“You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” ( John 8:31)
“All truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed, then it is violently attacked, then it is held to be self-evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
First of all, the reader must have an open mind, willing to do a little philosophical mind play and not be solidified into narrow beliefs. You must first be OPEN to truth before you can see it.
What exactly is “truth?” Is all truth “subjective,” or is it “relative,” as some claim, or does there exist absolute, unerring, “objective” or absolute truth about ourselves, God, the world and the entire universe?
Now, “subjective truth” refers to a personal or relative truth, such as a dream, witnessd miracle or spiritual experience. This is basically a personal opinion or “belief.” There are really almost 7 billion differring beliefs and opinions walking the face of the planet currently.
Why should you have an opinionated “belief” when you can, instead, know, with evidence? What kind of evidence is sufficient enough for you? Is some faith required, or do you need absolute, empirical “proof”?
“Objective truth” is an unbiased truth. It is often used to mean Ultimate Truth.
An absolute truth, sometimes called a universal truth, is an unalterable and permanent fact.
Well, let this prophet first succinctly state this: Truth is God.
Ninety-five percent of what you all need to know about God is pretty straightforward and simple:
God is Love.
Therefore, divine unconditional love is absolute Truth, is unchanging and eternal and this has been verified by the several million who have had a Near-Death Experience in the modern era.
Is there any scientific evidence for the existence of a Creator? Yes, there certainly is.
Now, the dictionary defines truth roughly as follows:
“A ‘fact’ that has been verified.”
“Conformity to reality or actuality.”
The opposite of Truth is, of course, falsehood; a lie or an untruth, something true prophets and angels despise. You will never find this prophet lying about his spiritual experiences or visions. In fact, the whole point of being a prophet is to find, tell and proclaim truth, how ever it may hurt or cause discomfort, or how it may contradict narrow interpretations of ancient, revealed scriptures.
Unfortunately not all will “believe” in this truth when it is proclaimed, as evidenced by what Jesus in the Gospel of John said,
“Because I tell you the truth, you do not believe me. Which of you convinceth me of sin? Why do you not believe me when I tell you the truth? Those who are of God hear God's words; you do not believe me because you are not of God.”
Now, much of the New Testament was written by Paul, and most Churches quote from Paul's letters MORE than from Jesus of the Gospels. Yet Paul admits he was a “liar for the Lord.”
“If through my falsehood God's truthfulness abounds to His glory, why am I still being condemned as a sinner?” (Romans 3:7)
“Be that as it may, I have not been a burden to you. Yet, crafty (panourgos) fellow that I am, I caught you by trickery!” (2 Corinthians 12:16)
Yet Christians, pastors and priests takes Paul's letters and words as “gospel truth.”
The fact is, Paul contradicts Jesus of the gospels and corresponding teachings on approximately 25 different points.
Can there be Truth found on earth and within humans? Well, Jesus stated the following, according to the Gospel of John,
“I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes by the Father but by me.”
The above passage does not mean that worship of the name of “Jesus” is the only way to God in the afterlife, as so many Christians believe. One attains to ascension on earth as well as in the heavenly realms after death by emulating the love of Jesus.
What then, in reality, does the above statement actually mean? It means the Jesus the Christ of the gospels attained to what is known as “Christ-consciousness,” where his very soul, personality, thoughts, deeds and character were perfectly aligned to Divine Will.
In other words, what he really meant, phrased differently is the following:
“No one attains to universal attunement to the Oneness, essence and Presence of God the Father – the omnipresent Life Force behind all of Creation – while still living in the flesh, but by the Consciousness I have attained to.”
Now, millions of fundamentalist Christians believe whole-heartedly that the “Holy Bible” as compiled centuries ago is somehow the “inerrant word of God,” that it is absolute truth, and they read much of it literally, as opposed to reading it spiritually or metaphysically.
This belief exists in spite of the fact that an incredible amount of contradictions, absurdities and historical errors are contained within this book, which in actuality is not one book, but rather a collection of 66 separate books written over many centuries.
