There are two ways,
one of life and one of death,
but a great difference between the two ways
The Real Facts Of Life: Back in the days before social media, when a young boy or girl arrived at an age of maturity, one of the parents would explain what was portrayed as the Facts of Life with respect to the physical interaction of sex between a male and female. The gender differences were acknowledged, and even celebrated. And therein lies the very core of what can be correctly portrayed as Self-Ignorance -- i.e., being alienated from the child/person's True-Self. The Facts of Life are in reality, Natural Laws that are holographically replicated into each level of Creation and Organic Reality. And what this means is that, what is true on one level of being, is also true on each and every level of being. And what this means is that in the same way that sperm and ovum came together to form the embryo that your physical body emerged from, when you were born in this world, you entered the next level of birth as either a mental-sperm or mental-ovum in the womb of Mother Earth. Which means that the Facts of Life is relevant at every level of your development. And this reality our culture is totally ignorant of.
In man's past, self-knowledge was of the utmost importance as demonstrated in the words of Jesus that have been preserved from censorship in the Gospel of Thomas: "(3) Jesus said ...But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty". Intellectual poverty is paramount when a person lacks the knowledge of their True-Self. And to overcome man's self-ignorance, the authors of the scriptures used allegorical catalysts that have the ability to connect the lower earthly levels of man's consciousness with his higher mental and spiritual levels. If you understand what you see as you look out in the world, the deeper level of reality will begin to be revealed to you as stated in the words: Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you". But what this also means is that what is true of the relationship of man and woman on a physical level, is also true on a mental and a spiritual level of mind and being. Which means that what the parent conveyed to their child about the Facts of Life with respect to the relationship of man and woman from a physical perspective, is equally true on a mental and a spiritual level of Higher Being and Reality. And therein lies the problem in the fact that because of censorship, few parents have any idea as to how what was traditionally portrayed as the Facts of Life with respect to gender, is not only true, but is of the utmost importance on a mental and spiritual level of being. And while in the past, few people understood the mental and spiritual dynamics of the gender differences, no one attempted to homogenize those differences in the child's mind. In our modern culture there is an attempt to erase even the physical attributes and roles that exist between male and female. Why is this important? Because it is through the dynamic physical, mental and spiritual differences between man and woman that will determine your own ability to advance and fulfill the very purpose of the life you are living.
From this perspective, the man would then rightly be portrayed as a mental-sperm, and by entering into a Divinely Consecrated Marriage, he would be able to bring about the next subsequent stage of birth within his own and his wife's mind? Why do I use the term Divine Marriage? When man meets woman, it is in reality one half of the mind meeting it's opposite half. And while this recognition of Self is rare, there are some men and women who understand the full mental and spiritual dynamics of Wholeness and Spiritual Marriage. These few understand that sex is a catalyst that joins and connects the two halves of the Mind (see DNA Exchange http://BrotherOfJesus.org#study ). And as halves of the whole, the man and woman understand that every weakness in the man, is a strength of the woman -- and every weakness of the woman, is a strength of the man -- and together they can conquer all obstacles that they encounter in their advancement to Wholeness and Perfection. In the words of Jesus: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17).
A Spiritually Consecrated Marriage requires Absolute-Fidelity that has developed over the course of many lives together, the vast majority of the common people are incapable of entering into a Spiritually Ordained Marriage. A Spiritual Marriage is the interaction and union of opposites to restore Wholeness.
Because when rightly understood, sex is the catalyst for the exchange of impressions
On a mental level, man has choices that exert control over all aspects of his life. Where on a physical level the embryo is formed with the merger of sperm and ovum one time, on a mental level the process is much more complex, and the growth and development of mind is brought about over the course of continual interaction of man and woman over an extended period time.
In the same way that such an assertion is beyond the understanding of the vast majority of men, their ignorance is the result of the censorship of the knowledge of the dynamic power of an evolved woman in a spiritual marriage where the same Natural Laws with respect to the Facts of Life are manifest. If each of us came with a Users Manuel, we would be shocked at our innate ability to know and be all things. And while highly evolved spiritual men and women have worked to reveal what would be written in a Users Manuel for mankind, this essential self-knowledge has always been equally suppressed by the self-appointed archons of both church and state.
