” —that all things earthly are evanescent. His great prayer was to be “saved from fear.” He exhorted all to turn away from “the words of men” to “the acts of God.” In substance he taught: Man proposes but God disposes. His teachings, translated into Hebrew, determined the philosophy of the Old Testament Book of Proverbs. Translated into Greek, they gave color to all subsequent Hellenic religious philosophy. The later Alexandrian philosopher, Philo, possessed a copy of the Book of Wisdom. Amenemope functioned to conserve the ethics of evolution and the morals of revelation and in his writings passed them on both to the Hebrews and to the Greeks. He was not the greatest of the religious teachers of this age, but he was the most influential in that he colored the subsequent thought of two vital links in the growth of Occidental civilization —the Hebrews, among whom evolved the acme of Occidental religious faith, and the Greeks, who developed pure philosophic thought to its greatest European heights.

Ikhnaton
During this time of increasing spiritual depression in Mesopotamia, he kept alive the doctrine of El Elyon, the One God, in Egypt, thus maintaining the philosophic monotheistic channel which was vital to the religious background of the then future bestowal of Christ. And it was in recognition of this exploit, among other reasons, that the child Jesus was taken to Egypt, where some of the spiritual successors of Ikhnaton saw him and to some extent understood certain phases of his divine mission to Earth. Moses, the greatest character between Melchizedek and Jesus, was the joint gift to the world of the Hebrew race and the Egyptian royal family; and had Ikhnaton possessed the versatility and ability of Moses, had he manifested a political genius to match his surprising religious leadership, then would Egypt have become the great monotheistic nation of that age; and if this had happened, it is barely possible that Jesus might have lived the greater portion of his mortal life in Egypt.

Never in all history did any king so methodically proceed to swing a whole nation from polytheism to monotheism as did this extraordinary Ikhnaton. With the most amazing determination this young ruler broke with the past, changed his name, abandoned his capital, built an entirely new city, and created a new art and literature for a whole people. But he went too fast; he built too much, more than could stand when he had gone. Again, he failed to provide for the material stability and prosperity of his people, all of which reacted unfavorably against his religious teachings when the subsequent floods of adversity and oppression swept over the Egyptians. Had this man of amazingly clear vision and extraordinary singleness of purpose had the political sagacity of Moses, he would have changed the whole history of the evolution of religion and the revelation of truth in the Occidental world. During his lifetime he was able to curb the activities of the priests, whom he generally discredited, but they maintained their cults in secret and sprang into action as soon as the young king passed from power; and they were not slow to connect all of Egypt’s subsequent troubles with the establishment of monotheism during his reign.

Ikhnaton was wise enough to maintain the outward worship of Aton, the sun-god, while he led his associates in the disguised worship of the One God, creator of Aton and supreme Father of all. This young teacher-king was a prolific writer, being author of the exposition entitled “The One God,” a book of thirty-one chapters, which the priests, when returned to power, utterly destroyed. Ikhnaton also wrote one hundred and thirty-seven hymns, twelve of which are now preserved in the Old Testament Book of Psalms, credited to Hebrew authorship. The supreme word of Ikhnaton’s religion in daily life was “righteousness,” and he rapidly expanded the concept of right doing to embrace international as well as national ethics. This was a generation of amazing personal piety and was characterized by a genuine aspiration among the more intelligent men and women to find God and to know him. In those days social position or wealth gave no Egyptian any advantage in the eyes of the law. The family life of Egypt did much to preserve and augment moral culture and was the inspiration of the later superb family life of the Jews in Palestine.

Although the effort of this Egyptian ruler to impose the worship of one God upon his people appeared to fail, it should be recorded that the repercussions of his work persisted for centuries both in Palestine and Greece, and that Egypt thus became the agent for transmitting the combined evolutionary culture of the Nile and the revelatory religion of the Euphrates to all of the subsequent peoples of the Occident. The glory of this great era of moral development and spiritual growth in the Nile valley was rapidly passing at about the time the national life of the Hebrews was beginning, and consequent upon their sojourn in Egypt these Bedouins carried away much of these teachings and perpetuated many of Ikhnaton’s doctrines in their racial religion.

Iran
The doctrine of the Abrahamic covenant was virtually extinct in Persia when, in that great century of moral renaissance, the sixth before Christ, Zoroaster appeared to revive the smouldering embers of the Salem gospel. This founder of a new religion was a virile and adventurous youth, who, on his first pilgrimage to Ur in Mesopotamia, had learned of the traditions of the Planetary Prince and the Lucifer rebellion —along with many other traditions —all of which had made a strong appeal to his religious nature. Accordingly, as the result of a dream while in Ur, he settled upon a program of returning to his northern home to undertake the remodeling of the religion of his people. He had imbibed the Hebraic idea of a God of justice, the Mosaic concept of divinity. The idea of a supreme God was clear in his mind, and he set down all other gods as devils, consigned them to the ranks of the demons of which he had heard in Mesopotamia. He had learned of the story of the Seven Master Spirits as the tradition lingered in Ur, and, accordingly, he created a galaxy of seven supreme gods with Ahura-Mazda at its head. These subordinate gods he associated with the idealization of Right Law, Good Thought, Noble Government, Holy Character, Health, and Immortality.

And this new religion was one of action —work —not prayers and rituals. Its God was a being of supreme wisdom and the patron of civilization; it was a militant religious philosophy which dared to battle with evil, inaction, and backwardness. Zoroaster did not teach the worship of fire but sought to utilize the flame as a symbol of the pure and wise Spirit of universal and supreme dominance. (All too true, his later followers did both reverence and worship this symbolic fire.) Finally, upon the conversion of an Iranian prince, this new religion was spread by the sword. And Zoroaster heroically died in battle for that which he believed was the “truth of the Lord of light.” Zoroastrianism is the only Urantian creed that perpetuates the Dalamatian and Edenic teachings about the Seven Master Spirits. While failing to evolve the Trinity concept, it did in a certain way approach that of God the Sevenfold. Original Zoroastrianism was not a pure dualism; though the early teachings did picture evil as a time co-ordinate of goodness, it was definitely eternity-submerged in the ultimate reality of the good. Only in later times did the belief gain credence that good and evil contended on equal terms.

The Jewish traditions of heaven and hell and the doctrine of devils as recorded in the Hebrew scriptures, while founded on the lingering traditions of Lucifer and Caligastia, were principally derived from the Zoroastrians during the times when the Jews were under the political and cultural dominance of the Persians. Zoroaster, like the Egyptians, taught the “day of judgment,” but he connected this event with the end of the world. Even the religion which succeeded Zoroastrianism in Persia was markedly influenced by it. When the Iranian priests sought to overthrow the teachings of Zoroaster, they resurrected the ancient worship of Mithra. And Mithraism spread throughout the Levant and Mediterranean regions, being for some time a contemporary of both Judaism and Christianity. The teachings of Zoroaster thus came successively to impress three great religions: Judaism and Christianity and, through them, Mohammedanism.

Arabia
Here and there throughout Arabia were families and clans that held on to the hazy idea of the one God. Such groups treasured the traditions of Melchizedek, Abraham, Moses, and Zoroaster. There were numerous centers that might have responded to the Jesusonian gospel, but the Christian missionaries of the desert lands were an austere and unyielding group in contrast with the compromisers and innovators who functioned as missionaries in the Mediterranean countries. Had the followers of Jesus taken more seriously his injunction to “go into all the world and preach the gospel,” and had they been more gracious in that preaching, less stringent in collateral social requirements of their own devising, then many lands would gladly have received the simple gospel of the carpenter’s son, Arabia among them. Despite the fact that the great Levantine monotheisms failed to take root in Arabia, this desert land was capable of producing a faith which, though less demanding in its social requirements, was nonetheless monotheistic.

There was only one factor of a tribal, racial, or national nature about the primitive and unorganized beliefs of the desert, and that was the peculiar and general respect which almost all Arabian tribes were willing to pay to a certain black stone fetish in a certain temple at Mecca. This point of common contact and reverence subsequently led to the establishment of the Islamic religion. What Yahweh, the volcano spirit, was to the Jewish Semites, the Kaaba stone became to their Arabic cousins. The strength of Islam has been its clear-cut and well-defined presentation of Allah as the one and only Deity; its weakness, the association of military force with its promulgation, together with its degradation of woman. But it has steadfastly held to its presentation of the One Universal Deity of all, “who knows the invisible and the visible. He is the merciful and the compassionate.” “Truly God is plenteous in goodness to all men.” “And when I am sick, it is he who heals me.” “For whenever as many as three speak together, God is present as a fourth,” for is he not “the first and the last, also the seen and the hidden”?

Teachings in the Occident

The Greeks
The early influence of the Salem teachers was nearly destroyed by the so-called Aryan invasion from southern Europe and the East. These Hellenic invaders brought along with them anthropomorphic God concepts similar to those which their Aryan fellows had carried to India. This importation inaugurated the evolution of the Greek family of gods and goddesses. This new religion was partly based on the cults of the incoming Hellenic barbarians, but it also shared in the myths of the older inhabitants of Greece. The Hellenic Greeks found the Mediterranean world largely dominated by the mother cult, and they imposed upon these peoples their man-god, Dyaus-Zeus, who had already become, like Yahweh among the henotheistic Semites, head of the whole Greek pantheon of subordinate gods. And the Greeks would have eventually achieved a true monotheism in the concept of Zeus except for their retention of the overcontrol of Fate. A God of final value must, himself, be the arbiter of fate and the creator of destiny.

