Recognizing the Christ

Recognizing the Christ

Many fairly intelligent people resist learning by searching and comparing teachings with the voice of the God Within because it does take a certain degree of humility; but remember the truth in the statement that “one must become as a child to enter the kingdom of heaven.” We could call it the kingdom of soul contact.

There are five great barriers to spiritual contact:

[1] Pride and fear from the ego.

[2] Underestimating or overestimating your place on the Path. Usually, the problem is overestimating. How many people have you met who say they are on their last life? 999 out of a 1000 are wrong and consequently delay their learning necessary to progress because they think they do not need it.

[3] Separateness.

[4] Being captured by an authority other than their own soul. This can be anything from a religious leader, the Bible, a channeled entity or even a wise teacher. One must test all with the spirit within.

[5] The deception that a thought form or high emotional vibration is the true spirit within. Few have discovered the true spirit within them and most believe that the highest that they have felt is the highest there is. Just ask a follower of David Koresh or a Moonie or a radical  “born-againer.” They will all say they have felt the Spirit of God, but God did not tell them truth as the readers of this forum understand it. Why not? Because the energy they contacted was indeed a true spiritual energy, but a deceptive one that is not the revelator and confirmer of light and truth. It may give them guidance as they are willing to take it, and it may be helpful in the long run, but it does not give them undistorted truth.

True spiritual contact reveals a point of truth which is eternal and unchanging and will always be true in this universe.

I previously asked a reader who believes his guru is the second coming of Christ why he thinks this and he attempted to give an answer. I read it several times trying to see why he thinks this, but still, it is not clear.

Our friend did make the interesting statement that he was impressed by the guru’s first speech, but couldn’t remember what he said. I find this to be a hallmark of his words. My wife and I have read them all to date and she mentioned to me yesterday: “You know, I have read all his words, they sound flowery and nice, but I cannot remember one thing he said.”

I answered back: “That’s the same with me. However, when I have read the words of Jesus, they strike me and remain with me because they reveal truth.”

So what I would like you to consider is this: Why did Jesus at the first coming say new things, teach new doctrines and word them in such an original way that his phrases have resounded through the centuries, whereas this guru is merely repeating nebulous catch phrases that every new age teacher tosses around?

Even if he is the Christ, he will not be able to accomplish anything, reach men’s souls, or teach anything with nebulous thought that no one can even remember.

Let’s take a significant soul of our time: John Kennedy. He was great because he stirred our souls and we remember his words. Some of them spoke to our souls like — “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”

On the other hand, if the current president were to repeat that phrase, as if it was something original, he would be seen as a copycat.

If this guru wants to be even a good false Christ, he must speak in such a way that we can remember some point he was making and he should at least claim to have something new to say. The scriptures tell us repeatedly that when God does a work he does “new” things.

One of the things that impressed you about the guru was the light around him. Did you see an actual light or sense a light?

Whatever the case, Jesus gave us an interesting clue about signs. He said: “A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign….” (Matt 16:4)

I notice that both orthodox Christians and New Agers look for signs to establish belief, but the Christ told us that this is the way of the deceived. It is interesting that just a few verses later Peter told Jesus that he knew he was the Christ and Jesus said: “Flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.” (Matt 16:17)

Jesus challenged people to test his doctrine, and if we do the truth would be revealed to us just as it was to Peter. The first problem with this guru is that he seems to have no doctrine of his own to test as Jesus did.

I have several more questions for this reader:

[1] You say you are a student of Alice A. Bailey. Is your guru also familiar with her writings? If he is, does he claim to be overshadowed by the Christ as Jesus was or to be the Christ himself?

[2] When and how did he become aware that he was the Christ?

[3] How many followers does he have and what is the goal of the group?

[4] Does he have a correspondence of the 12 disciples?

[5] AAB said that the Christ would “reinstitute the Mysteries of Initiation.” Does this guru have any plan around this?

I don’t mean to be difficult with you here, but if this guru is one of the many deluded Christs, then it will be a great advantage for you to realize it.

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” — Robert Frost

Jan 7, 2009

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