The Net

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net which was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind; when it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into vessels but threw away the bad. So it will be at the close of the age. The Angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.”

(Matthew 13:47-50)

In this parable Jesus presents another picture for the process of the Final Judgment. Here the analogy is the fisherman's net which takes the place of the wheat and the weeds of the other parable. Again the allusion of the coexistence of the good ones with the evil ones until the end of times is present to enhance the terrible destiny for those who become useless. Jesus always made clear that in the end of the period granted for the development of humankind, a rigorous selection would take place separating the good from the evil, those who had become useful from the ones shown to have become harmful in the Lord's vineyard.

Yet the core of these teachings is that the Free Will is always in the hands of each human being who can develop upward in the direction of the Light or downward to the darkness. There is no in-between. We know that Primordial Light is God Himself and darkness is a stranger to the Light: “God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.” (1John 1:5).

The teaching also explains that the human being must bear the consequences corresponding to his volition. He can make the choice but after he must reap the corresponding harvest. A detailed analysis of this parable leads to the conclusion that salvation absolutely cannot be achieved without the personal effort of the interested party.

A well ended venture is not a lottery ticket that could be bought in any of the countless seducing Christian kiosks that sell blind faith. The denomination “blind faith” is a synthesis of everything that is against the natural laws, as for example, lack of spiritual movement, hindered free will, believing without understanding, self indulgence and delusion. It is a delicious offer in exchange for spiritual liberty, like or worse than the Temple merchants who were expelled by Jesus. All of them are going to be definitely expelled from the Lord's house, the Creation, by the effect of the Final Judgment. Only values acquired through personal conviction are real.

Only what one can “see”, i.e. comprehend, can be valid for him and become a ladder to help him climb to the luminous kingdom of the spirit. All else is empty straw which can only be used as liturgy to cheat spiritually blind people and for the doctrines preached on pulpits by religious leaders who are equally blind.

Pharisees acting with hypocrisy circulated anti-Christ teachings because their dogmas were illusions which they thought would be pleasing to God. Because of this Jesus called them blind guides.

“You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel!” (… )

“Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit.”

(Matthew 23:24;15:14)

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