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"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." –The Apostle Paul


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New Year – Old Wars

This article was written as an answer to a post made by a person in a discussion forum several weeks ago. I am reposting this today, New Year’s Day of 2018, as my response to her and anyone else’s fearful statements to the way terrorism seems to have a goal of annihilating everyone who are not Islamic and how it appears the only thing that can be done is to oppose such a religious faith violently. There is another way.

 

 

Believe me I understand how you feel about how Islam seems as violent as to want everyone who is not of their religion dead. But it is a religion, now hundreds of years old, regardless what we or others call it. My intent in replying to your comment is not to argue with you, but to give another point of view.
Let me ask this, in reality, are any other religions truly much different? We know that the Islamic faith sprung from the tribes’ ancestors by two brothers’ conflict. Most people of faith have read the Old Testament and wondered about the Hebrews being told to perform one battle after another, slaughtering whoever stood in their way, to take over the land promised to Abraham. And the Christians? From the time that believers in Jesus, the Christ, were forced out of Jerusalem in 66 A.D. Christians have stood at attention ready for military battle to defend our faith; believing that if they did not, then who would? This can be seen in international conflicts like the Christian Crusades, and more localized conflicts like the enduring war between Catholics and Protestants in Ireland.
But have those armed military conflicts really settled anything? Oh, certainly you can point at the United States and proclaim that had it not been for the armed revolution against the British that the Freedom of Religion would not be known in that country, or anywhere else. Freedom of religion? Defined how? While the whole purpose of this clause in American government was to sever the relationship between religion and government, it seems that today certain extremists Christian believers are proclaiming that instead the clause means freedom only for those who believe in Christianity. This, therefore, is an action toward establishing Christianity as the state religion, and to make things worse, those who are shouting this should be done are also declaring that anyone who does not believe in Jesus as the Christ should have no rights or possibly be killed. Now tell me, how different is that than what you found in the Quran?
Let’s take just a few moments and reason this whole mess out. WWJD?
Most certainly it is not a pleasant experience to suddenly realize that there are major, and I mean extremely major groups and forces who may feel it is their duty and responsibility to the God they worship to annihilate the rest of us. But, not to make excuses for these peoples’ actions nor to imply they are right, the Islamic/Mohammedan people have, in the past, experienced the same treatment at the hands of the Jews and Christians. The immutable conflict between the two brothers has been on an international, interreligious battleground for millennial ages now and has spread worldwide with no foreseeable end in sight.
So just what is this battle? Is it really who owns a piece of land in the Mid-East? Is our battle really who has been given the true access to the Creator, God of this physical universe?
I can tell you through my years of experience in the study of people, societies and human religions that the people who claim and try to live the Islamic religion are, in their hearts, no more naturally violent than anyone else – Christian or not. Now this can be offensive speech when heard by many Christian believers; but how many true believers have you ever known who would not explain away the words of Christ when it came to explaining their reasons for having a right, a duty, to defend themselves and their families? Yet is this the Christ message they are declaring, or is it something each one of us learn from the time we are born that is our “sacred” duty to do – or be shamed? This radical declaration of possible violent defense of the Christian belief systems is actually no different than what I have heard from the few radical Muslims I have had discussions with. The teaching of ones right and responsibility to defend their religious roots and existence is universal, though the roots may be on different religious plants.
But there is a different group of people in every religion, every country, and every group of well-meaning individuals who are less than benevolent, less than pure, less than holy. While there are people in every religion in the world who try to live a pure, clean and holy life, Christian, Jewish, Islamic and other religions alike, there are others who would prefer to disrupt the balance and claim such spiritual riches as being theirs and their groups’ alone. These extremists are the ones who declare that everyone who does not believe as they do and/or serve their purpose should die. They are the political activists who consider no compromise. They are, in short, the terrorists.
Fear is a terrible taskmaster. But, instead of the popular t-shirts with the slogan printed on them stating, “No Fear,” we, as Christians, should be holding up a banner proclaiming “Pure Love.” We are in a spiritual battle during this age, as stated in one of the “Lost Gospels” where the conflict is over good vs. evil, light vs. darkness and truth vs. lies. The truth which Jesus proclaimed is to not fear those who proclaim that darkness and defeat is inevitable, because if we believe that then our actions will become such as to cause that fear to become reality. No our instructions given by Christ was to “occupy” until he returns. Notice there is no mention of doing battle or slaughtering everyone who refuses to believe in Christ. We are to simply occupy. (LUK 19:13)
Strange, isn’t it? If we were all to simply occupy and serve God, as we know him, in our own ways without attempting to say, as would little children, “My God is better, bigger, more powerful than your God,” then go about our daily lives serving God as best we know how, it seems that could be a taste of heaven on Earth?
What do you think?
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Is There Room Within You?

