Ron Hubbard described Scientology as “the Western Anglicized continuance of many earlier forms of wisdom”, and cites the teachings of Jesus Christ among belief systems of those “earlier forms”. Contradicting the Christian concept of Jesus’ “atonement of mankind’s sins” through his death on the cross, Hubbard states in the Volunteer Ministers Handbook that “Man is basically good, but he could not attain expression of this ravi zacharias books pdf now. In Scientology, Jesus is classified as below the level of Operating Thetan, and described by L.

Ron Hubbard as being a “shade above” the condition of “Clear”. According to Scientology, as written by Walter Martin in The Kingdom of the Cults, there is a possibility that Jesus believed in reincarnation: “There is much speculation on the part on the part of religious historians as to the early education of Jesus of Nazareth. It is believed by many authorities that Jesus was a member of the cult of Essenes, who believed in reincarnation. Hubbard also linked Hindu teachings to Jesus. In the 2008 book Vintage Jesus: Timeless Answers to Timely Questions, authors Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears write: “According to Scientology, Jesus is an ‘implant’ forced upon a thetan about a million years ago”. Hubbard is quoted as stating that Christianity evolved from the “R6 Implant”: “The man on the cross. The Roman Catholic Church, through watching the dramatizations of people picked up some little fragments of R6.

Operating Thetan level VIII is highest level of auditing level in Scientology. It is known as “The Truth Revealed”. It was initially released to select high-ranking public Scientologists in 1988. In OT VIII, dated 1980, Hubbard explains the document is intended for circulation only after his death. Its purpose is to explain the untold story of Hubbard’s life’s work.

In the document, Hubbard teaches that “the historic Jesus was not nearly the sainted figure has been made out to be. In addition to being a lover of young boys and men, he was given to uncontrollable bursts of temper and hatred”. In 1997, celebrity Scientologist Lisa Marie Presley hosted a Christmas party at a Church of Scientology mission in Memphis, Tennessee. Scientology minister-in-training and professed Christian, Craig Gehring, was quoted in 2007 in The Advocate as saying he thought that his belief in Jesus as the son of God did not conflict with his being a Scientologist: “Personally, I believe the son of God – son of man, but like I said, that is not a Scientology doctrine. There isn’t a doctrine about in Scientology.

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