Question: I am moved by your works, but I am a firm believer in Jesus Christ. Are you a Christian? Are your teachings based on the Bible that tells us Jesus was the son of God? Do you believe in the kingdom to come?
Answer: Most who call themselves lovers of Christ, of Truth, are just liars and hypocrites -- individuals who worship not the living God, but their own ideas and images about Him, which makes these people idolaters. They have their reward: divided lives filled with tensions and desires. These people are building their Kingdom in this world, even though they profess to be doing differently. The True kingdom of Heaven is not a time to come, but a living God who dwells within each of us, which is the only place any man will find Christ and His Life -- and this search is now or never.
Who then is the real lover of Christ? The man who professes this love, calling out His name to everyone, who quotes scripture, who scorns those who don't know the Bible and its laws while breaking these laws himself in judgment of others, who tells all of his abiding love for God but who then dreams of making lots of money, adorns himself with gold and jewels, allows his ambitions to drive him, is willing to compromise others for the sake of his "uncompromised" life, and who carries forward and breeds within himself resentment for someone who may have once hurt him? Or is the Love of God and Christ the man who sees the truth of these lies in human form and then, in his awareness of the truth, separates himself out from them? Christ said, "I come to separate a man from his Mother, from his Father, etc." If Christ were in physical form today, he would look upon what is being done in His name as an abomination.
Don't you see? I could tell you that Christ is the Light, the Life, the Son of God and my only inspiration, and meanwhile be a raving, psychotic liar whose only quest is to make you think I'm what you need for me to be so I can get what I want from you. The point here, in case it's not clear, is that if you can't tell, without being told, what someone is, and what they love, then what are you? Didn't Christ Himself say that He knows his own? What's wrong with us that we can't tell our own from those who want to own our souls by lying to us about what they really love?
These lost souls and their organizations are worse than worthless. They keep the young ones in the Spirit from finding any real water. They are secretly dedicated to keeping you spiritually "satisfied" -- by feeding you either fearful ideas or sentimental notions that pump you up -- because that is how they keep their influence over you.
Christ is a living Being, His Life is the only measure, and it is supposed to be ours; not in an ideal sense, as in the idea or "hope" of having "one day," but Now! So again, measure what is True in your spiritual studies by this criteria. If what you learn from my work helps to awaken within you this Love of Truth, and if this Love inspires you to love Christ all the more, then you have your answer. But no one can tell you these things. "You must have eyes to see; ears to hear"... "By their fruit shall ye know them."
Man, as God imagined, is as eternal in nature as is God's thought of him so being. The life of this eternal person is the Christ, whose Living Light is to this, our immortal soul, as is blood to our physical body.
When a person has come to know a true love for the Christ, this love is more something he is held by, and not something that he holds of himself within himself. So that true love of Christ occurs only in the awakening soul who has been claimed by Christ; for it is not the soul that loves directly -- as her power is only to reflect Light; but it is Christ Himself that loves in this willing soul. And mark that this love is never a boastful love; it is a secret love, a tender love. It has no more ambition than does the sun that gently warms the soul without shouting, "I am the light by which you live, that sustains you here on earth." So if you meet those along the Way who would push or otherwise press upon you how great is their love for Christ -- and why you should feel as they do -- you may know with fair certainty the following truth: Their love is less the love of Christ, and more the love of themselves in their mistaken belief that it is they who love.
The true Christian knows that if he has Christ in his or her heart that Christ is not "his" -- but it is he who belongs to the Christ; so that there is no pride (of "ownership") in a true Christian. Such pride is a secret vanity and often becomes the seed of a spiritual sickness that gives rise to unholy prejudice.
To be in the Christ (hence to live as a true Christian, and not to be a self-deceived hypocrite) requires self-realization; for the Christ is our innermost nature and the Celestial Core of Real Life.
The only way to really be "like" Christ . . . is for one to be Christed; and our fledgling wish to be Christed is the same as the Christ Life beginning to express Its (nature of) Light through our own.
Just as any actual healing takes place factually after some injury has occurred, so is it true that one's "salvation", the true spiritual rebirth of the soul, can only come to those who become conscious of their own un-regenerated state of self. In addition and necessarily so . . . it is a false Christianity that offers one comfort before it urges him to confront the fact of his own unseen corrupted nature.
The true individual is not someone who is defined by the changing characteristics of each passing moment, but is he who sees these movements within himself defined by his permanent character in the Living Light, in the eternal Christ.