Two Ways, Paths, and the Narrow Gate
Many Christians speak of the straight and narrow gates, doors, or paths without comprehending the true meaning of this symbolism. Thanks to historical and doctrinal errors resulting in confusing language in the New Testament and other sources, the true meaning of the following verses and other philosophical discussions of dualism are so poorly and vaguely presented that people have been forced to rely on the interpretations of religious leaders, that have unfortunately been the primary sources and perpetuators of confusion.
So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.
Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.
For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles?
So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit.
A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Thus you will know them by their fruits.
Notice that the above verses are speaking of two ways or paths and the results of performing good and evil? The two ways, two tables of stone, spirits, inclinations, paths, gates, high and low roads, pillars, candlesticks, etc. are regular themes in many Judeo-Christian-Islamic sources as well as other "near and far eastern" wisdom narratives and traditions. As clearly enumerated by the Doctrine of Two Spirits, these symbolic and allegorical allusions to the realities of dualism flow from ancient wisdom sources that long predated all three faiths of Abraham and other extant religions and philosophies.
The primary thrust of all of these is to represent the dualistic nature of life in this universe and the resulting dualistic foundations of morality and what is most commonly called karma. As seen in the Doctrine of Two Spirits, one path (high road, straight and narrow, etc.) symbolizes good and the other path symbolizes evil. Secretive religious hierarchies long ago hid any true understanding of this ancient wisdom by purposely recasting it as religion and mysticism over the millennia. Consequently, only general allusions and error prone interpretations have been widely available. This state of affairs has served to preserve and maintain the wealth and power of religions, so called mystery schools, and their leaders.
With the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Nag Hammadi Codexes, and similar texts, some of the confusion was lifted. Nonetheless, many religious leaders and their cohorts have fought tooth and nail to keep people from truly understanding the flaws in their canons and doctrine exposed by pivotal archeological finds such as these.
A prime example of this confusion is seen in verses 13-14 of Matthew Chapter 7 shown above. The straight and narrow gate is obviously speaking of the path, way, or spirit of good as described by the Doctrine of Two Spirits, Dead Sea Scroll 1QS, Judaic discussions of the Two Inclinations, and so on. With that said, religious followers have been purposely confused and misled about what constitutes good and evil, hence the confusion about the straight and narrow path. Though money, politics, and religion are widespread, pervasive, and primary sources of wealth and power in this world, most have failed to grasp that this proves these things belong to the broad path and gate which leads "down" to destruction. With all of the evil, conflict, despair, and struggle linked directly to money, religion, and politics, this should have been self-evident. Recent events and the history of the last few millennia leave little doubt about this conclusion.
Now look again at the Doctrine of Two Spirits. Notice that the upper path, labeled the Spirit of Good, is smaller and much more difficult to follow than the lower path, labeled the Spirit of Evil. Notice also that this wisdom about dualism more closely matches the Epistle of James' discussions about works being far more valid than faith. This information will be extremely difficult for many to accept, further proving its accuracy.
What then is the purpose of "faith" but to keep good people from seeking to understand truth and wisdom, such as the long-hidden true meaning of the straight and narrow path and gate?
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