What Jesus Said
Extracts from The Essene Humane Gospel of Christ.
WHAT JESUS SAID
on the subject of
“And the flesh of slain beasts in his body will become his own tomb. For I tell you truly, he who kills, kills himself, and whoso eats the flesh of slain beasts, eats of the body of death….he who kills a beast without a cause, though the beast attack him not, through lust for slaughter, or for its flesh, or for its hide, or yet for its tusks, evil is the deed which he does, for he his turned into a wild beast himself.”
Recorded above are the words of a truly vegan Jesus, but none that are commonly accepted by Christian authority as being attributed to him, or that may be found in today’s ‘good book’. The simple reason for this is that they are taken from among the few documents that were hidden away from the prying eyes and treacherous hands of yesterday’s ‘correctors’. These were certain scholars, appointed by the religious authorities of Councils such as Nicea, in the year AD 325, to alter scripture in accordance with orthodox interest. For ‘orthodox’, one would be tempted to substitute ‘vested’, in relation to livestock farmers and rotund priests with a taste for flesh, as Jesus’s teaching concerning the treatment of animals was unashamedly scrapped.
This original manuscript dates from the third century A.D. and was found in the Vatican library in 1930 but another, now known as the Gospel of the Holy Twelve, was also lost to us for centuries. Although, it is thought many such records were mercilessly destroyed, this one, written in ‘the master’s’ native tongue of Aramaic, was found, preserved, in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery.
All those years ago the message of compassion for all that lives was brought through this gospel. Is its suppression until recently one of the reasons mankind has progressed so little in these matters?
Today, many animals are abused in a way they never were before, torn from their families and familiar surroundings, bound for a life of cruelty, loneliness and terror. Sometimes for their body parts, wild animals are exploited in a way which sees mothers brutally killed. Their orphaned young are then sold and transported to a miserable existence in captivity.
One such destination for these unfortunate creatures is the circus. Big business of this sort is kept afloat by public demand. If, instead of going to see animals perform amid the ‘glitz’ and ‘glam’ of the circus ring, children were shown the true conditions in which they live and are trained, there would be a huge drop in ticket sales for ‘The Big Top’
Ankle-chains, inadequate caging and behavioural abnormalities, are not what any normal child would wish to see. Severe confinement, violent training , the use of whips, clubs and iron bars are all still legal in the U.K. These are the ingredients of ‘The Greatest Show On Earth ‘ ( As I write, there is hope of legislation to ban these circuses in the U.K. being passed, but this does not apply to the rest of the world.)
What would the Essene Christ have to say and what would he do, were he to appear at such an event? How would he react upon visiting a zoo or even the home of a caged pet rabbit? To speculate on this conjures scenes reminiscent of when he entered the money-lenders temple and, from the following extracts, we build a picture of just how upset Jesus was at man’s inhumanity to other species :
And as Jesus was going to Jericho there met him a man with a cage full of birds, which he had caught, and some young doves. And he saw how they were in misery having lost their liberty, and moreover being tormented with hunger and thirst. And he said unto the man, “What doest thou with these?” And the man answered, “I go to make my living by selling these birds which I have taken”
And Jesus said, “What thinkest thou, if another, stronger than thou or with greater craft, were to catch thee and bind thee, or thy wife or thy children, and cast thee into a prison, in order to sell thee into captivity for his own profit, and to make a living? Are not these thy fellow creatures, only weaker than thou? And doth not the same God, our Father-Mother, care for them as for thee? Let these thy little brethren and sisters go forth into freedom, and see that thou do this thing no more, but provide honestly for thy living.”
And the man marvelled at these words and at his authority, and he let the birds go free. So when the birds came forth they flew unto Jesus and stood on his shoulder and sang unto him. And the man inquired further of his doctrine, and he went his way, and learnt the craft of making baskets, and by this craft he earned his bread, and afterwards he broke his cages and his traps, and became a disciple of Jesus.
And Jesus was travelling to Jerusalem, and there came a camel heavy laden with wood, and the camel could not drag it up the hill wither he went for the weight thereof and the driver beat him and cruelly ill-treated him, but he could make him go no further. And Jesus seeing this, said unto him,
“Wherefore beatest thou thy brother?” And the man answered, “I wot not, that he is my brother, is he not a beast of burden and made to serve me?”
