Espirational Faith

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


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L- 04.08.01 – IT’s SPRING! — GARDEN TIME!

We’ve had a very mild winter here in northeast Oklahoma during the past few months. It’s been hard to wait for spring to actually get here so we can get out in our small yard and deck to piddle around in nature and get our hands, etc., dirty. But we’ve still been having some cold nights and we have not yet planted anything to give our home lives more color and taste – more life. That’s what spring and gardening is all about really, isn’t it? Regardless what scale you do it, as a huge multi-acre farmer, a patio flower potter or anywhere in between the idea of raising plants is much like the concept of raising one’s level of life to its next level. Gardening helps the gardener who has any sense of spirit to more fully allow that spirit to work. Here’s how:

The first thing a gardener must do is to decide where to place the garden. For most this is a simple task, simply deciding if they are going to place it in a more obvious place, like for a flower garden, for all to see or someplace more hidden where the vegetables can grow more freely. Others are more limited than this. The soil their working with may be rocky or root bound. It may not have the nutritional value needed by plants for them to thrive. In these cases the place to put a garden may be more limited and more work must be done.

Once the location for the garden is chosen, then we must plot out the area. This area must have access to sunlight at least part of the day. Water is essential and must be adequate enough to not cause the plants to dehydrate. Now if we are going to use and prepare the soil it must be prepared. This means removing the old grass and other plants and turning and loosening the soil to give the new plants the advantage to have loose and fresh soil to grow in. If the soil is seen to be missing some mineral or perhaps lacks a good source of water then we must find a way to provide this or the plants will be doomed from the beginning. Also some additional minerals may be necessary, as well as a acid/alkaline balance may be necessary to supplement in the ground for most plants to grow their best.

Once the dirt for your plants is properly prepared it is usually best to place border markers of some sort around the garden spot to prevent intruders, especially if you live in an area where rabbits and other critters run free. This boundary can be in the form of a low cost fence or a low wall, but it should be placed underground around the perimeter of the garden area since most critters and other plant life can burrow under a ground surface obstruction. Birds are notorious for flying over fences and scratching up the seed you so diligently sowed, so it’s best to plant a few extra as a precaution. If you end up with too many plants they can be thinned out later.

So, finally the garden plot, rather in your yard or in a flower pot, is ready. Where’s the seed? What do you plant? Hopefully you’ve figured that out a few weeks ago as you sat in your warm house dreaming of spring. You take the seed out to the garden, start poking holes in the dirt along the guide strings you’ve plotted and drop the seed into the holes with gentle sweeps of your hand to cover them with dirt. After spending some time doing this the garden is lovingly filled with seed and you go to get the hose. You spray water over the garden giving a little prayer for the gift of life to enter the seed and stand back looking at you’re day’s work and the awesome feeling of being a part of the creative process.

Then wait. We wait for the first visible signs of life as the little plants heads and first leaves appear above the ground proving that the process of life has been working even before it could be seen. Then we wait a while longer and see the plants grow into sturdy stalks and vines with full grown stems and leaves. And just a while longer those plants start to bloom with glorious colors and perhaps even fruit. Then, one day anticipated by all gardeners, comes harvest which for most is a glorious time of festivities rather the harvest comes from a field of orange trees in Florida or a single tomato plant in a Japanese balcony flower pot. Have a good, fresh meal, you deserve it.

What a wonderful experience gardening is. One which is much like the garden of our souls. We come into this world with little recognition or guidance as to what to do with it. We know we want to experience life and what is good in it. But how? How do we plant our spiritual garden? Where do we put it? Do we plant flowers for all to see, or vegetables and herbs to eat? How do we know the difference? How do we decide?

We watch others tending their own lives, their own plots of ground known as their bodies, and start learning how we want to live ourselves. We then start realizing that there are, indeed, different types of foods which come from different types of flowers, making it necessary for us to choose what we will plant in our own lives to grow spiritually. Some plants give beautiful flowers, but they either produce no fruit at all, or it is inedible. Some plants produce wonderful fruit, while others produce leaves, stems or even roots which are delicious. It is up to us to decide how we want our lives to fit into this world. But how do we plant our spiritual garden?

Much the same way as we planted our earthly garden, we must first decide if your spiritual garden is to be up front in our lives, for all to see, or will it be in the back yard kept as a more private experience. Either is fine. But keep in mind that while you may prefer not to openly wear your spirituality “on your shirt sleeve,” that people can see over your backyard fence and still see your garden is always a possibility. Likewise, having your spirituality in your “front yard” where you show it openly does not mean that you are necessarily growing spiritually, one must first experience a spiritual transformation within before the true beauty of spiritual flowers can begin to grow and blossom within one’s life to help and be appreciated by others.

