Friday, 2 September 2016

Let not your hearts be troubled - remember death


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  2. Really Great Robert. You're daughter is adorable. Neat to having weaving in and out of your narrative. The hardest part for me about Christianity or faith has always been forcing myself to believe. What I sense from your teachings really rings true to me ... that you must experience the Christ. There is a truth, a belief that emerges in the experience that no one can ever take. A vibrant peace. thanks for steering me home to what matters. Ironically I never really felt that peace until I had lost someone very dear. It was through deep pain that a joy could be born. Look forward to more videos.

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  3. Dear Kristin - When you observe in your own experience "It was through a deep pain that a joy could be born" it sounds very like a successful process of childbirth to me. I have never given birth personally - but perhaps a successful process of death is no different? In any event, it is a joy to have you comment on this site, may you continue to inspire it. Thank you!

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  4. As for reproduction after "Adam" and "Eve"...

    A specific verse says, "For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham"

    So, because the Old and New Testament outlaws incest, the sensible thing to say is that "My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working."

    Another verse in the Old Testament says, "See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
    I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland."

    Therefore, even when the "great flood" happened the Highest is able to create.

    The Bible makes much use of metaphors so as to reveal a depth of knowledge within few verses. On verse says, "Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written." But how is that possible? Thomas Aquinas once wrote, "All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly." Therefore the metaphors are a manner of condensing information.

    For instance:
    "The planter digs into the fertile earth (thus the reference "mother earth") and lays his seed (thus the term "seed" utilized to reference semen), and afterwards comes forth the fruit of the womb (thus the biblical utilization of the phrase "fruit of the womb")."

    If you're interested in knowing something, perhaps you can make use of Miyamoto Musashi's advice which is, "To know ten thousand things, know one well."

    The Bible sort of makes use of a technique to do with that long before Miyamoto Musashi and I refer to that technique as "Metaphorical Condensement". That technique is of that which makes it possible to identify every human based on basic attributes yet to not identify every human as a different creature. The same technique helps in identifying butterflies of which are about twenty thousand species.

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