And Jesus said, “Hath not the same God made, of the same substance, the camel and thy children who serve thee and have ye not one breath of life which ye have received from God?” And the man marvelled much at this saying, and he ceased from beating the camel, and took off some of the burden and the camel walked up the hill as Jesus went before him, and it stopped no more till he ended his journey. And the camel knew Jesus, having felt of the love of God in him. And the man inquired further of the doctrine, and Jesus taught him gladly and the man became his disciple.
And one day as Jesus travelled through a small village with some of his disciples; he noticed a crowd of no-gooders, those of a certain kind who search for evil things to do. And they were torturing a sickly cat, which they had decided to shamefully treat, for they could find nothing better to use idle time, they being lazy and unworthy young men. And Jesus seeing this mean cruelty, commanded them to leave off from tormenting the poor beast and he began to reason with them, so as to make them realize their evil, but they listened not for the holy law was not found in them but only hardness of heart; and they reviled Jesus for his interference with their pastime.
At this Jesus said unto them: “This good earth which my father-mother made for joy and gladness, ye have made into the lowest regions of Hell with thy evil deeds of violence and cruelty. Why doeth the stronger always prey on the weakest? Tell ye, since Satan cursed the holy creations of God, no thing is safe in the earth from unholy men, till the Son of Man cometh in all his glory and free every creature from the curse of dread and fear.”
And at hearing these words the young men fled from before his face, but one did return and defied Jesus further, and spake harsh words, yea, even threatening Jesus with harm. Hence, not responding to the sound counsel of Jesus, Jesus put forth his hand, and the young man’s arm withered.
And the next day, the mother of the young man came unto Jesus and prayed that he would restore her son’s withered arm. And Jesus, discerning that the woman was of good heart, and the young man without maturity, spake unto them of the law of love and the unity of all life in the One Household of God. And they both listened unto Jesus’s words with sincere hearts…and Jesus again stretched forth his hand, and healed the withered arm of the young man.
In the U.K. today, the barbaric practice of hunting with dogs has been banned by law but this is no thanks to the Christian Church, who, in some cases, allowed this satanic-like ritual to take place on their land. How different things may have been had the following words remained intact within the regular bible:
And as Jesus was going with some of his disciples he met with a certain man who trained dogs to hunt other creatures.
And he said to the man, “Why doest thou thus?” and the man said, “By this I live and what profit is there to any in these creatures? These creatures are weak, but the dogs they are strong”. And Jesus said, “Thou lackest wisdom and love. Lo, every creature which God hath made hath its end, and purpose, and who can say what good is there in it, or what profit to thyself, or mankind? And, for thy living, behold the fields yielding their increase, and the fruit bearing trees and the herbs; what needest thou more than these which honest work of thy hands will not give to thee? Woe to the strong who misuse their strength. Woe to the crafty who hurt the creatures of God. Woe to the hunters for they shall be hunted”. And the man marvelled, and left off training the dogs to hunt, and taught them to save life rather than destroy it. And he learned of the doctrines of Jesus and became his disciple.
And as Jesus entered into a certain village he saw a young cat which had none to care for her, and she was hungry and cried unto him, and he took her up, and put her inside his garment, and she lay in his bosom. And when he came into the village he set food and drink before the cat, and she ate and drank, and showed thanks unto him. And he gave her unto one of his disciples, who was a widow, whose name was Lorenza, and she took care of her.
And some of the people said, “This man careth for all creatures, are they his brothers and sisters that he should love them?” And he said unto them, “Verily these are your fellow creatures of the great Household of God, yea, they are your brethren and sisters, having the same breath of life in the Eternal. And whosoever careth for one of the least of these, and giveth it to eat and drink in its need, the same doeth it unto me, and whoso willingly suffereth one of these to be in want, and defendeth it not when evilly entreated, suffereth the evil as done unto me, for as ye have done in this life, so shall it be done unto you in the life to come”.