The bottom line is this: While a man and woman may come together in marriage to have children and raise a family, what man enters into a spiritually-intimate relationship with a woman in order to form a Mental-Embryo with her -- and in forming a Mental-Embryo, his wife would enable him to bring about the necessary expansion of mind that allows him to advance beyond the level of organic consciousness. In our modern culture, what man enters into a relationship with a woman in order to initiate mental-expansion? With the possibility of mentally advancing beyond the
Equal Is Not The Same: In our modern culture which attempts to negate the important differences between the genders, young girls are raised totally ignorant and even alienated from their great expanse of feminine abilities of mind that is essential to the transformative mental power of mankind. Mystics and Spiritual Visionaries portray woman as being created on a higher plane because of her transformative nature -- transformative in her ability to bring about physical birth -- transformative in her ability to bring about mental-birth -- and transformative in her ability to bring about spiritual-birth. Yet, our modern culture conceals and suppresses all knowledge of woman's triune-transformative abilities, and attempts to portray her as an Androgynous Person (identifying and/or presenting her as neither distinguishably masculine nor feminine person) -- with the only difference being in her reproductive role. Yet, in reality, men must rely upon women not only for her physical reproductive ability, but also her mental-reproductive and spiritual-reproductive abilities that without, he will remain mentally and spiritually desolate and flat-lined. While our culture has attempted to portray woman as being able to do anything a man can do, in reality woman by her nature cannot easily do what is easy and natural for a man, because by design a woman can do what a man cannot -- therefore, equal does not mean that the two halves of the gender equation are the same -- and their opposite realities and unique abilities are the most important.
In many respects, the focus of cultural life for a girl, is in her visual and sexual appearance. Nearly every day I get a Friend request from women on FaceBook wanting to know if I want to see the woman's breasts. Modern women dress in order to put their sexuality on display. But in reality, a woman is a great deal more than her physical appearance. In the allegorical account of Genesis, Eve was drawn from the side of Adam -- thereby rendering man and woman the mental other half of each other. What this means is that men and women possess intellectual facilities, abilities and attributes that are either absent or suppressed in the opposite sex -- and only together can transformative-advancement and wholeness be achieved. When a man meets a woman, the encounter is not so much as his meeting a prospective sexual partner -- but rather, he is encountering his other half of his own mind that has been suppressed by his male consciousness -- and in his meeting with woman, he is presented with the opportunity to seek his destiny and become restored to Wholeness. Which provokes a number of important questions: Will the man remain limited in his cognitive abilities? Because his mind is half of the Whole, the question must be asked whether the man will remain mentally impaired and spiritually dead? And if the question is posed to me: How can I portray a man as spiritually dead? On a physical level, I can use the example of the sperm and ovum with the question: What is the future of the consciousness of a sperm that fails to bond with an ovum? And while such a statement may seem to be absurd to many. These questions can only be understood when the Divine Pattern of Life and Creation is understood.
If the sperm and ovum of a man and woman did not divide and split, so that an embryo could be formed, then birth would be impossible. And if after the initial first birth when each of us emerged out of the womb of our mothers, if the generative power of the soul failed to divide and split in the womb of Mother-Earth -- producing what can be portrayed as a Mental-Sperm and a Mental-Ovum that has the ability to initiate the transformative power of mental-expansion and spiritual-deepening, then neither could the next stage of Mental or Soul-Birth be brought about as mankind advances up the rungs of the proverbial Jacob's Ladder (see The Law Of Jacob's Ladder And Mental Advancement http://TheLawOfTheGospels.com#LawOFJacobsLadder ). When a sperm encounters an embryo, the sperm is confronted by everything that it is not. When the sperm joins with the ovum, the joining initiates a super-accelerated growth process that rapidly forms a physical body. What is true on the physical level, is also true on a mental level -- and in meeting woman, the man has encountered the presence of all that he is not, and all that he needs to mentally and spiritually develop beyond the immature levels of male-organic consciousness. In accord with the Divine Pattern, in the same way that birth can be brought about when a man and woman come together physically in sexual intercourse, the same pattern is true on the subsequent mental and spiritual levels of development. But, in order for this super-accelerated growth process to be initiated, the union of opposites must be on a mental-level of commitment and merger. While sexual intercourse creates a connection between the man and woman (see Never Have Sex With Someone You Don't Want To Become http://Lilith.Nazirene.org#SexualImmorality ), unless there is a joining on the mental level, the process of super-accelerated mental development cannot be brought about. While the sexual union of man and woman opens the door of opportunity for mental advancement, so long at the union remains limited to the physical, mental advancement will be inhibited. In the same way that the union of man and woman must exist on a physical level in order to commence the process of physical birth, the same is true with respect to the joining of opposites on a mental level. The man must approach his wife as an opportunity for advancement through the initial joining that has the potential to restore and bring about Wholeness of Mind. Without man's recognition that woman can see and understand everything that he is blind to -- and vice versa -- and both desire to seek Higher Consciousness and Higher Truth by bringing about Wholeness of Mind -- then the true potential of advancement cannot be achieved -- and the relationship will remain on the physical.
