We will not have lasting peace or true freedom of religion until enough people in the world understand that:

1)   The God of Abraham, Jesus and Muhammad is the same God (as even Muhammad acknowledged in Quran 29:46);

2)   Our God is also known as The Creator, Nature's God, The Holy One, Brahman, The Absolute Tao, The Supreme Consciousness, The Great Spirit, Wakan-Tanka, and many other names human beings have for the Creator or Divinity;  

3)   Religious beliefs should be a private matter -- between each person and God and none of government's business, just as Thomas Jefferson advised, and as all truly polite, humble and wise people realize;

4)   All forms of prejudice, intolerance and bigotry --- whether religious, racial, nationalistic (hegemonic), cultural, ethnic or personal --- are unacceptable in a civilized global society, and we should celebrate our diversity rather than allow ignorance and bigotry to produce conflict and divide us;

5)   There should be a wall of separation between government and religion, and all religions should be considered as equal in the eyes of governments.

 

Remember the words of the wise:

"Religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God; that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship; that the legislative powers of the government reach actions only, and not opinions." Therefore, "I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make 'no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and state."

-- Thomas Jefferson

 

"The principles of Jefferson are the axioms of a free society."

-- Abraham Lincoln

 

"All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom."

-- Albert Einstein

 

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness, in a descending spiral of destruction."

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"Many of us have or had fathers or grandfathers who paid dearly for the freedom they fought and died for during World War II. But, even though that freedom has been eroding due to the greed and folly of spiritually blind men who deceptively claim to serve God and Country, lasting freedom, as it turns out, is ours to achieve and establish peacefully, together. All we need is the wisdom to acknowledge the way to save and improve our world, and the courage and faith to make it so."

"You see, whether evil masquerades as good in the public eye, or whether evil is cowardly and sneaky in its murderous ways, it has been and still is very powerful in its ability to slander, denigrate or even kill those who would deny it power to rule over the people. That is the main problem in the world today, and it’s why there is so much conflict and division. But evil is now exposed by the Spirit of truth, and it shows us the way that we can finally prevent evil from dividing us or ruling over us ever again. We can, and we will, establish government that is truly of, by, and for the people."

"May God bless the world and every person, every nation, every religion, every race, and every culture, and let no one keep clinging to the misguided notion that theirs is superior to all others."

--- Anonymous

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Welcome

This is an invitation and outreach to the world, but it is directed especially to America for several reasons, especially because of its power and influence, and because of the precedent that was set when it was founded.

Thanks to the views and vision of its Founders, America can become a good example to the world and the real American Dream can finally be fulfilled. However, it can become a good example and the dream can be fulfilled only when enough Americans understand some very important truths and facts of history.

For example, Americans should understand why Thomas Jefferson wrote: "Religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God; that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship; that the legislative powers of the government reach actions only, and not opinions." Therefore, “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State." 

That, in fact, is part of the reason President Abraham Lincoln later said: "The principles of Jefferson are the axioms of a free society."


A crucial part of that freedom is why the Founders wrote Article 6 and the freedom of religion clause in the First Amendment of the Constitution, because there can be no freedom of religion unless government is neutral regarding religions, respects all, and is partial to none.

Therefore, this initiative is to promote the general welfare, religious tolerance, Interfaith cooperation and collaboration, peace, freedom, liberty, and real Jeffersonian Democracy, with equal opportunity and justice for all people.

This mission is desperately needed because humanity is in conflict and at war because we have allowed political leadership to corrupt government. Consequently government fails to ensure freedom of religion, fails to promote the general welfare, fails to ensure justice, and fails to use the common wealth for the common good. 

We have also allowed religious leadership to distort their religion and ignore its true purpose, so they too have failed us, and they have ignored the will of God even while claiming they know it.


We Can Change It When We Know How, and Why We Must

In America, we, the people, have the constitutional authority, and in the rest of the world we have the spiritual authority, to take the ultimate political action to liberate, empower and unite our selves peacefully, once and for all, in accordance with universal prophecies and Divine Providence.

This message recognizes that the world does not yet have what all human beings want, because we all want lasting peace, freedom, liberty, independence, equal rights and opportunities, and real justice. But we do not yet have it. 

The message promotes what is in the best interest of humanity as a whole body, regardless of political ideologies and regardless of the doctrines or creeds of organized religions, because political ideologies are conflicting and religious doctrines and creeds are in conflict over concepts and names for God, and over the nature and will of God.

Therefore, the message promotes and advocates universal spiritual values common to all divinely inspired religions, and it focuses on what we should agree upon, while pointing out why we disagree on certain things for the wrong reasons.

