Review：The baptism of the Holy Spirit (Angel of Peace)
Angel of Peace
Presenting a medallion bearing an image of the angel of peace, "which destroys the evil spirit of war," to Abbas, who had visited Vatican for the canonization of two Palestinian nuns, Francis stated, "I thought of you because you are an angel of peace," the Christian Post reported quoting AFP news.
According to Vatican Radio, Francis and Abbas expressed their hopes for a resumption of peace negotiations between Palestine and Israel. "To this end the wish was reiterated that, with the support of the international community, Israelis and Palestinians may take with determination courageous decisions to promote peace," a Vatican statement said.
State of Palestine
Even after the U.N. General Assembly recognized a Palestinian state in 2012, the Vatican – under the leadership of Pope Francis' predecessor – welcomed the decision, which was opposed by Israel and the United States. Since then, the Vatican has referred to the territory as "State of Palestine."
At a ceremony attended by Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Abbas in the Vatican Gardens last June, Francis said God alone can bring peace to the Holy Land and that it is the "evil one" who is blocking it. "More than once we have been on the verge of peace, but the evil one, employing a variety of means, has succeeded in blocking it," the pope said at the time. "That is why we are here, because we know and we believe that we need the help of God."
Sovereignty of Israel
Meanwhile, the CBN News reported; Israelis were shocked for the second time in less than a week by a second pro-Palestinian proclamation from the Vatican. His comment about Abbas followed a treaty signed by the Vatican a few days earlier with the Palestinian Authority that effectively recognized a Palestinian state.
That Palestinian state wants to divide the city of Jerusalem and make it the capital of a future Palestinian state, including the Old City. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that will never happen. "We will keep Jerusalem united forever under the sovereignty of Israel," the Israeli leader said.
However, the sovereignty of Israel pointed out by Mr. Netanyahu, who should have positioned himself on the absolute axis just as the Prophet Jeremiah and Jesus, should be meant the sovereignty of the true worshipers nevertheless they are Jews, Muslims or Christians but worship in spirit and truth. From this point of view, Jerusalem has been united since the creation of the world and so will be forever and the aim of the two leaders, Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Abbas, is one. Therefore, if they negotiate and adjust their situations in this relative world, the peace should realize in the near future. A time is coming and has now come when Abraham's children will rejoin and worship together in spirit and in truth.
A slave to sin
Jesus, who had been determined to be crucified on the day before the Passover feast which starts on the 15th of the first month in the Hebrew calendar, went to Jerusalem during the seventh month of the preceding year (probably AD.32) for the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles. He began to teach at the temple courts and said to the clergy; "I am telling you what I have seen in the Father's presence, and you do what you have heard from your father. If you were Abraham's children, then you would do the things Abraham did. As it is, you are determined to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things. You are doing the things your own father does." (John 8:38-41)
The Jews, who were outraged to hear this, blurted out, "We are not illegitimate children. The only Father we have is God himself." (John 8:41) This was the very answer that had been sought after by Jesus.
However, Jesus did not allow just verbal answer and continued; "Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:43-44) He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God. (John 8:47) "
Jesus like a Zen master who often asks monks to show the proof of their enlightenment saying "A murderer must see some blood," pronounced on the Jews, "You cannot be baptized with The Holy Spirit (Mahesvara's talisman)
, unless you discard your stinking pride and arrogance as Abraham's descendants and even prepare to lose your life."
At that point, Jesus pointed out their lineage in terms of the spirit and the flesh separately, saying, "I know you are Abraham's descendants," (John 8:37) at first and then, "You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire," (John 8:44) and declared, "Everyone in this world is a slave to sin (John 8:34), unless he is without sin. (John 8:7)"
Jesus stripped the Jews of their all nationalistic prides so that let them recognize their intrinsic selves as the supreme entity in human being which have been shared with God since before the creation of the world. (John 15:27) His such drastic measure bore fruit. The baptism of the Holy Spirit appears to have blossomed as the cultures of Zen Buddhism, which regards the spiritual rebirth as one of its fundamental tenets, after being having conveyed to India by Thomas. And Jesus' fate of the crucifixion was stated at that point, too.
While the followers of Abrahamic religions are estimated about 3.8 billion including Christians (about 2.32 billion), Muslims (about 1.42 billion), Jews (about 16 million) and Bahá'ís (about 8 million) etc. According to The New York Times, Pope Francis praised Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, as an "angel of peace" during a meeting at the Catholic headquarters in Vatican on the 16th of May.
Palestinian Authority led by President Mahmoud Abbas aims to establish a state where Muslims, Jews, Christians and others will live together peacefully. This will realize a time when the true worshipers worship in spirit and truth just as Jesus, who said "God is spirit," (John 4:24) taught a Samaritan woman drawing water.
What is "Baptism with The Holy Spirit"?
According to the dialectic of the Gospel of John,
【Thesis】"A man can possess eternal life through accepting testimony of the Son of man and being baptized by him." (John 5:24)
【Anti-thesis】But "The one who comes from the earth cannot accept the testimony by one from heaven."(John 3:32)
How then can a man possess eternal life?
【Synthesis】"If you want to be baptized with the Holy Spirit, you can just go back to the word which was with God in the beginning (John 1:1) and certify that God is truthful. (John 3:33)"
When he said, "You are Huichao," Zen Master Fayan thrusted vivid Self in Huichao in front of his eyes. (P.171)
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