The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ:
Salvation without Bloodshed

Last Updated: 22 May, 2024

What it is:

The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ is a book published in 1908, and again in 1911, authored by Levi H. Dowling (18 May 1844 – 13 August 1911).

Its full title is The Aquarian Age Gospel of Jesus, the Christ of the Piscean Age.

As with the Gospel of the Holy Twelve, it is a spirit-based attempt to reconstruct the original teachings of Jesus, in this case being a supposed transcription from the 'book of God's Remembrances': God's record of all athoughts, words, and deeds.

How does The Aquarian Gospel of the Jesus the Christ compare to The Gospel of the Holy Twelve?

The Gospel of the Holy Twelve is stronger in issues like animal compassion and the pursuit of truth, while The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ is stronger in the plan of salvation based on self-sacrifice rather than sacrificing others.

Why read The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ?

This is a Gospel which contains teachings so stunning (to a reader coming from the Bible and Bible-based Christianity) that they represent a fundamentally different path of Christianity (from Bible-based).

Regarding salvation, Torah-based Judaism and Bible-based Christianity are models of a relationship with God based first and foremost on blood sacrifice. From the Bible's Old Testament, God is portrayed as demanding or at least being pleased with animal sacrifice for worship, sin atonmenet, thanksgiving, and religious ritual of various kinds, as well as circuncision of human males, and did ask Abraham to sacrifice his only son although God stopped it at the last moment. The right sacrifice is portrayed as the most perfect and innocent and creature. In the New Testament, Jesus is portrayed as being the ultimate and everlasting blood sacrifice for humanity which perfectly fulfills the blood covenant. In particular:

  • Genesis 8:20-22: Noah offers some of the animals, even of the precious few he just saved, to God after surviving the Great Flood under God's direction.

  • Genesis 17:10-14 and Exodus 4:24-26: bloodshed from first born males is mandated, even as the foundation of covenant with God.

  • Leviticus 17:11: God supposedly mandates that only bloodshed can make atonement for a soul.

  • Leviticus 1-7 and Deuteronomy 12:6, 15-28: Plenty of mandates, supposedly from God, on what animal sacrifices to make when, how, and for what.

  • Hebrews 9:1-10 and Romans 3:25-26: the muder of Jesus is portrayed as a wonderfuly righteous and perfect fulfillment of the blood covenant, because he was not only human without blemish, but sinless.

The model doesn't consider whether participants to be sacrificed are willing or not, and it should otherwise raise serious moral questions about whether slaying the innocent is really a fitting way for either God to mete divine justice or for humans to improve ourselves.

Some of us would prefer a different way to follow God, and if we can choose our religion, then we can choose what book we read.

Like The Gospel of the Holy Twelve, The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus Christ teaches that killing other innocent beings is not a sin remission model condoned by the supreme Creator:

  • A God that takes delight in sacrifice, in blood and burning flesh, is not my Father-God. (words of Jesus in Chapter 18 verse 12)

In a similar way, in The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, Jesus challenges the Old Testament-based practice of making burnt offerings:

"And Jesus said, Our Father-God asks not for needless waste of plant, of grain, of dove, of lamb.
[18] That whichi you burn on any shrine you throw away. No blessings can attend the one who takes the food from hungry mouths to be destroyed by fire.
[19] When you would offer sacrifice unto your God, just take your gift of grain, or meat and lay it on the table of the poor.
[20] From it an incense will arise to heaven, which will return to you with blessedness."
(Chapter 26, verses 17-20)

The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus Christ teaches a different model of salvation: one which is based not on sacrificing others to avoid responsibility for yourself, but based on love for others in sacrifice of self. In this model, a Christian is expected to lay down their goods and life at any time the defense of life might be require them, and no Christian is exempt from this expectation. For example:

  • ...The only sacrifice that God requires is self " (Ch 19 verse 25)

  • "Just give your life in sacrificial service to the all of life, and God is pleased." (Ch 28 verse 25)

  • "There is no power in sacrifice of beast, or bird, to help a man to holy life.
    [5] ...for man can never save himself except he lose his life in saving other men."
    (Chapter 35 verses 3 & 5)

  • [6] You stewards of the wealth of God, an opportunity has come; unlock your vaults; bring forth your hoarded gold; bestow it with a lavish hand.
    [7] This wealth was laid aside for just such times as these; when it was needed not, lo, it was yours to guard;
    [8] But now it is not yours, for it belongs to those who are in want, and if you give it not you simply bring upon your heads the wrath of God.
    [9] It is not charity to give to those who need; it is but honesty; it is but giving men their own.
    (Chapter 114 verses 6-9)

  • Lo, I have taught that he who counts his life of so much worth that he would give it not in willing sacrifice to save his brother man, is worthy not to enter into life. (Chapter 127, verse 5)

  • ...make him free, that he might pay the debt he owes, by giving up his life in willing sacrifice for men, or other living things. (Ch 137 verse 16)

Even the symbology of the Last Supper is based on self-sacrifice according to this Gospel:

[37] And Jesus took a loaf of bread that had been broken not and said, This loaf is symbol of my body, and the bread is symbol of the bread of life;
[38] And as I break this loaf, so shall my flesh be broken as a pattern for the sons of men; for men must freely give their bodies up in willing sacrifice for other men.
[39] And as you eat this bread, so shall you eat the bread of life, and never die. And then he gave to each a piece of bread to eat."
[40] "And he took a cup of wine and said, Blood is the life; this is the life-blood of the grape; it is the symbol of the life of him who gives his life for men.
[41] And as you drink this wine, if you shall drink in faith; you drink the life of Christ.
[42] And then he supped and passed the cup, and the disciples supped; and Jesus said, This is the feast of life, the great passover of the son of man, the Supper of the Lord, and you shall often eat the bread and drink the wine.
[43] From henceforth shall this bread be called Remembrance bread; this wine shall be Remembrance wine; and when you eat this bread and drink this wine remember me."
(Chapter 160 verses v37-43)

The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus Christ has many other beyond-Bible teachings also, including the notion that a resurrection right out of the tomb, like Jesus' own, is something that any Christian could potentially do on their existing authority from God (see chapter 163 verses 37-41)!.

If you want a path of Christianity based on love and self-sacrifice, rather than based on sacrificing others for yourself, you are qualified to read The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus Christ! It is our opinion that, if Jews, Bible-based Christians, and other believers of bloodshed-based theologies knew that there was a way to connect with God which is not fundamentally based on bloodshed of innocent life, that they would much prefer it, if only there was someone, anyone, to tell them that such a model existed.

Hence this webpage.

Where you can get it:

What are you supposed to do with it after reading it?

Offer it to others. If any agree, you can start meeting with them regularly to discuss, even if it's just one other person. Beware that you might get start to get uncomfortable attending conventional Churches set in their ways. You don't need to go to a big church to 'go to Church'. As Jesus said, "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." (Matthew 18:20, King James Version)

That said, God Willing, you might see another option posted here in the future.

What else can you do to help?

  1. Read the Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ.

  2. Save a copy of the Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ in case you lose access to it for any reason.

  3. Share this webpage.

  4. Choose loving self-sacrifice, rather than blood-sacrifice, to base your relationship with God on.

Links to Other Interesting Websites:

  1. The Gospel of the Holy Twelve
  2. Greensides.Farm
  3. Respond.is
  4. Faith of the Eternal Parent (under construction)
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