Originally posted by GreatTech
Esoteric Teacher, do you believe in God, Jesus Christ, and/or the Holy Spirit.
Please expalin your belief or unbelief in a Oneness Worship, Partial Worship, or Entire Worship of the Holy Trinity.
The words in your statement above could be interpretted differents ways. I will say that i do not see how anything that does exist can be seperate
from, or outside God's dominion.
Do you believe God always hides us from the Truth?
I believe God permits for the barrier that prevents us from knowing the truth. Free will is one of the tools that makes the truth available to us.
There is no need for God to hide the Truth from us, unless it is for our own sake. I think it is our perception that prevents individuals from
acknowledgind, or comprehending their own truth.
How can one percieve and comprehend anything without some measure of knowing one's self, and how one observes one's own experiences?
There is no need to hide us from the truth.
Why would God want us to fear the truth?
For me "God" and "Truth" are one in the same. And, i prefer the term "Truth" over the term "God", only because the word "God" means so many
things to so many people, whereas the word "Truth" is more generally accepted, and less offensive to the non-believers.
Any religion, or faith base, or belief system that invokes peoples' fear and hate, only perpetuate the resistance of knowing the Truth.
Why would "God" want us to fear him? Why preach such a thing?
Fear is the opposite of Love. And, most certainly God prefers to be loved, rather than feared. Fear seperates us from God.
However, Greatech, your thread about the physicality, is close to the source of humanitys' biggest drawback, our greatest opstical.
our physical message encoded into the very core of our dna, the instinct encoded into each and every cell that comprises us:
Self = Me, Me, Me
Pre = Before
Serve = To serve, aid, help, teach, lead, choose to put another before yourself without reservation or alterior motive.
What are the ramifications of having a mind that operates in accordance with "The Law of Association" which means we can only accept/learn new
information if it can attach to existing pre-accepted truths. For instance: We learn to count to 10 in kindergarden first, we do not begin with
mathmatice, algebra, geometry, or trigonometry first. First we must accept certain things as truth beforehand.
Now if all we witness and experience consciously through our senses must be able to attach itself to pre-existing truths ..... What was our first
i.e. "I am self before i serve".
We were broken observers from the start. We usually can only measure/judge everything by only a limited standard of comparison.
Everything we witness and experience immediatley becomes these series of questions:
"How can this benefit me, and the things i love, care for, and hold reverence for?"
"How can this be detrimental to the things i love, care for, and hold reverence for?"
Perhaps the truth is not the answer supplied by either question.
[edit on 25-8-2006 by Esoteric Teacher]