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soul, or the god of the ‘natural’ mind. As such, this ‘mind-god’ ‘turned’ the ‘natural’ human mind into The Demiurge itself. Thus, the ‘natural’ mind of man itself ‘had become [an entity of] Darkness;’ turning into the foolish god The Demiurge himself; “always imploding in on itself as it focuses inwards on its own ‘dark’ imperfection.”
Mankind’s minds would have remained The Darkness, The Demiurge or The Fool forever, were it not for the ‘fact’ that humanity began to reason intelligently and realized “totally by chance” that, through his capable but unused intelligence, he is able to connect with the highest Greek god called ‘The One.’ (The One was also known as ‘Pan,’ a few millennia before Plato.) The One, a.k.a. ‘Monad,’ is also called ‘The Good,’ and ‘The Light.’ Monad is allegedly the perfect creator-god. So, when the ‘natural’ mind of man connects with ‘The One’ through intelligent ‘Reason,’ the supreme god, ‘The Light,’ ‘descends’ into The Demiurge, overriding ‘The Darkness.’ Monad, or ‘The Light,’ then actually ‘resides’ in the Nous, (the intelligent, enlightened soul, or mind of man,) and the whole mind of man itself ‘becomes’ enlightened.
The Nous or ‘darkened mind’ then actually ‘becomes’ spirit; becomes angelic; becomes ‘god;’ becomes ‘The One’ or the god called “The Light” himself. Being ‘pure spirit,’ ‘pure light,’ and even ‘pure god’ itself, this ‘spiritual’ mind-god of man, (The Nous,) is able to view everything ‘spiritually’ by focusing outward and not inward anymore – thus connecting not only with the entire universe ‘out there,’ but with everything in the cosmos itself. In this way, humanity becomes gods of light and part of the cosmos, and the ‘shared human consciousness’ of all New Age dogma.
The Masonic/Platonism “spiritualization” of Emmanuel Swedenborg and William Blake, (1827,) became part of Edward Irving’s ‘spiritualization’ of the entire Bible:
The great masonic ‘intellect,’ philosopher and painter, William Blake, (1827,) built his ‘spiritualization’ of the entire Bible on Plato’s ‘Theory of Forms,’ but especially on the teachings of Emmanuel Swedenborg (1785) and the Neo-Platonism of Plato’s diligent student Plotinus. Later, The Masonic Swedenborg Rite was based on Swedenborg’s teachings.
Emmanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) was a Swedish scientist and Lutheran philosopher who viewed himself as ‘pure spirit’ as described above; an angel not a human, “God’s connection between heaven and earth.” He grounded this strange masonic/Platonist gospel on the belief that he must accomplish the “Marriage between Heaven and Earth” (or actually, between the “spiritualization of the Bible” and “equilibrium of the mind.” This so-called ‘marriage’ is humanity’s “migration from a hellish state of mind to a heavenly state of mind.” (Of course this strange “salvation” of the mind completely opposes God’s Biblical description of salvation, eternal heaven and eternal hell.)
To accomplish this, Swedenborg taught that the Biblical teachings on heaven and hell, (as all other Biblical teachings,) must be ‘spiritualized’ to a mere ‘state of mind,’ or a mere ‘perception’ of the human mind. And so, Swedenborg’s radical ‘New [Jerusalem] Church’ taught that “a spiritual enlightenment was now available for those who would open their eyes to this ‘new’ gospel”: ‘new’ (Gnostic/Masonic/Platonist/Plotinus) knowledge, which can turn the whole Bible [and also the ‘darkened’ mind of man itself,] into ‘pure spirit.’ Even factual, historically documented events, such as Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascension, are supposedly ‘pure spirit’ in all ‘spiritual minds,’ and not literal!
Swedenborg criticized Bible based leaders as follows, “They have misled the Christians to ‘blindly’ believe that being born into a ‘natural’ world, they cannot perceive anything ‘separate from what is natural...’ [unless they are spiritually born again. They] have conned their subjects into believing that the ‘spiritual’ world ‘transcends’ Understanding [or intelligent enlightenment.]”
In reality, he meant that, actually, God Himself deceived people to believe they need Jesus The Spirit Savior to perceive the spirit world, while humanity is allegedly able “to perceive the spirit world by the power of their intelligent minds, which would then ‘turn into’ or actually ‘become’ spiritual minds, enlightened gods or angels!”
This, of course, is the basis of all Apostolic Churches, which ‘spiritualize’ the entire Bible.
However, Jesus Himself explained, “Unless you are [spiritually not mentally] born again, you cannot see [perceive] or enter the [Spiritual] Kingdom of God…” Jn. 3:3-5.
