Today we’re going to look at the true Biblical meaning of baptism, and were going to use a lot of scriptural stories to prove it that it doesn’t mean dunking your head under water. By the end of it all I’m fairly confident you’ll be a Biblical expert on the subject. This will be a two part series, using the New Testament for the first post and the Old Testament for the second post. [Read more…] about The True Meaning of Baptism
In Genesis chapter fifteen we read about a strange event that occurs between God and Abraham. The mythological imagery stirs the imagination: God appears in great darkness, followed by a smoking furnace and a burning lamp that passes between Abraham’s sacrifice. The true meaning of the symbolism will never be preached from a traditional church pulpit because it deals with the divine physiology of man, and the implications of deep meditation, the ego, and spiritual initiation. So let’s break down this mystical mystery. [Read more…] about Abraham’s Vision of Great Darkness: Kundalini, Meditation and Ego
Today’s topic, the serpent and the messiah, has been addressed on this blog before by Anny, but today I am going to look at it from a few additional angles. I recently had a great discussion about it with a friend. This friend doesn’t agree with esoteric teaching because she is a mainstream Christian, but we greatly respect each other’s views and enjoy a healthy debate from time to time. [Read more…] about The Paradox of the Serpent and the Messiah
If you are reading this then hopefully on you’re on the new Spirit of the Scripture site. If so, you’re seeing that it finally got its new look and feel. I am sorry it took so long. I severed my right ankle bones early in August and recently had surgery. The entire experience held up a lot of my late summer plans. I was actually trying to keep up with my daughter at the trampoline park. She’s a gymnast. I am 39, but at the trampoline park I felt like I was 18 again. I attempted a front flip off the side wall trampoline. I landed on a padded board when I came down and the rest is history. No fracture, but a complete break. Ouch! [Read more…] about The Future of SOS
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 This site currently uses an older child Thesis Theme that is outdated.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. [Read more…] about The New Spirit of the Scripture Site
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. [Read more…] about Christine Hoeflich’s New Book
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 in the world. On just a religious level, consider the Inquisition. But even in our day-to-day lives, can all say that we have unjustly condemned someone because of our opinions. And this is why Jesus tells us, “Judge not, least we be judged. And in the same measure that we judge, it comes back to us.” [Read more…] about What is Truth? What Do the Scriptures say about Truth?
“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 truth, but the spiritual person can easily see it. And it will easily resonate with you if you are one. [Read more…] about Why God is Consciousness and the Mind, and How it Relates to Your Brain
That’s a bold statement. I know. But perhaps we can make some headway to the above statements with a few simple explanations that need not ever be deep nor hard to understand. We only have to think like the writers who wrote both the New and Old Testaments. And that means going nonliteral. Only then will all the locked doors of contradictions be opened. [Read more…] about Who is Jesus? And who is Christ? Could there be a Difference?
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 some good discussion in the comment section.
This post will be a little different. Instead of talking about all the scriptures that support reincarnation, we are going to focus on two from Job and Ecclesiastics. [Read more…] about Another Look at Reincarnation Using Job 1:21
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 can come to understand what Paul means through the allegory of Jesus calming the storm. [Read more…] about Jesus Calms the Storm: The Inner Christ Arises
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, it was quite a different church experience. From what I hear, churches are changing like this all across the country. It’s becoming less formal and a lot more social.
The pastor’s sermon was upbeat and full of energy. He did a good job engaging the audience with personal stories that were both humorous and true to all of our everyday lives. That takes a little bit of wit and skill. Then he took those personal stories and tied them into the message about Jesus feeding the 5,000 in Matthew chapter 14. [Read more…] about Why the Miracle of Feeding the 5,000 with Five Loaves and Two Fish?
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 a symbol for mental perception. When Eve ate the fruit and then gave it to Adam to eat, it is symbolic of the conscious being born and developed fully functioning on the physical plane. Adam and Eve’s eyes being opened mean that mental perception (consciousness) in man came into being. [Read more…] about Transforming the Serpent Ego