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The early Christians who spoke of being “in Christ” were men whose intense faith, devotion, and sacrifice had lifted them into the Overself consciousness.
When Jesus declared that he was the Way, he spoke as the infinite Christ-self in every man, not as the finite person Jesus. He meant that whoever sought God, the Father, had to come through this higher self, could not find him by any other channel. This only was the Way.
The Sermon on the Mount is truly representative of Jesus' teaching. It holds first place in the literature of the world; it contains the essence of practical Christianity expressed as finely as is humanly possible.
The initiated early Christians understood well enough that the Christ was no other than their own higher self, the Overself. This was true then; it is true now...