ABOUT THE AUTHOR
William C. Kiefert
William C. Kiefert was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on Sept. 19, 1937, and passed away in Jacksonville, Fla., on Dec. 1, 2003. One of four sons, Mr. Kiefert entered the U.S. Navy in 1955 and began his education in electronics that served him throughout his life. The father of five children, his vast extended family included legions of extremely close friends and comrades around the world. Together with his former wife, Dr. Virginia Martin, Kiefert operated Master Electric Inc. and an early pre-fab home business in Wisconsin while raising their children through the early 70s, then relocated to the Tampa area. There, they pursued multiple opportunities and ultimately built and operated a commercial fishing boat. At that point in time, Kiefert followed a deep internal drive to study philosophy, psychology and theology. These self-guided studies, conducted at Marquette, the Universities of Wisconsin and South Florida and Florida State and many private religious and philosophical seminars, led him to become a prominent advocate of what he termed Jesus' private gnostic teachings as resources for the attainment of individual and social peace equating to "heaven on earth." His published works include the article “The ABCs of Higher Consciousness and Social Logic” and the books The Gnostic Christian Interpretation of The Gospel of John, The Gnostic Christian Interpretation of Paul's Letter to the Romans, and The Practical Side of Heaven... all of which are available in their entirety on this website. Those wishing to honor Mr. Kiefert are asked to visit and contribute to this website, to personally explore and carry on the ideas which meant the world to him.
Personal Statement: I believe I have uncovered the original teachings that Jesus said his advocate "will show the world", in the Gospel of Jn 14:15-26; 15:26, and 16:7-15 jbv.
"The word paraclete (parakletos in Greek) meant 'comforter' or 'advocate'. In [the gospel o] John, Paraclete was the synonym for Holy Spirit. John placed emphasis on the Paraclete rather than on the parousia (the Second Coming of Christ." (272) We must not assume, however, that the term Holy Spirit refers to God. "The holiness of God is rarely mentioned in the NT..l.it is to the church and its members that the term is more frequently applied " (273) In John, then, the Holy Spirit can refer to someone who Jesus said "the Father will send in my name [and he, meaning the advocate, will] teach you everything; and remind you of all I have said he will show the world how wrong it was, about sin, and about who was right, and about judgment [reason] "
Why do I feel justified in assuming the role of God's advocate for Jesus' teachings? Over twenty years ago, 'success' came to me. I had everything except inner peace. Since then I have learned that each of us has an equally important purpose in life. Some are called to be mothers, some doctors, farmers, teachers or plumbers. Although I never heard the booming voice of God calling me, I heard his call in the most unexpected way. I felt the need to study philosophy, psychology and theology.
Following my call, I found peace by listening to an inner voice that guided me on a path from one historic or scientific fact to another until it ended when I discovered Jesus' Gnostic teachings. I then realized I could be the advocate of God that Jesus said the "father will send in [his/Jesus'] name" in Jn 14:26. For my studies have revealed information that confirms that the world is wrong about the cause of "sin", about who was right, and about judgment [judgmental reasoning], just as Jesus says his advocate will in JN 16:7-9.
Do I claim to be special? No. I claim to be an advocate of Jesus' Gnostic/private teachings, just as every Christian Sunday school teacher is an advocate of Jesus' orthodox/public teachings. Everyone's advocacy is equally important. In the circle of life, the talents of each are indispensable to the well-being of the whole. (See Cor 12:12-30)
I do not ask you to believe my research. All I ask is that you judge it on the basis of its historical, linguistic, and logical merits. The issue here is whether my research is true to outlawed Gnostic teachings, or demonstrably false. And second, if my research is factual, does it demonstrate the truth that John says will "make you free?" (8:32) I believe it is, and that in the third millennium, life will be based on that truth-and become the heaven on earth that Jesus promises us in his Lord's Prayer.
Practical Side of Heaven
Academic Accomplishments :
Earned 97 college credits in Religion, Philosophy, Psychology and Humanities at Universities of Wisconsin and South Florida. Audited numerous courses at Universities of South Florida and Florida State. Attended many private religious and philosophical seminars.
Twenty-five years of self directed research in Philosophy, Psychology, early Christianity, and the similarities between first century Greek Philosophical terms and Biblical terms at Universities of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Florida State, South Florida, Marquette and numerous Public Libraries.
Authored numerous articles, such as The ABC's of Higher Consciousness and Social Logic and the following books.
Appeared in the following newspaper articles:
Earned Master Electrician's Certificate and Class A Electrical Contractor's License in Wisconsin and later, Florida. Owner and President of Master Electric Inc.
Earned Class B Carpenter Contractor's License in Wisconsin. Owner and President of Custom Component Homes Inc.
Earned USCG 100 Ton Captain's License. and Master Shipbuilder's Certificate. Fished Commercially.