Wednesday, January 05, 2011

What's up with "fearing" the Lord?

The Bible says that the fear of the Lord Is the beginning of wisdom, (Psalm 111:10) and the beginnning of knowledge (Proverbs 1:7). This has misled many people, because the truth is that fear is really evil and is indeed the only enemy we have. 

You can heal any condition if you can get rid of the fear attaching to it. Trouble or sickness is nothing but subconscious fear outpictured in our surroundings. It is true at all times that "we have nothing to fear but fear itself."

How then do we account for the texts quoted? 

The answer is that in the Bible the fear of God means reverence for God, not fear in the usual sense of the word.  Reverence for God is the beginning of wisdom. 

How do we show reverence for God? 

Not by fine professions or sanctimonious prayers, but by seeing God everywhere, refusing to recognize anything unlike Him, and by living the Christ life.
Confidence is worship. You worship whatever you trust. 
Are you trusting more in evil or in good? in fear or in God? 
What are you worshiping? 
That is the test.

"Acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace."  Job 12:21.

 In Oneness,


Tuesday, December 07, 2010

What meaning do your words carry?

What meaning do your words carry?
When you apply a certain word to God/Spirit/Universe/Source/the One (pick your preference), it must bear the same essential meaning as it does when you apply it to humankind - otherwise it has no meaning at all.

When you say that God is Love or the is only One Intelligence, or that the Universe/Source is just, these words must for all intent and purpose mean what they mean when applied to human beings - or else they are new and special words which therefore carry no significance whatever.

The love of God must be essentially the same thing that you and I know as the love of the mother for her child, or the love of the artist for his creation, as an example. It must be the same quality as these - purified and increased to infinity, of course, however, still the same thing in quality; or the term has simply no meaning.

When we say that the Universe/Source is just, we must mean the same kind of thing that we mean when we say that a certain Judge, or anyone else in authority, acts with justice - or the word has no meaning at all. The justice that is God will include an infinite perspective and be quite flawless, however it will be essentially the same thing in its nature.

Many people say that God is Love, and at the same time maintain that He visits finite sin with eternal punishment. They claim that God is just, and yet maintain that people living today are suffering for a sin supposed to have been committed by Adam thousands of years before they were born. There are still a small number of people who believe that every human being was predestined to heaven or hell before he was created at all, and that his conduct, good or bad while on this earth, would make no difference to his fate. And the same people say that God is just. No wonder people get confused.  The words cease to have meaning.

If the attributes of what we label “God” are supposed to signify something different from that conveyed by the ordinary meaning of the words, we cannot know what such meaning is. You might as well say, "I believe that God is x + y, but I don’t know what either letter means"

The truth is that God is Love and God is Intelligence; and that God works with perfect wisdom and perfect justice to all, at all times, in the ordinary and correct meaning of these words.

"God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all."
Not a bad quote from the Book of John (1:5)

In Oneness,