We are living in an age of desperation. Every where one looks, people are looking for spiritual solace. They pack the churches on Sunday, only to act
the same as they did on the previous week on Monday morning.
When I personally look at the world, I see nothing but conflict. There is a religious war being fought under the guise of a "war on terrorism," yet,
we turn a blind eye to what is occurring.
We see people turn to alternative forms of spirituality, which I personally think is where the answer is, yet, we still thirst. We have two warring
religions that claim to have the "truth," yet, the answers they present are of little to no significance.
What does this all mean? Where are we headed? Is it hopeless?
The answer to the latter is no, it's not hopeless. However, if humanity doesn't open its eyes, we will be cast back into a 7th century hell. By the
way, that is really what people like Osama bin Laden and others thirst for. After all, both Islam and Christianity were at their peaks of power
What is Mysticism?
The '12 apostles'To many modern Christians, words like "meditation," "mystic," and "mysticism" bring to mind Eastern religions, not
Christianity. Certainly Eastern religions are known for their mysticism; however, mysticism is not only a vital part of the Christian heritage as
well, but it is actually the core of Christian spirituality. Mysticism simply means the spirituality of the direct experience of God. It is the
adventure of "the wild things of God."
The whole point is to experience God directly. Without that experience, one cannot claim to know the heart and mind of God. To claim to know the mind
the mind of God through the pages of a book, a book, by the way, that has been manipulated by the treacherous hand of man, is fool hardy.
Yet, hundreds of millions claim just that. Muslims and Christians claim that one can "know the mind of God" through the pages of a book, the Koran
and Holy Bible, respectively. Yet, I submit that the answer is nay, you can't.
One of the problems in the modern world is that people rely on physical objects rather than spiritual insight. Materialism is in direct conflict with
early Christian doctrine and it is in conflict with modern day spirituality.
Divine Union.... The purpose of this book is not to show you prayer, or even experience, but to bring you to the final Christian state: UNION WITH
GOD.... The effort of the self must be stilled. But even more! THE VERY EXISTENCE OF THE SELF MUST BE DESTROYED....
Without union, there is no hope of knowing the mind of God. In these "last days" people need to keep in mind that what they think is true and what
is really true are polar opposites.