Know The Truth
Some are curious about the Brotherhood of Lite compared to the Brotherhood of Light.
The Brotherhood of Lite operates under the authority of Zor and has a staff of humorous Masters dedicated to making Zor laugh. Every once in a while they inspire ordinary humans with strange and sometimes bad humor. Just take a look at some of the strange channelings out there and you’ll see what I mean.
Light is only realized where contrast casts a shadow. Without the shadow there is no vision. Even higher vision is created with the contrast of the greater light against the lesser light.
Let us examine the scripture under discussion:
“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
“They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
“Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” John 8:3136
Verse 31 gives us a clue to the first step in becoming free through the truth: “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed.”
What does it mean to continue in his word?
Christ is a representative of the Son of God aspect or of the soul so the scripture could read: “If you continue following the words of the soul you are true disciples of the one God.”
Then this is followed by the famous words:
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Once we begin to receive the impressions from the soul we must focus on those words and follow them. If we follow what we have received with the highest intelligence that we know then indeed the time will come that the words of the soul will be proven to you and “you shall know the truth” of the still small voice.
Remember that all inspired words have more than one correct interpretation and here is another one.
“If you continue following the words of the soul you will know how to know the truth and knowing how to know sets you free.”
Free from what?
The scripture gives a hint:
“Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
That which creates bondage is sin and freedom is obtained when the truth releases us from sin.
The trouble is that when we think of “sin” in this age we think of some fanatical Bible thumper pointing the finger of accusation to those attending an R rated movie. The Dark Brothers have indeed been successful at altering the meaning of key words from the scriptures so instead of aiding in freeing the minds of humanity they are seen as words only in use by half-crazed individuals.
Consider words such as Sin, Repent, Salvation, Born Again and others. Rarely do you see a truly intelligent person seriously use them.
Today the average person sees a sinner as “a person who will let his hair down” and have a good time. Thus if you are not a sinner you’re pretty much an introverted geek. If you don’t sin a little you’re just not cool.
But in the days of Jesus it was not cool to sin because the word sin had quite a different meaning from today.
The word “sin” comes from the Greek HAMARTANO which literally means “to miss the mark”. “Out of harmony” or “error” would be other ways to put it.
The most famous scripture using this word is:
“For we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Rom 3:23
If we read this passage in the light of Greek meaning we obtain an interesting translation. “For we have all missed the mark and have come short of thinking as God does.”
Let us take this light and examine the elaboration of Jesus:
“Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.”
What does this mean?
“Whosoever commits an error and does not correct the error incorporates that error in his belief system and becomes a servant of that erroneous belief.”
“And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.”
Here is wording in today’s language:
Employees of a business come and go, but the owner will stay in good times and bad times and reap all the benefits of the business. None can dismiss the owner for his position is secure.
Interpretation: If you do not center yourself in the words of the soul then the mind of God is not manifest within you. You therefore error and become a servant to something else that is not the mind of God within you. Your position is therefore not secure for the outward authority can dismiss you at any given moment.
Finally, Jesus says:
“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
If you come unto the soul you are as the owner of the household, or business, and none can dismiss you. You can never lose your job or the opportunity to become that which you decide to become. You know the truth and you have power to decide and make that decision reality with no, limits. You are now free indeed – Free to become that which you decide to become in harmony with the Purpose of God.
We thus end the principle related to the discovery of truth which is the principle of discernment.
Let us now move to the next principle.
“Seek proven authorities and learn from them.”
We spent the first three months in this group telling you not to trust unearned authorities, yet there is such a thing as a reliable authority that can be a useful guide in stimulating soul contact and guiding us toward the truth.
What is the difference between the two authorities? Why is one to be avoided like the plague and the other, though not infallible, a very useful guide?
July 5, 2000
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