Christian Mysticism And What’s To Be Found In Personal Bible Study Efforts
The many Christian churches and sects that exist are not without purpose or benefit. They act as a vehicle or like “training wheels” for people striving towards a more complete Christianity.
No sect represents a perfect Christian model. It is up to every individual who identifies themselves as Christian to make the effort to find the truth about Christianity on their own; raising Christianity from a dead dogma into a living and active faith. Going to Church is great but it is just a “kindergarten” Christianity.
Many do not realize that by lowering Christianity to the level of a religion it becomes a dead ceremonial event where the greater part of Christianity is ignored. Many as a result lose their Christianity arguing over the meaning of words rather than their intent – they fight wars in the name of God, they force others to believe exactly as they do. They high-jack Christianity by making membership to a Christian sect a privilege, often charging fees to belong and excommunicating those who do not obey, they profiteer from the word of God and much more. They do these things because they themselves are dead in their own spirits and have no spiritual life at all other than through their strictly physical pretexts and appearances. The living faith and life that Jesus Christ preached about has no resemblance to these and countless other unchristian behaviors.
Christianity is to be actively lived minute by minute, every day rather than a few minutes only on Sunday and then not applied to life.
By definition to discuss Christian Mysticism one must become familiar with the Christian Mysteries. In order to fully understand the Bible one must not only comprehend the letter of the Biblical words but must also penetrate into the spirit of the words using the mysteries. On this page we would like to present a few topics, titles and authors that could contribute greatly to the furthering of Christian Bible study in the context of Christian Mysticism. They are views that hopefully may serve to broaden the presently accepted parameters of Bible Study. Without an understanding of the Mysteries there is no comprehension of Biblical Christianity only a rudimentary knowledge of Biblical texts, a historical context to place the Biblical text. The actual meaning of Biblical texts is often lacking. Many believe that the words of God, that were written for the benefit of all Mankind, are above their understanding. They often look to scholars to interpret for them what they should be digesting for themselves not realizing that the scholars, in spite of their education, are often just as ignorant as they are.
Few would argue that belief is the cornerstone of any spiritual life and study. Yet belief itself is a challenge and arriving at a correct belief can be a complicated process. We create our world through belief, based on what we have seen and heard in the same way as we know the tastes of foods by having placed the foods into our mouth and on our tongue. For a Christian raised to believe in Biblical scripture it is understandable to be leary or at least suspect of other writings purporting to be genuinely inspired and on the same level as the Bible. The “Bibles” of other cultures such as the Bagavad Gita or the I Ching are automatically regarded with prejudice as heathen writings often without them ever having been read. This might also be the case for anyone reading the Bible for the very first time or when investigating the books of Jakob Lorber.
Would this be fair?
Is this intelligent?
Is this Christian?
It would be hard to imagine that the God of all Creation deliberately created us to be so unthinking as to be stupid, unfair, bigotted and otherwise deliberately blind. This very emotional and mindless behaviour is not only unscientific, it is ungodly and ultimately unchristian.
A person with a sound belief should not fear investigating into matters concerning faith and God because of the God given faculty of discernment. This courage leads to God’s glory and a stronger faith no matter what is encountered in the search.
The Lorber writings have as their only likeness the Holy Christian Bible. These writings carry the same message that had previously been more cloaked and requiring more effort of the spirit to comprehend their inner meaning. In Lorber the Lord openly explains His own words and actions recorded in the Bible in all detail offering new ways to new spiritual growth.
The words are presented but no one is forced to believe. God does not need to force anyone – He has eternity on His side and can easily afford to wait. We, on the other hand, have a time limit that is not imposed by God but, because of the result of human activity that is almost always destructive to many or most.
Christian Bible study is predicated on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. How much more valuable and enriching would having more details about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ be to a Christian engaged in bible study? See the Great Gospel of John by Jakob Lorber.
This information is not directly out of the Bible. It does however complete what is left in the Bible after nearly two millennia of deliberate editing. The New Revelation is the Christianity that Jesus taught His Apostles inclusive of the mysteries and the completion of the Bible. It does not replace the Bible! There are no religious movements that we know of that follow this revelation, which is very reassuring, only individuals who are searching have sought it out or were inspired towards it. We hope that it never evolve into yet another misguided Christian cult. The content itself should prevent this.
| The Advent
| The Great Gospel
| The Lord’s Book of
Life and Health
| The Healing Power
|Saturn|| The Healing Power
|Earth & Moon||Philosophia Mystica||Questions & Answers||The Lord’s Sermons|| The Three Days
in the Temple
Paracelsus – Franz Bardon – Gottfried Mayerhofer
It is extremely noteworthy that throughout history that those who in hindsight were lauded as being model Christians, or perhaps even genuine prophets had always been persecuted at the time they were delivering their message.