The ground within your own life must be prepared. Through time as a young person your experiences have caused the “dirt,” that is the spiritual soil to become hardened. It has taken on much unnecessary and unwelcomed weeds and brambles which, if you are to be spiritually minded, must be uprooted and removed. The soil must be plowed and tilled to loosen your thoughts which have become hardened to “miracles” and unseen forces and boundaries must be placed upon who you allow to work in your garden and what you allow to enter it.

Then it is time to find the seed you want to plant, and to plant it carefully. Choose your mentors with much consideration and prayer. Read their written works as you would fertilize virgin ground. Cover these seeds completely with the loving ground of your soul’s faith and await the miracle of life. And if your faith is but as “a mustard seed,” as the Master Teacher said, your garden will begin to sprout and grow and flower and produce good fruits of righteousness so much desired by all those who seek spiritual things.

And what are the fruits of a spiritual life? The Apostle Paul told the Galatians what a spiritual person would be able to harvest in their lives:

“. . . the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”  (GAL 5:22-23—NIV)

 

I hope everyone in the northern hemisphere has a wonderful spring with your planting time. Please, make it a promise to yourself to try a new spiritual plant this spring and summer. For those of you who live south of the equator, have a wonderful fall and I hope your harvest is bountiful. May your love be made perfect, your joy complete, your peace beyond measure, your forbearance toward all, your kindness shown purely, your goodness undeniable, your faithfulness absolute, your gentleness show strength and your self-control impeccable.

 

Shalom

 

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WAIT! Who’s Really Christian Here?

Okay, so with the title of this article post one might be able to tell somewhat of what it is about. You, the reader, might think, “Well, isn’t he the brave soul who thinks he has the authority to judge in such a way.” Or perhaps you will wonder where I got my facts or even had the time or incentive to get them. But in most cases you who are reading this post will be simply shocked that anyone would have the gall to publish such a bold statement such as this and declare me either brave, insane or a fool with satanic tendencies of rudeness. Think what you will, after nearly seventy years of living on this planet which is filled with the intensity of so called intelligent creatures who each believe they are God’s own special gift to the world I have finally come to the point of realizing the real irony of humans, us, trying to govern ourselves or to even imagine we can comprehend our Creator.

Through my life, I have lived in this country called the United States which has boldly been called a “Christian nation” by many. I have intentionally visited many denominational churches, preaching in some, singing in many, and listening to the preachers teach their theologies in all. Amazingly, all of the churches I have visited who called themselves “Christian” did have one basic message between them: that being that Jesus is the Christ who was born, killed upon a cross, buried, resurrected and taken somewhere with most teaching the hope of him returning sometime in the future.  But the similitude ends there. The way these things happened and what is promised to happen after that differs in as many ways as there are mountains on the planet. Beyond this maze of so called messages of truth are several other similar mazes of other people attempting to live the best way they know how by following leaders like Mohammed, Gautama the Buddha, and others, they believe or have been taught have found the truth. Each of these groups, these religions, like Christianity claim absolute possession of the truth with no one else having right to make that claim.

If you’ve been reading my posts on this blog then you’ve seen me ask the question before of what does it really mean to be “Christian.” I don’t really expect you to be able to just sit down at your computer and start typing your answer immediately. But we have entered into a period of time in our world’s history where everyone making the claim that they are “Christian” have a very clear definition in their minds of what that means. There seems to be three major ways to study the Christian Holy Bible and each of these ways tends to shape a person’s concept of what it means to live the “Christ life.” Interestingly, the three basic concepts of the Christ life follow the Christian teaching of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit  — the “Trinity.”

Traditionalists (One God – The Father). Many denominations believe that in order to be like Jesus, the Christ, one must study the Old Testament history which leads up to the birth of Jesus and to help bring, no, to demand the establishment of the Kingdom of God on Earth even if it means doing so by force. They teach a readiness to take up arms when necessary. They believe there is no place in heaven for the so called “coward,” and devote much time in studying the scriptures to prove their responsibility to God regardless what it takes. These believers become single minded, single purposed, and single hearted. Put simply, it is best to stay out of their way or they may consider you God’s enemy and think it their responsibility to destroy you. They see Jesus as a quiet warrior who accepted a fate of being innocently sentenced unjustly to death, being crucified and later, to be able to show his followers that they really had nothing to fear, not even death itself and to pay the penalty of being less than perfect required by Jewish law. Why? Because Jesus’ resurrection proved the believers’ power over death, the “King of Terror.” These believers emphasize the basic Hebraic belief that there is but one God, but they have various ways of proclaiming that belief all best summarized by the fact that they in essence are stating that Jesus was and is God. This fact, and the belief in a promise that sometime in the future Jesus is promised to return to Earth to establish the Kingdom of God on this planet is of prime importance to these believers. Thus this body of believers’ faith is based on the history of this world and is centered upon overcoming this world to eventually establish God’s kingdom upon it to make it a paradisiacal existence as it was originally created to be.

