This page lists passages from the scriptures that I have translated, according to my experience and understanding, in an attempt to help clarify them in modern English and to get closer to what I believe were the authors’ original meaning and intention.
For more background on this translation, please see this introductory blog post.
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19 Because the unnatural human, in its egoic self-possessed “separate” identity consciousness and “independent” state of mind, is the adversary and devil and offender of Reality. It is the “father of lies,” the “son of perdition,” even the antichrist, and has been that way from the Fall of Humanity, each one in their childhood when they become self-aware and “separate” in the world, and they will remain that way for the rest of their mortal lives. Unless and until they surrender and submit this destructive egoic mind-state to the Fire of the Spirit of God that burns deep within them as a refiner, and they offer up on the altar as that great and last sacrifice their egoic mind, to consecrate their own precious Soul, infinite and eternal. By so doing they will come to realize that they are a Perfect Saint, Holy and Complete, even through the At-one-ment of their consciousness in Christ their True Identity and Being, and they will become just like a Little Child once again, amenable, gentle, modest, calm, full of the Pure Love of Christ, able to be equanimous with all things which Reality inflicts on them, even as an egoless Infant submits to the Father’s will and so receives the Father’s Kingdom.
A poem by “David.”
1 God keeps me and feeds me. I will never be without basic needs.
2 God gives me Rest in his precious Home of the Earth. God refreshes me with Living Water.
3 God brings Life to my Being. God guides me in the Good ways, for the Glory of God.
4 Even though I pass through the Dark Night of the Soul, I will not be afraid of my afflictions. For You are in Me! Your Greatness is my Support and Comforter.
5 You prepare a King’s Feast for me in spite of my afflictions. You have ANOINTED ME! I AM I AM I AM overcome!
6 Truly this is Holy Beauty! I will share Loving-Kindness for the rest of my Life. And I will live in this precious Home of this Earthly Body for all Eternity.
10 Sink down, relax, be still and quiet in mind, let go of your self, and come to know-see that I AM is God…
13 Thus saith the Lord, “These people think they can approach Me with the things they say, and they say many great things about Me. But they are actually very far from My Presence in their minds, and their unsuccessful worship is based on man-made rules and doctrines that they’ve been taught by repetition.”
(Compare Matthew 15:8-9)
5 And the glory of God will be unveiled, and each person will perceive it in the same way, as ONE: thus saith the Lord.
33 For this is the new and everlasting covenant that I will make with the family of Israel: After those days of the preparatory gospel and carnal commandments,” thus saith the Lord, “I will reveal myself to them directly in their inner consciousness, and I will unveil myself plainly in their minds; and I will be their God, and they will be my Family in Oneness.
34 And they will no longer need to teach each other, their neighbors and families, saying, ‘This is how you can know God,’ for they will all know Me personally, each and every one,” saith the Lord, “and I will relieve all their guilt and shame, and they will be Pure.
(Compare Hebrews 8:10-12, Hebrews 10:16-17)
3 Joyful are those who have a slow breath and a simple mind, because they are Kings and Queens in heaven.
4 Joyful are those that pass through deep sorrow, who drink the bitter cup, for they will find the Comforter.
5 Joyful are the submissive, yielding, surrendering, and self-less, for they will become One with all things.
6 Joyful are those who yearn, crave, and seek deeply for Godliness, for they will find ultimate Fulness.
7 Joyful are those who are one with the suffering, because they will receive the Comforter.
8 Joyful are those with a clean and clear mind, for they will see God.
9 Joyful are those that are full of peace, because they will be given a new name: Son of God.
10 Joyful are those who are tormented for Godliness, because they are Kings and Queens in heaven.
48 Then realize your essential nature is perfect, or complete and whole, even as the Source from which you’ve come is complete and whole.
28 Come to Me, all of you who are exhausted and overloaded with work, and I will give you rest and refreshment.
29 Unite with Me, and come to know Me—for I AM quiet and calm, and deep in the mind—and you will enter into My rest in your life.
30 Because union with Me is joyful, and My work is freedom.
29 The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one with our Self:
30 And thou shalt love thy Self in God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thy Self. There is none other commandment greater than these.
40 The student is not better than the Teacher, but each one that realizes Perfection will be the same as the Teacher.
35 This is how all people will know that you are of Me—if you Love each other.
12 I tell you with certainty, whoever trusts in Christ will do the things I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than me.
26 I have told them about You, and I will continue to tell them about You, so that your Love that has been in me may also be in them, and that they might realize that Christ is in them.
1 Because of God’s infinite Compassion and Love, I strongly urge and encourage you, then, brothers and sisters, to yield yourselves and offer up your “natural man” and “carnal mind” self as a living sacrifice, which sacrifice is Holy and Sacred and well pleasing to God, and this is real and true worship.
