The Gregorian calendar was introduced in the year 1582, and two of the last counties to accept it was Russia, in 1918, and Greece in 1923. Within three hundred years, the Gregorian calendar was universal for political and commercial considerations.
The Metric System was created in the late nineteenth century and was universally recognized by the end of the twentieth century. The Gentle Reader should recall that the Metric System is the only measuring system authorized by the US government; the English system is used only due to custom or convention.
The Gregorian calendar and the Metric System were easy to implement and are easy to use. We presume that a universal religion will also be easy, having only a few doctrines. This religion must adhere to a few moral principles that are conducive to a modern society, not tribal nomads.
The Cosmos in the New Testament
The translation of “comos”, Strong’s number G2889, as “world” occurs 186 times in 187 instances of the word in the King James version of the New Testament. The Greek word occurs 79 times in the fourth gospel, 22 times in the first epistle of Saint John, and 47 times in Saint Paul's epistles. The Gentle Researcher may now understand why the fourth gospel is a staple of Gnostic reading.
“Aeon”, Strong’s number G165, occurs 128 times and is translated as “ever”, 71 times, and “world”, 38 times. Aeon is translated as “world” a total of eight times in the epistle to the Colossians. “Aeon” is also translated as “course” and “ages”. We are uncertain why “aeon” is sometimes translated by a word not associated with time in the King James Bible.
Since the Greek language possesses a word for earth, Strong’s number G1093, that is translated as “earth”, 188 times, and as “land”, 42 times, we must conclude that cosmos encompasses more than the earth and the seas.
“Ouranos”, Strong’s number G3772, is translated as “heaven”, 268 times, and “air”, 10 times. Ouranos can mean several regions, including the sky, the area where planets are located, and the area beyond the stars. Therefore, ouranos is an ambiguous word, unless it is clarified in the text.
From the evidence, we suggest “cosmos” includes “ge” and “ouranos”, that is, it is all of creation. We suggest that Saint Paul understood the implication of using the word “cosmos” and conclude the translators of the King James Bible have done a disservice to its readers.
The universal religion will have two aspects, teaching and ritual. The rituals are the religion proper in the correct setting, while teachings will be moral and promulgate certain beliefs.
Supernatural revelations are not universal, but are limited to certain individuals. These revelations are similar to opinions, as they are subjective, not objective.
The universal religion must be accessible to all men. The universal religion will be met with resistance from certain groups and individuals who have existing opinions not changeable to either reason or facts. These tribal opinions will not prevent the adoption of the universal religion, it will only delay the inevitable.