The question is could two thousand years of scholastic exegesis, tradition and the faith of 2 billion 'Christians' be wholly in error? . . . And this is no longer a rhetorical question for mud slinging between atheist and religious, we are on the threshold of finding out!
For on the horizon is an approaching religious and cultural furor so contentious, any clash of civilizations may have to wait. For what science and religion thought impossible has now happened, history has its first literal, testable and fully demonstrable proof for faith. Described within a manuscript entitled: The Final Freedoms, it confronts all the would be gravitas religious tradition can bring to bear.
The first wholly new interpretation for 2000 years of the Gospel/moral teachings of Christ is published on the web. Redefining all primary elements including the nature of Faith, the Word, Law, Baptism, the Trinity and especially the Resurrection, questioning the origins of all Christian tradition, focusing specifically on marriage, love and human sexuality, it overturns all natural law ethics and theology.
What first appears a counter intuitive challenge to the religious status quo, on closer examination contains a wisdom the theological history of religion either ignored, were unable to imagine or dismissed. An error of presumption which could now leave 'tradition' staring into the abyss and prove humbling for secular speculation.
Using a synthesis of scriptural material drawn from the Old and New Testaments, the Apocrypha, The Dead Sea Scrolls, The Nag Hammadi Library, annotated with great poetry, it both describes and teaches a single moral Law, a single moral principle, and within a single test of faith, delivers on the promise of its own proof.
Radically different from anything known from history, this new teaching is predicated upon a precise, predefined, and predictable experience in which the reality of God responds directly to an act of perfect faith with a direct, individual intervention into the natural world, 'Raising' up within the man an enlightened heart, realigning our moral compass, correcting human nature by a change in natural law, altering biology, consciousness and human ethical perception beyond all natural evolutionary boundaries.
Always intended to be understood metaphorically, where 'death' and darkness are ignorance and 'Life' and light are knowledge, this personal experience of transcendence and moral purpose is our 'Resurrection' , the allegorical Sign of Jonah and justification for faith. By this act of 'new creation', on a perfectly objective foundation of moral principle, conduct and virtue, righteousness and the good 'Life' begins.
Called 'the first Resurrection' in the sense that the Resurrection of Jesus was always intended to demonstrate absolutely Gods' willingness to reveal Himself and intervene directly into the natural world for those obedient to His Law and will, paving the way for access, by faith, to omnipotent power, omniscience and ultimate proof.
Thus the first ever viable religious conception, capable of leading reason, by faith, to observable consequences which can be tested and judged is now a fact. A teaching that delivers the first ever religious claim of insight into the human condition that meets all Enlightenment criteria of verifiable, direct cause and effect, evidence based truth embodied in experience. For the first time in history, the world must contend with a claim to new revealed truth, a moral wisdom not of human intellectual origin, offering access by faith to a perfectly objective basis for moral principle and a fully rational and justifiable belief!
'As in the beginning', this is religion without any of the conventional embellished trappings of tradition. An individual, spiritual/virtue/ethic conception, independent of all cultural perception, contained within a single moral command and single moral Law that finds it's expression of obedience within a new 'Genesis' of marriage. It requires no institutional framework or hierarchy, churches or priest craft, no scholastic theological rational, dogma or doctrine, no ones permission and stripped of all theological myth, ‘worship’ requires only conviction, the self discipline and faith necessary to accomplish a new, single, moral, imperative and then fidelity to a new Divinely created reality.
If confirmed and there appears a growing concerted effort to test and authenticate this material, this will represent a paradigm change in the nature of faith and in the moral and intellectual potential of human nature itself; untangling the greatest questions of human existence: sustainability, consciousness, meaning, suffering, free will, conflict and evil, while at the same time, directly addressing the most profound problems of our age.
Providing it's own 'means to ends' this new teaching is asking humanity: choose the future you prefer? The existing status quo, with religious traditions, mired in their own contradictions, corruption, hypocrisy, sectarianism and hocus-pocus, offering little but pretensions and divisiveness, and where political process can only feebly respond by spin and whitewash, to the growing chaos of fear, war, terrorism, economic division and injustice, environmental degradation, natural disaster, plague and pandemic; or comprehend that human nature, prisoner to its evolutionary root, exists within fixed limits of understanding and potential, and by taking new personal and moral responsibility, in a single change of mind, heart and conduct, by faith, transcend those limits and blow the status quo strait to oblivion.
Trials of this new teaching are open to all and under way in many countries, colloquial evidence already suggest confirmations have taken place. It's now only a matter of time before sufficient numbers of individuals confirm this teaching, and establish this 'Resurrection' and moral insight as absolute, irrefutable fact, exposing two thousand years of scholastic, theological exegesis as institutional self deception, vain imagination and hubris.
The tragedy for our species will be if existing religion and theology, skepticism and atheism have all so corrupted and discredited the very idea of God, that humanity is unable to re-imagine, discover and experience just how real and great this potential is.
With apologies to Shakespeare: To test or not to test that is the question?
For individuals who can shake off their existing prejudices, imagine outside the cultural box of history, stand against the tides of group think, fashionable thought and spin, who have the humility and moral courage to learn something new, not of their own intellectual origin and will TEST this insight for themselves, an intellectual and moral revolution is already under way, where the 'impossible' becomes inevitable, by the most potent, political, Non Violent Direct Action any human being can take to advance peace, justice, change and progress.
Published [at the moment] on the web, a typeset manuscript of this new teaching is available as a free [1.4meg] PDF download from an increasing number of links including: