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Leadbeater Versus Besant on the 12 Apostles?

May 15, 2012 10:35 AM
by Daniel

Annie Besant declared:

"And now I have to give you, by command of the King, His message,
and some of the messages of the Lord Maitreya and His great
Brothers. . . what I am saying, as to matter of announcement, is
definitely at the command of the King whom I serve.

His taking possession of His chosen vehicle . . . will be soon.
Then He will choose, AS BEFORE, His twelve apostles . . . and their
chief, the Lord Himself. He has already chosen them, but I have only
the command to mention seven who have reached the stage of Arhatship...

The first two, my brother Charles Leadbeater and myself, . . . C.
Jinarajadasa, . . . George Arundale, Oscar Kollerstrom, . . . Rukmini

I left out one and must leave out another. Naturally, our
Krishnaji [Jiddu Krishnamurti] was one, but he is to be the vehicle
of the Lord. And the other is one who is very dear to all of us, as
to the whole Brotherhood: Bishop James Wedgwood. He had borne his
crucifixion before the seal of Arhatship was set upon him by his King.
Those are the first seven of the twelve whom He has chosen, with
Himself as the thirteenth. 'Ye call me Master and Lord, and ye do
well, for so I am.'

Note well Mrs. Besant's declaration:

"Then He will choose, AS BEFORE, His twelve apostles...."

AS BEFORE: When was that? Almost 2000 years ago as told in the four
gospels to be found in the Christian New Testament.

Now compare the above statement by Mrs. Besant with what C.W.
Leadbeater says about the Apostles:

Certainly the Christian Bible ought not to be taken literally, for
many of its statements are symbolical, and others are simply not
true. When we examine clairvoyantly the life of the Founder of
Christianity, for example, we can find no trace of the alleged twelve
apostles, it would seem that as men they NEVER existed, but that they
were introduced into the story for some reason ? possibly to typify
the twelve signs of the zodiac.


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