Question: Can you explain “The Son of Man”?
Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus Christ through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar – Ending the Era of Ideology.
Well, let me explain it as I used it 2000 years ago. Even in ancient Israel, there was a concept of the sons of God and the sons of man. This was a concept that primarily existed in what we today would call the mystery religions. There were, if you look at it historically, a number of religions before my time and around my time that taught a certain mystery, mysterious view, a path of initiation.
Some of them had this concept of a god man, that had many similarities to how the Christian religion has portrayed me. There are books that show that Christianity has rewritten history to write these mystery religions out of history. There are books that even claim that Christianity was just another mystery religion, which happened to become more successful than the others. And you can take that viewpoint, even though, as I have actually commented on before, it is not entirely correct.
But the fact of the matter is that there was a concept of the Son of Man and the Son of God. And in some mystery religions, it was seen that there were some people who were not the original inhabitants of the earth, as we use the term right now. This was not how they explained it then, but in terms of what we are explaining now, there were some people who had taken incarnation on earth who were not the original inhabitants, they are what we call avatars. And they had a higher level of consciousness than the average person on earth. And therefore, in some mystery religions, they were called the sons of God, as opposed to the original inhabitants who were the sons of man.
But there were other mystery religions that had a different concept, where they said that, in a sense, all people start out as the Son of Man. But they can, by following the mystical path, rise to a higher level of consciousness, and now they become anointed as the Son of God. And it was, of course, this process that I taught to my disciples, that I attempted to outpicture with my life and my example.
You will see that I, most of the time, referred to myself as the Son of Man, because I wanted to make sure that people understood that I was not fundamentally different from them. I was demonstrating a path that all people, man and woman, have the potential to follow. And when you follow this mystical path, this Christ path, you can raise your consciousness, until you, as for example happened on the Mount of Transfiguration, are transfigured and you are now anointed and become the Son of God.
I primarily used this expression, in the terms that all people are the sons of man or daughters of man, but they have the potential to become the sons and daughters of God, by following the path that I attempted to describe and demonstrate. Of course, this view was not universally understood, even by my disciples, or by the people who encountered me. You will see that it is not very accurately reflected in the four gospels, or in the Book of Acts.
From the beginning, there were Christian groups that did not grasp this. But when the Catholic Church was formed, of course, the entire concept of a path of transformation from the Son of Man to the Son of God was written out of the Christian religion, because they elevated me to being the Son of God, the only Son of God, being God from the very beginning of the same substance as the Father. And this then was the total eclipse, the total perversion of what I actually taught and demonstrated.
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