For example, even though God is very real, people argue over what God is because they've been led to believe in man-made concepts and even myths. And, even worse, there are offensive, divisive, theocratic religious zealots who speak of God as they fight to rule in the name of God and religion, but they know not what they do, and they know not God. 

The will of the real God, the Great Spirit-Parent, is the same as the will of any good and loving parent — that we all abide by the Universal Divine Imperative: Treat all others as you would want to be treated if you were them.

Furthermore, God's will is that all its children work cooperatively and collaboratively together, in harmony and at peace — because we should love one another and share, and understand that a house divided against itself cannot stand, just as a neighborhood, city, state, nation and world cannot stand divided against itself.

But we are divided, and we are falling, because people fight for power over each other. They fight for power because they feel entitled to rule, whether it’s because of their wealth or religion or race or nationality or culture or partisan political party. They think theirs is superior, and they think that entitles them to rule. 

But, as long as they continue to feel entitled to rule because of their wealth or religion or sex or race or nationality, and as long as they continue to fight for power, we will not have equal rights, real liberty, real religious freedom, true justice, or lasting peace in the world.

The Coalition's main mission, therefore, would be to point out that there is a better way, and to help foster understanding, mutual respect and peace between all opposing individuals and groups --- especially between the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam). For they need to be reminded of divine intent and good will in order to bring them together as the family they are destined to become, and thereby bring them into the world family of religions.

The Coalition will advocate a reformation of religions and religious sects that have lost sight of their foremost mission, which is to teach their adherents to abide by the Universal Divine Imperative, which is also called the golden rule. For that divine imperative is at the heart of all genuine religions and spiritual teachings. It is the overarching commandment, and the summation of all spiritual wisdom and advice.

Much of humanity suffers now because some Christians, Muslims and Jews have lost sight of this truth, because it has been overshadowed by the ancient, outmoded, self-serving idea that God is on the side of a particular group of people or religion or religious sect or nation, and against others. But even Moses wrote that the nation of Israel could be a nation among many nations under God, if it abides by the divine imperative. And the fact is that our God is the God of all nations and the whole world, and cares not about the divisions of religion or race or nationality. God is the Great Spirit-Parent of all.

Unfortunately, in America, some Christians have been misled by an even more self-serving idea that wealth is a reward from God to the "faithful," and that the working poor and the poor deserve their lot because they are merely "lazy," not "self-reliant," and not faithful enough. That's essentially what the Reaganites have been telling America. But that is not true. It is a false, self-serving ideology, contrary to what Jesus of Nazareth and all other true spiritual teachers clearly taught.

To be blunt, the "religious right" in America pushes an ideology that is a shameful distortion of scriptures. To them it's a "Gospel of Prosperity," but it turns Christianity up-side-down. They either ignore or deny that divinely inspired, truly righteous people actually stand up against arrogance, greed, selfishness and cruelty. For even though it is true that "God helps those who help themselves," that does not mean we should live in a society where it's every one for himself and you're on your own. We are all one family.

That is why true servants of God advise us to refrain from being selfish and taking unjust profit, and instead be charitable, empathetic, and treat the poor and needy with compassion, fairness, and generosity. 

Hypocrites simply ignore that advice and instead preach false doctrines that distort the true message of all religions. Consequently, arrogance, greed, selfishness and corruption abound, and most of humanity suffers in terrible tribulation as a result.

They call themselves "conservatives," but what they strive to conserve are mainly the self-serving political, economic and religious traditions and institutions that have allowed the wealthiest few to gain power, wealth and domain in the world. Furthermore, their focus on materialistic concerns has caused them to lose sight of what is most valuable in the world: promoting the general welfare, our spiritual peace of mind, our sense of family and greater community, our sense of security and well being, and all other things which we should conserve and nurture above all else.

That is quite evident if we simply look at what they have not conserved. Just look at the degradation and deterioration of our environment, the oceans, our waterways, our atmosphere, and our infrastructure. And just look at the diminishing standard of living of the majority of the people and especially the working poor. All have suffered because the wealthiest few hoard and control most of the wealth, invest much of it in buying or influencing elections and lobbying legislators, and they want government to spend taxpayers money mainly on police and military forces and all other means that will protect their wealth, power and domain, and enable them to gain more.

The culture of greed and self-interest they have created has, during the last hundred years and especially during the last 30 years, been detrimental to many people in the world, and it has brought a terrible tribulation upon the earth. And we, the people, are the only ones who can and will fix it -- by initiating and peacefully bringing about a reformation of both religion and government.

