Putin Visits Pope Francis in Vatican City – The Message is Important

  • Pope Francis and Putin spoke about current affairs in Syria, Venezuela and Ukraine. Also they talked about the Catholic Church in Russia.
  • Nationalism is a necessary evil. God is both national and universal.
  • The meeting on July 4th American Independence Day is a message to Israel in the Middle East to protect democracy and religious freedom in Israel.

Nationalism is a necessary evil. God is both national and universal. The highest spiritual level is universal revealed by the Messiah of Freedom through resurrection.  You need both national and universal to build the kingship of God on earth.  The Byzantine Empire also called the Roman Empire today lives in the small country of Vatican City.  The smallest nation in the world may be the most powerful. Last week July 4  Vladimir Putin visited Pope Francis at Vatican City. Russia, the largest nation in the world, visited the smallest.

Pope Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio; 17 December 1936) is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, the first to visit the Arabian Peninsula, and the first pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century.

They spoke about current affairs in Syria, Venezuela and Ukraine. Also they talked about the Catholic Church in Russia. President Putin thanked the Pope for giving him his time. It was Putin’s fifth visit to the Vatican and third visit with Pope Francis. On July 2, a Russian submarine caught fire and was killed 14 sailors.  The Pope expressed his condolences a day before the visit. They exchanged gifts at the meeting. Pope Francis is known for his liberal policies and openness to all faiths. Putin came to the Vatican representing the Russian people and their national faith. Each nation connects to God as a nation as well as individually.

Jesus was born from a woman her name was Mary.  He grew up like all children in his mother’s home. He had a high soul which desired truth. His soul desired the Messiah.  He wanted to bring to the world the Messiah of freedom and truth.  In Mathew he is called the son of man.  Through his resurrection he wanted to become for all of mankind also known as the son of God.  The difference between the son of man and the son of God is that the son of man will die like all men because of the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden was decreed that all people will die. Jesus became the son of God after his resurrection.  The son of God lives forever. In this way it would be revealed to all of mankind that there is eternal life after the resurrection of the dead which will come at the end of time.

Judaism is waiting for the resurrection of the dead at the end of days.  Judaism is also waiting for the Messiah to return its nation to its previous glory.  Jesus came to bring the resurrection closer by revealing himself as the son of God through resurrection.  No one will deny that resurrection is a great spiritual light. People suffer in this world and need the strengthening of faith in God and the afterlife which includes the resurrection of the dead.  The intention of Jesus was to bring this light to the world, the light of eternal life.

After his crucifixion, three days later his disciples publicized that he had resurrected.  The resurrection of Jesus is recorded in various places in the New Testament. The intention of Jesus was good.  He had no bad intentions at all.  People needed the Messiah which could only be revealed through resurrection. Jesus was a righteous man, an example for all people.  He preached love, peace and freedom. He revealed the light of resurrection as a righteous man the son of man.

The world we live in is filled with evil people who desire power.  The Romans were a powerful nation in the world.  They themselves had executed Jesus.  The Romans ruled over Israel before and after the destruction of the second temple.  The Jewish nation was a satellite nation of Rome.  Later on Rome adopted Christianity as their national religion.  Jesus brought into the world a universal light, the light of peace, mercy, and freedom.  The Romans exploited and changed over the universal light of Jesus into a national religious light which required altering the truth about Jesus to change his image from a soul, a prophet, a righteous man, preacher of peace, mercy and freedom, the son of God, to God the dictator, the Lord. In this way the dictatorship of Rome was strengthened and they were able to use Jesus as a weapon to conquer the world. The dictatorship of The Lord Jesus became known as the Byzantine Empire.

Vatican City, officially Vatican City State is an independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy. Established with the Lateran Treaty (1929), it is distinct from yet under “full ownership, exclusive dominion, and sovereign authority and jurisdiction” of the Holy See. With an area of 44 hectares (110 acres), and a population of about 1,000, it is the smallest sovereign state in the world by both area and population.

Ishmael the son of Abraham was taught to believe in the God of Abraham and was circumcised by his father.  God would not allow Rome or any other emperor to exploit the son of God who was a symbol of freedom to change over his divine image to the Lord of Rome and the Byzantine Empire a national God from universal truth.  Mohammed came into the world to organize the children of Ishmael to fight against the idolatry of Rome and the Byzantine Empire.  The Ottoman Empire and the Byzantine Empire were at war.

The forces of evil pulled the light of Jesus, the light of salvation and employed it for evil purposes.  They had to change Jesus the son of man, the son of God into the Lord the dictator for the sake of power and greed.  Two religions in the world were at war Islam and Christianity. The nation of Israel was exiled from its land and the Jews were scattered throughout Europe and Asia.  The forces of evil exploited the light of Jesus the messiah for their own national interests.

