I wrote the following letter to Prof. Mark Goodacre on the subject of the claim that Jesus had a wife:
Shalom Prof. Goodacre:
With respect to your positions on Prof. Karen King in the NY Post article Jesus' Wife Papyrus Has A Typo, if you do as the Gospel account of Jesus states and properly apply the Key Of Knowledge in your interpretation and understanding of the scriptures, then of course Jesus would have a wife. Yet, the historical man Jesus did not have a wife in the physical. The problem is that the scriptures are not historical accounts -- and as presented in the article on the proper application of the Key Of Knowledge, they possess a meaning that is not at all understood today.
In the pre-Nicene Church (325AD) there existed a body of mature Christians who could easily explain all spiritual concepts presented in the Gospel accounts. These early Christians never relied upon (blind) faith, because they possessed sure Spiritual Knowledge. This enlightened core of Spiritual Christians understood that God is the most Rational and Intelligent Force in all of Creation -- that there is a reason, a causal factor, and even a higher purpose for all events that transpire in this world -- and these Spiritually Mature Christians knew and comprehended all important reasons for every concept set forth in the Gospel teachings. But this enlightened intellect of the core body of Spiritual Christians presented a serious threat to the political leaders, and they were hunted down as heretics and murdered.
A wise man knows that history perpetually repeats itself -- and in the same way that it was said of Mao's Cultural Revolution that "Many intellectuals were sent to rural labour camps, and many of those who survived left China shortly after the revolution ended. Many survivors and observers suggest that almost anyone with skills over that of the average person was made the target of political 'struggle' in some way". In much the same way the Nicene Church was taken over by Pagan Rome, and the whole body of Spiritually Mature Christians were hunted down as heretics in order to silence all opposition to Imperial Rule over the Church and its acceptable doctrines of belief (see Atheists Never Exposed To Original Gospel Teachings). To the degree that neither the faith-based body of believers, or their non-believing critics, have any idea that one of the primary objectives of the Original Gospel Teachings is as a true System Of Education And Enlightenment. To the degree that from the perspective of man's higher reality, his present systems of education do more to inhibit genuine knowledge and the development of man's intellect, than to nurture and foster man's ultimate intellectual development and spirituality maturity.
Quoting the article An Inconvenient Truth: "...the scriptures are exactly what the original authors intended them to be. And if we then pose the question: What are the implications of this fact? While you may have read and even studied countless opinions of scriptural interpretation and commentary -- and you may have even undergone the formal study of the scriptures yourself -- but unless you understand how to apply what Jesus portrayed as the Key of Knowledge -- and unless you properly apply the Key of Knowledge in accord with the original intent and objectives which the authors composed these sacred writings -- then your assumptions about the meaning of the scriptures will amount to just one more of the infinite opinions as to just what the scriptures mean."
In this article I portray the faith-based believers as a type of mule -- a body of believers who are necessary to preserve allegorical scriptures that contain a body of essential truths which if they were able to read literally, they would burn the scriptures as the work of the devil. But the authors of the scriptures who are obligated to both preserve and conceal this essential body of spiritual knowledge that is beyond the comprehension of the faith-based believers, compose the sacred writings so that those who possess the Key Of Knowledge will be able to retrieve this body of knowledge declared heresy by the pseudo-spiritual leaders of the Church, in order to make this body of spiritual knowledge available to the few who are able to use it.