2 And don’t follow after the trends and popular notions of the world today, but rather be transfigured in God through the complete refinement and restoration of your mind to its pure and undefiled state; and then you will be able to discern and know the excellent, joyful, perfect and complete mind and will of God.
14 But the “natural man,” in its egoic carnal logical analytical rational intellectual self-aware consciousness, often cannot accept or make sense of the things of the Spirit of God. For these things can seem like utter foolishness, absurd, illogical, irrational, unreasonable, silliness, and ridiculous to that typical state of consciousness, and it can’t perceive or know or understand them. They can only be searched through and examined well by one’s Spiritual mind and consciousness, which is more holistic, creative, intuitive, abstract, non-linguistic, and imaginative.
(See also D&C 50:22; 2 Nephi 9:28; Isaiah 55:8-9)
15 Indeed, Spiritual consciousness in the human mind can search through and investigate all things, but this consciousness cannot itself be searched and examined by any egoic mind or analytical consciousness.
16 For “what egoic mind has ever known the mind of Christ consciousness, to teach it anything wise or enlightening?” But we understand these things because we have Spiritual minds of Christ consciousness.
(See also Isaiah 40:13-14)
16 Don’t you see that YOU are the House of the Lord, even the Temple of God, and that the Life and Breath and Spirit of God Himself lives within you?
16 Do you not know, and can you not see, that YOU are the temple of God, the sacred edifice, the very Holy of Holies, and that God’s live-giving Spirit, Christ’s spirit, even the breath of Life, lives within YOU?
17 If the “natural man” corrupts, defiles or destroys the Temple of God, God will destroy the “natural man,” because the Temple of God is Holy, Sacred, Pure, and Perfect, and that is what you are!
27 You are all the Holy, Perfect & Pure body of the Infinite and each one of you is a reflection of this Oneness.
22 Those who do not Love and embrace as One their own Lord and Master, the I AM within that saves them and liberates them from their ego, even their most Holy and Pure Self, then they will remain bound by the ego, held captive by this son of perdition and destruction, and experience the deepest sadness, alienation, and suffering, even until death. For their Lord has come, and is right here, because it is the real YOU!
20 My ego has been crucified as was Jesus’ ego, and this “I” no longer lives. But I still live, and it is the true I, even Christ, that lives in me. And I now live in this body with conviction as a Beloved Son of God, who gave its ego up for the true I.
24 Those who are Christs have crucified their natural man and carnal mind with its aversions and cravings.
21 If you have truly heard and understood Christ, and have been taught by Christ, then this is the truth that is in Christ:
22 You must put off the “natural man” ego-self, that familiar old creature within you, which defiles and destroys you because of its false desires and illusory cravings and attachments that engulf your mind,
23 And be re-established in the Life and Breath and Spirit of your Pure mind,
24 And you’ll be endowed with new clothing, putting on a new Man in yourself, even a new creature in Christ, created in the very likeness of God’s image, even in Godliness and true Holiness.
(Compare Mosiah 3:19, 27:25-26, 2 Cor. 5:17)
5 Each of YOU should have the same kind of mind that Jesus had:
6 Although he had God’s form, he didn’t selfishly cling to his divine nature and equality with God as some kind of great prize he’d won.
7 Instead, he emptied his mind entirely of all such thoughts and took on the nature of a selfless servant, being just like other men.
8 And as a man, he humbled his egoic self and was submissive and yielding to the point of death, even surrendering his will to death on a cross.
9 And because of this, God exalted him to the highest heaven, and gave him a new Name, which is greater than any other name,
10 Even the name of Christ, for which every knee will bow, even all things in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth,
11 And every tongue confess that Christ is the LORD, Yahweh, the Great ‘I AM,’ the True Self, even the very glory of God the Father.
7 The peace and rest of God transcends each and every thought of the mind, and it will keep your hearts and minds in Oneness with the Anointed.
25 For which I have been made a servant, feeling compelled by God to be so, to give to you the fullness of God’s Word:
26 The Mystery, the great Secret, that has been kept hidden from the egoic minds of humanity since the beginning, is now realized fully only by God’s Saints, the Holy Ones.
27 Because God gives them direct understanding, from among all the people of the Earth, the abundant glories of this one Mystery, which is this———Christ is in You———this is our glorious faith.
28 This is who we’re talking about, encouraging every person, and explaining to every person, how to attain this transcendent experiential knowledge, so that we may stand with one and all having each realized their complete perfection in Christ.
3 For your egoic constructed self is dead, and your true life is even now secretly in oneness with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, who is our true life, is revealed, realized and made known, then you will also simultaneously be revealed in oneness with him in profound beauty.”
