A conversation on bi-polar:
Me: God is showing you how to love and opening you to his kingdom. I'm not being mean, but what you are experiencing is an illusion, because if you were in love you could not hurt. Those in Christ are not vulnerable to the world. Not that others and situations can't attempt to hurt us, but are conscience is made free. The kingdom of love is in the world but not of it, therefore the knowledge of the tree of good and evil cannot touch us. You need to get your perception right, then the truth will set you free. Submit to God and you will not fail.
Get alone with God and begin to declare who you really are. "Father I thank you that I am in your kingdom, and been delivered from darkness into light. You so love me, care for me and I am not subject to the mind of this world. I don't want one one piece of the sinful nature. Sickness, disease, hurt and anger is not who you created me to be. I say YES to all your promises and come into your created value."
You must do it on a daily. Till it becomes you
Satya G: Actually bipolar disorder is an organic brain disease caused by over excitation of serotonin producing neurons in the brain causing mania and then complete inhibition of those same neurons causing depression. Not an illusion. That's why medication fixes it and doing nothing causes suicide.
Source: I'm a medical scientist
Me: I am a son of God, and I can assure you that people in the kingdom of heaven are not tossed around by the waves of life. There is constant stable peace in the kingdom of heaven. No medication needed.
If we do not really die after death, since we are spirit, then how could thoughts of suicide and depression be real? They are lies, therefore they are illusions, because the only thing that is real is the nature of the Son of God. Illusions are thoughts and emotions that claim to be real, claim to be your identity but they are not. Because I understand the mind, because I live in consciousness, I can understand that it is true there is a mind or thinking pattern that follows lack, sin and death. This mind is limited, weak, hurt, a victim to the world, depressed, anxious and in fear constantly. This mind's motive is always for self indulgence therefore experiences lack and "never enough". This is because we have taken part in sin, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. That is the extremes of each side. Attempting to be good but never actually able to stay stable, and then creating feelings of guilt to attempt to sacrifice ones way to God. This is the mind of sin and death that the entire world operates in because there father is the devil and they hear him.
The mind of the Spirit of life is released from the fight that make the illusory self ego into "something" (pride), therefore that self has died. The exact reason Jesus Christ commands us to die to self. The self is a lie that creates mental illness often. Those who live in the Kingdom of God are not subject to this world. We are in the world but not of the world. So, if you read on my first post, I explain if your already a Christian, how to come fully out of this mind. That mind of sickness is organic to the fallen state, but not to those who are redeemed.
You don't need a degree to understand how to heal, only understand the laws that operate mind and consciousness. Do you think God would leave us without an answer? That would be hopeless now... LOL... Gods call is always Love, but most cannot hear, because they do not listen. So only His sheep will hear His voice. When he calls we listen and know it's true and are healed from sin. The reason I can say this is because I have struggled with this anxiety and depression since about the same age, and I was cured without medication but by submitting my mind to God. Doing exactly what I shared at the end of the first post. Seeing that my identity is not what the episodes tell me but what God is speaking to me. NOT positive thinking and inflating the self but dying to all the carnal desires of sin and following Jesus. That cures the mind. Many people are in a dark night of the soul, and need to cling to God, not man. With faith, all things are possible.
Satya G: I am a christian too. I can assure you that you may be blessed right now with your health being young but nothing will stop you from slow death, pain, illness and depression. That's ageing and God will not stop it from happening to you no matter how self righteous you are.
Me: I'm not sure whether you may be dealing with sickness or people around you. What happens to us through life is that we allow our experience to become our reality, instead of God and His word. It is not about denying the physical reality, but it's about being so filled up with God that those things can't effect you like they do people living in the world. Jesus healed every person that came to Him that needed healing. Don't allow what I am saying to make you feel condemned because you may not be experiencing it, but raise your hopes because we have a good God that gives peace, joy and life, not death. Who said you have to get sick as you get older? Who says you have to get depressed? Who says you have to die in misery? The world says all those things and makes you conscious of it everyday. The mind of the world is caught up in lack, fear and death. People around us who don't trust God are suffering so we think that must be what everyone has to go through. NO.... Those are only beliefs in your mind, because you have seen it so much in the world. God is telling us to look beyond the world, look beyond the body, look beyond our feelings and look to the rock, Christ. There we will find Life. We are never going to die. The body will pass away but we shall live forever. God bless
To encourage selfism in creatures whose besetting sins are all centered in self is like pouring gasoline on a fire that is already raging out of control. A. W. Tozer puts it all in perspective:
"The victorious Christian neither exalts nor downgrades himself. His interests have shifted from self to Christ. What he is or is not no longer concerns him. He believes that he has been crucified with Christ and he is not willing either to praise or deprecate such a man."