Almost everyone on this planet called Earth has now heard this story about the Hebraic couple who had found themselves in the difficult situation of being required to go to their family’ s hometown by the Roman government to be counted in their national census. Though this couple reportedly had never yet experienced coupling, she was pregnant and large with child with no other transportation available than a borrowed donkey which her husband had lead across the rugged terrain for many miles. The importance of the child that Mary, then just a young teenage girl, was carrying was, in the couple’s minds, of unbelievable importance: They believed this child to be the son of the living Hebrew God – their Messiah. Yet, because of the fact that it took them so long to make the trek to Bethlehem by the time they got to town there was no room in any of the inns or anyone’s homes for them to stay. So this couple had to accept staying in a stall-room, a manger, with a farmer’s animals to have a place to sleep. That night Mary had her baby, and that baby grew up to change the world through the words he spoke and the life he lived. You’ve heard this story, yearly, at this time of year. It’s the true reason for Christmas for Christians. But there’s more. . . .
       Whether you can believe the miraculous events reported in the Holy Bible or not, like the virgin birth, the angelic visitations, and others is here unimportant. They are part of the story of how this Messiah was born as reported by several witnesses. What is important here is one’s understanding of the spiritual message of this birth and the life of this one named Jesus who was born that night. Put simply: Is there room in your inn for the true, universal, invisible church of the one and only God of the universe to have his only begotten son?
       Now please understand, I am not preaching for any certain denomination or worldly church. That is not my calling, that’s not what I do. I am not a preacher. But I am a messenger who tries to reveal hidden truths in things which have been hidden for centuries. Hidden, strangely, in plain site.
       But, once again I ask, is there room in you for the spirit of the Christ child, the son of God, the Messiah of not only the Jews and Hebrews but of all of mankind to be born, have room to grow and help make this world a better place to be? You may believe you already have done so. But if you only have a head knowledge of this one called Christ, if you only know his historical records and the stories about him, then you know him only as another man. A man who changed the world, for sure, but head knowledge alone does not make the distinction of a man of history and a man of Spirit – of God.
       Gautama, the Buddha, in his trek to find truth, finally told his disciples at the end of his life that yes there is a truth to be known but that he should not be the one to be worshipped. He claimed only to be a teacher. This is generally the message which has been proclaimed by all of the great religious founders and teachers throughout the ages. “Don’t worship me,” is their essential message, “worship God.” Yes, even Jesus said, quoting a book in the Old Testament, said, “. . . it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” (LUK 4:8)
       But in this world as we know it of social, political, economic, and spiritual extremes where time is not only of the essence but demanded by every issue imaginable how do we make room within our hearts and minds for a simple thought of hope and love to be born? Is it possible that you have delegated the message of truth to stable conditions within your mind, thinking it’s message to be as just more animal dung on the stable floor?
       Awake, oh earthly citizens, and see the true light of the Spirit of God on this dawning of the third day since the first advent of Christ. The first beams of light are coming from the sunrise and are offering light to those who choose to see. Put aside your fears, your hatred, your anger and your worldly ways which lead to confusion and learn from he who was sent to show us the way.
       Knowing the history of Jesus, the Christ, is only the beginning. At least you have given space for his name to be born. But the message of Christ is much more than history. It is more than what any one denomination is teaching about his history or philosophical or theological theory. The message of the Messiah is greater than world conquest, as seems to have been the goal of many who claim to worship this Messiah during the past year.  The message of this Christ of God, this savior of mankind, is not that our “tribe” is to overcome the nations of this world through worldly means, but how to overcome the corruption which the world has caused within our own lives through Spiritual means. Through this understanding will the corruption of the world then be exterminated.
       Thus my plea to you is simple. If you do not know this one named Jesus, who is the Christ, then find room within yourself to learn of him. Get acquainted with him. If you already know of him, then learn from him. Learn the religion of Jesus and be set free from the spiritual, emotional struggles which trap you like in a prison from experiencing love, hope, joy and peace. You simply must move beyond the heady historical knowledge of this man named “Jesus” to his truth in the Spirit.
       Learn the religion of the Christ. Make room in your heart for Jesus.

