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Jesus Christ- by Mikhail Nikolenko

Posted by Mobile Bible Saturday, 6 October 2012
Many people (at least in Russia) considering themselves
Christians believe that Christ is something like
Jesus’ last name. Thus, these two words (Jesus and Christ)
become closely related in their minds.
But the fact is that Christ is not a last name but rather
a title or a post. Christos is a Greek word; its Hebrew
equivalent is Moshiach, or Messiah in modern spelling.
By these words they call the One who comes to the Earth
from God-the-Father — as a Part of Him — to give help
of the highest Divine level to incarnate people.
In order to understand this phenomenon correctly,
one has to comprehend well all that was said in the previous
chapters: that God-the-Father is One Consciousness
and, at the same time, He is a totality of former human
Consciousnesses merged into Him. These Consciousnesses
were individualized in the past, but aft er att aining
full spiritual self-realization and merging into the Father,
They dwell in His Abode in the state of mutual mergence,
forming a single Whole. This idea is expressed in the
Gospel of John (1:4): “In Him (in the Father) was life; and
the life was the Light of men”. There is a statement about
the same in the Gospel of Philip (87): “The Children of
the Bridal Chamber (the Abode of the Creator, where one
merges with Him in Love) have one name (i.e. all They
are God-the-Father now)”. But They — former human
beings who became coessential with the Father — are
capable of individualizing Themselves again for a time
in the form of the Holy Spirit if it is necessary for the purpose
of fulfi lling a certain task of the Father.
Therefore, it is correct to say that Jesus Christ is a
Part of God-the-Father and that it was not always like
this — Jesus also has a human past. When was it? — in
this or one of the previous Manvantaras? — it does not
matt er. It is only important that upon att aining full Perfection
and merging with God-the-Father, He came to
people from the Abode of the Father as a Part of Him
with a Mission of helping them.
There were several Christs on the Earth during the
history of mankind. They came to the Earth at diff erent
times and to diff erent nations, creating every time a hearth
of spiritual culture, giving knowledge about God, about
the meaning of human life on the Earth and the Path to
the ultimate Goal. Jesus Christ was One of Them.
From the description of Jesus’ childhood, we know
that even at the age of 12 He astonished teachers of Jerusalem
with His wisdom in a religious conversation
(Luke 2:42-52).
The further period of Jesus’ life is described in two
sources: The Life of Saint Issa3, Best of the Sons of Men
and in the Tibetan Gospel. This is what is writt en in the
former:

“When Issa had att ained the age of thirteen years,
the epoch when an Israelite should take a wife, the house
where His parents earned their living by carrying on a
modest trade began to be a place of meeting for rich and
noble people, desirous of having for a son-in-law young
Issa, already famous for His edifying discourses in the
name of the Almighty. Then it was that Issa left the parental
house in secret, departed from Jerusalem, and
with merchants set out toward Sind…” (4:10-12).
In every land that Jesus visited during these years
— India, Tibet, Persia — He healed the sick, raised people
from the dead, opposed paganism, and preached
about Universal God-the-Father and about the Path to
Him. His favorite audience was people of lower social
ranks; later it was the same in Judaea.
In the homilies in India, in particular, He taught:
“Worship not the idols, for they hear you not. Listen
not to the (four) Vedas, for their truth is counterfeit.
Never put yourself in the fi rst place and never humiliate
your neighbor.
“Help the poor, support the weak, do ill to no one,
and covet not that which you have not and which you
see belonged to another.” (5:26-27).
In Persia, answering questions of the highest priest
of the Zoroastrian faith, He said the following:
“… Even as a babe discovers in the darkness its mother’s
breast, so even your people, who have been led into
error by your erroneous doctrine and your religious ceremonies,
have recognized … their father in the Father of
Whom I am the prophet.
“The Eternal Being has said to your people through
the medium of My mouth: ‘You shall not worship the Sun
(as God), for it is but a part of the world which I created
for man.
