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Originally posted by SuperiorEd
Originally posted by starseedflower
reply to post by SuperiorEd
But WHO is God??? And I bet we all including Enoch, Jesus, the Freemasons, you and me, yes even Atheists have descriptions appropriate to our believes and first or second hand experiences of WHAT he is, still the question hangs right there above our heads, or else we would not be here to have conversation.
We have the evidence from the truth that makes itself plain to see in nature. When you can find a scripture that mirrors nature, claims to be the origin of it and then predicts the future for us to see, evidence is there. No other book can do this besides the Bible. From this knowledge, we then derive the main points that God intends for us to see. Faith and Love are the root. From faith and love, the rest is merely commentary on how to proceed along the path of fulfilling the law. The law is fulfilled when we love others as ourselves. Masons do this well in many cases. The problem is not in the faith or works. The problem is in binding ourselves to an oath of Craft and ritual magic. The doors of the temple are then flung open for any spirit who wants to occupy the opening. We both know this to be true if we have studied mysticism to any degree. Confirming the fact is as easy as opening the Word of God to find the truth. Evidence is by practice. Confucius said it this way. "I hear and I forget. I see and I learn. I do and I understand."
There is no need for us to argue over this. Simply take my perspective and keep it tucked away. I have done the same with Freemasonry as I study. One of us will need the true version soon.
edit on 13-2-2012 by SuperiorEd because: (no reason given)
Indeed. Freemasonry is not in possession of such a miraculous secret. The best we can do is teach a man to treat others as his equal and brothers, to be honest men of their word. If enough people truly lived by such a creed, war and suffering would end on their own. But it takes a LOT more people to commit to such a radical moral code.
Originally posted by partycrasher
If someone or anyone has a great secret that would benefit all of mankind, stop all wars, stop all the suffering etc. then it would be a great sin to not divest this truth so that all could benefit.