Error Leading to Truth
Great job in leading the class Larry. I particularly liked this statement from you:
“As I wrote a little over a year ago, there was a time I would have considered many in this group as “New Age nuts and kooks”. 🙂
“I thank God that I have been given to see things differently because so many here have so enriched my view of life. But that is what life is about if it is to be truly lived. Even one who has already lived half a century can sometimes see with new eyes. :)”
Unfortunately it is rare to find even one person who is this open minded as an adult. Most who do see themselves as open will shut down as soon as some truth crosses their path that does not align with their mindset.
I also liked Peter’s statement:
“I would think that part of anyone’s growth experience would be to learn to separate the chaff from the grain. Certainly, we must do that with the Bible. Any genre has its share of lemons, as well as jewels. If what was once accepted as jewels turn out to be a pieces of glass, I guess it is easy and safe to just assume they are all just pieces of glass.”
It is indeed true that there is a tremendous amount of illusion circulating among seekers these days – perhaps more than any other time in earth’s history.
This is good and bad. It is good in the fact that many who would pay no attention to higher truth are captivated by some fairly far flung philosophy. Sometimes a completely false but interesting teaching may provide a starting point for a quest that leads to true knowledge. For this reason I am hesitant to criticize some philosophies which I believe to be false. Sometimes the infant seeker becomes crushed through the destruction of his thoughtform and gives up the quest for a lifetime.
Fanciful false philosophies are bad in the fact that many people get locked into them in the belief they have found the ultimate and make no further progress in this lifetime.
The Photon Belt idea is an interesting fanciful doctrine which has attracted the attention of many and whether it is true or false I do see one major mistake that is being made concerning it. Believers are waiting to enter this belt and when they do spiritual transformation is supposed to take place.
But what will cause the transformation?
It is expected to come from the Photon Belt which is something outside of ourselves.
Where does real transformation take place?
Answer: Inside of ourselves.
Is there any time frame that we must wait upon for transformation such as a date when we enter the Photon Belt?
Answer: No. There is no waiting. As soon as you make the decision to move ahead you begin your journey, Photon Belt or no Photon Belt, extra DNA or no DNA, 5th dimension or no fifth dimension. All creation awaits your decision, and your decision comes when you decide and you decide when you realize that there is nothing outside of yourself to wait upon.
One of the few articles written from an investigative point of view on the Photon Belt may be found at:
An important point that I have stressed in the past is that all inspired writings have more than one interpretation. Each scripture that deals with principles or cycles has a body, soul and spirit according to ancient Jewish belief.
The body is that which is most applicable to life on the physical plane.
Soul interpretations are those who stir the love energy of those who hear the words expounded.
Spirit interpretations are those that appeal to the higher mind and lead to manifestations of the Spirit within.
In addition to these three there is a fourth which is a synthesis of the three. This will be an interpretation from the viewpoint of wholeness (holiness) which will give guidance in practical application, stir the love of God and Spirit within and lead to intuitive understanding.
In addition to this when the mystical number of seven comes into play the number of possible interpretations multiplies exponentially.
How do you know if your interpretation is correct?
For one thing, if it has meaning to you then a value is achieved even if you are far removed from the meaning implied by the original writer.
Apart from this as we seek accuracy we want to apply the law of correspondences. If the interpretation you come up with fits in with this law then you have found something worthy of contemplation and meditation. As you then contemplate the interpretation and correspondences you will move to the next level of seeking intuitive flashes of knowledge. When these flashes come you will know within that they are true for you will see the principle behind them.
When John saw a vision of the woman (false religion) sitting on the Beast we are told that he “wondered with great admiration.” Rev 17:6
Now why was John so astonished at what he saw? At this point he was well aware that there were great powers of apparent evil which fought against the truth and he had seen this work out in the death and persecutions of many of his fellow disciples and attempts on his own life.
What astonished John was not the fact that there was a great force that persecuted the saints, but the amazing thing he witnessed was the extent of its power. Not only were the evil and mean spirited affected by the Beast, but he saw that its tentacles extended and would extend to almost every self conscious human being on the planet. He saw that there were many good and decent people under the spell of false authority and that if an illusion is dispelled in one area it is usually replaced by one in another area.
He probably would have went away from this vision in a state of depression had he also not seen the eventual triumph of the kingdom of God and that this illusion created by the Beast would be dispelled by the fire and light of God that will manifest beginning with the 144,000.
In this current age the greatest most persistent attacks by the Beast come in the area of freedom. The illusion will be that we need to give up more and more of our freedoms for safety.
So, how do you suppose we trade freedom for safety in relation to religion, in relation to the law, in our relationships and in our group associations?
Jan 30, 2001
Copyright by J J Dewey
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