The Gospels – The Gospel According to John
Jesus and the Scribes and Pharisees
John 8:33-41 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
37 I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
Their statements point to the fact that they had not the faintest idea of what Jesus was saying. Every word of Jesus was always brought down to the dust by these people. They could never perceive intuitively for once. They could only think of earthly bondage and freedoms. As mentioned earlier sinning leads to a propensity to continue to sin in the process described above. It is this propensity like all propensities that is tantamount to slavery. And as slaves our lives are not worth much. These people like to claim that they are descendants of Abraham but as Jesus said they do not act like him. In fact they acted contrary to what Abraham stood for.
John 8:42-47 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
The scribes and Pharisees through their enslavement to the intellect had become Lucifer’s servants. As a result they could not to bear to listen to Words that proceeded form the Luminous Heights. The darkness cannot bear the Light. It tries to hide or escape. These people have become Lucifer’s seeds and can only act according to their nature which is to oppose all that is of the Light.
Those who are children of God will hear His Word and those who are of the devil will listen to the devil’s commands. Through their behaviour and attitude towards the Word of Jesus, they marked themselves out as belonging to the darkness. No other proof is needed. After all in the Judgment that is the yardstick that will be used: people will be judged according to their attitude to the new Word either accepting It in which case they are saved or rejecting it in which case they will face the night of horror.
If the seed within these people was of God, then they would listen to Jesus but this is not the case as they opposed and antagonized Him until finally they found a way to be rid of Him.
John 8:48-51 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.
50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
Jesus was not referring to physical death as it should have been surmised by now. He was referring to the fact that those who believe in Him and act according to His Will would act in such a way as to escape spiritual death. We all must die physically. Physical death is universal to all but not spiritual death. This is the lot of those people who continually reject the help that God has always sent them for their salvation.
Avoidance of spiritual death requires that we live a pure life so that we can free ourselves in time from the sphere of matter and avoid going through the same disintegration that all matter is subject. All that has been created in the world of matter one day would have to undergo disintegration for the purpose of renewal. If there are still human beings on the particular celestial globe who had not purified themselves enough before the arrival of this time, then they would have to undergo the same fate as the celestial body. Their ethereal bodies will be dragged through the mills of disintegration and the suffering that this brings about makes the spirit core lose consciousness and return to its former state of unconscious formlessness which state it was when it was still a spirit germ in Paradise.
The accumulated experiences of millennia which he possessed within him and the form that his spirit may have acquired up till then is reversed. His personality up till then would have been found to be useless. He has developed his personality in the wrong direction and as such is not useful for the upward swinging of the Universe. It must be ground to dust. This is the self-same process on earth whereby people lose consciousness when subjected to the most intense pain. Only in the case of the spirit, there is to be no waking up. The enormity of the pain that the ethereal body will be subjected to will tear both its form and the spiritual form apart. The ethereal form is ground to dust but the spirit reverts to being a spirit germ.
John 8:52-53 The Jews said to him, “Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, as did the prophets; and you say, ‘If any one keeps my word, he will never taste death.’ (53) Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you claim to be?”
Again the pride “we have Abraham as our father.” Their gazes, just like is the case today on earth is turned downwards towards only the material. They had no spiritual understanding whatsoever as can be surmised from their words. It was like with every discussion Jesus had with these people He managed more and more to expose their ignorance and hollowness. How these people could claim to be spiritual teachers and guides baffles the imagination. They are absolutely spiritually dead and no further proof of that than their own words is needed for this conclusion to be drawn.