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— I have theorized on this site a lot about comparative religion.
I have spoken about Logos, Revelation and my thoughts about
the real meaning of it, about Jesus and the Bible generally,
the Yin-yang, the Gaia Hypothesis and much more, and really,
this has been much more a personal shared exploration than it
has meant to be any “definitive” sort of truth. I hope
you all realize that. I believe that the real “secret” of exactly
“of what” God is, who he is, in terms of a factual reality,
was not meant to be understood fully by mortal man, though
of course it is natural to try to understand Him and His wishes
for us. Here are some thoughts.
January 15, 2018
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The Daily Walk with Love, January 15, 2018, by Paul Evans. An edited and “elaborated upon” excerpt from Secrets of Life on this Oasis in Space that is Mother Earth, The Daily Walk with Love, January 14, 2018, by Paul Evans. Accompanying music video is Yes – The Ladder (1999) [Full Album], YouTube — 1:00:29. Featured beautiful tropical photograph illustrating Galatians 5:14 courtesy of verseaday.com.
I just wanted to help you all, and understand religion better myself, so I studied comparative religion on and off for 38 years now, and this is what I was able to come up with. I have been exploring these ideas with you on Evans Web Design, Evans Politics, The Daily Walk with Miracles and now, The Daily Walk with Love, for ten years now. I do realize that most Christians view God as Light, but though light is special and good and necessary, it’s Life that I see as sacred. I ask my fellow Christians to please not judge me for that, either. Perhaps it is that while light is the “Source,” it is life which is the “Force.” That seems to me to be a novel and interesting conception I have never seen elsewhere before.
Jesus gave us only two commandments: they were his life’s mission, that we would learn and follow these two simple rules — Love God and love your neighbor as yourself. People make such a complicated mess out of that. Actually following Jesus teachings is pretty simple in terms of “loving your neighbor as yourself,” really though: Help people and be kind to them when you can. Don’t hurt anyone if you can possibly help it, and don’t judge people. I do realize we must “evaluate” people and situations, but if we are Christian, we should just be who we are and not judge people at all, if we are following Jesus. And this does not mean we cannot be “discriminating” in our tastes, either: it’s a fine line to walk. I think those messages from Jesus are straightforward in the Gospels.
Nowhere did Jesus ask us to memorize any scripture or to follow any doctrine. (And the Pharisees hated him for it, too.) I do feel that we need a good knowledge of Jesus’ life and teachings, and always we need God’s grace in our lives. One interesting source of the teachings of Jesus I have become familiar with, one of the Gnostic Gospels, but one which I pretty much trust, is The Gospel of Thomas (four video playlist), which was lost to us for 2,000 years but has recently been found intact in Egypt. Also thought to be perhaps especially authoritative among the “standard” Gospels is Luke, (here presented as a movie on YouTube — 1:23:52). Luke was the third and longest of the standard Gospels, and people have told me they feel it to be somewhat authoritative, so I am giving you this link.
I fully admit I could have it wrong, but the above is what I am certain God has led me to believe, and so this is what I teach. Perhaps my ideas may resonate with a few of you, perhaps not, I hope my ideas offend no one. I will go to my grave believing these are the true teachings of Christ, and that being Christian is as simple as following those simple rules, given above in italics. I have found that few people actually do that, and perhaps this is how God will one day judge us. God Bless and Blessed Be. ~ Paul Evans.
Yes – The Ladder
(1999, full album)
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