On the level of mind, the consciousness of organic man can be portrayed as that of a mental-sperm encountering a mental-ovum that without his opposite half, he will remain in death from the perspective of advancement. All cells possess a level of consciousness. Yet, the consciousness of a sperm can rightly be portrayed as existing in death, because the sperm-consciousness without its other half, is limited and desolate. Holographically, what is true on a physical level, is also true on a mental and spiritual level -- and with his own feminine mental abilities suppressed, the male will remain in a type of death with respect to advancement and his ability to fulfill his destiny. And when properly understood on a mental level, the opportunity of man meeting woman presents the same opportunity of a sperm meeting an ovum. The consciousness of a sperm without an ovum, is organically limited and flat-lined. And this is also true on the subsequent level of mind where a male (soul-generated mental-sperm) meets a woman (soul-generated mental-ovum).
The Divine Pattern of Male/Female and Third-Force Balance or Offspring, is holographically replicated into every aspect of Creation. When this fact of life is understood from a holographic perspective of reality, when we emerged from our mother's physical womb, we had evolved through the first stage of the birth process. Our mind could not advance so long as we existed in the womb of our mother -- and we needed a different type of womb to advance to the next stage of birth -- which enabled us to enter the next phase of birth in a mental womb that is necessary for the proper development of the mind -- with the objective of evolving through the stages of development permitting us to bring about and experience the next subsequent stage of birth. In the Gospel of John when Jesus was asked about entering the Kingdom, Jesus stated to Nicodemus: You must bring about the next stage of birth -- i.e., Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus made reference to this next stage of birth when he replied to Nicodemus: "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit". The first stage of birth is of the physical as stated: "That which is born of the flesh is flesh", -- and after the formation of our physical body, we needed a womb-environment to bring about the next stage of birth -- i.e., "...and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit". And when Nicodemus did not understand, Jesus asked him: "Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?" Our physical birth is the first stage of the process of birth -- and the pseudo-teachers of this world who fail to convey to you how to achieve the next stage of birth where you are "born of the Spirit", are inhibiting your birth process as stated to Nicodemus: "Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?" The personification of a number of people in the word "We", portrays those of whom Jesus said: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17). Which means that other people had achieved the necessary Wholeness without the help of Jesus who was a physician who was sent to heal the sick -- and he was not sent to those who had achieved Wholeness without the assistance of a spiritual physician. But what exactly was Jesus making reference to? Is the birth process that of repeating words in what is commonly portrayed by many Christians? In the same way that physical birth requires the merging and development of male and female essence in the womb, the next stage of birth requires the merging of the male and female paradoxical opposite spheres of mind within you -- as stated in the Gospel of Thomas saying 22 (see Saying 22): They said to him, "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?" 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."