The Illuminati and Swedenborg:
Both Blake and Swedenborg were masonic ‘elitists,’ set up by the Illuminati to infuse false Christian mysticism among churches that were (and are) willing to teach of their Platonist-Masonic doctrines in some way or another. Where masonry in whatever form is involved, the aim is always to secretly spread Platonist doctrine, mixed with Bible verses. Blake made absolutely no secret of his ties to masonry and the Illuminati. Consequently, most of Blake’s paintings (and teachings) portray (and describe) the masonic emblem of the compass and square, (and other hidden masonic dogma.)
These emblems openly declare the Illuminati’s agenda of worldwide communist revolution, which, in the early 1800s (and still today,) was pursued through the churches, using such ‘new, spiritual revelations’ from the Bible!
[Acknowledgement to the people who did the images and photos used in this website]
Above: One of Blake’s masonic paintings, depicting many emblems of the masonic fraternity
The real goal of these masonic revolutionaries, (in conjunction with their most radical branch, ‘The Society at Avignon,’) was totalitarian, global control under the reign of Emmanuel Swedenborg, which began first in the churches. In fact, the fundamental significance of their doctrine of the so-called “spiritual regeneration of the human mind” was “to sweep from the earth every prince and every king, that the god of Swedenborg [Emmanuel Swedenborg,] may reign uncontrolled over the whole globe.” [From: ‘William Blake and the Radical Swedenborgians,’ Robert Rix; ‘Wikipedia Online Encyclopaedia.’]
They used New Age visualization to ‘spiritualize’ the Bible:
The early 19th century philosophies of William Blake, birthed from the masonic teachings of Swedenborg and the Gnosticism of Plato and his disciple Plotinus, described the Christianized, occult techniques of ‘creative energy’ (‘intelligent spirituality,’) and ‘active imagination;’ (the visualizing power of the ‘mind,’ as also witnessed in the Charismatic Movement,) [and of course, most members of churches that practice this technique do not know about these origins,] as the essence of the ‘spiritual’ [physical brain] or mind-existence of humanity.
Well known in religions such as New Ageism and Buddhism, this means, by using the so-called “power of our ‘natural’ minds to ‘actively visualize’ the ‘spirituality’ of our mind, we can ‘transform’ the ‘natural, darkened’ mind, (The Demiurge,) into ‘light and spirit;’ (‘The Light,’ or the highest Greek creator-god Monad.) This occult principle of ‘active imagination’ can then be supposedly applied to ‘recreate’ material matter into spiritual matter, as seen in occult visualisation and the Name-It-Claim-It-Frame-It doctrine of the Charismatic Movement. This results in the notion that the material world is a mere ‘illusion,’ while the ‘spirit world,’ or the so-called ‘divine-spiritual’ mind of man, becomes reality. [As said, this is also the Buddhist/Hindu/masonic/communist teaching of ‘Maya:’ all suffering, etc. in this material world is only an ‘illusion’ or “a hellish state of mind.”]
This is how they spiritualize the whole Bible: “Emmanuel Swedenborg is the Angel Sitting at Jesus’ tomb…”
Central to Blake’s ‘spiritualization’ of Scripture, is that “Swedenborg is the Angel sitting at Jesus’ tomb…” This means, the ‘god-man’ Illuminist Swedenborg actually became ‘spirit;’ became a god, [this sounds frightening familiar in terms of Pentecostal/Charismatic doctrine,] and The Chief Angel or ‘Reason:’ the mediator between God and man; ‘the christ’ or savior of the world! [The Old Apostolic Church says they do not have a ‘chief;’ they dealt with ‘chiefs’ when they severed from chief apostle Niehaus and followed Niemeyer in 1912.]
Spellbound by Swedenborg’s doctrines, Blake alleged that, when reading the Bible, people must ‘recreate’ the teachings and commandments of Jesus, (and even well documented, historical facts like Jesus’ resurrection and ascension,) into ‘pure spirit.’ By visualizing the entire Bible as ‘spirit,’ (or by placing the ‘power’ of their own intelligent understanding (Plato’s Gnosis) above ‘mindless’ or ‘darkened’ acceptance of Scripture as the stated value,) the human mind itself allegedly ‘becomes’ spirit or the mind-god The Light.
Blake then ‘intellectually visualized’ or ‘spiritualized’ the entire Bible according to the following example, “[Emmanuel] Swedenborg is the Angel sitting at Jesus’ tomb. His [masonic] writings are the linen clothes folded up. ‘Now’ is the [Illuminati’s] dominion of Edom, [masonic rule of the entire world,] and the return of Adam to [the Atlantean] Paradise… [or the totalitarian, communist paradise of mayhem and destruction, from which total ‘masonic order’ or totalitarian control will be created.]
