The Paraclete's "appearance means that sin, righteousness, and judgment will be revealed.”- Georg Strecker
"Five separate Paraclete sayings can be distinguished, all in the farewell discourses (1) 14:16-17; (2) 14:26; (3) 15:26-27; (4) 16:4, 6-11; (5) 16:12-15 (cf. 1 John 2:1-2). The brief form of the first two sayings modulates into the more expansive ones that follow. In the process there is also a shift in statements about the sending of the Paraclete: Nos. 1 and 2; the Father (however, No. 2 has the supplement 'in my name'); Nos. 3 and 4, 'I' (with No. 3 adding 'from the Father').116 The Paraclete is more accurately described as the 'Holy Spirit' (No. 2) or as the 'Spirit of Truth' (Nos. 1, 3, 5), who stands over against the world. The world cannot recognize it but the Spirit is promised to the disciples as an abiding gift (No. 1). [The Paraclete's] function is to remind them of the teaching of Christ (No. 2) or the testimony of Christ (No. 3), and especially the anticipation of the final judgment of the world, for [the Paraclete's] appearance means that sin, righteousness, and judgment will be revealed (No. 4). Such leading 'into all the truth' makes present the sending of Christ, for the Paraclete will speak with the authority of the Risen One; [the Paraclete] will also announce future events which [the Paraclete] will hear from the Risen Christ (No. 5).”
Georg Strecker, Theology of the New Testament
Walter de Gruyter & Co, 2000, page 505
"The collective signs, prophecies and circumstances ushering in this promised Golden Age for the human race—as according to Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist and Hindu scripture—is the leitmotiv of this website. Few truths are proclaimed as often or as clearly in the scriptures of all the major religions, than that of the general judgment. The scriptures mention certain events and predictions that foreshadow the eschatological manifestations of the Last Judgment and Resurrection, both of which occur simultaneously and take an entire lifetime, thus giving ample time to be properly understood and perceived by the senses. To keep its manifestation in the minds of believers it must be presented without exciting useless curiosity and vain fears. Belief in the Last Judgment will become common, indeed creedal, because scripture talks about it, tradition asserts it, reason supports it and literature and art proclaim it. Most important of all, the daily experience of the gentle Cool Breeze (pneuma) that is absolutely beyond any human manipulation, and specific to the Resurrection (Al-Qiyamah) only, will eventually manifest universal belief of its commencement!
The eschatology that binds Judaism, Christianity and Islam as one—vis-a-vis the final events in history, Resurrection, fulfillment of a divine plan for humanity, and the immortality of the human soul—is congruously and collectively fulfilled by the Divine Feminine (Adi Shakti). This site is thus also an open book and challenge to all the brokers of religious institutions relied upon by the faithful—priests, pastors, reverends, bishops, popes, rabbis, clerics, imams, mullahs, shaikhs, ulema, ayatollahs, gurus, swamis, pandits, brahmins, acaryas, bhagwans, granthis, gianis, lamas, monks, dalai lamas—to rebut and prove the Paraclete's advent, teachings and message false. Skeptics, atheists or any anti-cult organization, especially those specializing in busting fake gurus and false claims, are most welcome.”
The Spirit/Paraclete has several different roles or functions according to John's Gospel:
As a companion, to be with the disciples "forever," after Jesus is gone (14:16-18; cf. 1 John 3:24; 4:13)
As a teacher, who will "remind" the disciples of Jesus' own words and teachings (14:26)
As a legal witness, who will give "testimony" to the disciples and the world about Jesus (15:26)
As a judge, who will "convict" (or "convince"?) the world "about sin and righteousness and judgment" (16:8-11)
As a revealer, who will "guide" the disciples to the "truth" about God and Jesus (16:13-15; cf. 1 John 5:6-8)
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Material provided by Rev. Felix Just, S.J., at http://catholic-resources.org
"The fundamental activity of the Spirit in Johannine teaching, therefore, is to guide the faithful into the Truth, to reveal and thus to reactualize within the believing community the saving work of Jesus Christ. In order to describe this activity, the evangelist assimilated the function of the Spirit as Paraclete, modeled on the intercessory role of the Christ-Paraclete and the forensic mission of the coming Son of Man, to the function of the Spirit of Truth. This assimilation occurred quite naturally, since the revelatory work of the Spirit as mediator of God's Word was conceived (already within the Old Testament) as an essentially forensic activity. By revealing the Word of God, the Spirit calls the world to judgment: a crisis which involves the decision to accept or reject Jesus as Christ and Savior. This is his function as Spirit of Truth; yet it is at the same time a 'paracletic' work.”
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How SYs can take part in forums to spread advent and message of Shri Mataji
September 17, 2004
Yahoo forum post # 2476
I am giving an example that it is possible to participate in any of the thousands of forums and still spread the message of Shri Mataji. The most important point is to join those having common grounds - Yoga, Shaktism, Goddess, Wicca etc. and not religious ones.
In this group it was the moderator who took the initiative to post the most important paragraphs of the www.adishakti.org homepage to more than 1200 members!
Date: Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:12 pm
Subject: Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
I would like to refer you all to a website based on "Shri Adi Shakti: The Kingdom Of God", a yet-to-be-published, 2200-page book of the teachings of Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.
The scriptures mention certain events and predictions meant to foreshadow eschatological manifestations of the Last Judgment (Bible) and Resurrection (Qur'an), both similar in essence, and to keep it present in the minds of believers without exciting useless curiosity and vain fears.
