Sunday, 17 July 2016

The Great Commission and the Divine Light (Father James)

Father James is a character from the novel 2077: Knights of Peace

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:16-20

Image result for pen and paperThe submission to Christ of the world’s religions and denominations, which we now realize had been proceeding intermittently through the post-Renaissance centuries and before, sometimes quietly, sometimes noisily, became peacefully explicit and global in the months and years following my epiphany, the break up of Baroqo and the end of my non-belief. The world’s mystics, prophets and leaders of all faiths in all nations received similar epiphanies over the subsequent decades

That this was the work of some heavenly agency was apparent to all the religious leaders and there was at the top level no resentment among even the non-Christian religions, the ones who had received epiphanies or been close to those who had. It was to them clearly the work of the loving God through the power of the Holy Spirit. Yet to the bulk of the Moslems, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists, being more remote from  the divine aurora which had descended on humanity, there were still vestiges of resentment and confusion as the rituals, liturgies and cultures of the non-Christian belief systems adjusted  to the reality of a single loving God explicitly and unmistakably incarnate in humankind. 

It was therefore decided by the ecumenical leaders that this healing manifestation of the third member of the Holy Trinity – that is, the Holy Spirit – be called the Divine Light and that the human institution for dispensing and distributing the healing of humanity be called the Monastery of Divine Light rather than the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. The monks, both Christian and Buddhist,  were renamed Hermit Sages. Although for the Christians this also demanded some adjustment it was of course a less difficult one. 

The MDL has indeed been successful, with monasteries in Shanghai and on Mars. There is still progress to be made but God must be rejoicing in the fruits of the suffering endured two thousand years ago while incarnate in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Lord forgive us if we have offended in any way against the Holy Spirit by naming this particular manifestation of it the Divine Light.

Click  here for the cumulative writings of Father James.