The Gospel Of Thomas declares: "...But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty" -- and thus, the only valid application of the scriptures is the knowledge of the Forces and Laws that apply to one's own Cosmology of Mind and Being -- and to apply them within in search of the Inner Kingdom (see The Inner Kingdom And The Key Of Knowledge). Quoting from the foregoing link:
Believers are told to enter in at the "narrow way" -- but since there is no door to the narrow way in the outer world, they remain unable to do as commanded -- i.e., "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."(Matt 7:13-14 NKJ). And when Jesus was asked directly when the Kingdom of God would come upon the earth as Jews and Christians believe, Jesus said it would never come upon the earth, because it is within us all: "Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you." (Luke 17:20-21 NKJ). That modern Christians walk the broad-way of self-destruction, is because long ago the Church threw away the Key of Knowledge in the manner of the carnal Jews -- and thus, what was said of the Jews then, is true of the Christians today: "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52). ...in their failure to properly apply the Key of Knowledge, they made themselves blind guides who were leading the people in the wrong direction down what Jesus called the "broad-way of destruction", making themselves apostates to the Kingdom of God. Thus, the reality of the crucial questions that modern Christians close their eyes to is this: (1) How did the Pharisees and Jewish authorities "...hide the key to knowledge from the people"? (2) Why did Jesus condemn the leaders of the Jews for failing to enter the Kingdom themselves? -- i.e., "...You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves"! And, (3) how did the religious leaders of the Jews "...prevent others from entering?"
While the vast majority of Jews and Christians simply don't believe they possess the innate ability to enter within the Inner Kingdom -- and they don't believe that the Kingdom they look for to come in the outer world in what they portray as the End Times is within them, and therefore will never come upon the earth as Jesus taught -- but the answer is in the Gospel of Thomas: (22) Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female ...then will you enter the kingdom." What this portrays is the necessity to overcome one's own divided nature -- bringing the whole self into Oneness. But since they don't at all Know Thyself, they have no idea that all that they think they know, is merely earth-bound poverty of mind and intellect -- i.e., "But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty...".
When you properly apply the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge, what is allegorically set before you is a pattern and portrayal of your own mind and being -- along with the Forces and Laws that you must prevail over to bring about the next stage of birth. The beginning of the above Gospel of Thomas 22 begins with the statement: Jesus saw infants being suckled. He said to his disciples, "These infants being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom." They said to him, "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?" In the same way to be born in the physical you must make the two one -- i.e., the male (sperm) and the female (ovum/egg) -- and the embryo must evolve and be born into the next womb of Mother-Earth -- the words of GofT 22 that follows, relates to making the male (linear) and the female (intuitive) "... one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female" -- but to accomplish this you must first make "the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below" as portrayed in the diagram and pattern of the Tree of Life.
Prof. Goodacre replied back to me with respect to the above: Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. Paul portrayed the written text of the scriptures as the "letter that killeth"
(2 Cor 3:6) and
(Titus 1:14 - see Using The Key Of Knowledge) -- which means that those who are portrayed as experts and authorities, are the most deceived. Or, when they are confronted with the original teaching and objectives as presented in the above, is their choice to ignore the facts more of a commercial decision? The quote attributed to Pope Leo X that "It has served us well, this myth of Christ", perhaps explains the reluctance to embracing the truth of what the Gospel actually states. Many people have become exceedingly rich promoting the "letter that killeth ...Jewish fables"?
In the words of Winston Churchill: “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.” In the same way that the body of faith-based believers are not in search of answers to the many enigmas and inconsistencies in their dogma -- as can be seen in the foregoing response -- neither are the people they look to as alleged experts and authorities. That the religious dogma promoted by the Church makes no rational sense, is because it has nothing in common with the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay. The original Ebionite Nazirene disciples who walked with the historical man Jesus daily -- talked with him daily -- and were themselves Anointed One's who gained entrance to the Kingdom (see The Inner Kingdom And The Key Of Knowledge) -- were declared heretics by the later Church of Rome -- as were the Spiritually Mature Gentile Christians. And in the same way that Mao Tse-tung eliminated the intellectuals in his Cultural Revolution, the post-Nicene Church hunted down and murdered all the Spiritually Mature Christians -- and corrupted the Bible to make it support the dogma of Pagan Rome (see http://BibleCorruption.com . Which means that anyone -- either believer, Church authority or critic -- who is not interested in the important spiritual teachings that were removed from the Gospels and outlawed by Rome, is simply not interested in seeking Truth and the Kingdom. Are these people Christian? Misguided victims of Stockholm Syndrome? Or, are they living off the collection plate of the duped naive believers who are kept in the dogmatic dark ignorance, and never exposed to the Light of Truth?