Never has there been a word so misunderstood, so exploited, so weaponized and so misused. Some people will see the title of my blog and proclaim that I have mis-spoken because it is not what is the Christ but who is the Christ. Unfortunately it is usually those who have the least amount of understanding in regards to the subject of theology who oft have the loudest of opinions, which for the most part are usually based in ignorance. Who can we blame for such ignorance, the unthinking members of the congregation, the misguided or deceitful clergy or the now flawed and corrupted religious institutions they serve. Well the truth is, that blame can be apportioned on all of them, however being ignorant is a choice and unfortunately the ignorant member of a religion has likely chosen ignorance through fear. You see, most religious people fear knowledge even though the
An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. - Proverbs 18:15
The majority of Christians fear looking for an understanding of the Scriptures outside of their clergy's interpretation, their clergy, however well meaning, have deemed their Bible is the only truth and all else is evil and therefore the congregation don't have access to the knowledge that could help them comprehend the real meaning of the word Christ and what it encompasses.
Manly P Hall explains how the members of the Christian congregation were led astray:
The bishops of the church were mortal men instinctively desiring power and authority, and they sacrificed the spiritual doctrines of Christianity to temporal ambitions. The majority of mankind neither desires to improve itself nor to support an organization which demands a high degree of integrity. The outer body of the church increased to the degree that the standards of Christian living were lowered until at last, promising everything and demanding only temporal support, the church gained temporal power at the expense of spiritual authority. It is for this reason particularly that the Christian thinker must never confuse the Jesus of Nazareth with the Christ of the modern church. Nor must the Christian thinker permit the clergy to interpret for him spiritual matters of which the clergy itself is ignorant. - Manly P. Hall (A Monthly Letter December 1936)
Manly P Hall also reveals that the Bible is only one fragment on the path to finding truth, so if a person is unwillingly to look beyond the pages of the Bible to seek an understanding of the truths concealed beneath the parables, then they will only ever be in possession of a part of the truth and unfortunately that leaves them open to being led astray by wolves dressed as sheep.
As Manly P Hall relates:
To understand any one sacred book completely it is necessary to also understand all other sacred books. The Christian Bible is the greatest book in English literature. But like most other great books, it must be approached with understanding, gentleness, and a sincere desire to find truth. The Bible as we know it today is a fragment of that truth. - Manly P Hall
This paragraph from the Nag Hammadi Gospels has a warning for those who believe all it takes to be Christ like is to unthinkingly listen, believe and repeat everything the clergy tell them:
“The foolish - thinking in their heart that if they confess, "We are Christians," in word only but not with power, while giving themselves over to ignorance, to a human death, not knowing where they are going nor who Christ is, thinking that they will live, when they are really in error - hasten towards the principalities and authorities. They fall into their clutches because of the ignorance that is in them. For if only words which bear testimony were effecting salvation, the whole world would endure this thing and would be saved. But it is in this way that they drew error to themselves....” - Testimony of Truth: Codex IX (Nag Hammadi Gospels)
So what or who is the Christ you ask. The word Christ had a duel meaning, it describes the Creator's divine force or spirit that created us and our material world and animates all life, it's the force that keeps our hearts beating within our chests and keeps the planets in their orbits, the Ancient Egyptians used the symbol of the Ankh to describe this life force and it is also often called the Holy Spirit.
As this verse from Romans relays:
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. - Romans 8:11
When the word Christ is applied to a person such as Jesus it is denoting that he is a divine man, he is Christed and has the gift of the logos, this is why he is known as Jesus the Christ, because it differentiates him from a mortal man. The symbol of the lamb in Christian theology also equates to the Logos, it is the divine portion within the divine man that distinguishes him from the mortal man. This divine Christ spirit is also symbolised by the globus cruciger. The Christed man and woman are the divine link manifest in human form between the Creator and mortal mankind, while their physical body is mortal their souls are divine and immortal. However the mortal human can attain immortality but it is not assured, it is something that must be earned through virtue or by the attainment of knowledge.
The Corpus Hermetica describes it as follows:
HERMES: The intellect, 0 Tat, is drawn from the very substance of God. In men, this intellect is God; and so some men are gods and their humanity is near to the Divine. When man is not guided by intellect, he falls below himself into an animal state. All men are subject to Destiny, but those in possession of the Logos, which commands the intellect from within, are not under it in the same manner as others. God's two gifts to man of intellect and the Logos have the same value as immortality. If man makes right use of these, he differs in no way from the immortals. - Hermes Trismegistus: Corpus Hermetica
This verse from Timothy also explains that Christ Jesus is a man, he is not God the Father, he is the first born son of the Prime Creator and the divine link between God the Father and mankind.
“For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the MAN Christ Jesus” - 1 Timothy 2:5
The name Jesus is also symbolic, for it not only denotes a divine man it describes the order of creation of this divine man within his divine race designating him as being the first born divine son of God. The name Jesus is also applied to his first born son who is a demi-god, this is why we also see Jesus portrayed as a baby as well as a man. To understand this in more depth we need to understand the creation process of the divine man and woman and their demi-god offsprings.