 

 


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The Choice

 

The one who was, and is and is to come, I AM.

Alpha, the beginning, the Creator, I AM.

 

I speak and the Earth is formed,

and the light is there;

the waters are divided from the dry land,

and the light from the darkness.

Energy, time, light, darkness, all of these, I AM.

The father of man, of creatures, of life, I AM.

 

I speak and grass, and herbs, and trees do grow;

and animals, and birds, and insects, and serpents

do present themselves; and man.

 

Creation, life imaged, grantor of gifts, I AM.

The Word, the Spirit, the fact of all things, I AM.

 

I speak and the angels are, and authority is given;

and Satan is given freedom, or bound; also testing allowed.

Strength, hope, happiness, the everlasting, I AM.

 

I AM LOVE, but was unloved, alone.

I AM needed by my friends,

my children, my servants

to love, to me love.

I AM offering perfect peace, trust, tranquility, and love.

I AM NOT selfish and allow you another one to love.

I AM perfect, when he is punished

so shall you be with your love.

I AM your Lord, your God, Christ.

I AM perfect, Agape, Love.

 

The one who was, and is, and is to come, I AM.

Omega, the conclusion, the justice, I AM.

 

I speak and my voice brings down tyrants, dictators, bad masters, demons and Satan, and those not fused in my son’s book of life.

 

Truth, understanding, logic, honesty, I AM.

Faith, understanding, and absolute fact, I AM.

 

I speak and the present heaven and earth disappear,

and a new heaven and a new earth appear,

and there to rule is my son.

 

Beauty, loveliness, true life conceptions, I AM.

Abraham’s, Joseph’s and Moses’ God, I AM.

 

I speak, and the universe reacts as I think,

all creation reacts as I think;

but you I have freed to react.

 

Either love, hope, happiness and peace I AM,

or hatred, confusion, sadness, and fear he is.

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(Poem: “The Choice,” originally titled: “I Am,” written by Robert O. Robbins, copyrighted 1981 & 2016. All rights reserved 2016, by R.O. or R.A Robbins & E.T.M Publishing; use by permission only. Permission to reprint for personal use is granted to everyone provided no changes to item content are made, including this notice; however reprints in any form made for profit requires a written permit. Contact via secure email at espirational.com or espirational.org. Suggested donation of $1.00 per copy produced; click here.)

 


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Okay, So What is “Aγάπη”?

If you have been reading my blogs very long you may be asking yourself, or someone else, and perhaps would even like to ask me, “Okay, so you say that this power you call love is a very special power which is the most powerful source of creative activity in the Universe. You’ve used a special term for it, calling it ‘agape’ and saying it is not just any love, but a special type of love. But, honestly, I don’t understand. It simply seems to be Greek to me.” And, when speaking of the term ‘agape’ you would be right; its origins are in the Greek language. Let me try to explain why the Apostle John identified this universal, invisible, unifying and creative force to be God.

