law


In another post I mentioned tripartite unions. The following uses the very same kind of logic to create American law. The Law means Logos to the Gnostic…

Logos; The term for Sethians and Valentinians can be synonymous with the Word of God as an emanation of truth, or as a reflection of man’s divine or Aeon form in the Pleroma. In both Sethian and Platonic Christian Gnosticism logos refers to a system of order, reason, and knowledge. Aristotle characterized logos as an examination of a premise using both inductive and deductive logic, i.e. checks and balances. The concept of truth in the Logos in Sethian Christianity is shown with the following algorithm used in Trivium Method logic. This principle is based upon a tripartite union where three roads meet to form one road, and where four roads or the tetrad meets in the center it forms a single point: (1st Premise/Monad A=C) (2nd Supporting Premise/Duad A=B = B=C) (Synthesis/Triad of A=B=C) = 1 Logos. (SGG-2014)

Proving American Rights

By

Tom Saunders, Bill of Attainder Project

For a very long time Americans have been living under the illusion that they are protected by the U.S. Constitution and by those elected officials who have vowed to uphold its mandates as the Law of the Land. At the same time Americans have been reduced from citizens to subjects by suddenly not having the right of private property over the ability of the government to take it.

Citizens are supposed to retain rights like due process, and at least by some of the founding fathers, these rights were considered property. Asset forfeiture and expanded powers of eminent domain override the citizen’s right of private property. The act is called a bill of attainder. Bills of attainder are forbidden in the Constitution in Article One….”no bill of attainder shall be passed.” Article 10 forbids states to pass them.

The simplest explanation I can give for what a bill of attainder is; “a law that plunders life, liberty, or property.”

American law has no one-line definition of bills of attainder. That is one of the reasons I wrote one in 1994 with the help of the Commission on Civil Rights and the Justice Department. The Commission said they could not use my findings. Since, others who have read my work have reasoned differently, but we still do not have our rights, in spite of the fact my work can be used to state what they are.

A more complete definition of what a bill of attainder is:

“A bill of attainder is a law or legal device used to outlaw people, suspend their civil liberties, confiscate their property, and punishes them or puts them to death without a trial.”(Saunders; CC93-1-1037 – Commission on Civil Rights, 1994; adopted by Libertarian Party of Oklahoma 1995)

Protection from bills of attainder should be considered one of the most basic Constitutional rights and protected provisions of civil liberties. Yet not even most attorneys or citizens can tell you what they are. This speaks to the fact that Americans are not prepared to demand their rights, they don’t know them. This is probably the most reasonable explanation why currently Americans are not protected from these outrageous laws, because people don’t know enough about them to demand enforcement against them.

Protections from bills of attainder are a form of protective Legalism that is meant to preserve individual liberty. Legalism in the extreme creates a social fabric in which every aspect of your life can be under a mandate. Ethical Legalism establishes a Democracy or Republic as a liberal citizenship where individual freedom, life, liberty, and property are preserved. America is no longer that place, in spite of winning some equity battles like gay marriage. Currently, no American has their rights to be protected by Article One, Section Nine; paragraph three… “No bill of attainder or Ex Post Facto law shall be passed.” This part of the Constitution remains literally ignored in the current establishment.

While studying how American law is made I learned the Constitution is a Platonic and Pythagorean style document, and is based upon tripartite unions to form one thing. The structure of the government is tripartite being composed of the Executive, the Legislature-Senate, and the Judicial branches to form one thing, the government.  (See; “Plato’s Republic”)

Constitutional rights can be enumerated by following the tripartite way American law is made. It follows an algorithm consistent with using the Constitution, legislation from the Senate and Congress, and the judicial decisions of the Court establishing stare decisis:

(Monad/A=C) (Duad/A=B, B=C) (Triad/Synthesis A=B=C) = 1

In this case….

Monad = the Constitution

Duad = the legislation of Congress and the Senate

Triad = Legislation, Judicial stare decisis, and Constitutional synthesis

This algorithm shows exactly how to enumerate a Constitutional right. I call this formula the “American Rights Formula.” It follows the same algorithm but in the example below is applied as a tool of logic by stating a premise, supporting premise, and synthesis. In other works I have enumerated the entire Bill of Rights with this method. I had the help of several attorneys who reviewed my work. I encourage you to give the formula a try, and see if you can use it.

In the real world I have used this method to fight police departments and state agencies in Oklahoma over the use of illegal pretentious roadblocks. Alone, I have had some success since 1994, but it has not been enough to restore our rights.

The American Rights Formula:

1. Show the computer search for the constitutional (‘State and Federal’) provisions (Like from the 1st. Amend. or bills of attainder) that describe the specific ‘right’ you are trying to demonstrate. = (Monad or 1st Premise, A=C)

2. Show any legislative acts relative to your target right. = (Duad as supporting premise, by the acts of the Senate and Congress, A=B=B=C).

3. Show the judicial decisions (stare decisis) of standards and violations of the American right you are trying to enumerate in a synthesis of all three searches. (Triad as Synthesis, A=B=C) = 1

The United States Code defines or decides bills of attainder cases with five key court decisions that are meant to explain the aspects of all the things a bill of attainder is. This is what the Court uses to decide what is and what is not a bill of attainder. These final decisions (stare decisis) represent the synthesis product from using the above formula. The list virtually replaces steps two and three of the American Rights Formula. If you study the cases you will understand the related legislations and Constitutional violations that prompted the court’s decisions.

It is from this list below that I compiled the elements of the one line definition of bills of attainder I use above. Not all rights can be proven with a limited source of descriptions where the law is described with a legally set list of references. Most laws can be stated with one line descriptions or definitions. The United States Code serves to define bills of attainder with this set list below.

Art. 1, Sec 9-3, United States Code:

U.S. v. Brown, 381 U.S. 437, 448-49 (1956) “What are known at common law as bills of pains and penalties, are outlawed by the ”bill of attainder” clause.

Communist Party of U.S. vs. Subversive Activities Control Board (1961). “The singling out of an individual for legislatively prescribed punishment constitutes a bill of attainder whether the individual is called by name or described in terms of conduct which because of its past conduct operates only as a designation of particular persons.”