Now, I suggest the Christian reader be not too offended by the author's proclamation that the whole Bible as compiled is NOT the direct, inerrant word of God. You should have reason, using an open mind, properly discerning “true” from “false,” as your own Bible states:
We should “reason together.” (Isaiah 1:18) and,
“He who hates correction will die.” (Proverbs 15:10) and,
“Open to reason.” (James 3:17 RSV)
Many Christians are told that they should not doubt the Bible, for if they do they are being “led astray.” Those who limit God to a single book, regardless of how great that book may be, are limiting the power of God to reveal Himself/Herself to any culture or religion, at any time, such as the modern era. Yet the bulk of Christians refuse to accept any “new” prophets or revelation of divine truths, perceiving that God stopped revealing in the first century with the compilation of the Holy Bible. Similarly, 99.9% of Muslims believe that revelation was finished for all time with the Holy Quran in the seventh century C.E.
This prophet is proclaiming that while there does, in fact, exist much truth in the Holy Bible, there exist as well errors, many contradictions and some fictional mythology. This does NOT mean, however, that we should discard the entire book as compiled, thereby “throwing the baby out with the bath water.” This is not an “either/or” pursuit.
With modern scientific evidence and revelation, we can correctly surmise that reincarnation – not resurrection of the body at the end of time as the Bible explains
– is a more correct divine Truth. Furthermore, the idea of “soul sleep” as taught by many religionists who base their beliefs on the Bible, is not correct nor Truth. God is a God of the living, not the dead. We, in fact, immediately come alive after physical death, entering the heavenly/spirit realms or, for some, hellish realms between incarnations.
Now, with modern scientific revelation, contrary to what Genesis of the Bible teaches, we now know quite convincingly with overwhelming evidence that the earth is 4.55 billion years old and not 6,000 years old, as suggested by the linked genealogies from Adam and Eve contained within it. This is a very great discrepancy in age.
In addition, with modern science we can clearly establish that the Noah’s flood story was only mythology, perhaps designed to give moral teaching, and not literal truth or a factual and historical event. There was no worldwide flood which covered the entire planet, covering all the mountains, including Mount Everest. This is a scientific impossibility and there is no evidence suggesting a global flood occurring in the distant past. There may have been localized flooding in various parts of the world, however. How could have the Ark held enough food for all the animals for a year's worth of supply? Where did all the water come from? Where did it go?
With the profound revelation of the modern Near-Death Experience, we can correctly surmise that we do, in fact, come alive immediately after death and that there does exist an afterlife. No longer should there be much speculation concerning this matter. This means that “soul sleep,” as taught by some Biblical religions such as the Jehovah's Witnesses, is not divine reality, or truth. Therefore we can conclude that Biblical passages indicating a soul sleep concept are untrue.
Now, it is understandable that this prophet may be challenging – or threatening – the very core belief systems of many readers who may first come across this material.
The bizarre doctrine of inflicting eternal punishment on persons for having the wrong “beliefs” has caused much suffering by “bad acting Christians” and Muslims with millions of deaths throughout the past 2,000 years. I strongly suggest having an open mind concerning matters of Truth.
Now, do you realize that by formulating your beliefs by essentially worshiping a 2,000-year-old book, you are engaging in idol-worship, or bibliolatry, which all the ancient prophets condemned? The Bible or Quran is not “God.” Therefore, listen and understand: just because something is “in the Bible” does not necessarily make it some absolute truth.
Many generations of zealots have rewritten, added to and adjusted the Bible along the way to suit their own private hidden agendas. “Well, the Bible says so, therefore it must be true!"
Will you be cast into an eternal hell for believing “wrongly,” and is God cruel enough to do such a thing to His/Her own created children? How can a loving God do such a thing?
Buddha told his followers not to “believe” anything he told them. Rather, he told them to experience and find out for themselves, which requires a turning inward through meditation. In this prophet’s view, Buddhism - while not a religion that teaches the concept of a Creator God - is in many ways a valid spiritual path, since it involves personal experience towards enlightenment and spiritual seeking internally. It also requires effort on the seeker’s part, which is something many seekers are unwilling to endure. Remarkably, Buddhist philosophy is almost identical to Christian Gnosticism. If you chose to follow the Buddhist path, you can always keep a belief in Jesus and God intact.
What is the Truth, according to Buddhism? The following are the so-called Four Noble "Truths:”
1. Life means suffering.
2. The origin of suffering is attachment.
3. The cessation of suffering is attainable.
4. The path to the cessation of suffering.
So, if the Holy Bible - in its entirety - is not actually the absolute Truth, as many fanatically believe, is there a source for this Truth for the average seeker?
