The Gospel of Jesus
The Golden Rule appears in every major religion. It is really all we need.
The Gospel of Jesus
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, thy soul, and thy body, and thy neighbor as thyself."
This summarizes the entire gospel and all the rest of the Bible is nothing but an explanation of that one sentence. There is no need for seminaries, church buildings or a priesthood. Live that one sentence.
We must analyze first our relationship to God, as it manifests itself in our relationship to our fellow man. We must set a high Ideal. The Ideal is that God is good, completely good and always has been.
All stories which depict God with negative human emotions such as being: Jealous, Vengeful or Wrathful is Blaspheme. Any story which depicts God as a Warrior or Killer is Blaspheme. Real the Bible with this in mind.
We must love our neighbor as ourselves because we are all connected to one another.
What is the soul? It is the God-Force in the weakest of our brethren, in the lowest of our fellow men. When we do an unkindness to another individual we do not hurt the individual, but we hurt God and ourselves. When do we dishonor God? When we do an unkindness or say an unkind word about our fellow man!
What will make us aware of the soul? When we become God-minded and conscious of the fact that we are our brother's keeper. What was the excuse of the first man who did a wrong to another? Am I my brother's keeper? Many of us try to hide behind something to prevent our own conscience from hurting and say, "Well, I don't have to worry about that; that's his job." If he is a living being that is wandering or disturbed, then it is our job. Help him when we come in contact with him, if we want to know God at all.
A young Edgar Cayce
How do we know God or the Soul or the afterlife actually exist? Turn to the story of Edgar Cayce. He was a psychic who gave about 12,000 health readings and about 2,000 Life readings. He got his information from a source beyond the five senses.
The subject of Edgar Cayce and his psychic Readings has been dealt with in previous papers such as, "My Telepathic Experiences," and "Cures from, "There is a River," by Thomas Sugrue." The reader is urged to read these two articles before reading this one.
No man has a good enough memory to be a consistently good liar or fabricator of tales without being bogged down eventually in a sheer weight of detail. Consider then the hundreds of people that Cayce gave Life readings for, along with their almost invariable inter-relationships during various past lives with others who also had Life readings. In later readings Cayce would often add to the story, or the relationship, but he never veered from is original statements regarding the inter-involvement of several members of a family throughout previous periods where two or more had incarnated at the same time, and therein had been personally involved with one another. For Cayce to have fabricated all of these by reason of an active imagination or some other unknown source defies our logic and intellect. Certainly from somewhere he was picking up rather detailed personal information, neatly threading it together and reciting it forth, mostly without hesitation, as fast as a stenographer could take it down in shorthand.
The individuals who received Readings seem generally agreed that the information that was given them somehow repeatedly struck an inner chord of awareness or understanding of themselves as if that Reading had been truly given just for them.
Cayce never in all those years gave a reading, physical or otherwise, for a person who didn't exist. A common ploy by investigators was to submit a fictitious name or set of facts to a psychic such as Cayce. This was apparently attempted on various occasions, at which time Cayce would announce that he could not find or locate such a person. Subsequently there would be no complaint from the person who had not secured the requested Reading.
Cayce woud often be given a name, years after an initial Reading, then after stating, "Yes, we have had this body before," go into a lengthy discourse as if there had been no break in time whatsoever.
The story of Edgar Cayce indicates the existence of a super consciousness.
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, with all thy heart, thy soul, and thy body, and thy neighbor as thyself." Evidence of the existence of God, the Soul or Afterlife is found in the Edgar Cayce material.