The fulfillment of the actual, real prophecies of all divinely inspired religions of the world, including Judaism, Christianity and Islam, foretells it. The prophets foresaw a future of harmony and peace following this terrible conflict and tribulation. But, we will not enter that future unless and until we expose and refute the hypocrites who lead their blind flocks astray, and establish freedom and justice for all. That, in fact, is what the prophets, including Jesus of Nazareth, intended, foresaw, and prophesied.

Granted, it could grow even darker before the dawn, but it won't if we understand that our suffering and the troubles that plague us are like the labor pains prior to something new being born into this world. And, in order for that new birth to occur, we the people must perform the delivery.

The responsibility for saving the world is ours as fellow human beings and world citizens, and we cannot do that when we are divided over conflicting ideas of religion and patriotism. We simply must unite in the Spirit of good will, fairness, justice, and peace. But, we need a plan to guide us.


The Plan, and The Rationale

This is the recognition of a plan that can save our nations and our world through peaceful citizen’s initiatives to bring about a reformation of our governments, to ensure that governments are of, by, and for the people and truly represent the people as a whole body, and ensure real freedom of religion, with respect for all religions as equal under God. 

That, of course, necessitates the reformation of religions or religious denominations and sects that have been misguided and have become theocratic and imposing. For as Thomas Jefferson so bravely said, religion should be a private matter, between each person and God, and we owe account to none other for our worship or religious beliefs. It is no one else's business.

We will save the world only by obeying and abiding by the Universal Divine Imperative that is common to all religions. 

All great spiritual teachers taught it, in one way or another. Thus Jews are supposed to be taught that we should not do to others what is hurtful to our self. Christians are supposed to be taught to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. And Muslims are supposed to be taught that no one is a true believer in Allah until he desires for all others what he desires for himself.

Similarly, Buddhists are taught that we should treat others as we treat our self. Hindus are taught that we should not do unto others anything that, which if it were done to us, would cause us pain. The Taoists are taught that we should regard our neighbor's gain as our own gain, and our neighbor's loss as our own loss. The Bahai Faith teachers taught that we should ascribe not to any soul that which we would not have ascribed to our self. Followers of Confucius are taught that we should never impose on others what we would not choose for our self. Sikhism teaches that you should be a stranger to no one, that no one should be a stranger to you, and you should be a friend to all. Jainism teaches that we should treat all creatures as we want to be treated. Native Americans believe that we are as much alive as we keep the earth alive. Unitarians affirm and promote respect for the independent web of all existence of which we are a part.

The founders of all other religions have taught the same thing in different ways, because the most essential, eternal truth is the same in any language, and at any time. And the founders of all true religions have also said that the search for the Divine and Holy should be not in the world, but within, and when found it brings forth love that is universal and knows no bounds.

These teachings and spiritual values are at the very core of all genuine religions, and they are all about unconditional love, peace, freedom, honesty, humility, tolerance, forgiveness, compassion, charity, and pacifism.

Unfortunately, some of the worst atrocities in the world are being committed by people who ignore those values and yet claim they are religious. That is why a reminder is needed.

All Jews should understand why Solomon of ancient Israel, renowned for his great wisdom, said that pride goes before destruction and an arrogant spirit before a fall, and it is better to be of a humble spirit than to join the proud and militant in their aggressive and offensive pursuit of the "spoils" of war.

All Christians should understand that Jesus of Nazareth agreed with that, and he added that we should love even our enemy. He advised against retaliation, and against living by the sword. He declared that Man cannot serve both God and Mammon (which could be defined as unfairly or unethically gained worldly wealth, and unfairly imposed or abused worldly power). Jesus even declared that the humble, gentle and meek are blessed and shall inherit the earth. Then, to top it off, he willingly sacrificed his life to set a good example and culminate his teachings regarding peace, love, tolerance, forgiveness, and pacifism. That is, he was a true martyr.

All Muslims should understand that Islam's founder, Muhammad, knew and respected the teachings of Jesus, and he stated that killing is always evil, and that indiscriminate killing is especially evil. Moreover, like Jesus, he advised against retaliation and against force or coercion in religious matters, and he commanded Muslims to "be very courteous to Jews and Christians because we all believe in the same God." (Qur'an 29:46)

Of course, proud and militant Jews, Christians and Muslims feel righteously justified in their actions, and in certain cases they have good reasons for that. In fact, many of them do have legitimate grievances which should be addressed.

The trouble is, in far too many cases, the proud and militant are misled by theocratic zealots who simply ignore many core scriptural facts and universal truths, and misunderstand divine will and intent. Thus they merely feign religiosity, preach the doctrines of men, and pray for the ears of men, but betray God and humanity as a whole body. That is why part of the plan is to expose themparticularly the Theocrats who lust for political power in the name of religion.

