This Man* denies creation, but I do not deny the existence of God. This Man always asserts that a religious theory must correspond with science, even though all scientists are ignorant of the truth. *This Man refers to Victor Cho, Victory Altar’s founder.
Bible was written by not God but man
First, let me talk about creation as described in the Bible. “The time came when the Lord God formed a man’s body from the dust of the ground and breathed into it the breath of life. And man became a living soul”(Genesis 2:7). “But still there was no proper helper for the man. Then the Lord, God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep, and took one of his ribs and closed up the place from which he had removed it, and made the rib into a woman”(Genesis 2:21).
Christianity has interpreted this passage literally and has come to the conclusion that man is nothing but a creature. And Christians say God is omniscient and omnipotent. They also say God is Love. If God formed a man from dust, he could not have made only two humans, because He knew Adam and Eve would die of eating the Forbidden Fruit. Furthermore, if God had formed a man, He could not have made a mortal being under any circumstances, because He is omnipotent. And, even though He knew Adam and Eve would eat the Forbidden Fruit, leaving them as they were in the name of a test means that He must be an evil God.
Is it possible that man can be subjected to testing on the critical problem of life or death? Is man a toy of God? This is nonsense. It would, therefore, be obvious that God was neither Love nor omnipotent. We can assume God is not omnipotent rather than not Love. If God is omnipotent, Adam and Eve had eaten the Forbidden Fruit, He would have made another man who was not mortal. Then, He could have prevented the downfall of the Garden of Eden.
And the Bible says that, when Adam fell into a deep sleep, God took one of his ribs and made the rib into a woman, Eve. This is nonsense. Adam lived in the Garden of Eden with God at that time. The Garden of Eden was Paradise. There were no pains or fatigue in Paradise. Therefore, it was unnecessary to sleep to rest, unlike the rest of us living in this world. Therefore, regarding all aspects of the circumstances, it is inconceivable that Adam and Eve were creatures and that we are their descendants.
Then, do I deny the whole Bible? No, I am just pointing out errors in the Bible. We must admit that the Bible has its own contradictions and faults(Isaiah 34:16).
We can find many contradictions in the Bible. For example, the following two passages are certainly contradictory. “God has sent his spirit to tell us, and his Spirit searches out and shows us all of God’s deepest secrets:”(1 Corinthians 2:10). “Jesus said that no one knows the date or the hour when the end will be, not even the angels. No, nor even God’s Son. Only the Father knows”(Matthew 24:36). How can he be the Son of God, if he does not know the date or hour when the end will be? And the other passage, “When the Lord God saw the extent of human wickedness, and that the trend and direction of men’s lives were only towards evil, he was sorry he had made them”(Genesis 6:5). And God killed all humanity with floods, except Noah’s family.
Can even Almighty God have regrets? Regret is incompatible with omniscience and omnipotence. It seems that God has no power to eradicate evil. Even if the Bible contains the words of God, it was written by men who have died. Frankly speaking, the Bible was edited, copied and translated by men, over and over again. It is an undeniable fact that there were other Bibles, Apocrypha.
The fact that there were Apocrypha proves that the Bible is not the absolutely complete Book of God. We can assume that there have been insertions and deletions by editors through the whole history of the Bible. The command of the Bible: “If anyone adds anything to what is written here, God shall add to him the plagues described in this book”(Revelation 22:18) has already been violated. Consequently, without regard for every process of the Bible’s production, those who adhere to the absoluteness of the Bible are foolish. The Bible is only one of the products of history, like other religious scriptures.
Originally Adam and Eve is not human but Gods before eating the Forbidden Fruit
Then who were Adam and Eve? Nowadays, the Victor is revealing the veiled truth little by little. Adam and Eve were God, the Trinity of God. This is suggested in the Bible, too. The phrase “So, God made man like his Maker, Like God did God make man”(Genesis 1:27) are the very words. These words mean Adam and Eve were God. Thus, God, Adam and Eve, not God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, were one body, the Trinity, and existed before the beginning of history. As long as God, Adam and Eve were one body, the matter of Forbidden Fruit is related to God as well as Adam and Eve. In other words, not only man, but also God, is responsible for the sin. The master spirit of Adam and Eve was God. Because together they were the Trinity. God was in Adam and Eve, and Adam and Eve were in God. Therefore, at that time, the words of the Bible, “I am in the Father and the Father is in me”(John 14:10) had come true. So, at that time, every act of Adam and Eve was done in God. I Say again, the ancestors of all mankind, Adam and Eve, were immortals, like God.