U.S. v. Lovett, (1946), “Legislative acts, no matter what their form, that apply to either named individuals or easily ascertainable members of a group in such a way as to inflict punishment without a judicial trial, are bills of attainder under this clause.”

Cummings v. Missouri (1867), states, “A bill of attainder, is a legislative act which inflicts punishment without judicial trial and includes any legislative act which takes away the life, liberty or property of a particular named or easily ascertainable person or group of persons because the legislature thinks them guilty of conduct which deserves punishment.”

Re: Yung See Hee, 36 F. 437, (1888) “Supports that the doctrine of pains and penalties as punishment without trial, is inclusive as a bill of attainder.” (Source: U. S. Justice Dept. and the Commission on Civil Rights-CC 93-1-1037; Saunders, 1994)

Clearly, the law recognizes bills of attainder as more than one thing. A bill of attainder “proper” is when a person is put to death by order of the state without a trial. Roman citizens in the time of the Apostle Paul had this right. Paul saved his life from Roman soldiers twice by claiming the right of Roman citizenship. Paul had more protections from bills of attainder than Americans have today.

Without the protection from bills of attainder no other provision in the Constitution is safe from the plunder of using these forbidden instruments to eliminate citizen rights, including environmental protections. Currently environmental protections against mass plunder and deadly pollution do not really exist. This is in spite of having an Environmental Protection Agency. This situation is directly related to an unethical system of private and government networks working for the sake of power and greed. (See the works of; Naomi Klein, Robert Reich, Thomas Piketty)

To prove your rights, you have to be able to state them. The methods presented above are meant to be used for that purpose. I urge you to learn these methods and teach others how to prove their rights and you need to start the revolution that gets our rights back.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Commandments

The passage in Exodus 20 contains more than ten imperative statements, totalling 14 or 15 in all. While the Bible itself assigns the count of “10”, using the Hebrew phrase aseret had’varim—translated as the 10 words, statements or things, this phrase does not appear in Exodus 20.[2] Various religions parse the commandments differently. The table below highlights those differences.

Division of the Ten Commandments by religion/denomination

Commandment

Jewish (Talmudic)****

Anglican, Reformed, and other Christian

Orthodox

Catholic, Lutheran**

I am the Lord your God

1

preface

1

1

You shall have no other gods before me

2

1

You shall not make for yourself an idol

2

2

You shall not make wrongful use of the name of your God

3

3

3

2

Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy

4

4

4

3

Honor your father and mother

5

5

5

4

You shall not murder*

6

6

6

5

You shall not commit adultery

7

7

7

6

You shall not steal***

8

8

8

7

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor

9

9

9

8

You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife

10

10

10

9

You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor

10

Notes:

*

The Roman Catholic Church uses the translation ‘kill’ (less specific) instead of ‘murder‘.[3]

**

Some Lutheran churches use a slightly different division of the Ninth and Tenth Commandments (9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house; 10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his workers, or his cattle, or anything that is your neighbor’s).[4]

***

Sources within Judaism assert that this is a reference to kidnapping, whereas Leviticus 19:11 is the Biblical reference banning the stealing of property. This understanding is based on the Talmudical hermeneutic known as דבר הלמד מעניינו/davar ha-lamed me-inyano, (lit. Something proved by the context), by which this must refer to a capital offense just as the previous two commandments refer to capital offenses.[5]

****

The “Talmudic Division” is the breakdown held by modern Judaism, and dates to at least the Third Century. The “Philonic Division”, which dates to the first century, is found in the writings of Philo and Josephus. They ended the first commandment after verse 3 and list the second commandment as verses 4-6, similar to most Protestants (non-Lutheran) and the Eastern Orthodox Church. .[6]

 

Classical Jewish interpretations

The arrangement of the commandments on the two tablets is interpreted in different ways in the classical Jewish tradition. Rabbi Hanina ben Gamaliel says that each tablet contained five commandments, “but the Sages say ten on one tablet and ten on the other”.[19] Because the commandments establish a covenant, it is likely that they were duplicated on both tablets. This can be compared to diplomatic treaties of Ancient Egypt, in which a copy was made for each party.[20]

According to the Talmud, the compendium of traditional Rabbinic Jewish law, tradition, and interpretation, the Biblical verse “the tablets were written on both their sides”[21], implies that the carving went through the full thickness of the tablets. The stones in the center part of some letters were not connected to the rest of the tablet, but they did not fall out. Moreover, the writing was also legible from both sides; it was not a mirror image of the text on the other side. The Talmud regards both phenomena as miraculous.[22]

Significance of the Decalogue

The Torah includes hundreds of commandments (generally enumerated in Rabbinic Judaism as 613 mitzvot), including the ten from the Decalogue. When compared to the whole canon of Jewish law, the Ten Commandments are not given any greater significance in observance or special status. In fact, when undue emphasis was being placed on them, their daily communal recitation was discontinued.[23] Jewish tradition does, however, recognize them as the ideological basis for the rest of the commandments; a number of works (starting with Rabbi Saadia Gaon) have made groupings of the commandments according to their links with the Ten Commandments.

The traditional Rabbinical Jewish belief is that the observance of these commandments and the other mitzvot are required solely of the Jewish people, and that the laws incumbent on humanity in general are outlined in the seven Noahide Laws (several of which overlap with the Ten Commandments). In the era of the Sanhedrin, transgressing any one of six of the Ten Commandments theoretically carried the death penalty,[24] though this was rarely enforced due to a large number of stringent evidentiary requirements imposed by the oral law.

Traditional division and interpretation

According to the Medieval Sefer ha-Chinuch, the first four statements concern the relationship between God and humans, while the next six statements concern the relationships between people. Rabbinic literature holds that the Ten Statements in fact contain 14 or 15 distinct instructions; see listing under Yitro (parsha).

