Sunday, 28 February 2016

Five compromises which transformed Christianity into a world beater

With out the efforts of Saint Paul Christianity today would have ended up just like an another sect of Judaism confined only to a small state something like Israel. If not for the charismatic envision of Paul and his acquaintance with the Gentiles, in fully understanding the mindsets of the Gentiles, in clearly knowing what they like and what they don't, I'm afraid with out Paul it would have been impossible for the other apostles of Jesus to gain Gentile converts.

1. Gentile converts need not have to follow the Laws of the Old Testament. 

No Gentile would have converted to Christianity if Christians had enforced strict Jewish Laws on the Gentile souls because the whole concept of a divine law which human beings have to strictly follow to avoid a God's wrath was an alien concept to them and they would have never liked it at all.

2. Gentile converts need not have to undergo circumcision.

If the Jewish Christians just like Saint Peter had insisted that even Gentiles must undergo circumcision in order to become Christians I am sure Gentiles would have distanced themselves from Christianity.

3. Heavenly redemption by ascension

Every Gentiles eyes and ears would have lit up when Paul says this in Corinthians because Gentiles loved apocalyptic literature and ascension to various heavens.

I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago-- whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows-- such a man was caught up to the third heaven. (2 Corinthians 12:2)

4. Christianity as a mystery religion.

Gentiles loved those religions having a mystery surrounding them and many Gentiles of that time were initiated into Dionysian, Orphic, Eleusinian, Osiris and Mithraic mysteries. Paul by transforming the human Jesus into a heavenly father preached his Gospel with a salvation theme similar to the mystery religions and guess what Gentiles loved his Gospel more than anything else.

5. Jesus as the first born God.

No Gentile would have worshiped a human as God or in other words no Gentile would have worshiped Jesus if he was just a human being without giving salvation to the Gentiles in return no matter how divine his parables were or no matter what miracles he made. Paul very well knew this hence he established Jesus as the first born God just as the pagan sun god Helios-Mithras.

One can see that in all the five points which led to the success of Christianity Paul's influence is punched on every one of them.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Empirical evidence of human body levitation

This is one of the yogic powers mentioned in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

3.40 By the mastery over udana, the upward flowing prana vayu, there is a cessation of contact with mud, water, thorns, and other such objects, and there ensues the rising or levitation of the body.
(udana jayat jala panka kantaka adisu asangah utkrantih cha)

Atheists will continue to be skeptical about the existence of the supernatural despite numerous empirical evidences like this and they will convert to theism once they experience the supernatural all by themselves.

Even Saint Teresa of Avila was lifted from the ground.

