Q & A: All I want out of life is spiritual growth. What would this mean in a Christian sense?

Question: All I want out of life is spiritual growth. What would this mean in a Christian sense? I feel a strong calling to withdraw deep into my soul through some sort of meditative/mystic practice. I want to get as close to Truth as possible. I feel like nothing else in life is worth pursuing. … Continue reading Q & A: All I want out of life is spiritual growth. What would this mean in a Christian sense?

Q & A: How exactly does the Lord punish us?

God does not punish, nor does He intervene. He just gives kindly advice, and then allows each person to make decisions with their free will. Through the consequences (good or bad), the person then learns lessons and gains recognition of how to properly adjust to His Will. Imagine the following: A parent cautions their child … Continue reading Q & A: How exactly does the Lord punish us?

What is happening vs. our thoughts about what is happening.

Our thoughts are the eyes we use to see experiences. Thus, we do not really experience what is happening as it is, but our thoughts about what is happening. That is why it is possible for two people to outwardly go through the same experience, but inwardly draw different conclusions. Or for someone to see … Continue reading What is happening vs. our thoughts about what is happening.

The Folly of Christmas Celebrations

Suppose it your birthday, and a group of friends arrive at your house to celebrate, all bearing gifts. At the appointed time, everyone gathers in a small circle. Soon afterward, the gift exchange commences. However, you immediately notice something strange and perplexing. And that is, instead of giving you the gifts, your friends are busy … Continue reading The Folly of Christmas Celebrations