Posts Tagged ‘Original sin’


The journey has been completed, with a new one to start in 2018. That is the book journey through Levi’s Aquarian Gospel. Section XXI brought closure to the circle of the journey of Brother Jesus, and laying out what is known in sacred teachings from time immemorial (and even some science). It is a new age text of universalism, that I encourage group exploration of the work to see connections, and how similar we truly are as people. It also speaks to the idea of metaphysics, which for those who may not know is the simple study of being (our next sacred text study will explore the Qu’ran beginning in 2018).

Many good conversations came out of the discussion, but one piece of text struck me. It is a tie back by the writer to the foundation myths of Genesis 1-11. Yes, they are myths, not because they are false or fiction, but foundation meta-narratives that share the why of existence (how is and should be left to science, but the why discourse begins and continues with our foundation and trans-formative myths). Within these myths is the story of Noah’s Ark. It is the story of world wide destruction. Yet after this event a rainbow of promise is placed in the air as the new creation starts.

Through the original sin lens the event is punishment. From original blessing, it can be seen as something more. It is the transformation of life that happens within each one of us. That transformation of adolescence to young adulthood. Think of the changes that happen within your life as you move out of grade school into the world, whether it be post-secondary or work. Relationships that end, relationships that begin. Things that are seen for what they truly are warts and all.

Yet amid what be chaos and catastrophic world destruction, here is a blessing in the sky. A rainbow, a promise that life is not wiped out without love and love to come. The transformation of life. Here is how the Aquarian Gospel ties in:

  1. Brought immortality to light and painted on the walls of time a rainbow for the sons of men; and what I did all men shall do.

Chapter 176:14

For me it resonated with the line in the Apostle’s Creed of Jesus descending to the dead. Other early church writings point out this is a razing/releasing of the souls in hell. Yet hell for the early community was not what Dante or Milton would have the “enlightenment era” Christian believe it was as a place of torture. There was two-fold ways to be looked at:

  • The Gethsemane garbage where lost and “unclean” folks were discarded to. Could it be stating that a final place of inclusion is created and they were welcomed into belonging.
  • Metaphysically, the idea of Greco-Roman Hades was a storehouse of souls that stopped life after death from happening or in Ancient Hebrew Sheol, literally a warehouse. So the razing was the release of souls to new life, new energy, renewal. Something to hope for beyond the veil of death.

Both tie nicely into what Brother Jesus spoke of in the canonical Gospel of Mark 1:15:

“The time promised by God has come at last!” he announced. “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!”

(English Standard Version)

The unity of the holy breath (spark) breathed into us at creation. The Cosmic Christ/divinity that ties us into the Holy Mystery. It is the divine source of love within that when we acknowledge and live into it, we truly love the creator and then our self and our neighbour. The Shema, the Greatest Commandments.

The cascade of transformational love.

Beautiful unity in diversity reflected as light beyond darkness as a promise bow in the sky.

As the Kingdom being here and near.

The end of segregation by labels. The end of casting aside the neighbour. The understanding all are loved.

Whether physically or metaphysically. It is not a false dichotomy, or the false arguments of either-or. Rather it is the Holy Mystery literally showing us that it is both-and. We are not separately spirit and flesh, but rather blessedly both. The life and teachings of Brother Jesus laid the path for a just society, because it showed the blessings of the flesh and spirit as holistically one.

Look upon the rainbow and know one simple thing about the Holy Mystery when lived out is four simple letters:

L-O-V-E.

And simply ask yourself, will you live into and out of that love today.

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End Notes-Apostle Creed Text:

creed

 


Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglica...

Stained glass at St John the Baptist’s Anglican Church http://www.stjohnsashfield.org.au, Ashfield, New South Wales. Illustrates Jesus’ description of himself “I am the Good Shepherd” (from the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 11). This version of the image shows the detail of his face. The memorial window is also captioned: “To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of William Wright. Died 6th November, 1932. Aged 70 Yrs.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And all the gathered say… Amen… or do they?

Recently there has been an ancient papyrus discovered that highlights the “fact” that Jesus of Nazareth had a bride. So did he? Well he was a good Jewish boy from small town Nazareth, so why wouldn’t he? And more importantly why does it matter?

Simple, if Jesus was married, and had little ones then according to ancient marriage practices it means Jesus had S-E-X- yes you read that right. Sexual intercourse with all the gooey squirts, grunts and sweats. If the marriage is true then it truly shakes the Orthodox Christianities (the winners of the theological and physical wars) to their core, because they have to rethink their entire theology of sexuality, purity, and their understanding of marriage.  As well for those churches that practice celibacy, it means a rethinking of that all together.

But more importantly, and this is something that some commentators may or may not have caught. If Jesus was married, then St. Augustine‘s concept of original sin, the idea that the eating of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of Good and evil, cast us out of the garden, and caused our DNA to change to the point we are born evil, and through sex (which is also evil) this sin is passed into our genetic pool–

Well, if the Cosmic Christ, the ever living Messiah, was married…well then guess what that means for original sin. That’s right, it is a heresy, and one that needs to be exorcised from the church and replaced with what truly happened in the Garden. A parent letting their children learn and grow, move out into the world, journey with them but no longer being their primary protector. Very much a theology of lifespan development for a creation that is blessed and called very good.

Yes, why does it matter whether or not Jesus was married? Because if he was, all the old men scared of sex and the goodness there in, have to admit they were: W-R-O-N-G, and embrace the true original blessing and the beauty of a loving, committed, sexual relationship as Solomon praised in the words of Song of Solomon (Songs).

For your walk, is your Messiah celibate? Married? Family man?