It is the gospel 21st century Daniel teaches that indeed there IS a way to find this ultimate truth, but it will not be in the Bible, Quran, Vedas, Upanishads, Gita or even my writings. Rather, instead of blindly “believing,” as most Christians are taught to do, or following particular doctrine and dogmas, one must turn inward, engage in meditation, concentration and contemplation such as yogis do in India, or Buddhists do in the East within monasteries.
True spirituality and the turning inward, which understandably may take years or even decades to accomplish, is truly the only effective way to know ultimate Truth once and for all.
This author has in fact found the Truth about himself and his own divine identity, origins, past life and future destiny by this inward spiritual growth from focused meditation lasting several years, 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, until what is called “enlightenment” or “Self-realization" through a process of mysticism that was reached by the age of 28. (Rather than “ego,” this self-declaration requires humility.)
Lack of enlightenment, on the other hand, comes from the inability of most to think for themselves and not through lack of intellect, but lack of courage. Fear itself is the great limiter to finding the Truth about oneself.
Do you not realize that Jesus the Christ of the Bible was not the only one in history to attain to the Truth? There were other famous masters such as Buddha, Mithra, Krishna, Toth, Zues
, etc. and there are actually many masters living today in the 21st century.
It may sound like the author is bragging about his spiritual attainment, but I assure you this is not the case; that he has attained to Yoga or “union” with Divine essence by ascending to angelic consciousness, reaching “personal truth,” effectively becoming a “trinitized” Son of God.
What this means is that all traces of “delusion” or falsities, false or destructive perceptions of self and the external world were eliminated through a tough and rigorous process of suffering, purification and conquering of lower self, with the end result fusion with the Creator’s omnipresent essence, aligning to divine will. It did NOT require being “perfect” in character since birth, being born of a virgin or following any religious ritual or doctrine.
Now, does this make the author somehow “omniscient?” Actually, no. I perceive that this may be next to impossible while still existing in the flesh, since incarnating Omniscience would overload the mind and physical body, which is limited by time and space in the third dimension. However, the author can claim, like Daniel of the Bible, that “no mystery is too difficult” for me. That is to say, I am consciously aware of my limitations, but with the proper mental discernment I have attained to, it is easy to “see truth as it was meant to be.”
Incarnated angels are embodied fingers of the divine, yet they are not “God” or omniscient, but they can be extremely wise and intelligent, with the ability to receive heavenly knowledge, visions and prophecies directly from the upper realms and dimensions.
While this author has indeed attained to “personal truth,” he cannot claim to have discovered “absolute truth” necessarily, since this can only apply to the Most High Creator, and glimpses of it can be seen in most of the revealed religions of the world, various enlightened masters and many scriptures.
So beware of any person, religion or Church that claims to know the whole, “absolute truth” about everything, especially if using and interpreting limiting, narrow, revealed scriptures such as the Bible or Quran.
Remember that there are 38,000 different Christian denominations worldwide, most based on the “Holy Bible” as it was compiled centuries ago, with most claiming to have found the “only” path to God or the heavenly realm, with the others going to “hell.”.
The divine reality is that there are infinite paths to the “only way,” and the “way” or path I followed prior to awakening will not necessarily be the only correct path for everyone on the planet, but the end result is the same.
The morality of mankind (choosing right from wrong), is based on the concept of our truth. Contrary to what most religious types claim, this prophet is declaring that there can be no “one-size-fits-all” morality that can be applied or imposed onto all world cultures and nations. There will never be a “one world religion.”
Now, obviously, there is a string of moral truth, sometimes called “right and wrong,” which can be discerned throughout the major religions and within human nature. The Golden Rule is one of these strings of truth. "Do unto others as you would have done unto yourselves."
It is almost common sense to observe that most children eight years old and older are mature enough to know the basics of discerning the difference between right and wrong. Actions like lying, stealing, physically harming, etc., are things most matured children intuitively know are “wrong.”
Universalism is a doctrine claiming universal facts can be discovered and is therefore understood as being in opposition to relativism. The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights is one of these so-called universal truths of morality that can be applied to all cultures worldwide.
Now, can personal truth be absolute truth? Let us state the author’s own “personal truth” which in some sense can be termed “absolute” but cannot be empirically “proven” in a scientific or laboratory sense.
