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IS IT COINCIDENCE THAT THE CORE OF IRVINGISM, (OAC, NAC, AND OTHER APOSTOLIC DOGMA,) IS FOUND IN PLATO, THE CATHOLIC JESUIT LACUNZA, AND THE MASONIC TEACHINGS OF SWEDENBORG AND BLAKE?

It does not matter how far ‘removed’ the OAC, NAC, and other Apostle churches supposedly are from the teachings of their founders such as Edward Irving.  They are still teaching the same original doctrines in some way or another, which programmed the minds of generations of apostolic church members of all sorts to consent to Scripturalized paganism. 

But comparing their dogmas to the contextual truth of  Scripture reveals the following proof of what I am saying. 

Þ The basic thought portrayed through Greek philosopher Plato, masonic orders, ‘saint’ Augustine, Jesuit priest Lacunza, masons Swedenborg and Blake, and Apostolic Church father Edward Irving, does not recognize the Biblical fact that man is a tri-part being, consisting of 1) an ever-living human spirit; 2) a human soul, consciousness, mind, (thoughts,) or as the Bible calls it, ‘the flesh,’ which, 3) live in a mortal, material body, (1 Ths. 5:23; Rom. 8.)  The entire Bible supports this truth.  Paul explained in 1 Cor. 15:44; 2:12, “There is a natural body, [the soul,] and there is a [supernatural] spiritual body…  What person knows a man’s thoughts except the [human] spirit of the man which is in him?”  (His own ever-living human spirit, which the Bible also calls, “the heart.”) 

Just as the “soul” or  mind, the supernatural human spirit is an integral part of the physical body.  When we die, only the immortal human spirit lives on either in Scriptural heaven or in Scriptural hell, (Lu. 16:19-31.) “The body is dead without the [human] spirit [or ‘heart,’]” (Jam. 2:26.) When Jesus raised Jairus’ daughter from the dead, “her spirit returned and she arose immediately,” (Lu. 8:55; Eccl. 12:6.) As described in 1 Thessalonians 5:23, God, Who is Spirit, views the indestructible human spirit as a completely different entity from the physical mind/‘soul’ or ‘flesh’ of humanity.  The soul or mind is where man’s intellect, free will, and emotions are seated.  In the human spirit, the conscience, intuition, and communion with the supernatural, (either God or demons,) are seated, (Heb. 9:14; Mark 2:8; Jn. 4:23.) 

So, Jesus commanded, “Worship God in spirit,” [with your human spirits, not just with your minds,] and in [Scriptural] truth,” (Jn. 4:21-24: 3:3-5; Rom. 12:1-3.) 

Þ It cannot be coincidence that both the pagan doctrines of Greek philosopher Plato and the Apostles teach a dual or two-part humanity, (man is only soul or mind and body.)  They do not recognize the Scriptural teaching and absolute reality that man is a three-part being with a human spirit, soul or mind, living in a physical body, (1 Ths. 5:23.)  This is so because humanity was created in the image of God, Who Is Spirit, (Jn. 4:21-24; Col. 2:9.)  Animals have souls or minds with an intellect, free will, and emotions, but they cannot worship God The Spirit like humans do, as they do not have ‘animal’ spirits.  1 Corinthians 15:39-40, “All flesh [bodies] are not the same kind, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of animals....  There are also celestial [spirit] bodies… [holy angels  and fallen angels or demons.]”  

Þ However, humanity’s human spirits ‘died’ or became comatosed and separated from God, Who is Spirit, at the fall in Eden.  Thus, to ‘come in contact’ with God The Spirit again, the human spirit has to be born again through the person’s sincere faith in, and personal acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ, (Rom. 2 & 3; Jn. 1:12-13; 3:3-5; Gal. 4:6-7.) 