How difficult it appears to be for many to grasp these simple truths of brotherhood with all life and how sad it is for us to confess that our brotherhood of man has destroyed rainforests, indigenous peoples and the ecology in order to provide grazing land for the meat industry. What makes this more of a tragedy is the fact that, if the land were used to grow crops, around eight vegans to every meat-eater could be fed from it thereby benefiting the starving nations of the world. Moreover, because the methane gas, given off by billions of intensely-bred cattle into the atmosphere, plays no small part in the destruction of the ozone layer, it follows that the demand for meat is a major contributory factor in global warming.
Believing that, in the beginning, this world was made perfect, fashioned by the creative force of what most of us call God, we must realize that every living creature plays its part in the maintenance of this beautiful manifestation we know as our planet.
No, this does not mean an adherance to the laws of the jungle but that we are each but a tiny cell in a great body, interdependent on each other in the wider scheme of things – all parts of one whole in the holy spirit.
We destroy flies believing they are a threat to our health but it is known they are an important part of the decaying process for the earth and without them to complete their work we bring more destruction on ourselves in the long run. It is not only the creatures of land and air we exterminate at our peril. The following words were reported in the Summer 2005 Viva magazine as part of an article on the cruelties of fishing :
‘ The greatest threat of all may turn out to be our interference with a delicate eco-system that provides most of the worlds’ oxygen from phytoplankton. Destroy that and we destroy ourselves. Yet Government still encourages the devastation of our oceans by promoting fish with subsidies and as a health food. It is anything but.’
Over two thousand years ago Jesus tried to explain how the simple laws of the universe worked out in the divine plan for all its creatures. How eerie the echo of his words in today’s factory-farmed world of killer virus, polluted atmosphere and unnatural climate change :
And on another day, the question of eating dead things was again presented, and some of Jesus’ newer disciples gathered around him and asked: “Master, ye do indeed know all things, and thy wisdom of the Holy Law excels all others, tell us, therefore, is the eating of sea creatures lawful as some say?”
And Jesus looked upon them with sad eyes, for he knew they were yet unlearned men and their hearts were yet hardened by false doctrines of devils and he said unto them:
“See ye the fishes of the sea, as we stand beside the seashore and look upon the waters of many lives. Yea, the water is their world, even as the dry land belongeth to man I ask ye, do the fishes come unto thee and ask of thee for thy dry land or of its foods? Nay, nor is it lawful for thee to go into the sea and ask for things which belong not unto thee for the earth is divided into three kingdoms of souls – one of the land, one of the air, and one of the sea, each according to its kind. And deposition for the Eternal Being hath given unto them each the Spirit of life and the Holy Breath, and what He giveth freely unto His creatures, neither men nor angels have authority to take back or claim as their own. For behold the fisherman, how he takes not what is his own, a thief he is, he stealeth the treasures of the deep and disrupts the holy life of the blessed, for hath not God blessed the sea creatures in the age they were created, and said unto them all: ‘Yea, it is good and holy, let them have life and bring forth after their kind and let them rejoice in their watery home and sing unto me songs of praise and of much joy and peace.’ ……..
“And most truly I tell ye, Satan, like the fisherman, casts his hooks into ye, for the evil one lies in wait, wishing to seize thee, that he might swallow thee up and rejoice at the catch. For Satan, likened to a fisherman, places many foods before thy eyes, wishing to make thee desirous of them, even if only to taste a little, so that he may seize thee, and bring thee out of light into darkness.
Wherefore, I say unto thee, do not be touching the food of Satan, for the wicked one lies in wait for the unwise and the unlearned with many hooks and traps and every kind of net, for if ye be tempted with a single unlawful food, it is necessary for ye to desire all others, and finally, then, such unlawful things become the food of death and Satan is victorious.
Wherefore, be ye not deceivers as fishermen, men of trickery, nor be eating the catch thereof, for many are they who Satan ensnares with the taste of unlawful things and maketh them partners in death.” …
In an age where the vegan diet has proved to bring less risk of heart disease, colitis, eczema, asthma and some forms of cancer, it is worth coming to grips with what Jesus has to say on matters of health reform, for when man sets foot on the compassionate pathway, he finds that what is morally right is also dietetically correct and that all things find balance on the scales of love:
“ And if you cease not offering and eating of flesh and blood, the wrath of God shall not cease from you, even as it came to your fathers in the wilderness, who lusteth for flesh, and they ate to their content, and were filled with rottenness, and the plague consumed them.”
