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Profession Without Faith
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, lord, have we not prophesied in thy
name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye
that work iniquity."
In these statements Christ Jesus was setting a definitely higher standard
of conduct than had existed during the preceding separative regime of Jehovah.
Form was all-important under Jehovah, for man had not yet reached the stage in
spiritual consciousness when he could do the will of the Father. "The law of
the race religions was given to emancipate intllect from desire. The 'fear of
God' was pitted against the 'desires of the flesh.'"
But the day of much speaking without the corroboration of the heart was
destined to end. The day was dawning when actions would speak louder than
words, and even though we have achieved that ideal to some extent today, in
the approaching Aquarian Age it will be achieved to a much greater degree. As
taught in the Rosicrucian Philosophy:
Aquarius is an airy sign, having special rule over the ether. The Flood
partly dried the air by depositing most of the moisture it held in the sea.
But when the Sun enters Aquarius by precession, the rest of the moisture will
be eliminated and visual vibrations, which are most easily transmitted by a
dry etheric atmosphere, will become more intense; thus conditions will be
particularly conducive to production of the slight extension of our present
sight necessary to open our eyes to the etheric region.
The etheric sight is similar to the X-ray in that it enables its possessor
to see right through all objects, but it is much more powerful and renders
everything as transparent as glass. Therefore in the Aquarian Age many things
will be different from now; for instance, it will be extremely easy to study
anatomy and to detect a morbid growth, a dislocation, or a pathological
condition of the body. At present, medical men of the highest standing admit
regretfully that their diagnoses are only too frequently erroneous, as shown
by postmortem observation; but when we have evolved the etheric sight, they
will be able to study both anatomical structures and physiological processes
The etheric vision will not enable us to see one another's thoughts, for
they are formed in still finer stuff, but it will make it largely impossible
for us to live double lives and to act differently in our homes than we do in
public. If we were aware that invisible entities now throng our houses, we
should often feel ashamed of the things we do; but in the Aquarian Age there
will be no privacy which may not be broken into by anyone who desires to see
us. It will avail nothing that we sent the office boy or maid out to tell an
unwelcome visitor that we are 'not in.' This means that in the new age honesty
and straightforwardness will be the only policies worthwhile, for we cannot do
wrong and hope to escape detection.
This article was adapted from the August, 1984 issue of the "Rays from
the Rose Cross" Magazine, page 357, published by The Rosicrucian Fellowship.