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which interpreted literally, means exactly what it says.
"These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father,"
and many interpret the "comforter" as the Holy Spirit,
"Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9Of sin, because they believe not on me;"
and this very group of sentences call a person's attention, to something new; a new perspective?
"Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come,"
which seems to read, as giving an option to "people who aren't religious or believers," but are inherently good, to obtain salvation. A modern-day interpretation would be as meaning "no one is left-behind," but the truly evil.
"And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day."
And it's true, he didn't speak-of himself, by reading this, it is obvious that "this quote," is a quote. The inference here is that Jesus is literally "quoting G_d." Does this very statement "prove" G_d exists and "communications" are open "to" and "from" Him? Even in our modern-time? With the Holy Spirit acting as some-sort of "filter" or "fail-safe" mechanism? A deeper insight into the Trinity? Perhaps.
"For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
"And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 16They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth."
Originally posted by ChiForce
reply to post by smithjustinb
Were they pleasant memories? I had the same experiences when I was about 17. It was bad because I had a very unpleasant childhood. These dreams and memories got so bad that I felt I was the same child and going through the same horrible experiences.
Originally posted by JohnySeagull
reply to post by smithjustinb
Had this a lot few months ago. Many memories from life radomly popping into my head.
This was followed then by the people I have meet over my lifetime appearing in my head. I think almost every person I met must have popped up at this stage. Mostly I just smiled when thinking of them. Sometimes wondered what they were doing now. Odd occasion feeling a little regret at how we parted. This went on for weeks and did genuinely wonder if my time was up. I kinda felt my time was drawing to a end. I'm not sick or old but just thought with this going on something was definitley headed my way. No fear associated with it though. This has now stopped and haven't expierced so far in 2011.
I did wonder if other people were expierencing this but thought I might freak people out a bit if I brought it up with any friends/relations.
(wasn't negative experience. mostly enjoyable/neutral)edit on 24-1-2011 by JohnySeagull because: (no reason given)