At that moment, all the creatures of this world, as well as Adam and Eve, were the body of God. Do not forget the fact that creator and the creatures are one. So, the Bible says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and Word was God, He created everything there is with the Word”(John 1:1-3). “Men are Gods”(John 10:35). As we can see in the records of the Bible, God’s spirit dwells in all creatures, and all creatures are incarnations of God. This Cosmos itself was God before the beginning of the world. But God had been defeated by the Devil, the Forbidden Fruit, and God is the captive of Satan now. Not only God, but all creatures fell into the captivity of Satan. So, God lost His omnipotence.
Satan is the spirit of separation, Death. Therefore, because of Satan, One became many, as we see it now. God is the spirit of Life, whereas Satan is the spirit of death. Then, how is this world? In this world, life and death coexist, and every living creature dies in the long run. This means that the spirit of life, God, is dying due to having been conquered by the spirit of death, Satan. In other words, Satan is dominant over God. So “all creation is waiting patiently and hopefully for that future day when God will resurrect his children”(Romans 8:18). This means that, if God were freed from Satan, all creatures, the incarnations of God, would be freed from the spirit of death, and would never rot and die.
In the Bible, because they ate the Forbidden Fruit, Adam and Eve were cursed by God. Could they not help dying as a penalty for violating the words of God only one time? Could merciful God leave the Forbidden Fruit as it was, even if He had known Adam and Eve would eat it? This is nonsense. If God had got rid of the Forbidden Fruit, it would have been needless to say not to eat it, and they could not have eaten it, even had they wanted to eat. Therefore, if you do not know the true character of the Forbidden Fruit, you can never understand the Bible and the will of God. After eating the Forbidden Fruit, the bodies of Adam and Eve changed from being immortal to mortal.
The Forbidden Fruit was not real fruit, like an apple or an orange. It was the very spirit of the devil, which has opposed God from even before the beginning of the world. From before the beginning of the world God, the Light, had been fighting with Satan, the Spirit of Darkness. And, until six thousand years ago, God was dominant over Satan and retaining Paradise. But, six thousand years ago, God was defeated by the Devil and was deprived of the Garden of Eden.
Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden. The Garden of Eden was Paradise. The Bible says. “You will not be able to say ‘It has begun here in this place or there in that part of the country’ For the Kingdom of God is within you”(Luke 17:21). So, the hearts of Adam and Eve itself were the Kingdom of God. “What matters where on earth we dwell? On mountaintop or in the dell, in a cottage or in mansion fair, Where God is, ’tis Heaven there. O hallelujah, yes, ’tis Heaven, ’Tis Heaven to know my sins are forgiven; On land or sea, what matters where? Where God is, ’tis Heaven there”(Hymn). Where God is, only there is Heaven. God dwelled in the hearts of Adam and Eve. So, their hearts were Heaven.
Because the commanding spirit of Adam and Eve was God, they always lived in God’s heart, and this heart of God is the very Fruit of Life. The Fruit of Life is a spiritual Fruit, like the Forbidden Fruit. The Bible says “If man would eat the fruit of the Tree of life, he would live forever”(Genesis 3:22). The Fruit of life is the spirit which gives man immortal life. The spirit which gives immortal life to man is the spirit of God and the heart of God(blood=heart=spirit). Therefore, the Fruit of Life is the heart of God, and the Forbidden Fruit is the heart of Satan, and man has both of them, which indicates man’s body is the battlefield for God and Satan.
Before eating the Forbidden Fruit, Adam and Eve dwelt in the heart of God. So they were immortals, Gods. But, they fell into mortality due to being defeated by the Forbidden Fruit, the Spirit of Death. Therefore, it is obvious that the Forbidden Fruit is the life-killing Spirit, Satan. The words, having eaten the Forbidden Fruit, means having eaten the heart of Satan. Adam and Eve did not eat the Forbidden Fruit voluntarily. They were invaded by the Forbidden Fruit, Satan, involuntarily. Most theologians have interpreted that Adam and Eve ate the Forbidden Fruit of their own free will. This is nonsense! Think of it. However good free will might be, would they choose the freedom of death? Because of being defeated by Satan, the spirit of God was imprisoned by Satan. Therefore, the self-awareness of all men is the spirit of Satan, which has imprisoned God.
