Peace Next

This a reply to a Blog Post on the PeaceNext site. I wrote it for that site but it is material that belongs here as well.

I have often considered “The image and likeness of God” and what it means. I have decided what it does mean for me. Image is imagination and likeness is, awareness – sentiency – cognition, etc. As to Gods omnipotence, that would be the simple fact of God’s existence. This holds true even if that fact is Gods non-existence. I am certain that we are each deserving of exactly the same thing, what God would have for us. It is the same for each of us and affords us no harm.

In considering scripture or any sacred text, I never get very far. The notion that any word, spoken, written, read, is the word of God, is a bridge I will not buy. It is known who writes, reads and speaks words. I am not confused about it. I am certain that God requires no intermediary and trust no man who claims to speak for God. That is to say, I trust that no man speaks for God. I have greater confidence in God than that.

2 thoughts on “Peace Next

  1. “That is to say, I trust that no man speaks for God. I have greater confidence in God than that.”

    Interesting thought. It goes contrary to anceint scripture, (See: the book of Amos, I believe — “Surely God will do nothing except reveal His will to His prophets..”), but I would like to believe that He can speak to me without any intermediary.

    • Paul, I am glad you enjoy the blog. I do intend to continue writing for it. I am currently working to repair my habits of thought and the gravity that those habits create. The subtle habit’s of mind act to clarify, or clutter, our perception. By identifying what creates the gravity, and then the clutter, a person can de-select it. The clutter of our mind can be released in this way and gravity restored to its purpose, clarity. As a mystic this is how I see thought and its function. A prophet is as ordinary a person as any other, it is this matter of clarity that is the distinction. God being omnipotent, God speaks to all. We each have what we are given to do, our appointment. Just as it is not important for anyone else to do what I might do it is not important for me to do what they might do. I do think I am making good progress on my clarity project and hope to write as the Mystic Tourist soon. Please feel free to comment I enjoy the engagement.
      Thank You,
      The Mystic Tourist

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