Editor’s note: I wrote the original draft of The Prisoner of 1967 in 2009, then went over it again in 2015, but I feel that it is time to actually post it (in 2020) because of the conditions around the world right now.
[Truth as Principle – Man’s oneness with God (Principle) is expressed in the wholeness of manhood and womanhood – one-in-all and all-in-one – and Soul as the Christ as the Christ within the Word as Christianity]
Genesis 1. 27. So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him, male and female created He them.
Ideal man and woman
To emphasize this momentous thought, it is repeated that God made man in His own image, to reflect the divine Spirit. It follows that man is a generic term. Masculine, feminine, and neuter genders are human concepts. In one of the ancient languages the word for man is used also as the synonym of mind. This definition has been weakened by anthropomorphism, or a humanization of Deity. The word anthropomorphic, in such a phrase as “an anthropomorphic God,” is derived from two Greek words, signifying man and form, and may be defined as a mortally mental attempt to reduce Deity to corporeality. The life-giving quality of Mind is Spirit, not matter. The ideal man corresponds to creation, to intelligence, and to Truth. The ideal woman corresponds to Life and to Love. In divine Science, we have not as much authority for considering God masculine, as we have for considering Him feminine, for Love imparts the clearest idea of Deity.
[Think about it, if man is actually a synonym of mind then why are today’s Left (those who claim to be feminists or on the feminists’ side?) so against the word? Why do they think it is a horrible word and why do they sick the thought police on it and try to change words like manhole? I will go so far in saying that mentality could mean “mantality”. The reason why the Left is against the word has nothing to do with sexual inequality and everything to do with the anti-Christ.
“The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.” “I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.” (Matthew 13:33, 35)
In Bliss Knapp’s book Destiny of The Mother Church he tells us about how the parable of the woman, told to us by Jesus, was kept secret from the foundation of the world, that it “implies that she was no ordinary woman and that her mission must be unique” (Destiny, p. 185). His twelfth chapter (that seems to be in synch with Revelation’s twelfth chapter) is about Mary Baker Eddy and how she fulfilled Bible prophecy. And this is the reason why the Board of Directors did not want his book to be read by Christian Scientists in the late 1940’s and why they really did not want to publish it in the early 1990’s.
Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Understand What the BIBLE Really Says?
How much do they know about BIBLE history and its writing? Do they even know or care that there are two distinct creation accounts in Genesis? One is called the Elohistic Document and it is about the spiritual creation done by Elohim-Shaddai, the second is called the Jehovistic Document and it is about an allegorical creation of a material world and man created by the Lord God Jehovah. Jehovah is their main God, the one that is most important to the Witnesses. These two documents were not even written down (into the Torah) until the Jews (not the Israelites) were taken into Babylonian captivity. Any accounts of creation before this time, as well as stories about the Patriarchs, were handed down through verbal story telling.
Helen Wright’s book STAR OF BOSTON The Life of Mary Baker Eddy has three sections to it. Part I is about Mary Baker Eddy fulfilling Isaiah 54, Part II is Atonement and Eucharist: the story of the Second Coming of the Christ as Revelation, and Part III is about Christ and Christmas, an illustrated poem by Mary Baker Eddy. And finally there is a Conclusion.
What I would like to talk to you about is Part III of her book. Helen uses quote excerpts from the writings of Alice Orgain and a manuscript attributed (but never confirmed) to Judge Septimus J. Hanna. When she quotes from this manuscript she places a question mark after Hanna’s name. She also gives us some ideas on the topic by John Pawlik, someone she knew. I have studied Christ and Christmas for years, and am not sure that I agree with everything that Alice Orgain writes upon the topic, but I am open to changing my mind. And I think that I have done so on Illustration 8 – TREATING THE SICK. It is explained in Helen’s book that every illustration points to a particular time in Mary Baker Eddy’s life, which is probably so, and so I will try and bring out that point to you, as I do not know if I have succeeded in my past posts on the topic in this respect (or on this topic). Part 1 is about how Christ and Christmas correlates with the symbols in The First Church of Christ Scientist in Boston. Parts 2 and 3 have to do with Sharon’s Rose Matrix and its alignment with WINDOW OF THE OPEN BOOK, a Rose Window on the South side of the little edifice in Boston.