A lightly regarded and superficial religion cannot endure, especially when it has no priesthood to foster its forms and to fill the hearts of the devotees with fear and awe. The Olympian religion did not promise salvation, nor did it quench the spiritual thirst of its believers; therefore was it doomed to perish. Within a millennium of its inception it had nearly vanished, and the Greeks were without a national religion, the gods of Olympus having lost their hold upon the better minds. This was the situation when, during the sixth century before Christ, the Orient and the Levant experienced a revival of spiritual consciousness and a new awakening to the recognition of monotheism. But the West did not share in this new development; neither Europe nor northern Africa extensively participated in this religious renaissance. The Greeks, however, did engage in a magnificent intellectual advancement. They had begun to master fear and no longer sought religion as an antidote therefor, but they did not perceive that true religion is the cure for soul hunger, spiritual disquiet, and moral despair. They sought for the solace of the soul in deep thinking —philosophy and metaphysics. They turned from the contemplation of self-preservation —salvation —to self-realization and self-understanding.

The philosophers disdained all forms of worship, notwithstanding that they practically all held loosely to the background of a belief in the Salem doctrine of “the Intelligence of the universe,” “the idea of God,” and “the Great Source.” In so far as the Greek philosophers gave recognition to the divine and the superfinite, they were frankly monotheistic; they gave scant recognition to the whole galaxy of Olympian gods and goddesses. The Greek poets of the fifth and sixth centuries, notably Pindar, attempted the reformation of Greek religion. They elevated its ideals, but they were more artists than religionists. They failed to develop a technique for fostering and conserving supreme values.

Xenophanes taught one God, but his deity concept was too pantheistic to be a personal Father to mortal man. Anaxagoras was a mechanist except that he did recognize a First Cause, an Initial Mind. Socrates and his successors, Plato and Aristotle, taught that virtue is knowledge; goodness, health of the soul; that it is better to suffer injustice than to be guilty of it, that it is wrong to return evil for evil, and that the gods are wise and good. Their cardinal virtues were: wisdom, courage, temperance, and justice.

But the average men of these times could not grasp, nor were they much interested in, the Greek philosophy of self-realization and an abstract Deity; they rather craved promises of salvation, coupled with a personal God who could hear their prayers. They exiled the philosophers, persecuted the remnants of the Salem cult, both doctrines having become much blended, and made ready for that terrible orgiastic plunge into the follies of the mystery cults which were then overspreading the Mediterranean lands. The Eleusinian mysteries grew up within the Olympian pantheon, a Greek version of the worship of fertility; Dionysus nature worship flourished; the best of the cults was the Orphic brotherhood, whose moral preachments and promises of salvation made a great appeal to many.

All Greece became involved in these new methods of attaining salvation, these emotional and fiery ceremonials. No nation ever attained such heights of artistic philosophy in so short a time; none ever created such an advanced system of ethics practically without Deity and entirely devoid of the promise of human salvation; no nation ever plunged so quickly, deeply, and violently into such depths of intellectual stagnation, moral depravity, and spiritual poverty as these same Greek peoples when they flung themselves into the mad whirl of the mystery cults. Religions have long endured without philosophical support, but few philosophies, as such, have long persisted without some identification with religion. Philosophy is to religion as conception is to action. But the ideal human estate is that in which philosophy, religion, and science are welded into a meaningful unity by the conjoined action of wisdom, faith, and experience.

In Rome
In the great monotheistic renaissance of Melchizedek’s gospel during the sixth century before Christ, too few of the Salem missionaries penetrated Italy, and those who did were unable to overcome the influence of the rapidly spreading Etruscan priesthood with its new galaxy of gods and temples, all of which became organized into the Roman state religion. This religion of the Latin tribes was not trivial and venal like that of the Greeks, neither was it austere and tyrannical like that of the Hebrews; it consisted for the most part in the observance of mere forms, vows, and taboos. Roman religion was greatly influenced by extensive cultural importations from Greece. Eventually most of the Olympian gods were transplanted and incorporated into the Latin pantheon. The Greeks long worshiped the fire of the family hearth —Hestia was the virgin goddess of the hearth; Vesta was the Roman goddess of the home. Zeus became Jupiter; Aphrodite, Venus; and so on down through the many Olympian deities.

The religious initiation of Roman youths was the occasion of their solemn consecration to the service of the state. Oaths and admissions to citizenship were in reality religious ceremonies. The Latin peoples maintained temples, altars, and shrines and, in a crisis, would consult the oracles. They preserved the bones of heroes and later on those of the Christian saints. This formal and unemotional form of pseudoreligious patriotism was doomed to collapse, even as the highly intellectual and artistic worship of the Greeks had gone down before the fervid and deeply emotional worship of the mystery cults. The greatest of these devastating cults was the mystery religion of the Mother of God sect, which had its headquarters, in those days, on the exact site of the present church of St. Peter’s in Rome. The emerging Roman state conquered politically but was in turn conquered by the cults, rituals, mysteries, and god concepts of Egypt, Greece, and the Levant. These imported cults continued to flourish throughout the Roman state up to the time of Augustus, who, purely for political and civic reasons, made a heroic and somewhat successful effort to destroy the mysteries and revive the older political religion.

One of the priests of the state religion told Augustus of the earlier attempts of the Salem teachers to spread the doctrine of one God, a final Deity presiding over all supernatural beings; and this idea took such a firm hold on the emperor that he built many temples, stocked them well with beautiful images, reorganized the state priesthood, re-established the state religion, appointed himself acting high priest of all, and as emperor did not hesitate to proclaim himself the supreme god. This new religion of Augustus worship flourished and was observed throughout the empire during his lifetime except in Palestine, the home of the Jews. And this era of the human gods continued until the official Roman cult had a roster of more than twoscore self-elevated human deities, all claiming miraculous births and other superhuman attributes.

The last stand of the dwindling band of Salem believers was made by an earnest group of preachers, the Cynics, who exhorted the Romans to abandon their wild and senseless religious rituals and return to a form of worship embodying Melchizedek’s gospel as it had been modified and contaminated through contact with the philosophy of the Greeks. But the people at large rejected the Cynics; they preferred to plunge into the rituals of the mysteries, which not only offered hopes of personal salvation but also gratified the desire for diversion, excitement, and entertainment.

The Mystery Cults
The three mystery cults which became most popular were:
1. The Phrygian cult of Cybele and her son Attis.
2. The Egyptian cult of Osiris and his mother Isis.
3. The Iranian cult of the worship of Mithras as the savior and redeemer of sinful mankind.

The Phrygian and Egyptian mysteries taught that the divine son (respectively Attis and Osiris) had experienced death and had been resurrected by divine power, and further that all who were properly initiated into the mystery, and who reverently celebrated the anniversary of the god’s death and resurrection, would thereby become partakers of his divine nature and his immortality. The Phrygian ceremonies were imposing but degrading; their bloody festivals indicate how degraded and primitive these Levantine mysteries became. The most holy day was Black Friday, the “day of blood,” commemorating the self-inflicted death of Attis. After three days of the celebration of the sacrifice and death of Attis the festival was turned to joy in honor of his resurrection.

The rituals of the worship of Isis and Osiris were more refined and impressive than were those of the Phrygian cult. This Egyptian ritual was built around the legend of the Nile god of old, a god who died and was resurrected, which concept was derived from the observation of the annually recurring stoppage of vegetation growth followed by the springtime restoration of all living plants. The frenzy of the observance of these mystery cults and the orgies of their ceremonials, which were supposed to lead up to the “enthusiasm” of the realization of divinity, were sometimes most revolting.

The Cult of Mithras
The cult of Mithras arose in Iran and long persisted in its homeland despite the militant opposition of the followers of Zoroaster. But by the time Mithraism reached Rome, it had become greatly improved by the absorption of many of Zoroaster’s teachings. It was chiefly through the Mithraic cult that Zoroaster’s religion exerted an influence upon later appearing Christianity. The Mithraic cult portrayed a militant god taking origin in a great rock, engaging in valiant exploits, and causing water to gush forth from a rock struck with his arrows. There was a flood from which one man escaped in a specially built boat and a last supper which Mithras celebrated with the sun-god before he ascended into the heavens. This sun-god, or Sol Invictus, was a degeneration of the Ahura-Mazda deity concept of Zoroastrianism. Mithras was conceived as the surviving champion of the sun-god in his struggle with the god of darkness. And in recognition of his slaying the mythical sacred bull, Mithras was made immortal, being exalted to the station of intercessor for the human race among the gods on high.

The adherents of this cult worshiped in caves and other secret places, chanting hymns, mumbling magic, eating the flesh of the sacrificial animals, and drinking the blood. Three times a day they worshiped, with special weekly ceremonials on the day of the sun-god and with the most elaborate observance of all on the annual festival of Mithras, December twenty-fifth. It was believed that the partaking of the sacrament ensured eternal life, the immediate passing, after death, to the bosom of Mithras, there to tarry in bliss until the judgment day. On the judgment day the Mithraic keys of heaven would unlock the gates of Paradise for the reception of the faithful; whereupon all the unbaptized of the living and the dead would be annihilated upon the return of Mithras to earth. It was taught that, when a man died, he went before Mithras for judgment, and that at the end of the world Mithras would summon all the dead from their graves to face the last judgment. The wicked would be destroyed by fire, and the righteous would reign with Mithras forever. At first it was a religion only for men, and there were seven different orders into which believers could be successively initiated. Later on, the wives and daughters of believers were admitted to the temples of the Great Mother, which adjoined the Mithraic temples. The women’s cult was a mixture of Mithraic ritual and the ceremonies of the Phrygian cult of Cybele, the mother of Attis.

Mithraism and Christianity
Prior to the coming of the mystery cults and Christianity, personal religion hardly developed as an independent institution in the civilized lands of North Africa and Europe; it was more of a family, city-state, political, and imperial affair. The Hellenic Greeks never evolved a centralized worship system; the ritual was local; they had no priesthood and no “sacred book.” Much as the Romans, their religious institutions lacked a powerful driving agency for the preservation of higher moral and spiritual values. While it is true that the institutionalization of religion has usually detracted from its spiritual quality, it is also a fact that no religion has thus far succeeded in surviving without the aid of institutional organization of some degree, greater or lesser. Occidental religion thus languished until the days of the Skeptics, Cynics, Epicureans, and Stoics, but most important of all, until the times of the great contest between Mithraism and Paul’s new religion of Christianity.