Þ This means, the human spirit is already ‘pure spirit’ since God’s creation in the Garden in Eden when humanity was created in the image of God Who is Spirit, (Jn. 4:21-24.)  All humans were born with their human spirits inside them, which simply need to ‘come alive’ in and through sincere faith in, and acceptance of Jesus Christ, the only Mediator between God and man, (Eph. 1:12-13; 1 Pt. 2:9-10; Jn. 3:16.)  Thus, Jesus is ‘The Truth, Way, and Life,’ (Jn. 14:6.) 

Þ Once the rebirth of the human spirit had taken place, the ‘natural’/carnal/flesh/mind or ‘soul,’ (which houses the will, intellect and emotions,) needs to be “transformed” through constant “renewal” of real Scriptural knowledge, “that we may know [on a rational level,] what is that good, acceptable, and perfect will of God,” (Rom. 12:1-3; 1 Pt. 1:13-15.) 

 

Despite all these clear teachings of the Bible, the only unseen part of humankind that this Plato/apostolic thought recognizes, is the ‘natural mind,’ which lives in a physical body.  Believing they are only dual or two-part entities (and not tri-part creatures that were created in the image of the Scriptural Godhead of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Col. 2:9,) apostles say their ‘carnal’ or ‘natural’ minds, (which the Bible calls ‘the soul or flesh,’) need to be ‘enlightened’ by the vital knowledge, (which the Greek philosopher Plato called intellectual ‘Reason,’) that the whole Bible must be interpreted ‘spiritually.’  This so-called ‘knowledge’ of ‘spiritualizing the entire Bible,’ then allegedly ‘transforms’ their natural minds into ‘pure spirit,’ which is their ‘rebirth or the soul or mind.’  After that, possessing ‘enlightenment’ through their ‘spiritual minds,’ they themselves become ‘spirits,’ ‘angels,’ and even the Lord God Jesus Christ Himself!   

Hence, apart from this “natural soul or mind-change into ‘spiritual minds,’” the ‘rebirth,’ ‘salvation,’ ‘childhood in God,’ ‘membership in the body of Christ,’ and “receiving the Holy Spirit” in the OAC, NAC and other apostolic churches, are obtained through their so-called ‘saving’ sacraments of holy baptism, holy sealing, and holy communion, which must be administered by their ‘mediating apostles.’  However, this type of ritual salvation that connects directly to the mother church of Roman Catholicism, cannot be found in the real context of Scriptural truth, (Jn. 1:12-14.)  The entire Bible, the New Testament Covenant in Jesus Christ especially, stand squarely on the immovable fact that salvation can only be obtained in and through personal faith in, and acceptance of Jesus Christ as our God, Lord, Redeemer, Savior, Blessor, Eternal High Priest, and King, (Jn. 1:11-3; 3:3-5.) 

¨ In addition, neither the natural mind, (the human soul,) nor the human spirit, (the supernatural spirit body of man, 1 Cor. 15:44,) nor the real supernatural angel spirits of God can ‘become’ anything else, (1 Ths. 5:23.)  Jesus said that even in the true Scriptural heaven, the human spirits of the deceased are “like” angel spirits and do not marry — but they do not and cannot ‘become’ angels, who remain a different species from them! (Mt. 22:29-32; Heb. 2:6-9.)  The supernatural human spirit and the natural human soul, (intellect, free will, and emotions,) are two distinctly separate parts of man.  So, “the natural man, [mind  or soul,] cannot understand the things of the Spirit of God.  They are foolishness to him… because they are spiritually discerned…” (1 Cor. 2:10-16.)  This is why, after the Scriptural rebirth of the human spirit or ‘heart,’ the ‘natural man’ or soul must be constantly ‘renewed’ by true Scriptural knowledge of God, to understand the will of God, (Rom. 12:1-3.)  I repeat, the human brain, soul, consciousness, or mind can never and will never become ‘spirit’ or anything else – much less a real heavenly spirit such as a supernatural angel! 

