I See Men as Trees Walking

Consider first how the Church is divided, here is a prophecy of how it becomes united.


One can see today, how the Gospel has come true in history – literally.

And He came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to Him, and besought Him to touch him. And He took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when He had spit on his eyes, and put His hands upon him, He asked him if he saw ought.

And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. After that He put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.

And He sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.

If one’s sight is suddenly restored, they suffer a condition called “visual agnosia.” It is extremely painful and one confuses vertical objects and motion, just as described when the man says, “I see men as trees walking.” This is caused by the fact that the brain has not been trained to see properly.

When one is in the womb, there are extra neurons that are formed associated with vision. These extra neurons need to be cut for a person to see properly, “I came not to bring peace on Earth but a sword of division… When healing a person born blind, this healing process takes months and is extremely painful. Jesus does it immediately. He does it with a scalpel of division.

Let’s look at the details further with respect to Church history as we have experienced it.

Jesus took the blind man out of Bethsaida. Bethsaida is the town of Andrew and Peter. With Chalcedon, the Monophysites who did not make the proper cut or division of fully human, fully divine in speaking of Christ nature, were taken out of the house of Peter and Andrew – that is to say historically they were excommunicated from Western Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy – the town of Andrew (Constantinople) and Peter (Rome, Antioch, Alexandria). Those of the Coptic, Oriental non-Orthodox tradition, being formed from Alexandria originally, have crosses that are crosses upon crosses recalling “I see men as trees walking.

Example of an Ethiopian Cross

An Example Coptic Cross, Crosses upon Crosses Interwoven

The Oriental, Coptic non-Chalcedonian Christians did not make the division of natures fully Human, fully Divine in unconfused union (Miaphysite). Today, they claim to be miaphysite which is Orthodox. However as history unfolded, they were commanded not to enter the town of Peter and Andrew,  Rome and Constantinople.

As manifest in history, do you see now how perfect the Holy Scriptures are? What Jesus said would happen in fact happens. What He says to do we must in fact do. The Oriental Orthodox over time have come to see Christ properly having been taken out of the cities of Andrew and Peter in division. And in the division, by focusing on Christ, they are coming to see things properly.

 I cried to God with my voice, even to God with my voice; and He gave ear to me. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted. I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.

Thou hold mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak. I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times. I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

Will the Lord cast off forever? and will he be favorable no more? Is his mercy clean gone forever? does His promise fail for evermore? Has God forgotten to be gracious? has He in anger shut up His tender mercies? Selah.

And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High. I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings. Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God? Thou art the God that does wonders: thou has declared thy strength among the people. Thou has with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled. The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad. The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook. Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known. Thou led thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.[1]

Church history has unfolded exactly as the Lord said it would. And to those of us who believe that His Holy Scripture is perfectly true, He reveals, in His kindness to even the worst of sinners, His love not because of our merit or even our repentance as far off as that is, but because He is merciful and kind to the just and unjust alike.

It was through Saint Nektarios of the Aegina that the Coptic Patriarch was taught who clarified the Miaphysite position of the Coptic Church, and this gentle way of truth continues. If we seek it we will find it.

[1] Psalm 76/77

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