FROM HEAVEN TO EARTH
I WROTE ON 21ST JANUARY 2011
A UNIVERSAL LAW INDISPENSABLE FOR THE HUMAN SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION.
THE CLASSIC PERFECT LAW, CAUSE AND EFFECT: ONE REAPS WHAT HE SOWS.
THE TRUE MANIFESTATION OF THE INFINITE MERCY OF THE ALMIGHTY FATHER, CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, AND AT THE SAME TIME, THE SUPREME EXPRESSION OF HIS HOLY JUSTICE.
THE TYRANNIC AND EVIL POWER HAS ALWAYS TRIED TO HIDE THIS GREAT TRUTH FOR FEAR AND IGNORANCE, TO ENSLAVE AND SUBJUGATE SOULS. BUT THE TRUTH, THANKS TO THE MASTERS OF THE EAST AND TO THE MASTER OF ALL MASTERS HIMSELF, JESUS CHRIST, HAS TRIUMPHED OVER HOAX.
READ THE ATTACHED DOSSIER ON REINCARNATION AND THUS, AS ALWAYS, WE INVITE YOU TO MEDITATE AND DEDUCE.
REINCARNATION WAS ACCEPTED BY THE ORIGINAL CHRISTIANITY
Within Christianity, the reincarnation concept has been misinterpreted in several occasions, to the point of having been declared anathema, heresy in a historical moment for political reasons when Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire. This occurred even though the concept of reincarnation was clearly transmitted in the Bible and professed by some fathers of the Church.
Fortunately, thanks to the research of many historians and to the recent discovery of several historical documents that reveal new insights into the origins of Christianity, we now know how, when and why this apparent disagreement between the official Christian theology and the doctrine of Reincarnation began. If reincarnation was an idea circulating among the early Christians, why did it disappear from the Christian religion as we know it today?
It's hard to believe, but who outlawed the concept of reincarnation from Christianity was... A roman emperor!
And he did it for very mundane purposes.
In the early fourth century, the strongest Christian factions fought each other for influence and power, while at the same time the Roman Empire crumbled. In the year 325 AD, in a move to try to renew the unity of the empire, the absolute dictator, Emperor Constantine convened the leaders of the warring Christian factions at the Council of Nicaea. He offered them to release all his imperial power in favour of Christians if they resolved their differences and agreed on a single creed. The decisions made at this Council, created the foundation of the Roman Catholic Church. Soon, the books of the Bible would be edited and 'fixed' as well. On behalf of the unit, all the beliefs that conflicted with the new creed would be discarded. In the process, the factions and the writings that supported reincarnation were discarded.
Apparently some Christians continued to believe in reincarnation even after the Council of Nicaea, because in the year 553 AD. the Church had the need to deal with the concept of reincarnation and condemn it clearly. In the Second Council of Constantinople the concept of reincarnation, combined with other ideas under the term "pre-existence of the soul" was declared as a crime worthy of excommunication and damnation (anathema).
In the year 543 of the present era, Emperor Justinian, regarded by historians as the last Roman Emperor, convened a synod in Constantinople, with the sole purpose of condemning Origen's teachings on the doctrine of reincarnation although the pretext was another: the deliberation on the "Three Chapters" of the dissident churches, considered by Justinian as rebels and heretics, that were not under the direct power of Rome. Origen was then the most respected and beloved Father of the original Christian Church.
Imperial Mandate against the Pope
The council, also known as the Second Ecumenical Council, was chaired by Eutyches, candidate for the patriarchate of Constantinople, obviously subject to Justinian, and was attended by 165 bishops. But Pope Virgil, whose presence had been requested by the Emperor, was strongly opposed to the council and took refuge in a church in Constantinople, fearing the vengeful wrath of the evil Emperor. The Pope was not present in any discussion or didn't send any representative and therefore never accepted the doctrine of reincarnation was outlawed in the Christian creed.
The council, under the total control of the Emperor and the Pope's absence, drew up a series of anathemas. Some historians say they were 14 and others 15, intentionally targeted against the three schools of thought described as heretical, the beliefs of which Justinian saw as enemies of his political interests and had in Origen as their most respected theologian. The documents were known thereafter as "The Three Chapters." Two of the anathemas drawn up by Justinian, are the following:
- Who says or thinks that human souls pre-existed as spirits and holy powers, but that, tired of God's vision, turned bad, and because of this, the divine love in them died and so they became souls sentenced to be incarnated in bodies as a punishment, is anathema.
2. Who say or think the soul of the Lord pre-existed and was together with God, the Word before the Incarnation and Conception of the Virgin, is anathema.
Many of the Fathers of the Christian Church accepted the teaching of the so called Esoteric Christianity defending the truth about reincarnation.
"I did not put in writing what I think because there is an esoteric Christianity which is not for everyone." St. Clement from Alexandria (150-220).
"The soul lives more than once in human bodies, but it can not remember its past experiences." Dialogue with Trypho, Justin Martyr (100-165).