February, the month we are in as I write this article, has become known as the “love month” because of the influence which Valentine’s Day has had on the world. In fact, because of a sometimes unwelcomed quirk in my brain, I usually awaken around midnight and find myself wide awake. This is when I do much of my research and writing  like I’m doing now on this article. In fact, this is the morning of Valentine’s Day, and this day has a very special meaning to me this year because 25 years ago at this time there were several major changes which took place in my life that changed the direction of my life forever. I had been experiencing a frustration that my book, which I now call simply “Revealed” was not being sold on the open markets, and I felt that the years of research I had placed in it was a waste, so I laid it aside. Along with that, my father had died that spring, a person who I was fortunate enough to be able to claim as not only to have been raised by, but also to have as my best friend. However I was experiencing some personal successes in my life by achieving a Masters of Education in Counseling that spring and my income sources was to change to a totally different and more enjoyable direction than I had expected.

But that was not the most unexpected thing that happened to me that spring. You see, Genie and I had not met yet on Valentine’s Day 25 years ago. But that spring as I set in a classroom to be trained for a new job I met this  woman with the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen. While these eyes were sad, confused and frustrated I knew that, regardless her background, I needed to know her. There was a problem, however, Genie and Terri wanted to go dancing but my two left feet made me suddenly become shy of such an opportunity. The next day I saw her leave the classroom, obviously upset, and the emotions within me were overwhelming. The next day I finally had built up enough courage to ask her for a date only to be told that she had left the training.

She was gone. My heart sunk. I had missed my chance to do something I had thought I would not do again since the divorce with my former wife several years earlier. I’m definitely the type of man who needs companionship, I knew that. I delayed. I felt the pain of loss, again.  However, through the encouragement of a fellow student in that program, I was fortunate enough to be able to have a program director/owner who was able to tell that I was sincere in my wanting to contact Genie and she found it in herself to break all traditional protocol and gave me Genie’s address, to whom I immediately wrote. (Thank you Mary Ann.)

Now Genie said later that she did not know which one of the men in the training class I was; but she agreed to meet me for a country music concert in a small city in mid-western Kansas and the rest is history, as some would say. But it really is not that simple. As we’ve learned about one another, we found that our lives have been filled with “near misses” of possible meeting one another before this time throughout the previous 20 years. We had lived in the same cities, went to the same schools for some classes, even worked at some of the same places; but always at different times, though once we worked at the same place at perhaps at the same time but only in different buildings.

Coincidence? I think not. I’ve always believed that too many coincidences just cannot add up to be a coincidence. If there were not a type of divine intervention in Genie and my meeting, then faith in divine intervention is in vain. Marrying Genie has been one of the best decisions I have ever made and I am right now using this blog to tell the world I love her, my wife, my Valentine and I always will.

While my love for Genie is beyond my ability to express with words, and while it has an element of agape love in it, it is not agape in its truest form. It began with a high degree of erotic love as is common between a man and woman, which later developed into a true and sincere friendship which the Greeks would call philias love. It has only been the last few years that we have really made progress toward the recognition of the Spirit of God within us and between us to the point of realizing that the love between us is more than can be explained for it not only holds us together, it holds the Universe together.

Agape love is that energy which holds the electron circling around the nucleus of an atom, and the planets circling around their stars. Agape is the power which makes it possible to call someone their brother or sister and truly care for that person even when they are rude, lewd or even crude, not of our culture or ethnic group or even our religious orientation. It is not the mush of what is promoted as love in the world’s songs or its movies, but instead it is a true, steadfast, immutable force of absolute truth with God attempting to express himself as saying, “You are worthy of life, of being the creature I have created you to be, as my image.” It is unconditional, holding no absolutes for the receipt of this love. It is pure, simple, honest, open, and unapologizing. It is forgiveness when we feel we have done the unforgivable; and it is guidance when we know there is a better way. Agape love is a basic logical emotion which says you are loved rather you know it or not, for your own good rather you feel worthy of it or not.

That is why the Apostle John proclaimed that God is Agape. No force of darkness can overcome this power of love. No amount of time can ever make one forget the experience of this type of reality. It is only through the realization that God believes that each and every one of us are important to his creation and that he truly does care for us that the realization of what Agape love can become understandable.

