Episode:Melchizedek Gospel—Response in the Levant (Part 3)
Subsequent to the disappearance of Melchizedek in the flesh, no human being had possessed such an amazingly clear concept of the revealed religion of Salem as Ikhnaton. In some respects this young Egyptian king is one of the most remarkable persons in human history. Had he the political sagacity of Moses, he would have changed the whole history of the evolution of religion and the revelation of truth in the Occidental world.
Note: Ann was away this week, and there were only 3 co-hosts.
Summary by Kermit
A sample of Amenemope’s writing from his Book of Wisdom that was quoted in [95:4.3] was read. Amenemope was a contributor to the Hebrews Book of Proverbs.
95:5. The Remarkable Ikhnaton
As the Egyptians were slowly losing their grasp of Amenemope’s teachings, a Salemite physician to the Egyptian royal family espoused the Melchizedek teachings. Thus did the mother of Ikhnaton, Pharoah of Egypt gain his acceptance of these doctrines of One God. In this intriguing bit of revelation we also are definitively told that Amenemope, chronologically, significantly preceded Ikhnaton, settling current controversy among Egyptologists. Likewise did the revelators confirm the role of Ikhnaton’s mother in influencing him towards monotheism.
Throughout all of this historical material the revelators are permitted to disclose hitherto unknown or unknowable material for our edification. Historically speaking, the revelators only disclose these kinds of details when we have no way of finding this information on our own. So in cases where information in the revelation differs from generally accepted information in the public domain, the revelation becomes the standard.
Since the days of Melchizedek, no human up to Ikhnaton’s time possessed such a clear concept of the revealed Salem religion. In keeping alive the monotheistic doctrine of El Elyon, Ikhnaton ensured the maintenance of the philosophic channel of monotheism which was vital to the religious background of Michael’s future bestowal. This played a role in taking Jesus to Egypt where spiritual successors of Ikhnaton saw Jesus and made overtures to Joseph and Mary to raise Jesus in Alexandria, as was revealed in [123:0.3].
Had Ikhnaton possessed the political sagacity of Moses, Egypt might have become the great monotheistic nation of that age, in which case Jesus might have lived the greater portion of his mortal life there. As it was, Ikhnaton converted the entire nation from polytheism to monotheism, broke with the past, changed his name, changed the location of the capital and created a new art and literature for the whole nation. But he moved too fast and was not able to secure these changes in the minds of his people. He failed to provide for the prosperity of his people who reacted most unfavorably when adversity came upon them.
For an interesting side conversation on the relation of science, politics, social norms, and religion consult the archives of this show.
Ikhnaton’s radical changes were short lived. A religious genius, Ikhnaton sought to establish the worship of the one God under the guise of the sun god. He well knew the difference. The advantage of his version of monotheism was that it contained both paternal and maternal elements of deity, avoiding the male dominant anthropomorphisms of more primitive religions. A prolific writer, Ikhnaton wrote an exposition of his monotheistic ideas, “The One God”, which we are told was utterly destroyed by the priests after Ikhnaton’s departure. (Future generations can look forward to having a copy of this work when the planetary cultures of mortals and midwayers are merged). We are further told that he is author to one hundred thirty-seven hymns, twelve of which are preserved in the Hebrew Book of Psalms, credited to Hebrew authorship. Note, Psalm 104, attributed to him is quoted in the first paragraph of the revelation, testifying to his illustrious place in the course of evolution of monotheism.
Ikhnaton’s religion was one of righteousness and ethical conduct, which extended from the individual to national and international domains. The salutary influence this had on the family life of Egypt served as inspiration for the superb family life of the Jews in Palestine.
Ironically, the fatal weakness of Ikhnaton’s gospel was its greatest truth, i.e., the universality of Aton. The One Supreme God was not just the God of Egypt but of the whole world. Lacking a nationalistic unifying power, they failed to uplift the morale of the Egyptian military in battle, and this in turn was used by the priests to undermine Ikhnaton’s influence.
Though his ideas did not prevail in the long run fin the collective consciousness, his ideas of deity were so clear and true that they persisted in the minds of many groups infusing into the evolutionary thought stream, eventually enabling the concept of Yahweh to be elevated from a tribal nature volcano god to the idea of Father, whom Jesus could reveal ultimately to the world.
Interesting to note, that in so much of this historical material we are studying the revelators disclose key facts which our historians can use to correct current errors in our history which we would otherwise have no way of doing. Informing us that Ikhnaton was Tutankhamen’s father-in-law, and not his father, is just such a fact.
Ikhnaton’s religious ideas were comprehended only by educated Egyptians. The rank and file of the workers never did really grasp his gospel, and quickly joined the priests in the old-time worship of Isis and Osiris. The idea of immortality for all was too advanced for the Egyptians. But eventually, Ikhnaton’s democracy of salvation prevailed even extending to the extreme of the survival of dumb animals.
We discussed the problematic current day beliefs regarding the survival of animals on the mansion worlds.
As mentioned, Ikhnaton’s worship of one God appeared to fail, however, the repercussions of his work persisted in both Palestine and Greece, thus becoming the agent for the transmission of the evolutionary culture of the Nile and the revelatory religion of the Euphrates to all subsequent peoples of the Occident.
The decline of Egypt was occurring as the rise of the national life of the Hebrews was beginning. Thus, the departing Bedouins carried away much of Ikhnaton’s teachings and doctrines in their racial religion. Suffice it to say, without Ikhnaton the world would not have the life and teachings of Jesus!