Moses redeemed the Jewish people from Egypt with ten plagues, split the red sea, and brought them to Mount Sinai.  On Mount Sinai they received freedom which is the name of God which is peace.  There are four languages of freedom mentioned in the bible, delivered, redeemed, released, and saved.  Fifty times in the Torah is mentioned freedom from slavery to Egypt.  The evil forces interfered with the plans of Moses like they interfered with the plans of Jesus.  Moses came down from the mountain holding tablets written by the hand of God inscribed on them the Ten Commandments.  The evil forces caused the people to build the Golden Calf.  Moses broke the tablets of freedom.  The evil forces had succeeded to make Moses and his brother Aharon change over the constitution of Israel from a free nation to a dictatorship theocracy monarchy which would enter the land of Israel to conquer the land and establish the Kingship of David.  The nation of Israel was established Jerusalem the capital to reign in the land for over four hundred years until it was conquered by the Babylonians.  Judaism is today a National religion. Jewish law is against freedom.  The Jewish Messiah is for restoring National religious values without freedom.

Christianity and Islam came after the destruction of the nation of Israel through Jesus and Mohammed.  All religions begin with freedom a universal light but the evil forces exploit the light of truth and peace until there is again God the Lord the dictator. Judaism began at Mount Sinai as a universal light.  Christianity was once a universal light before Jesus was made into God the Lord the dictator.  Islam is Judaism with a new law Koran Sharia worshipping God the Lord the dictator.

Moses came after Abraham who worshipped the One God the Lord the creator.  Moses wanted to add to the faith of Abraham the Messiah of freedom.  In Exodus 33 after the sin of the Golden Calf revealed the disgust of Moses that he could not bring to the world freedom and perfect healing. He asked God, Erase me from the book.  Afterwards he gave to the Jewish people the Torah for National Faith. He could no longer be the Messiah of freedom, the universal light. In Judaism there is no place for the Messiah of freedom.  Jewish law is for a nation with a king with ultimate power.  Jesus tried to bring freedom into the world like Moses.  He became the Messiah the Lord the dictator in Christianity but was remembered by Christians as the Messiah of Freedom in Christian law and scripture.  Those Jews that received freedom divine knowledge in the Exodus from Egypt remained in the wilderness and did not enter Israel.  Only two representatives of the generation of Moses entered Israel, Joshua and Calev. Moses is called the redeemer but not the Messiah.  The Messiah in Judaism is a descendant from King David.

The Bahá’í Faith is a religion teaching the essential worth of all religions, and the unity and equality of all people. Established by Bahá’u’lláh in 1863, it initially grew in Persia and parts of the Middle East, where it has faced ongoing persecution since its inception. It is estimated to have between 5 and 8 million adherents, known as Bahá’ís, spread out into most of the world’s countries and territories. (Picture of the spiritual center of Bha”I faith in Haifa)

The attempt of Jesus to bring to the world a king Messiah of freedom and divine knowledge failed through Christian bureaucracy.  Muslim religion entered the world to make it even more difficult for Jews and there hope to return to their homeland as a sovereign nation with the Messiah.  Judaism does not want the Messiah of freedom. Islam does not want the Messiah of freedom.  Even Christians and Protestants want Jesus to return in the flesh to be God the king the supreme ruler.  All the religions want theocracy a king figure who is a dictator. Each religion has a law for mankind.  The Messiah for freedom came and disappeared, there is only left a memory.

Moses is remembered as the Messiah of freedom only by a few scholars who have studied esoteric Judaic scripture.  Jesus as the Messiah of freedom is more revealed even though the forces of evil reversed his light to national messiah when was established the Byzantine Empire. The light of the Messiah of freedom came into the world and left with only a memory.  Today it is being restored through Bha”i faith and Progressive Jewish Spirituality (PJS) accepting all three religions and their prophets Moses, Jesus and Mohammed in one unity.

According to PJS and Bhai faith the light of the Messiah has been revealed in stages each revelation adding to the next until the final resurrection of these prophets together. Whereas Christianity wanted to reveal the trinity in one step but failed, it is now revealed in three steps by three faiths and three prophets.  Judaism today has revealed the Messiah the son of David their national Messiah to complete the divine unity. Nationalism is a necessary evil. God is both national and universal. The higher spiritual level is universal revealed by the Messiah of Freedom through resurrection. The highest level of spirituality is the unity of national and universal.

Israel is the home of National and Universal Spirituality Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  The State of Israel is careful to protect religious freedom in Israel.  They have opponents from both sides Islamic Jihad and National Religious Orthodox. Russia has become a democratic state with freedom of religion accepting Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  Pope Francis is a strong supporter of religious freedom. The meeting of Vladmir Putin and Pope Francis on July 4th American Independence Day is a message to Israel in the Middle East to protect democracy and religious freedom in Israel.

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David Wexelman

Rabbi David Wexelman is the  author of five books on the topics of World Unity and Peace, and Progressive Jewish Spirituality. Rabbi Wexelman is a member of the American Friends of Maccabee, a charitable organization helping the poor in the United States and in Israel.  Donations are tax deductible in the USA.
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