During the third century after Christ, Mithraic and Christian churches were very similar both in appearance and in the character of their ritual. A majority of such places of worship were underground, and both contained altars whose backgrounds variously depicted the sufferings of the savior who had brought salvation to a sin-cursed human race. Always had it been the practice of Mithraic worshipers, on entering the temple, to dip their fingers in holy water. And since in some districts there were those who at one time belonged to both religions, they introduced this custom into the majority of the Christian churches in the vicinity of Rome. Both religions employed baptism and partook of the sacrament of bread and wine. The one great difference between Mithraism and Christianity, aside from the characters of Mithras and Jesus, was that the one encouraged militarism while the other was ultrapacific. Mithraism’s tolerance for other religions (except later Christianity) led to its final undoing. But the deciding factor in the struggle between the two was the admission of women into the full fellowship of the Christian faith.

In the end the nominal Christian faith dominated the Occident. Greek philosophy supplied the concepts of ethical value; Mithraism, the ritual of worship observance; and Christianity, as such, the technique for the conservation of moral and social values.

The Christian Religion
The Son did not incarnate in the likeness of mortal flesh and bestow himself upon humanity to reconcile an angry God but rather to win all mankind to the recognition of the Father’s love and to the realization of their sonship with God. After all, even the great advocate of the atonement doctrine realized something of this truth, for he declared that “God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself.” (2 Cor. 5:19) It is not the purpose of this post to deal with the origin and dissemination of the Christian religion. Suffice it to say that it is built around the person of Jesus of Nazareth, the humanly incarnate Son of God, known as the Christ, the anointed one. Christianity was spread throughout the Levant and Occident by the followers of this Galilean, and their missionary zeal equaled that of their illustrious predecessors, the Sethites and Salemites, as well as that of their earnest Asiatic contemporaries, the Buddhist teachers. The Christian religion, as a system of belief, arose through the compounding of the following teachings, influences, beliefs, cults, and personal individual attitudes:
1. The Melchizedek teachings, which are a basic factor in all the religions of Occident and Orient that have arisen in the last four thousand years.
2. The Hebraic system of morality, ethics, theology, and belief in both Providence and the supreme Yahweh.
3. The Zoroastrian conception of the struggle between cosmic good and evil, which had already left its imprint on both Judaism and Mithraism. Through prolonged contact attendant upon the struggles between Mithraism and Christianity, the doctrines of the Iranian prophet became a potent factor in determining the theologic and philosophic cast and structure of the dogmas, tenets, and cosmology of the Hellenized and Latinized versions of the teachings of Jesus.
4. The mystery cults, especially Mithraism but also the worship of the Great Mother in the Phrygian cult. Even the legends of the birth of Jesus became tainted with the Roman version of the miraculous birth of the Iranian savior-hero, Mithras, whose advent on earth was supposed to have been witnessed by only a handful of gift-bearing shepherds who had been informed of this impending event by angels.
5. The historic fact of the human life of Joshua ben Joseph, the reality of Jesus of Nazareth as the glorified Christ, the Son of God.
6. The personal viewpoint of Paul of Tarsus. And it should be recorded that Mithraism was the dominant religion of Tarsus during his adolescence. Paul little dreamed that his well-intentioned letters to his converts would someday be regarded by still later Christians as the “word of God.” Such well-meaning teachers must not be held accountable for the use made of their writings by later-day successors.
7. The philosophic thought of the Hellenistic peoples, from Alexandria and Antioch through Greece to Syracuse and Rome. The philosophy of the Greeks was more in harmony with Paul’s version of Christianity than with any other current religious system and became an important factor in the success of Christianity in the Occident. Greek philosophy, coupled with Paul’s theology, still forms the basis of European ethics.

As the original teachings of Jesus penetrated the Occident, they became Occidentalized, and as they became Occidentalized, they began to lose their potentially universal appeal to all races and kinds of men. Christianity, today, has become a religion well adapted to the social, economic, and political mores of the white races. It has long since ceased to be the religion of Jesus, although it still valiantly portrays a beautiful religion about Jesus to such individuals as sincerely seek to follow in the way of its teaching. It has glorified Jesus as the Christ, the Messianic anointed one from God, but has largely forgotten the Master’s personal gospel: the Fatherhood of God and the universal brotherhood of all men. And this is the long story of the teachings of Machiventa Melchizedek. When Christ made ready to appear on Earth, the God concept was existent in the hearts of men and women, the same God concept that still flames anew in the living spiritual experience of the manifold children of the Universal Father as they live their intriguing temporal lives on the whirling planets of space.

Creation and Origin of Man [UBS #4]

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As stated in Introduction To “UBS” Study the following is: My opinions posted on this part of the study may or may not be my final feeling on the matter. I’ll be writing (or recording video) as I go, so it’s inevitable that some concepts may not have long enough to settle in my mind so a final thought or feeling can be reached. Some new and non-institutional concepts are going to be introduced, compared to the Bible, looked at with logic, and commented on. Whether or not you agree with these concepts are completely irrelevant. The purpose of this study is not whether you or I agree with the said study or with each other, but to help bring us closer to each other as brethren and ultimately closer to God. Your participation in this study is welcome and will be greatly appreciated.

Creation and the Origin of Man

History of the planet:
This section of the study-source starts out with alot of science. Im going to give the basics as it may pertain to future readings.
Approximately 987 Billion years ago our universe started taking shape. By approximately 500 Billion years ago the suns, stars and planets were formed and began their orbits. Approximately 200 Billion years ago planets were beginning to cool enough to hold life. Our sun was born 6 Billion years ago. Our planets were born 4.5 Billion years ago. The study-source also suggests that for a time, Jupiter and Saturn once served as dimmer secondary suns before cooling off. About 2 Billion years ago our planet started creating its atmosphere. Earths surface is 1.5 Billion years old. While the center is much older. 1 Billion years ago much volcanic eruption had stopped and lava cooled to create the crust. The atmosphere was well formed. And the planet had reached the size it is today.
As volcanic eruptions stopped and the planet cooled, we were a water world. There was approximately 1 mile deep of water covering the entire planet. The water was slightly acid, but mainly fresh. Due to earthquakes and underwater volcanic eruptions under the modern-day Pacific Ocean, the first land mass above water was created. 950 Million years ago there was the first continental land mass surrounded by only one planet-wide ocean. By about 900 Million years ago the continental land mass took up 10% of the planets surface. Roughly 600 Million years ago, life began being planted on our planet. All life needs salt to live.
In the early days of life, plants were first. The atmosphere was so dense and empty of oxygen, animals would not be able to breathe. The plants breathe in the carbons and breathe out the oxygen. Which now makes it ripe for animal life. Plants and animal sustain each other as animals breathe in oxygen and out carbon which the plants breathe in to create oxygen for the animals to breathe. Life was planted in the tropical waters of what would later become the individual continents, done so each continent would grow life. Animal life first appeared roughly 450 Million years ago.

The study-source suggests that though it can traced from vegetable to animal, we will never locate “missing links” from pre-human to human because such links never existed. From era to era radically new species of animal life arise. They do not evolve as the result of the gradual accumulation of small variations; they appear as full-fledged and new orders of life, and they appear suddenly. The sudden appearance of new species and diversified orders of living organisms is wholly biologic, strictly natural. There is nothing supernatural connected with these genetic mutations.
The era of life started approximately 1 Billion years ago.

350 Million years ago marine life was well established. Much of the continent was submerged in a continental flood except for what is now central Asia.

As stated Im only putting key things into this post. But I must say upto this point, and surely beyond, is the most fascinating creation story and epochs of time ever described. When the study-source is revealed you just must read it to see the in-depth story that Im failing to include in this post.

The first land animal was put on Earth at about 210 Million years ago.
The planet has a natural technique to ever-create new beds of gas, oil, and coal.
140 Million years ago reptilians; including crocodiles, scaled lizards, sea and flying reptiles appeared. 50 Million years ago placental mammals appeared. 35 Million years ago horses, cats, dogs, rodents, etc. appeared. 30 Million years ago toed animals began to appear. Many only having two or three toes. 20 Million years ago many animals crossed from Asia into the Americas. Including 15 species of elephant, of which only 2 survived. Due to rising mountain ranges causing creation of a cooler climate, much plant life began migrating towards the equator. Greenland and Iceland used to be tropical. The entire planet, prior to mountain ranges reaching into the atmosphere causing a cooling climate, the entire planet was tropical. With the increase in height mountains were blocking winds and bringing cooler air down. Eventually the evaporated waters turned to snow. Sheets of ice and snow began covering the planet. 2 Million years ago was the first glacial movement. About 1 Million years ago humankind appeared. Mankind appeared during the Ice Age. The sole survivors of this original, first-man are the Eskimos; that to this day prefer a more frigid environment. 500 Thousand years ago the six races of man appeared from the stock of original man. 200 Thousand years ago the Lucifer Rebellion came to Earth. 100 Thousand years ago the Ice Age ended as the glacial ice began to retreat northward. 35 Thousand years ago the Ice Age was completely over and Adam and Eve made their appearance on Earth.

