The Bible is not a book about history, even though there is history in the Bible. Archaeological excavations are made on the basis of information found in the Bible, and ruins are discovered that confirm the expectations. The Bible makes use of this history, however, as a means to explain the process of Man’s involution/descent into the material world, his stay there, and his evolution and ascension out of it again.The same story is told over and over [Read more…] about The Inner Beauty of the Bible Stories: The Soul’s Journey Beneath the Literal Interpretation
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Have you ever wondered what Jesus meant when he states that the unclean spirit who leaves a man comes back with seven others more wicked than the first? The early church and Hollywood have given us wrong impressions about unclean spirits. Also known as demons, these entities aren’t the intelligent, self-conscious beings that go around looking for people to possess. Let’s review verses 24-26 in the eleventh chapter of Luke’s gospel and then we’ll dig into the nature of unclean spirits and find out what Jesus was really talking about.
“When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out [Read more…] about Jesus and the Teaching of the Seven Unclean Spirits
Editor’s Note: Below is another article from Anny for all you numerology buffs out there. Anny packs a lot of information in a short amount of space so I suggest reading it slowly. Once I got to the end of her article I had a deeper appreciation for how rich and divinely inspired the Hebrew characters really are.
There is so much latent information in the deeper meaning of the serpent and the messiah. I was prompted to retrace the pattern of both after I started studying part 2 of Joshua’s article about the eleventh chapter of Revelations, which again featured the First Two Witnesses, the olive trees. I wondered if there could be a relationship between these two olive trees on the one side and the serpent/messiah on the other. Are they one and the same? [Read more…] about A Deeper Revelation of the Serpent and the Messiah
One of the hardest stories in the Bible to swallow, especially for mothers, is when God asks Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. The whole idea of God asking Abraham to kill his most beloved son conjures up all kinds of monstrous thoughts about a being that is supposed to be the very essence of love. I recently received an e-mail from a reader about an article written by James Goodman in the Huffington Post, entitled, The Five Most Terrifying Words in the Bible. The title comes [Read more…] about Why Did God Ask Abraham to Sacrifice Isaac?
What is truth? This is the famous question that Pontius Pilate, the fifth Prefect of the Roman province of Judea, asked Jesus before his crucifixion. The fact that Jesus didn’t answer him used to bother me. Here was a great opportunity for Jesus to speak profound wisdom to a man who seemed, at times, to genuinely want it. Why didn’t Jesus tell him?
The desire for Jesus to unfold wisdom on the truth was ultimately mine [Read more…] about The Truth about Truth
In part 1 of this series we focused on the two witnesses of Revelation chapter 11. Today we’re going to dissect the rest of Revelation chapter 11 beginning with the first verse. This chapter contains some awesome symbolism as it pertains to the physiological, psychological [Read more…] about The Temple of God: A psychological, physiological, and Spiritual Overview of the Human Soul
Editor’s Note: I know I stated that my next post would resume part two of the series on God’s two witnesses, but Anny submitted this to me today and I thought it was a good addition to some of the concepts we learned about in the last post. I decided to publish this before part two of my series since it’s on topic and definitely gives some additional insight into God’s two witnesses! Her article is below.
Recently, Joshua posted an article about the identity of God’s Two Witnesses as mentioned in the Bible verses [Read more…] about Involution and Evolution as it Relates to Love and Wisdom, and the Two Olive Trees and Candlesticks
Many Christians have sought the true identity of God’s two witnesses in chapter 11 of the book of Revelation. If you look into almost any Biblical commentary, you’ll usually find the argument that the two witnesses are either Enoch and Elijah, or Moses and Elijah. Such associations are fruitless.
When I was a young Christian, I thought that the two witnesses had to be Enoch and Elijah since the Bible seemed [Read more…] about Revelation Chapter 11 and The Identity of God’s Two Witnesses