"Self is one of the toughest plants that grows in the garden of life. It is, in fact, indestructible by any human means. Just when we are sure it is dead it turns up somewhere as robust as ever to trouble our peace and poison the fruit of our lives..."
"Self -derogation is bad for the reason that self must be there to derogate. Self, whether swaggering or groveling, can never be anything but hateful to God...."
"Boasting is an evidence that we are pleased with self; belittling, that we are disappointed in it. Either was we reveal that we have a high opinion of ourselves."
Many teachers and people will tell you yoga is not a religion. This is a complete lie. Yoga was created by Brahmans and Rishis (mystic seers) of the Hindu religion. Yoga is the heart of Hinduism and without yoga there is no Hinduism. The goal of yoga is to yoke oneself with the Supreme Brahman, or Vishnu. Simply, this means that through yoga one will come to recognize there "Higher Self", their "God-Self" and escape the wheel of reincarnation. Jesus Christ never taught these teachings, and it is a myth that Jesus sat under an Indian Guru. Surely he would have mentioned his Guru, but Jesus only spoke of the Father.
Yoga according to Jesus would be considered a religion in the highest sense. By religion we mean a ritual, rite, work one must do to achieve union with God. Jesus Christ came to destroy religion and establish the Kingdom of God. Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand! Yoga is a religion and will put you in bondage. There is no ritual, or work one can do which will allow them to achieve Godhood. This is the very essence of the Christian teaching and the message Jesus came to preach to the religious teachers. This was the very attempt of Lucifer and he failed miserably. Another point to make, if yoga is so great, then why is India one of the poorest and most miserable places in the world? How come this true enlightenment has not enriched this country of great natural resources. Could it be that religion truly corrupts the best?
YOGA DEFINED by Miriam-Websters Online Dictionary
Yoga: Sanskrit, literally, yoking, from yunakti he yokes; akin to Latin jungere to join -- more at YOKE
1 capitalized: a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation
2: a system of exercises for attaining bodily or mental control and well-being. yo·gic /-gik/ adjective, often capitalized
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8
Hinduism and yoga teach that it is through yourself, and the practice of yoga, you save yourself because you recognize the world is an illusion and that you are really God. You are God but you forgot you are God. And what do these god's and Gurus offer to others? In my opinion, NOTHING! Nothing but a lie and bondage.
What salvation does Hinduism offer? That by the practice of Yoga they can achieve a "higher" state of consciousness, where they will "realize" that the physical universe, including their abject misery, is an illusion (maya) and they are really gods. This is the "ancient wisdom" we have received with open arms from the gurus and Yogis who have brought it to America! Hinduism has turned India, in spite of its vast natural resources and manpower, into one of the poorest and most suffering countries on earth.
Miracles are not governed by laws or principle of any kind. Miracles are a result of the independent action of the Creator. Miracles are not governed by laws of any kind, so there is no ritual, formula, prayer, or demand that anyone may attempt to use to bring about a miracle. It must be by grace alone! God is not bound by "scientific law". A real miracle happens when man recognizes there is no formula for him to speak or think to get God to respond. A real miracle happens when he comes to God on His terms, recognizing his sins and repenting. When man stops attempting to "play god" through magic, is when he receives a real miracle of forgiveness of sin, redemption a clean conscious. All magic is only a form of hypnosis, a strong delusion. The fact is, Freud's theory of the unconscious and past lives all come from people while under hypnosis.
The major theory's of psychology come from a man named Sigmund Freud. He gave us a couple of myths, psychic determinism and the unconscious. That forms the basis of all inner healing. Where did he get these theory's? They came from his patients when he hypnotized them. The same hypnotism that is used to regress people into childhood, and back further than childhood where they come out with factual data of past lives they have lived all over the world. Your either going to believe in reincarnation or your going to believe in seducing spirits & doctrines of devils. I can tell you what one of the doctrines is, right out of the mouth of the serpent in the garden, "You will not die". There is no death, dont worry about it Eve. You will reincarnate and just keep coming back over and over until you become a god!