  1. “I am the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before Me…”
    This commandment is to believe in the existence of God and His influence on events in the world [25], and that the goal of the redemption from Egypt was to become His servants (Rashi). It prohibits belief in or worship of any additional deities.
  2. “Do not make an image or any likeness of what is in the heavens above…”
    This prohibits the construction or fashioning of “idols” in the likeness of created things (beasts, fish, birds, people) and worshipping them.
  3. “Do not swear falsely by the name of the LORD…”
    This commandment is to never take the name of God in a vain, pointless or insincere oath.[26]
  4. “Remember [zachor] the Sabbath day and keep it holy” (the version in Deuteronomy reads shamor, “observe”)
    The seventh day of the week is termed Shabbat and is holy, just as God ceased creative activity during Creation. The aspect of zachor is performed by declaring the greatness of the day (kiddush), by having three festive meals, and by engaging in Torah study and pleasurable activities. The aspect of shamor is performed by abstaining from productive activity (39 melachot) on the Shabbat.
  5. “Honor your father and your mother…”
    The obligation to honor one’s parents is an obligation that one owes to God and fulfills this obligation through one’s actions towards one’s parents.
  6. “Do not murder”
    Murdering a human being is a capital sin.[27]
  7. “Do not commit adultery.”
    Adultery is defined as sexual intercourse between a man and a married woman who is not his wife.[26]
  8. “Do not steal.”
    According to Rashi, this is not understood as stealing in the conventional sense, since theft of property is forbidden elsewhere and is not a capital offense. In this context it is to be taken as “do not kidnap.”[26]
  9. “Do not bear false witness against your neighbor”
    One must not bear false witness in a court of law or other proceeding.
  10. “Do not covet your neighbor’s wife”
    One is forbidden to desire and plan how one may obtain that which God has given to another. Maimonides makes a distinction in codifying the laws between the instruction given here in Exodus (You shall not covet) and that given in Deuteronomy (You shall not desire), according to which one does not violate the Exodus commandment unless there is a physical action associated with the desire, even if this is legally purchasing an envied object.

Use in Jewish ritual

The Mishnah records that it was the practice, in the Temple, to recite the Ten Commandments every day before the reading of the Shema, but that this practice was abolished in the synagogues so as not to give ammunition to heretics who claimed that they were the only important part of Jewish law.

In the normal course of the reading of the Torah, the Ten Commandments are read twice a year: the Exodus version in parashat Yitro around January, and the Deuteronomy version in parashat Va’etchanan in August-September. In addition, the Exodus version constitutes the main Torah reading for the festival of Shavuot. It is widespread custom for the congregation to stand while they are being read.

In printed Bibles the Ten Commandments carry two sets of cantillation marks. The ta’am ‘elyon (upper accentuation), which makes each Commandment into a separate verse, is used for public Torah reading, while the ta’am tachton (lower accentuation), which divides the text into verses of more even length, is used for private reading or study. It is thought that these differences originally represented the difference between the customs of Eretz Yisrael and those of Babylonia.[citation needed] As it happens, the verse numbering in Christian Bibles follows the ta’am elyon while that in Jewish Bibles follows the ta’am tachton. In Jewish Bibles the references to the Ten Commandments are therefore 20:2–14 and 5:6–18.

Samaritan

The Samaritan Pentateuch varies in the ten commandments passages, both in that their Deuteronomical version of the passage is much closer to that in Exodus, and in the addition of a commandment on the sanctity of Mount Gerizim.

The text of the commandment follows:

And it shall come to pass when the Lord thy God will bring thee into the land of the Canaanites whither thou goest to take possession of it, thou shalt erect unto thee large stones, and thou shalt cover them with lime, and thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this Law, and it shall come to pass when ye cross the Jordan, ye shall erect these stones which I command thee upon Mount Gerizim, and thou shalt build there an altar unto the Lord thy God, an altar of stones, and thou shalt not lift upon them iron, of perfect stones shalt thou build thine altar, and thou shalt bring upon it burnt offerings to the Lord thy God, and thou shalt sacrifice peace offerings, and thou shalt eat there and rejoice before the Lord thy God. That mountain is on the other side of the Jordan at the end of the road towards the going down of the sun in the land of the Canaanites who dwell in the Arabah facing Gilgal close by Elon Moreh facing Shechem.[28]

Christianity

Christians believe that Jesus is the mediator of the New Covenant (see Hebrews 8:6). His famous sermon from a hill representing Mount Zion is considered by many Christian scholars to be the antitype [29] of the proclamation of the Ten Commandments (Old Covenant) by Moses from Mount Sinai.

 

 

Roman Catholic and Lutheran Christianity

The Lutheran (Protestant) and Roman Catholic division of the commandments both follow the one established by St. Augustine, following the then current synagogue scribal division. The first three commandments govern the relationship between God and humans, the fourth through eighth govern public relationships between people, and the last two govern private thoughts. For additional information on the Catholic understanding of the Ten Commandments, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1994), sections 2052–2557. References to the Catechism are provided below for each commandment as well as the interpretation used by Lutherans and Catholics. The following text is from Deuteronomy 5:6–5:21 NRSV

  1. “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and fourth generation of those who reject me, but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.”
    Catholic teaching distinguishes between dulia—paying honor, respect and veneration to saints and also indirectly to God through contemplation of objects such as paintings and statues—and latria— adoration directed to God alone. (See Catechism 2084–2141.)
  2. “You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.”
    This commandment prohibits not just swearing but also the misappropriation of religious language in order to commit a crime, participating in occult practices, and blaspheming against places or people that are holy to God. (See Catechism 2142–2167.)
  3. “Observe the sabbath day and keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. But the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God; you shall not do any work—you, or your son or your daughter, or your male or female slave, or your ox or your donkey, or any of your livestock, or the resident alien in your towns, so that your male and female slave may rest as well as you. Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm; therefore the LORD your God commanded you to keep the sabbath day.”
  4. “Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God commanded you, so that your days may be long and that it may go well with you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.”
    This commandment emphasizes the family as part of God’s design, as well as an extended metaphor that God uses for his relationship with his creation. (See Catechism 2197–2257.)
  5. “(Roman Catholic) You shall not kill / (Lutheran) You shall not murder”
    The right of states to execute criminals is not absolutely forbidden by this commandment. However, other methods of protecting society (incarceration, rehabilitation) are increasingly available and more in keeping with other Christian moral teaching. Catholics (along with many Lutherans) also consider abortion sinful and a violation of this commandment. War, if rigorous conditions of moral legitimacy are met (that is, the “use of arms must not produce evils and disorders graver than the evil to be eliminated”), is not a violation because “governments cannot be denied the right of lawful self-defense, once all peace efforts have failed.” (See Catechism 2258–2330.)
  6. “Neither shall you commit adultery.”
    Adultery is the breaking of the holy bond between husband and wife, and is thus a sacrilege. This commandment includes not just the act of adultery, but lust as well. (See Catechism 2331–2400.)
  7. “Neither shall you steal.”
    (See Catechism 2401–2463.)
  8. “Neither shall you bear false witness against your neighbor.”
    This commandment forbids misrepresenting the truth in relations with others. This also forbids lying. (See Catechism 2464–2513.)
  9. “Neither shall you covet your neighbor’s wife.”
    (See Catechism 2514–2533.)
  10. “Neither shall you desire your neighbor’s house, or field, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
    (See Catechism 2534–2557.)

The Commandments are seen as general “subject headings” for moral theology, in addition to being specific commandments in themselves. Thus, the commandment to honor father and mother is seen as a heading for a general rule to respect legitimate authority, including the authority of the state. The commandment not to commit adultery is traditionally taken to be a heading for a general rule to be sexually pure, the specific content of the purity depending, of course, on whether one is married or not. In this way, the Ten Commandments can be seen as dividing up all of morality.They are also to be seen as the most fundamental of guidance on how to achieve progress in meditation or prayer – the obvious example being that it would be difficult to consider a rising spirt when the heart was planning murder.

Protestant Christianity

There are many different denominations of Protestantism, and it is impossible to generalize in a way that covers them all. However, this diversity arose historically from fewer sources, the various teachings of which can be summarized, in general terms.

Lutherans, Reformed (Calvinists) and Anglicans, and Anabaptists all taught, and their descendants still predominantly teach, that the Ten Commandments have both an explicitly negative content, and an implied positive content. Besides those things that ought not to be done, there are things which ought not to be left undone. So that, besides not transgressing the prohibitions, a faithful abiding by the commands of God includes keeping the obligations of love. The ethic contained in the Ten Commandments and indeed in all of Scripture is, “Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and mind, and soul, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself”, and, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Ten Commandments, by Lucas Cranach the Elder.

Lutherans theorize that there is an antithesis between these two sides of the Word of God, the positive and the negative. Love and gratitude is a guide to those under the Gospel, and the prohibitions are for unbelievers and profane people. This antithesis between Law and Gospel runs through every ethical command, according to Lutheran understanding.

The Anabaptists have held that the commandments of God are the content of the covenant established through Christ: faith is faithfulness, and thus, belief is essentially the same thing as obedience.

Reformed and Anglicans have taught the abiding validity of the commandments, and call it a summation of the “moral law”, binding on all people. However, they emphasize the union of the believer with Christ – so that the will and power to perform the commandments does not arise from the commandment itself, but from the gift of the Holy Spirit. Apart from this grace, the commandment is only productive of condemnation, according to this family of doctrine.

Modern Evangelicalism, under the influence of dispensationalism, commonly denies that the commandments have any abiding validity as a requirement binding upon Christians; however, they contain principles which are beneficial to the believer. Dispensationalism is particularly emphatic about the dangers of legalism, and thus, in a distinctive way de-emphasizes the teaching of the law (see also antinomianism). Somewhat analogously, Pentecostalism and the Charismatic movement typically emphasizes the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and the freedom of the Christian from outward commandments, sometimes in antithesis to the letter of the Law. Quakers and Pietists have historically set themselves against the Law as a form of commandment binding on Christians, and have emphasized the inner guidance and liberty of the believer, so that the law is fulfilled not merely by avoiding what the Law prohibits, but by carrying out what the Spirit of God urges upon their conscience.

Typical Protestant view

For those Christians who believe that the Ten Commandments continue to be binding for Christians (see also Old Testament—Christian view of the Law), their negative and positive content can be summarized as follows.

Exodus 20:

Preface: vs 1–2
Implies the obligation to keep all of the commandments of God, in gratitude because of the abundance of his mercy.
Forbids ingratitude to God and denial that he is our God.
  1. vs 3
    Enjoins that God must be known and acknowledged to be the only true God, and our God; and, to worship him and to make him known as he has been made known to us.
    Forbids not worshiping and glorifying the true God as God, and as our God; and forbids giving worship and glory to any other, which is due to him alone.
  2. vs 4–6
    Requires receiving, observing, and keeping pure and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances as God has appointed; and zeal in resisting those who would corrupt worship; because of God’s ownership of us, and interest in our salvation.
    Prohibits the worshiping of God by images, or by confusion of any creature with God, or any other way not appointed in his Word. (According to the traditional presbyterian and reformed view, this commandment also prohibits any man-made inventions to worship, which formed a basis for their criticsm of Roman Catholic liturgies.)
  3. vs 7
    Enjoins a holy and a reverent use of God’s names, titles, attributes, ordinances, Word, and works.
    Forbids all abuse of anything by which God makes Himself known. Some Protestants, especially in the tradition of pacifism, read this Commandment as forbidding any and all oaths, including judicial oaths and oaths of allegiance to a government, noting that human weakness cannot foretell whether such oaths will in fact be vain.
  4. vs 8–11
    Requires setting apart to God such set times as are appointed in his Word. Many Protestants are increasingly concerned that the values of the marketplace do not dominate entirely, and deprive people of leisure and energy needed for worship, for the creation of civilized culture. The setting of time apart from and free from the demands of commerce is one of the foundations of a decent human society. See Sabbath.
    Forbids the omission, or careless performance, of the religious duties, using the day for idleness, or for doing that which is in itself sinful; and prohibits requiring of others any such omission, or transgression, on the designated day.
  5. vs 12
    The only commandment with explicitly positive content, rather than a prohibition; it connects all of the temporal blessings of God, with reverence for and obedience to authority, and especially for father and mother.
    Forbids doing anything against, or failing to give, the honor and duty which belongs to anyone, whether because they possess authority or because they are subject to authority.
  6. vs 13
    Requires all lawful endeavors to preserve our own life, and the life of others.
    Forbids taking away of our own life, or the life of our neighbor, unjustly (Just taking of life includes self-defense, executions by the magistrate and times of war.); and, anything that tends toward depriving life. By extension it condemns even verbal abuse and anger, as exmplified by Christ’s interpretation in the sermon on the mount.
  7. vs 14
    Enjoins protection of our own and our neighbor’s chastity, in heart, speech, and behavior.
    Forbids all unchaste thoughts, words, and actions.
  8. vs 15
    Requires a defense of all lawful things that further the wealth and outward estate of ourselves and others.
    Prohibits whatever deprives our neighbor, or ourselves, of lawfully gained wealth or outward estate.
  9. vs 16
    Requires the maintaining and promoting of truth between people, and of our neighbor’s good name and our own, especially in witness-bearing.
    Forbids whatsoever is prejudicial to truth, or injurious to our own, or our neighbor’s, good name.
  10. vs 17
    Enjoins contentment with our own condition, and a charitable attitude toward our neighbor and all that is his, being thankful for his sake that he has whatever is beneficial to him, as we are for those things that benefit us.
    Forbids discontent or envy, prohibits any grief over the betterment of our neighbor’s estate, and all inordinate desires to obtain for ourselves, or scheming to wrest for our benefit, anything that is his.

