reply to post by Seekingmyself
Re-examine Christ, in an open minded and multifacted way, because he is still the true vine, the good shepherd, the gateway, the life, and the light
of life, who's most fundamental character lives on, and intercedes on our behalf in any and every way we need, who's very strength resides in our
own weakness, and who's power is the shelter from the raging storm, and who's death and resurrection life, is the cosmic clamshell of our spiritual
transformation, that we will become worthy to be placed as prescious pearls in the spiritual gate of the universal city of the living God - included.
There is another type of Christianity, many kinds, than that of the Roman Catholic Church, who I think of as simply gatekeepers attempting to withhold
the Spirit, instead of releasing it into the world. They've enveloped it, imprisoned it, in a shell of rigidly defined doctrine, and a hierarchy who
alone may dispense the mass. Untwist that slight twist, by your own renewed investigation, that is my best suggestion. There is no need to completely
abandon the Christian viewpoint or frame of reference, which does not preclude your continued searching or evaluating of any and all information, and
integrating whatever works for you.
Some day we will all contend with the absolute truth, and I don't know about you, but I think I'll be needing a little intercessory grace to cover
me, and allow me to pass under the eternal gaze of the one who sees and knows all from every angle and perspective. In other words I will not be able
to justify myself without the mercy of God given to me by the Grace of Jesus Christ my elder brother who is proven worthy of my love and my trust.
In a really serious spiritual pursuit, and it will always get serious at some point, there are still powers and principalities to contend with in this
vast universe of ours.
As a Christian, it is entirely safe to explore any realm, because we are untouchable, and there's a lot of space in that, a lot of freedom, and true
freedom, is the freedom to freely love as we are loved.
Who would discard a revelation of God's love for us as individuals, really when it comes right down to it? Forget about "Churchianity" and seek out
the truth at the heart of it. There IS something there, something very important, very deep, and rich, and mysterious, beautiful, and at once both
unfathomable yet fathomable.
Through Jesus Christ we are the adopted sons and daughters of the king of the universe, and the full treasure and inheritance is ours, and the
treasure is his love, a love which conquors all.
[edit on 13-10-2009 by OmegaPoint]