**I have reluctantly written some of these articles, yet knowing that it needed to be done. I have no desire to cause controversy or division, my sole purpose is to expose a seduction that is no respecter of persons. Many do not understand the seductive philosophy's they have yielded to. I do not desire to be your guru and I don't want you to follow me. I want you to think for yourself and follow the Lord. It is my desire to rescue rather than condemn.
It should be clearly understood that I am not making a blanket condemnation of anyone, nor questioning motives. Only God can judge men's hearts, and we must leave that to Him. It is every Christian's responsibility, however, to judge teachings and fruit and to accept and follow only that which is clearly according to the Word of God. **
First off I would like to say that I have read the book "A Course In Miracles". It is a channeled book by Helen Schucman over a period of 7 years. The "spirit" that channeled this "new gospel" made contact with Helen to correct errors in her thinking and also correct errors in the Bible. One of these errors in the Bible is that Jesus did not die on the cross for our sins. The entity claims that the book is a "universal curriculum." And that it is just one form of this universal curriculum, there are many others. The entity claims to lead you to God in the end through mind training and a complete thought reversal.
The book claims that you can be "Hindu", 'Christian', 'Buddhist', and still accept the ideas because there is no universal theology, but only a universal experience. This is the same claim made by most all "Secret Occult Societies". This is intellectual dishonesty though, because the actual goal of the book is to change your perception of the world, which if you fully accept the ideas you would certainly replace some ideas and beliefs the Bible would teach. This would be called, 'The Bait and Switch". This is seen right off as dishonest for I would rather have someone of a certain religion or faith tell me, "Look, we have a different belief than this other religion. Here is what it is. Accept it or not."
Some who embrace the Course do so out of rebellion to the perceived dogmatism and blind faith of the Christian faith. Ironically, the Course is extremely dogmatic. It's purpose is "thought reversal". It encourages readers to practice it's ideas without exception, even if they find them unbelievable.
"The Perennial philosophy also referred to as Perennialism, is a perspective in the philosophy of religion which views each of the world's religious traditions as sharing a single, universal truth on which foundation all religious knowledge and doctrine has grown."(wiki) This is one of the ideas A Course in Miracles seeks to enlighten its readers in. And that is why the entity channeled by Helen seeks to change certain beliefs held by Christians, because they do not fit into this Perennial philosophy.
The book uses many Christian terms and symbols but as stated before the entity claims to come to correct certain errors in the Bible. And it seems that only the Bible, and Christianity is the one needing correction. If I were to make a comparison of the thoughts, ideas, beliefs of the Book to any religion/philosophy I would say they are closest to Hinduism, with a touch of Freudian Psychotherapy, while again using Christian terms, with different definitions. Most of the Christian terms are defined in a different way than the New Age defines these terms. Here are some examples:
"For Christ takes many forms with different names until their oneness can be recognized." (Manual, p. 88)
"This is not a course in philosophical speculation, nor is it concerned with precise terminology. It is concerned only with Atonement, or the correction of perception." (Manual, p. 77)
"The Atonement is the final lesson man need learn, for it teaches him that, never having sinned, he has no need of salvation." (Text, p. 237)
These ideas are based upon turning up your vibration. By linking up to this Christ mind you change the vibrations of the planetary consciousness. Any thoughts of "separation" are deemed heretical for they supposedly do not lead to Peace, Love and the coming New World. Meditation, visualization, hypnosis, divination, ESP, Spirit Guides, TM, Yoga and the use of Psychoactive drugs are all accepted means to evolve into our full human potential. The only difference between Jesus and us is that he has attained a higher state of consciousness called "Christ consciousness" and we need to attain this state, tap into it, to become God, like him.
And lets make sure to get this straight, the very Jesus Channeled by the atheist professor who's life did not resemble most of ideas written in the Course is to be trusted more than the very disciples who walked with Jesus? This is a question I think we need to ask and contemplate.
What exactly about the Bible is in error? Is this something new, and maybe the Course truly is bringing correction to Jesus teachings? We will get more into that in a bit, let's first look at some of the claims the "channeled entity" makes,
"The Bible says, "The Word (or thought) was made flesh." Strictly speaking this is impossible, since it seems to involve the translation of one order of reality into another." -Chapter 8, Section VII.