Mary is called the "virgin mother" because the divine female was seeded with the demi-god upon the creation of the divine male and female soul or “Tribe”. This is also what the Holy Trinity refers to, the soul and physical body of the divine male and divine female were brought into existence divinely by God, however the demi-god was seeded in his divine mother's womb upon her soul's creation to be brought down to the physical plane from the Creator in a mortal birth which is what makes him the demi-god. He is the link between the divine man and the Mortal mortal man because he contains both divine and mortal elements.
The Kolbrin Bible relays the creation of the divine male and female and their divine offspring in this parable:
33:7: About the days of Nun, we have no knowledge. Before creation commenced there was the One Father/Mother Being and from this Divinity came the heavenly Twins. From these were born three, and the three became many. Thus, even in the beginning it was divinely ordained that brother and sister might be wed. From the first Heavenly Twins were born those whose destiny it was to be eternally married. For theirs was the divine right of eternal and undying love, a love unknown to mortals, but to which, if they would be more than mortal, they must aspire. This love is the Light of Life, the Light of the Earth, the Sun of the Spirit. - The Kolbrin Bible: Egyptian Texts of the Bronze Books, Book of Manuscripts: Chapter Thirty-Three - Annexed Scroll 1
These verses from The Zohar not only explain that the term first born denotes that there are more than one but also speaks of the Holy Trinity.
And that Son is called the first-born, as it is written, Exod. iv. 22: "Israel is my first-born son."
And since He is called first-born, therefore it implieth dual offspring.
And when He increaseth, in His Crown appear THREE divisions. - The Zohar
So Jesus represents the first born son of God and through Jesus all subsequent life was brought into the physical world, this is what the verse in the Bible means when Jesus says:
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. - John 14:6
This does not mean Jesus wants his followers to get down on their knees and worship him, or that Christianity is the only means of a soul's return to the Father, it means that the first born divine man is the direct link to God the Father manifest in the flesh and to return to God the Father your soul must metaphysically move back up the chain of being, or as said in Latin, scala naturae, the ladder of nature.
This verse from the Gospel of Thomas explains it in this way:
Jesus said, "I am the light that is over all things. I am all: from me all came forth, and to me all attained. Split a piece of wood; I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there." - The Gospel of Thomas
So as we can see from that verse Jesus explains that the Christ Light which illuminates him can be found in everything and that which created him created our material world through him.
Many Christians who elevate the son to be equal to the Father often point to this verse to justify their worship of the man Jesus as being equal to God the Father.
I and the Father are one.” The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.” - John 10:30-33
However the verse itself is the lesson in separating the son from the Father because Jesus replies to them:
Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’?
Jesus is clear in his distinction that he is not God the Creator, he is the son of the Creator, it is the divine essence of God the Father, the Logos within Jesus that unites him to the Father. And again in this verse from Mark, Jesus reiterates this distinction between him an infallible man and the infallibility of God the Father.
"Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good--except God alone." - Mark 10:18
So did a man called Jesus ever live, highly doubtful, did a divine man written about in the Scriptures be symbolically given the name of Jesus, yes, and depending on the parable relating the knowledge about the first born son of God he is also known as Adam, Joseph, St John the evangelist, Tribe of Dan and symbolized by one of the four creatures, the Eagle. If we look to other cultures his name changes to Horus, Thor, Apollo, Mars, Shiva, Krishna, Yima, Ymir, Yeshua and more. This is where a student must continue on in their studies into theology and mythology to uncover more of these hidden truths, my video playlists on the “Divine Nature Within Mankind” and “Mystery Teachings Research Notes: The Real Tribes of Israel” may provide some information as a good starting point for your own studies. You can find them here and here.
As Plato said:
Ignorance is the source of all evil. - Plato
This is also why it saddens me to see so many believers led astray by the corrupted clergy, not only do they elevate the son to be equal to the Father they engage in the worshiping of statues of Jesus and Mary even though their Scriptures expressly warn against it.
So do not corrupt yourselves by making an idol in any form—whether of a man or a woman - Deuteronomy 4:16
When you remind them this behavior of idolatry is forbidden they will often claim they are not worshiping the actual statues of Jesus and Mary but what they represent, however the large majority of Christians practicing the worship of these statues are ignorant to the fact Jesus and Mary are only symbols in Christian theology so how can they be worshiping what they represent.
The Christed live among us now, not just the firstborn son and daughter of the Prime Creator but their divine race which numbers 288, they are represented in the four races of man, the white, the red, the yellow and the black. Each of the four races also have their own first born or messiahs and their first born demi gods. The other cultures who depicted this divine race of Christed ones as gods and goddesses were not polytheists unless a Christian who believes in the saints is a polytheist too. Unfortunately in the age of Iron mankind have become ignorant to their own divine origins and their Christed progenitors. But when the Firmament shines once again and we have access to the Christ Light the Christed among us will illuminate and be known, so be kind to others even when doing so offers no advantage because you may never know who is an angel in disguise, as the verse from Hebrews reminds us:
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. - Hebrews 13:2