BINARY TEACHINGS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT By Andre Austin Binary= something made of or based on two things or parts. The ancient Egyptians priests taught in part on the harmony of opposites. So whenever they had a male god right on his side was a female goddess. When James taught on being Whole within the Law, which was based in part in being righteous by having: Faith & Works The opposite of Whole is incomplete We also knew James famous quote that Faith without works is dead (James 2:17 and verse 22) After reading this I knew more about the church problems at Sardis & Laodicea which where dealing with the concepts of Maat (Righteousness) as being balanced or incomplete. (A). @ Sardis (Rev chapter 3) we have the apparent Binary problems. Neither Alive or Dead but sleep with deeds being incomplete. Sardis was a little bit of both Alive and Dead. Just like in the writings of James being the opposite of whole was incomplete and Dead, the operative word used @ Sardis. The goal in Sardis was for them to stop sleeping become Awake and whole with righteous deeds. (B). @ Laodicea the deeds were neither Hot or Cold but were “Lukewarm”=being balanced. People make the mistake of applying hot and cold with Alive & dead. Balanced or Equilibrium are adjectives of Maat and you want to be Lukewarm to be in it. I would refer you back to my main man James 3:5-6 who states one part of your body can cancel out the whole body and made it incomplete with Righteousness. James talks about the Tongue being hot on fire with lies and unrighteousness. Being Hot can be negative and sometimes positive but not in this instant case. Souls down in hell most definitely don’t want to be hot. Cold is associated with death and Hot is negative too. For example Hot-headed peoples with coals burning on their head with anger (Romans 12:20; Proverbs 25:21). Lets take the Dead Sea scrolls in the Damacus Document: “In the heat of God’s anger against the inhabitants of the Earth”. If you’re dependent on Paul’s teachings there would be no solution to the equations of binary problems because he hasn’t James 2:24 standard of being complete/whole within the Law (Romans 3:28). James, John The Baptist, Peter and Jesus were followers of Righteousness within the Law in the Old Testament that was in part based the so-called 42 Negative Confessions or admonitions of Maat (Truth/Tefnut/Right/Straight). They all wore clean Linen which was symbolic for Righteous acts (Revelations 19:8) Paul in error thought nobody was righteous (Romans 3:10 The Last book of the OT is Malachi 4:2 “But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall”. Christians applied this to Jesus & John the Baptist. Now go to Wikipedia and type in Maat and you see the concept of Maat on wings like an Angel. By the way Isis took the form of a winged Maat to heal the Dead Osiris cut off penis and flapped her wings generating wind (Holy Spirit) to get pregnant. This may have been the original intent of Malachi 4:2 because the entire context was Chapter 4 of Malachi is about restoring those cut roots and branches turned into stubble if they remembered the Law and kept the decrees of the Law by turning their hearts with the help of Elijah which was applied to John (Matthew 11:14). In Egypt your heart was balance (Straight) to a feather of Maat. This was the same analogy of crooked roads made straight used by John just a different way of using parables for antidote teachings on binary themes and other example. Eventually the Binary will lead you to that one way, one truth, the life to the harmony with God like the two Male/Female become one flesh, which is another Egyptian concept. Maat as a principle Winged Maat “Maat represents the ethical and moral principle that every Egyptian citizen was expected to follow throughout their daily lives. They were expected to act with honor and truth in manners that involve family, the community, the nation, the environment, and god. Maat as a principle was formed to meet the complex needs of the emergent Egyptian state that embraced diverse peoples with conflicting interests. The development of such rules sought to avert chaos and it became the basis of Egyptian law. From an early period the King would describe himself as the "Lord of Maat" who decreed with his mouth the Maat he conceived in his heart. The significance of Maat developed to the point that it embraced all aspects of existence, including the basic equilibrium of the universe, the relationship between constituent parts, the cycle of the seasons, heavenly movements, religious observations and fair dealings, honesty and truthfulness in social interactions. The ancient Egyptians had a deep conviction of an underlying holiness and unity within the universe. Cosmic harmony was achieved by correct public and ritual life. Any disturbance in cosmic harmony could have consequences for the individual as well as the state. An impious King could bring about famine or blasphemy blindness to an individual. In opposition to the right order expressed in the concept of Maat is the concept of Isfet: chaos, lies and violence” (See Wikipedia on Maat). The writings of Paul focus on Faith and not Works of Righteousness. James and the Dead Sea Scrolls pictured Paul as being in and producing Chaos, a man of lies and violence upon people. Before and Egyptian went on trial he had to clean his hands and mouth a concept found in Blacks law dictionary and in James 4:8 and John 1310-17. Flavius Josephus, when writing about John the Baptist knew that baptism was not “the putting away of sins but for the purification of the body supposing still the soul was thoroughly purified beforehand by righteousness” The Antiquities of the Jews Book 18, chapter 5.2 Technically speaking the Gospel of Mark 1:4 and etal got this point wrong. And Paul an Arab/Egyptian from the Benjamin (Ben-Oni from Egypt Gen 35:16-18) tribe. And people did think he was Egyptian see Acts 21:38. Paul stated he was from the Benjamin tribe Rom 11:1. In our society today the white man has been hostile towards black people for 400 years. This isn’t counting their opposition to Maat justice symbolized as the Tree of knowledge and Lukewarm 2,000 and 6,000 thousands years ago. I say we need some black steel in this hour of Chaos. With respect to this injustice we are at the point of being beyond the point of no return. They have done too much injustice to move on forward and too little good deeds to make up for the past. The righteous are just waiting on that inevitable event to occur to execute justice on the earth. Notes: Originally the three synoptic Gospels Mark, Matthew and Luke were just supposed to talk about the Father & Son (Vespasian & Titus), but when Domitian succeeded the Flavian Dynasty in Rome he commissioned his writers to include him into the Gospels as the terrible spirit.