Helen did not include the material written by Doris Grekel (from one of her biographies on Mary Baker Eddy and in some of her pamphlets she used to publish). This could be because Helen did not have room for everything out there written on Christ and Christmas, for her book is only 257 pages long and Alice Orgain’s two books are WAY bigger!
I do not know John Pawlik, so I will leave him out of my discussion, because what I want to explain, at this point, is the big difference between the Orgain, Hanna (?), and Grekel ideas on Christ and Christmas.
Recently the mainstream (Liberal) Media have tried to erase the word “mob” when used to describe leftist groups who are harassing Republicans or people they just plain do not like. One example: opinion news commentator Tucker Carlson. Just this week a Leftist group gathered around his house. His wife was the only one home, he was at work (which I bet they knew), and fortunately their children were not at home. Mrs. Carlson did not know what was going on but she did call 911 for help. These people (Antifa) were yelling out and trying to break down the front door. These people were not protesters, as they pretend to be or call themselves, no, they were vandals and they were also a MOB!
Let me go to the dictionary (Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary) to tell you what the word “mob” actually means – and let us see if the mainstream (Liberal-Socialist) Media actually is correct in trying to get people to stop using the word “mob”. Should they really be shushing their guests? Do not their guests have the “freedom of speech”?
Is it possible that there are sixteen Commandments instead of ten? Perhaps the BIBLE’S Ten Commandments represent man’s ascension to heaven (home, harmony), while six other Commandments; or rather Six Tenets represent God’s descending from heaven, as the Bride, or the Word that is God (Rev. 21:10)? Is it also possible that these Six Tenets provide mankind with true Democracy through self-government? I feel as if the Ten Commandments were given to Israel when they needed a material church organization with rules, and Moses (and then his successors, the Levite priests) were the Law givers giving the people their shall nots. In other words, the early Israelite Church was not based upon self-government but had a bunch of rules and regulations to be followed. The Ten Commandments, however, were set in stone (ten portions of the infinite divine calculus). They are our Father-Mother God’s Law that we must follow and obey. But once we have obeyed them and learned from them, was there something else that needed to be given to the people (both Israel and Christian alike)? Would these Six Tenets be guidelines for mankind’s self-government via Principle (God)?
It is quite interesting that when we add (addition is a function of the Christ) the Ten Commandments with these Six Tenets that we come up with the number of sixteen. Sixteen is the same number for the matrix structure for the divine infinite calculus. There are sixteen main chapters for the Christian Science Textbook – SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES, by Mary Baker Eddy. Is it possible then that each of these chapters coincides with the Ten Commandments and the Six Tenets provided in SCIENCE AND HEALTH and the Christian Science Church Manual. I am willing to take a chance and answer, “Yes.” And I also feel that I must correlate this matrix pattern with WINDOW OF THE OPEN BOOK, a.k.a. the Director’s Window, located in the Edifice of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, Massachusetts. I feel that God revealed all of this to me on June 17, 2018 so that I can present to you the Bride of the City of our God (Christian Science) as, what I call, sixteen STARGATES.
I wrote this post on Easter weekend (2018). The first part I wrote on Saturday morning, the second on Easter morning. After writing the first section I was watching a recording of Watter’s World with Jessie Watters. There was an interview segment where Jessie went out on the street to ask people questions about Easter. He asked a man what happened on Easter. He said that Jesus resurrected a second time. Of course, everybody who saw the segment probably laughed at this man’s response, but it got me to thinking. Did Jesus need to resurrect a second time? And it came to me, “Why, yes, he did. Jesus was resurrected, and possibly ascended as well, two times in human history.” And I believe that the Illustration seen above could possibly represent Jesus’ second resurrection/ascension.