Even though we read in the Bible that God made man in His image and likeness, few believe it. This is because our parents name us at our birth and then program us to function as men, as they function, never ever realizing that 'man' and God, are synonymous! Giving being to 'human' beings, was (is) Gods way of creating Gods! Every so-called 'human being', (male or female) is the Divine Mind (God) manifesting in a physical form! Children of men, are in fact children of God, but very few realize this amazing truth. Every 'human' child that has ever been born on Planet Earth, has been (and still is), God in the infant stage of development. A five-year-old child is God functioning as a five-year-old and so on. Also, for those who support abortions, this applies to the formation of the "child" in the Mothers womb from the moment of conception. At any stage after conception, the fetus, regardless of its gender, is God in the process of becoming a 'man'! Whether we ever become aware of being one with our Heavenly Father or not, we never cease to be less than a son or daughter of God! That we might realize this, was the message that He, (who was known as 'Jesus'), tried to get the World to see some 2000 years ago, but no one got the message! Not even His disciples understood the significance of what He was telling them. "He who has seen me, has seen the Father' He told Phillip, but they thought that He (Jesus) was somehow unique. They never realized that what He was telling them was that man and God are One and the same. Nor has the Worlds Evangelical Religions seen this yet! Every so-called 'human being' on Planet Earth, (male or female) is in fact, the Father individualized!
The Christian World believes to a man that it was "Jesus" who was born of Mary in Jerusalem some two thousand years ago. They have failed to realize that every child that has ever been born of a woman, is in fact, God (the Father) in the infant stage of development. This was what manner of being Mary's child was as well, only Mary knew this. She had been told of an angel what manner of being she was, and that the child she would give birth to would be a son of God! (And she was to call His name 'Jesus', a name meaning 'God with us'!) So without question, she would have made her child aware of this from the cradle! The only difference between Him and the rest of us, was that He learned to function 'AS the Father' as a boy whereas the rest of us were taught to function as the 'person' our parents created when they named us! (Thus the necessity of the Spiritual Rebirth) So Christianity has taught us that Jesus, was God's only begotten son, and that the rest of us are but mere 'human' beings! Never were we made aware of the fact that we too can function as the Father, as Jesus did. Never were we made aware of the fact that God is the "I", (or the I am) within us! Instead, they have taught us that God sent His only begotten son into the World, to take upon Himself our sins, and whoever should acknowledge Him (Jesus) as Lord and savior would be saved, and have the assurance of eternal life AFTER we die! Never were we told that we need never die! Never have we been told that we are the ETERNAL "I am" individualized. God individualized! We have never been told how we too can function AS Jesus functioned!
Here is what they have failed to discover and thus are unable to teach! We are to God (Our Heavenly Father), what branches are to the Vine, what 'waves' are to the Ocean! (I am the Vine, and ye are the branches) None of us have any 'being' as the person that we believe ourselves to be! Each of us is the Vine (God) individualized, the Ocean individualized, and the person we believe ourselves to be, is but the illusion in which the whole of humanity functions. Only the Vine has being (only the Ocean has being) the "I" within us, is who we are, and that "I", is God, the Father! This is what Mary's child knew that made Him the greatest Spiritual Healer ever known! This is what enabled Him to transcend into the Heavens as a living Spirit! This was why He said in St. John 11:26 'He who liveth and believeth 'in' me, shall never die'! (I maintain that He said .He who liveth and believeth AS me, shall never die!) Why do I believe that? If the Vine is an eternal being, the branches must also be eternal beings, for branches are nothing less than extensions of the Vine! And further more, if One person experienced the transfiguration there must be a 'formula' whereby any one who discovers that formula and abides by it should be able to attain it also. And he who was known as 'Jesus' is not the only one who has transcended. Enoch and Elijah are said to have transcended also, (Each of them walked 'with' (AS) God!) And the key that enables us to do so as well, is the realization that man and God are ONE! And that can only be realized through 'faith in the belief that the "I" within us is the Father'! Faith in that belief alone, is the key that enables us to 'enter' the Kingdom of God (that enables us to function as the Christ!) For the Christ, is not just One specific individual. The 'Christ' is the 'person' of God (the Father) personified. And we cannot personify the Father, until we realize that the Father is the "I" within us! When we see that the "I" within us is our reality, we begin to take upon ourselves the likeness of the Source (of the Father). That 'likeness', is the Christ, (the Father personified!) In this realization, lies the salvation of humanity!