August 8th, 2005

peace

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x-posted to my journal and religious_left

You all will eventually come to realize that "good" and "evil" really don't exist. They're mere illusions constructed by a limited human understanding to conceptualize a limitless God. While "Evil" does not come from God, since God is pure Light, evil exists only because God wills it. Evidence of this is seen in the verse Matt. 5:45, which says, "...for He makes his sun rise on both the evil and the good, and sends his rain on both the just and the unjust."

While this simultaneously dualistic/non-dualistic nature is hard to comprehend, it's only because both of these words, are merely words. The true knowledge of the Divine both transcends and is within the human experience. Think of it this way: You and all of the rest of creation are reflections of God, since He can't be understood otherwise. Indeed, 1 John 4:12 says that "no man has ever seen God." The solution to the inadequacies of language and "human logic" can be found in Psalms 46:10: "Be still and know that I am God." As this reflection of Light, you are of the Light, and the Light is within you. Therefore, when one understands that there is no such thing as "me" and "you," or "good" and "bad," he is totally enveloped in the Light and becomes Christened. Likewise, if one ignores his spiritual potential and doesn't live according to God's Will, (this, by the way, isn't referring to an atheist, because if anyone, even an atheist, lives in love (thereby in God-1 John 4:16) then he is fulfilling God's Will), then he separates himself from God. Thus, when one reaches spiritual enlightenment, he enters Heaven; and when one separates himself from the Light, he enters Hell. Jesus explained that both Heaven and Hell are within. Luke 17:21 says, "Neither shall they say, Lo here! , lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you." Likewise, Mark 7:21 says, "For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, fornication, theft, murder, adultery." In sum, both "heaven" and "hell" are merely states of spiritual awareness.
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Live by this. For I speak the Word of God through the mouths of angels.