 

Reformers (God, the Son). Other churches believe that Jesus, the Son of God, taught a radically different method of overcoming the chaos of the world and giving freedom to those in slavery and poverty. This group of believers trusts less on the violent tendencies taught in the Old Testament scriptures and more upon the power of loving God and one another. Their message is less that the truth is for a specific chosen group of people and more that whoever chooses to do so can be a part of the spiritual kingdom of God. They teach less of the history of the Old Testament and more of the life of Jesus and what this master teacher taught,  insisting that it is the emulation of the Christ which will bring peace to the world. They are less concerned with the letter of the law and teach more of the method of truth as taught by Jesus. They study more deeply such Christ teachings as the “Sermon on the Mount” and his teachings and actions concerning the parables and miracles. While recognizing the hope for a future kingdom these believers place less emphasis on prophecy and more on trying to live their current lives in a way they believe is honorable to their spiritual king, Jesus. Many seem to believe that while the evidence in the physical world appears to show otherwise the Kingdom of God is already established in this world through those who believe and attempt to emulate Jesus’ lifestyle.

Spiritualists (God, the Spirit). Then there is this third group of believers with gatherings which appear much smaller but with messages which seems at times much more powerful. That is, if the message is comprehended. They are the ones which believe the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of God is already dwelling within people. The way the Kingdom of Heaven will be established as reality on this planet will be for us to recognize that fact of the indwelling spirit of perfect love and allow it to live through us. These groups tend not to have denominational or even religious boundaries for they believe all “seekers of truth” are seeking the same God and that all religions, including Christians, are serving the same God. It is this indwelling Spirit, best recognized as Agape, that these believers proclaim as the fullness of the “unseen God.” They attempt to show the essence of what they believe God’s love to be with no barriers to others due to race, ethnicity, education, wealth, political stance or religious background. They believe the Kingdom of God to be a spiritual one visible only by the love their varied members have for one another. Their idea of who Jesus was, is that of a highly esteemed master teacher of life alongside of, or sometimes leader of, many other esteemed avatars like Mohammed, the Buddha and others. They generally do not believe the idea of a physical return of Jesus, but rather believe his “second coming” is that of the Holy Spirit indwelling believers through which the whole planet could be “saved” when enough people are controlled by that same Holy Spirit.

 

So there, in a short, simplified description, we can see the Christian concept of Christ as it has shaped our present. The Protestant, Evangelical conservative believers who believe they must now establish the Kingdom of God. By force if necessary. The Protestant, Catholic, liberalistic believers who teach that we must emulate Christ and serve people regardless of who they are. And those who attempt to live a spiritual life and be less involved with worldly philosophies, attempting to live the spiritual life of peace and love in the world today in the hope that if enough people do so that eventually it will change the world.

So who is right? None of them. All of them. The irony of this whole scenario is that this trichotomy of philosophies, while they seem to be somewhat in opposition to one another and in fact at times find their leaders in direct debate, they must through the Holy Spirit somehow lay aside their differences and find their commonalities before the glorious Kingdom of Heaven can come to Earth and the Kingdom of God be established on the planet.

The conservative traditionalist must lay aside their thought that the spiritualists’ teachings of a possible kingdom based on agape love is a weak faith which can lead only to failure. The reformers must recognize and study more of the Old Testament history of the church and how and why Jesus taught as he did. The spiritualists must be more open with their faith and allow the Holy Spirit to be expressed within them more boldly that others might see and experience the peace and love they claim to be possible through such faith. In short, each group has but just part of the wholeness of the truth.

It is only when we all recognize that we are all on this planet together as seekers of the Truth and that we only have a vague image of it shadowed in a few pages of some ancient books that we will begin to comprehend how we can bring the Kingdom of God to this planet. We must recognize that the place where our neighbor is currently at in their faith is, at the time, the best place for them. Yet if we believe what we say we believe then we must actively live our own faith, allowing the same right and privilege to do so to everyone else. The most major hurdle to be made toward bringing the Kingdom of God to Earth will be what Jesus said were the two greatest commandments: Love the Lord thy God with all your heart, soul and mind, and to love thy neighbor as thyself. Where are you at on this challenge? Where is your church?