In this Golden Age of the Last Judgment and Resurrection (Al- Qiyamah) we will will break free of centuries of false religious dogmas, destructive indoctrinations, and absurd ideas about the Divine. The corrupt foundations of materialistic society and oppressive religious regimes crumble. The Last Judgment and Resurrection is not the signal of the apocalyptic end of the world. On the contrary the Dark Night of death, delusion and destruction humanity has lived for centuries ends and we awaken to a bright new dawn of Truth (Sat), Consciousness (Chit) and Bliss (Anand).
Already people think, dream and work towards a world in harmony, a world at peace. We no longer want to be tied up by international boundaries, religious barriers or class chains. We now seek the unification of all peoples and nations, and concern ourselves more with humanity in general than with ourselves. In concerning ourselves with all, we care for everyone in order to make our world a more considerate, benevolent and accepting place. We seek spiritual paths beyond the limitation of religion and mind. We are souls in search of the meaning of life and freedom, only transient travelers to this world to gain vision and purification, before moving on to other worlds.
The collective signs, prophecies and circumstances ushering this promised Golden Age for the human race, as according to Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist and Hindu scripture, is the liet motif of this website.
For more, visit: http://www.adishakti.org/
I was surprised at the ease the advent of Shri Mataji and Her message of the Last Judgment and Resurrection was accepted. These subjects are not as taboo and sensitive as many SYs want to believe. On the contrary, given the sad state of the world today, more and more seekers are looking for answers. So what right do SYs have to deny humanity to participate in the Great Event of unprecedented spiritual transformation ordained for humanity?
1970) that commences the Resurrection and
fulfills the Savior's 2000-year-old promise of
life eternal in the Kingdom of God. However,
thousands of Her disciples led by leaders
—having no faith or conviction—have refused
to declare the Good News (This Gospel of the
Kingdom shall be preached in the entire world
for a witness unto all nations. Matthew 24:1)
and Al-Naba, (The Great Announcement of
Al-Qiyamah [The Resurrection] surah 78:1-5)
to humanity since. On May 5, 2020 it will be
five decades of an unprecedented collective
crime against humanity!
If you read Bible you'll find that Christ has been described as the son of Mother Mary, born out of immaculate conception. But we have not been able to really profoundly accept that. This superficial way they are using Christ to make money, make properties, build churches. And because they can not explain anything, they always say that it is a mystery. That Christ was born of an immaculate Mother, 'Inmaculata,' with immaculate conception, according to them it is a mystery. Also they can not explain how Christ walked on the water. Because they have not been able to find out the spiritual life which was the idea of Christ. And they created such materialistic world.
Moreover, the amount of money and wealth Vatican has, one can't understand how there is so much poverty in the Catholic nations. They have not tried to solve the problem of poverty at all. In India they converted people by giving them some loaf of bread or something like that and very low level people who were just, we can say primitive, they converted.
Whether they are Protestants or they are Catholics, they are the two sides of one coin. Because they are seeking something that is very transitory, they are not seeking the Eternal Life. And the people are extremely frozen, meticulous and rigid. They only know how to make money, that's all. And even the very, very higher people there have relations with mafia. So it is something like a religious Mafia, you can call it.
Also their concept about sex and married life is extremely funny. By living an unnatural life, they have suppressed people so much that wherever Catholicism has gone, people have become extremely licentious. They have no sense of chastity. Apart from that, what Christ has said that you have to seek yourself. The way He has described about a person who is a Christian, 'Thou shalt not have adulterous eyes.'
Also in the Bible it is: 'Thou shalt not kill.' the amount of killing that is done by Christian people, their sins, God knows how they are going to pay for it. Through cocaine maybe, I don't know how. They have killed so many people. If they had the white skin they felt that they had a right to kill all others with other skins, while Christ was not a white skin man at all. He was brown like us. He was not born in England or Switzerland. So to think that if you have a white skin you have a right to finish everybody is something like a Hitler's situation. But worse than that it is, because it is in the name of God. In the name of God you can not do such things, these are the worst type.
So this is the outside, but the inside of it is also extremely poor and extremely detrimental to the growth, spiritual growth. They don't know who is Holy Ghost. They do not want to believe that Christ's Mother was a Goddess. In the Hebrew language it was written that She would be a ... (poor recording) means a virgin. Now there is a proper understanding that She was a virgin, and then She had a child. But they have no sense of virginity left.
Now apart from that, Christ has said that you should seek the truth, you should seek the Spirit, they have never bothered about it. But the main thing that Christ has said, that 'I will send you the Holy Ghost who will comfort you, who will counsel you and who will redeem you.' So, they never looked for One because they don't know who is Holy Ghost.
And in the Catholic religion now, even till today, they do not allow women to be ordained when Adi Shakti, which is a feminine aspect of God, created the whole world! that's why the women also, in the West, have tried to compete with men, because they have no position in the religious life. So when the women have no position, they started competing with men and they lost their femininity also and they became very dominating, right-sided. So what they have been preaching that there should be no divorce, they made all arrangements that people should divorce each other.
Now, to understand Christianity, we have to know through our Sahaja Yoga that Christ resides in the Agnya Chakra. And when the Kundalini comes to the Agnya Chakra, you have to say the Lord's Prayer, otherwise the Kundalini does not rise. So once you say the Lord's Prayer, Christ is awakened in your Agnya Chakra. Whenever I travel in the western countries, even here, My Agnya gets so badly caught up, and the left Vishuddhi, in a Catholic area. And Agnya! that means people are against Christ and they are feeling guilty, because all the time the Catholic church is telling them that you should feel guilty and then confess to the priest. Now the priests are not realized souls, nor the Pope is. So it is absolutely so artificial, the baptism itself is so artificial.”
The Paraclete Shri Mataji
Shri Jesus Christ Puja. Bogota, Colombia— July 26, 1989
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