Islam

 

In Islam Moses (Musa) is venerated as one of the greatest prophets of God. However, Islam also teaches that the texts of the Torah and the Gospels have been corrupted from their divine originals over the years, due to carelessness and self-interest. Despite this purported corruption, messages from the Torah and the Gospels still coincide closely with certain verses in the Qur’an. This is by-and-large the case with the Ten Commandments. Consequently, despite the Ten Commandments not being explicitly mentioned in the Qur’an they are substantially similar to the following verses in the Qur’an (using Jewish numbering of the Commandments):

  1. “There is no other god beside God.” (Qur’an 47:19)
  2. “My Lord, make this a peaceful land, and protect me and my children from worshiping idols.” (Qur’an 14:35)
  3. “And make not Allah’s (name) an excuse in your oaths against doing good, or acting rightly, or making peace between persons; for Allah is One Who heareth and knoweth all things.” (Qur’an 2:224) This quranic verse is not entirely analogous to the Old Testament’s “You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God…” Verse 2:224 is explained by the Prophet Muhammad as: “If anyone takes a solemn oath [that he would do or refrain from doing such-and such a thing], and thereupon realizes that something else would be a more righteous course, then let him do that which is more righteous, and let him break his oath and then atone for it” (Bukhari and Muslim; and other variants of the same Tradition in other compilations).
  4. “O you who believe, when the Congregational Prayer (Salat Al-Jumu`ah) is announced on Friday, you shall hasten to the commemoration of GOD, and drop all business.” (Qur’an 62:9)
    The Sabbath was relinquished with the revelation of the Quran. Muslims are told in the Quran that the Sabbath was only decreed for the Jews. (Qur’an 16:124) God, however, ordered Muslims to make every effort and drop all businesses to attend the congregational (Friday) prayer. The Submitters may tend to their business during the rest of the day.
  5. “….and your parents shall be honoured. As long as one or both of them live, you shall never (even) say to them, “Uff” (the slightest gesture of annoyance), nor shall you shout at them; you shall treat them amicably.” (Qur’an 17:23)
  6. “….anyone who murders any person who had not committed murder or horrendous crimes, it shall be as if he murdered all the people.” (Qur’an 5:32)
  7. “You shall not commit adultery; it is a gross sin, and an evil behaviour.” (Qur’an 17:32)
  8. “They shall not steal.” (Al-Mumtahanah 60: 12) and “The thief, male or female, you shall mark their hands as a punishment for their crime, and to serve as an example from God. God is Almighty, Most Wise.” (Qur’an 5:38)
  9. “Do not withhold any testimony by concealing what you had witnessed. Anyone who withholds a testimony is sinful at heart.” (Qur’an 2:283)
  10. “And do not covet what we bestowed upon any other people. Such are temporary ornaments of this life, whereby we put them to the test. What your Lord provides for you is far better, and everlasting.” (Qur’an 20:131)

It can also be noted that in the 17th chapter, “Al-Israa” (“The Night Journey”), verses [Qur’an 17:22], the Qur’an provides a set of moral stipulations which are “among the (precepts of) wisdom, which thy Lord has revealed to thee” that can be reasonably categorised as ten in number. According to S. A. Nigosian, Professor of religious studies at the University of Toronto, these resemble the Ten Commandments in the Bible and “represents the fullest statement of the code of behavior every Muslim must follow”. [30] It should be noted however, that these verses are not regarded by Islamic scholars as being somehow set apart from any other moral stipulations in the Qur’an, nor are they regarded as a substitute, replacement or abrogation of some other set of commandments as found in the previous revelations.