Holographically, in the same way that an embryo which is the merging of male and female essence, must evolve through the stages of embryo, fetus, infant and eventually to maturity, the third-force balance of the male/female duality within your own mind must evolve to maturity -- bringing about the necessary Wholeness that permits the next stage of Mental-Birth. But, the development of mind must be achieved through the process of choices -- and the wisdom attained by living out and experiencing the result of the choices that you have made. And if you make the wrong or unwise choices, there must also be the opportunity to make additional choices so you can learn and develop the mind through the wisdom of your experiences. One of the problems confronting man in completing the next stage of birth, is that man is a complex being -- with the great diversity of Mind patterned in the image of the Tree of Life which is manifest in the image on the right -- being a representation and pattern of your own mind. Mankind's great intellect is the result of the divided complexity of his mind that is able to see and understand from different and often opposing perceptions. Therefore, the mind of man is segmented, so as to provide different images of the same vision or interaction of the life that he is living. If you embrace the perspective of one area of the mind, and you fail to achieve results that bring about the subsequent stage of birth, then you must be provided the opportunity to embrace the opposite perspective which you did not initially follow. Those who have achieved enlightenment, understand that the Law of Octaves provides you with the opportunity by causing you to be born with the dominant perception based upon the choice you did not make or even rejected -- so that you will gain the insight provided from an opposite perspective (see The Twisting of Law at the Third Interval http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#Third ). In what is portrayed as the twisting of the Law (of Octaves), you are drawn into the opposite polarity which is the path that you either did not choose, or the path that you judged those who chose that opposite polarity path. And in many respects, this is the difference between judging your brothers and sisters, and discerning by empathetic-perception in order to make the right choices in life. Where it states in the Gospel to judge not, because you will receive the judgment you give -- portraying your judgments as a type of prison (see The Purpose Of The Natural Laws And The Prison http://CausalFactor.Nazirene.org#ThePrison ) -- the Laws of Creation cause you to be born in accord with your own judgments and actions towards others. But if you can discern by observing others with empathetic-perception, then there is no point in your having to experience the other person's bad choices.
There is an important statement of reality in the words: Show me your strengths, and I'll show you your weaknesses. And when rightly understood, it is this segmentation of mind that is man's strength -- permitting him to conquer and prevail over the obstacles of life by seeing all sides of the choices and equations of life -- but this division of the spheres of mind is also man's greatest weakness. In the pattern of the twelve mental-spheres of mind, each mental-sphere sees and understands all realities of life from a different and often opposite paradoxical perspective. Paradox meaning that with respect to the opposite polarities, both opposing realities are equally true, and must be elevated to a higher plane in order to be comprehended. A paradox is often portrayed in the image of the Triangle at the left -- where the two opposing paradoxical truths are represented by the points of the opposite horizontal line -- with the (evolved) third-force balance existing on a higher plane -- with the angles which are representative of the Laws being equal but reversed on the horizontal line, and equal again on the third-force balance on the higher plane. An immature (earthly) intellectual understanding would be portrayed with the third-force balance existing on the same horizontal line as the two opposing paradoxical truths. Thus, as the mind matures and evolves, the Laws (angles) are prevailed over on the elevated higher plane, and only then can the paradoxical opposites be resolved. And from a Trinitarian perspective, this is a reality of the Three being One and Equal.
What this means is that the twelve-spheres of man's consciousness is the embodiment of a diverse and often opposing pattern of mind that is the manifestation of four (4) trinities -- comprised of four (4) male and four (4) female paradoxical opposites which comprise the Tree of Duality (a.k.a. Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil) -- with the essence of the Tree of Life being the four third-force balance spheres where the duality of the opposites must be brought together and evolved to maturity. The process of birth requires Wholeness -- a term not understood that is used throughout the Gospels. In the same way that the Doctrine of the Trinity is portrayed as Mother/Father God and the Third-Force balance/offspring portrayed as the Logos, all of Creation is a manifestation of the Divine Pattern that is holographically imprinted into every aspect of Creation. Wholeness, from the perspective of man that brings about the next stage of birth -- thereby permitting the person we are in this world to be At-One with our higher Soul-Self (see http://SoulSelf.org ) -- is achieved when the third-force balance of the four trinities within our own mind and being have achieved a condition of fullness -- and this fullness enables the next stage of birth to be brought about. In the Gospel of Thomas (GofT) saying 22 this reality is portrayed in the question: They said to him, "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?" With respect to these four trinities and their respective third-force balance-spheres that comprise the Essence of the Tree of Life, they can be portrayed as the perfect balance of what is often spoken of as Earth, Water, Fire and Air -- which when in the condition of evolved balance and wholeness, is portrayed as the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed. And the references to receiving the Kingdom as a child in the four Gospels, is a corruption of this reality where you must evolve the third-force balance within the four trinities of your own mind, and achieve the next stage of birth -- which birth we often portray as Soul-birth -- in that, this next stage of birth enables you to become At-One with your higher Soul-Self which is your True Self that you are an expression of. After all, as stated that a House Divided cannot stand. After achieving the next stage of birth which we portray as Soul-Birth, there are still two additional stages of birth which can be portrayed as Spiritual-Birth, and the final stage of birth which is allegorically portrayed in the crucifixion where one is At-One with God in the Totality of their Being -- thus, reuniting the divided realities of Adam and Eve on all levels within you, permitting a return to what is portrayed as the Garden of Eden (see http://GateOfEden.com ).
