Here’s some citation on the phenomena about a “twin” of Jesus, and while there are variants, i.e., an actual birth twin, or, Jesus’ brother Thomas born later by Mary, or the more mystical notion of a spiritual twin, the shadow self, the “double”, and the Christ (consciousness) arose, at his coming of age….much is shrouded by the fog of time, and of course, the writers of the texts, which are also beyond the Hebrew Bible or New Testament. - http://reluctant-messenger.com/gospel-of-thomas.htm
What is to be believed? Well, if Christianity can maintain there was “Virgin Birth”, and the sanctity of The Trinity, why not it also be imagined of a twin (Thomas), whether as metaphor or actuality – not much different than the other tenants of the faith, i.e., the Resurrection, etc.
Either way (or ways), fascinating as speculation and pondering the Mysteries.
Here’s further writing, very intriguing.
BTW, I’m not so sure the Romans simply “invented” Jesus, as a counter-weight to their political enemies during the early 1st Century, to “reframe” the narrative, for their supposed benefit. It’s just a bit fabulist to think they were quite so sophisticated, empire or not.
ANYway…., tomorrow’s my B-Day, and I plan to have fun, shutdown or not.
I remember back in early 1999, through a mutual friend, I met a Christian minister, who had gone through a rough dark night of the soul, as I saw it, during which he lived in a mental institution. He told the psychiatrist assigned to him that it was a spiritual event, and all he needed was a safe place to hang out until it passed. Seeing the man was posing no apparent threat to himself, nor to anyone else, the psychiatrist agreed to let the man be in the institution without taking pills, electroshock, etc. In time, it did pass, and the man was released.
When I met him, he was pastoring three different rural churches near Birmingham. After we talked a while, he said I was there in spirit, Paradise, but my body was still catching up. I said, as I read the Bible, it is an internal teaching, and if you read it as an external event, you miss the entire point. He said that was correct. He said he knew ministers like himself, and they all gathered in Tennessee from time to time. I said I would love to be a fly on the wall when they met. I did not get to talk with him again.
In early 1999, I was told by a man, who attended a rural Pentecostal church, which I had attended twice, and found them back in the dark ages spiritually, so to speak, that he had been told by God during his morning prayer time to tell Sloan that he needed to read the Letter to the Hebrews in the New Testament. This man was under the care of three, I think, different psychiatrists, and I don’t think they knew he was seeing the other psychiatrists. He was being prescribed medication by all three.
Well, I figured that was a really loud message, given how it arrived, for me to read Hebrews, which I had not read before. Up to then, the angels had me reading Matthew, Mark and Luke, mostly; and all sorts of different ways of looking at parts of those presentations had come to me pretty much out of the blue. Already, the angels had had me read Acts and Corinthians.
Anyway, I read Hebrews right after the fellow and I got off the phone, and a light switch went on, I understood the cause of the horrible ordeal I was in, physically and otherwise, for about two months, which left me barely able to crawl out of bed in the morning, and barely moving throughout each day. That book is about the initiation into the Priesthood Melchizedek, and Jesus’ relation to that priesthood – High Priest in that Order, he was said to be.
I could say a great deal more about how that unfolded, but I stop here, because the point I am trying to reach is there is an unfathomable difference between the kind of theological study done by New Testament theologians, and by people who try to discount and/or disprove the New Testament, including the actual existence of the Jesus in the Gospels, versus Peter’s and James letters, and the experience Paul had with what he wrote was God and Christ, in Acts and in his letters.
Same for me in what I write. It has nothing to do with anything I read in the Bible; it has to do with what I directly experienced, not just once or twice, but ongoing, day and night, week after week, month after month, year after year. None of which, of course, can I prove to those theologians and counter-theologians, any more than I can prove planets in the Pleiadean star system are populated by humanoid beings quite similar to human beings living on this planet, but quite a bit further along evolutionary.
I would belong on a locked ward, if I actually felt I could prove any of that to you, or to anyone. However, my friend, I have known people, human beings, on this planet, who needed no proof; who doubted not one word I told them about my experiences beyond the human realm. I was married to a few of them.
So, what I now am driving at is, there is so much parallel, likeness, in my personal, direct experiences, inside of me, and outside of me, on this world, and in the realms most human beings do not knowingly experience, with what I see in the stories about Jesus in the Gospels, that I have zero doubt there is great truth in the Gospels, in Acts, in Peter’s and James’ letters, in Hebrews, in Paul’s letters. I was never instructed in Revelation, other than I was told the man through whom it came had no clue what it really meant; and if he had no clue, how could anyone today have a clue?