"A rapture is absolutely irresistible; whilst union, inasmuch as we are then on our own ground, may be hindered, though that resistance be painful and violent; it is, however, almost always impossible. But rapture, for the most part, is irresistible. It comes, in general, as a shock, quick and sharp, before you can collect your thoughts, or help yourself in any way, and you see and feel it as a cloud, or a strong eagle rising upwards, and carrying you away on its wings. 
I repeat it: you feel and see yourself carried away, you know not whither. For though we feel how delicious it is, yet the weakness of our nature makes us afraid at first, and we require a much more resolute and courageous spirit than in the previous states, in order to risk everything, come what may, and to abandon ourselves into the hands of God, and go willingly whither we are carried, seeing that we must be carried away, however painful it may be; and so trying is it, that I would very often resist, and exert all my strength, particularly at those times when the rapture was coming on me in public. I did so, too, very often when I was alone, because I was afraid of delusions. Occasionally I was able, by great efforts, to make a slight resistance; but afterwards I was worn out, like a person who had been contending with a strong giant; at other times it was impossible to resist at all: my soul was carried away, and almost always my head with it,—I had no power over it,—and now and then the whole body as well, so that it was lifted up from the ground. 
This has not happened to me often: once, however, it took place when we were all together in choir, and I, on my knees, on the point of communicating. It was a very sore distress to me; for I thought it a most extraordinary thing, and was afraid it would occasion much talk; so I commanded the nuns—for it happened after I was made Prioress—never to speak of it. But at other times, the moment I felt that our Lord was about to repeat the act, and once, in particular, during a sermon,—it was the feast of our house, some great ladies being present,—I threw myself on the ground; then the nuns came around me to hold me; but still the rapture was observed. 
I made many supplications to our Lord, that He would be pleased to give me no more of those graces which were outwardly visible; for I was weary of living under such great restraint, and because His Majesty could not bestow such graces on me without their becoming known. It seems that, of His goodness, He has been pleased to hear my prayer; for I have never been enraptured since. It is true that it was not long ago. It seemed to me, when I tried to make some resistance, as if a great force beneath my feet lifted me up. I know of nothing with which to compare it; but it was much more violent than the other spiritual visitations, and I was therefore as one ground to pieces; for it is a great struggle, and, in short, of little use, whenever our Lord so wills it. There is no power against His power.  At other times He is pleased to be satisfied when He makes us see that He is ready to give us this grace, and that it is not He that withholds it. Then, when we resist it out of humility, He produces those very effects which would have resulted if we had fully consented to it. 
The effects of rapture are great: one is that the mighty power of our Lord is manifested; and as we are not strong enough, when His Majesty wills it, to control either soul or body, so neither have we any power over it; but, whether we like it or not, we see that there is one mightier than we are, that these graces are His gifts, and that of ourselves we can do nothing whatever; and humility is deeply imprinted in us. And further, I confess that it threw me into great fear, very great indeed at first; for when I saw my body thus lifted up from the earth, how could I help it? Though the spirit draws it upwards after itself, and that with great sweetness, if unresisted, the senses are not lost; at least, I was so much myself as to be able to see that I was being lifted up. The majesty of Him who can effect this so manifests itself, that the hairs of my head stand upright, and a great fear comes upon me of offending God, who is so mighty. This fear is bound up in exceedingly great love, which is acquired anew, and directed to Him, who, we see, bears so great a love to a worm so vile, and who seems not to be satisfied with attracting the soul to Himself in so real a way, but who will have the body also, though it be mortal and of earth so foul, such as it is through our sins, which are so great."
         - Life of Teresa of Avila

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Saint Paul, the arch-enemy of the resurrection of the flesh

     By Valentin de Boulogne - Blaffer Foundation Collection, Houston, TX.

Saint Paul was never really a part of the orthodox church. According to the Apostolic creed of the Catholics the doctrine of the resurrection of the flesh is very important to their belief in Christ.

"I believe in . . . the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the flesh. Amen" (Old Roman Symbol [A.D. 125]). 

- Apostle creed

But did Saint Paul ever believed in the resurrection of the flesh? No, he did not as these below verses show.

"For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh."

 - Romans 8:3
"Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable."

1 Corinthians 15:50 

Which agrees with the view in the Gospel of Philip.

"Those who say they will die first and then rise are in error. If they do not first receive the resurrection while they live, when they die they will receive nothing."

 - Gospel of Philip

Paul did not believed in bodily resurrection instead he believed only in spiritual resurrection. If the resurrection of the flesh was so important to the Catholics and if Saint Paul vehemently opposed such a doctrine how could Saint Paul be the first pope and the leader of the Catholic Church? The truth is that he was never ever a part of the orthodox church.

Paul, the self hating Jew also hated the doctrine of the resurrection of the flesh espoused by the three pillars of the church at Jerusalem who were Jesus brother James, Peter and John who did not fully comprehend the message of the Saviour. Paul had a gospel of his own and the zealot pneumatic Charismatic Paul never once compromised on the doctrines of his Gospel because he received his knowledge not from any man or from an another God or angel or from an another mystery cult but he received his knowledge directly from the Christ with in.

After the death of Saint Paul, his arch-enemies who were members of the Catholic church who claimed themselves to be true Christians hijacked his mission and silenced his polemic against them by carefully manipulating his letters and by forging in his name produced one of the vast cover up in human history. Anyone who did not agreed to the imbecile Catholics ended up as Gnostics. Finally they dragged him and submerged him into their own cult giving a false impression to the world as though there was no schism inside Christianity. A new false history emerged with a syncretism of Pauline and Peterine theology and the main mission which Paul passionately preached, stood and died for ended with the mass persecution of the Gnostics in the name of the Catholic Inquisition.

The time has come to separate Saint Paul from the Catholic Church and to reignite a new hope to his pneumatic mission to the Gentiles and to finally spread the true Gospel of the only true Apostle, Saint Paul of Tarsus. No wonder Marcian of Sinope long figured out this truth and split himself up from the false church of the Catholics.