Origin Of Man
993,497 years ago the first truly human beings appeared on Earth. These first men had a life span of about 75 years; and grew to approximately 5 feet tall. They were fully matured by age 12. They created a verbal and sign language of approximately 50 characters. It is these two who first discovered how to make fire and used animal skins to keep warm. They created the first tribe of mankind in caves. They were extremely clannish and went everywhere as a group. They hunted in groups and never travelled too far from their home site. Due to an earthquake they died at age 42 along with 5 children and 11 grandchildren. Their first son took leadership of the clan. This first family went problem free for 20 generations. At which point they dispersed. These first humans very closely resemble todays Eskimos. These first humans had developed more than 1,000 settlements across Europe. They were the early river-dwellers of France. They lived along the river for tens of thousands of years. They ate mostly meat. Started creating stone dome-shaped huts to live in. Invented the stone axe, harpoon, and various tools using flint. Finally came a spiritual leader that brought peace to the tribes and taught them of the “breath giver of man and animals”. The early tribes became animal worshippers.
Very early the peoples formed the habit of refraining from eating the flesh of the animal of tribal veneration. In order more suitably to impress the minds of their youths, they evolved a ceremony of reverence which was carried out about the body of one of these venerated animals; and still later on, this primitive performance developed into the more elaborate sacrificial ceremonies of their descendants. And this is the origin of sacrifices as a part of worship. This idea was elaborated by Moses in the Hebrew ritual and was preserved, in principle, by the Apostle Paul as the doctrine of atonement for sin by “the shedding of blood.”
950,000 years ago some of the tribe went West and kept progressing civilization forward. Others went East and South mating with inferior man and traveled back north and mated with the stationary tribes, almost destroying the advanced civilization. The study-source suggests this was the first of many occurrences where superior man and inferior man mating came close to destroying civilization and threatened the return of primitive ways. At 900,000 years ago mongrel ape-like tribes ventured north. By 850,000 years ago man settled in the mesopotamia region began to exterminate their inferiors. In under 1,000 years many of these inferior tribes were exterminated and the rest migrated back south. These tribes that attempted to kill off their inferiors gave birth to the Neanderthals.
The Neanderthalers were excellent fighters, and they traveled extensively. They gradually spread from the highland centers in northwest India to France on the west, China on the east, and even down into northern Africa. They dominated the world for almost half a million years until the times of the migration of the evolutionary races of color. By 550,000 years ago, fear of the dark and superstition brought on human sacrifices as a way to “appease the gods”. About 500,000 years ago the six races were born to a superior family. 19 children: Among these nineteen children were five red, two orange, four yellow, two green, four blue, and two indigo. These colors became more pronounced as the children grew older, and when these youths later mated with their fellow tribesmen, all of their offspring tended toward the skin color of the new colored parent.
The red man had problems with the yellow man. Red man than crossed over to the Americas leaving behind only those who mixed with other races. Since entering the Americas the red man has been on a steady decline. The study-source suggests that unless the red man and white man get along and mix, one of them is doomed for extinction.
The orange man was a less spiritual race. They ventured into Africa only to hit a war with the green people in Egypt. After 100yrs of fighting, the green man won. Under 100 orange were left and were absorbed into the green and later arriving indigo races. As a race, the orange man no longer exists. They ceased to exist 100,000 years ago as a race.
The yellow man were inferior to the red spiritually but superior socially. Unlike the red man, they get along for the most part and deemed the more peaceful of the races. The yellow man still exists in Asia.
The green man were less able. They dispersed in different directions. 350,000 years ago the northern tribes were enslaved and absorbed by the yellow and blue races. The eastern amalgamated with the peoples of India and still persist today. The southern tribes went into Africa where they destroyed the orange race. In Egypt the green man grew to 8-9ft tall. The remnants of these green men were absorbed by the indigo men.
The blue men were a great people. They early invented the spear and subsequently worked out the rudiments of many of the arts of modern civilization. The blue man had the brain power of the red man associated with the soul and sentiment of the yellow man. The Adamic descendants preferred them to all of the later persisting colored races. The early blue men were responsive to the persuasions of the teachers of the Planetary Prince’s staff and were thrown into great confusion by the subsequent perverted teachings of those traitorous leaders. Like other primitive races they never fully recovered from the turmoil produced by the Planetary Prince betrayal, nor did they ever completely overcome their tendency to fight among themselves. About five hundred years after the Planetary Prince’s downfall a widespread revival of learning and religion of a primitive sort —but none the less real and beneficial —occurred. There came a great teacher among the blue race and led many of the tribes back to the worship of the true God under the name of the “Supreme Chief.” This was the greatest advance of the blue man until those later times when this race was so greatly upstepped by the admixture of the Adamic stock. The European researches and explorations of the Old Stone Age have largely to do with unearthing the tools, bones, and artcraft of these ancient blue men, for they persisted in Europe until recent times. The so-called white races of Earth are the descendants of these blue men as they were first modified by slight mixture with yellow and red, and as they were later greatly upstepped by assimilating the greater portion of the violet race.
The indigo race. As the red men were the most advanced of all the peoples, so the black men were the least progressive. They were the last to migrate from their highland homes. They journeyed to Africa, taking possession of the continent, and have ever since remained there except when they have been forcibly taken away, from age to age, as slaves. Isolated in Africa, the indigo peoples, like the red man, received little or none of the race elevation which would have been derived from the infusion of the Adamic stock. Alone in Africa, the indigo race made little advancement until the days when they experienced a great spiritual awakening. While they later almost entirely forgot the “God of Gods” they did not entirely lose the desire to worship the Unknown; at least they maintained a form of worship up to a few thousand years ago. Notwithstanding their backwardness, these indigo peoples have exactly the same standing before the celestial powers as any other earthly race.

Between the times of the Planetary Prince and Adam, India became the home of the most cosmopolitan population ever to be found on the face of the earth. But it was unfortunate that this mixture came to contain so much of the green, orange, and indigo races. These secondary peoples found existence more easy and agreeable in the southlands, and many of them subsequently migrated to Africa. The primary peoples, the superior races, avoided the tropics, the red man going northeast to Asia, closely followed by the yellow man, while the blue race moved northwest into Europe.
When the relatively pure-line remnants of the red race forsook Asia, there were eleven tribes, and they numbered a little over seven thousand men, women, and children. These tribes were accompanied by three small groups of mixed ancestry, the largest of these being a combination of the orange and blue races. These three groups never fully fraternized with the red man and early journeyed southward to Mexico and Central America, where they were later joined by a small group of mixed yellows and reds. These peoples all intermarried and founded a new and amalgamated race, one which was much less warlike than the pure-line red men. Within five thousand years this amalgamated race broke up into three groups, establishing the civilizations respectively of Mexico, Central America, and South America. The South American offshoot did receive a faint touch of the blood of Adam.

500,000 years ago 100 staff of the Planetary Prince came in the physical form. They constructed schools to teach primitive man. The strongest of the races were recruited for teaching and sent back to be teachers of their tribes. Much of our legends have origin from these times. In these schools many more modern things were taught. Atleast we consider them modern. Much of what was taught to the humans was lost due to the Lucifer Rebellion, and we are only now re-discovering and re-learning such tasks and abilities.

Lucifer Rebellion Outbreak:
There are many ways of looking at sin, but from the universe philosophic viewpoint sin is the attitude of a personality who is knowingly resisting cosmic reality. Error might be regarded as a misconception or distortion of reality. Evil is a partial realization of, or maladjustment to, universe realities. But sin is a purposeful resistance to divine reality —a conscious choosing to oppose spiritual progress —while iniquity consists in an open and persistent defiance of recognized reality and signifies such a degree of personality disintegration as to border on cosmic insanity. Error suggests lack of intellectual keenness; evil, deficiency of wisdom; sin, abject spiritual poverty; but iniquity is indicative of vanishing personality control. And when sin has so many times been chosen and so often been repeated, it may become habitual. Habitual sinners can easily become iniquitous, become wholehearted rebels against the universe and all of its divine realities. While all manner of sins may be forgiven, it is doubtful whether the established iniquiter would ever sincerely experience sorrow for his misdeeds or accept forgiveness for his sins.
Upon the outbreak of rebellion, loyal cherubim and seraphim, with the aid of three faithful midwayers, assumed the custody of the tree of life and permitted only the forty loyalists of the staff and their associated modified mortals to partake of the fruit and leaves of this energy plant. There were fifty-six of these modified associates of the staff, sixteen of the attendants of the disloyal staff refusing to go into rebellion with their masters. The sixty members of the planetary staff who went into rebellion chose Nod as their leader. They worked wholeheartedly for the rebel Prince but soon discovered that they were deprived of the sustenance of the system life circuits. They awakened to the fact that they had been degraded to the status of mortal beings. They were indeed superhuman but, at the same time, material and mortal. In an effort to increase their numbers, their leader ordered immediate resort to sexual reproduction, knowing full well that the original sixty and their forty-four modified associates were doomed to suffer extinction by death, sooner or later. After the fall of the rebelling settlement the disloyal staff migrated to the north and the east. Their descendants were long known as the Nodites, and their dwelling place as “the land of Nod.” (Genesis 4:16) The presence of these extraordinary supermen and superwomen, stranded by rebellion and presently mating with the sons and daughters of earth, easily gave origin to those traditional stories of the gods coming down to mate with mortals. And thus originated the thousand and one legends of a mythical nature, but founded on the facts of the postrebellion days, which later found a place in the folk tales and traditions of the various peoples whose ancestors had participated in these contacts with the Nodites and their descendants.

Sin
Sin is fraught with fatal consequences to personal survival only when it is the attitude of the whole being, when it stands for the choosing of the mind and the willing of the soul. Eternal survival can be jeopardized only by the decisions of the mind and the choice of the soul of the individual himself. Sin enormously retards intellectual development, moral growth, social progress, and mass spiritual attainment. But it does not prevent the highest spiritual achievement by any individual who chooses to know God and sincerely do his divine will. No person is ever made to suffer vital spiritual deprivation because of the sin of another. Sin is wholly personal as to moral guilt or spiritual consequences, notwithstanding its far-flung repercussions in administrative, intellectual, and social domains.

Post any questions/comments. See you in [UBS #5] on Wednesday.