Based my own experiences, I am convinced a man named Jesus did live in that time, and he said and did things which led to the world calendar being set by his supposed date of birth, and which led to a huge religion forming. It would take something not of this world to spawn something like Christendom, and it would take something like Lucifer, with which, and its demonic spirits, I have had direct engagement, openly, visibly, emotionally, mentally, like I engaged you yesterday at K-MART, but not like that, of course. And, ongoing, I engage them through human proxies on this world, including my own demonic twin. It is what I do, what I was trained to do. The same can be seen in in the man Jesus in the Gospels, during his ministry, which followed the three temptations from his demonic twin.
So, I come from a very different place than church people, theologians, counter-theologians, skeptics, agnostics, atheists. I come from direct experience with that which is not human, but can, and does, reside in human beings, as well as in spirit. I imagine the minister who lived in the psychiatric institution, were he to read this above, probably would shake his head, think to himself that I lost my mind for good, and perhaps even my soul to Lucifer, for good. No doubt, he has lots of company in that regard.
So, it amuses me, to see people say they are convinced, for this or that reason, that no such man as Jesus in the Gospels ever existed. How can they be sure, if they were not there to see for themselves that he never existed? How can they be sure Lucifer did not give them their theory, their proof, that such a man never existed and was written about? I was told in my sleep in the fall of 1995, “It is very easy to mistake Lucifer for the Holy Spirit.” I awoke, terrified. Then proceeded a crash course in proving to me just how easy it is to mistake the two. A terrible crash course, from my perspective.
I was thinking to myself the other day, that Christendom has no depth, it cannot see beneath the surface, it cannot read between the lines, it cannot see from what is not said, what is actually being said. Christendom is one-dimensional, like a flat piece of school notebook paper. Turn it up on its edge, and look down that edge, and you can hardly see it; but look at the flat paper, and you seem to be looking at something substantial, but it’s only a facade. The same can be said of theologians and counter-theologians. The same can be said of most human beings. It is no different in other “modern” religions, Judaism or Islam, for examples. Within those religions, a few people can see and hear, more or less. But in the main, it is like Christendom.
The New Age was an attempt to develop eyes that see, ears that hear, but the New Age got totally lost by denying Evil exists, and by thinking it was capable of knowing and being God, simply by operation of its will and thinking. Just what Lucifer wanted the New Age to do. God is unfathomable, unknowable, unpredictable – not even Jesus knew God, but only what of God he experienced and was shown. Same for angels, including Lucifer, which, yes, emanated, or emanates, from God.
The sum of Jesus in the Gospels, is, God’s will, not Jesus’ will, be done. That was the sum of what he tried to impart into the people around him. The sum of nearly all human beings is, My will be done, all else comes in second. That mimic’s Lucifer, who deigned, or deigns, to be God. Don’t ask me what God is, I can’t tell you. Ask me about my experiences with God, that I can tell you, as I did somewhat above.
In one of his letters, Peter said something like, if all the things Jesus did on this world were written down, it would fill all the books in the world, Peter supposed. Part of Acts is about Peter, and about his community after Jesus had moved on. A very interesting read, Acts, Peter, then Paul – before Paul started writing letters. I highly recommend Acts. I still don’t care much for Paul, because of the tremendous damage he did to the feminine and to sex in some of his writings. However, to one like me, who had the direct experience ongoing, it is clear in Paul’s letters than he had the direct experience ongoing.
It also appears to me that he was graced with the Paradise energies, or a portion of them, which enabled him to go through his ordeal without the discomfort I experience ongoing, which would be a lot more discomfort if I were incarcerated as Paul was. The Paradise energies I have experienced in the past, but not today, are not of this world. That, too, I cannot prove, and I would be insane if I thought I could prove it.
I may have gotten way up too high on my rocky horse, or maybe I didn’t. I will look it back over for the usual Sloan typos and dropped or mixed up words, if my dream maker tells me to publish it.
The angels told me as I came out of the killer dark night in June 1998, that angels took Jospeh’s seed from him when he slept, dusted it up, and implanted it in Mary.
The angels told me around the same time, that Jesus experienced a near-death experience on the cross, similar to quite a few reports of near-death experiences have been reported by people in this and the last century.
Past County Commissioner Mario Di Gennaro told me he had a near-death experience after contracting the bends while diving in the Mediterranean. While viewed as medically dead, he had a white light experience no human beings were present to witness; then he came back and no longer was medically dead.
Nobody thinks Mario is the Son of God, because he died and was resurrected. But he is a son of God, who did die and was resurrected.