Originally posted by SaberTruth
Originally posted by LeoVirgo
We are to give reverence that the Spirit is our true nature...is our true self...that being of 'flesh' is not our true self.
Who says this is true, and on what basis? This is your opinion, and that's fine, but I have a different opinion.
The nature of God is something that we dont need books to tell us about Thee...this is the beauty of things of Spirit...that Thee can be found
in the very design and fabric of creation.
Then we don't need any books at all, and we all get to make up whatever we want. Words don't become false as soon as ink meets paper; the question
is the source of the thoughts. God saw to it that his words were recorded so we remember them, and so we have an objective source to compare all
alleged revelations to. Books are not evil just because they're written.
Ask yourself...why are we to become humble, giving, merciful, understanding, loving. The reason is...because this is the nature of Spirit. To
become these attributes, we are allowing our true nature to shine through. The kingdom is within is also showing us that the Spirit, is within us, all
of us, within all life. Understanding that 'life' can not be, without being filled with Spirit.
Again, we are not equal with God, and what Jesus modeled for us is how we are to relate to God. There are plenty of scripture passages that explain
the difference. But the indwelling Holy Spirit is only for those who accept Jesus. I didn't make any of this up; it's from the mind of God as
recorded in the Bible.
There is no punishment....there is only learning and growing.
Then there is no justice, no concern for victims of crime. I love them too much to rob them of this.
Its not opinion...its something that can be found in the very design of life, the cycles, the orders, of God emanating through expression.
To understand this, you would have to understand that the Spirit is within all life. It fills your very being.
Its not happenstance that when people seek within and seek the very design of life itself for the 'word'.....they all come away with the same
understanding. All is One, God is in all life. We are not separate. Nothing exists without the Spirit.
There are things in books that can give spiritual understanding....but without understanding first the nature of Spirit in life...one will have
limited discernment between things of flesh/man and things of Spirit/God....in the books.
After a time in Jesus's life, he understood, him and the father were One.
He taught the Kingdom is within us....not outside of us.
Its more so about learning, then justice. When we are outside of this body of flesh, we know all the things we did that were of the nature of flesh
and we see why we did such things and why others did such things. Through cycles we learn more and more about our nature of Spirit and learn how to
control our nature of flesh....to be an instrument for our true self, of Spirit, to 'be' and to express Theeself.
The entire Universe is a expression, of God. Expressions, are filled very much with the one that expressed. Expressed can be looked at as....to move
outwardly. When we express say a 'feeling', we present those feelings in a outwardly way but they come from within us. If we express ourselves
through 'art'....that art holds within it a part of us, it can not exists without the one that 'expressed'.
The Spirit is within all life...for 'life' can not 'be' without the Spirit.
Both gnostic and new testament scriptures do hold gems of things of Spirit within them. A common reader will only see the surface of what it says. But
there needs to be discernment, through the Spirit of life, the very nature of Spirit...to see what is of flesh/mans attributes and what is of Spirit.