‘The sun rises in order to warm you during your
work; it sets to allow you the repose which I Myself have
appointed.
‘It is to Me, and to Me alone, that you owe all that
you possess, all that is to be found about you, above you,
and below you.’”.
“But,” said the priests, “how could people live according
to the rules of justice if it had no preceptors?”
Then Jesus answered, “So long as the people had
no priests, the natural law governed them, and they preserved
the candor of the souls.
“The souls were with God, and to commune with
the Father they had recourse to the medium of no idol or
animal, nor to the fi re, as is practiced here.
“… The Sun is acting not spontaneously, but according
to the Will of the invisible Creator, Who gave
it birth.
“… The Eternal Spirit is the Soul of all that is animate.
You commit a great sin by dividing It into a ‘Spirit
of Evil’ and a ‘Spirit of Good’, for He is only God of
Good, Who, like the father of a family, does but good to
His children, forgiving all their faults if they repent
them.
“The ‘Spirit of Evil’ dwells on the Earth in the hearts
of those men who turn aside the children of God from
the right Path.
“Therefore I say unto you, beware of the day of judgment,
for God will infl ict a terrible chastisement upon
all those who shall have led His children astray from the
right Path and have fi lled them with superstitions and
prejudices!…” (8:8-20).
Also there is an account of some words that Jesus
said to Tibetans:
“I came to demonstrate the human potential. What
I do (let) everyone will be doing. What I am (let) everyone will be.
 These boons are for every nation, (they are)
the water and bread of life.” (Tibetan Gospel).
Jesus “returned to the land of Israel” only at the age
of 29 (The Life of Saint Issa, 9:1). It is that which He did
and said there that became well known to the future generations.
Upon returning to the native land, Jesus with several
disciples-assistants began to travel visiting many towns
and villages. He worked wonders such as healing sick
people and raising people from the dead, preached in synagogues,
in houses, in the open air about what the Heavenly
Father wants people to be.
Thousands of people listened to Jesus, witnessed
miracles and got healed of their diseases. Some of them
gave up their earthly occupations and joined Jesus in
order to travel with Him and to learn from Him.
He taught them by explaining the Path to Perfection
and by demonstrating the methods of spiritual healing
and meditative techniques.
No doubt, He wanted to fi nd them as people to
whom He could give all the highest knowledge about the
Father. He wanted them to enter the Abode of the Father
together with Him. “Father! I want those you have given
Me to be with Me where I am!…” (John 17:24)
But when He said something that exceeded their
ability to comprehend, they surprised Him with their
lack of understanding; many left Him doubting the adequacy
of His words and even His sanity… (John 10:19-
20; 13:36-38; 14:5-7; 16:17-18; Luke 9:54-56, etc.)
Even His mother and brothers once came to the place
where He was preaching to take Him home, for they decided
that He was insane if He is saying things like that…
(Mark 3:21,31-35)
At the end — aft er three years of teaching, giving
discourses, working wonders — He was with only 12
male disciples (one of them was Judas Iscariot who betrayed
Him later) and Mary Magdalene.
And where were the crowds of thousands of excited
commoners who listened to His sermons, ate the food that
He materialized for them, and got healed of various diseases?…
It turned out that these crowds did not need the
Teachings about the eff orts that one has to make in order
to enter the Kingdom of God. They wanted Jesus only to
heal, to pay att ention to them… (Luke 9:11)
Jesus saw this and began to avoid the crowds. “…
Crowds of people came to hear Him and to be healed of
their sicknesses. But Jesus oft en withdrew to lonely places…”
(Luke 5:15-16).
Yes, He healed some of them, but it could not continue
like this forever. He wanted people to learn the true
faith, to make personal eff orts on becoming bett er. Then
the diseases would go away by the Will of the Father…
“You faithless and perverse generation, how much longer
must I be with you, bear with you?!” He cried once
because of hopelessness of this situation (Luke 9:41).
