EMBRACING THE CONTRADICTION
This is an excerpt from my book,
"The Two Witnesses/The Holy Gram Of Biblical Physics"
It's about a couple friends sitting at the 'round-table' discussing scripture.
'James is talking'.
....“Well, again, some of this might have been mentioned before, but here we go. Turn to Job, 14 and we’ll read verses one through 4. ‘Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: He fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.... And dost thou open thine eyes on such a one, and bringest me into judgment with thee?... Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean?’ Now, Job 15 and verse 14: ‘What is man, that he should be clean? And he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? ’ And Job 25, verse 4: ‘How then can MAN be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?’ [Wow! I'd sure hate to be born of a woman] [Romans, 1:20; "But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law," (Son of MAN made in the likeness of sinful flesh) ..." Galatians,4:4. Matthew 19:17 "And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments."]
Put this with Matthew chapter 11 and verse 11: ‘Verily I say unto you, among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he [John].’ After we get through with the subject of women, we’ll see why he said that about John.
“Turn to first Timothy chapter 2, verses 11 through 14: ‘Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp the authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.’ Genesis 3 and verse 16: Unto the woman He said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be unto thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.’ First Corinthians 11 and verse 3: ‘But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man: and the head of Christ is God.’
Let’s skip on to verses eight and nine: ‘For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man [but in the human situation, it has been quite the contrary ever since, taking it literally that is].’ Okay, first Corinthians 14 verses 33 and 35: ‘For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.... Let your women [this means the woman within all humans] keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted for them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.... And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame [confusing] for women to speak in the church.’ Romans 2 and 11: ‘FOR THERE IS NO RESPECT OF PERSONS WITH GOD.’
“Well, how do you think this makes the ladies feel? What kind of design could this possibly be? What kind of God could command such a thing, and then turn around and give the following scriptures, after what he just said about women? James chapter two, verses one and nine:
‘MY brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.’ ‘But if ye have respect to persons - ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.’ Proverbs, chapter 28 and verse 21: ‘To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.’ Ephesians six and nine; ‘And, ye masters, do the same things unto them forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master is also in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.’
First Peter chapter 1, verse 17: ‘And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work [individually - this statement is about 'Karma', giving us what we sow], pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:’ Colossians 3 and 25: ‘But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done [karma]: and there is no respect of persons.’ Acts 10 and verse 34: ‘Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:’ The list goes on. If God is no respecter of persons, then why did he give all those negative commandments concerning women - and - men for that fact? Taking all this literally would definitely be hypocrisy on God’s part.
According to this, women don’t quite stack up to men in the eyes of God. And as it’s written in first Timothy chapter 6 and verse 16, (speaking of men approaching unto God) men never have and they never will stack up either. And if men are no good because they were born of women, where does that leave anyone if we are to believe these stories? [be sure to read this later]
The scriptures have been taught by carnal - minds, or the first man Adam, of the earth, earthy, the scriptures are first given to the woman, the imagination, or the wife of ‘the man,’ in this case the carnal imagination in all humans. She (the carnal imagination) saw that they (the stories) were good for food. So she gave them to her husband to eat, or believe in. The serpent being the lie, interwoven in with the truth in the scriptures, deceived the woman and she gave to her husband to eat.
This first man Adam was the corporate mind of the human race in its intellectual infancy, along with the imaginative factor that was borne of man’s experiential knowledge (the 'woman' taken from man' mentioned above), that lead him to the place where his imagination was born of him or from him. Thus we have the story of the woman taken from the man. The rib represents what is referred to as the ‘substance of the Word’ and also represents, faith.
The story goes on. But let’s get back to John the Baptist and why it looks like he never went to heaven because he was born of a woman. Remember, it said that the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than John. And then compare that with the question he asked in Matthew, 21, verse 25: ‘The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men?’
“First of all, let’s look at where the least in the kingdom of heaven are, so we can appreciate John’s position. To find that, turn to Matthew, 5 and verse 19 where the Word is talking about fulfilling the law. ‘Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men to do so [break them - but not teach them spiritually], he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them [spiritually], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.’
Now look at Matthew 11, verses 12 and 13: ‘And from the days of John the Baptist until now (i.e., since John came along) the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.’ ‘For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.’ And compare this with, John ten and verse eight: ‘All that ever came before me (even John?) are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.’ Yes, even John, came before Him (as the story goes).
“And there’s Paul's account of what John, the Baptist, said in Acts 13 and verse 25: ‘And as John fulfilled his course, he said, whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.’ And there’s several more that are relative to that verse. Continuing what they said in the rest of Matthew 21, verse 25: ‘And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not believe him?’ Verse 26: ‘But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.’ John’s message (is) against established orthodox religion --so-called Israel -- saying there was a better way coming.
