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God as the devil - Wikipedia. Satan in the Hebrew Bible[edit] In the Hebrew Bible God is depicted as the source of both light and darkness, as in Isaiah 45:6-7.[1] This concept of "darkness" or "evil" was not yet personified as "the devil,".[2] The author of the Books of Chronicles is thought to have first introduced the notion of "divine intermediaries", which was not found in the earlier parts of the Hebrew Bible. The main evidence adduced by theologians to support this is 1 Chronicles 21, a reworked version of 2 Samuel 24. This change is made most evident in the Chronicler's treatment of 2 Samuel 24:1: And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah. which, in 1 Chronicles 21:1, becomes: And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.— King James Version In the Book of Samuel, YHWH himself is the agent in punishing Israel, while in 1 Chronicles an "adversary" is introduced.

Ancient Christianity[edit] See also[edit] Kerr: The Seven Absolutes of Infinity. The Sevenfold Self-Relationship of the I AM Unity, Duality, Triunity Triunities The Seven Revealed Triunities The Unrevealed Triunities The Triodities of Actuality and Potentiality Previous | Next | Return to TOC The Sevenfold Self-Relationship of the I AM Prior to the divergence of all energy and spirit, the I AM, as the original monothetic Creator and the First Source and Center, is the most primal of all Deity reality. This reality level supersedes the expression of both spiritual and material reality. It is at this primal level of absolute reality that the Father-I AM prepersonally fragments himself in the form of his prepersonal Thought Adjusters.

It is by the presence of these Adjusters that the Father indwells the minds of all mortal beings desiring his presence. This presence represents the Father-I AM at his most awesomely primal being. Upon the divergence of spirit and matter from the Father-I AM, there is brought about a divinity-tension creating an infinity differential. 1. 2.

The Secret Doctrine of the Rosicrucians: Part IV. The Universal Androgyne. Sacred Texts Sub Rosa Index Previous Next Buy this Book at The Secret Doctrine of the Rosicrucians, by Magus Incognito, [1918], at p. 52 In the Secret Doctrine of the Rosicrucians, we find the following Third Aphorism: The Third Aphorism III. In this Third Aphorism of Creation the Rosicrucian is directed to apply his attention to the conception of the World Soul—the First Manifestation of the Eternal Parent—as a Bi-sexual Universal Being. The term "Hermaphrodite" is defined as: "An individual which has the attributes of both Male and Female. " p. 53 derived from the combination of two Greek words, viz., "Andros," meaning "a man," and "Gyne," meaning "a woman.

" The conception of the Bi-Sexuality in the Universal Manifestation, or Universal Being, is one met with on all sides in the ancient esoteric and occult philosophies in all lands. Click to enlargeFigure 5. P. 54 traces of which are found on every page of ancient philosophical or religious history. P. 55 p. 56 p. 57. The Initiates of the Flame. robert flood,rosicrucian mystic. The Initiates of the Flame "He who lives the life shall know the doctrine. " To all ancient peoples, fire was a symbol of the Divine One dwelling in the innermost parts of all things. Robert Flood, a Rosicrucian mystic, writing in the seventeenth century, declared that the fire of the philosophers was divided into three parts: first, a visible fire which is the source of physical light and heat; second, an invisible, or astral, fire which enlightens and warns the soul; third, a spiritual, or divine, fire which in the universe is known as God and in man as spirit.

The initiates, who took their oaths in the presence of the flame, renounced the lesser concerns of ordinary life. And, freed from the attachments of this material sphere, these purified souls became custodians of that symbolic flame of wisdom which--they say--is the true light of the world. Home. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Gnosis. Etymology[edit] Gnosis is a feminine Greek noun, which means "knowledge".[2] It is often used for personal knowledge compared with intellectual knowledge (eidein), as with the French connaitre compared with savoir, or the German kennen rather than wissen.[3] Related adjective gnostikos[edit] A related term is the adjective gnostikos, "cognitive,"[4] a reasonably common adjective in Classical Greek.[5] Plato uses the plural adjective γνωστικοί – gnostikoi and the singular feminine adjective γνωστικὴ ἐπιστήμη – gnostike episteme in his Politikos where Gnostike episteme was also used to indicate one's aptitude.

