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Book of Vladimir Antonov "The Original Teachings of Jesus Christ"

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Jesus came to the Earth with the purpose of helping people to find the Heavenly Father. He tried to tell them about the Father, but only a few could understand His words, and even they understood Him only partly.

Then Jesus undertook a great self-sacrifice: He voluntarily gave Himself up to a painful death through crucifixion so that all that He had said would not be forgotten and would serve the future generations of people.

He sacrificed Himself for people (and not for God as some of His followers dreamed up). He loved them much and gave all of Himself to help them.

But He also subdivided people into the following groups:

The first group is “swine” and “dogs”, who are not worthy of being given pearls of spiritual knowledge, for they will trample them under their feet and then turn and tear you (Matt 7:6).

The second group is hypocrites-“wolves” (Matt 10:16; 23:13-35).

The third group is those few who are capable of comprehending the highest spiritual knowledge.

He said such words without hatred towards “dogs”, “swine”, and “wolves”. He knew that they were but unwise children, if one assess their age from the standpoint of the evolution of souls; and they “did not know what they were doing” even when they were crucifying Him (Luke 23:34).

He advised others to take the same attitude: “… I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who despitefully use you and persecute you, so that you may become sons of your Father in Heaven. For He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust!” (Matt 5:44-45).

The above said is of value not only for historical analysis. This classification of people and of their behavior is typical of any society of any country. Any Messiah or spiritual leader who tries to give people the highest knowledge about God, about the Path to Him is confronted with the same phenomena. He or she finds in the end that however much is said to the crowd of disciples about the Supreme, the majority of them cannot comprehend it, and at the first occasion they manifest an inclination to reduce it to primitive religious games or even worse; some of the disciples are even disposed to betray and kill the teacher who self-sacrificially helped them.

But this does not mean that it is useless to help people. One must help, but should not expect prompt results. The development of young souls goes on slower than their evolutionary mature leaders want. And the students have time before the “harvest”.

The discussed psychological patterns of behavior of people of different evolutionary ages also explain many social processes and phenomena — for example, manifestations of political or religious fanaticism, also the ability to understand what patriotism is.


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