Thank you Genie for being my wife. Happy Valentine’s Day my love. Namaste’, my dear one, I see the Spirit of Christ and the Holy Creator in you.

And thanks to the Creator God for sharing his spirit with us to make life possible and for sending his son to show us the way of this life, this love. We should all wish this Creator, and his son, a Happy Valentine’s Day also.


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Light, Life, Love

Life-Light-Love

 

Imagine being in a complete void, with absolutely nothing else there except you. You have no physical body to be touched nor to touch other objects; and, in fact, it would have no use for there is nothing else to touch, observe or hear. There is no light, so even if there were physical objects you could not see them for in the physical world it takes light to give objects their ability to be seen. There is not even any sound, except for the consistent, incessant hum which seems to be coming from your own existence sounding like a continuous low, rumbling “iammmmmm” or “ommmmmm” emitting from within you. Then slowly over unknown expanses of time, whatever that is, questions start forming in you like, “I am. But if I am, then what am I?” and “If I am here, then where am I?” and “Why am I alone?”

This is what the writers of the world’s sacred scriptures elude to in their stories of the very beginning of time. We don’t know, nor need to know, when or exactly how this happened; but something like this did happen according to the scriptures of our world written by Moses and other of Earth’s teachers of truth. But then this mighty force decided to do something about the lonely state it found itself in. It said, “Let there be light.” [1]‘’[2][3][4]

Isn’t it interesting how most people think that the first thing created in this large universe was light? An easily made error, made by not carefully reading the scriptures. Scriptures say God “said, ‘Let there be light” which requires first God’s own ability to think and the universal concept of sound to exist Thus the preexistence of God was only reflected by the scripture writers by the fact that God, indeed, did have thought and could speak. Therefore light being created on the “first day” is only recorded as the first record of creation.

Logic explains the scientists’ insistence that for light to exist and be light, it must have something to be reflected upon (except at very high intensities like looking at the source of the light where you can see its aura) or it is simply energy zooming through space which cannot be seen. However the first thing existent was thought, and that thought then produced sound, and from that sound was proclaimed the existence of light and the rest followed.   Hubble[5]

Therefore this proclamation by the one we call “God” or “Creative Force” or whatever one may call the base intelligence of why we are all here must have had a moment of perplexity when realizing that the light he[6] had just created was of little use in a universe with nothing else in it; but scientists explain that at the same  moment that light had become existent in this physical plain, due to the explosive power which has traditionally been known as the “Big Bang,” set into motion many other things which appeared to make it possible for the light to have something to reflect on to be seen and to see other objects.[7]

As mentioned, two things apparently existed before the creation of light: First God was obviously aware of his own existence. Where did he come from? What was he made of? How did these thoughts which seemed to come from nowhere, yet be everywhere exist? No mention by the wise ones has ever been made about this. Some things are just beyond our knowledge. Those “thoughts” or “feelings” just existed. The other thing which you could say that these nebulous thoughts seemed to be creating was sound. The low, persistent, somewhat mechanical drone which some are told to attempt to mimic while meditating. The “thoughts” of God were evidently, that drone. So the first thing his thoughts created was sound, not light as most of us believe.

Further evidence of this can be found when noticing in the Scriptures that it was by no other action by the Creator than what he said to create all that we see and experience around us. Moses said, in the Hebraic book of Genesis that God spoke everything into existence. “God said, ‘Let there be light.’”

But the logical mind then asks the reasonable question that if nothing else existed, what then was the light made of? Does it matter? Most likely it was made of the thoughts of God which process is beyond our comprehension, but we know that it is the next logical step to the creative process.[8] First there was thought. Then as those vibrations of thought began to increase they began to create a sound. Then as the vibrations grew even more rapid they could be contained no longer and thus the words from the creator of: “Let there be light.” The Apostle John clearly confirms this process when he declares, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”[9][10]

Scientists confirm, in their own way, how this process makes sense when speaking of astronomical phenomena, specifically the cycle of a star’s development and explosive expansion.[11] Of course they do not give credit to thought being the root of the cycle of a star’s “life” but they do show how greater and greater intensity of energy (vibration) into one location eventually causes things to happen.