¨ According to God’s creation principles, spirit can never ‘change’ into flesh or vise versa — especially not by ‘spiritualizing’ the whole Bible!  If it were possible for humans to ‘become’ angels, it would result in an interspecies abomination, as described in the fall of some of God’s holy angels when they had sexual relations with humans, as described in Genesis chapter 6.  In the Bible, there are accounts of angel spirits appearing as men, but they were certainly not real human beings!  E.g, when the angels went to take Lot and his family out of Sodom, (Gen. 19:1; 18:2.)  When the man Peter was physically in a real prison, an angel “struck him on the hip and said, ‘Arise quickly’ and his [iron] chains fell off…” and he led him out through physical iron gates, (Acts 12:7-9.) They can ‘spiritualize’ this as much as they can, but the real test is: can any of the ‘apostles’ who “became spirit angels” physically do that?  

 

The Gnostic, 4th century, Greek philosopher Plato is the real foundation of “spiritualizing” the whole Bible

The Greek philosopher Plato was one of the greatest founders of gnostic or intellect/mind based religions.  In Greek, the word ‘gnosis’ relates mind-knowledge as ‘spiritual light.’  In almost all religions, gnosis is ‘the path’ of religion leading to the so-called ‘spiritual’ enlightenment of the ‘darkened’ mind or soul; guided by ‘intellectual reason.’ 

Gnosis is also the methodology that the Old/New and other apostles used to ‘spiritualize’ even Jesus’ resurrection, ascension, and return, to make the truth of His Word into so-called ‘spiritual’ knowledge.  Because gnosis is human or mind-based, it is self-serving church and other religious dogma.  This is the complete opposite of Jesus’ teaching on humble worship, emotional death to sin, and agape service in “spirit and [Scriptural] truth,” which totally transcends the human soul or mind to live in and through the human spirit in God’s Scriptural truth, (Jn. 4:21-24; Gal. 2:20-21.) 

¨ That is why Paul prayed that God would grant believers the grace to be led by the fullest and clearest knowledge of the contextual Word of God, (Greek: epignosis,) which is “Spirit and Life” or God Himself, (Jn. 6:63.)  Jesus, Who Is God, Is The Only True Word of God, (Jn. 1:1-14.)  So, studying the Truth of God’s Word is being ‘filled’ with God Jesus, (Heb. 1:1-14,) as the Word must, together with the Holy Spirit, also “dwell richly” in true believers, (Col. 3:16; Rom. 12:1-3.) 

Epignosis is contextual, Biblical knowledge.  Epignosis is what we need to understand God’s Scriptural will as taught by The Teacher, the Holy Spirit of God.  In Romans 12:1-3, Paul showed us exactly how to attain Epignosis.  He commanded, “...Present yourselves a living sacrifice, [daily submit yourselves in totality or in your human spirit, mind or soul, and body to God...] which is your reasonable [or basic] service.  And do not be conformed to this world [and it’s false church dogmas, norms, and forms,] but be transformed [or totally renewed] in your mind [or thoughts and beliefs,] that you may know [on a mental level,] what is that… perfect will of God [to obey Him!]”  (2 Cor. 10:3-5.) 

 

Plato preached the ‘darkened-mind’ deity and duality of man, just as the OAC and other apostolic churches do  

Plato’s Gnostic doctrines of so-called ‘superior or spiritual knowledge’ and intellectual reason are contained by his ‘Theory of Forms.’  The foundation of this humanist doctrine declares that ‘essence precedes existence.’  He actually alleged that ‘spirit’ was created first; [humanity was first without physical form,] then spirit ‘became’ the material creation; soul or mind living in a human body.  ‘Reality’ for humans, therefore, is supposedly seated in the spiritual realm; and not found in the material world.  Thus, both spiritual and material realms are contained by the ‘human mind.’  From this pagan dogma, anyone can see that the Old, New, and other apostolic ‘spiritualization’ of the Bible did not come into being by itself.  Church leaders, drawing on Plato’s teachings, grounded their “spirit-before-substance” doctrine on pagan teaching. 