Here we see that this entity of the Course denies that Jesus Christ came to earth in the flesh. Let's compare this with the words of 1 John.
"Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to whether they are of God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit which does not confess Jesus is not of God. This is the spirit of anti-Christ, of which you heard that is was coming, and now it is in the world already." -1 John 4:1-3
The Bible claims that the entity of the Course in Miracles is "Anti-Christ". What does that mean? It means to oppose Christ and exalt oneself into His position. Not being born again of God but making yourself into a god through visualization, meditation, Positive mental attitude, hypnosis, Yoga and many other techniques and practices. All in the name of science. They will call it spirituality, but this is nothing more than works religion. The error of Balaam.
"Woe to the obstinate children declares the Lord, 'to those who carry out plans that are not mine, forming an alliance, but not by my Spirit." -Isaiah 30:1
"Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God," (2 Thess. 2:3-4).
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils", (1 Timothy 4)
One does find truth in the writings of "the Course." Some of the quotes would be laughable if it were not for the sad ending of Mrs. Schucmans life. From the Course:
"Anyone who elects a totally insane guide must be totally insane himself." -Chapter 9, Section IV
"It would be madness to entrust salvation to the insane." -Chapter 25, Section VII
And totally insane did Mrs. Shucman go. Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel who was an acquaintance of Mrs. Shucman and gave a eulogy at her funeral wrote about Helen in the last few years of her life, "This woman who had written so eloquently that suffering did not exist spent the last two years of her life in the blackest psychotic depression I have ever witnessed." He even states he believes the channeled "spirit" was possibly a true diabolic manifestation.
So is any of what the entity of the Course teaches new? No, because they are "Gnostic" in teaching and practice. GNOSTICISM IS THE TEACHING based on Gnosis, the knowledge of transcendence arrived at by way of interior, intuitive means. One must attain more secret knowledge through mental training or outward bodily practice to reach enlightenment. Many Gnostics also deny the reality of physical creation.
"The world you see is an illusion of a world. God did not create it, for what He creates must be eternal as Himself" (A Course In Miracles)
The world is only a dream, it is a dream of suffering and pain. You are the dreamer of that dream and the Course says it will help you steadily realize this. Once we have completed our path to forgiveness we will awaken from the dream. We awaken into the "Knowledge of God" where we recognize that nothing has ever happened, there is no need for forgiveness, therefore no need for salvation. This is very similar concept to the Gnostics, escape the world, escape the body, escape the pain and suffering, then you will find happiness and peace.
Jesus in the Bible never teaches us to escape the body. While we know this is not our home, we are taught by the Holy Spirit how to live in this world. There is a proper way to live in the world and use the blessings God gives to us. If we want to have the most happy, peaceful, joyful life, we need to be crucified with Christ. Follow the law of the Spirit of life, repenting from all worldliness. Sexual immorality, impurity, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, discord, jealousy, rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, envy, drunkenness and the like are all things we should turn from. This is part of being crucified with Christ. When we walk in step with Christ, meaning he lives in us, we no longer live by these destructive worldly ways which lead to death, but now we can use the world and the body in the correct manner. A vessel for Gods plan. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and self control. These are not just some special feelings I get for my own personal enjoyment, but these are gifts from God to share with those destined for me to meet.
This is a big difference in that A Course in Miracles does not intend to tell us fully what is of the sinful nature, and what is destructive to ones soul, but leaves that up to the reader to decide, if not at some points in it's spiritual lingo teaching that it does not matter for the world is an illusion anyways. A big playground for one's own amusement. Sin is not real and has no effect.
The Course says that you are Christ Himself because you share the same Self. Christ is the link that keeps you one with God. While there is some truth in this, the course diminishes the crucifixion of Jesus.
"A slain Christ has no meaning." (Text, p. 425)
"Do not make the pathetic error of 'clinging to the old rugged cross." (Text, p. 52)
So what does all of this mean? It means an end to the idea of putting your neighbor first. This is the "Gospel" of self, and recognizing that "I Am God" is the only important task. This is the ascent of the ego into the "Highest Place" the temple of God.
"It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave," (Matthew 20:26)
When Peter rebukes Jesus for expressing to the disciples he will be killed and raised to life was Peter not saying the same thing the Course says? It's not the way of a King, it's not the way of God himself. Come to your senses Jesus. We have so many more good times and happiness to look forward to together. The Course in the same way attempts to eliminate this part of salvation, to make their gospel more acceptable to men.
Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men."
Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it." (Matthew 16:23-24)
So we see the Jesus of the Bible teaches an almost opposite teaching of the Courses Solipsism. The Cross of Jesus does have value, for it is the teaching of being humble, a servant, NOTHING, which is truly the way to resurrection. In this miraculous work of God where the self dies, we find New Life. The old self has no grasp or concept of what this is, for this old self is always looking for something spectacular, something high, something pretty to the eyes and touch. But they would have missed a poor, common, seemingly uninfluential by the world standards Jesus Christ on his way to the cross in whom the Father was well pleased. A servant, who LISTENED to the Father, and did not think equality with the Father something to be grasped. But this is what A Course in Miracles is all about, attempting to grasp God, and somehow through this knowledge you become "God".
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
"Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness." (Philippians 2:5)
This is truly what makes a people great. This is the Kingdom come, and this is how a group of people flourish in abundance and lack nothing. When the self truly dies, and we follow the true teachings of Jesus the people around you will only benefit because there is real giving, sharing and love.
What salvation does Hinduism offer? That by the practice of Yoga they can achieve a "higher" state of consciousness, where they will "realize" that the physical universe, including their abject misery, is an illusion (maya) and they are really gods. This is the "ancient wisdom" we have received with open arms from the gurus and Yogis who have brought it to America! Hinduism has turned India, in spite of its vast natural resources and manpower, into one of the poorest and suffering countries on earth. It could do the same to America, if we continue down this path.
Suffering is not the will of God, but when you follow the will of God (which may take much suffering in the flesh to enter into), some people through fear of coming to the truth and being exposed will heap abuse and suffering upon you in different forms. imprisonment, beatings, or slander, even death (Jesus Crucifixion). That's what it means to suffer for WELL DOING or suffer as a Christian. To stand firmly in God's will and not back down. We rejoice because we know that any suffering of this type is totally worth it and does not compare to the glory ahead of us.
There is also suffering that comes from living in the flesh and following the common lusts of humans. I am not speaking about that suffering. One suffering comes from making choices out of fear and darkness, the other suffering comes from making choices from love. The latter one could be considered no suffering at all compared to the glory awaiting for that one.
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
Solipsism holds that only ones own mind is sure to exist, knowledge of anything outside one's own mind is unsure; the external world and other minds cannot be known and might not exist outside the mind. (wiki) Short video of solipsism
If there is no such thing as knowledge, and you can't really know anything because sin, evil, and fear come from the ego, therefore they are not real, then you couldn't really know anything by reading ACIM?
In the view of Christianity we are REAL moral individuals in a REAL world awakening to our true nature confronting them with REAL free decisions.
What the Course teaches us is "pie in the sky" metaphysical teachings that leaves us more disconnected from one another and an ego inflated to the max. Everything is such an illusion that it doesn't even matter. There is no such thing as objective truth. Just ACCEPT everything the way it is. No matter how much evil is taking place. Suppress the masculine and worship the feminine. No matter how much evil is taking place in our midst, "Accept It." No judgements allowed. The goal of this is to make you passive and turn you into a coward, all the while your leaders, gurus and masters will not operate by these same principles.
They believe themselves to be evolving to a higher place but in reality they are descending into the depths, into the lowest place of false religion. Sharing is only in the context of what furthers "evolution" and the unfit or those who will not recognize and become god's will need to be eliminated.
The Alpha & Omega
When we come to God in unacceptable worship we will not receive a blessing.
"But Pharaoh's protection will be to your shame, Egypt's shade will bring you disgrace." (Isaiah 30:3
But God is patient, His grace is sufficient.
Ultimately, no matter how much we desire to attempt to come to God through some methodology, we will find our-self in religion. This is God's work and His alone to bring us unto Himself, all we can do is wait patiently, quietly trusting that He will do the work promised. The place we will be led to is the cross, and there we learn to lose our life so that we can have true life! The resurrection life. We learn to love not our own life, even unto death and we will overcome all things by the blood of the lamb and the word our testimony. Worthy is lamb! Thank for the cross Lord.
"Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be delivered"
Hello, my name is Darren. I am dedicated to sharing my life and giving freely as everything has been given to me.