Monday, December 07, 2009

Comparison of the Theoevolutionary Church and Church Theology

If we examine some of the synchronic Councils, the theology and hermeneutics of the Church and compare them to our theology, in general we arrive at the following:

Jesus Christ was both divine and human, divine in having the Spirit of God Within (as we all do) and human in body. There is a difference between Jesus the Nazarene mystic and Christ or Christos, which means enlightenment. The name Gautama Buddha defined the same difference between Gautama the prince of northern India, and the Buddha, the enlightened. These terms are reserved for those who have realized Christ or Buddha within themselves. This same enlightenment is the goal of one of the Twofold Path of the Theoevolutionary Church (TC), that is, the Involutionary Inward Path. This goal gives a strong affirmation to ecumenism since all the involutionary religions have this same goal.

Regarding the Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit do not share the same substance or energy since the Father “only” defines the Supreme Object God and is therefore Absolute Truth abstractly, and is not substance or energy. The Son represents the Supreme Body of God, and the Holy Spirit represents the Will or Seed Of God.

The Spirit is preexistent coming from God. The Soul is the Zenith of the material mind in life. The Spirit on the other hand is created through God and is passed on with the material reproduction of the parents—this is how we would interpret metensomatosis, or reincarnation.

In regarding “free will,” original sin would be the departure from the Will to Godhood or the Spirit Within, which activates life to evolve to God. “Good” conforms to the Divine Will to Godhood, “evil” does not. “Grace” can be helpful but not always necessary on the Path to Godhood.

The Theoevolutionary Church has joined (called the Twofold Path) the Evolutionary Outward Path to the Traditional Involutionary Inward Path of all the revealed religions. The God seen from Within by Plato, Christ, Buddha and others is the God we must evolve to, beginning with material evolution on up to attaining Godhood in the Kosmos. The Inward Path leads to ecumenical bonding, and the Outward Path allows the variety and separation necessary for evolution of all the people to Godhood. This can be enhanced through Federalism and Revitalized Conservatism.

God cannot be conceived by human beings or fully conceived until Godhood Itself is reached. Only the Mind of God knows Itself fully, no one else does.

God is the Object, the goal, the desire or attainment of all things.

All things have their origin in God and are connected to God by the Spirit Within which is the Seed, Spark or Will of God.

Contrary to Tradition it is not the First Thing born of God but the Last Thing Evolved toward Godhood that is the most like God.

We venerate God by evolving to God, it is a necessarily secondary thing to “understand” the Spirit of God Within, and therefore understanding alone is not the sole purpose of religion.

The whole world cannot be described as a divine object, the world contains objects trying to evolve to the Divine Object God with varying degrees of success.

The Soul is part of nature, as, for example, the Soul is the Zenith of the human mind. It is the Spirit that is suspended between nature and spirit, the Spirit is both immanent and transcendent. But the Spirit is not seeking to “escape” the body since it is the body that supplies the vehicle for the Spirit to evolve to Godhood. The Spirit is not “fallen,” the Spirit is not in exile.

The Spirit in man contains much knowledge but does not contain all knowledge, only God from whence the Spirit came contains all knowledge.

God is a Supreme Object first and Absolute Knowledge second since evolution of the object comes before knowledge of the object.

Everything in the world is not suffering although there is suffering in the world. Affirmation of the Spirit or Will to Godhood leads to the sacred desire behind evolution and the fulfillment of desire, not the suppression of desire. Profane desire is devolutionary and entropic.

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