¨ True Scripture states exactly how God The Spirit [first] “formed man from the dust of the ground and [then] breathed into his nostrils the breath of life thus man became a living being,” (Gen. 2:7.)  God’s Breath is His Spirit; giving man a human spirit so that he can be in the image of God, (1 Ths. 5:23.)  It is a fact that man has a supernatural human spirit and a soul or mind with intellect, free will, and emotions. “All flesh are not the same.  One kind is the flesh of man, another flesh of animals… and there are also celestial bodies…” (1 Cor. 15:39-40.)  None of the animals received God’s Breath because they have souls or minds, but they do not have spirits.  When animals die, nothing of them will live for all eternity like the human spirit of man, which is ever-living either in heaven or in hell as true Scripture declares. 

Wikipedia explained, “Plato… [just as Old/New and other apostles,] viewed the soul [or mind] as a sort of composite, in which many different elements [such as natural matter (mind) and ‘spirit’] blend together and affect each other…  Plato’s ‘Theory of Forms’ is his belief that the material world as it seems to us is not the real world, but only a shadow of the real world… Forms… are abstract representations of the many types and properties of things we see all around us…” 

The masonic/Buddhist/Hindu/Nazi/Communist teaching of ‘Maya’ was also contrived from this.  Maya means, this physical dimension and everything in it such as pain, starvation, etcetera, is allegedly ‘only an ‘illusion.’  The ‘real’ world is found in a ‘spiritual’ state of ‘complete enlightenment’ of the mind or soul called ‘nirvana.’ 

 

“Plato described the human mind as a ‘carriage,’ drawn by a white and a black horse.  The said the soul needs to be governed by the white horse, which symbolizes ‘the light’ and ‘spirituality,’ but some souls have difficulty in controlling the black horse…  [The black horse is supposedly ‘darkness,’ or the unintelligent, unenlightened, ‘natural’ mind; ‘the flesh.’]  If overcome [or ruled by the black horse,] the soul or mind allegedly loses its wings and is pulled down to earth.  However, should the mind be “enlightened” or controlled by the white horse, the mind is incarnated…”  This is the so-called ‘spiritual rebirth or [the impossible] changing of the ‘dark’ natural soul or mind into ‘pure spirit…’ 

In reality, just as the supernatural human spirit, the material side or the mind of man is absolutely real.  Thus, the whole context of Scripture instructs us to be “sober-minded” and use our ‘natural’ minds in every decision and choice, (1 Pt. 5:8.)  Scripturally, our ‘spiritual’ understanding of God The Spirit is seated in our human spirits, and flows from there into our minds as ‘faith,’ or a rational mind-choice to believe in God and His Word, (Heb. 1:1-2; Jn. 4:21-24.)  Yet, our brains, mind, soul, or thoughts can never become ‘spirit.’  Our souls are “flesh,” and our human spirits are supernatural.  Let us remember that although our fallen human spirits are perfectly born again when we sincerely accept Jesus, (Col. 2:10,) our minds need God’s teaching and life-experiences to acquire Epignosis or His wisdom and understanding, (Rom. 12.) 

 

Plato’s Atlantis or paradise was allegedly populated by a race of super-intelligent, ‘enlightened’ men, the Merovingian 

Plato’s ‘spiritual plane,’ where spiritual matter supposedly existed first, was Atlantis or ‘paradise;’ which was allegedly inhabited by ‘divine men.’ They were an ‘elite’ race with enormous intelligence and so-called ‘enlightened [spiritual] minds.’  This ‘god race’ was later called “the descendants of Jesus and Mary Magdalene,” known as the Merovingian.

What blasphemy!  But in modern language, they are now so powerful, they are “the clandestine rulers of the world.” 