And thus, after light appeared, things did happen. Stars appeared. Planets began forming and orbiting the stars. On Earth the waters of the oceans were separated from the dry land, and plants and animals began to appear. Then man.

Whether this process took only six days, which is doubtful to the logical mind due to the extremely complex physiological processes involved in such a creative process, or if the process took 60 trillion years or more we really do not know. The amount of time it took is, in reality, irrelevant.

What is important in this process is that even the sciences of mankind agree with the world’s theologians that this creative process, which brought forth light and life into this universe, did and does exist. How it occurred, how long it took, or even why it occurred are all points of curiosity to be sure; but in reality not nearly as important as the next step in this process of God, and we, discovering who he is.

When Moses faced the Pharaoh and demanded that the Hebrews be released from their captivity as slaves of Egypt it was done by him at the request of the Creator. Moses asked God, “Who should I say has sent me demanding these things?” To this God replied to tell the Pharaoh that “I AM,” had sent him.[12]

What an interesting dichotomy this presented to Moses. To do what he was being told to do would surely be misunderstood by the Egyptians and simply make it appear that he was a traitor to those who raised him. But true to his faith, when asked who it was that demanded the release of the slaves, Moses said, “I am.” And from that moment on he became the enemy of the Egyptian nation.

Anyone who has read the story about how the Hebrew were lead into the land we now know as Israel recognizes how they struggled for their very existence while they wandered through the wilderness between Egypt and the “Promised Land.” The story needs not be told here. But it is an important step on the Creator’s process of self-identification. Why? When he made mankind, he said he wanted to make a special creature which was made in his (“our”[13]) image. Through this process, God started learning about himself by watching and at times helping his image learn to cope with their Earth bound existence.

As time progressed from the time of the freeing of the slaves, we see a Creator who has placed restraints upon himself on how much he can interfere with mankind’s existence. While different people have been given what seem to be contradictory messages from the Prime Source, they have all had what seemed to be the same goal in mind: to create within human society one basic recognition that “God Is” and that only through his guidance can we have understanding, peace, abundance and universal love.

Then came the time of ultimate decision for the Creator. While many of us humans do not believe in the concept of God having a physical son, there are many who wrote historical scriptures who do. And this is important if we are to ever understand why, in the Christian Scriptures, the Apostle John identifies God as agape (love).[14]  Over two-thousand years ago God realized that the main reason mankind could not live a balanced, peaceful life in his honor was because they did not have an example of how to do so, or what would happen if one did live a faithful life as he was created to do. So, to prove to mankind their importance to the Creator he sent his “only begotten son,” Jesus, who is called the Christ, to Earth to show us the way to live a godly life even when opposed by all others.[15]

This was the ultimate challenge for the Creator. Why? He could have simply wiped us off the planet and started over as is indicated may have happened before in the Book of Genesis, and which he considered doing during the worldwide flood when he found Noah having a promising character and told him how to save himself.[16] Time after time the world’s scriptures show how God has attempted to show us the way of peace and prosperity; but we have never comprehended it. The hope for God was that by sending his son we would finally have an example of what it would take to have a planet full of light and life. It is due to this act of love shown through the son of God that the Apostle John said, in the “Book of The Revelation,” that Jesus, The Christ, was “the beginning of the creation of God.”[17]

So there we have it, the true essence of the creation itself:

Light, Life and Love

All emitted from the Creator himself.

Mankind keeps looking for the way we can “evolve,” yet we have already been created as the image of God and what we must do to evolve is to recognize that and to learn how to be the instruments of love we were created to be. God created us to help him overcome his “aloneness,” his loneliness. He wants to be able to call us his friends, even as Jesus called the disciples his friends.[18] However God finds it impossible to even look upon evil because he is pure, and had to be pure to build this universe on the narrow equilibrium necessary to build it.