To serve the Spirit of truth, this message has been spread over the Internet since January 2002, and there are many indications that it has helped. For example, on February 21, 2012 the Interfaith Alliance released a "Statement of Principles" on religion in political campaigns that recognizes the right of candidates campaigning for political office to speak of their religious beliefs, but warns that "there is a point when an emphasis on religion becomes inappropriate and even unsettling in a religiously diverse society such as ours.”


The Author of the Plan, The Messenger 

These truths have been expressed in a message delivered by the modern son of man, who fulfills all religious prophecies of the one to come, especially the prophecies of the prophet Isaiah and the prophet Jesus of Nazareth.

However, the modern son of man is not what anyone expected, because he rejects a worldly throne as Jesus of Nazareth did, and he serves the Holy One, the Great Spirit-Parent in heaven. He seeks not to rule, but to liberate and empower you all. But, he does assert his prophetic prerogative and states his prophesied mission, which is part of the reason he is rejected by his generation and dismissed as just another deluded phony with a messianic complex.

That was to be expected, though, and it was prophesied. After all, most people think it rather audacious (if not arrogant or even delusional) for a man to assert that he fulfills prophecies and has a good idea of the divinely inspired truth that most of humanity is waiting for. And, to make matters worse for the modern son of man, there are many different false expectations regarding a Mashiach, Messiah, Avatar, Buddha, Saoshyant, Mahdi, etc. 

That is part of the reason that, as Isaiah prophesied, he is "hidden in the shadow of God's hand," because he is rejected and despised by right-wing fundamentalist Christians, radical Muslims, and Jewish Zionists. They do not understand how he fulfills real prophecies of the whole world, especially those of Isaiah and Jesus. 

He is also rejected because he does not exalt or declare himself. He remains hidden and does not seek the limelight or try to become a famous person by speaking as an orator from behind a podium or pulpit. Rather, as Isaiah prophesied, he delivered his work before him and waits for humanity to get the message.

He delivered his work anonymously under a pen name (Joseph J. Adamson) for 27 years, though he was not able to publish his first book and first web site or blog until January 2002. And while since then much of his message has been recognized, accepted and even plagiarized, he has been rejected as a son of man and Messiah because he asserts that he delivers the promised, prophesied judgment. 

He is also rejected because the judgment he delivers is not lukewarm but very strong and firm by divine mandate, and it strongly exposes and rebukes greedy hypocrites and pretenders. 

On the other hand, the message is compassionate toward those see the error of their ways and become contrite of spirit, even as is the son of man himself. In fact, at 72 years old, suffering many things and facing death, he is contrite of spirit and feels like an utter failure and miserable excuse of a man. He does not claim to be perfect, or holy, and he confesses he is only too human, and he is well acquainted with grief and sorrow, all of which the prophet Isaiah foresaw.

He does not seek power for himself. Rather, his work has been delivered before him anonymously specifically to show how he serves God rather than plays god-king, and empowers us all by showing us how to liberate ourselves from those who want to rule over us in the name of religion and/or patriotism. He shows you exactly how to establish government that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people.

The modern son of man is called by many different names and titles by different religions -- even though he claims no title but son of man, fellow servant and messenger of God. And he tells us that the wisdom of the ancient prophets and sages was not the final word, but the foundation upon we must continually build.

He reminds us that the Judaic scriptures of the Torah and Tanach (what Christians call the Old Testament) are very specific in foretelling what the son of man who fulfills Judaic prophecy does.

In fulfillment of Judaic prophecy, during his lifetime, many Jewish people from all over the world have been able to establish a new Israel. That’s because the son of man has been living in the world since 1941, and when he was seven years old, increasing numbers of Jewish people were enabled to immigrate from Europe and America to Palestine, in the part established in 1948 as the new nation-state of Israel.

However, as an old man he submits that Israel’s iniquity will not be pardoned unless and until she acknowledges her offenses, changes her ways, makes amends and reparations, and achieves reconciliation and peace with her neighbors.

He also submits that proud and militant Muslims and Christians who also aggressively pursue an imposing theocratic agenda, are also guilty. And their iniquity will not be pardoned either, unless and until they also repent, make amends, and reconcile with their enemies. For we are all family, and children of God the Great Spirit-Parent of all. And it is time to make peace, and stop claiming we are trying to "win the peace" by waging partisan political campaigns and even war.

