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Originally posted by WEareMACHINES
Do i have to let everything go, before i can reach this level...?
57 As they were going along the road, someone said to Him, "I will follow You wherever You go."
58 And Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."
59 And He said to another, " Follow Me." But he said, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father."
60 But He said to him, "Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God."
61 Another also said, "I will follow You, Lord; but first permit me to say good-bye to those at home."
62 But Jesus said to him, " No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."
Those are just few verses which were designed to show the degree of commitment that is required to be a true follower of God.
Originally posted by ExPostFacto
reply to post by WEareMACHINES
Regarding the bible, I personally think that it is meant as a physical description that has an spiritual meaning not to be taken physically literally. If you are within this system you will read the bible as a physical thing. Once you get past the physical stuff, the bible is perfectly describing spiritual ways of being. Concentrate on the stuff in the bible that doesn't make much logical sense and then apply that to a spiritual existance.
I'm not religious at all. I see the relevance of scripture though as having a spiritual meaning not a physical meaning. The churchs tend to latch onto the belief that the bible is perfect and meant to be taken literally, without considering it relevant to interpret the bible as a spiritual tool. They latch onto things it says not to do, or to do without giving much thought to the spiritual aspects of doing or not doing those things.