Sunday, October 14, 2007

Celestial Hierarchy

The Elohim in Genesis are a plurality and this is what it literally says- also "We" and "They" are used.
Honorific? - I don't think so - there are no Jehovahim or Adonais. Nowhere in the Bible is a plural used as an honorific. Jesus didn't refer to His "Fathers". Queen
Victoria said things like "We are not amused.", but we never refer to the Queen as "Queens". When God speaks from the burning bush He says "I Am that I Am", that is specific. 





All other lesser beings stream from Father God. Rudolf Steiner, along with the other Christian esotericists, sees in the Elohim the working of Christ the Creative Word.

The "gods many, and lords many" "including Thrones, angelic Lords, celestial Powers and Rulers;" that Paul of Tarsus speaks of, are the hierarchical beings. Paul's disciple Dionysius the Areopagite, Bishop of Athens, carried on this secret teaching and his later disciple, who took on his name, wrote of these Celestial Hierarchies. This book became, probably, the most influential in all Christendom. It was presented to Charlemagne as a coronation gift.

So revelation continues on.
The Anthroposophical Christology is there for those who are ready for the "strong meat" as the writer of Hebrews tells it:

For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
-Hebrews 5:13-14




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