  1. Worship only God: Take not with Allah another object of worship; or thou (O man!) wilt sit in disgrace and destitution. (17:22)
  2. Be kind, honourable and humble to one’s parents: Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour. (17:23) And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: “My Lord! bestow on them thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood.” (17:24)
  3. Be neither miserly nor wasteful in one’s expenditure: And render to the kindred their due rights, as (also) to those in want, and to the wayfarer: But squander not (your wealth) in the manner of a spendthrift. (17:26) Verily spendthrifts are brothers of the Evil Ones; and the Evil One is to his Lord (himself) ungrateful. (17:27) And even if thou hast to turn away from them in pursuit of the Mercy from thy Lord which thou dost expect, yet speak to them a word of easy kindness. (17:28) Make not thy hand tied (like a niggard’s) to thy neck, nor stretch it forth to its utmost reach, so that thou become blameworthy and destitute. (17:29)
  4. Do not engage in ‘mercy killings’ for fear of starvation: Kill not your children for fear of want: We shall provide sustenance for them as well as for you. Verily the killing of them is a great sin. (17:31)
  5. Do not commit adultery: Nor come nigh to adultery: for it is a shameful (deed) and an evil, opening the road (to other evils). (17:32)
  6. Do not kill unjustly: Nor take life – which Allah has made sacred – except for just cause. And if anyone is slain wrongfully, we have given his heir authority (to demand qisas or to forgive): but let him not exceed bounds in the matter of taking life; for he is helped (by the Law). (17:33)
  7. Care for orphaned children: Come not nigh to the orphan’s property except to improve it, until he attains the age of full strength…(17:34)
  8. Keep one’s promises: …fulfil (every) engagement [i.e. promise/covenant], for (every) engagement will be enquired into (on the Day of Reckoning). (17:34)
  9. Be honest and fair in one’s interactions: Give full measure when ye measure, and weigh with a balance that is straight: that is the most fitting and the most advantageous in the final determination. (17:35)
  10. Do not be arrogant in one’s claims or beliefs: And pursue not that of which thou hast no knowledge; for every act of hearing, or of seeing or of (feeling in) the heart will be enquired into (on the Day of Reckoning). (17:36) Nor walk on the earth with insolence: for thou canst not rend the earth asunder, nor reach the mountains in height. (17:37)

Analogues in other traditions

In atheist Soviet Union the Moral Code of the Builder of Communism had many notions much resembling the Ten Commandments.

 

        Whilst Kabbalists concede a correlation between the “Ten Commandments” and the Sefirot, there are several variances of opinion regarding the exact attribution of the Commandments to the Sefirot. To date there is still no universally acknowledged set of attributions. Most would simply place the Ten Commandments in their exact order from Keter to Malchut, whilst others have arranged them around the Tree of Life in accordance with some reasoned pattern.

 

        Now, before one might find correlations between the Ten Commandments and the ten Sefirot, one should consider exactly what comprises the Ten Commandments. You might think this should be quite obvious, since they are listed in Exodus 20, but this is indeed no easy matter. There are differences of opinion as to exactly what constitutes each commandment. For example, for the majority of Jews the first three Commandments (which amongst esotericists would correspond to the first three Sefirot) are:

 

        Commandment 1: “I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.”

 

        Commandment 2: “Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any manner of likeness, of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; thou shalt not bow down unto them, nor serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me; and showing mercy unto the thousandth generation of them that love Me and keep My commandments.”

 

        Commandment 3: “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain.”

 

Compare these three to ONE of the sets of Commandments to be found in mainstream Christianity (Roman Catholic):

 

        Commandment 1: “I am the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any manner of likeness, of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; thou shalt not bow down unto them, nor serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me; and showing mercy unto the thousandth generation of them that love Me and keep My commandments.”

 

        Commandment 2: “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain.”

 

        Commandment 3: “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.”

 

Consider further that there are not only these differences of opinion regarding the Ten Commandments between Judaism and Christianity, but that there are equally serious differences on this very topic between Roman Catholics and Protestant Christians, and even amongst the protestant factions. The main “commandment” here would seem to be “Thou shalt agree not to agree,” and I am sure you can imagine how difficult it is in this situation for an uninformed readership to ascertain the “correct” (?) attributions of the Ten Commandments to the Sefirot. Here, for what it is worth, are the more generally accepted correlations to be found in “traditional Kabbalah”:

 

 

        1.    Keter    –    “I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.”

 

        2.    Chochmah    –    “Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any manner of likeness, of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; thou shalt not bow down unto them, nor serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me; and showing mercy unto the thousandth generation of them that love Me and keep My commandments.”

 

        3.    Binah    –    “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain.

 

        4.    Chesed    –    “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work; but the seventh day is a sabbath unto the Lord thy God, in it thou shalt not do any manner of work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested on the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”

 

        5.    Gevurah    –    Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

 

        6.    Tiferet    –    “Thou shalt not murder.”

 

        7.    Netzach    –    “Thou shalt not commit adultery.”

 

        8.    Hod    –    “Thou shalt not steal.”

 

        9.    Yesod    –    “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

 

      10.    Malchut    –    “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house; thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.”

 

In perusing these attributes, considered “positive forces,” keep in mind that one should also consider the associated ten “negative forces” represented by the ten “plagues.” These are linked to the Sefirot in reverse order to the “positive forces,” that is to start with the first plague linked with Malchut and the tenth, the “death of the first born,” associated with Keter.

Jesus and the Constitution
by
Thomas Saunders

Introduction:

Several years ago I became a Gnostic Bishop in a small church based in Colorado, which eventually disbanded. My credentials as Bishop remain, and my interest in religion lies in disclosing Sethian Christianity. My current and past function in religion has been research to disclose the ‘language’ of the Sethian texts, and I have authored several revealing documents, including a Gnostic Glossary. I nearly have a book written, which discloses many secrets of Sethian Christianity.

Recently I became a member of the Board of Directors for the Congress Against Racism and Corruption in Law Enforcement. www.carlce.us I founded the Bill of Attainder Project in the ’90’s, and over the past couple of years I have served on the Board of Directors of the National Judicial Conduct Disability Law Project. www.njcdlp.org I have been an active political and social activist all my 60 years. In 1980 I worked for Clarence M. Pendleton, at the San Diego Urban League. Clarence, who used to call me “Uncle Tom,” became the first Commissioner, for the Commission on Civil Rights during the Reagan era. I am currently supporting my friend Byron De Lear, running for Congress in Missouri.

Over the years I might have picked up a few things about ‘rights.’ This essay is the first time most of my colleagues in the ‘civil liberties’ organizations learn that the “Law of the Land” principle, can be outlined as Word, in the Christian sense.

In preparation for two upcoming Congressional Bills, HB 1955, and SB 1959, I wrote an explanation of the way the Constitution can be used to define a protected American ‘right.’ I wrote this essay to use to define American rights in a way that cannot be ignored by Christians or politicians…. “The Philosophy of American Rights, (Defining the Law of the Land)” defines the method by establishing the ten rights…

1. Protection from laws that plunder life, liberty, and property, both individual and collective.
2. The right to security in your home, family, and papers.
3. The right of free speech, and free expression.
4. The right to be free from unreasonable searches.
5. The safety net of judicial warrant requirements, and habeas corpus.
6. The right of free assembly, and association.
7. The right to a trial by a jury of your peers in a system of due process.
8. Reasonable bail and recourse for false arrest, and the right to redress grievances.
9. Protection from cruel and unusual punishment.
10. The right to own private property over the right of the ‘government’ to ‘steal’ it.