And the crowd, being stirred up against Him by the
priests, got angry… “… You look for an opportunity to
kill Me, (only) because there is no place in you for My
word!…” He said once trying to bring them to reason…
(John 8:37)
But it was too late: the crowd of resentful wanting
primitive people got more and more angry because they
could receive more but were given too litt le…
Soon, the same people yelled to Pilate: “Crucify, crucify
Him!”… (Luke 23:21).
“And they having taken the Lord pushed Him as
they ran, and said: ‘Let us hale the Son of God, now that
we have gott en authority over Him!’ And they put on Him
a purple robe and made Him sit upon the seat of judgment,
saying: ‘Give righteous judgment, you King of
Israel!’ And one of them brought a crown of thorns and
set it upon the Lord’s head; and others stood and did
spit in His eyes, and others buff eted His cheeks; and others
did prick Him with a reed, and some of them scourged
Him, saying: ‘With this honor let us honor the Son of
God!’” (The Gospel of Peter, 3:6-9)
… Why did the clergy not accept Him? There were
no formal diff erences between them and Jesus as to the
faith’s basis: they spoke about the same God-the-Father,
they referred to the same Jewish Bible…
But in reality there were very important diff erences
between them: Jesus preached Living God, Whom He
knew very well personally; while the priests only believed
in God without knowing Him. With the help of
religion, they secured a good social rank and material
well-being for themselves and therefore wanted to protect
the foundations of their confession.
What did these foundations consist of? They consisted
of a number of detailed religious ceremonials,
rules of everyday life and repressive measures against
their transgressors4.
If there is such a confessional structure with temples,
impressive shows in the form of worship services,
an ideology pervading the whole society, and fear of God’s
retribution inculcated in the minds of people, then the
priests of this confession become very exasperated if
someone disturbs this way of life: if this person says
that it is wrong and that the priests are hypocrites who
do not know God but deceive people…
It is always the case with “mass” confessions, which
put the emphasis on ritualism and rules of conduct and
inevitably forget Living God…
In Judaea at that time, the one who opposed religious
hypocrisy was Jesus Christ — a Messenger of Godthe-
Father.
… Jesus knew from the Father that the end of His
earthly life was coming. He knew also what kind of death
He was going to die.
Could He avoid it? — Of course, He could! He could
simply leave Judaea together with His disciples, and all
would have been satisfi ed; people would have sett led
down and forgott en about Him.
But He did not leave. Why?
Because if He had done it, no one would have remembered
about Him aft er a few years, there would have
been no Christian Churches, no New Testament…
This is why the plan was diff erent.
The plan was, fi rst, to fulfi ll all the prophecies about
the earthly life of the Christ-Savior to come — to the extent
that “not one of His bones will be broken” and “they
will look at the One they have pierced”. That is, when
the soldiers broke the legs of the two criminals crucifi ed
together with Jesus to make them die before the night,
Jesus had left the body already, and the soldiers just
pierced His side with a spear… (John 19:31-37)
Second, His death and the days that followed were
marked by many miracles: darkness fell too soon, the curtain
of the Jerusalem temple got torn in two ‘by itself’
(Luke 23:44-45), Jesus’ body disappeared from where it
was placed, Jesus several times appeared to His disciples
materializing a body, He had conversation with them, edifi
ed them.
But people were astonished most of all by the evident
“Resurrection of Jesus from the dead”. Though these
people were religious, they did not understand that aft er
parting with the body every man arises in the other world
with self-awareness in the non-corporeal form (Matt 22:30).
Jesus proved this and did actually much more: with His
Divine Power He dematerialized His body taken down
from the cross and then several times materialized it again
for some time.
His disciples, Paul, and then many others devoted
their lives to preaching about the Son of God Who came to
the Earth, was crucifi ed, and then arose, Who taught about
the Heavenly Father and about how to enter His Abode.
                       by Mikhail Nikolenko

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