According to Judaic prophecy, his work, when widespread, will influence the people of every nation to see truths that are eternal and universal, and abandon and be ashamed of their former beliefs (or non-beliefs). When they get the message of self-evident, universal truth they will acknowledge that there is One True God, the Holy One, who is not a man, nor a son of man, but the Great Spirit-Parent of all human beings. And the Lord God is called by many names, including Yahweh, Jehovah, Brahman, The Absolute Tao, Wakan-Tanka, Ahura Mazda, Allah, the Supreme Consciousness, the Creator, Nature's God, etc.

When widely spread and understood, the message he has delivered will ultimately bring about global peace throughout the world, enabling the humble, gentle, peaceful and "meek" majority to inherit the earth, and transform "swords into plowshares" so they can make the world into a far more beautiful and productive place for all God’s children to live cooperatively and harmoniously.

The son of man realized and witnessed the reality of the real God through divine revelation in 1971, when he was 30 years old, which opened the seven chakras and seven seals of revelation, whereupon he was carried away in spirit to the high and holy place where God inhabits eternity. But he was not informed of why he was called and chosen until 1979, when through two miracles he was shown what his mission is.

Plagued by self-doubt, fear, and feeling unworthy, it took him many years to accept it. But he did, in spite of his fears, and he has been developing, improving and expanding the highlights of the message for many years.

Coalition members may promote his work but have no leader in person because he who provides the inspiration leads only by showing the way from behind the scenes. The Coalition has no public spokesperson, no board of directors, no organization. Members may work in concert, but individually and separately, unknown even to each other, promoting his message. But members are not evangelicals. They do not proselytize or push any particular religion. They recognize all as equal.

The messenger has written anonymously not only because he must be hidden, but also because it is the message that is important, not the messenger, and it's the truth that will set us free -- not any individual person. And as the prophet Isaiah foresaw, the work and the truth in his message will make the right for it to be accepted by all the nations of the world.

That's because the world does not need another would-be savior, nor does it need another would-be conquering hero or king. The world just needs the truth, and nothing but the truth, which will empower and liberate us all --- and his pen will ultimately prove mightier than the sword.

But, by prophetic mandate, the message of judgment must expose and rebuke the greedy, proud, militant hypocrites and bigots who claim to be right. And in so doing, he follows the precedent followed by Jesus of Nazareth and preceding prophets.

Yet, on the other hand, to express the feminine aspect and Wisdom of God, the words of the son of man comfort those who have done wrong but become repentant and contrite of spirit. For the Spirit of truth comes not to condemn, but to educate; not to punish, but to correct; and not to destroy, but to save.

To put an end to the conflict and division, we must face two crucial facts:

1) What passes for democracy in this world is not producing truly representative government, but instead produces conflict and division; and 2) Freedom of religion means that all religions must be regarded as equal by our governments.

Facing these facts will take some time. So, to fulfill Judaic prophecy, the modern son of man is also a singer of new songs. However, when he wrote the songs (between 1978 and 1982) he was not aware that it was prophesied. Only later did he learn that several prophets mentioned that "a new song" would be sung by the son of man. And there is what our God prompted the prophet Ezekiel to write:

"As for you, son of man, your people talk about you, saying, listen and hear what comes forth from the Lord. But, even though they listen to and appreciate your songs and music, and hear your words, their hearts are still covetous and they seek unjust material gain. And when this comes to pass – and behold, it will come – then shall they know that a prophet has been among them." (Ezekiel 33:30-33)

This will come to pass, because even though those words may have been about Ezekiel, in his time, they are also about the modern son of man. For while history can repeat itself in negative, destructive ways, it also repeats itself in positive, constructive, liberating ways. 

The fact that the modern son of man sings his songs and people hear them but ignore the message. That is consistent with what Ezekiel wrote, and consistent with what the prophet  Isaiah wrote about the servant of God being rejected for so long that he feels his work has all been in vain and for naught. Moreover, it is also consistent with the prophecy of Jesus of Nazareth, who said the son of man to come would "first be rejected by his generation."  

Jesus also said the son of man would first suffer many things. So all people should keep in mind that as they do unto others, so they do unto the son of man. After all, we are One Body. That’s why we should do everything we can to help people get the message, to save humanity and the world. As he says, he has turned the key, but we, the people must open the door to a brighter future for all. It is, ultimately, up to us, and the son of man waits for enough people to awaken.

If you read his messageyou will recognize the truth that is so badly needed in the world today.

(The above information was gleaned and edited from the old web site of the son of man. Most of the above paraphrases, or, in certain instances, directly quotes him so that it accurately reflects the message. That message is more comprehensively reflected on a Web site containing many articles that are essentially highlights of the message, so that it may be like a seed that will grow like a Tree of Life, that its leaves may be for the healing of nations.)