 

Masonry and the Merovingian bloodline was imbedded in all the teachings that follow the ‘Elitist Atlantism’ of Plato 

Masonic orders such as the Roman Catholic Jesuits also believe this Merovingian lie.  So did Manuel Lacunza, the mentor of Edward Irving, church father of the OAC, NAC and other apostles.  It is said that masonic fraternities began in the 11th century, but they were officially established in the 15th century with the murderous Christian Crusaders, when the Knights Templar Order of the Roman Catholic Church was exposed as devil worshippers, [‘Cities of the Underworld,’ History Channel, 13/3/2010.]  The Knights Templar was the first masonic society to confess they worship the goat-god Baphomet

True to the doctrines of the Greek philosopher Plato, the Knights Templar stood on the story that they are part of the ‘highly intelligent Atlantean elite,’ or the so-called ‘Merovingian-bloodline.’ As said, the Merovingian race are the so-called ‘physical descendants’ of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, who allegedly “married French and German royalty to produce the mystical Merovingian Dynasty.”  As self-styled ‘descendants’ of the ‘superior’ Greek Atlanteans and supposedly of Jesus Himself, the Knights Templar firmly believed they were this elite race of ‘divine’ supermen, The Merovingian.  Although all this is a pagan narrative, we now know how this ‘god/christ’ Christian fallacy wired the members of churches to stay fanatically committed to worthless church membership and adore their divine clergies,’ no matter what they teach them. 

 

The ‘mathematical’ and ‘geometrical’ creation of Plato, taught by all masonic orders and followed by Christianity

In the minds of Plato and masonic orders the spirit world is allegedly the ‘real’ world, and the ‘real’ world is the only concept, which cannot be calculated by the human mind without using extraordinary intelligence and reason, or gnosis.  And so, Plato taught, (and all masonic orders believe,) the cosmos can be brilliantly calculated and measured ‘exactly.’  Hence, the “G” in masonry stands not for ‘god’ but “symbolic, sacred geometry,” and so, the main masonic emblem is the compass on top of the square.  Plato said “the gods geometrizes continually” the universe, temples, etcetera. 

In reality, Plato’s entire philosophy was based on the so-called ‘science’ of astrology or sun worship.  This includes earth worship — which is exactly what all masonic orders still follow.  That is why masonic orders believe the whole cosmos exists in ‘mathematics and geometry;’ because the whole universe “was made up of different placements and uses of triangles, squares, and circles,” with the phallic, fertility sun god and ‘mother earth’ as the “givers of life.” 

Thus, their triangle, compass-and-square symbol is the fertility or sex symbol of the sun god in constant coitus with the earth goddess.  In Christianity, this sign is represented by the physical church building, (mother Mary,) in copulation with the steeple or church tower, (the phallic sun god;) producing Christians, (‘little christs and gods,’) for the church system’s hierarchy of ruling clergies. 

 

The Greek philosopher Plato’s “paradise lost,” and the OAC and other apostles’ “hellish state of mind” 

Plato believed that the ‘great morality’ of the ‘Atlantean elite’ resided in their “huge intellect,” which ‘enlightened’ their minds to ‘change’ into pure spirit.’  Additionally, their spiritual minds then turned into heaven or ‘paradise.’  They did not live physically in paradise but in a ‘heavenly state of mind,’ with paradise located right inside their heads. 

However, over time, the huge intellect and morality of this ‘divine’ race supposedly began to deteriorate.  As a result, the spiritual minds and immense intellect of these supermen’ or gods started to disintegrate, and their spiritual minds turned back into the ‘dark, natural mind,’ or ‘the  [sinful] flesh.’  As their spiritual minds decayed, their minds changed from the “divine, paradise state of mind” into the “dark, hellish state of mind.”  Hence, paradise in their heads was also lost and now, they had ‘hell’ inside their heads. 

