In a recent post, Joshua wrote about the conflict between Cain and Abel HERE. He discussed that this conflict constitutes the two natures—the higher and lower—within us, and the incompatibility that they present when the lower ego is in the driver’s seat [Read more…] about The Significance of the Biblical Shepherd
Archives for October 2013
“Since there was a Biblical dispensation of grace through Christ, all our debts (sins) can be instantly nullified when we believe and accept what Christ provided for us, and a much better life awaits us.”
Many years ago, I was taught that by accepting Christ my debts would be cleared. I was [Read more…] about The Dispensations of Law and Grace Understood with Karma
I plan on this blog being around for a while, and I’ve decided to formally open up Spirit of the Scripture to guest posting. Because this blog now gets around 350 blog visits a day on average (and sometimes as high as 500), I figure it’s a good time to offer others some writing opportunities. My time is limited because I have a full-time job, family, and other small projects. I often get asked to write on specific subjects, and while I eventually get to them, I know there are other people out there who already have esoteric knowledge on these subjects and might wish to share [Read more…] about Write for Spirit of the Scripture
“He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal” (John 12:25).
It seems a little counterintuitive, doesn’t it? Why would you need to hate your life in order to gain eternal life? After all, we are all here [Read more…] about Why Did Jesus Say To Hate Our Life?
It’s not hard to see that Cain, Adam and Eve’s son, represents the lower self in scripture. Although he comes first, many Bible scholars believe the scripture indicates he was a twin of Abel. The birth of these twins symbolizes the higher and lower aspects of man as a result consciousness leaving Paradise (Adam and Eve’s first act was to procreate after being kicked out of Eden). Cain was also a tiller of the ground. It makes sense that he is tied to the earth. The earth always represents the physical plane and lowest manifestation of consciousness. Cain, then, is naturally tied to it. [Read more…] about Cain Kills Abel and is Banished to Nod
I was touched recently. Deeply. It started off like a routine Saturday morning. I slept in a bit while my wife cooked breakfast for us and the kids (thanks Jess for always offering to do this!). As she finished setting the table, I came in, said good morning to her and the little ones, ate, and then went on my screened deck to read a short book I recently received in the mail. The book is entitled, A World We Can Live In, by Lynne Williamson. Lynne is a regular reader of this blog, and I was excited to see the contents of her work.
Fall seemed to be in full swing. [Read more…] about A Better World
Last night a friend sent me a link to an article entitled, Self-Professed ‘Bible Scholar’ Makes Explosive Allegation About Jesus That He Believes Could Rock the Christian Faith to Its Core. The article appeared on Yahoo News.
Mr. Atwill, the self-professed scholar in question, believes that Roman aristocrats fabricated the story of Jesus to control the masses.
Every so often, another scholar makes similar claims. I can already tell you that they always amount to nothing. I do not say this because I am a fundamentalist Christian, nor [Read more…] about Joseph Atwill Claims Solid Evidence that Jesus was Fabricated by Roman Aristocrats
“…what shall be the sign of thy coming, and the end of the world?” (Matt. 24:3)
To millions around the globe, Jesus’ response tells them that it will be a terrible apocalyptic scenario [Read more…] about Wars, Rumors of Wars, Famines, and Earthquakes in Divers Places
I am always looking for information to expand my reader’s knowledge base of esoteric studies and how it relates to the Bible. That’s one reason I was pleasantly surprised when I was asked to be a part of Daniel Friedmann’s virtual book tour for his newest book, The Broken Gift. In his first book, The Genesis Code, Daniel incorporates Kabbalistic teaching to determine the age of the earth and universe. This got my attention, because I was already aware that Kabbalistic teachings on the age of the earth and the universe are in somewhat agreement with science. The Broken Gift tackles a new subject, the origins of man. I decided to secure an author interview which you can read below. But first you’ll find an excerpt which explains the contents of the book from The YP Publishing: [Read more…] about Author Interview with Daniel Friedmann: The Broken Gift
Rabbi David Cooper, a world-renowned mystical teacher and author of God is a Verb, presents fascinating interpretations of the Biblical account of Eve and the serpent. Although his insight comes from obscure mystical writings, he has a gift of presenting them well to the general public. You don’t have to be a rabbi or an expert in Kabbalah to understand his teachings. Today I want to explore his teaching on the relationship between Eve and the serpent, and how it relates to consciousness.
Before we jump into one of his interpretations, it is important to realize [Read more…] about Eve and the Serpent