[citation needed] The terms do not appear to indicate any mystic, esoteric or hidden meaning in the works of Plato, but instead expressed a sort of higher intelligence and ability analogous to talent.[6] Plato The Statesman 258e— Stranger: In this way, then, divide all science into two arts, calling the one practical (praktikos), and the other purely intellectual (gnostikos). Samael Aun Weor. Samael Aun Weor Samael Aun Weor (March 6, 1917 – December 24, 1977), born Víctor Manuel Gómez Rodríguez, was an author, lecturer and founder of the Universal Christian Gnostic Movement.[1] His teaching of 'The Doctrine of Synthesis' of all religions in both their esoteric and exoteric aspects[2] has been called neo-Gnostic by the historian of esotericism Arthur Versluis[3] and called by the historian Jean-François Mayer "a science of consciousness or knowledge that may be attained through certain techniques.

"[4] In his over sixty books and hundreds of held conferences, he describes a teaching called "gnosis", the Greek word for "knowledge", from which is derived the name "Gnosticism". Biography[edit] Victor Manuel Gómez Rodriguez was born in Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Republic of Colombia, son of Manuel Gómez Quijano and Francisca Rodríguez de Gómez. He was briefly married to Sara Dueños and they had a son named "Imperator". In 1948 he began teaching a small group of students. Samael Aun Weor. Pray and work. Relief with the motto (in gold) Ora et labora In Christian mysticism, the phrase pray and work (or "pray and labor", in Latin ora et labora) refers to the monastic practice of working and praying, generally associated with its use in the Rule of St. Benedict.[1] Benedict viewed prayer and work as partners, and believed in combining contemplation with action.[2] The phrase expresses the need to balance prayer and work in monastic settings and has been used in many religious communities from the Middle Ages onwards.

Wesley College, Colombo, a high school in Sri Lanka founded by Methodist missionaries in 1874, has been using Ora Et Labora as the motto since its inception. Some orders (such as the Cistercians) applied the concept directly to farm work and became an element in the movement towards land reclamation from rot and agricultural development in Western Europe. The motto of the religious Zionist organisation Bnei Akiva is torah v'avodah, "Torah and work". See also[edit] Notes[edit] Humiliati. The Humiliati were an Italian religious order of men formed probably in the 12th century. It was suppressed by a Papal bull in 1571 though an associated order of women continued into the 20th century. Origin[edit] Coat of Arms of the Humiliati Order Its origin is obscure. It is said that at this time they were often called Berettini, from the shape of their head-dress.

Returning to their own country, the Humiliati had contact with St Bernard. At that time there were certain citizens of Lombard towns who lived at home with their families, chose a distinctive form of religious life, refrained from lies, oaths and law suits, were satisfied with plain clothing, and argued for the Catholic faith. The fraternity spread rapidly and gave rise to two new branches, a "second order" composed of women, and a "third order" composed of priests. Consolidation[edit] Some years later, on the advice of St John of Meda (d. 1159), they embraced the Rule of St Benedict, adapted by him to their needs. What is the Bible Wheel? Bibles, Wheels, and Brains | A Freethinker's Exploration of Religion, Science, and the Mind.

Introduction to the Bible Wheel - The Geometric Structure of the Bible. This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel ... Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. Who art thou, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it. Zechariah 4:6-7 THE BIBLE WHEEL is a simple and direct geometric representation of the Holy Bible. THE BIBLE WHEEL is composed of twenty-two Spokes and three concentric wheels within the Wheel called Cycles.

EACH CYCLE retells the Gospel story in its own unique way from the beginning ( - Aleph) to the end ( - Tav). These three books constitute the first Spoke of the Wheel. EACH SPOKE cuts across the three Cycles to reveal the common themes emerging at that stage of the everlasting story. When the Wheel is divided according to the seven canonical divisions of Scripture, the result is a sevenfold structure exhibiting both bilateral and periodic radial symmetry. ) and Tav (

The Bible Wheel: Biblical or False? Additional Resources for understanding the Kingdom Bible Read the Kingdom Bible in your browser Latest News about the Kingdom Bible Project Free Download Samples of the King James 2014 and Kingdom Bible How to be saved and know the one true God as your Lord and Savior Information about the Printed KBV Friends, I posted this page in response to an email I received from an online friend who spoke of the "Bible Wheel". The man, Richard Amiel, who posted this information says this (from the link above): "I am educated in Mathematics and Physics and am currently a freelance software engineer living in Yakima, Wa. I have taken the liberty of pasting in the important part of his website between two lines for easy reference. BTW, no one should construe anything that I say on this site as a personal attack on Mr. What I have to say is purely about the "Bible Wheel" idea and nothing else. A Simple Beginning Mr. Bible Wheel - Random Quotes and Teachings of Wisdom for iOS.