Right now let’s go to verse 14 of Matthew 11 and it will tell us who John represents: "And if you will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come." Now, in the same chapter look at verse ten: ‘For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.’ At this point I want to remind you of where he said, ‘The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.... And all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.’” John's message was to the "sinners", the ones teaching the letter of the law, i.e., the stories. Just as today - the third day.
“Excuse me, James.” Bob said. “That’s what you were talking about a few minutes ago. It was when you were showing how all the prophets wrote the scripture by allegory, or similitude's, which is the same as the image. And now I can see how that represents the law, and how also it, the story, can include anyone under sin who reads it that way.
“So then, if the law, which is the strength of sin, and all the prophets prophesied until John, that tells me that John showed them they were in error and under the law, and by doing so, those that heard him were baptized with water. Now the only kind of water that I know of, which is in a desolate, dry and barren wilderness, is spiritual water, which in this case is, "Living Water", i.e., the water's of 'understanding' and not the waters of 'confusion' as implied in Revelation 17:15. I’d wondered how that worked before when I ran across it while checking out my concordance.”
“Excellent.,” James replied. “John is sort of like Moses in a way. Moses brings us out of condemnation and mental bondage of the law of the religious system, into the wilderness where we wander around trying to get to the promise land, which is the mind of Christ. John is that part of scripture which reassures us, ‘after all the men of war have died,’ we can cross over Jordan into that ‘promised land.’
“These ‘men of war’ represent the scorn and condemnation that we had from those who abused us while we were in bondage under the law. Or you could say when we were condemned by the religious system ["Christ came not to condemn..."]. You’ve heard it said in scripture, ‘we’re all born in sin and shaped in iniquity.’ What this indicates is that part of scripture which includes us all under sin that study, or understood them carnally. John’s the part of scripture that finds us already out of the heavy bondage of Egypt, wandering in the wilderness, where he is a voice crying. And his crying or heralding is for us to prepare for the next step in our quest for righteousness and truth, or the Christ.
“Well, I’ll save the best for last. I think we’ll go on a little more in our studies and let you find out how John fares today as he does his wonderful thing in the scripture and in the minds of all disciples of truth. Remember, John had a little condemnation against the system, or you could say, the woman he was born of. If he [literally speaking] had the mind of Christ, it would be impossible for him to condemn anyone.
Okay, before we went off on the subject of John, we were talking about God not being a respecter of persons. And this woman that is being referred to was the imaginative part of the carnal mind and not a physical human female. This woman also represents Babylon and her harlots. Which is a representation of global churches plural, and not the church singular, those that are called out of them. Part of, John's message was to "Come Out Of Her......". "CHANGE" or Repent!
There again, when traditional male ministers or preachers say that a human female cannot teach in their churches, they are saying females do not or cannot have Christ. Thus, these ministers are respecters of persons, which we have seen, is sin. It simply shows who is taking the scriptures carnally. Why should the female even attend their ceremonies in the first place, if they can’t receive the Christ of their teachings, that is, the Christ as they perceive him in the religious community? Besides, If men are born of women then what are they doing preaching? If they have the mind of Christ they would understand and let women that have the mind of Christ, preach also.
“Let’s look at Colossians chapter three, verses nine through eleven ‘Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; and have put on the new mind which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: But Christ is all in all [even human women].’ Okay, let’s turn back to Galatians chapter three, and couple that with what we’ve just read; then we’ll comment on it. Galatians 3, verses 26 through 28: ‘For ye are all the children of God by faith in [the Living Word]. For as many of you as have been baptized into [not by] Christ have put on [understanding].... There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in [the Living Word].’
“What more can be said? The essence here is, if you have Christ, you have Christ!
No matter what gender you are. Looking at these scriptures, we just finished, literally or carnally the way the system does, they stand without excuse for not letting the human female teach scriptures with the same theological connotations that they all use. Bless their hearts, they’ll soon understand and rejoice.
Whether taught or read by male or female, these scriptures must be taken spiritually to understand the true significance of their meaning. This woman that should not be teaching is the negative woman in each and every one of us. She is the imaginative factor which accompanies knowledge. This is true with any knowledge. Knowledge represents power, the masculine, the male. The woman represents the receptive, the receiver of the seed, and a helpmate to the male. This is true in all thinking minds, no matter what kind of physical body it dwells in. The imagination works for the positive (spiritual) or the negative (carnal), it depends on the seed planted in the womb of her.
“Ever wonder why in scripture, everyone always wanted a son and not a daughter? Think about it. When the scriptures are taught in the literal sense, it is emotional and gives life to the story because it deals with human feelings, which is very essential in appreciating what compassion and caring is all about. As a matter of fact, this is a part of what our first love is all about, after being born of water before being born of the spirit. It is our necessary food.After being born spiritually the male and female become one knowledge, or one flesh, like the