We have choices to make. We have lessons to learn. Are we willing to let go of misconceptions and become a friend of God?

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End Notes:

[1] New International Version of Christian Holy Bible (Genesis 1:1-5)j.

[2] According to one Buddhist commentator: “Simply, Buddhism does not have such kind of Creation story since it rejects the concept of Creator God. Instead, in the Aganna Sutta, the Buddha tells the story of how the human beings came to dwell on Earth.” However, the commentator goes on to show how the Buddha’s comments seem to agree with the Big Bang theory. – “Buddhism Beta,” Stack Exchange,

[3] The Hebrew Bible in English (Torah) (Genesis 1:1-5)

[4] Other religions either make no mention of the creation of the universe, or the multitude of representations of thoughts or traditions make it impossible to say that they teach any one doctrine concerning it.

[5] “Hubble Spies Big Bang Frontiers,” ESA/NASA, October 22,2015.

[6] Here the word “he” is used as a grammatically correct personification, not to designate gender since we know through Scriptures that the Creator is evidently nonsexual: Wayne Martindale, “C. S. Lewis on Gender Language in the Bible,” Touchstone, Summer, 1990.

[7] “Big Bang,” Wikipedia, cited 01-04-2016.

[8] Interesting note from scientists here who are saying that the Universe is actually just a holographic projection:

“Big Bang is Holographic Projection of Universe” Secrets of Mind and Reality,” MindReality.com, cited: 01/04/2016

[9] New International Version of Christian Holy Bible – New Testiment (John 1:1).

[10] In reference to the science of vibrations see: Benjamin Crowell, Light and Matter, Chapter 17 “Vibrations and waves, “Online version, cited 01/05/2016.

[11] Multiple references given by Bing Videos cited on 01-03-2016.

[12] New International Version of Christian Holy Bible (Exodus Chapter 3).

[13] More about this word, “our,” in other essays.

[14] New International Version of Christian Holy Bible – New Testiment (I John 4:8)

[15] This is the essence of the New Testament of the Christian Holy Bible message.

[16]  New International Version of Christian Holy Bible (Genesis 6:1-17).

[17] King James Version of Christian Holy Bible New Testament (Revelation3:14).

[18] New Internationals Version of Christian Holy Bible New Testament (John 15:15).

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DISCUSSION ENDED!

“This discussion is ended,” declared the Creator to the High Spiritual Council. “I am sending my son to Eden. Someone must be their example as to how to live a life of purity or they will eventually destroy themselves. By sending my son, they will have evidence of a righteous life and will know, themselves, the Spirit of Truth.”

The courtroom was silent for the first time in days of what seemed to be endless debate between the seven most creative spirits in the universe. (1) Though now that the decision had been made the other spirits of the council would bow to his authority and make possible that which was declared to be done.

There had previously been extreme concerns expressed. “Surely we can teach mankind how to live peacefully together,” said the Spirit of Knowledge.

“But they do not comprehend such teachings. They believe that each of their tribes are the only ones who have the right to that knowledge,” declared the Spirit of Understanding. “They take the simple knowledge of everyone being created equal and make it something complicated, declaring the knowledge to be only for themselves and no one else.”

“We should teach specific ways of living and making decisions through carefully chosen people who can then teach them to others,” insisted the Spirit of Wisdom.

“Oh, but we’ve already tried that,” explained the Spirit of Counsel, “several times. We gave immutable wisdom to Solomon. Gautama will be an excellent student of such power even though he will not even know the history of Solomon, or even of Jehovah’s son. And how many others have there been or will there be? But their students pay little heed and actually confuse their teachings once they are gone to say only what the students want them to say. It’s like they have created our God into their own image.”

“To this,” declared the Spirit of Might, “it is obvious that in order for these people of Eden, which they call Earth, to ever be controllable then we must force them to observe our ways.”