… And on hearing these things, a certain Sadducee who believed in the holy things of God asked Jesus, “Tell me, please, why sayest thou, do not eat the flesh of animals? Were not the beasts given unto man as food, even as the fruits and herbs ye spake of ?” And Jesus answered him and said, “Behold this melon, the fruit of the earth.” And Jesus broke open a water melon and said unto the Sadducee, “See thou with thine own eyes the good fruit of the soil, the meat of man, and see thou the seeds within, count ye them, for one melon maketh a hundred fold and even more. If thou sow this seed, ye do eat from the True God, for no blood was spilled. Nay, no pain nor outcry did ye hear with thy ears or see with thine eyes. The true food of man is from the Mother of the earth for She brings forth perfect gifts unto the humble of the land. But ye seek what Satan giveth, the anguish, the death and the blood of living souls taken by the sword. Know ye not, those who live by the sword, die by the same death? Go ye thine way, and plant the seeds of the good fruit of life, and leave ye off from hurting the innocent creatures of God. For I tell ye, man needeth male and female beasts for the food he so lusteth after, but every plant and tree, God so giveth, beareth its own free seed for food. Depend ye not on the things unnecessary to your soul. Plant ye the good seeds of the melon, wherein ye saveth from season to season and waiteth for the soil like sleeping man awaiteth the sunrise; for the seed was made for the morrow’s meal, but the animals for the joy and pleasure of God and man.
… And Jesus did heal every ailment and disease among the sick, even teaching the people the art of true health reform according to the natural laws of nature. Yea, for he taught the people healing properties of plants; even every herb and grass of the field and the power hidden in stones, and the cleansing miracle of pure water. And many were amazed and did believe and were healed.
And because of his great wisdom and understanding Jesus amazed entire households and helped many unto the holy way of life. And Jesus did teach the clean diet of man and beast, and taught even the Holy Law on health that all may know and learn true salvation. And he named every fruit that God had given unto man as food and every vegetable that God had given unto the beasts and birds of the earth. Yea, even of the fishes did Jesus spake of and told every household with ears sacred truths of the holy way. And many were the listeners who obeyed his words from that time on.
Today, it seems, mankind has fallen long from the path of the ‘holy way’ into a deep abyss, where modern medicine has become the new word of God. The simple miracle cures of nature are taken out of context, synthesized and made into the quick-fix prescription drug for which the patient will pay heavily later.
“ All this makes Modern Medicine killer number one…” writes Patrick Rattigan N.D. of the British Anti-vivisection Association.
“ The fundamental reason for the health crisis” he continues “is the vivisection which resulted in these lethal drugs and procedures being passed for use in modern medicine.” He explains that “results cannot be extrapolated from one species to another” and warns that “ With vivisection, the human being is always the real experimental model, frequently with lethal results.”
It is awful to see others made more ill by the very treatment which is meant to cure them and all we can do is try to lower a rope into their dark hole of pain, pills, tests and surgery. It is their choice whether to haul themselves up into natural light or sink further into the abyss, where, in UK laboratories alone, every twelve seconds an animal dies. This welcome death follows a life of being electrocuted , burned, force-fed noxious substances, psychologically disturbed, implanted with tumours and cut open, sometimes with no anaesthetic and without adequate pain relief on recovery. Kittens will have had their eyes sewn up for blind research while, in burns study, conscious pigs will have had their skin blow-torched until it can be peeled off like crackling. Primates have lived with electrodes in their brains and dogs undergone heart transplant surgery.
It is true that witnessing these scenes, captured on film, leaves an indelible mark on the psyche but its impact on our soul gives birth to a powerful motivation…one that some day will see the closed doors open and the cages emptied of our biggest mistake and our greatest shame. To follow in the way of the true Jesus may mean a huge shift of mindset and the courage of our own convictions, not those fed to us by a source which, in part, has been altered by man-made dogma. Being able to accept the bible accounts which have a definite ring of truth while rejecting the ones that don’t, doesn’t mean we will lose our souls to the devil in the process. I am sure the only requirement needed to partake in his evil is that we do nothing about the laboratories and factory farms from Hell.
Don’t turn away from any of the issues raised in this document. In them bleeds the sacred heart of the Humane Christ.
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