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A Newborn Year — A Newborn Life

To the new born, everything is new. While usually their eyes are still sealed shut, the new world around them is vibrant with sounds, smells and textures. All of which are spell binding. All of which are wonderfully compelling. All of which create a drive to want to see. To the person who is newly born into the true faith of the Spirit of God, of Christ, within us it is no different. These new born believers hear the sounds of truth around them. They smell the essence of the incense of prayers for them. And they feel the love which is now their life not only within them but all around them. Grow, little children, sleep, observe, play; for soon you will see with your own eyes, your own spirits, that which many have only ever dreamed.

We are holding now a three day old New Year in our hands, what do we do to help it grow and develop into the type of year we can be proud to be part of? We are also holding the occassion to allow the Spirit of the Christ child opportunity to grow within us. The question is will we?

There is only one way a baby grows: By someone loving it enough to provide its basic needs of air, water, milk, warmth and protection. As newborns grow they learn to do these things themselves, but for now they must be comfortable with being cared for by those who love them.

The same is true with this new year. While often uncomfortable, the inability to know the future is actually quite a blessing at times. To know the future would mean that we also would feel responsible to attempt to change that future if something were foreknown to be harmful to someone we love or ourselves. This type of responsibility could cause irresponsible actions by us because we would feel compelled to take actions which, on a universal-eternal basis, may not be prudent.

No, for the most part we know not the future. The year just past has proven that to most of us with the social-political events which have shook the globe. But the globe has been shaken before, yet it still spins on its axis and travels around the sun at a steady pace. And yes, we are still here.

The fact is that the spiritual Kingdom of God is but still an infant, a newborn. The Apostle, Paul, stated that he, representing the early church, “travailed in birth” (GAL 4:19) awaiting the rebirth of the believers in God through the Christ Spirit. And John said, in the book of The Revelation, that the birth of the Christian Church was as if the Hebrew faith were pregnant, and “travailing in birth,” or that is to be in labor (REV 12:2). The early church was the rebirth of mankind’s faith in the true Holy Spirit of God.

It has now been two allegorical days since that birth (2PE 3:8) and while much growth has occurred within the past 2000 years for most of us our eyes are not yet open. Many of us are frustrated and dismayed that the world is still in what seems to be even worse turmoil than historians have recorded to have occurred in the past. So we weep and shout and proclaim ourselves the ones to bring about the promised Kingdom of God on Earth, even with violence if necessary. Yet, even this decision shows that we do not understand Christ’s words when he said, “My kingdom is not of this world.” (JON 18:36)

We are still infants, when it comes to true faith in God. Even as this year we call 2017 is but three days old today, the universal, invisible church called “Christian” is just now entering its third day of existence in the Spiritual realm. It is now time for believers to open our eyes to see the possibilities of the spiritual world which cannot be seen, but sensed only in our hearts and minds – only in our spirits. By doing so, and only by doing so, shall we see the fulfillment of the line in the Lord’s Prayer: “ Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”  (MAT 6:9-11)

May God bless you all this coming year.


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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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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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The Roots of Faith

:Humans, homo-sapiens, the “thinking man,” –We seem innately programmed to have faith in a supreme being. Rather that supreme being is some distant entity which placed us here to populate this planet for whatever reason, a “god” or “gods” walking on this planet among us right now, an intelligent energy force which penetrates and energizes all else in the universe, or some combination of these ideas are all ideas which have been presented by philosophers through the ages.

These ideas of mankind’s origins seem to spring from one particular incident or time in our history which can be found in numerous historical and religious pieces of literature. The “worldwide” flood.” Whether a person has been raised to believe in the Christian scriptures as the owners of this site have been, or raised to believe in some other cultural religion such as an American Indian faith, Asian faith, or an African faith somewhere in their faith’s historical origins one can usually find the story of this catastrophic “worldwide” flood.

From this flood has reportedly sprung forth today’s form of mankind and our modern society and, thus, the basis of our modern religious faiths.

I would like this first discussion in this blog to be about this planetary story of the worldwide flood which set the stage for our current view of who mankind is on a universal basis. Regardless of your religious affiliation, would you please help us track down the origins of this story about “the worldwide flood”?

Please tell us your first name and the initial of your last name, in *  what country and region of that country do you live currently, and what religious faith are you going to give information about. Please give references to actual documentation of where the flood story can be found for your religious faith. For instance, in Christianity it is found in the Holy Bible (NIV), Genesis  6:9 – 9:11.  Please link your reference to an online source if possible. Please give a brief synopsis of the flood story in your own words then feel free to express your faith concerning this story. For more details on writing comments for this blog, please see the “About” page.

We will be interested in seeing what you are able to contribute to this research.