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February 17, 2022 (238 US) 
achieving the unachievable or the knight of faith

Once Jesus was dead, 83 followers remained : 12 apostles mentioned by Mark, Matthew and Luke + 70 disciples mentioned by Luke + Paul of Tarsus mentioned in The Acts of the Apostles. They excepting Paul did not propagate the Gospel, but The Revelation ofArès views Paul's work as just a book by man (Rev of Arès 16/12, 35/12) jointly with John's work.
The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew ch. 5 to 7) was to stay unheeded.
"Jesus preached the Kingdom, but the Church was established instead," Alfred Loisy wrote. A century later we only find Irenæus († 203), who is already a clergyman, a pupil of Papias, bishop of Hierapolis († 155). The early famous theologists are servant of the Church : Clement of Alexandria († 215), Origen († 253), and so on. Pure Christianity has never existed, but occasionally, probably because it has been unfulfillable in its pure state in the global legal-political context so far.
We Arès Pilgrims have to achieve the unachievable, which is an existentialist task for knights of faith (Søren Kierkegaard).


Douze apôtres XIVème siècle

Cathedrals bear their names, but what did they achieve actually?
Not that much. Jesus' word turned out to be unachievable then.
We have to start the Gospel one thousand years late.

The Revelation of Arès says, The real piety consists in  uttering the Word so as to achieve It (35/5). In other words, praying (12/5, 25/6, etc.) is no worship, even if it is very fervent; praying is considering the Word as an objective lesson, a plan scheduled for completion; it recalls that we have to change our lives (30/11) and the world (28/7) through love.
The Word of Arès jointly with Jesus' word call on man to establish the Kingdom or spiritual life. How? By penitence (Rev of Arès 16/17, 28/25, etc.), that is love and all that derives from it: forgiveness, peace, freedom, and by the crop (4/12, 6/2, etc.) of penitents. The sacerdotal people (36/20) are the crowd of the "athletes" or heroes (xxxv/4-12) of faith, for loving all of men all the time requires a permanent essential endeavor.
There is a deep schism between what happens and what is taught, just as there is a deep schism between religion and spirituality.
Four generations will not be enough (Rev of Arès 24/2) to fulfill the unfulfillable, but we will be successful in the end, provided that we permanently keep loving (25/2-7) mankind and being moderate, patient and pious (39/3).
Religions die sluggishly. Their followers excepting the sparse maximalists for the time being are having feelings of helplessness and do not know whom or where to turn to. Christendom seen as dogmatised masses, whether Catholic, Protestant or Orthodox, have gotten bogged down in halfheartedness and doubts ever since the Lumières, the French Revolution, the 1870, 1914 and 1939 wars. The Islamic umma is going to follow, because a certain type  of view on the limits between Good and Evil is going slowly to vanish all across the globe.
The problem is not to judge berween Good and Evil and punish Evil in the name of dogmas. The problem is to establish the practice of love, that is, only Good, so Evil disappears automatically. Neither whatever you believe in nor however you pray can give salvation to you. Salvation results only from the sum of the constituents of the soul: love given, forgiveness granted, peace made, freedom (Rév d'Arès 10/10) respected.
The days are over when the men of the Church and the faithful used to exercise control over History and pretend to be unaware of the slaughter of Cathars and Bogomils, the Inquisition, the co-operation between religion and politics, love for warfare, the vices of clergy, etcetera. Before long Islam will no more be able to keep silent about the wrongs and murders committed  in the name of Allah. Other religions will set about modernizing themselves.
Actually, men might well have not lost faith; they might be looking for the solution of Evil's mystery. The solution is delivered by The Revelation of Arès and its prophet, but the world still consider them to be tall stories in addition to the traditional tall storiemtltipls. And when the world understands that they are the right Path instead, we shall beware of the strong religious people prone to resemble the Arès Word in order to regain their supremacy and aura, in order to bounce back. The Revelation of Arès is disegarded today, but it will eventually rub off on some of its adversaries who will strive to  outlive it. Unfortunate confusions will be likely to arise then, but we will traverse that minefield safely if we keep capable of quietly retaining our natural flexibility. wisdom and patience; we will come out of them unharmed.
The Children (Rev ofArès 13/5) of Life (24/3-5) cannot find the Right Path by trying to make the law of the rats (xix/24) fairer, forcing society to be better through regulations, imposing a morality, doing away with nuclear warfare, thrashing the wicked, making the police and the judges amiabler, etc. The Children of Life will change the world  (28/7) only by changing their own lives (30/11), regardless of their social standing, by carrying out a revolution in their own lives, by turning themselves into beings of love. We can progress but by regarding each human life as sacrosaint, just as we regard the Maker's likeness and resemblance as sacrosaint (Genesis 1/26).
The world will change indeed, if the Arès Pilgrim, once he or she has turned too loving like the Father (Rev of Arès 12/7), multiplies and makes himself or herself the knight of faith, that Søren Kierkegaard talked about. The Arès Pilgrim is to  be resigned to suffering the circumstances just as the knight of faith is, because he or she is aware that his or her effort of love is just a real drop into the ocean of efforts of love by plenty of generations whether current or future. One Arès Pilgrim cannot be successful when alone to achieve the Father's great Plan. His or her love of the neighbor exposes him or her to hazards, but it may help him or her climb the Heights, which may be done only when all people together climb it (25/4). He or she knows that love succeeds only if it spreads in sheer force of numbers. He or she knows the immediate impossibilities as well as the future possibilities by the daring leap into the unfulfilled, that is trust in the Father's Word. The knight of faith has fallen in love with the king's daughter and he is aware that his love is getting nowhere at present, but he thinks, "There is another way the girl I love may be conquered, because I have faith that God fixes everything." That is the profoundly existentialistic view of genuine faith. Kierkegaard admired the knight of faith in helpless love with the king's daughter. Kierkegaard thought that one needs strength, vigor and freedom of mind to construct anything on resignation. But the one that knows that miracles sprout and blossom on resignation can do anything successfully. Wonders, which are supposed to be beyond human forces, are sensibly conceivable, however. Kierkegaard exclaimed, "Thanks to faith I give nothing up. I get everything just as Abraham not only did not give up Isaac, but also got him."

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