“Good is Heaven.” [Not Biblical heaven, but ‘the good’ or ‘the light’ of the mind-god, the enlightened soul, (the Nous,) which becomes paradise itself, or the ultimate heavenly state of mind.]
“Evil is Hell.” [The darkened mind-state of man; the god ‘The Demiurge;’ Hell, or a hellish state of mind.]
“Man has no Body distinct from his Soul. [Man does not exist if his soul, ‘The Darkness,’ does not become the god called ‘The Light’ or ‘The One,’ while the WORD OF GOD states that man is spirit, soul, and body, 1 Ths. 5:23.]
“Energy [or spirit] is the only life, and it is from the body, [the enlightened mind; the spiritual soul.]
“‘Reason’ is the circumference of Energy. [Intelligent knowledge or ‘Reason’ leads to ‘The Light;’ the god Monad. Thus, Reason or Intelligence becomes the ‘savior’ or ‘the christ’ of the darkened mind.]
“‘Desire,’ [or the ‘natural’ mind, Plato’s Black Horse, which does not use its Intellectualism,] is weak and of the flesh… [It is the Dark soul/mind god called ‘The Demiurge.”]
Everyone with even superficial knowledge of Platonism and Freemasonry as discussed above can identify the clandestine origin of the following Apostolic Church doctrines:
The context of the following Old Apostolic Church teachings, related to me by one of their members, must be understood from their belief that man is only a two-part or dual being without a human spirit, not a three-part being with a human spirit and a soul or mind, living in a physical body, as described in 1 Ths. 5:23.
Þ “IF WE CRUCIFY OUR CARNAL THOUGHTS, WE ARE [MENTALLY OR INTELLECTUALLY] BORN AGAIN AS SPIRITUAL MEN”
He wrote, “The Word [Jesus] became flesh to become part of our lives. [I always believed that feeble humanity must become part of Jesus, Who is God Himself, by accepting Jesus as God, Lord, and Savior, Jn. 1:12-13!] This means we have to crucify our carnal thoughts, which make us into ‘carnal’ or ‘natural’ [mind] men. [What happened to the sinful state/position/place humanity fell into in Eden, Rom. Chapters 2-3?] The Word became flesh’ does not only relate to Jesus the Nazarene,” he wrote, “but today, everyone who have accepted the Word, or Christ. [Here he does not mean the full contextual truth of the Bible, but ‘truth’ from the ‘angelic apostle’ mouth.] Carnal man [or his ‘natural’ mind] will not, or cannot see or understand the spiritual things of God. This is what Jn. 1:1-2 means. Because carnal man does not discern the Word spiritually, [spiritualizing even Jesus’ suffering death, resurrection, etc., as if it did not happen on a physical level,] his mind cannot become spiritual or born again and so, he cannot receive the Spirit of God.”
THE SUM OF BASIC APOSTOLIC SALVATION IS THIS: ‘Saving’ sacraments of holy baptism, holy sealing, and holy communion + the ‘natural,’ ‘darkened’ mind of man that must be enlightened by the knowledge [Intellect or Reason] that the Bible must be interpreted as ‘spirit’ = The Rebirth or ‘change’ of the physical mind, or soul.
THE SUM OF BIBLICAL SALVATION IS THIS: The dead, cursed human spirit and corrupted mind of humanity + Personal faith in, and acceptance of Jesus’ complete atonement in their place = the rebirth of the human spirit, followed by the ‘day-by-day’ transformation of the human mind or soul through true Scriptural knowledge and obedience to the teaching and leading of the Holy Spirit, (1 Ths. 5:21; Rom. 2&3; Gal. 3:10-14; Jn. 1:12-13; Rom. 12:1-2.)
As the physical mind and human spirit are completely different entities, it is simply impossible for the ‘natural’ mind to become ‘spiritual,’ or to understand the Bible ‘spiritually,’ (1 Ths. 5:23.) Jesus Himself declared in Jn. 3:6, “That which is born of the flesh (or physical mind) is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit, (the Holy Spirit) is spirit… (V.5:) Unless one is born of water, (which is not water baptism, but the truth of the entirety of Scripture, the Word of God; Jesus Himself, Jn. 1:1-4; 12-13,) and Spirit, (in the power of the Scriptural Holy Spirit,) he cannot see [or understand, v. 3,] or enter The Spiritual Kingdom of God.”
Jesus our Creator God (Heb. 1:1-14) commanded that everything on earth must reproduce “after their own kind.” This means, a thorn tree can never ‘become’ or change into a palm tree! Thus, what is born of The Spirit, (Holy Spirit) is spirit. What is born of the mind, (or human soul) is of this physical realm or ‘flesh.’
‘Jesus became flesh’ means that Jesus, (Who is God Himself,) became a physical human being to atone for humanity’s state or lost position of sin and cursedness as a human being, thereby reconciling Scripturally born again, or personally believing disciples to God the Father through His complete atonement in their place! (Jn. 3:16; 1:1-14.)