Earlier Study-Posts:
Introduction To “UBS” Study

Where Is God [UBS #1]

Man And Angels [UBS #2]

Introduction To Man, Adam and Eve; And The Lucifer Rebellion [UBS #3]

Introduction to Man, Adam and Eve; And the Lucifer Rebellion [UBS #3]

As stated in Introduction To “UBS” Study the following is: My opinions posted on this part of the study may or may not be my final feeling on the matter. I’ll be writing (or recording video) as I go, so it’s inevitable that some concepts may not have long enough to settle in my mind so a final thought or feeling can be reached. Some new and non-institutional concepts are going to be introduced, compared to the Bible, looked at with logic, and commented on. Whether or not you agree with these concepts are completely irrelevant. The purpose of this study is not whether you or I agree with the said study or with each other, but to help bring us closer to each other as brethren and ultimately closer to God. Your participation in this study is welcome and will be greatly appreciated.

Before the Lucifer Rebellion, Satan and his cohorts had governing authority over our universe. Upon the rebellion such authority was revoked and given to higher beings. Upto the birth of Christ, Satan and company still sat before the local beings to have their views heard. Upon the birth of Christ on Earth, the doors to sympathy have been closed to Satan and the rest of the Lucifer Rebellion. Where evil is not welcome, there is no consideration of sin. For the past two-thousand years our universe had been getting cleansed of all evil and sin. Rebels are dwindling in number and Satan is losing influence.

Our world has been isolated from the rest of the universes due to the Lucifer Rebellion. Our planet has also been assigned additional orders of angels to help rid our planet of evil and sin and keep truth alive. Our planet will be taken out of quarantine when such a time comes that evil and sin are no more and Satan is defeated; thus putting an end to the Lucifer Rebellion.

Our universe has witnessed only three rebellions. The Lucifer Rebellion being the largest of the rebellions.

The spirit-beings communicate with music and light. Different colors and tunes equal out to different messages. How interesting is that? Communicating by way of music and lights. Kind of goes along with what Philip Newell suggests in his book “The Christ Of The Celts” when he speaks of the ‘song of creation’. Music is the universal language of men, angels, and spirits.

The 24 elders John speaks of in the Book of Revelation consists of an archangel and a chosen council by Christ. They were chosen and put in place around the time of Jesus’ birth. Adam, Eve, Moses, Enoch, Elijah, Machiventa Melchizedek and John the Baptist all have seats in the council of elders.

When in infant or un-born child passes on, they appear on a spirit-world where they grow and learn with spirit-parents much as they would have here on Earth. (All you who feel sorry for getting that abortion, your child is alive and is well aware of your choice. Nonetheless, I believe you’ll have a chance to apologize to your child. The question is, will you?)
This study-source goes into the importance of what can be learned as a parent. It promotes male-female relationships and suggests that all those who survive mortal death but are erred in their sex life, will be corrected in the first step of ascension. As well as all mental disharmony, etc.

The universe schools mentioned in earlier UBS posts- When we die, should we survive mortal death, we start our learning experience exactly where we left off down here. We wake up in a new body in a new environment and are given time to familiarize ourselves with the environment and our residence. Then we begin where we left off. This takes place on the “mansion” worlds.

According to the study-source, and I have to agree, these teachings of Truth have been taught to man many times over the centuries, been distorted, perverted, and watered-down; and now comprise our modern religions. I agree with this because of my study of 32+ faiths. Certain faiths were created by others with ill-intentions (such as the creation of Islam by the Vatican), branched off of other faiths (such as the Catholic and Anglo faiths off of Jesus’ ministry, Protestant faiths off of Catholicism, etc.). In my studies, there are found “religions if light” (Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, etc) which are distortians of Truth. Many of the “religions of light” are eerily similar in creation and prophecy. Right down to a saviour. This study-source is backing up what I have already concluded by the my study of multiple faiths. Keep the similarities, disgard the differences, and you find Truth. It is in my quest for Truth that I have found this study-source. If it proves to be true, I may have found a text to help illustrate what I have already concluded in my studies thus far. Needless to say, thus far, the study-source seems to compliment and further explain what is already in the Bible, what has been removed from the Bible by man, and corrects distortions (such as those made by Paul). Lets move on.

The study-source brings up an interesting concept. It says “humor is the divine antidote for exaltation of ego”. Very interesting concept to say the least. What do you feel about it?

Moving on…

Law is life itself and not the rules of its conduct. Evil is a transgression of law, not a violation of the rules of conduct pertaining to life, which is the law. Falsehood is not a matter of narration technique but something premeditated as a perversion of truth. The creation of new pictures out of old facts, the restatement of parental life in the lives of offspring –these are the artistic triumphs of truth. The shadow of a hair’s turning, premeditated for an untrue purpose, the slightest twisting or perversion of that which is principle –these constitute falseness. But the fetish of factualized truth, fossilized truth, the iron band of so-called unchanging truth, holds one blindly in a closed circle of cold fact. One can be technically right as to fact and everlastingly wrong in the truth.

When you feel important, you lose energy to the wear and tear of ego dignity so that there is little energy left to do the work. Self-importance, not work-importance, exhausts immature people; it is the self element that exhausts, not the effort to achieve. You can do important work if you do not become self-important; you can do several things as easily as one if you leave yourself out. Variety is restful; monotony is what wears and exhausts. Day after day is alike –just life or the alternative of death.

According to the study-source, wisdom is learned from tribulation. Greatness lies not so much in possessing strength as in making a wise and divine use of such strength.

When a new planet is created and ready to be inhabited, a Planetary Prince and his council of twelve associates are assigned. In our universe they are under Gabriel’s supervision, who is under Michael’s. This Planetary Prince is the one who first brings divinity to the newly inhabited world.
The farther away from the center of creation, the more likelihood of a possible rebellion, such as that that our universe has experienced.
The Planetary Princes are assigned teams of volunteers which visit the planet, mate among themselves and are permitted to mate among the races on the planet, though it is suggested this is rare. Two possible outcomes happen from this mating. This mating produces offspring that is tied to the Planetary Prince and have rulership over the races of the planet. One possible outcome is Adam and Eve. The planetary staff create schools where they teach the races of the planet about culture and train them, and send them forth to teach these ways of life to the rest of their respective races. These schools and headquarters of the staff of the Planetary Prince are constructed in settlements in which are constructed using advanced materials and technology. This is in contrast of the Adamic regime which uses a “garden headquarters” at the second dispensation. The tribes of men continue hunting and gathering, but students of the Planetary Prince were agriculturists and horticulturists. They were also taught in five different areas of life and social development, similar to what our academic system is today.
The Planetary Prince is not visible to man, it is a test of faith to follow what the staff instructs. Soon a rivalry of the races ensues to get into the additional and higher schools. On Earth this development was well under way until Earths Planetary Prince adhered to the Lucifer Rebellion. Our Planetary Prince, in adherence to the Lucifer rebellion, perverted the teachings in these schools. Some of the staff remained loyal to the Son. This loyalty was encouraged by the Melchizedeks. It is thanks to these loyalists, and the later coming of the Melchizedeks in the flesh, that kept spiritual truth alive on Earth.

Under the rule of a Planetary Prince we go through seven epochs:
1. The nutrition epoch. The prehuman creatures and the dawn races of primitive man are chiefly concerned with food problems. These evolving beings spend their waking hours either in seeking food or in fighting, offensively or defensively. The food quest is paramount in the minds of these early ancestors of subsequent civilization.
2. The security age. Just as soon as the primitive hunter can spare any time from the search for food, he turns this leisure to augmenting his security. More and more attention is devoted to the technique of war. Homes are fortified, and the clans are solidified by mutual fear and by the inculcation of hate for foreign groups. Self-preservation is a pursuit which always follows self-maintenance.
3. The material-comfort era. After food problems have been partially solved and some degree of security has been attained, the additional leisure is utilized to promote personal comfort. Luxury vies with necessity in occupying the center of the stage of human activities. Such an age is all too often characterized by tyranny, intolerance, gluttony, and drunkenness. The weaker elements of the races incline towards excesses and brutality. Gradually these pleasure-seeking weaklings are subjugated by the more strong and truth-loving elements of the advancing civilization.
4. The quest for knowledge and wisdom. Food, security, pleasure, and leisure provide the foundation for the development of culture and the spread of knowledge. The effort to execute knowledge results in wisdom, and when a culture has learned how to profit and improve by experience, civilization has really arrived. Food, security, and material comfort still dominate society, but many forward-looking individuals are hungering for knowledge and thirsting for wisdom. Every child is provided an opportunity to learn by doing; education is the watchword of these ages.
5. The epoch of philosophy and brotherhood. When mortals learn to think and begin to profit by experience, they become philosophical —they start out to reason within themselves and to exercise discriminative judgment. The society of this age becomes ethical, and the mortals of such an era are truly becoming moral beings. Wise moral beings are capable of establishing human brotherhood on such a progressing world. Ethical and moral beings can learn how to live in accordance with the golden rule.
6. The age of spiritual striving. When evolving mortals have passed through the physical, intellectual, and social stages of development, sooner or later they attain those levels of personal insight which impel them to seek for spiritual satisfactions and cosmic understandings. Religion is completing the ascent from the emotional domains of fear and superstition to the high levels of cosmic wisdom and personal spiritual experience. Education aspires to the attainment of meanings, and culture grasps at cosmic relationships and true values. Such evolving mortals are genuinely cultured, truly educated, and exquisitely God-knowing.
7. The era of light and life. This is the flowering of the successive ages of physical security, intellectual expansion, social culture, and spiritual achievement. These human accomplishments are now blended, associated, and co-ordinated in cosmic unity and unselfish service. Within the limitations of finite nature and material endowments there are no bounds set upon the possibilities of evolutionary attainment by the advancing generations who successively live upon these supernal and settled worlds of time and space.

