AND THE WORD BECAME FLESH
Let us now propose to the whole household of Christ’s innocent poor that whereas the breakdown of mankind into various racial groupings must, just as the parallel linguistic breakdown at the Tower of Babel, be viewed as a curse, and so we are under a curse being split into various races, it is the evident responsibility of the believers to support the miscegenation of the races in order to restore that original state of blessedness lost through sin at the Tower of Babel.
Surely the universe consists entirely of thought-images in the mind of the Self-existent one, the Root of all being, as though the whole history of the world could be understood as the unfolding of a divine reverie, as the Scripture reveals saying, “For in Him we live and move and exist” (Acts 17:28), but He demonstrated love for the poor of the earth, to whom He has guaranteed salvation and victory, by entering this world as one of them and for them: that is to say, the Word, the divine mind-set or personality (for that is the implication of the term in the Greek), “became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). The body of Christ was, then, the expression and manifestation in flesh of the divine self-image, and our God being in the waking state in His own world in the form of a human male (I Corinthians 11:7), for “the Word became flesh” and “in Him dwells all the fulness of Deity in bodily form” (Colossians 2:9), He who “came to be in the likeness of men” and so “was found in appearance as a man” (Philippians 2:7-8) — He “was manifested in flesh” (I Timothy 3:16) “and we saw His glory” (John 1:14). We were taught through John, “And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding that we might know the true one, and we are in the true one, even in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life” (I John 5:20). And he told us, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and our hands have touched, that is concerning the living Word — and the life was manifested, and we have seen it and bear witness to it and announce to you the eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us — what we have seen and we have heard, we announce to you also, in order that you also may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship in truth is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ” (I John 1:1-3). “The teaching about the Christ” (II John 9), then, is that He “came in the flesh” (I John 4:2; II John 7). Those who deny the teaching though pseudo-Christian, for “they went out from us” (I John 2:19), yet form collectively “the deceiver and the antichrist” (II John 7). The body of the Lord was, therefore, not the result of the supernatural fertilization of a naturally produced ovum, but was from the beginning the expression in flesh of God and appeared as an emanation of His Spirit [“for the Lord is the Spirit” (II Corinthians 3:17), and He said, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9), for He is “the flashing forth of His glory and the representation of His essence” (Hebrews 1:3)], having come down from Heaven, through a miracle in the womb of Mary.
We received true counsel from John when he wrote for us through the Spirit saying, “I rejoiced greatly because I found among your children those who walk in the truth according to the commandment that we have received from the Father. And now I ask of you, lady, not as though I was writing a new commandment for you, but the very one that we have had from the beginning in order that we might be able to love one another. And this is what causes love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that we might walk in it (for many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh; this is the deceiver and the antichrist — watch yourselves, that you do not lose what we have worked for, but that you receive a full reward) — everyone who tries to go ahead and does not remain in the teaching about the Christ does not have God; he who remains in the teaching, he has the Father, he has also the Son” (II John 4-9).
What is the significance, then, of the relationship between the principle of love and the appearance of our Lord in the world as a man of the Arabic physical type, knowing that the form of His flesh was in precise accord with His self-image and possessed therefore a teaching function for the elect, for we find them joined, as above, in II John? Surely it is to guide us in the establishment of a world-nationality formed by the amalgamation and blending of the peoples and ethnic stocks through intermarriage, where there will be in truth, as there was in the ancient church, “neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free; but Christ will be all, and in all” (Colossians 3:11), composed ultimately entirely of individuals of the mixed-race type that inhabits the Middle East and which included, of course, the whole of the Biblical ethnically Jewish group: and that is the type called glorious, as the Scripture says, “and we saw His glory,” and is “filled with grace and truth” (John 1:14); it is the only form of mankind capable of being produced by human action, and is manifestly both the sign of the ultimate flowering and the fruit of peace and love. Why when we look around us must we find the lower class divided by the most absurd trivia, and the enemy laughing? And we know well that he wants no part of any of us, but seeks only to manipulate and oppress. And the Scripture says, “Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God, and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” “God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God and God remains in him” (I John 4:7-8, 16).
— Barry I. Hyman
CHRISTIAN REVOLUTIONARY BROTHERHOOD