The New Spirit of the Scripture Site

by Joshua Tilghman on July 5, 2017

So I believe it’s time to update the site to a new theme. This site currently uses an older child Thesis Theme that is outdated. I am going to upgrade to the Genesis framework and one of the Genesis child themes. Not sure which one yet, but over the next few days / weeks your going to see a lot of changes when it comes to the look of the site. [click to continue…]


Christine Hoeflich’s New Book

by Joshua Tilghman on June 23, 2017

Awakening Process: Coming out of the Darkness and into the LightHey SOS members…

I just wanted to take some time out of my morning to give you a review on Christine’s new book, The Spiritual Awakening Process: Coming Out of the Darkness and Into the Light. She’s been a good friend of mine over the years. In fact, we sort of connected when I first started this site, and as you all know, her comments have been a source of inspiration for many people who visit the site regularly. [click to continue…]


The Crucifixion of the Ego

June 22, 2017

The crucifixion of the ego has often been mentioned in articles and comments on this blog, also in the previous article, The Harvest is large, but the workers are few: Matthew 9:35-38 by Raymond Phelan, where it gave rise to a very interesting discussion in the comments. These showed that there are indeed many ways […]

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The Harvest is large, but the workers are few: Matthew 9:35-38

May 29, 2017

Consider the Bible’s creation: written over a period of 1,500 years and consisting of 66 books, the Bible was written in 3 languages on 3 continents and authored by 40 writers of many different cultures and systems of philosophy. The Bible’s contributors, from all professions in life, were all agreed on one thing: there is […]

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May 26, 2017

What is the purpose of time?  Psalm 90 attributed to Moses gives us a hint in verse 12.  “Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom”.  This reminds me of the 2012 movie “A Thousand Words” where a shady character “Jack” played by Eddie Murphy is cursed to die […]

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The Book Is Not to Blame

April 29, 2017

My Grandmother had a large illustrated Bible sitting on a table in the center of the living room in her very modest four-room mill house. It was too heavy to lift. As a child, I was at once enchanted and disturbed by the artwork depicting tales of a man-eating whale, people drowning in a flood, […]

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What is Truth? What Do the Scriptures say about Truth?

April 5, 2017

There is an old Zen saying that states: “In order to get to the truth, have no opinions.” There is immense wisdom in that saying. It tells us, first of all, that our opinions cloud our judgment. We certainly can’t trust them. Historically, it has been the opinions of some that have caused much injustice […]

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Why God is Consciousness and the Mind, and How it Relates to Your Brain

March 3, 2017

“For ye are fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). Many people ask today, “Who is God?” Well, God is in you! And the Old and New Testaments declare it. We only have to make the leap from cultural assumption and literalism to true scriptural interpretation, which is all spiritual. Religion is far removed from this […]

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“Bring them to Him” the Five Loaves and Two Fish

February 27, 2017

Matthew 14:15-20 informs us that the Apostles went to Jesus and told Him the large crowd which followed Him were hungry: they had no food with them to eat. The Apostles wanted to send them to the towns and villages to buy food (Luke 9:12). The Apostles informed Jesus that a boy there had five barley […]

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Who is Jesus? And who is Christ? Could there be a Difference?

February 24, 2017

The questions in the title to this article must be asked separately, and then collaborated, for a true answer. Do that, and with time, all of the New Testament will be unveiled. That’s a bold statement. I know. But perhaps we can make some headway to the above statements with a few simple explanations that […]

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The Birth of the Christ

December 23, 2016

Again we live in the time of Advent, during which we are in expectation of the birth of Christ. What does this mean to us? Are we remembering the birth of Jesus Christ who was born 2000 years ago, or are we expecting the birth of the Christ, the awakening of the Christ Consciousness in […]

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Prophecy, what is it?

September 17, 2016

Prophecy is a subject that I have never written an article about yet, neither on this blog nor anywhere else. Nor have I thought about it much. At most I addressed it in a few lines in a comment, as a reaction on someone else’s views. It somehow did not speak to me but recently […]

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Another Look at Reincarnation Using Job 1:21

August 1, 2016

I have visited the topic of reincarnation on this blog a few times before. I thought it would be a good time to revisit the topic because it’s so important to realize it’s relevance if you truly wish to ever understand the bigger picture of most ancient scriptures, especially the Bible. Hopefully it will stimulate […]

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Jesus Calms the Storm: The Inner Christ Arises

July 25, 2016

What is the esoteric meaning of Jesus calming the storm at sea with the disciples? The answer is a very positive message, but you’ll probably never hear it in mainstream Christian teachings. In a nutshell, it deals with what Paul calls, the “Christ in you, your hope of glory.” But what does this mean? We […]

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The Serpent and the Cherubim

July 8, 2016

In his articles Genesis Chapter 3: The Allegory of the Serpent Ego and Transforming the Serpent Ego Joshua writes again about the meaning of the serpent. He had already done so quite a few times before and also I myself addressed the subject more than once, both in articles and in comments. That shows how […]

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Why the Miracle of Feeding the 5,000 with Five Loaves and Two Fish?

July 5, 2016
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I attended a local church two Sunday’s ago at the invite of some neighbors. The people were very warm and friendly, and we even got a free t-shirt. The service was held in a movie theater and we were able to eat snacks and drink coffee during the sermon. As far as the atmosphere went, […]

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Transforming the Serpent Ego

July 2, 2016
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In the last article, part one of this series, we discussed the opening of Genesis chapter 3. We set the stage for how the Bible explains man’s development on the physical plane. We must remember that it is not a literal account, but a spiritual one. If you remember from the last post, eyes are […]

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Genesis Chapter 3: The Allegory of the Serpent Ego

April 23, 2016
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Did God, as an outside agent, create man? Or is there scriptural evidence suggesting that man is an integral part of who God is? In other words, are God and man somehow eternally linked? Are they ONE? A recent discussion with a friend inspired this upcoming series. I am going to concentrate on Genesis chapter […]

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RIP Sparks (Fran)

April 22, 2016

  Today I wanted to honor someone who was a very special commenter / contributor to this blog who has recently passed away. She wasn’t active on SOS for the past year, but for two years before that she commented regularly and became a supporter to my efforts here in a way that few could […]

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Lazarus the beggar and the rich man: Understanding Soul Growth and Meaning of Hell

April 16, 2016
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As promised, this post will unveil the esoteric meaning of the beggar Lazarus who died an ended up in Abraham’s bosom, while the rich man died and ended up in what appears to be a description of eternal torment, i.e., hell. Of course the Bible never describes a literal hell in the traditional Christian sense […]

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