This Lucifer Rebellion has been affecting us for more than 200,000 years. It takes age upon age to completely rid evil, sin and secession.

Due to the isolation of the rebellion, we are left with virtually no physical contact from God and the angelic beings. Even Jesus’ birth and ministry did little to rid of evil. However, it is this isolation that may also be a gift. We will, when we reach God, be assigned to tasks no other being can accomplish. We will be able to because we have faith without sight, perseverance when isolated, and triumph over insuperable difficulties even when alone.

The Sons and Daughters (Adams and Eves) that visit the inhabited worlds range in height from 8ft – 10ft. They glow with a violet hue. Other than the fact one is male and other female, they are equal in all aspects. Adam, Eve, and much of their offspring have defaulted due to the Lucifer rebellion. Had Adam and Eve not defaulted, they would still be with us today in the flesh. Their offspring, however, would not be. Each generation has a shorter life expectancy.

When an Adam and Eve make it to an inhabited world, they create a garden-home. Usually in a location chosen by the Planetary Prince. This garden-home is usually in a secluded, tropical area of the planet. They do not mate with the native races in the beginning. They first breed their own offspring to create a strong breed of their own. This race is known as the violet race. The eventual mixture of their race with the native races is to upstep the evolution of man.

The Planetary Prince is NOT the “Prince of Peace”.

Our Adam and Eve were tricked by the Planetary Prince into violation of their covenant of trusteeship. Though they were tricked, the Planetary Prince failed to recruit them into the Lucifer Rebellion.
The study-source suggests we have confusion of this event and of the nature of the Father because all the actions of his subordinates are related to him. It was not he, but the seraphic Voices of the Garden who spoke with Adam and Eve.
Though Adam and Eve defaulted but did not fully join the Lucifer Rebellion, many of their offspring did.

There are six races of mankind:
Primarily the red man is first to obtain human levels of evolution. But the other races appear not long after. The earlier races are superior to the later races. Thus the red man is far superior to the indigo – black – race. On worlds that have all six races, it is the first, third, and fifth that are superior – the red, yellow, and blue races. The secondary races are either nonexistant on certain worlds or have been exterminated on others. On Earth the only remnants of the superior blue race exists in the amalgamated “white races”. The orange and green have also been lost on Earth.
In early life it is the red, yellow, and blue that usually interbreed with each other; while the orange, green, and indigo interbreed with each other.
The more backward races are usually employed as laborers by the more progressive races. This is usually the origin of slavery. The red man usually employs that of the orange; sometimes to extermination. The yellow race enslaves the green; and the blue enslaves the indigo. Usually such enslavement ends upon the arrival of the Adamic – or violet- race. On most worlds, the six evolutionary races are destined to become amalgamated by the violet race. In worlds without rebellion, the Adamic people usually reach about one million in population. It is stated that the “sons of God” are upon the planet. The stronger of each race is then chosen to mate with the Adamic race. This is seen as a great honor on these worlds. Though, our world is one of the rebellion. This “choosing” didnt exactly happen as planned on our world. This is done to create a “super-race” of man, biologically upstepped by the superior Adam and Eve. However, the study-source suggests that this is not what happened on our planet and suggests it is unwise for the superior races to mate with the inferior races. It suggests we must adapt to a more human solution to evolution since the Adamic default occurred on our planet.

Religion of primitive man is usually the seeking of divinty coupled with animalistic fear and tribal superstition. The study-source suggests that over time these fears and superstitions are lost as we draw closer to divinity; creating a religion of divinity-seeking without primitive superstitions and fears. However, on our planet they still exist; and therefore our modern religions do not match our societal and evolutionary accomplishments. This is due to the interruption of the Lucifer Rebellion.
Religion is a natural evolutionary progress. As man progresses, more of the spiritual truth is revealed to each epoch of man. Each epoch of man, with the newly revealed revelation, draws ever closer to truth. However, it is a long process and many tribes attach newly revealed revelations to already existing tribal and racial beliefs.

The study-source is suggestive that many worlds, during the aforementioned processes, go through racial purification. Something the study-source states our world has yet to take seriously; thus suggesting this is the reason why there are so many socially unfit people.

The post-Adamic age usually sees the completion of the removal of the unfit and the continual racial purification. The Adamic race does not amalgamate with the socially unfit of the evolutionary races. Our planet is currently witnessing the advancements of such an age, but we are behind the planetary schedule. By the end of an Adamic dispensation, it can truly be stated “God has made one blood of all the nations”. The color of such an amalgamated race is an olive color of the violet hue, the racial “white” of the spheres.

{Please keep in mind this is a brief summarization of the study-source. Im not attempting to re-write, therefore many details and in-depth information can only be achieved from your reading the study-source when i reveal it at the end of this study series}

There is a point where tribal and national fears, superstitions, and wars are no longer. A time where a planet recognizes a planetary brotherhood. For the most part, aside from minor disputes, war is no more. There is an age of peace and true religious brotherhood across the planet.

Normally, a new epoch or age is commenced by the arrival of an angelic or spirit-being. Sometimes in the flesh, but not always. In our terminology, we know such individuals as Prophets in some instances. In each new age new limits are reached. An eventual end comes to the the more scientific ages as worlds begin to live more naturally and have a spiritual attachment to the Divine and each other. As the ages progress, more and more in-depth spiritual knowledge and wisdom is revealed to the people.

On the occasion of the birth of the Son “the new and living way” is established. The Son is born with the purpose of spiritual upliftment. The Son is the Spirit of Truth in the flesh in which knowledge will set men free.
Due to the isolation of Earth with the Lucifer Rebellion, we slept until the millenial resurrection occurred. Since Pentecost, upon death, we immediately arrive on the other side.

According to the study-source, the arrival of the Prince of Peace (Christ) begins the end of war. Our planet, however, is largely out of step. Rather than grasping onto the truths given us, we perverted such truths. Though Christ did warn that this would happen when He was here.

The study-source gives a list and explanations of what we must do to get back in step with the order of things. Im going to leave this upto you to read yourself in the study-source, as to not put anything out of context.

The Lucifer Rebellion:
Lucifer was a high-being and was looked to for his brilliance. That is until he became overpowered by power of the self and rejected allegiance to the universe. He is one of 3 in his position to rebel against Christ. He is now considered fallen due to his self-contemplation. We have not heard much about Lucifer due to the fact his lutienant, Satan, was dispatched to our planet to advocate his cause. The “devil” is the deposed Planetary Prince, who allied with Lucifer.

Satan, Lucifer, and the Planetary Prince all worked to try and cause the miscarriage of Christ. Abaddon is the chief of the staff of the Planetary Prince; he is now chief executive of the Earth rebels. Beelzebub was the leader of the disloyal men of the Adamic race who allied with the Planetary Prince. The dragon is symbolic of all of these (Lucifer, Satan, Planetary Prince, Abaddon, Beelzebub).

Lucifer and Satan were both stationed in our universe for more than 500,000 years before the rebellion. Its believed Lucifer thought up the plans and was going to rebel regardless where he was assigned. He began to speak if the rebellion to Satan. After a few months of the constant thoughts, Satan was won to Lucifers side. He then became an earnest and bold advocate for “self-assertion and liberty”. Noone told Lucifer such ideas. Lucifer thought up the rebellion on his own. Throughout this period Lucifer became increasingly critical of the entire plan of universe administration but always professed wholehearted loyalty to the Supreme Rulers. His first outspoken disloyalty was manifested on the occasion of a visit of Gabriel just a few days before the open proclamation of the Lucifer Declaration of Liberty.
Whatever these first beginnings were, they had their origin in Lucifer’s mind. There must have been a pride of self that nourished itself to the point of self-deception, so that Lucifer for a time really persuaded himself that his contemplation of rebellion was actually for the good of the system, if not of the universe. By the time his plans had developed to the point of disillusionment, no doubt he had gone too far for his original and mischief-making pride to permit him to stop. At some point in this experience he became insincere, and evil evolved into deliberate and willful sin. That this happened is proved by the subsequent conduct of this brilliant executive. He was long offered opportunity for repentance, but only some of his subordinates ever accepted the proffered mercy.

The Lucifer Manifesto contained the following:
1. The reality of the Universal Father. Lucifer charged that the Universal Father did not really exist, that physical gravity and space-energy were inherent in the universe, and that the Father was a myth invented by the Sons to enable them to maintain the rule of the universes in the Father’s name. He denied that personality was a gift of the Universal Father. He traded on reverence as ignorance. The charge was sweeping, terrible, and blasphemous.
2. The universe government of the Son. Lucifer contended that the local systems should be autonomous. He protested against the right of Christ, the Son, to assume sovereignty of the universe in the name of a hypothetical Father and require all personalities to acknowledge allegiance to this unseen Father. He asserted that the whole plan of worship was a clever scheme to aggrandize the Sons. He was willing to acknowledge Christ as his Creator-father but not as his God and rightful ruler. Most bitterly did he attack the right of the Elders —“foreign potentates” —to interfere in the affairs of the local systems and universes. These rulers he denounced as tyrants and usurpers. He exhorted his followers to believe that none of these rulers could do aught to interfere with the operation of complete home rule if men and angels only had the courage to assert themselves and boldly claim their rights. He contended that the executioners of the Elders could be debarred from functioning in the local systems if the native beings would only assert their independence. He maintained that immortality was inherent in the system personalities, that resurrection was natural and automatic, and that all beings would live eternally except for the arbitrary and unjust acts of the executioners of the Elders.
3. The attack upon the universal plan of ascendant mortal training. Lucifer maintained that far too much time and energy were expended upon the scheme of so thoroughly training ascending mortals in the principles of universe administration, principles which he alleged were unethical and unsound. He protested against the agelong program for preparing the mortals of space for some unknown destiny. He intimated that they had been debauched by overmuch discipline and prolonged training, and that they were in reality traitors to their mortal fellows since they were now co-operating with the scheme of enslaving all creation to the fictions of a mythical eternal destiny for ascending mortals. He advocated that ascenders should enjoy the liberty of individual self-determination. He challenged and condemned the entire plan of mortal ascension as sponsored by the Sons of God and supported by the Infinite Spirit.