The method used to establish a “Law of the Land” right is outlined for the protection of religious freedom below. I have also shown this same “Law of the Land” principle in the area of Predatory Lending Laws, “Predatory Lending.” In the texts of “Philosophy of American Rights,” and “Lending” I do not use Sethian Christian references. In the case of American ‘freedom of religion,’ I find disclosing the Sethian connection desirable. I am certainly practicing my own religion, and using the Constitution, and Jesus to do it. I also show a link to early Jewish and Christian religion available in Ben Franklin’s time that cannot be ignored. Enjoy.

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Freedom of Religion is protected by the clause in the First Amendment forbidding the formation of a national religion. “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;”

This ‘right’ comes in the form of a protection. There are some recent examples of different Evangelicals being indicted for proselytizing in Faith Based Initiative programs. I would argue that the Faith Based Initiate program in general is an attempt to establish a religious foundation dedicated to an Evangelical attempt to directly or indirectly subvert the Constitution. Not only that but Faith Based Initiative programs are run so the organizations that get the benefits, also contribute to the ‘hand that feeds them’ the GOP, and I see this as pure corruption. It is like “Money Lenders” in the ‘Temple.’

The “Law of the Land” standard of defining a right in American law is to pair the Constitutional protection or mandate with case law, or ‘Acts,’ listed in the United States Code which establishes ‘stare decisis’ in regard to the particular issue. By this “Law of the Land” standard it is shown that Congress and the Courts are obligated to protect that right.

‘A Law of the Land’ right is one that can be established so that…
A judge who violates the Constitution, is by law committing treason…a judge does not fully comply with the Constitution, then his orders are void, in re: Sawyer, 124 U.S. 200 (1888), he/she is without jurisdiction, & he/she has engaged in an act or acts of Treason. The point of aligning both Constitutional mandates, and case law is to establish rights, which can be seen as ‘Law of the Land’ rights, that it would be treason for a judge to deny.

If Jesus were to read the Constitution, how would he use it?

I don’t know if I want to call the Constitution Holy, and equal to Sethian Christian scripture. I do know if I showed the Constitution to Jesus and the Apostles, and speaking Aramaic could explain the relationship to it and the Monad, and monadology, they would understand it in those terms. The study of the Sethian methods, and scripture reveals how to use a ‘Gnostic’ or Pythagorean device like the Constitution.

The Founding Fathers were all well educated men and very familiar with the leading scientists of the day. Benjamin Franklin, and Gottfried Leibniz, were known associates in France. Leibniz, is the scientist responsible for putting the term ‘Monadology” into modern science. It is the study of the Monad, which separates Sethian Christianity from the mainstream Orthodoxy of Irenaeus, Hippolytus, and Tertullian. These are the Church Fathers who claim they are in the Apostolic Lineage with Polycarp according to some early Christians and modern Evangelicals.

Irenaeus, Tertullian, and Hippolytus, all wrote about bits and pieces of the monadic structure, and Gnostic philosophy, in their extant works. We know with certainty that Jesus, Pythagoreans, Hermetics, Zoroastrians, Benjamin Franklin, and Gottfried Leibniz, knew and studied a form of ‘Monadology.’ We (Gnostic scholars, and thousands of Gnostic students) also know that this form of study was gleaned from the Chinese philosophy of the Tai Chi. (My discovery) In fact, the Tai Chi, and the Pythagorean, and Sethian systems are almost identical. In effect if the Constitution were not in this ‘form’ the ‘Law of the Land’ standard for defining ‘rights’ would not be possible. Jesus would understand this ‘exactly.’

In Sethian Christianity, Jesus is the Monad, and that means ‘Word’ exactly as it is read in the “Gospel of John.” Monad in effect is the Christian form of Chi, as it is related in works by Fung Yu-Lan, the great Chinese historian, documented by Princeton’s “The History of Chinese Philosophy.” In effect, the monadic structure of the Constitution, makes it possible to show the document in the same paradigm as the Sethian Christian, ‘monadology,’ or the Chinese Tai Chi. Maybe, Leibniz, and Franklin, were familiar with the passage from the “Oracles of Zoroaster”……

“25. The Monad first existed, and the Paternal Monad still subsists.
26. When the Monad is extended, the Dyad is generated.
27. And beside Him is seated the Dyad which glitters with intellectual sections,
to govern all things and to order everything not ordered.
28. The Mind of the Father said that all things should be cut into Three, whose
Will assented, and immediately all things were so divided.
29. The Mind of the Eternal Father said into Three, governing all things by Mind.
30. The Father mingled every Spirit from this Triad.
31. All things are supplied from the bosom of this Triad.
32. All things are governed and subsist in this Triad
33. For thou must know that all things bow before the Three Supernals.
34. From thence floweth forth the Form of the Triad, being preexistent; not the
first Essence, but that whereby all things are measured.
35. And there appeared in it Virtue and Wisdom, and multiscient Truth.
36. For in each World shineth the Triad, over which the Monad ruleth.”

The “Three Supernals” is perhaps a reference to the Kabbalah, but probably refers to the state of Tripartite, in Gnostic terms. It is highly significant that the “Oracles” link both the Jewish Kabala, with Sethian Christian scripture. The Sethian method of using the Monad may well be an early version of the Kabala.

The “Oracles of Zoroaster are linked to Sethian Christianity by reference in another part of the ‘Oracles’ text to the word..