3 Don’t let anyone fool you in any way, for the Anointed Presence will not come to us unless a complete dissociation comes first, and our own egoic carnal “natural man” self is made known, the kin of death and destruction;
4 Which is the adversary and it thinks it’s greater than anything that is considered Sacred, or that is revered; such that we think it is who we really are, our true Self, sitting in the Holy of Holies of our mind, making us believe that it is our true Self.
1 This is a letter from Paul, a messenger sent by Jesus Christ, feeling commissioned and directed by God, even by our Savior in Christ consciousness, which gives us confidence and joy,
2 I’m writing to Timothy, my sincere son in this faith—may you have loving-kindness, may you have compassion, may you have peace—from God our Source, and Christ our true Being.
3 When I left to go to Macedonia, I encouraged you to stay in Ephesus so that you could tell the people there that they should stop teaching old understandings and false ideologies anymore, things that we now know are not true,
4 or spending so much time idolizing as literal truth old mythologies and doing neverending family histories and genealogies, which can just bring up contentious speculations and debates. These things don’t edify people or help them come to know God and do God’s will.
5 Rather, the whole goal and purpose of our teaching is to be filled with Love, and share that Love, even the Love that flows naturally from out of a pure and clear heart, mind, and consciousness, and a genuine sincere desire to commune with God.
6 Some people have completely missed this central purpose of the Gospel, turning instead to meaningless analyses, technical ramblings, and useless discussions.
7 They want to be great scholars and professors of the law of God, but they have little personal perception or firsthand experiential understanding of the divine realities of which they speak, yet they speak so confidently.
7 They are always increasing in knowledge but never able to come to know God.
3 By the power and virtue of the Divine Godhead we’ve been given a fullness of everything having to do with His Life and Godliness, through the direct experiential knowledge of Him who has called us by the name of His own Glory, Goodness, and Purity.
4 Through Him we have been given an Endowment of the greatest and most precious Holy Spirit of Promise, which is to become One with the Godhead, having completely escaped the corruption and defilement that is in the world because of the thoughts and desires of the “natural man” self within us.
(Compare Alma 5:37–42, 55–60)
19 And because of this experience we are sure in knowing the thoughts of God, through prophecy, which is our coming into the consciousness of God, and it would be beautiful if you brought your own mind into that same consciousness. This consciousness is like a light that shines in the dark night of the soul, and continues shining until the morning breaks and the Bright Sunlight of Christ Consciousness arises in your heart, mind, and soul.
20 Here is the main point that you should know: no true prophecy of the Holy Word comes from one’s own egoic intellectual interpretation in the human mind, from the “natural man’s” rational translation and logical explanation.
21 No true prophecy has ever come to a human through their own egoic will, through their typical mental faculties and drives. But rather Holy people spoke in God’s voice only as they were brought into oneness with God’s consciousness, even as they were carried into it and inspired by the Spirit of God’s Being deep within themselves.
1 The law of outward rules and regulations is only a symbol of Joyful things ahead, a foreshadowing or indication of future Realities; it is not the Truth of Reality in itself. Because of this, following these laws will never, ever, ever, obeyed for all eternity, bring worshipers to realize their Perfection.
1 Faith is a trust in realities which we cannot know with our intellectual rational minds, which can become a realization of realities that we cannot perceive with our natural eyes.
2 This is what many ancient people experienced and of which they testified.
39 All of these ancient people testified of the power of faith, and they’ve been honored because of it, but some of them did not come to consciously realize a fullness of that promised perfected state of oneness that faith can lead to.
40 But today our Source has taught us something better through Jesus, a more efficient and productive way, so that we can consciously realize our complete perfection and full awareness of our oneness together with all beings.
1 Look how great the Love is that the Father has for us that we should be given a new name: Son or Daughter of God. Accordingly, everyone else doesn’t know who we are, because they don’t know Him.
2 Beloved of the Father, we are right now Sons and Daughters of God, but we don’t yet see or know what we will be in the future. What we know is that when He shows Himself and is made known, we will be the same as Him, because we will see the same as He does.
3 And every person that has this hope and expectation in Him will purify themselves, the same as He is pure.
20 Look here and see for yourself! I AM right here at your own door knocking; if anyone can hear my own voice and will open their door, I will come into them, and we will share in the most intimate and greatest feast together as One Being.
21 To each and every one that so conquers and overcomes their self I will give to sit down together with Me on My throne, even as I also conquered and overcame my self and am right now sitting down together with My Father on his throne.
22 Those who have ears to hear, let them hear and understand what the Spirit, the Breath of Life and Truth, is saying to those who have gathered.”
4 And they will see the image of His countenance, even His Name engraved upon themselves.