Satan proclaimed that worship could be accorded the universal forces —physical, intellectual, and spiritual —but that allegiance could be acknowledged only to the actual and present ruler, Lucifer, the “friend of men and angels” and the “God of liberty.” Self-assertion was the battle cry of the Lucifer rebellion.

The Lucifer Rebellion was the most wide-spread and severe of the three rebellions. Of the inhabited worlds in our system, 37 have fallen to the rebellion. The isolated worlds will remain so until the annihilation of the archrebels (Lucifer, Satan, etc).

The Gods neither create evil nor permit sin and rebellion. Potential evil is time-existent in a universe embracing differential levels of perfection meanings and values. Sin is potential in all realms where imperfect beings are endowed with the ability to choose between good and evil. The very conflicting presence of truth and untruth, fact and falsehood, constitutes the potentiality of error. The deliberate choice of evil constitutes sin; the willful rejection of truth is error; the persistent pursuit of sin and error is iniquity.

Of all the perplexing problems growing out of the Lucifer rebellion, none has occasioned more difficulty than the failure of immature evolutionary mortals to distinguish between true and false liberty. True liberty is the quest of the ages and the reward of evolutionary progress. False liberty is the subtle deception of the error of time and the evil of space. Enduring liberty is predicated on the reality of justice —intelligence, maturity, fraternity, and equity. True liberty is the associate of genuine self-respect; false liberty is the consort of self-admiration. True liberty is the fruit of self-control; false liberty, the assumption of self-assertion. Self-control leads to altruistic service; self-admiration tends towards the exploitation of others for the selfish aggrandizement of such a mistaken individual as is willing to sacrifice righteous attainment for the sake of possessing unjust power over his fellow beings. There is no error greater than that species of self-deception which leads intelligent beings to crave the exercise of power over other beings for the purpose of depriving these persons of their natural liberties. The golden rule of human fairness cries out against all such fraud, unfairness, selfishness, and unrighteousness. Only true and genuine liberty is compatible with the reign of love and the ministry of mercy. No being, in the exercise of his supposed personal liberty, has a right to deprive any other being of those privileges of existence conferred by the Creators and duly respected by all their loyal associates, subordinates, and subjects. Man may have to contend for his material liberties with tyrants and oppressors on a world of sin and iniquity or during the early times of a primitive evolving world, but not so on the spirit worlds. War is the heritage of early evolutionary man, but on worlds of normal advancing civilization physical combat as a technique of adjusting racial misunderstandings has long since fallen into disrepute. No being in all the universe has the rightful liberty to deprive any other being of true liberty, the right to love and be loved, the privilege of worshiping God and of serving his fellows.

Mankind is always bothered with the unthinking question as to why the all-wise Creators permit evil and sin. They fail to comprehend that both are inevitable if the creature is to be truly free. The free will of evolving man or exquisite angel is not a mere philosophic concept, a symbolic ideal. Man’s ability to choose good or evil is a universe reality.

If an affectionate father of a large family chooses to show mercy to one of his children guilty of grievous wrongdoing, it may well be that the extension of mercy to this misbehaving child will work a temporary hardship upon all the other and well-behaved children. Such eventualities are inevitable; such a risk is inseparable from the reality situation of having a loving parent and of being a member of a family group. Each member of a family profits by the righteous conduct of every other member; likewise must each member suffer the immediate time-consequences of the misconduct of every other member. Families, groups, nations, races, worlds, systems, constellations, and universes are relationships of association which possess individuality; and therefore does every member of any such group, large or small, reap the benefits and suffer the consequences of the rightdoing and the wrongdoing of all other members of the group concerned. But one thing should be made clear: If you are made to suffer the evil consequences of the sin of some member of your family, some fellow citizen or fellow mortal, even rebellion in the system or elsewhere —no matter what you may have to endure because of the wrongdoing of your associates, fellows, or superiors —you may rest secure in the eternal assurance that such tribulations are transient afflictions. None of these fraternal consequences of misbehavior in the group can ever jeopardize your eternal prospects or in the least degree deprive you of your divine right of God attainment. And there is compensation for these trials, delays, and disappointments which invariably accompany the sin of rebellion.

Thats the end of this section of the book, and therefore this study-post. Now I begin on the next section of the study-source. Leave your comments/thoughts/questions below and I will see you all again next week in [UBS #4]

Earlier Study-Posts:
Introduction To “UBS” Study

Where Is God [UBS #1]

Man And Angels [UBS #2]

Introduction To “UBS” Study

Introduction To “UBS” Study

UBS is the abbreviation for said study. At the end of said study, I will reveal the name in full of the source.

As a proper divine, I would not be doing my job properly if I don’t put my personal bias aside and look at all scriptures and doctrines with an open-mind to get to Spiritual Truth, and teach that Spiritual Truth so we all may grow closer to God.
Now, before you brush me off for the fact Im calling myself a “divine”, lets first understand I have my doctorate in Divinity (therefore I am a Doctor of Divinity in Western understanding). Lets also look at the definition of the word “divine”-

Divine:
Function: transitive verb
1 : to discover by intuition or insight : infer
2 : to discover or locate (as water or minerals underground) usually by means of a divining rod
intransitive verb
1 : to practice divination : prophesy
2 : to perceive intuitively

Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): di·vin·er; di·vin·est
Etymology: Middle English divin, from Anglo-French, from Latin divinus, from divus god — more at deity
Date: 14th century
1 a : of, relating to, or proceeding directly from God or a god b : being a deity c : directed to a deity
2 a : supremely good : superb b : heavenly, godlike

Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin divinus, from Latin, soothsayer, from divinus, adjective
Date: 14th century
1 : clergyman
2 : theologian

I am not releasing the name of the source of this study to help avoid any personal bias and false accusations of said study source. At the end of the study; after you have read what the study suggests, read my opinions, formulated your own opinions, and determined whether or not the study helped you in your walk with God; I will release the name of said study and links to it so you may obtain said source yourself. If any of you know of said source as the study commences, please keep it to yourself. Do not post the name of said source until the end of the study.

I ask that you all take this journey with me. Take a look at the suggested concepts and ideas, and leave your opinions in the comment section of each post of the study.

I feel that, from what I have accomplished thus far in said study, said source is helping my personal understanding of the Bible, God, and all that is. I feel it may help you as well. My opinions posted in each part of said study may or may not be my final feeling on the matter. I’ll be writing (or recording video) as I go, so it’s inevitable that some concepts may not have long enough to settle in my mind so a final thought or feeling can be reached. All of your thoughts and opinions are welcome. Part of the reason of taking this study with you is so that we may learn together, teach each other. If any of you come to an understanding I am missing, I would like for you to help me see it.

Each post on this study will be around the weekend. Each post will contain the tag [UBS #]; UBS being the abbreviation of the study and # being the number of the post, as to keep the posts in order and organized.

Some new and non-institutional concepts are going to be introduced, compared to the Bible, looked at with logic, and commented on. Whether or not you agree with these concepts are completely irrelevant. The purpose of this study is not whether you or I agree with the said study or with each other, but to help bring us closer to each other as brethren and ultimately closer to God. Your participation in this study is welcome and will be greatly appreciated.

First UBS post coming soon.

Truth About The Truth

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Time To Stand

I have been preaching for over 3yrs. Almost 2yrs with Spiritual Messiah Ministries. As my studies have led me into ministerialhood, I have been trying to warn everyone of the coming times. I have been matching current events, history and Bible prophecy to show everyone where we are and where we are heading. I was doing so in the hopes to avoid disaster.

I now realize disaster must happen. It was written. All of Gods Word must be fulfilled. With that in mind, it brings me to my point.

This past week many have been talking about the outcome of the national and local elections. Many from both the liberal as well as the conservative sides have voiced their opinions.

It didn’t take too long for the liberals and the liberal elite to hunker down and intensify the attacks on traditional America and the Constitution. Many Conservatives even threw in the towel. Signs of quitting all over Facebook and Twitter.
Though many conservatives, myself included, came out immediately following the election trying to keep everyones spirits high. All week long local known and nationally known conservatives have been issuing messages of reassurance. Conservatives have called for a re-grouping, re-planning, and get back out in the battlefield.

Matt Staver even stated where we are heading, and have been for the past four years. He stated that it’s only going to get worse and accelerated these next four years.

Attacks on white people is has been going under-reported, as well as the attacks on Christians. (Email me for links if you’re unaware of the incidents)

With all that is going on I fight depression often. This is not the America my great-grandparents came to. This isn’t even the America I was born into. Now, I realize America is holding on. But these next four years will either be the death of America or a powerful rebirth. The choice is ours. If it is to be a rebirth of a freedom-loving, God-fearing people we must NOT give up in our fight to preserve our freedoms. As Christians we must not give up preaching the Gospel.

We will be persecuted. We will be thrown in jail. The day is coming soon when Christian Americans will be killed for their faith. It is the torches of these martyrs and future martyrs we are to catch and keep it lit. Keep the message spreading until the day comes we must allow another to catch it from our hands. But we must fear not. Lets see what Jesus has to say:

Matthew 5:11-12 KJV
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

John 16:33 KJV
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

So you see, as faithful Christians life will not be easy for us. We are facing an uphill battle. But we must march on. We must not let rhetoric from the liberals or in-name-only Christians get us down or force us to give in to their diatribe.

