In reply to Gerry Lydon's 'Spiritualised?' article
in the January '99 issue of "The Alternative Source" (the student magazine
of Maynooth College, Dublin), I would like to pass on the answers that
The Bringer of Truth and Light (Christ) gave, two thousand years ago, to
some of the extremely good questions Gerry has asked about spirituality.
Firstly, if you believe that Good
should conquer Evil you are not an atheist in the true definition of the
word. You don't have to go to church at all to be religious, in fact, the
true definition of the word religion is 'bonded obligation' and that obligation
is to God (The Ruler of The Universe) and His Commandments, Laws, Statutes,
Judgments, Economic Policy etc. contained in The Torah, which is the name
given to the five books of Moses. The original scrolls of which, are contained
in The Ark of The Covenant, which is buried at The Hill of Tara in Co.
Meath* and copies can be found in The Old Testament
of any Bible.
As none of today's churches follow, or teach people to
keep The Torah, they are therefore, through their actions, not fulfilling
their 'bonded obligation' to God and therefore can not possibly be religious
or working for Him as they wrongfully claim to be (judge a tree by the
fruit that it bears, Matt 12:33). In almost every book of The Bible, we
are told that we MUST obey The Laws contained in The Torah, so why do the
churches tell us that we don't have to do so? Christ Himself tells us to
keep The Commandments and The
Law (Matt. 5:17-19) and so do His disciples in their letters (1 John
2:3-4). So how can the churches claim to be working for God or Christ when
they are not doing or teaching what God and Christ taught? How long would
you employ somebody who doesn't do what you tell them? Certainly not for
two thousand years!
Your observation about some church-goers who sit up the
front of the church and yet cause harm and show little respect for people
is also perfectly true, Christ himself even warns us, in The Gospel of
Matthew, chapter 6, verse 5, not to be like the hypocrites are, who pray
in the churches and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen
of men. These people you refer to are probably the same ones who try to
tell us that it is by the Grace of Jesus Christ that we are saved (Eph.
2:7-9), trying to imply that we only have to believe that Jesus is the
Son of God and, hallelujah! we are saved, without actually doing any of
the things that Christ taught. This is a total mis-interpretation of what
Paul was saying in that letter. Read properly, it says that it is by the
Grace of God, not of any good works of man, that Jesus Christ came and
forgave us our sins, up to that point in time, and demonstrated 'The
Way' we have to be, so we can all live together in peace and harmony
on Earth, as one people under God's Laws, bringing His Kingdom to Earth.
This confirms your idea that good is, and comes from God;
because only a good person would send His oldest son to teach people who
have been ignoring Him and everything He's been telling them for centuries,
knowing full-well that those people, whom He is trying to help, would try
to murder His son for telling the Truth (the Crucifixion). Fortunately,
they only managed to kill the human body called Jesus, that the Spirit-Being
called Christ was using and
not Christ himself.
This brings us to the next point about good and bad.
As you have said, there would be no point in having only good without bad
in this world or there would be no point in creating it at all. God does
indeed, as you say, organise our lives for us, but we have the final say
ourselves whether we want to do things His Way (the good way) or our own
or somebody elses way (the bad way), which fulfills our God given right
All-day every-day, each of us walks around with two voices
in our head, the G(o)od voice and the D/evil one. The good voice is our
own personal telepathic hotline to God, Who is
the source of all goodness. This is described in The Bible as the Holy
Ghost or the Comforter (Luke 12:12, John 16:7-13) that leads us in the
right direction in life and warns us of any dangers we might encounter
along 'The Way'. The other voice, the evil one; is also a telepathic hotline,
but this one comes from the source of all evil in the world, who is known
as the Devil, meaning Liar, and Satan meaning Opposer in Hebrew. This voice
tells us not to listen to God's (the good voice's) advice and that God
and Satan don't exist and we should do things our own way (his really),
which is of course nothing but lies,
as he is the
inventor of them (John 8:44).
So all of us on Earth, regardless of whether we believe
in God, go to church or neither, have these two voices in our heads and
under our God-given right to free-will, we can choose whether we want to
listen to the G(o)od voice or the D/evil one. This is set up as a cosmic
testing-system to see whether we want to listen to God and learn how to
be good all of the time, to earn our pardon and be released from this prison-planet
(lunatic-asylum), back into the Universe (heaven), where Christ quite clearly
states that He came from in John 3:13 and 8:23. Or whether we want to continue
listening to our D/evil voice right up to the Last Day and consequently
be executed along with the Devil, who got us all sent to this prison-planet
in the first place (Rev. 12:3,4 & 6-9).
I hope that I have answered some of your questions about
Spirituality, Gerry Lydon, and I also hope that this article has made you
and other 'seekers' for The Truth want to ask many
more questions. There is a book available which explains all of this and
more in much more detail called 'The Way home or face
The Fire', it is not a religious book, in the modern sense of the word,
it is The Truth. Available for £10 Sterling (U.K.) or $20 U.S. (rest of the world), incl. p.
& p., from:-
JAH, JAH Publications, P. O. Box 561, The Way Home - PMB 205, Gibraltar, (Via London).
* A Sociology lecture was held at Maynooth College on
the 28th of January '99, explaining exactly what The Ark of The Covenant
is and why and how it came to be buried at The Hill of Tara, in Co. Meath,
Ireland. To view a brief introduction of that lecture, please CLICK