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Tesla - The Bridge Between Religion And Science http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#bridge
Tesla - Frequency And Vibration Of Mind http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#Tesla
Spiritual Osmosis And the Narrow Gate http://TheLawOfOctaves.com@Osmosis
The Divine Pattern Of Mind And Creation http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#DivinePattern
Original Sin And Spiritual Osmosis http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#OriginalSin
Accessing The Universal Source Of Knowledge http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#UniversalSourceOfKnowledge
The Limitations Of Science http://TheLawOfOctaves.com@LimitationsOfScience
The Scientific Revolution http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#ScientificRevolution
Energy Consciousness http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#EnergyConsciousness
The Plight Of The Prodigal Son http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#ProdigalSon
The Process Of Fulfilling The Law http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#OctavesFulfillingLaw
The Seduction Of The Prodigal Son http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#SeductionOfProdigalSon
The Narrow Gate And The Enigma Of The Law Of Octaves http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#Intro
The Eyes Only See At The Level Of Comprehension http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#TheEyesOnlySee
The Test Of The Law Of Octaves http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#TheTest
The Cosmology Of Mind - The Law Of Octaves And The Narrow Gate http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#CosmologyOfMind
The Formula For Wholeness And The Octaves http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#Formula
The Law Of Octaves And The Cross http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#TheCross
The Sixteen Crucified Saviors http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#SixteenCrucifiedSaviors
Wholeness And The Cross http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#WholenessAndTheCross
The Four Gates Of The Mind http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#FourGates
Wholeness And Same-Sex Unions http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#SameSex
Edgar Cayce And The Law Of Octaves http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#Cayce
The Essence Of A Coverture-Union Marriage http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#Essence
Balanced Wholeness http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#BalancedWholeness
The War On Women http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#TheWarOnWomen
The Foundation Of A Coverture-Marriage http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#FoundationOfACovertureMarriage
Cosmic Ovum And Sperm http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#CosmicOvumAndSperm
The Coverture-Marriage And The Tree Of Life http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#CovertureMarriageTreeOfLife
The Laws Of Nature And The Law of Octaves http://TheLawOfOctaves.com/#TwistingOfTheOctaves
Man And Woman And The Four Gates Of The Mind http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#ManWomanFourGates
The Laws Of Nature And The Law Of Octaves http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#TwistingOfTheOctaves
The Limits Of The Organic Mind -- Linear Thought And Fragmentation http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#LimitsOfTheOrganicMind
The Octaves And The Fulfilling Of The Law http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#OctavesFulfillingLaw
The Application Of The Law Of Octaves And The Real Trinity http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#
The Twisting of Law at the Third Interval http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#Third
Satan - The Gravity Of Mind And Spirit http://TheLawOfOctaves.com#Satan
The following is quotations from biblical scholars, experts and historical authorities who are quoted in the article, Bible Corruption (see http://BibleCorruption.com ), and is compiled in the below for the convenience of the reader:
In the words of Prof. Bart D. Ehrman in his book, The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture, where he warns us that: "...theological disputes, specifically disputes over Christology, prompted Christian scribes to alter the words of scripture in order to make them more serviceable for the polemical task. Scribes modified their manuscripts to make them more patently ‘orthodox’ and less susceptible to ‘abuse’ by the opponents of orthodoxy" -- which orthodoxy was to bring the text of the Bible into conformity with the doctrines and tenets of the Church of the Roman Emperor Constantine.