It needs to be understood that all that is happening must happen. But at the same time we all must understand we have a part to play. It is the job of Christian leaders to lead people to Christ, protect their communities, etc; of Christian lawyers to defend Christian values and morals in the courts; of Christian artists to defend Christianity in literature, movies/television, music, etc.; and so on. Regardless of who you are, you have an important role to play in the defense and furtherance of Christendom. What role has God given you?

These next four years are going to be trying. There will be many a time when we will want to give up and give in. In these times we must remember God is with us. We must remain faithful, no matter how bad the times get.

Joshua 1:9 KJV
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

It will be due to our refusal to give up that America and the world will come to Christ. As martyrs are made, martyrs must rise. We must not give up our faith. To give up our faith and give in to society is to give up your seat alongside Christ. Is it really worth it to give up your eternal life to save your flesh?

Christendom: Time To Unite

When someone states they are a Christian I believe they are a member of Christendom. As Christians we must look after each other, defend each other, and defend our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. But unfortunately there are many faiths out there that call themselves Christian religions. And the followers of these religions call themselves Christians.

These religions are false religions as Christianity is not a religion but a relationship with Jesus Christ. These alleged Christians follow false theology that was invented by perverting Scripture to say and mean something that God did not say. They have even gone to the extent of printing numerous “Bibles” with altered text, omitted verses, and added in verses. These changes in effect change the entire meaning of Gods Word, and some even take the deity out of Christ.

This is disturbing on more than one level. A message other than Gods is being taught and a Jesus other than that of the Bible has been created. These false preachers and doctrines have successfully infiltrated the Christian church and have led millions astray.

It has gotten to the point that an American “Christian” commented to a Russian that “maybe Russia deserves to be taken over by the Muslims….so you can learn you’re lesson…” pertaining to an event that took place over 60-70 years ago under a socialist type government. In so doing individuals such as this gives the impression not only that Americans are completely blind arrogant idiots, but also that American Christians won’t stand by our Christian brethren in other nations. The Russian took it exactly as that and the conversation quickly escalated into an argument

First it must be understood that in socialist governments the government is the religion, the dictator its god. Even if Christian churches are allowed; they are closely watched, must preach what the government authorizes, and is more or less used by the government to control the people. You will not find True Christianity within government sanctioned churches. Secondly the world must realize not all American Christians follow watered-down heresy-filled Christian churches. There are many Christians in America that are fully awake, aware, and true to Christ. We will and do stand by and support all of our Christian brethren around the world.

To Christians abroad:
Please don’t assume Christians of America are all heretics and sheeple. The heretics may outnumber us and have a louder voice than us, but there are True Christians here in America. On behalf of all the True Christians in America I would like to inform you that we are awake and aware. Our problems here may not yet be as severe as in your nations, but we are aware of whats going on and support you in taking back your nations from the enemy. Those of you sending warnings to America, those warnings are being heard loud and clear. And we thankyou for sending them. Unfortunately trying to spread the warning and getting others to realize the seriousness of the threat is harder than it may seem. We are doing what we can to save America and extend our support to you. I do apologize if our support is be drowned out and silenced by the arrogant heretics who allege themselves to be members of our Christian family. The muffled voice in the background is us trying to show you our thanks for the warnings and show of support.

To Christians in America:
As persecution continues to grow within our nation, we must keep vigilant and do all we can to thwart it. We must heed the warnings coming from across the pond and to the north of us. Everything they are telling us is happening there will come here if we don’t stop it now in its tracks. Many heretics alleging themselves to be Christian are allying themselves with the enemy against our Christian brethren. We must find these heretics and show them the err of their ways and bring them back to Christ. If they refuse, it must be made clear their form of Christianity is not Truth, is not the Word of God; both to them and the world. We must stand up in defense of our Christian brethren in America and abroad. We must rise up and defend the Word of God to all those coming against us, both within and outside of Christianity. Our brethren abroad must see that they do have support here in America. We must support them just as they are to support us. Us Christians are a family. No matter where we are in the world we are all of the same nation, that nation being Christendom.

It is vital that all of Christendom stands up and unites as one. Our enemy is powerful. Our enemy has breached our walls and infiltrated the very fabric of Christendom. If Christendom falls so does freedom, for freedom is found in the Cross. We must not let the enemy make us or our brethren feel as though we are isolated with no support. As powerful as the enemy is, we can defeat them. We have God on our side. But we must unite. No matter what nation you are from or how little influence you have; it is your responsibility as a citizen of Christendom to support all your brethren, local and abroad.

Lets not let the heretics completely take over Christendom. Lets not let the heretics cause our demise and push us into the history books. It is time for all of Christendom across the globe to unite.

God Bless.

We Have The Power

Everyone says they want a more peaceful society. Less crime and evil. We Have The Power to achieve it.

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Dont Be Scared, We Are In End Times

Frustration (Are You Awake YET?)

Many like myself preaching Truth and giving warnings of whats coming are getting frustrated. What is it going to take to wake you up?

Radio Show

I setup a radio station on spreaker.com. Im still figuring on a time for my show. I only have 30min. available for each show. Email me show ideas and whether or not you wish to be a guest at reverenddrred@gmail.com

http://www.spreaker.com/user/revdrred

As You Are

People seem to forget what Jesus said, How Jesus was, or realize whats happening in todays society.

Truth Storm

Truth Storm is a new organization, beginning online. I am currently recruiting staff (moderators and admins) to help me keep the forum under control, post information, and grow membership. Considering the task is no easy one, only the serious minded need apply. The forums were just launched, so are still quite empty. In the beginning the position is more like a spare time kind of thing. But once membership reaches a certain number, you will have the ability to take it on as a paid, full-time position.
Here are the forums:
Let me know which version has a better look
Truth Storm (version that was embedded into SpiritualMessiahMinistries.com, but may not end up being the main forum.)
http://truth-storm.20753.n6.nabble.com

Truth Storm 2 (this version is not embeddable, but may windup becoming the main forum)
http://truthstorm.proboards.com

If you are interested in a position with Truth Storm, send me an email at reverenddrred@gmail.com

Thankyou and God Bless.

The Great Misunderstanding

Im getting tired of being misunderstood due to ignorance and being threatened for preaching Truth.

A RANT

a RANT

With everything that has been happening to America (and lets not give Obama all the credit. at the risk of sounding paranoid this has been pre-planned and underway for decades, if not centuries. Obama and whoever gets in in Nov (if it’s not Obama again) is simply finishing it off. The president elected in Nov is the Anti-Christ or at best the predecessor thereof) I will go down FIGHTING. I will NOT submit to Islam and their damn dhimmitude. People want to bash me for my language? God said not to use His name in vein. Gods name is not damn, shit, bullshit, crap, f***, etc. Therefore as long as i dont say “God damn” or “Jesus Christ (when i’m pissed off)” i’m not saying anything against the Word of God. and quite frankly i’m sick of this shit. I’m sick of putting on an act for the people because the mainstream world painted a picture of what the perfect pastor is to look and act like. I say screw mainstream society. I’m not mainstream, I don’t follow mainstream teachings and beliefs nor do i preach mainstream teachings and beliefs. I’m a new kind of pastor for a new world. No i’m not trying to change the Word of God, I’m trying to PRESERVE IT. No i’m not trying to become a legend or a hero, i’m standing with COURAGE with God in my corner (Joshua 1:9). No i’m not trying to make friends or enemies, for Christ Himself said people will HATE and DESPISE you and PERSECUTE you for His namesake. and boy oh boy am i being hated on. I guess that means i’m doing something right. Everyone is sitting here on FB or other internet forums moaning and whining and calling people to action and they do NOTHING!!!! and well, i’m sick of it. To DO NOTHING is akin to WELCOMING TYRANNY you FOOLS!!. People need to WAKE UP. and the really sad thing is, I have plenty of women standing behind me joining forces with me, WHERE IN THE HELL ARE THE MEN? are the WOMEN more COURAGEOUS and FAITHFUL and LOVING OF AMERICA AND THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE AND CHRISTIAN VALUES THIS COUNTRY WAS BUILT ON then the MEN of this country? No disrespect to all the women. IF we are going to TAKE AMERICA BACK it is beyond time to STOP the damn bitching on the internet and cowering on our couches and actually get UP and DO something. If people continue to lay and do NOTHING America will be lost to Islam. Christians and Jews will be EXTERMINATED from these lands. an all out race-war will ensue COMPLETELY ANNIHILATING the white races from America and eventually the globe. If we continue to do NOTHING you need not worry about your children and your childrens children growing up as Dhimmi’s (slaves to Muslims) because they won’t be alive. Your WELCOMING GLOBAL RACIAL GENOCIDE. I’m not expecting any of you to see what i’m saying or even believe it. I’m not even expecting anyone to join me. Just think about it. Think about the fact that if what i say is actually happening WHO ARE YOU GOING TO BLAME WHEN IT FINISHES AND YOU’VE DONE NOTHING!

A Simple Statement

This country known as the United States of America aka the United Socialist States of America is in distress. 97% of churches are incorporated which means 97% of American Pastors are too scared to preach politics or even verses right out of the Bible lest the govt shut them down. That is a fact. Look into the 501(c)3 by-laws for churches. Which is one reason why Spiritual Messiah Ministries is a “Free Church”, not incorporated. Many don’t realize that you do NOT have to be inc. to be tax-exempt.
In these times, our religious freedoms and Constitutional freedoms and rights are under attack like never before. Through sneaky power-grabs the Bill of Rights (Amendments 1-10 of the United States Constitution) are just about null and void. Do you understand what that means? If you care about America remaining free, returning to her former glory, and a promising future for generations to come; Spiritual Messiah Ministries and the Spiritual Truth Coalition need your help. Email us at spiritualmessiahministries@gmail.com for more information.

The elite know what to expect and are doing what we should be. Preparing for the worst, hoping for the best. Heroes will truly be born. Legends will be made. Will the American people spot them and stand by them in time? God only knows

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