Personally, I entertain the Gnostic Bible, the Zohar and various Buddhist texts such as Awakening the Buddha Within. Despite the literal translation of the word religion meaning "again binding" I like to believe that religion is a way of forging a covenant with the lord to achieve: enlightenment, spiritual liberation and ascension. When I first began my studies I was devoted to the skeptical approach in all matters, however after reading the King James Holy Bible (a version prior to the 1980s) I discovered that not only do I have faith in a universal creator, but I also believe in the need for a savior of mankind. I did not stop reading at the Holy Bible and catholic/Christian prayers as many do, I delved into unfamiliar and more ancient (as well as new) literal territory. I developed a fondness toward Kabbalah, Buddhism, the Gnostic Coptic, the study of entheogen eucharists, scrying, divination and other modes of channeling the Holy Spirit. I found life much easier to cope with and a sense of the compassion of a loving god in all matters and manners of life. In the approach of embracing life with a dynamic and open creed I found it easier to maintain faith and devotion toward my lord and embrace the advances of science and medicine on common ground. While my circle and family are relatively small, I believe that the prior mentioned literature has brought me close to my loved ones and friends. Does anyone have personal recommendations for other literature , connotations, prayers and other methods of channeling?
by graceinus 3 years ago
How do we know if we understand the correct context when we study the Holy Bible?I have often wonder why we sometimes if not often misunderstand the context of chapters and/or verses when we study God's word. One can read a verse or chapter a number of times believing they understand it's meaning ,...
by Brinafr3sh 7 years ago
When was the last time you read a scripture or verse, in the Holy Bible?
by atomswifey 9 years ago
This is not so simple to answer is it?How are we showing His love, demonstrating His love to people if we do not share His word to them?
by vector7 6 years ago
If you disagree with the Bible, please do not spam this thread.If you do you are being rude and I will quote the OP and report the issue for hupages to decide whether it violates forum rules or not.This thread is to understand the Bible as it presents itself, and this thread is not for questioning...
by Chica27h 6 years ago
What did Joseph Smith do that would prove he is a true prophet of God?I was raised a Mormon but never studied the religion or any others for that matter. I have come to a realization that the religion I have grown up in has many flaws. My mother told me that in order to believe in the...
by Stacie L 5 years ago
Posted on December 13, 2012 at 2:23pm by Billy Hallowell According to the editors, King James I, the man behind the popular Bible translation, was a bisexual "known amongst friends and courtiers as 'Queen James' because of his many gay lovers."The Queen James Bible resolves...
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