This is how all people will know that you are of Me—if you Love each other. Continue reading John 13:35 BHT, Love
I don’t think the narrative is literally true, no. But I do perceive it to be deeply, absolutely, and universally Real. Let me explain.
We often progress through faith in stages. The American theologian James W. Fowler outlined these in a well-known book, Stages of Faith.
In my post yesterday I said,
The only God that we can find and perceive and know directly as such, I believe, is the one that can be found in the very center and heart of our own Self and Being and Consciousness. That is where God is. That is where God lives. That is God, in humanity.
Some may wonder, “But isn’t God a person, a human being? Doesn’t God exist somewhere as an individual person, as we’ve come to believe all our lives?”
I believe Joseph Smith, and perhaps his associates, accessed what Christians think of as the “new covenant” long before the temple ordinances were ever introduced, even as early as the First Vision. The confusion, as I understand it, is that access to that higher covenant is not through carnal commandments and ordinances, not even those within the temple on Earth. Continue reading “Where can we find the New Covenant?”
I perceive that when Jesus introduced the “communion” of the bread and wine, it wasn’t so that we would remember only the person Jesus, per se, but the whole of God’s creation, the Universe, that Jesus realized he was One with, and as we can realize we are One with. It is all his “body,” including us. Continue reading “What is the Sacrament, Communion, or Eucharist?”
I don’t think there is any evidence in nature that bodily resurrection can happen as we traditionally think of it. I think this is a misunderstanding of the resurrection. Continue reading “What is the Resurrection?”
One of the most remarkable things I’ve found is the tremendous insight that comes from doing nothing. That sounds strange, and it is. But I think there is truth in it. Continue reading “How to “Do” Nothing”