But to this Jehovah, the Spirit of Agape Love, spoke up and said, “That too has been tried which only brought forth further chaos, war and unbelief. No we need to do it differently. I must send my son, the Spirit of Truth, to them that they might see that the things we’ve been trying to teach them are true and can lead them to peace and abundance.”

“They will kill him,” coldly stated the Spirit of Fear. This spirit, while consistently honoring of the Creator and the rest of the YHWH high council, seemed, as his name implied, cold and calculating and honoring to them only out of self-preservation. He was always attempting to persuade people that they must honor the Creator or be destroyed.

However this time Jehovah had a different idea. “True,” he declared, “they will kill him. So be it. If by the death of my son he can teach mankind the value of loving one another then our creation will thereby be perfected. Death is not the most powerful thing in the universe and cannot overcome my power of love.”

Okay, admittedly there is no evidence of such an event as the story given above ever happening. But it sets forth a scenario much more easily understood by the modern mind than often found in the world’s religions today. What if spirits, which are emotions, are actually simply other dimensional beings with their own powers, knowledge and ability to communicate? Are we ready to accept the idea that perhaps we are led by the wrong spirit and thus the chaotic condition of this world?

When the Spirit of Love declared that his son, the Spirit of Truth (which is already known to be Jesus, the Christ) was to be sent to Earth it was not without great consideration. But due to the Creator’s love for his creation he was willing to allow his son to come show us the way of the truth, and lead us to the life. A life of love, hope and peace.

This is the path that the wise ones of the ages have attempted to guide us to throughout the ages. It is the truth sought out by those who are wise. It is the hidden wisdom which is taught by the world’s truest religions. And it is that which is known by those who know the Spirit of God and who can hear that still, small voice within them.

During the coming holiday season, regardless the religious path you follow or the traditions you hold to, I hope you will contemplate upon the story I just told. While there is no evidence that it occurred as I told it in a universal courtroom, I feel assured that it did happen. And because of this major decision we humans of this planet can know the truth as we have an example of what the truth is, and what it can do. Please be aware and declare during this holiday season that the truth can be born in us, and that we can all live in harmony as our Creator intended.

 

 

  1. Isaiah 11:2-KJV


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God Is . . .

The title of this post is simply, “God Is. . .” This statement is the essence of the purpose of all religious activity and everyone who claims to be religious. But perhaps to understand that activity we should first ask, “If God is, then God is what?” This question has been an intense discussion among religious people for millennia which has even resulted in wars between the tribes and nations of planet Earth, and which has inspired some of the greatest art and literature ever known.

Primitive cultures, and some not so primitive, have said that God could be seen in a statue, animal, or even certain people; however others, like the Hebrew tribes, took this concept to battle stating it was impossible for God to be contained in any one object. This point was so important as to become one of the basic commandments given through Moses in  the well known Ten Commandments: “Thou shalt not have graven images.” The Hebrews states in their scriptures that God is unseen. The question then becomes if God is unable to be seen, is he provable?

In the question of faith, evidence of God becomes a mute point. God is. He simply is. Those who have faith question this not. Without doubt they can point to experiences in their own and other’s lives to give examples of what they believe God is. But this carries us back to the question of, just what is God?

Although not called “God,” as such, the Chinese give much credit to a basic life force which they call chi (qi) of which all things are made and have their existence; however some oriental faiths say the chi is not the origin of all things, but instead that it emanates from an even “higher” source they call the “li.” This life force is what westerners call the spirit within man and oriental believes believe it can be manipulated and changed.

In 4000 years of history recorded in the Christian/Catholic scriptures we find a well documented search for a definition of what God is. It is the Apostle, John, who finally writes a letter to a young, newly formed church where he states his understanding of the question as clearly as could be possible. “God is Love.” (1 John 4:7)

Now in the Greek language in which John wrote, the term he used here was agape, meaning a specific form of love which is beyond being just an emotion, but rather a fact of undeniable, undying, unchanging care and concern for God’s creation. It is said by John in this short letter that God is the very essence of love, and that all things existed in the universe due to this one source of power. (The chi?)

What do you think. Who or what is God in your life?