The only way ‘to receive the Holy Spirit’ is to be spiritually (not mentally) born again by personal and sincere faith in, and acceptance of Jesus as our Lord Christ, (Jn. 1:12-13; Gal. 4:4-6; 1 Cor. 6:17-20.) This is what Jesus meant when He instructed Nicodemus in Jn. 3:3-5, ‘Unless [your human spirit is spiritually] born again from above, [or in the power of the Holy Spirit through your unwavering faith in, and personal acceptance of My complete atonement in your place, and unless the Holy Spirit then indwells your born again human spirit as a temple of God,] (1 Cor. 6:17-20, Gal. 4:6-7, Rom. 8:9B,) you cannot see [perceive or understand] nor enter the [Spiritual] Kingdom of God.”
Note that Jesus related the spiritual rebirth, which occurs in the human spirits (and not in the minds) of true believers, to the Spiritual Kingdom of God ‘which is within you:’ in your innermost, born again human spirit. This is not the Kingdom of heaven, God’s spiritual dwelling place outside our physical world, which must be our final and eternal destination. Rev. 21:9-27; 22:1-4 describes God’s real heaven as an eternal place, which can never fit into the mere ‘mind’ of man! God’s heaven, in human calculations, relates to a perfect cube of 2,225 km.
To ‘crucify our sinful flesh’ or sinful beliefs, on the other hand, means to refuse to “be conformed” to the sinful ways and false doctrines of this world, but to choose to allow the Holy Spirit, (through real knowledge of, and in obedience to the full context of Scripture,) to “transform our minds,” (our souls our thoughts, not our human spirits,) so that we can understand on a mental level “what is the perfect will of God” for our lives, (Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Pt. 1:13-15; 1 Ths. 5:21.)
We must read and believe the entirety of Scripture and not the false doctrine of men, to understand that the Creator of the Universe Himself declared. Heb. 1:1-3 states, “God, Who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the [Old Testament] fathers by the prophets, has in these last, [New Testament] days spoken to us by His Son, [The Word of Jesus Christ not the ‘apostle mouth’ of humans,] Whom He has appointed Heir of all things, through Whom also He made the worlds…”
Despite the clear truth of God’s Word, the Bible, Apostolic Churches still teach:
“Who can hear the voice of Christ today?”
(Apostolic answer: Lu. 10:16: “My sheep know My voice.” Who hears you, Apostles, hears Me.”)
“How can we receive Christ today?”
(Apostolic answer: Lu. 10:16: “Who receives an Apostle of Christ, receives Christ, and who rejects you, Apostles, rejects Me.”) [In the quoted verse, in Lu. 10:16, still under the Old Testament Covenant before the cross, Jesus commissioned His 70 Hebrew disciples (not ‘apostles!’) to go out and preach the coming of the Spiritual, Unseen Kingdom of God [after the cross] inside the spiritually born again ‘hearts’ or human spirits of His true believers — opposed to the Judaist expectation of a physical, political kingdom of God here on earth. As Jesus had not suffered and died to atone in full for the sin and cursedness of humanity yet; as He had not risen and ascended into heaven yet, Old Israel was still under the old temple dispensation: the Old Testament covenant of God with the Old Hebrew nation, (Heb. Chapters 7-9; 8:13.) As such, these 70 disciples could heal the sick etcetera, but only say to them that “the kingdom of God has come near to you, not inside you as after Jesus’ cross, resurrection and ascension,” (Lu. 10:9; 1 Cor. 3:16)
However, after Jesus’ bodily resurrection and ascension, on the day of Pentecost, He sent the Holy Spirit to indwell every sincere believer as a spiritual temple of God, (Acts 2; 1 Cor. 6:17-20.) Henceforward, (under the New Testament Covenant,) the Spiritual Kingdom of God and not the kingdom of heaven as apostles view this, would be “within” believers. From now on, the Kingdom of God would reside inside the spiritually born again ‘heart’ or human spirit of every sincere believer. (Apostles blend the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven, and believe that both these distinctly different locations of God’s Kingdom are “inside them;” that is, inside their ‘enlightened, spiritual’ minds, 1 Ths. 5:23; 1 Jn. 12-13; Gal. 4:6-7; 1 Cor. 6:1-20.)
Jesus, the Real Christ Himself, solemnly warned, “I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to everyone according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last... Blessed are those who DO My commandments that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside [the real heaven] are dogs [sleeping watchmen,] and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.” (Rev. 22:13-15; Deut. 23:18; Phil. 3:2.)
Hear the Word of God, which warns, “For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the [truthful] words of the book… God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book,” (Rev. 22:18-19.)