In his book The Text of the New Testament, Dr. Vincent Taylor writes that "The manuscripts of the New Testament preserve traces of two kinds of dogmatic alterations: those which involve the elimination or alteration of what was regarded as doctrinally unacceptable or inconvenient, and those which introduce into the Scriptures proof for a favorite theological tenet or practice".
An important truth is contained in the Epistle of Peter to James where it is stated: "Hear me, brethren and fellow-servants. If we should give the books to all indiscriminately, and they should be corrupted by any daring men, or be perverted by interpretations, as you have heard that some have already done, it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error. Wherefore it is better that they should be with us, and that we should communicate them with all the fore-mentioned care to those who wish to live piously, and to save others."
Those outside of the original Ebionite/Nazirene core of disciples and followers of Yeshua/Jesus, were quick to corrupt all the copies of the scriptures that were given to them. And this fact is confirmed to us by Dr. F. H. Scrivener where he writes that: "In the second century we have seen too many instances of attempts to tamper with the text of Scripture, some merely injudicious, others positively dishonest". Scrivener states that "it is no less true to fact than paradoxical in sound, that the worst corruptions to which the New Testament has ever been subjected, originated within 100 years after it was composed: and that Irenaeus and the African Fathers, and the whole Western, with a portion of the Syrian Church" used inferior manuscripts (F.H.Scrivener, Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament). Dean Burgon quotes Gaius (AD175-200) who speaks of the source of corruptions that survive in the early papyri: "The Divine Scriptures these heretics have audaciously corrupted. Laying violent hands upon them, under pretense of correcting them." (Burgon, The Revision Revised, p. 323). Eusebius (Eccleastical History), citing the second century Church Father Clement of Alexandria: "The worst corruptions to which the New Testament has ever been subjected originated within one hundred years after it was composed." In the words of Colwell (What is the Best New Testament Text?, p.119) "The first two centuries witnessed the creations of the large number of variations known to scholars today. In the manuscripts of the New Testament most variations, I believe, were made deliberately." G.D. Kilpatrick (Atticism and the Text of the Greek New Testament, pp 125-131): "Deliberate changes in all text types appear to antedate A.D. 200..as distinct from errors... all categories of deliberate alteration... are present in both groups. Tatian is the last author of make deliberate changes. The vast majority of deliberate changes were older then A.D. 200. They came into being in the period A.D. 50-200."
In his book, Introduction to the New Testament, B.W. Bacon wrote: "The Christian can only mitigate the disrespect he feels for plagiarists and impostors by the reflection that the conscience of the second century had practically no recognition for those literary crimes, rampant as they then were in the Church" (p. 168). Yet it is the product of these "literary crimes" that believers put their faith in when they read their Bibles today!
Something which no sincere believer today should take lightly is the charge against Christians by Celsus, the second century Epicurean philosopher, who alleged that: "Certain Christians, like men who are overcome by the fumes of wine and care not in the least what they say, alter the original text of the Gospels so that they admit of various and almost indefinite readings. And this, I suppose, they have done out of worldly policy, so that when we press an argument home, they might have the more scope for their pitiful evasions". Celsus concludes that because of the wholesale rewriting and corruption of the text of the scriptures, that this fraud has made all of Christianity a bogus lie: "It is clear to me that the writings of the Christians are a lie, and that your fables are not well-enough constructed to conceal this monstrous fiction: I have even heard that some of your interpreters, as if they had just come out of a tavern, are onto the inconsistencies and, pen in hand, alter the originals writings, three, four and several more times over in order to be able to deny the contradictions in the face of criticism." (R.J.Hoffmann's Celsus: On The True Doctrine, Oxford University Press, 1987).
To which allegation the third century Church Father Origen replied: "Besides, it is not at all fair to bring this charge against the Christian religion as a crime unworthy of its pretended purity; only those persons who were concerned in the fraud should, in equity, be held answerable for it" (Origen, Contra Celsus).
