Each of us goes through life with two main selves. Most people remain aware of only one of them directly, which is the first one:
An addition to the BHT, concerning how we can “know” for ourselves if these things are really from God, or if they are from Bryce’s own deranged mind. Continue reading “John 7:17 BHT, How to “Know” if this is from God?”
An addition to the BHT, about exalting the false self versus humbling the false self. Continue reading “D&C 101:42 BHT, Exalting One’s Self vs Humbling One’s Self”
The human ego, our psychological self, is entrenched in division, in separation, in me versus you, tribalistic ingroup versus outgroup, my religion or no religion, Continue reading “The Ego & the True Human”
Added to the BHT, regarding the Mystery of the Gospel since the beginning.
“I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.”
—John 14:6, NIV
Much has been written, and there has been much contention throughout history, about this scripture and others like it that seem to justify the exclusive truth claims and saving power of Christianity. Other religions have made similar claims for their own paths, but for this post I’ll focus on Christianity. I believe these claims rely on an interpretation of scripture that is partially correct, but unfortunately misses a greater and far more glorious meaning.
by Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1831
If thou canst bear
Strong meat of simple truth
If thou durst my words compare
With what thou thinkest in my soul’s free youth,
Then take this fact unto thy soul,—–
God dwells in thee.
It is no metaphor nor parable,
It is unknown to thousands, and to thee;
Yet there is God. Continue reading “Emerson’s Poem, Gnothi Seauton (Know Thyself)”