Considered the Father of Science of the Church, Origen (185-254) argued:
"The pre-existence of the soul is immaterial and therefore it has no beginning or end. The predictions of the Gospels could not have been written with the intent of a literal interpretation. There is a steady progress towards perfection. All the spirits were created through no fault and all have returned, finally, to their original perfection. The education of the soul continues in successive worlds. The soul incarnates and experiences often death. The bodies are like glasses for the Soul, which gradually, life after life must be filled. First the mud glass, then the wooden glass, soon after the glass ones and finally the silver and golden glass. "
It is in this event, chaired by a monarch and not a religious, that Christianity condemned the idea of reincarnation. But the power of Justinian was more than enough to make his personal decision to outlaw the reincarnation from the Christian canon, prevailing over the beliefs of the Pope himself. Virgil's successors, including Gregory the Great (590-604), despite they dealt with various issues arising from the Fifth Council, did not say anything at all about the concepts of Origen concerning the doctrine of reincarnation.
The Pitfalls of a shrewd politician
Justinian forced the acceptance of his personal decision to what appeared to be merely a meeting of bishops that was never really a council, because it has neither the presence nor the pope's approval.
After all, what Bishop might have opposed to him and refused to follow his orders?
Since then the notion of reincarnation disappeared from Christian thought in Europe and many believe, still today, that the non-acceptance of reincarnation is a true inspired dogma.
All for the decision of ... a Roman emperor.
It is a fact that some Christian sects and writers accepted the reincarnation as an extension of the teachings of Christ. Origen from Alexandria, one of the acclaimed Church Fathers and St. Gregory described as "the Prince of Christian teaching in the third century", wrote: “ Each soul comes into this world strengthened by the victories and weakened by their previous lives' defeats. "
Why does the Church try so badly to discredit the reincarnation? The psychological impact of reincarnation may be the best explanation. A person, who believes in reincarnation, assumes responsibility for their own spiritual evolution through the rebirth. He or she does not need priests, confession or rituals to avoid the curse, ideas which are not part of jesus' teachings . The person needs only to care for his own actions towards himself and others. Believing in the reincarnation eliminates the fear of the eternal hell that the Church uses to discipline its flock. In other words, the reincarnation directly undermines the authority and power of the dogmatic Church . It is no weird then, that reincarnation makes the Defenders of The Faith so nervous. The Church was defending, in this outrageous act, the doctrine of heaven and hell and eternal punishment because it focused more power in its hands. And thus reincarnation was outlawed in one of the most serious mistakes committed by the Christianity.
In the Bible there are enough references to the phenomenon of reincarnation which can be argued that the ancient people of Israel knew the concept and even for some of their sects reincarnation was an essential part of their beliefs, especially in the sects like the Essenes and other practicing Kabbalah.
For Christians in particular, the most important events of reincarnation can be found in the words of Jesus in the Gospels.
Here are some examples below.
During the passage of the transfiguration Jesus tells His disciples:
“ Elijah has come, and they did not recognize him; but, they did to him whatever they wanted. Similarly the Son of Man will have to suffer at their hands. Then the disciples understood that He was speaking of John the Baptist.
Matthew 17:10-13, Mark 9:11-13, Luke 9: 33
(Implying that John the Baptist was the reincarnation of the prophet Elijah).
Jesus tells His disciples about John the Baptist:
"And if you want to take my word, John is the Elijah who has to come. He who has ears, listen.
Explicitly stating that John the Baptist is the reincarnation of the prophet Elijah.
Along the way, Jesus saw a man blind from birth.
And His disciples asked him: - Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that is was born blind? Neither he sinned, nor his parents - said Jesus - but this happened so that the work of God might be in him.
(Implying that the man had previously lived before being born blind in this existence).
“Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.
The Church has chosen to spread fear for hell and eternal damnation for us, rather than giving us the knowledge necessary to choose and be independent from blind obedience or promises, in order to be summoned to Paradise.
There are many other things that Jesus did, that if they were written one by one, I think the world itself, could not contain the books that should be written.
It is said that the Bible does not teach reincarnation because this teaching is not written in it and therefore there is no such possibility. Jesus gave His teaching laminated to the inner circle and outer circle, for public and private, as clearly these Bible verses highlight:
Do not give holy things to the dogs and do not throw your pearls before swine. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
He replied: “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has, it will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have, it will be taken from them. This is why I speak to them in parables:
Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand”.
Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; He did not say anything to them without using a parable. So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet:
“The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those, on the outside, everything is said in parables “.
"With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand. He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with His own disciples, He explained everything. ."
"To you is granted to understand the mystery of the kingdom of God, to others they spoke in parables so that seeing they do not see and hearing they do not understand."
Despite the decree of 553, the belief in reincarnation persisted among the believers row. It took another thousand years and much bloodshed to erase completely the idea. In the early thirteenth century, the Cathars, a devout and enlightened sect of Christians, who believed in reincarnation, flourished in Italy and southern France. The Pope launched a crusade to stop such heresy, half a million of people were massacred. the Cathars were completely wiped off the map. This drain set the tone of the following brutal Inquisition that would begin soon. Not only the belief in reincarnation was the cause of persecution, but any metaphysical idea falling out of the dogma of the Church. Today, due to the natural human evolution and the current mental awakening (the awakening is not the same for everyone because there are souls with more and less experiences) most people would accept reincarnation and other truths by inspiration and not by dogma.