28 September 2013

The Way Of The Serpent

In the Garden of Eden, there were two trees – the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Surprisingly, out of all the other vegetation, water, animals, planets, space, angels and heaven, these two trees made a bigger impact on our world than anything else. So what’s the deal? Well, there’s more to this story than what's being told. Way more.
The fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.

Most usually pass over the first three chapters of the Bible like it's some scientific history lesson about how the world was made and the first sin ever committed. Many don't understand that this story is more figurative than it is literal. But, what is the whole point?

Quite simply, it's how to tell the difference between those that eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and those that eat from the Tree of Life. Yes, you can be eating from either of these trees at this very moment.

However, for now, I want to focus on the "bad" tree - the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a bad tree. Nothing God creates is bad. In fact, God specifically said all of it was good. He believed this and mentioned it many times in the beginning (Gen 1:4, Gen 1:10, Gen 1:12, Gen 1:18, Gen 1:21, Gen 1:25). He was satisfied with all he had done (Gen 1:31-2:3). This includes the "bad" tree that was planted in the garden (Gen 2:15-17).

Now, out of all the plants that God made, this tree is clearly the one God didn't want Adam and Eve to eat from. He told Adam to stay away from it. Why? Well, it's simple. Almost too easy. God didn't want Adam to have its wisdom.

12 September 2013

You Are God (Part 2)

It's just not right to say you are Jesus. It doesn't even sound right to the trained Christian ear. But why? After all, we call ourselves Christians (like Christ). If you call yourself a Christian, then you're certainly claiming to be like Jesus, correct? Don't Christians claim they know Jesus personally and follow in his footsteps?  Don't they say, "I know Jesus. If you watch me you'll learn how he walks and talks."
You are Jesus.

The reason it doesn't sound right is because you've been taught the complete opposite. The complete opposite from who God says you are.

Just a few weeks ago I visited the main campus of a mega church in Lafayette, CO (here is a link to their website, but don't click it. It wouldn't be very nice to call them out like this). The pastor said over and over again in his sermon that "we aren't God..." And sadly, the congregation agreed with him and cheered him on. Here's a guy that's completely adored by thousands of Christianites and considered a major leader in the faith and he doesn't have a clue who God says we are. He's contradicting God's very own Words.

However, let me do my best to help change all that. I want you to know the truth about yourself and I want you to be able to see your true nature in God's mirror. And not the mirror Christianity uses.