We have become accustomed to using words loosely, without reflecting on what they actually mean. One of these words is the concept of "sacrifice". No human being, no matter how great the act, can ever truly sacrifice! What do I mean by this? Someone sharply criticizes you, provoking an inner struggle; You resist lashing out, … Continue reading It is impossible for a human being to sacrifice
1) We have expectations. Expectations carry concepts of how we believe our life should develop. We fix firmly to these expectations. 2) Someone upsets our expectations by introducing something that challenges our concept, compelling us to face a new reality. 3) We are disappointed. Disappointment is friction between expectations and reality. 4) The fork in … Continue reading What is resentment?
Question: Why does God not require works for salvation? Because if I had to do x, y, and z to be saved, I could know for sure that as long as I did x, y, z, I was guaranteed salvation. Instead, because it’s by faith only, I have no idea if I 100% have the kind … Continue reading Q & A: Why does God not require works for salvation?
The sphinx! For thousands of years this mystery has puzzled mankind. Why did the ancients form this cryptic structure? And what does it represent? I am not presumptuous enough to think this essay will fully explain it, or exhaust the reasons the ancients might have had. No, my purpose here like in all my written … Continue reading Revelations, the Sphinx, Numbers, & the Zodiac
Question: What does this mean? “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Does it mean that anything you ask God for, He will give to you? And the knocking part, is he referring to The Kingdom of Heaven opening to you while … Continue reading Q & A: What does this mean? Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
Question: I came from a Buddhist background which says yes there are gods/deity/angel and one supreme God who says I am the Creator of the universe and desires for the welfare of humanity; but also, there is this devil entity called Mara who rules over earth and wants every human to be its slave, although … Continue reading Q & A: God and Karma
Throughout my life I have earnestly asked myself this question in trying moments. Approaching this inquiry from different angles, I arrived at two interconnected answers. You see, there are two layers to suffering I have identified that are opposite ends of the same coin. Here it is: 1) Refusal to wholeheartedly accept what is before … Continue reading What is the source of my suffering?
If we are honest, we will admit that for modern man it is difficult and almost impossible to honor and respect the Almighty as Perfect and Holy if you interpret His Nature based solely on orthodox biblical interpretations. As blasphemous as these statements appear, let me give you an example of what I mean. Genesis … Continue reading Does the Almighty tempt?
Sometimes our problem is impatience, not lack of help. Imagine an Israelite during their days of Egyptian enslavement, fervently petitioning the Almighty for the help of deliverance...daily. Now further imagine if these entreaties grew more impatient and intense daily, as the scourge of the Egyptians amplified in truculence. Now I want you to picture a … Continue reading Waiting for help
The intoxicated person inside a building who, in his extremely incapacitated state, does not even realize the whole building is on fire, will never understand the urgency of his sober neighbor who is hustling to find directions to exit the building. Unless sobriety inspires him, he will likely interpret the vigorous exertion of his neighbor … Continue reading Drunkenness & the burning building