reply to post by Deetermined
The verse above is talking about the difference between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant. It is not talking about scripture.
IS the description of an apple the same as an apple? If you are hungry and need to eat, or you will die, do you want food, or descriptions of food?
Read John, chapters 14, 15 & 16. Jesus was not just a "Master of masters", as you put it.
Yes I know, Son of God, Savior, and there is tons of things in those chapters enough to write books about. So what? I agree to all of that, but have a
different global unbiased perspective of it. I did not only say that I see Jesus as a "Master of Masters."
(Hypothetical question) If you were God, and you knew that only those that come to you through Christ will be saved/spared from eternal Hell, would it
be worth creating all of this reality?
Personally, if I knew before creation that the majority would be doomed to hell because the majority of souls will not choose Christ (due to bias of
world programming, bias of region/country their born in, bias due to dif religions parents instill in their kins, and I can go on and on about the
bias similar to when Jesus is on the Cross and says about his crucifiers "forgive them Father, for they know not what they do). The majority know not
what they do.
I personally would not create existence if the majority are to burn in Hell. That's me. Now how much more is God than I? How much more Loving,
Graceful, Peace, Transcendent, Etc....
There are tons of Philosophical questions you need to consider if you are going to accept the Westernized Fundy dogmatic version of Christianity.
So, when you gave your definition of who Jesus was to you, why didn't you include that he was the only begotten Son of God?
Ok, add it to the list. Although I think there is alot more mystical understanding to that specific title than meets the eye.
So, you think you're in fellowship with Christ when you spend more time contemplating Buddha's philosophy than you do the teachings of Jesus
Jesus teachings' are watered down parables formulated for the ignorant masses. It is his Milk, and when you get the SPirit and are taught the
Mystical experiences and transformation, that is the Meat.
Mark 4:11-12 "He [Jesus] told them, ' The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in
parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be
You think that's the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit only bares witness to the Word, which is Jesus. Jesus was the Word made flesh as told in John,
I am baring witness to the Mystical word of Christ, the meat, the Spirit, death of the old self(ego), Spiritual transformation, understanding of
Philosophy, of going within, of Loving others, etc etc
I don't believe your "ego slayer" was the Holy Spirit. When you start talking about ego slaying,
Doesn't matter what you believe. What matter's is what the word says:
1 Cor 15:31 "I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily."
Matt 16:24 "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me."
Col 3:9-10 "Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed
in knowledge in the image of its Creator."
John 3:3 "I tell you a truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."
I can go on and on and on, "To Live, you must die" in Romans, "You must be born of water and spirit", and so forth.
However, this "Self" that has to be denied, that has to die .....what is this Self? Do you know yourself? To find out what this "self" is requires
understanding of various branches of Philosophy, Psychology, and surprisingly, Buddhism is RICH In describing the composition and inner workings of
the "self." If you don't know this self, how can you possibly follow Biblical teachings?
non-duality and absorption, you're talking from the spirit of Buddha, not the Holy Spirit.
Longing for nondual absorbtion, Home, Union, began to burn/yearn in my heart & soul upon getting the Spirit and came from the Spirit, way before I
ever knew the details of non-dual & Buddhist philosophy.
Notice how you don't talk about Jesus much?
IS there a rule book that says I have to mention his name in every sentence? Jesus is soooooo deep that he requires understanding of various branches
of thought to comprehend his teachings, and mystical understanding through the Spirit.