After eating the Forbidden Fruit Adam and Eve was changed into human, which leads to their death
After the tragic catastrophe of the Forbidden Fruit, it was not only Adam and Eve that fell into mortality. Because of them, all humanity is mortal. Their original sin has been inherited by their descendants through blood. So, all of mankind are captives of the devil, and all of them are sinners, mortal beings. Self-Awareness is the very six-thousand-year-old original sin. It is the Devil, the Forbidden Fruit, the source of death. Because of your self-awareness, you die. The Bible says, for the wages of sin is death(Romans 6:23). It also says, the temptation is the pull of man’s own evil thoughts and wishes, and these evil thoughts lead to death(James 1:15).
As we have seen above, desire is sin and the cause of death. And desire is an evil heart, and an evil heart is the evil spirit, Satan. Although because of the devil, man dies, all the sages, including Jesus, were ignorant of this fact. Desire, the source of sin, comes from “I”, and this self-awareness of “I”, “Ego” is sin itself. Therefore, all activities arising from “Ego” are all sins. Because the self-awareness of “I” is sin, all the scriptures say: “Throw off yourself.”
The Bible also says, “Throw off your old evil nature ─ the old nature that was your partner in your evil ways ─ rotten through and through, full of lust and shame”(Ephesians 4:22). “Unless one is born of the Holy Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God”(John 3:5). This means that, before having been captured by the devil, man was God. So, every man must be born of God. And the following words, “The kingdom of God is within you”(Luke 17:21). “Where God isn’t Heaven there”(Hymn) indicates that Heaven must be achieved within us when alive in this world, and is not where we will go after death. This also means that only God can enter the kingdom of heaven.
This Man proclaims towards all humanity: All We men are neither animals nor creatures. We are Gods, but Gods who degenerated into mortal beings after being invaded by the devil. So, there are many pledges in the Bible about the resurrection of righteousness, or the advent of the Messiah. But no one realized these secrets. The Bible clearly says, “Whoever is wise, let him understand these things, whoever is intelligent, let him listen. For the paths of the Lord are true and right, and good men walk along them. But sinners trying it will fail”(Hosea 14:9).“No one is good-no one in all the world is innocent”(Romans 3:10).“No one can really know what anyone else is thinking or what he is really like, except that person himself. And no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own spirit”(1 Corinthians 2:11). So it was natural, in a sense, that no one could know the secret providence of God. And, moreover, the providence of God was to be hidden, because this world was under the rule of the devil. If the strategy of war is revealed, how can God defeat the enemy? It is not to be revealed until victory is gained.
Now, This Man, as the Victor, reveals all the mysteries of the Bible. Remember, I am not the Victor. The Victor is God Himself. God who was within me as conscience has killed the false master, self-awareness and become the real master, God. So, God Himself is Victor, not This old Man. Seeking this ultimate victory, God has run down through the human blood for six thousand years and dug out completely the weak points and movements of a devil. Without this knowledge about the circumstances of the devil, God would not have won the Victory.
Now the Victor is the perfect One. Because God takes its place wholly in the Victor, there can be no want and no lack in the Victor. His intentions are God’s, and his activities are God’s. As the Bible says, the Victor is sitting on the throne of God, in fellowship with God(Revelation 3:21). Really, the Victor is the last Adam, Christ, who gives life(1 Corinthians 15:45), and the re-creator, God, who is to construct a new Heaven and Earth.
Victor creates a new immortal world
So, This Man is opening a new age of immortal life and constructing a new world. It is only when the enemy, death, is destroyed that the new world will be constructed. The enemy to be destroyed is not the world, but the devil which exists in your mind as self-awareness. So, when the selfish ego, the soul of desire, disappears, the conscience of God will be resurrected. Then, the split world will be united into one, and paradise constructed on this earth again. Then, how can we construct the world of Paradise in this world? Serve every one as yourself and regard their sins as yours. This law cannot be observed by your ego. It can be obeyed only in a self-sacrificing way of life. Now, realize your original nature, which was God, and become God again. Then, we can enjoy eternal happiness together.
from Victor’s Words –