Plato believed that their ‘dark’ or “hellish state of mind” greatly displeased the Greek gods.  Therefore, they sent a massive earthquake to produce tsunamis, and together with the Atlantean god race, ‘paradise’ was ‘lost’ beneath the sea.

 

Platonist-Masonic Salvation:  Paradise Lost can again be found through ‘Intellect’ and ‘Reason’ 

Despite humanity’s fall from divinity and paradise,’ Plato said, humanity can again replace “darkness and hell” inside their minds with “divinity and paradise” by regaining the intellectual ‘enlightenment’ of the ‘darkened’ soul or mind through ‘reason,’ which will restore the soul’s spirituality or ‘light.’  Consequently, once the mind’s divinity, spirituality, morality, and ‘great intellect’ are “found,” paradise inside their minds will be recovered.  In Platonism, (which, in time, birthed religions like Hellenism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Swedenborginism, Blakenism, Nazism - and as all this evidence proves, the Old/New, and other ‘apostles’ too,) the goal of humankind on earth is supposedly to become ‘mentally enlightened’ to restore ‘paradise’ or ‘nirvana:’ that ‘perfect heavenly state of mind’ of spirituality and divinity inside their heads. 

 

Milton founded his play, ‘Paradise Lost,’ on Plato’s philosophies and added a few narratives of his own.  He alleged that ‘original sin happened’ because man abused his high intellect to gain ‘bad’ knowledge, or the ‘natural knowledge’ of moral decay, and so, Adam fell from ‘paradise.’ [Actually, Adam lived in a physical place here on earth, called The Garden in Eden, not in ‘paradise’ as in God’s heaven in the spirit world, or in a ‘heavenly state of mind.’ Neither was Adam merely a ‘spirit,’ but a physical human being like us all.]  Yet, Milton taught that the ultimate ‘governing force’ of humanity, Intellectual Reason, must again be set in motion.  ‘Reason’ will then lead humankind from the ‘darkened,’ ‘natural,’ hellish state of mind in the path of intellectual ‘enlightenment’ to restore the mind of humanity to spirituality and morality.  As a result, paradise will also be restored inside their minds.   

¨ Therefore, Intellectual Reason, just as so-called ‘spiritual knowledge,’ is the ‘savior’ of all those who follow Plato’s road of deception — Old, New, and other apostles as well. 

One of the main issues with these philosophies is that Plato, in his study of humanity, omitted the human spirit and viewed mankind only as duel beings with minds and bodies like the animals have, (1 Cor. 15:29-40.)  Thus, as Milton explained, Plato believed the ‘darkened’ mind or soul of man has to be ‘changed’ or ‘enlightened’ to reach the ‘higher plane’ of spiritual existence.  Through ‘knowledge,’ intellect, and Reason, the ‘enlightened’ mind supposedly can ‘turn itself’ into ‘spiritual, godlike matter,’ as all material matter allegedly first existed as spiritual matter. 

 

Roman Catholic ‘Saint’ Augustine, as Lacunza, the Roman Catholic Jesuit mentor of Edward Irving, followed the teachings of the Greek philosopher Plato

The Christian godfather ‘saint’ Augustine built many of his Roman Catholic philosophies, (and many of these were incorporated into Protestantism during the Reformation,) on Plato’s ‘invisible world of goodness.’  He openly stated that “Plato was Christianity for the masses.”  Although Augustine ignored the Lord Jesus’ Scriptural invitation to all the poor, deprived, sick, and suffering people to be saved by their personal faith in Him and by willing acceptance of His atonement in their place, (Jn. 3:16,) this so-called ‘saint’ still remains one of the ‘greatest church fathers’ of Catholics and Protestants such as the Dutch Reformed Church.  In reality, Augustine turned Plato’s Gnostic ‘Theory of Forms,’ (or so-called ‘saving intellectual knowledge and reason’) into the covert ‘gospel’ of the church — just like church fathers such as Edward Irving did in later years. 

 

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