Originally posted by LightAssassin
reply to post by VeritasAequitas
That saying refers to people.
The kingdom is within us all. We do not need a church nor a priest to direct us, nor a God to worship. Jesus was not the son of the Abrahamic God, nor
did he actually teach about the Abrahamic God. It has all been changed.
We just need to silence our mind and look within, for within can be found the kingdom. For within can be found the truth.
Within lies....the answer.
edit on 17-1-2013 by LightAssassin because: (no reason given)
The answer to condemnation perhaps.
"Going within" fosters self-love which sits man in the temple of God proclaiming that he is "God".
"Going within" exalts self to god-like status.
"Going within" exalts your desires above Truth.
"Going within" feeds narcissism, selfishness and condemns anyone except self.
"Going within" worships the creation instead of the Creator.
"Going within" worships creation as a 'force'.
Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God--John 1:12
Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful
observation, 21nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is withinb you.” Luke 17:20-21
You believe scripture when it states that the Kingdom of God is within, yet you ignore the first part of his sentence - that the kingdom does NOT come
with careful observation nor will people say "Here or there it is", the two very things which you ARE proclaiming e.g. 'Go meditate because the
kingdom is there inside you'.
Almost all forms of meditation involve the deliberate cultivation of altered states of consciousness in order to access this supposed "kingdom", yet
scripture declares unequivocally that it is Father who grants belief not the other way round. You do find a 'kingdom' though - the kingdom of
"You" whereby you are the king and god of your illusionary world and even see yourself as a creator. . Meet a son of perdition not a son of God.
Meet a human so given over to a reprobate mind that he cannot sense that he worships himself as god, exalting a "love" that rejects every and all
real truth. Meet a human who can no longer reason correctly because he misunderstands what his meditation guides are actually stating when they claim
that because normal consciousness supposedly obscures sacred realities that meditation is practiced in order to suspend rational patterns of
Meditation suspends the rational patterns of thought... Go to a psych ward or brain injury unit and really sit there and think about this - in many
cases those individuals lost their rational thought process and now can no longer make any decision nor function safely. What you see expressed in
their words and actions is what remains inside....the very part which you are claiming is the kingdom. No, you will clearly see that it is base
desires which no longer have a filter - your rational thought.
Meditation's lying signs and wonders make you believe a lie is truth because those very experiences convince you that it is truth. And because you
are actively seeking to throw away your God-given rationality, you don't even question nor contemplate any other evidence out there which
demonstrates to you the error of your ways. For instance, the numerous studies on meditation show a common outcome of the practice is coming to the
conclusion that you are "divine". If you cannot see how a person coming to that erroneous conclusion basically throws away salvation from God,
because after all, they are "divine" and would not need salvation of course would they? Likewise, meditation through Yoga is always sold in the west
as "the progressive elimination of conscious- ness in order to secure pure Self-awareness." But what they don't tell the western students is the
sentence immediately following: "This consciousness must be reduced to ashes, its seeds sterilized so as to render all future consciousness
.”—The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: p. 121. Any psych ward or brain unit will tell you what that really looks like and how absolutely
false and deceptive that path truly is. Believing that path is truth means that you feel the yogis sitting cross legged for eight years without
moving, having their nappies changes and being spoon fed like a baby three times a day is truly the pinnacle of what Our Creator made man to aspire to
in this wondrous universe.