In 1991 I had a Near-Death Experience, which confirmed the afterlife for me in an “absolute” sense, and for me, at least, was a truth experience. Since it cannot be scientifically or tangibly “verified,” it can only be termed a personal or “subjective” truth to the casual observer.
Furthermore, for 3½ years, from 1999 to 2003, I had visible swan-like “wings” of divine light radiating from my back with an aura of light radiating from my body. This was not merely a personal observation, but these wings of light have been visually witnessed by others – complete strangers – on several dozen occasions, with the total number of observers being approximately 5,000.
Since they are no longer visible to the naked eye as of this writing, it cannot be “proven,” from a scientific standpoint, that these angelic wings exist. Now, is it a “subjective” truth or is it an “objective” truth, since so many people have objectively seen these wings with their very eyes, firsthand? For these observers, it was “truthfully” verified that they saw an actual incarnated angel. More than 13 of these real life encounters are documented in the book, Final Book of Daniel.
It should be stressed, though, that a prophet/angel/messenger does not have to go around “proving” himself to gain followers or to convince closed-minded, cynical atheistic or scientific types. This is because his words and deeds are sufficient, being aligned to higher truth. This is this prophet’s “reality.”
Now, how do we discern truth from falsity, to ensure we are not being "led astray?"
We are told by scriptures not to believe every claim to be divinely inspired or to have a prophetic message, but are rather to test the spirits, to discern whether a message is the truth that comes from God.
The problem is the inability of most to properly discern true from false. Too often the acceptance of the announcements as truth from politicians, scientists, media reporters, pastors and priests is not based on an alignment with a Universal Law, but, rather as an emotional show of support.
As our society continues to drift away from the acceptance of the existence of objective truth, the more it scrounges around for someone who knows what he or she is talking about.
Perception of this absolute Truth is a problem, as we all know, being that there are 38,000 different Christian denominations globally. No one cannot seem to agree on anything!
There also exists (13) Truth Supression techniques that critics of truth use to destroy truth when it is revealed. The following is a quote from Michael Sweeny:
"This may be useful to the initiate in the world of dealing with veiled and half-truth, lies, and suppression of truth when serious crimes are studied in public forums. This, sadly, includes every day news media, one of the worst offenders with respect to being a source of disinformation. Where the crime involves a conspiracy, or a conspiracy to cover up the crime, there will invariably be a disinformation campaign launched against those seeking to uncover and expose the truth and/or the conspiracy."
Some of these techniques are:
1) Become incredulous and indignant. "How dare you say that!"
2) Use a straw man.
3) Sidetrack opponents with name calling and ridicule. "you are nuts!"
4) Question motives. "you are only in it for the money!"
5) Ignore proof presented, demand impossible proofs. "Prove to me that you saw the afterlife!"
There exists on the internet many seeking truth which they cannot find in the mainstream media. One is called the Truth Movement concerning the 911, 2001 terrorist attacks that question the mainstream media's and official government's account of the "who" and "why's."
Many adherents of the 9/11 Truth movement suspect that United States government insiders played a part in the attacks, or at the very least knew they were coming and let them occur anyway. Generally, this movement has made great strides to bring up many important issues that are denied by the government. Currently it is still relegated to the realm of the "lunatic fringe" or "conspiracy theory" nutcases by the mainstream, but there are many good, reputable websites devoted to finding out the truth.
Scientific knowledge is not a collection of subjective opinions. Rather, it is a collection of explanations about objective reality that is based on observed or predicted phenomena. Yet science, while discovering many Truths about the natural world and universe, cannot claim to have discovered Truth in it's entirety.
In mathematics, there does exist "absolute truth" because it can be demonstrated, for example, that 1+1=2.
A startling fact is that 38% of Americans polled in January 2000 believed in "absolute truth." But only two years later, this dropped to a figure of 22%! The 9-11, 2001 terrorist attacks occurred during this time period.
Logic is concerned with the patterns in reason that can help tell us if a proposition is true or not. However, logic does not deal with truth in the absolute sense, as, for instance, a metaphysician does.
Metaphysics is a study of philosophy concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and knowing in the world. It is the study of all of reality, visible and invisible; and what constitutes reality, natural and supernatural.