So it goes ...
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Here Ott indicates his complete and utter failure to comprehends what Christ, His Mission, His Traditions and His Church, is all about.Paul's efforts were directed more toward organizing and maintaining churches than to teaching the original message of individual transformation (salvation).
The one vital component of Christianity has eluded him: Christianity is not about individual salvation, its about salvation as such.
"For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting."
"(God our Saviour) Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator of God and men, the man Christ Jesus: Who gave himself a redemption for all, a testimony in due times."
1 Timothy 2:4-6
Rarely has it been said better, or more memorably, than by John Donne (1572-1631):
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated ... As therefore the bell that rings to a sermon, calls not upon the preacher only, but upon the congregation to come: so this bell calls us all: but how much more me, who am brought so near the door by this sickness ... No man is an island, entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."
"That they all may be one, as thou, Father, in me, and I in thee; that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou hast given me, I have given to them; that they may be one, as we also are one: I in them, and thou in me; that they may be made perfect in one: and the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast also loved me."
As long as man has his own salvation in mind, as long as he is not one with his neighbour, he is not a Christian.
There is a story of Christ from the Sufi Tradition.
Jesus was walking with His disciples when he came upon a holy man (an esoterist, perhaps?). "What are you doing?" Jesus asked him. "I have dedicated my life to God" the man said. "Who cares for all your needs?" Jesus asked. "My brother takes care of everything" the man replied. "Then your brother loves God more than you do," Jesus said, and continued on His way.
St Paul offers this:
"That Christ may dwell by faith in your hearts; that being rooted and founded in charity, You may be able to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth, and length, and height, and depth: To know also the charity of Christ, which surpasseth all knowledge, that you may be filled unto all the fulness of God."
Those 'dimensions' — breadth, length, height and depth — have given true Christian esoterists a treasury of unfathomably rich Scriptural exegesis to draw from.
Meanwhile, the pseudo-esoterist, intent on nothing other than his own vainglory, is just as St Paul speaks of him, a 'sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal ... (in fact they are) ... nothing" (cf 1 Corinthians 13:1-2).