Sabaoth: Earthly form of Yaldaboath, (begetter of the Heavens)… “truth which is the power of Sabaoth the Good which is in thy material body – that is the truth which sprouted from the earth.” ( See; “Pistis Sophia”) Also a form relating to Deity. ”SHBOH, meaning The Seven.” (See; ”The Chaldæan Oracles of Zoroaster.” Edited and revised by Sapere Aude. [William Wynn Westcott] With an introduction by L. O. [Percy Bullock] [1895]. See also; “Origin of The World,” and ”The Testimony of Truth.”) Mary, the mother, again further interpreteth the same scripture from the meeting of herself with Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptizer, thy mother, and Elizabeth, mother of John, whom I have met. ‘Grace’ then is the power of Sabaoth in me, which went forth out of me, which thou art. Thou hast had mercy on the whole race of men. ‘Truth’ on the other hand is the power in Elizabeth, which is John, who did come and hath made proclamation concerning the way of Truth, which thou art,–who hath made proclamation before thee.” (”The Pistis Sophia,” Chapter 61.)

‘Saboath,’ simply does not exist in any other literature outside those texts which are common to Sethian Christianity, which dates from the time the Alexandrian Church was formed by Peter, Mark, Pantaenus, Basilides, Barnabus, and others in the very first years of post crucifixion Christianity. Leibniz, and Franklin probably knew nothing about Sethians, except what they learned by ‘legend.’ The Freemasons have ‘legends’ about a ‘mystery’ religion, beyond that, nobody until 1947 knew anything about ‘Sethians’ except they are heretics according to the ‘Church.’ (Hyppolitus, Irenaeus, and Tertulian, all made stuff up, not all of it, but way too much to be credible today. )

Like the Tai Chi, the Monadology, or sequence is connected by a generative force called ‘Chi’ or ‘Word’ which also means ‘energy.’ We cannot know if Leibniz, or Franklin knew about the Tai Chi, or if they really understood, the available information about the Monad, at the time this information was limited. In Leibniz’s theory of the Monad, only ‘matter’ is mentioned. If he had mentioned ‘spirit’ he might have been declared a ‘heretic’ by the ‘Church’ which could be fatal at the time. Franklin or Leibniz would have to be connected to the ‘Oracles’ to prove they may have understood anything Sethian. They must have gotten the Pythagorean, because the Constitution, works with the theory….

Leibniz claimed the Monad an element of matter, and unit of science, there is no mention of Jesus, or Spirit concerning the Leibniz theory. But some claim that the U.S. Constitution was written under the conditions of Divine influence. Perhaps this is true in more ways than we now know. In my own opinion the Constitution should be treated with a great deal of respect in concern with the Gnostic ideology. I treat it like it has a Divine influence.
One of the main characteristics of Gnostic writing is organizing and using sets, like the triad of Judicial, Legislative, and Executive. In the Constitution these establishments of the trilogy are interlocked as to their function. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in Sethian Christianity have identical meanings, and utility. This function is ‘glued’ by the understanding of an underlying philosophy in Gnosticism, the Monadology, which is like Chi to the Chinese. In the Sethian teaching the underlying ‘spirit’ is Jesus.

This union of Monad, and inclusive sets, means that a provision or mandate stated in one part of the document, must apply to the whole. This would comply to the Pythagorean, and Sethian Christian philosophy in regard to the underlying influence of the “Word,” e.g. the natural ordering power of Wisdom. (See; “The Gospel of Thomas, and Christian Wisdom,” by Stevan Davis, Bardic Press, (2005). Certain units in a monadic set, or a set in the Tai Chi, have inherent functions as to the whole.

The monadic sequence has a particular ‘flow’ like electrons flowing through a parallel electric circuit. Units in the set are a synergy or gestalt. The last unit in a monadic set is the ‘gender’ unit which can create the direction of the flow, in the complex Gnostic dualities involved in monadic sets. The way the Sethian sets work is the ‘Word’ is always first, denoting the Word of God, i.e. Sophia, Law, Holy Spirit, Logos, Wisdom, and other synonymous words.

The last unit of a monadic set generates change, or adheres to convention according to purpose and utility, and this is referred to as the gender principle in Hermetic lore…

“The Principle of Gender: Gender is in everything; everything has its masculine and feminine principle; Gender manifests on all planes. This postulates the idea that gender, especially the feminine, or negative pole in duality is actually the pole where new forms of energy are manifested.”(Kybalion)

The Founding Fathers would have understood the ‘principle’ of maintaining balance with a triad of the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative branches of government.

If we extend the triad of Executive, Judicial and Legislative powers to a tetrad we can construct, Word (Law), Executive, Judicial, Legislative, or Executive, Judicial, Legislative, and People, or Body. The tetrad is like the duad in that there is a great deal of polarity between the units. The Pentad shows a balance or harmony of the American people that was meant to be kept by using the device of the Constitution.

The pentad showing the best ‘set’ for American balance and harmony would be ‘Word (Law), Executive, Judicial, Legislative, and the Body, or mass of American people. ‘Law’ in this case is the Monad, and this is based upon the Constitution as the primary force in the set. The ‘Body’ or people in this set is in the ‘gender’ position which means that ‘people’ in this paradigm are the balancing factor in the way the ‘machine’ is to function.

Many would see this present government in terms of ‘Law, Judicial, Legislative, Body/People, and the Executive as the gender or changing factor. The people should always be in this guiding position. For the Gnostic, the Body, is like the monadic set of; Word, Self, Family, City, Country, World, Universe, Pleroma. (meaning ‘All.’). The Gnostic ‘self’ seeks balance in the formation of this set, as it represents his environment, or “Kenoma.” I think it is safe to say since the monadic paradigm of the Constitution shows this, Jesus would see it immediately.

In short, it is not likely Jesus could endorse ignoring the United States Constitution, as a Christian tool that creates freedom for everyone. I also see the absolute irony that the Constitution was designed to help resurrect a ‘lost’ Christianity, an that (probably by accident) shows the Word of God, as being a heuristic philosophical device, used by Jesus and the Apostles. My advice to Christians as a Gnostic Bishop is to learn the Constitution like a Holy Sword, be a good Christian, and be a good American.

The imperialist influence of the American Executive, has tried to hijack the Constitutional protections which they have sworn by “Oath” to protect. In the name of Jesus, please learn how to define a “Law of the Land” right, and teach your Congressmen.