What we fail to realize today is that during this period, every single document was edited and revised to confirm the doctrine of the Roman Church. The noted Church Historian Eusebius quotes the Church Father Dionysius (Hist. Eccl., Bk. 4. 23), who reports that his own epistles had been tampered with: "When my fellow Christians invited me to write letters to them I did so. These the devil's apostles have filled with tares, taking away some things and adding others. For them the woe is reserved. Small wonder then if some have dared to tamper even with the word of the Lord Himself, when they have conspired to mutilate my own humble efforts".
Eusebius writes of a number of sects of Christians of his day: "Therefore they have laid their hands boldly upon the Divine Scriptures, alleging that they have corrected them. That I am not speaking falsely of them in this matter, whoever wishes may learn. For if any one will collect their respective copies, and compare them one with another, he will find that they differ greatly. Those of Asclepiades, for example, do not agree with those of Theodotus. And many of these can be obtained, because their disciples have assiduously written the corrections, as they call them, that is the corruptions, of each of them. Again, those of Hermophilus do not agree with these, and those of Apollonides are not consistent with themselves. For you can compare those prepared by them at an earlier date with those which they corrupted later, and you will find them widely different. But how daring this offense is, it is not likely that they themselves are ignorant. For either they do not believe that the Divine Scriptures were spoken by the Holy Spirit, and thus are unbelievers, or else they think themselves wiser than the Holy Spirit, and in that case what else are they than demoniacs? For they cannot deny the commission of the crime, since the copies have been written by their own hands. For they did not receive such Scriptures from their instructors, nor can they produce any copies from which they were transcribed".
Under the title of Bible in the Church, the Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics writes: "In the first two centuries nearly all the various readings of the New Testament came into existence, the majority of them by deliberate alteration of the text, many for the sake of style, and several in the interests of dogma… Often readings were rejected as falsifications of heretics, but often the heretics were right in their counter-complaint… Every province, every order, every monastery, has a tradition of its own…" If every province, every order, and every monastery in the first two centuries had their own version of the scriptures which supported their favorite doctrines of belief, then we must seriously ask the question as to what has been passed down to us today? Show me the modern Christian who promotes the idea that their beliefs are from God because they are supported by the scriptures, and I will show you believers who have failed to follow the advice of the Apostle and "Test all things".
Quoting Prof. Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Prof. Burrows writes: “There are those who believe or assume that the Greek and Hebrew texts from which our translations are made are infallible. No person who has studied textual criticism at all could believe that. The most conservative scholars in the most conservative churches recognize that the text has become corrupt at many points in the course of its transmission. If that were not already well known and universally admitted, the Dead Sea Scrolls would demonstrate it conclusively.”
In the Preface to the Revised Standard Version of the bible this notable statement is made regarding the need for a revision of the English translation: "Yet the King James Version has grave defects... was based upon a Greek text that was marred by mistakes, containing the accumulated errors of fourteen centuries of manuscript copying. It was essentially the Greek text of the New Testament as edited by Beza, 1589, who closely followed that published by Erasmus, 1516-1535, which was based upon a few medieval manuscripts. The earliest and best of the eight manuscripts which Erasmus consulted was from the tenth century, and he made the least use of it because it differed most from the commonly received text; Beza had access to two manuscripts of great value dating from the fifth and sixth centuries, but he made very little use of them because they differed from the text published by Erasmus".
In the publication, The Fraternal Visitor, this assessment was made concerning the falsification of the scriptures: "Codex B (Vaticanus) would be the best of all existing MSS, …if it were completely preserved, less damaged, (less) corrected, more easily legible, and not altered by a later hand in more than two thousand places. Eusebius, therefore, is not without grounds for accusing the adherents of Athanasius and the newly-risen doctrine of the trinity of falsifying the Bible even more than once" (Fraternal Visitor 1924, p. 148; translated from Christadelphian Monatshefte).
Sir William Whiston in his Second letter to the Bishop of London, 1719, p. 15, further confirms that it was the so-called orthodox church which was directly responsible for all the interpolations and corruptions: "We certainly know of a greater number of interpolations and corruptions brought into the Scriptures by the Athanasians, and relating to the Doctrine of the Trinity, than in any other case whatsoever. While we have not, that I know of, any such interpolation or corruption made in any one of them by either the Eusebians or Arians."