I had a good friend ask a great question the other day. He wanted to know if it was accurate to use Biblical scripture to validate meditation as substantial to one’s spiritual development. More specifically, he wondered if it were truly valid to portray meditation as something central to the Biblical salvation process. I understand my friend’s concern. The New Testament specifically points to Jesus for salvation. I completely agree. But what does THAT mean? [Read more…] about The Relevance of Meditation to Biblical Salvation
Archives for February 2012
This post will conclude our three-part series on the Kingdom within. We began this series with Jesus’ statement that the Kingdom of God is within you. But how can this be? To help us understand this concept we are going to look at a very controversial Biblical subject: Ezekiel’s temple. For decades Biblical scholars have tried to explain what it is, where it will be located, and most importantly, when it will exist. [Read more…] about Ezekiel’s Temple, Man, and Meditation
What and where is heaven? In the last post, we looked at statements made by Jesus in Luke 17:20-21 where he conveyed that heaven was a state of being inside one’s self instead of a place “out there”.
Now let’s look at another scripture from the Old Testament, and this whole concept will come alive. In Exodus chapter thirty-three, Moses asks God to see His glory. The Lord responds by saying that no man can see His face and live. [Read more…] about Moses, God’s Face, and Heaven
I would like to address a hot spiritual topic today. Heaven. More specifically, the Kingdom of Heaven. What is it? Where is it? All of us have asked these questions in childhood, no matter what religion you profess. I don’t know about you, but I was always given the type of illusory answers that always made me wonder what and where heaven was even more! You probably know the type to which I am referring: