Originally posted by DDay
I need to seek what is inside of me for the truth and what feels most comfortable. This is something I have been struggling with for some time because
what has been taught over the years doesn't seem to "fit" and for those years I have been seeking to find the fit.
This has been very true for me, as well.
Growing up with a some what dogmatic religious background, I found that often, questions were discouraged, and searching for answers that might be
found at the end of a path that differed, even slightly, from strict Biblical word, was considered taboo. Reading any other 'text', out of
curiosity, or even a genuine search for truth, could cause 'dangerous' confusion. All things paranormal were attributed to the devil, even UFOs or
alien beings were considered to be manifestations of demons.
Then, as I became aware of how much worldly 'tampering' had gone into the Bible, I began to feel that the true message had been either
misunderstood, or had been intentionaly altered....with good intentions or evil ones, I could not be sure.
The more that I searched and researched, the more I came to the point where I believed
that perhaps the 'antichrist', as much as any
'person' that might bring a false message or one that was 'the opposite' to what Christ intended..... may actually be the 'Church'....not in
terms of the faithful individuals that go there to worship and bond with one another and God, but the hierarchy....
The 'founding fathers' (not the discilpes, but those who 'packaged' Christianity and made it the official religion of the Holy Roman Empire),
those who decided that they knew best which books should be in the Bible, and which authors would be left out because their words did not suit the
'Church's' purposes. Those who changed or added as they saw fit, and decided what the 'little people' would be allowed to know....and what they
would be kept from knowing. (As well as those that continue much of this process even today......)
Originally posted by Aronolac
...the truth rings bells within; truth is attractive and we feel it; it resonates. We verify truth by our own internal truth compass and the Spirit
of Truth, which everyone is encircuited, will testify to it. It takes awhile, but if the truth is to be honestly known it has to be pursued, its
nature understood, and its reflection of light into our minds is sensed as if flowing from a spiritual source and not of our own.
Over time, I have found certain of these truths that resonates, as you mention, Ron......as much of what you are telling us does this, at least for
me. I still have questions, but I feel there may be some true answers along the path you have offered.....
I have been reading some more on the subjects and sites metioned by you and some of the other posters, and I also noticed a similarity to Edgar Cayce.
that discusses the Sherman Rebellion and the Urantia Book, mentions
the 'sleeping subject' as the origin of the revelations. Since Cayce was refered to as the 'sleeping prophet', he immediately came to mind. Is
he the same 'sleeping subject'? Link
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