Friday 13 December 2013

"The Byzantine ......(Jihad and Crusade)"

Quote: "In The Encyclopedia of World Religions we find the following:

St.Jerome(340-420) said that reincarnation in a special sense was taught among the early Christians and was given an esoteric interpretation that was communicated to a select few. Origen (186-253) thought that only in the light of reincarnation could certain scriptural passages be explained. But it was condemned by The Second Council of Constantinople, convened by The Emporer Justinian in 553, and became for a time a heretical doctrine. "If anyone assert the fabulous pre-existence of souls," decreed The Council, "and shall submit to the monstrous doctrine that follows from it, let him be an anathema."

 The "monstrous doctrine" was ofcourse , karma -or The Law of Cause and Effect- as taught by Jesus: "As ye sow, so shall ye reap." Reincarnation as the result of the rebound back into the "soul-sphere" -of every negative thought, word or deed of its originator- was a concept accepted right through from Rome to The Far East, long before Christianity came along"...

...."It appears that Emperor Justinian and The Empress Theodora were not at all pleased at the thought of having to pay for their sins in another lifetime and were the prime movers behind The Church Council of Constantinople, which resulted in having all references to reincarnation removed from the scriptures, five hundred and fifty three years after Christ. Fortunately they overlooked the few scattered references which still remain as evidence for the perceptive reader."...

..."It is therefore evident that most of the "foreign" Eastern concepts objected to by Christians are already extant in their own scriptures. And even if there were no traces of Indian thought in The Bible, then Western Christians must realise they have still adopted something which is -at the very least- a "foreign" Middle-Eastern neo-Jewish religion." From "Under the Church Carpet," "Sharing the Quest" by Muz Murray.

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