May 28, 2018
The MAIN cause of misunderstandings concerning the Bible and its interpretation:
The proud but finite human mind thinking that it is capable of comprehending the
profundity of the Bible- which is an explanation of the infinite God. Also, bear in mind that nothing should be interpreted by itself: out of context. Every verse is a part of a cohesive whole- the Bible in its entirety.
Applied practically there are fundamental mistakes made with respect to interpretation due to the following: Some sentences and passages are allegorical, some are literal only, and some are both. If you mistakenly interpret an allegorical part as literal, then you misinterpret it.
For instance: "Behold the lamb of God" does not mean that the person spoken of (Jesus) is literally a young offspring of a sheep. This phrase is allegorical- with a meaning which is voluminous in content.
The 6-day account in Genesis chapters1-2 is NOT a literal account of creation. It is an allegorical account depicting the relationship between the spirit of God, light, and life. If you erroneously take it as being literal, the order of formation of the six different categories of life described in it are NOT in the same chronological order as their sequence in the fossil record. Square peg, round hole.
April 20, 2020
Being from a long line of Spiritualists, I tend to not bother about main stream Religions as they tend to spout a lot but never deliver anything solid in its answers to simple questions. It makes me smile when I read that as soon as people say they are Spiritualists, everyone wants to attack them,..ohh Demon Lovers, Devils worshipers etc, but the fail to see that all the main religions in the World have the same bottom line to their beliefs.. Consciousness after Death. Plain and simple.. A small thing to remember, no spiritualist has ever (to my knowledge anyway) murdered another religious person because of their beliefs, but many thousands of people have been murdered, or put to death for not believing in what they are told is truth.. Makes one wonder if God or Jesus, Buddha or Krishna or Mohammad, goes along with those kind of actions? Anyway, take care everyone, stay safe in this time of Deception by the Powers of Darkness. Maybe say No to injections? My wife keeps telling me that, and she passed over nearly 5 years ago..