It is also equally interesting that those who were persecuting them considered themselves to be model Christians who were arguing over the letter of the Law rather than the Spirit of the Law. These persecutors were the Pharisees of their day. To these Paracelsus states, “do not be surprised, that those who proclaim that they are Christian, are against Christianity.”
Jesus Christ Himself was persecuted by the very priesthood that saw itself as being the supreme authority of God on Earth. How many so called heretics have been persecuted by churches of the same mindset over the past 2000 years. That some of these people may have been genuine prophets sent by God to illuminate our Earthly darkness should not be discounted.
So why should it be any different today that if the words of God should be presented to the world that they would likewise not be recognized, accepted or even scoffed at by the learned because they would seem to upset the status quo as they have defined it. Leaders and false prophets become incensed by a true prophet because a prophet exposes them for who they are and what they do. Any truthful person is a mirror revealing who we really are to ourselves – how much more so a prophet. This is infuriating to those without humility.
Some topics that are closely related to Christianity are considered strictly taboo by Christian leaders who consider anything other than what they say to be evil.
Everyone has a personal responsibility to find the truth about God, Jesus Christ and Christianity. This is a personal endeavor. Some may be good teachers but ultimately the path is a solitary one that takes place within our heart, guided by our conscience. This means taking ourselves to task – not our fellow man.
We aught not forget that Christianity is a metaphysical belief system that provides the guidance and distinguishes Western culture and out of which the entire Western culture evolved. It is where the West found it’s identity out of which came our culture, sciences, morality, music and much more.
In Bible Study the Old and New Testaments are studied exhaustively in an attempt to know who and what God, Jesus Christ and the prophets were and what their message is. How valuable would having more details about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ be to a Christian? In the Old Testament the Heavenly Father is constantly communicating with his people through prophets before the first coming of Jesus Christ. It would seem that life after the first coming of Jesus Christ is even more precious and worth living than before His coming – why then are there no prophets recognized by the Christian Churches in the past 2000 years other than the authority of church leaders. It would seem unreasonable that we would be forsaken by God for nearly 2000 years – that He would not make Himself known or His words expanded upon or further explained.
There have been many false saints and false prophets who have even started their own Christian sects but, (someone starting their own religion is always a false prophet. Not even Christ started Christianity – Christianity as a Law already existed – He came to fulfill the Law not to change it – because there were no Christian churches does not mean that the Spirit of Christianity did not exist – Christ as the son of God existed before being physically born) one would think that in the time leading up to the the second coming of Jesus Christ that there be a few more and clearer indications for preparation in addition to the Holy Bible. See the Gospel of John.
The Bible should be the standard by which all other inspired works are to be measured by. But, truly inspired works are not to be confused with mere apologetics – if a so called “prophet” or self styled inspired person uses a bibliography there should be some serious doubts.
Prophets usually become popular only after the fact. While they live the authorities hate and persecute them, after their death – the authorities embrace them and quote them.
Every one hundred years or so a genuine prophet appears to suite his times. They always make an historical impact but, their spiritual writings and their spiritual impact is often left in obscurity to be discovered by the few who genuinely seek the truth about God. There are a few relatively recent noteworthy authors who may very well fall into the category of “prophets.” They are little known but their work is monumental, in complete adherence to the Bible, and is published and read for decades or hundreds of years after the fact because their content is eternal.
It should be remembered that the Bible has been in the keep of less than scrupulous organizations for millennia and even though much of it is preserved, there is reason to believe that quite a bit of it has likely been altered, edited or otherwise changed in spite of the warnings in last paragraph in Revelations. The Catholic Church and before it the Hebrew Church were among other things – corrupt power brokers. They held power and often controlled their position by controlling knowledge. To say that they would never have altered the holy scriptures to serve their needs is to be naive. With today’s media we see very clearly that an official “press release” often has little to do with reality. In the past putting on a good face for the people was much the same. Even in religious circles, what could the word of God mean to those who at the upper echelons have historically neither respected human life much less the word of God.
This is not to be unduly harsh but if Christianity were to be, or could be convincingly perverted where else could it happen but within its earthly institutions.
Below we would like to present a few links of topics, titles and authors that could greatly expand Christian Bible study.
Other Relevant Links
If you would like to leave a comment about Christian Mysticism in our Forum please click here.